The LuLac Edition #1418, Dec. 29th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: WOMEN WE LOVE IN 2010, SONIA SHEPHARD, SUSAN WALDMAN, KIM ZBORAY, REAGAN MEDGIE, SHIRLEY SHERROD, LISA MARKOWSKI, MARY ANNE PETRILLA, JILL KONOPKA, KAT PRICKETT, CHELSEA HANDLER, THE COED FROM EDUCATION CONNECTION, AND JENNIFER ROGERS.
WOMEN WE LOVE 2010
Sonia Shephard: The New Jersey native was a print reporter who decided to make the transition into TV. Shephard worked for a time on the 10PM WYLN TV 35 newscast, “Late Edition” but really made her mark in reporting on various stories in the Hazleton Area.
Susan Waldman: The Yankee booth broadcaster is still going strong with her sidekick John Sterling. Her interviews are to the point and even if a bit biased she is knowledgeable and entertaining. She makes Yankee Radio games a pleasure to listen to, even if you’re not a Yankee fan.
Kim Zboray: The former WYLN TV 35 anchor manned Election Night coverage feeding us the results fast and furiously. Her smooth transitions as well as her wealth of information made Election Night move along in a flash.
Reagan Medgie: This WNEP TV reporter has national anchor written all over her. Her concise reporting and on air presence gives WNEP TV a more sophisticated look. Now I’m no Paul Steuber but if I were I’d put her on a few more substantial stories.
Shirley Sherrod: Her boss Tom Vilsack heard a trumped up, edited audio portion of one of her speeches which was broadcast on FOX news and he fired her. Didn’t even ask to get her side of the story. When the White House got to the bottom of it, Vilsack said he’d hire the woman back. Shirley Sherrod did her best Johnny Paycheck imitation and told the President and the Agriculture Secretary to “Take This Job and Shove It”. Gotta love a gal like that!
Lisa Markowski: When she was defeated in the Alaska Senate primary by a near neanderthal, Lisa Markowski did something unusual for an Alaska female Republican: SHE DIDN’T QUIT!!! Unlike former Governor Sarah “I.Q.” I QUIT Palin, Markowski dug in and fought for her principles and her job as a U.S. Senator. She achieved an almost impossible goal which was winning her election as a ”Write In” candidate. And she proved that tough iron jawed Republican Alaskan woman can not only compete and outshine a silly momma grizzly that can’t keep her smart ass quitter mouth shut.
Mary Anne Petrilla: a repeat nominee. The County Commissioner has navigated the murky waters of the Federal Corruption probe, helped with the Home Rule Transition Committee which is eliminating her job and has stood fast in terms of making decisions she says will reflect the County was headed in the right direction before Home Rule. In any other County she would be the front runner to be the County Executive.
Jill Konopka: Another repeat nominee, Jill is enjoying very good visibility and popularity at WFSB in Hartford. Jill is not only a great news person but is grabbing life by the proverbial horns. From “Dancing With the Local Stars” to doing volunteer work in Haiti in the aftermath of the Earthquake, she is energetic and dedicated. And she’s having fun while doing these noble deeds.
Kat Prickett: She is one of the ubiquitous of most of the PCN Anchors. Kat started out as a Producer (uh just like some lady named Walters in the mid 60s) and has been a smash in front of the camera. As my friend L.A. Tarone says, when she covers a story people notice. A great addition to the statewide broadcast scene.
Chelsea Handler: My new favorite late night talk show host. Kind of trashy, kind of naughty and rarely nice. The type of woman you could bring home to mom and the type that would kick your behind but you really wouldn’t care.
The Education Connection Student: She’s touting on line education but if we had study buddies like this at King’s in the 70s, (the wardrobe of choice then for the ladies was painter pants and pheasant blouses) well life would have been a hell of a lot more interesting. Not to mention Greek Mythology and American Lit.
Jennifer Rogers: Her last run for Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge was respectable. She has name recognition and has a charismatic personality. Plus in the last race she articulated her case. With a little more money and organization she just might become Judge in 2011 if she chooses to make the race.
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