June 30, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
DHS Secretary Chertoff Issues Statement re:
Saturday June 30, 2007
Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Chertoff's statement (full text) regarding
Statement by Secretary Chertoff
Release Date: Saturday, June 30, 2007
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
We have been in close contact with our counterparts in the
At this point, I have seen no specific, credible information suggesting that this latest incident is connected to a threat to the homeland. We have no plans at this time to change the national threat level, although we remind everyone that the aviation threat level has been raised to orange since last fall.
However, in an abundance of caution during this holiday period, DHS will be implementing plans to increase our security measures at
We encourage the public to go about their business and recreational plans as usual, but remain vigilant to the events happening in your environment and report any suspicious activities to authorities.
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Witnesses say the vehicle was on fire as it drove at high speed toward the terminal building. The flames spread after it hit the terminal.
No injuries have been reported.
British television showed cellphone images and other video of a vehicle burning at the terminal, with large clouds of black smoke rising from the scene.
June 30, 2007
MSNBC news anchor Mika Brzezinkski nearly snapped when she refused to report on Paris Hilton’s release from prison.
When pressed by her producer and co-anchor, she reached for a lighter and tried to set the news copy on fire. When her colleagues prevented her from doing that she tore up the copy and crumbled it and took another portion to the shredder and shredded it.
I found her colleagues ill-mannered and disrespectful…
She is my hero. Perhaps if more news journalists had this sort of integrity the daily drivel of banality that is often passed-off as news would get better…
On July 1st, 1921 the Union Bridge Pilot wrote:
In a recent letter to The Breeder's Gazette, Mr. F. M. Woods, of
The resulting article, wrote Mr. Woods, read like this:
"Married at the home of the bride's township one mile north and two miles east of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, highly respected residents, of Thursday, January 27, Miss Ethel Drinkwater by the Rev. 18 head of Shorthorns consisting of four bridesmaids dressed in pale blue and carrying calves by their sides. They had tulle veils . . sired by the noted
Also forty-six head of hogs, including the groom's father from
These shoats are thrifty and all relatives of the bride and groom. They all gathered in the spacious dining room after the ceremony and partook of 300 bushels of seed oats, 1,000 bushels of corn, 10 large stacks of millet and alfalfa.
The bride is the youngest daughter of one trusty incubator, capacity 600 eggs, one Jno. Deere five-room cottage and a trip to
By Stan Ruchlewicz
Mr. Ruchlewicz can be reached at sruchlewicz AT westgov DOT com
The 13th Annual “A Month of Sundays” Concert Series Kick Off July 1st
The Human Services Program (HSP) of
This year’s schedule includes: 229th Army Band of the Maryland Army National Guard (Ceremonial/Concert/Rock & Jazz) on July 1st;
The Van-Dells (Oldies/Rock & Roll Show Group) on July 8th;
Yesterday’s News (Rock & Roll) on July 15th;
The Brandy Stills Band (Pure Country/Southern Rock/Top 40 Country) on July 22nd; and
Rich Clare & Pentagon (Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues) on July 29th.
Even though the concerts are free and open to the public, you are encouraged to help the homeless and low-income individuals serviced by HSP by donating one of the following items: personal care items for all ages; baby food, diapers and/or formula; or paper goods or cleaning supplies. The items will be collected at each performance.
As always, food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the great sounds of summer!
Back by popular demand at the
The National Players are
Maryland Ensemble Theatre presents Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at the
The Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s acclaimed “Fun Company” will present a live performance of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the
The formula for this magical family show takes the classic tale and adds a few modern twists and tops it off with some zany jokes to re-invent the beloved tale. Can the goofy troupe of dwarfs save Snow White from the Queen Evilene? Will the handsome Prince be able to wake Snow White in time? Audiences will thoroughly enjoy this new adaptation even if they already know the outcome!
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for Arts Council members, children 12 years & under and seniors 60 years & over. For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, call (410) 848-7272.
Woodland Warrior is the Focus of the July 10th Box Lunch Talk
Come to a very special Box Lunch Talk program and experience the life of an 18th century Native American. Join Brian Johnson, dressed in traditional clothing, as he discusses food, family structure and the way of life of the Iroquois in the late 18th century and the relationship between the Iroquois and local Native Americans.
