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"UMES 30" is a weekly half-hour radio program hosted by Dr. Joshua K. Wright, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The features a wide variety of topics, with guests from UMES, the local community, and people from around the country.

"UMES 30" can be heard each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WESM 91.3 FM (streams live on wesm913.org).  

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OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man who came to Ocean City with three other co-workers to do construction work. Police believe Eduardo Masoller, 52, drove to Ocean City from Virginia Monday afternoon and has not been seen since Monday night.

Eastern Shore – School closings for Monday, 1/24 Caroline County closed
Dorchester County schools closed.
Kent County (MD) schools 90 min late start.
Somerset County closed.
Talbot County 90 min late w/ no pre-k .
Wicomico County schools closed.
Worcester County schools closed. Staff should report.
Laurel schools closed.
Seaford schools closed.
Sussex Tech closed.

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) has announced that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) basketball double-header against Coppin State University, that was postponed on Saturday, January 22, 2005 due to wintry conditions, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

The women's game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Salisbury, MD – Economists on the Lower Shore are generally upbeat about business on the Lower Shore for the coming year. Panelists offered their opinions yesterday at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce gathering. Organizer Memo Diriker predicts the local economy will be brighter than the national picture later this year. And he says one sign of strength is the continued growth of the Route 13 shopping corridor North of Salisbury.

Eastern Shore – Caroline County, 90 minutes late start
Delmar schools closed
Dorchester County schools closed, 12 month staff should report.
Kent County, 2 hour late start with no morning kindergarten.
Indian River school district, 2 hour late start with no morning kindergarten
Queen Anne's, 90 minutes late
Somerset County closed
Talbot County closed
Wicomico County closed
Worcester County closed

Annapolis, MD – Today's the day officials from Maryland's public schools make their annual pilgrimage to Annapolis to ask for money for school construction and renovations. They'll make their case to the Board of Public Works at a meeting that has come to be called the "beg-a-thon." So far, the state has received requests totaling more than 590 million dollars.

Eastern Shore – Dorchester County 90 min. late start, half day pre-k cancelled
Caroline County schools 90 min. late
Queen Anne's County 90 min. late with modified kindergarten
Talbot County 90 min. late start
Cape Henlopen two hour late start, no a.m. kindergarten
Indian River schools two hrs late, no a.m. kindergarten
Laurel schools two hours late
Milford schools one hour late
Woodbridge schools two hours late

Princess Anne, MD – A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. The following schools will be opening late this morning:
Delmar schools, one hour late start
Somerset County, one hour late start
Wicomico County, one hour late start
Worcester County, one hour late start
Indian River District, one hour late Cape Henlopen, one hour late start Laurel schools, one hour late Seaford, one hour late Woodbridge, one hour late start

Dover, DE – A Delaware state panel has toned down its proposal to boost the salaries of Governor Minner and other state officials. Members of the Delaware Compensation Commission agreed yesterday to limit proposed raises to no more than 20 percent of official's current pay. That limitation is already spelled out in state law. The move followed public outcry about the commission's initial recommendations of huge raises for Minner, Lieutenant Governor John Carney and others. Carney's salary is now expected to increase about 13 percent, from $64,900 to about $73,000.

Annapolis, MD – Despite pleas from doctors and hospitals, Governor Ehrlich says he'll veto the medical malpractice insurance reform bill. The Republican governor says the reforms contained within the bill are next to nothing. Ehrlich pointed to a study conducted for the administration that hasn't been made public. He says for most doctors, the bill would only reduce premiums by two-point-five percent the first year. But he couldn't say how much the savings would be in future years.

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Here’s the Nov. 9 edition of The Key, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s campus newsletter.

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