Thursday, January 04, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3691, January 4th, 2018

The new D.A. in Susquehanna County Bill Urbanski, Dr. Carl Urbanski, his uncle, Nick Klein, the son of the late D.A. Bob Klein and newly minted Magistrate Jim Haggerty. (Photo: Patrick Gensal)

Former Susquehanna County First Assistant District Attorney William C. Urbanski, Franklin Township, was sworn in as the new District Attorney of Susquehanna County. Urbanski became District Attorney by operation of law, following the untimely death of his predecessor, the Honorable Robert Klein, who passed away on December 27, 2017, following an illness.
Urbanski choose his family farm in Rice Township, which has been in his family since 1937, and was originally operated as a poultry farm, but now produces maple syrup, as the location of the swearing in. The oath of office was administered by Urbanski’s life-long friend, Magisterial District Judge James J. Haggerty. Urbanski used two Bibles in the ceremony, the Urbanski’s Polish family Bible, belonging to his grandfather, and the Klein family Bible. The Bibles were jointly held by Urbanski’s Uncle Carl and Klein’s son, Nick.
Klein’s wife Kelly, along with his brother John and daughter Olivia were also present for the ceremony.
Urbanski hopes to continue and to build upon the legacy of his predecessor.
“The passing of Bob Klein was a tremendous loss, first and foremost for his family, but also for his community, the citizens of Susquehanna County, and our Commonwealth,” Urbanski said. “He brought a tremendous amount of energy and innovation to the office. As prosecutor, he set a high bar. I can only hope to live up to his level of professionalism, integrity, and fairness.”


The First Annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Breakfast will be held at Genetti's in Wilkes Barre on Monday June 15th at 9am. If you want to go, you need to contact the NAACP at Wilkes-Barre NAACP Branch 2306 P. O. Box 2460 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 Email: Phone: 570-262-1360 Also, don't forget to RSVP to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast. Last day to RSVP is January 5, 2018 so that tickets can be sent out.


President Trump and Steve Bannon (Photo: Time)
The Los Angeles Times has reported that the President's public denunciation of President Trump said his former strategist, the guy who he says helped win him the election, Steve Bannon, has lost his mind. His dig at Bannon came only after a report early Wednesday, based on excerpts from a forthcoming book, that quoted Bannon condemning as "treasonous" a June 2016 meeting in which Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, met with Kremlin-linked Russians to get "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
In it, Bannon says he’s sure Don Junior led the Russians by the hand to Trump’s itty bitty office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower.
Bannon also said about that the meeting in Trump Tower — an event now at the center of a special counsel's criminal investigation of Russian election meddling and potential Trump campaign complicity — was taken from a book to be released next week and obtained before publication by the Guardian newspaper. Bannon's reported comment is an especially damning charge, undercutting Trump's claim that the Russia story is a Democratic hoax.
Other portions of the book, as reported by the Guardian and excerpted in New York magazine, quote other Trump aides, and overall they portray him as ill-informed, unprepared and ill-tempered and contend that neither Trump nor family members and associates expected him to win election. In a separate statement, the spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump denied an assertion that "Melania was in tears — and not of joy."
The fact that Bannon has now deserted Trump and has essentially said what others (including me) have believed for a long time is this.
1. The Mueller investigation is not only about Russia but money ties to the nation of Putin.
2. The Trump people were shocked as shit they won.
3. More of this investigation will center on not only Russia but corporate corruption.
Funny that the guy who said the Democratic opponent was crooked was himself the biggest one of all.


A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January 2018, at programs in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Port Griffith, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Wyoming, and Ashley. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
This year’s events will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Connecticut Yankees’ return to the Wyoming Valley. Obadiah Gore Jr., a blacksmith who knew about hard coal, was among them. His early use of anthracite marked the beginning of The Coal Region.
The events are sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Anthracite Heritage Foundation, King’s College, Luzerne County Community College, The University of Scranton, Wilkes University, Lackawanna Historical Society, Luzerne County Historical Society, the Boy Scouts of America-Northeastern PA Council, the Greater Pittston Historical Society, the Plymouth Historical Society, the Nanticoke Historical Society, the Huber Breaker Preservation Society, and the Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Committee.
The public is cordially invited to attend all events (except the first) free of charge.
Anthracite Mining Heritage Month—January 2018

1. Jan 6, 9 am Boy Scouts of America-Northeastern, PA Council, “Mining in Society,” Merit
Badge Day, Open to Boy Scouts of the Northeastern PA Council, (Venue: Fourth Floor, Mulligan Science Building, King’s College, 133 River St., Wilkes-Barre)

2. Jan 7, 2 pm Lackawanna Historical Society-Public Program, Presenter: Charles Kumpas,
“A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner: The Remarkable Coalmining Artwork of Remo Trieste Russo,” Moderator: Mary Ann Savakinas (Venue: LHS, Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton), refreshments

3. Jan 11, 6:30 pm Luzerne County Historical Society-Public Program, Performer: Robert
Hughes, “An Interview with the Mineworkers’ Union Leader, Johnny Mitchell—A One-Act Play,” Moderator: Aimee Newell, (Venue: Wyoming Presbyterian Church Institute, 40 Institute St., Wyoming), refreshments

