A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 06/22/02:

The Story Methamphetamine labs "plague" Wise County. "Last year . . . 32 meth labs in Denton and Wise Counties, accounting for more than $2.3 million in drugs conviscated."
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Now there's a thought for the Wise County Appraisal District.

The Story The City of Decatur debates "at large" vs. "single member district" city council positions.  "[The U.S. Justice Department] will look to see if what you do has an effect on the voting rights of minorites. They want to make sure that no pockets of minorities are disenfranchised by the plan." 
News worthiness **
The Spin The hispanic and african

The Story Bridgeport Senior quarterback Phillip Daugherty was ranked the top 3A prospect in the state by David Campbell's Texas Football. He has verbally committed to Texas Tech.
News worthiness *
The Spin Even Bridgeport legend Kyle Clifton didn't receive these kind of accolades. (Clifton was a third round pick, and the 64th pick overall, of the New York Jets in 1984)

The Story A theft of a cash register at J&J Country stores was thwarted by a clerk who "picked up a hammer and scrwdriver and frightened the suspect away".
News worthiness **
The Spin The clerk attributed her response to the Bob Villa School of Self Defense.

The Story Bridgeport ISD revises its dress code. Shorts must now be "knee length" as oppossed to the old policy of which allowed shorts to be at least "mid thigh".  The revision is remedy the problem of "the same students getting sent to their offices repeateldy in one day by different techers because the students' shorts didn't look long enough." 
News worthiness **
The Spin So there was a periodic "mid thigh" determination made in the office? Could that be a bit awkward? (As a sidenote, High School assistant principal Don Majka entertained the school board by standing "up to show off his own navy blue, knee-length walking shorts.")

Special Highly Technical Research Project to be Conducted Throughout 2002: 
 New This Week
Year To Date
Number of new births announced in the Wise County Messenger
Number of new births announced by parents with different surnames (or no father identified): 
3 (43%) 
81 (33%)

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