The LuLac Edition #2075, June 1st, 2012
MAYBE I’M AMAZED
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that it took two months to confirm what everyone in the Heights knew a few days after Tyler Winstead was shot on Holy Thursday. They was no shooter and no maroon Taurs wrecking havoc on that neighborhood. The District Attorney’s office played everything close to the vest because they were dealing with a Juvenile. Hopefully this tragedy will educate all people about staying away from guns. And as always, the cover up is more painful (almost) then the crime. Look for adults who were supposed to be responsible to be charged.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….at just how good the National League East is this year. All the teams are bunched up and pretty equal. The resurgence of the Mets as well as the surprise showings of the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins is making this division tight. It tells you something that the cellar dwelling Phillies are in last place, 3 games back.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……I’m amazed at how swiftly the feds put away Lackawanna County educator Fred Rosetti for talking to proposed witnesses at a Dunkin’ Donuts about his upcoming trial. He was whisked off to jail right before Memorial Day weekend. Then of course there was the quick hook and return to a Half way House by Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skepenak after violating the terms of his release. These are the feds, they do not fool around. They’re not playing.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that world renowned author Robert Caro nearly was bankrupt working on his first volume on Lyndon Johnson called “Path To Power”. It is one of the best investigative biographies of the 36rth President. Now Caro has a new entry that focuses in on just 7 weeks of Johnson’s life, the period where he assumed office after the assassination of John Kennedy. He talked to just about everyone for this incredible book called "Passage of Power".
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that if you turn off the faucet while you are brushing your teeth, you can save at least 5 gallons of water.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……at how smooth and new Wilkes Barre Blvd and Coal Street look these days. To Mayor Leighton, great job. You’d hardly believe there were potholes on the Blvd for years. It is a pleasure to drive on.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……at how quickly time passes. We are now in June and headed for what I’m sure is going to be a great summer. It is the very best time of the year.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….................that the fastest growing nail on your hand is on the middle finger.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that 45 years ago today, the album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band was released. This album turned into an iconic piece of music history. In the summer of ’67, I spent a lot of time with my friends the Dellarte Brothers from Wyoming. They had a friend named Dave Emershaw who I went to St. John’s High School with. Emershaw, then a year older than me said authoritatively three things:
1. That Tom Seaver, then in his first year with the Mets would be in the Hall of Fame.
2. That before the end of the decade, the Mets would be in the World Series.
3. That well into the next century and beyond, the music of the Beatles would be just as beloved and popular as it was in the summer of ’67. He was right on all three counts.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……at the high school senior at Valley West who wants to sue the school district because they enforced an absentee policy that stated you would not graduate if you had more than ten unexcused absences. She had 30! And not much proof from doctors. Think about this, are there any employers (except for the Luzerne County Courthouse under Skrep and Vonderheid) where a worker would still have their jobs after 30 days out without an excuse? This young lady should get a reality check from the real world. NOW!!!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that on “Dancing With the Stars” 7 out of the 14 winners have been athletes. And this year’s winner was Green Bay Packer Donald Driver. (I would have like to have seen that but I don’t follow the show. Anyway, Driver said that his winning was just as big as winning the Super Bowl. DRIVER'S SEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!