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The back of the former U.S. Army Reserve facility in Westminster. (Credit: WBAL TV screenshot)
Bob Loblaw July 13, 2014 at 05:58 pm
Just when you think the Carroll County Commissioners couldn't be any more embarrassing.........
Kolo Jezdec July 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm
It is amazing, and sad, that we have gotten to the point where we care so little for children.
Remmy July 14, 2014 at 12:29 am
Kolo - I believe you have misunderstood the situation. None of us are against children. I amRead More against (Illegal) children, coming to America to suck on the teat of the taxpayers. We have poor in this country. The money King O wants for the crises he created, equals to 67K per individual. How many hard working Americans make that amount of money for a year? We want them to wait their turn, and go through the proper channels. By going through the proper channels we sift the M-13 gangbangers out, force proper immunizations, and proper screening of infectious diseases. Pediatrians are now finding hand, foot, and mouth disease in the schools this year, and are warning parents of this health issue. We have not had this disease for years in this country.
Jimmy Smith (Credit: Baltimore County Police Department)
dave July 13, 2014 at 07:13 pm
prison has a great football team,he will be starting
Sal Anthony July 13, 2014 at 07:53 pm
Aspiring rapper
Delores Williams July 13, 2014 at 09:15 pm
Who are we to judge....this man didn't move fast enough for the police officer so he said he wouldRead More teach him a lesson and arrested him on a bullshit charge that will never make to a court of law....was the office 'white'?
Will the real Duke please stand up? Patch file.
enough! July 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm
@ TJ: You might need to start learning other languages than English...For fools like you.
enough! July 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm
@ TJ: Que pasa? That's the English now...
enough! July 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm
@ TJ: Sooo not worth the time exchanging comments with ignorant people...Like you.
erie July 12, 2014 at 09:07 pm
I have to take my hat off to these guys. No way in living hell would I sit in a hot car with theRead More windows roll up for three mins.
erie July 12, 2014 at 09:21 pm
Kinda makes you wonder just how many people have knock off there kids and pets this way.
alan donahue July 13, 2014 at 10:15 am
This just proves that people are actually jealous of Justin Harris and that is why he is beingRead More attacked in the media. It is better jealously. The people of Georgia support you Justin Harris! Do not give up in the face of these lies!
Facebook screen grab of bridge demolition.
Gordo K July 13, 2014 at 06:35 pm
As the web page states, you're getting "News from around Patch's network of more than 900Read More sites."
Mara July 14, 2014 at 12:45 am
Ditty for Watertown. Rarely is there anything about this city other than real estate and policeRead More reports. What happened to the local news that Patch was supposed to be all about?
Kathy July 14, 2014 at 01:18 am
"Here Comes A Polar Vortex" Huh? What? Where is the story?
A crumbling rowhouse sits next door to the Park Heights Renaissance offices. (Credit: Sam Schmieder, Capital News Service)
David Polikoff July 12, 2014 at 01:16 pm
Stop voting for the same people to represent our state. It is time for an overall change. Use theRead More power of your vote to get/keep the incompetence out of office.
Tim Epperly July 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
I'm sorry but Park Heights below Northern Parkway is and always has been for over 40 years, a havenRead More for drug dealers and thugs. If they can spend 34 million on lotto?? What do you think the illegal drug income is????? So sending them more money will fix the problems? I think Not!
electric123 July 13, 2014 at 04:28 am
I have worked minimum wage jobs when I lacked experience in restaurants way back in 1975 makingRead More $2.30 per hour as a dishwasher for Sambo's Restaurant in S. Florida, but would not do it now for $7.25 or even $15 per hour since I am experienced electrician and going to school now for HVAC, I can averagely make $10,000-$15,000 per month working for myself and I am nor interested in overwhelming myself for that all mighty dollar as most of worldly people will do, but your work life and goals and destination is your responsibility. I in fact am comfortable with tithing my 10% to God without a qualm, a cheerful giver is pleasing to God.
Jody July 13, 2014 at 05:01 pm
I worked minimum wage jobs in high school. They are low-skill jobs where one employee with noRead More experience is just as good as the next. You can't expect to support a family on one of these jobs.
Glenn Spoman July 13, 2014 at 06:38 pm
I'm 57 and can't find work , I've owned my own business for 18 years and it all but totally tankedRead More after 2009 and now I struggle just tio get something sold - i've applied at HD since I was a contractor , thinkin I might get a half decent salary only to be told they'd pay me 10.50 ph - so I struggled some more , and still just barely getting by - I worked for 8 weeks last year for some guy who after puttin me thru the process of recruitment and checking my records etc , only to be fired because the two jobs he needed me for were completed and couldn't afford me after that , i'm still waiting , i make calls , no one returns them not only have I been a contractor for the past 18 years now , prior to that I was a GM mechanic for 15 years and a general mechanic prior to that for another 7 years totalling 22 years as a mechanic , i can't even find a job working on cars , i still have my tools for both jobs and all thats I find is available to me are minimum wage ( or slightly better ) jobs , now if anyone of those jobs offered 15 dollars an hour or better , i would consider it - 20 dollars an hour , i would seriously consider it - 25 and hour I'd take it in a heartbeat
Former U.S. Army Reserve site in Westminster. (Credit: WBAL screenshot)
Remmy July 13, 2014 at 03:52 pm
To Commissioner Rothschild - I read the article on WFMD- You hang tough and stand up to the Feds -Read More Protect your county, I wish Howard County had someone like you, who stands up for the hardworking American. Thumbs Up Commissioner!
