A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 7/14/01:

The Story A report reveals that Wise County ranks third in the state in auto-train accidents. The Texas Railroad Commission says it "works year round to educate drivers about rail crossing safety with classes held in . . . statewide."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Rail crossing safety? How about this slogan: Don't pull a car out in front of a mega-ton train that can't stop on a dime.

The Story Boyd considers extending its extraterritorial jurisdiction in an effort to take over land that Fort Worth may wish to claim. Residents in a proposed ETJ area have to agree to be included. "You would have to ask them if they would rather be in Fort Worth or Boyd," a city official said. 
News worthiness **
The Spin Can you give us a minute to think on that?

The Story A big chunk of a Delta plane falls off during a flight and lands north of Decatur.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Oh my gosh! It could have struck Wal-Mart!

The Story The Messenger runs an article about a manufactured homeowner, Lisa Pennington,  who struggles with the stereotypes associated with that type of housing.
New worthiness **
The Spin Lisa Pennington: "I don't want people to think we're trash just because we live in a mobile home."
"Stick and Bricks" homeowner Jim Peek: "We are not uppity folk. It's just a matter of what this will do to our property values". 
The Spin: Kudos to Jim for using the word "uppity".

The Story Miss Wise County Linday Kellum won the "Overall Alpha Physical Fitness in a Swimsuit" award at the Miss Texas Pageant.
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The Spin  We couldn't helped but be enthralled with the new name of the swimsuit competition. (The name of "Hottest Babe When All The Girls Wear the Least Amount of Clothing Competition" was a close second but ultimately rejected by pageant officials.) 

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