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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hungary's Orban: EU And "Soros Mafia Network" Are Seeking To "Muslimize Europe"

The war of words between Hungary's outspoken prime minister Viktor Orban and liberal billionaire George Soros escalated to previously unseen levels on Saturday, when the Hungarian PM said that European Union leaders and Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe," however during a visit to Romania, Orban said that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries,will block the EU-Soros effort to increase Muslim migration into Europe.

Slamming the Hungarian-born billionaire who has been accused by the Hungarian government of using his vast wealth to fund pro-mass migration organizations to create a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe”, Orban said Brussels was in an “alliance against the people’s will” with the financier.

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Crazy Fed Cartoons From 1912 Versus Today

Inquiring minds may be wondering what economic cartoons from 1912 looked like. I can help. 

Flash Forward to Today

Ignorance and the Decline of Responsible Government in America

Since at least the time of Julius Caesar's coup in 49 B.C., man has surrendered his freedom to various strongmen who have offered to compromise liberty in exchange for swift political results. This tradeoff, a lapse in that "Spirit of Liberty," which Edmund Burke felt was the "greatest security of the people," is the despot's quickest and most ordinary way to power.

As Burke wrote in his 1791 "Letter to a Member of the National Assembly":

Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites ... in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption – in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free.

Without caution and self-control, and a reverence for the principles of the law, true liberty is impossible – even, and perhaps especially, when the pursuit of greater liberty is the goal of those needlessly spurning the law. Society's need for self-control becomes fulfilled by dictators and strongmen in proportion to the citizenry's decrease in self-sufficiency.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Would You Eat This Cake?

 

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Lindsey Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty and Outsourcing

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs.

“To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued:

"The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President] Ronald Reagan was not able to do, [that] we’re going to actually secure the border, control who gets a job, [and] increase legal immigration so [foreign] people don’t have to cheat [by illegally immigrating]…

"I’ve stopped letting 30 percent of the people who are mad about immigration determine how I behave. To those who feel like you should deport [younger illegals], boy, I couldn’t disagree with you more…"

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Allen Historical Society events



Allen Historical Society will present a series of lectures beginning Sunday, Sept. 17th 2017 at 4:00 with additional lectures on Jan 7th, and April 8, 2018. Publicity will be forthcoming on Jan. and April events.

Our first event on Sept. 17th will feature our own Allen Historian and author or 2 books about the history and people of Allen, Dr. George Shivers. He will take us on a historical journey of the history of religion in Allen prior to there being any churches, through the arrival on horseback of Francis Asbury, establishment of Asbury and then Friendship Church after the Civil War.

There will be light refreshments served and the event is free to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be used toward the restoration of the Huffington/Pollitt house. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Aggie Culp, 410 546 2043


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Give yourself a treat and come to the Allen Bazaar Sat, Oct. 21, 9-2 am. Vendors are welcome with crafts or yard sale items. Outside table is $10.00, inside $20.00, but inside space is limited. Event will be held at the Community Hall in Allen just past the Asbury Church on Collins Wharf Road. There will be fresh fall produce for sale as well as Oyster sandwiches, various homemade soups, chicken salad, dumplings and beaten biscuits. Baked goodies will also be for sale. Take a day off from cooking and enjoy a visit to the Village of Allen. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Asbury Church and Christian shelter. For more information contact Aggie Culp at 410 546 2043. 

Driving too much is bad for your brain: study

Spending a lot of time driving may actually put your brain in reverse.

A new British study found that spending more than two hours a day behind the wheel steadily lowers IQ, especially in middle-aged drivers, according to the Sunday Times of London.

Driving is physically and mentally sedentary and can cause stress and fatigue, all factors in brain decline, experts told the newspaper.

“Staying mentally and physically active helps keep our brains healthy, so it is not surprising,” researcher Rosa Sancho said.

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Sick Of Waiting For Band, 65,000 Fans Start Singing "Queen" Classic In Chilling Unison

House Unveils Budget That Balances, Achieves $9 Billion Surplus, Increases GDP to 2.6%

The House Budget Committee unveiled its Building A Better America 2018 budgetTuesday, which is balanced and achieves a $9 billion surplus in 10 years and increases GDP growth to 2.6 percent.

"Our budget is one of sustainability, smaller government, stronger national security, and greater freedom for individuals," the committee states. "The status quo is unsustainable spending, higher deficits and debt, higher taxes, bigger government, and more federal control over the lives of Americans."

