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Monday, October 31, 2005

Randy Kuhl to present $20million check in Lindley

Congressman John R. "Randy" Kuhl, Jr. will present a $20 million check from the federal government to State Senator George Winner and other officials, including our own Town Supervisor Harold Semple, who worked for the Route 15/I-99 conversion project here in Lindley.

The check presentation ceremony will be held tomorrow November 1st at the entrance of Kuhl Road at 10 a.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Lindley Town Hall.

Everyone in Lindley who activley worked for the completion of Route 15 is encouraged to attend. Please park your cars on Kuhl Road.

Preliminary Budget Hearing-November 10th


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: The preliminary Budget for the Town of Lindley for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2006 has been completed and a copy has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Lindley, 637 US 15 Lindley, and NY 14858. Where it is available for inspection by any interested person during regular Business hours:
Mon. 9am-1pm, Tues. 9am-1pm/7pm-9pm Thurs.& Fri. 1pm-5pm Sat. 9am-12 pm (noon).

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that a Public Hearing on the Preliminary Budget will be held on Thursday November 10th, 2005 at 7:00 PM at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 US 15 Lindley, NY. Any person may be heard in favor or against said Budget at this time. Pursuant to section 108 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of the Following Town Officers is hereby specified as follows:

Town Supervisor: $5100.00
Director of Finance (Bookkeeper): $7500.00
Councilmen (4) $4800.00
Town Clerk: $7000.00
Tax Collector: $1836.00
Town Justice: $5733.00
Supt. of Highway: $31,660.00
Assessor (chairmen) $3060.00
Assessor (2) $4488.00
Budget Officer $450.00
L-P Fire Dept. Contract $30,800.00

By Order of the Town Board:
Diana L. Hill, Lindley Town Clerk

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Trick or Treat Monday Night

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

There was some confusion when Halloweeners should go Trick or Treating in Lindley. Official word is Monday Night.

Be safe and have fun.

P.S. This goes out to Marc S.

"Halloween IS October 31st"...hee hee hee. Dee

Happy Halloween Everybody!

Tony Vickio-Lap 26

die hard
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Experiences of "The World Famous"
by: Tony Vickio

Painting at the Famous Race Tracks

Lap: 26: Under Attack

We work into the night. No food, no beer, no nothing except work! Thank God the weather is good and track's painting crew is doing the "white" on the concrete retaining walls, or we would not be able to finish in time (by race time 10:00am Sunday morning). The repair painting is going great. One reason is, there is no need for doing any new layouts, as the logos are already there, just damaged. Larry and I sail right along doing the new outlines and Steve follows us filling in the color. We are moving FAST!! The track maintenance crew brings out a light plant. This is a great help. A Light Plant is a gas powered generator that is on two wheels and towed behind a truck. There is a "mast" that is tilted straight up when the plant is stationary that has a cluster of 4 very high output lights on it. Once the mast is upright, you crank a handle and the mast extends to about 20 feet. Hit the switch and in a few minutes (takes time for the Mercury Vapor lights to warm up) and it's "daylight"! They even leave a man with it to move it along as we go. It is really late and the Dew is starting to come out! I learned years ago while doing grass signs, when the dew comes out......STOP! The dew here is like a rain storm just went through! I tell the guys, "We aren’t going to get done tonight, so let’s pack up and go back to the shop".

Back at the shop we reload the Gator with everything we will need in the morning. Our plan is to be here before sun-up and get moving on the remaining repairs. I figure a good two hours and we will be finished. We head to the Motel and some well deserved food and sleep.

It is Race Day! I have been to race tracks this early on Race Day before, but NEVER to work on doing repairs on Race day! This is "pressure" at its best, or should I say worst! Race Day is different. You can honestly "feel" race day! The security is different (more intense), the fans are different, the Emergency Crews are on track making their tours and checking everything, Jet Blowers are running, Pre-Race ceremonies will be starting to form and the fans will be streaming in. The whole place is a "buzz"! A city of 180,000 coming to life right before your eyes!

Yet here we are, just getting light, and we are climbing the "high Banks" to finish the repairs. For now, the city is Dead Quiet! Not many people awake yet from partying the night before. Up on top of the banking we look around at the Infield. Just light enough to see, the mass of Motor Homes and Tents look like a shaggy carpet. There is a light haze drifting over the infield. It is smoke from all the, now cold, campfires that burned themselves out hours ago. I tell Steve, "Some of those bastards won't even see the race after partying all night"! We quietly start to work. We are going faster than I thought. One more logo to fix and it's only 7:30. We walk up the banking in Turn 2 and stand there for a minute to catch our breath. Without looking around at the campers, I know that some of them are now can you tell? I can smell the Bacon cooking! Oh man does that make me hungry. The Alabama sun is peeking over Cheaha Mountain, the clean smelling air and the wisps of fresh, frying bacon floating through the air. Man! This is good!! I tell the guys, "One more hour and we can eat"! Steve says, "I can't wait an hour!" I say back, "paint faster and it won't be an hour". He looks at me with a "growling type" frown, like a skinny, scroungy old mutt that just had its bone taken away.

Almost done! Pick up a few things while Steve finishes some color fills, we are home free. Am I relieved it went so well. Working on Race Day is not the best thing! I am bending over picking up my matt, a padded thing I had made to kneel on, when I hear this hissing sound, then a loud "SPLAT"! I look around and say out loud, "What the hell was that"? Lar looks over and says, "What"! I say, "Take that stupid pipe out of your mouth so you can hear something"! There it is again! I look over at Larry and he's looking around to see what that was. Steve didn't even hear it. This time something hit the Catch Fence about 12 feet up. I looked up just in time to see the water flying straight through the fence, like spray from a garden hose. We are under a "water balloon" attack! I holler to Steve and Larry, "Those assholes are shooting water balloons! Try to see where they are coming from". Larry and Steve jump up and start looking off into the campers to try and see the balloons coming in. We are up on the Banking in Turn 2. The campers are at least 200 to 300 yards across the track from us, so we know they must be using (illegal) Giant Slingshots! These slingshots work this way: Two guys, standing about two feet apart, each hold the end of a Surgical Tube (these tubes have a huge stretch rate). The third man grabs the center of the tube, which has a pocket made to hold the water balloon, loads a water balloon in the pocket and grabs the tube with both hands and walks backwards, back, and back, and back, maybe 10 to 15 feet, until the tube is at it's maximum "stretch", aims, and lets go! Some of the things can shoot 1,000 feet! If you get hit, it will hurt! We are under a merciless, unrelenting attack. Time to call for "backup"!

