Monday, April 22, 2013

Update In Snow Hill

There is a white male 5-8 to 5-9 black hair, black beard wearing a blue hoodie and jeans. He made terroristic threats in Delaware. They are saying he may be armed and believe he is in Snow Hill. 

If you see this man contact 911 immediately.

UPDATE: Jessey Dean Dudley has turned himself in.

FARMERS BARRED FROM VIEWING 'GASLAND' SEQUEL AFTER CONFRONTING ANTI-FRACKING DIRECTOR AND YOKO ONO

A group of at least 20 farmers, some who woke at 4:30 a.m. in order to travel to Manhattan for a Tribeca Film Festival screening of Gasland Part II, were barred from seeing the film after questioning celebrity anti-fracking director Yoko Ono, according to filmmaker Phelim McAleer.

Festival security officials allegedly blocked the farmers from entering, and soon area police officers reportedly arrived to make sure none of the farmers could enter.

Some of the farmers, said McAleer, had yelled tough questions at both Gasland Part II director Josh Fox and anti-fracking advocate Yoko Ono as they walked the red carpet before the 3:30 p.m. screening. Both films insist the process of fracking poses an environmental hazard that far outweighs its power-producing benefits. McAleer told Breitbart News that the tough questions apparently convinced festival officials to prevent them from seeing the actual film.

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Marriage

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?
(written by kids)

-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10

2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then..
-- Camille, age 10

3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8

5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
--Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)

-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10

6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
-When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7 ( Love her )

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8

7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )

8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is .......


9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10

CANADIAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY’VE FOILED MAJOR AL-QAEDA LINKED TERRORIST PLOT

Canadian police say they have thwarted a deadly al-Qaeda-supported plan to derail a passenger train as it crossed the Whirpool Rapids Bridge connecting Canada to the United States, plunging its many would-be victims 225 feet into the raging Niagara River.

“After an extensive and complex criminal investigation,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) representatives said during a Monday press conference, police arrested and charged two individuals with terrorism related offenses.

The suspects have been identified as 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier and 35-year-old Raed Jaser of Montreal and Toronto, respectively.

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North Korean Pre-Teens Training To 'Seek Revenge On American Imperialists'

Meet North Korea's freshest batch of future soldiers--11-year-olds from Mangyongdae Revolutionary School. Their fervor reflects an uptick in anti-American sentiment as tensions mount between Washington and Pyongyang over the country’s nuclear ambitions.

PYONGYANG, North Korea
— North Korea's newest batch of future soldiers — scrawny 11-year-olds with freshly shaved heads — punch the air as they practice taekwondo on the grounds of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School. Students and teachers here say they're studying harder these days to prepare for a fight....

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Senate Votes 74-20 To Move Forward With Online Sales Tax Bill

The Senate voted 74-20 on Monday to end debate on proceeding to a bill that would allow states to collect online sales tax.

The Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 743, would empower states to collect taxes on purchases made online by consumers in their states.

The strong vote to end debate suggests supporters of the bill are likely to see it win approval in the Senate this week. Its path through the House, despite the support of many GOP governors, is less clear.

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MDs Warn Teens: Don't Take The Cinnamon Challenge

Don't take the cinnamon challenge. That's the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers.

The fad involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water. But the spice is caustic, and trying to gulp it down can cause choking, throat irritation, breathing trouble and even collapsed lungs, the report said.

Published online Monday in Pediatrics, the report said at least 30 teens nationwide needed medical attention after taking the challenge last year.

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Liberals Gone Wild

In Annapolis, Democrats and the media are exchanging high-fives and chest bumps over the raft of far-left legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly. Born-again Progressive Mike Miller, the Senate president, is calling it “The Age of Aquarius.” Others call it Sodom and Gomorrah.

But this year’s session is merely the capstone to seven years under the O’Malley administration. Seen as a continuum, the breadth of “progressive” legislation is truly stunning:

Gay marriage, death-penalty repeal, strict gun control, medical marijuana, in-state tuition and driver’s licenses for illegals, septic-tank ban and state control of local land use, offshore windmill farms (but a de facto ban on natural-gas fracking and exporting), felons’ voting rights and permission to work at casinos, teachers’ mandatory union dues, relaxing election laws including Election Day registration and online absentee ballots, and Obamacare exchanges and taxes.

But several of the most ballyhooed liberal “wins” are merely symbolic gestures.

