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Friday, May 04, 2018

SHE’S BACK The endlessly unlikable Hillary refuses to leave the stage.

No matter how much sane Democrat strategists desperately want her to go away, Hillary Clinton refuses to leave the stage.

“As the 2020 presidential race ramps up, plenty of top Democrats we talk to would prefer new energy and faces to Clinton nostalgia/redemption,” Axios reports.

That’s an understatement.

Eighteen months after the American people told Hillary exactly where to go, the soulless political operative the great William Safire called a “congenital liar,” is everywhere. Promoting her whiny What Happened memoir and hurting her party by keeping her almost innumerable misdeeds front and center. Likening Republicans to Klansmen and Nazis. Supporting the left-wing Resistance to President Trump. Embarrassing her fellow Democrats with her abusive rhetoric aimed at half of America.

In recent travels overseas, Hillary has been badmouthing President Trump and her fellow Americans. During a March visit to India, Hillary viciously unloaded on her enemies – in particular, the 63 million Americans who voted for President Trump in 2016. Ordinary Americans are pessimistic, racist, sexist hicks, she said.



ABC may be about to learn that conservatives watch TV, too.

While the network famously canceled Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” last year, despite its six season success and remarkably high ratings, it looks like another network may be eyeing a reboot.

“The sixth — and final — season of the show, which skews more toward a blue-collar audience, was the network’s second most-watched comedy with 8.1 million views, behind only the seemingly untouchable ‘Modern Family,’ which scored 8.7 million in the same year,” Fox News reported shortly after its cancellation.

Even Tim Allen, who has been an outspoken Republican, was “blindsided” bY the abrupt cancellation.


Serial pooper at New Jersey high school football field turns out to be superintendent, police say

HOLMDEL, N.J. - Authorities said they cracked the case of a mysterious serial pooper targeting a high school football field in New Jersey and the identity of the suspect came as quite a surprise: a school superintendent.

The Holmdel Township Police Department said the resource officer at Holmdel High School was alerted to the feces fiasco by school staff.

According to investigators, the stool scoundrel was defecating on the field “on a daily basis.”

The resource officer, along with some staff, surveilled the field for the dastardly defecator and identified the suspect as 42-year-old Thomas Tramaglini. He lives several miles from the high school, but is the superintendent of Kenilworth Public Schools, another school district in New Jersey.


Man who got stuck in wall crawled into his own tomb

The man found dead in a women’s bathroom wall in Canada died accidentally when he crawled into a vent behind a toilet — and became trapped for two days, police said.

The corpse was discovered Monday by a maintenance worker who was called in to fix a broken toilet in the women’s bathroom at Core Shopping Centre in Calgary.

The unidentified man, who was in his 20s, is believed to have crawled on top of a 7-foot pony wall used to hide utilities Friday night, Calgary police said in a statement.He was alone at the time.


Veterans say anti-malarial drug they were ordered to take isn't in medical records

If you served in the United States military or traveled to a part of the world that's prone to malaria, you may have been prescribed a small white pill called Mefloquine, sold under the brand name, Lariam.

Many veterans, former Peace Corps volunteers and other world travelers now say that weekly anti-malarial pill ravaged their lives, causing psychiatric and physical damage that is getting progressively worse each year.

An Army veteran named Sean, who asked us to withhold his last name, said he took mefloquine while serving in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2004. He was 21 years old and didn't consider questioning orders.


New Emergency Regulations for Hooks, Bait, Striped Bass — May 16 through Oct. 12

The Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review Committee has approved emergency regulations pertaining to hooks, bait and striped bass. The committee has approved these regulations on a temporary basis through Oct. 12, 2018.

Effective May 16, in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries:
  1. Anglers must use circle hooks when live-lining or chumming;
  2. Anglers must use circle hooks or "J" hooks when using fish, crabs or worms as bait, or when using processed baits; and
  3. The minimum size for striped bass is 19 inches.
Additionally, the department is moving forward with the normal regulation process, which would keep these temporary regulations effective through the 2018 and 2019 fishing seasons.

