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NEWS HEADLINES FIVE MORE ANNEXATIONS - Town of Laurel considers bringing five new properties into town. All are along U.S. 13. Page 4 SPRUCING UP DOWNTOWN - Old theater in Delmar is getting a facelift, and the town is hoping to get money to renovate its main street. Page 8 FILLING TOWN MANAGER SHOES With no town manager, town administrator called on to monitor coming election. Page 12 COUNCILMAN ADDRESSES OPPOSITION GROUP - George Cole talks about developments in western Sussex. Page 14 DOGS VERSUS JAYS - The Laurel varsity boys’ basketball team hosts Seaford in a local showdown last Saturday. Page 39 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel boys’ basketball player and a Sussex Tech girls’ basketball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 43 RAVEN WIN - The Sussex Tech boys’ basketball team earns a narrow win over Woodbridge last week in Bridgeville. Page 44

School board election planned The Laurel School District will hold a school board election May 8. One five-year seat, currently held by William Otwell, will be filled. The deadline to file as a candidate is March 2.

INSIDE THE STAR © Business . . . . . . . . .6 Bulletin Board . . . .36 Church . . . . . . . . .20 Classifieds . . . . . .30 Education . . . . . . .10 Entertainment . . . .29 Gourmet . . . . . . . .15 Growing Up . . . . . .18 Health . . . . . . . . . .16 Letters . . . . . . . . . .28 Lynn Parks . . . . . .19 Mike Barton . . . . . .49 Movies . . . . . . . . . . .7

Obituaries . . . . . . .22 Opinion . . . . . . . . .50 Pat Murphy . . . . . .25 People . . . . . . . . . .24 Police . . . . . . . . . . .9 Snapshots . . . . . . .48 Socials . . . . . . . . .49 Sports . . . . . . . . . .39 Tides . . . . . . . . . . .51 Todd Crofford . . . .21 Tommy Young . . . .42 Tony Windsor . . . .19 Weather . . . . . . . . .47

NEW YORK TRIP - Emily Lietzan (left), Katelin Tull and Sarah Littleton spoke recently to members of Charity Lodge #27, Laurel, about their trip to the United Nations in New York City in July 2006. The girls are seniors at Laurel High School and the trip was sponsored by the lodge and its auxiliary, Martha Rebekah #21. Standing with the girls is Noble Grand Arnold Hearn. Photo by Pat Murphy

As change comes to Sussex, are voters paying attention? Lynn R. Parks In the most recent election for councilman from Sussex County’s fifth district, 10,865 people voted. That number is not even half of the 22,644 registered voters of that district, which includes Laurel and Delmar. In that election, incumbent Vance Phillips defeated challenger Harvey Hyland. A win by Hyland probably would not have made any difference in the county’s approval last week of Blackwater Creek, a 1,200-home development three miles west of Delmar. That vote was 4 to 1, with Councilman George Cole casting the lone no vote.

But Hyland, described in an October 2006 article in the Delaware Coast Press as someone who “could hardly disagree more” with Phillips, would have brought a different perspective to the council. And because more than half of the registered voters in the Fifth Councilmanic District did not vote, no one knows if his or Phillips’ perspective better represents the feelings of the majority of the district’s residents. The 2006 fifth district councilmanic election, with about 48 percent of eligible voters voting, is not representative of town elections in western Sussex County. Sadly, that is not because its voter turnout was lower than typical turnouts in towns, but

because it was higher. In town elections, where citizens choose council representatives whose decisions could have more immediate impact on their lives, voter turnout is extremely low. In Blades, for example, where at the time of the 2000 census there were 677 residents 18 and older, and therefore presumably eligible to vote, only 80 people are registered to do so. And in Greenwood, only 45 people voted in a Jan. 20 election to fill two seats on the town council. That was of 93 people in town who are registered to vote. According to the 2000 census, Greenwood had 571 people in town Continued on page 2

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who were 18 or older. In both Greenwood and Blades, the town councils are in the midst of decisions about their towns’ growth, and how best to manage it. Michael O’Gara, town manager in Greenwood, said that everyone in town got plenty of notice about the election, as well as plenty of opportunity to register to vote. Notices about the elections were included in the Greenwood Gazette, the town’s quarterly newsletter, and in utility bills. Town hall remained open one evening and one Saturday to allow citizens to register to vote. Citizens could also register to vote during regular business hours. “Needless to say, there was lots of opportunity for people to register,” O’Gara said. Even so, less than 10 percent of Greenwood citizens went to the polls. “There is a bumper sticker that I love, that says, ‘Democracy is not a spectator sport,’ ” said Carol Jones, past president of the Sussex County chapter of the League of Women’s Voters. “Democracy works when people vote.” Jones said that it is important for people to realize that one vote can make a difference, in small, local elections as well as even on a grand scale. “It is incredible how, in the course of history, one vote has made a difference in the future of this country,” she said. “It sounds trite, but it is true that every vote counts.” For example, according to the website, a Virginia senator, Leslie Byrne, was elected in 1999 by just 37 votes, less than one vote per precinct. John Kennedy won the presidency over Richard Nixon in 1960 by less than one vote per precinct. And one vote per precinct gave women the right to vote in California in 1911. Jones, who is the chairwoman of her chapter’s voter services committee, said that people do not vote because they “do not feel connected to the process.” Education is the remedy for that, she said. “We need to give young people better lessons in civics,” she said, “to give them an early understanding of what it means to vote. They need to have an understanding of their place in society.” “People who vote believe that their vote counts,” said Letitia Diswood, copresident of the Delaware league of Women Voters. “They believe that it is their civic duty. And they are connected to the community.” Like Jones, Diswood emphasized the importance of voting in local elections.

“Those politicians are people who will be making decisions that affect our everyday lives,” she said. “We have to educate people about how important that is.” Voter turnout low in all towns

Blades and Greenwood are not alone in low voter turnout. Throughout western Sussex County, town elections come and go with only a minority of the citizens participating. According to the 2000 census, the population of people 18 and older in Bridgeville is 1,024. A little more than a third of that number, 393, are registered to vote. In the recent vote that approved an annexation of about 700 acres that could triple the town’s population, 223 people cast ballots. And only 163 people voted in the last town election, in March 2006. In Seaford, there were 6,699 people counted in the 2000 census, 4,981 of whom were 18 and older. Less than a quarter of that number, 1,155, are registered to vote in the city. In the last election, in March 2006, 366 people cast ballots. Laurel had 311 people vote in its last town election, in March 2005, of 375 registered voters. That election put into office the mayor and council members who recently approved the annexation of property to accommodate the Discovery Project, which is planned to have 1,400 homes, two large sports stadiums and 250 stores. In 2000, the town had 2,450 people 18 and older. Delmar, Del., had 1,033 people 18 and older at the time of the 2000 census. Its most recent election, set for October 2006, was cancelled when only one person filed to run for the open seat. In October 2004, 106 voted. Delmar, Md., had 1,274 people 18 and older at the time of the 2000 census. In its last election, in November 2005, 85 people voted. Influence of citizens’ groups

Brenda Stover is a member of HAPPEN, a group of Hearn’s Pond residents that successfully fought annexation into Seaford of about 600 acres near the pond. She is hopeful that, as people become more connected to what’s going on in the community, they will become more vocal and more willing to participate in local elections. She said members of HAPPEN, who passed out flyers in opposition to the annexation, were surprised by the willingness of town residents to listen to what they had to say. “Local government has to be more

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open-minded, to try more avenues to bring people into discussions,” she said. “Everybody is really interested in their own town, but they may not know how to express it. Towns have to provide ways for people to participate.” Stover, like Jones, sees value in education, and not just in schools. “It is a matter of educating the public, so they know what’s possible,” she said. A key ingredient to that, she added, is the local newspaper. “People have to know what can happen, and what other people have done in their communities,” she said. W. D. Whaley is a member of SCOLDM, an organization similar to HAPPEN that is fighting annexation into Laurel of the Discovery Project land. Whaley said that he was disappointed in the few Laurel citizens who attended a meeting last week about the project. Of 43 people at the meeting, only six were residents of the town. The others were residents of the area around the proposed annexation. “There’s a lot of apathy out there,” he said. “We had put flyers throughout the town of Laurel, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest out there. I don’t know what other issues people would be interested in, if they aren’t interested in this. This would be as drastic a change as the town has ever gone through.” Whaley said that he hopes that people become informed about this annexation and other issues before the town election set for March. “What else would get them out to vote if this doesn’t?” he asked. Voting record by town

Greenwood 2000 Population – 837 Those 18 and over – 571 2005 Population – 883 Registered to vote – 93 Voted in last election – Jan. 20, 45 Voter percentage - 7.9% Bridgeville 2000 Population – 1,436 Those 18 and over – 1,024 2005 Population – 1,578 Registered to vote – 393 Voted in last election – Annexation (January 2007), 223; March 2006 election, 163 Voter percentage - 21.7% and 15.9% Seaford 2000 Population – 6,699 Those 18 and over – 4,981 2005 Population – 6,997 Registered to vote – 1,155 Voted in last election – March 2006 – 366 Voter percentage - 7.3% Laurel 2000 Population – 3,668 Those 18 and over – 2,450 2005 Population – 3,822 Registered to vote – 375 Voted in last election – March 2005 – 311 Voter percentage - 12.7% Blades 2000 Population – 956 Those 18 and over – 677 2005 Population – 999 Registered to vote – 80 Voted in last election – Annexation, January, 78; municipal, March 2006, 45 Voter percentage - 11.5% and 6.6% Delmar, Del. 2000 Population – 1,407 Those 18 and over – 1,033 2005 Population – 1,483 Registered to vote – 312 Voted in last election – October 2004, 106 Voter percentage - 10.3% Delmar, Md. 2000 Population – 1,859 Those 18 and over – 1,274 2005 Population – 2,290 Registered to vote – 1,043 Voted in last election – November 2005, 85 Voter percentage - 6.7%



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Laurel looking at annexations of five properties All five are on U.S. 13 and are ‘lynch pins’ for development, report says By Tony E. Windsor The Laurel Annexation Committee has given its nod of approval for five area parcels to be annexed into the town. In doing so, the committee called all of the properties “lynch pins” for the continued development of the US 13 corridor in Laurel. During a recent meeting of the Laurel Town Council, councilman and chairman of the annexation committee Chris Calio gave a report naming the properties and the committee’s recommendations. The following properties were addressed by the committee: • Bargain Bill’s, which is contiguous to the town boundaries. The committee agreed that if annexed, the property would generate $10,067.61 a year in real estate property tax. The committee said the property has room for additional development, which would increase the town’s real estate property tax beyond the present estimates. The town would also receive building permit fees for any additional development. Calio said the property owner has expressed interest in paying for his share of infrastructure costs, which he said the committee recommends. • The Tastee Freeze, on U.S. 13 south, also contiguous to the town’s corporate

boundaries. Calio said if the property is annexed into the town it would generate about $787 a year in real estate property tax. Based on its need for two equivalent development units (EDUs) for municipal utilities, the property would generate about $4,800 in impact and connections fees. • Royal Farms, at the intersection of US 13 and U.S. 9. The committee said if annexed into the town limits, the property would generate about $1,902 a year in real estate property taxes. However, if the property is redeveloped as has been proposed for a convenience store, it would generate a much higher real estate amount. The town would also receive building permit fees as development occurred. Calio said if 10 EDUs are needed in the redevelopment, that would generate about $24,000 in impact and connection fees based on the town’s current fee structure. Property owned by Debbie Brittingham, located along US 13 south. Calio said if annexed into the town, the property as it exists currently would generate $53.48 a year in real estate property taxes. However, Calio said there is a proposal to build an office building on the property and this would generate a higher volume of property taxes. He said if

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the property is developed with two five properties being considered for anEDUs, the town would see about $4,800 nexation and the properties are in the in impact and connection fees. Laurel Volunteer Fire Department’s fire • Property owned by Doug Whaley, service district. U.S. 13 north. Calio said that the committee also If annexed into the town, the property took into consideration Sussex County would generate about $86 a year in real Planning and Zoning Commission’s estate property taxstatement that it has es. However, if deno problem with veloped, the properthe annexation beThe annexation requests will now ty taxes would be cause all of the much higher. In adproperties are in the be the subject of a public heardition to real estate town’s short-term property taxes, the growth area, as deing, which could come as early town would also refined in the town’s ceive building peras the Feb. 20 town council meet- Comprehensive mit fees and $2,400 Land Use Plan. per EDU in impact The annexation ing. From there a resolution will and connection fees. requests will now Calio said that be the subject of a be drafted and a first reading all of the properties public hearing, are contiguous to which could come could be voted on at that time. A the Laurel corporate as early as the Feb. limits and are con20 town council second and final reading of the sidered “lynch pins” meeting. From for the continued there a resolution annexations will not come until development of the will be drafted and U.S. 13 corridor and a first reading 30 days have passed from the the expansion of could be voted on municipal water and at that time. A sectime of the public hearing. sewer to the east ond and final readside of U.S. 13. ing of the ordinance The Laurel Police Department is alwill not come until 30 days have passed ready the first responder to all of the from the time of the public hearing.

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Owners Chris and Karin Walter plan to restore the exterior lights as part of their renovations of the old Delmar theater. Photo by Mike McClure

Old theater being converted into apartments and stores By Mike McClure The Delmar Downtown Revitalization Committee and the town of Delmar are awaiting word on the status of a funding request for a planned streetscape project downtown. In the meantime, building owners in the area are beginning renovations and construction projects in anticipation of the project. “We’re kind of the milestone of getting it going,” said Delmar Downtown Revitalization Committee President Chris Walter, who owns the old theater building with his wife, Karin. Walter and his full service contracting business, CMSI, is in the process of converting the building into apartments and commercial space. Warehouse style apartments will be located in the top two floors with a commercial area on the first floor. Walter has owned the building for the past seven or eight years and is now moving forward with the project in light of the work by the revitalization committee and the town. According to Walter, the structure was built in 1906 as a theater. The Ellis family lived in a second floor apartment in the building while operating the theater. The town bought the building in 1950 with the idea of using it for an office building. It eventually became a grocery store and was the site of Duke’s Jewelry before that company went out of business in 1988 and the building was boarded up. Walter said he bought the building at a cost of $3,500 and is doing $800,000 in renovations. The balcony and stage were present when Walter purchased the building but he has since gutted it and filled in the basement. The building will feature eight selfcontained apartments with cable and high speed internet wiring, and high energy heat pumps (located on the roof). The

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Speaker will trace history of African-Americans Students, staff and faculty will welcome Baba Kamau Ngom to the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, next week. Ngom will take part in a program to celebrate Black History Month 2007. Entitled “African/African-American Historical Journey,” the event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the campus theater, located in the Arts & Sciences building on the Georgetown campus. The program will be free and open to the public. The founder and chairman of the Delaware Kwanzaa Committee, Ngom has been active in the Mid-Atlantic region as an educator, performer, mentor and motivational speaker since the mid-1960s. He has traveled to Africa and to the Caribbean and is a collector and player of a variety of instruments. He also directs and performs with the African-American, cultural ensemble “Griots Wa Umoja,” which he founded. His visit to Georgetown is a collaborative effort between Delaware Tech and the


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Georgetown location. “”It’s nice that our work in preparing a healthy menu for the students and staff at Delaware Tech has not gone unnoticed.” The eatery was nominated for the award by the Sussex County YMCA, which maintains an office at the Owens Campus. “Lighthouse Cove is unique in that it has a salad bar and it always has a homemade soup along with fresh fruit and other healthy items available,” said YMCA Resource Center program director Nicole Conte. “I was really impressed with what they had to offer. I nominated them for this award because I believe they promote a healthy message by offering healthy meal choices.” The Sussex County Child Health Promotion Coalition operates in partnership with Nemours Health & Prevention Services, a Newark-based nonprofit children’s health organization. A partnership was formed between Nemours and the Owens Campus Child Development Center (CDC) last summer. The CDC is one of four early care and education centers in Delaware to be chosen as test sites for the 5-2-1-Almost None! healthy living initiative.

Education briefs Delmar man on dean’s list Matthew Martin of Delmar, who is majoring in archaeology and culture of the Ancient Near East and religion at Lycoming College was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2006-07 academic year. Students make the dean’s list if they complete at least four letter-graded courses and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.50 for the semester. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming College is a liberal arts and sciences college dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,500 students.

Conference scholarships The Families, Individuals and Communities Conference, for-

merly called the Families in Crisis Conference, thanks to a grant from Sussex County Council, will again be offering a limited number of scholarships to the conference. This year’s conference, with the theme of “It’s All About Me — Helping You Helps Others,” will be held on Friday, May 4, at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. To apply for a scholarship, submit one or two written paragraphs stating how attendance at this conference will benefit you. Letters of applications should be sent to: Families, Individuals and Communities Conference, c/o Lori Westcott, DTCC, P.O. Box 610, Georgetown, DE 19947 For details, contact Westcott at (302) 855-5988.

Lighthouse Cove kitchen manager Carmen Becerril, left, and banquet and office manager Paula Pepper flank Roady, the mascot of Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Lighthouse Cove was recently honored with the Prompting Healthy Lifestyles award from the Sussex County Child Health Promotion Coalition.

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Town administrator to fill role of manager during election By Tony E. Windsor The town of Laurel is gearing up for municipal elections on Thursday, March 22. The elections will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thus far, three incumbents have filed to run for three of the four seats that will be open. Mayor John Shwed has filed to keep his spot as mayor, a two-year term. Council President Terry Wright has filed to maintain her four-year seat as representative of Ward 4 and Councilman Chris Calio is running to keep the four-year seat he holds as an at-large candidate. Councilman Randy Lee, who holds a four-year Ward 1

position, has not yet declared whether he will seek re-election. During a recent meeting of the Laurel Town Council, Shwed announced members of the board of elections who will preside over the elections. The board is made up of Laurel citizens, Geraldine Horsey, inspector; Kathy Wooten and John Culver, judges; and Jamie Smith and Janet Lee, clerks. Alan Schweitzer will serve as an alternate. The council approved the appointment of assistant town administrator, Jamie Smith, to perform the duties of town manager during the municipal election process. The town has not had a manager since Glenn Steckman left to take a similar posi-

tion in Rhode Island more than a year ago. The town charter requires that the town manager deliver all candidate filing forms to the board of election “before the close of business on the fifth calendar day following the third Thursday in February.” The board of election is then charged with reviewing the forms and making sure that the candidates are qualified to run. In the event that a candidate is not qualified to run, the board of election has to notify that candidate in writing, explaining why he or she is not eligible. If the candidate is qualified, the inspector signs the candidate filing form and returns it to the town manager.

The deadline for filing to be a candidate in the election is Thursday, Feb. 15. Voter registration deadline is a week later, Thursday, Feb. 22.

Start of meeting to be delayed The Laurel Town Council meeting set for Tuesday, Feb. 20, will have a delayed start. The meeting will start at 8:30 p.m. in order to allow council members to attend the Laurel Civic Club’s annual policeman of the year dinner. The meeting set for Feb. 5 will start at the regular time, 7 p.m., at Laurel Town Hall.

