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  • Hurricane SANDY Forecast Discussion

    10/28/2012 4:52:17 AM PDT · by lightman · 75 replies
    National Hurrican Center ^ | October 28, AD 2012 | Staff
    AS NOTED IN PREVIOUS ADVISORIES...TO AVOID A HIGHLY DISRUPTIVE CHANGE FROM TROPICAL TO NON-TROPICAL WARNINGS WHEN SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL...THE WIND HAZARD NORTH OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONVEYED THROUGH HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED BY LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES.
  • BAY BRIDGE CLOSED; Nice/Key/Hatem/Tydings bridges in Wind Warnings

    08/27/2011 6:08:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    MDTA e-mail | August 27, 2011 | MDTA
    MDTA Hurricane Update -- Saturday, Aug. 27 -- 7:45 p.m. BAY BRIDGE CLOSED; Nice/Key/Hatem/Tydings bridges in Wind Warnings The Bay Bridge (US 50/301) was closed at approximately 7:35 p.m. today as a result of severe winds and unsafe driving conditions due to Hurricane Irene. The bridge is experiencing sustained winds of more than 62 mph and wind gusts of 72-80 mph and will remain closed until conditions are deemed safe for vehicles to cross. MDTA's four additional bridges including the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301), the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), the Tydings Memorial Bridge (I-95) and the...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Proposal Would Let Immigrants Apply To Be Police Officers (Major Barf Alert)

    12/10/2007 3:49:41 PM PST · by khnyny · 82 replies · 1,009+ views
    nbc4.com ^ | December 10, 2007
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The agency that oversees training and hiring standards for police departments in Maryland is looking at a proposal that would let noncitizens with green cards become police officers. The proposal is being championed by Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger. He said it doesn't make sense that legal immigrants can join the U.S. military but can't become law enforcement officers. The Maryland Police Training Commission could vote on the issue next month. Critics said it would be difficult to check the backgrounds of noncitizens applying to be officers, and they said the proposal could allow terrorists to...
  • Crash Claims 4th Victim (Killed by drunk illegals)

    10/31/2007 11:30:44 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 64 replies · 296+ views
    6ABC ^ | October 31, 2007
    October 31, 2007 - A fourth person is dead because of a grinding crash Monday night in Newark. Delaware State Police investigators report the driver of the Honda, Matthew Wilson, 23, died Tuesday night because of his injuries. The sole survivor of the BMW, Hector Villa Gran-Merida, 18, is out of a coma, but still in critical condition. The driver of the BMW, Israel Palmero Merida, 17, did not have a drivers license. Police believe drunk driving and speeding led to the horrific crash that killed four people and critically injured one other in Newark, Delaware Monday night. Around 9:45...
  • Storms, Floods, Mudslides Tie Up D.C. Area (and the Whole Mid-Atlantic)

    06/26/2006 8:30:28 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies · 1,596+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/26/2006 | Marty Niland
    Storms, floods, mudslides tie up D.C. areaBy MARTY NILAND, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Flooding from a weekend of heavy rain shut down the Justice Department building, Internal Revenue Service headquarters and the National Archives on Monday, and created a nightmare for commuters with washed-out roads, mud blocking the Capital Beltway and delays on the area's rail lines. District of Columbia officials urged people to avoid the flooded downtown areas. "They need to give us time to make sure everything's OK," said Michelle Pourciau, the acting director of the D.C. Department of Transportation. "We know that more rain is coming ......
  • Avian flu found at second farm (Delaware)

    02/10/2004 11:44:47 AM PST · by Gabz · 37 replies · 233+ views
    Wilmington (DE) News Journal ^ | 2/10/04 | LULADEY B. TADESSE
    <p>A second Delaware farm has tested positive for avian flu, state agriculture officials announced today.</p> <p>The northern Sussex County farm contracts with a commercial poultry company, but officials would not identify which one. Its flock of 72,000 birds in three houses were to be killed this afternoon, officials said.</p>
  • Push for Delmarva Wildlands Project Heats Up

    10/02/2003 8:02:24 AM PDT · by George Frm Br00klyn Park · 8 replies · 287+ views
    ECO - LOGIC / Powerhouse ^ | 2/1/2003 | Leo Schwartz
    ECO - LOGICPowerhouse It's everywhere... Push for Delmarva Wildlands Project Heats Up By Leo Schwartz Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.) Wants $500,000,000 for Land and Resource Protection Racket The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are considering rule changes which could "weaken" Clean Water Act regulation of "isolated wetlands and non-navigable streams" in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Environmentalists and government officials in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware are opposing such changes while, at the same time, supporting a five-year, $500,000,000 plan for the Delmarva Conservation Corridor Initiative Program, the brainchild of Maryland Congressman Wayne Gilchrest. In the Bay Journal,...