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  • A Renewable Twist on Fossil Fuels (CO2 to Methanol)

    05/09/2011 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | May 5, 2011 | Staff
    Pulling valuable fuels out of thin air? It sounds like magic, but Joel Rosenthal, a chemist at the University of Delaware, is working to transform carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, into gas for your car and clean-energy future fuels. Such a feat could help reduce the rising CO2 levels implicated in global warming and also offer a new method of renewable energy production. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a consortium of 98 Ph.D.-granting universities, of which UD is a member, has selected Rosenthal to receive the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award to pursue the...
  • An Arlington burial for Jack Wheeler (Service today, April 29, 2011)

    04/29/2011 9:29:05 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 4-27-2011
    An Arlington burial for Jack Wheeler April 27, 2011The murder of Jack Wheeler remains unsolved, but his funeral on Friday might provide a small bit of solace for his family and friends. Wheeler, a former Hampton resident, will be inurned with full military honors in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery. Wheeler was a 1962 graduate of Hampton High School and a member of the Class of '66 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served in the Army from 1966 to 1971 and spent time in Vietnam. He went on to serve three GOP presidents in various...
  • Pa.-based Acme to lay off 900 workers in 4 states

    04/28/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Lebanon (PA) Daily News ^ | April 28, 2011 | AP Staff
    Acme Markets says it's laying off 900 workers at its stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The company, which has about 14,000 employees at its 117 stores, says the layoffs will take effect May 7 and affect part-time workers, mostly those who work 12 to 16 hours a week. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the decision comes two weeks after Acme's parent company, Minnesota-based Supervalu, reported that sales in the last quarter fell once again at its supermarket chains in the Northeast. Dan Sanders, president of Malvern-based Acme, said in a statement that the company needed to take the...
  • A.P. Embarrassed by Error in Christine O'Donnell News Report

    04/23/2011 9:17:19 PM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | April 23, 2011 | Delaware News Center
    April 23, 2011 (Dover, Delaware) -- Randall Chase, the Associated Press' Delaware Bureau Reporter, embarrassed the Associated Press over the Easter weekend with a negligently false report about Christine O'Donnell's campaign and her campaign finance reports. Randall Chase falsely reported that in April 2009, Christine O"Donnell was not a declared candidate for office. In fact, CHRISTINE O'DONNELL DECLARED HERSELF A CANDIDATE FOR THE 2010 ELECTION CYCLE IN DECEMBER 2008 On February 12, 2009, the Delaware Business Ledger reported "O'Donnell wastes no time in announcing Senate candidacy." On February 13, 2009, radio station WDEL reported "Christine O'Donnell to run for U.S....
  • Wilmington, DE TEA Party (vanity)

    04/18/2011 6:17:51 PM PDT · by NTHockey · 17 replies
    04/18/2011 | NTHockey
    My wife and I have been to every April 15th TEA Party event. This year it was a monumental waste of time. The TEA Party movement in DE has been co-opted by the RINO establishment. It seems that now you have to be invited to a TEA Party protest. If you are not on one of their mailing lists. you don't get invited. Result - this year's attendance was 50-75 people vs. >500 in prior years. The message from the speakers was: a)we all have to accept higher taxes and b) we have to be nice to our opponents. The...
  • Delaware to Be Eighth State to Allow Civil Unions (The Next Domino)

    04/16/2011 4:45:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/16/2011 | Ethan Cole
    Delaware will be the eighth state to allow civil unions or comprehensive domestic partnerships for same-sex couples. The state House of Representatives voted 26 to 15 Thursday night in favor of the measure. Governor Jack Markell, who has been a gay rights advocate throughout his public service career, has said he will sign the civil union bill, which gives gay couples the same rights, benefits, and responsibilities as heterosexual married couples. The Senate passed the bill last week. "We are tremendously proud that the Delaware House has passed civil union legislation," said Equality Delaware President Lisa Goodman. "The fact that...
  • Delaware poised to pass gay civil unions

