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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Happy Hanukkah!


Number 1 Song in England: Sound Familiar?

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 12-6-15

Beverly Yvonne Lake of Crisfield, arrested 11-14-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, consuming alcohol in a vehicle, and negligent driving. Lake was later released on signatures pending court actions. Deputies were investigating a motor vehicle accident in the area of Freedomtown Rd, when Lake approached them operating a SUV in a confused state. After failing sobriety tests an arrest was made for DUI.

John Richard Sinclair of Crisfield, arrested 11-16-15 on a warrant for violation of probation. Sinclair was held without bond.

Virgil Eric Dashields of Westover, arrested 11-16-15 for violation of probation, and parole retake warrants. Dashields was held without bond.

SR, Deonte LE’Quain Selby Sr. of Princess Anne, arrested 11-16-15 on three warrant for failing to appear in court. Selby was held on a $150.00 bond.

Deborah Lynn Horner of Princess Anne , arrested 11-16-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Horner was held on a $500.00 bond.  

Tyrone Antio Greene of Salisbury, arrested 11-17-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Greene was held on a $500.00 bond.

Martino T. Jackson of Crisfield, arrested 11-19-15 on warrants for failing to appear in court. Jackson was held on a $1,000 bond.

Miles McCartney Marsh of Ewell, arrested 11-20-15 on a warrant for theft over $1,000, theft scheme, forgery, and false statements to law enforcement. Marsh was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.

Matthew Stephen Ruark of Pittsville, arrested 11-20-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Ruark was held on a $500.00 bond.

David Ali Yakub of Princess Anne, arrested 11-21-15 on a Fruitland Police Department warrant for failing to appear in court. Yakub was later turned over to the Fruitland Police Department.

Timmie Fletcher Lankford of Pittsville, arrested 11-27-15 on a Wicomico County Sheriff’s office warrant for possessing an illegal firearm, and ammunition. Lankford was held on a $25,000 bond.

These People In Delmar Just Can't Seem To Get It Right


Keeping Our Feet To The Fire

It may have been cold for most people last night but we were toasty warm sitting by this incredible fire. 

We'd like to know, when is the last time you burned or sat by a fire outdoors?

Maryland State Police- Easton Barrack

Troopers from the Easton Barrack join the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Denton Police Department, Federalsburg Police Department, Ridgely Police Department, and Greensboro Police Department in supporting the Caroline County Optimist Club "Shop with a Cop". Law enforcement officers from Caroline County spent the morning at the Denton Super Wal-Mart shopping with local children.

After the morning shopping spree a convoy from Wal-Mart ended Pizza Empire where more volunteers help wrap the gifts, while everyone enjoyed a lunch prepared ny Pizza Empire. This event was made possible by volunteers willing to serve others.

US Can’t Access NSA Phone Records In California Terror Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s ability to review and analyze five years’ worth of telephone records for the married couple blamed in the deadly shootings in California lapsed just four days earlier when the National Security Agency’s controversial mass surveillance program was formally shut down.

Under a court order, those historical calling records at the NSA are now off-limits to agents running the FBI terrorism investigation even with a warrant.

Instead, under the new USA Freedom Act, authorities were able to obtain roughly two years’ worth of calling records directly from the phone companies of the married couple blamed in the attack. The period covered the entire time that the wife, Tashfeen Malik, lived in the United States, although her husband, Syed Farook, had been here much longer. She moved from Pakistan to the U.S. in July 2014 and married Farook the following month. He was born in Chicago in 1987 and raised in southern California.

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Many Have Changed Their Plans For Christmas After Watching This Commercial

What A Heartwarming Story

Yesterday, my 89 year old father went to Walmart. He picked up some frozen dinners, a new harness for his little dog,...

Posted by Mary Cottingham on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Salisbury City Council Agenda & Packet For 12-7-15

City Of Salisbury Special Meeting Agenda For 12-7-15

Another Local Restaurant to Close - Vinny's


Longtime Local Restaurant to Close!

Vinny's La Roma, a restaurant staple in Salisbury for nearly four decades, plans to close on December 31:

"It is with a heavy yet happy heart that I announce my coming retirement and that La Roma will be closing at the end of the year. We have had a great run, and we appreciate the hard work and dedication of those who have made it possible all these years."

Vinny, you will be missed!

