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Thursday, September 27, 2018

It Was America’s First Superhighway. Now Much of It Sits Abandoned

Known at the time as “America’s Super Highway,” the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940 as the first limited-access highway in the country. Considered state of the art, it served as a model for the Interstate Highway System and other freeways. But the road’s popularity resulted in miles-long backups at its tunnels. (The turnpike was also known as the “tunnel highway” because it traversed seven tunnels.) To alleviate congestion, two additional tunnels were bored. Eventually, a 13-mile stretch of the turnpike was abandoned in favor of a more modern bypass that opened in 1968. But the old highway has not been completely forgotten. It’s been used as a roadway test site and a movie location. Not officially open to the public, it is popular with bikers, hikers and explorers.


Coming To America! Google’s Chinese Censorship App and Control Grid

Orwell couldn’t have dreamed of such a dystopian nightmare

Google is helping China establish a censored search engine code-named “Dragonfly” to monitor its citizens’ online activity and blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion and peaceful protest.

Meanwhile, a coordinated effort across the internet to censor conservative viewpoints in America has already begun.

The Dragonfly search engine is eerily reminescent of the dystopian social media seen in the hit show Black Mirror’s episode titled, “Nosedive.”

The episode portrays a society controlled by a social scoring system that controls every aspect of the lives of its citizens.

China is creeping closer and closer to implementing a similar social scoring system with the country aiming to have its version monitor all 1.4 billion citizens by 2020.

Some Chinese citizens have already been victimized by the technocratic government such as journalist Liu Hua who has been barred from traveling, purchasing land and taking out loans among other things.


ICE: Obama Admin. Released Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Murder of Homeless Men, After He Was Deported Six Times

On Monday, police arrested Ramon Alberto-Escobar, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who has been deported six times, for seven attacks on homeless people in California. Three of the victims allegedly beaten by Alberto-Escobar have died. On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a statement noting that the Obama administration had released him.

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) filed a detainer against unlawfully present Salvadoran national Ramon Alberto-Escobar following his arrest Sept. 24 in Los Angeles for murder," Paige Hughes, an ICE spokesman, declared in a statement.

Hughes noted that "Alberto-Escobar was ordered removed from the U.S. by a federal immigration judge in February 1988 and has been removed to El Salvador six times between 1997 and 2011. Alberto-Escobar also has six felony convictions for burglary and illegal reentry."


First responders testify in Jessica Chambers murder retrial

The second day of Quinton Tellis' retrial opened in Mississippi on Wednesday with testimony from multiple first responders, who described in horrifying detail how Jessica Chambers was burned beyond recognition when she stumbled out of the woods in 2014 after being set on fire.

Tellis, 29, is being retried on capital murder charges, after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict last year.

A firefighter who was on the scene on December 6, 2014, told the court that the 19-year-old's body was completely covered in burns and 'almost looked like shoe leather.’

'Her face itself...she was unrecognizable,' the first responder said from the stand. 'There was black charring.'


Tulane Mandates New Students Take "Race & Inclusion" Course

Tulane University now requires all incoming students to enroll in a “Race and Inclusion” course, a new addition to the curriculum that has been condemned by some students for its lack of acknowledgment of viewpoint diversity.

In a recent press release, Tulane announced that all new enrollees will be mandated to enroll in a course that focuses at least 60 percent of it content on “race and inclusion” to help students understand the “increasingly diverse society” they live in.

Courses such as “Dear White People,” “Critical Race Theory,” “Introduction to Fiction: Race and Inclusion,” and “Difference and Inequality” all fit the "Race and Inclusion" course requirement, according to the school’s course search and Campus Reform’s phone calls with to professors.

Professor Michael Cunningham, who advocated for the new requirement but won’t be teaching any of the classes, told Campus Reform that the new requirement was partially prompted by students’ disappointment with the lack of diversity engagement on campus.

“One of the reasons that students reported a desire to attend to Tulane was because of the perceived diversity,” wrote Cunningham by email on Wednesday. “Many students reported that their perceptions were not met when they got to campus.”


George Soros Funded Fusion GPS, His Spokesman Confirms

George Soros has indirectly funded Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier, a spokesman for the billionaire financier has acknowledged.

Michael Vachon, the Soros aide, told Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that Soros provided a grant to a nonprofit group called the Democracy Integrity Project.

That organization, which was formed in 2017 by Daniel Jones, a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, paid Fusion GPS as a contractor to continue an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Post column confirms what a Washington, D.C., lawyer named Adam Waldman told The Daily Caller News Foundation about a conversation he had with Jones in March 2017.


ESPC Fundraiser

The Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center will be holding its 14th Annual Fundraising Banquet at the St. Francis Church Phillip and Barbara Long Parish Center at 535 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, on Thursday evening, October 25, 2018 at 7 p.m. This event is annually held in order to provide financial support for the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, in its mission to provide spiritual, practical, and emotional support to anyone facing the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. This mission is based on the belief that every life is made in the image of God and is therefore valuable and unique. Keynote speaker at the banquet will be comedian and pro-life speaker Gordon Douglas with a new presentation. To reserve a seat, be a banquet table host, or help sponsor the banquet, please call the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center at (410) 546-5433, or email Jacquelyn Seldon at

An aspirin a day keeps the cancer away!

Taking aspirin significantly increases the chances of survival for thousands of cancer patients, new research suggests.

Scientists found cancer patients already taking low dose of aspirin were up to 25 per cent more likely to be alive at any time after diagnosis.

Many older people are already currently advised by doctors to take the cheap, over-the-counter pills daily, particularly to prevent strokes.


Poultry Health and Processing Meeting Returning to Delmarva

A top gathering for the chicken industry, the 53rd National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing, and Live Production, is returning to Delmarva in October. Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI)’s annual event, held this year October 8-10, will bring more than 400 veterinarians, processing facility managers and supervisors, grow-out managers, live production managers, flock supervisors, growers, pharmaceutical representatives, allied businesses, government regulators and officials, research faculty, university extension experts and others involved in the chicken industry to the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City, Md. A full meeting agenda and registration information is available at

More than 20 veterinarians, chicken company leaders, government officials, researchers, extension educators, and animal health officials will deliver presentations at the meeting on topics including antibiotics stewardship, bird nutrition, food safety and in-plant inspections, infectious disease, animal welfare, chicken house ventilation, animal activism and more. The National Meeting is supported in part by platinum sponsors Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck Animal Health, and Farm Credit, and by gold sponsors Huvepharma Inc. and Live Oak Bank.

“Our National Meeting advances Delmarva’s chicken industry on its path toward providing more consumers with tasty, nutritious chicken,” said Bill Satterfield, DPI’s executive director. “Providing insights into the most efficient, humane, and responsible ways to raise and process chickens for meat helps strengthen Delmarva’s poultry economy, which last year produced $256 million in income for farm families raising chicken; provided $753 million in income for the 18,500 employees of our region’s chicken companies; and paid nearly $1 billion to crop farmers for chicken feed ingredients. We welcome all of the National Meeting’s attendees to Delmarva and look forward to a productive conference.”

In conjunction with the National Meeting, DPI, University of Maryland Extension and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will host a free meeting in Denton, Md. for chicken growers on October 9, with Dr. Dan Bautista of the University of Delaware addressing disease challenges and Michael Czarick of the University of Georgia discussing ventilation. For information on this discussion group for growers, visit

Duncan: Not in Trump's 'Best Interest to Have a Well-Educated Citizenry'

WASHINGTON – Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who served in the Obama administration, argued that the U.S. does not “value our kids the way other nations do” and that Americans “value our guns more than we value our children.”

Duncan named Australia, Canada, England and Japan as other countries that do not have the same level of gun violence when compared to the U.S.

“We don’t lack the intellect; we lack the political will and courage to keep our kids safe. In fact, we’ve now raised a generation of teens on mass shootings and gun violence,” Duncan, author of the new book How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education, said on Thursday at the National Press Club.

“So, for me, the lie here is you’ll never find anyone who says we don’t value kids. Everyone says we value our kids, but I would argue we actually don’t and we allow them to die and we allow them to live with a level of trauma and fear and terror that doesn’t happen in other countries – that’s a choice that we, as Americans, tragically make,” added Duncan, whose wife is originally from Australia.


Sen. Lindsey Graham: This Is Not a Job Interview. This is Hell"

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American Legion Chili Cook Off

SAL Chili Cook Off October 20th, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. 

If you wish to compete, Entry fee is $10.00, call the office and leave your information. (410) 749-9814

Chili must be made on the premises on the day of the event so bring your crock pot, skillet, kettle, ingredients, etc. 

A $2.00 sampling punch card will be available to those who wish to taste the competing chili recipes. 

Awards will be given out to top three best chili's, hottest, and most unusual.

