A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/30/02:

The Story Pat Younger continues her attack on tax collection firm of Linebarger, Goggan.  "I would . . . like you to take into consideration the indictments brought against this firm for bribery of public officials, and because of a similar incident between [lawyer Steve] Meeks and myself . . . . "
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Careful. Careful.

The Story The Decatur Eagles have their playoff run ended with a loss to Sweetwater.
 News worthiness ***
The Spin Head Coach Kyle Story seems like a good guy - Good things need to happen to good people every now and then.

The Story Richard Jean Cook, 27, was arrested for the burglary of the First United Methodist Church and the Central Fellowship Church of Christ in Decatur.
News worthiness **
The Spin At least he didn't have a chance to rob a Salvation Army bell ringer at Walmart.

The Story Van Cox of Chico writes a Letter to the Editor chastising the Messenger for printing a series of letters regarding an alleged incident in the the Decatur Jack In the Box where the Chico Varsity Cheerleaders were less than lady like.  "[The original letter writer] Ms. 'Busy-body' Fletcher . . . used this opportunity to teach her own daughter how to be judgmental and vindictive."
News worthiness ***
The Spin Let's give it a rest (unless someone else wants to write something nasty and juicy).

The Story Lawyer Jim Matthews pens a Letter to the Editor criticizing the upcoming measures to secure the Wise County courthouse. "Are they going to conduct strip searches and cavity searches? Let's put bars on the windows. Or how about placing an Army tank on the square? Oh, I have a better idea. Let's dig a moat around the courthouse and pour boiling oil on anyone who gets too close."
News worthiness **
The Spin Step away from the ledge, Jim. Step away from the ledge.

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): 
10 (77%) 
164 (33%)

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