Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Riverview Motel, 7811 Governor Printz Boulevard, Claymont, DE
Date of Occurrence:
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Theodore Tucker, 52, Wilmington, DE
Claymont- The death of a male subject found in a room at the Riverview Motel in Claymont on Monday, June 18th, has been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Details as to the cause and manner of death are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.
The victim has been identified as Theodore Tucker, 52, of Wilmington,
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective David Chorlton at 302-741-2731 or Detective Terrance Smith at 302-834-2630. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
The Pew Research Center found that the number of Asian immigrants grew from 19 percent of all new immigrants in 2000 to 36 percent in 2010. Incoming Hispanic immigrants fell from 59 percent in 2000 to 31 percent.
Up to 11 percent of illegal immigrants in the United States are Asian while about 75 percent are Hispanic, according to the analysis, which combined government data with its own polling.
Those numbers might seem strange until you read the latest study on the Jewish population in the city which finds that 40 percent of the city’s Jews are Orthodox—up from a third, ten years ago.
74 percent of all Jewish children in the city are Orthodox, a baby boom that will completely transform the city’s Jewish population. And that means the transformation of the Jewish vote. Within another decade, New York City will have an Orthodox majority; within a generation that majority will be so decisive as to define its political orientation. The end of the New York Jewish liberal is here.
When informed of the incident last month at Salinas Elementary School, the boy’s father told cops, “No child deserved this treatment.” Referring to the female teachers, he added, “They ordered a code red on my son!”
According to a police report, one teacher sought a colleague’s help in disciplining the boy, who “was a bully in her classroom.” The teacher brought the boy, Aiden Neely, into the second teacher’s classroom, where the students were directed to “teach him why bullying is bad.”
Proposals to avert bigger cuts in food stamps and reduce certain crop subsidies are among more than 70 amendments the U.S. Senate will consider this week to a massive farm bill.
Senate leaders struck a bipartisan deal late on Monday to clear the way for debate and votes on the stalled legislation beginning on Tuesday, a Democratic aide said.
The U.S. farm law covers everything from food stamps to crop subsidies to soil erosion - and several other hot-button issues in an election year.
Hundreds of mayors from across the United States this weekend called for new laws letting parents seize control of low-performing public schools and fire the teachers, oust the administrators or turn the schools over to private management.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday unanimously endorsed "parent trigger" laws aimed at bypassing elected school boards and giving parents at the worst public schools the opportunity to band together and force immediate change.
Such laws are fiercely opposed by teachers' unions, which stand to lose members in school takeovers. Union leaders say there is no proof such upheaval will improve learning. And they argue that public investment in struggling communities, rather than private management of struggling schools, is the key to boosting student achievement.
It’s official. President Barack Obama is the biggest spender in the history of the world. And that is not hyperbole. Like a shopaholic who denies the addiction, Obama has consistently been in denial about his reckless spending addiction. Despite President Barack Obama’s denials, though, an analysis by Forbes shows there has not been a greater spender than Obama.
In addition, Obama had four consecutive budget deficits of over a trillion dollars and, in just one term, will “will have increased the national debt as much as all prior Presidents, from George Washington to George Bush, combined.”
“We remain concerned that the IRS is requesting the names of donors and contributors to organizations that apply for tax-exempt status,” says the Senate letter sent to IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Schulman on Monday. “In doing so, the IRS appears to be circumventing the statutory privacy protections that Congress has long provided donors.”
The letter is signed by Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah; Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky; John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas; Jon Kyl of Arizona; Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee; Mike Enzi of Wyoming; John Thune of South Dakota and Pat Roberts of Kansas. McConnell is the Senate minority leader and Hatch is the ranking member of the Finance Committee with oversight responsibility of the IRS.
With all that history, the Archives has run out of space.
The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives.
Prosecutors say Oscar Sanchez, 46, was a key leader in a group that funneled $31 million in Medicare dollars into banks in Havana — the first such case that directly traces money fleeced from the beleaguered program into the Cuban banking system.
