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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

State Police Detectives are Investigating the Death of a 10 Month Old Child

Millsboro- Detectives with Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit are currently investigating a death of a 10 month old male that occurred Wednesday afternoon at a Millsboro daycare.

On Wednesday January 28, 2015 around 2:15 p.m., troopers were dispatched to Handy's Little Disciples daycare located at 28194 Layton-Davis Road after a 9-1-1 call was received from the home stating a 10 month old was unresponsive. Preliminary investigation suggests a daycare worker attempted to wake the 10 month old male from a nap, and upon doing so, observed the infant unresponsive. The young child was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare in Lewes where he was eventually pronounced dead. The child was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this incident.

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Jameis Winston's alleged rape victim waives anonymity in The Hunting Ground

The woman who accused Florida State University star Jameis Winston of raping her has come forward for a new documentary that premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Eric Kinsman, 20, speaks publicly in the film for the first time, claiming she came to after drinking at a bar to find Winston on top of her having sex in his apartment while she pleaded with him to stop.
In the film, Kinsman says one of Winston's roommates also allegedly begged him to stop before the quarterback took her into the bathroom and pinned her head to the floor to continue the assault.


Obama intimidating Benghazi witness into silence?

Obama intimidating Benghazi witness into silence?

The Obama administration has been using General David Petraeus’ legal predicament over an extramarital affair to keep him “on a leash” and prevent him from him from providing “devastating testimony” on Benghazi, charges Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

“We’re not even getting to the people that really have the most direct information,” Gohmert said in a radio interview Sunday. “Have you not wondered about Petraeus being so silent all this time?”

Gohmert was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s AM 970 The Answer.

Petraeus was director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012. The retired four-star general resigned, however, two months later, citing an extramarital affair reportedly discovered through an FBI investigation.

Since then, further investigations by the FBI and Justice Department have alleged Petraeus leaked classified documents to his mistress, prompting a recommendation felony charge be brought against him. So far, however, he has not been formally charged.

Gohmert cited Petraeus’ legal troubles as just the kind of ammunition the White House could use to keep the former CIA director quiet about what really happened in Benghazi and the immediate aftermath, when the administration took public criticism for a series of misleading “talking points” about the attack.


Freedom, Where Are You? Not in America or Europe

Where else can the money to go?

When the former Goldman Sachs executive who runs the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that he was going to print 720 billion euros annually with which to purchase bad debts from the politically connected big banks, the euro sank and the stock market and Swiss france shot up. As in the US, quantitative easing (QE) serves to enrich the already rich. It has no other purpose.

The well-heeled financial institutions that bought up the troubled sovereign debt of Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain at low prices will now sell the bonds to the ECB for high prices. And despite depression level unemployment in most of Europe and austerity imposed on citizens, the stock market rose in anticipation that much of the 60 billion new euros that will be created each month will find its way into equity prices. Liquidity fuels the stock market.

Where else can the money to go? Some will go into Swiss francs and some into gold while gold is still available, but for the most part the ECB is running the printing press in order to boost the wealth of the stock-owning One Percent. The Federal Reserve and the ECB have taken the West back to the days when a handful of aristocrats owned everything.


A sweet gig: 16-year-old opens Md. bakery

WASHINGTON — Most teenagers spend their free time engrossed in social media and selfies, but 16-year-old Bree Britt isn’t like most teenagers.

Every day at 3:50 p.m., Bree gets off the school bus at a small strip of storefronts on Livingston Road in Accokeek, Maryland. And under a white awning that reads “Bree’s Sweet Treats,” the teen transforms from high school student to business owner.

“Depending on how busy the day is and what we have to do for the next day, I’ll be here,” Bree says while sitting at a table in the café section of her store.

The St. Mary’s Ryken High School student opened her bakery in 2013 after launching a successful online baking business when she was 12. But Bree’s journey into crafting confections began long before she reached double digits.


Md. County To Consider Ban On Sales Of Cats, Dogs From Breeders

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Lawmakers in Montgomery County are considering banning pet stores from selling dogs or cats supplied by commercial breeders.

The bill would allow pet stores to sell dogs or cats only if they come from animal care facilities or nonprofit rescue organizations.

The bill is meant is to prevent the sale of animals from so-called “puppy mills,” where dogs and cats are raised in conditions that some advocates describe as inhumane.


