A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 8/09/03:

The Story The Decatur ISD votes to spend $10,000 for a consulting firm from Mesquite in order to determine the "best" time to call for a bond election.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin The recommendation will be to wait until the public is no longer hacked off for spending $10,000.

The Story The murder of Hope Moore at a Bridgeport nursing home grabs headlines.
News worthiness *****
The Spin The New Jersey and mob based television show "The Sopranos" isn't this violent.

The Story After Slidell High School is rated "unacceptable" by the State, some students transfer to Decatur ISD free of charge per state law.
News worthiness **
The Spin The bad news is that they will be expected to pass.

The Story The "1st Annual Foundation Face-Of Sporting Clay & Five Stand Tournament" is scheduled with "proceeds [to] go toward the purchase of an infant warmer for the nursery at the Wise Regional Health System."
News worthiness *
The Spin The company doesn't make enough money to buy one for itself?

The Story Headline: "Tattoo parlors not welcome but may be coming to town anyway" 
News worthiness **
The Spin First beer and now tattoos? What's next? This madness needs to stop before someone gets their naval pierced.

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