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Monday, May 25, 2015

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Best Memorial Day Speech Ever!!!!

Memorial Day Is A Hoax

War is just a racket... It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses

Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an excerpt from a speech that he gave in 1933:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

Memorial Day Tribute

America's Oldest Veteran, Is a Favorite Among Politicians

To hear Richard Overton tell it, he never thought he "would be that important."

Born in Bastrop County, Texas, in 1906, by the time Overton celebrated his 109th birthday on May 11 of this year, he had already gotten used to his celebrity as America's oldest living combat veteran.

Having served in the Pacific theater during World War II from 1942 to 1945, Overton was part of the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion, fighting in places like Iwo Jima and Okinawa. While he saw his share of enemy fire, he says "didn't get a scratch," and left the service after attaining the rank of Sergeant. While his role in the war has brought him fame, the memories of battle have been a burden.

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Congressman Allen West Memorial Day Observance

A Time to Remember : Final Inspection

THE FINAL INSPECTION 

The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
'Step forward now, Soldier, 
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'no, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, 
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, 
It needn't be so grand.
 
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you Soldier, 
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, 
You've done your time in Hell.'

~Author Unknown~

MSP DUI LOG 5-18-15 thru 5-24-15 (Berlin Barrack)

ANONYMOUS THREAT TO AVIATION RECEIVED - FBI IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED

(McHenry, MD) -- An anonymous call threatening commercial aviation was received at a Maryland State Police barrack earlier this morning and the information was immediately forwarded to the FBI and the state's fusion center.

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. today, an anonymous call was received by a police communications operator at the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, in Garrett County. The caller made a bomb threat involving commercial aviation. Officials at the FBI and the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, the state's fusion center, were immediately notified about the call.

Due to the ongoing FBI investigation, no further information is available from the Maryland State Police at this time. Authority of the FBI, all additional questions should be directed to the Baltimore office of the FBI at 410-265-8080.

Speakers inspire community to remember true meaning of Memorial Day

Actress Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.

Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life."

"The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said.

Born in Brooklyn on Sept. 20, 1929, she was a red-haired, Irish-Catholic girl who struck a vivid contrast to Stiller, a Jewish guy from Manhattan's Lower East Side who was two years older and four inches shorter.

As Stiller and Meara, they appeared in comedy routines that joked about married life and their respective ethnic backgrounds. They logged 36 appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and were a successful team in Las Vegas, major nightclubs, on records and in commercials (scoring big for Blue Nun wine with their sketches on radio).

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We Will Never Forget | MEMORIAL DAY

Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Memorial Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement:

“As we spend today with family and friends, it is important we take time to remember those members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. It is because of their selfless commitment that the freedoms we hold so dear have been preserved and defended countless times since the founding of our great nation.

“The first lady and I want to thank all members of the military, both past and present, and their families for their sacrifice, service, and dedication."

SPD: Memorial Day Ceremony

#MemorialDay screening getting underway @ Wicomico Civic center http://t.co/c5gOK6UdDs

Posted by Salisbury Police Department on Monday, May 25, 2015

The Meaning of Memorial Day - "Freedom is Never Free" - A Vietnam Veteran's Tribute

The Day President Bush's Tears Spilled Onto A Marine's Face At Walter Reed

[Editor's note: The following column is excerpted from Fox News anchor and political analyst Dana Perino's new book, "And the Good News Is... Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

News of America’s military men and women [who] were wounded and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan almost overwhelmed me on some days. I may have sounded strong when I was talking to the press, but sometimes I had to push my feelings way down in order to get any words out of my mouth to make statements and answer questions. 

The hardest days were when President Bush went to visit the wounded or families of the fallen. If it was tough for me, you can only imagine what it was like for the families and for a president who knew that his decisions led his troops into battles where they fought valiantly but were severely injured or lost their lives. 

He regularly visited patients at Walter Reed military hospital near the White House. These stops were unannounced because of security concerns and hassles for the hospital staff that come with a full blown presidential visit. 

One morning in 2005, Scott McClellan sent me in his place to visit the wounded warriors. It was my first time for that particular assignment, and I was nervous about how the visits would go. 

