Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1190660980Massachusetts has issues; needs to learn to communicate: State and local agencies aren’t prepared to communicate in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, according to a new report released by the Patrick administration today. [WBZ]

So does this couple: A Yarmouth man has been charged with assault and battery after running over his ex-girlfriend with his car. If he was trying to keep her out of his life, running her over and starting lengthy legal proceedings probably wasn’t the best way to go about it. [WCVB]

We find it’s easier if you lie and say it’s your birthday: A man pretending to be an Iraq war veteran ran up a $4,000 tab at a bar in Barnstable, paying with fake checks. It turns out he also had outstanding warrants in Ohio and Indiana. []

Are the Patriots the Most Hated Franchise in the NFL? Fans of other teams are getting serious about hating the Pats. Kristen at Basegirl defends her team against the naysayers. [Basegirl]

Cute, or annoying new trend? Aric Egmont of Cambridge proposed to his girlfriend by requesting a special Sunday crossword from the Globe crossword writers. At MIT, a soon-to-be-engaged geek is working out a way to propose via Sudoku. [Globe]