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Friday, October 17, 2014

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'White Boy' Joe Biden Calls Tea Party 'Crazy' in Meeting with Black Clergy

Vice President Joe Biden is once again proving that his mouth has a mind of its own after meeting with a group of black clergymen in South Carolina. During the meeting Biden told attendees he is a "white boy" who thinks the Tea Party is "crazy" and a "different breed of cat, man."

CNN was afforded a written report of remarks Biden made among a gathering of ministers in a private meeting after a public campaign event at Allen University, a historically black university in Columbia.

Among some of the odd comments Biden made was his statement that he was "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington (Delaware)."

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Ebola in the Big Apple? CDC tells NYC to get ready

Federal health officials are focusing their attention on New York as a key potential Ebola point of entry, with a new report warning: “Ongoing transmission of Ebolavirus in West Africa could result in an infected person arriving in NYC.”

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that New York is key entry point for those coming in from West Africa, but apparently so far Ebola free.

“New York City is a frequent port of entry for travelers from West Africa, a home to communities of West African immigrants who travel back to their home countries, and a home to healthcare workers who travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients,” said the early warning report titled “Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease — New York City, 2014.”

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Va. to cut 565 jobs, shut Powhatan prison to close money gap

Virginia’s prison system is bearing the brunt of state spending cuts to close a revenue gap in this year’s budget, with layoffs of up to 506 employees in that field alone, and closure of a correctional center in Powhatan County, a work center in Augusta County, and a diversion center in Clarke County.

The layoffs in the Department of Corrections represent 90 percent of the 565 employees to be released throughout state executive branch agencies to help cut spending by $92.4 million this year under the strategy on which Gov. Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly budget leaders agreed in order to close a revenue shortfall projected at $2.4 billion in the two-year budget.

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Get Some Binoculars or a Telescope — You’re Going to Want to Catch This ‘Spectacular’ Event That Only Occurs Once in a Million Years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.

A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles at a speed of 126,000 mph.

NASA’s five robotic explorers at Mars – three orbiters and two rovers – are being repurposed to witness a comet named Siding Spring make its first known visit to the inner solar system. So are a European and an Indian spacecraft circling the red planet.

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Nearly 900,000 Illegal Aliens with Removal Orders Are Still in U.S. - 167,000 Are Convicted Criminals

Nearly 900,000 illegal aliens who have received a final order of removal are still in the United States - and about 167,000 of these are convicted criminals who were released by ICE and are currently at large, a new analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows.

According to the CIS's review,of a leaked Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) document, 883,000 total illegal aliens are legally required to leave the U.S, but are still here:

"As of the end of the 2014 fiscal year, there were approximately 167,000 convicted criminal aliens at large in the United States (released by ICE) who have been ordered removed and exhausted all appeals. In addition, there were approximately 716,000 deportable non-criminal aliens at large who have been ordered removed and exhausted all appeals."

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Westbound 50 Closed Due To Accident

 
The Westbound lanes of Route 50 in the area of Elks Lodge Road in Dorchester County due to an accident.  Trooper 6 is on scene to transport a patient. 

There are 2 patients.  A 23 year old female with a hip injury and another female with a pelvic injury. 

Ga. Court: Parents Can Be Held Liable For Children's Facebook Posts

 
A Georgia appeals court has ruled that parents can be held responsible for what their children post on Facebook.

The court found that the parents of a seventh-grade boy could be held liable for a Facebook page that their son created to imitate another student.

Court documents say that the student helped make a fake Facebook profile, imitating another student and claiming that the student was a gay, racist drug user. The parents allegedly punished their son after they found out about the Facebook profile, yet the profile remained active for nearly a year after the punishment, still accepting friend requests.

The court’s decision opens the door for a possible trial for the parents and their son.

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College files 631 lawsuits against students over unpaid tuition



VALHALLA, N.Y. – Students are finding out not only is there no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no free education, either.


New York’s Westchester Community College is turning to the courts with far greater frequency to collect money owed by former students, the Journal News reports.

Since the beginning of 2014, the college has filed 631 lawsuits against students over unpaid tuition.

So far this year, the Valhalla-based WCC has won $116,816 in judgments against 76 former students, according to the paper.

The Daily Voice notes, all told, WCC is owed $779,000.

Rockland Community College which uses debt collectors to recover unpaid student tuition. The company employs letters followed by phone calls.

RCC, meanwhile, has past due notices totaling $3,395,000.

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‘Governing for Results’ Series Focuses on Combating Domestic Violence in Maryland

ARNOLD, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today visited the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to announce the state has awarded $2.3 million in grants to organizations across Maryland under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The grants from the STOP (Services*Training*Officers*Prosecutors) VAWA Formula Grant Program will fund 73 projects by 57 organizations in every region of the state.

“One of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s 16 strategic goals is driving down violence against women and children,” said Governor O’Malley. “By working together with law enforcement personnel, our Congressional delegation, and state and local officials, we’ve driven down violence against women and children by 26 percent since 2006.”

The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is one organization receiving VAWA funding to provide victim services programs for survivors of domestic violence. The Governor’s visit is the latest in the ‘Governing For Results’ series, a statewide initiative to promote the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s 16 strategic goals, with today’s event highlighting progress towards reducing violent crimes against women and children.

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Ebola Exposed US Troops To Be Quarantined Near Washington DC

Any soldier exposed will immediately be brought back to US; UK will NOT bring back infected troops

A Defense Department memo indicates that military commanders will be given the authority to quarantine US troops returning from Ebola ravaged nations in a secure DoD facility for 21 days.

The memo, obtained by CNN, says that troops will be monitored at the facility, tested for Ebola, and treated there if necessary.

