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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Was High School Football Player Penalized For Praising God After Touchdown? (Video)

Mexico Central Academy's quarterback Dante Turo ran for an exciting 73-yard touchdown against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Oct. 17 in Syracuse, New York, and then he pointed his finger skyward. Moments later, the high school player got flagged with a penalty (video below).

"I was just trying to give glory to God," Turo told

“I tried to explain to the referee that threw the flag and the head referee, but they just said, it’s taunting,” Mexico head coach Tee Murabito told “I told them he was praising God. How is that taunting?”


Digitizing Medical Records for Billions Has Not Helped Patients Nor Saved Money

Many were leery of the campaigns to digitize medical records when the government first proposed the idea. Patient privacy was one of the first things to go, and it looks like the billions we’ve spent to make diagnosing illness in Americans hasn’t paid off. We are not receiving better healthcare, nor is the already-overburdened medical system saving money from the efforts to digitize.

Medical staff already has access to patient records, but once it is digitized it is available for anyone with a little cyber skill. One woman had her private medical records pasted all over the Internetrecently when an employee of a Los Angeles County emergency room snapped a picture of her when she was admitted for severe pain. Though this scenario is extreme, it exemplifies just how easily patient breach of privacy occurs.

And to what end? In Verona, Wisconsin there is a 1000 acre property dedicated to the company Epic Systems, responsible for the medical records of over 179 million Americans; in other words 56% of the country. The company’s annual meeting draws IT managers to an 11,400 ‘deep space auditorium.’

Epic has grown into the country’s leading vendor of software in the $9.3 billion electronic health records (EHR) sector, pulling in $1.8 billion in 2014 and expanding at a rate of about 1,000 new employees a year. Kaiser Permanente, CVS’s Minute Clinics, Johns Hopkins, and Mount Sinai all use Epic.


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The Bureau of Land Management, the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and cattle and their grazing lands, sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter, a new report confirmed.

Between 2009 and 2012, rancher Tom Davis purchased the horses through the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro Program (WH&B) and wrongfully sent them to slaughter, according to the report from the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General. According to the allegations and news reports,Mr. Davis also had farming and trucking connections with former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

“We determined that BLM did not follow current law while managing WH&B. BLM also failed to follow its own policy of limiting horse sales and ensuring that the horses sold went to good homes and were not slaughtered,” investigators wrote in the report.

Mr. Davis admitted that most of the horses that he purchased through the BLM went to slaughter.

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The stats for Adele's comeback single 'Hello' are already pretty nuts

After all that anticipation, all that fear of underwhelming, it’s been a walk in the park.

More than three years since Adele’s last single was released, her new track, Hello, looks on course to become a record-breaker.

Hello, produced by Greg Kurstin, was officially released on download and streaming sites on Friday (October 23).

In less than 72 hours since it arrived online, it’s making a huge splash on leading digital services.

MBW rounds up some of the biggest achievements of the track below…
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The official video for Hello surpassed 50m views on Sunday (October 25) at around 11am GMT – 54 hours after it was released on Friday.

Do the maths: 50m views in 54 hours means Hello ran very close to a million views an hour in this time-frame.


Free Skin Cancer Screening at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on November 19

Free skin cancer screenings will be held at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 410-543-7006.

“The key to successful treatment of most types of skin cancer is early detection and treatment,” said Thomas M. DeMarco, MD, Medical Director of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime and those rates are higher on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Skin self-examinations consist of periodically looking over your body for any changes in color, shape or texture of a mole, the development of a new mole or any other unusual changes in the skin. Any of these signs should be reported to a dermatologist right away. A survey commissioned by the Academy showed that less than one-third of Americans currently examine their skin for signs of melanoma and more than half don’t know the signs of melanoma. Dermatologists want to change this because when treated in its earliest stages, melanoma can be cured. If not treated early, the disease can quickly spread to other parts of the body and be fatal.

“Screening is the first step in the process to stop the skin cancer in its tracks. We want to educate the community that examining your skin on a regular basis can be a life-saving habit,” said dermatologist Luette Semmes, MD with Peninsula Dermatology Associates, PA.

The free screenings will be held on the second floor of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at PRMC. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-543-7006.

Former elementary school principal reveals why she'd never want her daughter to go into teaching

After spending nearly two decades as a teacher and school administrator, you might expect Kristi Rangle to enthusiastically praise the teaching profession.

