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Sunday, September 01, 2013

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

DATE & TIME: 09/01/2013 @ 0835 hrs CASE NUMBER: 13-MSP-000950
LOCATION: S/B Salisbury Bypass at the Coulbourn Mill Road Overpass
Driver- Khayree Hamid Jackson 21 yoa of Philadelphia, PA
Front Passenger- Lakeisha M. Sherman 25 yoa of Philadelphia, PA
Rear Passenger- Desmond Alexander Jackson 7 months old secured in a child safety seat.
BRIEF RESUME: On September 1, 2013 at approximately 0835 hours, TFC. H. Lloyd responded to the Salisbury Bypass in the area of the Coulbourn Mill Road overpass to investigate a motor vehicle crash. The 1998 Ford Expedition was traveling South Bound on the Bypass when the rear passenger tire blew out, causing the vehicle to veer off the roadway. The vehicle struck the guardrail in the center median, then overturned coming to rest in the median right side up. The driver of the vehicle, Khayree Hamid Jackson was ejected from the vehicle, transported to PRMC and later flown out to shock trauma by MSP Trooper 4 for treatment. The passenger, Lakeisha M. Sherman, seated in the right front seat was entrapped in the vehicle. After being removed from the vehicle by the Salisbury Fire Department, she was transported to PRMC where she is listed in serious condition. Their 7 month old son, Desmond Alexander Jackson was in a child safety seat fastened in the rear seat of the vehicle. He was also transported to PRMC for evaluation and later released to family members. Both adult passengers are listed in serious condition but stable at this time. The crash is still under investigation.

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 9-1-13

John Jerome Byrd 3rd of Crisfield, arrested 8-27-13 for warrants regarding 2nd degree assault, 4th degree burglary, harassment, trespassing, and malicious destruction of property. Byrd was held on a $5,000 bond.

Jason Bradley Cullen of Salisbury, arrested 8-27-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Cullen was held on a $500.00 bond.

Natasha D. Phillips of Fruitland, arrested 8-28-13 on warrants regarding failing to appear in court. Phillips was held on a $1,500 bond.

Michael Doran Ware of Princess Anne, arrested 8-29-13 on warrants regarding violation of probation. Ware was held on a $10,000 bond.

Antonio Roschard Drummond of Pocomoke, arrested 8-29-13 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Drummond was held on a $ 1,000 bond.

Florida Man Likely To Spend Life In Prison After Conviction In Hot Grease Attack

PALM BAY, Fla. – A man with "STATE VS PARKER" tattooed on his back will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of tossing hot grease onto a woman and her daughter during a home invasion.

Florida Today reports 29-year-old Leaundrea D. Parker is already serving time for another crime and is not scheduled for release until 2039. At that point, an additional 45 years will be tagged on for the December 2009 attack.

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Police: 2 Women Gang Raped By Juveniles In Wilmington Park

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Neighbors near Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington expressed anger and outrage Friday, after learning the details of a brutal gang-rape that happened in the park Thursday.

Police say two women, ages 32 and 24, were reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose.

The victims were transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment.

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The Racist Liberal System

George Zimmerman was tried, convicted and sentenced in the media on the charge of Racism in the First Degree without a single piece of supporting evidence other than the bare fact of his altercation with a black man.

Had there been a time when Zimmerman had uttered a racial slur then NBC or the New York Times would have dug it up and presented it to readers and viewers first thing next morning. Instead the volume of opposing evidence, including Zimmerman’s advocacy on behalf of a homeless black man assaulted by police was ignored as a fact inconvenient to the racial narrative.

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An Appeal To Gen. Dempsey: Resign If Obama Orders Attack On Syria Without Congressional Authorization

An Appeal to Gen. Dempsey: Resign If Obama Orders Attack on Syria Without Congressional AuthorizationPublished on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Common Dreams

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, has spoken soberly about the dangers from any military strike on Syria, but press reports indicate President Obama is still set on launching cruise missiles in the coming days, an action that former U.S.
intelligence professionals say should prompt Dempsey’s resignation
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NASA’s LADEE Rocket Mission To Launch Friday From Va.’s Eastern Shore

This LADEE is a champ: See NASA’s latest rocket mission soar into space from the greater Washington metropolitan area Friday night at 11:27 p.m. The flight will be launched — relatively close by — from Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

If skies are clear, the launch window will be 11:27 p.m. to 11:31 p.m., NASA says. For Washington area residents, look to the south-southeast by that time, since rockets move at blistering speeds.

