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Thursday, April 04, 2013

'Pathway' For Illegals To Cost Billion$?

Senate Republicans estimated Thursday that the annual cost to taxpayers of legalizing illegal immigrants could be in the billions, if they use their status to apply for federal benefits from Medicaid and ObamaCare.

Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee -- responding to a draft immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants -- estimated that the cost could total up to $40 billion in 2022, "just for Medicaid and ObamaCare."

"The net costs would be enormous and only increase once citizenship is granted," the office of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, top Republican on the committee, said in a statement Thursday. The estimates were crunched by budget committee Republican staff. 

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The Path To Citizenship


Obama Sets Off Media Controversy by Complimenting Woman's Looks

President Barack Obama has created a minor controversy within progressive media circles by complimenting the looks of California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Obama praised Harris Thursday as "brilliant," "dedicated," and "tough." He then capped off the compliment, "She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general."

The remark drew criticism from some progressive authors as sexist. Jonathan Chait of New York magazine said Obama set a "disgraceful" example for "gender equality in the workforce."

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Missing Girl


UPDATE: Missing girl Amber Johnson has been located and is home.
 
MISSING GIRL: Amber Johnson, 13 years old. Last seen in Pocomoke Md. Was seen getting into a car with 2 African American males. Believe she is headed to Baltimore Md. She has an eye brow piercing and the right side of her head is shaved. Her parents and Byrdie and Stevie Johnson. 443-397-2448 ... 443-437-7075 ... 443-397-2518
PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION!
 

Today, Cyprus, Tomorrow

"Government is theft."

The old libertarian battle cry came to mind when the news hit, two weeks ago, that Cyprus was about to confiscate 7 percent of all the insured deposits in the island's two biggest banks. Nicosia also planned to siphon off 10 percent of uninsured deposits, those above 100,000 euros ($130,000), and use that cash as well to finance Cyprus' share of a eurozone bailout.

The reaction was so scalding that the regime had to back off raiding insured deposits. The little people of Cyprus were spared. Not so the big depositors, among whom are Cypriot entrepreneurs and thousands of Russians. Their 10 percent "haircut" has now become an amputation.

Large depositors in the Bank of Cyprus, the island's largest, face confiscation of 60 percent of their capital. In Laika, the No. 2 bank, which is to be euthanized, the large depositors face losses of up to 80 percent. All of Laika's bondholders will be wiped out, and all employees let go.

When the Cypriot banks opened again on March 28, capital controls had been imposed. Only 300 euros may be withdrawn daily from a bank. Folks leaving Cyprus may take only 1,000 euros.

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Illegal Alien Murders AZ Mom For Denying Him Sex With Her 13-Year Old Daughter

Monsters among us: yet another illegal alien pedophile strikes
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Illegal aliens are leaving a trail of victims from coast to coast – a massive crime wave that most Americans don’t know about – because the media typically plays it down. And so frequently the victims are children or involve children – thanks to a perverse Mexican culture that virtually ensures the victimization of the young.

There was one such a murder last night in Arizona. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff’s detectives are are investigating the murder that happened late Monday night in Aquila, AZ, 45 miles Northwest of Phoenix.

Authorities say the suspect, 25-year-old Jose Zarate, went to 31-year-old Maria Saucedo’s home around 9:30 p.m. Zarate reportedly wanted to take Saucedo’s 13-year old daughter to his home, presumably for sex. When she refused, an argument ensued and Zarate pulled out a rifle and shot her in the chest at close range — in the presence of the teen.

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The Obama Presidency: A Giant Reality TV Show

I’ve written many times about how the Obama Administration (which promised to be the most transparent), is actually the least transparent. It’s not just the refusal of FOIA requests, the NDAA, banker immunity and attacks on whistleblowers. The Obama team is very purposefully putting out its own media propaganda, which it tries to pass off for news, while there is almost zero press oversight allowed. We find out from the Huffington Postthat:

Capitalizing on the possibilities of the digital age, the Obama White House is generating its own content like no president before, and refining its media strategies in the second term in hopes of telling a more compelling story than in the first.

At the same time, it is limiting press access in ways that past administrations wouldn’t have dared, and the president is answering to the public in more controlled settings than his predecessors. It’s raising new questions about what’s lost when the White House tries to make an end run around the media, functioning, in effect, as its own news agency.

Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to President Bill Clinton, sees an inclination by the Obama White House to “self-publish,” coupled with tactics “I never would have dreamed of in terms of restricting access” for independent news organizations.

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Democratic Rep Ridiculed For Fumbling Facts On Gun Magazines

Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette is being ridiculed by gun-rights advocates after the ardent supporter of a high-capacity magazine ban appeared to flub the facts on what a magazine actually is.

Her widely noticed comments were made at a Denver Post forum earlier this week on the gun debate.

Questioned on what's to be done with the millions of high-capacity magazines already in circulation, DeGette asserted that they'd be discarded once they're used. 

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Gun Debate

A sad time in Maryland history is upon us. As most people know, the gun debate has taken center stage since the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school. Law makers all across the country have made charges to enact stiff gun laws, claiming to eliminate violence from our society.... The debate over such laws has gotten very heated in many states and in our federal legislative system. Maryland has experienced one of the most heated debates on the matter, and one that has made history on many levels. I have personally witnessed a number of firsts in my numerous trips to Annapolis, while attempting to sway legislators to pass common sense legislation. In this letter I wish to share with all of Maryland’s population what I have witnessed, explain how I feel about what I have seen, and ask everyone to make their own decision to stand up for what they feel is right.

