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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Volunteers Wash The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It is often called "The Wall that Heals," but the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall got some healing itself as dozens of people scrubbed it clean Saturday morning.

NewDay USA employees and their families picked up brushes and hoses to wash the 58,000 names etched into the marble.

"It's a way of showing respect for those who sacrificed and who made the ultimate sacrifice," says retired Admiral Tom Lynch, a chairman of the mortgage company that provides loans to veterans. "I have nine of my classmates from the Naval Academy on that wall."

Col. John Fenzel, CEO of NewDay USA Foundation, says washing the wall is a solemn experience.

"We do it to honor the service and sacrifice of the Vietnam veterans," he says. "We do that by washing the granite of this wall."


Judge Tells Outgoing American Airlines CEO He’s Not Getting $20 Million Payout

A couple weeks back, the federal bankruptcy judge overseeing American Airlines’ attempts to get back to profitability approved the carrier’s merger with US Airways but held off on giving approval to a proposed $19.9 million payout to American CEO Tim Horton, who will be out of a job if the merger goes through. Last night, the judge finally got around to ruling on that matter, and it was probably a sad evening in the Horton house.
American’s bankruptcy trustee had originally expressed concern about the sizable payout in mid-March, saying that under bankruptcy law, severance packages can not be handed out “without factual and circumstantial justification,” and questioning whether Horton, who had only been in the CEO gig since Nov. 2011 really merited such a shiny, golden parachute.

Prisoners, Guards Clash Over Guantanamo Bay Raid

Months of increased tension at the Guantanamo Bay prison boiled over into a clash between guards and detainees Saturday as the military closed a communal section of the facility and moved its inmates into single cells.

The violence erupted during an early morning raid that military officials said was necessary because prisoners had covered up security cameras and windows as part of a weekslong protest and hunger strike over their indefinite confinement and conditions at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Prisoners fought guards with makeshift weapons that included broomsticks when troops arrived to move them out of a communal wing of the section of the prison known as Camp 6, said Navy Capt. Robert Durand, a military spokesman. Guards responded by firing four "less-than-lethal rounds," he said.


Bagpipes Withdrawn

Sequestration didn't stop the Homeland Security Department from ordering bagpipes, drums and accessories. That took lots of bad publicity. The Examiner reports, DHS has withdrawn a solicitation for the musical equipment. The original request for quotes was reprinted on several conservative websites. Eventually, the widely-read Drudge Report picked it up. Yesterday, DHS withdrew the request. The bagpipes and drums were to be used by Customs and Border Protection.

Bras Actually Make Breasts Saggier, According To The French

A 15-year study out of France this week claims that bras could actually make women's breasts saggier, according to French newspaper The Local.

Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a researcher at Besançon CHU, has been measuring the breasts of 330 women ages 18-35 since 1997 with a slide ruler and caliper to see the effects of bra-wearing.

Of the women involved in the creepy-sounding study, the researcher found that those who wore bras risked not developing supporting breast tissues, which then led to sagging breasts.


Dusting Off An Old Satellite

The president's 2014 budget request includes a plan to dust off an old satellite. It calls for $35 million to refurbish a bird once championed by Vice President Al Gore. The Bush administration shelved the project in 2001. The satellite has sat in a NASA storage locker ever since. If Congress approves, it would be launched by the Air Force. It would park in a spot of equal gravity between the Earth and the sun, and send warnings of sunspots. It was originally designed to detect climate change, a pet concern of Gore's. Under the new plan, the satellite would be operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Once Again Maryland Is A Laughing Stock All Across The Country.

Abuse And Neglect Investigation Leads To DUI Arrest Of Millsboro Man

Location: 34000 block of Meadow Lane, Potnets Bayside, Millsboro, DE

Date of Occurrence: April 11, 2013

69 year old female

Defendant, Charges, and Bond Information:

David T. Lee, 49, Millsboro, DE (Photo Attached)
Assault 2nd
Intentional Abuse or Neglect of an Infirm Adult
4th Offence Driving Under the Influence of Any Drug
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
No Proof of Insurance
No Proof of Registration
Failure to Remain in a Single Lane

Arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,200.00 cash only bail.

Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police has arrested a Millsboro man for a 4th offense DUI after an investigation into the abuse and neglect of his 69 year old mother.