    04/14/2011 4:16:24 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 04/14/2011 | Peter Jesserer Smith
    Lawmakers in Delaware are poised to pass legislation that would give homosexual couples a marriage-like legal status that has everything but the name “marriage” attached to it. On Wednesday the House Administration Committee approved SB 30, the homosexual civil unions bill, in a 4 – 1 vote. The House is expected to take up the legislation Thursday evening. The Senate already approved the bill last week in a 13-6 vote, and Democrat Gov. Jack Markell has signaled that he will sign the measure into law if it passes the full House.... House lawmakers will also discuss a variety of amendments...
  • Who killed Jack Wheeler? Part 3: Plenty of theories for Wheeler's death

    04/12/2011 12:55:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | 4-12-2011 | Hugh Lessig
    Who killed Jack Wheeler? Part 3: Plenty of theories for Wheeler's death By Hugh LessigApril 12, 2011 Jack Wheeler had a flair for the dramatic.Growing up in Hampton, he wrestled with the question of his future after high school. The grand moment of truth is recounted in Rick Atkinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Long, Gray Line." Jack's father, an Army colonel, was pushing him toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His mother, Janet, favored Yale University, where Jack had been accepted. When he made up his mind, Jack came down to the dinner table one evening and announced:...
  • Who killed Jack Wheeler, Part 2: A final, confusing walk through Wilmington

    04/11/2011 1:06:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 2 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | 4-10-2011 | Hugh Lessig
    Who killed Jack Wheeler, Part 2: A final, confusing walk through Wilmington By Hugh Lessig hlessig@dailypress.com | 757-247-7821 April 10, 2011 One of the last people to see Jack Wheeler alive was Sammy Abdelaziz, who manages parking garages in the city of Wilmington. On Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, he received a call from a concerned employee at the New Castle County Courthouse parking garage. There appeared to a be a homeless man there, asking for help. "She said he had one shoe on and the other one in his hand, and he had a wrinkled suit, stuff like that," he...
  • Who killed Jack Wheeler? (co-founder of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall)

    04/10/2011 11:18:38 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    Who killed Jack Wheeler? By Hugh Lessig, hlessig@dailypress.com | 757-247-7821 10:16 PM EDT, April 9, 2011 The final, haunting images of Jack Wheeler come from surveillance cameras in various corners of Wilmington, Del. He shuffles through a parking garage and a downtown office building. He can't find his car and says someone stole his briefcase. He limps from the picture, holding one shoe, and heads into the cold December night wearing a sport coat. Hours later, his body falls from a garbage truck into a landfill. Authorities determine that the 66-year-old man had been beaten to death. More than three...
  • Widener professor accuses dean of defamation

    04/08/2011 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Gondring · 7 replies
    "Philly.com Breaking News" ^ | Fri, Apr. 8, 2011 | Kristin E. Holmes and Gustavo Solis;INQUIRER STAFF WRITER (sic)
    WILMINGTON, DE - A tenured professor fighting to keep his job at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington has sued the dean for allegedly making defamatory statements in an effort to fire the instructor. Lawrence J. Connell, an associate professor at the school, has accused dean Linda L. Ammons of intentionally making false statements that characterize Connell as a racist and sexist in administrative proceedings to oust the professor. [...] Speaking at a news conference, Connell said, "Ammons has destroyed my reputation because of my conservative, political and legal beliefs." Connell, who is white argues that Ammons, an African...
  • Delaware Woman Climbs Into Her Basketball Hoop To Protest State Ripping It Out(w/video)

