In April of last year, we reported that Elite Computers had filed a lawsuit against Apple Computer, seeking more than US$5 million in compensation for what it said was a breach of contract, unfair competition, false advertising and fraud. An unusual story has appeared on the Mercury News Web site today, adding another tidbit to the saga. Turns out Thomas Armes, owner of Elite Computers, says Apple had asked him to take down the Apple-logo signs from the De Anza Boulevard store (across from Apple headquarters) when it closed in July. Armes said that within a few days the signs disappeared and he blames Apple for taking them. A meeting was arranged with Apple, but the company didn’t show. However, the missing signs mysteriously appeared outside the store 30 minutes before the meeting was scheduled to take place, said Ames.