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Friday, March 02, 2012

Common Price Tag Gimmicks Retailers Use To Lure You In

JCPenney's campaign to revitalize the brand, which includes celebrity commercial star Ellen DeGeneres and a redesigned logo, will continue this week with items priced at round numbers, like $20 instead of $19.99 this week. So what's the big idea behind how retailers price items? Of course, every tag is aimed at convincing you to buy that item. Let's check out some other common tricks.


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Troopers Apprehend Homicide Fugitive


Location: Rubeon May Drive, Felton, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday March 1, 2012 at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:

Daniel C. Harris, 25, Milford, DE (Photo Attached)
Fugitive From Another State (Pennsylvania)

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to JTVCC on $1,000,000.00 cash bail.

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Felton, DE- The Delaware State Police have apprehended a fugitive wanted out of Pennsylvania for Criminal Homicide.

Daniel C. Harris, 25, was arrested last night shortly after 9:00 p.m. when he was observed walking around Woodland Manor on Rubeon May Drive south of Felton. Upon locating Harris, he initially attempted to flee on foot, but was captured a short time later.

Information was received through Department of Corrections (Probation and Parole) that Harris was wanted by Harrisburg City Police Department in Pennsylvania for Criminal Homicide.

Harris was arraigned at JP2 for the Fugitive From Another State charge and was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $1,000,000.00 cash bail.

Gay Hotel, THE OUT NYC, Open For Business In New York City

On a recent afternoon, construction was brisk and the excitement was palpable at 510 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, the site of THE OUT NYC, a sleek, three-story structure with a glass façade that its creators say will be the first gay hotel in New York City.

The 105-room boutique hotel, located between 10th and 11th Avenues in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, close to Chelsea, Times Square and the Theater District, opens its doors on March 1.

“I had a vision five years ago,” to create a gay hotel that would be conveniently located, said Ian Simpson Reisner, a managing partner of Parkview Developers, which owns THE OUT NYC, but would also “be a relaxing home base resort-style retreat where guests can stay, eat and play.”

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Tensions Raise Specter Of Gas At $5 A Gallon

HOUSTON — Gasoline for $5 a gallon? The possibility is hardly far-fetched.

With no clear end to tensions with Iran and Syria and rising demand from countries like China, gas prices are already at record highs for the winter months — averaging $4.32 in California and $3.73 a gallon nationally on Wednesday, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. As summer approaches, demand for gasoline rises, typically pushing prices up around 20 cents a gallon.

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Calif. Teacher Resigns After Leaving Family For Student

Modesto police are investigating if there’s a criminal case against a former high school teacher who resigned his job to move into an apartment with an 18-year-old girl he met while teaching.

James Hooker, 41, was placed on administrative leave Feb. 3 by Modesto City Schools and resigned less than three weeks later, according to a report at the Modesto Bee.

The newspaper reports that the man, who had taught business and computer classes, left his wife and children, to move in with Jordan Powers, an Enochs High School senior whom he met when she was a freshman at the school. One of Hooker's children also attends the same high school.

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New Mexico Man Registers Dog To Vote Using Fake Name, Social Security Number

A dog is man's best friend — and now he can even accompany him to the voting booth.

An Albuquerque, N.M., resident has successfully registered his dog to vote in Bernalillo County, he told KOB-TV.

The dog’s owner said he used fake information to sign Buddy up at a voter registration booth at the University of New Mexico.

“I made up a birthdate and I made up a Social Security number, and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later,” he told the TV station after receiving the card in the mail on Wednesday.

The man, who doesn't actually plan to vote using Buddy’s name, said he was only trying to prove that there are problems with the registration system.

“They should verify,” he told KOB-TV. “Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took a look at exactly who it was.

Comedian Jodi Miller

Changes To Maryland Public Defender Law Passed

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates on Thursday passed measures to repeal a Maryland law requiring poor defendants to have a public defender present when they appear before district court commissioners, who decide bail and whether a defendant is detained after arrest.

The Senate passed its version of the bill 45-1, and the House passed a measure on a 133-0 vote.

Lawmakers are working to address a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling earlier this year that defendants must have an attorney present during appearances before court commissioners. Compliance with the ruling could cost tens of millions of dollars, if the law isn't changed.

While changing the law so attorneys would not have to be present at the initial appearance before a commissioner, the measures also seek to significantly reduce the number of people who would be detained after arrest.

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Muslim to WND: 'Our agents will eliminate you'


A Muslim who claims to represent an organization of Islamic nations, a group advocating for an Islamic caliphate, has threatened to eliminate WND and its employees “within America” and kill U.S. soldiers if it does not respond appropriately to his demands to alter its news reporting.

“If you do not comply then WND and it’s (sic) employees will become targets for our UIA agents who will eliminate you within America,” said an email today from Faarooq al Mohammedi, who has said he is working on behalf of a Muslim organization called United Muslim Nations International organization.

Although the potential for the threat is unclear, since Mohammedi appears to be located in or near South Africa, WND has turned over the information to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

The email, sent to an address for a WND staff member, said, “If you think this is a joke then an example shall be made. I’m asking you again very nicely, the choice is yours … U.S. soldiers killed en mass in the Middle East or yourselves (sic) become Targets (sic) within American and trust me we are very capable of conducting such an operation but we place emphasis on Peace.”

Mohammedi originally contacted WND, warning the news agency to “moderate” its reporting on issues involving Islam because of the way Muslims may react. He later implied a threat, saying, “There’s an easy and peaceful way in which people can come to terms based on common grounds of mutual respect and there’s the other way and it’s called silence.”

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Wicomico High School's Basket Bags Bucks Bingo Tomorrow


PTSA/Senior Class 2012
March 3rd, 2012
Doors and Kitchen Open 5:30pm, Games Begin 6:30pm
NO OUTSIDE FOOD or DRINKS ALLOWED as food is available for purchase IN Café

Game prizes:
Cindy Tote Dark Denim
$125 CASH
Thirty-One Skirt Purse
Golden Fields Vase Set
$125 CASH
Large Utility in Aqua Spirals
Golden Fields Long Market Set
$125 CASH
Organizing Utility in Awesome Blossom
Crimson 14" Basket Set
Casual Cargo Purse
$125 CASH
Picnic Thermal with About Town Blanket
12’ Sweetheart Basket Set w/Lid
$125 CASH
City Weekender Tote
Hanging Seasons Basket Set
$125 CASH
XXL Utility Tote Set
Small Berry Basket Set

***ALL BASKETS ARE FILLED WITH GOODIES***
SPECIAL BINGO – Large Stowaway Basket Set in Crimson w/ Crimson Hill Throw

Raffles: just to name a few…

All raffles must be purchased and drawn the night of …
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For further information call the school ( 410-677-5146) or contact seniors advisors: Mrs. Trisha Pippin tpippin@wcboe.org agenga@wcboe.org.
MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PLAY
The Longaberger (Co. or Thirty One Does not have any sponsorship affiliation with this event.
Great Bingo/Auction with lots of door prizes, gift certificates, gifts, 50/50 and raffles. Come out for a fun filled night of food and fellowship.
Laptop Computer
Laptop Case Grey quilted
Leather Medium Purse with Scarf w/ Soft Wallet
5th Avenue Purse

Ohio Man Accused of Prostituting Adopted Boy

TROY, Ohio (AP) — A 10-year-old boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly had sex with him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn't want to be taken from his home or separated from his new siblings.