I had my binoculars with me, but before I try to find these idiots, I get on my Track Radio and call Security. "Security, this is 90 (my radio #), we are painting on the track in Turn 2 on the banking and we are under a water balloon attack. Can you get someone out here? They are getting close!” I say into the radio. A woman quickly comes on the radio, "Security. 90, can you see where they are coming from?" SPLAT!, another one hits the track, just off to our left. "Christ, here comes another one! Those %***ers", Steve hollers. Searching with my binoculars, I find the "launch site". I call back and say, "I found them; they are in the campground inside Turn 2, between two motor homes". The woman at the Security Headquarters comes back on the radio and says something to me that struck me as, "this can't be happening!" She says, "We have a helicopter in the air watching traffic, I will direct him to your area and when he is over the shooters, tell me and I will tell him to hover over the site. Our Troopers will have a reference and we will get them. Keep them in site if the move". I am laughing out loud and I say, Holly s**t, you guys won't believe what's happening". I tell them with the dispatcher said, and just then, we hear the chopper. "Hope he's got some "Hellfire missiles", I think out loud. We look up and see the helicopter waiting for me to tell the dispatcher instructions. I look at the shooters and here comes another balloon. SPLAT, on the track about 20 feet away! The shooters are too busy shooting to pay any attention to the chopper; which is hovering over them about 100 feet up. Chopper noise at a track on race day is common. There are Police, TV and Medical choppers in the air all the time, and besides, these guys are still drunk! I watch them as they stagger around, bumping into each other, trying to load a new balloon. I tell Security to tell the chopper he is over them. As he is hovering, another balloon comes in. Sooner or later, they will get a "lucky" shot and hit one of us. I look through the binoculars and there are three Troopers running through the crowd, not 50 feet from the shooters. I tell the dispatcher to tell them to go two rows to their right and they are between a blue motor home with an awning and a yellow one. The Troopers are running now. Some of their buddies, who are gathered around the guys shooting, cheering with every shot, holler at them to run but it is too late. I watch as they are cuffed and taken away. One of the Troopers looks my way and waves. I call Security and thank everyone.

I stand up by the Catch Fence and say, "Holly s**t, I can't believe what just happened! It was like a war movie and we were under a Mortar attack and we brought in Air Cover, and the "ground troops" attacked and got'em! Sign Painters, water balloons, Troopers and choppers! Only at Talladega"! I look up at the chopper and with both arms stretched out, wave my hands around. He hovers a second and then banks over to the left and flies away. We were just in a "war"! I look back at the chopper flying away and think, "He must have been a "NAM" pilot"!

We finish up and "high five" each other as we walk down the banking. It is only 9am and now let's eat and get ready to watch the race. As we walk down the banking we are stunned! We are actually hearing cheers from the infield campers! I give a wave, we get in the Gator, loaded with wet brushes, empty paint cans and thinner rags and away we go, down the back straight to the crossing gate by Turn 3. As we are driving down the back straight, I say to Steve, "just think, in a couple of hours Dale Earnhardt will be driving right in our tracks"! Steve eyes are glazed over and with a look of pure awe he says, "holy %***!" We are now in the "war room" at the maintenance office talking with Mike (general manager) and the rest of the crew about the latest adventure. They are all laughing as they all had Radios and were listening to the whole thing! Mike says, "if you'd worked harder last night, you wouldn’t have got in that mess!" I look at him and say, "You nut, where's the coffee.”

We ended up watching the race from the top of the new Allison Grandstands, way up on top, where the "spotters" are standing......what a view!! The race was great and we were ready to head home on Monday.

On the way home, all we could do was talk. I think that Steve, Larry and I had one of the best trips to Talladega I have ever had. Yea, we worked our asses off, but it only added to the "adventure". Larry has said the same thing. I try to describe things that happen on these "adventures", but there is no description as to actually being there with some good old buddies! Man, that trip was fun!

Lap 27: Flying High

Saturday, October 29, 2005

DEC "Doe Permit" Correction


In this morning’s Leader, (Saturday) I read that DEC is going to be issuing Archery Permits. It was supposed to read "Doe Permits".

The corrected announcement from The Leader:

“DEC acting commissioner Denise M. Sheehan today announced that approximately 19,000 Deer Management Permits (DMP) will be issued to hunters who were previously denied permits earlier this year during the DMP Instant Lottery. DEC randomly selected among applicants who were previously denied. DEC has completed the random selection and has begun to mail permits. About 8% of the hunters previously denied will receive a permit through this process. Applicants from the following WUMs were in this selections process:

3C, 3J,3M,4A,4C,4F,4G,4H,4L,4M,4S,5R,6A,6C,6K,6P,6S,

8S,8T,8W,8X,8Y,9J,9P,9R,9S,9T AND 9X. Hunters not selected for a DMP will not receive a mailing from DEC. Agents may receive inquires from the hunters as to whether or not they will be receiving one of these DMP’s. They should be encouraged to wait and see if they receive one in the mail, but any agents can look at customer’s DMP history screen to see if they were selected for a DMP during this process. The letters IBP will be in the description box and then it will state whether the customer was “Selected” or “Not Selected” for one of these DMPs under Draw results. If selected, they should receive their permits within two weeks.

First Come- First Serve for Doe Permits is Tuesday November 1st at any local Agency.”

Now you have the correct information.

Diana L. Hill
Lindley Town Clerk

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Opening On Planning Board

The Town of Lindley is accepting applications for an opening on the Lindley Planning Board.

Those who are interested in becoming a member of the Planning Board are asked to send a letter of interest to the Attention of the Lindley Town Clerk, PO Box 62, Lindley, NY 14858 or drop them off at the Town Hall. The deadline for the application is November 30, 2005.

Dated: October 24, 2005
Diana L. Hill
Lindley Town Clerk

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The boys
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Today, dark and dreary as it was, Town Officials and Highway Crew signified the end of a long project with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The salt shed's up and running and the Equipment Building stands ready to house the many pieces of equipment that Lindley citizens depend on to get them where they're going. Everyone involved with these two projects deserves a big thank you.

Thank you.

