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Saturday, October 11, 2014

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House Democrats In Triage Mode

House Democrats are pulling ads from a formerly competitive Northern Virginia House race, a sign that they are in triage mode as well-heeled outside groups pour money into Senate races instead, Roll Call reports.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee canceled $2.8 million in ads to help Virginia Democratic candidate John Foust, who is running for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) against GOP candidate Barbara Comstock.

Instead, they are putting $2 million in to help incumbent Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), a freshman lawmaker in a seat formerly held by Republican Dan Lungren.

Bera is in a tough race with former-Rep. Doug Ose and outside groups have put serious money in to help defeat him.

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Worcester County Sheriff's Office Went Above And Beyond For This Young Man

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

The evening shift has went above and beyond for this young man in Berlin working on a school project. Great work to all involved! Way to represent the Sheriff's Office! As you can see, he was very excited!








Is Obama really that toxic now? Prominent Dem candidate repeatedly refuses to admit she voted for president

A Democrat running for the Senate in Kentucky is so worried about the negative effect being associated with President Barack Obama could have on her campaign, she wouldn't even admit to voting for him on Thursday when asked by a newspaper about her past support for her party's leader.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to reveal her vote in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections to the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board during an endorsement interview yesterday, claiming 'this election isn't about the president.'

Pressed to give a simple yes or no answer, Grimes, who has been open about her support for Obama in the past, began talking about how she backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary and tied herself to former president Bill Clinton's policies.

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U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Refuses To Hang Army Ranger's Jacket

U.S. Airways has found itself in a public relations firestorm after a flight attendant reportedly refused to allow an Army Ranger to hang his uniform jacket in a closet on the aircraft.

Fellow passengers say that during the flight from Portland, Oregon, to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, First Sgt. Albert Marle wanted to keep his Army uniform jacket from wrinkling and asked to hang it up, but the flight attendant flatly refused, saying that closet space was reserved for first-class passengers.

Cliff Autrey - a passenger on the flight who witnessed the harsh treatment of Sgt. Marle - joined Anna Kooiman on Fox and Friends Weekend this morning and explained that he tried to give up his first-class seat to the serviceman, but he and others were warned by the attendant not to intervene.

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Union Workers Protest Obama's EPA Regs: 'Don’t Even Mention His Name'

(CNSNews.com) - The United Mine Workers of America held a rally Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to protest Environmental Protection Agency regulations that they claim would destroy the nation’s coal industry and coal-related jobs while doing nothing to address climate change.

On Tuesday, current and retired workers convened at Freedom Plaza, then marched to EPA offices to protest EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, part of President Obama’s larger climate-change agenda, which aims to cut carbon pollution by imposing state-by-state emissions standards and fines for failure to meet those standards.

CNSNews.com asked protesters, “If you could tell President Obama anything about these regulations today, what would you say?”

“Don’t even mention his name,” one protester said. “He’s the one stirring up a lot of the problems we’re having now with these coal-fired plants.”

“I wish [Obama] could walk a day in our shoes, let him come down to the mines and talk to us but I wish he could get down on our level and see what it’s doing to the coal industry, cause it’s sure – he and the EPA industry are sure ruining it,” said another protester.

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A Surefire Plan To Fix The Secret Service


Dan Bongino offers strategy to re-establish public trust and confidence in agency.
 
The words “worthy of trust and confidence” are emblazoned across the halls of nearly every Secret Service office around the world. Recent security failures have damaged both the public’s trust and confidence in the agency, and politically driven fixes will do nothing but lay a foundation for yet more security breaches. To have confidence in security, one must have confidence in the organization that provides that security.

While the agents and officers of the Secret Service are the best security professionals in the world, the organizational system they work under institutionalizes mission creep, stifles operational feedback, creates bureaucracy and ignores their needs.

Fortunately, common-sense reforms do not come with partisan baggage and budget growth that stops initiative and problem-solving in Washington, D.C.
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Rand Paul storms 32 states, 60% of nation, to help GOP win Senate

Phosphorus Reduction Of Dairy Manure To Be Studied On Shore

RIDGELY — Research on an agriculture management practice aimed at dairy farms is coming to an Eastern Shore dairy operation.

A $75,000 grant announcement came from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Wednesday, Oct. 8 that, working in partnership with several other organizations, has been studying for three years a way to remove phosphorus from cow manure.
 

MDA Secretary Buddy Hance said dairy farmers already work with variable price cycles, and that providing them with a way to effectively improve nutrient management in their operation will allow them to stay economically viable.

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This Is The Safe That Killed Whiskey Distiller Jack Daniel

One of the surprising moments on the Jack Daniel Distillery tour in Lynchburg, Tenn. was seeing the thing that killed the famous whiskey founder.

Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel ran away from home when he was seven, some time in the 1850s, and moved in with Reverend Dan Call and helped him with his whiskey business. Call later adopted Jack and eventually sold him his whiskey business.

"Church people started talking about how the minister was working for God on Sunday and then making liquor on Monday. In order to keep the church family happy the Minister sold the business to Jack for $25," said distillery guide Jesse James.

Decades later Daniel came into work early one morning before anyone else had arrived at the distillery. He wanted to complete some paperwork and needed to open the safe. He had trouble remembering the combination, however, and grew so frustrated that he kicked the safe with his left foot.

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Poll: Majority In Md. Back Blue Crab Harvest Ban

EASTON — A Goucher College poll released Wednesday, Oct. 8 found that a majority of Marylanders would support a one-year moratorium on blue crab harvesting.

The poll comes at a time when concern has risen over the decline in blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay.

After the slow start to crab season this past spring, Maryland officials said the female spawning population of crabs was just below the comfort, or threshold, level of 70 million Bay-wide, far away from the target of 215 million, according to the Bay winter dredge survey.

According to the poll, 62 percent of Maryland residents would support a one-year moratorium on blue crab harvesting, and 26 percent would oppose the year-long harvest ban.
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Maryland Firefighters endorse Larry Hogan for Maryland Governor


Ken Timmerman to speak to Republican women on the truth behind Benghazi


City Secures Legal Firm For Boardwalk Review

With the peak season of 2015 only eight months away – practically the blink of an eye in the legal world – the Town of Ocean City has committed to proceeding with a review of its embattled policies regarding Boardwalk street performers.

Last month, it became known that the city had interviewed and was considering two outside legal firms that specialize in constitutional law to review the city’s strategy regarding the sticky First Amendment issue.

“The council has now authorized me to retain the Venable Law Firm in Baltimore,” City Solicitor Guy Ayres said this week. “They’re working up a timetable now with the course of action they intend to follow. I expect to have something back shortly.”

Complaints from visitors and business owners about Boardwalk performers have risen steadily in over the past several years, and sharply over this past summer season, particularly with the addition of a pole dancer, albeit a clothed one.

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Loophole gives Illinois teacher union bosses extra state pensions

Taxpayers on hook for millions in retirement benefits unrelated to teaching

Thanks to a loophole created by the Illinois legislature, retired teacher union leaders are getting pension credit for the years they did union work after leaving the classroom. The arrangement has put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in retirement benefits unrelated to teaching, and further drained an already overburdened state pension fund.

Collectively, 40 retired union leaders draw $408,136 per month in Illinois teachers’ retirement pension, or $4.9 million per year, according to data generated at the request of The Washington Times by OpenTheBooks.com, an online portal aggregating 1.3 billion lines of federal, state and local spending records.

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This ‘Amazing Wedding Event’ Is Exactly What These ‘Girls Dreamed’ of, But Probably Not Something They Ever Wanted to Do

It was an “amazing wedding event” that these three “girls dreamed” of — yet, it’s probably not something they ever wanted to do.

Kaitlin Peters, 21, and her two sisters, 13-year-old Isabella and 15-year-old Kendle, always envisioned sharing a father-daughter dance with their dad Kelvin at their actual weddings.

However, when a sudden diagnosis of terminal cancer gave their father only a few months to live, the Peters sisters knew what they had to do. With the help of several local vendors, Kaitlin, Isabella and Kendle put together a mock wedding to share the special moment with their dying dad.

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Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan

There are some who believe that the next great financial crash will not begin in the United States. Instead, they are convinced that a financial crisis that begins in Europe or in Japan (or both) will end up spreading across the globe and take down the U.S. too.

Time will tell if they are ultimately correct, but even now there are signs that financial trouble is already starting to erupt in both Germany and Japan. German stocks have declined 10 percent since July, and that puts them in “correction” territory. In Japan, the economy is a total mess right now. According to figures that were just released, Japanese GDP contracted at a 7.1 percent annualized rate during the second quarter and private consumption contracted at a 19 percent annualized rate. Could a financial collapse in either of those nations be the catalyst that sets off financial dominoes all over the planet?

This week, the worst German industrial production figure since 2009 rattled global financial markets. Germany is supposed to be the economic “rock” of Europe, but at this point that “rock” is starting to show cracks.

And certainly the civil war in Ukraine and the growing Ebola crisis are not helping things either. German investors are becoming increasingly jittery, and as I mentioned above the German stock market has already declined 10 percent since July

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Democrats on defensive over role of government

Things are spinning out of control. Out of control, at least, by government, and by the United States government in particular. You don’t have to spend much time reading the news — or monitoring your Twitter feed — to get that impression. Armed fighting in Ukraine. Islamic State beheadings in Iraq and Syria. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong.