This journey of mine pretty much began on February 6th, when there were to be public hearings on the governor’s gun control bill SB281. Having never been politically charged, I had never been to Annapolis during a legislative session. I expected to see a few hundred people from each side of the argument, ready to plead their case. But much to my amazement, and the amazement of the people working there, the turnout was mind boggling. There were estimates as high as six thousand people there to show their opposition to the bill. Far over one thousand signed up to personally testify against the bill, and a mere thirty something to testify for it. I could go on for some time about the proceedings, and how they were improperly handled by Senator Frosh, but that is for another time. In the end the Senate committee, despite very strong opposition, passed the bill.
The next leg of my journey was the House hearings for HB294, a sister bill to SB281, in front of the House of Delagates joint committee several weeks later. Once again, upon arriving I was surrounded by an overwhelming number of people opposing the proposed legislation. Hearings began shortly after lunch, and we watched as ‘professional’ testimony was given by both sides. We watched as Governor O’Malley pleaded his case, with the help of a number of police officers and the State’s Attorney General. Once they were done speaking the Delegates began questioning. It became very obvious to all that the Governor’s case was not supported by any facts what so ever. He wanted to ban what he refers to as ‘assault rifles’ to reduce crime. The facts are, and anyone can verify this through records, these rifles are almost never used in crimes. Nationwide the rifles he was talking about are used in less than one percent of violent crime, and even a lower percentage in the state of Maryland. Another big push was for licensing requirements, and making them very intrusive, time consuming, and costly. They said this was to eliminate the illegal straw purchases, where the purchaser of a gun is buying it for someone who shouldn’t have it. When the Governor’s team was asked how many straw purchases have they ever prosecuted, the answer was none. They could not give one case where they ever tried to so much as charge someone with a straw purchase. Once again, they are trying to fix a problem that by their own admission does not exist. These empty arguments went on for some time. Around 4pm, the House started hearing the public testimony. Each person was allowed one minute to speak, and it took until nearly 4am to hear everyone who stayed. And again, there were maybe four or five people out of them that supported the bill. I gave my short speech shortly before 9pm on why I thought the bill was a bad idea.

So back to Annapolis again, but this time strictly as a spectator for the House Joint Committee vote. This was held on Good Friday, meaning for many it would interfere with family and religious events. Even with that in mind, yes there was a strong showing of people against the legislation. This was probably the largest showing of people in support of the bill, as I counted nine of them there. That day in the Joint Committee I learned a lot. I learned how many Delegates have forgotten their oath to the Constitution and to the people. I learned that the Chairman can ignore Parliamentary procedure if he does not want to hear a Delegate speak about the rights of the people. But above all I learned that the Maryland legislative system is broken and no longer works for the law abiding citizens of Maryland. 

Being a glutton for punishment, I went back to Annapolis for the last reading of SB281 by the House floor. You guessed it, plenty of people in the gallery opposed to the bill. We watched as several Delegates, most from the Shore, tried to pass common sense amendments to the bill. Amendments such as stricter penalties for criminals, and allowing off duty police officers to carry their firearm when on school property. The unreasonable bill supporters would not allow them, and most were shot down by an average voting margin of eighty to forty. Watching these people vote down common sense amendments was sickening enough, but it gets even worse. As I sat on the edge of my seat amazed at the ignorance of many Delegates, I notice one Delegate in particular is shopping for shoes online during most of the debate. Then he decides to pick up his phone and talk for half an hour before shopping online for jackets and browsing photos of himself. This man is voting on laws that shape our state, affect our safety, and decide our future, but only between his time shopping. Now comes a couple of real big kickers that got my blood boiling. When Delegate Rosenberg of Baltimore got up and said ‘no right is inalienable,’ that floored me. When Delegate Smigiel from Cecil county stated that God gave us rights and the Constitution was put there to protect them, nearly every Democrat on the floor began laughing. This is a truly sad time, as well as a scary time. The government has all but completely removed God from everything, and now it seeks to remove the Constitution and our rights. 

As a state we have moved so far left of common sense that I don’t know how we will ever fix things. In this latest session, we have eliminated capital punishment and lessened the punishment for committing the worst of violent crimes. We have raised the gas tax to put more strain on already tight budgets of many Marylanders. We have agreed to give Maryland drivers licenses to illegal aliens, and further flood our roads with uninsured unsafe drivers. We have refused to get tough on violent criminals in any way. And now we are seeking to eliminate the rights of law abiding citizens in the area of firearms. There are so many points that could be made here, but to keep this from being a book I must keep it short. I still oppose SB281, that is by now probably signed by the Governor. I do take comfort in knowing that I am not alone in my opposition, as I have witnessed thousands show up in person to show their opposition. I know that the majority of County Sheriffs in Maryland oppose SB281, as well as various county commissioners, police chiefs, uniformed officers, and many others. I know that SB281 is the product of a broken legislative system that needs to be repaired. I know that the current administration does not believe in our God given rights or the protection provided by the Constitution. I know that if Marylanders do not make a stand now for common sense and what is right, we will loose everything from here on out. As a father, I can not imagine what I would be leaving behind for my children if I didn’t try to make the needed changes now.

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Senate Passes House Version Of Gun Control Bill 28-19

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Maryland state senators voted 28-19 Thursday evening to pass the House version of sweeping gun control legislation that requires fingerprinting and licensing.

Senate President Mike Miller had said the bill would head to the governor's desk Thursday night.

"It's a far-reaching bill, but at the same time, I supported a number of the amendments the House adopted," Miller said.

The legislation bans assault-style weapons; sets a 10-bullet limit on magazines; requires training for first-time handgun buyers; requires background checks; requires fingerprinting and requires a license to legally own the firearm.

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McDonald's Demands Bachelors Degree


Burger that! Massachusetts McDonald's demands bachelors degree and two years' experience for cashiers

Youth advocates say the advert is a frightening example of how competitive the job market is for young people right now.
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41% in Bankrupt Stockton Don’t Speak English at Home; 21% Can’t Speak It Very Well

In Stockton, Calif., which has just entered into Chapter 9 bankruptcy, 41 percent of the people do not speak English at home and 21 percent cannot speak it very well, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data that the Census Bureau developed on what it calls the “social characteristics” of Stockton during the five-year period from 2007 to 2011, indicate that this city, located eighty miles east of San Francisco in California’s San Joaquin Valley, had a population of 289,926.

