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VOL. 10 NO. 44 NEWS HEADLINES GRADUATIONS - Local high school graduation dates are: Laurel - Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Sussex Tech - Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. (outside, weather permitting) Seaford - Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. Delmar - Friday, June 2 at 7:30 (outside, weather permitting) Seaford Christian - Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Woodbridge - Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m. WAITING FOR DETAILS - Town council delays acting on church request. Page 4 LUMBERJACK At 78, man still loves cutting down trees. Page 8 ALL-CONFERENCE - Local players are named to the Henlopen AllConference teams. Photos start on page 41, story on page 42 STATE PLAYOFFS - The Sussex Tech and Delmar softball teams squared off in the state quarterfinals on Saturday. Page 41 STARS OF THE WEEK - A pair of Sussex Tech softball players from Laurel are this week’s Stars of the Week. Page 43 WHERE TO EAT? See inside for The Star’s dining guide.

INSIDE THE STAR © Behind Page One . .3 Business . . . . . . . . .6 Bulletin Board . . . .18 Church . . . . . . . . .24 Classifieds . . . . . .32 Crossword . . . . . . .19 Education . . . .15, 22 Entertainment . . . .20 Gourmet . . . . . . . .28 Health . . . . . . . . . .38 Laurel Socials . . . .49 Letters . . . . . . . . . .52 Lynn Parks . . . . . .29 Mike Barton . . . . . .49

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Before benefit golf tournament, celebrities gather in restaurant By Ronald MacArthur Thanks to the efforts of Dave Schuler, a former major league pitcher and coach, the benefit golf tournament for the Horsey Youth Foundation attracted more than 30 sports celebrities from a variety of sports. Several of those sports stars attended a reception in Laurel at the RJ Riverside restaurant last Wednesday night, the night before the golf tournament at The Rookery near Milton. They traded sports stories (and some golf stories) and bid on silent auction items to help the foundation. The Horsey Youth Foundation, run by David and Patricia Horsey of Laurel, supports youth sports organizations in and around southern Delaware. Schuler was recently hired by the Horseys to coordinate events to support the efforts of the foundation. Schuler was born in Framingham, Mass., and made his major league debut pitching for the California Angels in 1979. The first batter he faced was George Brett, who flied out. That year, the Angels won the Western Division title but lost the American Continued on page 12

Memorial Day ceremony The Laurel American Legion held its annual Memorial Day service at the post home on Monday. Gary Morris of Milford, the chairman of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, talked about the history of Memorial Day. From left: Chaplain Richard Roller, Laurel American Legion commander Carlton Pepper and Legion Auxiliary president Helen Pepper. Photo by Jim Allen. See additional picture, page 5

Former Baltimore Colt Tom Matte, left, poses with David Horsey, center, and Mike Payne, owner of RJ Riverside restaurant, during a reception at the restaurant last week. The reception preceded a golf tournament to benefit the Horsey Youth Foundation. Photo by Ronald MacArthur



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First step: Go through home ownership training By Lynn R. Parks

AFFORDABLE HOUSING Housing overview in western Sussex County Middle income residents struggle to find housing. What are companies doing for their employees? What is available? How to enter the housing market A snapshot view of housing. Who is coming?

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The best first step in buying a home has nothing to do with looking for a home. The best first step, said Christina Hardin, spokeswoman for the Delaware State Housing Authority, is to go through homeownership training. “It will explain the entire process to you,” said Hardin. “It will explain your responsibilities, how a mortgage works and additional costs you will have as a homeowner.” Such training, she added, will also help prevent defaults. “People who undergo the homeownership trainings are more able to keep their homes,” she said. The Delaware State Housing Authority has on its Web site a list of agencies that provide housing counseling. Listed agencies located in southern Delaware are First State Community Action, Georgetown, and Interfaith Housing Delaware Inc., Milford. The housing authority has a number of financial programs to help people buy homes. The American Dream Downpayment Initiative is designed specifically to help people who have never owned homes before buy homes in Kent and Sussex Counties. The program can provide up to 6 percent of the purchase price of the home (up to $10,000) for a down payment. The loan carries no interest and does not have to be paid back unless the house is sold or the primary mortgage is paid up or defaulted on. At the end of five years, the loan is forgiven. To qualify for the assistance, family income must be no more than 80 percent of the county’s median income as determined by the federal government; in Sussex County, that means incomes no higher than $30,850 for a single person, $35,300 for a two-person family, $39,700 for a three-person family and $44,100 for a four-person family. The purchase price of the home cannot exceed $247,000. Low- and moderate income first-time home buyers (defined as people who have not owned a home in the past three years) may be eligible for help in buying a home through the state’s First-Time Home Buyers Program. The program provides 30-years loans at below market rates. Assistance is available for up to the full purchase price of the home. The Second Mortgage Assistance Loan Program can provide a 6-percent loan of up to $6,000 to help with a down payment and closing costs. This program is available to people who have not owned a home within the past year. Household incomes cannot exceed $67,350 for one-person and two-people

families, $77,452 for three-or four-people families. The borrower has to contribute at least $1,000 toward the purchase price of the home. Repayment of the loan can be deferred until the home is sold or the primary mortgage is paid off. The Delaware Housing Partnership Second Housing Program can provide up to $15,000 for settlement costs, to low- and moderate-income families. For this program, the borrower does not have to be a first-time homebuyer. As with the Second Mortgage Assistance Loan Program, the borrower has to contribute at least $1,000 toward the purchase price of the home and repayment can be deferred. Purchase price of the property is limited to $247,000. Interest rate is 6 percent. A few downstate employers participate in the Live Near Your Work program, through which the state, the employer and the town chip in to provide $3,000 to help with the purchase of a home within 3 miles of the buyer’s place of employment. Income limit for a household with one or two people is $67,350 and with three or four people, $77,452. The house cannot cost more than $292,500. In southern Delaware, participating employers are Seawatch International, Milford; Pats Inc., DeCrane Aircraft, Perdue Farms, and the University of Delaware, Georgetown; and the towns of Georgetown and Milford. Through the Resident Homeowner Program, firsttime homebuyers who are receiving rental assistance through the Delaware State Housing Authority can get assistance in buying a home. In addition to these state programs, Hardin said that many private mortgage companies offer assistance to first-time homebuyers. For additional information, call the housing authority, (302) 577-7001 or (302) 739-4263.


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State students take advantage of SEED program By Ronald MacArthur The state’s SEED scholarship program is growing by leaps and bounds. So far, more than 1,700 students have taken advantage of the program, which covers tuition for full-time students at either Delaware Tech College or the University of Delaware’s two-year associate of arts program. During this current legislative session, more than $1.3 million has been requested for the program for an additional 877 students. Overall, the programs budget is $2.3 million. GOOD NEWS - There is good news on the education front in Delaware. Minority and low-income students are doing better in science than their counterparts nationwide according to 2005 test results. Scores by white students in Delaware parallel students nationwide. The results show that minority and low-income students have improved significantly since 1996. Officials credit the state’s improved science curriculum as the reason for the improvement. MORE FOR DRIVERS - State legislators have not forgotten the plight of the state’s school bus drivers. As the General Assembly winds down, there is a proposed change in the state’s funding formula to make run times equal in all three counties - for the first time in the history of the formula. In addition, $660,000 has been added to the package to help with rising fuel costs. KOREAN MEMORIAL - With services taking place all over the area, it was a special Memorial Day for a special group of veterans on The Circle in Georgetown. A granite marker was dedicated on Monday with the names of 14 men from Sussex County who were killed in the Korean War. The new memorial is across the street from a Vietnam Memorial on The Circle. During the ceremony, each man’s name was read and a bell was rung. HORSESHOE CRAB HARVEST . . . The request for a two-year moratorium on horseshoe crab harvests in Delaware and New Jersey has been rejected by the federal fisheries commission. The committee sided with the Delaware Bay watermen who said the moratorium would put them out of business. Delaware officials are concerned that over harvesting of horseshoe crabs will have a negative impact on the environment of the bay region, especially in a decline in the population of shore birds that feast on the crab’s eggs. The horseshoe crab breeding season brings millions of birds to the Delaware and New Jersey shores each year, which brings tourists to the area. State officials are considering to enact their own moratorium.

CORRECTION An article in the May 25 edition misidentified a minister taking part in the service for Cpl. Cory Palmer. The minister offering the second message was the Rev. Andy Kerr.



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Town wants more detail before allowing ministry By Tony E. Windsor A local church has had its request to hold a Christian outreach ministry in a section of west Laurel put on hold pending more information about the activities that would make up the event. Pastor Floyd Bivens of New Beginning Outreach Ministries, Mumford Lane, Laurel, appeared before the Laurel Town Council recently to request that the church be permitted to hold a prayer and praise gathering on a privately-owned parcel of property across the street from the Little Creek Apartments in West Laurel. “Our mission is to take our streets back and win souls to the Lord, letting everyone know that God is real and he loves them,” Bivens said. “To accomplish this we will be preaching God’s word, singing, praying and interceding.” Bivens said his outreach seeks to use the property Monday through Sunday until further notice. He said there may not be events held during all the nights of the week; however, the group would “move as we feel led by the Lord.” “We have been doing this for the past two years and we have seen people delivered from crack,” he told the council. “We know the town is doing what it can, but we know you need all the help you can get and we are looking to help because people need help.” Bivens said church members have been doing outreach in the park near Belle’s Avenue, but because the park is not lit, they had to stop. The owner of the property where they hope to hold the events has given his approval and Bivens said all he needs from the town are portable barricades around the area of the gathering and to have local police drive by every once in a while to assure that everything is going well. Councilman Don Phillips said that although he supports what the church plans to do, he has a problem with approving a request that is open-ended and lacks detail about the type of activities planned for the property. “I would like to know more about what you will be doing on that piece of property so that we can be sure the neighbors are supportive and do not feel disrupted,” he said. “I just need to have more details be-

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cause what you plan to do may be fine, but perhaps it could interfere with the family lives of some of the people in that area. I would like to at minimum get one of the town’s special event forms filled out with some details of the activities identified.” Mayor John Shwed said he hoped that Bivens would recognize that there is support for his outreach. “I don’t want you to think we do not support what it is you are trying to do,” he said. “I just think maybe over the next two weeks leading up to the next council meeting you may be able to talk to the neighbors in that area of town and assure that they are OK with this.” Councilwoman Robin Fisher, who resides on the West Side of Laurel, said she would work with Bivens to get in touch with the neighbors, saying that as far as she was aware there are only two residences in that area, not including the Little Creek apartment complex. Phillips again expressed his intent in seeking more information. “I just think we need to let people know what is going on,” he said. “This sounds like a very positive thing, I would just like to have a higher level of information.” The council agreed to hear Biven’s request again during its June 5 meeting, at which time a vote can be taken.


STAR POWER - Former Ram Ron McDole (left) and former Colt Rick Volk were among the sports stars at a reception at RJ Riverside Wednesday night. See story, page 1. Photos by Ron MacArthur

Laurel briefs Day in the Park set for Saturday The 30th annual Delmarva Day in the Park will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in State Street Park in Delmar. In addition to food, crafts, informational booths, attractions, games and live music, the Day in the Park will feature oldfashioned fun such as pie- and eclair-eating contests, a hula-hoop contest and potato sack races. The live entertainment this year will be by two local bands, Pugsly (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sneak Preview (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). Vendor applications are available at Delmar Town Hall during regular business hours. For more information call the Delmar

Chamber of Commerce at 302-846-3336.

Town to hold hearing on budget The town of Laurel proposed fiscal year 2007 budget is in the process of being drafted. Adoption of the budget by the Laurel Town Council is set for the council meeting of June 19. The public is invited to attend a public hearing on the budget Monday, June 5. Both the hearing and the council meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the council chambers in town hall, 201 Mechanic St. The proposed budget will be on file for review Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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High school teacher is Delmar teacher of year By Tony Russo During its May meeting, the Delmar Board of Education announced the winners of the 2006 Teacher of the Year awards. The Delmar Middle School Teacher of the Year is Judy Mills and the Delmar High School Teacher of the Year is Ilah Preston. Preston was selected as District Teacher of the Year, making her eligible for Delaware Teacher of the Year. Vince Frederick of George, Miles and Buhr, and architectural and engineering firm, presented an update on the pending cafeteria and classroom additions. The additions have been delayed several times due to lack of contractor bids. Frederick was confident that the new plans will be com-

plete in early June. Groundbreaking on the cafeteria will take place in late August or early September, he said, with completion over the winter break. The classrooms are slated for completion before fall 2007 and will necessitate the elimination of the “drop off” circle in front of the school. Although the district had hoped to add eight classrooms, there will only be six. Both additions will be repackaged as one bid in order to entice more contractors. Since each project was originally bid out separately last year, the project was seen as too small by contractors and received no bids. The next board meeting will be Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in the district office.

IN MEMORY - The Laurel American Legion had its annual Memorial Day service at the post home on Monday. Gary Morris, Milford, chairman of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs, talked about the history of Memorial Day. He paid tribute to servicemen and women who have lost their lives and gave a progress report on the new veterans home soon to be opened in Milford. Post commander Carlton Pepper introduced guests Master Sgt. Gary Banks of the Delaware National Guard and U.S. Marines Beth Parker and Jesse Barnes who recently returned from Iraq. Honored were Gold Star Mothers Pat Yates and Eleanor Stacy and Gold Star Father Will Stacy. Above, from left: Pepper, auxiliary member Isabel Foskey, Yates, Will and Eleanor Stacy, chaplain Richard Rolla and Helen Pepper, auxiliary president. Photo by Jim Allen



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Business Easter Seals will break ground Friday for new Sussex facility Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a leading provider of services for children and adults with disabilities and their families, invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its newest facility at 22317 DuPont Boulevard in Georgetown on Friday, June 2, at 11 a.m. In addition, Easter Seals staff will be offering free fall prevention screenings from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new 25,000-square-foot state-ofthe-art facility combines previous locations in Georgetown and Millsboro and will service Sussex County and the region with direct services such as day services for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, rehabilitative therapies, early childhood intervention, assistive technology and more. Last year, Easter Seals served more than 3,000 people in the Sussex area. The total investment in this project will cost $7.25 million. Easter Seals has raised $5.4 million to date, leaving it with a $1.8 million shortfall. Adding to the urgency of raising additional dollars to cover costs, Easter Seals has recently been notified by the Kresge Foundation that it is eligible to receive a $600,000 grant if able to secure another $1.8 million in the coming year. Easter Seals first came to Sussex County in 1961 with a small rehabilitation center in Georgetown. By 2003, Easter Seals had five different locations in the county, accounting for around 19,000 square feet of office space and served more than 800 persons with direct services.

CFM announces top agents Recently at their quarterly breakfast meeting at The Seaford Golf and Country Club, Kathy Farnell, vice president and Broker of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., announced that Fran Ruark was the firm’s top listing agent for the first quarter of Fran Ruark 2006 and Dee Cross was the top selling agent for the same period. An Independent Agent

Rounding out the top 10 in each category were: Randy Hill, Herb Dayton, Bev Blades, Susie Mordes, Trina Ruark, Terry Scott, Steve Marvel, Phyllis Parker, Judy Rhodes, Vivian Wheatley, Sandy Duncan, Joan O’Day, Eileen Craft, and Karen Hamilton.

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CFM names April top agents Kathy Farnell, Broker of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., recently announced the firm’s top producers for April. Bev Blades ranked first in listings obtained for the month and Fran Ruark was the top selling agent for the same period.

FedEx Drivers earn honors Seven drivers representing FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) operating companies placed among the winners at the 2006 Delaware State Truck Driving Championship in Harrington on May 13. The group of top finishers from FedEx includes two drivers who won their respective truck classes and earned the right to compete at the national level: • FedEx Ground contractor Travis Boardman of Salisbury, based in Bridgeville, captured first place in the straight truck class for the second straight year. • Bridgeville-based Bobby Cross of Laurel, a FedEx Ground contractor’s driver, won the title in the 3-axle class. • FedEx Freight drivers Rusty Pederson and Brian Sheehan, both based in Wilmington, finished second in the Twins and 4-axle classes, respectively. • Robert Gilkerson, also a FedEx Ground contractor from Bridgeville, placed third in the twins class. • Linwood, Pa.-based FedEx Express drivers Tom Rolley and Oda Campbell placed third in the 5-Axle and Straight Truck classes, respectively. “The performance of the entire FedEx team at the Delaware championship reflects the ongoing collective commitment of our entire driving force to the safety of the motoring public day in and day out,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, presi-



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After Hours Mixer The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is holding an After Business Hours

Mixer on Thursday, June 15, between 5 and 7 p.m. at Callaway, Farnell & Moore, 22128 Sussex Highway (Rt. 13 Southbound). RSVP by June 12. Bring a business card and a friend.

Business Friday courses A variety of one-session courses to sharpen business skills will be held on Fridays this summer at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Targeted to meet the needs of administrative assistants, office managers, general and human resource managers, and supervisors, the courses teach practical skills in just a few hours. The instructor is an accomplished business manager with many years of training experience. Participants can increase their productivity through better time management, learn to manage stress and boost effectiveness on the job, sharpen public speaking and communication skills, and practice conflict resolution strategies. Courses on interviewing, hiring, and motivating employees are complemented by sessions on building effective work teams and managing a diverse workforce. Courses begin on June 9 and may be taken individually. For complete information, or to register, contact the Corporate and Community Programs Division by calling 302-8546966. More Business news on page 10



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At 78, Blades man still can conquer the tallest trees By Tony E. Windsor The last place one would expect to find a 78-year-old man is up an 80-foot pine tree. However, if you know Junior Smith that may be the first place you would look for him. Fred “Junior” Smith has lived in the Seaford area all his life and for the past 45 years in the same Market Street home in Blades. He is one of five children and fathered nine of his own. Recently, he underwent stomach surgery for the second time at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The day before he went in for the surgery, he was in Woodland cutting down four pine trees, one 80 feet tall. Just five days after his surgery, Smith sat in his yard and thought about another tree job. “I got four more pines to cut down and I want to do it so bad I can taste it,” he said. “But, the doctor told me I got to wait 30 days before I can really do anything.” When he is not cutting down a pine tree somewhere in Sussex County, you can most likely find Junior sitting in the yard of his Market Street home or “messing” with his three beagles. “I love my dogs,” he said. “I got a brother who has traveled all over the world. He has a travel home and he has asked me to take off and go with him and travel. I don’t want to go nowhere. If I want to go somewhere I’ll take my dogs out in the woods.” Smith grew up in a time when hard work was not so much a virtue as it was a necessity. At 13, he went to work with his grandfather cutting timber. There was no

power driven equipment, so trees were cut with two-man cross-cut saws. The lumber was piled by hand and with the help of a mule. “I never used any reins to handle the mule,” Smith said. “All you did was talk to him. I could talk to the mule and he would do whatever I asked him to do. That mule and me would stack lumber all day and another mule would haul it out on a cart.” Much like the time spent with his beagles, the work he does with timber has become a passion. However, he begrudgingly admits that the time has come when he has to slow down a bit. “I don’t take any risks,” he said. “I know what I can do and I don’t do anymore than that. I know how high I can go in a tree and I make sure I have everything I need to get a tree down safely.” At one time Smith’s lumberjack business was one of only a few such services available. “When I was doing lumberjack work 30 years ago I was one of the only people you could get to take a tree down. Now there are three or four big outfits doing the work. They have all kinds of equipment to do the job, like bucket trucks and such,” he said. Smith uses safety harnesses, a comealong, ladders and boot spurs to make his way up the trees. There was a time when he didn’t even use the ladder. He could scurry up a tree from base to top using nothing but his boot spurs. Now he takes the ladder up about 20 feet and scales the rest with the harness and spurs. Continued on next page

Junior Smith carves up the heavy limbs that he has taken out of large tree during a recent job in Seaford. Photo by Tony Windsor

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He also has the support of his wife of 38 years, Louise. She accompanies him on most of his tree jobs and holds the ladder or helps guide the “come along” as the tree makes it’s way down. She also brings cold water and a damp cloth to cool him down. The two have shared a lot in their marriage and Louise knows things about her husband that many do not know. “He is a great dancer,” she says with a big smile. “He has always been a good dancer. He doesn’t get to go out and dance much anymore. But, sometimes he just starts dancing in the kitchen. I just stop and watch him. He is something else and I mean he can really move.” Even though he is not a young man anymore, Smith is quick to defend his talents as a lumberjack. “I have worked with young boys and they just get in my way; they’re too slow. I can bring a tree down in the time they spend looking at it,” he said. Though his passion is with timber, that is not the only vocation Smith has been involved in over the past six decades. For 15 years he worked at the Seaford Ice Plant on U.S. 13. He handled 300-pound blocks of ice and worked in the 32-degree ice room wearing only a T-shirt. “I used to take 10 blocks of ice and slide them across the floor and line them up to the truck for loading. I would slide ’em across the floor then me and another fellow would lift ’em by hand and load ’em onto the truck. There were 72 blocks to a load; about 21,600 pounds of ice,” he

said. Smith remembers as a young boy going to school in Seaford at the school that now houses the Seaford Middle School. His was one of the first classes at the school. It was here that he earned the title, “King of the Hill.” “They used to burn coal for heat and they would take all the burnt coal and pile it up out back of the school,” he said. “There would be these great big high piles of coal and we would stand at the top of the hill and try to keep anybody from taking that hill from us. I guess I must have been pretty tough because I can’t recall anybody taking the hill from me,” he said, laughing. You only need spend a short time talking with Junior Smith to realize that you are chatting with a local legend; an icon of a time gone by. Much of his history, at his own admittance, includes things he is not proud of. Smith has earned a reputation over the years of being a real hard character. He was never a stranger to a good barroom brawl, but defends himself only with the truth. “I am the first person to say I have done a lot of things that I ain’t proud of,” he said. “So much of the things that I used to do are things I don’t want any parts of anymore. I had a rough name, but I don’t think I was nowhere near as rough as my name. I never started a fight, but I was the kind of guy who would get in the middle of something if I saw somebody was being put on and treated bad. So, I got in the middle of a mess of fights I guess.”

So tough was Junior Smith that at least two men lost ears during a fight with him. “I won’t lie,” he said. “I had a bad habit of biting off ears when I got in a fight. I did it to my cousin here in Seaford and to a man in Princess Anne who was picking on a guy a lot smaller than him. I can’t say what I did with the ears; I tell some people I must have eat ’em.” Smith also worked as a bouncer in a bar near Federalsburg, Md., a job that did little to diminish his reputation as a tough guy. “I had one guy that told me he had come all the way over from Denton just to whip me. I told him that was fine, but I kind of doubted it. Before the night was out and he had seen how I dealt with some of the hard heads in the bar, he left without trying to take me on. There wasn’t much I couldn’t handle back then. I had a lot of people who liked me and they would be in the bar ready to back me up if I needed it. You can’t be a good bouncer if you don’t have friends looking out for you” All those things behind him now, Smith makes it clear that he hopes his reputation is also a thing of the past. Looking out onto Market Street, he is amazed at how the town of Blades has changed. “There was a time I knew everybody in this town; now I don’t know hardly anybody,” he said. “I was talking to a fellow who fixed up a place here on Market Street. He is selling that building for $600,000. I can remember a time you could have bought the whole town of Blades for that.” Also changing is the amount of traffic that travels north and south along the

While Junior Smith catches his breath during a tree cutting, wife Louise brings him a cool glass of water. Photo by Tony Windsor

town’s main street. Many of the drivers have become used to seeing Junior Smith at his familiar resting spot in the side yard of his home. “The number of cars and trucks that come by this house is amazing,” he said. “I sit here and I bet there are hundreds of people who pass by and blow their horns and wave. Some I know and others I might know, if they pulled up here and got out so I could see ‘em. But, there are a mess of people that go by here everyday.” One thing is for sure, if you pass by Junior Smith’s Market Street home and blow your horn and wave, whether you know him or not, you will be greeted with a big smile and an enthusiastic wave. Some things never change.



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BUSINESS MIX Denise Jackson completes course After 16 weeks of specialized training in leadership techniques and postal operations, Seaford resident Denise B. Jackson joins 18 other graduates to earn the position of Associate Supervisor in the South Jersey District of the U.S. Denise Jackson Postal Service. Through classroom sessions and on-the-job training, this next generation of postal supervisors is prepared for the continuing tasks of improving customer service and watching the bottom line, while at the same time being responsive to customers and employees varying needs. Jackson began her career with the Postal Service 18 years ago, and most recently was a retail sales associate at the Seaford Post Office. She will be stationed at the Seaford Post Office as supervisor. Jackson is married to Keith Jackson. She is a member of Soroptimist International of Seaford.

Broker Post welcomes Larry Fink Broker Post Real Estate’s John Hanenfeld (Broker) and staff recently welcomed Larry Fink as a new agent. Fink recently completed his Real Estate training at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown.

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HONORED FOR SERVICE — Alan Newberry, president/CEO of Peninsula Regional, congratulated five Sussex County residents for their combined years of service to the Medical Center at a recent National Hospital Week Employee Recognition event. The employees recognized were 45-year honoree Karen Joseph of Laurel, 35-year honoree Charles Clark of Laurel, and 30-year honorees Joan Robinson of Delmar and Diane Holston of Millsboro. Newberry, the board of trustees, and the Medical Staff recognized 366 employees with 5 to 50 years of service, who between them account for 4,610 years of service. Newberry, center, is shown with Diane Holston, Karen Joseph, Joan Robinson and Charles Clar. Missing from the photo is 30-year honoree Brenda Nepert of Laurel.

Originally from Mario, Ohio, Fink attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pa. where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While maintaining the rigors of an engineering curriculum at Grove City, Larry played four years of Division III basketball and was co-captain of the team his senior season. Hired by the DuPont Company in 1978,

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Members of Delmar club attend state convention Members of the New Century Club of Delmar attended the 109th annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC)-Delaware State Federation of Women’s Club at the Sheraton in Dover, May 16 through 18. Morning and afternoon business sessions were held on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a luncheon and banquet each afternoon and evening. There were several vendors on hand. The theme of this year’s convention was Mardi Gras. The brightly colored table decorations consisted of beads and masks. The dress for the Wednesday night banquet was in keeping with the theme. Attendees enjoyed selections from the St. Thomas Moore Academy chorus, the Tidewater Brass Band, the Smyrna High School jazz band and the Dixie Land Combo. New officers were installed by the GFWC president Jackie Pierce. Awards were presented to state clubs in many categories. The convention ended with the passing of the gavel from outgoing state president Sharon Shulder to incoming

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Reminiscences of World War II cartoons inspired by Memorial Day By Jack Adkins Realizing that Memorial Day was fast approaching, I remembered a collection of cartoons I had that were created by the famous cartoonist David Breger (born April 18, 1908, and died Jan. 16, 1970). In my collection are 101 of these cartoons that were clipped out of a newspaper thought to have been the Philadelphia Inquirer. Each picture measures 4 inches by 4 inches The cartoons are titled “Private Bergen Abroad” and were drawn by Lt. Dave Breger. David Breger went into the Army in

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Venables advances bill to allow consumers to use freeze to protect credit information Sen. Robert L. Venables Sr. (D-Laurel) has announced that he and his staff have completed work on the final revisions to his “Clean Credit and Identity Theft Reporting Act” (Senate Substitute 1 to Senate Bill 109) and introduced it Thursday, May 11. On the advice of Senate attorneys, one significant change has been made. Section 2205, “Factual Declaration of Innocence After Identity Theft,” and 2206 “Adequate Destruction of Personal Records,” have been removed from the bill in order to address legal questions which were raised about these sections late Tuesday. These provisions, while important, do not affect the heart of the legislation, the procedure for allowing a Delaware citizen to establish a security freeze provision be made available to consumers as quickly as possible. “I did not want to take the chance that questions about these two sections of the bill would keep the security freeze from being enacted this year,” Venables said.

“It’s going to take time to address the questions that have been raised and I don’t want to risk holding up the whole bill while we’re getting answers to those questions.” “My staff is going to be working to resolve the legal questions,” Venables said, adding that he expects to prepare new legislation to address those issues as soon as possible. “The security freeze is a really good tool for people to use to protect their financial information,” Venables said, “But it isn’t the only tool in fighting the crime of identity theft. We need to get the other pieces in place as soon as we can so that people can be fully protected.” He said that, while the credit report security freeze bill will move forward this year, because of the short time remaining in the session and his other pressing legislative priorities this year, it will probably be next January before he can introduce new legislation addressing other aspects of the identity theft problem.

State working with towns to find safe routes to school The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials together with education officials and lawmakers have launched Safe Routes to School (SRTS), a program that will enable DelDOT to work with schools and communities to encourage children to walk and bicycle to school, safely. Funding for the SRTS Program was established in August 2005 in the Federal Transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU. With $1-million set aside for Delaware’s SRTS Program, the department can take on a wide variety of projects ranging from safer crosswalks to in-school programs that encourage parents and children to walk to school. “We need to raise awareness in children to recognize that there are different means of transportation such as walking, biking and transit to name a few,” said Erin Fasano, Safe Routes to School program manager. The program is meant to encourage children to use alternative transportation such as, walking and bicycling. A secondary objective of the program is to address the growing prevalence of childhood obesity, the early on-set of Type II diabetes, and other related factors that contribute to heart disease. Through this program, DelDOT will partner with schools, communi-

ties and the American Heart Association, to successfully meet the program objectives. DelDOT’s SRTS program goals will mirror those of the Federal Highway Administration, to educate children and parents on the various transportation options, in addition to encouraging exercise to help reduce the risk of overweight and obese children and other related health problems. The regulations have been completed and can be viewed on DelDOT’s Web site,, under community programs and services. A source-book will be available on-line in late June for schools to use as a guide for planning a Safe Routes to School program. The Safe Routes to School concept is not new. It originated in Denmark in the 1970s. Over the last five years, many U.S. states have adopted the program. For more information contact DelDOT public relations at 1-800-652-5600, or write to the Office of Public Relations, P O Box 778, Dover, DE 19903.

News items may be mailed to the Seaford and Laurel Star, 628 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973. Or they may be faxed to 629-9243.

SPORTS GREATS - Thanks to the efforts of Dave Schuler, a former major league pitcher and coach, the benefit golf tournament for the Horsey Youth Foundation attracted more than 30 sports celebrities from a variety of sports. Several of those sports stars attended a reception in Laurel at the RJ Riverside restaurant last Wednesday night, the night before the golf tournament at The Rookery near Milton. Top left, Blair Stewart, formerly with the Washington Capitals. Top right, Bruce Laird, former Colt. Right, Adrian Mehrling, former Eagle. See story page 1. Photos by Ron MacArthur


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Education Benjamin O’Neal is pharmacy grad

Local people graduate from Wilmington College The following local students graduated May 15 from Wilmington College (Georgetown campus): Bridgeville - Richard D. Bratz, bachelor of science, business management; Geneva Marshall Rathbone, bachelor of science, human resources management; Khalilah Watson, bachelor of science, human resources management. Delmar - Rosemary Rose Brittingham, master of education, reading; Jason Thomas Chance, master of science, administration of justice; Becky J. Neubert, master of education, school leadership; Jack Matthew West Jr., bachelor of science, criminal justice; Marylynn Wien, bachelor of science, primary education. Greenwood - Jenna Lee Jester, bachelor of science, primary education; Cindy L. Murray, bachelor of science, psychology; Jessica Ann Umstetter, bachelor of science, primary education. Laurel - Adriene Regina Davis, bachelor of science, behavioral science; Lisa Renee Elliott, master of education, elementary studies; Elbert Eugene Harrison III, bachelor of science, information resource management; Cari E. J. Miller, master of education, school counseling;

Lori T. Short, bachelor of science in nursing, nursing. Seaford - Tiffany Ann Banks, bachelor of science, primary education; Christina D. Capone, master of education, reading; Krista R. Dukes, bachelor of science, psychology; Kimberly Starr English, master of business administration, health care administration; Christopher Sean Erickson, bachelor of science, general studies; Kevin A. Gillespie, bachelor of science, general studies; Matthew Dosse Givens, bachelor of science, marketing; Dorothy Anita Hays, master of science, community counseling; Amber L. Hurley, bachelor of science, business management; Melania Joseph, bachelor of science, primary education; Amanda Angela Lex, bachelor of science, behavioral science; Eugene Stuert McMillen, doctor of education, educational innovation and leadership; Brian S. Nichols, master of science, human resources management; Mary Rose Rehak, master of education, instruction: teaching and learning.

Benjamin R. O’Neal graduated cum laude from the University of Florida School of Pharmacy in Gainesville, on May 7, with a doctorate in pharmacy. Present at the graduation ceremony were his parents, Irene and Richard O’Neal, his fiancee Melissa Moore, her father Ben Moore, and Melissa’s maternal grandmother, Mary Donovan. Dr. O’Neal has accepted a position at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He is a 1996 graduate of Laurel High School.

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Academy students make film Immigration, Afghanistan, world hunger, the environment, AIDS, John F. Kennedy, air pollution — all of these topics are in the news almost every day. They were also topics for extensive study during weeks of Learning Expeditions at the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences in Georgetown. While other fifth through eighth graders were enjoying field trips and guest speakers, Annie Darden’s Outward Bound group was busy producing a documentary film, “It’s News to Me,” that tells about the school and highlights the expedition studies. However, because the middle school does not have media production capabilities, they sought the help of high school students at Sussex Tech in Gary Conaway’s media broadcasting class. Several trips back and forth between schools gave the academy students opportunities to observe how television programs are produced and gave the high school students opportunities to instruct the underclassmen in how to use media production equipment. While all Sussex Tech media students freely offered assistance to the younger students, senior Matt Adams of Laurel, junior Ben Toomey of Georgetown and sophomore Josh Lynch of Gumboro be-

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came particularly interested in mentoring the academy students. Adams and Toomey helped the academy culminate the expedition studies by filming and producing three television talk show segments at Sussex Academy called “SAAS Chat Live.” During the first and third segments, students at Sussex Academy could call in to the television program produced in their

school and ask questions about the different expedition studies. During the second program, however, questions were directed to special quests Jimmy Hoppa and Jenni Pastusak, news anchors of the WBOC-TV morning show. Then Lynch guided the Sussex Academy students in how to use the Avid editing system available in the media broadcasting classrooms at Sussex Tech.

The Sussex Tech Adult Division has developed programs to prepare high school students for careers in many trade areas and various medical fields that have high demand jobs and require training. A free training course for industrial maintenance mechanics begins in September. This program will teach the skills for general mechanics and troubleshooting. Applications for admission will be accepted starting in July. Apprenticeship programs in eight trades will be offered. Students can learn the theory of the trade while gaining hands-on experience. Areas covered include electrical, HVAC, plumbing, auto mechanics, marine mechanics, welding, industrial mechanics and early care and education. Medical career training continues to provide students with the skills to start a career in this area. Nursing assistant graduates become employed at competitive salaries, with benefits, in many cases. Other training programs include medical assisting, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy and medical office work. A new program to train physical therapy aides begins in September. This course will combine class work and workplace experience. A free training course for medical assisting will begin in September. For details, call 856-9035 and ask to speak with a program coordinator.


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Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science assessments were recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Delaware has significantly more students performing at the basic and above levels than the national public schools in both fourth and eighth grades. Delaware’s percentage of students at proficient and above is statistically the same as the nation’s public schools in both grades.

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Results of science tests for fourth, eighth graders released Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science assessments were recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The NAEP assessments, known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” were administered to all fourth- and eighth-grade public school students in Delaware from January through March 2005. In most states, only a sample of schools is selected to participate in the NAEP assessments. Since Delaware is such a small state and a certain sample size is needed for accurate results, nearly all Delaware public fourth- and eighth-grade students were part of the samples. Students were tested in one of three subjects randomly assigned by NCES: math, reading or science. Reading and mathematics results were previously released in October 2005. Delaware participated in NAEP Science in 1996 and Delaware eighth-grade data is available for comparison. Although many states participated in the NAEP Science in 2000, when the state-level fourthgrade science assessments began, Delaware did not take part because a number of school districts chose not to participate. NAEP participation is now required under the federal law, No Child Left Behind. In this most recent round of testing, the average scale score for Delaware students is 152 on the fourth-grade 2005 science assessment. In Delaware, four groups of students (all, African-American, Hispanic and low income) scored significantly higher than the nation (national public schools only). Caucasian students’ average scale score were similar to the nation. Delaware’s performance gaps at fourth grade were lower than the gap in national public schools for the White-African American gap, the White-Hispanic gap and the low income-non-low income gap. In eighth-grade science, Delaware scored higher than the national public school average in all student groups. Although all students improved between 1996 and 2005, the only performance gap that narrowed was the gap between low income and non-low income students.

In terms of 2005 science achievement levels, Delaware has significantly more students performing at the basic and above levels than the national public schools in both fourth and eighth grades. Delaware’s percentage of students at proficient and above is statistically the same as the nation’s public schools in both grades. Between 1996 and 2005, Delaware had a significant increase in the number of eighth-grade students who moved to proficient and above. In 1996 only 21 percent of Delaware’s students were performing at the proficient level, but in 2005 this number increased to 29 percent. For students performing at basic and above levels, Delaware increased this percentage of eighth-grade students from 51 percent in 1996 to 63 percent in 2005. Between 1996-2005, Delaware eighthgrade students had a ten-point gain in average scale score in science. This is the largest gain for this time period for any state, although statistically it is equal to gains in South Carolina (+7), Virginia (+6) and Louisiana (+6). For this same time period, the national public schools average decreased by one point. Despite the gains in Delaware, there are 18 states with significantly higher 2005 average scale scores in science in both fourth and eighth grades. “We can certainly be proud of our increases in performance from 1996 to 2005,” said Valerie A. Woodruff, secretary of education. “We will closely examine the results and work with our districts and schools toward continued improvement for the future.” Gov. Ruth Ann Minner also praised the effort being done in science. “Delaware’s ongoing focus in science, especially biotechnology, will compliment our continued work in this important content area.” For additional information, visit the NAEP Web site for the official release of the NAEP 2005 Science Results at:

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD BENEFIT EVENTS CONCERT FOR NANTICOKE SR. CENTER Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John’s U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD BENEFIT CONCERT Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. For information, phone 410-219-3112.

SUPPORT THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.

FOOD PANCAKE SUPPER IN SEAFORD Knights of Columbus pancake dinner, Friday, June 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford. Adults are $5; children under 12, $3.50. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and charitable works.

CLASS OF 2008 BARBECUE Seaford Class of 2008 chicken barbecue, Saturday, June 3, at Dover Pools on U.S. 13, 10 a.m. until all the chicken is gone. Chicken meals can be bought on site for $6 or reserved via ticket purchase from any class of 2008 member or at the high school main office. Contact Jason Jeandell, 629-4587 ext. 368, or email

BREAKFAST IN BLADES Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-youcan-eat breakfast, Sunday, June 4, 8 to11 a.m., adults $7, Children, $3. All breakfast foods, plus black eyed peas and biscuits, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

CHICKEN DINNERS On Friday, June 23, barbecue Eming’s chicken dinners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Church community house, west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road. Carry outs only and tickets only. Deadline for tickets June 19. Donations to Bethel Community House Building Fund. Delivery will be provided tor businesses if necessary. For tickets call 629-7117 or 410-754-8681.

MEETINGS 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. This month will be June 1.

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month’s meeting is Thursday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required.

Submit Bulletin Board items by Friday at noon. E-mail: Mail: 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973 Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars. Mail to: Star Newspapers PO Box 1000 Seaford, DE 19973 BEST BET: 30th annual Delmarva Day in the Park, Delmar, Del., Saturday, June 6. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

EQUINE COUNCIL MEETING Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m., at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Harrington, followed by speaker, acting state vet, Dr. Robert Rickers, who will talk about vaccines. All those interested in horses are welcome. Call 422-4094 or 629-5233.

SPECIAL EVENTS BETHEL MUSEUM IS OPEN The Bethel Maritime Museum on First Street, Bethel, will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

SPRING FEST AT CHURCH Spring Fest, Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m., Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 and Dorthy Road, Delmar, Del. Oyster, cheese steak, crab cake and soft crab sandwiches, homemade ice cream and baked goods. Phone 875-7824.

al Summer Showcase, on Sunday, June 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach. Performances by adults and children, dancing, light hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Attire: Jacket and shirt for men; comparable for women. Adults $15/person; children $12/person. Additional information and tickets may be obtained by contacting 645-2211.

islands, June 19-23. Cost: $599 per person which includes round trip motor coach, four nights at Heritage House Hotel, four buffet breakfasts, four full dinners, guided tours to Martha’s Vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket Island, harbor cruise, taxes and tips, baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.


The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation Orioles vs. Yankees trip, Friday, June 2, to Camden Yards. The cost is $44 for each ticket and the bus. Tickets are in section 86 by the bullpen. The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the high school at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20, Greenwood CHEER Center, 12713 Sussex Highway, second annual Summer Fiesta, 10:30 a.m. The Pinata party, on the side deck, will start after lunch. Call 349-5237.

YARD SALES WOODLAND INDOOR SALE An indoor yard sale, with tables available to rent, $15 per table or two for $25, will be Saturday, June 3, 7 a.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church. Sponsored by church youth group. Call 629-8775 or 629-4930 .

TRIPS RED HATTERS BUS TRIP The Chatter Hatters of Laurel are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater, Aug. 19, to celebrate Red Hat Society Week. Cost is $75 which includes transportation, show and dinner. Leave Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel at 10 a.m. For more information call 875-3278.

TRIP TO CAPE COD Laurel Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and the


WASHINGTON TRIP Bus trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Roelma Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Sharptown, Saturday, June 10. The bus leaves the carnival grounds in Sharptown at 8 a.m.; the cost is $20. Stops will be made at the World War II and Vietnam memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Natural History. Lunch and dinner on your own with a dinner stop in Annapolis. The deadline is June 1. Contact Susan Calloway, 875-5911.

DELMAR ALUMNI BUS TRIP Delmar Alumni Association bus trip, Thursday, June 22, to historic New Hope, Pa. for a day of shopping, sight seeing and to attend a play, “The Graduate.” The bus leaves from Delmar High School at 7 a.m./returns approximately 11 p.m. Cost is $60. Send payment to: Suzanne Roberts, 28845 Adkins Road, Delmar, MD 21875.

TASTE OF LEWES Second annual “Taste of Lewes,” Sunday, June 4, noon to 3 p.m., Virden Center, Pilottown Road, Lewes, featuring cuisine ad wine and ale selections from 14 of Lewes’ restaurants, brewer and vintner, complemented by live Reggae music and a special auction. The $30 ticket, which includes all food stations and two beverages, may be purchased by calling the Lewes Canalfront Park at 302-645-2795.

THERAPY DOGS BINGO Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs group Longaberger basket bingo, Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., at the American Legion, located in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games. Advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information phone 732-3634.

SEAFORD PRAYER MARCH Second annual prayer march, Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. Seaford Mission, Third and North streets, Seaford. Sponsored by Seaford Neighborhood Watch. Phone Pat Jones, 628-1908.

DELMARVA DAY IN THE PARK The 30th annual Delmarva Day in the Park, Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors are needed. Call the Delmar Chamber of Commerce at 846-3336.

CHEER DINNER DANCE Thursday, June 15, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, oldies and big band dinner dance, 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $8 a person. Cathy Gorman of Georgetown will be the deejay. For more information or tickets call 854-9500.

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Water trail, shallop debut during Dover opening On May 11, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner led a celebration of Captain John Smith’s exploration of the Chesapeake Bay nearly 400 years ago which brought him to the shores of Delaware in a small open boat or shallop, and proclaimed Delaware’s support for creation of the Captain Smith Water Trail as a National Historic Trail — the first entirely waterbased trail proposed for inclusion in the National Trail System. The celebration was marked by the one-day display at the Public Archives building in Dover of the 30-foot replica shallop built by Sultana Projects Inc. in Chestertown, Md. as part of an educational initiative developed for the Captain John Smith Four Hundred Project. The celebration coincided with the opening of the Archives 17th Century Delaware Exhibit. “Capt. Smith’s voyage was truly remarkable and has left a lasting impression on our state’s and our region’s history,” said Minner. “Last year, I joined the governors of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania calling for the creation of the Captain Smith National Historic Water Trail. The trail would be a first of this type in Delaware and will offer many heritage-based educational and outdoor recreational opportunities for our citizens and visitors.” Delaware has partnered with numerous public and private organizations on the project, including the Conservation Fund, National Geographic Society, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Captain John Smith Four Hundred/Sultana Projects Inc. The Delaware Department of Natural

Resources and Environmental Control, the Delaware Economic Development Office and the Delaware Public Archives joined the Conservation Fund and Sultana Projects to sponsor the replica shallop visit to Delaware. Minner also supported bipartisan legislation which was cosponsored by the Delaware Congressional delegation to establish the trail. “Thanks to the extraordinary vision, support and leadership of Governor Minner and the Delaware congressional delegation, we have an opportunity to establish the country’s first entirely water-based national historic trail, uniting more than 1,500 miles of waterways in a single comprehensive network spanning America’s largest estuary,” said The Conservation Fund’s chairman emeritus, Pat Noonan. “The trail is a testament to the region’s rich heritage, its Native-American culture and it is critical to the future of the Chesapeake Bay.” Captain Smith’s exploration of the bay tributary, Nanticoke River, reaching half a mile above Broad Creek in Sussex County, comprised an important part of his voyages of exploration in the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has significant responsibilities in the Nanticoke River and watershed for protecting wildlife habitat, shorelines and scenic vistas and providing recreational opportunities. The department manages 12,235 acres in the watershed between the divisions of Fish and

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continued his journey around the great bend where today the state line runs from bank to bank,” said Secretary Hughes. “Today’s protected landscape is very much like the landscape that Captain Smith would have seen when he came into what is now Delaware. We’re commited to the responsible stewardship of these lands.” DNREC is collaborating with Maryland in preparing a water trail map for the Nanticoke River.





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ENTERTAINMENT Skynyrd’s coming ■ Benefit concert, Perdue Stadium, Tuesday, July 4th, featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd. Phone 1-410-219-3112. Proceeds benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.

Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will appear in a benefit concert for the the Western Sussex Boys & Girl Club on Tuesday, July 4th, at Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. The concert will be followed by a fireworks show. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the stadium ticket office, on-line at or by calling 410-219-3112. Tickets are $35.50 to $47.50 and there are catering and group packages available. It took Lynyrd Skynyrd seven nominations to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is perhaps fitting for a band that is nothing if not a survivor. The Skynyrd inductees include founding members Gary Rossington, Allen Collins (guitar), Leon Wilkeson (bass), Bob Burns (drums), Billy Powell (piano) and Ronnie Van Zant (vocals). Also entering the hall are key members Artimus Pyle (drums), Steve Gaines (guitar) and Ed

King (guitar). Skynyrd came out of Gainesville, Fla., music scene in the early 1970s. Harder-hitting than most of its Southern rock contemporaries, Skynyrd was in many ways a reflection of its front-man: tough, confident and loaded with attitude. In truly American fashion, Skynyrd’s core members first came together in Little League baseball. “We saw the Beatles on ‘Ed Sullivan’ like everybody else in our generation, and freaked out and wanted to start a rock’n’roll band,” Rossington says. “But then we got serious, and we really had this dream to become something, to make a mark. We just worked and sweated our way to it. We had that fire in our eyes.” Skynyrd tempered its rock’n’roll fire with insightful ballads and social consciousness. The band’s debut album, “(pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd)” in 1973, not only contained rockers like “Gimme Three Steps,” but also ballads in “Tuesday’s Gone” and the timeless anthem “Freebird.” Lyricist Van Zant addressed such issues as gun control, social discrimination and en-

vironmentalism before they were fashionable. Album sales, hits and successful concert tours followed. Then, at the height of Skynyrd’s creative and commercial powers, on Oct. 20, 1977, the band’s plane ran out of gas during a flight from Greenville, S.C., to Baton Rouge, La., and slammed into the Mississippi swamp land. Band members Gaines, his sister and backup vocalist Cassie Gaines, and Van Zant were killed, along with road manager Dean Kilpatrick. Other members of the band were seriously injured in one of

rock’s great tragedies. Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited in 1987 with Van Zant’s younger brother Johnny at the microphone, but tragedy continued to follow the band. Collins died in 1990 of pneumonia following complications from a 1986 car crash that had left him paralyzed. And Wilkeson - Skynyrd’s ‘Mad Hatter’ - died in 2001 from liver disease. Today the band remains a strong draw on the road. In all, its catalog has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales in excess of more than 26 million albums.

Possums’ comedy ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ on stage “Moon Over Buffalo,” the farce credited with bringing Carol Burnett back to Broadway, is being produced by Possum Point Players in Georgetown. This show, which has entertained audiences for years, opens at Possum Hall in Georgetown on June 2. “Moon Over Buffalo” will be presented June 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., and on June 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560. Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students. Directions are available by calling the Possum ticketline.

Vendors, sponsors needed for Laurel’s July 4th event Plans are well under way for the Laurel July 4th Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, July 4. Sponsors and vendors are needed as well as participants in the 4th of July Talent Contest. Forms are available at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Bev’s Specs, the Laurel Library and Laurel Petroleum. The deadline to enter is June 26. Competition will take place in three age groups - 12 and under, 13-18 and 21 and over. For more information, contact Bob Jones at 875-7767. For information about the celebration, contact the chamber office at 875-9319.

It’s time to register for Rod & Custom Jamboree The 17th annual Rod & Custom Jamboree, sponsored by the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association, will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on June 23, 24 and 25. Registration is open June 22, 23, and 24, and 25 for the “largest car show on the peninsula.” Check the website at for more information. Spectator admission is $5 with children under 12 free. Awards will be presented on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Volunteers needed for annual Nanticoke Riverfest Plans are under way for the 12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest. This year’s theme is “Tugging on the Nanticoke.” Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks during the event on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Leigh Ann DePope, volunteer coordinator, at 629-2524. For general information about Riverfest, contact the chairpersons, Amy Walls or Trisha Booth at 629-9173. Vendors and sponsors are needed.

Boys & Girls Club is hosting cheerleading camp The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will host a Universal Cheerleaders Association Youth Cheer Camp for youth ages 9 to 15 at the club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, on Saturday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40 by May 29 and $45 after that date (no registration will be accepted the day of the camp). Shorts and sneakers must be worn. To college instructors will offer clinics on safety, stunt technique, cheers, sidelines, tumbling, dancing and more. The camp is limited to 30 participants. Contact Karen Schrieber, 629-8740, Cathy Lewis, 629-2168, of Shelly Larrimore, 628-8361, for more information.

THE ART OF BEADS - Jean Crowder and Claudia Williams of High Strung Beads demonstrate jewelry making to, from the left, Evan and Emily Bergh and Tammi Thompson during the 13th annual Towne & Country Fair at the Gov. Ross Mansion in Seaford on Saturday. Photo by David Elliott

Concert will benefit First Steps program On Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown will host its third annual Community Spring Concert. Admission is $12 at the door, with children under 12 free; the concert will be held at the church. Performers come from greater Sussex County and include Beverly LaFazia, soprano; Carlos Perez, marimba; Ginny Van Tine, soprano; the Southern Delaware Choral Society Ensemble; Hannah Goebel, piano; Elizabeth Whaley, flute; and Carol Lynch, soprano. This year the concert will benefit First Steps (Primeros Pasos), an early childhood care and learning center for the children of this area. First Steps has purchased land across from the Perdue plant in George-

town and is currently raising money to build the center. The program is designed to prepare children with the academic and social skills to successfully enter public school, and will be open to all children, ages infant up to kindergarten. This is the third year that St. Paul’s has hosted a benefit concert to help deserving organizations do good work locally and around the world. Last year the concert raised money for victims of the December 2004 Tsunami. The year before the beneficiary was First Steps. Directions to St. Paul’s and further information are at; or by phoning 856-2894.


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Kids’ Fest is a world of delights for children Event on Saturday, June 10, at Delaware State Fairgrounds benefits Boys & Girls Clubs Entertainer Michael Rosman will bring his special balance of comedy, juggling and stunts to fascinate children and grownups alike at this year’s Kids’ Fest set for Saturday, June 10, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Rosman blends non-stop jokes with unending action as he balances on a board or bowling ball, teeters on a 6-foot unicycle or catapults fruit into a blender strapped to his head. He is also known to involve his audience in the show, calling up volunteers to help him on stage. Rosman’s life demonstrates his ability to balance diverse elements. He started out with juggling and unicycling in 1984 while still in high school. After earning a degree in finance from the University of Delaware, he went on to travel Europe giving street performances along the way. When he returned to the United States, he went back to college, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, where he graduated in the fall of 1988. Again he took his show on the road, traveling and performing with Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus during its 1989 season. Rosman has gone on to perform across the country and around the world in the Netherlands, Germany, Yugoslavia and Japan. He entertains on cruise ships, at corporate events, in schools and on college and university campuses. He was Artist in

Residence at the Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theatre, earned the Maryland State Individual Artist Award and was invited performer at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Rosman will headline the free entertainment on the Nemours Stage at Kids’ Fest. He will perform in Kent Pavilion beginning at 2:30 p.m. Nemours Health and Prevention Services will also take the stage throughout the day to spotlight its “5-2-1 and Almost None” message aimed at promoting good nutrition and physical activity among youth. Entertainment in Kent Pavilion begins at 10 a.m. with a youth talent show. Cakey’s Characters (Sponge Bob, Elmo and Dora) will perform at noon followed by “Books: The Magic Is Real!” with Joe Romano from 1 until 2 p.m. and Rosman’s performance from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Admission to the fairgrounds for Kids’ Fest is $1 per person; parking is free. Ride and game tickets may be purchased at 25 for $5; some activities are individually priced, and many, including all entertainment, are free. A variety of food will be for sale throughout the day. Kids’ Fest is coordinated by the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club. Kids’ Fest is made possible through the generosity of Nemours Health & Prevention Services, Bayhealth Medical Center, Kirby & Holloway, Delaware Electric Co-

30th Annual Delmarva


operative, Intervet, Chick’s, WBOC-TV, Comcast Cablevision and Eagle 97.7.

Bike Night at the Delmarva Shorebirds on June 10 On Saturday, June 10, members of the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury will bewearing limited edition Harley-Davidson jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game to benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund. The Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund is supported by the employees and ownership of HarleyDavidson of Ocean City, Seaford and Rehoboth Beach, as well as others who make donations to the scholarship fund.

Kelly Jones giving piano recital at Union UM Church Kelly Jones will give a piano recital on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Union United Methodist Church, Market Street, Bridgeville. The public is invited and there is no charge. Jones has studied piano with Jeff Scott of Bridgeville for 10 years. She has been performing since she was six and has won many awards for her playing. This spring was awarded her 10th Superior Plus rating from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. In March, Jones won first place in the most advanced level of the Southern Delaware Music Teachers Piano Competition. Jones’ musical experiences have involved All-State Chorus, Milford High School musicals, jazz band and many community and church performances. She will be a senior at Milford High School next year and plans to continue her music in college. The program includes works by Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Copland, Kabalevsky and Gershwin.

The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce the opening of the Sussex County Garden Helpline. The helpline will be open now through Oct. 15. Master Gardeners will be manning the phone from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 856-2585 ext. 535 to either speak with a Master Gardener or leave a message. A Master Gardener will respond to questions as quickly as possible.

Carnival Days!

SPRING CARNIVAL May 24, 25, 26, 27 May 31, June 1, 2, 3 June 7, 8, 9,10

Delmar, Del Potato Sack Race, Pie or Eclair Eating Contest, Hula-Hoop Contest

50/50 TICKETS Proceeds to Benefit Chamber Scholarship Fund


Oyster Fritters, Funnel Cake, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, French Fries


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Sneak Preview Band 11 am - 1:30 pm Pugsly 3-6 pm

CRAFT VENDORS INFORMATION BOOTHS Sponsored by Greater Delmar Chamber Commerce

Kelly Jones

Sussex Master Gardeners open a free garden tipline

State Street Park FUN & GAMES

For more information, call 302-3985194 or 302-542-6065.


FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL June 28, 29, 30, July 1 July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Bring the Family - Enjoy the Rides •Bingo •Ferris Wheel •Merry-Go-Round •Take a Chance to Win Prizes Including a $10,000 Cash Jackpot!!!

RIDE ALL RIDES ALL NIGHT FOR $10 Oyster Sandwiches, Homemade Crab Cakes, Soft Crabs, Hamburgers, Fries, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Funnel Cakes Food Booths Open at 6:30 PM Rides Start at 7:15 PM




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Bosnian teen visits with student at ST

Greenwood girl receives scholarship

Fifteen teenagers from Bosnia were in Delaware April 9 through May 6 to take part in the 4-H Bosnia Youth Leadership Program. Delaware 4-H was selected this year from among many applicants to host the program, which has been sponsored since 1999 by the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo. One of the participants was 17-yearold Hrvoje Pavic who spent 10 days during spring break with Sussex Technical High School junior Tom Ford of Frankford. Key elements of the program include helping participants understand the concepts of civic participation and the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy; developing leadership skills among secondary school students in Bosnia; and building personal relationships between Bosnian teens and Delaware teens. In addition to overnight trips to New York and Washington, D.C., and a day trip to Philadelphia, the teens were involved in a variety of workshops and learning experiences in areas such as conflict resolution, community mapping and democracy education. Also, visitors went to school one day with their host students. April 13 at Sussex Tech for Hrvoje began by him being introduced to the student body on the morning edition of the stu-

First State Manufactured Housing Association offers $1,500 scholarships to Delaware residents who are high school seniors or former graduates and who are seeking to further their education. The local winner is Kacie Pinnock, the daughter of Karen and Thomas Brennan of Greenwood. With a grade point average of 101.17, Pinnock is ranked first in her class and will graduate as valedictorian at Woodbridge High School. She is president of the WHS National Technical Honor Society and Drama Club as well as vice president of the class of 2006, FFA and Spanish Honor Society. She is the treasurer of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is an active member of the chorus and Spanish Club, including the Salsa Dance Team, and she is involved with community service projects through the Key Club, Talent Search and Del Tech Upward Bound Math & Science programs. She has a passion for music and has been accepted to York College of Pennsylvania where she plans to major in music industry and recording technology and minor in psychology. She will be honored during the Scholarship Fund Raising Golf Tournament dinner on May 18 at Baywood Greens Golf Course, Long Neck.

Hrvoje Pavic (left), a Bosnian 4-H exchange student, waits in the television studio at Sussex Technical High School for his American host, Tom Ford of Frankford, to introduce him to the student body on the morning edition television show, The Raven Report.

dent-produced daily television show, The Raven Report. Then he accompanied Ford to classes in calculus, American history, athletic health care and English. Ford is a member of the Lord Baltimore Helping Hands 4-H Club and the son of Thomas and Sally Ford of Frankford. Bosnia is part of the former country of

Yugoslavia in Eastern Europe. It is roughly across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. Slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia, Bosnia has an emerging democratic republic government born in 1995 with the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, brokered by then President Clinton.

Currently Morning Star Publications is placing copies of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers every week in nearly 40 Sussex County classrooms. Teachers welcome the newspaper and use them for classroom assignments. This is one of the largest number of participating schools and requests for newspapers since we started the Newspaper In Educaton programs several years.

HELP SUPPORT N.I. E. I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION FOR THE 2005-06 SCHOOL YEAR. YOUR NAME______________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________ ______________________________________ PHONE ________________

Answer: The Seaford/Laurel Star Your Hometown Community Newspaper


The following individuals and businesses support the Star’s Newspaper In Education program. Local classrooms receive the Seaford and Laurel Stars for classroom use.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 B-Line Printing and Computer Repair Bon Appetit Restaurant Bridgeville Commissioners Bridgeville Kiwanis Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty

Cora Selby Delmar Kiwanis French’s Supermarket Friends For Lee Home Team Realty, LLC Integra Administrative Group Johnson Polymer

Laurel Civic Club Laurel Lions Manlove Auto Parts Maria Heyssell Mercantile Peninsula Bank O’Neal’s Antiques Pizza King

Sam Yoder and Son, Inc. Scott’s Furniture Seaford Kiwanis Soil Service Soroptimist Int. of Seaford Southern DE Foot and Ankle Bradley T. Lemon, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.S. Trinity Transport /Trinity Foundation


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Woodbridge Elementary announces honor roll students The following students at Woodbridge Elementary School were named to the school’s honor rolls in April: Third-grade, distinguished honor roll - Taylor Cahall, Sae Hong Chung, Jordan Clark, David Gray, Corey Green, Cierra Hamor, Kristin Jefferson, Jeshale’ Johnson, Da’sha Jones, Josh Keefe, Kori Lewandowski, Hernan Quezada, Emma Rider and Kaitlyn Willin. Honor roll - Shawn Beetschen, Noah Bibb, Caroline Breeding, Ashley Cook, Roy Deleon, Nour Elmasri, Sara Hale, Alex Hassman, Michelle Hill, John Ireland, LeJoie Johnson, Terrance Knox, Samantha Kraszewski, Bradford Nelson, Tyler News, Brandon Oliver, Ryan Parker, Darshan Patel, Elexus Reed, Jay Richardson, Lindsey Ruiz, Mikaela Smith, Karin Wright and Eddie ZagalPonce. Most improved - Breania Albury, Jasmyn Breck, Amanda Carr, Sha’mariah Doakes, Brianna Donovan, Jarrod Elliot, Tiffany Evans, Shamar Finney, Alexzandra Gallo, Waniah Hammond, Jaquan James, Kaylem Jones, Kani Kane, Anna O’Brien, Lindsey Ruiz, Travante Smack, Shi’wuan Sykes, Logan Wescott, Warren Williams, Evangeline

Willis and Meagan Yazzie. Fourth-grade, distinguished honor roll - Alan Alcantara, Kristen Blake, Collin Breeding, Willie Davis, Lindsey Downing, Savannah Harris, Emily Hassman, Gabrielle Johnson, Shelby McBroom, Philip Petrone, Horacio Reyna Jr. and Taylor Richey. Honor roll - Albert Anderson, Amanda Anderson, Dale Breeding, Elizabeth Brooks, Stephanie Cardenas, Kayla Carlisle, Jose’ Casas, Meagan Eagle, Danielle Glenn, Logan Hamm, Hannah Krause, Castaysha Lewis, Dylan Lister, Tyler Mathis, Seth Ocampo-Rodriguez, Tyler Ramos, Tristan Schulties and Gavin Smith. Most improved - Lyteesha Bailey, Courtney Baker, Jon Bondie, Elizabeth Brooks, Tylandra Brooks, Stephanie Cardenas, Ericka Castrejon-Martinez, Belen Cerdan-Villalobos, Robert Driscoll, Chris Eck, Dajah Emory, Jenny Falls, Virginia Gaspar-Nogueron, Keshawn Jones, Andrew Larimore, Nicolas Matos, Miranda Meadows, Amayrani Villablobos-Rodriguez, Trinity West and Daisjah Williams. Perfect attendance, kindergarten - Erik Castillo-Hidalgo, Jonathan Data, Germain Diaz, Savannah Faulkner, Jacquelin

Garrido, Andre Hall, McKenzie Howell, Nolan Lamontagne, Anijah Melvins, Aisli Torres-Landeros and Janiya Vessels. First grade: Cindy Alcantara, Venecia Alcantara-Vargas, Ellis Cannon II, Rashim Cannon, Joseph Greene, Thomas Moore III, Honorio Torres Jr. and Angel Warren. Second grade: Altia Anderson, Destany Armwood, Aaron Ballweg, Rachel Driscoll, Won-

trell Hammond, Tyler Hatfield, Kyrin Hopkins, Brady Keeler, Tierra Mosley, Brandy Mullen, Rosalia Raygoza-Torres, Josch Regusme, Keristis Sampson and Tylisah Walker. Third grade - Andre Battle, Amanda Carr, Jayda Dickerson, Hannah Fountain, Astrude Georges, Kelsey Hall, Gary Hernandez, Dionieia Hooks, John Ireland, Hernan Quezada-Alcantara, Misosoty Santiago, Shelby

Simpson, Somer Smith, Logan Wescott and Alpha Williams Jr. Fourth grade - Alan Alcantara, Collin Breeding, Johnnathan Deya, Giovanni Gomez, Duane Hopkins II, Ambyr Jones, Jamie Kennedy, Seth Ocampo-Rodriguez, Horacio Reyna Jr., Eder Rosas-Hidalgo, Nycolle Scott, Amayrani Villalobos-Rodriguez, Tristan Schulties and Pershay Smack.

“I’m one of the specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) at Nanticoke. We’re called in whenever there’s a sexual assault, child abuse or other domestic violence incident. We find evidence, document the incidents with photos, provide crisis intervention with the victims and file complete forensic assessments. Debra Holbrook, a Nanticoke nurse colleague, pioneered the program eight years ago that became a national model. It’s just one example of the depth of commitment we have to patients and the community here at Nanticoke.”

Kathy Keating, RN, SANE-A

Dr. Ileana Smith (left), vice president and Owens Campus director, presents a $1,000 scholarship check to Cheri Newson of Lewes while engineering technologies department chair, Dr. Doug Hicks, looks on.

