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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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SFD Calls For Service 4-19-14

  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 23:47:04Nature: ShootingCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 22:46:39Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 20:12:03Nature: Animal BiteCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 18:37:20Nature: Non BreathingAddress: 1107 S Schumaker Dr Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 18:37:18Nature: Non BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 16:30:39Nature: Medical AlarmCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 16:14:22Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 121 E Naylor Mill Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 14:32:38Nature: Difficulty BreathingCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 12:18:38Nature: Altered Mental StatusCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 10:57:18Nature: Abdominal PainCity: Delmar
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 09:16:00Nature: Automatic AlarmAddress: 820 Brown St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 08:17:32Nature: StrokeCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 04:25:56Nature: Pro Qa EmsCity: Salisbury
  • Saturday April, 19 2014 @ 01:30:14Nature: Assault EmsCity: Salisbury

WCEA OFFICERS RECALLED

Fellow WCEA Members:

In recent weeks, hundreds of WCEA members have signed two petitions: one to recall the current WCEA leadership and a second to put a group of members in place as interim managers to handle the daily operations of the association.

These petitions have now been signed by a majority of WCEA members. As a result, the WCEA leadership has been placed on notice that sufficient signatures have been secured to recall them from office. Pending the recall process, they have been suspended from their positions and the interim managers put into place.

What does this mean for you? The interim managers will take care of the day to day business of the association, including:

· Working to successfully conclude negotiations

· Appointing a review committee to provide due process to the recalled officers

· Appointing an election committee to secure nominations for officers and directors and to conduct an election.

It is the goal of the managers to re-establish a vibrant WCEA that truly reflects the wishes of its members and that works tirelessly to strengthen our association, profession, and public schools.

The interim managers will adhere to the vote of the Representative Assembly on March 19, 2014 regarding the proposed bylaw amendments. Specifically, the body will not consider bylaw amendments to disaffiliate from MSEA/NEA before the end of the 2014-15 school year, if at all. In the interim, we will actively work on establishing an improved relationship and better communication with MSEA/NEA. The Representative Assembly originally scheduled for today will remain cancelled.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact any of the undersigned interim managers. We have full confidence that together we will build a strong WCEA.


Dear WCEA Members:

On April 15, 2014, Gary Hammer et al., entered the WCEA offices, changed the locks and codes, removed or altered office equipment and purported to illegally fire the Association’s only employee. These actions were not taken in accordance with the governing documents of WCEA or in accordance with the law.

The democratically elected leadership of WCEA would like everyone to know that we are continuing to exercise the duties of the office. We will not be bullied and these actions will not affect the business affairs of the Association. Member services, including member representation and contract negotiations with the Wicomico County Board of Education, will continue unchanged. Further, this attempt to subvert the democratic process will not succeed: on April 28th and 29th, the Association’s vote on Bylaws changes will proceed, and members will be able to decide for themselves whether to become self-governing.

Sincerely,

Kelly Stephenson, WCEA President, and the WCEA Board of Directors


Wicomico County Education Association Update

The original post can be found by clicking HERE

A Letter To The Editor: Food Lion

Good morning Joe,

Just wanted to tell you about my experience at Food Lion Tillman ROAD this am. My wife is under the weather so guess who got to go grocery shopping today. I am an early riser so I was at the store shortly after opening. Did the normal routine, couldn’t find bacon bits so I asked an associate, well no clue so I said forget it. Very low choice of beef roast and I mean standard chuck roast as they had two! Needed about a 3 pound roast however my wife had wrote on my list 3lbs. Found no one to help me so I bought another cut that was large enough. Everything else was normal.

Got to the checkout and they rung the groceries up and the last item was some matches. Joe they asked me for ID. Joe I am 70 years old!!! They said it didn’t matter if I want the matches id required. The manager happened to walk by and the cashier asked as she was walking by she never stopped just shrugged her shoulders and kept going. Joe I really wanted to leave and go somewhere else but I didn’t because of time restraints. This policy pertains to any restricted items such as cigs and alcohol and who knows what else. I know the policy was put in place because they got caught selling something that was age restricted and probably paid a hefty fine. I told them that I would never be back and I mean it The cashier just gave me that whatever look! Very Poor Management!!!

Not at all customer friendly. If a cashier at some point sold an age restricted item the answer is NOT TO PUNISH the public but to find some other way so that their employees don’t do that.

Food Lions policy is right there with BAN ALL THE GUNS because of a few individuals use them in an unlawful way! Here I come Giant! Yes your prices are a little higher but in return you have a great selection and excellent customer service, and WalMart for other certain things.

Wicomico County - Connecting the Dots - Elected County Executive, Rick Pollitt

As most of our readers know SBYnews
strives to reach-out in order to keep our community informed.  An informed public is essential for a 'Free Democracy' to work.  With that being said, we would like for the public to review some of the Campaign Contribution information for our Elected-County Executive, Rick Pollitt.  For a more complete breakdown of the Campaign Contributions - it can be viewed at the following State Board of Elections website at - https://campaignfinancemd.us/Public/ViewFiledReports?theme=vista .  In the Peach colored window - enter Pollitt.

CLICK ON THE READ MORE LINK BELOW.

Today - Wicomico County Council Revisits Board of Elections Decision - In Our Opinion - This Was Improper!

  • The Wicomico County Council revisited their last Council's decision (6-1) vote to try and schedule yet another public hearing on Leasing the Adkins facility to house the Board of Elections.  Recently - there has been a rash of 'flip flop' votes to reconsider a number of County wide issues.  In our analysis - it's almost as if our County has become the City's version of SAPOA - whereby the 'Good Ole Boys' network tries to prevail to the detriment of our citizens.
FLIP FLOP EXAMPLES: 

  • First - there was the Bennett Middle School Construction.  In that instance, the County Council body originally decided not to build the school. Then, Councilwoman Stevie Prettyman decided to bring the topic up again, this time reversing her previous vote that ultimately led to the BMS construction approval.
  • Second - then there was the recent decision to not issue a pay raise for Mike Lewis - Sheriff's Department.  Again, Stevie Prettyman reversed course and decided to change her vote that resulted in that vote being changed also.
  • Third - again today, Stevie Prettyman decided to reverse course and tried to schedule yet another hearing - to revisit the subject.
 Even Council President - Matt Holloway, brought up the topic, not once - but twice today - trying to sway the other Council members to change their vote. 

