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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.