A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/23/01:

The Story The County Commissioners finally settle on where to redraw the precinct boundary lines in order to bring the districts in line with the most recent census.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The Spin doesn't know much about politics, but whether a commissioner voted to accept the new boundary line seems to be directly proportionate to the chances of him winning in the next election - And we really don't have any problem with that.

The Story The roof of the Highway 51 branch of the Decatur Bank catches fire. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin Is this God's way of showing his disapproval of the recent sale of the locally owned bank to big conglomerate First State Bank of Denton? Coincidence? We think not.

The Story An 18 wheeler crashes through an Aurora home. Oddly, the first person to call 911 was Fort Worth resident Greg Frausto who "in 1995, . . . was awarded the Carnegie Medal for helping a woman in Runaway Bay who was being assaulted by an armed ex-boyfriend."
News worthiness **
The Spin Does this guy have any subliminal desire to become one of the Super Friends as super-hero  "IAlwaysFindMyselfHangingAroundTroubleInWiseCounty Man"?

The Story The Wise County Domestic Task Force goes on the hook for a 4,000 square foot shelter at a cost of $88,000 over ten years.
News worthiness *
The Spin Didn't we just see a story a couple of weeks ago about the Task Force having financial difficulties?

The Story A four person student group from Harvard releases the results of their study on how Wise County should prepare for growth. Part of the report stated "Manufactured housing constitutes a problem that goes beyond aesthetics or stereotypes about their buyers."
News worthiness **
The Spin We wonder just how many trailer homes are in Cambridge, Massachusetts? (The two students that appeared Friday in Decatur in support of their report were Kavitha Salveraj and Eun-Sang Jeong. The Spin has yet to confirm rumors they were spotted at Wal-Mart earlier this week buying a "I'm With Stupid -->" T-shirt).

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