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Friday, September 12, 2014

Muslim Killed N.J. Teen 'For Being An American'

A confessed domestic terrorist sits in prison after using information obtained from the Southern Poverty Law Center to target workers at a Christian organization in Washington, a case that drew little attention from the Obama administration.

A “gay”-rights advocate, he attacked Christians identified by SPLC as members of a “hate” organization for their opposition to homosexual behavior.

Now, an alleged Muslim terrorist has described his brutal killing of a New Jersey teen “for being American” as a “just kill,” and a radio talk-show host says he’s not going to let it slide this time.

“It was, in fact, an act of jihad, perpetrated by a fellow American who sympathized more with those who want to annihilate us than with his own country and its people,” said radio host Todd Pettengill of “The Todd Show” on WPLJ in New York City.

He discussed for eight minutes on air the death of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin, recounting the declaration by the suspect, Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, that the June 25 attack was a “just kill.”

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Why sugar is worse than fat

Fareed speaks with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta about recent research on the risks of high sugar consumption. Watch the video for the full interview.

For 20 years, people have been assuming that fat was the enemy because it produced cholesterol, which was blocking arteries. That's not quite right.

I could talk about this all day long, because I think it highlights some very important things in terms of how we sometimes misinterpret science, or at least exaggerate it.

It was in the late '70s – in fact, there was a Senate commission, Senator McGovern, who actually looked at this issue and found that people who had very high levels of cholesterol tended to die early of heart disease. And there was also other studies that showed if you ate a diet high in fat, it raised your cholesterol. But those were two different studies. And they got really, really linked, not only by the Senate, but also in the scientific community and then by everybody else.

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Md. Man Arraigned After 2-year Investigation In Stock Scheme

Four of eight people charged in a penny stock "pump and dump" scheme that defrauded $290 million from thousands of investors were arraigned on Thursday following a two-year investigation.

Anthony Thompson, 38, of Bethesda, Maryland, Jay Fung, 40, of Delray Beach, Florida, Hanna Schmieder, 39, of Los Angeles and Kenneth Oxsalida, 59, of Sebring, Florida, all pleaded not guilty before Judge Roger Hayes in in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Thompson, Fung and another stock promoter sent out email blasts from websites they controlled promoting stocks to potential investors while working with others in the scheme as they allegedly took control of public shell companies, merged private companies into them, then transferred millions of shares to themselves and drove up the price of the stocks, prosecutors said.

Once they controlled the shares, prosecutors said the defendants then sent out press releases promoting companies such as Xynergy Holdings Inc. and Mass Hysteria Entertainment Co. but cashed their shares before the stocks plummeted.

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Probiotics Prevent Heart Attack: Researchers

When we think of bacteria, we tend to think of disease-causing microbes that threaten our health, with antibacterial products all the rage and antibiotics among the most prescribed medicines doctors dole out. But in fact, many of the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive tracts are “good bacteria” — essential to our health.

Some help us digest food, ward off infections, and can even help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Probiotics are a class of these beneficial bacteria — mostly commonly found in yogurt, aged cheeses, and fermented soy products. And a new analysis of nine studies has found that people who eat such foods have lower blood pressure levels, and a lower risk of heart attack, than those who don’t.

Robert Newman, a certified nutritionist and wellness expert from East Northport, N.Y., tells Newsmax Health the new study found most blood pressure reductions were modest. But the new research is only the latest in a series of studies that have found probiotics can be important to maintaining good health and fighting off disease.

San Diego Cab Drivers Cry Foul Over Body Odor Test

SAN DIEGO – Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie -- proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing.

Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

Leaders of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego union say the litmus perpetuates a stereotype that predominantly foreign-born taxi drivers smell bad. A 2013 survey of 331 drivers by San Diego State University and Center on Policy Initiatives found 94 percent were immigrants and 65 percent were from East Africa.

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Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic

In a televised address on how to address the Islamic State this evening, President Barack Obama declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be “not Islamic.”

In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children “a terrible perversion of Islam.” George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents “violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith.”

None of the three has any basis for such assertions. To state the obvious: As non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not. As Bernard Lewis, a leading American authority of Islam, notes: “It is surely presumptuous for those who are not Muslims to say what is orthodox and what is heretical in Islam.”

Indeed, Obama compounds his predecessors’ errors and goes further: Clinton and Bush merely described certain actions (treatment of women and children, acts of violence against innocents) as un-Islamic, but Obama has dared to declare an entire organization (and quasi-state) to be “not Islamic.”

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Why Didn't Ray Rice Get the Richie Incognito Treatment Right Away?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offers sympathy to an assaulter but pariah status for a bully.

Richie Incognito, an All-Pro offensive lineman, was branded a thug, faced countless hours of interrogation by league officials and their lawyers, and now can’t get a job in the NFL because he was found guilty of “bullying” a fellow lineman of equal size and strength.

Ray Rice, an All-Pro running back, was suspended for a mere two games, faced no similar league inquisition, and was heralded by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as a decent guy who made a simple “mistake” when he was caught on video dragging his unconscious fiancĂ©e out of the elevator after what appeared to be a physical altercation.

Welcome to political correctness, Goodell-style.

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Mommy Blogger: ‘Why I Want My Sons to See Me Naked’

In a blog posted on the front page of The Huffington Post, blogger Rita Templeton reveals that she wants her four “relatively young” sons to see her naked.

Why? Because, she claims, if she doesn’t show them her naked body then “their first images of a naked woman” could be the “impossibly perfect physiques in those magazines or those movies.”

“And what woman could ever live up to them?” Templeton asks.

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Dem Rep: ObamaCare Doubled My Insurance Costs

Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) reported that his insurance and deductible have doubled since he signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during a hearing by the House Committee on Rules on Tuesday.

After Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) stated “I’m on ObamaCare ... my plan is twice as expensive, and the deductible is twice as much,” Green responded, “That’s my experience also.”