The department is accepting public comment on these regulatory changes through May 29, 2018, and has also scheduled a hearing, which will be held at 6 p.m. May 17, 2018, at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House located at 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request.

Please visit our Changes to Fishing Regulations page and click on HOOKS, BAIT, STRIPED BASS for detailed information about the hearing and to submit comments.

Rod Rosenstein has let Mueller go far too far

Rod Rosenstein is doing a star turn as principled defender of the law, but he’s performed abysmally as deputy attorney general and President Trump would be fully justified in firing him.

The leaked questions special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask Trump in a prospective deposition are, if accurate, a sign that Mueller has spun out of control on Rosenstein’s watch. The questions suggest a free-floating investigation of the president’s motives, undertaken by a subordinate of the president. This is unlike any special-counsel investigation we’ve ever seen and represents a significant distortion of our system.

Per the questions, Mueller wants to know how Trump reacted to news stories in The Washington Post. What he thought of FBI Director James Comey during the transition. What was the purpose of a statement he made to Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network. What he meant by various tweets about Comey. How he feels about his attorney general.


The common household ingredient that scientists claim is WORSE for you than sugar

  • A study has revealed how soybean oil, which is the most commonly used form of vegetable oil, could be worse for you than you think
  • Not only is it a staple in most homes, it's also found in a range of packaged foods 
  • Lyndi Cohen says the household ingredient shouldn't necessarily be demonised
Sugar and fat are often branded as the worst foods for your health, but there's one little known cooking ingredient that scientists have raised concerns about: soybean oil.

While the name might not sound immediately familiar to most, soybean oil is actually one of the most commonly used forms of vegetable oil, meaning that is not only a staple in most homes, it is also found in a huge variety of packaged foods.

This form of vegetable oil has long been considered by many to be a healthy choice, however a study published in science journal PLOS One has highlighted a number of reasons why the popular cooking ingredient could be causing serious damage to your well-being - revealing it may actually be worse for you than sugar.



Sometimes an event happens that has a meaning beyond itself. A few months ago, Sutherland Springs, Texas, experienced the worst church shooting in U.S. history. Dozens of people were killed by a 26-year-old with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Thankfully, he was stopped cold by Stephen Willeford who lived nearby – and had an AR-15 of his own.

Inside all this horror stands the secure knowledge of what one “good guy with a gun” can do if he has the heart. But it touched me also to learn that this hero (he says he’s not) had been an NRA instructor who spent much of his time teaching kids the meaning and purpose of firearms – and how to handle the responsibility.

First I should say, I was one of those “kids” – I had learned to shoot during my middle school years, thanks to an NRA training program at summer camp. I got good enough to compete with other boys who lived in the Tri-State area surrounding Manhattan.

By my senior year at Trinity School, I had already developed an appreciation for the spirit behind the Second Amendment, and how it related to my country. I was captain of the rifle team and regularly carried my Remington 22 on the New York City subway. No one cared, although they knew what was in my rifle case.


First Death Reported in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

The first death from an ongoing outbreak of E. coli tied to romaine lettuce has been reported in California, federal health officials said Wednesday.

The outbreak -- tied to lettuce grown in Arizona -- has now also spread to half of the 50 states, with 23 more cases reported since the last update on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

So far, a total of 121 cases of illness caused by a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported.


Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans

April 30th marks the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the War in Vietnam. About three million Vietnamese, and more than 58,000 Americans, were killed during the war.

Close to three million American men and women served in Vietnam. And around one-third of those military personnel, according to recent studies, smoked marijuana.

Cannabis grew wild in Vietnam and access to “reefer” was never an issue for U.S. military personnel. “Over there we were getting the premium stuff—no stems and seeds,” said John Adams, a retired computer engineer living in Riverside, California. Adams served two tours in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine in the late 1960s, with the 1st FSR Logistics Group in Da Nang.


No 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, Panel Says Amid Sex Scandal

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish panel that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature said on Friday that it would take the extraordinary step of not naming a laureate this year — not because of a shortage of deserving writers, but because of the infighting and public outrage that have engulfed the group over a sexual abuse scandal.