The budget not only balances within a decade, but aims to increase economic growth by implementing tax reform and reducing government regulations, as well as reforming several government programs to ensure taxpayer dollars are used efficiently and appropriately.

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Police/Courts July 24, 2017

Panhandling
Ocean City police charged Andre Dennis, 42, of Princess Anne, with panhandling and hindering traffic in a public conveyance on July 13.

Sleeping drunk
Kurtis Singleton, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested after he allegedly broke into a 60th Street hotel room and passed out in someone else’s bed on July 14.

Domestic disturbance
Police charged Jose Rosado, 25, of York, Pennsylvania with assault after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the face on July 15.

Parking lot arrests
Police arrested three visitors in the parking lot of a convenience store on North Division Street on July 15, after their vehicle allegedly smelled like marijuana.

Trespassing
Three women were arrested after an eviction from a rental unit on July 16 turned confrontational.

Bus disorderly
Ocean City police arrested a brother and sister after they caused a disturbance on a city bus around 2 a.m. on July 17.

Boat ride
Shane A. Engelhardt, 24, of West Grove, Pennsylvania was arrested after he was removed from the Ocean Princess tour boat around 9 p.m. on July 18.

Drunk driving with gun
John V. Hindmarch III, 33, of Pittsburg was arrested for driving under the influence but later charged with possession of a gun after Ocean City police found a .40 caliber Glock handgun in his car on July 19.


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Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Fired for Positive Drug Tests in Massachusetts

Medical marijuana users are now a protected class in Massachusetts after the state's highest court declared that workers dismissed for positive drug tests can launch anti-discrimination suits against their former employers.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled on Monday that workers who have been fired from their jobs because of failed drug tests "may seek a remedy through claims of handicap discrimination," though it stopped short of holding that such firings qualify as "wrongful termination." The court ruled that granting exemptions to drug testing for medical marijuana patients represented a "reasonable accommodation" for employers to make.

"The use and possession of medically prescribed marijuana by a qualifying patient is as lawful as the use and possession of any other prescribed medication," Chief Justice Ralph Gants said in theruling. "The company's policy prohibiting any use of marijuana is applied against a handicapped employee who is being treated with marijuana by a licensed physician for her medical condition, the termination of the employee for violating that policy effectively denies a handicapped employee the opportunity of a reasonable accommodation, and therefore is appropriately recognized as handicap discrimination."

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Crab Pot By-Catch Reminders Issued After Dead Otter Found

OCEAN CITY — The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) this week is again reminding recreational crabbers to utilize by-catch reduction devices on their traps after a dead river otter was recovered from a crab pot last weekend.

An abandoned crab pot found near a marsh last weekend did include a few crabs, but also contained a grim surprise. The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) last weekend received a call from a concerned resident who noticed an abandoned crab pot that appeared to contain something suspicious. An OCPD Animal Control officer responded to the call, pulled the crab pot from the marsh and discovered a young river otter had apparently entered the pot seeking food, could not get back out and drowned.

The grim discovery led to the MCBP this week re-issuing a reminder to recreational crabbers to include by-catch reduction devices (BRDs), sometimes called turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on their crab pots. The device is a simple metal or plastic piece that is installed at each entrance of the crab pot that allows crabs to enter and be retained, while preventing larger animals such as river otters and terrapins, for example, from entering the traps. Last summer, a single abandoned crab pot pulled from Assawoman Bay contained over 20 dead terrapins.

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As an open-air heroin camp is closed, options narrow

At the top end of Gurney Street in Fairhill, Philadelphia, there's a dirt path that forks through some trees and winds behind an old car repair shop, down to the rail tracks below.

Follow the path and you'll find a makeshift shooting gallery under a bridge, where heroin addicts gather out of sight and the ground is a sea of used syringes, cookers and needle caps. Users stand around a wooden table to fix, tying on tourniquets and tapping in the crooks of their arms to bring up their veins. One man leans into a mirror to find a spot on his neck, carefully pushing a needle through the skin and rolling back into a chair, his eyes glazing over. Others line up along a long steel beam that forms part of the bridge, unwrapping fresh syringes and preparing to inject. For anyone too nervous, or too far gone, to find a vein, there's a man in a wooden shack a few metres away known as "the doctor", who will stick you for a dollar.