Maryland hasn’t had a death penalty since 2006, when the courts struck down the lethal-injection protocol, which O’Malley and Democratic lawmakers never subsequently rectified.

Then, in 2009, the legislature gutted Maryland’s capital-punishment statute by imposing a near impossible evidence standard. So, this year’s repeal simply conforms the law to political reality.

Likewise, O’Malley’s offshore renewable energy windmills bill is so watered down, it’s financially impractical. The bill’s main purpose is to boost O’Malley’s presidential bid by burnishing his environmental résumé.

Nor is Maryland likely to become a medical marijuana venue. Doc pot distribution is limited to major hospitals, which will be reluctant to risk their federal funding by violating the federal ban against marijuana.

Maryland’s new gun-control law is a cultural victory for non-gun owners against gun owners, but it won’t save one life or take one gun out of the hands of one criminal. Instead,illegal firearms, like illegal drugs, will simply become more expensive.

Liberals are fond of proclaiming that they are “on the right side of history.” But most of this year’s legislation is the product of old-fashioned political deals and payoffs, not idealism.

The biggest reason so many liberal agenda items passed this year is that Senate President Mike Miller finally got his gambling expansion. Last year, Miller held the state budget hostage and sent the Assembly into special sessions when his casinos and table games bill died in the House. O’Malley got behind Miller’s gambling bill after Miller threatened him that, otherwise, he’d trash the last two years of O’Malley’s term (and his presidential ambitions).

Once gambling expansion become law, Miller released O’Malley’s windmills bills, death penalty repeal, etc., although it involved switching senators between various committees and adding minority business set-asides to the windmills bill to buy off the Black Caucus.

Likewise, the gas-tax bill only passed because legislative leaders paid off Baltimore city with massive state funding for school construction and Prince George’s County with more education and hospital state aid. So much for “the right side of history.”

One statehouse curiosity is that the Senate, once the more conservative (less liberal?) chamber, is now more liberal than the House. That’s because Democrats gained two Senate seats but lost six House seats in the 2010 elections.

As a result, leftist bills that flew out of the Senate (gay marriage, gun control, gas tax, gambling expansion, decriminalizing pot) got bogged down in the House. Meanwhile, in the Senate (where 24 votes is a majority), the $10 minimum wage (25 sponsors) and the transgender rights (23 sponsors) bills are pending. And a bill forcing apartment owners to accept Section 8 voucher tenants only lost by one Senate vote.

Miller, who once dictated to the Senate, is now being dictated to by a coalition of blacks and white liberals. So Miller, whose sole concern is retaining his presidency, is throwing in with the lefties before they dump him for one of their own.

But the most profound moment of this year’s session was when an amendment to the death-penalty repeal bill was offered, preserving capital punishment solely for mass murderers of school children. Liberal lawmakers killed the amendment. Conclusion: compassion for mass murderers while we fingerprint law-abiding gun owners.

You have to go back 100 years in Maryland history to the so-called “Progressive Era” to find an equivalent to today’s “O’Malley Era.”

But there’s one big difference: The Progressive Era reformers wrested control from the railroads, coal companies, utilities and political machine to better the lives of working people by improving working conditions, public education, elections and legislative ethics.

Today’s “progressives” are, instead, championing big government and the Democratic Party. Under O’Malley, they’ve increased 37 different taxes and fees, adding $3.1 billion a year to Marylanders’ tax burden. And almost all of it (sales tax, gas tax, tolls) is a regressive hit on working families, the folks the liberals claim to care about.

Likewise, legalizing slots and casinos is a shameful pestilence on vulnerable Marylanders that would make yesterday’s progressives cringe. But huge new tax and gambling revenues are the fuel that grows state government, which is what today’s liberals are really all about.

Carjack Victim Says Terror Suspects Spared Him Because He 'Wasn't American'

A man who says he was abducted by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects during a carjacking told police the suspects said they would not kill him because he “wasn’t American.”

The man, who has asked that his identity not be revealed, told NBC News that he managed to escape Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s clutches, describing them as “brutal and cautious.”

Details of the Thursday night carjacking – part of the brothers’ own escape attempt after the FBI put out video and photos of them at the marathon – emerged as investigators continued to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at a Boston hospital.

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Woman Sues Hospital

A recent article in the Kentucky Post reported that a woman, one Anne Maynard, has sued St. Luke's Hospital, saying that after her husband was treated there recently, he had lost all interest in sex.