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A Viewer Asks: I wonder if this would work?


Rebels Admit Gas Attack Result Of Mishandling Chemical Weapons

In a report that is sure to be considered blockbuster news, the rebels told Dale Gavlak, a reporter who has written for the Associated Press, NPR and BBC, they are responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Gavlak is a Middle Eastern journalist who filed the report about the rebels claiming responsibility on the Mint Press News website, which is affiliated with AP.

In that report allegedly the rebels told him the chemical attack was a result of mishandling chemical weapons.

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9 Questions About Syria You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

The United States and allies are preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians.

If you found the above sentence kind of confusing, or aren’t exactly sure why Syria is fighting a civil war, or even where Syria is located, then this is the article for you. What’s happening in Syria is really important, but it can also be confusing and difficult to follow even for those of us glued to it.

Here, then, are the most basic answers to your most basic questions. First, a disclaimer: Syria and its history are really complicated; this is not an exhaustive or definitive account of that entire story, just some background, written so that anyone can understand it.

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I'm Scared!


BREAKING NEWS: Sarin Gas Used In Syria, Kerry Says

Secretary of State John Kerry says that investigators confirmed that traces of sarin gas were found on victims of the chemical attacks in Syria.

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People Who Grow Their Own Food Labeled 'Extremist' By Dept. Of Defense

If the founding fathers were reincarnated today, they'd probably start another revolution, this time to break away from an American government that has become far too imperial for its own good.

And as such, they'd be labeled "extremists" by those who mean to rule us.

In fact, the nation's founders are considered extremists by the Pentagon, according to a new "training manual" that explicitly labels the framers as such.

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Grab The Tissue: Saying Goodbye To A College-Bound Daughter

OK, get ready. This is really sweet. I was lucky to find a family who let us into their home to experience a very personal moment -- the moment they said goodbye to their first child going off to college.

Caryn and Doug Kopp of Bedminster, New Jersey, say they feel like it was just yesterday when they were bringing Jamie home from the hospital. Now they are packing up her things and preparing to take her to college -- and girding themselves for a much quieter home once she's no longer around.

Jamie predicts her dad will be the one to cry. Is she right?

Click HERE for more including the video

10 Before and After Photos of Rescued Animals

These extreme animal rescue stories will leave your jaw on the ground; most of these animals were found in conditions so terrible, they should have been dead. Luckily, all ten were rescued and rehabilitated. You won’t believe the results:
1. A motorist found Velma on a country road and took her to Farm Sanctuary’s New York shelter. She had severe pneumonia and her eyes were swollen shut.

 Now, she is a healthy turkey that’s energetic and curious. 
 
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Brooke Mulford Part II

Veteran Broadcaster David Frost Dies

David Frost, known for his controversial interview with President Nixon, dies of a suspected heart attack at 74.

Dogs Found In Bishopville Area

Hey Joe,
I found these 2 dogs last night running loose at the intersection of Bishopville Rd and St Martins Neck road. I turned them into the Worcester County Sherrifs Department. Both dogs had collars but no tags. Thanks for your help!

A Letter From Fred: This Man's Love for His Wife May Move You

SFD Calls For Service 8-31-13

  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 23:21:40 Nature: Unconscious Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 23:04:42 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 21:51:41 Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 21:26:12 Nature: Non Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 19:35:27 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 19:07:39 Nature: Automatic Alarm Address: 600 E College Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 18:57:40 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 18:48:18 Nature: Unconscious Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 17:46:51 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 17:16:41 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 14:34:10 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 14:03:11 Nature: Maternity Patient City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 13:37:55 Nature: Psychiatric Emergency City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 11:30:55 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 09:25:36 Nature: Abdominal Pain City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 05:12:20 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 03:10:09 Nature: Maternity Patient City: Salisbury
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 01:36:44 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 902 N Division St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday August, 31 2013 @ 01:36:44 Nature: Lines Down Address: 504 Dover St Salisbury, MD 21801

Welcome To McDonald's, May I take Your Order Please....

