A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/12/03:

The Story The Texas House of Representatives votes to place Wise County in the congressional district of Mac Thornberry of Clarendon.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Who the heck is he and where in the heck is Clarendon?

The Story The Runaway Bay fireworks display is canceled at the last minute.
News worthiness ***
The Spin In search of an alternative, disappointed viewers traveled to the backwoods area of Wise County with hopes of seeing a meth lab blow up.

The Story After the Rhome Police Department loses its chief, the city begin looking for another with a salary range of $28,000 to $36,000
News worthiness **
The Spin With as many stops as that Blue-SUV-Turned-Cop-Car makes on 287, you would think they would have enough coin to equal the pay of a school superintendent.

The Story Jim Matthews of Boyd announces he'll make a run for District Attorney.
News worthiness **
The Spin Throw in some political jockeying for the Sheriff's job that has already occurred, and the old adage of "the political season begins after Labor Day" have now been transformed into "the political season begins after Independence Day."

The Story  "A fire at a Decatur Cleaners sent smoke into the sky Friday . . . . When the fire blew open the dryer door, it caused minor burns to Bill Brannan, owner of the business."
News worthiness *
The Spin The headline above this story read: "Fire at cleaners damages clothes". Not that the paper is not concerned about minor injuries, but there were 50 pair of starched wranglers that were in jeopardy!

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