The memo does not specify the location of the facility that will house the troops, but an official speaking anonymously confirmed that it will likely be a site close to Washington DC.

With 500 troops already deployed to West Africa, and potentially 4000 in total authorized to ship out, the DC facility must be a large complex equipped to deal with and contain hazardous materials.

The CNN report says that the memo, which has not been made public, “spells out precise procedures for monitoring troops’ exposure and how any problems will be dealt with.”

It is said to explain that troops potentially exposed to bodily fluids of Ebola patients will be immediately evacuated from West Africa, shipped back into the US and quarantined at the military facility.

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Democrat lawmaker in gunfight with teens

Bullets fly in all directions on public street

Four teenagers have been charged with attempted homicide, robbery, assault and other counts after they allegedly tried to rob two state representatives only blocks from the Pennsylvania state capitol and ended up exchanging gunshots on a public street.

State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Scranton, formerly a prison guard for the Lackawanna County Prison, was walking along the street with Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, late Tuesday after a day of legislative work then dinner out, according to PennLive.com.

The men were confronted by a man who allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded their wallets, police reported.

According to Thom Welby, chief of staff for Flynn, one of the alleged attackers pulled the weapon and demanded money, “to which Rep. Flynn responded with some expressive language that they’re not getting anything from him.”

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2014 Wicomico County Vision Action Report

On Thursday, October 16th, Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and members of the Wicomico County Vision Action Team -- including stakeholders from Business, Academia, Local Government and Non-Government Organizations -- announced progress from a year and half-long initiative that brought community leaders together to develop on-going strategies and action items to serve as a comprehensive vision for Wicomico County.

County Executive Rick Pollitt identified the need for our unified effort to build upon the vision and common themes presented in various reports by taking the next step to develop goals and strategic action steps to accomplish those goals. At the press conference Vision Action Team members presented successes already realized as a result of sub-group initiatives under City/County Synergy, Education, Economic Development, Transportation, Watershed Improvement, Agriculture and Healthy Communities.

The 2014 Wicomico County Vision Action Report can be found on the county's website under the Transparency Portal.

3 Armed Men Break in and Threaten to Kill 8 People. What Happened Next Was Exactly What Should Have Happened.

When three Spanish-speaking males broke into a Harris County, Texas home, they probably thought they were going to walk right in and walk right out.

It is not known whether the men were in Texas illegally or not. But because of the lax enforcement of border laws in the state of Texas, the men might have thought burglarizing a home would be something they could easily get away with.

Little did they know one of them was about to lose his life.

Eight people were inside of the home when the men broke in. The grandmother, joined by her three granddaughters, were inside of the kitchen cooking breakfast at 4:30 a.m. when the armed men forced entry into the home.

The woman’s adult son heard the commotion, and when he heard the grandmother’s plea for the men “not to hurt the girls,” he sprung into action. As eight people were in the home at the time, he had to act quickly.

In true Texas fashion, the man quickly found himself in a standoff situation with the men. Before the men had a chance to respond, the son pulled the trigger and dropped one of the thugs like a bad habit.

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City of Salisbury Neighborhood Services Task Force Announces 2nd Service Week

The City of Salisbury Department of Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance, Salisbury Police Department, Salisbury Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and the Department of Building Permits & Inspections will be performing a saturation of City services in the Areas of Buena Vista Avenue to Washington Street and over to Snow Hill Road during the week of October 20 – 24, 2014.

During this effort, City departments will educate property owners and residents about property maintenance codes, available City services, and provide smoke detectors to those in need. The Department of Public Works will be performing street sweeping, tree trimming, water & sewer cleaning and inspections, sewer flushing, and spraying weeds with the weed busters program. The Salisbury Police Department will have the Princeton Avenue Substation open to the public during this effort.

“This effort continues our work in the areas between College Avenue and Snow Hill Road.” noted Mayor Jim Ireton. “Public Works is cleaning and maintaining streets, Salisbury Fire Department is making residences safer for citizens, the police are engaging in community policing initiatives, and Neighborhood Services is improving the quality of our housing stock. We build on the tremendous effort of the last saturation in Princeton Homes, which made it possible for us to identify street lights that needed fixing, potholes in streets, houses that were vacant and unregistered, and quite a few vehicles that hadn't moved in a long time. We appreciate citizens opening their doors and partnering with us in our efforts to increase the quality of the health and safety of our citizens.”

Any questions can be directed to Susan Phillips, Director, Neighborhood Services & Code Compliance (410) 341-9550.

'Who's the idiot with clipboard?'

Disbelief and panic as mystery man WITHOUT a hazmat suit is seen helping 2nd Ebola nurse board her plane to Atlanta, disposing waste and then boarding the jet

As news helicopters swarmed over Dallas' Love Field on Wednesday evening to watch the second U.S. nurse to contract Ebola board a private plane bound for Atlanta, one lone mysterious man stood out from the pack.

Holding a clipboard and directing the transfer, the unidentified man seemed to be the only person on the tarmac without protective clothing, wearing just a button down shirt and slacks.

While Ebola is not an airborne disease, his presence so close to patient Amber Vinson's medical team sparked fears after he was seen grabbing a container and hazmat trash bag from one of the workers' in full-protective gear and later boarding the flight.

He then flew with Vinson and the other hazmat-suited medical staff to Atlanta and local television crews spotted him with the stricken nurse as she disembarked at the airport in Georgia to be transferred to Emory University Hospital.

ABC News reports that the man is a supervisor for Phoenix Air, the company that flew Miss Vinson from Dallas to Atlanta.

When the plane landed in Atlanta, the man had still not donned any protective clothing and was seen openly interacting with Vinson and the other medical professionals caring for the nurse.