She did the opposite, however, in a powerful blog post on The Urban Edge, where she largely disparaged the current state of teaching and explained the reason why she advises her daughter, currently pursuing an education degree, not to go through with it.

"I fear she – like many other teachers – will be scapegoated as the reason public education is failing," Rangle wrote.

She laid out the systemic reasons for the failure of public education, asserting that the quality of teachers, while touted as the most important factor of student success, is not the real problem.

"We have created schools that are functioning well below their capacity because of a lack of funds," Rangle explained. She spoke about the need for adequate funding, especially for teachers who work with disadvantaged populations of students.


Apple is refusing to unlock an iPhone 5s for US law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in the US have hit back at Apple for not unlocking an iPhone that could help them solve a criminal investigation they're working on.

The US Justice Department wants Apple to bypass the lock screen on an iPhone in compliance with a search warrant but Apple is refusing to comply.

The case, being held at the District Court’s Eastern District of New York, involves an iPhone 5s, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Technically, Apple has the ability to access data on the iPhone 5s because it is running the company's iOS 7 operating system, which lacks the encryption features that have been built into subsequent versions of Apple's mobile software.

However, Apple is refusing to unlock the phone for the Justice Department on the grounds that it will "threaten the trust between Apple and its customers and substantially tarnish the brand."


Western Maryland to be Placed on the Auction Block

In a dramatic announcement late on Monday, Maryland State Comptroller, Peter Franchot, revealed that state officials were in high-level talks with representatives of both Pennsylvania and West Virginia to ascertain the possibility of the interest of either states purchasing Garrett , Allegany, and Washington counties, which comprise Maryland’s western panhandle.

Like many other states, Maryland is facing a fiscal crisis that threatens the funding for many critical projects, such as infrastructure and education. During the press conference at the Rocky Gap Casino near Flintstone, Maryland, Franchot admitted that this was a drastic solution, but one that was necessary to maintain the solvency of citizen services.

“There are only two ways to patch a hole in any budget,” said Franchot to the stunned crowd of senior citizens plugging their social security benefits into slot machines. “One is to cut expenses and the second is to increase revenues. The sale of Western Maryland would do both, simultaneously. In fact, the cost savings from not having to snowplow, alone, makes this deal a no-brainer.” 


Editor's Note: Yes this is satire. Hope it made you smile

Unidentified Body Found Along I-95 Near White Marsh

(KINGSVILLE, MD) Maryland State Police homicide investigators are conducting a detailed examination of a wooded area along the JFK Memorial Highway where an unidentified body was found earlier today in Baltimore County.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m., troopers from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway Barrack received a call from a member of the Maryland Transportation Authority Courtesy Patrol advising a body was lying in a wooded area along the fire service road near the 70.7 mile marker. Troopers immediately responded and found the body of a white male lying on the ground. The area was immediately secured and notification was made to investigators.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded and has assumed the investigation. They are being assisted by members of the Criminal Enforcement Division and troopers from the JFK Highway Barrack. Crime scene technicians have also responded to assist with the collection of evidence. Investigators are unable to identify the remains at this time.
The body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death. Investigators are contacting area police departments as well as those in other states in an attempt to identify the victim. Information has been communicated to police departments throughout the region and requests have been made to check missing person files for potential persons matching the currently available information.

What this symbol that’s on nearly half of your food actually means

The Hechsher, or the Ⓤ marking on many common food items, is a signifier that the food is certified kosher. You can find the Ⓤ on Oreos, Coca-Cola, and countless other items people purchase regularly.


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A photographer traveled to every brothel in Nevada — here's what they are really like

Before traveling to Nevada, photographer Marc McAndrews had never been to a strip club, let alone a brothel.

Now he’s been to every single one in the state.

Over the course of five years, McAndrews made regular trips to Nevada’s legal brothels, staying anywhere from a week to a month each time. He stayed in bedrooms in the houses, shared a bathroom with the working girls, and saw the world that no one — except those who work at the brothels — see.

“It’s a different experience when you wake up in the morning and have to pass the cereal and the milk to your subject. It changes the relationship,” explains McAndrews. “People’s guards go down and they become more at ease. They start to let you see their world.”


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Uber is vaporizing the taxi industry — so a new startup is raising $250 million to help cabs compete

Uber is crushing the taxi industry that has dominated New York City — and other cities — for so many years.

Data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission analyzed by the New York Daily News shows total trips in the first half of 2015 were down 10 percent to 77 million, compared to same period last year. Revenues from yellow cab fares have declined as well. And in July, there were 100,000 Uber trips in New York City per day, a 4x increase from last summer.