Ebola spreading from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to Dallas, Texas, where 100 people were exposed to the Liberian who lied to airport screeners and arrived in the United States with the disease. Or the Spanish nurse who came down with the disease.

No wonder embattled Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., stumbled when asked whether the Obama administration was handling Ebola well. He ran an ad in August accusing his Republican opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, of somehow leaving the nation unprepared for the epidemic. But Pryor had nothing coherent to say this week.

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NORTHSIDE PARK WELCOMES GHOULS & GOBLINS

On Sunday, October 26, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Halloween spirits will fill Northside Park in Ocean City again as Ocean City Recreation and Parks hosts its “Halloween Spook-Out Party.” This annual holiday program delights families each year at a cost of only one bag of candy per child.

The party will take place at Northside Park Recreation Complex, 125th Street, Bayside, in Ocean City. Activities will include carnival games, arts and crafts, hayrides and costume contests. Complimentary snacks will be made available and prizes will be awarded for top costumes. Participants of all ages are welcome.

There is no pre-registration required for the event. Entrance fee is one bag of individually wrapped candy per child.

For more information, visit our website at www.oceancitymd.gov or contact Ocean City Recreation and Parks at 410.250.0125.

Police Report Details Brawl Involving Palin Family

No charges will be filed in a drunken melee that took place Sept. 6 in Wasilla, Ala., involving Sarah Palin and most of her family.

According to a police report released Thursday by Talking Points Memo, at least two separate fights broke out during a birthday party for twin brothers, Matthew and Marc McKenna.

The first fight involved Todd and Sarah’s son, Track Palin, who ended up bloody and without a shirt on. The second involved Bristol Palin, a former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, who witnesses said punched a man in the face six times.

According to the police report, Track said that several men were taunting Bristol and his other sister Willow, making them cry. When Track decided to leave the party, he said that a friend of his was assaulted by a group of men. This led to a street brawl which left Track bleeding from the face without a shirt on.

According to the police report, Bristol claimed that a man named Korey Klingenmeyer, who owned the house where the party was being thrown, called her a “slut” and pushed her to the ground.

She also claimed that someone stole her shoes and sunglasses and dragged her across the ground by her feet.

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SFD Calls For Service 10-10-14

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U.S. Officials: Ebola Could Spread through Open Southern Border

Open-Border Policy May Spread Ebola

Preface:
We understand that Honduran children are fleeing death squads, and that the U.S. is at least partly responsible. But even for those who are for an open immigration policy – and are not worried about ISIS sneaking through the U.S. border – Ebola changes the equation.

Forget whacky people making alarmist statements … what do officials with actual responsibility for security say?

Well, the head of the U.S. Southern Command – the branch of the U.S. military responsible for all U.S. military activities in South America and Central America - says:

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Passenger With Ebola Symptoms Quarantined At Las Vegas

Six ambulances have surrounded a plane this morning at McCarran International Airport amid reports that a passenger on a Delta flight from New York is showing symptoms similar to Ebola, according to NBC3 local news.

Delta Airlines Flight 404 at Terminal 1, Gate D40 is the focus of the medical response.

UMC officials say they have been placed on stand-by to receive patients.

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Lt. Gov. Brown boasts about his botched health exchange; $288 million was wasted on website

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Yesterday, at a gubernatorial forum on disabilities at the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown trumpeted his rollout of Maryland’s botched health care exchange: “I’ve had the opportunity to lead the effort to expand access to affordable, quality health care to almost half-a-million Marylanders.”

Larry Hogan responded, “Meanwhile, here in the real world, of which Anthony Brown knows no part, Marylanders saw their premiums rise by up to 30 percent and learned they couldn’t keep their doctors. So much for access and affordability.”

“As you know, I’ve led the effort on the Affordable Care Act that’s gotten a lot of attention over the last few months,” a smirking Anthony Brown continued in his speech.

Anthony Brown’s health care boondoggle actually got zero attention in the first debate on Oct. 7—not a single question was asked on the topic.

“The waste of $288 million of taxpayer dollars is nothing to smirk about, Lt. Gov. Brown,” said Hogan. “Think of all we could have done with that money—especially for the disabled community here in our state.”

Forty Tongues Spoken at Ebola Apartments in Dallas

Before the Centers for Disease Control could find those who came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to fall ill with Ebola in the U.S., it had to find people who could talk to them.

The Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Dallas, where Duncan arrived from Liberia last month, is home to residents from 80 countries who speak 40 different languages and dialects.

Many are refugees who stay long enough in the tattered neighborhood to get established before hunting for better housing, said R.J. Holt, a minister at nearby Park Cities Baptist Church, which works with other religious institutions to help them. They’re eager to escape deteriorating housing and crime in what was once a haven for affluent singles, Holt said.

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$500M Worth Of US-bought Planes Destroyed By Afghans, Sold As Scrap For 6 Cents A Pound

Sixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of nearly $500 million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around six cents per pound, prompting a government inquiry to determine why millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the ill-fated program.