Most of the money moved through an intricate web of foreign shell companies before ending up in Cuba, to avoid being detected in the United States, said investigators.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/06/18/2855604/feds-in-miami-millions-stolen.html#storylink=cpy
This Church Is Also the World’s Biggest Tree House, Built By the ‘Spirit of God’ (With No Blueprints)
The 100-foot building, called “The Minister’s Treehouse,” was built in Crossville, Tennessee, over a period of 11 years. Unlike other houses of worship that are meticulously plotted and blueprinted, this particular building was constructed without any solidified plans.
Rather than stain-glass windows and perfected structure, it features wooden panels and is built — you guessed it — around seven trees. Inside, the church is about 10,000 square feet, but its exact dimensions aren’t known.
More including additional pictures and video HERE
From Fox News
Even as Chicago sent 100+ police officers to guard the wedding of Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, the city underwent a dramatic crime wave. According to local media, at least seven people were killed and 35 were injured over the weekend. One 16-year-old girl took three bullets to the chest and died on Saturday evening; another ten people were shot on Friday, and three were killed Sunday morning. The weekend numbers from Chicago are astonishing – 46 people were hurt and eight died last weekend in Chicago.
In April 2012, Valerie Jarrett herself traveled to Chicago to tout the Obama administration’s “action” on Chicago youth violence, speaking at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention: “As a mom, it just breaks my heart when I hear stories of young people who fall victim to gangs, drugs, and crime – President Obama, the father of two young girls, feels the same way …. [President Obama] took action. He sent Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Chicago to discuss youth violence with Mayor Daley and leaders in the community – and those discussions ultimately led to the creation of this National Forum.”
Date of Occurrence: Monday June 18, 2012 at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Danielle Mehlman, 26, of Bensalem, PA
Suspect and Charges:
Pawan Kumar, 26, 3000 block of Naamans Road, Stratford Apts., Wilmington, DE
Dewey Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police have been informed by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Division, that Pawan Kumar has been found dead in the Bellville Motor Lodge, Bellville, NJ.
Any media questions into Pawan Kumar’s cause of death may be directed to Katherine Carter at 973-621-4021.
The Medical Examiner’s Office is continuing their investigation into Danielle Mehlman’s cause of death.
From Fox News
The Shiner, Texas case where a young father beat the molester of his five-year-old daughter has now been ruled a homicide. The dead man has now been identified as Jesus Mora Flores, 47, of Gonzales, Texas, an alleged acquaintance of the father who had been hired to care for the horses at the father’s barn.
Amnesty for breaking into the country. Not for the death of Maria Vasquez:
Maria Vasquez had just dropped off her nearly 2-year-old son with her father and headed to work. The 33-year-old did not make it far. The Dallas County Sheriff’s office said, around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, 21-year-old Santiago Morin-Gonzalez drove a white Ford F-150 the wrong way down northbound Interstate-35E and crashed into oncoming traffic.
Vasquez was in a car, caught between two others in the wreckage.
Rescue crews were able to free her, but Vasquez’s parents said that, by the time they reached Parkland Memorial Hospital, she had died.
I suppose I could be all PC about this and say that citizens kill people with their cars all the time, so why differentiate between them and illegal aliens, but no. I don’t think so.
If we had control of our border, Santiago would not have been in the country. If he wasn’t in the country, he wouldn’t be drunk, tooling down the wrong side of the interstate towards Maria Vazquez.
If he wasn’t in the country, she would be alive.
There’s the difference.
The e-mail, with the subject line “wonderful news,” contains links to the website, where visitors can listen to Obama’s speech on immigration he gave at 2:08 p.m. on Friday in the White House Rose Garden.
Archuleta – who was hailed as the first Latina to run a major presidential campaign when she was named director in June 2011 – sent the e-mail at 9:08 p.m.
