Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Seaford Inn - 1977

The 1966 Delmar Grads

Armed Forces Day - 2011

Well it is a quiet Armed Forces Day in Delmar - nothing is happening to observe it that I know of, but Howard will give a big salute to the men and women in all branches of the U.S. military. Since the day President Truman suggested creating a united armed Forces Day the technology of fighting wars has changed dramatically but the individual member of the Armed Forces has not. It was still one individual whose finger pulled the trigger to kill Osama bin Laden the same as it was in the American Revolutionary War. A nation so superbly served can never say "thank you" too often

Welcome To Wal-Mart

On my trip to Walmart this afternoon I found my favorite Walmart Greeter Maria on the door. Definitely puts you in a good mood for a few seconds into Walmart - but lets face it Walmart on a Saturday is not the place to be.

Friday, May 20, 2011

When Good Intentions Go Wrong

From Fox News;

RICHMOND, Va. – An outbreak of smallpox was the furthest thing from historian Dr. Paul Levengood's mind when his staff at the Virginia Historical Society put together an exhibit of "bizarre bits" that were added to the society's collection since its founding in 1831, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

There was Confederate president Jefferson Davis's cigar, confiscated by Union troops. There was a fungus carving of Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveller, and a wreath made of human hair.

Then someone mentioned a letter, handwritten and dated 1876, with what appeared to be a smallpox scab pinned inside -- light brown, about the size of a pencil eraser and crumbling.

The scab got the attention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), home to one of the world's two known caches of live smallpox viruses.

Alerted by a government scientist in Maryland who was concerned that the scab might transmit infection, the agency dispatched two CDC representatives to Richmond. They donned disposable surgical gowns and gloves, lifted the scab from a display case, sealed it in bio-bags inside a red cooler and whisked it back to a high-security lab deep within the CDC's Atlanta headquarters.

Scabs -- pieces of desiccated skin that contain white blood cells, viruses and other material --were used in the 19th century to vaccinate people against smallpox. They were inserted into small breaks in the skin, prompting the body to build an immune response.

The scab the CDC retrieved from Virginia was mailed from a son to his father. "Dear Pa ... the piece I inclose is perfectly fresh and was taken from an infant's arm yesterday," read the letter.

"Dr. Harris says the inclosed scab will vaccinate 12 persons, but if you want more, you must send for it. I will pin this to the letter so that you cannot lose it as you did before."

Museum officials said they were not worried about infection because a medical historian told them years ago that old scabs degrade. "Our strong assumption was that it was not a danger," Levengood said.

When the CDC retrieved the scab, they assured historical society staff that the chances of infection appeared low. Staff locked it in the trunk of their car and drove straight to Atlanta, a nine-hour trip.

Clad in pressurized moon suits in the high-security, BSL-4 lab, CDC microbiologists determined within a few hours that the scab contained virus from the smallpox vaccine but did not contain the deadly disease virus itself. They have since moved the scab, which was irradiated, to a medium-security lab.

Copper Rivet Jeans Became A Reality Today - 1873

Today May 20th, 1873 Levi Strauss & Company of San Franciso, California and Jacob W. Davis obtained patent number 139121 for copper rivets on Jeans.

Certainly a classic jean is made of copper rivets, heavy weight indigo denim, five pockets, contrast stitching and a button fly. Nothing would throw you into a panic more in the 1960's than to see your friends leaning against your car (or sitting on the hood) and knowing once they slid away from the car those copper rivets would stratch the hell out of the paint finish. And of course slipping into a pair of copper rivet jeans fresh out of the dryer and finding the rivets has retained the dryer heat of 200 degrees.

Although the Levi Strauss name is indelibly associated with copper-riveted jeans, it was Jacob W. Davis who first fabricated them at his Reno shop in 1871. After several legal battles, he and Strauss jointly won patent rights to the invention, and Davis supervised their manufacture in San Francisco until his death.

Born in the Russian port city of Riga (now the capital of Latvia) in 1831, Jacob Youphes immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-three and changed his name to Davis. He worked as a journeyman tailor in New York, Maine, and Northern California, but he gave every indication that he wanted to find a more profitable line of work. Davis panned for gold on the Fraser River in Canada, sold tobacco and wholesale pork in Virginia City, and settled in Reno in 1868, where he helped proprietor Frederick Hertlein build his Reno Brewery.

