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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Cell Towers Added On Mall To Deal With Extra Data From Smartphones, Tablets

President Obama’s second inauguration may bring smaller crowds to the Mall than his first, but officials fear that potent new wireless gadgets will clog the airwaves above the festivities just as before.

Wireless traffic congestion was a big problem four years ago when 1.8 million people packed the Mall for the inauguration and called the folks back home with what are now antiquated cellphones.

Less than half that many people are expected this time, but they will be armed with much more powerful smartphones and tablets, some of which require more than 120 times the bandwidth of a typical cellphone. 

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Opportunities To Support Our Students And Schools

Parkside Talent Show, JMB Rock & Roll Revival
Thursday, Jan. 10
Talent Show
Parkside High School
The Parkside High School Talent Show will take place Thursday, Jan. 10. The top two winners will get a cash prize. Admission is $5 at the door. For information please contact Sarah McCabe at 410-677-5143 or smccabe@wcboe.org.
Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 14-17
JMB’s 15th annual Rock & Roll Revival
James M. Bennett Auditorium, Salisbury

Tickets are now on sale for James M. Bennett High School's annual showcase of Clipper talent, the Rock & Roll Revival. Students sing, dance, play instruments, and work in many areas behind the scenes to put on this highly successful show, which this year returns to the stage of the James M. Bennett Auditorium in Salisbury. Show directors are Christie and Larry Wersen, and net proceeds benefit the JMB PTSA. Shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, and then 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday night show and $20 for the weekend shows. Tickets are available at the Bank of Delmarva branch on Eastern Shore Drive. For ticket information, e-mail jmbrockandrollrevival@gmail.com or call Chris Wilde at 410-430-8634. Check out the show news on Facebook at RockRoll Revival.

52 Week Money Challenge


Could You Do This?

This could also work at home.  
First one to look has to clean up the kitchen

OUR LYING HYPOCRITE

The “fiscal cliff” deal will raise taxes for 77% of the American public.

It will add $4 trillion dollars to the deficit over the next 10 years.

It will create a drag on the economy equal to 1% of the gross domestic product.

It creates uncertainty in the following areas:

A) the debt limit, B) the sequestered amounts, C) cuts in entitlement spending, D) additional taxes and don’t forget E) the President needs another Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the lights on.

Blackrock’s Larry Fink is correct when he says:

The American People are the Big Losers In The Cliff Deal.

Who benefits? The deal gives Puerto Rican rum makers, Nascar, banks like Goldman Sachs, and General Electric and other big companies tax subsidies. History repeats again and again.

The entire “fiscal cliff” is a ruse to fleece the people. Once again, the government has pimped us out.

Redskin Fan Shows Support Through Her Long Fingernails


This native Washingtonian shows off her support 
for the Redskins with her long fingernails - 
spanning 97 inches in length altogether!
See Photo gallery HERE

GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND LT. GOVERNOR BROWN CONGRATULATE RAVENS AND REDSKINS ON PLAYOFF BERTHS


Governor and Lt. Governor enter into wager


ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown today congratulated the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins for making the playoffs. Maryland is the only state to host two NFL teams in the playoffs this year.

In honor of both teams making the playoffs, the Governor and the Lt. Governor have entered into a wager. If the Ravens make it farther in the playoffs than the Redskins, Lt. Governor Brown has to make an appearance in a Ravens jersey at the Board of Public Works Meeting on February 6th, shortly after the Super Bowl. If the Redskins move on farther than the Ravens, Governor O’Malley has to wear a Redskins jersey during the meeting.

“It is remarkable for our region and a major economic boost that we are the only state that is home to two NFL teams in the playoffs this year,” said Governor O’Malley, a Ravens fan. “Both teams have given Marylanders hope and inspired fans all across the nation. We wish the Ravens and the Redskins well...at least until the ‘Beltway’ Super Bowl.”

"Maryland is making history this Sunday as our Redskins and Ravens make their first simultaneous playoff appearances ever,” said Lt. Governor Brown, a Redskins fan. “Although my first allegiance lies with the Skins, I take pride in the fact that we have two amazing franchises here in Maryland, with great heart and talented leaders, like Robert Griffin, III and Ray Rice who set an excellent example for our young people on and off the field. I wish both teams the very best of luck and I'm looking forward to seeing Governor O'Malley draped in the Burgundy and Gold."

In honor of the Ravens and Ray Lewis’ last season on the field, the Governor’s web site has been transformed to Purple, and to celebrate the Redskins and their leading rookie quarterback Robert Griffin, III, the Lt. Governor’s web site has been draped in Burgundy and Gold.