The investigation into the allegations of abuse began on Wednesday April 10th after a senior social worker with the Delaware Health and Social Services - Adult Protective Services was conducting a follow-up on an active case involving neglect of an impaired adult. The social worker reported that the 69 year old female victim had become impaired as of September 2012 due to an undisclosed illness and her son, David T. Lee who resides at the residence, was her primary caregiver. Adult Protective Services has had an open case with the family since October 2012. Lee, had previously been provided written instructions accompanied by actual practical demonstrations on how to provide proper care for his mother and during that time, was being assisted by nurses who responded to the residence on a daily basis. Within those six months, David Lee became uncooperative with the visiting nurses and non-compliant with caring for the victim in the proper manner ultimately resulting in injury to her due in part by the neglect. The victim was removed from the residence in the afternoon of April 10th by EMS and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where she is currently admitted. Troopers obtained a warrant for Lee's arrest, but were unable to locate him on Wednesday.

On Thursday April 11th around 12:40 p.m., a trooper familiar with the case was patrolling in the area of Long Neck Road when Lee's vehicle was observed south of School Lane. A traffic stop was conducted after observing him driving erratically and upon making contact with Lee a DUI investigation ensued. After taking Lee into custody, he was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the Assault 2nd and Intentional Abuse and Neglect of an Infirm Adult from the initial investigation. A computer check revealed Lee had three previous DUI convictions (09/24/87, 01/26/87, and 01/04/12) and this would be his forth. He was also found to being possession of approximately .225 grams of heroin. Lee was arraigned on the above charges and committed to SCI on $16,200.00 cash only bond and is to have no contact with the victim.

Man Charged With Carrying Rifle On School's Property

Baltimore County Police say they have charged a man for walking on the grounds of a Parkville elementary school earlier this week with an antique rifle.

Police say 30-year-old Robert Cleary has been charged with disturbing school operations, possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds and trespassing on school grounds after he was seen walking near Villa Cresta Elementary School on Monday.

According to detectives, an investigation revealed that Cleary was meeting a friend so he could get a ride to a pawn shop to get rid of the Civil War-era rifle. However, on his way to catch the ride, he decided to cut across the school's property with it.



A teacher goes around her class asking each of the kids what do they need at home?

Joey says "A computer." The teacher replies, "That would be very useful."

Kimmy says "A new lawn mower" and gets a similar response.

Little Mikey pops up and says "At my house we don't need nothin'!"

The teacher asks him to think again carefully, as everybody needs something.

Little Mikey replies, "No, I'm sure. When Obama was re-elected, I remember my dad saying, 'Well, that's the last damn thing we needed.'

Hermit Caught After 27 Years In Maine Woods

A man who lived as a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other supplies has been caught by a determined game warden who was fed up with the thefts.

Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested when he tripped a surveillance sensor while allegedly stealing food from a camp for people with special needs in a small town in the far north-eastern US state of Maine.

Authorities on Tuesday found the campsite where they believe Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit in local lore, lived for up to 27 years. Knight's living quarters included a tent covered by tarps suspended between trees, a bed, propane cooking stoves and a battery-run radio, which he used to keep up with the news and listen to talk radio and a rock station, authorities said.


Gun Therapy For Liberals


Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy does not like the NRA, and he’s making that quite clear. In a letter to News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, he’s asking that Fox cancel plans to air Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race — because the NRA is sponsoring it.

Murphy wrote that the race is taking place during Senate consideration of legislation to reduce gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shootings last December in Newtown, Conn., and feared the race will give national attention “to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate.”

Fox officials declined comment Thursday. The NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway will be broadcast as scheduled.



Homesick Snowbird?
I was in Naples, Florida the other day and I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read:
"I miss Chicago."
So, I broke the window, stole the radio, shot out two of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read,
"I hope this helps!"


At the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam Thursday, Ofer Shezaf, a product manager for security solutions at HP ArcSight, presented on the many things that could go wrong with such charging stations, especially if people ever become more reliant on electric cars.

“Essentially a charging station is a computer on the street,” Shezaf said, according to IDG News Service (via PC World). “And it is not just a computer on the street but it is also a network on the street.”

It is “smart charging,” or connecting charging stations so energy is distributed evenly and no one area becomes overloaded by demand, that could make it easier for hackers to a significant portion of them down.



(JESSUP, MD) – Maryland State Police and Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services investigators are continuing their investigation into an assault last night at a state prison in Anne Arundel County that seriously injured an inmate.

The victim is identified as Javaughn A. Young, 26, who is an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup (MCI-J), in Jessup, Md. He has been taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he is in critical condition.

Another inmate at the prison has been identified as a suspect. Charges against him are pending.

