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Wednesday, October 02, 2013


NEW YORK (AP) — A motorcyclist was charged Wednesday with reckless driving after prosecutors said he touched off a tense encounter with the driver of an SUV and a throng of other bikers that ended with blood and broken bones on a Manhattan street.

Christopher Cruz, 28, of Passaic, N.J., was also charged with unlawful imprisonment. His bail was set at $1,500 cash. His attorney, H. Benjamin Perez, said his client denied all the allegations.

"He will come back to fight this case and clear his name," he said.


Gun Control For Dummies - It's Common Sense

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The Only Telecom CEO To Refuse NSA Spy Demands Has Been Released

Here’s a really interesting story that many people may not be familiar with. By now, we all know that every single major telecom CEO bent over submissively the minute the NSA came calling for data. Except one. A forgotten man in the entire NSA spy scandal is Joseph Nacchio, former CEO of Qwest, who actually refused to participate in the NSA’s illegal activities when they first propositioned him in 2001. Several years later, he was convicted of insider trading.

Perhaps I’m just a conspiracy theorist, but I find it quite coincidental that a country which lets Jon Corzine off the hook, a country where not a single CEO or executive of a financial institution was indicted with regard to the 2008 crisis, a country where James Clapper lies to Congress about the NSA and face zero repercussions; that in such a country the only major corporate CEO to go to jail for financial crimes is the one that refused to play ball with the NSA.


GM, Toyota, VW Sales Stall In September

DETROIT — Sales fell at General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen in September, an odd month that appears likely to snap a 27-month streak of gains for the U.S. auto industry.

GM posted an 11 percent decline compared with a year ago as the company even reported falling sales of its redesigned full-size pickup trucks. Pickup truck sales have been a strong point for the industry as small businesses return to dealer showrooms. Volkswagen sales were off 12 percent, while Toyota sales were down 4 percent.

But Ford and Chrysler appeared to have outperformed the industry. Ford sales were up 6 percent, while sales at Chrysler rose 1 percent.



Just a few weeks shy of his 50th birthday, movie and TV star Rob Schneider has announced that he is switching his lifelong political affiliation from Democrat to Republican.


The man who gave us “Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo,” SNL’s iconic “Rich, the copy repair guy” (think catchphrase comedy – “Makin’ copies!”) and a host of other roles in mostly Adam Sandler produced movies made the announcement to PolitiChick Ann-Marie Murrell. But Schneider didn’t just change parties, he also made a ringing endorsement for California Assemblyman Tim Donnelley’s run for Governor of California.


Shutdown: Lawmakers Still Get A Check

There’s at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid — at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.

Lawmakers get their pay even as hundreds of congressional staffers are sent home, packs of tourists are turned away at the Capitol, and constituent services in many offices grind to a halt.

Most entrances to House and Senate office buildings and underground parking garages are closed.


Virginia Governor's Race Is Dead Heat

In a startling development in Virginia's race for governor, a just-completed Newsmax/Zogby survey shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli in a virtual dead heat.

The new John Zogby poll, conducted for Newsmax among likely Virginia voters from September 27-29, shows McAuliffe, the former Democratic Party national chairman, leading state Attorney General Cuccinelli by a wafer-thin margin of 32.5 percent to 32.4 percent.

According to Zogby, 10.8 percent of voters prefer "another candidate" and a strong 24.3 percent are undecided.


What This Elephant Did When Her Loved One Died is So Beautiful. It’s Hard Not To Cry.

While on a safari trip in Botswana, John Chaney, an amateur wildlife photographer, was lucky enough to witness a scene very few people have had the privilege to see. And he captured it on film. They found an elephant, and what she was doing is heartbreaking. It further proves the feelings and emotions of animals.

Maryland Obamacare 'Experiencing Unexpected Connectivity Problems'

Maryland's Obamacare healthcare exchange, Maryland Health Connection, is announcing via its Facebook page that its website and toll-free call center are "presently experiencing unexpected connectivity problems" and that citizens should "please come back and visit the site at noon."

