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Friday, August 10, 2012

Remember What I Said The Other Day About Manufacturing News?

The Daily Times went out and found a couple of people giving them the headline, "Neighbors: Turn Bricks into affordable housing". While people are complaining about a Skate Park and the expense it will cost the taxpayers, SINCE WHEN is it or should it be for local municipalities to not only pay for affordable housing but OWN it as well and be the slumlord?

The Daily Times continues to push very selective agendas especially for Mayor Jim Ireton. We keep hearing about the Council of no's. Do you really wonder why the Council says no to certain projects. Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for units that will only bring in $300.00 a month in rent is just plain stupid. Thank God we have a Council majority who are liberals, (at that) yet fiscally responsible.

The Daily Times continues to manufacture news that is not news. The Bricks is a DEAD issue. As a candidate for Mayor I say, GOOD, it should be. We have far more problems and issues than to continue to only concentrate on issues this Mayor wants to use against certain Council Members as well as me as a Candidate.

So here it is Mayor Ireton. I say, scrub that project and as the next Mayor I'd dump that property so fast it isn't funny. SELL IT, GET RID OF IT. I'm more interested in repaving roads that desperately need it then I am in this project.

According to the Daily Times the Mayor stated in this article, "He said he doesn't want to do anything with The Bricks until he knows whether Homes for America will sue to recover the $108,000 in expenses it says it paid to other parties and incurred itself.

He then goes on to say, "In addition, Ireton may postpone any action until after next spring's elections in the hope of a more favorable council coming into power, he said."

Once again, LOOK at what the Mayor said. It is yet ANOTHER plug to get rid of Debbie Campbell and hurt her in the upcoming election. In other words, IF you vote for someone else there's a good chance we'll get this project through.

Folks, let this backfire on Jim Ireton. A vote for me and a vote for Debbie Campbell will assure these ridiculous projects come to an immediate end. NO MORE WWTP projects. NO MORE $14,000,000.00 Fire Departments. NO MORE Subsidized Housing units Downtown. NO MORE TIF's. NO MORE Developer reimbursements, NO MORE Bricks, Linnens of the week and the list goes on and on.

Salisbury is a business and for once it needs to be run like one. Salisbury is NOT about making friends in all the right places for the benefit of a few. We have roads to pave. Businesses to attract. Crime to be much lower. We have a LOT of old work that hasn't been touched in a decade or more.

Putting lipstick on a pig doesn't make Salisbury a pretty place to live and work. We need jobs! We need a Mayor who doesn't send out a Press Release stating HE revitalized Feldman's. We need a Mayor who will recognize Gillis/Gilkerson for taking on such an incredible eye sore. We need a Mayor that will thank ANY person/business that purchases property and keeps it on the tax roll instead of thanking SU or PRMC for buying properties that ultimately come OFF the tax roll.

In reality, Salisbury needs a new Mayor and Salisbury needs an honest newspaper.

David Cephas, Former MPD Officer, Pleads Guilty In Photo Radar Fraud Case

A 22-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department has pleaded guilty to falsifying logs that tracked photo radar fines in the District of Columbia.

Prosecutors say that between 2008 and 2009, David Cephas, a former officer with the agency, falsified deployment logs that certified deployment times for equipment used as a part of MPD's speed camera program.

Officers on photo-radar duty are paid overtime to monitor the equipment, which they must test fire hourly to make sure it’s calibrated properly.


1.3M GE Dishwashers Recalled Over Fire Hazard

More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled due to fire hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday the voluntary recall includes about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers. The machines' heating elements can fail and cause fires. GE has received seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage, according to the CPSC. No injuries have been reported.

The dishwashers were sold nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for $350 to $850. They came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colors and finishes.


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Last night, radio host Mark Levin posed the question: “How does Obama support women in Colorado?”

Discussing President Obama’s campaign stop in Colorado to win over female support, Levin said that President Obama’s failed domestic policies also have a negative impact on women- not just men:

“[President] Obama’s in Colorado telling women in Colorado that he supports them. How does Obama support women in Colorado? With free contraceptives?