It's hard for taxis to compete with Uber, the ubiquitous car-hailing service said to be raising anadditional $1 billion round of funding at a $60 to $70 billion valuation.

But a new startup called Karhoois hoping to give taxi drivers in several cities a leg up.

Karhoo, a 10-month-old startup that won't launch until January 2015, has raised a $250 million round of funding, with plans to raise more than $1 billion in capital. Karhoo works with licensed taxi companies to let you hitch a ride from any number of taxi services, the FT reports.


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What we do to ourselves on our 21st birthdays

As a general statement, 21st birthdays are terrific. Once American adults have waited out the western world’s longest pre-legality period, a 21st is a debaucherous festival for all of us to share with our friends (and even families, if you’re comfortable with it). I’ve done it, and you’ve either done it or already are eagerly awaiting the chance to stride up to the door at R.J. Bentley’s and proudly present your real driver’s license and have an above-board good time.

Odds are that you’ll have a good and (sort of) memorable 21st birthday experience. But a detailed study from 2008 (about which we’ve wanted to write for some time) paints a scary picture of the fine line many of us walk on this special occasion.

Researchers Patricia Rutledge, Aesoon Park and Kenneth J. Sher polled 2,518 college students, and 83 percent of them said they drank to celebrate on their 21st birthday. Factor in that people tend to lie about perceived bad or unhealthy behavior even on anonymous surveys, and it’s reasonable to think even more college students than that might go out for drinks on 21st birthdays in particular.

Not all drinkers are created equal, of course. Students in Greek life were 90 percent likely to drink on their birthdays, while non-Greek students were 80 percent likely. For women, the figure is 85 percent against 80 percent for men. White students celebrate by drinking at an 84 percent clip, while non-whites are at 69 percent. But everybody is likelier to drink than not.

So, you’ve heard it here first: On 21st birthdays, college students drink. Groundbreaking, isn’t it? But the empirical data on how much we drink on these birthdays is sort of stunning. The researchers found that 12 percent of birthday boys and birthday girls reported going “21 for 21” — the completely insane but nominally impressive feat of putting back 21 drinks on that special day. (I don’t know anyone who’s actually done this, but I’ll take the scientists at their word.)


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What Is Up With The Daily Times and the MSM? Gas Station-Police Shooting Story

In today's print edition of the daily times they covered an Associated Press, (copy & paste) story on the shooting yesterday involving a Maryland State Trooper. While I was tipped off by a viewer, their article, (the DT's) was quite disturbing. 

The idea that the LIBERAL newspapers and press are making just about everything to do with white on black shootings. There's one original statement out of the entire story that in my opinion is completely out of line.

Jansen, who is white, has been placed on routine administrative leave. The man he shot was black, police said. Race has not been raised as a factor in the shooting, but it comes amid a national debate about the deaths of black men at the hands of police.

The big question is, take both races out of it and the story in itself would have sold papers or garnished enough attention. My problem is, why make it out to be something it's not. The media are not investigators, they were not on the scene, yet they are playing with words to stir the pot in this case. 

In the Daily Times, (I'm told) they only published the cop was white and the victim was black and that's it. Again, WHY? In our day it was GOOD GUY vs. BAD GUY. There wasn't black vs. white. The race baiting needs to stop and I hope the people at the Daily Times come around and stop doing this because this isn't the first time they've done it. 

On duty, under fire

A Wisconsin trooper faced down a gunman who planned to go out fighting

Stopped in his patrol cruiser, Trooper Trevor Casper searched for a gray Toyota Corolla on a busy stretch of Highway 41. Behind the wheel was Steven Timothy Snyder, a bank robber and killer on the run. When Casper spotted Snyder about 5:30 p.m., he eased his cruiser into southbound traffic, following the Corolla at a distance, keeping his lights and siren off.

About this story: To identify trends among fatal shootings by police, The Post studied whether the individuals killed were unarmed or armed with weapons and reviewed the actions they took in the immediate moments before police shot them. The Post has compiled a database of all fatal shootings nationwide by officers in the line of duty in 2015.
Above: Law enforcement from throughout Wisconsin take part in a flag ceremony as the casket of Trooper Trevor Casper is transported to Kiel High School for visitation, followed by the funeral. Casper was a graduate of the high school in Kiel, Wis., four years ago.

But Snyder soon realized he was being followed. Outside the Pick ’n Save grocery store, he abruptly turned his car around. He raised his semiautomatic pistol and opened fire, striking Casper in the neck.

