A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 9/22/01:

The Story Two bodies are found buried near a Boyd home. One of the dead allegedly committed suicide after telling her children that she was God and would rise from the dead after three days. Her children buried her in the back yard once her prediction somehow didn't come true.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin It's so creepy we can't wait to hear more.

The Story Rhome legalizes liquor sales. Booze expected to be flowing by Thanksgiving.
News worthiness ***
The Spin We presume that the oft mentioned Chili's or Albertson's will now somehow magically appear.

The Story H.D. Bosewll writes a letter to the editor gripping about Decatur school taxes. "Will [they] tell DISD taxpayers why the [Decatur Bank] was on the tax roll in 2000 for $600,000 and sold in 2001 for $10 million - 15 times fair market tax value?"
News worthiness *
The Spin Because the sale price wasn't based solely on property value. (If it were so, The Spin hereby agrees to buy any bank in America based upon the value of its physical property).

The Story Joe Cole's letter to the editor said simply, "I'm a little curious as to why a town the size of Rhome needs five police cars."
News worthiness *
The Spin Is it just five of them lurking down there?

The Story The New Fairview City Council makes some zoning changes in an effort to bring a motel into the town. Councilman Steve Misner voiced concern about the nationality of those that may open businesses in that area, especially the motel.  “Are they Americans?” Misner asked. “I have concerns in the light of national events. I am a patriot and this concerns me.”
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Sheeeesh.

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