Click on photo to go to Sallyann's photostream for more pictures.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Zoning Law-Public Hearing

Public Hearing
Zoning Law
Fee Schedule Revisions
Notice is hereby given that the following Public Hearing will be held on NOVEMBER 1, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Lindley Town Hall, Route 15 Linddley, NY for the purpose of considering revisions to the Zoning Law as required by Section 239 of NYS General Municipal Law. The Public Hearing will also consider revisions to the Fee Schedule.
All interested persons are requested to attend. Copies of the Zoning Law and Fee Schedule proposals are available at the Town Hall.
By order of the Town Board
Diana L. Hill
Town Clerk

Where's the Truth?

Note from Sallyann: These are the last paragraphs in Stephen Hayes story on the CIA leaks witch hunt. If this is an indictment on Whitehouse ethics, where is Joe Wilson's ethics? In a few days special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will issue indictments. You need to know the truth in this matter because it will rip this nation apart. Start here.

ON JULY 22, 2005, the New York Times published a lengthy, front-page article detailing the work of two senior Bush administration officials, Karl Rove and Scooter Libby, on the Niger-uranium story. A seemingly exhaustive timeline ran alongside the piece. In 19 bullet points, the Times provided its readers in considerable detail with what it regarded as the highlights of the story. The timeline traces events from the initial request for more information on the alleged Iraqi inquiries in Africa to Joseph Wilson's trip to Niger; from the now-famous "16 words" in President Bush's 2003 State of the Union to the details of White House telephone logs; from Bush administration claims that Karl Rove was not involved in the leak to the naming of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, and on from there to the dates that White House officials testified before the grand jury.

As I say, seemingly exhaustive. But there is one curious omission: July 7, 2004. On that date, the bipartisan Senate Select Intelligence Committee released a 511-page report on the intelligence that served as the foundation for the Bush administration's case for war in Iraq. The Senate report includes a 48-page section on Wilson that demonstrates, in painstaking detail, that virtually everything Joseph Wilson said publicly about his trip, from its origins to his conclusions, was false.

This is not a minor detail. The Senate report, which served as the source for much of the chronology in this article, is the definitive study of the events leading up to the compromising of Valerie Plame. The committee staff, both Democrats and Republicans, read all of the intelligence. They saw all of the documents. They interviewed all of the characters. And every member of the committee from both parties signed the report.

It is certainly the case that the media narrative is much more sensational than the Senate report. A story about malfeasance is perhaps more interesting than a story about incompetence. A story about deliberate White House deception is perhaps more interesting than a story about bureaucratic miscommunication. A story about retaliation is perhaps more interesting than a story about clarification.

But sometimes the boring stories have an additional virtue. They're true.

Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

In case you didn't read Hayes complete story, click on the headline "Where's the Truth?"

Monday, October 24, 2005

Vote For the Transportation Bond Act. Nov. 8th

Read the story about the Transportation Bond Act in today's Leader.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Planning Board Minutes-October


The regular meeting of the Lindley Town Planning Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson, Mary Lentzen. Members present included Earl Titus, Gerry Gross, Mark Swan, Jim White and Manley Davis. The CEO, David Fuller, and 2 visitors were also present.

Minutes of the September meeting were read. A Motion by Gerry to accept the Minutes as read was seconded by Jim and passed unanimously.

The CEO asked if the Town had any regulations concerning set backs for a leach field? Harley Reynolds is requesting information on set backs for a leach field. Mary stated there is nothing in the Zoning Laws. David is telling residents 10 feet but has nothing to back up his statement. Also, Ben Jolly on Glick Rd. asked to place a sign for a business in his yard but the business is elsewhere. Mary stated off premises signs are not allowed.

As there was no further business, Earl made a Motion the meeting be adjourned, Gerry seconded and the Motion carried unanimously at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

Town Board Meeting-October


Board Members Present: Harold Semple - Town Supervisor
Paul Stermer – Councilman
Gerry Simcoe – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Jake Gross – Councilman
Dick Johnson – Highway Supt.
David Fuller- Code Enforcement
Diana L. Hill - Lindley Town Clerk
Attached Attendance List

It was brought to Harold’s attention that he doesn’t let the Town Board speak during the monthly meetings.
Paul Mortzheim-never felt they were not allowed to speak.


Paul S-yes, Jake-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes CARRIED

A Motion to accept the Minutes (With Corrections) from the (Zoning Law Review) Public Hearing on September 27, 2005.
Paul S-yes, Jake-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes CARRIED

*Mary Lentzen: Jennifer Fias made some changes to the Zoning Review. The committee will meet again, and work on the changes. Will have another Public Hearing, on the new corrections, on November 1st, 2005 at 7:00pm at Lindley Town Hall.
Will have the corrections ready for the Town Clerk’s office, so public can review.


Bill Canfield: ask the Town Board to endorse the Resolution for the Transportation Bond Act 2005. This will be voted on, in the November 8th, 2005 election. With this Transportation Bond Act Passed, the I-99 (Route 15) will complete in a timely manner.

One correction to the Resolution:
Whereas: the Town of Lindley will benefit from the separation of local traffic from Interstate traffic, will provide safety and reduce fatalities, improved health and welfare of the Town of Lindley Residents.
(Copy of resolution on file in clerk’s office).

Motion to accept the Resolution: (Transportation Bond Act 2005)
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-No CARRIED

Sheriff Deputy Swan: Stopped by to check with the Town Board on concerns.
Jake Gross: Does the County Patrol, Tannery Crk. (yes) the County patrols River Rd. & Tannery Crk.
Dick Johnson: asked if they can control the speed on the dirt roads in Lindley? They are trying.
Dick Pierce: asked about County Route 116, can he report that there are safety issues in that road. (Yes they can report that to the county, and they do report problem spots)


It is noted that a monthly report was received from the Town Supervisor, & Town Clerk & Highway Dept. & Code Enforcement for the month of September 2005, they are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office.


Dave Fuller-Code Enforcement Officer: September was a slow month for permits.
Mickey Heffner is cleaning up, still have to deal with the house on the Lindley Side.
Gerry Simcoe-asked about the three junk cars behind the house.

Paul Mortzheim: asked Dave concerning 911 signs & posting them.
Dave can issue tickets to people if the signs are not posted on the property, or on the houses.
He is working with people on this matter.

Gerry Gross: Asked Dick if he had an computer at the Town Shed’s
Dick said yes, but it doesn’t work at all.

Kitty Pierce-Town Historian: Are wind mills in the new Zoning Review Laws? They are coming to the area.

