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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Mother Arrested After Abandoning Child On US13

·         US13 South Dupont Highway at Federal School Lane , New Castle, DE

Date of Occurrence:
·         Friday, October 7, 2011 at approximately 10:35 p.m.

·         7 year old male

Suspect/Charges/Bond Information:
·         Nicole F. Evans-32 of New Castle, DE (Photograph not available)
·         Endangering the Welfare of a Child
·         Released on $500.00 Secured Bond

New Castle-The Delaware State Police have arrested a 32 year old New Castle woman after she left her 7 year old son on the side of the road after a domestic incident, and was then located by a passerby approximately one mile away from his residence.

The incident occurred on Friday, October 7, 2011 at approximately 10:35 p.m. after a passerby observed the 7 year old boy walking alone southbound on the unlit shoulder of northbound US13, in the area of Federal School Lane and contacted State Police. 

The investigation revealed that Defendant Nicole F. Evans-32 of New Castle was traveling in her car with her 7 year old son on their way home from a friend’s house. Nicole F. Evans was angry with him over a previous domestic argument with the child. She pulled the vehicle over at an unknown location and told the child that she did not want him anymore, and to exit the vehicle and walk home by himself.

Approximately one hour after the child was found by the passerby, Troopers were able to identify and locate Evans at her residence at the Castle Brook Apartments, 500 block of South Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE.  During this one hour time period, Evans made no attempt to contact 911 to report her child missing.
Evans was arrested and charged with the above crime, arraigned and released on $500.00 Secured Bond.  The Division of Family Services was notified and the 7 year old was turned over to family members.  The child was not injured as a result of this incident.

Are Some Foods Worth Eating Any More?

$3.99 for a half dozen store bought doughnuts, seriously?

How about a gallon of milk at almost $5.00 a gallon. 


Health Care

The subject of health care today is a myriad menu of choices to be made at different times of our lives. I have had my share of health issues this year and have come to the conclusion that all the advertisements about “supplemental health care” are just to separate you from your money. Yes, a catastrophic issue is expensive, but the payments every month just about match your share of the cost. Medicare has paid everything but small charges from every doctor and the hospital. These all do not add up to what the premiums would have been had I had “supplemental health care”.
This brings me to the historic history of health care. One hundred years ago, if you got sick, you went to a doctor and for a nominal fee got fixed up (or not). There were many illnesses that are probably the same as we have today, but they had very different names. I have a post card from 1884 that was sent from the Solon Conclave No. 23, I. O. H. in Salisbury notifying members of the deaths of two of its members. One died from Bright’s disease and the other passed away due to “brain fever”. Bright’s disease was the diagnosis for all the diseases associated with the kidneys. They used to treat them all the same way, which was usually followed by death. Now we have practically eliminated the name and treat the different ailments of the kidneys in different ways, usually successful. Times sure have changed for the better in this regard.
When I was a little boy, I was treated by Dr. William Morgan. He would make house calls in those days of the late 1940’s and didn’t have much use for mothers. He was there to treat the patient, the child, and knew what needed to be done. He was brusque but efficient and I was one of his first patients in Salisbury as well as being red-headed like him. We got along fine, except when he gave me a needle one time and I told him I hated him. It never fazed him. He took my tonsils out when I was five. This was the first time I had been away from home. My mother showed great concern and made sure I had all my favorite things to go to the hospital with me. The two nurses in the children’s ward were both family friends and I knew them both. Mom assured me that they would take good care of me and wondered if I would be all right. I tried to appear satisfied with my surroundings and my mother left me. She recalled years later that as she was walking down the hall after having left me in the capable care of the nurses she heard my little voice call out, “Not my pants”. I lost them as well as my tonsils and that was my only experience with the hospital until this year.
My grandmother had an operation in 1924 that left a bad memory. She was home recuperating for almost a year. My mother missed a whole year of school because she had to stay home and take care of her. There was no home health care like they have today. Then in the early 1950’s her doctor told her that she had something going on in her and he might have to do exploratory surgery. Remembering her past unpleasant experience, she told him, “If there’s a snake in there, let him be”. She didn’t have the operation and lived another 30 years, finally dying at 98 in 1986. Her advice to me was to not go to a doctor because “that’s what they’re there for – to find something wrong with you”.
The family doctor usually had the answer to any medical question you might have had. There are general practitioners now but they usually refer you to a “specialist” that costs you even more. There are no more house calls by doctors, but the home health care system they have now provides you with a registered nurse that is just as good as the old doctor’s visit. We shouldn’t complain. Many of the things that are fixed now would have killed us years ago. So, I guess things have gotten better.

