Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ocean City Fire 94th Street

A large fire destroyed a 3 unit complex on 94th Street today. See more images on Ocean City News HERE. We will continue to add images throughout the evening.

More images HERE.

Dog Found 9-15-13 UPDATE

My friend found this dog on old Route 13 between Delmar and Laurel, DE. (302) 344-1626

Veterinary Hospital’s Hilarious Signs are Wild

To keep customers flocking in, this veterinary hospital turned to one thing: humor. We’re not sure if we have ever been so entertained by advertisements, but we don’t care. The Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital in Melbourne, Fl, went above and beyond to keep their customers’ tails wagging.

Get ready to howl with laughter, these are hilarious:

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Fire On 94th Street In Ocean City

The Dispatch

Crews are on the scene of a working building fire near 94th Street in the Little Salisbury neighborhood at or near the new Center for the Arts building. Clouds of dense smoke can be seen throughout town and from western points. More information will be posted as available

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Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News


Update: 4:30pm

On Sunday, September 15, 2013, at approximately 2:25 p.m., Ocean City Communications received a call for a house fire in the area of 94th Street on the bayside. Ocean City Fire Department personnel responded to the home, which was a three unit townhouse, and found fire coming from the building upon their arrival.

At this time, the Ocean City Fire Department is on scene attempting to extinguish the fire. Along with members of the Ocean City Fire Department, crews from the Ocean Pines Fire Department, Sussex County Delaware, Ocean City Fire Boat 1 and the Ocean City Police Department are also on scene. 

The fire is currently under control. No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office.

Christie Plans $15M In Aid After NJ Boardwalk Fire

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pledged $15 million in state aid Saturday for businesses damaged by a massive boardwalk fire in a shore community just getting back on its feet after Superstorm Sandy.

Christie met privately with 30 of the more than 50 business owners who suffered losses in Thursday's fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, promising an aggressive response to haul away rubble from the fire and help them rebuild again.

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WATCH A 13-YEAR-OLD COUNTRY SINGER BRING EVEN SIMON COWELL TO HIS FEET

Rion Paige may have a different way of spelling her name, but it’s probably one you should get used to. That’s because the spunky 13-year-old country singer brought the “X Factor” judges to their feet Wednesday with her rendition of a Carrie Underwood song.

Besides a solid voice and a special name, Paige is unique for another reason: She has a rare disease that has left her wrist joints deformed and she’s almost completely blind in her right eye. But you’d never know it from her attitude.

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Searching For A Life-Saving Kidney -- And Finding The Kindness Of Strangers

SFD Calls For Service 9-14-13

  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 20:09:04 Nature: Structure Fire Address: 502 Cartwright Ave Fruitland, MD 21826
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 19:29:23 Nature: Pi Accident Address: Salisbury Byp and ocean Gtwy Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 19:29:15 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 18:14:49 Nature: Automatic Alarm Address: 603 E College Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 18:11:34 Nature: Pi Accident Address: Ocean Gtwy and salisbury Byp Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 18:11:26 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 17:07:04 Nature: Electrical Address: 734 Roger St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 13:51:48 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 13:25:35 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 12:24:33 Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 12:01:02 Nature: Assault Ems City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 11:13:30 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 10:51:19 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 10:29:44 Nature: Smoke / Co Detector Address: 820 E Main St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 06:55:13 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 06:03:52 Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 03:12:32 Nature: Suicide Attempt City: Salisbury
  • Saturday September, 14 2013 @ 02:41:42 Nature: Suicide Attempt City: Salisbury

PRMC Layoff Announcement

Let's see who gets it closest. Sources have stated there will be yet another big layoff at PRMC tomorrow. While employees have been begging to stop leaving them hanging and let them know if they do or don't have a job, many will get a pink slip tomorrow. What time do YOU think it will happen and how many people do you think will get laid off?

We Can See Clearly Now, GOTCHA!

While our original Post went viral, law enforcement realized very quickly just how well read Salisbury News is and put on their aprons in an attempt to clean off the spray paint on the speed cameras. 

In typical form, they then went to OTHER news sources and asked the public to help them solve this crime. Come on Sheriff, get a sense of humor. It seems perfectly OK for criminals to TAG my building in Downtown Salisbury and NO ONE was ever caught. 