Why is it that Berlin and Cambridge thrive with locally owned restaurants, and Salisbury can't?!

BREAKING NEWS: Carla Moore GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

Carla Moore was just sentenced to 20 years but will only serve 7.  She must also pay just over $128,000 in restitution.

Judge Sarbanes was clearly upset that Ms. Moore violated the trust of not only the council and her family, but also the trust of the Pittsville tax payers.  He went on to say that this isn't just a small theft of a few thousand dollars, this was  major theft over a very short period of time.  Hence his judgement to have her incarcerated for 7 years. 

As restitution Attorney John Phoebus presented a small farm in Pittsville owned by her father, Town President Denver Moore, that allegedly appraised at $110,000.  Salisbury News would like Pittsville residents to question, could this property be worth only $10,000?

Attorney John Phoebus stated clearly that the town council might actually might want the land and not the $110,000. This doesn't pass the smell test nor will it be questioned by the rest of the main stream  media.

Finally, councilmen George Whited sent  a letter to Judge Sarbanes asking for leniency. 

We should receive a press release from the State's Attorney's office about this case and we will post it as soon as it is received. 


 
 Original story can be found HERE 

Police Chase In Salisbury Ends In Major Accident On Rt. 13

We've been informed Police were chasing a white vehicle on Rt. 13 North bound who attempted to go through a red light near or at the Home Depot/Sam's area in which 5 vehicles collided. Information is still coming in and we'll try to keep everyone updated. 

We're told there's a major backup on Rt. 13.

We're told it was a female driver they were chasing. Vehicles are now backed up well past the car dealerships on Rt. 13 and vehicles cannot exit the Home Depot area. 

A Comment We Received From The Religion Of Peace

Ahmad said...
I read this blog with disgust. I stand tall as a Muslim. We are here. We work here. A war with us will be your loss. We poison your food when we work in plants, We will give poor medical treatment such as wrong prescription meds. There are many ways that we can make your life miserable and short. You don't want to fight a losing battle. Praise Allah.

A Letter To The Editor 12-5-15

Editor,

The following is a copy of an email I sent to the governor of Maryland today. Hopefully many of your readers will agree with the content and draft a letter to encourage Governor Hogan to take action.

Dear Governor Hogan,

Today I read a statement from the Chief of Police to the citizens within his community. He advised them that we live in different times. Troubled times – indeed violent times. Of this there can be no doubt. This Police Chief advised his citizens that he and his officers would do everything they could to protect them and prevent the type of violence that took place in San Bernadino from occurring in their area but that any response to such an incident by his personnel would be just that……a response. He encouraged them to be vigilant, to be aware of their surroundings. He encouraged them to say something if they see something. Then he told them the most important thing he could. He told them that if they were in an area when a terrorist attack takes place they would have to be responsible for their own survival. He advised that any of the citizens had concealed carry permits should carry their weapons everywhere they were permitted to do so because they may well be the only people in a position to end the situation and limit the carnage caused by these animals. He advised all off duty police officers to carry their weapons with them everywhere.

To me this was a profound statement.

I then read a press release from Worcester Co. Sheriff Reggie Mason. His message left me with an empty feeling. He stated that he and his deputies train and will keep training and will remain vigilant to do what they can to protect our schools. But that’s all he could say. It was a sad reminder that we, the citizens of the State of Maryland, have had our God given right of self –defense stripped from us. We have been reduced to being potential victims in an increasingly dangerous world by elected officials who believe that the police can protect us from violent criminals……even while the police openly say they can’t protect us. Self-defense is an individual responsibility. An individual right endowed upon us by our creator.

Some time ago we all saw a court ruling that Maryland’s requirement for a “good and substantial reason” to be shown is unconstitutional. We saw that the states Attorney General was going to appeal the ruling. And we’ve heard no more about it. Today I appeal to you, Governor. Is The increase in risk of a terrorist attack on the innocent law abiding citizens of our state a good and substantial reason to allow us to defend ourselves? Why do we need the approval of the government to defend our families against this increasing risk. How many of our citizens will have to lose their lives to meet the threshold of “Good and Substantial reason”?