Today - it reminded us of a full blown public hearing procession, however, this time the public was not invited.  We would also like to add - that according to the County Council's own set of instructions - it's suppose to limit the time allowed for public comments to no more than 5 minutes.  Today - we noticed the Adkins Lease proponents
stood-up numerous times and proffered testimony that well exceeded their 5 minute allotments.

In the end - we found today's County Council meeting to be improper - not only to those who attended - but to those thousands upon thousands of Wicomico taxpayers who had little or no voice in the subject matter.   In our opinion - the Adkins Lease - ought not to have been allowed to be revisited - especially since it wasn't even advertised.  Adkin's spokesperson - Bill Turner kept referring to him being 'blindsided' at the first public hearing.

Delmar resident, and spokesperson John Palmer finally interjected at the end - and called attention to the 'public ambush' - putting it in military terms;

'Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance'.

We Agree!

It should be noted that there's an especially interesting twist to this whole thing. Not only did Matt Holloway try to bring it back to a vote TWICE today, it's been reported that Matt is LEASING FARM LAND from one of the people involved. He should have recused himself and he did quite the opposite.  

Article By SBYnews Editorial Staff

Let's Clear Up The Two Unfortunate Stories This Morning

In Berlin, an elderly couple are now deceased as the husband shot the wife and then shot himself, ultimately passing away as well.

In Salisbury, two men, (roommates) experienced an home invasion on Pemberton Drive which is now being called a homicide as one is deceased and we're not exactly sure of the other mans condition but were told it's not good. 
There was NO double shooting in Salisbury. Sources were confused with the Berlin shooting being from Salisbury and that was obviously not the case.

That being said, a home invasion near an affluent neighborhood, (Nithsdale) where such rage took place and two people were beaten by a baseball bat, this is not good Folks.

In recent years Salisbury has grown about 25% in population and let's make something VERY CLEAR here. This increase in population is NOT because Salisbury provides so many job opportunities. 

What Salisbury provides more so than anywhere else in the state is AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Need I say anything else?

Today we announced Salisbury as the 4th most dangerous City in the state. LOOK at those POPULATION numbers again Folks. 
Ocean City, (in my opinion) is off base on the 7,179 numbers. That would make Salisbury #3. Elkton has half the population of Salisbury and Baltimore has more than 200% more people there than we do.

SALISBURY IS NOT SAFE! When you have two murders in one year and the next year you only have one, telling people part one crime is down 50%, are you feeling safer? This is the kind of math your Mayor and Police Chief are using. 

Yesterday someone stood in front of the County Council stating crime is NOT what is actually being published, BS! Salisbury has a crime issue and what is your Main Stream Media telling you all day yesterday and today, WE NEED TO SAVE THOSE 12 FIREFIGHTERS. BS, we need 12 new police Officers! We hear the Fire Chief stating how proud he is that the 12 new Firefighters are helping to save properties by not allowing fires to spread more than ONE ROOM. Then, (right in their very back yard) an entire building on Lake Street burned to the ground, HELLO!

The Mayor and Council need to get their priorities straight and they have failed to do so in almost TWO decades. Quit pounding your chest Salisbury is growing. Quit pounding your chest you're bringing more affordable housing to Salisbury. There's a problem in Salisbury Ladies & Gentlemen and YOU need to stand up to this problem before ANY more victims lose their lives. 

Salisbury News Delivers Investigative Reporting On HOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT

The recent audit of the Board Of Ed and the County Executive's proposal of a tax increase has prompted Salisbury News to do a weekly report on some of the so called cost of doing business. 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S OFFICE 
7/13/12 UNO'S CHICACO GRILLE $20.53 
7/13/12 PATS PIZZERIA $56.57 
7/13/12 WAWA $7.76 
THE TERRANCE ROOM $25.87 
7/27/12 STARBUCKS $6.34 
7/27/12 STARBUCKS $6.42 
7/27/12 DIAMOND MARKET BAR $19.63 
7/31/12 VIVA ESPRESSO $8.17 
7/31/12 RT 12 PIZZA $26.56 
7/31/12 BACK STREET GRILLE $42.44 
7/31/12 GOIN NUTS CAFE $41.98 
7/31/12 DOMINO'S $28. 99 
7/31/12 GOIN NUTS CAFE $38.10 
7/31/12 MARKET STREET INN $37.00 

WICOMICO COUNTY BOARD OF ED 
12/12/11 McDONALD'S $30.00 
4/29/11 GOIN NUTS CAFE $575.00 
3/28/11 TAYLOR'S BBQ $558.00 
4/11/11 WRIGHT'S MARKET $6.69 
12/8/11 TAYLOR'S BBQ $406.00 
4/3/11 ZIA'S $217.65 
4/3/13 PANERA BREAD $114.43 
2/17/13 PANERA BREAD $74.70 
3/5/13 GOIN NUT'S CAFE $286.20 
3/5/13 VINNY'S LAROMA $496.00 
3/8/12 RISE UP COFFEE $13.14 

This is just a small sample of how your tax dollars are being spent in the following weeks much more will be exposed.

Originally published at 9:00 AM

Farmers Bank of Willards Closes Main Branch

The Farmers Bank of Willards in Downtown Willards, (not the one near Old Ocean City Rd. & Rt. 50) has closed their doors for good. 

The United States Postal Service Is About To Crash on The Eastern Shore

Be prepared for some major changes with Local Postal Service hours.

That's right, in the near future you are going to see Parsonsburg and Willards close their doors an additional FOUR hours a day. Some Eastern Shore locations have already started the shorter hours.

Times are a changing, literally

Ongoing Support Needed For Bundy Ranch

The Bundy Family, and the supporters on the ground at their Ranch, including Oath Keepers, have put out the call for continuing support. Needed are:

Pop up tents
Sleeping bags
Food
Water
And other basic supplies

This will be a long struggle. The BLM and Harry Reid have stated that it is not over. We Oath Keepers plan on being there as long as it takes. Elias Alias, our Editor and Board member, is on his way to the Bundy Ranch today, for an extended stay. He's 67 years old, and a Vietnam Vet, who still heeds the call of freedom.

