Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993

By Greg Bassett
Posted 9/1/21

Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993 --

WMDT-TV in Salisbury has decided it will not run episodes of the ABC-TV police drama “NYPD Blue” during the upcoming network television season. Station …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993

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Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993 --

  • WMDT-TV in Salisbury has decided it will not run episodes of the ABC-TV police drama “NYPD Blue” during the upcoming network television season. Station General Manager Frank Pilgrim said he and the station’s owners -- Marion and Berl Brechner -- had jointly made the decision. The controversial TV show has at times showed nudity, which has resulted in TV stations nationwide being flooded with complaints. “I don’t know if it’s the right decision,” said Pilgrim, “but I feel like it is. The (ABC officials) went too far and if we don’t stand up to the nudity, it won’t end.”
  • A tractor-trailer truck from Crown, Cork & Seal was cut in half when it was driven into the path of a train near Fruitland. The accident scattered thousands of metal cans all over the roadway and tracks. The truck’s driver was not injured in the collision. Investigators said the train was traveling at about 30 mph when it cut into the truck trailer.
  • The Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport has welcomed Bob Bryant as its new Airport Manager. The Airport Commission will formally install Bryant in the post at a luncheon on Sept. 17. Meanwhile, Richard “Dick” Work has been named to replace Glenn Benedict on the commission. Benedict has served 30 years as a commission member.
  • Students at Wicomico Senior High School will face some obstacles when they arrive for classes next week. A $10.6 million renovation of the Long Avenue campus is continuing, with Building 9 fully closed. Principal Tom Field said students in math, foreign language and business classes will be learning in portable buildings positioned near the cafeteria. The renovations are expected to be complete in either 1995 or 1996.
  • Denise Brewington fired a two-day score of 180 to capture the Elks Golf & Country Club Women’s Championship. Brewington defeated the 2nd-place finisher, Laura Haugh, by three strokes. Mary Lee Lloyd won the 2nd Flight with a 193 score. Doris Brodey and Jolene Miles tied for second. Jean McKenney won the 3rd Flight; Barbara Cain was runner-up.
  • Students at Salisbury State University will be urged to look beyond their own needs and get involved in the community through volunteerism when Dr. George Whitehead delivers the address at this year’s fall convocation. Whitehead, Chairman of the Psychology Department, serves on a campus committee that is backing community service initiatives for students.
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center is seeking state approval to build a 30-bed skilled nursing facility for patients who no longer need acute care, but still require medical supervision. Last year, stae health officials approved a $4.8 million expansion for Wicomico Nursing Home, which will add 42 beds to the community.