A hospital spokesman replied, "Mr. Maynard was actually admitted into Ophthalmology - all we did was correct his eyesight..."

Jack Carroll With His Own Comedy Style

US Upping Aid To Syrian Rebels By $123 Million

Kerry says the additional money will double the nonlethal assistance to the opposition forces battling the Assad regime
ISTANBUL (AP) — The United States is providing Syrian rebels with $123 million in new nonlethal aid that may include body armor and other types of supplies that haven’t been part of the assistance package in the past.

The additional money will double the nonlethal assistance to the Syrian opposition as well as increase humanitarian aid. The nonlethal aid could include armored vehicles, night vision goggles and advanced communications equipment.

Americans Run Towards the Fire

The smoke and flame had not even dissipated before it was crystal clear that the terrorists had lost again. There was the flash, the boom, then a few brief moments to get their bearings before, almost as one, Americans began running toward the fire.

It wasn’t just the cops and the soldiers. It was spectators, bystanders, even runners themselves who seconds before had been struggling to cross the finish line after 26 brutal miles. In one terrible moment that shredded bodies and lives, they went from being ordinary Americans to something extraordinary.

Scratch that – “extraordinary” is the natural condition of Americans. That is neither mere sentiment nor some wishful thinking about American exceptionalism. It is a fact, demonstrated again and again, in peace and in war. Americans don’t wait. They don’t hesitate. They act.

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ATTORNEY'S ADVICE - NO CHARGE


Important Info.....Not A Joke!! Even if you dislike attorneys...You will love them for these tips.

Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company: 

1. 
DO NOT Sign the Back of your Credit Cards.Instead,put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'                         

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the Complete Account Number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the Last Four Numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, andanyone who might be handling your check as it passes through     all the check processing channels won't have access to it. 

3. Put your Work Phone# on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. 
NEVER have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have it printed, anyone can get it. 

4. Place the 
Contents of Your Wallet on a Photocopy Machine.Do both sides of each license, credit card,etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel.. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a Photocopy of my Passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a Name, Address, Social Security Number, Credit Cards. 

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have first hand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month...  Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online,and more. But here's some critical 
information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know: 

5. We have been told we should 
Cancel Our Credit Cards ImmediatelyBut the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them. 

6. 
File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here's what is perhaps 
most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)

7. Call the 3 National Credit Reporting Organizations Immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security Fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.
    
The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have   to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.. 

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 
3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

Baltimore Mayor Proposes Several New Taxes In Budget

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake wants to raise more money with some new taxes.

One is a 25-cent per-ride surcharge for using a taxi in the city.

Another is a tax on billboards that would impose a levy on both static and electronic signs based on square feet of space.

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Wicomico County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted

Brian Devon Bivens
  •  Black Male, 6’02” 190 lbs
  •  DOB 06/20/1974
  •  Black hair, Brown eyes
  •  Bivens has tattoos on both arms
  •  Bivens is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in March 2013 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charge of CDS Manufacture Distribute Narcotics
  •  There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
  •  Bivens should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and is a DRUG USER SELLER


 Ryan O’Neal Brown
  •  Black Male, 5’08” 137 lbs
  •  DOB 09/04/1985
  •  Black hair, Brown eyes
  •  Brown’s last known address was Salisbury MD
  •  Brown is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Circuit Court   Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in March 2013 on the charge of CDS Possess with Intent to Distribute
  •  There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
  •  We will extradite Brown from Delaware and Virginia
  •  Brown should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and is a DRUG USER SELLER


Brennan Alexander Cornish
  •  Black Male, 5’10” 190 lbs
  •  DOB 06/12/1983
  •  Black hair, Brown eyes
  •  Cornish also uses the name Bryan Alex Jones
  •  Cornish is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued in April 2013 for Violation of Probation on the charge of CDS Possess with Intent Distribute Narcotics
  •  The preset bond is $20,000
  •  We will extradite Cornish from Delaware and Virginia
  •  Cornish should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS and a DRUG USER SELLER


