The Morning News for January 10, 2011

by Dave on January 10, 2011

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Markell to push benefit cutbacks (Delaware Online)
With health care and retirement plans for workers eating up a larger share of tax revenue, Gov. Jack Markell vows to push the General Assembly harder this year to scale back fringe benefits for state employees. (MORE)

Heartbreak: Hens lose National Championship game (Newsworks)
Despite a dominating first half and a strong start to the second half, the University of Delaware Blue Hens could not hold off a late charge by Eastern Washington. (MORE)

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Shooting shocks Delaware politicians, friends who knew Giffords (Delaware Online)
News that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been shot in Arizona on Saturday morning reverberated through political circles in Delaware, where she has visited and has several friends and supporters. (MORE)

Public comment to be taken at Ruddertowne workshop (Coast Press)
Mayor Diane Hanson has said public comment will be taken at the workshops leading up to a possible Feb. 26 vote on the Ruddertowne compromise. (MORE)

Delaware recycling is ok in court (Newsworks)
Delaware’s new plastic bottle recycling “fee” is not considered a tax and so it will continue. (MORE)

Trouble again delays Indian River Inlet bridge (Delaware Online)
The $150 million Indian River Inlet bridge has been delayed for the second time in recent months and is now not scheduled to open until December. (MORE)

State Senate Dems announce committee assignments (WDEL)
State Senate Democrats have announced committee assignments for the General Assembly session that starts Tuesday. (MORE)

Bayard Avenue project to begin Monday (Coast Press)
Construction on the long-gestating Bayard Avenue project was slated to begin Monday, although the town’s $900,000 low-interest loan has not yet been closed upon, according to Town Manager Diana Smith. (MORE)

Delaware aims for new environmental legacy (Delaware Online)
When people talk about reducing the use of foreign oil, the conversation usually centers around automobiles, heating homes and, to a lesser extent, lighting up the electrical grid. (MORE)

Keeler tells UConn not interested in football job (U. Talk)
Because speculation about his future is undermining recruiting, K.C. Keeler said he had his agent, Gary O’Hagen, inform Connecticut officials he is not interested in being a candidate for the Huskies’ head football coach vacancy. (MORE)

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Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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