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Friday, March 15, 2013

Are You As Smart Or Smarter Than This 12 Year Old?

Two days ago WBOC came to me for an interview to discuss my announcement/press release on my new Economic Development Plan. During the interview we discussed many of the topics of my plan but when it aired the other night the end result was simply, unreal.

Immediately following the aired interview my phone rang and it was my 12 year old Grandson. He said, "Grandpa, how come they showed more of Jim Ireton in the interview than they did you"? He went on to say, "Mayor Ireton has had four years to get his stuff done, why didn't he get it done"?

So I ask all of you, are you smarter than this 12 year old? View video below. 

By the way, notice how Ireton has changed his tune and is now only talking about riverfront parking lots. His proposal includes a 500 affordable housing unit project, which includes ALL of the City owned parking lots.

New Drone Could ‘Snatch Humans Off the Street’

A new flying drone developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania could one day be used to snatch humans off the street.

Justin Thomas and his colleagues at the GRASP Lab have produced an “avian-inspired” claw drone that mimics the way an eagle uses its talons to grab a fish out of the ocean.

A video clip of the drone shows the UAV swooping down at high speed to snatch an object using its 3D printed mechanical claw. By mimicking how a bald eagle sweeps its legs and claws backwards to aerodynamically close in on its prey without the need to slow down, the drone is able to grasp a stationary object with precise efficiency.


Rand Paul Slammed Wall Street At CPAC

This afternoon, Rand Paul took the stage at CPAC, the annual conservative political convention, and he had nothing nice to say about Wall Street.

Check out this tweet from Politico reporter, Alex Burns:

Funds Sought To Address Huey’s Storm Damage

OCEAN CITY -- The Vietnam-era Huey helicopter erected in 2011 as part of a permanent memorial and display at the Ocean City Municipal Airport in West Ocean City was damaged during last week’s severe storm and now needs a little help from the community for repair.

The decades-old Huey helicopter was mounted at the airport in 2011 after the Ocean City Aviation Association (OCAA) was able to secure the relic of a bygone era in military aviation. The Huey helicopters were in service for nearly 50 years and served all branches of the armed services and the government before the fleet was retired in 2011.

The Huey helicopters gained their fame during the Vietnam War, and one became available for display after the fleet was retired in 2011. The OCAA jumped at the chance to obtain one for permanent display as part of a memorial at the Ocean City Airport. While the helicopter and the associated memorial at the airport represent the Vietnam War, the display is in honor of all who have served in the armed forces.


On The Progressing Extinction Of The US Middle Class

Beneath the positive headlines Bloomberg's Joe Brusuelas notes that there is evidence that a good portion of consumers continue to face a difficult adjustment to the $125 billion tax hike in January and the 15 percent increase in gasoline prices during the past four months. Spending among the upper quintile of income earners is masking weakness elsewhere but it is jobs headlines that are really hiding the dismal reality in America. As the following chart shows,confirming our earlier discussion, the middle-class income-earner is becoming an endangered species (with no 'conservation group' willing to stand up for them) as the government holds the lowest income earners' hand and Bernanke the highest.

Maryland Rabies Cases Linked To Transplant From Infected Man

Four people received donated organs from a man unknowingly infected with rabies, leading to a rare human death more than a year later that has authorities scrambling to treat the other three patients, federal health officials said Friday.

The man who died lived in Maryland and had received a kidney. The recipients of the donor's other kidney, heart and liver are getting anti-rabies shots, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news release Friday. Those patients live in Florida, Georgia and Illinois.

The donor died in Florida in 2011 after moving there from North Carolina.

The CDC said it's working with public health officials and medical facilities in all five states to identify people who were in close contact with the donor or the four organ recipients. Those people might also need treatment, the agency said.


All U.S. Intelligence Agencies - Including CIA and NSA - To Spy On Americans' Finances

U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans’ finances

The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

Financial institutions that operate in the United States are required by law to file reports of “suspicious customer activity,” such as large money transfers or unusually structured bank accounts, to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation already has full access to the database. However, intelligence agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, currently have to make case-by-case requests for information to FinCEN.


