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News BENEFIT - Family, friends helping youth battling cancer. Page 2 BUSINESS - Seaford poultry industry welcomes Russian lift of ban. Page 3 CHARITY - Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament set for October 8. Page 3 DANCER - Area teen dances in memory of pop music icon Michael Jackson. Page 4 SCHOOLS - Newly elected school board member would like to see faith-based studies. Page 5 HEROES - Pete Lecates reflects on six decades of service to Delmar Fire Department. Page 8 PREVENTION - Increase in sexual assaults prompts police to issue list of precautions for women. Page 11 POLICE - A home invasion and the drowning of a child are reported. Page 12 LICENSING - New, more secure, driver license is offered by DMV. Page 13 MINISTRY - Love INC of Mid Delmarva will help the area needy. Page 21 BLADES - New officers are on the job in the town of Blades. Page 45

Sports ALL-STAR SCHEDULES - The District III Little League all-star tournaments kick off next week. See page 24 for the full schedules. RACING - The racing season is in full swing at one Sussex County race track. Page 28

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Seaford School District to hold Community Forums July 7 & 13

The Seaford School District will hold community forums in order to provide and receive information for reinventing Seaford High School. In the fall of 2011, Seaford High School will add a new program, New Tech Academy, which will be open for students in grades 9 and 10 for the first year and expand to other grades the following year. Teachers and administrators will be trained during the 20102011 school year for this new model. The forums will provide parents with information about the New Tech Academy and allow parents to discuss future academies and course offerings at Seaford Senior High School. Parents and community members who attend the forums will also have a chance to meet Seaford School District’s new director of Secondary Education, Dr. Shelley Holt and Mrs. Chantel Janiszewski, new principal

at Seaford Senior High School. Dr. Holt was born and raised in California. She, her husband and three children have moved across the country Holt and settled in Seaford. Dr. Holt received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley; teaching credentials from California State University, Hayward; master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, Sacramento, and her doctorate in urban educational leadership K-12, from the University

of Southern California. Mrs. Chantel Janiszewski, a Seaford resident, received her bachelor of science in biology from Salisbury University, master of science in biology educaJaniszewski tion and school leadership credentials from Delaware State University. The forums are scheduled for Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m., at St. John’s Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Sts., Seaford. The second forum is Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford. Child care and light refreshments will be provided.

Independence Day celebration this Saturday, July 3, in Laurel Laurel’s 16th annual Fourth of July celebration is this Saturday, July 3. It will begin with a prayer breakfast at the Georgia House restaurant starting at 7 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $12 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at town hall as well as at the Georgia House. Sponsor of the breakfast is the Laurel Ministerial Association. Laurel’s annual July 4 parade will start at 10 a.m. This year’s parade is sponsored by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. The theme is “Laurel Salutes America.”

The parade will follow the same route through the heart of downtown along Central Avenue. Also, along Central Avenue, from the Wilmington Trust bank north to the Shore Shop, food vendors will be set up to sell sustenance to the hungry and thirsty. Following the parade, entertainment will get under way in Market Square Park. People are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to the park for their comfort. The Old Time Gospel Singers will be the first to take the stage at noon. Willie Davie and Three Steps Away,

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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

Family, friends helping youth battling cancer By Lynn R. Parks

The last time that 9-year-old Wayne Bailey played soccer, he scored the winning goal for his team in the last few seconds of the game. “He was the hero of the game,” said coach Tom Jewell. Just a few days later, in early March, Wayne, of Salisbury, and his mother, Heather Bailey, learned that Wayne had neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that originates in the nerve cells and can travel throughout the body. Wayne has completed five rounds of chemotherapy and is facing surgery, bone marrow cleansing and two bone marrow transplants. He is being treated by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Heather Bailey said that Wayne’s surgery will be either this week or next week. “We don’t know how long he will be in the hospital, with everything that has to be done,” she said. “It may be Christmas before we get home.” Heather had to give up her job at Lighthouse Christian Childcare to take care of her son. While Wayne’s medical expenses are largely taken care of by insurance, Heather has household expenses that she has to pay as well as a 12-year-old daughter, Shania, and two stepchildren, Michael Mueller, 13, and Alexis Mueller, 12, to care for. To help her out, Wayne’s soccer team, the Steamers, is sponsoring a number of fundraisers. The team will hold a benefit crab feast Saturday, July 10, at the VFW home in Delmar, Md. At that time, the winner of a home crab feast that is being raffled off will be selected. “The team and Tom have been wonderful,” said Bailey. In addition to the crab feast and raffle, the team is selling plastic bracelets that read, “Pray for Wayne, play for Wayne” and have a picture of a soccer player on them. So far, nearly 500 bracelets have been sold. “Wayne is a great kid,” Jewell said. “I have been coaching the Steamers for five years and he has been on the team all five years. He can play all positions, from goal to forward and everything in between.” “He always has a smile on his face and is always in a good mood,” added Heather.



Tom Jewell with his son Tyler Jewell (left) and Wayne Bailey. Tom is organizing a crab feast benefit on Saturday, July 10, to help Wayne and his family.

“Everybody loves him. All the nurses at Hopkins fight over which one is going to get to take care of him.” Heather said that after Wayne was first diagnosed, he cautioned her against crying. “He told me, ‘Mommy, you’ve got to stop crying. If you cry, it makes me sad and I can’t fight. But if you don’t cry, I can fight and I can get better.’” Heather added that thinking about her son and the battle he faces still makes her cry. “I still have my breakdowns,” she said. “But now, I make sure not to have them in front of Wayne.” For your information A crab feast to benefit the family of 9-year-old Wayne Bailey will be Saturday, July 10, 1 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8276, Delmar, Md. Tickets are $30 and are available from Tom Jewell, 846-2525. Tickets for a raffle of a home crab dinner are also available from Jewell, for $5 or five for $20. Contributions to help the family can be mailed to the Steamers Soccer Club, P.O. Box 204, Delmar, DE 19940.

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Seaford poultry industry welcomes Russian lift of ban By Carol Kinsley

Sen. Tom Carper, D- Del., brought good news to Delmarva poultry growers on June 28 with the announcement made at Allen Family Foods’ headquarters in Seaford that Russia has agreed to resume imports of U.S. poultry. The decision was “a handshake deal,” Carper said, between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who visited Washington last week before heading for the G20 meeting. Ironically, the two “talked chicken” while lunching on cheeseburgers at Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Va. Carper explained that in January, the Russians decided they did not like the chlorinated wash used in processing poultry in this country. “They issued an edict: If chicken is washed in chlorine, you won’t sell it here. It has impacted the whole industry,” Carper said. Russia had been the best customer of U.S. poultry, he continued. According to USDA figures, Russia spent about $752 million on U.S. chicken in 2009. While U.S. consumers favor white meat, Russians prefer dark meat. Carper said he had only recently become aware of the ban. Trade representatives had been working on the issue, but didn’t get it worked out, he said. He and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., who is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and 23 other senators including Ted Kaufman, D-Del., sent a letter to President Obama asking him to include the poultry issue on the agenda of his meeting with Medvedev “to ensure that importation rules are based on science and consistent

with international standards.” The letter noted that since 1990 Russia had been importing poultry processed in chlorinated water to reduce pathogens and enhance food safety, and that it continues to import poultry from other suppliers, including Brazil, where the same process is used. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with the Secretary of Commerce to make sure Obama would address the problem. Carper said, “The Vice President had a wing it in, too,” referring to Delawarean Joe Biden. Carper thanked the industry for bringing the issue to his attention. “This is the way a democracy is supposed to work. When there’s a problem, bring it to the attention of the president, and he’ll do something about it.” Carper explained later that Obama found out what the Russians wanted in exchange — membership in the World Trade Organization — and the President told Medvedev he would help them gain access. Delaware Ag Secretary Ed Kee thanked Carper for his part in the effort. He added, the deal was also done “the Delaware way,” where “everybody can talk to everybody.” Kee noted Delaware is No. 8 in the United States in broiler production, but Sussex County is the No. 1 broiler producing county in the world. Poultry companies will be able to resume exports once their processing methods have changed to meet new requirements and paperwork is completed, according to James H. Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council.

Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament set for October 8 After raising $12,000 to support local charitable organizations in the third Bridgeville Charity Open, volunteer organizers have announced that the fourth annual benefit golf tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Orlan “Hoot” Brown will serve as this year’s tournament chairman. Proceeds will support the efforts of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This year’s tournament will again feature a format where more players will have a chance at winning a prize. We will continue to play a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Last year, almost 40 hole sponsors helped to support this tournament. This year, there are several levels of sponsorship. Hole sponsorships are $150. The Early Bird single-player registration fee

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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

Area teen dances in memory of pop music icon Michael Jackson By Tony E. Windsor

Friday, June 25, marked the one-year anniversary of the death of popular music icon Michael Jackson. Towns and cities throughout the world were the scene of impromptu memorials while radio and television stations scheduled tributes to the late artist. Over the weekend in Seaford the afternoon temperatures hovered well past the 90-degree mark. While people drove through town in their air conditioned vehicles and sought refuge at local beaches, 19-year-old Brendon Waller danced. In front of Seaford City Hall, Waller danced. In Gateway Park, he danced. As a matter of fact he danced all the way from his home in Blades to the four corners of the Front, Market and High street intersection. Why does Waller dance in the streets, even during the recent hot and humid temperatures? “I do it for Michael,” he said. It is Sunday afternoon and it is 95 degrees in downtown Seaford. Waller moves from the walk in front of City Hall to the paved interior of Gateway Park. As he crosses the busy intersection he pauses long enough to strike a quick Michael Jackson pose for the motorists who are waving and blowing their horns. Waller grew up in Blades and attended Seaford High School. As a young boy he was also one of the first members of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. While it would be difficult to consider spending much time walking the hot streets of Seaford without wiping the sweat from your brow, Waller seems oblivious to the weather. At the age of 5, Waller watched television and quickly fell in love with any entertainer who danced. He started mimicking the dancers on television, in particularly Michael Jackson in some of his many music videos. At age 11 he started imitating Jackson’s style and it became his dream to be a dancer. With ear buds in place and his I-pod blaring in his ear, Waller separates himself from the vehicle traffic and pedestrians. He simply dances to the beat of the music in his ears. Though he may be able to isolate himself from his busy surroundings, his surroundings are very much aware of Brendon. People stop to talk to him and

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a few of his suggestive dance moves. But, he defends the occasional hand below the waist. “That is how Michael danced,” he said. Ask him what his favorite Michael Jackson song is and Brendon will respond, “All of them.” But, ask him what Jackson song is his favorite to dance to and he quickly responds. “You Rock My World.”

At a time when the summer heat and humidity is the backdrop for troubling headlines like the sad state of the economy, war in Afghanistan and a seemingly never ending oil leak in the Gulf, perhaps the distraction provided by a dancing guy in Blades may be just what people need for a little relief.

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games during the celebration. A carnival, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, located in the field next to the Insurance Market opened Wednesday. The rides will be open Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2, from 6 until 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per person to ride all night. On the day of the festival, the rides will open at 10:30 a.m. and will run until about 10 p.m. Tickets will be $1 each, or 25 for $20. Brendon Waller, 19, danced around Seaford in honor of Michael Jackson who died one year ago on June 25.

people wave and sound their horns. “I like when the people smile and wave,” he said. “Some people say nice things, some people don’t. But, it is ok, because I love to dance.” Brendon has become somewhat of a local celebrity thanks to his street dancing. Someone even started a Facebook page in his honor. “That dancing kid in Blades,” quickly grew from about 750 members a little over a week ago, to its current slate of more than 1,150 members. There is even talk of Brendon being featured as part of the entertainment at the upcoming “Riverfest” event in Seaford in July. Brendon enjoys the notoriety and sees it as confirmation that people like to see him dance. “It feels good to dance,” he said. “My family likes for me to dance and I think the people around here like it too.” After seeing him dance, one female admirer gave him a silver, glitter glove like that worn by Michael Jackson. Brendon can be seen wearing it while he is dancing. While most of the attention Brendon receives because of his dancing is lighthearted and positive, sometimes he does get the occasional warning from police about

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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

Newly elected school board member would like to see faith-based studies By Lynn R. Parks

During the moment of silence to start the most recent meeting of the Seaford School Board, board member-elect Frank Parks did not remain silent. Instead, he recited a Christian prayer, the Lord’s Prayer. “I believe that one of the things that’s lacking in our district is prayer,” Parks said. “I was very nervous about doing it, and almost chickened out. But a couple of people were there to say it with me.” At the start of tonight’s meeting, before Parks is sworn in as the board’s newest member, he intends to do the same thing. And he doesn’t plan to stop after he is an official member of the board. “I will do this forever,” he said. “And not just at the school board, but whenever there’s a moment of silence. This is a personal decision I’ve made to try to give glory to God vocally.” He encourages others to join in with him. For Thursday’s meeting, “I’m hoping to get as many people to come out as possible,” he said. “I hope that people don’t think this is an act of defiance of authority,” Parks added. “This is an act of obedience to God.” The two people who joined in reciting the Lord’s Prayer with Parks at the June 14 meeting were Carla Tingle and her 19-year-old son Marcus Wright, both of Seaford.

“When Frank started, it just seemed natural to join in,” said Tingle, who was attending a school board meeting for the first time. “I really believe that if the Lord is involved in anything that we do, it will succeed.” Parks’ vision for the Seaford School District goes beyond a prayer to start school board meetings. He would also like to see the district offer an optional, faithbased course of study. “The classes wouldn’t be mandatory,” he said. “But there are a lot of people who would like their tax dollars to go toward faith-based education. There are a lot of people out there who want to see a change.” A focus on religion in the school district would “help us get right spiritually in our schools,” he said. Parks said that he would not insist that the religion courses all be Christian. The focus would be on God and on God’s grace. “For many of our students, there’s no one to let them know how powerful God is and what God can do in your life,” he said. “They don’t learn it in school and they aren’t learning it anyplace else. They need to see what God has done in our lives. “I’m not trying to force people into doing anything. I am just trying to put the

word out there how great life can be with God in it. I believe that that could really help a lot of people. I know what he has done in my life.” Parks credits God with saving him from a life of drug addiction. In a 2008 story in the Seaford Star, he said that a spiritual awakening when he was 18 kept him from suicide. “Every day, I see people who are searching for something and I tell them to look to God for help,” he said in that story. “I know that the more we pray, the more we talk about God, the better life gets.” Last week, Parks, who defeated board incumbent John Hanenfeld in May by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, said that he believes that his election to the school board has a purpose. “God put me in this position to effect this change,” he said. And he believes that the outcome of his efforts will point to whether he is doing what God intends. “If this is God’s will, the district will be blessed and the community will be blessed,” he said. “If what I am doing is not God’s will, my efforts will fail.” For your information The Seaford School Board will meet tonight, July 1, 7 p.m., in the board room at 390 N. Market St. Ext. (across from the high school). For details, call the district, 629-4587.


‘Conservative Cookout’ providing launch pad for public involvement

In a year when public sentiment for responsible government is growing, local activists are working hard to build grassroots support for the conservative cause. The Great Conservative Cookout at Sam Yoder’s Farm (89 Huntingtown Quarter Rd.) in Houston is being organized as a launch pad for the public to become involved in the 2010 election cycle. The free indoor/outdoor event will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 16, with a giant barbecue and family style entertainment for all ages. Patriotic country and bluegrass music will provide the backdrop for conservative speakers. Headlining the event will be Delaware State Senator Colin Bonini, former Governor, Congressman and Senator of Virginia George Allen and a representative from the national conservative organization Freedom Works. If you have any questions, comments or concerns contact the Delaware Conservative Coalition via email at DelawareConservativeCoalition@gmail. com.


MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

Sussex County realtors work on Laurel Habitat house By Lynn R. Parks

The temperature was in the high 80s, expected to hit 96 before the day was out. And in the blazing sun, on the asphalt parking lot of the Sussex County Association of Realtors office near Georgetown, it was even hotter. But that didn’t matter to the 75 real estate professionals who gathered in the parking lot last Wednesday to build the frame of a duplex that Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is constructing in Laurel. Habitat planned to move the frame to 6th Street in Laurel on Wednesday evening and a groundbreaking for the project was set for Saturday. “I am thrilled by the turnout and by the commitment of the realtors,” said Kevin Gilmore, executive director of Sussex County Habitat. “I thought that people would not show up because of the heat. But here they are.” Habitat for Humanity is an international organization whose mission it is to build simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. In its 19 years, the Sussex County chapter, which has six homes under construc-

tion, has built 51 houses. Two new homes, in Georgetown and Concord, will be dedicated this week. Sussex County Habitat homes house 74 adults and 123 children. During a break in the construction activity, Gilmore was presented with a $7,500 check from the Realtors’ association. The money will go toward construction of the Laurel duplex. Sue Bramhall, a real estate agent with Callaway, Farnell and Moore in Seaford and one of last week’s volunteers, said that it is a natural fit for real estate agents to help out with Habitat for Humanity. “It is our job to find houses for people and I think that helping with this kind of thing is the least we can do,” she said. Bramhall has helped with previous Habitat builds and is a part of the Sussex County Association of Realtors’ housing opportunities committee, which promotes construction of affordable housing and assists people who are facing foreclosure. The duplex, one of four duplexes that Habitat will build in Laurel, will be constructed by women volunteers. Kathy Goodman, a real estate agent with Remax by the Sea in Bethany Beach,

Ashlee Reed with the Debbie Reed Team of Remax Realty Group in Rehoboth Beach helps to build the frame of a duplex that will be constructed in Laurel by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

is chairwoman of the Women’s Build. She expects that the duplex will be complete in November. Goodman said that gathering groups of volunteer builders together to construct a house is a great way of bringing awareness to Habitat for Humanity and its projects. It is also a way for Habitat to succeed in

its mission because the more volunteers it has, the more cheaply it can build houses. “More volunteers means getting the project done sooner and keeping costs down,” Goodman said. To volunteer to help with the build in Laurel, visit or call the office at 855-1153.

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Pete Lecates reflects on six decades of service to Delmar Fire Department By James Diehl


ifelong Delmar resident Pete Lecates was in the fifth grade when his father took ill, forcing him to leave school so he could work on the family farm. It was a tough life along Delaware’s border with Maryland, but one that taught him how to give back to and respect his fellow man. He’s been supporting his hometown ever since, except for the six years he spent overseas fighting for the United States during the Second World War. “I was just taught growing up in the country that we should help other people whenever we could,” says Lecates, who joined the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department in the late 1940s after returning from the European Theater of Operations. “That’s just what we believed back then, that we should be helpful to others.” Ironically, Lecates’ six decades plus with his hometown fire department may never have occurred if not for the friendly nudges given to him by Howard Maddox, his boss with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Though not originally interested in joining the department, he eventually relented, joined and came to love the men and women who served the town of Delmar through their roles with the town’s fire department. “I’ve enjoyed it ever since I joined it, especially the people who belong to the fire department,” he says. “It’s very special to me, especially since I’ve belonged to it for so long. I’m still listed as a fireman now. I’ve never once thought about leaving.” When prodded about memorable fires over the more than 60 years since he joined the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, Lecates simply won’t talk about specifics, preferring to reply with a simple “they were all important to me, every one of them.” Also a member of the Moose Lodge, the VFW and the American Legion,

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If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ Lecates still participates today in fire department functions. If he’s able and it’s for the support of his beloved fire company, he does what he can to help out. It’s that feeling of camaraderie that makes living in Delmar and serving in its fire department so rewarding, says his daughter. “The Delmar Fire Company is like a family and they really take care of each other,” says Janice Hughes. “I was proud of him when I was growing up, and I still am today. We don’t label ourselves as anything special; it was just something he always did to help out the community.” Years before joining the ranks of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department, Lecates was serving his country as an artillery man in North Africa, Sicily and Italy during World War II. He spent 662 days on the front lines during his duty, participating in several invasions and battles against the forces of German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler. Part of the 36th field artillery during the war, Lecates later returned home and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, also spending many days and nights fighting fires with his buddies in the fire department. After just a few years, he worked his way up to serve as the chief engineer of the department. Now 93 years old, he’s spent countless days fighting blazes ranging from car fires to ones that destroyed homes and businesses.

Pete Lecates has lived his entire life in the town of Delmar, except for six years spent fighting the Nazis during World War II. He’s been a member of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department for more than six decades.

He doesn’t remember the first fire he fought decades ago, nor can he single out any one blaze. But he’s fought back hundreds of fires and saved many a property during the more than six decades he’s served as a member of the fire department. He says he never really has gotten scared. “You’re always in danger when you’re fighting a fire, but you don’t have time to get scared,” he says. “You just need to concentrate on the fire and try to put it out as quickly as you can.” Lecates’ three grandsons have all served with the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department through the years; that fact is a source of great pride for the distinguished war veteran turned lifetime volunteer firefighter. His long-time wife, Grace, also played a major role in the fire department,

through her role with the ladies auxiliary. “I just remember as a girl both dad and mom being involved with the fire company,” says Hughes. “When the fire whistle blew, dad always went if he was available and he even drove the ambulance because there weren’t any requirements like there are today. But mom was involved in the fire company for as many years as dad was, and I remember that too.” In today’s world of volunteer firefighting, having paramedic or emergency medical technician (EMT) training is an essential part of serving on an ambulance crew – but not in Lecates’ day. Years ago, if he responded to a fire whistle and there was no one around to drive the ambulance, he’d hop behind the wheel and take off toward the accident, or fire, or home of the person in need. Continued to page nine

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No increase in taxes and limited new spending Sussex County has a message for those watching each and every penny in this tight economy: keep your pennies. County property taxes will remain unchanged for yet another year. Sussex County Council, following a public hearing June 22, unanimously approved the $139.8 million budget for the 2011 fiscal year that begins July 1. Like the budget that ends with the fiscal year June 30, the newly adopted plan calls for no increase in taxes and limited new spending for the County during the next 12 months. The adopted budget keeps in place the County’s property tax rate of 44.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, making this the 21st consecutive budget in which the rate has remained the same. The average annual County tax bill for a single-family home remains at about $105. Some increases in sewer rates – for most $8 annually – will occur, though, as the County takes the first steps toward implementing a uniform service charge for the bulk of its 59,000 sewer customers. That annual charge, which now varies among the County’s 22 sewer districts, pays for operations and maintenance of the County’s sewer systems. The total budget, which comprises the general fund, water and sewer, and capital portions, is up from the 2010 budget by about $11.8 million, or 9.2 percent. Most of the increase, though, is due to capital projects aided by one-time federal ‘stimulus’ dollars. General fund revenues and expenditures, however, are expected to increase by a modest $600,000, or 1.3 percent. The federal ‘stimulus’ dollars give Sussex a boost in its emphasis on economic development in the coming fiscal year. The County will embark on more than $35 million in sewer construction projects in 2010-2011, thanks largely to those onetime dollars that have kept the projects on track. That sewer construction alone stands to employ nearly 100 people as of July 1.

Budget writers this year had to again be mindful of leveling revenues from the real estate transfer tax – the 3 percent levy attached to most property sales, and split between the State and the County or town, depending on where a property is located. In the current year’s budget, the estimated revenue from realty transfer was $12.7 million. For Fiscal 2011, Sussex County expects to collect the same amount in realty transfer tax, representing no change. “This budget reflects the continued efforts of County staff to provide services that are essential yet affordable,” County Administrator David B. Baker said. “The budget also makes economic development a continued priority for Sussex County with sewer and industrial park construction projects, as well as tax-exempt bonds through the ‘stimulus’ program for growing businesses in our county. This budget balances our needs and priorities with our means.” The adopted budget includes no layoffs or mandatory furloughs for employees that governments elsewhere have considered. Also, no reductions in salary or working hours will occur, and benefits such as dental and vision reimbursement, vacation, sick leave and holidays, as well as a zeroemployee-contribution pension plan, will remain intact. The new budget calls for limited spending in County government in the next year, with the general fund – the portion that pays for the day-to-day operations of County government – using no appropriated reserves. However, some items reduced last year are partially restored as expected revenues in 2010-2011 are forecast to increase. Those include grants to local fire companies, local law enforcement and the Sussex Conservation District, for example. “Once again, Sussex County government has shown the fiscal discipline and restraint necessary to balance the budget without raising taxes, laying off workers or reducing critical services,” Council President Vance C. Phillips said.

Lecates dedicates life to service Continued from page eight

“I just always knew that when I heard that fire whistle blow, someone needed help and I wanted to get to them as quickly as I could,” he says. “Every minute counts in a situation like that.” Lecates has fought fires in the middle of summer under the oppressive heat and humidity of the Delmarva Peninsula, and he’s fought fires in the milder temperatures of the spring and fall months. But some of his most vivid memories come from battling blazes while dealing with the tight grip Old Man Winter often puts on southern Delaware during the first quarter of each calendar year. “I remember on cold nights having to crawl underneath the canvas tarp that we kept over top of the hoses,” remembers

Lecates. “When you were riding on the back of the truck, it would get so cold that we had to get out of that wind if we could. So we’d crawl under that tarp and stay there until we got to the fire.” Pete Lecates has seen a lot in his nearly 100 years on Mother Earth. He’s fought Nazi soldiers, worked on the railroad, raised a family, raised crops on the farm and given countless hours to the fire department. One thing has remained constant through it all – the love he feels for his hometown of Delmar. “I’ve never lived anywhere else, except for when I was overseas during the war. It’s just a nice place to live,” he says with a slight grin. “I don’t ever want to leave.”

