Town Talk for Sept. 30, 2002 |

Town Talk for Sept. 30, 2002

The Eagle Valley Christian Academy (EVCA) is providing academic excellence for pre-K through 8th grade, and now wants to help provide automotive excellence. That’s why they’re conducting a raffling off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle FXSTC Softail Custom in creampuff condition ($17,000 value). Second prize is a vacation package at Big Horn Resort in Wyoming ($1,000 value), and third prize is for a custom piece of Alpine Gold Jewelry, Beaver Creek ($450 value). Tickets are being sold at the school on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail (Vail Bible Church), the Minturn Market and various other venues. You can also get tickets by mailing a check or money order to EVCA, PO Box 1980, Avon, CO 81620.

Ticket prices are $30 for one or $150 for a six-pack. The drawing will be

held at the school on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Avon Dolphins Swim Team

The good folks at the Avon Rec. Center are taking registrations for the year-round Avon Dolphins swim team. The fall Season has already begun, and practices will run Monday through Friday from 4-5 p.m. They have a bunch of scheduling and pass options to suit any level of interest. To register, or find out more about joining the Avon Dolphins swim team, call 748-4060.

Lawyers in love

Samples of recent legal shenanigans by the nation’s trial lawyers. For details and other outrageous examples of lawsuit abuse, go to:

n Canada: woman who nearly froze to death after drinking bout sues emergency personnel who brought her home.

n Soul singer James Brown sued for royalties by daughters who say they helped him write songs at 3 and 6 years of age.

n Ninth Circuit: since drug addiction is protected disability, worker has right to return after breaking company rule.

n Hiring undocumented apple pickers = racketeering, claims suit.

n McDonald’s sued over too-tempting “Value Meal” and toy promotions.

n Strato-tabby-spheric: couple say Air Canada lost their cat and they want $5 million.

n Claim: doctors should have helped woman quit smoking and lose weight, thus preventing her heart attack.

n New Palm handheld displays only 58,621 different color combos, not the promised 65,536 — class action lawyers have sued, of course.

n $160,000 award to family that waited 15 minutes for Taco Bell service, but lawyers’ fees/expenses swallow more than 80 percent of it.

n Disabled patrons legally entitled to sight lines in theaters comparable to other patrons’, rules federal judge

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