Randy Salerno's Hometown Reflects On Their Friend

Jan 25, 2008 Full story: Cbs2chicago.com 10

“He was a regular guy; he really was a regular guy even after he became successful. He never really seemed like anything other than the hometown kid who made good”

All of you know Randy as a journalist, we know him as a friend. But the community of Crystal Lake knew him as a neighbor and the great guy next door. via Cbs2chicago.com

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Bad Apple of CLS

Houghton Lake, MI

#1 Jan 27, 2008
I grew up with Randy and Scott went to Coventry Grade Scool,Lundahl JH and them CLS.I always thought that Randy and his band of friends had the advantage when it came to being the popular group of want to be good guys and girls.
I would hope that the upstanding citizen Scott Hirschey will take his lumps in the court system in Wisconsin.I will follow up with the DA to make sure that justice is server in this case.
Scott has alwys been a pompous ass.Tony Peters was Quoted in the NW herald as saying that Randy wouldn't want it this way!Well Tony Randy isn't the D.A. so I hope that they throw the book at Scott for his bad choice of Drinking and Driving.
Barbara

United States

#2 Jan 29, 2008
BAD APPLE OBVIOUSLY IS EXTREMELY JEALOUS OF RANDY AND HIS FRIENDS---IT WAS AN ACCIDENT FOR GOSH SAKE!!!!!!!!!!
WITH RANDY PASSING AND SCOTT LIVING---THE DA HAS TO FIND SOMEONE AT FAULT AND KEEP HIS JOB SECURE
SCOTT WILL PUNISH HIMSELF PLENTY AND LIVE WITH THE GUILT-----HOWEVER, IT COULD HAVE GONE THE OTHER WAY--RANDY DRIVING AND SCOTT THE PASSENGER---THERE CAN BE NO REAL PEACE FOR EITHER FAMILY!!! THE WHOLE SCENARIO IS SAD BEYOND WORDS AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR PHONEYS LOOKING FOR A FALL GUY--I HAVE NOT A CLUE WHO SCOTT IS AND ONLY KNOW RANDY FROM TV---THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON TO FURTHER TORTURE TWO FAMILIES--LET THEM FIND PEACE!!!!!!!!
Maria

Hampshire, IL

#3 Jan 29, 2008
Bad Apple...Where do you get off posting a comment like that. Do you have no consideration for the families who have suffered a loss. THis is supposed to be a post for people to reflect on their friend. They don't need to waste their time listening to comments from someone who obviously is heartless and has never come across tradegy in their life or have lost a loved one. Accidents happen and this is a horrible tragedy that his friend will have to live with forever. Isn't that enough for one to handle? Quit wasting your time writing horrible things that people don't need to read while they are grieving.
GOD BLESS SCOTT AND RANDY'S FAMILIES
Bad Apple of CLS wrote:
I grew up with Randy and Scott went to Coventry Grade Scool,Lundahl JH and them CLS.I always thought that Randy and his band of friends had the advantage when it came to being the popular group of want to be good guys and girls.
I would hope that the upstanding citizen Scott Hirschey will take his lumps in the court system in Wisconsin.I will follow up with the DA to make sure that justice is server in this case.
Scott has alwys been a pompous ass.Tony Peters was Quoted in the NW herald as saying that Randy wouldn't want it this way!Well Tony Randy isn't the D.A. so I hope that they throw the book at Scott for his bad choice of Drinking and Driving.
John

Louisville, KY

#4 Feb 11, 2008
I agree with Maria and Barbara. I don't know any of the people involved. Scott will have to live with this his entire life. His going to jail won't bring Randy back. Bad Apple, you would like to see someone go to jail because still hold resent from over 25 years ago? Get a life. Come out of your parent's basement and get counseling.

My prayers are with Randy and Scott's families.
bad apple of CLS

Houghton Lake, MI

#5 Feb 12, 2008
Wow facts are facts.

Oh poor Scott he is such a good citizen? LMAO.
He had better not consume any drinks while he is on bond or he will be going down for sure.
Parent's basement lmao ok I will.I think that Scott knows how I feel I have told him so and Yes I will follow up with WCS to make sure he doesn't have anymore drunken sled rides.Go to Wisconsin on vacation and come back going to PRISON.

BYE BYE for now post all you want about me I love it.
THE STAFFORD FAMILY

AOL

#6 Mar 9, 2008
GOOD GOD, WHAT A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY TO HAVE SET PLACE UP NORTH...MY BROTHER, JOHN STAFFORD AND MYSELF , STEPHANIE BOTH KNEW RANDY VERY WELL AND ARE BOTH DEEPLY SADDENED BY HIS PASSING...WE WANT TO WISH HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY THE BEST AND TO LOOK US UP IN FLORIDA IF THEY EVER NEED ANYTHING, AT ALL. WE'RE ALL HERE FOR ALL OF YOU GUYS!!!
TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS,
STEFANI STAFFORD
8230 VICTORIA WAY
BROOKSVILLE, FL 34683
THE STAFFORD FAMILY

AOL

#7 Apr 3, 2008
God bless You Randy & your family...you will certainly be missed.

CLS rocks FOREVER!!!!

Love You Randy!,

Stefani
Chantal OLeary

Crystal Lake, IL

#8 Sep 5, 2008
Bad Apple of CLS - what's your name? oops that's right it's coward!
I have known randy and Scott and Tony since we were 9 years old and whether or not Scott was an ass is beside the point! Randy loved him and he loved Randy - you did not lose anyone that horrific night nor were you killed, so keep you potty mouth shut!
I'm in the neighborhood so feel free to face me!
If you really did go to CLS you should know who I am and that in High School their crowd was not mine, but I remember them all as children and know that Scott would have rather it had been him than Randy who went home to the Lord that night.
Scott if you read this junk - all my best to you!
Hey bad apple some of us aren't afraid to say who we are.
Rest in the Peace of God's loving arms Randy!
potty mouth

West Branch, MI

#9 Oct 9, 2008
Chantal OLeary wrote:
Bad Apple of CLS - what's your name? oops that's right it's coward!
I have known randy and Scott and Tony since we were 9 years old and whether or not Scott was an ass is beside the point! Randy loved him and he loved Randy - you did not lose anyone that horrific night nor were you killed, so keep you potty mouth shut!
I'm in the neighborhood so feel free to face me!
If you really did go to CLS you should know who I am and that in High School their crowd was not mine, but I remember them all as children and know that Scott would have rather it had been him than Randy who went home to the Lord that night.
Scott if you read this junk - all my best to you!
Hey bad apple some of us aren't afraid to say who we are.
Rest in the Peace of God's loving arms Randy!
Sounds like someone is calling the bad apple out..Are you going to beat them up Chantal? I can see bad apples point now, these people think they are somehow better than everyone else..I just don't get it.I saw the service online was that Scott with the really mean look on his face when he had his hand on the casket?The look that says it all,Tony was talking about a PARTY they had at Randy's house when they were what 16 while Randy's parents were out of town,What a class of peopel the only thing that they remember is how the party went.Sounds like this group of people have been drinking alot since they were very young.Yes Scott if you do read this my advice is Don't drop the soap.
Lind Boyer

Melrose Park, IL

#11 Oct 27, 2008
I think about Randy everyday when I turn on channel 2 news in the morning. I think about Irene and the kids often. I hope they are doing better now. It was such a sad thing to happen to our town and his lovely family.
Good luck to his wife, kids, parents and siblings.
Linda

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