Davis' partnership with Hertlein lasted a year, and he turned to making tents, horse blankets, and other outdoor supplies for surveyors and teamsters working for the Central Pacific Railroad. His material was nine-ounce blue denim and ten-ounce white duck twill purchased from wholesaler Levi Strauss in San Francisco. When the wife of a laborer asked him to make a pair of sturdy pants in late December 1870, Davis used the duck cloth from Strauss and added rivets to strengthen the seams. Word of the new work pants traveled up and down the railroad line. Davis was soon selling his creation for $3.00 per pair, and he could not meet the growing demand.

According to a typed version (in dialect) of a letter allegedly written by Davis to Strauss in 1872, Davis paid a past due bill of $350.00, included blue and white samples of the 200 pairs he had made, and asked Strauss to take out a patent in Davis' name. It is to Strauss' credit that he did not take advantage of Davis, but rather mobilized the resources of his company to secure patent #139121 on May 20, 1873, in the name of Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss & Company. In the same year, Davis introduced onto the rear pocket of the jeans an orange-threaded double arc design to distinguish them from the work of competitors.

Davis had married Anna Packsher when the two were in Canada in 1865, and the couple had six children over the next eight years. The Davis family dwelling in Reno shared 4,620 square feet of space with the tailoring shop, located a half block south of the railroad tracks at what is now 221 North Virginia Street. When the patent was granted, Davis sold the Reno property to Levi Strauss for $1,000 and moved his family to San Francisco. Two years later, Strauss generously sold the Reno property back to Davis for $1, who, in turn, sold the property for a net profit of $1,699. There is no evidence that Davis ever returned to Nevada, but he retained his dues-paying membership in Virginia City's chapter of the International Order of B'nai B'rith until its demise in 1886.

Until his death in 1908, Davis supervised up to 450 employees at Levi Strauss & Company, producing a variety of riveted denim clothing that became an industry standard. Moreover, the man who once tried to make a living in a profession other than tailoring was listed in the San Francisco city directory as a "manufacturer." Davis' copper-riveted sensation was arguably the most enduring Nevada-based invention in the state's history. On May 20, 2006, Reno memorialized the achievement with a plaque mounted in front of Davis' North Virginia Street shop site.

From Online Nevada

Delmar Library Book and Bake Sale Starts Today

This afternoon from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. the Delmar Library will have their Book and Bake Sale. Tomorrow it will continue starting at 8 a.m.

St. Philip's Strawberry Festival Tomorrow

The Fifth Annual St. Philip's Strawberry Festival (6th Street and Central Avenue) coupled with "Laurel Pride in Bloom" will take place Saturday, May 21. This is a family-friendly event held in the heart of Laurel in and around St. Philip's Episcopal Church, which is located at 600 S. Central Avenue.

St. Philip's renowned scrapple sandwiches, will be part of the morning breakfast fare, beginning at 8 a.m. New this year is "Strawberry Creations", a strawberry cooking and recipe contest, submission and judging at 10 a.m. in the St. Philip's parish hall.

Fresh strawberries will be on sale and as usual vendors, crafters, antique dealers. bake table and Laurel's Community Yard Sale.

The Laurel Historical Society, in partnership with St. Philip’s Strawberry Festival will have the Cook House at 502 East 4th street open with some of the Waller Photo collection on exhibit. They will also have the Laurel Train Station open with a painting exhibit.

Altho compared to previous years it does seem to be a little low on steam this year it nevertheless should be an enjoyable morning of looking and eating and you can squeeze it in before the world comes to an end at 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

National Public Works Week

It almost passed me by, this is National Public Works Week (NPWW) May 15 - 21, 2011. It is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. So a big salute to the Delmar Public Works Department - Thanks for doing a great job.

Curt Lippoldt Of Pocomoke is Gone

Curt Lippoldt, former Mayor of Pocomoke City and former owner of the Western Auto in Pocomoke has passed away on Wednesday. I always thought he was one of the nice guys. When I lived in Pocomoke in the 1970's he ran the Western Auto and when I was running around in my typical don't-know-what-I-want,-do-it-your-self-homeowner mode he was a great help to me in selecting parts and hardware for home fix ups (like Bryan and Brittingham is in Delmar). many times when undecided on a part he would tell me to take it on home and try it, if it didn't work bring it back, and if it did work stop by and pay him for it. Another Icon of Pocomoke that will be missed.