The president was scheduled to see 25 patients at Walter Reed. Many of them had traumatic brain injuries and were in very serious, sometimes critical, condition. Despite getting the best treatment available in the world, we knew that some would not survive. 

We started in the intensive care unit. The chief of naval operations (CNO) briefed the president on our way into the hospital about the first patient we’d see. He was a young Marine who had been injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb. After his rescue, he was flown to Landstuhl U.S. Air Force Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany. At his bedside were his parents, wife, and five-year-old son. 

“What’s his prognosis?” the president asked. 

“Well, we don’t know sir, because he’s not opened his eyes since he arrived, so we haven’t been able to communicate with him. But no matter what, Mr. President, he has a long road ahead of him,” said the CNO. 

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The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Oh Deer!

Holiday weekends are always best when your Grandchildren arrive and are happiest with the things that don't cost a penny. Take this old concrete deer for example. No coin slot, no up and down movement. Just a statue strong enough to hold a child, PRICELESS. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day and collect those memories like there's no tomorrow. 

A Viewer Writes: More and more complaints about Fat Boys

Publishers Notes: Yesterday we shopped around for a bushel of crabs in Ocean City. Are you ready, $300.00 a bushel!!! So we threw some crab traps out yesterday and brought in 16 crabs. By mid day today we should have enough for everyone and yes, they are keepers. 

A Viewer Writes: Shots fired Dover St last night

I heard gun shots last night and turned on the online scanner and there was a report of someone on Dover St calling in the complaint.

FATAL- Motor Vehicle Collision- 5/25/2015

Type of Incident: Motor Vehicle Collision - Fatal

Date and Time: 05/25/2015 at approximately 0341 hrs

Location: W/B MD RT 90 RAMP EAST AT W/B US RT 50, Worcester County, MD

Vehicle(s): Vehicle #1 1997 Maryland Registration 18737CF CHEVY SUv

Driver/passengers(s)/pedestrian: TRAVIS ANTONIO IRVING, 32 from ELKRIDGE Maryland

Victim(s)/Injuries: Driver pronounced at scene

Narrative:

On 5/25/2015 at approximately 0341 hrs, Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision in the area of MD RT 90 RAMP EAST OF W/B RT 50, Worcester County, Maryland.
The preliminary investigation indicates the 1997 CHEVY SUV operated by TRAVIS ANTONIO IRVING of ELKRIDGE was traveling ON W/B MD RT 90 LEFT THE ROAD AND STRUCK A TREE. Evidence and witness statements indicate that the vehicle left the LEFT side of the roadway and struck a tree at which time the vehicle came to rest. Preliminary investigation suggests Irving was not restrained by a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased upon arrival of medical personnel. Notification has been made to the family by Maryland State Police. The deceased has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. 

MD. Rt. 90 W/B was closed from the time of the collision until approximately 2 hours. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Berlin Fire Department and Maryland State Highway administration assisted with the incident.

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A Real Story of Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! We were in Columbus, Mississippi recently and learned of an amazing story that included these three elements: the Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, the origin of Memorial Day, and The Atlantic.

Here is the background: Columbus was a small town of about 6,000 people during the Civil War. Being near a rail line, Columbus received many mainly Confederate casualties of war, including those from the Battle of Shiloh in April, 1862, in nearby southwestern Tennessee. During the two days of that battle, a total of almost 3,500 soldiers were killed on both sides, and over 16,000 wounded. Columbus's share of the casualties led to its becoming well known as a hospital town.

By the war's end some 2,500 Confederate soldiers are thought to have been buried in the Friendship Cemetery in Columbus—along with, according to the National Archives, 32 Union soldiers as well. (As part of a nationwide effort to relocate Union soldiers to national cemeteries, those soldiers were later re-interred at Corinth National Cemetery, in northern Mississippi.)

A year after the war's end, in April, 1866, four women of Columbus gathered together to decorate the graves of the Confederate soldiers. They also felt moved to honor the Union soldiers buried there, and to note the grief of their families, by decorating their graves as well. The story of their gesture of humanity and reconciliation is now told and retold in Mississippi as being the occasion of the original Memorial Day.