David Gregory and Why Law Is Only for the Little People

The well-connected and powerful escape regulation that ensares the less fortunate.

As with most prissy, arcane regulations, laws that are designed to regulate the functionality of firearms tend instead to serve as an invitation to caprice. Herewith, a report from William Jacobson on the Extraordinary Tale of NBC’s David Gregory:

The short version is that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department warned NBC News that it could not possess an actual high-capacity magazine, but NBC News went ahead and did it anyway. The MPD recommended a warrant for Gregory’s arrest, but that request was nixed by the D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathanbecause — my paraphrase — Gregory was just too nice a guy and had no other criminal intent.

That attitude stood in stark contrast to the D.C. Attorney General’s vigorous prosecution of other lesser-known people who also were nice people and had no other criminal intent, but violated D.C.’s gun laws.

I do not intend to reiterate here just how extraordinarily difficult it is to execute laws that aim to track pieces of unserialized metal. Nor, for that matter, will I attempt to lay out what any earnest attempt to do so would end up doing to privacy rights in the United States. Rather, I want to focus on the grossly unequal manner in which such rules will inevitably be enforced, and to examine also what this does to the notion of equal protection. From my perspective, the startling thing about the Gregory affair is not so much that the powers-that-be eventually declined to prosecute him for his transgression, but that he was so unfailingly sure that he would be allowed to break the law without consequences. In a vacuum, it is easy to make the case that there was no need to indict NBC for its crime. Indeed it is difficult to imagine a set of circumstances in which doing so could be considered a good use of the city’s time and resources. But the entitled nonchalance with which Gregory presumed that his behavior would be ignored should worry all of us.


Md. Lawmakers Consider Paid Sick Leave Bill

Maryland lawmakers are consider a bill that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

Political reporter Pat Warren reports it’s a bill that caught the attention of the president.

A few days before his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama chatted up the lunch crowd in a Baltimore restaurant about paid sick leave.

“Employees are more productive; there’s lower turnover,” he said.

Maryland Senator Catherine Pugh’s paid sick leave bill earned her a seat at the State of the Union.


Education is Too Important Not to Leave to the Marketplace

This week, events around the country will highlight the importance of parental control of education as part of National School Choice Week

This week, events around the country will highlight the importance of parental control of education as part of National School Choice Week. This year’s events should attract more attention than prior years because of the growing rebellion against centralized education sparked by the federal Common Core curriculum.

The movement against Common Core has the potential to change American education. However, anti-Common Core activists must not be misled by politicians promoting “reforms” of the federal education bureaucracy, or legislation ending Common Core while leaving all other federal education programs intact. The only way to protect American children from future Common Core-like programs is to permanently padlock the Department of Education.


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Cal Ripken Jr. Visits Pocomoke High School Today

Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford, Families Visit Maryland Food Bank

Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford, Families Visit Maryland Food Bank
Pack Over 100,000 Meals For Those In Need
Annapolis, MD - Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan along with Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and Monica Rutherford, teamed up with 400 volunteers from around the state last Sunday, January 25, to package meals for the Maryland Food Bank and the Howard County Food Bank.
The food packaging event, which took place in the gym at Howard Community College, was the last in a series of events surrounding the inauguration of the 62nd Governor of the State of Maryland. Donning hair nets, the First Couple and the Rutherfords greeted guests and carefully packed macaroni and cheese packs in an assembly line fashion. 
“It's very satisfying to be able to give back to the community during this very busy time, especially in my home county,” said Lieutenant Governor Rutherford, a Howard County resident who used to teach a business ethics course at the community college. “We achieved our goal of packing 100,000 meals while also getting to know some very dedicated volunteers who made this important event such a success.”
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s staff, and members of the organization Outreach, Inc., also volunteered. 

What Is Chronic Bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis is when damaged lungs produce more mucus than they should. If you cough up mucus and feel short of breath for at least three months each year, two or more years in a row, without another diagnosis to explain the cough, you may have chronic bronchitis.

Healthy Lungs

Inside the lungs are branching airways of stretchy tissue. Each airway is wrapped with bands of muscle that help keep it open. Air travels in and out of the lungs through these airways.

The cells in the lining of the airways produce a sticky fluid called mucus. This traps dust, smoke, and other particles in the air you breathe and helps protect the lungs.