The Delmar Town Budget - FY12

Next Monday the Joint Council should have their second discussion of the budget and approve it for Fiscal Year 2012. I stopped by town hall yesterday and looked at it. Anyone can do so, all you have to do is take a little time and be interested in your town and find out what you are paying for. My comments on the budget are;

The budget is bare bones in respect to no major changes were made from last year and no major increases in capital improvements.

The Town has plans for 33 full time and 3 part time employees. With a population (based on census year 2000) 3,266 for both sides of town that is about 1 employee per 100 people. Of the 33, the police will have 15 full time and 2 part time employees.

There was no cost of living raises this year for the employees but there was no decrease in benefits or increases in the employee's share. The current level is maintained and the employee pays 8%.

The police department is 47% of the expenses in the budget. Highways and street is 32% of expenses.

Garbage pick up will be $165 a year per household, however due to Delaware's mandatory curbside recycling the Delaware households will pay an additional $42.92 per year for that honor.

50% of the revenue received by the town is from real property taxes.

5% of the revenue received by the town is from garbage pickup.

The split on share expenses between the two town is 60/40 with Maryland picking up the 60% (based on population of the two towns) There is a street and highways expense that is is split 73/27 based on miles of street between the two towns. Yes the 73% is the Maryland share and yes the Delaware side of town is getting a break on the shared expenses.

There is no growth planned for either town in FY12.

The tax rate per $100 is Delaware 50 cents, Maryland 67.9 cents.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Another Politically Correct TV Show Is Down The Tubes For Me

In the beginning, God created male and female. What is the TV Media Networks creating? I was watching "The Good Wife" last night and sure enough they had to introduce a lesbian scene. I get so damn tired of these Homo characters that TV shows feel they have to introduce now days. I am aware such people exist but they have to be a fairly low percent of the general population and why am I having to watch them on about every TV show in prime time.

Back in the the 1970's there had to be a Black person or couple on each show. In the 1980's and 1990's there had to be an interracial couple on each show. In 2000 everyone had to have a gay male, by 2010 it was gay females, now it is what ever perverted combination of low life you can think of is displayed to us every night. No wonder Muslims want to bomb us. At times I feel like bombing the TV networks myself for this filth they keep producing.

I have to say there hasn't been a really good sitcom since "All In the Family" and the only character who told it straight - Archie Bunker. By the way some people will say that summer replacement sitcom "The Corner Bar" (1972) predecessor to "Cheers" where the patrons of Grants Toomb, a New York tavern had a gay guy in it, was the first show to have a gay person on it but really it was an episode of "All In The Family" in 1971 that had a gay macho football player guy in it. The TV Series was ahead of it's time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's Thought

When the shootin starts would you rather be armed or be legal?

Politically Correct Double Speak

I notice Gov. Markell is calling the $320 Million that has recently been "found" and is now being spent by calling the spending an "investment", instead of saying we over charged Delawareans $320 Million and we are not giving it back. Another Double Speak word from Markell - "Investment."

Congressional Medal of Honor Citation - James Day

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a squad leader serving with the Second Battalion, Twenty-Second Marines, Sixth Marine Division, in sustained combat operations against Japanese forces on Okinawa, Ryukya Islands from 14 to 17 May 1945. On the first day, Corporal Day rallied his squad and the remnants of another unit and led them to a critical position forward of the front lines of Sugar Loaf Hill. Soon thereafter, they came under an intense mortar and artillery barrage that was quickly followed by a ferocious ground attack by some forty Japanese soldiers. Despite the loss of one-half of his men, Corporal Day remained at the forefront, shouting encouragement, hurling hand grenades, and directing deadly fire, thereby repelling the determined enemy. Reinforced by six men, he led his squad in repelling three fierce night attacks but suffered five additional Marines killed and one wounded, whom he assisted to safety. Upon hearing nearby calls for corpsman assistance, Corporal Day braved heavy enemy fire to escort four seriously wounded Marines, one at a time, to safety. Corporal Day then manned a light machine gun, assisted by a wounded Marine, and halted another night attack. In the ferocious action, his machine gun was destroyed, and he suffered multiple white phosphorous and fragmentation wounds. He reorganized his defensive position in time to halt a fifth enemy attack with devastating small arms fire. On three separated occasions, Japanese soldiers closed to within a few feet of his foxhole, but were killed by Corporal Day. During the second day, the enemy conducted numerous unsuccessful swarming attacks against his exposed position. When the attacks momentarily subsided, over 70 enemy dead were counted around his position. On the third day, a wounded and exhausted Corporal Day repulsed the enemy's final attack, killing a dozen enemy soldiers at close range. Having yielded no ground and with more than 100 enemy dead around his position, Corporal Day preserved the lives of his fellow Marines and made a significant contribution to the success of the Okinawa campaign. By his extraordinary heroism, repeated acts of valor, and quintessential battlefield leadership, Corporal Day inspired the efforts of his outnumbered Marines to defeat a much larger enemy force, reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