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Service center named for Adams Lawmakers and Gov. Jack Markell recently paid tribute to the late Senate President Pro Tem Thurman Adams Jr. on the anniversary of his death by naming the state service center in Georgetown in his honor. Members of Adams’ family who were on hand for the honor at Legislative Hall also announced the first award of an agricultural scholarship set up in Adams’ honor. Adams, a Bridgeville Democrat, who died of cancer last year at 80, had been the Senate’s longest-serving member. He was a champion of the service centers which consolidate the state’s human service offices in one convenient location. The bill renaming the service center cleared the Senate and House on unanimous votes and was signed by Markell, who said that Adams’ impact on the state was great. Lynn Kokjohn, one of Adams’ daugh-

ters said the family was touched by the action. “It’s tremendous for dad to have a building that meant so much to him – a state service center – named in his honor,” Kokjohn said. Kokjohn and Adams’ other daughter Polly Adams Mervine also announced that Andrew Bell, a Sussex Technical High School student, will be the first recipient of the Thurman Adams Jr. Agricultural Scholarship. Kokjohn said the student is hoping to return to Sussex County as a member of the Cooperative Extension Service and work with farmers after college. Mervine said that would have made Adams happy. “The ag industry was very important to our father,” she said. “I know that being able to support these students that are going to better the ag industry within Delaware is something our father would be thrilled with.”

Attorney General Beau Biden’s Consumer Protection Unit warns consumers about a wave of solicitation scams that have been reported in the Greenville area. Several individuals, described as teenagers to early 20-year-olds, have been going door-to-door, soliciting donations for their “sports team(s)” to attend various sporting events. Residents report that the solicitors have employed the following tactics in seeking monetary donations: • Making claims that they are sponsoring children at A.I. DuPont • Displaying checks written by local  residents made payable to M.F.A. (Marquis Fulfillment Agency LLC) – a known scam • Making claims to have lived in  Westover Hills for several years • Claiming that they will work for the  donation in an attempt to gain access to the home • Making statements such as “You  know my mother. The woman always walking in the neighborhood with brown hair.”

• Asking if residents will be home 4th  of July and inviting them to a neighborhood party “Unfortunately, a scam artist can be any age and can use youth to their advantage,” stated Timothy Mullaney, director of the Attorney General’s Fraud and Consumer Protection Division. Follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim of solicitation scams: • Never donate money to someone you  do not know or have not independently verified their identity and that the organization they are soliciting on behalf of is a legitimate not-for-profit. • Do not give out any of your personal  information to anyone. • Beware of callers requesting information about times that you will be away from home. If you believe that you or someone you know is a victim of this scam, contact your local police. English and Spanish-speaking individuals may also call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-220-5424 to file a complaint.

Did you know that thousands of wild horses still roam America’s western rangelands? Too many in fact, which is why the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) periodically offers these “Living Legends” to the general public for adoption. One such unique opportunity is coming to Harrington, on Saturday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan to come on Friday, July 16, from 2 to 7 p.m. and preview the mustangs, all in need of good homes. The adoption is on a first come, first served basis at a cost of $125 for animals less than three-years-old and $25 for animals three-years-old and over. In addition, you can take home a buddy animal for $25 when you adopt any animal at the full fee of $125. The event is free and open to the public. Wild horses that have been gentled have been trained to participate in western riding events, dressage and trail riding. They are noted for their endurance and intelligence and make great additions to your farm or ranch. With patience and per-

severance, so much is possible with your mustang as well as hours of recreation. Delaware has a number of equestrian trails in area parks such as Bellevue State Park and Lums Pond State Park, not to mention private stables located in Newark. “While the adoption process is simple and straightforward, anyone considering adopting a wild horse or burro should remember that the animals are wild and require gentling and training,” Palma said. Prospective adopters must have sturdy corrals that are 20’ x 20’ (or larger), at least 6 feet high for an adult horse and at least 5 feet high for burros and horses younger than 18 months, and have a shelter directly attached to the corral. Adopters must provide a stock-type, step up trailer (ramps or split two-horse type trailers are not allowed). The BLM staff will halter and load animals onto the adopters’ trailers. For more information on the application process, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS or visit to download an application.

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Delaware State Fair selects All-Star Youth The Delaware State Fair has chosen 10 outstanding youth to represent the First State in this year’s “All-Star Youth” program. The program was established by the Delaware State Fair to honor young people for their remarkable accomplishments in one of the following areas: volunteer service to the community; heroic deeds; exceptional scholastic achievement; or outstanding athletic accomplishment. Since its inception in 2001, the Fair has annually selected 10 deserving adolescents to be named as “All-Star Youth”  - one for each day of the Fair. Each selected child receives special recognition on one particular day of the Fair complete with a plaque, carnival ride tickets, a cash prize and a ride at the head of the

Fair’s nightly parade. This year’s 2010 All-Star Youth are: July 22 – Matthew Smith, Milton Elementary School July 23 – Ashley Conmore, Indian River High School July 24 – Italia Ashcraft, Newark High School July 25 – Krysta Pritchett, Sussex Technical High School July 26 – Khyrstyne Quigley, Sussex Technical High School July 27 – Philip Moore July 28 – Summer Stanley, Delaware Technical & Community College July 29 – Sara Peralta, Middletown High School July 30 – Miranda Meadows, Phillis Wheatley Middle School July 31 – Kaitlin Bergold, Holy Cross

Avoid health care reform fraud Attorney General Beau Biden warns Delawareans to be on the lookout for potential scams that claim to be part of the health care reform recently signed into law by President Obama. Scammers have attempted to prey on residents in other states by selling fake insurance products. Examples of fraud abound across the country. A woman in Illinois said she received a phone call offering insurance to protect against so-called “death panels,” which do not exist. Scammers in Alabama have tried to sell “government health care reform insurance” if customers provided sensitive information such as bank account numbers. Scammers are also claiming to sell the “last” spots on government health plans or plans that allowed customers to more quickly obtain Medicare drug rebates, which is not possible. Biden suggests the following: • Be skeptical of phone solicitations offering to sell health care plans involving the made-up term “Obamacare” • Check with the Delaware Department  of Insurance at 800-282-8611 or consum- to determine whether an insurance company is licensed with the state before making any purchase • Do not believe a caller who claims to  be selling the “final spots” on government insurance plans like Medicare or Medicaid. • Do not disclose personal data over the  phone to parties that may not be trustworthy. Seniors should be particularly cautious since most scams often target that demographic. If you suspect you have been contacted by a scam operation, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline at 800220-5424.

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Delaware second to comply with Adam Walsh Act Reflecting the significant steps Delaware has taken in recent years to strengthen the fight against criminals who prey on children, Attorney General Beau Biden has announced that Delaware has become just the second state in the country to achieve compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Act. The US Department of Justice recently determined that

Delaware has substantially implemented the provisions of the sex offender registration and notification provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The Act aligns sex offender registry standards across the states and asks states to place the burden of proof on convicted sex offenders. Under current federal rules,

Increase in sexual assaults prompts police to issue list of precautions for women Several recent incidents in Delaware have helped raise public awareness about sexual assaults committed by strangers, but one Delaware expert says the public should also be aware of the risks of sexual assault from people you know. “Many people may not be aware that the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances, boyfriends, family members, even husbands. These cases present a unique set of risks,” said Bayhealth Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Kim Ford, RN, BSN, CRN, SANE. Walking in clearly lit areas, going out in groups, and taking other basic precautions are important, but Ford notes there is an entirely new set of precautions that should be taken to reduce the likelihood of a sexual assault from an acquaintance or somebody that you know. “The largest risk factor by far is the use of alcohol or other drugs. These substances greatly impair your judgment and increase the possibility that you may be placed in a situation where a sexual assault may occur,” said Ford. As a forensic nurse examiner, Ford encounters many sexual assault cases where the victim knows her attacker and drugs or alcohol are a factor. While avert-

ing drugs and alcohol would be the most obvious precaution, other safeguards should be kept in mind during a “night out on the town.” If you’re in a bar, never leave your drink unattended. If you have to go to the restroom, take your drink with you, or allow a trusted friend to watch over it. Never accept a drink from someone unless you’ve “seen” where the drink was made. Go out in groups, come back in groups. If you go out with a group of girlfriends, come back with the same group. Many sexual assault cases originate when a woman leaves the bar or nightclub with a person she has just met or doesn’t know well. Stay aware of how much you’ve been drinking and what you’ve been drinking. If you’re accustomed to drinking beer, your body won’t be ready for sudden shots of hard liquor. Most of all, sexual assault victims should report the crime to police. Many victims fail to report assaults committed by domestic partners, spouses or family members due to fear, embarrassment or financial dependence on the abuser. To find out more about sexual assault prevention, or to schedule a guest speaker for your organization, call 744-7094.

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Police Journal Home robbery in Seaford

Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred on Thursday, June 24. The incident occurred at a residence on Dillards Road in Seaford at approximately 1:50 a.m., when the victim, a 21-year-old male, answered a knock on his door. After opening the door, two male subjects both armed with handguns forced their way into the home. The males then ordered the victim to the floor and demanded money. After being told by the victim that he did not have any money, one of the suspects threatened to shoot the victim. The suspects then removed money from the victim’s pocket and struck the victim in the forehead and fled the residence. The victim suffered a minor injury to his forehead. The first suspect is described as a black male, age 25, dark complexion, bald, armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt. The second suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, wearing a dark skull cap, black shirt and armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. If anyone has any information in reference to this robbery, they are asked to contact State Police Troop 5 at 337-1090 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

boy and the bike took off headed right for Carpenter Bridge Road. The bike struck a 1995 Plymouth Neon traveling along Carpenter Bridge Road. The 5-year-old, who was thrown from the bike, was not wearing a helmet and sustained head and leg injuries. He was airlifted from the scene to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The Neon was driven by John H. Davis III, 25, of Smyrna, who was driving on a suspended license. He was cited with driving while suspended and was not injured in the collision. James Edge was arrested and charged with first degree reckless endangering and endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $3,500 unsecured and Edge was released from custody.

Suspect arrested in robbery

Delaware State Police report an apparent drowning of a two-year-old girl that occurred on Tuesday, June 29, at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Lake Side Drive, Laurel. Troopers were called to the Relax Inn located on US 13 outside Laurel Tuesday evening for the report of a missing twoyear-old girl. A family that had been displaced from the Carvel Garden Apartments was staying at the motel for the evening. The mother and father had fallen asleep when the five-year-old brother and his two-year-old sister managed to unlock the motel room door. The girl wandered out of the room and was later noticed missing by the parents. State police and Laurel Police began to search the area. The little girl was found in an in-ground pool located in the 100 block of Lake Side Drive. Emergency medical personnel preformed CPR on the child and transported her to Nanticoke Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The investigation is on going.

On June 25, Troop 3 detectives arrested Janice Brown, 24, of Harrington, for the robbery of a pizza delivery driver on June 8 on Argos Choice Road in Harrington. The delivery driver was confronted by two suspects in Halloween attire when he knocked on the door of the house that appeared to be vacant. The victim was ordered to the ground while the suspects (one had a gun) removed his money and then tied him with coax cable. It is alleged that Brown made the call to a local pizza shop and prompted a delivery person to respond to the Harrington address where the robbery took place. Brown was formally charged with first degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, conspiracy and unlawful imprisonment. She was released on $29,000 unsecured bond. Two additional suspects have been identified - Damarius Turnage, 22, of Harrington, and Charles Barlow, 22, of Harrington. They are wanted for the same charges as Brown. Detectives believe the three conspired together. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Turnage or Barlow is asked to call Troop 3 at 697-4455. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

Charges filed when child is hurt

Police seek rape suspect

Two-year-old drowning victim

On Friday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m., troopers were called to an address along the 6000 block of Carpenter Bridge Road in Frederica, in reference to a motorbike crash with injury. James R. Edge, 46, of Frederica, was in the yard when he was showing his friend’s son, a 5-year-old boy, how to ride a 70cc dirt bike. It has been alleged that Edge had been drinking alcohol and was impaired while he was explaining to the little boy how to ride the bike. The boy had the throttle wide open while Edge was holding up the back of the bike as the back wheel was spinning. Edge let go, the back wheel came down and the

Delaware State Police are investigating the report of a rape of a 19-yearold Mehnton, Pa. woman. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 19, at an unknown location in Rehoboth. The victim advised detectives that she had Murat Demirbozan is by police for been on the Board- wanted questioning in a rape. walk with friends during the evening of June 19 when she

became involved in a confrontation with other females. The victim advised that she walked away from that confrontation and the only thing that she could remember from that point on was waking up the next morning at a home in an unknown location in Rehoboth Beach, with part of her clothing missing. The victim advised detectives that a male subject was also in the residence and provided her with a ride back to Ocean City, Md. She then returned home to Pennsylvania and responded to the Reading Pennsylvania Hospital where evidence of a sexual assault was collected. It was then that the victim contacted the Delaware State Police. Through further investigation, detectives were able to locate the residence where the rape occurred (Wolf Neck Road) and named Murat Demirbozan, 34, of that address as a suspect. Detectives obtained a warrant for Demirbozan charging him with first degree rape. At this time Demirbozan has not been apprehended. He is described as a white male, 5’, 185 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes. He drives a black 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. Detectives are asking anyone who may know of Demirbozan’s whereabouts to call Detective Kelly Wells or Sgt. Brian Conlon at Delaware State Police Troop 4 at 856-5850.

Red Cross helps family

Two volunteers with the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula responded to an apartment fire on Tull Drive in Seaford. Volunteers assisted one adult and two children by providing a safe place to stay, food, clothing, infant supplies, a storage container and a recovery guild. No pets were involved and no one was injured.

Teen sought in shooting

On Friday, June 25, troopers were called to Milford Memorial Hospital for the report of a male subject who came in suffering from several gunshot wounds. The case was turned over to detectives. The investigation revealed the suspect, Taquen Owens, 16, of Unity Lane in Greenwood, and his father, a 38-year-old male, were engaged in a verbal argument outside the family’s home over a dispute involving the suspect’s girlfriend. At the conclusion of this initial argument, Taquen left. A short time later, the suspect returned. As he walked up, he told a female who was present to go into the house. Taquen and his father then engaged in another argument. It has been alleged that Taquen pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot his father several times striking him in the head and stomach. Taquen then fled the scene. The victim was ultimately flown to Christiana Hospital, from Milford, and was last listed in stable condition. Taquen Owens is wanted for attempted murder and related weapons offenses. Anyone who may know of his

whereabouts is asked to contact Troop 3 investigators at 302-697-2105, ext. 306. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Shots fired in Seaford

On Sunday, June 27, at 2:35 a.m., Troop 5 uniform patrol officers responded to an address along the 11000 block of Hastings Farm Road. The homeowner, a 39-year-old female, stated that while she was asleep on the couch she heard several gunshots. She immediately called 911 and officers responded. The investigation revealed that an unknown suspect(s) fired an unknown caliber weapon at the residence striking it six times. The front door of the home was struck four times and the siding between two front windows was struck twice. The victim’s two daughters, ages 17 and 19, were also in the home at the time of the shooting. There is no suspect information at this time and a motive has not been identified. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Troop 5 at 337-8253 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

‘June Bug’ initiative ends

The number of violations have increased during the last week of the underage drinking enforcement initiative that focuses on reducing underage alcohol consumption by those celebrating high school graduation and beach week (often called “June Bugs”). Police officers from Dewey Beach PD, Rehoboth PD, and Troop 7 have cited an additional 26 minors for a variety of underage drinking offenses for a total of 42 violations for the two week period. Underage consumption violations increased this week to 12 compared to six last week, seven minors were cited for underage possession of alcohol, that is almost four times as many as last week, and another seven were cited for other underage arrests. Enforcement activities are a component of the Office of Highway Safety’s “Under 21. Think. Don’t Drink” campaign which began in late April. The State’s Division of Alcohol Tobacco Enforcement will continue these efforts during the last two weeks of June in an effort to keep minors safe. OHS will continue the “Under 21. Think. Don’t Drink.” Campaign into the fall with the launch of a video contest. For more information, visit

Aggressive driving update

Delaware police officers have cited an additional 332 individuals for speeding during week three of the three month long Stop Aggressive Driving Campaign being coordinated by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS). The enforcement activities, which began June 2 and continued through the end of June, will resume again for the peak crash months of August and September. Continued to page 13

MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010


New, more secure, driver license is offered by DMV By Ronald MacArthur

The new, more secure, state driver license may not be mandatory, but state transportation officials say if you are planning to do any domestic travel starting in 2014 it will be required. The new driver license will be offered by the state starting July 1. Delaware is among the first states to comply with a recommendation of the 9-11 Commission to develop federal identification standards for states to follow when issuing licenses and identification cards. Obtaining the new secure driver license is optional, but Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials said as of Dec. 1, 2014, it will be required to travel on airplanes, trains and boats within the United States and to enter federal facilities. Passports will remain valid as identification and will still be required for international travel. Although a secure license and passport appears to be duplication, the new license is a cheaper and less time consuming alternative for people who do not have or want to obtain passports, said DelDOT spokesman Mike Williams. To get a new license, source documents will be required to prove identity, lawful status, date of birth and a Social Security number. These are documents already required by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when a person obtains a license, said Scott Vien, chief of driver services. He referred to the process as a reverification of the documents. “You will just have to do it one more time,” he said. Built in security features make the new license virtually impossible to duplicate, said Jen Cohan, DMV director. Protection of drivers’ personal information is the highest priority, she added. All documentation is electronically verified. Cohan said there is no need for residents to rush in and get the new license; motorists can wait until their licenses expire if the date doesn’t go beyond Dec. 1,

The new secure driver license will have a little different look with more built-in security features and a gold star in the top left corner.

2014. The DMV will change its license renewal and issuance process to accommodate the new license. Photographs will be taken at the start of the process, not the end; new security features will be added to cards to make them harder to duplicate; facial recognition software will allow DMV employees to verify customers; and cards will be produced and issued from a securecard production room not available to the public. Thanks to a $1.1 million Federal Highway Administration grant, DelDOT has been able to retrofit DMV offices and upgrade computers and software at all four locations. Each office now has a bulletproof secured room where licenses are printed out. Nondrivers will be issued an ID card and go through the same process. Those who choose not to provide the required documentation will be issued a regular driver license with the phrase “not for federal identification” printed in the upper margin of the card. Myths and facts Identification: Three forms of identification to prove U.S. citizenship or legal presence in the U.S. are required. Examples include Social Security Card; U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport; and

DelDOT Secretary Carolann Wicks obtains a secure driver license during a demonstration Wednesday, June 16, for the press and DelDOT officials. The process includes state-of-the art computer upgrades including facial recognition software. Photos by Ronald MacArthur

two pieces of nonpersonal mail sent to your home address within the past 60 days. Those with foreign passports will also need other immigration documentation such as an employment authorization card. Cost: The cost for a new secure license/ ID card will remain $25. The validation of documentation process will take place once. An option: The new license/ID card is optional, but it will be required for all domestic travel and entrance to federal buildings Dec. 1, 2014. Not a national ID card: It’s not a national identification card. The federal government is not granted access to DMV data. Privacy of personal information maintained by the DMV is protected by

Police Journal

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Police officers also cited 11 drivers for disregarding a traffic control signal, 11 for improper lane changes, and 2 for failing to yield right of way. These violations in addition to speed are the top causes of aggressive driving related fatal crashes in Delaware. Three drivers were cited for violating Delaware’s aggressive driving law which requires an officer to see you committing three or more traffic violations in a single incident such as the ones mentioned above. Aggressive driving citations come with 6 points on your licenses and fines between $100 and $300. This brings the total number of people cited for speeding in Delaware during the first three weeks of the campaign to 774 and a total of seven drivers have been cited for violations of the aggressive driving law. Officers on patrol also made six drug arrests, and arrested five wanted persons.

Aggressive driving behaviors are responsible for 38% of the state’s 42 fatal traffic crashes. Find out if you’d qualify as an aggressive driver by taking OHS’s online Driver Personality Survey at www. For more information about the Stop Aggressive Driving campaign and OHS’s other safety initiatives, visit

OHS Strikeforce DUI Campaign

As another 4th of July holiday weekend looms, thousands of drivers and their families will take to the roads. Yet for some, the weekend means another holiday spent without a loved one who was killed in a crash involving an impaired driver. Last year 48 (or 41%) of the 118 traffic deaths in Delaware last year were alcohol related. Of those killed, nearly 70% were drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This year, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety hopes to prevent other families from having to receive that gut wrenching late night knock at the door by launching its 9th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. Checkpoint Strikeforce is a regional sobriety checkpoint campaign aimed at arresting DUI offenders, and using high visibility enforcement to deter those who would otherwise choose to drink and drive. The campaign, a six month long effort, coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, involves setting up weekly DUI checkpoints statewide. Twenty five police agencies are participating. Eighty-four sobriety checkpoints and 188 patrols are scheduled statewide during the initiative. Three checkpoints and 6 patrols are scheduled for the July 4th weekend: Following are the local special efforts:

law. No chips: Radio frequency identification chips are not put on the Delaware card. Passports still needed: The license/ ID card does not replace a U.S. passport, which is still needed for international travel. Lost cards: Lost Social Security cards can be replaced two ways. Go online to and fill out the form or go to the Georgetown office at 20105 Office Circle in the Georgetown Professional Park. There is no cost to replace a lost card. New cards are issued in person at a Social Security office. Go to for more information.

Friday July 2 Blades (Blades PD)- patrol Laurel (Laurel PD)- patrol Those convicted of a first time DUI offense in Delaware can expect to lose their driver’s license for up to three months, attend an 8-week DUI treatment class and pay nearly 4-thousand dollars in court, treatment, DMV, and lawyer’s fees. Eleven of this year’s 45 traffic deaths (24%) have been alcohol-related. At this time last year there were 49 fatalities and 22% involved alcohol. Checkpoint Strikeforce is the 3nd initiative under OHS’s 120 Days of Summer HEAT campaign, a summertime crackdown on traffic violators. For more information on Checkpoint Strikeforce visit and follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at

MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010


Community Bulletin Board Raffle benefits SPCA

Eat at IHOP to help the library

Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

Foundation Golf Tournament

The 7th Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a community fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit the Trinity Foundation’s 2010 areas of charitable focus which include community development, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. To sponsor the event or play with a team of four for $100, visit or email

The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special “Bethany Beach Getaway” raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo’s Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure.The Delaware SPCA is a private non-profit organization that does not receive state or county funding and is not a state run facility. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478. The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and

Zumba for kids and seniors

A professional dancer and Zumba instructor will be coming to teach Atomic Zumba for kids and Aqua Zumba for seniors this summer. This program is free to participants who live at or below the poverty level. There is a small administrative fee for adults who sign up. For more information, call Paul Dorey at 628-3789.

SHS 20 year reunion

Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. Checks must be mailed to:

Thursday, July 1 - SPCA Volunteer Orientation, Georgetown SPCA Shelter, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-6361. Friday, July 9 (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, July 10 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - SPCA @ Nanticoke Riverfest, Seaford. For more information, call 629-9173. Saturday, July 17 - SPCA Talk-Traveling with Pets, Tall Pines Campground, Lewes. For more information, call 6840300.

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Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10



adds a 1950’s flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America’s first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest. com or call 629-9173.

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MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

Western Sussex Farmers’ Market

Western Sussex Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. noon), from July 3 through Aug. 28. The Market will be located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational, fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook. For more information, call 629-2686 or email

Seaford Library

• Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library.” Read for prizes and attend programs. For more information, call 6292524 or visit • Dive in and explore the world of water with this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash @ Your Library.” Sign up at the Seaford Library through Friday, July 23. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 27. • On Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Rehoboth Summer Children’s theater will present “Robin Hood,” as part of the library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • On Wednesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m., the Children’s Summer Reading Program presents, “I Can Be Safe and Play In Water,” an interactive lesson about the importance of being safe in the water. This program will be presented by the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The Teen Summer Reading Program presents, “Live Monopoly” on Thursday, July 15, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib. • The Children’s Summer Reading Program presents, “Movie Monday” on July 19 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The Children’s Summer Reading Program presents, “Hook a Book” with Rob Wescott on Tuesday, July 20, at 1:30 p.m. Come see water magic and book magic. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The Delaware Nature’s Society is coming to the Seaford library on Wednesday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. to present a program all about water as part of the Children’s Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The Teen Summer Reading Program presents “Text Race 2010” with Tony Varrato on Thursday, July 22, at 4 p.m. This is a speed texting competition. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit

SPCA at Riverfest

The SPCA in Georgetown will be at the Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford, on Friday, July 9, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 629-9173.