NOW GET THE HELL OUT!
Image taken in Salisbury, Maryland 

SPECIAL REPORT President Obama makes statement on Syria

Click HERE to watch it live

Obama: 'After careful deliberation I have decided the United States should take military action against Syria

 President Obama will seek authorization for the use of force in Syria from Congress 

Obama: 'While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action, I know the country will be strong if we take this course' 

President Obama: 'What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death?'

President Obama: 'I know well we are weary of war'

President Obama: 'We are the United States of America. We cannot turn a blind eye to what happened in Damascus'   

HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 8-31-13

“THE OAKS DRIVE-IN”

Probably the most memorable of all the businesses that have lined either side of South Salisbury Boulevard was the once Oaks Drive-In, originated and operated for many years by former County Councilman Hermus W. Lowe. It was located at the intersection of an unpaved county road, running west to Camden Avenue past the residence of the George Wolf’s. Years later when Richard Cooper prepared a plat for the subdivision of the area, the name of Kay Ave. was given to the street, in honor of the Wolf’s daughter – now Mrs. Ted Wycall.

For the high school teenage set of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, the Oaks became thegathering place, the haven and unofficial Mecca to meet, eat and drink Pepsi’s. Those were the days of the bobby socks, the fans of Dick Clark, when the lifestyle by current standards would appear very unsophisticated. Drugs were items such as penicillin, sulfa or the prescriptions for youngsters’ bouts with colds, acne and sprained muscles. Generally their wants were limited to hamburgers, milkshakes and maybe a beer.

Teenagers came from as far away as Dover and Cape Charles just to go to the Oaks. Those were the days of back roads drag racing and this was where all the matches were made. Usually when a good race was imminent, you could observe a mass exodus from the Oaks to the designated strip of back road. For those not having a car with good acceleration, there was always the hobby of customizing to the owners taste. The motto of the day was “If it won’t run, chrome it”. “Poppin’ hoods” was a familiar sight at the Oaks.

One of the most popular exercises was driving around the building. Eventually they put in speed bumps to slow people down. I think the record was the night that a boy drove his father’s tractor (as in tractor/trailer) around the Oaks a total of 100 times.

Fights were rare and the only time I remember someone getting knocked down, the recipient of the blow later claimed that he had slipped on a French fry. Usually things were settled by a lot of “jawing”.

If you were lucky enough to get a “stand” outside, that was a cherished place for the remainder of the night. The car-hops would bring you food and drink and you could sit there and observe all the activity.

There was a lot of entertainment to be had for less than $2. Those were the days.

The Tony Tank branch of the PNC Bank sits on the site now.

Overpasses For Impeachment Of Obama Salisbury Md

Mr Albero, 
Overpasses For The Impeach Maryland will be holding a rally on Sept 11, 2013 rain or shine event located on the Rt 13/50 Overpass right before you get to Royal Farms and the District courthouse and Md Tire Center. This will be an all day event. We were wondering if you could get our message out on your website and anybody is welcome to make a sign and join us for who ever is fed up with the direction the country is going. We have a link also it is www.overpasses.org and we have a link on facebook for Maryland it is www.facebook.com/groups/145278722333166/ ; Thank You Mr Albero and may you always be blessed.

What is Overpasses for Impeachment?
It is an independent grassroots movement with members in all 50 states.

How did it get started?
It began in Carlsbad California by a group of people who were making a statement and exercising their first amendment rights. James Neighbors took the idea and made a nationwide movement based on the first protest.

What exactly do you hope to accomplish?
We are regular everyday Americans that have lost jobs, our homes, and now many of our civil rights. We firmly believe that the President has committed many offenses against us as a nation. Many of the President's cabinet members, such as Eric Holder have clearly violated the first amendment when they targeted members of the press with illegally obtaining e-mail and phone records. We are appalled that the IRS targeted groups with anything pertaining to patriotism in their names and believe they were ordered to do so which is illegal. We have many questions that have gone unanswered for too long and we seek to have those questions answered. We will not forget the four killed in Benghazi and the wrath the survivors and witnesses have encountered and we demand justice and answers for those who can no longer speak for themselves. Therefore, our main objective is to call attention to these and many other things that are clearly against the well being of our country and the people. We want Congress to address the cries of a nation and to see that we are watching and if they do not respond they will feel our wrath at the polls.