Snyder and Casper jumped out of their cars while they were still rolling. The 21-year-old trooper, armed with a .40-caliber Glock, and the 38-year-old bank robber circled the cruiser, guns blazing. Casper fired 12 rounds; Snyder got off nine armor-piercing bullets, one of which penetrated Casper’s ballistic vest. And when it was over, Snyder lay dying of a gunshot wound to his back.

“Bad guy is down,” a dispatcher reported.

Casper collapsed and then dropped his gun. March 24 was his first solo day on the job — and his last. Shot three times, he became the youngest law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin history. Casper is among 31 officers this year who have been shot to death by perpetrators, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. He was hailed as a hero for stopping Snyder, who had magazines of ammunition tucked in his socks and left a manifesto promising “to go down fighting hard.”


Alleged teen gang member used Twitter to sell guns, authorities say

NEWARK — An Essex County grand jury indicted a 19-year-old Bloomfield man Friday on charges he used Twitter to orchestrate a host of gang-related crimes, including the sale of illegal firearms.

Bomani Duncan now stands accused of 22 counts of robbery, gun trafficking and multiple other charges, said Essex County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter.

Two other men—Taquan Williams, 19, and Yasin Shabazz, 18—both of East Orange, were indicted on related charges, Carter said.

Authorities allege that starting on Feb. 18, Duncan conspired with others to illegally sell guns in furtherance of a G-Shine set of the Bloods Street Gang dispute with a rival group.


Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and the Unfought War on Cancer: Republicans Are Stepping Up in the Fight Against Disease

On a personal level, it’s impossible not to feel great sympathy for Joe Biden when he talked about his son Beau, who died of brain cancer in May at age 46. His anguish still visible on Wednesday, as he announced he would not seek the presidency, Biden said he was making a “personal” commitment to seek instead a cure for cancer; as he put it, “I’m going to spend the next 15 months in this office pushing as hard as I can to accomplish this.”

Moreover, Biden went further: He summoned up the memory of John F. Kennedy—a hero to most Americans, and all Democrats—when he called for “a moon shot in this country to cure cancer.” That’s some ambitious thinking; as we all know, the Apollo project, landing astronauts on the moon in 1969, was one of the great triumphs of American history.

But of course, it’s easy to see why Biden feels as he does about cancer— and it’s also easy to see that most Americans agree with him. After all, some 600,000 Americans die from the disease every year; cancer has been called “The Emperor of Maladies” for good reason.

Okay, so much for personality, -now let’s get to politics.


Report: Human DNA Has Been Found In Hot Dogs

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the U.S., and on the Fourth of July more than150 million hot dogs will be consumed alone. That’s a lot of hotdogs…and now, reseach that has been done is giving us some not so appetizing information about what was found inside the hotdogs…PREPARE to be mortified!

Clear Foods, which “uses genomic technology to analyze the world’s foods at a molecular level, ingredient by ingredient,” released a report recently that it said was designed to look at the accuracy of the content labels of several major hot dog brands.A new report, however, adds extra meaning to the phrase “you don’t want to know how the sausage gets made.”

The company analyzed 345 hot dog and sausage products from 75 brands and 10 retailers, and said they found “human DNA in 2% of the samples, and in 2/3rds of the vegetarian samples.”

Additionally, 10 percent of all vegetarian products appeared to contain meat.



If We Had An Honest Media…

Did you watch Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi? If you did you should get a colonoscopy soon, because in those 11 hours you had enough smoke blown up there to give colon cancer to everyone in the country.

If we had an honest media, the headlines Friday would have been about how the former secretary of state and current Democratic Party front-runner for president was caught lying to the American public about the cause of the Benghazi attack. Headlines would scream of how Hillary Clinton said one thing in private – to her daughter, the leaders of Libya and Egypt – and the exact opposite to the American people.

There was a time when knowingly and willfully telling someone the reverse of what is true was called a lie. Now it’s considered a creative interpretation. Hillary knew while the attack was ongoing, and told her daughter Chelsea in an email, that the terrorist attack on the US compound in Benghazi was “by an Al Queda-like (sic) group.” Does Chelsea have special security clearance allowing her to receive real-time briefings on ongoing terrorist attacks on Americans? Are security clearances transmitted via DNA? Of course not.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to lie to her own child. Everyone else? Sure, why not? Everyone else is disposable the moment they outlive their usefulness.

