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June 30, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware has become the second state in the region to make its debut in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. A long line formed Friday when its first dispensary, First State Compassion Center, opened in a former tile market in a bustling Wilmington industrial park. CannaCare Docs, a company that employs physicians to certify eligible patients, fielded questions from curious passers-by a few doors away. New Jersey led the way in the area when it legalized medical marijuana in 2010.
SPORTS
December 18, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vinny Papale had a broken collarbone. He was experiencing another kind of discomfort, too. "When I got hurt, I was afraid I wasn't going to hear from anybody," Papale, a senior at Bishop Eustace Prep, said of his chances of earning a football scholarship. Despite missing a large chunk of the second half of the season, Papale earned a scholarship offer from Delaware. Papale, the son of former Eagles walk-on Vince Papale, committed to the Blue Hens last weekend. He will sign his letter of intent Feb. 4 as part of national signing day. "I loved it down there," Papale said of Delaware.
SPORTS
January 18, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When: Saturday at 4 p.m. Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. Radio: www.gragons.com Records: Delaware (3-13, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association); Drexel (3-13, 1-4). Coaches: Delaware, Monte Ross (9th season, 118-154), Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 231-186). Last meeting: Drexel won, 69-65, on Feb. 23, 2014 at home. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.4 ppg., 5.9 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.2 ppg., 2.9 rpg.), Rashann London (8.0 ppg., 2.4 rpg.)
NEWS
November 18, 2011
Delaware at Villanova When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., PPL Park. TV/Radio: Comcast Network/ESPN-AM (950) Records: Delaware, 6-4 overall, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association; Villanova, 2-8, 1-6. Coaches: Delaware, K.C. Keeler (10th season, 80-46); Villanova, Andy Talley (27th season, 190-115-1). Series: The Wildcats lead, 23-20-1. Last season, Villanova needed overtime to win, 28-21. Delaware hasn't defeated the Wildcats since 2005.
SPORTS
January 29, 2009 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Roman Catholic's Kasseim Everett orally committed to Delaware for football in August. A few months later, wishing to keep his options open, he decommitted from the Blue Hens. Now, after strongly giving consideration to Temple, Everett, a quick-footed two-way back, has committed again to Delaware. "Temple and Delaware were similar in many ways," Everett said, "but I think Delaware's interest was a little bit stronger. " The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Everett, an Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection as a defensive back last season, also had scholarship offers from Maine and Stony Brook.
SPORTS
December 2, 1991 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Dave Nelson, a backfield mate of 1940 Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, was a 1942 graduate of the University of Michigan who loved his alma mater so much that, upon becoming head football coach and athletic director at the University of Delaware in 1951, he adopted Michigan's distinctive maize-and- blue helmet and uniform. But the Delaware football program was to take on its own identity, shaped largely by Nelson, who compiled an 84-42-2 record in 15 seasons as coach and served as athletic director from 1951 through 1984.
NEWS
August 27, 2009
Given all the social problems associated with gambling, it was a welcome and right decision by a federal appeals court in Philadelphia to block Delaware's attempt to expand legalized betting on sports. Despite the setback, the First State is wrong to continue with a plan to skirt the law by allowing bets on multiple games. Delaware lawmakers, like those in Pennsylvania and other states, are addicted to gambling as a way to solve budget woes. The gaming arms race remains a bad policy on several fronts.
NEWS
October 11, 1995 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Greg Miller of Rancocas Valley has made an oral commitment to play basketball at the University of Delaware. Miller, a 6-foot-4 swingman, said he committed to the Blue Hens after making a campus visit over the weekend. He plans to sign Nov. 8, the first day of the NCAA early signing period. Miller said he chose Delaware over Boston University and Drexel. He had made unofficial visits to both of those schools. Last season, Miller averaged 10 points a game for Rancocas Valley, which won the South Jersey Group 3 title.
SPORTS
April 16, 1992 | By Pete Schnatz, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Several hundred shivering spectators turned out for last night's championship game of the inaugural Liberty Bell Classic college baseball tournament at Veterans Stadium. But while the fans in the stands huddled under blankets and sipped hot chocolate, the red-hot University of Delaware team put on a clinic of exceptional pitching, hitting and fielding. The Blue Hens (22-7) sparkled from start to finish, taking the title with a convincing 6-2 victory over Villanova. Four Delaware players made the all-tournament team - led by Brian Lesher, who batted .583, drove in six runs in three games and was voted the Classic's most valuable player.
SPORTS
February 17, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Scott Rodgers made both ends of a one-and-one free throw with 19 seconds remaining to nail down a 62-60 Drexel win over Delaware yesterday at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Dragons (11-16, 4-11 Colonial Athletic Association) did not take the lead for good until Randy Oveneke hit a jumper with one minute to play in the game. Brian Johnson sank two free throws for Delaware (11-14, 8-7) with 10.1 seconds remaining, and the Blue Hens got one last chance when Rodgers missed the front end of a one-and-one with 8.7 seconds left.
