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NEWS HEADLINES LOWES - The Lowe’s home-improvement store on U.S. 13 in Seaford is set to open. Page 2 EQUALIZATION - Legislators correct equalization formula imbalance for now. Page 3 FIRE HALL - Phase two of the Seaford Fire Hall renovation is complete. Page 4 COMFORT - The Comfort Suites is open. How many rooms are in Seaford now? Page 6 VOLUNTEERS - When this fireman was suffering with cancer, others did not forget him. Page 8 NEW FERRY - Construction of the new ferry for Woodland is taking shape. Page 9 ARBITRATOR - Will Bridgeville and Greenwood need an arbitrator? At what cost? Page 10 INSURANCE - 1,000 more children may enroll in the state’s health insurance program. Page 13 HEALTH - 5-2-1 Almost None is a program that encourages youth to improve their health. Page 19 ORCHESTRA - Delaware Symphony Orchestra will perform on July 28 in Lewes. Page 28 POLICE - Fire closes a fast food business and arrests are made in a burglary. Page 38 PHEV - Better fuel economy is coming, if the public accepts it. Page 51 ALL-STARS - District III all-star baseball and softball tournament results begin on page 41. SWIM TEAMS - SGCC and SSA results and photos start on page 41. DUCK DASH - Nanticoke Riverfest 5K Duck Dash results and photos on page 46.



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Above, Evan Patterson gets ready to cast his line in the water during Saturday’s Riverfest in Seaford. Photo by Cassie Richardson. At right, a long line of floaters wait along the bankss to get into the Nanticoke River. As part of the festival’s Float-In, floaters went into the water from 9 to 10 a.m.and floated down the river to the city’s canoe launch. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

Organizers say that record c r o w d a t t e n d e d R i v e rf e s t By Julleanna Seely A warm but pleasant summer sun helped attract thousands of people to the 13th annual Nanticoke Riverfest on Friday and Saturday. “Everything reached record numbers this year,” said Trisha Booth, chairwoman of the Riverfest Committee and Seaford’s economic development and information technology manager. “Great weather drove people out, and there was a continuous flow of people throughout the day.” Booth said there was no way to know exact numbers. But she added that this year’s attendance surpasses last year’s attendance of 15,000. This year’s theme, “Once Upon a Time on the Nanticoke,” recognized the 400th anniversary of Captain John Smith’s exploration of the area. The festival started on Friday evening with entertainment from Plen-

ty Problems, a steel drum group and The Funsters. The evening also included the Little and Jr. Miss Riverfest Pageant. Saturday’s festivities began early with the 5K Cross Country Duck Dash, the Float-In, a youth fishing tournament and canoe and kayak races, as well as a variety of live entertainment. Saturday afternoon featured a talent show, the Mayor’s Challenge obstacle course race, car show awards and a John Smith costume contest. Riverfest closed that evening with a concert performed by Mike Hines and The Look. According to Booth, there was much greater participation in all the events this year, including 120 vehicles featured in the car show. “It’s a really nice atmosphere, and the weather’s nice,” said Brittany Trout, a 15-year-old Seaford resident who participated in the fourth annual Froggy 99.9 Gong Show.

Like Trout, many of the participants performed popular songs for the talent show, but contestants could also perform any special talent with the hope that they would not be “gonged” off the stage. The cornerstone event of the Riverfest is the Float-In. On Saturday morning hundreds of people “floated in” with the Nanticoke River tide on a variety of unique floating devices. This year participation was so high that the city sold out of floating tubes. The Downtown Seaford Association helps organize the event every year. Sara Lee Thomas, current vice president of the 28-member volunteer committee, has been actively involved in planning the Riverfest since it first started. “I think attendance is better this year,” Thomas said at Riverfest. “The Continued on page 4


MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Lowe’s on U.S. 13, Seaford, will open July 24. Photo by Cassie Richardson

Lowe’s opening Tuesday Owners of area hardware stores still optimistic about the future By Lynn R. Parks The new 116,000-square foot Lowe’s home-improvement store on U.S. 13 in Seaford is set to open next week. Maureen Rich, spokeswoman for Lowe’s, said that the store will open its doors Tuesday, July 24. “A store of this size represents an average investment for the company of $18.5 million and creates up to 175 new jobs,” Rich said in a press release. The store will be one of 1,400 Lowe’s stores in the United States. It is expected to carry about 40,000 items, Rich added. Michael Layton doesn’t know how many items his 109-year-old hardware store, H.C. Layton and Sons, Bridgeville, carries. But he is confident that he will be able to compete with the new Lowe’s. “We have loyal customers,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to hurt us at all.” Layton said that his store, which was opened in 1898 by his grandfather, features competitive prices. And, added John Shockley, who has worked at the store for 12 years, Layton’s offers the kind of service that keeps its customers coming back. “We offer personal service, product knowledge and a friendly atmosphere,” Shockley said. Mike Murphy, co-owner of O’Neal Brothers hardware store in Laurel, predicts a slight slowdown in traffic right after the Lowe’s store opens. But like Layton, he believes that his current customers will remain loyal. “I think the general public is waking up to these big box stores, and know that the service is not there,” Murphy said. “Independent stores are not much more expensive and you get good service from them.” Murphy said that he and his partner, Chris Johnson, are pursuing plans to move their store to the old Meatland building on alternate U.S. 13 south of Laurel. He expects to settle with Rite-Aid, which is buying the store’s current site on U.S. 13, in the fall and to open in the new store next spring. “We are still moving forward,” he said. “Our plans have not been changed at all by Lowe’s.” Scott Dukes manages the Dukes Lumber and Home Center in Seaford. Instead

of feeling threatened by the Lowe’s, he believes that the new store will mean more business for his store. “I think the Lowe’s will bring business to our store, because it will bring more people to Seaford,” he said. Dale Dukes, president of Dukes Lumber, manages the lumberyard in Laurel. Like Scott, his son, he believes that the business, in Laurel since 1962 and in Seaford since 1972, will continue to thrive. “Everybody was worried about WalMart coming to Seaford, that it would hurt small businesses, and it has done just the opposite,” he said. “Lowe’s is a big company and a good corporation, but we give good service and we back up our service. We will continue doing what we have done all along and we will be OK.” Ron Marvel, who owns the 118-yearold Burton Bros. hardware store on High Street, Seaford, is more cautious than his fellow store owners. “Any time you take a pie and divide it up among more people, the pieces of pie get smaller,” he said. “I wish I could, but I can’t tell you right now how we will do.” Marvel said that he isn’t changing his stock or business practices in anticipation of the Lowe’s opening. “We can offer a lot of personal service, something bigger stores can’t do,” he said. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing and hope that we can keep our clientele with us.” Also cautious is Doug Warren, owner of Jem Lumber in Bridgeville. Warren, Newark, said that Lowe’s effect on his store “remains to be seen.” But, he added, Jem has a “loyal clientele that has been pretty steady for a number of years.” Jem opened in 1981 and has been owned by Warren since 2002. “I feel we give a better service and are very knowledgeable about our products,” he said. “But Lowe’s is coming to town, and they will be the big dog in town.” Even so, Warren said that he is not planning any changes in the way his hardware store and lumber yard operates. “We will continue to go the way we have been,” he said. “We have been fairly successful, and we hope that will continue.”

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Legislators correct equalization formula imbalance — for now By Lynn R. Parks Nearly $700,000 is allocated in this year’s state budget for school districts that stood to lose funding under the state’s equalization formula. The four school districts in western Sussex County, as well as Milford and Caesar Rodney school districts, will share the money. Of the western Sussex districts, the Seaford School District will get the largest share of the “hold harmless” money, about $200,000. Under the state’s equalization formula, the Seaford district stood to lose that same amount in funding this year. “We are delighted to get the hold harmless funding again this year,” said Donna Blackburn, director of administrative services for the Seaford School District. “Unfortunately, it speaks to the inadequacy of the state’s equalization funding formula. There is no year-to-year guarantee that we will get this.” Blackburn said that the money will be used for unmet needs in the district, and to boost the district’s set-aside account for future expenses. The process of allocating the money will occur over the fall, as part of the district’s budget update. The Woodbridge School District will receive about $102,000, the amount it stood to lose under the formula. The Laurel School District will get $13,158 and the Delmar School District $68,310. The Caesar Rodney School District will get $1,476 and the Milford School District, $210,634. Last year, the state legislature approved spending $172,000 to keep equalization funding in four districts at the previous year’s level. Lake Forest, Milford, Seaford and Woodbridge school districts received the funding. The “hold harmless” provision is necessary because the state’s equalization formula, designed to equalize funding among school districts, in fact can do the opposite in areas where property taxes are paid based on old assessments. In Sussex County, property taxes are based on assessments made in 1974. The funding formula is based on property values. When a district’s property values go up, an indication that the wealth of the district is increasing, its funding under the formula goes down. But increases in property values do not necessarily mean increases in local property taxes. In Sussex County, housing prices have more than doubled since 2000. But with no reassessment since 1974, no one is paying taxes on those increasing values. “Districts cannot realize a real increase in local tax dollars…unless the assessed value of that property also changes,” Milford School District superintendent Robert Smith and chief financial officer Mark Dufendach said in a March report.

Stadium lights should be up by football season By Lynn R. Parks The Seaford School District is on track to have new stadium lights installed by the first home football game in September. District director of administrative services Donna Blackburn said that money for the lights will come from local energy money that the district was able to save through energy conservation, as well as from minor capital improvement money and major capital improvement money. Estimated cost of the light replacement is $200,000. The lights at Bob Dowd Stadium, more than 40 years old, were deemed unsafe to use last June, before the start of commencement ceremonies at the stadium. The start of commencement was pushed back an hour, to 6 p.m., so the lights would not be necessary.


MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Fire department completes phase two of three-part renovation By Lynn R. Parks Kenneth Tull has been an officer for the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department for 33 years, the last 15 as treasurer. And finally, he has room to move around in his office. “It used to be that when I turned around this way, I banged into the desk behind me,” he said, spinning around in his office chair. “And when I turned around this way,” he added, spinning the other way, “I banged into the computer. My old office was just too small.” Tull’s new office is one of several offices that the fire department put in as part of phase two in a three-phase renovation plan. The secretary’s and treasurer’s office, as well as the chief’s office and offices for the president and vice president for the fire company’s auxiliary, are all in the former city hall on the south end of the fire hall. The fire department took over the city’s space when the new city hall on High Street was completed in 2004. The city of Seaford still owns the fire hall, which stretches from Cannon Street to Pine Street. The fire department has a 99-year lease for the building.

“This building is solid — all steel, block and cement,” said Barry Calhoun, who with fellow firefighter Wayne Rigby chaired the renovations committee. “I think we will be here for a long, long time.” Phase one of the renovation, completed in 2005 at a cost of $750,000, included a new roof. Upstairs, in the building’s banquet hall, are new heating and air conditioning systems, new wiring and a new ceiling and floor. The kitchen, also upstairs, was renovated with new appliances. In phase two of the renovation, just completed, a bar and storage area were put in in the banquet hall. Sprinkle and alarm systems were installed throughout the building and the portion that used to be the city hall was renovated, with new plumbing and wiring, new windows and doors, a new ceiling and a new heating and air conditioning system. The building also has a new security system, with electrical locks and more than 30 monitoring cameras. A central computer keeps track of who enters each room in the fire hall. The former city manager’s office was remade into the chief’s office and the original city council chambers, which had been di-

vided into offices but which still had the original mahogany paneling, became the department’s meeting room. In addition, a pedestrian elevator was installed, so that people who can’t climb the steps to the second-story banquet hall no longer have to ride the freight elevator. Cost of phase two was $1.25 million. Contractor for both phase one and phase two was Kent Construction, Smyrna. Calhoun said that the final phase of the renovation project is expected to be completed next summer. It will include finishing rewiring the building and remaking the old fire department offices into a complex for the department’s paid emergency medical services (EMS) staff. The complex will include a bunk room, showers and a computer room. In addition, the old meeting room will become an exercise room, with treadmills and weight-lifting equipment, and the rec room will be renovated. Depending on costs, phase three might also include putting in new doors on the fire engine bays and putting a new floor in the bay area. Estimated cost of phase three is $750,000 to $1

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Float In is a big draw, and there is excellent free entertainment.” She believes the event improves every year with more vendors on the streets and a variety of fun activities. A unique event during the Float-In was the arrival of pirates in a helicopter that landed near Gateway Park. These pirates led the way to the 5-2-1 Almost None Pirate Island where the Mayor’s Challenge took place later in the day. The Pirate Island was health-focused obstacle course designed for children and their parents to navigate through on “hippety balls” and receive a reward of water and fresh fruit at the end. Mayors from local municipalities

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Business With new inn, Seaford has nearly 400 hotel rooms By Lynn R. Parks When the 69-room Comfort Suites hotel on U.S. 13 in Seaford opened for business last week, it brought to nearly 400 the number of hotel rooms in the city. The newly-completed Days Inn has 61 rooms. The Quality Inn, the largest of the Seaford motels, has 95 rooms. The Hampton Inn has 66 rooms and the Holiday Inn Express has 81 rooms. So many available hotel rooms is good news for commerce in the area, says Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce director Paula Gunson. “When you get a lot of people staying here, that means that they are spending money in other places throughout town,” Gunson said. “They stop at the grocery store, they

eat in restaurants, they go shopping.” The chamber also benefits from the increasing number of hotel rooms. Of the 8-percent state tax that is collected from each hotel guest, 4 percent goes to Southern Delaware Tourism, which in turns hands some money out to local chambers. The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce gets about $20,000 a year from the room tax, a fifth of its annual budget. But, said Gunson, that money is not simply given to her to spend as she pleases. It has to be used to generate tourism. “They are very strict about how we can use that money,” she said. She can use it for events, for marketing, even for salaries. “But it all has to fit into tourism,” she said.

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Meet Your Fire Service Volunteers Blades firefighter encourages fire prevention The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers continue their series of articles highlighting the men and women who serve as volunteers in the local fire departments. These volunteers work tirelessly providing protection and responding in time of need. We hope the series helps to show our respect for their efforts as we increase community awareness of their sacrifices.

By Donna Dukes-Huston Todd Reilly wears many hats in the Blades Volunteer Fire Company, but he is most proud of his role as Fire Prevention Chairman. Each year during October, which is Fire Prevention Month, Reilly can be found in Blades Elementary School classrooms teaching kids how to prevent fires in their homes. Reilly also takes his program to all kindergartners in Seaford as well as to students at the Christian Academy. He also arranges presentations in local daycares upon request. “I love doing stuff for the kids,” Reilly said. Reilly’s fire prevention program includes instructions on how to stop, drop and roll. He also teaches kids about all the hazards that can exist inside their homes. Reilly says this year’s theme will focus on exit drills so he will be encouraging kids to make sure their families have an escape plan in case their house catches on fire. Reilly is proud to be a part of a tradition that he says exists only in Delaware today. Students across the state participate in fire prevention poster and essay contests during fire prevention month. Reilly and his committee judge all entries from the students they have instructed. Children in kindergarten through first grade participate in the poster contest while students in grades three through five sub-

mit essays, all based on the fire prevention theme each year. Local winners are chosen by Reilly’s committee and those entries are then sent to the county competition. If they win, they move on to the state competition. “When one of my kids won first in the state, I felt really great,” Reilly said. “But none of this program would be possible without the cooperation of the schools.” The Blades company presents bicycles to the first place winners and gift certificates to the second and third place winners at a special banquet for winners and their families held at the Fire Hall. Reilly had the opportunity last year to take his fire prevention and fire safety education program to a larger audience. Blades hosted an open house which drew more than 1,000 adults and children. Reilly arranged a variety of demonstrations including fire extinguisher use and extractions from automobiles. Company members also took participants through a smokehouse and taught them ways to escape a burning building. This year Governor Minner has requested that an open house be held in each county. Blades has been chosen as the host of this event for Sussex County. Reilly will attend a meeting with the governor in August to determine funding and expectations for this project. “I’d like to bring in a helicopter and have Delmarva Power set up electrical safety demonstrations, too,” Reilly said. While Reilly dedicates a significant amount of time to fire prevention programs, he also serves the company in many other ways. He is currently an engineer and driver, secretary for the company, a member of the board of directors, and serves on several committees. Reilly says he was forced to

Todd Reilly is proud of his role as Fire Prevention Chairman.


reexamine his priorities a few years ago when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. He underwent 15 rounds of chemotherapy which were not successful. He then took a chance on an experimental stem cell replacement procedure. “I’m one year and eight months in remission!” Reilly shared. Even though Reilly was not able to be active in the company during this time, the company did not forget about him, Reilly said. “The Christmas that I was sick, they all loaded up one of the trucks with toys and gifts for my kids and drove out to our house,” Reilly said. “Without them it wouldn’t have been much of a Christmas that year.” Since then Reilly has taken a closer look at how he spends his time. “I’ve started doing things that mean something to me,” Reilly said. This, of course, includes his time spent with the fire company. For his outstanding efforts with the Blades Volunteer Fire Company, members voted Reilly Firefighter of the Year in 2006.

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Construction on new Woodland Ferry on schedule Vessel expected to be complete in time for 2008 Woodland Ferry Festival By Lynn R. Parks Construction of the new ferry for Woodland is on track, said Tina Shockley, spokeswoman for the Delaware Department of Transportation. She expects the new vessel to be seaworthy by July 2008 and to be operating in time for the Woodland Ferry Festival in Septem-

This picture of the new Woodland Ferry under construction was taken May 10. The vessel is being built at Chesapeake Shipbuilders Corp. in Salisbury, Md. Photos by the Delaware Department of Transportation.

By June 7, significant progress had been made on the new sixcar boat.

By July 3, ‘It’s starting to look like a boat,” said DelDOT spokeswoman Tina Shockley.

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ber 2008. “It is really taking shape,” Shockley said. “It is starting to look like a boat.” The new, six-car ferry, being built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. in Salisbury, Md., will replace the 43-year-old, three-car ferry that currently crosses the Nanticoke River at Woodland.

Shockley said that the ferry construction will cost about $930,000. Cost of the dock renovation will be about $800,000, bringing the total cost for the project to more than $1.7 million. The George and Lynch construction firm will do the dock renovations. Shockley said that work on the docks and pilings will start this fall.


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Greenwood objects to new penalty ordinance Bridgeville’s law allows extra charge for wastewater overages By Lynn R. Parks

mitted capacity. That, said Bridgeville Town Commission president Joseph Conaway, was what Bridgeville wanted to see happen. “In 60 months, Greenwood violated its limit 31 times,” Conaway said. “Then we imposed a penalty and they did not violate the terms of our contract. We congratulate them for bringing their usage under control. This is what we have been asking for all along.” Greenwood acting town manager Doris Adkins said that the town has asked its residents to “be conservative with water in their homes.” In addition, she said, the amount of the town’s wastewater could have decreased in June because there was little rainfall that month. Town employees are inspecting the wastewater lines, checking for places where rainwater can infiltrate the system. Jaywork said that the town is also seeking a grant that would pay for a more thorough inspection.

If the towns of Bridgeville and Greenwood can’t come to some agreement about wastewater treatment fees, the matter could end up being solved by an arbitrator. That, says the lawyer for Greenwood, could cost both towns thousands of dollars. On Monday, Greenwood sent a letter to Bridgeville, objecting to a new ordinance that allows Bridgeville to charge a penalty when Greenwood, which sends its wastewater to Bridgeville for treatment, exceeds the amount allowed in the towns’ 17-yearold contract. Under the terms of that contract, Bridgeville has 45 days to respond to Greenwood’s formal objection. If the towns cannot come to an agreement, the contract says that they must employ a professional arbitrator to work through their differences. Cost of the arbitrator would be split between the two towns. “We are talking thousands of dollars, Letter lists several complaints not hundreds of dollars,” said Greenwood Under the towns’ contract, Greenwood town attorney Terry Jaywork, Dover. “This is permitted to send to the Bridgeville will be fairly expensive.” treatment plant 80,000 gallons of waste“We don’t want to have to go to arbitrawater a day. The new ordinance requires tion,” said Greenwood Mayor Donald that Greenwood, and all other large users Donovan. “But this penalty is unreal.” of the Bridgeville treatment plant, pay an In May, the first month of the ordiadditional $250 for every 200 gallons of nance, Bridgeville wastewater over their charged Greenwood contract agreements an $8,000 penalty. ‘I can’t build anything, I with the town. This happened after Greenwood’s letter can’t do anything. And on Greenwood exceeded of objection says that its allowed wastetop of that, I get hit with a the towns’ contract water capacity by an penalty. I don’t care how big does not allow for average of about Bridgeville to impose Bridgeville gets. My con6,400 gallons a day. any kind of penalty. This penalty was cern is Greenwood. Don’t “That is false,” in addition to the fee countered Conaway. penalize me.’ Greenwood pays for “It says in the contract treatment. That fee, that Greenwood has to Donald Donovan based on the amount Greenwood mayor abide by all of wastewater it sends Bridgeville town ordito the Bridgeville ‘In 60 months, Greennances,” including a plant, is about penalty ordinance. wood violated its limit 31 $10,000 a month. The letter says that In an emergency times. Then we imposed a the Rural Utility Serpublic workshop June penalty and they did not vi- vice, a part of the 11, the Greenwood United States Departolate the terms of our conTown Council apment of Agriculture proved a boost in tract. This is what we have which provided fundwastewater rates, to ing for original plant, been asking for all along.’ cover the penalty. has to sign off on Rates went up from penalty. “It is our unJoseph Conaway $45 per household to President, Bridgeville Town Commission derstanding that the $65 per household, efRUS should have apfective with the June proved it,” Jaywork bills. said. No penalty was assessed for June, be“We don’t believe that at all,” Conaway cause Greenwood did not exceed its persaid. “We have the power of the law to Correction The press release sent by Corporate Fitness Works and published in the Seaford Star last week contained two inaccuracies. Corporate Fitness Works issued the following correction: The article indicated that the fitness center at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, was opening July 1, when in reality only the

management of the fitness center began on that day. Heritage Shores’ social director, Sandy Wheatley has laid the groundwork for the programs that will be provided to the residents. In addition, only Heritage Shores residents are eligible for membership in the facility. The facility will not be open to the general public.