Sequester Do-Over: Feds Recaptured 4 Immigrants Released Under Budget Cuts

The Obama administration said Thursday it has rearrested and brought back four of the most dangerous immigrants it released from detention last month in the run-up to the budget sequester cuts.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton testified to Congress that his agency released 10 “level one” offenders, and has gone out and brought four of them back in. He said the other six are non-violent.

Mr. Morton also acknowledged that overall, 2,228 immigrants were released — far more than the several hundred the agency had initially admitted to.

Of those, 629 had criminal records, though Mr. Morton said they were low-level offenders.


2,800 Dead Pigs In A Shanghai River

Over the weekend more than 2,800 dead pigs were fished out of the Huangpu River that bisects Shanghai--and is a source of drinking water for the city's 23 million residents.

The story highlights a seldom-covered source of China's water pollution problem: agricultural waste. Under Chinese law, farmers are required to take carcasses to their village or town's community disposal site, or bury the animals with disinfectant, but many don't. And as of 2010, agricultural pollution, which includes livestock and produce, surpassed industrial waste as China's main pollutant.

In fact, waste related to animals made up about 90 percent of organic pollutants in China's water, according to Wang Dong of the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning. In a 2012 study from Huazhong University, waste from pigs, cattle, sheep, and other animals left 228,900 tonnes (252.6 tons) of biochemical oxygen demand, a standard measure for organic pollution, in part of the Han River in central China. Now, about 15 percent of China's major rivers are too polluted for safe use, not just from local factories, but farmers who throw animal carcasses and waste into nearby streams.

Area Businesses Brace For ObamaCare’s Impact

OCEAN CITY -- With the mandated Affordable Health Care Act, or ObamaCare, deadline still almost a year away, Ocean City business leaders this week got a primer on what the changes might mean to them, but because of the seasonal nature of the resort and the wildly fluctuating employee totals, the solution still appears to be as clear as mud.

Chris Carroll, vice president of Atlantic-Smith-Cropper and Deeley Insurance, this week presented a primer of sorts on the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to members of the Ocean City Economic Development Committee (EDC). The ACA, referred to by many as ObamaCare, is complicated and reads like an inches-thick tome on tax law, but in its simplest terms, the act requires all Americans to obtain healthcare insurance from one of a variety of sources by January 2014.

Some will be able to find affordable health insurance on their own, while others will be covered by an expanded Medicaid program based on earnings in relation to the poverty level. Most, however, will be covered by mandated plans offered through their employers.


Biden Press Office Apologizes For Demanding Student Journalist Delete Photographs

ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) – Vice President Joe Biden’s press office has apologized to the University of Maryland following “pure intimidation” demands for a student journalist to delete photos he took of a domestic violence event featuring Biden.

College Park Patch reports that a credentialed student from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Jeremy Barr, was snapping photos at the Rockville event when a Biden staffer began interrogating the student.

“Did you take any photos during the event,” Barr said he was asked by Biden staffer Dana Rosenzweig. “I need to see your camera right now,” she reportedly said after Barr confirmed he had taken photographs of the event that also featured Attorney General Eric Holder and Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin.


Pelosi: George Washington Warned Against Republicans Like Paul Ryan

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., expressed misgivings about the efficacy of President Obama’s so-called “charm offensive,” saying that House Republicans seem “at war with [their] own government.”

“By and large, the approach the Republicans take is that they are there to shrink the role of government to the point where it really recalls to mind a statement of President Washington who cautioned about a political party at war with its own government,” Pelosi told reporters today in response to a question about the charm offensive.

Moments earlier, she had described Republicans as “people who want to raise the [retirement] age and abolish the Affordable Care Act,” in a reference to the the budget unveiled by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which calls for the repeal of Obamacare.


Maryland Invests

Students from the University of Maryland College Park presented me with the“Maryland Invests” book, a compilation of personal stories written by students on their experiences paying for college.
These stories are a reminder of why it is so critically important that we continue making investments to keep college affordable.
Alone among the 50 states, Maryland chose to freeze in-state tuition at state colleges and universities for four years years in a row.

Together, we then held tuition increases to the lowest in the nation for over five years. According to the college board, since 2007, we’ve done more than any other state to hold down the cost of college tuition.



The Los Angeles Times ran a Thursday editorial by Middlebury College Professor Bill McKibben arguing that allowing millions of illegal immigrants into America will reduce global warming.

“I feel it's urgent that we get real immigration reform, allowing millions to step out of the shadows and on to a broad path toward citizenship,” wrote McKibben. “It will help, not hurt, our environmental efforts, and potentially in deep and powerful ways.”

McKibben says that while the average American has a larger carbon footprint than a person living in the developing world, bringing more immigrants to America would likely reduce their tendency to have higher birthrates, thereby creating less carbon-producing people. 


The Wicomico Humane Society Cause for Paws

Saturday, May 11th 10:00am-1:00pm
5130 Citation Drive Salisbury, MD 21804

Enjoy food, craft vendors, pet contests, raffles, K-9 and Salisbury Kennel Club demonstrations, & more!

Help support the 1000's of animals that come through our door ever year, walk with your friends or a team from work. Collect donations to help a great cause! Walk with or without a pet.

Prizes for the top fundraising team and the most creative T-shirt.

OC Fire Chief Presents Council With Quarterly Report

OCEAN CITY – Despite the ongoing ripples of controversy that have recently made headlines, the Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) continues to exceed national expectations, according to its chief.

This week Fire Chief Chris Larmore presented to the Mayor and City Council and public the quarterly Fire/EMS report starting with the department holding onto an exceptional response time.

For the past four years, the department has done extensive research and monitoring of response times and has maintained an average of four minutes and 30 seconds. According to Larmore, the American Heart Association recommends a sub eight-minute response time.

For the OCFD, the average in 2012 was four minutes and 33 seconds while receiving about 6,000 calls for service. Compared to 2011, the past year showed an increase in calls for service. The call volume of the OCFD is closely monitored to best enable the department to schedule and distribute personnel and equipment for anticipated needs.


March 28th Community Input Meeting At 7pm

Salisbury, MD… President Ashanti announced that the Wicomico County NAACP will hold its Community Input Meeting to listen to concerns from citizens.

This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:00pm at the:
Chipman Cultural Center
325 Broad Street
Salisbury, MD
This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
For more information about the branch’s monthly meeting or any other events, contact Mary Ashanti at 410-543-4187 or 410-430-1896.
About the NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization, and monitoring equal opportunity in public and private sectors.

Mumps Outbreak at Loyola

Loyola University officials say more than a dozen students have come down with mumps or suspected mumps cases.

University officials say they notified students and their parents of the first few cases before spring break, which began March 4th. However, since that letter was sent, more suspected cases have been reported.

The Baltimore city and Maryland Health Departments say they are investigating possible links among the students.

Officials say the students who have been affected live on and off campus.


Maryland Death Penalty Repeal Passes House of Delegates Friday

It has been eight years since Maryland executed a convicted killer but it could be the last time. The Maryland House of Delegates voted to repeal the death penalty Friday.

The state's House of Delegates voted to repeal capital punishment 82-56. The measure passed Maryland's Senate 10 days ago.

Gov. Martin O'Malley, a staunch supporter of repealing the death penalty, has been pushing for the change.

If Governor Martin O'Malley signs the repeal the repeal, Maryland will be the 18th state in the nation to do away with the death penalty.


Maternity Motel

'Maternity hotel' for Chinese women to give birth to U.S. citizens is 'found in the back of California motel'

City officials are aware of the practice at the Santa Anita Inn in Arcadia

'Birth tourism' allows babies born to foreign mothers to hold American citizenship - and a host of rights in the U.S. 

Foreign mothers paying $20,000 for average two-month stay at hotel, meals, nursing care and help with immigration paperwork

OC’s Annual Irish Parade, Festival Saturday

OCEAN CITY -- Ocean City will be glowing with green at the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, which marches down Coastal Highway on Saturday, March 16.

Sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club, this Ocean City tradition has grown to become the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state.

Leading the parade are grand marshals Molly and John O’Brien, active members of the Delmarva Irish-American Club for more than 10 years. John is the vice-president of the club, serves on the board of directors and runs the DIAC website. Molly works behind the scenes, serving as the parade-day face-painter as well as hand-making Irish-inspired crafts to sell at the parade.


Prayers For Brooke

Please say a prayer for Brooke. She is in the ER in Salisbury with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea and is very lethargic.


House Votes To Extend DNA Testing

The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to maintain a much-debated state law that allows police to take DNA samples from arrestees without a warrant.

In 2009, the state began requiring people arrested for certain violent crimes to submit a DNA sample before going to trial. The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case challenging the law last month. The court has yet to rule.


Hacker Targets Clinton Confidant In New Attack

Breach exposed years of e-mails exchanged with Hillary Clinton
MARCH 15--The hacker who has spent the past several months breaking into the e-mail accounts of family, friends, and political allies of the Bush family has crossed party lines and illegally accessed the AOL account of a former senior White House adviser to President Bill Clinton.

The intrusion into Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mail account apparently occurred this week, days after the hacker--who uses the alias “Guccifer”--defaced Colin Powell’s Facebook page and breachedthe former Secretary of State’s AOL account.

The 64-year-old Blumenthal--who was unaware that he had been hacked by “Guccifer”--worked as an assistant and senior adviser to Clinton for about 3-1/2 years, ending in January 2001. He worked as a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and has remained one of her closest confidants.

Paperless Future

Detectives Make Arrest In 2012 Shooting In Laurel

Location: Parking Lot of Carvel Gardens Apartments, Laurel, DE

Date of Occurrence: Wednesday March 14, 2012 at approximately 4:20 p.m.

20 year old male from Delmar, DE
21 year old female from Laurel, DE

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:
Darron J. Hines, 27, of Dover, DE (Photo Attached)
Attempted Murder 1st (2 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $320,000.00 cash only bond.

Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit has arrested a Dover man in connection with the March 2012 shooting at Carvel Gardens Apartments.

The incident occurred on Wednesday March 14, 2012 at approximately 4:20 p.m. when the two victims were sitting in a car out in front of the #500 apartment building of Carvel Gardens in Laurel. A male suspect approached the vehicle on the driver’s side window and produced a handgun. The 20 year old male victim, who was in the driver’s seat, and the 21 year old female victim, who was in the passenger’s seat, attempted to exit the vehicle through the passenger’s side door as the suspect began firing the handgun through the open window. The male victim was struck in the back and ankle, and the female was struck once in the lower back by numerous rounds fired from the suspect.

The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction.

The female victim was removed from the scene by State Police Helicopter and flown to Christiana Emergency Room where she was treated for the injury she sustained from the gun shot. The male victim was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to stabilize his wounds.

On Friday March 16, 2012, detectives were able to identify Darron J. Hines as the shooter involved in the incident and obtained warrants for his arrest.

On Thursday March 7, 2013 the U.S. Marshalls located Hines in Pikesville, Maryland where he was taken into custody and incarcerated until he was extradited back to Delaware on Thursday March 14, 2013. Hines was arraigned at JP2 on two counts of Attempted Murder 1st and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He was committed to SCI on $320,000.00 cash only bond.

More Magnetic Signs Popping Up Around Salisbury


Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Outstanding Public Health Leader award. This award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the public health of the citizens of Wicomico County. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Salisbury University.
Nominations can be submitted online on the Wicomico County Health Department website ( or call (410) 334 – 3480 to obtain nomination forms. All nominations are due by Monday, March 18, 2013. Late submissions cannot be accepted.

Speed Camera Funds Put To Use

SALISBURY – Revenue from speeders is being used to enhance property dedicated to the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) as well as purchasing new equipment for seven new patrol vehicles.

The SPD wants to appropriate funds received from the speed camera program for construction of a fence at the city’s police range.

Internal Services Director Keith Cordrey explained to date all the speed camera funds have gone into the general fund. The funds have to be spent towards public safety.

