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  • As Horseshoe opens in Baltimore, is the state in the midst of a bad gamble?

    08/26/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 20 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Maria Wiering
    Gambling might join the list of Baltimore City's problems after Horseshoe Casino opens Aug. 26. As the city touts 1,700 new jobs, millions in education funding and an expected economic boost, new billboards advertise hotlines for gambling addiction, a dark side to Horseshoe’s shiny exterior. A moral gamble? With a median household income of $35,000, Park Heights is among Baltimore City’s poorest ZIP codes. In 2012, however, it led state lottery ticket sales, with a total of $34 million, according to a Capital News Service analysis. Father Zaborowski compares gambling spending to alcohol and drug addiction, which plague the neighborhood,...
  • D.C.’s darkest day, a war that no one remembers

    08/24/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-24-14 | Joel Achenbach
    On Aug. 24, 1814, the British started a fire — and ultimately kindled a capital’s future. The day began like so many days in Washington, with a painfully long meeting marked by confusion, misinformation and indecision. The British were coming. They were on the march in the general direction of Washington. The precise target of the invaders remained unclear, but their intentions were surely malign. James Madison, the fourth president of these young United States, had raced to a private home near the Navy Yard for an emergency war council with top generals and members of his Cabinet. The secretary...
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team

    08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board
    THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That’s the standard we apply to all offensive...
  • Pelosi’s home city exempted from water restrictions imposed on rural farmers

    08/21/2014 11:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain. A federal complaint filed this week contends that the Hetch Hetchy Project, which supplies water to San Francisco and the Bay Area, has unfairly enjoyed an exemption from the “severe cutbacks” required in rural California in order to save endangered fish species. Craig Manson, who heads the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy and Reliability (CESAR) in Fresno, said the lawsuit is aimed at addressing the “double standard” that...
  • Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game with Hands Up for Michael Brown

    08/19/2014 7:06:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 149 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | unknown
    From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air.
  • 3-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting in Waverly [No marches, no riots]

    08/18/2014 6:55:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/2/14 | Justin George and Justin Fenton
    A 3-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet Friday after a gunman opened fire in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood, the latest shooting in a spike in gun violence.
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules AR-15s Are “Dangerous and Unusual,” Not Protected by 2nd Amendment

    08/12/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT · by bamahead · 303 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    In what looks to be a terrible ruling for Maryland gun owners a federal judge has essentially ruled that guns that were regulated by the state of Maryland last year, including AR-15 and AK style rifles (as well as other magazine fed, semi-auto rifles with certain features), “fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual arms,” according to a 47 page opinion by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake. The case in question is Kolbe et al v. O’Malley et al which named numerous plaintiffs including the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland State...
  • Maryland lottery sales slide as casino revenue surges [what will they tax next?]

    08/11/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/11/2014 | Annys Shin
    Before Maryland’s largest casino opened less than two miles away, convenience store manager Chirag Patel was hoping to sell more lottery tickets than he was already moving. “We were doing very good business with scratch-off games,” he said. “I was trying to get another terminal” from the Maryland lottery commission. Then the massive Maryland Live opened near his Dash In gas station, and in the two years since, he estimated, his lottery ticket sales have gone down by 25 percent. And so has his commission, which used to be about $3,000 a month. Maryland lottery commission officials can commiserate. On...
  • White teacher wins $350,000 in Prince George’s schools bias lawsuit

    08/10/2014 5:25:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Post | 8/8/2014 | Ovetta Wiggins
    A former Prince George’s County teacher won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. Jon Everhart alleged in his lawsuit against the Prince George’s County school board that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race. “Justice was served,” Everhart said. “I do feel as though I have been vindicated.” Everhart, 65, speaking by phone from Ohio after the verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, said he faced years of racial harassment from the Largo High School principal, who he...
  • Harris hosts Easton town hall

    08/09/2014 6:55:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    stardem.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | JOSH BOLLINGER
    EASTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris hosted a town hall at the Easton firehouse Wednesday night, Aug. 6, covering a wide range of topics including U.S. foreign policy, energy and immigration. Harris said that for the past six years, Congress has been focused on the economy, which was appropriate. But, over the last six years, Harris said he’s also been warning that the U.S. should be careful not to get into some kind of foreign policy disaster. Now, he said, the U.S. is in multiple foreign policy disasters — Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the South China...
  • Democratic House Whip Makes Extremely Tacky ‘Whipping’ Joke At The African Leaders’ Summit

    08/09/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | august 8, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., this week brought leaders from over 50 African nations to our nation’s capital to discuss such wide-ranging topics as women’s health to the threat of terrorism, according to WJLA. The summit featured a host of key speakers, including former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, and congressional leaders. One such speaker was Democratic House Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer (MA). And Hoyer took the opportunity to make what he would describe as a joke, which was met with light laughter, and one person clapping.
  • Washington DC from murder capital to boomtown

    08/06/2014 9:24:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 August 2014 | Aidan Lewis and Bill McKenna
    A quarter of a century ago, Washington DC had a fearsome reputation for crack abuse and rampant gun violence - it was the "murder capital" of the US. But now, once-blighted neighbourhoods close to the centre of the capital are thriving. When Ruben Castaneda moved to the US capital in 1989 to take up a job with the Washington Post, he was struck by how easy it was to score crack. Days after arriving in the city, he was taken to S Street Northwest by a "strawberry" - a streetwalker who offered sex in return for drugs. "The moment she...
  • Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry treated at hospital after car crash

    08/03/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | August 3, 2014
    Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry was being treated at Howard University Hospital after being involved in a head-on car crash on Saturday night. ... he was driving the wrong direction along a one-way stretch when he hit another car.
  • More than 100 unaccompanied minors enrolled in Montgomery County schools

    07/30/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    wtop.com ^ | July 30, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Kids and teenagers who have crossed illegally into the United States on their own have been coming to Maryland and Montgomery County steadily over the last year. And in a briefing before the Montgomery County Council, school officials explained that a total of 107 unaccompanied minors, most of them of high school age, were enrolled in Montgomery County schools. So what does next year look like? "You know, we're waiting to hear at this point; we don't know what the numbers will be for the next school year," Montgomery County Public Schools' Spokesman Dana Tofig said after the...
  • Police Chief Recognizes Carry Reciprocity in D.C.

    07/29/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 07/27/2014 | Ammoland
    DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state. As of 6:24 p.m. on July 27, 2014, this is a welcome development. Many have said that the D.C. political establishment will ignore the judges order. This shows that Police Chief Lanier is, at minimum, unwilling to be found in contempt. Notice the broad extent of the order: no arrests for a person who can legally carry a gun in D.C. or any State.
  • Baltimore Catholic schools to get helping hand from respected businessmen

    07/28/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    James B. Sellinger, a former vice president for IBM’s North American operations, will serve as chancellor of education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools and Frank Bramble Sr., a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of America Corp., will serve as chairman of the archdiocesan school board, the archdiocese announced July 28. In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools. Bramble previously served as interim president of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and as chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Blue...
  • VIDEO: ANNAPOLIS AMNESTY PROTESTERS GATHER WHERE O’MALLEY SEEKS TO BRING MINORS

    07/24/2014 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    WatchDogWire ^ | July 23, 2014 | by Jackie Wellfonder
    This weekend, I had the opportunity to speak with a group of anti-amnesty protesters in Annapolis, Maryland. They were a small but very enthusiastic group and were grateful that I was there to provide a greater awareness for their cause. They protested at the intersection of West St. and Route 2 in Annapolis, a short drive from the governor’s mansion, where Martin O’Malley is seeking to bring illegal immigrant children, who crossed the southern border to Maryland. One of the ladies I spoke with was part of the “Free Republic” group. While they didn’t organize this particular protest, they...
  • Esperanza plays crucial role in connecting unaccompanied minors to family

    07/23/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 11 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/23/14 | Maria Wiering
    Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left his home near San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north with three other youth and a 30-something guide known as a “coyote.” Guevara’s older brother Adam, had paid the coyote thousands of dollars for the 2,000-mile trip, which took 12 days. Guevara traveled by foot and car, finally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the back of a truck. Fifteen minutes later, immigration officials discovered his illegal entry and sent him to a Texas shelter. He was there 24 days before flying from Houston to Baltimore, where he was reunited with two brothers,...
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee

    07/22/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | David Sherfinski
    Citing Maryland’s recently enacted firearm laws and the prospect of more restrictions, the U.S. arm of legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced Tuesday that it would move its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year. The move makes Beretta the latest maker of guns or ammunition to move all or part of its operations to another state because of tightened gun control laws. General Manager Jeff Cooper said an early version of a statute passed last year by the Maryland state Senate would have prohibited the company from manufacturing or storing products in the state. “While we were able in the Maryland...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

    07/22/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/22/14 | Maria Wiering
    After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, the first response Executive Director William J. McCarthy received was positive: an e-mail praising the agency’s decision with a pledge of $200 in support. Others like it have poured in to the agency, Maryland’s largest social service provider. As for the detractors? “Critics are cowards,” McCarthy said. “Most of the responses I’ve received are from supporters,” he said. “What I’m really encouraged by is the number of affirming, supportive and thoughtful people who recognize this for the humanitarian crisis that...
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $190 million to settle suits over pelvic exam photos

    07/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | July 21, 2014 | AP
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday. Dr. Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after an employee alerted hospital authorities about her suspicions. Levy committed suicide 10 days later. Investigators discovered roughly 1,200 videos and 140 images in his home. "All of these women were brutalized by this," said the women's lead attorney, Jonathan Schochor. "Some of these women needed counseling, they were sleepless,...
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Catholic Charities seeks to house immigrant children in Baltimore County

    07/18/2014 4:42:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/17/2014 | Ian Duncan
    Catholic Charities wants to care for about 50 children from Central America at a campus in Baltimore County, seeking a role in the immigration crisis even though the consideration of other sites in Maryland has met with fierce local opposition.The organization plans to apply to federal officials to house the children at St. Vincent's Villa, a residential facility on Dulaney Valley Road, Catholic Charities head William J. McCarthy Jr. confirmed Thursday night.McCarthy said housing the children would amount to his organization doing its job. "Our role and our mission is to meet the needs of these children," he said. "This...
  • First on CNN: After criticizing White House over unaccompanied minors, Martin O'Malley said...

    07/17/2014 4:14:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jim Acosta
    (CNN) - After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during a phone call late Friday evening, sources familiar with the conversation added.
  • After criticizing White House over unaccompanied minors, Martin O'Malley said don't send them to MD

    07/16/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-15-14 | Jim Acosta
    After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during a phone call late Friday evening, sources familiar with the conversation added.
  • After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send...

    07/15/2014 5:09:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Jim Acosta (with David Chalian)
    After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send Them to Maryland Site After his strong criticism of the Obama administration's plans to return thousands of young undocumented migrants back to Central America, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley asked a top White House official that the children not be sent to a site that was under consideration in his home state, sources familiar with the conversation said. "He privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland,'" a Democratic source told CNN. The heated discussion between O'Malley and White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz occurred during...
  • Police investigating anti-immigrant graffiti as hate crime

    07/15/2014 11:42:59 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://www.carrollcountytimes.com ^ | july 15, 2014 | Christian Alexandersen
    Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime. The graffiti was sprayed sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks. The graffiti said "NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS." It was spray-painted on the front of the Army Reserve Center, which recently became embroiled in controversy when the Obama administration considered using the facility to house immigrant children caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners spoke out against the federal government's plan on Friday during an emergency...
  • Feds Retreat After Maryland Residents Fight Plan to Dump Illegals

    07/14/2014 1:40:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/14/14 | Tony Lee
    Protests from local elected officials in Maryland this weekend forced the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to cancel its plans to send illegal immigrant children to an Army Reserve center in Westminster, which is about 35 miles from Baltimore. Maryland Democrat Gov. Martin O'Malley said illegal immigrant children flooding across the border should be considered "refugees" and all be given asylum status, but after Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) publicized the federal government's last-minute plans to sneak illegal immigrant children into Maryland, there was considerable blowback. HHS backed off, citing things like insufficient access to drinking water at the facility....
  • Carroll Co. Officials Push Back on Shelter for Immigrant Children (Maryland)

    07/12/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Fritze, Christian Alexandersen and Blair Ames,
    Carroll County officials swiftly voiced opposition Friday to news that the federal government is eyeing a former military property near Westminster as a potential shelter for immigrant children — underscoring the challenge the Obama administration faces as it tries to manage a surge of new arrivals. A day after federal officials notified local leaders it would conduct a preliminary assessment of the vacant Army Reserve Center, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners convened an emergency meeting and, along with Republican Rep. Andy Harris, pledged to resist efforts to use the site. "Carroll County will not become a repository for Obama's...
  • O'Malley: U.S. shouldn't send immigrant children back to 'certain death'

    07/11/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Dana Davidsen
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley advocated for sympathy for the surge of young Central American immigrants flooding the U.S. southern border, arguing that to turn the children away without due process would be un-American given what violence awaits in their home countries. "We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death," he told reporters Friday at a National Governors Association meeting in Nashville. .... O'Malley said the children deserve due process under U.S. law. "They should have their ability to make their case for protection and asylum in the United States," he said....
  • Vacant Army facility could house children who crossed US border

