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Monday, August 25, 2014

Former Marine Left With ‘Life-Threatening Injuries’ After Being Warned Restaurant Wasn’t a Safe Place for Whites: Witness

WEST POINT, Miss. (TheBlaze/AP) — The police chief in West Point, Mississippi, says he expects an arrest soon in what police are investigating as an aggravated assault that left Ralph Weems IV, a 32-year-old former Marine and Iraq war veteran, hospitalized with a brain injury.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from one of two restaurants where police were called early Saturday, Chief Tim Brinkley told The Associated Press on Monday. He said they’re also trying to find out why it took so long for anyone to call 911 about the fight outside the Huddle House

David Knighten of West Point says he and Weems, who also lives in the city of 12,300, apparently were followed to the Huddle House from a Waffle House where Weems had argued with other patrons.


'Race Hustlers' Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton Trying to 'Monetize' Ferguson Unrest

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) slammed "race hustlers" like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for trying to "monetize" the civil unrest in Ferguson and raise their profiles.

"They're race hustlers," King said this week on Iowa's WHO radio. "Tawana Brawley, the one who falsely accused rape that Al Sharpton made the beginnings of his career off of, he's never apologized for that." Jackson was reportedly booed when he asked for donations during a Ferguson rally.

"All the violence that was perpetrated in the name of a rape that never existed," King said, while speaking of Sharpton, who is reportedly the White House's man on the ground in Ferguson. "So, when people pit people against each other on the basis of race, Jan, that is a sin to do that. It costs lives in this country and it causes social unrest and it keeps this country from healing together."


Buchanan: Obama Will 'Set the Country Completely on Fire' with Executive Amnesty by Labor Day

On the Friday broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that President Obama would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants via executive order by Labor Day and that such an action would “set the country completely on fire.”

After Washington Examiner Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio argued that “Democrats could gain from Hispanic voters turning out, especially if the president decides to take key executive actions in this summer that would help Hispanics who are here in the country, perhaps living here illegally. That could boost popularity for the party,” Buchanan responded “executive amnesty will set the country completely on fire. I do agree, it might get out the Hispanic vote, but you will have red state Democrats denouncing the president for doing it, for engaging in unconstitutional action. It would be a tremendous firestorm which would really polarize the nation.”

At the end of the show, when asked for his predictions, Buchanan said “Barack Obama will do some kind of amnesty for the illegal aliens by Labor Day.”


Al Sharpton Rips ‘Policing’ At Brown Funeral

The Rev. Al Sharpton used his eulogy for slain 18-year-old Michael Brown to rip the conduct of local cops and to call for America to “deal with” the kind of policing that has plagued the Ferguson, Mo., community in the weeks since Brown’s death.

"America, it’s time to deal with policing,” Sharpton said Monday at funeral services for Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, addressing a crowd that included politicians, civil rights activists and celebrities, as well as many members of the Brown family. “We are not the haters, we’re the healers."

Sharpton has been a vocal activist against police brutality within the African-American community, and has been in Ferguson during the weeks following Brown’s death as protests broke out and sometimes turned violent. Sharpton was also among the thousands of protesters who marched against police brutality in Staten Island on Saturday.


Communities fight frackers in court


In a state wracked with clashes over its explosive expansion of fracking, residents of Lafayette, Colorado just outside Boulder, have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent the state of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) from taking away the town’s right to ban the practice....

The plaintiffs are ... represented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a Pennsylvania-based group that provides affordable representation to communities clashing with deep-pockets corporations. CELDF executive director Thomas Linzey said of the Lafayette lawsuit:

“The right to local, community self-government serves as the foundation for the American system of law. Yet the people’s right to self-governance has been routinely ignored by our elected representatives and overridden by the courts in favor of corporate rights. This class action lawsuit is merely the first of many by people across the United States whose constitutional rights to self-govern are routinely violated by state governments working in concert with the corporations that they ostensibly regulate. The people of Lafayette will not stand idly by as their rights are negotiated away by oil and gas corporations, and by their state government.”

