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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Visited the college's namesake William McDaniel at the Westminster Cemetery

Visited Ron Brewer at the Westminster Cemetery on Wednesday

Accident VC Englar Rd - Woodward Rd Westminster police-fire ems on scene

Stopped for a trip down memory lane at the old Westminster High Sch

The gym at the old Westminster High Sch still looks the same as it did in 1960s

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lance Armstrong and King Sisyphus by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/cctpxp2

Lance Armstrong and King Sisyphus by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/cctpxp2

August 29, 2012

Last Thursday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency decided, without a single credible shred of evidence, that since professional cyclist Lance Armstrong did not prove himself to be innocent, he is guilty and could not have been successful in his storied career without the use of drugs.

Before Mr. Armstrong retired from professional cycling in February 2010, he had passed approximately 500 drug tests in his long, celebrated, and distinguished athletic career. It is believed that there has never-ever been a single positive test…


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“There’s something very much of the feel of a witch hunt to this. If Armstrong was doping, then by God take away his awards and give him a medal for being the smartest damn athlete on the planet.”


… we live in an era where the purpose of government is to criminalize the successful. Whether you are successful in business, art, professional sports – or whatever, the basic tenant of government is that you simply must be guilty of something. The purpose of bureaucracy is to prove it.

Whether you are guilty or not is unimportant. For the government, what is critical is that you be accused. That’s all that is necessary. The media will take care of the rest – by suggestion, innuendo, and nefarious association.

Your job is to endeavor to prove that you are innocent. It is a task that makes the myth of Sisyphus look easy.

You remember Sisyphus. There are many interpretations and versions of the story – including my favorite, “The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5314


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eagle Archive: A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare

Eagle Archive: A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare



On the morning of Aug. 22, in 1485, a defining moment in English history took place with the death of Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth Field.

This of course, leads us directly to the summer of 1938 at Blue Ridge College in New Windsor.

Well, sorta-kinda.

I'll explain … after I wax poetic with William Shakespeare: "Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this son of York…"

Many will recognize that these lines appear in Shakespeare's "Richard III" — the last play of a study in history of the Wars of Roses by Shakespeare, which includes, "Henry VI, parts 1, 2 and 3," "Richard II" and "Henry V." Of all of Shakespeare's work, "Richard III" remains my favorite (followed by, on any given day, "As You Like It").

Throughout the history of our own beloved realm — Carroll County — folks have enjoyed days "made glorious summer by" arts and cultural programs such as church choirs, theater groups and band concerts.

Years ago, outdoor theater also made glorious summer, according to local historian, and now State Senator, Joe Getty, in a piece he wrote for the Historical Society of Carroll County.



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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Upcoming national political conventions are sure to be entertaining

Upcoming national political conventions are sure to be entertaining

By Kevin Dayhoff, August 12, 2012


One may look upon the Republican National Convention, in Tampa Florida on August 27-30 and the upcoming Democrat National Convention which will take place in Charlotte North Carolina September 3-6, as the Olympics of political contests for Americans - - or the full employment act for pundits and political journalists.

Today’s presidential nomination process is very different from the early days of the Republic when the two major parties, the “Federalists” and the “Democrat-Republicans” – the forerunner of the today’s Democrat Party; determined their respective presidential nominees by a “caucus” made-up of members of Congress or state legislatures. This process prevailed through 1828.

The first national political convention of what we now know as the two major political parties; was held by the Democrat Party in Baltimore May 21 and 23, 1832.

According to a brief history of the Maryland Democratic Party written by Carroll County historian, and former Maryland Secretary of State, John T. Willis., it “was held at the Atheneum (and Warfield’s Church) … located on the southwest corner of St. Paul and Lexington Streets. Twelve delegates from each county and six delegates from Baltimore City were invited to attend.” 

“In the 19th century, difficulties of travel led to the selection of centrally located cities as convention sites. Baltimore, located midway along the Atlantic seaboard, was a favorite choice in early years,” says the Washington Congressional Research Service.