NOTE: James Day was 19 years old at the time

Planning and Zoning Meeting Thursday

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet this Thursday night at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. I see no agenda posted yet so it will be a surprise meeting.

UPDATE - I am told P & Z will not meet until May 26th

Delmar Library Book Sale May 20 to 21st

The Merikens From Somerset County Maryland - 1814

A Colonial Marine

When the War of 1812 started most of the fighting was in the north along the Canadian border. This left the Chesapeake bay area including Washington and Baltimore without an army to defend it. Admiral Alexander Cochrane of the British Navy, in 1813 with a squadron of naval vessels sailed in and set up camp on Tangier Island. He had a large fort built, including well, houses, breastworks, barracks, hospital, gardens and cannons, on the southwestern end of the island. At one point there were over 1,200 British soldiers garrisoned on the island. From that position in the Chesapeake Cochrane had the run of the Chesapeake Bay area. The only defense the Chesapeake Bay population had were lightly trained home militia.

In the early 1800’s there were a number of slave revolts from Haiti in the Caribbean to Chatam Manor, Virginia in 1805, and any thoughts of armed slaves made the white residents of the Chesapeake area quite nervous. Alexander Cochrane played a little psychological warfare with the residents by saying any slave (or actually anyone) not "satisfied" with living in America could come to his camp and he would make arrangements to send them to Canada or the Caribbean. They were also given the opportunity to join the Royal Marines stationed at Tangier Island. Several thousand from the Chesapeake area fled their masters and went over to the British, some joined the Royal Marines and became part of the Colonial Marines that was attached to the Royal Marines. They were clothed, trained and had the same living arrangements as the Royal marines at Tangier Island. The Eastern Shore Colonial Marines were valuable to the British not only for filling out the ranks but since they knew the local area they could act as guides for the British.

In 1814 Thomas Beauchamp was living on his farm on the Annamessex River outside of Princess Anne. Three of his slaves on October 15th, 1814 fled to the British frigate “Regulus” which was in the Tangier sound. The slaves were Stephen Beauchamp, Elijah Beauchamp, and Jack Teagle. Isaac Beachamp's slave, Mentor Beauchamp, also joined them.

Both Stephen and Elijah Beauchamp and Mentor Beauchamp joined the British in the Sixth Company of Colonial Marines. In November of 1814, Thomas Jones of Somerset County saw Stephen on Tangier Island “in British uniform and in the British ranks."

The Colonial Marines with the now ex-Beauchamp-slaves saw their first action at Pungoteague on the Eastern Shore on May 29, 1814. On that day the 83 gun British warship “Albion” moved into position between Onancock and Tangier Island Virginia and begin offloading Royal and Colonial Marines. After some confusion and entering Onancock Creek by mistake the Marines eventually entered Pungoteague Creek with eleven barges and launches of Marines on May 30th.

The second Regiment of Virginia Militia had built a small fort at the mouth of Pungoteague Creek. Thomas M. Bayly commanded the 2nd Regiment. Bayly with 50 men defended the fort against 400 trained veteran British Royal Marines and sailors. In addition there was cannon and rocket fire from the “Albion.” In the fight about 30 uniformed Black Marines of the Colonial Marines lead the advance against the American Forces. One would be shot and killed. Altho the number varies, from four to fourteen, British Marines were shot that day and were later buried on Tangier Island. The end results of this fight was both sides claimed victory although based on wounded and dead the Americans seem to come out ahead.