Del Tech student receives scholarship Cheri Newson, Lewes, an architectural engineering technology student at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown,, recently received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Delaware). “Jobs in engineering and surveying are available both locally and nationally right now, but it can be a challenge to get young people interested in careers in

these fields,” said Dr. Doug Hicks, engineering technologies department chair at the Owens Campus. Additional sources of scholarship funding are available for students who pursue careers in computer science, engineering, and math-related fields. Interested parties may contact Hicks at 8555914 or call the Financial Aid Office at the Owens Campus, 855-1693.

“I’m proud

to be part of a national domestic violence program developed here.”


A renewed spirit of caring. 801 Middleford Road • Seaford, DE 19973

To find a Nanticoke physician, call 1-877-NHS-4-DOCS.



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CHURCH BULLETINS Third & North prayer march

Fun and fellowship dance

The second annual prayer march will take place on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m., starting at the Seaford Mission, Third and North streets, Seaford. The event is sponsored by Seaford Neighborhood Watch. Prayer will be led by the Rev. Tyrone Johnson, founder and director of Churches Take a Corner in Wilmington. He has pledged to bring a group of people from Wilmington to pray for a transformation in the Seaford community, according to Pat Jones, a Seaford councilperson helping to coordinate the event. She is asking for each church in the community to send two or more representatives. Phone her at 6281908 for more information.

St. John’s United Methodist Church will have a fun and fellowship dance on Saturday, June 17, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The dinner (choice of steak or baked chicken breast) will be catered by the Seaford Men of the Moose. Christian and dinner music will be provided during dinner by Jerry Jones and Mark Lowery CD Specials with live performances by “Lights of Home” and musical memories by Charles Michel (music from the 1940s to 1980s). The price is $18 a person with advance tickets only. Groups of six or more must reserve a table in order to sit together. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for tickets and table reservations. All adults are welcome with proceeds going to missions projects.

St. John’s yard sale St. John’s Community Thrift Shop, 259 Conwell Street, Seaford, is renting tables for a yard sale, Saturday, June 17, 8 a.m. until noon. Each table will be $7. Call 629-9466 to make a reservation. Regular Saturday sales are 9 a.m. until noon.

Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday 6 - 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. June guest singers are: “Cross Current” Drama Team, June 3; Donald White, June 10; Shannon Whaley and C. Bud Scott, June 17; and “Lights of Home,” June 24. Every week, Mary Ann Young sings Gospel favorites. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. Contact the Church office at 8753983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

Seaford Nazarene Gospel Concert Seaford Church of the Nazarene, located at 520 South Dual Highway, will be featuring the Reunion Quartet on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The concert admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For additional information, call 629-3929 or 381-6514.

Ninety and Nine dinner meeting The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, Monday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues. The special speaker for the evening is Anita Kiger, who lives in Dover. She and her husband, Pastor

MOUNTAIRE GOSPEL TALENT SEARCH - On May 11, 12, and 13, the Mountaire Gospel Talent Search was held at the Bayshore Community Church in Gumboro. The competition was judged by the Gospel Group, “Higher Ground” of Nashville, Tenn.; Jimmy Hoppa of WBOC Television; and Beth Cayhall of Nashville, Tenn. The children’s choir winners were: 1st, Most Blessed Sacrament, Berlin, Md.; 2nd, Tabernacle Children, Pittsville, Md.; 3rd, Holly Grove Christian, Westover, Md. Pictured is Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School’s group.

James Kiger, minister together at Restoration Life Ministries in Smyrna. She is also the women’s ministry coordinator for First State Fall Fest, which will be held in Dover on Oct. 6-8 at Delaware State University football stadium. She will be sharing her testimony of the journey of her teenage daughter’s pregnancy and the victory that followed. The singer will be Deneice Brown of Camden. Reservations are necessary and the deadline is June 1.

Financial conference in June There will be a financial empowerment conference, “Exodus 2006,” presented by Dr. Nasir K. Siddiki. In the 1980s, Dr. Siddiki was a successful Muslim businessman by secular world standards. He raised millions of dollars in revenue for companies worldwide. As a seminar speaker, he attracted crowds of up to 10,000, who came to listen and learn about his keys to sucContinued on page 27

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

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



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 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Mid Week Eucharist & Healing Service - Wed. @ Noon Holy Eucharist & Church School Sunday @ 9:30 am

“Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771

Church Of The Nazarene

94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE 19956

Phone 875-7873 SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. God’s Big Back Yard THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. Underground - 6:00-8:00 Evening Service. - 6:00 p.m. “Investing in People”

Central Worship Center 4 Mi. East of Laurel, Del. (on Sycamore Road)

875-7995 - Pastor Bob Miller SUNDAY Adult Classes..................9 a.m. Worship/Kid’s Ministry. .....................9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Youth.........................6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY Bible Study................7:00 p.m. Nursery Provided

EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRE-SCHOOL-GR. 8 Featuring A Beka, Traditional Program For More Information Call


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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The same old deception By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


When you boil it all down, the ...don’t look in the DaVinci Code is based on the oldest lie going. Now I know it is packaged nice- DaVinci Code if you ly and the story carries you from are looking for genchapter to chapter. The quest uine worth in your own sounds exciting and the characters are alluring. But what about the life. It’s just not there. message? Here it is: as humans we are tionship to Christ, but in coming to know complete in ourselves. We do not need the secret mystical knowledge. ThroughGod. The book’s claim is that the perfect cir- out Brown’s book it is the Christians who are represented as the dangerous and uncle represents humanity. In addition, the learned and those seeking the grail as sacred feminine and the sexual rites that go along with goddess worship can lead to those being awakened by knowledge. But this lie goes back even further. It a moment of realization — a fulfillment was in the garden of Eden that the serpent and completion on our own. Exit God... told Eve that there was an opening of her we don’t need you any more. Now, in case you think Dan Brown has eyes that would come through disregard of God and his word. If she was only willing come up with something new. Let me tell to break free from the requirements of you where you can find similar ideas. God she would discover that she was sufLet’s work from the present backward. First you have the New Age movement. ficient in herself. It’s an appealing argument — one that Excited about crystals, altered states, medAdam and Eve fell for, and one that itation, self-realization and more, it was Brown uses subtly and craftily in his and is a revival of old fashioned paganbook. ism. Suddenly the church is demonized as The message: you don’t need to find this group of power hungry men trying to God. You are God. Its message is best keep the real truth from ever getting out. summed up in the 1987 miniseries, “Out Millions have flocked to the book and the on a Limb,” where Shirley MacLaine movie to see what is supposedly enlightstands on a beach with her arms outening. stretched and declares, “I am god, I am In reality it is the same darkness that god.” Christ came to dispel 2,000 years ago. We Sorry, God is bigger than that. The same lie recurs through Eastern re- are not sufficient in and of ourselves and were never meant to be. Fulfillment is ligions where so many are taught that we found within a relationship to a loving are all a part of the God-force. Luke SkyGod who has good plans for our lives. Acwalker spent his life discovering that the cess to that God comes through the cross. force can be used for good or evil — the So, through his writing, Dan Brown has famed dark side. To access this goodness made himself wealthy, but please don’t look to the power within yourself. look in the DaVinci Code if you are lookSorry, God is more powerful than that. ing for genuine worth in your own life. It’s just not there. This deception travels all the way back to gnosticism — a false belief that grew The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of up in opposition to the early church, the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You claiming that God was not found in relamay email

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OBITUARIES Doris F. Stewart, 74 Doris F. Stewart of Seaford died on Friday, May 26, 2006 at Life Care at Lofland Park in Seaford. Mrs. Stewart was a music teacher in the Laurel School District for 28 years. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church where she was a choir member for 30 years and a member of the prayer chain for many years. She was a volunteer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and started the Scrubby Bear program there teaching children how to wash their hands for sanitary cleanliness. Her husband, G. Dawson Stewart, died in 1994. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son, Rick Stewart and his wife Kim, and her daughter Sally Stewart, all of Seaford. Also surviving are four grandchildren, David Stewart, Erin Burris, Emily Burris Gill and Kristen Nelson and one greatgrandson, Bailey Nelson. Memorial Services will be on Friday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, where friends may call from 1 to 2. The family suggests donations may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, P O Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Shirley Hitchens Copeland, 70 Shirley Hitchens Copeland of 149 Ryefield Road, Raeford, NC, died Friday, May 26, 2006 in her home. Mrs. Copeland is preceded in death by a son, Joseph H. Copeland. Funeral services were Monday, May 29, at Crumpler Fureral Home Chapel with CLP Herman Autry officiating. Burial was at LaFayette Memorial Gardens West. Survivors include her husband Bill Copeland of Raeford, a son Thomas F. Copeland of Laurel, eight daughters: Linda L. Mears, Bonnie J. Phippin, Barbara S. Anderson and Janet A. Mederias of Laurel, Donna L. Thorne of Salisbury, Brenda L. Burich of Utica, MI, Cindy A. Mitchell of Seaford, and Gloria J. Lee of Myrtle Beach, SC; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Ann Elizabeth Staples, 81 Ann Elizabeth Staples of Seaford, died Thursday, May 25, at her home. Born in Freehold, NJ, to Joseph Francis Sweeney and Elizabeth Veronica Cummings Sweeney, she lived most of her life in New Jersey, where she retired from the Mommouth Courthouse in Freehold, N.J. She moved to Delaware in 1982 where she became a member of the Laurel Senior Center. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her grandchildren and gardening. She is survived by five sons: Tom Jones of Seaford, John Staples and his wife Jeannie of Seaford, Rick Staples and his wife Lori of Laurel, Thomas Staples of Freehold, NJ, and Dave Staple of Florida. Two daughters, Carol Kelly of Chuluota, FL, and Pat Rado of Jackson, NJ. Three sisters: Winifred V. Bosko of Barnagat, NJ, Patricia Barklow of Cream Ridge, NJ and Louise Kleschinsky of Barnagat, NJ.

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She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Staples, who died in 1999, sisters Catherine Powell and Margaret Aumock, a daughter-in-law, Deborah S. Jones, and a grandson, Christopher Staples. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 3, at Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dave Kiser. Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021 Gilpin Ave., Suite 202 - Wilmington, DE 19806.

John Dize Jr., 70 John Dize Jr. of Seaford died on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dize worked for the Cape May Lewes Ferry for 19 years and was the owner of the Seaford Coin Operated Laundry and John’s Repair Service in Seaford. He loved boating and fishing and was well loved by his family and friends in Harborton, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lena Dize; a brother, Harry Dize; his son, Robert K. Dize; and his stepson, Robert Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Eunice Dize; a sister, Lucille Charnock of Harborton, Va; two sons, Wayne Dize of Salis-

✳ JUNE 1 - 7, 2006 bury, Md. and Harry Dize of Seaford; three daughters, Flora Brown of Snow Hill, Md., Joy E. Fox of Laurel and Cathie Sheridan of Blades. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Jenifer Dize, Joanna Dize, Dana Dize, Terry Dize, Blake Colamaio, Tabitha Colamaio, Onnalee Colamaio, Nissa Dize, Brian Sheridan and Stacey Coffin, five great-grandchildren, Blake Colamaio Jr., Daé Jawna Renee Colamaio, Wade Dize, Jacob Dize and Steven Dize. His funeral services and burial were private. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Louise Adams Kohn, 86 Louise Adams Kohn of Delmar, formerly of Seaford and Laurel, died at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford on Sunday, May 21, 2006. She was born in Laurel on Oct. 14, 1919. Her parents were John F. Adams and Maude Hastings Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Kohn Sr. in 1995. She and her husband were married for 55 years until his death. She was also preceded in death by two sons, David W. Kohn in 1979 and Robert J. Kohn II in 2005. Mrs. Kohn was a homemaker her entire marriage. She is survived by a son, William B. Kohn of Delmar, with whom she resided for 11 years; a daughter, Kathryn Lloyd of Salisbury; a son, John H. Kohn and his wife, Annette of Burke, Va.; a son, Richard A. Kohn and his wife, Barbara of Princess Anne, Md.; seven grandchildren

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and three great-grandchildren. A grave-side service was on May 26 at Line Church Cemetery in Delmar. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Anne Miller Reale, 85 Anne Miller Reale of Seaford died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. Mrs. Reale was born in Pennsylvania and lived most of her life in Maryland. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore Reale; a daughter, Deborah Reale Belk, and a son, Richard Reale. She is survived by her son David Reale and his wife Joanne of Alpharetta, Ga., six grandchildren, Michael, Mark, Todd, Scott, Jason and Audrey Reale and seven great-grandchildren. Her services were on May 27, in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.Burial was in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood. Contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury. MD 21802

Paul A. Hignutt, 79 Paul A. Hignutt of Bridgeville passed away on Monday, May 22, 2006, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 26, 1927 a son of Albert F. Hignutt and Mary E. Smith Hignutt. He had previously worked for Seaford Feed, Allen’s Grainery where he was a


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manager, and also for Allen’s Hatchery as a driver until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Post 6 American Legion in Seaford. He is survived by four nephews, Mark Hignutt and his wife Shirley, of Bridgeville, Norman Hignutt Jr., of Bridgeville, William Hignutt and his wife Sue, of Galestown, Paul Hignutt and his wife Yvonne, of Mullica Hill, N.J.; a niece, Kathleen Glancey and her husband Michael, of Collingdale, Pa., a sister-inlaw, Helen Hignutt of Laurel; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great-nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Hignutt, and two great-nephews, Timothy Goble and Perry Goble. His funeral service was on May 27, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with Joseph Lecates and Gene Miller officiating. Interment followed at Milford Community Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Norman Hignutt Jr., William Hignutt, Paul Hignutt, Donald Cubler, Michael Glancey, Bruce Galm, Gene Miller and Norman Hignutt, III.

Faith Ann Johnson Whaley, 62 Faith Ann Johnson Whaley of Blades, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at her residence. She was born in Blades, a daughter of Floyd Martin Johnson, Jr. and Jeanne Ewell Johnson of Blades. She was a clerk at Tull Brothers in Seaford before retiring on disability. She was a member of the Harley Davidson “HOG” Association. In addition to her father, she was also


preceded in death by her daughter, Kelly Dunning, and a brother, Marty Johnson, III. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by a brother, Gregory Johnson and his wife Sara of Blades; a sister, Mary Lee Adkins of Greenwood; a grandson, John Dunning, III of Blades; her companion George Truman Whaley, and nieces and nephews. Her service was on May 28, in WatsonYates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial will be in Blades Cemetery, Blades.

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Barbara Droke Bowman, 55 Barbara Droke Bowman of Federalsburg, Md. died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born in Beaumont, Texas, she was a daughter of Jesse James Droke of Corpus Christie, Texas and Goldie Page. Mrs. Bowman was a cashier at the Midway Slots in Harrington. She was predeceased by her mother. In addition to her father, she is also survived by a son, Jerome M. Slavinskas, III of Laurel; two daughters, Tracy L. Hopkins of Delmar, Del. and Sherry D. Palinkas of Macumgie, Pa.; two brothers, James R. Droke of Newark and Donald L. Droke of Dakota Falls, S.D.; a sister, Brenda D. Webb of Newark; four grandchildren, Hannah B. Palinkas, Zachariah S. Palinkas, Jerome M. Slavinskas, IV and Owen E. Hopkins. Her services were May 30, in WatsonYates Funeral Home, Seaford. The Rev. Doris Whaley officiated. Burial was in Spring Hill Memory Garden, Hebron, Md.

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cess. Having achieved his dream of financial success, he drove expensive cars and lived in luxurious homes. For years he accomplished great feats and set performance records in marketing and sales. Then one day, he was diagnosed with shingles — a deadly virus that attacked his nervous system. It was a life threatening situation for which there was no cure at the time. The doctors gave Nasir no hope, so in desperation he cried out to God and his life changed forever. The conference will take place at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on June 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. Phone 875-2915 for more information.

Drama, Book of Esther June 4

The event is being sponsored by the Country Music Association, Seaford chapter. The emcee will be Jennifer Burke of WOLC radio. Artists taking part include Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Laura Mitchell, Kathy Wright, “Revived” and C. Bud Scott. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. For more information, contact Jerry Jones at 629-9689.

Bill and Karen Itzel perform Grammy and Dove nominees Bill and Karen Itzel will be performing at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Bill and Karen Itzel are contemporary singers/songwriters. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2-mile north of Laurel on U.S. 13A. A love offering will be taken. For more information call 875-5380.

Messiash’s Vineyard Church, Laurel, will be performing the Book of Esther. The drama is entitled “Esther and the King.” Plan to attend on Sunday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. This account of the Book of Esther involves a beautiful young orphan girl who rises from obscurity to become queen. For details call 8754646.

Galestown summer hymn sing

Gospel concert for Senior Center

The United Fellowship Churches of The Lower Eastern Shore will have its 10th annual convention June 19-25 in Pocomoke, Md. at 403 Market St. Special events are planned each day during the convention. Phone 410-957-

There will be a gospel concert to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, June 24, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Galestown U.M. Church will have its annual summer hymn sing on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. with a buffet dinner in the community center following the event. Guest vocalists will be C. Bud Scott and Charlie Paparella. For more information, phone 1-410-883-2149.

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Lots of fresh basil is the secret to delicious, traditional vegetable soup There’s a lot of power in a caption. A good one grabs the eye and a great one compels the reader to read more. When I noticed the title over New York Time’s minimalist Mark Bittman’s article this week, I was hooked. “There’s Poetry in Fresh Basil,” it trumpeted — one of the basic tenets of my personal culinary philosophy. Bittman says that when learning to cook, fresh basil meant pesto and pesto meant pasta. He now knows that basil has further roles — including ice cream — and that pesto can be used for such things as a sauce for grilled food and as the base for salad dressing as well as for the traditional pasta. Yet — and here the connection to my soul is eerie— he returns again and again to tradition and one of his favorites: soupe au pistou. This is a Provencal creation that includes beans, vegetables and a strong pesto that produces a “gutsy, hearty soup.” Bittman extols the flexibility of this dish. “Make a vegetarian vegetable soup with beans and some pasta. Right before eating, stir in a load of strong pesto and grated Parmesan.” I fix Soupe au Pistou all winter and make life easier by using canned kidney or navy beans and frozen cut green beans, but it’s traditionally made in summer. One of my sweetest memories is of being with a group of good friends and preparing this

The Practical Gourmet pistou in the kitchen of a villa in Provence. Friends, France, summer and pistou — a heavenly tableau. Try some pistou now or when you want a taste of summer any time of the year. Quite some time ago I shared Julia Child’s recipe for this great dish. This is Mark Bittman’s take. Soupe au Pistou Serves 4 1 cup fresh shell beans (like cranberry or lima), soaked for a couple of hours in water to cover, or 1/2 cup dried beans, soaked overnight (or boiled for 2 minutes and soaked for 2 hours), drained. Or one 15 and 1/2-ounce can red kidney or navy beans, rinsed and drained). 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 small to medium zucchini, trimmed and

chopped 2 tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped 6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup small pasta like ditalini, or capellini broken into pieces Freshly grated Parmesan to taste Put beans, onion, carrots, celery and potatoes in a large saucepan with water to cover by at least 2 inches. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 to 60 minutes (dried beans will take longer to cook than fresh), adding a little more water if necessary. When beans are just about tender, add zucchini and tomatoes and simmer for another 20 minutes or so. (If using canned beans, don’t add them initially but wait and add them with the zucchini and tomatoes). Meanwhile, combine garlic, basil and olive oil in a food processor (or a mortar and pestle) until pasty; use a little more oil if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. (I often add a tablespoon of tomato paste to my pesto, especially when I can’t get fresh tomatoes). About 10 minutes before serving, add pasta to soup and cook until tender but not mushy; season again. Serve soup, passing pistou and Parmesan at the table.

Taste of Coastal Delaware and craft show set for this weekend The recipe is set for the Bay Forest Taste of Coastal Delaware scheduled for Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. The seventh annual event will be in a tented area at the Marketplace at Sea Colony, Rt. 1, Bethany Beach. Guests can sample food from 23 of the area’s chefs and restaurants, taste a variety of wines, beers and other beverages, and dance to live jazz with the Pam Miller Group. The Taste of Coastal Delaware is presented by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $30 in advance for adults ($35 at the door) and available at the South Coastal Library, the Parkway Restaurant, Sedona and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce office on Rt. 1, Fenwick Island. Tickets can be purchased online at Call 1800-962-SURF, or visit the Web site for more information. The second annual Seaside Craft Show will be Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. This event is presented by the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church will be performing the

Book of Esther. The drama is entitled

“Esther and the King” Sunday, June 4th at 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. This exhilarating account of the Book of Esther involves a beautiful young orphan girl who rises from obscurity to become queen. She even hides a secret that could be her demise. There is an ambitious villain whose passion is to destroy the innocent. The story line involves a power struggle, romantic love and a startling expose.

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Free bike helmets will be handed out Continuing the tradition of community involvement, Ocean Atlantic Agency in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation and Sussex Cyclists, is gearing up to host the fourth annual Use Your Head Bike Safety Fair. This free public event is scheduled for Monday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean Atlantic Agency sales office located at 330 Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach. OAA’s efforts to promote safe riding began in 2003 after staff noted a high number of workers traveling the area without helmets. A record number of serious bike accidents occurred that summer. In response, Ocean Atlantic Agency began handing out helmets in hopes of preventing more injuries. In 2004, the Delaware State Police, DelDOT and the Sussex Cyclists also held a bike safety event for seasonal workers as well as children and adults. The event grew in 2005 and joined

forces with OAA to further help riders cycle safely during the busy summer months. As a way to get even the smallest members of the community involved, a bike safety rodeo was added as a fun and interactive way for younger children to become accustomed to safe biking. The June 19 event will include free helmets, helmet fittings, bicycle safety tips and the bike rodeo for the kids. This year, the commitment to safe riding has expanded in many ways. Sussex Cyclists will take the safe cycling message on the road during July with a bicycle checkpoint program along Rt. 1. Volunteers from the cycling community along with Delaware State Police and DelDOT personnel will help riders by inspecting bikes, distributing helmets and other cycling safety items, and providing key information about biking safely in the area. For details,, contact Kent Hannaman, Ocean Atlantic Agency, at 227-6767 or 888-734-7399.

