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Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial
The Contra Costa Times ^ | Jan. 19, 2004 | Brian Anderson

Posted on 01/20/2004 5:48:01 AM PST by runningbear

Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial

Posted on Mon, Jan. 19, 2004

Prosecutors favor Santa Clara County location for murder trial

By Brian Anderson
CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Scott Peterson's prosecutors have urged a Stanislaus County judge to move the upcoming trial to the Bay Area's Santa Clara County, but also have asked that Sacramento County be considered.

In court documents released over the weekend, prosecutor David Harris said Santa Clara County in the South Bay has a large enough jury pool, is close to Modesto and has had less media coverage of the disappearance and slaying of Laci Peterson and her unborn son.

Harris compared Santa Clara County to Alameda, Orange and San Mateo counties, which the state Administrative Office of the Courts suggested could host the trial of Scott Peterson on charges accusing him of killing his wife.

Harris said prosecutors preferred San Mateo second followed by Alameda and Orange counties. He added, however, that Orange should be excluded from the list because costs associated with flying in upward of 175 expected witnesses, among other things, would be huge.

Harris also asked Judge Al Girolami to once again consider holding the trial in Sacramento County. At a hearing earlier this month, Girolami eliminated that location along with other San Joaquin Valley counties, saying there has been too much publicity surrounding the case there.

But new evidence suggested that a poll cited by defense attorneys in their request to change the trial venue was fabricated. Students of a California State University professor who oversaw the study have told reporters for the Modesto Bee that they made up the results.

The study, a class project that accounted for 20 percent of a final grade, had indicated Scott Peterson could not be tried in front of a fair and impartial jury in Central Valley counties, such as Merced, Fresno, Sacramento and Stanislaus.

Professor Stephen Schoenthaler has been subpoenaed to a Tuesday court hearing in Modesto, where the judge and lawyers are expected to address the issue. A final decision on where to move the trial also is anticipated.

Laci Peterson vanished Dec. 24, 2002 and was later.......

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Peterson Prosecutors Make Santa Clara Co. Top Choice

Peterson Prosecutors Make Santa Clara Co. Top Choice
Harris Says Orange County Should Not Be Considered

POSTED: 10:39 PM PST January 19, 2004

MODESTO, Calif. -- Prosecutors say in court papers that if Scott Peterson's capital murder trial can't be held in Stanislaus or Sacramento counties, they would prefer that it be held in Santa Clara County.

A document filed by Stanislaus County Senior Deputy District Attorney David Harris late Friday does not say why he prefers Santa Clara County over Alameda and San Mateo counties, the two other Bay Area counties that Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Al Girolami is considering as venues for Peterson's trial.

Harris said only that San Mateo is his second choice and Alameda is his third. Orange County also is being considered, but Harris said it should be rejected because it's too far away.

Girolami will hold a hearing in his courtroom in Modesto Tuesday morning on the issue of where Peterson should be tried on charges that he murdered his wife Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Connor, in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2002. If convicted, Peterson faces the death penalty.

Earlier this month, Girolami said the trial shouldn't be held in Stanislaus or Sacramento counties because the nationally watched case has received so much publicity there that Peterson could not receive a fair trial.

The state Administrative Office of the Courts has suggested that the trial could be moved to Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in the Bay Area as well as to Orange County.

Peterson's defense lawyer, Mark Geragos of Los Angeles, hasn't said which of those four counties is his first choice.

In his court filing, Harris said Orange County is the most distant site of the four, as the possible site in Santa Ana is 340 miles away from the Stanislaus County courthouse in Modesto.

The proposed site in Alameda County, in Oakland, is the closest at a distance of 81 miles, followed by the San Jose site in Santa Clara County at 87.2 miles and the Redwood City site in San Mateo County at 88.4 miles.

Harris said Girolami should reject Orange County as a possible site because of the distance issue, saying that county is "cost prohibitive" and would "pose an undue hardship to witnesses and citizens of Stanislaus County."

The prosecutor said San Mateo seems to have had the least amount of media coverage of the counties being considered, while Alameda and Orange seem to have had the most.

In a separate but related motion, Harris asked Girolami to reconsider his decision to move the trial out of Stanislaus County because of new evidence suggesting that a poll defense attorneys cited in their change-of-venue request was fabricated.

Students of a California State University, Stanislaus professor who oversaw the study have said that they made up the results because of time and money pressures.

The study claimed that Peterson could not get a fair and impartial jury in Central Valley counties, including Merced, Fresno, Sacramento and Stanislaus counties.

However, when Girolami made his ruling he said the primary factor in his decision was media coverage and that the survey was used only in part to help him make his choice.

