The Morning News for June 21, 2010

by Dave on June 21, 2010

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The Morning News for Monday, June 21, 2010:

Young Boy Drowns In Delaware Pool (CBS3)

Delaware State Police say a 2-year-old boy drowned in an above-ground pool during a family reunion in Georgetown. (MORE)

State ponders use of Race to the Top funding (News Journal)

The state’s 90-day window for finalizing how half of its $119 million federal Race to the Top grant will be distributed among schools is about to close. (MORE)

Sussex eatery overcomes early hiccup (Delaware Online)

Much fanfare surrounded the March arrival of Betty’s Pure & Simple in Rehoboth Beach, the latest eatery in Sussex County restaurateur Matt Haley’s growing culinary empire. (MORE)

Citizens group pushes for immigration laws (News Journal)

Russ Murphy stood before nearly 100 people last week and told them the immigration legislation they were lobbying Delaware to enact would go nowhere before the legislative session ends next week. (MORE)

Delaware shore has plenty of sharks, but not much bite (Salisbury Daily Times)

Since the 1975 release of “Jaws,” a film whose star was an enormous, man-eating shark, the very sight of a dorsal fin has sent beachgoers into a panic-driven frenzy. (MORE)

U.S. 113 corridor to get safety overhaul (Delaware Online)

State transportation officials are unveiling a $4 million plan to improve safety at seven intersections along the U.S. 113 corridor in Sussex County. (MORE)

The Bewitched B&B in Rehoboth Beach, Del. is a shrine to the ’60s sitcom (Washington Post)

Over breakfast at the Bewitched B&B in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Chris Higgins was twitching his nose. The visitor from Philadelphia was not fending off a sneeze. Per another guest’s request, he was attempting to replicate the spell-casting tic from the popular 1960s TV show of the same name. (MORE)

Whale spotted on Fenwick shores (DelmarvaNow.com)

When an unidentified whale came a little too close to shore, the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol decided it was time to clear the waters. (MORE)

Unemployment falls again in Delaware (News Journal)

Delaware’s jobless rate is continuing to ease off its 2010 peak, falling to 8.8 percent in May for its second straight decline. (MORE)

Ocean Winds Stabbing (WMDT)

On June 19, 2010, at 0148 hr, officers of the Dewey Beach Police Department responded to a physical altercation in front of the Ocean Winds Shopping Plaza. When the arrived they found the Victim, (WM 43 Of Warren MI) bleeding heavily from the arm, hand and face. (MORE)

Movies & bonfires return to Dewey Beach this week (WGMD)

Movies on the beach and bonfires return to Dewey Beach this week.  During the day the beach is for sun and fun – but on Monday nights – starting this week – the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach is for fun and family adventure as Monday night movies and Wednesday bonfires return. (MORE)

Designer opens new Berlin (MD) shop (DelmarvaNow.com)

Luxury items to delight the eye and exhilarate the soul are featured in the newly opened Mark Showell Interiors at 22 William Street. That’s just the mood he wants to set, said owner Mark Showell. (MORE)

Gold coach Collick set for next challenge (Delaware Online)

Another football chapter in the life of Bill Collick has come to a close. Collick was the Gold head coach Saturday night in the 55th annual Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game. It was his first time on the Blue-Gold sidelines since playing in the 1970 game. The next chapter for Collick will be a challenge unlike any he has faced before. (MORE)

JFC’s budget reverses school bus, pass-through cuts (Sussex Countian)

In a day-long final budget drafting session June 18, the General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee produced a spending plan for the legislature’s consideration that includes the restoration of numerous cuts proposed by Gov. Jack Markell. (MORE)

Delaware man’s body recovered near Coveneck Marina (News Journal)

The body of a 69-year-old Millsboro-area man who is believed to have drowned was recovered Saturday near the Coveneck Marina, officials said. (MORE)

Congressional Candidate John Carney announces plan to reduce Delaware’s cancer rates (WGMD)

Congressional candidate John Carney wants cancer rates to be reduced in Delaware. He has a three-pronged, cancer work plan to achieve that. (MORE)

Chickens reign at Delaware State University festival (Delaware Online)

Luke Barnhardt of Wilmington bobbed and weaved at the edge of a broiler chick display at Delaware State University Saturday, hoping to scoop a single tiny peep out of a churning, fluffy mass and into his daughter Elizabeth’s hand. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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