Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2778, November 18th, 2014


The late John Wansacz (Photo Times Tribune).
Former State Representative John Wansacz died Sunday. The elder Wansacz, the father of current Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz served for 12 years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Wansacz a self made businessman won in the 1964 landslide election in Lackawanna County where only Joe McDade eked out a win. He served in that capacity until 1972 when Republican Jon Vipond succeeded him ..............but only briefly. Wansacz claimed that seat back forty years ago in the 1974 General Election and served two more terms until being succeeded by Republican Frank Serafini. Wansacz was an avid proponent of getting out the vote and also was a 50 year veteran of voting in elections. 
As a State Representative Wansacz was known for his constituent service and encouraging younger people to enter politics. He also was one of the supporters of the Shapp administrations plan for start a State Lottery and have the proceeds go to Senior Citizen programs. Wansacz just turned 78 in October.

So a few Palestinians killed five people today in an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem. Five people died, four of them were rabbis. The attack came during morning prayers in the west Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof and was carried out by two Palestinian cousins wielding meat cleavers, knives and a handgun. Blood-smeared prayer books and shawls were left on the floor of the synagogue as proof of the violence.
The World Post Reports that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, But he also called for an end to Israeli "provocations" surrounding Jerusalem's shrines that are sacred to both Muslims and Jews.
Yeah those praying rabbis were certainly provoking people this morning weren’t they? Israel said it would retaliate. Let’s hope it is ten fold. It’s the only thing that gets through to the other side.


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