Harris' motion says an unidentified witness has come forward to tell prosecutors that she has known the professor who oversaw the study for a long time, has worked for him for a number of years and "has personal knowledge of the professor falsifying research data in the past." ..........

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Going Postal
A&E's Between the Lines is a slow-going treat for epistolary geeks.

Going Postal
A&E's Between the Lines is a slow-going treat for epistolary geeks.

By Dana Stevens
Posted Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at 4:04 PM PT

By what felicitous gift of gab did the developers of Between the Lines (Fridays, 10 p.m. ET) manage to convince the money people to throw down for a four-part miniseries consisting entirely of celebrities reading aloud from the correspondence of famous people? A&E's new series, an investigation of letters throughout history, hosted by Robert Downey Jr., originates from a belief in the power of the written word—not exactly a box-office goldmine. I can see the concept working on PBS or C-SPAN, but this is Arts & Entertainment, the channel whose January lineup has already given us the baffling new reality show Airline, as well as tonight's thoughtful one-hour special Who Killed Laci Peterson? As the national attention span grows ever shorter, the epistolary nerd in me—the one who still sends the occasional paper letter and bids on typewriters on eBay—finds something irresistible about the singularly poky prospect of watching Hilary Clinton don reading glasses and dip into Eleanor Roosevelt's mailbag. (And on a Friday night, yet!)

Unfortunately, like a wallflower ......

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Judge to decide Peterson trial location

Laci Peterson

Judge to decide Peterson trial location

A hearing will be held Tuesday in Modesto, California, to decide where to conduct the murder trial for Scott Peterson. A judge has ruled that Peterson couldn't get a fair trial in his hometown because of pre-trial publicity. He's accused of killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn child. A court administrator has suggested four other possible locations. Prosecutors prefer Santa Clara County if the judge doesn't reconsider Sacramento. Other possibilities are Alameda, Orange and San Mateo counties. Prosecutors say they have several hundred witnesses and the cost of transporting them to Orange County in Southern California could be nearly 100-thousand dollars. Defense attorney Mark Geragos has said repeatedly that he wanted Los Angeles County, where he practices. ........

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Courtroom Seating Results

Posted on Sunday, January 18 2004 at 10:35 AM PST ----

Courtroom Seating Request RESULTS will be e-mailed on Monday, January 19th in the morning.

The next scheduled court date in the case of the People v. Scott Lee Peterson is Tuesday, January 20th at 9:00 am (PST). Click on Court Dates for more information.

Peterson Case - Additional Information

Posted on Thursday, January 15 2004 at 3:52 PM PST ----

Information provided by Michael A. Tozzi, Executive Officer, Stanislaus County Superior Court:

Due to numerous media requests regarding various cases involving the matter of Scott Lee Peterson and Laci D. Peterson. The following are tentatively scheduled hearing dates on each case involving Scott and/or Laci Peterson:

36747 - ESTATE OF PETERSON, LACI D.

Probate hearing scheduled for February 10, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 3.

341999 - PRINCIPAL LIFE VS. PETERSON, SCOTT, EST. OF PETERSON, LACI D.

Case management conference is tentatively scheduled for April 22, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. TBA

This is an interpleader case with the life insurance money deposited with the Court.

341803 - ROCHA VS. PETERSON, SCOTT

Case management conference set for January 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 15.

This case is for the imposition of an involuntary trust.

344152 & 344167 - ROCHA VS. PETERSON, SCOTT

Case management conference scheduled for April 22 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept. 15.

344152 is a wrongful death suit filed. 344167 is a survival action - complaint for damages.

Peterson Case - Hearing results 1_14_04 Posted on Wednesday, January 14 2004 at 9:30 AM PST ----

Information provided by Michael A. Tozzi, Executive Officer, Stanislaus County Superior Court:

A hearing was held this morning, January 14th, in Department 2 of the Superior Court, Judge Marie Silveira presiding. The results follow:

The Penal Code Section 995 motion was denied.

The judge ordered Dr. Stephen Schoenthaler, with records, and representatives from California State University Stanislaus to appear on January 20th at 9 a.m. in Department 2 for further proceedings.....

1 posted on 01/20/2004 5:48:02 AM PST by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging....
2 posted on 01/20/2004 5:49:00 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: brneyedgirl; Texas Eagle; Scupoli; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; muggs; Reaganwuzthebest; csvset; ...
Pinging....
3 posted on 01/20/2004 5:49:27 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Thanks, RB. I can't wait to hear what Girolami has to say about Dr. Schoenthaler today!
4 posted on 01/20/2004 5:54:45 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
yeah, me too... I have a wierd work schedule these next two days, so I'll be in/out or off and on....;o)
5 posted on 01/20/2004 6:01:48 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the info rb...I'm so ready for this thing to get underway. After last Friday's sickening spectacle with Wacko, I need to see some justice start take place.
6 posted on 01/20/2004 6:07:01 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Thanks, rb.

