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  • A little good news about Ebola

    05/26/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The news from Africa and the Third World is seldom good, and much of the bad news is about disease born of ignorance, superstition and primitive sanitation, news dispatched by a media addicted to tales of unrelieved gloom, certain doom and inevitable disaster. We were all supposed to be dead by now from strange diseases reduced in the public prints to acronyms and bold initials — AIDS, SARS, MERS, swine flu, avian flu and most recently Ebola. These diseases are rightly feared, but in most places they’re diseases only of a tiny part of the population of a country or...
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims’ names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • Jane Fonda Draws Protesters At Maryland Appearance

    01/18/2015 1:25:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 1/17/15
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — About 50 military veteransand their supporters protested an appearance by Jane Fonda in western Maryland. The 77-year-old was at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick for a speaking engagement Friday. The Frederick News-Post reports that many of the protesters served in Vietnam and carried signs that read: “Forgive? Maybe. Forget? Never.” Fonda told the audience that she made a “huge mistake” that led many to think she was against soldiers fighting in Vietnam, and that it’s something that she’ll take to her grave. She says she understands their anger and that it makes her...
  • Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270

    12/18/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ryan Marshall
    U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney said Thursday that toll lanes might be needed to ease traffic and congestion on Interstate 270, a corridor vital to the future of Montgomery and Frederick counties. Leaders in the region must make sure the highway operates as efficiently as possible, Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac told legislators and business leaders from the two counties Thursday in Frederick at a meeting on the I-270 corridor. Del. Michael Hough (D) of Brunswick, an incoming state senator from District 4, said Virginia has done a good job of combining ideas such as high-occupancy toll lanes and private...
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Obama Plans 3 Nominations for Key Court

    05/28/2013 6:26:35 AM PDT · by onyx · 61 replies
    NYT ^ | May 27, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will soon accelerate his efforts to put a lasting imprint on the country’s judiciary by simultaneously nominating three judges to an important federal court, a move that is certain to unleash fierce Republican opposition and could rekindle a broader partisan struggle over Senate rules. In trying to fill the three vacancies on the 11-member United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit at once, Mr. Obama will be adopting a more aggressive nomination strategy. He will effectively be daring Republicans to find specific ground to filibuster all the nominees. White House officials declined...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • Officers fire 33 shots at suicidal man

    06/13/2012 12:06:58 PM PDT · by RetroSexual · 39 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | June 13, 2012 | Brian Engler
    Two law enforcement officers fired a total of 33 rounds at an armed man who had threatened suicide Sunday, striking him with four or five shots, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. James Jacob Jardina, 45, who had addresses in Myersville and Smithsburg, remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Jardina was shot when he pointed a handgun at a Washington County sheriff's deputy and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police officer at a park-and-ride off Md. 66 near Boonsboro, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Responding...
  • Germans bury Prussia taboo to fete Frederick (300th birthday of Frederick the Great)

    02/05/2012 2:36:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/27/12
    Germans bury Prussia taboo to fete Frederick (Reuters) - Portraits of Frederick the Great line the streets, bookshops are bursting with new biographies, talk shows debate his legacy and toymaker Steiff has made a limited edition teddy bear of the Prussian ruler in his blue uniform coat and tricorn hat. Germans gearing up for a year of celebrations to mark Frederick's 300th birthday are showing a new, relaxed pride in the much-disputed figure and in Prussia itself, long considered a byword for the militarism glorified by the Nazis. Between 1740 and 1786, Frederick the Great transformed Prussia from a small,...
  • The Great Road: The Story of Frederick Road

    01/22/2012 10:17:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Montgomery Village Patch ^ | January 22, 2012 | Susan Soderberg
    Traveled by Native Americans, presidents, generals, gypsies and families seeking a new life in the west, “The Great Road,” known today as Frederick Road or Route 355, provided a path for both the adventurer and the entrepreneur. As the main route northwest from Georgetown, the last port on the Potomac River, it was heavily traveled from the mid 18th century until it was replaced by Interstate 270 in the 1960s. It began as an Indian trail leading from the Piscataway settlement at the mouth of Rock Creek to the great “Conestoga,” a trail that included footpaths and waterways (what we...
  • NAACP decries Halloween display as insensitive

    10/30/2009 5:32:24 AM PDT · by RetroSexual · 72 replies · 1,674+ views
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | Pamela Rigaux
    Three dummies hang from a willow tree in Baker Park as part of the City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department's Halloween program. Guy Djoken, president of the local NAACP, said from a distance the dummies look like dead bodies. He is trying to get the city to remove them. "A dead man hanging in a tree, that takes us back to a dark day we don't want to go back to," Djoken said Thursday. "Whoever did this needs some sensitivity training."
  • Caregiver charged with neglect

    09/22/2009 4:09:55 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 6 replies · 549+ views
    The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA) ^ | September 22, 2009 | GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE
    Police have filed charges against a Fairfield man who allegedly left three blind and deaf men in a locked car while he ate lunch Sunday at a Frederick, Md. restaurant. Brian T. Fleming, 47, faces three counts of neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults. Fleming worked as a resident assistant for MedSource, a Frederick, Md. company that offers care to people with disabilities. He was responsible for providing direct care to the three men in the car, and had done so for the entire eight years of his employment at MedSource, said Rebecca Guilday, MedSource program director. (snip) Fleming told...
  • Frederick County should secede from Maryland

    09/09/2009 4:24:02 AM PDT · by RetroSexual · 10 replies · 752+ views
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | Sept 9, 2009 | Meg Tully
    In a classic feat of showmanship, a Frederick County commissioner brought attention to local budget problems by declaring that the county should secede and become its own state. Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr. persuaded his fellow board members Tuesday to ask the county's financial staff for a study of how much of residents' state taxes are returned, but the board fell short of passing a secession resolution.
  • Virginia GOP Ousts Controversial Chairman

    04/04/2009 3:26:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-04-04 | Anita Kumar
    RICHMOND, April 4 -- Virginia Republicans ousted their embattled chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick Saturday at a tense meeting that left the party bitterly divided as its leaders try to staunch years of election losses and head into the state's crucial November elections. Frederick's dismissal came after he repeatedly refused to resign despite public requests from nearly every top-ranking Republican officeholder in Virginia. They accused him of incompetence and mismanagement.
  • Va. GOP Ousts Chairman Who Ignored Call to Resign

    04/07/2009 8:38:27 AM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 1,056+ views
    Washpost ^ | 04/07/09 | Anita Kumar
    Virginia Republicans ousted embattled party chairman Jeffrey Frederick on Saturday at a tense meeting that left the party bitterly divided as it heads into a crucial campaign season. Frederick's dismissal came after he repeatedly resisted public requests for his resignation from almost every top-ranking Republican officeholder in Virginia. They accused him of incompetence and mismanagement. But at the heart of the dispute is a struggle that is tormenting Republicans both in the state and nationally: whether to rigidly pursue an agenda dominated by conservative social issues or reach out to more moderate voters with a pledge to focus chiefly on...
  • Rejected GOP Chief To Run Again in Va.; Some Say Effort Poses Distraction

    04/06/2009 10:15:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 303+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-04-07 | Anita Kumar
    RICHMOND, April 6 -- Ousted Virginia Republican leader Jeffrey M. Frederick said Monday he will probably run for party chairman again in May, setting up another clash with the GOP's gubernatorial nominee, Robert F. McDonnell, as Republicans struggle to unite for the November election. Frederick said in an interview that he does not think the party's leaders, McDonnell among them, will be able to turn around years of Republican losses in Virginia. "I'm very concerned about the party's ability to win in the fall," Frederick said. "The current track we are on will not provide the results that we need."...
  • Frederick ousted as GOP chairman

    04/05/2009 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 869+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2009 | Elizabeth Hillgrove
    Virginia Republicans voted overwhelmingly Saturday to oust party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick in an effort to stanch the bleeding of a bitter internal feud that some feared could set back the gubernatorial campaign of former state Attorney General Bob McDonnell. The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia removed the defiant Mr. Frederick on a 57-18 vote. The central committee had called for Mr. Frederick's resignation in a letter March 4, announcing Saturday's planned vote for his removal if he did not resign within 30 days. Mr. Frederick has held his position since May, and the committee sought...
  • Virginia Notebook: GOP Fights Over Its 'Roots'

    03/19/2009 6:49:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies · 655+ views ^ | March 18, 2009 | By Tim Craig
    ...On Friday, the five Republican U.S. representatives from Virginia called on Frederick to resign, saying "it is the sentiment of the grass-roots membership of the party to move in another direction." In mounting his defense to the criticism that he mismanaged the party and is incompetent, Frederick used the same term. "I make no apologies for standing against these efforts to remove me or the changes I've made within our party to give greater authority and input to the grass roots," Frederick wrote in a letter to GOP activists this week. A year ago, Frederick did create a grass-roots uprising...
  • Jeff must go? Oh really?