In 2013, Green criticized Republican attempts to repeal ObamaCare, saying the ACA “will help not only the millions of uninsured but also everyone with health insurance because the ACA improves coverage.”

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Does the Democratic power broker Chaka Fattah run a crime family?

In late August, a great crack resounded across Philadelphia’s Democratic establishment when Gregory Naylor, a prominent political consultant, entered aguilty plea in federal court, implicating not only himself but also a U.S. congressman and several of his key allies in a sordid and complex fraud scheme involving taxpayer dollars and campaign finances.

The plea memorandum mentions only “Elected Official A,” but numerous details corroborate the identity of Representative Chaka Fattah, one of the most powerful men in Philadelphia. The son of a vocal black nationalist activist, Fattah cut his teeth in politics in the late 1970s when he was just 22, running with a friend for election to the city commission. Though he lost that election, Fattah learned a valuable lesson about political organization and spent the subsequent decades building one of the most effective political machines in Philly, an effort that eventually won him not only local prestige but also ten terms in Congress.

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Police Chief Admits She Was ‘Shocked’ When She Saw Video Showing How Officer Handled This Situation

The police chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., has announced a formal investigation into an incident where a officer violated a policy allowing citizens to freely video record police activity.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said she was “shocked” when she saw how the officer responded to a man recording an arrest. Further, she said there is “no excuse fro an officer to be unaware” of the department’s policy on the public’s right to film officers.

Andrew Heining recently posted video of police physically restraining a man outside of a public library earlier this month. His video doesn’t capture what sparked the incident, but he decided to record the actual arrest occurring from a distance.

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Dem Attempt to Amend Bill of Rights Dies in Senate

Fifty-four Senate Democrats voted on Thursday to amend the Bill of Rights for the first time in American history.

The proposed constitutional amendment, which would dramatically curtail American free speech rights, fell short of the 60 votes it needed to advance. The vote split along party lines.

The measure would have empowered Congress to “regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.”

Its critics said that would amount to a de facto repeal of First Amendment protections for the purposes of political speech.

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Cops Take Down High School Girl Who Wanted To Keep Phone

Two Houston, Texas school district police officers pinned a 15-year-old girl face down on the floor on Tuesday because she didn’t want to relinquish her cell phone to an assistant principal.

The girl, sophomore Ixel Perez, weighs 70 pounds, according to her brother. She attends Sam Houston High School.

In a video of the incident, one of the cops who tackled the girl can be seen ramming his knee into the side of her head, reports local CBS affiliate KHOU.

The incident happened after the teacher in Perez’s reading class busted her using a cell phone in class.

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OCPD Soliciting Business Owners For TEAP

(Sept. 12, 2014) With bikers in town this weekend, and the annual congregation of VW enthusiasts slated to start in less than two weeks, the Ocean City Police Department is soliciting city businesses for what is being called the Trespass Enforcement Authorization Program [TEAP].

Normally, police are only allowed to enforce a civil action, such as trespassing, if they receive a complaint from the property’s owner. But since many resort owners are absentees, this creates an enforcement problem for motor-related events.

Complaints from residents about drivers and riders congregating in unused parking lots – where they drink heavily and harass passers-by – have been on the rise.

But under section 58-81 of the city’s code, property owners are allowed to sign an affidavit allowing the OCPD to act as their agents and investigate the activity of any person located on the property who they suspect to be trespassing – even if no specific complaint has been received.

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 9-12-14

On 08/31/2014 at approximately 1222 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, responded to a residence on Beauchamp Road, Berlin, Maryland in reference to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The Deputy learned from the complainant that her son Curtis James Adkins had taken her vehicle without her permission.

During the investigation the Deputy was able to locate the vehicle in the Berlin area. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Old Worcester Highway and Katelyn Lane and made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Curtis James Adkins 28, of Berlin, Maryland. The Deputy requested a K9 scan on the vehicle and based on the K9’s positive alert for a controlled dangerous substance. A search of the vehicle was done and suspected Heroin and two unknown pills were found in the vehicle. Mr. Adkins was placed under arrest for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Heroin. Mr. Adkins was taken to the District Court Commissioner and held on a $3,000.00 bond.



On September 6th 2014 at 1130 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling south on US route 113 in the area of Johnson Neck Road. The Deputy observed a blue passenger vehicle traveling north on US route 113 at 65 miles per hour in the posted 55 mile per hour zone.

The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Chrystal E Johnson of Snow Hill. A front seat passenger was identified as Antonio A Drummond.

As the Deputy spoke with the occupants of the vehicle the Deputy could smell the odor of suspected Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and the Deputy observed a burnt marijuana cigarette sitting behind the left ear of Mr. Drummond. Mr. Drummond was charged with possession of Marijuana less than 10 grams and released on a Criminal Citation. Crystal Johnson received a warning for her speed.

Troopers Investigate Shots Fired during Road Rage Incident

New Castle- Delaware State Police are currently investigating a road rage incident in which shots were fired that occurred yesterday morning in New Castle.

The incident occurred on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at approximately 8:00 a.m. as a 46 year old New Castle, DE man was operating a vehicle and was traveling westbound on DE Rt. 273 just west of DE Rt. 9, in New Castle. As the victim approached the area of the New Castle Middle School, he slowed his vehicle to 20 m.p.h., which is the posted speed limit for a school zone. It was at this point that the victim observed a beige in color sedan behind him following his vehicle at an unsafe distance. The beige sedan, which was being operated by a female subject, then pulled alongside of the victim’s vehicle as he prepared to turn onto northbound DE Rt. 141 (Basin Road). The female subject then extended her middle finger to the victim before continuing westbound on Rt. 273.

