The Morning News for June 18, 2010

by Dave on June 18, 2010

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The Morning News for Friday, June 18, 2010:

Millsboro woman arrested for embezzlement (Delaware Wave)

Delaware State Police arrested a Millsboro woman June 14 for allegedly embezzling money from a local car rental company. (MORE)

Delaware Department of Transportation looks to make lease policy transparent (Delaware Online)

The Delaware Department of Transportation has proposed regulatory changes designed to create a more open and fair process when it comes to the long-term leasing of DelDOT-owned property for commercial use. (MORE)

Another bay in trouble: Delaware (Baltimore Sun)

The Chesapeake Bay isn’t the only estuary in trouble. Its smaller neighbor, Delaware Bay, has its share of woes, too, spelled out in a new report issued today. (MORE)

Rehoboth officials debate new gross receipts, property taxes (Cape Gazette)

Rehoboth Beach officials are discussing raising several taxes in an effort to increase revenues. But before moving through with any changes, they want to identify the city’s future needs. (MORE)

Marathon seeks Delaware runner (Billings Gazette)

A Montana marathon is seeking a runner from Delaware so all 50 states can be represented in the July 11 event. (MORE)

SDSA students put on show for First Ladies (Coastal Point)

The Southern Delaware School of the Arts (SDSA) has built a reputation for developing talented youth from throughout the area, but seldom do the students get the opportunity to showcase that talent for a notable audience from outside Sussex County. Late last month, though, they had the chance to do just that, as Carla Markell, wife of Delaware governor Jack Markell, invited 13 other governors’ wives from across the country to the annual Governor’s Spouses Seminar, complete with a performance from SDSA. (MORE)

Senate OK’s new background check for doctors in Delaware (WGMD)

Doctors who want to practice in Delaware are going to have to provide some references –if a bill passed unanimously in the State Senate goes into law. (MORE)

Assessment trial satisfies state board (Delaware Online)

This school year’s trial run of Delaware’s new computer-based assessment went well, officials said Thursday at the monthly state Board of Education meeting. (MORE)

Surf Sharkin’ Adventures lands some excitement on the beach (Coastal Point)

Most beachgoers have grown to accept the fact that the ocean is a foreign and unstable environment for humans – one that requires caution and awareness. Now, three friends have found a way to combine the unpredictable ocean with the exhilarating rush of sport-fishing. (MORE)

Casinos may sap charitable gambling in Delaware (News Journal)

Over the last six months, Laurel’s Pop Warner football league has raised almost 10 percent of its operating budget from hosting two nights of poker games, thanks to gamblers gathering in a Delmar shopping center. (MORE)

Selbyville turning back the clock once again (Coastal Point)

Age is but a number this weekend in Selbyville, contrary to what you may expect from one of the most anticipated events held in the town. Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day will once again be hitting the downtown streets this Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the celebration’s 54th annual installment. (MORE)

HUD awards $5 million to public housing in Delaware (Delaware Business Ledger)

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded $5,200,789 to public housing authorities in Delaware. The funds will allow the Delaware State Housing Authority, Dover Housing Authority, Wilmington Housing Authority, and the Newark Housing Authority to make major capital improvements to their public housing units. (MORE)

Farmers’ markets abuzz in Bethany and Fenwick (Coastal Point)

A harsh and brutal winter has yielded to a welcome spring and a sunny summer, and local farmers and growers have been at the benefiting end of it all. Later this month, they will come together for another summer of farmers’ markets, offering the fruits (and vegetables, flowers and other products) of their labor in Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. (MORE)

Millville, Ocean View attempt to resolve ‘no-man’s land’ (Coastal Point)

Officials from Ocean View and Millville this week discussed the fate of a group of lots located in a “no-man’s land” between the towns, in which some of the lots – all located within the Country Estates community – are only partially in Ocean View and others exist in unincorporated Sussex County, being neither in Ocean View nor in Millville. (MORE)

Search underway for Mrs. Delaware 2011 (Middletown Transcript)

The 2011 Mrs. Delaware Pageant will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts at 7:00 p.m. (MORE)

Bicycle checkpoint to be held tomorrow (Delaware Wave)

A bicycle checkpoint to promote safety will be held tomorrow, July 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Route 26 near Wawa. (MORE)

Skate the State to be hosted by Liquid June 21 (Cape Gazette)

Liquid Board Shop will host Skate the State (Park) on Go Skateboarding Day, Monday, June 21, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. (MORE)

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THIS WEEKEND’S LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Friday

    Georgetown Farmers Market 3-6pm

    6th Annual Georgetown Library 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk

    Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra 7pm

    DSPA ‘Plenty Problems’ Steel Drums pm

    Love Seed Mama Jump 8pm

    Second Street Players: MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, play 8pm

    Saturday

    Lewes Garden Tour

    2nd Milton Medical Complex 5k Run/Walk for the Milton Historical Society

    Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market 8am-12pm

    Milford Farmers Market 9am-1pm

    Free Alley Oop Skim Clinic 10am

    Magnificent & Modest: A Milton Walking Tour 10-11:30am

    PLAY: It’s Not Mean to be Green 10am

    Maryland Community Band 7:30pm

    Second Street Players: MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, play 8pm

    US Navy Commodores 8pm

    Sunday

    Father’s Day

    Lewes Chautauqua Begins

    20th Fathers Day 5k Run 7:30am

    Second Street Players: MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, play 3pm

    Diamond State Concert Band 7:30pm

    Maryland Community Band 8pm

  • Click Here for the Full Calendar.

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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