The Department of Defense purchased for the AAF a total of 20 Italian-made G222 military transport planes at a cost of $486 million. However, the fleet was grounded in March 2013 “after sustained, serious performance, maintenance, and spare parts problems” were discovered, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

After sitting unused for some time on the tarmac at Kabul International Airport, the Afghan military decided to destroy 16 of the planes and sell the scrap metal for roughly 6 cents per pound, according to SIGAR, which has launched an investigation to determine how such a large amount of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the fleet.

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MSP Press Release 10-11-14 (Accident E/B Rt. 50 @ Backtown Rd)

Date and Time: Friday, October 10th, 2014 @ 12:06 PM
Case Number: 14-MSP-033116
Location: E/B Rt. 50 @ Backtown Rd.
Type of Collision: Single Vehicle
Vehicle #1: 2005, Green, Toyota Camery
Operator #1: Ms. Carole Reville Benner of Centreville, Maryland


Brief Synopsis
On 10/10/2014 at 12:06 PM, Carole R. Benner was traveling E/B on Rt. 50 nearing Backtown Rd., when her vehicle travelled into the center median, striking a metal guardrail. Benner’s vehicle flipped onto its roof coming to rest in the eastbound travel portion of the roadway. Benner was flown by Trooper 6 to Baltimore Shock Trauma for non-life threatening injuries. Maryland State Police, Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Trappe Police Department along with Trappe Fire Department responded to the scene. The road was closed approximately an hour.

Charges  -PENDING-

Investigating Trooper: S/Tpr. Ian C. Rola #2705
Commander: Lieutenant Ryan Bricker
Assistant Commander: First Sergeant Robert A. Phillips
Criminal Investigation Supervisor: Detective Sergeant Mitchel A. Parke

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California Law Requires Doctors To Undergo LGBT Re-education

As if there weren’t enough problems in California thanks to Obamacare, what with doctors retiring early, moving to other states, refusing to participate in the Ocare exchange, refusing to take new Medicare/Medicaid patients, the California government seems determined to drive doctors out

(Breitbart) Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a law requiring that California health care providers be trained to better understand the specific health needs of the LGBT community.

The law is meant to target inequities in medical treatment for LGBT patients who, according to the San Francisco Examiner, suffer from a lack of provider understanding of gay and transgendered health issues.

Assemblyman Richard Gordon, D-Menlo Park, who authored the original bill AB 496, contends that LGBT patients have a variety of negative experiences with doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Lesbian couples complain that they have difficulty finding OB-GYN doctors willing to counsel them with in vitro fertilization options. Gordon adds that gays and lesbians criticize hospital staff for not treating them with respect while visiting their hospitalized life partners.

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Civil rights icon turned away at event celebrating black luminaries; Boyd Rutherford calls incident “shameful”

ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Wednesday, Oct. 1, Dr. Helena Hicks, 80, a lifelong Baltimore City resident and civil rights activist was turned away from a Baltimore museum exhibit opening meant to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of civil rights freedom fighters.

The incident took place at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, where a new exhibit, “Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power,” is on display. The exhibit features portraits of prominent Maryland leaders of the civil rights and black power movements, including Dr. Hicks, Simeon Booker, Dr. Maulana Karenga, and Robert Houston, all of whom were photographed by Maryland photographer J.M. Giordano.

Dr. Hicks is best known for staging, along with her fellow Morgan State classmates, a 1955 impromptu sit-in at the lunch counter of the Read’s drug store at Howard and Lexington streets in Baltimore, peacefully demanding that African-Americans be served. The protest worked: That month, the retail chain began serving all patrons, black and white, at all of its 37 Baltimore-area lunch counters.

The executive director of the museum, Dr. A. Skipp Sanders, had invited Dr. Hicks to be part of an “opening day talk” that would coincide with the Oct. 1 opening of the exhibit. Dr. Hicks objected to participating on the panel with Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a former Black Panther who was convicted of killing a Baltimore police officer.

When Dr. Hicks tried to gain entrance to the museum the evening of Oct. 1 to see the photo exhibit, which featured her portrait, she was turned away by security guards who had been instructed by Dr. Sanders not to let her in because he feared she would be “disruptive” to the event.

Dr. Hicks’ portrait was still unveiled the night of the opening, according to attendees.

“The executive director of the museum and I have a different definition of ‘black power,’” Dr. Hicks said. “To me, black power means blacks working for economic independence, access to quality education, and the right to live where we want to live. Black power is not about power from a gun.”

“I am sickened to learn about the way my friend Helena was treated,” said Boyd Rutherford, a longtime friend of Dr. Hicks and candidate for Lt. Governor of Maryland. “Dr. Hicks helped desegregate a private facility 60 years ago, and yet here she is today, excluded from a public facility. To deny access to Helena, a civil rights icon, because of a difference of opinion is the very antithesis of what the civil rights movement was all about. It’s shameful.”