The adoptive father has been charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail Thursday on rape charges.

Federal and local law enforcement officials said they're widening the investigation into child sexual exploitation allegations against the father, who worked out of his home as an insurance claims adjuster. His name is being withheld by The Associated Press to protect the children's identities.

Troy police said they impounded the father's truck and seized four laptops from the home and a video camera and two wooden paddles from the master bedroom.

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No. 1 Bestselling Christian Author on 'Coast to Coast'

WASHINGTON – Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger,” the No. 1 bestselling Christian book in America, and the inspiration behind “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” a new WND video documentary, will be a guest for two hours this Sunday night/Monday morning on “Coast to Coast with George Noory.”

Cahn makes the case that America is following a pattern established by ancient Israel in ignoring warnings from God about impending judgment. His research has captured the imaginations of millions of Americans, propelling his book to the top of the Christian and secular charts. “The Harbinger” has been in the top 10 of the New York Times bestsellers since January.

Coast to Coast AM airs on more than 560 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam, and is heard by nearly 3 million weekly listeners. It is the most listened to overnight radio program in North America.
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GM Suspending Chevy Volt Production Due To Low Demand


General Motors will suspend Chevrolet Volt production from March 19th to April 23rd in order to bring supply of the plug-in hybrid car in line with demand, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Chevrolet sold 1,023 Volts in February, which up from 603 in January, but far from the 60,000-unit annual output originally planned for when the car was launched in December, 2010. Less than 8,000 Volts were sold in all of 2011.

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CHARGES FILED AGAINST SUSPECT IN SHOOTING OF WICOMICO CO. DEPUTY

(CAMBRIDGE, MD) – Maryland State Police have filed criminal charges against the suspect who is alleged to have wounded a Wicomico County deputy yesterday when warrant task force members attempted to arrest the suspect in Cambridge.

The accused is identified as Tavone A. Dobson, 22, of no fixed address in Cambridge, Md. After consultation with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Police homicide investigators charged Dobson late last night with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, assault on a law enforcement officer, and use of a handgun in commission of a felony. The eight outstanding warrants for Dobson were either served on him or detainers were filed, including a fugitive warrant from Delaware.

Dobson was taken before a court commissioner for a bond hearing. He was incarcerated without bond in the Dorchester County Detention Center.

The incident began at about 9:30 yesterday when members of a U.S. Marshals Service warrant task force went to a residence in the 800-block of Hubbard Street in Cambridge after obtaining information Dobson was there. Officers had eight outstanding warrants for Dobson from multiple jurisdictions.

Dobson surrendered to police at about 1:00 p.m. yesterday after a stand-off of more than two hours during which the suspect exchanged gunfire with a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was wounded in the arm. The suspect also fired multiple times from the residence he was in at police officers surrounding the home.
No other officers were injured in the incident. The accused was not injured.

State Police investigators and crime scene technicians remained on the scene in Cambridge today continuing to process the area for evidence. The investigation is continuing.

Michael Savage: Was Breitbart Assassinated?

Noting that the cause of Andrew Breitbart’s unexpected death yesterday was being examined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, talk-radio host Michael Savage raised the question of whether the conservative media powerhouse – who recently announced he had videos that could politically damage President Obama – was murdered.

On his top-rated show today, Savage played an audio clip of Breitbart telling an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month that he had obtained videos that shed light on Obama’s ties to radicals in the early 1980s who helped propel him to the presidency.

“Maybe my overly active imagination kicked into overdrive,” Savage told his listeners of his decision to raise the question. “But you heard what Breitbart said – he has videos … we’re going to vet the president.”

Breitbart reportedly was walking near his home in Brentwood, Calif., just after midnight this morning when he collapsed. A neighbor saw him fall and called 911. Emergency crews tried to revive him and rushed him to the emergency room at the UCLA Medical Center.

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Virginia's Senate Passes Tougher Juvenile Drug Measure

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Juveniles facing a third conviction for serious drug offenses would be tried as adults under legislation approved by the Virginia Senate.

Del. Terry Kilgore's bill passed 26-14 Thursday. It now goes back to the House of Delegates for consideration of amendments added by a Senate committee.

Democratic Sen. Donald McEachin of Henrico County opposed the bill. He said juveniles charged with serious drug offenses already can be tried as adults if a judge decides it's appropriate. McEachin urged his colleagues not to erode the discretion of judges.

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Search Called Off For Missing Canoeist

Date and Time: Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.

Location: Assawoman Bay, Fenwick Island, DE

Victim:
Nicholas R. Townsend, 23, Ocean City, MD (pictured below)

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Fenwick Island, DE – The search for a Maryland man missing since this morning after falling out of a canoe in the Assawoman Bay has been called off at this time.

Nicholas R. Townsend, 23, of Ocean City, MD was last seen at approximately 4:00 a.m. this morning as he and a second male subject were canoeing in the Assawoman Bay off of Fenwick Island, DE. The canoe tipped over, throwing Townsend and the second subject into the water. The second subject, whose name is being withheld at this time, was able to swim to the shore. However, Townsend was not.

The United States Coast Guard, with the assistance of the Millsboro Fire Department began a search of the bay at approximately 11:06 a.m. this morning; however, Townsend has not been located. The search was then called off at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. More detailed information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

The Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident to contact Troop 4 at 302-856-5850. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

Drone Headlines

An Australian man and his company were indicted for scheming to export parts for drones, torpedoes and other military technology to Iran, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutors said the scheme went on for two-years starting in 2007. David Levick and his company ICM solicited purchase orders for aircraft parts for a trading company in Iran. Prosecutors said he sometimes placed the orders through a broker in Florida and duped manufacturers, shippers and distributors by concealing the intended end-use of the goods.

The Jobs Act

America has always offered immense opportunity because innovators have had the ability to take risks, work hard and be rewarded for it. Innovators, entrepreneurs and small business start-ups built the framework for American success.

Companies like Ford, Apple, and Boeing started as small businesses and became industry leaders, creating high-quality jobs and boosting economic growth. More recently, companies like Google and Facebook were launched by a single idea and then revolutionized the way we live.

Economic growth happens in the private sector, through small business start-ups with entrepreneurs who work hard, take risks and create jobs. Yet, Washington has made it too difficult for startups to get moving and succeed.

Working with some of our country's leading entrepreneurs and with leaders of both political parties, we have crafted legislation designed to make sure that America will once again be country where start-ups can thrive.

It's called the JOBS Act - a compilation of ideas that have strong bipartisan support, which are focused on making it easier and less expensive for entrepreneurs to hire people.

Click here to watch a video that outlines the proposals in the JOBS Act.

Small businesses are the job growth engine in this country. The JOBS Act represents an important opportunity for both parties to work together to help small business start-ups grow, create jobs, and get the economy back on track.

Regards,

Eric Cantor
Majority Leader

FOIA Forms

A new tool promises to make Freedom of Information Act requests easier. The Justice Department is opening access to more than 100 agency Freedom of Information Act Request forms. They are available together on FOIA.gov. Justice hopes the remaining departments will submit links to their agency's FOIA information to help streamline the process. Justice says keeping all of the request forms together will provide easier intergration with their FOIA tracking system.

