The LuLac Edition #312, Sept. 26th, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: LACKAWANNA COUNTY COMMISSIONER A.J. MUNCHAK AND LUZERNE COUNTY JUDGE ANNE LOKUTA.
The Republican candidates for Lackawanna County Commissioners have TV spots running on the airwaves. And interestingly enough, one of the ads features A.J. Munchak on the voiceover. Munchak has been accused here and other places of being Bob Cordaro's Charlue McCarthy. But the commentary is crisp, clean and effective.
LOKUTA: DAY 3
Judge Ann Lokuta caused security concerns in court by directing deputy sheriffs where to stand and when to take prisoners out of court, a deputy sheriff testified.
Deputy Sheriff Anna Torres said Lokuta would sometimes move deputies away from where prisoners were stationed to stand on the other side of the courtroom. That, Torres said, made a lot of people, including the judge, vulnerable to an attack.
If this is true, then this can be a safety issue. Lokuta’s style might have caused the security concern, given the undermanned staff and the sometimes overpowering strength of criminals. Can’t argue with this one unless there is conflicting testimony. Safety first.
J.R. RETURNS ON PCN
One of my favorite political geek shows returns on PCN THursday Night, Journalists Roundtable with the personality challenged host Bill Bova.
Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
R.B. Swift, Times-Shamrock
Dave Pidgeon, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal