THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008
VOL. 12 NO. 41 NEWS HEADLINES
Who wants to buy a slightly used ferry?
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By Lynn R. Parks
Pages 26-27 WWII VETS - John Ross was there to witness the attack on Pearl Harbor. Page 8 HOUSING - Sussex needs help to increase the number of moderately priced housing units. Page 9 RITE TECH - Rite Tech Aerospace’s engineering facility comes to Bridgeville. Page 13 CONCERT - The Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales performs locally next week. Page 15 RAIDERS AND RAVENS - The Woodbridge and Sussex boys’ basketball teams clash. Page 39 THIRD STRAIGHT - The Seaford boys’ winter track team placed first in the Snow Hill meet for the third week in a row. Page 39 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Seaford boys’ track athlete and a Seaford wrestler are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41
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At top is a recent photo of the new ferry under construction in Salisbury, Md. The bottom archive photo shows the old ferry that is now set aside for auction. Photos by Phil Livingston
In the market for a slightly used, cable-guided ferry? Well, your ship may be coming in. The Virginia C., the 47year-old ferry that crossed the Nanticoke River at Woodland for more than four decades, is on the auction block. Bids will be accepted starting tomorrow, Feb. 1. Among the bidders will be Alfred Layton, who owns riverfront property just 1,200 feet from the ferry crossing, on the Laurel side of the river. Layton said that he is interested in buying the ferry and docking it alongside his property. “I would leave it as it is and dock it as a historical museum,” Layton said Monday. “She would stay
in the water and people would still be able to see her from the Woodland Church.” Layton said that he did not know how much he would bid on the ferry. Jack Knowles, who owns the As Time Goes By museum in Woodland, said that he will not bid on the ferry. “I’m not really interested,” he said. “If it was the old wooden ferry, that would be something different. I grew up with that ferry.” The Delaware Department of Transportation announced last week that the three-car ferry, which is being replaced by a larger, six-car vessel, has been listed for sale with Auction Liquidation Services, an online auction service. Continued to page four
Campaign hopes to raise $4.2 million for construction of a Seaford Library Locally-raised funds will help establish $1 million endowment fund for future library operations
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By Lynn R. Parks A campaign to raise money for the construction of a $4.8 million library in Seaford will get underway soon. According to a press release sent out last week by Laura Davis Mears, a development consultant hired by the Seaford District Library, the library “will launch a $4.2 million campaign early this year to raise money locally for the construction of a new library facility.” That money will include $2.4 million for the actual construction of the 18,000-square-foot facility; the state will pay the remaining $2.4 million in construction costs. The locally-raised funds will also include $200,000 for furniture and equipment, $600,000 for operations and $1 million for an endowment fund to pay for future operations in the library.
The campaign will begin in February, Mears said. “The special events committee has several events planned for the duration of the campaign, some as fundraisers, some as awareness builders,” Mears said. “We are anxious to get started with our fundraising effort,” said Barb Allen, co-chair of the fundraising campaign. “We are seeking commitments from community businesses and individuals, and we really need the community to step to the plate. This will improve our chances of securing grants from private foundations and corporations. They want to see that we have significant support in our backyard before considering investing in our project.” Mears said that the library has raised nearly $500,000. Included in that is a $100,000 donation from Warren Allen, for whom the library’s conference room will be named. The con-
ference room will house a collection of Sussex County genealogy and memorabilia. Mears said that the library would like to raise half of the local funds before starting construction. “We hope to break ground mid- to late-summer,” she added. Construction should take about a year. Construction manager for the project is Nason Construction. Architect is Studio JAED, Wilmington. The library board has been working since 2001 on a plan to replace the 9,000-square-foot Porter Street facility, built in 1963. In 2003, the board purchased from the city about four acres of land in the Ross Business Park, next to the Ross Plantation. Cost of the land was $127,000. In September, the Seaford City Council approved preliminary site plans for the building. Continued to page four
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Law would require bills to be paid to do business with city By Lynn R. Parks Three new laws could soon be on the books in Seaford. The city council Tuesday night heard first readings of the proposed laws and second and final readings are set for the Tuesday, Feb. 12, city council meeting. One proposed law would mandate that in order to receive a permit, license or city service, the applicant would have to be in good financial standing with the city. That would mean that the applicant could have no outstanding city bills, including taxes, electric or water bills, or fees. The law would apply to individuals as well as businesses. Applicants for any type of city service would be required to provide all the names under which they have previously done business with the city. City workers who accept applications for services would have the authority to deny the request, based on outstanding bills. Applicants would then be able to ap-
peal that denial with the city manager and, if unhappy with that decision, with the city council. Another ordinance outlines the conditions under which multi-family dwellings could be constructed in the city’s Riverfront Enterprise Zone, its downtown area. In addition to laying out setback and lot size requirements for townhouses, apartments and semi-detached homes, the new ordinance, which would be part of the city’s zoning law, would mandate that each unit in the residential complex have a separate storage area and a screened area for trash cans. The third law would increase the number of required parking spaces for homes in medium-density residential districts from 1.5 to two. If approved, all new residences in the city would be required to have two off-street parking spaces. The city is accepting public comment on the three proposed ordinances. For information, call city hall, 629-9173.
City to create extension of water lines By Lynn R. Parks The city of Seaford has hired the engineering firm George, Miles and Buhr to design an extension of its water lines out Middleford Road. Cost of the design is about $41,000, which will be paid from the city’s water impact fee reserves. According to the proposal the engineering firm submitted to the city, permits for the project would be obtained by May 15 and construction bids would be awarded in mid-July. Construction would start the first of August and would be complete by November. The new line would start at the Park Professional Center on Middleford Road, where the current line ends, and go east to U.S. 13. It would then run north along the highway, cross Williams Pond and connect with the current city line at the Holiday Inn Express. The city started looking at extending its water line when Cato Gas and Oil, which owns the lot at the northeast corner of U.S. 13 and Middleford Road and which is planning to put a Popeyes fast-food restaurant there, asked the city for permission to use a private well for water until
U.S. Senator McCain announces Delaware legislative caucus chairs U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign announces the support of regional legislative caucus chairs in the state of Delaware. These lawmakers will work with their fellow legislators to build support for John McCain's candidacy for president in the First State. Speaker of the House Terry Spence, co-chair of Senator McCain's Delaware campaign, welcomed their support, stating, "They represent diverse constituencies from all three counties of the state, and I look forward to working with them to spread John McCain's message of experienced
city water is available on the site. City manager Dolores Slatcher told the city council earlier this month that extending the water line, in addition to benefiting Cato, would also allow the city to provide water to businesses along Middleford Road, should they decide to come into the city. The new water line, which would create a loop and would eliminate two deadend water pipes, would also mean that the city would have another way of getting water to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Methodist Manor House and LifeCare at Lofland Park nursing home. The main that carries water to the hospital was installed in 1956 and Slatcher said that there have been times that there were problems with the main and the city had to carry water to the hospital in trucks. At its Jan. 8 meeting, the city council voted to allow the Popeyes restaurant to use a private well for water if city water is not available when it opens. Assistant city manager Charles Anderson said then that the restaurant is planned to open in August or September. The restaurant would be required to connect to city water within 180 days of it becoming available.
leadership and government reform ahead of the upcoming Delaware primary." New Castle County Legislative Chairs Rep. Joseph E Miro, member of Joint Finance Committee; president of National Hispanic Council of State Legislators Rep. Robert J Valihura Jr., chair of House Judiciary Committee Kent County Legislative Chair Rep. Pamela J Thornburg, chair of House Agriculture Committee; recently named Kent County Republican Elected Official of the Year Sussex County Legislative Chair Rep. Daniel B Short, former mayor of Seaford; past fire chief of Seaford Volunteer Fire Department; U.S. Army veteran; member American Legion Post #6, Seaford
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Woodland Ferry for sale by auction Continued from page one
The online auction will end Wednesday, Feb. 6. The successful buyer will be confirmed on Feb. 11. The Virginia C., which last operated Dec. 31, has to be removed from the site by March 1; for every day that it remains docked in Woodland after Feb. 20, the new owner will be charged $25. Tina Shockley, spokeswoman for DelDOT, said that the state has not set any minimum bid on the ferry. “We have no idea at all how much it will bring,” she said. The Virginia C. is 64 feet, 9 inches long and 17 feet wide, and has a draft of 2 feet 5 inches. It also has two ramps, one on each end and each 10 feet long. Power is provided by a single diesel engine that is located above deck. George Unkle, project manager for the Woodland Ferry project, said that the Virginia C. still has some good years left in her, especially if in her new job she has a lighter work schedule. In Woodland, the ferry made 45,000 trips a year. “That was a lot of wear, going back and forth all day,” Unkle said. “But she is in tip-top shape.” The ferry last passed its annual Coast Guard inspection in August. Unkle said that because the boat does not have any steering mechanism — it was guided on its trips across the Nanticoke by an underwater cable — the “most
For your information: The Virginia C., the current Woodland Ferry, is being auctioned online by Auction Liquidation Services. The vessel can be inspected through Jan. 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Woodland, where it is docked. Workers with the Delaware Department of Transportation will be on hand to answer questions. Bids for the ferry will be accepted through the Internet only. The website for Auction Liquidation Services is www.auctionlistservices.com. Click on “online auctions.” For help, call the auction company, (732) 682-0445.
logical use” for it is as a barge. But the boat could be modified so that it could be steered and used as a fishing boat, he added. Meanwhile, work on the new Woodland Ferry continues at Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. in Salisbury, Md. Unkle said that the boat, which will be called the “Tina Fallon” after the long-time state legislator from Seaford, will travel by water to Woodland several weeks before it will start ferrying passengers. Work on the docks to accommodate the ferry will be completed in November, Unkle said. Completion date was originally August, but Unkle said that delays in the permitting process pushed the completion date back.
Library wants to raise $4.2 million Continued from page one
Board members say that the current library is too small to serve the community. “We are very crowded,” said Dr. Edie Villasenor, president of the library board. “Book stacks overwhelm seating and there is very little space available for public access computers.” Computer usage has increased 67 percent over the last two years, she added. “We have maximized all available space for library materials, computers, events and activities, as well as staff. With new patron registration continuing to increase each year, and the expected growth of the library service area, we have to do something.”
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“Expansion of the existing library is not an option due to lack of available land and the extensive amount work needed to the existing structure,” Mears added. The new Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have a computer room with 16 computers; additional computers will be located throughout the library. There will be an area for children’s and teens’ books, a children’s program area, study cubicles and a section for adult books. In addition, there will be two reading terraces, one for children and another for adults. The facility’s community room will be able to seat 200 people. There will also be an exhibit room for art shows and cultural programs.
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Film recalls Wilmington’s response to King’s death As part of Black History Month, the Delaware Humanities Forum will hold a free public screening of the documentary, “A Dream Deferred: Remembering the Occupation,” on Thursday, Feb. 28, and lead a community discussion facilitated by local black history scholars. The film depicts the rioting that took place in Wilmington after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, and the subsequent 9-month occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard. The film, made by local filmmakers Serviam Media, will be shown at Theatre N at Nemours at 1007 N. Orange Street, Wilmington. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a screening of the 30-minute film and will be followed by a one-hour facilitator-led forum in which members of the community can recount their experiences, ask questions and share viewpoints about how the film and its subject have impacted them. The discussion will be led by Bebe Ross Coker and Dr. James Newton, two highly regarded local scholars who share expertise in both Delaware and US black history. “The Forum recognizes that now is the time to remind the people of Wilmington and all of Delaware of the unique place our city and state holds in US history,”
says Marilyn P. Whittington, Executive Director of the Delaware Humanities Forum. “The film is a way to keep alive the memories of those who lived through the riots and the occupation so that future generations can connect with them.” Wilmington experienced two days of rioting that included looting, burning and gunfire, in which the police and the National Guard were forced to intervene to bring the riots under control. Wilmington remained under martial law for nine and a half months. To this day, Wilmington holds the record for the longest military occupation of any U.S. city since the Civil War. To learn more about Delaware Humanities Forum's programs, visit www.dhf.org or call 800-752-2060.
Headline was misleading
A headline in last week's edition of the Seaford Star was misleading. The city of Seaford is in the midst of conducting a reassessment of all properties in town. Those assessments are expected to be substantially higher than current assessments, which were done in 1989. Actual taxes, however, are not expected to be significantly higher.
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School Board Election Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Cape Henlopen School District Area “A” one Seat - Term Ends June 30, 2013
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Indian River School District One Member - District No. 3 - Term Ends June 30, 2011 One Member - District No. 4 - Term Ends June 30, 2011 Two Members - District No. 5 - Term Ends June 30, 2011
Laurel School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013
Seaford School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013
Woodbridge School District One Member - At Large - Term Ends June 30, 2013 School Board Member Candidate Filing Forms may be obtained from the Department of Elections for Sussex County in person in the office of the department, by mail or by fax. Completed candidate filing forms must be returned back to the department with original (live) signature. Candidate Filing Forms are available at: http:// electionssc.delaware.gov All terms begin July 1, 2008 Department of Elections for Sussex County 119 N. Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone: 856-5367
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Soldier answers tough questions from Seaford students By Daniel Richardson Specialist Jacob Myerly, an interagator with the US army, paid a visit to Nikki Miller’s sixth grade social studies class at Seaford Middle School while he was on leave from duty in Iraq. Myerly was visiting the class to answer questions from the students and say hello to his brother, Braidon Johnson, a student in Mrs. Miller’s class. Myerly introduced himself to the class and told them a little bit about his job. He then asked the students for questions and the questions came. “Some of those questions were tough,” said Christine Johnson, Seaford resident and mother to Jacob and Braidon. “I am not used to being asked so many questions. I am usually the one asking questions,” said Myerly. Some of the questions that Myerly received were innocuous such as “What kinds of things do you do on your job?” and “What makes you proud?” Without much hesitation, Myerly responded to these and other tougher questions. Seaford student Taylor Patrick asked “Have you ever seen anyone get killed?” Myerly responded “I have not seen anyone die.” She followed up with “have you seen anyone get shot at? “Myerly just said, “Yes, I have.” Students asked many questions about Iraqi culture. Myerly talked about how some families still live in clay houses and cook over wood fires and about the hospi-
tality of Iraqi culture. “They will invite you in their house and make you tea or coffee and bring you kebabs (cooked meat typically served with a pita),” said Myerly. “Even if they are busy, they will make time for you.” Myerly, who is stationed south of Baghdad, told the students that there were a lot of cultural misunderstandings between Iraqis and Americans. “It is important to understand that all people are humans,” said Myerly. “They (Iraqis) like drinking whiskey, like drinking coffee, like watching TV, love to laugh at jokes. They are just people.” Myerly left the students with these words, “As you get older, find out what you believe. Don’t let anyone tell you what to believe. Find what you believe and hang on to that.”
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•Penny Austin-Richardson, Erin Williams, Dara Laws, and Judith Richie participated in the inaugural meeting of SCORES (Sussex County Organization to Raise ELA Scores) where they met with educators from Laurel and Delmar for the purpose of identifying trends in reading and writing and exploring avenues to increase standardized testing scores as well as establish the content for the Scores II. •Mr. Harry Brake, teacher at Seaford High School, received $450 from the Tolerance Group in D. C. These funds will help cover the costs of the Holocaust Mural traveling in Maryland and Delaware.
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Business Downes elevated to Eagle’s Circle
As a result of his exceptional success this year in the financial services profession, John L. Downes, a Woodbury Financial Services financial professional, has been elevated to Woodbury Financial Services’ prestigious Eagle’s Downes Circle™. “What differentiates an Eagle’s Circle member from other financial professionals,” said Walter White, president of Woodbury Financial services, “is the energy and devotion with which they work to help meet the financial goals of their clients.” The Eagle’s Circle is Woodbury Financial Services reward and recognition program, intended to honor those Woodbury Financial representatives who push their performance above the expected and into the exceptional. It is available to all registered representatives, but the distinction is earned by approximately the top 30 percent. Downes has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, and holds the CLU, ChFC, CPCU, CIC, and LUTCF designations. Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., part of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and winner of “Investment Advisor” magazine’s 2006 Division IV Broker/Dealer of the Year award, is a broker/dealer with more than 1,800 independent representatives nationwide and 200 home office employees.
Matt Parker joins Insurance Market John L. Downes, president, welcomed Matt Parker to The Insurance Market recently as its new Business Operations manager. “All of us at The Insurance Market are excited to have someone with Matt’s experience and credentials join Parker us as part of our team of professionals. We believe Matt’s Innovation and enthusiasm will help us serve our policyholders well into the future. Look for good things from The Insurance Market.” Parker has 12 years operations experience including two years working in Spain. Parker said, “I am excited to join an organization such as this that has been serving our area for more than 100 years.” Parker’s office is in Laurel, but he will serve all Insurance Market locations.
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Dee Cross, broker for Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., announces that Tina Moore has joined the firm as a real estate agent with the branch office. Tina, who obtained her license in August 2006, is licensed in both Delaware Moore and Maryland. She grew up in the Delmar area and graduated from Delmar High School. Tina obtained her A.A.S. at Delaware Technical and Community College in accounting and her B.S. from Wilmington College in business management. Tina has worked for many years in the Seaford area in administration and customer service with a poultry processingequipment company. She also previously worked with another real estate agency.
She lives in Seaford with her husband, Phil. They have a son, Trey, 18 and a daughter, Kasey, 16. She can be reached at Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., 22128 Sussex Hwy, Seaford, at 536-6017 or on her cell at 3819882.
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Attack on Pearl Harbor was his introduction to World War II The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers are running a series of articles on the veterans who served this nation during World War II. We welcome suggestions for interviews. Contact Bryant Richardson at 629-9788.
By James Diehl When John Ross flew halfway across the Pacific Ocean to visit Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1991, it was almost like visiting an old friend. A veteran of World War II, the Philadelphia native even knew the exact location of the U.S.S. Arizona memorial before he got off the plane. Indeed, he was one of the first to ever see the grand battleship at its current location – nestled at the bottom of the harbor. Ross, who retired to Georgetown in 1986 along with his wife, Pansie, who is originally from Seaford, was at Pearl Harbor that fateful day mere weeks before Christmas in 1941. He saw the initial attack, he witnessed the nearly two-hour-long firefight and he felt sorrow when summing up the destruction afterwards.
...it was a devastating defeat for the Americans and thrust them into a war they had been hesitant to enter. On the deck of the U.S.S. Selfridge, and later behind a .50 caliber machine gun, he tells a vivid, first-hand account of that “day that will live in infamy.” “I remember it was a very calm and beautiful day with lots of bright sunshine,” Ross says. “We had just come into Pearl Harbor the day before after having been in the South Pacific and most of the crew was sleeping in. I was standing on deck with a ship mate and we were talking about going on liberty that day and what we were going to do. “It was then that I noticed some aircraft circling low in the harbor. I just assumed they were ours, maybe out on some kind of practice run.” It was anything but a practice run. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 was a resounding and complete victory for Emperor Hirohito. On the flip
Georgetown resident John Ross was aboard the U.S.S. Selfridge on Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Later in the war, he served as a pharmacist mate with the United States Marine Corps in Bougainville and in Guam.
side, it was a devastating defeat for the Americans and thrust them into a war they had been hesitant to enter. “We were lucky because they weren’t after destroyers [like the Selfridge]; they wanted the big ships. But it just seemed like all hell had broken loose - bombs were raining down on all the battleships,” Ross remembers. “I saw the [U.S.S.] Arizona take a bomb through the deck and just settle down in the bottom of the harbor with a lot of people still trapped below deck. I was just dumfounded.” Moored in berth X-9, just off the famed Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor, Ross and his mates did what they could to aid in the American defense of the harbor. But Ross, Navy officials and even dignitaries in Washington, D.C. soon came to realize that they were grossly unprepared for an attack. “We were not at all prepared,” Ross says. “My battle station was a .50 caliber machine gun and I had to break open our ammunition locker with a marlinspike because it was all locked up.
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“We fired on some of the planes, but they were mostly too high and the 50 caliber didn’t have that much range. There was one that went by close and I fired on it, but he went by too fast and I didn’t manage to hit him.” Adding to the confusion was the nagging question of who, exactly, was attacking the base. “I told my friend during the attack that I didn’t understand how the Germans could have gotten all the way over here. For some reason, we thought it was the Germans attacking us,” Ross says. “But, about that time, an airplane came flying very low and I saw the big rising sun painted on it. So, I knew then.” The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor lasted for nearly two hours. When it was complete, 2,403 Americans were killed, 1,178 more were wounded, eight battleships were damaged or sunk and 188 aircraft were lost. It was a day that launched the United States into World War II, eventually leading to President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop atomic weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. “I remember going out of the harbor after the attack and seeing the battleship Nevada beached to one side of the channel,” Ross recalls. “She’d been hit and her skipper took her off to the side so she wouldn’t block the channel. That was a sorry sight seeing her sunk there in the mud." “It was just a total defeat at Pearl Harbor. Had the Japanese followed it up, they might have been able to occupy the island. But they didn’t.” After the attack, the Selfridge patrolled the area around Pearl Harbor for several days looking for Japanese ships and/or aircraft. All they found was a submarine. “As we were steaming out of the harbor, I remember thinking that the Japanese probably had a lot of battleships out there waiting for us and we’d be blown out of the water,” Ross says. “But we got out there and there was nothing, to my relief. We circled the harbor for two or three days and did attack a Japanese submarine while we were out there. We think we hit it, but we never were quite sure.” After Pearl Harbor, Ross sailed with the Selfridge to Sydney, Australia, where he and his shipmates spent many months patrolling the waters of the South Pacific. Later in the war, he returned to northern
California to train as a pharmacist mate and was eventually assigned to a Marine Corps battalion on Guadalcanal. He played roles in the United States’ attacks in Bougainville and in Guam. “In Guam, I was driving a jeep ambulance and we had to drive in over a reef for a half-mile or so where the water was waist deep,” Ross remembers. “Our vehicles were waterproof, but my jeep gave out about halfway in. We were being shelled by the Japanese as we were coming ashore, so I was kind of nervous out there with my jeep stuck in the mud. I stood on top of my jeep waist deep in water and some guy in an amphibious tank pulled me in and got me up on dry land. “Looking back on it, that was a close call. But I always felt like somebody else was going to get hurt instead of me. I never thought it would be me, and it never was.”