Of those 289,926 people, 76,869 (or about 27 percent) were foreign born, according to the Census Bureau. Of these foreign-born, 43,084 (or about 15 percent of this city’s total population) were not U.S. citizens.

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Prince Street Principal Arrested For DUI

I am a practicing Attorney in Baltimore City and have been reading this blog with great interest since its first entry. I'm vacationing in OC right now and have looked into this incident as an unbiased observer who may be able to shed some light on all this.
First let me stress that a DUI is a VERY SERIOUS offense in the State of Maryland...period (more serious than a DWI).
With that being said let me emphasize that the local Board of Education, I believe it's Wicomico, is fooling itself to dismiss Mr Nunzio's DUI as merely a 'personal matter'. Driving on a State road with a State drivers license and getting a DUI IS a PUBLIC matter. And Mr Nunzio is a PUBLIC aka STATE employee.

As a State of Maryland school Principal Mr Nunzio is mandated by contract to adhere to a Code of Moral Ethics and act as a role model for his students and community at large.
Since he has violated his contract the law mandates he therefore must be terminated or take early retirement if eligible.
Your Superintendent knows this or should. For Wicomico County I believe it is a John Frederickson. I say this as I am using the Internet for validity which is not always current. You can contact your school Board for this county for a phone/email for Mr Frederickson I would surmise.
In conclusion, I am assuming that your Superintendent is pursuing this route for Mr Nunzio.
If not, you can contact Maryland's State Supervisor of public schools below and express your desire for Mr Nunzio's removal if it has not yet occurred:

--Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools
410-767-0462
Llowery@msde.state.md.us

Thank you and best of luck.

April 4, 2013 at 5:02 PM

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Maryland House Passes Gun Control Bill
Maryland House Passes Gun Control Bill

Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Robert Lang
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved its version of a gun control bill backed by Governor Martin O'Malley.

The vote was 78-61.

All of the delegates voting in favor of the bill were Democrats.

Eighteen Democrats joined the 43 Republicans in the House of Delegates in voting against the bill.

The late Wednesday afternoon vote came after delegates debated the bill for more than 11 hours over the last two days.

Although delegates made changes to the bill, supporters say the major provisions of this legislation remain intact.

These include a ban on assault style weapons, a limit on gun magazine clips to 10 rounds, limits on access to guns by the mentally ill, and a requirement that handgun buyers submit fingerprints and obtain a license from the Maryland State Police.

The bill now goes back to the State Senate which either must approve the changes the House made, or form a conference committee with the House to work out a compromise before the legislative session ends for the year on Monday night.

House Speaker Michael Busch told reporters after the vote that he believes the Senate will approve the House changes.

"It was a very emotional issue. It polarized a lot of people. A lot of it breaks down on geography, and where individuals live, you can tell, but I think there's some very significant issues that will help with the quality of live in the communities," Busch told reporters.

House Minority Leader Tony O'Donnell called the bill "deeply flawed."

Earlier in the day Wednesday, the House Judiciary and Health and Government Operations removed an amendment added to the bill last week that would have allowed members of the Maryland Defense Force to be exempt from the bill, including the assault weapons ban and the requirement that handgun purchasers be fingerprinted and obtain a license.

In a letter obtained by WBAL News, Maj. Gen James Adkins told the chairmen of the committees that the Maryland Defense Force is a volunteer organization that provides professional support to the Maryland National Guard.

Adkins told the lawmakers that he opposes the exemption.

"Many have no military training and there is no requirement that they carry weapons as part of their duty. As an organization they do not have weapons; do not train on weapons, and do not have the responsibility to carry weapons in the execution of their support to the Maryland National Guard," Adkins wrote in his letter.

"This group of fine men and women are not a group in need of an exemption from the provisions of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013."

The amendment was one of a number of amendments sponsored by Republican Delegate Mike McDermott.

The committees approved taking out the amendment, as well as several others.

One amendment would have allowed members of the military under 21 to possess weapons that are banned under the law.

Attorneys for the O'Malley Administration told the committees that under federal law anyone under 21 is not allowed to buy a weapon that is regulated, like a handgun.

The committees also approved an amendment that was rejected by the House of Delegates last night.

Under the amendment an off duty police officer would be allowed to carry a weapon on school property, if they are visiting or picking up their own child.

Another amendment would bar anyone from being sentenced to probation before judgment from possessing any weapon, unless their criminal record has been expunged.

Roll Call of House Vote

Here's how members of the Maryland House of Delegates voted for a gun-control measure. The vote was 78-61. A vote of 71 was needed.

Voting "yes" were 78 Democrats.

Voting "no" were 18 Democrats and 43 Republicans.


Democrats for:

Anderson, Curtis, Baltimore

Arora, Sam, Montgomery

Barkley, Charles, Montgomery

Barnes, Benjamin, Prince George's

Barve, Kumar, Montgomery

Bobo, Elizabeth, Howard

Branch, Talmadge, Baltimore

Braveboy, Aisha, Prince George's

Burns, Emmett, C., Jr. Baltimore County

Busch, Michael, Anne Arundel (Speaker of the House)

