100,000 people were ordered from their homes in Wilkes-Barre and Binghamton, as a raging Susquehanna River reached flood stage. President Obama presented a $450 billion jobs plan, to get America back to work. Air Rodgers threw three first-quarter touchdown passes as Green Bay tangled with the New Orleans Saints in an NFL season kickoff that seemed unlikely just a few short weeks ago. And the new television season is underway. But on the second floor of the Bethlehem Public Library, the Zoning Hearing Board was doing a rerun. It conducted yet another hearing in the case that just won't go away. City Council Solicitor Chris Spadoni celebrated his 60th birthday there, and at the rate this case is going, he'll be celebrating his 70th birthday there before it's finally over.
Blogger's Note: The pic accompanying this blog shows Guishu (Sue) Fang answering a Dave Backenstoe question. In the background are various members of the Elias family. Najwa Elias looks amused. But her husband, holding his face in his hand, looks like he's ready for this case to end.