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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Georgetown Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Death Of Passenger

Location: County Seat Highway (SR9) west of Asbury Road, Georgetown, DE

Date of Occurrence: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:30 a.m.

Defendant/Charges/Bond Information: Victor Hugo-Martinez-21 of Georgetown, DE (photo not available at time of release)
Vehicular Homicide First Degree
Reckless Endangering First Degree (3 counts)
Vehicular Assault Second Degree (3 counts)
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Reckless Driving
Committed to SCI on $16,500 Cash Bond

Victims:
Jesus A. Diaz-19 of Georgetown, DE (Deceased)
19 year old male from Georgetown, DE (Treated and released minor injuries)
19 year female from Georgetown, DE (Treated and released minor injuries)
21 year old male from Georgetown, DE (Treated and released minor injuries)

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Georgetown-The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has charged a 21 year old Georgetown man with Vehicular Homicide and related charges in connection with the death of a 19 year old male from a motor vehicle crash that occurred early this morning west of Georgetown.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the crash occurred on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at approximately 2:30 a.m. as a 19 female was operating a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway (SR9). The Volkswagen was also occupied by a 21 year old male from Georgetown, seated in the front passenger seat. A 1997 Honda Civic being operated by Victor Hugo-Martinez-21 of Georgetown was following close behind the Volkswagen. The Honda was also occupied by a front seat passenger identified as Jesus A. Diaz-19 and a 19 year old male rear seat passenger, both of Georgetown.

As both vehicles were traveling eastbound on County Seat Highway, Hugo-Martinez operating the Honda Civic passed the Volkswagen at a high rate of speed on at least two occasions, and then slammed on the brakes causing the 19 year old female operator of the Volkswagen to swerve and brake excessively in order to avoid striking the rear of the Honda.

The Volkswagen then attempted to turn left onto Asbury Road in order to avoid the reckless driving of Hugo-Martinez. As the Volkswagen was attempting the left turn, the Honda entered the westbound lane of County Seat Highway at a high rate of speed in an attempt to again recklessly pass, and struck the rear of the Volkswagen. After the violent impact, the Volkswagen spun in a clockwise direction and traveled off of the south side of the roadway, striking several trees. The Honda Civic rotated counterclockwise and traveled off of the north side of the roadway, with the passenger side striking a utility pole with such force that the Honda was nearly sheared into two pieces.

Jesus A. Diaz-19 front seat passenger of the Honda Civic was not properly restrained and suffered multiple traumatic injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The 19 year old rear seat passenger was not properly restrained and was transported to Nanticoke Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

The 19 year old female operator of the Volkswagen was properly restrained and transported to Nanticoke Hospital where she was treated and released with multiple injuries. The 21 year old male front seat passenger of the Volkswagen was properly restrained and transported to Nanticoke Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Victor Hugo-Martinez-21 the operator of the Honda Civic was not properly restrained and was transported to the Nanticoke Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries into the custody of Troopers. After further investigation it was determined that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with the above crimes and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,500 Cash Bond.

Further investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident determined that Hugo-Martinez was the former boyfriend of the 19 year old female operator of the Volkswagen, and both had been separately attending a dance party at an establishment in Salisbury, MD where he had seen the 19 year old female in the company of another male at the establishment. It was also determined that both vehicles left the Salisbury, MD establishment at the same time in apparent attempt on Hugo-Martinez’s behalf to follow the 19 year old female back into Delaware.

The roadway was shutdown in both directions for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this crash.

The Long Ride Home From The Nelson Mandela Funderal


HOLIDAY BOOZERS BEWARE: THOSE RED AND BLUE LIGHTS ARE NOT MEANT FOR HOLIDAY

CHEER: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

(PIKESVILLE, MD)
— This holiday season troopers remind motorists if you decide to drink and drive, be ready for an alternate ride.

The Maryland State Police provides fair warning to all party goers this holiday season, urging motorists to make alternate plans before driving drunk. State troopers will be out in force, conducting various enforcement initiatives with a focus on impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers.

Data reveals the holiday season is a particularly dangerous time of year on the roads, due to the increased number of impaired drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 830 fatalities occurred last year during the holiday season alone. In Maryland, during the Christmas period from December 25 through December 29, there were 3 fatalities as a result of drunk driving.

“The holidays are a joyous time of the year, and troopers are going to make every effort to keep our roads safe for travelers heading to visit friends and family,” said Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent Maryland State Police. “There will be zero tolerance for impaired drivers on the road. If you choose to drink and drive, you will be arrested.”

Impaired drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver can cause a traffic crash that claims someone’s life, or their own.
Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and happy:

• Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.

• If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.

• If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation.

• Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

• If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.