    03/28/2011 1:13:13 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 3-28-2011 | Ben Popken
    Delaware Woman Climbs Into Her Basketball Hoop To Protest State Ripping It Out By Ben Popken March 28, 2011 A woman climbed up and sat on top of the basketball hoop in front of her house in a faceoff with a bulldozer sent by the the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to rip it out. The truck already had seven other hoops in the back but this one wasn't going down without a fight, a confrontation caught on video by Delaware Online. DelDOT said the hoops violated Delaware's "Clear Zone" law, which prohibits trees, shrubs, hoops and other objects from...
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill admits owing $287K in taxes on private plane

    03/21/2011 3:24:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-21-11 | Sean J. Miller
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced Monday she was sending a check to St. Louis County to pay thousands of dollars in back property taxes owed on a private plane. The plane that McCaskill co-owns with her husband, wealthy businessman Joseph Shepard, and other investors had become a political issue after a report that she was using her office funds to pay for travel on the aircraft. McCaskill had already reimbursed taxpayers almost $100,000 for those flights, which her office maintained were within Senate ethics rules. She denies profiting from the transaction. On a conference call with reporters Monday, McCaskill announced...
  • 1999: Christine O’Donnell *CONDEMNED* Witchcraft on Bill Maher Program

    03/21/2011 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Moseley · 21 replies
    Bill Maher / Delaware News Center ^ | October 29, 199 | Christine O'Donnell on Bill Maher
    All of the news clips dishonestly edits this Bill Maher program from October 29, 1999, to misrepresent what Christine O’Donnell actually said. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlbZl7vbLE&feature=player_embedded Christine O’Donnell was simultaneously: o REJECTING influences like witchcraft and Satanic influences in Halloween but o Reponding to criticisms that she was speaking from a lack of knowledge, criticism that she was exaggerating. Christine mentioned the dabbling issue to argue that she had KNOWLEDGE that withcraft and satanic influences are bad, and should not be celebrated. She was explaining that it was *BAD* — and that she knew it was bad from personal experience. When challenged on...
  • MSNBC admits: Scientists *ARE* creating mice with completely human brains

    03/21/2011 7:03:46 AM PDT · by Moseley · 72 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    Mice with human brains In January, an informal ethics committee at Stanford University endorsed a proposal to create mice with brains nearly completely made of human brain cells. Stem cell scientist Irving Weissman said his experiment could provide unparalleled insight into how the human brain develops and how degenerative brain diseases like Parkinson’s progress. Particularly worrisome to some scientists are the nightmare scenarios that could arise from the mixing of brain cells: What if a human mind somehow got trapped inside a sheep’s head? The “idea that human neuronal cells might participate in 'higher order' brain functions in a nonhuman...
  • Somebody Missed the 'Nobody Messes With Joe' Memo

    03/21/2011 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    If it weren’t so sad, this story from the Washington Times would be too funny. It seems that money from President Obama’s $862,000,000,000 “stimulus” bill of two years ago has been spent to upgrade the Wilmington, Del., AMTRAK station. Vice President Biden lobbied personally, we read, to get the funding for the station he has famously used ever since he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972. Now, AMTRAK, grateful for his support, has all on its own initiative decided to name the spruced-up station the Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. AMTRAK station. Well, we all wanted to know who...
  • The Gaffe Wars: Obama vs. Biden -- compare to conservatives

    03/20/2011 7:55:41 PM PDT · by Moseley · 13 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | March 20, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    Why do liberal eiltes portray Barack Obama as a genius despite his inability to talk without a teleprompter, but seek to portray intelligent conservatives as not intelligent? CLICK HERE to see how Barack Obama stumbles around in his many gaffes. So why don't these mistakes earn Obama the ridicule of the immature, mocking Left? CLICK HERE to compare Barack Obama with his Vice President JOE BIDEN from Delaware. Which Gaffe machine is the greatest? And why do the liberal news media ignore the embarassing moments of liberals?
  • OOPS, journalists! Christine O'Donnell DID NOT pay her rent with campaign funds

