We could swear we've seen some of these people around here before.
So it's Groundhog Day. This whole week felt like Groundhog Day. Day after day we seemed to be seeing the same people over and over. Maybe our minds were playing tricks on us. Or maybe not. Just look, on Friday we had one of the lawyers representing Drew Peterson in court trying to get former Peterson lawyer Joel Brodsky to give up his financial records. Peterson and Brodsky have been haunting the courthouse for years now. Peterson has been found guilty of murder, and Brodsky no longer represents the convicted wife-killer, but it doesn't look like they've really gone away. And Margarita Hernandez, who faces charges she set up a sex date with a teenage boy, was in court not once, but twice last week. The first time, her trial was scheduled …
On this anniversary of the big blizzard of 2011, we're seeing warm weather and Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. But Woodstock Willie, bless him, does not. So it's winter in Gobbler's Knob and party time in our neck of the woods.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Rick Nagel
Thursday, February 2, 2012
This just in: Woodstock Willie rules! Yes, our Woodstock champion says we're done with winter, while the "famous" Punxsutawney Phil says it's six more weeks. I'm willing to say, as my daughter Tricia sometimes does, "We win." Yes, the next time you think about calling it "dense fog," try picking a kinder adjective, because that's what kept Willie from seeing his shadow this morning, Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, in beautiful downtown Woodstock. Phil, meanwhile, saw his shadow, read some bad poetry and proclaimed that the reports of winter's demise are greatly exaggerated. "Many shadows do I see, six more weeks of winter it must be," says the guy in that funny hat in the YouTube video attached here. And while PP says we'll see six more weeks, I'm …