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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Md. Attorney General Proposes Tablet Computers For Inmates

BALTIMORE — Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons.

Give inmates tablet computers.

As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders build both education credentials and social support before they leave prison.

The gubernatorial hopeful says the wireless devices would replace brick-and-mortar libraries and classrooms in the state's prison system, providing each inmate with an Android tablet that could connect with e-books, the state's library system, law resources and online learning programs.

They would also allow limited — and monitored — email access, so inmates could connect with family members.

"It has to work," Gansler said. "It's common sense that it will work."


Special Ops Vet Group Wants Truth About Benghazi Before Syria Strike

A group of special operations veterans is demanding House Speaker John Boehner form a Select Committee to uncover the truth behind the Benghazi attacks. The group said that Americans and the world will not be able to trust the Obama administration on Syria until it tells the truth about what happened in Benghazi.

Larry Ward, the political director of Special Operations Speaks (SOS), told Breitbart News that Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) was "dead on when he linked action in Syria to the Benghazi Massacre and cover up" when he questioned Secretary of State John Kerry before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.


Boy Scout Alternative, Trail Life USA, Launches ‘Premier’ Christian Group For Boys

The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a “premier” Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year.

Its goal is to counter the “moral free-fall” of the nation, and “raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,” organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night.


Defiling The Memory Of President Eisenhower

On a Tuesday night, 52 years ago. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appeared on TV sets across America. Three days later, he would leave the Oval Office to John F. Kennedy.

It all happened very fast. No one was prepared for the grim prophecy Eisenhower would tell that night in his farewell address.

“My fellow Americans…” he began.


GOP Combat Veterans Lead Fight Against Syrian Military Strike

Republican congressmen who have witnessed the horrors of war for themselves as combat veterans are among those leading the way in opposition to American involvement in Syria.

Reps. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, Chris Gibson and Michael Grimm of New York, Doug Collins of Georgia, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Steve Stivers of Ohio have all come out saying they oppose air strikes.

In an article for the Detroit News, Bentivolio, a Vietnam War veteran who also served in the latest Iraq conflict, set out his stall against military intervention.

"What has been happening in Syria is truly a human tragedy. The nation has been torn apart by civil war. Tens of thousands have either lost their lives or been driven from their homes. It is without a doubt that Assad is not a friend of ours," he said.

"However, it has also been made clear that those who oppose him have direct ties to al-Qaida. Whoever wins this war will not be affectionate toward the United States."

He added that he does not believe American involvement is a matter of national security, and that President Barack Obama has not made an adequate case to that end.


Civil-liberties Groups Seek Hearings On DEA's Use Of Intelligence

A coalition of two dozen civil-liberties groups called Thursday for broad congressional hearings on the Drug Enforcement Administration, citing recent revelations by Reuters about the DEA's use of National Security Agency data to build non-terrorism cases against Americans.

Last month, Reuters reported that the DEA funnels tips from overseas NSA intercepts, informants, court-ordered wiretaps and a massive telephone database to police and federal agents nationwide, including tax investigators at the Internal Revenue Service.

The DEA instructs the agents and police to never reveal the source of the information and to instead "recreate" the investigative trail, records seen by Reuters show. This DEA process, which agents call "parallel construction," disturbs some judges, former prosecutors and defense lawyers, who say it systematically eliminates potential evidence that defendants may need to ensure a fair trial.

The DEA says the programs follow the law.


New Snow Hill High Scores Final Approval

SNOW HILL — It’s official — Snow Hill is getting a new high school.

The Worcester County Commissioners gave the project final approval this week and groundbreaking is expected to be this January with construction potentially completed by fall of 2016.
It has been nearly a decade since the ball first started to roll on a renovated Snow Hill High School (SHHS).

“As you are well aware, planning for the renovation of Snow Hill High began with a feasibility study in 2004,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson told the commissioners Tuesday. “Nine years later, we’ve completed the design, secured full state construction funding and executed a very successful bid process.”


