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Friday, March 28, 2014

Would You Like To Know WHY Crimes Aren't Getting Solved In Wicomico County

I have a key EYE WITNESS who just called me saying he saw this exact guy JUST BEFORE he robbed the Bank of Delmarva today.

I'll not get into every detail but get this. He called Crime Solvers and he said to me, are these local people Joe? I said, yes, absolutely. He then went on to tell me he was placed on hold for EIGHT minutes when he first called. He hung up and called back again. 

The woman asked him what town he was from and could you please spell Delmarva. ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Crime Solvers is now handled by an answering service!!!

The guy who robbed the Bank is actually on a BICYCLE. My Witness clearly saw his FACE. I'm going to stop right here because I can honestly say, this is BS! 

By the way, my Witness is a very well respected local business owner.

Police Brutality | Long Beach, CA

WARNING The violence in this video may be disturbing to some viewers

Police say it started with a fight over a beer can outside a liquor store. Suspect Porfirio Santos Lopez threw punches toward a group of men. The suspect's sister started crying when she saw her brother's bloodied face. He is now at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His family says he's suffering from broken bones, cuts, and a collapsed lung.

Check Out How This Vet Used The Bill Of Rights To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket

Nathan Cox received a letter in the mail last year that contained a picture of his vehicle and a traffic citation for speeding that was captured by a traffic camera in D.C.. However instead of simply paying the ticket and going about his business he fought back against the government, and he won.

There’s no question whether or not the vehicle in the picture is Cox’s and he doesn’t deny it. You can clearly see the license plate that says “ENDW4R” affixed to the same vehicle he drives, but what it didn’t show was him driving the vehicle so he cited the Bill of Rights in his response to the police.


AWFUL legislation taking place in Annapolis

Unbelievably, the "Bathroom Bill" looks like it is going to be pushed into law in Maryland, UNLESS WE CAN PERSUADE DELEGATES THIS WEEK.

At the start of this Legislative Session we did not believe that the far-left leadership would force this controversial bill onto Marylanders this year. Its passage out of committee just a few days ago was completely unexpected, seeing that this is an election year. However, we can use that fact to try to persuade the Delegates, who have yet to vote on this issue, that their votes on this shocking bill will be shown to their constituents.

The Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to pass SB 212 – the “Bathroom Bill” – a bill which would allow men to use women’s bathrooms and vice versa according to their “gender identity”. Now the bill is headed to the House of Delegates where it is highly likely to pass as well.

SB 212 defines “gender identity” as a “gender–related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth, which may be demonstrated by: (1) consistent and uniform assertion of the person’s gender identity; or (2) any other evidence that the gender identity is sincerely held as part of the person’s core identity.” In other words, if a boy decides he is a girl, he can use the girls' room if this bill becomes law.

Already, some grown men try to hide in women’s bathrooms to commit their crimes, as in the case of Frank F. Fuchs, a Missouri resident, who hid in public restroom stalls at least twice with a video camera, which he used to film occupants of nearby stalls. Under this bill Frank would be quite welcome to boldly walk into the ladies’ room where he could continue taping…or worse. All he has to do is claim he identifies as a woman.

Not only does this bill undermine our reasonable expectation of privacy in the bathroom, locker room, or shower room, it opens up women and girls to serious threats to their safety. Recently, a man visited the girls shower room at an Indianapolis YMCA on several occasions, according to Again, if this bill becomes law, he would be legally able to do the same thing in Maryland if he simply claims to identify as a woman.

Now that the Maryland Senate has actually passed this bill, the House of Delegates will hear the House version (HB 1265) of this bill in committee at 1pm today in the House Health and Government Operations (HGO) Committee.

In 2011, the House of Delegates passed a similar bill but it did not make it through the Senate. Now that this year’s bill has cleared the Senate, the chances of the "Bathroom Bill" passing the House are very high.

Here are some things that you can do to try to stop this dangerous bill:
Email all the committee members HERE – we’ve provided suggested language so all you have to do is click on the link, make it your own wording, and then send it.
Call your Delegate. Encourage them to vote against this unreasonable bill. Tell their office where you live and that you will be making sure that his or her vote will be broadcasted well before the election in your home area.
Testify at the hearing today in Annapolis at 1pm (you must be signed in by 12:45).We CAN work to try to stop this bill now. Please ask everyone who may care about this issue to contact their State Delegate today. It is an election year, and most Delegates will be very concerned about what you, their constituents, will tell their friends and neighbors.


Delegate Neil Parrott, Chairman


Yesterday afternoon SB 212 – the “Bathroom Bill” – passed the House of Delegates and is now headed to the governor for his signature. While we are very surprised and disappointed with the vote, it did not happen without a fight. You were a big part of that fight with your calls, emails, and prayers. Your efforts made a difference.

The good news is that we don’t have to accept this bill as law – there is another way to defeat this terrible bill. As with the laws that brought us in-state college tuition subsidies for illegal aliens, same-sex marriage, and gerrymandered congressional districts, we have the option of petitioning the “Bathroom Bill” to the ballot so that all Maryland voters can vote on it.

Do you want to take this bill to the ballot for a vote? Would you please take a few minutes to let us know what you want to do? We have prepared a very short survey that we hope you will fill out so we can know how you want for to proceed. We do not take the prospect of another petition drive lightly – a successful petition drive and subsequent campaign will take significant efforts from people all over the state.

Why a Middle School Was Ordered to Tear Down Its Brand-New Baseball Bleachers Will Likely Have Small-Gov’t Advocates Shaking Their Heads

The U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has forced a school in Michigan to tear down a brand-new set of bleachers for its boys’ varsity baseball team because the new seating is nicer than the girls’ softball bleachers.

The raised seating deck for the boys’ baseball team, which was paid for with money raised by parents, was put in place because fans who’d come to watch games at Plymouth High School in Canton, Mich., were having a hard time seeing the game through the chain-link fence WJBK-TV reported.

The parents installed the new bleachers themselves and even added a new scoreboard to the field, the station reported.

Westside Community Center to hold Community Yard Sale on April 26

Bivalve, Md. – The Westside Community Center will hold a giant spring community yard sale at Cedar Hill Park in Bivalve on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tables are available to sellers for $10 each. For more information or to reserve a table, contact C. R. Krauss at 410-873-2993 or

SPD Press Release On Bank Robbery 3-28-14

Savage Beating in High School Locker Room Leaves Teen’s Nose Detached From His Skull — and It’s All Caught on Terrifying Video

It was all over a pair of missing tennis shoes.

David Egan, 16, was confronted by another 16-year-old male student in their high school locker room apparently over the missing shoes — and then Egan was beaten so severely by the unnamed student that he needed reconstructive surgery to reattach his nose to his skull.

More that that, the Tuesday morning incident was recorded on three cellphones — and no one intervened; only a smattering of hoots and hollers from the gathered witnesses

SPD Press Release On Bomb Threat At The Mall 3-28-14

Three Texas Employees Charged in Alleged Welfare Fraud Scheme

41-year-old Irene Hernandez, 51-year-old Ester Sanchez, and 36-year-old Joleen Garcia of Edinburg, Texas were recently arrested in relation to an alleged food stamp fraud scheme, according to local reports. The three women allegedly took advantage of their status as employees at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct the scheme over a span of two years, according to a local Fox affiliate.

As advisers at the Texas HHSC, Hernandez, Sanchez, and Garcia would review and accept cases for individuals who wished to receive various government benefits, according to the report.



The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship.

“Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition-- and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday.

Health Care insurance navigator groups hosted an Obamacare enrollment fair on Tuesday in the Mexican Consulate’s Brownsville office, The Rio Grande Guardian reported last Friday, where Mexican nationals among others were counseled about enrolling in the ACA.


Obamacare Faces Judgment

This week, the courts are weighing it.

Obamacare was under assault from two directions this week in the courts. The Supreme Court heard theHobby Lobby religious-liberty case, a dispute over whether corporations could be forced to supply contraceptives as part of their health plans. But a far more serious threat to the heart of Obamacare — a challenge to the state exchanges through which subsidies to buy insurance are issued — played out in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom a few blocks away.

That threat has the administration very, very afraid. Now we know why Democrats were so eager to use the “nuclear option” that changed the minimum number of senators needed to confirm judges from a filibuster-proof 60 to a mere majority. The first use of the nuclear option was to confirm three judges to the D.C. Circuit,which would soon have to hear the challenge to the exchanges.


