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SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
BALTIMORE - It's a good thing that Delaware men's basketball coach Monte' Ross coach decided to check his voice mail. Ross received a call Monday morning from a number he did not recognize. Then he played the voice mail and it was a person calling on behalf of Vice President Biden, who wanted to wish him good luck. Ross called back and was connected with Biden. "We talked for a few minutes and it was great," Ross said about an hour before Monday's Colonial Athletic Association championship against William and Mary at the Baltimore Arena.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Delaware River Basin Commission has named a longtime water company official with connections on both sides of the river as its next executive director. Steven J. Tambini, 54, a civil and environmental engineer who lives in Medford, will take over the position on Aug. 1, the commission announced Monday. He will make $120,000 a year. He replaces Carol R. Collier, who is retiring after 15 years with the commission. Tambini has worked in water supply engineering and water resource planning and management for three decades.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
BALTIMORE - Walking off the court at Baltimore Arena, Delaware Blue Hens basketball coach Monte' Ross looked up in the stands and pumped his fist, three times, four times . . .. seven, eight, nine times. Yes, he was pumped. "We're 40 minutes away," Ross said when asked about those pumps. This is the best team he's ever been in charge of, now 24-9 after beating Northeastern, 87-74. Ross knows as well as anyone what it means for a school to get to March Madness. He was there right next to Phil Martelli a decade ago when the St. Joseph's Hawks got within a jump shot of the Final Four.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
With more than half of the Delaware River navigation channel now at or deeper than 45 feet, the dredging project that began in March 2010 is on target for completion in 2017. President Obama has proposed $35 million for the deepening of the Delaware in his 2015 fiscal year budget. About $20 million in federal money this year will be spent to deepen, from 40 to 45 feet, a stretch between the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges and the southernmost 15 miles in the lower Delaware Bay. The lower channel contains sand, which will be used to build dunes and storm-damage protection at Broadkill Beach, said Ed Voigt, public affairs chief for the Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Builder Brian DiSabatino , fourth-generation boss of Wilmington's EDiS Co. , says he expects to start work this year on the first of seven "mixed-use villages," replacing 2,000 acres of corn and soybean fields, at what he and his partners call the Town of Whitehall, 12 minutes south of I-95 in Delaware. There have been other big plans for this ground. It was shopped as a nuclear power plant site, and for an Intel computer-chip factory. But "New Urbanist" communities, with curbside stores, offices, and charter schools, are what the ground's owner, the $125 million-asset Welfare Foundation , decided will pay best, pending final approvals from the county council.
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, Del. - When Delaware scored the first 10 points of the game on Sunday and had the Bob Carpenter Center rocking, it looked as if it would be a long day for Drexel. The Dragons regrouped in impressive fashion and might have sent a message that they could be a dangerous team in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association tournament. With Tavon Allen scoring 19 of his career-high 25 points in the second half, Drexel earned a 69-65 upset win over the Blue Hens, who could have clinched at least a tie for the CAA regular-season title with a win. Chris Fouch added 19 points, and Frantz Massenat scored 11 for the Dragons, who are 15-12 overall and 7-7 in the CAA with two games remaining.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By Diane Fiske, For The Inquirer
If you ask Peter Shaw why he rebuilt his Bucks County house 100 feet from the Delaware River after it was destroyed by major floods - three times - be prepared to listen to him talk for a very long time. But the bottom line is: Living next to the river is worth it. And after awhile, it becomes clear that Peter, a financial investor, is confident that the latest version of his Tinicum Township house, designed on stilts by an architect and a structural engineer, is now pretty indestructible.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you build it, we will come. That is not exactly what USA Curling said to IceWorks Skating Complex before deciding to hold its national championships there a second time. But, there was one requirement that the arena in Aston, Delaware County, lacked: It did not have a bar. Do not let that fool you. This is a serious competition. Twenty teams will vie for the men's and women's titles at IceWorks during the eight-day USA Curling National Championships beginning March 1. The field of nearly 100 athletes includes 15 Olympians and four bronze medalists from the 2006 Games.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A body was found Saturday in the Delaware River behind the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Camden fire crews responded about 4 p.m. after an aquarium employee discovered the body. The body was identified Monday as that of David Opoku, 27. Coast Guard officials said Opoku was wearing a blue jumpsuit. State police officials said he was often around the Camden area and in Trenton. The state police major-crimes unit is investigating. mboren@phillynews.com 856-779-3829 @borenmc
NEWS
February 10, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
A PHILADELPHIA Common Pleas judge yesterday punted to the Chancery Court of Delaware the question of how to dissolve the company that owns the Inquirer , Daily News and Philly.com. Judge Patricia McInerney, after considering legal arguments on paper for weeks and in person on Monday, declined a request from two company owners, Lewis Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, to appoint a trustee to oversee an auction of the media outlets. That's a victory for the company's three other owners, led by George Norcross III, who wanted the case heard in Delaware.
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