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By Lou Marzeles
Editor and Publisher 

Once again, fire brings out the best and the worst



We’re in the height of the fire season, which leads one’s thoughts again to stupidity.

Now, there’s your basic garden-variety stupidity and there’s majestic, four-star, take-your-breath-away stupidity. This newspaper can safely report that the latter form was dramatically evident last weekend. How so, you ask?

People were setting off fireworks around town last weekend. This writer was one of several people who called the police in astonishment to report flashes of light and smoke going off nearby.

We hope we won’t be taken to court by the stupid person’s union—does one properly refer to them as sense impaired? It seems intriguing to contemplate what might have been going thr...

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