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11:23 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival Competition

Delmarva Public Radio is proud to be part of the 2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.  Five finalist chamber groups from around the world will compete at the Avalon Theater in Easton on Saturda,  March 31st.  The competition begins at 1PM.

WSCL, 89.5FM will air portions of this event, including the winning ensemble, in early April.

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9:05 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Racial Disparity for Colorectal Cancer Disappears in Delaware

 

 

          Delaware has become the first state to eliminate the statistical gap between African Americans and whites in the incidence of colorectal cancer.

            The new figures were released yesterday at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.

            Former Governor Ruth Ann Minner is credited with much of the early work, spearheading a cancer prevention task force that led in 2001 to the Delaware Cancer Consortium.

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8:55 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Economic Recovery May Be Better Than Thought In Delaware

 

            The latest revised Labor Department figures indicate that the Delaware job market has been recovering a lot faster than many economists had originally thought.

            The statewide jobless rate actually fell below 8 percent in June 2010 rather than in October 2011.

            The First State’s unemployment rate reached a high of 8.5 percent rather than 8.8 percent that had been previously reported.

 

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8:53 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Shuttle Ride Prices To Go Up in Ocean City

 

             Paying $1 to ride all day is no longer an option for visitors leaving their car at the Ocean City Park & Ride and taking the bus in and out of town.

            The city council has voted and is now giving the public two choices: pay $1 each time they board or buy a $3 ride-all-day pass.

            In-town, bus fares were already $1 per boarding or $3 to ride all day.  The change will make riding the shuttle alone more expensive than previously.

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8:47 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Expansion of Newark Charter School Draws Opposition

 

 

            There was a standoff over plans to add high school grade levels at Newark Charter School at a meeting in Dover yesterday.

            Opposition came from staff parents and officials from Christina School District, who say the expansion will cause the district financial and institutional problems.

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that the new grades along with expanded enrollment in lower grades would push Charter School enrollment to an estimated 23-hundred students in five years.

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8:45 am
Thu March 8, 2012

A Major Music Festival May Be Coming to Ocean City Next Year

 

          An entertainment group will get a second chance next year to pull off a high-profile music festival on the beach.

            Founders Entertainment garnered a unanimous Town Council nod giving Tom Russell approval to hold the festival on June 1-2 pending cost approval and acquisition and approval of performers.

            The festival was initially slated for June 2-3 of this year, but the timetable proved to be too ambitious for Russell and the company to lock in the type of talent they were hoping for. 

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5:26 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Salisbury Police Name Suspect, Possibly Connected to 3 Pharmacy Robberies

      

     The suspect responsible for leading police on a high speed chase Monday, following a pharmacy robbery, has been named, and is believed to be connected to two other Salisbury area robberies.  

      Salisbury officials say 26-year-old Jason Hall, of Hurlock led police on a chase along Route 50, after police received a report that Hall was seen running out of the Community Pharmacy, located on South Salisbury Boulevard following a 11:30 a.m. robbery.

     Hall stopped the van he was driving, but when police approached the vehicle, Hall took off.

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4:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

New UMES President Announced

     

     After a search process spanning several months, a new president of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been chosen.

     Juliette B. Bell, has been appointed as president of the 125-year-old historically black institution.

     Bell, an Alabama native and biochemist, has 20 years of experience in higher education. She currently serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

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4:15 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Former Fugitive Dies in Delaware Prison

 

     DOVER, Del. (AP) — A man who spent more than two decades on the run before being convicted in 1999 of the stabbing death of a friend has died in prison in Delaware.

     The Delaware Department of Corrections says 84-year-old Jack Cloud died Tuesday, and that foul play is not suspected.

     Cloud jumped bail in 1977 before his first trial for the murder of George Collins. In April 1998, police caught up with him in a Knoxville, Tenn., retirement home where he was living under an alias and spoke with a southern twang.

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3:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

City to Raze Condemned Salisbury Home

 

     On Friday, the City of Salisbury will demolish a Clay Street home, which city officials say has been a nuisance and a money-pit for several city departments.

