Congratulations to Mr. Noyes, he is certainly to be commended.
February 14, 2010 at 4 p.m.
Saving money one place can cause increase spending somewhere else so the priority is not what is “nonessential” but what will have the least overall affect. The Police Chief has said that if Park & Recreation is cut or eliminated then that will force him to spend more in crime prevention efforts across the city. Every predictable outcome must be examined to understand the net effect. If the real priority is saving money, its time for a zero based budget with all such multipliers examined.
February 14, 2010 at 3:54 p.m.
People read into things whatever they want! Don’t miss the point that a conversation from an outsider about where the Bishop lives and what kind of car he drives pails in significance to the voices of those who travelled from all over this country as well as others who knew the man. It’s not about the numbers; my point was that not knowing anything about the situation, I would be a fool to discount so many in favor on one that has no knowledge, just an opinion. I have no doubt the Bishop’s funeral expenses were paid just like everyone else’s otherwise that would be another part of the story.
February 13, 2010 at 10:44 p.m.
Are you kidding me? That's all you have to do is keep at least one eye open when you read something. The first paragraph says, "A judge has jailed a former Poland Avenue bar owner until further notice for arriving at court wearing blue jeans in violation of the judge’s previous command."
The judge had warned him about his dress in court and he intentionally disobeyed!!!!
February 13, 2010 at 10:30 p.m.
The great upstanding white men of Canfield are busy taking advantage of youth, why should anybody honor Bishop Wagner, after all look at the car he is driving.
February 12, 2010 at 8 p.m.
It just does not make sense to me that there are people who would ignore the witness of 4000+ people who came out in a snow storm from 3 continents to honor and pay respect to this Man of God. Regardless of what kind of car he drove, despite where he lived, it is hard to deny this great crowd. There is no one that you can name regionally, Jim Traficant, Tim Ryan…, or for that matter state wide or even nationally that was not in a high profile office, that would command that type of respect. And you want to know if anyone is upset because there were poor people who lived down the street from his church……..Please, how foolish!!!!
February 12, 2010 at 7:49 p.m.
Perhaps I am missing something! Why are there so many people focused on a man being sent to jail because he wore jeans when that is not what happen. This guy is in jail, not because the judge thinks he is God, or because he wore jeans but he is in jail because he thought that he did not have to listen of follow the judge's instruction. He didn’t get a phone call that said, “hey we need you to get to the court ASAP, how soon can you make it”. No, he got up that morning fully aware of his earlier encounter with the judge and intentionally went into court knowing that he was not in compliance with the judge’s wishes and thought he could talk his way around it. He is in jail, and rightfully so, because of the attitude that he espoused and decided to act out. Perhaps he was taking some of the drugs he was accused of trafficking but this is about his attitude. I don’t think the outcome would have been any different if the judge had previously told him not to come in court chewing gum, or with a comb in his hair. It’s not about the jeans. My father told me “if you’re in a place where you have to argue about authority then you don’t have it”. I don’t think the judge was arguing.
February 12, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.