    03/20/2011 2:50:18 PM PDT · by Moseley · 21 replies
    The Delaware News Center ^ | March 20, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    The mystery of Christine O'Donnell's rent and campaign expenses has now been solved -- but not by any quality work by the news media, of course. One of the scams run by the liberal news media and the Left was the claim that Christine O'Donnell used campaign money to pay her rent. Of course there has been no evidence of this and O'Donnell denies it. The accusation is that O'Donnell's U.S. Senate campaign paid "half the rent" on the condominium townhouse that Christine lived in in Wilmington, Delaware. So imagine my surprise, when I visited my friend Christine after the...
  • Budget-busting station will be named for Biden

    03/17/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 14 replies
    As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden - after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget. Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus money for Amtrak, didn’t respond to messages Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    03/16/2011 4:09:39 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 16-March-2011 | Patrick Manning
    A Delaware woman says ACORN as recently as two weeks ago deducted money from her bank account, despite countless efforts to cancel her membership with the now-bankrupt community housing organization. In 2009, Kerry Sheldon signed up for a membership with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -- known more commonly as ACORN -- to get mortgage counseling when she started to worry about losing her home to foreclosure.
  • Biden's Name to Grace New Rail Station

    03/16/2011 4:57:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | March 15, 2011 | CATHERINE BROWN
    Frequent train rider, Vice President Joe Biden will be forever linked with the Wilmington train station. In honor of the long-time Amtrak rider and strong advocate of passenger rail, the newly renovated station will be dedicated as the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station on Saturday. As a U.S. Senator from Delaware for 36 years, Biden regularly traveled by train between Wilmington and Washington, D.C. Wilmington Station underwent a nearly two-year, $37.7-million renovation. Funding for the project included $20 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • Joe Biden can’t get anyone to name a school after him

    03/03/2011 7:04:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/02/11 | Holly Bailey
    Joe Biden can’t get anyone to name a school after himBy Holly Bailey Wed Mar 2, 4:42 pm ET President Obama already has seven schools around the country named after him, so you'd think Vice President Joe Biden wouldn't have a problem getting his name plastered on just one school in his home state of Delaware. But, as ABC News' Karen Travers reports, residents in Delaware's Brandywine School District on Tuesday voted against a bid to name a newly-build elementary school after the Veep, who represented the state for 36 years in the Senate. The move came after an anonymous...
  • Crazy Brawl Of 2 Girls & A Guy Jumping An Elderly Lady In A Hood Of Dover, Delaware

    03/06/2011 9:14:05 PM PST · by MrShoop · 45 replies
    World Star Hip Hop ^ | 03-05-11 | Brklynwify
    This Is Just Wrong: Crazy Brawl Of 2 Girls & A Guy Jumping An Elderly Lady In A Hood Of Dover, Delaware For Trying To Stickup For A Boy & Then The Whole Block Comes Out
  • Mike Castle Illegally Used Campaign Fund for Personal Expenses -- not Christine O'Donnell

    03/06/2011 5:53:31 AM PST · by Moseley · 58 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | March 6, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    Violations of campaign finance laws were committed NOT by Christine O'Donnell, but apparently instead by former Congressman Mike Castle, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware, as revealed in his Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports. Unlike O'Donnell who was clearly a candidate for office in January 2009, Mike Castle did not file a Statement of Candidacy until October 19, 2009. As a result, none of Mike Castle's expenses from January 2009 through October 2009 would qualify as legitimate campaign expenses -- at least if we apply the Delaware Republican Party's own standards from their attacks on Christine O'Donnell. Castle's...
  • Christine O'Donnell Accuser David Keegan Exposed by FREEDOMIST

