May 31st, 2005

it's a Sprout phone

Sprout was previously seen in

May 19th, 2005

Eric Doeringer makes bootlegs.

11.07.05 Tom Moody reports that Doeringer has been fingered by a “legitimate” art dealer. Also, Interference Patterns seems to have references to Mr. Doeringer in an entry on fan art, and another on Matthew Barney.

May 6th, 2005

my jesus forgives the conformity of your jesus

John Scalzi talks about [his] belief in Jesus.

May 4th, 2005

Allegations surround St. Ubaldo Festival

Despite the “storm” of controversy, I’m hoping to go this year. Please see my photos from last year’s race

05/03/2005 – By David Burger STAFF WRITER

JESSUP — While the borough’s annual St. Ubaldo Festival is usually known for its food, carnival and wine, this year’s installment is becoming known for lawsuits, court documents and whining.
With this year’s St. Ubaldo Day scheduled for May 28, the borough’s focus on the planned festivities has been diverted to a legal battle between the St. Ubaldo Society and three men accused of claiming ownership of the St. Anthony statue.

The society’s 15-member board of directors filed a civil suit in Lackawanna County Court on Friday against Peckville’s David Burak and Kyle Burak, and Archbald’s John Stambone.

The suit alleges that the three men “made claims of ownership” to the St. Anthony statue, one of three statues used in the festival’s traditional race between teams carrying replicas weighing 400 pounds of St. Ubaldo, St. George, and St. Anthony.

The society claims that although the statue has been returned to society president Thomas Fiorelli III’s home for safekeeping, that the three men “continue to raise false claims of ownership with respect to the items of personal property” of the society, the lawsuit said.

While Mr. Fiorelli, a Jessup councilman, declined comment after Monday’s Borough Council meeting, Patrick Logan, lawyer for the Buraks and Mr. Stambone, said the lawsuit was an insult to the spirit of St. Ubaldo, the patron saint of Jessup.

“The lawsuit is pathetic,” Mr. Logan said. “Some pathetic individuals claimed it was theft and demanded it back … My clients have never claimed ownership because they have too much respect for St. Ubaldo.

“The lawsuit is frivolous at best, and defamatory at worst,” he added. “I demand that (the society) withdraw their complaint and apologize in writing.”

The origin of the complaint, according to the suit, comes from May 29, 2004, the day of last year’s race of the saints on St. Ubaldo Day: “The defendants, despite the fact that they had no ownership interests in and to the statue of St. Anthony, concealed the statue by rolling it up in a carpet and placed it into the trunk of a motor vehicle owned by one of the defendants so as to deprive the plaintiff the use, ownership and possession thereof.”

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