City Administrator John Pick added in FY12, which was the first year of the program, there were no funds budgeted from the speed camera program. The funds were received throughout the course of the year and were simply put into the general fund. When the FY13 budget was adopted, speed camera funds were estimated and included to bring in $184,000.


Cutting Corporate Welfare Queens Off From The Dole Would Be The Best Way To Cut The Debt

In previous installments, we’ve noted that we could more than offset the need for the “sequestration” budget cuts by doing any one or combination of the following:

Ending massive subsidies to the giant banks
Reducing fraud and waste
Ending the failed drug war
Ending subsidies to the nuclear industry
Stopping the counter-productive quantitative easing by the Fed

Here’s another way to offset the need for budget cuts: cut off the welfare queens. (Jamie Dimon – shown above- and the other Wall Street queens are the largest recipients of welfare.)

Liberals and conservatives agree that we should stop subsidizing the fatcats. For example, the conservative Cato Institute points out that corporate welfare amounts to almost $100 billion per year. Cato notes:
Corporate welfare often subsidizes failing and mismanaged businesses and induces firms to spend more time on lobbying rather than on making better products. Instead of correcting market failures, federal subsidies misallocate resources and introduce government failures into the marketplace.

While corporate welfare may be popular with policymakers who want to aid home-state businesses, it undermines the broader economy and transfers wealth from average taxpaying households to favored firms. Corporate welfare also creates strong ties between politicians and business leaders, and these ties are often the source of corruption scandals in Washington. Americans are sick and tired of “crony capitalism,” and the way to solve the problem is to eliminate business subsidy programs.


Is Salisbury Next?

What has happened to once great metropolises like Detroit and Atlanta is a glowing testament to the failure of a half-century of progressive social policies that have turned much of the nation’s urban landscape into crime-infested areas more resembling bombed out war zones than thriving American cities.

Please get out and VOTE on April 2nd. There needs to be a change of guard as we have seen and experienced enough over the past 16 years. Let Governor O'Malley and Annapolis know there's a new Mayor in Town. Tell Ireton we don't want 500 Affordable Housing Units Downtown.

Immigrant Lawsuits

Customs and Border Protection faces a bevy of lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups. They allege Border Patrol agents had an American citizen deported, stopped another only to do a "citizenship checkup" and beat up another so badly she had to go to the hospital. The groups also filed complaints on behalf of illegal immigrants held at a Texas detention center. They complained of overcrowding and mistreatment. The agency would not comment on the lawsuits. It says it does not tolerate misconduct or abuse. The Border Patrol Council warns these types of suits are taking a toll on morale. They come amid notices of furloughs and cuts in overtime.

Dental Clinic: Letter To The Editor

While I agree that the free dental clinic being held at the Civic Center today and tomorrow is a wonderful service, the planning and organization leave much to be desired. 

Along with many other people, I arrived at 5:30 this morning prepared for a long wait. They were supposed to have wristbands so people could get in, but they did not start handing them out until well after the 6 AM opening time (it was probably at least 8 AM, and they told me at 6:00 that we would have numbers) .

The volunteers seemed to all have conflicting information, and nobody seemed to know what was going on. The sheriff's deputy announced a cutoff point at about 8:30, so I kept waiting since I was in that group. Originally, they said they would see 800-1000 people.

Today, however, they said they were only taking 600-700. Even the police officers and the volunteers had different information, and those of us who had been waiting in a patient, orderly line began to get frustrated (I was impressed that nobody got unruly or unpleasant in the line). 

Eventually, around 10:15, a volunteer told us to go home, that there was no chance we would be seen, even if some people who were already there left or could not be seen. There was a pre-screening yesterday, but that was apparently not publicized on the website or on the recorded message, so many people did not know about it. 

One woman in line commented that she had gotten there yesterday at 11:30 for the 1:00 start to the pre-screening, and still did not get in after a two-hour wait, nor was she seen after another five-hour wait today. It would seem that if they are going to hype it that much, they should make sure it is well-organized, and people wanting to attend should be told they either could or couldn't be seen before we all waited in the cold for five hours. 

