The Morning News for July 2, 2010

by Dave on July 2, 2010

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The Morning News for Friday, July 2, 2010:

Sallie Mae HQ could bring 1,500 jobs to Delaware (News Journal)

The state’s good fortune at pulling local employers back from the edge of disaster continued Thursday with the announcement that student lender Sallie Mae will move its national headquarters from Virginia to Delaware by March 31, adding what sources say could be more than 1,500 jobs here over a period of five years. (MORE)

Defense says accused cop-killer was beaten by police (Delaware Online)

A man accused of killing a Georgetown police officer was repeatedly punched and kicked during his arrest last September, Derrick Powell’s defense attorneys say. (MORE)

Delaware Senator on “boring” Kagan hearings (WHYY)

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Delaware Senator Ted Kaufman (D) had his chance to question Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearing earlier this week. (MORE)

Delaware’s farmland is more extensive than many realize (Cape Gazette)

The Delaware Department of Agriculture, with input from the farming and poultry community, has launched a campaign to make the public more aware that farms provide much more than food, i.e., they contribute to Delaware’s overall quality of life. (MORE)

Delaware cracks down on drunken driving (News Journal)

The state Office of Highway Safety is kicking off its ninth year of cracking down on drunken drivers in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (MORE)

In Delaware, 14.8% of Children are Food Insecure (Food Bank of Delaware)

14.8 percent of children in Delaware are experiencing food insecurity, according to new research released today by Feeding America and funded by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, Feeding America’s Leadership Partner in the Fight to End Child Hunger. (MORE)

Rehoboth to vote on revised sign ordinance (Cape Gazette)

The Rehoboth Beach commissioners will hold a public hearing Friday, July 16, on a revised version of the city’s sign ordinance. (MORE)

Dead whale towed ashore near Dewey (News Journal)

A large, northern right whale – the most endangered of all North Atlantic Whale species – was towed to Delaware Seashore State Park  today after it was discovered dead and floating about 46 miles off the Delaware Coast. (MORE)

Ocean View, Millville to discuss public safety (Coastal Point)

Those interested in listening in on public safety discussions between the towns of Ocean View and Millville will get their chance on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 p.m., when representatives from the Millville and Ocean View town councils will meet in a joint workshop to discuss “the providing of public safety services to the Town of Millville from the Town of Ocean View.” (MORE)

Route 26 detour construction project to begin next week (Coastal Point)

On Monday, June 28, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) held an informational public workshop on the Route 26 Detour Routes Project. DelDOT officials were on hand to answer questions and to explain the process of both the detour project and subsequent mainline project. (MORE)

CAC learns that inland bays getting slightly healthier (Coastal Point)

The health of the some of the inland bays is improving – but not by much – learned the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Center for the Inland Bays at their meeting last week. (MORE)

Rehoboth, Lewes plan games, music, parades for Fourth (Beachcomber)

Nothing says summertime at the beach like celebrating the Fourth of July on the boards or sand. (MORE)

Bethany’s holiday parade praised for ‘hometown’ feel (Beachcomber)

The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade is back for its 27th year, with the same spirit and hometown feel that locals and visitors love. (MORE)

Livin’ large by the sea (Delaware Online)

Many people think Ruth and Robert Cope’s house at 30 Lake Ave. in Rehoboth Beach used to be something else. (MORE)

New Orelans comes to Rehoboth via Wilmo (Pulp Culture Blog)

The push to bring awareness to the currently-under-construction World Cafe Live at the Queen is not restricted to Wilmington or even northern Delaware. (MORE)

Cinema on the sand (Beachcomber)

There was a big crowd gathering on Dewey Beach on the first official day of summer. But instead of bikinis, many are wearing long sleeves. The sun has been replaced by the moon. And instead of smuggled beer bottles on the beach, baby bottles can be found throughout the crowd. (MORE)

Bethany Beach to honor 100-year history of Loop Canal (Coastal Point)

It’s hard to imagine that it could have ever been more difficult getting to the beach when one is sitting in traffic on Route 26 or Route 1 on a summer Saturday morning. But getting to the beach in two hours instead of 24 or 48 should help people remember just how good they’ve got it today. Gone are the days that vacationers had to get into Bethany Beach by boat. (MORE)

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TODAY’S LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Friday

    Fenwick Island Farmer’s Market 8:00 am

    Rehoboth Historical Society Guided Tour 9:00 am

    Georgetown Farmers Market 3:00 pm

    Generations: Music for All 7:30 pm

    Love Seed Mama Jump on The Green at VFP 7:30 pm

    Po Boys Brass Band 8:00 pm

    The Music of Cole Porter 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    20th Beach Paper Firecracker 5k & 5k Walk 7:30 am

    Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market 8:00 am

    Milford Farmers Market 9:00 am

    St. Peters 44th Annual Art Show 9:00 am

    Volunteer Trail Day 9:00 am

    Dirty Sock Funtime Band 10:00 am

    Free Alley Oop Skim Clinic 10:00 am

    USNA Electric Brigade 7:30 pm

    Jesse Garron Live 8:00 pm

    The Music of Cole Porter 8:00 pm

    Sunday

    Independence Day

    Old-Fashioned 4th & Doo-Dah Parade

    20th Dave Reynolds Rehoboth Swim/Run Biathlon 8:00 am

    8th Jimmy’s Grill 5k 8:00 am

    Bethany Beach Farmer’s Market 8:00 am

    Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band 8:00 pm

    US Army’s Downrange & Fireworks 7:30 pm

    Rehoboth Beach Fireworks 9:15 pm

    The Funsters 10:00 pm

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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