White House Wants Lawsuit Dropped

The White House is asking a district court to dismiss a lawsuit by a homeless advocacy organization over the disclosure of information about unused federal buildings. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty is suing the Office of Management and Budget to get the agency to release more documentation about surplus federal properties, including some that may not have been reported. The Washington Post reports OMB submitted a motion to the district court in Washington rejecting the lawsuit's claims, saying no documents have been improperly withheld and Acting OMB Director Jeff Zients is the improper defendant.

Doctors Remove Spider Hiding In Woman’s Ear Canal

A woman who went to China's Changsha Central Hospital complaining of itching in the left side of her head was told by doctors that the source of irritation was a spider that had been living inside her ear canal for five days.

Doctors reportedly used a saline solution to flush out the spider in order to avoid having the spider burrow deeper inside the canal or bite her.

The flushing technique was successful and the woman reportedly wept with gratitude after being told the spider was removed. Doctors say they believe the spider entered the woman's home while the home was undergoing renovations, and crawled into her ear while she was sleeping.

Livestock Farmers Still Seeking Pause In Ethanol Production

Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.

The Obama administration sees no need for a waiver, siding with corn growers — many of them in presidential election battleground states Iowa and Ohio — who continue to support the mandate.

"If not now, when?" Randy Spronk, a Minnesota pork farmer, said of the EPA's authority to defer the ethanol production requirement when it threatens to severely harm the economy of a state or region. "Everyone should feel the pain of rationing."


Pa. Road Crew Paints Yellow Line Over Dead Raccoon

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The "squirrelly" configuration of a western Pennsylvania road helped cause a state road crew to paint a double-yellow line over a dead raccoon.

Motorcyclist Sean McAfee snapped a photo of the mistake before it could be cleaned up and submitted it to the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown


Man Dead After Police Confrontation In Columbia

- A man wanted for holding his girlfriend hostage by gunpoint was shot and killed by police Thursday evening after a confrontation in Columbia, Md., according to a press release.

The announcement came from the Howard County Department of Police, Office of Public Affairs.

Police had a warrant for the man's arrest.


Perseid Meteor Shower

How do you watch a meteor shower? Step one: Find yourself a clear, dark sky late in the evening. Two, pour a cool, summer beverage. Three, find a lawn chair, sit and drink aforementioned beverage. And finally, look up.

Not only do we get fireworks on the Fourth of July, we get nature’s own fireworks in mid August. Check out the Perseid (pronounced PURR-see-id) meteor shower on the night of August 11-12.



The countdown to Dew Tour action is on as workers this week began building a vertical ramp, Mega 2.0 ramp, skateboard bowl and a BMX park, along with the rest of the venue that will contain the “Dew Tour Experience” booths, activities and concert stage. The Pantech Beach Championships action, scheduled for Aug. 16-19, will unfold on the beach, adjacent to the Boardwalk, just north of the pier in downtown Ocean City.

“What they’re doing is no easy task. A lot of work goes into putting it all together,” said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “If you take a picture on the first day [of construction] and the last day, it’s quite an accomplishment erecting everything on the beach.”


NUGENT: O’Reilly Spinning In The ‘No Spin Zone’

When it comes to guns, there is plenty of spin in Bill O’Reilly’s “No Spin Zone.” The zone has been infected with a bad case of yellow journalism.

Mr. O’Reilly is either woefully ignorant of the most basic of firearm laws, nomenclature, rules and requirements, or he has a clear anti-gun agenda and is a willing puppet for those who want to end the Second Amendment.

Mr. O’Reilly recently stated on his TV program, “The O'Reilly Factor,” that anyone in America can go out and buy a machine gun or bazooka without any reporting requirements at all.


Oh Who Gives A @&%$

Michael Jordan
From: Barack Obama
To: Joe Albero
Date: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 5:08 pm

Joe --

When Michael Jordan wrote a check to my campaign for U.S. Senate in 2004, I wasn't sure whether I should cash it or frame it.

Now Michael Jordan is taking his support to the next level. If you chip in $3 or whatever you can today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to meet both of us at an event later this month in New York City.