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Angel Flight (Radio Tower Remix)

Memorial Day Is For Those Who Did Not Make It Home

Memorial Day is not a day for us, military caregivers, or any service member or veteran currently living. It is the day that we leave out that extra drink at the bar. Or a slice of lemon on the bread plate at the missing-man table.

Memorial Day is for those who did not make it home. It is for those who fought bravely until their last breath in hospitals such as Walter Reed. It is for those 22 veterans a day who came home physically, but never left the battle and ultimately lost their own private war.

It is a day when many who survived deal with their own survivor’s guilt. When we visit the graves, uniform white tombstones, and nothing else is left.

Some military caregivers fear Memorial Day, an ambiguous feeling, wondering if next year we’ll be mourning our service member or veteran. We grieve a lot, but not the grief of a widow, or a parent losing their child, not yet.

So here’s to those who are no longer with us. We love you, we miss you, and thank you for being a part of our lives. Memorial Day is your day and we’ll remember you, in memory, now and forever.

(The Washington Times)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Breaking News: Motorcycle Accident In Ocean City


Ocean City fire EMS on scene, serious motor vehicle accident on Rt. 50 in the area of the bridge involving a motorcycle. Trooper 4 requested. Road shut down. Expect delays.

The Week In Review

The below posts with today's date were the most 
popular posts last week.

Salisbury Resident That Needs To Be Exposed For His Hatred Of Our Flag


A Viewer Writes: I walked out of the Service for Sr's at parkside HS

Seems the school feels it proper for Muslim prayers in Arabic and then in English. Followed by a Muslim from UMES to go into an Arabic prayer and explain whats its like to be a good Muslim. How the wife is for you to take care of. How she can not have friends unless its OK with her man.

This is what Parkside HS has come to? If thats the case take ALL religion out of schools and do away with prayer totally.

BREAKING NEWS: THEFT FROM TOWN OF PITTSVILLE


During the month of July 2014 the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation was contacted in regards to a recent financial audit performed on the Town of Pittsville. The initial result of the audit revealed a significant amount funds were missing from the Town of Pittsville.

An investigation into the matter was initiated, and identified Carla Merranda Moore as a person of interest. Carla Moore was hired by the Town of Pittsville in 2012 to fulfill the roll of financial records custodian or bookkeeper. During her term of employment with the Town of Pittsville there were several financial transaction that were unable to be identified as being associated with the operation of the town.

Through the course of the investigation it was learned Carla Moore embezzled an excess of $170,000.00

On May 18, 2015 a grand jury met in the Wicomico County Circuit Court and was presented with facts relating to the criminal investigation. As a result a criminal indictment was issued charging Carla Moore with five counts of felonious theft.

Carla Moore was arrested on May 21, 2015 is currently in custody of the Wicomico County Detention Center on a preset $200,000.00 bond.


Originally Posted at 10:55 AM.

It should be noted that each person is innocent until proven guilty.

Talk About A Load Of Crap!

We have had people monitoring the Rt. 50 area all day today and not one person has seen a sign about the new law mandating headlight use on the Shore.

If you have seen a sign and or can take a picture of it. In the mean time law enforcement is pulling people over left and right on Rt. 50. We'd also like to know if ANY of the people getting pulled over are being ticketed for no headlight use. 

Finally, anyone leaving Willards, Powellville, Pittsville and Parsonsburg heading west bound, there are NO signs whatsoever. Yesterday's press release stated they had already placed signs on the highway but no one has seen them. 

A Viewer Writes: What say you?

Here's a recent news photo from Virginia of kindergartners at their "graduation." How ridiculous. Lots of folks would disagree with me, but I feel like you gotta save the full cap & gown treatment for high school and college. Also, point of fact, a kindergartner isn't "graduating" from anything - they're certainly not finishing their grade school education, but are merely moving onto first grade! Silly to heap the pomp and circumstance on kids this early. Give them a bona fide commencement ceremony when they've earned it, after 12 years of school and an eye toward adulthood. This is that same helicopter-parent attitude that puts a participation trophy in the hands of every kid who plays youth sports.