A month later these two opposing units would fight again at Chessconnessex Creek on the Bayside of Accomack County. The British used the Colonial Marines again at the Battle of Bladensburg and three companies fought at North Point, Maryland. When the British moved south to Georgia in December 1814, the Colonial Marines joined them. Operating from Cumberland Island, the ranks swelled to six companies. After the war, the Colonial Marines served in Bermuda for fourteen months and in 1816 the units were disbanded in Trinidad.

Stephen, Elijah, and Isaac Beachamp's slave Mentor Beauchamp were part of 700 Colonial Marines that would settled in Trinidad and were each given sixteen acres of land that the British had promised each soldier's family.

The Colonial Marines’ were organized in villages in their military companies, in the south of the island around the Mission of Savanna Grande, now Princes Town. Today those villages are called “The Company Villages”. Each under the local supervision of an ex-sergeant, sworn in as an alguacil or constable, and under the general control of the Commandant of the Quarter. Each household in the Colonial Marines’ settlements was to have five quarrĂ©s or sixteen acres, following the previous Spanish rule for persons of colour, and as much more as they could cultivate.

It is my impression they were always considered a separate group of citizens in Trinidad and referred to as Merikens (I assume short for Americans). The local planters thought they got the best land, and the Merikens acted different from the other people of colour on the island. There was some form of “discrimination” toward them that continues on up to current day.

Since the Ex-slave Americans, now Merikens were mainly of the Baptist religion belief they intermingled that belief with a number of African beliefs and developed the Shouter Baptist religion. Called Shouters because when they “catch The Spirit” they clap and shout, making a loud noise.

So Somerset County Maryland slaves formed a new class of free Black citizens in Trinidad and perhaps the Beauchamp name still is carried on in Trinidad from these ex-Eastern Shoreman.

As for Thomas Beauchamp, who lost his slaves; he died, but his son Samuel Beauchamp, under the reparation part of the Treaty of Ghent (that ended the War of 1812), claim for compensation for his three escaped slaves and Thomas Beauchamp's estate received $840 ($280 for each slave) in reparations.

Perhaps the only person who has done research in this interesting group of people called Merikens is John Weiss who is author of "THE MERIKENS: Free Black American Settlers in Trinidad 1815-16' and most of the internet information I obtained on Merikens was generated by him.

As a footnote Merikens should not be confused with Merkins which is a post within it’s self.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Mitford Years Series - Cult like At Times:

One of the series of books I enjoy are The Mitford Years Series of books by Jan Karon. They tell the tale of a balding, aging, Episcopal priest named Father Tim. They do have a spiritual theme but are a nice change from the usually books I read. I think there are nine Mitford series books plus a number of associated books including a cookbook (yes I have that too). The books have an most cult-like following. Written by Jan Karon they take place in the fictious town of Mitford in North Carolina (around Blowing Rock), needless to say the North Carolina Tourist commission has jumped on that and, as I have recently discovered, have a Mitford Days Events in Blowing Rock NC with Jan Karon - June 2 - 5, 2011. Parades, fairs, the whole smear of things to bring in Tourist. I have no doubt a movie or movies will be made from this series - well maybe - in today's world you don't often see movies about priest unless it is a child molestion case. Now back in the 1930's and 1940 there were great ones about church pastors and priests. I understand there has been a few stage productions like "an Evening with Father Tim," and "Welcome to Mitford" the latter adapted for the stage by Robert Inman.

Space Flights and Apollo 13

I am pleased there appear to be some interest in this space flight due to take place this morning. It still is an exciting event. It is a shame we are giving up space exploration in favor of spending our money on wars instead - but since the Maya predicted the world will end next year anyway - what the hell why not kill one another now instead of waiting?

In 1970 Ramona and I were living in Orlando (BDW - Before Disney World)and we drove over to Cape Kennedy to watch Apollo 13 launch. We parked out on the causeway for a couple of hours before it was launched.

What impressed me was how slow the rocket left the launch pad - you almost expected it to suddenly give up and fall back to earth. Just a pillar of fire that changed to a pillar of smoke that the wind blew and it drifted across the sky. The second thing was you watched the rocket rise and what seemed liked several seconds after it had picked up speed the sound of the rocket launch hit you. Never realized the speed of sound was so slow until that day. Then Apollo vanished into the sky.

and in this very poor photo of the time is the vapor trail as the rockets leaves. The other photos are even worst but after the fire and a million gallons of water dumped on them I am lucky to have any memories of this event.

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. It was was launched on April 11, 1970. as you may recall it had some difficults and a couple of movies were made about the flight. Ramona and I were not asked to be in any of them.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The 1952 C & D Canal Collision

Today, May 15th in 1952 The tanker F. L. Hayes and freighter Barbara Lykes collided in the C & D Canal that caused an explosion, killed 4 crewmen and ignited a fire that burned for 3 weeks.

From "the Middletown Transcript", Middletown, Newcastle County, Delaware
May 15, 1952

Tanker Blows Up Near Summit Bridge
Vessel With 600,000 Gals. Gas Aboard Collides With Other Freighter

Explosion Halts Traffic

The motor tanker F.L. Hayes, carrying more than 600,000 gallons of high octane gasoline, exploded and caught fire in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal early today after it was reported to have collided with another ship near Summit Bridge.

Six injured crewmembers, including the tanker’s captain, were rescued and taken to the Delaware Hospital, Wilmington. Four other members of the crew still were missing at 5:15 a.m.

The tanker captain, Roger Sears of New York, said the explosion occurred after his craft was struck by the freighter Barbara Lykes. The latter ship apparently was not damaged.

Bigger Explosion Feared

Only part of the tanker’s cargo went up in the initial blast, which occurred a few minutes after midnight. Two other explosions followed within an hour. As the flames raging through the vessel threatened to set off another explosion, which police said carried the danger of death over a radius of half a mile, all traffic across the Summit Bridge was halted.

Cars were blocked from roads in the vicinity for a distance of one mile. However, state police reported Summit Bridge was opened to traffic at 4:45 a.m. Police said the boat was still burning, but that the fire had subsided somewhat.

The collision and explosion occurred at a point about a quarter of a mile east of Summit Bridge. Immediately after the blast, C.B. Brown, superintendent of construction at Summit Bridge, notified state police, and fire companies were rushed to the scene from Delaware City and New Castle.

In addition there is the excellent site at Chesapeake City which has photos.

A Look At Crime Over The Last 30 Days In Delmar

These are the crimes reported at the "on-line Reported crime report" for the Delmar Police Department over the last 30 days;

Traffic 2011-04-15 38600 Block BENRO DR Time: 18:27 Accident-Property Damage

Theft 2011-04-15 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 11:41 Fraud

Traffic 2011-04-16 1 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 08:40 Accident - Personal Injury

Alarm 2011-04-16 600 Block JONES TERRESE Time: 18:45 Alarm - Security

Theft 2011-04-16 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 11:35 Theft

Traffic 2011-04-16 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 13:50 Accident - Leave scene

Traffic 2011-04-17 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 23:00Accident - Leave scene

Pedestrian Stop 2011-04-18 200 Block E EAST ST Time: 14:12 Suspicious Person

Traffic 2011-04-18 SUSSEX HWY Time: 10:58 Accident-Property Damage

Disorder 2011-04-18 500 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 17:22 Fight

Disorder 2011-04-18 200 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 18:14 Harassment Family

Offense 2011-04-18 900 Block E STATE ST Time: 18:01 Check Welfare

Disorder 2011-04-18 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 18:37 Disorderly

Family Offense 2011-04-20 1 Block E EAST ST Time: 15:01 Domestic Verbal

Traffic 2011-04-20 9100 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 12:53 Accident - Personal Injury

Disorder 2011-04-20 400 Block E PINE ST Time: 15:44 Animal Cruelty

Traffic 2011-04-20 1 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 05:54 Accident-Property Damage

Vehicle Stop 2011-04-21 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 22:08 Suspicous Vehicle

Family Offense 2011-04-21 100 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 00:40 Domestic

Community Policing 2011-04-21 600 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 15:11 Suspicious Event

Disorder 2011-04-21 1 Block N MARYLAND AVE Time: 19:03 Harassment

Alarm 2011-04-22 300 Block N HANTWERKER DR Time: 16:20 Alarm - Security

Theft 2011-04-22 8600 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 13:30 Forgery

Traffic 2011-04-22 1300 Block E STATE ST Time: 16:07 Reckless Driver

Assault 2011-04-23 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 02:42:00 Assault

Assault 2011-04-23 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 02:42:00 Assault

