Saturday, September 10, 2011

TIME MACHINE Preview.. Shore Clock Times Vary; Local Stage And Early Rail; Pro Team Assists Train Wreck Passengers; CD's On The Way?

Daylight and Standard Time differences affect local areas.

1800's Eastern Shore travel routes by stage, and then rail.

Boston Red Sox players assist passengers following 1930's Delmarva train accident.

ACROSS THE USA.. Compact audio discs here by Christmas, 1981?

It's this Sunday on the Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Justin Hadel Is Sentenced

Christine Sheddy, mother of three small children, went missing November 2007.

In  February 2010, the remains of  Ms. Sheddy  were found in Snow Hill on the property of a bed and breakfast.

Justine Hadel, who was convicted of  murdering Christine Sheddy,  received his sentence Friday,
September 9, 2011 in Worcester County, Maryland.

Hadel was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Never.

And to use the words from the Worcester County State's Attorney Office:

"Today we remember that no matter how hard you try, no matter how far you run, no matter how many lies you tell – justice will find you in Worcester County. If Justin Hadel doesn’t remember that, then he has a lifetime in the Department of Corrections to think about it."

I think that just about sums it up.

Worcester County New Deputies Graduate Top Of The Class

Congratulations freshman deputies and the best of luck in the future.

Written By: Staff Writer, Travis Brown
SNOW HILL -- The latest batch of Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies wrapped up their time at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) by taking all of the school’s top honors and graduating at the top of their class.

“We took every award,” said Sheriff Reggie Mason.

Freshmen deputies Shane Musgrave, Christopher Barrs and Mark Powell graduated from the Wor-Wic Community College-based academy on June 17. They graduated with the top three placements and between themselves, won the highest awards in their class for academics, physical fitness and firearms. The hat trick of awards is a first for outgoing Worcester Sheriff’s cadets and also marks the largest class of group to ever graduate at once.

“This is the first time we’ve ever put three in the academy,” said Mason.

Mason explained that watching all three of his deputies distinguish themselves to such a degree was “a shock.”

“You never expect that,” he said, stressing how impressive finishing in the top three spots amongst a class of almost a dozen highly qualified cadets was.

The commissioners, who got a chance to meet the deputies briefly Tuesday, were equally impressed.

“We couldn’t be prouder of you,” said Commission President Bud Church.

After graduation, the deputies went through a 60-day supervision period. However, as of Tuesday, the three will be running solo shifts as full-members of the sheriff’s office.

“Today, they’ll be on their own,” said Mason.

Following the success of the trio, Mason plans on utilizing the academy to train more deputies. While a standard practice among law enforcement agencies is to shuffle trained officers back and forth, Mason noted the importance of expanding the field of officers by graduating cadets from academies like the one offered at Wor-Wic.

“For many years, we’ve been involved in later transfers,” said Mason, referring to the practice of a veteran officer leaving one department for another.

Mason admitted that it saves money, since the officers are already trained. However, he revealed that it “hurts smaller departments” that might not be able to afford to entice new officers to join, or current officers to remain. On top of that, Mason explained that he wants to give young adults interested in law enforcement an opening to prove themselves.

“I want to give these kids a chance in the county,” he remarked. “I will give them that opportunity.”

Mason made sure to credit John Moses, associate director of the ESCJA, and the rest of the staff at the academy.

“Wor-Wic has been outstanding,” said Mason. “It’s a great working relationship.”

He pointed out that ESCJA is the only such academy on the Eastern Shore and without it cadets would need to be sent well out of the county to receive instruction, an inconvenient and expensive alternative.

The sheriff’s office has already enrolled another cadet into the program, said Mason. That deputy should graduate in December.


~Photo Of The Day~

Photo by Marty D. Smith
 Does anyone know if a snake is fast enough to catch a hummingbird?

Panel Approves Hardwire Testing

SNOW HILL — Hardwire LLC received permission from a county zoning board to test its military-grade armor products by subjecting them to explosions on a patch of land close to Chincoteague Bay.

After an hours-long Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing Thursday night, the defense contractor got approval to use a 400-acre parcel off Langmaid Road for “the testing of military armament of vehicles."

Founded in 1999, Hardwire has secured multi-million government contracts to produce stronger-than-steel armor for bridges and vehicles.

