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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Looks Like They Don't Like Drones Either

**This information was translated from  Dutch to English**

Royal chimpanzees of Burgers' Zoo have proven once again in the morning of Friday, April 10th, 2015 how intelligent they are. For the second season of TV Burgers' Zoo course today were scheduled recordings with a drone, which spectacular images of the animals and their stay can be made from above. Once at the chimpanzee stay intelligent apes discovered the spying plane immediately and the animals immediately armed themselves with long sticks from the prying electronic intruder. 

One of the chimps perched high in a tree with a long branch. Seemingly very peaceful and happy dozing in the morning sun, the ape, had the curious drone recordings. From the corners of the chimpanzee, however, kept all her sharp eye. Patiently waited until the ape the drone just came a little too close ... Blazing chimpanzee hit increases with the long stick that they hid the body! With a direct hit the animal hit the drone down, where his peers the "prey" quickly overpowered. Because the camera throughout the action time was running, this resulted despite completely destroyed drone and GoPro still very special images!

Muslims attack child in Pakistan because he is a Christian

Two young Muslims have put a 14-year-old Pakistani boy in hospital with burns to 55 percent of his body after they set him on fire because he is a Christian.

The teenager from Lahore in Punjab province Pakistan, who has been identified only as Nuaman, had just left a local shop when he was beaten and burnt with Kerosene.

The boy, who is now being treated at Mayo Hospital in Lahore, described how he was approached by the two Muslim youths as they left Friday prayers at their local mosque.

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Household Hazardous Waste & E-Cycling Collection Day on April 18

The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Park & Ride Lot in West Ocean City.

Gather up those old or unusable cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home and bring them to the recycling center for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCR’s, will be collected and later recycled.

Because household hazardous waste and electronics don’t degrade readily, recycling them saves much-needed landfill space. Furthermore, many of the items contain poisonous materials that could seep out of the landfill and contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater. Proper disposal of these items is among the many simple tasks we can practice to help protect the environment and ultimately our own health.

This event is open to Worcester County residents only. A representative from MDE will be on-site checking vehicle registration. Clean Ventures of Baltimore will be responsible for the safe disposal of all hazardous waste collected. The electronics will be shipped to an electronics recycler for dismantling. For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at (410) 632-3177.

Lesbians4Hillary: PAC headed by Billie Jean King comes out for Clinton

Hillary Clinton has garnered one of her first major endorsements in run bid for the White House: The nation's largest lesbian political action committee.

The group, LPAC, launched Lesbians4Hillary on Monday to support the former First Lady's bid to become the nation's first female president.

Lesbians4Hillary, co-chaired by pioneering tennis great Billie Jean King, said: 'Hillary Clinton is a proven leader and she has a strong track record when it comes to inclusion -- specifically for women and the LGBTQ community.

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Press Release for FoodPlay Productions at PES‏

Hello all!

I am a teacher at Pocomoke Elementary School and recently received a grant for FoodPlay Productions, in conjunction with the Maryland Soybean Board, to present an entertaining and educational program at Pocomoke Elementary School! The program introduces students to healthy eating choices (nutrition education) in a fun way, in hopes to lower childhood obesity rates. They have asked me to send local media representatives a press release (see attachment) so that families and communities, in addition to students, can be exposed to nutrition education in hopes to trigger a community-wide interest in building healthy environments. The show will be Friday, April 24th from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. in the cafeteria at Pocomoke Elementary. Feel free to join us and share this information with the community via media outlets!

Thank you for your time,
Jenny Howard

Jennifer Howard
Music Teacher, School Counseling Intern
Pocomoke Elementary School
jshoward@mail.worcester.k12.md.us
410-632-5130


Why has a Russian TV network given Clinton's video an 18 rating?

Hillary Clinton's 'Everyday Americans' video has been given an 18 rating by a Russian television network - because it features two men holding hands.

Dozhd TV, an independent network, fears the video launching Clinton's White House bid may fall foul of Putin's 'gay propaganda' laws - which allows the imposition heavy fines for promoting homosexuality to people under the age of 18.

Clinton's video not only features Democrat campaigners Jared Milrad and Nate Johnson, from Chicago, Illinois, holding hands, but talking about their up-coming wedding.

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The amazing story behind the only photograph of President Lincoln in death

The only photograph of Abraham Lincoln in death almost never survived.

When the assassinated president was laid out in his coffin in the rotunda of New York's City Hall for a viewing attended by 120,000 people on April 24, 1865, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, explicitly banned shutterbugs to preserve the privacy of the solemn moment. But Brig. Gen. E.D. Townsend, who attended the viewing, let a local photographer take a picture of the slain Lincoln.