The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly after 7:00 p.m. yesterday, an inmate at MCI-J contacted a correctional officer and reported an inmate on the east wing needed assistance. Correctional officers responded and found the victim, identified as Young, lying in a walkway near the entrance to the wing. Officers observed the victim had sustained trauma to his head. Emergency care was provided to the inmate while an ambulance responded to the prison to transport Young to the Shock Trauma Center.

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigations Unit investigators began the investigation and requested the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit respond. A joint investigation is continuing.

State Police crime scene technicians responded to the prison and have processed the scene for evidence. Investigators are continuing to interview the more than 60 inmates assigned to the prison wing where the assault occurred.

The investigation is continuing.

(JESSUP, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are working with state public safety investigators in an ongoing joint investigation after an inmate who was assaulted in an Anne Arundel County prison last night died from his injuries.

The deceased inmate is identified as Javaughn A. Young, 26, an inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup (MCI-J), in Jessup, Maryland. After the assault last night, he was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition. Young succumbed to his injuries today at 12:15 p.m. Young’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Another inmate at the prison has been identified as a suspect. Charges against him are pending.

Ocean Bowl Skate Park Hit By Insurance-Related Hour Restrictions

Ocean City’s Ocean Bowl Skate Park, the oldest public facility of its kind in the nation, is slated to be one of the first casualties of the city’s insurance-induced personnel crunch, as the city’s preliminary 2013-2014 fiscal year budget calls for a considerable reduction in the park’s hours, including a two-month winter closing.

“We can’t handle the part-time staff restrictions without closing,” said city Assistant Director of Recreation and Parks Susan Petito during this week’s Recreation and Parks Commission meeting. “It’s the nature of the skate park.”

Early this year, the city indicated that it would be facing a considerable financial and personnel crunch from the federal Affordable Care Act, popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law will require, as of January 2014, that any employer with 50 or more employees provide health insurance to any worker who is considered to be full-time and non-seasonal.



It was the Sequester!!! It was Easter!!! It was too cold!!! It was too much fiscal austerity!!!!

What we’ve got here is TOO MUCH BULLSHIT!!!

Wall Street, the MSM and your political hack representatives will try to spin our deteriorating economic calamity into gold, but report after report confirms that we are in recession and headed south. But, buy stocks anyway. Just because consumer spending accounts for 71% of GDP, why would a collapse in consumer spending have an impact on our economy? It takes a village of idiots to run this country.

Here is the link to the atrociously bad retail report:


Former County Executive Leopold Released From Jail

Former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold was released from jail Friday after he was found guilty of misconduct in late January.

On January 29th, Judge Dennis Sweeney found the 70-year-old guilty of misusing his county office staff and his security detail by forcing them to do personal errands and campaign work for him.

After, Leopold decided to resign.

Leopold's resignation was later submitted in a letter to Acting County Executive John Hammond. In the letter, Leopold said that "it is with great sadness and personal regret," that he had to submit his resignation.


Are Individuals The Property Of The Collective?

Mankind has faced a bewildering multitude of self-made catastrophes and self-made terrors over the past few millennium, most of which stem from a single solitary conflict between two opposing social qualities: individualism vs. collectivism. These two forces of organizational mechanics have gone through evolution after evolution over the years, and I believe the long battle is nearing an apex moment; a moment in which one ideology or the other will become dominant around the world for well beyond the foreseeable future.

The assumption often made amongst academia is that the philosophy that appeals most to our “natural survival imperative” and caters to our desire for innovation will eventually win the day. That there is no “right or wrong” side; only the effective, and the less effective. The advanced and the outmoded. The transcendent, and the archaic.

It should come as no surprise then that most academics and prominent mainstream talking heads often sing the praises of collectivism as the inevitable champion in the war between cultural engines. Collectivism always presents itself with the flair and sexiness of the “new”, or the progressive, while individualism tends to wear the unpleasant battle scars of hard earned principles and heritage. Collectivism is the hot looking but mentally unstable bombshell blonde making promises of excitement and long term comfort she has no intention of keeping. She is so seductive not because she has any profound inner qualities, but because she has a knack for letting you believe she is exactly what you fantasize her to be. Only when it’s too late do you realize she’s a psychopathic pill popping man-eater…


Wet Weather Delays Bathroom Project; Temporary Trailers On Way

Despite considerable debate this time last year over its design and utility, the city’s anxiety over the new combination bathroom-and-stage at Caroline Street appears to be a moot point.

Instead of being greeted by a permanent structure of any architectural variety, Boardwalk patrons in need of bodily relief will, at least for the early part of the season, be directed to trailers.