You're invited to bring a guest -- so if basketball isn't your game, I encourage you to bring someone in your life who might enjoy meeting Michael and me over dinner, and maybe even shooting some hoops with some of the other basketball stars, past and present.

Now, I don't know if I'll want to sprint up and down the court that night, but I'm always up to launch a few jump shots. If you join me, don't be surprised if I challenge you or your guest to play.

Tonight is the deadline to throw your name in -- and, today only, every entry counts for two. Make a donation, and you'll be automatically entered:



Dear Barack,

Will you be serving beer? If so, I'd like to know what kind before I even consider.

Could George Zimmerman Get the Case Against Him Thrown Out?

George Zimmerman will seek to have second-degree murder charges dismissed under Florida’s “stand your ground” law in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his attorney said Thursday.

The hearing, which likely won’t take place for several months, will amount to a mini-trial involving much of the evidence collected by prosecutors as well as expert testimony from both sides.

“Most of the arguments, witnesses, experts and evidence that the defense would muster in a criminal trial will be presented in the ‘stand your ground’ hearing,” said the statement posted by Zimmerman attorney Mark O‘Mara on Zimmerman’s official defense website.


York: When 1,099 Felons Vote In Race Won By 312 Ballots

In the eyes of the Obama administration, most Democratic lawmakers, and left-leaning editorial pages across the country, voter fraud is a problem that doesn't exist. Allegations of fraud, they say, are little more than pretexts conjured up by Republicans to justify voter ID laws designed to suppress Democratic turnout.

That argument becomes much harder to make after reading a discussion of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race in "Who's Counting?", a new book by conservative journalist John Fund and former Bush Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky. Although the authors cover the whole range of voter fraud issues, their chapter on Minnesota is enough to convince any skeptic that there are times when voter fraud not only exists but can be critical to the outcome of a critical race.

In the '08 campaign, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman was running for re-election against Democrat Al Franken. It was impossibly close; on the morning after the election, after 2.9 million people had voted, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes.


Philadelphia Man Arrested After Assaulting Trooper, Dover

Location: 2000 block of Chestnut Grove Road, Dover, DE

Date of Occurrence: Thursday August 9, 2012 at approximately 9:40 a.m.


47 year old male victim
25 year old female trooper assigned to Troop 3 in Dover

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

Hughie Cooper, 31, Philadelphia, PA (Photo Attached)
Assault 2nd on a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony)
Resisting Arrest (Felony)
Criminal Trespass 3rd (Misdemeanor)

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $10,500.00 cash bail.

Dover, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Philadelphia man after he assaulted a trooper in an attempt to flee from custody.

Troopers were called to the 2000 block of Chestnut Grove Road around 9:40 a.m. Thursday after a 47 year old victim reported a suspicious subject on his property. The victim told the suspect, who was later identified at Hughie Cooper, to leave his property and Cooper did. A description of Cooper was given to the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center and was broadcast to responding troopers.

As a female trooper was traveling on Kenton Road in the area of Chestnut Grove Road, she observed an individual that matched the description given by dispatchers. Once Cooper saw the patrol car, he immediately started running towards the area of Maple Dale Golf Course. The female trooper exited her vehicle and initiated a foot pursuit with Cooper, giving several commands for him to stop. The chase continued into a wooded area where the trooper observed the suspect lying on his back with his hands balled up underneath a shirt across his chest. As she gave numerous commands for him to show his hands, he failed to comply which resulted in her deploying her departmentally issued Taser, briefly subduing the suspect. A struggle ensued between the two and in the process, Cooper was able to take control of the Taser and turn it onto the trooper causing her to receive a slight electric charge but not incapacitating. The trooper was able to quickly break free from altercation and restrain Cooper, placing her handcuffs on him.

Cooper was then transported back to Troop 3 and arrested for the above listed charges. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to JTVCC in Smyrna on $10,500.00 cash bail. Cooper was initially transported to Kent General Hospital where he was seen for an unspecified injury before being turned over to Department of Corrections.

