June 18, 2007

Observations

Is anyone surprised that Willis McGahee didn't show up for mini-camp in Baltimore? A leopard doesn't change it's spots, especially in a city with so many more women to impregnate.

Am I the only one who is disgusted with the Barnes Firm? When they (repeatedly) play the commercial espousing the fact that they have won their clients over $100 million dollars in personal injury claims, including $50 million from auto claims, they are bragging about how high they have jacked up your insurance rates. Yes, you and I paid that $100 million.

How about Peter Calieri's commitment to Lockport? I remember when he took the initiative several years ago and made his wonderful Village Eatery restaurant smoke-free. Now, he has closed the deal to make the former Davison Road Inn into a banquet hall, and has committed to opening a bar/restaurant/night club in the Ulrich City Center.

Speaking of investing in your community, major kudos to Ed & Diane Finkbeiner of Lewiston. The Finkbeiners are planning to construct a multimillion dollar luxury hotel with a spa and penthouse views of the Niagara River. A major endeavor indeed, best of luck!

Can there be a more disgusting breach of trust than Hugh Messer? Messer, a Niagara County Sheriff, was working as the school resource officer in Niagara-Wheatfield High School when he decided it was okay to have sex with a 16 year-old student, while on assignment. Thankfully he resigned from the department. I'll be looking for his name on the Sex Offender Registry.

The Niagara County Legislature is moving forward with plans to sell the Davison Road complex to Christian Academy of Western New York. Do we need to sell this large piece of land to an organization that is going to keep it off the tax rolls?

The lack of a public statement from State Supreme Court Justice Amy Fricano is appalling. Driving 60+ miles per hour in a heavily populated school zone, whether under the influence of any substance or not, must not be tolerated. If her silence is at the advice of counsel, I hope that when this issue is resolved, Mrs. Fricano has the courage to address the public.

Kudos to Kellogg Co., the world’s largest cereal maker. Kellogg plans to increase the nutritional value of cereals and snacks it markets to children. The company also said it will modify it's TV, radio, print & Web site ads that reach audiences at least half of whom are under age 12. If only the tobacco companies would follow suit.

7 comments:

Mr. Pink said...

Great observations. I'm with you on the Davison Road Complex....can't the Village Eatery expand further across the street...OK, that might be a reach. But seriously, all that land of the tax rolls. You wonder if they'd be better off putting in an all-seasons driving range and expanding the golf course...at least those would generate revenue.

Clark Griswold said...

While the Kellog Company is making these positive changes, leaders of Camel and other cigarette moguls are probably in the war room as we speak getting to work. Their task: To come up with new ways they can implant images of nicotine dancing in each and every adolescent's head.

Pirate's Code said...

Willis McGahee? Shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

As for the hotel in Lewiston, other media says they may be having issues getting opened. Hope they get it worked out.

Sweaterman said...

Yeah that is great about Peter...that is what this county needs...people to take risks.

McGahee is dogmeat.....

kasmls17 said...

I agree with the kudos for the new hotel and spa on the niagara river. It's good to see the American side starting to pick up some great ideas for tourism. I'm excited to go. As for McGahee...not surprised at all!

William Wallace said...

Here is an observation: When will the Buffalo News ignore another life sentence being added to James Kopp's several others and let Slepian's family put this tragedy behind them. Regardless of how you feel about abortion and Slepian's career, Slepian's family should be allowed to have some closure.

fredthompson2008 said...

Willis McGahee is the lowest form of species on the food chain. Just counting down to when he "hurts" his "knee" again...