The Urban Institute's study is the first to say how many exonerations are likely from Virginia's stash of archived, decades-old biological samples that so far have cleared at least five men who were convicted of sexual assaults. Officials with the state Department of Forensic Science, which is conducting the testing project, have said their job is not to suggest who should be exonerated, but to test the samples and deliver the results to law enforcement officials who determine whether they believe someone is innocent.
The institute's researchers found that in 5 percent of homicide and sexual assault cases, DNA testing ruled out the convicted person. If the scope is narrowed to just the sexual assault convictions, DNA testing eliminated between 8 percent and 15 percent of convicted offenders. The wrongful conviction rate previously had been estimated at 3 percent or less.
Date of Occurrence: Monday June 18, 2012 at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Danielle Mehlman, 26, of Bensalem, PA
Suspect and Charges:
Pawan Kumar, 26, 3000 block of Naamans Road, Stratford Apts., Wilmington, DE
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Dewey Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives have identified the female victim found in the ground floor room of the Atlantic Oceanside Motel in Dewey Beach as Danielle Mehlman, 26, of Bensalem, PA
The Medical Examiner’s Office is continuing their investigation into the cause of death.
Anyone that knows the whereabouts of Pawan Kumar should contact Det. Chambers at 302-856-5850 ext. 206 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
Jon Stewart, the left-wing star of the low-rated "Daily Show," might not be richer than Romney today, but the pace he's currently on means that someday he may very well be.
The Westport neighborhood in south Baltimore is getting a helping hand from more than 25 Navy sailors. They're in town for the Sailabration but are also donating their time to make a positive mark on the community.
"The United States Navy is a melting pot of America and when it comes down to it, we're all from all over the United States of America, and anything we can do to help out the community, helping out a community in another city is just like helping out a community in your own home city," said HT` Matt Crawford, with the U.S. Navy.
MSNBC continued it's tradition of leaning so far forward that it's corporate head becomes lodged in its corporate backside today with a story on Mitt Romney and Wawa's. Andrea Mitchell attempted to use a deceptively-edited clip to persuade her audience that Romney is out of step with the average voter.Sooper Mexican compared the edited clip with the full Romney remarks. They clearly show Romney's was amazed at the ways in which private sector competition motivates businesses, a fundamental that the government lacks. Mitchell deliberately omitted this point to falsely portray Romney as a fool.
Nearly two years later, Frank, 69, was told he actually didn’t have cancer. At this point, he and his wife, Wilma, were $80,000 in the hole.
The New Zealand Herald reports Frank and Wilma after his initial diagnosis in May 2010 with a deadly form of cancer in his heart tissue sold or gave away much of what they owned, including Frank’s handyman company. They began taking extravagant trips and even started a separate business, which eventually fell under.
Location: Atlantic Oceanside Motel, 1700 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE
Date of Occurrence: Monday June 18, 2012 at approximately 10:45 a.m.
White female (no further information at this time)
Male subject of Middle Eastern descent, mid 20s (no further information)
Dewey Beach, DE- The Delaware State Police have released the following surveillance photos of a person of interest. This person is wanted for questioning into the suspicious death of a white female found in a ground floor room of Atlantic Oceanside Motel in Dewey Beach.
Anyone that is able to identify this subject should contact Det. Chambers at 302-856-5850 ext. 206 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
- White people have been “given a social license to kill based on their white skin privilege.”
- President Obama is “a black face in a high place” and cannot stop racism
- White people are pushing “crack cocaine & AIDS” at black people
- Black people “will not sit back passively like Jews and go to the gas chambers”
- Goal is to create “whole new society, a society that’s basically an updated grade of socialism”
- Black Panthers must “destroy the classes, we have to destroy the white supremacy“
I had never thought about this...
A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .
Allow me to restate that number:
Over the last several months, Wisconsin's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.
More men under arms than in Iran.
More than France and Germany combined.
These men deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.
That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan's 700,000 hunters, all of whom have now returned home safely.
Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.
And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states.
Tt's millions more.