Brutality Of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma In West

The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men.

The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels’ commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.

“For fifty years, they are companions to corruption,” he said. “We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.”

The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.


Maryland Delegate Darren Swain Beaten, Robbed After Giving Young Men a Ride

A Maryland delegate was beaten and robbed after going to an abandoned apartment with a group of young men early Sunday morning.

Delegate Darren Swain, of Prince George's County, says his car, wallet and cell phones were taken.

According to charging documents, Swain was robbed and beaten about 3 a.m. in Upper Marlboro, Md., by two or three people, including 19-year-old Keion Naylor, who is being held on multiple charges.


Pelosi Not Sure House Democrats Will Back Syria Resolution

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she’s not sure whether a majority of House Democrats will support the use of force in Syria.

“I don’t know,” Pelosi said in an interview with Time magazine. “I think it would be important to get a majority in the Congress. But I don’t know if it’s important how you would break it down. These issues are not really partisan.”

Despite Pelosi’s comments, it has become clear that a strong majority of House Republicans are likely to oppose the resolution, meaning it would need strong support among Democrats to pass in the GOP-controlled House.


Prosecutors Face ‘Challenges’ Without Arresting Officers

OCEAN CITY — More than two months after the tragic June 30 plane crash claimed the lives of two off-duty Ocean City Police officers, many of the cases in which the victims were the arresting officers are now starting to hit the court system, creating some challenges for prosecutors, but a greater challenge for the State’s Attorney’s Office is the large number of arrests made throughout the summer by seasonal officers that will come to trial in the coming weeks and months.

On Sunday, June 30, a small Nanchang CJ-6A plane piloted by OCPD Officer Tom Geoghegan with Pfc. Joshua Adickes on board tragically crashed into the ocean just off the beach at 130th Street, claiming the lives of the two officers. Two months later, many of the cases in which the two late officers were the primary arresting officers are starting to hit the court system, creating some challenges for the State’s Attorney’s Office and its team of prosecutors.


Clinton Spins Obamacare

The Obama administration is worried about deeply dug-in resistance to its health-care agenda, and those worries have been compounded by its depleted political capital — most voters still disapprove of the health-care law, and the president’s approval–disapproval spread has collapsed by 18.6 points since his reelection — and so it has done what it does when the going gets tough: make a speech. The main difference this go-round is that the president commissioned Bill Clinton to make the speech on his behalf rather than deliver it himself, which is perhaps an indicator that Barack Obama no longer believes that he is his own best advertisement. President Clinton was President Clinton, meaning affable, glib, and equivocal.

President Clinton conceded that there are problems with the misnamed Affordable Care Act, suggested a few corrections, and went so far as to use the phrase “unintended consequences,” which, for anybody who comprehends the full meaning of the idea, counsels against ACA per se as well as most other federal efforts to impose political regimentation on the economy or subsectors of it. But being unwilling or unable to accommodate that insight, President Clinton instead made a faux-pragmatist argument that the country would be better off if those who support the ACA and those who oppose it agree on an effort to implement the law in an orderly fashion rather than continue to oppose it.


Islamic Fundamentalists Benefit From Obama's Foreign Policy

President Obama’s foreign policy decisions in Egypt, Libya and his current desire to start a war in Syria, continue to further the interests of Islamic fundamentalists.

Syria, Libya and Egypt were three of the very few remaining secular governments in the Mideast, prior to US interventions. Due to consequences flowing from Obama’s actions, all three will soon be governed by totalitarian Islamic fundamentalists.



No one can deny that the situation in Syria is dire. Death and destruction are ever-present. And when terror and chaos emerge, minority groups often have much to fear.

That’s especially true for Syria’s Christians, who make up about 10 percent of the nation’s population. Increasingly, they’re being caught in the crossfire between numerous Islamic groups.

In a recent report, CNN provided a recap of the many religious sects that have a stake in the current Syria crisis. With the vast majority of the Middle East being Islamic in both governance and personal faith allegiance, being a non-Muslim in the region can be difficult.

