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Attorney Joe Ross, a regular on the boston-radio-interest
mailing list (archived at had this to
say when I posted about Howie’s latest setback:

Attorney Ross:
“What this is about is (1) an order preserving the status quo while the litigation proceeds; and (2) denial of an ‘interlocutory’ appeal. It’s common to issue an order to preserve the status quo in a
circumstance like this until the rights of the parties are
determined. The case hasn’t actually gone to trial in the Superior Court and won’t for some time. All this skirmishing has been over temporary orders. To disturb the status quo, Howie Carr must convince a judge that he has a reasonable probability of succeeding on the merits and will suffer irreparable harm if an order in his
favor isn’t issued. The irreparable harm more likely would be suffered by WRKO if Carr is allowed to move to WTKK.

“The usual rule on appeals is that you wait until the case is finally over in the trial court before you can appeal. The appellate courts don’t like to have a case appealed bit-by-bit. An appeal before the case is over is an ‘interlocutory appeal.’ It’s sometimes possible
under special circumstances, but it’s not the norm.”

18 posted on 10/30/2007 11:25:39 AM PDT by raccoonradio (Boston Red Sox: 2007 World Champions)
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To: Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; Carolinamom; Cheapskate; ..
Today's Howie column

Nothing wears a body out like trick-or-treating — or strangling young women. Here Whitey grabs a quick nap with Catherine’s poodles, Nikki and Gigi. Dressed to kill

By Howie Carr | Wednesday, October 31, 2007 |

Still looking for that perfect Halloween costume to wear to the parties this evening?

Why not take a fashion hint from Boston’s First On-the-Lam Couple, Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig? Oh sure, nowadays the wrinkly fugitives may be dressing down as dowdy tourists in Sicily, but once upon a time, they did it up right. Here are six photos of the fun couple out of character, four of them published for the first time.

Halloween was always a big holiday for Whitey, who now has a $1 million bounty on his head. Whitey loved dressing in costume; you can see one of his most famous photos below. He’s rumored to have disguised himself as a priest, and as an old lady.

Then there was his matching leather overcoat and hat, which prompted one wag to ask, “Hey Whitey, how far’d you have a chase a waiter down Columbus Avenue to steal that outfit?”

Whitey also was known for hanging around outside houses in the dark. Once, before fleeing the United States for good in 1996, he went to the Virginia home of one of his fellow Alcatraz cons. As the ex-jailbird walked up the steps, Whitey stepped out of the shadows and demanded assistance, using words much scarier than “Trick or Treat.”

Catherine Greig, who at 56 is 22 years younger than Whitey, was a standard-issue party girl in the decade when half the population had a license plate on the front of their car with a marijuana leaf and a caption that said “Arrive Stoned.” However, she is also a twin, and most twins dress at least well enough so as not to embarrass their closest sibling.

Meanwhile, the legend of Whitey continues to grow as the 13th anniversary of his flight approaches in late December. This week two more film crews have been in the area - one British outfit is preparing a documentary on the Boston underworld, with heavy emphasis on Whitey. And a network piece on yet another member of the Winter Hill Gang may run on prime-time TV within a few weeks.

As for this evening, if you see an old geezer hobbling up your front steps who looks like he’s pushing 80, who has a buck knife in his boot and who snarls at you, “Trick or treat, bleepster,” forget the Baby Ruths. Call 911. It could be worth a million bucks.

19 posted on 10/31/2007 1:44:42 AM PDT by raccoonradio (Boston Red Sox: 2007 World Champions)
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