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City Water Shows No Legionella

Results came back negative for all six areas of the city’s water supply tested for Legionella, the bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s Disease.

Each site was in the vicinity of 145th Street, the area that tested positive for the disease a few weeks ago.

Officials launched the initial investigation after two visitors who had stayed at the Econo Lodge on the same street contracted Legionnaire’s Disease. It revealed the bacterium, which causes a form of pneumonia when a person inhales water vapor, steam or mist carrying it, in the motel’s water system and in a 145th Street fire hydrant.

“Luckily, all six test samples came back negative,” said Jessica Walters, communications manager for the Town of Ocean City.

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Unreal: With Ebola Crisis Raging, Obama Administration Started Streamlining Visas From West Africa in August

Not only is the Ebola crisis continuing to degrade, but the optics of how the White House has handled the situation are getting worse by the day too.

A new report published at Breitbart shows the Obama administration started expediting visas from West Africa in August as the Ebola was (and still is) raging out of control with a 70 percent mortality rate. According to the report, the man who died from Ebola in a Texas hospital after visiting Liberia, had his visa approved in the same month visas were being streamlined.
In short, the USCIS has been waiving fees, expediting the immigration process, and allowing extensions of visas for anyone coming from the three designated Ebola-stricken countries, provided that they are in the United States. The Free Republic blog reported that the law firm of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC, a Washington, D.C. area immigration firm, added a section to their website two days after the USCIS announcement, with more details about how these relief measures would work, including extensions of the time that the foreign national could remain in the United States, additional work permit opportunities, and even forgiveness for failure to appear at required interviews or submit required evidence. According to the Neufville firm, the new USCIS policies mean that "[i]ndividuals from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea currently in the United States may apply for an extension or change in status due to the Ebola Outbreak, even if their request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired." Otherwise stated, this means that someone from one of those countries who illegally overstayed their visa can now apply for an extension, or someone who arrived illegally can apply to get legal status.

Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died from Ebola earlier this month, had traveled to the United States after his visa was approved in August, the same month that USCIS announced the new relief measures.


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Medical Research Org CIDRAP: Ebola Transmittable by Air

The highly respected Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota just advised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) that “there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles,” including exhaled breath.

CIDRAP is warning that surgical facemasks do not prevent transmission of Ebola, and healthcare professionals (HCP) must immediately be outfitted with full-hooded protective gear and powered air-purifying respirators.

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From Signs To Stationery, Everything Changes With A New Md. Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A new Maryland governor is on his way into office and the signs they are a-changing.

Well, not quite yet.

From highway signs to website photos and even artwork, administration change affects more than just policy.

Transitioning from one governor to the next involves nearly every state agency and department. They plan, coordinate and take care of the multitude of small details that can often go unnoticed.
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MIKULSKI, CARDIN ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO FIGHT CRIME IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS MARYLAND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced that $6,062,413 in federal grant funding has been awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to municipalities across Maryland through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (BJAG) program. These funds will be used to support public safety activities and reduce violent crime as well as crimes against victims and children throughout Maryland.
 Senator Mikulski is Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, which fund DOJ. Senator Cardin is a member of the Senate Finance Committee.
 “I’ve heard from state and local police from all over Maryland and around the country that the lack of funding means fewer cops on our streets fighting gangs, drugs, and child predators and fewer prosecutions of criminals,” Chairwoman Mikulski said. “State and local law enforcement have been stretched and stressed, forced to do more with less. That’s why I continue fighting so hard to put this funding in the federal checkbook. I am committed to giving law enforcement the tools they need to protect community safety, protect our families and fight crime.”

Anthony Brown tax hikes will cost Marylanders an additional $10 billion by 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The 40 consecutive tax hikes levied by Anthony Brown and Martin O'Malley would cost Marylanders nearly $10 billion more by the end of 2018, in addition to the $10 billion taxpayers have already been saddled with in their first two terms in office.

"Anthony Brown and the current administration have taxed Maryland's economy into the ground," charged Larry Hogan. "Many of these taxes, such as the gas tax and others, hit working- and middle-class Marylanders the hardest. Anthony Brown has promised that he would not raise taxes as governor, but his record shows otherwise."

"If Anthony Brown was really concerned about providing relief for Marylanders, he wouldn’t be talking about another blue-ribbon commission with vague promises of examining the tax code. If he were serious about easing our tax burden, he would pledge to roll back these regressive taxes. It is becoming increasingly clear that the Brown-Ulman administration would be a third term of the O'Malley-Brown administration: more focused on political pet projects than providing relief in working Marylanders pocketbooks," Hogan continued. "In the last few weeks, Brown has tried to change his tone because he knows Marylanders are fed-up with the tax and spend mentality of the Lt. Governor and his allies in Annapolis."

"Maryland simply cannot afford four more years like the last eight; we need to get spending under control so we can begin to roll back as many of the 40 consecutive O'Malley-Brown tax increases as possible, and provide hardworking Marylanders some financial relief. That is what I have been advocating for the last three years, and that is exactly what will happen with Boyd Rutherford and I in the State House."

Tax increases from fiscal year 2008 – 2014 cost hardworking Marylanders $10.05 billion. These taxes are projected to cost taxpayers an additional $9.86 billion from 2015-2018, bringing the grand total to $19.91 billion.​

To view the complete report, click here.

Officials Responding To "Possible Ebola Situation" Near Pentagon

Arlington County Fire Department and Fairfax County HAZMAT Teams are on the scene after a woman - alleged to have recently traveled from Sierra Leone - fell ill and started vomiting in The Pentagon parking lot this morning. Arlington Public Health has activated its Emergency Operations Center to manage the incident.