I am a law abiding citizen. I work every day. I pay my taxes. I open doors for older people. I say yes ma’am and yes sir to my elders. I’ve served my country. I’ve never been arrested. I love my wife, my children, and my grandchildren. When I stand for the pledge of allegiance my eyes well up. I am an American! I am not a criminal and I have no desire to be but it seems you are leaving me no choice. I won’t stand by and cower on the floor waiting to be shot like 75 people did in Paris. I won’t get down on my knees and wait to be shot by a terrorist. The lack of a reasonable concealed carry law and an increasingly violent world have brought me to a fork in the road. Obey the law and run the increasing risk of being caught unarmed in a terrorist attack leaving my family and myself with no way to defend ourselves or break the law and carry a firearm without a permit hoping that I’ll never have to answer for it. I’m asking you…….I’m pleading with you…..don’t leave me and countless thousands of others like me in this position. I’m asking you to sign an executive order suspending the Good and substantial reason requirement and order your Superintendent of the Maryland State Police to begin processing all concealed carry permits forthwith. A very simple action that will enable good law abiding citizens all over the state of Maryland to join the ranks of millions in other states who currently issue concealed carry permits with absolutely no horror stories such as those promised by people who oppose firearms. Without any such action more and more law abiding citizens every day will be forced to decide between obeying the current law and becoming a possible victim of violent crime and breaking the law to protect themselves and their families.

Thank You

SPD Press Release 12-3-15 (Robbery/Assault Investigation Centre At Salisbury)

‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Homesick in Qatar, Wants to Come Back to Texas

Within days of demanding a total of $15 million from the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District, “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed announced in a long distance phone interview from Qatar, he is homesick and wants to come home to Texas now.

In October, Ahmed accepted a fully-funded education scholarship from the Qatar Foundation, an organization with reputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, over an invitation to MIT, which is among the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. The family announced they would relocate to Qatar to accommodate his education, which they did.

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SPD Press Release 12-5-15 (Robbery/Assault ARRESTS Centre At Salisbury)

Beware Pittsville Property Owners

Earlier today I did an article about Carla and Denver Moore. I questioned how much Denver Moore paid for the property he offered to give to the Town of Pittsville towards Carla's restitution of $128,000.00. Are you ready?

The Moore family paid $10.00 for the property. You read that right. 8363 Whitesville Road is the address, look it up. 

So let's see. He paid $10.00 for it and it was allegedly appraised for $110,000.00 . I'll leave the rest to you. 

Carla Moore & My Personal Thoughts On Yesterday's Trial


As I sat in the court room for a good part of the day yesterday, there were quite a few people there to witness this case.

Denver Moore was removed from the court room for most of the trial but when he returned this piece of crap tried his very best to stare me down, as if he wanted to attack me. Wow, what a tough guy, NOT! I think all of you know by now that I think this guy is a complete scumbag but that's just my opinion as a Pittsville taxpayer. 

My thoughts on the property the family offered. Well, could it be that Denver picked up this property at foreclosure for $10 or $20,000.00? Could it be that the man is actually looking to make a profit off the sale/gift to taxpayers??? Considering we don't have the actual address of the land, we'll just assume this is the case. It may have appraised for $110,000.00 BUT WHAT DID YOU PAY FOR IT DENVER?

As for the honorable Judge Sarbanes, great work Sir, seriously. Judge Sarbanes was clearly educated from top to bottom on this case and anyone present yesterday could clearly tell this by his remarks. 

As for the prosecuting attorney, again, very well educated on the case and guess what, even John Pheobus did an incredible job defending his client. His attempts to place DOUBT was just incredible and very creative. However, the facts were the facts and there was no denying the final outcome. 

So here's what you won't read or hear from the rest of the local media, aside from what we've already told you.

Carla Moore not only stole from the Town of Pittsville, she continued to TRY to steal from the Town up to FIVE months after she was fired. She was attempting to charge payments on the Town credit card.

Carla Moore was getting up to 14 paychecks a month, forging signatures on checks and pulling checks at random throughout the pile of Town checks in stock. She played multiple tricks to game the system but in the end it all caught up to her and there was no denying she was guilty. In fact, Carla quit her current job a few days ago because, (and her attorney admitted this in court) she knew she was going to jail. 

As for George Whited, (Town Council Member) his letter to the Judge, along with Denver Moore's offer of land, should have BOTH members immediately removed from anything to do with the Town based on NO CONFIDENCE. The voters of Pittsville should come together and have them removed immediately.

