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Monday, October 03, 2011

Man Charged After Marijuana Located In Motel Room

  • Red Roof Inn, 415 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE
Date of Occurrence:
  • Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:15 a.m.
Defendant/Charges(s)/Bond Information:
  • Ugochukwu Henry-22 of Wilmington, DE
  • Possesses a Controlled Substance in Tier 5 Quantity
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Committed HRYCI $30,750.00 Cash Bond
  • (Photograph Attached)
Newark-Delaware State Troopers arrested a Wilmington man after a housekeeper discovered a large amount of marijuana while cleaning a motel room in Newark.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. last Saturday, as Troopers responded to the Red Roof Inn, Newark for a drug investigation.  Red Roof Inn management reported that housekeeping staff had located a trash bag filled with marijuana while cleaning the room of a registered guest, who was not in the room at the time.
Troopers responded to room #302 of the Red Roof Inn and made contact the registered guest of the room, Defendant Ugochukwu Henry-22 of Wilmington, as he was exiting the room.  Troopers took Henry into custody after a brief struggle.
A subsequent search of the motel room located a large trash bag containing:
  • 15 clear plastic bags containing marijuana for a combined total weight of marijuana of approximately 15.o lbs for a estimated total street value of $22,500.oo
  • Digital Scale and clear plastic bags which are used to weigh and package marijuana.

Henry was charged with the above crimes and committed to HRYCI on $30,750.00 Cash Bond.


As of October 3, 2011, The Salisbury Police Department will begin the warning phase for its speed camera program. For a period of thirty (30) days Automated Speed Enforcement Systems in the areas of East College Avenue, between John Street and Arthur Court, and Emerson Avenue, from Union Avenue to Talbot Street will be monitored for speeding. The owners of vehicles traveling more than twelve (12) miles per hour over the posted speed limit will receive a warning letter by mail notifying them of the violation. This is only a warning and there is no fee associated at this time. The Salisbury Police Department urges drivers to be alert and drive responsibly in these school zones.



Paul proving to be a force in 2012 GOP contest

McALLEN, Texas — Ron Paul, antagonist of the Federal Reserve and advocate for the gold standard, probably won’t capture the Republican presidential nomination. But with his libertarian leanings energizing a small though growing group of passionate conservatives, the quirky Texas congressman is proving to be a force in the 2012 contest.

Four months before the initial voting, Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee.

He’s empowered by unconventional but successful fundraising techniques, a more sophisticated campaign than his two previous attempts at the presidency, and a fiery message he’s preached for decades but only now is resonating with Americans concerned about the nation’s debt.

In short, he could prove dangerous for the early front-runners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.


Paul Proving To Be A Force In 2012 GOP Contest

Texas congressman could make waves in race for Republican presidential nomination

Ron Paul, antagonist of the Federal Reserve and advocate for the gold standard, probably won't capture the Republican presidential nomination. But with his libertarian leanings energizing a small though growing group of passionate conservatives, the quirky Texas congressman is proving to be a force in the 2012 contest.

Four months before the initial voting, Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee.


Bank Of America Stock Back To The "(Not So) Fantastic Fives"

As of milliseconds ago, one share of Bank of America stock is now $5.99, a level it has not seen since the apocalypse back in March 2009, and upon penetrating it, a huge volume surge followed as an avalanche of sell orders were activated. However, we are confident this will be temporary. According to largely amusing rumors, Bank of America will follow through with its expropriation procedure and withdraw $5 from longs' brokerage accounts for each share they hold, effectively doubling the market cap in the process. So you see: there is nothing to worry about. Warren: resume your bath, both literal and metaphorical.

As of milliseconds ago, one share of Bank of America stock is now $5.99, a level it has not seen since the apocalypse back in March 2009, and upon penetrating it, a huge volume surge followed as an avalanche of sell orders were activated. However, we are confident this will be temporary. According to largely amusing rumors, Bank of America will follow through with its expropriation procedure and withdraw $5 from longs' brokerage accounts for each share they hold, effectively doubling the market cap in the process. So you see: there is nothing to worry about. Warren: resume your bath, both literal and metaphorical.