America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.
it's not just a way to fill the freezer..
It's a matter of national security.
That's why all enemies, foreign and
domestic, want to see us disarmed.
Food for thought, when next we consider gun control.
Have A Great Day!
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – On the heels of the discovery of a 1991 publicity brochure stating Barack Obama was born in Kenya comes the unearthing of a 1990 Vanity Fair article stating Obama grew up in Singapore, not in Indonesia.
In both instances, the question immediately arises: Who was the source of the information that contradicts Obama’s accepted narrative?
In the case of the “born in Kenya” brochure, it’s almost certain that Obama was the source, because it was the policy of literary agent Acton & Dystel to ask its authors to write their own bios. The agency insists, however, “born in Kenya” was merely a “fact-checking error.” Nevertheless, the agency cannot explain why the “error” was repeated numerous times over the course of 16 years and never corrected by Obama.
WND found that in April 2007, two months after Obama had launched his presidential bid, Dystel was still touting the then-Democratic senator from Illinois as “born in Kenya.”
Was Obama the source of the “raised in Singapore” statement in the Vanity Fair profile, or was it an error by the writer and editors?
At the time of the 1990 article, Obama was the newly elected first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
During the 3rd Friday event last week these bookmarks were being handed out. Ladies & Gentlemen, do you really want a Mayor who is so clueless he FORGOT the next term is only 2 years long, not 4 years?
Do you really want a Mayor who proposed a tax increase to pay his staff more money but ignored EVERYONE else?
Do you really want a Mayor who again, proposed a tax increase when it was completely unnecessary and the Council delivered a balanced Budget WITHOUT a tax increase?
Do you really want a Mayor who is only interested in entitlement programs like affordable housing, section 8 housing, student dorms, Fire Boats and grants to educate released ECI inmates?
Do you really want a Mayor who states he's talked to the "stakeholders" in Downtown Salisbury yet he really meant special interests instead?
Do you really want a Mayor who calls Council Members racists and attacks the very people who actually voted for him in the last election?
Do you really want a Mayor who has been a government employee his entire adult life or would you rather have a Mayor who is a proven and successful businessman?
I do NOT believe Salisbury needs 500 affordable housing units Downtown. I do NOT believe in giving away parking lots to special interests for 100,000 new square feet of office space Downtown.
I believe we need to fill what we have FIRST. I believe in FINALLY supporting those people who have INVESTED into Downtown Salisbury. I believe we should get their input first. I believe in the vision I have created for Downtown Salisbury that will skyrocket economic and development as well as skyrocket property values.
I believe we should remove almost all parking meters Downtown to encourage and welcome visitors to stick around as long as they like, WITHOUT ever costing the taxpayers a penny in doing so.
If you'd like to know how this can be done along with many other ideas I have for Salisbury, come visit me at 300 W. Main Street like so many others have done. The former Ireton supporters are walking out with smiles on their faces because these are realistic ideas that finally give hope for the future of Salisbury.
The "politicians" of the past have proven they cannot manage the City. They have proven they are NOT business friendly and Salisbury needs to change that reputation. While many of you may not realize it, people interested in developing or even relocating their businesses run away from Salisbury so fast it isn't funny. This is why you're seeing most of the new development moving to Delmar and Fruitland. While this may not impact many of you on the surface, it does impact you when it comes to taxes. The more they build affordable and section 8 housing, the more your taxes go UP. YOU are paying for it. The more businesses we can bring to Salisbury the more it balances out that impact we're already stuck with.
I recently sat down with some people and asked, how many section 8, affordable housing and student housing have been built in the last 8 years? Their answer was, I really don't know exactly. I expected that answer as they were not prepared for the question. I then said, now I want you to look at it this way. How many NEW HOMES have been built in Salisbury over the last 8 years? Then it triggered in their minds. There were very few. Your current and former Mayor are killing Salisbury. You cannot grow if what your building isn't paying taxes.
