Friday, November 29, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2564, November 29th, 2013


So former Clerk of Courts Officer Bob Reilly wants his pension from Luzerne County. Reilly was plead guilty to a corruption charge. So you would think that he would be denied his pension. But Reilly hired a lawyer to see if he coud get the pension anyway. The lawyer is making the argument that Reilly might have lied but he only lied to local authorities not the Feds. Reilly’s attorney is saying that state law indicates that pensions of public employees who lie to local law enforcement officials can be forfeited and denied, but says nothing about lying to federal agents. There are those who will make the argument along with Reilly that he is indeed entitled to his pension under the specifics of the law but there are others who say a lie is a lie no matter who you told it to. Reilly’s arguments were made before Judge Jennifer Rogers who ran on an anti corruption campaign. This will be interesting but I’m not betting the LuLac mansion on Reilly.

State Representative Kevin Haggery. (Photo: LuLac archives).


To be young sometimes is pretty stupid. I wish I could get back many of those years I wasted in my youth frittering time away when I could have been more productive. The big thing now is that apparently teenagers are playing a game called “Knockout” where teens randomly and without warning are taking punches at unsuspecting people. One person has died already and they are attacking anyone. State Representative Kevin Haggerty along with Representatives Brian Sims and Mike Regan are introducing legislation that hopefully will put more teeth into already existing legislation.
In the near future, we plan to introduce legislation that would amend Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), §2702 (Aggravated Assault), of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to classify assaults related to violent “games” such as “The Knockout Game” or “SlapCam” as an aggravated assault. The offense would be graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree.
“The Knockout Game” and other similar “games” involve randomly targeting unsuspecting strangers for violent assaults. Under current law, depending on the nature of the injury, such an offense would likely be characterized as a simple assault.
Under current law, simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second or third degree. Under our bill, the "games" crime grading would be increased, carrying a penalty for violation of a misdemeanor of the first degree, which includes imprisonment, the maximum term of which is five (5) years.
Our legislation would ensure a more severe penalty for persons participating in these violent and dangerous activities. In recent months, there appears to have been a rash of incidents involving these “games” whereby harmless pedestrians, including senior citizens, were violently attacked. Sadly, some victims have succumbed to their injuries.
Newly elected County Council Member Kathy Dobash. (Photo: Times Leader).


Newly elected Luzerne County Council member Kathy Dobash has sent a note to area residents thanking them for their support, giving them an access e mail to contact her and wishing everyone a happy holiday season. Here’s what she wrote:
Dear Friends,
I am writing to thank you for your vote and support during the most recent general election on November 5, 2013.
As a candidate-elect for Luzerne County Council I want to provide you my email address: . Please feel free to contact me regarding any Luzerne County issue which may require my assistance.
I believe in openness and transparency. I will be glad to present your concerns to other members of Luzerne County Council at public meetings.
With your help, we can make a difference and improve our communities throughout Luzerne County.
Again, I sincerely thank you for your support. I wish all Luzerne County Citizens a wonderful Holiday Season!
Kathy Dobash


The Diamond City Figure Skating Club will present "Snowflake Spectacular" Sunday December 1, 2013 at The Toyota SportsPlex (The former Ice Rink at Coal Street) Coal Street Wilkes-Barre, 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm.
Come support our talented skaters and celebrate the holidays at the rink. There will also be a public skating session from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm.
Our skaters will be performing group and solo numbers to show off all the hard work they have been doing all year long.
Special guests, Olympians, Otar Japaridze and Angelina Telegina, will also be performing!!
Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children, kids under three are FREE.
Angelina competed for Russia at an ISU Junior Grand Prix in with her previous partner, with her next Partner she competed at an ISU International competition and placed second,
For for information on the Diamond City Figure Skating Club contact Karel Zubris, PR Chair at or 570-406-0378.



Two guests are scheduled to join ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo during the week of December 2nd. Mike Butash will be on hand to talk about a free living Christmas scene while Marie Beavers will outline plans for the annual Christmas Open House at the Maffett Mansion! ECTV Live airs each day at Noon and Midnight on Comcast Ch19.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with james may and Michael Taluto from PENNDOT about holiday traffic and the "Click It or Ticket" campaign going on throughout this Thanksgiving weekend.
An encore of Brian Hughes' interview with Steven Rothschild from the Life Foundation about protecting your family with life insurance.
And an encore of Brian's interview from September with Stuart Tomc about brain boosts you can put in your children's lunchbox.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, 6:25am on Magic 93 and 7am on True Oldies 590, WARM,


Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. Special Edition is heard Saturdays and Sunday on these Entercom stations, WILK FM Saturday at 2pm Sunday at 6 am on Froggy 101 Sunday at 7 am on The Sports Hub 102.3 Sunday at 7 am on K R Z 98.5 Sunday at 7 pm on WILK FM 103.1.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”

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In San Francisco, The Band holds its farewell concert, The Last Waltz.

José López Portillo takes office as President of Mexico.......The Sex Pistols achieve public notoriety as they unleash several 4-letter words live on Bill Grundy's early evening TV show....Sir Douglas Nicholls appointed 28th Governor of South Australia, the first Australian Aboriginal appointed to vice-regal office....Bob Marley and his manager Don Taylor are shot in an assassination attempt in Kingston, Jamaica.....Patrick Hillery is elected unopposed as the 6th President of Ireland..........The Viet Cong is disbanded in which its former members become a part of the Vietnam People's Army...
In Pennsylvania as well as the sports world people are stunned at the death of recently retired Pirates Manager Danny Murtaugh. A native of Chester Murtaugh played for the Phillies, Boston Braves and Pirates. He managed the Pirates for 15 years in four different terms. The only other guy to do that was Billy Martin of the Yankees. Murtaugh won two world championship in 1960 and 1971.n He as the first manager ever to field a team on September 1, 1971 of 9 black starting players. He won over 1,000 games, had his number 40 retired by the Pirates, should be in the Hall of Fame and died at a young age of 59…….in LuLac land baseball fans mourn the death of the Pirate Manager and most every local TV station had a special report on the passing of Danny Murtaugh…and thirty seven years ago the number one song in America and LuLac land was Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon Dr. Buzzard Original Savannah Band.


At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope everyone had a good thanksgiving I sure did and listen too alices resterant a thanksgiving tradition

At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great week for pro coaches and lessons in good sportsmanship! Mike Tomlin got cute and Jason Kidd, a rookie, tried to get cuter. Back in the day coaches maybe could get away with a few things. Today these two ass.....
just proved the value of instant replay. Tomlin actions should embarrass the Rooneys, known as a class act for so long and Kidd just aint destined for a long coaching career!

At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Is that song a blast from the past!!! As always great job. Hope you had a great Turkey Day.

At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm actually feeling sorry for Kathy Dobash. She is so far over her head in this newly elected position that Daddy Urban must be licking his lips knowing that he now has three votes. Add Urbans 3 to Bromo's 3 and I would think that Lawton should be looking for a way to resolve his issues with council eliminate his out of county advisors and look for a little help locally. If he doesn't this most certainly will not be the job Lawton retires from. Oh by the way op;lease explain to Dobash that hse is now Council Member Elect not Candidate Elect. Big difference.

At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that all of NEPA women have the same blown out hair that they had in the 1980s? I'm looking at Dobash and realizing this is a thing.

At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the rat back can keep unified Lawton is gone and hopefully we can get a dynamic forthright leader to run the show.


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