The LuLac Edition #3239, July 3rd, 2016
His family said he died peacefully Saturday after a long illness.
"My husband was a fighter. He fought for the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and he fought for Israel. He waged countless battles for innocent victims regardless of ethnicity or creed," his widow, Marion, said in a statement released by the writer's foundation.
Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, recounted his family being sent to the Nazi concentration camps in his first book, "Night," which was published in France in 1958. (CNN)
I first became familiar with "Night" in College when I took a Literature course with the late John Ennis. The book was riveting and told of Wiesel's own road of survival from a death camp when he was just in his teens. Wiesel's death is significant because he always made the point that not many Holocaust survivors are still around. His story needs to retold and remembered given the people around today who say the Holocaust was a "hoax" as well as the abject gullibility of most people in the world today who might believe that.
Jim Morrison the lead singer of The Doors died 45 years ago today. I remember it well. I had just finished my Junior year and was in Windsor, Ontario with my family for a wedding. Our hosts would not hear of any of us staying in a hotel so we stayed at various homes. On the night Morrison died, my parents were at a party at another house and I was alone hanging out listening to CKLW Radio. (I had been there earlier in the day). The announcer came on and said that Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in Paris on the fourth floor at 17–19 rue Beautreillis .
I was surprised but not shocked. Prior to Morrison Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin had died under dubious circumstances too. The age though, (he died at 27) was a jolt.
Morrison had a tumultuous run with The Doors and was pretty much bent on self destruction. But The Doors brief music career had endured. Years later class trips to Paris (made by students not even born when Morrison died) included a visit (albeit not sanctioned) to Morrison’s grave.
Here’s what the jock played after he made the announcement of Morrison’s death.
As you will see later on in this edition, I was asked on Pa Live about the tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. I reacted like most people.
Then at lunch yesterday Mrs. LuLac and I were saying maybe Bill had a passive aggressive death wish for his wife’s candidacy. How could both parties, both lawyers do something like that when a party they were close to was under investigation? Dumb right?
But then we thought about the time line. Lynch on Friday says she will abide by the ruling of the FBI. Then Saturday Hillary Clinton meets with the FBI for three and a half hours. Could it be that this was a ruse to speed up the investigation and get it over with one way or another before the convention?
Maybe Bill’s visit was not people pleasing at all but an attempt to rip the band aid off this issue that might over shadow the upcoming convention.
WILK Newsradio will have a presence at both political conventions. Nancy Kman and Steve Corbett will be in Philadelphia doing their respective programs in the same time slots. Karel Zubris will be accompanying the two and will be on the streets in the City of Brotherly Love.
L.A. Tarone & Sue Henry are going to do their shows at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Producer Kyle Mak will be running the controls for the respective teams.
Had an interesting chat with Pa. Live’s Valerie Tysanner on Friday about the recent political developments.
Former WARM personality and Morning Man Harry West has left the area to be with his family. West, 86 recently had health issues. Here is the link to the 590 Forever blog for editions recently published about Harry. http://david-yonki.blogspot.com/
Tonight after 42 years, Garrison Keillor signed off of the iconic Public Radio program "A Prairie Home Companion". I never was a fan of the show. I did like the movie though. Since it was Keillor's last show, we took a drive and parked in the WVIA FM and TV Parking lot and listened. After all, to me it was a little piece of broadcast history.
The show ended with a few goodbyes but not much emotion. I guess that's par for the course since Keillor always said the men were good looking in Lake Wobegon but not always emotional.
The show started at Minnesota Public Radio in 1974.