The Morning News for November 3, 2010

by Dave on November 3, 2010

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2010 DELAWARE ELECTION RESULTS (unofficial, State Department of Elections)

  • US SENATE: CHRIS COONS (D) 56.6%, CHRISTINE O’DONNELL (D) 40%
  • US CONGRESS: JOHN CARNEY (D) 56.8%, GLEN URQUHART (R) 41%
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL: BEAU BIDEN (D) 78.9%, DOUG CAMPBELL (I) 21.1%
  • TREASURER: CHIP FLOWERS (D) 51%, COLIN BONINI (R) 49%
  • AUDITOR: TOM WAGNER (R) 50.4%, RICHARD KORN (D) 49.6%
  • REPRESENTATIVE, 14TH DISTRICT: PETE SCHWARTZKOPF (D) 53.7%, CHRIS WEEKS (R) 46.3%
  • REPRESENTATIVE, 36TH DISTRICT: HARVEY KENTON (R) 54.3%, RUSS MCCABE (D) 45.7%
  • REPRESENTATIVE, 37TH DISTRICT: RUTH BRIGGS KING (R) 61.8%, FRANK SHADE (D) 38.2%
  • COUNTY COUNCIL, 4TH DISTRICT: GEORGE COLE (R) 60.7%, RUSS MELRATH (D) 39.3%
  • SHERIFF: JEFF CHRISTOPHER (R) 53.8%, ERIC SWANSON (D) 46.2%
  • RECORDER OF DEEDS: SCOTT DAILEY (R) 50.6%, JOHN BRADY (D) 49.4%
  • REGISTER OF WILLS: CINDY GREEN (R) 57.4%, GREG FULLER 42.6%
  • SENATORS GEORGE BUNTING (20TH) & JOE BOOTH (19TH) AND REPRESENTATIVE GERALD HOCKER (38TH) WERE RE-ELECTED WITH NO GENERAL ELECTION OPPONENTS.

Delaware voters have no taste for tea (Delaware Online)
Democrat Chris Coons, once a distant long shot, survived eight weeks of mudslinging to wallop tea party favorite Republican Christine O’Donnell by 17 points in a special election to fill Vice President Joe Biden’s old Senate seat. (MORE)

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DSP looking for 5 robbery suspects (WGMD)
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Relic of the sea: Saving the Edna Brighthough (Delaware Wave)
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Farmers learn to adapt with the times (Cape Gazette)
Delaware farmers are the most profitable in the country based on per-acre profitability and production value per farm, the Delaware Department of Agriculture says. (MORE)

Cyclist, 65, injured in traffic collision (Delaware Wave)
A 65-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after he collided with a 2004 Chevy Tahoe on Route 54, according to the Delaware State Police. (MORE)

Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge announces winners of annual photography contest (Cape Gazette)
The winners of the seventh annual Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photography Contest were named Oct. 17. (MORE)

Cape Henlopen field hockey at 14-0 (Cape Gazette)
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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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