The Morning News for May 18, 2011

by Dave on May 18, 2011



At sheriff sale, no bidders for Dr. Earl Bradley’s old office (Delmarva Now)
The abandoned Baybees Pediatrics building, where prosecutors allege Earl B. Bradley terrorized more than 100 patients, will become bank-owned property following a sheriff sale today. (MORE)

Del. legislative panel votes for pay raises (Forbes/AP)
The Delaware legislature’s budget-writing committee has voted to give state employees in Delaware a pay raise. (MORE)

Tonight is the night everyone’s been talking about — the “Fork In, Fork  Out” fundraiser at Striper Bites. Come in and enjoy a fabulous dinner, ask for a “Give Back Slip,” and choose which charity will be the recipient of 10% of the proceeds of your meal. It’s that easy, and it’s a delicious way to help your community! Fork In, Fork Out. Tonight at Striper Bites in Lewes.

Bumper year for Shore strawberries (Delmarva Now)
They’re sweet, succulent and ripe for the picking. It’s the height of an especially good strawberry season on the Lower Shore in which the right combination of rain and temperatures has led to bumper crops for local growers. (MORE)

Graduation season in swing (Delaware Wave)
Dan Cook, physical education teacher and class advisor for Cape Henlopen High School’s class of 2011, says everything about his kids is “really cool.” (MORE)

Judge holds hearing in Delaware diocese bankruptcy (Delmarva Now)
A federal bankruptcy judge indicated Monday that he is willing to approve documents outlining the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s proposed reorganization plan, including a $77 million settlement with nearly 150 alleged victims of priest sex abuse, once certain revisions are made. (MORE)

New study reveals red knots’ secrets (Delaware Online)
On May 8, 2010, a robin-sized red knot shorebird started a six-day, around-the-clock flight from Uruguay to Ocracoke, N.C., a distance of 4,970 miles. After a layover, it took off on May 19 and landed the next day along the shore of Delaware Bay. (MORE)

What’s new in Delaware (Baltimore Sun)
Agave Mexican Grill and Restaurant’s larger new location also has a swanky second floor lounge. (MORE)

Homegoods to open store in Rehoboth (Delmarva Now)
Home decorating junkies will soon have a new place to indulge. On May 22, HomeGoods will open its first store in Sussex County. (MORE)

Rehoboth Officials Accused Of ‘Hassling’ Businesses (Washington Blade)
A code enforcement officer in Rehoboth Beach, Del., became the target of a radio talk show host last weekend after the officer told the gay bar and restaurant Aqua Grill that it violated a local ordinance for flying a flag two inches too low over the sidewalk next to its entrance. (MORE)

Celebrate the arts and browse for bargains (Delaware Wave)
Those looking for art and bargains should head to Rehoboth Beach this weekend as two popular events — the fifth annual Plein Air Arts Festival and the 28th annual Spring Sidewalk Sale — will be taking place at the same time. (MORE)

Carney addresses Rehoboth/Dewey Chamber luncheon (WGMD)
While admitting that it’ll be difficult, U.S. Representative John Carney told members at the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon that both parties in Congress need to work together in order to reduce the federal government’s massive spending and deficits. (MORE)

Endless search for summer surfboard (Delmarva Now)
When spring arrives, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of a new surfboard. For most surfers, the innate sense that they need a new board overpowers even some of the more funda-mental desires. The age-old question though is which board to select. (MORE)


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Have a great day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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