    03/14/2009 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 644+ views ^ | Friday, March 13th 2009 |
    I love RedState. No, really I do. You provide what may well be the single most valuable service to the online conservative movement. That said, I feel compelled to take you to the proverbial woodshed over this little nugget. I can’t believe that you guys would actually put your tag line on that story, much less trash a state party chairman on the front page. Your two proof points are a blog post from the squishiest RINO in Virginia and a complaint about his Twitter habits. Ah yes, I can see it now. Gov. Kaine was sitting at his desk...
  • Come Join We Support Chairman Jeff Frederick on RPVNetwork

    03/10/2009 10:58:40 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 380+ views ^ | March 11,2009 |
    Come Join We Support Chairman Jeff Frederick on RPVNetwork: RPVstate central committee is moving to remove Jeff Frederick asChairman of the RPV. We are starting a grassroots movement to supporthim. Please join this group to show that support. It is time to come together and support our chairman. Now is not the time to eat our own. What happened last election was more about events beyond our control and a  history of some Republicans not acting on principle as they should and some not willing fight as hard as they needed to win against a relentless set of opponents...
  • We Support Chairman Jeff Frederick (Moderates are trying to push him out but VA GOP leadership)

    03/09/2009 1:46:28 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 405+ views ^ | Mar 9, 2009 | Willie Deutsch
    A message from Willie Deutsch to all members of We Support Chairman Jeff Frederick on RPVNetwork! Hello Everyone, Thanks for jumping on board. In our first 8 hours we had 21 members, and now less than 36 hours after the group began we have 30 members. To those that have helped invite new members, and promoted the group (including Red NOVA), Thank You. On Wednesday we will begin actually doing things to help Jeff. However, before Wednesday it would be helpful if we could get a lot more people to join this group. Please invite as many friends to join...
  • 4 tons of fertilizer stolen in Frederick

    03/02/2009 7:55:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 112 replies · 3,153+ views
    WTOP ^ | 3/2/09 | staff
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Frederick police say four tons of fertilizer have been stolen from a farm supply store. The fertilizer disappeared from the Southern States store in the 500 block of East South Street in Frederick some time Saturday night or early Sunday. A store representative told police that 2,000 pounds of urea and 6,000 pounds of other fertilizer are missing. The fertilizer was in white 50-pound bags with a company logo. Lt. Clark Pennington says they don't know what the motive behind the theft is, but they have notified the Maryland Coordination Analysis Center, which alerts all federal...

    02/26/2008 11:06:45 AM PST · by brwnsuga · 105 replies · 496+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot/ Pilot Online ^ | February 26, 2008 | Kerry Dougherty
    RYAN FREDERICK is no hero, no matter what they're saying about him on the Internet. He's the 28-year-old Chesapeake man being held in the Jan. 17 shooting death of Detective Jarrod Shivers. Shivers, 34, was executing a drug search warrant at Frederick's residence the night he was killed. According to police, the eight-year police veteran was hit in the arm and chest by a shot fired from inside the house. In a jailhouse interview, Frederick said he was in bed when the police came to his door about 8:30 p.m. Awakened by his barking dogs, Frederick said, he thought his...
  • Zoning Board Rejects Islamic Center Plan (Common Sense in Walkersville, MD)

    02/20/2008 4:43:42 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 4 replies · 74+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2008 | Philip Rucker
    After months of heated debate, the zoning appeals board in Walkersville has rejected a proposal by a Silver Spring-based Muslim sect to build a mosque and retreat facility on a 224-acre farm in the rural Frederick County town. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's plans to build an Islamic worship center that would host up to 10,000 people annually for a national religious convention stoked intense public outcry in Walkersville, a mostly white hamlet of about 5,000 people nestled near the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. But although the proposal stirred religious tensions, the Walkersville Board of Zoning Appeals cited more pedestrian...
  • Father and his four children found dead in city residence

    03/26/2007 4:56:53 PM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 816+ views
    Frederick News Post ^ | 3-26-07 | News-Post Staff
    FREDERICK ? Police have launched an investigation into the deaths of a man and his four children at 1252 Danielle Drive, just off of South McCain Drive, according to the Frederick Police Department. The father was found hanging from the second floor banister, according to Lt. Tom Chase. The ages of the children ranged from 1 to 9. The three girls were 1, 4 and 9, and the boy was 3. The 4-year-old girl was in pre-kindergarten and the 9-year-old girl was in third grade.
  • Freep This Poll!! Do you think the military should be allowed to recruit in public high schools?

    02/09/2006 12:38:43 PM PST · by JZelle · 38 replies · 1,132+ views
    Frederick News Post ^ | 2-9-06 | Kelly Ann Hinchcliffe
    FREDERICK -- The Frederick County Board of Education stuck to its word Wednesday night by not discussing military recruiters' access to high schools. Wednesday's meeting was the fifth time in recent months that students and community members have called on the board to "combat the discriminatory policies of the military and the misleading tactics used by military recruiters on high school campuses.
  • 8 years for Abu Ghraib soldier (is an outrage.)