NSA Reportedly Stored Data Of Non-Terror Targets For Up To A Year

Just a few days after it was revealed the National Security Agency was reportedly tracking social network ties, yet another report detailing a secret program for collecting and storing data of users’ online movements has been revealed.

The National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP)

The Guardian reported that top-secret documents show the agency stored data on even non-targets, contradicting statements by Obama administration officials who’ve said the NSA only keeps information on subjects of interest.

The new program detailed by the Guardian is called Marina. This project collects computer metadata, while phone metadata is stored in a different system, according to the newspaper that began publishing information leaked by admitted whistleblower Edward Snowden about the NSA’s classified programs in June.


Md. General Assembly Races: October Update On Candidates

This monthly roundup covers Maryland election news in September and lists every candidate who has filed and most who have announced. Each district is listed by county and, in most cases, incumbents with their status. The districts reflect the new district lines, which have placed some incumbents into a different district.

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Obama Fundraised For Democrats Off Of Government Shut Down Deadline

Six hours before President Barack Obama ordered government agencies to begin shutting down, the Democratic Party sent out a fundraising e-mail sign by the president:
When I make decisions, I think about people like you, and the millions of Americans just like you. I need partners in the Senate and House who share that focus. And tonight's fundraising deadline is crucial.

Chip in $3 or more before midnight tonight to support Democrats:



P.S. -- I know I asked a lot of you in 2012, and I can't tell you how grateful I am that you came through. But the upcoming elections are just as important for making our shared vision a reality. Chip in today.


MD Health Connection Website Experiencing Delays

It may not be a smooth start for many who are trying to enroll in the the federal healthcare exchanges that went live Tuesday.

For those who either don't have insurance or who might need to change their plans, the start of the six month enrollment might not happen immediately as the Maryland Health Connection is experiencing a delay on its website.

WBAL News has been checking into reports of problems with the Maryland website. 


**Traffic Advisory** Troopers on Scene of a Tractor Trailer Crash, Georgetown

**Traffic Advisory**

DSP News Release:  Troopers on Scene of a Tractor Trailer Crash, Georgetown

Location:  DuPont Boulevard southbound, south of Kruger Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence:   Wednesday October 2, 2013 at approximately 2:20 p.m.

Georgetown, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious tractor trailer crash on DuPont Boulevard (US113) southbound, south of Kruger Road.  Emergency apparatus and personnel are in the area and the southbound lanes are currently closed.  Commuters should seek alternate routes of travel.

Information into this incident will be released at a later time.

Obamacare Being Used To Woo Hispanics To Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is using ObamaCare in an attempt to woo Hispanic voters to their side and keep them as Democratic voters. In California, where Hispanics will outnumber whites next year, the effort being made is substantial. In Richmond, California, near San Francisco, the Hispanic percentage of the population is almost 40%, so those charged with selling ObamaCare to the public are targeting Hispanic voters in the area.
Community group representatives are targeting groceries, farmers’ markets, and job fairs across California. Shanti Jensen, who works for the Fresno-based California Health Collaborative, said she’s attended more than 20 events and spoken with roughly 400 people. California Health Collaborative received $940,000 from Covered California to sell ObamaCare’s virtues to uninsured women.


Mechanicsburg Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash

Editors Note: On April 14th 2013 SBYNews posted a video of Jeremy Anderson. This video went viral because of him being tasered by the Rehoboth Beach police.


SILVER SPRING TWP. — A woman faces vehicular homicide charges after police say she ran down and killed her boyfriend with a vehicle on Monday.

Esther Brubaker, 36, of the 100 block of Balfour Drive, was charged with felony homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury, after authorities say she struck and killed her boyfriend with a white Mercury Villager mini-van outside their home.


