The LuLac Edition #486, May 29th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: WYOU TV'S ERIC SCHEINER AND JOHN F. KENNEDY.
TALKING THE TALK
Reassessment was on the airwaves last night and WYOU TV did a great job in breaking down the way tax payers will be dealing with this issue. On the 5 and 6 interactive newscasts, host Eric Scheiner had on the main guy from the assessment agency. Then at 11, he hosted the head of the assessor's office, Tony Alu and get this, the PR guy from the County Jason Jarecki. In the past, many courthouse employees avoided the TV studio like the plague but apprently someone gave the word to get those folks on TV to speak to this issue which will be ongoing in the months to come. Scheiner, as always did a great job in getting to the meat of the matter. On the radio, Tony Alu was on Corbett.
ON THE JUDGES
Today the Citizen's Voice ran a story on the financial dealings of two local Judges and their wives with Robert Powell's development enterprises. Also included in the article was County official Jill Moran. Read the article for yourself to see if you think anything was funny but here's my initial take on this. Were these high finance deals discussed and realized when county work was supposed to be going on? Just a question. More power to anyone who wants to get ahead with a sideline, my heavens that's the American way. But if that's not the case, I wonder how much lawyering was going on under the dome was getting done when these deals started to come into the planning stages?
On our last edition, a poster referred to former Lackawanna County official Chuckie Costanzo in trouble for threathening a witness on Sunday morning. If you read the account in the Times, it reads like something out of "The Sopranos".
JFK AT 91
John Kennedy would have been 91 years old today. The Kennedy family chooses to celebrate this day instead of his death in Nov. 1963.