A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/24/01:

The Story The Rhome Texaco announced it is making "$2,000 to $3,000 a day more than we did before we started selling beer."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Let's see: At $20 a case, $3,000 will buy 150 cases of beer. With 24 beers being in one case, that equates to the Texaco selling 3,600 cans of beer a day. (The population of Rhome, as derived from the 2001 census, was 551 people).

The Story The number of reported rabies cases in the county jumps to forty. "All incidents have involved skunks, according to department officials."
News worthiness **
The Spin So much for the Christmas skunk gift idea.

The Story Bridgeport loses four of its ten police officers to higher paying law enforcement jobs in nearby cities.
News worthiness **
The Spin "The report noted that a Bridgeport police officer's average base salary of $28,309 compares to an average base salary of $39,312 from the towns and counties surveyed". (Really).

The Story Early shopping promotions on Friday brought out the crowds. "By 5 a.m., the line was stretching from the electronics department to the [checkout] stands," said Walmart store manager Curtis Creswell.
News worthiness  *
The Spin Most were in line to purchase the new  CD "It Ain't Christmas Until I Spend My Utility Bill Money in Walmarts".

The Story Harry Potter continues to inflame a portion of our population in the Letters to the Editor section. "My stomach ached when I saw all those little children line up with Harry's satanic lightning bolt between their eyes. How eager will they be to accept the antichrist's 'mark  of the beast'?" wrote Carol Giles of Alvord.
News worthiness  *
The Spin Well, that depends on when the book Harry Potter and His Buddy Satan is published.

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