100 Unintended Consequences Of Obamacare

Companies, workers, retirees, students, and spouses all suffer from the law’s inflexible mandates.

Today, Obamacare’s October 1 launch date finally arrived. Ever since its passage, supporters of the law have made countless attempts to convince the American people of its viability, dismissing predictions of lost jobs, decreased hours, and rising costs, among others.

Yet from major corporations to local mom-and-pop shops, from entire states to tiny school districts, a wide range of companies and institutions have seen Obamacare’s negative impact on their workers, budgets, and production. Here are 100 examples of how Obamacare is falling short of what was promised.


SFD Calls For Service 10-1-13

  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 22:34:48 Nature: Emergency Unknown City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 19:42:37 Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 19:04:00 Nature: Delayed Ambulance Address: 334 Barclay St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 18:16:50 Nature: Abdominal Pain City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 18:12:41 Nature: Allergic Reaction City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 17:13:05 Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 15:23:27 Nature: Petroleum Spill Address: W Market St and camden St Salisbury, MD 21802
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 15:23:27 Nature: Assist Fire Department City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 15:23:25 Nature: Petroleum Spill Address: W Market St and camden St Salisbury, MD 21802
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 12:42:53 Nature: Delayed Ambulance Address: E College Ave and pierce Ave Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 12:05:46 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 10:49:25 Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 10:26:58 Nature: Unconscious Subject City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 09:46:55 Nature: Subject Fallen City: Salisbury
  • Tuesday October, 1 2013 @ 05:03:26 Nature: Allergic Reaction City: Salisbury

Six Of One - Obamacare vs. The Affordable Care Act

The Beltway Lies Of The Obamacare War

Pat Buchanan: It's the intransigence of 'Harry and Barry' that is leading to shutdown

“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” said Winston Churchill.

What is the truth behind the beltway lies about these crazy Republicans crashing our government?

Twice in the last week House Republicans have voted unanimously to fund the U.S. government.

If national polls are to be believed, those House Republicans are doing exactly what America wants. A majority of Americans oppose a government shutdown. And a majority oppose Obamacare.

Who, then, is preventing the government from being funded?

Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Neither will accept any continuing resolution that does not contain Obamacare. Both will shut down this city rather than accept any such CR.


House Fire Patient Goes Nuts,

Gun Laws Went Into Effect Yesterday As MD Restricts Gun Rights and NC Expands Them

Maryland and North Carolina are both neighbors of Virginia but while one state is trying to limit 2nd amendment rights as much as possible another is allowing its citizens to exercise those rights so the criminals are not the only ones with the guns. 

Maryland is imposing some of the strictest gun control in the country today, banning many of what they call “assault rifles”, and banning gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. 

HB 937 in North Carolina actually respects the constitutional rights of NC residents and takes away the power from the criminals, while allowing gun owners to protect themselves.
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Virginia Says It Will Crack Down On Oyster Poaching

Virginia’s public oyster season opens today, and authorities will be cracking down on what they call “an epidemic of poaching.”

The Virginia Marine Police will look for poachers by air, land and water, officials said Monday.
“We mean business. … Oyster poaching in Virginia will stop,” said marine police Chief Rick Lauderman.


A Round-Up Of The Police State Programs NOT Affected By A Government Shutdown

Like clockwork, we’ve ticked back to the annual government shutdown scare that invariably dominates news headlines and sends stocks seesawing for a few scant weeks until, at the very last moment, the nation is miraculously pulled from the brink of disaster. It’s always an entertaining show, with both Republicans and Democrats doing their best to one-up each other with heartbreaking anecdotes about the millions who will suffer in the event of a government shutdown and showy bravado over the need for greater fiscal stewardship, while conveniently failing to rein in two of the biggest drains on our budget—namely, the military and surveillance industrial complexes.

Image: TSA.