Tiny hairs, called cilia, then sweep the mucus up the airways to the throat, where it is swallowed or coughed up, again to protect the lungs



Upcoming Events in Wicomico Schools
Saturday, Feb. 7
Parkside CTE Open House/Local SkillsUSA Championship
Parkside High School CTE
The Career & Technology Education Department at Parkside High School will host the 31st annual local SkillsUSA Championship competition on Saturday, Feb. 7. Everyone is welcome to come out and see the competition and the many exciting things students and teachers are doing in the CTE Department. The competition will be held at Parkside High School from 8-11:30 a.m. with an awards ceremony at noon in the school auditorium. 410-677-5144.

Saturday, Feb. 7
ACT administration for students registered by Jan. 9


Sean F. Dempsey
(January 26, 2015) – On January 26, 2015, Ocean City detectives served an arrest warrant on Sean F. Dempsey, 24, of Ocean City, MD, concluding several months of investigation. Dempsey was indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury on multiple charges stemming from eight separate incidents that took place between May and November of 2014.
Dempsey has been charged with thirty-one separate charges including one charge of second degree burglary and multiple theft, fraud and heroin possession charges.
Dempsey was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $100,000 bond.

WCSO Most Wanted 1-28-15

Cossandra Cole aka Moore
• Black Female, 5’05” 180 lbs
• DOB 09/24/1972 aka 11/24/1971, 42-43 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Cole’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Cole is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in November 2012 for a Violation of Probation hearing on the charge of Assault 1st  **SBYNEWS**
• The preset bond is $1500 cash

J. Refugio Nunez Jr.
• Hispanic Male, 6’00” 250 lbs
• DOB 01/17/1986 28 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Nunez’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Nunez is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in September 2013 on the charge of Assault 1st
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court
• Nunez has history of DRUG ABUSE
• The state will extradite him from all states East of the Mississippi River 

Carlos Harlon Moore Jr.
• Black Male, 5’11” 220 lbs
• DOB 04/02/1972 42 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Moore’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Moore is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued in September 2013 for Violation of Probation on the charge of CDS Distribute Narcotics
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court  **SBYNEWS**
• Moore has history of DRUG ABUSE

Paul Leroy Rossbach
• White Male 5’06” 150 lbs
• DOB 10/09/1994 20 years of age
• Brown hair, Blue eyes
• Rossbach’s last known address was Willards MD
• Rossbach is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued in August 2014 for Violation of Probation on the charge of Issue False Document  (SBYNEWS)
• The preset bond is $20,000
• Rossbach should be APPROACHED WITH CAUTION 

Melody Rae Lord
• White Female, 5’04” 125 lbs
• DOB 02/22/1973 41 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Lord’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• She also uses the name Melody Rae Eastridge
• Lord is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in August 2014 for a VOP hearing on the charge of Burglary 1st degree
• The preset bond is $2500

January 28th marks the 29th anniversary of Challenger disaster

God Bless All Of You 
May You R.I.P.

FINALLY!: Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion

In news that has been far too long in the making, the United States Army has decided to move forward with charges of desertion against Bowe Bergdahl.

During Monday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor”, retired Lt. Colonel Tony Schaffer of the London Center for Policy Research told host Bill O’Reilly:

“Bill, the Army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney was given what we call a charge sheet. A charge sheet is results of the investigation listing out the articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that have been violated. The key violation is desertion. And this is has been done. The decision has been made. Let me be very clear. As a corporate entity, the Army has decided that they want to pursue Bergdahl for this violation.”

The Obama administration has been called out for stone-walling the investigation in order to distance itself from the decision to release known terrorists for Bergdahl.



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SFD Calls For Service 1-27-15

  • Tuesday January, 27 2015 @ 23:35Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
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By The Numbers: Governor Hogan’s FY 2016 Budget

The overall theme of the FY 2016 budget is “Balance Today, Balance Tomorrow” and it achieves a goal Maryland has not seen in a decade – aligning general fund spending with general fund revenues to create a structurally balanced budget.

16.4 Billion - Total amount of FY 2016 revenue and total amount of expenditures – a balanced budget.

2.9 Billion - Proposed capital budget for Department of Transportation projects.

1.36 Billion - Funding for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, an increase of 2.7 percent from the previous year’s budget.