AFTER THE SHOW IS OVER - Brooke Miller, 15, and Brittney Trout, 15, both students at Sussex Technical High School, smile after Trout’s singing performance in the fourth annual Froggy 99.9 Gong Show at Riverfest. The annual celebration of the Nanticoke River took place Saturday in downtown Seaford. Photo by Julleanna Seely

provide financing to operate the treatment plant.” The letter also complains that, while Bridgeville has been able to expand and allow new construction, Greenwood has been under a building moratorium for two years. Donovan presents as an example Heritage Shores, a new golf course development on the south end of Bridgeville that is under construction. “Greenwood is doing everything it can do not to go over the quota of 80,000 gallons a day,” Jaywork said. “In the meantime, Bridgeville has issued a large number of building permits. They are actively pursuing growth, and increasing the amount of wastewater they are generating.” “I can’t build anything, I can’t do anything,” added Donovan. “And on top of that, I get hit with a penalty. I don’t care how big Bridgeville gets. My concern is Greenwood. Don’t penalize me.” But Conaway said that it is his town’s responsibility to serve Bridgeville first before any additional treatment plant capacity can be given outside of town. He added that the town, aware of the limited capacity of its treatment plant, three years ago eliminated contracts that allowed wastewater haulers to dump into the plant. That cost the town $50,000 a year, he said. “For the past three years, we have been at a disadvantage because we have realized our capacity problem,” he said. When the contract between Bridgeville and Greenwood was signed 17 years ago,

the wastewater treatment plant in Bridgeville had a capacity of 800,000 gallons a day. Greenwood was allotted 10 percent of that. Over the years, as environmental regulations have become more strict, the capacity of the Bridgeville plant has been cut to 300,000 gallons a day. The contract with Greenwood, however, has not changed. A construction project is under way that will nearly double the capacity of the Bridgeville wastewater treatment plant, to almost 600,000 gallons a day. Conaway has said that when the new plant is complete, the contract with Greenwood will be renegotiated. Donovan said that he is hopeful that the two towns will be able to work out their differences without having to resort to arbitration. “Hopefully, we can sit down and start a dialog, and get this all worked out,” he said. “I hope this doesn’t get to the point of arbitration.” Conaway added that, with the recent resignation of Greenwood town manager Michael O’Gara, he sees a chance for the towns to come to an agreement. O’Gara resigned as town manager in June to take a city manager’s position in Missouri. “We have a great deal of hope that the problems between us can be resolved,” he said. “With the elimination of the previous [Greenwood] town manager, there will at least be the opportunity to talk about the problems.”

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$5.3 million coming to Delware for housing programs Delaware's Congressional Delegation, Senators Joe Biden and Tom Carper and Congressman Mike Castle announced more than $5.3 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote homeownership opportunities for low-income and minority households; improve the quality of local shelters; and offer services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The funds come through several HUD programs and break down as follows: • $3 million for a new initiative under the HOME Investment Partnership Program to provide loan and grants to developers and nonprofit agencies to expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income persons; • $2,022,583 in Community Development Block Grants to provide decent and affordable housing through rehabilitation or demolition, and housing-related public works such as sidewalk and street repair, and water and sewer system upgrades; • $167,000 through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program to provide rental and mortgage assistance and utility help for persons diagnosed HIV and AIDS; • $98,107 under the Emergency Shelter Grants program to improve services and expand or renovate homeless shelters in Kent and Sussex Counties; and • $29,740 through the American Dream Downpayment Initiative to help low-income, firsttime homebuyers with mortgage down-payments. “It's in our society's best interest to ensure that all Americans have access to safe and affordable housing,” said Sen. Biden. “This federal funding will help fulfill that commitment and make the dream of home-ownership a reality for hard-working Delawareans.” “I am a long-time advocate of increasing housing opportunities across our state,” said Sen. Carper. “These new federal housing dollars will help increase homeownership in Delaware.”

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Health Travel games fascilitate learning By Anthony Policastro, M.D

Summer is a time to travel by car. It sometimes means many hours spent with the family in the car together. “Are we there yet” might become the repeated phrase. The good news is that family travel presents a great opportunity for learning. There are many games that can make this happen. For younger children, car rides can be used to work on letters and numbers. The child can pick a letter or number. He/she can then look at signs for the chosen letter. He/she can look at license plates for the chosen number. If there is more than one child, it offers a chance for some competition. This will usually mean that one parent will need to be a referee. Otherwise the learning may turn into an argument. As children get older, they can use their reading skills to good advantage. Parents can get a map of the United States. Then they can ask their children to color in the map. They might color the map by states that they have traveled through.

There are some travel games that may cost some money but also are useful. They might trace the route on the map. They might color in states when they see a license plate for that state. This is a good game to play on interstate highways. There are usually cars from many states. Trucks and RV’s in particular tend to have licenses from other states. This type of game can provide geographical education. It can provide map reading education. There is a spelling game for older children called “Ghost”. One individual gives the first letter of a word. The next individual gives the second letter. The object of the game is to not spell a complete word. Whoever completes a word loses that turn. That individual will get one letter of the word “ghost”. If someone knows that they cannot add a letter without completing a word, they can try to bluff. They may give a letter that spells no word at

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Executive Chef Shawn West, through a partnership with Sodexho Healthcare, will show the ease of cooking healthy at this year's Delaware State Fair on Thursday, July 26. Photo by Daniel richardson.

NMH chef to appear at State Fair Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Executive Chef Shawn West will demonstrate the popular "Cooking Healthy" program at this year's Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m. in the Dover Building. The on-site "Cooking Healthy" presentation will provide information on preparing a healthy and nutritional meal that is made from ingredients that can be obtained at local grocery stores. Food samplings will be provided. Lucinda Mancuso, a clinical dietician at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will pro-

vide nutritional information and recommended substitutes for participants on a restricted diet. Each participant will receive a set of recipe cards for each food item that is prepared during the demonstration. In addition, Executive Chef Shawn West will present a Knife Safety demonstration on Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in the Dover Building. To encourage healthier eating Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has presented the free "Cooking Healthy" program to the community on numerous occasions.

all. It is up to the next person to call that bluff. When someone loses five turns and gets five letters, they spell the word “ghost”. The remaining players continue until only one is left. That individual wins the game. The game of 20 questions can be played. One person picks an object. The other individuals can try to narrow down what the object is by asking yes or no questions. They can ask up to 20 questions and then must make a guess at the object. None of these games cost money. There are some travel games that may cost some money but also are useful. For example there is one that has bingo cards with road signs on it. Everyone gets a different card. They then try and get bingo by matching types of road signs (like stop signs or railroad crossing) to what is on their cards. The goal of any of these is to make the time pass. It sometimes pays to bounce back and forth between them. There are other games to play. However, the goal should be to use the time for educational purposes.

Safe Sitter classes at NMH Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys aged 11 to 13 will be offered at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, July 25 and 27. A second course will be held Aug. 7 and 9. Cost for the classes is $50. Participants are to bring a bag lunch. To register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter, call 629-6611 ext. 2540. The Safe Sitter program is a medically-accurate instructional series that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter to handle lifethreatening emergencies. All medical information will be taught by a certified professional. During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Instructors also provide tips to make sitters more confident caregivers. For more information, contact the hospital at 629-6611 extension 2540.

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State’s health insurance program expanding Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn has announced an initiative to enroll 1,000 additional children in the state’s health insurance program for low-income families, the Delaware Healthy Children Program. Currently, less than half of the children eligible for the program are enrolled. “Although the percentage of children without health insurance in Delaware is still below the national average, our percentage of children without insurance has been steadily creeping up for the last seven years, at the same time as the national average has been dropping,” Commissioner Denn said. The Delaware Healthy Children Program provides free or low-cost health care coverage to children under 19 whose

‘There are some 8,000 additional children in low-income families in Delaware who we know would qualify for this program...’ families earn too much money to quality for Medicaid, but not enough to purchase private health insurance on their own. It provides high-quality health insurance with benefits including prescription drugs, routine checkups, shots, diagnostic testing, certain vision and hearing services, and mental health benefits. Premiums range from $10 to $15 per month. Commissioner Denn said the initia-

tive’s goal of 1,000 children is based on the fact that the state is currently sending enough federal Healthy Children Program funds back to the federal government to cover an additional 1,000 children. An extra thousand children would be a 20 percent increase in the current enrollment in the Delaware Healthy Children Program. Commissioner Denn said the signup initiative will have two parts: Working with DHSS and the Department of Education to target children who have qualified for free or reduced lunches in schools and other families identified by schools as possibly uninsured; and using volunteers, going into churches, community centers, and neighborhoods to sign up families one-on-one.

“We appreciate Commissioner Denn’s generosity in funding this initiative and partnering with us to try and reach those families with children who are eligible for our Delaware Healthy Children Program but not enrolled,” said Delaware Health and Social Services Secretary Vincent Meconi. “There are some 8,000 additional children in low-income families in Delaware who we know would qualify for this program which offers comprehensive medical and dental benefits. Monthly premiums are as low as $10, $15, or $25 a month, per family, based on income, and our currently enrolled families have told us that they value the program highly. It’s a small price for a lot of coverage and real peace of mind for parents knowing that their children have health insurance.”

Health Briefs Boyer returns to EMS

Sussex County EMS welcomes the return of Chris Boyer, who was previously employed as a Sussex County paramedic in 2003. Prior to his return to Sussex County, he worked as a paramedic for STAT MedEvac, a helicopter service located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Boyer has an associate's degree in paramedic technology and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. Boyer, who is engaged to be married in 2008, resides in Milton and enjoys spending time with his animals and golfing.

CPR courses offered at Del Tech

Learn how to save a life through a pair of “heartsaver” courses being offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Heartsaver/Adult and Heartsaver/Infant & Child will teach participants about CPR and relief of body airway obstruction. One course will focus on adults and the other on children.

Classes include video, discussion, demonstration, skills practice, and scenarios. After successfully passing the course, participants will receive a two-year completion card. Courses start in early August. For complete information on dates, times, fees, or to register, call 854-6966.

Nanticoke plans golf tournament

The 21st annual Nanticoke Health Services Golf Tournament is Friday, Sept. 7 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The tournament, which is a scramble format, begins at Noon with a shotgun start. The day consists of practice, lunch, 18holes of golf, dinner and door prizes. With the help of individuals and corporate sponsors, the tournament's goal is to raise over $35,000 for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Proceeds will be used for the hospital's charity endowment prescription fund, a special indigent fund for patients in need of assistance with prescription costs. Continued on next page

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Health Briefs Continued from previous page

In addition to the Prescription Drug Fund, this year's tournament will also benefit the establishment of a Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The Emergency Room sees over 600 stroke patients a year. Teams of four players will compete for various donated prizes. During the course of day, golfers will have numerous chances to test their skills by competing in contests for longest drive, closest-to-thepin, hit-the-green and a hole-in-one. The entry fee is $125 for a player and $500 for a foursome. Sponsorships packages are available. New to this year's tournament is a putting contest. All participants will have the opportunity to putt through a three-step qualifying round. Following dinner, three people putt for $2,500 each. Anyone interested in individual reservations or sponsorship opportunities, should contact Renee' Morris at 629-6611, ext.2404 or

La Red holds family health fair La Red Health Center held a day of wellness and family fun at its health center in Georgetown on June 23 with their first annual family health fair. Families took advantage of free health screenings, activities, and games while enjoying food and giveaways from area sponsors and vendors. The health fair gave the community an opportunity to increase community awareness about potential health risks and empower individuals to get treatment if they did not pass the screening tests. Sixty-six people completed a bone density test, 45 had their blood pressure checked, 100 had their glucose levels checked to be screened for diabetes, and many people took advantage of the free eye screenings provided by Dr. Rios with Atlantic Eye Care. The health fair was made possible by donations from community businesses and organizations. La Red Health Center provides healthcare centered around you, with convenient hours (evening and weekends also), walkin medical care, and primary care services.

La Red Health Center is accepting new patients of all ages. To make an appointment, call 855-1233.

Mosquitoes and tick prevention tips Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) reminds Delawareans that simple precautions can reduce the chance of getting serious tickborne or mosquitoborne illnesses this summer. You do not need to be an avid outdoorsperson to come into contact with infected ticks. Ticks prefer moist shade in wooded, brushy or overgrown grassy areas, and are active all year. To be safe, remove the tick promptly, since risk of infection increases 24-72 hours after it attaches to the skin. Don't use petroleum jelly or a hot match to kill and remove a tick. Use fine-tipped tweezers or shield your fingers with a tissue, paper towel or rubber gloves. Grasp the tick close to the skin’s surface and pull upward with steady, even pressure. Do not squeeze, crush, or puncture the body of the tick since its saliva, body fluids or gut contents may contain infectious germs. After removing the tick, cleanse the site with antiseptic or soap and water, and wash your hands. Early diagnosis and intervention are key to appropriate treatment and improved health outcomes. People who have been bitten by a tick should contact a physician if symptoms develop. Individuals infected with tickborne diseases may be treated with antibiotics. Tick Prevention DPH recommends the following protective measures to avoid tick and mosquito bites: Wear light colored clothing to better see ticks. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Tuck pants into socks. Apply tick repellants. Repellents containing permethrin can be sprayed on boots and clothing. Repellents containing DEET can be applied to the skin. Reapply every few hours. Use 50% DEET for adults. Use 30% DEET on children. Repel-





lents with DEET should not be used on infants less than 2 months old. Search your body for ticks when coming indoors. Check children for ticks, especially in the hair. Ticks may also be carried on clothing and pets. Mosquito Prevention Limit outdoor activities when mosquitoes are active, such as at dusk. Wear protective clothing such as shoes, long-sleeved shirts, and pants. Use mosquito netting to protect the face and neck or cover infant carriages, strollers and playpens. Apply repellents. Keep windows and doorways tightly sealed and maintain window and door screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house. Electronic repellents that emit high frequency sounds and electronic bug zappers do not repel mosquitoes. Remove standing water to prevent mosquito breeding: Regularly drain plastic covers, tarps, pool and Jacuzzi covers, and garbage can lids. Store water-trapping containers such as wading pools, wheelbarrows, and buckets upside down or inside shelters. Change water in birdbaths, pet dishes, and plant pot saucers.

Regularly clean and repair gutters, drains, ditches, and culverts to prevent them from retaining water. Manage weeds. Adult mosquitoes are attracted to dense, tall vegetation around water. Shape pond edges to a shelf or steep slope. Mosquitoes prefer shallow water. Introduce mosquito-eating fish. Diseases spread by ticks include Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis. In 2006, 478 cases of Lyme Disease were reported statewide. Symptoms can include a "bull's-eye" rash (in nearly half of cases), fever, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint aches. Diseases spread by mosquitoes include West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE. In 2003, 17 cases and two deaths of West Nile Virus were reported statewide. Nearly 80% of human infections cause no symptoms. Nearly 20% of those infected develop a mild illness which includes fever, body and muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting and rash. EEE is one of the most serious mosquito-borne diseases in the United States and Delaware has not had a confirmed case of EEE since 1979.

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Fresh corn lasts just a short time, so enjoy it It seems like it was just the other day that I wrote about a visit ORETTA NORR from my 5-year-old nephew and our ride to the beach. His fascination with field after field of tall green corn made me aware of just how much I took this wonderful food for granted all season long until that late-summer day when it quite abruptly vanished. I decided then and there to heed my nephew's example and take as much delight in its presence as he did. rectly on middle rack of a preheated 450That little boy is now about to enter degree oven for 30 minutes. high school and I have remained faithful to my vow. Since that aforementioned fateful day, my car stops for corn stands Lime Butter Sauce the way others stop for yard sales. It takes only 5 minutes to make this fanCorn is an extremely versatile food. Its tastic sauce. Once you see how versatile it husks are used for tamales and its stalks is — it works perfectly with grilled salmon for fodder, with the kernels in between and the grilled corn — you'll want to used for anything from flour, oil and make it for a whole host of your summer starch to bourbon. favorites. Yellow corn has large, strong-flavored kernels while white corn kernels are 1 large garlic clove, chopped smaller, sweeter and more delicate in 1/4 cup fresh lime juice taste. Butter and sugar corn are hybrids 1 teaspoon salt that produce ears of both yellow and white 1/2 teaspoon black pepper kernels. 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted When buying, look for bright green husks — the stems should not be dried Purée garlic with lime juice, salt and out. Without shucking, you can feel the pepper in a blender until smooth. With husk to see if the rows are even and that motor running, add melted butter and they fill out the entire cob. blend until emulsified, about 30 seconds. As soon as it's picked, corn's natural Lime butter sauce can be made 1 day sugar begins to convert to starch, so try to ahead and chilled, covered. Stir before usbuy and cook it as soon after picking as ing. Makes about 3/4 cup. possible. Refrigeration slows this process Gourmet, July 2006 keep it cold and don't husk it until ready to cook. Here's a method that works for me: place the unhusked corn in a paper Grilled Corn with Sweet-Savory Asian bag and wet it down; put this wet bag in a Glaze plastic bag, tie and refrigerate until ready Fish sauce lends a tantalizing Asian twist to use. to the butter sauce here, and makes simple Cooking corn on the grill has become grilled corn into something altogether increasingly popular. Proponents fall into new. two categories: the grill with husks group 3 tablespoons fish sauce (such as nam pla and the grill without husks contingent. or nuoc nam) Here are two fabulous grilled corn recipes 2 tablespoons water — one for each camp — with distinctly 1 and 1/2 tablespoons (packed) golden different toppings. brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter Grilled Corn With Herbs 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for 8 ears of corn in the husk brushing corn 1/4 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs such 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions, as chives, parsley, basil, sage, and tarwhite part only (from about 3) ragon 6 ears of corn, husked 6 tablespoons lime butter sauce (see below) Stir first 4 ingredients in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Melt butter with 2 Prepare grill for cooking over medium- tablespoons oil in small saucepan over hot charcoal (moderate heat for gas). medium heat. Add fish sauce mixture and Grill corn (in husks) on lightly oiled green onions and simmer until sauce begrill rack, turning, covered, until kernels gins to thicken, about 2 minutes. are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove corn (Butter sauce can be made 2 hours from grill and let stand until cool enough ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) to handle but still warm, about 10 minPreheat barbecue to medium-high heat. utes. Brush corn with oil. Grill corn until tender Discard husks and stem ends from and charred in spots, about 13 minutes. corn. Cut kernels off cobs with a large Brush corn generously with butter sauce knife and toss with herbs and lime butter and serve, passing remaining sauce sepasauce. rately. Note: If you aren't able to grill outMakes 6 servings. doors, corn (in husks) can be roasted diBon Appétit, July 2006


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Scenes from Riverfest

This years Riverfest had a variety of entertainment to offer. It did not take long for a crowd to form in downtown Seaford. Shortly after the oppening ceremonies began on Saturday morning, vendors began seeing people pour into the streets from by land and by sea (Top left). The Arabian Knights dance troop put on shows throughout Riverfest. Stationed in front of City Hall, the dancers performed routines from the far east. In this picture (above) the dance troop waits to begin a routine. The motorcycle Show at Riverfest, sponsored by Harley Davidson of Seaford, was held next to Burton Brothers hardware. Pictured left are a row of bikes waiting to be judged.

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Sussex citizens promote healthy living for youth By Julleanna Seely It’s not everyday that mayors from Sussex County municipalities have the opportunity to race on “hippety hop” balls through a Pirate Island, but several of them competed in this “Mayor’s Challenge” on July 14 at the 2007 Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford. This event took place on the 60-foot long 5-2-1 Almost None Pirate Island, created by Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS) and the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition. The Pirate Island, available for both children and parents to hop through, featured a marked trail that led to a treasure chest filled with water, fresh fruit and pirate-themed prizes. 5-2-1 Almost None is a program that encourages youth to improve their health by doing the following every day: Eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables Watch 2 or fewer hours of screen time Get 1 or more hours of physical activity Drink almost no sugar drinks This message was originally created over three years ago by NHPS. They initiated the formation of the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition as a vehicle for spreading the message of the forthcoming statewide Campaign to Make Delaware’s Kids the Healthiest in the Nation. “Our mission is to make Delaware’s

kids the healthiest in the nation and to promote policy and practice change in organizations that work with children,” Nancy Mears, Health Promotion Consultant for NHPS, said. The campaign will officially launch on October 1, but the Pirate Island at Riverfest provided a sneak preview, marking the unveiling of the new 5-2-1 Almost None logo and the new pirate theme for promoting the message. In addition to the mayors’ support at Riverfest, the campaign has already received a “huge stamp of endorsement,” according to John Hollis, MEd, director of community relations for NHPS. Hollis said a concurrent resolution in support of this campaign passed “smooth as silk” in both the House and Senate largely as a result of strong promotion from Senator Thurman Adams. The resolution states that, “obesity among young children has become a national epidemic, with overweight rates doubling among children and tripling among adolescents since 1980” and that this epidemic is “currently costing Delaware at least $207 million in medical expenditures every year.” About 75 local citizens from private businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, and health centers have joined the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition to fight the battle for the health of Delaware’s youth “It’s about the people and their desire to

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make a difference and their desire to connect with one another while doing so,” Peggy Geisler, director of the Coaltion, said. “In the scheme of things, there is no other reason for man to truly exist than to serve his fellow man.”