Indeed, while a government shutdown will inevitably impact everything from Head Start, and key welfare services to national museums and IRS audits, the one area not impacted in the least will be the police/surveillance state and its various militarized agencies, spying programs and personnel. Incredibly, although more than 800,000 government workers could find themselves without paychecks or with reduced (or for members of the military, delayed) paychecks, President Obama and Congress will still get paid on time.


EPA's 'Secret Agent' Con Man Pleads Guilty -- Then Pleads The Fifth

A high-ranking federal Environmental Protection Agency official who admitted to cheating the government out of nearly $1 million by pretending to be a secret agent, smugly refused to answer questions from lawmakers Tuesday, invoking the Fifth Amendment – even though he’s already pleaded guilty.

John Beale, who got himself a cushy four-day workweek for years by telling his bosses he had a one-day-per-week gig at the CIA, refused to answer even the most basic questions from Rep. Darryl Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Although Issa said his committee hauled Beale, 64, in not to “ridicule” him, but to ensure that the fraud he committed wasn’t being duplicated by other government employees, Beale calmly refused.


Obama: Transforming America

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” — Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

There certainly is no question that Barack Obama wants to change the United States. And there clearly is no doubt that such fundamental transformation is difficult, given our tripartite system of government — even though Obama entered office with large Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, an enthralled media, and a closely divided Supreme Court.

So to what degree, after nearly five years in office, has Obama succeeded in changing the United States?


Local Pastor Packs Pistol To Protect His Church

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

Government Shutdown Officials Closes Assateague National Seashore; ‘Significant Impact’ Reported

ASSATEAGUE — With the federal government shutting down at midnight, the impact is already being felt at Assateague Island National Seashore, which is now officially closed until further notice.

When the clock struck midnight without any progress on the impasse over the federal spending plan, driven largely by the divide over Obamacare, the federal government began a shutdown as expected early Tuesday. Federal facilities and offices all over the country are closed today, including Assateague Island National Seashore.

Late Monday, with no deal likely, Assateague Island National Seashore (AINS) officials were already planning for the pending shutdown, informing campers and other visitors they would have to leave and closing the barrier islands many facilities. AINS Chief of Interpretation and Education Rachelle Daigneault said late Monday the island began preparations for closure in advance of the pending shutdown.


Democrats Party At Hillary’s Swanky House As Government Shuts Down

WASHINGTON — While Washington, D.C. braced Monday evening for the federal government to shut down, Hillary Clinton hosted rich, connected, powerful Democrats at her swanky northwest D.C. home to raise money for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.


Winning $189 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Maryland

The only winning ticket for Tuesday night's $189 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Maryland, according to state lottery officials.

The ticket was purchased at the Dash In, a convenience store located at a Shell gas station in the 7800 block of Quarterfield Road in Severn in Anne Arundel County, lottery officials said.

The jackpot was worth $129.7 million in cash, and about $86 million after taxes, said Carole Everett, a state lottery spokeswoman. The winning numbers were 07, 10, 30, 37, 53, and the bonus ball was 01.

I Will Not Comply

Like most members of the Congress that passed it and, undoubtedly, the president of the United States who signed it, I have not read the entirety of the ill-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Yet there is one aspect concerning that legislation of which I am certain: I will not comply.
I will not comply because I am a free citizen of the United States, not a subject of its government. I consider non-compliance with this monstrosity and the tens of thousands of pages of regulations that are to be enforced by an unelected bureaucracy, and that have left a gigantic carbon footprint on our environment and the United States Constitution, a duty.
Non-compliance is my executive order, and that order reads in part that I do not recognize any government's claim on my action or inaction in the marketplace, nor upon any personal information I am unwilling to divulge.
I will not submit to a cabal who read George Orwell's 1984 not as a terrifying warning, but as an instruction manual. Nor will I submit to the dictates of those who attempt to trample the right of free speech of others in the halls of government who are warning us about the looming tyranny. I refer to those sons of liberty who, as Camus wrote, "are not all legitimate or to be admired. Those who applaud it only when it justifies their privileges and shout nothing but censorship when it threatens them are not on our side."


