Wall Street wants absolution for their financial transgressions. Detroit believes they're too big for repentance. Those who made personal financial decisions whether it was buying a home or going on a big toy spending spree while driven by at least several of the Seven Deadly Sins want monetary forgiveness.
When all is said and done, the Matt Browne wrongful-termination case could haunt the collective conscience of Lathrop's city officials and taxpayers for a long time. Based on preliminary figures plus other anticipated expenses, not to mention related expenses factored into the big picture, a former department head's courageous act to stand by his unwavering belief that he was unjustly terminated and denied his constitutional rights as a city employee, could end up costing the city a pretty penny - maybe even close to a million dollars.
A picture truly paints a thousand words. Yes, even ones that are the obligatory promo shots intended for scrapbooks that only family members, relatives and maybe a few friends would enjoy viewing one too many times.
Congress doesn't trust us – the average American – but they trust their Wall Street and Big Business buddies to jump start the economy. They are the same ones who gladly took part of the $700 billion bailout and then turned around and paid out $18 billion in bonuses as they posted record losses
With the new season of American Idol underway, viewers will once again rush to their televisions each week to see who can sing and who can't. Who's going to Hollywood and who's packing it up and going home. While I am somewhat interested in seeing how the program progresses each week, I am much more interested in seeing what Manteca's K-9 crime fighters are up to.
January 26, 2009|
By MONICA CANE