Just before the doors opened to the public, photographer Jeremiah Gurney Jr. and his assistants were allowed to come in and set up their equipment and take a daguerreotype photo of the solemn moment.

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Girl Run Over After Brutal Street Fight

SHARK TANK CASTING CALL RETURNS TO SALISBURY, MD

Anti-vaxxer mother recants after her seven children contract whooping cough

Tara Hills says her family is living with the “consequences of misinformation and fear” over childhood immunisations

A Canadian mother-of-seven has been forced to rethink her anti-vaccination stance – after all her children fell sick with whooping cough.
North America has seen a growing number of families opt out of immunisation programmes, frequently because they are concerned about side-effects, despite warnings that deadly childhood diseases such as measles are on the rise.

Tara Hills and her husband decided to stop vaccinating their children six years ago after losing faith in the health care system, according to a blog post in which she described the family's experience.

“I’m writing this from quarantine, the irony of which isn’t lost on me,” she said.

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Local Man Looking To The Community For Kidney Donor Match

Local Craig Lynch reluctantly opened up recently to seek help from the local community to find a kidney donor. Lynch has been battling polycystic kidney disease for several years, a disease that has unfortunately progressed much more quickly than doctors anticipated, leaving Lynch in dire need of a kidney transplant. After failing to find a match amongst relatives, Lynch’s family decided it was time to turn to the community for help. Lynch, who is a father to a 10-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter, is also an active member of the community, works at D3Corp in West Ocean City, and coaches little league baseball.

Lynch’s situation requires that both of his kidneys be removed and be replaced with a healthy kidney from a living donor. As soon as a match is found, doctors can operate and get Lynch back on track to healthy living.

So what exactly is a living donor and how can you become one? For starters, while donor matches are typically found amongst blood relatives, the reality is, anyone can be a match. We spoke with local Dan Taglienti about the donor process – Taglienti donated a kidney to his father, who was suffering from a rare blood disease that was adversely affecting his kidneys and his overall health.

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Why Solar Panels Are Suddenly Sprouting On Everyone’s Roofs

Have you noticed a lot more solar panels on homes recently? While an increase in solar panel installations can partly be explained by pointing out that people are more aware of energy conservation issues and want to save money, there’s a much simpler reason why there are more panels on roofs all of a sudden: they’re now super cheap, and aspiring solar panel owners don’t have to pay for the panels or their installation up front anymore. 

Black Judges Gives Armed Robbers Light Sentence Saying Three-Year-Old White Victim is ‘Racist’

A black judge in Kentucky has given two home invaders and armed robbers a light sentence because he feels that their three-year-old white victim was a “racist” because in her victim statement the little girl said she is now afraid of black people after they broke into her home and threatened her with a gun.
 

In an outrageous statement from the bench, Louisville Judge Olu Stevens attacked the tiny white toddler and her parents for their “racism” calling the little girl’s statement “disturbing” while at the same time excusing the actions of the criminals who traumatized her. That’s right,this judge was more upset at a little girl for being scared by armed robbers than he was at the armed robbers.

At the sentencing trial of one of the robbers, a victim’s impact statement written by the little girl’s mother was entered into evidence. The statement read in part, “Whenever we are running errands, if we come across a black male, she holds me tight and begs me to leave. It has affected her friendships at school and our relationships with African-American friends.”

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SPD Press Release - (Death Investigation-Riverside Drive) 4-14-15

Police: Mom Left Toddler In Car While She Gambled At Horseshoe Casino

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s happened again. Another mother is arrested, accused of leaving her toddler son unattended in the car so she could gamble at one of the area casinos.

Amy Yensi explains how the child was found.

When they found the three-year-old boy, police say he was strapped into a car seat. The vehicle was parked in the garage and his mother was nowhere in sight.

Jade Germany made the wrong bet when she left her three-year-old son locked in a car while she played roulette at the Horseshoe Casino.

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University Professors Legitimize Child Rape Saying it’s ‘Natural’ for Men to Want to Rape Children

That’s right, these eggheaded professors in England are trying to make sex with children a “natural” thing.

“Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.”

Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again.

The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at the invitation of the organisers, to many of the key experts in the field at a conference held by the University of Cambridge.

Other presentations included “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama to reportedly pull Cuba from state sponsors of terror list

After a review by the U.S. State Department, President Obama has indicated to Congress that he intends to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the Associated Press reports.

