The Morning News for April 29, 2011

by Dave on April 29, 2011

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Filmmaker Ken Burns pledges support for Delaware national park (Delaware Online)
Filmmaker Ken Burns, whose documentary on national parks made him a popular advocate for their protection, pledged Thursday to “do whatever I can” to help Delaware finally get a park of its own. (MORE)

AT&T still in crosshairs of residents over controversial tower (Coastal Point)
In yet another development concerning the proposed AT&T cellular tower near Bethany Beach, attorney Robert V. Witsil, Jr., on behalf of the Sea Pines Condominium Association, many of its owners, and several nearby residents, sent a letter to Sussex County Council asking that they issue a cease and desist order to prevent the “continuing use of cellular facilities.” (MORE)

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Suspect charged in Lewes bar incidents (Cape Gazette)
Lewes police arrested a Pennsylvania man who they say got a little too happy during happy hour April 25. (MORE)

Millville council discusses proposed state police arrangement (Coastal Point)
In March, the Millville Town Council approved spending $650 for an initial study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for the Town’s need for police coverage. (MORE)

Report says kickback probe wasn’t pursued (Delaware Online)
More than a year after receiving complaints about kickbacks from a contractor to Delaware State University employees, the state auditor’s office has failed to adequately investigate the allegations, according to an outside review. (MORE)

Salvage yard visit leads to 2 arrests (Delaware Online)
Two men were arrested Monday when they went to a Lincoln-area salvage yard for the third time that morning to sell metal pipes and lampposts that were stolen from a home and construction site near Farmington, police said. (MORE)

Local police chief to jump off building (Coastal Point)
Scaling the face of a 17-story building may not be most people’s first choice of a fundraising event, but it’s exactly what 100 individuals are planning to do next week in Wilmington, in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Delaware Special Olympics. (MORE)

Lewes hears second natural gas presentation (Cape Gazette)
A second presentation by Chesapeake Utilities Co. to explain plans to bring natural gas into in the City of Lewes drew fewer people than a first meeting in late March. (MORE)

Lewes candidates debate at Homeowners Assoc. forum (WGMD)
Candidates for the open seats on both Lewes’ City Council and Board of Public Works answered questions from a room full of residents at the Lewes Public Library about the biggest issues facing the city. (MORE)

Oscar-winning short films come to Bethany (Beachcomber)
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is expanding its popular monthly film series to a new location in Bethany Beach. (MORE)

Annual Cleanup Underway in Rehoboth (WGMD)
For the next two weeks the City of Rehoboth will be holding its annual cleanup for discarded items other than household trash. (MORE)

Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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