Mary Ann Dent

  •  Black Female, 5’08” 185 lbs
  •  DOB 07/19/1982
  •  Black hair, Brown eyes
  •  Dent’s last known address was Fruitland, MD
  •  Dent has tattoos on both arms and her back
  •  Dent is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in May 2007 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charge of CDS Possession Not Marijuana & Marijuana
  •  There is no preset bond, she must be brought before the court
  •  Dent has a history of being a DRUG USER SELLER
Brian James Dunn 
• White Male, 6’00” 144 lbs
• DOB 06/14/1987
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Dunn’s last known address was Laurel DE
• Dunn is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Circuit Court Bench   Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in March 2013 on the charge  of CDS Possess with Intent Distribute Narcotics
• Dunn may RESIST ARREST and is a DRUG USER SELLER
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
• We will extradite Dunn from Delaware and Virginia 

If you know of or observe any of the above persons, please call the Sheriff's Office at
410-548-4891

Today's Survey Question 4-22-13

Do you feel safer since 9-11-01?

We Need More Laws?


DHS Questioned Over Decision To Let Saudi Passengers Skip Normal Passport Controls

A Department of Homeland Security program intended to give "trusted traveler" status to low-risk airline passengers soon will be extended to Saudi travelers, opening the program to criticism for accommodating the country that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Sources voiced concern about the decision to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which issued a report Wednesday on the under-the-radar announcement -- which was first made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after meeting in January with her Saudi counterpart. According to the IPT, this would be the first time the Saudi government has been given such a direct role in fast-tracking people for entry into the United States.

"I think you have radical Wahhabism in certain elements in Saudi Arabia, and I think to be more lenient there than in other places would be a mistake," Rep. Frank Wolf told the Investigative Project on Terrorism. "There were 15 [hijackers] from that country, and there is a lot taking place in that region."

BREAKING NEWS: CANADA HAS REPORTEDLY FOILED A ‘MAJOR TERRORIST ATTACK’

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Monday that police and intelligence agencies will soon announce the details of a “thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack” in Canada.

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were reportedly involved in the operation, which lasted more than a year.

A press conference is expected to take place Monday around 3:30 ET, according to Reuters, but here’s some of what the CBC is reporting so far:

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Jessey Dean Dudley Still Loose

DATE: April 22, 2013 CBI Case # 13-0100
LOCATION: Pleasant Manor, Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland

CHARGES: Wanted : Warrant for Burglary and Escape
ACCUSED: Jessey Dean Dudley


NARRATIVE:
On April 22, 2013 at 8:30 A.M. the Snow Hill Police Department was advised on a tip that a Jessey Dean Dudley was wanted in Delaware for Escape and Burglary charges. He was spotted in the area of Pleasant Manor in Snow Hill, Worcester County. The Snow Hill Police Department attempted to apprehend the suspect as he fled on foot into a wooded area. He was described as a white male, wearing a Blue hooded sweatshirt, and Blue jeans. Due to the general clothing description there were numerous false sightings.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Maryland State Police Aviation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, Worcester County Bureau of Investigations and the Pocomoke Police assisted with the search in an attempt to locate and apprehend the subject.

Due to the fact that the Pleasant Manor Apartment complex is in close proximity to the Snow Hill High School it was determined to place all of the Schools in Snow Hill on “Lock-down” as a precaution. Local law enforcement remained at the schools for safety. There was no risk of danger for anyone at the schools.

Law enforcement utilized several K-9 dogs to track the direction the suspect fled. The Maryland State Police had deployed Trooper-4 (Helicopter) and assisted with the search. However, the suspect was not located.

It was later learned that the suspect Jessey Dean Dudley had walked off at a “work release” minimum security facility in Delaware and had not returned. Authorities in Delaware obtained a warrant for his arrest for escape. He was serving an undisclosed amount of time for a Burglary conviction.

Police had determined that the areas around the school had been thoroughly searched with negative results and it was decided to lift the “lock-down” of the schools and resume normal activity.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation is currently actively investigating this case. Any information related to this case may be forwarded to the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations at 410-632-1111, or to the Lower Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

BREAKING NEWS: CANADIAN TERROR PLOT BROKEN

Canadian authorities are expected this afternoon to announce the arrests of suspects who planned a major terrorist attack, possibly in the U.S., Fox News has confirmed. A Justice Department source confirmed the arrests Monday. There is no definite word on the target of the attacks, but New York City may have been one of the targets. An official says there is no current credible threat to New York City.
From Fox News

Simon Cowell Made Fun of This Gospel Singer - Then Everyone is Blown Away

Charges Filed Against Boston Marathon Bomber

Copy of charges filed in Boston Marathon bombing case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Click the above link and a PDF file will open showing the files.