The Coalition, which officially began in October 2006, met for their quarterly meeting on July 12, to discuss 5-2-1 Almost None and numerous other initiatives Continued to page 52

On the Record Marriage Licenses

Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • Deonarine Singh, Seaford to Natasha Sooklall, Seaford • Gregory L. Smith, Laurel to Karen Davis Satterlee, Laurel • Shawn D. Riddle, Bridgeville to Linda A. French, Bridgeville • Mark A. Ryan, Laurel to Christina A. Anthony, Laurel • Clifton D. Mumford, Milford to Katie A. Brittingham, Milford • Rene M. Diaz, Bridgeville to Alma F. Villalobos, Bridgeville • David Lee Oney, Laurel to Diane M. Stewart, Laurel • Jeffrey A. Workman, Seaford to April L. Parker, Seaford

Building Permits

• Margaret Lou Reining, Pennsylvania Avenue and Shipley Street, Lot No. 50, Seaford Hundred, Replace Windows, $12,000 • Parris S. and Martha C. Mancuso, Devonshire Woods, Lot No. 79, Seaford Hundred, Vinyl Siding, $10,050 • Delmar Storage, Inc., N/Lincoln Avenue, Little Creek Hundred, Mini Storage, 120 Units, $225,000

• North State Street Properties, Governor's Grant, Lot No. 4, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $165,000 • North State Street Properties, Governor's Grant, Lot No. 52, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $165,000 • James G. and Carolyn M. Fox, W/Route No. 484, Tract B, Nanticoke Hundred, Drywall/Flooring, $12,000 • William R. Tressler, S/Rd. No. 80, 2050', E/Rd. No. 550, Seaford Hundred, Pole Building/Shed/Pool, $16,600 • Ronald N. and Rebecca W. Quillen, heritage Village, Lot No. 72, Seaford Hundred, Det. Garage, $15,288 • Clayton Jack and Patricia McMullen, Parsons Village, Lot No. 40, Seaford Hundred, Windows, $10,005 • Harold and Maralene Givens, Rd./Laurel to Georgetown, Broad Creek Hundred, Chicken House, $67,200 • Laurence E. Jestice, Jr., From Josiah Johnson-Matthews, Broad Creek Hundred, Bedroom, $40,320 • James E. Sr. and Joyce F. Whaley, S/Rd. No. 72, Lot No. 2, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $108,556 • 07/02/07, Karmic Charitable

Remainder, Lot No. 4, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $78,705 • Phillip G. and Robin Callahan, SW/Seashore Highway, Northwest Fork Hundred, Interior Renovations, $45,000 • Jonathan L. and Selena Henry, W/Route No. 533, 3920', N/Route No. 531, Lot No. 3, Seaford Hundred, Family Room, $18,432 • Antoinette Hastings, Nero Acres, Lot No. 5, Little Creek Hundred, Family Room, $27,648 • Carolyn V. and Darryl Whitaker, N/SD Public road, Lot, w/Improvements, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $87,640


• 12/29/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Richard N. and Kathleen A. Mooney, Lot No. 410, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $235,990 • 11/22/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Gary S. and Cinda E. Allison, Lot No. 145, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $324,990 • 11/14/06, U.S. Home Corporation to James S. Sr. and Joan F. Mills, Lot No. 396, Phase II,

Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $164,990 • 11/27/06, U.S. Home Corporation to Douglas K. and Anne Marie Hamilton, Lot No. 368, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $99,990 • 12/08/06, 770 Properties, L.L.C. to Darrell W. Jr. and Kimberly S. Dashell, Lot No. 8, Holly Branch II, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $139,999 • 12/21/06, Juan Casas to Nataly Sandoval, parcel, Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, $134,900 • 01/12/07, Ethel B. Engle and Gloria J. Thomas to Todd A. and Margo A. Harris, and Robert H. Jr. and Theresa A. Richey, Parcel Nos. 1-2, Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, $120,000 • 01/12/07, Ethel B. Engle and Gloria J. Thomas to Todd A. and Margo A. Harris, and Richard H. Jr. and Theresa A. Richey, Lot No. 1, Lands of Virginia Lee Gordon, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $55,000 • 01/03/07, Main Sail Investments, L.L.C. to Gerald and Anisette Casimir, Unit No. 302, The Townes of Laurel Court,

Town of Laurel, condos, Little Creek Hundred, $139,900 • 01/15/07, Nelson E. and Jean E. Jones to Crossroad Community Church, Inc., parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $320,000 • 01/05/07, Michael J. Brace to Thomas E. Jr. and Shelly Heck, a/k/a Shelly Heck, Lot No. 32, Fleetwood Estates, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $229,900 • 01/16/07, Austin B. Smith to Robert L. and Shirley A. Winebrenner, parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $95,000 • 01/16/07, Arturo J. Santiago and Janet Rivera to Ludin and Julio Cifuentes, Lot No .49, Phase II, Morningside Village, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $174,000 • 11/03/06, Wesley J. Nubel to Todd E. James, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $173,000 • 12/22/06, Jason Nibblett to Selvy Mayle, Jr., Lot No. 7, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $112,500 • 01/17/07, Miller and Smith Homes at the Peninsula LLC to Peninsula at LongNeck, LLC, Phase 5B, Area 1-4, and Phase 6B, Area 5-6, Marina Bay, The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, subdivision, Indian River Hundred, $9,461,219


MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Community Bulletin Board Events Get a Clue at the Library

‘Mad Science Mondays’ As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is presenting a series of "Mad Science Mondays." Exploring water is the theme for the free sessions, which will be held at 3 p.m. on the following Mondays: July 30 and Aug. 13. They will take place at the library at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood. For further information, contact: Donna Prine Carter, at the Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309. ‘Teen CSI’ “Gorgery and Fakes” is the topic for the next installment of the “Teen CSI” series, part of the Summer Reading Program “Get a Clue @ the Library” currently underway at the Greenwood Public Library. This free program will take place on Thursday, July 26 at 3 p.m. at the library at 100 Mill St. It is open to all teens 13 years and up and is presented by Matt Miller, a CSI from California with 10 years experience in the field. For further information contact: Donna Prine Carter at the library at 3495309. ‘What’s That Wednesday’ As part of their Summer Reading Program, “Get a Clue @ the Library,” the Greenwood Public Library is presenting a fun series entitled, “What’s That Wednesday?” The final session, called “Dinosaur Detectives,” will take place at the Greenwood Library at 100 Mill St. at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25. This is a “must-do” for young, aspiring paleontologists.

VFW BBQ and Yard Sale

VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, will hold a Chicken Barbecue and Yard Sale on July 28, Sponsored by the Ladies’ and Men’s Auxiliary. Yard sale starts at 7 a.m. Chicken platters available at 9 a.m. Platter includes: chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob with roll, $6. Delivery available with a minimum of five platter orders, 629-3092. Table rentals are $10 per table. Call 6292876 or 629-4485 to rent a table.

Annual Community Yard Sale

First Annual Community Yard Sale, July 28, 6:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 101 E. Delaware Ave., Delmar, Del. Spots are $10 and you must bring your own tables. Call Allison at 846-3077.

Yard Sale Benefit

Aug. 4, Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 12685 Seashore Highway, Georgetown, benefits Sussex County Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Project. For more information, call 855-1153.

Texas Hold’em Poker

Texas Hold’em Poker a Laurel Fire Department, 205 West Tenth St., Laurel, Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Entry Fee $100 (2) $25 Add-ons; 1,000 in chips plus 500/500 – Starting Level 10/20. First Place up to $2,000 — Total Prize Payouts up to $8,000. Based on

player participation. Free draft Beer – Cash Bar and Refreshments. For more information: call Steve Brittingham at 8753081 to pre-register and for more information. Proceeds benefit: Laurel Fire Department.

Researching Your House History

The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a program showing how to research the history of your house on Saturday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. The program is free to the public. No reservations are required. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Duke of York Street in Dover. For more information, contact Jason Burleson-Gibson (302) 744-5081 or e-mail

Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner

Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner, sponsored by Bethel Community House at Oak Grove, Friday, Aug. 17. Carry out only. Price $7.50. Pick up time 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., will deliver to your business if desired. For tickets or information, call 410-7548681 or 302-337-8836, by Aug. 13.

Class of 1977 Reunion

The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's Auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins @ 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

tration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.

Pretty in Pink Fashion Show

A night of food, fun & fashion, July 25 at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, 7:309:30 p.m., $15 per person. Sponsored by the S.G.C.C. 9 Hole Lady Golfers. Event will feature silent and Chinese auctions, golf apparel courtesy of the Pro Shop, and served Hors D’oeuvres. Proceeds will go to Mary Kay Ash Research Foundation for cancer research.

Trap Pond volunteers sought

Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo or call 302-739-1960.

Laurel Public Library event

The library offers a variety of specialinterest clubs that will meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An Acting Club for children in grades 2-6 will meet on Monday evenings from 6-6:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-ItClub" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., and builders in grades K6 can use their imagination and expertise

with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our Build It! Club. Additionally, the library will have Preschool Story Time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK BookTime, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Laurel History Books Still Available

A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O’Neal’s Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

Get a Clue at Your Library

The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP). Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, Family Movie Nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder: A Mystery Write Offers Some Clues. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. For more information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.

Lose It for Life

Beginning with a sign up meeting on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 South next to the Guide) is offering 18-week weight loss program that focuses on identifying why we overeat and seeking healing in those areas. The cost is $75 for the 18 week program it includes the Lose It for Life book, workbook, Audio CD's, online forum, and of course the groups themselves. There is limited financial assistance. Call for more info. 629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

‘Our State Fair!’ Exhibit

The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village presents a new exhibition looking back at Delaware Agriculture's Biggest Celebration, "Our State Fair!" now through Aug. 5. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is applicable. DAMV is a private 501(c)3 educational organization located 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.

Summer Camp at ECS

Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 - 9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For regis-


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Baseball Equipment Needed

Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at or by phone 1302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Teens and Parents of Teens

Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 712 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at

Meetings Old Christ Church League

Mark the date of Sunday, July 29, on your calendar and plan to attend the organizational meeting of the Old Christ Church League at St. Philip's Parish Hall in Laurel. Time is 1 p.m. According to the Rev. Rita B. Nelson, the organization needs people if it's going to move forward. Old Christ Church League supports and maintains historic Old Christ Church and needs to reorganize and look to the future with community support. Questions can be addressed at 875-3644 at the church office.

Marine Corps League

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners

Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153.

Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.


Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public

speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla

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

Trips Trip to Vermont

Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This fourday, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (Double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.

Sight and Sound Theater Trip

A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater, Strasburg, (Lancaster, Pa.), for the show "In the Beginning," on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Bus will leave New Liberty Wesleyan Church at Federalsburg Road-Bridgeville Road, at 7:45 a.m. We will return at 8 p.m. Price includes show at noon, buffet luncheon at 3 p.m. at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Call before Aug. 8. For more information call Lorraine at 629-8928.

AARP Chapter 915 Trip

AARP Chapter 915 presents Kutsher’s Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, three days-two nights, Sept. 18-20, for only $340, per person, double occupancy. $60 additional single supplement. Included in the price: Two night accommodations in super deluxe rooms at Kutsher’s, two full breakfasts, two lunches and two complete dinners. For information and reservations call: 410-754-8588, Pick-up will be in Denton, Md.; or 410-822-2314, Federalsburg. Travelers insurance is available for purchase.


Bear Country Basket Fest! Join Longaberger, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, pottery and wrought iron at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Saturday, Aug. 18. The bus will leave from the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. The cost is $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information and reservations call Renee Morris (628-3539), Ruth Ann Gray (349-4344) or Michele Bell (628-8801)

Trip to Myrtle Beach

The Nanticoke Senior Center is having a Myrtle Beach trip on Oct. 15 through 20 for six days and five nights. The cost is $790 for double occupancy. A deposit of $200 is due upon signing and final payment due no later than Sept. 7. The trip includes : The Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolina Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner choices at The Parsons Table, Ryan's Steak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All tips and gratuities are included.

Trip to Franklin Institute

Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Tutankhanmun and The Golden Age of The Pharaohs at The Franklin Institute will be on July 24. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. Cost is $57 for members and $62 for non-members.

The trip includes: Motor Coach Transportation, a lunch at the Old Country Buffet, admission to the exhibit, and all tips and gratuities. Pay when you sign up at the front desk.

Food GSCC Legislative Breakfast

The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, July 26, 7:30 a.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Local state representatives and senators have been invited to answer your questions concerning issues facing you and the local business community. Moderator will be Ron Marvel. Full buffet breakfast, including gratuity - $8 each. Members and guests are welcome. R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, July 23.

Breakfast Cafe

VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

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

AARP Chapter 1084 Trips planned ‘Tons of Money’ The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to see the comedy “Tons of Money” on Sept. 26. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun too. Even if you don’t gamble, these are must see resorts. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180. Medieval Times Dinner Theatre The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. We don’t leave Seaford until 1:30 p.m. You’ll watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. (Due Aug. 1.) Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Longaberger Bus Trip

Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a bus trip to Boyd’s Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd’s

Eastern Shore


Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11 Morning Star Publications will publish a schedule of events with advertising space for sponsors in the Thursday, August 9 issue of the Seaford/Laurel Star.



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Church Bulletins ‘The Christian Troupers’ Concert

St. Paul's United Methodist Church will be hosting a concert by the popular southern gospel group, "The Christian Troupers". The concert will be held on July 22. It will be outside at the Market Square Park, on Market Street, in Laurel, and it is BYOLC, bring your own lawn chair. Don Murray and friends will begin at 6 p.m. and the Christian Troupers will follow. For more information, call Pastor Don, 856-6107.

Family Fun Day – VBS July 22

Seaford Christian Church will kick-off their “Avalanche Ranch” Vacation Bible School with a family fun day on July 22, at 4 p.m. in the church parking lot (across from Harley-Davidson on Rt. 13 North). Featuring horseback rides, games, fabulous food and a “dunk the preacher” booth. The VBS launch promises fun for the whole family from 4-6:15 p.m. The excitement continues with an evening at “Avalanche Ranch” from 6:15-8:30 p.m. The stampede to Avalanche Ranch continues July 23-26, Monday through Thursday from 6:15-8:30 p.m. each evening. Call 629-6298 for details.

John Wesley UMC Camp Meeting

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 804 3rd St., Seaford will hold its Camp Meeting on July 28, at 11 a.m.with food, fun and fellowship. At 5 p.m., guest preacher will be the Rev. Jonathan Whitney, from the East New Market-Linkwood Charge. Pastor is the Rev. Peggy M. Briggs.

Take My Hand Ministry Auction

Take My Hand Ministry, Inc. will hold its Ninth Annual Charity Auction on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company on U.S. Rt. 13 in Greenwood. The preview of items can be seen from 9 to 10 a.m. The auction starts at 10 a.m. with Tommy Tucker of Greenwood. There will be a bake sale and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. will have refreshments for sale. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell, executive director: 302-349-4220.

Take My Hand Ministry Meeting

The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2–4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers. This is a woman’s ministry. July’s guest speaker is Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace and Mercy in Greenwood.

Covered Dish Supper and Karaoke

Join us, on July 21 at 6 p.m., in the Bethel Community House, Oak Grove, for our monthly (3rd Saturday) covered dish supper and evening of karaoke with Jerry Butler. Lot's of fun! Everyone welcome.

‘End of the Spear’ movie July 21

Christ Lutheran Church will be showing the movie "End of the Spear" (Rated PG-13) on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Based on actual events, this movie is a powerful story of sacrificial evangelism, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The church

is located at 315 Shipley St., Seaford. All are welcome - no charge.

A-Y-C-E Spaghetti dinner

Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will host an a-y-c-e spaghetti dinner on Saturday, July 21 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the dining room. Adults are $5, Children 6 - 12 are $3 and children under six eat for free. Dinner is sponsored by the Promise Keepers and benefits the college scholarship fund.

Southern Gospel Quartet

The Anchormen in concert, Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 337 Tilghman Road, Salisbury. No admission charge - a love offering will be taken. One of Southern Gospel's premier quartets, they will be singing their latest release, "Reach Out To Jesus," plus many old favorites.

Union U.M.C. V.B.S. Aug. 6-10

A Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 6-10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information, call 337-7409.

Union UMC Summer Events

The Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville announces upcoming Summer events. Any questions, call 245-4426. July 30-Aug. 3 - "Son Seekers" Day Camp for children ages 5-10. Sunday, Aug. 5 - at 5:30 p.m., Faith and Family Night. There will be a Shorebirds game, then a concert performed by Higher Ground. Following the concert there will be a Fireworks Extravaganza. Tickets are

only $5. For $22 you can meet a member of Higher Ground and enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet. $1 from every ticket is donated to the Joseph House. Monday, Aug. 6-10 - At 6 p.m., Vacation Bible School. Sunday, Aug. 12 - At 7 p.m., Community Hymn Sing. Saturday, Aug. 18 - At 7 p.m., Ice Cream Social.

Centenary Church Gospel Café

Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce & Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. For more information, contact the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Wesley U.M.C. VBS

VBS leaders at Wesley United Methodist Church are grabbing their beach gear for a water park adventure you won’t want to miss. This water park adventure will take place daily from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m., July 30-Aug. 3 at Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road. Dinner will be provided for a $1 charge beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the community house. Call 628-1615 or 628-0720 to register.

Bethel UMC Charge to hold VBS

Bethel UMC Charge will hold a vacation Bible School on August 6 - 10. It will be held at Mt. Zion UMC on Seaford/Laurel highway. Bethel UMC Charge is composed of Portsville, Mt. Zion and Sailor’s Bethel. The theme this year is Avalanche Ranch. For questions, call 875-2713.

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCHNearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Julie A. Lewis

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church

Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del.

Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

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Persistence will pay off By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Weslyan Church


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ASTOR S ERSPECTIVE Over a year ago our daughter gave us the scare of a lifetime. While we were eating pizza at the Whether you are trying Sam’s Club in Salisbury, MD, she fell off her seat and struck her to lose weight, enact head very hard on the concrete legislation, or influence floor. Following a mad rush to the a big company, somehospital while her eyes rolled up in her head and an hour of trepida- times you lose battles. tion in the ER she finally began to come around and it was judged she would be OK. Since that time, thank this fine manager for a great attiwe have weathered through periodic tude and for keeping his word. seizures as a result. This year long effort has taught me a Soon thereafter, Diane and I began to few things about the importance of perdiscuss the role that a lack of high chairs at the Sam’s Club had in the mishap. Be- sistence when you believe in something. In our world of short attention spans, lack cause Candesce was only 2 at the time, of self-discipline, and downright discourshe was really too small to sit at the agement it is easy to give up. So, here bench/tables that are at the snack bar. are a few thoughts on being persistent. Thus began our efforts to request First, you have to be able to keep disSam’s Club to equip their snack bars with couragement in perspective. Whether high chairs. Over the next year Diane you are trying to lose weight, enact legisand I wrote and verbally requested highlation, or influence a big company, somechairs from management. times you lose battles. The objective is With each subsequent request, it actuto win the war. Keep perspective in moally got to where the women behind the ments of defeat and you will live to fight desk knew what we wanted before we another day. even said so. Second, bad attitudes never bring good A few months ago we met a woman results. Though we were always persistwho had an almost identical experience ent and direct, my wife and I covenanted to ours. She too had a small child that together to never be nasty. slipped off the bench seat and struck her Everything inside of me wanted to head on the floor. She also had to rush threaten how I was going to sue them, or her child to the hospital. At that point we picket, or just pitch a fit, but thankfully renewed our determination and efforts to cooler heads prevailed. When you need see Sam’s Club add highchairs to their to make your point, calm and rational snack bars. speaking and thinking wins the day over A month ago we returned to the custhe red-faced tirade almost every time. tomer service to again take up the topic. Finally, commit the results to God. The kind cashier said to us, “This is There are times when it is simply not in about the high chairs, isn’t it? I have just God’s will for your objective to be realthe right person for you to talk to today.” ized. The only way to keep from ultiAt that point she called the new store mately pulling out your hair is to remind manager, Brian Beaven, and we laid our yourself that God is sovereign. case out before him. Of course, his sovereignty is no excuse Brian was extremely receptive and to try any less hard, but it is a source of promised to do what he could to get high peace when you can leave the results in chairs. Two weeks ago we were again in his hand. the snack bar and were delighted to disWhat do you have in your life that you cover two brand new high chairs for cusare ready to give up on? Maybe it is time tomer use. to stay the course just a little while We found Brian and personally thanked him for hearing our concerns and longer. Your victory may be just around the corner! following through. I want to publicly


Obituaries Paul Robert Krauss Jr., 43

Paul Robert Krauss Jr. of Georgetown died July 8, 2007 at home. He was a son of Paul R. and Eileen E. Smagala Krauss Sr. of Chester, Pa. Paul was an avid pool player. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Karen Wood Krauss; his parents, Paul R. and Eileen E. Smagala Krauss Sr. of Chester, Pa.; two sons, Paul R. Krauss III of Millsboro, and Brandon E. Krauss of Georgetown; a daughter; Kristin L. Krauss of Georgetown. Two brothers, Wm. Krauss of Warminster, Pa. and Christopher Krauss of Millsboro; a sister, Lisa Dixon of Bridgeville, and several nieces and nephews and loving in-laws also survive him. Memorial Services were on Tuesday, July 17, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends called prior to the service. Interment was private. Contributions may be made to the family, c/o Watson Funeral Home, P O Box 125, Millsboro, DE 19966 Arrangements were handled by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be emailed to: Watson Funeral Home, or

Amy V. Phillips, 94

Amy V. Phillips of Laurel, passed Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at Seaford Center Genesis HealthCare. She was born in Laurel on April 20, 1913, a daughter of J. Edgar Phillips and Kate M. Ellis Phillips. As a child, Amy was home-schooled by her mother, who was a schoolteacher. She was a long-time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel. She spent many years as a caregiver for the elderly and babysitting for her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Clifton Phillips. She is survived by two nephews, Fred Phillips of Laurel and Richard Pete Phillips of Portsville; and three nieces, Barbara Melvin of Laurel, Norma Lee Wootten of Laurel and Anne Jones of Delmar. She is also survived by a special caregiver, Carol, a nurse from Seaford Center Genesis HealthCare who was like family to her. A graveside funeral service was held July 14, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements were in the care of Short Funeral Home of Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

John H. "Buck" Owings, 53

John H. "Buck" Owings, Delaware State Trooper, retired, of Delmar, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at home.

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Mr. Owens retired from the Delaware State Police in 2003 after 20 years. He was a Past Master of Hiram Lodge #21, AF & AM in Seaford, a member of the Shield and Square Club, Redmen's Lodge in Selbyville. He was also an avid hunter, civil war buff and participated in Civil War reenactments. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty; his mother, Eunice Owings of Farmville, Va.; four step-children, Edward Severn Jr. of Aberdeen, Md., John H. Owings Frederick Severn of Have de Grace, Md., Deborah Adams and her husband Donald of Aberdeen, and Teresa Bradley and her husband Elbert of Laurel; three grandchildren, Kimberly Severn, Christina Adams, and Brianna Bradley. His brother, William Owings Jr. also survives him. Funeral Services with full State Police Honors were on Saturday, July 14, at the Bayshore Community Church, 36759 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro. Friends called at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, on Friday evening. Masonic Services were at 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday. Burial was in Redmen's Cemetery, Selbyville. The family suggests donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Kevin L. Morris, 52

Kevin L. Morris of Delmar, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born Nov. 10, 1954 in Salisbury, a son of Jack Morris, Sr. and Shirley Morris of Delmar. He was a past member of St. Stephen's United Methodist Church Kevin L. Morris in Delmar and was currently attending Melson's United Methodist Church. Kevin graduated in 1972 from Delmar High School. Following graduation, he served his country in the Delaware National Guard for two years. He worked as a Safety Inspector for MOSHA, where he worked over 20 years. He was a life member and past president of the Delmar Fire Department, Station 74. Kevin took pride in serving the community of Delmar not only in fire service, but also in coaching teams in Delmar Little League and Pop Warner Football. Whether winning or losing, he was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed

NASCAR as a fan of Bill Elliott. In addition to his parents Jack and Shirley, Kevin is survived by his two sons, Jacob D. Morris and Jeffrey L. Morris, and his wife Candice, all of Delmar; two brothers and a sister, Jack Morris, Jr. and his wife Debbie, and Garry Morris and his wife Linda, all of Delmar, and Rebecca Barb and her husband Walter of Mathias, W.Va. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and his extended family, the members of Station 74. A fireman's funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 17, at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 101 E. State St., Delmar, where family and friends called prior to the service. Interment followed at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Delmar Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940; or to American Diabetes Association, 114 Baptist St., Salisbury, MD 21803. Arrangements were in the care of Short Funeral Home of Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Helen Juanita Edwards, 78

Helen Juanita Edwards of Laurel passed away on July 14, 2007 at her home in Laurel. She was born in West Virginia a daughter of Asa Smith and Bertie Smith. She was homemaker, and a loving

mother and grandmother. She attended the Beach Grove Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Jones and Phyllis Fretwell. She is survived by her husband, Hershell Edwards; three daughters: Joyce Willin of Laurel, Brenda Johnson and her husband James of Delmar, and Judy Cropper and her husband George of Delmar; and a sister, Delma Diehl of Seaford. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Daniell Johnson, Curtis Rodenizer, Jordan Cropper, George Cropper, Jr., Gene Cropper and Trevor Johnson; and great grandchildren, Aaron Rodenizer and Brooke Johnson. Several nieces and nephews also survive her. A Graveside Service was held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel, on Wednesday, July 18. Pastor Gary Tulak officiated. The Edwards family would like to thank everyone from Delaware Hospice for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Contributions may be sent in her name to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE.

Gladys J. Phillips, 94

Gladys J. Phillips of Seaford passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. Born in Hartford, Conn., she was a

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daughter of A.C. Jones and Minnie Barbour Jones. The family moved to Delaware in 1914, where A.C. built the AC Jones Poultry Farm in Georgetown. Gladys married Sidney A. Jarvis in 1929 having one daughter Joanne. Her husband Sidney died in 1939. She then went to work at the E.I. DuPont Company in Seaford in 1939, working for 38 years and one day, as she would always say. Meeting Paul Phillips, they married on July 11, 1941, being wed for almost 55 years until Paul died Aug. 13, 1996. They enjoyed many years of camping and traveling together, even going to Ireland in 1980 for a wedding. While in Ireland Gladys got to visit the home where her mother was born, which is still maintained in the family. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Jones and Harold Jones; a sister Helen Hudson; and the deep heart ache of her only grandchild, Jody Lauder who died in 1982. She leaves behind her beloved daughter, Joanne Lauder of Seaford, and several nieces, nephews and cousins in Delaware and Ireland. A Funeral Service will be held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m., where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in Union Cemetery in Georgetown. The Pastor Roland Tice will officiate. Contributions may be made in her name to the: Delaware SPCA - Sussex

Chapter, 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947

Marguerite J. Austin, 92

Marguerite J. Austin of Laurel went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2007 at the Seaford Center in Seaford. She was the daughter of Joseph and Rosa Foskey. She was also the wife of the late Marvil Austin who passed away in 1982. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charlie Foskey, Samuel Foskey, Horace Foskey, Ernest Foskey and a sister, Ellen Ward. In her early years Mrs. Austin worked as a seamstress for the Walker Garment Factory in Blades. She was a member of St. George's United Methodist Church and the Laurel Senior Center. She took pleasure in spoiling the neighborhood children by helping them with their homework, placing an extra plate on the table, and babysitting. In addition to being a kind neighbor she enjoyed gardening and making crafts. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on July 2, where friends called prior to the service.The Rev. Sam McWilliams officiated. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel. Contributions may be made in her memory to St. George's United Methodist Church, c/o Rick Culver, 28996 Discountland Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

Seaford Mission of Hope welcomes prodigal son By Robert Marx How would you react to being homeless, unemployed, and having an incurable, possibly life-threatening, neurological disorder? Added to that, you have gone through detoxification from substance abuse more than once. No one would blame you for being bitter, pessimistic, and depressed. This describes the situation of one of the residents of the Mission of Hope in Seaford, whom we will call “Micah.” His assessment of his own situation goes like this: “I have a roof over my head, good food, and I am on my way to a better life. There are people out there who would like to be in my shoes!” We are told to 'count our blessings'. When we are endowed with many blessings, each one may not seem that precious. But when one’s blessings are few, then each is all the more precious. Micah is one of the Mission residents called “prodigals”. These are men who have squandered their sobriety and independence “capital” gained during their first stay at the Mission program. A slip from being clean and sober brought him back. He describes this as “going out into the wilderness to help a friend, and getting stuck out in the wilderness alone.” He was trying to help a friend kick a drug habit, but returning to familiar turf made it too easy to lose his own sobriety. For the men at the Mission, the expression ‘you can’t go home again’ has a much more ominous meaning. Although they can not return home, these men can go back to the Mission of Hope. He notes he could feel the prayers

bringing him back. He was welcomed back, and feels he “has a family here”. Micah regards his return to his destructive former lifestyle as “temporary”. He describes the Mission as a “resting place” where he can renew his spirit and his commitment to a clean and sober life. He knows God has forgiven him, and he is ready to start over. Micah has gone through the Mission’s Bible study and life skills program again, and feels ready to go back to work. His neurological condition appears to be in remission, for which he is grateful to God. He has been leading morning and evening devotions, and plans to do outreach work to celebrate his renewal. The thing Micah has learned this time that he did not know before is to stop talking and listen, which is good advice for us all! The Mission is a place where hope is restored. It is also a place where miracles happen in the lives of men through the grace and love of God. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. Eighty percent of homeless men lack a high school diploma. Currently the Mission needs qualified GED teachers who are willing to volunteer to help these men reach their goals. Please contact the Mission at 302-6292559, via e-mail at, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help received, and especially your prayers. Robert Marx is a volunteer at the Mission of Hope.


Christians gather in Dover By James Diehl It wasn’t the big time gathering they had in Nashville, but then again it wasn’t supposed to be. Christians from all three Delaware counties met on Saturday, July 7, at Delaware State University to ask God for unity and healing across the United States. It was an intimate gathering designed to pray for the future of the state, as well as the country. “This was a call for intimacy and that’s exactly what happened. We had intimacy and we felt unity as a group,” said Robin Sturgeon, the president of Shiloh House of Hope in Bridgeville and the organizer of the state event. “We were really just praying for this generation to rise up. There are so many negative influences around young people today that something positive really needs to happen.” In terms of numbers, the event wasn’t as well attended as organizers had hoped, partly because a core group of Delaware Christians had already committed to attending the national event at LP Field in Nashville. Several thousand people attended the national event, including Delmarva Digital owner Tim Smith, also a financial contributor to the gathering in Dover. Inspired by the turnout on July 7, national organizers have already put the wheels in motion for a series of meetings to begin in the coming months.

The first is scheduled in early September in Las Vegas and all seven gatherings lead up to a large event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 8, 2008. “In the next year, The Call will gather people to different cities around the nation and then converge again in Washington for The Call D.C. II, believing that one million people, young and old alike, will gather to fast, pray and ask God for a historic visitation of epic proportions,” reads the group’s Web site, Also on their Web site, leaders state July, 7, 2007 was chosen because it marks the 40-year anniversary of the so-called “Summer of Love” in 1967. The day also marked the end of a 40day period where many participants fasted and remained in a state of prayer for the church, for the country and for the nation’s youth. “One of our goals was to bring unity to the body of Christ and all of us [who attended the event] were there to worship God,” Sturgeon said. “There were people at the event from across the state, from different denominations and from different churches.” Organizers also said they felt a calling to pool their resources, so to speak. “So many of us are doing so many good things in so many different ways,” Sturgeon said. “If we all came together as one, we’d definitely make a bigger impact.”

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Education Adopt-a-Student seeks sponsors

Adopt-a-Student is seeking sponsors to donate backpacks filled with essential school supplies for all Delaware children in need of assistance to ensure that students begin 2007-2008 school year fully equipped. The Adopt-a-Student program matches students in need with individuals who make a direct investment in the future of a child through a sponsorship by adopting a student (or students) and filling a backpack with needed school supplies. Once matched with a student, Adopt-aFamily provides sponsors with a list of requested supplies by grade and/or school district for the adopted student. Sponsors can additionally provide a gift card for a pair of shoes, a hair cut, or one new outfit for school. The Adopt-a-Student program served over 3,000 children in Delaware for the 2006-2007 school year due to the support from the community. In addition to the backpacks, donors contributed 1.5 million sheets of notebook paper; 128,000 #2 pencils; 64,000 crayons; 16,000 folders; 11,000 composition books; and 6,000 erasers. To be matched with your Adopt-a-Student, interested sponsors in Sussex County should call 302-424-7260 before the end of July. Monetary donations can be mailed to Adopt-a-Family at The Annex 13 Southwest Front St., Ste. 103, Milford, DE 19963. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be delivered to the Adopt-a-Family location before August 17 for distribution before the start of the school year. Pick up is available under certain circumstances. The Adopt-a-Student program is administered by Delaware Health and Social Services' Division of State Service Centers' Office of Family Support.

LEO CLUB OFFICERS INSTALLED - The Laurel High School Leo Club recently installed its 2007 – 2008 officers. From left are Kelsy Gordy, vice-president; Sierra Spicer, secretary; Melissa Mahoney, president; and Gaven Parker, treasurer. This youth group is sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club in affiliation with Lions Clubs International. They volunteer their time in local, state, and international service projects. For more information, call Lion Joy at 875-7419.

College savings website launched

Delaware State Treasurer and Chair of the Delaware College Investment Plan, Jack Markell recently announced the launch of a new website - - geared at assisting families as they prepare for college. "Many parents watch spiraling costs of higher education and wonder how they will ever be able to afford it for their children," Markell said. "With that in mind, we set out to create an innovative way to help Delaware families access important information about saving for college."

The site contains topics such as "Getting Started," a "College Planner & Calculator," "News You Can Use" section filled with recent news pertaining to college savings, and a downloadable College Savings Kit. Maureen Laffey, director, Delaware Higher Education Commission added, "This is one-stop shopping for Delawareans to either begin saving for college or to learn about additional resources that are available to help them plan and pay for college." The website also contains information about the 529 Delaware College Investment plan. 529 savings plans are named for a section of the federal tax code that allows parents, grandparents and others to set up investment accounts for college expenses. The investments grow free of federal tax when the funds are used to pay for tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies. Because Delaware follows federal tax regulations, withdrawals from the plan are completely tax-free for residents. To learn more about the new toolkit, visit or

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DETECTIVE VISITS LIBRARY - The Seaford District Library welcomed Detective Christopher Miller from the Seaford Police Department recently as part of the Summer Reading Program, Get a Clue@Your Library. Detective Miller demonstrated how the Seaford Police uses fingerprints, shoe prints, and other evidence to solve crimes. Children made their own fingerprint cards, using the old-fashioned ink technique. Miller explained that the police department now has an electronic scanner for fingerprints, which takes a more accurate print for their files. For more information on the Reading Program, contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524.

Delaware Tech in Georgetown is offering a summer yoga class. Participants will learn how to relieve tension and stress through a series of meditation, breathing and stretching exercises. There is no experience required as instructor Joy Janghari can adapt to anyone’s need and skill level. For complete information on course dates, times, fees, or to register, call 8546966.

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Have you decided to buy a digital camera but aren’t sure how it functions? Or maybe you just want to learn a few new tricks by talking with others interested in the same subject? If so, consider enrolling in the Digital Camera Basics course being offered this summer at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Ideal for anyone interested in discovering the basics of digital photography equipment, software and printing, this course will run for four two-hour sessions beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8. Participants must have knowledge of their camera, as well as basic computer operations. For complete information on course dates, times, fees, or to register, call 8546966.


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Entertainment Delaware Symphony Concert to feature fireworks, great music Fireworks will once again grace the skies over Lewes after the Delaware Symphony Orchestra performance at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Virden Center in Lewes. With the generous support of the DRBA, Lewes will enjoy a fireworks show sure to be enjoyed by many. The Delaware Symphony will be returning to Lewes for a performance following its outstanding performance in honor of Lewes’ 375th anniversary last year. According to Lewes Mayor Jim Ford, “The return of the concert this summer represents yet another wonderful effort by members and businesses of our community to enhance our quality of life. Last year during our 375th celebration, the evening was scripted perfect. The weather, the scenery, the location, the music and the performance all were perfect. I received so many positive comments regarding that event, it is just wonderful to have the opportunity for Lewes to once again enjoy such a concert.” “My thanks go out to everyone involved in bringing the concert to Lewes and Sussex County again this year. I realize many, many people worked extremely hard to make this a reality, and I know the

event will be well attended by the community. I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone again this year, and Lewes just continues to get better all the time.” The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. It will feature a maritime theme. The Symphony, under Music Director David Amado will feature a nautical theme with such favorites as “Anchors Away,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Sea Hawk,” “Victory at Sea,” a Sousa Suite: “Hands across the Sea,” “President Garfield's Inaugural March,” “Anchor” and “Star” “Who's Who in Navy Blue,” “Semper Fidelis,” Tchaikovsky's “1812 Overture” and Sousa's “Stars and Stripes.” Tickets are $35 for reserve seating and $25 for general admission. Children under 15 in either section are $10 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, the Lewes Historical Society office at the Hiram Rodney Burton House, Puzzles on Front Street in Lewes, or by calling 645-7670 (Lewes Historical Society) or 645-8073 (Lewes Chamber of Commerce). Plenty of free parking is available.

Thoroughly Modern Millie to visit Schwartz Center in Dover Thoroughly Modern Millie, a high-spirited musical romp, takes audiences back to the height of the Jazz age in New York City when "moderns” were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This performance will feature Seaford natives Erika and Schyler Conaway, recent Sussex Tech graduates and twin siblings. The Tony award winning musical will be performed at the Schwartz Center in Dover on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $25, with a $3 discount for students, seniors (65 & older) and military. Children 12 and under are $12. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 302-678-5152. Advance sales are encouraged.

Britt Shubow performs as Millie in the Tony award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, at the Schwartz Center in Dover on July 26-27.

Lewes Mayor Jim Ford addresses the crowd at the 375th anniversary concert last year. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra will be appearing live in concert on July 28 in Lewes at the Virden Center. For more information and tickets, contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 645-8073, The Lewes Historical Society at 645-7670 or visit Photo courtesy of Delaware Division of the Arts.

Jazz Funeral puts summer to rest After July Fourth, people in the “Quiet Resort” of Bethany Beach start to look forward to another tradition that marks the end of the summer tourist season. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year on Sept. 3, the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral was originally conceived by a Bethany Beach businessman and former Bethany town councilman Moss Wagner, who wanted to “lighten up” after a busy resort season. The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral has grown from its modest beginning and this year will celebrate its 22nd anniversary. At the Jazz Funeral, spectators go to the Bethany Beach Boardwalk on Labor Day Monday and can join in, as a funeral procession of mourners accompanied by jazz bands carries a casket with a


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Dover history revisited through lantern tour The historic town center of Dover was once the site of markets and fairs, suffragists and abolitionists, soldiers and slaves, lawmakers and law breakers. There is no better way to experience this history than by the light of a lantern on Fri., July 20. Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of the sites and sounds of Old Dover. Among the tales you will hear include those of Caesar Rodney - the most infa-

mous resident of Dover's jail and the only Loyalist executed in Delaware during the Revolution; devastating fires that threatened the town; tragic love; and the auctioning of slaves on the steps of the Old State House. This tour departs from the Delaware Visitor Center at 8:30 p.m. The fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Tour space is limited so call 302-7399194 for payment information and to request reservations.

mannequin representing "Summer of 2007" to its final resting place at the Boardwalk Bandstand. The 2007 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is free to the public and will be held on Labor Day Monday, September 3 with activities beginning about 5:30 p.m. on the North end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. The annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral begins with a private “Wake” at about 5 p.m. The “Solemn Procession” follows at 5:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the event, those who attend the Jazz Funeral are encouraged to enjoy the rest of the evening by dining at local restaurants in Bethany Beach. Anyone interested in helping out with the event or for general information, please call to leave a message at 302-537-1585.

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Entertainment Possum Juniors bring Narnia to Georgetown C.S. Lewis’ famous world of fantastic symbolism comes to life on July 25 at Possum Point Players in Georgetown with the Possum Juniors’ (PJs) performance of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” The production faithfully translates the accidental adventures of four children – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy – who wander into the hidden land of Narnia. The four Pevensie children are played by Luke Warrington of Millsboro as Peter, Montana deKuyper of Lewes as Susan, Scott Wallen of Rehoboth Beach as

Edmund, and Bridget Killion of Lewes as Lucy. This year’s summer production, produced and performed by the PJs group, is directed by Lucas Killion, a senior at Sussex Central High School and president of PJs. Members of the Possum Juniors meet year-round, and learn various aspects of theatre. Any student in grades six through 12 is welcome to join. The cast of 27 includes Cody Shockley and Allison Erskine, both of George-

town, who play Aslan and the White Witch. Other major cast members include Peyton Lynch of Georgetown as Mr. Tumnus, and Drew Arnold and Grace Naylor, both of Milton, as Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. Less experienced cast members play the role of Aslan’s followers, the Witch’s army, and wood nymphs. “The annual PJ show is always good family entertainment,” said Possum Administrator Mary Cahill. “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” opens on Wednesday, July 25,

and runs through Sunday, July 29. Show times are 7 p.m. on July 25, 26, 27, and 28, and 2 p.m. on July 29. Tickets are $8 each, or $7 for seniors and students, and are available by calling the Possum Point Ticketline at 856-4560. Tickets may be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, the Lewes Historical Society office at the Hiram Rodney Burton House, Puzzles on Front Street in Lewes, or by calling 645-7670 (Lewes Historical Society) or 645-8073 (Lewes Chamber of Commerce). Plenty of free parking is available.

‘Mercy Me’ scheduled to appear at the Wicomico Civic Center Experience “Mercy Me” Live in Concert with Aaron Shust and “Monk and Neagle” on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Wicomico Civic Center. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are on sale now and may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office online at To charge by phone, call 410-548-4911. Tickets are $22 and $26 plus fees. Group rates are available.

The Grammy nominated and Dove award winning adult contemporary Christian band released its first album, “Almost There,” in 2001. With the smash hit “I Can Only Imagine,” the disk went on to sell more than two-million records in just two years. Subsequent albums have included “Spoken For” and “Undone” which each produced two top 10 hits. Their latest, “Coming Up to Breathe”

was released in 2006 and earned the band’s first Grammy nomination. Mercy Me’s tunes, which span several musical formats, have also garnered American Music Awards and eight Dove Awards. Mercy Me will be joined by Worship leader and songwriter Aaron Shust. His debut album includes hit song “My Savoir, My God.” The acoustic pop duo “Monk and Nea-

gle” released their self-titled album in 2004 and plan to release their second work in August of this year. Don’t miss this one-time performance in Salisbury. “Mercy Me,” Aaron Shust and “Monk and Neagle,” will take the stage this fall at the Wicomico Civic Center. Visit, or call 410-548-4911 for more information.

Rehoboth Film Society preps for Independent Film Festival, 10th anniversary celebration This fall, the Rehoboth Film Society hosts the 10th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, thus celebrating a decade of growth and success. The Rehoboth Film Society, whose mission is to promote film as an art form through community outreach and educational film initiatives for all ages, launched the Film Festival in Nov. 1998. The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has grown from showing 92 films with 143 screenings to showing well over 100 films with more than 200 screenings. Ticket sales have grown from

5,900 to over 17,000 and what started as a society with zero members has grown to more than 1,300. This year’s Film Festival is scheduled for Nov. 7-11. Still in the planning stages, the Film Festival is sure to provide a variety of quality American and international features, documentaries, and shorts. A major goal this year is to provide the local community and general public with as many film viewing opportunities as possible. To learn more about the Rehoboth Film Society and this year’s Independent Film Festival, call 645-9095 or visit

Texas Hold’em Poker tournament planned Due to the success of February's Inaugural Eastern Shore Regional Poker Classic, Wicomico County Tourism is holding another Texas Hold'em event at the Wicomico Civic Center on Aug. 25. First place prize is nearly $25,000 if all seats are sold. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Friends of Wicomico Recreation and Parks' “Tomorrow Fund,” which provides scholarships to families in need for county-run after-school child care, summer day camps and youth recreational programs. Pre-registration for the Summer Poker Classic continues through Friday, Aug. 10. The buy-in for the tournament is $235 for those who pre-register.

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People DONATIONS FOR DELAWARE VETERANS - Pat Wheatley (right), Seaford, a member of the Seaford Widowed Persons Service of Southern Delaware, sewed blankets and quilted lap robes for Veterans at the Delaware Veterans’ Home near Milford. She joined other members of the Seaford Widowed Persons Service in the community service project to benefit to the veterans’ home.

Handley family announces birth of son Jacob William Handley was born on May 15, 2007, at 12:36 p.m., at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. His parents are Christa and John Handley of Bridgeville. His maternal grandparents are Sandy and Kenneth Hoffman of Bridgeville and

Bruce and Gail Bennett of Laurel. His paternal grandparents are Joyce and Bill Handley of Bridgeville His maternal great-grandparents are Willy Thompson of Sharptown, Md., and Dot and Jack Bennett of Sharptown. His paternal great-grandfather is Albert Dill of Bridgeville.

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Charles Atlas started this body building craze One of the columns I was researching when I was interrupted a RANK ALIO couple of years back was the passion for Americans to have a body As a 16-year-old I was everyone can worship. no 97 lb weakling, but Any night you can't sleep and you turn on television you will find my body, let's say, was on a number of channels featuring not exactly the body that infomercials on body building equipment. had my phone ringing There with glistening skin are off the hook from girls. men with tight ABS, strong chests and bulging arms and females For those of you too young to recall with...well how can I explain their physical appearance without having this column that name, for years he was the king of body building. I recall reading his ads as a banned; you get the picture. 16 year old; his system was simple and You never see after the weight loss the you can still purchase his body building pounds of flab hanging which require coskit today. metic surgery. Charles Atlas ran full-page cartoon-like You can purchase equipment anywhere ads in several magazines showing a 97 lb from hundreds of dollars to thousands and weakling with his date on the beach and the equipment varies from pulling a some muscle bound dude kicking sand in bungee cord to monster-looking weight his face. machines looking like several bow and arThe skinny dude takes the Atlas course rows strung together. and in the final panel he is bulked up and To those who want to lose weight the punches out the bully the next time he is easy way by taking pills, there is always a confronted by him. message at the end of the commercial, no In doing my research on Charles Atlas I matter how many pills you take to lose weight you must .... exercise. You might as found that story really happened to him. He truly was the “97-pound weakling” well throw a four-letter word at me, then he advertised; he was physically abused by ask me to exercise. his uncle and kids in school. One day But this column is not about the modwhile at the beach at Coney Island in New ern methods of toning your body, but York with his girlfriend, a bully walked up about the man who started it all — and kicked sand in his face; the only difCHARLES ATLAS.



ference in the story is the girlfriend walked away and never was seen again. The incident compelled him to find a rapid way in the privacy of his room to develop his body. The website says he observed the great cats at the zoo flexing their muscular bodies against the cage bars, thus keeping themselves strong with the resistance. Too poor to afford dumb bells, he developed his system called, "Dynamic Tension" which is simply insometric exercising. The method is simple. Isometric exercise is a program of exercises in which a muscle group is tensed against another muscle group or an immovable object so that the muscles may contract without shorting. Simply put: forcing your weight against the wall, a chair, or the floor, any hard surface. His ad features Atlas exercising with a chair. As a 16-year-old I was no 97 lb weakling; far from it, but my body, let's say, was not exactly the body that had my phone ringing off the hook from girls. So from the money I earned shining shoes in my dad’s shoe repair shop, I ordered the Atlas kit with visions of an expanded chest, bulging arms and tight six pack ABS along with rippling back muscles. Excited, when the package arrived I hurriedly ripped it open, took a look at the photos and literature and went to work on what was to be a super body in the privacy of

my bedroom. I'd show those girls who never called; I'd make them suffer by ignoring them. Fifty push-ups later and some pressing against the wall I put the kit under my bed..never to see the light of day again unless I pulled it from under the bed to knock off the dust. I would have to wait another 16 years before I met the gal of my dreams and 38 years later I still look at those exercise machines and think if I had taken the Atlas course and bulked up, I may have never met my bride of 38 years. Some other lucky gal would have grabbed me; you think? There are days when my bride probably wishes someone else did grab me first. But I have my revenge from those who had striking figures. After seeing recent photos of Arnold Swartzeneger with a sunken chest, stomach, and flabby legs resulting from his muscle building as a young man, I was glad I didn't follow through with the Atlas program. Now his body and mine are on equal footing. The only change in the Atlas program, now having 30 million students worldwide, is the price, now $49.95. Of course Atlas is no longer with us. “The World’s most perfect man" passed away several years ago. And, yes, if you want the Atlas kit in Spanish, press 2 when calling the toll free number.

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2 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions Large Public Multi-Estate Auction All items are being sold with no minimums and no reserve!! Friday Evening, July 20 th at 5:00 PM – 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Oak Bow Front China Cabinet, Several Showcases, Musical Instruments, Over One Hundred Collectors Plates, Primitives, Donut Robot Donut Maker and More!! Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd., follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd., follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Glass/China/Collectables (5pm): Gimbaled compass from Crisfield Skipjack Alma M. in original wooden box, several oyster cans, nice selection of stoneware mixing bowls, many crocks including lg. 10 gallon, over one hundred collectors plates including: Franklin Mint, Norman Rockwell, Austrian, German, Lenox and morelg. selection of Longaberger baskets, set of game plates, several decoys, lg. ammunition rounds, German Bayonet, 12 gauge db percussion wall hanging rifle, Crossman air rifle, powder horn, fishing creel, Victory flute in case, Jackson Guldan violin, 6 string guitar, tiffany style lamp, Brown and Sharpe micrometer in case, stained glass, Wagner and Griswold, primitive fruit press, primitive kitchen utensils, whiskey jugs, colony and chintz pattern Fostoria, Lenox, Westmoreland, Fenton art glass, lg. butter churn, Bristol vases, gone w/ the wind style lamp, sterling s + p, royal ruby juice set, Heisey, hand painted porcelain and coaster carrier set, framed artwork, McCoy, etched crystal stems, pair of large patio planters, o/c seascape, agate, stag handled knives, several quilts, ice cream maker, Johnson Bros china, lead molds, Franciscan china, Maryland ark and dove o/c, human prosthetic eyes and more!! Furniture (7:30pm): Oak bow front claw foot china cabinet w lions head accents, lg. oak armoire, mahogany bow front china cabinet, walnut hutch, empire chest of drawers w/ mirror, Victorian marble top dresser, Victorian settee, oak ladies writing desk, 2 tester bed, 2 drawer one door oak hutch w/ leaded glass top, cherry dining table w leave, mahogany gate leg drop leaf table, walnut dining table w/ two leaves, mahogany server, mahogany dinning table w/ four leaves, 6mahogany dining chairs, Duncan Phyfe serving table, oak washstand w/ mirror, empire gaming table, walnut tilt top parlor table, maple vanity w/ mirror, 6 walnut cane bottom dining chairs, Ethan Allen Windsor back dining chairs, deacons bench, Duncan Phyfe parlor sofa, lg. lighted showcase w/ glass shelves and side opening doors, tall oak lighted showcase w/ plate grooved glass shelves and side opening doors, black enameled lighted showcase w/ polished brass hardware and plate grooved glass shelves, 2 tall cherry finish bookcases, 2 pine lowboy bookcases, oak hall tree, oak plant stand, small primitive bench, sewing loom, lg. tile top table & 6 painted chairs, oak lamp table w/ ball in claw feet, tea cart, several cane seat and back rockers, 3 drawer softwood chest w/ mirror, 4 drawer oak dresser, birdcage, surrender table, several trunks, cedar chest, Lane dining table and six chairs, lane server, child’s rockers, bentwood chairs, and much more!! Box lots, & more box lots!!; Donut Robot 42 donut maker, Tappan gas stove, lead smelter, blower, Fairbanks Johnson bar, hog pot, have a heart trap, floor lamps, porch table and chairs, golf clubs, camp stove and lanterns, shop vac, electric trolling motor, wooden chicken crate, amber glass, milk glass, vases, and still more! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Station 7 Restaurant of Pittsville

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Saturday, July 21st at 10 AM, Real Estate will be Sold at Noon *1 Owner Estate Home *Eastern Shore Corner Cupboard *Antiques & more*

Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 ant Rt. 24 (in Laurel DE) turn West onto Rt. 24, follow for 1 mile to Central Ave. Cross Central Ave., continue on Rt. 24 (West St) for 0.8 Miles to home on the left. Signs Posted. Property Description: Owned by long time Laurel Entrepreneurs/residents the “Marvil House” is improved by 3 BR, 2 BA, updated windows, hardwood floors and a great floor plan. The 4” well is also updated. The property fronts on 2 roads as also features 2 detached garages; a 1 and 2 car! Mrs. Marvil is relocating to assisted living and Marshall Auction-Marketing Co.. is very honored to assist the family with the auction. There are plenty of shade trees on the property which will provide a more comfortable auction setting. Plenty of off street parking on the oversized lot! Glassware/China/Collectables (10AM): Roseville vase and planter, Wedgwood compote, sterling candelabra, cobalt to clear golf ball stems, approx. 40pc Copeland Spode tower pattern china, ruby to clear thumbprint goblets, Fostoria under plate, Fostoria cream and sugar, Young American Patriots of WWII Maryland/Delaware book, Benner & Co. 1932 collapsible telescope, Waterbury Parlor #92 cobalt mantle clock, button & daisy Vaseline pitcher, Oliphant Chevy yardstick, gone w/ the wind lamp, Ridgeway steeple clock, opalescent thumbprint lamp, frosted globe converted oil, W. German stein, Vaseline duck on nest, dark town S+ P, cut stems, cut crystal decanter, White House vinegar cruet, stangle, cut compote, converted oils, 12 place settings Leonard plated ware, copper luster pitchers, hand painted floor lamp, candlewick snack set, amber crackle glass cruet, costume jewelry, and more!! Furniture (to be sold immediately following glassware): Heart Pine 12 Pane Eastern Shore Corner Cupboard w/2 pegged raised panel doors(50” wide x 79”tall), Pine Eastern Shore dove tailed blanket chest w/ bracket feet, Pine one drawer over two door Eastern Shore jelly cupboard, Pine tapered leg single drawer work table, sm pine dovetailed blanket chest w/ glove box, marble top 3 drawer tiger maple chest, Empire two over three drawer chest w/ flower carvings, pine gate leg drop-leaf table, 5pc solid maple bedroom suite, rectangular oak beveled glass mirror, Pine grain painted lift top desk, 2 over 3 drawer empire chest, 6 maple spindle back chairs, Floral upholstered wingback, 2 La-Z-Boy recliners, large gilt frame mirror, 1drawer surrender table, leather insert plant stand, pine 6 drawer knee hole desk, ladies cane seat and back rocker, 5pc dinette set, maple bed & dresser, pie safe, pine mantles, bucket bench, 5pc wrought iron porch set, 27” Zenith TV, 13” TV, and much more!! Riding Lawn Mower/Tools: Craftsman 16hp 46” cut riding lawn mower, Lawn chief & Murray push mowers, 3.5hp Craftsman air compressor, aluminum extension ladders, masonry tools, hand tools, RR oil can, garden tools, bench grinder, fire ax, wooden planes, tin funnels, Dietz smudge pots, watering cans, nail kegs and more!! Real Estate Terms: $6,000.00 down on the day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Co. makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Food Served by the El Dorado Fire Dept. Some seating provided.

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LEGALS NOTICE Estate of Robert Cecil Wilson, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Robert Cecil Wilson, Jr. who departed this life on the 23rd day of May, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto John Craig Truitt, Connie Mumford Truitt on the 6th day of July, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 23th day of January, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: John Craig Truitt Connie Mumford Truitt 12900 Concord Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. PO Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 7/19/3tc

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NOTICE Estate of Robert M. Shofstahl, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Robert M. Shofstahl who departed this life on the 23rd day of May, A.D. 2007 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Robert W. Shofstahl on the 20th day of June, A.D. 2007, 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 23rd day of January, A.D. 2008 or abide by

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NOTICE Estate of Sun Keung Liu, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Sun Keung Liu who departed this life on the 8th day of March, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Margaret F. Clayton on the 27th day of June, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 8th day of November, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Margaret F. Clayton 12 N. Street Ext., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 7/5/3tc

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Green toilet brings to mind an old hopper story On a recent trip to the Car Store in Laurel, I saw something that AT URPHY brought back some memories of a column I wrote on May 16, 2002. You see, in the sales room of the Toni made her bridge club Car Store, for everyone to enjoy endure a broken toilet and use if you must, is a fur-lined brilliant green toilet. You must stop seat for months while she by to view it and get a complete explanation, but it did remind me awaited the arrival of this of that special one that Star Advisory Board member Toni Gootee new piece of furniture. bought for her card club in Laurel. Oh well — here is that 2002 molivery. You know that the mail — and the ment recaptured. toilet seat — must go through! “Everyone please be seated! “I understand also Toni did a lot of re“I have this rather delicate story to tell search on this item, even talking to the this week. Just how to go about it I’m still designer about the size, color, and installanot sure, but here goes because we all can tion instructions — all about it. use a good laugh. And yes, perhaps you “She is so proud. It was the first time will see Toni Gootee at the alumni banquet her neighbors had ever seen Ralph in a Saturday night and she will invite you tuxedo — with a pipe wrench in his hand over to see her fabulous $150 toilet seat to boot — to install this “piece of Laurel from Florida that she is now the proud history.” Yes, when Toni is finished with owner of. Mind you, this does not include it, it goes to the Historical Society — by shipping and the insurance she probably then the Hysterical Society. placed on this item. “Well, enough of this, just doing my “I remember as a kid how excited I job and the paperwork! would be when my newest baseball book “About the delicate matter, Toni made arrived in the mail. her bridge club endure a broken toilet seat “In the same way, every day Toni for months while she awaited the arrival of would anxiously wait by the door to see if Wayne King or UPS would bring her prize this new piece of furniture. Don’t expect Johnny Janosik to start carrying them eipackage. “Now, if Wayne had known how impor- ther. “You know, those ladies could have tant it was he would have made a night de-



been in a “pinch.” “Well, this is just a little something about one of Laurel Star’s Advisory Board members. We definitely look for different personalities! “Toni, you’re special!” Parents, if you have a son or daughter who is an incoming freshman in high school and you are a graduate of Laurel High School, now is the time for you to join the Laurel Alumni. In order for your son or daughter to be eligible for a scholarship you must be a member by Sept. 30. Dues are $5 a year or five years for $20. Stop at Edward Jones in Laureltowne for an application. Now that’s a reasonable investment. While I am at it, I might as well tell you this. At the 2008 banquet, Laurel graduates who have gone into the ministry will be honored. Richard Blades and Roland Tice come to my mind, as well as Tommy Starnes, and there are others. Charity Lodge I.O.O.F. on Poplar Street in Laurel invites everyone for its open house on Saturday, July 21, at the lodge hall. Members want to show you 150 years of lodge history and community service. You know, they are the ones who do the haunted house, sponsor student trips to the United Nations, lend hospital equipment, make oyster sandwiches and so much more. See Debbie Mitchell’s page 1 story on this great Laurel service group.

Glimpse of the past This 1940-50s photo is called ‘Just hanging out in Laurel.’ It contains several well-known Laurel people — Viola Teagle Cannon, Elva Brown Waller, Noveta Hearne Matthews (now deceased) and Hattie ‘Betty’ Belle Jones. Submitted by Gloria Gillispie.


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The homes in Laurel facing the Auction Block and behind Royal Farms will soon feel the wrecking ball if I hear things correctly. Now, soon could be a year or more as we have seen on several other projects. Those homes known as Mumford’s Manor have been there since the late 1940s or early 1950s and built by O’Neal Brothers. I think they were named after Cranville Mumford, a former co-owner of O’Neals. The ones on the street behind Rt. 13 will stay, if I’m correct. The story is that Royal Farms will expand. He was born (I think) with a basketball in his hands and in between moments of football and softball he is still at it, at the ripe old age of 39-plus. Who else can it be but our hall of fame basketball coach, Chester Davis? Chester and coaches at Seaford Christian Academy visited the University of North Carolina for a basketball camp last week. No word on how much legendary coach Dean Smith learned from Chester. Well, got to go now and pack for Cooperstown, N.Y. Going to have a lot of company this year, as I know Wayne Sammons and family from Seaford, Chuck Pugh and son Brian and others are going as well. See you around.



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MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Police Journal Burger King closed due to fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a structure fire which occurred on Monday, July 16 at 1:40 p.m. on the 24000 block of Sussex Hwy. in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades Fire Department. Upon arrival, they encountered smoke and fire extending from the exhaust duct of the charbroiler. The Burger King at the above address will be closed for an extended period time while damages from the fire in the ductwork are repaired. Damages have been estimated at $5,000. No injuries were reported. State Fire Marshal Investigators determined that the fire began in the ductwork of the charbroiler and was caused by overheating of the grease build up in the ductwork.

Troopers apprehend three men

On Wednesday, July 11 at approximately 2:30 a.m. state troopers from Troop 5 and a Troop 4 K-9 officer were dispatched to the 11000 block Trussum Pond Rd., Laurel, to investigate a burglary at the Rt. 13 Outlet Market. Upon arrival, officers located and apprehended three subjects who were inside the market stealing jewelry valued at $100, a purse valued at $45 and Nike sneakers valued at $1,840. The following businesses were burglarized: Created by Keitamike, Kims Jewelry, Ring & Chain Place Inc., Boots, Bags & Beaded Accessories, and Dream Team Athletic One. Officers recovered most of the property at the market’s rear door and the jewelry was recovered from one of the suspects later identified as Nikita L. Lake, 20, of the 3000 block of Harrison Circle, Trappe, Md. Lake was arrested on one count of theft $1,000 or greater class G felony, five counts of burglary 3rd degree class F felony, one count of conspiracy 2nd degree class G felony, two counts of misdemeanor theft, one count of attempted theft, three counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. Lake was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) on $26,000 cash bond. During the apprehension, Robert L. Dawson, 20, of the 600 block of Greenwood Ave., Cambridge, Md., was bitten by the state police K-9 unit. Dawson was treated at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for the bite and released. Dawson was arrested on one count of theft $1,000 or greater class G felony, five counts of burglary 3rd degree class F Felony, one count of conspiracy 2nd degree class G felony, two counts of misdemeanor theft, one count of attempted theft, three counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. Dawson was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) on $26,000 cash bond. Lionel T. Copper, 19, of the 100 block of Oyster Catcher Court, Cambridge, Md. was arrested on one count of theft $1,000 or greater class G felony, five counts of burglary 3rd degree class F felony, one count of conspiracy 2nd degree class G felony, two counts of misdemeanor theft, one count of attempted theft, three counts

of misdemeanor criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. Copper was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) on $26,000 cash bond. A fourth suspect, Lee R. Ralph, 18, of the 300 block of Muir St., Cambridge, Md. was identified as the getaway driver. Ralph was arrested by the Cambridge Police Department and is currently incarcerated in Maryland pending extradition to Delaware to face the following charges: one count of felony theft, five counts of burglary 3rd degree, one count of conspiracy 2nd degree, two counts of misdemeanor theft, two counts misdemeanor criminal mischief and one count of attempted theft.

ing his seatbelt. Charles Southwell, who was wearing a seatbelt, was also flown from the scene. He was taken to Christiana Hospital where he died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The front seat passenger of the Lincoln, June Southwell, 83, also of Retz Ln., was transported from the scene to Beebe Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing her seatbelt. This crash, which is being handled by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, remains under investigation. Speed is considered a factor in this crash on behalf of Jenkins. No charges have been filed yet.

Arrested for failing to re-register

State sends firefighters to Wyoming

The Delaware State Police have arrested a Laurel man for failing to re-register as a sex offender. Authorities in Fort Smith, Ark. contacted state police detectives after they encountered Eugene B. Manning, 52 of Laurel and learned of his active warrant in Delaware for failing to re-register as a sex offender. On July 11, Manning was extradited to Del. from Ark. and arraigned on his charge. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of a $5000 secured bond.

Police arrest man on drug charges

On Wednesday, July 11, members of the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Task Force (DTF) arrested a 25-year old Lincoln man on several drug related charges. During the investigation, Derek H. Callaway, 25, of Lincoln sold marijuana from his 2006 Toyota Prius to an undercover officer on three occasions in June. Callaway was indicted by a grand jury and arrested at his home on Hickory Ln. in Lincoln. Police seized Callaway’s 2006 Toyota. He was charged with one count of delivery of a schedule 1 controlled substance (marijuana) Class E felony; one count of maintaining a vehicle to deliver a controlled substance, class F felony; and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor). Callaway was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,450 secured bond.

Driver ejected in two-car crash

On Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Johnson Rd. just east of Avalon Park Rd. in reference to a two-car injury crash. A 2001 Mercury Cougar, operated by Troy Jenkins, 17, of Bangor Ln. in Milton, was traveling eastbound on Johnson Rd. when the vehicle lost control and went off of the south edge of the roadway. The vehicle re-entered the roadway and traveled into the westbound lane of Johnson Rd. where it collided with a 1997 Lincoln Town Car, operated by Charles Southwell, 83, of Retz Ln. in Lewes. As a result of the crash, Jenkins was ejected and suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries. He was flown from the scene by Trooper 2, the State Police Helicopter, and admitted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He was not wear-

For the first time ever, Delaware’s Forest Service sent two 20-member teams to battle a wildfire in Wyoming, one of many areas that are experiencing one of the worst fire seasons on record. A long spell of hot, dry weather in several states has pushed the National Fire Preparedness Level to 4, on a scale of 1 to 5. Delaware’s large contingent of 40 volunteers, including members from nearby states, are undertaking a grueling 14-day assignment battling fires in the Salt Lick Mountain region in the Bridger Teton National Forest, located 25 miles north of Pinedale, Wyo. The volunteer firefighters will be in Wyoming from July 14-29.

For 16 members, this trip marks their first national firefighting experience under the command of the National Interagency Fire Center. Michael A. Valenti, Delaware’s Deputy State Forester, credits this year’s record crew numbers to “increased training” during the past year as more volunteers have undertaken and completed the courses needed to certify as wildland fire personnel. Valenti himself will command one of the 20-member teams, while Michael K. Brown from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will command the other. “Over the years, Delaware has earned a national reputation for the determination and commitment of its firefighting volunteers. Their willingness to work two weeks of long hours under physically challenging conditions – far from their family and friends – is a tribute to their dedication,” Valenti said. Delaware has been fielding a crew almost every year since 1998, but 2007 marks the first time it will send two full 20-member teams.

Hit and run vehicle starts fire

On Sunday, July 15, at 8 a.m., Carl Nathan, 34, of Kent Dr. in Millsboro, was operating a silver Ford Windstar westbound on US 9 approximately 3.5 miles west of Lewes. The vehicle attempted to


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MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007 pass another vehicle and ultimately sideswiped a blue Toyota Avalon, operated by Richard Berman, 48, of Lakeside Dr. in Lewes. No one was injured as a result of this crash and Nathan fled the scene. During the attempt to flee, the Windstar ran off the north edge of the roadway and struck a pile of wood and a mailbox before re-entering the roadway and continuing westbound on US 9. The vehicle then continued approximately 1/2 mile before turning left onto Dairy Farm Rd. (CR261). The Ford continued southbound on CR261 for approximately 1/10th of a mile before veering off onto a dirt road at Hopkins Dairy Farm. The vehicle continued down the dirt lane for approximately one mile before running off into a corn field and catching fire. A small portion of the field was also burned. Nathan got out of his vehicle and fled in an eastbound direction into a cornfield and was later apprehended in a nearby wooded area. During the apprehension, Carl Nathan resisted arrest and kicked a Georgetown Police Department Officer who was on scene assisting with the investigation. The officer was not injured. Nathan was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with resisting arrest (felony), offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence, failure to provide information at an accident scene, failure to have insurance identification, failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while suspended. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $90,000 secured bond.

Lightning strikes house, causes fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire which occurred on July 10 at 2:36 p.m. on the 27000 block of Avalon Rd., Avalon Mobile Home Park, Georgetown. The Millsboro Fire Department with the assistance of the Indian River, Georgetown, Lewes, and Milton Fire Departments responded to the scene and encountered fire in the rear of the mobile home with extension to a nearby storage shed. The home is owned by Linda Miller of Georgetown. Miller and her son were home at the time of the incident and escaped without injury. Damages have been estimated at approximately $300,000. No injuries were reported. State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated on the exterior of the residence, and was caused by a lightning strike. The home was equipped with working smoking detectors.

Marijuana grow found in Gumboro

On Thursday, July 12, Maryland State Police narcotics officers uncovered a ‘marijuana grow’ in the Gumboro area and notified the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Task Force (DTF). The Maryland State Police Aviation Unit was reportedly flying a routine marijuana eradication mission around Delaware State Route 54, which is along the Maryland/Delaware line, and located the plants. Authorities in Delaware were notified and a team of officers responded to the area on July 13. The eradication team consisted of the Delaware State Police Drug Task Force, Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC), and Wicomico and Somerset County Narcotics

Task Forces. The ‘grow’ was located on County Rd. 422 near Gumboro. Narcotics detectives eradicated 130 marijuana plants in 7 different plots. The plants ranged from 1’ to 7’ in height and weighed a total of 97 pounds. This investigation is ongoing and officers are working toward identifying those responsible for growing the plants. The plants were seized as evidence and will be destroyed.

15 arrested during Checkpoint

Delaware Law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol during week 3 of the 2007 “Checkpoint Strikeforce” campaign. This brings the total number of people arrested in the first two weeks of the initiative to 70. In addition to the 15 DUI arrests, officers issued 4 citations for underage drinking violations, apprehended 2 wanted individuals, made 4 drug arrests, 4 felony arrests, and issued 19 seat belt and 3 child restraint citations as well as 76 citations for various other traffic violations. Now in its sixth year, “Checkpoint Strikeforce” is a multi-state crackdown on impaired drivers coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Participating law enforcement agencies are conducting weekly DUI checkpoints between the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve, all with the goal of at deterring impaired drivers and arresting DUI offenders.

Motorcyclist dies in accident

On Thursday, July 12, at approximately 2:10 p.m. Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) members responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a Dodge truck at Raughley Hill Rd. and Delaware Ave. near Harrington. Upon arrival, investigators learned that a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Raymond G. Henry, 52, of Harrington was southbound stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Delaware Ave. The motorcycle pulled out onto Delaware Ave. in front of a 2001 Dodge truck operated by Harry W. Minner, Jr., 48, also of Harrington. The truck struck the motorcycle. Henry, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was flown to Christiana Hospital where he later died. Minner was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. The roadway was closed for approximately 90 minutes while investigators examined the scene. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. The crash remains under investigation.

