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T idewater Trader February 12, 2020 Page B10 Your Life, Your Loves, Your Dreams and Desires by World-Renowned Astrologer Sally Brompton • Love • Survival • Relationships • Health • Money • Career • Pets • Your Future • Lifelines • Lunar Gardening Discover more about yourself at www.sallybrompton.com Happy Anniversary: Becky and Ike Full Moon Monda�, March 9th 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 SUNRISE & SUNSET 2020 • CHESTERTOWN, MD (EASTERN STANDARD TIME) Source: Nautical Almanac, U.S. Naval Observatory. Corrected For Daylight Savings Time . These times are for reference only. FEB. Rise Set hour min 7:11 5:25 7:11 5:26 7:10 5:27 7:09 5:28 7:08 5:29 7:07 5:30 7:06 5:32 7:05 5:33 7:03 5:34 7:02 5:35 7:01 5:36 7:00 5:37 6:59 5:38 6:58 5:40 6:57 5:41 6:55 5:42 6:54 5:43 6:53 5:44 6:51 5:45 6:50 5:46 6:49 5:48 6:47 5:49 6:46 5:50 6:45 5:51 6:43 5:52 6:42 5:53 6:41 5:54 6:39 5:55 6:38 5:56 MARCH Rise Set hour min 6:36 5:57 6:35 5:58 6:33 5:59 6:32 6:01 6:30 6:02 6:29 6:03 6:27 6:04 7:26 7:05 7:24 7:06 7:23 7:07 7:21 7:08 7:19 7:09 7:18 7:10 7:16 7:11 7:15 7:12 7:13 7:13 7:12 7:14 7:10 7:15 7:08 7:16 7:07 7:17 7:05 7:18 7:04 7:19 7:02 7:20 7:01 7:21 6:59 7:22 6:57 7:23 6:56 7:24 6:54 7:25 6:53 7:26 6:51 7:27 6:50 7:28 Happy Birthday: Logan Pinder Annie Palmer Wyatt Tom Hogans John Jones Willie T. Nancy Julika Blankenship Mole Ella von Voss Faith Wilson Kathleen Hurd Casey Hersberger Kathi Naumann Mike Coakley Baker Landon Amanda Nelson Chuck Reeser Ben Herr Scott Dalgliesh Trisha Lipscomb Nadia Johnson Shandra Warren Tina Hackett Gillian Spero Chestertown Tea Party Festival T-Shirt Design Contest The Chestertown Tea Party Festival is calling on artists of all ages to participate in a t-shirt design contest. The purpose of the contest is to create a design for the annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival t-shirt. The Chestertown Tea Party Festival has been held annually since 1976. The Festival celebrates the colonial past of Chestertown, including the alleged throwing of tea into the Chester River. The design will be featured on the back of the annual t-shirt. It may be used online or in printed material as well. The design needs to be in black and white. Each person may submit up to two entries. The winner will receive a $100 award and will be recognized at the Ches- tertown Tea Party Festival Parade Awards Ceremony held on Saturday, May 23 rd . Entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 28 th . They may also be submit- ted electronically to greenbien@hotmail.com. For complete set of rules as well as the entry form and more information, please visit www.chestertownteaparty.org Words For Review by Lanny Parks As you know, I am neither the lawyer nor the judge in our family, but I have learned a great deal about the legal system during my life, first during my trial period of employment at a law firm in Washington, D.C. (where I learned that women lawyers were considered vastly inferior to male attorneys), as a wife of a law student (where I learned that there really are multiple ways to interpret the law and to present it to a judge and/or jury), and as a citizen called for jury duty (where I learned that some lawyers are just plain stupid). That being said, I want to review my understanding of what transpired in the United States Senate recently. As we all know - or should know by now - Section 4 of Article II of the Constitution, states that “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” We also know that Article I, Section 2 states that “The House of Representatives shall chuse (sic) their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment”; and from Section 2 that “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside...” That this was an unusual trial is not in question. There were days of ‘testimony’ from members of the House of Representatives, but for the first time in my experience of trials, the jury was not compelled to remain seated during the duration of the presentation of the ‘evidence’. They were seen to wander in and out and around the Senate chamber, reading books, playing with fidget spinners, and even passing notes to one another. At no time did the Chief Justice challenge this behavior. I know that any judge in any other court in this country would have demanded that the jury sit and give full time and attention to the hearing. Perhaps if he had immediately dismissed any and every Senator who broke that most basic rule of jurisprudence from remaining on the ‘jury’ or being able to cast any vote pertaining to the proceedings, they might have taken their responsibility more seriously. That there were no witnesses called is another major