The Morning News for April 22, 2011

by Dave on April 22, 2011

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Pediatrician Earl B. Bradley may plead mental illness (Delaware Online)
Lawyers for Earl B. Bradley, the former Lewes pediatrician charged with sexually abusing more than 100 patients, have indicated they might argue he is “guilty but mentally ill,” prosecutors said in a court filing that offers the first official glimpse into a potential defense strategy. (MORE)

Arrest of gay bar owners prompts action in Rehoboth (Washington Blade)
In a continuing effort to correct what Commissioner Dennis Barbour called a “sting” and an “unjust action,” the Rehoboth Board of Commissioners voted on April 14 to begin the process of expunging the criminal records of those business owners who were arrested in September for violating the city’s little-used noise ordinance. (MORE)

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Sussex council wants to change administrator residency law (Cape Gazette)
It appears the Sussex County administrator search committee may have a candidate in mind and he or she may not be a county resident. (MORE)

Health law takes aim at hospital infections (Delaware Online)
When Lana Lawrence had gallbladder surgery at a Virginia hospital four years ago this week, she expected a one-day hospital stay. (MORE)

Details begin to emerge in Millville-DSP agreement (Coastal Point)
On April 13, Millville Mayor Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. announced that the town would be “entering into a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby the Delaware State Police personnel from Troop 4 will utilize space in the Millville town hall for a state police community office.” (MORE)

Graduation requirements not increased (Cape Gazette)
The Cape Henlopen school board will not increase the number of credits students must earn to graduate, having rejected a district office proposal to do so by a vote of four to three. (MORE)

Get used to $4 gas (Delmarva Now)
Gas prices are still soaring as the national average hit $3.82 per gallon last week, up 8 cents from one week prior, 27 cents from one month ago and 96 cents from one year ago. (MORE)

QRCF backs IR classroom through initiative (Coastal Point)
On April 12, the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) announced that the Indian River High School science department would receive the first grant through the non-profit’s “Back Our Schools” initiative. (MORE)

Delmarva Birding Weekend starts April 28 (Dover Post)
The Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. The Weekend combines boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot, and takes place April 28 through May 1. (MORE)

Great Delaware Kite Festival Friday at Cape Henlopen (WGMD)
The 43rd annual Great Delaware Kite Festival returns to Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes on Friday. (MORE)

Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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