Liberal Logic Once Again

Messes With Your Eyes/Mind

Hillary Clinton’s attack on the Electoral College is only her latest act of desperation -- and denial

Last week on Twitter, Hillary Clinton issued a call to arms to her loyal supporters, telling them that progressives must “fight back” against the Republicans and stop the GOP’s assault on America’s democracy.

“The president is waging war on the truth. The administration is undermining the national unity that makes democracy possible. And then there's the breathtaking corruption.”

Clinton listed a slew of policies that Democrats should embrace to stop President Trump as well as shore up the electoral system. A few ideas were refreshingly non-partisan, like mandatory paper ballots to backup electronic voting machines.

But also in the mix was the return of a favorite punching bag for Clinton supporters: abolishing the Electoral College.


Four-Year Sentence For High-Speed Chase Culprit

OCEAN CITY — A Georgetown, Del. man, arrested in August after first colliding with a vehicle on Coastal Highway before leading police on a high-speed chase through the midtown area, pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to four years in jail.

Around 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 18, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer on patrol in the area of 62nd Street observed two vehicles that had just been involved in a collision. Two occupants of the vehicle that had been struck were outside of their vehicle and were yelling at the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision.

During the argument, the driver of the vehicle that caused the collision, later identified as Jeffrey Terkula, 30, fled southbound on Coastal Highway, driving over the median and going through a solid red traffic signal in the process. OCPD officers located Terkula’s vehicle in the southbound turn lane at 52nd Street and activated emergency lights in an attempt to stop him.


Yale Law School classes canceled to help anti-Brett Kavanaugh protest

Dozens of Yale Law School students participated in a sit-in against Yale alumnus and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday. The students demanded an investigation of recent sexual misconduct accusations facing the Supreme Court nominee after the New Yorkerpublished a report alleging that Kavanaugh acted sexually inappropriate toward a fellow student at a party.

The protesters dressed in black and filled a hallway of the law school building, with organizerssaying that Kavanaugh poses a “real threat” to the country. Another alumnus, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., joined the protesters and addressed them. Blumenthal serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Other Yale students took buses to Capitol Hill to protest the nomination, which they equated to the nomination process of Justice Clarence Thomas, who was confirmed despite sexual harassment allegations by Yale Law School alumna Anita Hill nearly three decades ago.


Maryland Fishing Report

With the fall equinox behind us, the days are getting noticeably shorter. There’s no sweeter time of the year – or place to be — than late September and October in Maryland, whether you are a fisherman or a hunter or just someone who likes to enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn.

Forecast Summary: Sept. 26- Oct. 2
After the seemingly endless rain, anglers will be treated to several sunny, cool, calm days from Saturday through Tuesday next week. The cool, rainy and windy weather has continued to mix and cool Chesapeake Bay waters, providing favorable conditions for rockfish. Anglers should continue to seek the best combination of clear, cool, oxygenated waters – which can be found right now from the surface down into deeper waters.
Water temperatures is 68 degrees at the Susquehanna River, 75 degrees at Gooses Reef and 78 at Point Lookout, with more cooling as the week continues. Expect poor water clarity from the high flows coming from most rivers and streams. The Susquehanna River’s muddy water will likely extend below Swan Point. There will be above average tidal currents through Sunday as a result of the full moon Sept. 26.
For the full weekly fishing conditions summary and more detailed and up-to-date fishing conditions in your area of the bay, be sure to check out Eyes on the Bay’s Click Before You Cast.

Upper Chesapeake Bay
The upper bay continues to present a mine field of floating debris to boaters and it becomes even more dangerous when wind tossed waves make floating logs harder to see, so be careful out there and take it slow. Waters continue to be stained from runoff and the Conowingo Dam continues to dump a lot of water coming down the Susquehanna.
Photo of Man holding striped bass
Photo by Rich Watts
Fishing for striped bass is very good this week with chumming taking center stage at traditional locations. The 20-foot to 25-foot channel edges at Swan, Love and Podickory points has been very good as well as the Bay Bridge and there has even been some action at the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Smaller striped bass tend to swarm into chum slicks with larger fish holding close to the bottom in back of the slicks. Anglers will find channel catfish holding back there also.
Spot are becoming harder to find this week as water temperatures dip. They can still be found in the lower Magothy River and the shallower side of the Bay Bridge in about 15 feet of water. Live lining is a great option at all of the chumming locations.
The Bay Bridge piers have been a good place to find suspended striped bass and one can either jig, chunk, chum or live line spot for them. At times there has also been some breaking fish near the bridge and if one looks carefully sometimes slicks will reveal the presence of underwater action which depth finders can confirm for some jigging action. Steve Fisher holds up a nice striped bass caught while jigging.
Fishing for white perch has been very good in the tidal rivers for those casting small spinnerbaits and jigs near shoreline structure. Fishing with a bottom rig baited with peeler crab, bloodworms or grass shrimp is a good way to catch them over hard bottom in deeper areas. Channel catfish are very active and can be caught in all of the region’s tidal rivers.


Attorney General Frosh Announces $148 Million Settlement with Uber Over Data Breach

BALTIMORE, MD (September 26, 2018) - Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced a multistate settlement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach involving the personal information of its drivers.

Uber learned in November 2016 that hackers had gained access to personal information that Uber maintains about its drivers, including the driver’s license information of approximately 600,000 drivers nationwide. Uber tracked down the hackers, and the states allege that Uber negotiated a deal in which Uber paid the hackers to delete the information and to not to disclose that the breach had ever occurred. Uber did not report the breach until November 2017, despite Maryland law requiring prompt breach notification to be provided to both affected individuals and the Attorney General.

“When personal information gets into the wrong hands because of a data breach, the chances of becoming a victim of identity greatly increase,” said Attorney General Frosh. “A one year delay in reporting a data breach makes the danger even greater for the victims.”

Read more in the full press release:

Video: Who Is Karl Marx?

Ideas have consequences. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. And sometimes catastrophic.

Ideas have consequences.

Sometimes good. Sometimes bad.

And sometimes catastrophic – like the ideas of Karl Marx.

Born in Trier, Germany in 1818, Marx didn’t invent communism. But it was on his ideas that Lenin and Stalin built the Soviet Union, Mao built communist China, and innumerable other tyrants, from the Kims in North Korea to the Castros in Cuba, built their communist regimes. Ultimately, those regimes and movements calling themselves “Marxist” murdered about 100 million people and enslaved more than a billion.

Marx believed that workers, specifically those who did manual labor, were exploited by capitalists – the people who owned, as Marx put it, “the means of production” (specifically, factories) – but who did very little physical labor themselves.

Only a workers’ revolution, Marx wrote in Das Kapital, could correct this injustice.

What would that revolution look like?

Marx and his collaborator, Friedrich Engels, spelled it out point-by-point in The Communist Manifesto. It included the “abolition of property and inheritance” and the “centralization of credit, communication, and transport in the hands of the state.” And a lot more along the same lines.

In other words, the state owns and controls pretty much everything.


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

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Reggie T. Mason

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
Press Release

            SNOW HILL- On September 24th, 2018 a grand jury was empaneled by The Office of The State’s Attorney for Worcester County where evidence and testimony were presented by Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott that resulted in indictments being returned by the grand jury charging Michael Cori Cluster, 34, of Berlin, Maryland along with John Harrison, 30, of Berlin, Maryland with the following charges; possession of a marijuana in an amount greater than ten grams, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance structure for the purpose of distributing marijuana.

            Both Mr. Cluster and Mr. Harrison were taken into custody pursuant to arrest warrants that were requested by The Office of the State’s Attorney.

            These charges were the result of an extensive investigation conducted by the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team with the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit assisting. Pursuant to this investigation, multiple search warrants were executed at various locations throughout Worcester County on September 18th, 2018.

            These search warrants yielded multiple seizures of evidentiary value. Notably, one such search warrant was executed at a location where there was a 30x60 recently built agricultural shed. Inside of that shed was a sophisticated marijuana grow operation that was utilizing technologically advanced agricultural techniques designed to maximize the amount of marijuana produced at that location. Due to the vast amount of mature plants recovered, along with the complex nature of the grow facility the entire facility was seized and secured.

            Trial dates will be set in the Circuit Court for Worcester County.

Pat Caddell: For Democrats, 'Everybody Is Roadkill' on Path to 'Beat Kavanaugh'

Pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell said Democrats view “everybody as roadkill” along a path to “block the nomination” of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He offered his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.

Democrats will destroy lives and families in pursuit of a “political goal,” said Caddell.

“It is frightening how people’s lives are damaged, I mean, are thrown away,” stated Caddell. “Everybody is roadkill when it comes to their desire to succeed in their goal, which is to beat Kavanaugh, whether it destroys him, his family, whatever — whether the charges are real or spurious. … [This will cause] people to not want to be in public life. Who wants this done to them? All in the name of a political goal.”


Assault Leads to Burglary and Weapon Charges-Delmar

 Delmar- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Salisbury, Maryland man after he entered into a residence uninvited and assaulted a resident.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at approximately 10:50 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 12000 block of Line Road for a report of an assault.  Prior to the Troopers arrival, it was learned that a 65-year-old male victim was in the process of being transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  Contact was made with the victim at the hospital where he indicated that an acquaintance, 66-year-old William D. Betts had entered his residence unannounced and began arguing and threatening to kill him. Betts soon after left the residence and entered the victim’s detached garage where he began pushing items over.  Betts obtained a crowbar and a screwdriver and proceeded back into the residence.  He continued to confront the victim, striking him over the head with the crowbar and threatening him with the screwdriver, prior to leaving the scene.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital with non-life threatening injures.
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Betts turned himself in at Troop 5 where he was charged with the following:
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (2 counts)
  • Burglary Second Degree
  • Aggravated Menacing (2 counts)
  • Burglary Third Degree
  • Terroristic Threatening
  • Assault Third Degree
  • Criminal Mischief
Betts was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $58,100.00 unsecured bond.

USTR Protects Local Maryland Business Following Harris Request

WASHINGTON, DC: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of tariffs with an exemption for a product, 3,5-Dinitro-o-toluamide, that largely affects the operations of Zoetis, a local business in Salisbury, MD. Dinitro-o-toluamide is used in the production of two related products that are very important for the treatment of the infectioncoccidiosis, especially significant in chicken and turkey production. The Zoetis product Zoalene is used to make Zoamix® and is a feed additive for chickens and turkeys which helps to reduce use of antibiotics in poultry feed.

The product is effectively only available from China. Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) requested the exemption for Dinitro-o-toluamide.

Congressman Harris released the following statement acknowledging USTR’s tariff exemption:

“I support President Trump’s efforts to address unfair Chinese trade practices and theft of American technology, and tariffs could be an effective method to acquire needed reform. However, some products used in American manufacturing are only available from China. It simply makes sense to exclude these ‘sole-source’ items from the tariff list. I am thankful that USTR agreed to my request to exempt this product, essential to a local manufacturer and employer on the Eastern Shore, from the list of tariffs placed on Chinese imports. This ingredient is important to the economy on the Eastern Shore and to the health of chicken and poultry production.”

A Viewer Writes: Bull Pizzle!


I read these 4 statements yesterday from 4 different people that said these things 4 different times over the last two years.

After reading all four, one thing is totally obvious.

All 4 are by the same author! Same format, they are law remarkably similar, they all contain the statement the perp was a federal judge, etc.

I have seen large piles of BS while squirrel hunting and this one is of record size.


A Viewer Writes: Julie Brewington

I’ve been keeping an eye on Julie’s Page and she constantly rants about men’s lives she could destroy. I guess she’s a “victim” of sexual assault too. Although the sleazy way she spoke to those officers in her arrest video makes me think otherwise. I’m sure this “lady” gets drunk a lot and likes to flirt.

Publishers Notes: Julie made every attempt to ruin my life/marriage and it immediately backfired with a Judge in Court who threw out her case when she in fact was caught in a massive LIE. She filed false charges against me and openly admitted herself that they were all lies. When the Judge asked why she had done so she replied, "HE'S CREEPY". 

Paul Joseph Watson vs Leftists (Best Moments)

'There Will Be Evictions': New Smoking Ban Roils Public Housing's Oldest Residents

The rule, which is projected to save states $150 million a year, went into effect this summer.

The 2 million people living in public housing have a new rule to follow: no smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars or vapes within 25 feet of their building.

When the Obama administration first proposed the rule, more than 600 agencies out of 3,300 had already made public housing units smoke-free. But there is one population that public housing directors say has been slow to adjust to the rule: elderly residents, who are more likely to lack mobility and to have smoked for a longer period of time.


The Truth About Kavanaugh

Man arrested in Virginia, accused of multiple murders, is DACA recipient, source says

An illegal immigrant from Mexico, accused of killing one person and injuring two others aboard a fishing vessel over the weekend, was reportedly allowed to stay in the U.S. as a DACA recipient.

Fox News has exclusively learned that Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was an illegal alien in the U.S. until he was granted deferred action under the DACA program on Nov. 30, 2013. The program is aimed at children brought to the country illegally by their parents.

Vazquez’s legal status was set to expire on Nov. 29, 2015. He applied for renewal but his request was denied on August 16, 2016 – almost a year after his DACA status had already expired. Documents say his request was denied for abandonment, meaning he may have failed to respond to an information request or never showed up for a required appearance.