flaw in the hearing. I have never heard of or read about a fair trial in which evidence is presented by ‘attorneys‘ with no corroboration fromactual witnesses. It seems to me that the Senate jurors were given secondhand information at best, without the benefit of being able to question or clarify the materials from the primary sources and witnesses, much less from the accused himself. Did the Chief Justice believe that he had no responsibility to call for those witnesses to testify? Without them, there was no real trial. Third, was the fact that the Senators were under oath to remain open to the evidence presented and impartial in their decision. There were too many Senators who had not only made up their minds ahead of time, but announced to the public that they were already committed to voting for or against the accused before they heard anything at all in the way of evidence and argument. Did the Chief Justice not hear those press statements and yet still believe that he was presiding over a just and fair trial before impartial jurors? Democracy is very fragile. When it is treated with the cavalier attitude that marked this most recent proceeding in the Senate chamber, it becomes weaker and more vulnerable to further deterioration. I do not care whose ‘side’ you were on, you surely recognize that this ‘trial’ was farcical and unbefitting the system of government to which we pledge our allegiance. D r . T ruth © Dear Dr. Truth: I have been steadily gaining weight since Thanksgiving. Truth be known, it’s actually been since Halloween. I have gone from a size 4 to a size 14. Food is my friend; it is better than sex! I can’t get enough of it. My husband says he is going to leaveme and I don’t really care. Is this wrong? Satisfied Dear Satisfied, Only you know if it’s wrong! Food sounds like your new best friend. But instead of it being by your side, it’s on your side… ANDTHAT’STHETRUTH! Comm. Events Every Thurs 3:30pm-6:30pm - Kent Island Farmer’s Market at Christ Church, 830 Ro- mancoke Rd., Stevensville; 410-643-3283. Every Sat 8am-12pm - Farmer’s Market on Park Row at Fountain Park, in downtown Chestertown; Fresh homegrown produce, herbs, breads, soaps, plants, artisans, crafters, alpaca & wool products, & more; www.chestertownfarmersmarket.net. Through Feb. 26th 8am-4pm - Free Drop-In Blood Pressure Screenings every Wednes- day in the Center for Cardiopulmonary Fit- ness & Wellness, UM Medical Center, 100 Brown St., Chestertown; 410-778-3300 ext. 2222; sherrie.hill@umm.edu; V isit www.umshoreregional.org/cardiac_rehab. Through Feb. 28th - Shore Love Little Quilts Exhibit at Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown; Art quilts, wall quilts and other small works; Free; Presented by Olde Kent Quilters Guild. Through March 1st - Seeing Red & Amaz- ing People Shows at Chestertown River- Arts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown; Call 410-778-6300. Through June 12th - 10% off for students with i.d. at Nearly New Shop, 320 High St. (corner of High & Spring Streets) Chester- town; Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm; Benefits UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown; Call 410-778-1781. Through Summer 2020 - Sale of Bricks for Compass Regional Hospice renovations; $200 reserves a 4 in. x 8 in. brick; Can be customized with wording; 443-262-4106; kleager@compassregionalhospice.org. Wed, Feb. 12th - Needlecrafters, Family History Group, and Beekeepers Assoc. at Kent County Public Library, 408 High St., Chestertown; Feb. 13th Storytime; Feb. 14th Page Turners; Feb. 15th Seed Swap; Feb. 18th Become a Census Taker, Story- time, Book Group, African American Read- In; Feb. 19th Needlecrafters, Book Group, Chamber of Commerce Meet & Mingle; Feb. 20th Storytime, Writers’ Group; Call 410-778-3636; www.kentcountylibrary.org. Wed, Feb. 12th - Veteran Services and Kids Yoga at QAC Free Library, 200 Liberty Circle, Stevensville; Feb. 13th Family Law Clinic, Census, Made to Play; Feb. 14th Technology, Storytime; Feb. 15th Yoga, Arts: Alma Thomas; Feb. 17th Closed; Feb. 18th Fabric Rope Baskets, Playdoh Play- date; 410-643-8161; www.qaclibrary.org. Wed, Feb. 12th - Zoomobile: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore at QAC Free Library, 121 S. Commerce St., Centreville; Feb. 13th Census, Yoga, Book Club; Feb. 14th Little Hands Art; Feb. 15th Crime & a Cuppa, GED Test Prep; Feb. 17th Closed; Call 410-758-0980; www.qaclibrary.org. Wed, Feb. 12th - Open Mic at Academy Art Museum, 114 N. Washington St., Easton; Feb. 18th Printmaking Exploration Eve- nings; Through March 27th Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Juried Art Show; Through August Gamelatron Exhibit; Call 410-822-2787; www.academyartmuseum.org.