The Morning News for December 1, 2010

by Dave on December 1, 2010

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Del. senators vote against earmarks moratorium (Delaware Online)
Delaware senators voted against temporarily banning the funding of special projects called “earmarks” today. (MORE)

IR Inlet woes could be too expensive to repair (Delaware Wave)
Ever since the Indian River Inlet was created in the late 1930s, state, federal and local officials have struggled with the impact. (MORE)

Delaware among states eyeing unclaimed property (Boston.com)
Facing slow economic recovery and the loss of federal stimulus funds used to fill budget gaps, Delaware officials are fighting to defend a key source of revenue: abandoned property. (MORE)

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Millsboro school bus driver owes thousands to the state (WDEL)
After failing to report receiving more than $1 million from the state, a Millsboro school bus driver is pleading guilty to a tax charge. (MORE)

Local retailers hesitant to hire (Delaware Wave)
While many of the big chain stores are hiring additional employees in preparation for a busy holiday season, area retailers are painting a different picture. (MORE)

The push is on to shop locally (Delaware Wave)
Most people do not even give it a thought — when it is time to shop, they head for the big-brand store, even though a locally-owned business offering the same product at a competitive price is right down the street. (MORE)

Selbyville man charged with DUI after crash (WGMD)
A crash just after 9 Sunday night at Route 54 and Zion Church Road west of Fenwick Island resulted in no injuries – but tied up traffic for about an hour. (MORE)

Dewey Beach lights up for first fest (Cape Gazette)
In Dewey Beach, Santa Claus comes with police escort. He and Mrs. Claus arrived at the town’s first tree-lighting festival in a police SUV, stepping to the curb near Fifer Orchards market with blue and red lights flashing behind them. (MORE)

Delaware Food Bank’s Milford facility to expand (WGMD)
The Delaware Food Bank has plans to nearly double the size of the Milford facility. Delaware’s Federal delegation helped to secure funding for the project. the demand for food assistance services, children’s nutrition programs and job training in Kent and Sussex Counties continues to increase. (MORE)

Local surf fishing is picking up (Delaware Wave)
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and downstate anglers have a lot to be thankful for. (MORE)

Delaware Physicians Care named tops (Cape Gazette)
For the third consecutive year, the National Committee for Quality Assurance has named Delaware Physicians Care as one of the top-25 Medicaid plans out of hundreds in the nation. (MORE)

Stocking Stuffers event at Kids Cottage (Delaware Wave)
Kids Cottage will be hosting a Stocking Stuffers Showcase tonight at their location on Wolfeneck Road. (MORE)

Christine O’Donnell: ‘I Hope’ Hillary Clinton Runs For President (Huffington Post)
Failed Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell reinserted herself into political discussion Tuesday, taking the opportunity on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to stoke the coals of a seemingly unsquelchable rumor that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may provide a primary challenge to President Obama. (MORE)

Cape lacrosse alums start new tradition (Delaware Wave)
Cape Henlopen High School alumni lacrosse players young and old recently came together for the inaugural Cape Alumni Lacrosse Turkey Bowl. (MORE)

Southern Delaware Chorale Society to present holiday concerts Dec. 11-12 (Cape Gazette)
“An English Christmas” is the title of the upcoming Southern Delaware Choral Society concert which features a myriad of English composers from past to present. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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