That in mind, the rebels, who are generally Sunnis, see Christians as supporters of President Bashar al-Assad and his government (Assad’s government is part of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam), the Associated Press reports.


New Fertilizer Regulations Will Be Phased In

Maryland agriculture officials say new fertilizer regulations may be phased in over the next year, instead of being implemented all at once in the fall.

According to state officials, the department had previously asked that the regulations aimed at cutting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay receive emergency status so that they would be implemented for the fall planting season.

However, after farmers raised concerns, the Maryland Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the revised regulations, called the phosphorus management tool, would be phased in through October 2014.


What Do We Stand For?

At the very edge of oblivion, some men reflect, and some men snivel and cry. I have spent many years now studying the societal strengths and failings of modern American culture, and I have to say, that most citizens within our once grand Republic will do far less reflecting and much more crying when the bell tolls. This is not to say that I believe the fight is lost. Far from it. In fact, I would consider myself an optimist amongst many of my peers in the Liberty Movement as to our chances of defending Constitutional freedom today. There is a very strong core within our country that still embraces the ideals of individualism and independence. The problem is, those who are awake face each day surrounded by lunatics and and the giggling blind. It's difficult to find solace within the asylum of the “mainstream”, and so, we begin to assume we are alone.

Even worse, we sometimes have to deal with misguided and biased persons that join the Liberty Movement, not to stand upon any solid fundamental principles, but who seek to impress their own twisted world views upon us as if they “know better”. You would think that the concept of freedom would be simple to understand and grasp, but for some, it is like plunging into a trigonometric wonderland of confusion.

As the U.S., led by the Obama Administration, moves towards yet another possible war in the Middle East, using covert terrorists as proxies and enacting violent policy based on dubious or non-existent evidence and far flung accusations, I realize that with all the blathering voices out there telling us what to think, what to do, what to fear, who to admire, who to worship, how to live, and what to aspire, perhaps it is time for each of us to solemnly question what we stand for, and what America is supposed to stand for?

Really, think about it. What are we here for? What purpose do we serve in the grand scheme of things? What are our defining principles?


City Bemoans New Pension Accounting Rules Slated For 2014

Although the city’s position remains fairly steady or even slightly improved regarding its pension system, city leaders last week bemoaned upcoming accounting standards changes that will force them to incorporate their projected pension liabilities into the city’s total debt burden.

Under the Government Accounting Standards Board’s new protocols for 2014, municipalities must show a ‘net position’ of their pension plans on any GASB-supervised balance sheets, including the required Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

This position could be an asset, if the municipality’s pension investments exceed the current projected value of its future costs and payouts. If not, as is the case in Ocean City and most municipalities around the county, the position will be a liability.


Calling Off America's Bombs

As the US Congress considers whether to authorize American military intervention in Syria, its members should bear in mind a basic truth: While Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has repeatedly used extreme violence to retain power, the United States – and other governments in the Middle East and Europe – share responsibility for turning Syria into a killing field.

These governments, led by the US, have explicitly sought the violent overthrow of Assad. Without their involvement, Assad’s regime would most likely have remained repressive; with their involvement, Syria has become a site of mass death and destruction. More than 100,000 people have died, and many of the world’s cultural and archaeological treasures have been demolished.

Syria’s civil war has occurred in two phases.

The first phase, roughly from January 2011 until March 2012, was largely an internal affair. When the Arab Spring erupted in Tunisia and Egypt in January 2011, protests erupted in Syria as well. In addition to the usual grievances under a brutal regime, Syrians were reeling from a massive drought and soaring food prices.

The protests became a military rebellion when parts of the Syrian army broke with the regime and established the Free Syrian Army. Neighboring Turkey was probably the first outside country to support the rebellion on the ground, giving sanctuary to rebel forces along its border with Syria. Although the violence was escalating, the death toll was still in the thousands, not tens of thousands.


