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James W. Worthington
John Dumas April 18, 2014 at 11:04 am
Some people do not have even an ember of empathy and need more separation from others and extendedRead More treatment, maybe life long, this may or may not be a case. And, many people just do not have a sense of proportionate response. No matter how trivial the response is irrationally disproportionate.
Heywood April 18, 2014 at 11:18 am
Typical bar scene, animals drinking and fighting. Wait for summer at the shore this year.
christine April 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Why is the Monroe Patch in Ct. sharing this Newtown from-another-state story? I have no interest inRead More this new Patch...
James W. Worthington
Laurel Anderson April 18, 2014 at 10:09 am
Nothing Is local on here anymore. Terrible decision to drop local editors for this junk no one caresRead More about. I used to love how we knew everything going on around here from the patch. Now nothing...horrible, horrible decision! !!! I keep hoping someone starts their own patch type of thing. I will be dropping this one.
James Property LLC April 18, 2014 at 10:21 am
And we don't get any local news. Oxford Patch did not report the burglary's in Oxford.
BBW April 18, 2014 at 11:40 am
We don't have any local news, just boring politics, rained out stories of "Sandy", PoliceRead More stories without names and details. All the usual "cub reporter" crap. Don't blame the reporters it's just an on line "rag". Not even the ability to find stories, investigate a good story, or "MODERATE" the posts and comments. Example Notice the picture of the perp? Check the ears, eyes and face. Wrestler, MMA, brawler?What's your take on the guy, and why did he leave town? Drugs? What did the witnesses say to the cops… lots of good stuff in town, but poor reporting from the "PATCH". No follow-ups either.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Linda Maiato April 18, 2014 at 11:42 am
Way to go Judge! She deserves whatever she gets.
Sherry April 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
When someone intentionally brings harm to another person or person, their punishment for the crimeRead More should be the same and there would be less crime. Stab her to death. Save the taxpayers money, and she deserves nothing less where it's case of intentional murder. The judge was frustrated by the limits of the law.
Ivan Ivanovich April 18, 2014 at 11:52 am
She's a piece of shit
Life April 18, 2014 at 09:56 am
It's nobody's business what executives of private companies make. They got where they are by doingRead More things that most people aren't willing or are too lazy to do. I'm a private business owner in Maryland and I work my ass off to the tune of 60 hours a week. I bear burdens and responsibilities that my employees don't bear. On weekends when they're out enjoying their lives, I'm at the office. Let's say in 10 years, all this hard work pays off and I become a millionaire. Are my employees entitled to say "that ain't fair"? What about fairness to me??? My guess is that these executives paid their dues and therefore have EARNED the right to be where they are. If they choose to give some of their money away, well that's wonderful and I would respect them for that. But nobody has the right to criticize these people, unless of course their salaries with our taxes which are intended to be used to benefit the taxpayer. But a CEO of a private company? I don't have any respect for, nor will I ever hire any of you who say life isn't fair because they make more than you.
Gary Elwards April 18, 2014 at 10:48 am
Well said "Life". Private business owners also: -Gamble by using their houses andRead More everything else they own to personally guarantee bank loans, property leases (sometimes for as long as 20 years), purchases, etc. -Get late night phone calls about robberies and other emergencies -Can never really get away on vacation to completely relax. -Lay in bed at night trying to get to sleep while worrying about Obamacare, meeting the next payroll and all the other crises that pop up on a daily basis. And for that, you should be ashamed because you are successful? I don't think so.
Fran Asbeck April 18, 2014 at 11:57 am
Yes, we appreciate the risk and hard work and hours and worry that small business owners endure.Read More But they don't pull down millions for their pain, though they deserve more reward than they earn. Now, what does popular opinion hold the toughest job in the country to be? The presidency of the US, I'd wager. And what does POTUS pull down? I heard it was $400K a year. Isn't that enough for the head of Discovery, the head of Lockheed, etc., as well?
Elementary School Winner: Cole L. from Shipley’s Choice Elementary portrays that “Only dumb bunnies smoke.”
Nick April 18, 2014 at 09:49 am
Are the kids going to be encouraged to speak out against Pot smoking, which is even moreRead More carcinogenic? Let me answer that ... NO !!