Presented by the Historical Society of Carroll County (HSCC), The Box Lunch Talks are a monthly lecture series on topics relating to local history. The talks are held the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carroll Post of the American Legion at the corner of East Green and Sycamore Streets.
Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided for all. Or, buy a lunch from the Legion. Lunches must be ordered by 11:30 a.m. by calling the American Legion at (410) 857-7953 for selections and to place an order. Admission is free to Historical Society members and a $3.00 donation is requested from non-members.
Common Ground on the Hill Presents a Summer Concert Week at the
Common Ground on the Hill will be presenting a Summer Concert Week at the
Performing on stage will be many of the presenters and instructors from this year’s Common Ground on the Hill sessions.
On Tuesday, July 10th, the concert week will kick-off with Sakim, Robin Tillery & Jeremy Wright telling Native American Stories and playing the Woodland Flute; Singer/Songwriter Skye Zentz; Bob Zentz and Jeanne McDougall playing Songs of Tradition; Port Righ and Sharon Knowles performing on the Celtic Harp and Pipes; and a performance by the staff of Drumming on the Hill.
Wednesday, July 11th, will feature the Dean of American Songwriting – Bob Franke; Singer/Songwriter Caroline Doctorow; Hawaiian chant and song master Antion; and Acoustic Guitar Master Michael Chapdelaine.
Thursday, July 12th, will be Blues Night with Andy Cohen, Walter Liniger, Harry Orlove, Mike Atherton and Jesse Palidofsky performing.
Friday, July 13th, will have performances by the Maryland Playback Theater Workshop; Native American Songwriter Jack Gladstone; Autoharp Master Bryan Bowers; and the DC Bluegrass Union All-stars, with Tony Trischka, Banjo Master.
All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Adults or $30 for all 4 nights and $5 for children, ages 12 and under. For more information or tickets, call (410) 857-2771.
The “Mystic Isles” are presented in the Community Gallery of the
Visit the British Isles through the works of Shawn Lockhart, Jo Morrison and Gordon Wickes in the Community Gallery of the
Kids’ Summer Movie Series Presents “Fly Away Home” on July 12th at the
The movie is about a father and daughter who help teach wild geese to migrate and learn much more in the process.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for Arts Council members, children 12 years & under and seniors 60 years & over. For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, call (410) 848-7272.
Annual Downtown Library Book
The annual book sale of the
While celebrating 50 years of America’s and Maryland’s Junior Miss Pageants at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, on Saturday, July 14th, one high school senior girl will be selected to receive a college scholarship and sent on an all expenses paid trip to Mobile Alabama to represent Maryland in the national Junior Miss finals. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the pageant will include talent presentations as well as productions by the participating girls. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (443) 277-7694.
“The Big Chill” Arrives at the
members and seniors 60 years & over. For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, call (410) 848-7272.
The Carroll County Public Library will be sponsoring a free screening of “Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire” at the
Live in Concert - Cory Jenkins on July 21st
A live acoustic performance by talented vocalist and songwriter Corey Jenkins will take place on the stage of the
Maryland Ensemble Theatre presents Two Performances of “Bluebird” at the
The Maryland Ensemble will present a performance of “Bluebird” at the
The “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” will be Screened at the
Hang up your Purple and Black with pride because the Baltimore Ravens will be back in action at
Elvis: An American Trilogy
Mr. Brian and the Boppets on Stage at the
Westminster Parks and Recreation Announces Line-Up for Friday Outdoor Movie Nights in August Free outdoor movies are again scheduled for Friday evenings; weather permitting, in August at Westminster City Park, beginning at
9:00 p.m. This year’s line-up includes Charlotte’s Web on August 3rd; Flushed Away on August 10th; How to Eat Fried Worms on August 17th; and Open Season on August 24th. Outdoor Movie Nights are co-sponsored by the City of
Kids’ Summer Movie Series Closes with “The Amazing Panda Adventure” on August 9th
The movie is about a boy named Ryan who went off to
The movie is family fare, with a mixture of totally adorable real and animatronic pandas. The movie was filmed in the
successful breeding of the endangered giant pandas. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for Arts Council members, children 12 years & under and seniors 60 years & over. For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, call (410) 848-7272.
