The Morning News for January 6, 2011

by Dave on January 6, 2011

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This Week’s COASTAL SUSSEX WEEKLY Magazine (Coastal Sussex)
This week’s edition features stories on a New Year’s Day dash into the frigid water, on the Cape Henlopen School District helping the environment, on the Rehoboth Beach Boys & Girls Club and on the CAMP Chorus celebrating a major political moment. The magazine is available in two formats (Click here to read on your screen) or (Click here for the printable PDF format.)

DelDOT ignored land deal objections (Delaware Online)
The state transportation department inked a lucrative land deal in 2008 with a development group despite concerns by top state officials that the arrangement amounted to a bailout for a failed housing project. (MORE)

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Men face robbery charges (Delaware Online)
Two men were arrested Monday after they tried to rob a Lewes area bank, state police said. (MORE)

Miss Delaware Prepares for Miss America Pageant (WBOC)
On Thursday, Miss Delaware Kayla Martell will fly to Las Vegas to compete in the coveted Miss America Pageant. If Martell wins, she will be the first bald Miss America. (MORE)

Oyster restoration group must raise $100,000 for shell planting (NJ.com)
The Delaware Bay oyster industry will match a $50,000 grant from the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary as part of efforts to raise sufficient funds this year to continue a shell-planting program which has increased the oyster harvest. (MORE)

Dewey Police looking for GA man accused of harassing teenage girl (WGMD)
The Dewey Beach Police Department is looking for a man claiming to be an Atlanta doctor after a 14-year-old girl claimed she was harassed while working at The Starboard Restaurant’s “Shark Shack” souvenir store. (MORE)

University receives second $1 million gift for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UDaily)
The University of Delaware has received a $1 million gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the second installment of a $2 million endowment fund to support lifelong learning programs at UD. The first $1 million was awarded in June 2010. (MORE)

Wesley College education program gets provisional approval (Newsworks)
Wesley College’s Teacher Education Program will still be approved by the Delaware Department of Education on a provisional basis.  The program lost national accreditation on December 31, 2010.  (MORE)

O’Donnell lawyer: Campaign reviews spending (Washington Post)
An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says the campaign is reviewing its election spending over the past two years and hopes to file any necessary changes by the end of the month. (MORE)

SOLA3 elects three new directors, adviser (Cape Gazette)
The board of directors of Save Our Lakes Alliance3 has unanimously voted to expand its board of directors to seven, elect three new directors and appoint former director Barry Brandt as an adviser. (MORE)

Lecture shines light on a landmark (Coast Press)
The Zwaanendael Museum will continue its lecture series this weekend, when it presents information and photographs of the Cape May Lighthouse. (MORE)

Delaware Expands Popular Geocaching Trail (WBOC)
Delaware tourism officials say they are expanding the state’s popular geocaching trail. (MORE)

You talk, you text, you pay (Coast Press)
For Denise Lundy, Delaware’s ban on drivers talking and texting on hand-held cell phones couldn’t come soon enough. (MORE)

Businesses donate items for CHEF fundraiser Jan. 28 (Cape Gazette)
Dianne Betts and Chris Thompson of Overture display a 32-inch Sony flat-screen TV donated to CHEF, the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation, for the Winterjam event to be held Friday, Jan. 28, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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