The trooper was taken to Kent General Hospital where she was treated for an unspecified injury she sustained in the altercation with Cooper. She was later released.

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Hilarious Responses From Obama Supporters About Contraception

From comes these outrageous responses from Obama supporters outside the joint President Obama-Sandra Fluke campaign event in Denver on Wednesday.

The interviewees were all dead-set on the government not having any place in the bedroom. But following that up with why then should the government pay for the contraception used in the bedroom, they seemed to falter


Meet the Real Workers Obama Screwed Over

Chutzpah overload in full effect: President Obama’s sleazy super-PAC, run by his former White House spokesman Bill Burton, just released an ad accusing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney of causing the cancer death of a steelworker’s wife.

It’s not just a slanderous and false attack. It’s a foolish attempt to camouflage the administration’s massive jobs death toll, politicized pension plundering and Big Labor bailout cronyism. And it will backfire big time because the thousands and thousands of true victims of Obama’s economic wreckage are speaking up and fighting back.

Let’s dispense with the “Romney = murderer” meme first. The warped Priorities USA ad features the claims of one Joe Soptic, a former employee at the Kansas City-based GST Steel plant. The plant went bankrupt years after Bain Capital acquired it. Soptic blames Romney for the loss of his job and health insurance — and for the subsequent death of his wife a “short time after” the plant’s closure.


California School District Will Spend $1 Billion to Borrow $100 Million

It’s being called a loan not even a subprime lender would make.

A school district north of San Diego, Poway Unified, borrowed $105 million over 40 years by selling a bond so unusual that the State of Michigan outlawed it years ago. Taxpayers in the area will end up with a nearly $1 billion bill at the end of this deal.

The Poway school district is not the only one — three other California school districts in San Diego are set to gouge taxpayers in similar fashion. The San Diego Unified School district borrowed $164 million up front, but will owe a whopping $1.3 billion at the end of its long-term bond. Oceanside Unified sold a $30 million bond, but will owe nearly ten times as much decades later, $280 million total. And Escondido Union School District likewise borrowed $27 million and will owe $247 million total. (Will Carless and Joel Thurtell at the
Voice of San Diego, a local blogger, has been tracking these bond developments.)


The Phony Battle Over The Self-Made Man

The so-called self-made man has become a political lightning rod. This has been made starkly clear in recent weeks by the reactions to President Obama’s much dissected “you didn’t build that” line. What Obama said was: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help … Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts candidate for U.S. Senate, first voiced this theme in a video that went viral, arguing that the success of any entrepreneur is made possible by the roads, schools and police that generations of ordinary citizens have paid for. (“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own,” was her memorable line.)


Blue to Red: Financial Sector Practically ‘Showering’ Republicans With Campaign Money

Back in 2008, financial services companies, Goldman Sachs in particular, loved the Democrat Party and then-Senator Barack Obama.

“[E]mployees of New York-based Goldman gave three-fourths of their campaign donations to Democratic candidates and committees, including presidential nominee Barack Obama,” Bloomberg reports.

But then something happened. He got elected.

After the 2008 presidential election, members of the financial community were no longer valued donors but were instead “fat cats” who don’t pay their “fair share” or “play by the rules.” And then the White House condoned and coddled that whole “Let’s Destroy Capitalism” Occupy Wall Street thing.


Is The Military Racist?

There is no place for intolerance in our armed forces. And yet Milwaukee shooter and army veteran Wade Page has done his damage

In the wake of a tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, my heart is particularly torn. As a Hindu, I share a bond with the Sikh faith rooted in Dharma; more tangibly, their immigrant community in American suburbia closely resembled my own childhood. I can visualize the temple coming under siege, and parents and children alike — not unlike my own uncles and aunties — permanently scarred for life in their worship.

Yet at the same time, I’m a veteran, just like Wade Page. In most news articles, Page’s military service is somewhat tangential to his biography, mainly because he served so long ago, from 1992–98. He never had to see combat, and his record was tainted with alcohol abuse and AWOL status. It’s easy to marginalize him as just an anomaly of the Armed Forces. But to those who continue to read headlines about the lack of cultural civility in our combat arms — whether stories on “Kill Teams” in Afghanistan, the Haditha shootings or Abu Graib in Iraq, or even the suicide of an Asian service member after being racially targeted in his own unit — the 98% of Americans who have no relation to the military service start to see this as common place about the way our service members regard diversity.