As the victim proceeded to turn onto northbound DE Rt. 141, he noticed an older model green SUV driving erratically directly behind him. The vehicle then pulled to the left of the victim at which time the male operator began yelling at the victim claiming that the female in the beige vehicle was his wife. The subject then displayed a black handgun at which time the victim accelerated his vehicle in an attempt to elude the subject. Both vehicles proceeded northbound on Rt. 141 until the victim turned eastbound on Washington Avenue. The suspect then fired two rounds from the handgun, striking the victim’s vehicle once. The victim then fled to the Wilmington Manor Fire House located on US Rt. 13, where he then contacted 9-1-1. The suspect was last seen making a u-turn onto eastbound DE Rt. 141 and then fleeing onto southbound US Rt. 13. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male, 35-45 years of age with a large build and a full beard. His vehicle is described as an older model hunter green Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon with a possible Pennsylvania registration. He was also armed with a black unknown make and model handgun.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release 9-12-14

On 08/31/2014 at approximately 1222 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, responded to a residence on Beauchamp Road, Berlin, Maryland in reference to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The Deputy learned from the complainant that her son Curtis James Adkins had taken her vehicle without her permission.

During the investigation the Deputy was able to locate the vehicle in the Berlin area. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Old Worcester Highway and Katelyn Lane and made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Curtis James Adkins 28, of Berlin, Maryland. The Deputy requested a K9 scan on the vehicle and based on the K9’s positive alert for a controlled dangerous substance. A search of the vehicle was done and suspected Heroin and two unknown pills were found in the vehicle. Mr. Adkins was placed under arrest for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Heroin. Mr. Adkins was taken to the District Court Commissioner and held on a $3,000.00 bond.

On September 6th 2014 at 1130 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling south on US route 113 in the area of Johnson Neck Road. The Deputy observed a blue passenger vehicle traveling north on US route 113 at 65 miles per hour in the posted 55 mile per hour zone.

The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Chrystal E Johnson of Snow Hill. A front seat passenger was identified as Antonio A Drummond.

As the Deputy spoke with the occupants of the vehicle the Deputy could smell the odor of suspected Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and the Deputy observed a burnt marijuana cigarette sitting behind the left ear of Mr. Drummond. Mr. Drummond was charged with possession of Marijuana less than 10 grams and released on a Criminal Citation. Crystal Johnson received a warning for her speed.

Jordan alarmed over Obama plan to arm ‘moderates’

Kingdom officials believe Free Syrian Army mostly follows al-Qaida ideology

The Kingdom of Jordan is deeply concerned about the Obama administration’s renewed plan to train “moderate” rebels in Syria, believing the Syrian rebels are mostly extremists who espouse radical al-Qaida-like ideology, a senior Jordanian security official told WND.

The official said Obama’s decision to fight the Islamic State, or ISIS, and at the same time arm Syrian rebels was made during a compromise with Saudi Arabia in exchange for Saudi help in scaling back the ISIS threat.

Obama last night announced a sustained campaign against ISIS that could include air strikes and other action in Syria and Iraq. Democrats and Republicans in Congress reportedly support utilizing up to $4 billion to arm the Syrian rebels, with emphasis on the Free Syrian Army.

The security official said Jordan’s estimation is that the Free Syrian Army is no longer a cohesive fighting unit.

And the Jordanian kingdom fears that with U.S. acquiescence, Saudi Arabia will train and arm the al-Nusra front in Syria. Al-Nusra is allied with al-Qaida, although some al-Nusra militants have fought factional conflicts with ISIS.

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California State Sen Gets Jail in Voter Fraud Case

A California state senator convicted on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Friday in one of three ethics scandals involving Democratic lawmakers in the most populous U.S. state.

Senator Roderick Wright of Los Angeles was convicted in January of lying about whether he lived in the district he sought to represent, the first in a string of criminal proceedings against three state senators this year that effectively cost Democrats their two-thirds majority in the California Senate.

"This is not what I call a victimless crime," said Judge Kathleen Kennedy, who denied Wright's request for a new trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.

She said Wright was no longer eligible to hold elective office in California.

Neither Wright nor his attorney spoke to the media after the proceeding.

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Officer Charged In Dog Death Wants Charges Dropped

Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of cutting a dog's throat are asking a judge to dismiss the animal cruelty charge against him.

Officer Jeffrey Bolger had tried for an hour to restrain the dog, a Shar Pei named Nala, after she ran away from her owner and reportedly bit a pregnant woman outside of a bar in Baltimore, Bolger's attorneys wrote in a motion to dismiss filed Thursday. The lawyers argue that because the dog attacked a person and the officer was unable to subdue the animal, Bolger was authorized to "euthanize" her.

Bolger, 49, has been suspended without pay.

The lawyers also say prosecutors failed to establish probable cause for the charges against Bolger because no preliminary hearing was held. They also argue that Baltimore Police pursued charges against Bolger to protect "senior staff," who lawyers say failed to properly train Bolger and did not outfit him and his partner with the equipment necessary to handle the situation. The motion states that the officers did not have a dog carrier or any sedatives on hand.

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Mysterious EV-D68: Vaccinated Children Could Be More Vulnerable

Unvaccinated children appear to be immune to the mysterious virus currently spreading in the Midwest

The mysterious virus known as EV-D68 has spread across the Midwest at a rapid rate. Many children have been hospitalized with the virus, about 475 in Kansas City alone, and there is no known vaccine to lessen the effects of the virus or protect those that have yet to acquire it.

EV-D68 has created an outbreak in Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, and four more states in the Midwest. The symptoms can mimic those of the influenza virus, but can have a much more dire impact on those that fall ill. Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital’s division director for infectious disease shared her concern with CNN.

“It’s worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I’ve practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,”

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Berlin Trail Network Effort Gets Boost With $30K State Grant

BERLIN — The State of Maryland announced $2.3 million in Bikeway Program grants this week, including a $30,000 slice to go toward Berlin’s planned Walkable, Bikeable trail network.

The grant will be used to fund preliminary engineering work, and supporters of Walkable, Bikeable consider the money a solid foundation to build from.

The goal is to connect Berlin to Assateague and several surrounding areas with a trail system that would promote outdoor activity.

“We have tons of recreational opportunities for people to bike when you consider Assateague and West Ocean City and the various parks,” said Berlin Mayor Gee Williams. “We have a very natural area where this should develop.”