Men and women, from all corners of the nation, are rotating in and out of the Bundy Ranch. While they are there, they need our support. If you are going there yourself, please consider bringing extra supplies, such as the above. If you want to support our efforts with financial contributions, ($$), please click the link below to help.

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/04/17/ongoing-support-needed-for-bundy-ranch/

BUSTED: Smart Meters Emit Constant Microwave Radiation

While Other County Executives Are Trying To Bring Jobs To Their Counties, Pollitt Is Trying To Bring In Trash Instead

Knock, Knock, Who's There? Rick Pollitt. NO THANKS, GO AWAY.

That's what happened recently when Pollitt's Team went to Worcester County to try and get them to send their trash to Wicomico County instead of New Jersey. Worcester County knows the history of Wicomico County and its liberal leadership. Start out with one price and in no time they'll raise the price.

Regardless of public input, Pollitt is desperately trying to move at warp speed to deliver ammunition back to the next meeting with the hope of selling the public with overwhelming interest from other Counties, it's failing. It kind of reminds me of the E.S. Adkins project and the Election Board, DOA.

We have yet to see ANY interest whatsoever in this proposed and unexpected project. WE NEED JOBS, NOT TRASH. And why haven't we seen any new jobs or industry, because Rick Pollitt is incapable of doing his job, period.

Today's Survey Question 4-18-14

Would you like to see a Toll added to the Salisbury Bypass?

A Letter To The Editor: So it begins...

DP&L punishment for opting out of smart meters.

The MD legislature ignored 2 bills to investigate/alleviate these ridiculous fees (~10%?), but thankfully that handled that major crisis of transgender bathrooms!

BREAKING NEWS OUT OF BERLIN

The Berlin Fire Department is on the scene at Branch Street where a home is fully involved in a fire with people trapped inside. 

More to come...

UPDATE: One person has been removed from the home and is being transported to AGH in cardiac arrest. 

Berlin, Showell, Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Newark Fire Departments are on the scene.

UPDATE #2: Another victim has been removed, a pediatric patient. As of now there have been two people removed, so far.  6:32 PM

POLICE CONTINUE TO SEEK LEADS IN SALISBURY HOME INVASION

(SALISBURY, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continue to seek leads in the investigation of a home invasion that left one dead and another injured early yesterday morning in Salisbury.

The deceased victim is identified as Donald G. Mariner, 72, of the 27,000-block of Pemberton Drive in Salisbury. Mariner was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. The cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results.

The identity of the second victim remains undisclosed at this time due to safety concerns. He is being treated for injuries sustained during the incident at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The suspect is described as an African American male. Police believe he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans at the time the crime occurred.

The preliminary investigation indicates the injured victim made the 9-1-1 call to police, reporting the home invasion on Pemberton Drive. Upon arrival, troopers from the Salisbury Barrack, sheriff deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, and officers from the Salisbury Police Department found the injured victim, who told police he had been assaulted with a blunt object. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police also found Mariner inside the home. He was pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel. Police believe the two victims were roommates.

During the initial stages of the investigation, police learned that Mariner’s Ford F150 pickup truck had been stolen from the residence. Police believe the truck may have been operating sometime between the hours of 11:30 p.m. on Monday night to 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15th.

The truck was found abandoned on West Main Street near the VFW, approximately two miles from location of the crime. Anyone who may have seen the black Ford F150 in the area of Pemberton Drive or West Main Street is urged to call police.

Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continues the investigation…

Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch wrecked by retreating feds

The federal government may have ordered Bureau of Land Management agents to stand down and ride away from the surveillance spots they took up outside a Nevada rancher’s cattle property — but they didn’t exactly go quietly.

Fox News reported BLM agents left a slew of property damages in their wake, including holes in water tanks, wrecked water lines and destroyed fences.

The federal force is also accused by family members of rancher Cliven Bundy of hiring so-called “cowboys” who killed two prized bulls.

“They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week,” said Corey Houston, a Bundy family friend, Fox News reported. “So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they’re a better steward?”

The BLM blinked first in the standoff that ensued over Mr. Bundy’s property and the dispute that’s waged for years over his grazing fees. Agents left Saturday — but they then sent officials to round up and take his livestock.

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Is Your Home's Energy Meter Spying On You?

Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.

The smart energy meters read electric or gas usage, and enable a power company to collect detailed usage data on a particular home or building. But the readings also gather personal information that some critics argue is too intrusive.

The information gathered from smart meters includes unencrypted data that can, among other details, reveal when a homeowner is away from their residence for long periods of time. The electric wattage readings can even decipher what type of activities a customer is engaged in, such as watching TV, using a computer or even how long someone spends cooking.


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Mizeur Calls For State Funded Retirement Accounts

Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.

Mizeur, a Democrat, announced plans Wednesday for promoting the health, safety and security of Maryland's elderly population. She also wants to seek more funds for Alzheimer's research and create a registry of long-term care workers found guilty of abuse.

She estimates that the retirement savings program would become self-sufficient after a $360,000 start-up cost, and would have enough participants to make the user fees lower than alternative plans.
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Gang leaders tell membership to paint gun barrels orange so cops will not shoot

Street crimes units from around the US are making a startling discovery. Gang members are painting the ends of gun barrel orange. The theory is that cops will be slower to shoot because that orange tip is a signal of being a toy gun.

Officers working out of Los Angeles first alerted us to this over the weekend. But soon enough reports have also come in from Chicago, New York and Dallas.

Many realistic looking toy guns, such as airsoft guns, are increasingly using orange tipped barrels in an attempt to signal the weapon is a fake. The last few years have seen an increase of police shootings where after the fact it was established the suspect had a toy gun.

Gang leaders are apparently using this trend to embolden their troops. Z-Bazz, leader of the Lucas Street Lords, was willing to talk with CallTheCops.

