What a Week
What a Week
Mayor Jerry Abramson formally launched his campaign for reelection (campaign slogan: â€œWhat part of â€˜Mayor For Lifeâ€™ donâ€™t you understand?â€). Although the mayor refused to discuss his plans beyond this yearâ€™s elections, rumors have been widely circulating that he plans to eventually run for Mayor For Afterlife as well.
Anita Johnson, a worker at an Adair County juvie center, was acquitted of having sexual contact with one of the centerâ€™s boys, despite the fact that her name really, truly is Anita Johnson.
Speaking of humorous names, Charles Boney, the stonily staring half of the alleged comedy/murder team Camm-Boney, announced plans to legally change his surname to Erectile (pronounced â€œErecti-LAYâ€). OK, thatâ€™s not true, but he was convicted of three counts of murder and faces life in prison without paro-LAY.
Piece oâ€™ asphalt
When What a Week wrote in December about local plans to pave the Ohio River, we didnâ€™t expect it to get under way so fast. But last week a barge carrying 19,000 barrels of asphalt got the paving project started by dumping part of its cargo into the river. Before you know it, itâ€™ll be easier than ever to drive your Durango over to that big bass-fishing store to pick up some night crawlers.
This is a stickup
The former president of the Frazier Historical Shootinâ€™ and Stabbinâ€™ Museum was charged with defrauding the arms shrine out of $1.75 million by overcharging for weapons, including ones formerly owned by con-artist Buffalo Bill and notable cross dresser J. Edgar Hoover. Federal agents arrested Michael K. Salisbury and his wife and charged them with multiple felonies, but admitted, â€œYa gotta admire the cojones on a guy whoâ€™d steal from an outfit that has more ways to kill you than a Texan Sunday-school teacher.â€ (And a note to Doug Proffitt: Learn the difference between Owsley Brown and Owsley FRAZIER.)
By jim welp