Tom Clancy, Author Of ‘Hunt for Red October’ And ‘Patriot Games,’ Dead At 66

According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Tom Clancy studied literature at the Loyola College in Baltimore and was originally an insurance salesman before becoming famous for writing technically detailed espionage and military science books.

He is responsible for best-selling books such as "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," and "The Sum of All Fears" — all of which were adapted into major Hollywood films.


Rand Paul: 'Goons' Blocked WWII Memorial

Baltimore County Schools Boss Admits Common Core Disaster

In a blunt letter to teachers and administrators on Monday, Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance admitted that his school district’s implementation of the national Common Core has been a nearly unmitigated disaster.

Throughout the first month of the school year, Baltimore County elementary school teachers have experienced a host of frustrating problems in their attempts to access the school language arts portion of the statewide curriculum, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Problems arose in August when district administrators foisted a glitch-filled computerized version of the curriculum onto teachers just before the school year began.


Obama Admin. Knew About WWII Veterans' Request, Rejected It

The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the Mississippi Republican told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Palazzo helped the veterans commit an act of civil disobedience against the Park Service Tuesday, when the heroes stormed through barricades around the closed memorial. (Related: WWII vets storm closed memorial as GOP congressman reportedly distracts cops)

The veterans were visiting the memorial as part of Honor Flight, a non-profit that provides veterans free transport to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials to the wars they fought in.


Small Business Owner Sues Obama Administration Over Employer Mandate Delay

The conservative-leaning public interest law firm Judicial Watch filed suit against the Obama administration Tuesday t challenging its decision to delay the employer mandate.

The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of Florida orthodontist Larry Kawa, argues that the delay harmed Kawa’s business. The plaintiffs claim that the government’s actions “exceeded the Obama administration’s statutory authority, is arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to the law, and is otherwise unlawful,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton announced at a Tuesday press conference.


More World War II Vets Planning To Storm Memorial Barricades

Arguably the most dramatic scene from the partial government shutdown on Tuesday was the group of "Honor Flight" veterans breaching the barriers to visit the national World War II memorial.

Two more groups of veterans are already planning to follow their comrades through the breach.

According to an Honor Flight volunteer, two groups of World War II veterans from Missouri and Kansas will arrive Wednesday morning to visit the memorial.


The Fraudsters Of DC

As I write this, it appears that the federal government is about to shut down because the House and Senate cannot agree on whether to add language defunding or delaying Obamacare to the “Continuing Resolution”. Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down the government) will not cause the country to collapse.

And the American people would benefit if Obamacare was defeated or even delayed.

Obamacare saddles the American health care system with new spending and mandates which will raise the price and lower the quality of health care. Denying funds to this program may give Congress time to replace this bill with free-market reforms that put patients andphysicians back in charge of health care. Defunding the bill before it becomes implemented can spare the American people from falling under the worst effects of this law.


Watch: Ann Arbor Bicyclist Crashes, Then Robbed By Passers-By

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Obamacare To Fund Abortions For Congress

Members of Congress and their staff members will be allowed to buy health plans on Obamacare health exchanges that pay for abortions, even though most of their premiums are picked up by the taxpayer, the Office of Personnel Management ruled Monday.

Federal law generally prevents taxpayer money being used to pay for abortions, but OPM said healthcare plans offered through the exchanges were private.

The agency also said it will make sure the money is segregated so the portion that pays for abortions comes out of the employees’ own contribution, which amounts to about a quarter of the premiums, The Washington Times reported.

"While plans with such coverage may be offered on an Exchange, OPM can and will take appropriate administrative steps to ensure that the cost of any such coverage purchased by a member of Congress or a congressional staffer from a designated [exchange] is accounted for and paid by the individual rather than from the government contribution, consistent with the general prohibition on federal funds being used for this purpose," the ruling stated.