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250K Virginians to Lose Health Care Due to Obamacare

Salisbury News Will Be Loaded With News And Information Tomorrow

More than usual, we'll not just provide 24 hours worth of news tomorrow, we'll deliver as many articles, (in the very least) as we would during a normal week day. I will say as well, we'll have incredible articles the entire time. 

Have a great weekend everyone.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release 9-12-14 (DUI Arrest)

Date: 09/11/2014

Incident: DUI Arrest

Location of Crime: 3739 Worcester Hwy Snow Hill, MD

Suspects: Lynch, Jason T O’Reilly 35 Snow Hill, MD

Charges: DUI & DWI

Narrative:
On September 11, 2014 around 9:00 pm a Deputy on patrol on Route 113 north of Shad Landing observed a vehicle that was traveling north bound on the south bound shoulder. The Deputy had to travel north to a turn around and by the time he did, the vehicle was in the yard of 3739 Worcester Hwy. The Deputy turned on his spot light and the vehicle fled through the yard to the rear of the house. The Deputy drove to the house and located it with the operator and a passenger exiting the vehicle. The Deputy contacted the operator, Jason Lynch 35 of Snow Hill, and asked what he was doing. The Deputy noticed that Lynch was having difficulty maintaining his balance and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. Lynch refused field sobriety tests and was arrested. Lynch was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol. Lynch was later released pending a court date in the Snow Hill District Court.

SFD Calls For Service 9-11-14

  • Thursday September, 11 2014 @ 23:27 Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 2250 Northwood Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday September, 11 2014 @ 21:25Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday September, 11 2014 @ 21:21Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday September, 11 2014 @ 21:17Nature: Smoke InvestigationAddress: 1929 Northwood Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday September, 11 2014 @ 20:07Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Troopers Investigate Apparent Suicide Milford

Milford - The Delaware State Police are currently investigating the death of a Milford resident which occurred at a residence in the 8000 block of Slaughter Beach Road, Milford early this morning.

The incident began on Friday, September 12, 2014 at approximately 4:25 a.m. after Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 8000 block of Slaughter Beach Road, Milford. Troopers responded to the residence after the 9-1-1 center received a call from a male subject who advised that he was armed and was intending to harm himself and any first responders arriving at the house.

Troopers arrived to find the house fully engulfed with heavy fire. Troopers established a perimeter around the home, evacuated neighboring residents and closed several roads in the area as a precaution.

Firefighters from Memorial Fire Company of Slaughter Beach, Carlisle Fire Company of Milford, Ellendale Fire Company, and Milton Fire Department were escorted and provided scene safety and security by Troopers in close proximity to the residence, where they were able to suppress the fire.

After the fire was extinguished, Troopers and Marshals from the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office located the body of the 39 year old male within the residence. The body of the 39 year old male was removed from the scene and turned over to investigators from the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security Division of Forensic Science (DFS) for positive identification and determination of the cause and manner of death.

Troopers continue their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of the next of kin.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

BREAKING NEWS: Rob Ford withdraws from Toronto mayor's race

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will not seek re-election, CBC reports, following hospitalization for an abdominal tumor.

Dog Found 9-12-14

Dog found in Pemberton Ponds. Call Matt at 410-430-5568.

5 Pinocchio's for Jim Mathias

5 Pinocchio's for Jim Mathias
“Capitulating verses Negotiating”
by Delegate Mike McDermott
It is not unusual for a politician to stand up and take credit for something they did not do. I have talked about the “posers” with those big checks before; but this week, Jim Mathias crossed a line when he stood up and took credit for the return of millions in local slot revenues  to Worcester County when nothing could be further from the truth.
When slots were first authorized in Maryland, Mathias was a delegate. He was elected and quoted on the record that he would not support or vote for slots. Yet, during the 2007 Special Session, he changed his mind, and his vote became the deciding vote when he voted for gambling in Maryland.The bill required Worcester County to fork over a million dollars a year to Baltimore City and another cool million bucks to Prince Georges County from the local government proceeds that would have stayed on the shore. Search if you like, but you will find no attempt to strike this payoff from the bill. (This has cost the lower shore millions of dollars in lost revenue since it passed).
When Mathias got back home, this pay off was soon discovered by local leaders and brought up in the press. When he was questioned about it, he claimed he did not know it was in the bill.
I’m not buying it.  After all, this bill was passed in a Special Session and was the sole piece of legislation they needed to consider. It should have been fought and eliminated; particularly if you were willing to cast the deciding 71st vote for a bill that would impact your jurisdiction significantly.
For several years, Worcester County and Ocean Downs Casino have been paying off Baltimore City and Prince Georges County.  All of that money could (and should) have been utilized for local spending. When I was elected in 2010, I was keenly aware of this wealth transfer and I looked for a mechanism to bring it back home where it belonged.
That opportunity presented itself in 2012 during our  2nd Special Session when the expansion of gaming was being sought. The issue was no longer about whether or not we would have gambling, rather it was about allowing a 6th casino to be built in Prince Georges County at National Harbor.  Gambling was no longer the issue.
This bill originated in the Senate and once again, I noticed that the payoffs to Baltimore City and Prince Georges County were still embedded in the legislation. There was no attempt by Mathias to remove these provisions from the bill.
When the bill arrived in the House, the Democrats were hunting for insurance votes to pass the bill.  I took advantage of the situation and spoke to the leader on the bill about the possibility of my supporting it. My demand was straightforward: return the local impact money to the citizens where the casinos are located. Depending on revenues, this could amount to $2 million each year that would remain on the lower shore.
To our benefit, they agreed to amend the bill and cut out the funding for Baltimore City and Prince Georges County as soon as Baltimore’s casino was open for business. In turn, I cast a deciding vote for the National Harbor expansion. The amendment was introduced by Delegate Dave Rudolph (D-Cecil) whose county also benefited directly from these local impact grants staying on the Upper Shore in Cecil County.
I could not help but see the irony of these two separate votes from two Delegates representing the same area:
  • Mathias casts the deciding vote that brings gambling to Maryland, establishes a casino in Ocean City’s backyard, and agrees to give Baltimore City and Prince Georges County $2 million of our money every year.


