Niagara Gazette — • Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, D-Bronx, charged with accepting bribes to introduce legislation to pave the way for an adult day-care center in his district and to virtually cash-in on his influence as a legislator.
• Former Assemblyman Nelson Castro, D-Bronx, a government mole who admitted to wearing a wire for nearly four years as part of a sting operation to trap Stevenson and whistle blow on others. He had been indicted in 2008 for making false statements about the large number of people who registered to vote from his Bronx apartment.
• Suddenly a lot of lawmakers are now wondering what, if anything, they might have said to Castro in the past few years. It could come back to bite them. One reporter said, "Those people are probably sweating bullets."
Finally, people are sick and tired of hearing that the state lawmakers have consecutively passed three on-time budgets. So what! Isn't that their job?
Meanwhile, what about all the criminal matters?
OFF THE PRESS: "Little Glimmers of Light," by the Rev. Elton Rengstorf (Outskirts Press, 146 pages, paperback, $14.95) is a collection of true stories that the minister says is to entertain, inform and enlighten the readers' path.
Rengstore, a retired Lutheran pastor and former missionary, grew up in rural communities in Kansas and Iowa, before assuming his ministry work in the Philippine Islands for 13 years. Returning to the U.S., he served as director of the Lutheran Camp at Angola on Lake Erie and as a pastor in Buffalo and Colden, N.Y., before serving six years at the Escarpment Lutheran Church, Lewiston.
A FILM CRITIC: Overheard at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 12: "Why should people go out any night to see a bad movie when they can stay home and watch bad television? — a disgruntled person exiting the theater at Builders Way, off Buffalo Avenue.Contact Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.