Saturday, September 15, 2012
DOVER - DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is continuing to reassure Delaware residents and hunters that an insect-borne disease that is fatal to white-tailed deer does not affect humans and rarely affects livestock. In addition, while the disease may have significant impacts on local deer populations, it has minimal long-term ramifications for the viability of the state’s deer herd.
Each year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in automobile accidents. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 13.
We want to change this and we need your help. We want to motivate those who think they are securing their child properly to seek help. We’re aiming to change that with National Seat Check Saturday on September 22. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22), communities nationwide will have certified technicians available to provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice — for free!
We think a post about Child Passenger Safety Week and National Seat Check Saturday would be of great interest to your audience. Could you inform your readers about these important events? We have a lot of helpful information and tools that would be great to include in a blog post for your readers:
•A locator to find nearby car seat inspection stations on National Seat Check Saturday and throughout the year: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm
•A beautiful, informational infographic about proper child seat safety (downloadable here and attached)
•A web site with instructional videos, handy informational flyers, and links to product ratings and recall lists
•A video PSA that shows that parents who really know it all, know for sure their child is in the right car seat.
Have a question or want to learn more? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be answering child passenger safety questions from the Twitter handle [@NHTSAgov] on Wednesday, September 19 at 2pm ET. Car seat safety experts will be available to answer questions on car seats and how to safe travel with children of all ages. Just follow the hashtag #TheRightSeat to join the chat.
There's been an accident in Pittsville on Old Ocean City Road. A female rider has been taken to the Hospital as a priority 2 patient, non life threatening, thank God.
Folks, there's a LOT of motorcycles on the Eastern Shore this weekend. PLEASE take a second and third look before you go through a stop sign or traffic signal.
MCE to Award Entrepreneur of the Year
Do you know a successful entrepreneur who inspires you to work harder? Is there someone that toils day in and day out for his or her business to guarantee it's a success?
Why not nominate them for a new award that honors their entrepreneurial spirit?
The successful candidate for this award will be from Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset county, and be a majority owner of a small business for two or more years. Anyone can nominate an entrepreneur. Nomination deadline is September 28th, and forms are available online at http://www.marylandcapital.org Nominate your candidate now!
Maryland Capital Enterprises has created the Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and unending spirit of our local entrepreneurs.
A team of community leaders will rank the applicants based on an established set of criteria. A financial prize will accompany the award. The top three finalists will be invited to attend MCE's annual gala on November 10th where the winner will be announced.
The award was created to honor Salisbury native Palmer Gillis, who has spent the last 35 years building his construction company into one of the largest general contracting firms on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
He continues to give back through community service and has been a leading voice in trying to make his community a better place.
"MCE is all about encouraging entrepreneurship and helping business owners find the pathway to success. We are so excited to be able to offer a meaningful award that lets everyone in the community celebrate what they have achieved," said Hayley Gallagher, MCE's Executive Director.
Well, today, there seems to be a declining interest in teaching manners to kids. But more troubling, there also seems to be a growing problem of kids talking back to their teachers and parents. I see this in the school my son attends, and by no means is he isn’t removed from the problem.
I can’t recall kids in grade school ever talking back to teachers. Where did all this sassiness and bossiness come from? God only knows.
I was mentioning this to Mark Joseph, father of five young girls who happens to be in the multi-media business as film producer, talk show host, columnist, author and media strategist. I shared with him the question of whether TV is creating all this talk-back culture we observe with kids these days.
Well, Teletubbies and Barney may not be a bad example, but part of the problem seems to be, in those TV programs, there aren’t any parents or teachers interacting with children. There are no authority figures in most modern TV and film programs for kids.
Maybe that is part of the problem, I wondered.
Sebelius, who is spearheading the implementation of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, warned at a meeting of the Human Rights Campaign that progress made on gay and lesbian rights under Obama could be "wiped out in a heartbeat" if the president was not reelected in November.
She also called for the election of a Democratic governor in North Carolina. Human Rights Campaign represents people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
"Secretary Sebelius violated the Hatch Act by making extemporaneous political remarks," investigators with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded in a report that referred the case to the president for "appropriate action."
