Acting City Manager Carol Houck

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DELMARVA, Md. (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources says a manatee has been found dead in Maryland.

The Salisbury Daily Times the animal was first seen on Oct. 27 on Assateague Island. High tides brought it back out to sea but it washed up again and was rediscovered on Oct. 29.

It isn't uncommon to see manatees in the state during the summer, but the animals normally head back south during cooler temperatures.

It’s a no from the Salisbury City Council to giving up land to Wicomico County that would have expanded athletic facilities at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex on Naylor Mill Road.

Last night there was a two hour public hearing on the 35 acre parcel.

But there was no motion to approve the deal effectively ending the transfer.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that among the concerns was the impact on the area’s largest source of underground water the Paleo Channel.

A city well is also located on the site.

An incident in Denton of an apparently rabid fox has officials in Caroline County on alert.

On October 14th Mark Harding was leaving a friend’s home when a fox ran out in front of his car, bit him and then went inside the home where it also bit two dogs and scratched or bit the owner of the home Dona Fountain.

Amanda Cook from the Humane Society in Caroline County emphasized to WBOC that the disease is fatal if not treated.

Rabies has been a recurring problem for Maryland.

The latest study found Maryland had 384 cases of rabies.


            Thirty-four non-union managers in the City of Newark have racked up 40 weeks of comp time.

            In 2010 they totaled 39 weeks.

            These jobs include duties ranging from committee meetings that are held in the evening to recreation and special events that fall on weekends. 

            Acting City Manager Carol Houck who accrued 139 hours told the Wilmington News Journal that she practically lived at work during the reservoir project a few years ago.