Harold: Dick received the amount for Chips ($70,500.00)

Dick received a check to the Highway Dept. from The Mill, in the amount $100.00. Dick checked into this matter. Must take the check back to Lorraine (the Mill). The new check will be made out to Dick Johnson, for the Shop Fund. She wanted to give the money, to the Highway Shop Fund.


Dick Johnson-Highway Supt: Howard Mcfall needs his CDL to work for the Town, which is in the Union Contract, he has his CDL permit, the road test date is Nov 8th, Could Howie start now?
Jake Gross- is there work to do, for Howie?
Gerry Simcoe: Must follow what the Union Contract says.
Harold: Dick must talk to Kent and have Kent call the Union Rep. John Fairwell
Dick call the License Bureau and explain, you need a closer date, for the road test.

Jake Gross: presented money spent on the Pole Building as of 10/11/2005. (Attached to minutes)
Jake asked about completing the cold patch pad in front of the new building.
Paul M-ok to the pad
Paul S-ok to complete the pad
Motion to authorize Jake Gross to go ahead and complete the pad with cold patch.
Motioned by: Paul Mortzhiem 2nd by: Paul Stermer
Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED

Need price for Door Closers-for the regular doors on the new building
Motion to authorize Jake Gross to purchase the Door Closers
Motioned by: Paul Stermer 2nd by: Paul Mortzheim
Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Jake-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED

Paul Mortzheim: would like everyone to know Jake Gross is under budget at this point, with the Storage building project.
Harold: would like to Thank Jake Gross for overseeing the project of the Pole Storage Building & the Salt Building. He is doing a great job.
Jake Gross: I don’t want to accept all the credit, as this project was already in the plans, when I started on this project.
Jake Gross: the new 911 address for the new building is 1313 River Road.
Jake Gross: also asked to have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony- will ask Sally Orr to cover the story, and contact the Leader. The schedule for the Ribbon Cutting is Wed. October 26th, 2005 at 1:15pm.

Tearing down the old building: must leave a cover over the Gas Pumps, (which will be the only part left of the building.)

Gerry Simcoe: the main shop Roof-is there a problem with it?
Dick we will get some screws to fix the roof and also tar over the holes.
*Need to get the place cleaned up around the shop and the old shop.

Jake asked about having Mark Swan do the electric work on the Pole Building:
A Motion to have Mark Swan, to install the electric to the Pole barn, we purchase the material, or him purchase the material, as long as the cost does not exceed $4999.00.
Motioned By: Paul Mortzheim 2nd by Paul Stermer
Jake-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED

Motion to pay Bills:
General: Abstract # 10 276-333 $51,057.45 Highway: Abstract# 10 141-160 $35,885.44

Motioned by: Jake Gross 2nd by Paul Mortzheim
Jake-yes, Paul M-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED

Budget workshop scheduled for Tuesday October 18th, 7:00pm

Audit the Town Justice’s books at next’s month meeting.

Next Town Board meeting is scheduled for November 15th, 2005 at 7:00pm (as November 8th is election night).

Harold recommended that Dick buy nothing for the new building, until the new building is finish, so things aren’t bought in double.

Expected opening on the planning board:
Put ad in the leader and Addison Post: for the position on the Planning Board.

Motion for Adjournment
Motioned by: Paul S 2nd by Paul M
Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes, Jake-yes, Paul S-yes CARRIED

Respectfully submitted,
Diana L. Hill
Lindley Town Clerk

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Several supporters have called and requested “Vote for Sally Orr” campaign signs for their yards. Although honored they want to publicly support my candidacy, I have politely refused their requests. The signs I am placing around town will be posted at the entrances of all side roads or otherwise on neutral ground just as I did during the Republican Primary. The only “in yard” signs will appear in my son’s yard, at Kathy and Rich Biggio’s place, Ruth Orr’s and at Ken McKillips because Ken is the Lindley representative for the County Republican Committee.

Peeping Tom Prowling Around

Heard a bit of news today that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. It appears we have a bona fide peeping Tom in town. For obvious reasons I'm going to leave the details of the Peeping Tom episode to the "grapevine". But be on "high alert". I'm going to pull the curtains, bring the dogs inside and sleep with my shotgun. Let's kick this "neighborhood watch" thing into action. Can't think of anything more offensive.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Road to Impeachment

Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

For all you political junkies out there who’ve been following the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson/Karl Rove and Scooter Libby witch hunt and especially those who haven’t been, loosen up and take notice of what’s going on: We have a potential “political crisis” on our hands . The Left is using the grand jury investigation into the alleged leaking of Valerie Plame’s name by White House officials, Karl Rove and Scooter Libby to set up a “legal path” to “criminally charge and impeach” George Bush and members of his administration for allegedly misleading the US into the war in Iraq.

You think I’m overreacting? I am not! I’ve been following this story from the beginning and watched how the Liberal Main Stream Media has twisted the facts to the point where I can’t recognize them anymore. To say that I am furious would be an understatement! I’m all for getting to the “truth” of any matter, but the media spin job on the Plame case is by far the most “unethical” bias agenda I’ve witnessed in 30 years. There “was” a break-in and a cover-up with Watergate. No crime has been committed by any member of the Bush administration in the Plame case. But there is a criminal act in process right now, and it’s being perpetrated against the American people by the Liberal Main Stream Media in the worst case of brainwashing through “headlines and biased political commentary on TV news shows” in the history of our country. CNN pushed the “racist angle” of Katrina. I watched Wolf Blitzer ONE DAY after the hurricane raise the issue of racism in his coverage and commentary that took off like a rocket across the country. While all the other Liberal MSM outlets are “lying/spinning as well” about the Plame case, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on his “Hardball” show has been the lead distributor of misinformation. For over two weeks now, Matthews has been talking about the Plame case to the exclusion of all other news, to push his anti-war impeach Bush agenda. Normally, Matthews is on MSNBC just for the duration of his one hour show Hardball, but this week he’s been on in the mornings, in the afternoons and airing Hardball “twice” in one day pushing lies about the Plame case.