Hurricane Florence Is Over, But South Carolina Residents Brace for Record Flooding

They survived Hurricane Florence's powerful wind and driving rain, but now residents in coastal South Carolina are wondering how they will make it through the historic floods that are forecast as a result of the swollen rivers that the storm left behind.

Robert Maring, an attorney and business owner in Georgetown, South Carolina, was anxiously awaiting the inundation on Tuesday, and doing everything he could to protect his businesses — which include a restaurant that he's a partner at in town. Restaurant employees were helping to haul out as much as they could salvage ahead of time.

"We're doing everything we can to save this restaurant. We know we have a flood coming. It's like being stalked by a turtle," Maring told NBC News on Tuesday. "Being we live on the coast here, hurricanes are just a fact of life and we have to deal with them. But nothing like this. This is historic."

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ICE arrests 83 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 4-day Wisconsin enforcement surge

CHICAGO — Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 83 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Wisconsin during a four-day enforcement action, which ended Monday.

During this operation, ERO officers made arrests in the following 14 Wisconsin counties: Brown (9), Dane (20), Door (2), Eau Claire (4), Kewaunee (4), Marathon (6), Milwaukee (15), Oconto (1), Outagamie (3), Racine (1), Rock (5), Taylor (7), Trempealeau (4) and Waukesha (2). Of the 83 arrested, 44 had criminal convictions. Six women and 77 men were arrested.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following eight countries: Columbia (1), Guatemala (6), Honduras (2), Mexico (68), Nicaragua (3), Russia (1), Thailand (1) and Vietnam (1).


ICE arrests 98 in North Texas and Oklahoma areas during 10-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives

DALLAS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 98 criminal aliens and immigration violators in North Texas and Oklahoma during a 10-day enforcement action, which ended Friday.

During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following 38 Texas cities and towns: Amarillo (2), Arlington (2), Athens (1), Big Spring (1), Bridgeport (1), Canton (1), Carrollton (1), Dallas (11), Denton (3), Fort Worth (5), Frisco (3), Garland (1), Gilmer (4), Grapevine (1), Greenville (1), Haltom City (1), Haslett (1), Hawley (1), Irving (6), Jacksboro (2), Kaufman (1), Lewisville (2), Longview (2), Lubbock (9), McKinney (3), Mesquite (2), Palestine (2), Pampa (4), Perryton (2), Plainview (2), Plano (1), Sache (1), San Angelo (2), Sherman (2), Tyler (1), Wichita Falls (1) and White Oak (1). A total of 11 arrests were made in Oklahoma in Oklahoma City (3) and Tulsa (8). Of the 98 arrested, 67 had criminal convictions; 87 men and 11 women were arrested. They range in age from 19 to 62 years old.

Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following six countries: Mexico (82), El Salvador (7), Honduras (6), Marshall Islands (1), Pakistan (1) and Peru (1).


What Role Is George Soros Playing in Anti-Kavanaugh Protests? 'The Ingraham Angle' Investigates

Laura Ingraham investigated how the protests against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh are being coordinated by well-funded liberal activist groups.

Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the high court, faces allegations of sexual assault dating back to high school by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. He is also accused of exposing himself at a freshman year dorm party to his Yale University classmate Deborah Ramirez. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegations.

On her program Tuesday, Ingraham noted that the Women's March has taken the lead in organizing opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"We are organizing an impactful, non-arrest, direct action to make sure that the Senate knows that #WeBelieveChristine and demand that they #CancelKavanaugh and vote no on his confirmation," the group said.


Christian Singer Beats Out Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B on Billboard Charts

Christian singer Lauren Daigle is making some major headlines in the music world this week after her new albumLook Up Child debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Daigle beat out names as big as Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Drake, and Nicki Minaj. The only two artists ahead of her are Paul McCartney and Eminem, holding slots 1 and 2, respectively.

This marks the best sales week for a Christian album in nearly nine years.

Unsurprisingly, Look Up Child hit number 1 on the “Top Christian Albums” chart as well, selling 115,000 equivalent album units in one week.

“That’s the largest overall week for a Christian music album in 2018, and the biggest for any Christian set since the charts began ranking albums by equivalent album units in late 2014,” according to Billboard.


Lindsey Graham Summarizes The Kavanaugh Chaos: "If An Accusation Is Enough, God Help Us All"

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) laid out his position on Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, telling reporters that he isn't going to deny him a seat on the Supreme Court based on flimsy allegations, and that he is going to "apply the rule of law" as his standard.