Today's Survey Question 10-8-11

Are you as happy as I am, (even as a republican) to see Sarah Palin stepping away from the Presidential race for 2012?

Another Postal Worker Caught Stealing Netflix DVDs

It's been over five years since we first wrote about postal workers being busted for detouring Netflix DVDs into their own private stashes, and yet there are apparently still some USPS staffers out there who think they can steal more than 100 DVDs and not have it set off alarm bells.

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OWN Staffers Worried Cable Net Is Oprah Winfrey's Next 'Beloved'-Like Flop, Source Says

Has Oprah Winfrey lost the Midas touch?

With Winfrey’s OWN cable channel sinking in the ratings, the talk show titan has been forced to star in not just one, but two new OWN shows. 

In addition to hosting “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” a daily gabfest set to debut in January, Winfrey's presence in a nightly repackaging of old episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” has also been greatly expanded.

“‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ was originally named ‘Encore,’” a source close to the network tells FOX News.

“Originally, ‘Encore’ was going to be a basic, no-frills ‘best of’ repackaging of the Oprah Winfrey Show, with simple voiceover commentary from Oprah. With the numbers for OWN being so horrible, Discovery insisted that Oprah have more of a presence on the network. So they’re scrambling."


'Simpsons' To Return For 24th And 25th Seasons

After tense negotiations with the voice acting cast for a renewal, Fox announced Friday afternoon that the longest running comedy in history will return for a 24th and 25th season.

Don't Forget The Melson Power Show TODAY

Coalition Of Protesters March D.C. Streets

Protesters who camped out on Pennsylvania Avenue were joined by labor unions, veterans, and a panoply of other causes in another day of demonstrations around the nation's capital.

A mix of political and social action groups are taking part in Friday's demonstrations.

An anti-war group left Freedom Plaza mid-morning and headed up 15th Street to the White House. Thus far protests have been peaceful - officers have blocked roadways for the marchers, but made no arrests. Once the anti-war protesters arrived in front of the White House, the group chanted and played drums, before moving on to the World Bank.


Former Obama Fundraiser Pushed For Solyndra Loan

Energy official had pledged to recuse himself because of his wife's law firm ties

An Energy Department adviser and former fundraiser for President Barack Obama pushed for a California solar company to receive a half-billion federal loan, despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife's law firm represented the company, newly released emails show.

The emails show that Steve Spinner, a former Obama fundraiser who helped monitor a clean energy loan guarantee program, was more actively involved in a loan for Solyndra LLC than administration officials have acknowledged.

Also revealed in the emails: A top Treasury Department official complained that the Energy Department was keeping her agency in the dark about Solyndra's precarious financial situation.

Bank Of America Cuts 20 Maryland Jobs

Twenty employees at the Bank of America home loans office at 5300 Westview Drive will lose their jobs beginning Nov. 7.

Scott Wallace, manager of the Dislocated Workers Service Unit, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, said the state was notified on Sept. 27 of the personnel cuts.

"They are the only cuts in Maryland by Bank of America," Wallace said Friday. Bank of America said it is cutting 30,000 jobs in the next two years.


Md. Woman Freed, Not Charged In Toddler Abduction

Tiara Monique-Williams Released From Police Custody

Howard County police said a 23-year-old woman who was arrested for abducting a friend's 16-month-old child in Columbia has been released without prosecution.
Tiara Monique-Williams was arrested Thursday afternoon in Suitland at the home of a relative. Police said the toddler's mother reported the abduction. In a Thursday afternoon news release, it was stated that Monique-Williams would be charged.