-- From “Colorado Town Sues State, Gov. Hickenlooper, and COGA to Protect Right to Ban Fracking,” by Anastasia Pantsios, at this August 21, 2014 EcoWatch site:


In a dispute now before the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, a drilling company claims that Ohio House Bill 278, enacted in 2004, gives companies like itself more rights to pollute than the people of Broadview Heights have rights to protect their own environment and wellbeing:

“Just because something is law doesn’t mean it’s just or acceptable. There were laws that claimed women or blacks were property.

“The Declaration of Independence talks about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For most middle-class people, happiness is tied to their homes. If drilling devalues their homes, that is messing with their pursuit of happiness. Polluted air and soil violates people’s right to life.”

-- Tish O’Dell, Ohio resident and co-founder and director of Mothers Against Drilling In Our Neighborhoods, as quoted in “Energy companies challenge city bill of rights in court,” by Jon Huff, in the September 2014 BroadView Journal, published by ScripType Publishing, Richfield OH. The article is posted at this current Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund site:

Judge Simpkins Passed Away

The honorable Somerset County Circuit Court Judge Lloyd L. Simpkins died Sunday at 94. 

Perry Team Turns Mug Shot Into Fundraising Shirt

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not letting his mug shot get him down -- in fact, he's fundraising off it.

The governor's political action committee, RickPAC, has started selling $25 T-shirts with his mug shot, taken last week after his abuse-of-power indictment, plastered across the front.

The word "WANTED" is stamped in red on top of the photo.

Of course, there's a twist. Beneath the mug shot, in parentheses, it says, "For securing the border and defeating Democrats."


Hundreds of medical pros demand investigation into Pa. fracking

As Pennsylvania nurses, doctors and other health professionals we are very concerned about the recent allegations that the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) is obstructing attempts to investigate and remedy potential impacts from shale gas drilling in the Commonwealth....

-- The beginning of a letter from 405 prominent medical professionals sent to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett and other elected officials; a copy of the letter is posted along with the news article, "Doctors Want State Investigation Into Fracking Claims," by Joel Mathis, at this August 21, 2014 Philadelphia Magazine site:

“When it comes to fracking, the DOH has done little to prevent exposure or lead policy development.... The PA DOH does not provide accurate data to address the health needs of fracking communities, thereby hindering research, and permitting poor decisions to be made based on inaccurate information.”

-- Dr. Julie Becker, board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, as quoted in “Doctors Outraged By Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened by Drilling,” by Emily Atkin, at this August 20, 2014 Climate Progress site:

Worried About Date Rape? These Guys Have the Nail Polish for You

Many have spoken out against the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, and many others have spoken out against the booze-fueled party culture in which sexual assaults often take place and the “progressivism” that blurs distinctions between different kinds of assault.

While the pundits and policymakers debate the issue, four guys at North Carolina State University are doing something proactive (and unorthodox): inventing a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs.

As the Triangle Business Journal reported, the four undergraduate students started “Undercover Colors.”

They developed a prototype nail polish, which works like so: Dip your finger into your drink, and if someone has spiked it with date rape drugs, the nail polish will change colors.


Obama hatches plan to explode welfare

'They actually try to pull as many people onto the program as possible'

More than one-third of Americans are now receiving means-tested federal benefits, and Heritage Foundation analyst Rachel Sheffield says the Obama administration is planning to vastly increase spending on welfare and now measures the success of public assistance programs by the number of people signed up for benefits.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics showing nearly 110 million Americans lived in households receiving benefits from one or more welfare programs at the end of 2012. That amounts to roughly 35.4 percent of the population. The data show the programs with the most beneficiaries include Medicaid (nearly 83 million people), food stamps (more than 51 million) and the Women, Infants and Children program (22.5 million).

Sheffield said while the 2012 numbers do not represent a huge leap from recent reports, they do confirm the sheer size of U.S. public assistance expenditures.


How Else Can I Make You Mad Today?