The Swedish Academy said it would postpone the 2018 award until next year, when it will name two winners, making this the first year since World War II that the panel has decided not to bestow one of the world’s most revered cultural honors. The academy is involved only in the literature award, so other Nobel Prizes are not affected.


Newest Mueller Prosecutor Donated To Hillary Clinton

The latest addition to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors contributed to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to federal campaign records.

Uzo Asonye, an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, is joining Mueller’s stable of prosecutors to work as local counsel on the case against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman who has been indicted on money laundering and bank fraud charges.

Asonye worked at the firm O’Melveny & Myers before joining the U.S. attorney’s office in 2010. Asonye donated $900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign from January to April 2008, according to Federal Election Commission records. He has not donated to any other national political campaigns since then.


Federal judge accuses Mueller's team of 'lying,' trying to target Trump: 'C'mon man!'

A federal judge on Friday harshly rebuked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team during a hearing for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort – suggesting they lied about the scope of the investigation, are seeking “unfettered power” and are more interested in bringing down the president.
"You don't really care about Mr. Manafort,” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III told Mueller’s team. “You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever."
Further, Ellis demanded to see the unredacted “scope memo,” a document outlining the scope of the special counsel’s Russia probe that congressional Republicans have also sought.

RED WAVE? Poll Shows Republicans Could Pick Up 9 Senate Seats

According to new Morning Consult polls, Democrats are in serious trouble in Senate races across the country. Republicans have serious leads in West Virginia, where incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin trails by 14 points; North Dakota, where incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp trails by 8; Indiana, where incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly trails by 5; Missouri, where incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill trails by 5; Montana, where incumbent Democrat Jon Tester trails by 5; Florida, where incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson is locked in a near-deadlock with Rick Scott; and Pennsylvania and Ohio, where incumbent Democrats Bill Casey and Sherrod Brown are leading by less than two points each, plus Virginia, where Tim Kaine leads by just 3 on the generic ballot. In the best-case scenario for Republicans, then, they could win up to nine additional Senate seats.

The polls are similarly shoddy in the House of Representatives for Democrats. The RealClearPolitics poll average for the generic ballot has Democrats up 6.7%, but the polls are all over the place: The Economist/YouGov has Democrats with a 3-point lead, Quinnipiac has Democrats with an 8-point lead, as does Monmouth.


Irony Defined: Eric Holder's Firm Enlisted By Facebook To Investigate Bias Against Conservatives

The amount of irony here is astounding. Leftist liberal and former attorney general Eric Holder’s firm was enlisted by the leftists over at Facebook to investigate the social media giant’s bias against conservatives. There couldn’t be a more humorously ironic story than this one.

At first, it seemed like Facebook might be trying to do the right thing: investigate the bias against those who aren’t leftists using the social media platform.

The tech company enlisted a team from law firm Covington and Burling to advise them on combating perceptions of bias against conservatives. But there’s one minor detail that Breitbart happened to pick up on: Covington and Burling is the firm of Barack Obama’s left-wing former attorney general, Eric Holder.

Eric Holder was a part of the very administration that weaponized the IRS against conservatives during Barack Obama’s reign of terror.


NBC, ABC Correct Story That Cohen's Phone Was Wiretapped

NBC and ABC News both issued corrections Thursday evening after reporting earlier in the day that President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen had his phone wiretapped by federal investigators. The networks clarified that Cohen had not been wiretapped.

NBC first reported that “Cohen's phone lines had been wiretapped, meaning a judge had given investigators approval to listen to phone calls.”

The original story reporting the wiretap cited two sources with knowledge of the legal proceedings.

However, after three senior U.S. officials disputed that report, the network issued a correction. The officials said the monitoring of Cohen’s calls was limited to a log of calls which simply monitors incoming and outgoing calls to a number rather than listening in on them.


Multiple meth smuggling cases thwarted at Texas Checkpoint

FALFURRIAS, Texas – On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a Chevrolet Cruze to the secondary inspection area. While in secondary, the passenger, an adult male, was determined to be illegally in the United States.