1.2 Billion - The University System of Maryland receives $1.2 billion, a $15.4 million, or 1.3%, increase from last year.

1.02 Billion - The FY 2016 budget provides $1.02 billion for the Developmental Disabilities Administration, an increase of 8% from the prior year.

700 Million - The amount of spending reductions in FY 2016 budget that provides for structural balance.

500 Million - General Fund payments on the state’s public debt will reach $500 million per year by FY 2020. In 2013, Maryland’s General Fund debt service cost was zero.

347 Million - Funds provided for modernizing and replacing aging facilities at state higher education institutions. Represents a 9.7 percent increase from the previous year’s budget.

290 Million - Capital budget provides $290 million to fully fund K-12 school construction.

274 Million - Total amount of funds used for debt service this year. In comparison, $140 million was spent in FY 2015.

132 Million - Resources provided for substance abuse treatment, including $4.1 million from casino-related revenue for gambling treatment.

120 Million - Amount of funding for waste-water treatment plant / septic systems upgrades to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. Increase of 2.8 percent from the previous year.

67 Million - Police aid to local governments and municipalities totals $67.3 million in FY 2016.

48 Million - FY 2016 capital budget allocates $48 million for improvements to Maryland’s health infrastructure, a nearly 18 percent increase from the previous year’s budget.

45 Million - Budget includes a $45.3 million increase in state aid to public schools, bringing the FY 2016 total to $6.1 billion, an historic high for education support in Maryland.

39 Million - The FY 2016 includes $39.4 million for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund to support non-point source pollution control projects.

28 Million - Funding for the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver services and programs to assist veterans. An increase of 3.7 percent from the previous year’s budget.

22 Million - Allocation of funds for the Cover Crop Program, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year’s budget.

19 Million - Budget helps prepare inmates for employment by providing $19.8 million for occupational and transition training services. 3 percent increase from the previous years funding.

16 Million - Budget includes $16.9 million for job centers across the state which provide free assistance to job seekers through training referrals, career counseling, and job listings.

10 Million - To provide stipends for teachers who obtain higher levels of education and certification, represents an increase of 141 percent from FY 2014.

4 Million - Budget maintains $4.3 million for prekindergarten education, combined with federal funds that will provide free prekindergarten to an additional 3,000 low-income students.

3 Million - State Chemist program receives $2.9 million to ensure the safety and effectiveness of pesticides, commercial fertilizers, feeds, soil conditioners, and other products.

752,700 - Savings achieved due to a new inmate meals contract.

96 - Percentage payments on state debt will grow this year.

10.6 - Percentage of budget that debt service and pension costs account for this year, in 2008 it was 6.2%.

2 - Percentage of reduction in funding to state agencies to help break the ongoing cycle of excessive spending and borrowing.

0.5 - Percentage of spending growth for FY 2016, excluding appropriation to the reserve fund, PAYGO capital and debt service, below the projected 3.5% growth in revenues.

0 - New taxes or fees.

America’s “Gas Price Crash” Is Almost Over


Politicians banking on low gas prices as a hook for raising taxes on fuel (ahem) might want to pay attention to this post …

According to survey publisher Trilby Lundberg, U.S. gas prices are at their lowest level since April 2009 – but wholesale rates are beginning to inch back up. That means those rapidly falling numbers at your local fuel station won’t be declining much further … and could start climbing again very soon.

“The street price crash is either coming to an end or is already at its bottom,” Lundberg told Reuters.

In other words you’d be wise to take revenue projections for gas tax increases (like the one proposed last week by S.C. governor Nikki Haley) with an abundance of skepticism.


5 Things You Need To Know About MD's Looming Debt & Pension Crisis

Bill Maher Takes a Shot at ‘American Sniper’ for Glorifying ‘Psychopath Patriot’ Chris Kyle

Bill Maher blasted Clint Eastwood’s film American Sniper during the Real Timepanel discussion on Friday, comparing it unfavorably to Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker.

“Hurt Locker made $17 million, because it was a little ambiguous. And thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one is just ‘American hero, he’s a psychopath patriot and we love him.’”

Maher also criticized the subject of Eastwood’s movie, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and his statements in his autobiography regarding killing Iraqi “savages.”