    03/04/2011 5:24:06 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    The FREEDOMIST ^ | March 3, 2011 | Paul Collier
    Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 | Posted by paulcollier Man throws nephew under bus to attack Christine O’Donnell- The David Keegan Story Is Melanie Sloan encouraging David Keegan to sacrifice his nephew? Christine O’Donnell, David Keegan, Melanie Sloan, Progressives, Delaware News, George Soros, CREW CREW Cronies Seek To Intimidate Conservative Candidates- The Delaware Situation- Collier Brothers- FREEDOMIST David Keegan, former volunteer for Christine O’Donnell who claims to have been her financial consultant, has been making charges lately against Christine O’Donnell that, if true, would call into question the legal standing of his own nephew BrentVasher. David Keegan’s affidavit is the centerpiece...
  • Supreme Court overrules payout of $80,000 to black cinema goers after manager asked them to be quiet

    03/03/2011 11:30:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 3, 2011
    A cinema manager was not being racist when he told a largely black audience to silence their cell phones and be quiet, Delaware's Supreme Court has ruled. The court has overturned a judgment by the state's Human Relations Commission that 23 black cinema goers should each be awarded $1,500 for being told to be quiet by David Stewart. Carmike 14 Theatre, in Dover, was told to make the payouts after 'insulting, humiliating and demeaning' patrons during a showing of the Tyler Perry movie Why Did I Get Married? in October 2007. The movie theatre was sold-out and was showing the...
  • Christine O'Donnell mulls 'Dancing With The Stars' invite

    02/23/2011 7:01:08 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 23, 2011 | Leia Smith
    Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell says she's been invited to be a contestant on TV's "Dancing with the Stars." But the losing Senate candidate from Delaware isn't sure she should accept, saying she has two left feet and a book about politics to complete. The conservative Republican, who lost to a Democrat amid controversy over past statements about youthful dabbling in witchcraft, is soliciting opinions on her Facebook page. O'Donnell says her initial reaction was to say "no" to the show, but others are encouraging her to accept. O'Donnell writes she's flattered, but a 2-year-old nephew has more rhythm than...
  • Tom Ross, Delaware GOP Chair Angers Conservatives at Sussex GOP Meeting re: O'Donnell

    02/17/2011 9:58:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | February 17, 2011 | Blue Hen Conservative
    Delaware Republican State Chairman Tom Ross “imploded” at the Sussex County GOP monthly meeting on February 16, 2011, fueling reports by one Delaware opinion reporter that Ross does not plan to seek re-election at the State’s April 30, 2011, State Republican Convention. “Because it is true!” Ross angrily proclaimed when asked why he said that US Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell “could not be elected dog-catcher in Delaware.” The remark was explosive because the GOP Chair thus dramatically abandoned his earlier attempts to build bridges with the more conservative wing of the Delaware GOP in the State’s Southernmost county, Sussex. Ross’...
  • Philly Fed’s factory index hits seven-year high

    02/17/2011 9:15:16 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 13 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 2.17.11 | Gregg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — An index tracking manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region jumped in February to its highest level since January 2004, a sign that the factory sector is gaining strength, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported Thursday. The Philly Fed business condition index rose to 35.9 in February, up from 19.3 in January — an increase much stronger than expected. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected the index to tick higher, but just to 20.8. See MarketWatch economic calendar.
  • Delaware Republican Chair Tom Ross AGAIN angers Delaware conservatives Feb.16

    02/17/2011 7:26:03 AM PST · by Moseley · 28 replies
    Tom Ross capped off 10 minutes of trying to build bridges with conservatives by blowing himself up and angering conservatives, with these renewed attacks on Christine O'Donnell.
  • Police say Wilmington man acted in self defense in Elkton shooting(DE)

    02/15/2011 4:22:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    newarkpostonline.com ^ | 14 February, 2011 | Carl Hamilton
    Police say a man acted in self-defense on Saturday when he shot and killed a Wilmington resident who barged into an Elkton apartment with an alleged accomplice and tried to rob the occupants. Investigators identified the shooting victim as Daniel Carter, 19, a Wilmington resident. Carter was pronounced dead inside the apartment building in the 100 block of Stockton Street.
  • Christine O'Donnell Establishes 'ChristinePAC,' Plans to 'Bring the Battle' to Her Opponents