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Group reaches out to those with mental illness NAMI-DE wants to get word out about services to people in the western Sussex area By Ronald MacArthur The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI-DE) is making an effort to reach more people in the Sussex County area and make them aware of the services available to residents suffering from mental illnesses. NAMI-DE is a statewide organization of families, mental health consumers, friends and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by life-changing brain diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The organization achieves improvement by: • Providing support and coping strategies to families dealing with serious mental illness; • Promoting and delivering educational opportunities to improve the quality of life and to eliminate stigma; • Advocating to assure adequate in-patient and community-based mental health services for all Delawareans afflicted with serious mental illness. This continuum of advocacy takes place at three interdependent levels: Identifying and advocating for the needs of an individual, identifying and ad-

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vocating at the grass roots level for specific issues broadly impacting the organization’s stake holders and identifying and advocating for systemic improvements to the delivery of care and services. • Developing a variety of safe, affordable quality housing opportunities for persons with serious mental illness; • Supporting research to unlock the mysteries still surrounding these brain diseases. The county office in Rehoboth Beach (706 Rehoboth Ave.) provides several services including housing for residential living, support groups and courses, including NAMI CARE, for individuals suffering from mental illnesses and their families and advocacy on mental illness issues. Theresa (not her real name) said that NAMI has helped her to gain her life back. “I learned that I am not alone,” she said. “Without the services they provide I would have hidden in my house and been a loser. They helped me to gain back and build up my self-esteem. “I also met a lot of other people who

have the same problems I do,” she added. Theresa, who lives in Sussex County, said that the stigma attached to people with mental illnesses is a stumbling block to getting help. “The stigma is that this disability is so bad that people need to stay away from us, and that we can’t function. There is a lot of fear out there.” She said that people’s attitudes are false and that mental illness crosses all demographics. “There are a lot of career individuals suffering from mental illnesses who work at big companies. I’m a college graduate myself,” she added. Courses and support groups offered in Sussex County include the following: a 12-week Family to Family education course for family members and those with mental illnesses; an eight-week Vision to Tomorrow course for caregivers of children with mental illness; a nine-week Peer to Peer education course for those in recovery from a serious mental illness; the NAMI CARE (Consumers Advocating Recovery Through Empowerment) support group that meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 at the Rehoboth office; and the Dual Recovery Anonymous group for those with chemical and emotional illnesses meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Re-

hoboth office. For information about courses and programs offered by NAMI-DE, phone 2263334. Volunteers, staff and those afflicted with mental illness also participate in the In Your Own Voice outreach program. Theresa said that talks are given to school groups, police, etc. to “give them an insight about mental illness.” A quarterly NAMI-DE newsletter not only provides information about the organization, but it also offers updates on medical treatment, drugs, etc. related to mental illness. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks in NAMI and people can join the organization by making a donation from $5 to $500 and above. The organization is an endowed organization with the Delaware Community Foundation. NAMI also provides housing in a residential setting. Currently, there is a waiting list. Phone 302-0787, ext. 20 for more information. Theresa said that more people are speaking out to spread the word about NAMI. “There is tremendous support available,” she stated. “You can build your life again.”

Delaware Hospice honors volunteers during dinner Hundreds of volunteers were treated to dinner last week by Delaware Hospice during National Volunteer Recognition Week. Celebrations were held in Sussex, Kent and New Castle counties to honor Delaware Hospice volunteers throughout the state. Many individuals received awards for reaching five, 10, 15, and 20-year milestones in their service. Since its founding in 1982, Delaware Hospice volunteers performed an array of services. They help organize key fund raisers, such as the Festival of Trees, assist in the office by answering telephones and working on the computer. They support families emotionally with a quiet, compassionate presence at a bedside or practically by moving furniture or

repairing appliances. Delaware Hospice staff member, Bonnie Kennedy, said, “Our volunteers bring joy and create feelings of goodwill that help the rest of the team do their job.” More than 100 volunteers attended the volunteer recognition dinner in Sussex County at the Sussex Pines Country Club. Special awards were presented to Nancy Lingo, Dorothy Sapp and Grace Tonge, who have been volunteers for twenty years. Another 25 individuals received awards for five, 10, and 15 years of service as Festival of Trees volunteers, Camp New Hope counselors, patient and family supporters, bereavement team, and Transitions Program volunteers or office assistants.

Sussex Master Gardeners planning an open house The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, are hosting an open house at their demonstration garden. This special event entitled Day in the Garden is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden is located on Rt. 9, west of Georgetown, past the Sussex Tech High School. Meet the Master Gardeners and tour the demonstration garden with them. The garden is planted with annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, vegetables and shade-loving plants. There are containers, raised beds and water, bog and butterfly gardens.

The Master Gardeners will man information stations located throughout the garden. Learn about composting, lawns, proper techniques for taking a soil test, and the “Livable Delaware” program. If you have a plant with a problem, bring a sample to the plant clinic for identification and recommended remedies. Visit the vegetable garden, 1111:30 a.m. to sample some of the peas and lettuces growing there. Bring a brown bag lunch and eat in the shaded picnic grove. A “berry” dessert to be served 11:30 p.m. There is no rain date set. For more information contact Tracy Wootten at 856-7303, ext. 538; or Sharon Webb, ext. 540.

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Libraries introduce new on-line catalog High-tech service is available at all western Sussex libraries The Delaware Division of Libraries has celebrated the launch of the Delaware Library Catalog, a new resource that provides online access to collections at 28 public libraries in Delaware (including Seaford, Laurel, Greenwood, Delmar and Bridgeville). Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Secretary of State Harriet Smith Windsor and state librarian Annie Norman spoke at the event, which was attended by more than 100 community and business leaders, librarians, library staff members and volunteers. “The Delaware Division of Libraries (DDL) is devoted to improving library access statewide. The new Delaware Library Catalog reflects the wonderful spirit of collaboration between all of our Kent and Sussex County libraries, and provides Delawareans with an excellent resource that is at their fingertips whenever they turn on their computers,” said Norman. Easily accessed at from any computer with an Internet connection, the new catalog replaces Kent County’s KentNet and Sussex County’s Hollinet

with a single, improved and expanded catalog that features the collections of all public libraries in Kent and Sussex counties. It also includes four Delaware Technical and Community College libraries, Wesley College Library, Delaware Public Archives and additional resources made available through the Delaware Division of Libraries. The new catalog is user-friendly to help in the search and reserving of books and other materials online. Card-holders from any participating library can simply log on using their existing library card number and pin. (If you don’t know your pin, you can ask your librarian.) Participating libraries are also issuing the new Delaware Library Card, which can be used at any of the 28 libraries included in the catalog. Features of the new Delaware Library Catalog include: • A choice of English or Spanish versions. • The highest quality of catalog records, using OCLC catalog information. • A comprehensive searching tool that

Elder Info presenting program on living wills at center Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Highway (U.S.13), is offering a presentation on living wills and power of attorney. The presentation will be made by Elder Info at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6. For more information call the center at 302349-5237.

Elks looking for youngsters to send to summer camp The Seaford Elks Lodge is looking for campers to send to their state camp. The lodge covers Maryland, Delaware and the Washington, D.C. area. Parents with children ages 9 through 13 are invited to call Exalted Ruler Janice Cecil, at 875-3810. The weeks for boys are June 25, July 2, and July 9. The weeks for girls are July 16, 23, and 30. The camp week is Sunday to Saturday morning. There is no charge for the camp but the child must be in good health with verification by a doctor. The camp, sponsored by the Elks, is in Crownsville, Md. The children will be offered canoeing, archery, hiking, crafts, water sports and camp fires. They will have flag ceremonies and learn how to get along with other people. Each lodge must pay for a certain number of campers each year in order to do their part in supporting the organization.

Mrs. Delaware Pageant is taking place this Saturday The Mrs. Delaware United States Pageant is currently seeking delegates for its 2006 pageant. Siouxzan Moore, the president of Moore Pageant Productions, Inc., has been appointed to direct and produce this event. The pageant will be held on Saturday, June 3, in Middletown, at the Everett Theatre. The deadline to enter is approaching fast. Anyone wishing to receive an application should contact the pageant offices at 302-293-2055 or via email: Additional information can be found on the new website at


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Greenwood CHEER Center is celebrating its anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Center is celebrating its 32nd anniversary. The center, located at 12713 Sussex Highway, will be hosting a party and inviting everyone to celebrate with them on Tuesday, June 13. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a visit from the Long Neck CHEER Center, food and entertainment provided by Donnie Hopkins. The seafood salad is the entrée for lunch. For more information call 349-5237.

“Meet Your Realtor...” Mona Wright, REALTOR Office 629-4514, Ext. 236 • Direct 536-6016 Cell 302-228-5412 • Direct 302-536-6035 Mona Wright has been a REALTOR since 1991. She is a graduate of Laurel High School, is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a major in Home Economics. She enjoys working with people and helping them with their personal investments in Real Estate. With a professional background in home economics and family studies, Mona is a natural in matching family needs to selling and buying real estate in an ever changing market place. Her success in real estate can be attributed to her willingness to be available to other customers and clients and to keep them informed every step of the way from listing/sale to final settlement. Mona’s family moved to Laurel in 1960 from Massachusetts as her father was transferred to the now closed Seaford General Mills Plant. She is number six in a large family of seven girls. She has been married to Laurel native, Thomas Wright, for 39 years. Thomas is a retired teacher from the Seaford Middle School, a local farmer, and is also manager of the Laurel Auction Market. They have three grown daughters Carolyn, Katie and Marion. Carolyn is a research chemist and is married to Dr. Matthew Grady. The Grady’s have two children, Corin and Nolan and live in Philadelphia, PA. Katie is married to Joseph McAvoy, she has a background in accounting and now a stay-at-home mom. The McAvoy’s have two sons, Liam and Wyatt, and live in Baltimore, Md. Marion is a high school chemistry teacher and lives in Oxford, N.C,. Before having children Mona was a Social Worker with the State of Delaware. She was fortunate to b able to be a stay-at-home mom for most her children’s growing years. She has been a girl scout leader, a PTA president, a Laurel School Board member and past president, and is a charter member of the Laurel Historical Society, charter member of the Laurel Alumni Association and a past fund raiser chairperson. She is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. and is a member of the Sussex County Board of Realtors and the National Board of Realtors. Call Mona Wright for all your real estate needs. She will be happy to hear from you and will enthusiastically care for our personal real estate needs.

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LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing to afford interested parties of 15 Oak Street, Bridgeville, Delaware, an opportunity to show cause why the building investigated by the Dangerous Building Inspection Committee should not be declared to be a hazard to life and property and why it should not be ordered to be demolished. The Public Hearing is scheduled for the monthly Commission Meeting on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 6/1/2tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2006 in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE at 7:00 P.M. The Commission will receive comments on a conditional use request submitted by Gerry Royal to extend the hours of the day care/learning center located at 219 First Street, Bridgeville, Delaware to 24-hour operation. Written comments will be received by the Commission no later than June 16, 2006. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 6/1/2tc

BID NOTICE Sealed Bids, in duplication, will be received by the Town of Bridgeville, 101 North Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware 19933, for Phase II of the Miscellaneous Street & Curbing Improvements Project #06-PPROG-129. Bids will be accepted by the Town of Bridgeville until 4:00 p.m. on June 8, 2006, at which time they will be opened publicly and read aloud. Work includes: milling and overlay for portions of Maple Alley, Laws Street, Mechanic Street, Walnut Street, South Cannon Street and Delaware Avenue; curbing improvements for portions of Delaware Avenue, Laws Street and Market Street. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Davis, Bowen & Friedel,

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LEGAL NOTICE American Legion Home, Inc. T/A Laurel Post #19 have on May 15, 2006, applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner seeking a 3,920 square foot patio pavilion extension and a 40x300 square foot walkway between the main building and the pavilion. Licensee also request variances to allow a wet bar, paging system, external speakers or amplifier and live entertainment on licensed patio. Premise is located on Laurel-Millsboro Highway, Route 24, P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956. Persons who are against this application should provide written notice of their objections to the Commissioner. For the Commissioner to be required to hold a hearing to consider additional input from persons against the application the Commissioner must receive one or more documents containing a total of at least 10 signatures of residents or property owners located within one mile of the premises or in any incorporated areas located within one mile of the premise. The protest must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s office on or before June 20, 2006. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact the Commissioner’s office at (302) 577-5222. 5/25/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Kathleen V. Davidson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Kathleen V. Davidson who departed this life on the 9th See LEGALS—page 36

PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 35 day of May, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Charles Bruce Davidson on the 15th day of May, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 9th day of January, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Charles Bruce Davidson 3789 Catawba Valley Drive Salem, VA 24153 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/25/3tc

to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 28th day of November, A.D. 2006 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Faith Ann English 7083 Levin Dashiell Rd. Hebron, MD 21830 Hope Ann Whaley 28991 Discount Land Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. 109 S. Race St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 5/18/3tc

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE Estate of Mary Valliant Horsey, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mary Valliant Horsey who departed this life on the 28th day of March, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Faith Ann English, Hope Ann Whaley on the 3rd day of May, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required

The Mayor and Council of the Town of Laurel will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 5, 2006, beginning at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose for the public hearing is to present the Town of Laurel’s proposed FY2007 Budget. Citizens will be given an opportunity to comment, ask questions, etc. The public hearing will be held in the Mayor and Council Chambers, located at 201 Mechanic Street. 5/18/3tc

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Saturday June 3 rd , 2006 at 10 AM – Real Estate will be sold at noon 10070 Sharptown Rd. Mardela Springs, MD – Wicomico Tax Map 8 Parcels 7, 87 & 416

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Real Estate Auction – 3 BR, 1.5 BA Home & Contents in Seaford, DE Friday June 9 th , 2006 at 4 PM & Real Estate at 6 PM 221 Bradford Street, Seaford DE – Sussex Co. Dist. 5-31 Map 13.06 Parcel 216 Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate home in the City limits of Seaford Real Estate Preview: Saturday June 3 rd 2-4 PM Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Middleford Rd in Seaford (Next to Tru Blue), turn west onto Middleford Rd (Turns into High St.) and follow for 1.6 Miles to N. Bradford Rd. Right onto N. Bradford Rd & follow to the Home on the right. Signs posted. Description: Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA 1,277 Sq. Ft. home in a nice neighborhood in the City limits of Seaford, DE. Home is situated on a 50’ x 150’lot & features updated windows, some hardwood floors, screed porch, basement, oil heat & is on Town water & sewer. The property features frontage on a rear alley with a 1 car garage. The home is located near local shopping, school, dining & recreation areas. Don’t mill the chance to own this wonderful home. Glass & collectibles: Blue & Grey Stoneware Crock, Haviland Apple Blossom China Dinner Service, sterling silver, Victorian portrait plates, Lg. American Fostoria Service, Dinner set of Imperial china Whitney, Johnson Bros Fruit Sampler China, Silverplater flatware service, etched stemware, Shirley Temple mugs, ruby glassware, Hall teapots w/cream & sugar, pedestal cake plate, Northwood carnival, Pr. Victorian walnut oval frames, gilt mirror, umbrella stand, Ansonia porcelain clock, Pr. of amethyst lamps, amethyst glass, 4 oil lamps, finger lamp, milk glass scent bottles, Hubley bull dog doorstop, Pr. of walnut deep frames w/ original watercolors, lg. fashion print, cruets, Delaware glass, pitcher collection, china shoe collection, satin glass lamp, coo coo clock, watercolors, Fenton, Nippon, strawberry trays and much more. Furniture: Bagby 10 pc. Mah. dinning room suite w/shield back chairs, Seth Thomas grandmother clock, Pr. oval marble top tables, Eastlake settee and 2 matching chairs, Up. Rocking chair, Mah. lamp & coffee tables, Hickory 7 pc. Mah. bedroom suite & more. Tools: Seeder Fertilizer sprayer, tool chest, power tools, hand tools, McCulloch Leaf Blower, garden tools & more! Terms Real Estate: $7,500.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Co. makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION . Brokers must have clients 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. 3% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food by Millie’s. Personal Property Preview: 2 Hours prior to the Auction!

Real Estate Auction 3 BR, 1.5 BA Home & Contents in Laurel, DE Mrs. Annabelle Defelice is downsizing & Marshall Auctions is honored to sell her home.

Friday June 23rd, 2006 at 4 PM & Real Estate at 6 PM -10596 Georgetown Rd., Laurel, DE - Sussex Co. Dist. 2-32 Map12.00 Parcel 42 Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA Living Estate home on 1.19 Ac lot in Laurel, DE. Real Estate Preview: Tue. June 13th 6-7 PM & Sun. June 18th 2-4 PM

Public Real Estate Auction 2-3 BR, 1 BA Home on a corner lot in Bridgeville, DE Marshall Auctions is honored to sell for the Estate of Mabel Clifton of Bridgeville, DE.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006 at 10 AM & Real Estate sold at Noon -Home & Contents - 101 Jacobs Ave., Bridgeville, DE Real Estate Preview: Wed. June 14th 6-7 PM & Sat. June 17th 2-4 PM

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING AUCTIONS June 10th, 2006 - PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION - 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD - Glass/China/Furniture & more June 11th, 2006 - 10596 Center Dr., Ocean City, MD - 2 BR, 2 BA, 1,275 Sq. Ft. home in West O.C. on 2 lots with 2 EDU’s. June 16th, 2006 - 104 Bryan Ave., Berlin MD. - 3BR, 2 BA, 1,344 Sq. Ft. 1 story home built in 1973 on a 90’ x 142’ lot in Berlin June 17th, 2006 - PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION - 11912 St Martins Neck Rd, Bishopville MD-Estate of Casher Benson June 25th, 2006 - 9 Manito Dr., Cambridge, MD - Incredible 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2,277’ Waterfront home on the Choptank River

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Dirty necks and summertime went hand in hand The dirty sweat beads around my neck were thick enough to ONY INDSOR hang ornaments on and my feet were so dirty that it looked like I When we played outside was wearing socks. Such was my normal appearance as a child on we were not happy unless any day beyond the last day of school. we had rolled around on Once the summer set in, you the ground like somebody would find my brothers and me wearing stretch waist shorts and litwho was on fire. tle else. Mom and Dad made sure we sported crew cut haircuts so it dirt fell out to plant a row of corn. lessened the chance of our getting cootie Mom would sit there humiliated that bugs. I think the single most embarrassing anyone could see how nasty her young’uns points in my mother’s life were taking us were. But, there was little that could be young’uns to get haircuts at Ira Lowe’s done about it. When we played outside we Barber Shop on 4th Street. were not happy unless we had rolled We would sit up in the big cushioned around on the ground like somebody who barber chair and as Ira Lowe began trimming off the already scalp-close hair, Mom was on fire. What dirt we didn’t roll around in, we scooped up and chucked at would be the first one to spy the beads of one another. dirt and sweat that formed around our But, Ira Lowe never commented on necks. It looked more like we were wearhow dirty out heads were, he just shaved ing a string of charcoal around our neck. them and gave us a dime for our trouble. It As he brushed our hair, enough sand and was like we were selling our hair. I never



understood why this man would give us a dime when we got our haircut; especially when the haircut at the time probably only cost about 50 cents. I guess as children we did not comprehend what it meant to maintain some sense of personal hygiene. I suppose getting dirty is pretty normal for most young persons, but for us it was an understatement. We were not satisfied to simply be dirty — by day’s end we looked more like street urchins from the set of Oliver Twist than normal children. You know you are dirty when your mother has to actually hose you down outside before she will let you in come in the house to get cleaned up. We never wore shoes in the summertime and more often than not, the shorts we wore during the summer had been the long pants we wore during the fall and winter. There was no new wardrobe come summertime. I think if the shorts were too small we would just run around in our underwear. For footwear we were each assigned a pair of rubber flip-flops. Notice I did not

refer to this foot garment as sandals. These were flip-flops, so called because of the flip-flop action and noise that came as you walked down the street. I think Mom bought them at Grants or Silco and they were made so cheap that the only way she really could have gotten her money’s worth would be to have had them come with feet. Actually, I think Mom like them not only because they were a cheap, almost dispensable form of summer footwear, but also because they were so handy for whacking us when she did not have flyswatter or yardstick handy. All in all, summertime still sticks out in my mind as a time of non-stop action and outdoor fun that along with keeping us dirty kept us entertained. There were no video games, Internet or 100-channel television sets to keep us in the house. Come to think of it, maybe it would not be a bad idea to convince some of our young people today to put down the video games and computer controls and go outside and try on a dirty sweat bead necklace.


Super Soda Center is the scene of an attempted robbery An attempted armed robbery took place Thursday, May 25, at approximately 2:36 p.m., at the Super Soda Center in the 300 block of West Stein Highway. According to the Seaford Police Department, a man entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect eventually left the store without obtaining any property, police said. Police said that the suspect fled the area on foot, south on Hall Street. Seaford detectives responded along with Delaware State Police units to search for the suspect. The investigation is continuing. The suspect was described as a darkcomplexioned black male in his early 20s, approximately 5 feet 5 inches, with light facial hair and short cropped hair, wearing a black short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. The Seaford Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to call the Seaford Police Department at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved.

Bike hit-and-run killed man The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit and run bicycle crash that claimed the life of a 29-year-old Milford man. The crash occurred Monday at approximately 8:45 p.m., on Mosley Road just west of South Bowers Road. Russell C. Kennedy 3rd, 29, Milford, was riding his 10-speed bicycle west on Mosley Road. An unknown vehicle was traveling east on Mosley Road. According to police, the vehicle traveled across the center line and stuck the bicyclist head on. After impact, Kennedy was thrown from his bicycle and landed on the roadway. Police said that the unknown vehicle failed to remain at the scene and fled in an unknown direction. A passerby discovered the crash scene at approximately 8:50 p.m. Kennedy was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where he was pro-

nounced dead at 10:26 p.m. His bike was equipped with a small motor and both front and rear lights. Anyone with information about this crash may call Troop 3 at (302) 697-4454.