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Insider’s Look At Roller Derby: Salisbury Roller Girls

When asked what her favorite aspect is of competing with the Salisbury Roller Girls, Street Team Director Caitlin Marvel didn’t have to think twice before launching into her sincere passion for the game. “…the love of the derby. There’s music, wheels clattering against wood, toe stops squealing, people falling, jumping and running on wheels – it is a ceaseless flood of brilliantly organized chaos, and that really brings the fans in the game with us.”

Sound exciting? That’s because it is. Roller derbies have gained traction in the past few years, with new teams popping up across Maryland and Delaware and more and more girls signing up for the high-intensity fun. The Salisbury Rollergirls were founded in 2010 by Eva “Buster Skull” Paxton, a Salisbury native who was playing on a roller derby team in Wilmington, DE (the closest team on the Shore at the time). “She wanted to bring roller derby to the area and create an athletic circuit for area women who wished to continue to take up a challenging sport, regardless of skating skill or experience,” said Marvel.

Five years later, the Salisbury Roller Girls have grown exponentially, currently boasting two full teams (each team is comprised of 14 girls) with alternates and several new girls that are still in the training before being rostered. “We pride ourselves in our league cohesion,” said Marvel, “which is why our retention is so good. We have always done our best to maintain that ‘small league’ fun and sense of unity.”

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Retired CIA Agent Confesses on Deathbed: 'I Killed Marilyn Monroe'

Norfolk, Virginia| A 78-year old retired officer of the CIA, Normand Hodges, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was admitted at the Sentara General Hospital on Monday. He claims he committed 37 assassinations for the American government between 1959 and 1972, including the actress and model, Marilyn Monroe.

Mr. Hodges, who worked for the CIA for 41 years as an operative with top-level security clearances, claims he was often employed as a hitman by the organization, to assassinate individuals who could represent a threat to the security of the country.

Trained as both a sniper and a martial arts expert, Mr Hodges says he also has significant experience with more unconventional methods of inflicting harm upon others, like poisons and explosives.

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What Passed The Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WJZ) — The Maryland General Assembly adjourned its 90-day legislation session at midnight Monday. Here’s a look at the legislation that passed.

Political reporter Pat Warren has more on what Governor Larry Hogan says about the deal that was finally reached.

State leaders are counting their wins and losses.

Governor Hogan’s losses include no tax break for donations to schools, no restoring pension funds, no reopening the Annapolis police barracks and no additional troopers. His win: the fact that there’s no new taxes.

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Lost Pet

Can you help us find our puppy? He's a little over a year and answers to the name Sarge. He loves if anyone asks if he wants a treat. Very friendly. He was last seen around 7:30 tonight in the Eden area.

kphorseman@icloud.com

SPD Press Release (Death Investigation Update)

Dog Show Poodle Club of America Schedule

We are proud to announce that the Salisbury MD Kennel Club will again be host to the Poodle Club of America's POODLES-ONLY INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW, to be held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and other places in the area from April 17 through April 24. The public is invited to watch. There is no admission fee for any of the events. Unentered dogs are not allowed on the premises.

Friday - April 17 will be an AKC TRACKING TEST at Pemberton Park, 5561 Plantation Lane, Salisbury MD starting at 8:00 AM.

Saturday & Sunday - April 18 & 19 will be HUNT & WC/WCS TESTS at the Anatidae Farm, 4635 Maiden Forest Rd., Rhodesdale, MD starting at 8:00 AM.

Monday - April 20 will be an AGILITY TRIAL at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center beginning at 7:00 AM.
Tuesday - April 21 will be OBEDIENCE and RALLY TRIALS at The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center beginning at 8:00 AM.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - April 22, 23 & 24 will be BREED COMPETITION at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center for approximately 800 Poodles (Toy, Miniature, and Standard) from all over the world beginning at 8:00 AM each day.
SEMINARS AND CLINICS ARE OPEN TO PUBLIC ENROLLMENT:

(Info: www.poodleclubofamerica.org)

Also, please note that the Salisbury MD Kennel Club will hold 3 ALL-BREED AGILITY TRIALS Friday, Saturday & Sunday - April 17, 18, & 19 at the Crown Sport recreational facility located on US Rt 13-B South of Fruitland. Trials will begin at 8:00 AM each day. Each day is a separate event.

This should be a welcome boost for our local economy. We will appreciate your attendance and support to help make our events successful.

Thank you,
Barbara Furbush,
Director, SMKC

OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY PRESS RELEASE 4-14-15


OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY
PRESS RELEASE

Incident: Drowning
Date & Time: April 13, 2015 @ 2037 Hours
Location: 32 Matthew Drive, Crumpton, MD
Deceased: ERIC WILLIAM HARDY (2) of Crumpton
Mother: Heather Lynn Truitt of Crumpton
Father: Donald William Hardy Jr. of Crumpton

Narrative: Father was cleaning up from dinner and fixing snacks for kids while the mother left the residence to go to a nearby store. Checked on the kids and noticed the 2 year old missing. The father then called the mother to see if the child was with her.