Obama: Let's Repeat Auto Industry Success

President Obama, while villifying Mitt Romney for opposing the auto industry bailout, bragged about the success of his decision to provide government assistance and said he now wants to see every manufacturing industry come roaring back.

“I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.

“I don’t want those jobs taking root in places like China, I want those jobs taking root in places like Pueblo,” Obama told a crowd gathered for a campaign rally at the Palace of Agriculture at the Colorado State Fairgrounds here.


Campus Scandals and College Admissions: What Applicants Should Know

Every year over the course of the summer, high school seniors cobble together a list of schools they plan to apply to. They consider academics and social life, location and school size, reputation and school culture, all in an attempt to find that elusive perfect fit. But recent scandals in a pair of the most storied public universities in the country — the University of Virginia (UVA) and Penn State — draw attention to another important consideration for future college students: What are the values and priorities of the administration and the trustees?

At UVA, controversy erupted after a popular president, Teresa Sullivan, was ousted by the board of trustees for not moving the school quickly enough to a hybrid model of education, one in which a greater proportion of the university’s offerings were made online. Sullivan wanted to make the changes from the bottom up, with the cooperation of students and faculty. The board wanted a quick, top-down change, in the style of a Fortune 500 corporation. In the end, Sullivan was rehired, and the board’s vision was effectively rebuffed. Indeed, donations plummeted after Sullivan’s ouster then shot up after she was rehired, which would seem to indicate supporters of the university prefer Sullivan’s approach to the board’s.


Md. Reports Nearly 7 Percent Visitor Increase

More people are visiting Maryland.

State tourism officials reported a nearly 7 percent increase Thursday in the number of domestic travelers visiting the state in 2011.

The 34.4 million visitors included more leisure and business travelers on both day trips and overnight stays.


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Md., Del. Make List Of Worst Power Plant Polluters

Maryland and Delaware are among the nation's top 20 power plant polluters, according to new rankings by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Maryland ranked 19th in the rankings released Thursday, an improvement from fifth place the year before. Delaware rose one spot from 21st the year before to make it onto the top 20 list.


Is Your Elderly Parent Moving In? It Might Cost You

Decisions about providing care for an aging parent are by no means easy — or cheap. Make it easier by asking some key questions and discussing them with your parents ahead of time.

Many people my age struggle with the best way to care for their aging parents — and my husband and I are no exception. My friends, colleagues and I all agonize as we debate whether our parent(s) should move in with us or enter an assisted-living facility or nursing home. These are complex decisions that have emotional, physical and financial costs — and no easy answers.

My mother is healthy now, but one fact is clear: if she moves into our three-story home someday, we’ll need to make some changes to our house. And while we would welcome her company, making our home easy for her to get around in could be very expensive.

Recently, my husband and I decided to speak candidly with my mom about her own plans for the future. We were motivated to broach the issue after talking to my friend Victoria, who went through a similar experience with her mother. Victoria’s elderly mom moved in with her after her father’s death, but in order to care for her — Victoria’s mom was wheelchair bound and needed assistance with some daily activities — Victoria had to remodel her home.


Google Hit With $22.5M Fine For Privacy Misstep

Google will pay a record $22.5 million fine to the FTC for essentially bypassing the privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser while telling users it wasn't tracking the websites they visited.

The agreement was announced Thursday after the FTC found Google had violated a 2011 federal settlement over its privacy practices.


Sept. 15 Deadline For 2012 Fishing Photo Contest Approaching

Have you taken a great photo of a young angler in action? If so, there’s still time to enter the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2012 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest before the Sept. 15 entry deadline. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2013 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published next spring.


Homeland Security Asks Public For Help To Rescue Child Porn Victims

In an unusual move, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are distributing photos and asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman the agency says was involved in child pornography with at least two young girls.

