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Huckleberries: Witness served in the end

Sun., Oct. 17, 2010

You may know that Christa Hazel was subpoenaed to testify in the contempt of court case against Bill McCrory (which was dismissed Tuesday), springing from the failed Jim Brannon election lawsuit. But did you know that Christa got her money’s worth from the subpoena server? Literally. Christa received her subpoena on Oct. 8 from a process server with Confidential Investigations. E-mails Christa: “The process server with Confidential Investigations hand-delivered the subpoena to my door but failed to provide the witness fees per Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure. He returned later in the day with a check from the law offices of Arthur Macomber in the amount of $21 and change. I will promptly be endorsing this check and donating it to Mike Kennedy’s legal defense fund.” Wait, there’s more. Later, Christa wrote on her Facebook page: “Witness fee = $20, Mileage to the court house = $1.27, Aggravating the process server by forcing him to make two trips to my house to deliver my witness fee? Priceless. Donating the witness fee to Mike Kennedy’s legal defense fund? The cherry on top.”


Yes, you can be arrested for assaulting an officer with potato chips. Ask that guy who was tearing up his room at the Coeur d’Alene Resort at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. According to the Oct. 1-6 Downtown Coeur d’Alene Bar Report, the guy, a “guest” from California, was well lubricated when he began throwing the patio furniture in his quarters over the 12th floor balcony. The CPD Blues who responded to the SOS from the resort had intended to issue the Californian a misdemeanor citation for malicious injury to property. But the CPD Blues upgraded the offense and arrested the guy for battery when he spit a mouth full of Pringles at them. The report failed to mention the type of dip the suspect was using.


You may know that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsed Raul Labrador during his visit to the Lake City to speak at the Women In Red annual banquet. But did you know how “Sheriff Joe” reacted at breakfast the morning after when he saw the S-R headline saying that he had? Quoth: “Did I endorse him?” Later, on a radio show, he wasn’t as conflicted when he said that he indeed had endorsed Labrador … Mary Souza from the group that backed Jim Brannon’s election challenge to the max was hosed that Judge Charles Hosack dismissed contempt of court charges against her buddy Bill McCrory on Tuesday. McCrory spent more than $10,000 preparing to defend himself and wanted to go to trial to prove the charge against him was frivolous and try to collect legal fees. Now Mary and Bill know how Councilman Mike Kennedy feels after accruing $60,000 in debt to fight Brannon’s silly lawsuit … Who do you call when your battery gives out and you’re locked in your vehicle at Honeysuckle Beach because the locks and power windows don’t work? Deputy Dawg Gavin Brodwater was the knight in shining armor when a damsel found herself in that distress recently … Ex-Press reporter Keith Erickson remembered Mike Anderson as the commissioner in the 1990s who protected the people’s right to know. Once, Mike sided with the reporter when Keith protested a questionable motion to close a meeting – so much so that Mike left with Keith when he was out-voted by the two Republican commissioners. Mike, who was working for the Clearwater County sheriff when he died last weekend, will be missed … Hucks Online Poll: 56.52 percent of Hucks Nation (online) voted that the city should pay for Kennedy’s expenses … The Iron Horse provides another Downtown CdA Bar Report nugget. At 2:14 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10: “Officers responded to a battery call at the Iron Horse reference a 28-year-old-male who had punched the bartender in the face (because he didn’t like his girlfriend liking the bartender).” Be careful out there.

Parting shot

With Rep. Phil Hart in mind, The Bard of Sherman Avenue provides this alternate version of Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening”: “Whose woods these are I think I know,/their office is in Boise though;/they will not see me stopping here/to cut trees for my bungalow … My followers won’t think it queer/to take some logs while no one’s near/off property I do not own –/they re-elect me every year. … They give their tin foil hats a shake/to indicate there’s no mistake;/the only other sound’s the sweep/that drooling on the ground will make. … The woods are lovely, dark and deep,/but I have court dates I must keep;/and logs to take before I sleep,/and logs to take before I sleep.” We also had Hart-focused rhymes that invoked Poe’s “Raven” and Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees.” See what you miss when you don’t follow Huckleberries blog, Facebook or Twitter?

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