Did I just hear right on Fox News, that the defense is now asking to stay in Stanislaus County????

Citing the bogus survey from Schoenthaller...

Better switch to CTV.

Pinz
7 posted on 01/20/2004 6:53:39 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: pinz-n-needlez
On Foxnews.com they have a story that the Pros. is asking for the trial to stay in Modesto...citing the bogus survey.
8 posted on 01/20/2004 7:31:21 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Constitution Day
Geragos wants change of venue...

9 posted on 01/20/2004 8:07:56 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Death before dhimmi.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Send Geragos & Peterson on a fact-finding mission here:


10 posted on 01/20/2004 8:19:08 AM PST by Constitution Day
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Silicon Valley
Click for San Jose International, California Forecast
Send FReepmail if you want on/off SVP list
Silicon Valley Slang

THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

11 posted on 01/20/2004 8:32:12 AM PST by martin_fierro (Caught you looking.)
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To: runningbear
Send in the Clowns...................
12 posted on 01/20/2004 8:33:24 AM PST by EggsAckley (...................Repeal the Fourteenth Amendment.......................)
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To: martin_fierro
As a Santa Clara County resident, I fear getting a jury summons. Twice gone through the jury selection process and twice picked to serve. ACK!
13 posted on 01/20/2004 8:44:50 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Howard Dean: "YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!")
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Fed or State court? Or both?
14 posted on 01/20/2004 8:46:02 AM PST by martin_fierro (Caught you looking.)
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To: runningbear; Velveeta; Devil_Anse; MaggieMay; All
A story over at CNN.com on today's proceedings ends with the statement that Geragross will appeal Judge Silveira ruling on the 995 motion dismissal to a higher court, therefore, another delay in the trial....
15 posted on 01/20/2004 10:00:51 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
Anyone can confirm, San Mateo is the Trial on Scott Peterson?
16 posted on 01/20/2004 10:07:22 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
I've been checking back and forth on all of the cablenews.com(s)...nothing yet. I'm at work and I will switch over to news radio now. They're usually right on it as soon as there is anything new. And I'm all the way in Chi-town! ;o)
17 posted on 01/20/2004 10:11:31 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear; Jackie-O
Yep, San Mateo:

http://www.ktvu.com/news/2778321/detail.html
18 posted on 01/20/2004 10:19:19 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: runningbear; All
CTV.com has confirmed San Mateo, but when you click on the full coverage link, it goes to the Martha trial???
http://www.courtv.com/home_news/index.html
19 posted on 01/20/2004 10:21:53 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
That KTVU article states that Judge Girolami is stepping out of the case.
20 posted on 01/20/2004 10:23:19 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
KCRA also has it on the web site. Ted Rowlands' coverage on KTVU video clip is too funny, in the sense that business are welcoming it.
21 posted on 01/20/2004 10:25:28 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Velveeta; Jackie-O; runningbear; All
CTV airing just released hearing tape.
22 posted on 01/20/2004 10:40:35 AM PST by maggief
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To: Velveeta
Yes, I saw that there will be a hearing in San Mateo on Friday to work out the logistics...
23 posted on 01/20/2004 10:42:02 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: maggiefluffs
Does he look like a happy camper?


New venue

A judge ruled Tuesday to move Scott Peterson's murder trial to San Mateo County, where it is slated to begin Jan. 26, most likely with a new judge

24 posted on 01/20/2004 10:56:27 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Jackie-O
Thank you. That's what I get for multitasking. lol

Pinz
25 posted on 01/20/2004 10:57:53 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: Velveeta; All
just kind of thinking here, what greatness to have this trial in San Mateo County, adjacent to the Ocean, et el. Just strong comparisions in relations in scotty dumping a body at sea. Jurors, hummmm.... (oh well, me mind is muttering off.... )
26 posted on 01/20/2004 10:58:38 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: martin_fierro
KEWL! I've got Jury duty...
27 posted on 01/20/2004 10:59:51 AM PST by null and void (All things are miraculous to the unobservant.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Twice gone through the jury selection process and twice picked to serve. ACK!

What's your secret? They keep bouncing me...