Are you members of the Tea Party?
No, we are not

Are you a conservative only group?
No, we have members from all walks of life. At this time most us are not supporting any party because we are unhappy with the leadership and direction our country is heading.

Are You on the Federal List?

Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a “potential terrorist” according to official U.S. government documents. At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly. The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists. But now the Obama administration is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term “terrorist” is being applied to large groups of American citizens. And if you are a “terrorist”, that means that you have no rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay. So if you belong to a group of people that is now being referred to as “potential terrorists”, please don’t take it as a joke. The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them. And right now large groups of peaceful, law-abiding citizens are being ruthlessly demonized.

Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents. To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link. As you can see, this list covers most of the country…

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation areseparate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”

7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”

8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”

9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of theenvironment and/or animals”

10. “Anti-Gay”

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16-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN MURDERED 22-YEAR-OLD WHITE MAN BECAUSE HE HAD A BAD DAY

On Thursday, Clearwater Police arrested 16-year-old Mychal King for the alleged murder of Jason Taylor Paul.

According to police, King admitted to killing Paul because he had a hard day and “just wanted to kill the first person he saw.”

Paul was riding his bike home late when he was stabbed to death in January. He was 22-years old, working two jobs and saving to go to school to become a veterinary technician.

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Three Shotguns And Hunting Knife Found Inside Student's Car

Police in Anne Arundel County say one school’s resource officer uncovered three shotguns and alcohol inside of a student’s car Thursday.

According to police, the School Resource Officer assigned to Southern High School located in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road in Harwood went to the school parking lot to assist school staff in searching the vehicle of the 17-year-old student around 9:30 a.m.

Police say the resource officer went to search the vehicle after a bottle of alcohol was discovered on school property the day before, and after school staff was able to identify the student who had the alcohol.

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Do the two "r"'s look backwards to you?

A Letter To The Editor: MRE In Local Schools

Joe, 

It appears the internet is buzzing about MRE being place in schools where FEMA has the United States broke down in to zones with this area being zone 3. When our local school was asked they looked like deer in head lights, and was given no reply. Have your sources heard any reasons why? I know this is not a common practice.

MSP Radar

Joe, 

The MSP is running a big radar trap just before coming into Princess Anne MD. They are even using a portable tree stand with the trooper shooting the radar. It is at the last 2 emergency crossovers before coming out of the woods.

Salisbury Motor Vehicle Administration Office Closed

The Salisbury Motor Vehicle Office is closed, (get this) Today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Your tax dollars hard at work. Their kiosk is available though.

Johnny Calderon Jr and Gerald Allen Beaten Up By UVA Students After They Allegedly Tried To Rob Them, Say Police

Charlottesville police say two men picked the wrong students to rob at gunpoint. The robbery suspects are behind bars, badly beaten by their victims.

Both suspects have severe injuries to their faces, but the victims - we're told - are doing just fine. The pair who allegedly attempted an armed robbery had the tables turned on them Tuesday night, becoming victims themselves, so to speak.

Johnny Calderon Jr., 19, is facing four charges: two for attempted robbery, one for pointing a firearm and one for using a firearm in the commission of a felony.  More 


A Letter To The Editor 8-30-13

Your recent post about the unemployment numbers caused me to reflect on the 8% plus increase on property taxes in Wicomico County this year. While I am greatful for my 1.7% increase as I am sure other county employees were, Being a low level employee the increased taxes on the property I own far surpassed any raise I received. Some county employees did not receive a 1.7 % increase they received raises that most of us would only dream about. What follows is a list of some of the Wicomico County employees that received increases above 1.7%. Many received $1500 to $3000 and are not listed Mathew Creamer $71.400 increase $5000.00 total salary $76.400 Melissa Holland $33.660 increase $5000.00 total salary $38.660 Wendy Riley $67.257 increase $10.743 total salary $78.000 James Britt $70.380 increase $4000 total salary $74.380 Andrew Illuminate $59.160 increase $4880 total salary $64.040 Mathew Maciarello $114.527 increase $4.100 total salary $118.627 Jarad Montiero $57.120 increase $4.880 increase to $62.000 Andrew Mackel $86.700 increase $10.000 total salary $96.000 Sheri Carey $40.800 increase $3.264 total salary $44.064 Kristen Conn $43.920 increase $9.080 total salary $53.000 Bryan Furches $ 42.869 increase $3.429 total salery $46.298 Patrick Perry $38.760 increase $5.240 total salary $44.000 Andrew Kitzrow $51.000 increase 4.080 total salary $55.080 Louis Rricherson $44.880 increase $3.590 total salary $48.770 Andrew Wisk $66.300 increase $3.700 total salary $70.000. 

