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Moreno back on the stand in Angels name trial
2006-01-30 15:20
by Bob Timmermann

Arte Moreno was grilled again by the attorney hired by the city of Anaheim, Andrew Guilford.

Some excerpts:
Asked by Anaheim's attorney Andrew Guilford if he knew there was "an emotional curtain that seems to divide" Los Angeles and Orange counties, Moreno replied, "I did not."

Asked if he knows that now, he answered, "I guess so."

Ahh, the "emotional curtain". I think that's what Churchill originally meant to say at Fulton, Missouri.

Referring to Moreno's deposition in preparation for the trial, Guilford asked him: "Earlier, you said you considered that Anaheim relates to Los Angeles the same as the Bronx relates to New York. Do you understand that the Bronx is one of the five burroughs of New York?"

"I do now," Moreno replied, but added that he was using the connection in reference to a "metropolitan media" market.

Hmm, I think the writer of this article needs to get a dictionary and look up the spelling of "borough". Or maybe The Bronx is the William Burroughs of New York.

This whole incident has been a nightmare for me personally. I get lost on the way to Disneyland everytime now. I never know which county it's in or which city. I once ended up here thinking I was going to an Angels game.

2006-01-30 17:31:12
1.   Ken Arneson
Maybe he means "burrows". The sewer system, the water system, the natural gas system, the subway system, and the Bronx.
2006-01-30 18:26:15
2.   Jon Weisman
No, it's the Five Burros of New York. They're cousins of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame.
2006-01-30 18:39:47
3.   Bob Timmermann
Moreno is also described in the article as a "Mexican-American tycoon".

Does anyone refer to George Steinbrenner as a "German-American tycoon"? Or Frank McCourt as an "Irish-American doofus?

This story has some really bad writing in it.

2006-01-30 19:46:55
4.   grandcosmo
They should ask Moreno if he can point to Orange County on a map.
2006-01-30 20:32:11
5.   Bob Timmermann
It's right next to Queens.

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