Saturday, October 24, 2009
The College of William and Mary held their homecoming this weekend. Guess who was the homecoming queen? A self-described “gender-queer” individual by the name of Jessee Vasold.
At the risk of offending almost everyone, I can only ask, “What is the world coming to?”.
From the Daily Press’s article I am assuming that Mr.? (or is it Ms.?) Vasold is a transsexual. Fair enough. I’m not opposed to a transsexual running for homecoming queen any more than I was offended by a caucasian woman recently being elected homecoming queen at Hampton University. My problem is that Billy Mary’s new homecoming queen didn’t have to share with the world that he/she is “transgendered”. (Seriously, I am not trying to offend transsexuals here, I am just not sure from the article whether this individual is a transsexual or simply a transvestite).
I remember as a child when race was used to make a political statement at such events; perhaps I’m just a little too old fashioned not to be more sympathetic with this type of “statement”. However, it has been my experience that people tend to be a tad more tolerant when this type thing isn’t just pushed into our collective faces.
from Delmarva Dealings
Police were just called in to Robinson's Clock & Jewelery for yet another B&E at around 1:00 this afternoon.
We were told he's been in there rearranging things all morning and customers have been seen coming in and out all day.
Location: Route 273 and Red Mill Road east of Ogletown, New Castle County, DE
Date and Time: Friday, October 23, 2009 at 11:11 p.m.
Victim: Brandi L. Galvin, 18, Newark, DE
Delaware State Police are investigating a two car crash that killed a Newark woman and seriously injured two children.
Carlo Lacio, 17, of Newark was driving a 1990 Acura Integra and was either turning from Rt 273 eastbound or crossing Rt 273 from Old Ogletown Road to Red Mill Road when a 1998 Dodge Durango was heading west and failed to stop at a red light striking the Acura on the right side.
The Durango was driven by Thomas L. LeGrande, 59, of Wilmington.
As a result of the crash the front seat passenger, Galvin, was taken to Christiana Hospital where she died this morning at 3:11 a.m. She died as a result of a lacerated spleen, liver and carotid artery. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
In addition a 2 year-old girl and 1 year-old boy were taken to A.I. DuPont Hospital near Rockland where they were admitted in serious condition. The girl received fractured ribs and a perforated lung and boy received a possible concussion and lung contusion resulting from the crash. Both children were seated in the rear of the Acura and both were in child seat.
Alcohol is not suspected in the crash. No charges are filed at this time and the investigation is still on going.
‘Comic genius’ will accept Mark Twain honor he has previously rejected
WASHINGTON - Bill Cosby still thinks America is funny — like the name-calling over health care and the way we drink so much water from plastic bottles that could be toxic — even though he says the nation has some serious problems it needs to tackle.
The 72-year-old who has long drawn laughs for his wisecracks and deadpan observations will receive the nation's foremost humor prize Monday at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Sinbad and other top entertainers will line up to honor him with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
It's a prize Cosby has turned down twice before because he said he was disgusted with profanity and N-words thrown around by performers honoring Richard Pryor, who was the first recipient in 1998.
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Order could speed up treatments by waiving certain medical standards
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation declaring swine flu a national emergency, the White House said Saturday.
"In keeping with the administration's proactive approach to H1N1 Flu, President Obama last night signed a proclamation declaring 2009-H1N1 Influenza a national emergency," it said in a statement. "The proclamation enhances the ability of our nation's medical treatment facilities to handle a surge in H1N1 patients by allowing, as needed, the waiver of certain standard federal requirements on a case-by-case basis."
Officials described the move as similar to a declaration ahead of a hurricane making landfall.
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Thought you and your viewers would like to know two schools that have confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus. Around 5 pm yesterday Sussex Tech called and stated that they had a confirmed case. What they don't know is, now its two confirmed cases. As of 11pm last night my girlfried called and said both her children were tested positive for the virus. One, the oldest, goes to Sussex Tech. The younger one goes to Laurel Middle. As a parent of three I would like to know.
Higher education in Salisbury began in 1818 with the formation of The Salisbury Academy. The building was located at the corner of N. Division and Chestnut Sts. The structure was destroyed in the fire of 1886. Salisbury formed an educational system in 1867 when Wicomico County was formed. Up to that point, higher education was for boys only. The Constitution Convention of 1867 changed all that and girls were admitted. The original Salisbury High School remained open to only Salisbury students until 1905. When a new high school was built on Upton St. (where The Daily Times building was), students from the entire county were admitted. This new high school became known as Wicomico High School. This was done as the additional funding was needed to build the school.
The first effort at a yearbook was in 1904. It was known as the Tattler, a name that remained until its discontinuance during the Depression. I have not seen a yearbook from 1928-1945, although graduates from that period have told me that soft bound copies of a reasonable facsimile of a yearbook were issued. Printing of an annual yearbook resumed in 1946. By this time it was known as the Tom-Tom, a name that remains to this day. The first two issues of the Tattler were from Salisbury High School. After they built the new school that opened in the fall of 1905, the school was identified as Wicomico High School in the Tattler.