Former Rep. Kratovil Applies For Judgeship

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Former Rep. Frank Kratovil has applied for a judgeship in Queen Anne's County.

Kratovil, who now works in the Prince George's County state's attorney's office, is one of five people who have applied to replace Judge John Clark, who is retiring.

Kratovil, a Democrat who was Queen Anne's County's state's attorney before he won his congressional seat, lost his re-election bid in last year to Republican Andy Harris.


Fugitive Sweep Nabs Federal Drug Suspect

County police searching for repeat criminals in the region recently captured one of three men wanted in a federal drug case centered in Baltimore.

Authorities captured William Robinson on Sept. 21. He remains in federal custody; federal officials would not reveal where he is being held.

No other court dates have been set in the criminal proceeding against Robinson, who was named in a federal indictment last month charging 15 people in the operation of a drug distribution organization in Baltimore.


A Letter To The Editor 10-8-11

Dear Joe,
Let me start by saying that I agree with G.A. Harrison and believe that we need an elected school board in Wicomico County. I attended the budget meeting for the Wicomico County BOE and I must say I was a little confused by the information given at the meeting.  First thing is I don't really understand why they would think of cutting a teaching position before any of the administrative positions. Most of the schools (if not all of them) have more than one Vice Principle. Why do they need more than one, and why would a Vice Principle keep their job over a teacher when the most important person in a child's education is the teacher? Also why does the Superintendent need two Personal Assistants? I don't think even one is necessary. These are just a few positions that could be done away with instead of taking teachers and technology from our children.

Second, there was a comment made that Pre-K was a non-funded government mandated program. I may be wrong by I think there is specific monies set aside from our taxes that go specifically to the Pre-K program to assist the underprivileged children (Thornton Commission), and I also believe that Delaware pays to Maryland for that program because Delmar, DE children attend school on the Maryland side. I believe the best way to cut the budget is to skim the fat from the top. Leave the teachers, class sizes, number of schools etc. alone. The school board at this point will pretend to listen to what the community has to say and then turn around and do what is best for them not our children. I felt as though they were blowing smoke you know where. I feel that if the community can make an impact with the county council that urges the council to have elected school board officials then maybe the irresponsible spending and unreasonable budget cuts will dramatically decline.

Its That Time Of Year Again

Coal Plants To Be Closed, Electricity To Go Up

This will certainly help the raising the cost of energy to everyone! I'm sure the "green weenies" demanding these shut downs will be delighted to pay more for electricity for their "Volts". Obama is the worst mistake America has ever made.
“So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”
– Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008

 EPAs 28 GW Assault on Coal

The United States has the world’s largest coal resources. In fact we have 50 percent more coal than Russia, the country with the next largest reserves. But coal use in the United States is under assault.

Before becoming President, Barak Obama promised to bankrupt coal companies. As President, he has tried various strategies to force Americans to use less coal. After failing to pass a national energy tax (cap-and-trade), the President vowed to continue his attack on coal stating, there is “more than one way to skin a cat.”

