A (sometimes) tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/4/00:
The Story The Messenger publishes its annual "Best Of" edition.
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ****
The Spin In an election marred by allegations of voter fraud and tampering (See The Spin, 9/24/00), Yesterday's Texas' April Reicheneker upsets Vicky Barnes in the "Best Waitress" category. Because of apparent voter confusion, Regina Montoya Coggins came in third.

The Story Democrats announce that their victory party Tuesday night will be at the Courthouse Cafe while the Republicans have chosen Matties.
News worthiness **
The Spin Both voted "Best Place to Observe a Three Stooges Like Pie Fight". 

The Story Angela Kennedy, of Andrews High School, writes a letter to the editor encouraging us to vote because "All the freedoms that we as Americans bestow are because of the free enterprise system. Free enterprise is a luxury that Americans have but rarely use".
News worthiness *
The Spin Translation: Walmart is run by the government.

The Story Nearly 150 people agree to be voluntarily beaten down in Rhome by attending the last local candidates forum.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Commissioner candidate Billy W. Burch, Jr. "was caught off guard when he was asked if he knew how much the annual budget for Precinct 3 was." His response: "I don't know at this time . . . . I'll be a full-time commissioner and I'll find out."

The Story The Messenger puts a photo of a couple of cute babies on the cover of the Wednesday paper.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Due to the threat of candidate baby kissing, both were immediately placed in the Witness Protection Program.

The Story The local Republican party runs an ad proclaiming that "The Democratic Party generally, at all levels, is loyal to Clinton, endorses his leadership, and is tarred by the same brush . . . . Confirm  your disapproval by voting a STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN ticket . . . . "
News worthiness *
The Spin And confirm that you exercise no independent thought.

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