The LuLac Edition #950, Sept. 22nd, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: 1964 PHILLIES HAT, GOP LOGO, LUZERNE COUNTY JUDGES TOM BURKE AND PETER PAUL OLSZEWSKI.
Two Luzerne County Judges vying for retention in the November elections emerged yesterday on the Steve Corbett program on WILK Radio. Both incumbent judges have been making the rounds at social events over the summer but this marked the first time both took to the airwaves to discuss their retention bids. Burke said that he didn't have any campaign funds this go round and hoped his reputation as a fair minded jurist would carry him through. Olszewski addressed the issue of his being in Florida at disgraced Judge Michael Conahan's condo. Both acquitted themselves well. In an ordinary election year, a retention vote race would not be notable but because of the indictments of Judges Conahan and Ciavarella, this these races will loom large. There is a knee jerk reaction to throw everyone out and paint everyone with the broad brush of corruption. The instinct is to just vote no as retribution for the scandals. Many fear both incumbents will be caught in that crossfire. It is extremely important both Judges asking for retention get in front of this issue by offering their credentials as well as their personalities to the public. Yesterday on Corbett was a good start. Whether it will work or not, we'll know on Election night. Not to be trite, but the jury is out on this one.
Love football? Love tailgate food? No excuses now, that Penn State game on Saturday doesn't start until later and if you root for Notre Dame, 'c'mon, what's the point there. Come on out Saturday for The Second Annual 6th District Tailgate Party Saturday, September 26th, 12pm to 5pm at GOP Headquarters, 41 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Food, fun, activities, entertainment, GOP candidates and of course let's mix a little business with pleasure, voter registration! A $10 Donation is requested, and children under 6 attend for free. Tickets are available now at Luzerne County Republican Party Headquarters. RSVP by September 22, that's today to: email@example.com.
“Quarterback” - $25 Tailgate
822-3597 or Renita 208-4671. Do it today.
45 YEARS AGO: THE COLLAPSE
Sept. 22nd, '64 Phillies.
Chris Short, 17 game winner gets rocked by the Reds in a 9-2 defeat. Pete Rose, Deron Johnson and Frank Robinson pace the Reds with an all out hitting attack that gives the Phils their second loss in a row. Jim O'Toole holds the Phils to just 2 runs. O'Toole gets his 16th win in a complete game performance while Short is relieved by John Boozer, Ed Roebuck and spot starter Rick Wise. The Phils still remain in first place.