Environmental advocacy group Assateague Coastal Trust opposed Hardwire’s efforts to use the site for detonations, saying it would go against the county’s comprehensive plan, and would set a poor precedent for uses of parcels zoned for “resource protection.”

Friday, September 9, 2011



Great way to spend your Saturday afternoon!
Bring your lawn chairs or use the picnic tables under the shade.

 Truck and Tractor Pull
Lawn Mower Pull

200 Foot Drag
And the recently popular - ATV Dirt Drag

GREAT food available

Note to drivers: REGISTRATION AT
 3:00 PM  SHARP


Admission: $5.00 - Children under 11 years FREE!

9343 Guy Ward Road
Parsonsburg, Maryland


facebook ~ Melson's Tractor Pulling

Pocomoke City Mayor and Council To Meet


7:30 P.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

1.                  Call to Order, Prayer, and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.                  Review and approval of minutes from meeting of August 8, 2011.

3.                  Review and approval of bills to be paid.

4.                  Introduction of new police officer, Lynell Green.

5.              Police Chief J. D. Ervin and CALEA Coordinator Shawna Gamino to present official certificate from CALEA renewing the Pocomoke Police Department’s status as a “Recognized CALEA Agency”.

6.                  Representatives of Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce to present plaques thanking several City Departments for their assistance during the 2011 Cypress Festival.

7.                  Authorize Mayor Morrison to appoint the Law Office of William C Hudson as the City’s legal advisor in accordance with Section C-66 of the City Charter.

8.                  City Manager and representatives from Becker Morgan Group to present summary of bids received for renovation to building at 1500 Market Street for new Police Department offices. (Bid opening 11:00 AM, 9/12/11).

9.                  City Manager to present memo recommending that certain delinquent business taxes be written off.

10.              Discuss letter from Landmark Insurance Company concerning Worker’s Comp. Insurance.

11.              Discuss vacancies on various Boards and Commissions.

Comments from the Audience
Mayor and Council items.

Saturday At Crisfield Mud Bog

Saturday, September 3, 2011- The mudbogging on Saturday concluded the events that were scheduled in Crisfield for the season.  The remaining scheduled mud bog events will be held in Gumboro.

That Saturday wasn't much different from any race day that all of us had attended before. 

As usual before any mudding begins each truck is spic and span clean but only because the trucks were washed until every trace of mud was removed.  Unless you have washed one of these muddied truck you have NO clue the time it can take even with power washing.

But that's part of loving to race in the mud.
Lined up before race time: 'All Night Soldier', 'The Grey Ghost', 'In The Mix'

'All Night Soldier' with driver Patrick Long and 'The Grey Ghost' with drivers Lori Ann Sturgis and Lee Sturgis had a great racing day on Saturday.

This is what Patrick Long had to say;
"Had good weekend at Crisfield Mud bog, I took a 3rd, my brother in law took a 3rd driving his truck Grey Ghost and my sister took a 3rd driving Grey Ghost, pretty good for first time out after The Metal Shop put new suspension under the Grey Ghost."

And he's right!  'The Grey Ghost' did have an awesome day for it's first time out.  Personally, the condition of the mud kept alot of trucks slowed even this one.  But I have to give Lori Ann a big pat on the back because she did an awesome job!!  - Sorry guys.

Here are some photos of the brand new suspension under 'The Grey Ghost'.  My question is will they ever begin to squeak?  The truck looks great!  and if you are thinking about a  new suspension for your truck the website address is on the bumper of 'The Grey Ghost'.  - Clever idea.

Lori Ann - only one of two female drivers on Satuday, does a wonderful job traveling through mud!
She's just not afraid of anything when it comes to racing.

Lori Ann

And neither is Lee...............

Great job Lori Ann, Lee and Patrick!

More photos and video to come...........

Sentencing For Hadel This Morning

Justin Hadel - the man convicted of murdering Christine Sheddy - has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Justin Hadel, the convicted killer of Christine Sheddy, is scheduled to be sentenced this morning in Worcester County. 

Christine Sheddy, mother of three small children,  went missing in 2007.

In 2010, her remains were found in Snow Hill on the property of  a bed and breakfast.

Last Day to RSVP To The Nighttime Pirate Event

Just a reminder...
click to enlarge
If you plan to attend the nighttime pirate event,
you need to RSVP by the close of business on
Friday, September 9th!

Mallards, LLC. will be providing heavy hors d'oeuvres during the evening and Johnny Mo will provide live music
(that makes it worth attending)
More information can be found on flyer.
This event has been VERY popular and tickets are selling fast!

We accept visa, mastercard, check, or cash and we are accepting payments over the phone.

RSVP is not required for the daytime children's activities - only for the nighttime events.

Husband Of Missing Teacher Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

The search for missing Maryland school teacher Alice Davis took an unexpected turn last night, when authorities found her husband dead inside their home.

The body of Jesse Davis, a 58-year-old taxidermist, was found in the living room of the couple's home in Allen at 8:30 p.m. last night, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis.

"We had his home under surveillance because he was a suspect in this investigation," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "A vehicle pulled up into the yard [and] two occupants entered the rear of the home. Moments later they ran out of the home and hollered there was blood all over the house."

A cause of death has not yet been released but Davis' death does appear to be a suicide, according to the sheriff.

"He died from what appears to be self-inflicted razor wounds to his left arm -- he severed his artery," Lewis said.

The discovery was made not long after authorities had executed a search warrant on the Davis home in regard to the unsolved disappearance of Alice Davis.

A 55-year-old English teacher at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Alice Davis was last seen at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. According to her husband, she left their Allen home to go shopping at  a Walmart in nearby Fruitland, Md.

When Davis failed to return home by 8 p.m. her husband  contacted police and reported her missing. During a search of the shopping center  property investigators spotted   Davis's blue  Honda hatch back parked across the street in Big Lots parking lot.

According to Lewis, evidence taken from the family's home and their vehicle is being analyzed by the Maryland State Police crime lab in Reisterstown.

For now, Lewis said Jesse Davis is the only suspect in his wife's disappearance. In regard to a possible motive, Lewis said, "We do [know what it is] but we are not going to release it at this time."
Lewis added: "We are conducting extensive ground searches again today [for Alice Davis]. We are hopeful that we will locate her -- hopefully in the next 24 to 48 hours."

Alice Davis is described as a white female, 5' 9" tall, 175 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt with images of cats on the front, blue shorts and sandals. Anyone with information is asked to call the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office at 410-548-4891.

Man Tries To Smuggle Cocaine Inside Clams At Dulles

WASHINGTON - In the latest attempt to sneak drugs across the U.S. border, a man from El Salvador concealed 15 bags of cocaine in clams at Washington Dulles International Airport. Authorities found the stash hidden inside the man's luggage.
Officials seized a combined 152 grams of the narcotic from David Rene Pocasangre Vaquiz, 26. The approximate street value of the drugs is about $10,000.
"Smugglers attempt all types of creative concealment methods to sneak their deadly poison into the United States and this is one of the oddest we've seen," says Christopher Hess, Customs and Border Protection port director for D.C.
Pocasangre Vaquiz arrived at Dulles about 2 a.m. Saturday from Panama, says Steve Sapp from the Department of Homeland Security. He was headed for Maryland, but was first stopped for a routine inspection.
Customs agents found a black plastic bag containing approximately 80 clams. Hidden inside the first clam opened by officials was cocaine. An X-ray revealed 14 more such clams, which had been pried opened, stuffed with drugs and glued shut.
"It could very well be that they were experimenting with that method," Sapp says. "We don't think they will try that again."

Pocasangre Vaquiz is being charged with transporting narcotics into Virginia and possession with intent to distribute. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 5. He is being held without bond.


U.S. Sees Credible But Unconfirmed Terrorism Threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a redoubling of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the face of a "credible but unconfirmed" threat ahead of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the threat involved Washington D.C. and New York City, which were targeted in al Qaeda attacks a decade ago this Sunday that killed nearly 3,000 people.

A law enforcement source said a manhunt was underway for two or three suspects. One person familiar with the matter said they were suspected of having links to al Qaeda.

But the officials used strong caveats when discussing the threat information privately, with a national security official cautioning that experts thought the threat would ultimately not check out.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also stressed that the threat had not been corroborated, even as he announced heightened security measures "some of which you may notice, some of which you may not notice."

"There is no reason for any of the rest of us to change anything in our daily routines," he told a news conference.

Still, Bloomberg asked citizens to report suspicious or dangerous activity, adding: "Over the next three days we should all keep our eyes wide open."