Philly's first Spanish immersion preschool opening 2015

Filling a needed niche for families seeking a space for comprehensive bilingual early education, Philadelphia’s first Spanish immersion preschool is set to open January 2015.

The preschool aims to develop children into multicultural students with a staff of mostly native Spanish speakers with strong backgrounds in early childhood education. The school will teach through an all-Spanish curriculum that encourages learning through play, literacy, and math development.

Currently it will serve students 18 months to 4 years old. The project seeks to support total Spanish immersion that will allow a child to optimize his or her language learning potential.

“Research shows that students who study a second language score higher on average than their monolingual peers. Bilingualism can also benefit in the workplace. Research shows that bilingual workers earn, on average between 5 percent and 20 percent more than their monolingual counterparts,” states the school in its website.

The program also highlights the proven immediate cognitive advantages of multilingualism to help kids’ brains to work more efficiently. “For some families, it helps keep cultural and ethnic heritage alive; others are drawn to the promise of personal and professional opportunities in the future,” stated the educational institution.


“Kings Dominion Law” Still Reigns in Virginia

Kids in DC and Maryland are trudging back to school today, but for their peers in Virginia, summer vacation is still going. The Commonwealth’s students don’t start class until next week, thanks to the state’s powerful amusement-park lobby.

Virginia prohibits city and county school districts from starting class before Labor Day, thanks to a 1986 law designed to give an extra week’s worth of busy crowds to the state’s tourism industry, especially theme parks like Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens. Despite many attempts by some legislators to allow local school systems to set their own calendars, the law survives, largely thanks to regular donations from amusement park operators, giving the statute its nickname of the “Kings Dominion Law.”

Between 2001 and 2013, Kings Dominion gave $226,544 to candidates and political action committees around the state, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. The park is equally generous with free admission. Over the same period, it gave at least 324 free tickets—current face value $54—to lawmakers. (The actual number is much higher, as several finance reports did not disclose how many free tickets the park gave.) The roller-coaster lobby was even more prolific before Anheuser-Busch sold Busch Gardens. Between 2001 and 2009, when it dumped the Williamsburg amusement park, the beer giant gave nearly $1 million to Virginia lawmakers, political parties, and campaign funds, along with its share of free tickets.







First Meeting of the Delmarva Gun Rights Coalition

Welcome to the Delmarva Gun Rights Coalition, where we work for your 2nd amendment rights on Delmarva. We are hosting our first FREE meeting to all members and interested attendees. The first meeting of the Delmarva Gun Rights Coalition will take place at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce on 8/31/2014 at 11AM. Please obtain free tickets to attend. This will be our first organizational meeting in order to elect a board the next meeting. Please attend by clicking on the free ticket link so we can get a head count of those attending! This is a completely free event. In order to sign up for this event, just click below.

Another Motorcycle Accident: Fruitland Police Department Press Release

INCIDENT: Motor Vehicle Crash with Injuries

LOCATION: E. Cedar Ln. @ St. Lukes Rd.

CASE NO.: 2014-0958

CHARGES: Pending

SYNOPSIS: Officers responded for a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries involving a car and a motorcycle. The motorcycle operator was found to be trapped under the car. Officers, EMS and witnesses were able to elevate the vehicle off of the motorcycle operator and immediately began CPR. The motorcycle operator was transported to PRMC and stabilized for transport to The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and is currently in critical condition. The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the reconstruction portion of the investigation. The Fruitland Police Department would like to thank the citizens that stopped to assist at the crash scene and ask that other witnesses please contact the Fruitland Police Department at (410)548-2803. Neither drugs nor alcohol are known to be a factor at this point in the investigation. Charges are pending.

Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

Back To School

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Lost Dog 8-25-14

Good morning,

I was wondering if you could please post that our dog is missing. He is a 3 year old Dutch Shepard that answers to the name Vito. He is a very social dog but does not like small animals. He is on a special diet. Vito has been missing since 6 am this morning in the area of Shell Road in Delmar MD. I have attached a picture of him in case someone has seen him. Please help us find our dog. We can be reached at 443-614-4294 or 443-614-0650. Thank you so much for your help.

