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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

At the Historical Society of Carroll County box lunch talk

At the Historical Society of Carroll County box lunch talk. Architectural historian Ken Short tis giving a talk on architecture. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Caroline leads a group of scouts in a class...

18Mar2019 Fire safety, Fire safety… Caroline leads a group of scouts in a class in fire safety... at the Westminster Fire Company. Disney's "Wild about Safety." Oxygen, Fuel, and heat. Get down, get out, stay out. Stop, drop, and roll.

Muslims celebrate holiday - Carroll County Times Jan. 21, 2005

Muslims celebrate holiday - Carroll County Times Jan. 21, 2005

Muslims celebrate holiday By Jaime Bloss, Times Staff Writer
Friday, January 21, 2005 updated 15Mar2019 due to a link that no longer works…


BRENDAN BUSH/STAFF PHOTO Muslims kneel in prayer as they meet for a community gathering to commemorate the holiday of Eid al-Adha at the Best Western in Westminster.

About 50 Muslim men, women, and children assembled in Westminster Thursday morning for the first community gathering for holiday prayers to commemorate Eid al-Adha.

[…]

Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff spoke after the prayers Thursday morning.

"We all share a common belief in our families, we all share a common belief in our community, and we all share a common belief in God," Dayhoff said.

[…]

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After removing their shoes, attendees sat or knelt on sheets laid out on one side of the room. The people sat in rows, with the men in front and women and children in the back.

Before the start of the holiday prayers, which were spoken in Arabic, some male attendees focused on traditional holiday chants, said only twice a year.

Mohamed Esa, who helped to organize the prayer event at the Best Western Catering and Conference Center, addressed the group before the imam, or prayer leader, began the prayers.

"We are truly making history today .... Today, we are truly a Muslim community in the making," Esa said.

Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Ishmael, his first son, as commanded by God, known as Allah in Arabic.

After seeing Abraham's dedication to him, God sent a sheep to be sacrificed in Ishmael's place.

The feast of sacrifice is part of the annual pilgrimage, or hajj, to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, where the prophet Mohammed first received the Quran holy book.

Muslims try to this make this pilgrimage once in their lifetimes. During the hajj, the pilgrims focus on prayer and meditation.

Eid al-Adha is celebrated worldwide with the sacrifice of a sheep or goat, a portion of which is given to the poor.

"In addition to, or instead of, sacrificing an animal, this year, many Muslims opted to donate money to the tsunami victims," Esa said.

Members of the Carroll County Islamic community have donated more than $5,000 in the past two weeks for tsunami relief in Sumatra and Sri Lanka, he said.

Westminster Mayor Kevin Dayhoff spoke after the prayers Thursday morning.

"We all share a common belief in our families, we all share a common belief in our community, and we all share a common belief in God," Dayhoff said.

Some of those gathered for the holiday prayers were meeting other Muslims in the area for the first time, said Sohail Mahmood of Westminster, who attended with his wife and children.

In previous years, Muslims in Carroll had to travel to Washington, D.C., or the Baltimore area to worship.

"We've never had this before," said Mahmood. "We made history."

Waqar Ahmed, who helped plan the event, hoped misunderstandings about their religion could be cleared up through this event and similar events in the future.

"We are a very peaceful, loving people," said Ahmed, of Westminster.

A group of doctors in Westminster began gathering in one of their offices in August to participate in prayers, according to Dr. Syed Hosain, an event organizer.

Other Muslims found out about the gathering and began attending.

The group moved from meeting in the offices to a room in a local hotel.

After outgrowing that space, pastors at the Westminster Church of the Brethren agreed to let them use the church's basement to gather, he said.

The church's pastors have been supportive in allowing them to use the space, Hosain said.

"I think we've been very blessed," Hosain said.

Now 25 to 30 people get together for Friday prayers in the basement of the Westminster Church of the Brethren, he said.


"I never realized there were so many Muslims in Westminster," Hosain said. "It was wonderful to find out."
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

CBS News article: Shocked by surprise medical bills?

CBS News article: Shocked by surprise medical bills?