Nobel Peace Prize Auctioned For $1.16M In Maryland

A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize discovered at a South American pawn shop has been sold at auction in Baltimore for $1.16 million.

Brian Kendrella, president of New York-based Stack's Bowers Galleries, says the auction drew half a dozen bidders from six countries. The winning bidder Thursday was an individual collector from Asia who asked to remain anonymous.

The prize sold for a winning bid of $950,000 at auction, and an additional buyer's commission brought the final sale price to $1.16 million.


California state senator arrested in FBI sweep

(Reuters) - A prominent California lawmaker was arrested on Wednesday in an FBI sweep that netted 26 people, a high-profile case that could affect statewide elections and brings to three the number of Democratic state senators who face criminal charges this year.

Senator Leland Yee, a former San Francisco supervisor and one-time mayoral candidate, was criminally charged in federal court in San Francisco with two felony counts of conspiring to import and traffic in firearms, and six corruption counts.

Yee was released on $500,000 bond and declined to comment on the case.


Firefighter Was in the Middle of Helping a Woman During Medical Call When He Suddenly Found Himself in Handcuffs

A fireman in New Roads, La., was rendering aid to a woman during a medical call on Monday when a police officer ordered him to move his firetruck, which was parked on the side of the street with its flashing lights on. When he refused, the officer slapped handcuffs on him and detained him in the back of his police cruiser.

Now the State Fire Marshal’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident to determine if the cop violated laws designed to protect firefighters during emergencies.

The incident was captured on surveillance cameras at the New Roads Housing Authority. The fireman was detained in the police care for 22 minutes, according to the footage.


For Democrats, politicians in handcuffs point to image problems

Americans have low—exceedingly low—opinions about government. It’s supposed to stay out of their hair until needed, at which point it’s supposed to solve problems instantly. For the full range of American needs, government is supposed to provide only two things: competence and honor.

For Democrats who have long championed government as a force for social good, competence is perhaps the biggest potential victim of the rocky rollout of the Obamacare insurance program.

Millions of Americans will gain coverage under the plan—some enjoying insurance for the first time—but their voices have been drowned out by the months-long criticisms of websites that wouldn’t work, deadlines that had to be extended, exceptions that had to be made. (The most recent: Tuesday’s news that the supposedly firm March 31 sign-up deadline was actually a bit squishy, extended into April for people who have started the sign-up process by the end of this month.)


This Is the Exact Moment a 39-Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears for the Very First Time – and It’s Magical

A YouTube user, who identifies himself as Tremayne Crossley, uploaded a video on Wednesday that seemingly shows his deaf friend hearing for the very first time.

Joanne Milne, 39, reportedly suffers from Ushers syndrome and was born deaf. She recently had “bilateral cochlea implants” fitted, allowing her to hear sounds for the first time in her life.

The video, which was going viral on Thursday, apparently shows the exact moment the implants were turned on. Understandably, the woman was completely overwhelmed and broke down crying as she enjoyed something most people take for granted every day.


WOW, What A Week

Ladies & Gentlemen, from ALL of us here at Salisbury News, Welcome and Thank You.

For the past two months we have truly enjoyed incredible growth with Salisbury News. However, this week has proven to take us through the roof with numbers DOUBLE what we enjoyed since the beginning of the year.

What gives us such great pleasure out of what we do is when we see those numbers maintain days following, showing us that the new people coming here are returning on a daily basis.

Comments have been terrific too, in case you hadn't noticed and that, (to us) is very important. A Blog is about uniting the community and engaging in healthy debate. 

So again, welcome and thank you for joining our huge Family of viewers. We will have yet another 24 hour news day tomorrow and we hope all of you stay dry and enjoy this warmer weather this weekend.

A First Look At New Report On Crony Capitalism

One of the primary topics on this website since it was launched has been the extremely destructive and explosive rise of crony capitalism throughout the USA. It is crony capitalism, as opposed to free markets, that has led to the gross inequality in American society we have today. Cronyism for the super wealthy starts at the very top with the Federal Reserve System, which consists of topdown economic central planners who manipulate the money supply and hence interest rates for the benefit of the financial oligarch class. It then trickles down through lobbyist money into the halls of Washington D.C., and ultimately filters down to local governments and then the average person on the street gaming welfare or disability.