Look, the mere fact that ANY of this went on, ($128,000.00 worth) should be enough to have them ALL removed. This is AMERICA and NONE of you should stand for this. It's about time We the People should stand up against people like this and have them removed. 

Finally, the harsh looks I received AS A TAXPAYER from Denver Moore tells me he has NO REMORSE whatsoever for what his Daughter did. In fact, I spoke to one of the attorneys there yesterday and was told he was giving the same stare down to other people throughout the two day trial. Carla Moore got off easy, (in my opinion). You have to understand that Judge Sarbanes is held by the state to a certain sentencing guideline. However, he exceeded that and made sure she would be held to an additional 5 years of supervised probation. Life, even after serving her time in jail will not be simple. If she fails to comply with probation and does not pay back the $128,000.00, she'll go back to jail for another 13 years.

JUST IN: The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation announces that the ‪#‎SanBernardino‬ massacre is now being investigated as "an act of terrorism."


JUST IN: The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation announces that the #SanBernardino massacre is now being investigated as "an act of terrorism."
Posted by The Kelly File on Friday, December 4, 2015

NRA blamed, God mocked, calls for gun control in wake of San Bernardino shooting

Politicians who offered thoughts and prayers with the victims and their loved ones in the wake of a brutal terror attack in San Bernardino California Wednesday were strongly rebuked, and indeed mocked, for not doing more about "gun" violence.

The New York Daily News, for example, complained that "the Republicans were preaching about prayer" instead of fighting the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department confirmed that deceased suspects Syed Rizwan Farook, 28 and Tashfeen Malik, 27 took the lives of 14 innocents, further injuring 17 at the Inland Regional Center, a non-profit social services center serving the developmentally disabled.

The media coverage quickly turned to "gun" violence, as President Obama set the tone by strongly implying that America is the problem, saying in part,

"The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world..." 
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Pit bulls kill 4-year-old boy in Detroit neighborhood

DETROIT (AP) — A pack of pit bulls yanked a 4-year-old Detroit boy from his mother, dragged him away and mauled him to death Wednesday, police said.

The boy died from his injuries after the attack in his neighborhood. Police killed three dogs and had a fourth pit bull in custody, Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said.

The attack occurred while the boy was walking with his mother. The dogs crawled through a gap at the bottom of a fence and pounced.

“The mother tried to fight the dogs off,” Police Chief James Craig said. “What’s telling in this scenario (is) the viciousness of these animals, the fact that they removed this child from the mother’s grasp.”

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Cardin Statement on the Mass Shooting In San Bernardino


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement:

“I send my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to families who have been impacted by this latest scourge of gun violence. I thank the first responders who are tending the wounded and placing their lives on the line to bring the perpetrators to justice. Once again, America is reeling after reports of another mass shooting. Once again, we will learn the names and stories of victims who were killed or injured for no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Once again, I ask why? Not only why did this happen, but why do the most common sense solutions seem out of reach despite the growing bloodshed?

“We must be outraged by these shootings. We cannot allow such violence to become merged into the background of daily life as we know it. There has been a mass shooting in this country at a rate of nearly one a day for almost a year. Now is precisely the time to get serious about taking steps to reduce the frequency of these horrible attacks.”

A Letter To The Editor: Mathias/Odachowski Marijuana

Good morning,

This was sent yesterday evening to the marijuana licensing board, any WJZ - FWIW.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
You certainly called this one !

Many business owners here are aware of the 'tactics' of these two thanks to your article January 2015.
Presumably untouchable ! 

Here it is :

Dear Sir/Madam

It would be a very bad decision to entitle Mr. Odachowski (and Senator James Mathias indirectly - AKA Royal Plus) to a, possibly 3, Medical Marijuana grow license(s).

It will have far reaching implications, not to mention the 'integrity' of your intentions.
This senator has close ties to Mr. ODACHOWSKI !

This is per a Washington Post Investigation.
(See link below for more details).

Senator Mathias voted YES to Legalized Medical Marijuana.

Washington Post :
"Senator Mathias 'forgot' to list his association with Royal Plus (Mr. Odachowski) while sponsoring legislation that would give his employer a big payday". "Senator Mathias was warned to disclose this relationship by the Ethics Committee, and yet failed to do so"....