Traffic Advisory - Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

Location: Providence Church Road at Line Road, Delmar, DE
Date and Time of Occurrence: Monday, October 03, 2011 at 8:10 p.m.
Delmar, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently on-scene investigating a serious motor vehicle crash in the area of Providence Church Road at Line Road, Delmar, DE.
Troopers are advising that N/B Providence Church Road is closed as the crash is being investigated. Commuters are advised to avoid the area completely and find an alternate route of travel to their destination.  Updated information will be provided as information on the crash becomes available.

The Secret Memo That Explains Why Obama Can Kill Americans

Outside the U.S. government, President Obama's order to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without due process has proved controversial, with experts in law and war reaching different conclusions. Inside the Obama Administration, however, disagreement was apparently absent, or so say anonymous sources quoted by the Washington Post. "The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials," the newspaperreported. "The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, the officials said."

VIDEO: Reagan Called For An End To ‘Crazy’ Tax Loopholes That Let Millionaires Pay Less Than Bus Drivers

When President Obama released his plan for “the Buffett rule,” which involves closing tax loopholes and ensuring that millionaires pay their fair share in taxes, he explained that “middle-class families shouldn’t be paying higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires.” “Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett,” he said.

Ever since, many Republicans have been attacking Obama for inciting “class warfare.” “It looks like the President wants tomove down the class warfare path,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). “I don’t think I would describe class warfare as leadership,” agreed Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).


Prosecutors Fight Bid to Let Reagan Shooter Hinckley Go on Weeks-Long Leave

WASHINGTON -- A proposal to let the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan go on weeks-long visits to his mother's home and live there eventually is "premature and ill conceived," government attorneys said Friday in a court document.

John Hinckley, who was found by a jury to be insane at the time of the 1981 shooting, has spent the last three decades largely confined to a Washington mental hospital. In recent years, however, he has been allowed increasing amounts of time outside the facility including multi-day visits with his family.


HS Football Game Ends In Brawl

Louisiana Hospital To Ban Odor Of Smoke On Workers' Clothes

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria will implement an anti-tobacco policy for its entire campus starting July 1 of next year, expanding the policy put in place two years ago for employees of the women's and children's areas.

The Town Talk reports the policy will prohibit the use of tobacco products by employees while on their shifts, including when they are on breaks. It also will not allow employees to work if their clothing smells like smoke.


Thousands Of Drivers Ticketed For Phone Use

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland police agencies have issued thousands of tickets to drivers for using hand-held cellphones behind the wheel in the year since a ban took effect.

Records from more than 70 police agencies in the state that participate in the Electronic Traffic Information Exchange show 4,021 warnings and 5,227 citations have been issued to drivers who failed to use a hands-free device since the ban went into effect in October 2010. More than half of those warnings and citations were issued by state troopers.

Drivers can be fined $40 for their first violations and $100 for subsequent ones. However, it is a secondary offense, meaning drivers can only be pulled over for another offense, such as running a red light.


How I Saved $1,000 In Less Than Three Months

Sacrificing small regular indulgences can add up to big savings no matter your income level. By eliminating costly habits, you can find more room in your budget to shift your resources toward more valuable ends.

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Doctors Sue Washington State For Limiting ER Visits For Medicaid Patients

In order to curb medical costs, Washington state lawmakers have capped the amount of annual "non-emergency" visits Medicaid patients can make to emergency rooms at three. Furious about the seemingly arbitrary restriction on patients' rights, a group of doctors has sued the state over the measure.

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Benedict Florist Established In 1881 Closing Their Doors Friday

Another local business will be closing their doors for good this Friday. Their Website is down and a CVS Pharmacy will soon take its place. To the Benedict Family, enjoy your retirement is good health.

Flood Of Food Imported To U.S., But Only 2 Percent Inspected

As shipments rise, many say FDA can't ensure the food that ends up on your plate is safe

At a sprawling warehouse here, two investigators from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration watched intently as 50 boxes of preserved bean curd from China were emptied into a grinding machine.

The monstrously loud apparatus worked its way through 1,800 glass bottles, grinding the glass and spewing out a stream of chunky yellow ooze that would be collected, treated and disposed of in the sewer system.


Should We Rethink Our Anti-Bullying Strategy?

On Sept. 19, news broke of yet another adolescent suicide related to bullying. The boy, Jamey Rodemeyer, was 14 years old and identified alternately as gay or bisexual.

He had withstood years of bullying, especially online. Just days after his death, many of the country's leading experts on bullying convened in Washington for the second annual National Anti-Bullying Summit.

New Nobel Winner Died 3 Days Ago


STOCKHOLM — A Canadian-born scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for his discoveries about the immune system but hours later his university said that he had been dead for three days.

The Nobel committee had been unaware of Ralph Steinman's death and it was unclear whether the prize would be rescinded because Nobel statutes don't allow posthumous awards.


Bacon Beer? 9 Wild Brews Worth Trying

The 30th Annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo., kicked off this past weekend. With over 450 breweries from 48 states featured, approximately 2,375 different beers were served to close to 50,000 attendees. Needless to say, it was a drinking party not to be missed. Joining a growing cocktail trend, brewmasters delved into the deviant side of beer by adding basil, guava, chilies, and even bacon. Here are nine breweries that went on a limb to experiment and did it well.

Self-Described "King Of Infomercials" Found Dead In Jail Cell

If, like me, you're not a stranger to scanning through the meager offerings on late-night TV, you will more than likely recognize TV pitchman Don Lapre, whose numerous get-rich-quick ads became so infamous he was spoofed on Saturday Night Live. They also landed Lapre in an Arizona jail on charges of, among other things, mail fraud and promotional money laundering. And this is where the 47-year-old was found yesterday morning, dead of an apparent suicide.

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Evidence That Chris Christie Is Nothing But A Closet Leftist

Koch brothers favorite potential presidential candidate appears to be nothing but a closet leftist. Once you scratch the surface of his record and views, it's clear that Christie is simply one big interventionist. There is no indication that Christie fears a growing government or government's paws in any part of our lives.

The record shows that Christie is Al Gore leaning when it comes to climate change:

I can’t claim to fully understand all of this. Certainly not after just a few months of study. But when you have over 90 percent of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role it’s time to defer to the experts.
He believes there should be an "orderly path to citizenship", for illegal immigrants.

Blown Away

Didn't I hear something recently about residents in Salisbury not being allowed to blow their leaves and so forth into the street?

If this is true, just what are you supposed to do with it?

California Governor Signs Bill To Stop Circumcision Bans

California's governor has signed a bill that that will prevent local governments from banning male circumcision.

Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Sunday that the Democrat signed the bill which was written in response to a ballot measure proposed in San Francisco.

A Bird In The Hand...

After a little tlc this guy was on his way.

Best Captioning Of A Photo--EVER

The 21st Century American Revolution Is Long Overdue

Thomas Jefferson once stated that "EVERY generation NEEDS a new revolution." and..."God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion."  Most Americans agree.

Unfortunately, the United States went without one for over 200 years which may have kept our corrupt politicians in order but FINALLY the rebellion is slowly but surely spreading throughout the U.S. after the GREEDY & SELFISH politicians obliterated the foundation & values of our country & oppressed the middle class (who are the BEATING "Heart & Soul" of this country) to become impoverished.

Hopefully the protests will spread like wildfires------>

Big Government Grinds An Idaho Couple Into The Mud

Read this and weep for the onetime -land of the free and home of the brave.  Watch the video to consider a human face with a government boot on their necks.  Ellen


Property Rights For Sale, Inquire With the EPA

The machinery of Big Government grinds an Idaho couple into the mud.

In 2005, Mike and Chantell Sackett bought a piece of land in Idaho, and set about building a modest home on their $23,000 lot.  The dreadful flaming eye of the Environmental Protection Agency soon turned upon them, and they were told their little half-acre parcel of land, which is located about five hundred feet away from a lake, was a federally protected wetland. 

If you’re familiar with the EPA, you can guess what happened next.  As Bloomberg Businessweekreported in April 2011:

The Sacketts say they were stunned. The owners of an excavation company, they had secured all the necessary local permits. And Chantell Sackett says that before work began, she drove two hours to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to consult with an Army Corps of Engineers official. She says the official told her orally, though not in writing, that she didn’t need a federal permit. “We did all the right things,” she says.

The EPA issued an order requiring the Sacketts to put the land back the way it was, removing the piles of fill material and replanting the vegetation they had cleared away. The property was to be fenced off and the Sacketts would be required to submit annual reports about its condition to the EPA. The agency threatened to fine them up to $32,500 a day until they complied.