    02/08/2011 5:52:26 PM PST · by Moseley · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 8, 2011 | THE NOTE (Gregory Simmons)
    ABC News' Gregory Simmons reports: It looks like former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is positioning herself to play a Palinesque role in the upcoming election cycle.  In a letter to supporters today, O’Donnell announced she is establishing ChristinePAC to “investigate and counter attack leftwing groups” and to help pay for her expenses as she travels around the country speaking. “This is a way that will help me counter attack our opponents and bring the battle to them,” she wrote. O’Donnell, whose name has become synonymous with the Tea Party Movement, says she won’t submit to the Left who attack her because...
  • Abortion Industry Forced to Suspend Centers Employing Gosnell

    01/31/2011 8:14:45 AM PST · by julieee · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 31, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    <p>Dover, DE -- The abortion industry has been forced to suspend to abortion businesses that employed embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been the subject of national controversy over his abortion business in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Gosnell’s facility was the subject of a grand jury report for its horrifying conditions and Gosnell and several staffers have been arrested for killing a woman in a botched abortion and seven counts of murder related to the infanticide deaths of babies Gosnell would purposefully birth and kill with medical scissors.</p>
  • Cause of death released in Wheeler case (Vietnam vet found in Delaware landfill)

    01/28/2011 1:40:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    WPVI Action News ^ | 1-28-2011 | staff report
    Cause of death released in Wheeler case WILMINGTON, Del. - January 28, 2011 (WPVI) -- The cause of death has been released in the case of a former presidential advisor who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. In a news release issued Friday, investigators said that John Wheeler died as a result of blunt force trauma after being assaulted...
  • Cabbie drove Wheeler to Hotel du Pont (w/video & new info)

    01/25/2011 5:40:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    WPVI Channel 6 Action News ^ | 1-25-2011 | David Henry
    Cabbie drove Wheeler to Hotel du Pont David Henry WILMINGTON - January 25, 2011 (WPVI) -- Action News spoke with a cabbie who says he left John Wheeler off on a corner in downtown Wilmington two days before he turned up dead in a landfill. It fills another gap in the mystery surrounding Wheeler's bizarre behavior in the days before he died... He says John Wheeler got into his cab at the Amtrak station around 9:00 the morning of December 29th. It was a cold day and Wheeler was wearing just a sportcoat and an open collared white shirt. He...
  • Judges to weigh mortgage document destruction

    01/24/2011 9:07:05 AM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 1/24/10 | Scot J. Paltrow Scot J. Paltrow
    Federal bankruptcy judges in Delaware are due to hold separate hearings Monday on requests by two defunct subprime mortgage lenders to destroy thousands of boxes of original loan documents. The requests, by trustees liquidating Mortgage Lenders Network USA and American Home Mortgage, come despite intense concerns that paperwork critical to foreclosures and securitized investments may be lost. A series of recent court rulings have increased the importance of original loan documents, holding that they are essential for investors to prove ownership of mortgages and to have the right to foreclose.
  • O'Donnell Forms PAC

    01/18/2011 9:42:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/18/11 | Jessica Taylor
    Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R) has officially filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to organize her own political action committee -- Christine PAC. The Tea Party favorite and Sarah Palin-backed candidate upset former Rep. Mike Castle (R) in Delaware's GOP Senate primary but lost to Democrat Chris Coons by 16 percentage points. Still, that loss hasn't deterred her, and she indicated last month she intended to remain active in politics and that she was moving ahead with her own PAC. In a letter to the FEC dated Jan. 3 and received on Jan. 14, her treasurer, Paul...
  • After two weeks, mystery still surrounds death of Wheeler

