|The Story||As expected as finding a pickup
truck in a Walmart parking lot, the Rhome City Council relieves the
police chief of his duties.
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|The Spin||In other news, the council
adopted the new town slogan of: "Remember, Rhome and Chaos have the
same number of letters."
|The Story||An Alvord man is struck and killed
while walking across 287 in Decatur in the middle of the night. He had
been arrested twice over the previous two days for public intoxication.
|The Spin||That would never have
happened to Otis in Mayberry.
|The Story||The United Way of Wise County cuts
back its funding for the local Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
|The Spin||"With the War on Drugs being a
complete success, we may not have to spend a dime on drug rehab in the
future," said one fictitious United Way spokesman. "Plus, it's not like
people are being killed walking across 287 while drunk. Oh, wait."
|The Story||In a story about how state
representative Phil King may or may not have been fined for an ethical
violation, comes this very odd defense by the conservative
representative as he claims that gifts in the legislature are not
uncommon: "Last year, I game my six [committee] members a small
|The Spin||Good lord, man. We don't
trust you with legislation much less firearms. (And I hope the
gifts of guns didn't come after a vote on handgun legislation.)
|The Story||There was NOT an update on
Messenger reporter Robert Morgan's lap band stomach surgery.
|The Spin||Was there a relapse of sweet
potatoes and pumpkin pie over Thanksgiving? Is the Messenger involved in a cover-up?