  • I cast the deciding vote that expands gambling to Prince George County alone and only after seeing the bill amended to strip Baltimore City and Prince Georges County from receiving one dime of our local impact money (returning $2 million to the Eastern Shore).
In a press release this past week, Mathias earned himself 5 Pinocchio's when he took credit “for amending the legislation passed in 2012 which returned the money to Worcester County. This represents a complete and utter falsehood.

The reporter took his word for it.  I do not believe the voters will be as trusting come November.

Publishers Notes: The Paper Mike McDermott speaks of is the Daily Times. 

5 Annoying Realities Of Being A Female Sports Fan During Football Season

Whether it’s college or professional football, all is finally right with the world again.

This is the season where Sundays become just as fun as Friday nights, and the beers, wings and pizza are limitless.

Regardless of whom you are, watching football is a great American pastime that has brought together families and friends for decades. However, with all the joy football brings, if you’re a female sports fan, be ready for some hardships.

Newsflash: It is possible to be a woman AND know about sports. Sorry, boys, we’re leaving the kitchen and spending our Sundays on the couch.

So, all of my fellow sports fanatics, I present to you the five most annoying things about being a female sports fan.
1. We are capable of being into sports for reasons beyond impressing some guy.

Nothing — I repeat, nothing — is more aggravating than being asked, “Who’s the guy you’re trying to impress?” after stating you like watching sports. Equally as annoying is when people only ask whom we think is “cute” on the team.

We can enjoy sports simply for ourselves — no man necessary.

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Deutsche Bank: The Bubble Must Go On To Sustain The "Current Global Financial System"

When all is said and done, it all basically boils down to this: from Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid.

The bubble probably needs to continue in order to sustain the current global financial system and the necessary future deleveraging. However with yields moving ever lower in many parts of the world in recent times, partly due to weak growth, and with debt levels still moving higher, the chances are that most government bondholders are unlikely to achieve a positive real return over the medium to long-term from this starting point. Inflation or even the risk of sovereign restructuring will likely prevent this.

So there you have it: either the bubble goes on, or the "current global financial system" gets it.

What is left unsaid is that it is only the "1%" who benefits from the bubble. The wealth and income of everyone else gets progressively less, as even the Fed has been forced to admit, until there is nothing left. And should the bubble burst? Why the central banks will just reflate yet another bubble, which translated in lay man's terms means steal even more from the global middle class and give to the world's richest.

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The Simple Truth About QE

There’s not a single day that we’re not treated to more smart treats about stimulus measures. Are they necessary, are they good, are they bad, who profits from them. It gets really long in the tooth. Today, former ECB head Trichet says unlimited stimulus ‘risks’ blowing bubbles. “Supplying unlimited amounts of liquidity at interest rates close to zero has “unintended counterproductive consequences.”

Does Jean-Claude really mean to claim he just figured that one out now? Why else did he never say it before? There are 1001 other wise guys like Trichet who’ve only recently seen a sliver of light, and see fit to make the great unwashed party to their new found wisdom. And they’re the vanguard, all the rest still sit on their asses.

The simple truth about ultra low interest rates is so simple it’s embarrassing, at least for those who claim they benefit society. That is, ultra low rates make borrowing accessible to the wrong people, and to the right people for the wrong reasons. The former are people who shouldn’t be able to borrow a dime, because they have no credit credibility, the latter borrow only for unproductive or counter-productive reasons.

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Forecast March-2015 Solar Eclipse Has Power Grid Operators Distressed…”Dangerously Destabilized”

One thing we can be predicted with very high certainty: On March, 20, 2015 most of Germany will see a partial yet substantial eclipse of the sun.

40 gigawatts of rated power blocked in just minutes!

Normally that would be no big deal. But for the first time in history, due to Germany’s massive installed solar capacity of 40 gigawatts, an eclipse of the sun could mean a collapse of Germany’s intense power grid, with possible ramifications for the European power network.

Today’s print edition of Spiegel features an entire story on the coming event, should skies be clear. At it’s online site here it gives a preview of the upcoming event, writing:

The German power grid operators are dreading March 20, 2015. On this day Germany will see a partial solar eclipse during the morning. Should there be no clouds in the sky at this time, all solar power generating systems all over the country would be feeding in drastically less power into the grid in just a matter of minutes – and the grids would become dangerously destabilized.”

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DC BIKER 9/11 ORGANIZER THREATENED WITH ARREST BY PARKS SERVICE POLICE

An annual motorcycle rally intended to honor the victims of 9/11 and military veterans almost did not happen on Thursday when U.S. Park Services threatened to yank their permits and tow the motorcycles parked on the mall.

“The way the parks people talked to us and took my picture like I’m some sort of criminal was disgusting. We were basically threatened several times with pulling the permits at the last minute,” Belinda Bee, a national organizer for the 2 Million Bikers to DC told Breitbart News. “And everything they said that wasn’t on the permit, I pulled the permit out and showed them where it was.”

Bee added, “They tried to deny the 9/11 still memorial, which is on the permit. They tried to deny all of the stage and the truck. That’s on the permit.”

As bikers rolled up on to DC’s mall and parked on the grassy perimeter, Bee took to the stage and told attendees she was being threatened with arrest by U.S. Park Service Officers, because riders parked on the gravel and the grass.
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The Solution to Your Soda Habit: 12K Steps

Drinking a lot of soda packed with high-fructose corn syrup is, of course, not a healthy choice—but its ill effects aren't so hard to fight. A study's recommendation: Walk more, the New York Timesreports. In a study out this month, a researcher had two groups of students take in 75 grams of fructose daily, corresponding to a typical American eating style. At the same time, she called on the students to cut their intake of calories not from fructose, helping them to avoid gaining weight.

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Why Obama’s Whig History Is All Wrong

Advances in human freedom are not inevitable.