When he learned that the child was not with her, he and neighbors began to search area and the mother immediately returned. Father observed victim in a nearby pond (50-100 feet away) and jumped in. 911 was called and neighbors began CPR. The child was transported to Chester River Medical Center in Chestertown where efforts to revive the child continued for several hours before being pronounced dead.

Investigating: Det. Amelia Vansant
Assist: Cpl. S. Russell, Dfc. S. Fraser, Det. C. Armington
Case: 15-10227

Local Law Enforcement And Bogus Reports

These are the screen shots of the calls for service for 4-12-15. One is from SPD the other from WCSO. There is NO mention at all about any calls at 9:30pm Sunday night. The SPD press release on the death investigation says it happened about 9:30pm.......how many other calls are not being listed?

Did anyone else see something about the dead naked guy in a vehicle at PRMC??? I'm counting at least THREE deaths, (suspicious deaths) being covered up. 

We wouldn't want those Part 1 Crime Stats going up now, would we Mayor? I mean, there is an upcoming election and Folks, crime is down, according to Jim Ireton and Jake Day. 

Teen’s Defense of ‘Under God’ Just Won Big

A conservative legal firm is claiming victory after an atheist activist group announced that it will not appeal a recent New Jersey trial court decision in favor of the presence of “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

A press contact at the American Humanist Association, the atheist group at the center of the legal battle, confirmed to TheBlaze on Monday that its legal arm will not be appealing the case.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a conservative legal firm, also put out a press release earlier in the day claiming victory and announcing that the atheist group had “thrown in the towel” on the case.

“The decision to give up the case marks the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty’s fifth victory in a row defending the words ‘one nation under God,’” read the press release.

The conclusion of the case means that the legal firm successfully represented New Jersey high school student Samantha Jones in her quest to defend the Pledge after atheists sued in state court in an effort to strip “God” from the traditional wording.

“I’m so grateful to know that I will be able to continue reciting the pledge in peace,” Jones said in a statement. “Ever since I was little, I’ve recited the Pledge of Allegiance because it sums up the values that make our country great.”

The American Humanist Association’s decision not to appeal the ruling comes two months after a New Jersey judge threw out the group’s lawsuit that argued that “under God” is a violation of the state’s constitution.

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Md. lawmakers approve mandated full funding for GCEI

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland funding formula that sends more money to parts of the state where education is more expensive would have to be fully funded in the budget for the next fiscal year, or else it would have to be fully funded the following year.

The Legislature passed the bill late Monday night.

The Democratic-led Legislature contended with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan over the Geographic Cost of Education Index. Hogan chose to fund the formula at 50 percent, instead of the 100 percent Democratic lawmakers wanted. It would cost $136 million to fully fund the GCEI.

The House approved it on an 88-51 vote, three votes more than it would need to override a veto. The Senate passed the bill on 32-15 vote, also three votes more than needed to override a veto.

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VA Officials Retaliate Against Whistleblowers

An official at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Monday that Department of Veterans Affairs officials are known to be retaliating against VA whistleblowers by illegally going through their medical records, in an apparent attempt to harass and discredit these whistleblowers.

This surprising testimony from Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner was delivered at a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing, which was called to discuss the problems whistleblowers face when they try to expose the ongoing failure of the VA to provide medical care to veterans.

In Lerner’s prepared testimony, she explained that many VA officials who try to reveal these problems are veterans themselves who are also seeking care at the VA. She said in some cases, VA officials try to retaliate by examining the medical records of these officials, and said this still happens — she called it an “ongoing concern.”

“In several cases, the medical records of whistleblowers have been accessed and information in those records has apparently been used to attempt to discredit the whistleblowers,” she said.

“We will aggressively pursue relief for whistleblowers in these and other cases where the facts and circumstances support corrective action,” she said.

One example of a veteran who believes his medical records were inappropriately accessed is Brandon Coleman, a Marine Corps veteran who sustained injuries to his right foot while he served. Coleman works at the VA system in Phoenix, and told TheBlaze he became a whistleblower after it became clear that someone illegally went into his medical records.

He said after he started publicizing the failures of his own office to properly treat veterans with suicidal tendencies, his own mental health was questioned by his superiors. As of this year, the VA has threatened to reduce his disability rating.