What are they supposed to do, interview everyone in Maryland from the summer of 1982?

We're talking about appointing someone to be in charge of the rule of law. I'm going to adopt the rule of law as my standard. If this were a criminal allegation you would never get out of the batter's box, because you can't tell the accused where it happened and when it happened, and there's no corroboration outside the accusation itself. You couldn't sue in civil court for the same reason - you could not even get a warrant.

So I will respectfully listen to Dr. Ford, but here's the question for me and others; what is the standard?What is it going to be? Are you really innocent or guilty based on the accusation? Is there any presumption of innocence left in the confirmation process?

If the accusation is enough, God help us all. It's OK to challenge the accuser.

I will respectfully listen, but if there's nothing new, I am not going to deny him a promotion to the Supreme Court based on a 35-year-old accusation where all of the facts that we do know about seem to suggest it didn't happen the way it was described.

If this is enough to deny a person a seat on the Supreme Court who has otherwise lived a good life, then I don't know where this ends.


Judge puts Yellowstone grizzly bears back on the endangered list, sparing them from a planned hunt

The grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park will be spared from a proposed trophy hunt, thanks to a ruling by a federal judge.

The ruling, filed Monday, effectively places the Greater Yellowstone grizzly -- the grizzly population native to areas around the park -- back on the Endangered Species list, which means they will receive special protections. It will also spare the bears from a planned hunt in Wyoming and Idaho this fall.

In the ruling, US District Court Judge Dana Christensen says the decision was not made with any kind of political stance in mind. Rather, it was an action taken in light of the 2017 decision to remove the Greater Yellowstone Grizzly from the Endangered Species List.

BOMBSHELL: Two Men Tell Judiciary Committee They Did It, Not Kavanaugh

On the eve the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the stories of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, two men have reportedly come forward claiming that they, not Judge Kavanaugh, were the ones who had the encounter in question with Ford.

Burgess Everett, a reporter for Politico, broke the news on Twitter. "[Senate Judiciary] Committee staff have a second interview with a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in the summer of 1982 that is the basis of her allegation," Everett wrote. "He described his recollection of their interaction in some detail."

"For people asking for more info," Burgess added in a second tweet, "this is from a long investigation summary from Judiciary Republicans distributed tonight. These interviews happened this week, according to the committee."


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The Millennial Crisis

There is a serious economic crisis brewing that few seem to be paying attention. According to a new survey from Zillow Group Inc. (ZGGet Report), approximately 22.5% of millennials ages 24 through 36 are living at home with their moms or both parents, up nine percentage points since 2005 which was 13.5% and the most in any year in the last decade. Between the student loans which cannot be discharged thanks to the Clintons (to get the support of bankers) even after they find that degrees are worthless when 60% of graduates cannot find employment with such a degree and the fact that taxes have escalated to nearly doubling over the last 20 years that is predominantly state and local, the affordability of buying a home has been fading fast. Despite the fact that millennials are eager to enter the real estate market, they’re bearing the brunt of the challenge directly caused by the combination of taxes and nondischargeable student loans.

Now 63% of millennials under the age of 29 cannot even afford the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, in fact, is their number one reason for remaining a renter. In their research, they concluded that one-third of millennial renters reported feeling they cannot afford a down payment to buy a home. This is a sad response that is not being taken into consideration by governments.


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Hey Brett Kavanaugh: Try This Out Thursday

If U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wants to make a splash at the high-stakes U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, he should take a page out of Clarence Thomas’s playbook and not even watch his accuser testify.

Kavanaugh has told all of us that not only did he not sexually assault Christine Blasey Ford, but that he never had any physical interaction with her. If that’s the case, there’s nothing for him to rebut. Whatever Ford says on Thursday that is relevant will be, in Kavanaugh’s account, wholly untrue. That means there’s no reason to go point by point through it.

Imagine if he greets his Democratic questioners something along the lines of how a previously accused nominee did almost 27 years ago.

Thomas, now a Supreme Court justice, astonished a Senate questioner during that long-ago Senate hearing in October 1991 when he was accused of sexual harassment by former colleague Anita Hill.

Thomas’s appearance is best remembered for his reference to a “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks, who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas.”

But there’s another part of his testimony under oath that Judge Brett Kavanaugh might emulate.


Brett Kavanaugh turns over calendar from summer of '82 to push back on allegations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has turned over his calendar from four months in 1982 to Senate investigators as he fights back against accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her that summer.