As such, we now live in a culture of corruption and theft that is pervasive throughout society. One thing that bothers me to no end is when fake Republicans focus their criticism on struggling people who need welfare or food stamps to survive. They have this absurd notion that the whole welfare system doesn’t start with the multinational corporations and Central Banks at the top. In reality, it is at the top where the cancer starts, and that’s where we should focus in order to achieve real change.


Untruthful and Untrustworthy Government

The massaging of critical data undermines our society.

Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust — not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics — doomed civilizations of the past, from imperial Rome to the former Soviet Union.

The United States can withstand the untruth of a particular presidential administration if the permanent government itself is honest. Dwight Eisenhower lied about the downed U-2 spy plane inside the Soviet Union. Almost nothing Richard Nixon said about Watergate was true. Intelligence reports of vast stockpiles of WMD in Iraq proved as accurate as Bill Clinton’s assertion that he never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.


Judge’s Verdict In Immigration Case Appealed

OCEAN CITY — Just two weeks after being sentenced to 18 months in prison for carrying out an alleged five-year scheme during which he assisted dozens of foreign nationals gain asylum in the U.S., an Ocean City man filed an appeal last week in U.S. District Court challenging his conviction and sentence.

On Feb. 26, U.S. District Court Judge James Brednar sentenced Gasim Manafov, 36, of Ocean City, to 18 months in federal prison followed by a year of supervised release for conspiring to commit immigration fraud. According to a plea agreement reached in December, from 2007 to 2012, Manafov conspired with other in assisting roughly 70 individuals in fraudulently applying for asylum benefits in the U.S. and received around $210,000 in return for his assistance in the process. Last week, Manafov, through his attorneys, filed an appeal in the U.S. District Court’s Fourth District in the hopes of appealing his conviction and later sentencing.

In many of the cases, Manafov provided foreign nationals on work visas in Ocean City and throughout the region with fake stories describing how the applicants’ families were hurt or killed in their native countries because of their political affiliations and helped them prove to U.S. authorities they would face the same fate if they were forced to go back to their homelands.

Brew River - Eastern Shore Idol

$1 Trillion Student Loan Debt Widens US Wealth Gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

Every payment toward their student loans is $900 Dr. Nida Degesys and her husband aren't putting in their retirement savings account.

They believe they'll eventually climb from debt and begin using their earnings to build assets rather than fill holes. But, like the roughly 37 million others in the U.S. saddled with $1 trillion in student debt, they may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.


Country Dock Party for Relay 4 Life

Salisbury Fire Department Members Conducted Training Exercises Today On Fire Boat

SFD members conducted training today on Fire Boat, in preparation for the upcoming boating season and the potential for accidents or injuries.

SFD Calls For Service 3-27-14

  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 22:05:39Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 18:14:11Nature: Pi Accident Address: N Salisbury Blvd and e North Pointe Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 13:34:39Nature: Difficulty Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 11:53:28Nature: Odor Investigation Address: 1527 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 11:44:18Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 11:24:59Nature: Pi Accident Address: 2012 N Salisbury Blvd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 11:24:53Nature: Pi Accident City: Salisbury
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 11:18:17Nature: Non Breathing City: Salisbury
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 09:24:31Nature: Seizure City: Salisbury
  • Thursday March, 27 2014 @ 00:55:14Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury

This Weekend at The Red Roost


Seaford Man Arrested for Heroin Possession After Short Pursuit

Location: Concord Road (SR20) and Oneals Road, Seaford, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday March 27, 2014 at approximately 7:05 p.m.

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:
Jarell Rodriguez, 23, Seaford, DE (Photo Attached)
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
Numerous other traffic related offenses

Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $69,800.00 cash bond.

Seaford, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man after he led troopers on a short pursuit and threw logs of heroin from his car window.

Whatever Happened to Probable Cause?

Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing the rights of all persons when the government is pursuing them is more specific than the Fourth Amendment. The linchpin of that specificity is the requirement that the government demonstrate probable cause to a judge as a precondition to the judge issuing a search warrant. The other specific requirement is identity: The government must identify whose property it wishes to search or whose behavior it wishes to monitor, because the Fourth Amendment requires that all warrants specifically describe the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized.

