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July 7, 2013

OUR VIEW: Cheers and Jeers

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Jeers: When the Canal Concert Series lineup was announced, we were a little underwhelmed. There were many recognizable names on the list — recognizable for previous appearances in Niagara County. Topping that list was Puddle of Mudd, who played here in 2011. The band was expected to open this year’s series on June 29, but the show was canceled due to illness with a band member. The night before, the band’s show in Rochester was canceled due to “a flight cancellation” preventing lead singer Wes Scantlin from arriving on time. Scantlin has had many brushes with the law in recent years, and he was arrested in May on domestic abuse charges. It probably would have been best if this band were avoided

Duh!: Running from the law is never a good idea. Running from the law with your hands cuffed behind your back, well, that’s downright idiotic. Yet, Tarelle Haugabook, a 20-year-old from Niagara Falls did precisely that on June 27. Vowing not to go to the Niagara County Jail, he fled the Niagara County Courthouse, hoping to avoid capture. He managed to run a few blocks before half of Niagara County’s law enforcement community caught up to him. Something tells us Mr. Haugabook is going to spend more than just a few nights in the pokey after this escape attempt.

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