The group agreed to meet in the parking lot of Tractor Supply across from the Camden Wal-Mart to fight each other. After meeting in the parking lot, an altercation ensued. During the altercation, Jackson allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victims before fleeing in a vehicle with Sudler. After the altercation, the victims walked toward Vanessa Dr. at which time Sudler and Jackson drove by them and allegedly shot four to five times in their direction. Neither victim was hit. The victims later identified Sudler as the driver and Jackson as the shooter. Sudler was arrested at his home on July 9 and charged with the following offenses - 2 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony Class B felony; 2 counts of aggravated menacing Class E felony; 2 counts of reckless endangering first degree Class E felony; and 1 count of conspiracy 2nd degree Class G felony. Sudler was committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $5,000 secured bail. Hyneiff Jackson is still at large, believed to have fled to Philadelphia. He is described as a black male, 5’06”, and 115 lbs. His birth date is May 5, 1991. Jackson may be armed with a handgun. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hyneiff Jackson is urged to contact 911, Delaware State Police detectives at Troop 3 (302) 697-2104 ext. 309, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

State police seek robbery suspect

State police are asking for help in finding a man who robbed a 23-year old Po-

tomac, Md. woman on July 7 at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Silver Lake Dr. The victim was walking when the suspect ran up behind her and grabbed her. The suspect pulled the victim into the bushes as she continued to struggle. During the struggle, the victim resisted her attacker by kicking, punching, and screaming. The suspect eventually snatched the victim’s purse and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’9” tall, stocky build with medium brown straight hair, possibly 25 to 30 years old. The suspect was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans or jean shorts. Anyone with information is urged to contact Delaware State Police Detectives at Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crimestoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Fatal shooting in Claymont

On July 15 at 11:20 p.m., troopers responded to the Towne and County Shopping Center located on 2713 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival at the scene, a black male between 40–50 years of age, was found lying in the parking lot bleeding profusely from the chest. Preliminary reports indicate this subject’s injuries were as a result of a single gun shot wound. He was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead. This investigation has been turned over to the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information pertaining to this case or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call investigators at 302-739-2469.

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Teens charged after investigation

On July 5, state troopers from Troop 3 were dispatched to the area of Peachtree Run (RD 105) and Vanessa Dr. (Star Hill) to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, the suspects were gone. During the investigation, officers recovered spent shell casings from a handgun. Detectives later identified several victims in an alleged reckless endangering incident involving a handgun and many local teens. The investigation revealed that two 18year old Dover men and a 17-year old Magnolia juvenile were involved in an argument with two juveniles, Rashad Sudler, 16 and Hyneiff Jackson, 16, both of Dover. Detectives learned that the victims and suspects are co-workers at a local restaurant and began to argue over name calling.


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YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT - Evan Patterson looks for fish in the Nanticoke River. Photo by Cassie Richardson.

FLOAT-IN - A Riverfest tradition, the Float-In attracts many people who are anxious to get wet and show off their unique rafts. Photo by Daniel richardson

VISIT TO AIRPORT - Dave Elliott, Seaford Star staff, and Ron McArthur, Cape Gazzette staff, got a ride on a police boat in order to get some good shots of the floaters. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

RIVERFEST PAGEANT - Pictured from left are (front row) Little Miss Riverfest 2006 – Allison Dayton, 2007 Little Miss Runner-Up – Alissa Mercie, Little Miss Riverfest 2007 – Sierra Scott, Junior Miss Riverfest 2007 – Darien Shockley, Junior Miss Riverfest 2006 Rachael Buckler, 2007 Junior Miss Runner-Up – Kimberly Zoller, (back row) Mrs. Delaware America 2007 – Angela Burns, Miss Seaford 2007 – Ashley Bice, Mrs. Sussex County 2007 – Buffy Parker and Miss Delaware Teen USA 2007 – Holly Shively. Below is a scene from the float-in. Photos by Dave Elliott.

LEMONADE - Kimberly Zoller waits for thirsty customers at Alex's Lemonade Stand. This was Kimberly's second year at Riverfest. Photo by Cassie Richardson.

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Seaford Star Sports

Nathan Bradley is very pleased with his third place finish in the 12 and under boys Individual Medley. Photo by Steve Bradley

Seaford Golf and Country Club Gators go 1-1 for the week Nanticoke’s Tyler Ruark beats out an infield single as Woodbridge’s Tyler Dickson covers first during last week’s Senior League all-star baseball game. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford edges Woodbridge in Senior League baseball By Mike McClure The following are the local results from the District III Senior League baseball tournament: Nanticoke 6, Woodbridge 4- Seaford broke up a scoreless game in the top of the third inning of last Friday’s game in Roxana when Spencer Coulbourn walked, Garrett Eskridge reached first on an error, and Zack Reynolds singled down the third base line to score Coulbourn. Woodbridge plated two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Barry Williams singled and scored on a double by Mike Screpesi. Screpesi moved to third on the throw home, Brock Callaway walked and stole second, and Screpesi took home on the delayed double steal to make it 2-1. Seaford knotted the score in the top of the fourth when Korey Hearn reached first on an error, went to second on a passed ball, and came home on an RBI single by Tyler Ruark. Nanticoke took the lead for good in the top of the fifth as Eskridge reached first on an error, Reynolds singled, Sturgeon put down a sac bunt with Eskridge beating the throw to third to load the bases, and Ross Miller reached first on an error to score Eskridge (3-2). Seaford added three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Ruark reached first on an infield single, moved to second on a groundout by Coulbourn, and scored when Eskridge reached first on an error. Eskridge scored on an error and Miller added an

Seaford pitcher Korey Hearn fires to first base during last week’s game against Woodbridge. Hearn earned the win in his team’s 6-4 victory. Photo by Mike McClure

RBI single to make it 6-2. Woodbridge put a pair of runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh, but Nanticoke hung on for the 6-4 win. Woodbridge 9, Millsboro 6- No results were submitted from this game. Nanticoke and Woodbridge face off again with the winner playing Laurel in the championship on Wednesday.

The week started with a loss for the SGCC swim team last week. The Gators were out numbered in the event 3-1 against the Ocean Pines Sharks. Hannah Merrit, 6/U girls, swam her first butterfly in a meet with a 52:67. Gabby Alicea, 9-10 girls, had a 25:31 for her first time in the back stroke. Andrew Mackler was the only 14 and under boy for either team, his 50 yard back stroke was 45:40. Hailey Parks swam up to compete in the 12 and under girls in the IM. Collin Handy and Victoria Carey also swam up from the 6 and unders to compete in the 7 and 8 age bracket. For the second meet of the week, the Gators traveled to Lake Forest to compete. The Gators came away with a four point win. James Hemmen, 12 and under boys, performed outstanding in his first ever IM in a swim meet. Josh Bredbemmer performed his first breast stroke during a meet. Alex Kimpton swam outstanding in her last meet of the season. She competed in butterfly, back stroke and breast stroke. In the 18 and under boys’ competition, Brian Tinsman qualified for championships with his 50 meter back stroke.

Shown (l to r) is the Woodbridge Junior League all-star softball team: front- Alicia Hashman, Kate Mullett, Shelby Temple, Crystal Hignutt, and Taylor Maddox; backKelsey Johnson, Amanda Hutchison, Mariah Johnson, Christine Jones, Kelsey Thompson, Julia Jewell; coaches- Wayne Hutchison, coach, Mark Johnson, manager. See results on page 43. Photo by David Elliott

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SSA’s Philip DeMott competes in the boys’ 15-18 year-old 50 meter butterfly during his team’s win over SGCC in a recent swim meet. Photo by David Elliott

District III Little League All-Star baseball, softball schedules The following are the local teams’ District III Little League baseball and softball schedules for the month of July (subject to change): Major League baseballThursday, July 19- championship 1 6 p.m. at Rehoboth; Friday, July 20- championship 2 (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Rehoboth Junior League baseballThursday, July 19- winner’s bracket 6 p.m. at Millsboro, loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Laurel; Friday, July 20- loser’s bracket 6 p.m. at Laurel; Saturday, July 21- championship 1 6 p.m. at Millsboro; Sunday, July 22- championship 2 (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Millsboro Junior League softballThursday, July 19- championship 1 6 p.m. at Laurel; Friday, July 20- championship 2 (if necessary) 6 p.m. at Laurel Senior League softball Thursday, July 19- championship 1 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex; Friday, July 20- championship 2 (if necessary) at Lower Sussex

Sara Adams of Seaford, left, and Lauren Joseph of Laurel participated in the Regional Rumble at Virginia Beach, Va., June 24-27. This tournament is sponsored by the U.S. Field Hockey Futures program. Out of 32 teams, this team comprised of Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C. athletes took the silver medal. Adams and Joseph will both be juniors at Sussex Tech in the fall.

Laurel/Seaford Star is looking for a sports writer/photographer The Laurel and Seaford Star is looking for a freelance writer and photographer to cover Western Sussex sports teams. Send resume and three writing samples to the Star, attention: Mike McClure at P.O. Box 1000, Seaford , DE 19973 by Tuesday, July 31.

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Shown (l to r) are the Delaware First Staters: Mandy Bouvier, Marion Lisehora, Georgia Billger, Delores Blakey, Doris Brown, Judy Stevenson, Mimi Peters, and Harriet Mair.

First Staters finish fifth in National Senior Games volleyball tourney The First Staters, a 65+ women’s volleyball team from Sussex County representing Delaware, finished fifth in the National Senior Games- the Senior Olympics in Louisville, Ky., recently. This is the highest a Delaware 65+ team has ever finished at the Senior Olympics. Texas cruised to gold without a loss, Arizona took the silver, Michigan won the bronze and Ohio placed fourth. The First Staters played those teams tough, winning once against Ohio and almost upsetting Arizona. The National Senior Games are held every two years, and in 2009 they will be in San Francisco. To compete in the next NSGA Senior Olympics, a team must win gold or silver in its 2008 state games.


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Woodbridge’s Kelsey Thompson tags a runner out trying to steal second last weekend in Laurel. Photo by David Elliott

Seaford Star Junior League all-star softball scoreboard Woodbridge 14, Nanticoke 4- Kelsey Johnson struck out six for the win and Kasey Thompson had three strikeouts for the save. Taylor Maddox went 2-for 5 with two RBIs and Amanda Hutchison went 1-for-3 with a double for Woodbridge. Elizabeth Ewing went 2-for-2 and Courtney Rementer doubled for Nanticoke.

Star Junior League all-star baseball scoreboard (7/16) Nanticoke 9, Woodbridge 6- Dustin Taylor earned the win with nine strikeouts and just three runs allowed in six innings. Taylor also went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Garrett DeWolf went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. For Woodbridge, Joey Petrone pitched solid baseball for four innings. Trezmon Kane went 2-for-4 and Petrone batted 2-for-3.

Bridgeville Charity Golf tournament to be held in October The Bridgeville Charity Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 12 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club, and the Bridgeville Senior Center. The format for the tournament is a four person scramble with prizes awarded to golfers in both male and female foursomes. Golfers will also have ab opportunity to compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package to commemorate the inaugural event will also be provided to all participants. The event will also feature a golf clinic by Jason Diamond, head pro at Heritage Shores. In addition to challenging golf on Bridgeville’s new course designed by the world renowned Arthur Hills, participants will also enjoy a luncheon in the Heritage Shores clubhouse. The tournament is limited to 36 foursomes and the registration fee is $125 per player. Registration must be completed by September 1. For more information about the event please contact the Bridgeville town office at 337-7135 or visit the tournament web page at

Shown (l to r) is the Seaford Major League baseball Pat Knight team: front- Brandon Mann, Bruce Mosely, Alex Cataldi, Benny King, D.J. Slade, Cole Leager; back rowmanager Steve Hearn, Brock Spicer, Chris Michel, Andrew Adams, Adam Sallade, Jake Duke, Dalton McGee, Jamie Stang, coach Gary Smith. Missing from photo is coach Ford Veredy. The team went 2-3-1 in the tournament which took place in Millsboro July 5-12.

Phillips earns fourth win of season, lowers ERA in Windy City win Laurel graduate Shawn Phillips moved to 4-1 in the Windy City ThunderBolts’ 5-0 win in Frontier League play last Saturday. Phillips allowed no runs and three hits in six innings with four walks and two strikeouts in the game. He is now sixth in the league with a 2.66 ERA and has a second best 53 strikeouts with seven walks in 61 innings in his 10 games started.

Jones, Sussex West Patriots shut down Georgetown, 11-1 Taylor Jones (4-0) and the Sussex West Patriots [8-8] shut down the Georgetown Steevers last Wednesday night in American Legion action at Delaware Tech. The Pats led the game 9-0 in the fifth before Sean Sockriter singled ending the nohitter and then scored on Steven Walker’s RBI double. The Patriots had a home run from Jordan Johnson, and doubles from Jeff Taylor, Garrett Eskridge, Matt Parker and Eric Sharff. Eskridge had a perfect a perfect night at the plate, batting 5-for-5, scoring two runs with two RBIs. The Pats exploded in the third inning, batting around and scoring seven runs on hard hit singles and three back to back doubles [Parker, Eric Sharff and Jones]. Jones dominated the Steevers on the mound, striking out nine and allowing just two hits. Matt Dodson went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIS, Steve Sharff batted 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI; Eric Sharff drove in a pair, and Taylor scored two runs for the Patriots.


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BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

E-mail updates: Unfair State High School Tournament Two weeks ago, I tried to expose the best kept secret in Delaware High School State Tournament Play. This past year only three “public schools” in Delaware (Concord won two titles, Christiana, Caesar Rodney one each) won four out of 28 boys and girls sports tournaments. The tournament set up has been flawed for years, allowing schools that are traveling private school “all-star” teams to consistently defeat public school teams that consist only of local talent. The tournament also discriminates against Division II schools, who must play against not only Division I schools but the traveling private school “all-star” teams in baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, swimming, basketball, indoor track, basketball and field hockey. This week and next, I will be bringing e-mail updates from readers that are as upset as I am about this inequity to our local athletes. E-mail response: I agree with everything you said in your column two weeks ago about unfair state tournament play. I am a head coach in two high school sports with over 20 years experience (girls and boys soccer) and each year our goal is to win a state championship. Each season my players at Woodbridge ask me, how are we going to beat St. Mark’s, Sallies, the private or tech schools? I tell them through hard work and practice anything is possible, and on any given day, anyone can beat anyone, so we practice with a sense of hope. The reality is that most public schools, not all, cannot compete with private, religious, tech and charter schools. Each year for example, we lose players to Sussex Tech in all sports, just like other high schools in the area because we can’t compete with their tax base and per pupil spending. We can’t ask the state for more money or raise tuition to get a new computer lab. Private, religious, tech and charter schools also recruit players to come to their schools, while local high schools cannot. I have seen ads in out of state newspapers for many of the up state private schools and even though the tech schools have not won many state championships, with the growing influx of students arriving from their counties each year; give them time. The present system is unfair and now is

the time to restructure the state tournaments. It is time to give the smaller public schools a chance to win. If anything, remove at least the private schools from the tournament system and have two division tournaments for all sports, similar to football, track, wrestling cross country, etc. I know the old saying, “that on any given day,” but that given day may only be a once in a lifetime for many public schools. Just look at this past year, private schools won 24 out of 28 state titles. It’s time for change, so that all teams have a fair chance for their players to win a state championship.

Seaford first baseman Philip Wands looks to tag Woodbridge’s John Boyer out at first as Boyer gets back to bag safely. Photo by Mike McClure

Scott Bleile Head Soccer Coach (girls and boys) Woodbridge High School E-mail response: Your article was on target in the paper two weeks ago. Here are four unanswered questions I have and perhaps you have the answers? 1. How many of the non-public / private schools in Delaware allow out of state residents to play for their teams?; 2. Is it true that the State Soccer Player of the Year, several years ago wasn’t even a resident?; 3. Does the state athletic association do a residency check for out of state players?; 4. What is the feasibility of having a separate Division I and Division II tournaments for all sports? In case you don’t know the answers, I am also addressing these questions to Kevin Charles of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association. Dr. Steve Garner Administrator, Seaford School District Blue Jay Notebook: Head coach Scott Bleile is also the President of the Boys Delaware High School Soccer Association. Golf winners by school or individual player are not included due to the lack of data at this time. This coming week I plan to meet with Delaware State Representative Danny Short to solicit help in changing the tournament playoff system. Next week you will hear from a former private school athlete who agrees with changing the state tournament playoff system.

Woodbridge’s Barry Williams, left, runs to third base on his way home following a double by teammate Mike Screpesi last week during District III Senior League baseball all-star play. Woodbridge hurler Dan Petrone delivers a pitch during his team’s loss to Seaford last week. Photos by Mike McClure

Seaford Star Senior League all-star softball scoreboard Woodbridge 11, Nanticoke 2 (Saturday)- Woodbridge scored five runs in the first, six in the second and two in the third while Nanticoke scored a pair of runs in the third inning. Melissa Baker, Samantha Melson, Amanda Slater and Pauli Rechay each had one hit and Baker and Ashley Edwards scored three runs apiece for Woodbridge. Melson earned the win with six strikeouts and no walks in four innings of work before giving way to Baker for the final three outs. Stephanie Cardillo, Amanda Shockley, and Maranda Wample had hits for Nanticoke.

Nanticoke’s Ross Miller is shown batting during his team’s game against Woodbridge last Friday. Photo by Mike McClure

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Scott Smart, right, and Dylan Banning show their team spirit during a District III Major League baseball all-star game last week.

Seaford/Laurel Star sports section has a new e-mail address Got sports? Send your sports scores, photos, schedules, and press releases to the Star’s new sports e-mail address: or fax to 302-629-9243. Call sports editor Mike McClure at 629-9788 with questions.

Laurel Major softball tops Woodbridge, advances to states Nanticoke’s Mark Wortman delivers a pitch during his team’s game against Lower Sussex last Friday in Rehoboth. Wortman and his team shut out Lower Sussex, 3-0 to advance to the second round of the District III Major League baseball tournament.

Star Major League baseball all-star scoreboard (7/16) Rehoboth 16, Woodbridge 4 (Friday)- Brandon Bailey had a pair of hits for Woodbridge in the loss. Seaford 3, Lower Sussex 0 (Friday) Seaford 8, Lewes 1 (Sunday) Shown is Olivia Duke of SSA during the girls’ 10U 25 meter backstroke during last week’s meet in Seaford. Photo by David Elliott

SGCC’s Sydney Beard is shown during the girls’ 8U 25 meter breaststroke last Thursday. Photo by David Elliott

The Laurel Major League all-star softball team clinched the District III title and advanced to the state tournament with a 10-0 win over Woodbridge last Tuesday. Bree Venables pitched a shutout in the game, which lasted four innings. Venables pitched a three-hitter, striking out five and walking five. Laurel’s defense also played errorless ball. Woodbridge threatened to score in the second inning. Holly Chisenhall tried to take home on a passed ball when catcher Erin Johnson fired to Venables at the plate for the out. Woodbridge’s three hits came from Chisenhall, Bethany Killmon, and Tiarra Baker-Maddox. Nicole Widen took the loss on the mound for Woodbridge. Laurel’s offense took advantage of 15 walks, aggressive base running, and added four hits to put 10 runs across the plate. Laurel opened up their offense in the first inning when Alexis Hudson led off with a walk, and reached second and third on delayed steals. Nicole Ullman followed with a walk and stole second. Erin Johnson placed a bunt down third base line to score Hudson. Logan Green followed with a sacrifice bunt to score Ullman. In the second inning, Briaunna Taylor led off with a walk and stole second, followed by a walk to Sara Ellis. Ullman then hit a single to score Taylor. Venables was hit by a pitch to load the bases when Erin Johnson hit a double to left field that scored Ellis and Ullman. Laurel was held scoreless in the third, but put the final five runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. Venables led off and reached first on an error, then stole second. Johnson followed with a single and walks were issued to six of the next eight batters to end the game.


MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

SSA swim team members break team, pool records in recent meets The Seaford Swim Association (SSA) had meets against the Lewes Yacht Club and Central Delaware YMCA last week SSA had several records broken. Cory Darden broke the 13-14 boys freestyle record with a time of 24.75 (previously held by him at 24.91). Andrew Halter broke four team records in the two meets: 15-18 boys 50 yd. free with a 23.62 (previously held by Chris Tinsman since 2003); 15-18 50 yd. backstroke, with a time of 25.74; 15-18 50 yd. fly with a time of 25.57; and 15-18 boys 100 yd. IM with a time of 59.21. The latter three were all held previously by Halter. He also broke one pool record, the butterfly record from 1997 held by Nic Haynes of MRYC. SSA has a 6-1 record, losing by only 13 points to CDEL. SSA vs LYC - Girls 11-12 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Tori Hearn, Corrine Stewart, Julia Tobin, Maria DeMott), 2:14.81 Girls 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Rachel Haas, Haley Clayton-Moyer, Ania Sypek, Paige Venables), 2:01.87 Boys 13-14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Alex Welding, Ryan Stewart, Dustin Venables, Cory Darden), 1:50.83 Girls 15-18 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Jeanmarie Ferber, Katelin Tull, Courtney Swain, Jamie Swain). 1:57.52 Boys 15-18 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Drew Venables, Daniel DeMott, Jeremy Halter, Andy Halter), 1:37.75 Girls 10 and Under 25 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Taylor Kvilhaug, SSA, 18.25 Boys 10 and Under 25 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Ryan Seeley, SSA, 21.97 Girls 11-12 50 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Maria DeMott, SSA, 38.13 Boys 11-12 50 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Gray Venables, SSA, 32.45 Boys 13-14 50 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Cory Darden, SSA, 27.53 Girls 15-18 50 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Jamie Swain, SSA, 29.37 Boys 15-18 50 Yard Butterfly 7 and above- 1. Andy Halter, SSA, 25.57 Boys 8 and Under 25 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Mitchell Moyer, SSA, 22.06 Girls 11-12 50 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Tori Hearn, SSA, 40.95 Boys 11-12 50 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Gray Venables, SSA, 39.57 Girls 13-14 50 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Paige Venables, SSA, 33.31 Boys 13-14 50 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Cory Darden, SSA, 31.97 Girls 15-18 50 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Jamie Swain, SSA, 32.23 Boys 15-18 50 Yard Backstroke 7 and above- 1. Andy Halter, SSA, 29.50 Girls 6 and Under 25 Yard Breaststroke- 1. Amy Venables, SSA, 33.07

Boys 6 and Under 25 Yard Breaststroke- 1. Shane Stark, SSA, 43.15 Girls 8 & Under 25 Yard Breaststroke 7 and above- 1. Hannah Venables, SSA, 23.59 Girls 11-12 50 Yard Breaststroke 7 and above- 1. Maria DeMott, SSA, 42.09 Boys 11-12 50 Yard Breaststroke 7 and above- 1. Michael Dopler, SSA, 42.47 Girls 13-14 50 Yard Breaststroke 7 and above- 1. Paige Venables, SSA, 37.57 Boys 13-14 50 Yard Breaststroke 7 and above- 1. Dustin Venables, SSA, 35.63 Boys 15-18 50 Yard Breaststroke 7 and above- 1. Philip DeMott, SSA, 31.90 Girls 6 and Under 25 Yard Freestyle- 1. Amy Venables, SSA, 23.03 Boys 6 and Under 25 Yard Freestyle1. Shane Stark, SSA, 34.31 Boys 8 and Under 25 Yard Freestyle 7 and above- 1. Mitchell Moyer, SSA, 17.78 Girls 10 and Under 25 Yard Freestyle 7 and above- 1. Taylor Kvilhaug, SSA, 17.52 Girls 11-12 50 Yard Freestyle 7 and above- 1. Julia Tobin, SSA, 33.87 Boys 13-14 50 Yard Freestyle 7 and above- 1. Cory Darden, SSA, 24.75 Boys 15-18 50 Yard Freestyle 7 and above- 1. Drew Venables, SSA, 24.47 Boys 10 and Under 100 Yard IM 7 and above- 1. Ryan Seeley, SSA, 1:41.19 Girls 11-12 100 Yard IM 7 and above1. Maria DeMott, SSA, 1:20.81 Boys 11-12 100 Yard IM 7 and above1. Michael Dopler, SSA, 1:19.96 Girls 13-14 100 Yard IM 7 and above1. Paige Venables, SSA, 1:13.09 Boys 13-14 100 Yard IM 7 and above1. Dustin Venables, SSA, 1:11.36 Girls 15-18 100 Yard IM 7 and above1. Jamie Swain, SSA, 1:12.09 Boys 15-18 100 Yard IM 7 and above1. Andy Halter, SSA, 59.21 Girls 8 and Under 100 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Kierra Horne, Hannah Venables, Amy Venables, Samantha Cotten), 2:07.17. Boys 10 and Under 100 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Ian Carlisle, Cameron Horne, Ryan Seeley, Noah Shapley). 1:37.00 Girls 11-12 200 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Tori Hearn, Maria DeMott, Taylor Daudt, Corrine Stewart), 2:48.08 Boys 11-12 200 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Michael Dopler, Connor Thornton, Gray Venables, Ted Schwartz), 3:09.09 Girls 13-14 200 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Rachel Haas, Paige Venables, Haley Clayton-Moyer, Ania Sypek), 2:19.10 Boys 13-14 200 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Danny Seeley, Dustin Venables, Cory Darden, Alex Welding), 2:09.25 Boys 15-18 200 Yard Medley Relay 7 and above- 1. SSA ‘A’ (Andy Halter, Brian DeMott, Drew Venables, Jeremy Halter), 1:57.12

Shown are the Riverfest 5K female and male winners: Rachel Carey and Andrew Hoffman, both of Seaford. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Nanticoke Riverfest 5K Duck Dash results (at Chapel Branch) The Riverfest 5K Duck Dash took place last Saturday at the Chapel Branch Nature Trail. The results of the race follow: 1. Andrew Hoffman, 19:03 (men’s division champion); 2. Tim Fields, 23:07; 3. Alan Quillen, 23:10; 4. Samuel Gaines, 24:04; 5. Frank Cusmaro, 24.19; 6. Dan Flagg, 24:32; 7. Jonathan Stephens, 24:41; 8. Rachael Carey, 27:05 (women’s division champion); 9. Elizabeth Cay, 27:14; 10. Elizabeth Ewing, 27:30; 11. Laura Burke, 27:31; 12. Cathy Parker, 28:38; 13. Rob Perciful, 29:23; 14. Andrew Watkins, 29:47; 15. Barbie Betts, 29:47; 16. Bridget Hershey, 30:20; 17. Paige Collins, 30:30; 18. Elizabeth Perciful, 30:48; 19. Erin Wooten, 31:12; 20. Kelsey Hoch, 31:12; 21. 21. Debby Hastings, 33:34; 22. Alison Schwinn, 33:51; 23. Aubrey Pitula, 33:56; 24. Angela Azores, 34:35; 25. Jessica Wiggins, 35:13 Women’s Division- winner- Rachel Carey, 27:05; 13-18- 1. Elizabeth Ewing, 27:30, 2. Paige Collins, 30:20, 3. Elizabeth Perciful, 30:48; 19-25- 1. Barbie Betts, 29:47; 2634- 1. Elizabeth Cay, 27:14, 2. Bridget Hershey, 30:20, 3. Aubrey Pitula, 33:56; 35-441. Laura Burke, 27:31, 2. Angela Azores, 34:35, 3. Robin Verdery, 42:26; 45-50- 1. Josie Hunsberger, 56:51, 2. Stephanie Perciful, 56:52; 51-65- 1. Debby Hastings, 33:34, 2. Cathy Parker, 36:38 Men’s Division- winner- Andrew Hoffman, 19:03; 13-18- 1. Tim Fields, 23:07, 2. Dan Flagg, 24:32; 19-25- 1. Jonathan Stephens, 24:41; 35-44- 1. Samuel Gaines, 24:04, 2. Andrew Watkins, 29:47; 51-65- 1. Alan Quillen, 23:10, 2. Frank Cusmaro, 24:19, 3. Rob Perciful, 29:23

Send us your sports scores - it’s easy! Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to or faxed to 302-629-9243.

Lauren Shipley of the Seaford Swim Association is shown during the 11-12 year-old 50 meter butterfly race recently. Photo by David Elliott

SGCC’s Lauren Price is pictured competing in the 13-14 year-old girls 50 meter butterfly race last week. Photo by David Elliott

MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007


Seaford Bowling Lanes Weds. No Tap High games and series Mac McKenzie 358 J. Eddie Greene 1244 Travis Sirman 312 Erma Baker 1152

Tuesday Nascar High games and series Donald Kriner 294 Wm. Davy Davis 775 Branda Abrams 279 Erin Ward 732

Thursday Summer Mixed High games and series Harriette Lowery 271 Kim Bailey 746 Matt Wheatley 299 Stanley Johnson 807

Amy Venables of SSA takes part in the 6U 25 meter breaststroke during last week’s swim meet. Photo by David Elliott

Fourth Annual Delmarva Skill and Drill camp is July 23-26 The Fourth Annual Delmarva Skill and Drill football camp will take place July 2326 at Laurel High School. The camp, which teaches kids ages seven through a senior in high school the fundamentals of football, costs $90 per camper. It is designed to give football players, especially new players, a chance to learn about the game and to have fun. Campers need to bring cleats/sneakers and a lunch. Brochures are available at any school in the Laurel School District or by calling Laurel head football coach Ed Manlove at 302-399-1253.

Sussex County Sports Foundation to host baseball, softball tourneys The Sussex County Sports Foundation will be hosting Baseball and Softball tournaments. The baseball tournament will be held on August 4-5 and the cost is $400 per team with a four game guarantee. Team ages of 8U-16U are invited to attend. This event is CABA Baseball Sanctioned. All teams are invited. The softball tournament will be held September 1-2 for ages 10U-18U and the cost is $400 for a four game guarantee. It is USSSA Sanctioned. Please visit our website for more information at or call 302-644-7777. The tournaments are held in Laurel. The Sussex County Sports Foundation is a nonprofit organization helping the youth of Sussex County.

Seaford Department of Recreation is looking for adult league teams Team that wish to enter the Seaford Department of Recreation’s Men’s Fall SloPitch, Women’s Fall Volleyball, Co-ed Fall Volleyball, or Men’s Fall Flag Football league can call the office for more information at 629-6809. The cost to enter a team will vary.

Delmarva Dawgs compete in Ripken Tournament The Delmarva Dawgs 16U team won four games in the Ripken Tournament at Myrtle Beach recently. The team’s results follow: Long Island Astros 3, Dawgs 2; Dawgs 5, Ohio Trojans 4; Dawgs 13, Exeter Cardinals (Pa.) 3; Dawgs 7, Long Island Steel 2; Dawgs 18, Cincinnati Cobras 1; Exeter Cardinals 3, Dawgs 0

Shown (l to r) are Seaford High field hockey team members preparing for the Riverfest 5K run: front- Erin Wooten and Alison Schwinn; back- Brittany Deats, Samantha Deats, Kelsey Hoch, Hilary Cooper, Lizzie Perciful, Jenna Wills, Haley Quillen, and Elizabeth Ewing. Photo by David Elliott

Summer Senior Express High games and series Gerald Sammons 295, 746 Dot Cannon 272, 802

Weds. Summer Adult/Youth High games and series Scott Morgan 287 Mark Redd 754 Laura Slavin 264, 749 Chase Prettyman 280 Zachary Carey 280, 801 Ashley Collins 292 Taylor Richey 743

Star Weekly Lg. Spotlight Weds. No Tap The Muffins Double Trouble Seaford Lanes Get R Done Ups and Downs Bad Boys Angel Eyes #2 Lucky Ladies Debbie Crew Don’t Know

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Steppin Up The 4 B’s Whoever Three to One Globe Trotters Bass Ackwards #2 Aces

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Summer Senior Express Silver Lining Seaford Lanes 2 Gals and a Guy Walkers Warriors

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Weds. Summer Adult/Youth Fantastic Four K.O. Smachers Topeka Destroyers

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Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club sports news Register today for Seaford’s only traveling football league. This “nationally” recognized youth program is headed up by Seaford Pop Warner Parent’s Association. Mandatory play rules, no tryouts, first come, first serve. Rosters limited to first 35 per football team and 25 per cheer team (mighty-mite cheer limited to first 10). Seaford Pop Warner football and cheerleading travels to different towns on the Eastern Shore. The ages are 7-15 for football and 5-15 for cheerleading. The registration fee is $65. For the safety of your child weight limits are set for football players. The season begins on July 30. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information please call: Gary at 443-880-2978, Rhonda at 302-628-5137, Sherry at 302-629-0654, or Karen at the Boys & Girls Club: 302-628-3789 .

Seaford Department of Recreation signups are taking place Sign ups are going on now for the following Seaford Department of Recreation programs: Youth Tackle Football- ages 7-13, the cost is $ 30 and includes a physical; NFL Youth Flag Football- ages 6-14, the cost is $ 20; Youth Cheerleading- ages 7-14, the Cost is $40 and cheerleaders keep their uniforms; Youth Field Hockey- ages 8-12, the cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Call 629-6809 for more information or come by the office to sign up.

NYSA Fall 2007 soccer signups to take place in July The NYSA Fall 2007 soccer signups will take place at the NYSA shed in Seaford and the Laurel library in Laurel. The cost is $35 for the first child, $20 for the second, and $10 for each additional child. The signup dates and times are as follows: July 1410 a.m. to noon and July 19- 6 to 8 p.m.


MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Laurel Senior League softball advances to District III finals By Mike McClure The Laurel Senior League softball team moved one step closer to a berth in the Senior League World Series with a 61 win over Cape Tuesday night. Laurel advances to the championship on Friday night at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana needing a win to clinch the District III title and advance to the Senior League World Series, which is also played in Roxana. Cape plated a run in the top of the first inning of Tuesday’s game, but Laurel bounced back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. Brooke Evans walked and scored on a sac bunt by Alyssa Martin and Yasmin Davis reached on a fielder’s choice and came home on a sacrifice fly by Jenna Allen. Laurel pitcher Stephanie Wheatley sent Cape down in order in the second inning. Laurel added to its lead in the bottom of

the third as Brooke Evans hit a leadoff double and scored on a sac bunt by Allen and Brittney Brittingham singled in Allen and Wheatley (fielder’s choice) to make it 5-1. Wheatley worked another 1-2-3 inning in the fourth, but Cape threatened in the fifth. Chelsea Reed singled with one out and Sadie Jones walked before Wheatley got a strikeout and Brooke Evans made a nice play at short to backhand the ball and throw to third for the force out. Laurel added one more run in the bottom of the sixth when Jenna Cahall drew a leadoff walk, moved up on a sac bunt by Ashley Brittingham and a Cape error, and scored on Alexis Oliphant’s sacrifice bunt. Wheatley sent Cape down in order in the top of the seventh, including a game ending strikeout which sealed the 6-1 win.

Shown (l to r) is the Laurel Senior League softball team: front- Brittney Brittingham, Ashley Brittingham, Megan Colsten, Courtney Evans, Alyssa Martin, Yasmin Davis, Melissa Trout; back- Brooke Evans, Jenna Cahall, Stephanie Wheatley, Jenna Allen, Kelsey Oliphant, Alexis Oliphant, and Taylor Oliphant. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex County Sports Foundation to host Fall baseball, softball The Sussex County Sports Foundation will be hosting Fall Ball for Baseball and Softball Teams. Teams will alternate play every other Sunday at the Laurel Little League complex. Teams ages will be 9U-18U. Registration is $40.00 per player on each roster. Registration includes a Fall Ball shirt. Registrants can register as a team or as an individual and individuals will be placed on a team according to age. Play will start on September 9 and continue thru November 4. There will be two games per Sunday. For more information call 302-644-7777 or visit Registrants will be taken on a first come basis. The Sussex County Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps sporting teams from Sussex and nearby counties with the ability to be able to participant in sporting events.

Seaford/Laurel Star Little League all-star scoreboard Major League softball- Laurel (District III) 11, Canal (District II) 1- Laurel opened the state tournament with a win Tuesday night as Bree Venables struck out five while allowing two hits and no walks in the win. Alexis Hudson had three hits, Venables doubled and tripled, and Whitney Toadvine singled for Laurel. Senior League baseball- Laurel 9, Millsboro 5 Laurel 3, Nanticoke 2 Major League baseball- Millsboro 5, Nanticoke 0 (Tuesday)- No results were submitted for this game. Coaches: Send your results to the Star at or 302629-9243.

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MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Education briefs Selby granddaughter graduates from Wesley

The Roger A. LeBlanc family from Anchorage, Alaska, recently gathered for graduation exercises at Wesley College in Dover as Miranda LeBlanc graduated with a degree in psychology. Grandparents and uncles came from Pennsylvania and friends attended from North Carolina. LeBlanc, who is the granddaughter of Cora Norwood Selby, Laurel, and the late Paul M. Selby Sr., hopes to enroll in a master's degree program at Delaware State University.

SHS grad named to dean’s list at York College of Pa.

York College of Pennsylvania named Claire Rekitzke of Seaford to its dean's list for the spring semester 2007. To receive this distinction, students must carry at least 12 academic credit hours and attain a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Rekitzke, a graduate of Seaford Senior High School, is pursuing a degree in mass communication with a minor in theatre. She is the daughter of Phil and Missy Rekitzke.

Worcester Prep students earn academic honors

Area students who were named to the academic list at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., are: Grade 8 - Matthew Carey, Seaford. Grade 9 - Megan Rosales, Laurel. Grade 12 - Conner Bradley, Seaford; Brian Carey, Seaford;Humda Mubarka, Seaford; and Jenna Sternberg, Seaford. Area students at the school who received honorable mention are: Grade 6 - Jessica Banning, Seaford. Grade 7 - Alyssa Alicea, Seaford; Laura Kelly, Laurel. Grade 8 - Haylea Reiner, Seaford. Grade 9 - Lauren Price, Seaford.

School, (will attend the University of Delaware); Michael Willey, Cape Henlopen High School; Ryan Hunter, New Fairfield High, Conn., (will attend Tuft's University); Karalyn Roach, Indian River High School, (will attend the University of Miami); William Betts III, Cape Henlopen High School, (will attend Delaware Valley College); Wendee Killmon, Greenwood Mennonite School, (will attend the University of Delaware; Heather Whippie, Indian River High School, (will attend Cornell University); Katie Huber, Henry E. Lackey, (will attend the College of Southern Maryland); Ross Thompson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Culinary Arts Division; and Arika Parker, Calvert High School, Md. Eligible applicants are high school seniors attending an accredited Sussex County high school, high school seniors listed on the machine registration form entered in the most recent Punkin Chunkin, or any students currently enrolled in a post secondary school or college who graduated from an accredited Sussex County high school. The student should be majoring in agri-science, mechanical technology, engineering or other Punkin Chunkin-related field. The deadline for applications is March 31 each year. Applications are available at

Area residents are honored at Virginia Tech

Several Virginia Tech students were honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony in Blacksburg, Va. Local students included Erin Courtney, Dover, with a bachelor of science degree in human development; Jason Deibel, Bridgeville, bachelor of science degree in business management; and Nelson Bunting, Frankford, bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.

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Buzzer system will be installed at Fred Douglass

The Seaford Board of Education approved a buzzer system to

be installed at Frederick Douglass Elementary as a pilot program to improve security in the Seaford School District. Frederick Douglass PTO presented the project to the board and will be paying for the cost of the hardware required and installation of the new system.

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Punkin Chunkin awards $15,000 in scholarships

The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to area students this year. The following students earned scholarships this year: Michael Nelson, Delaware Technical & Community College; Jacob Burton, Del Tech; Matthew Tucker, Milford High School, (will attend the University of Connecticut); Ricky Nietubicz, University of Delaware; Pamela Rayner, Cape Henlopen High

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MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007

Letters to the Editor If you think the war is expensive now, wait until the next tragedy

I have ardently stuck with President Bush on the War on Terror and will continue to do so. He told us from the beginning that this War on Terror would be multigenerational, a drain on national treasure — the most precious being our young men and women — and multi-frontal and that is proving to be the case, too. We have developed this “quick fix mentality” and it has become so ingrained in our psyche that if we don’t get results in months, we are ready to give up. We all know (I hope) the terrorists are in this for the long haul. It used to be, “when the going gets tough the tough get going!” Now it is, “when the going gets tough, the tough are only found on the battlefield.” The public, except for the families who are touched by death or maiming, make no sacrifices at all for this war and yet we seem to feel good about sniping at someone who stands up for principle in the face of over-whelming public opinion. The majority rule does not insure the majority is right. That is where leadership comes into play. Someone has to say: “We will do this and stay the course. Period.” The terrorists are absolutely beside themselves in joy as they think they have scared us into beating ourselves. They will have won the hearts and souls of America by proxy if we give up this fight. One can argue all day about the reason or lack thereof of going to war in Iraq. Divine Providence, in my opinion, was behind this decision as we needed to confront them and, if it meant giving them a rallying spot so we can fight them and burn up their resources over there, then I think God probably directed Bush to make this war in Iraq and Afghanistan. If people are upset about 3,500 plus casualties (and we should always be), just think of what is going to happen when the terrorists are emboldened and have no distraction in Iraq and Afghanistan and set off a dirty bomb in NYC. That will come next! I guess we will be paying reparations to the families of that tragedy for the rest of our days and that of our children and grandchildren. If you think the war is expensive now, you “ain’t” seen nothing yet!” Check the numbers on what we have paid to the families of 9-11 and multiply it geometrically. Our fighting men and women get very little compared to that staggering number. Now a whole sub-culture has grown up around that tragic event, I don’t care whether you support Bush or not and I am not trying to garner support as he does not care either, thank God. Just offering some “food for thought.” Dan Dobson


Response to Frank Calio article

Mr. Calio did a great job of putting all of the Democratic National Party's talking points in his article in this past week's Laurel Star. As far as I could tell, he didn't miss any of the lies, gross distortions of

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub the fact or innuendoes put out by the DNP. It is sad to see the lengths that Bush haters, like Mr. Calio, will go to in attacking the President of these United States. After six plus years of this bitter and biased rhetoric, I am convinced that they started hating Bush when he was able to keep the liberal Democrats (Gore, Kerry, Edwards, Clinton, Ted Kennedy, et al) from stealing the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 and they will never forgive him for this. Mr. Calio and his fellow liberals can, and I'm sure will, continue to put their party above the interests of our nation which is at war with terrorists and will be for the foreseeable future. It's too bad he and his political friends can't be more like an old friend of mine. The friend was a staunch West Virginia Democrat. When asked after the 1968 election how he was going to be able to abide four years of Richard Nixon, he had a simple reply. "He is my President and I will support him. Four years from now I'll work like hell to get him out of office." Too bad we all can't be more like my friend. Bob Wootten

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Gambling and free choice

Gambling in all its forms is a basic facet of human nature. I support the freedom to bet on a horse race, pull a slot machine lever, or buy a scratch-off card or lottery ticket. The proposed sports-betting is already a part of life and should be legalized in Delaware. If correspondent Mr. Conley opposes gambling, he and others of his position simply can abstain. Why do people try to impose their morals, religious beliefs, political stances, etc. on those who don't seek their guidance? Jim Waddel


Answers Frank Calio article Frank Calio article, "Not Red and Blue States, but United States" really ruffled my feathers! Frank Calio accuses President Bush, for the war in Iraq, for keeping us living in fear, for dividing Americans over issues of race, immigration, abortion, religion, and oh yes!, the economy. Nonsense!