The principal reason for these requirements is the colonial revulsion over general warrants. A general warrant does not specifically describe the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized, and it is not based on the probable cause of criminal behavior of the person targeted by the government.


Maryland pulls an Underwood on ‘House of Cards’ -- with vote to seize property if cast leaves state

In a classic case of life imitating art, Maryland lawmakers made a cutthroat move against the "House of Cards" production team -- threatening to seize their property through eminent domain if they stop filming in the state.

The retaliatory step came after the Netflix original series said it might move to another state if Maryland didn't provide enough tax credits. Lawmakers, in threatening to seize their property, held no illusions about how the move could have come straight out of the playbook of Frank Underwood -- the lead character and merciless tactician who claws his way up the political ladder through whatever means necessary.

"I literally thought: What is an appropriate Frank Underwood response to a threat like this?" Delegate William Frick said, according to The Washington Post. "Eminent domain really struck me as the most dramatic response."


Hamas: We Must Slaughter the Jews

A Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament said in a recent televised address that Palestinian Muslims must either subdue or massacre the Jews, and that genuine, long-lasting peace with the infidels is not achievable.

Speaking on Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV, MP Yunis Al-Astal explained that in the Quran, Allah taught the Muslims that “they [the Jews] are the ones with whom you made a covenant, but they break their covenant every time.”

Seeking a solution to this conundrum, Al-Astal continued his reading of the Muslim scriptures, pointing out that Allah commanded his followers that should they “gain mastery over them [the Jews] in a war, use them to disperse those who follow them that they may remember.”


Hospitals Plot the End of Insurance Companies

The problems with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act may be masking another major change in the way health care is delivered to U.S. consumers, experts believe.

At The Atlantic's Health Care Forum in Washington on Thursday, health care and business professionals said that there’s an increasing trend in the industry toward cutting insurance companies out of the process entirely, as large, regional hospital systems move into the insurance business.


Court upholds men’s 6-month jail term for ‘sodomy’

A court in the United Arab Emirates has upheld a six month jail term handed to two men who are alleged to have had sex.

State-run newspaper The National is reporting that the Federal Supreme Court has upheld a sentence against the two men, who had previously been convicted of intentionally committing acts of ‘sodomy’.

According to the paper, the prosecution reports said there was ‘forensic evidence’ that the men had sex.

The unnamed men, who are both Muslim, told the court they contest the claims, and say they were coerced by police into confessing to the crime.


Not Just Britain! Babies Burned In U.S. Too

(Warning: This news report contains descriptions of abortionists’ disposal of aborted babies and may disturb some readers.)

Pro-life activists are horrified by reports of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies being burned to provide green energy in Great Britain, but they point out that lax standards in the United States don’t stop the same thing from happening here.

Reports out of Britain went viral this week, following the revelation that more than 15,000 aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated by some 27 different National Health Service trusts. Some facilities burned them as rubbish and others did so as part of a “waste-to-energy” program that generates power for heat.

Americans United for Life attorney Jeanneane Maxon said the discoveries are revolting and reveal some disturbing facts about our culture 

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ABC's Jon Karl to Obama: Did Romney Have a Point About Russia?

WBOC's New Knock Word, ASSult

Obamacare Navigators Helping People Enroll At Mexican Consulate

The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship.

“Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition-- and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday.


Local Woman Dies In Morning Accident On Route 50

The Dispatch
Local Woman Dies In Morning Accident On Route 50
Shawn J. Soper
News Editor
BERLIN -- A Berlin woman succumbed to injuries she received in a single-vehicle accident on Route 50 near Holly Grove Rd. in West Ocean City this morning.
Around 8:12 a.m. on Friday, Maryland State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on eastbound Route 50 just west of Holly Grove Rd. The investigation revealed the vehicle, driven by Melanie Eve Welton, 44, of Berlin, left the travel lanes of the roadway and struck a tree.
Welton was transported by ambulance to Atlantic General Hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. The MSP was assisted at the scene by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department.
The accident closed Route 50 in both directions for several hours throughout the morning on Friday. By 11 a.m., or roughly three hours after the crash, police were still on the scene.

Idaho Family Terrorized by Midnight Paramilitary Raid

David and Connie Johnson were asleep when they heard a noise Connie later described as the “walls caving in.” Seconds later their front door was forced open and two armored strangers burst into the two-room apartment the middle-aged couple share with their adult son, Aaron.