While executing a search warrant in Los Angeles, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit discovered videos that agents said showed a white woman having “sexual contact” and an unidentified man having oral sex with two children — one investigators said was likely 3 to 5 years of age, and the other between 5 and 7 years when one of the videos was made in 2010.

HSI released a handful of photos of the woman, including one of a large mole on the back of the woman’s left thigh. The investigators said she is between 25 and 35, and has dark brown hair and blue eyes.


Review Of Md. Procurement Practices Called ‘Better Late Than Never’

Gov. Martin O’Malley has said that he wants to review the state’s procurement practices to find a better, more efficient system, and the chair of House of Delegates government operations subcommittee, Del. Dan Morhaim, said that while the suggestion comes late in the governor’s term, it’s “better late than never.”

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Maryland Fourth Most Democratic State In Nation, Gallup Says

Confirming the edge Democrats enjoy and Republicans hate, Maryland is the fourth most Democratic state in the nation, based on hundreds of polls taken this year by the Gallup organization. Maryland Democrats have a 20 point advantage.

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Couple Duped Into Not Actually Booking Tom Petty For Their Wedding Ends Up With Tom Petty Anyway

Talk about a heartbreaker: Can you imagine thinking you've managed to book your favorite musician to play at your wedding, only to find out you've been duped to the tune of $165,000?

An Amazon exec was dazzled by the tales of a booking firm that said it could not only get Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to play at his July nuptials, but also boasted a roster of artists such as Run-DMC and Ludacris. Had to be legit, right? Wrong.

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Today's Fill In The Blank 8-10-12

A skate park should be paid for by ____.

LEGO Piece Crammed Up Nose For 3 Years Causes Child’s Chronic Health Problems

The six-year-old Utah boy was sick for no clear reason. Just bad luck. For years, he had terrible sinus problems, and doctors assumed that it was bacterial, prescribing antibiotic after antibiotic that never solved the problem. Then one physician looked outside of the box (outside of the nostril?) a bit and noticed that there was some kind of foreign object up the child's nose. Did he remember putting anything up there? No, of course not. A specialist removed the obstruction, which turned out to be a "ball of fungus" surrounding a tiny, flexible LEGO tire. The child's health problems abruptly disappeared.

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No, Trojan Isn’t Giving Away Hot Dogs On The Streets Of NYC: Those Are Vibrators

Lest you think that bright purple cart and the objects being handed out willy nilly on the streets of New York have anything to do with hot dogs, we're here to warn you — Trojan is not the food business, it's in the business of getting you to buy its vibrators. That's why the company will be handing out 10,000 of its Trojan Vibrations vibrators on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Again, not hot dogs. Sex toys. Get it right.

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Scientists Say Ingredient Common In Microwave Popcorn Could Be Linked To Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's has proved a mysterious disease for researchers who have been trying to pinpoint what can cause it, and how it can be deterred. Researchers now think they've got another insight into what could cause Alzheimer's after studying an ingredient called diacetyl, a flavoring often used to make microwave popcorn smell and test buttery.

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Today's Advertiser Of The Day 8-10-12

Comcast Employees Caught Taking Payments From 5,975 Customers To Permanently Lower Bills

Most of us wince at our cable bills each month, but what would you do if someone from the cable company approached you and said they could permanently lower your bill -- if you gave them a one-time payment of $150?

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Brain Teaser

Trader Lands Starbucks And Tutti Frutti

Matthew Trader of Rinnier Development has recently closed on 10-year deals for both Starbucks Coffee and Tutti Frutti Frozen yogurt at Seagull Square. Trader has worked diligently the past few months to bring both franchises to the south salisbury market and he looks forward to their opening. Both franchises are set to open at Seagull Square in the fall of 2012.

Big Brother

Two lawmakers want to bring the cloud into a 26-year-old privacy law. Congressmen Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.) want the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to address current technology trends. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Modernization Act of 2012 would require the government to obtain a search warrant demonstrating probable cause anytime it seeks the contents of electronic communications. The bill also would provide a uniform standard and set notice rules for the government accessing emails or other electronic communications. Many of the major telecommunications and technology companies support this approach.