The White House said Obama was briefed on specific threat information on Thursday morning, and noted that the government had already "enhanced its security posture" ahead of the anniversary.

"Nevertheless, the President directed the counterterrorism community to redouble its efforts in response to this credible but unconfirmed information," a White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.


White House spokesman Jay Carney said "we're hyper-vigilant to this specific report that's just coming in." He told MSNBC television that the government was taking all necessary precautions, without offering details.

Documents discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after he was killed in a raid in May by Navy SEALs, highlighted his persistent interest in attacking the United States around the anniversary of the 2001 attacks. But it is unclear if the plans ever evolved beyond aspiration.

"As we know from the intelligence gathered following the Osama bin Laden raid, al Qaeda has showed an interest in important dates and anniversaries, such as 9/11," said Jan Fedarcyk with the FBI's New York field office.

Bloomberg said he spoke with the head of New York's public transportation authority, which was hiking security. He added: "For the record, I plan to take the subway tomorrow morning."

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced measures including more bag inspections on the subway, more bomb-sniffing dogs on patrol and increased deployment of radiation monitoring equipment.

"There will be increased focus on tunnels and bridges and infrastructure in general, as well as landmark locations, houses of worship and government buildings," he said.

The Department of Homeland Security, which said only last week that there was no credible information that al Qaeda was plotting an attack around the September 11 anniversary, declined to offer details on the threat.

It cautioned that there were always threat reports before important dates like the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

"Sometimes this reporting is credible and warrants intense focus, other times it lacks credibility and is highly unlikely to be reflective of real plots under way," spokesman Matt Chandler said.

"Regardless, we take all threat reporting seriously, and we have taken, and will continue to take all steps necessary to mitigate any threats that arise."

A second law-enforcement source played down an ABC News report about missing rental trucks -- saying the vehicles had been recovered and there was no connection to terrorism.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rescuers Save Drunken Moose From Tree

An inebriated moose trying to get more fermenting apples apparently lost its balance and ended up stuck in an apple tree in Sweden, The Local website reported.

After returning home from work Tuesday evening, Per Johansson of Saro heard bellowing from his neighbor’s yard, The Local reported.

“I thought at first that someone was having a laugh. Then I went over to take a look and spotted a moose stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground,” Johansson told The Local.

Johansson called the police, he told The Local, but while waiting for a response, he and neighbors began to saw off limbs to try to help the entangled, thrashing moose.

Responding firefighters managed to bend the tree down far enough for the animal to slide off the branches, The Local reported.

Drunken moose are common in Sweden in autumn, when apples are abundant on the ground and in trees in homeowners’ yards, according to The Local.

Johansson surmised the moose had been indulging for quite a while.

“My neighbor recognized it as the animal that almost ran into her car earlier in the day,” Johansson told The Local. “She was pretty sure the moose was already under the influence."
he freed animal lay on the ground seemingly unconscious, The Local reported, before finally staggering to its hooves and eventually wandering off.

“We often see moose stuffing their faces with apples around here,” Johansson told The Local. “But this is the first time we found one perched in a tree.”


Bingo And More To Benefit DASH Rescue


SEPTEMBER 10, 2011


More info coming..........

The dog-whistle dictionary A GOP debate viewer's guide to coded Christian language

This article published in the War Room of written by the loony leftist Sarah Posner is a must read. Sarah Poisoner oops Posner is a progressive atheist that wrote the article posted below. Lets put it this way, Sarah is no Margaret Thatcher that's for sure. I will try to break it down in short-form and I'll use red text as the opposing view to make it clear as to what my thoughts are as trivial as they may be.

Just when we think that the MSM can't get any more hateful, destructive, and just plain old off the deep end with lies and innuendos. They just keep them coming time and time again, each with over the top, off the wall, garbage. Enjoy.

When appealing to Christian conservatives, Republican presidential candidates sometimes use phrases, rhetoric and imagery that are unknown to voters unfamiliar either with the religious meaning of such language or where they fit in the mythology of the "Christian nation." Thus candidates can signal sympathy with religious conservatives without making overt appeals that might alienate more secular voters.

Such phrases have become popularly known as "dog whistles," a reference to the high-pitched devices that emit sounds inaudible to humans but attention-grabbing for canines.

The candidates for the GOP's 2012 nomination have used dog-whistle phrases in previous debates and may again in the debate tonight at the Reagan Library. Here is guide to what to listen for and what these phrases mean:

How can anything be " appealing"  to voters that is considered " unknown"  ? Posner then goes on to use the phrase "mythology of the Christian nation"  . From someone that is supposed to have a high degree of education to use such phrase leaves me to wonder. The "nation" is around 80% Christian that would not classify that as a "myth" to me. 
"Tip of the spear" Campaigning in Iowa last month, and in the Fox News debate just before the state GOP's straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann repeatedly portrayed herself as the "tip of the spear" in fighting against administration initiatives like "Obamacare."

This military term, when adopted by evangelicals, is used to depict someone being on the front lines of a cosmic or spiritual battle. Brian Kaylor, author of "Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics," a news site run by the Baptist Center for Ethics, compared Bachmann's "tip of the spear" reference to George W. Bush's 2003 use of a classic hymn "to talk about the 'power, wonder-working-power' of the American people."

The "tip of the spear" phrase, Kaylor says, is especially popular among "evangelical home schoolers." "These subtle references may strike others as unusual -- if noticed at all -- but demonstrate a level of familiarity with evangelical voters that many politicians are unable to fake." Bachmann's use of this dog whistle -- and her mobilization of the home-schooling movement -- helps explain her Iowa straw poll victory, according to Kaylor.

I have a problem believing that ANY candidate would use phrases that only, and admittedly by the Author, would be known only by the "Military" and/or " Evangelical home schoolers" , I mean after all, these are the votes that are in the bag, so to speak anyway so there is not a need to use code words to get attention or gather votes from the constituents that will be voting in their favor in the end. 

"Shining City on the Hill" At the Labor Day debate in South Carolina, moderator Rep. Steve King questioned the five candidates present about whether they believed, as Ronald Reagan did, that the United States of America is a "shining city on the hill."

Bachmann demonstrated her familiarity with Reagan's rhetoric and its biblical and historical context when she replied, "Those comments actually come from the Book of Matthew. And those comments were also given in a sermon by John Winthrop when he was on the Arbella, with some of the early Pilgrims in 1630."

Bachmann was familiar with the original origin in which the phrase was quoted from, and the problem is? 

Reagan's use of the Winthrop sermon throughout his 1980 campaign was an expression of "his belief that God had divinely created and blessed America and that America's founders -- as he did -- trusted in God to lead the new nation," says Kaylor in his book.

This is where the Author begins to demonstrate her divine ability of mind reading. 

Reagan, much like Bachmann and Rick Perry do in 2011, analogized his presidential campaign to a religious revival and portrayed himself as being on a spiritual mission. "With this framing," Kaylor writes, "his political campaign became a religious crusade designed to keep America following in God's will."

See above.

The "shining city on the hill" phrase evokes two essential elements of the religious right's "Christian nation" mythology: American exceptionalism and the need for revival. God ordained America as the exceptional nation designed to carry out his will, and a revival is necessary because America has been headed down a sinful path as a result of secularism, abortion, gay rights and other offenses against "biblical truth."

More mind reading. Notice the disdain in this paragraph. The United States of this America has always been exceptional. Any great American will have the same sentiment. We will as great Americans never utter the words ""for the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my Country"

The candidate who invokes "the shining city on a hill" is not just signaling admiration for Reagan but a shared ideology of America's founding with religious right figures like David Barton who contend that the separation of church and state is a "myth" and that America's founders intended to create "a Christian nation."

Again, more and more attempts at mind reading, I'd have figured by now that the author would realize that she is not very good at mind reading. The authors attempt to lump our founding fathers in with the likes of David Barton would be funny if it was not so offensive.

"Endowed by our Creator" This language from the Declaration of Independence has been quoted by Bachmann and Newt Gingrich to affirm their view that God, not the government, confers the rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

I know it gets old to hear or read something over and over again and again but what can we say? More mind reading. How does Posner know what these people are thinking, much less to say that when either of them or anyone else for that matter, says, ""Endowed by our Creator" couldn't mean anything other than "to affirm their view that God not the government, confers the rights guaranteed in the Constitution" ? The word "God" is not written anywhere in the Constitution in anyway shape or form and the Declaration of Independence only mentions "natures God"  though it does mention the word "Creator", which can be determined by the reader in many forms of their choice. 

The Constitution, in this view, is not just a historical document but an articulation of God's vision for America, which includes a divinely required limitation on the activities of the federal government. In describing the Constitution at the South Carolina debate, Bachmann used the word "sacred," suggesting it was actually ordained by God. With this language, the speaker is effectively suggesting that American rights originate in Christian doctrine.  

Hmmmmm? The Constitution in who's view? How did it all of a sudden become "God's vision for America" ? Bachmann used the word "sacred" . For an experienced author/journalist Posner should brush up on her vocabulary or might we think that she is trying to take the word "sacred" out of context and put a spin on it? The word "sacred" has many meanings and one to include the meaning " highly valued and important" .

Dred Scott When George W. Bush said in a 2004 debate that he would not appoint Supreme Court justices who would agree with the Court's 1857 Dred Scott decision, many observers were baffled. Wasn't Dred Scott, which held that slave owners could treat their slaves as property even in states and territories that prohibited slavery, and that denied the citizenship of freed slaves, tossed into the dustbin of history by the Civil War and passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments? It turned out that for anti-choice activists, Dred Scott is a subtle way of referring to Roe v. Wade: a decision also made by "activist judges" that denied the full personhood of fetuses.

WOW! Posner is now comparing Dred Scott to abortion? Now this is a very, very long stretch even for the extreme leftist Posner.  

This usage persists. In South Carolina on Monday, Robert George, Princeton University professor and architect of the religious right manifesto the Manhattan Declaration, invoked Dred Scott. In questioning Herman Cain, George declared that Abraham Lincoln had to confront the decision, which, in his words, "usurped the authority of the elected representatives of the people," just like Roe v. Wade is said to today. If Dred Scott comes up in tonight's GOP debate, it will be a way for the candidate to signal not only opposition to Roe but antipathy to "activist judges."

This is just crazy, it makes absolutely no sense at all. I understand the spin that Posner is trying to project here but it's so far out there I don't think that this one even needs any critical thinking to rebut. The Manhattan Declaration projects the sanctity of human life, the historical definition of marriage, and religious freedom, among other noteworthy human values. Posner depicts this as a bad thing?  

SOURCE: The War Room

Shore Beef and BBQ

Beef brisket sandwich w/one side
and drink ~ $7.50

Don't forget to pick up some fresh vegetables and fruits while the summer supply lasts.

Route 13 South
T's Corner

Military Raises Alert Level Ahead Of September 11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday raised the alert level at military bases, most of them domestic, ahead of the 10th anniversary commemorations of the September 11, 2001, attacks on Sunday.

But it said its decision to heighten force protection levels at military installations, including the Pentagon building itself, was not due to any specific information about a credible terrorism threat.

"This is not in response to any particular threat but is a prudent and precautionary measure," said Pentagon spokesman George Little. The Pentagon said the move takes effect on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday.

The Pentagon was among the targets of the September 11, 2001, attacks, in which al Qaeda militants hijacked four airliners and killed almost 3,000 people. Two of the planes hit the World Trade Center in New York, one hit the Pentagon, and a fourth plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Security officials are being especially vigilant as the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches.

The State Department issued a "Worldwide Travel Alert," saying Americans traveling and living abroad should be aware of the continued threat posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates.

Still, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said last week there was no credible intelligence that al Qaeda was plotting an attack for the September 11 anniversary.

Documents discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after he was killed in a raid in May by Navy SEALs highlighted his persistent interest in attacking the United States around the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. But it's unclear those plans ever evolved beyond aspiration.

"As you all have seen, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was mentioned in the documents seized at the Abbottabad compound," Little said.

"Now this does not suggest in any way, shape or form that we know about a specific or credible threat to the United States homeland surrounding the 10th anniversary."


Warrant Issued For Courtroom No-Show

SNOW HILL — A man arrested in a Pocomoke City drug sting has a $250,000 warrant out for his arrest because he failed to appear for court Wednesday.

Minaster Fate Nixon Wright, 55, of Pocomoke, was among more than 40 people caught into a joint drug raid in July conducted by county law enforcement agencies. Wright was charged in that sting with marijuana possession and distribution, and with selling it within 1,000 feet of a school. He was detained July 26, and posted $75,000 bond Aug. 2.