Several other assailants were clustered behind the two who had forced open the door. One of them was a female holding a leash that barely restrained a large, snarling dog. One of the intruders pointed as assault rifle at David’s head and threatened to shoot him. Another invader, a female, bellowed, “Put your hands up! This dog will bite you!”

David was seized and shackled. Connie and Aaron were also dragged from their home. Neighbors who were drawn by the commotion poked their heads out and were ordered to go back into their rooms.


Parents face assault charges in attack on students, adults at Philadelphia school

Police in Philadelphia are looking to arrest two parents who they say entered an elementary school and attacked ten students, two teachers and a police officer.

The parents, whose identities were not revealed, entered Jay Cooke Elementary on Tuesday with a teenager during an awards ceremony for honor students, school spokesman Fernando Gallard told the Philadelphia Daily News.

But instead of attending the assembly, the parents and the teen went to the third floor of the building and ignored a school police officer’s request to sign in, sparking a confrontation. Gallard said the parents admitted that they entered the school to fight two students, but did not elaborate.


Driver Gets 3 Years In Fatal Accident

SALISBURY — A Pennsylvania woman, convicted in December of criminally negligent manslaughter and other charges for the death of her 11-year-old daughter during a motor vehicle accident on the Route 13 bypass in Salisbury in August 2012, was sentenced last week to three years in jail.

According to police reports, Dobrzynski appeared impaired at the crash scene and remembered little about the wreck. She was also confused about where she was going and where she was coming from. At first, she told police she was heading from West Virginia to Pennsylvania. When questioned further, she told police she was heading to Ocean City.

The investigation revealed Dobrzynski was under the influence of at least four different prescription medicines including vicodin, oxycodone, Prozac and soma, a common muscle relaxer. Some of the medicines on which Dobrzynski was on at the time of the crash were discovered at the crash scene in their appropriate prescription bottles, while others were not.

Mayor of Charlotte arrested on public corruption charges

The mayor of Charlotte, N.C. -- the state's largest city and the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention -- resigned Wednesday hours after he was charged with federal public corruption and accused of taking bribes in an FBI sting.

City spokesman Keith Richardson said Mayor Patrick Cannon submitted his resignation letter Wednesday to the city manager and attorney.

The 47-year-old Cannon is accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with Charlotte.


Suburbs Growing, City Declining In Latest Census Estimates

Central Maryland is gaining at the expense of either end of the state plus Maryland's largest city.

The latest Census Bureau estimates show most of the state's population growth of 44,000 last year was in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties.

The city posted a net loss to the tune of more than 300 people who decided to move out. The loss is offset, however, if you consider the population increased by about 1,000 from April 2010 to July 1, 2013.

Most of the declines were in rural areas in western Maryland and the eastern shore. Allegany County had the biggest losses.

Accident On Route 50 In Berlin

Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News

The Dispatch
BREAKING NEWS: Accident On Route 50, Holly Grove Road
A vehicle is in the median on Route 50. Traffic not being permitted to pass through, being diverted through Wal-Mart lot eastbound and on service road westbound. Photo by Steve Green (cell)

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Reports Most Recent Arrest 3-28-14

Charles Edward Collins of Princess Anne was arrested 2-28-14 for driving on a revoked driver’s license, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and driving without a license. Collins was released on signatures pending court actions.

Leslie Lynn Benton of Wenona was arrested 3-2-14 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, and a stop lamp violation. Benton was released on signatures pending court actions.

Shaneka Carlisa Woolridge of Glenn Dale Maryland was arrested 3-2-14 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and driving in violation of license restrictions. Woolridge was released on citations pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of UMES Blvd, Princess Anne.

Critical WTE facts not reaching public

Frederick County government officials Commissioner Blaine Young and Special Projects Officer Mike Marschner continue to tell only part of the story about incinerator finances.

The complete truth is the county will pay the Authority for the bonds and the Authority will use our money to pay off the bonds.

County officials also do not discuss the system benefit charge that appears on residents’ real estate tax bills. The SBC is a significant source of funding for the incinerator. The incinerator in Montgomery County loses millions every year, which is made up by SBC payments from residents. The SBC payments cover about 70 percent of the cost of the Montgomery County incinerator.