Laurel woman receives scholarship from Rotary Club By Lynn R. Parks Tammy Witzke has seen first-hand the problems faced by teenage girls who are living in western Sussex County and who are suffering from eating disorders. A family friend with an eating disorder had to leave the area to get the treatment that she required. “There is not really anything around here, and she had to travel so far to get the help she needed,” Witzke said. “If she had been able to stay here, she would have been able to remain near her support system, instead of leaving whatever support system she had.” That experience inspired Witzke, 39, to

return to school, to obtain the degrees that she needs to become a counselor. She started her studies at Del Tech last fall and has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Witzke is the recipient of this year’s scholarship awarded by the Brandywine Rotary Club. The scholarship will pay for two years at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. “This scholarship will enable me to continue my education,” said Witzke. “Without it, there is no way that I would be able to continue, with a child already in college and one going soon.” Witzke and her husband, Scott, have a daughter Lauren, 18, a student at Salisbury University, and a son, Brooks, 16, a student

CITY OF SEAFORD Municipal Election – March 5, 2007 Voter Registration Deadline – February 16, 2007 Candidate Filing Deadline – February 16, 2007 The City of Seaford Municipal Election will be held on Monday, March 5, 2007 in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 414 High Street, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. E.S.T. and 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. One (1) Council Member will be elected for a (3) year term. No person shall be eligible as a candidate for the Office of Council of the City of Seaford unless he or she files, in writing, with the City Manager. The City Manager will provide an official filing form. Such notification shall be filed with the City Manager by 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., February 16, 2007. Any candidate who withdraws his/her name must do so in writing. Any candidate who withdraws his/her name after 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., February 16, 2007 will still appear on the official ballot for election. Anyone eighteen (18) years of age or older who is a bona fide resident to be eligible to vote, must be registered at the Seaford City Hall by 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., February 16, 2007. A nonresident property owner to be eligible to vote must be owner of record for a period of six (6) months immediately preceding the date of the Annual Municipal Election (September 1, 2006) and shall have one vote provided he or she is registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” maintained at the City Hall. The City of Seaford has independent registration procedures for the Annual Municipal Election. To vote, you must meet the eligibility require ments and be registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” maintained at City Hall. A person shall be required to register only one time. You are urged to check your registration if you did not vote in the last municipal election. To accommodate voter registration, the City Office will have extended business hours on January 23rd and February 13th, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Voter Registration can also be done at City Hall during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. City of Seaford Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager

at Faith Baptist School, Salisbury, Md. A native of Hebron, Md., Witzke graduated from the Christian Academy, Salisbury, in 1985 and went to work for the Bank of Maryland. She stayed there, working as a teller and in the bookkeeping department, until 1990, when she left work to stay home with her children. Witzke said that it has not been easy going back into the classroom. “I have had to work very hard, trying to catch up with the kids in my class and learning things that they just learned in high school,” she said. This semester, she is taking algebra and several times has had to turn to her children for help, she said. On the other hand, her experiences in

raising two children have helped her with her class work. “I have life experiences that I can apply to my studies,” she said. “They also help in classroom discussions. I have a different perspective that I can offer.” Witzke said that, following graduation from the two-year program at Del Tech, she plans to work for a counseling center. She also hopes to go to Wilmington College, to obtain a bachelor’s degree in counseling. “I knew that I wanted to return to the workforce and really felt drawn to go into this type of work,” she said. “I have friends who are counselors and I can see the benefit of what they do. They have changed people’s lives with their healing.”

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Cole: Discovery is ‘dreadful,’ Blackwater Creek a ‘tragedy’ By Lynn R. Parks At a recent meeting of SCOLDM, the grassroots group formed to fight the multi-faceted Discovery Project in Laurel, county Councilman George Cole had harsh words for that project. “I have looked at its plans, and it’s dreadful,” said Cole. And he told the nearly 50 people in the audience, most of whom live in the vicinity of the proposed project, “I feel sorry for you.” Cole had similar criticism for Blackwater Creek, a 1,200-home development west of Delmar that the Sussex County Council approved last week. Cole was the lone no vote in the council’s 4 to 1 approval. “What we allowed west of Delmar is a tragedy,” he told the group. Cole, whom SCOLDM spokesman W.D. Whaley called “the one refreshing voice on the county council,” was guest speaker at Thursday night’s meeting, held in the Laurel Public Library. Whaley said Monday morning that the public meeting was intended to attract townspeople who will be voting in the upcoming municipal election. But the vast majority of the people there were residents of the area around the Discovery land.

“There were only about six townspeople there,” Whaley said. “I was disappointed in that. We put flyers all throughout Laurel, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest out there.” At last week’s town council meeting, Mayor John Shwed talked about those flyers, one of which he found on the windshield of his car. He called the group “unethical” in its accusations. “I regret that I cannot attend [the meeting] because I would like to be there to counterbalance the inflammatory rhetoric that continues to flow from the leaders of this organization,” he said. Thursday night, Whaley apologized for the fact that a flyer was placed on the mayor’s car, saying that it was put there by accident. “It looked to many people like we were being disrespectful, but we don’t know where the mayor lives,” he said. “We put flyers on all the cars in town.” Whaley also talked about Shwed’s statement at last week’s town council meeting, when he called members of SCOLDM “non-town taxpayers.” “I would like to caution our town’s taxpayers that out-of-towners, non-town taxpayers, are trying to influence the upcoming town elections,” Shwed said in a statement before

the council. “I have been a Laurel citizen all of my life, but I have never lived in town,” Whaley said Thursday night. “When the town got that $1.2 million state grant, that came out of my pocket. Every time they get a federal grant or money from the county, that is paid for by you and I. You don’t have to live in town to be a taxpayer.” In his remarks, Cole told the group that much of what the Discovery developer has said about the project is “smoke and mirrors.” Developers are Ocean Atlantic, Rehoboth Beach, and the David Horsey family, Laurel. “A lot of it won’t happen,” he added. Discovery is slated for about 600 acres around the area of U.S. 13 and Discountland Road. The land was recently annexed into town. That annexation is the subject of a lawsuit filed by SCOLDM in Chancery Court. The group is alleging numerous procedural problems with the annexation process. SCOLDM president Rick Culver told the group that in its latest design, Discovery has 1,400 homes, three motels, 250 stores, a 6,000-seat stadium and a 12,000seat stadium, soccer and baseball fields, an equestrian center and

County Councilman George Cole, left, and Laurel resident John Brohawn stand next to a map of the Discovery Project. Cole was guest speaker at the meeting of SCOLDM, a group formed to fight the project. Photo by Pat Murphy

several parking garages. “Planning for this has been going on for a year or two, without regard for the people who live there,” he said. “If this actually comes to the area, we can all say goodbye to the quiet life we have learned to love around here.” Cole cautioned that the project would only be the beginning of development in the area. “When you do something like this, every farm around it goes,” he said. “You will open the floodgates.”

Cole told the group that only by organizing with other similar groups throughout the county will it have any voice. That, said Whaley, is what members intend to do. “We are finding more and more groups like ours in a lot of communities,” he said. “What is affecting all these towns is the same thing that we are concerned about. We are joining with these groups in other towns, to help protect our quality of life.”

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Delmar council members worried about Blackwater By Mike McClure The Delmar Joint Council discussed the proposed addition of the Delmar Downtown Revitalization Committee as a town committee during its meeting on Monday night. Council members also voiced their dismay over the Sussex County Council’s approval of the Blackwater Creek development despite the town’s, school district’s and residents’ concerns over the project’s impact on the town. Chris Walter, president of the Downtown Revitalization Committee, asked the council for permission to have the committee become a separate town committee with money budgeted and separate fundraising (like the Parks and Recreation Council). Walter presented a proposed agreement which was taken from Parks and Recreation Council agreement. Council members proposed a number of changes to the agreement and asked Walter to bring the amended agreement back to the next meeting. In a related matter, the Delmar (Del.) Council voted 3-0 in favor of allowing the Delaware Department of Transportation to apply for transportation enhancement funds on behalf of the town and the Downtown Revitalization Committee for the streetscaping project from E. State

Street to East Grove Street. If the funding is approved, the town and the committee would need to come up with an eight-percent match of up to $35,000. At the conclusion of the meeting, joint council members voiced their displeasure with the Sussex County Council’s approval of the Blackwater Creek development before the town had an opportunity to make a deal with developers for compensation for the development’s impact on the town. The development is planned for the intersection of Delaware 54 and county roads 504 and 512. It is a joint venture between Ocean Atlantic and the David Horsey family in Laurel. Plans call for 1,179 housing units, a combination of single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. Delmar now has 1,400 homes, according to the 2000 census. Council members Diane Buckley and Michael Houlihan attended last Tuesday’s Sussex County Council meeting on behalf of the town. Buckley said she is concerned over the development’s impact on Delmar’s schools, roads, and police department. “I’m not anti-growth, I just want it done right,” Buckley said. The town’s objections “apparently fell on deaf ears,” Commissioner Mary Lee

Pase said. “I personally feel it was decided Commissioner Larry Points addressed the before the meeting. There is no way that council over his concerns about growth in this is not going to impact on out town.” rural Wicomico County. Points, a repreCommissioner Carl Anderton called for sentative of the Wicomico Environmental the developers to sit down with the town Trust (WET), also as they promised to made comments bedo prior to the counfore Maryland Plan‘We’re not against growth. All we ty council’s vote. ning and Zoning. He asked the county council is to “This development asked the town to make sure we had our agreeaffects Maryland just send a letter to the as much as ments in line before they passed Wicomico County Delaware,” Anderton it.’ Council voicing added. concerns over Doug Niblett “We’re not growth in the rural Mayor of Delmar, Del. against growth. All agricultural zone. we asked the county Houlihan ancouncil is to make nounced in his Pub‘They basically jumped through sure we had our lic Works report that all the hoops before we even agreements in line the lights in State before they passed knew they were there.’ Street Park have it,” said Delmar been fixed. The pub(Md.) mayor Doug John Outten Mayor of Delmar, Md. Both mayors Niblett. lic works departwere talking about Sussex County “They basically ment also plans to Council’s recent approval of the Blackjumped through all conduct a flow test water Creek development west of Delthe hoops before we at the Delmar Midmar even knew they were dle/Senior High there,” Delmar (Del.) School for its upmayor John Outten coming addition. added. According to town manager Sara BynumKing, interviews are scheduled for candiMore concerns about growth dates for the Public Works director posiAt the beginning of the meeting, former tion.

Laurel Senior Center plans activities for February The Laurel Senior Center has planned the following activities for February: Friday, Feb. 2 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., craft class with the people in the center’s adult care program. Monday, Feb. 5 - 9:30 a.m., Wal-Mart shopping; 12:30 p.m., bingo. Tuesday, Feb. 6 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., pancake breakfast; 12:30 p.m., diabetic brunch; 7 p.m., board meeting. Wednesday, Feb. 7 - 10:30 a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study; 12:30 p.m., seminar on nutrition. Thursday, Feb. 8 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., shuffleboard; 12:30 p.m., craft class to make treats for nursing home. Friday, Feb. 9 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., walking in the center’s auditorium. Monday, Feb. 12 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., candy bingo. Tuesday, Feb. 13 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m. surprise bingo; 12:30 p.m., musical ball. Wednesday, Feb. 14 - 10:30 a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study; 12:30 p.m., Valentine tea party, including cookies with the members of the center’s adult care program. Thursday, Feb. 15 - 9 a.m., exercise; 10 a.m., visit to area nursing home; 12:30 p.m., shuffleboard. Friday, Feb. 16 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m.,

bingo. Monday, Feb. 19 - The center will be closed in celebration of President’s Day. Tuesday, Feb. 20 - 9 a.m., exercise; 9 a.m., blood pressure; 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., shuffleboard. Wednesday, Feb. 21 - 10:30

a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study; 5 p.m., covered-dish dinner and membership meeting. Thursday, Feb. 22 - 9 a.m., exercise; 9:30 a.m., trip to WalMart; 12:30 p.m., birthday party and celebration of Mardi Gras. Friday, Feb. 23 - 10 a.m., a visit to the Nanticoke Senior

Center, Seaford. Monday, Feb. 26 - 9:30 a.m., trip to Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., apron fashion show. Tuesday, Feb. 27 - 9 a.m., exercise; 9:30 a.m., visit to the Harrington Senior Center. Wednesday, Feb. 28 - 9 a.m., blood pressure checks by Penin-

sula Home Care; 10 a.m., hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study; 12:30 p.m., bingo. The center’s exercise room is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Football? What Super Bowl DID SANTA LEAVE fans really want is the food BEHIND A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT THIS YEAR? It isn’t always the case that something that’s been around for 41 years will generate any excitement in our “been there, done that” world, but the Super Bowl seems to be in a class of its own. Perhaps it’s because the annual extravaganza is a great excuse for a party even though our favorite team may not be making the trip to Miami. Or maybe it’s that for an alltoo-brief time our thoughts are diverted from the troubles of the world to an arena where the fight, while the stakes are high, is merely on a playing field and not a battlefield. Some Super Bowl partygoers are there to enjoy the game, a bit more go to laugh at the commercials. But everyone is there for the food. It’s one occasion when neither gourmet food nor calories count. Here are some of my all-time Super Bowl faves. Over the years, they’ve been proven winners. Manly Meatballs (Makes 36 hors d’oeuvres) 2 long, slim loaves of crusty bread (baguettes), about 2 1/2 inches in diameter 1 pound ground chuck (not leaner beef) 1/4 cup dark soy sauce, tamari or lowsodium soy sauce (tamari is a dark sauce also from soybeans, but thicker than soy sauce. It is primarily used for dipping) 1 teaspoon firmly-packed dark brown sugar 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and set a rack on the middle level of the oven, or on the top and bottom levels if you plan to use two baking sheets. Slice off and discard the heels of the baguettes and cut them into 36 slices, about 1/2 inch thick. (Depending on the length of the baguettes, there may be leftover bread for another use.) Lay the slices side by side on a baking sheet, or two if necessary. Mix together the meat, soy sauce or tamari, brown sugar and scallions in a large bowl with your hands. Knead thoroughly until you have a fine paste. Make 36 small meatballs about the size of walnuts. Put one in the middle of each bread slice, pressing down slightly. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, until the meatballs and bread

have become one and you can no longer hold back the hungry hordes.

Mexican Clam Dip 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 3/4 cup (about 6 ounces) purchased green chili salsa (salsa verde) 1 4-ounce can diced green chilies 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 6.5-ounce cans chopped clams, drained well Corn chips or tortilla chips

Beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Mix in salsa, chilies and cilantro. Add clams and blend well. Season dip to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to ovenproof dish. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake dip uncovered until heated through and bubbling around edges, about 35 minutes. Place bowl of dip on platter. Surround with chips and serve. Makes about 2 cups. From “Bon Appétit, Too Busy To Cook?” August 2000 Maple-Pepper Salmon Bites This is a very quick recipe to make; just remember to start marinating the salmon the day ahead. You can easily half or double the amounts. 1 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup soy sauce 24 ounces skinned salmon fillet 1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper vegetable or canola oil Cut salmon into bite-size cubes. Combine maple syrup and soy sauce in a medium-size bowl and add salmon, making sure the fish is fully immersed in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Grease a sheet of aluminum foil with the oil (vegetable oil sprays work well). Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Put pepper in small bowl or plate and dip top of salmon pieces into pepper. Place each peppered piece on foil, then cook in oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves six as an hors d’oeuvre. From Epicurious’ “Super Bowl Family Affairs,” January 1999, by Nancy Hawley

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Some patients feel that since the Emergency Room visit was covered under the insurance rules, the follow up visit should also be covered. That is not the case. The evaluation was called a “medical screening exam.” What this meant was that all patients would have an examination that was complete enough to make sure that they did not have a serious medical condition. Patients with problems like chest pain and shortness of breath would get relatively complete examinations. Patients who presented with less serious problems only needed an exam consistent with their problems. Patients do not always understand this.

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A good example is the patient who presents to the ED with back pain. The purpose of the medical screening exam is just to make sure that a serious acute cause of back pain is not present. If that is not the case, the patient can be sent home with pain medication. However, patients often will want to know why they do not get a CT scan or an MRI scan of their back while in the ED. Actually, those tests are for longer term causes of back pain like a slipped disk. They are not needed on an emergency basis. For that reason, the test will need to be ordered at another time. Another area of confusion is specialty care. ED’s have specialists available for consultation. However, they only need to consult that specialist if the specialist is needed for an emergency. For example, a patient with simple arm fracture only needs a splint. He/she does not need to see the orthopedic specialist. Another patient may have a compound fracture of his/her arm. In that case, the ED physician will ask the specialist to come and see the patient. All that is necessary is to make sure that the emergency condition is treated

enough for the patient to be in a stable condition when he/she leaves the ED. Another point of confusion is related to follow up visits in physicians’ offices after a patient is sent home. The EMTALA law only covers patients while they have an emergency medical condition. Once the patient is well enough to be discharged from the ED, the law no longer applies. For that reason when a patient goes for a follow up visit, the physician can ask about medical insurance before he/she sees the patient. If the patient does not have insurance, the physician can ask for cash payment before the visit. Some patients do not think this is fair. They feel that since the ED visit was covered under the insurance rules, the follow up visit should also be covered. That is not the case. Patients will always be seen when they go to an ED. The degree of evaluation and treatment associated with that visit will be based upon their symptoms and the results of the medical screening exam. Sometimes the expectation that patients have does not meet the amount of treatment that their symptoms would require.



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The Trinity Foundation gives to Relay for Life The Trinity Foundation presented a mock check in the amount of $8,500 to the West Sussex chapter of Relay for Life, representing the Foundation's contribution toward cancer research and support. The funds raised from Relay for Life events support the American Cancer Society's mission to eliminate cancer through research, prevention and early detection programs. "As a Hope Sponsor, it is a privilege to be the official host of the local event," Sarah Ruffcorn, director of the Trinity Foundation, said. "But more importantly, we are proud to offer encouragement and celebrate survivorship. The funds that we were able to donate will help us in our fight against cancer to achieve our goal of eliminating it completely." Co-chairpersons, Mary Catherine Hopkins and Mary Lee Groton accepted the

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Don’t be afraid to limit TV time by John Hollis Director, Community Relations, Nemours Health and Prevention Services

GROWING UP HEALTHY To help enforce the twohour daily limit, sit down with your children and help them select which programs they are going to watch...

Television can be a wonderful source of education, information, and entertainment. And talk about variety and convenience– with the click of a button, there are potentially hundreds of channels to view from the comfort of your sofa. Unfortunately, that’s one of the reasons why Americans are in the shape they’re in – too much “screen” time and not enough time spent moving their bodies. Many children, if left to their own devices, will sit in front of TV screens for hours at a time. It’s up to us, as parents and guardians, to set limits, enforce them, and be good role models when it comes to watching television. Nemours Health and Prevention Services recommend two hours or less of screen time – including television, video games and recreational computer time – per day for children ages two and up. For children under the age of two, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television at all. There are so many things kids can and should be doing with their time other than staring at a screen, such as unstructured play, sports, reading, crafts, games, and let’s not forget helping out with household chores. Encourage children to en-

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Technology — frights from the online world... Do you remember the Ray Bradbury story, “The Veldt”? YNN ARKS “George, I wish you’d look at the nursery,” it starts. And it ends with These machines we are George and Lydia Hadley being inventing and on which we stalked by a lion in that very nursincreasingly rely will ery. The high-tech nursery, part of the someday get out of Hadleys’ Happy-life Home, can becontrol, will someday take come whatever its inhabitants imagover the world. ine; we can only assume that George’s and Lydia’s children have made it difficult for us to do so. All three imaginations that go beyond My Little took place in our home, and all three within Pony. (Here, I am probably dating myself. the last week. Are My Little Ponies still being made?) The first happened while I was trying to Anyway, I have always thought of “The place an online order for merchandise. The Veldt,” in addition to a look at the evil navendor of the merchandise accepted payture of people, even little ones, as a comment only through Pay Pal, an online servmentary on technology. These machines we ice that acts as an intermediary between are inventing and on which we increasingly buyer and seller. I had never used Pay Pal rely will someday get out of control, will before, and consequently had to register. someday take over the world. During the course of the registration, I Will someday devour us, just as that lion came across a box that required that I enter surely devoured Lydia and George. Maybe, at the start of the 21st century, that a code. I didn’t know what the code was, but saw there, next to the blank box, a small someday is nearly here. Maybe computers drawing of a speaker that indicated that, if I are just now tasting small bits of the great clicked on it, the computer would have power that they could wield and are getting something to say to me. Perhaps, I thought, ready for the great day when they will rule. it would give me the code. I have three situations to present, in I clicked on the speaker. RealPlayer which computers, while they didn’t triumph, swung into action and within a couple of



minutes, I heard a small voice over the computer’s speakers. “N-I-C-E-T-R-Y,” it said, letter by letter. What was that? I turned the speakers up. “N-I-C-E-T-R-Y.” I wrote the letters down so that I could understand them. “Nice try!” What did that mean? Was that a message from the vendor, the computer, Pay Pal or RealPlayer? I left the room and walked outside, where the worst that can get me is the dog that roams the neighborhood. Several days later, my husband and I arrived at a hotel in Baltimore, where we were to spend the night. I had made the reservations — online — several days before and boldly approached the woman at the counter, presenting her with my name and my confirmation number. “Parks?” she said, frowning at her computer. “Is that with a P?” She finally found Lynn Parks, with a reservation for Feb. 16 and with a home address in Dallas. Texas, that is. Fortunately, there were plenty of rooms available. And I hope Ms. Parks of Dallas, if she actually exists, enjoys her stay. The next day, our son, whom we had met in Baltimore and who had accompanied us back home, got on the computer to verify his reservation for a Sunday-evening flight

to Ft. Lauderdale. In his e-mail was a notice from the company through which he had made the reservation, telling him that his ticket on a flight to Atlanta and on to Florida had been changed. His new ticket would take him first to Cincinnati, a route that even the slowest geography student would understand to be out of the way. Our son called the airline, to verify that the information from the reservation company was correct. The airline still had him listed as a passenger on the Atlanta flight. “I would like to be able to get those two people together, sit them down and see what they had to say then,” he said. “They would probably both blow up.” As it turned out, he bypassed both the airline and the reservation company, and got a last-minute ticket for a direct flight from Baltimore to Ft. Lauderdale. Take that, computers! So, in light of all this, I advise caution. Turn off your computer and take a walk. Try ordering by mail, maybe, or even shopping in person and paying with cash. And if you walk into a room and, as Bradbury wrote, “the walls begin to purr and recede into crystalline distance,” turn around and leave. Quickly. But not so quickly that you attract the attention of that lion behind the tree.