Red Knights To Present 9/11 Parade Of Brothers Memorial Ride

The local Red Knights Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter 3, will host its ninth annual 9/11 Parade of Brothers Memorial Ride on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

“We’re all familiar with 9/11 and the big thing in this country is ‘Never forget.’ We just thought we would try to memorialize it,” said local Red Knights Treasurer and Senior Road Captain John Tartufo, who helps organize the event each year.

The local Red Knights chapter of about 100 members will join other motorcyclists at the Boardwalk at 27th Street for registration starting at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., the group gathers on the Boardwalk, where motorcycles decked in American flags and other patriotic trimmings parade down the boards starting at 11:30 a.m.


Unserious Commander-In-Chief

Senator Bob Corker: “What is it you’re seeking?”

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “I can’t answer that, what we’re seeking.”

— Senate hearing on the use of force in Syria, September 3

We have a problem. The president proposes attacking Syria, and his top military officer cannot tell you the objective. Does the commander-in-chief know his own objective? Why, yes. “A shot across the bow,” explained Barack Obama.

Now, a shot across the bow is a warning. Its purpose is to say: Cease and desist, or the next shot will sink you. But Obama has already told the world — and Bashar Assad in particular — that there will be no next shot. He has insisted time and again that the operation will be finite and highly limited. Take the shot, kill some fish, go home.


SFD Calls For Service 9-6-13

  • Friday September, 6 2013 @ 23:58:28 Nature: Assault Ems City: Salisbury
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  • Friday September, 6 2013 @ 18:17:38 Nature: Pro Qa Fire Address: 422 Dover St Salisbury, MD 21801
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  • Friday September, 6 2013 @ 16:02:37 Nature: Medical Assist Address: 30319 Zion Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
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Obama On Verge Of Historic Rebuke Over Syria

President Barack Obama appears to be dangerously close to what would be an historic rebuke at the hands of Congress, if the current whip-count projections on the authorization to attack Syria continue to hold.

Pundits on both sides of the aisle say losing the high-stakes bid for congressional authorization would make Obama an instant lame-duck, and might well endanger his entire second-term agenda.

The resolution authorizing an attack on Syrian strongman Bashar Assad, as punishment for his use of chemical weapons against his own people, is still expected to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.

But the real question mark all along has been whether the administration could muster enough support to get the attack resolution through the House. And there, the situation for the administration appears to be growing dimmer by the hour.


County Settles Wage Discrimination Suit For $60K

SNOW HILL — Worcester County officials have settled for $60,000 a lawsuit filed last August alleging the now-defunct Liquor Control Board (LCB) violated the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA) by paying female employees at liquor retail outlets less than their male counterparts in the same positions.

Last August, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit in U.S. District Court outlining an alleged pattern carried out by the old LCB of undercompensating female retail clerks at the agency’s retail outlets throughout Worcester compared to their male counterparts performing the same jobs. The allegations date back as early as April 2010 when county liquor dispensary operations were still run by the LCB, a state appointed body.


Rep. Alan Grayson: White House Manipulated Data To Support Syria Strike

Rep. Alan Grayson charged on Thursday that the Obama administration had manipulated intelligence to push its case for limited military strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country's civil war.

"The administration wants to flood the zone by excluding other information or points of view," the Florida Democrat told U.S. News & World Report. "I think that it is interesting that the administration consistently refers to Assad doing this and Assad doing that and Assad doing the other thing without giving the public any evidence to support the proposition that Assad has done anything."


Responders Forced To Improvise When 600-lb Man Falls On Beach

Although an ability to improvise is common to most emergency service personnel, the unique conditions and diverse population of the resort continue to make Ocean City a challenge for even the quickest of wits.

One such scenario was at the end of August when a man weighing nearly 600 pounds was helped off the beach by a multitude of city staff and gear.

“This was the largest person I’ve seen, in-person,” said Ocean City Beach Patrol Lt. Ward Kovacs, who responded to the scene on the evening of Monday, Aug. 19. “The man’s friend, who was trying to help him, informed us that he weighed 590 pounds.”