Update Letter In Maryland Clean Water Act Case

Federal Judge in Maryland Clean Water Act Case Has Harsh Words Against Assateague Coastal Trust Executive Director and University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic

In a letter to counsel for the plaintiff and the defendant in the federal Clean Water Act case of Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. versus Alan and Kristin Hudson Farm and Perdue Farms Inc., U.S. District Court Senior Judge William Nickerson has decided the case will go to trial, unless the parties agree to a settlement, and in his letter he has harsh words about an original party to the lawsuit against Mr. and Mrs. Hudson and Perdue Farms Inc.

The lawsuit, with Kathlyn Phillips of the Assateague Coastal Trust as a Plaintiff, originally alleged that Mr. and Mrs. Hudson and Perdue Farms Inc. were in violation of the federal Clean Water Act because of water pollution from what was described as a pile of chicken manure; later found to be something else. In his March 1, 2012 letter to counsel, Judge Nickerson wrote:
“As counsel might detect, there are elements of this litigation that the Court finds disturbing. Particularly from the deposition testimony of former Plaintiff Kathlyn Phillips and the documents referenced in that deposition, it seems clear that the original Plaintiffs in this action were looking for an opportunity to bring a citizen suit under the CWA against some chicken production operation under contract with a major poultry integrator. When Phillips discovered a large pile on the Hudson Farm that she believed to be chicken litter, she concluded that she had found her “BAD APPLE.” After the pile proved to be something other than chicken litter, Phillips continued to represent, apparently without any evidence, that the pile was tainted with chicken manure. Plaintiff’s case has now gone from a large pile of uncovered chicken manure to small amounts of airborne litter from the exhaust fans, trace amounts brought out on shoes and tires, and a dustpan of litter left on the heavy use pads.”

Judge Nickerson also had criticism of the Maryland taxpayer supported University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic that provided free legal representation to the Waterkeeper Alliance.
“Finally, to the extent that this litigation is intended to be a learning experience for the students from the University of Maryland clinic, I feel obliged to make a comment regarding the briefing submitted on behalf of Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion was 48 pages with 341 footnotes; Plaintiff’s Opposition, 49 pages with 288 footnotes; Plaintiff’s Reply, 24 pages with 138 footnotes. Submitting briefs near the maximum page limit permitted under the Local Rules but with 767 single-spaced, small-fonted footnotes not only circumvents the spirit if not the letter of the Local Rules, but also makes for less than compelling advocacy. While this style might be appropriate for legal journals that few attempt to read, it is not helpful in the context of litigation.”

Read the judge's entire letter here.

The trial is schedule for mid-April in Baltimore.

2 more US Troops Killed By Afghan Partners

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Two U.S. troops were gunned down by two Afghan soldiers and an accomplice Thursday, the latest of six American service members killed by their Afghan partners since the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. base last week sent anti-Americanism soaring in a nation that has long distrusted foreigners.

The killings come at a time when international troops have stepped up training and mentoring of Afghan soldiers, police and government workers so the Afghans can take the lead and the foreign forces go home. Success of the partnership, the focus of the U.S.-led coalition's exit strategy, is threatened by a rising number of Afghan police and soldiers - or militants disguised in their uniforms - who are turning their guns on their foreign allies.

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Update In Delmar Murder


While lips seem to be closed pretty tight on this topic this is what we've heard so far. We heard they have a key suspect but they have not been able to find him as of yet.


However, it's been reported that they found THREE different kind of shell casings at the scene. This would explain why they are looking at several suspects and not just one.


There was also some talk about domestic violence but it's not clear why.

Senate Has Two Competing Bills

The Senate now has two competing cyber security bills to consider. The new bill was unveiled yesterday by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). It sets up data sharing between the federal government and private sector operators of critical infrastructure. The competing bill gives the Homeland Security Department more authority to regulate cybersecurity practices of those operators. That bill came out last week, led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.). Both bills would update the Federal Information Technology Management Act.

Central Banks Now Operating As One Global Monopoly?

Central banks' joint efforts sustain global system ... Never before have the world's central banks sent so much money sloshing through the global financial system. From slashing interest rates and buying government debt to dangling cheap loans to banks and taking on their risky assets, central banks have taken extraordinary steps since the 2008 financial crisis to nurse the international banking system back to health. Over the past 3 1/2 years, the central banks of the United States, Britain, Japan and the 17 countries that use the euro have pumped out so much money that their balance sheets have reached a combined $8.76 trillion. That's a record, by far. The infusion of money has eased borrowing costs and raised confidence in banks, governments and companies. – Boston.com

Dominant Social Theme: More is better. But each bank "does its own thing."

Free-Market Analysis: It is a much denied fact that what may be called a New World Order is continually being developed at the highest reaches of power. But what is less well known is the amount of coordination already developed between the facilities that provide the engine for global governance.

Central banks are separate banking facilities and responsible for various elements of their country's economies. Some are operated at an arm's length from government but all are likely, one way or another, controlled by the Anglosphere power elite.

This elite is apparently made up of great Jewish (elite) banking families along with corporate, religious (Vatican) and military interests and they have continually pushed forward with their homogenizing agenda. The general public is not supposed to be aware of this, of course, and Western media is not supposed to explain it.

It is, in fact, a kind of sub-dominant social theme – a promotion of sorts. The idea is that countries are generally driven by independent monetary and economic agendas. The world does not run from the top down.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tornadoes In Indiana Kill At Least 3

Indiana officials report three dead after a new round of tornado-packing storms hits the South and Midwest.

From Fox News

Romance

STORM OF THE CENTURY

(March 2, 2012) Celebrating, if that’s the word for it, the anniversary of one of the most destructive storms in the history of Ocean City would seem odd to most people, yet next Wednesday, that’s what hundreds of people will do.

They will gather at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 4oth Street to share memories of the Ash Wednesday nor’easter that, on March 7, 1962, leveled huge portions of a resort that was only beginning to recognize its potential.

Marking the occasion wouldn’t seem to make sense — and probably doesn’t — to those who weren’t living here at the time or who are more interested in the here and now of Ocean City, rather than what turned out to be the impetus for the resort’s modern era.

The first thing to note, however, is that it wasn’t just an Ash Wednesday storm. The 1962 “Storm of the Century” was a three-day gale that peaked on that day, forcing high tides of more than 9 feet to inundate the island. The tides and

surf not only swept away the Boardwalk, but also carried off entire houses and, combined with unabating winds of 60 miles per hour, smothered other structures with sand up to their roofs or reduced them to rubble.

The second thing to realize is that, were it not for that unrelenting tempest, much of modern Ocean City might not exist.

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Next Leg Of The Ponzi Revealed - Foreign Central Banks To Begin Buying US Stocks Outright Starting Today

We were speechless when we read this from Bloomberg.

The Bank of Israel will begin today a pilot program to invest a portion of its foreign currency reserves in U.S. equities.

The investment, which in the initial phase will amount to 2 percent of the $77 billion reserves, or about $1.5 billion, will be made through UBS AG and BlackRock Inc. (BLK), Bank of Israel spokesman Yossi Saadon said in a telephone interview today. At a later stage, the investment is expected to increase to 10 percent of the reserves.

A small number of central banks have started investing part of their reserves in equities. About 9 percent of the foreign- exchange reserves of Switzerland’s central bank were invested in shares at the end of the third quarter, the Swiss bank said on its website.