Hymn Sing at Concord UMC

A Hymn Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford.

The public is invited to hear the music of Jack Andrews and The Sounds of Joy. The church is located at 25322 Church Road. All are welcome. For more information, call 628-8114.

Camp Invention is July 12-16

The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants’ innate creativity to solve real-world challenges. To learn more about the program, visit or call 800968-4332.

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival

The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 13-14, at Nutter Park, Collins Ave., Seaford. There will be two extraordinary days of cultural entertainment, Afrocentric displays, ethnic food vendors, a parade, AFRAM pageant, health clinic, job fair and children’s events. For more information, visit or call 628-1908.

Cafe moves to Legion

The Morning Cafe is moving from the VFW to the American Legion Post 6 beginning Monday, July 5. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. at Nanticoke Post 6’s Log Cabin on Front Street in Seaford.

Friday, July 9, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife@ the Library, an after-hours, teens-only program with games, movies and pizza Monday, July 12, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club with refreshments Tuesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, July 14, 2 p.m. - Mike Rose, Magician Thursday, July 15, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, July 19, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club with refreshments Tuesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wedneday, July 21, 2 p.m. - Movie@ the Library - “The Lightning Thief,” rated PG Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Friday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife@ the Library, an after-hours, teens-only program with games, movies and pizza Monday, July 26, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club, with refreshments Tuesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool StoryTime Wednesday, July 28, 2 p.m. - Michael Forestieri presents Pirate Sails and Mermaid Tales Thursday, July 29, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, Aug. 2, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club, with refreshments Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. - Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theater at the Library Thursday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. - Kids Create

Club, grades K-6 Friday, Aug. 6, 7-9 p.m. - Limo Ride Drawing for the Teen Summer Reading Program Saturday, Aug. 7 – All day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Last day to add books to your Reading Logs for the Children’s Summer Reading Program Wednesday, Aug. 11 - 2 p.m. - End of the Summer Reading Program Party, with performances by our Acting Club, plus refreshments.

Historical Society summer events

Saturday, July 3 - Visit our table along Central Avenue near the bridge. Say “hi” and grab a free bottle of ice cold water. Volumes I and II of the Cemetery Books are available for $35 each, 19th Century History of Laurel is $45. Sundays through October - Open House at the Cook House, 1-4 p.m. Free. Come browse through life from an easier time. Tuesday, Aug. 24 - Basket Bingo with free delicious desserts.

Two events for kids

The Delmar Public Library and the “Make a Splash at Your Library” Summer Reading Program will host two events in

Annual Basket-n-Bags Bingo to Benefit Dave Akers “Kicks for Kids” Non-profit Organization in memory of 9 Year Old, Joshua Dickerson, an Eagles fan!!

Student artwork display

Laurel Public Library is exhibiting artwork completed this year by students attending Laurel Intermediate/Middle School. Demonstrating the young artists’ skill in two dimensional media, this colorful show is on display on the stairway and second floor of the library throughout the summer.

All You Can Eat Beef & Beer

Sponsored by Laurel Fire Department and Auxiliary, Saturday, July 17, 6 to 9 p.m. Menu includes beef & beer, fried chicken, corn on cob, coleslaw, baked beans and more with a DJ until 11 p.m. Tickets $20 per person or $35 couple. 50/50 drawing, silent auction and door prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets available at the door.

Laurel Library summer programs

The Laurel Public Library will hold the following programs this summer. Thursday, July 1, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, July 5 – Library closed Tuesday, July 6 - 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, July 7 - 2 p.m. - Comedienne Rick Waterhouse presents “Sam Learns about Water” Thursday, July 8, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6

Saturday, July 17 Open 5 pm - Starts 6:30 pm

Delmar VFW, State St., Delmar, MD Cost $20 in advance - $25 at door

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Call in advance to save your spot and be included in a special drawing.

David Akers Kicks for Kids is a charity organization that provides assistance to the children and families being cared for at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. David’s desire to give back to the community, as well as to help young people and families in need, motivated him to establish the David Akers’ Kicks for Kids organization in the fall of 2001.

For more information and/or tickets contact Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184, Pam Price at 302-249-2546, Sandy Dickerson at 302-846-9761 or Nancy at 443-235-4463.

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PAGE 16 July, which are free and open to the public. On Thursday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m., see Tom Sieling, a singer and songwriter from New York, as he performs “Take a Tromp through the Swamp and a Break by the Lake.” On Thursday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., see “Puppets Talking Science,” which features two short puppet plays, one about a Galapagos Island tortoise and the other about frogs and camouflage. This event is sponsored by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

Crab feast

A crab feast to benefit the family of 9-year-old Wayne Bailey will be Saturday, July 10, 1 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8276, Delmar, Md. Wayne has neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that travels throughout the body. He has already gone five rounds of chemo and is facing surgery, bone marrow cleansing and two bone marrow transplants. Tickets are $30 and are available from Tom Jewell, 846-2525. Tickets for a raffle of a home crab dinner are also available from Jewell, for $5 or five for $20. Contributions to help the family can be mailed to the Steamers Soccer Club, P.O. Box 204, Delmar, DE 19940.

Summer events at the library

The Bridgeville Library announces its summer schedule of events. Join Ms. Kathy for Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. This is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits. Family Nights are held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are anticipated. Movie Mania continues through the summer with Bring Your Own Lunch Movie Classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; this is for ages 8-15. Summer Saturday Matinees will run until Aug. 14, from 2-4 p.m. A complete movie list is available at the library. Make a Splash-READ Summer Reading Programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Join us for a summer full of reading, crafts, fun and entertainment. A complete schedule is available at the library. The Teen Reading Program is on the first and third Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. All programs are free and open to the public. The new library is located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For sign ups and more information, call the library at 337-7401.

MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Framed print fundraiser

The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood has acquired a framed, signed photograph by Kevin Fleming of the famous Greenwood Chicken BBQ which is for sale via sealed bids. The photograph, which features two Greenwood Volunteer firefighters cooking BBQ chicken halves, can be viewed in Discover Bank in Greenwood. Only sealed bids will be considered. Bids should be mailed to: President Durene Jones, Greenwood Memorial VFWL Auxiliary, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. The highest bidder will be revealed at the Chicken BBQ in Greenwood, on Aug. 6. A certified check or cash only will be accepted in payment for this memorable piece of regional artwork. For more information, contact Sec. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Kiss a Goat fundraiser

Cast your vote in the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial Post 7478 of Greenwood’s summer fundraiser, “Kiss a Goat.” The contest will be held now through Greenwood’s “Night Out” event on Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Governor’s Avenue. Contestants include Town Council members, Mayor Willard Russell and Council members Brenda Tallent, Donald Donovan, Willie Pierce and Alan Pongratz, along with Chief of Police Mark Anderson. The one whose container collects the most money will “Kiss the Goat” at the end of Greenwood’s “Night Out.” Containers for voting with donations will be available at three local businesses: Yoder’s Country Store on East Market Street in Greenwood, L&M Insurance Agency on the Greenwood Town Plaza and Some-Like-It-Hot/Greenwood Build-

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ing Supply on the corner of Route 13 South and Greenwood Road. Voting will be tabulated regularly and continue at Post 7478 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10. Votes may also be mailed. Checks should be made payable to: VFWL Aux. Post 7478 and mailed to: Pres. Durene Jones, Ladies Auxiliary Post 7478, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. The public is invited to attend “Night Out” in Greenwood and support this fundraiser for our veterans. For more information, call Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Greenwood CHEER events

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, is hosting the following events and trips: Artwork Exhibit - Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The exhibit includes oil paintings, quilts and photography. There will be free table space for those who want to exhibit, but you must call the center to register at 349-5237. Christmas In July Auction - Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. - There will be a variety of items for sale. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over age 60. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Independence Day Celebration - Friday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman along with games with prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Join the celebration and show your patriotism wearing red, white and blue. For more information, call the center at 3495237. Motor Coach Trip - See “Psalms of David” at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $80 per person for members or $90 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Register of Wills program - Tuesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. - This information program, presented by the Register of Wills office with Greg Fuller at the center, will help you learn the duties of the Register of Wills Office and the laws regarding probate plus have your questions answered. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Summer Fiesta Dinner - A Summer


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Seaford AARP trips

Oct. 25-29- Smoky Mts. Tenn.-Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch & a show from a Blast From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mountains, looking for black bear and that evening have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches. Restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595.00 per person, doubles. Single - $725.00. For more information, contact Rose at 302-629-7180.

Living Waters Theater trip

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see “Psalms of David” at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $80 per person for member or $90 non-member and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasboard dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

WPS Fall Trip

Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22, 2010. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary

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Fiesta Dinner will be held at the center on Wednesday, July 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 nonmembers. There will be musical entertainment by Bruce Willey followed by piñata fun. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

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MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010 Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For additional information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Laurel Senior Center Trips

The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.

Trip to Louisville

AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, “My Old Kentucky Home” Place, Heaven’s Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.


Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations, are welcome.

USPS monthly meeting

United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Eastern Shore

AFRAM Festival Reunion

Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or

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USCG Auxiliary

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Weekly ‘Feline Rescue’ session

Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on “Feline Rescue Resources” at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions.

It’s been 40 years since the Wicomico Senior High class of 1970 walked across the stage to receive diplomas and they plan to celebrate the weekend of Sept. 17-18. If you have not yet heard from a class member, call Ron Nelson at 410-430-9523 or email Ann Wilmer at If you know anyone from the class of 1970 who no longer lives in the area and may not have heard about the reunion, let them know about the reunion or give organizers a call with contact information. For more information, call Ann Wilmer at 410-341-0120.

Submit Bulletin Board items by noon Thursday, at least one week before. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email to

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Morning Star Publications will publish a schedule of events with advertising space for sponsors in the Thursday, August 5th issue of the Seaford/Laurel Star. Call 302-629-9788 or email for more information or to reserve your space.

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MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

Church Bulletins Free soup and sandwiches

New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727.

Old Christ Church’s schedule

Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet the first Sunday of each month for the summer at 10 a.m. Services will be held on July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional “Blessing of Animals” will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email and

St. Luke’s newsletter

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church offers its newsletter, “Luke’s Letter” online and also via email. The newsletter is published approximately once a month and is available online at www.stlukesseaford. org. Join our email list by sending a request to St. Luke’s services are Sunday, Holy

Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the rector.

Special events at Mt. Calvary

Cannon and Robins Family Day - Sunday, July 4. Guest preacher is the Rev. Ronnierre Robinson of St. Paul AME Church, Harrington. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. For more information, call 629-6481.

Fourth of July Prayer Breakfast

The Laurel Ministerial Association will host the Prayer Breakfast for the Fourth of July festivities. The breakfast will be at the Georgia House Restaurant in Laurel on Saturday, July 3, at 7 a.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Laurel Town Hall, the Georgia House and some churches. Join us as we pray for our nation on this wonderful day of independence.

Creation Station Bible School

Trinity UMC in Laurel, near Trap Pond, announces its annual Vacation Bible School, “Creation Station,” July 1923, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. During the week, we will explore all the wonderful things God has created. Each night features a guest speaker who will teach about the world we live in. A NASA scientist will speak about

space, Native American storytellers will talk about God’s creation of human beings, the Salisbury Zoo will bring animals, and more. The week will also include crafts, music and snacks. To register, call 875-4741. VBS is open to all children ages 3-12. Come and joins us for a week of fun!

Take My Hand Benefit Concert

A Benefit Concert for Take My Hand Ministry and its program, the Mary & Martha Tea Room, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Seaford Wesleyan Church, “The Ark,” on Rt. 13 south, Seaford. The Southern Gospel Concert will feature Jerry and Jeannie Jones, Thom and Deb Slaughter, Amanda Jones and Will Reynolds. Take My Hand Ministry primarily works with women and low income families and is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status. The ministry is supported solely by freewill donations. The public is invited to attend this special evening of gospel music and worship. For more information, call Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220 or Jeannie Jones, concert organizer, at 228-4813.

Gospel Concert at Shiloh Church

Join us for a night of gospel music and fellowship at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Shiloh Community Church, Shiloh Church Road, Laurel. Gospel music will

be presented The Ole Time Gospel Singers and Frank Silva. Light refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 339-3341.

Jerry Jones goes back to Branson

Gospel recording artist Jerry Jones will make a return trip to Branson, Mo., on July 11, to share his music at “God and Country Theatre.” This will be his third singing appearance in Branson since the start of his Gospel Music Ministry in 2003, Jerry Jones Ministries. He will share the stage with “Grand Ole Oprey’s “Pretty Miss Norma Jean,” who was also a regular on the “Porter Wagner Show.” Jones and his wife Jeannie travel the country sharing their music and testimony wherever they are asked to go. They are a full-time Gospel Music Ministry, having sold their home and property in Seaford two years ago to “go on the road” in their 37 foot motor home, in order to serve their Lord to the best of their ability. Jerry has been privileged to sing in Nashville, Tenn., Branson, Mo., Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida and many other states. His songs are being released by RhonBob Productions, and Radioactive Airplay, and are played all over the world. Two of his original songs have become number one songs on “The Gospel Review” chart, New York, N.Y., “Read the Word” in 2007 and “Barstools and Church Pews” in 2009. He has written

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873

A church you can relate to

1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

(302) 875-3644

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Centenary UMC


200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.

The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory, call


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



22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 (Nursery & Jr. Church)

Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Service 7:00 p.m.

Know, Grow, Show & Go in our Walk with Jesus Christ

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 Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.

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.

Delmar Wesleyan Church

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM

MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010 and recorded 24 Gospel songs. When in their hometown of Seaford, Jerry sings for nursing facilities, local churches and senior centers, and helps promote and sing for many benefit concerts. Jeannie Jones, Jerry’s wife, who is coordinator for their ministry, has initiated a separate ministry, “Fellowship of Christian Artists,” to promote Jones and help their fellow Gospel artists with their ministries. Visit for more information.

Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church

Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednes-


day evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together. Each month features a different Biblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games. A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration is free. No drop-offs. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Weekly Bible Study

A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.


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

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery


Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes



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

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

302-629-8434 • 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 Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”


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

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



11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13



315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - Sunday

Wednesday Evening

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service

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 • 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. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED


SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

United Methodist Church

St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.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

743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor

2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

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


9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)


Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140

A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.



Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church

26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE

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. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis


Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!

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Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Traditional Service. .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)



MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

Obituaries Norma L. Banks, 72

Norma Lee Banks of Laurel, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born in Dover, a daughter of the late Otis Perry Carmean and Eleanor Phillips of Laurel. Norma was currently working for Walmart in Salisbury, Md. Up until her death, she had a deep love for fishing and crabbing. She was an avid bowler, and was known for scoring a 220 at the age of 72. In her youth she attended St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving son, Jerry Banks of Laurel; her devoted and loving granddaughter, Staci Lee Banks of Georgetown; and Staci’s mother, Evelyn Willey of Georgetown. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Banks, who passed away in 1992. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 24, at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. The Rev. Johnny Marvel officiated. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Cora E. Elliott Hill, 79

Cora Edith Elliott Hill of Laurel, died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford. Born in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Eva Bunting and Alfred Lee Elliott. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Nazarene Laurel and the Laurel Senior Center. She is survived by three sons, Sherman H. Hill Jr. and wife Phyllis, Richard W. Hill and wife Cindy, and Terry A. Hill and wife Micki, all of Laurel; three daughters, Joyce A. Ward and husband Danny of Laurel, Sandra L. James and husband Mike of Leesburg, Ga., and Deborah J. Hill and companion Harley Willin of Laurel; and three sisters, Kathleen Smith of Millsboro, Alma Jane Joseph of Milford and Patricia E. Elliott of Seaford. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Sherman H. Hill III, Randy Lee Hill, Eddie James, Daryl C. James, Katie M. Spencer, Lacy Eichenburger, Dwayne A. Crockett, and Lynsey R. Ellsworth; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman H. Hill Sr. in 1999, and two brothers, Harvey Lee Elliott and Harold Lee Elliott. Services were held on Sunday, June 27, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Oak Grove.

Thomas V. Scott, 79

Thomas Vincent Scott went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Laurel. Tom was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Lau-

rel, to the late G. Thomas and Olive M. Scott. After graduating from Laurel High School in 1948 and attending the University of Delaware, he later proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran from 1951-1955. Mr. Scott married Irene J. Wilkins on April 16, 1955. He was employed by Diamond State Telephone Company for 29 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Laurel and the American Legion Post #19 of Laurel, Telephone Pioneers and Tall Cedars. Tom is survived by his wife, Irene; a son, T. Allan Scott and wife Claudia; a daughter, Jo Ann Scott Collins and husband Bruce; three grandchildren, Julie, Jason and Jim Collins, all of Laurel; a sister, Jennie Scott Wharton and brotherin-law, Trent of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Sandra P. Scott of Millsboro; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George W. Scott; and nephew, George W. Scott Jr. A funeral service was held on Monday, June 28 at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Brother Joe Roszin and Pastor Ed Wilkins officiated. Interment with military honors followed in Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Scott’s name to: Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or St. Paul’s Untied Methodist Church, 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, DE 19956.

Mildred E. Whaley, 77

Mildred E. Whaley of Laurel, passed away at her home on Monday, June 21, 2010. She was born near Georgetown, a daughter of the late Oliver and Violet Shockley. Mildred had previously worked for the E.I. DuPont Company in Seaford. She also helped care for the family chicken farm. Cherished family memories include her love of cooking, making blankets for

friends and family, and baking. Mildred was always willing to help a neighbor. She will be dearly missed by many. Mrs. Whaley is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Roland “Tator” Whaley of Laurel; a son, Keith Whaley; daughters, Teresa Whaley and Deena Dorey; brother-in-law, James E. “Punch” Whaley and wife Joyce of Laurel; grandchildren, Sybrina Hearn, Matt Whaley, Courtney Dorey, Morgan Dorey and Chase Dorey; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Hearn and Tegan Leigh. The funeral was held in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro, on Friday, June 25. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Whaley’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

Helen Whaley, 91

Helen Whaley of Laurel, passed away in Harrington at the home of her nephew on Thursday, June 24, 2010. She was born near Laurel, a daughter of the late Hayward and Ethel Pollitt. Helen had worked at several shirt factories in the area, but enjoyed being a homemaker to her late husband, Clifford Whaley. She was a member of the Laurel Senior Center and the Laurel Fire Department Ladies Auxillary. Mrs. Whaley is survived by her caring and loving nephews, Bob Bloodsworth and wife Gerrz of Harrington and Ron Bloodsworth and wife Nancy of Newark; great nieces, Jessica Bloodsworth, Theresa Bloodsworth and Michele Bloodsworth; a great nephew, Scott Bloodsworth; and a great-great nephew, Keavy Rhodes. She is also survived by several cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter Pollitt and Frances Pollitt; and a sister, Doris Bloodsworth. A funeral service was held at Han-

Shirley G. MacArthur 1931-2007

Sadly missed by family and friends. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13. It’s been three years this July 4th since you left us for a better place. Although there isn’t a day that goes by we don’t miss you, we take comfort in the fact we are still surrounded by your love. Mac, Ronnie, Mary Jane, Beth, Eric, Colby, Jenna and Peanut

nigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Tuesday, June 29. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. Contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to the Laurel Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St., Laurel, DE 19956 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Death Notices June M. Johnson, 70

June Marie Johnson of Laurel, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel on Friday, June 25. Interment was in Portsville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Ruth E. Waller, 91

Ruth E. Waller of Georgetown, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown. Graveside services were held at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel, on Thursday, June 24. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010


Love INC of Mid Delmarva will help the area needy By The Rev. Constance Hastings St. John’s United Methodist Church

They were homeless, living in their car, a grandmother, mother and a five-yearold child handicapped with a severe brain disorder. They had been to A. I. Dupont Children’s Hospital, which had given them shelter while the little boy received treatments. But it would not last the winter, and the January nights were cold. They showed up at St. John’s United Methodist Church when a pastor near the hospital referred them for assistance. It soon became clear that shelters which accommodate women and children did not want this small family. Handicapped children are a big liability, and they were soon turned out if they were accepted at all. The church was able to buy occasional nights in cheap motels, gave them food and warmth in fellowship dinners, and offered many prayers, but it took weeks before a place was found that could be paid with the assistance they received. The first nights in this small, ground floor apartment were spent on the floor until bedding was made available. Slowly, the help came in. Love INC (In the Name of Christ) seeks to help churches in their efforts to help the poor so that by working together needs can be met in a more effective and efficient manner. Had Love INC been in operation when this family needed help, the situation may not have become so critical. However, after nearly eight years of meeting and planning, Love INC of Mid Delmarva will be opening in the Seaford area on July 5. The mission of Love INC is to mobilize the church to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. The strategy

is to form a network of churches, all Christian, that, in a cooperative effort, provides effective help for the disadvantaged as it links church volunteers to people in need. The national program requires that at least six different denominations participate in this ministry clearinghouse. According to Brandy Parks, executive director, Seaford churches which have signed on to the ministry of Love INC are Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Christ Lutheran Church, Clarence Street Church of God, Concord United Methodist, Gethsemane United Methodist, Grace Baptist, Mt. Olivet United Methodist, Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Seaford Presbyterian and St. John’s United Methodist. With these churches and their volunteers as their basis of aid, Love INC will also refer to social agencies with resources of service as necessary. Yet, the uniqueness about this ministry is Love INC seeks not to fill a single need, however critical, but also desires to minister to the whole person and the myriad causes of poverty. The operation works by pastors and church personnel referring persons to Love INC. The person, not the church, will call the office during its office hours on Monday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. or Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Intake volunteers will conduct a 45 minute interview over the phone to access and verify need. The location of the Love INC office is not disclosed because it does not operate as a walk-in clinic. Generally, assistance will not be immediate because of the time element in verification. Yet, in this process, Parks points out that while a person may be calling for food assistance, the in-take will determine what other needs the person or family may have. By

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Mid Delmarva opens to serve the needy July 5. Standing are executive director Brandy Parks with board members Margaret Nixon, Rev. Tom Gross, spiritual director Rev. Constance Hastings, Gary Watson and Chris Dukes.

connecting the churches’ faith and love with the needy, more than physical help is rendered. The spiritual connection brings hope. But the needy are not the only ones benefited by this ministry. Love INC mobilizes human and program resources to supplement community agency efforts. Yet, just as important, congregations have a means of better assessing the issues of poverty and can create new opportunities to reach out. When pastors can lead their flocks to become the hands and feet of Christ, practical discipleship grows the faith and spiritual connectedness of a church. The family with the severely handicapped child over the last few years has found a home at St. John’s United Meth-

odist Church. As the congregation had given to them, they in turn became a part of the church in regular worship and Bible study. Looking back, the help they needed took too long and was too much for even a relatively large church to fill. Still, the love that has been exchanged is a bold witness of Christian service to the world. It is as I Corinthians 13:8 proclaims, “Love never fails.” Churches and ministries wanting more information or to connect with Love INC may call 629-7050 to speak with Parks about how they can support the Body of Christ in this service to the poor. As a nonprofit organization, donations are accepted, and information as to how to become a part of its board of directors will also be made available.

ers, be a good neighbor and let others know what you are using and when you are using it. • Time of day, temperature, moisture  conditions and wind conditions should also be considered if noted on the label. For example, windy conditions increase pesticide drift. Some times of day may be more advantageous to protecting beneficial insects such as honeybees and butterflies. • Spilled pesticide should be cleaned up  immediately according to the directions on the label. Once the application is finished, it is time to clean-up and take care of any unused portion of the product. • If you decide to store leftover material, secure it in a cool dry place where children and pets cannot find it. • Never store it in food or drink containers. • Do not remove it from its original  container, which has that all important label. • Do not store pesticides near wells. • Buying only the needed amount will  greatly reduce any disposal problems. • Don’t throw leftovers in your household garbage. Dispose of leftover pesticide and pesticide containers according to the instructions on the label and local and state laws.

• If you have any questions regarding  disposal, contact the DDA Pesticides section at 800-282-8685 (DE only) or 302698-4500. • The Delaware Solid Waste Authority  has hazardous waste collection days each year during which residents can dispose of waste pesticide and pesticide containers. For more information on the dates and times, call the Delaware Solid Waste Authority at 800-404-7080 or check the website, • Thoroughly clean the equipment used  – hose, sprayer, wand, etc., to prevent future problems that might result from residual product. • Shower and shampoo thoroughly after  using pesticides. • Wash contaminated clothing separately from the family laundry. Pesticides are important, useful tools when used properly. They can be easily purchased in many businesses such as garden shops, supermarkets and department stores. They are safe to use as long as you read the label and follow the instructions. If you think this is too much trouble, the best advice is to either not use pesticides or to call a professional, licensed pest control company.