There were Japanese in the hills and the colonel chewed me out for it, but I figured I had done the right thing. As a medic, Ross always did his best to help. But sometimes his good-nature got him in a bit of hot water. “On Guam, we had pretty well pacified the island and I had a tent set up for sick bay when one night a little teenage girl came in wanting to know if I could help her sister who was very ill,” Ross says. “I told her I would and I took the jeep ambulance and she showed me where to go. We went into the hills in the night, which I later caught hell for from my colonel. “Her sister had pneumonia, but I got her in the ambulance and took her back to our camp and woke up the doctor. She was very ill and she died later that night. There were still Japanese up in the hills and the colonel chewed me out for it, but I figured I had done the right thing.” Years later, Ross received a letter in the mail simply addressed to “John Ross, U.S. Navy, Philadelphia, PA.” It was from the young girl he helped that night. “She was just very grateful that I tried Continued to page nine
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County seeks proposals for moderate housing Sussex County Administrator David B. Baker announced Tuesday, Jan. 22, that Sussex County is seeking developer proposals in the newest round for the Moderately Priced Housing Unit program. Applicants have until early March to submit proposals for the program, which aims to increase the county’s housing stock for middle-income professionals, such as teachers, nurses and police officers. Adopted by Sussex County Council in January 2006, the MPHU ordinance is an incentive-based program designed to attract developers to construct more attainable housing for thousands of Sussex County residents. In exchange for agreeing to build housing that is affordable – for households earning between $30,900 and $68,875 annually, based on size – developers can win expedited reviews and increased densities for their projects. The first round of proposals, in March 2006, attracted three bids that have since yielded more than 500 approved affordable housing units. Sussex County is launching this latest round after numerous requests in recent months from developers interested in taking part in the program, said Brandy A. Bennett, housing coordinator in the County’s Community Development & Housing office. In this second round, the County is particularly interested in receiving applications from developers with smaller projects – between 40 and 60 units. The County is hopeful that, given the recent troubles within the real estate market, smaller projects might result in quicker turn-around from concept to construction, Ms. Bennett said.
“Even though the market has slowed, there is still quite a bit of developer interest in participating in the County’s affordable housing program,” Ms. Bennett said. “We’re hopeful that this latest round will put residents in new, affordable homes within the next 18 months to two years.” Also new in this second round will be the consideration of projects that already have preliminary approval through the County’s Planning & Zoning office. While those projects must still adhere to program guidelines, they would not qualify for expedited review or bonus densities. Those wishing to participate in the program must meet a variety of criteria to qualify. Applicants will be scored based on their proposals, and considered accordingly for participation in the program. The Community Development & Housing office will accept the proposals, review and score them, and then make a recommendation to County Council for its approval of participants. The guidelines and application can be found on the county’s Web site at www.sussexcountyde.gov under the Community Development & Housing Department. An informational meeting for interested parties will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the County Council chambers of the County Administrative Offices building, 2 The Circle, in Georgetown. Applications must be submitted by no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, to be considered. For more information, call 855-7777.
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to help her sister that night,” Ross says. “I was very pleased to hear from her.” Ross’s belief that he would never be hurt was nearly shattered later on in Guam, of all things during a visit to the latrine. “I had to use the latrine one night and, while I was walking out there, I heard an airplane overhead and then I heard a bomb coming,” Ross remembers. “You could hear them fall; they sort of make a swishing sound. I found a little place in the ground and I hit that just in time. “We later estimated that it was a 500 pound bomb that hit not far away from where I was and just shattered the jungle. It would have shattered me too if I hadn’t been able to crawl down in that little depression.” Ross later returned to the United States and spent a year with a naval unit at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. It was there that he met his wife, Pansie. But his first few years back home were also spent fighting bouts of malaria, a disease he contracted in the Pacific.
“My doctor at first told me that I just wasn’t used to the winter weather,” Ross chuckles. “But the doctors at the Wildwood Naval Air Station [in New Jersey] knew immediately that it was malaria and got me on quinine.” After surviving one of the grandest attacks in United States military history, as well as bouts with malaria and several other battles, Ross today says he was simply doing his job. “I always did my best in whatever they asked me to do, but I was certainly no hero,” he says. “I just did what I was told and did the best I could.” Ross retired from a career with the Unisys Corp. in 1986 and returned to Sussex County with Pansie. They had one son and one daughter, both of whom served in the United States Army. Next week’s feature will profile a Marine Corps man, from Seaford, who took part in the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He was one of 17 survivors of his squadron, which totaled 310 before the attack.
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
Heritage Weekend to focus on history of Seaford, Civil War By Lynn R. Parks
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is once again planning a festival for Memorial Day weekend. The chamber last held its Towne and Country Fair in 2006 and the crowd that year was pretty small. But Paula Gunson, chamber director, expects the chamber’s Heritage Fair, set for May 23 through 25, to attract a large number of people. “The Seaford Heritage Weekend has the potential to be a premier event for the western Sussex County area,” Gunson said. “Committee chairs Terry Ayers and Frank Bradley have put together a dedicated group of volunteers for the event. "It takes is a great group of people who want to help make this event special, and that's what we have.” The fair, to be held at the Ross Plantation, will focus on the history of Seaford and western Sussex County. Members of the Nanticoke tribe will be there, as will an African-American dance troupe. The Ross Plantation is home to Delaware’s only surviving slave quarters. The focus of the event will be the Civil War. Reenactors will set up camps for
Union soldiers as well as for Rebel soldiers and skirmishes between the North and the South will take place throughout the weekend. The Civil War living history area of the fair will be dedicated to long-time reenactor John “Buck” Owens, who died last year. “We are particularly excited about the plans to wrap everything around a large group of re-enactors, representing Yankees and Rebels, encamped on the grounds,” Gunson said. “Battle lines are being drawn for skirmishes on the property. And after the battles, the ladies will offer an ice cream social for the war-weary gents.” The weekend will kick off Friday evening with Little Miss pageants. Food booths will be set up throughout the plantation grounds. On Saturday, crafts and display booths will open and the food booths will reopen. In addition, there will be displays about the area’s history. Children’s games and activities will be set up throughout the fair and along the south road into the grounds there will be an antique car show. The Seaford Historical Society will conduct tours of the historic Governor Ross mansion (there is an admission fee). The fair will wind up on Sunday
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CHEER provides mobile market The CHEERmobile Mini-Market is a “Grocery Store on Wheels” and is available to any senior citizens (age 50+) or disabled, adult Sussex County resident who is unable to shop. The service is also available on a temporary basis to any adult recovering from medical treatment and is unable to shop regularly. The inventory boasts more than 175 staple grocery items ranging from cereal to toothpaste. All items are non-perishable with the exception of bread and milk. Pet foods are also stocked. Groceries may be purchased by cash or check. The customer selects their groceries each week from an inventory list and the driver delivers the selected items to the customer’s door. There is a one-time application fee of $10. Customers are not obligated to purchase any specified amount of groceries. The CHEERmobile is a program operated by CHEER Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the seniors of Sussex County maintain a healthy lifestyle. Anyone wishing to receive this service should complete a short application form available at the following locations - Greenwood, Slaughter Neck, Harbour LightsLewes, Oak Orchard, Ocean View, Roxana and Georgetown Senior Centers. The form is also available from the CHEER Community Center on Rt. 9 in Georgetown. For more information or to enroll, call Elizabeth Walls at 856-5187.
Town of Laurel Open House The Mayor and Council of Laurel would like to extend an invitation to the public to attend an Open House to meet the town’s new Town Manager, Bill Fasano, Jr. and his wife, Erin. The open house will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic Street. Light refreshments will be served.
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Words from the wise is the best mental glue Not too long after she was married, my daughter called from her YNN ARKS apartment in St. Paul to tell me that she had just stuck her finger in her As she explained to me brand new blender. While it was that she had searched the running. She had called her father at his telephone book to find the work and he had advised her to closest emergency room, wait for a few minutes for the the timbre and tone of her bleeding to stop and then, if her covoice were the same as agulants had not been able to do they always are. their job, to head to the nearest emergency room. While she was waiting, she said, she thought she she was in. would call me. And then, finally, “Geez, Mom. Calm She sounded so calm. In her situation, I down. I think I broke the garbage disposwould have tried to sound calm. But my al.” voice would have been shaking. As she Oh, the garbage disposal. I wasn’t goexplained to me that she had searched the ing to have to rush out to St. Paul after all. telephone book to find the closest emerI stopped trying to figure out where my gency room and that she knew which bus suitcase was. to take to get there, the timbre and tone of Her father, who is pretty much able to her voice were the same as they always understand and solve any problem, directare. ed her to the reset button on the garbage “Well, Mom, it’s still bleeding,” she disposal. She pushed it and the crisis was wrapped up our conversation. “I’ll call over. you when I leave the hospital.” This weekend, our daughter, the As it turned out, no stitches were regarbage taken care of and her finger nicequired. The emergency room doctor was ly healed, is traveling to Delaware. She able to glue together the gaping wound and her new husband will be among the across the first knuckle of her pointer finsmall group of family members who will ger (of course it was her pointer finger — witness the marriage of her brother and what finger would you stick in a his girlfriend. blender?). He then wrapped the end of her Yes, that’s right. My two offspring, finger, glue and all, in a bandage. born three and a half years apart, will have “I’m lucky I didn’t break my finger,” gotten married within four months of each she told me cheerily during the bus ride other. back to her apartment. “Or cut half of it Ten years ago, when I still had children off.” at home, I would have predicted that two It was this episode that flashed through weddings — two such dramatic statemy mind this weekend, when my daughter ments of aging, on everyone’s part — in called again. “Hi Mom,” she said. “Is Dad just a few months would probably be there?” enough to put my voice to shaking. But so “Yes, he’s right here,” I said. Then, far, I am calm. I am cleaning the house for “Why, are you bleeding?” guests, preparing a large family dinner, “No, I’m not bleeding. But I think I and not once have I had to call the doctor broke something.” to ask for glue, mental or otherwise. Now, what would you think? Wouldn’t Just in case things get to be too much, you think that she had suffered a bone fac- though, I have devised a plan. I have ture? That she was lying along the side of memorized words of wisdom passed on to the road somewhere, helpless to move and me by a sage of our times, and I will simlucky that at least her cell phone was easi- ply repeat them to myself over and over ly accessible? until the crisis passes. “And still, she sounds so calm,” I “Geez Mom, calm down. Geez Mom, thought to myself. My voice was already calm down.” shaking. If you see my lips moving in that ca“You broke a bone?” I managed to dence, don’t bother me. I am on my own stammer out. personal bus, headed to my own personal Silence. No wonder, with all that pain emergency room.
Kids’ reading program to start Feb. 9 Area students in kindergarten through grade six are invited to participate in the Laurel Public Library’s third annual Winter Reading Program. Signups begin on Saturday, Feb. 9. Students who read at least five books by March 8 will receive a book and prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. In addition, top readers in several categories will win Barnes and Noble Gift Certificates. The theme of the 2008 Winter Reading Program is “Celebrate our World” and the
library will host five special celebrations of holidays around the world. The first program, celebrating Chinese New Year, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Children in kindergarten through grade six are invited to attend. Pre-registration is required for each celebration and can be done in person, by phone, or by email. For more information, call the library at 875-3184 or contact Becky Norton, youth services librarian, by e-mail at email@example.com.
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FFA officers conduct workshops in Delaware By Carol Kinsley National FFA officers, who are taking a year off from college to travel throughout the United States, conducted workshops at Woodbridge High School and Cape Henlopen High School in Sussex County on Jan. 8. “It’s part of their training experience,” explained Nicholas Cole, executive secretary of the Delaware FFA Association. “They have to get in so many schools and practice speeches.” Students assembled during exam week to hear Zach Kinne, national president of the organization, give the keynote address. Kinne, who is from Eagleville, Mo., graduated in a class of 12 students. His speech focused on how the actions of a single individual can have a positive impact on others. One example was a simple greeting by his friend Justin, who said “Good morning” every day to a young girl who was treated as an outcast in their school. On the last day of school Justin found a note from the girl in his locker, telling him how those few words each morning had made her day at a time when no one else even noticed her. “Why can’t we choose to make a pos-
itive impact on others?” Kinne urged. Students were divided into two groups for hands-on training. In one session, National Secretary Becky Sullivan, who is from Paola, Kan., had students try to communicate a word written on an index card when the “translator,” who could see the card, could only nod in response to questions from the student who could not see what was on the card held above his head. Some of the officers visited the new shop where Fred Brock teaches structural systems. They were impressed by some of the projects of Brock's students. Years ago, FFA stood for “Future Farmers of America,” but the organization is now simply FFA, in recognition of the broader range of interests of its high school and college-age members. Students in agricultural education classes complete a “Supervised Agricultural Experience” or SAE which supports skill and competency development, career success and application of specific learned agricultural and academic skills. SAEs range from alpacas and air conditioning to zoo employment and zucchini production. For information on the organization, visit www.ffa.org, or call Nicholas Cole at 302-857-6493.
Becky Sullivan, standing at left, National FFA Secretary, who hails from Kansas, conducts a workshop at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville. Ashley Edwards, in the foreground, played the role of "translator" and could only nod in response to questions from Ethan Stoeckel (in fatigues) about what word was written on the card held by Brook Callaway. Photo by Carol Kinsley
Nanticoke Rotary House provides shelter for women, children Frank Bradley spoke to members of Soroptimist International of Seaford at the Jan. 16 program meeting about Rotary House, sponsored by the Nanticoke Rotary Club. Soroptimist International of Seaford financially supports this endeavor each year. According to Bradley, in 1991 the club was looking for a project that would represent what Nanticoke Rotary stood for. They saw a need for transitional hous-
ing and built the first Rotary House, a duplex located on Market Street. In February 1993, the first resident moved in. For the most part, residents of Rotary House have been women with children who need a temporary place to stay. “This housing is intended for those who need and want assistance so they can move forward and get on their feet, not for someone who wants to stay there,” Bradley said. The typical term of stay is 90 days
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Rite Tech Aerospace opens East Coast facility in Bridgeville The Delaware Economic Development Office and company executives celebrated the official opening of Rite Tech Aerospace’s new engineering facility in Bridgeville on Tuesday, Jan. 29. California-based Rite Tech provides engineering solution for clients in aerospace, aviation, automotive and consumer products industries. The company’s only East Coast office will offer services to aerospace and aviation companies including Engineering Design and System Integration, Program Management and FAA Certification Support. These services will help Rite Tech take full advantage of current engineering design opportunities that exist within aircraft completion, modification centers and other engineering businesses throughout the United States and Europe. “We are proud to assist Rite Tech Aerospace in locating their east coast engineering company in Delaware, and pleased their new facility will bring many competitive jobs to the state in the years ahead,” said Governor Ruth Ann Minner. “The Rite Tech Company is an excellent addition to Delaware’s growing aviation industry.” The Delaware Economic Development Office awarded Rite Tech a Strategic Fund Loan in the amount of $100,000 to offset its startup and training costs. In addition, DEDO also awarded a $25,000 Strategic Fund Grant to the company. This investment will initially help create 9 new jobs with a me-
dian salary of more than $90,000. The company will locate at the Dateman Office Complex in Bridgeville, and plans to expand to 29 total staff members as new business contracts are secured. Rite Tech’s economic impact to Delaware’s economy is estimated at $1.1 million. “We are very pleased to welcome the expansion of Rite Tech Aerospace to Delaware,” said Judy McKinney-Cherry, director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. “It is our goal to bring in highpaying jobs to the state and to take advantage of the contributions companies like Rite Tech will make to our vibrant aviation industry. Rite Tech will make an excellent compliment to other Sussex County companies like PATS Aviation. “We promise to provide our clients with top quality personnel in management, engineering design and certification ready and equipped to achieve the results,” said Joseph Smith, Vice-President of Rite Tech Aerospace. “We bring the right people – the best people – to handle each project. Our goal is the formation of lasting relationships with our clients. These long term relationships enable us to deliver quality services and focused solutions that grow out of familiarity with their needs and corporate culture. “Our clients gain the benefit of continuity, as our knowledge base grows, we continually finetune our services to reduce risks and deliver quality services today and into the future.”
Self-help housing project in Laurel MHDC is seeking applications for its newest Self-Help housing effort in Laurel. The Mutual SelfHelp Housing program is primarily designed to help very low and low-income households construct their own homes. Each home, located in Manchester Manor, is well designed (Energy Star), safe, warm and comfortable. 3/4 acre lots are available and house plans range from 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, all appliances and over 1,300 square feet of living space. Self Help participants work together to build each other’s homes, contributing a total of 30 hours each week to construct their home with help from family and friends. Construction training and supervision are provided. The savings from the reduction in labor costs, coupled with low interest permanent mortgages, allows otherwise ineligible families to own their homes. Qualifying applicants will have incomes at or below 80% of area median income, reasonable credit histories and a willingness to contribute time and energy for construction. Interest rates can be as low as 1%, depending on
income. “We are pleased the have this opportunity to offer the Self-Help housing program in Laurel and encourage the community to consider passing this great opportunity to a friend, neighbor or coworker who has dreamed of owning a home, but may need a little help,” said MHDC President David Moore. “We are taking applications now and are ready to start quickly,” he says. Angela Wisseman of Lincoln is a great example of the benefits the Self-Help Housing Program brings. She and four other households joined together to form a mutual self-help group. The group worked together, putting in more than 1,000 hours of labor to construct each other’s homes. Angela says MHDC’s Self-Help Housing Program is well worth it. If she had to do it all over again, she would because it provides a brighter future for families and their children and gives them the opportunity to have an affordable place they can call home. For details contact Peggy Carlino at 302-422-8255 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rite Tech Resources Rite Tech has a management team of engineers with over 20 years of high-level experience successfully managing, designing and certifying the following products: multiple aircraft platforms; aircraft modifications; interior completions; primary and secondary structural designs; avionics and Cabin Management Systems (CMS) upgrades. The
team is also experienced with installation and manufacturing liaison support. The company’s largest customer at its West Coast operation is Boeing Satellite. At its new East Coast location, Rite Tech Aerospace, its primary customers will be PATS Aviation, Dassault Falcon Jet and others. About DEDO The Delaware Economic Development Office is an executive
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Super Bowl party goes well with hot and spicy Mexican foods Try Googling “Super Bowl.” ORETTA NORR You’ll get about 19.5 million hits. Forty-two years and counting and the big game shows no signs of losing popularity, thanks in no small part to ingenious promotion but also garlic and olive oil. Fold in to our love of this all-American the crab and season with salt competition. Even those who are and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 neither competitive nor sporty hour. Let the salsa come to can get caught up in the exciteroom temperature, then fold in ment. The Super Bowl party is the almonds. Serve with potathe inescapable outcome. to chips. As I’ve always said, Super The salsa can be refrigeratBowl Sunday is not the time to ed for up to 4 hours. Fold in show off your gourmet expertise. almonds just before serving. Your treats should be those that From Food & Wine by can mount a sustained drive and Michael Symon pull off a blitz. In other words, there should be a lot of food and Mexican Black Bean Soup there should be spice involved. with Sausage I love Mexican food for Super Serves 4 Bowl. Here are a few recipes that 2 tablespoons extra-virgin meet my game day criteria. olive oil 1 medium onion, finely Mexican Clam Dip chopped Makes about 2 cups. 3 garlic cloves, very finely 12 ounces cream cheese, room chopped temperature 1 canned chipotle chile, seeded 3/4 cup (about 6 ounces) purand finely chopped chased green chili salsa (salsa 1 teaspoon ground cumin verde) 1 4-ounce can diced green chilies 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 15-ounce cans black beans, 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro drained 3 6.5-ounce cans chopped 3 cups chicken stock or clams, drained well canned low-sodium broth Corn chips or tortilla chips 3/4 pound smoky cooked Beat cream cheese in large sausage, such as andouille bowl until smooth. Mix in salsa, or kielbasa, thinly sliced chilies and cilantro. Add clams 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and blend well. Season to taste 2 tablespoons very finely with salt and pepper. Transfer to chopped cilantro ovenproof dish. (Can be prepared Salt and freshly ground pepper one day ahead. Cover; chill.) Sour cream and lime wedges, Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for serving dip uncovered until heated In a medium saucepan, heat through and bubbling around the olive oil until shimmering. edges, about 35 minutes. Place Add the onion and cook over bowl of dip on platter. Surround moderate heat, stirring occawith chips and serve. From Bon sionally until softened, about 3 Appétit’s Too Busy to Cook? minutes. Add the garlic along with the chipotle, cumin and Lump Crab Salsa oregano and cook, stirring, unServes 10 til fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro black beans and chicken stock 2 medium shallots, very finely and simmer, partially covered, chopped for 15 minutes. Using a potato 1 red bell pepper, finely diced masher, coarsely crush some 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely of the beans. diced Meanwhile, heat a large Finely grated zest and juice of 1 skillet over high heat. Add the lime sausage and cook until 1 garlic clove, very finely browned, stirring occasionally, chopped about 5 minutes. Add the 1/4 cup extra-vir-gin olive oil sausage to the beans, along 2 pounds lump crabmeat, with the lime juice and picked over cilantro; season with salt and Salt and freshly ground pepper pepper. Simmer the soup for 2 1/2 cup salted roasted alminutes to allow the flavors to monds, coarsely chopped blend. Ladle the soup into Thick-cut potato chips, for bowls and serve, passing the serving sour cream and lime wedges In a large bowl, combine the separately. cilantro, shallots, bell pepper, From Food & Wine by Dijalapeno, lime zest, lime juice,
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ane Rosen Worthington Beef and Fontina Tostaditos Makes 2 dozen tostaditos. 4 medium tomatillos, husked and finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons minced cilantro 1 teaspoon hot sauce 4 ounces thickly sliced roast beef, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded Fontina cheese, shredded (2 ounces) 48 mini round corn tortilla chips Salt Preheat the oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the tomatillos, red onion, cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon of the hot sauce. In a medium bowl, combine the roast beef with the Fontina and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of hot sauce. Arrange half of the
tortilla chips on a large rimmed baking sheet. Spoon the filling onto the tortilla chips and top with the remaining 24 chips. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the filling is hot and bubbling. Transfer to a platter. Season the tomatillo relish with salt, spoon a little on top of each tostadito and serve immediately. From Food & Wine by Grace Parisi
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Nanticoke Hospital is the recipient of the Press Ganey Compass Award— one of only three hospitals in the nation recognized for most improved patient satisfaction. Making the discharge process seamless and speedy. Giving instructions on at-home care. Respecting a patient’s privacy. For these reasons and more, Nanticoke Hospital’s discharge staff earns our thanks. Because of them, our patients are feeling better about being here while they’re receiving our expert medical care. Which earned us recognition by Press Ganey—a leading healthcare consultant that partners with more than 7,000 healthcare organizations, including nearly 40% of U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve their quality of care. At Nanticoke, we’re charting a new course in quality healthcare.