Democrats applauded the ruling, saying it ensures equal access to abortions.

Government Workers Told Not To Work On "Any Projects, Tasks, Activities Or Respond To Emails Or Voicemails"

Dear government workers: welcome to the private sector. This is what it feels like to have job insecurity. For the past 7 hours, some 800,000 suddenly idle Federal workers received furlough notices but were told they will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down. Or, rather "work." As AP reports, various federal agencies said employees would be limited to doing work related to the shutdown, including changing voicemail messages, posting an out-of-office message on email, securing work stations and documents and completing time cards. At the Environmental Protection Agency, for example, employees were told they cannot work on "any projects, tasks, activities or respond to emails." The more cynical ones out there may ask: just how is that any change?

More on today's shutdown chronology from AP :
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it will close its offices at 1:30 p.m. Other agencies, such as the Labor Department, expect most employees to be gone by mid-day, but haven't set a specific time.

Once they head home, furloughed employees are under strict orders not to do any work. That means no sneaking glances at Blackberries or smart phones to check emails, no turning on laptop computers, no checking office voicemail, and no use of any other government-issued equipment.

Office managers are encouraging workers to leave government-issued cell phones and computers in a secure place at the office. Those employees who work from home may find it more difficult to break the habit of checking emails or looking at documents.


Fortune Magazine: DNC Owes $18.1 million

The Democratic National Committee is bleeding red ink, owing a total of $18.1 million to various creditors, Fortune magazine reported Monday.

The budget hole as of Aug. 10 compares with a cushy $12.5 million the Republican National Committee holds, Fortune said.

"They really thought they could get this money raised by the summer," Fortune quoted one unnamed senior strategist as saying.

WCSO Press Release 10-2-13

Incident: Possession of Heroin
Date of Incident: 27 September 2013
Location: 300 block of Mill Pond Lane, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Anthony W. Covey, 21, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 27 September 2013 at 3:45 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office located a wanted fugitive, Anthony Covey, in a parking lot of the Mill Pond Apartment Complex. Covey was wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Covey failed to appear back in August 2013 in a CDS Possession case. Upon arresting Covey, the deputy located four individually wrapped baggies of what was identified as Heroin in the pants pocket of Covey.  The deputy transported Covey to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Covey in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond on the Bench Warrant and an additional $10,000.00 bond on the Possession of Heroin charge.
Charges: Failure to Appear and Possession of Heroin
Covey, Anthony

Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 28 September 2013
Location: 5000 block of Peach Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Henry L. Appleby, 34, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 28 September 2013 at 6:06 AM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported domestic related disturbance at a residence in the 5000 block of Peach Street in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Henry Appleby engaged in an argument that culminated with an alleged assault perpetrated by Appleby against his live-in girlfriend. During the investigation, the deputy observed signs of injury on the girlfriend that corroborated this account.  The deputy placed Appleby under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Appleby on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree
Appleby, Henry

Incident: Child Support Warrants
Date of Incident: 20 September 2013
Location: Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 20 September 2013, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrested the following individuals on Circuit Court Body Attachments that had been issued in connection with Child Support Cases:
  1. Tay Labryant Johnson, 31, Salisbury, MD
  2. Tyrone Raymond Beauford, 42, Salisbury, MD
All subjects were detained on bond in the Detention Center pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.
Charges: Child Support Non-Compliance
Johnson, Tay
Beauford, Tyrone

Incident: Possession of Marijuana
Date of Incident: 28 September 2013
Location: 201 Long Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Eric Lee Harmon, 18, Hebron, MD
Narrative: On 28 September 2013 at 9:25 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office engaged two individuals in a vehicle in the parking lot of Wicomico Senior High School during the Homecoming dance. While speaking with the subjects, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana emanating from within their vehicle. A subsequent search revealed what the deputy identified as marijuana inside the one of the dashboard compartments. The operator of the vehicle, Eric Harmon, claimed ownership of the marijuana and was charged on a criminal citation.  The deputy released Harmon pending a future court date.
Charges: Possession of Marijuana

RCA Recording Artist 'Bush Hawg' Headlines Good Beer Festival

Festival Features Twelve Bands on Two Stages

The Good Beer Festival will return to Salisbury’s Pemberton Park on October 12 & 13 and boasts a weekend full of live entertainment – a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a little bit of everything in between.