Man charged with trafficking The Delaware State Police Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Georgetown Police Department, arrested a Seaford man on drug and identity theft charges after allegedly locating cocaine and fraudulent forms of ID at his home. On Friday, May 26, at approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to the home of Osiel Sotelo-Cisneros, in the 8,000 block of Concord Road, to execute a search warrant. The search warrant was obtained as a result of an undercover investigation. According to police, upon searching the home, officers located approximately 14 grams of powder cocaine, a digital scale, $2,594, plastic baggies and a Puerto Rican birth certificate belonging to another man. Police said that this birth certificate was apparently used to obtain a Maryland driver’s license, Social Security card and voter registration that the suspect was using for his identity. Sotelo-Cisneros, 33, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, identity theft, three counts of possession of instruments facilitating identity theft, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, criminal impersonation, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement was notified of this arrest and have determined that Sotelo-Cisneros is in the country illegally following deportation. Sotelo-Cisneros was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $52,500 cash bond. A federal detainer has also been placed on Sotelo-Cisneros pending deportation.

Police say stolen car in crash Lincoln- Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that left a Milford man in critical condition. The crash occurred Sunday at 9:15 a.m. on N.

Old State Road south of Lincoln. A 1995 Mercury Sable operated by Matthew P. Gannon Jr., 21, of Milford, was traveling north on Sussex 213. Gannon lost control of the Sable and it traveled off the east edge of the roadway and rolled over. Gannon, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. He was flown to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical but stable condition with

head and internal injuries. Police said that the Sable was apparently stolen from a home located on S.E. Front Street in Milford. The crash occurred 10 minutes after police received a call from the owner’s son reporting that the car was stolen. A Milford police officer, who had responded to the area to look for the Sable, was first to arrive at the crash scene.

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Health Rare cases of mumps should not be a concern This is longer than most viral infections. Because it is mild, there is really not much of a reason to be concerned about the illness itself. However, we do know Recently, the childhood disease mumps that illness in adults can be more severe has made the headlines. We have been usthan illness in children. That is one of the ing mumps vaccine for many years so that reasons that outbreaks like the ones we are it is not seen very much any more. seeing sometimes worry people. We have been using a vaccine for One of the effects in adult males can be mumps for more than 25 years. It has been involvement of the testicles. This is a comgiven to all children since about 1979. It is mon occurrence in given in the form of adult males. Howevthe measles-mumpser, it rarely leads to One of the effects in adult males rubella (MMR) vacproblems with sterilican be involvement of the cine. Some children ty after the infection. received it prior to testicles. As with all disthat time. It was a eases, there are some single vaccine and very rare complications that we seldom not in combination. see. For example, pregnant women have a In 1968, there were more than 150,000 statistically higher rate of miscarriage in cases of mumps reported. In recent years the first three months of pregnancy. Howthat number has been fewer than 1,000. ever, there is no evidence that there is any Mumps has always been a relatively damage to infants who are carried to full mild disease. Most patients with it are sick term. for just a few days. It commonly causes There is no good evidence that new swelling of the salivary glands at the side cases represent a failure of the vaccine. of the face. We only treat symptoms. There is no good evidence that they repreThere is not a drug to use to treat it. It is sent loss of immunity. No vaccine we use caused by a virus. is 100 percent effective. That is the reason The virus is contained in saliva. It can that we give multiple doses. That gets us be spread one to two days before sympcloser to 100 percent protection. toms begin. It can also be found in saliva The estimate is that any vaccine is only for up to five days after symptoms begin. 95 to 99 percent effective. That means that The incubation period is 16 to 18 days. between one and five out of every 100 in-

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Mammography van coming to library The Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van is coming to Greenwood Public Library on Wednesday, June 14. Free mammograms will be given to women who have scheduled an appointment. Women interested in receiving a free mammogram must call 888-672-9647 before June 14 to schedule an appointment. No one will receive services without an

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Living wills seminar set at Greenwood CHEER The Greenwood CHEER Center, 12713 Sussex Highway, is offering a presentation on living wills and power of attorney Tuesday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.

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Brush burning ban coming soon to Sussex County Open burning restrictions in New Castle and Kent counties will be in effect from Thursday, June 1, to Thursday, Aug. 31, with open burning restricted to small fires for food preparation, ceremonial and recreational purposes. In advance of a regulatory change to include Sussex County in the summertime burn ban, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is asking Sussex residents to refrain from burn-

ing brush this summer. In April 2004, Sussex County, along with New Castle and Kent counties, was designated by the U.S. EPA as being in non-attainment of the 8hour ground-level ozone standard, based on high ozone readings at monitors within all three counties. As well as extending the burning restrictions to include Sussex County, DNREC is also considering the extension of the burning restrictions from May 1 to

Blood Bank appointments can be scheduled on Web In between e-mails, online shopping and Internet searches, Web browsers across Delmarva can now add another task simplified by technology – requesting a blood donation appointment. Blood Bank of Delmarva recently unveiled two new options on its Web site, Individuals can now request a blood donation appointment at the location, date and time that best suits their needs and/or they can complete a Blood Bank membership enrollment form. Blood Bank membership covers blood replacement fees whenever the member or the member’s dependents need blood transfusions. “Both processes take less than two minutes and are designed to help people keep blood donation at the top of their ‘to do’ lists,” said Robbie Tarpley Raffish,

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Laurel Star Sports Witzke delivers a double to lead Wildcats to playoff win By Mike McClure

Lauren Witzke- Delmar- Sr. 1st team All-Conference- Util.

Antwon Trimball- Laurel- Jr. 1st team All-Conference- OF

Amanda Horsey- Laurel- Jr. 1st team All-Conference- SS

Alison Bloodsworth- Delmar- Soph. 1st team All-Conference- Fwd.

Katie McMahon- Delmar- Soph. 1st team All-Conference- MF

Jeff Taylor- Laurel- Senior 1st team All-Conference- OF

The Delmar varsity softball team advanced to a second round matchup against Sussex Tech (see page 46) with a 4-3 win over St. Elizabeth last Wednesday in Delmar in the first round of the state tournament. Lauren Witzke made up for an error with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning for what turned out to be the game-winning run. “I said ‘a base hit scores two and I can do this’,” Witzke said of her sixth inning at bat. “I knew I had to redeem myself after costing us a run.” Delmar starting pitcher Brittney Ruark struck out a pair of Vikings in the top of the first before pitching out of a jam in the top of the second inning. St. Elizabeth pitcher Katie Cialini hit a leadoff single and moved up on a bunt over the infield by Rachel Painter. Both runners moved into scoring position on a sac bunt, but Ruark recorded her second strikeout of the inning to end the threat. St. Elizabeth got on the board in the third thanks to another bunt single, two Delmar errors, and a sacrifice fly which made it 2-0. Delmar took a page out of the Vikings book in the bottom of the fourth to knot the score at 2-2. Erin Tingle drew a leadoff walk and Lauren Ellis put down a push bunt past the right side of the infield and took second on the throw to third base. An errant pickoff throw to third allowed pinch runner Shannon Wilson to score. Ellis came home on a suicide squeeze play with Danielle Disharoon putting down a perfect bunt to plate the tying run. Delmar had an opportunity to do further damage in the inning as Disharoon reached first on the play before giving way to pinch runner Deneen Trader. Trad-

Delmar senior Lauren Witzke follows through on a swing during last week’s win over St. Elizabeth. Witzke went 3for-4 with a double and two RBIs including a two-run double to give Delmar the lead for good. Photo by Mike McClure

er moved to second on a sac bunt by Brooke Boothe. Brittany Lyons drew a walk before a wild pitch allowed both runners to move up, but Cialini induced an inning ending ground out. After Ruark worked a 1-2-3 fifth inning (striking out a pair), the Wildcats threatened again in the bottom of the inning. Witzke hit a leadoff single, Tingle was hit by a pitch, and Ellis moved them into scoring position with a ground out but they were left stranded. Continued on page 44

Delmar second baseman Mindi Wheatley prepares to apply the tag to a Viking runner on a pickoff play at first during the Wildcats’ home win last Wednesday in the first round of the state tournament. Photo by Mike McClure



Lyndsey Ellsworth- Tech- Sr. 1st team All-Conference- OF

Lauren Correll- Tech- Senior 1st team All-Conference- 4X800

Sydnee Yeary- Tech- Soph. 1st team All-Conference- Swpr

Brittany Joseph- Tech- Junior 1st team All-Conference- 2B

2006 Henlopen Conference spring all-conference teams The following are the local athletes who were named the 2006 Henlopen Conference spring all-conference teams: Baseball- Henlopen South- first team- Ryan Hastings, Seaford, pitcher; Trent Passwaters, Laurel, first base; Justin Bailey, Woodbridge, third base; Derrick Gibson, Seaford, shortstop; Antwon Trimball, Laurel, outfield; Jeff Taylor, Laurel, outfield; Matt Daudt, Seaford, DH Second team- Matt Campbell, Delmar, pitcher; Taylor Jones, Laurel, pitcher; Jordan Johnson, Delmar, catcher; Lance Kelley, Laurel, second base; David Pollitt, Delmar, outfield; Matt Bowman, Woodbridge, outfield; John Rutkowski, Woodbridge, outfield; Matt Dodson, Laurel, utility; Ryan Messick, Woodbridge,utility Honorable mention- Trey Alexander, Delmar, second base; Ethan Callaway, Laurel, catcher; Paul Widerman, Seaford, catcher; Derek Nennstiehl, Woodbridge, shortstop Henlopen North- second team- Zack Adkins, Sussex Tech, pitcher; George Godwin, Sussex Tech, outfield

Boys’ tennis- second team- Shane McLaughlin, Seaford, second singles; Josh Miller and Stephen Kieffer, Seaford, second doubles; coach of the year- Phil Burtelle, Seaford Girls’ soccer- first team- Jerilyn Idler, Woodbridge, forward; Regina Fiacco, Sussex Tech, forward; Sydnee Yeary, Sussex Tech, sweeper; Alison Bloodsworth, Delmar, forward; Lindsay James, Seaford, forward; Katie McMahon, Delmar, midfield; Kylee Rickards, Sussex Tech, midfield; Katie Nennstiehl, Sussex Tech, goalkeeper; coach of the year- Linda Budd, Delmar Second team- Lauren Magaha, Sussex Tech, forward; Arianna Cortez, Seaford, midfield; Rachel Hovermale, Woodbridge, forward; Erin Keenan, Delmar, defender; Kasie Price, Sussex Tech, midfield; Alicia Mills, Delmar, forward; Amanda Palmer, Sussex Tech, midfield; Bethany Callaway, Sussex Tech, defender Honorable mention- Autumn Fischer, Delmar, midfield; Nicole Mancini, Continued on page 46

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Kim Owens- Tech

Female Co-Athlete of the Week- Brittany Joseph- Tech

Raven pitcher Brittany Joseph worked six shutout innings in her Sussex Tech junior first baseman team’s win over Delmar in the state Kim Owens delivered a pair of clutch semifinals last weekend. Joseph struck two run singles with two outs in the out 10 and allowed four hits and one Ravens’ win over Delmar in the state walk in the win. She also had a hit and quarterfinals last Saturday. Owens also an RBI in the game. scored a pair of runs in the contest. Honorable mention- Brittney Ruark- Delmar; Lauren Witzke- Delmar; Lyndsey Ellsworth- Sussex Tech; Justin Savini- Delmarva Christian; Desmond Cephas- Sussex Tech


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Linda Budd- Delmar- coach Girls’ soccer coach of year


Henlopen Conference all-conference stats for Laurel, Delmar, Tech The following all-conference statistics were provided by Laurel, Delmar, and Sussex Tech spring sports coaches: First team softball- Brittney Ruark, Delmar- conference- 8-3, 65 innings, 108 strikeouts, 31 hits, 21 walks, 0.97 ERA; 11 for 29, .379, four doubles, nine runs, six RBIs Lauren Witzke, Delmar; conference- 19 for 46, .413, five doubles, 11 runs, 12 RBIs Erin Tingle, Delmar- conference- 16 for 38, .421, three doubles, 10 runs, eight RBIs Baseball- first team- Jeff Taylor, Laurel- conference- 13 for 32, .406, .625 on base percentage, 14 walks, .920 fielding percentage Antwon Trimball, Laurel- conference- 14 for 34, .412, two home runs, 13 RBIs, .903 fielding percentage Trent Passwaters, Laurel- conference- 16 for 37, .432, five doubles, .532 on base percentage, .903 fielding percentage Second team- Lance Kelley, Laurel- conference- 10 for 36, .278, seven RBIs, .972 fielding percentage Taylor Jones, Laurel- conference- 3-2, 5.05 ERA, 40 strikeouts; overall- 5-3, 4.11 ERA, 63 strikeouts Matt Dodson, Laurel- conference- .206, .914 fielding percenage; overall- .333, 3-5. 5.89 ERA, 50 strikeouts Honorable mention- Ethan Callaway, Laurel- conference- .250; overall- .367, 12 RBIs, eight assists Golf- first team- Clayton Bunting, Sussex Tech- 14 matches, average score 38.67, low 34 Jessie Kitchen, Sussex Tech- 14 matches, average score 40, low 34 Willie Thomas, Sussex Tech- eight matchs, average score 40.25, low 34

All-conference photos by Mike McClure, see list on page 42.

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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young Last week I listed all of the Delmar High Athletes that received awards at the 2006 sports banquet and the sports they participated in plus the “Gold Pass” recipients. However, the individual sports awards were not mentioned, so that is what I am going to do now. Football: MVP-Joe Holland and “Orange Helmet”- Justin Thomas; field hockey: MVP-Lauren Ellis; boys’ soccer: MVP-Seth Brittingham; boys’ cross country: Kevin Johnson; volleyball: MVP-Jennifer Spack; fall cheerleading: MVP-Shekita Vinson; winter cheerleading: MVP-Alicia Ward; boys’ basketball: MVP- Barry Bratten; girls’ basketball: MVP-Lauren Ellis; wrestling: MVP-Darren Collins; baseball: MVPJordan Johnson; and golf: MVP-Devon Scott. The Casey Lynch Memorial AwardKevin Forse and Citizen Athletes: female-Lauren Ellis and male-Blair Carey. There are four more awards to be made, the softball MVP and the girls’ soccer MVP because their seasons are not over yet, and Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards, both male and female, because they are voted on by their peers, and that has not been completed yet. Those names should be in next week’s column. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- The Wildcats only had two teams to make the state playoffs this spring, the softball team and the girls’ soccer team. The softball team was ranked fourth in the state with a 15-4 record; this ranking gave them a home game in the

first round. The soccer team was ranked 12th and met A.I. Dupont, the 5th ranked team on a neutral field (Dover). Both games were played last Wednesday. I attended the softball game, and although it wasn’t the best played game Delmar has played this year, they managed to win the game 5-4 on a two-run single by Lauren Witzke in the sixth inning. This was the third time they had either tied the game or come from behind to register the win. Brittney Ruark struck out 12 St. Elizabeth batters and only allowed one earned run. While both of these factors were important in the win, the thing that impressed me was that they never gave up when they fell behind but instead played as a team and fought and hustled their way back in the game. Mike McClure also covered the game, and I am sure he will have more details on the game. Their next game will be played over at the Georgetown Sports Complex Saturday, and their opponent is Sussex Tech (see story). As far as the soccer game up in Dover, Delmar was shut out by A. I. Dupont 3-0. However, Michelle Niblett, who has been on the coaching staff of nearly every one of Delmar High’s girls’ sports teams, said the girls had nothing to be ashamed of as the score was 1-0 at the half-time, and they fought them throughout the game, but lost to a better team. Congratulations on a good season, girls, anyway.

Delmar soccer, Laurel softball fall in state tournaments’ first round The Delmar girls’ soccer team fell to A.I. DuPont, 3-0, in the first round of the state tournament last Wednesday. The Laurel varsity softball team lost to McKean, 11-1, in the first round of the softball tournament, also on Wednesday.

Brittney Ruark reaches out and slaps an off speed pitch the other way during Wednesday’s first round state playoff win over St. Elizabeth. Ruark struck out 12 in seven innings for the victory on the mound for the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar softball continued Viking catcher Shannon Skomorucha led off the sixth inning with a walk and advanced to second and third on a pair of sac bunts before scoring on an errant throw to third by Witzke, making the score 3-2. In the bottom of the inning, Boothe drew a one out walk, Lindsay Lloyd was hit by a pitch, and Brittany Williams grounded out to move the runners to second and third. Up stepped Witzke with two away. The senior catcher delivered a two-run double to give Delmar the 4-3 lead going into the final inning. Ruark opened the inning with a strikeout on an off speed pitch and Ellis corralled a fly ball in center before a game ending ground out sealed the Wildcats’ round one win. “They’re a well coached team and they’re really fast. We knew that going into this game,” said Delmar head coach Paul Anthony. “Lauren Witzke came through with some key hits.” “It (the Vikings’ success with bunting and slap hitting) really surprised me. Our defense is very tight,” Witzke added. Ruark worked seven innings and allowed three runs (no earned runs) on four hits and struck out 12 for the win. Witzke went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Ellis betted 1-for-3 with a run, Disharoon drove in a run, and Boothe was 1-for-1 with a walk and a run. Anthony said he planned to use Ruark and Tingle on the mound but Tingle was sick. “That’s not a bad outing for her (Ru-

Delmar senior Brittany Williams fouls off a pitch during her team’s win over St. Elizabeth last Wednesday. Photo by Mike McClure

ark),” said Anthony. Delmar advanced to the second round of the tourney against a familiar opponent, Sussex Tech, which the Wildcats defeated at home during the regular season. Delmar had not faced St. Elizabeth during the season. “I think playing a fresh team is to our advantage because they’re not familiar with our pitching,” Anthony added. Delmar right fielder Lindsay Lloyd makes a grab as Wildcat center fielder Lauren Ellis backs her up during last W e d n e s d a y ’s win over St. Elizabeth in state tournament play. Photo by Mike McClure

SAFE- Delmar senior Lauren Ellis slides safely into home plate on a suicide squeeze bunt by Danielle Disharoon during the Wildcats’ 4-3 win over St. Elizabeth in the first round of the state softball tournament last week. Photo by Mike McClure


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Laurel Little League baseball, softball results (as of May 29) Major League- Orioles 9, Yankees 7- For the Orioles: Beau Warrington had a hit and two runs scored, Justin Metz added a walk and a run scored, Lucas Acosta had a hit and three runs scored, and Cody Tanner went 2-for-3 (including a double) and scored a run. Colby Daye had a walk and a run scored and Phillip Tonelli with drew a pair of walks and scored a run. Kendall Wooten pitched 3 and 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on three hits and seven walks, striking out 6. Cody Tanner pitched 2 and 1/3 innings giving up two runs on one hit with five strikeouts and two walks. For the Yankees: Bryce Bristow had a walk and a run scored; Jordan Bailey added a walk, a hit, and two runs scored; Kegan Yossick collected two hits and had a walk and two runs scored; and Bryan Mills had a walk, a hit, and a run scored. John Skinner drew two walks, Dillon Lewis had a walk and a run scored, and Martel Clarke added two walks and a run scored. Bristow pitched five innings, giving up four hits with seven strikeouts and five walks. Braves 15, Orioles 1- For the Braves: Trey Tyndall had a walk, a double and two runs; Paul Elliot collected three singles, drew a walk, and hit a three-run home run, scoring three times; and Andrew Davis added a hit, a walk, and scored three times. Zach Toadvine had a walk and three runs; Dillon Shockley doubled and scored three runs; Tre’ Elliot had a hit, three walks, and a run; Adam White drew three walks; Sean O’neal singled, walked and scored a run; and Josh Lecates singled and scored a run. Shockley pitched four and a third innings, giving up one run on two hits while walking four and striking out nine. Tyndall pitched the last two thirds of an inning, hitting a batter and striking out one to finish the game. For the Orioles: Beau Warrington hit a triple and a double and scored the only run for the Orioles, Justin Metz earned a walk, Colby Daye had a walk and a hit by a pitch to get on base twice, Chris Clementson also had a walk and was hit by a pitch, and Lucas Acosta walked. Daye pitched three and two thirds innings giving up four hits, walking five, and striking out two. Metz pitched two innings, giving up nine runs on six hits, walking five, and striking out three. Josh Wilkens pitched to the last two batters, walking one and getting the last out on a ground out. Daye had a nice catch on a line drive while pitching and Clementson had a nice catch on a long fly ball to left field and almost a catch on a long run for a short fly ball. Laurel and Delmar coaches are asked to send results to the Laurel Star at or 302-629-9243.

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Penninsula Athletic Christian Conference all-conference teams Below are the players chosen for the first and second team Peninsula Athletic Christian Conference All-Conference softball teams. First team: Kelsey Byrd, Holly Grove Christian School; Nicole Hill, Holly Grove Christian School; Kylie Mears, Holly Grove Christian School; Amber Insley, Holly Grove Christian School; Wendee Killmon, Greenwood Mennonite School; Hannah Rust, Greenwood Mennonite School; Charla Benton, Greenwood Mennonite School; Ashley Ivory, Greenwood Mennonite School; Jennifer Carr, Seaford Christian Academy; Jordan Phillips, Seaford Christian Academy; Miranda Conaway, Salisbury Christian School Second Team: Lauren Reddish, Salisbury Christian School; Jessica Gundry, Salisbury Christian School; Julia Carr, Seaford Christian Academy; Rachel Ebling, Seaford Christian Academy; Kara Wroten, Wesleyan Christian School; Natalie Burack, Wesleyan Christian School; Ashley James, Holly Grove Christian School; Erica Henderson, Holly Grove Christian School; Corey Green, Greenwood Mennonite School

Laurel Pop Warner League plans to celebrate 25th anniversary Laurel Pop Warner, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will hold a homecoming on Oct. 14. The league’s three football teams will play the Wicomico Panthers during the day and a dance will be held that night. The league is hoping to have players from each year present at the event. Former players, cheerleaders, and coaches with team pictures, rosters or records are asked to call league president Steve Gordy at 443-880-8266.

