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Delaware Headlines for May 15, 2011

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Fireworks will bloom this summer. Rehoboth, New Castle say theirs are on

Separation Day festivities are canceled, except for fireworks June 12. Rehoboth will light 'em July 3

With so much federal stimulus cash, state predicts surplus of $1 billion

Members of the committees talked about replenishing funds that were used to help weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans celebrate return of NASCAR to Dover Speedway

Almost a return to normal: 20,000 fans hit Dover Speedway and see Alex Bowman win
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May 15, 2011

Newark cancels parade (Delaware Online)
The city of Newark has canceled its Memorial Day Parade – set to begin today at 1 p.m. – due to inclement weather. There is no rain date for the event and it will not be rescheduled, according to Joe Spadafino with the Newark Parks and Recreation Department. (read more)

Delaware health care providers coping with growing drug shortage issue (DFM News)
A national drug shortage, affecting everything from cancer therapies to antibiotics to pain medications, has Delaware health care providers scrambling to find alternatives, and in some cases patient care has been delayed or less effective drugs have been used. (read more)

Rendell in Delaware (Newsworks)
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell was in Delaware Friday to speak about economic development at a conference at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Rendell addressed more than 200 of the state’s top labor, business and environmental leaders at the Delaware Infrastructure Summit sponsored by Delawareans for Environmental and Economic Development (DEED). (read more)

Monthlong Middletown Police investigation leads to drug arrests (Middletown Transcript)
Three Middletown men were arrested on May 13 after Middletown Police executed a search warrant at their first block of Franklin Drive residence following a monthlong investigation into alleged drug sales. (read more)

Slow times for Dover International Speedway (Delaware Online)
For Denis McGlynn and business owners in and around Dover, the one true indicator of the economy’s health is the size of crowds at Dover International Speedway. (read more)

Delaware set to make ‘big splash’ at DC biotech trade show (DFM News)
Twenty years ago, the Newark biotechnology firm SDIX began as a handful of former DuPont employees who decided to develop a technology that DuPont didn’t want to invest in. After two decades of acquisitions and organic growth, SDIX now has a workforce of 155, $28 million in annual revenue and a client base that includes such prominent names as Siemens, Merck and Novartis. (read more)

City Theater’s ‘Nine’ offers extraordinary detail (Community News)
If there is a trophy for getting the max out of the most minimal of resources (drum roll, please), the award goes to City Theatre Co. The stage is shoehorned in a tiny black box theater in Opera Delaware’s riverfront studios, seating cannot be more than 100 and whatever budget there is for tech, costumes, makeup and hair is as lean as Mick Jagger. (read more)

Kids of gay parents share their feelings in safe space (Delaware Online)
Whatever anyone else in the world thinks of same-sex civil unions, Daryl Cramer, an 11-year-old Stanton kid who plays baseball and likes to skate, is all for Delaware’s new law. (read more)

House Republicans have their own ideas how to spend additional state revenue (DFM News)
Governor Jack Markell (D) isn’t the only one with suggestions on how to use an estimated $320-million in additional revenues projected by the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC). The House Republican caucus in the General Assembly Thursday offered its proposal on how best to spend the extra money. (read more)

Anything Once: Easiest job in music? Maybe for you, maestro (Delaware Online)
I can’t keep my eyes off the orchestra’s feet. With their hands full of flutes, violins, violas, oboes, mallets and trombones, the 60-plus symphony members are left with their feet to keep time. (read more)

 

National Headlines

President Obama calls for more domestic oil production
Former owner of Blackwater ‘training private foreign legion’
IMF chief arrested in alleged sex assault
Bayous Flood As La. Residents Scramble
John Boehner Draws Catholic Criticism for Record on the Poor
Witnesses: Israeli Troops Kill 9 in Clashes along Israel’s Borders
British Defense Chief: NATO Needs to ‘Up Ante’ in Libya
Rich Said to Receive Preferential Credit Service, NYT Says
Judge Approves Cutting Public Funding For Planned Parenthood In Indiana
Lugar Running on Moderation in Immoderate Times
Million-Dollar Wasteland: A trail of stalled or abandoned HUD projects

 

 

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Fireworks will bloom this summer. Rehoboth, New Castle say theirs are on

Separation Day festivities are canceled, except for fireworks June 12. Rehoboth will light 'em July 3

With so much federal stimulus cash, state predicts surplus of $1 billion

Members of the committees talked about replenishing funds that were used to help weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans celebrate return of NASCAR to Dover Speedway

Almost a return to normal: 20,000 fans hit Dover Speedway and see Alex Bowman win
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