    10/21/2004 4:37:37 PM PDT · by blueskyline · 92 replies · 1,731+ views ^ | 10/21/04 | blueskyline
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The highest-ranking U.S. soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal in Iraq has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Staff Sgt. Ivan "Chip" Frederick, a U.S. Army reservist from Virginia, also was sentenced Thursday to a forfeiture of pay, a dishonorable discharge and a reduction in rank to private.
  • Tornado {in Maryland} Leads to Child Porn Seizure

    10/05/2004 6:20:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 544+ views
    Tornado leads to child porn seizure FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Workers repairing a home damaged in a tornado discovered nearly two dozen boxes filled with child pornography. The homeowner remained jailed Monday on $96,000 bail. Robert L. Medvee, 52, was charged Friday with 48 counts of creating computer images of child pornography and 48 counts of possession of child pornography, sheriff's Deputy Jennifer Bailey said. The seized material — computer discs, videotapes and photographs — filled 20 to 24 boxes, Frederick County State's Attorney Scott Rolle said. "It was the largest seizure of child pornography I've ever seen," Rolle said....
  • The Youngsters at Abu Ghraib

    08/17/2004 6:03:55 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 901+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 17, 2004 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    ...When the news of those pictures became public in April, Pfc. England had an explanation: She had been following orders from higher-ups.... Who the higher-ups were who had approved the group's treatment of prisoners she could not say. This was a decidedly different explanation from the one she initially gave, according to the Army investigator who first confronted her with the photographs. Months before those were made public, investigator Paul Arthur testified at the recent Article 32 hearing, Pfc. England had told him that the photos [was] just some fooling around while on the night shift. There was no mention...
  • Lawyer: U.S. General Knew of Iraqi Abuse

    05/23/2004 12:17:41 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 19 replies · 245+ views
    AP ^ | May 23 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The commander of the military police company assigned to the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad has said he will testify that the top U.S. general in Iraq was present during some interrogations at the prison and witnessed some of the abuse, according to a published report. The Washington Post, in a story first released on its Web site Saturday night, said a military lawyer stated at an open hearing April 2 that Capt. Donald J. Reese told him that Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez and other senior military officers were aware of the abuse at the prison.The...
  • Trailer park girl turns into torturer

    05/06/2004 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Destro · 152 replies · 905+ views ^ | 6 May 2004 | Patrick Sawer
    Trailer park girl turns into torturer By Patrick Sawer, Evening Standard 6 May 2004 Lynndie England's face is displayed on the Wal-Mart supermarket's wall of honour in her home town, a place where people are proud of their soldiers serving in Iraq. At the Mineral County Courthouse in Keyser the same face appears alongside those of other local servicemen and women, under a banner declaring: "We're hometown proud." But since that same face has been beamed across the world - this time grinning at the humiliation of Iraqi prisoners - there has been incomprehension in the small towns and trailer...
  • Wife: Soldiers in Iraqi Abuse Case Are Scapegoats

    05/05/2004 12:08:53 PM PDT · by antonia · 100 replies · 296+ views ^ | Tue May 4, 2004 10:45 AM ET | Sue Pleming
    Wife: Soldiers in Iraqi Abuse Case Are Scapegoats Tue May 4, 2004 10:45 AM ET By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners were following orders and are being used as scapegoats to protect their superiors, the wife of one of the soldiers and the lawyer for another said Tuesday. Martha Frederick defended her husband, a soldier who faces prosecution for the abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. " He was told to do these things and when he did them he thought that he was doing them in the sense...
  • Hatfill Sues U.S. Over Anthrax Probe

    08/26/2003 11:40:15 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 74 replies · 284+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | August 26, 2003, 2:26 PM EDT | SAM HANANEL
    WASHINGTON -- The bioterrorism expert under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Attorney General John Ashcroft and other government officials of trampling his constitutional rights and using him as a scapegoat for their failure to make an arrest in the case. Dr. Steven J. Hatfill claims that, by labeling him a "person of interest" in the case, Ashcroft and other federal authorities have destroyed his reputation and ruined his job prospects.
  • The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass A General Survey of the Slave Plantation

    05/01/2003 6:24:18 AM PDT · by 7thson · 74 replies · 2,044+ views
    It was generally supposed that slavery in the State of Maryland existed in its mildest form, and that it was totally divested of those harsh and terrible peculiarities which characterized the slave system in the Southern and South Western States of the American Union. The ground of this opinion was the contiguity of the free States, and the influence of their moral, religious, and humane sentiments. Public opinion was, indeed, a measurable restraint upon the cruelty and barbarity of masters, overseers, and slave-drivers, whenever and wherever it could reach them; but there were certain secluded and out of the way...
  • Banner pulled from city parade

    10/08/2002 4:54:15 AM PDT · by freedom4ever · 116 replies · 388+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 10-8-02 | S.A. Miller
    <p>The mayor of Frederick, Md., ordered police to stop a group of activists carrying a "Save the Ten Commandments" banner from marching in a weekend parade.</p> <p>The group's leader, who had a permit to march in the parade with a banner, was handcuffed and detained until the parade had passed.</p>