The investment will be made in equity index trackers and will include between 1,500 to 2,000 shares, among them stocks like Apple Inc. (AAPL), Saadon said.

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Buchanan Against The Conservatives

It’s not just the liberals who are against Pat Buchanan.

When it comes to the issue of foreign policy, the conservatives are against him as well. Most all of them.

With the exception of Ron Paul, the current and former Republican presidential candidates are against him – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain. And so are previous candidates like John McCain and Sarah Palin

Conservative magazines are against him. Publications like National Review and the Weekly Standard.

Conservative think tanks are against him. Organizations like the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.

Conservative talk show hosts are against him. Levin, Hannity, O’Reilly, Limbaugh – take your pick.

Republicans in the House are against him, including the leaders: John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.

Republicans in the Senate are against him, including the leaders: Mitch McConnell and John Kyl.

Other members of Congress are against him – like interventionist, warmonger, and imperial vulture Lindsey Graham.

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Weather Report



Be prepared for some heavy rain starting in a few minutes.

About Those High Gasoline Prices. Look Again

In Warren Buffett’s latest round of gold-bashing last weekend, he described all the gold in the world as a useless cube that would fit snugly within a baseball infield.If you owned such a cube, you would only be able to ‘fondle’ it… but generate no investment return. The same ‘value’, meanwhile, would allow the owner to purchase all the productive farmland in the United States plus 16 Exxon Mobils, in total yielding over $800 billion annually.Granted, Buffett’s views on gold are perhaps stymied by his poor experience investing in silver some 15-years ago. But still, he fails to see some obvious fallacies in his logic.
Most assets left unmanaged will fail to produce an investment return. The virtuous farmland that Buffett extols in his hypothetical example does not magically spawn corn, nurture it, harvest it, sell it, and deposit the proceeds into its owners’ pockets. Our farmland here in Chile certainly does not.

No, it takes a lot of work, a lot of experienced people, a lot of know-how, and a little bit of luck. All of this has to be managed.

Even the baseball field that Buffett references (when trying to give his investors an idea of the scale of all the gold in the world) is an asset. Simply left sitting there, a baseball field will soon be overtaken by erosion, weeds, and the dilapidation that comes with neglect.

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Stores Confront Extreme Couponers’ Tactics With Policy Changes

For extreme couponers who pay only a few bucks for an entire shopping cart’s worth of goods, or even earn money on their shopping trips by reimbursing coupons with a higher value than the item’s price, couponing practically functions as a part-time job. Stores are ready to give them the pink slip.

Supermarkets popular with extreme couponers have a delicate balance to maintain: They don’t want to alienate their coupon-loving customers, but they also don’t want to disappoint non-extreme shoppers who can’t buy sale items because some shopper with a file folder and dreams of TLC stardom just emptied the entire shelf of product. To that end, some grocery retailers are adding to or clarifying their existing coupon policies.

Thank You!


Running this Website never ceases to amaze me. From one week to the next, year after year, we enjoy incredible traffic that I can guarantee you the rest of the local Main Stream Media would die to have.

That being said, this week has proven to be the best week we have ever enjoyed. Of course, that is aside from some of the unusual national traffic when we hit upon a story that goes viral every so often.

Nevertheless, Thank You! It takes a lot of time to do what we do and between the traffic we receive and the massive volume of comments that come through it makes it all worth while.

I'm ready for the weekend ahead, how about you?

Activity In Case 1:10-cv-00487-WMN Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. Alan & Kristin Hudson Farm et al Order On Motion For Summary Judgment

This attachment contains a writing by the judge in the case of the Waterkeeper Alliance vs. Alan & Kristin Hudson and Perdue Farms and it contains what could be some very good news.

I urge you to take a few minutes to read it. Here is my understanding of what the judge wrote.

The judge says he is not able to grant a “summary judgment” (a summary judgment is a judgment entered by a court for one party and against another party summarily, i.e., without a full trial) at this time, but he does have the authority to make a decision when the case goes to trial.

In the 8th paragraph (If the court accepts the credibility….), he says that if the Waterkeeper’s key witness Dr. Bell is credible, he could reach one conclusion at trial.

In the next paragraph, he says that if he believes the Hudson’s and Perdue’s witnesses, he could reach another conclusion.

The following paragraph is especially revealing (As counsel might detect….). Read it and then read it again. It is strong criticism of an original plaintiff Kathy Philips of the Assateague Coastal Trust.

In the following two paragraphs, the judge indicates that the Waterkeeper Alliance changed its approach in trying to say what the CAFO was.

In the 13th paragraph (While the court’s concerns…..), the judge says he has the power to require the Waterkeeper Alliance to pay the Hudson and Perdue legal fees if the Hudsons and Perdue prevail.

The judge then encourages the parties to try and settle out of court.

And in the next to last paragraph (Finally, to the extent….), he has harsh words for the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic.

Bottom line from an attorney who read this letter…..The Hudsons and Perdue didn't win the summary judgment motion but the judge is clearly telling the law clinic that it will likely lose the ultimate trial - and may have to pay the legal fees of the Hudsons.

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How To Quit Smoking At Two Years Old?


The other day my 2 year old came home from her private daycare with a bag from the Wicomico County Health Department. Inside was this pamphlet about tobacco use. I feel this is totally inappropriate for them to give to a two year old and expressed my concerns with the daycare owner and I am going to contact the WCHD. I feel I should have been notified prior to and would not have taken my child to school that day. This is something we would like to discuss with our child when the time is right. We are a smoke free household and my daughter has no idea what smoking is. I hope the Health department goes to all the head start programs where those children’s parents smoke other things in addition to cigarettes and would stay away from my expensive daycare. I would have rather someone discussed eating healthy or going to the dentist. In defense I guess my tax dollars for lazy state employees are being utilized and they are actually leaving their desk that they get overpaid to sit at and feel good about themselves about talking to two year olds about smoking. I feel the picture on the front of the pamphlet could send the wrong message to very young children and the inside was even worse. To whomever this was that talked to my child about smoking you should be ashamed of yourself and you are a coward. Why don’t you go to all the horrible gang infested high schools in Wicomico County and talk to them about smoking.

Thanks Joe.

AT&T Relents on 'Unlimited Data' Plan Limits

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T Inc. backed away from an unpopular service policy after smartphone subscribers complained that the company placed unreasonable limits on its "unlimited data" plans.

The cellphone company said Thursday that it will slow down service for "unlimited data" subscribers after they reach 3 gigabytes of usage within a billing cycle.

The change relaxes a previous policy under which AT&T had been throttling service when subscribers entered the heaviest 5 percent of data users for that month and that area.

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Obama to release 'Blind Sheikh'?

The Arabic-language newspaper al-Arabiya reported on Tuesday that the Obama administration has offered to release Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to Egypt. Abdel Rahman is the infamous “Blind Sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 for masterminding a terrorist war against the United States that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks. According to the late Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s founder, Abdel Rahman is also responsible for the fatwa — the necessary Islamic edict — that green-lighted the 9/11 attacks.

The alleged offer to release Abdel Rahman is said to be an effort to end the impasse over 16 American “civil-society activists” (including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood) being detained by Egypt’s interim government. The Blind Sheikh, the report says, would be part of a prisoner exchange: 50 Egyptians swapped for the Americans whose organizations are said to have received foreign funding in violation of Egyptian law. (See my post from last week on efforts by senior Republican senators to secure the Americans’ release.) Speculation that a quid pro quo may be in place has intensified because, in recent days, Egyptian authorities suddenly adjourned the trial of the Americans and lifted the travel ban against seven of them, including Sam LaHood — freeing them to return to the U.S.