The beach patrol, as well as the Ocean City Police Department and the Ocean City Fire Department, responded to a call of a man who had fallen on the beach and was unable to stand.


Judge Napolitano: US Strike On Syria Would Be War Crime

A U.S. strike against Syria would be a war crime says former Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Appearing on Fox News Channel on Thursday, Napolitano said that even a limited strike is illegal under international law and violates the U.S. Constitution.

"You can use military force to attack somebody that's attacked you, or you can use military force to attack somebody that's about to attack you," Napolitano said. "You can use military force to come to the aid of an ally that has been attacked when the ally asks for your assistance."


Little Red Wagon

A fire-fighter was working on the engine outside the Station, when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle.
The girl was wearing a fire-fighter’s helmet.
The wagon was being pulled by her dog and her cat.
The fire-fighter walked over to take a closer look. 
'That sure is a nice fire truck,' the fire-fighter said with admiration.
'Thanks,' the girl replied. The fire-fighter looked a little closer. The girl had tied the wagon to her dog's collar and to the cat's testicles.
'Little partner,' the fire-fighter said, 'I don't want to tell you how to run your rig, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's collar, I think you could go faster. '
The little girl replied thoughtfully, 'You're probably right, but then I wouldn't have a siren.'

Vice President Biden To Travel To Baltimore, Maryland

WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, September 9th, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, for an event at the Port of Baltimore. The Vice President will highlight a $10 million TIGER grant to the Port of Baltimore that will help improve the port’s productivity by widening a channel into the port while increasing the port’s cargo storage capacity and avoiding the need for costly repairs. The Vice President will also discuss the importance of infrastructure investments to improving America’s competitiveness, strengthening the middle class, and growing our economy from the middle out. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will also attend.

Reminder Funeral Information For Charles Jacob "CJ" Abbott

Charles Jacob "CJ" Abbott, 19, of Hebron died heroically, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Born October 26, 1993 he was the son of Patrick E. Abbott and Constance Hauger Abbott. 

CJ graduated from Mardela High School in 2011 where he was a member of the Honor Society and the Varsity Soccer Team. He attended the Career and Technology Center at Parkside where he majored in automotives and graduated with high honors. He was employed by Courtesy Chevrolet Cadillac, the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, and was a Wicomico County Soccer Referee. Known as "Mr. Fix It", CJ loved tinkering on automobiles and was always willing to help anyone.

What A Drone Can See From 17,500 Feet

Obama Rushes To War — On Language

In August of last year, the assembled White House press corps generously acquiesced to the president’s throat-clearing demande du choix and let him “be clear” on the subject of Syria. Secure in his clarity, Obama seized upon Chuck Todd’s inquiry as to whether the administration could “envision using U.S. military, if simply for nothing else, [for] the safekeeping of the chemical weapons” and took the opportunity to outline his position.

“We have been very clear to the Assad regime,” he insisted, and “also to other players on the ground.” Heretofore, Obama explained, he had not considered military action against Syria to be necessary. But he knew when he would: “A red line for us,” the president established, “is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.” And what would happen should either of those contingencies come to pass? “That would change my calculus. That would change my equation,” Obama said. “The point that you made about chemical and biological weapons is critical,” he told Todd, thanking him for the question.


Businesses Continue To Shift To Part-Time Jobs

The Labor Department reported the economy created 169,000 jobs in August after adding 104,000 in July. Unemployment fell to 7.3 percent, largely because 516,000 more adults are no longer employed or looking for work.

Businesses continued the shift toward contingent workers. In August, 123,000 more Americans reported working part-time. Since January, the economy has added 813,000 more part-time positions, but only 35,000 full time jobs.

Obamacare's mandates for employer-paid health insurance coverage encourage more part-time hiring. Also driving this trend are the growing importance of services like retailing and hospitality, and rigidity and visceral anti-business campaigns of unions — such as those targeting McDonalds and Wal-Mart.