Please, Please read this article that most of us here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland have known for years.
Especially the 'comments' section !

It is spot on.
http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2015/02/senator-jim-mathias-matt-odachowski.html

Concerned Citizens for Ethical Medical Marijuana.
Eastern Shore, Maryland.

San Bernardino Shooting Happened During SWAT Drill, Masonic Symbol On Hat

Some wonder why the suspects would be driving their black SUV 2 hours later within a mile, (or so) of the shooting. Don't shoot the messenger Folks. We're providing this information for open discussion on the matter. More to come.

BREAKING NEWS: The suspects involved in the #SanBernardino shooting have been identified


BREAKING NEWS: The suspects involved in the #SanBernardino shooting have been identified as Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, according to Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. http://fxn.ws/1XIQQD1
Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN FOUND AND SHOT

The three suspects have been stopped and shot by the California Police. More to come.

One suspect is down. Officer allegedly shot but seems to be OK.

Police Vehicles are now pulling up to suspect vehicle.

The vehicle is completely surrounded and Police are starting to approach. 

1 person is barricaded in a home nearby. 

17 people wounded in original shooting and 14 dead.

From Fox News, (below)

Police in San Bernardino, Calif., stop a black SUV and exchange fire with three suspects in the massacre of 'upwards of 14 people' at a holiday party in a county office building. Reports say at least one suspect is dead, one is wounded and his condition is unknown, and a third is in custody.

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UPDATE: Help Is Needed For A Decorated Marine Corps Veteran Who Died on Friday


We would like to thank everyone that has become involved in our cause the last couple of days. It looks as if we made...
Posted by Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Okay friends please read and share. We are trying to help a decorated Marine Corps veteran who died on Friday after a...
Posted by Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office on Sunday, November 29, 2015


My name is Nicole Viola, my father Robert Viola who is a decorated Vietnam Veteran, passed away November 27, 2015 from esophageal cancer. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. I am in need of $5000 to pay the funeral home to hold his body until Arlington National Cemetery can arrange his burial service, which I have been told can take 2-4 months. I have 72 hours to come up with this money because the morgue at the Hospice center he was in for his last days can only keep him for 72 hours. The funeral home needs payment upfront to hold his body for Arlington National Cemetery. Being buried at Arlington National Cemetery is my father's last wish and I want to honor his wishes and have my father laid to rest with honor as he deserves. Please help me carry out my father's wishes and allow him to truly rest in peace with dignity and distinction. I am truly grateful for any and all assistance I can get at this difficult time. 


https://www.gofundme.com/vrca6db4

BREAKING NEWS: Up to 14 people dead in shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.

Up to 14 people are dead and 14 wounded in a shooting at a health facility in San Bernardino, Calif. Police are hunting up to three heavily armed gunmen believed to be wearing body armor.

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With A Shooter Still Active In California Here is How The Canidates Are Responding








Why does NRA allow guns for terrorists?

(CNN)During this holiday season, if some of your loved ones are Republican, consider giving them the gift of a reality check.

I know there are plenty of sane Republicans out there. I've met some. In fact, years ago, I was a registered Republican myself. That phase lasted right up to the point where I noticed a new world order of haves and have-nots, with terms dictated by Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Nowadays, I stare at the party in bewilderment.

The latest mind-numbing puzzle: The GOP is blocking a law that would prevent known and suspected terrorists from buying guns.

This is not just a what-if scenario. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office recentlyreleased a report showing that from 2004 to 2014, people on terrorism watch lists successfully purchased guns no fewer than 2,043 times.

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Live From Rt. 50 & Rt. 404


Note from the Delmar Police Department

Delmar Police Chief Ivan Barkley, would like to make Delmar, MD and Delmar, DE residents aware of some parking violations his department is noticing. Delmar, MD Ordinance # 718 and Delmar, DE Ordinance # 161 specifically notate several items that constitute violations of the Parking Ordinances and Chief wanted to bring them to everyone’s attention before tickets are issued and vehicles towed.

1- Abandoned Vehicles- disabled, inoperable or junk vehicles – Any motor vehicle, such as an automobile, truck, van, trailer, motor home, motorcycle or any type of yard, farm or road equipment, remaining on the street for 72 hours or more having one or more of the following conditions: Expired registration, Unregistered vehicle, or Inoperable as applicable to State Law is in violation.