Take it on the chin for once and hey, I've got an idea, perhaps LISTEN to what people are saying in comments. THEY DON'T WANT THE CAMERAS, PERIOD. 

American Citizens Are Fighting Back Against Speed Cameras

Once again we have evidence of yet another speed camera tagging, this time in Fruitland, Maryland on St. Luke's Road. 

Several years ago Salisbury News lead the way in exposing all of the tagging that was going on around the City of Salisbury. Back then the local media refused to give any kind of real coverage. 

Interesting how when the tables are turned and rather than the TAXPAYERS properties, (most of which cannot vote) this time it's happening to government property, (so to speak). The Police are reaching out to the public to help solve these crimes, yet the dozens of other taggings that have been going on for years have never been solved. 

Could this be the beginning of an Eastern Shore mini revolution? After all, even some public officials have stated, Take Your Eastern Shore Back.


Carla Moore Terminated From The Town Of Pittsville

After only 15 months, Carla Moore was terminated from her position with the Town of Pittsville Tuesday. While this is a touchy subject, let's just say they're investigating the matter at hand. Believe me, there's more to come... That is, unless comments handle the rest of the story, for those in the know. 

Here Is "THE PLAN" To Take Our Guns

Here's the UN (liberal) program to take guns from Americans, including a UN police force to assist. In Germany during the 1930's they were called the Gestapo!!! We all know what happened next!


GOP Bill Would Ban Using Food Stamp Funds On Junk Food

Newly proposed legislation in Congress would ban recipients of food stamps from buying junk food.

The Hill reports that a bill proposed by Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., would require food stamp recipients to purchase only healthy food.

The Healthy Food Choices Act, H.R. 3073 is the latest salvo from Republican members of Congress who have criticized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps or the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC).

In August, it was reported that House Republicans hoped to cut some $40 billon from future SNAP budgets.

Roe's legislation is specifically in response to a 2012 study, which showed that recipients from the food stamp fund spend approximately $2 billion a year on junk food.

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Hospital Cleared In ‘Suicide By Cop’ Case

SALISBURY — The Maryland Court of Special Appeals this week ruled healthcare providers at PRMC could not be held liable for not admitting a man with mental problems, including suicidal thoughts and hallucinations, who was later shot and killed the same day in an apparent “suicide by cop” case.

In April 2009, family members brought Charles Williams, Jr. to PRMC for evaluation over concerns of his mental state after he allegedly was having suicidal thoughts and visual and auditory hallucinations. According to court documents, Williams also believed he was under a curse and exhibited other obsessive and unusual behavior. Williams was examined and evaluated at PRMC.


Although he was lucid and cooperative, Williams told healthcare providers he was experiencing hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. He also told his examiners he believed his ex-girlfriend had put a curse on him and that he experienced blindness when he looked at a text message sent from her while in the emergency room.

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Maryland State Police

Hey Joe,

I was informed that the MDSP are about 16 weeks, four months, behind processing background checks for firearms purchases and can no way meet the 8 day turn around for requests. I hear that there are many guns waiting at gander mountain for pick up… guns people have paid for and are waiting for because the mdsp are negligent in their processing. And when they do “approve” some one, it comes back “NOT DISAPPROVED”…

I plan to ask a sheriff’s deputy to escort me to pick up my purchases in eight days and if I am denied my property, to ask the deputy to arrest the person for a property violation.

Things need to start happening and that is my intent.

I will let you know of the timing of my actions… one week from today.

FIre On The Boardwalk In Seaside NJ

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UPDATE
The pier is now being evacuated as firefighters battle a large blaze on the boardwalk in Seaside Park, NJ.

The fire reportedly started at the Kohr Brothers at 1800 Boardwalk on the FunTown Amusement Pier around 2:15 p.m. It quickly reached five alarms before jumping to six shortly before 4 p.m.

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 Fire in Seaside Park, New Jersey, has destroyed at least 80% of the boardwalk, police chief says

Below picture captured at 6:55PM

Western Md. Secession Movement Is A Symptom Of A Serious Disease

A small group of Western Marylanders are pursuing a quixotic secessionist movement that would see the state’s four western counties break away and form a new state. Led by Scott Strzelczyk, the secessionists argue Maryland is controlled by a single party and by folks elected from three jurisdictions — Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County. Everyone else, they say, is being ignored.