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Entertainment Black Mountain Chorus to present concert The Seaford Community Concert Association announce its next concert in the 2007-08 season, The Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales, on Wednesday, Feb. 6. This third in a series of concerts will once again be held at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. For the last 150 years, Wales has built an international reputation as a country full of singers, spawning nearly 300 male choruses. Black Mountain Chorus of Wales brilliantly carries forth this choral tradition and is dedicated to two things — complementing the work of fellow Welsh choirs and creating a rewarding environment for younger singers so that they may achieve a vocal and performance level previously thought not possible for themselves. Singing both Welsh classics (in the
Film explores black education The Milton Historical Society and Rehoboth Beach Film Society continue the Delaware Roots film series with a screening of “A Separate Place,” at the Milton Theater at 7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 8. “A Separate Place (The Schools P. S. du Pont Built)” is a documentary about
Welsh language) and more contemporary popular selections, Black Mountain Chorus not only renders flawless traditional male choral sounds, they turn dreams into reality. The Black Mountain Male Chorus has made a considerable impact on the concert circuit in the four corners of the U.S., with nearly 200 appearances to great critical acclaim. Compared to traditional welsh choirs, this group has the average age of just 30, with members drawn from all over Wales. The Chorus’ performance is often described as a “musical journey through Wales.” Join us for an evening of delightful entertainment. For further membership information, contact Allan Kittila at 629-6184 or Mary Ann Torkelson at 536-1384. the legacy of segregation and desegregation in African-American education. Segregation made it a struggle for AfricanAmericans to obtain a quality education for economic advancement. Appalled by Delaware’s segregated system for collecting school taxes, P. S. du Pont spent more than $6 million to build African-American schools, which dramatically improved the conditions in which African-American
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children were taught. These improvements are explored in the film through interviews with teachers and students. After the screening, there will be a question and answer session with former teachers and students who attended Sussex County DuPont schools. Tickets are $3 and are available by calling the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at 302-645-9095 ext. 1. Seating is limited
and advance ticket purchases are recommended. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Milton Theater is located at 110 Union St., Milton. Delaware Roots will continue on March 14, with a screening of “The ’62 Storm.” For more information, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com or call the Milton Historical Society at 302-684-1010.
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Education Founder of Delaware Kwanzaa Committee to perform at Del Tech Baba Kamau Ngom will be at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community college next week to celebrate Black History Month 2008. He will present his “African/AfricanAmerican Historical Journey” Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. in the campus theater in the Arts & Sciences building. The program is 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 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 Delaware Humanities Forum. Ngom will trace African-American history through the oral tradition using music, symbols and stories as the conductor. For more information, call Delaware Tech at 856-5400 or the Delaware Humanities Forum at (800) 752-2060. Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is a member of the Delaware Humanities Forum, which
ACCOUNTING AND PAYROLL STUDENTS GRADUATE - Students in the accounting and payroll certificate program at Sussex Tech Adult Division graduated on Monday, Jan. 14. Receiving certificates were, from left, Tammy Thomas, Seaford; Robert Murray Jr., Rehoboth; and LaWanda Smith, Bridgeville. Not pictured is graduate Leslie Scott of Georgetown. For information about the next class, call 856-9035.
Class earns books for others Delaware Kwanzaa Committee founder Baba Kamau Ngom will be the guest speaker during Delaware Technical & Community College’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 6.
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Education briefs Del Tech to offer driving courses
Adults who complete the Defensive Driving courses at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, can save 10 to 15 percent on their car insurance. Participants are taught simple driving strategies to help avoid collisions. After completion of the course, they receive a guaranteed 10-percent reduction for three years on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. A three-point credit may also be applied to their Delaware driving records via the Delaware Safety Council’s computer linkup with the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. Three years after completing the class, graduates of the basic class can participate in Advanced Defensive Driving to learn additional strategies for road safety and earn a 15-percent reduction on their insurance for another three-year period. The Basic Defensive Driving Course will meet on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Advanced Defensive Driving Course will meet Monday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Both courses are taught by the Delaware Safety Council. For complete information on course dates, times, fees, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 8546966.
Delmarva Christian open house set Delmarva Christian High School, Georgetown, will hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Delmarva Christian High School is a non-denominational Christian high school serving students in ninth through 12th grades who reside in Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware and Wicomico, Dorchester and Worcester counties in Maryland. The school’s mission is to train students spiritually, academically and physically to know and do God's will in their lives. DCHS teachers must be certified by Delaware (or a reciprocal state) or by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Visitors to the open house will have the opportunity to meet teachers, coaches, students and parents to discuss the school's curriculum, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Information about January's J-Term courses, including mission ministries, will also be available. The school will be open for informal tours of student classrooms, art and music rooms and the Draper Family Foundation Gymnasium. The school is located at 21150 Airport Road. For more information, call 8564040 or visit www.delmarvachristian.com.
Shannon Rolph and her fourth-grade class at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Seaford have won the Whoopi! We’re Reading! Sweepstakes, a national sweepstakes sponsored by Scholastic Book Clubs. Rolph's students are trying to determine what to do to donate their prize — 1,000 books from Scholastic. As participants in Scholastic Book Clubs’ ClassroomsCare program, a philanthropic literacy initiative, students were encouraged to read with the promise that for every 100 books read by students across the country, 100 books would be donated to kids in need. Rolph’s class was one of only 100 across the nation to win the prize out of more than 17,000 classes that entered the sweepstakes. ClassroomsCare is designed to empower students around the country to make a difference in the world. The program distributes more than 1 million books a year, in addition to 100,000 books it donates through ClassroomsCare. “When I discovered I won I was very excited for my class and our school,”
Del Tech to hold open house Feb. 7 Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, will hold an open house Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center on the Georgetown Campus. Refreshments will be provided. Information will be available on admission, connected degrees and transfer options, athletics, student activities, and applying for financial aid and scholarships, including details about the SEED program that provides free tuition for eligible high school students. In case of inclement weather on Feb. 7, call 302-856-5555.
Rolph said. “I saw this as a great opportunity for my students to give something to their community. It is very rewarding to watch my students get so excited about giving to others.”
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Community Bulletin Board Events Delaware Tech information night
Information night & open house, Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Delaware Technical & Community College, Carter Partnership Center, Rt. 18/Seashore Highway, Georgetown. Meet and talk with students, graduates, faculty. Obtain information on all aspects of college life. Food and ice cream provided. Free admission for interested students and families. In case of inclement weather on Feb. 7, call 856-5555.
Moose Lodge dinner and dance
Saturday, Feb. 9, dinner, 6-8 p.m., and dance - Barren Creek Band will play from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Call 629-6550 for ticket information. (For members and qualified guests only!)
In honor of Chocolate Month, the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a Chocolate Lovers’ Night on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Whip up your favorite chocolate dessert and enter it in our best chocolate dessert contest to be held that evening. Those who attend will be our judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorite. The highlight of the evening will be a special presentation by Mary Sears of Sweet Serenity Chocolates of Seaford. Free samples of her wares will be available, and the winner of the Best Chocolate dessert contest will receive a box of her delectable delights! Those wishing to enter the dessert contest must submit their forms (including recipe) by Feb. 14. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the library or by calling 349-5309. The Greenwood Library is located on Market Street in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information contact: Robin Miller, at 349-5309.
Greenwood Library Tax-Aide
Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13, AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 27, March 12, 26 and April 9. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is open to the public at no charge. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. If filing jointly with a spouse and e-filing is desired that day, the spouse must be present to sign the return. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.
Published art historian
The Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House will sponsor Sandra Denney, a published art historian as the guest speaker on Feb. 4, at the Methodist Manor
House. The program will focus on Thomas Jefferson, Gentleman Architect. According to Denney, President Jefferson’s artistic standards, technical knowledge and enthusiasm equaled that of any professional architect of the day. She will illustrate her lecture with slides. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The town of Bridgeville commission election will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the Town Hall, 101 North Main St., between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. Registered voters will receive notification of their voting district by mail. Every resident of the town who is 18 years of age shall have one vote, provided he/she has registered on the “Books of Registered Voters” of the town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall during regular office hours by completing such forms as provided by the Town. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A tribute to black history
Join us for family night, Friday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. Speakers will be Doreen Bumpass, Eric Teale, Arnita Thomas, and Pastor Carlos Cannon.
Scouts food drive
Once again it is time for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to do a ‘Good Turn for America.’ The Good Turn for America program is designed to help people in local communities. Today, America needs the service of its citizens more than ever to help overcome hunger, lack of adequate shelter, and poor health. During the first week in February, Scouts from Troops and Packs 182, 249 and 381 will join together for a local community food drive. These Scouts will be going door-todoor in many Seaford neighborhoods leaving bags on doors and returning a week later to collect non-perishable foods such as canned soups, peanut butter, noodles, cereals, beans, spaghetti sauce, seasonings, powdered milk canned fruits and vegetables. All foods collected will remain in the Seaford area food closets. The bags will be distributed on the weekend of Feb. 1 and picked up on Feb. 9. When placing the food bags filled with the foods on Feb. 9, please make sure that it is in plain sight for the scouts to pick up. So, if you should find a scout food bag on your door, give generously.
Boy Scout Troop 90 registration
Boy Scout Troop 90 of Laurel will host a Scout display and hot dogs and chili luncheon, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Also Scout registration will be held. Come and see what scouting in Laurel is all about. It is located at Centenary United Methodist Church, on Market Street.
SCA holds dinner & auction
On Saturday, Feb. 2, Seaford Christian Academy will be holding its 6th annual dinner and auction. Some of the featured items this year are: gold diamond pendant, tri-color bracelet, gas grill, Vera Bradley items, Baltimore Ravens autographed football, and gift certificates to restaurants, salons, theaters, and many more. Doors open for the auction at 6 p.m. Silent Auction tables close beginning at 6:30
Admission $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110, or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com.
p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner tickets still available. For more information call 629-7161.
‘Wishes, Bubbles, & Romance’
The Seaford Museum will be participating in ‘Wishes, Bubbles, & Romance-A Toast To Romance,’ on Saturday, Feb. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Bunny Williams, a member of the Historical Society, will be demonstrating the art of jewelry making. There will be several items previously made that may be purchased on that day.
Seaford Heritage Days
Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area’s first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during “Seaford Heritage Days,” Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC. www.seafordchamber.com.
Delaware Horse Expo
Saturday, March 15, Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information, education, entertainment, shopping.
Free tax assistance
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 1 through April 15 for senior and low-income taxpayers of all ages. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations: • Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939. • Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524. • Greenwood Public Library, Market and Mill streets, Greenwood, 349-5309. • Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, 337-7401. • Laurel Public Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184. • Delmar Public Library, 101 North BiState Boulevard, Delmar, 846-9894. Evening appointments are available at the Seaford Library, all other locations are daytime appointments. Call for an appointment. Service is also available for homebound individuals.
The Georgetown Chamber and Georgetown Public Library have teamed up again to host another training seminar, ProQuest., on Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., at the Georgetown
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Lewes Polar Bear plunge
Lewes Polar Bear plunge for Special Olympics Delaware will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, 1 p.m., at Rehoboth Beach. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call, 302-831-4653, 302-8550546 or www.sode.org
LHS Class of 1987
The LHS Class of ‘87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information for class members and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6284140.
Babies and toddlers ‘stay & play’
The ‘Parents As Teachers’ (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (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. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Georgetown Library events
Hometown pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 8567958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.
Preschoolers story time
Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 8753184.
Laurie White of the Veteran Services will be at the CHEER Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. until noon to answer questions on Veteran Benefits. This month it will be on Feb. 5. This service is free to all Veterans of any era and there is no appointment necessary. The CHEER Community Center is located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For further information call the community center at 302-854-9500.
It is that time again for having your taxes done. The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. Beginning on Monday, Feb. 4 through Monday, April 7, appointments can be made
MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the following information with you when coming to your appointment: last year’s return, W-2, Social Security cards or individual tax identification and a valid photo ID. For further information call the center at 302-854-9500.
bake sale and breakfast sandwiches available as well as some patriotic items sold by the Ladies Auxiliary. Proceeds will benefit the relief fund. For more details call president Michaele Russell, 349-4220.
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The Laurel Planning & Zoning Committee will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is to review the proposed changes to the town’s proposed subdivision ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the conference room of Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel.
The Home, Garden, Family & Craft Show, presented by the Salisbury Optimist Club, will return to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center for its 44th year on Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24. Spend the day perusing a variety of displays to gather ideas and learn some valuable tips on how to improve your home this year. Show hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily admission is just $4 per person for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For additional information on the show, or how to become a vendor contact Optimist member Don Fitzgerald at 410-742-0734.
CHEER dinner theater
Join the members and guest of the CHEER Long Neck center for an evening of mystery and delight on Friday, Feb. 29, for their “Murder at Mardi Gras” mystery dinner. The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m., doors are opening, until the mystery is solved. Cost for the dinner and mystery theater is $10 for members and $12.95 for non-members. For more information or tickets call the centers at 945-3551.Tickets are limited please call early to purchase.
AARP safety program course
The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., in Greenwood, will host a 1-day, 4 hour refresher AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Tuesday, March 4. This course will be held from 12:30- 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per participant. Make checks payable to AARP. You must register in advance for this course and must have had the AARP Driver Safety Program course within the last three years to take the Refresher course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a 15 percent deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Junior Miss scholarship program
The Delaware’s Junior Miss Scholarship Organization is currently seeking contestants for its upcoming state program. Girls must be high school juniors graduating in 2009. Delaware’s Junior Miss is a non-profit organization which offers scholarship monies for high school girls. The winner will represent Delaware at the America’s Junior Miss National Finals in June at Mobile, Ala. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is April 4. Contact the state chairman at 302-373-1575 or 302-841-7080 or go to www.ajm.org for an application.
Indoor yard sale
The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478, 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, will sponsor an indoor yard sale at the Post on Saturday, Feb. 16. Participants may rent a table for $10 (20 tables available). Time will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Set up starts at 6 a.m. There will be a
Delaware Equine Council meeting
Monday, Feb 18, 7 p.m., program/speaker night...all about Therapeutic Riding will be held at C-Line Stables, Odessa-directions from US 13 near Odessa, go West onto Pine Tree Road, right onto Harris Rd, look for 3491 Harris Road and signage says C-Line Stables, for more information, contact Pam at 302-473-6515.
Laurel Senior Center AARP Driving Course (refresher), Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $10. To register for the course call 8752536.
Widowed Persons meet
Turkey hunters education course
The hunter education office is reminding hunters planning to hunt turkeys on stateowned lands during the 2009 turkey season that new regulations require successful completion of Delaware’s mandatory turkey education course before applying for their 2009 season permits. Each course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations. Course dates and locations for are as follows: Saturday, Feb. 23 - University of Delaware Research & Education Center (Old Agricultural Substation) on Route 9 near Georgetown. Sunday, Feb. 24 - Delmar Fire Hall, Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street, Delmar. Call the Hunter Education Office at 735-3600 to pre-register.
Meetings Georgetown Lions Club meets
The Georgetown Lions Club meets at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. This month will be Feb. 12. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call 856-2972 Helen Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington 855-1160 ahead of time.
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Jessica Collin, Delaware Hospice. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us — we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc.
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 email@example.com.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park’s Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
Old Christ Church League meets
The Old Christ Church League will hold its annual dinner meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Members are invited to attend an evening of food, fellowship and fun as they enjoy a so-
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008 cial hour at 6 p.m. with dinner catered by “My Turn to Cook” at 7 p.m. and a brief business meeting a 8 p.m. The highlight of the evening is a pictorial tour of Old Christ Church given by the League’s own Kendal Jones, Laurel Town Historian. For more information call St. Philip’s office 875-3644. Membership forms and annual dinner reservation forms are available. Reservations are due by Feb. 1.
Seaford High Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their executive board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the downtown Seaford Museum. Call Donna Hastings Angell with any questions at 629-8077.
Sussex County Penn Alumni meets
The Penn Club of Sussex County cordially invites you to its first Social event of 2008. Come meet and mingle with other Penn alumni from the area, and find out how you can get involved with the club. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7, at La Rosa Negra, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes appetizers. A cash bar ($1 off all drinks from 5 to 6 p.m.) Contact Ron Miller W’82, to RSVP at Ronald_miller@ml.com or 302-227-5143.
AARP Chapter #5340 meets
Georgetown’s AARP Chapter #5340 will meet Feb. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speakers are Bob and Vivian Barry retired officers of the United States Central Intelligent Agency. Topic will be their careers and the intelligence community. 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
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.
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.
Cancer Support group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at Fill your special day with the warmth and elegance of fresh flowers. We gather vibrant blooms from around the world to create uniquely beautiful bouquets and arrangements especially for your wedding.
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Historical Society meets
Georgetown Historical Society’s next regular meeting is set for Monday, Feb. 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Wayne Kirklin from Lewes. He will speak about Light Ships. The public is welcome. The meeting location is Lynch building at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown.
Laurel New Century Club meets
The Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Pizza King Restaurant in Seaford at 11:30 a.m. Any interested woman is welcome to join us for lunch, good fellowship and the planning of exciting future events.
Trips Philadelphia Flower Show
The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 5. The bus will leave from the Sears parking lot at 8 a.m. The bus will leave Philadelphia at 4 p.m. to return home. The cost of the trip is $55. Call 628-9828 by Wednesday, Jan. 31, for reservations.
AARP #915 Bus trips
AARP #915 are planning bus trips for 2008. New York Day Trip-- May 24, Cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 1720. Cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675.00 single. Call 410-6737856. Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo -- Sept. 12-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England, Islands, Back Roads, Mountains, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach -- Nov. 10-13, 2008, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.
AARP Chapter #1084 trips
‘Ride the Rails in West Virginia’ is being offered by Seaford AARP, May 21-23. The price is $420 per person, double occupancy. Three train rides through the Appalachian mountains, a windmill farm, Blackwater Falls State Park and shopping in Thomas. New Hampshire White Mountains trip is being offered Oct. 13-16. The price is $640 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, world famous Chutter’s store,
Littleton’s Pollyanna, Sugar Hill Sampler & museum, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store. You will enjoy dinner aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train and also a ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Then cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee on a cruise ship. Next, a visit to Hampshire Pewter. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for information.
Nanticoke Senior Center’s trip
Nanticoke Senior Center’s Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. For further information, call 629-4939.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre trip
Nanticoke Senior Center’s Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip, “All Shook Up,” on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m., Pancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members. ‘All Shook Up’ is a hot-rod musical that takes place during 1955. The musical has 24 Elvis Presley tunes that will kick start memories and have you jumping out of your seat. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center, dinner theatre. For questions and sign-ups call 629-4939.
Trip to Branson, Mo.,
Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person (double occupancy). It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-25336.
Longaberger Bus trip
The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 10-12. Package includes tour of Longaberger’s home office, Homestead, Factory Store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual Spring Fling during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and Dash for Baskets. Each traveling guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For additional information call 245-8842 or email RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Sight and Sound trip
A bus trip to see ‘Daniel and the Lions’ Den’ at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George’s United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.
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Food Shrove Tuesday supper
Centenary United Methodist Church, located on Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. All you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and ham. Children under three are free; children 311 years old, $3; 12 years old and up $5.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, Feb. 3, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.
A luncheon will be on Saturday, March 8, at St. George’s United Methodist Church located between Laurel and Delmar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, homemade chicken salad and hot dogs with homemade soups (cream of crab, vegetable and peas and dumplings). Also baked goods and crafts for sale. For more information, call 846-2301.
Oyster fry on Feb. 2
Charity Lodge #27, 319 Poplar St., Laurel, is hosting an Oyster Fry on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m.-till ? Food available: oysters, hamburgers, and hotdog sandwiches - also baked goods.
Class of 1956 luncheon
The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn, Friday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. Plans will be discussed for their 52nd reunion dinner, Friday, May 16.
Spaghetti dinner & auction
The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win).
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Church Bulletins A Night of Worship The Bible Center Complex will be hosting ‘A Night of Worship’ on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Rt. 9 location. Time is 6 p.m. There will be music, dance and praise, including vendors at the service. For information on the event call Lisa Hinton at 628-3916, Valentine Cottan, 629-4977 or Lily Richards at 628-9125.
Seaford Nazarenes Gospel Concert Seaford Church of the Nazarene to host a Gospel Concert featuring "Vertical Praise" a gospel group from Charlottesville, TN on Sunday, Feb 3rd at 11am. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for the concert but a love offering will be taken to support this ministry. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 25667 Faith Lane, Seaford, Delaware 19973 (On Rt. 13S right next to the Guide). Call 302-381-6514 for more information.
Seaford Ministerium Lenten services sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 6. Services will begin at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule of churches is as follows: Feb. 6 - Seaford Presbyterian Church; Feb. 13 - Christ Lutheran Church; Feb. 20 - Our Lady of Lourdes; Feb. 27 - Atlanta Road Alliance Church;
March 5 - Mount Olivet United Methodist Church; March 12 - Gethsemane United Methodist Church.
Rev. Dania R. Griffin, Pastor. This special day will hear Morning Glory 7 Dynamic Preachers.
Centenary UMC Shrove Tuesday
Calvary UMC Gospel Concert
Centenary United Methodist Church, located on Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. All you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and ham. Children under 3 are free; children 3-11 years old, $3; 12 years old and up $5.
Gospel Concert on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., with Inner Harbor from Middletown, Va., and Precious Memories Gospel Band from Milford, at Calvary UMC, 301 SE Front Street, Milford. Admission is free. For more information, contact 302236-0363.
League holds annual meeting Old Christ Church League will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Laurel. The meeting includes an evening of food, fellowship and fun. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner catered by ‘My Turn to Cook’ at 7 p.m. and the meeting and presentation at 8 p.m. Cost is $14 per person and reservations must be made by Feb. 1. Reservations should be mailed to Old Christ Church League, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, DE 19956. Checks should be made payable to St. Philip’s, noting OCCL annual dinner in the memo line.
7 Up’s Worship Service 7 Up’s Worship Service on Feb. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. at Macedonia AME Church, 431 North St., Seaford, with the
Annual usher’s sermon planned Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will hold their annual usher’s sermon on Sunday, Feb. 10. The service begins at 3:30 p.m. and the messenger will be the Reverend Frances Benson of John Wesley A.M.E. Church, Dover. Our theme for the day is ‘New Beginnings for His Doorkeepers in 2008’. Dinner will be served from 2 to 3:15 p.m. and is sponsored by the ushers of Mt. Calvary.