2- Blocking Private Driveway- It is unlawful for any person to park within five (5) feet of any driveway or let stand any motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, whether occupied or not, except to momentarily to pick up or discard passengers, on any highway, road, street or within the Town limits of Delmar, MD and Delmar, DE. Anyone doing so is in violation.

3-Left Side Parking- It is unlawful for any person to park or let stand any motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home on the opposite side of any highway, road or street facing the opposite flow of traffic within the Town limits of Delmar, MD and Delmar, DE. Anyone doing so is in violation.

Chief Barkley wants to make this information available to the citizens of Delmar now, prior to any warnings or tickets that may be written, so everyone can be aware of what the Ordinances state.
For more information about either MD Ordinance # 718 or DE Ordinance # 161, please contact Town Hall at 410-896-2777 or 302-846-2664 for a complete copy.

Al-Jazeera America Producer claims it’s ‘Disrespectful’ for ABC to Show Photo of San Bernardino Female Killer without Burka


In one of the more foolhardy cases of stupidity you’ll ever read about, here’s a producer for Al-Jazeera America objecting to ABC releasing a photo of San Bernardino killer Tashfeen Malik without her face covered…
 


Malik, along with husband Syed Farook, was a mass murdering radical Islamic terrorist.

14 innocent men and women were slaughtered at their hands.

Hashem Said has zero right to criticize ABC for releasing a photo of Malik without a burka because he thinks it’s ‘disrespectful.’

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Seaford Ice faces $77,000 OSHA fine after worker loses legs in accident

Seaford Ice is facing $77,000 in penalties from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration after a work lost both legs below the knee.

OSHA launched an investigation on May 28, 2015, after learning of a worker amputation at Seaford Ice Inc. The agency found that the employee fell into an unguarded conveyor opening while breaking ice. The worker lost both of his legs below the knee.

Following the May incident, OSHA cited the company on November 18 for one willful, five serious and three other than serious violations. The agency, according to a release, cited the willful violation for lack of machine guards. Electrical hazards, unguarded machines, hazard communication violations and the absence of a program, which prevents the accidental start-up or movement of machinery, were among the serious violations. The other-than-serious violations involved lack of a personal protective equipment assessment and electrical violations. Proposed penalties total $77,000.

An OSHA release stated that it was the second time a worker suffered an amputation due to lack of machine guards at the company’s Seaford plant. In 2012, an employee had a foot amputated after it touched a conveyor. OSHA determined that the conveyor openings were too large, and its guard was inadequate.

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Jury Selection in Freddie Gray Death Offers Look at Life in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — As jury selection opened Monday in the trial of the first of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, more than half of roughly 75 potential jurors told a judge that they or their immediate family members had been either a victim of crime, investigated, charged or incarcerated.

Judge Barry G. Williams of Baltimore City Circuit Court spent about 45 minutes in open court questioning a racially mixed pool of potential jurors in the case of Officer William G. Porter, who has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the death of Mr. Gray, a 25-year-old black man.

It was the first step in a process that later moved behind closed doors, with the judge continuing questions in private. A fresh group of 75 potential jurors is expected Tuesday, with opening statements unlikely to be made until Wednesday at the earliest.

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PAUL RYAN'S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

If only half of this is factual…
Absolutely Jaw Dropping !!

PAUL RYAN'S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS 
A List of Republican Budget Cuts
Notice S.S. and the military are NOT on this list.
These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.
Read to the end.


* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.

* Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.

* International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.

* Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.

* National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.

* National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.

* Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.

* Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.

* Eliminate duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon , eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.

* U..S. Trade Development Agency -- $55 million annual savings.

* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy -- $20 million annual savings.

* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding -- $47 million annual savings.

* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy -- $430,000 annual savings.

* Community Development Fund -- $4.5 billion annual savings.

* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid -- $24 million annual savings.

* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half -- $7.5 billion annual savings

* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% -- $600 million annual savings.

* Essential Air Service -- $150 million annual savings.

* Technology Innovation Program -- $70 million annual savings.

*Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program -- $125 million annual savings..

* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization -- $530 million annual savings.

A Viewer Writes: Daily Times

Does anyone prof the Times? The TV schedule in the Sunday paper was, I believe, for last Friday.

