News, notes and necessities

items of interest the week of August 18, 2008

an occasional update from me, Scott Leffler

News: Everything is a little late this week. This newsletter usually comes out on Monday … and it’s two days late. The column usually comes out on Tuesday … and I just got it done this morning. I must be hard at work … or drinking too much to focus on work. Actually, I’m just trying to spend
some quality time with the fam as summer winds down.

But the column IS up … and it’s about why I think the proposed tax cap is stupid. It is, to a degree, a reply to Bob Confer’s column. He likes the tax cap plan.

This morning on Reason, I’m going to talk about Sam Hoyt’s new announcement … that he had an affair with an intern. I’ll let you know what I think of the matter … and you’re welcome to let me know by calling the show at (716) 783-9325.

Then over on the brother station, I’ll be talking with congressional candidate Alice Kryzan. She’ll be in studio in Lockport for the entire hour, answering my questions and yours. The number at WLVL is (716) 433-1433.

The Kryzan interview will re-run on WECK tomorrow.

On Friday, Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker will be in studio at WLVL.

Notes: Yesterday’s episode of Dialog has sparked some controversy. After I discussed the book “Montana 1948,” required readers for some 11th graders, the Union-Sun & Journal did a story about the topic. And rumor has it Channel 2 may be doing the same.

Last Tuesday’s episode of Dialog has also made the rounds, quoted heavily on local blogs. Something tells me sound bites will be used in upcoming commercials. Last Tuesday, of course, Jon Powers was my guest.