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Essay: Women, Men & Work

Aug 10, 2018
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Do men and woman socialize differently when it comes to working with each other? Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponder this question as he observed his spouse one day.

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There’s a new leader in the White Marlin Open.

On the fourth day of the 45th annual tournament Greg Giron with the Underdog came in with a white marlin weighing 83-pounds.

That surpasses Bill Haugland’s 75-pounder on Tuesday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that this is the first time Giron has been in Ocean City or participated in the tournament.

If his lead holds the prize is worth an estimated $2.6 million.

There were no other changes in the leader board yesterday.

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There were more than 12-hundred homeless elementary and middle school students who took the educational assessment tests in Delaware.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that there were up to 150 homeless students who took the SAT's.

There were an estimated 1.3 million homeless children and youth who attended public schools in the 2014-2015 school term.

That’s the most recent figure available.

The News Journal reports that studies found students who are homeless face serious academic and social problems.

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Over 50 small dogs found their way into the hands of the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare from a breeder in Georgetown.

WBOC reports that state authorities were notified by the Brandywine Valley SPCA of a complaint about the welfare of the animals.

Walter Fenstermacher, director of the local SPCA, told the television station that many of the dogs were in bad shape.

Of the 161 dogs at the facility the owner gave up 58 voluntarily.

Four have been returned to their owner.

The SPCA says it expects all of the dogs to recover -- some even for adoption.

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WEST OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Officials say a bone recovered from a deteriorating barrel in the sand off a Maryland beach was from an animal.

The Worcester County Sheriff tweeted Thursday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined it was an animal bone that was recovered from the barrel, not human remains.

On Tuesday, a couple wading in the water off Homer Gudelsky Park in West Ocean City stumbled across what they thought was a suitcase, but was later found to be a wooden barrel. Divers later recovered the contents of the barrel, including a burned bone.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republican lawmakers have a two-week deadline to declare whether they plan to comply with a court order to redraw the state's legislative map.

A federal court issued an order Wednesday giving House Republican members until Aug. 24 to say what their plans are.

The court has previously ordered lawmakers to come up with a new map by October after ruling that lawmakers illegally packed black voters into certain districts to make surrounding districts whiter and more Republican.

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Senate may award a Congressional Gold Medal to the women portrayed in the 2016 film "Hidden Figures."

The Daily Press reported Wednesday that the award would go to Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, and posthumously to Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan.

The women crunched numbers at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton during the early days of the U.S. space program.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Ben Jealous, who is running for governor of Maryland, has apologized for using an expletive when responding to a reporter's question.

Jealous used the word Wednesday after he was asked whether he identified with the word "socialist." His opponent, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, has used the word "socialist" to describe Jealous.

When asked at a news conference whether he identified with the word, the Democrat asked, "Are you (expletive) kidding me?"

The exchange was recorded on camera.

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It was the third day of the White Marlin Open.

And the big news was all about tuna.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Chuck Matatall of New York brought in a 73.5 pound tuna putting him in first place.

If he maintains that lead that will mean a $470-thousand prize.

Meanwhile, Jimmy “Jet Lag” Jones of Slaughter Beach pulled in a 59 pound white marlin but failed to meet the 70 pound requirement.

There were 129 boats that went out yesterday the least number since the beginning of the 45th annual tournament.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Jerome Segal, who lost his Maryland U.S. Senate primary bid, has filed signatures with the state elections board to form a new political party.

Segal announced he submitted 19,500 signatures this week to establish a new Bread and Roses party, which he describes as a new socialist party.

The elections board has 20 days to verify the signatures. Segal would need to have 10,000 verified signatures to form the new party.

Segal would not be able to run in this year's U.S. Senate race as a new party nominee, because he ran in the Democratic primary.