The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/2/06:
This Week's Overall Newsiness Rating: Back To Slow

The Story The new hospital expansion in Decatur is the subject of a media tour complete with "LCD flat screen televisions, an indoor heated pool, upscale furniture, a whirlpool tub, and fresh linens."
News worthiness **
The Spin I don't remember LCD flat screen televisions being referenced in any of the recent fund raisers.

The Story Couunty Commissioners stand by their firework useage ban causing ourtrage by firework sellers and  prompting someone to write on a courthouse bulletin board, "Wise County Commissioners are communists."
News worthiness *
The Spin Commissioners responded by issuing a proclamation that read, "We will bury you."

The Story Gayle Young of Boyd supports the fireworks ban in a Letter to the Editor saying, "I believe if thier fireworks cause property damage, the victims should be able to file suit again the fireworks stand owner for the damage."
News worthiness *
The Spin And gun sellers, an automobile sellers, and especially butter sellers.

The Story More firework news: Two men are given citations for shooting off fireworks in a field while the officers conviscate $300 work of fireworks off of them.
News worthiness **
The Spin "You're taking my fireworks? What is this? Communist Russia?" said one of the men.  "I've heard that about this county."

The Story The Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission gives the go ahead to a 72 unit apartment complex in the middle of the town. One local resident, in opposition to the plan, said, "My problem is, I don't like apartments. I don't like crowds of people. Think about the folks that are there in the neighborhood . . . don't let a bunch of wild yahoos come in."
News worthiness ***
The Spin That drew an immediate rebuke from National Association for the Advancement of Wild Yahoos. "Yeah, we like to get drunk, smoke a little dope,  and stay up real late, but at least we're sociable!" a press release read.

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