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Michael Bloomberg Anounces He'll Spend $50 Million To Target The 2nd Amendment

Former New York City Mayor and radical left-wing bigwig, Michael Bloomberg, has a real problem with the 2nd Amendment. His long history of anti-gun activity is well established and his organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), has been at the forefront of the fight to eliminate your right to own a firearm.

For an idea of how much he hates the concept of private citizens owning their own guns, we need look no further than his organization's membership rolls. In a little more than a year, nearly 50 mayors have abandoned MAIG. In February one of Bloomberg's former MAIG allies, Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik, turned on him and offered a possible reason for the defections. He announced that the group's true goal was not "common sense reforms" but actual firearm confiscation.

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ONE DEAD ANOTHER INJURED IN SALISBURY AREA HOME INVASION

(SALISBURY, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit are investigating a home invasion that left one dead and another injured early this morning in Salisbury.

The deceased victim is identified as Donald G. Mariner, 72, of the 27000-block of Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, Md. Mariner was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. His body will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The second victim is not being identified at this time due to concerns for his safety. He was transported by emergency medical personnel to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained during the home invasion.

The suspect is described as an African American male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Investigators are continuing to develop further leads regarding the suspect.

The investigation began just after 1:00 a.m. this morning, when troopers from the Salisbury Barrack along with officers from the Salisbury Police Department were dispatched to the 27000-block of Pemberton Drive in reference to a home invasion. When they arrived, troopers contacted the second victim who advised he had been assaulted with a blunt object. Troopers and officers continued to check the residence and found Donald Mariner injured. Emergency medical personnel were immediately requested. Once on the scene, medical personnel attempted to treat both victims. Mariner was pronounced dead by medical personnel, while the second victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for further medical treatment.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit have taken the lead in this investigation. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Crime Lab have responded and are collecting items of evidential value. Members of the Salisbury and Berlin Barracks Criminal Enforcement Divisions, Wicomico Sheriff Department, Wicomico Bureau of Investigations and Salisbury Police Department are assisting in the investigation.

Investigators are encouraging anyone with information concerning this home invasion to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. The Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. They can be contacted at 410-548-1776. Callers may remain anonymous.

The investigation is ongoing.

A Letter To The Editor: Bike Lanes In Salisbury

Joe:

Note of interest of my experience yesterday!

Yesterday I was driving home from work at 5:00 p.m.on Route 13 North. As I approached the north end of town near the Tastee Freeze, I saw two bicylists riding in the bike lane beside one another. It is almost impossible to pass one bicycle that rides in the bike lane, let alone, two! A car ahead of me, actually pulled close to edge of road to almost to the curb near the light at Zion Road so the bicyclist could not continue in the bike lane. With that, one of the cyclist pulled into the middle lane between traffic and weaved in and out till he was back in bike lane. When I got to the intersection of Zion Road, this same crazy man, is riding in the right car lane and would not move over. I blew the horn continually and he just looked at me and would not move I did call the State Police because this man was being totally obnoxious and I am sure he was going to show the cars that he was in charge. He still would not move over, so I had to pull in the passing lane as a driver was courteous enough to move over for me. Someone not as nice as me would have ran him off the road. I was a nervous wreck by the time I got through that area.

The morale of this story is, there is NOT enough room on Route 13 for a bike route, and by the way there is a running pavement all down the side of Route 13. So, to the idiot who put the bike lane on Route 13, I do not know what you were thinking, especially when you get a jerk who is trying to take over the road on his bicylce.

Two People Allegedly Shot This Morning In Salisbury

We've been getting messages all morning stating two people have been shot in Salisbury this morning. We're trying to get to the bottom of it and we'll update you as soon as we can. 

UPDATE: We're told there was a home invasion in Nithsdale last night. One person is dead and the other is in surgery. 

UPDATE: As crazy as this might sound, we're getting word, (not confirmed) that there was a double shooting in Salisbury as well as the home invasion in Nithsdale. The home invasion, two patients were beaten with a baseball bat. Incredible!

UPDATE: As for the home invasion, one of the two male victims in Nithsdale is deceased. We're told it is a father and son. 

Originally published at 9:36 AM

Maryland’s “Most Dangerous” City Might Surprise You

Hampstead is the safest and Ocean City the most dangerous place to live in Maryland, according real estate research website Movoto.

The website ranked the 10 safest places to live in Maryland based on the FBI’s 2012 state crime report. Movoto evaluated towns with a population of at least 5,000 residents and compared violent crime numbers, the amount of property crime and the odds of a resident being a victim of a crime.

The company weighted each category: violent crime represented 50 percent of the ranking; property crime represented 30 percent of the ranking; the likelihood of a resident being a victim of crime represented 20 percent.

The five safest places to live in Maryland:

  1. Hampstead
  2. Ocean Pines
  3. Thurmont
  4. Glenarden
  5. Taneytown
Ocean City took home the title as the most dangerous place to live with a one-in-five chance of being the victim of a crime. Elkton and Baltimore ranked second and third.
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Let's Have Some Fun!


More 'Bury Stuff On The Downtown Plaza


County Council Will NOT Revisit RFP Lease With Board of Elections and E.S. Adkins

While John Hall wanted to, (and suggested) the Council revisit this location, the majority of the Council just decided to not bring it back for consideration.

Prettyman expressed her disgust that the people visiting today did not bring such passion during the public hearing on this matter, she also claimed she didn't have the proper information they learned today back when they voted on it two weeks ago. Lack of communication and information is a problem she said. She'd like to hold another public hearing on this matter. Council needs FOUR votes. There were NOT enough votes but Prettyman, (once again) tried to bring yet another vote back to the Council again. Incredible!

You should know that a few other business developers were present offering their support on this location. 

NAACP President Mary Ashonte Calls For Overview Board With Subpoena Powers

"How did an unarmed man end up dead". Mary was referencing the recent MSP shooting in Salisbury.

Mary stated that she is receiving calls from concerned citizens from Baltimore, Worcester County and Delaware referencing too many African Americans and Latinos being charged and locked up too often. In many cases they are being harassed even after being arrested. She mentioned one person from Delmar in which law enforcement allegedly went to the suspects business clients to discuss the suspect. 