WCSO Most Wanted

Demetrius Maurice Miles
• Black Male, 6’00” 180 lbs
• DOB 01/09/1977 36 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Miles’ last known address was Largo MD though he may have left the state of MD for PA
• Miles is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on three Child Support Body Attachments all issued in July 2011
• The total preset bond is $3000 cash
• Miles should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and has history of DRUG ABUSE

Tawana Danelle Truitt
• Black Female, 5’06” 170 lbs
• DOB 06/10/1982 30 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Truitt’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Truitt is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on two separate Child Support Body Attachments issued in April 2011 as Unable to locate
• The total preset bond is $12,000 cash

 Gina Grace Outten
• White Female, 5’08” 140 lbs
• DOB 07/22/1984 29 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Outten’s last known address was Delmar MD
• Outten is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on two Child Support Body Attachments issued in January 2013. The total preset bond is $2000 cash
• And on a District Court Bench Warrant issued in November 2012 for Failure to Appear for Sentencing on the charges of CDS Possession Marijuana and Paraphernalia. There is no preset bond, she must be brought before the court

  Darryl Lavaughn West Sr.
• Black Male, 5’10” 175 lbs
• DOB 02/10/1963 50 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• West’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• West is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in June 2011
• The preset bond is $5000 cash

Kristopher Michael Tindall
• White Male, 5’09” 150 lbs
• DOB 01/13/1978 35 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Tindall’s last known address was Felton DE
• Tindall also uses the name Christopher James Jonson and has multiple tattoos on both arms and legs
• Tindall is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in April 2011 as Unable to locate
• The preset bond is $20,000 cash

Charles Maurice Rhem
• Black Male, 6’01” 159 lbs
• DOB 04/03/1971 42 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Rhem’s last known address was Charlotte NC
• Rhem is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on three Child Support Warrants issued in June 2011 for Failure to Appear for Contempt Hearings
• The total preset bond is $15,000 cash
• Rhem has a history including WEAPONS, RESIST ARREST and DRUG ABUSE

William James Mitchell Jr.
• White Male, 5’08” 180 lbs
• DOB 11/06/1966 46 years of age
• Brown hair, Blue eyes

• Mitchell’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Mitchell is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued for Failure to Appear in November 2012
• The preset bond is $40,000 cash

Tay Labryant Johnson
• Black Male, 6’00” 180 lbs
• DOB 08/14/1982 31 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Johnson’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Johnson is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in March 2013
• The preset bond is $17,800 cash
• Johnson should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and has history of DRUG ABUSE

 Larry Gene Hurley Jr.
• White Male, 5’04” 170 lbs
• DOB 01/29/1963 50 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Hurley’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Hurley also uses the name Buddy
• Hurley is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in April 2011 as Unable to locate
• The preset bond is $12,000 cash

David Dean Coleman Jr.
• White Male, 6’03” 200 lbs
• DOB 05/24/1964 49 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Coleman’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Coleman has multiple tattoos
• Coleman is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a Child Support Body Attachment issued in January 2013
• The preset cash bond is $5000
• Coleman should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION and has history of DRUG ABUSE
James William Brink
• White Male, 5’10” 150 lbs
• DOB 12/14/1971 41 years of age
• Brown hair, Blue eyes
• Brink’s last known address is Dover DE
• Brink is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on two Child Support Body Attachments, both issued in July 2013
• The total preset bond is $1000 cash

Forget Rabbit, Duck Season — It's Drone Season For Hunters In Colorado Town

Supporters acknowledge the licenses would be only a symbolic stance against government surveillance, and a Deer Trail, Colo., election authorizing them is still a month away. Yet about 1,000 people have applied for one.
The drone hunting license sold by Phil Steel of for use in Deer Trail, Colo., may just be a novelty, but a thousand people have applied to get one.
DENVER — Hunters in Colorado are lining up for a hot new license: $25 to shoot down a government drone over the village of Deer Trail.

