A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 10/27/01:

The Story Citizen Jan Ackerman chastises the New Fairview City Council referring to the town as a "jake leg city".
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Jake leg? We thought the term was "jack leg" (meaning "amateur"). But since the town is taking measures to legalize alcohol sales, the term "jake leg" may qualify after all.

The Story A man is found dead in his vehicle in the infamous public rest area 4 miles north of Decatur on highway 287.
News worthiness **
The Spin He was parked there for four days along with his dog inside the vehicle. (We are not making this up).

The Story Five businesses in Rhome file permits to sell alcohol. Three were for beer and wine, one was for beer only, and the other was for "all alcohol".
News worthiness  **
The Spin One application to sell only Mad Dog 20/20 was withdrawn at the last minute.

The Story The Rhome City Council is advised that the city is "broke" until new taxes come in next month. "Council members discussed getting a loan or laying off police officers to save money."
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The Spin Lay off police officers? And let people go wild by running 71 mph through the 70 mph zone in Rhome? Oh the humanity!

The Story The annual battle of the Big Sandy is played with Bridgeport beating Decatur 42 to 21 on Friday night.  However, the fourth quarter turns a little wacky as the cheerleaders from both schools have a small shoving match on the track in the south end of the stadium. (Video here but will take a few minutes to download)
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The Spin Administration's Spin: This type of conduct will not be tolerated. 
Those That Saw It Spin: Now that's entertainment.
Student Body's Spin: So who won?
The Average Guy's Spin: Make it a Pay-Per-View event and you'll never have to raise money for a Senior Trip ever again.

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