The Morning News for July 8, 2010

by Dave on July 8, 2010

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The Morning News for Thursday, July 8, 2010:

Delaware Caretaker Charged With Abuse (WJZ)

Delaware police have charged a caretaker with abusing two residents of a group home in Harbeson. (MORE)

Dems criticize award for Delaware Republican (The Hill)

Democrats are attacking Delaware businesswoman Michele Rollins (R) for accepting a prestigious award from the Spanish government. (MORE)

Tornoe’s Toon: Delaware Cell Phone Ban (Delaware Liberal Cartoon)

So Delaware joined seven other states in banning the use of cell phones while driving. Finally. (MORE)

Cell phone driving: What’s banned, what’s not (Delaware First)

When legislators banned texting and the use of hand-held cell phones while driving, they also passed–and Governor Jack Markell signed into law–two bills carving out important exemptions. (MORE)

On the Road Again: What State Cell-Phone Bans Mean for Employers (Delaware Employment Law Blog)

Delaware will join the many states that ban cell-phone use while driving.  The law, signed by Gov. Markell on July 6, will take effect on January 2, 2011. (MORE)

Electrical malfunction caused Rehoboth apartment fire (Sussex Countian)

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a four-story, eighteen-unit apartment building fire that occurred on Monday, Ju1y 5 at 7:26 p.m. on the unit block of Virginia Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. (MORE)

The ABC’s of Legislative Hall (Delaware Grapevine)

A is for Amen. It ends the prayer that opens the legislative day and marks the transition to legislative business. From “Let us pray” to “Let us prey.” (MORE)

Delaware Thanks Rep. Castle for Taking on Wall Street (Americans for Financial Reform)

Delaware AFR members presented a thank you letter and a slingshot to Representative Castle for taking on Wall Street in a “David vs. Goliath” battle. (MORE)

Feared school district layoffs to become reality (Delaware Coast Press)

As the fiscal year 2011 state budget made its way to the House floor, school officials were receiving preliminary reports that aren’t exactly ideal. (MORE)

Student supply funds limited (Delaware Coast Press)

Sarah Ross, a fourth-grade teacher, describes herself as “a strange bird.”

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20100707/DCP01/7070304

Announcing a new photography seminar July 17th (Kevin Fleming’s Wild Delmarva)

Come to Bethany Beach, Delaware on Saturday July 17th for a great day of photography. (MORE)

Campfires banned in several Delaware State Parks due to dry conditions (Coastal Sussex)

Officials with DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation have issued a ban on campfires in certain of Delaware’s state parks due to high temperatures and dry conditions. (MORE)

Touch-a-Truck July 10th in Rehoboth (Surviving The Sandcastles)

The MOMS Club of Rehoboth Beach will host their annual Touch-A-Truck event to benefit the March of Dimes, this Saturday, July 10th from 10am-2pm. It will be held at the K-Mart parking lot in Rehoboth Beach, rain or shine. (MORE)

WCTU leaves an enduring monument (Delaware Coast Press)

For the members of the newly organized Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the gesture was as practical as it was symbolic. Founded in 1874, the WCTU was dedicated to abstinence from alcohol, and at its organizing convention, the group hit upon a simple expedient: water fountains. (MORE)

Winding Down In Italy (Sam Calagione’s Blog at Dogfish Head)

The last day of my Italy trip is winding toward a close as I head back to Rome, then back home to Delaware. (MORE)

NATIONAL TOP NEWS:

TODAY’S LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Nage Farm-to-Table Dinner

    Green Drinks 6:00 pm

    Our Latin Thing – Salsa Music 7:00 pm

    Chuck Wicks LIVE 8:00 pm

    Movies In the Park 8:00 pm

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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