Cardin, Jon, Baltimore County

Carr, Alfred, Montgomery

Clagett, Galen, Frederick

Clippinger, Luke, Baltimore

Conaway, Frank, Baltimore

Cullison, Bonnie, Montgomery

Davis, Dereck E., Prince George's

Dumais, Kathleen M., Montgomery

Feldman, Brian, Montgomery

Frick, C. William

Frush, Barbara A., Prince George's

Gaines, Tawanna P., Prince George's

Gilchrist, James, W., Montgomery

Glenn, Cheryl, Baltimore

Griffith, Melony G., Prince George's

Gutierrez, Ana Sol, Montgomery

Guzzone, Guy, Howard

Hammen, Peter A., Baltimore

Harper, Nina, Baltimore

Haynes, Keith E., Baltimore

Healey, Anne, Prince George's

Hixson, Sheila, Montgomery

Holmes, Marvin, Jr., Prince George's

Howard, Carolyn, Prince George's

Hubbard, James, Prince Georges'

Hucker, Tom, Montgomery

Ivey, Jolene, Prince George's

Jones, Adrienne, Baltimore County

Kaiser, Anne, Montgomery

Kelly, Ariana, Montgomery

Kramer, Benjamin, Montgomery

Lafferty, Stephen, Baltimore County

Lee, Susan, Montgomery

Love, Mary Ann, Anne Arundel

Luedtke, Eric, Montgomery

McHale, Brian, Baltimore

McIntosh, Maggie, Baltimore

Miller, Aruna, Montgomery

Mitchell, Keiffer, Baltimore

Mizeur, Heather, Montgomery

Morhaim, Dan, Baltimore County

Nathan-Pulliam, Shirley, Baltimore County

Niemann, Doyle, Prince George's

Oaks, Nathaniel, Baltimore

Pena-Melnyk, Joseline, Prince George's

Pendergrass, Shane, Howard

Proctor, James, Jr., Prince George's

Reznik, Kirill, Montgomery

Robinson, Barbara, Baltimore

Robinson, Shane, Montgomery

Rosenberg, Samuel, Baltimore

Simmons, Luiz, R.S., Montgomery

Stein, Dana, Baltimore County

Stukes, Melvin, Baltimore

Summers, Michael, Prince George's

Swain, Darren, Prince George's

Tarrant, Shawn, Baltimore

Turner, Frank, Howard

Turner, Veronica, Prince George's

Valderrama, Kris, Prince George's

Valentino-Smith, Geraldine, Prince George's

Vallario, Joseph, Jr., Prince George's

Vaughn, Michael, Prince George's

Waldstreicher, Jeff, Montgomery

Walker, Jay, Prince George's

Washington, Alonzo, Prince George's

Washington, Mary, Baltimore

Zucker, Craig, Montgomery

Democrats against:

Beidle, Pamela, Anne Arundel

Bohanan, John, St. Mary's

Bromwell, Eric, Baltimore County

Cane, Rudolph, Wicomico

Conway, Norman, Wicomico

DeBoy, Steven J., Sr., Baltimore County

Donoghue, John P., Washington

James, Mary-Dulany, Harford

Jameson, Sally, Charles

Kelly, Kevin, Allegany

Malone, James, Jr., Baltimore County

Murphy, Peter, Charles County

Olszewski, John, Baltimore County

Rudolph, David, Cecil

Sophocleus, Theodore, Anne Arundel

Weir, Michael, Jr., Baltimore County

Wilson, C.T., Charles

Wood, John Jr., St. Mary's

Republicans against:

Afzali, Kathy, Frederick

Aumann, Susan, Baltimore County

Bates, Gail, Howard

Beitzel, Wendell, Garrett

Boteler, Joseph, III, Baltimore County

Cluster, John, Jr., Baltimore County

Costa, Robert, Anne Arundel

Dwyer, Donald, Jr., Anne Arundel

Eckardt, Adelaide, Dorchester

Elliott, Donald, Carroll

Fisher, Mark, Calvert,

Frank, William, Baltimore County

George, Ron, Anne Arundel

Glass, Glen, Harford

Haddaway-Riccio, Jeannie, Talbot

Hershey, Stephen, Queen Anne's

Hogan, Patrick, Frederick

Hough, Michael, Frederick

Impallaria, Richard, Harford County

Jacobs, Jay, Kent

Kach, Wade, Baltimore County

Kipke, Nicholaus, Anne Arundel

Krebs, Susan, Carroll

McComas, Susan, Harford

McConkey, Tony, Anne Arundel

McDermott, Mike, Worcester

McDonough, Patrick, Baltimore County

McMillan, Herb, Anne Arundel

Miller, Warren, Howard

Myers, LeRoy, Jr., Washington

Norman, Wayne, Harford

O'Donnell, Anthony, Calvert

Otto, Charles, Somerset

Parrott, Neil, Washington

Ready, Justin, Carroll

Schuh, Steve, Anne Arundel

Schulz, Kelly, Frederick

Serafini, Andrew, Washington

Smigiel, Michael, Cecil

Stifler, Donna, Harford

Stocksdale, Nancy, Carroll

Szeliga, Kathy, Baltimore County

Vitale, Cathleen, Anne Arundel

Democrats absent:

Carter, Jill, Baltimore

Minnick, Joseph, Baltimore County

Roger Ebert Dies At 70 After Battle With Cancer

Roger Ebert loved movies.

Except for those he hated.

For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers.

“No good film is too long,” he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. “No bad movie is short enough.”

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SOMERSET ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN STEM RELATED GIFTED AND TALENTED CHALLENGE PROJECTS

Westover, Maryland- April 3, 2013- Students in grades three, four and five will work as teams on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Projects during the month of April at their home schools. Winning teams from each school will compete on a county level activity at Salisbury University on April 26, 2013. One winning team will represent each school from each grade level.

Students in grade three will have the challenge to build the airplane that flies the farthest. Teams will consist of two people. Materials are limited to specific items. Activities will consist of research on related careers, the maintenance of an engineering portfolio, and vocabulary activities. Each team will construct a plane and have three attempts to launch the plane. Planes should be different and demonstrate the creativity of the group. The winning team who represents the school at the county level challenge is required to have an electronic presentation with information about the process of the Challenge including:

What they have learned

The steps involved

Materials used

Highlights of special activities

Additional projects

The teams will utilize the electronic presentation to explain the project orally which will be evaluated for content, organization, originality, mechanics and oral presentation. Each team will have three chances to obtain their best distance. The farthest distance will be recorded and used to compare against the competing teams.