Thomas Crandall July 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm
I was passing by the former Army Reserve facility on Malcolm Drive this morning and to my utterRead More surprise and disappointment someone had spray painted wording that we in Carroll County would not allow illegal immigrants to be housed here. First the person that did this in violation of Federal LAW
Thomas Crandall July 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm
I was passing by the former Army Reserve facility on Malcolm Drive this morning and to my utterRead More surprise and disappointment someone had spray painted wording that we in Carroll County would not allow illegal immigrants to be housed here. First the person that did this in violation of Federal law by defacing federal property. This truly shows the ignorance of some when it comes to obeying laws. The children are not being settled here, but would be housed in a safe place till they get their legal hearing which has been promised by a law written under the administration of George Washington Bush when he was president of these United States. Where is the true Christian, and humanitarian in Carroll County. Do we have such disrespect for humanitarian relief that we allow people to deface and break the law to prevent people from getting their do?
What a mink looks like when it's not a coat. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)
Cynthia Curran July 13, 2014 at 01:06 am
I use to feel the way you did. Personality, the business class and particularly in Orange County hasRead More hired them for jobs for over 30 years. In fact some of the stats by the US Census while lots of conservatives will not agree with is some of the illegal immigrants left Santa Ana and Anaheim since they couldn't find jobs. The Census shows OC aging and Hispanic immigrants tend to make the county younger but OC is now about 37 years old. Hispanic immigrants tend to have more children and bring the average down. The US Census shows a dropped from 2.8 in 2007 to 2.12 now. Granted, there are still lots of illegal immigrants in the OC but at one time they were over 300,000. As for conservatives Texas has almost as bad a problem since business there hired them to do construction and service jobs like dishwashers and fast food. Also, OC kid population has been dropping which is why I think at least some illegals went home or to other parts of California or out of state. The 5 and under population is now onl 6.1 which is slightly below the US average and the under 18 population is about 23.3 also under the national average.. In fact Hispanics were more foreign born as a percentage of the workforce under George W Bush in 2007 when they represent 56 and are now at 49. The only reason I believe that illegal Hispanics are coming and going particularly from Mexico is the birthrate is dropping they tend to have near the 3.0 figure in the US while native born Hispanics are closer to 2.0.
Cynthia Curran July 13, 2014 at 01:13 am
The Central American kids crisis is a law passed under George W Bush because of human trafficking itRead More went to far in the direction of protecting them. On the other hand, Mexico we can just return the kids without having a court hearing that the 2008 act made different for the Central American kids. The hypercracy over many Republicans on immigration allowed companies like here in Orange County and Texas to hire them but pushed border control when probably getting rid of the job magnet a long time ago even under George W Bush's first term would have solved the problem. In Orange County that met not hiring every maid, landscaper, car washer, fast food worker, day labor, low skilled assembly worker usually in garment work or sometimes medical devices or aerospace assembly, and prep cooks. These are just some of the jobs that have been done by illegal immigrants in Orange County the passed 30 years. They entered Santa Ana in the late 1970's and started with simple factory work that is now in Mexico because of NAFTA.
Victoria Kohlhepp July 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm
This is so Old!For example when I was pregnant 10 years ago I got reprimanded by UAL for using theRead More Restroom for 13 minutes in a 8 1/2 day really!I even went to the Dr to have note of Pregnancy so I wouldn't be let go!
Steak 'n Shake, which began 80 years ago in Illinois, will open its first Maryland restaurant in September. Credit: Company Facebook page
Peggy Anne July 12, 2014 at 10:47 am
Ah ! More artery clogging dregs. More dead cattle that would prefer to be alive, more sales of ExRead More lax ! Isn't there enough garbage being fed to the peasants, already ???
Ray Bradley July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am
Peggy, you must be fun at parties.
TheOldBray July 12, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Good lord guys - it's an American classic type of joint. Get a life!
Gwyneth Lewis July 12, 2014 at 09:36 am
I took my son to see the graduation ceremony & demo since they allowed the general public toRead More attend. It was very interesting and I'm glad they have put forth the time, money, effort to have this program. It's one more step in keeping us safe!
By Lexi Hart
vicki July 12, 2014 at 09:23 pm
Get off here commenting and parent your kids, if you have them. If not, try being a parent for aRead More day! Yall sound like people from the 70's about rock music! Get over yourself! Good grief. Commenting on comics, a new age.
Hydra July 12, 2014 at 09:30 pm
Vicki turn down that noise!
Cheryl Miller July 13, 2014 at 07:25 pm
I'm pretty sure that most comics aimed at an adult audience are intended to stir up conversation,Read More otherwise why would the Patch (an interactive blog posting type of news site that can only profit if they can show advertisers how many people visit their site and how involved their readers are with the content) post comics at all if they don't expect anyone to have a reaction? The entire premise behind Patch is to create an interactive news experience .... sheesh. It is funny to hear people without children who say that what is wrong with the world today is that we lack the values and parenting style of the older generation but when the parents actually try to take a stand on an issue that they believe is important, they are again criticized for not embracing the changing times and the role of technology. It's b.s. - kids are still kids and they will get a good education regardless of whether they are reading their textbooks on paper or on a tablet computer. They can read off a black board, white board or smart board. The content delivery is not nearly as important as the content itself and the belief that there are real people in their lives who are there to support them along the way. How can you get the feeling of real people supporting you if every person you interact with is communicating to you electronically? It just isn't normal and our entire society is to blame.... But, you can just laugh at the funny pictures, too. I won't criticize you for your choice to miss the point of it.
C. Milton Wright in July 4, 2014, parade in Bel Air. (Credit: Mike Buckley/YouTube)
Linda Hoffecker July 11, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Where is the story of the drowned shoplifter? Thanks.
Christine July 11, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Steven Spiegel July 11, 2014 at 07:44 pm
Pour old drown shoplifter got scraped . I would be highly insulted and hurt if he or she was one ofRead More my loved ones and the patch didn't feel it was story worthy .
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