The AFC North Division Champion Ravens are in the playoffs for the fifth straight year, and the Redskins have won their first division title since 1999. Both teams will host home playoff games this weekend.

Md. Officials Place Bets As Redskins, Ravens Prep For Playoffs

As the state's two NFL teams prepare for playoff games, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown are raising the stakes a bit.

If the Washington Redskins make it further in the playoffs than the Baltimore Ravens, O'Malley will have to attend the Feb. 6 Board of Public Works meeting wearing a Redskins jersey. If the Ravens go further, Brown will have to wear their jersey to the meeting.

Maryland is the only state with two NFL playoff teams, and Sunday will be the first time the Ravens and Redskins have played simultaneous playoff games.

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Congress Avoids The Cliff By Selling Us Down The River

With the possible exception of the New York Times’ editorial board (and the cast of The Jersey Shore), everyone on the planet understood that the United States Government needs to cut spending, increase taxes, or both. Instead, after months of political posturing and hand wringing, the Federal Government has just delivered the exact opposite, a deal that increases spending and decreases taxes. The move lays bare the emptiness of budget legislation, which can be dismantled far easier than it can be constructed.

One question that should be now asked is whether Moody’s Research will finally join S&P in downgrading the Treasury debt of the United States. After the Budget Control Act of 2011 (which resulted from the Debt Ceiling drama) Moody’s extended its Aaa rating, saying in an August 8 statement:

“…last week’s Budget Control Act was positive for the credit of the United States…. We expect the economic recovery will continue and additional budget deficit reduction initiatives will be put in place by 2013. The political parties now appear to share similar deficit reduction objectives.”

Now that Moody’s has been proven wrong, and the straight jacket that Congress designed for itself has been shown to be illusory (as I always claimed it was), will the rating agency revisit its decision and downgrade the United States? Given the political backlash that greeted S&P’s downgrade in 2011, I doubt that such a move is forthcoming.

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Texas Gun Owner Map Representation

Check out the above photo of a map of the state of Texas where the orange dots represent gun owners...

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Offers Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., offered legislation today to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, thus reviving a fight from the last Congress that had Republicans and Democrats talking about a government shut down.

“As a woman, I believe America deserves better than abortion,” Blackburn said in a statement on her bill. “America shouldn’t celebrate abortion and our taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood, who profit from the destruction of human life with taxpayer money. It’s fiscally irresponsible and morally indefensible.”

The bill would “prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.” Blackburn’s office cites a 2010 report from the Government Accountability Office saying that Planned Parenthood — the largest abortion provider in the country — receives $340 million from the Department of Health and Human Services under Title X, which provides funding for family planning services.

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TRAFFIC STOP IN WORCESTER CO. LEADS TO ARREST AND HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF MARIJUANA UPDATE

(BERLIN, MD) -- A recent traffic stop by a Maryland state trooper in Worcester County led to the recovery of more than 350 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of the driver who was transporting it.
The suspect is identified as Donald P. Gayle, 54, of New Brunswick, NJ. After consultation with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Gayle was charged by Maryland State Police with importation of a controlled dangerous substance into the state, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of marijuana. He was incarcerated in the Worcester County Detention Center on $650,000 bond. 

The investigation began shortly before 4:30 p.m. on December 30, 2012. A trooper from the Berlin Barrack was on the slow shoulder of southbound Rt. 113, north of Germantown Road, near Berlin. He was stopped in his unmarked patrol vehicle, but had his emergency red and blue lights activated, which were visible to passing traffic.

The trooper observed a Toyota Sienna van pass his patrol car and fail to move over into an available lane, which is a violation of the state’s move over law. The trooper stopped the van for the violation on southbound Rt. 113 south of Germantown Road.

During contact with the driver and only occupant of the van, later identified as Gayle, the trooper observed a number of factors that indicated criminal activity may have been underway. A Berlin Police Department officer who was nearby stopped as a backup, while the trooper called for a State Police drug dog team to respond.

A trooper and drug dog quickly responded and conducted a canine scan. The drug dog gave a positive alert for the presence of drugs.

Troopers then conducted a probable cause search of the van. They recovered five large nylon duffel bags, which each contained three large cellophane wrapped packages of suspected marijuana. The combined weight of the 15 packages of marijuana was more than 350 pounds.

Gayle was placed under arrest and taken to the Berlin Barrack for processing. Contact was made with the ICE Homeland Security Investigations task force and an agent responded to assist. Also assisting was a member of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team.