PUBLIC NOTICE 4-22-13

THE SALISBURY CITY COUNCIL WILL ENTERTAIN A VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION AT 3:00 P.M. TOMORROW (TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013) TO DISCUSS A PERSONNEL MATTER (FIRE CHIEF POSITION) AS PERMITTED UNDER THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND § 10-508(a)(1)(i).

THE SESSION WILL BE HELD IN CONFERENCE ROOM 306 OF THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING (125 N. DIVISION STREET) IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE COUNCIL’S BUDGET WORK SESSION, AT WHICH TIME THE PUBLIC CAN OBSERVE THE MOTION, ANY DISCUSSION AND THE VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION AS NOTED ABOVE.

BREAKING NEWS: SURVIVING BOSTON BOMB SUSPECT WILL NOT BE TREATED AS ENEMY COMBATANT

White House announces that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, will not be treated as an enemy combatant and instead will be tried in a civilian court, in spite of calls from Republican leaders to consider the military court option.
From Fox News

Revised Budget Schedule

Schedule of FY14 Budget Sessions

Thursday April 18 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Overview of City's financial condition

Room 306 General Fund Revenues

City Council

City Clerk

Elections

Mayor's Office

City Attorney

Monday April 22 6:00 p.m.

Council Chambers

Regular Council Meeting - 1st reading of proposed

FY14 Budget and establishing date for a public

hearing; Water & Sewer rates Ordinance

Tuesday April 23 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Community Development

Room 306 Information Technology

Planning & Zoning

Municipal Buildings - Poplar Hill Mansion

Fire Department

Building, Permitting & Inspections

Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance

Community Promotions

Lunch Break

Police Department

Internal Services - Finance

Thursday May 2 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Water & Sewer Fund

Room 306 Water & Sewer Rates

Tuesday May 7 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Debt Service & Other Uses

Room 306 Marina Fund

Parking Authority

SWED ?

Internal Services - Procurement

Internal Services - Human Resources

Government Office Building

Lunch Break

Public Works - General Fund
Thursday May 9 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. General Discussion

Personnel Committees

Tax Rate – Discussion

Follow-up on outstanding issues

Monday May 13 6:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting - Public Hearing on FY13

Council Chambers Budget; Proposed Water and Sewer Rates & Constant

Yield

Tuesday May 14 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. General Discussion (if necessary)

Room 306 Follow-up on outstanding issues

Thursday May 16 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. General Discussion (if necessary)

Room 306 Follow-up on outstanding issues

Tuesday May 28 6:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting - 2nd reading and adoption

Council Chambers of Budget; adoption of Water & Sewer rates

Meteor Shower


Advice


Ali's Angels


Got Milk?

BPD Officer delivers milk to a family with young children in Watertown during the lockdown.

Video Of Rocket Launch at Wallops Island Yesterday

Wisdom

"The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country. A better educated electorate might change the reason many persons vote.
If children were forced to learn about the Constitution, about how government works, about how this nation came into being, about taxes and about how government forever threatens the cause of
liberty perhaps we wouldn't see so many foolish ideas coming
out of the mouths of silly old men."
-- Lyn Nofziger
[Franklyn C. Nofziger] (1924-2006) American journalist, political consultant, author, Press Secretary for President Reagan
"In U.S. politics, 'compassion' means giving money and privileges
to well organized interest groups at everyone else's expense."
-- Paul Craig Roberts
(1939- ) Economist, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration ("Father of Reaganomics"), former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service.
"We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork."

-- Milton Friedman
(1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, "ultimate guru of the free-market system"

Fifty Percent Of Sexually Active People Will Get STDs By Age 25

WILMINGTON, DE - Young people aged 15 to 24 account for nearly half of the 19 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occurring in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To prevent the spread of STDs, Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) recommends that parents talk to their youth about preventing infection.

"Parents need to become 'askable parents,' " said DPH Medical Director Awele Maduka-Ezeh, MD. "Being 'askable' means that your teen or young adult considers you approachable, open to communication, and willing to answer their questions. To learn more about how to become an 'askable parent,' visit the American Sexual Health Association web page for tips and information. Together, we can reduce the incidence of STDs."

