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.
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.