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Local McDonald’s® Owner/Operator Michael Meoli to Award Scholarships Totaling $6,000 to Community College Students

REHOBOTH BEACH, De. (April 14, 2021) — Local McDonald’s® Owner/Operator Michael Meoli and The Meoli Companies announced today they are awarding $6,000 in scholarships to non-traditional community college students pursuing a secondary education at Delaware Technical Community College (Terry and Owens Campuses) and Chesapeake Community College for summer and fall 2021 students respectfully. Scholarships will be awarded in $500 increments to four students at each campus.  The Meoli Companies believes […]

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Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen will push for the world's poorest countries to quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines for their medical workers with an international concert fundraiser hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez. "VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World" – which hopes to raise $22.1 billion by calling on corporations and philanthropists to fund international vaccination efforts – will air May 8 on ABC, CBS, […]

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Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called "Eazy Sleazy." In a statement Tuesday, Jagger said it was a song he wrote about coming out of lockdown, and he hopes it adds "some much needed optimism." The duo recorded the song in different studio locations. The lyrics mention "prison walls," "virtual premieres," numbers that are "grim" and Zoom calls. Jagger […]

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Entertainment

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help. They'll be joined at the April 25 broadcast by the likes of Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix, Rita Moreno, Laura Dern, Zendaya, Marlee Matlin and last year's best director winner Bong Joon Ho, the show's producers said Monday. After delaying two […]

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Maryland session ends after focus on pandemic aid, policing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has adjourned its 90-day session that focused largely on COVID-19 recovery, expansive police reforms and longstanding economic and health disparities worsened by the pandemic. With top-priority legislation on economic relief and police reform already passed earlier in the session, lawmakers approved a measure to implement sports betting. Maryland voters approved sports betting in November with 67% support. Sports wagering could begin as […]

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A glance at bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have concluded their annual 90-day session. Gov. Larry Hogan and lawmakers were quick to enact more than $1 billion in pandemic relief early in the session. The Democrat-controlled General Assembly also overrode the Republican governor's vetoes on three bills containing key parts of sweeping police reform legislation. Lawmakers also passed measures to expand voting options. Maryland voters will have the option to have mail-in […]

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Broadband nonprofit’s ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday indicted William Patrick Mitchell on charges of wire fraud, bribery and embezzling federal funds. The Baltimore Sun reports that Mitchell was fired […]

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Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have overridden Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes of three extensive police reform measures. The Democratic-controlled Maryland General Assembly overrode the Republican governor's vetoes on Saturday. The measures include the repeal of job protections in the police disciplinary process that critics say impede accountability. They include a new statewide use-of-force policy. The state also will expand public access to records in disciplinary cases and limit the […]

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Entertainment

Mancini given standing ovation in home return from cancer

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore first baseman Trey Mancini was given a standing ovation when introduced before the Orioles home opener and again before his first home at-bat following treatment for colon cancer . The 29-year-old was diagnosed during spring training last year and missed the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Boston players applauded during the ovation and Mancini tipped his batting helmet in appreciation. He grounded into a forceout, beating the relay […]

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