So Mr. Teacher, it's a two year term, not four. You might find the image above VERY similar to a piece Obama put out recently. So I ask, do you really want four more years of Obama and Ireton?
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410 749 1776. Cost is $10.00 per person.
Celebrate our freedom on Sunday August 26 from 1-4, when Poplar Hill Mansion, hosts a War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. Experience history walking through Poplar Hill Mansion, believed to be the only house still standing in Salisbury from prior to the War of 1812. Wear period dress for more fun, have refreshments and enjoy the music of members of the Salisbury Symphony brass . This event is free , but donations are gratefully accepted. Our current restoration projects are the historic smokehouse and our Joshua Thurston , Clementi pianoforte. If you would like to help feed the hungry in Salisbury, you may drop off nonperishable food items.
This is legit. I check it out at https://www.iardc.org Stands for Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It's the official arm of lawyer discipline in Illinois; and they are very strict and mean as hell. (Talk about irony.) Even I, at the advanced age of almost 65, maintain (at the cost of approximately $600/year) my law license that I worked so hard and long to earn.
Former Constitutional Law Lecturer and U.S. President Makes Up Constitutional Quotes During State Of The Union (SOTU) Address.
1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A "Voluntary Surrender" is not something where you decide "Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?" and forget to renew your license. No, a "Voluntary Surrender" is something you do when you've been accused of something, and you 'voluntarily surrender" your license five seconds before the state suspends you.
2 Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993. after a Federal Judge gave her the choice between surrendering her license or standing trial for Insurance fraud!
3. So, we have the first black President and First Lady - who don't actually have licenses to practice law. Facts. Source: http://jdlong.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/pres-barack-obama-editor-of-the-Harvard-law-review-has-no-law-license/
4. A senior lecturer is one thing, a fully ranked law professor is another. Barack Obama was NOT aConstitutional Law Professor at the University of Chicago.
5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "served as a professor" in the law school-but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.
6. "He did not hold the title of Professor of Law," said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law. Source:http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_obama_did_hold_the_title.html ;
7. The former Constitutional Senior Lecturer (Obama) cited the U.S. Constitution the other night during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence ... not theConstitution.
8. The B-Cast posted the video: http://www.breitbart.tv/did-obama-confuse-the-constitution-with-the-declaration-of-independence/
9. Free Republic: In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: "We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal.
10. Um, wrong citing, wrong founding document there Champ, I mean Mr. President. By the way, the promises are not a notion, our founders named them unalienable rights. The document is our Declaration of Independence and it reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
11. And this is the same guy who lectured the Supreme Court moments later in the same speech?
When you are a phony it's hard to keep facts straight.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson
Last night Greece “apparently” voted to (somehow) keep to “the program” and not immediately toss all the bonds they have issued into the paper shredder and send the pieces to Merkel.
It didn’t matter. Spain’s bond yields continued to rise this morning, are at this point over 7% and the overnight rally in the futures disappeared.
There’s a not-so-silent bank run in Greece. This will spread.
In Greece, and elsewhere in Europe, there is a developing story (not yet reported) where people are simply charging everything on their credit cards and have no intention of paying any of it — ever.
This will of course get cut off (as soon as it is publicly recognized that it’s going on) and the market will revert to cash-only. And when it does, the contraction will hit the markets and the public recognition like a freight train.
This morning CNBS’ Liesman continued to play the “bazooka” game, claiming that someone “needs to do something.” He’s at least getting some pushback from the others on the set.
Well, yes, someone needs to do something.
Arithmetic has to be faced.
And arithmetic is quite simple:
The government cannot spend more than it taxes. No government. Not here, not in Spain, not in Greece, not anywhere.
The JS Roundhouse Mid, a high-top sneaker with an orange plastic cuff, was made in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
The sneaker "is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery," Adidas said in a statement. "Since the shoe debuted on our Facebook page ahead of its market release in August, Adidas has received both favorable and critical feedback. We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace."
Dominant Social Theme: All these ideas are good ones.