The additional state police patrols coincide with the Maryland Highway Safety Office initiative “Towards Zero Deaths” and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiative “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. Overtime funding for additional patrols is provided by grants from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

STATE POLICE INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE INVESTIGATE INCIDENTS OF CHILD EXPLOITATION ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

The Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies around the state have received numerous complaints over the last few days involving sexually explicit photographs of juveniles being posted on Social Networking websites, specifically Instagram. As the lead agency of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the State Police Computer Crimes Section has been providing technical assistance into these investigations.

These latest images and videos have been posted on several different pages on the Instagram website. At this point, the images do not rise to the level of child pornography under Maryland law, however the Maryland State Police would like to urge the public to be aware of these issues and to report occurrences to Instagram’s Help Center at http://help.instagram.comor the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Cyber Tip Line athttp://www.cybertipline.com.

Additionally, the State Police suggests parents talk with their children and explain to them the possible repercussions and dangers of taking photographs of themselves in a sexually explicit manner and posting on the Internet. The following websites are a good resource for parents in steps to take to help protect children from being exploited on the Internet;www.netsmartz.org or www.ncmec.org.

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of 35 law enforcement agencies from around the state focused on preventing and investigating incidents of sexual child exploitation. A major part of the Task Force’s program is community outreach. Investigators travel around the state providing Internet Safety presentations to children, parents, schools, and community or church groups. If you would like to schedule such a presentation for your group or would like further information, you may email the State Police investigative unit atmsp.ccu@maryland.gov.

CONTACT: Sgt. Marc Black, Sr.
Office of Media Comm. - 410-653-4236
or through the HQ Duty Officer 410-653-4200

STATE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN CECIL COUNTY MURDER

(Elkton, MD) –Maryland State Police criminal investigators arrested a suspect today in connection with the Cecil County murder of Jane Kyle.

The accused is identified as Clarence McCall, 42, of the unit block of Pinder Avenue in Elkton. McCall was charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and motor vehicle theft. Troopers served the arrest warrant today shortly around 3:00 p.m. at Union Hospital in Elkton.

The victim is identified as McCall’s biological mother, Jane Kyle, 64, also of the unit block of Pinder Avenue in Elkton. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide. Autopsy results revealed Kyle suffered multiple stab wounds in the upper torso. Police believe McCall had been living with Kyle since the beginning of this year.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013, state police from the North East Barrack responded to the unit block of Pinder Avenue in Elkton after receiving a
9-1-1 call reporting a possible homicide. Upon arrival, Kyle was found lying on the bathroom floor of her residence, unresponsive, with obvious signs of trauma. Emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police had received several phone calls with reports of McCall running in and out of traffic the night of the incident. Police located McCall on Maryland route 272, near a hotel. When he was found, he appeared to have suffered some minor injuries and was behaving erratically. Subsequently, he was transported to Union Hospital for treatment, where he was later served the arrest warrant.

McCall had an initial appearance with a District Court Commissioner at his bedside today. He is being held without bond and is in the custody of the Cecil County Detention Center.

During the investigation, criminal investigators learned McCall had stolen his mother’s vehicle, an older model Ford F-150. Police later learned he had salvaged the vehicle at a nearby recycling center. The vehicle was seized and transported to the North East Barrack for processing.

Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded and processed the scene. State Police criminal investigators from the Homicide Unit continue the investigation with assistance from the Criminal Enforcement Division in North East.

NEW TROOPERS READY TO HIT THE ROAD

(SYKESVILLE, MD) –Colonel Marcus L. Brown will preside over the graduation of the 140th Trooper Candidate Class of the Maryland State Police. The class of 67 was the first class to elect a female class president in State Police history.

The trooper candidates have completed six months of training in a residential police academy that demands their very best, at all times. After graduation, each trooper will have to complete eight weeks of additional field training with an experienced trooper before they are able to patrol alone. Families, friends and fellow members of the Maryland State Police will be present at the graduation ceremony.

This class includes fourteen military veterans, six prior police officers and eight paramedics. Also in this class, there are nine new troopers who are following in the footsteps of family members. The 140th Candidate Class raised more than $8,500 for various charities by participating in multiple 5K runs throughout the state.

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Charlie Daniels to Piers Morgan: 'You Wouldn't Last Five Minutes' in the Duck Dynasty Swamps

NewsBusters guest contributor Charlie Daniels has had enough of CNN's Piers Morgan attacking Americans he doesn't agree with.

After Morgan said about Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson via Twitter Thursday, "[T]he 1st Amendment shouldn't protect vile bigots," Daniels scolded the arrogant Brit Friday with a series of tweets that began, "Piers Morgan why don't you go back to England and straighten it out before you try to change the United States of America":

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SFD Calls For Service 12-21-13

  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 23:47:16Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 23:18:50Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 22:08:43Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 21:08:18Nature: Sick SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 20:12:49Nature: StabbingAddress: 2213 Northwood Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 19:52:03Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 351 Deers Head Hospital Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 18:15:02Nature: Intoxicated SubjectCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 16:29:12Nature: Dumpster FireAddress: 408 Brookridge Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 15:03:43Nature: Back PainCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 14:09:01Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 13:25:13Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 12:34:26Nature: Subject FallenCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 11:37:59Nature: Chest PainCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 05:40:14Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday December, 21 2013 @ 02:25:12Nature: Unconscious SubjectCity: Salisbury

For What It's Worth, "My View"

Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Dynasty has been suspended by A&E for his beliefs against a gay lifestyle. 

