The Morning News for March 17, 2011

by Dave on March 17, 2011

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House approves overhaul of Delaware drug laws (Newark Post)
Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday revamping Delaware’s drug laws by reducing the “piling on” of charges on minor drug users while increasing penalties for those who deal drugs. (MORE)

Delaware home prices continue fall in February (Delaware Online)
As the prime home-buying season approaches, real estate prices in Delaware are still trying to find a firm floor for a rebound. (MORE)

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Commissioner cited for conflict of interest (Coast Press)
After reviewing months of evidence, the state’s Public Integrity Commission has concluded that Commissioner Stan Mills should recuse himself from all matters relating to the city’s patio and noise ordinances. (MORE)

U. of Delaware, Citing Computer Glitch, Rescinds 61 Acceptances (NY Times)
Sixty-one applicants to the University of Delaware mistakenly received congratulations on their acceptance to the university last week, only to be told that the notices had been sent in error. (MORE)

Railroad hobby chugs along in Del. (Coast Press)
From youngsters to baby boomers, people of all ages enjoy train displays. (MORE)

Oysters take first billing at Rehoboth spot (Delmarva Now)
There are plenty of places to get seafood, but since opening last June, Henlopen City Oyster House owners Chris Bisaha and Joe Baker have carved a impressive niche in Rehoboth Beach’s sea of eateries. (MORE)

Anti-bullying forum slated for next week in Lewes (Coast Press)
The second in a series of three forums is scheduled to take place next week to educate the community about one of today’s hot topics: bullying. (MORE)

Delaware law on abortion trapped in legal limbo (Delaware Online)
Indicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell routinely started late-term abortion procedures at the Atlantic Women’s Medical Services clinic in Wilmington and then ordered his patients to report to his Women’s Medical Society Clinic in West Philadelphia the next day to complete the procedure. (MORE)

Ordinance would prohibit smoking at parks, playgrounds (Coast Press)
Rehoboth Beach city officials are drafting an ordinance that would ban smoking at the city’s parks and playgrounds. (MORE)

Delaware sets up DUI patrols for St. Patrick’s Day (Newsworks)

Even though St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, statewide DUI enforcement will continue through the upcoming weekend. (MORE)
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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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