Fourth graders will have the Challenge to build the fastest race car. Activities and presentations will be similar to grade three only related to race cars. Each team will have three chances to obtain the fastest speed with their car. The fastest time will be recorded and used to compare against the competing teams.

Fifth graders will have the Challenge to build a boat that travels the fastest to the center point of the lake (gutter). The stern must completely cross the center point of the gutter. Each team will have three chances to approach the gutter and race their boat. The stern of the boat must cross the finish line to be considered a complete run. It does not cross that run is recorded as a zero. The fastest time, in seconds, for each team will be used to determine the winner when compared against the competing teams. Methodology and activities are similar to that which is described above.

45 Years Ago Today

Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis,Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39 years old.

In the months before his assassination, Martin Luther King became increasingly concerned with the problem of economic inequality in America. He organized a Poor People's Campaign to focus on the issue, including an interracial poor people's march on Washington, and in March 1968 traveled to Memphis in support of poorly treated African-American sanitation workers. On March 28, a workers' protest march led by King ended in violence and the death of an African-American teenager. King left the city but vowed to return in early April to lead another demonstration.

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Farmer's Horse Shelter?

BRILLIANT!

Farmer's Horse Shelter

When your local government has their heads up their........, follow this guy! This farmer applied for a permit to build a new shelter for his horses.

He was denied the permit to build it. So he asks the building commission if he could at least build a patio table and chairs for his yard, and they said yes, of course.

So he builds a giant table & chairs which doesn't need a permit.

That is how you beat bureaucracy the old fashion way!

USE COMMON SENSE AND INGENUITY BECAUSE GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER FIGURE IT

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Looking deeper at our stats today I also came to learn we have published 450,000 comments so far. Another surprise was that we have spammed 45,300 comments, just around 10% of what we published. 

So what does that mean. Well, it means that Mr. Taylor and some of his friends are clearly obsessed and should seriously consider seeking professional help. 

Think about that, FORTY FIVE THOUSAND COMMENTS that have been trashed. Do you know the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. 

SNOPES NO MORE - A MUST READ

SNOPES NO MORE - A MUST READ
I HOPE THIS OPENS EYES AND MINDS. I HAVE SAID FOR A VERY LONG TIME SNOPES CAN NOT BE TRUSTED!

Many of the emails that I have sent or forwarded that had any anti-Obama in it were negated by Snopes. I thought that was odd. Check this out. Snopes, Soros and the Supreme Courts Kagan. Well now, I guess the time has come to check out Snopes! You don't suppose it might not be a good time to take a second look at some of the stuff that got kicked in the ditch by Snopes, do you?

We've known that it was owned by a lefty couple, but hadn't known it to be financed by Soros! Snopes is heavily financed by George Soros; a big time supporter of Obama! In our Search for the truth department, we find what I have suspected on many occasions. I went to Snopes to check something about the dockets of the new Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan who Obama appointed and Snopes said the email was false and there were no such dockets so I Googled the Supreme Court, typed in Obama-Kagan, and guess what? Yep, you got it; Snopes Lied!

Everyone of those dockets are there. That being said, Ill bet you didn't know this, … Kagan was representing Obama in all the petitions to prove his citizenship. Now she may help rule on them. Folks, this is really ugly. Chicago Politics; and the beat goes on and on and on. Once again the US Senate sold us out!
Now we know why Obama nominated Elana Kagan for the Supreme Court. Pull up the Supreme Courts website, go to the docket and search for Obama. She was the Solicitor General for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural born citizenship. He owed her big time. All of the requests were denied of course. They were never heard.

It just keeps getting deeper and deeper, doesn't it? The American people mean nothing any longer. It's all about payback time for those who compromised themselves
to elect someone who really has no true right to even be there.
Here are some websites of the Supreme Court Docket:
You can look up some of these hearings and guess what?
Elana Kagan is the attorney representing Obama!

Check out these examples:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=%2Fdocketfiles%2F09-8857.htm
http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=%2Fdocketfiles%2F09-6790.htm
http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=%2Fdocketfiles%2F09-724.htm

To really define the trouble out Supreme Court is facing, … there is expected that in this next four cycle one or more Jurist will resign. If Obama gets his pick, no more balance in the court. It could well become liberal heaven. If you are not interested in justice or in truth, simply ignore this post. However, if you hold sacred the freedoms granted to you by the U.S. Constitution, … by all means, Share!

16 Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms - Signs Of Low Magnesium Levels

You may know what magnesium is, but do you know how important the mineral can be for your health? Magnesium is involved with over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, leading to the mineral being called the ‘master mineral’. So what exactly does it mean to have a magnesium deficiency, and what are some magnesium deficiency symptoms?

Why Supplementing with Magnesium is a Good Idea

Why? Calcium needs other nutrients that help get calcium into bone matter. Those other nutrients are silica, vitamin D, vitamin K, and guess again – magnesium. Excessive calcium intake has been linked to heart health issues by staying in the blood long enough to calcify into arterial plaque.

Minerals are more important than vitamins, which struggle themselves without minerals. Thanks to modern monoculture farming methods that rely heavily on using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides that are absorbed into the soil, out topsoil has been heavily depleted of its mineral content.

Very Interesting Numbers


I just took a look at out stats today. It's worth mentioning that we have enjoyed record days the past two days, hence one of my reasons to keep SBYNews going. 

Nevertheless, the Post I put up today, (The Future Of Salisbury News) has already surpassed yesterday's big Post, (Albero Congratulates Ireton). 

