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LUBINIECKI LEADS BULLDOGS TO WIN: DEFENSE COMES TO LIFE:AUGUSTE RUSHES OVER 200 YARDS

Bulldog coach Glenn Phillips Jr finally saw his efforts to mold his team into a winner last night with a convincing 21 win over Delaware Military Academy.

Led by two touchdown passes by quarterback Alan Lubinieki to his favorite receiver with tosses of 20 and 30 yards.

Chucky Auguste, Laurel’s flying Bulldog scored on a 55 yard dash on Laurel’s third series of play. He would finish the night with 206 yards with 32 carries.

The Bulldogs defense which has been very liberal giving up too many points each of the first 3 games, tightened up against DMI allowing a stingy 156 yards. DMI scored on an intercepted pass in the first quarter.

Laurel stands at 3-1 and is ranked 6th in their conference.

SUSSEX TECH ROMPS: Bragging rights for King of Rt 9 football went to Sussex Tech as them romped over Sussex Central 56-35.

WILDCATS FALTER: Delmar Wildcats are struggling this year and last night was no different dropping a 27-7 game to Lake Forest.

BULLDOGS, RAVENS ROMP; SEAFORD, DELMAR LOSE

Laurel Bulldogs opened a lot of eyes last night topping scoring a high 57 points while holding Symrna to 36 points giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 record.

Sussex Tech continues their winning ways shutting out Milford 46-0.

The Delmar Wildcats were unable to hold on to their 8-6 halftime lead, dropping to St. Elizabeth 12-8. The Wildcats are still winless at 0-3.

Seaford Blue Jays still remain winless at 0-3 dropping to P:olytech 42-0.

COMING TO YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: BOOTS ON THE GROUND

President Obama has consistently said, “Their would be no American Boots on the ground in Iraq to fight the militant up rise there.

Look out! Since the bombing by this country isn’t slowing down the combative ISIL targets instead their army is growing, a top general had found a loop hole to supposedly cover the presidents butt by saying we may need to put American troops on the ground in Iraq to advise Iraqi security forces in their fight against the militant Islamic State group if needed.

Advise what; the cowards turned and ran when first attacked by the Islamic militants, the same as Saddam’s President guard fell apart when they met the American forces in the first go around.

This country has spent millions training those people many of which I heard returning Americans who were in combat their describe their military personnel as ‘lazy’.

Remember the Viet Nam conflict when American advisors were sent over to calm the situation; look what that turned out to be.

Make no doubt about it, our ‘advisors’ will be in combat and young Americans will be asked to go to battle to protect this country from attack, like they aren’t already here planning their next bombing? We will be told we are fighting for ‘humanity’ to save those people from ISIL.

They need to do what my mom made me do one day when I was beat up by a kid, came home crying. She told me to go back and fight. I did, and he never bothered me again. I had to fend for myself, not even my mom would come to my defense.

So if you National Guard folks who served over there have unpacked your bags, I’d advise you to get your house in order and start packing. After all we have to protect the oil over there for our American Corporations.

BULLDOGS SHUT OUT ST. ELIZABETH; WOODBRIDGE WINS, TECH FALLS SHORT

The Laurel Bulldogs put on one of their strongest offense and defensive games with a convincing 35-0 win playing home.

Laurel was in complete command of the game scoring early and never looking back. The Bulldogs are now 1-1.

Woodbridge won their second game with a convincing 35-21 win over Polytech.

After a convincing win last week Sussex Tech fell short dropping a close game to power St. Marks 35-34. Both teams were tied at halftime, but St. Marks pulled ahead in the 3rd quarter. Neither team crossed the goal line in the 4th quarter.

REPUBLICANS CLEAN HOUSE IN SUSSEX-WHEATLEY OVER CONNOR FOR DEMS

One long time Republican, another a controversial one term elected official were both ousted by their party in Tuesdays Primary.

Vance Phillips seeking his 5th term as 5th District Councilman was upset by newcomer Robert Arlett, losing by 202 votes, 55%-49%.

Jeff Christopher who has challenged County Council on his constitutional right to have his sheriff’s office have enforcement and arrest powers, losing all of his court challenges, even though supported by the Tea Party of Sussex was also upset by former police officer Robert T. Lee losing by 21 votes, close enough for Christopher to ask for a recount. The percentage was 50.1-49.9 for Lee.

Robert Wheatley of Laurel easily defeated Dagsboro Mayor Brad Conner winning by 241 votes, 703-462. Wheatley garnered 60.3% of the vote , Connor 39.7.

