The Morning News for October 12, 2010

by Dave on October 12, 2010

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Del. Alcohol Enforcement Chief Resigns After DUI Arrest (WBOC)
The head of the agency charged with enforcing Delaware’s alcohol laws has resigned following her arrest for drunken driving last week. (MORE)

Governor Joins White House Summit on Transportation (Coastal Sussex)
Today, Governor Jack Markell joined President Barack Obama, Governor Ed Rendell, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, former Secretaries of Transportation Norman Mineta and Sam Skinner and mayors from several major cities at a White House summit. (MORE)

Democrats brace for battle in Sussex (Cape Gazette)
A new poll shows Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons enjoying a comfortable 17-percent lead over his Republican opponent, Christine O’Donnell. (MORE)

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New test to better track student progress toward college and career readiness debuts in Delaware classrooms (Coastal Sussex)
In another major step to transform the educational experience for Delaware students, school children across the state will start taking the first of a series of new tests which will monitor students’ progress toward college and career readiness like never before possible. (MORE)

DelDOT unveils five-year plans for roads (Cape Gazette)
State transportation officials plan intersection and sidewalk improvements in the Cape Region over the next five years and plans to improve a park and ride facility near Rehoboth Beach have also been funded. (MORE)

New Bethany manual could make accessing town info easier (Delmarva Now)
To provide residents and visitors easier access to town information, Pat Neary has created a user-friendly manual he hopes will be soon be approved by the Town Council. (MORE)

DNREC: Fluke Season Ends Wednesday (Coastal Sussex)
Delaware’s recreational fishing season for summer flounder or “fluke” will close on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announced today. (MORE)

Specialty Crop Block Grant Recipients Named for 2010 (Coastal Sussex)
Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee has announced the Delaware recipients of the Specialty Crop Block Grant funds that are awarded every year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for projects designed to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware’s specialty crops. (MORE)

Showell Elementary Receives Grant From ExxonMobil (Coastal Sussex)
Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville recently received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program for the purchase of math manipulative kits for students in Grades 2-5. (MORE)

Beebe Medical Center Offers Free Disease Management & Prevention Classes (Coastal Sussex)
Beebe Medical Center Community Health Nurse Coordinator Peggy Bixler, RN, MSN, has introduced a new, free Healthy Lifestyle Promotion & Disease Prevention education program focusing on helping adults with chronic diseases to improve their lifestyles and to manage diseases such as diabetes, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (MORE)

Food Bank of Delaware kicks off holiday food drive (WGMD)
The Food Bank of Delaware is hoping to collect more than 200-thousand pounds of food for the needy this holiday season. (MORE)

Local chefs shine at Meals on Wheels brunch (Cape Gazette)
The Rusty Rudder was alive with the aromas of the Cape Region’s best cooking and the buzz of more than 600 people eating, drinking and enjoying Meals on Wheels Delaware’s Celebrity Chef Beach Brunch. (MORE)

Beebes Win UNITE Sussex “Amazing Challenge” (Coastal Sussex)
Jessica and Chris Beebe flew through UNITE SUSSEX’s Amazing Challenge on Saturday to break all anticipated records for reaching the finish line. (MORE)

Dane Tilghman Returns to Philip Morton Gallery (Coastal Sussex)
Dane Tilghman returns to Rehoboth Beach for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at Philip Morton Gallery Friday, October 15, from 5pm to 8pm. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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