Saturday, March 05, 2005


In another example of Bay Area silliness
, Superior Court Judge John Sutro has refused to allow the legal eviction to be carried out against 82-year-old Sarah Nome who has taken up residence at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Rafael. Though not ill, she refuses to leave because she claims to have nowhere to go.

Now before you start getting all weepy for this poor old woman, understand that two Bay Area nursing homes have offered to take her in, but she refuses because they are not in Marin County where she has lived all of her life. She is suing her last nursing home so they don't want her back. Her own daughter refuses to take her in and her former neighbors, who were often embroiled in legal battles with Nome, are happy she's gone. She now owes Kaiser Permanente $1.2 million and is racking up an additional $3,090 every day for her stubbornness.

Why do I keep flashing back to Anne Ramsey's character in Danny DeVito's "Throw Momma from the Train"?

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