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5:44 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

NASA Reschedules Rocket Launch Again

 

     Due to the probability of bad weather, NASA has again re-scheduled its launch of five rockets from Wallops Island. The launch is now scheduled for no later than Sunday night, but NASA officials say a decision on the March 18 launch will be made Saturday evening.

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5:18 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Missing MD boy found in Reno, NV

 

      LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials say a 9-year-old boy who was taken from a school by his mother had been found unharmed in Nevada.

      Authorities say Wilbert Caceres Garcia and his mother, Silvia Guadalupe Garcia, were located at an airport in Reno early Friday morning. The boy's mother, who does not have custodial rights, has been taken into custody.

      Authorities say Sylvia Garcia took Wilber out of Dodge Park Elementary in Landover on Thursday morning.

      An Amber Alert had been issued for the boy Thursday evening.

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5:10 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

SHA to Begin Six-Figure Resurfacing Project in Ocean City

 

            After St. Patricks Day, the State Highway Administration will start a road-improvement project, ending just before the peak of Ocean City’s tourist season.

            On Monday work will begin to resurface a one-mile section of Coastal Highway, from 9th Street to 26th Street, damaged from recent sewer line work.

            For eight weeks, SHA crews will patch, mill and resurface asphalt and re-strip the pavement, which should cause double-lane closures on weekdays from sunrise to sunset.

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5:08 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Discussions on Teacher Pension Proposal Pushed To Monday

 

     ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The House Appropriations Committee is working on Maryland budget legislation.

     To start a long day of budget labors on Friday, Delegate Norman Conway, D-Wicomico, announced that a proposal to split teacher pensions between the state and local governments won't be part of the discussions until Monday.

     The panel could work late into the evening on other parts of the budget package, which aims to balance the books for the next fiscal year and cut an ongoing $1.1 billion deficit in half.

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4:57 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Former Kent County Sheriff Arrested on Stalking Charges

            

            A former Kent County Sheriff has been arrested on charges of stalking, carrying a concealed weapon and driving under the influence of alcohol.

            Delaware State Police officials say 59-year-old James A. Higdon Jr., of Dover, was confronted in the parking lot of a Milford Walgreens.

            Higdon violated a March 8 court order by allegedly calling a former family member and threatening to do harm to them, and two other people.

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4:23 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Tunnell Cancer Center Receives Grant from Komen Foundation

 

 

      In an effort to provide breast cancer screenings and education to Sussex County’s uninsured and underserved populations, a local hospital has received a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

       For the second year, Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer Center has received a grant from the Komen organizations’ Philadelphia Affiliate.

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4:22 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Foals Found on Assateague Island

 

 

     After informing the public that one foal was recently found on Assateague Island, the Assateague Island Alliance announced that a second foal was located today.

     The second foal was found in the Over Sand Vehicle area early this morning. Alliance officials say the less than one-week-old foal, which is being referred to as N9BFT-K, has a brown body with a black mane and tail. Officials have not identified the foal’s gender at this time.

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4:17 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Delaware Child Predator Task Force Arrests Bridgeville Man

 

 

       A Bridgeville man has been arrested on 25 counts of dealing in child pornography charges, following a two-part investigation.

 

       Delaware State Police officials and Attorney General Beau Biden made the announcement today.

 

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12:37 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Saturday is Earliest for NASA Launch at Wallops Island Facility

 

     ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - A planned launch of five rockets from coastal Virginia that's aimed at learning more about the upper level jet stream has been rescheduled again.

     NASA initially said it would send up the rockets early Thursday. The launch was scrubbed due a payload problem and rescheduled for no earlier than Friday night.

     But NASA says there's a high probability of bad weather. The launch is rescheduled for no earlier than Saturday night.

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12:33 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Maryland Pays a High Price for Slot Machines

 

       ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland is paying more than double for each slot machine that officials acquired to fill the state's first three casinos.

     An analysis by The Washington Post found the state is paying about $10,000 per machine per year. At the current rate, the paper says the state could spend $50 million a year more than projected by the time all five privately owned casinos are open.

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11:49 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Governor Martin O'Malley to Speak Out on Gay Marriage and Catholic Church

 

       BALTIMORE (AP) - Weeks after signing same-sex marriage into law,Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley will address a conference on Catholicism and gay rights.

     O'Malley, a Roman Catholic, is expected to speak about efforts in Maryland to provide equal protection under the law at New Ways Ministry's conference in Baltimore on Friday.

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Features
11:45 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Impact of Shootings in Afghanistan

        The impact of the shooting of 16 Afghan civilians allegedly by a US soldier is still sending shock waves through the US presence, already falling into disfavor with the American people.  

        During a trip to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the shootings would not deter securing the country before the 2014 NATO withdrawal date. 

         Kevin Maurer is co-author of " No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan" about a group of Special Forces who successfully disengaged from an ambush in 2008. 

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11:16 am
Fri March 16, 2012

President of Community Foundation of Eastern Shore To Step Down

 

             Spicer Bell is stepping down as president of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

            He announced his retirement yesterday after seeing the organization through a period of growth in less than a decade.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that since Bell joined the Foundation in 2004, its assets have increased from $43 million to over $81 million.

            Annual grants and scholarship awards rose from $1.9 million to $4 million.

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11:13 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Work on Maryland Budget Moves to House of Delegates

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Work on the Maryland budget is shifting to the House of Delegates.

     A House committee is scheduled to consider what delegates think should be done to balance the books for the next fiscal year and cut an ongoing $1.1 billion deficit in half.

     The Senate passed a package of budget legislation on Thursday. It raises the state income tax for most taxpayers. It also would phase in a split of teacher pension costs over four years.

