A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 6/28/03:

The Story The body of April Dawn Lacy, who was 14 when she was murdered, will be buried next week. Her body was discovered in October of 1996. "The body has remained at the Tarrant County Medical Examiners office until this past week."
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The Spin Trust us, the body wasn't left there for evidentiary purposes. Could it be because "Lacy's parents had both recently been released from prison in Oklahoma on unrelated charges"?

The Story Twenty-three horses were seized from Norma Louise Quin after allegations of neglect.
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The Spin In other news, a plea agreement with Dr. Elizabeth Rohr was reached which involves two years of probation and a $1,250 fine. Rohr was accused of neglecting the horses in the summer of 2002.

The Story Jim Shutze of the Dallas Observer pens a column calling for the tongue in cheek elimination of Wise County.
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The Spin The story was obviously written to get the dander up of the fine folks of Wise County, but why would your typical metropolitan reader of the Observer give the story a second look? Does the guy know his audience? What's next? An attack on Itasca?

The Story The Messenger calls for a red light at 1810 and 287 due to the number of traffic fatalities.
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The Spin Something definitely needs to be done but a stop light would probably be the only one on 287 (they used to have a ton of them in Wichita Falls but now they have traffic fly above the city via an overpass that runs for two or three miles). The only solution will be to dig out a trench for 287 (like you see on I-35 in Temple) causing 1810 traffic to go over 287.

The Story Grover Cleveland catches the spotlight in a story about his ability to locate underground water through the art of "water witching". "There are some you got to prove it to," Cleveland said.
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The Spin That would be The Spin raising its hand.

The Story "Coming soon", according to an ad in the Messenger, "The Beer Shed. A New Drive-Thru For Your Convenience".
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The Spin For the man that hates seeing his preacher when he's in the check out line with a case of Bud Light.

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