‘The currents of history ebb and flow,” President Obama submitted this morning in Tallinn, Estonia. “But over time, they flow toward freedom.” This, it seems, is a favored formulation of our 44th president. Pontificating on the current state of the world, Obama is fond of chastising those actors who meet with his disapprobation by passively informing them that they are, in a cosmic sense, “wrong,” and that their behavior is incommensurate with the spirit of the era. The Islamic State, Obama has proposed “has no place in the 21st century.” Russia, meanwhile, is operating in both Crimea and Ukraine “on the wrong side of history.” At home and abroad, the president returns to this theme incessantly. “The arc of the moral universe is long,” he likes to intone, “but it bends toward justice.”

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Bob Woodward: Obama Has Completely Alienated Senate Democrats

On "Fox News Sunday," The Washington Post's Bob Woodward described what he called "one of the untold stories," in Washington D.C., which is the "alienation between Obama and Senate Democrats" because according to Woodward "he is not engaged" and refuses to listen.

Woodward said, "Well, he's got to engage in the process. and he is not engaged."

He continued, "For instance on Tuesday he's going to have the congressional leaders down to the White House. Is it going to be everyone states their point of view and the meeting lasts an hour, maybe two hours? He needs to have some head to head discussions with people."

"The president needs to learn to listen," Woodward said. "These people have points of view and there are ways to work. I mean, he won't do a deal on lots of things. This is something -- this is a serious ISIS, serious national security threat. Talk to the intel people and they are trembling about it, and so it's not something you can just do all by yourself. You need to get the congress and you need to get the public involved."

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RadioShack Warns of Possible Bankruptcy

NEW YORK -- RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.

The struggling retailer said in a regulatory filing that it is in talks with its lenders, bondholders, shareholders and landlords to fix its balance sheet, but if it can't, it will try to file a prepackaged bankruptcy.

The company's efforts have included cutting costs, renovating and closing stores, and shuffling management. It reported another quarterly loss on Thursday on lower revenue.

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Less People, Less Crime Reported In OC So Far In ‘14

OCEAN CITY – Crime statistics for the month of August continue to reflect a decrease in overall crime in Ocean City so far this year, remaining consistent with the downward crowd trend seen in 2014.

According to the report, August’s total calls for service, including traffic stops, business checks and assistance to citizens, totaled 13,261, which is a 2.1-percent increase from August 2013 when there were 12,983 calls for service.
Out of that total, 9,664 were officer initiated, which is a 2.6-percent increase from August 2013, and 3,597 were citizen initiated, which is a 1.0-percent increase from August 2013.

The total number of calls for service, excluding traffic stops, business checks and assisting citizens, totaled 8,352, which is a .6-percent decrease from August 2013 when there were 8,400 calls for service. Out of the total, 4,958 were officer initiated, which is a 1.1-percent decrease from August 2013, and 3,394 were citizen initiated, which is a .1-percent increase from August 2013.
Out of the top 25 calls for service, the number of categories that increased or decreased came in at about even. The categories that increased start with disorderly conduct with 714 calls this year compared to 713 last year; assist to OC EMS increased from 294 in August of 2013 to 348 this year; suspicious person or activity increased from 275 last year to 325 this year; assist to motorists increased from 163 last year to 172 this year; civil dispute increased from 115 last year to 123 this year; domestic assault/dispute increased from 107 last year to 119 this year; assault already occurred increased from 85 last year to 94 this year; forgery of any kind increased from 82 last year to 91 this year; malicious destruction of property increased from 73 this year to 83 last year; DWI investigate and/or arrest increased from 33 last year to 50 this year; warrant attempt or arrest increased from 38 last year to 46 this year; report of a fight increased from 23 last year to 31 this year; and breaking and entering increased from 11 last year to 18 this year.
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SPD Press Release 9-12-14 (Attempt To Identify)

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More People Want to Cut the Cable Cord

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The number of people wielding scissors over their cable cord is growing, although they are still a fraction of overall viewers. Some 2.9% of pay TV consumers are "very likely" to cancel their pay TV in the year ahead, rising for the fourth consecutive year, according to data released Thursday by consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates. This is up slightly from 2.7% last year and up from 2.2% two years ago. Younger viewers are most likely to cut the cord (4.9%) and sports viewers -- or those who have an ESPN DIS, +0.50% subscription -- are least likely (1.4%) to go without cable. "These are very small numbers in terms of future cord cutting from American consumers," says Mike Vorhaus, president of Magid Advisors.

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NFL: Richer than Ever, Despite Controversy

The NFL is raking in more money than ever: $10.5 billion in 2013, with no sign of slowing down.

Regardless of how the controversy surrounding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Riceshakes out, the NFL has already locked in broadcast rights fees of about $5.1 billion for this year from CBS (CBS), 21st Century Fox (FOX), NBC and ESPN.

That's up about $900 million from the 2013 season, and broadcast deals are growing richer as advertisers scramble to find shows -- like football games -- that viewers still want to watch live, commercials and all.

Additionally, DirecTV (DTV) pays $1 billion a year deal to show all out of market games to fans nationwide. That deal expires this season, and the new agreement is sure to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars more.

NFL games consistently garner some of the best ratings of any program on TV.

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LET TROOPERS DISPOSE OF UNWANTED PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS


LET TROOPERS DISPOSE OF UNWANTED 
PRESCRIPTIONS DRUGS

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
(Pikesville, MD) – The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks.

State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day. Each barrack will act as a collection station giving citizens an opportunity to dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Second only to marijuana, non-medical prescription drugs are the most commonly used drug in the country. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs are finding an unlimited supply in their family’s medicine cabinet.

