Delmarva Public Radio http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Upcoming Delaware Budget Revenue Forecast Revision http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/upcoming-delaware-budget-revenue-forecast-revision <p>NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - The panel that sets Delaware's official financial projections is updating revenue estimates lawmakers will consider as they work on a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.</p><p>The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council meets Monday, one month after lowering its overall revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by almost $108 million compared to its December forecast. Leading that decline was a $70 million drop in estimated corporate income taxes.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:14:07 +0000 Don Rush 52892 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Upcoming Delaware Budget Revenue Forecast Revision 'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/murder-south-korean-leader-says-ferry-captains-actions "The conduct of the captain and some crew members is wholly unfathomable from the viewpoint of common sense, and it was like an act of murder that cannot and should not be tolerated."<p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/04/21/33/0301000000AEN20140421004151315F.html" target="_blank">Yonhap News says</a> that was the word Monday from South Korean President Park Geun-hye as she spoke with senior aides about <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/146267509/ferry-disaster" target="_blank">last week's ferry disaster</a>, which is feared to have killed about 300 people — most of them h Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:56:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 52893 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions Berlin Woman Dies from Cleaning Fluid Fumes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/berlin-woman-dies-cleaning-fluid-fumes <p>BERLIN, Md. (AP) - The Worcester County Sheriff's Office says a 75-year-old woman died after cleaning her home in Berlin.</p><p>Officials say the woman was cleaning her bathroom at her home at the Lake Haven Trailer Park on Sunday, when she mixed a cleaning product that may have had ammonia in it with bleach, a combination which can create toxic vapors.</p><p>The woman was taken to Atlantic General Hospital where officials say she was pronounced dead.</p><p>Officials say the incident is still under investigation, but they are reminding people to never mix cleaning products.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:55:09 +0000 Don Rush 52891 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Berlin Woman Dies from Cleaning Fluid Fumes Delay in Superintendent Selection for Anne Arundel County School District http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delay-superintendent-selection-anne-arundel-county-school-district <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Anne Arundel County school board is delaying its selection of a new schools superintendent.</p><p>The Capital reports the board previously scheduled its section for this week's meeting on Wednesday. But Board of Education President Teresa Milio Birge says the board wasn't able to get everything done in time.</p><p>A decision could come at the May 7 meeting. The board could also call a special meeting to make a selection.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:39:01 +0000 Don Rush 52888 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delay in Superintendent Selection for Anne Arundel County School District Florida Proposes New Rules Regarding Alligators http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/florida-proposes-new-rules-regarding-alligators A state commission proposed a ban on selling stuffed baby alligators in "unnatural positions." It's designed to discourage baby gator hunting. If passed, no more little gators waving on a surfboard. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 52889 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Miss America Asks School To Reconsider Student's Punishment http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/miss-america-asks-school-reconsider-students-punishment When Miss America visited Patrick Farves high school, he asked her to the prom. She can't go, and the school punished him for asking. But she reportedly asked the school to rethink the suspension. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:17:00 +0000 editor 52890 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Boston Marathon Through The Eyes Of Two Men Who Love It http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/boston-marathon-through-eyes-two-men-who-love-it <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmzljrUrwKE</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:56:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 52884 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Boston Marathon Through The Eyes Of Two Men Who Love It It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/its-time-run-again-boston-heres-schedule We don't need to go on at length about why today's running of the Boston Marathon is important.<p>We all know it's the first <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/177378595/boston-marathon-explosions" target="_blank">since the bombings near the finish line of last year's race</a>. The explosions killed three people and injured another 260 or so. In the four days that followed, authorities say, the two suspects murdered an MIT campus police officer. One of the two brothers accused of carrying out the bombings then died after a gun battle with police. The other is in custody. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 52885 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule Honda Introduces Asimo To North America http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/honda-introduces-asimo-north-america Asimo is Honda's latest humanoid robot. This one, the third version, is more life-like than previous models. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:51:00 +0000 editor 52886 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/us-supreme-court-hear-arguments-argentina-debt-case The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:20:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 52879 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Powdered Alcohol Approved By The Feds http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/last-word-business-241 Palchohol is powdered alcohol — just mix with water to create an instant cocktail. The creators of Palcohol pitched their idea as a solution to the soaring price of alcohol. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 editor 52887 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Dominated By 1 Point Of View, Late-Night TV Needs New Voices http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dominated-1-point-view-late-night-tv-needs-new-voices On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert stops by the CBS Late Show to greet the man he'll replace next year, David Letterman. It also spotlights a reality in late-night TV --almost every host is a white man. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 editor 52883 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'Transcendence': Latest Sci-Fi Movie About Artificial Intelligence http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/movie-review-transcendence Transcendence is an ambitious and provocative film about the perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that is intriguingly balanced between being a warning and a celebration. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 editor 52882 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies At 76 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/boxer-rubin-hurricane-carter-dies-76 The former fierce middleweight prizefighter became an international symbol after he was convicted twice for a 1966 triple murder. Carter's conviction was eventually overturned by a federal judge. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 editor 52881 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/asian-majority-district-house-race-divides-calif-voters The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 52880 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/who-should-pay-keep-internets-locks-secure The encryption code unlocked by the Heartbleed bug last week provided vital security for some of the most widely used websites on the Internet. Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source code for their core business. But it turns out no one is paying for it.<p>The software that got infected — and later fixed — is <a href="https://www.openssl.org/">OpenSSL</a>. It's supposed to be the really safe, secure road on the Internet superhighway, where messages get encrypted and sent between users and servers. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:44:00 +0000 editor 52875 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure? How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/how-do-companies-boost-401k-enrollment-make-it-automatic More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That's because in recent years they've been given a strong nudge — more companies are automatically enrolling workers in retirement savings programs.<p>Some firms are also automatically increasing the amount employees contribute. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 52876 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/childrens-sake-put-down-smartphone It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic in a high tech savvy Seattle neighborhood Radesky started noticing how often parents ignored their kids in favor of a mobile device. She remembers a mother placing her phone in the stroller between herself and the baby. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:41:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 52877 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/scribes-are-back-helping-doctors-tackle-electronic-medical-records Like many other doctors across the country, <a href="http://bayloruptown.com/devesh-ramnath-md">Dr. Devesh Ramnath</a>, a Dallas orthopedic surgeon, recently made the switch from paper to electronic medical records. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:40:00 +0000 editor 52878 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/la-countys-new-watchdog-may-not-have-much-bite The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies.<p>Eighteen current and former deputies <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=249920055">are facing felony charges</a> as part of a federal probe into allegations of widespread prisoner abuse in county jails. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:39:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 52874 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/hey-kids-remember-youre-our-side-fbi-makes-movie <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYCz-oVDBg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8xlUNK4JHQ</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 NPR Staff 52873 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/scientific-experiment-field-trips-just-teachers In a classroom across from the coal mine exhibit at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, students are huddled around tables, studying petri dishes of bacteria.<p>But these aren't school-age kids — these students are all teachers, responsible for imparting science to upper-elementary or middle-school students.<p>That's a job that many here — and many teachers in grammar schools around the country — feel unprepared for.<p>"That's why I'm here," says fifth-grade teacher Joel Spears. "I teach all the subjects. I went in not knowing how to teach science, really. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 editor 52870 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/south-korea-ferry-rescue-efforts-yield-only-grim-results It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Arun Rath 52869 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/honey-blood-and-harmony-jordi-savalls-balkan-journey <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15327828/jordi-savall" target="_blank">Jordi Savall</a> has made a career of reviving ancient music. Whatever the age of the songs, though, he doesn't play them as museum-piece recreations, preserved in isolation. Savall takes great pleasure in <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/126390261/jordi-savall-tracing-jerusalems-history-in-music" target="_blank">smashing together music</a> from different times and different cultures.<p>At his concerts, it's difficult to predict what might happen — or who might show up. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 52868 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/californias-drought-ripples-through-businesses-and-even-schools Cannon Michael runs an 11,000-acre farm in California's Central Valley. His family has been farming in the state for six generations.<p>Michael's multi-million-dollar operation usually provides a wealth of crops including tomatoes, onions and melons. But recently, he's pretty pessimistic about work.<p>"It is going to be a year that's probably, at best, maybe break even. Or maybe lose some money," Michael tells NPR's Arun Rath.<p>Michael says about one-fifth of the land will lie fallow this year. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 52867 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ferry-transcript-shows-confusion-and-panic-please-come-quickly For more than 40 minutes as their ship foundered last Wednesday, crew members of the South Korean ferry Sewol spoke with local maritime traffic services about a possible rescue. The conversation centered on getting help to the ship and on getting its passengers off the ferry, according to a transcript released Sunday.<p>The radio transcript gives harrowing new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people still missing. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 52871 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly' It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/its-420-420-denver-hosts-cannabis-cup-today Tens of thousands of people are attending the Cannabis Cup in Denver this weekend, the first time the marijuana festival and trade show is held in Colorado since the state legalized recreational pot in January.<p>The festival's date is no coincidence – it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 52872 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/service-dog-guides-marathon-bombing-victims-through-grim-year At Monday's Boston Marathon, many runners will be on the course to honor the 16 people who lost limbs in last year's bombing. One married couple was among them: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.<p>Among many dark stories of that day, theirs is among the darkest. They were newlyweds of just seven months when each had their left leg blown off. Their injuries were so severe that they were some of the last victims to leave the hospital.<p>But we want to tell you an encouraging part of their story. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 editor 52866 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year 'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wound-doesnt-close-armenians-suffer-uncertainty-together At St. Elie Armenian Catholic Church in downtown Beirut, Zarmig Hovsepian lit three candles and slowly mouthed silent prayers before Easter Mass. After reciting "Our Father," she added a prayer of her own: "For peace, for Lebanon and the region," she said, underscoring the deep sense of apprehension beneath the surface of otherwise festive Easter celebrations.<p>Next door in Syria, violence recently displaced thousands from the historic Armenian town of Kessab, which rests in northwestern Syria, along the Turkish border. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:23:00 +0000 Susannah George 52865 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/florida-church-whose-worshipers-are-all-tourists Easter Sunday is a busy time for many Christian churches. And for one Florida church, "busy" only begins to describe it. The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it will host tens of thousands of worshipers today.<p>That's because the church is across the street from Walt Disney World. The main basilica was built in the early 1990s, to give visitors to the resort complex a place to worship. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 52864 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists