Friday, March 27, 2015

Police officer shot in Roxbury - Metro - The Boston Globe

Police officer shot in Roxbury - Metro - The Boston Globe:

"By Jeremy C. Fox, Melissa Hanson and Sean P. MurphyGLOBE CORRESPONDENTS AND GLOBE STAFF  MARCH 27, 2015"

A Boston police officer credited with helping to save the life of a Transit officer who was wounded in a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers in Watertown was shot in the face Friday night in a confrontation in Roxbury that left a suspect dead and an innocent bystander injured.

John Moynihan, 34, was in critical condition at Boston Medical Center late Friday after a gang unit stop turned violent, and Commissioner William B. Evans said he was “fighting for his life.”

Moynihan had assisted Transit police officer Richard H. Donohue Jr, who was shot and bleeding to death when police tried to apprehend Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in April of 2013, said Lieutenant Michael P. McCarthy of Boston police.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maryland State Police Line of Duty Death: On March 25, 1998, Trooper Raymond Armstead


Maryland State Police Line of Duty Death: On March 25, 1998, Trooper Raymond Armstead, 27 years old and a 14 month veteran of the Maryland State Police died in a car crash while on duty. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/maryland-state-police-line-of-duty.html

On March 25, 1998, Trooper Raymond Armstead, 27 years old and a 14 month veteran of the Maryland State Police was operating his patrol vehicle northbound on I-295, south of Powder Mill Road in Prince George's County when he observed someone on the shoulder of the road waving their arms for assistance.

Realizing there had been an accident, Trooper Armstead attempted to cross the lanes of traffic to assist the stranded motorists. As Trooper Armstead focused on the shoulder activity, the traffic ahead of him stopped. Trooper Armstead's patrol car collided with a van that was stopped in front of him causing him to become trapped in his vehicle for approximately 30 minutes. Once extracted, Trooper Armstead was flown to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3:00 pm
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17 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out

17 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out: "By Amanda MacMillan

You're probably all too aware of the major sources of stress in your life -- money, your terrible commute, the construction workers who start jackhammering at 5 a.m. But stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. "There are plenty of chronic strains and low-grade challenges that don't necessarily overwhelm you in the moment, but almost take more of a toll in the long run," says Scott Schieman, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University of Toronto. These are some of unexpected reasons why you might feel anxious or agitated. By recognizing them for what they are, says Schieman, you can better prepare to cope." ...  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/21/surprising-stress-causes_n_6849250.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away


Arrangements for Robin Chenoweth were just announced…Viewing Monday with services Tuesday morning. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/carroll-county-fire-fighter-and-ems.html


Update, Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2015: Funeral arrangements for Robin Chenoweth have just been announced… It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Robin Chenoweth.

Viewings will be held at Sykesville FD on Monday 3/23 from 1400-1600 and 1800-2000 with a Fire Dept Memorial Service at 1900hrs. Funeral Service will be Tuesday 3/24 at Sykesville FD at 1000hrs with a procession to the Church in Gamber for interment. A lunch-in will follow at Gamber FD. 

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Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/03/carroll-county-fire-fighter-and-ems.html

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sadly, I just heard that Carroll County fire fighter and EMS provider Robin Chenoweth passed away at 3:20 pm. She was surrounded by family and friends. Details on arrangements will be posted once finalized... We are all so sad and will miss our friend dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and our colleagues. Photo by Richard Koons Photography

In this picture from July 12, 2009, Robin Chenoweth checks on the welfare of a firefighter at an early morning apartment fire at 500 Robin’s Way in Westminster. Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2009/07/early-morning-westminster-fire-sends.html
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Friday, March 20, 2015

My copy of the pamphlet on the 1979 Maryland Public Ethics Law and some thoughts on the current Maryland Ethics disclosure law.

My copy of the pamphlet on the 1979 Maryland Public Ethics Law and some thoughts on the current Maryland Ethics disclosure law.


For your files, please find from my old papers a copy of a pamphlet that the State Dept. of Legislative References published in early 1979 about the newly enacted Maryland Public Ethics Law which went into effect on July 1, 1979.

I have long-since forgotten the context of the law or what particular incident may have precipitated the law.

I do remember that at the time fulfilling the requirements of the law were relatively effortless and unremarkable.

According to some individuals close to the situation, “legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2010 required local ethics ordinances to be at least as stringent as state law. At the time, many municipal government officials expressed alarm over the breadth of the new financial disclosure requirements. Municipal officials were concerned that the broad requirements would deter capable new candidates from seeking local office and influence current elected officials to decline to seek reelection.

“Bills introduced in the 2014 session of the General Assembly by Senator Raskin and Delegates Gilchrist and Haddaway-Riccio sought to exempt local municipal elected officials from disclosing certain items.

In 2015, the Maryland Municipal League is taking a different approach to this legislation. Rather than exempting elected municipal officials and candidates for municipal office from filing financial disclosure statements, or certain information therein, this legislation would shield certain confidential information from public inspection absent a finding by a local ethics commission of a violation of any part of the municipalities’ financial disclosure or conflict of interest requirements.