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11:11 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Newark Charter School Expansion Delayed

 

            There’s been a delay in the expansion of Newark Charter School amid concerns about the institution’s diversity.

            Delaware Education Secretary Lillian Lowery announced that she had decided to wait until the education board’s meeting in April.

            Lowery got an email this week from the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware saying that the Newark Charter School contributes to the re-segregation of public education.

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Features
11:04 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Students Take Center Stage at West Side New Beginnings

 

     DPR's Jamyla Krempel interviews students at West Side New Beginnings in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Also included, snippets from their performance of "Zoo Trouble." 

     

Because I Said So
9:58 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #5

Is it okay to have a drink in front of your kids? Plus, how to limit the time in front of the tv and how much is too much when it comes to sports? 

Delmarva Today
9:53 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Delmarva Today 03-16-2012

Election 2012....we look at the state of the Democratic and Republican parties.

Guests:

Mike Pretl with the Wicomico Democratic Party

Ann Suthowski with the Wicomico Republican Party

 

News
12:55 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Forum for Civil Discourse Topic: Affecting Change in a Political World

Salisbury University's Institute of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) hosted a forum for civil discourse, “Affecting Change in a Political World,” 7 p.m. Monday, February 27, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

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12:23 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Maryland Senate Passes Budget and Income Tax Hike

 

     ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has passed budget legislation, including an income tax increase.

     The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 37-9 for the state's budget Thursday. The Senate voted 33-13 for another bill with cuts and taxes on tobacco and online sales.

     A separate measure to raise income taxes has also been approved on a 26-20 vote. The bill has been criticized by Republicans and some Democrats who say the measure will make it harder to attract businesses to the state.

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12:20 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Sea Level Rise Affects Delmarva Coast

 

    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - State officials say the rising sea level is a problem for Delaware - and not only for Rehoboth and Dewey Beach residents.

     The Wilmington News Journal reports that two reports released Wednesday find that rising sea levels could mean damaging storms could strike the Delmarva peninsula more often. It could also force changes in state and federal policies regulating coastal development and flood zones.

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12:18 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Reports on Political Enemies Released in Leopold Case

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County police have released documents that show that officers and staff researched County Executive John Leopold's political opponents.

     Police released the documents Wednesday in response to requests by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and news organizations. The documents released include what appears to be publicly accessible information, including news reports, that might be collected by a political campaign about opponents.

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9:14 am
Thu March 15, 2012

NASA Rocket Launch Delayed at Wallops Island

 

      ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - NASA has delayed its planned launch of five rockets aimed at learning more about the jet stream's current at the edge of space.

     NASA initially said it would send up five rockets in five minutes from coastal Virginia early Thursday. But it subsequently announced Wednesday the launch was scrubbed due to a payload problem. The next attempt will be no earlier than Friday night.

     The rockets are to release a chemical trail to track winds circling Earth at up to 300 mph, about 65 miles above the surface.

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9:12 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Maryland Lawmakers Begin Budget Debate

 

       ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is moving toward a vote on its version of the state budget.

     Lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on four measures that are being used in tandem to balance the state's books for the next fiscal year and cut the state's long-running structural deficit in half.

     The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday night.

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9:10 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Ocean View Hires New Town Manager

 

 

            Ocean View has hired a new town manager.

            His name is Rick Konrad.

            And he is currently town manager for the city of Fruitland.

            He has been offered a 3-year term at a salary of $72-thousand with a start date of April 16th.

            He came to Fruitland two years ago…after serving as head of the Parks Division in Norfolk, Virginia.

            But he is not a new comer to the area.

            Before that he spent seven years as superintendent of parks for Wicomico County.  

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9:06 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Dream Act Unveiled in Delaware

 

            Delaware lawmakers will get a chance to weigh in on – what’s been called – The Dream Act.

            The legislation would give children of undocumented immigrants living in the state a chance to get in-state college tuition rates…and become eligible for state scholarships.

            State Senator Robert Marshall unveiled the legislation yesterday  saying that children brought here illegally should get the same access to higher education as legal residents.

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Weekend Wind-Up
2:44 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Weekend Wind-Up for March 16th-18th

Here is your Delmarva Weekend Wind-Up.

Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day and Delmarva is celebrating! There will be parades in Dover, Easton, and Ocean City…. live music and an Irish feast in Georgetown…. and in Lewes there will be a concert and dessert party. For more information about these St. Patrick’s Day events and other events, click the Weekend Wind-Up link on our website, Delmarvapublicradio.net. Have a great weekend! 

 

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival, March 17th from 11am to 4pm

Ocean City, MD

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1:43 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Invasive Species Threatens Eastern Shore Trees

The Maryland Department of Agriculture says an invasive pest could threaten Eastern Shore trees.

The Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that infests and destroys ash trees originating in Asia, was found in nine of Maryland’s Western Shore counties in 2003. It has not been found on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay, prompting legislators to take drastic measures to prevent its migration.

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1:32 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Seaford Man Arrested For School Bomb Threats

A Seaford man was arrested on Tuesday evening in connection with two bomb threats made to schools in Georgetown.

David C. Detwiler, 38, was taken into custody at his home by the Delaware State Police.

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12:20 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

AAA Mid-Atlantic Opposes Governor's Gas Tax Hike

 

             AAA Mid-Atlantic says it cannot support Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposed 6 percent tax hike on gasoline, unless there is a constitutional amendment that would ensure the increased revenue goes to the needs of the state transportation system.

            The automobile association said that the protections in the bill to prevent the use of these funds for other purposes are too weak, adding that the Trust Fund has already seen borrowing for expenditures unrelated transportation.

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