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Breaking: Austin Resident Under Quarantine After Potential Ebola Exposure

Resident was on flight with second nurse infected with Ebola

Austin, Texas, health officials are monitoring a University of Texas student for Ebola after the student flew on the airline with the second nurse infected with the disease, according to a local radio station.

KLBJ 590AM reports:

The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (HHSD) is monitoring a Travis County resident who was a passenger on Frontier Airlines Flight #1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday night.

While the passenger is considered low risk, and was not in close proximity to the health care worker later identified with the Ebola virus, the Health and Human Services Department is following the appropriate protocols to ensure that the individual does not present symptoms of the virus.

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Ebola Scare in Houston After Woman Who Returned From Nigeria Found Dead

Hazmat team removes body from apartment

A hazmat team was called out to an apartment complex in Houston, Texas last night after a woman who recently returned from a trip to Nigeria was found dead.

SFD Calls For Service 10-16-14

  • Thursday October, 16 2014 @ 23:52Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 16 2014 @ 23:17Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 16 2014 @ 23:08Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Thursday October, 16 2014 @ 22:57 Nature: Natural CoverAddress: 815 Johnson St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Thursday October, 16 2014 @ 19:54Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Couple Charged in August Death of Child


New Castle - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has charged a 26 year old woman and her 35 year old boyfriend in connection with the death of her 4 year old daughter, which occurred in a New Castle motel in early August of 2014.

The incident occurred on August 8, 2014 at approximately 2:24 a.m. when the Delaware State Police Regional Communications Center (RECOM) received a call from the Budget Motor Lodge located at 140 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, reporting an emergency requesting assistance for 4 year old Autumn Milligan, who was found unresponsive on the floor of a motel room shared by her mother, identified as Tanasia C. Milligan-26 of New Castle, Delaware and the mother’s boyfriend, identified as Willie Reeder-35 of Wilmington, Delaware.

Autumn Milligan was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers along with the Division of Forensic Science launched a death investigation into the cause and manner of death, and the circumstances surrounding the death of the child.

An autopsy was conducted by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and it was determined that Autumn Milligan suffered multiple injuries including abdominal bruising that had been inflicted days prior to the death. The cause of death was ruled homicide by blunt force trauma.

After a thorough and comprehensive investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, Delaware Division of Forensic Science, along with review by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, Troopers obtained warrants on October 10, 2014 for Tanasia C. Milligan and Willie Reeder in connection with the death of Autumn Milligan.

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 Troopers were able to locate the couple while they were traveling in a vehicle in New Castle, Delaware. They were taken into custody without incident. They were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2 in Newark where they were formally charged with Murder by Abuse or Neglect 1st Degree Recklessly Causing the Death of a Child and Conspiracy 1stDegree.

Tanasia C. Milligan was arraigned and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $106,000 Cash Bond.

Willie Reeder was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $106,000 Cash Bond.

Brown-Ulman Campaign’s $450 million “school construction” ploy ignores audit finding “unsanitary conditions” in public schools; Dozens of school inspection reports not filed on time

Audit: “Deficiencies affecting the health and safety of its students and staff at these schools, such as unsanitary conditions, were disclosed.”

Annapolis, MD – Oct. 17, 2014 –
In a sign of increased desperation, a reclusive and embattled Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has sent Ken Ulman on the road to try to convince overtaxed Marylanders that Larry Hogan is going to cut school construction funds by $450 million, which is completely false.

At issue, the Hogan campaign highlighted an April 2013 audit of the $450 million Board of Public Works Interagency - Committee on School Construction (IAC), which found the O’Malley-Brown Administration had failed to file 75 percent of required school maintenance reports in a timely manner. More troubling, of the reports that were filed on time, numerous found “Deficiencies affecting the health and safety of its students and staff at these schools, such as unsanitary conditions.”

Instead of addressing the facts in the official state audit (attached) that management and leadership failures that may have placed at risk the health and safety of children and teachers, Anthony Brown is claiming that Hogan opposes the entire program.

According to Hogan spokesman Adam Dubitsky, “Anthony Brown will say anything to distract parents from an official audit which found that our children’s schools were failing maintenance inspections; the Lt. Governor is even trying to convince parents that we oppose the entire $450 million program. As governor, Larry Hogan will make it a job requirement for all agency heads to address outstanding audits within the first 90 days. And when our children and their teacher’s health and safety in schools is at risk because public servants aren’t doing their jobs, those in charge will be held accountable.”

Among the audit’s findings, the IAC had failed to issue reports on 75 percent of the school maintenance inspection it conducted in 2011 and 2012. Of the 57 of 232 reports issued, the condition of numerous schools was deemed “not adequate.”

The audit also found accounting and project management failures in the school construction program. According to Dubitsky, “Every tax dollar wasted through Martin O’Malley and Anthony Brown’s failed leadership and mismanagement in the school construction program is a dollar that didn’t going into making sure our children and educators have modern and safe facilities in which to learn and work.”

Congressman Harris Criticizes Ebola Czar Choice

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. released the following statement criticizing the political choice of Ron Klain to serve at the "Ebola Czar."

"We are experiencing the worst Ebola epidemic in recorded history and President Obama announced today that he is putting an individual with no healthcare or infectious disease experience in charge. He can't be serious. This new "Ebola Czar" is the same man who oversaw the wasteful spending of billions of dollars as part of the "stimulus," and the same man who thought investing in Solyndra, the failed energy company, was a good idea. Ebola is a real threat, and the President's choice for his "czar" shows he doesn't grasp the seriousness of this situation."

Congressman Harris is an anesthesiologist who spent more than 25 years working and training physicians at John Hopkins Hospital. He is also a former NIH-funded researcher.

