A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 8/02/03:

The Story Communicomm, Decatur's cable and high speed Internet carrier, files for bankruptcy as it seeks to reorganize. It lists assets at $45 million and debts of $103 million.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin In order to become more financially sound, the company plans a 24 hour "Trading Spaces" channel in order to obtain 100% of the female audience.

The Story Bridgeport ISD considers a bond package and hears that the high school "needs . . . a $2.5 million theater arts building . . . . "
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The Spin One Act Plays sure aren't what they used to be.

The Story Wise County will receive eleven more troopers raising the current level from 9 to 20 officers.
News worthiness **
The Spin So much for the budget crisis.

The Story The Messenger runs a front page story entitled "An Addict's Story" regarding the dangers of drug addiction.  "One of my big misconceptions," the anonymous addict wrote, "was that alcohol was harmless because it was legal. Once I started drinking I'd spring a leak and here would come the rest [of the the drug use]." 
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The Spin Decatur merchants, despite the moving story, continued to sell beer at a break neck speed.

The Story Keri Pritchard, a fledgling Messenger reporter, gets the chance to write an editorial and chooses the topic of "First-time car buyer drives away with enjoyable experience."
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The Spin Next week's article: "Having a root canal was more fun than I expected."

The Story Decatur ISD announces its dress policy including "Halter-tops, spaghetti straps, tube tops, midriff shirts . . . must not be worn" and "Tops and pants must meet all the way around and show no skin."
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The Spin The Decatur High School boys immediately began planning their first riot. "We understand the need for some rules," said the fictitious spokesman, "but this is simply The Man going overboard and we won't put up with it."

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