STDs pose a serious public health threat, affecting young and old, rich and poor, of all races and sexual orientations. Sexually active individuals should practice safe sex and get tested regularly if they are at risk of infection. Infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are major causes of infertility among women, and these and other common STDs can also increase the risk of HIV transmission for both women and men. In 2012, 4,438 chlamydia cases, 899 gonorrhea cases and 106 syphilis cases were reported to DPH.

Since STDs often have no signs or symptoms, screening and early diagnosis are vital to prevent serious health consequences. CDC recommends annual chlamydia screening for sexually active women under the age of 26. CDC also recommends that males and females between the ages of 11 and 26 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV). For sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM), CDC recommends annual HIV and syphilis blood testing, and chlamydia and gonorrhea testing, with more frequent testing for MSM who engage in high-risk behavior.

For more information about STDs, visit www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/stds.html or www.cdc.gov/std. Visit the American Sexual Health Association online at www.ashastd.org/parents.html for more information about how to become an "askable parent."

Weekly Specials At SoBo's

Mondays
Buy One Entree, Receive 2nd Entree Half Off
Featuring Vegetarian Entrees

Each Monday, join us from 5pm - 10pm, for Buy One get Second as Half Price.   Choose entrees from our New Spring Menu, or from Chef's Monday Night Vegetarian Specials.   Great way to begin the week!



Tuesdays
Pacific Rim Nights

Chef Arturo and the Culinary Team will be creating great asian influenced dishes such as Seared Tuna with Soba Noodles, Filet Stir Fry, Tuna Ponzu, Asian Lettuce Wraps, Cashew Chicken or Honey Walnut Shrimp over Fried Rice.  All dishes made with local amazing ingredients.  This is a night not to miss!


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Wednesdays
Half Price Wine Bottles + Live Music

One of our most popular nights of the week!  Great live music from 5-8pm with Half Price Bottles of Wine.  Grab a new varietal or one of your favorites, either way its half off and completely delicious!   Great Dinner Features plus our New Spring Dinner menu, makes Wednesdays a night to be at SoBo's



Thursdays
Lobster Night

Join us each Thursday for our incredible Lobster Night.  Whole Lobster, Baby Red Bliss Potatoes, Corn on Cobb and Warm Drawn Butter, all for $19.99.   Make your reservations fast, this is becoming a popular night for this deal!    Call 410.219.1117

Immigration Advocates Say Their Bill Could Help Weed Out Terrorists

The authors of the Senate immigration bill are mounting a campaign to try to make sure the Boston Marathon bombings last week don’t derail their push to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, saying the problems lie more with the FBI than with legal immigration.

In the wake of the revelation that the two men suspected of the bombings were immigrants, some on Capitol Hill said it should be a reason to slow down enactment of an immigration reform bill.

But Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and one of eight senators who wrote the immigration legislation, said they won’t accept a delay. 

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Delaware's Infant Mortality Drops Almost 14 Percent Since 2000

WILMINGTON, DE - Delaware's infant mortality rate dropped almost 14 percent since 2000, from 9.3 deaths in 2005 to eight deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010, announced Lt. Governor Matt Denn at the summit on Maternal and Child Health in Wilmington. Denn joined Department of Health and Social Services Secretary (DHSS) Rita Landgraf, Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Director Dr. Karyl Rattay, and Dr. David Paul, Chair of the Delaware Healthy Mothers and Infants Consortium.

"Although Delaware has reason to celebrate in our latest health news, Delaware's rate remains higher than the national average of 6.5," Lt. Governor Denn said. "And, the persistence of disparate rates suggests that we must strive to find innovative, result-driven approaches and strategies to ensure that Delawareans achieve the same quality of healthy living regardless of ethnicity, race or other variables."

At the Consortium's eighth annual event, Lt. Governor Denn launched the "Long Live Dreams" safe sleeping campaign for infants to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). "Long Live Dreams" also strives to reduce the pronounced disparity between Delaware’s white and black SIDS rates. In 2010, SIDS accounted for 12.5 percent of black infant deaths and 8.8 percent of white infant deaths.

"Long Live Dreams" contains four core practices:
No smoking in the home; especially for homes with infants. Babies exposed to secondhand smoke are three times more likely to die from SIDS.
Babies should always sleep alone in a safe crib and never in a bed with adults, not even for naps.
Babies should always sleep on a firm baby mattress with nothing else in the crib. Pillows, quilts, comforters, stuffed animals, wedges, and bumper pads should not be used in cribs.
Babies should always sleep on their backs, even at naptime. Stomach sleeping greatly increases the risk of sleep-related causes of infant deaths. Babies who sleep on their backs get more oxygen and are far less likely to suffocate.