They both assert that the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority is on the hook for the revenue bonds. This assertion is true. However, they both fail to mention the Energy Recovery Fee, which by contract obligates the county to pay the Authority for debt service, among other things. (Source: pages 11 and 12 of Energy Recovery Agreement, dated July 29, 2009, between Frederick County and the Authority.)



The last lines in the article above about Maryland waste authority mention a firm called wheelbrator who the authority has to pay.. I googled them and found they build incinerators all over the place and have paid millions in settlements for polluting the environment.


Crimea Open Golf Championship

Obamacare: Taxpayers in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion

"What the hell is this, a joke?” Speaker of the House John Boehner said in reaction to news this week that yet another “deadline” in the Affordable Care Act had been unilaterally delayed by the Obama administration. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is yes, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that the joke is on the American taxpayer.

Late Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services – which has taken to bragging about “enrollment” numbers that fall millions short of their original goals – announced that the March 31st deadline for open enrollment had become more of a guideline.

For those who could not navigate the troublesome web portal in time to meet the cutoff date for accessing approved plans, HHS would now keep the portal open and plans available for purchase, as long as users attested to the fact that they were “in line” for processing before the deadline. Since the announcement came almost a week before the deadline, that either suggests that it typically takes longer than that to complete an application, or that the website is more popular than a Lady Gaga concert.


Federal sources identify civilian who killed Sailor at Norfolk Naval Base

The civilian gunman accused of killing a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday night before being fatally shot is Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, the Navy announced on Thursday.

The Navy says Savage, 35, drove his 2002 Freightliner through Gate 5 just after 11 p.m. He then went to Pier 1 and left the truck and tried to get onto the USS Mahan.

He was stopped by security there and that’s when a struggle started. They say Savage disarmed a petty officer of the watch and Savage then used the weapon to kill Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo, 24. Savage was then shot and killed by other security forces on the scene.


Wicomico Names Teacher Of The Year Winner

SALISBURY — Lauren Monroe, a prekindergarten teacher at the Wicomico Early Learning Center (WELC) who dedicates herself to creating a successful start in school and life for her 4- and 5-year-old students, was honored as the 2014-2015 Wicomico Teacher of the Year at last week’s annual Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet at the Commons at Salisbury University.

Monroe’s nominator wrote that, “I have never seen a teacher be successful in leading young children [4-year-olds] in intensive inquiry projects until I met Lauren. She has taught her children independence and instilled confidence so they are safe to take risks and make mistakes as they learn. Her children are writing and they create their own artwork. Lauren instills in them a sense of ownership and power which frees them to achieve their full potential.”

The new Teacher of the Year began her year in style, arriving at the Wicomico Early Learning Center at 9:30 a.m. Friday chauffeured in a classic 1949 Buick provided for the occasion by Wicomico music teacher and auto enthusiast Buck Burton. She will be featured, along with this year’s three finalists and 21 semifinalists, in a “Working Together for Children” Teacher of the Year special airing soon on PAC 14.

House Dems push to increase pay for federal workers by 3.3 percent

A group of House Democrats have introduced legislation that would boost pay for all federal employees by 3.3 percent next year.

The bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and five other Democrats calls for an across-the-board pay raise for federal workers who, he says, have been "demonized and demoralized" by House Republicans.

"Not only has our federal workforce been demonized and demoralized by the constant attacks from the House majority and the Tea Party, over the last four years federal wages have lagged far behind the private sector and have even failed to keep up with the rate of inflation," Connolly said in a statement.


Delaware Least Dependent State on Federal Government

Delaware is the least dependent on the federal government of any state, according to a study from personal finance web site WalletHub.

It measured dependency by looking at return on taxes paid to the federal government, federal funding as a percentage of state revenue and the number of federal employees per capita.

Illinois came in second after Delaware, followed by Minnesota, New Jersey and Connecticut. Mississippi and New Mexico tied for the most dependent, followed by Alabama, Louisiana and Maine.


Thank God Its Friday 3-27-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

Bang, Bang?

New Delay Proves Obamacare Near Death

The Affordable Care Act is dead in the water — and President Barack Obama is responsible with his endless, illegal tweaks, according to Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."