Gospel Café guest singers Centenary United Methodist Church, on the corner of Poplar and Market streets, is hosting its Gospel Café every Saturday night at 6 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry, live Christian music, fellowship, refreshments. Feb. 1 – Virginia Mitchell, Phil Davis, Ray & Trevor Marine, Cassandra Abbott (premiering new CD songs). Feb. 9 – Dan Welch, DJ & Lily
Wooten, J.R. Mayle, Kaila Clucas (9 years old), Milton Fosley. Feb. 16 – Dinner & Ice Cream Social, Dress 50s, Special night with Don Murray Family. Feb. 23 – Amanda Jones, Rob Harman, Milton Foskey, Kaila Clucas (9 years old), Cassandra Abbott (Premiering New CD Songs). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. (Come as you are!) For more information contact the church office at 8755539.
Youth Empowerment Service On Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be having a Youth Empowerment Service. The Guest preacher will be an 11-yearold young man, Minister Malik Fooks of Jehovah Tabernacle Holiness Church of Berlin, Md. You don’t want to miss what God is doing through this young man. For more information you may contact 302337-8856 or 875-7772. Pastor Randy & Lady Lorrie Jones are the Host Pastors. All are welcome.
St. George’s UMC Gospel Concert A Gospel Concert is being held at St. George’s United Methodist Church, Laurel, on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. Music will be presented by “Good News Tour Ministries,” Craig Banks, Laura Mitchel and Earl Hoopes. For more information, call 875-2273, Hattie L. Tull, 32846 BiState Blvd., Laurel. More church items page 37
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 Julie A. Lewis
“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 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday
Rev. John W. Van Tine, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
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 Pastor Barbara Wilson Church: 875-4233 Cell: 302-253-0083 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching
Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp 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
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church
“A Place to Belong”
600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am
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.
94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956
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 www.centralworshipcenter.org
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. www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
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
MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
A good sounding bad idea By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church
...too many By now you’ve heard an awful lot about this Economic Stimulus Americans are just Package. as addicted to The details are still being hammered out, but if it goes through spending as their most everyone is going to receive somewhere between $300 - $1,500 government is. courtesy of Uncle Sam later this spring. ple will turn around and pump this money The bottom line is that this is passing right back into the economy. In other with flying colors because both Democrats words, the encouragement is to buy the big and Republicans know everybody likes the screen TV, put the down-payment on the thought of a “free” check from the governnew motorcycle, or take that vacation after ment. Who can argue against a little shot in the all. Sure there will be a few who finally get arm that will help the economy too? the car those needed tires or pay down debt, Well, most politicians wouldn’t dare to but too many Americans are just as addicted be against it, but I guess I’ll take that to spending as their government is. chance since I’m not in office and have no If the government wants to buoy our plans to run. I think it is a bad idea. economy, they should find a way to remove First, when will our government break some of the weekly drag on our wallets. its addiction to borrowed money? It is not like this money is just sitting around unused Lower the gas tax so every one of us can better make it through the week. and waiting for a purpose. Reduce the taxes that annually burden Since I have heard no talk about government cut-backs elsewhere, we will just heap the middle class as well. It is the middle class that most significantly charts the this $150 billion onto the already enormous course of what happens in our economy deficit. anyway. Both parties are filled with politicians The only long term way to have a who are more than ready to buoy their popularity in this election year at the expense of healthy economy is to have individuals and families who have their own financial long term trouble. health. For years and years our government has As we each lower indebtedness and inbeen spending themselves into a hole, alcrease savings and equity, we will use our ways putting off balancing the books and firmer financial footing to purchase items repaying the debt. we need and want. That can’t last forever. Maybe it will be The true economic recovery will come 20 years or 50 years, but our children or our through better money management, not a grandchildren will pay for our bloated slight-of-hand trick like the Economic Stimspending. ulus Package. Second, the stated intention is that peo-
Salvation Army hosts events Music to Grow On, an interactive music and movement class for moms/caretakers and their children ages 18 months through 5 years of age that meets on Wednesday mornings, resumed on Jan. 30. Space is very limited. If you are interested in joining us, contact Lt. Debbie immediately.
Everyone is welcomed every Sunday for adult Sunday School, at 9:45 a.m., Holiness meeting at 10:45 a.m. and a Salvation meeting at 6 p.m. Salvation Army is located at 601 N. Dual Highway, next to the Food Lion in Seaford. For all of our programs if you have questions or need more information, call 302-668-7412 or 302-628-2020.
New Release ‘A Box of Memories’ on Sale Tony Windsor
A Box of Memories
Tony Windsor’s brand new CD compilation, “A Box of Memories” is on sale now. This 17-song CD features performances of songs including, “Only Make Believe,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and the gospel classic, “In the Garden.” Get your copy at the Seaford Star office for only $5.00. Call: 302-236-9886
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 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
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591 MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 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 p.m.
LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
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
VICTORY TABERNACLE River of Life Christian Center CHURCH OF GOD
SUNDAY WORSHIP 11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson 28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • www.atlantaroadcma.org Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor David A. Krilov, Associate Pastor 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)
COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16
The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburywc.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 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 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Thurs. WKID, The Zone Children’s Ministries 6:30 Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey
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
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 629-7979 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
The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
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
“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Worship Svce 10 a.m. - Rev. Rick Elzey Church School & Jr. Church 10 a.m. - Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer Tues. 7 p.m. Exploring God’s Word, Wed. 7 p.m.
Obituaries Rora Rodger Layton, 60
Rora Rodger Layton of Bridgeville passed to blessed rest on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at home after a brief illness. He was born March 15, 1947, a beloved son of Francis Layton, who predeceased him, and Ann Spicer Layton Collins. For 35 years, Rodger has been an adventurous, industrious, spirited, and determined businessman. His natural ability and enthusiasm for business began in his hometown of Federalsburg, Md. in his early teen years with a bicycle newspaper delivery route. Business and Partnerships include; Layton’s Body Shop, L&B Auto Sales Inc., Delmarva Sheds and Delmarva Truck Caps. Shutter Bug Farms built and managed with wife Carlolyn and numerous friends was his daily delight and passion. Rodger’s love and strong affection for his horses, dogs and cats was an outward nuance of the love in his heart. Memberships include Boy Scouts of America, USTA (United States Trotters Association). Rodger “Rod” leaves to cherish his memory his loving dear wife of 13 years, Carolyn Lucie Layton, one step-son, Anthony Bates and his wife, Carol and their four children of New Hope, Ala.; his mother, Ann Spicer Collins of Seaford, his two brothers, Roy E. Collins and wife Elena and daughter Katie of Seaford, and brother, G. Henry Collins of Seaford. Also surviving are his family of beloved in-laws, Mark and Billie Givens and family of Georgetown, Bill and Tony Marie Clemons and family of Huntsville, Ala. Also his uncles and aunts, cousins and extended family and his many faithful friends and business associates. Besides his father, Rodger was preceded in blessed rest by two sisters, Barbara and Frances Ann Layton, and his much beloved grandmother, Martha A. Spicer. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called on Friday evening and Saturday prior to the services. Officiating was the Rev. David Carol. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Our family wishes to thank the wonderful folks of Heartland Hospice Services. The family request that contributions be made in his memory to Crossroads Community Church, 18473 Sussex Hwy., Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Joan M. Bailey, 65
Joan M. Bailey of Laurel passed away on Jan. 21, 2008, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Delaware City, a daughter of James and Resa McIntyre, who predeceased her. She is also preceded in death by her husband, William “BoBo” Bailey, who passed in 1989. She was a seamstress with Kim’s Manufacturing in Seaford. She loved to dance in her younger years and adored her family. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William “Bill” Bailey, Jr. and Sharon of Laurel; her two daughters, Resa Dimes and her husband Terry of Delmar and Dorothy Bailey of Laurel. A sister Barbara Cook of Laurel. Her grandchildren William Bailey, Kyle Bailey, Patrick Bailey Jefferson, Coty Bailey and a great-grandson Tristen Bailey and several nieces and nephews also survive her. A funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Jan. 24, where friends and family called prior to the service. The Rev. Roland Tice officiated. Internment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
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Contributions may be made in her memory, to differ expenses, to William Bailey, Jr., 31424 Mt. Pleasant Road, Laurel, DE 19956.
Charles William Meyers Jr., 88
Charles William Meyers Jr. of Greenwood died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood Mr. Meyers was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 5, 1919, a son of Charles W. Sr. and Eva Guertler Meyers, who predeceased him. He served during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific arena and was under heavy Japanese attack on the islands during 1943 and 1944 manning large anti-aircraft guns and was discharged in 1945. He was a production textile supervisor at the DuPont plant in Seaford for 32 years, retiring in 1978. Mr. Meyers was a member of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially baseball, reading, walking, and traveling on family vacations. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Crossman. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane Starnes Meyers; one daughter, Dr. Patricia A. Meyers and her husband Lee Hearn of Greenwood; a sister, Joyce Proud and her husband Warren of Monrovia, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Viewing was held prior to funeral service at the church. Interment will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, at a later date. Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Road, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19806; or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were handled by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.
Joe Robert Chambers, Sr., 68
Joe Robert Chambers, Sr. of Seaford died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at his residence. Born in Accomack, Va. the son of the late Virginia Mae Charnock and Joseph Robert Chambers. He was a maintenance mechanic for General Mills in Federalsburg, MD, and a member of Teamsters Local 355, Salisbury, MD. He is survived by his wife, Rita Townsend Chambers; three sons, Joe R. Chambers, Jr., of Seaford, and Leroy and Jack Chambers of Laurel; a daughter, Ruth Ellen Passley of Seaford; three brothers, Jack, Milton and Bill Chambers of Laurel; a sister, Jenny May Farrelly of Laurel; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Alton Chambers; a brother, Johnny Chambers, and two sisters, Charlotte Eder and Betty Brown. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the service. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.
John P. Driscoll, 89
John P. Driscoll of Millsboro died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro. Mr. Driscoll was born on Oct. 29, 1918 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., a son of John J. and Gertrude V. Noonan Driscoll, who predeceased him. Mr. Driscoll was retired from the Gener-
al Electric Appliance Park East in Columbia, Md., after many years of service. He served for five years in the U.S. Army during World War II assigned to the 36th Corps of Engineers Regiment. His outfit not only engineered and built bridges for our troops, but they served in the capacity of infantry while they pursued the German Army through North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and into Germany. Mr. Driscoll’s medals include seven campaign medals, three Bronze Stars, one Silver Star, and the Purple Heart for battle wounds received in Anzio, Italy. He is survived by his sister, Ann C. Driscoll of Millsboro. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 28, at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, State Rt. 24 east of Millsboro. Father Robert Burk was celebrant. Friends called at the church one hour prior to the mass. Interment with Honors was in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be emailed via watsonfh.com or delmarvaobits.com.
Heritage of Milford where she lived until her passing. She was widowed again in January 2003 with Harry’s passing. Mrs. Banning was a member of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club and Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. She is survived by two cousins; Kathleen Minner of Harrington and Ruby P. Slaughter of Kenton; two step-daughters and husbands, Jean and Wilmer Wilson of Greenwood, and Kathryn and Richard Carlisle of Bridgeville; four grandchildren, Rick Carlisle, Cameron Carlisle, Jessica Cole, and Melissa Mitchell; and four greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Viewing was held one hour prior to funeral service at the church. Interment was held in the Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville. Donations may be made to the Bridgeville Union UMC, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE ; or the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club, 2667 Seashore Hwy, Greenwood, DE. Arrangements by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood, DE.
Dorothy Francis Banning, 96
Bessie L. Baker, 83
Dorothy Francis Banning of Milford, formerly of Bridgeville, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at Bayhealth Medical Center in Milford. Mrs. Banning was an only child and was born on July 6, 1911, a daughter of John Wesley and Nora Collison Rust. She married Charles W. Dearman on Feb. 11, 1939. Dorothy drove a school bus for 11 years, before she and her husband bought a business, “Charles & Dot’s Market” in Georgetown. Charles passed away in 1983 and she married Harry C. Banning and moved to Bridgeville on Feb. 5, 1986. They later moved to the assisted living facility
Union United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
Bessie L. ‘Betty’ Baker, of Laurel passed away at her home in Laurel on Jan. 24, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, a daughter of Roland and Bessie McCullough McGinnes, formerly of Millsboro. She and her husband Sylvanus “Bud” Baker were the former owners of Briarwood Estates in Laurel and after retirement opened the Classic Toy Box in Lewes. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro. Betty loved to travel, play bingo, collect dolls and hummingbirds. She enjoyed walks by the sea and the
BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office
Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”
Welcome… SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Wesley United Methodist Church 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE Pastor Ed Kuhling Contemporary Worship 9 am Sunday School & Bible Education 10 am Traditional Worship 11 am Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm 302-629-3029 * Info Line 302-628-0112
Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. Nursery Provided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
743 E. Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Paster
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • email@example.com Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm
Greenwood United Methodist Church Greenwood, Del. Contemp Serv. 9 am Sunday School 10 am Traditional Serv. 11 am
“A Growing Church in The Heart of Our Community with a Heart for People & a Heart for the Lord.”
Pastor Richard Rogers 302-349-4047 Corner of Market & Church Streets
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008 beach. She will be remembered by her family as a loving mother and wife. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Rogers, who passed at five-years of age; and her sisters: Gertrude Sparks, Margaret Crist, Anna Dolly Timmons, Dorothy Patellis, Ruth Rust and Eleanor Surguy. Betty is survived by the love of her life of 61 years, husband Sylvanus “Bud” Baker, Jr. of Laurel. Her son, Sylvanus “Van” Baker, III of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Christopher Nee of St. Petersburg, Fla. whom she considered a son. She is also survived by a brother Ronald “Ray” McGinnes and his wife Pat of Delmar. She will also be remembered by her loving and caring nieces and nephews, Pat and Gibby Adkins, Robert and Judy McGinnes, Pat and Charles Brewington, Connie Pusey and her caregiver Kelly Diaz. Friends called at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Saturday evening and a funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 27. Pastor Ralph Fraser officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel.
John W. Taylor, Sr., 84
John W. Taylor, Sr. of Dover, Delaware passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at home. He was born on February 24, 1923 in Bishopville, Md., a son of Willie and Mable White Taylor, who predeceased him. Mr. Taylor was a retired master mechanic working on gas and diesel engines. He knew how to work on anything from general automotive repair to specializing in working on International Harvester to working on ship-engines when he was in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Victory Chapel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was co founder of the George Penuel Jr. Chapter 7 of the D.A.V. and he helped co found several other chapters. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the V.F.W. in Georgetown. Also, he was certified as a deep-sea diver and a commercial fisherman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Taylor on Feb. 4, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Virginia Taylor of Dover; five sons, John W. Taylor, Jr., and his wife Pauline of Frederica, Lucky Taylor of Dover, Jerry Taylor of Dagsboro, Clark Payne of Florida, and George Payne and his wife Patty of Georgetown; two daughters, Aurilia Ferguson of California and Brenda Hopkins and her husband Wallace Jr. of California; three step daughters, Jackie, Vickie, and Rose; one sister, Hattie Tull of Laurel, 26 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Committal Services with Honors was on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. The family asks that contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Delaware. Letters of condolence may be emailed via watsonfh.com or delmarvaobits.com
Courtland Robert Brown, 86
Courtland Robert Brown went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2008, at Corsica Hills Nursing Home, Centreville, Md., where he had resided the last seven years. Courtland R. Brown was born Nov. 15, 1921 in Delaware, the son of William and Agatha Brown, who predeceased him. Mr. Brown was a farmer and agriculture equipment mechanic. Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army from Nov. 25, 1942 to Jan. 5, 1946. He married Virginia Walls Brown on Dec. 26, 1947. He attended Barclay Assembly of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife of 53 years, Virginia Brown on Oct. 20, 2001; and three brothers; Walter Brown, George Brown, and William Brown. He is survived by a daughter, Jean Winterstein and her husband William of Sudlersville, Md.; two sons, Philip Walls Brown of Rehobeth Beach, James Robert Brown and wife Marlene of Laurel; three grandsons, William C. Winterstein and wife Beth of Sudlersville, Wesley C. Winterstein and wife Ashley of Sudlersville, Michael James Brown and wife Tanya of Delmar; three great-granddaughters, Michaela Lynn Brown and Abigail Joy Brown of Delmar, and Caroline Elizabeth Winterstein of Sudlersville; two great-grandsons, Aaron Michael Brown of Delmar, and Carter William Winterstein of Sudlersville; one brother, Ed Brown of Bridgetown, Md.; and three sisters, Helen Clough of Dover, Ruth Wright of Wyoming, and Doris Coulby of New Castle. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Millington, Md. Viewing was held prior to the services. Interment will be in Sudlersville Cemetery in Sudlersville.
Gladys H. Hammond, 89
Gladys H. Hammond of Bridgeville passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at the Milford Center in Milford. Mrs. Hammond was born on Oct. 31, 1918 in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of David E. Lloyd and Elma O’Bier Outten, who predeceased her. Mrs. Hammond was a homemaker. She also worked as a seamstress for many years at various sewing factories in the area, and she was a senior companion with First State Community Action for about 15 years. Mrs. Hammond attended Crossroad Community Church in Bridgeville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, J. Clifton Hammond in 1984; a brother, Alva E. Lloyd in 1990; and a grandson, Stephen E. Hammond in 2005. She is survived by three sons, Orville E. Hammond and wife Mary Lou of Bridgeville, Bruce Hammond and wife Dottie of South Port, N.C., and Craig Hammond of Delmar; four grandchildren, Michael Hammond, Christie Wilson, Michelle Hammond, and Tracy Silber; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood. Viewing was held prior to funeral service. Interment was in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.
Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805, in memory of Mr. Harrington. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.
Lillian J. Hubbard Wheatley, 85
Lillian J. Hubbard Wheatley of Bridgeville, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. She was born on Aug. 24, 1922, in Avondale, Pa., a daughter of Carl Johnson and Gula Al. Johnson, who predeceased her. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Denton, Md. where she went to school. After graduation, she moved to Bridgeville and worked at Lords Resturant, then following a move to Wilmington, she worked at the New York Restaurant and the Lynhaven Inn. She also had worked for the Wilmington General Hospital which is now the Christiana Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter W. Hubbard; a brother, Willard Johnson; two sisters, Ruth Thumser and her husband Louis, and Madge Allen and her husband Woodrow. The family would especially like to acknowledge Commpassionate Care Hospice who helped them immensely during this time. She is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Wheatley, Sr. of Bridgeville, Del.; a daughter, Lynn H. Grant of Wilmington; a grandson, Charles D. Grant, Jr.; a granddaughter, Stephanie Stern and her husband Brian.; two step-daughters, Sharon Hawk and husband Charles, and Joanne Jones and husband Jerry; and stepson, Joseph R. Wheatley, Jr.; all of Bridgeville, five step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel,
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Barry Wood Harrington of Delmar died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Milford Genesis Nursing Home of Alzheimers disease. He was the son of Carrie and Frank Sample and Elton Harrington, who predeceased him. Mr. Harrington served in the US Navy and retired from Sussex County. He was a lifetime member of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department and the Delmar V.F.W. Post # 8276. He is survived by his wife Diane; a daughter, Lisa Hopkins of Salisbury; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Sharon Harrington of Salisbury; stepsons, Jason Truitt and his wife Kim and Richard Truitt, Jr. and his fiancé, Melodie, all of Salisbury; grandchildren Erin and Tyler Hopkins, Emily and Joseph Harrington, and Skye Truitt; two half-brothers Jay Green of Delmar and Elton “Buddy” Harrington of Salisbury; and two half-sisters, Patricia Layton and Marsha Phillips. A visitation was held at the Short Funeral Home, Delmar, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m., with the service immediately following. Contributions may be sent to the Alzheimers Association, 2306 Kirkwood
PAGE 23 Bridgeville, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30, and friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Committal services will also be held in the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, Rt. 113, New Castle, on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. where a viewing will be held beginning at 10:15 a.m. Entombment will follow the services. Donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of the Delmarva Peninsula, 31038 Country Gardens Blvd., Dagsboro, DE 19939; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 218030163; or American Heart Association, 1151 Walker Road, Suite 202, Dover, DE 19901; or Delaware Kidney Fund, 29 Hill Road, Newark, DE 19806.
Virgil Alvin Chaffinch, Jr., 48
Virgil Alvin Chaffinch, Jr. of Seaford died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at LifeCare at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was born in Seaford, a son of Alice Mae Wilkerson and Virgil Alvin Chaffinch, Sr., who predeceased him. He was a construction worker. He is survived by a daughter, Amanda L. Chaffinch of Bridgeville; a brother, John R. Chaffinch and wife Wendy of Seaford; a sister, Belinda J. Harriman and husband Rudy of Seaford; two grandchildren, Joshua Chaffinch and Savannah Brittingham. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front & King Streets, Seaford, where friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the services. The Rev. Timothy McDorman will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19801.
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Police Journal Fatal crash with ambulance
The Delaware State Police said a fatal crash occurred on Monday, Jan. 28, involving an ambulance and one other vehicle. The incident was reported at approximately 6:15 a.m. and is being investigated by the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Upon arrival at the scene, investigators learned a 2002 Millsboro V.F.D. Ford ambulance, operated by Frank E. Deford Jr., 32, of Seaford, was westbound on Beaver Dam Road, stopped at the intersection of Indian Mission Road, waiting to turn left. A 1999 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Michael A. Martin, 44 of Georgetown, was southbound on Indian Mission Road approaching the intersection of Beaver Dam Road. For unknown reason the Cherokee failed to negotiate a curve and exited the east edge of roadway and struck the right side of the stopped ambulance. Deford was wearing a seatbelt and sustained a head injury in the crash. He was flown to Christiana Hospital and is listed in stable condition. Martin sustained massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing his seatbelt. The ambulance was occupied by an attendant, Mercedes T. Berry, 47 of Ellendale. Berry was seated in the right front seat and wearing a seatbelt. She sustained a minor back injury and was treated and released from Beebe Medical Center. A Sussex County paramedic, John R. Schmitt, 41 of Lewes, occupied the rear bench seat in the ambulance and was ejected. It is unknown if Schmitt was wearing a seatbelt. Schmitt sustained multiple traumatic injuries. He was flown to Christiana Hospital and is in serious but stable condition. Indian Mission Road and Beaver Dam Road were closed for approximately six hours while investigators examined the scene. The investigation is ongoing. The ambulance was returning from a medical call to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Sussex County Emergency Medical Services Director Glenn Luedtke said the incident has touched many within the SCEMS family, as Paramedic Schmitt is a long-serving member of the unit with many friends and colleagues. “The collective thoughts and prayers of the SCEMS family are with John and the other medical personnel who were injured in this crash,” Director Luedtke said. “Our staff, and other public safety providers like them, risk their lives every day to provide quality, compassionate and professional care. Sometimes that risk catches up with you. We’re hopeful John can mend quickly, and we here at SCEMS will do whatever we can to support him and his family in this time of need.”