Reconsidering the Evidence: The Finding of Special Order 191 is the Topic for August 14th’s Box Lunch Talk
One of the intriguing aspects of the Antietam campaign of 1862 is the discovery of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s campaign plan (Special Order 191) near
Beverages and dessert are provided for all. Or, buy a lunch from the Legion. Lunches must be ordered by 11:30 a.m. by calling the American Legion at (410) 857-7953 for selections and to place an order. Admission is free to Historical Society members and a $3.00 donation is requested from non-members.
Arts Council to Present the 4th Annual Members Exhibit at the
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information on this exhibit, call the
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of great traditional band music performed by
If you think the Westminster Band sounds great in parades, just wait until you hear them in a concert setting!
Pride in Downtown
For a long time, The Main Street News has shown the great improvements made to Downtown Westminster’s building facades. This month the Main Street News wants to acknowledge the efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster in beautifying Downtown Westminster with flowers and plants. Under the leadership of Lyndi McNulty, the volunteers have planted many locations throughout Downtown, including the concrete planters along
All of these projects are positive steps in enhancing downtown’s physical image and we thank the Kiwanis Club for their efforts.
The Planters along Locust Lane Harold Hubbard and Lyndi McNulty are Hard at Work on the Street Tree Beds are being were Done by the Kiwanis Club Planting Beds at the Col. Rosser Parking Lot on W. Main Street Planted with Hosta & Day Lilies
Notes from Businesses
The month of July brings only 1 night of cooking classes to Giulianova Groceria & Italian Deli,
Of course, the participants get to try each of these delightful treats too. August will have Bill showing you how to prepare Pomodoro al Maryland (Ripe red late summer tomato, broiled and stuffed with Maryland jumbo lump crabmeat and asiago cheese); risotto stuffed zucchini; and stuffed pork tenderloin (stuffed with fresh basil and parmigiano, pan seared then broiled).
The August class will be held on August 16th, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The cost of the each class is $35 per person. Reservations and deposits of 25% are now being accepted for all classes. For more information, call (410) 876-7425.
Maggie’s Restaurant at 310 East Green will begin their annual Tour of America Menus beginning on July 5th. Every week Maggie’s will present a menu reflective of the selected community. This year’s tour includes
The Two-Headed Pheasant Pub in Johannson’s Dining House at 4 West Main Street will have Live Jazz every Tuesday night in July from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., featuring such acts as The Eric Byrd Trio on July 3rd; The Standard Delivery Jazz Combo on July 17th; The John Seligman Trio on July 24th; and Steve Flynn’s Sinatra Tribute on July 31st.
The Two-Headed Pheasant Pub’s monthly Blues Nights in July and August will feature Johnny Rawls on Thursday, July 19th and Skyla Burrell on Thursday, August 23rd from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Down Under Sportsbar & Grill in Johannson’s Dining House at
O’Lordans Irish Pub at
New Faces or Different Places
The offices of Leon A. Podolak & Associates have moved to
Semiramis – A Mediterranean Grill, featuring great Shawarmas and Kabobs, is now open at
Clementines Country Boutique, formerly Crafters Alley, at
Speaking of anniversaries, Ain’t That a Frame at
If you have a business happening you want to share with the Westminster Main Street Community, please feel free to email Stan Ruchlewicz at sruchlewicz AT westgov DOT com with the information for inclusion in a future issue.
Looking Ahead Downtown….
Here are a few events happening in Downtown Westminster in the months of September and October. More information will be provided in the
Every Saturday in September & October – Downtown
September 11th - Box Lunch Tax – The Traditional Art of Papermaking -– Noon – Carroll Post, American Legion - $
September 25th –
September 26th – FallFest Mile Run and Parade – 7:00 p.m. –
September 27th – 30th – The 29th Annual
September 28th – Midnight Madness – 6:00 p.m. to Midnight – Downtown
October 9th - Box Lunch Tax – Schoolbells and Slates -– Noon – Carroll Post, American Legion - $
October 30th – Halloween Parade – 6:00 p.m. -
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, By Roger Friedman, Fox News
But it was the portion of the column, “Angelina Jolie Has 'Mighty Heart' Failure” that caught my eye.