    07/11/2014 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    wbaltv.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | David Collins
    WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Obama administration is eyeing a vacant Army reserve facility in Westminster as a possible shelter for illegal immigrant children, and it's meeting strong opposition from local officials and at least one member of Congress. Three were no demonstrations yet in Westminster, but the opposition is just as strong as elsewhere in the country. Elected officials in Carroll County vehemently oppose using a vacant Army reserve building on Malcolm Drive to house the children, even temporarily. The Department of Health and Human Services would handle the operation. "I don't think it's the right place. I don't think...
  • Maryland Hospital Bans Employees From Smoking Anywhere On Earth

    07/09/2014 6:36:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 133 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/8/2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Starting next year, Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis will require potential employees to pass a drug test–detecting nicotine. This so-called “job screening” will bar any applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, hookah, and even e-cigarettes from being eligible for employment. While the hospital already has a smoking ban on the premises and surrounding sidewalks, this policy forbids new employees from consuming tobacco anywhere, at any time.
  • Vials of Smallpox Virus Found in Unapproved Maryland Lab

    07/08/2014 10:35:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014 | SYDNEY LUPKIN
    The National Institutes of Health announced today that vials of the virus that causes smallpox were found in a laboratory on its Bethesda, Maryland, campus, which was unequipped and unapproved to handle the deadly pathogen. Because it’s so infectious, the smallpox virus is considered a bioterrorism threat and is only permitted in two labs in the world: One at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters and another at the VECTOR Institute in Russia. The newly discovered vials violate an international agreement reached in 1979 aimed at keeping the virus eradicated while allowing some scientists to continue...
  • [MD] Prince George’s schools offer breakfast and lunch to students during summer

    07/08/2014 10:27:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/2014 | Ovetta Wiggins
    With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break, Prince George’s County schools have joined an effort to provide the youngsters with free breakfast and lunch. More than 60 schools throughout the county will serve the meals until Aug. 1. “Providing continuous meals throughout the summer helps children receive the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow,” Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools said in a statement.
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • Hundt: 'Redskins' Use May Make Snyder Unfit Licensee

    07/03/2014 4:41:16 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 6/30/14 | John Eggerton
    Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt is suggesting the FCC may want to strip Redskins owner Dan Snyder of his radio station licenses if he does not change the name of the team. According to an interview on Indian Country Today Media Network, Hundt said that the FCC should "reevaluate" whether Snyder is fit to be a licensee, by which Hundt meant "a person of appropriate character," he said. “The FCC should consider whether Mr. Snyder is fit to own radio station licenses given that he uses radio stations to broadcast an ethnic slur,” he said. “These licenses are owned by...
  • D.C. residents urged to boycott Md. shore to protest congressman’s marijuana move

    07/03/2014 2:25:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/3/2014 | MIKE DEBONIS
    If you’re a District resident planning to vacation in the Maryland havens of Ocean City or St. Michaels this summer, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and some D.C. activists would prefer you choose Rehoboth Beach, Del., or Chincoteague Island, Va., instead. A week after Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) successfully attached an amendment to a House budget bill that would overturn the city’s marijuana decriminalization law, Gray and the District’s largest voting-rights advocacy group said city residents would be better off vacationing somewhere besides Harris’s district, which includes all of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “I don’t think we should support someone who...
  • Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'

    07/02/2014 6:18:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joel Christie
    An investigation has found that an elementary school principal in Baltimore who suspended a seven-year-old boy for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun acted properly in her decision. However the boy's family has lawyered up, and are threatening to take the case further. Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School, said he was trying to nibble his strawberry breakfast snack into a mountain in March 2013. But when it started to take shape he reportedly told his classmates: 'Look, I made a gun.' Principal Sandra Blondell then removed Josh from school for two days. Andrew...
  • Patent office didn’t receive a single public complaint before stripping Redskins trademark

    07/02/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision. Politicians, including President Obama, have waded into the team name controversy, with many saying the team should change its name. But despite widespread media attention and a...
  • Police: Man charged in connection with fatal West Manheim crash