This is "El Campamento", the busiest and most built-up of a handful of hidden-away injection sites along a half-mile stretch of freight track between 2nd Street and Kensington Avenue. For more than 20 years homeless people and drug users have sought refuge in this gulch, and today there are about 70 people living along the tracks and up to 200 passing through every day to shoot up. As nightmarish as it feels, users here say it's a safe place, away from the police and the rest of the public, where people look out for each other and outreach workers visit regularly. Narcan - a nasal spray that reverses overdoses - is never far away.

But next week the city will begin to clear this stretch of track and force the users out. After months of negotiations between officials and rail company Conrail, contractors, guarded by police, will enter at the Kensington Avenue end and work their way up, disposing of an estimated 500,000 used needles, tearing down structures, and eventually paving over El Campamento and installing concrete rubble under the bridges to ward off new camps.

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Roadkill on Maryland highways is put to work … as compost

FREDERICK, Md. — It’s a sad, but unavoidable fact: Many deer don’t make it to the other side when trying to cross busy roads and highways.

But those deer that don’t make it to the other side can help Maryland’s roadside plant life — as compost.

“I [saw] it Saturday, so it might be a little bit stinky,” said Jim Fogle, a team leader with Maryland’s State Highway Administration, as he drove to the location of a deer carcass near an Interstate 70 off-ramp near Frederick, Maryland.

As part of his job, Fogle retrieves dead deer and takes them to an SHA site near Mt. Airy, where the carcasses will be composted into wood chips.

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Cat Located

There a very sweet blond no tail cat in my neighbors yard. On Chestnut Way Salisbury if you live in that area and are missing your baby please contact me at 443-365-0092.

"Everything Will Collapse" German Judge Warns As Refugees Flood System With Appeals

Hundreds of thousands of migrants who’ve appealed decisions by Germany’s immigration courts have brought the country’s legal system to the brink of collapse, a German judge warned on Friday.

More than 1.3 million migrants have arrived in Germany since the beginning of 2015. Since then, the sheer number of cases filed has overwhelmed the civil courts of the country, said Robert Seegmuller, chairman of the Association of German Administrative Law Judges, speaking to the publishing house Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.
“The situation is dramatic for administrative courts,” Seegmuller told RND. “We are now completely stretched to our limits.”
Seegmuller had been complaining since spring about the number of lawsuits being filed against the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Thousands of applicants have challenged decisions delivered on their cases by the office, including deportation orders back to potentially unsafe countries such as Afghanistan. RND estimates there are approximately 250,000 asylum-related cases waiting to be brought before the courts.

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WCSO Press Releases - July 24, 2017



Incident: “Most Wanted” Arrest
Date of Incident: 21 July 2017
Location: Wicomico County
Suspect: Terrance D. Hayman, 47, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 21 July 2017 at 4:40 PM, a deputy arrested Terrance Hayman on a District Court Bench Warrant after Hayman surrendered at the Sheriff’s Office. The Bench Warrant was issued after Hayman failed to appear for a DUI case.
The bench warrant has been outstanding since 2015 and Hayman had been featured on local media outlets as one of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” after he was unable to be located.
Hayman was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Hayman in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.
Charges: Failure to Appear 


Incident: Warrant Arrest
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: 800 block of Miami Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Dexter Alphonso Kess Sr., 61, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 1:45 PM, a deputy placed Dexter Kess under arrest for a Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Kess violated the terms of his probation in a Threat of Arson case.
The deputy transported Kess to the Detention Center where he was detained without bond pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.
Charges: Violation of Probation 


Incident: Violation of a Protective Order
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: 200 block of Chestnut Way, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Shawn Conrad Wallop, 43, Smyrna, DE
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 1:46 PM, a deputy responded to a reported violation of a protective order at a residence in the 200 block of Chestnut Way in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy observed Shawn Wallop on the property collecting his property. Wallop had been previously served with a protective order that barred him from being on the property or inside the residence.
The deputy placed Wallop under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Wallop on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Violation of a Protective Order 


Incident: Possession of Cocaine
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: 1700 block of Riverside Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Alana L. Taylor, 21, Delmar, MD
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 3:30 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Alana Taylor after clocking Taylor driving 47 MPH in a 30 MPH zone on Riverside Drive. Upon making contact with Taylor, the deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from within her vehicle. During a subsequent search the deputy located marijuana along with marijuana related paraphernalia.
Also during the search, the deputy located a small bag with what the deputy identified as Cocaine inside it. The deputy also observed that this bag had a card that stated that this bag was to be returned to Alana Taylor if found.
The deputy placed Taylor under arrest for the Possession of Cocaine and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Taylor on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Possession of Cocaine