"His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

While we have another article scheduled later this morning about the formalities of A&E's decision, it never ceases to amaze me just how scared these networks have become on this matter. 

Does A&E actually THINK a group of redneck hunters support a gay lifestyle? I could see them making the above statement/quote WITHOUT a suspension, no problem. I personally think the show is a bit stupid and dumbs down America, "but hey, Jack", it is what it is. 

First it was Dog The Bounty Hunter, then Paula Dean and now Phil Robertson. Just what did they expect when they hired on these people anyway? How's that queer eye for the straight guy working for you now, networks? I can assure you, Dog, Paula and Phil brought in a hell of a lot more viewers than that group of queers trying to tell other men how to shave, dress and cook.


Call A&E 

212-210-1400

A Viewer Writes: Amy Lynn Daniels


Hired at Dove Pointe as a child care assistant. 

Special needs children....???

Seriously???

Now GO HERE and see why
this viewer is questioning
this decision.

2 Stabbings In Salisbury Tonight? READ THE COMMENTS

Wicomico/ Salisbury/ 117 Washington St/ stabbing, domestic in progress, subject with a cut to the finger-42


Wicomico/ Salisbury/ Stabbing at Wawa 670 S Salisbury Blvd. Subject stabbed in the leg by two assailants. Assailants have left the scene.

Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News patient being transported to PRMC male subject two stab wounds to the leg 

A Viewer Sends: Driving Through Decorating Delmarva

"This is the festival of lights thing in Delmar at the race track DoNotGo. ..total ripoff bleak and depressing".

Viewer Gets Pulled Over By Fake Cop, BEWARE

SoOoOoOoo.... I got pulled over by a "fake" cop tonight. Poor crazy flake didn't know who he was stopping. Before it was all over I was questioning him, telling him about his illegal actions, and taking pictures of his car!!! He definitely didn't know what he was getting himself into trying to impersonate an officer to me.

By the way he drives a Hyundai with blue lights under his front grille. He has a cb style exterior speaker installed as well. I was approached in the Nanticoke Rd area near FoodLion. So ladies... Beware!! Don't pull over call the sheriffs dept!!


Originally published at 7:40 AM

JUST IN: The Robertson Family Offical Statement

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
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Dear A&E, Congratulations, You Just Committed Suicide

Dear A&E,

I read that you are indefinitely suspending Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty after he quoted the Bible and said that the homosexual act is sinful. I get it, guys. I do. You punished the Christian guy for being a Christian because you got some angry emails from a bunch of whiny gay activists who lack the spine and maturity to deal with the fact that there are still people out there who have the guts to articulate opinions that they find disagreeable. In so doing, you’ve kowtowed to a pushy minority of vocal bullies who don’t even watch your channel, while alienating the fan base of the one show that keeps your entire network afloat.

Makes sense.

You’ve got standards, after all. You wouldn’t want to be associated with tasteless and inappropriate things. The people on Duck Dynasty can’t be allowed to run around being all Christian-like. It might ruin the reputation of the network whose other shows include Hoarders and Intervention — programs that invite viewers to gawk at drug addicts and the mentally ill for their own amusement.
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Duck Dynasty Overnight Ratings – Marathon loses 6.4M viewers since last week!!

The overnight ratings are in for Duck Dynasty. One week ago, DD topped all of cable’s ratings with 8.885 million viewers. Last night, they free fell down the list to 2.521 million viewers.

That is a drop of 6.364 million viewers, or 71.6%.

Congratulations to everyone for restraint!
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MARYLAND TRIES TO RESTORE DWINDLING BAY GRASSES

ANNAPOLIS- Climate change and human pollution are reducing levels of grasses in the Chesapeake Bay, which are a crucial factor in restoring its health.

Bay grasses not only provide important habitats for wildlife, but experts are learning that healthy beds can be an important line of defense against severe coastal storms.

However, scientists are finding significant declines in the health and diversity of grasses found in the Chesapeake.
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HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 12-21-13

Christmas

Let me begin by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Even though the Christmas season has changed dramatically since I was enthralled by the prospect of the arrival of Santa Claus, everyone can still bring back the spirit of Christmas.

When I was in the second grade in 1950, St. Francis held a midnight Mass. Being one of the two smallest boys; I was one of the lead pair of acolytes in the Christmas procession that led to the altar. The adrenaline rush that got me up the aisle quickly wore off and I was just like any other seven-year old at that time of night. When we had finished marching up the aisle and were seated, I think I immediately fell asleep. I continued this ritual throughout my early years at St. Francis.