The investigation is continuing.

2012 Ratings: Fox News Number One For 11 Straight Years

 2012 saw Fox News mark 11 years as the number one cable news channel in total viewers and the demo, though the election didn’t provide much in the way of a ratings bump, with the network only up a bit in total viewers, and down slightly in the demo.
  • Primetime: 2.043 million total viewers/ 423,000 A25-54
  • Total Day: 1.152 million total viewers/ 273,000 A25-54
Unlike CNN, which was down in both total and demo viewers just about every hour, and MSNBC, which was up in both categories just about every hour, Fox News had some high points and low points, with most of its programs roughly on par with their 2011 performances. That said, the network still drew more viewers than CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined in primetime. It was also the second-highest delivery for the network ever in total viewers.
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DSP Initiates Realignment Of Troop Boundaries

Effective Monday January 7, 2013, the Delaware State Police Troop 9 in Odessa and Troop 3 in Woodside, will initiate a realignment of troop boundaries. Traditionally, Troop 3 provided uniform patrol services for all of Kent County. With the new troop boundaries, Troop 9 will now handle calls for service in northern Kent County, essentially from the New Castle/Kent County line south to Denney’s Road. Troop 3 uniform personnel will be responsible for the remainder of Kent County. Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Units, to include the Drug Unit and Governor’s Task Force personnel, will not be affected and will continue to provide detective services for all of Kent County.

It is the intention of the Delaware State Police that the implementation of the new boundaries will be seamless to the general public in the manner in which calls for service are handled. Our communications section, information technology, and troop administrators have been working diligently to ensure that public safety is in no way compromised by the realignment process.

“We believe it is our duty to continually analyze and develop programs that enhance our ability to deliver effective and professional police services to the citizens and visitors of this state we are sworn to protect,” explains Colonel McQueen. “This realignment of troop boundaries is an example of our commitment to deploy our personnel resources in a prudent fashion.”

ON FIRST DAY, DEMOCRATS PROPOSE EIGHT ANTI-GUN BILLS

With the left looking for its next big cause, Congressional Democrats have latched onto the Sandy Hook massacre as an opportunity to push gun control. Yesterday alone, eight new bills were introduced relating to gun control. Two conservative bills were introduced relating to ending “gun free zones” under federal law.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) led the way with four bills introduced. Her husband was shot to death in 1993 and her son was severely injured when Colin Ferguson, a mentally unstable black militant (he spent time in his apartment chanting, “all the black people killing all the white people”), shot up a Long Island commuter train.

She has been a longtime gun control advocate. In 1997, she tried to push a federal law that would have mandated trigger locks on all firearms. She introduced legislation that would have forced gun companies to produce firearms that were “child-resistant.” In 2007, she tried an “assault weapons” ban that would have targeted some 65 types of firearms.

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Flu Season Starts Early; Health Officials Encourage Flu Prevention Measures

(Salisbury, MD) Influenza (flu) season in the United States is having its earliest start in nearly a decade and according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season could be a bad one. Although flu is unpredictable, the early nature of the cases and the predominant type circulating this year, H3N2, could make it a severe flu season.

“It’s not too late to get your flu shot,” says Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Wicomico County. “While it may take up to two weeks for the vaccine to become effective, health officials with the CDC are predicting the flu season to go into the spring. A flu vaccine reduces your risk of illness, hospitalization, or even death and can prevent you from spreading the virus to your loved ones.”
Everyone, 6 months of age and older, is recommended to get vaccinated. Some children 6 months to 8 years of age may need 2 doses of the vaccine to be fully protected. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and college health centers, as well as by many employers, and even in some schools. 

“Protect yourself and your family from the flu: get vaccinated,” says Brewster.

On average, about 25, 000 Americans die each flu season, according the CDC. Flu usually peaks in midwinter. Symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, head and body aches, and fatigue. Some people suffer vomiting and diarrhea, and some develop pneumonia or other severe complications.

Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Flu viruses also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes, or nose. People infected with flu may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick. That means you may be able to spread the flu to someone else before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick. Young children, those who are severely ill, and those who have severely weakened immune systems may be able to infect others for longer than 5-7 days.

The CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu). The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year. But if you get the flu, there are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat your illness. Early treatment is especially important for the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women. Finally, everyday preventive actions may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

In addition to getting the flu shot, everyday preventative actions can help prevent the flu. Residents should be diligent about personal hygiene, including:
Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. 
Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid close contact with sick people.