Free-Market Analysis: This is a very interesting article that has been posted around the web but caught our attention because it frankly makes the case that both Georgism and Social Credit – now making a timid comeback – are facilities of Fabianism.
The Fabian Society believed that capitalism was the cause of an inefficient and unjust society, and Fabians wanted to focus and help society move to a socialist system as painlessly as possible. It was responsible for forming part of the foundation for the Labour Party, and today functions primarily as a think tank and is one of 15 socialist societies that are associated with the Labour Party. However, there is no doubt that of these, the Fabian Society is the most influential.
Almost singlehandedly, through its establishment not only of the Labour Party but also of the London School of Economics, the Fabian Society has played a major role in ruining most of Britain's republican institutions.
The Fabian Society's malevolence has spread far beyond Britain, however. Evidently and obviously affiliated with Western central banking families, the Fabian Society's impetus towards authoritarianism is well established now in education, media and politics.
We are a stronger country when we expand opportunity to greater numbers of people, rather than fewer. That's why I signed the DREAM Act here in Maryland, and now with President Obama's bold leadership, we have new momentum as we seek to become the first state in America to successfully defend DREAM legislation at the ballot box.
The Maryland DREAM Act says that students can be eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of their parents' immigration status, provided they pay in-state taxes, graduate from a Maryland high school and commit to legalizing their status as soon as they are eligible. Students who pay state income taxes -- and only students who pay state taxes -- are eligible for in-state tuition.
Taxmageddon is getting ready to suffocate the U.S. economy under crushing tax increases on January 1, 2013. These tax hikes include the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax reductions and the tax increases from the 2010 health care law.
The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis (CDA) ran the numbers based on data from the IRS and found how much Taxmageddon will cost the average taxpayers in each state and congressional district.
The $494 billion in new tax increases is $4,138 more in taxes for the average family in 2013, but some places will pay more.
Here is how much the average tax return in the worst hit states will pay:
New Jersey: $4,216
New York: $3,773
Sadly, it is only going to get worse:
The plunge in tax proceeds during the recession made it even harder for states to make their annual retirement contributions. Tax revenues are up in most states but have not returned to previous levels. At the same time, competing, non-pension costs such as Medicaid are rising. Often, elected officials must choose among funding retirement benefits, raising taxes, or paying for schools, roads, and public safety.
Who will pay for the underfunding? In short: someone else:
The case against Clemens involved one count of obstruction of Congress, three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury. He was not charged with illicit use of performance-enhancing drugs, but his denial of such use was part of the case against him.
A federal jury found him not guilty on all six counts.
Michael A. Baker, 22, of 176 Longmeadow Drive, Apt. 204, Holbrook, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a wrench; armed robbery; disturbing the peace; disorderly conduct; and receiving stolen property under $250.
In Brockton District Court on Monday, defense attorney Stacie Cooper said Baker was trying to defend himself from the alleged victim, who started a fight. An innocent plea was entered on Baker’s behalf. A probable cause hearing was set for July 17.
WHO: Everyone is invited; show is targeted for children & families
WHEN & WHERE:
Two shows: 2pm Centre Branch, 6pm Billy Gene Jackson Park
SALISBURY, MD – The Centre Branch of Wicomico Public Library presents “Arabian Nights” performed by New Moon Theatre at the Centre Branch on Saturday, June 30th at 2 p.m., and again at 6 p.m. in Billy Gene Jackson Park in Salisbury.
Join Laila, an Arab-American fifth-grader, as she discovers the stories that have enchanted children and adults in the Middle East for more than a thousand years.
The Centre Branch is located in the Centre at Salisbury mall, near the Chuck E. Cheese’s entrance. Visit us on the web at www.wicomicolibrary.org or call 410-546-5397 for more information.
"As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one," George Zimmerman told his wife. Zimmerman was wearing a bulletproof vest when he left jail after posting bond. His attorney, Mark O'Mara, has reported receiving threats.
