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Ge­or­gia said she worked at Ep­stein’s Depart­ment Store as a cook for over 30 years. At age 46, she suf­fered a stroke which par­a­lyzed her right side.

“It hap­pened in the mid­dle of the night,”

Ge­or­gia said. “They took me to Deer’s Head Hospi­tal (in Sal­is­bury) and they told me I would never walk again. I can’t talk ei­ther.”

Ge­or­gia’s fin­gers and toes were curled as a re­sult of the stroke. Three times a day, she soaked her hands in ice water while a nurse would try to pry open the joints. “Then one night, they just opened by them­selves.”

Doc­tors had told Ge­or­gia she would be hos­pi­tal­ized for at least two years, but she was re­leased in just one. The de­ter­mi­na­tion which led to Ge­or­gia’s early re­lease en­abled her to talk again, and now walk again.

A pro­posed 340-foot ra­dio tower has some Queen­stown res­i­dents con­cerned about how it could af­fect ev­ery­thing from emer­gency trans­mis­sions to the view out their win­dow.

Whether the tower is even built is up to mem­bers of the Queen Anne;s County Board of Ap­peals, who heard tes­ti­mony from both sides last month.

This is the first time a pro­posed ra­dio tower has been chal­lenged in Queen Anne’s County.

A quiet Sun­day af­ter­noon at the Merid­ian Nurs­ing Home at Cor­sica Hills was shat­tered when four deer crashed into the home’s main of­fices.

Fam­i­lies were vis­it­ing res­i­dent who had just come in from out­side to have lunch. Stephanie Bran­ham, a part-time re­cep­tion­ist, was sit­ting in the busi­ness of­fice at­tend­ing the time cards when she thought she heard thunder. But what she thought was an ap­proach­ing storm turned out to be an avalanche of glass.

Two deer had jumped through her of­fice win­dow. One deer man­aged to jump back out, cut­ting it­self badly,. It was later shot. The other deer ran around the of­fice, step­ping on Bran­ham’s foot as she strug­gled to get out.

As Bran­ham ran out into the hall­way to warn the staff to get the res­i­dents and fam­i­lies to safety, two more deer crashed into an­other of­fice.

This week

Politi­cians are ap­peal­ing the de­ci­sion of

the U.S. Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion which ruled not to pro­vide emer­gency dis­as­ter as­sis­tance to Mary­land clam­mers.

Rep. Tom McMillen, who is run­ning in the first con­gres­sional dis­trict, ap­pealed the SBA’s de­ci­sion. The as­sis­tance would have made loans avail­able to those who made their liv­ing clam­ming.

The rea­son given for the re­fusal was that a sud­den event did not kill the clams. Although high water tem­per­a­tures and in­creased salin­ity lev­els wiped out the clam pop­u­la­tion, the SBA con­sid­ers that a gen­eral dis­as­ter, and there­fore not cov­ered.

As the state-man­dated test scores pile up, some of the Mid-Shore ed­u­ca­tors say the re­sults are not giv­ing them the clear di­rec­tion they need to guide their school sys­tem.

“All of these things, I guess, will give us some di­rec­tion as far as cur­ricu­lum and in­struc­tion goes, but as far as where it’s lead­ing to I’m not sure and it’s cer­tainly not lead­ing in a sin­gle di­rec­tion,: said Al­lan Gor­such, the in­terim school su­per­in­ten­dent for Caro­line County.

The lat­est test re­sults show that among last year’s eighth graders on the MidShore, stu­dents in Kent and Queen Anne’s coun­ties scored bet­ter than the state and na­tional av­er­ages on a new test de­signed to eval­u­ate ba­sic skills in read­ing, lan­guage and math.

In a bizarre traf­fic case, a judge cit­ing sig­nif­i­cant con­flict be­tween the tes­ti­monies of two Mary­land State troop­ers ac­quit­ted an An­napo­lis man ac­cused of as­sault­ing the two of­fi­cers.

Judge John T. Clark III ren­dered his de­ci­sion a week af­ter the March 9 case against Robin Neil Thompson, 41, who was charged with in­tox­i­cated and other vi­o­la­tions when he was ar­rested five months ago.

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