A (sometimes) tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 9/30/00:
The 10/7/00 Edition Will Be Published on Monday at 6:00 p.m. - The Spin Wishes to Assure Everyone That The "Blessing of the Pets" In No Way Contributed To This Interruption.
The Story UNT professor Dr. John Baen proclaims that Wise County's population will grow 400% in the next twenty years. 
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin So what do we have now? About 40,000 God fearing country folks? Four hundred percent growth is 160,000 which means we'll be gaining an average of 8,000 people a year. The Spin tends to be skeptical but, then again, rural Collin County and sleepy Plano laughed in 1970. Hide the goats.

The Story The commissioners vote to spend $6,900 to upgrade the computers in the EMS office from DOS to Windows.
News worthiness **
The Spin The next step is to replace the well worn abacus.

The Story Charles Lee Wilhite of McKinney chastises the Messenger in a letter to the editor about running a front page story of how Commissioner James Flusche took on a second job. "I guess it was a slow news day and you needed a filler that had no point".
News worthiness *
The Spin (1) Hey, you're in McKinney. What do you care? (2) Sir, do you realize the story received three stars in The Spin?

The Story Brian Knox publishes a column in the Messenger reflecting upon the preparation for his upcoming wedding. Due to the long distance relationship, he writes, he and his soon to be bride face their share of "challenges". "When can we meet with the minister for counseling? When can we contact the cake lady in the area? Where will the rehearsal dinner be?"
News worthiness *
The Spin Brother, check back with us in a couple of years and tell us about challenges. 

The Story Messenger wordsmith Mitch Word writes about a new controversy involving the Decatur Eagles cheerleaders. "Now another uniform crisis [has developed]. This time because they're too tight . . . . Apparently, someone had a problem with the fact that the skirts are straight with no pleats."
News worthiness ***
The Spin The Spin is keeping out this one.  Kind of

The Story Local political campaigning kicks into high gear.
News worthiness ***
The Spin From the looks of it, all the wood that had been allocated for the now abolished Texas A&M bonfire has been transformed into signs for County Attorney candidates Greg Lowery and Carol Ann Carson. 

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