The LuLac Edition #1492, Feb. 27th, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: HAZLE TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY PAULA RADDICK AND WILKES BARRE TOWER AND CITY GOVERNMENT PROVOCATEUR BOB KADLUBOSKI.
AN OSCAR PERFORMANCE?
If there was a movie involving a tow truck driver, a city council and a small sized eastern city, then Bob Kaduluboski would be playing the angry man. At Thursday night’s city council meeting in Wilkes Barre, the “Bobster” was at a slow boil but then when he didn’t get answers to his questions, because Council thought they were inappropriate, all democracy ended as the gavel pounded adjournment and other items were tabled. Chair woman Kathy Kane berated the media earlier saying that the collected bunch never focused on good news. Local film producer Scott Spinucci started to film the meetings that night and as luck would have it for him, all hell broke loose. Spinucci, owns Integrated Media Services, and said he plans to film all council meetings. He will upload them to YouTube so people who cannot attend meetings can see what’s happening.
Kadluboski, of City-Wide Towing turned a quiet affair into a 3 ring circus. He questioned how Kane's son found a job for the state Department of Revenue, continued to argue against the city's towing policies and hurled insults at deputy city attorney William Vinsko. Why Vinsko? Because it was Vinsko - who drafted the city's towing ordinance . The Bonster labeled Vinsko as "nothing more than an idiot, imbecile lawyer." As if lawyers don’t hear that every day!
So in the end, Kane was angry because she had to adjourn the meeting, Kadluboski was mad because he felt nothing was wrong with his questions and feels that again he was shut down by the Council. Film maker Spinucci was torqued too because he felt that there was a freedom of speech issue involved and questioned Council members Tony Thomas and Bill Barrett as to the quick hook. Both men said that the questioning was way out of line and had nothing to do with city business. True. But when can those questions be asked? Kadluboski wants to know, I’m sure city residents do too. And certainly Scott Spinucci does too. Here’s the video, the action doesn’t start until about 11 minutes and 30 seconds in. By the way, Kadluboski was the only resident speaking at Council that night.
Attorney Paula Radick, who last week announced her intent to run for Luzerne County judge, will hold a campaign kickoff fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. The cost of the event is $60 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a chance to meet and learn more about the candidate.
Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased by calling the Paula Radick for Judge campaign headquarters at 763-9737. For more information, visit http://www.paulaforjudge.com
The Citizen’s Voice reported that State police arrested a Maryland man early Friday for exposing himself to a woman at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. A Maryland man faces charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. The 57-year-old was taken into custody around 3:38 a.m. on the gaming floor near a bank of slot machines. A female custodial worker told casino security that the man who was seated, said something to her as she swept the floor in front of him. She looked up and observed that the man had exposed himself. The gambler was taken into custody, charged and jailed overnight in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. He appeared for morning arraignment but then was remanded to prison in lieu of $2,000 bail.
What’s broadcast broadcast news legend David DeCosmo up to? The new edition of his series 'People, Places, and Things' will be added to the program rotation at ECTV (Comcast Ch 19) beginning the week of February 28th. It's a behind the scenes look at the Scott Township Police Department. The week's guest on ECTV Live with my co host Judge Tom Munley will be Deb Petterson of the Voluntary Action Center in Scranton. ECTV Live airs at Noon and Midnight throughout the week.