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Will We Surrender on Religious Freedom?

“They won’t go to Indiana, but they will go to Saudi Arabia.” That’s Carly Fiorina speaking about Apple CEO Tim Cook and his well-publicized opposition to Indiana’s religious freedom law.

Fiorina, a former CEO herself, was underscoring what she quite rightly views as hypocrisy. Here Cook is, excoriating Indiana lawmakers for protecting the freedom of business owners to act according to their consciences. Yet he has no qualms when it comes to doing business in countries where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death.

The double standard is truly remarkable. Maybe the oxygen content in room air gets thin at the top levels of some corporations. Something has to account for this myopia. Whatever the cause, it’s contributing to a level of near-hysteria about Indiana’s law (30 other states provide the same legal standard)—and making it nearly impossible for its true goals to be understood.

Unfortunately, our hashtag-addicted, ADD culture doesn’t grasp nuances well. We’d rather, say, bully a pizzeria into closing for honestly answering a question about whether they’d be willing to cater a same-sex wedding. We won’t listen. We’d rather shout.

Had we listened, we’d know the owners of Memories Pizza hadn’t refused service to a soul. They were responding to a hypothetical situation. And they never said they’d turn away a customer who ordered a pizza. They said they wouldn’t cater a same-sex wedding, which they feel would imply that they condoned the union.

You can agree or disagree with that belief. But what could be more American than respecting their right to believe it and act upon it, free of persecution?

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Lawmaker fights to close Md. loophole allowing rapists to seek custody of child conceived during attack

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJLA) – A Montgomery County lawmaker is getting some help from an unexpected source to close a stunning legal loophole in Maryland. It allows rapists the right to seek custody if the crime results in a pregnancy. But after proposing a bill to change that in seven sessions, Delegate Kathleen Dumais is hoping some national attention will make a difference.

Dumais' proposal is getting a push thanks to The Daily Show, which recently did an episode publicly shaming several states, including Maryland, for giving rapists custody rights. It's an issue Dumais has been fighting to fix with the Maryland Coalition Against Sex Assault (MCASA).

Lisae Jordan, MCASA's executive director, says, "It's really frustrating that we've tried this bill over and over again and we're running into roadblocks."

Those obstacles have kept the bill, which has previously received large support, from moving forward.

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Lerner Warned IRS Employees Emails ‘Can Be Seen By Congress’

(CNSNews) -- Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), warned other IRS officials that lower-level employees “are not as sensitive as we are to the fact that anything we write can be public--or at least be seen by Congress,” according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released on Thursday.

In the latest batch of documents the IRS released to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which the agency heavily redacted before handing over, Lerner proposed training to help IRS employees “understand the pitfalls” of discussing “specific Congress people, practitioners and political parties” in emails that could be "seen by Congress" or the public.

“We are all a bit concerned about the mention of specific Congress people, practitioners and political parties. Our filed folks are not as sensitive as we are to the fact that anything we write can be public--or at least be seen by Congress,” Lerner wrote in an email to Holly Paz, former director of the IRS Office of Rulings and Agreements, on Feb. 16, 2012.

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PRESS RELEASE: WICOMICO PUBLIC LIBRARIES BEGIN FOOD FOR FINES DRIVE

Wicomico Public Libraries will host a Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 12th through the 18th.

Food for Fines is an initiative where members of the community can donate non-perishable items in lieu of paying fines. Community members can present their card at any Library branch and for each donated item will receive $1 off their overdue fines. Overdue items that are still checked out must be returned before you can “donate” towards that fine.

All food collected will go directly to the Joseph House Foodbank. Items must be non-perishable, unopened and unexpired. Suggested donations include canned vegetables, rice, pasta, cake mixes, breakfast cereal, canned tuna and chicken, canned or packaged soups, instant mashed potatoes, Jell-O, instant coffee, cocoa, and peanut butter. Donations of Household items such as soap, diapers, laundry soap, paper towels, etc. will also be accepted. Items must be non-perishable, unopened and unexpired.

Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, in Pittsville, and the Library Bookmobile. Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous resources such as free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online eBooks library, and it engages the community through education, economic development and through various community events. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!

Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here’s What Happened When an Employee Found the Cash.

Think the people at Chick-fil-A are honest, upstanding folks?

This story will confirm your hunch.

A civil rights lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, made a huge mistake when he dropped hundreds of dollars on the floor at a Chick-fil-A while eating breakfast, but a restaurant employee saved him from losing the cash, WXIA-TV reported.

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Color slides found at the Library of Congress

Color slides found at the Library of Congress...great representation of what life was all about in the late 30's and 40's.