Follow these safety tips when using home pesticides this year Summer is here! Our thoughts are turning to lawn care, gardening and unfortunately vexing pests both inside and outside. Many of us will turn to pesticides as tools for getting lawns and gardens in shape and managing pests. Most of us are amateurs when it comes to the chemistry involved in pesticides. Following are some tips that can be used by individuals to safely control these pests. • The first step is to be sure that a pesticide is needed, i.e., identify the problem and determine if a pesticide is the only solution. • To solve the problem, the pest in  question has to be identified. If the pest is unknown, check with a reliable dealer, county extension offices, the DDA Plant Industries Section, libraries, etc. Then, and only then, should a pesticide even be considered. • If a pesticide is needed, purchase a  product that is specifically for the identified pest. To determine which pesticide fits the problem, read product labels – there is no such thing as “One product controls all.” • The product label has a wealth of  information – usage guidelines and safety precautions – and should be read over and over and over again. Read it before you

buy it. Read it before you use it. Read it before you store it. Read it before you dispose of it. • Buy and use only the amount needed. Pesticides do not store well. This is one situation where more is definitely not better. You do not need to buy in bulk because you really do not want to store pesticides in your garage or your home for the next year.

Usage precautions • Keep children and pets away from the  area during and right after the application of the product. The label will explain how long to wait before it is safe for them to return to the area. • If mixing or dilution of the product  is required, safe handling methods will be outlined on the label. Follow them. For example, wear gloves if the label says to; wear eye protection if the label says to, etc. This information is there for your protection. • Open the container in a well-ventilated area or outdoors. • Never eat, drink or smoke while using  pesticides. • When treating food plants and gardens, observe the time-to-harvest waiting period on the label. • If you live in close proximity to oth-


MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

Fill your Independence Day festivities with blueberries When someone is characterized as being “anti” just about oretta norr everything, it usually isn’t a good sign. But with the blueberry, being “anti” is what it does best – to wit, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, antidisease and anti-infection. July is National Blueberry Month - a well-deserved honor for this fruit with roots dating from our earliest history. The blossoms of each berry form the shape of a perfect five-pointed star. Native ¼ cup ketchup Americans believed that these “star ber3 tablespoons Dijon mustard ries” were sent by the Great Spirit to re¼ cup orange juice lieve their children’s hunger during times ¼ cup molasses of famine. They allowed nothing of the ½ teaspoon dried thyme or ¾ teaspoon plant to go to waste, using the leaves and fresh, crushed roots for medicine. Legend has it that they ¼ teaspoon dried sage, crushed gave blueberries to the pilgrims, helping 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, them survive their first harsh winter. preferably wild So, the mighty-mite blueberry is a Fine sea salt disease fighting All-American and a most Freshly ground black pepper fitting guest to invite to your Fourth of July celebration. Here are some delicious Melt the butter in a large skillet over ideas from Linda Dannenberg’s book, medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté “True Blueberry.” for 3 to 4 minutes, until the shallots are soft and translucent, but not browned. Savory Blueberry Steak Sauce Sprinkle in the flour, stir to blend, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture Dannenberg recommends using this begins to bubble. tasty steak sauce, with its sweet and sour Add the vinegar, ketchup, mustard, ornotes, on New York strips and Porterhouse cuts. The sauce may be refrigerated ange juice, molasses, thyme and sage, and stir to combine. Add the blueberries and in a sealed container for up to 4 days and stir to combine. reheated before serving. Raise the heat to medium-high and Serves 6 to 8 bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a sim3 tablespoons unsalted butter or marmer and cook, stirring often, for about 15 garine minutes, until the mixture is thickened 2 small or 1 medium shallot, finely and glossy. Season with salt and pepper chopped to taste. Cool, then transfer the mixture to 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour the bowl of a food processor or blender ¼ cup sherry vinegar

and puree 30 to 40 seconds, until very smooth. Serve warm in a sauceboat.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, and the Department of Agriculture have issued water advisories for Delaware state and municipal lakes and ponds to alert the public to the presence of blue-green algae, now being seen on local ponds, and its possible harmful effects on people and animals. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are naturally occurring microscopic organisms that increase in density or “bloom” under certain environmental conditions, most commonly, an oversupply of nutrients, such as lawn chemicals and human and animals wastes, combined with warm water temperatures. Blue-green algal blooms occur annually throughout Delaware on ponds and lakes of all sizes and some tidal freshwaters. They begin forming during summer and can continue through early autumn. Blooms can form dense mats that appear most often as thick green, white or reddish-brown scum on the surface of the water that may be mistaken for a paint

contact can include rashes, hives and blisters, especially on lips and under swimsuits. Less frequent reactions reported nationally in individuals who have inhaled or swallowed water containing high concentrations of blue-green algae include, from inhalation: runny eyes and nose, sore throat, asthma-like symptoms or allergic reactions. If swallowed, reactions could include: diarrhea and vomiting, liver toxicity, kidney toxicity and neurotoxicity. If illness due to blue-green algae exposure is suspected, contact a physician. Animals, both pets and livestock, may have the same adverse reactions as humans and should be washed after contact with the water. If illness is suspected, call a veterinarian and report possible contact with blue-green algae. In Delaware, as elsewhere, dense bluegreen algae blooms also contribute to lowered levels of dissolved oxygen, which can lead to fish kills. For more information including a fact sheet and Frequently Asked Questions, visit water advisories for blue green algae on DNREC’s website.



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Juicy Blue-Burger Makes 4 burgers 1/2 cup freeze-dried blueberries (preferred to fresh because they have less water content) 1 pound ground beef (preferably Black Angus chuck) 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese, optional, for cheeseburgers Start to finish time: less than 30 minutes. Place the blueberries in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until powdered. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries with the beef, salt and several turns of the pepper mill. With your hands or a wooden spoon, mix and knead the beef until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Form into 4 burgers. Pan-fry or grill according to your taste. (If you’re making cheeseburgers, add the cheese about 2 minutes before the end of the cook time.) Place the burgers on buns and serve with ketchup or chili sauce. Blueberry Corn Muffins Makes 12 muffins 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus some for greasing the muffin tins 1 large egg

1 cup fresh blueberries Preheat the oven to 400. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Add the cornmeal and two-thirds of the sugar and whisk well. In another bowl, combine the milk, butter and egg. Beat to blend. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir, with a wooden spoon, just until mixture is moistened. Gently fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin tins; sprinkle tops with remaining sugar. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 20 to 24 minutes, until muffins are golden. Gently loosen muffins around sides with a knife, and serve warm. Easy Blueberry Jam Makes 2 pints 1 11-1/2 –ounce can frozen white grape juice concentrate 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

In a large saucepan, combine the grape juice concentrate, lemon zest and berries and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently to prevent the berries from sticking or burning, until the mixture gels, about 25 minutes. To test the consistency of the mixture, place a tablespoon of it in a small cup and cool to room temperature. Lightly touch the mixture to see if it has a jellied consistency. If it is still too liquidy, cook for about 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside for 1 hour. Ladle the mixture into 2 sterilized pint jars, cover and refrigerate. You can store the jam for about 1 month.

Water advisories issued for blue-green algae Laurel Auction spill. The blooms or dense mats can cover entire areas of a pond or only certain portions such as along the shoreline or in isolated coves. When the algal blooms die and decay, the water can have a foul odor. Certain strains of blue-green algae can produce toxins and the incidence of this occurrence is unpredictable. Although there have been no reported cases of human or animal illness in Delaware associated with exposure to blue-green algae, an inter-agency team developed educational water advisories as a common-sense, precautionary measure for the public. In addition, water advisory signs were posted at selected state and municipal lakes and ponds throughout the state. Recreational activities that may inadvertently result in swallowing or inhaling droplets of water from blue-green algae blooms or areas of scum should be avoided. The best precaution is to avoid contact or exposure to blooms or scum. If contact is unavoidable or accidental, wash thoroughly. Health effects to humans from skin

Market to open

The Laurel Auction Market, located at the corner of routes 9 and 13 in Laurel, will be opening back up on Thursday, July 8, at 9 a.m. Auctions run Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 or 11 a.m. This is the 70th year the Laurel Auction Market has been in operation; it was opened in 1940. The Laurel Auction Market is doing something new to attract more small gardeners and farmers. At the end of every sale, small boxes of produce will be auctioned off. Small fruits and vegetables will be available, such as blackberries, peppers and lima beans. As always, fruits and vegetables can still be bought and sold in bulk. It’s possible to find any fruit or vegetable from A to Z at the Laurel Auction Market, including cantaloupes, watermelons, sugar babies, tomatoes, apples, zucchinis, cucumbers and squash.

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This home has it all! Very spacious, great location, granite countertops in kitchen, sun/Florida room have tile flooring and wicker furniture can stay. Lovely landscaping w/exterior landscape lighting. $249,900 Call Michelle Mayer 302-249-7791.

Great Neighborhood!! Great Price!! 3 BR,1 1/2 Bath Rancher, Close to town but no town taxes. $159,900 Call Dianne Reece 302-745-1151.

Come live at a premier Golf Course, 55+ community that offers indoor pool, gym & tennis. Enjoy the club house for dinning & bar w/ activities or retreat to your 2592sq. ft. home w/large master & dream chefs kitchen, island, SS appliances & dbl oven. Could be 4th br. Hardwood throughout living space. $329,900 Call Brenda Rambo.

Exceptionally well maintained estate sale. Many built in shelfs. Pecan cabinet doors. Clean as a whistle. Shade trees, rear patio w/ large backyard. Carport with concrete driveway, sidewalks. Pleasant neighborhood. Est. mortgage pmt $840 monthly. $149,500 Call John Williamson 302-542-0289.

Beautiful country setting for this well maintained rancher. 30x48 pole shed almost completed. Many recent updates including new water conditioner, new well, new HWH, 2-year old range & microwave, new dryer. Recently remodeled bath. Shed w/elec. Beautiful open beam sunroom w/ skylights. $197,000 Call Wanda Rash 302-542-8024.

4 BR, 2 BA stately Colonial with fireplace, sunroom, and pantry. The outside has full fencing, large covered front porch, replacement windows, patio and garage/office. Metal roof.. $149,900 Call Wanda Rash 302-542-8024.

Very well maintained 4-year-old home w/a great floorplan in prestigeous Baywood has a lovely private wooded lot. Fabulous community amenities. A Great price for a great way of life! $174,900 Call Wanda Rash 302-542-8024.


Appealing! Very nice kitchen, new windows, extra lg screened porch w/ carpet, hardwood flrs thru-out, wood insert in fireplace, blacktop driveway, double fencing, landscaped, solidly built by leading contractor. Great residential area with low traffic. New roof in 2010. $179,900 Call John Williamson 302-542-0289.

4 Bedroom, 4 Full Baths, clean as a whistle, new hardwood and carpet. This home has many possibilites. Expanded family or in-law suite. Lovely manicured irrigated lot. Priced to sell. $264,900 Call Dana Caplan 302-249-5169.


Waterfront living at it’s best! Custom, Custom, Custom is the only way to describe this unique property. Flemish bond brick, oversized moldings. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Large dock with bulkhead boardwalk. Incredible water views in private setting. Less then 2 miles from hospital. $825,000 Call Ed Higgins.

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Stunning Contemporary Ranch in lovely development west of Seaford. Only 1 year old, conditioned crawl space. 9” ceilings, bamboo hdw. floors, walk-up attic w/ possible 3BR, 1BA & rec. rm. Great kitchen, screened in porch & patio for entertaining. $399,900 Call Brenda Rambo 302-236-2660.

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Roomy open floor plan. 3BR, 2BA home on large corner lot. Woodburning fireplace, all appliances included. Huge community pool, walking trails, gated community. (Estate Sale) Seller will pay 2 months ground rent for new buyer. $47,950 Call Dana Caplan.


Plenty of room & in-town corner lot. 4BR, 2.5 BA with large rooms and open floor plan. Woodburning in stone fireplace. Location, Location, Location! Priced to sell! $175,000 Call Ed Higgins 302841-0283.

One of a kind 3BR, 2.5 BA custom home on 3.127 acres. Magnificent floor plan w/ custom kitchen, granite countertops, Wainescoating, arched high ceilings thruout home. In ground pool w/outdoor fireplace & cabana. 32x60 workshop. $475,000 Call Ed Higgins 302-841-0283.

Property has been renovated inside & out. New appliances, on corner lot just outside city limits. Blacktop Driveway. $154,900 Call Barbara Smith 302-745-6489.

Ready to move in! Security and fire alert system, irrigation system, unfinished second floor. $197,000 Call Barbara Smith 302-7456489 .

Beautiful 3BR, 2BA with 2-car detached garage. Large deck, large master bedroom with walkin closets and doorway to rear deck. Large yard. Fireplace. Located near Bethel. Central a/c. Hot tub negotiable. $249,900 Call Lee Marland.

Older Doublewide on perm. foundation, 3br 2ba, fixer-upper. Great for investor or starter home. $60,000 Call Scott Venables 302-559-2333.

One of a kind townhome on Records Pond. Vaulted ceilings, open 2nd floor overlooking pond. Encl. 11.7x12 three season porch, master BR and LR w/waterfront views. New heating system. Must see to appreciate! $189,900 Call Scott Venables 302-559-2333.

Waterfront Investment! Bring all offers! Must sell! Home needs major repairs, looking for cash buyer for quick settlement. Offers dock, fenced in back yard. Porch full length of house. Lots of character. Fish in your own back yard. Being sold “AS IS” No Warranties. $113,000 Call Dan Bell.

Beautiful building lot. Former Christmas tree farm. Hollys and pines. Build your dream home today. One of a kind corner lot. Approved for gravity septic system. Restricted to modulars & stick built homes. $79,900 Call Dan Bell 302-841-9750.

Please bring offers! 3/4 acre lot with 2BR, 1BA home. 2 enclosed porches. Home ready to move in. Estate sale being sold “as-is”. Home is located on Rural country road yet close to everything! $95,000 Call Patti Haney 302462-0710.

Sparkles like new!! This 2900 sq. ft home on a corner lot in an attractive upscale golf community w/ all the extras!! Entrance hall with ceramic tile floor, hardwood flooring, crown molding, recessed lighting through out, tray ceiling in dining room, & granite counter tops are just a few extras. $357,888 Call Patti Haney 302-462-0710.

Income producing. Awesome! Two years young--looks perfect. Loaded w/cabinets, counter space. Two porches plus patio, fam. rm used as office. Solar or elec. hot water, greenhouse, 87 orchard trees. Shop, sidewalks, stone drive, & more. $289,900 Call John Williamson 302-542-0289.

Great 2 Bedroom house with large master suite. 2-car detached garage. New upgrades every where. New flooring, new door w/ new windows. Come put your finishing touches on your new home! All on 1 acre of land out of town. $180,000 Call Patti Haney 302462-0710.


Nice home in Beautiful Hill & Dale, Double Lot 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 2 Car Attached & 2 Car Detached Garage, Inground Pool, Screened Pool House & Deck.. $269,000 Call Lee Marland.


Nice two bedroom brick home in Devonshire Woods. Fenced back yard, large deck, fireplace, 1 car attached garage. $155,000 Call Patti Haney 302-462-0710.

East of RT. 1, and still affordable! This property has lots of traffic passing by and many different possibilites. Space! Yard! Easy acess to Lewes on new road just across from property. Close to new shops. It’s coming--Don’t miss it. Call Patti Haney!

This is a must see! Hardwood in living rm & kitchen/dining area, vaulted ceiling living om, Florida rm w/ heat & wood ceiling, top of the line lighting, office, workroom in garage, fenced back yard plus fishpond & hot tub! $209,000 Call Patti Haney 302-462-0710.


  MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

Delaware District III all-star schedules

PEE WEE BASEBALL- Above, the Nationals’ Isaah Jenkins gets his bat under the ball for a fly ball and hit in the NLL PeeWee game against the Texas Roadhouse Rangers. Below, Gage Wheatley hit a home run for the Nationals in the last game of the regular season at Nanticoke Little League’s Pee Wee boys’ baseball game. Photos by Lynn Schofer

The following are the Delaware District III Little League all-star baseball and softball schedules (subject to change): Baseball- 9-10- 7/7- Nanticoke vs. Milton, 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/8- Laurel vs. Millsboro, 6 p.m. at Millsboro, Woodbridge vs. Milton/ Nanticoke winner, 8 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/9- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/10- winner’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Millsboro, loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/11- loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/12- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Millsboro, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/13- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/14- championship 1, 6 p.m. at Millsboro; 7/15- championship 2, 6 p.m. at Millsboro Major League- 7/16- Woodbridge vs. Georgetown, 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/17Nanticoke vs. Lewes, 8 p.m. at Lewes, Lower Sussex vs. Woodbridge/Georgetown winner, 8 p.m. at Georgetown; Laurel vs. Millsboro, 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/18- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/19- winner’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Lewes, loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/20- loser’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/21- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Lewes, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/22loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Georgetown; championship 1, 6 p.m. at Lewes; 7/24- championship 2, 6 p.m. at Lewes Junior League- 7/11- Woodbridge vs. Cape, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex, Laurel vs. Georgetown-Millsboro, 8 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/12- Lower Sussex vs. WoodbridgeCape winner, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex, Nanticoke vs. Laurel-Georgetown/Millsboro winner, 8 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/13- loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Millsboro; 7/14- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Millsboro; 7/`15- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Millsboro; 7/16- championship 1, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex; championship 2, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex Senior League- 7/16- Woodbridge vs. Lower Sussex, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke, Nanticoke vs. Cape, 8 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/17- Laurel vs. Woodbridge-Lower Sussex winner, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke, Georgetown-Millsboro vs. Nanticoke-Cape winner, 8 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/18- loser’s bracket 6 and 8 p.m. at Laurel; 7/19- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Laurel; 7/20- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Laurel; 7/21championship 1, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/22- championship 2, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke Big League states- 7/16- District III vs. District II at Georgetown, 7 p.m.; 7/17championship 1 at Georgetown, 5 p.m., championship 2 at Georgetown, 8 p.m. Softball- 9-10- 7/9- Woodbridge vs. Georgetown/Millsboro, 6 p.m. at Georgetown, Nanticoke vs. Milton, 8 p.m. at Georgetown, Laurel vs. Rehoboth, 8 p.m. at Lewes; 7/10- winner’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Georgetown, loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Lewes; 7/11- loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Lewes; 7/12- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Georgetown, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Lewes; 7/13- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Lewes; 7/14- championship 1, 6 p.m. at Georgetown; 7/15- championship 2, 6 p.m. at Georgetown Major League- 7/7- Laurel vs. Woodbridge, 8 p.m. at Laurel, Nanticoke vs. Lewes, 8 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/8- winner’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Laurel, loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/9- loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/10- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Laurel, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/11- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Nanticoke; 7/12- championship 1, 6 p.m. at Laurel; 7/13- championship 2, 6 p.m. at Laurel Junior League- 7/13- Woodbridge vs. Nanticoke, 6 p.m. at Milton; 7/14- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Milton, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Cape; 7/15- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Cape; 7/16- championship 1- 6 p.m. at Milton; championship 2- 6 p.m. at Milton Senior League- 7/23- Woodbridge vs. Georgetown/Millsboro, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex, Nanticoke vs. Cape, 8 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/24- Lower Sussex vs. WoodbridgeGeorgetown/Millsboro winner, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex, Laurel vs. Nanticoke-Cape winner, 8 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/25- loser’s bracket, 6 and 8 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/26- winner’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex, loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/27- loser’s bracket, 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/28- championship 1, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/29- championship 2, 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex Pat Knight- Baseball- Minor League at Nanticoke- 7/7- Nanticoke vs. Rehoboth, 6 p.m., Laurel vs. Georgetown, 6 p.m.; 7/8- Laurel vs. Millsboro, 8 p.m.; 7/9- Nanticoke vs. Millsboro, 6 p.m.; 7/10- Laurel vs. Rehoboth, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Georgetown, 8 p.m.; 7/12- Laurel vs. Lower Sussex, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Milton, 8 p.m.; 7/13- Nanticoke vs. Lower Sussex, 6 p.m., Laurel vs. Milton, 8 p.m.; 7/14- Laurel vs. Nanticoke, 6 p.m.; 7/15- championship, 7 p.m. Major League at Millsboro- 7/11- Nanticoke vs. Lewes, 6 p.m., Laurel vs. Georgetown, 6 p.m.; 7/12- Woodbridge vs. Lewes, 6 p.m., Laurel vs. Millsboro, 8 p.m.; 7/13Woodbridge vs. Georgetown, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Millsboro, 6 p.m.; 7/14- Woodbridge vs. Millsboro, 6 p.m., Laurel vs. Lewes, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Georgetown, 8 p.m.; 7/15Laurel vs. Lower Sussex, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Woodbridge, 8 p.m.; 7/16- Nanticoke vs. Lower Sussex, 6 p.m., Woodbridge vs. Laurel, 8 p.m.; 7/17- Laurel vs. Nanticoke, 6 p.m., Woodbridge vs. Lower Sussex, 6 p.m.; 7/19- championship, 7 p.m.

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SSA Dolphins open season with a 267-259 win

The SSA Dolphins begin their summer competitive swim season with a win over CDel on June 22. The Dolphins, coached by Allison Venables, started off their season with a 262-259 home win in the opening meet. The Dolphins’ first through third place finishers are listed below. Girls 8U 100 yard free relay- 1. J. Beard, Fishburn, S. Perdue, Butler. 2. M. Youmans, A.Krams, Bollinger, E. Krams; Girls 10U 100 yard free relay- 1. Cotton, S. Beard, M. Perdue, A. Venables, 2. Wheatley, B. Ketterman, Stanton, Alloway; 3. I. Youmans, Covey, M. Hastings, Dunn; Boys 10U 100 yard free relay- 1. Pearson, C. Handy, Alloway, Collins; 2. Venables, Gabriel, P. Dopler, C. Dopler; Girls 11-12 200 yard free relay- 1. Smith, Gabriel, Johnson, Venables; 2. Ketterman, Pearson, Kimpton, King; 3. Schumacher, L. Bollinger, Lovelace, Doyle; Boys 11-12 200 yard free relay- 2. Longo, Webber, G. Dunn, Scott; Girls 13-14 200 yard free relay- 1. Michel, Daudt, C. Hastings, Seeley; Boys 13-14 200 yard free relay- 1. Duke, Tull, Seeley, Venables; Girls 15-18 200 yard free relay- 1. Stewart, Crum, Swain, Schwartz; Boys 15-18 200 yard free relay- 2. Darden, Michael Dopler, Michel, Halter; 3. Crum, Matthew Dopler, Nicholas Dopler, Stewart Girls 8U fly- 1. Jenna Beard, 2. Sarah Perdue; Girls 10U fly- 1. Amy Venables, 2. Sam Cotton, 3. Megan Perdue; Boys 10U fly- 1. Ged Pearson, 2. Travis Collins, 3. Justin Alloway; Girls 12U fly- 2. Erika Smith, 3. Amanda Gabriel; Girls 14U fly- 2. Corrine Stewart, 3. Taylor Daudt; Boys 14U fly- 1. Gray Venables, 2, Ryan Seeley; Girls 15-18 Fly- 2. Ali Schwartz, 2. Morgan Swain; Boys 15-18 fly- 1. Cory Darden Girls 6U back- 3. Molly Dopler; Girls 8U back- 1. Macenzie Hastings, 3. Riley Dunn; Boys 8U back- 2. Johnathan Kent; Girls 10U back- 1. Megan Perdue, 2. Sydney Beard, 3. Baylee Ketterman; Boys 10U back- 2. Christopher Dopler, 3. Ged Pearson, Girls 14U back 3. Taylor Daudt; Boys 14U back- 1. Jacob Duke, 2. Nathan Crum; Girls 15-18 back- 3. Ali Schwartz; Boys 15-18 back- 2. Tim Halter Girls 8U breast- 2. Jenna Beard; Boys 8U breast- 3. Nathan Venables; Girls 10U breast- 1. Samantha Cotton, 3. Megan Perdue; Boys 10U breast- 2. Travis Collins, 2. Ged Pearson; Girls 12U breast- 2. Hannah Venables, 3. Rachel King; Boys 12U breast2. Gray Scott, 3. Griffin Dunn; Girls 14U breast- 3. Aubrey Seeley; Boys 14U breast- 1. Ryan Seeley, 2. Jacob Tull, 3. Nathan Crum; Girls 15-18 breast- 2. Ali Schwartz, 3. Rachel Crum; Boys 15-18 breast- 2. Tim Halter, 3. Michael Dopler Girls 6U free- 3. Bethany Covey, Boys 6U free- 3. Wesley DeFord, Girls 8U free- 1. Jenna Beard, 2. Sarah Perdue, 3. Macenzie Hastings; Boys 8U free- 2. Nathan Venables, 3. Johnathan Kent; Girls 10U free- 1. Sydney Beard, 2. Isabella Youmans, 3. Olivia Alloway; Boys 10U free- 1. Christopher Smith, Patrick Dopler; Girls 12U free- 3. Bridget Johnson; Boys 12U free- 3. Dominic Longo; Girls 14U free- 3. Aubrey Seeley, Boys 14U free- 1. Gray Venables, 2. Jacob Tull, 3. Nathan Crum; Girls 15-18 free- 3. Morgan Swain; Boys 15-18 free- 1. Corey Darden, 2. Tim Halter Girls 10U IM- 1. Samantha Cotton, 2. Amy Venables, Boys 10U IM- 2. Christopher Smith, 3. Justin Alloway; Girls 12U IM- 2. Erika Smith, 3. Bridget Johnson; Girls 14U IM- 3. Corrine Stewart; Boys 14U IM- 1. Gray Venables, 2. Jacob Dukes, 3. Jacob Tull; Boys 15-18 IM- 3. Corey Darden Girls 8U medley relay- 1st Fishburn (back), Butler (breast), J. Beard (fly), S. Perdue (free), 3. M Youmans (back), A. Krams (breast), M. Hastings (fly), R. Dunn (free). Girls 10U medley relay- 1. Cotton (back), M. Perdue (breast), A. Venables (fly), Wheatley (free); 2. I. Youmans (back), Beard (breast), Stanton (fly), B. Ketterman (free); Boys 10U medley relay- 2. Alloway (back), Collins (breast), Pearson (fly), Smith (free), 3. P Dopler (back), Gabriel (breast), C. Handy (fly), C. Dopler (free); Girls 12U medley relay- 2. Johnson (back), H. Venables (breast), Gabriel (fly), Smith (free), 3. Kimpton (back), Schumacher (breast), Ketterman (fly), Pearson (free); Girls 14U medley relay- 1. C. Hastings (back), King (breast), Stewart (fly) Daudt (free); Boys 14U medley relay- 1. Duke (back), Seeley (breast), Venables (fly), Tull (free); Girls 15-18 medley relay- 2. Swain (back), Crum (breast), Schwartz (fly), Seeley (free), Boys 15-18 medley relay- 2. Halter (back), Michael Dopler (breast), Darden (fly), Michel (free)

Sydney Beard places second in a close race with teammate Megan Perdue in girls’ 10U 25 yard backstroke during the SSA Dolphins’ season opening meet. Submitted photo

SAFE AT SECOND- Sussex Tech’s Bethany Pavlik beats the tag at second base by Laurel’s Brooke Evans as Bulldogs’ left fielder Taylor Oliphant looks on during a varsity softball game earlier this year. Check out next week’s Star for the start of the Summer Sports Scrapbook as well as coverage of the Little League all-star games and local swim meet results. Photo by Mike McClure

Derrik Gibson’s 2010 Greenville Drive statistics (as of 6/27) The following are Seaford grad Derrik Gibson’s 2010 statistics with the Greenville Drive, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox: 63-264, .239, 13 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 33 R, 25 RBI, 17 SB, 4 CS.