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Fire Alarm Going Off At WiHi, But Wait, There's More

It turns out that parents waiting to pick up their children at the school are refusing the move their vehicles to the Fire Department can get in to investigate. That being said, the Sheriff's Department has been called to the school to enforce the LAW.

Do people have no respect any more? Come on people, move your cars and get the hell out of the way.

Maryland Young Republicans Team With CR's To Host Senate Debate

ANNAPOLIS- The Maryland Young Republicans will be teaming up with the University of Maryland College Republicans and Prince George's County Republicans to host a U.S. Senate Candidates debate.

"I'm glad that the Maryland YR's will be playing a role in this great event," said Maryland Young Republicans Chairman Brian Griffiths. "This year's U.S. Senate debate is extremely important. Ben Cardin is hopelessly out of touch with the people of our state. We are looking forward to working with whoever is our nominee to make Ben Cardin a private citizen for the first time since 1966."

The debate will be held on Monday, March 12th in the Hoff Theater of the Stamp Student Union on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. The doors will open at 7 PM. The debate will consist of 45 minutes of questions from the moderators and a followed by a question and answer segment with the audience.

If you have a questions that you would like to be asked at the debate please email them by Thursday, March 8th to umdrepublicans@gmail.com.

State Police Searching For Missing Boater

Location: Assawoman Bay, Fenwick Island, DE

Date of Occurrence: Friday March 2, 2012 at approximately 11:06 a.m.

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Fenwick Island, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a capsized boat located in the Assawoman Bay near Fenwick Island.

This investigation is in the early stages and more information will be released as it becomes available.

WCBI Criminal Arrest - Assault 1st Degree

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Case # 12-0047
LOCATION: Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland
CRIME: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment, False
Imprisonment
VICTIM: Louise Dykes
ACCUSED: Jon Carlton Dykes, White Male, 6’0, 190 lbs., d.o.b. 6/1/1966
CHARGES: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment, False
Imprisonment

NARRATIVE:
On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at approximately 0330 hours,
Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Berlin Barrack were dispatched to 4313
Stockton Road, Pocomoke, Maryland. A witness called 911 and stated that Jon Dykes was physically assaulting Louisa Dykes.

Upon the Troopers arrival, Jon Dykes had fled the scene and Louisa Dykes told them that she and her husband had been involved in a verbal altercation which escalated to the point where Jon Dykes was physically holding (pinning) Louisa Dykes to the bed and not allowing her to get up. Louisa Dykes advised that she was able to free her arms and began striking Jon Dykes in self defense and in an attempt to escape.

Louisa Dykes stated that she was able to break free of her husband when he realized that the Troopers were en route and he began to flee.

At approximately 0530 hours, Jon Dykes returned to the residence and began banging on the front door. Fearing for her safety, Louisa refused to open the door. Jon Dykes then went around to the rear of the house and found that it too was locked. Jon Dykes then proceeded to break out the glass from the door using both his elbow and a dog bowl and a fiberglass handled axe. Jon Dykes reached into the residence and unlocked the door. He entered the residence holding the axe in both hands. He observed Louisa Dykes and began rushing toward her still holding the axe and made a statement threatening the victim’s life. Jon Dykes struck Louisa Dykes with the axe handle and pushed her onto a couch and then onto the floor. Louisa Dykes clutched the axe handle, fearing that she would be injured by the axe head. The two struggled until a witness told Jon Dykes that the Troopers were again en route. Jon Dykes again fled from the residence, leaving the axe behind. As he was fleeing in his vehicle, he was located by several officers who began a high speed pursuit with
Dykes. The pursuit ended when Dykes crashed his vehicle.

As he was taken into custody, Dykes appeared to be extremely intoxicated.

Dykes was subsequently charged for numerous speeding and fleeing charges as well as Driving Under the Influence.

Detectives from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations were called and after a thorough investigation, obtained an arrest warrant charging Dykes with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment and False Imprisonment.

Dykes was taken before the District Court Commissioner and remained to the Worcester County Jail to be held without bond.

John Taylor Warns Of A "Highly Disastrous, Totally Uncontrollable Inflationary Conflagration"

During the past few years, the activist strain of central banking has spread around the world like wildfire, but the impact of this change on the future course of the global economy is very unclear. The number of countries involved now covers the developed world, the multitude of interventions in the financial market has expanded dramatically, and the amounts involved are exponentially higher than they were in 1979 when the Chrysler bailout began the process. Back then, the US Treasury guaranteed a $1.5 billion loan to the automaker, but the government demanded and received $2 billion in concessions from labor, the company, and other stakeholders. The star-crossed team of Treasury Secretary G. William Miller and President Jimmy Carter fell to Lee Iacocca’s political pressure 15 months before the 1980 election. This outcome differed dramatically from that of the Penn Central collapse, nine years before, as Congress had turned down its bailout request. By the mid-1980’s, the Chrysler rescue was seen as a great success, while everyone knew that the Penn Central refusal ended as a black hole, with many billions poured into Conrail and Amtrak just to keep the trains running.

With the arrival of Alan Greenspan activism took a big step forward, as he reversed the stock market crash of 1987, rescued Mexico with Bob Rubin in 1995, South East Asia in 1997, and then the global banking system, as it got in too deep with Long Term Capital (LTCM) in 1998. There were some failures, most notably Russia in 1998, but these interventions led directly to a feeling of complacency among investors as moral hazard, the Greenspan ‘put,’ and the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets became a widely perceived reality. Buy risk, you were safe, was the only way to go. Still, the monetary base, heart of the fractional reserve system, was largely untouched. Now, 14 years after LTCM, we know that the previous quarter century was just child’s play. The central banks have to pay a lot more for optimism today. Loans aren’t enough; now they must give the money away. Printing presses are running flat out (I know this is different than Zimbabwe, but…) and the developed world monetary base is almost three times higher than it was at the start of 2008.

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Cherry blossoms will reach early peak

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says Washington's cherry blossoms will be at their peak bloom between March 24 and 31.

The city is getting ready to celebrate 100 years with its famous cherry blossom trees.

National Park Service Chief Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo made the announcement about when the trees will be full of pink and white flowers during a Thursday news conference.

The annual cherry blossom festival runs from March 20 to April 27.

"Whoever picked the dates picked them because they coincide with the earliest bloom dates on record and the latest bloom dates on record. It's a no-brainer that they are going to bloom during the festival. There's been speculation that the warm weather will change things. That speculation is correct," DeFeo said.

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Billionaire Koch Brothers Sic Super Lawyer On Widow

Get your popcorn ready, this is going to get real interesting.

The billionaire Koch brothers, David and Charles, have hired super lawyer Daniel Crabtree to sue the widow of William Niskanen, Kathyrn Washburn. Niskanen, who passed away in October 2011, was chairman emeritus at the Cato Institute. Between 1985 and 2008, Niskanen was the chairman of the Cato Institute.

The lawyer the Koch Brothers have hired to sue Washburn is a member of the law firm, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. The firm is based in Kansas City, home of Koch brothers operations.

