Memorial for Victor Daniel Cisneros of Red Cliff |

Memorial for Victor Daniel Cisneros of Red Cliff

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Red Cliff Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 212, Red Cliff, 81649.

Hammerin’ with Habitat

Habitat for Humanity’s Massive Garage Sale is 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. There’s no way to give you directions, so just drive to Eagle on the appointed day and follow the signs. They have lots of plumbing fixtures and fittings, electrical fittings and fixtures, bedding, appliances, and a bunch of household items. They had a garage sale in October, which set new outdoor records for putting people together with cool stuff. Call 748-6718 for more info.

They’re also collecting used hammers to build houses, which is what Habitat for Humanity does. To donate your used hammers, bring ’em to the garage sale, along with your check book.

Get shot

The flu season, between December and March, is just beginning. It is not too late to get a flu shot, and since we have people bring germs here from all over the globe, you need a flu shot. Luckily for you, flu vaccinations are available through Eagle County Health and Services Department. Flu clinics are held at Health and Human Services offices at:

n 551 Broadway, Eagle, Tues. and Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 328-8840

n 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, Tues., Wed., Thurs., 2-4 p.m. Call 949-7026

n 0020 Eagle County Dr., El Jebel, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. Call 704-2760

The flu shots cost $12. The county will bill Medicare. Medicare patients are asked to bring their Medicare number with them.

Stella Awards

It’s time once again to consider the candidates for the annual Stella Awards. The Stella’s are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds. That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.

These are this year’s candidates:

1. Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was Ms. Robertson’s son.

2. A 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

3. Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Penn., was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner’s insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

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