"Obama is basically killing the individual mandate because of its unpopularity, basically killing the tax penalty because of its unpopularity," Kudlow told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.


House Approves Budget, Rejects Swipe At Common Core

The House of Delegates approved its version of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $38.7 billion budget Thursday by a vote of 100-38, but not before Republicans got in some licks about high taxes, Common Core and the lack of a vote on their own pay raises.

Every Democrat present and four Republicans voted for the budget, while 38 Republicans opposed the spending plan and the taxes that helped pay for it.

“We haven’t lightened the load on our fellow citizens,” said Del. Tony O’Donnell, R-Calvert.


With just five days left of open enrollment for Obamacare, 61% of uninsured people are unaware of the March 31 deadline to sign up for health care coverage, according to a Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. When those uninsured people are reminded of the March 31 deadline, 50% say they will still not obtain coverage.

Another key finding to the poll was that only 10% of Americans believe that Obamacare will make health care more affordable and control costs. What’s more, just 7% of those polled think that Obamacare will be good for the country.



(SYKESVILLE, MD) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will join Colonel Marcus L. Brown as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremonies of the 141st Trooper Candidate Class of the Maryland State Police. The class of 22 graduates has made a choice of public service which is vital to the safety and well being of this state.

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 four military veterans and three paramedics. Also in this class, there are three new troopers who are following in the footsteps of family members. The 141st Candidate Class raised nearly $1,000 during a fundraising event for Trooper Jacqueline Kline and over $5,000 for the Special Olympics Maryland during their training.

25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. 

Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion. The FDA did not name the one company that has not agreed to withdraw or revise its drugs.


Fatal self-defense shootings on rise in Detroit

Detroit— Criminals prowling for victims in Detroit are instead finding armed citizens willing to open fire.

A northwest Detroit homeowner on Tuesday fatally shot two men he said were trying to break into his west-side house.

If those shootings are ruled self-defense, they will bring to 10 the number of fatal self-defense shootings in the city since Jan. 1.


Why Can’t Obama Unilaterally End NSA Spying?

Since when has the President waited for Congressional authority to do anything?

Senator Rand Paul called out the president Tuesday, urging that if he were really serious about ending NSA bulk data collection, then he would do it immediately.

“The interesting thing is he unilaterally instituted this program without congressional authority,” Paul said on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends.

“Now he’s saying he has to wait for congressional authority to undo it. I think he could unilaterally stop the program if he were serious about it.” the Senator added.


MCE hosts Minority in Business Class

Best & Worst States to be a Taxpayer

Economic mobility – that is, our ability to climb the proverbial ladder – has a strong correlation to where we live. Children from Seattle whose families are in the 25thpercentile in terms of income, for example, end up at roughly the same economic stature as kids from the median family in Atlanta.

Why? State and local taxes. At least that’s what a group of Harvard and Berkeley researchers collaborating on The Equality of Opportunity Project have to say. They “found a significant correlation between both measures of mobility and local tax rates.”

Want to know which states have the most and least burdensome tax rates?

WalletHub analyzed how state and local tax rates compare to the national median in the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. We compared eight different types of taxation in order to determine: 1) Which states have the highest and lowest tax rates; 2) how those rates compare to the national median; 3) which states offer the best tax rates when adjusted by the cost-of-living index.

Our findings as well as information about the methodology we used to conduct this report can be found below.


Did You Know That $398,213 of Your Tax Dollars Are Being Spent Buying Condoms & Funding “Safe Sex” Seminars For Male Prostitutes in Mexico?

According to CNS News, the U.S. taxpayer-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) is making headlines today after researchers revealed tentative results from a program studying STD rates among male prostitutes in Mexico.

The study, known as, Conditional Economic Incentives to Reduce HIV Risks: A Pilot in Mexico, has cost American taxpayers $398,213 so far. It began in June of 2011 and is set to end in May of 2014.

The program gives hundreds of Mexican male prostitutes access to condoms and “safe sex” seminars. If the men report back to NIH officials over the course of 6 months, then 12 months without any new STDs or infections, they’re given monetary rewards.

Thus, U.S. tax dollars are being used to convince Mexican prostitutes to have “safe sex” with male and female clients in order to test the possible impact of condom use on contracting STDs and infections.

You can read more about the experiment in the complete article published by CNS News.