Crabtree has been selected to:

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2011
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2010
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2008
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2007
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2006
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2005

Apparently, Washburn has not returned to the Cato institute the 16 shares that Niskanen held.

According to the Koch brothers in the suit, she is required to return the shares.

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Mansion Servant Enslaved by Uber-Rich New York Family for Nearly Six Years

A wealthy New York woman is facing criminal charges after being accused of keeping an illegal immigrant as an indentured servant and forcing her to live in a closet for nearly six years.

Documents posted on the Smoking Gun allege that Annie George, 39, and her now-deceased husband, Mathai Kolath George, hired an illegal immigrant from the Indian state of Kerala. The immigrant, identified only as "V.M.," was promised about $1,000 a month in wages to live in the family's 34-room, 30,000-square-foot home, known as Llenroc mansion, which houses a helicopter pad, 15 fireplaces, marble flooring, 24-karat gold gilded ceilings and a glass elevator. V.M. was tasked with taking care of the Georges' four young children, along with performing household duties in the mansion located about 20 miles north of Albany.

New York's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Even if V.M. had been allowed to leave the residence at the end of a regular 40-hour workweek, she would have been entitled to a minimum, pretax income of $290 per week, or $1,160 per month.

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Ron Paul: Everything Republicans Say They Want

With wins in Michigan and Arizona, Willard Mitt Romney, the establishment candidate, appears to be back in the driver’s seat in the race to the Republican presidential nomination. Meanwhile, Ron Paul continues to add to his delegate count.

Establishment Republicans are a breed unto themselves. If you go to their long-term planning meetings, if you listen to them talk about their Party’s future, it’s like listening to well-known lyrics of familiar tunes. It’s all about broadening the base, getting more young people involved, becoming relevant, how to capture enthusiasm, more young people, using the internet, reaching out to young people, figuring out how to fundraise in the digital age, getting more young people.

Now, along comes Ron Paul, who offers them exactly what they want: young people, enthusiasm, an unbeatable social media campaign, devoted volunteers, better demographics, new fundraising success, a campaign worthy of the digital age, relevance, money, excitement, and (did I mention?) young people.

It’s exactly what they have wished for. Exactly what they need. And they turn their back on it.

What do Republicans actually do? They like to give their nomination to the candidate who they think deserves it. Principles and ideals are off the table. The Party’s future that they worry about is forgotten. Because all they really want to do is give the nomination to the candidate whose turn it is.

Look at Bush the Elder. The Reagan Republicans never liked him. In fact, I knew a delegate to the Republican convention that nominated Reagan in 1980 who typified that view. She even refused to vote for Bush to be on the ticket. Even though he was Reagan’s pick. But after Reagan, it was Bush’s "turn." He got the nomination.

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Jeep On Runway in Philly Causes Controllers to Scramble

(CNN) -- A passenger jet was just seconds away from landing Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport when a Jeep broke through a chain-link fence and drove onto several runways, forcing a number of planes to circle the area, according to an air traffic controller familiar with the incident.

Don Chapman, local president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, did not witness the incident, but told CNN some of his members did.

Chapman said he was told an air traffic controller using radar spotted something on the runway, but couldn't see exactly what it was because of foggy conditions.

"When they spotted the Jeep there was a US Airways Express plane 100 feet above the ground. It was 10-15 seconds (from) touchdown, about a quarter mile from the end of the runway," Chapman told CNN. "They saw it on the AMAS system radar system that they use to look at runways and taxiways and see if there is anything there."

He said the controllers ordered the approaching plane not to land.

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Your Rotten Monetary Policy Is Destroying This Country

Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Hearing on 'Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy,' 2/29/2012

Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy. I believe that now, more than ever, the American people want to hold the Federal Reserve accountable for its loose monetary policy and want full transparency of the Fed's actions.

While the Fed has certainly released an unprecedented amount of information on its activities, there is still much that remains unknown. And every move towards transparency has been fought against tooth and nail by the Fed. It took disclosure requirements enacted within the Dodd-Frank Act to get the Fed to provide data on the its emergency lending facilities. It took lawsuits filed by Bloomberg and Fox News to provide data on discount window lending during the worst parts of the financial crisis. And it will take further concerted action on the part of Congress, the media, and the public to keep up pressure on the Fed to remain transparent.

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Report: Netanyahu Wants ObamaTo Issue Military Threat To Iran

Israel's prime minister sets off this week on a U.S. visit clouded by a deepening rift with Washington, which is pressing Israel to hold off on any attack against Iran's suspect nuclear program.

Although Israel says it hasn't decided whether to strike, it has signaled readiness to do so -- a move that would have deep worldwide implications.

Senior Israeli officials say Israel would have to act by summer in order to be effective. U.S. officials, wary that an Israeli strike could drive up oil prices and entangle the U.S. in a new Mideast military confrontation during the presidential election season, want to give diplomacy and sanctions more time to work.

These differences have created tension ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival at the White House next Monday. Aides to the Israeli leader would not say what he plans to tell President Obama.

"The meeting will be a good opportunity to clarify both sides' stands on ... how to act against the Iranian nuclear threat, which both sides agree is grave," Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon told Israel Radio.

Israel's Haaretz and Israel Hayom newspapers reported Wednesday that Netanyahu wants Obama to deliver an explicit military threat to Iran in a joint statement to be issued after the meeting.

Differing assessments of urgency underlie the disagreements on Iran.

Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran to be a threat to the existence of the Jewish state. It cites Iranian leaders' repeated calls for Israel's destruction, support for anti-Israel militant groups and its arsenal of ballistic missiles that are already capable of striking Israel. It also fears a nuclear Iran would touch off an atomic weapons race in a region hostile to Israel's existence.

Israel takes little comfort in the U.S. assessment, reiterated Tuesday by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that Tehran has not decided whether to build a nuclear bomb. Iran denies it is making nuclear weapons.

Israeli officials note that the U.N. nuclear agency said recently that Tehran is rapidly moving ahead with a key elements associated with bomb making, and Iran is moving its nuclear operations deeper underground. They believe these developments are strong signs of Iranian intentions.

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Lewes Man Charged In Offensive Touching

Location: Lewes, DE

Date of Occurrence: December 2011

Victim:
15 year old female

Defendant, Charges, and Bail Information:
Jordan L. Thomas, 25, of Lewes, DE (No Photo Available)
Offensive Touching (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP3 and released on Own Recognizance (O.R.) bond.

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Lewes, DE- Delaware State Police have arrested a Lewes man on two counts of Offensive Touching.

On February 27, 2012, State Police Detectives were contacted by Cape Henlopen High School administration that the Girls Junior Varsity Basketball coach had inappropriate conduct with a minor. Through the investigation, it was revealed Jordan L. Thomas, 25, had given a student a ride home. During the course of travel, Jordan leaned over and kissed the victim twice causing her offense and alarm.

Jordan Thomas was charged with two counts of Offensive Touching. He was arraigned at JP3 and released on an O. R. bond

Questions regarding Jordan Thomas’ status with Cape Henlopen High School should be directed to the Cape Henlopen District Office.

Because of the sensitivity of this case, and in consideration of the victim, only limited information will be released.

Today's Fill In The Blank 3-2-12

It takes me ___ minutes to get to work every day.

