A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 10/19/02:

The Story Bridgeport Police Chief Curtis Wilson, who had been on administrative leave while an internal investigation was performed by the city, resigned. According to a press release from the city, the resignation was in order to "seek other employment opportunities that will benefit him and his family."
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Well, that explains it.

The Story Tax Assessor-Collector Pat Younger criticized the county's delinquent tax attorney firm of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, Pena & Sampson. Some referred to the firm's tactics as "heavy handed".  Also, county officials said they had searched records back to 1969 and could not find a contract with the firm.
 News worthiness **
The Spin "Contract? We don't need no stinkin' contract!"

The Story According to a report presented to the Rhome City Council, two  million gallons of water, 36% of the total water used by the city, cannot be accounted for every month.
News worthiness *
The Spin Anybody check that leaky toilet in the men's bathroom?

The Story "The Texas Department of Health said Friday that nine cases of the West Nile virus has now been confirmed in Wise County."
News worthiness ***
The Spin And this makes page 13A of the Messenger?

The Story Decatur beats Bridgeport 38-27 to remain undefeated.
News worthiness **
The Spin Bull Spin: We play on a dry field, we could have scored 60. Eagle Spin: Didn't we both play in the same conditions? Our Spin: We feel sorry for all of those that had to watch the game in more water than that which is lost by Rhome on a monthly basis.

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): 
8 (53%) 
139 (32%)

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