The Morning News for June 15, 2010

by Dave on June 15, 2010

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The Morning News for Tuesday, June 15, 2010:

Wilmington Trust tries to calm analysts’ concerns (Delaware Online)

When Wilmington Trust CEO Ted Cecala retired unexpectedly June 3, the stock market’s response was swift and certain. (MORE)

Banana boat’s secret cargo: $2 million in coke (Philly Inquirer)

While inspecting a container of bananas at the Port of Wilmington, customs agents discovered two brick-like objects hidden in the ventilation system.


Section of fence moved to safeguard nesting plovers at Gordons Pond (Coastal Sussex)

Piping plovers have been very busy this past week at Gordons Pond with three nests being incubated. The third nest at Gordon’s Pond was found with four eggs on June 10, located well south of the fence that delineates the closed area. (MORE)

Woman killed as SUV hits wall, overturns (News Journal)

A 55-year-old woman was killed Monday night when her SUV ran a stop sign and crashed into a concrete retaining wall near Milton, near Milton, state police said. (MORE)

Second by a nose: “Booger” (Washington Examiner)

There’s probably no way “Barf” is ever going to work as an ice cream flavor. But “Booger”? Hmmm. Now, that’s just weird and obnoxious, enough to catch the eye of hot and hungry passers-by and make them stop for a taste. (MORE)

Markell anticipates lease policy revision (Delaware Online)

The Markell administration said Monday it expects the state transportation department to release proposed policy changes this week regarding procedures for the leasing of state land. (MORE)

Bus drivers worried about cuts (News Journal)

If the state follows through with a budget proposal to cut school transportation funding, some contractors say they won’t be making enough money to justify staying in the bus-driving business. (MORE)

Beau Biden expected back at work this month (Delaware Online)

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is expected to return to the office later this month, Delaware Department of Justice spokesman Jason Miller said. (MORE)

Lewes Steps Out For Fitness (Coastal Sussex)

How many times can the people of Lewes walk back and forth across the U.S. between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox? (MORE)

Newark restaurant Timothy’s sets up in Rehoboth Beach (Cape Gazette)

Cape beer enthusiasts have a new holy land: Timothy’s At The Beach, where 36 different brews await on tap. (MORE)

JFC rejects school officer plan (News Journal)

Gov. Jack Markell’s proposal to station “school resource agents” in public schools in place of state troopers was shot down Monday by the Joint Finance Committee. (MORE)

Rehoboth Beach Police investigating vandalism, burglary (WGMD)

A Flat Screen TV has been stolen from a home on Columbia Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. The homeowner reported to police that his home was burglarized sometime during last week. (MORE)

Vet-owned hotel business boards cats only (Cape Gazette)

Jaine Weise relied on years of veterinary experience to construct a hotel that caters to cats. The Cat Hotel of Rehoboth opened Friday, June 4, and welcomes cats of all ages, including special-needs animals. (MORE)

Poker at the Beach still a hit (

Since opening more than a year ago, Poker at the Beach has provided many Sussex County nonprofit organizations a venue to raise money. (MORE)

Lewes Library summer reading program kicks off on June 17 (Cape Gazette)

The Summer Reading Program offers a variety of activities and events for children of all ages at the Lewes Public Library. (MORE)

Beebe Medical Center warns of the little known dangers of golf carts (Coastal Sussex)

With the warm weather upon us, people drive golf carts around local residential developments. While these small vehicles are convenient and popular, they are turning out to be dangerous, especially for children. Children and adults are falling out of the carts and suffering fractures and head injuries. (MORE)



  • Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market 12-4pm
  • Delaware Comedy Theatre Family Jam, 6pm

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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