The Morning News for January 31, 2011

by Dave on January 31, 2011

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No oversight for Delaware abortion clinics (USA Today)
The owner of Atlantic Women’s Medical Center in Delaware– who employed the West Philadelphia abortion doctor facing murder charges for killing infants who were delivered alive — also owns an abortion clinic in Louisiana that in 2009 was cited for a list of health and safety violations. (MORE)

National federation suspends Del. Clinics (Delaware Online)
Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, the Delaware abortion provider that employed Kermit Gosnell — the West Philadelphia abortion doctor who is facing murder charges — has had its membership suspended by the National Abortion Federation. (MORE)

Selbyville police seeking man missing for a week (Coastal Point)
The Selbyville Police Department is requesting assistance in locating 42-year-old John L. Price Jr. Police said Price was last seen about 9 p.m. Friday night, Jan. 21, leaving the Food Lion grocery store on Route 113 (DuPont Blvd.), on foot, after being stranded due to mechanical problems with his vehicle. (MORE)

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N.K.S. throws counterpunch at state (Delaware Online)
N.K.S. Distributors Inc. contends its 66-year lease on publicly owned land in Milford is valid and that the company will seek damages if the state succeeds in modifying it. (MORE)

Rehoboth eyes 10 percent tax increase (Cape Gazette)
Rehoboth Beach property owners would see a 10 percent increase in property taxes under the first draft of the proposed 2011-12 budget. (MORE)

$19.6M damages sought in DelDOT’s IR bridge lawsuit (Delmarva Now)
DelDOT has sued two engineering companies at the center of a dispute over the potentially dangerous settlement of earthworks intended for an earlier version of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, claiming damages “in excess of $19.6 million.” (MORE)

Plan would bring US Navy destroyer to Indian River Inlet (Delaware Online)
A nonprofit organization is working toward docking a post-World War II Navy vessel at the Indian River Inlet. (MORE)

Prime Hook: Is the end of freshwater marshes in the near future? (Cape Gazette)
The manager of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge says mistakes were made that have exacerbated environmental problems and may have altered the future of the 10,000-acre refuge for decades to come. (MORE)

Dewey discusses holding cell expansion (Delmarva Now)
The town’s mile-long stretch of beach attracts thousands of visitors in the summer, leading to plenty of busy weekends for the police department. And since public intoxication is among the Town Council’s top concerns, officials have begun informal discussions regarding the possible expansion of the holding cell at Town Hall. (MORE)

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Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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