Note several kids without shoes. These pictures are absolutely
wonderful. They were taken from color slides found at the Library of Congress, and are dated between 1939-1943. The pictures are so clear and the color is so vibrant, it looks as though they were taken yesterday.

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Deportations Of Illegals Plummet on Obama’s Watch

The federal government’s chief deportation agency has seen its success plummet under President Obama, and its chief, Sarah R. Saldana, will tell Congress on Tuesday that they’ve had trouble adapting to the changing face of illegal immigration and a lack of cooperation from both American cities and from foreign countries.

Ms. Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), says in testimony prepared for the House Judiciary Committee that the dramatic drop in deportations is a reflection of a trickier set of circumstances and pressures from all sides.

She said she had to pull agents off their regular duties during last summer’s illegal immigrant surge at the border, which meant fewer people focusing on deporting the longtime illegal immigrants living in the interior of the U.S. And she said the lack of cooperation from states, counties and cities when agents ask them to hold an illegal immigrant for pickup has also hindered efforts.

“While the reasons for this may vary, including state and local legislative restrictions and judicial findings of state and local liability, in certain circumstances we believe such a lack of cooperation may increase the risk that dangerous criminals are returned to the streets, putting the public and our officers at greater risk,” she will testify.

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February Jobs Nos. In - US Bureau of Labor Statistics Shows Wicomico Lost 3,791 Jobs - Marks Its Second Largest Job Loss On Record

The US Bureau of Labor posted its February jobs numbers for the nations Counties and municipalities.  February, 2015 marks Wicomico's second largest job loss on record, showing the Counties workforce retracted by 3,791 jobs when compared to February, 2014.  January, 2015 set an all time record in recorded workforce job losses - 4081.  The latest government jobs statistics indicates that Wicomico County has recorded negative workforce job growth for 26 consecutive months - and - has lost employment ground in 32 of the past 38 months. The last time Wicomico County recorded a positive monthly job generation workforce number was in December 2012 (+412).

In February 2014 - Wicomico officials took action to rebase their employment base jobs number for income tax estimating - by writing down the employment number by 1400 jobs.  The original employment estimate was 49,000 employed verses the rebased number of 47,600.  In light of the recent monthly record setting jobs reports numbers - it might be prudent to reexamine yet another projected income tax debasement.


‘Rev the Vote’ Campaign Targets NASCAR Fans

A new nonprofit is hoping to rev up motor sports fans to participate in campaigns and elections, seeking partnerships with racing giants like NASCAR and support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an effort that political strategists say could increase GOP voter turnout.

The campaign, called “Rev the Vote,” originally launched during the 2014 election cycle as a nonpartisan campaign to engage a passionate racing fan base in the political arena. The campaign, modeled after MTV’s hugely successful “Rock the Vote” effort, partnered with the Chamber to connect race fans with easy-to-use voter tools in their home states.

Although the campaign never made it across the finish line in the last cycle, organizers are gearing up for an even bigger launch this year and have already recruited two former congressmen — Reps. Connie Mack of Florida, a Republican, and Democrat Heath Shuler of North Carolina — for the board of directors.

“Racing fans need to be heard as loudly on Election Day as they are on Race Day — and RTV’s vision is to inform them about the critical role they can have in our political process and turn their focus from the pole at the track to the polls on election day,” said a “Rev the Vote” information sheet obtained by The Washington Times.

Mr. Shuler, an All-American quarterback at the University of Tennessee and a first-round pick of the Washington Redskins, said he is “honored to support Rev the Vote.”

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Lawmakers End Session With Budget Disagreements

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he is pleased overall with the way his first legislative session has ended, but he had his share of disagreements with the Democratic-led Legislature.

Lawmakers approved several scaled-back versions of Hogan's priorities, but the governor battled with Democrats over state spending.

Hogan's push to make charter schools more flexible was approved. He also won some tax relief on military pensions for people over 65. With help from Democrats, he also fulfilled a campaign promise to end state-mandated stormwater fees.

But Democrats passed a bill to fully pay for a funding formula that directs about $136 million to parts of the state where education costs more, something Hogan only wanted to fund by half, if he doesn't fund it entirely in the next fiscal year.

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Governor Larry Hogan Statement On Conclusion Of 2015 Legislative Session

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement in response to the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly:

“The people of Maryland made it clear last year that the same old path of more spending, more taxes, and politics as usual was not acceptable. While I have reservations about the General Assembly’s actions on the budget, I am proud to have ended the session on a high note by reining in spending, cutting taxes, providing record investment in education and changing the overall trajectory of the state. I am also pleased that these actions passed with support from both parties.