This is an interesting article that sheds some additional light on a difficult topic, but actually provides little practical advice.

Nevertheless, I am going to park it on my page and put a copy of it in my efiles. I used to write a good bit on health, medicine, the history of health and medicine, and public policy until the subject became too toxic and various advocates began to advocate for particular positions by being particularly unpleasant.

Locally, not a month goes by in which someone does not reach out for help negotiating unexpected excessive medical bills – and increasingly folks are coming up against incredibly poor customer service. It appears that too many healthcare and insurance providers have become far too big to manage.

Anyway – the article: CBS News – “Shocked by surprise medical bills? Here's what you can do” by Walecia Konrad - CBS News - Sunday, March 17, 2019

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/surprise-medical-bills-send-you-into-shock-how-to-avoid-getting-hit/

57 percent of Americans have been hit with a bill not covered by their insurance.

Seeing out-of-network medical professionals is the leading cause of surprise bills.

The problem is so bad that Congress may actually take bipartisan action to fix it.

Meantime, you can take several steps to avoid a surprise bill.

Surprise medical bills seem to getting more outrageous by the day. There's the Texas man who was billed $108,951 when he was taken to an out-of-network hospital following a heart attack. Or the Vermont skier who paid $18,442 in hospital bills after she broke her leg on the slopes. Then there's the almost $18,000 urine test from an out-of-network lab.

Surprise medical billing — when patients receive a bill not covered by insurance through no fault of their own — has affected 57 percent of American adults, according to a recent University of Chicago survey.

These unwelcome requests for payment most often come after patients are treated at hospitals and emergency rooms by physicians and other medical professionals who aren't part of their health insurance network. 

Four out of 10 respondents to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll said they had an unexpected bill from a hospital, lab or doctor in the past year.

General outrage over outsized medical charges and efforts to publicize surprise medical bills by Kaiser News, CBS and other outlets may have encouraged Congress to engage in one of its few bipartisan efforts.

Read much more here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/surprise-medical-bills-send-you-into-shock-how-to-avoid-getting-hit/

Medicine Health, Medicine Health cost
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Carroll County’s latest air unit


Carroll County's latest air unit. Nothing tugs at the heart like watching a friend spend some special time with his little red wagon. 9Mar2019

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Susan B. Anthony, “Cautious, careful people…”


Susan B. Anthony, “Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect reform.”

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A tribute to the passing of 4 great Carroll countians who made a difference: Haddad McDonald Schaeffer Law


A tribute to the passing of 4 Carroll countians

10Mar2019 by Kevin Dayhoff

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Seems that my Sunday article in the Carroll County Times is not online. Makes me sad. The good news is that the paper printed the long version. The story may be accessed in the digital edition – find it here: http://tinyurl.com/4GR8CCians

The year 2019 has hardly begun and already the march of time has not been kind for a number of older, distinguished Carroll countians.

Among the folks who have made a difference in the community, whom we have lost in the first two months of the year are: • Richard Haddad, 77, who died Thursday, January 31, 2019. • David McDonald, 68, a former pharmaceutical representative and owner of Westminster Rare Coins who died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Bobbye Schaeffer, 93, of the Schaeffer Lumber Company family in Westminster, died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Lorien Nursing and Rehab Center in Taneytown. • Dr. Alton Law, 85, of Westminster died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from complications related to a rare neurological disease.

For now, until the story is posted online – you can read it in the digital edition: http://digitaledition.carrollcountytimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=71f79254-b725-40a7-9515-18ad93192e5b&fbclid=IwAR2Ei6OWXOJIr2U4oTbGC_spIxxuEguiDJfKVuORDewEzc64R9sz__AkgV4

The “Life&Times” section of the Carroll County Times may be found here: http://digitaledition.carrollcountytimes.com/html5/mobile/production/default.aspx?pubid=b45ee690-df4b-4d65-9c5f-583e98fcc731

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John H. Cunningham was a charter member of the Md. State Fireman’s Assoc.

John H. Cunningham was a charter member of the Md. State Fireman’s Assoc.