Delaware South softball team eliminated from Carpenter Cup Kelsey Ketterman swims the Girls 12U 50 yard fly, placing fifth in the tri-Meet against SCSC and SFY on Monday. See next week’s Star for the results from that meet. Submitted photo

The Delaware South softball team was eliminated from the Carpenter Cup softball tournament with a 4-3 loss to Lehigh Valley last Wednesday. Caroline Phillips (Delmar) collected a pair of hits and Kim Smith (Sussex Tech) had a hit and a pair of RBIs in the loss. No additional information was provided on this team.

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COMING HOME- Chase Marvil slides into home to score a run for Seaford Moose during a Woodbridge Little League game last week. Submitted photo

EYES ON THE BALL- The Texas Roadhouse Rangers’ Caden Tune watches the ball all the way to the glove on the ground ball he fielded in the Nanticoke Little League Pee Wee baseball game. Photo by Lynn Schofer

BEHIND THE PLATE- Brandon Bennett of the Nationals gets set behind the plate in his very first game as a catcher in the Nanticoke Little League Pee Wee boys’ baseball game last week. Photo by Lynn Schofer


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NANTICOKE LITTLE LEAGUE- Derek Cannon, left, runs hard after he socked a base hit for the Texas Roadhouse Rangers in the Nanticoke Little League Pee Wee baseball game. Above, David Kelley gets set and keeps his eye on the ball. Photos by Lynn Schofer

MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

Eric Mason of Pocomoke City was on his dial-in as he captured the Super Pro final Friday night at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Tim Foskey, Jr. of Rhodesdale, Md. made it two in a row in Pro and James Farmer of Felton was back on top in Pro Bike. Other winners on the night included: Crystal Hudson of Millsboro in Street; Bryan Stephen of Westminster, Md. in Import; William Jones of Smyrna in Bike Trophy; Peyton Townsend of Dagsboro in Jr. Dragster 1 and Rebecca Bireley of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 2. Mason faced Mike Larkin of Salisbury in the all dragster Super Pro final. Larkin made the challenge at the start with a .001 reaction light but Mason was able to edge out the win by running his dial with a 7.872/169.65 on a 7.87 dial. Larkin settled for runner-up with a 7.118/179.21 on a 7.12 dial. Semi-finalist was David Tucker of Ellendale who lost to Larkin. The Pro final was a rematch of the week prior but the result was the same as Foskey defeated Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg. Foskey had a .001 reaction and ran a 9.625/128.75 on a 9.61 dial. Truitt ran a 10.152/132.00 on a 10.13 dial. Semifinalist was Roger Ridgeway, Jr. of Dover who lost to Foskey. Defending Pro Bike champion Farmer

rode up against Tyrone Dale of Salisbury in the Pro Bike final. Farmer had a .001 reaction and rode to the win with a 9.310/130.03 on a 9.23 dial. Dale was on his dial with a 9.259/147.03 on a 9.25 dial. Semi-finalist was Ron Fensick, II of Bridgeville who lost to Dale. Defending Street point champion Hudson padded her point lead with yet another win this time against Lindsay Walston of Crisfield. Hudson had the better reaction and took the win with an 11.631/106.04 on an 11.57 dial. Walston ran a 12.331/101.48 on a 12.18 dial. In Import it was Stephen over Frank Monyaivong of Frankford. Stephen ran a 16.768/82.90 on a 16.60 dial. Monyaivong had a 15.057/92.91 on a 14.80 dial. Jones rode to the Bike Trophy win over Shawn Riddle of Bridgeville. Riddle had a red light foul and Jones ran a 12.712/83.09 on an 11.90 dial. In the Jr. Dragster 1 final it was Townsend facing Kody Mariner of Salisbury. Mariner left too soon and fouled and Townsend took the win with an 8.980/71.53 on an 8.99 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 Bireley was matched against Amy Jo Jackson of Newark, Md. In only her second week out this season, Bireley took the win with an 8.570/75.63 on an 8.54 dial. Jackson was late at the start but ran an 8.045/80.18 on an 8.04 dial.

Jordan Watson wings it to third win in Delaware Big Blocks By Charlie Brown

Jordan Watson captured the 25-lap “Wings & Things” NAPA Big Block Modified feature and the $500 bonus Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway. It was his third win of the season, the fourth of his career, and his second in “Wings & Things” competition. Watson won his heat and started on the pole in the feature event. Brad Trice, who was making his first start in two months due to a non-racing related back injury, returned at 100 percent, capturing the second heat and giving chase from the drop of the green. By lap five the duo had caught the rear of the field who were not running the air foils on their cars. Watson and Trice sliced through traffic with H.J. Bunting in stock configuration running in third. Don Hallowell, who was running the high side panels, moved by Matt Jester who was also running in stock trim. On lap nine Hallowell dropped Bunting to fourth and one lap later, Joseph Watson dropped Bunting to fifth. The first yellow was out on lap 11 when Jamie Mills came to a stop. On the restart Jester regained third but the yellow was out for a second time for a tangle between Kenny Brightbill and Norman Short, Jr. Joseph Watson took the third spot on the restart as the paneled cars ran in the top three spots. A series of three cautions on lap 23 erased Jordan Watson and Trice’s advantages. Watson would make no mistakes on the final two circuits as he took the checkered in the Courtland Manor/Bicknell.

Trice finished in the second spot and collected a $250 bonus and Joseph Watson finished in third. Jester was the first standard body rule car in fourth and received a $250 bonus and Bunting rounded out the top five. Westley Smith led the first five laps of the AC Delco TSS Modified feature until Jon Callaway moved on top. Teammate John Curtis slowly worked his way up through the top five taking fourth from Tom Moore on lap five, third from Shawn Ward on lap 11 and second from Smith with three to go. A final caution with two laps to go set up the shootout between Callaway and Curtis. Curtis hit the restart perfectly and was able to drive around Callaway coming off the second turn. Curtis, in the Taylor & Messick/Teo went on to his third checkered of the season. Callaway finished a close second with Smith posting a season’s best in third. Fourth went to Brandon Blades. Ward crossed the line in fifth but failed the post race inspection of his ignition system and was disqualified moving Moore into fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Ryan Anderson. Fifteen-year-old James Hill drove a

By Charlie Brown Mark Pettyjohn may have arrived late at the speedway but when the checkered dropped on the 20-lap Super Late Model feature, he was first to cross under the flag. Staci Warrington started on the pole with Pettyjohn giving chase from second. The yellow was out after one circuit when Mike Parsons came to a stop. This would turn out to be the only caution of the event. Warrington stayed on top on the restart with Pettyjohn pressuring from second. Pettyjohn got a good run off the turn on lap three and edged out front to lead lap four. Derrike Hill was on the move taking third from Hal Browning on lap six. At the halfway sign the top five were Pettyjohn, Warrington, Hill, Browning and Ray Davis, Jr. Pettyjohn just got stronger as the race went along and he drove the Hitchens’ Brothers Trucking/Swartz under the checkered flag 11.736 seconds ahead of Warrington. “We’ve been working on the car each week and getting it a little bit better,” said Pettyjohn. “We’ve just had a lot of bad luck because we should have been here before now.” Warrington ended a super drive in second with Derrike Hill third. Fourth went to Davis, Jr. and David Hill rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Derrike Hill and Donald Lingo, Jr. Jack Mullins, Jr. took full advantage of his pole starting spot and drove to his second win of the season in the 15-lap Crate Model feature. Kelly Putz gave chase for the first two laps before Eric Vent took the spot. Tyler Reed moved into third on lap four and the top three would remain unchanged to the finish. Vent had one final opportunity to challenge Mullins as the third of three cautions flew with three to go. Mullins was able to fend off the challenge and drove to the win in The Speed Shop/Warrior. Vent finished in second with Reed third. Fourth went to Joe Warren. Putz crossed the line in fifth but his ignition failed post race inspection and he was disqualified. Chris Hitchens rounded out the top five. Matt Hill set fast time in qualifying and Mike Williams won the consolation. Jamie Wagner driving his ’53 Chevy took the lead from Bill Brittingham for lap two and drove to his second win of the season in the 12-lap Little Lincoln Vintage feature. Mel Joseph, Jr. ran in second until the halfway sign when Donald Robinson, Jr. took over the spot. At the checkered it was Wagner getting the win over Robinson. Joseph finished in the third spot with Brittingham fourth and Brian Breasure fifth. perfect race to win the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Hill jumped out front at the drop of the green and never looked back. Tyler Reed chased the leader the entire distance and had one final chance when a yellow flew with four laps to go. Hill had no problems with the restart

and drove to his first victory of the season in the Carey’s Towing//Lightning. Reed finished a solid second with point leader Brandon Dennis finishing in third. Fourth went to Tim White and Curt Miles, Jr. rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by White.

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Post 6 Patriots rally for 4-3 win over Milford Red Sox

The Post 6 Patriots, down 3-0 through six innings, scored three runs in the seventh to knot the score before adding a run in the ninth inning for the 4-3 win over the Post 3 Milford Red Sox. Post 3 had a 3-0 lead, which looked as if it was going to hold as George Michael took the hill for the Red Sox. Justin Allen singled in Tyler Absher and scored with Tyler Troyer on a single by Jordan Stanley to tie things up at 3-3. Troyer drew a one out walk, Allen singled, and Stanley delivered the game-winning run in the ninth inning. The second game was stopped after four innings due to lightning with the Red Sox up, 8-5. Troyer went 2-3 with two runs, Stanley had two hits and three RBIs, and Allen was 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Absher also batted 2-4 with a run for the Patriots. Nick Cooper earned the win in relief, allowing no runs and three hits while striking out two in five innings. Post 6 Patriots fall in both games of doubleheader- The Sussex West Post 6 Patriots lost a pair of games to VFW Post 3420 last Saturday in Christiana. Paul Elliott had the Patriots’ lone hit in the 8-0 loss in game one. In game two, Tyler Troyer went 3-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Tony Guinta, Dylan Shockley, and Elliott each had a hit in the 15-5 loss.


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SCAMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14 ENFORCEMENT - OHS and State Police partner on speed enforcement initiative. Page 15

GREEN - Del Tech’s first Energy House to be built on Georgetown campus. Page 28

FINAL WORD - What is your share of the national debt? The answer may shock you. Page 51

BRIDGEVILLE CELEBRATES - Fire company member Doug Jones drives the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine in the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 100th anniversary parade. Story and related photos about Saturday’s celebration on page 47. Photo by Lynn Parks

BURGESS INvITATIONAL - The Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech track and field teams take part in the Keith S. Burgess Invitational. Page 39

BACK IN ACTION - The local high school teams return to action this week. See page 42 for results from Mondays and Tuesdays games.

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The Seaford School District got an OK says to be aware of these latest SCaMS - IRS taxhike scams. Page from its residents for a tax to pay for14 gOIn’ WEStERn - The Laurel Lions show band practices for their 49th annual variety show, “Lets Go Western,” which will new roofs and elevators. Tuesday’s referbe held April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. From left are Jim Littleton on drums, Linda Premo on piano, Bob Murphy on guitar and Cheryl Jones on keyboard. Jeff Premo on saxophone is not pictured. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for youngins endum won with 68 percent of the vote. (under 12). Nearly 700 people voted in the referendum, according to unofficial results posted laDy BullDOgS - The Laurel varsity softball by the Sussex County Department of Electeam hosted Caravel last Thursday in a non-confertions. Of those, 475 voted for battle. the measure ence Page 39 and 222 voted against. BaCK aCtIOn - The local high school teams “We won!!!” said an e-mail sentInout by returned to action this week following spring break. district spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson. See page 43 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s the disFor the average homeowner trict, approval of the referendum will StaRS OFmean thE WEEK- A Laurel varsity softball By Mike McClure meaning Laurel would have to start the trict’s current facilities. That study was an additional $10 a year.player Property andowners a Laurel track and field athlete are this process of requesting state funding all commissioned by the Laurel School The Laurel School Board met last week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41 pay school taxes based on county assessover again at the end of the year. District and was conducted by Studio Thursday afternoon to discuss the Discussion of the current plan and JAED, a third party architect and engiments. Average property assessment in the major capital improvement plan which the scheduling of a new referendum neering firm. failed, 1444-1241, in a vote on March district is about $16,000. each died for lack of a motion during According to Marinucci, if the cost 31 and to act on a possible second refContact The additional revenue will helpus pay INSIDE of renovating a school is 50 percent of erendum. In the end, the board chose to Thursday’s meeting. The district plans for new roofs for Central Elementary, Seato hold a pair of public hearings in the the cost to build a new one or more, get more input from the public before Subscriptions Bulletin Board 16 future. the state asks districts to build new ford Middle and West Seaford Elementary setting a second and final vote. Business 6 “If the majority wants us to come facilities (unless the structure has hisschools, as well as a new roof for the gym The Laurel School District had the back with the same thing (plan) we toric, cultural, or architectural signifiChurCh 21 option of sending the proposed plan, LaurelItStar at the Seaford Middle School. will News also will. I’m not saying we will do that,” cance). The district planned to retain which included the construction of a Classifieds 30 pay to replace in Seaford Middle said Laurel School Board President the 1920’s/30’s section of the middle middle school/high school complex eduCation 36 Jerry White. “We will not be shooting school and build four new schools with School and Seaford High School. and elementary school complex, back Laurel Star Sports final Word 51 for a May 20 referendum.” the middle school and high school and The state will pay percent of the to the public in mid May. A successful John Marinucci, Education the two elementary schools each sharGas lines 36 referendum could have meant funding cost of the roof replacement and elevator Associate for Facility Planning ing a complex. Gourmet 38 in the FY 2011 state budget, but an Advertising projects. and Management with the state “The cost to renovate in some cases unsuccessful one would have sent the health 24 Department of Education (DOE), was The district will also build a wing on were actually above the cost of a new board back to the drawing board. l etters 50 on hand to explain the process and to school,” Marinucci said. “Going from Central Elementary School to accommoSchool districts can only send an Business Report answer residents’ questions. Marinucci lynn Parks 29 four buildings to three buildings would issue to referendum twice in a 12 date elementary who are orthopediscussed the study that was used to save money.” mike Barton 49 month period and the district’s cerdically handicapped. Those students curdetermine the need to build new buildBusiness Journal tificates of necessity run out Oct. 31, movies 7 Continued on page 4 rently meet in four classrooms in Frederick ings rather than renovating the oBituaries 22 Douglass Elementary School. The state oPen houses 10 will pay 100 percent of the cost of that PoliCe 12 construction. Puzzles 20 Screenings and Total project cost will be about $6.6 soCials 49 Health Symposium Activities for the million. Of that, the district will pay 9am - 2pm s Ports 39-45 $1.172 million and the state the balance. ENTIRE family. tides 44 Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, DE tony Windsor 37 FREE Snack Bag - Information Booths - Door Prizes

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ItalIan nIght - The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary hold their first Italian Night on April 17. 50 will cents The buffet will be at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.

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This week in Star sports history

10 YEARS AGO- Laurel’s Hykeem Williams, John Small, Jason Boyce, Shawn Phillips, and Geoffery Davis helped lead Delaware South to the Carpenter Cup championship. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Gold set a new scoring mark with a 47-6 win over Blue in the Blue-Gold football game. Woodbridge’s Dale Rains and Sussex Tech’s Rudy Thomas each had an interception and Chris Horsey ran for a touchdown in the win. Delaware South won the inaugural Carpenter Cup softball game with a pair of wins over Tri-Cape. Hope Cornell had two hits and two runs and Brittney Ruark added a hit, a run, and three RBIs in Gold’s 11-5 win, which forced a final championship game. Ruark allowed one hit and struck out seven in four innings as Gold won, 11-0. The Laurel Minor League all-star softball team won the District III title with a 3-2 win over Lower Sussex in the championship. Logan Green allowed three hits and had eight strikeouts as Laurel went 6-0 in tournament play. ONE YEAR AGO- The Lauren Minor League softball team won the District III title with a 10-5 victory over Woodbridge in the championship game. Nicole Hovatter struck out 12 in six innings and added two hits, two runs, and two RBIs while Lexi Ullman collected three hits for Laurel. Mya Maddox and Yasmin Hill each had a pair of hits for Woodbridge.

Seaford Department of Recreation holds fall league signups

Adult Fall Leagues- Men’s Flag Football, Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball, Co-Ed and Women’s Volleyball- All leagues start in September, so if you are interested in entering team call the office at 629-6809 early to reserve a spot. Youth Fall Programs- Girls’ Field Hockey for ages 7-12- This is an instructional league on Saturday mornings starting Sept.11. The cost is $25 which includes a shirt. Girls Cheerleading ages 7-14- The girls cheer for the SDR tackle football program and games are usually on Saturday mornings. Practices will start in September and the cost is $40. A uniform is provided and turned back in following the season. Tackle Football for ages 7-10 and 10-13 (10 yr olds play up if they weigh more than 90 lbs)- The cost is $40 and practices will start in September. All equipment is provided and turned back in following the season. Youth NFL Flag Football for ages 6-8 and 9-11- The cost is $30 and includes a jersey that you keep. Practices start in August, so register early.

Sports at the Beach hosts Pappi Palooza Festival The following are the championship results from the Pappi Palooza Festival which took place at the Sports at the Beach complex June 19-20: 9 year-olds- Virginia Bulldogs 1, Teel Ravens (N.J.) 9; 11 year-olds- Olney Pirates (Md.) 7, South Jersey Young Guns, Carolina 4; 12 year-olds- Olney Pirates (Md.) 7, New Jersey Super 5; 13 year-olds- Diamond Dreams MM (Salisbury) 11, DBA Dragons (Va.) 3; 14 year-olds- South Jersey Young Guns 14, Maryland Baseball Academy 6; 15/16 year olds- Long Island Titans (N.Y.) 8, Monmouth County Dodges (N.J.) 4

NYSA Fall soccer signups start this Thursday, July 1 The NYSA fall soccer signups will take place Thursday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the NYSA shed (behind the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford). Call the league’s hotline at 629-3530 for more information.

Delmarva Drillers 12U baseball tryouts to be held August 8, 15

The Delmarva Drillers 12U baseball tryouts will take place Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Laurel Middle School softball field. The Drillers are coached by Shawn Phillips, a three-year starter at Delaware State University who holds nine records at the school. The Laurel alumus was drafted in the 20th round by the Texas Rangers in 2004 and has five years of pro ball experience. For more information, contact Phillips at

DOLPHINS- Cohen Davis gets a third place finish in the 12U 50 yard fly on Monday against Seaford Community Swim Club. See next week’s Star for the Dolphins’ results from that meet. Submitted photo

Delaware Tech-Owens to offer sports, enrichment camps

Children ages six and up will enjoy participating in fun activities and playing sports during week-long camps offered at Delaware Technical and Community College- Owens campus. Students can attend half-day camps or take advantage of a mix and match schedule to attend camp for a whole day with morning camps from 9 a.m. to noon, afternoon camps from 1 to 4 p.m. and lunch from noon to 1 p.m.; before and after care is available from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Children will have fun while exercising in fitness camps such as baseball, baseball pitching, basketball for boys, basketball for girls, cheerleading, football, “Get Fit,” soccer and tennis. Baseball- Children ages 7-12 can participate in a camp focusing on the principles of pitching from 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 26 to 30. Basketball- Boys and girls ages 7-10 and 11-14 will be taught basketball skills including defensive play, rebounding, passing, shooting, dribbling and movement in a week-long camp beginning on July 12 for girls ages 11-14, July 19 for boys ages 7-10 and July 26 for girls ages 7-10. Cheerleading- In cheerleading, students ages 7-12 will explore the basics of arm movement, voice and crowd control while learning new cheers, chants, cheerleading techniques, cartwheels, flips and jumps from 9 a.m. to noon, July 12 to 16. Football- Football players can improve their skills and increase their knowledge from 9 a.m. to noon beginning July 19 and 26. Camp will focus on stance, starts, passing formations, huddles and the fundamentals of snapping and punting. Scholarships are available for camps on a first-come, first-served basis; art and academic camps also are offered in July. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs (CCP) at 302-854-6966 or visit the CCP Web site at

July Jumpoff Basketball Tournament begins Friday The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club’s July Jumpoff indoor basketball tournament will take place at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club starting July 2. The cost of registration for this 5 vs. 5 tournament (maximum of 10 per team) is $10 per person. This is a double elimination tournament. Teams will choose a team color at registration. All basketball rules apply for this tourney. There will be zero tolerance for unsportsmanlike conduct with no refunds. Games will be two 20 minute halves with two time-outs per half. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the first place teams. Admission is $1 for non-players. Concessions will be available for purchase. The five divisions are: Intermediate: fifth and sixth grade; Middle: seventh and eighth grade; high school: ninth-12th grade; Men’s Open: 18 and up; Women’s Open. Please call Brock at 302-875-4880 or for more information.