Ocean City MD – United States Coast Guard BM1 Larry Johnson (right) stands ready to pin the Boat Force Operation insignia on Auxiliary Member Steve Schmitt during the Auxiliary Change of Watch ceremony.  Master Chief Timarre Sparks (left) Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Station Ocean City read the citation that describes Mr. Schmitt’s ten years of continuous service as Radio Watch Stander. (USCGAUX Photo by Steve Battistone)
Ocean City MD - On January 24, 2015, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-05 held its annual Change of Watch luncheon at the Light House Sound restaurant in West Ocean City MD. The Change of Watch honored outgoing elected and appointed staff officers and introduced the 2015 elected and appointed staff officers to the members in attendance.

Master Chief Timaree Sparks, US Coast Guard, Office in Charge of Coast Guard Station Ocean City, was the keynote speaker and presented several awards as well as presiding over the swearing in of the new elected leadership for 2015. Master Chief Sparks commended all members present for the outstanding support the Auxiliary provides to the Station Ocean City. Auxiliary member Steve Schmitt received special recognition for his role as a Watch Stander. “Auxiliary involvement like that of Mr. Schmitt helps the United States Coast Guard enhance operational readiness,” said Master Chief Sparks. Master Chief Sparks also thanked outgoing Flotilla Commander Robert Sheehan for a job well done and encouraged Al Parra, incoming Flotilla Commander, to continue pursuing operation readiness.

As part of the ceremonies, William Gleim, Division Commander, USCG Auxiliary presented awards in various categories, including Flotilla member with the greatest number of vessel examinations, on water operational awards, cumulative hour awards to individual members, and other mission awards.

For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary and its role in promoting recreational boating safety through Public Education classes, free vessel safety checks and an on water presence throughout the summer months, and how to join 30,000 other volunteers, visit their National Website at Flotilla 12-5 will have a booth in the Boat Show at the Ocean City Convention Center February 12-15. Persons interested in taking a Maryland Safe Boating Course or joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary are encouraged to stop by the booth.

Maryland’s Hogan scheduled to deliver first ‘State of the State’ speech on Feb. 4

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who was sworn in last week, is set to give his first “State of the State” address next Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly, his office confirmed.

The Feb. 4 speech will be broadcast live starting at noon on Maryland Public Television, the station said. A rebroadcast is scheduled at 7 p.m.

Traditionally, governors have used the speeches both to push their agendafor the 90-day legislative session and to talk about broader themes.


There are still good people out there


Please share this positive story with your readers J

This evening I dropped my wallet outside of Michaels. I didn’t realize it until I received a message on Facebook from a young man telling me he and his mom had found it. I met them at Walmart to get it back. I’m so incredibly thankful that they took the time to find me and see that I got my wallet back.

Thank you to Bonnie Flinn of KB Cleanstuff and her son Drew for being awesome.

Driver Who Killed Cyclist Sues the Dead Teen’s Parents

In a case the Ottawa Citizen called “astonishing evidence of the raw appeal of… victimhood,” a woman who struck and killed a teenage boy riding his bike outside of Toronto is suing the boy’s family for $1.35 million.
Brandon Majewski was 17 when he was killed in a collision with an SUV. The driver is now suing his family. Photo: National Post
Brandon Majewski was 17 when he was killed by an SUV driver. The driver is now suing his family. Photo: National Post
The driver, Sharlene Simon, is seeking compensation for the ”great pain and suffering” she has sustained since killing 17-year-old Brandon Majewski with her SUV, as well as “a severe shock to her system” and lessening of “her enjoyment of life,” her lawyers wrote in the suit, filed in an Ontario court.

Simon struck Majewski and his two 16-year-old friends in October 2012, killing Majewski and badly injuring another boy. The three were riding home from a coffee shop on a Saturday night on rural Innisfil Beach Road, about 50 miles north of Toronto.

“I think it’s very cruel,” said Brandon’s father, Derek Majewski, of the lawsuit. Derek said Brandon’s death was devastating for his family. Brandon’s grief-stricken brother, Devon, died six months later after consuming a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs.


Like The Festival of Lights and The Salisbury Fireworks...

Will the Salisbury Festival, 
in all of its springtime glory, 
be resurrected by Mike Dunn?

After all, he's got to be running for something. As Council President he cancelled the Festival of Lights and Fireworks in Salisbury and mysteriously brought them back to become a Jefferson Award Winner, go figure. Has anyone won that award twice?

