Sen. Carper on How to Handle Ebola

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Senator Tom Carper is the most popular elected official in Delaware, according to a new poll. It is easy to see why, when he came into the MeTV2 studios to be interviewed, he charmed everyone with his humor and self-deprecation. There is none of the arrogance or self-importance you sense from other politicians. When The Delaware Way producer Joan Dellett asked if Carper was on a tight time schedule, he sanswered, “No, on my schedule today are mostly naps.”

But don’t let his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington demeanor fool you, Tom Carper is the most powerful politician in the Philadelphia area and chair of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee. He oversees the government’s handling of many of headline issues, including the current crisis with Isis and Ebola.

“We should be very concerned about what is happening to the folks in West Africa,” is what the senator said when I asked him how concerned we should be about Ebola in America.

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Ex-Worker Sues, Says He Awoke Post-Colonoscopy With Pink Panties On

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A man in Delaware is suing a surgical center, alleging someone put pink panties on him after he had a colonoscopy.

Andrew Walls, 32, sued the Delaware Surgical Center October 10th for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Walls was an employee at the center at the time.

In 2012, Walls says he was placed under anesthesia for a colonoscopy. When he woke up, he saw he was wearing a pair of women’s pink panties. “When the plaintiff initially presented for his colonoscopy he had not been wearing pink women’s underwear and at no time did the plaintiff voluntarily, knowingly or intentionally place the pink women’s underwear upon himself,” the lawsuit reads.

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Delaware’s Annual Punkin Chunkin Canceled This Year

Punkin Chunkin, the annual Delaware event where teams compete to see how far they can launch pumpkins, has been canceled for 2014.

The event — which began in 1986 — was forced to move after losing its venue after last year. It was supposed to be held in Dover, the state capital, this year. Punkin Chunkin had bounced around at various farms in Sussex County over its nearly 30-year history. It was held in Bridgeville last year.

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Jewish Group Calls Joe Biden Comment Offensive

The Anti-Defamation League is criticizing Vice President Joe Biden for using the word “Shylocks” in a speech in Delaware. The portrayal of the character Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is considered antisemitic by many, and so using the word to mean a shady lawyer is generally best avoided.

Biden used “Shylocks” in a speech given at a celebration for the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, which provides civil legal assistance to those who can’t afford it. Per Politico, Biden spoke about his son Beau’s experience while in Iraq.

“People would come up to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being — I mean, these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas,” Biden said.

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Delaware Governor Tweets Out Photo of Estonian Model

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent out this inexplicable, hilarious image attached to a tweet this morning. I have no idea how Markell attached the image to this banal tweet. His previous deleted tweets don’t have much of interest, certainly not anything as interesting as this.

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Wilmington Mansion With Its Own Waterpark

This is one of those family backyards that are always occupied. Always. Take a look at what basically amounts to a water park in the gallery and you’ll see what I mean. But even without that popular area, the Delaware manse might seduce buyers anyway.

Traditional hardwoods are featured strongly throughout the home, save for the front-to-back foyer, which boasts checkered marble flooring instead. The living room leads into a coffered-ceiling sunroom and an office with cherry millwork. Mansion-style amenities include a fireplace in the master bath; a computer nook; a billiards room; and a stocked bar. From the kitchen (custom cabinetry, granite countertops, double Sub Zero fridge and Miele dishwasher) there’s access to two rooms: 1) a family room with vaulted ceiling, built-ins, and wood burning stove; and 2) a breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and view of the water park — well, they don’t call it that, but they do say it’s “resort-like”. There’s a waterfall, slide, winter hot tub, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, travertine patio and custom pergola, among other resort touches.

Gallery below.

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Del. Peeping Tom Sketch Looks Like Drake, Many Others

mugshot Police in New Castle County, Delaware, are looking into reports of a peeping Tom. Cops say a neighbor saw a man walking in a woman’s backyard in Eastburn Acres (near Stanton).

The witness says he was in his early 20s and about 6-foot-4. She had seen him looking into the woman’s windows before. Last night, they released a sketch.

In order to bring more attention to the police sketch of this man, and get an easy post on an August Thursday afternoon, I decided to ask my followers who it looks like. It’s amazing the breadth of the answers I received! My favorite answer was: Drake! He’s on tour, so it’s not him, but I see the resemblance. It’s amazing how many different people — who don’t really look alike — this sketch looks like!

Check out a bunch of guesses as to who this guy looks like:

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Hundreds of Chickens Were Loose on a Delaware Road

Were you driving in southern Delaware earlier this week? If so, you might have experienced some delays from a bunch of chickens that spilled out onto the road.

The chicken spill happened around 4 a.m. Thursday morning near the split between Route 13 and 113.

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