Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1577, May 3rd, 2011



Luzerne County Council candidate Wil Toole had a pretty good turnout on Sunday afternoon for his old fashioned Hot Dog rally at the Greater Pittston Social Club. As a matter of fact more than 100 people showed up at the event. One wag was heard to remark that, “This was the first County Council rally where there were more voters than candidates”. Toole is positioned at number 3 on the ballot on the Democratic side.


Former Judge Michael Toole is turning in to bed tonight in the state of Minnesota. Unlike the other two convicted Judges in Luzerne County, Toole has begun serving his sentence.


Judge Thomas Burke got the applications of 8 Wilkes Barre area residents to fill the term of Teresa Magire who resigned in late 2010. Louis Elmy, Dino Galella, Richard A. Holodick, Jack Jones, Mark Schiowitz, James Susek, Sam Troy and Thomas J. Unvarsky applied for the job.
The Citizen’s Voice gave these capsule bios:

Elmy, of Wilkes-Barre, is a corrections officer at Luzerne County Correctional Facility and is related to former Board President Jim Hite.
Galella, of Wilkes-Barre, was employed by the district for 35 years, with jobs ranging from teacher, coach, custodian, assistant principal and, for the final seven years before his retirement, principal of GAR Memorial High School.
Holodick, of Wilkes-Barre, worked as a superintendent and school administrator in Oklahoma. The 1956 graduate of Meyers High School also worked as educator for Penn State University.
Jones, of Wilkes-Barre, is a former school board member from 1997 to 2000, owner of Jack Jones Family Hairstyling, Wilkes-Barre, and a pastor, currently at First Reformed Church, Plymouth.
Schiowitz, of Wilkes-Barre, is the chief of the section of general surgery at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and director of the surgical intensive care unit, among other jobs and roles. He has also taught at several colleges and universities, including King's College and Commonwealth Medical College.
Susek, of Plains Township, is a dentist with an office on Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. He served on the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board from 2003-2007, including as the vice president in 2007.
Troy, of Wilkes-Barre, is a yoga instructor and former adjunct college-level English teacher who frequents school board meetings to voice his concerns.
Unvarsky, of Wilkes-Barre, is employed by the security and safety department at King's College and retired from the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department as a captain after 38 years and from the Pennsylvania National Guard as a sergeant first class after 26 years.
Well let’s take a look, Troy will be instantly eliminated because he’ll speak his mind and won’t be beholden to anyone. He also gives too much of a crap about the school district. What normal person comes to school board meetings and voices his opinion? Susek was derailed when he ran for re-election by the Pizzella machine so the powers that be on the board have no great love for him. Holodick, forget him he was a Superintendent from out of the area and God knows he might have a few new ideas. Doctor Shiowitz will be told thank you but stick to doctoring, Gallella and Jones might be compromise choices. Jones is an old school politico and you can’t argue with Gallella’s local resume. Ungvarsky might be a non political consideration but please this is the Wilkes Barre Area School Board. Elmy is in a tough fight for School Board, look for him to get the nod so he has some traction for the elections. In the meantime, thank you for your interest. We’ll get back to you! Not.


There are some people dangerous behind the wheel of a car, some dangerous with a credit card. Then there are some people dangerous on Twitter. Case in point is Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Mendenhall via Twitter, shared a series of sentiments about not believing that slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Those thoughts, including criticism about those celebrating bin Laden's death on Monday, prompted Steeler's president Art Rooney II to make a counter statement through his team's official website on Tuesday.
"I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments," Rooney said. "The entire Steelers' organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."
Rashard Mendenhall via Twitter, shared a series of sentiments about not believing that slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was behind the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Okay, he’s entitled to his opinion but wasn’t there film of one Osama Bin Laden saying, “I DID IT””. And he can’t even make the excuse that he went to Louisiana Tech!!!
Now these gals here understand Twitter!


At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been on a five day drunk all over LuLacLand (with a designated driver) and just woke up in a strange motel somewhere I've never been and now I'm told by the housemaid that Donald Trump killed Osama Bin Laden in a daring raid, but that noboby will believe its really Bin Laden because he buried him at sea with full appropriate religious considerations and no pictures for the people to see. I'm badly hungover and very confused and I swear I'm done with alcohol!!!


At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is enough, enough? Elmy's brother and sister work for the Wilkes Barre Voch Tech, he works for the County and his brother in law is a guest of the state. If we elect Elmy to our school board, we might as well just give his family their own wing at voch tech. Talk about pure greed!


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