From 1832 to 1872, eight of the twelve Democrat Party national conventions were held in Baltimore. Considering that two of the main routes to Baltimore from all points west travel through Carroll County, an historian’s imagination can run wild as to what national political figures may have passed through Carroll County in those days.

What we now know as the Republican Party essentially began in 1854 and replaced the Whig Party, which had replaced the much earlier Federalist Party.

It would be an understatement to suggest that the events that will take place in Tampa later in the month are quite different from the first Republican National Convention, June 17 to 19, 1856.

That convention was attended by 600 delegates and 100 news reporters, who had ample room to move in the 1200 seat Musical Fund Hall, near 8th and Locust Street in Philadelphia.

The Musical Fund Hall still stands. In 1980 developers saved the long neglected building from demolition and turned it into an apartment house.

The Republican Party was in its infancy, having been organized only two years earlier in at a meeting in Ripon, Wisconsin from a mishmash of anti-slavery Democrats, the remnants of the Whig Party, abolitionists, and “Free-Soilers.”

The original driving force of the party was to fight the “Kansas-Nebraska Act,” which had opened new United States territories to slavery in spite of the “Missouri Compromise of 1820.”

Originally the party was a single-issue consortium of citizens who were adamantly opposed to slavery. Although, many of the tenets of the party, that remain in place today; economic development, education, limited government with an emphasis on individual freedoms and a personal responsibility for one’s future fate, were ancillary issues gluing together a volatile mix of groups and individuals dedicated to abolishing slavery at any cost.

According to the “Independence Hall Association” in Philadelphia; the key plank was firm opposition to the extension of slavery. "It is the duty of Congress to prohibit in the territories those twin relics of barbarism, polygamy, and slavery.”

Many historians consider the very first national Republic get together to be an informal “convention” in Pittsburg, earlier that year on February 22 and 23rd. The purpose of that meeting was to organize the June 1856 convention, which went to nominate John C. Fremont, from California, to be Republican presidential candidate and William Dayton from New Jersey to be the vice presidential candidate.

As the Olympics draw to a close and the end of the summer looms on the horizon, you can be sure that the upcoming Republican and Democrat National Conventions are sure to provide some great end of summer entertainment.

Sort of like the upcoming season 12 of American Idol of Fox TV meets the Oracle of Delphi from Greek mythology with a twist of Survivor thrown-in for some reality.

Only the convention reality shows are carefully scripted; minutely choreographed and in the end, after certain folks have been voted off the island, everyone comes together to sing about a great and wonderful future under either the Republican or the Democrat nominee for president… Or something like that - anyway… Whatever.

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Stunning images from Mars



Beautiful and incredible images from the latest batch of photographs sent back from the Mars Curiosity rover.

First color photos sent home from Mars

Breaking news – August 22, 2012 - “After two weeks of taking stock of its surroundings, the Mars Curiosity rover has taken its first ‘baby steps’ and sent back images of its first tracks ...,” according to various media sources.

And the first images are simply stunning. The slogan, in the middle of the large banner, is written in Southern Martian, an old dialect on the red planet. “Yankee Imperialist Go Home” means “Yankee Imperialist Go Home.”


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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The bright red sunset shines through the McDaniel stadium update picture

Heart of the Chesapeake – Visitors Guide to Dorchester County Maryland


Heart of the Chesapeake – Visitors Guide to Dorchester County Maryland




Last fall I had a delightful trip to the 2011 Fall Maryland Municipal League’s Fall Legislative Conference at the Cambridge Maryland Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay… MML – Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference October 31 - November 2, 2011…

See also: http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/search/label/MML%20Municipal%20League and MD MML Muni League Disclosure and November 2, 2011, Work Cut Out For Municipal League by Kevin E. Dayhoff: “This week officials from Maryland cities and towns throughout the state converged on the Cambridge Hyatt Chesapeake Bay conference facilities for the three-day Maryland Municipal League’s fall legislative conferencehttp://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=4723

I’m now planning another trip to Cambridge at the end of September 2012. I pulled the Visitors Guide to Dorchester County Maryland from my 2011 Fall Maryland Municipal League’s Fall Legislative Conference at the Cambridge Maryland Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay files and have posted it for easy access while I am on the road.