Foley Rescue Attempt Failed Because Obama ‘Dragged His Feet’

Obama doesn’t have the backbone to lead America.
Check it out:

Thursday morning, Shaffer appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ISIS execution of American journalist James Foley earlier this week.

He told me and co-host Brian Wilson that the recently revealed rescue attempt led by Special Forces earlier this summer failed because President Obama was slow to give the go-ahead:

I’m hearing from my friends in the Pentagon, they are giving him every single option way ahead of time. And let me give you a little secret here: The reason that raid into Syria failed to get Foley and those guys was because the president drug his feet. He waited too long, the intel got stale, and by the time we actually gave the “go” word it failed because we just didn’t react quick enough.


SFD Calls For Service 8-24-14

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Wealthy Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller Bills Taxpayers for Private Charter Flights

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller is one of the wealthiest U.S. senators, having a reported estimated worth north of $100 million. Nonetheless, he makes taxpayers pay for his private charter flights to West Virginia.

According to a Washington Examiner report, "Rockefeller's 32 trips in the past three years cost taxpayers $141,408 for the chartered aircraft." His travel costs, the outlet noted, is "greater than all but 11 senators," but "only four members of the Senate traveled home less frequently."

As the Examiner explained, "Rockefeller goes home less often than nearly every other member of Congress, yet his total travel costs are among the highest, all despite representing a state that on a clear day can almost be seen from the Capitol dome."


There's No Need For Our Veterans To Obtain Healthcare...

You know, the very people who risked and gave their lives to protect this Country, especially since our local Law Enforcement need to convert the military equipment to fit their wants and needs.

Our Soldiers can't even get Kevlar Vests to protect their lives, yet the SPD and WCSO have the need to request armored vehicles. Oh, and your Congress wants to outlaw Kevlar Vests for OUR own protection. 

I personally have a very close friend fighting cancer and is on dialysis, he is a military VETERAN. While recently hospitalized and extremely weak, the VA demanded he make a trip to Baltimore to fill his prescriptions. He was not strong enough to go so his Family had to pony up $800.00 to fill his prescriptions and they will NOT be reimbursed.

It makes me sick to my stomach that Law Enforcement is taking advantage of our Veterans. They should have to PAY for these vehicles and ALL of that funding to go directly to Veterans who actually TOOK ONE, or even their lives for even the local LE agencies. IF they had to PAY for it, how many of YOU think it would fly with the taxpayers?

Shame on ALL of them.  ANY American who votes for another politician who supports all of the above is a traitor. 

Police Continue to Violate Press Freedom in Ferguson


When Akron-based First Energy Corp. sought a $4.7 billion merger with Allegheny Energy, which serves Maryland customers through its Potomac Edison subsidiary, in February 2010, it received a taste of Martin O’Malley’s shakedown tactics.

As a condition of approval, the O’Malley controlled Maryland Public Service Commission, in January 2011 placed several conditions on the merger. One condition in particular mandated that First Energy assist in developing a Tier 1 renewable energy source capable of generating 13,000 megawatts.

In December 2010, Malcolm Woolf, head of the Maryland Energy Administration—appointed by O’Malley—testified before the Public Service Commission in favor of requiring First Energy to support a Tier 1 renewable energy project. It was the first time Woolf ever testified before the commission since O’Malley appointed him in 2007.


52 Ill-Informed Mayors Agree: The Comcast/TWC Merger Is Greatest Thing Ever

The gleaming USB drive that is Comcast HQ towers above the rest of the skyline here in Philadelphia, and the company is set to build another gleaming spire as a monument to its greatness right across the street. Just a few blocks away from the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider sits Mayor Michael “Why do people always laugh at my last name?” Nutter, who recently rounded up a bunch of other mayors to tell the FCC how awesome Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable would be. Of course, missing from that list of mayors were the leaders of New York City and Los Angeles, the two cities that would be most affected by the deal.