 

At the time of his death, Cunningham “was believed to be McDaniel - Western Maryland College's oldest living alumnae… and the State's only living charter member of the Maryland State Fireman's Association

 

When John Cunningham died, he was America's Oldest Banker in Years of Continuous Service. He was a lifelong member of the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose co. No. 1.

 

February 24, 2019 by Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No 1 Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff

 

It is only fitting and appropriate that from time to time we take a moment to remember some of the many great Carroll Countians that have gone before us.

 

On December 31, 1965, John Cunningham passed away within a few hours of 99th birthday. Local historian Jay Graybeal wrote of “his rich life, including his interests in bicycling, walking and poker,” in a March 16, 1997 column in the Carroll County Times.

An earlier shorter version of this story appeared in the Carroll County Times on January 13th, 2019. Please find the article here: https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/cc-lt-dayhoff-011319-story.html. This version of a story about Mr. Cunningham is the long version with all the edits restored.

Finding a picture of Mr. Cunningham has been nearly impossible – except, I did finally find a picture of him at the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 - although the picture was damaged by the April 6, 1906 H. H. Harbaugh's Palace Livery Stable fire. The livery stable and residence was located next to the Fire House on East Main St in Westminster. The fire, which destroyed the huge building, also burned a portion of the Westminster fire station and the Westminster city offices that were located on the second floor of the station.

To put 1965 and the mid-1960s into some perspective, our country was just beginning a new phase of the Vietnam War; with the introduction of the first combat troops on February 9, 1965. Before we had, “advisors” engaged in the conflict. Later in the year, on November 14, the Battle of the Ia Drang began in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It was the first major engagement of the war between regular American and North Vietnamese forces. Shortly afterwards, the pentagon told President Lyndon Johnson that the number of troops needed to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.

At home, the Civil Rights movement was on the forefront of many as around 1965 was the last year that restaurants and such were segregated in Westminster. Malcolm X was assassinated in New York at the Audubon Ballroom on February 21.

Bloody Sunday had occurred on March 7 as 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights marchers were finally successful, after three attempts, to walk from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama. On August 6, President Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

It was 1964 that Carroll County administrator George Grier went to New York to begin negotiations with Random House to build a book distribution center in Westminster. At that time in the negotiations, adequate supplies of water was a sticking point, among many issues that were subsequently ironed out before the facility opened on July 14, 1967, according to “From Our Front Porch,” a history of Carroll County from 1900-1999, by Jim Lee.

And oh in 1964 ice cream cost 89 cents per half gallon

Graybeal shared with us Cunningham’s obituary, which appeared on January 1, 1966, in an unidentified newspaper. The obituary began: "John H. Cunningham, believed to have been the oldest banker in the United States, died yesterday at his home… His wife, the former Mary Irwin, died in 1949… He was a past master of the Masonic order and was a member of the Westminster Church of Christ.”

Cunningham was born on New Year’s Day in 1867. According to his obit, “On January 1, 1885, while a senior at Western Maryland College, Mr. Cunningham began his banking career as a clerk with the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, [at 105 E. Main St. in Westminster] following the footsteps of his father William, who was a clerk there.”

He worked in the same office, with the same employer for his entire life – from 1885 until when he passed away in 1965. “Many days he walked the mile to work from his home at 95 West Green Street.” 

Graybeal reported; “His long career in banking was recognized by a telegram from President Kennedy in 1963.” 

The telegram said: "Congratulations on being named by your friends and associates in Westminster and Carroll County as "America's Oldest Banker in Years of Continuous Service." Your 77 years record as a banker is certainly an impressive one and you deserve all the honors, which have been given you…”

He was well-known for his punctuality and folklore attests that “fellow employees reportedly set their watches by him,” as he would arrive at his desk “every working day promptly at 9 a.m. and would not leave until 3 in the afternoon…” It was also noted “that Mr. Cunningham had not missed a town meeting in Westminster since 1883, the year he became old enough to vote.