Rice Consulting and Mike Miller's connections are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Mathias Campaign


President of the Senate Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. &
Chairman of the Finance Committee Senator Thomas "Mac" Middleton

invite you to a
“Spectacular Red, White & Blue” Happy Hour 
honoring
Senator Jim Mathias
Maryland State Senate, District 38
Member, Senate Finance Committee
Somerset-Wicomico-Worcester Counties

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Seacrets
117 West 49th Street
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Tickets:
Host - $1,000  |  Sponsor - $500
Patron - $250  |  Guest - $100


checks payable to: Friends of Jim Mathias
and mail to: 3546 Figgs Landing Road | Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Rice Consulting at
(toll free) 1-866-838-0037 or info@riceconsultingllc.com.

 

Authority: Friends of Jim Mathias, Donna Richardson West, Treasurer

Friends of Jim Mathias
3546 Figgs Landing Road
Snow Hill MD 21863 United States

Suspect in quadruple killings captured in D.C., police say

Police apprehended late Thursday night the suspect in the gruesome killings of three members of a Northwest Washington family and a housekeeper, D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said.

“Just got him,” Lanier said shortly before 11:30 p.m., speaking of Daron Dylon Wint, 34, who was apprehended in Northeast Washington.

Federal marshals had been tracking Wint on Thursday night from College Park as he traveled in a white Chevrolet Cruze, a police official said. The suspect was traveling with two women, and one of them was driving. The Cruze was following a white box truck, which had two black males inside. At least one of the men was believed to be a relative of Wint’s, the official said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts 6 police officers in death of Freddie Gray

A grand jury has indicted all 6 police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby announced.

REMINDER: MANDATORY HEADLIGHT USE ON ROUTE 50 STARTS TODAY!

To enhance safety for the estimated 28,000 to 36,000 motorists on US 50 between US 13 in Wicomico County and MD 90 in Worcester County, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is requiring 24-hour headlight use for all vehicles. SHA recently installed signs that will alert drivers to turn on headlights when traveling the corridor beginning Thursday, May 21.

“There have been tragic crashes along this corridor during the last decade. The mandatory headlight use will improve visibility of vehicles for drivers traveling the opposite direction,” said District Engineer Donnie Drewer. “The headlight use on MD 90 has made a difference and we expect the same positive outcome on this corridor.”

At the request of the community, SHA engineers evaluated this segment of US 50 and decided to designate it as a “safety improvement zone.” The designation meets national standards for daytime headlight use on highways.

MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state.

The reason – the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting today.

According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the MVA, the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test.

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A Letter To The Editor: SALISBURY CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD 5/18/15

JOE - Please help in a matter concerning the City Council Meeting last night. I got up and spoke on the behalf of the home owners in the city of Salisbury. I stated in my very first sentence that I did not agree that students were the problem in over occupancy, that in the 45 years I have lived in Salisbury I can remember only one incident involving students in our neighborhood, that was one loud party one time in 45 years! I do wish someone would read the transcripts from last nite or listen to them as I HAVE ASKED FOR A RETRACTION. The words were twisted I feel deliberately, the problem is city wide, over occupancy is because of the landlords who do not monitor their properties or listen to the complaints of those neighborhoods where there rentals are. The landlords are stepping on the feet of home owners in the city, who have purchased their homes, and take care of them, and want a quality of life which includes peace and respect.

Sanders offers legislation to make college free

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled legislation Tuesday that would make a college education free in the United States.

Calling the cost of higher education a “national disgrace,” the liberal presidential candidate argued his bill is critical for the nation’s economic future and squarely in line with the nation’s values.

“This disgrace has got to end,” he said of the current state of tuition costs. “This is not what America is supposed to be about.”

Under the bill, every public college and university in the country would not charge tuition. Instead, the federal government, in conjunction with the states, would foot the bill.

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JUST IN: Robbery In Salisbury


SPD invest robbery at Hancock Fabrics Suspect is a w/m, blu/wht striped shirt, jeans, blue cloth over face..no injuries
Posted by Salisbury Police Department on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
w/m susp fled on foot towards Mt Herman Rd...Invest by det's continues....

Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

PHOENIX (AP) — Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.

Low-income families on welfare will now have their benefits cut off after just 12 months.

As a result, the Arizona Department of Economic Security will drop at least 1,600 families — including more than 2,700 children — from the state’s federally funded welfare program on July 1, 2016.

The cuts of at least $4 million reflect a prevailing mood among the lawmakers in control in Arizona that welfare, Medicaid and other public assistance programs are crutches that keep the poor from getting back on their feet and achieving their potential.

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Laundry Pod Poisonings Continue Despite New Packaging

Laundry pod poisoning has continued despite new packaging.

The laundry detergent industry has taken steps to curb accidental poisonings from the pods, which are designed to dissolve in water. As a result, they burst as soon as children put them in their mouths.

The original theory was that children were attracted to the pods because they’re colorful and squishy like candy. This prompted manufacturers like Procter and Gamble to make the packaging more opaque, yet statistics show this hasn’t helped much.

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"Police Officer Says I Don't Give a Damn About the Constitution"

"Man Cusses Out Cop For Profiling Him In Auburn, AL"

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY PHOTOS LIKE THESE RECENTLY?

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY PHOTOS LIKE THESE RECENTLY?

I haven't either.
 



Wicomico County Liquor Board Compliance check results for 5-18-15

On May 18th, 2015 The Wicomico County Alcohol Task Force conducted a routine compliance check named “Operation Spot Check”.

The operation involves the use of Maryland State Police cadet’s, for sale of alcohol to underage persons at various licensed establishments throughout Wicomico County.

The Task Force is comprised of the Wicomico County Liquor License Department, the Maryland State Police, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police Department, and the Fruitland Police Department, and the Wicomico County States Attorney’s Office.

34 licensed establishments were checked and four failed for an 88 % pass rate.

Red Lobster, 2314 N Salisbury Blvd. Salisbury MD.

Plaza Tapatia, 1045 S Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

Eagle Express Mart, 101 N Camden Ave, Fruitland MD.

Denny’s, 100 E Cedar La.Fruitland MD.

Village Inn, 32263 Old Ocean City Rd, Parsonsburg MD

Center City Exxon, 500 S Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

Quick Stop, 900 Snow Hill Rd, 21804

Chicken Man, 824 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury MD.

Hobbs Road Station, 31373 Old Ocean City Rd, Salisbury MD.

Royal Farm Store, 901 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury MD

Shore Stop, 1140 Parsons Rd, Salisbury MD.

Winterplace Market, 6731 Hobbs Rd, Salisbury MD.

East Moon Japanese Steakhouse, 800 S Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

Parsonsburg Quick Stop, 7181 Parsonsburg Rd, Parsonsburg MD.

Country Farm Store, 104 E Gordy Rd, 21804.

Japanese Steakhouse, 416 N Fruitland Blvd, Fruitland MD.

Rositas Taqueria Y Restaurant, 717 Roland St, Salisbury MD.

Express Lane, 4912 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury MD.

Vintage Beer&Wine, 610 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury MD.

Walston Switch Carry Out, 31997 Beaver Run Dr, Salisbury MD.

Thirsty’s South, 1053 S Salisbury Blvd.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 2734 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

The Greene Turtle, 2618 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

Boulevard Beer &Wine, 1 Bi State Blvd, Delmar MD.

Delmar Tiger Mart, 8600 Ocean Hwy, Delmar MD.

Stop & Shop, 403 Bi State Blvd, Delmar MD.

Truitt Street Goose Creek, 111 Truitt St, Salisbury MD.

Thirsty’s, 9534 Ocean Hwy, Delmar MD.

Tiger Mart, 2403 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

OC Beer & Wine, 1300 Old Ocean City Rd, Salisbury MD.

The following establishment failed.

Hunan Palace, 1600 S Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD.

Ruby Tuesday’s, 413 N Fruitland Blvd, Fruitland MD.

Tall Tales Brewing Co., 6929 Heron Grove Ct, Parsonsburg Md.

Naylor Food Market, 1101 N Salisbury Blvd. Salisbury Md.

