On the Street: Wrong answer, dancing stars, dialing it in

Posted: Feb. 9, 2013 8:56 pm Updated: Mar. 10, 2013 1:15 am

GOOD ANSWER: Adams County Circuit Court Judge Scott Walden routinely asks defendants at the end of his sentencing hearings what they're planning to do after the hearing is over. Most of the time he gets the answer that he's looking for -- things like working on a GED, getting into a treatment program or meeting with their parole officer. Last week, Walden got a very different answer from a defendant who had just spent considerable time in the Adams County Jail but was going to be freed that day. "I'm going to spend some time with my wife," the defendant said with a big grin. His answer drew laughter in the courtroom, including a good laugh from Walden. After quickly figuring out that it wasn't the answer Walden was looking for, the defendant said he was going to meet with his parole officer first.


n AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD: During the new business portion of the Quincy City Council meeting last week, Alderman Kyle Moore, R-3, congratulated Cornerstone on its third "Dancing with Local Stars" fundraiser. He also congratulated Alderman Terri Heinecke, R-7, on her dance with former Quincy Mayor C. David Nuessen. The couple danced to Dean Martin's "Ain't That a Kick in the Head." Heinecke looked down and just shook her head.


n DEDICATION: Just because John Wood Community College Board of Trustees Larry Fischer and Gary Carter were out of town (at different sites) last Thursday at the time of the board's monthly meeting did not mean they could not take part. Both Fischer and Carter were patched through to the meeting via long distance and speakerphone and were able to take part. Both were able to contribute their thoughts during the course of the evening following a few minor problems at the outset. Both are expected to take part -- in person -- at the March 20 board meeting.


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