The letter [nutterlovescomcast], signed by Nutter and 51 other mayors around the country, praises the merger as a way for current Time Warner Cable markets to benefit from “increased network investment, faster Internet speeds, improved video options and leading community development programs.”

What the mayors fail to acknowledge is that there is absolutely no reason that Time Warner Cable couldn’t make these improvements on its own; it is the largest operator in the nation’s two biggest markets (NYC and L.A.) and has millions of subscribers who pay huge bills every month. TWC is not some scrappy startup that needs a deep-pocketed investor or some rickety old dinosaur that needs saving. It has merely profited by charging top dollar for bottom-dollar service.


Robin Williams as the American Flag

Missouri Dems: Rand Paul Was Right — Ferguson Looked Like Fallujah

Sen. Rand Paul was right about the dangers of militarizing local police, two Missouri Democratic lawmakers concede.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday at the Pentagon to urge cutting back a program that gives military hardware to local police, said strife-torn Ferguson, Missouri, reminds him of a war zone.

"It looked like Fallujah. It looked like the Iraqi war," he told The Hill.

"Rand Paul was right. He talked about how we cannot militarize our cities. That's what it looked like. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I grew up in the South during the civil rights days."

In his column for, Paul wrote "nowadays, police are looking, and acting, more like soldiers than cops, with bad consequences. And those who suffer the consequences are usually innocent civilians."


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Kidnap couple used a puppy to lure Amish sisters into their car and planned to keep the girls as slaves chained to a bed, court hears

A woman who admitted to kidnapping two Amish girls with her boyfriend says they were on a 'shopping trip' for slaves.

The details of the girls', aged 7 and 12, abduction was further revealed in a hearing Thursday for Nicole Vaisey in St Lawrence County, NY court.

Vaisey turned herself into police last week after she and boyfriend Stephen Howells Jr kidnapped the two Amish girls from their family farm near Oswegatchie, New York - luring them to a parked car with a puppy.


SPD Press Release 8-25-14

MSP Press Release 8-25-14 (Princess Anne Barrack)

BARRACK “X” Princess Anne
30581 Perry Rd
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853
(443)-260-3700 FAX (443)-260-3764

CASE # 14-MSP-026347
DATE: 08/25/2014
LOCATION: Hood Road, Westover, Maryland
INCIDENT: Burglary

NARRATIVE: The Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack is currently conducting a burglary investigation that occurred on Hood Road, Westover, Maryland. Preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown suspect entered the garage of the victim and stole numerous items to include a Cub Cadet lawn mower, EZ-Go Golf Cart, Craftsman power washer, Craftsman chainsaw, Ingersoll-Rand air compressor, and a battery charger. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Tfc. Laird at 443-260-3736. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the MSP tip line at 443-260-3737.
Commander: Lt. K. J. Plunkert
Assistant Commander: 1/Sgt. D. Dalfonso

MSP Princess Anne Press Release

LOCATION: Hood Road, Westover, Maryland

INCIDENT: Burglary

NARRATIVE: The Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack is currently conducting a burglary investigation that occurred on Hood Road, Westover, Maryland. Preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown suspect entered the garage of the victim and stole numerous items to include a Cub Cadet lawn mower, EZ-Go Golf Cart, Craftsman power washer, Craftsman chainsaw, Ingersoll-Rand air compressor, and a battery charger. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Tfc. Laird at 443-260-3736. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the MSP tip line at 443-260-3737.

Maryland Rejects CareFirst's Proposed Steep Rate Hikes

The state of Maryland has taken a huge chunk out of sharp premium hikes proposed earlier this year by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

CareFirst will only be able to raise rates for 2015 individual health insurance plans by averages of between 9.8 percent and 16.2 percent, the Maryland Insurance Administration said Friday. CareFirst, the region's dominant insurer, had requested rate hikes ranging between 22.8 percent and 30.2 percent.