“When I served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services from 2003 to 2006, my team at DGS managed the contract, budget, and construction of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, a project of which I am extremely proud,” Rutherford added. “I also had the honor of participating in the groundbreaking ceremony and events surrounding the opening of the museum, which was meant to showcase, through beautiful artwork, the struggles and accomplishments of Maryland’s black leaders. To say I am disappointed in the actions of the museum’s leader is an understatement.”

Ocean City: The Most Expensive Homeowners Insurance In Maryland

Ocean City’s homeowners insurance costs are 43 percent more expensive than the state average, according to a recent study conducted by Value Penguin, a personal finance research company.

Maryland is the 20th cheapest area for homeowners insurance in the United States. At the same time, Ocean City homeowners pay an average of $1,766 per year and are number one in the state for highest homeowners insurance.

A major reason for that is obvious: Ocean City residents are paying more for homeowners insurance because of its location. The city is nestled along the Atlantic coast and many properties are within miles of the beach. Large storms and hurricanes come up the coastline bringing damaging wind and rain, which can make homes a liability and dramatically raise the costs to protect.

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MARYLAND POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION ADOPTS TRAINING OBJECTIVES FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSION

Program will better prepare officers for interaction with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

BALTIMORE
– On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, members of the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Inclusion Commission) appeared before the Maryland Police Training Commission to discuss training objectives for a comprehensive inclusion training program for law enforcement recruits at the academy level. The recommendations were presented by Commission members George P. Failla, Jr., Acting Secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities, Charles W. Rapp, Executive Director of the Police and Correctional Training Commissions and Joanna Person, Executive Director of the Arc of Frederick County. The Police Training Commission unanimously adopted the training objectives at the meeting.

"We established the Commission last year to better educate people who interact with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As part of their work, Chairman Tim Shriver and his fellow commissioners were able to contribute positively to the proposal approved today," said Governor O'Malley. "I applaud today's action by the Police Training Commission, which will help Marylanders receive the protections they deserve. Together, we'll continue to work toward ensuring that we respect the dignity of every individual in our State."

“These new state-wide training guidelines will help our police officers work with the community to ensure that all Marylanders have access to the protection and rights they deserve,” said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. “We will continue to partner with local law enforcement, advocates, and families to support Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and help every one of our neighbors feel safe in their homes and in their neighborhoods.”

The Inclusion Commission was created through Executive Order by Governor O’Malley on September 17, 2013, in part as a response to the circumstances surrounding the death of Frederick County resident Ethan Saylor, an individual with Down syndrome. The Commission was asked to develop recommendations about the types of training standards that Maryland should adopt to educate law enforcement officers who interact with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and the best approaches to ensure that people with IDD are safe, understood and included in the community.

MSP Press Release 10-11-14 (Fugitive from Delaware)

Case Information

Date and Time: 10-06-2014 @ 1354 hours
Case Number: 14-MSP-032668
Location: 4011 Bradley Circle, Hurlock, MD 21643
Crime: Fugitive from Delaware
Accused: Zena Marie Foreman, 33

Brief Synopsis
On 10-06-2014, the Delaware State Police requested the assistance of MSP Easton in locating Zena Marie Foreman on an outstanding warrant for Theft and Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. Upon responding to 4011 Bradley Circle, Hurlock, MD, Ms. Foreman was located and arrested. She was subsequently held without bond pending extradition proceedings with Delaware.

Charges -Fugitive-


Investigating Trooper: M. Tpr. K. B. Jenkins
Commander: Lieutenant Ryan Bricker
Assistant Commander: First Sergeant Robert A. Phillips
Criminal Investigation Supervisor: Detective Sergeant Mitchel A. Parke

Dogs Found In Salisbury

Found two dogs on Windham Court in Salisbury 410-430-7124

Angry protesters target ‘wealthy’ whites; vandalize home, burn US flags, assault reporter, call for officer’s death

The streets of Ferguson were literally on fire Thursday night with protesters chanting for the death of Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who fatally shot Michael Brown. They also vandalized homes, committed assaults, blocked traffic and threw knives at police. This is hot on the heels of the shooting of a black teen with a lengthy criminal record on Wednesday.

Police say felon Vonderrit D. Myers fired 3 shots at a white office before being shot and killed. Myers’ parents maintain that he was unarmed at the time of the shooting but Myers’ had a felony gun conviction on his record and was wearing an ankle monitor while a stolen 9mm Ruger was found at the scene.

Despite all of the evidence that the shooting was justified, the crowd in Ferguson remained undeterred. Seemingly oblivious or unconcerned with the facts of the Myers case the protesters have used this latest police shooting as a springboard to fuel more unrest.

