A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 10/13/01:

The Story A tornado touches down in Decatur.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin This is a far cry from the typical "I heard a big ol' twister touched down near Boonsville" story we normally hear. Just check out the First Baptist Church missing a steeple and the Church of Christ missing a back wall thereby exposing the sanctuary.

The Story A 22 year old Springtown man, weighing 360 pounds, is arrested for allegedly committing a "home invasion" robbery.
News worthiness **
The Spin The Sheriff's Office released an "artist rendering" of the suspect before he was apprehended. Does this look like a 360 pounder?

The Story The City of Fairview has a typical shouting match at their most recent meeting with the mayor calling another city councilman "obnoxious and foolish" and a councilman noting that the city has become the "laughing stock of this county".
News worthiness *
The Spin The feud only subsided when two women seeking a proclamation seeking October as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" calmed everyone down. (We are not making this up). 

The Story The City Secretary of New Fairview, Beth Fagan, filed a formal letter of complaint against Councilman Earnest Hancock accusing him of being "rude" and "patronizing". The city council listened to a half hour tape of the two confronting one another.  At one point during the tape, Hancock said, "I speak, you listen."
News worthiness  *
The Spin That's the 2001 version of "Me Tarzan, You Jane".

The Story Two people are granted zoning variances from the City of New Fairview to construct billboards on their property. Immediately, thereafter, the mayor "asked to address the council as a private citizen" whereupon he asked permission to put up five billboards on his property.
News worthiness  *
The Spin The city council got royally hacked off, denied the mayor's request, and then rescinded the variances it had just approved for the two men. (Once again, we are not making this up).  God Bless New Fairview.

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