"The Long Live Dreams campaign is a very important element in our strategy to ensure that all Delawareans, from our youngest to the oldest, thrive," said Rita Landgraf, DHSS Secretary. "It is the latest step in the now thirteen year commitment to reduce infant mortality in Delaware."

Landgraf also recognized the 39-week Initiative, through which the Delaware Perinatal Cooperative and birth hospitals are taking measures to eliminate elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks of gestation. Research strongly indicates that babies born three to six weeks before term have a significantly higher risk for disabilities, developmental delays or mortality than their full-term counterparts.

"Today is a celebration of many successful partnerships; including the Healthy Women, Healthy Babies program that focuses providers' attention on the health of women before, during and after pregnancy, particularly those at the highest risk of poor birth outcomes," said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH Director. "Healthy Women, Healthy Babies is built around research proving that an infant’s health is affected by the health of his or her mother long before she even becomes pregnant. The program is recognized by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs."

Dignitaries posted their aspirations for Delaware's future on a Safe Sleep Dream Wall, a traveling exhibit that engages community leaders and members to share their personal hopes and dreams for the children in their lives, and their ideas for helping to ensure that all babies thrive.

The How And Why Stage

For federal authorities, the Boston Marathon bombing now moves into the how-and-why stage. The bombing and bloody chase that followed killed five people, including one of the suspects. FBI officials are trying to find out if and where the dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was radicalized. Investigators in Boston were able to communicate with his brother Sunday night. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains hospitalized with serious wounds. FBI agents are also trying toquestion Tamerlan's wife. The FBI says it investigated Tamerlan in 2011 upon a request from Russian intelligence officials.

Protecting Abu Dhabi International Airport

Lawmakers say Customs and Border Protection plans to start operations half-a- world away at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and they don't understand why. A bipartisan group of powerfulHouse members suggested it was not a risk-based decision. In a letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano, they questioned whether the decision is based on the availability of third-party financing. They noted that there are only three flights a day from that airport to the United States. And they said, CBP has too few officers at major airports in the United States.

Something Is Going On In Snow Hill

We just received word that something big is going on in Snow Hill off Rt 113. We'll update you just as soon as I get more information. State Police everywhere, helicopter in the air. More to come.

A Radically Simple Life

There are two basic ways to reduce the stress described in yesterday's entry, The Silent Epidemic in a Broken, Deranged System: Stress: simplify one's life and take control of one's life.

The two are not mutually exclusive, of course, but one does not necessarily lead to the other. For example, an unemployed single person who cashes a check from the government and eats fast food has a very simple life. One fellow I knew with this simple life rented a room in a rooming house and spent his time watching films and hanging out with his pals. Life couldn't get much simpler than that.

Did he control his life? Yes, but we would be hard-pressed to declare his adolescent lifestyle positive. To the degree he was dependent and aimless, it could be argued that his control was superficial, since his life was not directed toward any meaningful goals or purpose. He had the same level of control over his life as a teenager on summer break.

We lose control when we become trapped. Being heavily in debt is being trapped; being burdened by too much stuff or too many commitments is also being trapped.

Does the shopaholic debt-serf feel in control? They do when they're shopping--that's part of its appeal. It's the consequences of debt and over-spending that the shopaholic has little control over.

Rocket That Will Carry Cargo Ship Test Launched

A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket on Sunday in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

About 10 minutes after the launch from Wallops Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles declared the test a success after observing a practice payload reach orbit and safely separate from the rocket.

The Sunday launch comes after two previous attempts were scrubbed. A data cord that was connected to the rocket's second stage came loose just minutes before the rocket was set to lift off Wednesday, and company officials said they were easily able to fix the problem. A second attempt Saturday was scrubbed because of wind.

