Saturday, February 07, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2832, February 7th, 2015


Magisterial candidate Tom Wardle. (Photo: Times Leader)
Tom Wardle, District 11-03-08 Magisterial Justice candidate is going to be holding two big events this month. Wardle, a Wilkes Barre Township Police Sergeant is running for the Magistrate seat vacated by Diane Malast.
He is a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wardle holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Luzerne County Community College. He went on to graduate from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Academy at Lackawanna College.
As preparation for this seat he has been certified by the Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board to serve as a Magisterial District Judge

Meet and Greet with the Candidate
Tuesday February 17
PAV (Polish American Veterans)
Oak Street - Plains/Hudson
Complimentary Event
Pizza, Hot Dogs, Beer, Soda, DJ

Wardle for Judge Campaign Fundraiser
Friday February 20
The Cafe
Route 315 Plaza
Hor's devoures, soft drinks, cash bar
Suggested $35 donation per ticket
Tickets are available from any committee member and at the door.


Football legend George Curry at work. (Photo: The Irregulars)
Next Saturday, treat yourself to a great event as The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast features football legend George Curry. The breakfast is held at The Metro at Twin Stacks Center, Dallas, Saturday, February 14. Presenter will be the winningest high school football coach in PA history, George Curry, who is going to talk about commitment. Doors open at 8:30 AM for mingling and business card exchange, and breakfast is over when the last person walks out the door. Scrumptious breakfast buffet begins at 9:00 AM.
George Curry coached high school football for 42 years, in which he amassed 413 victories with six Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 3A championships. His Berwick Bulldogs won 6 State titles prior to his stepping down as head coach in 2005. Curry left Berwick Area with a record of 387-83-5. He also won three mythical national championships and was national coach of the year twice at Berwick Area too, and was name USA Today High School Coach of the Year twice before stepping down as head coach at Berwick in 2005.
George strongly believes that our country has forgotten the meaning of the word commitment. “I don’t think people know the meaning of commitment today,” he said. “It too easy to say, I quit.”
Coach Curry attributes some of the blame for the lack of commitment in our society on the way children are raised. “Kids are not taught commitment,” he exclaimed during our phone interview. “Show me somebody who’s successful. I’ll show you somebody who’s committed.”


Congressman Matt Cartwright. (Photo: LuLac archives).
U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Chris Gibson (NY-19), and Peter Welch (VT-AL) re-introduced the bipartisan Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act. First introduced in February 2014, H.R. 4092 unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives during the 113th Congress.
Currently, there are numerous federal initiatives available to schools to help them become more energy efficient. However, these programs are spread across the federal government, making it challenging for schools to know where to look and how to take full advantage.
This no-cost, commonsense legislation will streamline the federal government’s process while still leaving decisions to states, school boards, and local officials about how best to meet the energy needs of their schools.
“Our children deserve to attend school in a safe and comfortable learning environment. We must also learn to utilize energy in an efficient, responsible, and effective manner if we are to attain energy self-sufficiency,” said Rep. Cartwright. “This legislation allows us to accomplish both goals. It establishes an efficient one-stop shop for schools and directly benefits children, school employees, and the environment.”
Specifically the Act would:
•Require the Secretary of Energy to establish a centralized clearinghouse to disseminate information on federal programs, incentives, and mechanisms for financing energy-efficient retrofits and upgrades at schools.
•The bill would direct the Secretary to work with other federal agencies to develop a comprehensive list of such federal programs and to streamline efforts to publicize them through education and outreach. (Source: Cartwright office).


Dissed by the Republican GOP majority in the Senate, (he lost his position as Senate Majority leader to Sen. Jake Corman because he wasn’t conservative enough for his brethren) Senator Dominic Pileggi is going to run for Judge in Delaware County. There are three open seats on the Court of Common Please bench. Pileggi is well known but will face opposition on his home turf. A generation ago, State Representative Corey Stevens returned to Luzerne County to run for District Attorney and he won handily. He later moved up to Common Pleas Judge then went on to the Superior Court and the State Supreme Court.


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