...and freaking out in the new car wash I seem to have spent most of last week being freaked out in ONY INDSOR some manner or another. I decided to get my van washed after the I was indeed proud of my slight snow we had a while back, so off to the car wash I went. I good fortune. Then it pride myself on being able to handle most situations involving techhappened; the worst of nology, not because I am advanced my car wash nightmares in technology, but because I have just been lucky. came true. On this day there was an unusually long line at the car wash, but given that my van looked like it was grow- trance and completely missed following the tracks that lay before me. I was inside ing hair, I decided to wait it out. One by the wash with tires that seemed to be one the vehicles entered the car wash and pointing in every direction. The harder I one by one they came out the other end. tried to straighten the vehicle the farther This was a different car wash from the off track I became. I think at one point my one I have previously used because I wanted to see if it cleaned my car any bet- van was in the car wash sideways. I could barely see for the glare shooting ter than my old standby. Now, there were a out from the eyes of the people lined up couple of things that I began to get parabehind me. I think the people in the car noid about as I approached the car wash two vehicles back were passing out pitchstation. One was whether the bills were forks and torches. going to go easily into the money slot. I The car wash attendant came rushing in hate it when those slots spew the money and began trying to give me hand signals back out, because you have to stick your to help me figure out how to steer my vearm out the window and struggle with the hicle to the straight and narrow. He stood money box like a one-armed man beating in front of me and started waving and a snake with a hoe. There is never enough swinging his hands, arms and fingers and room to open the door and try to attack it from a more convenient angle. Meanwhile honest to God, I thought he was bringing a C-5 in for a landing. I was now officially people are behind you, getting angrier by doomed. I had no idea what he was trying the minute. to tell me to do. Needless to say, I was elated when the Finally, he opened the front door of the money machine sucked my bills in like an car wash and ordered me out. I was then Oreck vacuum cleaner on a bowling ball. able to back onto the tracks in a more orA very good thing too, because the line derly fashion. I am thankful that this car had become excessively long behind me. wash has doors on both ends and I could The doors to the car wash bay opened and leave the facility out a door without havin I went, rolling through the car wash entrance like Earnhart in Victory Lane. I was ing to face the people behind me. What a nightmare. indeed proud of my good fortune. Then it On a different note, I was in Laurel last happened; the worst of my car wash nightweek and went to make a deposit at the mares came true. Wilmington Trust Bank. I was in a hurry I somehow went into the car wash en-



so I used the drive-through teller. I pulled up to one of the teller rows and as usual, I pulled the canister out, placed in my deposit and hit the button to watch the canister shoot up the tunnel and to the waiting hands of the teller. As I sat patiently waiting for the canister to return, someone said, “Hello there.” I turned to my left and just outside my window, halfway up a pole, was the face of one of the tellers from inside the bank. She looked me in the eye and asked how I was doing. I felt like I was in a science fiction movie. Her face just appeared like Jesus and I must have looked like I saw the Devil because I know my eyes got as big as two manhole covers. I had no idea this video technology was available here in Sussex County. All I could think about as I left the bank parking lot was that I was happy I had not been picking my nose or some other hideous thing while waiting for my deposit slip.

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Oh well, guess we should always be behaving like the whole world is watching anyway.

Congratulations on EMT of The Year &

Happy 24th Birthday Amy Pusey January 28th Happy Birthday

Jackie Stolzenbach Bensel 2-2-67

Love, Brian



CHURCH BULLETINS First Baptist special music The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Musical Ministry Team at First Baptist Church of Seaford on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. The group will present a program of familiar hymns and gospel songs consisting of vocal, piano and string, as well as testimonies from team members. The leader of the team, Jon Reddick, will close the service with a brief message from the Word of God. The Musical Ministry Team is touring the Mid-Atlantic United States. The members are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. Bob Jones University is a Bible-believing Christian liberal arts university with an annual enrollment of 5,000 students from every state in the Union and more than 30 foreign countries.

Most Blessed Sacrament plans Dinner and Auction February 9 Most Blessed Sacrament's Home and School Association will be holding its annual Dinner/Auction at Magnolia's Restaurant in Bethany Beach on Friday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m-11 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door, Each $50 donation/ticket will include: Delicious appetizers, house salad and fresh baked breads, chef's choice vegetables, roasted potatoes, chicken marsala, house-rubbed flat iron steak, dessert and coffee bar, house wine and beer on tap. Silent Auction items will be set up around the two floors of the restaurant, and a Live Auction will take place after Continued on page 21

Seaford Mission: The road from prison By Robert Marx Fourth in a series This week we will meet a resident who is just beginning his journey at the Mission, and we will say farewell to several residents who are ready to move on. The new resident’s story allows us to examine another service that the Mission provides: taking a man from prison life to productive life. A U.S. Department of justice study found that fully two thirds of persons released from prisons were re-arrested within three years. Nearly half of them were re-convicted. How can we reduce these alarming rates of criminal recidivism? When you leave prison without a home, as a convicted felon, your prospects can be pretty grim. This is where the Mission can provide a bridge, teaching those released to live with society instead of against it. For the purpose of this series, we will call our new Mission resident “Matthew.” He describes the “long hard road” that brought him to the Mission. His life originally had a structure provided by his parents, then his structure came from a relationship. When that relationship ended badly, things started to come apart. He got into a confrontation that ended with arrest, conviction and probation. With nowhere to go, he soon violated probation, and ended up in state prison. Matthew notes that while in prison, he realized that something was desperately missing from his life. His search for meaning led to him read the book “Prison to

Praise” by Merlin Carothers, given to him by an inmate. His quest for answers continued when he read the author's follow up book called “Power in Praise.” He began to see that a better way of life was possible. When his time came for release, Matthew was sent to the Mission by the judge. The first night he remembers that he “didn't have to worry about a thing.” He was given a bed and the people he met were friendly. Quite a change from prison, no doubt. He soon came to learn that a code of conduct and discipline accompanied the welcoming atmosphere. The next morning he began classes. He initially felt some trepidation about it, since he had not been in a classroom since high school, but he quickly warmed to the experience. The classes were faith-based and were a continuation of his education in a new way of life that he had begun in prison. Relating to his teachers was easier than he thought since they were willing to share the experiences that brought them to faith in God. He notes that “everything I see and hear at this place is good.” Matthew says “the Mission gets me away,” meaning away from the environment that contributed to his problems with the law. It gives him respite from the usual pressures of post-prison life, and therefore an opportunity to change the direction of his life. Since all his teachers and mentors are volunteers, he is exposed to many good examples of people who are living the principles from the Bible.

As an important part of the program, residents have to develop a plan for their lives beyond the Mission. Four residents achieved their goals this past week, and have left the Mission. Two have found apartments and will live independently, and two are going to continue developing their faith and life skills at Teen Challenge. Two more residents are poised to go. One will leave when he gets an apartment, and one will move out when he passes his exam to get into the military. We wish them well and pray for their continued success. News, Needs, and Thanks: The Christmas and New Years holiday season is usually a difficult time for Mission residents. With the many temptations, backsliding is more likely then than any other time of year. Administrator Paul Alexander happily reports that “we did not lose a soul this year!” We are still looking for volunteers with marketing or sales experience. Helping the Mission is satisfying because you can see the impact of your contributions on the life of another. You can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, call them at 6292559, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. This week we wish to thank all the health professionals who donate their services to the Mission. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help received, and especially your prayers. Next week: Matthew's second week, a spotlight on Teen Challenge, plus News, Needs, and Thanks.

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCH NearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Tina Whaley

“A caring church, a giving church, a sharing church; showing love, warmth and friendship to all.”

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 Web site: E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

Centenary United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for Over 200 Years” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Every Sunday Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.

Rev. John W. Van Tine, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.


1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Phone: 875-7748 Donny Weimar, Minister Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Bible Study: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Fred Duncan Church: 875-4233 Parsonage: 875-3398 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm

Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

HARVEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771 94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956

875-7873 “A Place to Belong” SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.

Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del. Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love




Criminal Spanking? By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


By now you may have heard How is it that the same about a new bill proposed by California Assemblywoman Sally people who complain that Lieber. The purpose of the bill is outlawing abortion is too to outlaw spanking of any child intrusive upon the body four or under. Punishment would and decisions of a poteninclude fines up to $1,000 and/or tial mom do not find this prison up to one year. Now, I know volumes of materi- as over-reaching? al will be written on this, but I decided to wade in early and keep my contrived to think that somehow we response simple. Let me give you four should not spank until they are four, but quick problems with this disastrously fool- then spanking can commence at five. In ish bill. fact, we have found that the older our chil1. An appropriate law already exists. dren got, the less spanking was necessary. The current law makes criminal any Most of my kids, by five or six years old, spanking that is excessive or not age apwere seldom in a situation where we propriate. Those who abuse children are deemed that spanking was the best form already breaking the current law, and of punishment. Yet at three, a small and those who are spanking appropriately are appropriate swat was a proper corrective. not in need of any further regulating. 4. Consider the source. Lieber’s biograHealth care workers, teachers, and other phy on-line reads, “Sally... lives with her authority figures are already empowered husband David. They are proud to be acto report any suspicious indicators of tive in neighborhood and community acabuse. tivities, enjoy hiking and windsurfing and 2. This law would be outright governtake seriously their role as pet guardians ment intrusion into our lives. How is it for a politically astute black-and-white that the same people who complain that cat.” Noticeable missing — children. I outlawing abortion is too intrusive upon just love it when a California socially libthe body and decisions of a potential mom eral non-parent wants to set the agenda for do not find this as over-reaching by the what is good parenting across her state government? For thousands of years par(and eventually across the nation). ents have metered out punishments Fortunately, early research on this bill through many means that include spankfinds that only 23 percent of Americans ing. Are we to believe that suddenly we think such a measure is a good idea. have become more enlightened and wiser When all is considered, each parents needs than our ancestors? If this law were to to carefully determine whether spanking is pass it would be another case of the arroan appropriate form of discipline. Either gance of lawmakers claiming they know way, that decision belongs in the home, what’s best for simpleminded parents. not at the state building. 3. Children’s formation begins from The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan birth. As a child grows, they soon learn Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of boundaries. Even two- and three-year-old the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You may email children understand consequences. It is

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dinner, auctioning off such wonderful items as: a new Jeep donated from Barrett's of Berlin, Golf Getaway trips, Fine Jewelry, Sports tickets/ packages (Eagle's, Oriole's & Wizards), Themed Children's Parties, a Surfboard, Skateboard and Gym Memberships! The evening will be closed out by Local Delaware Band “Electric Velvet,” who will start up following the end of the live auction. Dinner, drinks, live entertainment and supporting a great cause. 100 percent of proceeds benefit the students and teachers of MBSCS. This is the best ticket on the beach, and they are going fast. Get yours now at Magnolia's Restaurant (302-539-5671) or Most Blessed Sacrament (410-208-1600). For further information contact “Enchanted Evening at Magnolia's” chairperson: Michele Ferry at 302-381-3799.

Seaford Presbyterian restored Seaford Presbyterian Church (north of the Armory on Bridgeville Highway) is celebrating its facility upgrades. The flood

that devastated the town in June, brought four-feet of water to the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall and Sunday School rooms. Thanks to volunteers from the congregation and from as far away as the White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, the facility is better than ever. Also, stop by and see the new stained glass memorial window. The church's Kathy King designed it, and husband Irv King supervised the installation. Worship is 10 a.m. each Sunday. Call 629 9077 for more information.

Chapter of the Brotherhood Plans are going forward at St. Luke's Episcopal Church for the formation of a Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, an organization of the Episcopal Church founded in 1883. This chapter is open to all men in St. Luke's parish and in the community and will offer the opportunity for men to gather together for prayer, study, service and fellowship. Monthly meetings will be held. For more information call the church office at 629-7979 or Joe Coladonato at 629-3597.

543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00 - 8 p.m.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646 PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI

Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery



A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.


Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones

Sunday Morning Wed. Bible Study & Worship & Children’s Children’s Discovery Club 7:00 PM Ministries 10:00 AM “Flowing in Power and Love to a Parched and Thirsty World”

YOU ARE INVITED! Come into This Church and Gather in Christ’s Name to Worship Him! Psalm 95:6 Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Stacey Johnson


“A Growing Church For All Ages”

2 miles N. of Laurel, DE on Alt. 13

302-877-0443 410-957-4696

The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward Laremore • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)

ome! Revelatio e To C n 22 Tim : 17 The Ark s ' t I Seaford Wesleyan Church

Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area United Methodist Churches

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00

Mt. Pleasant Rd. 9:30,11:30..10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer

River of Life Christian Center 17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector

Sunday School - all ages 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830

Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)


N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

315 High St. • Seaford, DE

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458

Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 11:00 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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OBITUARIES Samantha Brown, 17 Samantha Elizabeth “Sam” Brown of Seaford died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 in an automobile accident near Seaford. Sam was a senior at Seaford Senior High School. She was active in the Key Club, Student Government; she played Field Hockey Samantha Brown and other sports. She loved to play the violin, piano and the flute. She was active in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a lifeguard at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Sam had a great heart and a great spark. She is survived by her parents, Thomas E. and Pegeen T. Brown, her sister, Anne C. Brown, her maternal grandmother, Helen E. O’Neill of Baltimore, Md., and her paternal grandmother, Bertha M. Brown of Baltimore. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford. Friends called at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford on Friday night. Burial was private. The family suggests donations may be made to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, c/o Renee Morris, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

LuLu A. Bryan, 94 LuLu A. Bryan of Seaford, formerly of Laurel, died Jan. 23, 2007 at LifeCare at Lofland Park Seaford. She was born in Laurel a daughter of Emory and Ida Dukes. She was a homemaker and attended Church of God of Prophecy in Whaleysville and St. John’s Church in Georgetown. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bryan; a son, Resse Bryan; and daughter, Elva Daniels. Her brothers, Charlie and John Dukes and sister, Mary Williams, also predeceased her. She is survived by three sons Norris, Raymond and Eugene Bryan, all of Seaford; two daughters, Frances Peek of Berlin and Deborah Long of Seaford; a brother, Emory Glasco Dukes of Lincoln and two sisters, Huldah Callaway and Mabel Williams of Laurel. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 17 great-children and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Friday, Jan 26, where friends visited one hour prior to the funeral service. Internment was in Asbury Cemetery in Laurel. Rev. Roland Tice officiated. Contributions can be made in her name to LifeCare at Lofland Park, 715 E. King St., Seaford, DE 19973-3505.

Sylvia Lofland Taylor, 74 Sylvia Lofland Taylor of Preston, Md., died at Easton’s Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007. She was born on May 14, 1932 in Seaford, a daughter of Robert Lofland and Pierce Anderson Smith Lofland. She was a homemaker and farmer’s wife and was a member of the Auxillary of Gideons International and Bethlehem

Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.

Wesleyan Church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Claude Merrill Taylor, who died on Dec. 25, 2006. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lofland and George Lofland, and a sister, Mabel Griffith. She is survived by her daughter, Janice T. Stanley and her husband David W. of Preston; two sisters, Alice Barrett of Newark, and Grace Hines of Seaford; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for her were on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg with the Rev. Bill Thomas, Sr. officiating. Interment followed in Junior Order Cemetery in Preston, Md. Serving as pallbearers were: Calvin Taylor, Mark Mank, Jack Barry, Ronnie Fearins, Charles Frase and David Wright. The family has requested that donations be made in her memory to either, Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629; or to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.

May Stafford Vaughn, 87 May Stafford Vaughn of Seaford died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007 at her residence. Born in Cleveland, Tenn., she was the daughter of Lily Prader and Thomas Stafford. She was a nurses aide. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Leonard Vaughn in 1975, and a son, Richard A. Vaughn. She is survived by four sons, William L. Vaughn of Florida, Thomas E. Vaughn of Midland, Mich., Leroy Vaughhn of Oklahoma and Jerry D. Vaughn of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Patricia A. Sullivan of Charleston, S.C. and Linda S. Roeglin of Seaford; 19 grandchildren, 36 greatgrandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services and burial were private. Arrangements were by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Mary Ann Roach, 73 Mary Ann Roach of Georgetown passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at her home. She was born in Seaford, a daughter of Preston and Nellie Phillips Fleetwood. Mrs. Roach was a secretary for the Indian River School District for 26 years, retiring in 1983. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who dearly enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed reading, gardening and going to the beach. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown and served as treasurer for many years; she was also the Nursery Coordinator for 30 years. Mrs. Roach was also a member of the Georgetown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Fleetwood. Her survivors include her husband of 55 years, Gene F. Roach; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. and Beverly Roach of Staunton, Va.; a daughter and son-inlaw, Connie R. and Brendan Warner of Dagsboro; six grandchildren, Nicole, Teresa and Emily Roach, and Ryan, Colin and Erin Warner. Also surviving her are two brothers, George Fleetwood and wife, Jane

and Frank Fleetwood and wife, Pat, also a sister-in-law, Ann Fleetwood, all of Seaford; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. The family suggests contributions in Mary Ann’s memory may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown, DE 19947.

Robert Leroy Calloway, age 71 Robert Leroy Calloway of Seaford died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. Mr. Calloway had formerly worked as a packer foreman at the Freihofer Baking Company in Delmar, for 12 years. He then Robert Calloway went to work at the DuPont Company in Seaford where he was a dock foreman. He worked there for 28 years, retiring in 1992. Mr. Calloway was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 6, Seaford, and was an active contributor to the V.F.W. He was an avid sports fan. Mr. Calloway was predeceased by his wife Susie Marie (Bennett) Calloway in November 2001; and a son John Calloway in 1990. He is survived by one daughter, Catherine Lynn Pennington and her hus-

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Eugene F. Thackara, 86 Eugene “Gene” F. Thackara of Seaford died on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Mr. Thackara was an industrial mechanic supervisor at United Iron and Metal in Baltimore, Md., retiring after 30 years of service. He was an army veteran of World War II. He was a devoted Baltimore Orioles fan and enjoyed gardening. He was a very kind and gentle man who devoted himself to the happiness of others. He touched the lives of all that knew him in ways that will never be forgotten. He was the son of the late Knola and Esty Thackara. His wife, Norma died in 1993. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were on Jan. 26, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery, Pasadena, Md.

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band Brian of Harrington,; two sisters, Betty Grazela and husband Joe of Newark and Doris Frye and husband Ernie of Milford; four brothers, Jim Calloway and wife Evelyn, and William Calloway, all of Delmar, Kenneth Calloway and wife Carolyn of Laurel, and Charles Calloway and wife Mary Jo of Maryland; two grandchildren, Duane and Kimberly; and a step-grandson Brian. Graveside services with military honors were held at Bridgeville Cemetery on Monday, Jan. 29, with Archbishop Charles Singman officiating. Arrangements were by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville.

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Rachel E. (Billings) Absher of Bridgeville died at her late residence on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. She was born on Sept. 24, 1921, in Bridgeville, a daughter of the late Catherine Kate Billings and Romulus Billings. Mrs. Absher retired in 1983 after 32 years with Gants Shirt Factory of Salisbury, Md., where she folded shirts and was the first to be taught how to turn second quality shirts into first quality. Most recently she had worked the last nine years, until 2006, at the T.S. Smiths & Sons Orchards making donuts. She was a very crafty lady and was known for the numerous handmade quilts she made over the years. She was also an avid gardener. She was definitely one of a kind. She was always doing for her family and friends and always found time to work outside her home as well. She was predeceased by her husband Claude E. Absher and her son Travis R. Absher. Survivors include her two daughters, Margie F. Callaway and Joan Wynes, and a son, David Absher, all of Bridgeville; two brothers Tyra Billings and James Billings, both of Trap Hill, N.C.; four sisters, Pearl Morrell of Hays, N.C., Alma Healy of Pompton Plains, N.J., Hazel Freeman of Winston Salem, N.C., and Ruth Billings of Trap Hill; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services are Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.