Given that western Maryland is overwhelmingly white and rural, some have been quick to dismiss the secessionist movement as a race-based action motivated by white voters fearful of growing diversity in the state. Though such arguments may hold a kernel of truth, they obscure the more fundamental cause for these movements in Maryland and elsewhere. These intra-state movements are driven by a complex mix of issues that go to the very heart of a representative democracy.

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Today's Survey Question 9-12-13

Do you believe the local media has been open and fair in exposing the cancer rate here on the Eastern Shore?

Bikers To DC 9-11-13


A few aerial pictures of the bikers that are in DC today. At last estimate they are saying there are about 1 million riders.
They are updating their Facebook page frequently.

9/11 Rally Today At RT 13/50 Overpass Salisbury, Mr From 4pm Till 8pm

Mr Albero, we will be holding a 9/11 rally along with an impeachment of Obama rally from 4pm till 8pm. We will be remembering the victims and the troops that have lost their lives. We also will be rallying against Obama and his policies and the wrong direction he has lead this great nation. Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS Targeting, NSA, just to name a few. Anyone is invited to make a sign and join us if your fed up. God Bless America!

Eastern Shore Struggles With Higher Unemployment, More Business Closings Than Rest Of Maryland

When state Sen. Jim Mathias came to the Eastern Shore 42 years ago, Labor Day marked the end of Ocean City’s season.

Shops would close up, people would leave, and it was deserted.

“It was over,” he said. “To go out and find a sandwich was challenging.”

Gradually, over the years, business leaders helped lengthen the season and the town thrived. But when the recession hit recently, construction crews went away, and even wealthier people who owned a second home on the shore stopped showing up after the summer ended.

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A Letter To The Editor 9-11-13

Taxpayers Get A Break, Restaurants And Pubs Take A Hit 

While there may have been some grumbling about Rick Pollitt jetting off for the far east last week in retrospect it could have saved the taxpayers of Wicomico County a lot of money. It seems as if R P has a big appetite when it comes to spending tax dollars for food. 

Hardly a meeting can be held that there's not a lunch or dinner being bought and paid for with taxpayers money. Even a simple stop at Wawa for coffee falls prey to the county credit card. 

The restaurants and Pub owners in Salisbury and Annapolis will be scratching their heads wondering what happened to the first week of Septembers receipts. R P s economic stimulation policies mirror those of councilwomen Sample - Hughes who chairs the Tri County Council Sample - Hughes defended the Tri County Councils pub hopping a few months ago as something that helps the local economy, this is what we do and we will continue to do this she stated. Some members of the Wicomico County Council just increased R P s office budget by $10,000 to help with the food bill. Maybe Rick can take those employees from PRMC to lunch before they join the unemployment line. 

For further information go to the Wicomico County website click on financial information then click on monthly expenditure reports scroll down to the executive office there are twelve months receipts interesting that they skipped June of 2013 what are they hiding?

Wicomico County Councilwoman Stevie Prettyman Says She's Done

In a conversation this evening I asked Councilwoman Stevie Prettyman flat out, I hear you are not running again. She replied, yeah, I'm not running again.

When her term is up Stevie will have served the citizens of Wicomico County for a total of 16 years. I personally want to thank Stevie for her service and will forewarn you right here and now, I will not allow negative comments on this Post.

BREAKING NEWS: Major Explosion Outside Of House Harden Court Salisbury Md

A Delmarva power junction box exploded in the front yard. Fire department and DMV power at the scene.

Mikulski Supports Military Strike Against Syria

Maryland Senator Barbara Milkulski said on the Senate floor Tuesday, she supports a military strike against Syria.

"Within a few days, the Senate will be called on to vote on whether to give the President of the United States limited authority to use military action in response to Syrian President Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own people," she said. "It is an enormous and grave decision. It is the most serious vote I can take. When a United States Senator is called upon to authorize the use of American military action or military might, it calls for the most sober reflection, the most due diligent analysis of the facts and the compelling need. It is one of the few votes that you cannot take back."

She said many of her constituents are against the decision to strike Syria.

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Plenty Of Firefighters, But Where Are The Fires?

As ‘emergency’ changes its meaning, some critics are arguing it’s time to revisit a century-old system

IS THERE SUCH A THING as too many heroes?