“Specifically, the law would shield information regarding a spouse or dependent child, and, unless related to a business entity with which the municipality has conducted business within the last 10 years, the candidate or elected official’s interests in real property located outside the municipal corporation, interests in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, employment information, and indebtedness.

“All of the above information would still be reported and submitted to the local ethics commission, be available to the local board of elections, and to the courts; however, it would not be releasable to the public absent a finding by the ethics commission of a violation.”

I was elected to the Common Council of the City of Westminster in 1999 and served as Mayor from 2001 until 2005.  In these capacities, and particularly as Mayor, I expended numerous hours engaged in activities in furtherance of the interests of the City and its residents and businesses.

At all times during my elected service, I worked in non-City-related employment, as a businessman, farmer, artist, and free-lance journalist.

I currently find the requirements of the Model Ordinance to be unreasonably burdensome. Although, in my capacity as an elected official, I thoroughly understand that I have no reasonable expectation of privacy as to information that is relevant to my service as a municipal employee, the Model Ordinance presents an opportunity for an excessive arbitrary invasion of my personal privacy, unrelated to the purpose and intent of the State Public Ethics Law, because the required disclosures would include information neither relevant, material, nor reasonably calculated to lead to the disclosure of pertinent information related in any way to my public service.

I take pride and satisfaction in my past service for our citizens as an elected official in Westminster, notwithstanding the fact that my expenses as an elected official exceeded the compensation provided by the Charter of the City of Westminster

I am unaware of any conduct by a City elected official or by a candidate for City elective office during my tenure that presented either a conflict of interest or the appearance of conflict of interest that would have been identified and corrected by the Model Ordinance but that would have been missed by the City’s Proposed Ordinance.

In my view, the provisions of the Model Ordinance, if not modified and revised as set forth in the City’s Proposed Ordinance, impose a substantial hardship and an undue intrusion upon the personal privacy of persons who choose to run for and serve in public office in the City of Westminster, without accomplishing any significant benefit in terms of protecting the public that would justify the hardship or invasion of privacy.

Although I, along with current and former municipal officials throughout the state, understand that in order for municipal government, the government that is closest to the people, to be effective, it must be transparent and open, approachable and accessible.

Strong ethics ordinances are critical for local government to effective, vibrant and meaningful.

My family has been involved in municipal government for many-generations dating back to before the 1890s. It is my insight that adoption of the Model Ordinance is over-kill and as such would significantly reduce the availability of qualified individuals for public service and encourages currently- elected officials to decline to seek reelection.

I do not know the status of the current legislation in the Maryland General Assembly. I do know that the current law is so severe, punishing and draconian that many good folks who would make great local municipal officials have quietly opted-out of participating in local government as a result of the new law.

Many current officials have determined that it is punitive in nature but find themselves unwilling to publicly challenge it for fear of being subjected to political and media ridicule – so they have simply decided to quietly opt-out from serving.

It should be further noted that no one can serve in public office without the support of their family. Family members across the state have objected to disclosing aspects of their personal life that have nothing to do with the material conduct of municipal government.

The nature and breadth of issues that municipal government officials deal with are far narrower than those that state and even county officials address. It stands to reason that the nature and breadth of financial disclosure of municipal officials versus state officials should parallel those differences.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some snow and ice still remains on the Westminster Wakefield Valley Trail

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Earlier in wk Westminster Band gave a great presentation at HSCC Box Lunch Talk

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Lonely is the rummer that finally gets out for a run after a long winter break

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Washington Post: Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest - By Justin Moyer

Two police officers shot amid Ferguson protest


By Justin Moyer March 12, 2015

This post has been updated.

Two police officers have been shot near a protest in Ferguson, Mo.

“Two officers shot in #Ferguson,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Susan Weich tweeted at around 12:30 a.m. local time. “Shots came from a house up the hill across from police station … Witness said one of cops shot in face … First officer taken away was white.”

At a press conference at around 2:00 a.m. local time, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said a 44-year-old officer was shot in the shoulder, and a 32-year-old officer was shot in the face. Both were conscious and expected to survive.

“This is a very dangerous environment for officers to work in,” Belmar said. He said while the shots did not come from the protesters, his officers were targeted while in front of the department. “Police officers were standing there and they were shot,” he said.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Midweek Lenton worship services at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster Md

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U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo

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HAVANA Mon Mar 2, 2015 - (Reuters) - The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners, while urging the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo on trade with the island.

Two former agriculture secretaries, a number of state agriculture officials and representatives of various state farm bureaus are among the 95 people making the trip, which was organized by the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba. That group was formed after the Dec. 17 announcement the United States and Communist-run Cuba would restore diplomatic relations.

"The message we hope will get back to Washington is that we are a unifying voice that would like to see Congress act in 2015 and end the embargo," Cargill executive Devry Boughner Vorwerk, chairwoman of the coalition, said in an interview.

The coalition says U.S. farmers are hungry for a $2 billion market so close to home and frustrated by U.S. restrictions.