Barbara A. Fisher (nee Bailey) of Laurel, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Nassawaddox, Va., she was a daughter of Frank Bailey, Sr. and Katherine Simpson Bailey of Delmar. Barbara grew up in Delmar where she attended Delmar High School. She worked many years in the poultry industry where she grew chickens and worked as a vaccinator. Most recently she was proud to be a homemaker, raising and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She cherished the time spent with family, and lived for family dinners and holidays, especially Christmas. She was a fan of NASCAR and dirt track racing and hardly missed a Saturday night race for 25 years at the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar. She loved watching and supporting the “Jesse Duplantis Ministries Gospel Hour” on TBN. She was also a fan of country music; George Strait and Alan Jackson were her favorite artists. She is survived by her husband, Paul Fisher; her parents, Frank Bailey, Sr. and Katherine Bailey; a son, Herman Powell and his companion Gloria White of Delmar; a daughter, Kathy Powell and her fiancé Richard Zach of Laurel; three grandchildren, Jamie, Brittany and Andrea; a brother, Frank Bailey, Jr. of Pittsville; two sisters, Connie Bailey of Parsonsburg and Sandra McGinnis and her husband Christopher of Delmar; and nieces and nephews, Candace, Brian, Jessica, Jason and Scottie. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Betty. A funeral service was on Monday, Jan. 29, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where

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family and friends called prior to service. Interment followed the service at Line United Methodist Church Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Susie’s Cause, The Colon Cancer Foundation, 201 N. Charles St., Suite 2404, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Ruth Elizabeth Nutter, 86 Ruth Elizabeth Nutter of Delmar, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at Deer’s Head Hospital Center in Salisbury. She was born Oct. 13, 1920 in New Berlin, Pa., a daughter of Ralph Arbogast and Edith Walker Arbogast. Mrs. Nutter lived her life for her family and loved spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, a brother, Walter Arbogast, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Betty) Matthews and Linda Lloyd and her husband, Chris, all of Delmar; three brothers, her twin, Robert Arbogast and his wife, Kaye of Millerstown, Pa., Donald Arbogast and his wife Anna of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Kenneth Arbogast and his wife Betty of Mifflintown, Pa.; two sisters, Bernice Arbogast of Newport, Pa., and Ann Aumon and her husband, Harry of Camp Hill, Pa; five grandchildren, Kevin Matthews and his wife Erika of Delta, Pa.; Angie Dempsey and her husband, Earle of Magnolia, and Tracey Lloyd, Kelly Lloyd and Lindsay Lloyd, all of Delmar. Three great-grandchildren, Cassie, Cole and Case Dempsey, and several nieces and nephews also survive her. A memorial service was held in the

chapel at Springhill Memory Gardens on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with John Herbst, Minister, officiated. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: American Diabetes Association, 114 Baptist St., Salisbury, MD 21803; or to Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940. Arrangements were in the care of Short Funeral Home, Delmar.

Marsha Lynn Leiter, 52 Marsha Lynn Leiter of Seaford passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born Oct. 6, 1954 in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of Joan Todd Coppinger of Seaford, and step-daughter to the late Andrew Jackson Coppinger. She was a graduate of Woodbridge High School Class of 1972, and had attended Delaware Technical and Community College for accounting. She was formerly employed at the Caribbean Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Besides her mother, Joan Todd Coppinger, she is survived by her husband, Tim Leiter of Seaford, a sister, Kathy Ruf, and her husband Craig, of Federalsburg, and two nieces, Lauren Ruf and Shelby Ruf, both of Federalsburg. Memorial services were held at the Grace Baptist Church in Seaford on Jan. 31, with Pastor Homer McKeathan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were by Framptom Funeral Home, Federalsburg, Md.

OUR 150th ANNIVERSARY Did you know that Charity Lodge was not the first Odd Fellow Lodge to be located in Laurel, DE? The first Odd Fellows Lodge in Laurel, Delaware was formed on 26 July 1833, under the name of Bayard Lodge, #3. At some point, before the charter date of 1857, the Bayard Lodge moved to Georgetown, where it is located today, but became known as Union Lodge #3. Feeling a need for their own lodge to serve the Laurel community, five men from Laurel petitioned the Grand Lodge of Delaware for a charter for a new lodge in Laurel. The five men were John M. Phillips, Joseph A. McFerran, Joseph Wiley, Thomas H. Burgess, and Joseph Ellis. The Charter for Charity Lodge, #27, was granted on 10 July 1857 and stipulated that the Lodge shall meet on Thursday evenings of each week. The present day Lodge located on Poplar Street still meets on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM. The Lodge has met, as required, in many locations in the Laurel area, including Waller’s Clothing Store, in the upper floors of the Fooks house, behind what was Walter Smith’s Hardware Store, and even in the downstairs of what is today the Masonic Lodge. This year, on July 10th, 2007, Charity Lodge, #27, of the I.O.O.F., of Laurel, Delaware, will celebrate our 150th year of working within our community. The Odd Fellows of Laurel, Delaware have had a long standing and deep rooted relationship with the Laurel community and the surrounding area, and God willing, they will continue to do so well into the future. Have you ever thought of becoming an Odd Fellow? If you would like to become a member of Charity Lodge #27, by learning of the mysteries of Odd Fellowship, and be willing to join a camaraderie of men who work together on various projects that give back to the local community, contact us for a membership application. You may contact the Lodge at 875-1154 and leave a message, or write to us at PO Box 146, Laurel, DE 19956, or talk to an Odd Fellow you know, or simply knock on our door at 7:15 PM on a Thursday night and ask for an application. We are looking for people of good character who want to work on projects within the community. We don’t need members in name only!

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Winning poster draws attention to dating violence Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is recognized in February. High schools, law enforcement agencies, local and state officials and interested groups observe the month with activities that promote awareness and prevention of the crime of teen dating violence. Several schools sponsors poster contests to raise awareness of the violence. The winner of the contest at Sussex Technical High School is Jennifer Pignataro, a ninth grader from Milton. Pignataro will receive a $75 award and will participate in the state contest. Approximately one in five teen females

reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner. Regarding emotional violence, which includes monopolization (keeping tabs on where partner is going), degradation (slamming down a partner’s opinions), and isolation (restricting partner from spending time with friends or family), 81.5 percent of females and 76.3 percent of males report experiencing that at least once. Pignataro was the guest of Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Feb. 1 when the governor formally designated February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in Delaware.

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Sharon Clarinda Murphy and Christopher David Sexton

Wayne and Sherry Murphy of Seaford announce the engagement of their daughter, Sharon Clarinda Murphy, to Christopher David Sexton, son of Joseph and Corrine Sexton of Georgetown. The bride-to-be is a Seaford Senior High School graduate and is currently the assistant service manager at Wright Chrysler, in Lewes. Her fiancé graduated from Seaford Christian Academy and Hobart Institution of Welding of Troy, Ohio. He is now employed at NRG, Indian River Power Plant, as an assistant plant equipment operator. They are currently residing in Bridgeville. The wedding will be held March 24, 2007, at Laurel Wesleyan Church in Laurel, at 2 p.m. A reception will be held at Salisbury University following the ceremony.

Brown, Bauguess engaged Robert and Nancy Brown of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jerry and Dottie Bauguess of Seaford announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Alice Brown and Justin Michael Bauguess. Sarah is a 2000 graduate of West End High School in Knoxville and a 2004 graduate of the University of Delaware. She received her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. She is currently employed at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Knoxville and teaches skating at the Ice Chalet, Knoxville. Justin is a 2001 graduate of Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown and a 2005 graduate of the University of Delaware. He is employed as a manager at Food City in Knoxville. The couple met at the Blue Hens for Christ group at the University of Delaware. Justin proposed to Sarah during the reception at the wedding of his cousin, Stacy (Hulliger) Teffeau, in Seaford on June 24, 2006. The couple will be married June 22,

Jennifer Pignataro, a ninth grader from Milton, is congratulated by Carlos Villa, student assistance specialist, for creating the winning poster at Sussex Technical High School to promote teen dating violence awareness.

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Bill Cordrey had a talent for making people laugh Bill Cordrey passed away last Wednesday. He was 75 and was a AT URPHY Phillies fan just about every one of his years. He retired from the “My car has been stolen,” DuPont Company in 1981, soon after the Phillies became World said Bill in frustration. Champions. “Take it easy it happens Bill was born in Whitesville and all the time,” said the attended Gumboro School. “Smiley,” as our baseball group called concierge. him, was well known throughout “Not to my car,” said Bill. the area. An avid traveler, golfer and baseball fan, he will be missed Phillies for a total of $5. Bill had two free by all of us who enjoyed his trademark box seats, so I drove and I bought $5 smile and laugh. He could have made worth of gas north of St. George’s where it commercials for just about any toothpaste used to be sold so cheap. This was the company he chose with that smile. A valtime during the gas wars. We parked on ued member of our baseball group the the street down from the park so it too was Friends of Baseball, he provided us with free and bought no food or programs on many stories and jokes, but I’m getting ahead of myself. I often say more than you Backwards Night at the Phillies. One time at the old ball park, Connie want to hear — it’s just that baseball is the Mack Stadium in a decaying neighborgreat communicator. I met Bill through baseball in 1960 as a hood, Bill parked his car on a side street and was approached by an enterprising “wet behind the ears” rookie recruit in the young man. “Watch your car for a quarter, National Guards Battery A, in Laurel. It mister,” the youngster said. Bill’s reply was my first summer at camp in Bethany was, “Beat it kid.” Beach and I had a major problem that I We walked along in silence, then Bill took to Sgt. Cordrey. said, “Do you think I should have given it “Bill, the Phillies have got a double to him?” header tonight and I can’t miss it,” I said. “Naw, you can buy a set of hub caps “Boy, you are going to cost me my for less than that,” I said. stripes,” said a very sympathetic first serQuick as a flash Bill chased that kid geant. “Go ahead, but be here before daydown and paid him for his insurance policy. break and don’t say anything to anyone.” Some years ago, Bill and wife had been Off I went to see the Phillies, by myon a cruise and went back to the airport self. I arrived back at camp around 4:30 hotel to get their car but could not locate a.m., saving Bill and myself problems. This was the start of a great friendship and it, so Bill went inside to tell the concierge of his problem. “My car has been stolen,” many ball games together as the years said Bill in frustration. went by. “Take it easy it happens all the time,” In 1971, Bill and I both went to see the

said the concierge. “Not to my car,” said Bill in a manner that later proved to be funny. Ironically, a few months later Bill’s stripped down car was found in that same North Philly neighborhood where we had attended so many ball games, years ago. I could go for several of my columns telling these stories but hopefully you see that Bill had a great talent of sharing his life and making us all laugh and for that we are all grateful. There will be one familiar face missing from our trip this year, but you can bet that familiar face will be discussed. Bill, you have provided us with so many great memories and for that we are so thankful. The Phillies are going to win a championship for you in 2007.

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The Friends of the Laurel Public Library is holding a competition to find a new logo that reflects their mission: to help the library better serve the community, especially children and teens. The logo has to be in the shape of a circle. It will be used in both color and black and white publications and should be from 1 to 3 inches large. Participants cannot be older than 18 and must reside in the Laurel School District. Entries must be entirely the work of the


participant. The creator of the winning logo will get $100. The Friends of the Laurel Public Library, who will not know the identity of the participants, will select the winning entry. The Friends of the Laurel Public Library will become the sole owner of the winning entry. For additional information, call the library, 875-3184.

Charity Lodge #27 Independent Order Odd Fellows in Laurel will celebrate its 150-year anniversary this year, 1857-2007. Lodge historian Richard Hutchinson says that plans are incomplete at this time, but members plan to share their proud history with the community. The Grand Master of Delaware, Jerry Lynch, is from Charity Lodge and there are at present about 110 members in the lodge. Please see the letter to the editor for information on becoming a lodge member. Harvey Cordrey is a lifelong resident of Bethel and has always been a part of things there. He is also a member of that famous early-morning coffee group at the Bethel store. Harvey is a member of the

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Historical Society of Bethel and the other evening he told a group of us that the society is going to restart Bethel Heritage Days in October. “Only thing, it won’t be in downtown Bethel,” said Harvey very seriously. Quick as a flash someone asked, “Just where is downtown Bethel?” Well, the event will be held mostly near the museum. I will provide more details as they become available. Downtown Bethel — is it near the airport? On a cold Monday morning, Jan. 29, in Laurel, there was a ribbon cutting for a new ownership of Accents Florist. Owner is Heather Werner, a Johnson & Wales graduate, who is originally from Lincoln, but now lives with her husband Daniel and two children, Harli and Devin, in Laurel. Daniel is from Delmar. They bought the business from Judy Chaudin a couple of months ago. Welcome Heather. Don’t forget Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. the Perfect Touch Gallery on Market and Central Avenue in Laurel will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening. State representative “Biff” Lee has invited me to Dover to see the House in session, or the “wheels of democracy” in action. I think I may go — I would like to introduce a few bills. Let’s see, phone, electric, that is what he means, isn’t it? Have a hilarious week everyone and Harold Wayne Givens, see you at the truck stop for coffee, soon!


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Letters Paving over Paradise According to data from the Delaware Population Consortium, the population of Sussex County increased from 157,459 to an estimated 180,275 between 2000 and 2006. How many of those 22,816 people who moved to Sussex County in the last few years do you think came here to live here because they hoped a 500-acre commercial monstrosity like Discovery would be built in the area? Probably none. Most moved to Sussex because they were attracted by the quiet, peaceful countryside, wide open spaces, woods, ponds, wildlife, fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation, low pollution, low crime rate and other desirable qualities of life associated today with the area surrounding towns like Laurel and Seaford. And that’s why people stay here to live and raise their families. Local politicians claim that Discovery is in the best interests of the people who live here. Maybe in the best financial interests of a few. One of these local politicians says her “heart goes out” to the people who will be adversely affected; another says he “can sympathize with them.” That’s nice. These words are of no comfort to the more than 98 families who live in the immediate vicinity of the project and whose homes and lives will be forever negatively altered by Discovery — and who have no direct legal say in whether or not the project continues. In addition to these more than 98 families, everyone living in (or traveling through!) this area will be adversely impacted by the Discovery Project. There will be tremendous traffic jams, congestion, heavy equipment exhaust, pollution, noise, dust, piles of trash, etc., around the huge construction site along U.S. 13 for many years to come. And the final result may be as big a disaster as the construction process. A similar project, Sports at the Beach (Georgetown), went bankrupt. Of course, if Discovery eventually goes bankrupt, its developers will have made their profits and moved on to bring their version of “progress” to another town, leaving those of us living in the Laurel/Seaford area with a costly, overwhelming white elephant on our hands. Is this really what we want? Is this really what the Laurel mayor and town council really wants? If we allow the relatively quiet, peaceful character of this area to be destroyed, it will be gone forever — for us, our children and grandchildren. We had better be sure. “Don’t it always seem to go “That you don’t know what you’ve got “‘Til it’s gone “They paved Paradise “And put up a parking lot.” R. C. Landes Laurel

Co-op still has lowest rates March 1, the Delaware Electric Cooperative will increase its rates by 5.5 percent which will be a $5.69 monthly increase on a 1,000 kilowatt residential bill. This will allow us to:

• Meet our financial requirements • Build new and rebuild existing lines and substations • Continue providing reliable electric service. This rate increase is not the result of member regulation. (Members of the cooperative recently voted to allow the cooperative to opt out of regulation by the Public Service Commission.) In fact, our member regulation initiative allowed us to minimize this increase. Member regulation helps every day to keep our rates low and reliability high. Your cooperative has performed very well with respect to competitive electric rates for our region. In fact, we are the lowest cost provider. The good news is we are going to continue to be the lowest cost provider in the region. Delaware Electric Cooperative is a progressive member-owned electric utility serving more than 68,000 member-owners. For more information visit the Web site at Rob Book Delaware Electric Cooperative

New state rep to the rescue How many of you in recent years have had to travel over the railroad crossing connecting Herring Run and Ross Station roads? For years, hundreds of tires have blown as well as damage to vehicles from loose planks flying up. We have tried for a long time to bring the railroad company and highway departments together for repairs without success. We finally told our sad story to new state Rep. Danny Short and within 10 days he was successful in bringing all departments together to review the problem. Just a few days later large pieces of equipment started arriving on the scene and repairs began. Have you crossed the tracks in the area lately? If not, please go and see the expert workmanship involved in installing a new road over the tracks that is as “smooth as silk.” The 39th District will be eternally grateful to our new representative, Danny Short, for giving us a miracle to start this New Year of 2007. We’re proud to have you, Danny. Lucy Slacum Seaford

Lodge looking for members This year, on July 10, 2007, Charity Lodge #27 , of the I.O.O.F., of Laurel, will celebrate its 150th year of working within our community. The Odd Fellows of Laurel have had a long- standing and deeprooted relationship with the Laurel community and the surrounding area, and God willing, it will continue to do so well into the future. Have you ever thought of becoming an Odd Fellow? If you would like to become a member of Charity lodge #27, learn the mysteries of Odd Fellowship and join a camaraderie of men who work together on various projects that give back to the local community, contact us for a membership application. You may contact the Lodge at 875-1154 and leave a message, or write to us at PO Box 146, Laurel, DE 19956, or talk to an Odd Fellow you know, or simply

knock on our door at 7:15 p.m. on a Thursday night and ask for an application. We are looking for people of good character who want to work on projects within the community. We don’t need members in name only. Richard S. Hutchinson Odd Fellows Lodge historian Laurel

Speaking on behalf of life January of this year was the 34th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade ruling from the Supreme Court, and I felt I wold like to say a few words on behalf of life. Jan. 22, 1973, was a dark day for America. I don’t know how many people know this, but “Jane Roe,” in the “Roe vs. Wade” case claimed to have been gangraped, and she was actually told to say this and was used by Planned Parenthood to support their case before the Court. She has since become a Christian and has written a book about her testimony. Before becoming a Christian, she worked in abortion clinics, so in her book she also shared some of the “gross” things about abortion clinics that the average person would not know. I have also read the book written by another lady who also was a strong advocate of abortion and worked in abortion clinics, and has since become a Christian, and is now pro-life. She also spoke of atrocities that took place in these so-called clinics, plus how much money was and is made in the abortion industry. Millions are made each year by Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. Most people don’t realize that a lot of this abortion issue is about money. When “Roe vs. Wade” was passed, there was a question of when life really begins. Pro-life people like myself believe and realize that life begins at conception. This is what God says in his word, the Bible. At that time, we did not have the technology we have today. Planned Parenthood and other pro-death advocates were able to say that the newly conceived baby was a “blob of tissue” or a “product of pregnancy,” therefore convincing people that the baby was not a person yet, and had no value. Over 30 years ago, when I was having complications during a pregnancy, there was only one doctor in the area who had a machine that could detect a heartbeat before the fourth month. Now, with advancements in medical science, we have sonography and pregnancy can be detected very early. Parents can even be told the sex of the child, as well as other information. Of course, before that, everyone knew that it was a baby from the beginning, especially doctors and nurses, but abortion advocates cast doubts in the minds of some to support their case. One of the reasons given in support of abortion was that there would be no unwanted children (they would be killed before they were born). It was reasoned that this would put an end to child abuse. In fact, child abuse has increased over the years, not decreased. What has happened is that children, rather than being considered as valuable, blessings and gifts from God, many times are viewed as an inconvenience.