    01/17/2011 1:51:22 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 110 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/17/2011 | Kathleen Brady Shea
    An unfitting end to an illustrious career. That's how several West Point classmates viewed the New Year's Eve discovery of a prominent defense expert's body in a Wilmington landfill. Two weeks after Newark, Del., police identified John "Jack" P. Wheeler 3d, 66, of New Castle, as a homicide victim, investigators still have released few particulars about the case, allowing conspiracy theorists of all kinds to draw pictures of their own. Although the case was deemed a homicide, police have declined to list a cause, raising questions about whether Wheeler was drugged, shot, beaten, or stabbed. New information from police sources...
  • New development in mysterious death of John Wheeler (w/VIDEO)

    01/16/2011 2:55:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 89 replies
    WPVI-TV Action News ^ | 1-15-2011 | David Henry
    New development in mysterious death of John Wheeler David Henry reportingJanuary 15, 2011NEW CASTLE, Del. - January 14, 2011 (WPVI) -- New details continue to emerge about the mysterious death of a former White House advisor from Delaware.... ...Wheeler sent an e-mail to friends and neighbors just before Christmas.In it, he vents his growing anger over the new house, that it blocks his view of the river and Battery Park. In the e-mail Wheeler wrote, "The core of Battery Park is dying, because as can now be seen, the huge mansion will dominate the site....In the very large picture, over...
  • Delaware city councilman calls for lift of state's ban on concealed carry in public buildings

    01/16/2011 4:16:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 14 January, 2011 | Chad D. Baus
    In the wake of a shooting at Florida school board meeting, and the mass shooting in Arizona that accompanied as assassination attempt against U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Delware, Ohio city councilman is says it's time that the statewide ban on concealed carry in public buildings be lifted. From the article: Delaware City Council members this week discussed security measures for Delaware's public officials. Council met Monday, Jan. 10, and began its meeting with Councilwoman Lisa Keller's invocation, which included a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the shooting, as well as for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,...
  • Kovach (R) easily wins New Castle County Council President's race (Chris Coons old seat)

    01/13/2011 6:53:28 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 3 replies
    WDEL 1150AM ^ | 1/13/11
    Republican Tom Kovach has defeated Democrat Tim Sheldon in the race to become County Council's next President. Kovach, an attorney and former state Representative, easily outdistanced Sheldon, a Council member and union pension fund manager. Kovach tallied 58 percent of the vote to Sheldon's 42 percent. Democrats have a big edge in voter registration, but low turnout may have negated that advantage.
  • CREW uses Christine O’Donnell complaint as fundraiser- how lies, slander, and libel

    01/13/2011 3:08:53 PM PST · by Moseley · 2 replies
    FREEDOMIST ^ | January 13, 2011 | Collier Brothers
    Melanie Sloane’s political slashing machine, CREW (the so-called “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington” group the lawyer heads up) has been using the Federal system to fund her illicit organization, trumping up charges against those who oppose the progressive agenda one of her key financiers, George Soros, pushes. THE FREEDOMIST has acquired an email from Melanie Sloan to her CREW members, directly connecting the trumped up complaint her political assassination machine issued against Christine O’Donnell (using Melanie Sloan’s father and a low-level fundraising advisor who claimed to be a key financial advisor to the campaign) to getting her members...
  • Ex-GOP Aide Sought to Borrow Train Fare at Law Firm Hours Before Body Found at Landfill (Wheeler)

    01/11/2011 2:11:12 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 1-11-2011 | Martha Neil
    Criminal Justice Ex-GOP Aide Sought to Borrow Train Fare at Law Firm Hours Before His Body Was Found at LandfillJanuary 11, 2011 11:54 AM CST By Martha Neil A disoriented former aide to multiple Republican presidential administrations seen wandering around Wilmington, Del., in the days before his body was discovered at a landfill late last month made a stop at a local law firm, seeking to borrow train fare north. However, when a receptionist at Connolly Bove Lodge and Hutz went to find someone to speak with John Wheeler III, he disappeared, reports the Wilmington News Journal. The law firm...
  • O’Donnell and the $9.99 Lunch Special — Liberals Can’t Get Anything Right