If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading illness. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care or for other necessities. Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.

If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.

For additional information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu or www.wicomicohealth.org or call the Wicomico County Health Department at 410-543-6943. For information on where flu shots are offered in your area visit www.flu.gov.

Marine Freed From Mexico Tells Of Prison Ordeal, Recounts Threats Of Beheading

The Marine recently released from a Mexican prison, who was arrested in the country on trumped-up gun charges, was threatened with beheading while in custody.

“They threw every threat in the book at me,” Jon Hammar told McClatchy on Thursday, in his first public comments about the matter. According to Hammar, “full-blown” mobsters ran the prison, not the guards.

“They’d cut my head off, they told my family,” Hammer said, noting that his captors demanded money from his relatives. The threats only stopped, Hammer said, when his parents complained to the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros and he was moved from the prison’s general population to a separate cage, which was chained to a bedpost.

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Steve Brown Loses Battle with Cancer

 Steve Brown, a Hebron resident and former Hebron Volunteer Fire Fighter lost his battle with cancer this morning.

Why Ron Paul Never Fit In On Capitol Hill

This evening, Ron Paul will no longer be a member of Congress.

It has happened before. At the end of this day in January 1977 he was no longer a member of Congress. He had lost by 268 votes out of over 180,000. At the end of this day in 1985, he was no longer a member of Congress. He had resigned to run for the Senate. He did not get the nomination.

Twice he came back. There will not be a third time. He has other fish to catch.

I was on his staff in 1976. I saw Congress close-up. Once was enough. I explained why in 1977: "Confessions of a Washington Reject."

Ron Paul never fit in on Capitol Hill. There are reasons for this. Four reasons.

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CAIR Chief Claims Muslims Discovered America First

Muslims discovered the Americas long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, the head of a D.C.-based jihad-linked Islamic lobbying group told a Saudi TV station Dec. 27.

“There are historical accounts according to which the Muslims preceded Columbus, who is said to have discovered the U.S.,” claimed Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

“Some documents and accounts indicate that Muslim seafarers were the first to reach the U.S., [so] the bottom line is that Islam played a part in the establishment and development of the U.S.,” Awad told the Saudi interviewer, in an interview in a New York studio.

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Analyst: Look For Steady Price Hikes At The Pump

Look for pump prices, which have increased steadily from just before Christmas, to continue an upward climb.

Current average in Maryland is $3.39 for regular, a 4 cent increase in the last week, marylandgasprices.com reports.

Those prices are expected to continue to go up, reflecting the rise in crude oil prices and the increase as refineries switch to mandated summer blends.

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WALL STREET CRIMINAL BANKS ARE INSOLVENT

If you still believe the Too Big To Control Wall Street Criminal Banks are solvent, read this article. They are insolvent criminal organizations propped up by Bernanke and Geithner.

What’s Inside America’s Banks?

Some four years after the 2008 financial crisis, public trust in banks is as low as ever. Sophisticated investors describe big banks as “black boxes” that may still be concealing enormous risks—the sort that could again take down the economy. A close investigation of a supposedly conservative bank’s financial records uncovers the reason for these fears—and points the way toward urgent reforms.
By Frank Partnoy and Jesse Eisinger
The financial crisis had many causes—too much borrowing, foolish investments, misguided regulation—but at its core, the panic resulted from a lack of transparency. The reason no one wanted to lend to or trade with the banks during the fall of 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed, was that no one could understand the banks’ risks. It was impossible to tell, from looking at a particular bank’s disclosures, whether it might suddenly implode.

For the past four years, the nation’s political leaders and bankers have made enormous—in some cases unprecedented—efforts to save the financial industry, clean up the banks, and reform regulation in order to restore trust and confidence in the American financial system. This hasn’t worked. Banks today are bigger and more opaque than ever, and they continue to behave in many of the same ways they did before the crash.

Consider JPMorgan’s widely scrutinized trading loss last year. Before the episode, investors considered JPMorgan one of the safest and best-managed corporations in America. Jamie Dimon, the firm’s charismatic CEO, had kept his institution upright throughout the financial crisis, and by early 2012, it appeared as stable and healthy as ever.

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State Trooper Indicted On Sex Charge

Authorities in Cecil County arrested a state trooper Thursday on a felony sexual solicitation of a minor charge.

According to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Michael Wright, 21, was also indicted on two counts of attempted obstruction of justice. A state police spokesman said Wright was fired Friday.

Investigators said a 16-year-old high school student reported a text message she received on Nov. 27 to school personnel. Authorities said the two knew each other through a common acquaintance.