Alleged cow killers charged
Following an investigation, Fish and Wildlife enforcement agents have arrested three men in connection with the death of three cows in Lewes. Agents were called on Dec. 5, 2007, to investigate a possible hunting violation reported by Lewes farm owner Robert Ra-
ley, who discovered three of his cows had been shot and killed on his farm near Rte. 24 between Dec. 4 and 5. Agents determined the deaths were not hunting related, and a $1,000 reward was posted by Mr. Raley for informaDonahue tion leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons involved. A tip led to the arrests. On Jan. 21, agents arrested Taylor C. Donahue, 23, of 38 Cripple Creek Run, Milton, and Michael Meibaum, 21, of 19 Rodney Meibaum Street, Seaford. The third suspect, William E. Mullen, 18, of 609 3rd Street, Rehoboth Beach, was arrested Jan. 23. All three men were charged with cruelty to animals and criminal trespass. In addition, Mullen Meibaum and Mullen were charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and second degree conspiracy. Meibaum faces the additional charge of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited. A trial is pending in Superior Court in Georgetown. For more information, contact Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 302-542-6102 or 302-739-9913.
Greenwood man faces charges
Kent County Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents, on Jan. 24, arrested Dwayne S. Breeding, age 24, of 13651 Tall Road, Greenwood. Breeding was charged with spotlighting, keeping a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Agents seized two rifles and a 12-guage shotgun from Breeding, and issued fines for the wildlife-related charges totaling $400. A trial on the drug charges is pending in the Court of Common Pleas in Dover. “This is an example of someone making the wrong decision, and we take these violations very seriously,” said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement. For further information, contact Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 302-542-6102 or 302-7399913.
Teen charged in fatal crash
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) charged Austin C. McLain, 19, of Delmar, Md., with operation of a vehicle
causing death of another person. The charge stems from September 19, 2007, a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of Arthur M. Cooley Jr., 26, of Salisbury, Md. On Sept. 19, state troopers responded to SR 54 (Cypress Rd.) five miles west of Selbyville, to investigate a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, investigators learned that a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro operated by McLain was traveling westbound on SR 54 at an apparent high rate of speed. The Camaro was unable to negotiate a left curve and exited the north edge of the road. After exiting the road, the Camaro traveled sideways along the shoulder before striking several large trees. Cooley was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash. Cooley was pronounced dead at the scene. During the investigation, CRU members determined alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Robbery suspect apprehended
On Monday, Jan. 21, approximately 6:50 p.m., the Federalsburg Police Department apprehended a Maryland man wanted by Delaware State Troopers for first degree robbery. Elvis J. Batson, 30, of Federalsburg, Md. allegedly robbed two Salisbury, Md. women at gunpoint along US 13 north of Seaford on Sunday, Jan. 6, at approximately 3 a.m. During their investigation, troopers learned Batson followed the women after they left the Midway Slots & Simulcast in Harrington. Batson, of the 27900 block of Hickory Hill Road in Federalsburg, was taken into custody in the area of East Central Avenue after a police officer recognized him as a wanted person from Delaware. Batson is being held at the Caroline County Detention Center without bail pending extradition to Delaware.
Laundry break-in suspect caught
Sunbrite Laundry, located at 601 South Main St. within the limits of Bridgeville, has experienced three recent break-ins where extreme damage has been done to various coin operated machines. The first two incidents occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 19. On Monday, Jan. 21, while making business checks, the police officer on duty checked out a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the laundry mat at 4:14 a.m. The vehicle was occupied by a white male. The Bridgeville police officer was able to glean enough information from observation to determine that the occupant was not being truthful in regards to his identity. Further investigation resulted in sufficient probable cause to take the occupant into custody. A search of the vehicle found evidence from the laundry mat crimes. Apparently, a third break-in had just occurred prior to the arrival of the officer. Howard W. Bowman IV, 36, of 2832 McDowell Road in Bridgeville, was arrested on several charges including third degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of burglar tools and criminal impersonation. Bowman appeared before Judge
William Boddy of Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $15,000 secured bond. The investigation is continuing by the Bridgeville Police Department.
State police investigate robbery
State Police detectives are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 9:58 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Deluxe Dairy Market located at 10599 Concord Drive, Seaford. Upon arrival, investigators learned four male suspects entered the store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects were wearing dark color clothing and displayed rifles. No other information is available. The investigation is ongoing. State Police ask anyone with information to call Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.
Ice causes traffic crashes
On January 23, between the hours of 6 and 9:30 a.m., the Delaware State Police were inundated with a soaring number of calls for weather related traffic crashes reported along Sussex County roadways. Troopers and dispatchers worked diligently and handled a total of 53 traffic crashes within the county. That number was up from five crashes reported during the same time period on January 23. Normally, dispatchers receive approximately five calls per crash on any given day. That would put the number of estimated calls at 265.
Porn found on work computer
Members of the Delaware State Police High Tech Crimes unit, the Internet Crimes Against Children unit, FBI, State Attorney General’s Office and Troop 3 Criminal Investigations unit have concluded a six day investigation leading to the arrest of a Dover man. The man was charged after he allegedly used computers to intentionally compile images depicting children engaging in prohibited sexual acts. On Thursday, Jan. 17, a laptop computer belonging to a Dover based business was turned over to the Delaware State Police High Tech Crime unit after child pornography images were located by the suspect’s employer. These images were located when a private computer consultant was hired by the business owner to recover files for the company. During the data recovery on the laptop, the technician observed young children in sexual poses. As the investigation continued, detectives learned only two employees had access to this computer. One was a former employee who left the company in June 2007 and the other was Guillermo A. Martinez, 44, of Dover. Detectives executed a search warrant at Martinez’s home located along the 100 block of Kraman Lane in Dover. As a result of the search, computers and media devices were seized. Forensics examiners recovered hundreds of child sexual exploitation images from the computers.
MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
LHS grad honored by employer for going the extra mile You know how it is around here, in small town America. Well, the AT URPHY other day I heard about this gentleman from Laurel named Merrill What he did was come in Lynch who works at the Heritage Shores Golf Club and who received on his days off and help a a $1,000 award from his employer. President of Heritage Shores, Bobhandicapped person who by Heath, had this to say about him: “Merrill is one of my starters was visiting the area to and over the past month he has been a true lifesaver to our operaplay golf. tion. I must say that I have not met many people that would go the exbut listen to the grumbling, complaining or tra mile that Merrill has gone over the past venting frustration that was coming from six weeks. He has set a mark here at Herthe elderly couple in the next booth. They itage Shores that I can only hope the rest of were complaining about health care, heatmy staff tries to match.” ing bills, electricity and generally the cost Merrill is part-time at the club, having for them to continue to make it. I know retired a short time ago from Delmarva first hand about this as my proud mom Power after 39 years of service. What he tries to make her monthly bills on a very did was come in on his days off and help a fixed income. Like most people she wants handicapped person who was visiting the no help, but to continue on as best she can. area to play golf, even to the point of help- I also see young families challenged to ing this person, you might say, “with his make it as never before, and I can not help handicap.” but wonder if we are going to a society of Now the Pat Murphy in me makes me the rich and poor, as many middle class inwant to take a few shots at Merrill on this, comes suddenly are not doing the job any but there is such a great message here I’m more. Well, what does this have to do with going to leave it alone, at least temporariLaurel or Seaford, or our friends in Delly! Merrill is a Laurel High School 1964 mar and Bridgeville for that matter? There graduate and he played all three offered is a large number of elderly and retirees sports there, baseball, basketball and footand lower income people in each commuball. In one of his few failures, he did not nity. These thoughts took over my make the hockey team, but he was in the thoughts the last couple of days after readera of great athletes from Laurel such as ing Tony Windsor’s story on the water-meDoug Horner, Mike Ellis, Barry Hastings, ter situation in Laurel. Jerry Scott and more. I know Mary Ann Rivas, have known her Soon after graduating, Merrill joined since she arrived some 15 or 20 years ago. the Marines and where do you think a Forgive me Mary Ann, but I must say that 1964 graduate would end up? In Vietnam she can be very outspoken. If you do not of course, in 1965. After coming home he know her, you might get the wrong impresgot a job for DP&L and in 1968 he marsion, but trust me she has a heart of gold. ried high school classmate Ellen Boyce Her dilemma, like many, is trying to make (although they were not high school retirement ends meet and it seems one sweethearts, so I am told). They have two added expense after another comes along. grown sons, Jeff and Kyle. Besides being a Along with this the Town of Laurel is golfer, Merrill is one of the better bowlers trying to do the same thing and the meters in this area. Merrill, a few years ago expe- once installed completely will be a help, rienced a life-changing message and that but I see Mary Ann’s point in that if it is a was the gift of life. Free of cancer at this charge for one it should be for all. I am time, he enjoys each day and the people also sure that the town did not pick Mary who cross his path. No wonder that he reAnn and her street out, to just start chargceived this award. Oh yes, Merrill has one ing for the water, but something has to be other job (full-time, too). He is Ellen’s done for the everyday person who has housekeeper! Congrats to you, Merrill! worked or is working and trying to be a real American in the sense we have long Early Thursday morning I stopped at valued. It’s another election year, forgive Hardee’s in Seaford and I could not help me again, but this problem exists and did
not suddenly get there so all our leaders in government must share the blame for the runaway cost of living and the decline of our values that once existed. As for me I’m still doing pretty well, but I care, you care, and we all have to make ourselves heard. So even though most of this comes from the federal government, I will have to start my complaining, if you want to call it that, with our local representatives such as Ben Ewing, Vance Phillips, Dale Dukes, Biff Lee and Bob Venables. And low and behold, if we see Joe Biden, Tom Carper, or Mike Castle, they should surely get the full message. I intend to do just that. I will try after this to stay out of politics, but today I am hurting for those we have just talked about. I am frustrated too, Mary Ann! Feb. 15 is a big day for Seaford businessman Ray Adkins. He will be celebrating 25 years as a master barber and owner of the Hair Studio, starting out with Hoyt Justice in 1983. Actually Ray has 34 years experience as he started the trade at Sussex Vo-Tech as a 15-year-old. “Shoot, haircuts were $3.50 then,” he laughed. Ray is formerly from Delmar, but graduated from Laurel High School and married a Laurel girl, Fran Layton. Ray is a lifetime member of the Laurel Fire Department. In addition, Ray is a full-time agent with Home Team Realty in Seaford since 2003. He says he enjoys being busy and he usually is. Ray and wife Fran had a shop on Market
Street for 11 years, before moving to his present location on Porter Street. In addition to Fran, Ray’s niece Jody Miller is also employed at the Hair Studio. Ray has a lot of memories in his 25 years and he asks old customers and new to stop by for a visit as he celebrates 25 years in the business. How about that TyAnna Handy? Isn’t she a proud young lady after meeting Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes? (See front cover.) TyAnna was also Little Miss Laurel 2005. Folks, she’s a sweetheart! Now please read the Letter to the Editor from a young lady, Madyson Saenz from Laguna Hills, Calif. Let’s help her, folks! Finally for the week, Jeff Nelson is opening his Nelson’s Antiques and Collectibles on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the old Hollybrook Dairy building, just north of Laurel on Alternate 13. It is a fine looking store and Jeff has coins, glassware, dolls… well, I can’t begin to mention all that’s in that spic-and-span new shop. How did Jeff get his start in this? Well, as an 11-yearold he started digging up bottles and old pieces of dishes, having more than 3,600 bottles at one time. Soon he was going to the auctions and a life-long interest developed. Jeff, if Dick Whaley comes in, charge him full price. He’s got it. Barry Brumbly, let’s see how lucky your Giants are this Sunday. Have a good week, fans.
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Saturday, February 9th, 11:00 a.m. Preview: Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. & Saturday, Feb. 9th -- 9:30 a.m. - Sale Time Sussex County Tax Map 3-31-5.19 Parcel 48 LOCATION: 44 North Front Street Extended, Seaford, Delaware. Directions: From Rt. 13 turn west on Rt. 20 at McDonalds, travel approx. 1/2 mile to Dunkin Donuts. Turn behind Dunkin Donuts on Front Street Extended. Property will be on left. See signs. Property consists of a 4 BR, 1 bath home with LR, FR, kitchen, rear porch. Property has forced air oil heat, central air, 4 sheds, partial basement on a 41x305 lot. Terms of Sale: $7500 non-refundable deposit day of sale. Balance in cash or certified funds within 30 days when clean and marketable title will be delivered. Sussex County transfer tax will be equally divided between buyer and seller. All other settlement costs are purchaser’s responsibility. Property being sold “As Is.”
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LEGALS NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise that Glen Dale Murphy of Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware, will be filing with the Prothonotary in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, an application for License to Carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon, according to the Laws of the State of Delaware. 1/31/1tp
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Northwest Fork Hundred C/U #1728 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Wednesday afternoon, MARCH 5, 2008, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of MTC PROPERTIES to consider the Conditional Use of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District
for an office, storage and steel truss manufacturing to be located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, containing 24.83 acres, more or less, lying east of U. S. Route 13, 1,250 feet south of Road 583 (Adams Road). Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 3:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 1/31/1tc See LEGALS—page 32
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Notice is hereby given that Sussex County Council shall accept a second round of proposals from qualified developers to provide moderately priced housing units for homebuyers in Sussex County. Developers are to provide proposals, which meet prescribed affordability and development criteria as detailed in the Moderately Priced Housing Ordinance and Request for Proposal package. The Department of Community Development and Housing will hold a pre-proposal public workshop at 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2008 in the County Council Chambers, 2 The Circle, Georgetown, Delaware. Request for Proposal (RFP) packages will be available at that time. Sealed and completed proposals must be received by no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2008. Five (5) copies of the information outlines by the RFP package should be submitted to the following address: Mr. William Lecates, Director Dept. of Community Development & Housing 22215 DuPont Boulevard P.O. Box 589 Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone: 302.855.7777 Email: email@example.com After verification that all required information is included, submissions will be reviewed by the Departments of Community Development & Housing and Planning and Zoning. The Departments will review the submissions and determine how the proposals respond to the Ordinance and to the intent of the Program. A written report on the Departments’ findings and recommendations will be provided to County Council for approval by March 18, 2008. Each Department will address how the submissions respond to the Ordinance and to the intent of the Program and will rank all submissions based on the evaluation criteria described in the RFB package. Upon receipt of the Departments’ report, the Council will schedule a work session to discuss the report. Council will perform its own evaluation of the proposals using the Departments’ recommendations. Within seven (7) days of the Departments’ report, Council will select submissions for participation in the Program. The council may impose additional conditions on any Applicant as a prerequisite for participation. Following the Council’s selection, Applicants may submit proposed projects to all state and local agencies in accordance with all applicable regulatory procedures. The Program does not automatically modify the approval process for site plans or subdivisions, although, as stated in the Ordinance, Council may, in its discretion, modify zoning, zoning criteria and zoning processes to achieve the objectives of the MPHU Program.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on December 5, 2006: AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR AN OFFICE, STORAGE AND STEEL TRUSS MANUFACTURING TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NORTHWEST FORK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 24.83 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying east of U.S. Route 13, 1,250 feet south of Road 583 (Adams Road); application filed on behalf of MTC PROPERTIES; C/U #1728). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, MARCH 18, 2008, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 1/31/1tc
TOWN OF BLADES ELECTION Candidates wishing to run for the three (3) council seats that are up for election in Blades must file written notice with the Town of Blades office that they are seeking election. Candidates must file notice by the close of business at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2008. No letters will be accepted after February 18, 2008. Candidates filing must have attained the age of 25 years, must have been a resident of Blades for six months preceding this election and must be a citizen of the United States of America. All citizens wishing to vote in the March 3, 2008 election must register at the Blades Town Hall by the close of business at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. No registration will be allowed after February 20, 2008. TOWN OF BLADES DAVID L. RUFF MAYOR 1/17/4tc
NOTICE Estate of Virgil Alvin Chaffinch, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Virgil Alvin Chaffinch, Sr. who departed this life on the 18th day of December A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto John Randall Chaffinch on the 16th day of January, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before
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the 18th day of August, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: John Randall Chaffinch 6147 Steflend Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino-Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 1/31/3tc
NOTICE Estate of Beatrice H. Moore, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Beatrice H. Moore who departed this life on the 5th day of January A.D. 2008 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto William B. Moore, Jr. on the 23rd day of January, A.D. 2008, 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 5th day of September, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: William B. Moore, Jr. 28855 Seaford Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 1/31/3tc
NOTICE Estate of William W. Phelps, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William W. Phelps who departed this life on the 6th day of December A.D. 2007
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late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Shirley J. Cooper on the 11th day of January, A.D. 2008, 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 6th day of August, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Shirley J. Cooper 351 Darbyshire Lane, Riva, MD 21140 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 1/24/3tc
NOTICE Estate of Virgil Ambrose Cannon, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Virgil Ambrose Cannon who departed this life on the 8th day of December A.D. 2007 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Stephen Clayton Cannon, Rita Cannon Hovermale, Janet Can-
non Snyder on the 7th day of January, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 8th day of August, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Steven Clayton Cannon 26083 Hidden Acre Lane, Seaford, DE 19973 Rita Cannon Hovermale 111 Delaware Ave., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Janet Cannon Snyder 4 Marathon Drive, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Ellis & Szabo, LLP P.O. Box 574 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 1/17/3tc _____________________
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NOTICE Estate of Richard T. Lynch, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Richard T. Lynch who departed this life on the 10th day of December A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Linda L. Wainwright, Carol L. James on the 4th day of January, A.D. 2008, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrices on or before the 10th day of August, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrices: Linda L. Wainwright 805 Rosetree Lane, Seaford, DE 19973 Carol L. James 801 Hurley Park Dr., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 1/17/3tc
RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD AND TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND RESIDENTS OF THE TERRITORIES CONTIGUOUS TO THE PRESENT CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, THAT THE CITY OF SEAFORD ANNEX CERTAIN TERRITORIES AND FIXING THE TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON. Whereas, pursuant to a Resolution adopted by the City Council of the City of Seaford, a Committee appointed by the Mayor recommend in its report that certain territories contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford be annexed to the City of Seaford. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the City Council of the City of Seaford, proposes to the property owners and residents of the City of Seaford and to the property owners and residents of certain territories located contiguous to the present limits of the City of Seaford that certain territories located contiguous to the present corporate limits of the City of Seaford be annexed to the City of Seaford, said territories being proposed for annexation being more particularly described in: Exhibit A - Lands of Ray S. Mears & Sons, Inc. and Exhibit B - Lands of Morris Developments, L.L.C., attached hereto and incorporated herein. And Be It Further Resolved, that a public hearing shall be held on the merits of annexing the territories herein before described in this Resolution at which time any property owner or resident of the City of Seaford and any property owner or resident of the territories herein before described shall have an opportunity to be heard and said public hearing shall be held on February 12, 2008 at 7:05 o clock P.M. in the Council Chambers of the City Council at the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware. And Be It Further Resolved, that the City Manager of the City of Seaford, be and is hereby authorized and directed to cause a Notice which shall consist of a true copy of this Resolution to be printed in a newspaper published in the City of Seaford, in its January 31, 2008 edition, said publication being at least one week prior to the time specified in this Resolution for the said public hearing. I, Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager of the City of Seaford, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a Resolution passed by the City Council of the City of Seaford at its meeting on January 8, 2008, at which a quorum was present and voting throughout and that the same is still in full force and effect. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager, City of Seaford, Delaware Exhibit A - Ray S. Mears & Sons, Inc., Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 3.00 142 142.01 Exhibit B - Morris Developments, LLC, Tax Map and Parcel 3-31 3.00 185
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Letters to the Editor Don't confuse the Confederate flag
I noticed a story in the newspaper this week written by Mary Foster of the Associated Press. It involved a group of 50 people in Jena, La. protesting the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A photo with the story shows a protestor holding a Confederate flag that had been altered to include a KKK symbol in the center. The caption on the photo stated that the protestor "holds a Ku Klux Klan flag." This caption is 100% incorrect. The Confederate flag is not the KKK flag. It is the flag of the Confederate soldier and an historic icon in which "we the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a non-political, non-racial heritage organization cherish and respect deeply as well as other Southern flags, to honor our ancestors." While I understand that this is a free country and hate groups like the KKK may choose to misuse the symbols of our heritage, we condemn their acts and anyone who would use the St. Andrew's Cross for anything except pure and honorable motives. It is hateful, racist groups like these that give people a wrong perception of the true meaning of the flag and organizations such as ours "The Sons of Confederate Veterans" as well as the "United Daughters of the Confederacy" People should fly the Confederate flag with pride for their ancestors, not malice or hate. For more information about our group, visit www.DESCV.org. Commander Rob Eldreth
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Grays honor southern ancestors
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the “Delaware Grays” Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 of Seaford held our first ever “Lee-Jackson Day” ceremony at the Delaware Confederate Soldier’s Monument on the grounds of the Marvel Museum in Georgetown. It was cold but the bad weather held off and a crowd gathered to honor the memory of two great Americans – General Robert E. Lee, born Jan. 19, 1807, and General Thomas Jonathon “Stonewall” Jackson born Jan. 21, 1824. Ceremonies included our color guard,
Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub @ddmg.net speeches detailing the lives of Generals Lee and Jackson, a three volley salute by our rifle company using period type muskets and light refreshments. Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony on this cold snowy day. I would also like to encourage anyone who is interested in helping us honor the sacrifices of our Southern ancestors to visit our website at www.DESCV.org or attend a meeting. We meet the first Monday of each month in the Seaford Library. Our next event in early March will involve the placement of a Veterans Marker for Sgt. George Julian Robinson of the 5th Texas, “Hoods Brigade,” who is buried in Eastern Sussex County. Commander Robert Eldreth Jr. Delaware Grays SCV Camp 2068 Seaford
Abolish the desk drawer veto
I am no fan of the Republican party since its platform and so many of its members are viciously opposed to fairness for gay people. Yet my father used to say,
The Odd Fellows Cemeter y in Seaford, Delaware has by order of its Board of Directors added the following to the Cemetery’s “Rules and Regulations. Under the “Beautification’s” Section, new #6: “Borders are allowed only at Head Stones. There shall be no Border wider than the width of the stone and no larger than 16” from the front of the upright tombstones. In the Memorial Section, no Borders are allowed.” Any existing Border in violation of this rule must be removed by March 1st, 2008. The management of the cemetery will remove those Borders still in violation after the March 1st, 2008 deadline.