Bernanke has become a lightning rod for election-year Republican complaints that central bank bond purchases have enabled a massive government expansion by Democratic President Barack Obama, and have overstepped the Fed's authority.
WHO: SU Lacrosse Team & Coach to speak, everyone is invited to attend
WHEN: Tuesday, September 18th 4 p.m.
WHERE: Lobby, Main Library
SALISBURY, MD – Local personalities will have their posters unveiled at the Main Library on Tuesday, September 18th at 4 p.m. as part of the “I Belong!” campaign at Wicomico Public Library to show that everyone belongs at the library.
Salisbury University Men’s Lacrosse coach Jim Berkman, and players will be there to sign their poster and speak about the importance of the library.
With a massive biometric FBI surveillance system going live across the United States in recent weeks, tens of thousands of drones to be flying over American skies within just a few years, over 1 billion rounds of ammunition being acquired by non-military government agencies, and host of laws and executive orders outlining military and police emergency response plans to lock down the United States, it isn’t much of a stretch to suggest that our government is preparing for something that aims to fundamentally transform America as we know it today.
New evidence for a coming lock-down of America is presented to the public by citizen journalists and alternative media on an almost weekly basis, which suggests that whatever is being planned is on a much more accelerated schedule now than ever before.
At the time, Emanuel condemned Walker’s approach: “There’s no respect, no sense of cooperation, no sense that we all have a vested interest in working something out,” he told CNN. Emanuel, legendary for his profane combativeness, had spent his mayoral campaign cultivating a more conciliatory image. “We’re gonna deal with our fiscal issues by being honest with each other, straightforward and on a level of respect to work out the agreements that are necessary to put our fiscal house in order so our economy can grow,” he said.
The NYT recaps what the response has been so far, to overnight hostilities in Yemen, which as we already reported, is the latest US embassy to be under attack:
This morning I went into Johnny's to pick up my breakfast like I normally do - and I glanced down to the newspaper rack to see what the headlines might be for The Daily Times. I noticed that the all of the MSM newspapers were on the rack with exception to The Daily Times. When I asked the clerk about The Daily Times - he explained that they had dropped The Daily Times newspaper because they had been cheated on their bill.
Of course - I went on to offer my own personal thoughts - that I thought their decision to rid themselves of the headache was really good for the long haul as most of their news was biased anyway.
Publishers Notes: I was also informed last week that the Daily Times sent out notices recently announcing they are increasing their subscription rates again. I guess they have to find a way to pay for their new hot shot from up north. No question about it, Salisbury News has put a massive hurting on the Daily Times. Between offering real time news and information and advertising rates no one else can touch, there is no competition. Besides, when you've got a new newspaper in town giving away full page FREE advertising to make it look like people are interested, well, how can you compete with that. Just ask LORA, right John?
All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.
Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is seldom even thought of as a belief that should be checked against facts.
Nor is this notion confined to Democrats in America today. Belief in the superior compassion of the political left is a worldwide phenomenon that goes back at least as far as the 18th century. But in all that time, and in all those places, there has been little, if any, effort on the left to check this crucial assumption against facts.
When an empirical study of the actual behavior of American conservatives and liberals was published in 2006, it turned out that conservatives donated a larger amount of money, and a higher percentage of their incomes (which were slightly lower than liberal incomes) to philanthropic activities.
Date of Occurrence: Friday September 14, 2012 at approximately 12:38 a.m.
Defendant, Charges and Bond Information:
Donald A. Smith II, 30, Bear, DE
Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal
Theft of Services under $1,500
Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
Driving While Suspended
Criminal Trespass 2nd
Improper Lane Change
Driving on the Wrong Side of Roadway
Driving Across a Median
Arraigned at JP11 and released after posting $5,750.00 secured bail.
New Castle, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Bear man after he stole his own truck with a front end loader from a business that was repairing it.
The incident began as troopers were called to the Stop-N-Go located off Christiana Road in New Castle around 12:38 a.m. last night for a report of theft of a motor vehicle. The business owner was notified that part of the fence surrounding the complex was torn down. Further investigation revealed that a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was missing. As the troopers were reviewing surveillance tapes with the Stop-N-Go owner, they were able to observe a front end loader with fork lifts attached drive down the side of the property and out of the camera view. Upon returning a few minutes later, the video shows the front end loader carrying the pickup truck on its forks and depart the area.
