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Archive for “Delaware” news
If this were the '90s, longtime ABC reporter Sam Donaldson could have simply pulled a 'don't you know who I am?" Past his prime ever since President Bush called him a "has-been" in 2006, the graybeard was arrested on December 1st for driving under the influence. Nothing this exciting has happened in Lewes, Delaware since they moved the annual Pumpkin Chunking competition out of town. [NBC 10]
Prior to this year's homecoming game, the University of Delaware blocked two students from printing 2,000 t-shirts bearing the slogan "U Can Suck Our D." (Just to give you a sense for what these guys are all about, they had also ordered matching beer cozies and neon sunglasses.) So the budding entrepreneurs are suing. "This is a civil rights case," declared their attorney, in a statement likely to move no one. But perhaps the real tragedy is that another student group was selling a slightly different set of "U Can Suck Our D" t-shirts at the same game, and wasn't
On Thursday, 19 people were honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. Among the 19 honorees was Philly's 19-year-old William Wilkinson, who drowned in the Delaware River in 2011 while trying to rescue a friend that had fallen into the water. After the two were separated by currents, two other men jumped in the water to help them to safety. Wilkinson couldn't stay afloat. His body was recovered from the river the next day. One of the other men that jumped into the water was also honored with the award. [Wall Street Journal]
Three employees from the Hands of Our Future day care center in Dover, Delaware have been arrested for allegedly encouraging the three-year-olds at the facility to fight each other. A video taken on someone's cell phone supposedly led to the arrests. The three employees have been charged with multiple crimes related to the incident. Police say that none of the toddlers were seriously injured in the melees. [Newsworks]
Wilt Chamberlain of Overbrook High School in Philadelphia was the best basketball player in the world. We were fortunate he played much of his professional career in his hometown. NBA aficionados will tell you that the 1966-'67 Philadelphian 76ers were the best in the history of the league. It was Wilt’s gift to the city he loved.
We here at the Philly Post love a good conspiracy theory. After all, Philadelphia is home to one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all time: the Philadelphia Experiment, in which a U.S. Navy destroyer was said to have been rendered invisible. But our new favorite is the one circulating this morning. WikiLeaks has released emails from shadow-CIA firm Stratfor in which that company's Vice President for Intelligence (an awesome title, we must say) suggests that the Al Qaeda leader's body was not buried at sea, as the United States government has claimed all along, but flown to Dover, Delaware
At this point in the campaign season, we’ve all heard the term “Citizens United” at least a bajillion or so times. “Citizens United led to superPACs … ” this and “Thanks to Citizens United … ” that. Such a pleasant little name for a truly insidious concept—that corporations have the same rights to free speech as you and me, even if said speech is expressed in millions of dollars of political advertising.
A weather report indicates that the Philadelphia area should expect somewhere between zero and four inches of snow over night. The city should see about an inch while Allentown and the Lehigh Valley are looking at the other end of the small spectrum. Also, you'll probably want to hustle out to pick up the essentials because you're probably out of batteries. [NBC Philadelphia]
The governor of Delaware has spared the life of convicted murderer Robert Gattis. Gattis was convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1990 and was sentenced to die by lethal injection on Friday. Instead, Gattis will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole. [NBC Philadelphia]