The insurance administration released premium rates approved for individual health insurance plans to be offered in the state with coverage starting Jan. 1. Insurers submitted requests to change rates earlier this year, which state actuaries then reviewed. Insurance Commissioner Therese Goldsmith also considered public comments and analyzed how premium changes will affect consumers before approving or modifying requested rates.


Maybe This Beheading Will Get Obama's Attention

BREAKING NEWS: Fort Lee on lockdown after reports of an active shooter

An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.

According to Fort Lee's verified Twitter account, the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols.

The incident was reported at the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, building 5020, according to officials.

No other details were immediately available.


See Why Even The NY Times Says Obama Has Burned Nearly All Of His Bridges

It seems Obama is quickly losing favor across the United States, even with those closest to him. The New York Times published two pieces this week claiming the President’s circle of friends is shrinking. His solitary nature isn’t winning any points with anyone.

Howard Kurtz analyzes the hidden meaning behind the public’s criticism of Obama’s apparent obsession with golf and vacations rather than performing the job he was elected for.


The Wane of Government by Consent

Ferguson shows us what happens when people distrust their leaders.

The mathematics of civil disobedience has always been pretty straightforward: As Mohandas Gandhi pointed out to the raj, 100,000 government officials cannot control 350 million citizens if the citizens do not cooperate. There are not enough police in St. Louis County to control the people who do not wish to be controlled by the police in St. Louis County, as least as currently constituted. There are two ways to govern: By consent or by terror. In the United States, we govern by consent.


We spend altogether too much time talking about sentiment, e.g., polling Americans about whether they feel that the laws of economics apply in any given situation, as though their feelings were relevant to it. But there are occasions upon which sentiment must be considered, and considered seriously. One is the matter of public confidence in institutions, and the other is in the very serious business of consent.


ACLU joins Klayman in fight over NSA spy programs

'Call records intimate portraits of the lives of millions of Americans'

A legal challenge to the National Security Agency’s program of spying on Americans has received the support of two privacy-rights heavyweights, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a columnist for WND, previously obtained a stunning preliminary ruling by a district court judge that the NSA surveillance likely is unconstitutional.

The case has been advanced to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the two organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the district court ruling.

“The call records collected by the government are not just metadata – they are intimate portraits of the lives of millions of Americans,” the brief states.

The data, it says, “reveals political affiliation, religious practices and peoples’ most intimate associations.”


'You have no respect for who I am': Don Lemon's CNN interview with Talib Kweli in Ferguson ends in farce as they descend into bickering

An interview in Ferguson, Missouri, between rapper Talib Kweli and CNN host Don Lemon almost ended in a storm-off by Kweli on live television.

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson has been widely reported on by national media in the days and weeks since Brown's death.

Kweli appeared with anchor Don Lemon live on the scene and criticized the media's coverage of events - including Lemon's own network CNN.


Bradley Victims Close To Receiving Funds

Nearly two years after a class-action lawsuit against convicted pedophile Earl Bradley and Beebe Medical Center was settled, victims of Bradley’s crimes are close to receiving $89 million that had been rewarded to them.

A hearing will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the Court of Chancery in Wilmington to formally approve the distribution plan. Attorneys for Bradley’s victims are in the process of sending letters to their clients notifying them of the settlement.

Attorney Bruce Hudson said the structure was meant to allow victims to get their money in a protected way. He called the plan a good deal for victims in the higher classes, those who Bradley abused most severely, in that the settlement money has earned and will continue to earn interest. Hudson said there is a provision in the settlement that allows victims to access the funds for emergency medical care before the formal distribution of funds.


Obama must eradicate ISIS NOW - or pay the price later

Top Marine general says militants must be stamped out immediately, as Hagel admits they could become more dangerous than Al Qaeda

A top Marine general has warned that President Obama must use the might of the U.S. military to ‘eradicate’ ISIS now – or risk paying the price later with more attacks on the West.