Agents also discovered four bundles of methamphetamine, weighing over 11 pounds and worth an estimated $373K, hidden inside the vehicle.

The driver and methamphetamine were turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

Later that evening, Falfurrias Checkpoint agents referred the driver of a tractor-trailer to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alerted. Agents discovered nearly 70 pounds of methamphetamine, worth over $2.1M, inside the cab.

The United States citizen driver and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Please visit to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

WCSAO Press Release: Sentencing of Edward Winder

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Special Exception Sought To Transform Historic Berlin Home Into Spa

BERLIN – It is not clear whether plans for a spa in a historic Berlin home will move forward following a board of appeals hearing this week.

On Wednesday the Berlin Board of Zoning Appeals voted 2-1 to grant 509 S. Main St. a special exception for a conditional business use in the residential district. After the vote, however, town staff said it was possible that approval of the special exception, which would allow the property to be turned into a spa, required a unanimous vote. As of Thursday, the issue was still being researched.

South Point residents Cynthia and Anthony Betterson told the board they wanted to buy the house at 509 S. Main St., known as Waverly, and turn it into “The Lavender Spa at Waverly.” The house, which was built in 1842 and is currently owned by Ernest Gerardi, has been vacant for years.


Breaking News: The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest since 2000 and a sign that the job market has become even more competitive

The Labor Department released its April hiring and unemployment report on Friday, providing the latest snapshot of the economy.

164,000 jobs were added last month. Wall Street economists had expected an increase of about 193,000, according to Bloomberg.

Baltimore Mayor: ‘Violence Is Still Down’ Despite Surge In Murders

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After a decline in murders to start the new year, gunfire in Baltimore spiraled out of control in April with more than 30 people killed.

The city went 12 days without a murder in February, but since then, the numbers have spiked. April brought dozens of homicides, but the mayor says despite the recent surge, violence in Baltimore is still trending downward.

One crime scene after the other scattered across city streets is a familiar dread that has returned to Baltimore.

“All across the country, people are looking at Baltimore in a negative light because of the violence. This is a great city and it’s a shame,” Dr. Rev. Andre Humphrey said.


How Does Worcester County Handle Recycling?

BERLIN – What do garden hoses, boat wrap, tennis shoes and lawn furniture have in common?

They’re all regularly tossed into Worcester County’s recycling bins.

“You name it it’s in there,” said Mike McClung, Worcester County’s recycling coordinator.

Contrary to popular belief, just because an item’s plastic doesn’t mean it’s recyclable, at least not in Worcester County. Even the familiar recycling symbol — the arrows forming a triangle — is not a sure sign that an item can be reused. While recyclables are typically identified with the symbol and a number from one to seven, Worcester County primarily accepts just those labeled with a one or two.

“We can only process what our vendors will accept,” McClung said. “That and we’re a small facility. We’re not set up to handle anything large.”


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*Update* Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Train

Delmar - Delaware State Police are on scene of a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a train that occurred this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:58 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, on Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk. A passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Bacons Road when a train was traveling southbound on the railroad tracks. The vehicle had crossed onto the railroad tracks and was subsequently struck by the train. The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified of the crash and officials from the Delmarva Central Railroad are on scene. Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk still remains closed at this time.

Motorists can expect delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. For information regarding traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

Woke Hollywood Elites to Descend on NRA Meetings to Push Gun Control

Wealthy Hollywood elites are descending on Dallas this week to protest the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Oh, and David Hogg. He’s coming too. No surprise there. Kid wants to squeeze every second he can out of his 15 minutes of fame.

“Charmed” actress Alyssa Milano is leading the charge. She’ll be joined by Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, and Amy Schumer, among others. They’re calling themselves NoRA, which stands for No Rifle Association. Clever name… not really.

A few weeks ago, the group published an open letter calling down the thunder on the nation’s gun lobby. It’s actually pretty funny how over-the-top it is, particularly the parts about bloody checks and puppets.


Vehicle Pursuit Leads to the Arrest of Two Suspects and Multiple Charges-Seaford

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Seaford- The Delaware State Police arrest two suspects after the discovery of a stolen motor vehicle led to a pursuit.