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Judicial Watch President: Holder Resigned Over Judge's Fast & Furious Ruling

(CNSNews.com) – Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton says he has “no doubt” that a Sept. 23 federal court order requiring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over an index of documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal by October 22 prompted the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder two days later.

“There’s no doubt the writing was on the wall between Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal circling around the Justice Department. He did not want to be a person of interest in Washington discussions when more information about Fast and Furious came out,” Fitton told CNSNews.com.

“And the Washington way is that [when] bad things happen, get out of Dodge and hope everyone forgets.”

But Fitton pointed out that the underlying issues exposed by what he called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “insanely reckless” gun tracking program that resulted in the 2010 death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an estimated 300 Mexicans make that unlikely.

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College Students Pitch In To Tip Delivery Driver $1,268 For Two Pizzas

Tipping a lot for pizza isn’t unusual — how else can one adequately express thanks for delivering a cheesey piece of heaven? — but in most cases, “a lot” means maybe $10. But when a bunch of college students pooled their resources to make one pizza guy’s night, they managed to drop a pretty hefty chunk of change on just two pizzas, giving him a $1,268 tip.

Students at Indiana Wesleyan University surprised the pizza delivery guy when he showed up to the university’s chapel service, reports WISHTV.com. He figured it was just a normal delivery, totaling $12.50 for the two pies… until he was invited up on stage by the chapel’s speaker.

The speaker had handed out note cards to students to write the man a note, and encouraged them to pitch in to give the man “the biggest tip of his life,” which also included $70 in gift cards.

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Maryland’s First Seasonal Flu Case Reported; Vaccination Is Your Best Protection For You And Your Loved Ones

BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2012) - Seasonal influenza has officially arrived in Maryland, with a confirmed case, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) announced today. The first laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been diagnosed in an adult on the Eastern Shore. The individual was hospitalized but has been released. The flu strain was A (H3). This year's influenza formation includes the A (H3N2) strain. Last season, the first confirmed case of influenza was reported on October 3, 2013.

"Individuals can help prevent influenza infection by getting the flu vaccine, said Dr. Laura Herrera, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services. "Vaccine is available throughout the state.”

The virus that causes influenza spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing, as well as through direct contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces or objects. Symptoms usually begin one to four days after being exposed to the virus, and include fever, body aches, fatigue, coughing, and sore throat.

Up to 35% of Your Cell Phone Bill May be Taxes

Ever try make sense of your cell phone bill? Good luck with that.

Not only will you see 9-1-1 fees, you'll also find franchise taxes, utility sales taxes and mysteriously named surcharges like the MCTD, TRS or PUC.

On average, customers pay 17.1% of their bill in federal, state and local taxes and fees. But in some states, the average charges can run as high as 24% of the bill, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation.

Some city residents, meanwhile, end up paying even more: Up to 35%, thanks to per-line fees and other charges.

All in, wireless customers end up paying tax and fee rates that are about twice as much as the average sales tax rate on other goods and services, the Tax Foundation found.

Here's how it breaks down: First, there's the 5.82% federal charge, which is part excise tax and part Universal Service Fund charge.

After that, how much more you pay depends on where you live.

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Daily Times Staffer, Nothing Has Changed


Born 11/1994, you do the math.

Fruitland Falcons Football Today

FOOTBALL IS ON AS SCHEDULED.. BRING YOUR UMBRELLA

Field Hockey is cancelled and we will not be making up this weekends games.

You can visit our site at www.falconsyouthsports.org

HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 10-11-14

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

From the time in 1922 that the idea of a Normal School in Salisburywas necessary to the opening of the first classes in September, 1925, a number of steps had to be taken. Initially, a tract of land consisting of 29 acres was purchased from the W. F. Allen Company. This land had formerly been used as a peach orchard. An architect was engaged to design the main building in the Colonial style, which is now named Holloway Hall. The main building had a wing on the north end that had four classrooms for seven primary classes. The students used these to learn the rudimentary skills required to teach at the many small rural schools. This was the aim of the school when it was first opened. The two year course was all that was required. After completing these two years, and teaching at least two years to fulfill the obligation to the State, the ambitious teacher was in a position to win the B.S. degree in education. This was a lot more education than was required some 30 years earlier. Before the turn of the century, the only requirement was for someone to finish the required nine grades and assist a teacher in a small rural school for one year. After that they were a full-fledged teacher. Women teachers were not allowed to be married.

For years, I thought that the first graduating class would have been 1927. Then, I ran across a 1926 yearbook. It had a graduating class and I noted that all of the graduates had attended another Normal School during the previous year. The yearbook was named the Evergreen, a name that has survived to this day. The original graduating class consisted of 30 girls – no boys. The total attendance at the school was 105. I think the enrollment is now closer to 7,000.