If you don’t believe the Left Wing Media is out to get the Bush Administration you are sadly mistaken. I’ve raised this issue on the blog to shake both my Republican and Democrat readers awake. Whether you are for the war in Iraq or against it is not the issue. The Liberal Main Stream Media is brainwashing you to conform to their anti-war anti-Bush agenda. They want Bush impeached for going to war in Iraq and they are going to use the Plame case to create a “legal path” in the courts to make it happen. It is the relentless act of Liberal media brainwashing and legislating through the courts that should make you stand up and shout “I’m not going to take it anymore!” because it tears at the very fabric of our democratic process. The Liberal Media makes sure you don’t get the “whole truth”, just their message and this is profoundly unethical. Liberals use the courts to legislate their policies because they can’t get them passed through the Legislative Branch of our government. This is the epitome of arrogance and foul play.

The Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will either indict Karl Rove or throw the case out sometime this week. If Karl Rove is indicted, Katie bar the door, because the legal path to impeach Bush will be set into motion. Will the Left be successful? I can’t answer that. All I know is they have the upper hand at this moment. In an effort to provide a “balanced impeachable account” of the Plame case, click on the headline "The Road to Impeachment" to read Stephen Hayes rather lengthy article (12 pages) on the chain of events that gave rise to a grand jury investigation. I’ll admit the case is very complicated for those who haven’t had the time to follow it as intensely as I have, but we as a nation are on the verge of being torn apart in war time for political gain and you must understand the politics involved.

To back up what I've been saying click here and go to Chris Matthews Hardball site

Tony Vickio-Lap 25

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Experiences of "The World Famous"
by: Tony Vickio

Painting at the Famous Race Tracks

Lap: 25: How Many Hits Can We Take?

We are painting Retaining Wall logos all week! At last count, there are about 33 logos on the walls. This includes the walls on the inside of the track, on the backstraight and at Pit In and Pit Out. I remember when I first went to Talladega, there were three wall paintings. They were all simply "Talledega". Now, how things have changed! TV time is "BIG MONEY", and retaining walls are almost impossible to hide from TV. If you notice, while watching a race, the camera shots are sometimes so close to the cars that you miss what's going on in the rest of the field. That's because the network shooting the race does not want to let billboards or other signs that are not paying for TV agreements, get any "free" air time. This is a "big deal” and it's big money! I have sat in meetings with sponsors, Ad companies and track personnel, going over tape after tape of past races to pick a location, where the cameras can't avoid shooting, to place a wall logo or sign. When you see a sign or retaining wall lettering at a race track, it just didn't happen to be placed there, much work and thought went into choosing the location. Pricing also varies, for the sponsors, with a "TV accessible" location.

It's early in the morning, the sun is just showing over the distant mountain range, and we are standing on the front straight, drinking coffee and talking about today’s work schedule. I decide to do the "" logos first. There are three locations. We want to get these big logos done, so we decide to work into the night. We ended up using the truck and the Gator Headlights to finish the lettering! In the future, on the "request" sheet I send to a Race Track, before I go there, I always have a Light Plant on it. You never know when you will have to work at night to get things done! Pit In, Pit out and the inside of the backstraight are their locations they chose for the "www" logos. One good thing, they are all on the "flat". I say to Larry, "who the hell was the idiot that thought up this website? Christ almighty, why didn't they just make it www.talladegasuperspeedaylocatedintalladegaalabamajustoffof

routei20betweenalanta ?" Why not ""? Oh well, we just kept painting! We can't believe how these walls are filling up. It looks really good. Then a thought comes to mind! Not a good thought, but a real "scary" thought that put goose bumps on the back of my neck! I say to Larry, "you know something, with all these new logos and ARCA racing this weekend, no matter where they hit, they are going to "get" a logo!" Before, there were only a few logos and the chances of somebody hitting one were slim, but now.........."holy S***!!" All of a sudden, I get this weird feeling. I tell Larry, "I think we created a MONSTER that can bite us!" Steve says, "ahh, they won't wreck." Larry says, "it's ARCA, you idiot, they even wreck on their way to the track"! "Maybe they'll all wreck into the grass and the "grass guys" will have to do all the work repairing", Steve says back. No sense worrying about it, I think to myself, we just keep painting! We worked into the night and got a ton of work done.

The next day, guess what! We get a day off! There is a scheduled test today and that means......We can't work! Recently, Larry and I have taken up "GOLF". Yup! GOLF! We are, actually, addicted to this "stupid" game! So addicted, we bring our clubs to Alabama! Steve has been playing for some time and we talked him to bringing his clubs, just in case we got the chance to play. There are some of the most beautiful courses in the country in Alabama and we were going to play on some of them! Not to far from our Motel is a Robert Trent Jones Trail course. He was a world famous Golf Course designer. The courses down here are so beautiful that at times when you are out on the course, you actually have to stop, get out of the cart and just look around. It is awesome!! There will be much more on this "golf thing" down here in later tales.

We play a round that day and decide to drive the back roads to Anniston (where our motel is) and see some of the scenery. On the way back, we look at some of the "back roads" that turn off of the "back road" we are on and I wonder, out loud, where do you think they go? Well, this starts a conversation that gets us laughing so hard that we almost had to stop the truck. Steve was laughing so hard, he couldn't drive. He kept blurting out, along with a spray of spit, "Oh my God, Oh my God"! I thought he was going to choke at one point! Never seen Larry laugh so hard either. He was laughing uncontrollably, sucking on that stupid pipe so hard, it was cherry red! I was so sick from laughing, I could not see. My eyes were teared up to the point where they were running down my cheeks. Only the cab of the truck knows what we were saying, and it will stay that way, but believe me, it was something to behold! As we sat down to eat, we all looked at each other and come to the conclusion.......we had a great day, playing golf and being away from the track and enjoying the beautiful Alabama sun!

All of our work done, we watch practice and qualifying on Friday. We take Steve to our "special spot" to watch practice. It is with the Turn 2 Rescue Crew inside Turn 2, right by the track. The view there is awesome as is the sound. It actually "HURTS" your ears! The turn is right there (5 stories tall) and you actually look up at the cars as they go by! It's hard to describe, you have to be there to get the real view.

All the maintenance guys do a pool on Friday and naturally, we get in on it. "What's the pool for, the winner of the race"? I ask? "No! you ass, this is a special pool", the guy says to me. Then everyone laughs. As he laughs, I notice he has no bottom teeth! You see, there are now about 33 logos on the retaining walls here. The pool is "how many logos will get "hit" on Saturday"! In the past the record was three. We hoped it wouldn't get broken. We have to fix them, starting Saturday afternoon, right after the race...........cuts into beer time! Fixing three will take some work, but that will be acceptable. I didn't get in the pool!

