A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 08/31/02:

The Story Criminal charges are filed against Dr. Elizabeth Rohr for the alleged mistreatment of 31 horses. "I hope she goes to jail," said Virginia Wilcox, Rohr's sister.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Rohr will think twice about sending another "From Your Loving Sister on Your Birthday" card.

The Story Former Decatur substitute teacher Norma Damron Shettlesworth is arrested for allegedly providing alcohol to 16 minors during a Vocational Industrial Clubs of America trip to Waco.
News worthiness **
The Spin The kids thought it was a Vocational Industrial Club, not Clubs.

The Story The Boyd School Board is getting a little testy. 
News worthiness *
The Spin Two newsworthy quotes: (1) "You're about at the max [in salary] in my opinion." - School Board member Minor Hopkins to Superintendent Charles Cox. (2) "I don't want it to bite me in the butt." - Sheril Rogers-Tidwell on setting the budget.

The Story Some residents in Boonsville oppose the proposed creation of a fire district that would cause an increase in taxes. 
News worthiness **
The Spin Yet another good quote: "They throwed it down our throats." - Resident Peggy Shepherd.

The Story A huge gust of wind blows down the Whataburger sign crushing three cars on Tuesday.
News worthiness **
The Spin "Would you like fries with that WhataPainInTheButt?"

Special Highly Technical Research Project to be Conducted Throughout 2002: 
 New This Week
Year To Date
Number of new births announced in the Wise County Messenger
Number of new births announced by parents with different surnames (or no father identified): 
2 (20%) 
115 (32%)

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