Alle-Kiski Laurels & Lances
Lance: To former state Sen. Jane Orie. Released from prison in February after serving time for her public corruption conviction, she's now attempting to rehabilitate her public image. Sayeth she, in an interview with WTAE: “I think politics is a dirty, dirty sport.” A jury of her peers said she resembles that remark.
Lance: To Nick Futules. Allegheny County Council's vice president let the “F”-word fly not once but twice in the heat of this week‘s debate over the Deer Lakes Park drilling lease. He also walked out of the meeting with a finger to his head and making the “crazy” motion. It's classless behavior by the Valley's council representative. He should know better but obviously does not.
On the “Watch List”: The Springdale library tax referendum. Voters have a chance to learn about a proposed 0.25-mill property tax to support the Springdale Free Public Library at a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Springdale Veterans Association on Pittsburgh Street. The question will be on the May 20 ballot in Springdale Borough and Township, Cheswick and Harmar. Learn — decide — vote.
Lance: To Westmoreland County's judge shortage. The county bench is facing three judge retirements and may not get any relief until the 2015 elections. There are only two judges hearing criminal cases, not the usual four. And the governor's office says there are no plans to temporarily fill the vacancies. So rather than address and fix a problem in plain sight, the course of action is ... none.
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