The GUARDIAN, in the context of expediency and seeking facts will share some e-mail subjects which came in while we were on the Continent unable to research the tips. This, in the hope of stimulating factual responses from readers.
–JAZZ COMBO got shut down by cops for playing without a permit at Goody’s Ice Cream place in the North End. Those law and order types don’t let much get past them. In another era, they could have faced a PUC commish with an ax.
–COUNTY P& Z commish Martin is having trouble with timing when it comes to recusing himself on Avimor issues. It is supposed to be BEFORE you vote.
–DENNIS MANSFIELD and his “convicted drug offender for a neighbor” program doesn’t set will with lots of people. Same is true for “sex offender in your back yard” scheme. We have had unsubstantiated complaints of rape and crime as well.
–MOVIE STAR (used to be?) Val Kilmer made an appearance at a local film theater, boored his way in without paying (on “star power?”), maybe got some free treats and before he left came back to the ticket window with $16 cash for the tickets and a comment, “Word apparently spreads fast around here.” The blonde on his arm should have been proud.
–JASON PIERCE, 35, will run for mayor in Eagle. To his credit he hasn’t seen a community project, commission, club, or team he didn’t want to join or run. Lots of energy for a guy who has lived in Eagle for about 4 years!
–BOISE COPS leave their cars running with the A.C. to cool flat screen computers according to an inside report sent to Chief Mike. The I.T. guy took the oral temperature of his squad car at 150F and that approaches the limit for the flat screen. No problem with batteries, computer crashes, quick starts, dead babies, or greenhouse gas. Chief has security concerns about vehicles left unattended.
–NEW LANDFILL ribbon cutting featured a “ceremonial trash drop” cooked up by the county Spinmeister Rich Wright. Thank god the county didn’t open a sewage treatment facility!
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