A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 8/19/01:

The Story The city council of New Fairview, excited about Rhome having an election on legalizing the sale of beer and wine, threw its support to a petition to have alcohol sold within the city.
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The Spin The council also considered a new city slogan: "Why go all the way to Rhome? Stop at New Fairview and get licquored up here."

The Story Mitchell Energy is sold.
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The Spin George Mitchell, who saw the first oil boom come and go, won't be fooled again.

The Story Bridgeport holds a "Kasi Kelly Day" in the city to honor her for becoming Miss Texas U.S.A.
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The Spin After a day of chicken fried steak, that free trip to Malaysia doesn't look so bad after all. 

The Story The "Robin Hood" plan of redistribution of wealth will cost the Northwest ISD $9 million.
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The Spin The Spin suspects folks in Paradise, Boyd, and Alvord could care less.

The Story The Pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Decatur writes another letter to the editor, this time whinning about a man who backed into his truck who refused to accept responsibility. "Since there were no witnesses, he was able to get away with his lie and now I have to pay to repair my car on my own.  I write this to tell the gentleman (whose name is withheld to protect the guilty) that I have forgiven him. I hope he is repentant for what he has done and that someday I can extend the right hand of fellowship to him." 
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The Spin Translated: I shall chew you out in Christian love.

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