Cunningham played poker every Tuesday night between 7 and 11 p.m. sharp, at “Thelma Hoffman's restaurant at 216 E. Main Street [later known as Cockey’s Tavern] in Westminster.” Among his partners were Ben Thomas, Paul Whitmore, Miller Richardson, Ralph Bonsack, Frank Leidy, Theodore Brown and Norman Boyle.”

Cunningham was also well known for his New Year’s Day tradition of an all day poker game, “that began promptly at 11 a.m., broke for dinner at 5 p.m., then resumed until 11 p.m.”

At the time of his death, Cunningham “was believed to be Western Maryland College's oldest living alumnae… and the State's only living charter member of the Maryland State Fireman's Association.”

The January 1, 1966 obituary reported that: “Cunningham's interest in politics was rewarded during the Coolidge Administration with his appointment in 1923 as Surveyor of Customs at Baltimore, a post he held for nine years. In 1911, Mr. Cunningham ran unsuccessfully for State Comptroller.”

“Beside politics and poker, Mr. Cunningham loved walking. On weekends as late as 1964, he hiked along country roads, a white handkerchief tied to his cane, for safety.”

When he was 97 years old, he explained in a November 1964 interview: "I only walk half as far and about half as fast as I used to… It's a strain to walk more than 4 or 5 miles…"

“In his earlier days… [he] was a bicyclist of renown… According to a banker's association bulletin, in 1898 he bicycled 200 miles from Westminster to Atlantic City, N.J…” He waited to give up driving until he was approximately 92 years old.

In full disclosure, I met Cunningham in the early 1960s upon the occasion of one of his visits to City Hall to talk with City of Westminster Mayor Joseph L. Mathias who served on the Westminster Common Council May 1927 to May 1937 and Mayor from May 18, 1942 to December 3, 1963. To the best of my knowledge, I have only written about Cunningham a couple of times. Most notably, a portion of this column was previously published in 2006.

Carroll County is fortunate to have many great community leaders still with us. We should all take time to pause and thank them for their service to our community – whether we agree with them or disagree. 

Every one of them is working hard to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. In 2019, may we all work hard to rekindle a renewed sense of civility and have as full and vigorous a life as Mr. John Cunningham – playing poker, bicycling and walking many four or five miles is optional. God Bless and Happy New Year. 




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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Twenty years ago: Westminster will conduct a General Election on MONDAY, MAY 10, 1999

Twenty years ago: Westminster will conduct a General Election on MONDAY, MAY 10, 1999


March 1, 1999
CITY OF WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND
GENERAL ELECTION

The City of Westminster will conduct a General Election on

MONDAY, MAY 10, 1999 between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M., for the election of three members of the Common Council, to serve for four-year terms.

Each candidate for election shall file a Declaration of Intention of Candidacy with the City Clerk, accompanied by a $25.00 filing fee, not later than 5:00 P.M., on Monday, April 12, 1999.

POLLING PLACES:

Precinct WE 01 includes the entire section of the City that is located east of Md. Rt. 31. Those persons registered with the County Board of Supervisors of Elections to vote in municipal elections in this precinct, will use as their polling place the social hall of the new Westminster Fire Station, located at 28 John Street.

Precinct WE 02 includes the remaining section of the City that is located west of Md. Rt. 31. Those persons registered with the County Board of Supervisors of Elections to vote in municipal elections in this precinct, will use as their polling place the Westminster Community Center building (swimming pool property), located at 325 Royer Road.

THE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL OF WESTMINSTER


   KENNETH A. YOWAN
     Mayor

ATTEST:

JOHN D. DUDDERAR
         City Clerk

Labels: Westminster Elections 19990510 Council, Westminster Elections




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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Dinner at the Westminster Fire Company


Dinner at the Westminster Fire Company. It's another snow event out. Be safe out there, the roads are getting a bit slippery. Just chill. Spring will be here soon enough. 3March2019

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I am the flag of the United States of America


I am the flag of the United States of America.

(Image courtesy of the Westminster Municipal Band – they are awesome. Just saying.)

My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom. I am confident.
I am arrogant. I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners,
My head is a little higher,
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appamatox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
I was there. I led my troops.
I was dirty, battleworn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.

