A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 12/08/01:

The Story Boyd police officers began learning Spanish in an effort to improve their interaction with the public. However, course instructor Blanca Constable-Sherwin said that she "taught the officers proper grammar but did not go into verb conjugation."
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin Conjugation Qué?

The Story The Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission nixes a new apartment complex but gives the go ahead to two new motels.
News worthiness  *
The Spin Rumors of a new town motto of "Sleep here but don't live here" are not true.

The Story The Harry Potter = Satan discussion heats up with five Letters to the Editor published this week on the topic.
News worthiness  *
The Spin You can't get five people to debate the merits of a school bond election.

The Story The Bridgeport Bulls adopt a "Why Not Us?" slogan and then beat Kennedale to advance to the state semi-finals.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Ok, Ok, we're believers. 

The Story In a story about issuing housing permits in New Fairview, the following sentence appeared in the Wise County Messenger: "The council members say they do not want to refuse to issue permits for used manufactured homes but will not do so unless they receive a letter from Johnson Country Oaks stating that they are violating the deed restrictions." Sunday edition, page 12A.
News worthiness **
The Spin We read that darn sentence so many times we wanted to inflict the same punishment on you.

The Story The Boyd City Council begins planning for an updated sewer system. Mayor Allen Dickey said that the current sewer plant stays two-thirds full and if "one or two more houses are added, it is going to a problem."
News worthiness *
The Spin It would seem that an inadvertent, simultaneous mass flushing would create a crisis.

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