The Senate Judiciary Committee – ahead of Thursday’s scheduled hearing with both Kavanaugh and Ford – released copies of the calendar full of scribbled notes from May, June, July and August of 1982.

“The calendars were provided pursuant to Chairman Grassley request that Judge Kavanaugh provide any and all documentary evidence he may possess relating to the allegations raised by Dr. Ford,” said George Hartmann, the press secretary for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.


Eight big problems for Christine Blasey Ford’s story

Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are serious. She is accusing him of violent attempted rape. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing,” she told The Washington Post, recounting the alleged incident at a high school party “one summer in the early 1980s.”

But her story is also growing less believable by the day. Here are eight reasons why it’s hardly “anti-woman” for senators to question her account at Thursday’s hearing:

1) For starters, Ford still can’t recall basic details of what she says was the most traumatic event in her life. Not where the “assault” took place — she’s not sure whose house it was, or even what street it was on. Nor when — she’s not even sure of the year, let alone the day and month.

Ford’s not certain how old she was or what grade she was in when she says an older student violently molested her. (But she doesn’t plead inebriation: She described having just “one beer” at the party.)


Sept. 28 VFW Steak and/or Shrimp Dinner

The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW for a Steak and/or Shrimp Dinner on Friday, September 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the VFW Post, 200 West State St. Delmar, MD.

The dinner is a rib eye steak and /or steamed shrimp accompanied by a tossed salad with choice of dressing, a baked potato with sour cream and/or butter, and a dinner roll. Cost is based on the dinner option chosen.

Carry outs can be ordered, in person only, after 6 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW.

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Congressman Andy Harris Applauds Maryland Obamacare Rate Decrease

WASHINGTON, DC: On Friday, September 21, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced approval for an average 13.2 percent decrease to Maryland Obamacare health insurance rates, effective on January 1, 2019. The creation of a state reinsurance program through a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 1332 Waiver significantly contributed to the rate decrease.

Dr. Andy Harris (MD-01) made the following statement in support of the healthcare rate decrease:

“I applaud Governor Hogan for working with the Trump administration to address the unaffordable high cost of health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. The double-digit rate relief we now see for 2019 is a testament to the wisdom of re-establishing a high-risk reinsurance system in Maryland like we had prior to Obamacare. That's exactly the mechanism proposed in the American Health Care Act to reform Obamacare that was passed by the House last year but was unfortunately rejected by the Senate."

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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Parental Leave Policy for State Employees; Provides 60 Days of Paid Leave

Will Introduce Legislation to Incentivize Small Businesses to Provide Parental Benefits

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new parental leave policy for Maryland state employees, which will provide up to an additional 60 days of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child under six years old. To provide more flexibility for working parents, the 60 days may be used any time within the first six months following the birth or adoption and does not have to be used concurrently.

The new 60 days of paid parental leave is part of Senate Bill 859, which Governor Hogan supported and signed this year. The administration is going beyond the requirements of the legislation by making the 60 days of leave available for use anytime within the first six months after birth or adoption of a child, whereas traditionally parents have had to use leave time in a bloc. This additional paid leave will be granted once the employee has exhausted his or her annual and personal leave. This benefit begins on October 1, 2018.

“We are maximizing flexibility for working parents by making these 60 days of parental leave available anytime within six months following the birth or adoption of a child,” said Governor Hogan. “Because being a new parent isn’t just about being home for the first six weeks following your son or daughter’s birth. It’s also the doctor’s appointments, check-ups, and other important needs in your child’s early stages of life.”

The governor also announced that he will be submitting the Small Business Relief Tax Credit Act of 2019 on the first day of the next legislative session in January, which will expand on last year’s legislation that provides tax credits incentivizing small businesses to offer paid sick leave to also include tax credits to small businesses that offer paid parental leave for their employees.

The governor proposed the Small Business Relief Tax Credit of 2018 to provide tax credits for small businesses providing paid sick leave for their employees, and it passed unanimously in the last legislative session. The new proposed legislation will expand eligibility for the tax credit to small businesses that provide paid parental leave and double the available tax credit for businesses that provide both paid sick leave and parental leave.

“Our administration is leading by example, and it is our hope that other employers and small businesses throughout the state will follow our lead,” said Governor Hogan.

Governor Hogan made the announcement during the administration’s Montgomery County Cabinet Day, which included a public cabinet meeting in Olney, Md., followed by nearly 100 events, tours, and meetings across the county in which state officials visit local communities and hear from citizens directly.