Saturday's race went badly! Wreck after wreck. I can see two hits from where I am. We get back to the Maintenance Shop for the official tally. After Mike gets back from checking the track, he stands in front of everyone and says, "A new track record". My heart sank! I thought, "oh, no! Probably going to 4 to 5 hits and that's not good." Then he might as well hit me with a sledge hammer in the head. With a smirk on his face he says, "Who had 13 in the pool, you won"! I looked at Larry, who was puffing on that "stupid" pipe, and dropped my head down. "Holy s***" I blurted out! Everyone was saying something at me at the same time. My head was spinning and I wanted to puke! I looked back at Larry, he's in the same pose, and I said, "Let’s get the hell moving! Where is Steve"! Larry looks over and says, "I dunno"!

We get the Gator loaded with all colors of paint, rollers, pad painters and thinner and take off! It reminds me of my of my past encounters as a Fireman. The whistle blows and you take off to fight fires! This time, we are fighting time. We have until about 10am Sunday morning to finish the repairs. Then........."Live TV" is on!

Steve is walking by as we speed off in the Gator and we holler, "Follow us! Meet us on the front straight!" He turns as we fly by, with a look of "where the %*** are you guys going"? I turn my head around and see him running for his truck. I think, "Man, he doesn't know what he has gotten himself into"! We buzz through the crowd, like driving through a Wal-Mart parking lot filled with orange cones. Down through the tunnel (blow the horn on the Gator. Sounds like one of those air can horns), up the other side and into the infield. The infield is nothing but a mass of traffic! We take some short cuts and end up at the gates to the track surface. I get out of the Gator, walk through the crowd and in a very "macho" way, pull out my Master Key and unlock the gate. Larry pulls the Gator through and closes the Gate and locks it. "Oh s**t", I say out loud. I gotta wait for Steve! About 10 minutes later he shows up.

We drive out "Pit In", turn left and drive onto the Tri-Oval and stop. The CARNAGE!! "The %*****g Carnage, Oh the Humanity"! I scream! We all get out and stand there looking at the Front Straight wall. Some fool hit the wall at the Tri-Oval area and "rode the wall" all the way to Turn 2! In the process he "took out" about 5 logos, leaving black tires marks across everything! We get back in the Gator and do a track inspection. We then check our paint colors and supplies and, thank God, we are in good shape. One good thing about repairing the wall is; the Track Painting Crew will be out there painting all of the White. We just have to do the colors in the logos. There are places where the car hit the wall and rode it for a quarter of a mile, leaving black rubber marks all along the way! It was all white, so we do not have to paint that!

"Well, let's get the High Banks first, while it's still light. I don't want to be up there in the dark", I say to the guys. We all get our paint, pads and rollers and like "ants", we attack the wall!

Lap 26: Under Attack!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Resident Survey from April 2000

Was rummaging through the old Lindleytown Newsletter looking for the story on the Cub Scouts to find out who they were. I didn't find the Cub Scout story, but I came across the Resident Survey results that the Comprehensive Planning Committee conducted back in 2000 to guide them in developing a Master Plan for Lindley. I think you'll find the Survey Results rather interesting...again.

Click on the headline for a readable view.

Birds Eye View, Lindley NY.

Birds Eye View, Lindley NY.
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Lindley History of the Week:

Lindley Community Church and carriage barn in middle of right side of photo.Would guess maybe taken from Fairview Cemetery.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Dorothy and Gerald Killigrew

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Hi Sally,

If you can, could you put my folks new address on the blog. They both were moved to Penn Yan Nursing Home last week. Mother fell and broke her hip two weeks ago today. Needless to say it has been a hectic two weeks. Their address is:

Gerald & Dorothy Killigrew
Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home
655 N. Liberty St.
Penn Yan, NY 14527

I am sure they would love to hear from friends in Lindley. Thanks.


Note from Sallyann: Best Wishes and a speedy recovery go out to Dorothy and a hearty hello to Gerald from their longtime friends in Lindley.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wear Red on Fridays...Support our Troops

Note from Sallyann: From an e-mail I received tonight.

OK - Everybody listen up. Stand up. Be counted. Wear your red hats, red
shoes, red shirt, red pants, anything red. Let our young men and women know
you are here for them!!!!!! Veterans - Our Nation's Most Precious National
Resource RED FRIDAYS Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red
every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called
the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for
God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized,
boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to
reflect our message or our opinions. Many Americans, like you, me and all
our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America
supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our
troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and
every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message
that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will
wear something red. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United
States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in
the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this
with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long
before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once
"silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the
media lets on. The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to
make things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers.
Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear
something red every Friday. I sent this out to everyone on my email list.

Roadwork Report-Sept.6 to Oct. 7

road construction, the hard way
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Work days: 25
Short manpower: 5 weeks; vacation one man (1 week)