In closing, I want to thank Bryant Richardson for his editorials in support of life. I, too, would not vote for someone who is pro-death, no matter what political party they belong to, if I knew it. Thank you for reading my letter. I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be living in a country where we can still express our views. Rebecca Tobat Laurel

State should go with wind power In 35 days, Delaware will have an opportunity that may never present itself again. In 35 days, four departments of government will vote on the kind of energy that we will have for the foreseeable future. We now have an opportunity to change the status quo. Present plans suggest that unless nothing is done to change the pre-existing mind-set, our government will place a vote for inertia: We shall vote to use more coal. And while such a decision flies in the face of good sense, the coal industry and their lobbyists argue mightily that coal is the way to go. Clearly, profits supersede all other priorities when anyone barely literate knows what coal does to the air and the water. Coal is still the bad guy in the pollution department. Gasification or not, coal still puts residues into the air that kill 20,000 people a year, according to studies of coal’s health impact on the population. But more than that, coal effluents change the acidity of the oceans which, in turn, changes the food chain from the bottom up. Imagine an ocean with no fish! Coal effluents raise the sea’s temperature levels and contribute significantly to our global warming problem. It is expected that rising temperature levels alone will increase melting of the Greenland ice cap, changing the density of the North Atlantic and perhaps changing once and for all the effect of the “conveyor belt” that keeps all continental temperatures moderate. If the Gulf Stream ceases to operate, as it did 10,000 years ago, we can all expect another Ice Age. Remember, the last Ice Age nearly ended all life on this planet as we know it. Based on the current trends, global melting alone may raise ocean levels by 5 feet over the next 30 or 40 years! These are not minor considerations that we can just ignore; these decisions will impact what becomes of us. To generate wind energy we don’t have to consume anything or burn anything. With wind power there are no toxic residues that foul up the air we breathe or the water we use. Wind energy may not be perfect but it is definitely getting a bad rap from very biased critics who want us to increase our consumption of fossil fuels which we know poison the air and water and contribute to an increasing number of health issues. We can still demand of our politicians that they reverse the chain of inertia that stands ready to destroy the future for Delaware. We can still make a difference. But it is up to us and time is running out. Les Aaron The Committee for Positive Change Lewes



Entertainment County Council to provide Underwriting of Southern Delaware Choral Society Concert to Honor Veterans Concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, is pleased to be the recipient of two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited

number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m.

Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569. In addition to the generous support of the Sussex County Council, in particular Councilman Lynn Rogers, the concert is underwritten in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composerarranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013.

Antiques appraiser Saturday at Harley Davidson Antiques appraiser John Bruno will be at Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Saturday, Feb. 3. Bruno’s inaugural appearance in 2006 was a smash hit with collectors and spectators alike. Bruno is the co-host and resident appraiser on ‘’Antique Show and Sell.’’ John and his wife Tina have been antique dealers for more than 39 years. Bruno will offer two sessions of appraisals, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to bring in two items per person for his evaluation. There are no appointments and ap-

praisals are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you do not have any antiques, seating will be available to come in and listen for awhile and gain some great education. Harley-Davidson of Seaford is located on Rt. 13, 1 mile north of Seaford and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Bruno is an Antiques Appraiser and TV Personality who currently appears as Featured Appraiser & Co-Host for “Treasure Seekers” on Dish Network’s VOOM/TreasureHD. Most recently he appeared as

Delaware Tech Adult Plus plans Valentine’s Day Dinner Show Delaware Tech Adult Plus+ will hold a Valentine Dinner Show featuring great music and delicious food at the Student Services Center Dining Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Join Joe Scaturro and Tom Sweeney of Foot Light Production, Inc., as they perform a bevy of hits like the Frank Sinatra classics ‘One for My Baby’ and ‘Strangers in the Night’ to other memorable tunes ranging from ‘My Funny Valentine’ to ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco.’ Tickets are $55 per person and $99 per couple. Early registration is requested. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Host/Appraiser, Interviewer, and Producer on Metro TV’s “Antique Show & Sell” (Full run: 2003-05). He appeared on-screen daily (M-F) cohosting the show, appraising antiques and interviewing collectors and specialists in the world of Antiques, as well as traveling to regional locations to promote the show. Beginning in spring 2007, John will appear as Featured Appraiser & Modernism Expert for “Pop Nation” on the Discovery Channel. Bruno is the Antiques Expert of record for Long Island’s Newsday, and hosts Ap-

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3 Auctions by Marshall Auctions -- Large Public Multi-Estate Auction Selling from the Estates of Edith Irwin and Eleanor Warrington both of Laurel, DE, as well as the Living Estates of Katherine Gnagey of Westover, Helen Vespasian of Ocean City, and several other local estates.

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Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Glass/China/Collectables (5pm): 4 painted Millennium edition walking liberty silver dollars, $100 silver Franklin bill, African carvings and sculptures, Lladro figurine, coke advertising pieces, Ocean City oyster can, 2 split oak baskets, Gorham silver, Noritake, Bayard, DE advertising thermometer, nude oil on canvas, Donald Duck puppets, Esso oil can radio, beer advertising mirrors and neons, stoneware crocks, 2 cobalt lanterns, children’s books and toys, Banex electric guitar and amplifier, Weyman banjo, violin, accordion, amber sandwich plates, crystal punch bowl and cups, and still unpacking!! Tools and Appliances (6:30pm) Lincoln Arc Welder, DR 9hp Field and Brush Mower, Craftsman tools including the following- 5hp 22 gal air compressor, 7.8hp 2500psi pressure washer, radial arm saw, yard cart, bench grinder, weed whacker, leaf blower, ratchet set, chainsaw, spreader, sprayer, tool belt, tool box, battery charger, hammers and screwdrivers- John Deere push mower, McCollah blower, White edger, White push mower, Toro blower, Pride handicap motorized scooter, table saw, yard vac chipper, Milwaukee right angle drill, Shelton tow hitch, half inch impact wrench, homelite chainsaw, burgess bug fogger, ridged pipe wrenches, lawn sweeper, tree trimmer, tow cables and chains, very large vice, sledge hammers, fire axes, many garden tools, hose reels, 2 GE Refrigerators, upright freezer, 4 burner stove, Weber gas grill, double gas burner, turkey fryer, Gora 16” chrome wheels and more!! Furniture and TV’s (7:30pm): 55” Magnavox TV, 55” RCA TV, 53” Sony TV, Toshiba 27” TV, Sanyo 25” TV, RCA 25” TV, TV’s by Phillips, G&E and more, 5 Pc Willet Wildwood Solid Cherry BRS w matching twin beds, Willet sideboard, Broyhill floral loveseat and sofa, 3pc Lane living room suite, Lay-Z-Boy recliner, 4pc contemporary BRS, 4 drawer file cabinet, 2 carved oak end tables, oak drop leaf coffee table, cherry entertainment center, pine entertainment center, oak upholstered rocking chair, sleeper sofa, floral deco sofa, 1 drawer oak end stand, Queen Anne style sofa table, rattan chair, teak table and four chairs, Heywood Wakefield dresser, solid wood bookshelves, Cherokee cherry dresser w/ mirror, waterfall vanity and dresser, Walnut solid wood front china cabinet, 9 pc mahogany dinning room suite, large oriental rug, sleeper sofa, many misc prints, iron bed, 4 bar stools, white painted 2 pc corner cabinet, oriental rugs, 4 drawer file, 2 dinette sets, 2 DVD players, many vcr’s, JL Audio, Bose, Advent, and Polk speakers, amplifiers and more!! Box lots will be sold last: Milk glass vases, misc amber glass, lesser china, flatware, flower planters, cups and saucers, sewing machine, Ethan Allen dinette set, many pcs of nice exercise equipment, and still unpacking!! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Millie’s.

INCREDIBLE ESTATE GUN AUCTION w/SELECT ADDITIONS “Men’s Night Out Auction” -- Friday, Feb. 9th, 2007 at 5 PM Held at the Marshall Auction Facility at 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Fantastic Selection of Estate quality Rifles, Shotguns & Pistols, Waterfowl Prints, Decoys, Swords, Bayonets, Ammunition, 2001 Suzuki King Quad 300, 1982 Jeep CJ-5, much more!

Highlighted items: S & W Schofield .45 Cal Revolver, Spencer 56-56 carbine, 1847 Springfield Musketoon, Remington Mdl 11 Premier “F”Grade & many others!

Preview: Thur. Feb 8th 6 – 9 PM & Day of Sale from 12 – 5 PM Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, MD turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. For additional directions view website. Guns: View website or the Guide East for a full listing of the 256 Guns. Decoys: 16 Decoys by Karen Todd from the Early 1980’s including a Widgeon, Whistling Swan, Bluebill, Green & Blue Wing Teal, Pintail, Old Squaw, Pair Wood Ducks, Red Breasted Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Ringneck, Red Head, Drake Mallard & Common Loon. Additional decoys include a Ruddy Duck, Goldeneye and 2 Madison Mitchell decoys (Bluebill & Hen Canvasback). Miniatures including a Miles Hancock Pintail & Green Wing Teal + 13 mini’s from Bennie Daisey of Chincoteague, VA. Joe Travers cork Black Duck working decoys from Mardela Springs. Fishing/Boating: Evinrude 3 HP outboard, Mariner 4 HP outboard, Evinrude 6 HP outboard, Johnson 25 HP w/electric start, 2 trailer winches w/remotes, Magellan GPS, GPS Map 178C, Hummingbird LCR 4-ID, 3 Marine Grade AM/FM/CD players, 4 sets Marine Speakers, power supplies, 2 Clarion XMD2-R marine AM/FM/CD players, 2 manual winches, ski ropes, wakeboards, 4 sets water ski’s, Inflatable rafts/tubes, Qty fishing rods, reels incl. Fresh/Salt water, surf, trolling rods, Narito Tokyo antique fly rod in box. Swords/Bayonets: WWII Japanese Army NCO Katana style sword SN# 82991 w/matching scabbard & U.S. Military letter authorizing its return to the U.S., WWII Japanese Officers Katana style sword, Japanese WWII Bayonet, 2 Oriental style swords, U.S. WWII bayonets, 1878 French bayonet, WWII German SA Dagger, DU knives! Commemorative Swords: The American Independence Sword by Wilkinson Swords issued by the U.S. Historical Society SN #335 of 1,000. Cost $2,300 in 1976. George Washington Inaugural sword by Wilkinson Swords. Cost $925 in 1974. Issued by U.S. Bicentennial Society SN #335 of 1,000. Emporer Napoleon I Ceremonial Sword by Wilkinson Swords. ATV: Immaculate one owner 2001 Suzuki King Quad 300 4x4, red, only 92 miles. Vehicles/Motorhome: 1982 Jeep CJ-5, Fiberglass body, 35” like new BFG all terrain tires, 350 Chevy motor, 4 speed transmission, tan soft top, pearl color. 1996 Coachman Catalina 340FL, Gas eng., 32,556K miles, Canopy, sleeps 5, kitchen w/range, fridge, freezer, microwave & much more. Polar Center Console Boat: 21’ Polar CC w/200 Mercury Saltwater Series, Venture roller trailer, T-top w/spreader lights, Marine head, raw water wash down, 48 Gallon livewell, Lowrance GPS, XM radio, SS prop w/low hours (Approx. 115 hours) Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Any person not known to the Auction Co. who is paying by check needs to bring a current bank letter of credit. Auction Co. reserves the right to hold any firearm(s) paid for by check until the check clears. Transfer paperwork will be complete on all modern firearms. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Vehicle titles held 10 days unless paid by cash/credit card. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Millie’s. THE GUNS ARE BEING STORED OFFSITE AT A SECURE LOCATION. WE ARE GLADLY ACCEPTING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS FOR THE AUCTION. VIEW WEB FOR A CURRENT LISTING & 1000+ PICS OF THE 256 GUNS ALREADY CATALOGUED

Estate Auction – 3 BR, 1 BA Estate home in Laurel, DE Marshall Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Mrs. Edith H. Irwin of Laurel, DE.

Thursday February 22nd, at 5:18 PM – 10976 Delaware Ave., Laurel, DE Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1 BA split level home on a large 1/3 Acre lot in Lakeside Manor Real Estate Preview: Feb. 13th 5 - 6 PM & Feb. 18th 1-2 PM Directions: At Rt. 13 & Delaware Ave (Just South of Rt. 9 at the traffic light at Mitchell’s Furniture) turn We st onto Delaware Ave & follow for 0.2 miles to home on the left. Signs posted. Description: Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1 BA, split level Estate home located in a wonderful neighborhood in Laurel, DE. The home has a spacious floor plan, updated kitchen and HVAC system and has a large yard. The home in centrally located near Rt. 13 expediting travel North & South. This Estate home would make and ideal starter home or an excellent investment opportunity. Real Estate Terms: $6,000.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

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Pristine Marshfront 1.9 AC$149,900 SAVE THOUSANDS! Off- season prices! Estate- size marshfront w/ Pamlico River access & sweeping water & sunrise views. Easy access to fishing, boating, & other water recreation. Located near historic Washington NC. Gated community w/ paved roads, water, sewer, plus full service marina w/ boat slips, private white sand beach, boat ramp & more. Exc. financing. Call now 1800-732-6601, X 1710 Charles Watkeys, Broker This is the one to buy! 20 Acres for $139,400! It has a 50 mile 3 state views that go on forever! Convenient location to major interstate and historic town! Special financing available! Call 1800-888-1262 Unbelievable price for 23 acres! Only $113,900! Never before, never again! Wooded mtn. Property with stream and untouchable mtn views! Enjoy Private River Access. Great financing Available! Call 1-800888-1262 Land/Acreage 270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40 MILE MTN VIEWS, STATE ROAD FRONTAGE, 8 AC $114,800. Build your dream cabin with direct 40 miles mtn views all around you. Private ownership to direct National Forest access & stocked trout stream. Ready to build. Call now 1877-777-4837 Medical Supplies NEW FEATHERWEIGHT & SCOOTER- TYPE MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIRS at no cost to you if eligible.

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SWIMMING POOLS - Year end clearance sale on all above ground swimming pools. All pools must go. Many pools to choose from. For example: 19x31 oval pool with deck, fence and filter for only $1,180.00. Installation extra. 100% Financing Available. Call now for free backyard survey! Crown Pools 888-5906466.

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Title of publication: Seaford Star Publication number: 016-428 Date of filing: September 29, 2006 Frequency of issue: weekly Number of issues published annually: 52 Annual subscription price: $17 in county, $22 out of county, $27 out of state. Complete mailing address: Morning Star Publications Inc., 628 W. Stein Hwy., P.O. Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973-1000 Publisher: Bryant L. Richardson, 215 Elm Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Owners: Bryant L. & Carol A. Richardson, 215 Elm Drive, Seaford, DE 19973; JoAnn Sullivan, 303 Vesper Ave., Federalsburg, MD 21632; John Patrick Murphy, 28342 Discountland Road, Laurel, DE 19956; Mrs. Douglas J. Mordes, 901 Short Lane, Seaford, DE 19973; Christina M. Reaser, 34804 Susan Beach Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

Title of publication: Laurel Star Publication number: 016-427 Date of filing: September 29, 2006 Frequency of issue: weekly Number of issues published annually: 52 Annual subscription price: $17 in county, $22 out of county, $27 out of state. Complete mailing address: Morning Star Publications Inc., 628 W. Stein Hwy., P.O. Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973-1000 Publisher: Bryant L. Richardson, 215 Elm Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Owners: Bryant L. & Carol A. Richardson, 215 Elm Drive, Seaford, DE 19973; JoAnn Sullivan, 303 Vesper Ave., Federalsburg, MD 21632; John Patrick Murphy, 28342 Discountland Road, Laurel, DE 19956; Mrs. Douglas J. Mordes, 901 Short Lane, Seaford, DE 19973; Christina M. Reaser, 34804 Susan Beach Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

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NOTICE Blades Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday, February 13, 2007 to hear requests for building permits, site plan reviews and zoning change requests. The meeting will be held in Hardin Hall, West Fourth Street, Blades, DE at 7:00 PM, EST. Please contact the Town Administrator to be placed on the agenda. 2/1/1tc

An Ordinance to amend Chapter 6, Article 6-1, Adoption of the Electrical Code. ARTICLE 1. NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE Sec. 6-1. Adoption of Electrical Code (a) The 2005 Edition of the National Electrical Code, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is adopted and by this reference made a part of this Chapter with the same force and effect as though set out in full herein, as the official Electrical Code of the City. (b) One copy of the National Electrical Code shall be on file in the office of the Clerk for public inspection and use. Adopted January 23, 2007. 2/1/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, To repeal Chapter 6, Article 2. Electrical Service, Section 6-2 thru Sec. 6-8 and replace with Sec. 6-2. Electrical Rules and Regulations of the City of Seaford. (a) The Electrical Rules and Regulation of the City of Seaford is adopted and by this reference made a part of this Chapter with the same force and effect as though set out in full herein, as the official Rules and Regulations. Amended: January 23, 2007. 2/1/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An Ordinance to amend: ELECTRIC RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, DELAWARE, ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT, Chapter 11 by adding (b) (9), Electric System Cost Recovery Fee. Copies of the Ordinance Amendment may be obtained at the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware, during normal business hours or by calling Wendy Pinkine at 302-6299173. Adopted: January 9, 2007. Effective: July 1, 2007. 2/1/1tc

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PUBLIC NOTICE The parcels listed below, recently annexed into the Town of Bridgeville, have been identified with the following zoning: Cannon Road Farms, LLC, Cannon Road Farms Two LLC & Wilson Farm LLC -#1-31-18.00-22, 28, & 35; #1-31-19.00-8, 8.01 & 8.03 - Residential Planned Community Zoning. 1-31-18.00-36.01 - Wilson Agricultural Preserve. The following properties are all C-1 Zoning District: Beach Commercial Realty LLC - #1-31-15.00-3 & 3.01, F.E.D. Investments L.L.C. - #1-31-15.00-1.00, Robert W. Hunsberger #1-31-11.00-16 & 16.01, Jimmy’s Grille & Catering, LLC - #1-31-15.00-4, 5, 7, & 9, Miller Furniture Industries, Inc. - #1-31-11.005.01, Tull Group LLC - #13115.00-8, 10, 11, & 12. Town of Bridgeville Bonnie Walls, Town Manager 2/1/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 8:30 p.m., in the Town Hall, 201 Mechanic Street, Town of Laurel, DE. The public hearing will be conducted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Laurel, to consider the request of Debbie Brittingham, Tastee Freez, Royal Farms, Bargain Bills Flea Market and Doug Whaley, applications for the annexation into the Town for property located contiguous to the existing corporate limits of the Town of Laurel, on the west and east side of U.S. Route 13, tax map nos. 2-32/12.15/32, 33, 34, 39.01, 40; 2-32/12.00/48, 105 & 106.01. All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing and present their views. Additional information, including copies of the annexation requests and other pertinent documents, may be obtained at Town Hall during regular business hours. Mayor and Council of Laurel, Delaware 2/1/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 8:40 p.m. (following

the previous public hearing) In the Town Hall, 201 Mechanic Street, Town of Laurel, De. The public hearing will be conducted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Laurel, to consider the request of Craig and Juanita Littleton, applications for the annexation into the Town for property located contiguous to the existing corporate limits of the Town of Laurel, on Tenth Street, tax map nos. 4-32/8.10/86 & 88. All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing and present their views. Additional information, including copies of the annexation requests and other pertinent documents, may be obtained at Town Hall during regular business hours. Mayor and Council of Laurel, Delaware 2/1/1tc

NOTICE Two Offices for the Bethel Town Council are open for Nominations. Intentions to run shall be in writing and in the hands of the Recording Secretary, Bill Rutledge, P.O. Box 107, Bethel, DE 19931, by February 14, 2007. Elections will be held on the 24th day of February, 2007, at the Bethel Community House from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. WILLIAM H. RUTLEDGE RECORDING SECRETARY 2/1/3tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Northwest Fork Hundred Case No. 9770 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article XI, Subsection 11581, Item A(2) of said ordinance of DAVID C. LUDEMA/KENT SIGN CO. who are seeking a special use exception to place a billboard, to be located intersection of U.S. Route 13A and Road 642. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, MARCH 5, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be re-

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NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE On Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. local time or as soon as possible thereafter, the Board of Adjustment of Laurel will reconvene their meeting of January 18, 2007, and sit in the Mayor and Council Chambers of the Mayor and Council of Laurel, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware, to continue to publicly hear and determine the matter of granting a variance unto the Discovery Group, LLC, concerning property located on U.S. Route 13 North of the Car Store, Sussex County tax map and Town of Laurel account number 2-32/6.00/40, for the purpose of relocating Sharp Energy tanks on the above reference parcel, which will not meet the Town of Laurel’s Zoning Ordinance Large Parcel Development Overlay District (LPD-OD) Section 4.8.9, Prohibited Uses. This property is located in a Large Parcel Development Overlay District (LPD-OD). You are hereby notified to be present with your witnesses, other evidence, and counsel, if you have any, and to attend the determination of the Board of Adjustment. The Board may enter into closed session to consult with the town’s attorney in regards of this matter. Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time without further written notice. Issued this 29th day of January 2007. Board of Adjustment The Town of Laurel 2/1/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing to afford interested parties of 31 Church Street, Bridgeville, Delaware, an opportunity to show cause why the building investigated by the Dangerous Building Inspection Committee should not be declared to be a hazard to life and property and why it should not be ordered to be demolished. The Public Hearing is scheduled for 7:00 P.M., or as soon as possible thereafter at the monthly Commission Meeting on Monday, February 12, 2007, at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF

Estate of Lawson B. Bradshaw, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Lawson B. Bradshaw who departed this life on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Janet L. Bradshaw on the 19th day of January, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Janet L. Bradshaw 33949 St. George Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/1/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Elton Charles Cable, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elton Charles Cable who departed this life on the 7th day of September, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Carol J. Crouse on the 19th day of January, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 7th day of May, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Carol J. Crouse 806 Hurley Pk. Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/1/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Colleen R. Baylis, a/k/a Mary Colleen Baylis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Colleen R. Baylis, a/k/a Mary Colleen Baylis who

PAGE 35 departed this life on the 25th day of November, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Pamela E. Rhue on the 18th day of January, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 25th day of July, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Pamela E. Rhue 210 East 6th St., Blades, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/1/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Oliver Charles Hayes, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Oliver Charles Hayes who departed this life on the 15th day of December, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Wilmington Trust Company on the 23rd day of January, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 15th day of August, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Wilmington Trust Company 1100 N. Market Street, Rodney Sq. North, Wilmington, DE 19801 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/1/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Anna Alice McCabe, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Anna Alice McCabe who departed this life on the 28th day of December, A.D. 2006 late of Selbyville, DE were duly granted unto Michael H. McCabe on the 16th day of January, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the

28th day of August, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Michael H. McCabe 32378 Hickory Hill Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells Procino Wells, LLC 123 Pennsylvania Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/1/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Olwen Mary Price, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Olwen Mary Price who departed this life on the 3rd day of January, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto David W. Baker on the 17th day of January, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 3rd day of September, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: David W. Baker P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 2/1/3tc

NOTICE On Saturday 2/24/07 at 11:00 a.m. Peninsula Mini Storage located at 40 S. Market St. Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Ray & Trudy Tice, Laurel, DE, Unit #’s 114-143, 115-142, 153, 202, 205, 210 Laurel, DE Bidding guidelines available on request Peninsula Mini Storage 302-6295743. 1/25/2tc

FREE CLASSIFIEDS Personal Items for Sale. No Vendors Please.