The store owner then attempted to contact the truck owner to inform him of what had taken place, but the call went into voicemail. A few moments later, the truck owner, who later turned out to be Donald A. Smith II, phoned him back and told him he had gotten his truck back tonight and even explained that he had used his front end loader to retrieve it. Donald had defaulted on the payment he owed Stop-N-Go for the work they completed on the pickup so the truck was being held until the payment was received.
At approximately 1:15 a.m. as this investigation was continuing, a radio call was being transmitted for a subject operating a front end loader in the parking lot of Pockets Restaurant and Tavern located at 315 South DuPont Highway. As troopers converged on the area, they were informed the front end loader had entered a heavily wooded area behind Pockets. Upon locating the large vehicle, it began to exit the woods and travel southbound on US13. Troopers began their pursuit of the loader as it made its way across the center median and for a period of time traveled southbound in the northbound lanes before crossing back over to the southbound lane. The pursuit of the front end loader lasted approximately 35 minutes as the vehicle traveled through a private driveway and into the Chaddwyck Development before crossing back over US13 and into a corn field where troopers discontinued their chase.
As the troopers began setting up a perimeter of the cornfield, the front end loader was spotted on Buena Vista Drive where it drove down Camino Court and in between the residences located at 21 Camino Court. Smith was unaware of the retention pond located behind the houses and drove the loader into the pond where it became disabled.
Smith was able to escape from the front end loader and swim to the shore where he was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported back to Troop 2 where he was processed for the above charges and arraigned at JP11. He was later released after posting $5,750.00 secured bond.
Surveillance video from the Stop-N-Go is unavailable for release.
What if they both support the authority of the federal government to spy on Americans without search warrants? What if they both support confining foreigners, uncharged and untried, in Guantanamo Bay? What if they both believe the president can arrest without charge and confine without trial any American he hates or fears?
What if they both believe in secret courts – kept away from the public and the press – that can take away the rights of Americans? What if they both think the president can disregard the Constitution when it comes to the rights of those the government has confined to speedy trials, to confront witnesses and evidence against them, and to counsel of their choosing? What if they both believe the government can use evidence obtained under torture at trials in American courts? What if they both think the president can incarcerate those he once prosecuted, even after acquittal?
Legislation would extend the provisions of FISA to December 2017
IDG News Service – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve the extension by five years of a controversial law, that its critics claim allows for the warrantless surveillance of electronic communications like email and phone calls of not only foreigners but U.S. citizens.
The FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012, was passed by the House on Wednesday by 301 to 118, with 10 not voting.
The bill H.R. 5949 aims to extend the authority of the federal government to conduct surveillance pursuant to the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 until Dec. 31, 2017. The authority under the 2008 Act is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31 this year.
“Yet again, the House has rubberstamped a law so broad and vague that, despite its passage four years ago, we still have little idea how the government is using it,” said Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union in a statement.
It is at the very heart of the Fourth Amendment that Americans and their communications are fiercely protected from government intrusion, Richardson said. ACLU recommended that the law should be amended to include much stronger privacy protections when the Senate takes it up later this year
- Isaiah Berlin – Russian- born British philosopher (1909-1997).
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Harris for “standing for small business.” In presenting the group’s coveted Guardian of Small Business Award, Danner said, “Small-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses and employees and stand by those who stand for them.”
“The record shows that Rep. Harris is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 112th Congress,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 245 Representatives who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 112th Congress.
“I don’t have a scheduling update for you on that or any specific announcements to make,” Obama for America spokeswoman Jen Psaki said when asked if Obama would campaign in North Carolina any time soon. The reporter who asked the question said “I think the last event he held there, aside from the convention, was April 24th” — when he visited the University of North Carolina campus to talk about student loans.
Psaki did promise that Obama would eventually return to North Carolina. “We have said, of course, that because of the unfortunate change we had to make with the stadium move, that when we’re there next we’re going to make sure we invite the people who were unable to attend to attend,” she told reporters.