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Obama 2008 Campaign Fined $375,000

President Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for campaign reporting violations — one of the largest fees ever levied against a presidential campaign, POLITICO has learned.

The fine — laid out in detail in FEC documents that have yet to be made public — arose from an audit of the campaign, which was published in April. POLITICO obtained a copy of the conciliation agreement detailing the fine, which was sent to Sean Cairncross, the chief lawyer for the Republican National Committee, one of the groups that filed complaints about the campaign’s FEC reporting from 2008.

“$375,000 is a huge fine,” said Republican election lawyer Jason Torchinsky. “It may one of their top five- or ten-largest fines.”

But he added, “They’re also the first billion-dollar presidential campaign. Proportionally, it’s not out of line.”

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BANKSTER SLAVERY

Hundreds Of Pounds Of Pot Found During Traffic Stop

A New Jersey man remains behind bars on the Eastern Shore after State Police say they found hundreds of pounds of marijuana in a car he was driving.

State Police say 54-year-old Donald Gayle of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was pulled over last Sunday afternoon along Route 113 in Berlin for not moving over in traffic for a stopped police cruiser.

According to police, the trooper then suspected there might be drugs in the car and called in a K-9 drug dog.

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Somerset County Sheriff's Office 1-5-13

Jamie Annarenee Reeder of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for failing to comply with peace order, telephone misuse, and harassment. Reeder was released on signature pending court actions.

Donald Reed Stewart of Salisbury, arrested 12-27-12 for failure to drive right of center, failure to obey traffic control devise, driving on a suspended drivers’ license, and driving without a license. Stewart was released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Crisfield Highway and Cullen Parkway.

Brent Warren Cooper of Baltimore, arrested 12-28-12 on a fugitive warrant. Cooper was held without bond.

Janet Marie Sproul of Princess Anne, arrested 12-28-12 for 2 counts of 2nd degree assault, and trespassing. Sproul was later released on personal recognizance pending court actions.

Robert Lee Kelly of Princess Anne, arrested 12-28-12 for failing to appear in court. Kelly was held on a $500.00 bond.

Benjamin Leroy Jones and Charles Edward Dejarnette Jr. both from Princess Anne arrested 1-2-13 for 2nd degree burglary, 4th degree burglary, trespassing on posted property, theft under $10,000, and theft less than $1,000. The arrest was the result of a theft investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office where tools and equipment were reported stolen from the property of Robert Hall on Crisfield Marion Rd. Jones and Dejarnette were later held on a $25,000 bond.

George Anthony Abrams of Salisbury, arrested 12-31-12 on a warrant for violation of probation. Abrams was held on a $5,000 bond.

Shalicia Ann Hall of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for 2nd degree assault, and disorderly conduct. Hall was released on signature pending court actions.

Hanju Lee of Dundalk, arrested 1-1-13 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, speeding, unsafe lane changes, and following to close to another vehicle. Lee was released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies on Ocean Highway near Deal Island Rd.

Mattew Adam Mehl of Princess Anne, arrested 1-2-13 on warrants for 3rd degree burglary, 2nd degree assault, and trespassing. Mehl was held on a $20,000 bond.

Linda Mae Mehl of Princess Anne, arrested 1-2-13 on a warrant for 3rd degree burglary, and trespassing. Mehl was released on an unsecured bond.

Ashlea Elizabeth Norfolk of Princess Anne, arrested 1-2-13 on a warrant for 3rd degree burglary, 2nd degree assault, and trespassing. Norfolk was held on a $20,000 bond.

Harris Votes Against Sandy Aid

The new Congress has passed a $9.7 billion bill to help pay flood insurance claims to homeowners, renters and businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The bill cleared the Senate following passage earlier Friday by the House. It replenishes the National Flood Insurance Program that was due to run out of money next week with some 115,000 Sandy-related claims as well as 5,000 from other floods unresolved.

The late October storm ravaged the coast from North Carolina to Maine, with the worst flooding occurring in New York City and its suburbs, Atlantic City, N.J., along the Connecticut coastline. Votes are planned later this month on another $51 billion aid package. The government already has spent more than $2 billion as part of the emergency response to the storm.

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Editor's Note: There is a response from Congressman Andy Harris at the bottom of the page.

HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 1-5-13

The “Squirrel Picture”

The house at 102 W. William St., Salisbury, is the home of David and Jennifer Gammel and their two daughters, Ella and Lily. The squirrel picture came with the house. My son, Mike, refinished some floors in the house and immediately called me when he saw the picture.

