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THURSDAY, november 11, 2010 vol. 15 No. 29 50 cents News GIFT GUIDE - Need ideas for the special people on your Christmas shopping list? Look inside for our special Gift Guide magazine. FASHION - Online auction added to Del Tech Fashion Show fundraiser. Page 2 HEROES - Tina Washington works to help members of armed forces. Page 8 VETERAN - Michael Kardash served as a messenger to General MacArthur. Page 30 DEER SEASON - Driver safety and other advice for deer season. Page 35 ELECTION - How did Sussex Countians compare to those in the rest of the state in their votes for the statewide candidates? Page 36 LETTERS - Look on pages 57 and 58 for some insightful letters from our readers. FINAL WORD - We can’t stop the spin, but we can at least offer a balanced approach to our coverage. Page 59 Departing Sen. Ted Kaufman, in the white raincoat, and Congressman Mike Castle, on the far right, walk in the Return Day parade. Photo by Lynn R. Parks Stars - A Woodbridge soccer player and a Sussex Tech cross country runner are this week’s Stars. Page 39 Return Day tradition State tournament - The Sussex Tech field hockey team was home Tuesday in the first round. Page 43 By Lynn R. Parks Sports Top in class - Seaford senior Molly Cain excels on the sports fields and in the classroom. Page 37 Index Bulletin Board Business Church Classifieds Final Word Gas Lines Gourmet Health Letters Lynn Parks 13 6 17 48-55 59 59 45 21 57, 58 33 Movies Obituaries Police Puzzles School News Sports Tides 7 19 10 34 25-29 37-44 40 Rainy ceremony caps stormy 2010 election cycle Teressa Smith didn’t mind that it was raining. She and her friend, Joe Willene, both of whom live in Georgetown, sat on a bench on The Circle in Georgetown last Thursday and waited for the annual Return Day parade to get under way. “I love the bands, and it’s always exciting to see the politicians,” she said. “And this year, I’m getting my roast ox sandwich,” a Return Day tradition. “Last time, the wait was so long that I gave up. This year, I’m sticking it out. And I don’t care whether it rains or not. It’s only water.” Elwood Baker of Laurel was of a similar mind. He and his wife, Barbara, set their chairs up on The Circle and covered them with an umbrella before heading off in search of something to eat. “In 20 years, I haven’t missed a single Return Day,” he said. “I live in Sussex County. I don’t let the rain stop me.” Despite the dedication of Return Day fans, the crowd at the traditional celebration of unity following political squabbling was down this year, perhaps because of the weather, on and off showers that, when on, were drenching, or perhaps because of the security that was a hold-over from 2008, when then Sen. and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden attended. While there were no metal detectors or rooftop sharpshooters as there had been when Biden was there, much of Georgetown was closed to traffic, meaning that people had to rely on shuttle buses to get to The Circle. In addition, the parade route was Continued to page 46 If You WANT New Construction, You NEED Lee Johnson! RAMEY REAL ESTATE 1507 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Office 302-628-7653 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE LEE JOHNSON REALTOR/ ASSOC. BROkER CELL: 302 245-2145

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