A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday around 10:00 p.m.
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For the week ending 10/26/02:

The Story Matt Stolley, operation manager for the Texas Motor Speedway, says that the current plans to widen highway 114 will "put the Speedway out of business." "With the current plan, the Speedway is closed," he said.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin We're sure they just hang a big "Out of Business" sign on the front gate and walk away from that monstrosity.

The Story A stabbing takes the life of Ronald Eugene Sparks, Jr. of Rhome.
 News worthiness ***
The Spin Did anyone catch the Messenger headline?: "Dispute Sparks Fatal Stabbing"

The Story Shawn Younger was named Trooper of the Year for his rescue of James Crippen who was trapped in his burning vehicle.
News worthiness *
The Spin Yeah, it was heroric - but how many times do we have to read about this?

The Story State Representative Phil King mails out a flyer (complete with a little girl standing in front of the American flag) that reads "Liberals would like to ban the 'Pledge of Allegiance.' In Texas, one man stands in their way: your state representative, Rep. Phil King of Weatherford."
News worthiness *
The Spin Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasseeee.

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 (30%) 
142 (32%)

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