28 posted on 01/20/2004 11:01:06 AM PST by null and void (All things are miraculous to the unobservant.)
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To: runningbear
Yep, San Mateo drew the short straw.
Court TV has been covering the hearing this am and updating periodically.
Geragos apparently offer to the court that he would forego filing a 987 (I think that was the number) if the trial were to be located in Orange County. A 987 is a filing for financial compensation to the defense by the state for expenses.
A guest defense atty and former prosecuting atty suggested that this borders on unethical behavior.

Unethical behavior from Geragos? Nah.
29 posted on 01/20/2004 11:05:05 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: null and void
KEWL! I've got Jury duty...

Good. Iron your shirt and shine your shoes. We'll be lookin' for ya. :)

30 posted on 01/20/2004 11:07:50 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave
*sigh* I'm in Santa Clara County.
31 posted on 01/20/2004 11:10:43 AM PST by null and void (Dilbert is a documentary)
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To: runningbear
SP not looking to confident today.
32 posted on 01/20/2004 11:13:36 AM PST by maggief
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To: runningbear
Any idea where Scotty goes now? Is he shipped off to another jail in San Mateo?
33 posted on 01/20/2004 11:15:05 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: runningbear
Dosen't your skin crawl every time he sucks on his bucky-beaver teeth?!
34 posted on 01/20/2004 11:18:16 AM PST by Jackie-O
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To: null and void
Must be all the hippie garb I wear.

I'm kidding. I dress rather conservative. I'm not sure why they like me.

35 posted on 01/20/2004 11:47:15 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Howard Dean: "YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!")
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To: martin_fierro
Superior Court of California
First time in Oakland, second in San Jose
36 posted on 01/20/2004 11:52:02 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Howard Dean: "YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!")
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To: null and void
RIGHT ON NULLY!! I have been hoping and praying for it to come to your area and that YOU would be picked for the Jury. I know you have to go through the selection process, but I'm sure you'll qualify!!
37 posted on 01/20/2004 12:12:03 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: null and void
Well spruce up real nice and be polite. I know you can do it Nully.
38 posted on 01/20/2004 12:16:09 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
What's your secret?

"I know - I know" It's cuz you remember the name of "that woman" and you can keep your fellow jurors entertained. :)

Howdy tripleC.

39 posted on 01/20/2004 12:20:06 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: runningbear

40 posted on 01/20/2004 1:26:12 PM PST by maggief
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the pings and the updates.
41 posted on 01/20/2004 1:34:59 PM PST by Cloe
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To: maggiefluffs
I like the last picture best - Scott does not look happy.
42 posted on 01/20/2004 1:44:45 PM PST by Cloe
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To: Canadian Outrage; runningbear; Velveeta; Devil_Anse; drjulie; All
CTV- San Mateo county is super conservative county...even the Dems vote Republican.
Lowest crime rate in that part of Cal. last time they tried a death penalty case was 1991, jury convicted defendant and sent him to death row.
43 posted on 01/20/2004 2:06:38 PM PST by Jackie-O
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day
Finally, someone has found the place(s) where fair jurors can be found for this very important case. (Farthest star on the left, then take a right...)
44 posted on 01/20/2004 2:17:53 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Jackie-O
Maybe Martha's being tried in San Mateo....... ?
45 posted on 01/20/2004 2:18:59 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Jackie-O
Hmmmmmmmmm... sounds promising!

I think if Geragos wanted to appeal this, he would have to wait till after an adverse verdict, so I don't think we need to worry about this delaying the trial. (I'm sure plenty of OTHER stuff will come up to delay the trial...)
46 posted on 01/20/2004 2:24:17 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Jackie-O
Oops, I wasn't reading carefully, sorry! Geragos wants to appeal the failure of that other judge to dismiss? I think he has to wait till after he loses the trial (IF he loses) to appeal that. So we needn't worry about this delaying the trial.
47 posted on 01/20/2004 2:26:20 PM PST by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
I haven't followed Martha's case but isn't it in a Federal court...NYC?
I was glad to hear that San Mateo is conservative..from what earlier posters said on this thread, most of that Silicon Valley area is. These folks will not be impressed with small time Snotty with his high priced attorney. Incomes are very impressive in those parts.
Also I think they will not be amused at his playboy/cheating ways.
48 posted on 01/20/2004 2:34:54 PM PST by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear; All
Well, at last!!! Thank goodness there is going to be a trial. San Mateo? January 26th! Hey! That's next week! HOORAY!
49 posted on 01/20/2004 2:46:51 PM PST by Sandylapper
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To: Jackie-O
???
50 posted on 01/20/2004 4:17:20 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (DEAN PEOPLE SUCK)
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