As stated above many employees received increases of $1.500.00 to $3.000.00 that was far above a 1.7% increase I only hope is that Wicomico County does not end up like Detroit. A complete salary list can be obtained from the executives office.

Publishers Notes: The information referencing States Attorney Matt Maciarello is incorrect. Matt is on his FIRST term and his salary can NOT be increased. 

Despite Staff Concerns, Off-Season Beach Vehicle Access For Surf Fishing Moves Forward

OCEAN CITY – Despite objections from staff, the city’s elected officials gave the go ahead this week to allow vehicles on the beach to surf fish in the offseason and will initiate a pilot program this October if the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approves.

During Tuesday’s Mayor and City Council work session, Ocean City property owner Tom Heiple, and his wife Alice, voiced their concerns over Ocean City allowing vehicles on the beach in the off-season. The matter was scheduled for the Mayor and Council to discuss later in the afternoon.

“My wife and I are very much opposed to this because we think it would adversely affect our enjoyment here,” Tom Heiple said.

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COMPARING CROWDS: WHO DREW MORE PEOPLE TO THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, OBAMA OR BECK?

The crowd during the rally at the Lincoln Memorial, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
The crowd during “Restoring Honor” in 2010

Wednesday was a big day in Washington, D.C. Huge crowds swarmed the area beneath the Lincoln Memorial and along the Reflecting Pool as three American presidents — Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter (George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush could not attend due to health reasons) — a host of congressional representatives and dignitaries gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.

There are no official crowd size numbers given for events held on the National Mall. The U.S. Park Police stopped giving crowd estimates following a very public disagreement on crowd size after 1995′s “Million Man March.”

Multiple news outlets reported that a crowd in excess of 100,000 people was expected on the National Mall Wednesday. How many people actually attended? Did Obama, Clinton, Carter and others manage to bring as large a crowd as Glenn Beck did for Restoring Honor exactly three years earlier on Aug. 28, 2010? It depends on who you’re talking to.

Syria - FSA Terrorists Killed By Their Own Chemical Weapons As They Explode Prematurely

Wicomico County Experiences Largest Monthly Job Loss To Date - 1851 Less Jobs In July 2013 verses July 2012

Today, The US Bureau of Labor Statistics - released the July monthly jobs numbers for our nation's counties and metropolitan areas.  According to their latest jobs report, Wicomico County experienced its largest single monthly job loss on record - 1,851 jobs - for the month of July 2013 verses July 2012 - (see Labor Force Data listed below).

Last months - June 2013 - jobs numbers were slightly revised upward showing 47 more jobs than was originally reported, however, this did not make a significant dent into our Country's former employment stature.  Wicomico's economy has not only been plagued with a reduced area workforce, but also with high housing foreclosures.


Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemploy. Change over prior 
County Period Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate % year 2011 
Wicomico 11-Feb 52506 47333 5173 9.9
Wicomico 11-Mar 53116 48391 4725 8.9
Wicomico 11-Apr 52961 48485 4476 8.5
Wicomico 11-May 53444 48877 4567 8.5
Wicomico 11-Jun 53825 48951 4874 9.1
Wicomico 11-Jul 54139 49273 4866 9
Wicomico 11-Aug 53423 48706 4717 8.8
Wicomico 11-Sep 53821 49172 4649 8.6
Wicomico 11-Oct 53384 48809 4575 8.6
Wicomico 11-Nov 53153 48516 4637 8.7
Wicomico 11-Dec 53213 48619 4594 8.6
Wicomico 12-Jan 51246 46321 4925 9.6
Wicomico 12-Feb 52605 47554 5051 9.6 99
Wicomico 12-Mar 53073 48351 4722 8.9 -43
Wicomico 12-Apr 52786 48389 4397 8.3 -175
Wicomico 12-May 53494 49094 4400 8.2 50
Wicomico 12-Jun 54197 49525 4672 8.6 372
Wicomico 12-Jul 54801 50161 4640 8.5 662
Wicomico 12-Aug 53707 49299 4408 8.2 284
Wicomico 12-Sep 53285 49118 4167 7.8 -536
Wicomico 12-Oct 52867 48580 4287 8.1 -517
Wicomico 12-Nov 52796 48411 4385 8.3 -357
Wicomico 12-Dec 53234 48608 4626 8.7 21
Wicomico 13-Jan 51189 46296 4893 9.6 -57
Wicomico 13-Feb 51438 46764 4674 9.1 -1167
Wicomico 13-Mar 52101 47607 4494 8.6 -972
Wicomico 13-Apr 51713 47508 4205 8.1 -1073
Wicomico 13-May 52672 48290 4382 8.3 -822
Wicomico 13-Jun 52595 47842 4753 9 -1602 r
Wicomico13-Jul529504852744238.4-1851p
-7684less 
p = preliminary. SOURCE:  BLS, LAUS workforce
r = revised 28-Aug-13
Article by Beezer - SBYnews Contributor 
 
 
  

Lord Jim

Joe,

Just came by rubble heap at old mall.

Lord Jim is giving interview to WBOC in front of heap!!

What now?????????????

Mysterious FEMA Region lll Alert Has Folks On Edge

CERDAFIED - Following the bread crumb trail of FEMA orders, retired State Senator Sheldon R. Songstad of South Dakota State issued an “Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!,” on August 13th.

Region three is comprised of; Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Songstad’s research turned up some very interesting facts. Each item on its own could go unnoticed, but the collective facts may be worthy of your attention and scrutiny. The U.S. government appears to be preparing for a major event. It appears that this event is being staged for approximately Oct. 1st. Let’s look at the numbers and dates.

UN Peacekeepers began training the 4th week of July and will complete their nine week training by October 1st. They are learning English, as well as US weapon systems and Urban Warfare training.

How many troops are training? 386,000 troops!

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MD Governor: Lives Of 'People Of Color' Valued Less Than Whites

On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who will likely run for president in 2016, said the lives of "people of color" are valued less than those of whites in America.

Speaking on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, O'Malley said there is "too much apathy" in America "when the lives of people of color are too often valued less than the lives of white people."

He called for a variety of actions that included "abolishing the death penalty," helping immigrants, and raising the minimum wage.


Crystal Morris Godwin Update: GUILTY

Uniforms Unlimited will celebrate its 20 year Anniversary in 2014. Out of those 20 years, Crystal worked here for 12 ½ years. Her theft was uncovered on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. She was terminated on April 9, 2012. The investigation took a year to complete and involved hours of video from a 37 day period. The Wicomico County Grand Jury indicted her on June 3, 2013 charging her with

Theft Scheme: $1000 to under $10,000 from 02/10/12 – 04/07/12

Theft Scheme: $1000 to under $10,000 from 07/21/08 – 07/29/10

Embezzle Misappropriate 07/21/08 – 04/07/12

She was taken into custody on June 11, 2013 and released on June 13, 2013 after posting a $25,000 property bond.

On August 27, 2013 she pleaded guilty to the felony charge of Theft-Scheme: $1000 to Under $10,000

In the agreement, the state Nolle Prosequi the other 2 charges

She was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 12 months suspended

24 months supervised probation

$500.00 fine

$145.00 court cost

$4,977.52 paid restitution

Impact Statement Read At Crystal Morris Godwin Trial

The loss goes deeper than Crystal stole and embezzled money. Her and her family were our family from her father to her grandson and were treated as such.  Annette considered her a sister. Her daughters were treated as their daughters and were loved as their own. Alicia was an employee and Hayley and Hannah were allowed to spend time at the store instead of Crystal having to hire a sitter or sending the girls to summer camp. Uniforms Unlimited has always been a family of its own.  Crystal stole not just from us, but from the entire staff.  Had she been honest, we would have been able to give raises and more perks for our employees. Crystal worked for Uniforms Unlimited for 12 ½ years and the entire time she has been a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