Licensee’s for the establishment’s who failed will be summoned before the Board of License Commissioners for a Show Cause hearing whereupon a fine or a suspension or both may be levied against their license. The clerks who sold the alcohol to the Cadet will be charged by the officers of the Task Force.

Wicomico High Student Arrested for Twitter Threats

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say a 16-year-old male Wicomico High School student is facing charges for making threats on Twitter.

The teen was taken into custody Monday by the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office and charged with four offenses, including threat of mass violence. He was turned over to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, which will make a determination as to whether he will be charged as an adult. If charged as an adult, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the teen, who used the Twitter handle @TysonTheXV, tweeted the following, "@wboc we are here, and will cut off every christian head in salisbury and will start at wicomico high, and wont stop."

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Schools In California to halt school suspensions for willful defiance

Mouthing off in class or failing to follow a teacher’s instructions will no longer lead to suspension in Oakland schools, a ban that will be phased in and be fully in effect just over a year from now, the school board unanimously decided Wednesday night.

Oakland Unified will become one of a handful of California school districts that restrict suspensions to more serious offenses and eliminate the punishment for willful defiance — a broad category of misbehavior that includes minor offenses such as refusing to take a hat off or ignoring teacher requests to stop texting and more severe incidents like swearing at a teacher or storming out of class. San Francisco and Los Angeles are also among those districts.

The state already bans suspension for willful defiance from kindergarten through third grade, and Oakland’s decision extends it through high school. The new policy, which goes into full effect July 1, 2016, also bans expulsions and the practice of involuntary transfers — moving students from one school to another — for willful defiance infractions.

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18 Year Old Girl Dies In Jail After Police Accused Her Of Faking Medical Emergency

Lebanon, PA — Victoria ‘Tori’ Herr died in Lebanon County Correctional Facility last month after police hesitated to provide her with medical care for several days. Herr was addicted to heroin and began to go into withdrawal when she was taken into custody.

This is a situation that can be potentially deadly if not handled with care. Sadly, the corrections officers at the jail accused her of “faking,” and refused to get her medical care until it was too late.

According to the family, Tori may have been abused by the officers while she was in custody. On a petition page for Tori, a loved one mentioned the abuse, saying that,

“On arrival, she was not given a medical physical. No one addressed her addiction. She went into heroin withdrawal that turned out deadly. She had begged for help but was denied. The guards said she was faking. Before she was taken to a hospital, they abused and neglected her in horrific ways that are better left unsaid. She had laid in a coma for five days before she died on April 5th, Easter Sunday.”

The police department said in a statement that “all protocols were followed” and that there was no wrong-doing in the girl’s death.

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URGENT: ISIS Reveals Future Plans Against America... Gives Timeline and Lists Targets. Maryland is listed.

Since the Islamic State group took credit for the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, at a “Draw the Prophet” competition, they have promised that more attacks are soon to follow.

It was hard to tell at first how credible this threat was, but now new information has come to light that is putting everyone on high alert.

As has already been reported, the radical Islamic terrorists supposedly established a training camp near the Mexican border that they could use to infiltrate jihadis into Texas and New Mexico.

Now, as reported by Western Journalism, the Islamic State group has proclaimed that it has “71 trained soldiers in 15 different states” in the U.S. “ready at our word to attack any target we desire.”

The terrorist group specifically mentioned five targeted states, including Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California and Michigan, and promised that “The next six months will be interesting.”

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ISIS Promises to Behead Barack Obama – Posts Bloody Photo Online

Following the news today that US elite forces had executed ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf, ISIS supporters threatened to kill President Obama online.
Vocativ reported:
 
Shaken by a daring U.S. military strike deep in ISIS territory, supporters of the extremist organization were vowing revenge for the killing of senior leader Abu Sayyaf or claiming the special operations mission never took place, a Vocativ analysis reveals.

“If they took Abu Sayyaf, we will take Obama,” one ISIS supporter posted in the hours after the raid, which took place near the eastern Syrian city of al-Amr.