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Lemuel Raymond Spence, 30, Delmar, DE
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 12:45 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle found to be operated by Lemuel Spence of Delmar, DE after observing Spence having trouble keeping his vehicle within the travel lane. Upon pulling to the side of the road, Spence slowed and also struck the curb. The deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from inside the vehicle upon making contact with Spence and also observed he had trouble maintain his balance when he exited the vehicle which promoted the deputy to commence sobriety testing.
The deputy placed Spence under arrest for DUI and transported him to the Sheriff’s Office. During subsequent processing Spence refused to submit to a breath test.
Spence was released to a sober driver upon the issuance of citations.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Breaking News Alert

A woman accused of killing her fiancé on a 2015 kayaking trip in New York pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide

A woman accused of killing her fiancé by tampering with his kayak, and then leaving him to drown in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River, pleaded guilty on Monday to criminally negligent homicide in a case that drew headlines across the country.

The woman, Angelika Graswald, had been charged with second-degree murder in April 2015, after her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, 46, disappeared when his kayak capsized during a trip on the Hudson that month.

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem

(HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says.

Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, researchers said. They reviewed national surveys on drug use and health.

"The figures in SAMHSA's report remind us how important it is to take mental health as seriously as any other health condition," Kana Enomoto, SAMHSA acting deputy assistant secretary, said in an agency news release.

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Court rules man must pay $65k for child that's not his

A Texas court has ruled that a Houston man who is not the father must pay $65,000 in child support to the mother of a teenage girl he's only met once.

Gabriel Cornejo, of Cypress, Texas, a father-of-three who is also raising two of his brother's children, says he only found out his ex claimed he was the father of her 16-year-old girl, last year.

But even after a paternity test proved he wasn't the father, Cornejo is still being held liable for unpaid child support because a court says he did not contest the paternity suit when his former girlfriend first submitted it in 2003.

Cornejo, originally from Panama, insists he was never notified about his ex's claims at the time and is hoping to overturn the ruling when the case goes to court next month.

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CONFIRMED: Tornado with 125 mph winds touched down in Queen Anne's County

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Queen Anne's County. Maximum winds were estimated at 125 mph. The width was 150 yards.

The waterspout moved ashore at 1:29 a.m. in the Bay City area and then traveled northeast toward Stevensville, where it lifted at 1:33 a.m. after being on the ground for about 2 miles, the NWS said.

The Bay City area in Stevensville has the most significant damage, officials said during a news conference early Monday morning.

"We've had several reports of roofs off. We had one house that was blown off of its foundation. We've had one total collapse of the house," said Scott Haas, emergency director in Queen Anne's County.

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Trump won’t support new plan to save ‘Dreamers’ from deportation

WASHINGTON =The White House signaled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not support a new bipartisan plan to protect young undocumented immigrants — so-called “Dreamers” — from being placed back in line for deportation.

A White House official told McClatchy that Trump would not sign a new DREAM Act being crafted by a bipartisan team led by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Another official, legislative affairs director Marc Short, also said the administration will likely oppose the Dream Act as it has in the past.

“It’s enforcement first. Then we can get to all these other things,” said the first White House official, who would not speak publicly because of the sensitivity of the discussions.

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Leaders Push Senate to Pass Bill to Protect Mid-East Christians

Statesmen and policy heavyweights called upon the Senate to vote on House-passed bill H.R. 390 to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria, at a reception honoring former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).

The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017 directs the State Department to provide assistance to entities that criminally prosecute those suspected of committing genocide, wars against humanity, or war crimes in Iraq over the past six years, or in Syria during its civil war. The bill’s primary focus is to stop the genocide of Christians in those countries.

Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute, which hosted Wednesday’s reception, called Wolf “the father of international religious liberty policy” for the United States.

Wolf was the author and primary sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. That law created a U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and assigned a Special Adviser on International Religious Freedom in the White House’s National Security Council.

Without this new law, “We are ready to see the end of Christianity in the cradle of Christendom,” Wolf warned the audience at the reception.