“The weather in March killed us,” City Engineer Terry McGean said this week in regard to progress on the new facility’s construction. “I’m not sure when the new completion date will be. We’re waiting on a revised schedule from the contractor.”


See if your home town is on this list of notorious cities
Welcome to the new normal: Large-scale black mob violence is busting out in Philadelphia, Chicago, Utica, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Wilmington (Delaware), Greenville (South Carolina), Grand Rapids, Peoria, Springfield (Ohio), Newark, Boston and Brooklyn.

All in the last three weeks.

Police say they are baffled. Others say it is a regular meteorological event: “Large crowds and fights are not uncommon in the city in the warm weather,” said the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia.

The latest example of the new normal took place Tuesday in Philadelphia: 200 black people on the streets of the downtown financial district: fighting, vandalizing, rampaging, refusing to disperse, tossing bottles at police. It began at 4 p.m. and took police 90 minutes to restore order.

At the epicenter of the violence, an employee of Wendy’s said no one was surprised.

“It usually happens when the weather breaks,” Lakia Garrick told the local Fox affiliate. “They come in here and go crazy. It was really expected.”


The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child’s scrawl.

“I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.”

They’re the words that Florida father Aaron Harvey was stunned to find his fourth-grade son had written, after a lesson in school about the Constitution.


Walk MS Salisbury: A Wild Success

Salisbury MD- Last Saturday, April 6th, over 150 walkers gathered in the Salisbury Zoo to make Walk MS Salisbury a success. The inaugural event raised nearly $18,000 for research, programs and services that help all those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). After the walk, participants were treated to a celebration lunch provided by Famous Dave’s and Specific Gravity. Even the wildlife seemed to support the event by “wearing” orange—the color for MS awareness.

“It’s a lot of fun and a great venue. The zoo even has orange flamingos, which seemed to fit right in,” Mark Roeder, National MS Society, Maryland Chapter President said.

This year, the National MS Society, Maryland chapter has 11 Walk MS Sites throughout Maryland, with a goal of raising $1.2 million. Since 1988 Walk MS Maryland has raised more than $10 million to support people living with MS. For more information about Walk MS:, or 800-FIGHT-MS.

Two Clear Views Of Maryland

Gov. Martin O’Malley and the state’s ruling political establishment see two Marylands: The one that agrees with them and their liberal vision and ambitions, versus the one that does not.

One Maryland consists of the progressive political leaders, wealthy donors, lobbyists and special interests firmly in charge of Annapolis. The 2013 legislative session was an example of Maryland’s self-indulgent political establishment celebrating its ascendancy. The other Maryland consists of conservative Democrats, independents, and Republicans effectively shut out of the decision-making process.

One Maryland rammed through the legislature proposals of unique interest to progressives — state spending increases, a new wind subsidy, looser voter registration requirements, and an 80 percent gas tax hike — but with little or no broad support among the broader electorate.



A mother at a Wisconsin public school said her daughter’s eighth grade class was assigned a worksheet with some eyebrow-raising definitions for “conservatism” and “liberalism.”

Conservatism, it stated in part, believes in “preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms” while liberalism is for “equality and personal freedom for everyone.”

“This is indoctrination,” Tamra Varebrook, a Republican activist in Racine, Wis., told TheBlaze on Thursday after her 13-year-old daughter showed her the crossword-style vocabulary sheet from Union Grove Elementary School earlier this week. Varebrook first talked about the assignment with the news arm of the conservative Education Action Group.


Department Heads Seek Funds For FY14

Several Worcester County department heads made their annual budgetary requests Tuesday to the county commissioners, who are faced with a shortfall of $7.3 million.

The commissioners must trim budgets, find additional revenues or a combination of both to arrive at a balanced budget by June 4, the scheduled date to adopt it. A public hearing on the requested budget will be held at 7 p.m. May 7, at Stephen Decatur High School.

During Tuesday’s meeting in Snow Hill, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson said small class sizes and after-school programs continue to be a priority for the Worcester County Board of Education.



Revelations blow lid off plan forged by communist founders
The American Civil Liberties Union has planned a “war on God” from its beginnings, claims a new book by New York Times bestselling author Jerome Corsi, a scheme born from the group’s foundation, steeped in communist goals.

Corsi told WND history may have conveniently forgotten the ACLU’s original objective, but his new book, “Bad Samaritans: The ACLU’s Relentless Campaign to Erase Faith from the Public Square,” digs up what the ACLU doesn’t want you to remember.

The Empowered Man -- Jon McNaughton


A Friend

I’m sure most of us have had many friends throughout their lives. Some are fleeting, such as fellow soldiers in the military. We leave at the end of training vowing to stay in touch but somehow we never do.