Locally during the last initiative in April 2014, troopers collected over 1,800 pounds of prescription drugs. Nationally, 780,000 pounds (390 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public. When added to the collections from the previous Take-Back events, more than 4.1 million pounds (2,090 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

WHAT: National Drug Take Back Initiative

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE,_Easton Barrack “I” _
7053 OCEAN GATEWAY
EASTON, MD 21601

CONTACT: D/SGT Mitch Parke Sgt. Marc Black
Easton Barrack MSP OMC
410-819-4747 410-653-4236

US Foreclosure Activity Rises for 2nd Straight Month

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U.S. foreclosure activity jumped in August for the second consecutive month as banks started the process on more properties and scheduled more housing auctions, industry firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

Overall, 116,913 properties were at some stage of the foreclosure process, which includes foreclosure notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, the group said.

That pushed overall activity up 7 percent from July, it said. From a year ago, foreclosure activity was down 9 percent.

Lenders started the foreclosure process on about 55,000 properties in August, up 12 percent from July, but unchanged from a year ago. It was the second consecutive month in which foreclosure starts were up month-over-month.

A total of 51,192 properties were set for foreclosure auctions last month, a 1 percent drop from July but up 1 percent from a year ago, ending a 44-month streak of annual decreases.

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Fight, or Flight? Basic Self-Defense Tips

An emergency situation triggers what is called the fight or flight response. Adrenaline flows, increasing one’s heart rate and the amount of blood flowing to the muscles; a caffeine-free performance boost, if you will. In a face-to-face meeting with an intruder or criminal, this normal physiological reaction is advantageous. The important thing to remember is to make a decision. Rather than freeze, paralyzed by fear, use this natural chemical response to respond. For this entry, we’ll say that “fight” is the most realistic of the two options.

Focus on disabling the opponent long enough to: 1) allow for an escape and 2) call for the authorities. Heroics lead to trouble; find a moderate balance between speed and strength, as the old saying lies appropriate: float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee. Keep moving, and move quickly. Combine this with some basic technical knowledge, and you’ll have a fighting chance.

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Sorry, Mr. President! Members only: Exclusive New York golf clubs turned away President Obama on Labor Day weekend

Several exclusive golf clubs in New York wouldn't let President Barack Obama play on their courses on Labor Day weekend, it emerged on Wednesday.

The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot Golf Club and the Willow Ridge Country Club all turned down Obama, NBC 4 New York reports.

The news station says the president's advance team gave courses only a day or two of notice that Obama would be in the area, and clubs may have rejected the White House's request to protect their wealthy members from being inconvenienced during the holiday weekend.

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Salisbury Council Agrees On Five-District Format

SALISBURY – After three years of mapping, the Salisbury City Council approved moving to five municipal election districts starting next year.

The council held a public hearing this week in considering adopting a resolution that would amend the City Charter to create five new election districts to replace the existing two election districts. One council member would be elected from each district.

According to City Administrator Tom Stevenson, the amendment would provide for five districts with two encompassing a majority-minority population.

The resolution states, “beginning with the election of November 2015, the City Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Salisbury to create five new Council Districts to replace the existing two Council Districts, pursuant to the 2010 Census, and to elect one councilmember from each district.”

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VMI cadet convicted of making false assault report

LEXINGTON — A Virginia Military Institute cadet has been fined $500 for falsely reporting that a VMI police officer sexually assaulted her.

The cadet also received a 60-day suspended sentence.

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CNN: Pilots Flying Ebola Patients to US Say More Exposed Brought to US than Reported

On Wednesday, CNN reported, "There may be a lot more ebola victims being evacuated to the United States than we are been told about."

The vice president of an air ambulance service that is under contract with the State Department, Phoenix Air Group, told CNN that his pilots have transported "a lot of people who have been exposed."

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A First: Majority of Americans Are Single

On your own? You're in good company. Just north of half of Americans over the age of 16—50.2% of them, or 124.6 million, to be specific—are single, the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds. It's the first time a majority have been single since such record-keeping began in 1976, Bloomberg reports. Back then, the percentage of singles was 37.4%. A few other relevant numbers: The percentage of Americans who've never tied the knot is now 30.4%, compared to 22.1% in 1976, while the percentage of divorced people is 19.8%, versus 15.3% in 1976, RT reports.

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Toronto's 'crack-smoking' Mayor Rob Ford hospitallized with suspected abdominal tumor

Toronto's controversial Mayor Rob Ford, running a tightly contested race for re-election in October, was admitted to hospital Wednesday with what turned out to be a suspected tumor.

Ford, 45, who gained international notoriety after a well-publicized battle with addiction to crack-cocaine and alcohol, went to a Toronto hospital, complaining of abdominal pain that had lasted three months and worsened over the past 24 hours, eventually becoming 'unbearable,' Humber River hospital said in a statement.

'Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor,' said Dr. Rueben Devlin, the hospital's president. 'The mayor has been admitted to allow for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis.'

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BREAKING NEWS: 2 F/A-18 Hornets crash near Guam

US Navy officials have recovered one injured pilot and are searching for another after two F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes crashed in the Pacific Ocean near Guam.

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Wicomico School System Kicks Off Its Year-Long Fuel Up to Play 60 Initiative on Sept. 15

Some 240 student leaders from 24 Wicomico County Public Schools will gather at Salisbury University’s Seagull Stadium Monday, Sept. 15 to kick off the school system’s year-long Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, with kickoff support from the SU Seagulls football team and Coach Sherman Wood, former NFL players Qadry Ismail and Robert Royal, and the mascots of the Baltimore Ravens and SU.

After piloting Fuel Up to Play 60 at Prince Street Elementary, Westside Intermediate and Westside Primary in recent years, Wicomico will be awarded $104,000 by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association to fund countywide participation in Fuel Up to Play 60 at 24 schools. With support this year from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Fuel Up to Play 60, Wicomico Schools will aim to boost student wellness and performance throughout this school year with a greater focus on being active and eating healthy.With the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association’s support for Fuel Up to Play 60 in Wicomico, the school system will aim to boost student wellness and performance throughout this school year with a greater focus on being active and eating healthy.