If you ever have a chance to visit anywhere on the Delmarva Peninsula, please take advantage of the opportunity. Be sure to put Cambridge, Blackwater Refuge and Dorchester County on your itinerary.

I’m just saying… August 22, 2012 Kevin Dayhoff




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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Eagle Archive: School experience has changed in Carroll, but it still adds up for students

Eagle Archive: School experience has changed in Carroll, but it still adds up for students



In August, 1971, much of the community was curious as to whether or not the "Carroll County Vocational Technical Center" would open its doors on Sept. 7 to launch its first year of operation.

Today, the school on Washington Road, next to Westminster High School, is known as the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.

The job training and college preparatory classes at the Career and Technology Center vary from business and retail to computer and construction, from engineering and manufacturing to health and transportation.

According to an Aug. 16, 1971, article in the now defunct Democratic Advocate newspaper, "Frank Mather, administrator of the center, said that all of the school's facilities except for the horticulture area, conference rooms and some lavatories and some equipment will be ready for use on opening day….. http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0819-20120818,0,5980768.story

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Eagle Archive: If the past is a guide, political conventions are sure to be entertaining

Eagle Archive: If the past is a guide, political conventions are sure to be entertaining


As the Olympics draw to a close and the end of the summer looms on the horizon, you can be sure that the upcoming Republican and Democrat national conventions will provide end-of-summer entertainment.

For those setting their DVRs: The Republican National Convention is in Tampa on Aug. 27-30 and the upcoming Democrat National Convention will take place in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 3-6.

Today's presidential nomination process is very different from the early days of the Republic, when the two major parties — the Federalists and the Democrat-Republicans (the forerunner of the today's Democrat Party) — determined their respective presidential nominees by a caucus made-up of members of Congress or state legislatures. This process prevailed through 1828.

The first national political convention of what we now know as the two major political parties was held by the Democrat Party just down the road in Baltimore, May 21 and 23, 1832… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0812-20120808,0,1262168.story

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Westminster MD Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1

1924 American La France ladder truck at the Westminster Fire Co museum

Enjoying the Westminster Fire Dept. Museum open house

Still plenty of pit beef and ham available at the Westminster Fire Dept museum

Sunday, Aug 19 2012, 1-4 pm Westminster Fire Department museum open house http://tinyurl.com/d25cj6g


Sunday, Aug 19 2012, 1-4 pm Westminster Fire Department museum open house http://tinyurl.com/d25cj6g 

Westminster Fire Department museum open house
Today, Sunday, August 19, 2012 – the 3rd Sunday of the month - from 1-4 p.m.
Also available is pit beef and pit ham sandwiches for the event from 1-4 p.m...


On Sunday, August 19, 2012 – the 3rd Sunday of the month - the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department will swing open the doors to the past with an open house to the department’s critically acclaimed history of local firefighting museum, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Veteran firefighters and historians will be hand to answer questions and conduct tours of the museum which is attached to the southern-end of the firehouse on John Street in downtown Westminster.

Also available is pit beef and pit ham sandwiches for the event from 1-4 p.m...

The museum at the Westminster firehouse offers the public a glimpse into the history of the fire department that spans two centuries. It was dedicated on October 24, 1998, when the fire department moved from the fire station located at 66 East Main Street, which had served the community for 102 years, to its current location on John Street.




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Eagle Archive: In 1923, sheriff busted the Hampstead fireman's carnival for gambling


On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1923, the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company carnival was accused of running a gambling operation and was shut down by Carroll County Sheriff William Phillips.

Phillips appeared on the carnival grounds with Carroll County State's Attorney Theodore F. Brown, and arrested the person in charge of the carnival's amusements, Thomas Zepp, and hauled him off to jail.

Pandemonium broke loose in Hampstead as a result. This was especially true because of the significance the Hampstead fireman's carnival has played in the history of the town…


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Saturday, August 18, 2012

1994 Westminster Nurseries recipes and home hints Calendar



For over 25-years I made a living farming nursery stock, trees, ornamental plants, and perennials. One of my key and critical suppliers was Westminster Nurseries.