Today's Survey Question 8-10-12

Have you been following the Olympics closely?

A Salisbury News Exclusive

A few years ago I took the time to take photos of the old Theater on Main Street coming down. Today I weathered the rain to capture the final back wall coming down on the south side of the old Feldman's building.

I wanted to capture this so people could see just how nice it will eventually look once the wall was down and you could see the River. You'll only see these images on Salisbury News as no one else seems interested enough in the history of Salisbury.

I hope you enjoy the images.

No More Licenses To Nuclear Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it will stop issuing licenses for nuclear plants. The Wall Street Journal reports, that's because of a recent federal appeals court decision. The case involves nuclear waste. The NRC can issue permits when it has confidence there will eventually be places to store the waste. But the Obama administration, working through Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), killed the program to build a national waste repository in Nevada. The court struck down the NRC's finding that it could still have reasonable assurance of a future storage site. The ruling casts new doubt on whether the U.S. will ever expand its nuclear generating capacity.

Md. Senate Panel Advances Pit Bull Bill

A Senate panel has passed a bill to address a Maryland court ruling that determined pit bulls are "inherently dangerous."

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee passed the bill on Thursday, the first day of a special session in Annapolis.

The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration


The Social Security Administration Is Offering Early Retirements To 9,000 Employees

That's nearly 14 percent of its workforce. Federal Times reports anyone accepting the offer has until Sept. 30 to retire. It isn't a buyout offer. To qualify, an employee must be at least 50 years old and have 20 years of service. Civil Service Retirement System employees must have served at least two years in a CSRS position before being eligible. The agency didn't say how many employees it expects to take up the offer, or how many it wants to.

Close Call

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned a procedure that nearly caused a mid-air collision over Northern Virginia last week. It bars all airports from letting planes land and take off in opposite directions. The procedure has been necessary when changing weather requires a reversal in approach patterns. The ban is temporary until FAA officials can work out a standard, national procedure for all airports to use. In the Reagan National Airport incident, not all of the controllers and pilots involved knew what was going on.

Caption This Photo 8-10-12

City Leaders Continue To Question Littering And Smoking As Increasing Image Problems

The city’s beach and Boardwalk smoking question — often discussed, but never acted on by city officials — could be gaining new momentum as members of the City Council have expressed concern over littering and an activist group has begun to press not only the health concerns involved, but also the image problem they believe the town faces from smoking and cigarette butt disposal.

The topic of banning, or at least curtailing, smoking on the city’s beaches and Boardwalk was last raised in June, when Terry Steimer of the Ocean City Surfrider Foundation asked the council for its continued support of the foundation’s cigarette butt receptacle program. The initiative has seen 200 disposal containers placed on the beach, in order to combat the annual influx of butts to the city’s otherwise pristine sand.


Don't Forget The Farmers Market This Weekend 8-10-12

MILLER: Second Amendment At Risk In Second Term

Democrats just couldn’t hold it together. With less than 100 days to go before the election, the left let slip its vision of a second term for President Obama that will be the end for the Second Amendment.

They’re riding on an emotional wave created by James Holmes, the suspected Aurora, Colo., movie-theater shooter who was charged with 24 counts of murder on Monday. As the courtroom proceedings in that case unfolded, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, took to New York's city hall to introduce legislation making it much harder for law-abiding citizens nationwide to purchase ammunition.

The liberal duo would restrict ammunition sales to licensed dealers and require buyers to show a photo ID at the time of purchase, effectively banning people from doing their shopping online. Also, the dealer would have to maintain detailed records for each ammunition sale and report anyone purchasing over 1,000 rounds.


Thank God Its Friday 8-10-12

What will you be doing this weekend?


Maybe it's because of his avowed desire for transparency. Or maybe it's the bipartisan quality of the bill. But President Obama has signed a law requiring the administration to provide Congress with a list of sequester budget cuts. Should sequestration occur in January, the executive branch would need to make an immediate $110 billion reduction in 2013 spending. The new law imposes a Sept. 6 deadline for the report. Sequestration became law last year when a bipartisan Congressional committee couldn't agree on a deficit- reduction plan.