There is something dreadfully wrong with our government when people who own an excavation company can get past the local permit offices, and the Army Corps of Engineers, and still “break the law” in a manner that should be punished by five-figure daily fines.

At this point, the Sacketts entered one of those delightful regulatory mazes lined with the bones of American liberty and prosperity.  Complying with the EPA’s demands would cost them an estimated $27,000, and the result would be a $23,000 slice of carefully restored, utterly useless land.  Defiance would bury them under those gigantic daily fines. 

They wanted to contest the agency’s wetlands designation in court, having obtained certifications from a biologist and a soil expert that their property was not a wetland… but discovered that only the EPA could initiate such a proceeding, and they didn’t feel like nipping over to the courthouse to get the ball rolling.

If the Sacketts wanted to jump-start the court case, why, all they had to do was plunk down a few hundred thousand dollars to buy a permit from the EPA, and when the agency denied it, everyone could repair to the courthouse and bust out their soil samples
In other words, Americans have God-given property rights, which they are free to exercise at the EPA’s convenience, provided they’re willing to fork over thirty-two thousand dollars per day while they wait.  All to determine the fate of a property worth less than one day’s non-compliance fine. 

The EPA assures us this is “reasonable,” because the fines are accrued until court actions are decided. Oh, well, that’s totally different, then!  You’re allowed to assert your property rights at the EPA’s convenience, and take your chances in court… provided you’re ready to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in accrued non-compliance fees if you lose.  That sounds like a fair and reasonable procedure for a middle-class couple trying to build a three-bedroom house on half an acre of land to follow!  It’s hard to understand why they’re complaining.  According to Businessweek, the EPA does this up to 3,000 times per year.

The Sacketts got some help from the Pacific Legal Foundation, and their case has finally arrived at the Supreme Court, four years after they started laying the foundation of their new home.  Of course, the Obama Administration opposes them, as the New York Times reports: The Obama administration stated in its brief that appeals courts have "uniformly concluded" that the Clean Water Act provisions in question do not violate the due process clause because EPA must file suit in federal court if it wants to enforce compliance.


The EPA can drop a compliance order on anyone it wants, whenever it pleases; wait as long as it wants, accruing fines at the rate of over thirty thousand dollars a day; and then bring its victims into court to play some really high-stakes poker.  Or you could just walk away from your piddly little $23,000 plot of land without a fight, pony up $27,000 to make it look nice for the EPA, and build your dream house someplace else.  That’s “due process,” just like the Founding Fathers intended!

Businessweek notes that “some environmental advocates believe the agency made a mistake in letting a case with such appealing plaintiffs reach the Supreme Court.”  So property rights and the due process of law should be reserved for “appealing” people who tug heartstrings when they file high-profile court cases?

The EPA as we know it needs to be torn down root and branch.  Maybe a court decision in the Sackett’s favor can help get that vitally needed landscaping project under way.

Update: The Pacific Legal Foundation has produced a video about the Sackett case.  It helps to see them.  These are real people, not statistics to be tallied up on the EPA's next request for a budget increase.

Watch this 5 min video about this couple's fight - its hard to believe we have a government this stupid and this harmful to its citizens

Ellen Sauerbrey

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BREAKING NEWS: Italian Court Acquits Amanda Knox

Italian appeals court acquits and orders the release of American Amanda Knox in the rape and murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Quote Of The Day 10-3-11

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt

should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered

and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed,

lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead

of living on public assistance."

- Cicero , 55 BC

So, evidently we've learned nothing in the past 2,066 years.

Makes You Think

Salary of retired US Presidents ...............$180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ..............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ......... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Average Salary of a teacher ................. $40,065
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000

I think we found where the cuts should be made!


The per person Medicare insurance premium will increase from the present monthly fee of $96.40 to:
2012 - $104.20
2013 - $120.20
2014 - $247.00
These provisions; incorporated in the Obamacare legislation, are purposely being delayed so as not to 'confuse' the general public in the 2012 re-election campaigns.

Man Ordered To Surrender Guns – Just For Blogging!

An Arizona man has filed a federal lawsuit against some of the state's top judges, claiming they're taking away his freedom of speech and right to own firearms, all because someone didn't like what he wrote on his blog.

