||Some final words on Plunder Dome
The Providence Phoenix was finally dragged into court as a punch
line last week. The occasion was when prosecution witness Anthony Freitas claimed he was angry that there was no legal advertisement for school rental
properties in the BeloJo. He said someone told his wife that there was an ad in the "Love Connection section of the Providence Phoenix," eliciting big
laughs in the courtroom. But his statement, of course, wasn't true. Our publisher, Steve Brown, who was sitting in the overflow area when the statement
was made, knew the ad ran in our legal notices section. Just another faux pas among the many provided by prosecution witnesses.