A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/23/02:

The Story C.L. Cage takes the initial step to have a wet-dry election in the city of Decatur in an effort to legalize the sale of beer and wine in the city.
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin So the town is made up of a bunch of conservative, Republican, Protestants? We'll soon find out for sure.  (Flashback: In the 1970s, Bridgeport defeated such a measure due to local churches adopting a "For the Sake of My Family, I'll Vote Dry" campaign.)

The Story Bridgeport ISD is peeved after Texas Monthly, utilizing data from www.just4kids.org, ranks BHS at the bottom of Texas schools.
News worthiness **
The Spin Take heart. The organization, Just For Kids, was founded by Tom Luce who is so smart he thought it would be a good idea to lead Dallas' (never-had-a-chance) effort to obtain the Olympics for the city of Dallas in 2012.

The Story A Letter to the Editor gripes about Bridgeport's 911 service being out of commission during a November 20th fire at 1007 Brush Street. But get this: The letter continued by saying "The real issue is that just over a year ago the house that was at 1005 Brush also burned [and we had 911 trouble then as well]."
News worthiness *
The Spin The heck with 911, there is some bad karma going on along Brush Street.

The Story The Decatur School Board announces that new high school, if a bond issue ever passes, will be built on the "Carson property".
News worthiness ***
The Spin FYI: Last time the taxpayers also wanted to know what the new school would look like before they were willing to pay for it.

The Story After a Letter to the Editor chastises the Chico Cheerleaders for overall rude behavior at the Decatur Jack-In-The-Box, Terry Hand comes to their defense in his own letter to the editor: "The girls . . . were shorted on their food order because of a language barrier with the employees . . . . "
 News worthiness *
The Spin In order to avoid this problem in the future, we hereby proclaim that all varsity cheerleaders in Chico should be required to utilize English as their primary language.

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): 
4 (31%) 
154 (31%)

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