This, (to me) is very significant. The word is spreading all over Town that we will continue to publish on a regular basis. However, I never thought I'd actually see higher numbers than yesterday. 

You've made my day Ladies & Gentlemen, thank you. 

Va. Amendment Barring Health Care Exchange Plans From Covering Abortions Approved

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's controversial amendment to bar health insurance plans sold through a federal exchange from covering most abortions won approval from both the House and Senate in the General Assembly's one-day, reconvened session.

Senate Democrats had hoped to block the measure and thought they had the votes to do it in the evenly divided chamber but fell one vote short when two Democrats broke ranks.

"This extreme measure is the latest example of Virginia Republicans injecting themselves into decisions that should be between a woman and her doctor," said a statement from Delegate & Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria. "Bob McDonnell and his Republican allies have no place banning any Virginian from purchasing coverage for legal health care procedures with their own money."

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DEMOCRATS:The Party Of Immorality

State Sen. Malcolm Smith, city Councilman Halloran arrested in 'bribery plot' to rig mayor race

* Dem Smith schemed to run as GOPer * Faces rap with Republican Halloran

State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this year’s mayoral election through fraud and bribes.

The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said.

FBI agents arrested them both at their Queens homes shortly after 6 a.m.
“I have no idea,” Halloran, in handcuffs, told a Post reporter when asked if he knew why he was being arrested.

“I’m sure the truth will come out once I have an opportunity to find out what’s going on.”

Smith would not say anything as he was hauled off.

All six defendants were arraigned this afternoon, when they were ordered to surrender their passports and post $250,000 bond.

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17-Year Cicadas To Overtake East Coast By The Millions This Spring

Idiots

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is
evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a
24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of
dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his
teacher “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in
grade school is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to
incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big
screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TV’s and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

White House Encourages Democrats To Rush Immigration Bill Through Congress

President Obama believes that the expected bipartisan immigration reform proposal should not receive extended scrutiny by lawmakers in committee, according to his spokesman, who said that immigration debates in past year should suffice.

“[A]s veterans of the Senate know, this issue has been under consideration at very serious levels periodically for a long time now,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during the gaggle today. “There is a great need to act on comprehensive immigration reform and a great opportunity to do it now, as the President has made clear. It has been in the past, and seems to be now, a bipartisan priority. And that is as it should be, in the President’s view.”

Carney was rejecting Rubio’s call for “regular order,” which would entail multiple hearings on the bill and provide senators with greater latitude to offer amendments to the bill.

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March For Babies


Foreign Cash Is Now Bidding For "Rat Infested" Homes In America's Latest Housing Bubble

I’ve been following closely the recent attempts by the domestic oligarchy in charge of the corporatist-facist state we call America to create a new housing bubble for several years now. For a little while, I was merely confused as to how prices were starting to rise when college graduates have no jobs and are six figures in debt, while at the same time real incomes are dropping for the rest of the populace. Rather quickly, the pieces starting falling into place. It became clear that the primary demand in the market was not from new families or recent college grads. Nope, it was pretty much all financial oligarchs with private equity firms buying up properties in bulk as “investments.” An entire asset class of “buy to rent” was born. I tweeted the following a few days ago:

I can sum up the housing market like this. Rich baby boomers with PE firms outbidding each other as they enter the dementia phase of their lives.

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Last Chance To Stop The Gun Bill

The House of Delegates voted to pass SB281, O'Malley's gun grab.

Because the bill was amended, it goes back to the Senate.

This is the last hurdle before the O'Malley gun ban becomes law- but we can stop it here.

When SB281 was in the Senate before, a filibuster was started, but it was defeated because two Senators claim who to support the Second Amendment voted to end debate.

These two Senators, Mac Middleton and Ed DeGrange have been telling their constituents that they support the Second Amendment because they voted against the bill.

If these two Senators change their tune and vote to NOT END DEBATE, the bill will die in the Senate.

We need 19 votes to sustain a filibuster and kill the bill.

Here's the list of Senators to Call.

Tell the Senator or Staffer who answers the phone: "Please vote to NOT END DEBATE. I will work to inform the voters in your district if you vote against the Second Amendment."

Senator Mac Middleton (410) 841-3616

Senator Ed DeGrange (410) 841-3593

Senator Jim Brochin (410) 841-3648

We are recording calls into these districts as I write this. We will send 30,000 calls to ask voters to contact these Senators today.

If you can contribute to this effort, even just $25 or $10 dollars, it will help us continue to defend the Second Amendment for all Americans.

Thank you for all you do for Liberty.

For Liberty,



Patrick L. McGrady

2ND RESPONDERS WOULD HAVE ARRIVED IN TIME TO REMOVE THE BODIES

Homeowner Scuffles With, Shoots and Kills Home Intruder on Easter Morning
Two intruders were in for a surprise on Sunday morning when they broke into Lee Heng’s apartment. Rather than cowering, the 63-year-old homeowner scuffled with, then shot at the two alleged robbers at his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home. One of the suspects subsequently died.


The Easter morning incident unfolded as Heng and his two children were sleeping. The two suspects apparently scaled the building’s wall and entered a second-story bathroom window. Here’s how NBC News recaps the incident:


Heng was sleeping when he heard his 14-year-old son screaming. Realizing his son was in danger, Heng immediately took action.

“I jumped out of the bed and I grabbed my gun,” said Heng.

Police say the armed intruders confronted Heng and a struggle ensued. During the scuffle, Heng opened fire and the men left the house through the window and onto the rear roof, according to police.

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Obama To Give Back $20,000 For Sequester, Keep His $4 Million Vacations

President Obama will write a $20,000 check to the U.S. Treasury this year in a sign of solidarity with federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester. But he will keep going on family vacations, including his annual trip to Hawaii which costs taxpayers $4 million per trip.

“The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” a White House aide told ABC News.

