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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013, 11:42 A.M.

Elderberries — 25 Years Ago

Here's the first of the Elderberries -- a slice of life from the Huckleberries (Kootenai Grapevine) print column of 25 years ago (Feb. 1, 1988):

Sometimes We Win Some: The Furfiords of Westport, Wash -- Victoria and Floyd -- fought City Hall and Duane Hagadone. And lost. The Furfiords wanted about a quarter of a million apiece from Coeur d'Alene and Hagadone for serious legs injuries suffered in a fall by the missus in front of Hagadone Corp. headquarters on July 30, 1982. The recent six-day trial ended with 10 of the 12 jurors ruling the defendants weren't liable. Of note, Hagadone reportedly commented to trial lawyers that the Furfiord case marked the3 first time he'd ever taken the witness stand.

DFO: I still haven't settled on a name for this new feature but I'm leaning toward Elderberries ...

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