By 1931 Salisbury’s population had more than tripled since Wicomico High was erected on Upton Street and school enrollment had proportionately grown. A new High School was built on E. Main St., opposite the City Park on land recovered from when the Humphreys’ mill dam broke in 1909. When another new Wicomico High School was build on Long Ave. in 1954, the school on Main St. became Wicomico Jr. High.
Early high school consisted of 9 grades. A 10th grade was added in 1902. An 11th grade was added in 1906. The final 12th grade was added in 1949. So, the Wicomico High School Class of 1950 had to go two years as seniors to complete their education. The yearbook of 1949 has “graduates”, so I guess that you could opt out of that 12th year if you so desired.
Incident: Possession of a Handgun
Date of Incident: 23 October 2009
Location: Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD
1. Joseph R. Thompson, 53, Salisbury, MD
2. John C. Mulford, 27, Salisbury, MD
3. Charles R. Rowan, Jr., 36, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 23 October 2009 at 3:06 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Joseph Thompsen for a traffic violation on Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury. Upon approaching the vehicle and making contact with Thompsen and his two passengers, John Mulford and Charles Rowan, the deputy became aware of the possibility of illicit activity inside the vehicle. During the subsequent search of their vehicle, the deputy recovered a loaded revolver and a loaded magazine from a semi-automatic handgun. The seized handgun was within reach of all three of the occupants.
The deputy discovered that Thompson was prohibited due to a prior conviction from possessing a regulated firearm.
During the subsequent investigation into the illegal possession of the handgun, the investigating deputy learned that Thompsen had retrieved the handgun from inside a church in the 400 block of E. Vine Street in Salisbury. The deputy also learned that stored inside the church was ammunition for the handgun as well as another handgun. Based on this information, the deputy applied for and received a search warrant for the aforementioned church. The search warrant was conducted by personnel from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office on 23 October 2009. During the search an additional handgun, along with ammunition of various calibers were located.
All three subjects, Thompson, Mulford and Rowan were arrested and transported to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, all three were detained by the Commissioner in the Detention Center on the following bond amounts: Thompson $25,000.00, Mulford $5,000.00 Rowan $10,000.00
Officers from the Salisbury Police Department assisted with this investigation.
Transport a handgun in a Vehicle
Handgun on Person
Concealed handgun on Person
Possession of a regulated Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Thompson only)
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*
5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.
6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.
I suggest you pass this on to your entire e-list. You never know who might pay attention to it - and STAY ALIVE because of it.
The U.S. government should abolish its sanctioning of marriage, argued Cass Sunstein, President Obama's regulatory czar.
Sunstein proposed that the concept of marriage should become privatized, with the state only granting civil union contracts to couples wishing to enter into an agreement.
Sunstein explained marriage licensing is unnecessary, pointing out people stay committed to organizations like country clubs and homeowner associations without any government interference.
"Under our proposal, the word marriage would no longer appear in any laws, and marriage licenses would no longer be offered or recognized by any level of government," wrote Sunstein and co-author Richard Thaler in their 2008 book, "Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness."
In the book – obtained and reviewed by WND – Sunstein explains his approach would ensure that "the only legal status states would confer on couples would be a civil union, which would be a domestic partnership agreement between any two people."
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Government watchdogs are blasting taxpayer-funded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities that send college professors on free vacations and pay for programs on topics like the "cultural significance of the circus poster" -- just a few items on an eye-popping list of questionable NEH projects.
As if the life of a college professor weren't easy enough, millions of taxpayer dollars are going to fund monthlong vacations for sightseeing scholars in Europe and South America, part of the $144 million budget provided for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Government watchdogs say those trips are a waste of taxpayer money, and they're not alone on an eye-popping list of NEH funding for projects, including:
$400,000 for an exhibition "exploring the importance of plants as a source of inspiration for noted American poet Emily Dickinson"
$350,000 to explore the "cultural significance of the circus poster"
$725,000 to produce a two-hour documentary on the history of American whaling.
$130,000 for 16 professors to study the "truth and meaning" of life according to Aristotle
$50,000 to build a computer model of an ancient city in Pakistan complete with "animated and interactive 'inhabitants'"
"Everybody should be angry ... that federal taxpayer dollars are being used on projects at a time when we have such bigger priorities, like getting the national debt under control," said Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union.
"They're being done with tax money we don't have. We are mortgaging our future with projects people may never even see."
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By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them. Anonymous
The great question... which I have not been able to answer.... is, 'What does a woman want? Dumas
I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.Sigmund Freud
'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'ANONYMOUS
'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.'
'I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'
Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up. Patrick Murra
The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once....Nash
You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.Anonymous
My wife and I were happy for twenty years Then we met.
