Who's crying now? The rocks in front of the 4th District Court building in Provo are no longer "weeping for justice." Boo, hoo.

Oh, there's still water trickling from the four rocks, but the court administrator last week FINALLY removed the plaque from one of the rocks that read "Weeping for Justice - Oliver Wendell Holmes."Several attorneys in town apparently don't care for the artistic design of the fountain, as we found out and reported Sept. 3. One of them put the marker up as a joke. It lasted about three months. Holmes, a Supreme Court justice from 1902 to 1932, never made the comment attributed to him.

Even so, everyone we asked, including court workers, thought it was the fountain's moniker. Some even waxed philosophical about the meaning of the quote.

The court administrator apparently intends to ask the fountain's designer to name the work himself. But in the meantime, a new plaque showed up. It read: "I fought the law and the law won - T. Patton." The plaque didn't last long. By the end of the day it, too, was history.

Nevertheless, we sought out T. Patton, who happens to be Provo attorney Tom Patton. At his Provo office Friday, we spotted a plaque next to his name on the building's front window: "Quotes R Us - Tom Patton."

Patton hadn't noticed the plaque at his office or the one at the courthouse until we pointed them out to him Friday morning. He laughed. He also thinks he knows who's playing a practical joke on him. Patton vowed to get even.

And while he's getting even, we'd like to find a fitting name for the fountain. Please call, mail or fax your suggestions to us. We'll print them in an upcoming column.

Make a difference: We picked up a copy of a flier circulating around the valley called "The Importance of One Vote." It lists elections that were decided by one vote. We know one election listed on the flier is true: In 1868, a single ballot saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.

We chatted with BYU Professor Bud Scruggs about the difference a vote can make.

"You really don't have to go very far in history or geography to find equally good examples," he said.

- In 1991, a shift of 92 votes out of the 11,745 cast would have elected Paul Washburn to the Orem City Council instead of Kelvin Clayton.

- In 1991, a shift of 26 votes would have landed James Tracy rather than Dennis Hall on the Provo City Council.

- In 1992, a shift of 3,804 votes out of 262,165 votes cast would have sent Joe Cannon rather than Bob Bennett to the general election and maybe the U.S. Senate. That's less than three votes per district.

So remember: The polls are open all day Tuesday, Nov. 2. Pick your candidate, cast your ballot and watch democracy in action.

Wishing for a better world: Students at Hillcrest Elementary came up with some sweet and novel gifts they would give the world if they could. The 3-by-5 cards with students' wishes fill a section of wall in the auditorium.

"If I could give the world a gift I would give all the hobos homes."

"I would give it more plants, animals and dinosaurs." And, "I would give the world a big nap."

"If I could give the world a gift I'd give them laughter and more sports."

"If I could give the world a gift I would give it a garbage-eating monster and a new ozone layer."