A (sometimes) tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 10/28/00:
The Story The burn ban is lifted.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Random thought while now burning a pasture during 30 mile per hour winds: Since dead grass is what precipitates the burn ban, why is one never established during the winter months when the landscape is as brown as brown can be?

The Story Early voting at Walmart began yesterday.
News worthiness **
The Spin Republicans wanted the voting booth set up next to the wide screen TVs while Democrats lobbied for it to be next to the Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte halter tops.

The Story Challenger for Sheriff, Republican Ed Hart, proclaims that Wise County is the methamphetamine capital of the state. Republican incumbent Phil Ryan fired back that the numbers may be high because his department makes more arrests than other counties.
News worthiness **
The Spin The Libertarians suggested opening a methamphetamine section in Walmart and holding early voting there. 

The Story Decatur's Planning and Zoning committee struggles with a proposed regulatory sign ordinance that is twenty pages in length. After 45 minutes of review and revision, they had only worked through the first 1/3 of the ordinance.
News worthiness *
The Spin The committee fretted with Paragraph 7, Clause 9, Subsection 24(a)(ii): "No sign shall include the offending word: 'Whattzzzuppp.'".

The Story The Decatur Eagles overcame an 18 point second half deficit to beat Bridgeport, 34-30.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Like the two towns didn't hate each other enough.

The Story Kip Turner of Boyd makes an application to begin the process of allowing the sale of mixed drinks in Boyd restaurants. Turner, who wishes to open up a restaurant in Boyd, "cited the large number of residents who . . . must drive back to the Metroplex if they want their choice of beverage with an evening meal."
News worthiness ***
The Spin "Come on, honey, let's say you and me run into Fort Worth and get a chopped beef sandwich with a few scotch and waters".

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