A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 9/01/01:

The Story A former Sheriff's employee, Eric Rosenstrom,  is a murder suspect in Rockport, Texas for his possible involvement in the killing of a hotel owner. The WCSO says that Rosenstrom had lied about having a graduate degree and was terminated a couple of years ago. He had told them he had "a master's in forensic science, pathophysiology, with a minor in trace evidence."
News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5) ***
The Spin Maybe he had a master's in patho-something-else.

The Story The Sheriff's department descends on a business in Boyd that had "20 eight-liner gambling machines". The owner voluntarily removed the machines without an arrest. 
News worthiness ***
The Spin Thank God we were saved before it was too late!

The Story Nine people have now voted early in the Rhome wet-dry alcohol election.
News worthiness **
The Spin One small poker party group could turn the vote into a landslide.

The Story After a three month hiatus, two Nazi labs are discovered in the county. 
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The Spin Just when we thought the War on Drugs had been won.

The Story Turf Wars begins in the courthouse as District Attorney Jana Jones goes before county commissioners to complain about the use of the jury room in the courthouse. "They [the county court at law] are under the assumption that because the room is on their floor, it is under their control."  The Sheriff was appointed to settle the problem.
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The Spin The Spin, whose day job requires him to work amicably with the two parties, hereby distances himself from this controversy.

The Story When the commissioners hold an emergency meeting to revoke the burning ban, commissioner Kyle Stephens says the meeting is illegal and refuses to participate. Acting Judge Paul Wood said "this is just political crap".
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The Spin Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calenders: we have our first reference to "crap" in The Spin.

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