Now I am hearing that, if you want to go tomorrow, you should get there at 3:30 am to get in line. Needless to say, I am not even going to bother. It was a total waste of five hours on a Friday morning - I gave up a full day's pay to get my teeth worked on, and still didn't get the work done.

Ex-leader Of Prominent Md. County: 30 Days In Jail

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A former chief executive of a Maryland county near Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for misconduct in office, which included having another county employee empty his urinary catheter bag.

John Leopold, a former Anne Arundel county executive who has back and urinary problems, was led handcuffed from sentencing Thursday to a detention center.

The judge also ordered the 70-year-old Republican to 30 days of home detention after jail time and to pay a $100,000 fine.


Platform Comes Back To Life

While its unfortunate it takes an election to get things revitalized, it is good to see the decking fixed and new picnic tables finally brought in after 4 years of waiting.

Be sure to stop in the new Coffee Shop on the Plaza and relax inside or outside. I also heard today that there's a small group of cigar enthusiasts that gather outside on Monday nights around 5:00 PM. 

Caption This Photo 3-15-13

$917M In Unclaimed Tax Refunds To Expire April 15

If you didn't bother filing a federal tax return for 2009, it might be a good time to rethink your tax strategy.

The Internal Revenue Service says it has $917 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009, and time is running out to claim them.

The refunds are owed to nearly 1 million people who failed to file returns for 2009. Taxpayers must file their 2009 returns by April 15 to claim their refunds. If taxpayers don't file returns, the law says they have a three-year window to claim refunds. After that, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury.


Thank God Its Friday 3-15-13

What will you be doing this weekend?

Can You Find The Black & White Cat?

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SBYNews Comments Can Be Funny

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Shady Car Sales Practices At Frederick Ford In Sea...":

I've dealt with Fred Hertrich and Al White in person, and all I can say is count your fingers after you shake hands.

Obama Talks Of Resuming White House Tours For Kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening the door to the possibility of a resumption of White House tours for student groups amid some confusion over who made the ultimate decision to cancel them.

The decision has been much criticized by Republicans who say it should remain open to the public and some expectant visitors who were planning to see inside the White House during the spring break travel season.

Obama says in an interview with ABC News aired Wednesday that the decision to cancel the tours in the wake of budget cuts was made by the Secret Service, citing the need to furlough some employees. “This was not a decision that went up to the White House,” Obama said.


Detectives Seek Public’s Help In Locating A Wanted Subject

Mobile Gardens, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence:
January 2009 to present

16 year old female

Suspect and Charges:

Wayne H. Thompson Jr., 47, Lincoln, DE (Photo Attached)
Rape 2nd (48 counts)
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police is asking the public’s assistance in locating Wayne H. Thompson Jr., 47 of Lincoln. Thompson is wanted by the State Police for 48 counts of Rape 2nd and one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.

On Thursday March 14, 2013, Detectives at Troop 4 in Georgetown began an investigation into the alleged allegations after a 16 year old female disclosed to them that she had been raped by Wayne H. Thompson Jr. over a four year period. These incidents occurred while she was residing with relatives in Mobile Gardens near Seaford. Thompson may be operating a black 2005 Cadillac CTS with Delaware registration 133680.

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

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Wayne H. Thompson Jr., they are asked to contact Detective Mark Justice at 302-856-5850 ext. 216 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

The Obama Credo

I believe that a child who pretends his pastry is a gun poses an imminent danger, but 5,000 criminal illegal aliens released from jail enhance public safety.

I believe that New Yorkers must be protected from the risk of drinking 16 ounces of soda, but exposed to the risk of bringing Osama bin Laden's son-in-law for a civil trial blocks from Ground Zero.

I believe that every American child deserves to be loved and cherished, except for certain 16-year-olds who deserve to be killed by drones.

Spaghetti Dinner Tomorrow Night

New York City

Five dollar bill shows the twin towers,

· Ten dollar bill shows after the planes collided,

· Twenty dollar bill shows the building collapsing,

· Fifty dollar bill shows the dust and the smoke,

· One Hundred dollar bill shows a new beginning...

· The monies are all shaped like Airplanes... What a Coincidence huh!!!