In recent conversations with fellow journalists and other folks who like movies, I found myself in the “club” that understands that the movie tells a profound and compelling story that otherwise many of us would flock to see.
More often than not I can easily allow the value of a piece of art to overcome issues such as politics and personalities.
But whether it speaks well of me or not, I have just not been able to go to this movie because of Angelina Jolie. I simply do not want to support someone who promotes her politics in such a manner that she really annoys me.
I will often make buying decisions based on supporting this or that person in the community for whom I like the value they bring to the community or I like how they support the community.
I bought a Prius 18 months ago because I simply do not like buying gas and having my money go to folks who want to kill me, my fellow countrymen and women and my friends and colleagues serving in
Locally, I prefer to patronize restaurants and businesses in
In the case of the recent uber-politicalization of Hollywood, I have found that I just do not want to contribute to Ms. Jolie’s causes and politics. And I will not to her movies… Fortunately some folks in Hollywood understand that – too many others do not…
Anyway, Mr. Friedman writes that apparently there are lots of folks out there who do not want to support Ms. Jolie – and that is a crying shame… But whatever.
Mr. Friedman writes, in part:
Angelina Jolie can't be happy today about the fate of her latest film.
"A Mighty Heart," released last Friday, has turned into a cold fish at the box office. After opening with a less-than-stellar $3.9 million weekend, the Michael Winterbottom film has taken a subsequent nose dive.
On Monday, the film had the biggest drop of any in the top ten, taking in only $398,000. Things improved slightly on Tuesday, with $418,000. (These are rounded off numbers derived from boxofficemojo.com.)
But as far as the future is concerned, for now at least, "A Mighty Heart" is a mighty failure.
This is too bad. The film is very, very good, and the subject matter is important. For filmgoers who complain that there's nothing out there for adults, "A Mighty Heart" should be a must-see experience.
But it's Jolie herself who has turned off audiences. Her publicity blitz as mother of the year from tattooed, blood accessorizing whack job has simply not gone over well. And her anti-press campaign in the week of the film's premiere couldn't have helped. (My emphasis)
One wonders now if Jolie can still convince audiences she's an actress. It's possible her public persona has become so indelible that moviegoers can't accept her as a fictional person other than Lara Croft, tomb raider and cartoon character.
The loss, of course, goes to Mariane Pearl, whose own story and that of her beloved husband Daniel is more important than Angelina Jolie.
Read the rest here: Angelina Jolie Has 'Mighty Heart' Failure
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Friday, June 29, 2007
Agenda for the Week of July 2, 2007 ~ Revision 1
Please Note: This weekly agenda is subject to change. Please call 410-386-2043 to confirm a meeting you plan to attend. All meetings will be held at the
Room 311. (Unless otherwise noted)
- Indicates Outside Activities
Monday – July 2, 2007
Tuesday – July 3, 2007
10:00 a.m. Board of
Management & Budget ~ Mr. Ted Zaleski
Request Approval to Proceed for Public Hearing
Proposed Amendments Chapter 223 ~ Revising Administrative Procedures Related to Rezonings & Amendments
Department of the
Request Approval to Proceed for Public Hearing
Amending Chapter 223 to Restrict Billboard Placement along the Hampstead
Department of the
Execution of Contract of Purchase ~Hyde’s Quarry
Department of the
Exercise Option to Purchase ~ Gilbert/Siford Property at
708 Old Westminster Pike
Department of Public Works ~ Mr. J. Michael Evans
Tuesday – July 3, 2007 ~ Continued
Request Approval ~ YMCA Community Development Block Grant ~
4th Quarter Report
Department of Management & Budget ~ Mr. Ted Zaleski
Department of Citizen Services ~ Mrs. Jolene Sullivan
Request Approval to Proceed for Public Hearing
Proposed Text Amendment of Wineries as a Conditional Use within the Conservation District
Department of Economic Development ~ Mr. Larry Twele
Request Approval ~ Food Service Proposal ~ Martin's Catering
Carroll County Detention Center ~ Major Steve Reynolds
Chief of Staff Time ~ Mr. Steve Powell
Wednesday – July 4, 2007
Thursday – July 5, 2007
Friday – July 6, 2007
Saturday – July 7, 2007
Sunday – July 8, 2007
8:05 a.m. “The Commissioners’ Report” – WTTR
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