The incident occurred on Friday, May 4, 2018 at approximately 12:25 a.m. when a Trooper witnessed a silver Cadillac CTS traveling southbound on Old Furnace Road in the area of Middleford Road. A computer check revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of the Salisbury Police Department. As the Trooper activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, the operator pulled into a private driveway on Hastings Farm Road. When the Trooper exited their vehicle, the driver of the Cadillac proceeded to pull off and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle collided into a stop sign at the intersection of Church Road and Concord Road, before coming to a stop. The operator, identified as 21-year-old Mikeyah Brewer of Seaford and passenger, 33-year-old Troy Sanders of Laurel exited the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued. With the assistance of the Delaware State Police Aviation unit, both suspects were apprehended and subsequently taken into custody without further incident. A search of the vehicle was conducted and yielded drug paraphernalia.

Brewer and Sanders were transported back to Troop 5. Brewer was charged with Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), Failure to Stop on the Command of a Police Officer (Felony), Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and multiple related traffic offenses. She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $7,911.00 secured bond. Sanders was charged with Conspiracy 1st (Felony) and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,000.00 secured bond.

Four former Wilmington Trust executives guilty of fraud

A 12-member federal jury Thursday found four former Wilmington Trust executives guilty of fraud and conspiracy charges.

Robert Harra, David Gibson, William North and Kevyn Rakowski were accused of hiding millions of dollars in bad loans on the bank’s books from the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the public between October 2009 and November 2010.

After six days of deliberations, jurors delivered guilty verdicts for all four defendants on all charges. A sentencing date hasn’t been set, but it will likely be in about four months.


CrimeReports Alerts for Salisbury Crime May 02, 2018

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*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Bacons Road Closed Due to Crash- Delmar

Delmar - Delaware State Police are on scene of a crash involving a vehicle and a train that occurred at approximately 8:58 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, which has Bacons Road between Powell Farm Lane and Country Walk closed.

Motorists can expect delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel. For information regarding traffic conditions and road closure information click on the following link:

The investigation is ongoing with further information being released as it becomes available

NOI - Flaming Grill Restaurant - Salisbury - Wicomico County

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Date:  May 3, 2018
Time:  1:25 p.m
Location / Address:  Flaming Grill Restaurant, 2640 N. Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury 
Type of Incident:  Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  One story block construction
Owner / Occupants:  Liqin Lin
Injuries or Deaths:  None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $80     Contents: $20
Smoke Alarm Status:  N/A
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  Sprinkler Activated - Fire extinguished
Arrests(s):  None
Primary Responding Fire Department:  Salisbury Fire Department
# of Alarms:      # Of Firefighters:   6
Time to Control:  Out upon arrival due to sprinkler activation
Discovered By:  Fire Alarm Activation to alarm company
Area of Origin: Trash can in employee bathroom
Preliminary Cause:  Accidental - Due to improperly discarded smoking materials.
Additional Information:  The restaurant was occupied and operating at the time of the alarm.

Executive Culver Responds To Daily Times BOGUS Article

In response to the original article in The Daily Times this morning “Salisbury Volunteer firefighters get no funds in Wicomico Budget”.

I would like to clarify that the Fire Service Agreement negotiated between the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County took into consideration the volunteers at both Station 2 and Station 16. If you reread the article you will see that Mayor Jacob Day said “the two remaining companies in Salisbury, Stations 2 and 16 will no longer receive county appropriations. Instead, more money will go directly to the city operating budget.” The committee who negotiated the agreement included Julia Glanz, Jacob Day, Jack Heath, Rick Hoppes, Marty Skarson, Chris Hopkins, Bob Culver, Wayne Strausburg, David Fitzgerald, David Shipley & Ernie Colburn. At Tuesday’s County Council’s meeting, the president of the Wicomico Fire Chief’s Association, Shanda Perry, stated Stations 2 and 16 are no longer members of the organization.

I have great appreciation for the services these men and women provide to our community.