Ebola Riots Hit Sierra Leone As Authorities Overwhelmed

Tennesseans to vote on banning income taxes

Most voters in Tennessee pay no income or payroll taxes. Next month, they will decide whether they want that to remain that way.

A state ballot referendum, Amendment 3, would write prohibitions of both income and payroll taxes into the state constitution, pushed by anti-tax advocates who are worried about previous government efforts to add an income tax.

For the foreseeable future, there is little chance of either tax being added in the Volunteer State. The Republicans control both the statehouse and the governor's mansion, and no one expects them to endorse either levy.

Nevertheless, anti-tax advocates are concerned that attitude may not last and have pushed to make it nearly impossible for any future administration to enact the taxes.

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WCSO Press Releases October 16, 2014

Incident: WCSO Activity 14/15 October 2014
Location: Wicomico County

1.  On 14 Oct 2014 at 8:41 AM a deputy arrested Lauren Holland Duffy, 36 of Salisbury,on an outstanding District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued back in July after Duffy failed to appear for a driving while suspended case. Duffy was released by the District Court Commissioner on Personal Recognizance.



2.  On 14 Oct 2014 at 2:24 PM a deputy arrested April Jane Newkirk, 21 of Fruitland, MD, on an outstanding District Court Bench Warrant. Newkirk was being sought on a District Court Bench Warrant that had been issued back in September after she failed to appear for a Theft and CDS case. Newkirk was released on $10,000.00 unsecured bond by the District Court Commissioner.



3.  On 15 Oct 2014 at 10:00 AM a deputy arrested Thomas Francis Keen, Jr., 59 of Salisbury, on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Keen violated the conditions of his probation following a conviction in a CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute case. Keen was detained without bond pending an appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.



4.  On 14 Oct 2014 at 9:20 PM, a deputy charged Lillian Marlene Saldana, 56 of Salisbury, following her extradition back to Wicomico County from St. Louis County, MO. Saldana was facing charges connected with a felony theft at a local church. Saldana was released by the District Court Commissioner on $10,000.00un secured bond.

5.  On 15 Oct 2014 at 11:23 AM, a deputy arrested In Yang Pak, 62 of Salisbury, on an outstanding District Court bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Pak failed to appear for a case where he had been charged with failing to properly record and report pawn transactions. The District Court Commissioner released Pak on Personal Recognizance.

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Incident: Driving Under the influence of Alcohol

Date of Incident: 15 October 2014

Location: Hickory Mill Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: John Ellsworth Lyon Jr., 68,Salisbury, MD
            
Narrative:   On 15 October 2014 at 12:01 PM, a deputy stopped to check on an individual stopped on the side of the road in the 8000 block of Hickory Mill Rd. Upon approaching the operator, John Lyon Jr., the deputy observed indications that led the deputy to surmise that Lyon was under the influence of alcohol. The deputy also observed that while Lyon was sitting behind the wheel, the engine was also on.  Following the conclusion of sobriety testing, the deputy placed Lyon under arrest for DUI. Lyon was processed at the Sheriff’s Office which included the administration of a breath test.  Lyon was released upon the issuance of citations.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
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Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 15 October 2014

Location: 32000 block of Old Ocean City Road, Parsonsburg, MD

Suspect: Amy Lynn Daniels, 26, Parsonsburg, MD
            
Narrative:   On 15 October 2014 at 9:40 PM, a deputy arrested Amy Daniels in connection with a reported assault. According to the victim, it is alleged that Daniels assaulted the victim with an umbrella and attempted to push him down a flight of stairs. Daniels is also accused of throwing a glass candle and a glass bottle at the victim.  Upon arrest, Daniels was transported to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Daniels in the Detention Center in lieu of $15,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree and  Reckless Endangerment



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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  16 October 2014

Viagra Not as Safe as You Think

Viagra is a godsend for millions of men who suffer from impotence, but studies have found the drug can cause numerous side effects. The results of a recently released study found that one of its ingredients can cause blindness.

Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, obstructs an enzyme that sends light signals from the retina to the brain. Doctors have known for several years that it could cause temporary vision problems in healthy men, but a new Australian study found its effects can be permanent.

"The study shows that sildenafil may cause permanent damage," study leader Dr. Lisa Nivison-Smith told Newsmax Health.

People with retinitis pigmentosa — an inherited condition which causes cells in the retina to die — are at greatest risk. Victims lose their peripheral vision, as well as their ability to see well in dim light, and they can become blind. Dr. Nivison-Smith and fellow researchers at the University of New South Wales also found that people whose sight is normal, but carry the gene for retinitis pigmentosa, are at risk as well. They warn that Viagra could cause permanent damage to the retina.

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Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

Lawyer Pursued Military Service Relatively Late as a Public-Affairs Officer

WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter.

10 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than The Flu

The verdict is out on flu shots. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this verdict:

1.) There is a total lack of real evidence that young children even benefit from flu shots. A systematic review of 51 studies involving 260,000 children age 6 to 23 months found no evidence that the flu vaccine is any more effective than a placebo. Also the shots are only able to protect against certain strains of the virus, which means that if you come into contact with a different strain of virus you will still get the flu.

2.) Medical journals have published thousands of articles revealing that injecting vaccines can actually lead to serious health problems including harmful immunological responses and a host of other infections. This further increases the body’s susceptibility to the diseases that the vaccine was supposed to protect against.

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Government, Officialdom Responsible for Spread of Ebola

It's not called Obola for nothing

Instead of 21 days, it turns out somebody suspected of Ebola infection should be quarantined and monitored for twice that time, 42 days.

From the World Health Organization: “For WHO to declare an Ebola outbreak over, a country must pass through 42 days, with active surveillance demonstrably in place, supported by good diagnostic capacity, and with no new cases detected. Active surveillance is essential to detect chains of transmission that might otherwise remain hidden.”