“You’ve got to give the devil his due,” so here goes. In January 2007, all eight of the Republican state senators in Delaware voted to oppose rules permitting the Delaware Senate’s infamous “desk drawer veto.” Only one Democrat, Karen Peterson, joined them. The desk drawer veto allows a committee chair to simply ignore a bill no matter how many legislators or citizens want that legislation: no hearing, no discussion, no vote. Our several gay nondiscrimination bills have been killed by this undemocratic maneuver. The desk drawer veto was abolished in the Delaware House when Republicans took that chamber three decades ago. This January, all eight Republican Senators plus Democrats Karen Peterson and David Sokola sponsored Senate Resolution 13. It calls for many open government reforms in the Senate, including abolishment of the desk drawer veto. I applaud the Republicans on this issue -- and any Democrats democratic enough to join them. Douglas Marshall-Steele
Shiloh turns denial to opportunity
In a 3-2 vote to deny the conditional use application filed by Shiloh House of Hope, Democrat Dale Dukes read a letter taking personal responsibility to helping the organization find land for this much needed project. Although the application to rezone the Rider property has created much controversy and opposition over the last three months, it is a perfect example of how God works, turning things which could appear to be negative and use them for good. The publicity received during this time has created a greater awareness not only of Shiloh House of Hope, but of the need for a facility like this one and the struggles that many young people are facing. Mention of the project even reached national headlines with a statement in the USA Today daily news and with a sign that only could be from God: the very next day someone called who had property that Shiloh might want to consider. If this is not the property, it was definitely received as assurance from God that He’s got this under control.
Robyn Sturgeon, president of Shiloh House of Hope stated, “The decision to deny the application in no way deters the efforts of the organization, rather strengthens our commitment. Shiloh will continue to counsel and minister to the families that attend our non-residential program and we stand amazed at the great things that God is doing in the lives of the teens and their families.” It is the desire of Shiloh, as they wait on God; that the publicity received from the hearings coupled with their recent grant from National House of Hope, will help them engage more prayer partners, monthly sponsors and newsletter recipients. If you are interested in becoming a monthly sponsor or prayer partner with Shiloh or would like to sign up for their newsletter, call Maria Peachey at 3379330 or visit www.shilohhouseofhope.org. The Board and Executive Committee of Shiloh House of Hope would like to express their gratitude and love for the selflessness and generosity of Ms. Lori Rider and her family. The sacrifice they have made is not one that has gone unnoticed. Ivy Bonk
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Health Virus found on Felton farm Dr. Sara Busch, Delaware state veterinarian, was informed that a horse in the Felton/Frederica area has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), a highly infectious viral disease of horses. The horse was euthanized on Jan. 17. Clinical signs of the disease include high fever, neurological symptoms and nasal discharge. The virus can spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands. The State Veterinarian’s Office and the owners of the horse are implementing immediate biosecurity measures and protocols to prevent the spread of the disease into Delaware’s equine community. The horse farm has been placed under quarantine for a minimum of 21 days. In addition to the index farm in Frederica/Felton, Kent County, there are 5 other horse farms under quarantine orders of the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) until February 7. All of the farms are in Kent County. The five additional farms are located in Dover, Hartley, Camden, and two in Clayton. On these 5 farms, there are 9 horses of interest that are being closely monitored by their owners. Samples were taken from 5 additional horses on the index farm on January 25
and sent to a laboratory for PCR testing. As of 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28, there are no reports of any new or suspect cases of EHV-1. Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) causes a disease of horses called equine rhinopneumonitis. It is found in horses worldwide but does not affect humans. EHV-1 usually causes respiratory symptoms with fever, but it can also cause abortion, nervous system (neurologic) disease or death. EHV-1 has several different strains, and new strains can develop from natural mutations. These strains or mutations are thought to cause outbreaks of the disease. The virus can spread via contact with an infected animal, through the air, via contaminated equipment, or via a handler’s clothing and hands. Veterinarians and horse owners should continue to quarantine suspect and diagnosed cases. Using strict biosecurity measures in day-to-day procedures, even when disease is not suspected, is very important in preventing the introduction and spread of infectious diseases. For more information on EHV-1, contact the state veterinarian's office at 800282-8685 or 302-698-4500.
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be offering cholesterol screenings on February 14, 16 and 21, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, located at 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford. The lipid profile test requires a 12-hour fasting and reads the HDL and LDL blood levels. Cost for the lipid profile is $15. No pre-registration is required. In addition to the cholesterol screening free blood pressure checks will be offered as well as information on Nanticoke's Cardiac Rehabilitation services and Cancer Care services. Results from the cholesterol screening will be mailed approximately two weeks after the test is performed. For more information, call 629-6611 ext. 2404.
CPR classes offered at Del Tech
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) basic classes for the general public and refresher courses designed for health care professionals are available at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Parents, teachers, coaches and babysitters are just a few of the people who can benefit from these classes. Healthcare providers whose jobs require CPR certification can take the refresher course to
meet continuing licensure requirements. Two separate sessions of CPR Heartsaver courses are offered: one teaches adult (one-rescuer) and the other infant and child techniques. Participants may sign up for either or both. Instruction includes video, discussion, demonstration, skills practice and scenarios. After passing the course, participants will receive a two-year course completion card. The Health Care Provider Renewal course is designed for those who need recertification after prior CPR training. Part one is an online assessment from the American Heart Association website; part two requires attending a skills evaluation session at Delaware Tech within 60 days of completing part one. For complete information about these and other prevention and wellness courses, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.
Polar Bear Plunge set for Feb. 3
The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, one of Delaware's largest fundraising events, takes place on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. The Plunge began in 1992 with just 78 plungers raising $7,000. In 2007, 2,692 bears raised over $500,000. Since its inception, the plunge has raised $3.5 million. For more information on the event, contact Jon Buzby at 302-831-3484, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How to hang on to a doc When that happens within a few minutes, it is not a problem. When it happens In any business the terms recruitment several hours later, it may interrupt someand retention go together. That is what we thing else I am doing. I may be at the hosfocused on in the Air Force. That is what pital. It may now be the middle of the is focused on in the civilian world. A few night. The result is that the patient has an weeks ago, I wrote about the recruitment expectation that I may not be able to meet of physicians to rural areas. That is only in terms of response. half the story. Along the same lines, I will sometimes Once a physician is recruited to an get calls from patients about their sick area, efforts need to be made to retain that children. When I try to arrange to see the physician in the area. child the next day, they indicate that they The same is true of support staff at the would like to go to the emergency room local hospital. You cannot have one with that night. the other. Therefore, retention is a major I tell them that I do not think it is necplayer in providing adequate patient care essary, but it's their prerogative to do so. to hospitalized patients. They then will ask if I will go to the ER to In the outpatient arena, enough physisee their child so they will not have to cians need to be retained to have an adewait that long when they go. That is not a quate number to see patients when they good way to encourage a physician to stay are not sick enough to be in the hospital. in a small community. As you can expect, the amount of There are demands on physicians that things that go into retaining a physician hospitals make as well. Some physicians can become a real laundry list. It is differmay see these as reasonable. Some may ent for every physinot. That is especially cian, however, there when the physiOnce a physician is recruited true are some things that cian is very busy. are more common A surgeon who is to an area, efforts need to be than others. busy in his office made to retain that physician with patients might The most important one of those is want to do urgent surin the area. time. There are not gery after office enough hours in the hours. The hospital day to accomplish all the things that need may have its OR’s closed at that time. It to be done. That is true for most of us. It can present a logistical problem for both. is more so for physicians. The frequency of being on call will When I am on call, I am often running vary with the number of people available between the nursery and the emergency at the hospital. The physician may see too room and seeing sick outpatients. The frequent call as the result of poor recruitphone frequently rings with questions that ing efforts on the part of the hospital. need to be answered. Demands on a physician’s time is only When I am in the office, taking enough one of the many factors that go into physitime with patients frequently puts me becian retention. Those demands can come hind. However, in between patients there from the patients. Those demands can are phone calls to answer. There are precome from the hospital. The other issues scription refills to write. There are letters affecting retention are just as complicated to send. as this one. It is important for patients to realize The bottom line is that each physician that they have a responsibility for physiis different. Each of them has different decian retention. For example, I often will sires and expectations. Therefore, whether return patient phone calls from home. they stay in one location for their entire The line may be busy. I may get an ancareer is a very individual decision. It is swering machine. Then because of caller no wonder that retention is as big, if not a ID, I will get a call back from the patient bigger problem than recruitment in the at home. first place.
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PHYSICIANS DONATE TO PRESCRIPTION FUND - This holiday season, a group of Nanticoke physicians and community members made donations to a fund that assists patients who cannot afford their medications when discharged from the hospital. Through the efforts of the Nanticoke Health Services Development Committee, a program was established that encouraged physicians to make a donation to the Prescription Drug Fund in lieu of giving gifts to other offices. Pictured are some of the participating physicians and members of the NHS Development Committee. From left are Joseph Olekszyk, D.O.; Patricia Olekszyk, Development Committee Member; John C. Rawlins, M.D., Development Committee Member; June Rawlins; Harry Lehman, M.D.; Maria Lehman, Development Committee Member; Rob Ferber, M.D.; and Yvonne Lyles, M.D.
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D ELMARVA AUTO A LLEY Delaware Speedway releases tentative 2008 schedule By Bonnie Nibblett
Delaware International Speedway has released the tentative 2008 schedule. This tight half-mile clay oval speedway is located at the Delaware Motorsports Complex in Delmar on U.S. 13, just a half-mile north of the DelawareMaryland state line and 30 minutes from the beaches. Along with the circle track, there is a one-quarter mile asphalt strip. As you enter the grounds, the U. S. 13 Kart Club Track is located on the right, before the strip and oval. The Cathell family is gearing up for the 2008 season to put on some of the best shows in dirt track racing. First off, the drag strip will start Test-N-Tune on Sunday, Feb. 24, March 2 and 9; weather permitting. Gates open at 11 a.m. and testing is from noon to 5 p.m. The first ET Racing will be March 16, and the point’s battle begins March 30. The speedway’s Test-N-Tune is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The season opener gets underway on Saturday, April 12. It’s the United Racing Club Sprints 61st year and they are set to appear for the first time on April 19 at Delmar. The touring sprints are scheduled to appear seven times this year, around once a month. The URC Sprints schedule can be viewed at www.urcsprints.com. The sprints always pull off some fast speeds, up to 106 mph in qualifying and 104 mph in features. Be sure to make your way to see them. The William J. Cathell Memorial Race is the following week on April 26. Charlie Cathell and his father are the founders of the speedway and that race night is dedicated to William Cathell. The family has been in business for more than 40 years, that says a lot in this day; it’s a very special night. One big show will be the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS)
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with a return to the clay track. The 2008 WoOLMS season kicks off on Feb. 14 and 16 during the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. There will be live coverage on DIRTVision.com. The WoOLMS are scheduled to race at Delmar on Thursday, May 29. This will tie in with NASCAR Dover race weekend on May 30, 31 and June 1. If you’re at Dover for the races, come see some fine racing where racing roots began - on the dirt. The touring series has some of the country’s best, super late model drivers. They’re fast, sleek and full of power. Delaware local drivers go up against the WoOLMS and stand their ground. It's one of the best shows you will see in dirt racing in Delaware. Ticket and times will come along further in the season. The track's website, www.delawareracing.com, will have information about the shows or you can call the track's office at 875-1911. Once the season gets rolling, call the track's hotline at 8963968. The Delaware State Police and Camp Barnes, Inc. will hold the 36th Annual Delaware’s Camp Barnes Benefit Race on Wednesday, July 9. It is a benefit race with all proceeds going to the camp. The camp gets most of their donations from this benefit and the drivers really support it. The camp is able to help 10-13 year old youths with less than fortunate circumstances to attend. The camp provides numerous benefits to youths learning valuable tools to use in every day trades at no cost to the parent or guardian. Your support can make a difference in a child’s life. This benefit always makes it an honor for the drivers to help and contribute in what they do best - put on a show filled with all kinds of hot dirt track racing. The Little Lincoln Vintage Stock Car Club will turn up some mighty impres-
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Church Briefs Ash Wednesday service
Trinity United Methodist Church, located on Phillip’s Hill Road, near Trap Pond in Laurel, will be holding an Ash Wednesday Service on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The service marks the beginning of Lent and all are welcome. Call 875-7715 for more information.
Laurel Baptist Church will be having a Hymn Sing on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ‘The Revived’ will be praising the Lord in song. The church is located on the west side of 13 A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314 or 875-7998.
Seven Up Dynamic Speakers — Wake Up! Shut Up! Dress Up! Stand Up! Look Up! Reach Up! Lift Up! on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m., at Macedonia AME Church, 431 North St., Seaford. The Rev. Dania R. Griffin is Pastor.
Love INC seeks leader Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of MidDelmarva, a network of interdenominational churches providing help for the needy, seeks a dedicated volunteer to act as chair to recruit committee members, oversee the affiliation process already in progress, conduct committee meetings, and act as main contact for Love INC national headquarters. Call the Rev. Constance Hastings at 6299466, ext. 121, for more information.
Free community luncheon A free community luncheon (soup and sandwiches) will be held on Feb. 16 at Laurel Baptist Church from noon-2 p.m. The church is located on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314 or 875-7998.
Trinity UMC hosts O’Day Family On Sunday, Feb. 17, Trinity United Methodist Church will be welcoming the O’Day Family from Georgetown for an evening of music. A dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the dinner. A love offering will be taken. Come out and enjoy this special evening of food and music. For more information, call 875-7715. Continued from page 36
sive racing during the season. Those guys race with all their heart and won’t give themselves a break. They only race 10 laps, but it is pure side by side, wheel to wheel action. The first show of the “Blast from the Past” racing will be Saturday, May 3; always a fan favorite. Visit the club’s website for a complete schedule at www.littlelincolns.com. The older Vintage Cars are also added to the schedule a few nights this year. The US 13 Kart Club Track has posted their schedule on www.dekarting.net. The first club race is Friday night, March 28; a practice night of racing starts March 14. The first WKA sanction race for the state Delaware Dirt Divisional Series (DDDS) is the following week on Saturday, April 5. The club will hold two state races at the Delmarva Motorsports Park this year. The time for state races has changed to the
Take My Hand Ministry The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers. This is a women’s ministry.
Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to all persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini, 841-1720.
St. Luke’s Shrove Tuesday On Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be served at St. Luke’s Parish Hall which is located at the corner of King and North streets in Seaford. The public is invited to attend. A free will offering will be accepted. On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 6, there will be a Service of Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 10:30 a.m., at the Manor House on Middleford Road, in Seaford; and at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church on Front Street. St. Luke’s is a liturgically-based Episcopal Church and newcomers and visitors are welcome.
following: gates open at noon, registrations from noon to 2 p.m., and practice at 4 p.m. The past two years, the DDDS started at 7 a.m.; club races gates opened at 5 p.m., followed by registration from 5 to 7 p.m., and practice at 7 p.m. The club will end the season with two benefit races this year. There will be two memorials for two drivers lost last year - Ralph Moore and Kyle Dixon. That’s a little about the start of what we have to look forward to this year. Racing will be here before we know it. NASCAR is just days away, then the dirt starts. For all of your Delaware track's racing news plus NASCAR, visit www.redbud69racing.com. Be sure to visit the largest racing message board powered by Bi-Rite Auto Sales and Hab-Nab Trucking, both of Seaford. See you at the track!
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People Bordwine, Lieb plan to be wed Amanda Bordwine and Jim Lieb announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gay Kern and Gizmo Bordwine. She graduated from Salisbury University, and received her master’s in social work from the University of Maryland. She is a therapist to children in Baltimore Schools. Her fiancé is the son of Karen and Bill Mueller. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and has his own landscaping business. A June 2008 wedding is planned.
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Henderson engagement announced Kenneth and Ann Henderson of Seaford announce the engagement of their son, Kenneth Reed Henderson Jr., to Elizabeth Ashe (Ashley) Perkins, daughter of Mark and Kendra Novey of Emporia, Va., and Philip Perkins of Richmond, Va. The bride-to-be graduated from Greensville County High School in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and from Wake Forest with a juris doctorate in 2006. She is now employed as an associate attorney with Spencer & Seguin, PLC
in Fairfax, Va. Ken is a 1999 graduate of Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Md., and received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2004, then went on to receive his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2005. He is now working as an engineer at Thales Communications in Clarksburg, Md. They became engaged on June 30, 2007. The couple will be married on May 24 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., at the Chockoyotte Country Club.
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Colegrove, Adams are married Evelyne Colegrove and Matthew Adams were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 2007, at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, with a reception at the ballroom of Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Nina Colegrove of Seaford. The groom is the son of Eva Adams and the late Brent Adams Sr. of Bridgeville. The maid of honor was Kathryn English of Seaford. The bride’s attendants were Rachel States of Seaford, Elise Anderson of Winfield, Ill., and Emily Adams of Bridgeville. The flower girl was Katie Adams of Bridgeville. The best man was Eric Retzlaff of Mil-
ford. The groom’s attendants were Ed Henry of Greenwood, Ben Colegrove of Seaford, Brent Adams III of Bridgeville, Ben Passwaters of Bridgeville and Robert Hunsberger of Seaford. The bride graduated from Woodbridge High School in 2004 and is majoring in interior design with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The groom graduated from Woodbridge High School in 2001 and received a bachelor’s degree of business management from Wesley College in 2005. He is employed at T.G. Adams and Sons in Bridgeville. The couple honeymooned in Nags Head, N. C. They currently reside in Greenwood.
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Woodbridge senior Vashad Whidbee, right, blocks a shot during his team’s win over Sussex Tech last Friday in Georgetown. Whidbee had 15 points to help lead the Raiders to the 75-71 win. Photo by Mike McClure
Raiders remain undefeated in the conference with win over Ravens Woodbridge bench comes up big in 75-71 victory By Mike McClure The much anticipated battle between two of the top boys’ basketball teams in Sussex County lived up to expectations as Woodbridge edged Sussex Tech, 75-71, last Friday night in Georgetown before a packed house. The Raiders remained unbeaten (11-0) in conference play with the win, while the Ravens fell to 9-3 in the Henlopen Conference and 12-3 overall. “It was a great game, both teams played hard. It was everything that everybody expected it to be,” Woodbridge head coach Damon Ayers said after the game. “The atmosphere can only help to prepare us for the state playoffs.” Sussex Tech took an 8-4 lead early on as Corey Wyatt and Kory Belle each scored four points. Woodbridge’s Jordan Mosley scored two straight baskets to give his team a brief lead (10-8) before the Ravens’ Jacob Mitchell scored on a feed from Belle and Belle made one of two foul shots after drawing the second foul on the Raiders’ Marc Nock. Mitchell had a rebound and put back and Wyatt scored on a feed from Sean Hopkins to increase Sussex Tech’s lead to 15-10. Woodbridge’s Jevontae Dale hit a three-pointer on a feed from Deaven Horne to make it 15-13 at the end of the opening quarter. Wyatt (six) and Belle (five) paced the Ravens while Mosley paced Woodbridge with six first quarter points. Woodbridge opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run to take a 22-17 lead thanks
Seaford’s Matt Seaton is shown racing to a Seaford High record in the 3000 meter run at a recent meet. Seaford’s Tim Fields is shown in the background. Photo by Baxter Smith
Seaford boys’ track team wins third straight meet The Seaford boys’ indoor track team won its third consecutive meet at Snow Hill on Wednesday, January 23, defeating 18 other track teams from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Henlopen Conference. This time the Blue Jays nearly doubled the score of the second place Caesar Rodney team, 88 - 48. Although the Blue Jays did not finish first in any events, their team depth carried them once more. Eliezer Dorelus finished second in the
55 meter hurdles, third in the triple jump, and fifth in the high jump; Gernie Purnell finished second in the 300 meter dash; and Keyshawn Purnell finished second in the long jump with a PR of 20’ 8”, was second in the triple jump, and placed sixth in the 55 meter dash. George Blanchard finished second in the shot put and the 4X400 meter relay team of Trevor Lee, Obenson Oscar, Continued on page 43
Woodbridge point guard Deaven Horne, shown bringing the ball upcourt, stepped up his game in the second half to help lead the Raiders to a narrow win over Sussex Tech. Photo by Mike McClure
to seven points by Vashad Whidbee. Belle tallied six points to move Sussex Tech within three (27-24) before Woodbridge was dealt a blow when Nock picked up his third foul with under three minutes left in the first half. K’yan Andrews scored four points off Continued on page 43
The Seaford boys’ indoor track team won its third consecutive distance medley picShown (l to r) is the Seaford boys’ distance medley team of Andrew Hoffman (1200), Rob Urell (800), Gernie Purnell (400), and Barrett Smith (1600) with 2007 Seaford grad Bailea McMillan who is now attending the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and stopped by to cheer on her alma mater. Photo by Baxter Smith
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Seaford Stars of the Week F o u r d o w n , t w o t o g o f o r
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Male Co-Athlete of the WeekEliezer Dorelus- Seaford
Male Co-Athlete of the WeekYvens St. Phard- Seaford
Blue Jay junior Yvens St. Phard Seaford’s Eliezer Dorelus placed recorded a pin in his 171 pound match second in the 55 meter hurdles, third in against Cape Henlopen last Friday. St. the triple jump, and fifth in the high Phard also had a pin in his team’s win jump to help the Blue Jays to their third over Dover, giving head coach Dave straight win at Snow Hill last WednesRogers his 200th win. day. Honorable mention- Madison Warfel- GMS; K’yan Andrews- Woodbridge; Deaven Horne- Woodbridge; Keyshawn Purnell- Seaford; Gernie Purnell- Seaford; George Blanchard- Seaford; Barrett Smith- Seaford; Matt Lank- Seaford; Josh Owens- Seaford; Tyree Davis- Seaford; Lee Mayer- Seaford; Andrew HalterSeaford; Spencer Noel- Seaford; Brian Wright- Seaford; Josh Smith- Seaford; Kirk Neal- Seaford; Kory Belle- Sussex Tech; Jacob Mitchell- Sussex Tech; Jeffone HillSussex Tech; Olivia Bradham- Seaford; Paige Venables- Seaford; Page JohnsonSeaford; Ambre’ Burbage- Seaford; Emily Pentoney- Delmarva Christian
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Lady Jays defeat St. Thomas More, 42-41, in road game Last Saturday, the Lady Jays basketball team defeated St. Thomas More 42-41 in a non-conference road game. Seaford led at the half 21-18 and 33-24 at the end of the third quarter. St. Thomas More outscored the Jays in the fourth quarter, 17-9, but Seaford held onto a 42-41 win at the buzzer. Ambre’ Burbage led all scorers with 17 points. Teammate Anitra Hughes and Samantha Savage each had nine points. The Jays hit only 1628 from the free throw line.