General John Allen, who led international forces in Afghanistan, warned that if ISIS is allowed to build a stable base of power in Iraq and Syria it will be able mount more attacks on Americans and American interests.

He spoke out in DefenseOne, days after the brutal execution of James Foley – and on the day Chuck Hagel admitted that the threat from ISIS could surpass even that posed by Al Qaeda.


Summer Vacation, Is It Over Or Just Beginning?

Based on yesterdays temperatures in Ocean City you'd think we were in late September but for some of us, summer vacation starts today.

While we wrapped things up yesterday by bringing in a bunch of crabs and steaming them, our Grandson had the perfect chance to go out and fly his kite. 

School starts today, YAHOO! Quite frankly, this means my summer starts today. Granted, we had an absolute BLAST all summer but now I need a vacation.  

A Letter To The Editor: Anti Common Core

Below is an email that I sent the members of the Worcester County School Board on 8/21/14.

Fran Gebhart - Berlin, Md

Thought this may be helpful to use as a Anti­Common Core Template.

WHEREAS the Board of Education of Worcester County Public Schools, wish to express their concern regarding the development, selection, and implementation of both the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Assessment Program.

WHEREAS the Board of Education is concerned with:

1. The increasing encroachment of the Federal Government on education issues at the State and local level.

2. The lack of local control over the development of standards and the selection of assessments that meet the needs and expectations of the local community.

3. The high costs associated with the PARCC assessment particularly associated with the need for new technology infrastructure and hardware.

4. The amount of instructional time lost to excessive assessment practices associated with the administration of PARCC assessments.

5. Continued unfunded mandates from the State of Maryland which are unduly burdensome on the taxpayers of Worcester County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education 0f Worcester County, request that elected State officials carefully review, question, and oppose legislation that provides further appropriations for the development, implementation, field testing, or administration of the Common Core Standards and the PARCC assessment program by supporting the implementation of State Standards and Assessments that are TESTED, PROVEN and EFFECTIVE.


(EAST NEW MARKET, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are in the early stages of an investigation into the suspicious death of an unidentified person whose decomposed remains were found today in a rural area of Dorchester County.

The remains of the person have not been identified. Investigators will await forensic examination from experts at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will attempt to determine the sex, age, race, and identity of the remains, as well as a cause and manner of death. The preliminary investigation indicates the person may have been dead less than six months. 

Just before noon today, the Dorchester County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call about human remains being found in a wooded area on Red Hill Road, about one-quarter mile west of Linkwood Road, in East New Market, Md. Deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded and found the human remains in what appeared to be a shallow grave. The Dorchester County Sheriff requested Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators respond and assume the investigation, with the assistance of sheriff’s deputies and detectives. 

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded, as did investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. State Police crime scene technicians responded to conduct a forensic excavation of the site. 

Investigators learned the remains had been found by a person with a crop damage permit to hunt on the property. He came upon the remains in the woods not far from a soybean field. 

Police investigators and crime scene technicians spent the day processing the scene and collecting evidence. The Dorchester County State’s Attorney was notified and responded to the scene to assist investigators with the investigation. 

The remains are being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Investigators are contacting police departments throughout the region to identify reports of missing persons from the area. The investigation is continuing.

I Don't Always Drink Beer, But When I do, I Really Don't Care What Kind

Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs

County Roads Chip Seal Project List

Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and the Department of Public Works – Roads Division announce the beginning of Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST) road maintenance on Monday, August 25, 2014. The entire project is approximately 85 miles of road to which BST or chip seal will be applied.

Although basically the same as what many know as ‘Tar & Chip,’ this design is a higher quality version of that treatment intended to provide a uniform wearing surface and extend the life of roads.