The WHO estimates 2% of Ebola incubations occur after 21 days.

In other words, a number of people who passed the 21 days of observation without symptoms may in fact be infected and when released possibly pass the disease on to others.

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Thanks To Obama’s Incompetence, Ebola Is Now Out Of Control In America

Much of the responsibility for the Ebola crisis that the United States is now facing can be laid squarely at the feet of Barack Obama

Much of the responsibility for the Ebola crisis that the United States is now facing can be laid squarely at the feet of Barack Obama. If Obama had banned all non-essential air travel between the U.S. and West Africa, Thomas Eric Duncan would have never gotten on to a plane to this country in the first place. And if Obama had directed the CDC to get all hospital staff in America some basic training about Ebola, we might not have two infected nurses at this point. But instead, this Ebola outbreak in America is now officially out of control. The fact that one of the sick nurses got on to an airplane while she was feeling feverish boggles the mind, and it is creating a tremendous amount of fear all over the nation. Already, one traveler showed up at Dulles airport in a full hazmat suit. The White House has announced that Obama has canceled a fundraising trip and will be holding an “emergency meeting” on Ebola. Hopefully he can start to get a handle on what is going on before it is too late.

News that a second nurse that was caring for Thomas Eric Duncan has Ebola sent shockwaves all over the country. Apparently those caring for him did not wear hazmat suits for the first two days. This is such a monstrous error that it is hard to put into words.

What made things even worse is that this second nurse decided to get on a plane even after she began exhibiting symptoms…

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How Obama’s EPA Is Trying To Regulate Your Creek Beds And Ditches

Have you ever seen some water runoff in your yard during a hard rain and attempted to put a boat in it for an afternoon cruise?

I didn’t think so. Such a thing is almost as ridiculous as the continued actions by the Obama Administration, and such runoff isn’t far from the type of “water” it is trying to put under the EPA’s control. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) proposed a new regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA) that would sweep in, as “waters of the U.S.,” millions of new miles of rivers and streams and, more alarming, areas of land that are dry most of the year and aren’t near a body of water.

The 86-page proposed rule, appended with almost 400 more pages of “data,” would put under the EPA and CoE’s jurisdictional thumbs such “waters” as a drainage ditch in Maricopa County, Arizona that carried water five times from 1993 to 2000 in 182 rain events for a total elapsed time of flow of 7.5 hours. A park ditch in Pinellas County, Florida, of the type in which you may see teenagers skateboarding, would cost taxpayers there over $31 million just to maintain for hypothetical “fishable, swimmable” uses under the proposed rule.

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Attacking Dog Killed, 10 Others Removed From Home

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A dog mauled a dog sitter on Thursday in a small home with 11 total dogs. By the end, the victim had severe injuries all over her body, and the attacking pet lay dead from a police gunshot.

The home, located on the 4300 block of Garrett Park Road in the Kensington neighborhood, has been condemned.

The pet sitter, a 54-year-old woman who had been dog sitting for a relative, called 911 while the attack was in progress.

Neighbors heard screaming and so did police, once they arrived.

"When the officers went to remove the dog from the victim, the officers were themselves charged at by the dog," says Nicole Gamard, a spokeswoman with Montgomery County Police.

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West Ocean City Harbor Receive National Recognition for Boating Access

After undergoing major renovations in 2011, the West Ocean City Harbor, which provides top notch boating access to the Atlantic Ocean and Maryland’s Coastal Bays, earned the national Outstanding Large Project Award. The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) presented the award last week to project partners ─ the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County ─ at its annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The completely renovated facility has a six-lane boat ramp, two ADA-compliant aluminum floating piers and a 73-foot vinyl sheet bulkhead. It also features a repaved 153-space parking lot. The makeover was critical, as the facility was originally constructed in the mid 1970s and last remodeled in 1988. Owned and operated by the county, the site is free to use, open year-round, and serves 100-150 boats per day during the summer.

“On behalf of DNR, congratulations to John Tustin, the Director of Public Works for Worcester County, for undertaking what is now a nationally-recognized boating access project,” said Mark O’Malley, DNR director of Boating Services. “Because of his hard work and leadership, this facility will serve boaters for many years to come.”

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Kansas man charged in the rape of 100-year-old during burglary

Kansas authorities charged a Wichita man Wednesday in the sexual assault and burglary of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home.

Kasey Nesbitt, 35, was charged with rape and aggravated burglary.

The woman, who lives alone, told police that intruders forced open the door of her home on Sept. 29. She says they were in her home for several hours. Police say forensic evidence linked Nesbitt to the rape.

Nesbitt, who police have reportedly documented as a gang member, is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on $250,000 bond. Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney.

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama to name 'Ebola czar'

President Obama is expected to name Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, as coordinator for US response to Ebola virus, congressional sources say.

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Obama's spectacular incompetence turns deadly

President Obama, a short-term college professor and failed community organizer who became a mostly absentee state senator and then an all-but-invisible U.S. senator, has Petered out. Per the Peter Principle, he has risen to his level of incompetence — some would argue far beyond it.

The president — and the president alone — let Ebola into America. He could have made one phone call (even on Saturday, when playing his 200th round of golf as president) and said one sentence to protect all Americans from the usually fatal disease: “No one from West Africa gets into the country.”

Done. That single sentence would have kept Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who had carried an Ebola sufferer back into her home after she was turned away at a hospital, out of Dallas. While he lied on an airport questionnaire about whether he had had contact with anyone suffering the disease, and while hospital workers blundered badly even though they knew he has been in Liberia, the bottom line is Duncan would not have been in America had the president banned visitors from Ebola-stricken countries. Simple.

