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Allan Loudell
Monarchs starting to show up in Delaware in greater numbers

After the Monarch population implosion last year - an apparent consequence of U.S. agricultural practices; reduction of milkweed habitat; and the contraction of overwintering sites in Mexico - it was an open question whether many of us would see ANY Monarchs here in Delmarva this year...
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Delaware Theater Spotlight
Christmas in July: The Brandywiners present Annie

I've only recently begun introducing my 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter to live theatre (mostly because I wasn't sure I could keep them quiet and still through an entire show)...
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Allan Loudell
Will Walgreens face U.S. consumer backlash if it becomes a 'Corporate Deserter'?

Chicago-area based Walgreens - which gobbled up Delaware-based Happy Harry's in the earlier part of the millennium - could decide soon if it's prepared to endure the outcry from re-locating its official corporate headquarters to lower-tax Switzerland...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So which stories / topics / issues grab your attention this weekend? As WDEL's Tom Lehman reported earlier this week, the biggest political guessing game in Wilmington at the moment remains: Will City Council muster enough voters to overturn Mayor Dennis Williams' veto of the measure trimming the Wilmington Fire Department's budget? Delaware Supreme Court justices unanimously upheld the death sentence for James Cooke Jr...
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Allan Loudell
Texas' Flight to the Far Right

Just back from a week-and-a-half vacation (a flight to the Dutch/Caribbean island of St. Maarten/St. Martin; a road trip to southwestern Ontario, Canada: Lakes Erie and Huron)...
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WDEL Sports
Phillies reverting back to usual form

It is interesting how quickly the Phillies reverted to their historic norm....last place. It was just a few years ago the Phillies were in a run of playoff appearances that started with players like Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels either just reaching their prime or in it...
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Delaware Theater Spotlight
Hamlet at Delaware Shakespeare Festival

This is a guest review from our friends at the Delaware Arts Info blog, written by Charles "Ebbie" Alfree. You can find their website at http://www.deartsinfo...
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Allan Loudell
Open Friday / Weekend & Beyond - Mid-July Forum

So which stories / topics / issues have captured your attention? The University of Delaware's termination of the controversial Data Centers project raises many questions: Will the TDC slap U...
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Allan Loudell
University of Delaware pulls plug on Data Centers Project on STAR campus

Just in this Thursday A.M.: The University of Delaware has decided to terminate its lease with The Data Centers, ending the TDC's plan to construct a data center (i...
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Allan Loudell
Hillary Clinton still having trouble dealing with a core issue for Dems

Hillary "the Inevitable" Clinton still seems to exhibit tone deafness on a defining issue for Democrats -- the exponentially widening gap between the super-rich and most everyone else...
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Allan Loudell
Disputed Afghan Presidential election means that country could blow up too!

With Iraq and Syria in flames, and now the latest hot war between Israel and Hamas, it seemed Afghanistan, at least, had calmed down, at least in relative terms...
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Allan Loudell
POLITICO: Increasing numbers of evangelicals embracing gay marriage

These trends have been noted before: Even among evangelicals - especially younger evangelicals - an increasing acceptance of, even embrace, of same-sex marriage...
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Allan Loudell
Wilmington & Chicago: A tale of two cities with escalating 4th of July weekend shootings

The Williams Administration in Wilmington seemed to be making some headway with its strategy against street crime, but things have taken an ugly turn. As reported here, a stray bullet took the life of an innocent woman coming out of the Adams Market at West 7th & North Adams Streets Sunday night...
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Allan Loudell
Looking at Americans - with their guns - as exotic creatures

Ever read about what passes for normal in some other country, and you shake your head in disbelief that your fellow human beings could be that way? Islamist fundamentalism certainly invites such a reaction, as when we read or hear about the gang rape of a young women for her supposed indiscretions...
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Allan Loudell
4th of July Open Friday / Weekend Forum

So, which stories / topics / issues grab your attention on this Independence Day weekend? Delaware Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt concedes DelDOT bungled the response to citizens' reports about the leaning pillars beneath the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington...
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Allan Loudell
Military trumps Facebook in mining moods

If Facebook's clandestine mining of users' moods earns your scorn and derision, how about when the U.S. military does it? And it's been doing it much longer, according to this account in Defense One...
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Allan Loudell
Could Civil Rights Act clear today's Congress?

With the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, it's interesting to contemplate: Could something like that massive body of legislation ever clear today's Congress, particularly in a Presidential election year? Sure, most people profess color-blindness today and few people are overt racists...
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Allan Loudell
Delaware lawmakers approve casino bail-out in final minutes. Misguided?

In the final minutes of the legislative session, Delaware lawmakers approved the $10 million casino bailout, even though casino operators gave them absolutely no guarantee that they wouldn't lay off workers in an effort to stay profitable...
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Allan Loudell
Cigarette smokers: Don't throw your cigarettes out the window while driving!

You may have heard on WDEL, or read here at wdel.com the story of the Elsmere man who tossed a lit cigarette out his window near the westbound Kirkwood Highway exit...
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Allan Loudell
U.S. Supreme Court delivers 5--4 decisions for Hobby Lobby; and against mandated union dues for in-home care

U.S. Supreme Court justices might have found themselves able to deliver unanimous decisions last week (i.e., warrants needed for cellphones), but today, the Justices reverted to their usual 5-4 ideological split...
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