The Morning News for May 10, 2011

by Dave on May 10, 2011

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Delaware pediatrician accused of raping patients waives right to jury (CNN)
A Delaware pediatrician facing 529 felony counts of rape and other sexual offenses involving his young patients waived his right to a jury trial Monday, a court official said. (MORE)

Lawmakers urged to push surplus into DelDOT trust (Delaware Online)
Two former DelDOT employees are urging lawmakers to dedicate more of a $320 million surplus toward fixing the ailing Transportation Trust Fund than Gov. Jack Markell has proposed. (MORE)

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Delaware lawmakers praise Amtrak funding (Forbes)
Delaware’s congressional delegation is praising the decision by federal transportation officials to devote almost $800 million to upgrade Amtrak’s heavily traveled Northeast Corridor. (MORE)

Town manager denies Ruddertowne appeal (Cape Gazette)
Dewey Beach Town Manager Diana Smith has quashed a request for a hearing seeking to overturn town council’s approval of a plan for redevelopment of the Ruddertowne site. (MORE)

Gas prices expected to drop by nearly 50 cents for summer (Delaware Online)
Some relief from suffocating gas prices will likely arrive just in time for summer vacation. (MORE)

Jimmie Johnson gets a whole Delaware day in his honor (Yahoo)
Jimmie Johnson already dominates NASCAR. Now he’s taking over entire states. (MORE)

Slatcher closes out 48-year Sussex banking career (County Bank)
Harold Slatcher cleared off his desk and turned out the lights at County Bank last Friday. (MORE)

IRVFC knocks down Long Neck grass fire (WGMD)
Indian River Firefighters were called for a grass fire yesterday afternoon that threatened nearby structures. (MORE)

Georgetown fire caused $300,000 in damages (Cape Gazette)
The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a structure fire that caused about $300,000 in damages to the Georgetown Train Station on Layton Avenue on May 7. (MORE)

Junior lifeguards learn beach skills (Delmarva Now)
For the last six summers, Hayden and Griffin McWilliams have looked forward to the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol’s junior lifeguard program. (MORE)

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Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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