Currently, EPA is leading the Obama administration’s assault on coal with a number of new regulations. Two of the most important are the “transport rule” and the “toxics rule” (Utility MACT). Combined, these regulations will systematically reduce access to affordable and reliable energy. According to our report:
  • EPA Regulations Will Close At Least 28 GW of Generating Capacity
EPA modeling and power-plant operator announcements show that EPA regulations will close at least 28 gigawatts (GW) of American generating capacity, the equivalent of closing every power plant in the state of North Carolina or Indiana. Also, 28 GW is 8.9 percent of our total coal generating capacity.
  • Current Retirements Almost Twice As High As EPA Predicted
EPA’s power plant-level modeling projected that Agency regulations would close 14.5 GW of generating capacity.  That number rises to 28 GW when including additional announced retirements related to EPA rules, almost twice the amount EPA projected.  Moreover, this number will grow as plant operators continue to release their EPA compliance plans.
  • Announced and Projected Retirements Higher Than Worst Case Scenarios
Analysis by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the entity in charge of grid reliability, projected that EPA’s Transport Rule and Toxics Rule would close 20 GW of generating capacity.  This list indicates that at least 28 GW will retire.  EPA’s Transport Rule and Toxics Rule push U.S. energy security past the NERC worst case scenario.
  • EPA’s New Regulations Will Hit States Trying To Get Back On Their Feet
Current announcements and EPA projections indicate that EPA regulations have a dramatic impact on states reeling from economic hardship.
  • Ohio: 2,894 MW retired, 8.6% of state total generating capacity.
  • West Virginia: 2,448 MW retired, 14% of state total generating capacity.
  • Indiana: 2,168 MW retired, 7.5% of state total generating capacity.
  • Tennessee: 1,376 MW retired, 6.2% of state total generating capacity.
  • Missouri: 1,325 MW retired, 6.3% of state total generating capacity.
  • Wisconsin:  902 MW retired, 5% of state total generating capacity.
You can download the excel document by clicking here: Announced and EPA Projected Power Plant Retirements

Cardinals Advance To NLCS

St. Louis Cardinals beat Philadelphia Phillies to advance to the National League Championship Series.

Salisbury Police Department Press Release

On October 7, 2011 at approximately 1:04 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police responded to a residence on the two hundred (200) block of Walston Avenue for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival the officers met with a victim who advised that an unknown suspect had made entry into her apartment and had damaged her clothing. The suspect advised that under garments were removed from storage and were placed in a central location where they were damaged. The suspect also took electronics from the apartment. This burglary is under investigation.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165 or to contact Crime Solvers of Delmarva at 410-548-1776. Information may be left at both location anonymously.
CC # 201100039398

Bands Take The Field Saturday, Oct. 15 For The 2011 Delmarvacade Of Bands

Lights. Music. Marching. One of the most exciting and uplifting nights of the marching band season is coming up Saturday, Oct. 15, when Parkside High School and the Parkside Band Boosters present the 2011 Delmarvacade of Bands at Wicomico County Stadium.

High school marching bands from throughout the region – including the top three bands in Chapter IX, the chapter in which Wicomico County bands compete -- will fill Wicomico County Stadium that night. Spectators will enjoy the exciting sights and sounds of the field shows as bands tune up for the impending championship events.

Between bands, parents, and spectators, the Delmarvacade is expected to draw thousands of people to the stadium on Oct. 15 (rain date is Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.). Bands will compete on Oct. 15 starting at 6:30 p.m., with each band performing the kind of field show people are accustomed to seeing at halftime of football games. Each performance will last seven to 12 minutes, and a new band will take the field about every 15 minutes.

The event is sponsored by Parkside High School and its Band Boosters. It will be adjudicated by professional judges of the National Judges Association. Bands will be judged on every aspect of their field show, including both musical and visual elements, individual and group elements, as well as the overall general effect of the show. Each band will receive a score based on a 100-point scale, and a trophy.

Bands will compete in four categories, depending on the number of instrumentalists in the band. Parkside High and Bennett are in Group 3 and Wicomico is in Group 2. Parkside, as host, will perform in exhibition. There will be an awards ceremony at the end of the night.

Marching bands often stay all evening, even after they have competed. "They support each other, even though they are rivals," says Gary Beauchamp, supervisor of fine and performing arts for Wicomico schools and the founder of the event in 1977. Students know they are competing not just against each other, but against their own previous performances, trying to make this one just a little bit better.

Admission to Delmarvacade of Bands is $5. A program detailing the participants, with a score sheet to keep track of how the bands are doing, is $5. The Parkside Band Boosters will donate $1 from each program sold to Women Supporting Women of Salisbury.

For information call Kevin Zaczkiewicz, Parkside High School band director, at 410-677-5161.

Today's Weather- 10/08/11




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