Call 629-9788, or send to P.O. Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973.



Community Bulletin Board Events


A Toast to Romance

Nanticoke Little League

Wishes, Bubbles and romance - The Shoppes of High Street in Historic Downtown Seaford will be hosting a toast to Romance. Couples are encouraged to stroll High Street on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-4 p.m. and join participating retailers for a champagne tasting, hosted by Nylon Package Store. Learn about the different types of champagne and enter drawings for romantic giveaways and door prizes. Register your special Valentine wish with your favorite retailers during your visit.

Dolls for Sale at Seaford Museum On Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-4 p.m., at the Seaford Museum there will be an exhibit and sale of dolls made by Miriam Fruehauf. Mrs. Fruehauf and her husband retired in Seaford. She is a very talented seamstress having worked in a bridal gown salon for many years. She is the past vice-president of the Embroidery Guild of America. Her dolls are handmade with soft-sculptured features beautifully dressed in clothing designed by Mrs. Fruehauf. Hand-beaded velvet neck scarves made by Mrs. Fruehauf will also be for sale along with other scarves she had designed. Also on display and for sale will be dolls made by Pat Vandeursen from Pittsburgh, Pa. Ms. Vandeursen teaches doll making as part of her one-of-a-kind doll business. Mrs. Fruehauf is a former student. This display and sale is open to everyone as part of the downtown celebration of Romance. Stop in the museum and buy a doll or fill out your wish list for Valentine's Day. For more information call the Seaford museum 628-9828.

Hearts for Hope Hearts for Hope - A benefit dinner and auction for Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-c3 non-profit organization, will be held on Feb. 17, 6 p.m., to the Laurel Fire Hall. Entertainment will be by Beverly La Fazia and Robert Naylor. Tickets are on sale at Laurel Petroleum, or from any LCF Board member, for $25. Call Leigh Clark for information at 875-9480.

Chronic pain relief "Finding Hope with Chronic Pain" is a seminar that will pursue the effects, influences, and interventions for chronic pain. Cindy Heck will be presenting this seminar at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heck is an author and RN, with a masters degree in counseling. She will share from personal experience and Biblical truth how to develop a heart of praise in the midst of your trail and be assured of the healing presence of God. Admission if pre-registered is $20, or $25 at the door, which includes light refreshments and workbook. Register online at or call the office at 875-5380. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Rt. 13A.

Polar Bear Plunge The 16th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware, the state's largest organization dedicated to providing year-round athletic training and sports competition for children and adults with intellectual disabili-

The Nanticoke Little League will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket sets, Collectors Club, Membership basket, Journal basket, Napkin set and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, Heartwood Serving Bowl basket, Toboso Plaid Throw or one of the eight door prizes. Several chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Nanticoke Little League member, call 875-2947, or email

Women Supporting Women Parkside High School Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road on Thursday, Feb. 8. The event is to benefit the students and they chose to donate a portion of the proceeds to Women Supporting Women. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Special raffle 50/50. Call for tickets at Parkside High School 410677-5143, Susan Megargee 443-8803130, or Women Supporting Women 410-548-7880. ties, will take place Sunday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. at Rehoboth Beach. Sponsored by Wawa, the Plunge has evolved into Special Olympics Delaware's most significant fundraiser and has drawn more than 2,000 participating 'Polar Bears' each of the past four years, including an event record 2,390 participants in 2006. To participate, 'Polar Bears' must register for the Plunge and collect a minimum of $50 in pledges. On-line registration can be completed on the Special Olympics Delaware web site The 2006 Plunge raised $426,000 for Special Olympics Delaware, and has raised more than $2.9 million since starting in 1992.

Watermelon Convention The 42nd Annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held February 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. The competition for the 2007 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen will be held during the convention. The competition is open to young women from Maryland or Delaware between the ages of 18 and 23. For more information about both the convention and the queen competition, visit, or call 443-783-2871.

Golden Dragons acrobats to perform at Delaware Tech The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an unforgettable acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adult, $18 for student with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Owens Campus Student Tickets are available for purchase, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 8551617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Blind Willie Band Blind Willie Band playing Classic Rock (Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzie, Bob Segar, Lynard Skynard, etc.) will be at Federalsburg VFW Hall, Federalsburg, Md. on Feb. 10, from 8 p.m. till midnight. Tickets are $20 per couple to benefit Oddfellows, Hebron Lodge #14, Seaford. Come out and have fun and support an outstanding local organization in the process. For more information contact, Robert Anger 302542-4751.

How to submit items Submit Bulletin Board items by Thursday at noon. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email morningstarpub or drop off at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars.

Chambers Laurel Installation Dinner Laurel Chamber Installation Dinner will be on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:30-6 p.m. social, with dinner at 6 p.m., at the American Legion Hall. Tickets are $20 and must be paid for in advance. They can be purchased at MCM Jewelers.

Meetings Western Sussex Republican Club Join fellow Republicans in celebration of the birth and life of Ronald Reagan on Feb. 6, at the Golden Corral in Seaford, beginning at 6 p.m. This will be a time for celebration, socialization, camaraderie and an opportunity to focus on our 2007 goals. Representatives of the State Republican Party will be on hand and our guest speaker will be State Senate Minority Leader


Super Bingo Every Tuesday! CASH PAYOUT $100* Over 60 People $50* Under 60 People

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Friends of NRA Dinner and Auction WICOMICO SOUTH Saturday, February 17 at Delmar VFW 6:00 PM - Preview & Raffles

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Join Us For DINNER

1st & 3rd Fridays, Starting at 6 p.m.

MORNING STAR ✳ FEBRUARY 1 - 7, 2007 Charles Copeland. A buffet dinner and program is $15 and may be paid at the door. Call Monet Smith at 410-548-5229 or 302-542-4163 for more information.

19. There will be a short meeting followed by guest speaker, Dr. Beth Ross, DVM. Dr. Ross is new to the area. For details call Peggy at 629-5233.

Master Gardeners

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop "Starting Plants From Seeds," to be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Learn the basics of seed starting; including types of containers, timing, lighting, temperature, moisture, and soil. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 8562585, ext. 540, to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

AARP Chapter 5340 Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 will meet Feb. 5, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker Uday Jani, M.D., FACP of Shore view Medical P.A. will provide information about risk factors for coronary artery disease. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Jan. 29. New members are welcome.

SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Assoc will have their monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on High Street. If additional information is needed contact Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077, or Mary Lee DeLuca at 6298429.

Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Embroiders’ Guild meeting The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.

Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be at 7p.m. at the AmericInn in Harrington on Monday, Feb.

GOLF Kiwanis Tournament Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year’s winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

H.A.P.P.E.N. H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Seaford Museum. All are welcome.

Toastmasters Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or

April 5 - $150; May 5 - $150; June 5 $150; and July 5 - $110. Bus will be leaving from Mt. Calvary with other pickups which will be given at a later date. All checks should be made payable to Mt. Calvary UMC. Mail payments to Mary E. Jones, 16186 Progress School Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Price includes: Seven nights accommodations including seven deluxe continental breakfasts and six complete dinners including one dinner at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, Ill. A guided tour of Minneapolis; a tour of the state capital in St. Paul, Minn; a day of shopping at the Mall of America, etc. For more information, call Mary Jones, 337-7335. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. is the Pastor.

Overnight Trip to Atlantic City

Celtic Woman Concert on Friday, Feb. 23, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism's Happy Timers organization presents an overnight trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 22-23. The cost for the two-day trip is $105 based on double occupancy which includes motor coach transportation to and from the Wicomico Civic Center, one night of lodging, one meal, one free show ticket the night of arrival (if available) and two days of coin bonuses. Located on the boardwalk, the Tropicana is rated the best casino in Atlantic City and offers first class shopping and dining. For details call Sharon Engster at 410-548-4900, ext. 118.

Seaford WPS Branson trip

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nineday trip to Branson, Mo., May 3-11. The cost is $1,041 per person and includes bus transportation, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, eight shows, the Titanic Exhibit, Patch Collection Museum, Grants Farm and a guided tour of St. Louis including the Gateway Arch. All taxes, gratuities and luggage handling are also included. For more information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and

Trips Celtic Woman Concert

Norfolk Azalea Festival trip The Seaford Area Chapter of the AARP is conducting a trip to the Norfolk Azalea festival on April 18-21. The cost is $440 per person and includes: most meals, all tips and bus transportation; tickets to the Festival's Grand Parade and the Virginia International Military Tattoo Show; tours of the Norfolk Naval Base and Botanical Gardens; and a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk. Contact Patrick Curran at 6289743 by Feb. 8.

PAGE 37 six shows including: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

Food Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Fish Fry supports youth Laurel Wesleyan Church is having a Fish Fry Dinner to support the Youth on Friday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $5 (12 and under). Purchase in advance at Laurel Wesleyan Church or at the door. For more information call 8755380.

Oyster Fritter fry Laurel Charity Lodge #27 will hold an Oyster Fritter Fry, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 319 Poplar St., Laurel, across from the Laurel Police Dept. Serving Oyster, hamburger, and hotdog sandwiches, homemade ice cream and baked goods.

Benefit Dinner A dinner will be held at the Laurel Firehouse on Saturday, Feb. 17, to benefit Hope House I and II in Laurel. A buffet dinner will be served by "My Turn to Cook," with entertainment by Beverly La Fazia and Bob Naylor, and a live auction handled by Lee Collins. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Laurel petroleum,

LAUREL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION DINNER Tuesday, February 13, 2007 American Legion Post 19 in Laurel 5:30 - 6:00 Social 6:00 Dinner

Caroline AARP plans trip The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, the Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@

Mt. Calvary Minneapolis trip Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a trip to Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn., from Aug. 11-18. Cost is $760 per person, double occupancy - $280 extra if only one person to a room. Cancellation insurance available upon request. Deposit: $200 non refundable due before March 5. Payment Plan -

Tickets $20 Must be paid in advance by Friday, February 1st Tickets available at MCM Jewelers

Rob Propes from Bluewater Wind will be speaking on the company’s plan to establish a wind mill farm off the coast. EVERYONE IS WELCOME



Dennis O'Neal's, A&K, and the Insurance Market, or by calling Leigh Clark at 8759480. We anticipate a lot of interest and promise an evening to remember. All proceeds will benefit the town of Laurel by benefiting the maintenance of both units at Hope House.

Oyster Sandwich Day Hope Lodge Four, Oyster sandwich day, Saturday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, Polish sausage, soup, 102 West 6th St., Laurel. Eastern Star will have baked goods.

All-you-can-eat breakfast Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 4, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month, at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, children are invited to a Magic Tree House Book Party, featuring “Pirates Past Noon” and on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the library will present a Time Warp Trio Book Party, featuring “The Not-So-Jolly Roger.” Both Wednesday programs are from 4:15 – 5 p.m. and require pre-registration. Last day to record books is Saturday, March 3, and prizes will be awarded on Saturday, March 10. The student reading the most books will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift certificate and the classroom that has the most children completing the program by reading five books will win a Pizza Party. Top readers for each grade will also win prizes. For more information about the Laurel Public Library’s Winter Reading Program, or to register for the Book Parties, stop by the Library at 101 East 4th Street or call 875-3184.


Milford Unity BBQ

Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Rabies Clinic schedule The Rabies clinics will be held at the SPCA, Rt. 113, Georgetown. All dogs must be on leash; all cats must be in carriers. Dates are: Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1-3 p.m.; Friday, Feb 9, 10 a.m.-noon; Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.noon; Friday, March 2, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Rabies vaccination is $10; Canine distemper, $12; Feline Distemper, $10; Bordetella (kennel cough) $10. This is a no-exam vaccination clinic that will be held monthly. Call for more dates, 8566361.

Libraries Winter Reading Program Registration for the Laurel Public Library’s Second Annual K-6 Winter Reading Program “Pirates @the Library!” begins Saturday, Feb. 3. Children in grades K-6 who complete the program by reading five books will receive a book and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library, and will earn trips to the Treasure Box each time they add three books to their Reading Log. The month-long program will also feature several exciting programs, including a visit from the folks at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation to learn about real pirates on Saturday, Feb. 3, a Pirate Festival on Saturday, Feb. 17, and a Pirate movie on Saturday, March 3, all at 12:30 p.m.

Personal Safety On Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., the Georgetown Public Library in conjunction with the Georgetown Police Department will present a program called, "You, and Your Personal Safety" to the public. For more information on this program or any other program call the library at 856-7958.

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The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner that includes potato salad and baked beans. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 4228863.


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✳ FEBRUARY 1 - 7, 2007


Laurel Star Sports Laurel boys’ basketball falls to Caesar Rodney, Seaford By Mike McClure

Laurel’s Josh Kosiorowski, right, stares down his Sussex Central opponent during the 152 pound match last Wednesday. Kosiorowski was one of three Laurel wrestlers to record a pin against the Knights. Photo by Mike McClure

The Laurel varsity boys’ basketball team traded leads with Seaford in the first quarter of last Saturday’s home game against Seaford before the Blue Jays pulled away in the second half for a 7658 win. The Bulldogs held a first quarter lead in Friday’s game against Caesar Rodney, but the Riders went on to win by the score of 60-35. On Saturday, there were eight lead changes in the back and forth first quarter. Laurel’s Trent Passwaters scored a pair of baskets on feeds from Lance Kelley and Dexter Wise to give the Bulldogs a two point lead on two different occasions. Jernell Ross had a basket and an assist to give Laurel two more leads, but Seaford’s Mavenson Saincy scored three points at the end of the quarter for a 16-14 Blue Jay advantage. Passwaters and Seaford’s Kyan Andrews each had five points in the first quarter. Seaford’s Jeff Purnell hit a three-pointer on a pass from Saincy and Kyan Andrews scored four points for a 24-19 Seaford lead. Laurel’s Carey Shelton scored five straight points to cut the deficit to two points (26-24) before the Blue Jays responded with an 8-0 run. Lance Kelley scored four points at the end of the half to pull the Bulldogs within four (33-29) at the half. Passwaters had eight points and Kelley added six first half points for Laurel. Andrews netted 13 points and Purnell had seven points in the half for Seaford. Seaford started the third quarter with a 7-1 run to extend its lead to 42-32 as An-

Laurel’s Lance Kelley goes to the basket during his team’s home loss to Seaford last weekend. Kelley had eight points and five assists for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

drews had a basket, an assist, and a steal and Jeff Purnell hit a three-pointer. Wise hit a jumper to keep Laurel within 10 before Saincy made a three-pointer for a 4936 Seaford lead. The Blue Jays took a 53-43 lead into the final quarter. Purnell and Saincy each Continued on page 41

Laurel Little League holding signups on Saturday, Feb. 3 Laurel’s Jerry Henry looks for the pin during his match last Wednesday against Sussex Central. Henry went on to record a pin in the opening match for the Bulldogs. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel wrestling team loses to Henlopen North powers By Mike McClure The Laurel varsity wrestling team fell to Sussex Central and Caesar Rodney in a pair of matches last week. The Bulldogs recorded three pins in a 56-18 home loss to Sussex Central on Wednesday before losing to Caesar Rodney, 74-0, on Friday. On Wednesday, Laurel’s Jerry Henry (275) started the match with a pin in 55 seconds. Sussex Central’s Brandon Shultie answered with a pin in the 103 pound match. Former Laurel wrestler Scott Lawrence (112) held a 10-2 lead over Laurel’s Marco Hernandez at the end of the first period before recording a pin at 3:08. Sussex Central’s Shane Sockriter (119) and Conner McDonald (125) each had pins and

Joel Collins edged Laurel’s Aaron Givens, 7-4, in the 130 pound match. Sussex Central’s Steve Brown (135) won by technical fall before Laurel’s Matt Parker (140) came back with a pin at 1:08. The Knights’ Brian Davis (145) won by major decision (14-6) against the Bulldogs’ Lineker Valladares. Laurel’s Josh Kosiorowski recorded his team’s third and final pin of the night in the 152 pound weight class to make the score 36-18. Sussex Central’s Sean Lecates (160) won by injury default; Brock Budesheim (171) had a pin at 4:43; James Showell (189) won, 15-7; and Jerry Hopkins (215) defeated Laurel’s David Bartee, 21-13, despite a rally and near pin by Bartee at the end of the match.

The Laurel Little League will be holding signups at the Little League Park on the following dates: Saturday Feb. 3 10 a.m.-noon; Tuesday Feb. 6 6-8 p.m.; Saturday Feb. 10 10 a.m.-noon; Tuesday Feb. 13 6-8 p.m.; Saturday Feb. 17 10 a.m.-noon The cost will be as follows: One child in the league $50, two or more children $75. Please make sure you bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate as the league is starting with new forms this year and medical coverage information. For your assistance you can sign on to the little league website ( and download the medical release form and fill it out before you arrive to sign ups. If you have any questions please call 302-875-7903. Manager and coaches letters are also due at this time. Please submit your letter of interest, volunteer application, copy of your driver’s license and $2 membership fee. The volunteer application forms will be available at signups. PA R K E R PINMatt Parker, top, had one of the Bulldogs’ three pins in last week’s home meet against Sussex Central. Photo by Mike McClure



✳ FEBRUARY 1 - 7, 2007

JAYS AND DOGS- Seaford’s Tyree Davis brings the ball up the floor as Laurel’s Jernell Ross defends during last weekend’s game in Laurel. Davis netted 10 points in his team’s loss to Cape Henlopen on Friday. Photo by Mike McClure

RAVEN REBOUND- Sussex Tech’s Bethany Callaway looks to pass the ball after pulling down a defensive rebound last Thursday. Photo by Mike McClure

MAKING THE PASS- Woodbridge’s Deaven Horne passes the ball to a teammate as Sussex Tech’s Jeffone Hill defends during last week’s game in Bridgeville. Horne had 11 points and four assists while Hill contributed 10 points and seven assists for the Ravens. See story on page 44. Photo by Mike McClure

PARKS AND REC HOOPS- The Sixers’ Emmanuel Beckett protects the ball as the Heat’s Travis Shockley defends during an SDPR boys’ basketball game last weekend. Photo by David Elliott

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Laurel boys continued had five points for Seaford while Wise scored six points in the quarter and Passwaters added five for Laurel. Seaford led by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter before Andrews put an exclamation point on the Blue Jay win with a reverse slam at the buzzer to seal the 76-58 victory. Passwaters paced the Bulldogs with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Albert added 10 points. Wise also had nine points and

MORNING STAR ✳ FEBRUARY 1 - 7, 2007 seven rebounds, Kelley contributed eight points and five assists, and Ross added six points and six assists. Andrews had 23 points and seven rebounds, Purnell added 15 points and three steals, and Saincy contributed 10 points for Seaford. On Friday, Laurel held a 17-11 lead over CR at the end of the first quarter, but the Riders outscored the Bulldogs, 49-18, the rest of the way for the 60-35 win. Passwaters netted 16 points and Albert scored eight points for Laurel.