Unions hit Democratic Convention Where It Hurts: In The Wallet

The Democrats are hitting up unions — their go-to cash cows — for last-minute donations to help pay for next month’s convention in Charlotte.

The response from some big unions? Tough

Union leaders insisted from the start that they wouldn’t help fill the piggy bank for this year’s Democratic National Convention after the party picked a labor-hostile location and at the same time made fundraising tougher by banning corporate contributions and capping individual donations. And with the event less than a month away, they’re sticking to their guns.



ANNAPOLIS, MD Governor Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Tammy Brown as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP). Ms. Brown brings 15 years of increasing levels of responsibility in Maryland's criminal justice system. She will officially start her position as Executive Director on September 5th.

“The most important responsibilities we have as public servants are to create jobs and to protect the public’s safety,” said Governor O’Malley. “Tammy Brown brings more than a decade of experience in public safety administration to GOCCP and has made significant achievements in improving communication and collaboration among all public safety agencies. Together, with the men and women of law enforcement, we have driven down violent and property crime rates to 36-year lows. I am confident that Tammy will be a key part of our efforts to drive crime down even further and make our communities safer for all Maryland families.”

Most recently, Ms. Brown served as the Chief of Staff of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). While at DJS, she helped to implement case management reforms including the development and implementation of the Violence Prevention Initiative. Prior to her role as chief of staff, she served as director of communications for DJS, where she spearheaded increased levels of information sharing with law enforcement. She helped pass legislation to allow juvenile information to be shared with system counterparts in the District of Columbia.

Prior to coming to the State of Maryland, Ms. Brown served as the executive director of the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council where she was responsible for organizing the various federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies, focusing on cross-functional improvements of the criminal justice system in Baltimore City. While in her capacity as the director, she reformed the systems at the Baltimore Central Booking Center to ensure people were processed efficiently, while still preventing releases with open warrants. Ms. Brown also assisted the Baltimore City Police Department in implementing a lethality assessment to identity potential domestic violence victims. She advocated for, and her office supported, the creation of the domestic violence centralized prosecution unit, a unit of law enforcement and prosecutors' offices located together in the courthouse to provide focus and collaboration on domestic violence cases.

Ms. Brown previously worked as a fellow from the Open Society Institute, focusing on both legal services for the homeless and helping ex-offenders re-enter society. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government from American University.

High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member Makes Explosive Allegation: ‘Fast and Furious’ Is Not What You Think It Is

A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.

It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.

The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator.” He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.


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Yard Sales 8-10-12

American Cancer Society Yard Sale

WHAT: Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2012

SALISBURY, MD – August 2, 2012 – The American Cancer Society will be holding a yard sale at their office located at 1315 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury, Maryland, on Saturday, August 11, 2012, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Wicomico County Relay For Life. For more information regarding selling items at the yard sale or for details times, email wicomicorelay@gmail.comAmerican

Cancer Society Relay For Life: Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.


Moving sale 3779 Five Friars Rd ( Deer Harbour) Friday 2pm- 7pm & Saturday 7am
-? Women's name brand 18-20, household, dishes, various holiday decorations,
Xmas trees, lots of red hat items, primitive, Boyd's bears collection, misc.
everything must go!

Postal Service Reports $5.2B Loss In 3rd Quarter

The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported losses of $57 million per day in the last quarter and warned it will miss another payment due to the U.S. Treasury, just one week after its first-ever default on a payment for future retiree health benefits.

From April to June, losses totaled $5.2 billion, up $2.1 billion from the same period last year.

The mail agency said it is being hurt significantly by mounting expenses for future retiree health benefits. Those expenses, mandated by Congress in 2006, made up $3.1 billion of the post office's quarterly loss, while workers compensation tacked on another $1.1 billion in expenses. The agency's operating loss was $1 billion, mostly due to declines in first-class mail.


BREAKING NEWS: 3 American Troops Shot Dead In Afghanistan

3 American troops have been shot dead by man wearing Afghan army uniform, US Command reports.

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