Day: May 4, 2005

I love it when a plan comes together

The sage of Goose Creek, Fred First, lives under a cloud these days when it comes to online vendors. All he wanted was a laptop so he ordered one from Dell. It arrived with a non-functional touchpad. He decided against a replacement, returned it, and ordered another laptop from IBM, which has yet to confirm his order from last week.

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A couple of beers short of a six pack

When they handed out smarts, Martin C. Mateo must have been out to lunch. Mateo, an illegal immigrant who calls North Carolina home, came to Floyd County last year in search of deer. That, in itself, ranked as dumb and stupid in more ways than one.

First, it wasn’t deer season. Second, Mateo didn’t have a hunting license. Third, he fired at the animals from his van on the road — a big no-no. Fourth, he decided to take a shot at one deer at 2 in the morning — in front of Sheriff Shannon Zeman’s home.

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