I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
I have helped set free. It does not hurt for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled in the streets of my country.
And when it's done by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of earth and
stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have born silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battle field,
when I am flown at halfmast to honor my soldier,
or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,

I am proud.
I am the flag of the United States of America.

Originally entitled, My Name is Old Glory by Howard Schnauber
© 1994 the author [Mr. Schnauber has given permission to the public to use this poem for program or publishing purposes. Please credit the Fort Collins Public Library Local History Archive, Oral History Interview of Mr. Howard Schnauber, the author.]

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Details of the death of KTLA news anchor Chris Burrous released.


Details of the death of KTLA news anchor Chris Burrous released.

Apparently, it is one of those days in which it is not safe to read the news. First, there is the not so family-friendly story coming out of California about the sudden death of KTLA news anchor Chris Burrous.

Burrous, who is married to another journalist, died during a drug-enhanced – crystal meth - hook-up with another partner, who just happened to not be his wife. Oh, the details. You cannot make this stuff up. SMH.


I just do not get it. To rise to the level of accomplishment as Burrous and throw it away and die over a hook-up makes no sense.

According to the article in Yahoo, found here: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ktla-anchor-chris-burrous-cause-230148391.html, that is not really safe for work, “An investigative report on KTLA anchor Chris Burrous has determined that his cause of death was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Burrous, 43, was found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif on December 27, and later died at the hospital. The death has been ruled as accidental

“The coroner’s report said that in addition to the Class A drug, ‘Other contributing factors include hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.’”

Wait-wait it gets worse, if that were possible.

“Glendale police were contacted by a man who told them “an individual he was with had passed out and was possibly not breathing.” The man he was with administered CPR before Burrous was taken to the hospital. The medical emergency occurred during a sexual encounter, the report specified. It went on to explain that Burrous had met up through the Grindr app with a male companion, with whom he had met four times previously. During the encounter, Burrous inserted two “rocks” of crystal meth through his rectum before falling unconscious.

“GHB was also found at the scene, although the report indicated it had been consumed by the other man and not Burrous. The other man was not charged with any crime.

“The well-known news anchor had been a regular face on KTLA since 2011, co-anchoring the weekend edition of KTLA Morning News as well as serving as a correspondent for other KTLA telecasts. He was also one of the reporters covering the state’s recent wildfires as well as the mass shooting at Thousand Oaks’ Borderline Bar & Grill. He was also known for his “Burrous Bites” segments on local restaurants.

“Burrous is survived by his wife Mai Do-Burrous, a journalist whom he met while working at KGET, and their 9-year-old daughter.”

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The only actor nominated for an Oscar in Spike Lee's film "BlacKkKlansman," is white.

The only actor nominated for an Oscar in Spike Lee's film "BlacKkKlansman," is white.

Feb. 24, 2019

In recent years, watching the Oscars has become tedious. For that matter, when I did media criticism years ago for another publication, I wrote about the Oscars becoming irrelevant mindless drivel. So many pathologically narcissistic Hollywood-types examining their navel with a cracked mirror.

In the latest Oscar death rattle: according to an article I found on Yahoo, “Aubrey Plaza rips on Oscars and Netflix in hilarious Spirit Awards monologue:”  https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/aubrey-plaza-rips-oscars-netflix-005201592.html which first appeared in USA TODAY, “The host of the Spirit Awards, Aubrey Plaza, used part of her opening monologue to make fun of the Oscars…

“Another part of Plaza's monologue that got plenty of laughs was about Spike Lee's film "BlacKkKlansman," because its only actor nominated is a Caucasian star.

" 'BlacKkKlansman' explores the struggle of a black police officer to find his role in the fight against white supremacy. So congratulations to the sole nominee from that film today, Adam Driver. We are so proud of you. You were the best one. I’m sure they’ll do the white thing."

You cannot make this up. I have not watched the Oscars in years. It is no longer relevant. It killed itself with its pathological narcissistic personality defect.


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Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
Authority Caroline Babylon, Treasurer.

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