"You can't suspend someone's constitutional rights [for blogging]," said Mike Palmer, who is bringing forth the legal action. "Everybody in America blogs or Twitters, so it's a First and Second Amendment issue."

The scenario started when Palmer, a 55-year-old Christian missionary from Phoenix, was online discussing "spiritual death" often referred to in the Bible.

2011 Little Miss Sweet Potato Queen

One Year Ago Today 10-3-10

The Foxwell's join Matt Maciarello at his fundraiser.

Blaming Wall Street Is Wrong

The Blame Wall Street meme is back. A popular movement called Occupy Wall Street is attracting attention by protesting in and around the US financial district. In this editorial, I want to examine what the protest means in a larger context.

The impulse of the demonstration is surely correct insofar as it goes. Today's monetary system is likely creating a kind of globalist society verging on feudalism. But are the fingers pointing in the right direction? I'm not so sure. We've written about this in the past, here:

Goldman-Sachs the Anti-Christ?


Three Years Ago Today 10-3-08

Meltdown - The Conclusion: "After The Fall"

Previously, we brought you parts one [3], two [4] and three [5] of the Canadian must see documentary "Meltdown." In this final episode "After the Fall", we hear about the sheikh who says the crash never happened; a Wall Street king charged with fraud; a congresswoman who wants to jail the bankers; and the world leaders who want a re-think of capitalism. As one world leader handles the crisis through denial, other leaders try to re-think capitalism. Even though the causes of the 2008 meltdown are now clear, there is no magic formula to stop it from happening again. The world has to start planning for the next crisis, even as we recognise that this one is not over yet.


Girl Scouts Pledge To Cut Down On Palm Oil In Their Delicious Cookies

Girl Scouts do more than sell cookies, as two young troopers proved with their five-year campaign to change the famous cookies' formula in the name of environmental preservation.

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BREAKING NEWS: Selloff In Stocks Picks Up Steam; Dow Down 225

The major stock-market averages are getting pummeled  Monday afternoon as big-name tech and financial stocks fall sharply. Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup are all off more than 7%, while the 30-year Treasury has surged 3 1/32 in price, its yield falling to 2.78%, the lowest since January 2009. The Dow is down 225 at 10687 and the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 are both down more than 2%.
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Mercury Has Plenty In Common With Earth

NASA's MESSENGER probe is providing a closer-than-ever look at the planet Mercury. It turns out, Mercury has plenty in common with Earth, such as lava flows, hills and valleys. But Mercury is pretty weird, too. Even though there are lava flows, no volcanoes are visible. Scientists believe the source of the lava is buried under the flow. MESSENGER — which stands for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft — looped around the inner solar system 15 times over six years before beginning its orbits around the planet on March 18.

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Snuggle Up Co-Workers

It's about to get a lot cozier in some federal offices. A House committee is lowering the limit on the average square footage workers will get under new office leases, Federal Times reports. The new average will be 157 square feet — down 20 percent from the 200 square feet limit in effect for a decade. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has the final say-so over leases negotiated by the General Services Administration. The calculation for personal space includes most common areas such as conference rooms and cafeterias. However, it does not include restrooms, closets and stairwells. A new lease at 1800 G Street in Northwest Washington, D.C., gives State, Justice and VA workers 155 square feet each. New leases for the State Department will give workers 156. A lease in New York will give Homeland Security Department workers a stingy 138 square feet per person.

BREAKING NEWS: Selling Picks Up Momentum in Afternoon Trading; Dow Tumbles 170

Wall Street turned sharply lower on Monday afternoon after a slew of news regarding big-name companies, coupled with continued fears over Greece’s ability to stave off a default, spooked market participants, setting off a broad flight from equities.  As of 1:30 p.m. ET, the Dow was off 170 points, or 1.6%, and the S&P 500 was down 1.8%, while the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.8% from 1.919%.

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We're The Energy Department And We Don't Give A Crap

Undeterred by the Solyndra scandal, the Energy Department has approved $4.9 billion in loan guarantees to solar power projects. The department beat the end of the fiscal year by hours, and the bulk of the money went to projects in California. They include a 250-megawatt photovoltaic plant in San Luis Obispo and a 230 megawatt plant in North Los Angeles County. One loan guarantee covers the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roofs of buildings in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Energy is also backing a cellulose ethonol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, not far from Dodge City. In the Solyndra case, the company went bankrupt and laid off 1,000 workers after accepting $535 million in federal loan guarantees.