Christmas did not officially begin until well after Thanksgiving. It was about the second week of December that the stores started decorating and displaying their Christmas wares. The stores downtown all had fabulous merchandise. White and Leonard Drug Store had a toy display set up on the second floor. L. W. Gunby Hardware Store had a special “not-for-sale” Christmas display in their window that showed many antique toys.

The annual Salisbury Christmas parade was always on a Saturday and the route was always right up Main St. where the music of the bands would reverberate off the buildings. This was because the stores were prohibited from opening on Sunday, and the local merchants loved the fact that the parade brought many shoppers downtown to shop until they closed at 9 PM. The parade had bands from the local high schools and many floats from local organizations.. At the end of the parade was good ol’ St. Nick. We had one motorcycle in the Salisbury Police Department fleet at that time, and it was always ridden by Sgt. Paul Barnett. In time, he donned a red suit and became known as Sgt. Santa Claus.

Many organizations spent a lot of time on their floats, and the results were everything a young boy full of the season could ask for. It always seemed to instill in everyone a generous amount of Christmas cheer that carried over throughout the entire season.

Usually, the majority of presents were clothes that were sorely needed. But there was always that special large toy that I had been asking for since October. One year, my father and mother (Santa) got me a tin filling station. Years later, they admitted that putting it together after I went to bed was quite a task for my Pop. Now, he was a mechanical engineer, but I don’t think his work included tin filling stations. He was much better at the gas pumps at real filling stations. It was a great thrill when I raced downstairs on Christmas morning and saw it.

We were never the type of family that scrimped all year and went all out at Christmas. As I came into my years of having a car, I might get a set of tires in September along with a hearty “Merry Christmas”. My father’s brothers and sisters were all in Buffalo, and their package was always eagerly anticipated, because they always gave toys. Mom set up her nativity scene every year with the baby Jesus carefully missing until Christmas day, and we always had a real tree. The only outside lights we had was one string of Christmas lights around the front door. Early on, my parents didn’t put up the tree until my sister and I had gone to bed. That must have been a lot of work in a very short time. But, I’m sure the looks on our little faces as we came down the stairs on Christmas morning made it all worthwhile.

Christmas can still be a time of magic if you just remember why we are celebrating the occasion. No matter what the stores proclaim in their never-ending pursuit of the almighty dollar, we can still wish someone a “Merry Christmas”. If you have the proper spirit, nothing can diminish the joy you will feel at this very special time of the year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army Seeks Removal Of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Honors

The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

Nestled in rural Pennsylvania on the 500-acre Carlisle Barracks, the war college is conducting an inventory of all its paintings and photographs with an eye for rehanging them in historical themes to tell a particular Army story.

During the inventory, an unidentified official — not the commandant, Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III — asked the administration why the college honors two generals who fought against the United States, college spokeswoman Carol Kerr said. 

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Special Ops Vets Slam Military Benefit Cuts

Former members of U.S. special operations forces on Thursday demanded President Obama veto the budget bill Congress just passed, saying that the cuts to military retirement benefits — which even the bill’s authors now admit were a partial mistake — are an insult to veterans.

“As commander in chief, President Obama is the leader of the nation’s armed forces and he has a duty to protect the interests of all military members, both active and retired. He needs to veto the bill,” said Gary Stubblefield, a retired Navy SEAL Commander and chairman of Special Operations for America.

The new budget, which boosts spending in the short term in exchange for longer-term fee hikes and spending cuts, includes a provision that would reduce the cost-of-living adjustment for military retirees to 1 percent less than the rate of consumer inflation — and even reduces payments for veterans who were wounded in action.
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Next Governor Should Get 20% Pay Raise To $180,000, Commission Recommends

Maryland’s next governor would get a 20% pay raise to $180,000 a year under recommendations made Tuesday night by the Governor’s Salary Commission.

Four other statewide officials — the lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, state treasurer and secretary of state — would also get a 20% pay hike over the four years of their terms from 2015 to 2018.

All these “constitutional officers,” except for the lower paid secretary of state, would make $149,500 by 2018.
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Pope Spends His Birthday With The Homeless

The Pope turned 77 this week, but he didn't want an over-the-top birthday party. Although the Pontiff was given a cake by the children of the Vatican, he chose to celebrate his special day with local homeless people. The Pope's birthday cake was given to him by kids being treated at the Vatican's Pediatric Dispensary of Santa Marta, which treats some of the poorest children in Rome. Then, he invited four homeless men to come to mass, and share a meal with him in Vatican City. One of the four homeless men even brought his dog to the “family-style” breakfast, and the Pope's household staff was invited to join the small celebration. By dining with the sick and the homeless, Pope Francis has once again shocked the world by actually following biblical teachings.

Public To Weigh In On Proposed Wicomico Raises

SALISBURY – The Wicomico County Council voted to forward compensation increases for the county’s executive, council and sheriff’s position toward legislation to provide the opportunity for public input.