Many African countries have instituted such bans, and most Americans think such a ban would be a good idea, according to a recent survey. But Team Obama and his band of incompetent minions argue that shutting off flights from affected countries would “harm” the economy. Absurd.

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Beyond Ferguson

Forget Ferguson: Black mobs may scream death threats at police in St. Louis, claiming they are the victims of racial violence, but around the rest of the country, black mobs are creators – not recipients – of racial violence. And reporters are loath to say it.

In Brooklyn, a mob of 100 black people rampaged through the streets on Saturday, destroying property, releasing the brakes on buses, and attacking the clerks in a grocery store.

On video.

Store owner Yanki Klein toldCrownHeightsInfo.com that the violence is “an ongoing issue” and that he raised the matter a number of times with the local precinct, but he feels those complaints have fallen on deaf ears. “[Very often] these kinds of kids come by my store and yell ‘heil hitler,’ or steal things that are on shelves near the door,” he said.

This mob action is just the latest in dozens of such assaults and mayhem in this Jewish neighborhood of Crown Heights over the last five years — many documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.

The attackers are almost always black. The victims almost always Orthodox Jews. But taking a cue from other local media, CrownHeightsInfo.com only described the assailants as “teenagers” or “hooligans.”

At least one reader was in on the secret: “Shame on CrownHeights.info for not calling it like it is. This was a group of black youth. This article is factually faulty and misleading. There was only half a story told here.”

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8 People In Ohio Under Quarantine As Officials Looking For Shoppers At Bridal Store Nurse With Ebola Visited

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eight individuals in northeast Ohio were under quarantine Thursday as health officials broadened the group of people being notified that they may have had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its investigation to include passengers on Amber Vinson’s flight from Dallas to Cleveland last Friday. Meanwhile, Summit County officials are looking for shoppers who were at an Akron bridal store she visited.

Officials are investigating whether she had symptoms as far back as Saturday, or possibly earlier, said Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC.

“Some more information that’s come through just recently would say that we can’t rule out the fact that she might have had the start of her illness on Friday,” he said.

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The Real Cost of Filing a Homeowner’s Insurance Claim

Here’s an easy way to make your homeowner’s insurance more expensive: File a claim.

A new analysis by InsuranceQuotes.com finds that a single claim can hike up your homeowner’s insurance an average of 9 percent per year, which can amount to hundreds of dollars. Two claims increase your insurance an average of 20 percent per year – though increases depend on many factors, including your location and the type of claim you file.

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“Homeowners need to be really careful when filing claims,” InsuranceQuotes.com senior analyst Laura Adams said in a statement. “Even a denied claim can cause your premium to go up. Make sure you know your policy’s specific guidelines and only file a claim when absolutely necessary.”

Liability claims have the biggest impact on premiums – they push them up an average of 14 percent. (Fire, theft and vandalism claims are all tied for the next biggest impact, at 13 percent.) Medical and weather claims were the cheapest, increasing premiums just 2 percent. The average homeowner’s insurance costs $978 per year, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

The impact of a claim varies by state, with one claim pushing premiums up an average 32 percent in Wyoming – but just two percent in New York and Florida. In Texas, however, insurers are not allowed to increase premiums after one claim. That’s a result of the Lone Star State tightening regulations for how insurance companies can raise premiums after a consumer files just one claim.

Overall, premiums in 37 states and in Washington, D.C., went up an average of 10 percent or more after people filed a single claim, the study found.

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Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

"We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could beas many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie."

As Bloomberg reports,

Alessandro Vespignani, a Northeastern University professor who runs computer simulations of infectious disease outbreaks warns there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month.

The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes in West Africa, where more than 8,900 people have been infected and 4,400 have died, he said. If the outbreak isn’t contained, the numbers could rise significantly.

“If by the end of the year the growth rate hasn’t changed, then the game will be different,” Vespignani said. “It will increase for many other countries.”

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ALERT! Delta Airline Flight 1760 -- This Is How Pandemics Begin! Shocking Radio Call-in... You’ve Got To Hear This One!

The Video Below Shares A Shocking Call To A Radio Show By A Man Who Gives Us What Might Be The Most Mind-Numbing Ebola Information That We Have Heard Yet.


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US Nurses On Ebola: 'We've Been Lied To'

Healthcare workers across the nation are ill-equipped to handle patients with the Ebola virus, according to reports from workers affiliated with the National Nurses United nurses union. Not only do many US nurses lack proper protective gear — like sealed gloves, masks, and protective goggles — healthcare workers are not being trained to use these materials in a way that would prevent transmission of the virus, union workers say.

"This situation has been a nightmare," National Nurses United executive director RoseAnn DeMoro told reporters on Wednesday. "We've been told a lot of things wrong. We've been lied to. And we know this because the nurses have told us this."

The attention is currently on Dallas, where critical errors at the hospital where the first patient in the US was found to have Ebola may have contributed to the infection of two healthcare workers with the virus. One of them boarded an airplane shortly before showing symptoms.

But what happened in Texas could happen anywhere, nurses say.

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Trend Analyst on Stocks: “If The Dow Drops Below 15,000… I Would Suggest People Start Buying Food & Ammo”

Stock markets across the world are starting to crack. Last night Europe was heavily in the red with drops in excess of 3% in some market exchanges. And, as soon as the bell rang this morning on the East Coast, U.S. stocks continued the global decline.

Though the Federal Reserve released a report today indicating that the U.S. economy was on pace to grow moderately, investors were having none of it. After topping 17,000 for all time highs just a few weeks ago, stocks have tumbled over 1,000 points through today.

Daniel Ameduri of Future Money Trends alerted subscribers several months ago to brace for a correction of at least 10% this fall, and perhaps even worse. That prediction, echoed by many contrarian financial analysts and economists, is now coming to pass.