Judiciary - District Court Civil Cases - Timeliness Of Initial Recording Of Filings Report

According to a recent Legislative Audit, the timeliness of the filing of civil lawsuits in the Second Judicial District, which encompasses Somerset Wicomico Worcester and Dorchester Counties, is the second worst in the State of Maryland, taking a whopping 13.1 days to process.

MILLER: Victory For Gun Rights In D.C.

Council bows to pressure, eliminates major hurdles to registration

The District has moved one step closer to showing due respect to the Second Amendment. Potential gun owners will now save hours of their time and hundreds of dollars as a council committee voted to eliminate hurdles meant to discourage the law-abiding from keeping arms in the nation’s capital.

The newly-drafted legislation eliminates the five-hour training requirement for gun ownership. As documented in The Washington Times’ “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, this turned out to be the most time-consuming and expensive barrier. The classes, which cost an average of $200, could not even be legally taken within city limits, calling into question the requirement’s constitutionality.

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Jobs Through Growth, Not $5 Gas

Although President Obama has talked lately about an “all of the above” energy strategy, he doesn’t actually have one.


Right now, his energy policy can be summed up as: cash for cronies at Solyndra; restricting access to America’s abundant energy resources; and preventing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which could bring our economy thousands of new jobs and transport 830,000 barrels of oil a day.


Oil production on private and state-owned land – land beyond the federal government’s grip – grew 14% last year. At the exact same time, production on federal land fell 11%. Gas prices have nearly doubled since Obama’s inauguration, and energy analysts predict that more Americans than ever before will pay $5.00 per gallon this year.


The President’s response to soaring gas prices is to shrug his shoulders and say, “There’s not much we can do.” And his Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has actually called for raising gas prices to European levels. Italians currently pay about $9.00 per gallon!


This isn’t the energy policy Americans deserve. Aggressively increasing our energy production will help lower gas prices and create more jobs. To do it, we must unlock more areas for exploration, cut through the red tape that slows production, and green light common sense projects like the Keystone XL pipeline.


The smart and responsible path to American energy security is clear, and the Republican Study Committee’s Jobs Through Growth Act shows the way. We quite literally cannot afford to wait.
God Bless,


Congressman Jim Jordan


Chairman, Republican Study Committee

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Salisbury Police Department Press Release 3-2-12

Winfield Carlton Fisher 3rd, 30yo of Salisbury, MD was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marihuana, Possession of Marihuana, and 2 counts of Possession of Paraphernalia.

On March 1, 2012 at approximately 1:50am, officers were on patrol in the area of Second St and W Main St. The officers observed a vehicle with a suspended registration. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle on Nanticoke Rd at Kenney Dr.

The officers made contact with the operator and sole occupant, identified as Fisher.

Upon their contact, Fisher was nervous and breathing heavily. As the officers spoke with Fisher, one of the officer’s observed in plain view a suspected controlled dangerous substance in the center console of the vehicle. Fisher was asked to exit the vehicle and in doing so the officers observed a suspected marihuana cigarette on the driver’s seat. Fisher was placed under arrest. Search of Fisher’s vehicle, incident to arrest, the officers found a quantity of suspected marihuana, digital
scales and other related paraphernalia indicative to the distribution of the narcotic. Fisher was released to the custody of central booking.

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Doctor Accused Of Billing Medicare $375 Million For Nonexistent Treatments

It's one thing to sneak a few hundred — or even a few thousand — dollars under the federal government's radar. But how in the world did a Texas doctor allegedly manage to bilk the feds out of almost $375 million in bogus Medicare claims in only five years?

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Upcoming Free Car Seat Checks

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lower Shore WIC Office
801 N. Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury

Saturday, March 31, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury

Friday, April 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fruitland Walmart
409 N. Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland

Search Underway For Missing Kayaker

A search has just started for a missing kayaker near Harpoon Hannahs bayside in North Ocean City. Coast Guard, OCPD, OC fire dept, and MSP Trooper 4 are participating in the search. The missing kayaker was boating with another person and seen to go over into the water 4 hours ago. The other kayaker was unable to find his friend and waited until around 11am to notify authorities.

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GOP CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE CALLS HOLOCAUST THE ‘BIGGEST, BLACKEST LIE IN HISTORY’

A congressional candidate in Illinois has called the Holocaust “the biggest, blackest lie in history.”

Arthur Jones, a 64-year-old insurance salesman from Lyons, Ill., is hoping to be the Republican candidate to run against Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D) and is making headlines with some shocking statements.

“This idea that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust is the biggest, blackest lie in history,” Jones told CBS St. Louis. “There is no proof that the Holocaust took place in Europe against the Jews.”

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones, a Vietnam War veteran, said according to the Oak Lawn Patch. “Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV. The more survivors, the more lies that are told.”

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Board Of Education To Give Out New Slip Covers For Books In Maryland

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Legislators are now trying to tweak the new sex education curriculum.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd CAR SEAT CHECK CANCELED

The free car seat check scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the North Salisbury Walmart has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

Public Workshop Scheduled For Route 1 And Northeast Front Street Overpass Project

Milford -- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) invites the public to attend a public workshop to receive an update of the proposed overpass (grade separated intersection) of Route 1 and Northeast Front Street in Milford. The proposed safety improvements for the intersection will be the focus of the March 12th public workshop. Interested members of the public are invited to attend at any time between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Milford Public Library, Lions Club Room in Milford. Attendees will have an opportunity to review display materials and provide comments to representatives of DelDOT. Please use the parking lot in front of the Library across the street near the florist. This project includes the construction of a grade-separated intersection at Route 1 and Northeast Front Street in Milford. The proposed improvements will enhance the capacity and safety of the Route 1 corridor. Interested persons are invited to express their views in writing, giving reasons for support of or in opposition to, the proposed project. Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903-0778. This location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance. For further information, please contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in Delaware) or (302) 760-2080 or write to the above address.

Local Officials Plead With Senate To Forgo Pension Shift

Splitting the local contribution of teacher pension and Social Security costs between state and county governments, as proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, would devastate county budgets, county officials told members of the Senate Budget Committee on Wednesday.

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Today's Survey Question 3-2-12

After all the evidence introduced yesterday, do you believe Obama's Birth Cirtificate is real?

Senators Consider Repeal Of Old Income Tax Cut To Fill Budget Hole

A bill to roll back a 15-year-old income tax cut and raise all tax rates by a quarter of a percent (.25%) may be part of Senate strategy to avoid a “doomsday” budget of drastic cuts by generating $600 million in new revenue. The bill proposed by Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, repeals a 1997 income tax cut “that greatly contributed to the budget deficit of today,” Manno said.

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Grandmother accused of running dehydrated 9-Year-Old Girl To Death Faces Capital Murder Charge

GADSDEN, Ala. -- A woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating chocolate was captured on a school bus videotape saying she planned to run the child "'til she can't run no more," a prosecutor told a judge Thursday in announcing capital murder charges.

Joyce Hardin Garrard, who faces a potential death penalty if convicted, made the comment to the driver of Savannah Hardin's bus, which was equipped with a surveillance system, said Marcus Reid, an assistant district attorney in Etowah County.

Angered by a supposed lie the child told the day before, Garrard told the driver: '"I gonna run her 'til she can't run no more,'" Reid said.

"That's exactly what she did," said the prosecutor, calling Garrard a "drill sergeant from hell."

Got $29 Million To Spare? Then Michael Jordan Has The Mansion For You!