Even those who are still useful, still trying desperately to remain in the good graces of our would-be queen, tread so lightly as to be ready for humiliation at her whim.

Lanny Davis is a nice man. I know and like him. So it is with no great pleasure I write this. But his email to Hillary, a woman he’s known longer than I’ve been alive, assumes they are friends. But that relationship is not something I recognize as friendship, and I hope you don’t either.


Poll: GOP Voters See Trump As Most Electable

Seven out of ten “Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters” say businessman Donald Trump is the GOP’s “strongest general election candidate,” based upon a newly released Associated Press-GfK poll.

Trump’s edge is the largest for any candidate, while “6 in 10 say the same for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who, like Trump, has tapped into the powerful wave of antiestablishment anger defining the early phases of the 2016 contest.”

“It’s the lifelong establishment politicians on both sides that rub me the wrong way,” said registered Republican Joe Selig, a 60-year-old carpenter from Vallejo, California. “I think Trump is more electable. He’s strong. We need strength these days.”

As the AP points out, the poll “highlights the sharp contrast between the party’s voters and its top professionals regarding the billionaire businessman’s ultimate political strength.” In effect, the GOP’s Washington-based political class is completely out of touch with GOP voters.


Our Democrat Welfare-State Drug Lords

Five liberal Democrat presidential candidates — one actually honest enough to label himself a socialist — appeared before the American public in their first debate. They made it apparent that the only variation between any of them was just how much bigger and how much faster each one wants to grow government.

Democratic Party politicians no longer feel any need to even pay lip service to the idea that America has anything to do with a free people.

Their unabashed rendition of the American dream is increasing percentages of the American population dependent on getting money recycled to them from the government — money taken from other citizens or from ever-increasing government debt.

And seeing as record numbers of Americans have become dependent on government, Democrats have a pretty powerful political strategy. More and more Americans just want assurance that they won’t lose their government money. They are less interested in where the money is coming from; whether we are going bankrupt; what bloated government is doing to the performance of our economy; or the moral price they are paying for this government dependency.

According to the Office of Management and Budget, 70 percent of U.S. government spending in 2013 was government transfers — direct payments of the government to individuals. Before 1960, transfer payments used less than 20 percent of the U.S. government budget.


Michael Savage Unleashed: Stop the Muslim Invasion of America!…

This past weekend, conservative talk radio icon and author of multiple New York Times bestsellers Dr. Michael Savage and Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow discussed his latest book Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture.

Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday, which airs on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125, Dr. Savage explained that this is the first interview in the campaign for his new book. Marlow said he was honored and reminded Savage that their interview together last year, discussing Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth, was one of the highlights of the year for Breitbart News Saturday.

Savage, who holds a PhD in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley, recounted that during his last interview with Marlow, when they discussed Stop the Coming Civil War, “I don’t know if we stopped it or started it.”


Food Allergies?

DeLay on Obama Gun Executive Order: Congress Should Consider Impeachment

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV on Friday that if President Barack Obama implemented a plan to require background checks on some gun sales by executive order and without congressional approval, the House should consider impeachment proceedings.

"The very fact that you might bring it before the Judiciary Committee and investigate it and determine whether it's an impeachable offense is a very healthy thing to do," DeLay, the Texas Republican who served in the position from 2003 to 2005, told "Newsmax Prime" in an interview.


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Anonymous said...

Watch tonight's national news. count how many ads are for ED or depression, or people who cant sleep. Then ask yourself why the media wont ask about the connection between mind altering drugs and shootings. They wont and never will. Oh, and they own the democratic party. Oh, and they are inventing new "disorders" everyday to create a market AND to med up your kids. Take your soma, people.

OCPD Seeking Citizen Volunteers to Join Auxiliary Unit

OCEAN CITY, MD – The Ocean City Police Department is currently seeking dedicated volunteers to join the OCPD Auxiliary Unit. Auxiliary Officers are civilian volunteers trained to support the OCPD and serve the citizens of Ocean City by supplementing regular law enforcement personnel. Auxiliary Officers must first complete a Citizens Police Academy session, which is scheduled to begin March 1, 2016.

Formally known as the Reserve Unit, the program began in 1999 with seven civilian volunteers. The Unit currently has ten dedicated members. Since the Unit’s inception, Auxiliary Officers have donated over 50,000 invaluable hours of service to the citizens of Ocean City. Auxiliary Officers work very closely with OCPD police officers and civilian staff performing tasks such as traffic control, pedestrian safety, special event security, assistance with community programs, parking enforcement and clerical duties.

