'A' is for amelioration

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By The Staff

SOUTH JEFFCO — The letter "a" and the word "aardvark" battled for the distinction of being the first word in the dictionary last week at a South Jeffco apartment. The battle — waged by a man and woman sharing an apartment on West Burgundy Avenue — caused a disturbance so loud that deputies had to respond. The first deputy at the scene heard yelling inside the apartment. There was no response when he knocked on the door, so he knocked on the bedroom window. Once the deputy was admitted to the apartment, the man said he and his girlfriend were arguing about the first word in the dictionary, and the fight went further then it should have. There was no physical violence, and the couple agreed to retreat from the dictionary battlefield and call it even.

Good fences make good ee

SOUTH JEFFCO — A woman in the 4500 block of South Miller Court called the sheriff's office last week to report that her neighbor was demolishing her backyard fence. Apparently the neighbor had recently procured the services of a surveyor who told her that the property line was actually 2 feet into her neighbor's yard. The woman looking to expand her empire decided to take the fence down at 9:45 p.m. that night, and when her confused neighbor asked what she was doing, she told her in a not-so-friendly way to go back into her house. A nearby resident told deputies she heard males and females "cussing," and the two feuding neighbors ended up with summonses for disorderly conduct.