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA April 22, 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

6:08 p.m. ADOPTION OF LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

6:12 p.m. APPROVAL OF APRIL 15, 2013 ORGANIZATION MEETING MINUTES

6:15 p.m. AWARD OF BIDS – Assistant Internal Services Director-Procurement

Catrice Parsons

 Change Order #1 to RFP 17-08 Parkside High School Lift Station

 Award of RFP 04-13 Paleo Well

6:20 p.m. US 50 EAST/MOORE ANNEXATION RESOLUTIONS/PUBLIC HEARINGS –

City Administrator John Pick

 Resolution No. 2264 – 2nd reading & Public Hearing – proposing the 
annexation to the City of Salisbury of a certain area of land situate contiguous to and binding upon the easterly corporate limit of the City of Salisbury, to be known as the “U.S. 50 East/Moore Annexation” being an area located east of the U.S. 50 Business and U.S. 50-13 By-Pass Interchange

 Resolution No. 2265 – 2nd reading & Public Hearing – to adopt an 
annexation plan for a certain area of land situate contiguous to and binding upon the easterly corporate limit of the City of Salisbury, to be known as the “U.S. 50 East/Moore Annexation” being an area located east of the U.S. Business and U.S. 50-13 By-Pass Interchange

7:00 p.m. RESOLUTIONS – City Administrator John Pick

 Resolution No. 2269 – approving the City’s Action Plan for Community 
Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for CDBG Program Year 2013 and to authorize the Mayor’s signature thereto

 Resolution No. 2270 - adopting revised guidelines for the Downtown Revolving 
Loan Fund
7:20 p.m. ORDINANCE/PUBLIC HEARING – City Attorney Mark Tilghman

 Ordinance No. 2237 - 2nd reading & Public Hearing - pursuant to Chapters 
17.108 and 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 establishing in accordance with Chapter 17.110, Moore Property Commerce Park Planned Development District #3 binding on the westerly side of Walston Switch Rd. (County Rd. #297), the southerly side of US Route 50, the easterly side of land now or formerly owned by JD Hanna, LLC and the northerly side of land now or formerly owned by Francis C. and Lois T. Perdue (creating PDD)

7:50 p.m. ORDINANCES – City Attorney Mark Tilghman

 Ordinance No. 2240 – 2nd 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

 Ordinance No. 2241 – 2nd reading – amending Section 8.04.050 False Alarms – 
violations and penalties with regard to false alarm fees and fines within the City

 Ordinance No. 2242 – 2nd reading – setting updated false alarm fees 
8:00 p.m. FY 2014 BUDGET – Mayor James Ireton, Jr.

 Ordinance No. 2243 - 1st reading – appropriating the necessary funds for the 
operation of the Government and Administration of the City of Salisbury, Maryland for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, establishing the levy for the General Fund for the same fiscal period and establishing the appropriation for the Water and Sewer, Parking Authority and City Marina Funds (proposed FY 14 Budget and setting the date for a public hearing)

 Ordinance No. 2244 – 1st reading – to amend Water and Sewer rates to 
decrease sewer rates by 6.5%, making said changes effective for all bills dated October 1, 2013 and thereafter unless and until subsequently revised or changed (Water & Sewer Rates)

8:30 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS

8:45 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

How To Rid Of A Red Tail Hawk

Many local Farmers have had some bad experiences with red tailed hawks attacking their chickens. This weekend we put our scarecrow to the test, released the chickens and not one hawk flew over.

Of course a few people in pickup trucks took pot shots at it as they drove by but still, all is well and our chickens enjoyed a peaceful weekend on the Albero Ranch. 

We're not sure if it's the Obama head or the Albero For Mayor shirt that scares them the most. We call him, "Politically Incorrect".

To place your order please send $1,000,000,000,000.00 to Albero For President 2016. 1234 Revolution Way Victory, Maryland 01234 

No Inspection For 25 Years

Twenty-eight years have passed since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected the fertilizer factory that blew up in Texas. In 1985, OSHA fined the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company $30 for a violation in the way it stored anhydrous ammonia. That's according to a records inspection conducted by the AP. OSHA has jurisdiction over more than 7 million workplaces. Most see a federal inspector only rarely. Wednesday night's explosion near Waco killed at least 15 people and injured 160. The blast destroyed the factory and many nearby homes.

Officials Still Don't Know What Caused Texas Fertilizer Explosion

Investigators have located the spot where the horrific Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion occurred but do not yet know what triggered the deadly blast, town officials said Sunday.

West, Texas, fire officials said at a news briefing that there is no evidence of criminal activity in last Wednesday's massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co., and that there are no longer any fires burning at or around the decimated facility.

The blast rocked the town of West just before 8 p.m. local time Wednesday. At least 14 were killed, 200 injured, and scores of nearby homes and businesses damaged or destroyed in one of the worst American industrial accidents in years.

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