A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 8/11/01:

The Story An architect projects a new Decatur High School would cost $30 million.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin We presume that includes a row of luxury suites.

The Story A grand jury indicts nine Decatur boys after the brouhaha in a Wise County field some months back.
News worthiness **
The Spin The City of Decatur, certain that these boys will go down in history as outlaws of biblical proportions, mimics a publicity stunt of the Texas Rangers by commissioning a limited edition series of "The 'Decatur Nine' Bobble Head Dolls".

The Story A subdivision in Rhome, Zion Estates, is found not to be in the City of Rhome after all. Since the residents had been taxed for years, Todd Yingst told the city council: "Taxation without representation is tyranny."
News worthiness **
The Spin At least he wasn't dramatic about it.

The Story Former District Attorney Pat Morris is disbarred by the State Bar of Texas.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Incredible and incredibly sad.

The Story The Wise County Domestic Violence Task Force holds a mock "casino party" to raise money.
News worthiness *
The Spin Anyone else catch the irony here? Let's fake doing something illegal (gambling) to raise funds to stop an illegal activity (domestic violence). So what kind of party does the Wise County Anti-Gambling Task Force throw?

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