Citizens who wish to become an Auxiliary Officer must first complete a 10-week Citizens Police Academy class which covers topics such as criminal law, traffic safety, patrol techniques, community policing and forensic science. Applicants must then complete field training where they will gain training experience while on the road with a police officer.

Citizens that are interested in becoming an Auxiliary Officer are asked to contact Lt. JR Harmon, commander of the Auxiliary Unit, at 410-520-5317 or email Don’t miss this opportunity to volunteer with one of the most progressive police organizations in the state and serve alongside some of the finest police professionals.

Delaware Autism Program Teacher Arrested

Newark, DE - Delaware State Police have arrested a Delaware Autism Program teacher who is accused of assaulting a 6 year old student earlier this month.

On October 19, 2015, State Police detectives were contacted by the Delaware Autism Program (DAP) administration who advised them that a six year old male student of the program at the Etta J. Wilson Elementary School, located at 14 Forge Road, Newark, had been assaulted by his teacher at the school on October 16, 2015. Through further investigation it was determined that the teacher, identified as Anne Gullo, 52, of Newark, had pushed the male student who then fell into a bookshelf. As a result, the student received a minor injury to his back.

On October 26, 2015, a warrant charging Anne Gullo with Child Abuse 2nd Degree was obtained. She turned herself in to detectives at Troop 2, Glasgow, and was arraigned at the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas. Gullo was issued a $500.00 unsecured bail and released.

Due to the sensitive nature of this incident, specific details will not be released at this time.

Study Finds 2/3 of Patients on Antidepressants Are Not Depressed

America is well-known for being a highly medicated society. Antidepressants in particular are a big moneymaker for the pharmaceutical industry, since at least 1 in 10 Americans are on these pills. But when you compare our level of pharmaceutical consumption to that of other countries, it’s obvious that our doctors are prescribing them to people who are not actually depressed.

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry came to the same conclusion. The researchers conducted multiple interviews with antidepressant users in the Baltimore area. They found that 69% of themnever had a depression disorder. They also considered other conditions that are commonly treated with antidepressants, such as OCD, panic disorder, social phobia, and anxiety disorder. 38% of the patients never met the criteria for those ailments.


What ‘Sell By’ and ‘Use By’ Dates on Food Really Mean

Are you one of the millions of Americans tossing hundreds of dollars in the trash each year?

Probably so if you don’t understand those “sell by,” “use by” and “best before” labels stamped on groceries you buy.

A report by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council found that the vast majority of Americans misinterpret food labels and throw out perfectly good food.

By understanding some simple terms, you can keep that money in your pocket, rather than toss it in the trash can.
‘Sell by’ date

If you throw out food based on the “sell by” date, you are not alone. The study found that more than 90 percent of consumers make that mistake. Yet keeping food past that date does not mean it’s unsafe.

In reality, the “sell by” date is used by manufacturers to let grocery stores know they should not sell food past that date simply to ensure it still has some shelf life remaining after a consumer purchases it, according to the report.

‘Best before’ date and ‘use by’ date

“Best before” and “use by” dates don’t mean you should toss that food away. Those labels typically indicate the manufacturer’s estimate of when the food will be past its peak for quality. But that doesn’t mean the food is unsafe, the report says.

There is no standard that establishes those dates. Laws vary by state, and manufacturers have their own rules for setting dates. Neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nor the U.S. Department of Agriculture has stepped in to address the confusion.


Hillary Clinton to Celebrate 68th Birthday With a Fund-Raiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate her 68th birthday this month, and what better way to ring it in than with a campaign fund-raiser?

Her campaign has a blowout bash planned for Oct. 25 (the day before her actual birthday) in New York City to toast Mrs. Clinton and bring in campaign contributions in the $250-to-$2,700 range from hundreds of loyal friends and supporters. The singer John Legend will perform, possibly working a rendition of “Happy Birthday” into his oeuvre.

The party, according to a person with direct knowledge of the event, comes as the Clinton campaign is trying to kick its fund-raising into high gear after a relatively sluggish summer. Last week, the campaign said it had raised $28 million in the past three months, a significant drop from the $45.5 million it raised in the first three months since Mrs. Clinton announced her candidacy in April.