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Bo Dickerson Band finds popularity around the Shore By Lynn R. Parks

Success has come quickly for the Bo Dickerson Band. Since winning the Pork in the Park contest in Winterplace Park in Salisbury in March, the country music band has become very popular, playing regularly in Marina’s in Blades, Station 7 in Laurel and Smitty McGee’s in Ocean City. “We pack every bar we play,” says band member David Hastings, rhythm guitarist and back-up singer. “The first time we played, the crowd rushed the stage. We really weren’t ready for that, but I loved it.” “We’re having a blast,” agrees drummer Ricky Adkins. “But” — and this is the “but” expressed by every musician since the first one picked up a drumstick — “if it happens to go someplace else, that would be good.” Hastings, 26, of Laurel, is more open in his enthusiasm. “We’re headed to Nashville!” he says. The band, named for its lead singer, is really quite good, says bass player Brian Licinski, 28, of Laurel. “I think that we could go anywhere we want,” he says. “We have someone who can really sing, and every day we are getting better as a band. “A good front man, a decent band; that’s the golden ticket.” The Bo Dickerson Band was formed earlier this year when Dickerson, Adkins, 28, of Laurel, and Hastings convinced lead guitarist Jordan Harper to join the group. Harper, 23, of Seaford, had always played rock music and needed some convincing to switch over to country. “Playing country is a challenge, but I’m having fun,” Harper says. “It is something really different.” And anyway, “we’re not sleepy country,” adds Whaley, at 59 the veteran of the group. “We know when to pick it up,” says Adkins. “We can take country and rock it up a little bit.” While the band is just a few months old, its roots reach back farther than that. Hastings and Adkins “have known each other since we were little,” says Adkins. “He got a guitar one day and called me up and asked, ‘What do you think about buying a set of drums?’ I said OK and we started playing together. We just taught ourselves as we went along.” Whaley has been playing bluegrass for about 20 years. “My father bought me a guitar when I was 12-years-old,” he says. “I’ve just been singing since I was born,” says Dickerson. “I’ve always been put in the spotlight.” He spent a year singing with the gospel group the Lights of Home and sings at weddings and other events. “I’ve always wanted a band,” he

The veteran of the group, fiddler W.D. Whaley of Laurel, is 59. He owns the Print Shack in Seaford.

says. And now that he’s got one, he can’t quite believe how good it is. “I knew that I could sing,” he says. “But it really makes a difference being with a good band. Always before, I just sang along with tracks of songs. Now, I listen to our tapes and it sounds so good that I just grin. I can’t believe it.” In addition to sounding good, the members of the band also get along well. “I’ve been in four different bands and I’ve never seen one where nobody was fighting,” says Licinski. “There’s always somebody who’s got some kind of problem. But not here.” The Bo Dickerson Band will play July 3 at Laurel’s July 4th Festival. During that performance, the band will premiere an original song, “Whiskey’s Got a Hold on Me,” that Whaley wrote in 2002. He has a treasure trove of songs, he says, that the band can use if they want them. “I’ve got plenty of material they could start out with,” he says. “If we’re going to Nashville,” he adds, grinning, “we need a lot of original material. No need going down there and singing someone else’s songs.” For your information The Bo Dickerson Band will play Saturday, July 3, 7 to 9 p.m. at Laurel’s July 4th Festival. It will also play at Riverfest in Seaford Saturday, July 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. The band has a Facebook page and has posted several videos on YouTube. For booking information, call 542-7626.

Lead singer Bo Dickerson, 35. ‘I listen to our tapes and it sounds so good that I just grin,’ he says.

The Bo Dickerson Band rehearses in Dickerson’s home near Laurel. The band, just started early this year, is already in high demand around the peninsula. Photos by Lynn R. Parks

Drummer Ricky Adkins, 28, lives in Laurel and is a construction worker.

Lead guitarist Jordan Harper, 23, of Seaford, is a carpenter.

Bass player Brian Licinski, 28, of Laurel. He is a district manager for a beverage distribution company.

David Hastings, 26, of Laurel, plays rhythm guitar. He is a glazier for an area glass company.



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Personal Property @ 5:00 p.m. Round oak table w/claw ft., oak chest of dwrs., Art Deco writing desk, maple writing desk, maple hutch, maple bookshelf, maple console cabinet, maple stands, wardrobe, Zenith color TV, 5 pc. kitchen dinette set, metal racks, White Mountain ice-cream freezer, guitar, oil lamps, blue glass, art glass, milk glass, cast-iron frying pans, blue carnival glass pitcher, linens, books, prints, knick-knacks, gun ammo., toaster oven, microwave oven, Sears table saw, yard & garden hand tools, nails, screws, and many items to numerous too mention.

Real Estate @ 6:30 p.m. This property consists of 5.09 acres of land more or less with frontage on Rt. 24. The property is partially wooded with mature hardwood trees. The property is improved with a single story home that consists of: sun room, utility room, kitchen, full bath, living room, 2 bedrooms w/hardwood floors, and attic. The home is heated with propane gas and has a paved driveway. The property also is improved with a 3 bay implement shed, pump house, and other outbuildings. This home is in need of renovations but with the large amount of acreage and location has excellent potential! A great property you will not want to miss! Terms on Personal Property: Cash or Approved Check on day of sale. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be charged on all items. All items must be paid for on day of sale. All items are sold, “AS IS”.

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• JULY 1 - 7, 2010 erage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s office on or before July 16, 2010. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter please contact the Commissioner’s office at (302) 577-5222. 06/24/3tp


Estate of Celia C. Bates, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Celia C. Bates who departed this life on the 29th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Len Fedullo on the 17th day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 the 29th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Len Fedullo 125 Myrtle Ave. Pitman, NJ 08071 Attorney: Michele Procino Wells Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/1/3tc


Estate of Leslie H. Hughes (Jr.), Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Leslie H. Hughes (Jr.) who departed this life on the 29th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Reginal H. Hughes on the 21st day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 29th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Reginal H. Hughes 2 N. Cummings Dr. Middletown, DE 19709 Gregory Fuller Sr.

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Estate of Elizabeth D. Berridge, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Elizabeth D. Berridge who departed this life on the 7th day of June, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Elsie D. Rohlich on the 21st day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 7th day of February, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Elsie D. Rohlich 543 Nylon Blvd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 7/1/3tc


Estate of Martha May, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Martha May who departed this life on the 23rd day of April, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto James E. Solley on the 11th day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 23rd day of December, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: James E. Solley 6915 Woodland Ferry Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Susan Huesman Mitchell, Esq. Tunnell & Raysor, P.A. P.O. Box 156 Bethany Beach, DE 19930 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/24/3tc


Estate of Antonio V. Nero, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Antonio V. Nero who departed this life on the 26th day of March, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Annette

N. Stellhorn on the 14th day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 26th day of November, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Annette N. Stellhorn 181 Lakeside Dr. Lewes, DE 19958 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/24/3tc


Estate of John Wayne Shenton, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of John Wayne Shenton who departed this life on the 6th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barbara L. Shenton on the 3rd day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Barbara L. Shenton 302 Washington St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/17/3tc


Estate of Birdie R. Fink, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Birdie L. Fink who departed this life on the 20th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Debra K. Byers on the 8th day of June, A.D. 2010, 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 20th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Debra K. Byers 3412 Old Crown Dr. Pasadena, MD 21122 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/17/3tc

MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010


The sound finally returns, Use surge protectors to but lineup’s still the same safeguard electronics Television just ain’t television unless there’s sound coming out ynn arks of it. A silent screen worked decades ago, when the dialogue was printed If the sound had sudat the bottom of the picture and a pianist pounded out music to go denly returned, I would with the action. But in our living room, at the start of the 21st cenhave been blasted into tury? It just doesn’t cut it. And how do I know this, you the kitchen. might wonder. Well, it so happens that until recently, for a short period of time, the television in our some other wires (have you had enough living room produced its usual picture but of all this technical talk?) and attached the no sound to go along with it. Not even contraption to our radio receiver. the little tune that for years it had played To listen to the television now, we when it was first turned on. turn on both it and our radio and push Keeping track of the action or the the button on the right of the radio until thread of a comedy was impossible. the display reads “Video 1.” Dialogue, Watching a musical performance or a scijingles, theme songs; whatever sound the ence show — with no cable or satellite, television is making now comes through we get 10 channels, six of which are PBS the radio’s speakers. — was ridiculous. And this is the amazing thing: We Our television lost its voice while we have four radio speakers, two in the living were away. Shortly after I returned home room and two in the kitchen. Now, I can from a two-week vacation, I strolled into listen to the television without leaving the the living room and pushed the button kitchen. Surround sound! that usually connects me to the world of So take that, lightning. You did your entertainment. There was the picture, as worst, and we adapted and even improved clear as ever. But there was no sound. our lot. And I knew that there was supposed to be, You blasted lemons into our house because the characters were moving their and we made that lemonade that bumper lips. stickers encourage us to make. I turned the television off and started It could be sweeter lemonade, though. all over again. Still no sound. Surround sound or not and despite what With the remote control, I pushed the must have been a violent disturbance in volume up as high as it would go. If the the ether, we still only get ten channels, sound had suddenly returned, I would six of which are PBS. have been blasted into the kitchen. But still no sound. County earns upgraded rating I had reached the limit of my ability Sussex County is making the grade to solve the problem. So I called in my when it comes to its overall financial husband. management, according to a globally reHe pretty much repeated what I had spected credit rating agency. done, adding a few quick smacks on the Moody’s Investors Service on June 21, side of the television for good measure. upgraded the County’s general obligation And he affirmed my diagnosis: The televibond rating – a credit score for businesses sion was broken. and governments – from Aa2 to Aa1. The The only reason for the TV’s failure rating is one step below Moody’s highest that we can come up with is that while we bond rating of Aaa. were gone, an especially ferocious streak The credit rating upgrade “reflects of lightning ripped through the sky and the County’s substantially improved and into our home, burning up one wire or anhealthy financial position, maintained by other that enables the machine to produce prudent fiscal management that resulted sound. Whether this is the case or not, in materially greater financial flexibility we really have no idea. Our house and its and stronger reserve levels,” Moody’s contents show no other signs of having said in its statement. The firm praised the been so invaded and the television itself, County for its “strong management” and except for its silence, seems perfectly its “commitment to maintaining healthy healthy. reserve levels” in making its announceBut the cause was irrelevant. We had ment. a problem and if we were to watch televiBottom line, the rating upgrade means sion or movies again in our living room, more affordable loans for the County govwe had to fix it. ernment, and makes Sussex County more My husband, in an unusual turn of attractive to investors who buy the bonds events, had no plan of action. When used to pay for the County’s sewer conpressed, he finally suggested that if I was struction projects, for instance. determined to watch television downstairs, “This is excellent news for the County I could turn on the television upstairs and government and our citizens,” said set its volume on its highest setting. “You County Administrator David B. Baker. can watch one and hear the other.” “The bond rating upgrade will make it In the end, I read a book. There probeasier for the County to borrow money, ably wasn’t anything interesting on televiespecially in this tough economic time. If sion anyway. Sussex County was in the market to buy My husband did eventually come up a house or car, we would show as having with a plan to remedy the problem. One an excellent credit rating. You can’t get evening, he pulled the television out of much better than this.” its cabinet, removed some wires, affixed



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Health Online substance abuse survey

The Delaware Advisory Council (DAC), a group made up of both state personnel and members from community organizations interested in reducing drug and alcohol abuse, wants to know what people see as the abuse-related problems in their communities, and use that information to decide how to spend federal grant money to address those issues. The DAC hopes members of the public will take part in an online survey designed to help the group appropriately steer federal funding in the direction it will have the biggest impact. The DAC oversees activities funded by a $10,678,000 federal Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) to build and strengthen the State’s ability to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. Delaware spends far more than that amount each year for treatment, law enforcement, prison and social services relating to drugs and alcohol. While a small amount of the money will fund work at the state level, most of it will be used to fund prevention in Delaware communities. Members of the general public can find the survey online at The survey is also available in Spanish at Those representing community organizations can find their survey at or in Spanish at http://comunidad. For those with no computer access, surveys can be made available by calling 302-255-9428.

Autism Delaware tournament

Sign up for Go Fish, a bass fishing tournament to benefit Autism Delaware’s southern location and the advocacy, education and support services they provide to improve the lives of people with autism and their families. Go Fish will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, at eight ponds throughout Kent and Sussex counties, and will be followed by a celebration at Milford’s Bicentennial Park. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Each team of two can register for $40 and will receive an information and fundraising packet. Prizes, including a grand prize of $500 and special youth prizes, will be awarded at the celebration. The public is welcome to attend the celebration which will include fun for all ages with music by Code Blue, food from Go Fish of Rehoboth and kids games. Nominal fees will be charged for games and food for those not participating on a fishing team. Pro bass fisherman Mike DelVisco will fish in the tournament Sunday and participate in the celebration. There are 160 slots for fishing so register today by visiting or calling 422-2255.

Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s next Stroke Support Group meeting is being held on Thursday, June 17th, 1:30 pm at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Mears Rehabilitation, 300 Health Services Drive, Seaford, DE. The support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families and care-

givers. Modeled from the American Stroke Association, the hospital is engaging with speakers to provide education, community resources and emotional support to those who have been affected by this life-altering event. The two-hour support group meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and stroke survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support, and allow for networking. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required for this FREE support group. For additional information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 302-629-6611, extension 8626.

Quarterly infection report

Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health issued data for hospital central line-associated blood stream infections for Delaware for the first quarter of 2010. An estimated 248,000 bloodstream infections occur in U.S. hospitals each year. A large proportion of these infections are attributed to a central line, which is a tube in the chest that returns blood to the heart. Bloodstream infections are usually serious infections typically causing a prolonged hospital stay, increased cost and risk of death. Collectively, Delaware’s eight critical care hospitals reported eight infections between January and March. Only one hospital had an infection rate that was statistically higher than the national rate published by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ National Healthcare Safety Network. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that for the first half of 2009, the number of central line-associated blood stream infections in Delaware was significantly below the number expected based on data from 17 states.

Bereavement support group

Compassionate Care Hospice, The Wellness Community-DE and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will collaborate to present a monthly bereavement group, The Next Step. The group focuses on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. Mary Van House, bereavement coordinator, will facilitate the group at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month,





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at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, second floor conference room. To register, call Lisa at 629-6611, ext. 2378.

Depression Support Group

There is a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call 302-465-6612.

Breast cancer support group

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth.

Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.

Man to Man support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers a Man to Man support group meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Man to Man helps men cope with prostate cancer by receiving information and peer support. Man to Man is a forum for men and their support network to learn about diagnosis and treatment options through presentations, written materials and videos. Specialists share information such as side effects and how to cope with prostate cancer and its treatment. News and information about nutrition, general health, research and treatment, as well as messages from men living with prostate cancer and other Man to Man activities, are offered to assist in the recovery process. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, contact Larry Skala (337-3678) or Grafton Adams (6288311).

MORNING STAR • JULY 1 - 7, 2010

AUXILIARY DONATION - During the Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon on June 2, the Reflections Gift Shop Committee presented a $24,000 ceremonial check to the Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The donation represents the proceeds from merchandise sales at Reflections Gift Shop during fiscal year 2009-2010 and will be used to fund equipment and services for patients at Bayhealth - Milford Memorial Hospital. From left are volunteer Janice Caldwell, committee member/ volunteer Janet Brown, Reflections Gift Shop chair/volunteer Ruth Poore, Bayhealth Retail Services manager/buyer Cindy Schaap, committee member/volunteer Ellie Lauckner, Bayhealth sales associate Amanda Comstock, volunteer Toni Bergfelder and volunteer Dawn Kenton.

Good patient, doctor relationships

By Dr. Anthony Policastro Board certification in a medical specialty has changed over the years and I have written about this in the past. Prior to the 1970’s, relatively few physicians even bothered to become board certified. Then, more physicians began specializing and, in the 1970’s and 1980’s, more physicians received board certification, which lasted for life. Once you were board certified, you never had to be tested again. The next step occurred in the late 1980’s when time limited board certification was developed. Under this system, you had to recertify approximately every seven years. The re-certification required a written test and most physicians chose to follow the recertification process. The problem with the previous plans was that you either only needed to certify once or you only had to certify every seven years through a single test. The newest change to the process is what is called Maintenance of Certification, which will require ongoing proof that a physician is staying current. There are four parts. Part 1 is maintaining a license. Part 2 involves continuing medical education, taking courses that must be relevant to your field. In the past, you could take any kind of course even if it was not specifically related to what you do every day. Part 3 is the written test, which will now take place every 10 years. The big change is in Part 4. This particular portion of the certification addresses how a physician practices on a daily basis. The physician will need to follow practice guidelines and the patient will be asked whether that is actually happening. Then the physician will report that information to the Board. For example, I am a Board Certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician. I see a lot of patients with ADHD. For that reason, the expectation is that I will follow the ADHD guidelines. Thus when I see patients, I will give them a questionnaire to fill out and I will need to share the results of that questionnaire with the Board of Pediatrics. The questions on that questionnaire are likely to be the same kind of questions that other doctors in other specialties are going to be discussing with their patients. For

example, there are several questions about the plan of treatment. They include things such as: • Has your child’s physician given you  a written plan for managing your child’s ADHD? • Do you understand the plan for managing your child’s ADHD? • Does the plan include what you want  your child’s ADHD treatment to achieve? • Do you understand why your child  was diagnosed with ADHD? • Does your child understand why he or  she was diagnosed with ADHD? • Do you understand the possible side  effects of your child’s ADHD medication? As you can see from the type of questions being asked, there is an expectation that the patient has a good understanding of the diagnosis and treatment and what the treatment goals are. This is just one example of the way things will be changing in the future. Patients will need to be aware of the fact that completion of these kinds of questionnaires will be important for their physician to keep his/her Board certification. Patients should also be aware that the goal in all of this is to help them understand what is going on with their health care and make them active participants. We continue to move in a direction that will focus on making sure there is good physician, patient communication. We have come a long way in the last 40 years.

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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

People great-grandmothers are Mrs. Marie Carroll of Greenwood and Mrs. Betsey Wells of Milton. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Anger of Laurel.

Bradley family welcomes twins Juliette Grace Anger

Anger family welcomes girl

Juliette Grace Anger was born on Feb. 15, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. and was 22 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Neil and Gina Anger of Bridgeville. Juliette was welcomed home by her proud big sister, Jenna; dogs, Samantha, Diamond and Hershey; and cat, Sage. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cannon and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wells, all of Bridgeville. Maternal

G. Stan, Jennifer and big brother Carter Bradley of Laurel, are proud to announce the arrival of their twins, Lillie Mae and Reid Hudson Bradley. Lillie and Reid arrived on June 1, 2010. Lillie was born at 11:12 p.m. followed by Reid at 11:13. Lillie weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz., and Reid weighed 4 lbs. Grandparents are Marty and Sherry Holmes of Bridgeville, and Sylvia and the late Donald Bradley of Laurel. Greatgrandparents are Joe Layton Sr. of Mardela Springs, Md. and Dorothy Holmes of Tallahassee, Fla. Stan is the assistant director of Athletics for External Affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Jennifer is a first grade teacher at Woodbridge Elementary School.

Margaret Messick weds Edward Roberts

The Chapel at Dover Air Force Base was the scene of the marriage of Peggy Messick to Ed Roberts of Seaford, June 16, 2010, at 3 p.m. Chaplain Major Timothy Sturgill performed the double ring ceremony, witnessed by Ruth King of Camden, Del., and Melissa Quale of Dover, both members of the Chaplaincy Department. Ruth sang a

lovely acapella arrangement of “O Perfect Love” as the bride and groom processed down the aisle. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts will celebrate their marriage on a cruise from New York to New England and Canada in July. Afterward, they will return to their Seaford residence, spending winter months in their Clearwater, Fla., home.


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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010



Cast members Devon Lynch of Georgetown, Hannah Powers of Georgetown, John Hare of Seaford and Lydia August of Rehoboth rehearse a scene from Around the World in 80 Days, which opens July 14.

‘Around the World’ ticket sales The classic adventure “Around the World in 80 Days” will be performed at Possum Hall in Georgetown by the Possum Juniors on July 14-18. High School Senior and Possum Junior President Conor Small of Lewes is directing the Possum Junior (PJ) production. The cast of 24 includes youth from throughout the area. The humorous play takes the audience on the travels of Phileas Fogg, played by John Hare of Seaford, with Devon Lynch of Georgetown as his fastidious French manservant Monsieur Passepartout. The two are being chased by Detective Fix, but they cannot be sure if Fix - a role taken by Lexi August of Rehoboth Beach - is for them or against them. Come join Possum Point Players and watch

Circus Hollywood to perform

Circus Hollywood will perform for the first time ever at this year’s Delaware State Fair, July 22–31. Originating in Czechoslovakia in the 1830’s, the world renowned Coronas troupe has preserved its traditional European flavor in a unique combination with today’s theatrics and death defying stunts. Circus Hollywood has progressed from its initial aerial thrill show in 1952 at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City to an array of international daredevils, animal trainers, clowns, aerialists and acrobats. Producer Serge S. Coronas has met the challenge of developing a show so versatile that it can play anywhere. Circus Hollywood will be performing adjacent to the sponsor lot at the Delaware State Fair. Check the Delaware State Fair calendar online at for a complete listing of show times.

Travel with Del Tech this summer

The general public is invited to enjoy day-trips this summer offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Take an intergenerational trip! Children and grandchildren will be inspired by the brand-new, interactive Delaware Children’s Museum in

these world-travelers rescue a damsel in distress, combat the natives while crossing the American wilderness, jump a train off the tracks, miss their boat, find another, and overall race time and time zones in a vast journey. Possum Juniors meets monthly during the school-year and produces a show every summer. They do everything from directing to acting and behind the scenes. Audience-members are urged to reserve their tickets. Possum Point Players is accepting reservations for all five performances. Performances are at 7 p.m. on July 14-17, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. Tickets are $10, or $9 for seniors and students. For tickets, call the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560. Wilmington on Thursday, July 8. The museum contains several fun and educational exhibits such as a simulation of rowing down the Christina River, learning about architecture and what makes a house sustainable, and climbing in a 30-foot structure. Shop, watch a Broadway show or visit museums in New York City on Wednesday, July 14. The time is yours to do as you please. See the hilarious American classic “Guys and Dolls” performed by The Brandywiners, Ltd., one of the largest nonprofit theatrical groups in the Delaware Valley, on the stage of Longwood Gardens’ picturesque outdoor theatre on Thursday, July 29, in Kennett Square, Penn. Spend the day learning and observing animals from around the world at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 31. Don’t miss the magical musical “Mary Poppins” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 a year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

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MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

School News Worcester Prep grads receive $2.5m in scholarships The forty-nine graduates of the Worcester Preparatory School Class of 2010 received a total of 104 academic and merit scholarships totaling over $2.5 million from colleges, universities and community organizations. Next year they will attend 33 different schools in 13 states. The commencement included an address from Worcester County States Attorney, Joel J. Todd, who was a member of Worcester’s first graduating class in 1973. The invocation and benediction were given by Rabbi Susan Warshaw of Temple Bat Yam in Berlin, Md. Diplomas were presented by Board of Trustees President Charles R. Jenkins and Headmaster Barry W. Tull. Commencement awards included: Valedictorian, Megan Rosales; Salutatorian, Brad Harris; Best All-Round Senior, Katie Marshall; Student Government Association Gavel, Brad Harris; American Legion Awards - Austin Cook, Julian Greer; Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Marisa Grimes; Sons of the American Revolution, Justin Butler; Geoffrey C. Derrickson Art Award, Max Perim; Erin Brooks Mullen Drama Award, Chelsea Thaler; Decker Theater and Music Award, Maura Burton; Ocean Pines Players Scholarship, Chelsea Thaler; Ocean City Lacrosse Scholarships - Justin Butler, Sara Noyes; Green Turtle Scholar Athlete Scholarship, Christina Vosters; Ravens

Roost Scholarships - Marisa Grimes, Sara Noyes; Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, Marisa Grimes; Robert Lee Edwards Scholarship, Paige Spangler; Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Marisa Grimes; William E. Kelly Math Award, Brad Harris; Libby Vach Novel Award, Connor Douglass; Quota Club of Ocean City Award, Marisa Grimes; Lohmeyer Journalism Scholarship, Brandon Thaler; State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Awards - Megan Rosales, Brad Harris; Perfect Attendance K-12, Taylor Beauchamp; National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Connor Douglass; National Merit Commended Scholars - Michael Dowling, Megan Rosales; Perfect 800 scores on College Board Testing and Achievement Testing - Brad Harris, Tom Barranger, Betsy Desmarais, Michael Dowling; Distinguish Scholars Finalist Talent, Max Perim; Achievement Semi-Finalist, Brandon Thaler; Achievement Honorable Mention, Julian Greer, Max Perim; Advanced Placement Scholars – (with Distinction) - Brad Harris, Max Perim, Megan Rosales, Paige Spangler; (with Honor) - Connor Douglass, Julian Greer, (AP Scholars) - Adam Albright, Tom Barranger, Betsy Desmarais, Michael Dowling, Bethany Frick, Marisa Grimes, Katie Marshall, Brandon Thaler, Chelsea Thaler, and Elizabeth Twilley.

In early May, Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus in Georgetown held its 30th annual Student Awards Program. An Outstanding Student Award is presented each year to one student from each associate degree or diploma curriculum. The selections for these awards are based on academic excellence, relationships with peers and staff, and other campus/community service contributions. Other presentations during the program were the Andre Higgins Alumni Graduation Award, given to a graduating student who has distinguished him/herself while pursuing an academic career; the Bernard Luterancik Engineering Award, given to an outstanding student in the architectural engineering technology; and special recognition of students in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society student, and two members of the 2010 All-Delaware Academic Team. The following area students received 2010 Outstanding Student Awards:

Degrees - Business, Accounting — Jeffery Hicklin, Seaford; Business, Management — Matthew Esterson, Blades; Entrepreneurship — T. Chad Miller, Laurel; Office Administration, Office Software Specialist — Lyn Williams, Bridgeville; Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology — Travis Milam, Bridgeville; Biotechnology — Nathan R. Hill, Greenwood; Occupational Therapy Assistant — Amy West, Bridgeville; Criminal Justice — Brett Shockley, Laurel; Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development — Tory Matthews, Seaford; Elementary Education — Joshua T. Dunn, Laurel; Mathematics Secondary Education — Bradley Snyder, Seaford; Middle Level Mathematics Education — Becky Peterson, Seaford Diplomas - Practical Nursing — Erin M. DelFarno, Seaford; Commercial Transportation — Frances Farmer, Laurel Special Presentation Awards - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – Brett Shockley, Laurel; 2010 All-Delaware Academic Team – Nathan R. Hill, Greenwood

Top Worcester Prep Commencement awards were presented to: (from left) Katie Marshall, Salisbury, Best All-Round Student; Brad Harris, Rehoboth Beach, Salutatorian; and Megan Rosales, Seaford, Valedictorian.