Mary suggests the Police need better training especially after the latest shooting death. She believes we need to bring in the U.S. Department of Justice or the FBI to investigate these cases and added that she would like to see an Overview Board with subpoena powers.

So Where Is Salisbury City Government Heading?

Last night I got a text message telling me that WBOC had implied that the City Council and Mayor still want a raise, this is not true.

Last night Council President Jake Day asked that this agenda item be tabled. Of course Shanie Shields and Laura Mitchell wanted to move forward with a raise but Day and Spies said NO and gave a multitude of reasons why it shouldn't move forward.

Here's the deal. There is much to consider. Jake wants to look into a possible full time Mayor position. He is not saying he wants that to happen for Salisbury but in all fairness he wants to look into it as an option.

The other option is going back to a position in which the Council President would act as Mayor. Since Jake knows he wants to continue a political career down the road, there's no way he will vote in favor of ANY of these options as he does not want the public to ever be under the impression he is/was looking to pad additional income for himself. This, (to me) is quite honorable. 

Jake has NO intention of EVER bringing this item back to the agenda while he is Council President. Now you have the TRUTH behind last nights decision to table this item. There will be NO RAISES for the Council or Mayor. 

WCSO Press Releases 4/14/2014

Incident: Disorderly / Resisting Arrest

Date of Incident: 13 April 2014

Location: 500 block of Barnsdale Dr., Salisbury, MD 

Suspect: Zachary Carroll Furbay, 27, Salisbury, MD                                 

Narrative: On 13 April 2014 at 6:23 PM, a deputy responded to the 500 block of Barnsdale Drive for the report of a subject operating a vehicle erratically. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that a subject later identified as Zachary Furbay, reportedly was operating his vehicle in manner referred to as “spinning wheels” while doing what was described as “donuts” in the roadway. The deputy made contact with Furbay and told him about the complaints. Furbay became uncooperative with the deputy, at one point telling the deputy that he did not need to speak to him and regarding the incident in question “you can’t do anything about it.” Furbay declined to turn over his driver’s license to the deputy and began walking back towards his residence.  The deputy attempted to place Furbay under arrest who instead snatched his hand from the deputy’s grasp and attempted to walk away. The deputy had to place a struggling Furbay into handcuffs who caused a disturbance in the neighborhood yelling during the process.  The deputy transported Furbay to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Furbay on Personal Recognizance. 

Charges: Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Driver Spinning Wheels and Failure to Display License to uniformed Police

 Furbay, Zachary C.
Furbay, Zachary C.


Incident: DUI / Driving Revoked

Date of Incident: 13 April 2014

Location: 1300 block of S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Anthony Eugene Ward, 45, Princess Anne, MD

Narrative: On 13 April 2014  at 8:11 PM, a deputy responded to the parking lot of a beer store located in the 1300 block of South Salisbury Blvd. for the report of a subject slumped over the steering wheel of a car. The deputy arrived and made contact with Anthony Ward who was found sitting behind the wheel with his seatbelt fastened. The deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Ward and requested that he exit his vehicle. Upon doing so, Ward lost his balance and fell towards the deputy who had to catch him to avoid him falling onto the pavement. Ward declined to perform any sobriety testing requested by the deputy.  The deputy also discovered that Ward’s privilege to drive was both suspended and revoked. Ward’s vehicle was towed from the scene.  The deputy discovered that Ward has five convictions from previous DUI related driving offenses from 1990, 1996, 1997, 2003 and 2008 along with a recent arrest from November 2013 that is still awaiting adjudication.  The deputy arrested Ward and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Ward in the Detention Center in lieu of $7,500.00 bond. 

 Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Revoked and Driving While Suspended

Ward, Anthony E.
Ward, Anthony E.

Incident: Assault / DUI

Date of Incident: 12 April 2014

Location: S/B South Salisbury Blvd. at Broad Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Juana Mae Gomez, 34, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 12 April 2014 at 11:30 PM a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle operated by Juana Gomez after the deputy observed Gomez’s vehicle strike a curb.  Instead of stopping, Gomez accelerated away and headed westbound on Salisbury Parkway. Gomez eventually stopped on Salisbury Parkway in the area of Delaware Avenue and began screaming at the deputy who detected an extremely strong odor of alcohol emanating from Gomez. During sobriety testing Gomez had trouble maintaining her balance and became uncooperative with the deputy.  The deputy placed Gomez under arrest and transported her to the Sheriff’s Office where she continued to remain uncooperative, at times rolling on the ground and kicking the arresting deputy and a second deputy who was assisting. Gomez became verbally abusive towards the deputy and also refused to take the breath test upon request.  Upon an appearance in front of a District Court Commissioner, Gomez was detained on a bond of $30,000.00 in the Detention Center. 



Charges: Assault 2nd Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Without a License

Gomez, Juana M.
Gomez, Juana M.

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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  14 April 2014

A Letter To The Editor: Casino at ocean downs

A few days ago a security guard posted a letter to the editor. As an employee of the casino I would like to set the record straight. 

The things the security officer said was 100% true. Hard as it is to believe. 

Ceiling tiles soaked and moldy due to rain leakage. Managers that have no idea what they're doing. As I read through the comments of the posting I couldn't believe people were blasting this guy or woman. 

Come on you have no idea what it's like to work in extreme heat. I weigh 176 pounds but I guess I may need to lose some weight also. Former and current employees know what it's like to work for this circus. Clown wages and an atmosphere of a joke shop. The hr open door policy is never any help. Course the door is open for them hr bimbos to throw you through it. Them two are the most two faced, conniving, and back stabbers I've ever seen. 

As for the things they write someone up over I could write a novel. I've went to the labor dept with my complaints and they won't touch the place. BBB wasn't any better either. The morale in the place isn't much better either. It would kill someone to give a hard working employee a compliment. Thank you still goes a long way. Don't make a mistake though, they'll never let you live it down. 

As for the high rollers they're the Gods of the casino for they can never do no wrong. They can do anything they please and we just turn a blind eye. After all that's where the most revenue is coming from. 