Supporters acknowledge the licenses would be only symbolic, and a town election authorizing them is more than a month away. Still, about 1,000 people have applied for one.




I have collected canning house tokens for many years and the thrill of putting a new token in my collection never lessens. The tokens were used from the 1860’s to about 1950, with tokens from the Eastern Shore starting to show up around 1875. They were used to pay the workers in the canneries and oysters houses for manual labor and were redeemed for cash either at the end of the day or week. Before the child labor laws, children might work all summer, saving their tokens to cash in for their back-to-school clothes (usually shoes – the clothes were hand made at home). Tokens have also been found that were used to pay the pickers in the fields.

Throughout the years of token collecting, I have acquired many tokens through various means. Swapping with fellow collectors has been the most rewarding. In the old days, doubles were the bounty of any other collector that didn’t have them as long as they had doubles that from which could freely select. The long-gone early collectors that swapped this way are only a memory now that everything has a price attached to it. I still give away my doubles to new collectors that show signs of being in the hobby for the love of it rather than any monetary gain. By doing this, I have cultivated some new collectors here on the Shore, and made some new friends.

As a local historian, the knowledge of tokens is a nice addition to the knowledge found in the local history books. This brings me to tell of the latest token to surface. A local dealer called to tell me of three tokens he bought from a man and wanted to know what they were. They were thick red fiber, 24 mm, and had only the initials WFM incused on them. There weren’t any periods after the initials. The main clue he had was from the man he bought them from. The man said they had belonged to his mother. She worked in the office of the W. F. Messick Ice Co. in Salisbury. There is a W. F. Messick & Bro., Allen, MD, listed in R. Lee Burton’s book, Canneries of the Eastern Shore. It is Wicomico No. 57 and was in business at least from 1919-1922. Further research in Ed Kee’s book, Saving Our Harvest, revealed that W. F. Messick & Bro. is listed in the 1919 Canners Directory. The important piece of research that came out of Ed Kee’s book was the fact that the Messick cannery’s office was in Salisbury, the place of the W. F. Messick Ice Co. I imagine that W. F. Messick kept the books for the cannery at his ice company office in Salisbury.

So, with some solid research to back up my claim that the WFM token is from the Messick cannery in Allen, MD, I have added a new token to my Wicomico Countycollection.

This is a token that would have been a Maverick at a flea market if the information had not been available to go along with it. As it is, a good token with good attribution has been added to the list of known tokens. As I’ve always said about token collecting – a good hobby is one that you spend more time than money in accumulating your collection.

City Of Salisbury Press Releases 9-7-13

Whaleyville United Methodist Church Car/Bike/Tractor Show And Harvest Festival

Car/Bike/Tractor Show and Harvest Festival. On Saturday September 14,2013 @ 9 AM until 2 PM we will hold our combined Car/Bike/Tractor Show and Harvest Festival.You can bring your Car,Bike or Tractor to Whaleyville United Methodist Church on Sheppard's Crossing Road in Whaleyville registration fee is $10.00 and trophies will be awarded. We will have a silent auction, scrapple sandwiches,hamburgers, hotdog's, baked goods,homemade Ice cream,gospel music,silent cake auction and other wonderful activities. In case of bad weather our Rain date is October 5, 2013.

Don't Forget The Boat Docking Contest Today At 1 PM

JPMorgan To Stop Making Student Loans

If you know you are adding more fuel to the latest and greatest credit bubble - that of student loans - and the blended return will be zero at best, why do it? That's precisely the question JPM appears to have asked itself, and when taking into consideration the persistently rising debt rates and thus the even lower probability of repayment, came to the only logical conclusion possible:
"We just don't see this as a market that we can significantly grow," said Thasunda Duckett, chief executive for auto and student loans at Chase

Which means that the government, that one lender that can't and won't pull out from the student loan bubble until it finally blows up, will be even more on the hook, and require yet another bailout of this latest $1+ trillion debt house of cards.