National performers Bush Hawg will headline the Good Beer Festival’s main stage on Saturday, October 12 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Recently signed to RCA Records Nashville, Bush Hawg is a six-man country group who describe their music as “A blend of backwoods, blue collars, bar fights and bibles, wrapped in an American flag and washed down with whiskey. You'll feel as if you've just been pistol whipped, then given a keg of beer to help ease the pain.” The band’s recently released single “Crushin’” is making its way up the country music charts and attendees can catch it live at the Good Beer Festival, free with admission.

The festival’s full line-up has something for every musical taste, so come on out, sample great brews and take in some rock and roll, funk, alternative, blues, blue grass, pop, Americana, country… you name it, you’ll hear it at the Good Beer Festival.

Saturday, October 12

Main Stage
1:15pm - 2:30: Captain Blue's Grass Band
3:15pm - 4:30: Eastern Electric
5:15pm - 6:45: Bush Hawg

Bar Stage
12:30pm - 1:30: Lauren Ventura
2:30pm - 3:30: Chad Abernathy
4:30pm - 5:30: The Hot Meals

Sunday, October 13

Main Stage
1:15pm - 2:30: Rew Smith
3:15pm - 4:30: Children of A Vivid Eden
5:15pm - 6:30: Pressing Strings

Bar Stage
12:30pm - 1:30: Kevin Poole
2:30pm - 3:30: Mike Weyrauch
4:30pm - 5:30: John Emil

For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets in advance, visit

Dates & Info:
Saturday, October 12 / Sunday, October 13 from 12:30pm to 6:30pm

Pemberton Historical Park, Salisbury, MD

Available in Advance (Sold until Friday, October 11 at 6pm): One Day $25 / Two Day $40 / Non-Tasting Ticket One Day $5
At the Gate: One Day $35 / Non-Tasting Ticket $10

Faith Community Church Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5th (9AM to 3PM)
219 N. Division Street (Salisbury)

Please join the Faith Community family for a day of joy and friendship as we celebrate the Fall season. We will have food throughout the day including a bake table and The King Family's Famous Oyster Fritters. Inside the church will be a yard sale, silent auction, and a few small vendors such as T's Beads Glass Beaded Jewelry. There will also be music and speakers to provide entertainment in the sanctuary. Hope to see you there!!

August Jobs Numbers From The US Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Looks as though Wicomico residents are going to have to wait - as the BLS is temporarily shut down until Congress approves a budget.

This represents a special gift for Wicomico residents - as the previous two months were the worse on record for Wicomico County - (July's nos. - negative 1851, June's nos. - negative 1602). Maybe now that sequestration takes hold - Wicomico residents will get a sigh of relief.

Obamacare: Wrong In Practice, Wrong In Theory

President Obama admits that the new health-insurance exchanges are going to be buggy. He could hardly say otherwise. Small businesses won’t be able to shop online for at least a month. Some online marketplaces will be unable to verify whether applicants qualify for federal subsidies, so they are defaulting to the honor system. Some exchanges will lack the ability to calculate the size of those subsidies or Medicaid eligibility or both. Others are displaying misinformation about private insurance plans.

Meanwhile, a government audit found that key cybersecurity measures likely won’t be ready. The American Enterprise Institute’s Scott Gottlieb tells CNBC’s Larry Kudlow that “if there is one thing that could really put Obamacare in trouble, it’s going to be massive data-security breaches, and there is a real possibility for that.”