It Could Only Happen in Kansas
March 9, 2017
Would you believe? Would anyone believe? Awhile back a Georgia lawmaker, Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert), was shot in the leg behind an adult entertainment store. Furthermore, Greene had several thousand dollars in donations for storm relief efforts in his pocket that the shooter didn’t get. Greene’s story claims he parked his vehicle and planned to walk to a nearby liquor store to buy lottery tickets. After being wounded Greene walked to the liquor store where the police found him. Greene described the assailant as black, about 5’5”, holding a silver 22-caliber pistol and wearing a gray hoodie. Taken was the lawmaker’s $500 iPhone with tracking device. Does anyone want to bet the cops found powder burns on his pants? Can we talk about jobs? CyberSeek.org is a new online resource designed to provide detailed data about supply and demand in the cyber-security job market. Every year in the U.S. there are 128,000 openings for information security analysts, but only 88,000 workers are currently employed. I hope our superintendent is looking into this. A Lawrence, Kansas police officer tells investigators another officer beat her, chained her in a dog kennel and choked her until she blacked out. But former officer William Burk (now, I don’t think it’s someone I knew...but you never know) who was never charged claims it’s a matter of consensual sex. I, like many of you, have been a pro basketball fan for many years. Recently I was wondering who were the top 10 players who scored the most points. 1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 points 2. Karl Malone 36,928 points 3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
points 4. Michael Jordan 32,292 points 5. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419 points 6. Dirk Nowitzki 29,552 points 7. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596 points 8. Moses Malone 27,409 points 9. Le Bron James 27,359 points 10. Elvin Hayes 27,313 points Many police chiefs worry that enforcing immigration policy will take from their primary mission of preventing and investigating violent crime and make immigrants less likely to report crimes. President Trump’s order issued recently includes cutting off funding to “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Another good idea is working its way through the City of Brunswick and the Glynn County Commission here in Georgia. The plan is to eliminate urban blight by clearing p;roperties of tax issues and liens so they can be sold. The City of Brunswick has been dealing with blight since the Great Recession which started in 2007. Some are reading with interest a great article in Cancer Treatment Reviews from 2016 that analyzed results from 16 studies to assess breast cancer risk from alcohol consumption in women who had previously been diagnosed with breast cancer. A correlation in the combined studies was found even among those who drank one glass of wine every day. Was it really five years ago that Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room? Then 27 years ago Nelson Mandela was freed on February 11, 1990.
Mount Carmel’s police chief isn’t happy. Speed enforcement cameras in Tennessee will be deactivated at the end of March because of a 2015 state law prohibiting such contracts. Chief Jeff Jackson said the cameras reduced accidents. Do you remember the old days when a person who had an egg allergy could not get a flu shot? Thanks to science this is no longer the case. Theodorsia and I are big chili fans. We just love it with onions and cheese. So, I am more than surprised the last cook-off was many, many moons ago at the West Los Angeles Community College parking lot. Perhaps I should call everyone’s friend, Paul Jacobs, for his support. After all, with Coach Jacobs the team will be soon playing in the World Series. On February 23 at 6 p.m. you know we were at the 2017 Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Waycross County Public Library, where the winner received a trophy and a $100 gift card. Have you heard about a fairly new program, the Georgia Legal Services Program to provide access to justice and opportunities out of poverty? GLSP is a non-profit law firm whose mission is to assist low-income individuals with specific civil matters. It covers eight counties. For information contact attorney Vincel’s office at 1607 Union Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 or call (912) 264-7302, ext. 6215. For those who missed an article, all my commentaries can be found at http://www.culvercityobserver.com by placing Rubenstein in the website’s search box.