On Tuesday morning, the Wicomico County Council discussed the direction of compensation enhancements that were recommended to them last month by the Wicomico County Compensation and Allowance Commission.


The commission met three times during the summer and fall of 2013 to prepare recommendations regarding the compensation of the county executive, sheriff, council president, council vice president and council members. A few weeks ago, the commission presented a report that reflected significant disparities in a couple of the county official positions and seeks deep consideration for pay increases.
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The Man They Still Hate -- JESUS

The world has long since forgiven Julius Caesar. Nobody today finds Socrates or Cicero irritating. Few of us resent Alexander the Great or his tutor, Aristotle.

No, only one man in the ancient world is still hated after two millennia: Jesus Christ.

This does not in itself prove the divinity of Christ, but it does show that his words and example haven’t dated. They still have an amazing power to provoke hatred as well as adoration.

Of course the hatred of Christ usually pretends to be directed at side targets: St. Paul, the “institutional” Church, or, more vaguely, “organized religion” (as if religion would be all right if only it were a solitary activity). The cliché of the Christ-haters, including many “liberal” theologians, is that he was a “great moral teacher” who “never claimed divinity,” but that his “simple message of love” was “corrupted” by his followers.

But why would anyone want a man crucified for preaching an innocuous message of benevolence? Jesus was accused of blasphemy for equating himself with the Father: “I and the Father are one.” “No man comes to the Father but by me.” And if his claim were untrue, the charge of blasphemy would be fully justified.

People not only saw him after the Resurrection, many of them died under torture to bear witness to him. The martyrs were the principal human “media” of Christianity in its infancy, deeply impressing and finally converting others. Christ was “revealed” to the ancient world in the courageous love of his best disciples.

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INSANE VIDEO HAS PEOPLE ASKING: IF A WOMAN HITS A MAN, IS IT EVER OK FOR A MAN TO HIT BACK?

Here’s an explosive, expletive-filled confrontation between a woman and a man captured on video that has people from both genders debating if it’s ever acceptable for a man to retaliate in kind if he’s hit by a woman.

The woman in the clip is the clear aggressor (though it’s unclear what happened before the video), but rather than walking away the man stays put in the parking lot and continually tells the woman, “Get away from me!” and at times hits back:
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Editors Note: The videos contain a great deal of swearing and violence.  

SSA: Disability Recipients Soar, Funding Nearly Depleted Under Obama

The number of Americans receiving Social Security disability payments has increased 20 percent since President Barack Obama took office and the influx of new recipients has pushed the program close to insolvency.

The annual deficit in the Social Security Disability Trust Fund hit $31.49 billion in fiscal 2013 and the remaining balance of $100.49 billion in the fund will be depleted by 2016, the Social Security Administration predicts.

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Edward Snowden Is A Patriot

As a whistleblower of illegal government activity that was sanctioned and kept secret by the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government for years, he undertook great personal risk for the public good. And he has single-handedly reignited a global debate about the extent and nature of government surveillance and our most fundamental rights as individuals.

Monday’s court ruling declaring the NSA surveillance program unconstitutional highlights the irony of the government’s prosecution of Snowden. For more than 12 years, the ACLU has raised concerns about the massive changes occurring in our democracy: the rubber stamping of expansive surveillance powers by the judiciary, the clandestine nature of programs that invade the rights and lives of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight, and the quiet acquiescence of a public that believed that individuals had nothing to fear if they had done nothing wrong.

That was true until Snowden awakened the American people – and others across the globe – from complacent lethargy. For his actions, Snowden should be applauded, not vilified. He should be granted full immunity from prosecution. And he should be allowed to resume his life in the United States as a proud American citizen.

Let’s unpack the arguments that are surely rifling through many Americans’ minds as to why Edward Snowden should not be granted immunity and allowed to return home.

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Thank God Its Friday 12-20-13


What will you be doing this weekend?

Zero Herd Policy: Obama’s War On Wild Horses–Gone In 20 Years

This story seems like something from the 1800s. Since the 1970s, the federal government has balanced the rights of ranchers and railroads with those who enjoy the wild horse herds in the West. While there have been disputes on herd size and management, this story isn’t about that. The Obama Administration’s policy is one that find incredulous: U.S. policy is now aimed at zeroing out wild horse herd. It is one thing to manage them, but quite another to zero them out. While the focus of this article is on the Salt Wells group and the mistreatment that is currently underway, the White Mountain herd and the Great Divide Basin herd are also scheduled to be eliminated.

This is a planned extinction event.This is something your grandchildren will not see.

The wild herds will be no more. Your grandchildren will never see them, only read about them. The man who claimed to heal the oceans has waged war on wild horses in America’s West.

It is bad enough that the herds are being zeroed out. The treatment of the animals in the Spring Hills facility is just another sad chapter to this ongoing tale of how these iconic animals of the west were lost.