The GAO said the Obama administration should give Congress an opportunity to block the tweaks it made to the law. ...
In July, the Obama administration gutted the work requirements in the welfare law by giving states more latitude to get waivers for the work requirements or define “work” in a way that would allow those on welfare to receive benefits while doing things like going to fitness classes, which states could define as "work."
A. Produce good doctors regardless of race
B. Grant special preferences to doctors from minority groups
Affirmative action is bad enough because it means adopting a racist system, but racial preferences promote incompetence because you once begin selecting people based on skin color, qualifications fall out of the picture. And that’s bad news in many fields, but it’s lethal in medicine where the difference between a competent doctor and a doctor who got in because he fit a quota is a live or dead patient.
Under ObamaCare, if a medical or dental school wants to increase its chances of receiving many different kinds of grants and contracts from the federal government, it should “have a record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups” or “from underrepresented minorities.”
Date of Occurrence: Friday September 14, 2012 at approximately 3:25 p.m.
Operator and Vehicle Information:
•Operator #1: Jazmyth A. Dennis, 23, Lewes, DE
•Vehicle #1: 1991 Lexus LS400
•Passenger: 53 year old female
•Passenger: 16 year old female
•Passenger: 3 year old male
•Operator #2: James Darling, 33, Seaford, DE
•Vehicle #2: 2007 Kawasaki Z1D motorcycle
Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred south of Georgetown yesterday.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:25 p.m. yesterday afternoon as Jazmyth A. Dennis was operating a 1991 Lexus LS400 westbound on Speedway Road stopped at the intersection of South DuPont Boulevard (US113). Dennis began to cross over US113 northbound when she pulled into the path of a 2007 Kawasaki Z1D motorcycle being operated by James Darling. The motorcycle struck the Lexus on the front driver’s side ejecting Darling from the bike and onto the roadway.
James Darling, who was wearing a helmet, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Beebe Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Jazmyth Dennis and her three passengers, who were all properly restrained, were not injured in the crash. Dennis was cited for Failure to Remain Stopped and Failure to Have Insurance in Possession.
Traffic in the area of the incident was impacted for approximately an hour and a half while the crash was investigated and cleared.
Salisbury, MD: Today we received a message from Alan Girard, the Eastern Shore Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, concerning the cancellation of the September 24th Candidate forum at Salisbury University. In an attached press release it mentioned that they had learned that Republican Congressman Andy Harris had “decided to pull out of all debates this election season”. This came in the wake of the voter fraud scandal that saw the resignation of Democrat Wendy Rosen.
Obviously Congressman Harris was looking for any opportunity to not have to face voters and Libertarian Muir Boda who stated, “After observing the withdrawal of Democrat Wendy Rosen from the race amid voter fraud allegations, I had not anticipated another action of disrespect to the voters in the 1st District. Congressman Harris' actions are simply arrogant cowardice as he is obviously afraid to debate me."
Boda continued, "Congressman Harris' pulling out of all forums is a complete slap in the face to all the voters and the organizations that are taking their time to organize the forums by securing a place to have the forum, organizing resources to record the forums and to the those who desired to attend and to participate in the discussion of the future of country.
Congressman Harris has many questions to answer. For instance, we need an explanation on why, as a so called fiscal conservative he would support adding another $1 Trillion to our national debt. Or where does he really stand on the TSA, the Patriot Act and the NDAA."
Date of Occurrence: Saturday September 15, 2012 at approximately 3:35 a.m.
Operator and Vehicle Information:
•Operator #1: Marvin G. Vasquez, 34, Marydel, DE
•Vehicle #1: 1998 Ford Taurus
Hartly, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a car into a house.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:35 a.m. this morning as Marvin G. Vasquez was operating a 1998 Ford Taurus eastbound on Halltown Road just west of Downes Drive. The Taurus crossed the center line into the westbound lanes before exiting the north side of the roadway and across a residential lawn located at 2563 Halltown Road. The Taurus continued through a fence and then came to a stop after striking the south east corner of a residence located at 100 Downes Drive.