When he did not show for his Sept. 7 arraignment in Worcester County Circuit Court, Judge Thomas Groton ordered a bench warrant for his arrest.

 Wright was the only no-show as four other men facing drug charges from the same sting did appear in court.


Worcester County Times

TIME MACHINE Preview.. Clock Time Varied; Travel By Stage And Early Rail; Pro Baseball Team Assists Train Wreck Passengers; Compact Discs Coming?

Daylight and Standard Time differences affect local localities.

1800's Eastern Shore travel routes by stage, and then rail.

TIME MACHINE Mailbox.. Boston Red Sox members assist passengers following 1930's Delmarva train accident.

ACROSS THE USA.. Compact audio discs here by Christmas, 1981?

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Soulja Boy Puts His Foot Into His Potty Mouth

Yo, Soulja Boy!  Boy, you must be as dumb as a box of rocks for kicking the people that GAVE YOU the FREEDOM to use that potty mouth!  I'm sure the military would be more than glad to give you a front row seat somewhere in the Middle East  to watch the performance they give. There's plenty of gear to wear. Some young soldier, same age as you, would love to trade places with you- you see, he hasn't seen that new baby his wife had since he's been fighting for YOUR freedom- and he won't for another 6 months.  And there is work to be done on the battle field.  - you can't leave those bodies behind.

Regardless of what our constitution says concerning freedom of speech, you have  irritated  and insulted those brave men and women stationed everywhere in the world.  And let's not forget the FBI.  Or maybe you don't understand how important their services are.

And to think you will be kissing someone you love with that potty mouth.  Do the military a big favor!  Drop some of that cash their way.  I'm sure there are plenty of soldiers out there that could use a new limb.

Soulja Boy is coming under fire from some real soldiers.

The 21-year-old rap star isn't doing himself any favors with America's Armed Forces after putting out a video in which he appears to slam the troops along with the FBI.

"F--k the FBI/And f--k all the Army troops/Bitch, be your own man/I'll be flying through the clouds/With green like I'm Peter Pan," he raps about a minute into the new track titled "Let's Be Real," which subsequently went viral on Labor Day.

Needless to say, that didn't go over well with the military.

Citing the controversial lyrics, various Army personnel and veterans have launched a petition seeking to have Soulja Boy's music and memorabilia banned from Army and Air Force bases across the country.

"The song is offensive to our military," writes one petitioner, Dianne Webb. "He should see the mothers' faces and made to attend a troops funeral and see what loss of a real Hero means to the family and every true American. He should apologize for his actions also if he is a man. My son fought for you Soulja, what did you do for him?"

As the Military Times notes, it's doubtful the Marine Corps Birthday Ball will put "Crank That" on its playlist this year, nor do we imagine he'll be on a USO Tour anytime soon.

Realizing the storm of controversy he's unleashed, Soulja, real name DeAndre Cortez Way, subsequently issued a heartfelt mea culpa this morning via the Global Grind.

"As an artist, I let my words get the best of me. Sometimes there are things that we feel, things that we want to express, and when we put them on paper and speak them out loud, they can come out wrong," he wrote in a statement. "When I expressed my frustration with the US Army, not only did my words come out wrong, I was wrong to even speak them. So, I write this to give my sincerest apology to all members of the United States military services, as well as their families that were offended by my most recent lyrics."

The hip-hopster added that he was speaking out of frustration growing up in the "post-9/11" era where he's seen his country fight two seemingly endless wars while failing to take care of the homefront.

"A lot of people in this country are struggling to make ends meet and I think a lot about what if we had never gone to war. Where would our economy be? Our schools, our after-school and work programs, our streets?" he added.

Soulja Boy concluded by saying he never meant to insult those fighting for his freedoms. (Like his freedom to drop $55 million on his own personal jet?)

"In no way do I want to hurt any of our honorable soldiers who put their lives at risk, regardless of how they feel about the two wars we fight in," he said. "I am just frustrated that we haven't been able to bring you all home quick enough and my frustration got the best of me. I am deeply sorry."

He reiterated his feelings in a series of defensive Twitter posts and pleaded ignorance as well.

"I'm sorry I didn't know my music was listened to by so many ears I didn't mean any disrespect. some people just mess with me. y'all know it," he tweeted.

That'll certainly make his fans in uniform feel better.

Here's a look at the video that started it all. Caution: the clip contains explicit language.