Why a Taiwanese woman gave birth on a plane — only to be separated from her child

Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, on October 8th, a Taiwanese woman with the surname Jian went into labor on China Airlines Flight 8. Luckily for her, a UCLA doctor was on the same flight; and with the assistance of the flight crew, Dr. Angelica Zen was able to deliver the baby. (The delivery was captured on a cell-phone video.) And the flight, which was supposed to go to Los Angeles, ended up touching down in Alaska instead so the woman could get postpartum care.

The baby is still in the United States. But the mother has been deported back to Taiwan. She's been criticized by Taiwanese government officials. And she might end up having to pay the Taiwanese government (which is the majority owner of China Airlines) to cover the cost of diverting the plane to Alaska.

This sounds incredibly harsh — and maybe it is. But the reason that government officials and the media in Taiwan are so upset with this woman is that they suspect she lied to the airline (and to the US government) about her pregnancy in order to get onto that plane, in the hopes of giving birth in the United States. In other words, she was trying to have an "anchor baby" — and it might have backfired. Here's why Taiwan is so concerned.

"Birth tourism" is real, and it's a problem — particularly in East Asia

Pretty much anyone born in the United States is a United States citizen, regardless of her parents' immigration status. Some immigration hawks worry that this is being exploited: people are deliberately having babies in the US so that the child can turn around and sponsor his parents to become legal US residents. (For the record, this would take a long, long time; you can't sponsor any relatives until you turn 18.)


Fall Hydrant Flushing to begin on Sunday, November 1

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND : The Town of Ocean City’s Public Works Department will begin conducting the fall hydrant flushing of the water system beginning Sunday, November 1. The hydrant flushing, which is done bi-annually, is scheduled to be done during the early morning hours.

The project is expected to be completed by November 5. Residents and businesses are reminded that after flushing there may be a slight discoloration of the water. This is not harmful and will dissipate after a short time. If you wish to clear your pipes, run cold water for several minutes until the water runs clear.

For questions or concerns about the hydrant flushing in your area, please contact the Public Works Water Department at 410.524.8388.

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Obama Administration Calls for Limits on Testing in Schools

Faced with mounting and bipartisan opposition to increased and often high-stakes testing in the nation’s public schools, the Obama administration declared Saturday that the push had gone too far, acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of tests, and urged schools to step back and make exams less onerous and more purposeful.
Specifically, the administration called for a cap on assessment so that no child would spend more than 2 percent of classroom instruction time taking tests. It called on Congress to “reduce over-testing” as it reauthorizes the federal legislation governing the nation’s public elementary and secondary schools.

“I still have no question that we need to check at least once a year to make sure our kids are on track or identify areas where they need support,” said Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, who has announced that he will leave office in December. “But I can’t tell you how many conversations I’m in with educators who are understandably stressed and concerned about an overemphasis on testing in some places and how much time testing and test prep are taking from instruction.”


Hillary Clinton: The fat cats’ favorite candidate

Fire-breathing scourge of Wall Street on the campaign trail — and reliable friend of Wall Street in the boardroom. That’s Hillary Clinton — and the big-money crowd thinks it’s in on the game.

For all her populist rhetoric against hedge-funders and the like, Clinton has received more donations from CEOs than any candidate in the GOP — you know, the party of the greedy rich.

More than 760 of Clinton’s presidential donors have listed their occupation as CEO or some variation, according to a Big Crunch analysis of federal election forms.

That’s as many as have given to Republican hopefuls Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz combined.

And it doesn’t even include people like hedge-fund CEO Robert Mercer, who prefers to list himself as a “financial consultant” — or those who’ve given instead to pro-Hillary super-PACs. (Or all the folks who’ve bought goodwill over the years by giving to the Clinton Foundation.)

Surprising? No. We’re talking about a woman who’s made millions from hefty six-figure fees for speeches to, among others, groups headed by those same CEOs.


Thousands Who Didn’t File Tax Returns May Lose Health Care Subsidies

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people with modest incomes are at risk of losing health insurance subsidies in January because they did not file income tax returns, federal officials and consumer advocates say.
Under federal rules, anyone who receives an insurance subsidy must file a tax return to verify that the person was eligible and received the proper amount of financial assistance based on household income.

When the federal insurance marketplace opens for the third enrollment season next Sunday, users will see a new question: “Did your household file a 2014 tax return and reconcile any premium tax credit you used?”

If the answer to that question is no, consumers risk losing the subsidies they receive to help pay premiums. Without such assistance, many would find insurance unaffordable.

Many of the people potentially affected have incomes so low that they would not otherwise have to file tax returns. But if they received insurance subsidies in 2014, they were required to file this year.