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Sussex Tech’s Kim Owens slides safely into third base on a double steal during her team’s win over Delmar in the state quarterfinals. Owens had a pair of two run singles to pace the Ravens. Photo by Mike McClure

Ravens jump out to an 8-0 lead in win over Wildcats By Mike McClure Things weren’t going the Wildcats’ way in the first two innings of Saturday’s state tournament quarterfinal game and the Sussex Tech Ravens took advantage of Delmar’s early miscues to take an 8-0 lead through two innings of play. Fifth seeded Sussex Tech went on to avenge a regular season loss to fourth seeded Delmar, 11-0, to advance to the semifinals against top seeded Caravel. “I think we were definitely motivated today. You could tell by our faces we were ready to go,” Sussex Tech’s Brittany Joseph said following Saturday’s win. “After we got that (8-0 lead) I kind of settled down and did my thing on the mound.” Joseph led off the first inning with a walk before stealing second. Bethany Pavlik walked before Kim Owens delivered a two-out single to score pinch runner Lauren Joseph and Pavlik. Melony Thompson walked and Owens and Thompson advanced on a double steal before a pair of Delmar errors allowed both runners to score. Delmar’s Brittney Ruark drew a one out walk in the bottom of the first. She advanced to second on wild pitch and went to third on a throw to first but was stranded on base. Ruark, who injured her fingers in practice and did not start the game on the mound, relieved Erin Tingle

in the top of the second but was again the Ravens put runs on the board. Sussex Tech’s Lyndsey Ellsworth singled and stole second, Rhonda Warrington walked, Hope Cornell was hit by a pitch and Owens hit another clutch two out single to plate a pair of runs. Cornell scored on a wild pitch and Owens came home when Ashlie Workman drew a walk with the bases loaded to make it 8-0. Joseph singled in the third but Ruark recorded a strikeout and caught a pop out before throwing to first to double up the runner who was on the move on a hit and run play. In the bottom of the inning, Brittany Williams reached on an infield single, Lauren Witzke hit a long fly to the track in center, and Ruark singled to put runners on second and third. Joseph recorded a strikeout and a ground out to leave two on base. Pavlik led off the fourth with a walk and advanced to third on a ground out. Ruark reaggravated her injured hand and had to leave the game, giving way to starter Erin Tingle. Pavlik scored on an error to give the Ravens a 9-0 lead. In the sixth, Kristen Burns walked and pinch runner Jenna Allen scored on a fielder’s choice. Cornell walked and scored on a wild pitch in the seventh as Sussex Tech won 11-0. “We had some good highs this season. It’s (Delmar-Sussex Tech) always a rival-

✳ JUNE 1- 7, 2006 ry,” said Delmar head coach Paul Anthony. “We couldn’t catch a break tonight.” “It was exciting. Delmar beat us in the regular season,” Kim Owens said. “Everybody was playing today. It was a total team effort.” Lauren Witzke doubled, Brittney Ruark went 1-for-1 with a walk, and Melanie Twilley and Brittany Williams each had a hit for Delmar. Brittany Joseph pitched six shutout innings before giving way to Brooke Tull in the seventh inning. Joseph allowed four hits and struck out 10 and also had a hit and an RBI at the plate. Owens went 2-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs and Burns, Ellsworth, and Warrington had one hit each. Sussex Tech used aggressive running on the base paths to help manufacture the early runs. “We practice that a lot. You take advantage of the bases and more than likely you’re going to get a run out of it,” said Brittany Joseph. “We planned to be aggressive on the bases. We’ve hit a lot of home runs this year so we haven’t had to use our running game this year,” Sussex Tech head coach John Marvel added. Joseph took the mound for the Ravens for the second time in two playoff games with Owens hampered by an injured back. According to Marvel, Owens is now healthy and will be available to pitch along with freshman Brooke Tull. Sussex Tech was scheduled to return to the Sports at the Beach complex to face Caravel in the semifinals on Wednesday night (see next week’s Star for coverage). Caravel has eliminated the Ravens from the state tournament each of the last three years. “We’re looking forward to it. Anytime you get a chance to play a great team in All-conference continued Laurel; Jordan Wills, Seaford, forward; Chelsea Collison, Woodbridge, defender; Keri Reibsome, Sussex Tech Girls’ tennis- first team- Laura Riddle, Seaford, first singles Boys’ track and field- first team- Andrew Townsend, Tom Ford, Ken McCallum, Dave Demarest, Sussex Tech, 4X800 relay; Desmond Cephas, Sussex Tech shot put; Brandon Krause, Sussex Tech, pole vault Second team- Derek Page, Seaford, high jump; Desmond Cephas, Sussex Tech, discus Girls’ track and field- first teamLauren Correll, Ellen Rowe, Lauren Peabody, Nicole Mahoney, Sussex Tech, 4X800 relay; Keosha Gibbs, Seaford, shot put; Keosha Gibbs, Seaford, discus Second team- Tiamia Black, Sussex Tech, 110 meter hurdles; Page Johnson, Seaford, pole vault; Alyssa Casey, Seaford, pole vault Golf- first team- Clayton Bunting, Sussex Tech; Jesse Kitchen, Sussex Tech; Willie Thomas, Sussex Tech; Second team- Devon Scott, Delmar; Honorable

Sussex Tech’s Lyndsey Ellsworth stands at the plate during her team’s win over Delmar in the state tournament semifinals last Saturday at the Sports at the Beach complex. The Ravens earned a rematch with upstate rival Caravel this Wednesday. Photo by Mike McClure

the state semifinal.. we will be here,” said Marvel. “It helps us when it comes to tournament time because there’s a lot of good games (against Henlopen Conference teams). “ mention- Brennan Ralph, Delmar; Scott Lee, Laurel; Cory Ewing, Seaford; Kyle Messick, Sussex Tech Lacrosse- first team- Ian Stewart, Sussex Tech, attack Second team- Joel Termotto, Sussex Tech, midfield; Mike Voss, Sussex Tech, defense; Tyler Humpton, Sussex Tech, goalkeeper Softball- first team- Brittney Ruark, Delmar, pitcher; Brittany Joseph, Sussex Tech, second base; Erin Tingle, Delmar, third base; Amanda Horsey, Laurel, shortstop; Bethany Pavlik, Sussex Tech, shortstop; Hope Cornell, Sussex Tech, outfield; Lyndsey Ellsworth, Sussex Tech, outfield; Lauren Witzke, Delmar, utility; Danielle Haldeman, Seaford, at large Second team- Ashlyn Booth, Laurel, catcher; Keri Bergh, Seaford, third base; Grace Reardon, Woodbridge, outfield; Miranda O’Neal, Laurel, outfield; Kim Owens, Sussex Tech, at large Honorable mention- Kristen Burns, Sussex Tech, catcher; Melanie Twilley, Delmar, first base; Miranda Dickerson, Laurel, first base; Heather Draper, Seaford, pitcher; Leah Bowman, Woodbridge, catcher

Local athletes place in top five at Spring Track Meet of Champions

Delmar’s Lindsey Lloyd sits on second base after a steal during last weekend’s quarterfinal loss to Sussex Tech. Photo by Mike McClure

The Meet of Champions track meet, which pits the top athletes from Divisions I and II against one another, took place last Wednesday at Caesar Rodney High School. The following local athletes placed in the top five: Girls- 100 meter hurdles- 4. Heather Solomon, Woodbridge, 16.99, 5. Jerilyn Idler, Woodbridge, 17.11; pole vault- 3t. Alyssa Casey, Seaford, 8’0”; shotput- 1. Keosha Gibbs, Seaford, 39’5”; discus- 2. Gibbs, Seaford, 110’6” Boys- high jump- 5. Derek Page, Seaford, 6’2”; pole vault- 1. Justin Savini, Delmarva Christian, 13’6”; 3. Brandon Krause, Sussex Tech, 13’0”; shotput- 1. Desmond Cephas, Sussex Tech, 52’0”


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2006 PACC All-Conference baseball teams are announced The following is the list of players named to the Peninsula Athletic Christian Conference (PACC) all-conference baseball teams: First team- Evan Thomas, Faith Baptist; Joe Lewis, Salisbury Christian; Jeremy Rose, Salisbury Christian; Ryan Meade, Salisbury Christian; Ward Kelley, Holly Grove; Joel Smith, Faith Baptist; Matthew Kelley, Holly Grove; John Crowley, Faith Baptist; T.J. Wisseman, Greenwood Mennonite; Jake Lee, Greenwood Mennonite; Joseph Martin, Faith Baptist Second team- Madison Warfel, Greenwood Mennonite; Kendall Landis, Greenwood Mennonite; Josh Gregory, Greenwood Mennonite; Dustin Mears, Holly Grove; Matt Huntington, Faith Baptist; Brian Laws, Wesleyan Christian; Ike Lewis, Salisbury Christian; Ryan Alexander, Salisbury Christian; Matt Moroghan, Wesleyan Christian)

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The Quick Chicks, a Senior Lo-Del Volleyball team, placed first in the Eastern Shore Senior Games Volleyball Tournament held at Salisbury University on May 6. The Quick Chicks were undefeated all day in the 60 and over age group, defeating the Lady Wonders from Wilmington in their championship match to win the gold. They are pictured (l to r): Back: Sue West, Bethany Beach; Helen Chenoweth, Millsboro; Margaret Whitelock, Millsboro; Willa Jones, Rehoboth; front: Judy Duerr, Millsboro; Mary Warren, Bethany Beach; Cindy Anderson, Rehoboth.


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Final local college spring sports 2006 statistics (as of May 30) Baseball- Nick Pegelow- Seaford- Salisbury University- 62-for-188, .330, 9 2B, 3 HR, 51 RBI Nick Dunk- Seaford- Salisbury University- 10-3, 17G, 15 GS, 2.70, 80 IP, 42 K Brandon Hopkins- Woodbridge- Wesley College-2-for-8, .250, 11 R, 2 RBIs John Passwaters- Woodbridge, Wesley College- 4-3, 12G, 9 GS, 4.71, 49.2 IP, 34 K, Greg Cathell- Delmar- UMES- 39-for155, .252, 4 2B, 19 RBI, 24 R Morgan Schirmer- Sussex Tech- UMES- 44-for-140, .314, 9 2B, 20 RBI, 22 R B.J. Jenkins- Seaford- Clark Atlanta University- no stats available Softball- Amber Vanderwende- Sussex Tech (Greenwood), Wesley College- 24for103, .233, 3 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI Daneille Shields- Sussex Tech (Laurel)- Shippensburg- 15-7, 27 GS, 1.29, 157.1 IP, 171 K, 37 BB Jen Hastings- Delmar- Towson University- 53-for-183, .290, 15 2B, 2 HR, 19 RBI, 26 R Track and field- Cristina Garmendia- Seaford, Washington University-St. Louistop times- 400 hurdles- 1:99.95 (4/7-8), triple jump- 10.57m (4/13) Rayna Horsey- Woodbridge, University of Delaware- 100 meters- 12.82 (4/15), 200- 26.14 (5/6), 400- 1:02.19 (5/6)

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ALUMNI HISTORY - Morris Harris, Laurel High School class of 1957, center, presents a volume of Laurel alumni history to Ed Ralph, class of 1951, president of the Laurel Library board of commissioners, and Norma Jean Fowler, director of adult services at the library. Harris, the alumni historian, compiled and donated 16 volumes of history of the Laurel Alumni Association. The volumes have been placed in the Delaware room, along with LHS yearbooks and a two-volume book about football great Ron Waller. Below, Harris, left, shows one of the volumes of Laurel High School Alumni history to Joe “Bulldog” Hitchens, class of 1941, during the ceremony at the library last week. Photo by Debbie Mitchell

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TEAM EFFORT - The yard of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club on Central Avenue has gotten an uplift. The Johnny Janosik family contributed trees, flowers, bushes and sod to landscape the front yard. The town’s department of public works has agreed to maintain the yard. From left: Mary Louise Janosik, Linda (Janosik) Christophel, Johnny Janosik, Lori Janosik-Morrison, club director Chris Otwell, public works staff members Debby Rachocki, Richard Tubbs and Leanne Foxwell and public works supervisor Steve Jones. Photo by Tony Windsor

ADVISORS - Pictured are a few of the members of the Laurel Local Advisory Council on Vocational Education at a recent meeting at the Laurel Dutch Inn. From left: Carol Scarfi, County Bank; Karen Parrott, agriscience teacher at LHS; Laura Sapovits, business and computers at LHS; Ernie Elsasser, retired horticulture teacher at Sussex Vo-Tech, and senior Karce Townsend, vice president Laurel Chapter FFA. Photo by Pat Murphy.

ALUMNI - The class of 1946 (left) was one of the honored classes at the recent annual dinner of the Laurel Alumni Association. Above, Marie Johnson Waller, class of 1930, was the oldest female graduate at the dinner. Photos by Debbie Mitchell.


Meadow in which to play is one of life’s blessings What is more joyous a sound than the laughter of young children? Nothing. Absolutely nothing in this world. In the more than 50 years that Chuck and I have lived in our home on the outskirts of Laurel, the sound of children at play and their innocent laughter as they enjoyed the wonders of the outdoors, has reverberated throughout the meadow, along the stream and in the shade and dappled sunlight of the partially wooded area that runs along one side of our property. While we are not that far from the town limits of Laurel, the meadow and all that it encompasses is a world of quiet, perfect for exploring nature at its finest and entering one’s own peaceful world. When we moved here all those years ago, the stream was cluttered with growth and the wooded area was filled with trash and discarded wire, bottles and a miscellaneous assortment of junk that required many trips to the landfill. There was considerable trash growth of a wide variety of weeds, young saplings that were fighting for sunlight so that they could grow tall and strong. Chuck was working rotating shifts at Seaford’s DuPont Nylon Plant, our three offspring were preschoolers, and our lives were very full as we settled into our new home. Every extra minute he had was spent in the area we have always referred to as “the meadow.” Chuck’s family, both maternal and paternal, were all farmers and had been since time immemorial. So, it was natural for him to enjoy clearing the land. He worked diligently at removing the trash that had been dumped, uprooting trash weeds and undergrowth, cleaning out the stream and removing the growth on either side. We moved into our new home at Thanksgiving and by spring of the next year, he had made unbelievable progress in getting a semblance of order in the meadow. The cleaning process took several years. As soon as our children became toddlers they would go down to the meadow and help in whatever way they could by pulling weeds and putting trash growth in huge piles of brush. They spent hours and hours in the meadow, sometimes getting too close to the stream edge and falling in the cold water. In the summer they spent hours of

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Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton their time splashing in the stream, catching frogs, evading little snakes, picking the blackberries that in those days grew from bushes on Mr. Carey’s property and hung over the stream each summer. They also gathered fox grapes from vines that hung down from large trees in the area owned by Mr. Jim and Miss Mary Cordrey. Chuck even taught them how to swing out from the top of the hill near the chicken houses into the cleared area near the larger trees. As they would swing, the sounds of laughter would fill the air. Their young friends, and even some older parents, took a swing on those old vines, and laughter was everywhere. “The meadow” has always been a classroom of sorts, as well as a place to spend hours and hours exploring the wonders of nature, enjoying a picnic lunch, falling in the stream, building camps to spend a summer night, in what to a young child seemed like a forest. On a recent Sunday afternoon, two of my great-nephews, Jessie and J.J. Sechrist, from North East, Md., came downstate to visit us, along with their mom, Tracey, and their grandfather, Ray (my brother), who was visiting from Las Vegas. As soon as we arrived home from church, the boys headed for the meadow and the stream. Since it was a beautiful spring day, we could hear their laughter as they found a snake, tried to catch some spring frogs and other little swimming critters, found and dissected a dead bird and entered the world of imagination that only young children know about. The sound of their young voices and their reciting of what they had found brought back happy memories to our two grown sons who were here for the day and dinner. Laughter filled the porch as we each related tales of meadow experiences. What a glorious day it was. We all are truly blessed.

Congratulations to Morris Harris who has done an absolutely fantastic job as historian for the Laurel Alumni Association in his few years of obtaining very relevant materials for this group, the display of which was opened on Tuesday, May 23, at the new Laurel library. This is a permanent display to be found on the second floor and a “must see” for everyone. On Sunday, May 21, Joanne Fletcher hosted a birthday dinner for her father, Albert Krewatch, at the Methodist Manor house in Seaford where he now resides. Mr. Krewatch was 102 years old and attended the alumni dinners until he was no longer able to do so. The party included his family members and was quite a milestone for this “young” gentleman. An interesting note here, Mr. Krewatch has, I am told, two brothers, one of whom is 98 years and the other is 96. Good genes in that family! Lisa Alvarez of Greenwood, S.C., was a recent visitor for a few days to the home of her parents, Frank and Carolyn Calio. While here she attended a going away party for her friend Gail Longo in Seaford. While Lisa was visiting along came her sister, Angie Calio, from Chesapeake, Va. Angie enjoyed the family gatherings and stayed a bit longer than Lisa. The Laurel ladies in red (hats, that is), the Lunch Bunch, have announced their June activities. On June 5 they will embark for a short trip on the Cape May Lewes Ferry for a lunch date across the bay with hostess for the day, Marilyn Lagowski. Their monthly breakfast will be held at the Dutch Inn on Saturday, June 10. Birthday “gals” for the month are Sara Ellis and MaryAnn Smulsk. Taking a short spring vacation recently with their parents, Ned and Norma Jean Fowler, were Eva, from Washington, D.C.,

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Because of staff and volunteers, library is a tremendous place “We can have the best library in the state but without staff we are AT URPHY nothing,” said library board president Ed Ralph at the weekend The library has always opening of the new Laurel Library had good dedicated to an appreciative audience of conpeople involved with it, tributors and well wishers. I have to agree with Ed and it’s a total including the workers and team effort that got Laurel perhaps the many volunteers, not the nicest library in the state. to mention the best At the risk of leaving someone librarians around. out, as Ed said in his address, I will mention a few of those involved had to leave when her husband was transwith this tremendous place. ferred on his job. Did her association with Ed Ralph would be a good place to start. As Don Dykes, a board member said, the library end there? No, Tamatha came back when she could to steer the progress, looking out the window of the Bank of traded e-mails with assistant librarian Delmarva you saw Ed on the scene of the Mary Brittingham, and stayed interested library daily, checking progress and enlong after she left. couraging those who were involved with Of course Tamatha was there over the the addition. The library has always had good dedicated people involved with it, in- opening weekend. “You cannot find dedication like that anywhere,” said Ed Ralph. cluding the workers and the many volunSaid a beaming Tamatha, “Look at the teers, not to mention the best librarians library that little Laurel built.” around. There also was former librarian Beth Tamatha Lambert, our former librarian,



Strange Kidwell, happy as a lark, returning to former surroundings from McLean, Va. Beth with much emotion can tell you what Laurel meant to her and in coming back, she along with Christen Gamer Baker tell of the great leadership at our library over the years. Ed was happy to report that the library was completed under budget, thanks to architects and builders, Gene and Larry McCool. The state of Delaware matches construction funds 50-50 for communities such as Laurel and John Fillows, of the state library commission, said, “This only happens when a community comes together. It does not happen in most communities.” I could go on and on to tell you of Mary Brittingham getting a standing ovation for her dedication and about the great work of the library’s friends group, but by now I hope you get the idea. This is a Laurel showplace and be very proud of what we have. There is a book in the children’s room called “Are We There Yet?”, a question

asked by generations of kids on family trips. For the Laurel Library the answer is yes, we are there now! Visit your library! Delmar has its big day with Day in the Park this Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the park on State Street. Last year, there was much food and great entertainment for all. This is the 30th year for the event and I encourage you to join in the fun. You might find a bargain at a flea market table — who knows? Well now, here I am back after 10 days in Ireland. You say you never missed me? Too bad, because I missed everyone. But what a great time! Doug and Edna Mae Marvil accompanied us, or we accompanied them, whichever you prefer, and it was a fast-paced trip. We kissed the Blarney Stone so look out — we are full of eloquence now! You can take that where you wish, but next week I will get back to the goings on. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

Look for these attractions at the Laurel Fourth of July celebration Jerry Jones Ministries Jerry Jones, a native Marylander now living in Seaford, is fairly new to Country Gospel music, and a new Christian. Jerry sang for the world most of his life, but at the age of 56, just three years ago, gave his heart to God and now uses his voice only for Him. Since his salvation he has experienced a tremendous growth in his music that he credits to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In August of 2004, Jerry was awarded “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” for the Eastern United States by the Country Gospel Music Association. He was also nominated for International Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year in Branson, Mo., in October of 2004. In 2005, he was again awarded “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” for the Eastern United States, which includes 30 states, and went on to receive the award of International “Songwriter of the Year” in Branson, in October, where he also sang at the “Branson Mall Theatre.” He has shared his songs on the television show, “Music City Gospel Showcase,” out of Nashville, where he was nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and also on the “Gospel Music Television Network” in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Jerry’s song “Calvary” entered the Country Gospel Chart at number 24 in March of 2005, and climbed to number four in May. He just released another of his songs, “Thank You God,” to radio and has plans for more travel. Jerry never had the ability write songs until he gave his heart to God, and has now written 14 Gospel songs. God has definitely put an anointing on his music. Jerry and his wife, Jeannie, were appointed directors of the Seaford chapter of the “Country Gospel Music Association” last year. This chapter covers the Delmarva Peninsula. The chapter is a tool to encourage Gospel singers and to give them a chance to share their musical gifts to bless

others at bi-monthly “Jamborees” held in the area. Jeannie also manages their ministry. They have been married 26 years. She had received salvation when they met 27 years ago and has prayed for Jerry’s salvation all of their married life. Jerry is working on his sixth CD. God has blessed Jerry and Jeannie with kind and loving people who have stood by them to see to it that His work is carried out. They give God all the Glory.