Alarm 2011-04-23 1 Block W STATE ST Time: 21:40:00 Alarm - Security

Alarm 2011-04-23 1 Block E GROVE ST Time: 21:49:00 Alarm - Security

Disorder 2011-04-24 600 Block E ELIZABETH ST Time: 01:48:00 Fight

Traffic 2011-04-24 0 S PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 17:59:00 Accident - Personal Injury

Assault 2011-04-24 1000 Block MAGNOLIA DR Time: 12:40:00 Assault

Traffic 2011-04-25 0 N BI STATE BLVD Time: 14:36:00 Accident-Property Damage

Disorder 2011-04-26 200 Block N 8TH ST Time: 17:38:00 Trespass

Family Offense 2011-04-26 0 OCEAN HWY Time: 11:32:00 Check Welfare

Alarm 2011-04-26 8600 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 18:21:00 Alarm - Security

Traffic 2011-04-26 38600 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 13:29:00 Accident-Property Damage

Family Offense 2011-04-26 200 Block E EAST ST Time: 21:10:00 Domestic Verbal

Breaking & Entering 2011-04-26 700 Block E SATE ST Time: 12:49:00 Burglary

Family Offense 2011-04-27 100 Block N 2ND ST Time: 10:21:00 Check Welfare

Weapons Offense 2011-04-27 0 S BI STATE BLVD Time: 19:05:00 Shots Fired

Alarm 2011-04-27 1 Block EMERY CIR Time: 11:06:00 Alarm-Robbery

Pedestrian Stop 2011-04-27 9000 Block BI STATE BLVD Time: 10:30:00 Suspicious Person

Assault 2011-04-27 200 Block E EAST ST Time: 21:40:00 Assault

Disorder 2011-04-27 1 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 02:00:00 Disorderly

Alarm 2011-04-27 900 Block JONES TER Time: 08:48:00 Alarm - Security

Breaking & Entering 2011-04-28 1 Block E EAST ST Time: 15:10:00 Burglary

Family Offense 2011-04-28 100 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 14:34:00 Domestic

Family Offense 2011-04-28 100 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 10:45:00 Domestic

Assault 2011-04-29 800 Block MAGNOLIA DR Time: 20:25:00 Assault

Community Policing 2011-04-29 500 Block E ELIZABETH ST Time: 06:10:00 Suspicious Event
Traffic 2011-04-29 38600 Block BENRO DR Time: 17:00:00 Accident-Property Damage

Family Offense 2011-04-29 0 BI STATE BLVD Time: 00:55:00 Check Welfare

Traffic 2011-04-29 0 N BI STATE BLVD Time: 17:06:00 Accident-Property Damage

Theft 2011-04-29 1300 Block E STATE ST Time: 18:25:00 Identity Theft

Disorder 2011-04-30 1 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 03:00:00 Disorderly

Alarm 2011-04-30 0 BENRO DR Time: 12:00:00 Alarm - Security

Theft 2011-04-30 8600 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 12:30:00 Counterfeit Money

Family Offense 2011-05-01 200 Block BYNUM LN Time: 19:50:00 Check Welfare

Breaking & Entering 2011-05-01 100 Block N PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 20:20:00 Burglary

Family Offense 2011-05-01 1 Block SHANNON ST Time: 17:20:00 Check Welfare

Traffic 2011-05-02 0 S BI STATE BLVD Time: 07:35:00Accident-Property Damage

Family Offense 2011-05-02 1 Block SHANNON ST Time: 15:26:00 Domestic

Disorder 2011-05-02 1 Block W JEWEL ST Time: 15:49:00 Harassment

Community Policing 2011-05-02 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 10:13:00Suspicious Event

Missing Person 2011-05-03 600 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 16:38:00 Missing Person

Disorder 2011-05-03 9100 Block CLUB HOUSE DR Time: 20:20:00 Disorderly

Disorder 2011-05-03 38600 Block BENRO DR Time: 17:58:00 Harassment

Weapons Offense 2011-05-03 0 OCEAN HWY Time: 22:46:00 Weapon Violation

Theft 2011-05-04 8600 Block BARBARA ANN WAY Time: 17:00:00 Fraud

Traffic 2011-05-04 0 OCEAN HWY Time: 08:25:00 Accident - Personal Injury

Alarm 2011-05-05 9100 Block DRAWBRIDGE DR Time: 15:21:00 Alarm - Security

Traffic 2011-05-05 0 OCEAN HWY Time: 12:49:00 Accident-Property Damage

Alarm 2011-05-05 9100 Block CLUBHOUSE DR Time: 20:09:00 Alarm - Security

Family Offense 2011-05-05 500 Block E JEWEL ST Time: 19:12:00 Domestic Verbal

Drugs 2011-05-06 200 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 16:22:00 Illegal Drug Violation