A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'
First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!' Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'
of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
on the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
and a word that shall echo for evermore !
For, borne on the night-wind of the past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.
Remember the "SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY"
On October 22, 2009 at approximately 5:46am, members of the Salisbury Police Department Community Action Team executed a search and seizure warrant on a residence located at 1109 Parsons Road. During the execution of the warrant, officers located a quantity of marihuana and digital scales. The following subjects were arrested and charged.
Vanessa Yonvone Stanley, 38yoa of Salisbury, MD. Charged with Possession of Marihuana and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Released to the custody of Central Booking.
Kelvin Anquon Henderson, 19yoa of Salisbury, MD. Charged with Possession of Marihuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Released to the custody of Central Booking.
Juvenile, 16yoa of Salisbury, MD. Charged with Possession of Marihuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Charged as a juvenile and released to a guardian.
Juvenile, 15yoa of Salisbury, MD. Charged with Possession of Marihuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Charged as a juvenile and released to a guardian.
On October 21, 2009 at approximately 12:46pm, officers responded to the 600 block of Roland Street for a subject trespassing. Upon arrival officers met with the complainant who advised that a black male was currently on the property and had been previously arrested for the same crime. The following subject was taken in to custody.
Taron Lee Roberts, 25yoa of Salisbury, MD. Charged with Trespassing. Released to the custody of Central Booking.
On October 22, 2009 at approximately 2:31pm, officers responded to the Delmarva Family Resources Center for a reported fight between to juvenile females. On arrival the officers met with a teacher who advised that the two females got into a verbal argument which escalated in to a physical altercation. Both juveniles were taken in to custody and charged with 2nd Degree Assault on youth reports. The juveniles were released to their respective parents.
On October 21, 2009 at approximately 1925hrs, officers were requested tot respond to Boscov’s for a shoplifter that had threatened a loss prevention officer with a knife and then fled in a vehicle. As officers responded it was learned that the suspect was driving southbound on Rt 13. The suspect’s vehicle was being followed by the loss prevention officer who was providing location information to a police dispatcher. The suspect was located in the area of Rt 13 and Columbia Rd and was initially stopped on Northwood Dr. When the officer went to make contact with the suspect, he fled again on southbound Rt 13 at a high rate of speed, disregarding several traffic control devices as well as other motorists on the roadway. The suspect lost control of the vehicle at Rt 13 and E Church St and struck the curb disabling the vehicle. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was caught after a brief foot chase. It was learned from the loss prevention officer that the suspect had entered into the store and concealed several items of clothing in a bag. The suspect was observed passing all points of sale without stopping to pay. When approached by the loss prevention officer the suspect dumped the clothing on the floor of the vestibule. The suspect then removed a razor knife from his pocket, exposing the blade, and swung the knife in the direction of the loss prevention officer’s face, narrowly missing his face. The suspect then fled from the store and entered into the vehicle. The following subject was arrested, charged and released to Central Booking.
Charles Kates, 60yoa of Machipongo, VA. Charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Theft less than $1000, Openly Wear and Carry a Dangerous Weapon and approximately 20 motor vehicle citations.
The following subjects were served with Arrest Warrants from October 21-22, 2009 and released to the custody of Central Booking.
Shatiah Lashawn Polk, 25yoa of Salisbury, MD. Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marihuana, and three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Irving Clifton Jones, 40yoa of Salisbury, MD. Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marihuana, and three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
John Edward Clayton, 20yoa of Salisbury, MD. Possession with intent to Distribute Marihuana, Possession of Marihuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Alec Koyeau Nelson, 18yoa of Martinsburg, WVa. 1st, 2nd, and 4th Degree Burglary and 2nd Degree Assault.
DeAngelo Carsear Townsend, 20yoa of Snow Hill, MD. Possession with intent to Distribute Marihuna, Possession of Marihuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
'Naw, sir', replied the redneck. 'I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish.'
'Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into yhese here ice chests and I take 'em home.
'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'
The redneck looked into the eyes of the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. It really works.'
'Ok, said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'
The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited. After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
'Well, what?', says the redneck.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?'
'The FISH!', replied the warden.
'What fish?', replied the redneck.
Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.
You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.
Mardela Middle and High School
Friday, October 30th
- Trick-or-Treating in the hallways
(each child recieves their own pirate stash bag!)
- REAL Pirate and Fairy party with treats
The National Junior Honor Society
MMHS School and Community Relations Committee
$5.00 per child
a non perishable donation please!
New Publix supermarket opened in Hudson, Florida.
It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the distant
Sound of thunder and the smell of fresh rain
When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience the scent of fresh cut hay.
In the meat department there is the aroma of charcoal grilled steaks and hotdogs.
In the liquor department, the fresh, clean, crisp smell of tapped Miller Lite.
When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the air is filled with the pleasing Aroma of bacon and eggs frying.
The bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh baked bread & cookies.
I don't buy toilet paper there anymore.