The Morning News for May 5, 2011

by Dave on May 5, 2011

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Gov. Jack Markell outlines $135M plan for surplus (Delaware Online)
Gov. Jack Markell proposed spending $135 million of an estimated $320 million surplus on one-time economic development projects Wednesday as the General Assembly geared up for an onslaught of lobbying for the cash. (MORE)

Planning and rates hot topics for voters (Coast Press)
Election season is upon the city and residents are eyeing candidate campaigns to cast their vote to fill two City Council seats and two Board of Public Works seats this month. (MORE)

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Delaware redistricting hits roadblock (Delaware Online)
Delaware lawmakers may not comply with a law they passed last year mandating that state prisoners be counted based on their last known addresses for purposes of drawing new legislative districts. (MORE)

Rehoboth feral cat population declines (Coast Press)
Thanks to members of the city’s Animal Issues Committee, residents and other local animal organizations, the feral cat population has decreased over the past year. (MORE)

Delaware Senate passes bill to give cyclists space (Delaware Online)
Delaware drivers would have to leave 3 feet of space when they pass bicyclists on roadways under legislation the state Senate approved Tuesday. (MORE)

Plockhoy secures Lewes settlement [HISTORY] (Coast Press)
In July 1663, the small ship St. Jacob, with several dozen Dutch colonists aboard, arrived off Cape Henlopen and dropped anchor. (MORE)

Crew Member Hoisted From Ship Following 20-Foot Fall (WBOC)
Multiple public safety and emergency officials in Sussex County worked together Tuesday to rescue a crew member who fell some 20 feet down a cargo hole on a Greek oil rig. (MORE)

Planet X transforms into trendy destination (Coast Press)
Since it opened as a coffee house 15 years ago, Planet X Café has been transformed into a trendy destination where locals and out-of-town guests enjoy hanging out. (MORE)

Delaware’s teen pregnancy rate at all-time low (Dover Post)
Delaware’s teen pregnancy and teen birth rates are at an all-time low, according to statistics from Delaware’s Division of Public Health. (MORE)

Food, fun in store to mark Cinco de Mayo on Shore (Delmarva Now)
For some, Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with margaritas and Coronas, but for those in the Mexican community, it’s a day to celebrate their culture. (MORE)

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Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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