A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 9/29/01:

The Story From the Decatur Police Blotter: (1) Someone stole the donation can for New York disaster victims from the Kentucky Fried Chicken and (2) Mr. Jim's Pizza reported that someone threw a rock through the front glass window where "God Bless America" was written.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Well, at least we had a decent week and half of togetherness and patriotism.

The Story The Wise County Sheriff's Office gets a bulletin from the Feds to be on the lookout for crop duster theft in order to prevent an attack "on the nation's food source or crops".
News worthiness *
The Spin Of all possible scenarios of further terrorist attacks, doesn't that sound like the most improbable? There's a lot of wheat, corn, and potatos out there.

The Story The investigation continues in the alleged "Cult" murders outside of Boyd a couple of weeks ago. "The two suspects, Delwin Ray Suhl and Clint Curtis Sauthen, remain in jail with bonds set at $100,000. Neither have attorneys to represent them."
News worthiness **
The Spin Isn't the continued use of the word "cult" in this situation a little dramatic? One family with one crazy momma doesn't exactly conjure up thoughts of Charles Manson, Jim Jones, or David Koresh.

The Story The Messenger praises the four county commissioners for unanimously voting on  a resolution "condemning the cowardly acts" of the terrorists. Despite being at "odds over political issues such as spending and taxes", the Messenger wrote, they "joined together . . . in a display of patriotic support."
News worthiness  *
The Spin Yeah, that was nice, but who in the heck would ever vote against the resolution?

The Story Rhome residents complain about the city's water supply smelling like "sewer". The mayor, Nell Fernandez, said "We found out that they had hydrogen sulfide pockets in their water. But everything's safe - nothing is going to kill them."
News worthiness **
The Spin At least we now know what the standard is.

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