When Joe Durek decided to run for Signal Mountain town council, he explained that he thought he would make a good member because of his “knowledge of government.” Among the experiences which helped him gain that knowledge, he said, was the fact that he previously “was a county commissioner in Orange County, Florida, where I learned how to listen to the citizens and answer their questions.” His comment came in response to one of the 15 questions on a survey emailed Aug. 15 to all town council candidates: former Mayor Bill Lusk, Councilman Dan Landrum and newcomers Durek, Rob Hensley, Dun Monroe, Susannan Murdock and Rick Saputa. All but Mr. Hensley, a leader in the defunct effort to create an independent Signal Mountain school system, responded to the inquiries. Mr. Hensley ignored the questionnaire, choosing instead to set up a Rob Hensley for Town Council facebook page. Mr. Durek’s entry into the Signal Council race this year was unexpected, since he had … [Read more...] about Durek Never Served On Orange County Board Of Commissioners In Orlando, Records Search Confirms
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U.S. Donald Trump In the aftermath of a scathing New York Times op-ed bashing Donald Trump's leadership as president, some in the West Wing suspected the anonymous article came directly from Mike Pence's office. Several White House staffers are looking "skeptically" at the vice president's office, according to a recent Times report, and remain unconvinced by the denials that have been offered by Pence and members of his staff. The first denial that Pence himself was behind the anonymous op-ed came from his chief of staff Jarrod Agen in a Twitter post on Thursday morning. "The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts," Agen argued in the post. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary … [Read more...] about Mike Pence’s Office Was Pinpointed by Several White House Officials During Search for Op-Ed Writer: Report
ERIC HARRISON, Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Published 5:30 am, Sunday, July 29, 2007 Photo: BRETT COOMER, CHRONICLE File Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Channel 13 reporter Marvin Zindler poses for a portrait on May 11, 2006, at his home in Houston. Channel 13 reporter Marvin Zindler poses for a portrait on May 11, 2006, at his home in Houston. Photo: BRETT COOMER, CHRONICLE File The loudest man on television 1 / 1 Back to Gallery This article first appeared June 4, 2006, in the Zest section of the Houston Chronicle. Marvin Zindler is shouting again. "What else is new?" you say. You don't understand: Off the air, the Loudest Man On Television can be surprisingly soft-spoken. Gracious, even. A Southern gentleman. Except when he's piqued. "You ask why they're marching?" he bellows at the dinner table, … [Read more...] about The loudest man on television
Whitney Woodworth Statesman Journal Published 3:49 p.m. UTC Jun 12, 2018 The body found near Horseshoe Lake 20 miles north of Salem in the fall of 1986 bore little clues. The man's body was both decomposed by the rain-drenched earth and mummified by the sun. He was unidentifiable beyond a handful of crudely etched tattoos. Investigators were confounded about who he was and how he died. But they were certain of one thing: He didn't end up dead near the lake of his own accord. The man's hands were bound. Marion County Detective Ralph Nicholson speculated he'd been killed elsewhere then dumped at the lake. Much of the evidence had been wiped away by the elements. The medical examiner couldn't even tell whether the man had been shot, stabbed or beaten to death. Never had Nicholson come across a murderer who'd left such a cold trail. "This is one where you have nothing," he told the Statesman Journal two weeks after the body … [Read more...] about Is a drug cartel’s serial killer behind a 32-year-old Marion County cold case?
Scooter Libby, left, chats with Dick Cheney during an event to promote Lynne Cheney's biography of James Madison in 2014. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: President Trump’s plan to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby is the latest signal to his associates that he has the power and inclination to reward those who stay loyal during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Libby was convicted of four felonies, including obstruction of justice and perjury before a grand jury, related to the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame during his time as Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff. Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. Richard Painter, who was the chief ethics lawyer in George W. Bush's White House from 2005 to 2007, tweeted: “So what’s the message here? Lie to a grand jury to protect political superiors and you will get a full pardon?” … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump’s plan to pardon ‘Scooter’ Libby sends a message to witnesses in Mueller probe