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SPORTS
July 17, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
TWO GRADE I stakes are run in the Delaware Valley each year, at least until the graded stakes committee wises up and makes the Pennsylvania Derby a Grade I. The Cotillion for 3-year-old fillies will be run Sept. 19 at Parx Racing. The venerable Delaware Handicap will be run for the 78th time tomorrow at Delaware Park. The $750,000 race for fillies and mares is at the classic American distance, a mile and a quarter. Through the years, the race has been won by many special horses, including Susan's Girl and Our Mims back in the day and, more recently, Royal Delta and Blind Luck.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A charitable foundation that earlier this month pledged $1 million to put 50 students from low-income families through Rowan University has made a similar, and bigger, pledge in Delaware. The Give Something Back Foundation, which is dedicated to helping financially disadvantaged students go to college, has donated $3 million to put 150 low-income Delaware residents through the University of Delaware, foundation officials said Monday. "This is going to be very impactful for the most needy students in Delaware, and it's very exciting for us," said Chris Lucier, vice president for enrollment management at the university.
SPORTS
July 1, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
KELLEN KEMP still remembers the first time he saw Jarin Giesler arrive on campus in 2006 at Delaware State University in Dover. Kemp watched as a raised Ford F-150 with 6 inches of lift added and 40-inch rims drove up. "The first thing everyone is thinking is, 'Who is this?' " Kemp said. "Out of that hops a 5-7, 200-pound long snapper. Everyone is looking around, going, 'What is going on here?' " "It kind of stuck out like a sore thumb," Giesler recalls. Add to the equation that Delaware State is a historically black university, and Giesler's arrival to the football team as a short white kid from Cortez, Colo., was certainly out of the ordinary.
NEWS
June 30, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware has become the second state in the region to make its debut in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. A long line formed Friday when its first dispensary, First State Compassion Center, opened in a former tile market in a bustling Wilmington industrial park. CannaCare Docs, a company that employs physicians to certify eligible patients, fielded questions from curious passers-by a few doors away. New Jersey led the way in the area when it legalized medical marijuana in 2010.
NEWS
June 27, 2015 | By Chris Mondics and Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writers
In its second ruling in three years upholding President Obama's health-care law, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday turned back challengers' claims that the law barred health insurance subsidies to millions in 34 states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The 6-3 opinion, written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., upheld a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act and allows the administration's five-year-old initiative to get health coverage to more Americans. The decision lifted a cloud that threatened to end coverage for millions of Americans, disrupt state insurance markets, and pressure politicians whose constituents receive the subsidies to find a way to save them.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Within minutes of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Wolf announced plans to drop the state-based insurance exchange that Pennsylvania had pursued to prevent more than 300,000 residents from losing subsidies. "I took steps to protect Pennsylvania's consumers by putting in place a contingency in the event the Supreme Court ruled people are not eligible for subsidies, but I am pleased to say that we will no longer need to rely on this plan," Wolf said in a statement. Pennsylvania and Delaware were the only states to win conditional approval last week to set up exchanges to protect their citizens from a potential ruling against subsidies in the 34 states that rely on the federal health insurance marketplace.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2015 | By Daniel Webster, For The Inquirer
Violinist Barbara Govatos once imagined her hometown as fertile ground in which to plant a chamber music festival. Her instincts were good. The Delaware Chamber Music Festival returned for its 30th season Friday with its founder leading the festival quartet at the Music School of Delaware in a program that skirted the usual to revive works featuring string bass. The festival has evolved in more than a generation, offering young musicians and established performers in repertoire that revived classics but included new works and genuine surprises.
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Nobody bends and tugs on the blues like guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Sonny Landreth. His rangy, soaring tones, mangy, percussive clink, and penchant for wringing crisply original musical and lyrical vibes from the aged three-chord form are without equal. Ask John Hiatt and Patty Griffin, with whom he's recorded. Or Eric Clapton, with whom Landreth once gigged, winning this compliment: "Landreth is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet. " Adulation aside, you have to get up close to Landreth to appreciate what he does, especially in a trio setting such as the game he ran at Wilmington's World Cafe Live at the Queen on Thursday.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Delaware has given the green light to operations by UberX, the ride-sharing company that allows riders to electronically hail rides with drivers in private cars, the state transportation department said Thursday. An agreement between the department and Uber sets requirements for Uber and drivers, including background-check requirements, minimum insurance coverage, and bans on picking up riders at airports and train stations. Gov. Jack Markell hailed the agreement as a sign of "Delaware's continued commitment to embracing the innovations of our new economy.
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