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Shore Bank In Salisbury To Close


A Sane Person Ought To Consider These Important Lesson

One would think that certain truths are obvious by now.

It should be obvious, for example, that there are consequences to living beyond your means.

It should be obvious that there are consequences to a long history of spending unsustainably and accumulating mountains of debt.

And it should be obvious that there are consequences to dealing with such problems by spending more and accumulating even more debt.

It should be obvious. But it’s not.

In Europe, politicians are hailing their responses to the Cyprus crisis as a success. They pretend like everything is OK, notwithstanding the capital controls now imposed.

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Last Chance To Stop Governor OMalley's "Freedom FOR Criminals" Gun Bill.

The Maryland Senate will hear the gun bill today at 4:30pm. Call and visit your Senator to let them know you oppose SB 281. If you have any questions, contact the MDGOP at (410) 263-2125 and click HERE to find your Senator.


There is also an email list of all the senators located HERE

OBAMA SENDS AS-50 TO SYRIAN REBELS

Excerpted from Bare Naked Islam: FSA jihadist rebels are now using the most advanced sniper rifle available today. The AS-50 is used by the Navy SEALS and will penetrate steel and concrete from an extremely long range.

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Lost Dogs

Please call 410-251-2848

Subdivision (the subdivision doesn't have a name) off of Norris Twilley Rd., Delmar, MD near Columbia Rd., in Delmar, DE.

WCSO Press Release 4-4-13

4/2/2013 Assault - Harris
4/2/2013 Theft of County Sign
4/2/2013 Fugitive - Anderson
4/2/2013 Fugitive - Gibbs
4/2/2013 Assault on Deputy - Hope
4/2/2013 False Name & Weapon Violation - Moss
4/2/2013 Sex Offense - Renberg
4/2/2013 Trespass - Martens

Advertise With Salisbury News

Hi Mr Joe, 

Would you please pause my add for xoxoxo. I have been busy with calls and need to catch up. I will give you a call when I want to post it again. Thank you for your help.

Publishers Notes: It's always nice when an advertiser contacts you saying they are overwhelmed with work and need to cut back on their advertising until they can catch back up again. 

If you'd like to run an ad with us please contact me at alberobutzo@wmconnect.com or 410-430-5349.

North Korea Warns Military Cleared To Wage Nuclear Attack Against US

South Korea says North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast after an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean army warned the U.S. Wednesday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.

South Korea's defense minister said Thursday the missile moved is not capable of hitting the United States.

Kim Kwan-jin dismissed reports in Japanese and South Korean media that the missile could be a KN-08, which is believed to be a long-range missile that if operable could hit the United States.

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On April 2, 2013, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on patrol in the area of Route 113 and Betheden Church Road, Pocomoke, Maryland, and stopped a vehicle operated by Palphanneilia Urias Pratt, 47, of Norfolk, Virginia, for speeding. Upon making contact with Mr. Pratt, the he immediately stated his driver’s license was suspended in Virginia. The Deputy also observed that Mr. Pratt appeared to be very nervous. Upon further questioning of Mr. Pratt it was learned that there was a handgun in the trunk area of the vehicle. Subsequently a search of the vehicle produced a handgun. Mr. Pratt was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a handgun. Mr. Pratt was seen by the District Court Commissioner and released on personal recognizance.

Officials Considering West OC Area Trolley Service

OCEAN CITY -- Though a possible $10,000 in financial support will have to wait until a budget is adopted in June, the Worcester County Commissioners told Tourism Director Lisa Challenger this week that a new tourist trolley program has their unofficial “blessing” and has a lot of potential.

The proposal for the trolley program comes from the Tri-County Council, which represents Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties, and “would transport visitors between West Ocean City, Assateague, Ocean Pines and points in between such as the Ocean Downs Casino,” according to a memo from Challenger. The trolleys themselves are actually Town of Ocean City busses with shells designed to look like old-fashioned trolleys.

Annual costs for the trolley program are estimated at $140,000. Worcester is being asked to contribute $10,000 toward that.

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Former Weather Underground Radical Jailed In 1981 Killing Reportedly Now Teaching At Columbia

A former Weather Underground radical who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard now reportedly holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.

The New York Post reports that Kathy Boudin’s return to respectability after her 2003 parole occurs a week before the release of Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep,” a movie loosely based on the $1.6 million heist.

Boudin, 69, acted as a getaway driver in the heist and her status as perp-turned-prof outraged the widow of one of her victims, Brinks guard and father of three Peter Paige, who was killed in New York’s Rockland County by her accomplices from the Black Liberation Army on Oct. 20, 1981.

“She doesn’t deserve a job at all,” Josephine Paige, 74, told the Post. “She doesn’t deserve anything, nothing at all. I think she should be back in an institution.”

STUDENT ART SHOW IS A PERENIAL FAVORITE EACH SPRING

Westover, Maryland - The Somerset County Public Schools Art Expo will be held in the School Board Conference Room at J.M. Tawes. The show will begin with the opening reception on April 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Artwork can be viewed from April 18 through May 10 on week days during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Edgewood Maryland Man Arrested For Possession Of Drugs And Weapons

On April 2, 2013, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Ocean City Police Department and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Criminal Enforcement Team concluded a two year investigation with the serving of multiple search warrants in Ocean City, West Ocean City and Berlin.

The target of the investigation identified as Jerry Lee Hurt, 37, of Edgewood, MD, was located in Ocean City and was eventually arrested pursuant to items recovered by police while executing the search warrants at a Berlin residence. The items included two handguns, oxycodone tablets, crack cocaine, and heroin.

Hurt was charged with the following violations:
Possession of heroin
Possession of cocaine
Possession of oxycodone
Possession with intent to distribute heroin
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession with intent to distribute oxycodone
2 counts of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense

Hurt was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and held on $100,000 bond. Hurt was transfered to the Worcester County Jail.