It Was A Year End Blow-Out

Federal agencies rushed to award their unused spending authority to beat the end of fiscal 2011 last Friday. The Energy Department finalized at least half a dozen loan guarantees to solar power projects, while the Education department awarded remaining grant money to encourage minority enrollment in colleges and universities. Even the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation — which manages water resources in the west — beat the deadline by awarding $7.4 million to a Baltimore company to construct buildings in Nevada.

Queenstown Petting Zoo Golf Course

Want to try something different, like I did last Friday. While no one noticed, I snuck away last Friday to play a round of Golf in Queenstown. Little did I know I'd run across all kinds of wildlife, including a Fox that was tame enough to pet.

One thing is for sure, IF you happen to carry a camera with you there's no question you can easily capture the beauty the Eastern Shore provides. It was a perfect day, for me, anyway.

Too Windy To Work On Monument

It was too windy for engineers to keep working on the Washington Monument last week, the National Park Service said in a release. The service will reassess the conditions today. The engineers will rappel down the outside of the monument to inspect for earthquake damage. On Saturday, one of the rappelling engineers was blown about 30 feet off the monument's face by a strong gust of wind. He wasn't hurt, but that forced the team to make changes to the safety plan. The exterior inspection began on Wednesday.

FAA Workers Furloughed In Shutdown Get Back Pay

The nearly 4,000 workers who were furloughed in a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration were told in an email that they will receive back pay.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 4,000 workers who were furloughed in a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration this summer were told Friday in an email that they will receive back pay.

The back pay will be in the workers' Oct. 18 paychecks, according to a copy of the email from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

The FAA said in a separate statement that it's using authority provided in a bill passed by Congress in August ending the shutdown to award the back pay. The agency was forced to partially shut down after Congress allowed its operating authority to lapse in a partisan dispute between the House and Senate.

The money will come from an aviation trust fund that partially funds FAA programs, including construction and safety grants to airports.


Downtown Salisbury More Secure Then You Thought

Property owners are taking it upon themselves to step up security throughout the Downtown area but even more so on the Downtown Plaza.

As you can see from the images above, not much can go on 24/7 without businesses having some kind of footage.

What's scary to me is that grant money has been provided to the City of Salisbury and the Salisbury Police Department but not many of their cameras are operational, yet.

I can tell you that I will provide security from my end of the Plaza in the very near future, joining forces with other Downtown businesses. We want it secure for our tenants and residents. That day has come.

Local Farm Bureaus, Del. Poultry Industry Support Hudson Family

Fill In The Blank 10-03-11

My favorite music Artist/Group is _____.

Copper Thieves Caused Wednesday’s Outage

BERLIN -- Wednesday’s brief but expansive power outage from Bethany to Ocean City and from West Ocean City to Berlin was allegedly caused by copper thieves who cut about 250 feet of wire from two sub-stations in nearby Delaware. Around 1:26 p.m. on Wednesday, the power went out across a large section of Delmarva from Bethany Beach to Berlin and practically everywhere in between, setting off a collective groan from area residents weary of chronic outages from storms and failing systems....



Watch, and let this sink in!
The person in this video is a professor (Ph.D.) at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. He has a different view on what Obama is doing to Arizona.
Must be why he's rated highly by his students - 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. This may be the best video produced on the illegal alien problems that are being experienced.

Snow Possible In Western Maryland Tonight

But little to no accumulation expected

Western Maryland residents may see snow overnight, as forecasters are calling for a possibility of snow mixed with rain.

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for a possibility of snow in higher elevations in Garrett County. Temperatures were hovering just above freezing.




Bank of America Backlash: Consumers React to Debit Card Fee

Barely 72 hours later, it seems that Bank of America’s decision to charge customers $5 a month to use their debit cards is rapidly becoming a New Coke-level blunder. Consumers have taken to the blogosphere in droves to vent their displeasure, and the bank’s already-battered stock dropped by more than 3.5 percent on Friday.

Bank of America’s website was plagued with glitches through most of the day on Friday, and bloggers report continued sporadic outages throughout the weekend.