Walking past a neighborhood fire station can be one of the most deeply reassuring experiences of city life—a reminder that there are people in our midst ready to pull on their helmets and stride into danger whenever and where something goes wrong.

But as a recent Globe story reported, city records show that major fires are becoming vanishingly rare. In 1975, there were 417 of them. Last year, there were 40. That’s a decline of more than 90 percent. A city that was once a tinderbox of wooden houses has become—thanks to better building codes, automatic sprinkler systems, and more careful behavior—a much less vulnerable place.

As this has happened, however, the number of professional firefighters in Boston has dropped only slightly, from around 1,600 in the 1980s to just over 1,400 today. The cost of running the department, meanwhile, has increased by almost $43 million over the past decade, and currently stands at $185 million, or around 7.5 percent of the city’s total budget.

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Breaking News: Berlin Fire Company Funds Restored At Reduced Level

From the facebook page of The Dispatch

BREAKING NEWS: Fire Company Funds Restored At Reduced Level
The Berlin Fire Company will receive $200,000 from the town after the Mayor and Council voted tonight to reduce the public funding contribution significantly, according to Staff Writer Travis Brown. The company had been receiving about $537,000 annually. A town examination of the fire company's finances confirmed its solid financial footing and significant reserves, according to the town, and the council feels the fire company can sustain the reduction. Fire company officials say they can't do that and adequately maintain the fleet as they should without dipping into reserves. Full story of the passionate meeting coming tomorrow.

Breaking News: George Zimmerman In Custody, Police Investigate 'Possible Domestic Battery'

George Zimmerman, the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer acquitted of murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has been detained as authorities investigate a domestic incident in Lake Mary, police confirmed.

Police are investigating a "possible domestic battery" involving Zimmerman on Sprucewood Road, Lake Mary police Officer Zach Hudson said this afternoon. The police spokesman said it was his understanding that a gun was involved.

Hudson said the investigation is in its early stages, and it was unclear whether Zimmerman or anyone would be arrested. No significant injuries were suffered in the incident, Hudson said.

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Slim Pickings: Where Are The Local Crabs?

Late summer and early fall could be the best time for a little chicken-necking, catching crabs for a backyard feast.

But where are the crabs? Local crabbers, recreational and commercial, are stunned by the lack of legal-sized crabs in local waters this season.

Edgewater resident George Turner remembers floating along and scooping up doublers of the bow of his boat all day long.
 

He misses those times.
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Salisbury News Featured On "The Blaze

This traffic camera, supposedly in Wicomico County, Maryland, was spray-painted over the lens and tagged with the year 1776, the year the U.S. declared its independence. (Photo via SBY News)

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CITIZENS GET FED UP OVER SPEED CAMERAS

Citizens across the country have grumbled about speed cameras, but someone in Wicomico County, Maryland appears to be making a physical — and political — point.
A photo posted on the blog SBY News shows a traffic camera that’s been spray-painted over the lens and tagged with the year 1776, the year the U.S. declared independence.

“Good for them!” blog publisher Joe Albero wrote.

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A Letter To The Editor About Salisbury University Students

Joe: The past two weeks there have been throngs of trashy-looking "scholars" wandering the streets near SU looking for any party they can crash. They've vandalized our picket fence, and pulled a neighbor's post-lamp out of the ground, concrete and all. The police last night told me they are being "hammered" by having to chase these brats all over. And the police told me the students' excuse, when told to go inside or go home is "We don't know when we're going to get shot so we're living for the moment".
I said that's ridiculous self-serving bullcrap. They were roving, making noise, littering, destroying and making asses of themselves before the shooting on Onley Road. Now they think they have an excuse. The cops know it's nonsense, and they told me they are just going to keep the pressure on these spoiled little brats until they get tired of being stupid. Could take a while, and for some of them it's hopeless.
Taxicabs have been cruising my neighborhood looking for fares..something I've never seen before..late at night. They expect the drunks to need a ride back to their dorms or dives so they can pass out til their 3 pm classes. Some of these kids are not even 18 yet..but the cops are at their wits' end in SBY from Thursday to wee hours on Sunday.
I think they deserve a big thank you from all of us who care about this sad little city.