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RPT: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Wired Bail Money for Baltimore & Ferguson Protesters

Jay-Z and Beyoncé reportedly wired tens of thousands of dollars to help bail Ferguson and Baltimore protesters out of jail.

Author and activist dream hampton, who has worked closely with Jay-Z, wrote on Twitter, “When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I … hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.”

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JUST IN: Waco police: Several killed in biker gangs' shootout

WACO, Texas -- Police said at least nine people were dead and others wounded after gunfire erupted between rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told CBS affiliate KWTX the shooting began shortly after noon Sunday at the Twin Peaks restaurant, located in the Central Texas Market Place on Interstate 35.

KWTX reported eight people were killed at the restaurant and one other person died at a hospital, according Swanton.

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MURDER OF WICOMICO COUNTY MAN UNDER INVESTIGATION

(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are searching for suspects in connection with the overnight murder of a man in his Wicomico County home.

The victim is identified as James L. H. Skinner, 20, of the 1100-block of Bryn Mawr Avenue, Salisbury, Md. A cause of death has not been determined. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and verify the manner of death.

Salisbury Police Department officers responded to an emergency call at the victim’s residence, shortly after 3:30 a.m. today. Officers found the victim with blood on him, lying in the entrance to the home. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and conduct the investigation. Homicide Unit investigators are being assisted by detectives and uniformed officers from the Salisbury Police Department, as well as State Police crime scene technicians and investigators from the Gang Enforcement Unit.

Details are few at this point in the investigation. Investigators believe it is possible several suspects are involved, but no descriptions are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this apparent murder is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Easter Shore immediately at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

The investigation is continuing.

General Who Spoke of God Should Be Court-martialed, Group Says

An Air Force two-star general is being blasted by a civil liberties group for speaking in uniform about how God has guided his career.

Video posted on YouTube shows Maj. Gen. Craig Olson speaking at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event May 7. In the speech, Olson refers to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ," who credits God for his accomplishments in the Air Force.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has called for Olson to be "aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions" by a court-martial, adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated and punished "to the full extent of military law."

Olson is program executive officer for C3I and Networks at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. In this position, he is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel and acquisition execution of a $10.9 billion portfolio developing, deploying and sustaining Air Force, joint and coalition cyberspace, networks, cryptologic and data link systems to enable decisive combat operations.

During his 23-minute address, Olsen spoke of "flying complex aircraft; doing complex nuclear missions — I have no ability to do that. God enabled me to do that. He put me in charge of failing programs worth billions of dollars. I have no ability to do that, no training to do that. God did that."

Mikey Weinstein, CEO of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has sent a blistering letter to Chief of Staff Gen, Mark Welsh, arguing that Olson's comments violate an Air Force instruction, which prohibits airmen from endorsing a particular faith or belief.

"Olson's highly publicized, sectarian speech is nothing less than a brutal disgrace to the very uniform he was wearing and the solemn oath he took to support and defend the United States Constitution," Weinstein writes. "This public address was his, and the USAF's, 'contribution' to this scathingly sectarian 2015 version of the [task force's] annual shame spectacle and display of Christian supremacy and exceptionalism held in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill."

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Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

To discover the new frontier of urban farming, you'll have to look up — and look sharp — for hanging fruit.

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to persimmons to avocados onSeattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other North American cities. Groups like the Portland Fruit Tree Project advocate for public access to existing fruit trees so that people can glean crops that would otherwise go uneaten — an idea some are calling radical. Other groups are more interested in planting new groves of fruit trees on previously fallow city land.

Fruit trees produce food, but also provide shade, keep greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, improve water quality and may even deter crime. Advocates say they also have a longer lasting impact on communities than vegetable beds.

"When you plant lettuce, you produce food for today, which is great, but when you plant a tree, you're feeding people tomorrow," says Nina Beth Cardin, director of the Baltimore Orchard Project, a program of the Baltimore non-profit Civic Works. The orchard project has planted thousands of apple, serviceberry, pawpaw, fig and pear trees on public and private land around Baltimore. City officials, striving to meet a goal of increasing the city's tree canopy, have been providing starter trees to Cardin's group, which in turn helps churches and schools plant and learn to maintain fruit trees.

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