The calls, released by prosecutors, also detail how Zimmerman instructed his wife to transfer money from bank accounts and could play a crucial role in his second bond hearing next week.
Women Supporting Women Event a Success
Nearly 100 businesses, groups, and individuals participated in the 2nd Annual Bras for a Cause, a unique competition to help Women Supporting Women (WSW), a grass-roots local non-profit breast cancer support organization. “The talent that poured out of our folks here on the shore was amazing. Every time an entry came in the door, our staff stopped what they were doing to ‘Oooh’ and ‘Ahhh’,” said Sue Revelle, Executive Director of WSW. “The best part was the number of people who stopped by our table at the Centre at Salisbury, called, or came by our office to share their story, or receive services. This event started as an awareness campaign, and we succeeded in making more people aware of the importance of breast health. We were also able to reach and serve more survivors in more places here on Delmarva, and that’s a win for everybody.”
The winning didn’t stop there, however, as the event brought in over $11,000 for the non-profit organization. The overall top fundraiser was an aptly entry titled “Treasure Chest”. Its team of creators, called It’s a Family Thing, brought in over $1,500 alone. Says WSW’s Director of Fund Development, Carlos Mir, “Thanks to the partnership with the Centre at Salisbury, this event was simply awesome in every aspect… We can’t wait to do it again next year!”
Women Supporting Women is a local, grass-roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing awareness, education and support to all those who are affected by breast cancer. With no national ties or funding, we rely completely on our community to help us provide free services to our neighbors, friends and families right here on Delmarva. To learn more about WSW, visit www.womensupportingwomen.org or www.facebook.com/womensupportingwomen/delmarva , or stop by our Salisbury office located at 1320 Belmont Avenue, next to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Overall Top Fundraiser
Winner: People’s Choice (Top Number of Votes) – Group
Title: Treasure Chest
Artist: It’s a Family Thing
From L to R: Dottie Turner, Bras for a Cause Event Chair; Heather Mir; Donna Schlag; Carlos Mir, WSW Fund Development Director
The federal government had agreed to fully reimburse money tribes spent on programs like law enforcement, environmental protection and agricultural assistance, but Congress capped the amount of money earmarked for that reimbursement. The tribes sued, and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said the money must be fully reimbursed.
The high court on Monday ruled the Ramah Navajo Chapter and other Native American tribes must get their money back.
PRESTON — A Father’s Day outing in Preston turned tragic Sunday afternoon after a mother jumped into the Marsh Creek after her toddler, who fell from the Poplar Neck Bridge.
Dive teams dragged the Choptank River after the 22-year-old woman who jumped in after her 2 1/2-year-old at about 2:30 p.m. did not resurface.
Natural Resources Police Cpl. Barry Ball said the woman, her husband and their toddler were packing up after fishing on the bridge when the toddler fell overboard. The mother, who officials said cannot swim, jumped in after the child.
“Preserving agriculture is vital to our state’s economy and growing jobs,” said Gov. Jack Markell. “Keeping land in farming helps our environment and preserves open space, both of which are critical to the legacy we leave our children. This is a tremendous accomplishment that will pay off for years to come, and will keep Delaware number one in agricultural preservation.”
Settlements this fiscal year have brought the total acreage in permanent protection under the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation to 105,558 acres in all three counties. That represents a significant accomplishment for the state’s preservation program, which began in 1991 as a way to keep disappearing farmland in agriculture.
“Delaware farmland is more than just a major engine of our economy,” said Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. “It is our heritage and the centerpiece of our way of life. Keeping farmland active and in use ensures that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate agriculture. Each acre saved is worth a celebration.”
The voluntary preservation program leverages state, local and federal contributions to purchase landowners’ development rights and have a permanent agricultural conservation easement placed on the property. All purchases by the Foundation are done at discount, or 55 percent of the appraised value on average. The average farm size in the program is 153 acres, at an average cost of $1,781 per acre.