Laurel’s Carey Shelton has the ball on the break as Seaford’s Josh Owens defends during last week’s game in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure


Laurel’s Jeremy Bagwell looks to get past a Seaford defender during last Saturday’s game in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure



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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young The Wildcats continue to have a hard time finding the win column as only the wrestling team was able to come up with a win in the six games that were played last week. In their defense, they were playing Division I schools, Dover and Caesar Rodney, in sports where size does make a difference. After being beaten by CR 66-31 earlier in the week, the boys’ basketball team looked a lot better in their 65-51 loss to Dover on Friday night. The bright spot for the Wildcats was the play of Kevin Ricketts, who came up with 12 points to lead the team in scoring Tuesday night and came back Friday evening with 16 points to tie Barry Bratten, who has been the leading scorer for Delmar all year, for scoring honors Friday night. Meanwhile, the girls dropped both of their games as Katie McMahon and Shannon Wilson are still leading the “Cats” in the scoring column, but it’s not nearly enough to make the games close. However, they are getting a lot of experience and have youth on their side as most of them will be back next year, and we will see if this experience has paid off. On the other hand, the wrestlers knew that they would be in for a tough time as they were taking on probably the top down state team, CR, and they were right, as they were only able to win three matches. However, Friday night it was a different story as they bounced back to beat Dover 55-15 as they got pins from three of their big men, Wilkerson, Thomas, and Collins. Our smaller weight classes continue to improve as they came up with several wins, but the biggest surprise was the number of weight classes that Dover lost by forfeit (3), because they had no one to fill the slots. Darren Collins remains the only undefeated wrestler on the team, but he will have his hands full this week as they take on three schools with good teams, Milford and Polytech on their regular schedule and a postponed match, Sussex Central on Monday. Get plenty of rest, boys, because this is going to be the hardest week you have had all year. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- Here is something to brighten your spirits; it’s only about six more weeks until spring and that means baseball, softball, and all those other outdoor sports. What brought this to mind was the “Hot Stove League” gathering that I attended down at Perdue Stadium last Tuesday evening. This event has been going of for the past several years, but I

have not attended any of them before. Not only did they charge too much for the dinner, but also there was not anyone there that I wanted to hear speak. However, this year, they have new owners and Scott McGregor, former outstanding pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, was going to be the guest speaker, and the new owners invited several board of directors from the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame as guests. A free meal, Scott McGregor, and to hear what the representatives from the new owners had to say didn’t sound too bad, so I drove down and enjoyed the evening. The food was good, the speeches were short, all except Scott who I thought did a good job, and I got to see some of my old friends as it was very well attended. Scott has been and is still working for the Orioles organization. He has managed Oriole farm teams as well as being a pitching instructor, something he is doing now. But the best thing I heard anyone say made me feel a little better about his weather was “that it was only 71 more days before opening day at the ball park.” While I am on the subject of baseball, I received a telephone call from a complete stranger last Thursday whose name is John Barr. He is presently living in New Jersey, but will be moving to the Shore in a couple of years, just as soon as his new home is built in Heritage Village, that new development near Bridgeville. He was over here taking care of the paper work on his new home. While he was over here, he stopped in the newspaper office where the conversation turned to baseball. He is an old New York Giant baseball fan from way back and is well acquainted with several of the older, retired Giants including Bobby Thomson, whose son was his son’s roommate at Peddie Prep School in New Jersey. Then he asked about Giant fans in the area, and they gave him my number. I guess we talked for about 30 minutes, and I realized I was talking to a real Giant fan because he told me things that I didn’t know about several members of the old Giants, many of who are retired and still living in New Jersey. I look forward to meeting him in person as we agreed to do on his next trip over here. He even promised to send me some Giant memorabilia when he gets home. Talking baseball twice in one week in January is just as good as Christmas.

Delmar boys’ basketball team is edged by Dover, 56-51 The Delmar varsity boys’ basketball team held a 16-14 lead over Dover last Friday and bounced back from a 35-26 deficit at the half to move within five (47-42) at the end of the third quarter. Each team netted nine points in the final quarter as Dover held on for the narrow, 56-51, win. Barry Bratten and Kevin Ricketts each had 16 points and Fernandez Batson added eight points for the Wildcats.

Delmar girls’ basketball team falls to Dover, 59-33 The Delmar varsity girls’ basketball team lost to Dover, 59-33, last Thursday in Delmar. Katie McMahon went six-for-seven from the free throw line and had 14 points to pace the Wildcats. Brooke Evans also had six points and Shannon Wilson and Lindsay Lloyd added five points apiece. Delmar visits Polytech on Friday and Smyrna on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Laurel’s David Bartee, right, rallied at the end of his 215 pound match but fell short in a 21-13 loss to Sussex Central’s Jerry Hopkins last Wednesday in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure

Former Laurel High wrestler Scott Lawrence, left, had a pin in the 112 pound match last week in Laurel. Lawrence helped Sussex Central to a 56-18 win over his former team. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel girls’ basketball team loses to Caesar Rodney, Sussex Central The Laurel varsity girls’ basketball team fell to Henlopen North foe Caesar Rodney, 68-40, last Thursday. The Bulldogs held a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Riders held an 18-4 advantage in the second quarter for a 29-18 lead at the half. CR went on to outscore Laurel, 39-22, for the 68-40 win. Tomorrow Briddell paced Laurel with 21 points, Sharay Smith added seven points, and Twyla Hill scored six points. On Monday, Jan. 29, Laurel lost to Sussex Central by the score of 61-35. The Knights jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter and held a 29-14 advantage at the half. Sharay Smith led the Bulldogs with 12 points, Tomorrow Briddell and Twyla Hill each tallied seven points and Keneisha Wilson added six points. Laurel hosts Smyrna on Friday and visits Lake Forest on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

New local non-profit Youth Sports League is being developed in the Seaford area. The league is looking for property which can be used from July 2007 through December 2007 for football games and practices, along with cheerleading. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the enrichment of youth between the ages of 6-15 years old, please contact: Jermaine Robinson (president) 1-443-864-2776 or Ruby Mann (vice president) 302-258-7196.


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Laurel Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekDavid Albert- Laurel Laurel’s David Albert tallied 12 points in his team’s loss to Sussex Central last Tuesday. Albert had eight points against CR on Friday before contributing 10 points and five rebounds against Seaford on Saturday.

Female Athlete of the Week- Brittany Griffin- ST Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech’s Brittany Griffin had 17 points in the Ravens’ win over Indian River last Tuesday. The Laurel native added 14 points in a win over Woodbridge on Thursday. Griffin entered this week averaging 13.6 points per game.

Honorable mention- Tomorrow Briddell- Laurel; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Shannon Wilson- Delmar; Leigh Powell- Sussex Tech; Kevin Ricketts- Delmar; Trent Passwaters- Laurel; Jerry Henry- Laurel; Josh Kosiorowski- Laurel; Matt Parker- Laurel; Jacob Mitchell- Sussex Tech; Jeffone Hill- Sussex Tech; Kory BelleSussex Tech


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Ravens hold off Raiders, 64-61, in a local battle By Mike McClure Last Friday’s game between the homestanding Woodbridge Raiders and the visiting Sussex Tech Ravens lived up to pregame expectations. Sussex Tech’s big men and young guards gave their team an early lead before Woodbridge’s full court pressure and perimeter shooting made it close with the Ravens holding on for the 64-61 win. “That was a high school basketball game,” Sussex Tech head coach Joe Thomson exclaimed after the game. “Woodbridge is a nice team. Damon (Ayers) does a great job with them. Even though we had the lead, I knew they would have a run where they made threes.” Sussex Tech’s Jacob Mitchell had five points and two rebounds to help Sussex Tech to a 7-0 lead at the start of the game. Vashad Whidbee netted four points to keep Woodbridge within seven (14-7) after one quarter of play. Sussex Tech led by as many as 11 points early in the second quarter before Woodbridge’s McArthur Risper contributed five points and a steal to move the Raiders within five (23-18). Mitchell scored five more points at the end of the half for a 28-20 Raven lead. Mitchell paced Sussex Tech with 12 first half points while fellow big man Kory Belle netted seven points. Whidbee had a teamhigh eight first half points and Risper added five points. Woodbridge’s Marc Nock scored four points and had a steal to move the Raiders within seven early in the second half. Sussex Tech responded with a 7-0 run thanks in part to a three-pointer by backup guard Kyle Furniss to make it 39-25. Sussex Tech entered the final quarter with a 14 point lead (46-32) despite a late quarter three-pointer by Deaven Horne. Mitchell scored the final four points of the third quarter with Jeffone Hill adding a three-pointer. Nock and Mitchell each netted six points in the quarter while Hill tallied five points. Woodbridge turned up the pressure with a full court press and some hot shooting from beyond the arc. Whidbee hit a threepointer, Risper had a steal and a basket, and Horne knocked down a pair of three-pointers to make the score 48-43. Sussex Tech built its lead back up to double digits (11) as Hill had a basket and an assist and Belle and Mitchell each netted a basket. Whidbee and Nock also each picked up their fourth foul of the game. Nock scored five points to help move the

Raiders within five (56-51) with 1:46 left in the game. Backed by their loyal fans who chanted ”Wood-bridge”, the homestanding Raiders continued their rally as Risper hit a three-pointer on a feed from Horne. Belle found Mitchell for two and Hill made one of two free throws to extend the Ravens’ lead to 59-54 with 58 seconds left. Whidbee made a three-pointer off a pass from Risper and was fouled with 52.5 seconds remaining. Whidbee made the free throw for the rare four-point play and Mitchell picked up his fourth foul. Down two points with under a minute left, Whidbee sparked the Raiders with three straight successful free throws after being fouled while shooting a three-pointer with 9.9 seconds left. Woodbridge’s lead was brief as Hill penetrated the middle and dished to Mitchell for the go ahead layup with 4.5 seconds left. Sussex Tech big man Kory Belle pressured the Woodbridge inbound as the Raiders had to move the ball the length of the floor. The pressure worked as Nock’s pass downcourt hit the rafters, turning the ball over to the Ravens. Sussex Tech’s Cory Wyatt was fouled with 3.8 seconds left. Wyatt knocked down both free throws and again the Raiders, down by three, were forced to move the ball up the floor for the game-tying attempt. This time Woodbridge got the ball into the hands of Risper but his drive to the basket in the game’s final seconds was not successful and Sussex Tech held on for the 64-61 win. “We did a great job of taking the air out of the ball. This was just a great team game. Everybody on the floor played hard,” said Thomson. “They (young guards Jeffone Hill, Sean Hopkins, and Kyle Furniss) grew up tonight.” With senior guard Angel Malabet out injured and Hopkins picking up three fouls in the first half, Furniss came off the bench to provide some solid minutes for the Ravens. In the second half, Hill and Hopkins stepped up despite the Raiders’ defensive pressure. At one point late in the game Sussex Tech took some time off the clock by running a four corners offense. Mitchell had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Belle added 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Hill contributed 10 points and seven assists for Sussex Tech. Woodbridge was paced by Whidbee’s 23 points and five rebounds while Nock netted 14 points and had four steals, Horne added 11 points and four assists, and Risper scored 10 points and had seven steals.

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High games and series Tom Schwartz 288, 768 Brenda Abrams 320, 802

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Laurel Youth Sports basketball results for the week of Jan. 22 SDPR BASKETBALL- The Sixers’ Kyle Sturgeon, left, has the ball during during his team’s Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation basketball game against Heat last Saturday. Anthony Wescott of the Sixers brings the ball up the floor during his team’s game. Photos by David Elliott

Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation basketball standings The following are the standings for the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation basketball teams: Boys- 10 and under- Raptors 2-0, Nets 1-0, Heat 1-1, Sixers 1-2, Wizards 0-2; 11-13- Cavs 2-0, Rockets 2-0, Sixers 1-2, Lakers 0-1, Pistons 0-2; 14-17Bulls 3-0, Suns 1-2, Pistons 0-2 Girls- 8-9- Tar Heels 0-1; 10-13- Lady Vols 0-2

Seaford Department of Parks and Rec holding signups for spring sports Spring basketball- Sign up now for the SDPR spring basketball league which is open to the following age groups: 8-10, 11-13, and 14-18. The league will begin in March and run through May. The cost is $20. Sign up at the recreation office. Volleyball leagues- Women’s Volleyball and Co-ed Volleyball will be starting in March. Call the office to sign up a team. Men’s spring flag football league- A coach’s meeting is scheduled for March 1 at 7 p.m. at the rec office.

NYSA to hold 2007 spring soccer signups starting February 6 The Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will hold 2007 spring soccer signups on the following dates: Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m.; Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon; Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m., and Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon All NYSA signups will be held at the NYSA shed at the Seaford soccer fields. The cost is $35 for the first child, $20 for the second child, and $10 for each additional child. The last time to sign up is Feb. 17. Games start April 1. Call the NYSA hotline at 629-3530 with any questions.

Third and fourth grade- boys- Pizza King 33, Laurel Storage 5- Jaquaio Bland had eight points and Keon Eley scored 15 points for Pizza King. Travon Daniels tallied five points for Laurel Storage. Art Collins Trucking 14, Lions Club 12- Timothy Wooten had four points and Kenneth Schunn added two points for Art Collins. Alan Lubiniecki scored seven points for Lions Club. Girls- Laurel Village 20, Atlantic Coastal Investments 10- Ashley McCoy netted six points and Logan Green had two points for Laurel Village. Lania Goslee led Atlantic with seven points. Pinky’s 12, Seaford 10- Sara Jo Whaley and Charelle Lewis each had two points for Pinky’s, while Alexis Kimpton scored two points for Seaford. Fifth and sixth grade- boys- Daye’s Home Improvement 27, MAG Construction 26- Brandon Spicer led Daye’s with eight points and Colby Daye added two points. Leon West scored four points for MAG. Backyard Truck and Auto 35, Matthews Concrete 20- Caine Collins tallied six points and Martel Clark scored eight points for Backyard. Justin Taylor netted three points for Matthews. AYN 28, Johnny Janosik’s 16- Jabre DeShields had 14 points and Kendall Wootten added two points for AYN. Bryce Bristow scored three points for Johnny’s. Girls- O’Neal Brothers 12, Dutch Inn 4- Cierra Lewis and Taylor Johnson each had four points for O’Neal’s. Taylor Miller scored four points for Dutch Inn. Price Automotive 16, Seaford 4- Macy Hall tallied eight points and Courtney Gordy had two points for Price.

Delmarva Christian girls’ basketball falls to St. Peter and Paul, 62-36 The Delmarva Christian girls’ basketball team fell to St. Peter and Paul, 62-36, last Saturday. The Royals fell behind, 20-4, in the first quarter and were unable to come back. Allison Wootten had 13 points and Rachel Lins added 10 points (two three-pointers) for Delmarva Christian.

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By Mike McClure Five different players scored in double digits in the Lady Ravens’ 75-53 win over Woodbridge last Thursday in Georgetown. Leigh Powell netted 22 points to lead Tech to its sixth win of the season. Sussex Tech went on a 13-0 run to take a 13-2 lead in the first quarter. Powell netted eight points in the quarter to help the Ravens to a 19-8 lead. Woodbridge came as close as nine points (26-17) before Sussex Tech closed the first half with a 13-5 run with a 39-22 lead at the half. Paige Morris netted 11 points and Bethany Callaway and Powell each had eight first half points for the Ravens. Powell and Sierra Laws scored six points apiece in the third quarter for a 60-34 Sussex Tech advantage after three quarters. Tech went on to win the game, 75-53. Powell had 22 points, Brittany Griffin added 14 points, Laws and Morris had 13 points each, and Callaway scored 11 points in the win. Ravens record six pins in win over Woodbridge- Sussex Tech’s J.T. Tana (130), Trent Lathbury (140), Rob Wilgus (152), Kyle Klink (160), Jamar Beckett (215), and Chris Richards (Hwt.) each recorded a pin in the Raven wrestling team’s 77-6 win over Woodbridge last Friday. Brock Callaway (125) had a pin for Woodbridge in the loss. The Ravens fell to Indian River, 48-24, last Wednesday. No results were submitted.

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Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club swim meet vs. Ennis The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club Barracudas faced Ennis in a meet on Saturday. Jan. 13. The team’s results follow: Boys 7-8 100 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Tanner Hollis, Shawn Chartin, Jairus Hinds, Dominic Anthony), 2:30.81; Girls 9-10 100 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Briana Hall, Taylor Daudt, Hailey Parks, Ariella Anthony), 1:07.66; Boys 9-10 100 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Zachary Collins, Bradley LaMenza, Lorenzo DeJesus, James Hemmen), 1:16.78; Girls 11-12 200 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Shanice Cannon, Maddie Crimmons, Maria Demott, Tori Hearn), 2:05.28; Boys 11-12 200 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Zachary Parks, Jay Crimmins, Christopher Michel, Lorenzo Williams), 2:28.52 Girls 13-14 200 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Chelsey Procino, Mallary Gum, Jordyn Gum, Katie Papp), 2:07.31; Boys 15-18 200 yard free relay- 1. Barracudas (Cory Darden, Alexander Welding, Brian Tinsman, Brian DeMott), 1:46.78; Girls 9-10 25 yard fly- 1. Briana Hall, Bar., 15.55, 3. Hailey Parks, Bar., 19.69; Boys 9-10 25 yard fly- 1. Lorenzo DeJesus, Bar., 22.53; Girls 11-12 50 yard fly- 1. Shanice Cannon, Bar., 32.15, 3. Blondena Dupont, Bar., 38.13; Boys 11-12 50 yard fly- 1. Zachary Parks, Bar., 40.18, 3. Lorenzo Williams, Bar., 52.34; Girls 13-14 50 yard fly- 2. Chelsey Procino, Bar., 35.25; Boys 13-14 50 yard fly- 1. Cory Darden, Bar., 27.26, 2. Drew Pianka, Enn., 31.03; Girls 15-18 50 yard fly- 2. Courtney Swain, Bar., 33.62, 3. Page Johnson, Bar., 34.31; Boys 15-18 50 yard fly- 1. Brian Tinsman, Bar., 27.00 Boys 7-8 25 yard back- 3. Jairus Hinds, Bar., 30.22; Girls 9-10 25 yard back- 1. Briana Hall, Bar., 17.42, Hailey Parks, Bar., 21.93; Boys 9-10 25 yard back- 1. Zachary Collins, Bar., 21.62, 3. Bradley LaMenza, Bar., 25.34; Girls 11-12 50 yard back- 2. Maddie Crimmons, Bar., 35.62; Boys 11-12 50 yard back- 1. Christopher Michel, Bar., 41.50, 2. Jay Crimmons, Bar., 47.62; Gitls 13-14 50 yard back- 1. Chelsey Procino, Bar., 35.53, 2. Katie Papp, Bar., 40.84; Boys 13-15 50 yard back- 1. Alexander Welding, Bar., 34.41; Boys 15-18 50 yard back- 1. Brian Tinsman, Bar., 31.16; Boys 7-8 25 yard breast- 1. Shawn Chartin, Bar., 32.66; Girls 9-10 25 yard breast- 1. Tiffani Hinds, Bar., 22.60, 2. Lindsey Banning, Bar., 23.06, 3. Taylor Daudt, Bar., 23.90; Boys 9-10 25 yard breast- 2. James Hemmen, Bar., 28.57, 3. Bradley LaMenza, Bar., 33.44; Girls 11-12 50 yard breast- 1. Maria Demott, Bar., 38.00; Boys 11-12 50 yard breast- 3. Jay Crimmins, Bar., 49.26; Girls 13-14 50 yard breast- 2. Katie Papp, Bar., 47.94; Boys 13-14 50 yard breast- 1. Cory Darden, Bar., 36.16; Girls 15-18 50 yard breast- 1. Page Johnson, 43.40; Boys 15-18 50 yard breast- 1. Brian DeMott, Bar., 32.59 Boys 7-8 25 yard free- Jairus Hinds, Bar., 20.87, Shawn Chartin, Bar., 22.37; Girls 910 25 yard free- 1. Briana Hall, Bar., 13.47, 3. Taylor Daudt, Bar., 15.82; Boys 9-10 25 yard free- 1. Zachary Collins, Bar., 16.69, 3. Lorenzo DeJesus, Bar., 19.97; Girls 11-12 50 yard free- 1. Maria Demott, Bar., 29.55, 2. Shanice Cannon, Bar., 29.90, 3. Maddie Crimmins, Bar., 31.93; Boys 11-12 50 yard free- 1. Christopher Michel, Bar., 32.40, 2. Zachary Parks, Bar., 32.66; Girls 13-14 50 yard free- 1. Jordyn Gum, Bar., 29.77, 3. Mallary Gum, Bar., 33.00; Boys 13-14 50 yard free- 1. Alexander Welding, Bar., 27.91; Girls 15-18 50 yard free- 1. Courtney Swain, Bar., 29.16, 2. Page Johnson, Bar., 30.82; Boys 15-18 50 yard free- 1. Brian DeMott, Bar., 27.63 Girls 9-10 100 yard IM- 2. Taylor Daudt, Bar., 1:36.79; Boys 9-10 100 yard IM- 1. Zachary Collins, Bar., 1:45.80; Girls 11-12 100 yard IM- 1. Maria Demott, Bar., 1:15.08, 2. Shanice Cannon, Bar., 1:15.81; 3. Maddie Crimmins, Bar., 1:23.93; Boys 1112 100 yard IM- 1. Zachary Parks, Bar., 1:26.97; Girls 13-14 100 yard IM- 2. Chelsey Procino, Bar., 1:19.91, 3. Jordyn Gum, Bar., 1:28.56; Boys 13-14 100 yard IM- 1. Cory Darden, Bar., 1:05.90; Girls 15-18 100 yard IM- 1. Courtney Swain, Bar., 1:15.04; Boys