From the night crystal showed up at our house with Brooks and the girls with cash and a credit card to pay for an order that could not be tracked…to the edible arrangement that was given to the staff as a thank you that the staff never saw because she had her daughter put it in her husband’s truck & then used it as a center piece for a family dinner…to Good Friday in April when Jimmy walked up on the no sale with Carol and we knew then she was stealing and no longer could be a part of our family.  Do you know where we were on Good Friday Eve?  We took her family including daddy out to dinner as a celebration of Brooks’ last surgery and as a thank you for running the store while we were out-of-town in the winter.  Not 12 hours later, our thank you was her stealing the first cash sale on Friday.  Good Friday was a blessing in 2012.

We had to refinance and restructure mortgages and equipment payments just to pay vendors and make payroll.  We put a brand new cash register in prior to going on vacation, only to come home to be told by another employee that the cash register was broke all week until 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, when we were on our way home.  When that employee let us know of the theft we put cameras in.  We lost that employee.  She quit because Crystal made things so difficult for her, to the point she had to go to the doctor multiple times and the doctor advised her to resign.  The day that Crystal was fired, that employee asked to return to our store.   She has currently been back for more than a year. Crystal plays some mean mind games and most employees who have quit have been in part because of Crystal.

We have had to endure multiple stories of customers who said she was rude and they stopped shopping until they found out she was gone.  We have had businesses who quit dealing with us because she told them we no longer wanted their business.  We have had people come in and ask for the owner.  When the real owners come out the say no the lady with blonde hair.  Once we explain who owns Uniforms Unlimited and ask them why they thought she owned it, their response is, She told me she did.


We have spent countless hours watching video of her stealing from us and then being nice to our face.  She was given $200.00 cash prior to the day of her husband’s surgery to help cover expenses in Baltimore, Annette took her father up there so he could be with her because of complications with surgery, and then sent their son to pick him up once discharged.  What does she do?  She comes back on Monday after being off Friday and Saturday and the first thing she does is roll out the register tape to see how much cash she missed Friday and Saturday and then stole the 1st cash sale of the day. Talk about a smack in the face.

We have spent the last 17 months trying to correct situations and educate people about the real Uniforms Unlimited.  Seventeen months seems like a long time, but the stories and complaints are still very real to us, our employees and our customers.  Every week is still another story.

We use to think no one paid cash.  Well after the first 4 months following her termination, we knew that was not correct.  In four month’s time, all vendors were paid within 30 days current and the lines of credit at the bank were paid in full for the first time in years.  When you go from less than $100 per day in cash sales to $500 - $2000 per day in cash sales the writing is on the wall.  We also doubled our staff to accommodate our customers and the additional orders.  Now we know why Crystal didn’t want anyone working in the store with her and why she always asked to be paid for vacation instead of taking a vacation.

Crystal and everyone in her family should have to sit and watch the countless hours of video of her theft and embezzlement.  How someone could be so nice to your face and then turn her back and steal every single day is way beyond comprehension.  She not only stole the cash, she let the customers leave with the goods.  What she has offered to reimburse does not even touch the compensation for the garments & goods that were taken and the items that were left in a bag or a box that we could not see.  We paid her an hourly wage, her medical, dental and vision for years along with vacation pay. We also paid her for the times she took off when her father was ill and in the hospital, when her husband had numerous surgeries and for her mother’s illnesses, hospital stays and bereavement pay when her mother passed away.  We have been there for so many life events over the past 12 ½ years and to be disrespected and the breach of trust is not comprehensible.

She owes a sincere apology to us and our staff, but no one with her attitude or the severity of her actions knows what sincerity is about.  We will never believe that she could be sorry for what she has taken from us, she is just sorry she was caught.

Uniforms Unlimited will celebrate 20 years next year and to think what we could have been and what we could have achieved without her is endless.  Turning this information over to the state was not easy until we realized that if her previous employers had made that decision prior to us, we would have not been sitting in the position she put us in.  We are so thankful for the hard lesson learned and hope that a felony conviction will let others know who she really is and be able to save other innocent families and business from her demise.