A contract for this work was awarded to American Paving Fabrics. The contractors expect to complete up to three miles per day, weather permitting. The full list of roads can be found on the County’s website:

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Wicomico County DPW – Roads Division at 410-548-4872. Wicomico County reminds drivers to use caution and consider workers safety when driving through a construction zone.
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The full list of roads can be found on the County’s website:

WCSO Press Releases - August 22, 2014

Incident: Fugitive

Date of Incident: 20 August 2014

Location: Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Mindy Ruth Smith, 27, Willards, MD

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Narrative: On 20 August 2014 at 4:33 PM a deputy arrested Mindy Smith on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after she failed to appear for a jury trial in a CDS Distribution case.

Following arrest, Smith was detained without bond in the Detention Center pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.  

Charges: Failure to Appear


Incident: Fugitive

Date of Incident: 20 August 2014

Location: Salisbury Blvd. at Dover Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: 1. Daniel Thomas Johnson, 36, Elkridge, MD

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               2. Faye June Harrison, 42, Greensboro, MD

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Narrative: On 20 August 2014 at 11:00 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Daniel Johnson for an equipment violation. During the stop, the deputy discovered that the registration on Johnson’s vehicle had been suspended. The deputy also discovered three outstanding bench warrants for Johnson’s arrest for failing to appear for three separate driving suspended cases.

During the traffic stop, the deputy conducted a query on Johnson’s passenger, Faye Harrison, and learned that she was a wanted fugitive from the State of Delaware.

The deputy arrested both Johnson and Harrison and transported them to the Central Booking where they were both processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Johnson was detained on a bond of $40,000.00 while Harrison was detained without bond pending extradition back to Delaware.

Charges: Failure to Appear


Incident: Fugitive from the State of Florida

Date of Incident: 21 August 2014

Location: 9000 block of Ocean Highway, Delmar, MD

Suspect: Cordvan Xavier Redden, 29, Immokalee, FL

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Narrative: On 21 August 2014 at 9:00 AM, a deputy responded to a hotel in the 9000 block of Ocean Highway in Delmar, MD and arrested Cordvan Redden, a wanted fugitive from the State of Florida. Officials from that state contacted the Sheriff’s Office after learning that Redden was at this location and requested his apprehension.

Redden was being sought on a warrant from Collier County, Florida that had been issued after he violated the terms of his probation following a conviction in a Cocaine Distribution case there.

Redden was charged as a fugitive from the State of Florida and is being held in the Detention Center without bond pending his extradition back to Florida.

Charges: Fugitive from Florida


Incident: Fugitive

Date of Incident: 21 August 2014

Location: 800 block of S. Division Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Kevin Maurice Franklin Sr., 28, Salisbury, MD

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Narrative: On 21 August 2014 at 10:00 AM a deputy located and arrested Kevin Franklin on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Franklin violated the terms of his probation following his conviction in a CDS Possession case.

Franklin was detained without bond pending an appearance in front of a Circuit Court judge.

Charges: Violation of Probation


Incident: Assault 1st Degree

Date of Incident: 21 August 2014

Location: 100 block of SE Railroad Avenue, Hebron, MD

Suspect: Phillip Joseph Wooters, 20, Hebron, MD

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Narrative: On 21 August 2014 at 10:00 AM a deputy arrested Phillip Wooters at the conclusion to the investigation of a serious assault reportedly perpetrated by Wooters. The investigation began two days prior when the deputy met with the victim of the reported assault at the hospital. According to the victim he came to the residence to speak with a female subject. It was during this encounter that Wooters punched the victim in the face without warning. According to the victim, he was knocked off the porch and onto the ground where he believed he lost consciousness.

The deputy was informed that the victim was suffering from severe facial injuries that included fractured bones that included the jaw.

Upon arrest, Wooters was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Wooters in the Detention Center in lieu of $20,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 1st Degree


Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 21 August 2014

Location: Marvel Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Lane Derek Stutzman, 33, Delmar, MD

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Narrative: On 21 August 2014 at 3:15 PM a deputy arrested Lane Stutzman following a complaint that he committed an assault against a female subject inside a vehicle. In this incident, Stutzman stands accused of punching this female before throwing a lit cigarette at her. The victim complained of injury as a result of the assault.

Upon arrest Stutzman was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Stutzman in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  22 August 2014