    01/09/2011 9:14:02 PM PST · by Moseley · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | January 10, 2011 | Jon Moseley
    One of the more amusing examples of Left wing's hysteria over Christine O'Donnell is her January 28, 2009, meeting with a potential donor at Lone Star Steakhouse at 307 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware, where the bill totalled $22.16. For some reason, this one trivial expense has tongues flapping. For liberal elitist expense accounts from New York City and Inside-the-Beltway, $22.16 is not enough for two people to eat. Therefore -- they wildly speculate without foundation -- O'Donnell had to be eating alone, not meeting with a potential donor as a "fund-raising expense." (Of course, not everyone present at a...
  • Ongoing FR Analysis: Jack Wheeler Murder

    01/09/2011 8:55:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 1,839 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 9, 2011 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) -- Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week. Athel Scott told CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti that police told him they found the cab driver's number in the phone of Wheeler, the former Pentagon official who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. He said investigators wanted to know how his number got there. Scott... says he told the police he didn't have any idea. "I never got a call from the man. I don't know him... He's never been in my cab....
  • VIDEO: SEE INSIDE Christine O'Donnell's townhouse -- rent paid by campaign

    01/09/2011 8:13:45 PM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | September 20, 2010 | Christine O'Donnell campaign interview
    See for yourself in this video: CNN videotaped the inside of the now-famous Christine O'Donnell townhouse used as O'Donnell's campaign headquarters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfzbGVJ2tCE
  • John Wheeler Murder Gets More Baffling

    01/08/2011 8:56:21 AM PST · by La Lydia · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 8, 2011 | Jan Crawford
    His body tumbled from a garbage truck into a landfill, reports CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford. John Wheeler, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and former White House and Pentagon aide, was found dead on New Year's Eve, buried in the trash. Police say Wheeler's body was picked up from a dumpster in Newark, Delaware. But there's much they don't know about a crime that seems to get more baffling with every new clue. In the days before his death, Wheeler seemed to come unhinged. On Dec. 29th, he showed up at this pharmacy in New...
  • John P. Wheeler: Eliminating the red herrings

    01/07/2011 10:43:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1-7-2010 | Radell Smith
    <p>Pentagon and defense operations must zero in on a problem and bypass the red herrings when seeking solutions; Law enforcement has to do the same thing in a murder investigation like that of John P, Wheeler III. Red herrings in the John Wheeler case include too much of a focus on his alleged erratic behavior and more.</p>
  • Private eye questions if death was murder

    01/07/2011 7:09:54 AM PST · by Gondring · 76 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Fri, Jan. 7, 2011 | WILL BUNCH
    APROMINENT Philadelphia crime sleuth is speculating that the region's high-profile murder mystery - the shocking discovery of ex-Pentagon official John "Jack" Wheeler III in a Wilmington landfill - might not be a murder at all. William Fleisher, an ex-cop who co-founded Philadelphia's murder-solving Vidocq Society, said that the discovery of eyewitnesses and surveillance video of a disoriented Wheeler before he died suggests that the 66-year-old man had suffered a head or brain injury. And that apparent disorientation, Fleisher speculated, could have caused Wheeler to voluntarily crawl into a trash Dumpster - either seeking shelter, as happens sometimes among the homeless,...
  • Source: Wheeler's phone found in home across the street

    01/06/2011 3:26:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    WPVI-TV Philadelphia ^ | 1-6-2010 | staff report
    Source: Wheeler's phone found in home across the street January 6, 2011 WILMINGTON, Del. - January 6, 2011 (WPVI) -- There is no indication that police are close to making an arrest in the murder of National Defense Consultant John Wheeler, whose body was found in a Wilmington landfill last week. But it does seem that they're learning more information day by day. Action News has learned that the police now have Wheeler's cell phone. A source tells us they found it in the house under construction across the street from Wheeler's home in New Castle. Police have been looking...