4. Jan 16, 7 pm Huber Breaker Preservation Society-Public Program, Presenter: Mike Mostardi, Wayne, PA, “A Demonstration of Anthracite Mining Equipment and Objects,” Moderator: Bill Best, (Venue: Ashley Fire Hall, Fireman’s Park, 160 Ashley St., Ashley), members meeting at 6:30 pm, refreshments

5. Jan 17 7 pm Plymouth Historical Society-Public Program, Presenters: Georgetta Potoski and Steve Kondrad, “Plymouth’s Coal Mining Pioneers: Abijah & John Smith, Freeman Thomas, and Other Stories,” (Venue: Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 W. Shawnee Ave., Plymouth), refreshments

6. Jan 18, 7 pm King’s College-Public Program, Annual Msgr. John J. Curran Lecture,
Presenter: Mark Balik, Senior Editor, New York Times, Speaking on his book, “Sons of the Molly Maguires: The Irish Roots of America’s First Labor War,” (2014), (Venue: Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre), refreshments at 6:30 pm

7. Jan 19, 7 pm University of Scranton-Public Program, Presenters: Sarah Piccini (1871, Scranton), Lucia Dailey (1877, Scranton), Michael Knies (1912, Luzerne & Lackawanna Counties), and Robert Wolensky (1928, Pittston & Old Forge), “A Discussion of Four Historic Anthracite Labor Strikes,” Moderator: Chester Kulesa, (Venue: 509 DeNaples Student Center, University of Scranton, 900 Mulberry St., Scranton)

8. Jan 20, 2 pm Anthracite Heritage Museum-Annual Public Program on The Knox Mine
Disaster, Presenters: Erika Funke and David Brocca, “Two Knox Disaster Documentaries, 1984 and 2018: Screenings & Commentaries,” plus folk music by Jay Smar, (Venue: The Museum, 22 Bald Mt. Rd., Scranton), refreshments

9. Jan 21, 10 am St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Pittston: Annual Knox Mine
Disaster Memorial Mass, (Venue: St. John’s, 35 Williams St., Pittston)
10. Jan 21, 11:30 am Annual Commemoration of the Knox Disaster: (Venue: at the PHMC
Historical Marker, Main St., Port Griffith, Baloga Funeral Home), coffee
11. Jan 21, 12 noon Annual Walk to Knox Mine Disaster Site, (Venue: Gather at Baloga Funeral Home, Port Griffith, following the Commemoration; weather permitting)

12. Jan 22, 7 pm Nanticoke Historical Society-Public Program, Presenters: Robert Wolensky
and Michael Chimola, “Who Killed Rebel Miners’ Union President, Tom Maloney?—The Wyoming Valley Good Friday Bombings of April 6, 1936,” Moderator: Chet Zaremba, (Venue: Nanticoke Cultural Center, 38 W. Church St. Nanticoke), refreshments

13. Jan. 25, 7 pm Greater Pittston Historical Society-Public Program, Presenters: Carol Gargan (Lithuanians), Jim McFarland (Irish), Christine Patterson (Africans), Fiona Powell (Welsh), and Stephanie Longo (Italians), “Ethnicity in the
Anthracite Region: An Appreciation of Five Local Heritage Groups,”
Moderator, Ron Faraday, GPHS, (Venue: St. John’s the Evangelist Church basement, 35 Williams St., Pittston), refreshments

14. Jan 26, 6:30 pm Luzerne County Community College-Public Program, Presenters: William Kashatus, Jack Smiles, Paul Browne, and Sean Carroll, “Professional
Baseball and the Anthracite Region: Four Authors Discuss Players, Center, lower campus, Room 132, LCCC, Nanticoke), refreshments




This week's guest will be Janet Milner, Outpatient Clinical Dietician, Geisinger Health System. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on 1400-The Game, NEPA's Fox .Sports Radio and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.


ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is aired during the Noon, 6pm and Midnight hours each day of the week. Following Monday's Live program the show will become available on Electric City Television's YouTube channel which can be viewed on your computer.


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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Cameroon gains its independence from French-administered U.N. trusteeship....U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy (D-MA) announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination..

The Associations Law comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties……in Pennsylvania Governor David Lawrence was mum on who he might support for President, but speculation was rampant because Lawrence, like Kennedy was Roman Catholic…in the Greater Pittston Area preparations begin for the 1st anniversary of The Knox Mine Disaster and 58 years ago the number one song in LuLac land and America was"Why" by Frankie Avalon.


At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And another piece of the Trump empire crumbles! (Rats and sinking ships, you know.) Trump, who leads the nation in lies, supposedly now is in shock that his own lawyers have lied to him about the Russia investigation so that he won't have a tantrum quite yet.

Is it any surprise that virtually everyone around Trump thinks he's a childish idiot?

Thanks, again, to all the voters who thought Trump would be "good change."

Oh well, at least he doesn't have control of nuclear weapons. . .

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, so Sessions says he wants the FBI to reinvestigate Hillary Clinton. It took only a year in office to get there.

Time to put up or shut up, Beauregard. If you can get an indictment, you're not going to be dealing with one of those overwhelmed defendants.

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to let everyone know that I'm a genius. Not just smart, but a total brainiac. And I'm very stable about it. It's all that golf. Even my golf scores are stable.


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