Trials, tips and tribulations


Brian Golden

And another Chenango County Court trial comes to an end, this one Wednesday afternoon following an hour-long wait for the jury to wrap-up its deliberations (story in today’s paper). I’ve only covered a handful of trials as The Evening Sun’s court reporter to date, all in preparation, really, for the big one … The People versus Peter Wlasiuk – part III. Actually, I’m fairly certain people around here have a pretty good idea concerning the details of Wlasiuk’s case and – let’s be honest – how in God’s name are they going to find an impartial jury for this one?

Regardless, I’ll be there come April when the testimony begins (again). As for my personal opinion on the whole deal … mmm … no comment.

You’ve got to love those anonymous tips, especially when they concern any local school district and the inherent disputes that typically arise between administration and educators. And while I’m certainly not going to name any names here (anonymity, remember), I am going to look into this particular matter, which could prove to be … interesting.

And now … favorite funny “newsworthy” story of the day …
Palin aides lash out at HBO’s ‘Game Change’ (Associated Press)
And I quote, “Current and former aides to Sarah Palin lashed out Wednesday at HBO’s ‘Game Change,’ describing the upcoming film’s depiction of her on the 2008 campaign trail as “sick” and inaccurate.”
It’s this next part that really gets me, though …
“None of the aides said they have yet seen the movie …”

I would comment further, but I’m afraid that kind of language could (and probably would) be detrimental to my status as an Evening Sun employee.

With that said, I’m a little upset that scheduling issues have put – not one – but two stories I’d hoped to put to rest this week on hiatus. It’s never fun scrounging for copy at the last minute, which is – sadly – exactly what I’ll be doing this afternoon (hence the pre-lunch blog). Not to worry, though, as I’m sure I’ll come up with something.