I must admit Americans are divided over a few things. That is the reason we have a system with two political parties. I also have a few questions, but I realize neither Bush, nor any other President is God, they don't have all the answers. I believe as an American when our country is at war, we should sacrifice along with our servicemen and women who are in Iraq. Remember Kennedy's famous words? "Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country." I was a teenager during World War II. Gasoline was rationed. A family was given Government ration stamps. Just enough to get to work and back. If one used up their quota of gas for a pleasure trip - your car sat dry for a very long time in front of your house. We received a book of food stamps. If you ran out, you had to beg and borrow from relatives, or do without! Each member of the family received Government Stamps for shoes. I believe it was two pairs a year. If your shoes wore out, you could get shoes without stamps. They were made with cardboard soles. (Pressed cardboard). If you were caught in the rain, they fell apart. Could Frank Calio and his friends live under conditions like that? Calio complains, Americans are more in debt than ever before and their savings are at an all time record low. Really? Gasoline is close to $3 a gallon. Still our highways are loaded to capacity with cars running to the beach, on vacations, and cruising around. How about our Shopping Centers and Restaurants? Same! Loaded to capacity. Why? This generation doesn't know how to save. They want everything - right now. Sacrifice? They don't know the meaning of the word. Quit your "Pity Party" Calio. Learn how to sacrifice for your country. This "Me too" Generation is much too concerned about, "What can our Country do for us! Every war had a patriotic song written to lift the spirit of the men who did the fighting and the spirit of the moms and dads and loved ones at home. Calio, where are the Patriotic Songs for this war? Calio also attacks the Religious Right Christian Conservatives and claims they are losing popularity. The Christian Right will be back in full force come next election! I hope the Republican Party will nominate a sure winner. Who? Gov. Mitt Romney! Romney has experience, intellect, personality and what helps, is a nice looking man. He has proven he can be elected because he was elected governor in the Democratic State of Massachusetts, ruled by the Kennedy family. Romney can, and I believe will make it for President. He is the best I've ever seen or heard since my hero, Ronald Reagen. Helen M. Peters Blades

More response to Calio "Republicans... want you to believe that being a "liberal" is a dirty word..." His article is a case in point why "liberal" is indeed a "dirty" word. (So is "conservative," for that matter). The liberals consistently take partial truths and treat them as full truths. Yes, at the moment of combat one doesn't notice whether one's co-combatant is gay or straight, male or female. If I'm hurt I don't question a rescuer as to rich or poor, liberal or conservative, Caucasian or non-Caucasian. I don't worry whether the electrician is Catholic, protestant, Jew, atheist or none of the above. But, when the issue is not the one, focused matter (war, rescue, home maintenance) the contrasts that Mr. Calio cites, and I cite a few, do very definitely make a difference - big time. Hence the contrasting, mutually exclusive terms - "liberal," "conservative" and what these terms designate. Is a "Conservative" American the same as a "Liberal" American because both are Americans? The above differences pivot on what is one's authority. There is only one authority: The Bible. Mr. Calio's appraisal of the current administration is right-on-target, understated if anything. I voted for Bush as best for safety and best for morality and economics generally. I'm disgusted that he does next to nothing about the wars and his promises thereto. His uncooperative attitude - re: the lawyers being fired is heinously atrocious, odious - no better than Clinton or Nixon. Mr. Calio and Sen. Obama decry the obvious divisions within our nation. But do they admit to the Democrats' major contributions to this division? They instead should have been on the frontlines to quickly and properly end this war in victory for U.S.! No they mislead and misrepresented the truth of the war and why we are in it. Democrat's and Republican's are on record that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. WMD's are not limited to hydrogen bombs. But, yes, one can wonder cynically whether Bush is deliberately prolonging the conflict simply to give his fat-cat cronies a chance to sell material to the government - at a fat profit of course. As for immigration, not mentioned in Mr. Calio's article, but an item that divides: "Ask the American Indians about unrestricted immigration." Both parties are selling out America and its people. Jack Lucia


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MORNING STAR • JULY 19 - 25, 2007



By Richard D. Livingston












By way of comparison, the fourth group would have consumed 38 gallons per month if they were operating as standard hybrids, not PHEVs. You might want to find out which group is closest to your driving pattern. You need to keep a record of your daily driving mileage. One way is to use your trip meter and reset it every day after recording the day's mileage. Another way is to record the odometer at the same time every day and subtract yesterday's from today's reading (it is messier if the car is idle for a day). Either way, give the monthly results to any relative under 30 and ask them to compute the average for you. Compare your value with the graph below and estimate your monthly gas consumption when you buy your new PHEV. This was not a high-powered, precision designed, clinical study; but it was based on real data from real people. I used every number provided by my contributors. The individual daily mileages were averaged to yield a single monthly value for each contributor. The individual contributors were gathered in groups of similar average daily mileage levels. Within each group, each individual's average daily mileage was averaged again to give the single numbers shown in the table above. My results simplify a multiple factor relationship but I believe that my results can provide a useful basis for judging the value of a PHEV purchase.




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The results are summarized as follows:

Monthly Gas consumption in gallons

It was a fascinating feeling as the small fish nipped at my hands ONY INDSOR and fingers. Lying across the small footbridge that spanned the ditch Now, had this happened and connected Maryland and Richardson avenues in Crisfield, I today, we would have could barely keep my balance and immediately been suravoid falling head first into the murky water. I was catching ditch rounded by SWAT teams minnows. A small piece of bread and state, federal and loclasped between my fingers was the bait. All I had to do was subcal law agencies... merge my hands in the ditch water and as the minnow ate the bread, or other creature to shoot. quickly clasp my hands shut and trap the As it happens, a Maryland State Troopjerking, slippery creatures. I was not er was on patrol and had business in Criscatching the minnows for fishing bait, just field. He saw the two of us and most imcatching them to pass time. portantly, the rifle. Not being the primary The 1960s in Crisfield must have been law enforcement agency in the town, he somewhat like Hooterville or Mayberry in radioed in to the Crisfield Police Departthe 1950s. There was not much to do and ment that two teenagers were observed when my friends were not on hand to help walking along the highway with what apme terrorize the neighborhood, I had to peared to be an M-16 rifle. find entertainment the best way I could. Now, had this happened today, we Minnow fishing was one of my pastimes. would have immediately been surrounded Other time consumers included catchby SWAT teams and state, federal and loing lightning bugs, bumble bees and moscal law enforcement agencies from 10 juquito hawks. I think most people probably risdictions. However, this was about 1969 know mosquito hawks by the more tradior 1970, so a lone Crisfield Police officer tional name of “Dragon Fly.” God’s small- pulled up with lights flashing. However, I er creatures had little hope of survival will say to our credit, that this was not just when I was bored. A mason jar with a lid any police officer; it was the Chief of Powas all I needed. lice. He took the BB gun and told us that It was a small wonder that I didn’t fall we would have to find more conventional into the ditch during my minnow expediways to catch minnows. tions. Although on one occasion, I did get That evening at home as we were havmy head stuck in the storm drain out in ing dinner, Dad asked me, “What have front of my house. A passing motorist see- you been up to today?” Now this was a ing the lower body of a young boy stickloaded question any time he asked. It ing out of the storm drain left him a bit meant either he simply wanted to know concerned. He came to my aide, but was how my day went, or more usually, he relieved when I suddenly pulled my rather knew something and was waiting to see if large head out of the storm drain and I would tell him the truth. I decided that showed him the two small, wet minnows because I was not interested at that time in flipping around in the palms of my hands. being given a tour of the kitchen and Then there was the time that my friend neighboring rooms while dodging the end Jimmy D. and I decided to use his BB gun of his belt, I would tell him about the BB to try and shoot minnows from the banks gun issue. of the ditch. This was during the Vietnam For one of the few times in my young conflict and his BB gun was designed to life, I made the right choice. It seems the look like an M-16 rifle. As we paraded up nosy Maryland State Trooper who found it and down the ditch bank we were oblivinecessary to report the BB gun incident to ous to the fact that we were in the middle the Crisfield Police Department was none of Crisfield’s two main traffic arteries, other than my own father. Richardson and Maryland avenues. I supOh well, I guess this was a case where pose we did not consider what we must honesty was indeed the best policy. I just have looked like stalking about like two wonder if Jimmy D. ever got his BB gun jungle guerrillas, trying to find a minnow back.


PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It is a vehicle (sedan, SUV, pickup, truck or bus) that is driven solely by an electric motor for, say, the first 40 miles, powered by a large battery pack. If daily use exceeds 40 miles, a gasoline engine cuts in to help carry the load. The battery pack is reenergized overnight by plugging into a household 120 v. electric circuit. It has become well accepted that commercial expansion of PHEVs will make a major dent in foreign oil imports and will sharply reduce the generation of green house gases. No other conservation proposal is ready. General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Chrysler are so committed, in my opinion, that they must charge ahead toward commercialization. It may take 5 to 10 years but it WILL happen. It should be timely for the general public to become better acquainted with how a PHEV might affect them. I have collected month long reports of daily driving patterns from fortythree friends and acquaintances over the past several years. These are ordinary citizens and include trips around town, long vacation trips and some days when the vehicle wasn't used at all. I have calculated what they would have experienced if they followed the same driving pattern while using a PHEV with a 40 mile all-electric range. If they exceeded 40 miles on a given day, the auxiliary engine would consume gasoline at the rate of one gallon per 50 miles (same as the Toyota hybrid, Prius, does today).

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Representative Short pushes for safety review of private airports State Rep. Danny Short (RSeaford) is joining forces with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and other stakeholders to review the operation of the dozens of private airports and helipads operating throughout the state. For Rep. Short, the issue is not just a pressing public safety and public policy issue, it’s also personal. Late on the afternoon of July 26, 2005, Ben Van Sciver and his daughter Bethany were driving east on County Rd. 432 near

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that are providing practical solutions to promote healthy living. Some of the efforts discussed at the meeting included the following: American Heart Association START! Program: The main Sussex County event will be the Heart Walk and Jump Rope for the Heart held at the Delaware Technical and Community College campus on Oct. 6. Gearing Up for Good Health: This pilot program is a partnership with the Coalition, NHPS, and Wal-Mart to provide shoes for fitness free or at cost to children at or below the poverty level. CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Kids Club: This after-school, summer, and community recreation program is designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors to children in grades K-5. DelDOT Safe Routes to School: There is currently $3 million in federal funding available to encourage youth to find safe ways to either walk or ride a bike to school. In addition to the program updates, area businesses and organizations were recognized at the quarterly meeting for their efforts in encouraging healthy living. Recipients of the “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Award” included WBOC, Woodbridge School District, St. John’s United Methodist Church Preschool, University of Delaware 4-H Cooperative Extension, and Trinity Transport, Inc. It was also announced that the Coalition has been approved to receive a grant for $150,000 per year for the next three years from the Department of Public Health. “We do this for the kids because we want them to have better opportunities as they get older,” said Susan Deford, who chairs a committee with the Coalition and works with the 4-H Cooperative Extension. “We don’t want to be the first generation to outlive the next.” To learn more about the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition and how to benefit or get involved, visit or contact Peggy Geisler at 302444-9062.

Georgetown when their vehicle was struck by a small aircraft attempting to land at Joseph’s Airport. The collision flung the Van Sciver’s vehicle off the road, where it landed on its left side and burst into flames. Ben and Bethany were both killed. Although the plane crashed, the pilot and his passengers survived the accident. “Ben worked for the City of Seaford Parks and Recreation Department when I was mayor,” Rep. Short said. “I often worked with him and knew his whole family. I was asked by the Van Sciver family to offer the eulogy at their funeral in Georgetown and it was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done.” Surprisingly, DelDOT does not currently regulate the state’s private airports, which range from short grass strips next to private homes to relatively large, modern facilities. The main runway at the airport where the Van Scivers were killed is paved and nearly 4,600 feet in length – long enough

to accommodate the small, corporate jets that sometimes land there. Although DelDOT will offer their input, the regulation of private airports is left to county governments that must approve local land-use variances for the operation of such facilities. In a July 2006 letter to the National Transportation Safety Board, DelDOT Secretary Carolann Wicks said: “DelDOT has not and does not plan to conduct inspections of private airports in the state. This falls outside our legal mandate. DelDOT does not have any plans at this time to provide oversight or enforcement of private airports.” “To their credit, DelDOT seems to be honestly interested about examining this issue,” Rep. Short said. “We had our first meeting a few days ago and I was impressed with the level of involvement and participation they brought to the proceedings.” According to information supplied by DelDOT, there are 24

private-use airports and 14 private heliports in the state. However, a June 2006 letter from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated “approximately 50 private take-off and landing areas currently exist in the State of Delaware.” “I’m astounded that we have no comprehensive survey of the private-use airports operating in our state,” Rep. Short said. “It’s not my intent to needlessly complicate the lives of the owners of these airports or the pilots that use them. At the same time, I believe we have an obligation to assess these operations to ensure that they are operating safely.” The issue is getting all the more urgent because Delawareans are coming into increasing contact with private airports. “Due to the state’s growth rate, many areas of the state are encroaching on these private takeoff and landing facilities that were once considered to be in rural areas,” said NTSB Air Safety Investigator Todd Gunther in a 2006

letter to DelDOT Sec. Wicks. The NTSB investigation into the crash that killed the Van Scivers showed that the end of the Runway 33 at Joseph’s Airport was less than 18 feet from County Road 432. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector also noted that another runway at the airport (Runway 15) was “in close proximity” to a public road. The inspection further revealed that “no security fencing, displaced threshold, or standard runway markings were present for either runway.” “It’s my understanding operations have ceased at Joseph’s Airport,” Rep. Short said. “However, the accident that occurred there illustrates the need to review the operation of private airports in Delaware. I believe we should establish standards for their safe operation and take steps to ensure compliance.” Rep. Short said he plans to continue meeting with transportation officials to jointly work on the issue.

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Looking Back From the Seaford Star archives Patricia Andrews is appointed by Gov. Thomas Carper to the Delaware Commission for Women advisory board. Andrews is deeply involved in planning Seaford’s AFRAM festival and is extremely passionate about her community. She says that her hope is to instill a “sense of community building” in her neighbors.

fiber optics technology to the city’s utility services. Nanticoke Health Services approached the city about wanting fiber optics wiring available to enhance communication and data flow. NHS wants fiber optics technology at the yet to be built Mears Health Campus and the PK City building (the Star’s location) on Stein Highway. It is the hospital’s hope to have the fiber optics installed by the end of 2002.

Missionary prepares for trip

Jack Owens dies

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Woman appointed to board

YMCA Youth Governor Brian Tinsman (left) presents his executive summary to the Delaware House of Representatives. On right is state Rep. Joe Booth.

YMCA youth governor addresses Delaware House of Representatives YMCA Youth Governor Brian Tinsman, Seaford, presented his executive summary to the Delaware House of Representatives on June 27. The report outlines the issues discussed during the 2007 Youth in Government Legislative Weekend earlier this spring. Tinsman also identified specific bills that passed in the youth legislature, and his reasoning for signing or vetoing them.

Tinsman was introduced to the House of Representatives by Rep Joseph Booth (R-37), who was the guest speaker at the opening of the Youth in Government Legislative Weekend and administered the oath of office to Tinsman. Tinsman presented the Adult Service to Youth Award to long-time supporter of the YIG program Joann Hedrick, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mt. Olivet Church member Amanda Watson gets ready for her one-year mission as a teacher in a Kenyan high school in Nairobi.

Grotto’s owner honored

Dominick Pulieri, president of Grotto Pizza Inc. of Rehoboth Beach, is honored by the Wilmington College chapter of Sigma Beta Delta and granted membership as an honored business professional. He owns more than 20 restaurants throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania that employ more than 1,500 people. Five years ago -

Fiber optics planned for Seaford

Officials consider an opportunity to add

The first campus director of Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, dies on July 7 after a long illness. He served as campus director and vice president of the college for 28 years, until his 1995 retirement. Later, the college’s Southern Campus would be named after him.

County airport expands The new $1 million terminal at the Sussex County Airport opens this month. In addition to housing airport offices and the radio room, the 6,000-square foot facility contains Jimmy’s Fly-In-Grille, owned by James Tennefoss. A helicopter pad is another new addition.


A TRIO OF QUEENS - Miss Seaford Ashley Bice (center) poses with Junior Miss Riverfest Darien Shockley, left, and Little Miss Riverfest, Sierra Scott.


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Some late-breaking news Readers may already have guessed that my column is the last RYANT ICHARDSON item written each week for the Star newspapers. Not because I like to Jacobs was the director procrastinate, as you may think, but because I like to reserve this of the now-defunct Slam space for items of interest that may Dunk to the Beach high come in late. Our deadline allows me to check the email on Wednesschool basketball tourday mornings for late-breaking news items. If another page is nament... available, I will include the information there, but if not, they will funct Slam Dunk to the Beach high school end up in my column. basketball tournament in Sussex County. Two items of interest came in this As a result of an investigation by the Wednesday. The first concerns Sussex Delaware Department of Justice, a 14Correctional Institution, which will be count Kent County Superior Court indicttesting its siren system next Wednesday, ment charged Jacobs with one count of July 25. theft, 12 counts of forgery in the second “The Delaware Department of Correcdegree and one count of conspiracy in the tion announces that scheduled maintesecond degree. These alleged crimes ocnance on the emergency siren system at curred from July 2003 to October 2004,” the Sussex Correctional Institution in the release states. Georgetown will result in the system be“Investigators from the Delaware Deing tested and activated intermittently throughout the day. No public action is re- partment of Justice and the Marshal’s Task force have been searching for Jacobs since quired during these tests. In case of inAugust 2006. The investigation led to Miclement weather, the maintenance and ami, Florida. The Marshal’s Fugitive Task testing will take place Thursday, July 26,” Force in Miami conducted numerous inthe release states. So, if you’re in Georgeterviews during the past three months in town that day and hear the sirens, don’t an effort to locate and apprehend Jacobs. panic. But what happens if a real emer“At approximately 1:30 pm on Tuesgency occurs that day? day, deputies apprehended the Jacobs at a The second late-breaking news item residence on the 200 block of NW 50th comes from the United States Marshals Ave. in Miami. The deputies identified Service. They arrested Robert F. Jacobs, 51, formerly of Milford, in Miami for out- themselves and arrested him without incident. Robert Jacobs is currently being held standing charges in Kent County for theft, at the Dade County Jail pending extradiforgery and conspiracy. “Jacobs was the director of the now-de- tion to Delaware.”


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Regulated county growth


President Bryant Richardson Vice President Pat Murphy Secretary Tina Reaser Treasurer Carol Wright Richardson Managing Editor Mike McClure

In 2006, the County Council enacted the Density Trade OrANCE HILLIPS dinance, which charges developers a fee when increased density – number of houses per Even the most self-proacre – in cluster-type subdiviclaimed anti-growth sions is approved. This money County Councilman votis designated for conservation ed for four of those six and preservation programs that will go a long way toward preapplications that inserving the best of Sussex creased density. County for future generations. As a sixth generation Sussex and it closes the loophole that until now Countian, this is important to me. The Sussex County Council soon will has allowed developers to ask for higher density, multi-family development in consider an amendment to our zoning some of the most rural stretches of Suscode that will expand upon this concept. sex County. In fact, it even reduces the The amendment would continue down a allowable density that can be requested path of charging developers for added within a growth zone under the condidensity in other types of developments tional-use application process, from 12 when that additional density makes for units per acre to 4 units per acre, a densigood land use planning and gains the ty that County sewers have been engiCouncil’s approval. neered to accommodate. In the past, this additional density has In the past year, the County Council provided a windfall profit for those developers and landowners who were lucky has only approved six developments in which the permitted density was inenough to be in a designated growth creased. But that was still an increase in zone. density of 230 units. Had this fee formuI believe the time has come for this la been in place for all types of developCounty to ask the developers to give ment applications, more than $4 million back to the public when gaining higher density in appropriate applications. That, dollars would have been raised from deplain and simple, is the thrust of the ordi- velopers for preservation programs in this past year alone. nance County Council has before it. Some say the County should not apThe money raised through this prove any increases in density. I respectamendment would be used for preservafully disagree. Where it is appropriate, tion programs recommended by the nonthese increases actually are a good use of profit Sussex County Land Trust, which land and help to prevent sprawl. in the past has partnered with the Nature Even the most self-proclaimed antiConservancy, the Conservation Fund and the State of Delaware’s Farmland Preser- growth County Councilman from Bethany Beach voted for four of those vation Foundation to save thousands of six applications that increased density. acres of pristine lands here in Sussex Our county is growing and has beCounty. come dependent upon the jobs and prosIt is important to understand that this perity the building economy brings with amendment to the county code creates it. new restrictions, not fewer, on developOur low taxes, rural landscapes and ment in Sussex County. These new restrictions are a safeguard beautiful beaches are a magnet too strong for a generation of baby boomers to better manage what is an inescapable reality — inevitable growth and develop- to resist, so let us work together to preserve Sussex County where and when we ment. It requires the developer to provide 40 percent open space in these proj- can. It is critical that our leaders underects — today there is no such requirestand that growth is inevitable; how we ment — and it adds landscaped buffers manage it is optional. along roadways so that the public's view of new development is minimized. Vance Phillips of Laurel is the Sussex This ordinance only applies to appliCounty Councilman from the 5th Discations for property in County-designattrict. ed and State-recognized growth zones,

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday



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A p.m. t-storm in the area

Variably cloudy with a t-storm

Partly sunny, a t-storm possible

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Almanac Temperatures

Precipitation . 94° . 61° . 87° . 65° 78.3°

Smyrna 90/73

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.74” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 1.06” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 1.58” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 18.49”

Dover 88/72

Apogee and Perigee

Vienna, MD

The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.

Date July 22 August 3 August 18 August 30

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Time 4:44 a.m. 7:53 p.m. 11:29 p.m. 8:14 p.m.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

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Rise .5:53 a.m. .5:54 a.m. .5:54 a.m. .5:55 a.m. .5:56 a.m. .5:57 a.m. .5:58 a.m.

First July 22

Harrington 91/72

Time 5:07 p.m. 9:54 p.m. 5:54 a.m. 6:52 a.m.

Milford 91/72 Greenwood 91/72

Lewes 89/72

Bridgeville 93/71

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Set .8:24 p.m. .8:24 p.m. .8:23 p.m. .8:22 p.m. .8:21 p.m. .8:21 p.m. .8:20 p.m.

Full July 29

Low 12:53 p 1:30 p 2:09 p 2:51 p 3:39 p 4:31 p 5:26 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 9:22 a 3:24 a 9:53 p 3:46 p Fri. 10:02 a 4:13 a 10:36 p 4:23 p Sat. 10:43 a 5:03 a 11:21 p 5:02 p Sun. 11:28 a 5:57 a —- 5:44 p Mon. 12:09 a 6:53 a 12:19 p 6:32 p Tues. 1:01 a 7:49 a 1:16 p 7:24 p Wed. 1:57 a 8:43 a 2:17 p 8:19 p

Statistics through Tuesday July 17 at Georgetown, Delaware High for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Low for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Normal high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normal low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average temperature . . . . . . . .

Day High Low High Thurs. 6:03 a 12:31 a 6:34 p Fri. 6:43 a 1:20 a 7:17 p Sat. 7:24 a 2:10 a 8:02 p Sun. 8:09 a 3:04 a 8:50 p Mon. 9:00 a 4:00 a 9:42 p Tues. 9:57 a 4:56 a 10:38 p Wed. 10:58 a 5:50 a 11:33 p

Moon Rise Thursday . . .11:05 a.m. Friday . . . . . .12:04 p.m. Saturday . . . . .1:04 p.m. Sunday . . . . . .2:04 p.m. Monday . . . . .3:05 p.m. Tuesday . . . . .4:08 p.m. Wednesday . . .5:09 p.m.

Set .11:10 p.m. .11:31 p.m. .11:54 p.m. . . . . . .none .12:19 a.m. .12:49 a.m. . .1:25 a.m.

SEAFORD 93/71 Blades 93/71

Georgetown 92/72 Concord 93/71 Millsboro 92/72

Bethany Beach 85/72 Fenwick Island 87/73

New Aug 12

Last Aug 5

High 8:44 a 9:24 a 10:05 a 10:50 a 11:41 a 12:23 a 1:19 a

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

High 11:00 a 11:46 a 12:00 a 12:47 a 1:39 a 2:35 a 3:31 a

Low High Low 2:46 a 9:15 p 3:08 p 3:35 a 9:58 p 3:45 p 4:25 a 10:43 p 4:24 p 5:19 a 11:31 p 5:06 p 6:15 a —- 5:54 p 7:11 a 12:38 p 6:46 p 8:05 a 1:39 p 7:41 p

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach 87/72

Laurel 93/71 Delmar 93/70

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

Low High Low 4:53 a 11:17 p 5:05 p 5:33 a —- 5:56 p 6:13 a 12:34 p 6:49 p 6:56 a 1:26 p 7:44 p 7:41 a 2:22 p 8:41 p 8:30 a 3:18 p 9:39 p 9:22 a 4:11 p 10:36 p

Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2007

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