I grew-up almost next to the Westminster Nurseries production fields and green houses and spent many an entire day roaming Westminster Nurseries’ fields.

And actually, that is how I learned the Latin names of most plants. The plants in the fields were always identified by its Latin name and as a child I never really thought much of it. I just figured that was the plant’s name… It was not until later in high school, when I took Latin classes, that I learned more about the Rules of Linnaeus and taxonomy…

I always liked the Westminster Nurseries’ calendar; not only because I liked the pictures, but I also liked the recipes and home hints…

August 18, 2012 Kevin Dayhoff


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Friday, August 17, 2012

McDaniel prog pic 4 Green Terrors r getting 4 new season Will stadium b ready?

The steps got poured at the McDaniel College stadium construction project

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McDaniel College progress picture 2

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The 2011 MidAtlantic Farm Credit calendar


The 2011 MidAtlantic Farm Credit calendar


In recent years MidAtlantic Farm Credit has published a wonderful calendar featuring local agricultural scenes photographed by local folks involved in the business of agriculture… http://www.scribd.com/doc/102874471/The-2011-MidAtlantic-Farm-Credit-calendar

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Consider these advantages to doing business with MidAtlantic Farm Credit:

MidAtlantic Farm Credit is one of the largest ag lenders on the East Coast with over $2 billion in loans outstanding to more than 10,500 members.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit has 20 offices, serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, North-Central Maryland, North-Eastern West Virginia, and North-Western Virginia.

As a member-owned co-op, MidAtlantic Farm Credit  has historically returned 85% of our profits to our borrower/members through patronage refunds.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit offers a wide range of products and services - from loans to leases to crop insurance.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit employs an experienced staff, knowledgeable in agriculture and dedicated to serving you - our member and our customer.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Kevin Dayhoff - The Tentacle: Fighting the “Stuff Monster”



There comes a time in a person’s life when one needs to get a fresh supply of trash bags, buy a new heavy-duty paper shredder, back the pick-up truck to the basement door, get out the large party-size coffee maker, and clear the clutter.


For me, periodically fighting the “Stuff Monster” has been a survival tool – or I would have been the tragic-lead character in a serial reality horror show on hoarding a long time ago.

Yet, in my personal journey of a life-long struggle with the “Stuff Monster,” the deck has always been stacked against me.

For, you see, my situation has been exacerbated by the fact that I have been self-employed all my life. Many colleagues have been able to fight the “Stuff Monster” much more easily because all the filing cabinets full of papers and pallets of boxes in records storage, has been the responsibility of their respective employers.

Well, with me – since the late 1960s – I’ve been my own employer and keeping records, documents and stuff has always been my responsibility.

And, of course, for the last 35 or so years, in addition to art and farming, I have continuously served on any number of local, county or state boards, committees or commissions – and for many years, as an elected official – all of which was accompanied by my bringing home papers, documents and records by the wheelbarrow load.

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I am trying to go as paperless as possible.

My paperless initiative is in part, because technology has advanced to the point that I can now handle many office and administrative functions more efficiently - without paper.

However, my reasons for going as paperless as possible are in part, as a matter of practicality. Above and beyond the fact that we travel a lot and are simply not at home to get hardcopy paper-mail at our post office box; at my advanced age, handling mountains of paper day-in and day-out has not gotten any easier.

Curiously, after almost 40-years of office administration, if you hand me a piece of paper, in several hours, I have no clue as to where it is. However, I always seem to be able to find electronic paperwork… Caroline will tell you that I have come to like reading online so much that I scan-in letters and writing-newspaper-research materials just so that I can read it on the computer…

Moreover, a large part of my decision to go paperless is a product of my environmental activism, which in part springs forth from faith beliefs…

Whatever - - I am a geek and although a few electrons may be inconvenienced; paperless is far more efficient…

That said, LOL – the initiative sure has had some interesting moments – and a few profound failures; however, it has been for the most part, quite successful…


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