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Citing ‘Unfair System,’ Obama Commutes Sentences For 8 Crack Offenders

President Obama on Thursday commuted prison sentences for eight people convicted of crack cocaine offenses, including a cousin of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, one of the president’s staunchest supporters.

The president pardoned 13 others, surpassing in the fifth year of his presidency all the acts of clemency from his entire first term.

“I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.”
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DC Police: Re-Register Guns Or Pay Fine, Go To Jail

Beginning January 1, all Washington, D.C. gun owners are being required to re-register any guns that were registered "between 1976 and 2010." According to NBC Washington, this re-registration will take place every three years from this point forward.

Every three years, the Washington Metro Police Department (MPD) will send out forms requiring gun owners to verify that they "still live in the District and... still have your firearm." The penalties for not complying with re-registration range from "a $13 fee to a $1,000 fine and one year in jail."

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HOMELESS STUDENT POPULATION RISES IN MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK – Danny Lamont Jones seems like an average high schooler. He goes to class, and comes home and writes music when he can’t focus on his homework.

But for much of his high school career Jones, 18, wasn’t living like an average student. He attended four different high schools as he moved in and out of homes and shelters in Baltimore city. When he turned 12, he said, he moved into a shelter in for homeless teenagers.

“I had to make me own way from there,” said Jones, who now lives with his uncle.

Jones is one of thousands of students in Maryland who have experienced homelessness. The number of K-12 students identifying as homeless in U.S. public schools hit a record high 1.2 million during the 2011-2012 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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THE VIDEO OF A POLICE OFFICER BODY-SLAMMING AN ELDERLY WOMAN TO THE GROUND CAN BE HARD TO WATCH — BUT HERE’S WHY THE POLICE CHIEF IS DEFENDING IT

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India Retaliates Against US Over Diplomat Arrest, Removes Security Barriers At Embassy

The Indian government retaliated Tuesday against the United States for the recent arrest and strip search of an Indian envoy -- going so far as to remove the concrete barriers at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and, reportedly, demanding American diplomats return their ID cards.

The clash between the two supposed allies escalated rapidly on the heels of last week's arrest of Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, in New York. She was accused of submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper.

But Indian officials claimed she was arrested Thursday as she dropped off her daughter at school, kept in a cell with drug addicts before posting $250,000 bail, and strip-searched. The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Tuesday that she had been strip-searched. This treatment in particular fueled outrage in India, and contributed to the diplomatic stand-off on Tuesday.
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Railroad Jack's Photos from 1950's

Grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and ENJOY.

Railroad Jack's Photos from 1950's
In the still of the night 1957...If you remember the 1950's, you're gonna' love these photographs!
Lots of nice memories here. On the link below you will find several pages of these old-time photos.
Click the next page number at the bottom of each set of pictures to go on to the next set.
Note: If you "mouse-over" each picture a short description will pop up.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blast_of_the_past/
 
At least you can show your “Grand KIDs” what it was like back in “the good ole days.”

MSNBC HOST’S RADICAL IDEA: ‘EVERY NON-INCARCERATED ADULT CITIZEN GETS A MONTHLY CHECK FROM THE GOVERNMENT’

On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” co-host Krystal Ball suggested that the United States implement a minimum guaranteed income for every “non-incarcerated adult citizen.” The enormous entitlement program would “eliminate poverty” completely, Ball claimed.

Referencing protests occurring across the globe, the MSNBC host made her pitch for a “monthly minimum income” or a “mincome.” The free government money would not only solve poverty, but it would not create deincentives to work, she claimed.

“The basic concept is simple,” she said. “Every non-incarcerated adult citizen gets a monthly check from the government. Other safety net programs are jettisoned to pay for the mincome, and poverty is eliminated.”
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West OC Assault

DATE: December 18, 2013
CBI Case #: 13-0293
LOCATION: 12641 Ocean Gateway

CRIME: First Degree Assault

SUSPECT: Mark Lee Donoway Jr.
33 y/o, White Male
Salisbury, Maryland

Charges: Assault 1st Degree
Assault 2nd Degree
Theft Less Than $1,000
Multiple Traffic Violations

NARRATIVE: On December 10, 2013, the Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation were called to respond to the White Marlin Mall, 12641 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland, regarding an assault that had occurred. During the investigation, it was found that a member of loss prevention for one of the outlet stores had attempted to stop a shoplifter from fleeing the business. The suspect exited the store and was followed by the loss prevention employee.

The loss prevention employee attempted to convince the suspect to return items that he had taken from the store. The suspect refused and entered a vehicle, identified as a newer model lime green Kia Soul. The suspect fled the scene, striking the loss prevention employee with the vehicle in the process.

During the investigation, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation received numerous phone calls and tips regarding the identity of the suspect. Investigators were able to use the information obtained to positively identify the suspect as Mark Lee Donoway Jr.

