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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Louise Smith April 16, 1940 - July 7, 2020

Louise Smith, 80, of Salisbury died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at her home at Mallard Landing in Salisbury.


West Ocean City Hooters Is Closed For Good

Hooters in general is trying to concentrate on their anchor location at the beach and have decided to close their West Ocean City location for good. It is official, they're done. 

It's my understanding there's been a lot of interest by other restaurants to take over this location so we will see what happens in time. 

Coronavirus question: Is a mask effective when you wear it just below your nose?

Today’s coronavirus question is answered by Dr. Henry Raymond, an associate professor and epidemiologist at the Rutgers School of Public Health, and Dr. Amisha Malhotra, an associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Q: Is a mask effective when people wear it just below their noses?

A: No. A mask is not effective if it is worn below the nose, because respiratory droplets come from sneezing as well as coughing. Nasal secretions can contain the coronavirus in an infected person, and covering the nose can help prevent transmission since the virus can infect an individual by entry through the nasal passages. This means that if you sneeze into the open air, you can put another person at risk of being exposed to your germs. Moreover, wearing a mask over your nose not only helps others from you potentially transmitting the coronavirus, but it decreases the risk of you — the mask-wearer — from contracting it as well.

A Viewer Writes: The Wicomico County Board of Education, (WCBOE) Is Racist

The Wicomico County Board of Education sides with the Marxist anarchists and validates looters, rioters, ANTIFA, and the Black Liberation Movement (disguised as Black Lives Matter). WCBOE is anti-police and solely blames white people for the racial divide and social unrest in this country. All black people are good, and white people are bad. To them, racism is one-way (only from white people) and all black people are victims and incapable of racism. WCBOE is discriminating against white people with a mission to guilt people for their color and it's illegal. The DOJ can do nothing as it's overwhelmed as this is happening all across our country.

Go to this page and visit their teaching resource links on their page "Talking To Your Child About Racism"

Where Do You Stand?

Do You Think The Redskins Name Is Offensive?

Coronavirus Closings: 2 Ocean City, Maryland Bars Close Due To Positive Cases Among Staff

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Two Ocean City, Maryland bars announced they would be closed this weekend due to positive coronavirus cases among staff.

Fish Tales OC and the Purple Moose Saloon are both closed because they learned in the last 24 hours about cases among their staff.

In a message on Facebook, Fish Tales said it learned Friday night that three staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

“We regret to inform you that Fish Tales will be closed until further notice. It was brought to our attention tonight that 3 of our staff members have tested positive for Covid-19. Upon receiving this news, we immediately closed. We believe that we have set a positive example in our community following this pandemic thus far. We are eager to continue down this path by doing the right thing for our staff and customers. We will be meeting with health officials to go over the safest procedures to make sure all of our staff has been tested and cleared to work. We are so grateful for the outpouring love and support we have received from our staff and customers during these trying months. Just like we said before, Fish Tales will come back stronger and better than ever! Thank you for understanding that the health of our staff is most important during this time. We love you all and hope to be back open soon!”


Publishers Notes: Crabcake Factory has also closed.

Who Didn't See This One Coming! Hogan, Maryland Governor, Plans Book Tour as He Eyes 2024 White House Run

Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of a solidly Democratic state, who has drawn attention for his criticism of President Trump’s coronavirus response, writes at length about the experience.

WASHINGTON — Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, a popular Republican governor who has drawn national attention for publicly challenging President Trump on the coronavirus, announced on Tuesday that he was starting a virtual book tour for his new memoir, elevating his profile as he considers a presidential run in 2024.

Mr. Hogan, who flirted publicly last year with a primary challengeagainst Mr. Trump, instead took the helm of the National Governors Association, where in recent months he has been at the forefront of an often fraught relationship between the Trump administration and governors around the country struggling to confront the pandemic. Mr. Hogan, 64, recounts the experience at length in his book, and said that it had reinforced his interest in seeking the presidency.

“After this November election is over, regardless of who wins, there are a large majority of Americans who are completely convinced our political system is fundamentally broken, and they’re going to be looking for something different,” Mr. Hogan said in an interview about the memoir, titled “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic and the Toxic Politics that Divide America,” which is to be released on July 28.

“We have an election coming up — we’ll see what happens there — but I’ve been leading the nation’s governors through one of the biggest crises in our lifetime,” he added.


Maryland Reports Record 21,140 COVID-19 Tests, Positive Trends Continue

Maryland Has Conducted More Than 800,000 Tests, More Than 220 Testing Sites OpenSeven-Day Positivity Rate Is 4.45%, Daily Positivity Rate Is 3.67%Total Current Hospitalizations Are 392, With 114 ICU Beds In Use State Is Reporting Nine Confirmed Deaths
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland has now surpassed more than 800,000 COVID-19 tests, including a record 21,140 tests over the last 24 hours, as the state’s key health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction. State health officials are monitoring the spikes and outbreaks in neighboring states, as well as the rising positivity rate among young people.
More Than 800,000 COVID-19 Tests, Including Record 21,140 Tests. Maryland continues to expand its testing capacity as part of a long-term strategy. In total, Maryland has now conducted 807,926 COVID-19 tests, including a record 21,140 tests over the last 24 hours. 643,391 Marylanders have now been tested for COVID-19—representing 10.6% of the state’s population.
Statewide Positivity Rate Is 4.45%. The state’s seven-day average positivity rate is 4.45%, and the daily positivity rate is 3.67%, the second-lowest daily rate the state has reported. The positivity rate is below 7% in every jurisdiction, with the exception of Queen Anne’s County, which has experienced a 259% increase in its positivity rate since June 30 and has the state’s highest positivity rate at 8.49%
Total Current Hospitalizations Are 392. There are 392 current total COVID-19 hospitalizations, with 114 ICU beds in use.
15 of 24 Jurisdictions Have Met 10% Testing Goal. Howard, Caroline, and Worcester have now met the state’s goal of testing 10% of their populations, bringing the total to 15 out of 24 jurisdictions. 
Positivity Rate Higher For Marylanders Under 35. The positivity rate among Marylanders under 35 (6.46%) is 83.5% higher than the positivity rate for Marylanders age 35 and older (3.52%).
220+ COVID Testing Sites Statewide. To further increase convenience and accessibility at COVID-19 testing sites, the Maryland Department of Health and local partners are providing patients with the ability to schedule their own appointments online at more sites. For more information about testing sites in Maryland, visit and click on the “Testing” tab.

Paris: Notre Dame to Be Rebuilt Without Modern Look

Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year's devastating fire.

No swimming pool or organic garden on the roof of the medieval Paris monument, or contemporary glass spire, or other modern twists. And to stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.

That's the verdict reached by French President Emmanuel Macron, the cathedral's present-day architects and the general in charge of the colossal reconstruction project for one of the world's most treasured landmarks.

Macron, who wants Notre Dame reopened in time for the 2024 Olympics, had initially pushed for a contemporary touch atop the cathedral, prompting eye-catching proposals from architects around the world.

But Macron came around to the traditionalists' argument, and approved reconstruction plans for the 12th century monument that were presented Thursday, according to a statement from state agency overseeing the project.