WCSO Press Release 3-15-13

School Answering Machine

A Letter To The Editor 3-15-13


Yesterday, a letter was posted on this blog from a reader who asked a relevant question: “WHAT DOES JACOB DAY REALLY DO?”

Thanks to another reader, who commented, we now know how and where Mr. Day spends much of his time, and it’s not as an “urban planner,” or an architect.
Circuit Court for Wicomico County - Civil System 

Case Number: 22C12000516

Case Type: Divorce-Absolute

Case Disposition: Decree -- Disposition Date:10/18/2012
Plaintiff: Day, Jacob R 

Address: 502 Druid Hill Avenue

City: Salisbury,MD 21801
Defendant: Day, Alison F 
And, folks, you ain’t seen nothing yet – here’s “the rest of the story” (pardon me, please, Paul Harvey): 

0000000260A8V Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Talbot County District Court Traffic Closed 03/10/2011
0000000G10AFD Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Dorchester County District Court Traffic Closed 12/10/2009 
0000000HS0B4H Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Wicomico County District Court Traffic Closed 03/04/2010 
00000015Z0AF2 Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Talbot County District Court Traffic Closed 09/15/2010 
0000002520CRH Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Talbot County District Court Traffic Closed 02/18/2012 
000000EU67575 Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Hyattsville District Court Traffic Closed 01/09/2008 
000000HH36208 Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Dorchester County District Court Traffic ACTIVE CASE 05/16/2012 
20K03007730 Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Talbot County Circuit Court Motor Vehicle Appeal Closed/Inactive 06/10/2003 State of Maryland vs Jacob Randall Day 
5Z33553357 Day, Jacob Randall 07/1982 Defendant Hyattsville District Court MI Closed 02/02/2002

His friends call him “Speedo” but his real name is Mister Earl. He’s a lawyer’s dream come true, over and over!

Cashville Fire Is 68th Suspected Arson

ONANCOCK, Va. (WAVY) - Crews responded to an unoccupied structure fire in Onancock late Thursday evening and arson is suspected.

The fire sparked around 10:45 p.m. along Cashville Road. WAVY News' Jason Marks was on the scene and said the building was fully engulfed in flames, almost burned all the way to the ground. Crews from Tasley and Onancock responded to the fire.

Nearby resident, Emory Hurst told the building that burned was most recently used to store farm equipment. Hurst said, before that, it was an old schoolhouse used in the early 1900s.


A Letter To The Editor 3-15-13


I got a flyer on my door yesterday announcing the appearance of Jimmy Merchant at Chesapeake East on the 15th (tomorrow) for a fundraiser for Debbie Campbell. My record collection still has albums by The Teenagers, and when I hear "Why Do Fools Fall In Love", I vividly remember a certain summer from my past. This will be an event I don't want to miss. (I'll be the one getting my albums autographed.)

I thought your readers, especially the younger ones, might like to have a little background on this artist, whose voice is still heard on the radio, so I patched something together.

Elected to the The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, The Teenagers had its roots in a group founded by Jimmy Merchant and fellow junior high student Sherman Garmes. The group evolved over a couple of years into The Coupe De Villes, The Ermines and The Premiers. It was in 1955 that Frankie Lyman joined them and helped rewrite a song penned by Jimmie Merchant and Herman Santiago that would get them an audition with Gee Records. That audition was a smash, and they were signed to a contract as The Teenagers. Shortly after the signing, the studio version of that song, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?", in a matter of a few weeks became the #1 hit single on the charts, which, in those days, meant it was heard on any hip AM radio station at least once an hour, 24/7. Radio and television appearances and tour dates took the group into the limelight across the country, and their success was huge. Over the course of the next five years, The Teenagers, with some personnel changes, recorded five more albums and continued their personal appearances. The Teenagers still perform to sell-out crowds drawn by both nostalgia and the sound that will always exemplify a classic form of American rock & roll music.

Jimmy Merchant was a member of The Teenagers from its start. He now leads a life of peaceful semi-retirement in the quiet of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where he paints and, more than occasionally, leaves to make a much appreciated musical appearance. Check out his website at:

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