Wall Street Protesters Dress as Zombies

(NEW YORK) — Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other issues in New York City are dressing as corporate zombies and greeting Wall Street workers as they head into the office.

Patrick Bruner, a spokesman for the group, says Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are being urged to dress in business wear with white faces and blood, and will march while eating monopoly money. He says financial workers should see them "reflecting the metaphor of their actions."


Christie Quiet But A Decision Could Come ‘Within Days’

As the political world awaits his decision, Chris Christie has been keeping a close counsel of family and a small group of trusted advisors. I have been told to expect his decision within days — but nothing more specific than that.

Two top Republican donors — people who would be called into action to help with the herculean task of raising the money Christie would need to mount a campaign on such short notice — tell me they have heard nothing from Christie. As one emailed this afternoon, “Major donors are teed up, but still no word.”


Today's Survey Question 10-3-11

With Milk rising to almost $5.00 a gallon recently, what was your old monthly grocery bill vs your current one?

Help US Educate YOUR Children In OUR Community

Wicomico County Public Schools "Help US Educate YOUR Children in OUR Community"

Who: ALL Wicomico Residents

What: Community Budget Awareness Meeting

Where: Parkside High Auditorium

When: Tuesday, October 4th, 6:30 PM

Why: To share with you - the 3-year budget forecast for WCBOE potential cuts in programs service, with impact on schools, students and the community how YOU can provide input for the development of the FY2012-13 budget how YOU can support Wicomico Schools in the effort to secure funding for an outstanding education for the children in Wicomico County

Cheney: Obama Should 'Correct' Criticism Of Bush's Anti-Terror Tactics

Washington (CNN) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now reverse past criticism of former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists.

Al-Awlaki -- an American whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world -- was killed Friday in Yemen, according to U.S. and Yemeni government officials.

Steven Speilberg To Stop By Va. Governor's Mansion

WASHINGTON - Hollywood meets Virginia politics Monday night when Gov. Bob McDonnell hosts a reception for acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
The reception at the governor's mansion in Richmond will mark the first time Spielberg and McDonnell will meet, says Rita McClenny, director of the Virginia Film Office.
McClenny says the gathering is a way to welcome the filmmaker to the state.


The Secret to Staying Married

Ever wonder the secret to staying happily married? Why some people make it look so easy, while you're feeling like you're in a struggle for your life? A new book,The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What it Really Takes to Stay Married rounds up a diverse cast of happily married characters who have the tenacity and audacity to make their marriages work.

We sat down with the book's author, Iris Krasnow, who calls her book "an antidote for divorce" and asked her to spill her own secrets of wedded bliss.


Salads Are Nice, But Burgers Are What Sell

Americans talk skinny but eat fat. No matter that First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade for a year and a half to slim down the country. When Americans eat out, we order burgers and fries anyway.

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Lobbyists In On 'Super' Secrets

Want the inside scoop on the supercommittee? Ask a lobbyist.

Reporters and government watchdog groups are up in arms over the secrecy surrounding the committee, tasked with cutting at least $1.2 trillion from the nation’s deficit, which has met more frequently in secret than publicly and has rejected calls to disclose its donors and post its documents online.


Payday Lending Bankrolls Auto Racer's Fortune

Scott Tucker has made his fortune running a payday lending operation online, sheltered from liability through his partnerships with tribal groups that can't be sued in state court. (Tucker says it's the tribal groups that actually own the operation.) Either way, the business charges nearly 800 percent interest on its loans, and five states have tried to shut it down.


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UK Tabloid Paid Spies For Scoops

News of the World didn't just pay private investigators to hack into the cell phones of people they wanted to write about -- they also paid spies at rival papers to steal their competitors' stories. A mild-mannered secretary at one rival tabloid was actually feeding scoops to NotW for about $375 a week.

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Bloomberg: 'We'll See' How Long Wall Street Protests Are Allowed To Continue

In his weekly radio interview on the John Gambling show on Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he believes the Occupy Wall Street protesters are misguided for targeting banks.
"The protesters are protesting against people who make $40-50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet. That's the bottom line," he said.
"And people in this day and age need support for their employers. If the banks don't go out and make loans we will not come out of our economic problems, we will not have jobs so anything we can do that's responsible to help the banks do that is what we need."