Phillips has been embroiled in controversy as well as the sheriff, having a brawl with the sheriff, a court case involving family members, and an upcoming case involving charges brought forth by a female. He didn’t help himself crashing in on a local radio show that featured his opponent which led to an argument between Phillips and radio host Dan Gaffney, which led to several news articles not favoring Phillips.

Through all the trials and accusations Phillips always said he would be judged by the voters; tonight he was.

The Wheatley-Connor race was the most civil race of the evening. Both have known each other as friends for many years. The race had some controversy with Democrat Council Woman Joan Deaver endorsing Connor which prompted questions if she made a deal with Connor to support her for Council President should he and Shirley Price win in November.

In the other Sussex race, Republican Cindyh Green easily defeated her opponent Brian Butler 5527-4305.

RAVENS CUT RAY RICE AFTER BEATING VIDEO IS RELEASED

breaking news from WBOC.com

Ravens Cut Ray Rice After Latest Video Release
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP)- The Baltimore Ravens have cut running back Ray Rice.

Hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February, the team terminated his contract Monday.

This is a breaking news item. More details forthcoming.

PREDICTING WINNERS OF TUESDAYS PRIMARY ELECTIONS

Democrats, particularly Republicans have a lot to choose from in Tuesdays primary elections.

WE PREDICT THE FOLLOWING WINNERS, not necessarily my personal choices nor any endorsements; just saying.

DEMOCRATS-The most interesting race for Democrats in the county is for the 5th Councilmatic seat, now held by Republican Vance Phillips, pits two businessmen both seeking their first county office. Bob Wheatley, Laurel, and Brad Conner Dagsboro. Both have raised and spent an equal amount of money, and the race is tight with polls giving Wheatley a slight edge, but as in all primaries where the voter turn out is under 20%, who gets out the vote is the winner. We predict WHEATLEY. Democrats believe he has the best chance of winning against Phillips or his challenger.

STATE AUDITOR; Brenda Mayrack, former Democrat State Director backed by the state committee faces Ken Matlusky who lost a primary 4 years ago gathering around 40% of the vote; he is an auditor, Mayrack an attorney. Matlusky the better qualified, but the winner here is MAYRACK.

REPUBLICANS; 5th Councilmatic race finds incumbent Vance Phillips, Laurel, facing a challenge from Robert Arlett, Seaford. Vance brings a lot of baggage with him, pending litigation, and some other issues which have come forth during his terms in office, but he has name recognition, incumbency in his favor, and from what I have heard from some of his constituent’s, he does respond to their complaints and issues. His incumbency has allowed him to raise a lot of money, money he is saving for the general election should he win since his opponent has raised little money.

This win goes to PHILIPS by a wide margin unless the Tea Party supporters who don’t like Phillips’ anti-Sheriff stance toward the current sheriff don’t turn out in force against Vance.

SHERIFF Christopher has a huge following of Tea Party supporters who turn out to vote and those who are strictly anti-government who admire someone standing up to big government. Although the courts have ruled against Christopher and his stand for total law enforcement, his supporters don’t seem to mind spending $1 million dollars a year to support a police force and the taxes needed to support a full force, the sheriff keeps fighting for his cause.

Robert Lee lost the Civil War and he’s gonna lose this election to Christopher.

REGISTER OF WILLS, CYNTHIA GREEN over Bryan Butler.

STATE TREASUER: REPUBLICAN Cheryl Valenzuela was once the upcoming shining light in the Republican Party in her run for Lt. Gov. two yeas ago, but her run fell short of expectations and she fell out of favor. Now seeking a lower office, she faces Ken Simpler backed with big names in his party and plenty of money. SIMPLER IS THE WINNER with the bulk of his win coming from NCCo.

U.S. Senate, KEVIN WADE WINS over Carl Smink.

BULLDOGS LOSE OPENER; WOODBRIDGE WINS, TECH PULLS UPSET

The Laurel Bulldogs almost pulled off an upset against 2nd rated St. Georges but were held scoreless in the second half losing in a 50-27 home opener.

The Dwags led 15-8 in the first quarter leaving the field at half time trailing 24-21. Laurel which lost their first 8 games before winning their final two games hope to have a good season with 20 players returning.

SUSSEX TECH UPSETS A.I. DUPONT-Predicted to lose in a close game Sussex Tech ;pulled the upset of the night routing the upstaters 34-21.

WKOODBRIDGE SACK GIVES WIN–A 3rd quarter sack of the Appoquinimink QB in the end zone gave the Woodbridge Raiders a 9-7 win.

CONNOR; INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE OR IN THE POCKET OF DEAVER

Comments (5)
Posted by: Thomas Adams | Sep 02, 2014 22:40

In an obvious reference to Ms Lemaire’s letter, Ms Deaver denies on her Facebook page that she has campaigned for Mr Connor.

