LANCASTER, Ca. - Via a lawyer friend comes a pointed if bewildering exchange between a judge and a witness in a case in Lancaster, a California city located seventy miles north of Los Angeles (pop. in 2000: 118,718; puzzling Web site motto: "It's Positively Clear"):
COURT: [So you signed the declarations] a couple hours after the July 11 exchange?
WITNESS: No, no, no. Yes.