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Sandra Harrison April 18, 2014 at 10:57 am
Stealing is stealing and it costs all of us. People who eat the grapes at the grocery store withoutRead More paying for them, are stealing! Every item stolen adds up to added costs to everyone. I would have told this person to pay up first before the fine but the fine is always going to be more than the item. The fine is prevent the person from doing it again. Parking in my city overnight on the street used to be a $5 fine and so many people did. They have since raised the fines. This winter those overnight cars caused a lot of problems. They could not remove the snow with cars on the street. People don't think of the consequences before doing something wrong. Yes, people do things that are wrong but why does this it right? The 89 cents is really cheap for a soda so it makes sense that they don't allow refills for free. I have seen people using soda machines with their own cups. It ends up costing me for being honest. Eat me!
carrie April 18, 2014 at 11:06 am
This is ridiculous. Let the guy pay on site. Waste of tax payers money. Theft is wrong, but this forRead More some reason seems different as many restaurants do give free refills.
Ivan Ivanovich April 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
Fascist bastards
Police are looking for the man in the left side of the photo and/or the van on the right side in connection with a robbery and shooting at the Walmart in Laurel in November 2012. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV
Dudeindacorner April 17, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Attempted Kidnapping will bring the F.B.I. every time.
Dudeindacorner April 17, 2014 at 06:46 pm
And FYI... forcing the manager into an office then making him tote the cash out to the robbers van?Read More = Kidnapping
Clayton King April 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
And don't attempted murder bring in the FBI? I dunno but if the guy who shot the manager as he wasRead More driving off seems that's attempted murder js
Maryland utilities are being urged to give residents until the end of May to pay off winter's whopping utility bills. FIle|Patch
Pam Hamburg April 18, 2014 at 10:59 am
BGE is forcing its customers to have a smart meter installed. If someone refuses (like me), thenRead More they will be penalized $75 start up, followed by an $11 charge forever on their monthly bill. I would much rather have a human error occur in my reading than to have a monopoly monitoring my energy usage and who knows what else. I've found a way around it...for a while. Then it's on the Plan B.
Pam Hamburg April 18, 2014 at 10:59 am
*to* Plan B.
Sharon April 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
What's Plan B, Pam? If it's a good one, I'm right behind ya!
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
Candidates for Maryland governor were divided about the future of marijuana. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
Esoteric Knowledge April 17, 2014 at 01:08 pm
I would like to comment on this article but Patch has violated my 1st Amendment Right multiple timesRead More and does not allow me to comment, leaving me effectively dead.
Bob Bobbers April 17, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Patch cannot violate your 1st amendment rights. Only the government can do that.
Bryan Harz April 17, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Although I'm pro legalization, I'm not choosing a candidate on this one issue, that's for sure.Read More There are more important issues, and I think once whoever is elected finds out how much money CO is raking in, it will become legal no matter who you vote for.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
Gov. Martin O'Malley. File|Patch
Lorna D. Rudnikas April 18, 2014 at 08:18 am
Art: Perhaps we should stick to "killers" and not try to put a "rose" on it byRead More cleaning the waters with references to breaking curfew or robbing a store. Let us just stick with the muddy waters of "murder." I would suggest that mixing subject might be a bit confusing.
art doyle April 18, 2014 at 08:51 am
I respectfully disagree. The justice system is not an emotional one. There is no difference betweenRead More murder and speeding. If you do a crime, there is a penalty. That is the discussion underway, what is an appropriate penalty, not what constitutes a 'rosey' transgression.
Lorna D. Rudnikas April 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Does the penalty "fit" the crime...perhaps an important part of the discussion. From myRead More perspective, the "discussion" seemed to drift a little. Don't expect the justice system to be emotional, just on the money with regard to justice!
Annapolis Green has compiled a list of Earth Day 2014 events planned for the region. File|Patch
Bob Higginbotham April 17, 2014 at 06:25 pm
I doubt anyone at this feel good will tell the truth about the negative aspects of "clean"Read More energy, specifically how much wildlife is needlessly killed by solar farms and wind mills.
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