Station 2 and 16 need to speak with Mayor Day about this issue.…/salisbury-voluntee…/573451002/

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Laurel Woman UPDATE: ALERT CANCELED

Laurel- Delaware State Police are canceling the Gold Alert for Charlena Victory who was reported missing on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Charlena has been located in good condition.

Laurel– The Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for Charlena Victory who was last seen on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Charlena Victory is 5’01” tall, 100-110 lbs. with very short brown and gray hair. She was last seen wearing a red, white and blue shirt with ruffles, jeans, and glasses.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Charlena to check on her welfare. Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

North Korea releases U.S. detainees, bows to another Trump demand

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has released three U.S. citizens detained for years in his horrific prison camps, surrendering to another of President Trump’s demands in advance of a planned historic summit between the two leaders whose countries have long been adversaries.

A series of concessions by Mr. Kim, from agreeing to a goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula to freeing the three Americans, has not calmed fears among Mr. Trump’s critics that he will “wing it” in the talks and potentially empower the communist regime in Pyongyang.

Behind the scenes at the White House, however, the president has marshaled an agile team to hone a fast-paced negotiating strategy and back him up in the nuclear talks, which could be held as soon as this month or by the end of June.


Change your password: Twitter finds security bug

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.

The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form.

Twitter says there’s no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords were misused. But as a precaution, Twitter recommends users consider changing the passwords they use to log onto Twitter. They should also change that password if they used it for any other services.


What Is ‘Buddy Punching’? Businesses Advised To Be On Alert For Employee Theft

OCEAN CITY — Some resort businesses are on alert for a relatively new scam called “buddy punching,” and while the name suggests horseplay in the workplace or hazing, it’s a serious theft scheme that could and does costs thousands of dollars.

In simplest terms, buddy punching refers to the practice of an employee utilizing a clock-in, clock out system, typically the point-of-sale computer systems, to punch in their friends, co-workers or roommates when they are not working those hours or even that day.

Most cases involve just a couple hours here or there over the course of a week or payroll period, but if multiple employees are involved, it can quickly add up to thousands of dollars in lost wages. Over the course of a summer season, it could and does add up to tens of thousands of dollars in lost profits.


Thank God Its Friday 5-4-18

What will you be doing this weekend?

Truck wouldn't start I'm going fishing anyway, it's Bike Week!

Yard Sale Saturday May 5th

Nutters Crossing Community yard sale this Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 7-11am. Rain date is Saturday May 12th.

Attorney General Frosh Secures Conviction of Pill Mill Operator for Violating Maryland Drug Kingpin Statute

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that the Honorable Michael Wachs of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County convicted Tormarco Harris, 32, of Baltimore, on all counts in a 21-count superseding indictment after a 3-day bench trial. Specifically, Judge Wachs convicted Harris of one count of violating Maryland’s drug kingpin statute; one count of conspiring to distribute controlled dangerous substances; 18 counts of distributing controlled dangerous substances; and one count of maintaining a common nuisance. Sentencing has been scheduled for June 12, 2018. At sentencing, Harris faces a 20-year mandatory minimum prison sentence under Maryland’s drug kingpin statute and up to 20 years’ imprisonment on each of the conspiracy and distribution charges.

“Lives are being lost in every corner of our state to opioid addiction,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Harris and his co-conspirators operated pill mills and illegally prescribed highly addictive drugs in exchange for hundreds of dollars from each patient. My office, with the assistance of federal and local law enforcement, came down hard, shut them down, and Harris now faces decades of time behind bars.”

Read more in the full press release:

"Unaccountable" Pentagon Officials Have "Weaponized" Vetting Of Trump Appointees: WSJ

Nothing ends a Washington career like being branded an unacceptable national-security risk. That’s why officials adjudicating personnel-security cases must act in a mature, objective and nonpartisan fashion. But when it comes to vetting Trump appointees, they often aren’t.

Instead, security clearances are being weaponized against the White House by hostile career bureaucrats, thwarting the president’s agenda by holding up or blocking appointees.