    06/29/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 29 June AD 2014
    11:30 a.m.: Police have charged an illegal immigrant from Mexico with homicide by vehicle and other charges in connection with a fatal crash Saturday in West Manheim Township, according to a news release. Steven Miller, 64, of Westminster, Maryland, was killed in the crash, according to the York County Coroner's Office. Police said Carlos Bastida-Martinez, 25, was traveling south on Baltimore Pike when he crossed over the center lines and struck a motorcycle operated by Miller. Miller had fatal injuries at the scene, the release states, Bastida-Martinez suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Hanover Hospital. The 1995 Ford Windstar...
  • In bag of fast food, a surprise: Marijuana

    06/27/2014 1:47:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.fredericknewspost.com ^ | Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 2:00 am | By Courtney Mabeus News-Post Staff
    Woman finds pot while taking children to Sonic franchise A trip to Sonic intended as a treat ended with a surprise twist for a Frederick woman. Carla McFarland said she went to Sonic on Guilford Drive on Wednesday with her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son after a trip to the library and a morning spent packing boxes. After passing chicken strips and fries to her children, McFarland, 35, reached into the bag for her own food and found a small plastic bag containing what appeared to be marijuana in a third container holding her own fries. “I just kind of...
  • Drunk University of Maryland lacrosse player, 19, arrested for 'sexually-assaulting a 49-year-old...

    06/27/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    A 19-year-old University of Maryland lacrosse player was arrested at an outdoor concert in Virginia Sunday night after allegedly groping a 49-year-old mother passed out on the lawn. Prince William County Police say the woman fell asleep on the Jiffy Lube Live lawn during a Zac Brown Band concert, when she woke up to find teen Benjamin Chisolm touching her inappropriately. Chisolm walked away after the attack but was later arrested for public intoxication and now faces additional charges of aggravated sexual assault. The victim, identified as 'Donna', has come forward to dispute details of the police report and reveal...
  • Yale-educated addiction psychiatrist is charged with making and selling ecstasy

    06/27/2014 7:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2014 | James Gordon
    Police in Maryland have charged three people in connection with manufacturing MDMA, commonly referred to as Molly or the drug ecstasy, including a doctor who has a long-standing history of drug problems. Baltimore County cops said a drug investigation led to a search warrant and the arrest of Dr. Priscilla Sheldon-Cost, 51, at a house in Towson. Detectives found chemicals that can be used to manufacture MDMA and ecstasy were being created in a lab in the basement. Some of the substances that were found had even been labelled with MDMA written on it. 'They found chemicals that, when mixed,...
  • Primary/Runoff Official Live Thread (CO, FL, MD, MS, NY, OK)

    06/24/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 370 replies
    Should be another intersting night! Hopefully we'll build some more momentum!
  • DAN BONGINO: ‘We are Watching, in Real Time, the Collapse of the Big Government Model’

    06/24/2014 8:34:54 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 24 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    President Obama is a proponent of the idea of Big Government, as are most progressive liberal socialists. They never see a problem that can’t be “fixed” by government. Unfortunately, government rarely ever fixes anything, and almost always makes things worse with unintended consequences. But the long history of the failures of Big Government won’t stop Obama and the progressives, as they will just suggest more government to fix the problems created by previous government. Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent that is now running for Congress in Maryland, recently pointed out that America is watching the failure of Big...
  • Maryland Gov. O’Malley’s Iowa visit sparks 2016 speculation, comparisons to Hillary Clinton

    06/23/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/23/2014 | John Wagner
    DES MOINES — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the only potential 2016 presidential contender to set foot in Iowa over the weekend, and yet the Democrat didn’t really have the stage to himself. Shortly after O’Malley (D) spoke at a dinner Friday night for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Hillary Rodham Clinton’s image appeared on two large screens overhead. In a video, she teased that she needed advice from Harkin on a “momentous plunge” that she is about to take. “Tom, what’s the secret to being such a terrific grandparent?” Clinton asked, drawing uproarious laughter from the crowd. The good...
  • Democrats Criticize 'Offensive' Comment From GOP Accusing Maryland Governor Of 'Hispandering'

    06/23/2014 9:05:27 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 23 2014 | Colin Campbell
    The Democratic National Committee accused their GOP counterparts of using "offensive" language after a Republican spokeswoman accused Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley of "Hispandering." A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee made the comments in a Sunday BuzzFeed profile of O'Malley and his efforts to court Latino voters ahead of a potential run for president in 2016. "Winning elections is based on substance and so far Martin O’Malley is relying on Hispandering to win," RNC spokeswoman Izzy Santa said. "Talking about immigration and hoping no one pays attention to his failed economic record will not overcompensate for his dismissal of the...