The Barracudas’ Lindsey Banning competes in the girls’ 9-10 25 yard butterfly race during a recent meet in Seaford. Photo by David Elliott

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Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday Night scoreboard Girls’ basketball- Dover 65, Laurel 31- Tomorrow Briddell scored 11 points for the Bulldogs in the road loss. Milford 43, Delmar 23- Katie McMahon tallied nine points for the Wildcats. Sussex Tech 63, Seaford 40- Brittany Griffin had a game-high 23 points and Paige Morris added 12 for the Ravens. Amber Burbage scored 15 points and De’Andria Farlow had 11 for the Jays. Sussex Central 73, Woodbridge 38- Ayonna Maddox paced the Raiders with 14 points and Grace Reardon and Tiandra Felix each had eight. Delcastle 69, Sussex Tech 34 (Monday)-Brittany Griffin had 10 points, Leigh Powell added eight, and Bethany Callaway netted seven points for the Ravens in the loss. Seaford Christian 42, Open Bible Academy 14 (Monday)- Nikki Meredith netted five three-pointers to help SCA to a 24-10 lead at the half and the Eagles never looked back. Meredith had 19 points, Rebekah Cain added seven points and 10 rebounds, and Rachel Eblinh netted six points for SCA. Wrestling- Sussex Central 56, Delmar 18 (Monday)- Delmar’s Joe Pete (160) had a pin, Alan Preston (152) and Justin Thomas (189) won by decision, and Darren Collins (285) picked up the win by forfeit. Boys’ basketball- Delmar 70, Milford 56- Delmar used a 21-10 third quarter advantage to pull away from the Bucs. Barry Bratten scored 22 points, Daniel Foster had 14 points, and D.J. White added 12 points for the Wildcats. Sussex Tech 75, Seaford 67- Jeffone Hill (18), Kory Belle (16), Jacob Mitchell (14), Corey Wyatt (11), and Sean Hopkins (10) all scored in double digits for Tech. Kyan Andrews had 23 points, Terry Hood scored 15 points, and Josh Owens added 10 for Seaford. Woodbridge 77, Sussex Central 74- Woodbridge rallied to outscore Sussex Central, 24-13, in the final quarter for the win. Marc Nock led the way with 26 points, Vashad Whidbee had 23 points, Deaven Horne chipped in with 13, and McArthur Risper had 12 points for the Raiders. Dover 72, Laurel 64- Laurel led Dover, 34-28, at the half but the Senators used a 26-13 fourth quarter advantage to pull out the win. Trent Passwaters had 14 points and David Albert and Carey Shelton each scored 10 for the Bulldogs. Delmar 67, Indian River 56 (Monday)- Down 35-30 at the half, the Wildcats outscored the Indians, 13-3 and 24-18, in the final two quarters for the win. Barry Bratten netted 26 points, Daniel Foster added 12 points, and Kevin Johnson scored 11 for Delmar. 15-18 100 yard IM- 1. Brian DeMott, Bar., 1:02.41 Boys 7-8 100 yard medley relay- 1. Barracudas (Dominic Anthony, Shawn Chartin, Jairus Hinds, Tanner Hollis), 3:05.38; Girls 9-10 100 yard medley relay- 1. Barracudas (Briana Hall, Taylor Daudt, Courtney Michel, Hailey Parks), 1:24.72; Girls 11-12 200 yard medley relay- 1. Barracudas (Maddie Crimmins, Shanice Cannon, Maria Demott, Tori Hearn), 2:30.41; Boys 11-12 200 yard medley relay- 1. Barracudas (Christopher Michel, Zachary Parks, Jay Crimmins, Lorenzo Williams), 3:09.19;Girls 13-14 200 yard medley relay- 1. Barracudas (Katie Papp, Mallary Gum, Chelsey Procino, Jordyn Gum), 2:35.94; Boys 15-18 200 yard medley relay- 1. Barracudas (Cory Darden, Brian Tinsman, Brian DeMott, Alexander Welding), 2:04.03

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GETTING FIT - Laurel Middle School students Aileen Thompson, Patrice Holden and Patrick Lyons join Dr. John Ray from the Department of Education in Dover for a “Almost None” assembly at the school last week. The middle school is one of 19 schools throughout the state participating in the program, which encourages people to eat five fruits and vegetables a day, spend no more than two hours a day in front of a television or computer screen, get one hour of exercise a day and drink no sugary drinks. On right, middle school student Ryan Conway, right, seems to be enjoying the health assembly. Photos by Pat Murphy

Glimpse of the past

This picture of the 1954 Laurel Pony League team was taken at what is now the Laurel Intermediate School. These uniforms were worn by Laurel teams for at least 10 years and those who wore them were happy youngsters. Top,

from left: coaches Clifford Ott, Bill Moore and Al Dulaney. Back row: Jack Turner, Clifford Ott Jr., Charlie Moyer, Nelson Beach, Bev Dulaney, Bill Moore, Dick Blades and Chuck Lamden.

Front: Chester Taylor Jr., George Hudson, Ken Wheatley, Jack Hyland, Jim Yori, Larry Allen, Ron Scott and Cale Fowler. In very front is the bat boy, whose last name was Dulaney.


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Pancake breakfast great learning experience for Cub Scouts Few things in this life of ours remain constant. This is a given. However, there are always those exceptions to the rule that make life very worthwhile. On a brisk Saturday morning recently, at Centenary United Methodist Church, we had the opportunity to enjoy one of the constants in life. Pancake breakfasts are popular as money makers for various churches, civic organizations and a variety of other groups. Girl Scouts have annual cookie drives to raise money for their troops but Cub Scouts have pancake breakfasts. At least on that brisk Saturday, the Cub Scouts of Pack 90, under the leadership of John Theis, Packmaster, his assistants and a few mothers of the young Cubs, the pack presented a fine early morning meal. As early risers, we were the first ones to enter the dining room of the church,

Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton seeking hot coffee and all that would make for a delicious pancake breakfast and a good way to start the day. The adults were busy scrambling eggs, making pancakes, cooking the sausage, and making sure the coffee was perking. Every adult was wide-awake. Keep in mind that Cub Scouts are the youngest members of the Boy Scout organization. On a cold, dreary Saturday morning the young Cubs would probably

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Here we are again this week with another happy, baby announcement. I have received from a special Aunt Fran this following note: “The Munoz family welcomed their new addition on Jan. 26 with the arrival of Carys Joyce Munoz. Carys was born to Jason and Stephanie Munoz of Parsonsburg, Md. The paternal grandparents are Barry and Susan Munoz of Laurel. The maternal grandparents are Teri and Richard Jones of Parsonsburg and Mark Piercy of Indianapolis. Upon arrival baby Carys weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 22 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Christian. Her maternal great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Riley of Parsonsburg and the paternal great grandparents are Tom Boyce and the late Joyce Boyce of Laurel.” From our Delmar friends, now included in this column, I have learned that Lisa and John Conlay and son, Aldon, have recently spent a week skiing in Colorado. There were accompanied by friends, Lisa and Keith Russell of Mackenzie Lake, Pawley Island, S.C. Doris Aydelotte, also out of town for a bit, visited her daughter and husband, Terry and Barry Bensel in Red Lion, Pa. A special birthday wish goes out to Robyn Holloway on Feb. 7, with much love from her family and friends. Bunny Sheridan, with fellow classmates from the Laurel High class of ‘61, enjoyed a get together on Jan. 24 at the Delmar Diner. Chatting and exchanging current news (and, no doubt, some memories) were Bunny, Janet Musser, Mary Ellen Conaway and Elaine Harrington. A most enjoyable early evening of music was presented at the Laurel Library Community Room on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Doug Yetter and Ken Skrzesz narrated the history of five songs from Broadway productions and following each narration, Doug, with his delightful, professional

voice, sang that number to a rapt and appreciative audience. Both of these gentlemen are members of Clear Space Productions in Rehoboth Beach. There will be an important meeting of the Laurel Alumni banquet committee on Feb. 8 at the home of Carolyn Calio at 7.30 p.m. If you are a member of this group please mark your calendar now and don’t fail to attend if possible. Some belated birthdays to pass along with best wishes from friends to Henry Lee Bohm on Jan. 23, to Chuck Barton on Jan. 25, and coming up on Feb. 5, a happy birthday to Christine Halling from all the “gals” at the Century Club. Christine is their most efficient secretary. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Samantha Brown, Maris Matos, Harry David Wright, Pearl Smith Chaffinch, S. Preston English, James A. Messick, Robert Leroy Calloway, William H. Cordrey and Marjorie L. Hudson. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Ralph Baker, Lily Brittingham, D. O. Morgan, Steve Trivits, John McGlaughlin, Richard Cordrey, Jeanie Kelley, Blanche Elliott, Frank Waller, Hattie Puckham, Kelly Griffith, Terry Layton and Loretta Dykes. Happy February birthday wishes to: Betty Allen, Barry Brown and Joseph Plummer on Feb. 2; Romana Horstman and Bertha Hitchens, Feb. 3; Andrew Hughes, Miles Conaway and Eleanor LeCates, Feb. 4; Susan Harris, Dot Hickman and Mae Wimer, Feb. 5; and John Bulota, Feb. 6. I wish to conclude my column this week with a question: How many New Year’s resolutions have you managed not to bend or break so far as we go into February? See you in the Stars.

have preferred staying home in bed, snuggling under the warm covers a bit longer. At least some of the Pack 90 Cubs gave that appearance. But, the majority of the members of the pack were bustling about the dining room at Centenary, eager to serve the customers and add money to the fund to send the Cubs to summer camp. We were greeted by three enthusiastic and smiling Cubs. Cups of orange juice and water soon were served to us, piping hot pancakes and sausage came out of the kitchen and every 30 seconds our waiters reassured us that the coffee would be ready soon. Our waiters were filled with energy and charm. Three Cub servers willingly explained the various badges on their midnight blue uniforms. Most of the Cubs of Pack 90 were busy as little bees as they went about their assigned duties. Two were equally as busy playing with some type of computerized small hand-held automobile. One of the youngest members of the Pack appeared to have just rolled out of bed and to be there under protest. This young Cub would much rather have been back home snuggled under the covers of his bed. This was obvious. Cub Scouts have been around for years and years. Even before our sons were Cub Scout age, Chuck was the packmaster of Troop 90, sponsored by Centenary U.M. Church. He served in this capacity for quite a while, continuing through the years

Phillip and John were Cubs and I was a den mother. Those were great years. Our weekly meetings were a learning session for the Cubs and for each den mother. Boys between the ages of 7 to 10 are especially energetic and eager to learn. Our 90minute weekly meetings in our home whizzed by as we worked on Scout laws and a wide variety of crafts. Each spring I am reminded of Buddy Dukes, the Pusey brothers, the Layton brothers, Frankie Ellis, and Philip and John. That is when the forsythia blooms and some of the plants are ones those “kids” planted years ago. The current members of Pack 90, with the guidance of the packmaster, the mothers who serve as den mothers and the parents who work behind the scenes, will continue to grow and bloom just like the sturdy forsythia Scouting is something that is very special to any member. Scouting offers golden opportunities to both males and females. The basics of Scouting at any stage are never forgotten by those who have had this experience. Friendships are formed and bonds made that will last a lifetime. And that little Cub Scout who was not quite awake will awaken and realize how fortunate he and his friends are to have men and women willing to give of their time, energy and talents to work with these young people.



Opinion Blackwater issue misunderstood

Editorial Become an informed voter “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all” – President John F. Kennedy “The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower. People have died for the right for all citizens to vote. James Chaney of Mississippi was among three men who were registering African-American citizens to vote and who, on June 21, 1964, were shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, both from New York, were also killed. People have also suffered injuries for the right for all citizens to vote. During a march for voting rights by more than 5,000 suffragists in Washington, D.C., in 1913, 100 people had to be hospitalized after the crowd of onlookers became abusive. Battles have been fought for voting rights. Revolutions have been wagered. And in western Sussex County, where nearly every adult is free to go to the polls, as few as 5 percent of potential voters have cast ballots in town elections. This is shameful. Western Sussex is in the midst of changes that will affect its character forever, and very few people seem to care. Even in the latest election to fill the Sussex County Council seat from the fifth councilmanic district, fewer than half of the registered voters cast ballots. Every week, the county council makes decisions that are changing the face of the place where we live. We encourage everyone who can to vote. Get registered, become informed about land-use issues, economic issues and environmental issues, and cast ballots for people who stand for what you stand for. Voting is our privilege. It is also our responsibility. Too many of us are ignoring that responsibility. Our communities will suffer for it.

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As President of the Sussex County Council I would like to try to clear up some misunderstandings regarding the County Council and the Blackwater development west of Delmar. Two Delmar council members recently stated at our County Council meeting that we did not care about their town, or infrastructure pressures they would endure from the approval of this subdivision. Let me assure you nothing is further from the truth. Sussex County Council does care about Delmar and other municipalities within our county. We have invested hundred of thousands of dollars in Delmar alone, to improve the library, support the fire company and strengthen the police department, and the town. Let's look at what the County Council has done for the Delmar library in our 2006 budget. The County has programs and grants in place for all towns, however Delmar library received a total of $145,132.15. This is an increase of 496 percent since I have been on the council in 1989.

Guest Column For the Delmar Fire Department our 2006 budget included $162,245, an increase of 1012 percent since my tenure on the council. Meantime, in the current County budget and the 2006 fiscal budget, the Delmar police Department received a total of $50,000 for public safety. This money, up to $25,000 each fiscal year, is provided to all local law enforcement in Sussex County to help offset some of the cost associated with going out of their jurisdictions to respond to calls. Let's look at how else Sussex County has helped the community of Delmar. For the town of Delmar, there were five years the town collected so little realty transfer tax that it qualified for another County grant program. The County gave Delmar $75,000 out of its own portion to compensate for those years between 1999 and 2003. Last year Delmar did quite well

when it came to realty transfer tax revenue, collecting $93,022 in realty transfer tax. The reason I mention this is because it was our County Administrator a number of years ago who went to Dover to seek legislation for the County and included all municipalities in Sussex County in that legislation. This was initiated by the County. If you total all of these revenues for the library, police, fire company and the town, the County gave over $330,000, to help Delmar with the services they provided their town residents. This does not include the transfer tax they collected. To say that we don't care, I believe is totally unfair, when I believe these dollar amounts show how much we care about all towns in the County. Remember these dollars have been going to Delmar year after year, and these reflect only our 2006 budget year. We care and will continue to help all towns with programs and grants in the future. Dale Dukes, President Sussex County Council

Rep. Short asks for help with petition State Rep. Daniel B. Short (R-Seaford) RYANT ICHARDSON is taking on one of his first challenges in the ‘It makes good business Delaware House of Representatives. Short sense to have the review sent out the following time. This is just a start to email asking for help on an issue of importance to everyone who future action that requires believes in responsible more open government...’ government: “I am forwarding this comment that was and NO ONE can read that twosent from “Soon to be” Republican inch-thick document prior to being County Chair Dave Burris that exasked to vote on it, let alone have plains the action taken this week in the opportunity to ask questions the House of Representatives. about various items. “My colleague, Rep. Greg “I have great faith in those who Lavelle introduced H.B. 4 to give will put both these documents toall of us in the General Assembly gether. I will have the opportunity the lead time to read both the State to sit in on the Joint Finance ComBudget and the State Bond Bill. mittee meetings as an official alter“In the past it generally appears nate for the House, but we need the in the early morning hours or the time to look at the final version and late night of the last day of session deserve that chance to comment.


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“It makes good business sense to have the review time. This is just a start to future action that requires more open government...” House Bill 4, which would require that the Budget Bill be introduced no less than five days and the Bond Bill no less than three days before the end of session, was defeated. The budget and bond bills account for billions of dollars in state spending. They are introduced late in the last day of the legislative session and representatives are forced to make a Yea or Nay vote on a bill they haven’t read. State Reps. Biff Lee and Danny Short voted for this bill. Rep. Ben Ewing was absent for the vote. Dave Burris has created an online petition to bring back HB 4 for a new vote. Those interested in signing a petition should visit 123165418

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




High Low 1:14 a 7:41 a 1:57 a 8:26 a 2:37 a 9:08 a 3:14 a 9:48 a 3:50 a 10:27 a 4:26 a 11:06 a 5:02 a 11:46 a

High 1:42 p 2:22 p 2:58 p 3:32 p 4:05 p 4:38 p 5:13 p

Low 8:31 p 9:10 p 9:45 p 10:18 p 10:49 p 11:21 p 11:55 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 4:33 a 10:34 a Fri. 5:16 a 11:19 a Sat. 5:56 a 12:03 a Sun. 6:33 a 12:38 a Mon. 7:09 a 1:11 a Tues. 7:45 a 1:42 a Wed. 8:21 a 2:14 a

High 5:01 p 5:41 p 6:17 p 6:51 p 7:24 p 7:57 p 8:32 p

Low 11:24 p —12:01 p 12:41 p 1:20 p 1:59 p 2:39 p

High 4:23 p 5:03 p 5:39 p 6:13 p 6:46 p 7:19 p 7:54 p

Low 10:46 p 11:25 p —12:03 p 12:42 p 1:21 p 2:01 p

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Harrington 43/34

Time 4:39 a.m. 1:56 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 11:11 a.m.

Milford 43/34 Greenwood 43/34

Lewes 42/37

Bridgeville 44/34

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SEAFORD 44/36 Blades 44/36

Rehoboth Beach 42/37 Georgetown 43/38 Concord 44/36 Laurel 44/36 Delmar 44/36

Millsboro 43/38

Bethany Beach 40/36 Fenwick Island 40/38

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Low 9:56 a 10:41 a 11:23 a 12:00 a 12:33 a 1:04 a 1:36 a

Rehoboth Beach Day High Low High Thurs. 7:04 a 12:27 a 7:12 p Fri. 7:46 a 1:13 a 7:55 p Sat. 8:26 a 1:55 a 8:36 p Sun. 9:03 a 2:36 a 9:16 p Mon. 9:40 a 3:17 a 9:56 p Tues. 10:17 a 3:58 a 10:36 p Wed. 10:54 a 4:42 a 11:17 p

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STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel boys’ bas- ketball player and a Sussex Tech girls’ basketball player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week....