Continued ditching on Mulholland Road. Hauled several loads of bank run from shop to rock job on Welty Road. Continued work on new salt building. Completed setting blocks with the help of Erwins’ excavator. Hauled I load of bank run gravel to Welty rock job as well as hauled 1 load of brush from rock job back to pit. Filled in front of mailboxes on Manley Road with modified. Completed the roof frame assembly and installed on new salt building. Completed installing canvas top on salt building. Dug grave at Fairview Cemetery. Installed new hub seal on 33v. Replaced strobe light on 99r. Finished burial at cemetery on Saturday. Completed ditching on Mulholland as well as trimming brush from roadside. Dug a ditch to bury electric service line for new building. Hauled all the tires without wheels from behind upper shed to parking lot for tire service to choose which they want for casings. 1 truck to Elmira for a load of calcium from Chemung supply. Hauled 1 load of sand from Hawbakers to shop for fill in electric ditch. Spread calcium in front of Crans on Watson and Crisses on Stoddard as well as in front of Morses on Steamtown to hold down dust where oil was torn up. Helped electrician put together conduit for electric service and filled ditch with sand then gravel. Washed 99r and 96 GMC. Helped building contractors rake, shovel, and fill with stone inside building in preparation for concrete pour. Used backhoe and dozer inside building to assist contractors with floor grade. Dozed and graded new building parking lot to lower grade then rolled for compaction. Dismounted steer tires on 33v and mounted new tires took to Harris farm to inflate then reinstalled on truck and torqued. Trailored 3 poles donated by fire dept to shop to be used for light poles. Replaced leaking oil filter on 33v. Removed mower from 301 and mounted stone rake. Dug a ditch for electric service from new building to salt shed. After electrician installed conduit covered ditch with sand then back filled. Took water truck to Presho and filled brought back to shop for contractors to use on concrete job. Continued grading on parking lot. Pushed up delivered salt into salt shed. Washed some of contractor’s concrete tools. Assisted repairman with transmission repairs on Galion grader. Pushed up salt deliver in salt shed. Graded and stone raked between oil on Welty Road. Picked up fallen headwall concrete on Welty with backhoe. Backhoe dug hole at rivers edge for water truck filling spot. Water truck loaded water at Presho then back to shop for contractors to cut concrete. Two trucks assisted Erwin hauling gravel to airport. Started working on 86 International hoist cable repairs. Completed hoist cable replacement on 86 INT. 2 truck hauled gravel for Erwin to airport until completion. Hauled 2 loads of modified from Hawbakers to shop stockpile. Replaced hydraulic line on 33v. Cleaned storm grate at bottom of Manley Road. Replaced shifter on Galion grader. Hauled 1 load of modified to Mulholland Road to rough spots, graded and raked. Completed grading and raking between oil on Ryers Creek. Worked on troubleshooting transmission problem on Galion grader. Rewelded stinger mount on cutting edge. Loosened and lubricated all stingers. Cleaned out cab of Grader. Reassembled dismantled parts from trouble shooting on grader. Repaired leaking fuel problem on J.D.301. Started grading and stone raking between oils on Watson Road. Salted newly graded areas on Watson Road. 1 truck assisted town of Erwin hauling gravel. 2 trucks assisted Erwin hauling gravel. 2 trucks assisted town of Erwin. Graded and rolled lot in front of new shop. Hauled item #4 from Hawbakers to shop for cover on new lot. Dozed and stone raked lot as well as rolled. Graded and stone raked rough spot on State Line as well as continued grading on Watson Road then salted all areas worked. Completed grading, stone raking and salting on Watson Road. Graded, stone raked and salted Town Line road. Started grading Morgan Road as well as rough spots on Anglehart and Toby Road., raked and salted. Moved sand pile at shop to allow for more grade work. Continued working on lot in front of new shop. Hauled 160 tons of item#4 from Hawbakers to Morgan Road to raise road at rough area. Graded and stone raked as well as salted. Started disassembling defective rear on 86 INT. Continued repairs to rear as well as welded up exhaust and made new battery support. Continued grading, stone raking and salting on Morgan Road. Hauled 6 loads of item#4 from Hawbakers to Morgan Road and spread with grader. Changed another flat on stone rake. Adjusted brakes on 96 GMC. Replaced defective tire on 99r with spare.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

al Zwahiri anticipates Liberal policy in Iraq

Grab yourself a beer, a cup of coffee or a Sobies and then google “Bush/Iraq or Cindy Sheehan, or Michael Moore, or or Democrats/Iraq or US drops bomb on school” to refresh your memories on how the Left perceives Bush, the US and the War on Terror. Once you’ve studied the Left’s rhetoric on the war in Iraq and its position on terrorism…cut and run because it’s just like Viet Nam and we’re in a quagmire and Bush is a War Criminal, sit back and read al Zwahiri’s (Bin Laden’s right hand man) letter to al Zarqawi, the mastermind terrorist in Iraq. Click here to read the English translation of the 13 page letter

You might note the reference to cut and run/Viet Nam and how al Zwahiri is concerned with the US hurriedly withdrawing troops from Iraq and how they must quickly fill the void. It’s as if he’s been reading the polls (60% of Americans are now against the War in Iraq) and the Democrats/Liberal’s cut and run plan for the War on Terror! Now, didn't we just know that's what was going to happen!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Possible Accident on Route 15

Traffic on the south bound lane of Route 15 is stalled. North bound vehicles are moving thru. I can't get out to check what's going on. Will report when I have something.

Second report: Sources tell me it was a head on collision between a tractor trailer and a car on Route 15 in front of the Puritan Adult Bookstore in PA. The tractor trailer was an older model with the gas tanks on the outside. The gas tank burst upon impact and spilled fuel all over the road that fire fighters were washing off to prevent an explosive fire. One individual involved in the accident was life flighted to Sayre. The southbound lane of Route 15 is still stalled. The northbound lane appears to be shut down as well at this time.

Open Thread

flag and eagle
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
The 75 comments was a record, but it took too long to scroll down to the last comment.

Here's more paper to write on.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

July 8,1935 flood Corning & Painted post

Hi Sally

History Lesson for this week
Found these old postcards of 1935 flood in Corning/ Painted Post. With all the rain-a gentle reminder of the value of the dams to the south of us.

Top photo caption reads "Corning Glass Works and Pine Street Bridge July 8,1935

This used to be called "Smoke Stack City" by Dick's Dad

Lower Photo reads July 8th Flood at Painted Post .

These are the backs of the houses on High Street as seen from the viaduct (by Craig Park)over the old DLW Railroad tracks. In the far background is the roof of the old IR Foundry. I remember hearing my father tell stories about pigs swimming across the old Hamilton Street bridge. (Now being replaced by the high altitude monsters of the new Rts. 99 and 17)
Note the bird house in foreground.

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Joel "Henry" Hinricks III

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Main Stream Media is ignoring the story swelling around the suicide of Joel Hinricks at Oklahoma University. Bloggers have been digging into the suspicious facts surrounding his terrorist style suicide. Bloggers believe where's there's smoke there's fire and there seems to be a lot of "smoke" around Hinricks that makes people believe he had connections to Al Qaeda. "The Jawa Report" is a good blog to get the details of the story as they are evolving. Click here for the Jawa Report

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Printer Jam

printer jam 2
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Bill Canfield sent these photos along to amuse us. And that they do!
Click on the photo to see another view of the little mouse that was safely freed from its predicament.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Name the Cub Scouts.....

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Zoning Law Review-Public Hearing

Zoning Law Review
Public Hearing


Harold Semple Town Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:05pm

The Committee reviewed the Zoning Draft and made changes to the following:
4.0.4 Added, unless they expire as defined in Section 4.1.5
4.1.5. Rewritten to Clarify
6.0.3 Added, However
Setbacks RE: Mining & Excavation
8.2.9. C, 5
8.2.9. C, 6
8.2.9. C, 7 Leave as is
C, 8 Changed as showed
C, 9 Changed as showed

Paul Mortzheim- questioned the recommended setbacks for blasting and processing.
Paul M- blasting at 2000’ OK, but 1000’ from property lines may be excessive. Change wording of property lines to neighboring principle buildings.
Paul M- a double row of evergreens should be planted as a natural buffer.