However, she did endorse Connor some months ago and she asked her supporters on Sept 2 to contribute to his campaign.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Sep 03, 2014 23:33

In response to Marion Gentul’s Facebook posting at left: Here is the quote from Deaver, posted Sept 2 at 12:55 pm:

EDITORS NOTE; THE LETTERS PRINTED BELOW ARE A RESULT OF FB POSTINGS BY DEMOCRAT COUNCIL WOMAN JOAN DEAVER WHO HAS ENDORSED BRAD CONNOR OVER BOB WHEATLEY FOR THE 5TH COUNCILMATIC PRIMARY NEXT TUESDAY. DEAVER HAS ALSO ENDORSED SHIRLEY PRICE, DEMOCRAT WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN GEORGE COLE. RUMOR HAS IT DEAVER NEEDS BOTH TO BE ELECTED TO GIVE THE DEMOCRATS A MAJORITY ON THE COUNCIL AND SHE COJLD BE ELECTED PRESIDENT.

WHEATLEY HAS A NARROR LEAD IN THE POLLS; MY QUESTION: IF WHEATLEY WINS, WILL SHE SUPPORT WHEATLEY OR THE WINNER OF THE REPUBLICAN COUNCIL RACE/

THE LETTERS FOLLOW, ALL REPOSTED FROM THE CAPE GAZETTE

“I hesitate to say we should support good candidates for the 4th and 5th districts with our contributions because I just read a complaint on the editor`s page incorrectly saying I am campaigning for Brad Connor. But that IS the only way to bring about change for the better. And writing a check is not getting “involved”. Simply go to the websites for Shirley Price and Brad Connor and send them a check. They deserve it or just let the county continue as is.”

(The quote is buried under discussion of the Gazette’s story about the need for a county planner. Click on “view more comments” and voilà.)

Deaver’s endorsement of Connor appears on Bob Wheatley’s campaign website in a posting dated April 19:

http://www.facebook.com/bobwheatley2014

To your point about the legality of Deaver endorsing Connor or campaigning for him, I’d say it’s perfectly legal and this sort of thing happens all the time.

Posted by: Sharon Lemaire | Sep 05, 2014 09:22

Brad Connor’s recent letter asserts that he is being misrepresented, but here are some facts to the contrary. Regarding his relationship with Councilwoman Joan Deaver: he has her campaign manager running his campaign; according Mr. Connor’s financial report, Mrs. Deaver’s husband made a major donation to his campaign on March 20, 2014 and about 40% of his donors are from Mrs. Deaver’s District 3; Mrs. Deaver endorsed Mr. Connor in her social media postings in April 2014 and has conducted an almost non-stop attack on his opponent for the last three months. Mr. Connor may not have known Mrs. Deaver long, but it looks to me like they have become fast friends and if he wins, he’ll owe her big time.

Regarding Mr. Connor’s payday loan activities, according to the State of Delaware Division of Corporations website, queried again at 4PM yesterday, the registered agent of AAA Cash4U Payday Loans, Inc. is S. Bradley Connor (see screen shot below). The address is that of his liquor store in Bethany Beach. The state banking commission website lists his brother James P. Connor as the lender. Prior to establishing AAA Cash4U Payday Loans, Inc., Mr. Connor was an employee of Cash Advance Plus headquartered in Delmar, DE, the owner of which is also a major donor to his campaign. For Mr. Connor to simply state that he does not own nor does he receive income from any payday loan company is at best a disingenuous effort to hide his payday loan connections. Mr. Connor, if I have misrepresented the facts as you suggest, then please enlighten me and I will stand corrected, but this time please tell us the whole story. It’s the ethical thing to do, don’t you think?

Sharon Lemaire

NOT CUTTING BACK

Labor Day I received a recording from Delmarva Power asking me to preserve power this afternoon for a few hours, and I would receive a discount on my bill, but I’d have to be on their energy program which I am not, but of course if I do conserve energy during those peak hours my bill will go down anyway.

Either way, I’m not cutting back on my juice. The state’s k:Public Service Commission allows Delmarva to charge enough for power to cover their expenses and allow them a whopping profit margin. How many of us are guaranteed to make enough money to cover our expenses and have some left over?

Instead of using those profits by reinvesting, which they just received a slap on the wrist by the PCS for not upgrading enough they like many companies pay their CEO’s hefty salaries. Not that their employees aren’t well paid, they are, but why should I swelter in the heat for their benefit.

If we blow a grid and are without power the blame rest on Delmarva not the consumer for not cutting back. Read more…

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