“This program is a Delaware success story,” said Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation Chairman Robert Garey, a Felton-area farmer. “It keeps farms strong and healthy, and our land open and undeveloped. This would not have been possible without the support of so many people from around the entire state.”
There are also 51,135 acres of farmland in preservation districts, voluntary agreements in which landowners agree to only use their land for agriculture for 10 years. Farmers must enroll in a preservation district before they can sell an easement.
“Reaching this milestone should be celebrated by all Delawareans,” said Foundation Vice-Chairman William Vanderwende, a Bridgeville-area farmer. “These 100,000 acres will be valued by the grandchildren of generations not yet born.”
Details of the current round of purchases are expected to be finalized in late 2012. More than 130 requests have been made for property appraisals in this round, up slightly over previous years.
“We are very pleased to mark this milestone,” said Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Austin Short, who oversees the preservation program. “This initiative has proven its worth in helping make Delaware’s agricultural industry profitable while supporting our quality of life.”
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees includes representatives from agriculture and state agencies. Trustees in addition to Garey, Vanderwende and Kee are L. Allen Messick Jr., treasurer; William H. “Chip” Narvel Jr., secretary; State Treasurer Chip Flowers; Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Collin O’Mara; Steven L. Ditmer; Theodore P. Bobola Jr.; and Robert Emerson.
Gary Giordano says in a lawsuit that AMEX Assurance Company is required to pay him $3.5 million under the terms of a policy purchased before last summer's trip. He says in the suit that his companion, Robyn Gardner, is presumed dead following her Aug. 2 disappearance and that the insurance company "has a duty to pay the full death benefit" to him.
Giordano was held for months in an Aruban jail on suspicion of being involved in Gardner's disappearance, and the insurance policy's existence caught the attention of investigators and prosecutors. But an Aruban judge ordered him released in November, saying prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to continue holding him.
Wrapping hands is 8 year Old Eric Acosta and hitting the focus mitts is 14 Year old Ivan Calixto. Please read on.
Long before a boxer breaks through as prospect, a contender or a champion, they must come from somewhere. They must learn their craft and work to perfect it in the amateur ranks. Unlike any other sport it means traveling all over the country to competitions, working 2 hours a night, 5 nights a week, 52 weeks a year, year, after year, after year, and going virtually unseen until the day comes when they can say they are a “professional Boxer”.
But you, All of you have made it a different story for the young boxers of our area. You have covered their climb from their first fights to professional title bouts, on national TV. You should know that you are a big part of what motivate these kids to push on and continue the climb.
For a young fighter, those few moments of glory in the ring can be fleeting. But to see and hear your name in the media afterwards, to have your teacher, friends and students, see it, read it and hear it, can be the difference between loosing a young boxer to the streets or building a champion. These kids are as excited about their names in the media as they are about winning. I just want to thank you all for the coverage you give these kids. Many other young boxers around the country deserve the coverage, but do not get it and we feel very fortunate for that.
I think you need to know that you play a part, not only in the success of these kids in the ring, but also as a motivator to keep these kids off the streets and in the gym. What you do, goes far beyond just reporting their results, you inspire them to stay with it and I thank you all for that.
Coach Hal Chernoff, Main st Gym
David State proposed to his girlfriend Christine Langham on bended knee in the middle of his relay Monday between the towns of Marske-by-the-Sea and Loftus in north east England. He handed the torch to a nearby security official while he proposed.
She accepted, State then took the torch back and continued his run.
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Official reports stated that Afghan forces and coalition forces "successfully repelled" insurgents wearing suicide vests who attacked the Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khwost. The military said that 14 insurgents were killed and that there were "no reports of ISAF fatalities" at the time.
What actually happened, according to the Washington Post, was that insurgents "flattened the dining hall and post exchange" when they drove a truck bomb with about 1,500 pounds of explosives into the base. The blast killed two Americans —a 22-year-old soldier and a contractor — while seriously wounding about three dozen troops and damaging houses as far as two miles away.