What's Your Opinion?

I happen to see this comment on a story Politico posted on Facebook.  What is your opinion of this comment??

These Trump supporters are looking more and more like the blind Germans who put Hitler into power.

They need to rely on these large brain-washing rallies to garner up support. I don’t blame them though, what else is there to talk about? Obama has honestly done a great job.

Dow over 17,000, record corporate profits, 5% growth, best year for jobs since 1999, consumer confidence up, deficit down 60% in 2014, gas prices low, health insurance cheaper than ever ($85/month), car insurance cheaper than ever ($25/month from Insurance Panda), the 1% starting to be taxed more… all while republicans bleated about Benghazi took pointless votes to repeal the ACA, and did nothing for anybody except the top one percent.

It turns out that Obama is indeed “the adult in the room,” and yes, the Chess Master.

Democrats are doing cartwheels that Trump and Carson have so mesmerized the Republican Party. Think of the disappointment of their rabid followers when Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio is the nominee. Think of the horror of Trump or Carson being on top of the ticket if you're a Republican. It will be 2008 all over again.

HRC will keep it going, any republican will screw it up. Simple as that.

Governor: State, City Prepared For Any Unrest

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says the state of Maryland has been preparing for any disturbances in Baltimore related to the trials of six officers in the death of Freddie Gray ever since he called in the National Guard to help restore order after the unrest in April.

The Republican governor said Monday that a security team in his administration has been working with the city’s police commissioner and the state police superintendent. He says his team has met almost on a weekly basis since April.

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Small Group Of Demonstrators Shout ‘No Justice, No Peace’ As Freddie Gray Trials Begin

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In front of the courthouse where jury selection is being held, 10 protesters let themselves be heard.

Mike Schuh reports for WJZ.

As they protested, William Porter entered the courthouse through a side door.

It would have been impossible for him not to have heard for those calling for his conviction on manslaughter and other charges.

“No justice, no peace,” was shouted through megaphones outside the courthouse.

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Florida ‘Muslim-free’ Gun Shop Owner Wins Discrimination Suit

A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist group against a Florida gun retailer owner who declared his shop a “Muslim-Free Zone” has been dismissed.

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan’s sign was protected by the First Amendment, and the activists couldn’t prove they were injured by the action, a local NBC affiliate reported.

The plaintiff, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, has 30 days to appeal the decision.

Mr. Hallinan made headlines earlier this year when he declared his Inverness store a “Muslim-free zone” in the wake of the shooting of four servicemen outside a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by an Islamic extremist.

CAIR announced the lawsuit against the gun store in July, saying the Muslim-free zone amounted to religious discrimination, violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Baltimore Residents Wary As Freddie Gray Trials Slated To Begin

It's been seven months since protests over the death of an unarmed black man after his arrest erupted into looting and arson, leading Baltimore's mayor to declare a curfew and call in the National Guard. Now, that unrest remains a potent backdrop as the trial begins for the first of six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death.

"I just want peace while the trial is going on," says Missa Grant, standing at a bus stop across a busy intersection from the former CVS that became a televised symbol of the violence. The store was looted, set fire to, and eventually torn down. The walls of a new red brick structure are now halfway up.

Grant says if the evidence shows the officers are not guilty, so be it. But with such a long and growing list of unarmed black men killed by police all over the country, she doesn't think everyone will see it that way

"I believe there's going to be another riot, I really do," she says. "It's not what I'm looking for. But I really believe that they're going to react out if somebody doesn't have to stand up for what happened to Freddie Gray."

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BREAKING NEWS: President Obama to address nation Sunday about terror threat in wake of Calif. attack.

President Obama will on Sunday deliver an Oval Office address to the country about what the federal government is doing to keep Americans safe following the deadly San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack, according the White House.

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Woman to Hillary: You Say Rape Accusers Should Be Believed, What About Your Husband’s?

During a campaign event in New Hampshire today,Hillary Clinton was asked about the women who accused her husband of rape and sexual assault.

The woman pointed out how Clinton recently said all rape victims should be believed, and then asked, “Would you say that about Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and/or Paula Jones?”

For those unfamiliar, Jones sued Clinton for sexual harassment, Willey accused him of sexual assault while he was president, and Broaddrick accused him of raping her.

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