A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 1/11/03:

The Story Rhome PD, if all goes well, will be providing police services to the city of Newark. (Watcha gonna do when Rhome comes for you?)
News worthiness  (on a scale of 0 to 5) **
The Spin "This job wouldn't be so boring if we had more people to arrest. Hey, what about Newark?"

The Story A 74 year old man "apparently fell out of his pickup" while driving on highway 287 near Alvord.
News worthiness ***
The Spin OK, we'll ask the very obvious question: How exactly do you fall out of a vehicle that you are driving down an interstate highway?

The Story Denton and Wise Counties each claim the other has jurisdiction over "a 300-yard stretch of road on the Wise/Denton County line between U.S. 380 and Farm Road 51 that is commonly called Flow Road." The road is in a state of disrepair because of the dispute.
News worthiness *
The Spin Tell the city of Fort Worth. They'll annex it as part of its extra-territorial jurisdiction within 15 minutes. Problem solved.

The Story Tragedy begins fresh this year as a rock truck allegedly strikes the Evans family of Rhome, killing one and sending three to the hospital.
 News worthiness ***
The Spin Some people thought the 1980s were the most dangerous years to drive on 380 and 114. We'll nominate the last five years to take first place.

The Story Bridgeport High School puts on a program in an effort to prevent DWI. To stress the alleged high frequency of DWI related deaths, "[e]very 15 minutes through the rest of the school [day, a] student would be pulled out of class and his or her obituary read over the intercom."
News worthiness **
The Spin Is it just us, or is that a bit over the top?

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