The original name of the school was the Maryland State Normal School. It has undergone many name changes over the years, the first being toSalisbury State Teachers College in 1935. By this time it was a four-year school. The third year was added in 1931 and the fourth year was added in 1934. Memorabilia from the early years are often overlooked because not many people associate MSNS with the school. It only went by this name for 10 years and it was fairly small for this duration.

The next name change was not until 1963 when it became accredited for awarding degrees in fields other than teaching. It was then known as Salisbury State College. It has since had two more name changes. The first was to Salisbury State University and shortly after that to just Salisbury University.

A Letter To The Editor 10-11-14

Dear Editor:

Recently we've been seeing lots of political advertising on television and in the newspapers touting all the wonderful things politicians have been able to bring home to the shore.

It appears said politicians think their constituents believe money does actually “grow on trees”.

The money that pays for all of these wonderful things is OUR money – the government has none of its own – it only has what it takes from the citizens through taxes and fees. And most of these wonderful things are also financed by bonds, which is a debt we are laying on our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The interest on the bonds also greatly increases the actual costs of these wonderful things.

There are also “trade-offs” involved, i.e., politician “A” agrees to support a wonderful thing in politician “B's” district in exchange for politician “B's” support for a wonderful thing in politician “A's” district. I believe if the citizens of the Lower Shore understood some of these “trade-offs” they would be more than a little concerned.

I encourage my fellow citizens to please check on the voting records of the incumbents running for office.

Sincerely,

Carol Frazier

State Trooper Racial Slur Complaint Reinstated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland appeals court has reinstated a legal complaint seeking details about the internal investigation of a state trooper who used a racial slur in a voicemail message to a Somerset County woman.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state's intermediate appellate court, issued the ruling this week.

The case involves a 2009 voicemail message state police Sgt. John Maiello left on Teleta Dashiell's voicemail. He can be heard using the N-word in conversation with another trooper, apparently after he believed he had hung up.

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Top 5 Medicinal Foods for Super Immunity

Healing occurs from the inside out. Another way of saying that is you are what you eat. There are countless healthful foods available to the average modern consumer. Many of these foods—grown locally, eaten in-season, and loaded with nutrients—can help you prevent illness and maintain a healthy body weight, immune system, and more. Some can simply be life-saving medicinal foods.

So which foods pack the most medicinal punch? Which are tops when it comes to healing disease and illness? You have likely heard of them before if you are an avid reader of NaturalSociety. Here are my top choices of medicinal foods:
1. Ginger

Used throughout the ages for its healing properties (like many foods on this list), ginger been linked to: cancer prevention, anti-inflammatory benefits, sore throat and upset stomach relief, and more. Perhaps the simplest and quickest way ginger can provide healing benefits is in the treatment of stomach distress including nausea, heartburn, and bloating. The root is easy to incorporate into your cooking, too.

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FACILITIES TASK FORCE REPORT TAKES LONG-RANGE VIEW OF WICOMICO SCHOOL SYSTEM BUILDING NEEDS; PUBLIC INPUT WELCOME

The Wicomico County Board of Education accepted the Facilities Task Force Long-Range Planning Report in July after months of study by the task force team. The Board and school system staff are now taking public input and making presentations on the report, whose recommendations address school facilities plans for the next 50 years.

The report recommends the school system take a comprehensive, integrated approach to maintaining and improving its school facilities, including replacing some school buildings, changing some grade configurations, and relocating some programs to more effectively serve students. By carefully planning this integrated approach, the school system can save money, prevent crisis situations caused by failing facilities, and improve student services.

“In recent years, we have had to wait five years between major projects because we can only build or replace a school when we have state and county funding to do it. On that schedule, addressing the facility needs of our school system one building at a time won’t work,” said Dr. John Fredericksen, Superintendent of Schools. “This report provides a possible blueprint for meeting the many facility needs while making some program adjustments that would allow us to redirect our limited resources into the classroom. We anticipate changes to the overall plan as we move forward as specialized funding becomes available or as components fail prematurely. This plan helps us adjust the interrelated parts to minimize costs and maximize benefits.”

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Doctors Bracing To Battle Enterovirus; 10 Confirmed Cases In Md.

It’s the largest outbreak of enterovirus D68 ever recorded, and new cases are coming in every day. There have been ten confirmed in just the last three weeks.

Now doctors want parents to be vigilant about any possible symptoms they see.

Christie Ileto reports.

Preschooler Eli Waller is the first confirmed death of enterovirus D68 this year. His father says he had no cold, no fever, no clear symptoms.

“I put him to bed about 7 o’clock, and the next morning, he was no longer with us,” father Andy Waller said.

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The Greater Salisbury Committee News Release 10-11-14



Are Tiny Houses A Viable Affordable Housing Solution?