OCPD Reminding Citizens to be Safe While Celebrating Halloween

OCEAN CITY, MD – : As all of the young trick-or-treaters dressed as witches and warlocks and party-going ghosts and goblins hit the streets of Ocean City, the Ocean City Police Department reminds everyone to be safe this Halloween.
Parents are encouraged to remind their trick-or-treaters of the following safety tips before going out in search of Halloween candy:
  • Never trick-or-treat alone. Always stay with a parent or guardian. If the child is trusted to trick-or-treat alone, remind the child to stay with friends and only go to areas that are familiar and are well lit.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and always carry a flashlight. This will make the child more visible to drivers. Also, choose face paint and makeup instead of masks. This prevents the child’s vision from being obstructed.
  • Only eat factory-wrapped treats and avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only when with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit homes and avoid dark houses. Also, never accept any rides from strangers while trick-or-treating.
  • Always remember to stay on the sidewalk and only cross the street at the crosswalk when the signal gives the okay. Walk Smart!
For those older ghosts and goblins that will be celebrating Halloween, keep the party off the road. Remember these safety tips while celebrating:
  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver.
  • If you’re impaired, take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.
  • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, do not hesitate to contact law enforcement.
  • And remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.  If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
By following these simple safety tips, everyone celebrating Halloween in Ocean City will be sure to have a spooky good time!

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Commission to Review Standardized Testing

Commission Members Tasked with Finding Solutions to Over-Testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Larry Hogan today announced his appointments to the Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools. On May 12, 2015, the governor signed into law HB 452, which established the Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools. The commission's first meeting will be held on November 17, 2015.

“When schools and teachers are forced to overemphasize standardized tests in the classroom, they deprive students of the kind of quality education they deserve,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “It is clear to most Marylanders that we are over-testing our students and the process needs to be greatly improved. I look forward to reviewing the findings and solutions that this commission produces to help get our schools back on the right track.”

The 19-member task force includes Acting State Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith; State Board of Education Member Guffrie M. Smith Jr. (appointed by the president of State Board of Education); four members of the legislature, Senators Nancy J. King and Paul G. Pinsky and Delegates Eric D. Ebersole and Shelly L. Hettleman (appointed by Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch, respectively); and parents, teachers, administrators, and education experts appointed by the governor.

The governor’s appointees are as follows:
Membership AppointeeCounty
Commission Chair, Principal of James Hubert Blake High School Christopher BerryFrederick County
Governor's DesigneeMark NewgentHoward County
Maryland State Education AssociationLaura PotterHarford County
Baltimore Teachers UnionAlohaa ChinBaltimore County
Local Education AssociationLeon FrisonKent County
County School Board MemberJulie HummerAnne Arundel County
County Superintendent, County > 120,000 StudentsLarry BowersMontgomery County
County SuperintendentJanet WilsonGarrett County
National Board Certified TeacherTBDTBD
ParentLaurie HalversonMontgomery County
ParentKaren PrengamanWorcester County
Education Expert, Duplicative TestingAndrew SmarickQueen Anne's County
Education Expert, Former Md. Middle School TeacherNathaniel MalkusD.C. Resident 

The commission is tasked with the following objectives: to review time spent in each grade and in each system on administering assessments; review the purpose of local, state, and federally mandated assessments; assess whether schedules allot enough time between assessments and receiving the results; if testing windows have negative ancillary effects on instruction and school calendars; consider the implications for Maryland if Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) changes allow flexibility in administering assessments; and ensure recommendations compare student achievement in districts, state and nation.

The commission will make recommendations based on its findings to improve the process for local, state and federally mandated assessments and develop best methods for ensuring adequate time for administering assessments and instruction.

FCC Puts Caps On The Sky-High Rates Prisoners Pay To Call Home

Long-distance and collect calling aren’t something most of us have to think about all that often, anymore. But for the families of the 2.2 million Americans living behind bars, the monopoly contracts that exist on phone companies behind bars, and the exorbitant, sky-high rates that spring from them, are a huge problem — one that the FCC has just taken action to mitigate. 

Applebee’s Forgot To Pay Prep Cook With Autism For A Whole Year

How can someone work part-time for a national chain restaurant for the better part of a year and not receive any pay? What happened to a young adult in Rhode Island was a unique situation where the employee worked in an unpaid training program through a state-funded nonprofit, then was supposed to be moved onto the payroll. Only he never was. 

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Posted by Ocean City Police Department on Monday, October 26, 2015


Above The Law?

What Have We Become Any More?