The Morning News for January 28, 2011

by Dave on January 28, 2011

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THIS WEEK’S COASTAL SUSSEX WEEKLY MAGAZINE (Coastal Sussex)
Featuring a local builder winning national awards, a noisy controversy in Rehoboth, the renovated Brick Hotel and Lewes going to the dogs. That and much more. (Click here to read the issue on your screen) or (Click here for a printable PDF file.)

Gov. Jack Markell spreads cuts around (Delaware Online)
Gov. Jack Markell proposed a $3.4 billion budget Thursday that plugs a $216.4 million hole with spending cuts, efficiencies, one-time revenue sources and no new taxes. (MORE)

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Delaware group wants abortion clinics investigated (Newsworks)
Members of Delaware Right to Life want Attorney General Beau Biden to launch an investigation into Delaware abortion clinics following the arrest of a Philadelphia abortion doctor on murder charges. (MORE)

Coons gives first Senate floor speech (Delaware Online)
Sen. Chris Coons delivered his first speech on the Senate floor today, calling for a revitalized manufacturing industry to create modern, sustainable jobs. (MORE)

Bethany won’t offer water tower for AT&T cell equipment (Coastal Point)
Bethany Beach Town Council members this week voted 6-1 against the idea of offering the town’s water tower to AT&T as a location for communications equipment, citing concerns about possible impacts on their water plant’s security and perhaps setting a precedent for such agreements. (MORE)

Jury sees Spicer autopsy photos (Delaware Online)
Stoic and stone-faced jurors gazed upon the face of Patrolman Chad Spicer for the first time in his slaying trial on Wednesday — a lifeless face, eyes closed, mouth open and head laid back on a metal autopsy table, a bullet hole through his right cheek. (MORE)

White’s Creek residents outraged over swans’ slaying (Coastal Point)
Residents living in communities surrounding White’s Creek in Ocean View and Millville this week declared their outrage over the killing of a pair of mute swans that many had come to consider pets. (MORE)

Thousands of Delmarva Power customers in the dark (Newsworks)
Thousands of Delmarva Power customers are spending their snow day in the dark after heavy snow caused power outages though the company’s service territory in northern Delaware and northeast Maryland. (MORE)

Checkmate! Chess alive and well in Sussex County (Coastal Point)
The greatest players in the game have described chess in a variety of ways. Wilhelm Steinitz, the first undisputed world chess champion, from 1886 through 1894, identified the board game as “intellectual gymnastics.” (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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