University of Maryland leaves ACC to join Big Ten, Bowie Walmart workers to strike on Black Friday, House of Delegate replacement rejected by Governor O’Malley
Maryland University has been accepted to the Big Ten Conference starting with their 2014-2-015 season. The Big Ten is a revenue sharing conference and Maryland University officials are confident that this revenue will help ensure the continued sports programs at the university. Do bloggers have a Big Ten?
Diamondback News Article HERE
Clean up on aisle 23!!! Walmart employees at the Annapolis Rd, Clinton, Bowie, Hyattsville, and Laurel Walmart stores are poised to STRIKE on the day you need them the most: Black Friday, November 23rd. Sams Club stores throughout the area will similarly affected. Target is probably drooling right about now. Organizations representing striking employees claim that while Walmart earnings are at $16 billion a year, “hundreds of thousands of its employees are living in poverty—even many that work full time. The problems extend to workers who toil in unsafe working conditions in subcontracted warehouses.” A New York Times articles reported, “Wal-Mart officials insisted that the protests were publicity stunts rather than strikes, carried out by a tiny fraction of the nation’s 1.4 million Wal-Mart workers.”
The Democratic Central Committee‘s choice of replacement for disgraced former delegate Tiffany Alston is under fire for his violent past. According to his former employer Councilman Will Campos, Greg Hall has made no secret of his criminal past. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has asked Prince George’s County Democrats to withdraw the name of businessman Greg Hall to replace Tiffany Alston as Prince George’s Maryland House of Delegates representative until the state’s attorney general rules on whether the seat is actually vacant. Hall said of Gov. O’Malley’s decision, ““He can’t do that. We are moving forward,” Hall said. “I like my governor, but we don’t see eye to eye on this. I am sorry that he feels that way.”
Alston is pulling out all the stops to regain her delegate seat but that’s a whole other ball of wax. Alston asked that Hall’s appointment be reviewed. Ain’t that the pot calling the kettle Black? My opinion is this, everyone deserves the right to rise above their past. Problem here is that Greg Hall‘s past too closely mirrors Prince George County’s present. In another city or county, his would be a redemption story. In Prince George’s County, Hall’s criminal past too closely resembles the recently removed thug era of Jack Johnson. Hall is a former crack dealer who in 1992 was initially charged with murder in relation to a shootout that killed a 13-year-old honors student. Hall spent 40 days in jail but the charge was withdrawn after tests showed the fatal bullet had come from the gun of another man with whom Hall was feuding; Hall was convicted separately on a misdemeanor gun charge. So technically, he was released on a technicality. Sorry Greg Hall, but right now yours is not the face this county needs.
Read entire Washington Post Article HERE.