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Montgomery Co. lawmaker pushes again for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — A Montgomery County Council member is moving ahead with a revised proposal to boost hourly wages after a push for a $15 minimum wage failed earlier this year.

Councilmember Marc Elrich plans to introduce the new legislation on Tuesday.

“It’s not the same bill,” Elrich said. “We’ve listened to major concerns that people have.”

The Council passed Elrich’s first minimum wage bill in January, but it did not garner enough votes to override a subsequent veto from County Executive Ike Leggett.

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The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes.

Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than 2 million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flood into her country.

U.S. and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of infectious diseases, many difficult or impossible to treat. Yet authorities in both countries have failed to fully inform the public of the dangers.

According to the July 2017 Infectious Disease Epidemiology Annual Report by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany has seen a surge in chicken pox, cholera, dengue fever, tuberculosis, leprosy, measles, malaria, meningococcal diseases, hemorrhagic fevers, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, paratyphoid, rubella, shigellosis, syphilis, typhus, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, trichinellosis, whooping cough, and many fungal and parasitic infections. Here are a few striking examples:


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Longtime Washington News Anchor Jim Vance Dies At Age 75

For 48 years at NBC4, Jim Vance’s smooth voice and calm presence made viewers feel that, no matter how bad the news was, it would be OK.

Vance died July 22 at age 75 after a brief battle with cancer.

Before becoming a journalist, Vance was a teacher in his hometown of Philadelphia. He started reporting at WRC-TV in Washington in 1969. He was an only child, but Vance always contended he never knew that. His grandparents had 16 kids, so there were always young people around Vance’s early life.

Vance made a name for himself covering stories all over the world, including Vietnam, El Salvador and South Africa. But he didn’t have to go far for some of his best work: reporting on the people in his beloved adopted hometown of Washington.

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SENIORS LIFETIME PARKS PASS TO GO FROM $10 TO $80 ON AUGUST 28

Get it while you can! If you’re 62 or older — and you love visiting national parks — you need to buy your lifetime parks pass while it’s still only $10.

Since 1994, the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass has allowed senior citizens to visit more than 2,000 recreation sites (as many as you want, as many times as you want) for a flat one-time-only fee of $10. But that’s all about to change. The lifetime parks pass for seniors will increase to $80 on August 28.

With the pass, U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and older (and their traveling companions) can receive free entry and discounted amenities at parks and spaces operated by the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Even though the price is increasing, the benefits of all the senior lifetime parks passes will remain the same.

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Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject – Laurel

Michael K. Washington
Laurel - State Police are requesting assistance in locating Michael K. Washington, 24 of Seaford, who is wanted for Burglary 1st, Assault 3rd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Mischief. He is also wanted out of Seaford Police Department and three capiases out of Sussex County courts.

Washington is wanted in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Thursday July 20, 2017 when he broke into his sister's residence and assaulted her in front of her child.

If anyone has any information in reference to Michael Washington's whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Wicomico County GOP Open Forum Event

Monday, July 31 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD
144 E Main St, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Come out and attend this special open forum event with our elected County Council! Be ready to ask questions and become informed on Wicomico County issues that concern us all!
To those not already members, we are prepared to recruit you!

Parents end legal fight to treat Charlie Gard in the US

Charlie Gard's parents have withdrawn their application to take their terminally ill son to the US for treatment.

At the High Court, a lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told Mr Justice Francis that "time had run out" for the 11-month-old.

Barrister Grant Armstrong said the experimental treatment the family had been pursuing cannot now offer any chance of improving Charlie's condition.

He explained that Charlie's parents had made the decision to withdraw their application after reviewing the latest medical reports and scans from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition which causes progressive muscle weakness. He also has brain damage.

Mr Armstrong told the court that the damage to Charlie's muscle and tissue was now irreversible, adding: "The parents' worst fears have been confirmed. It is now too late to treat Charlie."

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A NEW STUDY FINALLY RANKS HOW PATRIOTIC MARYLAND IS


A new study examined how patriotic Marylanders’ are and ranked the state just 17th out of 50.

When you envision the “most patriotic state in the country,” does Maryland come to mind? If you responded “no,” the data agrees with you. A new study recently published by WalletHub ranks Maryland as the 17th most patriotic state in the country.

The researchers developed a “patriotism score” by looking at two specific factors: military and civic engagement. A Military engagement score was created by measuring the number of residents on active duty and how many veterans live in the state. Civic engagement was a little more complicated, looking at variables such as voter participation rates, charity involvement, and even how often residents use Google to search for “American flags.” Both scores were equally measured and added together to arrive at a cumulative patriotism score.