Based upon the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained charging Donoway with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Theft, and multiple traffic violations. Donoway was apprehended in Wicomico County on December 16, 2013, by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Donoway was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered held on $100,000 bond.

Ocean City Sets Key Comfort Station Deadline; City Engineer: ‘It’s A Shame It Had To Get To This Point’

OCEAN CITY – The Town of Ocean City is at its wits end with the delay of the Caroline Street Comfort Station completion as the contractor is warned its performance bond will be called if the project is not substantially complete by the end of the week.

On Monday evening, City Manager David Recor presented an update of the Town of Ocean City’s Strategic Plan and the progress of the plan’s action items during the past year. One of those action items was the reconstruction and completion of the Caroline Street Comfort Station on the Boardwalk. As of Monday, more than a year after demolition of the former structure and construction was initiated, the project is not finished, despite earlier deadlines of Memorial Day weekend and then subsequent proposed completion dates passing.

“As you are all aware, it is significantly behind schedule due to weather delays and contractor performance,” Recor said. “I have spoken with the city engineer and we are prepared to and will call the bond this Friday.”

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Arctic Sea Ice Melted Less In 2013, But Climate Change Isn't Slowing, NOAA Says

More Arctic sea ice survived the summer months in 2013 than it did in 2012. Arctic temperatures did not soar quite as high, and the ice sheets did not retreat as much.

To the naked eye, it might seem climate change is slowing. But taking climate science in one-year chunks is not effective, because there is always year-to-year variability.

More important, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials, is looking at overall trends.
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City To Accept Funding For Emergency Shelters

Mayor James Ireton, Jr. is pleased to announce the acceptance of funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. This funding, in the amount of $93,258 will be utilized to provide funding to the following organizations:

Diakonia, Inc. $43,698
Village of Hope $23,780
Second Chance Help, Inc. $11,890
Samaritan Ministries, Inc. $13,890

Joe Biden Gropes Another Woman

Vice President Joe Biden continues to harass women the world over. Now it is White House Correspondent at The Hill, Amie Parnes, who posted a picture on her Facebook page showing the VP with his hands way too comfortably wrapped around her.

Apparently Biden does not know the universal rule of posing for a photo with a woman who is not your wife: simply stand next to her, arm HIGH on her shoulder, and maybe...no, that's about it.

The Daily Caller is responsible for surfacing this photo from a recent Christmas party. This is not the first time Biden has been awkward with women.

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Great Quote From Don Imus

“Nelson Mandela is a leader who Barack Obama should try to emulate. 

He could start by spending 27 years in prison.” -- Don Imus

16% Raise Recommended For Maryland Legislators Who Would Make $50,000 In 2018

Maryland legislators elected next year would see their salaries rise to $50,330 in 2018, a 16% raise over the next four years recommended Monday by the General Assembly Compensation Commission.

If the legislature accepts the recommendation, it would give the part-time lawmakers their first raise in eight years. Delegates and senators currently make $43,500.

The two presiding officers would also get a 16% pay hike over four years to $65,371 in 2018. The Senate president and House of Delegates speaker currently make $56,500.
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Vatican Chief Justice: Pro-Abortion Kerry, Pelosi Shouldn't Receive Communion

(CNSNews.com) – To deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians who are Catholic, such as Secretary of State John Kerry, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, “makes perfect sense” because it is a discipline that goes back to St. Paul, “the very first years of the Church,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis and now the chief justice at the Vatican’s highest court.

In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on Dec. 13, Cardinal Burke explained that it is necessary to protect the Sacrament, the Communion wafer offered at Masses, from “being profaned, being violated by someone receiving unworthily,” someone “who knows that he or she is unworthy and yet presumes to come forward and to take the Holy Eucharist.”

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Raising The Minimum Wage Would Hurt The People It's Supposed To Help

Hike the minimum wage. For politicians trying to show their concern for those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, it’s a simple solution. It’s catching on again, with several states and municipalities approving local hikes, and a proposal before Congress to hike it by an unprecedented amount, from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next two years.

Unfortunately, this seemingly obvious remedy is also a very bad idea, not only for the economy as a whole, but for the low-wage workers it is supposed to help.

Indeed, studies show that the latest congressional hike would likely eliminate some 300,000 jobs per year and lower our national economic output by more than $40 billion annually. Why? Because raising the cost of labor naturally makes it more expensive to hire, leading cash-strapped employers with no choice but to slow down or freeze hiring.

Those who blithely propose large minimum-wage increases are ignoring a basic economic truth: When you raise the cost of something, you slow down the rate at which people purchase it. They buy less. So an employer who might decide to hire another worker when the cost is relatively low will forgo that expense when it gets too high.

That, in turn, can be bad news for those who already work for that employer. He may have no choice but to work his other employees harder, when he could have taken a chance on an unskilled worker and given that individual a chance to prove himself and to move up.