“We are really putting the focus on achievement and physical activity and healthy eating,” said Jason Miller, Principal of Westside Intermediate and a leader in the countywide Fuel Up initiative. “Making sure students have the chance to get their bodies moving will help ensure better brain activity, so we’ll be looking forward to seeing benefits both to student health and student achievement. We’re excited that one Wicomico school will be selected for a visit by an active NFL player later this school year, too.”

Parents Choice Endorses Delegate Mike McDermott


“He’s our Top Pick in District 38”-Parents Choice of MD

(Annapolis) Parents Choice of Maryland, a grassroots citizen organization, has endorsed Delegate Mike McDermott of the lower Eastern Shore for the Maryland Senate representing District 38 from Somerset-Wicomico-Worcester Counties.

Parents Choice states as part of its criteria for making an endorsement “We are looking for leaders who will do things to make life better for everyone. We are looking for leaders who are focused on jobs, education, safety, the environment, our quality of life, transportation, equality, health care and retirement. We are looking for leaders who are honest and transparent in their dealings and we believe that Delegate McDermott has earned his reputation as a leader in the Maryland General Assembly.”

In deciding that Delegate Mike McDermott met and exceeded these standards, Parents Choice noted his determination that government should exhibit common sense when it comes to taxes and spending priorities. He has been outspoken on the need for transparency in government and has been at the forefront on introducing legislation that would make Maryland a better and more prosperous state. Delegate McDermott’s public safety background and knowledge has truly shaped major bills in the House and made the public safer as a result.

Parents Choice has also given credit to Mike for his support for women’s issues, particularly victims of domestic abuse; and his efforts to help preserve the Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund and for taking a common sense approach to restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

Parents Choice endorses both Republicans and Democrats, incumbents and challengers in its goal of seeking “…leaders who are committed to making Maryland stronger and better than it is today.”

Thank God Its Friday 9-12-14

What will you be doing this weekend?

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

COMMUNITY YARD SALE - Saturday 9-13 - Wolfe Creek off Nanticoke Road. 7am-noon. Baby items, toys, housewares, clothing, holiday decorations, dvds, furniture and much much more.

Church Yard Sale


Troopers Requesting Public’s Assistance in Millsboro Homicide Investigation

Millsboro - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is seeking the public’s help for any information about the August 20, 2014 murder of William Toomey-45 of Millsboro, Delaware.

Through further investigative leads and information, Homicide Detectives were able to determine the timeline and route of travel of the taxi cab operated by William Toomey. Below depicts the route of travel and timeline of William Toomey until the Taxi was discovered on Country Living Road, Millsboro.

Detectives have determined that on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. William Toomey picked up a male passenger as a cab fare on Coastal Highway southbound just south of the Sea Esta IV Motel, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He performed a U-turn at Carolina Street and continued northbound on Coastal Highway to the intersection of Miller Road.

The taxi proceeded westbound on Miller Road and made a right turn onto Airport Road. He traveled westbound on Old Landing Road, and then north on Warrington Road until reaching the John J. Williams Highway (SR24). The taxi traveled westbound on SR24 into Millsboro, Delaware.

He crossed over US113 and continued west on DE30, where he made a right turn onto Godwin School Road. The vehicle made a left turn eventually turning into the Parker’s Point development, where it remained in the neighborhood for approximately 10 minutes on Parker Drive.

The taxi exited Parker’s Point, turning onto Revel Road northbound where it made a left turn, traveling westbound Godwin School Road. The vehicle turned right onto Country Living Road where it was abandoned west of Hardscrabble Road (SR20).

At approximately 8:45 p.m. a passerby observed a male subject in the driver’s seat of the taxi which was located on Country Living Road, who did not match the description of William Toomey.

Detectives are releasing these investigative details in an effort to obtain further information and additional witnesses that may have observed the taxi during its route of travel, or a male subject entering the taxi at 7:42 p.m. on Coastal Highway, or may have observed a male subject walking in the area of Country Living Road, Godwin School Road, or Hardscrabble Road at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident A map with further details including the timeline and route of travel is attached. The crime scene photo of the taxi is also attached.

No further investigative details to be released at this time as to not compromise the integrity of continued investigative efforts.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Homicide Detective Mark Ryde at 302-299-6102 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/ Information can also be provided to the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com

Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Escaped Ohio School Shooter Captured, Police Say

Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria who escaped from prison Thursday night.

Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane was captured early Friday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Lima said.

"We got him...... One more to go," Lima police tweeted around 2 a.m. They said Lane had been returned to prison.

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Toy Drive

Following the success of the 2013 Maryland State Police Easton Barrack and Trappe Police Department “Bears That Care” Toy Drive we are proud to announce the 2014 “Bears That Care” Toy Drive. In 2013 the toy drive helped over 200 families and 560 children to have a better holiday. In addition to serving local families the toy drive also donated toys to the Easton Memorial Pediatric ward and to local churches. We look forward to continuing the tradition of helping the community we serve. The toy drive has continued to grow over the past 16 years with the help of the community and local law enforcement agencies. We want to extend a special thanks to all that helped with the Toy Drive making it a memorable year.

The FIRST application day will be September 15, 2014 0900am to 300pm at the Easton Barrack.

The 2014 toy drive has begun as we are accepting donations. Our deadline for toys being donated will be December 19, 2014. Police will collect toys (new and unwrapped), jackets and gloves for local children whose families are in need this Christmas. Donations are also accepted 24 hours a day at the Easton Barrack, 7053 Ocean Gateway.

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SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell indicted

COLUMBIA - House Speaker Bobby Harrell used his campaign account for tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses, prosecutors alleged today in a nine-count indictment.

Harrell used more than $70,000 for salary paid to an administrative assistant for his insurance business, and used the campaign account "to pay credit card debt and to pay for goods or services for his home, family and friends that were not for any purposes related to his campaign for or position in the South Carolina House of Representatives," the indictment by a Richland County grand jury alleges.

The indictment also alleges a series of reimbursements Harrell made to himself for non-existent trips.

Harrell, leader of the House since 2005, has previously denied any wrongdoing.

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