October 6, 2011
The Sporting News has released its annual list of the best sports cities in the United States, and for a second consecutive year, Baltimore ranked 29th on the list. Go ahead and blame it on the Blast not winning the MISL title. According to the publication , the rankings aren't solely based on winning championships (but they certainly help). For a 12-month span from summer 2010 to summer 2011, point values were assigned to categories such as win-loss records, postseason appearances, “applicable power ratings,” the number of teams and attendance.
September 11, 2011
Maryland State Police said Sunday that they were investigating after a dead body with "signs of trauma" was found in a wooded area of Somerset County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The body — police did not specify whether male or female — was discovered by members of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob Church in Princess Anne while they were in the woods behind the building Sunday afternoon. A Wicomico County woman went missing on Labor Day, but state police said they had no confirmation Sunday that the body is hers.
February 25, 2011
There are 280 children in Frederick County enrolled in Head Start. To support the program the county spends $2.3 million and the federal government matches the county's contribution, for a total cost of $4.6 million to taxpayers. Long division is not my strong point, but that comes to $16,428.57 per kid if I'm not mistaken. Every study of Head Start shows there is no — zip, none, not an iota of — long-term learning advantage for kids enrolled in the program. Head Start is two things: an employment opportunity for a failed program and an expensive baby-sitting service.
November 18, 2009
Oliver Wendel Laird A memorial service will be held Friday evening at 7 P.M. at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Rev. Jerry Bozman will officiate. Contributions in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733. Visit www.hinmanfuneralhome.com to send condolences to the family.
November 5, 2008
Group to hold 5-kilometer, 1-mile fundraising runs PRINCESS ANNE - Therapeutic Alternatives of Maryland will hold a 5-kilometer run and hike and a 1-mile fun run at 10:30 a.m. Saturday through Cromwell Valley Park. The fundraiser is taking place in partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Baltimore Road Runners Club, organizers said. The run and hike will be cross country-style, and the walk will be wheelchair-accessible. T-shirts and prizes will be offered.
September 18, 2008
Dr. David A. Patterson A memorial service will be held Friday, September 19th at 2:00 P.M. at the Manokin Presbyterian Church, 11892 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, MD 21813. A Friends Hour will begin at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to the Seton Center Catholic Charities, Attn: Sister Regina Hudson, PO Box 401, Princess Anne, MD 21853.