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Hair. It's a human obsession. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes while it may be an object of affectation many lose it all too soon.

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The Maryland Comptroller's office has issued a list of individuals and businesses that owed collectively over $12 million in taxes. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with Comptroller Peter Franchot to talk about the program that has been around since 2000.

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Delaware officials say they have found first two wild birds of the year that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a crow found in southwestern Sussex County by the mosquito patrol of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control tested positive last week for the virus.

The results for the second crow came back positive four days later.

The paper reports that officials say the appearance of the virus usually comes later in the season but point to the recent rainfall in May and June for the detection.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State environmental officials say a cleanup is underway after hundreds of gallons of a highly corrosive chemical spilled at a southern Delaware poultry processing plant.

Officials say the spill occurred about 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Mountaire Farms plant in Selbyville. It involved about 318 gallons of peracetic acid, a chemical commonly used in the food industry as a disinfectant to guard against microbial contamination.

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Kent County in Delaware is about to undertake the repair of aging wastewater pipeline along the median of U.S. Route 13 in Dover.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it’s a long promised project that will stretch 2.8 miles and is sure to give motorists along the busy route congestion headaches.

The project calls for inserting a 18-to-20 inch plastic pipe into a 24-inch concrete sewage pipe.

The paper says it will run from West Denney’s Road near Delaware Technical Community College to South Garden Lanes near Burlington.

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Sacha Baron Cohen has two basic shticks that he uses in his new Showtime show Who Is America?, which premiered Sunday night. One of them works well, and the other one doesn't. Unfortunately, of the four segments in the premiere, he uses the effective strategy once and the ineffective one three times.

Those unfamiliar with Cohen's past work in films like Borat and Bruno need only to know that what he does, in short, is interview (and interact with) people while inhabiting various absurd alter egos. It's a prank show, for all intents and purposes.

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Composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, one of Britain's most influential contemporary classical figures, died Monday at the age of 66. His passing was announced by his publisher, Faber Music, but no cause of death was given.

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Corn, also known as maize, is the world’s most-produced food crop. But it could be headed for trouble as the Earth warms.

As immigration issues along the US southern border continue to roil the country, one driving force of migration from troubled Central American countries has received relatively little notice: climate change.

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