Apparently no one told basketball legend and ardent wearer of Hanes Michael Jordan that home prices have dropped to a level not seen since 2006, because he's trying unload his super-fancy suburban Chicago living quarters for a hefty $29 million. Good luck with that one!

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U.S. Ambassador Doesn't Rule Out 'Proceedings' Against U.S. Troops Who Burned Qurans

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan has not ruled out military proceedings against U.S. troops involved in the disposal of Qurans by burning them.

"If there are to be proceedings, they are going to be U.S. proceedings under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) -- and I don't think there is any question or doubt on the part of the Afghan government that that is exactly how it's going to go," Ryan Crocker told Fox News Wednesday night.

Fox anchor Bret Baier had asked Crocker if Afghan President Hamid Karzai's call for a public trial had raised some eyebrows at the U.S. Embassy

As CNSNews.com reported, Karzai went on Afghan television and told his country he had discussed the Quran burning with "jihadi leaders," scholars and elected officials.

According to a BBC translation of his remarks, Karzai said: "Representing the Afghan nation and their pure sentiments, in fact the Islamic world, once again we call on the U.S. government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them."

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Breitbart: “Wait ‘Til They See What Happens March 1st”

In a stunning coincidence, It appears Andrew Breitbart suffered his untimely death just hours before he was set to release damning video footage that could have sunk Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Around three weeks ago on February 9 during the ‘Blog Bash’ event in Washington DC, Breitbart made a prophetic comment that takes on a somewhat chilling nature given the fact that he died in the early hours of March 1st.

Speaking to Lawrence Sinclair of Sinclair News, Breitbart stated, “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.”

It’s almost certain that Breitbart was referring to his plan to release damning footage of President Obama that he had been promising to reveal throughout the month of February.

Breitbart spoke of his intention to release the tape during his CPAC speech last month. The footage shows Obama in his college days appearing alongside former Weather Underground terrorists Bill and Bernardine Dohrn. Observers had speculated that the footage could have derailed Obama’s hopes for a second term.

“I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out,” said Breitbart, adding that Obama would be vetted.

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Look in the Mirror!!

I saw this comment someone sent in. "God bless Sheriff Joe. He may be the man who saves our country." I agree he is a good conservative and a good Sheriff. But he is not the saviour of our country. In 1776 there was no single man responsible for creating this great nation and there is no single person capable of saving it now. Each and every person needs to get up right now and go to the mirror. Take a good hard look at the person staring back at you. You are looking at part of the salvation of this country. You can't do it all and neither can anyone else. Everyone must take steps to be sure that they can take care of themselves and their families. They have to make sure their family members possess the same set of life skills so that they can pass them to their families when that time comes. Yes YOU are the only person that can save this country but you have to actually take some action. The time for action is upon us and has been for some time. But better late than never. Get up! Get off you a$$. Get involved. Vote. Do something. Your other option is to be a sheep. Take what scraps the government throws you. Lick the hand that feeds you. Everyday the government takes away another freedom or infringes upon our liberties in some way. They tax every aspect of our lives. How much more will you take before you get up and act?

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Your Hard Work Is Paying Off ... But We Cannot Quit Yet!

Due to the outcry of people like you and me it appears as though the O'Malley-Brown Gas Tax proposal is being taken off the table! Your letters, e-mails, phone calls and rallies have paid off and together we think we have defeated this outrageous tax..... for now.

Thanks to you and the realtors the highly controversial elimination of the mortgage tax deduction is now off the table too! I have said from the beginning that this deduction is one of the most important things to MD homeowners. Thanks to the Maryland Realtors and homeowners for your hard work in helping to most likely defeat this measure!

The O'Malley-Brown Administration is now looking for "new" taxes to impose. The current proposal is to raise $400 million dollars through an INCOME TAX INCREASE! Obviously the Governor didn't listen to us in January when 96% of Marylanders said they pay enough in taxes.

You can see our work is not done yet. We need to keep the pressure on the Governor that Marylanders are not OK with increased taxes of any type! I continue to advocate for cuts in the budget and will not support any new tax or fee on Marylanders.

Delegate Kathy Szeliga

DC Transit Authority Refuses to Pull ‘Go to Hell Barack’ Metro Ad, Says it‘s ’Protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution’

In a move its creator says was “designed to express the magnitude of anger over our move toward socialized medicine,” Independent filmmaker Logan Darrow Clements is standing by his decision to use the phrase, “Go to hell Barack” in a DC Metro advertisement for his movie Sick & Sicker. Not only that, but the DC-area transit agency is standing by the ad as well.

“I’m extremely upset the government is going to take over health care. I’m not mildly upset. I’m extremely upset,” Clements said.

An advertisement for Clements’ movie in the Clarendon Metro station states: “Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America’s entire medical system.”

It adds: “Go to hell Barack.”

Despite calls by Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran on the Metro board to remove the ad, a Metro spokesman, citing case law, said the transit authority could not pull an ad based on its political content.

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9/11 Commissioner And Co-Chair Of Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11 Say In Sworn Declarations That Saudi Government Linked To 9/11

The New York Times reports:

For more than a decade, questions have lingered about the possible role of the Saudi government in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, even as the royal kingdom has made itself a crucial counterterrorism partner in the eyes of American diplomats.

Now, in sworn statements that seem likely to reignite the debate, two former senators who were privy to top secret information on the Saudis’ activities say they believe that the Saudi government might have played a direct role in the terrorist attacks.

“I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia,” former Senator Bob Graham, Democrat of Florida, said in an affidavit filed as part of a lawsuit brought against the Saudi government and dozens of institutions in the country by families of Sept. 11 victims and others. Mr. Graham led a joint 2002 Congressional inquiry into the attacks.

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The Shot Heard Around The World, Well, Almost?

The Navy has started testing a gun that could shoot a round more than 100 miles. The super-powerful weapon is called an electromagnetic railgun. Testing is designed to see if the barrel could withstand the heat and stress of repeated firings, and if the shells hold up while traveling seven times the speed of sound. The Navy has spent $240 million developing the railgun. But it might be several more years before it's ready for mounting on ships. One contractor is General Atomics, maker of the Predator Drones.

School Fixes Typo On Menu Hawking White Supremacist Chicken Tenders

"Hey, kids! Want something tasty for lunch this week? How about some KKK Chicken Tenders? Oh. Oh NO. We meant Krispy and Krunchy." So it went at four grammar schools in Massachusetts after a terrible mistake in menus that were sent out to 6,5000 students.

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Judge: Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Violate Right To Free Speech

Remember those graphic, sometimes gory, cigarette warning labels the FDA came up with? Well, a U.S. District Judge has sided with the tobacco companies and ruled that the warnings violate cigarette-makers' right to free speech.


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Md. Senate Committee Considers Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

The gay marriage bill has been enacted in Maryland with Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature Thursday evening, but the next civil rights battle has only begun.

A Maryland Senate committee is considering an anti-discrimination bill for transgender people.

In Maryland certain laws prohibit discrimination, but transgender people don't have those protections. But by the end of this legislative session, that might change.

Dr. Dana Beyer, a retired eye surgeon from Chevy Chase, was raised as a man, but always felt like a woman. And like many transgender people she faced discrimination. Twenty years ago during a workplace lawsuit, she says a judge called her a pervert, and attorneys said she didn't deserve respect. She says she didn't get a fair trial.

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