Sunday, June 21, 2009

This and that

I took a few days off from blogging to deal with a family member's health issues. CRV tells us that colon cancer can be beat with a little help from Jimmy Buffett. Fins up! And the Yonk looks better than ever.

A few items in the news caught my eye that fall into the category of Idiot Watch.

Alcohol, firearms and the chicken dance

WNEP: Police said a group of kids were playing basketball when Gerald Wiernusz, 41, of Kingston waved a weapon and threatened to shoot anyone who came on his property. He also apparently clucked like a chicken. Officers believe Wiernusz was drunk at the time.

Father of the Year

HANOVER TWP. - A man was arrested over the weekend for leaving three children home alone while he was drinking at a bar...Keith Allen Rucker, 38, of South Main Street, Hanover Township, was charged with three counts each of endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person... Township police allege in the criminal complaint that Rucker was watching a 9-year old, a 5-year old and a 4-month old that he left home alone while he drank at a bar.

Don't get your knickers in a twist

TL: A Shickshinny man who was arrested Friday morning for allegedly stealing a pair of woman's underwear and sunglasses from vehicles in Hunlock Township is a guard at the Luzerne County Prison, officials said.
Jacob Francis Heylek, 36, was charged with two counts each of theft and loitering and prowling at night, and a single count of public drunkenness.
Heylek was suspended without pay Friday morning pending an internal investigation, said prison Warden Joe Piazza.

And remember..

The only thing that travels faster than the speed of light is bad news

-Douglas Adams


D.B. Echo said...

I wonder WHERE those little angels were playing basketball? Our neighbor had a basketball hoop on a pole that she thoughtfully installed on the edge or the property line on the street where we park our cars. Long after her only son moved away, the basketball hoop continued to attract kids from all around, possibly even from out of town, who would routinely rebound their missed shots off of our cars and our gardens, generally while using the sort of language you would expect from unsupervised teens. Got to the point that I was calling the cop. I complained to her, but she noted that since she had no idea who these kids were, she wasn't going to say anything to them. When she finally did, they all had to pull out their cell phones and call people in cars to come and pick them up. These kids were either all from well out of the neighborhood, or were just very lazy.

Eventually she took the hoop down.

I'd still like to locate those kids, who (if they survived) are old enough now to have cars of their own, and bounce a few basketballs off their hoods.

Gort said...

But you didn't wave a gun at them.

Coal Region Voice said...


Let me know if you need anything about Colon Cancer.

D.B. Echo said...

If I had one...

Actually, I wouldn't be at all surprised if a few of them were packing.

Little bastards have a way of pushing people to their breaking point.