Every department in this place needs a raise. They have no idea the people and the attitudes we deal with on a daily basis. Big bosses get nice plush chairs to sit their butts in and do nothing all day but dictate what the little people should do. When will we have a say on how things operate and come to a mutual understanding? Probably never. 

Thanks again to the guard for having the guts and the courage to stand up against the machine and all the dimwits within it.

Accused Bully Says Judge Who Sentenced Him To Hold Sign In Public 'Destroyed' His Life

The man accused of bullying his neighbors for 15 years, including children with developmental disabilities, carried out part of his punishment on Sunday by sitting at a busy intersection with a large sign that says he’s a bully.

Edmond Aviv, 62, endured five hours of people yelling at him from passing cars while holding a sign that said: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in."

Aviv, who ignored the comments and rarely looked up, said the judge’s sentence and ensuing media coverage that garnered national and international attention ruined his life. He also denied he bullied the family.

“The judge destroyed me,” said Aviv, who refused to answer other questions. “This isn’t fair at all.”

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A Letter To The Editor: Interesting topic on sports in the county

I wanted to share with you and your readers something I find rather interesting. 

My son plays baseball for one of the high schools in Wicomico County. These players are asked to pay a $42 fee once they make the team that is referred to as “pay to play”. This is asked of all players, regardless of those on free/reduced lunch, etc. 

There are some kids out there whose parents can’t afford to buy clothes for them, yet they have to cough up $42 to play sports. 

I was under the assumption that this money went directly to the athletic budget to pay for equipment and such. I was rather disgusted to learn (although not confirmed) that this money doesn’t go to the school or to the athletic budget at all. Rather is goes to the Superintendent’s discretionary spend budget. 

I know this was addressed at one point but to my knowledge, it is still the case. Friday afternoon the parents of the players were sent an email indicating that a person was stepping up to set up a concession stand for the games on Saturday. We were “informed” that said person would probably be asking for each of us to bring an item for the stand (which is completely fine) and to contribute $20. What for? 

If each player contributes $20, that’s the fundraiser right there—over $600 in pure profit. This individual was pretty determined to collect the money, going from parent to parent and then to the players to shake them down. Let me add that each school charges $4 per head to attend games as well. Where is that money going? Apparently not to the team. 

In all the years of baseball I have witnessed as a parent, from Tom Brown, Salvation Army, Little League, travel, etc, this high school ball has got to be the biggest racket going. I was hoping with your contacts, you could find out a little more on where our money goes and why it’s not going to the sports that we are paying for. It seems like we, the parents, are fully funding the sports. Shouldn’t that be in the budget? 

Thanks Joe.

Make Your Own Peanut Butter Eggs At Home

The Reese’s seasonal peanut butter cup empire is now a year-round operation with hearts, pumpkins, and even footballs, but it all began with the humble peanut butter egg. What you might not know is that you can make this confection in your very own home, with ingredients that aren’t very hard to find.

Foodbeast has the recipe: the only ingredients you probably don’t have in your house right now are the chocolate coating and powdered peanut butter.

Thanks to the quirks of our food system, this project probably won’t be cheaper than buying a big bag of peanut butter eggs at the store, but it would be a fun project and you could use any fancy chocolate that interests you and might melt to the right consistency.

Plus, you can cake a page out of the Reese’s (cook)book and make them in any shape you want.

How to Make DIY Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs [Foodbeast]

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Shooting In Salisbury

A shooting has been reported on Carrollton Ave in Salisbury.
Victim was shot in the leg with a shotgun.

Colorado Drivers Say Police Profiling Them In Other States On Heels Of Pot Legalization

Colorado drivers claim they're being unjustly targeted by police officers in other states who are singling them out because of their state's recent legalization of marijuana.

Legal experts predict the complaints will soon lead to a string of "license plate profiling" lawsuits -- one of which already has been filed in Idaho.

Darien Roseen, a 70-year-old retiree, was returning home from his daughter's baby shower in Washington state in January when he was followed into an Idaho rest stop by a state trooper. A dash-cam shows Roseen -- who was driving a vehicle with a Colorado license plate -- being subjected to questioning over marijuana he did not have. His car was searched multiple times, and he was subsequently detained by police. On March 26, he sued the Idaho State Police for alleged license plate profiling as well as civil rights violations, according to the federal lawsuit obtained by FoxNews.com.

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Ten Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent figures, there were 4,693 fatal occupational injuries in 2011, 146 more than reported in 2010. The majority of these injuries occur in a handful of sectors representing the most dangerous ways to earn a living in the country. Median annual salaries also come courtesy of the BLS.

1. Job: Fishing

Risk factors: Malfunctioning gear, inclement weather and transportation incidents all factor into the highest fatality rate, a distinction it has held since 1992.

Fatality rate: 127.3 per 100,000 workers, 42 total

Median annual salary: $25,590

STUDENTS WANT WASHINGTON & LEE TO FREE 'STUDENTS OF COLOR' FROM 'PSYCHOLOGICAL SHACKLES'

A group of multiracial students calling themselves The Committee wants Washington and Lee University (W&L) to free "students of color... from the psychological shackles that currently exist."

On April 17th Breitbart News reported The Committee was demanding W&L "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side," apologize for the university's "participating in chattel slavery," end neo-Confederate marches across campus on Lee-Jackson Day, and recognize "Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus."

The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if the demands are not met by September 1.
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Nebraska School’s ‘Ludicrous’ Advice for Bullying Victims Sparks Parent Outrage — Read the 9 Rules Here

Fifth grade students at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb., were recently sent home with a “flyer” outlining how they should handle bullies. The instructions were apparently deemed so ridiculous by parents that the school district quickly issued an apology and the “inaccurate information” was pulled.

That was after the nine “rules” for dealing with bullies went viral, of course.

Here are some of the more questionable ones:

• Rule #3 Do not be afraid.
• Rule #4: Do not verbally defend yourself.
• Rule #7: Do not tell on bullies.
• Rule #8: Don’t be a sore loser
• Rule #9: Learn to laugh at yourself and not get “hooked” by put-downs.