Hurt is currently on parole for a previous drug distribution conviction in Harford County. Additional handgun charges are pending.

1 In 3 Marylanders Have Almost No Savings For Emergencies

Maryland is known as one of the wealthiest states, however according to a recent study, most Marylanders won’t have the money to help themselves out of a financial emergency.

More than one in three Marylanders are living on the edge of financial disaster with almost no savings to fall back on in the event of a job loss, health crisis or other emergency, according to an annual report released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED).

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard reveals insight into Americans’ ability to save and build wealth, fend off poverty and create a more prosperous future. The report also offers findings on how Americans in all 50 states are doing financially, and highlights policies that are helping Americans build in financial assets, income, businesses, jobs, housing, homeownership, health care and education.

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Cost Of Food Stamp Fraud More Than Doubled In Obama's First Term

Food stamp fraud has more than doubled since Barack Obama took office in 2009. In 2011, according to the USDA, food stamp fraud was approximately $750 million. The type of fraud noted was derived from selling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to food retailers for cents on the dollar.

The USDA stated, "In 2011, program costs totaled $75.7 billion. Using the most recent data on trafficking available, USDA estimated that trafficking would be 1 percent of $75 billion, or approximately $750 million."

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Initial Jobless Claims Soar, Biggest Miss Since November

And the economic (downside) hits keep on coming: PMI, ISM, Non-Mfg ISM, ADP and now Initial claims - five out of five misses as the US economy slowly but surely joins the rest of the world in resuming its downward trajectory. Moments ago initial claims printed a whopping 385K, far above expectations of 353K, and far above the upwardly revised 357K (was 353K before). This was the biggest miss to expectations since November. Also, excluding the Sandy abberations, this was the biggest two week surge in claims since April 2011. Continuing claims also missed, printing at 3063K, above expectations of 3050K. Sure enough, the excuses begin: sequester, Easter (two states estimated which means actual number is likely even worse), weather (unclear if warm or hot), Cyprus, and generally, stuff... Just not the economy. Never the actual economy. Because it is unpossible that with $85 billion inject per month into the market economy, that things would be just getting worse and worse.
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DR. VINCENT PERROTTA RECOGNIZED AS 2013 OUTSTANDING PUBLIC HEALTH LEADER

(Salisbury, MD.) Dr. Vincent Perrotta was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Public Health Leader for Wicomico County at a ceremony held April 1, 2013 at Salisbury University. The award ceremony was held in recognition of National Public Health Week, April 1-7, 2013. Many of his family members and colleagues were present to observe the presentation of the award.

As president and founder of the non profit organization La Merced, Dr. Perrotta has completed medical missions to Nicaragua, for the treatment of congenital and acquired deformities of the face, trunk and extremities in children. He selflessly served on these missions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. By fostering a community of care and giving among our local health care providers and health care supply and equipment vendors, he takes the best of Wicomico County to others who are less fortunate. “Thanks to his philosophy of giving and sharing, Dr. Perrotta assures that the compassion of La Merced lasts year round and benefits all who live in Wicomico County,” said Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Wicomico County.

Dr. Vincent Perrotta is to be commended for his efforts to coordinate local resources to significantly improve the health of children in third world countries that cannot help themselves and for his accomplishment on being recognized as Wicomico County's 2013 Outstanding Public Health Leader.

A Letter To The Editor 4-4-13

DOG & CAT LOVERS of Wicomico County, Maryland how long are you going to let this go on. The Wicomico County Humane Society & Animal Control let two (2) more dogs die by starvation. 

Two dead dogs were removed this Easter weekend from BENITA AVE. off of Old Ocean City Rd. They had been abandoned by their owners. Calls were made repeatedly & the "INHUMANE" SOCIETY & Animal Control had gone out there & continued to leave the dogs there. There is NO EXCUSE for this, 123 Shamrock, or 3790 Scott Lane were not COMPLIANT. That is what they report back to the callers or that they had to leave a 24-hr notice. 

This is CRUELTY...save the animals. ALL citizens that care, join me in calling for the yearly Humane Society meeting so we can voice our concerns & demand changes.

SPD Press Release 4-4-13


New Water Tower In South Salisbury Is Now Being Painted


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

April 8, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Government Office Building Room 301

Times shown for agenda items are estimates only.

6:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER

6:01 p.m. WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS

6:05 p.m. INVOCATION/MEDITATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6:07 p.m. PRESENTATION – Mayor James Ireton, Jr.

 Recognizing “Fair Housing Month”

6:12 p.m. ADOPTION OF LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

6:15 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA – City Clerk Kim Nichols

 March 25, 2013 regular meeting minutes

 April 1, 2013 work session minutes

 Resolution No. 2267 - approving lease agreement for the Salisbury Festival 1c

6:20 p.m. AWARD OF BIDS – Assistant Internal Services Director-Procurement 
Catrice Parsons

 Change Order #2 to Contract 117-10 Zoo Animal Health Building

6:30 p.m. RESOLUTION – City Administrator John Pick

 Resolution No. 2268 - adopting a Capital Improvement Plan for the five year 
period FY 14-18

7:00 p.m. ORDINANCE – City Attorney Mark Tilghman

 Ordinance No. 2236 – Public Hearing and 2nd reading – pursuant to Chapter 
17.228 of Title 17, Zoning of the Salisbury Municipal Code and Section 4.04 of Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland for the purpose of adding Section 17.46, Mixed Use Non-Residential Zoning District and amending Section 17.08, Districts-Maps-Boundaries (creating multi-use/non-residential zoning district)

 Ordinance No. 2240 – 1st reading - approving a budget amendment of the FY13 
General Fund Budget to appropriate the funds received from the recovery and recycling of brass shell casings at the Salisbury Police Range to purchase new service weapons

7:45 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS

8:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT