Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of Sept.7th, 2015

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Twenty-six year old Kyle Brittingham has been killed in an accident that sent his vehicle into the median on Route 113 between Pocomoke City and Snow Hill.

It occurred around 8:43 a.m. and it is not know why his 2006 Jeep Wrangler traveled onto the southbound shoulder before it overturned.

Brittingham was not wearing a seatbelt and he was reportedly ejected from the vehicle.

Police said that alcohol was believed to be related to the crash.

He was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Students are returning to the University of Delaware.
 
New students started checking in to residence halls on Saturday and returning students started arriving Sunday. Check in continues on Monday lasts until 3 p.m.

The school's 17,000 undergraduates and 3,600 graduate students don't have too long to get their housing in order. Classes at the university begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
 

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.

According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday afternoon after spending two days with family while celebrating his son's 50th birthday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying 7 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.43, down from $2.50 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is 8 cents below the national average of $2.51.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.40 in Baltimore, $2.46 in Cumberland, $2.53 in Hagerstown and $2.27 in Salisbury.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland educators are launching an advertising campaign to reduce standardized testing requirements.

The campaign kicking off Monday is called "Less Testing, More Learning." It includes 10 teachers and education support professionals from across the state who talk about concerns about too much testing.

Betty Weller, president of the Maryland State Education Association, says standardized testing takes far too much time away from learning.

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The Salisbury-based Harkins Contracting Incorporated has been tapped to build a new Mission Launch Command Center at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

It will spread out over 14-thousand square feet becoming the central location for rocket control, their payloads and other support systems.

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Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Sussex County Democrats’ Jamboree in Lewes this weekend.

Climbing on top of a picnic table he thanked his supporters and those of his son Beau who recently died of brain cancer.

His son had been a regular at the event first attending as a child.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Biden showed up at the Cape Henlopen State Park where he shook hands of around 300 people.

Biden’s appearance was a surprise and not listed on his public schedule.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health is pushing hepatitis C screening for baby boomers and intravenous drug users.

The state agency is set to launch the campaign next month to get doctors and substance abuse clinicians more information on who is at risk.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delaware is one of seven states that does not generally report the number of such cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Karyl Rattay says that the campaign will also help get a better handle on the numbers in the state.

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Representative John Kowalko has launched a petition drive aimed at removing a half million tons of waste at an Edge Moor pigment plant.

The Newark Democrat said he is worried that the Chemours’ facility could pollute the surrounding area if the plant is sold or left abandoned after the company closes it.

That would leave the taxpayer to fund the cleanup of the 15 acre site if the waste leaked into the groundwater.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that a Chemours spokesperson said that there were no plans to sell the facility.

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