Michael Moore Tells Fox News ‘Quit Making Shit Up About Me’

Filmmaker Michael Moore went on offense on Facebook today, pushing back at the attacks upon him over a comment he made on Twitter about military snipers by listing the multitude of ways he has supported veterans, before calling on Fox News to “quit making sh*t up about me.”

Moore has become the target of conservative fans of the film American Sniper who have claimed he attacked the subject of the film, Chris Kyle, when he tweeted: “My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.”

Since that time Fox News hosts, television commentators Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, and other celebrities have hammered Moore, calling him “Un-American,” while pointing out that he never served in the military.


Public housing officials won't verify whether residents are the truly needy

Washington doesn't know if people living in public housing are needy because local authorities who are supposed to verify income and stop fraud often aren't interested making sure taxpayer money is spent properly.

Under pressure from lobbyists, HUD loosened regulations that had forced local authorities to collect evidence of income. Department officials also moved to let local authorities treat more federal cash as “fees” aimed at making a “profit” so that housing bureaucrats could be paid more, according to an investigation by HUD's inspector general.

The policy of not bothering to make sure public housing is reserved for the poor began when President Obama appointed Sandra Henriquez as the HUD assistant secretary in charge of housing projects.


I Wish I Had Never Reported My Rape

I sit in the windowless interrogation room, fingers brushing against the cool metal of handcuffs attached to the chair, and try to comprehend what the detective sitting across from me is asking.

“Were you a virgin?” he says, his lips curling slightly as he repeats the question. “Explain to me, how could you have been bleeding if you weren’t on your period? Have you had sex before?”

I feel my face flush with embarrassment as I think about how to respond. Before I can say anything, there’s a knock at the door and another officer walks in.

“The suspect’s attorney is here.”

Suspect? My stomach drops. Did he really just refer to me as a suspect?

The detective turns to his colleague.

“She agreed not to have the lawyer come in for this.”

I open my mouth to object. Our “agreement” consisted of the detective asking me why I needed a lawyer if I was innocent. Before I can speak, the other officer leaves, the door closes and it’s just me and the detective again, alone in the windowless room.

“Let me get this straight, you can’t remember how your clothes came off? Well, what were you wearing?”


Maryland High School Graduation Rate Hits Record High

Across-the-Board Improvement Registered; Dropout Rate Falls

More Maryland students are receiving their high school diplomas than ever before, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education.  As the graduation rate has hit record levels, the dropout rate has declined.
“Every student who graduates from high school moves a step closer to college, career, and a world of opportunities,” said State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery.  “These results show that Maryland is headed in the right direction, but we also must continue work to close gaps in graduation rates that persist among students of different backgrounds.”
The four-year cohort graduation rate reached 86.39 percent in 2014 -- more than 4 percentage points better than the 81.97 percent rate registered in 2010.  The graduation rate jumped more than 1 percent over 2013, from 84.97 percent.  At the same time, dropout rates have fallen to new lows.
While gaps in graduation rates between student groups remain, the numbers improved across the board in 2014:
  • Four-year cohort graduation rates for American Indian, African American, Asian, Hispanic, and White students improved between 2013 and 2014, as did the rate for students identifying as two or more races.
  • The graduation rate for African American students has jumped from 76.09 in 2010 to 80.54 in 2014. 

3 Super Bowl Champs Challenge the NFL on Its Backwards Marijuana Policy

Super Bowl week brings back fond memories for us. We shed a lot of blood, sweat and tears to earn our Super Bowl rings.

For years, we put our bodies in harm's way in the ultimate team sport, and for many of our NFL colleagues, the physical damage done in pursuit of our dreams is often permanent, and sometimes terribly debilitating.

The NFL is the preeminent sports league in the U.S. but it is woefully behind the curve when it comes to marijuana and players are suffering as a result. Many former and current NFL players use or have used marijuana to treat pain associated with injuries sustained on the field. There is a compelling body of research showing that marijuana can help treat pain and brain injuries.


Univ. of Md. students fight for democracy following court ruling

MaryPIRG members work on “Reclaiming Our Democracy” campaign in light of Citizens United case

Five years after the Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate and union campaign spending in the Citizens United case, students at this university are fighting to undo the damage to democracy they attribute to the court’s ruling.