You can read the full list, along with their descriptions in the photo below:

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Boy Sings Gospel And Escapes Kidnapper

A nine-year-old boy, armed only with swift thinking and a favorite gospel song, was able to escape a kidnapper and sing another day.

According to reports Willie Myrick was playing with his pet chihuahua outside his Atlanta home when a man grabbed him and forced him into a car.

"He was cursing at me telling me to shut up and didn't want to hear a word from me," Willie told ABC affiliate WSB-TV. "He said if I told anyone, he would hurt me, like in a bad way."

But Willie, who just turned 10 this week, told police he started singing the song "Every Praise" over and over, until the man finally threw him onto the street and drove away.

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Dupont First-Quarter Profit Tumbles 57%

DuPont Co. said its first-quarter earnings fell 57% as the chemicals and agricultural-products company reported that growth in most of its businesses was offset by harsh weather and shifts in agriculture.

DuPont said that in the latest quarter, adverse weather reduced per-share earnings by an estimated seven cents owing to increased operating costs and lost sales.

In its agriculture business, volume growth in the Americas was constrained by shifts in the timing and planted area as well as harsh weather. However, volume improved in each of DuPont's industrial related segments.

In the latest quarter, the agricultural business reported sales fell 6% to $4.39 billion.

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Voting-Rights Quest In Va. Will Become Easier For Ex-cons Held On Serious Drug Charges

The excited calls from felons started coming in on Friday. There was a 54-year-old construction worker from Richmond who was convicted on a drug charge decades ago and had never voted. There was a young father, busted for dealing years ago, now trying to bounce back.

“He wanted to be an example for his children — that it’s their constitutional right to vote, and it’s their responsibility to vote,” said Richard Walker, founder of Bridging the Gap in Virginia, a group working to help restore felons’ voting rights. “I’m going to be swamped.”

Walker is on the leading edge of far-reaching change, set to take effect Monday, in how Virginia treats its felons. 

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I Thought Government Wasn't In Business To Make Money/Profit?

The U.S. Marshals Service will sell more than $5 billion worth of confiscated property related to a New York terrorism case. A federal judge has approved the plans. The Marshals will put a 36-foot Manhattan skyscraper on the auction block. The owners secretly funneled revenue from it to a state-owned Iranian bank, in violation of U.S. law. 

The Justice Department calls it the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever. It stems from a deal between the federal government and victims, including family of those killed on 9/11. 

The government will receive reimbursement for legal expenses and costs of the sales before distributing the rest of the money to victims.

Food Stamps Used To Buy 1,200 Cases Of Red Bull

The owner of a Fairfield Avenue grocery store was charged with illegally using government food stamp money to buy 1,200 cases of Red Bull.

Aslam Khawaja, 48, of Iranistan Avenue, the owner of the SK Grocery at 856 Fairfield Ave., was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

From March through December 2013 Khawaja paid cash to 128 of his customers who are on the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for their SNAP benefits at 50 cents to a dollar of benefit, the arrest affidavit states.

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Federal Employees Getting A 25% Discount At U of M

The University of Maryland's online University College rolls out a new discount program for federal employees. The school will offer a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition, at both the undergrad and graduate level. It applies to federal employees and their families, as long as they are not Maryland residents. The Office of Personnel Management worked out the deal. Director Katherine Archuleta tells agency HR officials, this is a way to close skill gaps and make federal employment more attractive. She says subject-matter experts from the federal government are helping to develop curricula for the school.

Top 10 Reasons to Vote Democrat in 2014

I can only take credit for #10, but thought you’d get a kick out of this.

10. I’ll vote Democrat because I can’t wait for college football season to be delayed or cancelled because the student athletes are union employees.

9. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe oil company’s profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.



8. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better jo
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A Viewer Writes: The lighter side of everyday life.. DRYER BALLS??

The wife told me to buy her some “dryer balls”. Several months ago I purchased a new $900 dryer because the old one was “older” technology and “beat the clothes to death”. The new one saves lots of energy by tumbling and gently blowing warm air through the clothes. But apparently this does not “fluff up” the material, thereby requiring dryer balls to be inserted to create more agitation. I see something sinister in this.

A couple of years ago, it was a new washer ($1000), ostensibly to save energy, water and wear and tear on clothing. But when it was installed, there were not enough bubbles. The well water contained too many minerals. A new water conditioner ($1200) caused the washer to overflow with bubbles, thus a change to a more expensive detergent (which caused skin rash). Finally, things looked right....until the septic drain field overflowed because the water conditioner installer exhausted the salt water into the septic pipes. Another $3500. AND now we must buy bottled water to drink because it contains minerals and tastes better than the well water. Am I alone, or is this what is considered normal??

Poor Economy Has Impact On Area Recycling Efforts

Recycling revenue dropped dramatically for Worcester County in fiscal year 2013, rebounded this fiscal year and is expected to drop just slightly in the coming fiscal year. During the same time period, the amount of recyclables remained about the same.

“It’s the economy, period,” Ron Taylor, the county’s recycling manager, told the Worcester County Commissioners during their April 8 budget work session.

In fiscal year 2013, recycling revenue was $303,000 and in the current fiscal year it is expected to be $225,000. For fiscal year 2015, $222,000 is estimated.
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3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate

Reston, VA - North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency's 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.

Technically recoverable oil resources are those producible using currently available technology and industry practices. USGS is the only provider of publicly available estimates of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources.

New geologic models applied to the Bakken Formation, advances in drilling and production technologies, and recent oil discoveries have resulted in these substantially larger technically recoverable oil volumes. About 105 million barrels of oil were produced from the Bakken Formation by the end of 2007.

The USGS Bakken study was undertaken as part of a nationwide project assessing domestic petroleum basins using standardized methodology and protocol as required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 2000.

The Bakken Formation estimate is larger than all other current USGS oil assessments of the lower 48 states and is the largest "continuous" oil accumulation ever assessed by the USGS. A "continuous" oil accumulation means that the oil resource is dispersed throughout a geologic formation rather than existing as discrete, localized occurrences. The next largest "continuous" oil accumulation in the U.S. is in the Austin Chalk of Texas and Louisiana, with an undiscovered estimate of 1.0 billions of barrels of technically recoverable oil.