This thing went up on air, decade low trading volume, no public participation, and unprecedented company buybacks.

The rally since 2009 was stunning considering the fundamentals.

The meltdown will be shocking.

Source: Future Money Trends

There is panic on Wall Street. And while very few people are talking about, it is very likely that what’s fueling the sell-off is a global panic surrounding the possibility of a widespread Ebola congtagion.

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FallToberWeen with 3rd Friday


3rd Friday.  
FallToberWeen.

October 17th is the next 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury; the monthly art and entertainment event that fills the streets with artisan crafts and original art.

This month 3rd Friday's theme celebrates a little bit of everything that we love about fall. It's a combination of a Fall Harvest Festival, Oktoberfest and an early Halloween party... a little something we like to call FallToberWeen! 
The Plaza will feature live music from Borderline and the street will be jam-packed with local artists, crafters and vendors. North Division Street will be FallToberWeen headquarters with a Halloween themed dance showcase by the Feet of Fire Performance Troupe and endless activities.

Pumpkin painting, pumpkin smashing, pumpkin cornhole and more will be fun for all ages, sponsored in part by Rivers Edge Apartments and Studio for the Arts, the new artist housing development nearing completion downtown.
Pumpkins provided by our amazing local farmers.  Special thanks to the Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center (LESREC), Adkin's Farm MarketFarmers and PlantersMr. Peppers Pumpkin Patch,  How Sweet It Is and Harcum Farms.   
 
Beer Street
St. Peters Alley, off the Plaza, will be transformed intoOktoberfest Beer Street, with beers from five of our favorite breweries: EVO, Evolution Craft Brewery of Salisbury, Burley Oak of Berlin, Tall Tales of Parsonsburg, RAR Reale Revival Brewing of Cambridge and 3rd Wave Brewing Co. of Delmar.  Each brewery will offer two selections, a seasonal and a staple brew. Enjoy a craft brew outdoors and experience the majority of Delmarva's craft breweries in one shot!

Beer sales with be hosted by the Salisbury Jaycees, and creates a fundraising opportunity for Salisbury's Jaycees, who produce many programs and events downtown including the upcoming Halloween Treat Street and theSalisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade.

Beers, Brat and Bach
St. Peters Episcopal Church, downtown's historical gem at the end of St. Peters Alley, is thrilled to join the celebration with Beers, Brat and Bach, as "beer brewing and feasting have been traditions in churches and monasteries for centuries" explains Reverend David Michaud. St. Peter's will join the Jaycees with Oktoberfest menu offerings, as well as offer mini-concerts and tours at 5:30 and 6:30.

Dawn of the Unread
The Friends of Wicomico Public Library will host "A Night in the Stacks" Dawn of the Unread, a zombie themed fundraiser from 6:30 - 9 pm at the Downtown Library. Get made up by a professional monster makeup artist and enjoy ghoulish grub, a horror cinema room, photo studio, thriller dance off, a live DJ and light show, and a Best Zombie Horde costume contest.
The event will be emceed by local comic book creators Mathew Shockley, Josh Shockley & James Dufendach of PLB Comics, and V.I.Z (Very Important Zombie) tickets are available. It will most fun you've had at the library ever, and a great way to support one of Downtown's biggest assets. Tickets are available online, at the door, or at any Wicomico Library Branch. 



Parker Place Garden Center
Parker Place Garden Center will be catered bySobo's on the Road, the restaurant's new food truck, offering another chance to grab an EVO brew and enjoy a bite outside! Inside Parker Place building, two special events will take place. First, Soul Yoga will be doing live yoga demonstrations followed by a free all-levels yoga class from 6 - 7pm, taught by Megan Hoeffner, with live music by Mike Hall. Things keep moving at 7:30 with Salisbury Salsa's Rojo Social
Be sure to wear red and your dancing shoes! The night starts with a Beginners Salsa Lesson for first- timers, no partner needed. An open dance will follow from 8pm - 10:30pm. 
 

Headquarters Live!
One year ago, during October 3rd Friday, the sale of the historic Fire Station #16 was commemorated with a ceremonial settlement and document signing. Now, one year later, we get to celebrate again, as Devreco, the team of developers responsible for the future entertainment venue, will be joined by local dignitaries and stakeholders for a ceremonial groundbreaking for Headquarters Live at 5:30. Get a sneak peek at the plans for Headquarters Live and hear more about what types of musical acts, bands and performers will be making appearances in the near future, as we celebrate this huge milestone in for the revitalization of downtown.

Salisbury University Art Galleries 


CCART  
 


Downtown Trolley 
Take a ride back in time with the Downtown Trolley! The Trolley
will be starting service at 5PM for 3rd Friday.   Rides start at
Salisbury University in front of the Perdue School of Business and continually loop to University Orchard, University Park, Evolution Brewery, the beginning of West Main Street, the end of the Plaza, and Brew River. Boarding is only $1 and service runs until 2 AM.
 
A stop will be available at the top of the plaza for easy access to 3rd Friday, the Headquarters Live Ribbon Cutting at 5:30, and the Dawn of the Unread at the Wicomico Public Library at 6:30.    
The Downtown Bars and Restaurants will have great specials for the dinner crowd, and plenty of entertainment planned for the night.
Roadie Joe's has Fernando Garza on the patio and Audio Graffiti inside from 5:30 - 8:30 and DJ Rusty Griswald from 10 to close.
Mojo's has music from DJ SL, Market Street has DJ B-Side and Cellar Door Tavern has acoustic duo Whiskeybelly.
Echelon has Uprizing and Brew River is having a Friday Night Dock Party with live music outside from 6-10 and DJ Seth B late night!