"We did not get everything we wanted and the legislature did not get everything it wanted, but Marylanders will benefit from the passage of the repeal of the Rain Tax, important improvements in our charter school law, and tax relief for retired military.

“Finally, while I am concerned that the budget passed by the legislature does not provide the fiscal discipline that Maryland taxpayers expect and deserve, and raids teacher and state employee pensions to pay for temporary needs, I firmly believe we have changed the debate in Annapolis and will be able to take steps address our concerns on spending in the future.”

Jindal: Left 'Bullies' Its Way on Gun Rights, Religious Liberty

People on the left are "bullies who try to intimidate their opponents" on such important issues as gun control and religious liberty, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says, but conservatives should not be pushed around on those or other issues.

"They can’t argue with us — at least they can’t argue with us on the merits of the matter or ideas or even what the Founding Fathers intended — so they just bully," the Republican presidential hopeful told Breitbart News.

"If these large forces can conspire to crush the First Amendment, it won’t be long before they come after the Second Amendment," Jindal told firearms enthusiasts in prepared remarks delivered at the NRA meeting.

The governor told Breitbart that there is an "unholy alliance between the Hollywood elites, the liberal media, and in some cases, big business," and Republicans need to be sure "we are not the party of big business."

The 2016 presidential race, Jindal said, will be "an election between elitism and populism."

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jindal said, is "clearly on the side of elitism," and Republicans "need a conservative candidate who understands that we need to stand on the side of the people and individual liberty rights."

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Illegal Minors Committing Serious Crimes

As the Obama administration prepares for a new surge of illegal immigrant children this year, some of those from previous waves are turning up on court dockets across the country, charged with serious crimes such as capital murder and aggravated rape.

The cases are exposing many of the holes in the immigration system and the way the U.S. has tried to grapple with children fleeing economic troubles, domestic abuse or gang violence in Central America — and sometimes bringing those very troubles to the U.S. with them.

From the law, which requires most of the children to be turned over to social workers, to immigration authorities and the court system, which allow most of them to abscond, never showing up to be deported, to the lack of a safety net to help the children once they’re free in the country, the cases suggest a broken process nearly from start to finish, with some children getting lost in the system and others being released because of overcrowding, only to reappear when they’re called before a judge to answer for a bigger crime.

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A Brief Guide to Clinton Scandals From Travelgate to Emailgate

Hillary Clinton is entering the presidential race in a cloud of scandal surrounding foreign contributions to the Clinton family foundation and her use of a private email account and server to conduct official business while secretary of state. But she and her husband are no strangers to scandal.

There often seemed to be no end of the scandals during President Bill Clinton's two terms in the White House and Hillary Clinton's campaigns for the Senate starting in 2000 and the Oval Office in 2008. Political experts began diagnosing "Clinton Fatigue" long ago.

As NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd said shortly after the email scandal broke, "if Clinton fatigue, which is already a disease in the press corps, actually becomes a problem with the voting public, and these polls, maybe this is the first time that it's becoming a problem, that's — that is doom for her."

Hillary Clinton may become America's first woman in the Oval Office despite the heavy baggage of her last name, but the scandals will surely play a dominant role in the 2016 presidential race.

To help readers keep track of them all, herewith is a list of significant Clinton scandals over the years. It is by no means a comprehensive list. The Washington Examiner will update this list as needed in the months ahead.

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Body of missing boater found near Cobb Island

The body of a Salisbury man was found by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday afternoon after his family reported him missing in the early morning when he didn’t return from a day trip to Westmoreland State Park in Montross, Va., on Sunday, Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.

According to police spokeswoman Candy Thomson, Douglas Romano, 51, was reported missing by his wife around 1 a.m. Monday.

“He left home around 9 a.m. Sunday and was expected back by 9 p.m.,” Thomson said. “His wife woke up around 1 a.m., realized he wasn’t home and called state police.”

Romano’s body was found off Cobb Island near Cobb Bar, Thomson said.

“A bar is like an underwater sandbar,” she said. “If you hit them, it can do a lot of damage. Investigators are on the scene and nothing appears to be amiss.”

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More People Tired Of Liberal Newspapers

A viewer sent in this picture showing their disgust with a local Salisbury Newspaper. Some people use newspapers to line their birdcages and others use them to start their bonfires. 

Basket of Cash


Rubio vowing to take America in a 'new direction' in 2016

Marco Rubio tonight entered the 2016 race for the presidency, making him the fourth high-profile politician from either political party to take the dive.

'Yesterday is over, and we're never going back,' he said as he took a jab at Hillary Clinton, who yesterday announced her own bid, calling her a candidate of 'yesterday.'