Vasquez, who was not injured in the crash, was transported back to Troop 3 where he was issued a citation for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Inattentive Driving, Failure to Have Required Insurance, Failure to Have Registration in Possession, and Driving While Suspended or Revoked.
No occupants of the residence where injured as a result of the crash and it is unknown what the structural integrity of the house currently is.
What is now East Main St., was once under the waters of Humphreys Lake. The waters in the lake were filled by the drainage from the headwaters of the East branch of the Wicomico River. This origin is now Schumaker Pond.
The first and only effort to dam the river was a dam built in 1743 by William Venables. Because of this dam he was able to produce enough water power to set up his grist mill to service the local area. The mill was located where the Wicomico County Library is today. When the dam burst on May 28, 1909, steam power had replaced most of the water-powered mills and the mill never operated there again. Efforts were made by some local businessmen to have the state or government assist financially in rebuilding the dam, but the lack of need for water power entered into their decision to not rebuild.
Humphreys Lake was originally named T. Humphreys Lake after Thomas Humphreys. The Humphreys owned all the land north of the lake near the dam and operated a saw mill and grist mill by the power supplied by the water tumbling over the dam.
It is rumored that there is a cave on the East end near what is now Route 13 that was the hiding place of one Ben Allen, a Tory during the Revolutionary War. He was a large man and caused a lot of trouble for the Patriots during the War.
During the Civil War, a Union Army encampment was established on the South side of Humphreys Lake. It was named Camp Upton for the commander of the Union forces there. The street that ran beside it from South Division Street to the railroad was also named after him, Upton Street.
After the army left, a local attorney, Thomas Humphreys, built his offices there. It had a vantage position, located on a natural rise that commanded a view over Humphreys Lake, owned by his ancestors, dating back to the pre-Revolutionary period. Also within his sight were the South Division Street dam and the family operated water powered mills.
The site was subsequently occupied by the new high school, which opened in 1905. The previous high school had been named Salisbury High School, but the new school was named Wicomico High School for two reasons. First, it took in students from all over the county, not just Salisbury. Second, it had to do this to finance the new school. It served as the only high school from 1905 to 1931, when the new high school was built out on Main St. across from what is now City Park. This land was made available when the dam burst in 1909, exposing all the land that is now utilized by the school, the City Park and many businesses. The old high school was used as a grade school through the 30’s and 40’s when it was declared too run down and declared surplus by the county. The property was purchased by the Brush-Moore Company of Akron, Ohio, the owners of the Daily Times at the time. They built new offices on the site and they remain to this day the home offices of the Daily Times.
When the dam broke in 1909, it was the end of an era. Gone were the boat rides on the lake in the summer and the skating in the winter. The Old School Baptist Church, which is still located at the corner of Church and Baptist Streets, lost the shallow water for their immersions behind the Church. The exposed land was purchased from the Humphreys family for $40,000 by a group of local businessmen who formed the Salisbury Realty Co. Through their efforts, we now have a very busy East Main St.
Last seen in the 36000 block of Smith Drive, Ocean View, DE
Date of Occurrence:
Friday September 14, 2012 at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Raymond A. Sharp, 35, Ocean View, DE (photo attached)
White male, 5’10” tall, 207 lbs., black hair, brown eyes. Last seen wearing a grey shirt, grey jogging style pants, and blue sandals.
Possibly operating a 1995 Chevrolet Astro van with unknown South Carolina registration.
Ocean View, DE-The Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for Raymond A. Sharp, 35 of Ocean View, DE. He was last seen by his mother on Friday September 14th at approximately 5:00 p.m. as he was leaving the house to "go out." He was last seen operating a 1995 Chevrolet Astro van with unknown South Carolina plates. Sharp has not been seen or heard from since that time.
Raymond Sharp's medical condition is such that there is a real concern for his welfare and safety. He is described as a white male, 5'10” tall, 207 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, grey jogging style pants, and blue sandals.
Troopers are asking anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Raymond A. Sharp to contact 911 or Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at http://www.tipsubmit.com/
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
Dad Claims Six Flags Halloween Character Went Too Far By Bursting From Portable Toilet & Chasing Daughter