Woodbridge girls’ basketball team loses to Salisbury School The Woodbridge varsity girls’ basketball team fell to Salisbury School, 62-43, on Monday, Jan. 28. Jenna Schrock led the Raiders with 20 points and Kera Sampson added 13 points.
Seaford wrestlers fall to Polytech, 45-28, in Monday match The Seaford Blue Jays lost to Polytech, 45-28, last Monday night in a match that included five Polytech pins, one Seaford pin, a double forfeit, three Panther forfeits and two additional forfeits by the Blue Jays. The two bright spots for Seaford were in the 152 weight class and the 215 weight class. C.R. Wilkins battled for three periods and picked up a major decision (10-2) against the Panthers’ Chuck Reynolds to give Seaford its first four wrestling points to bring the score to 30-16. In the 215 weight class, Josh Smith pinned Polytech’s Jeremy Larinski at 3:52 in the third period to close out the Jays’ scoring.
Warfel nets 22 points in Flames’ win over Eagles Madison Warfel netted 22 points to help lead Greenwood Mennonite to a 58-28 win over Seaford Christian last Friday. Derek Scott also had 16 points in the Flames’ win. Phillip Wands scored 17 points for the Eagles.
The Seaford boys’ swim team continued on their quest for a second consecutive perfect Henlopen Conference swim season with a decisive 95-44 win over the Dover Senators at the Dover YMCA last Friday. With four conference meet wins behind them, this leaves only two opponents, Milford (Jan 31) and Lake Forest (Feb. 6) as the last hurdles to their goal. After their win over Dover, head coach Jackie Morris was ecstatic with her team’s victory. “Wow, I can’t say it enough how proud I am of this team. They all swam personal records during this meet. Andrew Halter broke the 50 free team record by 1/100 of a second with a time of 22:75,” she said after the meet. “Spencer Noel dropped 10 seconds from last year’s best time in the 200 IM, swimming a 2:20.62. He also dropped four seconds off his fastest 100 free time.
Trevor Lee swam 14 seconds faster in the 200 free from the last time he swam the event this year. Phillip DeMott swam a personal record in the 100 breast stroke and qualified for states. This group of young men never ceases to amaze me. It is so satisfying to see all their hard work start to pay off,” said Morris. The Jays are now 4-0 in conference and 9-0 overall. Meet results: 200 medley relay- 1. Seaford (Tim Halter, Spencer Noel, Drew Venables, Cory Darden), 1:47:01; 200 freestyle- 1. Lee Mayer, 2:14:94, 50 freestyle- 1. Drew Venables, 23:02; 100 butterfly- 1. Lee Mayer, 1:00.14; 100 freestyle- 1. Spencer Noel, 53:95, 200 freestyle relay- 1. Seaford (Drew Venables, Spencer Noel, Trevor Lee, Lee Mayer), 1:35.22; 100 backstroke- 1. Andrew Halter, 55:00; 100 breaststroke- 1. Phillip DeMott, 1:10.19; 400 freestyle relay- 1. Seaford (Lee Mayer, Tim Halter, Trevor Lee, Daniel DeMott), 3:43.18
Seaford girls’ defeat Dover, 107-62, to remain in the hunt By Gene Bleile Late last season, the Lady Jays swimmers defeated the Senators by only one point and going into this year, head coach Alison Venables was apprehensive about a rematch. “I was nervous going into this meet, but early in the competition my girls showed me I had nothing to worry about,” she said. “They swam some of their best times by more than two or three seconds.” As it turned out, the Jays gave her a 45 point cushion this year to defeat Dover at the Dover YMCA 107-62 and remain in the hunt for the Henlopen Conference title. “Every single swimmer contributed points in the win. They all had strong swimming performances that I hope will carry over to Thursday’s meet versus Milford,” said Venables. “We only defeated the Bucs by three points last year and we are trying to concentrate on improving starts, turns and finishes as we taper down our yardage in preparation for the conference meet on Feb. 8th.”
Highlights from the meet include: Paige Venables improved her time in the 100 fly by two seconds; Chelsey Procino and Alexis Carey both improved their 50 free time by over one second; Emily Hubbard improved her 500 free time by over seven seconds; Jeanmarie Ferber won the 200 free race with a burst of speed at the finish; Kelly Kimpton had a personal best in the 200 IM, as did Jamie Swain in the 100 backstroke. Meet results: 200 medley relay- 1. Seaford (Jamie Swain, Paige Venables, Taylor Swain, Olivia Bradham), 2:06.91; 200 free- 1. Jeanmarie Ferber, 2:16.98; 200 IM- 1. Olivia Bradham, 2:30.87; 50 free- 1. Chelsey Procino-27.55; 100 fly- 1. Paige Venables-1:06.76; 100 free- 1. Olivia Bradham-1:00.55; 500 free- 1. Emily Hubbard, 6:37.02; 200 free relay- 1. Seaford (Paige Venables, Jamie Swain, Jeanmarie Ferber, Olivia Bradham), 1:52.17; 100 backstroke- 2. Jamie Swain, 1:10.78; 100 breast stroke- 1. Paige Venables, 1:20.79; 400 free relay- 1. Seaford (Chelsey Procino, Alexis Carey, Taylor Swain, Jeanmarie Ferber), 4:22.69.
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Kirk Neal, left, looks to make a move during his 10-5 win over a Cape Henlopen opponent in the 119 pound weight class. Photo by David Elliott
Blue Jay varsity wrestling team loses to Cape, 55-18 By Gene Bleile Last Friday night the Cape Henlopen Vikings defeated the Blue Jay wrestling team 55-18 in a match that was closer than the score indicates. The match started at the 135 weight class with a tech fall against Seaford’s Matt Joseph, but C.R. Wilkins (140) battled the Vikings’ Jeff Rogan and lost on a controversial call 6-5 on points to give the Vikings a 8-0 lead. The Jays’ Brian Wright defeated Alberto Martinez 6-5 in a hard fought match to bring the score back to 8-3. After a tech fall in the 152 weight class and a pin by the Vikings in the 160 weight class, Seaford’s Yvens St. Phard pinned Tim Carroll at 3:00 in the second period to bring the score back to 19-9.
Dan Flagg was pinned in the 189 weight class, but his teammate Josh Smith battled Jason Flannery into the third period and scored a pin at the 5:18 mark to again bring Seaford back to only 10 points down at 25-15. Seaford however lost their momentum starting in the heavyweight class, when Marcus Wright was pinned by the Vikings O.T. Reed in the first period, followed by another Cape pin in the 103 weight class over Anthony Taylor and then a forfeit in the 112 weight class. Kirk Neal battled for three periods to a 10-5 decision over John Young in the 119 weight class, but Cape closed out the match with pins in the 125 weight class (Jordan Stanley) and the 130 weight class (Jordan German) to bring home their victory at 55-18.
After a few phone calls from local sports fans Scott Coulbourn and Ben Sirman and e-mails from Seaford historian Jim Bowden, I was able to piece together more information about the Colts’ return visits to Seaford to play basketball against the local All-Star teams in the 1960’s. In 1961, the Colts returned to Seaford (without Unitas) in March for another public relations tour and defeated the Seaford All-Stars (Bill Gains, John Leverage, Charlie Richard, Joe Thompson, Denny O’Brien, Joe Konstanzer, Red Wright, Ronnie Palmer, Buddy Townsend, Linwood Miller, Jerry Minton and Jay King). Colt notables were Jim Parker and Gino Marchetti, who led their team to a 74-72 win. The first game of the evening was the “Little NBA” All-Stars (Tom Nusbaumer, Doug Catts, Hal Hearn, Bill Mumford, Bruce Northrup, Pat Sturgeon, Harry Kincaid, Johnny Monaco, Hank Wilkins, Daryl Slick, and Gene Bleile), followed by the “Midget” All-Stars (Ken Madden, Ralph Palmer, Scott Coulbourn, Vinnie Monaco, Bob Porter, Kevin Kirpatis, Johnny Willey and Frank Cranston). The last game before the Colts played was the Ladies League All-Stars (Judy Sullivan, Ginny Breasure, Margie Allen, Joyce Abbott, Dotty Hallowell, Ann Richardson, Bonnie Litchford, Maude Evans, Judy Stephenson, Lynn Tyndall, Ellen Hill, Ann Mears, Mary Polestak and Mickey Harris). In 1968, the Colts returned for their first game in seven years in Seaford, but this time Hall of Fame Quarterback John Unitas was on the squad, along with Bob Boyd, Tom Matte, Jim Welch, Bob Vogel, Willie Richardson and Dan Sullivan. The Seaford All-Stars were led by Ted Shep-
herd, Randy Broyles, Ron Keiser, Gary Brown, Bill Dixon, Jim Stover, Jim Yori, Mac McPherson, Bill Robertson and Ben Sirman, from Bridgeville. The final score was 71-58, but everyone had fun as remembered by retired Seaford guidance counselor/athletic director and Blue Jay football coach (1969-72), Ben Sirman. “It was fun and exciting to play against the Colts. They were very competitive and so were we, so this was not just a run up and down the court easy type of game,” he said. “These guys were out to get into shape in the off season and they were their for a workout, fun came second.” In 1969, Unitas was listed as a “possible player” in the local news release one week prior to the game in Seaford, but this was only six weeks after the Colts loss to the New York Jets in Super Bowl III (167) and Unitas, who played only part of that game due to an injury, may have been pulled from the basketball lineup to avoid further problems. The box score for the Seaford game was not available to answer that question. Blue Jay Notebook: Ben Sirman and Mac MacArthur played for the Laurel AllStars in 1959 against the Colts and each scored 14 points in the 53-47 win. Sirman was head football coach for the Bridgeville Mustangs football and basketball from 1965-68 and baseball head coach from 1963-65. The Philadelphia Eagles played basketball in Seaford in 1980 and 1981. Rick Cullen, who currently works for The Star, took the photograph of Ben Sirman and James Yori double teaming John Unitas, when he worked for the Daily Times in 1968.
Seaford’s Josh Smith, top, had one of his team’s two pins in last week’s m a t c h against Cape Henlopen. Photo by David Elliott
Seaford All-Stars Jim Yori, left, and Ben Sirman, center, try to double team Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas during the 1968 Colts vs Seaford all-star game. Photo by Rick Cullen
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Woodbridge’s K’yan Andrews looks to pass the ball after making a steal last Friday night in Georgetown. The Raiders rallied to top Sussex Tech, 75-71, despite the loss of key players to foul trouble in the third quarter. Photo by Mike McClure
Woodbridge-Tech continued a pair of offensive rebounds to extend the Raiders lead to five points, but he was charged with his third foul with 23.4 seconds left on what appeared to be a charge. Sussex Tech’s Jeffone Hill added a steal and a basket with under 10 seconds left as the Ravens moved within two (32-30) going into half-time. Belle led all scorers with 13 points, Mitchell had eight, and Wyatt added seven points for Sussex Tech. Whidbee netted nine points, Andrews added eight, and Mosley had six points for Woodbridge. During half-time, Ayers told his team to settle down and get into a rhythm offensively. He was pleased with his defense’s ability to force turnovers with the half court trap, but the offense couldn’t convert those turnovers into points in the first half. Sussex Tech turned to big man Jacob Mitchell in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Mitchell scored five points, including a three-point play during which Andrews picked up his fourth foul, to give the Ravens a 35-34 lead. Sussex Tech then scored six unanswered points, including a three-pointer by Hill, to increase its lead to seven points. Woodbridge answered with an 11-2 run, which was keyed in part by the team’s bench players. Jevontae Dale had six points, Jorge Young added an offensive rebound and basket, Horne pulled down a rebound and went coast to coast for a lay-up, and Whidbee hit a threepointer off a pass from Horne. Horne also drilled a three-pointer and dished out an assist, but Sussex Tech bounced back to knot the score at 52-52 to end the quarter. Mitchell scored four of his 10 third quarter points during the run and Andrew Townsend hit a three-pointer at the buzzer. Horne hit a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter to give the Raiders a brief lead (55-54) before Townsend added a three-pointer of his own to return the lead to the Ravens. Sussex Tech took a six point advantage on baskets by Belle, Townsend, and Hill before Woodbridge came storming back. Andrews returned to the game and scored four points; Dale, who provided clutch scoring off the bench, had three points; and Horne, the Raiders’ point
Seaford’s Keshawn Purnell, shown jumping in a recent meet, placed second in the long jump and triple jump last week to help the Blue Jays to their third straight win at Snow Hill. Photo by Baxter Smith
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Sussex Tech’s Kory Belle looks to box out Woodbridge’s K’yan Andrews following a Raider free throw. Belle had 19 points and Andrews tallied 16 in Woodbridge’s road win on Friday. Photo by Mike McClure
guard and spark plug, also had three points to key a 12-0 run. Horne also had a rebound and feed to Andrews who finished the play off with a two hand slam during the run. Townsend closed the gap to three points (69-66) with a three-pointer off a pass from Belle. Andrews had a tip, Nock made a pair of free throws, and Whidbee made one of two foul shots after drawing the fifth and final foul on Wyatt with 48.1 seconds left for a 75-69 advantage. Woodbridge held on to win the game, 75-71. “I take my hat off to our bench players (Dale, Andre Dickerson, and Young). These guys came in and stepped up to the challenge,” said Ayers. Andrews scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and had a team high 12 rebounds, Whidbee netted 15 points, Dale tallied 12 points, Horne had 11 points and five rebounds, and Mosley scored seven points for the Raiders. Mitchell led all scorers with 22 points and also had 12 rebounds; Belle contributed 19 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks; Hill had eight points, eight assists, and five steals; Townsend scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth; and Wyatt added seven points for Sussex Tech.
Andrew Hoffman, and Gernie Purnell finished second with a season’s best time of 3:45. This was partially accomplished by the generous loan of Lee from the swim team. Trevor ran a 54 second leadoff leg to get the team rolling. Barrett Smith took third in the 1600 meter run and Matt Lank threw a personal best of 37’ 2” in the shot put to take third. The 4x200 meter relay team of Devin Hood, Keyshawn Purnell, Eliezer Dorelus, and Gernie Purnell took fourth; Obenson Oscar triple jumped a personal best of 39’ 1 1/2” to finish fourth; and
Clay Lester took fourth in the shot put. My’keal Purnell took fifth in the 55 meter dash and Andrew Hoffman ran a personal best of 11:07 to place sixth in the 3,200 meter run. Matt Seaton ran a PR of 11:12 in the 3,200, and Tim Fields also ran a PR of 11:44 in the 3,200. In the girls’ meet, the 4x800 meter relay team of Lindsay James, Megan Jones, Kelsey Hoch, and Kelsey Riggleman took sixth place. Page Johnson placed second in the pole vault with a season’s best performance of 8’; Megan Jones ran a PR in the 800; Erin Wooten and Lindsay James ran PRs in the 300 meter run; and Haley Quillen ran a PR in the 500 meter run.
Seaford Star varsity sports schedules for Jan. 31- Feb. 6 Thursday, Jan. 31- Seaford boys’ and girls’ swimming home vs. Milford; Woodbridge at Seaford boys’ basketball Friday, Feb. 1- Woodbridge at Seaford girls’ basketball; Seaford Christian girls’ and boys’ basketball at Salisbury Christian Saturday, Feb. 2- Seaford at Woodbridge boys’ basketball; Seaford at Lake Forest wrestling; Woodbridge track at Tower Hill Tuesday, Feb. 5- Seaford boys’ basketball home vs Indian River; Seaford girls’ basketball at Indian River; Seaford boys’ and girls’ swimming home vs. Lake Forest; Woodbridge boys’ basketball at Caesar Rodney Wednesday, Feb. 6- Seaford wrestling at Delmar; Henlopen Conference indoor track and field meet
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
Four Ravens earn pins in 47-23 loss to Indian River Sussex Tech’s Cole Magagnotti (140), Rob Wilgus (171), Jamar Beckett (215), and Aikeem Brewer (285) had pins in the Ravens’ 47-23 loss to Indian River last Wednesday. Tech’s John Briddell (103) was edged, 5-4, Ryelan Pavlik (152) lost, 3-1, and James Whaley (119) lost, 7-3.
Powell scores 10 points in Lady Ravens’ loss to Delcastle Leigh Powell scored 10 points in the Sussex Tech varsity girls’ basketball team’s 49-34 non-conference loss to Delcastle last Saturday.
Sussex Tech varsity sports schedules for Jan. 31- Feb. 6 Thursday, Jan. 31- boys’ basketball at Dover Friday, Feb. 1- girls’ basketball home vs. Dover; wrestling at Dover Tuesday, Feb. 5- boys’ basketball home vs. Smyrna; girls’ basketball at Smyrna Wednesday, Feb. 6- wrestling at Cape Henlopen
State high school indoor track and field top times The following are the top results for the local high school indoor track and field teams: Girls- 55 meter hurdles- Heather Solomon, Woodbridge, 8.73; long jump- Tiffany Savage, Sussex Tech, 15’ 3 1/2”; pole vault- Page Johnson, Seaford, 7’ 6”, Mallorie Parsons, Delmarva Christian, 7’; shotput- Shamar Suggs, Sussex Tech, 32’ 3 1/2” Boys- 55 meter hurdles- Eliezer Dorelus, Seaford, 8.24; 55 meter run- Darius Sivels, Sussex Tech, 6.74, Tyrone Hickman, Sussex Tech, 6.84; 400 meter runKeyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 53.49; 800 meter run- David Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 2:09.7; 1,600- Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 4:41.3, Barrett Smith, Seaford, 4:46.93; long jump- Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 20’ 5 1/2”, Obenson Oscar, Seaford, 20’ 2 1/2”; triple jump- Keyshawn Purnell, Seaford, 42’ 1”; pole vault- Zack Hearn, Seaford, 11’ 6”, Wyatt Spellman, Sussex Tech, 10’ 6”, Ethan Lee, Seaford, 10’ 6”; shotput- Robert Pinchak, Woodbridge, 40’ 1 1/4”
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DOUBLE TEAM- Sussex Tech’s Jeffone Hill looks to pass to a teammate as Woodbridge’s Jorge Young, left, and Deaven Horne apply pressure with their trapping defense during last Friday’s game in Georgetown. The Raiders remained unbeaten in conference play with a 75-71 win over the Ravens. Photo by Mike McClure
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
LOOKING FOR THE STEAL- Laurel’s Kelsy Gordy , left, and Mariah Dickerson look to take the ball away from a Nandua player during Tuesday’s game in Laurel. The Bulldogs rallied from a 33-29 deficit to outscore the Warriors, 17-4, in the fourth quarter for the 4637 win. Photo by Mike McClure
Sussex County Sports Foundation to hold baseball skills showcase Sussex County Sports Foundation is presenting a baseball skills showcase for players to display their skills to college coaches. The event will take place on June 14 (rain date is June 15) at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. The morning session will take place 9 a.m. to noon (first 50 registered players) and the afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. (first 50 registered players). The cost is $150 per participant per session and the registration deadline is June 1 (unless sessions are full prior to that date). Players registered prior to May 1 will receive a discount of $15 per session. Players must be high school freshman or older and must be from the Eastern Shore. Players can choose two positions to showcase their skills. A list of college coachers that will be in attendance will be available by June 1. Interested participants can contact the Sussex County Sports Foundation at 302-6447777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Updated information will be located at www.sussexcountysportsfoundation.com.
Seaford’s Mavenson Saincy hits a three point basket over the defense of Corey Wyatt late in the second quarter to help give the Blue Jays a 31-23 half time lead. The Jays lost to the Ravens 62-56. Photo by Gene Bleile
Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Boys’ basketball- Sussex Central 89, Woodbridge 88 (OT)- K’yan Andrews netted 30 points, Marc Nock had 15, and Deaven Horne and Vashad Whidbee each added 12 points in the Raiders’ first conference loss of the season. Sussex Tech 62, Seaford 56- Jacob Mitchell led all scorers with 21 points, Kory Belle had 11 points, and Sean Hopkins and Jeffone Hill each added 10 for the Ravens. Julius Mullen and Vincent Glover paced the Jays with 13 points apiece and Mavenson Saincy added nine. Dover 87, Laurel 55- Jernell Ross scored 15 points and Carey Shelton netted 13 for the Bulldogs. Girls’ basketball- Laurel 46, Nandua 37- Laurel used a 17-4 advantage in the fourth quarter to pick up the non-conference win at home. Tomorrow Briddell had 15 points and Tykia Briddell added 12 to help lead the Lady Bulldogs. Sussex Tech 56, Seaford 42- Ambre’ Burbage led all scorers with 18 points for Seaford. Four different Ravens scored in double digits as Paige Morris had 15 points, Brittany Griffin chipped in with 13, and Cierra Laws and Leigh Powell each scored 12 points.
Gates to open early for Woodbridge-Seaford boys’ basketball game Gates will open at 10 a.m. for this Saturday’s Woodbridge-Seaford boys’ basketball game which will take place in Bridgeville.