Maryland’s aggregate patriotism score is 54.40, positioning the state at 17th in the country (wedged in between Nebraska and Utah). Maryland ranks above average on civic engagement, coming in at 12th in the country. By comparison, Virginia was ranked the most patriotic state was ranked 10th in terms of civics with a patriotism score of 70.55.

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Trump: Mueller and Sessions should investigate Clinton ties to Russia

"Why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes"

President Trump on Saturday tried to redirect the Russia investigation to his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Several Trump officials and members of his campaign are under investigation for alleged collusion with Russia during Moscow’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

According to Trump, there are just as many questions about Clinton’s Russia ties, deleted emails and business connections.

In the same series of tweets, the president also brought up former FBI director James Comey, who Trump fired earlier this year. Trump has suggested Comey has suspicious allegiances.

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Obama-Era Emails May Point To DHS Coordination On Pro-Amnesty Lawsuit

Department of Homeland Security emails obtained by an investigative watchdog group reveal possible collusion between Obama-era DHS appointees and a Soros-funded open-borders group involving a series of lawsuits from 2016 that sought to overturn an injunction against the former president’s DAPA amnesty program. The email-communications, going back to May 11th, 2015, took place just days after it was revealed DHS had been mailing out thousands of work-permits to illegal aliens in direct violation of the DAPA-injunction issued by Texas district court judge Andrew Hanen in February of that year.

The emails focus on DHS’s mass recall of the work-permits, a move open-borders attorneys would later claim in a mass lawsuit against the agency was a violation of administrative law. The organization that obtained the emails, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), says the contact the Soros group made with the Obama-appointees was likely key to the eventual lawsuit. IRLI is calling on Congress and the DHS Inspector General to fully investigate the matter.

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Jeff Sessions' appointment of special prosecutor bites Trump

A lot of snakes and scorpions live with the alligators in the swamp, and there are even more dangerous monsters there. No swamp creature is deadlier than a Washington lawyer.

The president is beginning to understand why he should never have agreed to his attorney general appointing a special prosecutor. We’re supposed to call him a “special counsel,” which may sound more upright, more punctilious and less fearsome, but words don’t fool anyone who lives in the swamp. A special counsel is hired to destroy the prey, like the gunfighter hired in Cheyenne to chase the sodbusters out of the valley.

The difference between a Cheyenne gunfighter and a special prosecutor is that the Cheyenne gunfighter is assigned to provoke a specific sodbuster to draw on him. A special prosecutor can choose an alternate target, just so he hits somebody. Kenneth Starr was hired to investigate Bill Clinton’s investments in White River waterfront property and wound up in Bubba’s underwear, and everything went downhill from there.

Robert Mueller was hired to investigate Donald Trump’s Russian connections, to get an indictment for something. “The Russian scandal” is recognized now to be a dry hole. So Mr. Mueller and his crack team of previously unemployed swamp lawyers are moving on to play the voyeur among the president’s business ventures. Maybe there’s something there. If not in the president’s ventures, maybe something nefarious in the business of his children or other associates.

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Late Distance Amendment Could Derail Offshore Wind Project

OCEAN CITY — Less than 24 hours after Ocean City officials voted to send another letter to potential offshore wind farm developers over the distance from shore issue, Congressman Andy Harris was successful in getting an amendment passed that could derail the project altogether.

Harris, who represents Maryland’s first congressional district, on Tuesday was able to attach an amendment on a Department of the Interior appropriations bill that will prohibit the use of federal funds to conduct reviews of site assessments or construction and operation plans for wind turbines less than 24 nautical miles from the state’s shoreline. The amendment adopted could effectively put an end to the state’s two offshore wind farm projects approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).

The US Wind project calls for 62 turbines as close as 12-17 miles off the coast of Ocean City in its first phase. During a presentation of the proposed project this spring, Ocean City officials pressed US Wind to push the front line of turbines further back in the designated Wind Energy Area (WEA) and the company agreed to move the turbines to 17 miles offshore. The second approved project, Deepwater Wind’s Skipjack project, calls for 15 turbines as close as 19 miles off the coast of the resort.

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A Viewer Writes: Report Animals in Distress

Your Name Is Not Given When You Do!