     Since 2008, the owners of the 208 Clay Street home have received 37 code violations, including violations for abandoned vehicles, rubbish and unsecured windows and doors.

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DPR Programming Notes
1:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Spring Concert Changes

The Concertgebouw

April showers bring May flowers and...seasonal concert changes to WSCL 89.5 FM! 

Here is the evening concert lineup as of April, 2012.  Our Spring concerts come from the WFMT Radio Network

Mondays at 8PM- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Tuesdays at 8PM- The Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wednesdays at 8PM- The San Francisco Symphony

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News
12:25 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

New President Announced for University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

             Julliette Bell, a biochemist, who has been called a giant in science, will soon become President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the appointment was just announced by Patricia Florestano chair of the University System Board of Regents. 

            Bell has been provost and vice president of academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and is credited building or strengthening competitive academic science programs at universities.

DPR Programming Notes
10:55 am
Wed March 7, 2012

The Score with Edmund Stone begins April 1st

Coming in April, a new addition to WSCL 89.5's  FM Sunday Family programming...The Score with Edmund Stone.  You can hear "The Score" every Sunday afternoon at 4PM, followed by From the Top at 5.

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9:06 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Civil Rights Figure Reverend Maurice Moyer Dies at Age 93

 

            A giant of the civil rights movement, who marched with the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior died yesterday in Christiana Hospital yesterday.

            93 year Reverend Maurice Moyer lived in New Castle with his wife of more than 65 years Vivian Cleopatra.

            He was part of the historic 1963 march on Washington where King delivered his I have a Dream speech…as well as participating in the treacherous march in Selma, Alabama.

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9:03 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Tigani Gets Two Years in Prison

 

             Liquor executive Christopher Tigani got two years in prison yesterday for violations of Delaware’s campaign laws that US District Court Judge Gregory Sleet called brazen.

            Before handing down his sentence yesterday Sleet revealed that Tigani had been addicted to methamphetamines at the time he committed his crimes and when he was fighting with his father for control of NKS Distributors, Inc.

            The judge noted Tigani is currently in recovery.

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9:01 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Commutation Requests Before Governor Maryland Governor

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's governor will consider commuting the sentences of two Maryland inmates serving life in prison for murder.

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8:58 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Citizens' Concerns Over Wind Turbine Ordinance in Somerset County

 

            There are just a few days left for public input on the proposed wind turbine legislation in Somerset County.

            And residents are expressing concerns…that range from health issues to the impact on wildlife.

            Resident Tammy Truitt said she was concerned about health issues like the noise…that can affect sleep.

            Truitt pointed to a Website for National Wind Watch which listed problems like insomnia, headaches and nausea that have been reported by people who claim they live near wind turbines.

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8:56 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Ocean Pines Association Must Pay Back Taxes, Says Federal Court

 

 

          A federal appeals court says the Ocean Pines Association owes back taxes…on money it got from running an oceanfront club and parking lot at which only Ocean Pines residents could buy memberships.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Association argued that the revenue from the Beach Club was not taxable because it was part of a nonprofit organization.

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DPR Programming Notes
8:40 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Dame Joan Sutherland, La Stupenda – A Celebration

Join us Wednesday evening, March 14th at 8PM on Classical 89.5FM for a 2- hour special celebrating the life and art of Dame Joan Sutherland.

This program will feature archival recordings, as well as interviews with Dame Joan and her husband, Richard Bonynge.

Features
5:59 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Sharon M. Draper, New York Times Bestselling Author Talks to DPR

     An interview with Sharon M. Draper and DPR's Jamyla Krempel.

News
9:41 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Doomsday Budget To Be Heard in Annapolis

 

       ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - It's going to be a "doomsday" kind of a morning for the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

     Analysts with the state's nonpartisan Department of Legislative Services plan to give the panel a briefing on the so-called "doomsday" budget plan Tuesday morning in Annapolis.

     The plan has been put together in case lawmakers can't agree on new revenues to balance this year's books and reduce an ongoing structural budget deficit of about $1.1 billion by half.

