The LuLac Edition #789, Apr. 21st, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: FILM MAKER, SAUCE MAKER AND PROMISE MAKER PAUL SORVINO AT THE 2008 BOSTON SEAFOOD SHOW WITH FRIENDS AND ATTORNEY FRANK CASTELLANO OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY WHO IS IN THE HUNT FOR A SEAT ON THE COMMON PLEAS BENCH.
Attorney Thomas Marsillio had a very nice rally the other night at Bentley’s. The Mountaintop attorney is one of 17 running for the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas seats. There are two available.....for now. The place is newly renovated and is quite the classy place. Used to be the Kozy K years ago. Anyway, about 175 people were there mixing it up and chowing down on the light fare offered. There was an equal mix of both Democrats and Republicans there which really can’t hurt him in this crowded race. Marsillio, who used to be a card carrying member of the GOP apparently has not been hurt by his change given the number of Republican faces there Sunday night.
ROGERS EVENT SET
WE have word that Attorney Jennifer Rogers is holding a "Meet the Candidate" Breakfast in Hazleton at Lobits Catering on Sunday, May 3rd from 8 a.m. to Noon. Cost: $15 per person. Those interested in attening may call The Committee to Elect Jennifer Rogers at 825 6300.
The Lackawanna County Republican Executive Board announced they voted to endorse Frank Castellano to fill the open seat on the common pleas court. Lance Stange, secretary of the party committee also said that nods unanimously went to retain incumbent district attorney Andy Jarbola and judges Michael Barrasse and Terrence Nealon for another term. All four judicial candidates were interviewed: Castellano (R), Margie Visignani-Moyle (D), attorney Jim Tierney (D) and district judge John Pesota (D). Lackawanna County seems to have a much better record of having bipartisan electoral selection of Judges than Luzerne County. It is an interesting dynamic that despite being outnumbered in party registration, people like the aforementioned Barrasse and Carmen Minora won big when they ran on the GOP ticket.
WHAT ABOUT PAULIE?
Too bad one of our loyal posters is out of town when this video hit the Scranton Times on Sunday. My posrter has been wondering when Paul Sorvino’s move “The Trouble With Kallie” will be out. Sorvino as you know was given $500,000 by the last regime of Lackawanna Commissioners to make a movie. So far, there is no word on whether it will be made, released to theatres, directly to DVD or directly to the ash heap of film maker’s hopes and dreams. Personally, as one who has written a novel about broadcasting in the area and pitched it to various entities out of town, I think one who endeavors to do this should embark without government money. As my poster has pointed out, that $500,000 could’ve been used for many of the worthy arts projects in Lackawanna County or even for a scholarship fund for budding film artists. Anyway, the Times’ Chris Kelly produced a very funny video we’d like to share with you.