Joe, On your Site a couple of days ago I read two comments that
were upsetting to me about animals needing to be reported to Animal Control. Examples of comments are as follows:

The person was Not Reporting because they didn't want to give their name to Animal Control, thinking it would be given to the animals' owner and thought there might be repercussions

Another was --- There was a dog tied or chained in the heat 1/2 way down Nanticoke Rd. with what appeared to be only a lean-to type shelter . I responded asking if they would give me the address I would report it. There was no response. (This was on 7-21st post)

I've reported to Animal Control many times and was told by them my name would not be given out. I called the Humane Society Saturday to ask them and the lady told me that to her understanding names of those who report abuse are not given out! (Animal Control wasn't in the office at this time for reply.)

I 'm hopeful this information gets " passed around" so people will report animals in distress & abusive situations.

Dog Laws for our County can be found on line at http://ecode360.com/10170130
Related subject is ------Article 1V # 133-17 Please take the time to read them.

Aerial Video Of Damage In Queen Anne's County

Culver Conserves Taxpayers' Money with New Election Board Building Purchase

Breaking ground on Thursday, July 13th, the old Shinn's Paint building located at 345 Snow Hill Road will be transformed into the new location for the Wicomico County Board of Elections.

Before Bob Culver's time as the County Executive, Wicomico County government rented buildings throughout the area to house the Election Board's administrative and election equipment. However, now that this building has been purchased, they will no longer be renters.

This multiple-location consolidation is a huge push by Executive Culver towards a more fiscally sound plan for the County's monetary management while providing tangible assets. If you think about the MILLIONS of dollars in rent being paid for the WCBOE's digs, which is dollars being thrown away (literally), this holds a sizable cost benefit to the County and better use of taxpayer money!

The project is slated for completion in four months and a total relocation of all facilities will be completed long before the next election cycle. This will give the staff plenty of time to get reacclimated so they can better service the area's voters!


SPECIAL: Watch an 11 News update, surveying the storm damage on the Eastern Shore

Schumer Comes Clean: Democrats - Not Russia - Are To Blame For Hillary's Loss

In a somewhat shockingly frank interview with The Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that Democrats, not Russia, are to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump.

"When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things - [James] Comey, Russia - you blame yourself."

"So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that."

The reason for Schumer's sudden bout of honesty appears to be a rebranding effort for The Democrats. As The Hill reports,

The Democratic party is planning to unveil a new agenda which includes the slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,” and Schumer vows that it’s an expression “that everyone will use - a better deal for workers, a better deal for women, a better deal for prescription-drug buyers.”

Schumer said the new agenda “is not about moving the party left or right, and it’s not about appealing to one coalition or another. A strong, sharp-edged, populist, bold economic message appeals to the Obama coalition and the people who voted for Trump - former Democrats who voted for Trump.”

Of course, this is not the narrative that Hillary Clinton has spewed for the last 8 months. As we detailed in June, Hillary Clinton has put forth a formidable list of culprits for why she lost the 2016 presidential election. The Fox News Research team totaled up the excuses and found a whopping 24 items!

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A Viewer Writes: Roundabouts

Hi Joe,

Friday’s article on proposed roundabout at Riverside/Carroll/Mill/Camden intersection, in my opium, is a total waste of taxpayer money. Numerous studies conducted over the years have shown that the lack of free-flow traffic would result in backups into the roundabout. Listed are a few examples to consider:

1. Roundabout traffic flow will be impeded by the Mill/W. Main intersection.

2. Northbound Mill/Rt. 50 traffic flow is impeded at times due to the lack of storage for southbound Mill Street traffic.

3. SHA has never recommended, as far as I know, this intersection for roundabout design.

These intersections have been a problem and have grown worse with the tremendous growth on the West side. Long range planning have suggested a couple traffic options to consider:

1. High-rise bridge construction over the Wicomico River.

2. New high school on the West side.

The newspaper article also mentioned Mt. Hermon/Long/Truitt/E. Main/E. William intersection for roundabout consideration. I attended many roundabout workshops at the Office of Traffic in Hanover , Md.. where roundabout designs for these intersections were discussed. SHA Rt. 350 maintenance stops short of the intersection by about 200 feet which means no SHA money. The construction estimate at the time was $800,000.00 not including right-of-ways which would add about $1,200,000.00 to the cost. Also, was the lack of storage on Truitt Street.