Last month's well attended climate march in New York City showed that we are finally recognizing the harmful effects of our fossil-fuel driven economy on the planet. Some Americans looking to shrink their carbon footprint are doing so by shrinking their homes, opting to live in ultra-compact houses, often referred to as "tiny houses."

Increasingly, these small homes are also being considered as models for affordable housing that could serve as a place for the homeless to find some stability and, perhaps, live permanently. In such varied locations as Portland, Oregon, upstate New York, Austin, Texas and Madison, Wisconsin, local advocates for the homeless have constructed communities of tiny houses.

One of the chief benefits of living in a small space (referred to by some who practice it as "micro-living") is that it's cheap. An added bonus — and the reason for its initial appeal — is that it's environmentally sustainable.

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Dwarf took his 5ft 7in fiancée out for a romantic meal - only to be given a children's colouring book and crayons by waitress

A dwarf took his fiancée to a restaurant for a romantic meal and was handed a children's colouring book and crayons by a waitress.

James Lusted, 26, who is just 3ft 7in, was on a date with his 5ft 7in fiancée when the waitress picked up two menus and some crayons and a colouring book.

It was only when the waitress heard James's deep voice that she realised her embarrassing blunder.

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Amino Acid Arginine Found As Effective As Drugs For Glucose Metabolism And Diabetes

371 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, you may want to consider snacking on nuts to treat the condition. Supplementation with the amino acid arginine, commonly found in almonds and hazelnuts, could help to improve glucose metabolism by as much as 40%, according to new research in mice. The study shows that supplementation with the amino acid significantly improves glucose metabolism in both insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant metabolisms.

More than 371 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, of whom 90% are affected by lifestyle-related diabetes mellitus type 2 (type 2 diabetes). In new experiments, researchers from the University of Copenhagen working in collaboration with a research group at the University of Cincinnati, USA, have demonstrated that the amino acid arginine, found in salmon, eggs, and nuts, improves glucose metabolism significantly in both lean (insulin-sensitive) and obese (insulin-resistant) mice.

“In fact, the amino acid is just as effective as several well-established drugs for type 2 diabetics,” says postdoc Christoffer Clemmensen. He has conducted the new experiments based at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He is currently conducting research at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, the German Research Centre for Environmental Health in Munich.

Even better than nuts are less energy-dense foods such as salmon and eggs, said Clemmensen.

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Troopers Teaming Up for Columbus Day Weekend Traffic Initiative

15 states and 42 Delaware law enforcement agencies partnering to keep motorists safe this weekend

Dover - The Delaware State Police are joining forces with 14 other states and 42 Delaware law enforcement agencies in the continued “Drive to Save Lives” traffic enforcement campaign this weekend.

15 states that line Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida (Maine State Police, New Hampshire State Police, Massachusetts State Police, Rhode Island State Police, Connecticut State Police, New York State Police, New Jersey State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Delaware State Police, Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Georgia State Patrol, and the Florida Highway Patrol), will be participating in an intensified enforcement initiative, led and coordinated by the Delaware State Police.

This weekend’s traffic enforcement initiative is the second of the “Drive to Save Lives” campaign along the 1,920 mile Interstate I-95 corridor with the first initiated on May 17, 2014. That enforcement initiative produced 4,766 traffic arrests with 2,449 being speeding arrests.

“The Drive to Save Lives on I-95 initiative is being conducted in support of a nationwide campaign by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.” said Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr., Superintendent of the Delaware State Police. “The Drive to Save Lives campaign is a united effort by state police and highway patrol leaders, to reduce highway fatalities by 15 percent in 2014. More than 33,000 deaths occur each year on our nation’s roadways. Highway fatalities rank as one of the top 12 causes of death in the United States and it is the leading cause of death among teens.”

From Friday, October 10th to Monday, October 13th, law enforcement agencies in each state and all 42 law enforcement agencies in Delaware will conduct traffic initiatives along the 1,920 miles of I-95 and targeted roadways within their jurisdictions to keep motorists safe and reduce fatalities. This enforcement initiative will focus on aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeders, seatbelt use, pedestrian and motorcycle safety, as well as commercial vehicle safety and enforcement.

“The Delaware State Police are proud partners in the Drive to Save Lives initiative.” said Sergeant Paul G. Shavack, spokesman for the Delaware State Police. “The initiative displays the value of teamwork, along with the obligation of law enforcement to remain at the tip of the spear in providing public awareness to the dangers and risks of the leading contributing factors which cause fatalities, along with targeted enforcement efforts with the primary goal of reducing these tragedies.”

Delaware Troopers will be out in full force on Saturday conducting traffic enforcement initiatives statewide by ground and air, targeting the following roadways, as well as others:

New Castle County
I-95, I-495, SR-1

Kent County
SR-1

Sussex County
US 13
US 113
SR 1