The Morning News for June 14, 2010

by Dave on June 14, 2010

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The Morning News for Monday, June 14, 2010:

Anatomy of a ‘sweet deal’ (News Journal)

When the state leased land along Del. 1 to a friend of former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, officials justified the low rent by saying the parcel soon would have no access to any road — a landlocked parcel good only for growing soybeans. (MORE)

Del. officials prepare oil spill response (

As oil billows outward from the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico, area officials are preparing for the possible consequences of the spill along the Delaware coast. (MORE)

University of Delaware, feds to create research site for offshore wind energy (News Journal)

The University of Delaware and the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory will partner over the next five years to develop a shallow-water research zone site where companies can build and test emerging offshore wind technologies. (MORE)

Pests make beachgoers bug out (

When the wind blows from the west, Dan Crampton opts for a day at home rather than a day at the beach. (MORE)

Delaware raises $2.1 million from auction of CO2 (News Journal)

Delaware raised $2.1 million last week at the latest regional auction of credits for power plant carbon dioxide emissions, completing the deal on a day when Congress was squabbling over federal authority to regulate the very same pollutant. (MORE)

Rehoboth celebrates boardwalk project completion (DelawareOnline)

On a picture-perfect beach day, it was Rehoboth’s second-biggest tourist attraction — the boardwalk — that took center stage. (MORE)

Tough job market for Delaware teens (DelawareOnline)

Isaiah Selby applied for 20 jobs around Wilmington last summer.  “Nobody gave me a call. Nobody,” the 16-year-old junior at A.I. du Pont High School said. “It makes you want to give up. But you can’t do that.” (MORE)

Ruddertowne Battle Goes To State Supreme Court (Citizens to Preserve Dewey/Cape Gazette)

Dewey Beach officials and property owners flocked to Supreme Court in Dover to witness the latest episode in the battle for Ruddertowne. Attorneys representing Dewey Beach Enterprises and Dewey’s board of adjustment made their cases before justices Wednesday, June 2. (MORE)

Beachgoers take note of winter storm damage (

After a November 2009 nor’easter and a harsh, snowy winter, many beachgoers were concerned about how the beach would be affected. (MORE)

Safety record has states installing more roundabouts (DelawareOnline)

For almost 10 years, Richard Towner braced himself to see a crash as cars zipped through the intersection of Choptank and Churchtown roads north of Middletown. (MORE)



Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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