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VOL. 14 NO. 50 THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010 50 cents News POLITICS - State Rep. Biff Lee (R-Laurel) has filed for re-election. Page 3 HOUSING - Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is looking to partner with families in Laurel. Page 3 CRIME - Summertime brings heat and increased criminal activities. Page 4 HEROES - Childhood tales sparked Kendal Jones’ desire to preserve Laurel’s history. Page 8 GOSPEL MUSIC - Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival announces gospel entertainers. Page 11 POLITICS - State Representative Danny Short to run for re-election. Page 21 POLICE - Police are searching for three men for home invasion and sexual assault. Page 34 SERVICES - Funeral services Friday for soldier who was ‘swept away’ during mission. Page 45 Sports LITTLE LEaGUE - Coverage of the Little League all-star and Pat Knight tournaments begin on page 24. Coaches are asked to send game results to the Star at or 302-6299243 (f). CaMP BaRNES - The annual Camp Barnes race took place at the Delaware International Speedway last weekend. See results on page 29. TUESday GaMES - The Laurel Major League all-star softball team was slated to face Lewes in the District III championship on Tuesday. Page 31 Contact us Subscriptions INSIDE Bulletin Board 14 ChurCh 18 C lassifieds 39-45 Laurel Star News f inal W ord 47 Gas lines 17 Laurel Star Sports Gourmet 38 health 32 letters 46 Advertising lynn Parks 13 mike Barton 21 Business Report movies 7 oBituaries 19 Business Journal oPen houses 10 PeoPle 12 PoliCe 34 Puzzles 31 snaPshots 22 soCials 21 sPorts 24-31 tides 27 tony Windsor 23 POP WaRNER HELPS RaISE MONEy - Representatives of Laurel Pop Warner recently worked during the Laurel July Fourth community event to raise money to support the town’s fireworks campaign. The group solicited from the people in attendance during the evening of the event and were able to raise more than $600. Pictured here, Jamie Smith, Laurel Operations manager, accepts the Laurel Pop Warner contribution from Jeff Gordy (right), Laurel Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee football coach; Marie Gordy (left), Laurel Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Cheerleader coach; and Courtney Gordy, student demonstrator for Junior Pee Wee Cheerleaders. Photo by Tony Windsor Laurel took leap of faith and it paid off with annual celebration By Tony E. Windsor The sluggish economy has created a financial situation warranting cutback in areas of operating budgets in communities throughout the country. Such is the case for the Town of Laurel. But, Laurel’s Mayor made a decision back in March that regardless of the economic picture there would be a Laurel Independence Day celebration. In late December, 2009, the Laurel Mayor and Council received the news that the Laurel Chamber of Commerce would no longer be able to coordinate the annual event. After 15 years the Chamber felt a need to place more of a focus on its relationship with area business. The work to put on the annual 4th of July event was very time consuming. WHAT’S HAPPENING.... Turn to our Bulletin Board every Thursday to see what’s happening this weekend. Though this would put the town in the position of starting extremely late in planning for an event, it was decided that the event should continue. Mayor John Shwed immediately began calling on members of the community to step up and share in the coordination and operation of the 2010 event. The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Continued on page 5 Subscribe Today! The Laurel Star 302.629.9788

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