"It is clear that the Bakken formation contains a significant amount of oil - the question is how much of that oil is recoverable using today's technology?" said Senator Byron Dorgan, of North Dakota. "To get an answer to this important question, I requested that the U.S. Geological Survey complete this study, which will provide an up-to-date estimate on the amount of technically recoverable oil resources in the Bakken Shale formation."

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‘Damn The Career Consequences!’ Pat Sajak, Man Of ‘Courage,’ Comes Out With The Truth

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Selling Tainted Beef to the States

The Tucson Ring - Almost everyone knows the story about Geronimo, how he broke out of the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona and went on a rampage before he was finally captured in 1886. What most people don't know is the front end of that story, that the Indian Agent there, a fellow named Tiffany, had formed a syndicate with a group of businessmen, later called "the Tucson Ring," who sold tainted beef to the reservation, pocketing the difference. This caused Geronimo and other bands to bolt the reservation, and go on their sprees. After a few years, many deaths, many soldiers and dollars, and several dime novels, Geronimo surrendered to a Florida prison an American folk hero, while Agent Tiffany and the Tuscon Ring were finally rounded up, indicted and punished.

(On a melancholy note: Grover Cleveland was president at the time so this is probably the only recorded incident in American history in which a government employee was both fired and prosecuted criminally under a Democrat administration. So, remember Grover Cleveland in your prayers.)

What follows is a sordid tale of selling tainted beef by tainted salesmen.

As promised in Part I, I won't rehash the Article V argument substantively. I've provided links here where you can review aspects of it, but in the context of the tone of the parties, and as a prelude to possible motivations of its promoters.

Because of the length, this will require a Part III, for as with most investigations, new leads keep popping up.

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More School Safety Measures Near

NEWARK — The Worcester County Board of Education this week approved the second phase of a vast number of safety measures at public schools across the county.

Following the Sandy Hook tragedy in late 2012, Worcester County Public Schools officials worked closely with local law enforcement, school administrators, parents, teachers and students to review and evaluate the existing safety policies and procedures in an attempt to help ensure a similar incident doesn’t happen here.

The first phase’s safety measures included Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputies in each of the public schools, electronic access entry systems to control who goes in and out of the schools, a standardized visitor identification system at each school and additional security cameras at each school.
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Liberty Movement Rising

"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine

The label of “fringe” is a common one used by statists, bureaucrats and paid shills in order to marginalize those who would stand against government corruption. The primary assertion being sold is that the “majority” joyously supports the establishment; and the majority, of course, is always right.

The liberty movement, which is a collection of numerous freedom organizations and political activists brought together by a shared philosophical bond, has been accused of “fringe” status for quite some time. With corporatist dominance over the mainstream media for decades backing an elitist machine in Washington and a global banking cartel footing the bill with money created from thin air, any such accusation can be made to seem “real” to those who are unaware.

The problem has always been a matter of physical action giving rise to an acknowledgment of numbers.

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Berlin Seeking To Create Public Urination Law

BERLIN — With thousands of people cramming into downtown Berlin last Saturday for a multitude of events, highlighted by the wildly successful “America’s Coolest Small Town” celebration, one of the interesting side stories to emerge is that Berlin does not have a public urination ordinance on its books.

The huge party held in celebration of the town’s “Coolest Small Town” honor attracted thousands of reveling residents and visitors last Saturday for an afternoon of live music, dancing and the liberal flow of adult beverages. During his follow-up report to the Mayor and Council on Monday, Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said the big crowd was generally well behaved and there were no major incidents reported, but perhaps the largest celebration in downtown Berlin ever revealed a glaring omission in the town code.

“It was a good day all around and the attitude and behavior of the crowd was outstanding for the most part,” he said. “What we did learn, however, is we have an omission in our ordinance covering public urination.”
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Furnace Town Strawberry Days

FURNACE TOWN LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM
3816 OLD FURNACE ROAD
SNOW HILL, MD 21863
 
Back in the old days ripe strawberries meant Strawberry Socials, Festivals, and Strawberry Days. Families would bring their own strawberry specialties for sharing and a chance at bragging rights. If your mouth waters at just the thought of strawberries you don’t want to miss Strawberry Day this Sunday, May 25th at Furnace Town! Doors will open at 12:00pm and general admission prices will apply. Furnace Town Members are FREE!!
 
Tickets sales will begin at 1:00pm for strawberry tastings. Items to taste include but not limited to Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Salsa, & even Strawberry Lemonade!
 
If baking is one of your skills and you have a dessert you would like to share, enter our contest! No cream fillings or cheesecakes allowed. Each dessert must feature strawberries and should be accompanied by two (2) copies of the recipe. Desserts will be accepted from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Give Furnace Town a call at 410-632-2032 if you plan to enter!
Arts & Craft vendors are also welcome. Limited spots available.
 
For more information please contact Furnace Town at 410-632-2032.

Easter Weekend Specials

Come on down to Boonies this weekend for a great meal!

Chef's Specials... 
Seafood Quesadilla... 10.99 
Crab Dip Burger... 10.99 
Blackened Chicken Wedge Salad... 12.99 
Broiled Stuffed Scallops... 27.99 
Steak Alfredo over Linguini... 18.99 
Fresh Keywest Broiled Rockfish... 23.99 

Open today at noon!  KIDS EAT FREE every Saturday until 6pm! (With purchase of adult entree.)  Happy Hour is 4-7pm and Reverse Happy Hour 9pm - close!  Entertainment - Murphy's Law 9pm-1am in the Pub!
 
EASTER SUNDAY... We open at noon!  Happy Hour ALL DAY!  Dine inside or out on the deck!  Enjoy great drink specials out at the TIKI BAR!  
 
Can't make it this weekend?  We have great weekly specials too!  Wednesday nights get 1/2 price burgers... Thursday nights 1/2 Crab Cake and Rockfish Sandwiches (for a limited time only)... 'Fry-Day' nights we offer fried seafood basket specials!  Check our chalkboard for the Chef's specials!

See you soon!
Management & Staff
Boonies Restaurant & Tiki Bar
410-873-2244