A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/03/01:

The Story The aesthetic nature of trailer homes and whether they should be on a particular lot in Boyd caused councilwoman Gina Mayo to announce her resignation. Later that night, she rescinded the resignation. "I have no problem with mobile homes as long as they are in the right place . . . . ", she said.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) *
The Spin Apparently the "right place" is one in which they cannot be seen.

The Story Arson is suspected in connection with a fire that destroyed Bay-Port Realty. Suspicious burns at Sue Ann Denton Century 21 were also located.
News worthiness  **
The Spin The Wise County chapter of The Islamic Jihad Against Six Percent Commissions denied responsibility.

The Story The Sheriff announces that the county is probably safe from terrorism although fake anthrax scares are a concern. "Anybody who calls themselves an American and takes advantage of the situation we find ourselves in should be strung up," the sheriff said.
News worthiness  *
The Spin And then we'll give 'em a fair trial.

The Story An election regarding 19 proposed constitutional amendments is scheduled for Tuesday.
News worthiness *
The Spin We'll vote as soon as there is an amendment dealing with important stuff like Walmart, rock trucks, $7.00 movie tickets, school taxes, Nazi drug labs, the high price of cable television, or Rhome police officers.

The Story A Boyd elementary student brought a "foot long" "torpedo looking" device to school for Show and Tell. The bad news was that it was a live explosive which had been found in the old Dallas Naval Air Station. The amazing news is that the child was allowed to take the device home.
News worthiness ***
The Spin "Now when you boys are through passing around the bomb, please bring it to the front of the class."

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