The highest office in the land used to be 'reserved for the rich and the powerful,' he said, 'but I live in an exceptional country, a country where the son of a bartender and a maid...can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.'

Promising to bring about a 'new American century,' 43-year-old Rubio said he would not step aside and wait his turn, as some have suggested he should, to run for higher office.

'I can make a difference as president,' he proclaimed.

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Glen Avenue Road Closure Announced for April 16-18

Salisbury, MD – A portion of Glen Avenue in front of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center will close this week to allow safe crossing for Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy attendees. The portion between Civic Avenue and St. Albans Drive will close on Thursday, April 16 at 6 p.m. and remain closed until Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
The Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy will offer a free dental clinic for adults on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Clinic treatment begins at 6 a.m. each day. Admission to waiting areas begins at approximately 5 a.m. Once the clinic is full, there will be no more admissions for treatment.

The clinic is open to any adult 18 years and older on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are not available and children are not permitted on the WY&CC grounds during the clinic. No insurance, income or geographic verification is required. Each patient will receive approximately one-hour of professional dental care as evaluated by and provided by licensed Maryland dental professionals. Some health conditions may limit or prevent dental treatment.

The Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Dental Society and Maryland State Dental Association. The event is totally supported by donations from the community and sponsoring organizations/businesses. All donations may be sent to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, which is located at 1324 Belmont Ave. Salisbury, MD 21804. Please note ES MOM on the check.

For additional information on the event, please visit www.easternshoremissionofmercy.org.

A Legend In My Own Mind


This teacup poodle rides elevators to visit friends

Is America ready for the real Hillary?

Chuck Norris reveals why even liberals aren't on board with Clinton presidency

Well, it’s official. Hillary’s running for the highest office in the land: the U.S. presidency. But do Americans know the real Hillary, or will her gloss and gender be enough to convince the American people to vote in the first woman president?

You know the history and power behind the Clinton dynasty. Last year in my column, “Even libs say no to Hillary in 2016,” I cited top progressives and why even they fear a character and personality like Hillary as president.


Frida Ghitis, former CNN producer and correspondent, touched on a core flaw: “[Hillary] cannot simply ignore the controversies and wage an energetic defense, a full embrace of America’s international record at a time when Obama is scoring the lowest poll numbers of his presidency on that issue. Obama’s foreign policy looks like a key vulnerability for Democrats in the next presidential election. … Clinton did not get everything right. Her failure to list Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, for example, was a mistake. And to the extent that she did play a role in Obama’s foreign policy, she cannot completely disassociate herself from his failures.”

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Funerals

By all accounts, Harold was a bright child.  He grew up in America.
He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him.  Harold's full life was cut short in a violent moment.

While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterwards.  And in death, something shocking happened.

What was so shocking, especially when it is compared to the death of someone else recently in the news?  Harold is Harold Greene, Major General United States Army.

On August 5th, General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist.  He was returned to America with full military honors.  It has been a tradition that the President attends the funeral of flag officers killed in the line of duty.  Richard Nixon attended the funeral of Major General Casey killed in Vietnam and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.

While Major General Greene was buried, Barack Obama was golfing.  The Vice President wasn't there either.  Neither was the Secretary of Defense.
Flags were not even lowered to half staff.

Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson Missouri.  It is safe to say, Brown was at best a thug.

The media has repeatedly shown photos of Brown flashing gang signs.  Some media outlets have even associated him with a specific gang.  In the minutes before his death, Brown committed a robbery at a local convenience store.  According to other reports, Brown struck officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone.

Obama sent a three-person delegation to Michael Brown's funeral.

Obama would not attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet he will send a delegation to the funeral of a thug.

When Margaret Thatcher, one of America's staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan's partner in bringing down Soviet communism, died, Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral.  The snub was not missed by the British.

When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House.  There was no White House delegation at his funeral.

American heroes die and Obama goes to the golf course.  A thug dies and he gets a White House delegation.

What is WRONG with this administration?
  

Chelsea Clinton Stepping Up as Key Player in Dynasty

Chelsea Clinton, the 35-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is said to be her mother's most significant counselor.

A major decision maker at the family's $2 billion foundation, she is expected to play an influential role in the 2016 campaign, and may well become a key White House player if her mother becomes president, according to Politico.

"She has all of her father and mother's qualities. I could say 'and then some,' but I don't think that's even necessary. It's enough to just have those," said financier and longtime Clintonite Alan Patricof. He said he gathered that she would herself someday seek to "run a company or she'll run a charity or she'll run a country."

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