Members of the on-campus activist group MaryPIRG decided to work on the “Reclaiming Our Democracy” campaign as their main effort this semester after they saw the effect that the Citizens United decision had on the political process. The campaign is centered on passing a small donor-matching program in Prince George’s County that would match donations of $200 or less by ratios as high as 6 to 1.
In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that the First Amendment prohibited corporate spending caps in elections, claiming such groups are “associations of individuals.” The court also said that spending money in elections was a part of free speech, and that limiting the amount of money a group could donate to groups independent of candidates, like super PACs, was an infringement of that right.


Mall Article Received Almost 92,000 Views On Facebook

Considering we're just a local Blog and not connected with affiliated news stations, I'd say these are impressive numbers. Especially for a local story. 

2015 is going to be the year we truly blow away any competition. We don't just come on here and say this or that, we deliver factual documented evidence. 

If you want to grow your business, start advertising on Salisbury News. In the mean time, ask everyone else to PROVE their numbers and then compare advertising rates. Salisbury News is only $100.00 a month and you are always on the home page and not buried deep inside a Website, somewhere. 


Anderton is listed a Democrat on the WCBOE website

John Fredericksen calls Delegate Anderton a Democrat on his website while begging parents to contact them to complain about the post-Labor Day Calendar.

Feedback on a mandatory post-Labor Day start for all Maryland school systems should be shared with state senators and delegates, as the topic is expected to be discussed during the 2015 General Assembly session that began this week.

Sen. Adelaide C. Eckardt (R), District 37,, 410-841-3590
Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (D), District 37A,, 410-841-3427
Del. Christopher T. Adams (R), District 37B,, 410-841-3343
Del. Johnny Mautz (R), District 37B,, 410-841-3429
Sen. James N. Mathias, Jr. (D), District 38,, 410-841-3645
Del. Carl L. Anderton, Jr. (D), District 38B,, 410-841-3431
Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R), District 38C,, 410-841-3433

People's Celebration - Cambridge, MD - 1/24/2015

States Look to Tax E-Cigarettes

SUNSET, Utah— Taking a long inhale and blowing a cloud of vapor, Jason Jones, who has owned the Vapor Mania store here since 2011, considered what a tax would do to his business, which includes selling electronic cigarettes as well as manufacturing a wide variety of flavored nicotine liquids to go into them.

“I think we’d be out of business, or at least it would make it much harder to do business,” said Jones, 34. “I think it would drive people back to cigarettes because they would be cheaper.”

With an eye on the twin concerns of public health and raising revenue, Utah is one of many states considering taxing electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that deliver vaporized nicotine and provide the look and feel of smoking without the smoke and tar of traditional tobacco products. Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, sparked this year’s debate when he included a footnote in his budget counting on $10 million from taxing e-cigarettes.

“I feel strongly that we should tax electronic cigarettes similar to the way we tax other tobacco products,” said Herbert, calling it a “public health issue.” Herbert and supportive lawmakers say a tax would slow the growing use of electronic cigarettes while raising revenue for the state.


MMR measles vaccine clinical trial results FAKED by Big Pharma - shocking U.S. court documents reveal all

(NaturalNews) While the vaccine industry is exploiting the Disneyland measles outbreak to call for widespread MMR vaccination, nobody in the mainstream media is telling you how the MMR vaccine clinical trial results were faked by Big Pharma in yet another example of runaway scientific fraud by the vaccine industry.

According to two Merck scientists who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010 -- a complaint which was unsealed three years ago -- vaccine manufacturer Merck knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test data, spiked blood samples with animal antibodies, sold a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks, and ripped off governments and consumers who bought the vaccine thinking it was "95% effective."

Natural News acquired that document years ago and maintains one of the very few copies in existence, as all "official" sources have tried to remove this document from human memory and bury the case.

Click here to read the full document now. (PDF)


SU Students Raise over $10,000 for Local Causes

SALISBURY, MD--- Students in Paula Morris’ advertising and promotions classes at Salisbury University raised more than $10,000 for local causes last fall.

Each semester, Morris tasks students in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business with developing and promoting fundraisers for local charities to give them real-world experience.

“This is service learning, but it’s also a way to teach implementation of business plans,” said Morris. “The students learn that things seldom go as planned.”

Activities included everything from quarter auctions and a 5K run to teacher training for drugs and a patriotic celebration.