Some of our friends are local boys and girls who became men and women and seem to always be there. One of these for me was the late C. R. Hook. We knew each other as Little Leaguers and renewed that friendship during the baseball card craze of the mid 1980’s. We went to many vintage card shows atWillow Grove, Pa., by far the biggest and best show in the country. Generally, you had to wait behind three or four people just to view dealers’ cards. The cards we sought were the cards of people from the Eastern Shore or had played in the old Eastern Shore League that had made it to the Majors.

I was also trying to finish up my 1951-58 sets from both Topps and Bowman. Since I had many doubles, I usually got half price for them in trade. C. R. got to looking at the cards I had brought to trade and I told him that if he wanted any of them, he could have them for half price, which is what I would get for them. Since the ride was about three hours and he found many cards he wanted, he was usually broke by the time we reached Willow Grove. No matter. Since we were both avid New York Yankee fans, we had plenty to talk about.

C. R. related a story that exemplifies the feelings of a true 10-year old fan. His father drove a produce truck up to New York and one of his stops was Yankee Stadium where he knew the club house man, Pete Sheehy. On one of his trips he took C. R. with him and they just happened to run into Pete. Pete asked them if they wanted to see the field. To C. R., it was like a trip to baseball heaven. The great expanse of green seemed to go on forever. Pete asked C. R. if he’d like to meet Mickey Mantle, the idol of every American boy. Mick came trotting over and Pete asked Mick if he’d like to meet a friend of his. Mick said sure and walked over to C. R. and put his massive arm around him and said, “How you doin’, kid”. C. R. was so overwhelmed he wet his pants right then and there. I don’t think that brand of idol-worship is existent in today’s society.

Another episode with C. R. was this time in May, 1986, that C. R. called me and said I just had to go to Baltimore with him to see the greatest home run hitter since “The Mick”. We went to a card show beforehand and met this phenom, who just happened to be Jose Canseco. He delivered as promised a tremendous blast that didn’t clear the left field wall but Dave McNally said it was the hardest bell ever hit off him. If that ball had some height on it, there is no telling how far it would have gone. I still have the “rookie card” that Jose signed for me.

When we were in the locker room after the game, I waited for my chance to get Earl Weaver’s autograph. He was holding court with a bunch of reporters. I had a press pass C. R. had obtained for me so I didn’t feel bad being there. I waited until everybody had cleared out before I made my move. I said, ‘Mr. Weaver” and he looked at me and in his gruff manner asked who I worked for. My honest nature came out and I said, “Nanticoke Seafood”. At which point he said something like, “What the hell are you doing in here?” I quickly explained having to help C. R. with his chair and that I would like for him to autograph one of his cards for someone. He quickly grabbed it and, asking who it was for, personalized it and signed it.

Some great stories with my old friend are fondly recalled. R. I. P., C. R., ol’ buddy.

WCSO Press Release 4-13-13

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April 15, 2013 Council Organization Meeting


APRIL 15, 2013 6: 00 p.m.

Government Office Building Room 301





PRESENTATION —Mayor James Ireton, Jr./Council Pcesident Terry Cohen

Mark Bowen, 
Clerk of Circuit Court


Election of
City Council President

Election of
City Council Vice President



Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Tonight

A solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening. The midlevel flare had a long duration and was directed at Earth. According to Astronomer Hunter Outten, who stated that this flare was "impressive", these are the best conditions for seeing a direct effect on our planet. On the Kp index, the flare has been categorized at 6 to 8. This is a scale for measuring the intensity of a a geomagnetic storm. The 6 to 8 rating means that the effects of the radiation will have a greater reach.

The radiation from such a flare may cause radio wave disturbances to electronics such as cell phones, GPS and radios, causing services to occasionally cut in and out. While traveling slower than was originally anticipated, the flare effects are moving towards Earth at 1000 km per second. 

Alex Guerrero Wins Main Event

I'm not going to give a lot of details about Alex Guerrero's win tonight but you can expect details and photos on Monday, (as we usually do).

I will say this. Alex is a fine tuned professional machine and he proved it tonight. He was patient and he dominated the fight each and every round. 

His opponent had a punch like no one I've ever seen Alex fight but Alex was well guarded and took his time picking him apart. 

You really have to tip you hat to Coach Hal Chernoff. Not just because he's a friend. The man has trained a series of amateurs and now professionals and they just keep winning. 

Congratulations Main Street Gym and the Guerrero Family. More to come Monday.