The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 9/4/04:

The Story A grievance panel rejects C.D. Archer's request to paid an extra $6,678.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
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."
News worthiness **
The Spin And just as I was finishing breakfast.

The Story Dr. Elizabeth Rohr is finally sentenced to 1 year in the county jail.
News worthiness ***
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.
News worthiness *
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 Greenwood."
News worthiness *
The Spin What's more ironic: (1) the Republicans trying to act like the common man or (2) the Democrats associating with the dead?

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