Consider the case of Adam Lovinger. Mr. Lovinger is a highly regarded and politically conservative Defense Department official. In January 2017, the Trump administration made a “by name” request for him to serve as a senior director on the White House National Security Council.

Before departing the Pentagon that January, Mr. Lovinger raised documented concerns with his supervisor about the misuse of contractors. One outfit, run by a woman Chelsea Clinton describes as her “best friend,” was being used to perform foreign-relations activities on behalf of the U.S. Mr. Lovinger, an attorney, perceived the arrangement as violating a federal law delineating inherently governmental functions. He also took issue with millions of dollars in public funds being spent on contractor studies of questionable relevance. One taxpayer-funded study sought to determine whether Americans are a “war-like people.”


Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Joins Faith Leaders for National Day of Prayer Breakfast

Faith Leaders Reflect and Pray on This Year’s Theme, 
“Embracing the Future Together”

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today joined faith leaders from across Maryland for a prayer breakfast at Crowne Plaza Annapolis to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Established in 1952, the National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May that brings together all faiths to pray for the nation. This year, more than 90 faith leaders representing faith communities from around the world gathered in fellowship and prayer, reflecting on this year’s theme of “Embracing the Future Together.”

“The National Day of Prayer brings together people of all faiths to pray for our communities and celebrates our continued commitment to the acceptance and promotion of diversity in Maryland," said Governor Larry Hogan. "As we reflect on the theme of Embracing the Future Together, we are reminded that although our faiths may differ, we are united in our resolve to contribute to our communities, help our neighbors, and change Maryland for the better."

Musical selections were performed by renowned recording artist Wintley Phipps and flutist Ashley Watkins. Prayers for the five centers of influence - Family, Government, State, Places of Worship, and the United States of America were led by: 
  • Family: Bishop Gregory Dennis, Kingdom Worship Center 
  • Government: Priest Chandrakant Chove, Shri Mangal Mandir 
  • State: Rabbi Adam J. Raskin, Congregation Har Shalom 
  • Places of Worship: Pastor John Odukoya, Fountain Community Church 
  • United States of America: Imam Faizul Khan, Islamic Society of the Washington Area 

"On this National Day of Prayer, we celebrate the incredible diversity of faith we enjoy in Maryland, as well as the many things that unite us," said Lt. Governor Rutherford. "Today, we come together to pray for the future of our state and recognize our shared commitment to making our communities better for the next generation."

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“Re-Discovering Delmarva’s Past” Series Presents New Lecture on May 17

“Re-Discovering Delmarva’s Past” Series Presents New Lecture on May 17
Dr. G. Ray Thompson will offer the second lecture in this popular series exploring the early history of Delmarva on May 17, beginning at 2:30 in the Bradford Room at the MAC Center on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. This is a new location for Westside Historical Society, producers of this series, moving from the Barren Creek Springs Church in Mardela.

Thompson, well known to local audiences for his expertise in local history, will be discussing "Mapping Delmarva: Eastern Shore Boundary Disputes". The presentation will introduce maps which help visualize the Eastern Shore boundary disputes between Virginia with Maryland, between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and between Maryland and Delaware including discussion of the Transpeninsular and Mason Dixon surveys. He also will be looking at the evolution of the map of Delmarva from the 17th century controversies until the 20th century court decisions stabilizing boundary lines.

Dr. G Ray Thompson is a frequent speaker on local history topics. Emeritus professor of history, former chair of the history department of Salisbury University and co-founder and past director of the Edward H Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Thompson is an active member of many historic organizations on the lower eastern shore, including Westside Historical Society, the Wicomico Historical Society, Preservation Trust of Wicomico, Inc., Wicomico County Historic Properties, Inc., Wicomico County Historic District Commission, Historic St Martin’s Church Foundation, Rackliffe House Foundation, Julia A. Purnell Museum, Double Mills Historic Site, and Handsell House Historic Site.

The series is offered by the Westside Historical Society, and is free and open to the public. Parking will be readily available at the MAC center, 909 Progress Circle, just off Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. For more information, those interested can email Sylvia Bradley, Dir. Of Westside Historical Society, at or phone 410-726-8047.