Look At All The Protesters


2 Million Bikers Denied Permit To Ride Through DC, Going Anyway

Washington DC has denied a permit request for 2 million Sons of Liberty bikers to ride through DC no-stop on 9/11. So Plan B will go into effect. According to this post from their Facebook page, it will not be a no-stop ride after all. Yes, they are still going, and now it will be an all-day affair.

FINAL DETAILS FROM THE NATIONAL “2 MILLION BIKERS TO DC” TEAM:

Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all day event. We will be obeying all laws. We will be stopping at all stoplights, stop signs, and yielding to all pedestrians.
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Fight Or Flight: Theories On Why Marylanders Move Elsewhere

Since officially moving to Florida in May, former Maryland resident Constance Kihm said she has met numerous other former residents of the Free State. They all have their reasons for moving, but hers came down to getting away from higher taxes and from policies she couldn’t stomach.

“Real estate agents I’ve talked with say the exodus from Maryland is astonishing,” Kihm said.

A new book, “How Money Walks” by Travis H. Brown, backs up the anecdotal evidence. Looking at IRS and Census Bureau data, Brown and his team determined that Maryland lost a little more than $7 billion in adjusted gross income due to residents moving away between 1992 and 2010.
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ATHEIST ACTIVISTS TRYING TO GET ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ OFF U.S. CURRENCY DEALT MAJOR BLOW

Atheist activists’ crusade to have the words “In God We Trust” removed from U.S. currency was dealt a major blow this week when a U.S. district court dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Treasury Department by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Michael Newdow, a lawyer and emergency room doctor.

Judge Harold Baer, a federal district judge in the Southern District of New York, ruled that the argument that the national motto violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment is unfounded, CBN News reported.

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Texas Governor Is ‘All Hat And No Cattle,’ O’Malley Tells Democratic Crowd in Md.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) had some choice words Thursday night for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who’s planning to come to the Free State next week with the goal of getting some Maryland businesses to relocate.

“I know from past experience that the gentleman is all hat and no cattle,” O’Malley said of Perry during a pre-dinner reception at a Maryland Democratic Party gala in Greenbelt.

In advance of Perry’s visit, a Texas group has started airing radio and television ads in Maryland knocking O’Malley for raising taxes and inviting Maryland companies to consider coming to a more business-friendly state. Perry narrates the ads. 

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Thank God Its Friday 9-13-13

What will you be doing this weekend?

13th Annual Delmarva Bike Week

THIS BOWHUNTING, M16-SHOOTING, SKYDIVING NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER AND PAGEANT CONTESTANT HAS A SURPRISE FOR THE MISS AMERICA SWIMSUIT COMPETITION

If you haven’t yet found a reason to catch the 2013 Miss America pageant, would getting to know a contestant who’s a member of the Kansas Army National Guard’s Medical Detachment, a big-time bowhunter, and an expert M16 marksman pique your interest?

To say that Theresa Vail proudly tears down Miss America stereotypes more than states the obvious.

She’s also a skydiver, boxer, and a mechanic (or “grease monkey,” as she notes in her pageant video below). A People magazine profile notes that she had to cease motorcycle racing after breaking all the fingers in her right hand, but Vail can still skin a deer and possesses a fab squirrel stew recipe.
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Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons

"Million Muslim March" Photos From Today




Students In One MD County Get New Cellphone Policy

Students in Howard County are getting a new surprise this fall: They no longer have to hide their phones in their lockers anymore.

That's because school officials say it is now OK for them to use their smart phones before school, at lunchtime in the cafeteria, and even in the halls while they're changing classes.

School Superintendent Renee A. Foose told WBAL Radio’s Bill Vanko Tuesday that it simply doesn't make sense for schools to treat using a cell phone like an academic crime.

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Colorado Lawmakers Ousted In Recall Vote Over Gun Law

COLORADO SPRINGS — Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
The election, which came five months after the United States Senate defeated several gun restrictions, handed another loss to gun-control supporters. It also gave moderate lawmakers across the country a warning about the political risks of voting for tougher gun laws.

The recall elections ousted two Democratic state senators, John Morse and Angela Giron, and replaced them with Republicans. Both defeats were painful for Democrats – Mr. Morse’s because he had been Senate president, and Ms. Giron’s because she represented a heavily Democratic, working-class slice of southern Colorado.

