|The Story||A grievance panel rejects C.D.
Archer's request to paid an extra $6,678.
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|The Spin||I wish I could have found a
place to bet $6,678 on the outcome.
|The Story||Three confirmed cases of
whooping cough have been confirmed in the county. "A highly contagious
illness found only in humans, the bacteria is spread from person to
person through tiny drops of fluid from an infected person's nose or
mouth. Or as Dr. [Leslie] Hollis bluntly puts it - snot."
|The Spin||And just as I was finishing
|The Story||Dr. Elizabeth Rohr is finally
sentenced to 1 year in the county jail.
|The Spin|| And the above-the-fold photo
causes the county nightmares.
|The Story||Local authorities and the DEA, using helicopters, uncover alleged
evidence that there are people in the county that actually possess
marijuana. Sixteen people from various locations in the county are
arrested with more arrests to follow.
|The Spin||Any chance that 50 years
from now people reading archives of the Messenger will laugh at the amount
of time and money spent trying to stop marijuana?
|The Story||The political season fires up with
the Republicans scheduling a "Wise County Republican Hoedown" while the
Democrats arrange "an evening with Wise County Democrats and Elvis in
|The Spin||What's more ironic: (1) the
Republicans trying to act like the common man or (2) the Democrats
associating with the dead?