A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 09/27/02:

The Story The county jail officially becomes overcrowded.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin You mean we don't have a place to put some of the folks we see wandering the aisles of Walmart?  What if Randy Moss comes to visit?

The Story Commissioners agree to pay $7,500 for a sprinkler system for the lawn.
News worthiness *
The Spin Any of you folks in that crowded jail know how to put in a sprinkler system really cheaply?

The Story Charles Wilhite writes another letter to the editor regarding his efforts to place signs at every old Wise County school site. Next to his letter is one from Bill Hamm pointing out that some of the signs are in the wrong place. "Why go to all the time and expense to post these [signs] in the wrong place?" he wrote.
News worthiness *
The Spin How much are we paying Mr. Wilhite anyway?

The Story It finally dawns on us as to why B-movie actor Jackie Chan has been seen in a public service ad appearing in the Messenger which encourages the reading of newspapers. He is reading "The Tuxedo Times".
News worthiness *
The Spin What was the name of his new movie again? (Which, by the way, looks awful).

The Story The Decatur ISD adopts a "radical change" by naming three assistant superintendents.
News worthiness *
The Spin The next bond package will be based upon the need to ease administration overcrowding.

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): 
3 (25%) 
130 (31%)

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