In an emotional concession speech, Mr. Morse called the loss of his seat “purely symbolic” and defended the record of the last legislative session as “phenomenal.”

“We made Colorado safer from gun violence,” he said afterward, as his supporters trickled away from a hotel ballroom here in his district. “If it cost me my political career, that’s a small price to pay.”

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"Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning"

Theta Pi Sigma, LGBT Fraternity, Comes To University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is welcoming its first and one of the nation's first LGBT fraternities this semester, The Diamondback reports.

Students behind the Epsilon chapter of Theta Pi Sigma, a gender-neutral coed organization,say that their main mission in coming to College Park is to create an accepting space for the LGBT community within campus greek life.

"It's open to people who want to get involved on campus and feel like a traditional fraternity or sorority isn't for them," chapter secretary Shira Steinberg told The Diamondback.

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Obama Encourages Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration

New book documents infiltration, putting extremists in power in Mideast

The Obama administration allowed into government agencies Islamic groups and activists tied to the Muslim Brotherhood who now influence U.S. anti-terrorism policies and endanger the nation, charges a newly released book.

In “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office,” New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott document Obama not only aided the rise to power of Islamic extremist groups in the Middle East but ushered likeminded extremists into the gates of the White House, with Muslim Brotherhood groups serving on important national security advisory boards.

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Congressman Harris: I Will Not Vote To Authorize Military Action In Syria

Like many, Congressman Andy Harris, MD has been giving the situation in Syria a lot of thought recently. Last week, he released a statement (below) outlining his thoughts on the authorization to use military force resolution that is being considered in Congress:

“I appreciate President Obama fulfilling his constitutional obligation by seeking Congressional authorization before using military force in Syria. There are serious questions about whether taking military action against Syria is in our national security interest and how the United States should respond to nations around the world who use chemical weapons against their own citizens. The Administration needs to make the case to Congress and the American people why military intervention is needed and clearly state the scope of the planned intervention. The decision to engage militarily is one of the most serious a member of Congress can make, and, although at this point I would not vote for military intervention, I plan to examine all of the evidence before making a decision.“

http://harris.house.gov/press-release/congressman-andy-harris-releases-statement-action-being-considered-syria

After attending a classified Members-only briefing last night and much consideration, Congressman Harris has decided that he will not be voting for authorization to use military force in Syria if it is brought before a vote in Congress. He believes that using military force against Syria is not in the national security interest of the United States, and the Administration has been unable to make the case to the American people.

Congressman Harris went on Maryland’s “The Tom Marr Show” and “The C4 Show” earlier today to explain his decision. Audio of both interviews are below along with an official statement

The Tom Marr Show
http://bit.ly/17VtRd6

The C4 Show
http://bit.ly/14CEF4Y

21 Days to Stop Obamacare

Today, thousands upon thousands of patriots are rallying in Washington D.C. to demand Congress Exempt America from Obamacare. Like the President’s special interests and allies, America needs relief from this crushing law.

Supporters of Obamacare say our position is nonsense. Our opponents ignore that big businesses, unions, and Congress have received special treatment. They ignore how special interests are exempt, even temporarily, from this train wreck, but the average American is not.

We must keep up the pressure, everyone. Should our efforts fail to defund Obamacare, we will have lost the last real chance to stop this law. Subsidies and the exchanges take effect. Furthermore, once the rationing, taxes, and high spending in Obamacare begin, the law will be so intertwined with the lives of Americans that repeal will be nearly impossible. 

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Yemen: Eight Year-Old Girl Dies On Her Wedding Night

A girl of eight years old has died after suffering internal injuries on the night of her arranged marriage – to a man more than five times her age.

The young girl, named only as Rawan, died in the tribal region of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Watan.

According to Gulf News, she died after suffering a tear to her genitals and due to severe bleeding.

There have been calls to arrest her family and husband, who was reportedly 40 years old, as activists demand an end to the practice of child marriages in the Middle East’s poorest country.

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New Laws Starts October 1st

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office


Beginning October 1, 2013, Maryland police will be able to stop drivers for hand-held cell phone use. Fines for first-time violators will increase from $40 to $75 and then as much as on a graduated scale for multiple offenses. Also all passengers in a motor vehicle will be required to wear a seat belt because of a Maryland Senate bill signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Fines also increase from $25 to $50.

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