The Morning News for June 30, 2010

by Dave on June 30, 2010

Today’s Sponsor: Irish Eyes. Check out the free concert in the park in Milton tonight featuring The Matt Lafferty Band, and be sure to stop by Irish Eyes in Milton before and after (even during) the show.  Beat the heat with their famous 22 ounce frozen drinks and cocktails!

The Morning News for Wednesday, June 30, 2010:

Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head to Star in Discovery Channel Series “BREWED” (Coastal Sussex)

In BREWED, Sam shows viewers the other side of the bottle, sharing the stories of beer sub-cultures as well as exploring life inside The Dogfish Head Brewery. BREWED goes behind the scenes at Dogfish Head as Sam’s merry band of creative brewmasters concoct new taste varieties. (MORE)

Bald beauty queen seeks to raise awareness for disease at Miss America pageant (FOX News)

Kayla Martell, who recently won the title of Miss Delaware 2010, suffers from Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disease that led to complete hair loss when she was a child. Martell, now 21, was diagnosed with the disease in the fifth grade. (MORE)   Delaware Ranks as Nation’s 20th Most Obese State (Trust for America’s Health) Delaware was named the 20th most obese state in the country, according to the seventh annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010 report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). (MORE)

Christian Prayer at Delaware School Board Meetings is Wrong (Americans United for the Separation of Church and State)

A Delaware school board’s practice of opening its meetings with Christian prayers violates the constitutional separation of church and state, seven religious and civil liberties groups have told a federal appeals court. (MORE)

80 year old company relocates headquarters to Delaware (WHYY)

In what the Markell administration cites as another example of paving the way quickly for businesses that want to call Delaware home, Testing Machines Inc. cut the ribbon to their new company headquarters in New Castle Tuesday. (MORE)

Legislative committee OKs grants to Del. Groups (Business Week)

The Delaware Legislature’s finance committee on Monday approved more than $35 million in grants for community service agencies and nonprofit groups for the fiscal year that starts Thursday. (MORE)

Death Penalty Sought for Man Accused of Gunning Down Georgetown Police Officer (WBOC)

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced Tuesday that he will seek the death penalty against the man accused of fatally shooting Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer in September 2009. (MORE)

New Del. Law Increases Penalties for Carrying Concealed Firearms (WBOC)

Criminals who illegally carry a concealed firearm will now face longer prison sentences under a law that Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed Tuesday. (MORE)

Photo released of Rehoboth Beach area rape suspect (Delaware Online)

A photograph of a man wanted in connection with the alleged June 19 rape of a Pennsylvania woman that occurred in the Rehoboth Beach area has been released by state police. (MORE)

Rehoboth’s wind farm faces delays (Cape Gazette)

While the British Petroleum oil spill was expected to encourage a boom in renewable energy projects, the dissolution of the Minerals Management Service, which regulated offshore leases, has temporarily blocked Bluewater Wind’s plans for an offshore wind farm 14 miles off Rehoboth Beach. (MORE)

Robinson: Complete Cape High by Aug. 6 (Cape Gazette)

Construction crews at Cape Henlopen High School will wrap up their work and clear off by Aug. 6, under a new timeline established last week. (MORE)

Mystery solved: card owner calls Babe Ruth museum (Baltimore Sun)

Less than 24 hours after The Baltimore Sun ran a story about the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum’s year-long search for the owner of a rare and valuable baseball card, the owner has surfaced. A man identifying himself as Glenn Davis of Bethany Beach, Del., contacted the museum and the newspaper — to say he was the owner of the 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card. (MORE)

Know the law on fireworks (Delaware Wave)

Independence Day calls for one staple element in order for the full effect of the celebration to resonate throughout the country — fireworks. (MORE)

Fin sightings cause confusion (DelmarvaNow.com)

Cutting the water’s surface with their dark gray fins, increasing numbers of stingrays and skates have been spotted by beachgoers and mistaken for one of their close relatives: sharks. (MORE)

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TODAY’S LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Clear Space Productions ‘Stage Struck’ Picnic, 4:30

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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