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Anxiety No More - Tips for Beating Anxiety Without Medication

Anxiety No More - Tips for Beating Anxiety Without Medicationhttp://www.chacha.com/gallery/3390/tips-for-beating-anxiety-without-medication/32613

"ANXIETY NO MORE 1 OF 12

If you struggle with any level of anxiety, you know that it's one of the most frightening feelings you can have. Once you are set off, you can become almost paralyzed by fear, unable to take care of even basic tasks. When these attacks happen at night, it can make it nearly impossible to fall asleep, which then affects your behavior throughout the entire day.

 The particularly scary thing about having an anxiety attack is that it can come out of nowhere, and the symptoms resemble those of heart attacks and other serious health problems. When the person begins to imagine that something more serious is wrong, the anxiety worsens, as do the symptoms. It's a vicious cycle of fear and pain.

 For many people who suffer from severe anxiety disorders, medications are available to help combat the symptoms. Though this can be beneficial, many people search for behavioral alternatives to deal with their anxiety on a daily basis rather than taking medications.

Click through this gallery for 10 ideas of small ways you can fight anxiety without medication!" http://www.chacha.com/gallery/3390/tips-for-beating-anxiety-without-medication/32613

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A record 3,415 Americans ditch their passports - Feb. 12, 2015

A record 3,415 Americans ditch their passports - Feb. 12, 2015:

"Goodbye, sayonara, ciao, Uncle Sam!

The number of Americans choosing to give up their passports hit a record 3,415 last year, up 14% from 2013, and 15 times more than in 2008, when only 231 people renounced their citizenship.

Experts say the recent surge is coming from expats who no longer want to deal with complicated tax paperwork, a burden that has only gotten worse in recent years.

Unlike most countries, the U.S. taxes all citizens on income, no matter where it is earned or where they live. The mountain of paperwork can be so complicated that expats are often forced to fork over high fees to hire an accountant -- some say they pay as much as $1,000.

Related: Giving up your U.S. passport? It's going to cost you" Read more:

http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/12/pf/americans-expat-citizenship-passports/index.html?iid=EL

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Economists worried euro could sink to dollar's worth in 2015

Economists worried euro could sink to dollar's worth in 2015:

"This post originally appeared on Business Insider. By Mike Bird

 The euro crumbled below a new benchmark in early trading Tuesday, falling below $1.08 for the first time in 11 years, and just kept sliding all day. At 4:30 p.m. GMT (12:30 a.m. ET) it dropped to as low as low as $1.0709, down 1.32 percent.

Less than a week ago, it was above $1.10.

And just 12 months ago, the euro reached an 18-month high against the dollar, at nearly $1.40. It has plunged 22.5 percent since then. Here's how it looks:

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Monday, March 09, 2015

Air Strike on Taliban Snipers | The Hornet's Nest



Published on Sep 11, 2014
US soldiers take fire from a nearby ridge. An airstrike is called in to remove the threat.
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Commissioners oppose state tax breaks for military, first responders, elderly

Commissioners oppose state tax breaks for military, first responders, elderly

Commissioners oppose state tax breaks for military, first
responders, elderly
Board says cuts would hurt Carroll's revenue stream

Wiley Hayes, Times Staff Writer March 7, 2015


The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is unified in
opposition to several proposed tax cuts in the General Assembly that would
affect the retirement incomes of military personnel, first responders, the
elderly, the disabled and property taxes for small business.

Commissioner Richard Rothschild, R-District 4, said there
are three reasons why the board is against the bills.

Concerning the bills that would only affect the military and
law enforcement, the commissioners oppose any tax cut that favors government
employees over the private sector, Rothschild said.

The commissioners also believe the cuts should be introduced
incrementally to lessen the impact they would have on Carroll's revenue stream.



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Some parents across the country are revolting against standardized testing - The Washington Post

Some parents across the country are revolting against standardized testing - The Washington Post

 March 7, 2015 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/some-parents-across-the-country-are-revolting-against-standardized-testing/2015/03/05/e2abd062-c1e1-11e4-9ec2-b418f57a4a99_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

"A growing number of parents are refusing to let their children take standardized tests this year, arguing that civil disobedience is the best way to change what they say is a destructive overemphasis on tests in the nation’s public schools. 

The resistance comes as most states roll out new tests aligned to the Common Core academic standards and as Congress struggles to rewrite the federal law that has defined the role of testing in schools for the past decade.

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 “What I’m hearing from the opt-out parents is maybe this is the last chance to get the legislature’s attention,” said Mark Neal, an Ohio superintendent who is an outspoken critic of the new Common Core tests. 

 Neal pulled his son, a third-grader, out of PARCC testing this year — one of the Common Core exams — as did the parents of about 20 percent of students who were supposed to take tests in his small district east of Columbus.

“We’ve never had anything like this before,” Neal said. “We’ve never had this many tests, we’ve never spent this much time testing.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/some-parents-across-the-country-are-revolting-against-standardized-testing/2015/03/05/e2abd062-c1e1-11e4-9ec2-b418f57a4a99_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

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