High school student body slams his teacher for taking away cellphone

An out-of-control student got into a violent confrontation with his teacher after his phone was confiscated during class.

The ninth grade student was in the middle of a lesson being taught by his physics teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, New Jersey, when he flew into a rage.

A video, taken by one of the other students, shows the classroom descend into chaos as the 16-year-old boy wrestles his 62-year-old teacher to the floor.


Here are 5 things you need to know about Maryland's looming debt & pension crisis


SALISBURY, MD. The Low Intensity Support Services grant, better known as “LISS”, are grant funds made available from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with oversights from the Developmental Disabilities Administration. The application period for the 2nd round of funds available is from January 1 – 31, 2015. United Needs & Abilities has been allocated $532,000 in LISS grants to Maryland residents with intellectual developmental disabilities. Funds will be distributed based on a lottery system. Completed applications must be received at United Needs & Abilities by January 31, 2015.

For more information about this program or to obtain an application, call Anita Disbrow, Support Program Specialist/LISS Coordinator at 410-543-0665 ext.118. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to UNA, 688 East Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21804 but must be received by January 31, 2015.

UNA is a nonprofit organization, 501 (C)(3), that enriches the lives of people with developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities to live in the community independently and productively. United Needs & Abilities assists individuals with developmental disabilities to become more self-sufficient and integrated into the community, by providing them financial, residential, recreational, vocational and educational services.

BREAKING NEWS: Jordan agrees to swap hostages with ISIS to free pilot

Jordanian government agrees to release a convicted terrorist in exchange for the freeing of an air force pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria a month ago, according to a statement released on Jordanian state television just before a deadline set by the extremists. The militants had threatened to kill the pilot and a Japanese journalist if the deadline was not met. The Jordanian statement made no mention of the fate of the journalist.

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-Official Denies Responsibility for Location, Points Finger at Housing Authority 
-Documents Show County Employees Managed Entire Project Since 2009

STEVENSVILLE, MD - Queen Anne’s County Commission Vice-President Paul Comfort has suggested that there is little “if anything” the commission can do to relocate the Stevensville homeless shelter project, financed with over $2 million in federal and state grants. The county has come under heavy criticism by a growing number of citizens who maintain the county failed to properly inform and involve the public when choosing a location..  They say the county’s failure to comply with both legal and moral obligations are the reason that a 44-bed homeless shelter is slated to be built alongside a public trail, major youth sports complex and a short walk from Kent Island’s four public schools.

In the email sent Friday, Comfort suggested citizens "take that up with the Housing Authority and/or HUD, not the Commissioners."  According to state law, Comfort wrote, the QAC Housing Authority is a separate body "over which the county has no oversight or control."

State records obtained through a Maryland Public Information Act request identify the recipient of nearly 1.1 million federal dollars as the “County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County.”  Agreements are signed by former commission presidents Steven Arentz and Gene Ransom, and the Housing Authority is identified in 2012 as the “Sub-recipient.”

While the County Housing Department and the Housing Authority are separate entities, federal regulations governing Community Development Block Grants state that "the recipient is responsible for ensuring that CDBG funds are used in accordance with all program requirements. The use of designated public agencies, subrecipients or contractors does not relieve the recipient of this responsibility."

"I...believe you should direct these complaints to the QAC Housing Authority…” Comfort wrote. However, the “QAC Citizen Participation Plan,” signed by Arentz in 2012, reads  "Citizens who wish to submit a complaint or grievance may do so by calling or writing: Queen Anne's County Department of Housing and Community Services,” followed by a County address and phone number.  

Comfort described the county’s role as "assisting in the administration of the grant…”  But in January 2014, then-commission president Phil Dumenil signed a Memorandum of Understanding in pursuit of state funding,  which reads: "The County will apply for and diligently pursue a grant...and will administer the project, including oversight and control of architecture, engineering, design, bid solicitation and award, site preparation and construction. The county shall be authorized to act on behalf of the housing authority with respect to the project and general administration and oversight thereof."  

An additional document reveals nearly $50,000 in county employee time spent on the shelter project during the 2013 fiscal year alone.  Executive Director of Housing and Community Services Michael Clark, staffers Candice Darling, Mickey Lomax and Priscilla Mileski together spent 564 working hours, worth $26,255.58, on the project and used another 72 hours, or $21,600.00 of QACTV services.