Laurel High School students named Del Tech recognizes outstanding to honor roll for fourth quarter 2010 students with awards program The following students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter at Laurel High School. 9th grade – Ashley Anderson, Johana Bowles, Jacob Bradley, Patty Bredbenner, Bryce Bristow – All A’s, Briana Camper, Alexandra Carreno, Caine Collins – All A’s, Brittany Creppon, Andrew Davis, Samantha Dykes – All A’s, Tanza Feathers – All A’s, Brandon Gomez – All A’s, Logan Green, Ashley Hastings, Erin Hastings, Jordn Justice, Emily Lance – All A’s, Haley Layton, Coty Lineweaver, Miriam Lopez, David Lowrey, Aaliyah McCoy, Katelyn McNulty, Ahlayah Perry-Fooks – All A’s, Breanna Rubino, Amanda Ryan – All A’s, Morgan Slavin – All A’s, Austin Suit, Erik Sweet, Emma Torres, Grace Wood – All A’s, Rachel Young 10th grade – Harry Barr – All A’s, Breada Boyce, Alexandra Butterworth – All A’s, Collin Butterworth – All A’s, Stephanie Charleron, Cory Cutsail, Stephanie Duke, Erin Eudy, Amanda Fisher – All’s, Carrie Gambrill, Courtney Gordy, Kyrone Jones, George Lecates – All A’s, Trene’ Maddox, Ashley Marvel, Amanda

McGarvey, Allysa Miller, Keenan Mitchell – All A’s, Arnell Puckham, Kaitlynn Ritchie, Kaleb Scott, Crystal Staples, Tangee Taylor, Rosanne Thornton, Phillip Tonelli, Bridget Townley, Elizabeth Waite 11th grade – Brooke Brittingham, Christina Chambers, Lindsay Dolby, Sophonie Ilera, Da Young Kang, Dana Marshall, John Parrish, Johanna Ray, Tyler Reed, Jeremy Taylor, Brandon Thompson – All A’s, Zachary Toadvine 12th grade – Morgan Beard, Sherloune Charleron, Justin Collins, Christopher Cutsail, Mariah Dickerson, Mykeisha Dixon, Samantha Dize, Stuart Follin, Eric Hastings, Caitlin Herscher – All A’s, Lauren Hitch, Lemetrius Horsey, Chase Jester, Richard Melvin, Jessica Moore, Nicholas Munoz, Kari Noftsinger, Alexis Oliphant, Kelsey Oliphant, Taylor Oliphant, Medgine Picard, Ashley Pruitt, Christopher Purnell – All A’s, Daniel Rubino, Alex Rushing, Sierra Spicer, Tori Spicer, Derek Street, Uzma Uddin, Fritzneider Ulysse, Colby Watts, Kyle West, Stephanie Wheatley, Tyler Whitney, Ashley Zarrello

MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010


School News Hastings named to dean’s list

Aubrey J. Hastings of Seaford has been named to the dean’s list at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., for the spring 2010 semester. Hastings, a sophomore, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Hastings.

Hemmen named to dean’s list

Adeline Hemmen of Seaford, is among 625 students named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. Hemmen is a graduate of Seaford Senior High School. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in at least three unit courses to be named to the dean’s list.

Jones makes dean’s list

Jessica Jones of Seaford has been named to the dean’s list for the winter/ spring term at Centre College, in Danville, Ky., an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average. Jones is the daughter of Terri Jones of Seaford and David Jones of Townsend.

Flagg named to dean’s list

Daniel H. Flagg, of Seaford, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at Virginia Tech. He is a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Kmetz named to dean’s list

Nicholas P. Kmetz, a member of the Class of 2012 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean’s list for his outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2009-10 year. Kmetz, a graduate of Indian River High School, is an economics major. He is the son of Paul and Mary Kmetz of Laurel.

Wharton on Dean’s List

Kip Wharton was named to the Dean’s List with Distinction for the spring 2010 semester at Grove City College, in Pennsylvania. To qualify for this list, a student must have an average of 3.6 to 3.84. Wharton is majoring in philosophy. He is a 2007 graduate of Salisbury Christian School. His parents are Kip and Wendy Wharton of Laurel.

Delmar students named to honor roll The following students have been named to the merit/honor roll for the fourth quarter at Delmar Middle & Senior High School. Grade 12 Merit Honor Roll: Joan Ball, Casey Bellamy, Britany Brooks, Jazmine Brown, Heather Conoway, Nicholas Damico, Richard Dickerson II, Mallory Elliott, Calvin Esham, Shanna Hearn, Natasha Holland, Chelsea Hudson, Kiera Hudson, Kirsten Kervin, Nikkia King, Scott Kunkowski, Kelsey Lambrose, Meredith Layfield, Joshua Messick, Amelia Mitchell, Mary Niblett, Kevin Nichols, Ashleigh Pais, Christina Parsons, Brinkley Rayne, Lauren Ruark, Amanda Searing, Sara Shaw, Dylan Shupe, Joshua Smith, Stephanie Smith, Alison Tingle, Noah Vincent, Megan Warren, Dillon Wien, Leah Wilson Grade 12 Honor Roll: Megan Beach, Abby Bond, Denzel Brown, Morgan Brown, Kevin Cahall, Amanda Campbell, Funda Cantulay, Jennifer Carr, Ashley Caruso, Stacey Daniels, Jason Donoway Jr., Amanda Fields, Jeffrey Fleetwood Jr., Spencer Fothergill, Kamisha Green, Charne’ Leatherbury, Roland Morris III, Hersh Patel, Corey Phillips, Julia Poole, James Schnepel, Kira Selby, Subrina Shockley, Rhiannon Smith, Trea Spence, Maurice Stratton Jr., Joshua Tauber, Elizabeth Warren Grade 11 Merit Honor Roll: Haley Barrall, Kristyn Beauchamp, Chelsey Cornelius, Alexander Ellis, Meagan Farber, Leah Gilmore, Kimberly Hopkins, Kourtney Hudson, Cecilia Lehman, Haley Littleton, Lauren Massey, Ashley Matos, Tarl Newberry, Bethany Pennewell, Skylar Schirtzinger, Tyler Spiker, Brian Thaw, Brent Tran, Hailee Travis, Jaclyn Watts, Shannon Webb, Caila White, Hannah Wilkinson, Miranda Wood, Brittany Wroten Grade 11 Honor Roll: Tiffany Alexander, Logan Baxter, Andrew Bergeron, Lucas Blewitt, Arielle Champagne, Noman Choudhry, Nicholas Cooper, Janae Corbin, Takara Cottman, Della Curtis, Katelynn DeFelice, Darin Doyle, Ashley Elliott, Sierra Elliott, Tyneisha Gattis, Lyndsey Gerstle, Thomas Gray, Shawn Hill, Courtney Jones, Jessica Ludemann, Kourtney Mansfield, Shane McAllister, Ryan McCulley, Brittany Parks, Jessica Parsons, Morgan Parsons, Chelsea Ralph, Darren Reid Jr., Corey Robertson, Sierra Schritzinger, Allison Scott, Mustafa Shauket, Sherrylynn Shockley Grade 10 Merit Honor Roll: Kendra Bailey, Genevieve Booth, Kayla Brennick, Carlee Budd, Hunter Causey, Shante Douglas, Erika Downes, Taylor Elliott, Connor Hill, Samantha Johnson, Dillon Koval, Christina Lehman, Justin McCain, Danielle McWilliams, Samantha Parsons, William Poole, Jackie Presley III, Jessica Rickards, Alexis Smith, Carl VanGessel, Matthew Waldman Grade 10 Honor Roll: Amber Austin, Brian Baker II, Lindsie Barrall, Brittany Bolen, Mary Bradshaw, Chelsea Brown, Courtney Bunting, Jeffry Caskey, Taylor Collins, Monisha Dennis, Hailey Fretz,

Caitlin Frey, Parth Gadani, Shelby Hill, Rockell Jackson, Tevin Jones, Brittanie Kelly, Taylor Malcom, Jerosalee Medico, Matthew Miller, Adwoa Nyame, Caroline Phillips, Alexandria Phippin, Gabriella Rairan, William Salerno, Donya Smith, Christina Stehl, Kerry Ward, Rebecca Witzke Grade 9 Merit Honor Roll: Brittany Bennett, Marissa Bradley, Ashley Brobst, Alyxandria Chaivre, Keyana Gaines, David Goslee, Brittany Groover, Ayza Hayat, Caleb Hunter, Ronald Knight, Sierra Maitland, Kiernan Maloney, Melinda Matos, Jared Messick, Megan O’Day, Bethany Parsons, Alex Seymore, Jonathan Smith, Jenna Watts Grade 9 Honor Roll: Amanda Ball, Victoria Blewitt, Caroline Brannock, Amore’ Buonopane, Autumn Campbell, Megan Daye, John Dayton Jr., Kaitlyn Donaway, Joshua Elliott, Levi Gilmore, Bridgette Hamilton, William James, Lyndsi Jones, Amber Kirby, Hunter LeCates, Jenny Lee, Amanda Malone, Matthew Martel, Stephen McGoogan, Lisa Melvin, Brooke Naumann, Christine Prado, Michaela Rittenhouse, Sierra Schultheis, Miranda Scurti, Erin Sensenig, Brooke Spicer, Allyson Thompson, De’Vonna Towns, Brain Tran, Jessica Walter Grade 8 Merit Honor Roll: Zanjibeal Albarr, Danielle Bradley, Sha’Kyra Butler, Michael Carney, Taryn Cornish, Taylor Dashiell, Briana Davis, Emily Davis, Jade Downes, Amanda Elliott, Sara Ellis, Lauren Frey, Jessica Gerstle, Larry Gilmore III, Kristina Gove, Brittany Harris, Kara Hughes, Tessa Jarvis, Otto Jester Jr., Jacob Johnson, Jalesa Johnson, Jeremy Joyner, Brandon Kershaw, Kyle King, Mackenzie Kowalski, Dalton Layfield, Samantha Layfield, Ariana Lucas, Stephen Michaels, Elizabeth Mills, Augusto Morales, Tionna Morris, Benjamin Noonan, Aerial Nurse, Mariah Nutter, Dhvani Patel, Kajol Patel, Shivang Patel, Holly Records, Elijah Rodriquez, Jessica Sauders, Nathanial Schilling, Travis Sewell, Tyler Sewell, Brehanna Sigwalt, Amber Smith, Taylor Smith, Zoe Sonnier, Virginia Webb, Xulemie Williams, Tressie Windsor, Hannah Young Grade 8 Honor Roll: Cody Adams, William Adkins, Carl Anderton, Alyssa Atkins, Gregory Baker, Ericka Barbecho, William Bounds, Timothy Brasure, Erin Brumbley, Robert Budd, Colby Cambron, Angela Carter, Justin Conklin, Evan Davis, Chad Dempsey, Taylor Dennis, Nicholas Denson, Willis Dickerson, Rakeem Dixon, Kendra Fontaine, Autumn Ford, Eric Frayne, Ashley Goslee, Shelton Gray, Marques Hale, Ashiona Handy, Chase Harmon, Justin Hernan, Robert Jennette, Julia Kellett, Tara Kershaw, Sierra Lane, Ernest Leatherbury III, Dylan Lister, Brooke Lynch, Priscilla Magner, Justin Meschino, Alysia Mills, Samantha Mitchell, Daniel Moore, Danielle Napier, Savannah Neubert, Hannah Park, Chantel Parker, Karon Patton, Brandon Peterman, Danielle Peterman, Jordan Reynolds, Cassidy Rogers-Shockley, Katherine Selby, Rayima

Sherod-Stanley, Shaleena Shivers, Natalie Smith, Shaina Thompson, Tamara Truitt, Jessica Whaley, Keon White, Shelby Wilson, Dustin Wolfgang, Clarisse Young Grade 7 Merit Honor Roll: Cristina Arce, Sequoia Bernard, Dylan Brumbley, Nina Chen, Henry Cheng, Anam Choudhry, Zachary Coco, Brianna Czwalina, Kristy Davis, Zachary Egolf, Dillon Fletcher, Ta’Kyrah Gibson, Sierra Grachik, Kenneth Holler, Renee Jennette, Rebecca Johnson, Koy Langless, Shane Leatherbury, Joshua Lord, Zane Luffman, Cameron Malone, Magdalena Martinez, Victoria McDonough, Tiffany Meadows, Alex Moore, Hannah Mudge, Katelyn Muir, John Pleasanton, Travis Quillin, Kylie Reinhardt, Samatha Romero, Demyra Selby, Jessica Shockley, Savanna Shores, Theran Smith, Zachery Teter, Caroline White Grade 7 Honor Roll: Kayla Adkins, Cheridan Allen, Alyssa Andrus, Karlie Arter, Austin Bergeron, Bethany Bolen, Julie Brennick, Hope Campbell, Nadirah Collins, Hannah Crenshaw, Tasjah Davis, Jessica Elliott, Ethan Ellis, Taylor Graham, Chase Harding, Alexis Holland, Sara Howard, Alisha Justice, Cierra Langville, Joshua Lanier, Krista Lepter, Mackayla Malone, Jeffrey Melvin, Sharazzia Mills, Benjamin Mitchell, Timothy Moore, Linet Moya, Brandon Penn, Justin Phippin, Jordan Reed, Lauren Robertson, Brooke Ryan, Christiana Schilling, Shelby Shores, Nathaniel Smith, Lauren Spicer, Danielle Thompson, Clyde Towns, Cody Vojtko, Ethan Walker, Kyra Webb, Rebecca Wheatley Grade 6 Merit Honor Roll: Sadie Addlesberger, Shania Bailey, John Bell Jr., Andrew Blewitt, Kevin Bradshaw, Katleyn Bromwell, Charles Brown, Trent Carr, Benjamin Dashiell, Jasmin Deal, Emily Dill, Mathew Dill, Nathan Dill, Lauren Fleetwood, Miranda Haday, Molly Harmon, Amna Hayat, Madison Hill, Hannah Hosier, Alyvia Hutley, Aubrie Jones, Devan Just, Andrew Knight, Brady Knight, Jenna Lloyd, Sebastian Machado, Katelyn MvGlaughlin, Drew Michaels, Autumn Moore, Kassadi Morris, Dhruv Patel, Janvi Patel, Brooklynn Pearsall, Rachel Piper, Taylor Reid, Dale Rhodes Jr., Sean Riggins, Alexis Rodriquez, Alexander Rosenthal, Melanie Smith, Daniel Smullen, Cyrus Teter, Logan Thomas, David Vickers, Nathaniel Vincent, Paige Vincent, Timothy Ward, Amy Wilber, Heather Windels Grade 6 Honor Roll: Bonnie Andrews, Ashely Arter, Brooke Bishop, Willie Brown III, John Craven, Brittany Deal, Lauren Defelice, Konner Dykes, Rachel Giamelle, Alexander Gibb, Tra’Naizah Handy Joseph Hubbard, Kaiya Hudson, Carol Ann Hughes, Maxwell Meegan, James Nibblett, Parker O’Day, Kari O’Quinn, Niral Patel, Taylor Phillips, Timothy Rippel, Dylan Ross, Katherine Schell, Joshua St. Louis, Cameron Stanley, Brandon Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Paige Twilley-Webster, Zachary Tyler, Amy Wise


MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

School News Seaford Middle students are named to honor roll Distinguished Honor Roll Grade 6 - Tai’Ron Andre Abbott, Nayab Abid, Anthony Brian Alanis, Sheila Artiga, Cameron Baynum, Colin Christopher Bergh, Autumn Lei Bone, Kyler Nicholas Norman Brightwell, Michaela Noelle Brodie-Willey, Emma Rose Buttridge, Bryant Lee Cannon Jr., Haley Aleen Cannon, Austin James Carmean, Heaven Lee Carter, Alican Ceylan, Brandon Conley, Taylor Lynn Conley, Nicholas Ryan Coulbourn, Breanna Summer Dean, Janeise Drayton, Nicole Evette Drummond, Carine Duverger, Ludjina Dwardine Edouard, William Robert Elliott, Cristofer Erik Frederick, Vincent Gao, Christyn Ashley Geniesse, Ilse Geovanna Gomez-Flores, Jerry Lamont Greene, Raheem Griffin, Jorge Gualpa, Nathan Jon Hanenfeld, Ruby Lynn Harris, Jessica Shae Hennessey, Jonathan Eric Jackson, Ti’Asha Lee-Ayre Johnson, Matthew Tyler King, Shelby Marie Lankford, Amber Lovelace, Zachary Brian Marine, John Tyler Martin, Dwayne Russell McConnell, Lauren Lynn Melton, Deonise Mondestin, James David Moore, Rylie Jennifer Moore, Gina Norman, Rene Ojeda-Perez, Esteban Antonio Orozco-Andujo, James Connor Pennington, Peyton Perkins, Jody Pimental, Pajuah Mariah Purnell, Elizabeth M. Ramsey, Emily Elaine Richardson, Angela Lee Rust, Greggory Jaren Schwamberger, Travis P. Shockley, Shianne Paige Sparrow, Brennan Nicholas Stark, Arlenys TorresRivera, Joshua Kenneth Trammell, Alexis Paige Vickers, Savannah Renee Vincent ,Alexys Danielle Welch, Zaneilia Diamone West, Rachel Faith Woottn, Michael Julian Yelverton Grade 7 - Nelson Amisial, Kristie Jo Beyer, Haylee Lynn Cain, Michael Erin Coggin, Gretchen Emily Daehn, Sara E. Davis, Darius Tyree Deshields, Samantha Marie Flynn, Nicholas A. Gray, Omar Torres Gutierrez, Jeffrey Kyle Hill, James L. King II, Quinn X. Kirby, Kimberly Brook Lipsett, Michael Thomas Mahetta,

Keyli Yanira Mazariegos Diaz, Tiffany Mendible, Kaila Muniz, Tuyet-Kha Thi Nguyen, Mary Catherine Niles, Trung Tin Pham, Guadalupe Pineda-Gonzalez, Sydney A. Ricketts, Tyler Andre Savage, Jade Brooke Singleton, Shania Mona’E Trammell, Zachary M. Truitt, Susan Belinda Velasquez-Perez, Corey Lachlan Wallace, Rebecca Lynn Zachry, Zachary David Zellhart Grade 8 - Breanna Nicole Andrews, Sarah Lynne Bell, Damian Ty-Lee Bluto, Amethyst Nicole Brasfield, Christian Alexander Caredio, Haley Jane Cherrix, Tyiana Monique Clark, Bradley Aaron Cook, Jenna Lynn Cottet, Rae’Kwan Ra’mier-Barry Deshields, Raiquan Markell Deshields, Nhu Quynh Do, Ashley Marie Gray, Donald Trevor Hare, Johnathan Mitchell Hare, Shelby Marie Hignutt, Tiffanni Lita Hinds, Braiden A. Johnson, Vanessa Dione Joseph, Nicholas Keith Karek, Sage Ryan Kelley, Jenna Lynn Lord, Megan Christine Mahetta, Faith Michelle Maltby, Alicia Martinez, Jessica Sandra Massey, Courtney Ann Michel, Alexander Martin Mitan, Shyanne Faye Nichols-Bailey, Masha O’Bryan, Dhruvilkumar S. Patel, Darlaine Paul, Taylor Skye Pavone, Connor Jordan Perry, Lisa Thanh Pham, Taylor Alexander Prance, William Alexander Roblero-Puac, Natalie L. Sava, Stefka Luventha Simon, Jordan Shane Spicer, Brynescha Denise Stanley, Shaiquan Thomas, Jennifer V. Vasquez Cantarero, Gene Rabe Wildonger, Matthew Alan Wilson, Mackenzie P. Wooters, Troy Joseph Wright Regular Honor Roll Grade 6 - Dai’Ron Antuan Abbott, Brady Cole Absher, Saul Arbaiza, Timothy Scott Baker, Emanuel Beckett III, Garverich William Besnoska, Alexis Gabrielle Bloomfield, Cierra Renae Bramble, Katelynn Simone Brittingham, Mack Harrison Caplan, Aliyah Brenea Carmean, Ruby Castrejon, Shawn Kwanita Chartin,

Robert Swisher Clagg, Taylor Renee Collins, Amiah Danae Cooke, John Domond, Courtney Nicole Eskridge, Cuauhtemoc Espinoza, Olivia Evans, Nanette La’Vera Griffin Edwards, Taylor Elizabeth Hastings, Aaliyah DeJah Hill, Darell Rashad Horsey, Isiah Devon Horsey, Ian Matthew Jager, Sabrina Madison Jefferson, Laqwan Tyree Johnson, Matthew Shayne Joseph Wingate, Shai Ronae Kenney, Dylan Michael Kensinger, Kiara Bone’E Kilgo, Elijah Dante Knowles, Suzanne Marie Ledsworth, Jacob A. Lee, Rose Manoucheka Louis, Elisha Raven Marks, Anthony Wayne Marshall Jr., Dalyn Brielle McInnis, Brittany A. Mohr, Kelsee Moore, Ariana Marie Myers, Gabriella Olivince, Ashil Patel, Anika Laniah Purnell, Antynesha Denise Roach, Evan Garrett RothO’Day, Ronalda Sainphard, Somantha Signey, Marvin Spady, Brooklynne Lache Stevenson, Ashley Marie Stewart, Marlon Aldair Trejo, Dylan O’Toole Wagner, Meggan Marie Walton, Stephanie Brooke Wheatley, Amber-Mae Wilson Grade 7 - Briana M. N. Abbott, Devonta T. Adamson, Memoree Anne Adkins, Tamia Adkins, Jose Antonio AlmanzaBaltazar, Teona Shawnte Andrews, Rosalinda Valentina Barron, Taylor LaFaye Biles, Precious Franchesca Bivens, Alexis Bolden, Kiana Danielle Brown, Dalton William Cameron, Kayprece Cannon, Stefan M. Cannon, Joseph Gonzalo Castel De Oro, Peyton B. Chaffinch, Adam Christopher Connelly, Rachel R. Covey, Tyler Frederick Daniels, Michael Edward Delgado, Dimarco Dorsey, Jeremy Grant Dulis, Dwardly Valner Edouard, Megan Beth Faulkner, Natalie Marie Fryling, Citlalic Garcia-Martinez, Gretta Hernandez Gomez, Tamia Jeanette Goslee, Cooper E. Hearn, Corrinna A. Hitch, Charles Edward Hopkins, Brianna Onay Horsey, Alexia Faye Decarla Jackson, Ricky Johnson, Amanda Jean Jones, Kelsie Brook Joseph, Austin David Kraft, Allissa Ann Mann, Zenobia A. McIvor-Smalley, Pierrevil

Mondestin, Sabrina Motta, Derek Scot Murphy, Roxanne Arlene Patrick, William A Pruitt Jr., Jeff Tom Cotonon Ramos, Devin James Redding, Tory Lynne Ruark, Emmaly Salkowitz, Aylea Sandifer, Rian Annabeth Shirey, Casandra Morgan Stanley, Diamond Thomas, Seth Christopher Thomas, Kyle Tingle, Tana N. Tingle, Josue Reno Toledo, Erykah Lach’E Tolliver, Thalia Marivel Torres, Terry-Ann Lee Weiss, Brittani Wortmann Grade 8 - Jodi Ann Abraham, Adam Absher, Katlin Renee Banks, Jordan N. Barr, Kevin Barrios, Tanaja C. Beckett, Nicholas S. Bennett, Rhiannon Nichole Besnoska, Andrae Bowden, Jyree’ Jabar Brice, Brandyn Rasean Brittingham, Robert Nelson Brown, Justin Michael Call, Alex Steven Caporale, Tugce Ceylan, Ann Marie Childress, Ashley N. Clergeau, Kyrstie Lynn Collins, David Daniel Cyr Jr., Henson Destine, Allison M. Draper, Margarita Lucia Elvira-Mendoza, Rigoberto Elvira-Mendoza Jr., Shawnna Esham, Taschiana Gibbs-Hughes, Brenda Antonia Gonzalez, Caleb Isaiah Handy, Kerlisha Shandell Hayes, Kole Michael Hearn, Devon Lamont Hunt, Shahiem Terez Johnson, Dylan Lee Joseph, Nikales Charles Joseph, Sidney A. Kilgo, Kierra Shanice Kilgoe, Taylor Nicole Knox, Joshua Ryan Lee, Jonathan Alejandro Lopez-Gomez, Catherine Jennifer Mackler, Shakita Shana Major, Andrea L. Marshall, Cassandra Renee Meding, Austin Blaze Moore, Bruce Lamont Mosley Jr., Gina Iveth Niz, Elissa A. Orozco, Joshua William Porter, Tequilla Monae Robinson, Donald Leroy Roe IV, Ana Sandra Rojas-Labra, Shanda Alexis Saylor, Haleigh Rebecca Shrensel, Jameisha Victoria Smith, Leah Lashaun Snead, Brooke Lee Squatrito, Brandon Kyle Sturgis, Jessica Lynn Taylor, Ta’Jon Elijah Thomas, Angelica Torres, Kayla Nicholle Trice, Victor Vega Jr., Esnika Veillard, Gray Robert Venables, Jordan Christopher Walls YOUNG AUTHOR WINNERS - Worcester Prep’s winners in the Young Authors’ Short Story and Poetry competitions for the 2009-2010 school year were: (from left, front) Regan Lingo, Rehoboth Beach; Abigail Bright, Berlin, Md.; Ali Schwartz, Seaford; Megan Rosales, Seaford; Emmi Shockley, Ocean City, Md., Michelle Stickler, Lewes; Ty Burton, Millsboro; Lauren Meoli, Rehoboth Beach; Jordan Welch, Ocean Pines, Md.; (back) Hunter Marshall, Pocomoke, Md.; Brandon Thaler, Ocean City; Christopher Potvin, Snow Hill, Md.; Jordan Kilgore, Eden, Md.; Trent Hartman, Ocean City; Jim Engel, Salisbury; Devin Hammond, Berlin; Kelley Chandler, Berlin; Rayne Parker, Ocean City; John Lewis, Ocean City; and Hope Evans, Selbyville. Not pictured are Emma Richardson and Chase Powell. Michelle Stickler and Ali Schwartz were also State of Maryland first place winners for their grade levels.

MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010


Old stomping grounds came alive for weekend I visited my mother in Marion Station, Md. this weekend. I like to ony indsor stop by my old homestead and take in the country charm and the vast I am sure they were miles of nothingness. But, something was brewing this particular not excited about the weekend. There was big doin’s in the hamlet of Marion Station. It was idea of a bunch of ‘fora Strawberry Festival. eigners’ traipsing into Now, given the large number of such community events throughout town... our area, this may not sound like a major deal. To me, however, this was akin to the World’s Fair. It was hotter than grandmom’s woodWhen I was a teenager growing up stove on Saturday afternoon, but there was in Marion Station, the most excitement no way I was going to miss this extraordiI could get on a semi-regular basis was watching Charles change tires at the down- nary community event. Plus, there would town gas station. We no longer had an out- be local strawberries. I could almost taste house, so gone were the hours of entertain- the sweet red berries as I thought about them sitting in a dish, covered in whipped ment provided by Dad as he used a shovel crème. to empty our outside restroom facility and So, off to downtown Marion Station bury it in a lye-filled hole.



Survey finds a record number of bald eagles in state of Delaware In past years, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s annual Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey – conducted as part of a nationwide survey – has found fewer than 40 birds in the state. However, in the 2010 survey, DNREC Wildlife Biologist Anthony Gonzon tallied a record 120 bald eagles – 77 adults and 43 immature birds, including resident nesting birds as well as winter visitors. The survey also located two new eagle nests, increasing the number of eagle territories in Delaware to 60. Gonzon noted that the actual number of bald eagles currently in Delaware could be higher, as more eagles are likely overwintering in parts of western Sussex County and north of the C&D Canal in New Castle County, both areas not covered by the survey. Federally de-listed as an endangered species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 2007, bald eagles remain listed as endangered in Delaware and continue to face many threats such as disturbance, pollutants and habitat loss. During the winter, Delaware is a second home for some bald eagles whose breeding grounds are farther north. These visitors come south to take advantage of food resources ranging from fish to carrion that may not be as plentiful in their northern territories in the winter. Because many birds will feed on road-killed animals and may not perceive the threat of an oncoming vehicle, winter can be a dangerous time. “In October 2009, a bald eagle was killed by a car while feeding along a roadside near Seaford, so motorists need to be especially aware of their possible presence on the roadways,” Gonzon said. In January, Delaware’s resident bald eagles are conducting nest maintenance, preparing to nest and defending their nesting territories from the northern invaders and each other. Once numbering as few as two to four nesting pairs during the 1980s, bald eagles continue to rebound in Delaware, largely due to federal protections.

Delaware’s mid-winter survey also marks the beginning of the Division’s annual nest monitoring program. From January through May, the Division conducts monthly aerial surveys of all known bald eagle nest sites. In 2009, the Division monitored 56 active bald eagle nesting territories in Delaware. Here are some tips for reporting bald eagle sightings: • Note the number of eagles observed and whether each eagle is an adult or immature. Adults display the distinctive completely white heads and tails. Immature bald eagles have mostly brown heads and tails, often with some white on their breasts and bellies, as well as under the wings. • Note what the eagle is doing. Is it flying or sitting? Is it carrying something or eating on the ground? • If the bald eagle is flying, note the direction that it flew from and the direction in which it was headed. • Note the time, date and location of the observation. Use nearest towns and intersections or prominent landmarks as reference points (for example, on Route 6, a half mile west of the intersection with Route 9). • If you believe you have located a bald eagle nest, please contact the Division as soon as possible. Please do not approach nesting eagles, as some pairs may be highly disturbed by innocent spectators. The Division of Fish and Wildlife also receives many calls about possibly injured eagles, often sitting in fields or yards for long periods of time. In most cases, the eagles are perfectly healthy. Bald eagles may remain in a single location for hours as they recover from a territorial battle with other adult eagles or as they feed, rest and conserve energy. To report observations, potential nests or possible injuries, or to ask other questions, contact Wildlife Biologist Anthony Gonzon, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, at 302-653-2880, or by email at

we went, as eager as two buzzards hovering over a deer carcass. When we arrived in town we were not disappointed. There were banners hanging over the main street proclaiming “Somerset County Strawberry Festival.” Vendors lined the road selling strawberry shortcake, lemonade and hamburgers. Over to the right was the familiar site of the Marion Volunteer Fire Department and their open truck bay filled with their famous barbecued chicken. This was a scene from a Norman Rockwell picture. Now, for those of you who may think I am making light of this community event, you are wrong. I am sincere. The food was great, the entertainment, including the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Festival, was awesome and the turnout was very impressive. For a first attempt, I think the organizers did a phenomenal job. I was so excited to see the usually somewhat invisible community of Marion come to life in the midst of the festive environment. I just wondered why this could not have been done sooner. Well, I know why. When I was growing up the people living in Marion Station were completely immersed in farming and raising ducks and chickens. The only community events were Sunday morning at church. I think everybody in Marion Station figured that the annual Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield was enough of an event for everybody. Plus, I am sure they were not excited about the idea of a bunch of “foreigners” traipsing into town gawking at

Gas Lines

Gas prices continued to increase slightly last week in response to the recent rise in crude oil prices. Typically when oil prices increase it takes two to three weeks for gas prices to respond with an increase. The national average price for regular grade gasoline was $2.76 a gallon Friday – a 4-cent increase on the week, 9 cents higher than year ago prices, but still $1.35 less than the record of $4.11 set two years ago. Crude Oil Prices The growing threat of a tropical storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in crude oil gains Friday. If the storm develops and heads north, as some models suggest, it could disrupt clean-up efforts and oil refining in the Gulf. Crude oil ultimately closed last week at $78.86 Friday, up 23% since

then like they had three heads. Now, things have changed. The area around Crisfield and Marion Station has attracted “foreigners” who now call this home. The lure of the Little and Big Annemessex rivers off the shorelines of Coulbourne’s Creek in Marion Station, and the Chesapeake Bay just off the docks of Crisfield, attract people who find this lifestyle outstanding for retirement. So, traditions are beginning to fall away, replaced by some of the more familiar settings of the larger, more metropolis areas like Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t expect to see anything larger than a twostory chicken house under development in Marion Station for awhile. But, Saturday’s Strawberry Festival was living proof that there is still a lot of life left in this old farming town.

Look-In Glass Shoppe Sale

Shop for sneakers at discount prices in the lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Look-In Glass Shoppe, located within Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, is hosting an “A.S. Sneaker Sale” to include running shoes, cross trainers, basketball sneakers, walkers and clogs for ladies and men. Payroll deductions for purchases are available for eligible NHS employees. All proceeds from The Look-In Glass Shoppe benefit Nanticoke Health Services. hitting an intra-day low of almost $64 on May 20 and 10% below a 19-month intra-day high above $87 hit on May 3. A look ahead “As motorists gear up for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend, they have undoubtedly noticed the recent increase in gas prices,” said Jana L. Tidwell, acting manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA MidAtlantic. “Prices at the pump are catching up to recent crude oil increases, however, they remain well below the record highs we saw two years ago at this time. AAA expects gas prices will average between $2.70 and $2.80 a gallon through the Fourth of July weekend.” Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.599 to $2.729 a gallon. The high is even with a week ago, the low is six cents less.

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From left is the timbrel (tambourine) brigade that represented the Pendel Division from Sussex County: Maggie Ferren, 10, of Seaford; Janay Robins, 14, of Seaford; Rebecca Brabitz, 11, of Bridgeville; and Stacey Winters, 11, of Seaford.

Envoy Debbie Engel, Lt. Kelley Snyder-Polito and Envoy Chas Engel.

Youth compete at national level Snyder-Polito ordained, married Four young people from The Salvation Army of Sussex County (Seaford area) traveled to the Hilton in Rye, N.Y., on Saturday, June 5, to compete against other Salvationists from around the entire Eastern Territory (Maine down to Ohio/ Kentucky to Seaford) at Star Search. They included Maggie Ferren, 10, of Seaford; Janay Robins, 14, of Seaford; Rebecca Brabitz, 11, of Bridgeville; and Stacey Winters, 11, of Seaford. These young people placed first in various music/arts categories in the Pendel Division (Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware) to qualify for the territorial competition. They along with many others from the Seaford, Bridgeville and Laurel area will work to advance their music and arts skills this summer at Camp Ladore, the Pendel Division Camp in Waymart, Pa. For more information on music and other programs of The Salvation Army of

From left is Maggie Ferren, 10, of Seaford, who took third place in level one (up to age 11) brass and Rebecca Brabitz, 11, of Bridgeville, who took third place in level one voice.

Sussex County, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

Lts. Kelley and Kevin Polito were married at the School for Officer Training.

Lt. Kelley Snyder-Polito from The Salvation Army of Sussex County, Seaford, was commissioned and ordained as a Salvation Army officer (minister) on Sunday, June 6 at the West Chester Conference Center in White Plains, N.Y. Kelley just completed a two year training program at the School for Officer Training in Suffern, N.Y. As a student cadet, she undertook classes in Salvation Army doctrine, preaching, programs, business administration, music and much more. On June 15, 2010, she was married to Salvation Army officer Lt. Kevin Polito at the School for Officer Training. Upon returning from a honeymoon in Pagosa Springs, Colo., they have been assigned as assistant corps (church) officers in Hartford, Conn.

Nanticoke Post 6 installation of officers

Installation of officers of the Nanticoke Post 6 “family” — the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion — took place at the post home on Monday, May 10, 2010. Department officers from the three groups were present and did the installing. Pictured are 2010-2011 post, unit and squadron officers. Front row, from left: Susan PattenLorenzo, Mary Frances Patten, Nancy King, Dolores Taylor, Fran Turner and Bert Potteiger. Second row: Ruth McBride, Leon Brown, Peter Marcavage, George Keim, Bill Long and Michael Dietz. Third row: Bob Michael, Sharon Sheriff, Bill Miller, John Potter and Bill Hicks. Four row: John Russell, Charles Singman, Dennis Dinneen and Bob McBride.

TOP HONORS - The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW 4961 in Seaford in a recent competition won first place for their display of poppies entitled, “Freedom is not Free,” in honor of the men and women who gave everything so we can enjoy freedom.

New officers are on the job in Blades

MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010


By Cathy Shufelt

During the group’s June meeting, the Blades Town Council voted to approve the purchase of new computer software that will allow the town to work more appropriately with state and other necessary agencies as well as fix problems the town has been having with their utility billing system. The town will purchase software from Black Mountain Software that specializes in accounting and utility software for municipalities, state and county governments and schools. Town council members voted unanimously to purchase the approximately $13,000 software package with monies left from a grant. The Town of Blades also received the $30,000 Clean Energy Grant that will allow the purchase and installation of energy saving measures at both Blades Town Hall and Hardin Hall. Plans include the installation of energy efficient air conditioning and heating systems in both town hall and Hardin Hall, as well as energy saving flat screen computer monitors and lighting in town hall. The town will also receive approximately $20,000 from the Sussex County Council for the town’s police department. Blades Police Commissioner Earl Chaffinch announced that the two newest members of the Blades Police Department began patrolling on their own on June 14. Both officers completed their training and weapons certifications and residents will now see them working regular shifts in the area. The town is also applying for a grant that will allow them to hire another two new full-time officers who will be contracted to the town for up to three years. Council member Robert Atkinson brought to the council’s attention Delaware House Bill 364 that, if passed, will allow towns with three or more full-time police and/or fire department employees to unionize. This is a change from the current policy that states that towns with 25 or more full-time police and/or fire department employees are able to unionize. Many small towns throughout the state are opposed to this change and have signed letters outlining their objections. “If this bill passes, it will be very costly to small towns in the state,” said Atkinson. During his report on the town’s parks and cemeteries, Councilman Charles Greene thanked the council and area residents for their help and support during his time on the Blades Town Council. Greene then announced his resignation from the council due to health and family concerns. Greene explained that with health, family and council duties it is all “a little more than I can handle at this time.” Mayor Michael Smith thanked Greene for his dedication to the town and told everyone present that Greene had done a “very fine job” as Parks and Cemeteries Commissioner.

INSIGHT HOMES SUPPORTS TROOPS - On Saturday, May 29, Insight Homes, builder of energy efficient homes on the Shore, organized a bagel eating contest to help support military men and women and their families in honor of Memorial Day. LC Homes, the Lewes Volunteer Fire Department and Surf Bagel helped kick off the event, which was held at the Windstone community near Milton. Three hundred freshly baked bagels were donated for the contest from Surf Bagel in Lewes. More than $1,300 was raised and donated to Operation Homefront, an organization that helps support the troops and their families. T-shirts and yellow ribbon pins were given to everyone who entered the event or offered a donation. Winners in the adult division and junior divisions were given trophies and ribbons to commemorate their efforts. For more information about Insight Homes, visit

Death tax bill fate unknown With time ticking down on the 2010 legislative session, a new bill to eliminate Delaware’s “death tax” is pending action in the State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Rep. Deborah Hudson (R-Fairthorne), House Bill 492 would repeal the state’s estate tax that was reinstated last year as part of a $212 million package of new or increased taxes and fees. Prior to last year, the First State had not had an estate tax since 2005. “Of all the taxes the state imposes, this is perhaps the most onerous, shortsighted and unfair,” said Rep. Hudson said. “It amounts to government grave robbing. While we’re alive, the federal, state and local governments constantly have their collective hand in our pockets taxing us on the assets we earn and accumulate. Then when we die, they tax us again on the same property, standing between it and the family and friends to whom we’d like to leave it.” Rep. Hudson notes many states do not have an estate tax, placing Delaware at a competitive disadvantage. While Delaware’s version of the tax applies to estates valued at more than $3.5 million, Hudson says this works against its viability. “Everyone likes socking it to the rich,” Rep. Hudson said. “The problem with that is that the people occupying this upper strata of our society often own homes in other states that have no estate tax, or can easily acquire them. For them, changing

their residency is a completely practical option to avoid the tax. Unfortunately, when this happens, not only do we then lose the estate tax revenue, we also lose the revenue for income tax and other levies these people would have paid as Delaware residents.” Rep. Hudson said from a fiscal standpoint, she believes abolishing the tax now will actually increase state revenue as people who might have otherwise changed their residency choose to stay Delawareans and pay Delaware taxes. Supporters of the repeal measure, like Sussex County businessman and bill co-sponsor, State Rep. Gerald Hocker (R-Ocean View) also note the tax acts as a strong disincentive toward entrepreneurship. “The death tax creates a significant hurdle to people inheriting a small business. The bill they have to pay to government represents a significant cash burden they may struggle to meet. Faced with borrowing to pay the tax – assuming they can even get the financing – or closing the business and liquidating the assets, many choose the latter.” Rep. Hudson also points to some studies that claim that the estate tax imposes a large “compliance burden” on the U.S. economy – making it a costly tax to collect and one of the most inefficient means to generate revenue. The bill is pending action in the House Revenue & Finance Committee.

Biden to seek death penalty in murder of policeman

Biden to seek death penalty in murder of Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that he has decided to seek the death penalty at trial in the murder prosecution of Derrick Powell, who faces first degree murder and other charges in the death of Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer. Officer Spicer was shot and killed while responding to a police call on September 1, 2009. “Seeking the death penalty is one of the most important decisions an Attorney General makes. Today, I am announcing that we are seeking the death penalty for the murder of Officer Chad Spicer. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Officer Spicer’s family, the Georgetown community, and law enforcement throughout the State of Delaware who were all deeply affected by Officer Spicer’s murder.” Biden’s office has notified Powell’s attorneys of his decision. Prosecutors have been pursuing the case against Powell as a capital-eligible murder case since his arrest. Powell was arrested on September 1, 2009 and the Sussex County Grand Jury indicted him on first degree murder and other charges on November 23, 2009. Trial is scheduled to begin in Sussex County Superior Court on October, 11, 2010.


MORNING STAR • July 1 - 7, 2010

How do you support a candidate?

A recent letter writer proclaimed his “endorsement” of a political candidate stating, “I also told him (to Rep. Mike Castle) my vote in November will be for his opponent, Chris Coons, who supports ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’.” While I do not necessarily object to Mr. Marshall-Steele’s sentiments, nor the cause for which he advocates and I applaud and admire his courage and determination in speaking out on an issue he believes strongly in, what I specifically disagree with is employing a strategy of voting “against” a candidate on the basis of a single issue rather than voting “for” an individual on the sum total of all the issues. This, I feel, is a poor tactical decision. With so many issues facing our nation and our world today, it is statistically improbable that one would agree with any potential candidate one hundred percent of the time. I, for example, disagree with Rep. Castle’s support of Cap and Trade, however, I recognize his contributions to our state and nation, his proven leadership ability and his thoughtful and deliberative track record over the course of many, many outstanding years of service. New Castle County Executive Chris Coons has no such proven political record. It is said that one must “pick and choose your battles.” I am thankful every day that we all live in a country that allows us to do exactly that, including Mr. Marshall-Steele. However, endorsement of a competitor over a rival due to judgment on a singular issue, is in my opinion, a bad policy to promote. Penny L. Atkins


Bodenweiser explains candidacy

My name is Eric Bodenweiser and I am a candidate in the Republican Primary for the 19th State Senate District, which includes Georgetown, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Lincoln, Ellendale and Milton. I have been encouraged to run by people who are tired of career politicians raising their taxes and fees every year and making it tougher to succeed in this state. As a private citizen, I’ve been an outspoken Conservative for years. I encourage you to look into the voting record of every legislator before you consider voting for him or her. Elected office is a public trust and you should be able to trust that your elected official is voting properly. I encourage you to call me at 856-9395 and visit my website Every letter or public comment I have made for the last few years can be

Letters to the Editor

found there. I’m a fiscal and social conservative Christian. I’m pro-life and I support property and gun rights. I am opposed to the expansion of gambling casinos into Sussex County. When elected, I will work to get taxes and fees lowered. I will work to cut the bureaucratic red tape that strangles our competitiveness. I will work to cut wasteful government spending and keep government local where it is more accountable to the taxpayer. I will work to bring good paying jobs back to Sussex County and the 19th District and to bring back the jobs that have left here. I know that agriculture is the number one industry in Delaware and the 19th District. I will work to stop the politicians and bureaucrats in Dover from telling you how to run your farm and business. Small family businesses are the lifeblood of our economy in Sussex County, and right now they’re getting squeezed. We are losing our competitive edge and we can not afford to lose any more jobs. Some politicians are more concerned with getting themselves re-elected than doing what’s best for the people. I know that the government works for the people, not the other way around. I will not concern myself with re-election, therefore I will not be afraid to introduce conservative common sense legislation that most politicians will not introduce. I’m a 46 year resident of Sussex County, and a graduate of Sussex Central High School. I’m also a retired successful businessman (Bodie’s Dairy Markets) and an active member of Sussex County Bible Church. I’m a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. In my spare time I volunteer as a mentor in an elementary school and I’ve mentored for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. I’m active in my community and an outspoken advocate and member of the Delaware Family Policy Council. I’m not beholden to any special interest groups because I am not on a board of directors for any company or organization and I will gladly tell you where I stand on any issue. I do not compromise my principles and values simply to tell people what I think they want to hear. It is time we the people have clear-cut choices in candidates. I became a Republican when I first registered to vote. I shared much of the same values of Ronald Reagan, but too many in our party have abandoned conservatism simply to gain favor with liberals. Compromise with liberals has put us in the position we are faced with today. We must scale down government, promote economic freedom and elect people willing to do it. We are, by far, the most

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generous and giving people in the world. I believe non-profit organizations and churches will help those in need through voluntary giving if the state would stop taking so much of our disposable income by way of taxes and fees. I believe in personal responsibility and that we must move away from welfare and entitlement mentalities. Please support my campaign and vote for me on Tuesday, Sept. 14. You will always be glad you did, so help me God! Eric Bodenweiser


Who will humble you?

In light of the arrogant attitude that our legislatures in Dover and Washington have taken toward constituents in the last few years, I’m reminded of what the Bible has to say about this, “And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day,” (Isaiah 2:17). This year has been hard on man’s arrogance. Man likes to think he is in control of things, but earlier this year one little volcano in Iceland knocked a multi-billion dollar hole in international air traffic by spewing volcanic ash into the atmosphere bringing it to a halt for a few days, which is now just getting back to normal. Then a multi-million dollar oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, burned and sank into the sea, leaving a well spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf and leaving BP officials wondering how to cap it. Already this year tens of thousands have been displaced by earthquakes, floods and other disasters resulting in massive destruction. Yet in spite of all the uncertainty of day-to-day life, the lack of humility of man continues unabated. No softening toward God. No willingness to hear his word. No looking for help outside man’s own feeble strength. One of man’s great sins is his failure to recognize a Holy Creator and serve Him in our daily lives instead of waiting until we are faced with a serious crisis. For that reason, a day is coming when God will humble every man on earth. If man will not humble himself, God will do the humbling for him. What a dreadful day that will be for man, but what a glorious day that will be for our God. “And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.” A very hard pill to swallow, but like good medicine, it will cure us. Larry Calhoun


Different drug problem

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Star after it ran in a church paper and appeared on the Internet. It has been viewed by many readers and seems appropriate for our readers as well. The other day, someone at the store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, “Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?” I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather. I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me. I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug out to pull weeds in Mom’s garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of Dad’s fields. I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood, and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed. Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today’s children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place. God bless the parents who drugged us.

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Final Word

Sussex leads in fight against childhood obesity Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in June launched the “Let’s Move Cities and Towns” component of the “Let’s Move!” campaign at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City. Addressing an audience of more than 400 mayors and municipal staffs, Secretary Sebelius encouraged local officials to adopt a long-term, sustainable and holistic approach to fight child obesity in their communities. “Let’s Move Cities and Towns” reaffirms the commitment First Lady Michelle Obama made to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January to work in partnership with local leaders to tackle the challenge of child obesity,” said Secretary Sebelius. “Let’s Move Cities and Towns” asks local communities support the Let’s Move Initiative and its four pillars: helping parents make healthy choices, creating healthy schools, providing access to healthy and affordable food, and promoting physical activity. “Mayors and local leaders are critical to the Let’s Move! campaign. We recognize that every community is different, and every town requires a distinct approach. We designed Let’s Move Cities and Towns to empower local leaders to take steps that will have a real impact on their own unique communities, whether that’s building sidewalks and parks, supporting local farmers markets or bringing healthier food into schools.” Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. When the First Lady launched the Let’s Move! campaign in February she hoped to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. Delaware first once more Nemours Health and Prevention Services has been working on the problem of childhood obesity for years. Nemours’ Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition has been combating obesity in children through a variety of efforts throughout the county. John Hollis of Seaford is one of the driving forces behind the

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Federal Debt as of June 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. $13,045,797,146,936 Population of United States 308,655329 Each citizen’s share of debt $42,267 The average citizen’s share of debt remains the same for the past eight days. The debt increased by less than $1.8 billion and the population increased by 46,425. Source:

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