Density Control Schedule- shall be revised to encompass all aspects of setbacks in the Zoning Law. Mary has drawn up a schedule to include all setbacks that will be incorporated into the new law.

Religious & Quasi-Public uses side lot setback is 25’

Cluster developments- balance – (must have a green space)
Any road built must comply with the Town’s specifications and drainage.
Industrial and/or Commercial uses
50’ front 50’rear change to 50’ from 200’ side
200 side Buffer-between residents
Need to change to 50’ for sides
*Mary Lentzen will give a draft to Kent Woloson, and to Steuben County.

Over View of the Public Hearing:
General Consensus of the Lindley Town Board felt that the Zoning Review changes are acceptable, as long as the County reviews and accepts these changes
*Present the Overview Policy submitted by Paul Mortzheim to Jennifer Fais (Southern Tier Planning Development) and Greg Hefner (County Planner)
If Greg approves the inclusion of the Overview Policy then the Town Board will accept also. (Policy Attached)

Motion for Adjournment: motioned by Paul Stermer, 2nd by Paul Mortzheim
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Paul M-yes Carried

Respectfully submitted by,
Diana L. Hill
Lindley Town Clerk

Attached Attendance List

this is an audio post - click to play

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Trying to hold the river at bay

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
This is a shot of the earthen dam landowners of the 100 acre field below my house erected across the river where highwater eroded a sizable corner of their field. The dam is at its greatest height near the deepest cut of land to prevent rushing water from eroding even more soil away this winter and spring. It looks like they tapered the dam on the northern end for highwater to flow taking pressure off the upper part of the dam where the most erosion occured. Landowners seeded the earthen dam to help keep the soil from washing away. I hope they bring in rip/rap to secure the dam even more. The erosion from the river has been an ongoing problem for the landowners for the last four years.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Pumpkin Chili

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Harvest of Fall Fare

Pumpkin Chili
3 pounds Ground Beef
1 Med. Onion, Chopped
1 Cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cans (10-3/4 oz.) condensed Tomatoe soup(undiluted)
2 cans (16 ounces) Hot Chili Beans
2 bottles (12 ounces) Chili Sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
in large Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pick;drain Add remaining ingredients;stir to mix well. Add water if desired to reduce thickness.Bring to boil;reduce heat and simmer 1 hour

Front and Center--Again

These comments were buried in the September Archives where most readers don't go. But because they're politically important to the upcoming local election I wanted to post them on the front page of the blog where they're visible.

The first comment is from Paul Stermer. The thread follows.

(Paul Stermer)Anonymous said...
Maybe if someone actually had a question on where I stand on the issues instead of alot of BS.Does anyone have a question where I stand? I would answer it, but its been over three weeks and I have not recieved any calls, as far as I can tell no one has asked any political questions here, they just talk about what terrible person I am. And that is why I don't come here very often.I thought this was a contest for town Supervisor and who is most qualified, but some want to make it personal.Maybe if someone has a question on the issues they could ask it here and we (Sally and I) would try to answer it.Again if anyone has any political questions call me, leave a message and I WILL call you back. 523-8178 Paul StermerWhen you call you don't even have to leave your name just your number.
5:36 PM

Anonymous said...
Ok We all ready know how sally feels about these issues but how do you feel about Taxes-junk properties-the amount of people working on the town crew-road conditions- rt15 replacement-harmony at the town hall-all sorts of things that effect the tax payers of lindley? I am sure there are a lot more people with questions for you but as you can see calling someone on the phone has become a thing of the past. How are you going to see Lindley Into the future we need a modern thinking person to lead us how will you do this?
6:26 AM

Anonymous said...
Well everyone wants "low taxs", I want to keep taxs as low as possible but the more that people want from the Town the more the taxs will go up.Junk is a hard subject, there is junk that we all agree is junk and should be cleaned up and then there is the stuff that people "collect" and is not offensive to them but to others it is and that is something that has to be worked on, but I also think that you should have some "Rights" if you own property. Also Dave and Susie are working very hard together and making progress.The people working on the Town crew is the decision of the Road Supervisor, if he needs another person he needs to put it in his budget, and he would know better than I would if he needs four or more. The roads in Town need more gravel but it costs money (taxs) and Dick is trying to do the best he can and doing a great job.RT 15 , I can't wait for it to get done, My family and I live and work here every day, I have been to most meeting ,written letters to our leaders. This section of road is a very dangerous and the sooner its done the better.About harmony at the Town Hall why not ask the people at the Town Hall if they have any problems with me, I am fair with all.If you ask a question and I don't answer it right away its because I don't get on-line everyday. Paul Stermer
9:49 AM

Anonymous said...
Yeah for Paul Stermer. Just because he doesn't toot his own horn and make himself out to be all knowing doesn't mean he doesn't have ideas and ways to work on them. What this town doesn't need is a know it all. Paul knows how to work within a budget as all farmers must. He is quiet and not outspoken but that doesn't mean he can't think on his feet and do the right thing. If we want harmony at the town hall then we best elect Paul or there will much dissent at the hall. SOme folks think that their idea is the best and that is their opinion but when they try to foist it on others as gospel then it is entering a danger zone. Good Luck Paul.
11:32 AM

Sallyann said...
11:42 AM

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Front and Center

I brought the following comment up to the front page of the blog because the writer's observations on the effectiveness of the center-line rumble strips were interesting. I, along with the writer, want to know what other townspeople are observing on Route 15 since the center-line rumble strips were installed. .....Here's the comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sally, Not sure how many people read the Archives,but we have been observing the traffic since the rumble strips were put into place. As we travel between Presho and Lawrenceville, it is interesting to watch those cussed tractor trailers when they wander over the center lane. Doesn't take them long to get back on their own side of the highway. Watched one today-first he was over the center lane :then over onto the shoulder. Better onto the shoulder than into an on coming auto. So judging from what we are seeing, the strips are doing their job-even though it may only keeping the Tractor Trailer drivers in line. Would love to hear and see their first experience with the strips.
8:52 PM