News
9:39 am
Tue March 6, 2012

More Wine And Beer Festivals for Worcester County?

 

            Wine and craft beer enthusiasts could see more opportunities to taste their favorites on the Lower Shore.

            Legislation in Annapolis would allow three festivals each year in Worcester County and capitalize on the growing the popularity of micro-breweries and local wineries.

            Ocean City hosts the Wine Fest at the Beach each fall, while Wicomico County hosts the Autumn Wine Festival and good Beer Festival.

            The measure in the General Assembly would allow two more festivals in Worcester County.

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News
9:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Hudson Farm Pollution Case Survives

 

            A federal judge in the case of the Hudson Farm accused of violating the Clean Water Act will go on with no victories for either side.

            Judge William Nickerson said that he would allow testimony by expert witness Bruce Bell…upon whom the WaterKeeper Alliance is relying in their case against Alan and Kristin Hudson who own a farm in Berlin.

            Perdue Farms wanted the judge to ignore the testimony.

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News
9:31 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Incumbents Beat Back Challengers in Middletown City Elections

 

      MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Three incumbent town Council members have been re-elected in Middletown.

     Council members Robin Burgess, Robert McGhee and Jim Reynolds won two-year terms on Monday. They fended off challenges by David Fisher and Mary Harris.

     Residents could vote for three of the five candidates. The three who got the most votes won the at-large seats.

     Town officials announced the results minutes after the polls closed at 8 p.m. No irregularities or problems were reported.

     Winners will be sworn into office March 12.

News
9:29 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Call for Cap on Comp Time for Newark City Superivosrs

 

            Thirty-four non-union managers in the City of Newark have racked up 40 weeks of comp time.

            In 2010 they totaled 39 weeks.

            These jobs include duties ranging from committee meetings that are held in the evening to recreation and special events that fall on weekends. 

            Acting City Manager Carol Houck who accrued 139 hours told the Wilmington News Journal that she practically lived at work during the reservoir project a few years ago.

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News
9:26 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Arrest of Delaware Professor During Protest Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

 

             The arrest of a Delaware State University professor during a student demonstration last week has drawn concerns about academic freedom and free speech issues.

            Professor Jahi Issa assistant professor of history and Africana studies was led away by two campus police officers and later charged with counts ranging from disorderly conduct to resisting arrest and inciting a riot.

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that DSU officials say the professor was acting aggressively toward police.

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News
8:54 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Delaware Officials to Hear Testimony on Bloom Energy Project

 

        NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - State officials are preparing for a hearing to consider whether to grant a permit to Bloom Energy for construction of a highly touted fuel cell project.

     Bloom Energy, in the form of Diamond State Generation Partners LLC, is requesting a permit under Delaware's Coastal Zone Act to install and operate 235 fuel cells, also known as Bloom Boxes.

     A public hearing on the permit request is set for Tuesday evening at the DNREC offices in New Castle.

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News
8:47 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Election Results for Milton City Council

 

      MILTON, Del. (AP) - John Booros and Kristin Patterson have won seats on the Milton town council.

     They took the top two spots in a three-way race Saturday to succeed retiring council members Mary Hudson and Deanna Duby.

     Officials say 299 people cast ballots, with Booros winning 260 votes and Patterson taking 240. Officials say 45 votes were cast for Gwendolyn Jones.

     The three newcomers to politics in Milton all called for streamlining business regulations and preserving the town's historic charm.

Features
8:37 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Educational Aid for Children of Slain Law Enforcement Officers

 

         The children of police who fall in the line of duty could get educational aid under legislation now in the Maryland General Assembly.

          Delmarva Public Radio's Travis McKee prepared this report:

News
8:31 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Worcester Public Schools Ask for More Money From County

 

           Worcester County Commissioners will get their first look at the local education budget during this week’s meeting.

            The school board is asking for A $1.9 million increase in the County’s contribution for a total allocation of $73.5 million.

            The Board of Education says that the 2.5 percent hike in funding was long overdue.

            County Commissioner Judy Boggs said that the school system’s county appropriation has stayed the same in recent years while other departments have taken major cuts.

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