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607 N. Dual Hwy. Seaford Caleb Dennis of the Wizards brings the ball up the floor during a Seaford Department of Recreation boys’ basketball game last weekend. Photo by David Elliott
MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
Seaford Bowling Lanes Sunday Nite Mixed High games and series Tim Dean 319, 816 Amber Taylor 284, 826
Young Adults High games and series Gavin Short 252, 720 Tara Murphy 247, 647
Baby Blue Jays High games and series C.J. Redd 176, 311 Kayla Arnett 155, 275
The Wizards’ Sheimhere Dashiell prepares to shoot the ball during a Seaford Department of Recreation boys’ basketball game last Saturday. Photo by David Elliott
High games and series Barry Robbins 257 Dale Parker 666 Shirley Green 258 Megan O’Neal 620
Justin Taylor of Daye’s Home Improvement takes the ball to the basket during a Laurel Youth Sports basketball game last week. Photo by Mike McClure
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High games and series Travis Condon 222, 624 Ann Marie Childress 231 Sierra Shockley 619
Mark Benson Patty Hoffman Erma Baker
High games and series E. Scott Morgan 295 Nicholas Wheatley 812
High games and series Mark Allen 295, 752 Chris Bireley 288 Ryan Prettyman 774 Amber Morrison 265 Samantha Richey 774
Nite Owl High games and series Erik Mulford 299, 755
Mardel ABC High games and series Gary Holodick 317, 823
Weds. AM Mixed High games and series
319, 754 262 664
Eastern Shore Men
Tuesday Early Mixed
Seaford City High games and series Chris Patchett 284 Jim Suda 787
Christian Fellowship High games and series Mark Melson 301 Bill Ziolkowski 711 Wendy Lowe 252. 667
High games and series Carl Thacker 295 Joe Bay 757 Jean Kreiner 271 Patti Cecil 704
Tuesday AM Mixed
High games and series Donald Moore 527 Donald Minter 195 Edna Turner 244 Theda Brittingham 617
High games and series Fred Phillips 280 Roland Tice 768 Judi Ucello 278, 755 High games and series Patrick Curran 294 Doc Pusloskie 825 Edith Krause 298, 810
Laurel/Seaford Star staff Super Bowl predictions George Beachamp- New England 24-17; Gene Bleile- New England 38-21; Carol James- New England 42-21; Mike McClure- New England 35-17; Pat Murphy- New England 38-13; Jesse Piquette- New England 42-23; Bryant Richardson- New York 35-31; Cassie Richardson- New York 33-30; Daniel Richardson- New England 40-26; Laura Rogers- New England 43-17; Tommy Young- New York 24-17
Nanticoke Little League to hold signups this month NLL is looking for managers- Nanticoke Little League will be mailing manager applications to past (2007) managers. If you were not a manager in 2007 but would like to be considered for 2008, please contact Nanticoke Little League at 302-629-9209. Please leave your name, address, and phone number and an application will be mailed to you. All manager applications are due by Feb. 24. NLL to hold February signups- Nanticoke Little League will be holding signups on the following dates and times: February 2, 9, 16, and 23- 9 a.m. to noon and February 13 and 27- 6-8 p.m. Registration will be held at the Home Team Realty office building on Stein Highway. The is $45 for the first child and $20 for additional children. Any registration after Feb. 27 will be charged a $10 late fee. NLL needs sign sponsors- Nanticoke Little League is currently looking for sign sponsors for all fields at the Williams Pond complex. Sponsors can advertise their company or organization while supporting the local little league program. Please contact Sherry Smith at 841-2226 for more information.
Blue Jays lose to Cape Henlopen, 62-56 By Gene Bleile The Seaford Blue Jay basketball team dropped a heart breaker to Cape Henlopen last Friday 62-56, when after leading for three quarters and most of the fourth period; they couldn’t put the Vikings away for the win. “We still have problems late in the game, putting the win out of reach, especially against teams in the north,” head coach Sean Knowles said after the game. “We just can’t seem to get over that hump so far this season, but we still have a lot of basketball left to play.” The Jays jumped out to a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and were up 27-23 at the half. Seaford had little trouble shooting against the Cape 3-2 zone in the first quarter, when Josh Owens pumped in six points and teammate Vincent Glover added four to open up a seven point lead. Owens and Terry Hood had foul trouble for the Jays in the second quarter, but even after the Vikings’ Tracy Jones hit 10 points of his own, Seaford held a four point margin heading into the locker room. Owens came back in the third quarter with six more points to lead the Jays and Jones answered back with nine of his own, but Seaford still clung to the lead at 41-38 heading into the last period. With less than five minutes left to play, Cape grabbed a six point lead, but Seaford battled back at the three minute mark to take a four point lead and the momentum, for the moment. With less than a minute to play, the lead changed hands again and with Seaford down two points, the Jays’ Mavenson Saincy took a three-point shot that was partially blocked and the Vikings scored off that turnover to ice the game at 62-56. Josh Owens and Tyree Davis led the Jays with 16 points apiece and Vincent Glover added nine points in the loss. The Jays’ record is now 5-6 in conference and 6-8 overall.
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
People Thornton and Herbst announce their engagement John and Wanda Thornton of Seaford announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Lynn, to James Andrew Herbst, son of John and Cindy Herbst of Seaford. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Dorothy Givens of Seaford and the late Melvin Givens, and Gladys Thornton of Seaford, formerly of Frankford, and the late John Thornton Sr. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Seaford Senior High School
and of Roanoke Bible College in Elizabeth City, N.C. She is employed at Good Beginnings in Laurel and also substitutes in area schools. Her fiancé is a graduate of Foot Hill High School in Cumberland, Md., Eastern Christian College and Lincoln Christian Seminary. He is a minister at the Hazelwood Christian Church in Pittsburgh, Pa. A June 21 wedding is planned in Seaford.
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Henderson, Eckelberg wed Angela Marie Henderson and Travis Justin Eckelberg were married May 5, 2007, at Assateague Island Seashore. The bride wore a white strapless organza A-line gown with satin draping and pink embroidery with a chapel length train. The Rev. Craig Sparks officiated at the ceremony. A dinner reception followed at Chateau De Ville in Salisbury, Md. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Ann Henderson of Seaford. The groom is the son of Neil and Bonnie Eckelberg of Killdeer, N.D. Grandparents of the bride, Robert and Martha Henderson and Ralph and Toni Gootee, were in attendance, as were grandparents of the groom, Rosemary Eckelberg and Richard Gegelman. Theresa Cassino, Pittsburgh, Pa., was the matron of honor and Drew Bailey, Memphis, Tenn., served as the best man. Bridesmaids were Tessa Eckelberg, sister of the groom, Lauren Davies of New York, De-
breen Broadbelt of New Jersey and Kym Gers of Florida. Kenny Henderson, brother of the bride, Brandon Reems of North Dakota, Adam McCracken of Minnesota and Isaac Stocks of Washington served as the groomsmen. Abby Cassino, daughter of the matron of honor, was the flower girl, and the bride’s son, Jonathan Robert Eckelberg, served as the ring bearer. The bride, a 1996 graduate of Glenelg High School, graduated from Virginia Tech in 2000 majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. The groom, a 1999 graduate of Killdeer High School, graduated from University of North Dakota in 2002 with a degree in aeronautical sciences. The couple and their son reside in Columbia, Md., where Angie works as the director of Oakland Mills Interfaith Center and Travis is a pilot flying for Republic Airlines out of Reagan National Airport.
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MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
Snapshots CLASS REUNION - The Laurel High School Class of 1967 held its 40th-year reunion Nov. 24, at the Laurel American Legion Home. First row, from left: Sheila Tyndall Callaway, Edna Purnell Millman, Carol Gordy Calloway, Karen LeCates Towers, Lynn Mitchell Feist, Oliver Shields, advisor, Scott Phillips, Cathy Allen Parker, Nancy Mitchell Geiger, Linda McGee Harrington, Linda Truitt Hardesty and Barbara Lambden Powell. Second row: Connie Waller Taylor, Warren Benson, Danny Alvarez, Brenda McAllister Bramble, Sandra Wilson Thornton, Mary Lou Dukes Pearson, Sue Tyndall Phillips and Sue Warrington Dodd. Third row: Jeff Mitchell, John Rogers, Cindy Gordy Mullins, Steve Brasure, Jane Cooper McBride, Judy Wharton Baker, Myrna Wright Enlow, Burton Brittingham, Barry Brown, Tommy Bradley, Bob Bethards, John Powell, Harlan Wilson and Gary Marine. Top row: Barry Harding, Glenn Williams, Doug Calhoun, Steve Stone, Bobby Carey, David Cline, Donald Gootee, Drew Koster, Charles Ellis, Steve Goff, Gary Owens, Ronnie Hastings and Larry Torbert. Photo by Gary Marine
HORSE RESCUE - Briar Hook Pony Club visits Whimsical Horse Rescue for a Special Christmas donation of food gift certificates and previously used horse blankets. The rescue helps rehab and finds homes for unwanted and mis-treated horses. “Whimsical” operates on community help and support. From left to right we have Emily Morris, Erin Cook, Lauren Price, and Lindsay Stafford. For more information about the club, call Nancy Price at 302-236-3619. Photo submitted
APPRECIATION - Incoming Seaford Historical Society president Rudy Wilson presents outgoing president Jerry Chapman with a gift of appreciation. Photo submitted
HISTORICAL BOARD - Seaford Historical Society President Jerry Chapman inducts the 2008 Board Members and Trustees. Left to Right: Jerry Chapman; Rudy Wilson, President; Scott Davidson, Vice-President; Teresa Wilson, Secretary; John Watson, Treasurer; Bonnie Van Tine, Don Martin and Ron Breeding, Trustees. Photo submitted
VOLUNTEERS - 2007 Seaford Historical Society Volunteers of the Year are Scott Davidson, Overall; Kitty Medford, Ross Mansion; Betty and Jim Young, Museum. Photo submitted
A GRAND LADY - Sharlana Edgell recently took over the reigns of the Sussex County Republican Club from former president and 20 year member Anne Nesbitt. The club was founded in 1960 by Charlotte Mach, chairwoman of the Sussex County Republican Committee, and Mary Boggs, the district comitteewoman for Seaford. Edgel praised Nesbitt, whom she called "a grand lady,” for working tirelessly for the club. From left are Sharlana Edgell, State Rep. Danny Short and Anne Nesbitt. Photo submitted
MORNING STAR • JAN. 31 - FEB. 6, 2008
Woodbridge School Board Reviews its Investments By Catherine Shufelt The Woodbridge School Board approved the revision of their investment portfolio with the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) at their January 15 meeting. Currently, the Woodbridge School District has approximately $479,000 invested in the foundation, with 80% in more conservative investments and 20% in an endowment portfolio. While the endowments can make more money for the district, they are also a bit less stable, and, like other types of risky investment options, could lose money. Money earned by the accounts managed by the Delaware Community Foundation are used by the district for scholarships and other programs for students.
FIRE PREVENTION - Nadine Tinsman, first grader at Woodbridge Elementary School in Mrs. Coverdale's class, received second place in the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Nadine took home a plaque and a $5 cash prize. Photo submitted
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2008 Delaware Equine Council Officers and Board Members - From left are Kay Mildon, director; Lisa Ballard, director; Mary Everhart, secretary; Kim Schwartz, treasurer. Back row from left Laurie Vonasek, director; Paula Barto, director; Catherine Cirino, director; Stan Vonasek, president; Peggy Koster, vice president. Missing Dave Wilson, director. Photo submitted
EQUINE SCHOLARSHIP - Delaware Equine Council presented its second $1000 scholarship on Monday, Jan. 21, to Kathryn Kramer. Pictured above are Scholarship Committee Chairperson (left) Mary Everhart, Delaware Equine president, Stan Vonasek and University of Delaware freshman Kathryn Kramer (right). Kathryn is a 2007 graduate of Newark High School and the recipient of the second $1000 Delaware Equine Council scholarship. Katie is an Animal Science Major and hopes to become a large animal veterinarian. She has been riding horses since she was nine years old and owns her own horses. The Delaware Equine Council is a non-profit organization of volunteers, whose mission it is to promote, protect and enhance the keeping of horses in Delaware. The up and coming dinner/dance/auction, "A Casual Country Affair'' on March 28, is one of many activities that help raise funds for scholarships and other education. For more information, visit delawreequinecouncil.org or call Stan at 302-684-3966. Photo submitted
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Don’t even think about not voting February 5 Several people have called or stopped to ask me information reRANK ALIO garding an important election coming up and details regarding voting. The date to change your Next Tuesday, February 5, is a very important date for Americans registration to one of the in this country: it’s Super Duper major parties has passed. Tuesday when Democrat presidential candidates in 24 states face primaries, and Republican presidential So if you haven’t changed candidates in 21 states face primar- forget about voting... ies, including Delaware. The outcome of the elections watch the news at 11 for results. that day from Delaware to California The date to change your registration could very well determine the nominee for from Independent to one of the major parpresident from both political parties. In some states any registered voter, De- ties has passed. So if you haven’t changed your registration to a Democrat or Repubmocrat, Republican, or Independent may lican, forget about voting in the primary cross party lines and vote. next week. In Delaware Independents cannot vote. In Delaware there are six Presidential Democrats vote for Democrat candidates, candidates to vote for including Senators Republicans vote for Republican candiJoe Biden and Chris Dodd, who pulled out dates. I realize Independents in this state fume of the race after the Delaware cut off date too late to withdraw from the ballot. You saying they are denied their right to vote, may still vote for either of those two. but don’t hold your breath that this will The Republicans also have six Presichange in the near or far future. dential candidates on their ballot. Fred Politicians in this state are very protecThompson did not file his paperwork with tive of their party, and it’s much easier to the Commissioner of Elections. He has “control votes” if the vote is along party since pulled out of the race. lines. Their theory is if you want to play Those registered will vote at their norin their game, sign on please. Otherwise
mal voting place, the same place you voted in the last election. If you are not sure where that is, you may go to the Commissioner’s website, www/elections.delaware. gov. Click on WHERE DO I VOTE, Polling Place Locator, type in the information and your polling place will pop up or, Using your phone dial toll free, 1-886276-2353 and follow the instructions or, Phone the Sussex County Department of Elections at 856-5367 and ask for your polling location. You must have some form of identification: driver’s license, polling card, or a utility bill with your current address. If you do not show up with any identification, you will be asked to sign an affidavit stating you are who you say you are and live where you say you live. You must also show this information at school board elections. Why is this election important? Because you will be selecting the person you want to represent your political party when America votes Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008. There will be another important election date for Democrats and Republicans. This one is September 9. That’s the date of the Primary Election for candidates filed
Electrocution wouldn’t even stop Sunday dinner I have often written in my columns about the voracious apONY INDSOR petites that existed among me and my brothers. I was hanging upside It seems eating was to us like breathing is to most people. down with the fence As a young boy growing up in wire under my stomach, Somerset County, Md., I would find myself at my grandparent’s beating me like 25 house every Sunday, where the enpounds of bread dough. tire Windsor family gathered to graze like so many oxen in a field. It was a family ritual that started only that young’uns were “seen and not at about noon and lasted until sometimes heard,” but we were not even seen. as late as 10 or 11 at night. So, we would go outside and play My grandmother could be found trudgwhile food cooked and the grown ups ing around the small kitchen pulling the chatted inside my grandparent’s house. lids off of what now seems like several Sounds almost like a Norman Rockwell dozen pots and pans. painting, huh? Well, not necessarily. There would be a huge, oval shaped pot You see, there is nothing quite like the filled with greasy dumplings and potatoes concept of leaving upwards of 20 or more boiling in a neighboring pot. There was heathen young’uns running around in the chicken frying and biscuits baking, all tak- farm yard and neighboring fields like a ing place on top of, and inside of, a black bunch of epileptic goats. cast iron stove that was fueled by wood. What piece of meanness one could not As the Windsor daughter in-laws arthink of! rived, they would begin to help Grand And there were a dozen more to conMom and the kitchen soon looked like a sider what to do. Horses and cows prodCounty Fair Bake-Off. ded with corn stalks, chickens and ducks Young'uns were not allowed in the dodging rocks and dirt clods, there was no house while dinner was cooking. Actually end to the ornery antics of my brothers we were barely allowed in the house while and cousins and me. dinner was being served. There were plenty of ditches that we It was traditional for the Windsor could push one another into, and a bountigrownups to eat before any of us ful supply of steaming cow and horse mayoung’uns even saw a plate. So, you can nure piles that were perfect places to “acimagine the slim pickings that were availcidentally” trip an unsuspecting victim. able once we charged to the dinner table. I suppose I was as impish as any of my I think we were satisfied to suck on the other young Windsor counterparts and cerchicken neck bones and feet. But, that was tainly spent enough of my time trying to the way it was. In my youth it was not grab the fish out of my grandfather’s back-
yard concrete fish pond. So, I guess if any of us became victims of our own hellish behavior, there was no one to blame but ourselves. Such was the case when at the age of about five, while taunting my grandfather’s pony, “Papoose,” from the other side of the fence, I leaned too close to the electrically charged wire. I am not sure if you know what happens when you make contact with an electric farm fence, but I will describe the reaction. It is as if a great big hand suddenly out of nowhere grabs you extraordinarily, abruptly and holds you in place while a great big fist pounds you all over your body. It is a constant beating that lasts as long as you are attached to the fence wire. So, I was literally hanging upside down with the fence wire under my stomach, beating me like 25 pounds of bread dough. Luckily my older cousin, Kerry, saw my dilemma and ran for help. I could see from between my feet, the door to my grandparent’s house fling open and the Windsors scattered outside like roaches from a kitchen light. The power was cut off and my father pulled me off the wire. I think for the next couple of days I staggered instead of walked and it was a long time before my arms stopped flinching. It was a horrific experience. However, apparently not too horrific, because the Windsors all returned to their meal and left me outside to bide my time until I joined the other young’uns for dinner. So much for parental pity.
to run for office in Delaware. This year the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, Insurance Commissioner, a U.S. Senator, and U.S. Congressman are up for grabs. As of now a few primaries are brewing. More on this closer to the September Primary. The sad part of the Presidential Primary is a poor voter turnout. While poor third world countries stand in line for hours to vote, U.S. voters look at the election as another day and the poll workers grow cobwebs waiting for a dribble of voters to come in. The cost to taxpayers to run an election in Delaware: $750,000 whether you vote or not because the election departments have to prepare for 100% participation. That’s the law. So, do yourself and your kids a favor and take time to cast a vote on Tuesday, February 5. Polls are open from 7 a.m until 8 p.m. Your future (and theirs) hang on selecting the right person to govern in the highest and most important office in the land. Our young men and women have given their lives and are dying daily in combat to protect your right to vote and be free. They risk their lives every day. Please don’t let them down.
Keep safe Super Sunday
When the New York Giants and New England Patriots take to the field this weekend in search of Super Bowl glory, Checkpoint Strikeforce will take to Delaware roads in search of impaired drivers. Most people heard the “drive safe and sober” message last year as only three people were arrested for DUI on Super Bowl Sunday in 2007. Unfortunately, 51 people lost their lives in alcohol related fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2007, accounting for 43% of Delaware’s traffic deaths last year. The following police agencies will conduct DUI Saturation Patrols on Super Bowl Sunday: Clayton Police, Dover Police, Harrington Police, Laurel Police, Milford Police, Millsboro Police and Smyrna Police. To stay safe on the night of the big game, follow these tips: If you are hosting a Super Bowl party: • Make sure all of your guests have a designated sober driver before kickoff • Find unique ways to recognize the designated drivers at your party • Give them a great spot to watch the game • Let them have the first pass at the buffet table If you are attending a Super Bowl party or watching at a sports bar or restaurant: • Designate your sober driver before the party begins or Be a Hero. Be a Designated Driver. • Never let a friend leave your sight if you think they are about to drive while impaired. Remember, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
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Don’t let our fears rob us of important rights Final Word John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute wrote a column recently, entitled, “Are You a Homegrown Terrorist?” “At first glance, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 may not seem dangerous,” he writes, adding that the “danger is the legislation’s vague definitions of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism and the commission’s power to label individuals and groups as possible terrorists.” Whitehead notes that you don’t have to commit violence to be labeled a violent radical. “You just have to adopt or promote a belief system that differs with the government, which is easy enough in these times of economic instability, expansive government powers and endless wars. “Would abortion protesters or anti-war organizers be accused of using ‘force’ to ‘intimidate or coerce’ others? What about people who promote immigration views that are considered ‘extremist?’ “By Congress failing to define what an ‘extremist belief’ is, what would constitute ‘ideologically based violence’ or the use of ‘force,’ it could mean anyone who expresses a belief contrary to that held by the occupants of the White House,” he warns. In a free society, we will hear protests on our streets. These are not the real threats to our society. Our forefathers included the First Amendment to protect free speech. Some of our most important societal changes came about when inspired citizens took a cause to the streets to win public support and correct an injustice. We may not like all we hear in this marketplace of ideas, but I believe that noble causes will win the support of the majority. And isn’t it better for us to be aware of the thinking of those who are dissatisfied with the way government is being run than have them plot in back alleys? In our zeal to protect ourselves from real threats, let us be careful not to silence those who have the courage to stand up and speak out against injustices.
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he passed away last April one of the things he was buried with was a necktie with images of donkeys and former Democratic Presidents. Some of my earliest memories are of him talking about how Democrats care about the little man and Republicans want to starve old people and children. My father was and still is the political "black sheep" of his family. He mostly votes Republican, an unpardonable sin in the Ennis family. His mother and siblings are lifelong Democrats. What baffles me is that when they discuss the issues, my father and his family agree on nearly everything. We are, for the most part, Pro-Life, tax cutting, small government, conservatives. They just cannot bring themselves to stray from the talking points the media has implanted in their heads. The phrases, "Bush lied and kids died" and "George Bush wants old people to have to choose between medicine and food" come up often. Why is it so hard to just look at facts before you vote? If you believe that more
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government involvement (social security, the welfare state, repealing 2nd amendment, etc.) is a great idea, then you should be voting for liberals. If those things are appalling to you, you should be voting for conservatives. This is my question: Why are people so attached to a party affiliation? What has "the party" ever done for you? How is it possible for a man to abandon his principles outside the voting booth to stick with the party? Am I the only one who knows people like this? Laura Rogers Star Staff
Thoughts on the Business of Life The following was submitted by Melinda Tingle of Laurel, who comments that obviously “we have been here (as an economy) before!” The American dream, through never realizable for all, is owning one’s own home. That long-held dream has been a prime spark for our extraordinary economic growth. The present housing industry depression won’t last forever. Until lately, not only have high interest rates prevailed, but money at any rate has been unavailable for so many who hoped to build or buy. That put this greatest basic business in the dumps. Higher rates than the old 8 percent to 9 percent are probably here to
stay — but not at anything like the present double-digit depressant. In a couple of years, a booming market is more apt to be the problem than the present “no market.” — Malcolm Forbes (1983)
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Matt Denn, Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner and 2008 candidate for Lieutenant Governor, announces that he will file a campaign finance report showing just over $375,000 cash on hand – more than three times the amount of any previous Lieutenant Governor candidate 11 months ahead of the general election based on Department of Elections records. In 2007, the period covered by the report, Denn raised just over $200,000 in contributions from 518 individuals, businesses and groups. His campaign started 2007 with a balance of about $202,000 and spent about $26,000 during the year.
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