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Gotta Love This

Even if you are the most powerful man in the world… if the wife says switch seats, you switch your seat…!!

Police Officer Body Slams Elderly Woman Onto Pavement

A police officer appeared to body slam an elderly woman face-first onto pavement after pulling her over for drunk driving.

Kathleen Mary Allegrone, 70, did in fact scream and try to resist the officer as he escorted her from her car to his police cruiser. But what happened next — and is preserved on video — shocked everyone.

The Glynn County, Ga., police officer lifted the woman into the air and threw her onto the street. The woman's face made a loud whack as it smashed against the concrete, according to the witness who recorded the incident with his cell phone.
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Legal Experts From Left To Right: D.C. Cops Murdered Woman

WASHINGTON — No one knows what was on Miriam Carey’s mind when the 34-year-old dental hygienist from Connecticut drove up to a White House barricade on a balmy and clear Thursday afternoon Oct. 3 before exiting the restricted area, provoking at least seven shots from police.

Police pursued the Infiniti driven by Carey, who had her 2-year-old daughter with her in the backseat. When she stopped her vehicle near a Senate office building, an unknown number of shots rang out – all fired by law enforcement – and the single mother was killed. Her infant daughter was uninjured.

Two-and-a-half months later, police have still not issued a report on exactly what happened in the incident that paralyzed Washington for a day. But legal experts from the left and right are now calling Carey’s death at the hands of police “murder.”
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"Saying Merry Christmas Is Worst Than Fornication Or Killing Someone" Islamic Scholar

3rd Stabbing In Salisbury?

  • Monday December, 16 2013 @ 00:10:02
    Nature:
     
    Stabbing
    Address:
     
    901 N Salisbury Blvd
                 
     
    Salisbury, MD 21801

State Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting With Suspect Wounded (Milford PD)

Location: 600 block of Milford Harrington Highway (SR14), Milford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Suspect/Charges: Roy D. Rhodes-58 of Milford, DE (no photo available at this time)
Aggravated Menacing
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Remains in custody of Troopers at Milford Memorial Hospital pending formal charges and arraignment when medically cleared.

Resume:
Milford-Delaware State Police Detectives have been requested by the Milford Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon which has left a 58 year old Milford, DE man in critical condition.

The following information outlines the initial investigation into an officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon west of Milford, DE which has left a 58 year old male of Milford, DE in critical condition

The incident occurred on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m. as Roy D. Rhodes-58 of Milford, DE was operating a 1998 Lincoln Town Car traveling westbound on Milford Harrington Highway when he crossed into the eastbound lane, into the path of an oncoming vehicle operated by a male driver. The eastbound vehicle was able to take evasive action and avoid a collision with the Lincoln. The Lincoln traveled off of the south edge of the roadway through several bushes and came to a stop in a private driveway located in the 600 block of Milford Harrington Highway. The male operator of the eastbound vehicle turned around and proceeded to exit his vehicle and approach the Lincoln to check on the welfare of Rhodes, who was seated in the driver’s seat. Rhodes was observed holding a knife to his own throat, and the male operator was able to reach through the window, taking the knife and disarming Rhodes. Rhodes then became agitated and combative and produced a handgun from the center console of the Lincoln. Rhodes then exited his vehicle with the handgun as a Milford Police Department Officer arrived on scene. The Officer ordered Rhodes multiple times to put the gun down, at which he did not comply and raised the handgun in the direction of the Officer. The Milford Police Department Officer discharged multiple rounds from his department issued weapon, striking Rhodes three times in the upper body and lower extremity. Both the knife and the handgun were recovered at the scene.

Rhodes was transported by ambulance to the Milford Memorial Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. Active warrants have been filed and he will be formally charged and arraigned when medically cleared.

There were no reported injuries to bystanders or the Milford Police Officer during this incident.

The Milford Police Officer involved in this incident is an 18 year veteran of the Milford Police Department. He has been placed on administrative duty as departmental policy, pending the outcome of the investigation. The Officer’s name will not be released at this time.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation at the request of the Milford Police Department. This is an active investigation with Detectives continuing their investigation, evidence processing, and interviews.

The 600 block of Milford Harrington Highway between Canterbury Road and Williamsville Road was closed to traffic for approximately 3 hours while the incident was investigated and processed.

Progressives Abusing Future Generations With Government Debt

The Federal government is now in the business of abusing children, and business is good.

Think about what Mr. Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are asking of our children. They are saddling them with $17 trillion in immediate debt and over $100 trillion in long term liabilities. They also want them to provide health care for the very people who buried them in this mountain of debt.

Talk about abuse!

How in the world can any leader in Washington D.C. look in the mirror and be comfortable with what is looking back? They should be ashamed enough to stop their wanton, wasteful spending and start cutting instead. Spending levels should be reduced to a point were we have to ask the minimum from our young people, which will still be a heck of a lot more than was asked from us.

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