The history of the “squirrel picture” in the upstairs room is as follows:

- The Artist – H.C. Derby drew the picture on November 4, 1924. He is listed in the 1921 Salisbury City Directory as a painter. By the 1934 Directory he was listed as an interior decorator. His brother was H. A.

Derby. In the late 1950’s, H. A. Derby’s job was caretaker at Parson’s Cemetery on N. Division St.

- The Resident – In 1924, the house was occupied by a George F. Sharpley and his wife, Nannie. His occupation was listed as the train dispatcher at the Union Station, which was built in 1914 and is still standing. Their phone number was 243 at the time of the drawing until at least 1932. By 1944, at the same address, under the listing of George F. Sharpley, the phone number was 2192-W. In the 1950 C & P telephone book, there is no listing for a Sharpley.

Mr. Sharpley was involved with the Masons and is listed in a program from April 27, 1928 as the Master of Ceremonies, as well as on the Reception Committee. He was the Junior Warden of the Salisbury Lodge of Perfection, A. & A. S. R.

- The Picture – Apparently the picture was drawn in 1924 for whatever reason. Maybe he was amusing a small child who was watching him paint and the child wanted to save the picture. It has been painted around ever since, leaving the picture intact. I have even heard that somewhere along the line someone bought a picture frame and hung it over the picture. The Sharpleys probably wouldn’t have acceded to the wishes of a child that was not their own, but there is no mention of any Sharpley children.

Legislative Leaders Say Gas Tax Hike Is Tough Sell

While Maryland legislative leaders say they are painfully aware of the need for additional transportation money, they didn't sound very confident on Friday during a preview of the upcoming session that there will be enough support in the Legislature to produce a revenue package of the magnitude that is needed.

Sen. Edward Kasemeyer, who chairs the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, told participants at the Maryland Association of Counties winter meeting that tough votes on tax increases in recent years have worn out lawmakers on that idea.

"These people are fatigued," said Kasemeyer, D-Baltimore County.

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A Letter To The Editor 1-5-13

Joe,

While you and I don't see eye to eye on everything You have always listened to me and treated me like a human and I will never let that fall to the wayside.

Please make sure that you use any chance you get to tell people to register to vote, this is over looked so many times

Thank you and you can count on my continued support.

Illinois Lawmakers Commit Open Treason

An Illinois Senate committee passes through strict gun restrictions, that go against the constitutional grain of all federal rulings on the topic. The public health committee voted to go ahead with legislation that is intended to ban all semi-automatic rifles, AND pistols. This committee is made up of the following individuals:
Chairperson : William Delgado D
Vice-Chairperson : Mattie Hunter D
Member: Susan Garrett D
Member: Michael Noland D
Member: Jeffrey M. Schoenberg D
Member: Heather A. Steans D
Minority Spokesperson : Dave Syverson R
Member: Shane Cultra R
Member: Christine J. Johnson R
Member: Carole Pankau R
The news article quotes them as voting across party lines, so assume anyone with a D after their name, to have committed perjury of their oath of office.

The treason portion comes from Governor Quinn when he made this statement:
“There is no place in Illinois for weapons designed to rapidly fire at human targets at close range,”

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 1-5-13

Anonymous said...

Be careful they are just waiting for you to run and then they are going to run right over you. They are going to make you look like the biggest dumb ass ever. Joe don't run unless you like the feel of a jail cell.

There's a big difference between Jim Ireton and Joe Albero. I'm a man who isn't afraid of bullies and Jimmy, well, he's just so sensitive. I'll prove on Tuesday you people don't scare me one bit.  

Geithner Out Before End Of January

We are sad to bring you the tragic news that Tim "TuboTax" Geithner, who has long made clear his plans to leave some time in early 2012, will be out before March, and in fact before the end of January as it turns out. From Bloomberg:
GEITHNER SAID TO PLAN DEPARTURE BEFORE DEBT CEILING RECKONING

We are also confident readers will somehow be able to overcome the unprecedented sadness at this particular rat's departure from the Titanic, metaphorically speaking of course.

And while Timmy's replacement (assuming it is of the Homo Sapiens genus and species) is still unknown, we know what some of the prospects think about serving the public:
American Express Kenneth Chenault had been approached for job, has indicated he isn’t interested

Administration officials had approached American Express Co. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault about joining Obama’s second-term cabinet, possibly as Treasury secretary. Chenault isn’t interested in leaving his private sector job, according to a spokesman.

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