Family Offense 2011-05-06 8600 Block BARBARA ANN WAY Time: 08:50:00 Check Welfare

Disorder 2011-05-06 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 22:55:00 Disorderly

Vehicle Stop 2011-05-06 0 DELAWARE AVE Time: 13:45:00 Suspicous Vehicle

Traffic 2011-05-06 8600 Block OCEAN HWY Time: 07:40:00 Accident-Property Damage

Disorder 2011-05-07 500 Block S BI STATE BLVD Time: 22:36:00 Disorderly

Disorder 2011-05-07 800 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 21:27:00 Disorderly

Alarm 2011-05-07 1300 Block E STATE ST Time: 22:00:00 Alarm - Security

Missing Person 2011-05-08 400 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 20:00:00 Missing Person

Disorder 2011-05-08 300 Block E PINE ST Time: 00:35:00 Fight

Disorder 2011-05-08 0 38711 BENRO DRIVE Time: 18:30:00 Disorderly

Missing Person 2011-05-08 400 Block E CHESTNUT ST Time: 21:06:00 Missing Person

Family Offense 2011-05-09 500 Block N 2ND ST Time: 00:01:00 Domestic Verbal

Drugs 2011-05-09 500 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 16:25:00 Illegal Drug Violation

Traffic 2011-05-09 0 E LINE RD Time: 21:55:00 Accident - Personal Injury

Theft 2011-05-09 500 Block E JEWEL ST Time: 12:34:00 Theft Delmar Police Department

Traffic 2011-05-09 10900 Block E LINE RD Time: 07:44:00 Accident-Property Damage

Alarm 2011-05-10 0 1 GERALD COURT Time: 09:03:00 Alarm - Security

Disorder 2011-05-10 300 Block LINCOLN AVE Time: 13:33:00 Disturbing The Peace

Assault 2011-05-10 100 Block DELAWARE AVE Time: 17:50:00 Assault

Breaking & Entering 2011-05-10 400 Block E PINE ST Time: 18:12:00 Burglary

Drugs 2011-05-10 0 E WALNU ST Time: 18:55:00 Illegal Drug Violation

Disorder 2011-05-10 1 Block E EAST ST Time: 21:55:00 Disturbing The Peace

Disorder 2011-05-10 1 Block W PINE ST Time: 21:00:00 Harassment

Vehicle Stop 2011-05-11 500 Block S PENNSYLVANIA AVE Time: 21:41:00Suspicous Vehicle

Family Offense 2011-05-11 600 Block DELAWARE AVE Time: 19:02:00 Domestic

Alarm 2011-05-11 10900 Block E STATE ST Time: 13:35:00 Alarm - Security

Traffic 2011-05-11 0 N BI STATE BLVD Time: 08:05:00 Accident-Property Damage

Vehicle Stop 2011-05-11 38700 Block SUSSEX HWY Time: 10:41:00 Suspicous Vehicle

Pedestrian Stop 2011-05-11 1300 Block E STATE ST Time: 13:00 Suspicious Person

Know Before You Go - Delaware Food Establishment Inspection Reports

It has been a few months since I have looked at the Delaware Food Establishment Inspection Reports. Today looking at the report I find there has been no inspections by the Division of Public Health in Delmar since Last year. Matter of fact the last reported inspection for all of Delaware was Feb 24, 2011. In Delaware, there are over 3,500 permitted food establishments that prepare and serve food to the public. Their website says "Most of these are inspected twice a year", so far this year they have made about 100 inspections in 6 months, so that leaves, at twice a year, another 6,900 inspections they are going to do in 6 months. Their website also says they post their inspection reports weekly so I can only assume February was the last month they left their office desk to go out into the real world.

I also do not understand why since they inspect the Middle and High School they do not inspect the Delmar Nursing Home. No doubt in government turf control, nursing homes, fall under a different agency.