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Punch & Judy Show His name is Professor Horn and his family puppet show has been a Maryland legend since 1897. Now in its third generation, Professor Horn is happy to continue this wonderful tradition of presenting America’s funniest puppet show. Authentic Punch & Judy shows are a real treat because they’re such a rarity in the U.S. And, that’s just one reason why the Professor Horn program never fails to amuse children and the young at heart. The Punch & Judy Puppet and streetorgan program is structured to provide numerous 20-minute puppet shows throughout the day in order to accommodate roving audiences. With an ornate Victorian stage and 10 carved wooden puppets from England, painstakingly hand-painted and beautifully costumed, this uproariously funny puppet show is truly one of the few acts in show business that exceeds expectations.

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Brett Stephen Roach

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Brett Stephen Roach was born May 2, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. His parents are Beth and Steve Roach of Laurel. His maternal grandparents are Paul and Doris Gilmore of Seaford and his paternal grandparents are Steve and Louise Roach of Laurel. He was welcomed home by his brother and sister, Troy and Hayley.

Staff Sgt. Cody Sowinski of Seaford graduated from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., on April 21. Sowinski is now a member of the Green Berets. He distinguished himself by being named to the commandant’s list, a recognition given to the top 10 percent of the graduating class. The Special Forces Green Beret course is one of the most difficult in the U.S. Army, both Physically and mentally. Sowinski is a 6-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He is a member of Seaford Post 6, American Legion. He is the son of Matthew and Marie Sowinski of Seaford.

Owens family welcomes Paige Paige Rose Owens was born at 10:50 p.m. on April 3, 2006, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 and 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Dean M. Owens (formerly of Laurel) and Elisa Maschi. Her maternal grandparents are Ron and Nancy Maschi of West Hartford, Conn. Her paternal grandparents are Claude and Mary Jane Unglesbee of Salisbury, Md., and E. Roy and Marlene Owens of Chestertown, Md. Other Delaware relatives include Edward and Kathy Owens of Laurel, Edward H. Owens of Seaford and Pete and Katherine Henry of Laurel.

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Kirby and Coladonato are married St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was the setting at noon on Sunday, May 28, for the nuptials of the Rev. Jeanne Wise Kirby, rector of St. Luke’s, and Joseph Paul Coladonato, M.D. The Rev. Albert Fitz-Randolph Peters officiated at the marriage cer-

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The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club had its annual banquet at the Baywood Country Club House last Friday evening. This year’s event honored Lillian Martin, the club founder. Co-chairs Gale White and Elaine Lupinetti planned this gala attended by over 160 members, their husbands, friends and state and local dignitaries. The evening was made livelier by a Chinese auction, a live auction led by Dave Wilson and songs by the club singers, Sounds of the GOP. The proceeds from the banquet each year are donated to local Sussex County candidates in the fall elections. Some of the candidates who attended were state auditor Tom Wagner, Ferris Wharton, candidate for state attorney gen-

eral, Dan Short, running in the 39th District, and Sheriff Robert Reed. Other candidates attending were State representatives Ben Ewing, George Carey and Gerald Hocker, recorder of deeds John Brady and county councilmen George Cole and Vance Phillips. Not in this year’s running but attending was clerk of the peace George Parish. The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club holds this event each May. The club also meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday. The next monthly meeting will be June 28 at Sussex Pines Country Club. After the June meeting the next meeting will be in September. For more information see the Web site at or call club president Suzanne Sams at 945-2586 or vice president Pam Walpole, 644-3629.

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Letters Fallon thanks all I want to say thank you to all, in a plain and simple way, for such a wonderful evening Saturday night. I knew that a celebration was planned, but not anything so big or so elaborate. I was touched that my sons, and other members of the family were there, to share the evening. However, I consider all the people in the district to be like “family.” And yes, as I was reminded on Saturday night, many of you really were my students. I thank the Lord for each day that I have. I thank the Lord for giving me such friends as you. Each and every one of you is special to me. I used to tell my sons, and my students, for that matter, that you should always say “thank you” when someone gives you a gift. Well, I need to do the same thing. Thanks to all. Rep. Tina Fallon

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 Cory and Rick were protecting us from the same people who gleefully terrorized this country on Sept. 11, 2001. Thank you Cory and Rick! Mr. & Mrs. Ross Hildebrand

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I am writing to express our thanks and condolences to the families of Corporals Cory Palmer and Rick James. These young men are true heroes and we will forever be ingratiated to them. They made the ultimate sacrifice for each and everyone of us. It doesn’t matter whether you support the war or the president. As Americans we must support our troops and their families. Every freedom that we enjoy was fought for by our military. The word sacrifice does not begin to define the life of a soldier. They leave behind their families to live in the most horrible conditions we could imagine. They endure boredom, loneliness and all the time there are those who would like nothing more than to see their lives ended.

On June 30, less than two months away, the current session of the Delaware Senate will end and with it, House Bill 170. This bill would give Sussex County two at-large council members. We just need to persuade Sen. Thurman Adams to release House Bill 170 for a vote by the full Senate. But time is running out. David Jaeger Selbyville

Quiet procession The solemn hush that fell over Cannon Street in Seaford as mourners for Cpl. Cory Palmer walked from St. John’s Church to the fire hall spoke louder than the shouts of hate. Pat Wheedelton Seaford

Pride assembly at SHS All of Seaford would have been proud if they had attended the Seaford High School “Pride” assembly last Friday afternoon. During the assembly, the principal called for all to stand and to observe a moment of silence for our three fallen heroes. They all did and that was the only quiet moment of the afternoon. After the moment of silence, the students broke out in a spontaneous applause. I was there and I am proud of our high school students. Jack Wilson, Substitute teacher, Seaford

Kansans not part of Westboro Baptist Church It was with much sadness (and disgust) that I discovered your town has been infected by the Westboro Baptist Church. It’s a shame that the first impression that many in your town have of Kansas is of this band of moral reprobates. Please know that most Kansans find Fred Phelps and his gang an embarassment. We suffer a collective gut-clench every time we discover he’s polluted yet another town with his repugnant message, knowing that many might consider his beliefs to be shared by the rest of us. Nothing could be further from the truth. There’s a reason that Westborough Baptist Church is so small. It’s made up mostly of one misguided family — the Phelpses themselves. Most outsiders find them repulsive. Kansans, as a whole, are a wonderfully giving, loving and temperate people. Regardless of our politics, we have a deep respect for the military and the sacrifices made by our many brave men and women in combat. As a parent, I cannot imagine

losing my child. For any parent to suffer such an enormous loss is unbearable. To further have their grief violated in this manner is an outrage. Please know that the majority of us in Kansas are praying for the families of these two fallen heroes, and the pride we feel in your soldiers is matched only by the shame we feel for being unwittingly associated with such an offensive group of people. Gina Greenway Wichita, Kansas

Physical confrontation was to be expected I am so sorry that your community has had the experience of having to endure the recent protest that those from outside your community have visited upon you. I am extremely saddened to know that some members of the bereaved have been arrested for their response to the protests. It seems to me that a funeral is a lawful and peaceful assembly, and that anyone who would come to such an assembly, with action likely to inflame the passion and evoke a violent response of another, is guilty of disturbing the peace. Several years ago, a person burned the American flag in a public place citing his first amendment right to freedom of speech. As a result of that act, he was punched in the face, and the person who punched the flag burning person, was arrested and charged. As the matter wound its way before a judge, the judge ruled that the punch in the nose was a likewise exercise of the first amendment, albeit an unpleasant one, and that the person who passionately expressed himself by burning the flag, should have an-

ticipated an equally passionate response, and thereby the scales of justice were balanced. We all would rather not see such things happen at all. However, those who have chosen to demonstrate in such a manner surely realize that their vulgar choice of expression is controversial, reprehensible, and unsavory. They surely cannot anticipate anything other than a negative response for their actions and are therefore liable for their own misfortune in the form of a physical confrontation. I certainly look to Seaford for a Solomon like resolution to this very contemptible protest of those who have paid the ultimate price in service to this nation, and I am very sorry the survivors and friends of this Marine have had to experience this indignity. But Seaford is not alone in this regard. This group has done this before, and legislation is already passing through the people’s chamber that will address this deplorable and disingenuous use of the Constitution. It also seems to me that the premise of this group’s position will not garner the public reporting they seek nor stand on its merit alone, and that is why they have chosen to bring their offcolor protest to such a time and place as they have, the laying down of a fallen American. Regardless of what honest disagreements we may have regarding the war in Iraq, let us agree that a funeral dirge is sacrosanct, and that there is no good reason to violate that right, to expect decency, respect and deference for the loss of another, in the manner in which this one was violated? I can’t forgive them. Maybe the good Lord can? Stewart Resmer Santa Monica, Calif.

Plug-in hybrid drive train alternative coming of age I have written previously about our energy crisis, and particularly about the role that highway gasoline consumption plays (guest columns in the Seaford Star, April 13 and May 11, 2006). U.S. transportation alone consumes 36 percent more petroleum than our total foreign oil imports. If we can cut our transportation fuel consumption in half, we cut our foreign oil imports to onethird, thus smothering the threat of an oil boycott from unfriendly exporters. I am aware of only one development that has the demonstration and the technology to reach at least the one-half consumption

GUEST COLUMN goal in the next 15 to 20 years. It is the plug-in hybrid drive train, and it would have to be installed on 60 percent or more of all the vehicles on the road by the end of that period. So, where are we? The Associated Press (Ken Thomas) published nationally an article on plug-in hybrids touting its virtues but also noting the reluctance of major car manufacturers to commit substantial resources to this new concept.

A major stumbling block is the battery pack: its cost, its size and its weight. There are two non-profit organizations publicizing plug-in hybrid virtues and seeking “soft” commitments (I promise to buy a plug-in hybrid next time, if offered) to prove that a viable market awaits action by manufacturers — and www.ei2025. org. Our government has provided some incentive toward battery development, which is good. They could provide much more encouragement. Over the years California college kids have built 10 plug-in

hybrid demonstrators (U of C Davis, Dr. A.A. Frank, supervisor), sized from two-seater sports to a Chevy Suburban. They cut comparative fuel consumption two to three times. They can go 60 miles on batteries alone. Similar good work is active at San Diego State and U of C Berkeley. A number of Toyota Prius hybrids, on the West Coast and in Great Britain are being converted to plug-in hybrids as an aftermarket operation. DaimlerChrysler is producing 100 plug-in hybrid vans for sale in the U.S. to be used for evalua-

tion and demonstration. Here we have a well demonstrated, short-term solution to our country’s energy crisis. The route to success has been well paved by the demonstrations noted above. Congress needs to re-examine its funding of hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and ethanol as a function of their probable impact, and re-invest in purchaser rebates and manufacturer incentives to make it attractive for major auto manufacturers to commit to at least one line of plug-in hybrids — the one sure solution to a big piece of our energy crisis.


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Gasoline prices are the function of global factors By State Rep. Ben Ewing (R) Bridgeville

Delawareans, like everyone else in the nation, have recently been feeling the pinch of higher energy prices. Nowhere is this more noticeable than at the gas pump. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the nationwide average for all types of gasoline as of May 1 was $2.97. While no one likes paying higher prices, there is very little that we can do about reversing this situation in the near future. This is especially true at the state level. Speaker of the House Terry Spence recently proposed suspending Delaware’s motor fuel tax (23 cents per gallon on gasoline and 22 cents per gallon on diesel) for June, July, August and September. This is the only impact our state government has on gasoline prices. But, while it may not be a bad idea, it would only be temporary. The revenue from this tax is earmarked for our road projects and we can’t afford to do without these funds for more than a few months. Gasoline prices are largely determined by global supply and demand for crude oil. About half the price of a gallon of gasoline is based on how much a barrel of crude costs. In fact, on a national basis, the cost of a gallon of gasoline breaks down in the following way: 55 percent (crude oil); 22 percent (refining); four percent (distribution, marketing and storage); and 19 percent (taxes). Currently, crude oil is selling for more than $70 a barrel. According to the EIA, crude oil prices have almost doubled over the last two years. Despite the higher prices, world consumption rose by 3.8 million barrels per day over the same period. World demand is increasing, in part, because the economies of India and China are quickly expanding. The growth in these two countries — constituting about 40 percent of the world’s population — has driven up the global prices of many commodities, including oil. Although many Americans don’t realize it, the United States

GUEST COLUMN is surprisingly rich in oil. The U.S. is the second-leading producer of crude oil, behind only Saudia Arabia. Unfortunately, we are also the leading consumer and importer of crude oil. Federal statistics for 2005 indicate that our domestic production of crude oil was 8.25 million barrels per day. At the same time, our daily demand for crude was 20.66 million barrels. This is a historic trend that isn’t likely to reverse itself. U.S. domestic oil production peaked in 1970 at 9.4 million barrels per day. In 1993, the U.S. hit a milestone, importing more oil and refined products from other countries than it produced Last year, that proportion stood at roughly 60 percent. Combined with the high world demand for crude is the unfortunate reality that many oil-producing nations are threatened by war and/or political instability This uncertainty creates speculation that further drives up the price. Additionally, our own refining capacity is fully utilized in this country. Should any large refinery suffer a problem that requires a break in operations, there is no surplus that can be tapped to pick up the slack. This is one of the reasons why prices spiked in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which forced a couple of large Gulf Coast refineries to shut down for repairs last fall. Further complicating the situation is that environmental regulations force refiners to create approximately 55 different formulations of gasoline. Each of these mixes is chemically designed to be the cleanest burning fuel for the conditions in a specific area of the country. While well-intentioned, this slows production, reduces flexibility, complicates shipping and storage and increases costs. There are a host of technologies that hold the promise of replacing oil as our primary transportation fuel, but it will likely take decades for any new standard to be implemented to the point where it’ll make a significant impact on oil demand. The

U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that American demand for petroleum products is projected to increase by more than 30 percent in the next 24 years. At the same time, world production appears to be topping out and emerging markets are adding to world demand. We can no longer afford the luxury of fighting with one arm tied behind our backs. There are some things we can do that will help. One is to expand domestic production. For many years, federal policies and opposition from special interest groups have effectively discouraged U.S. oil production. The decades-long controversy over tapping huge quantities of oil known to exist under the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is a good example. The U.S. Geological Survey

estimates there are 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable crude at the site. Their most optimistic projection is that nearly 12 billion barrels lie beneath ANWR. To date, none of this oil has been pumped to help U.S. consumers. In addition, thousands of miles of off-shore coastal territory and huge tracts of federal lands remain off-limits to energy exploration and development. Our federal officials need to consider removing these outdated and shortsighted restrictions as well as regulatory barriers hindering the construction of new refineries. One of the benefits — if you can call it that — of higher crude prices is that it makes more alternatives economically feasible. The U.S. has vast coal reserves, more than any other nation in the world. Coal can be

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Opinion VIEWPOINT This area should not be left out of performing arts center discussion When it comes to culture, the western Sussex County area is not at the center of the universe. In fact, when it comes to culture, this area is about as far from the sun as the planet Pluto. Although there are pockets of culture, such as Community Concerts in Seaford, to see plays or musicals, attend art shows or take acting classes, western Sussex residents have to travel elsewhere in the county. Does that mean that residents of western Sussex are devoid of culture? The answer is a resounding no. That is why we can’t understand the lack of western Sussex input in the movement under way to construct a performance center in southern Delaware. Recently, several arts and cultural leaders met in Rehoboth to discuss the need for a center — without any input from anyone other than organizations in the resort area. Organizations represented included the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning, Coastal Concerts, Henlopen Theater Project, Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Rehoboth Art League and the Southern Delaware Choral Society. In 2001, the Southern Delaware Center for the Arts and Humanities group was formed to take a serious look at the feasibility of a performing arts center in southern Delaware. We think that southern Delaware refers to a geographical area encompassing all of Sussex County, not just the coastal resort area. We urge those who are serious about formation of a performing arts center in southern Delaware to reach out to all of Sussex County. They may find that there is more support for a center to highlight the arts for all to enjoy than they realized.


IN MEMORY - Signs, like this one at The Browsery in downtown Seaford, show the compassion people feel for the Palmer and James families as they mourn the loss of their sons. Photo by Ronald MacArthur

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A week of emotional images Reflecting back on last week’s events, it’s hard to find the right words to describe everything that occurred. It’s almost too much to grasp as it puts your mind into overload. From the two funeral services for our young heroes to the protest and non-protest, it was impossible not to get emotionally involved. I snapped more than 500 photographs during the week, sometimes fighting back the tears to capture what I saw. It was a week of unbelievable images and human drama. It was a sad week as families and friends attended services for Marines Cpl. Cory Palmer, 21, and Lance Cpl. Rick James, 20, two of America’s best. Many tears have been shed for these two great young men. It was tough for many of us who were not related to the families; one can only imagine the pain and suffering the families have endured. Yet, both families have their faith to fall back on. That was the common denominator expressed during both services — Cory’s last Sunday at St. John’s U.M. Church and Rick’s last Wednesday at his school, the Seaford Christian Academy. I was touched by the words spoken by Kenny “Jake” James during the service for his son. He said he was the “comedy part of the show” as he talked from the heart about his fun-loving son. He talked about having a rattling sound that he couldn’t fix on his bicycle during a recent ride. Then he realized his son was with him on the ride — it was the sound of his son’s Marine Corps dog tags. The image of a grieving father pulling out those dog tags from around his neck during the service was one of pure love. You can tell that the James are a close family with strong ties to the Seaford Christian Academy. The family has found solace in their faith that their son is now in heaven. “And heaven will never be the same,” one speaker said. President Bryant Richardson Vice President Pat Murphy Secretary Tina Reaser

Treasurer Carol Wright Richardson Executive Editor Ronald MacArthur

Managing Editor Mike McClure Editorial Lynn Parks Tony Windsor Kay Wennberg Cindy Lyons Taylor Circulation Karen Cherrix

I never knew Rick except to read about ONALD AC RTHUR his sports exploits from time to time in I snapped more than 500 this newspaper. I wish photographs during the I had known him beweek, sometimes fighting cause, like Cory, he back the tears to capture was a special person who had a zest for life. what I saw. It was a week During Rick’s serv- of unbelievable images and human drama. ice it was said that to be a Marine, you must have a calling. Both of tors and their vile signs and the these brave young men from a smirks on their faces will also be a small town in Sussex County, had lasting image. Hopefully, this imthat calling. They were willing to age will fade with time. put everything on the line for the In the crowd, veterans wept as country they loved. the demonstrators defaced the flag The image of the Marine Honor the vets fought to defend. One man Guard taking turns to stand beside told me that his 84-year-old grandthe caskets of their fallen comrades father, a World War II veteran, during both services is an image of charged the protesters with his own pride. I was impressed with the profes- flag in hand when the protest got out of hand. sionalism, dignity and loving care The images of flags flying that the Marine Honor Guards had everywhere around the area as a during both services. The families sign of support for the two families will always be Marine families. We showed a caring community. now have a better appreciation for On Wednesday, a man, a World our military and the sacrifices they War II veteran, stood outside of are willing to make to fight against the Seaford Christian Academy at terrorism to keep our country free. attention before, during and after It was impressive to see the the service. That was a time span number of people who turned out of more than two hours. It was an when the Patriot Guard issued a image of respect. plea for support. Hundreds of peoAnd into a new week, on ple on motorcycles, some who had Memorial Day it was impressive to probably never heard of Seaford, see the turnout at Seaford’s MemoDel., turned out to “guard” the rial Day celebration in Kiwanis roads around St. John’s U.M. Park. Church on Sunday to shield the And, although they didn’t have Palmer family from any disrespect from outsiders. to be there, Danna and Charles The sea of red, white and blue Palmer were there with many of lining Cannon Street following the their family members. service will be an image that will The Seaford Veterans Commitstay locked in my memory forever. tee presented the Palmers with On the same day, three blocks Gold Stars in memory of their son. away, more than 1,000 people After a week of unbelievable turned out to show the protesters images that will stay with us forevfrom Westboro Baptist Church that er, we go on with life. We go on, their message of hate is not acceptbut with new awareness. The loss able. The image that will stick with of young ones serving their counme is one of a group of people try has made us painfully aware standing on top of the Gateway that freedom is not free. Incredible Park fountain holding a sign, “God people serving in our military are Loves America.” willing to pay the price for that The images of the demonstrafreedom.


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✳ JUNE 1 - 7, 2006


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




Partly sunny, warm and humid

A couple of thunderstorms

Clouds and sunshine

Mostly sunny

Mostly cloudy with a tstorm

Cloudy with a thunderstorm

Considerable cloudiness








Almanac Statistics through Tuesday May 30 at Georgetown, Delaware



High for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Low for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Normal high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normal low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average temperature . . . . . . . .

. 91° . 39° . 76° . 54° 68.1°

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trace 1.17” 3.67” 9.32”

Smyrna 84/62 Dover 84/62

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 June 3 June 16 July 1 July 13

Time 9:42 p.m. 1:09 p.m. 4:14 p.m. 1:36 p.m.

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Date July 29 August 10 August 25 September 7

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Rise .5:40 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:39 a.m. .5:38 a.m. .5:38 a.m. .5:38 a.m.

First June 3

Harrington 85/62

Time 9:03 a.m. 2:29 p.m. 9:24 p.m. 11:08 p.m.

Milford 85/62 Greenwood 85/63

Lewes 79/63

Bridgeville 86/63

Sun and Moon Sun Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

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Set .8:21 p.m. .8:22 p.m. .8:22 p.m. .8:23 p.m. .8:24 p.m. .8:24 p.m. .8:25 p.m.

Full June 11

Day High Low High Low Thurs. 6:25 a 12:38 a 6:52 p 1:27 p Fri. 7:11 a 1:30 a 7:41 p 2:12 p Sat. 7:59 a 2:25 a 8:34 p 2:58 p Sun. 8:49 a 3:24 a 9:28 p 3:42 p Mon. 9:41 a 4:23 a 10:20 p 4:27 p Tues. 10:33 a 5:18 a 11:09 p 5:11 p Wed. 11:25 a 6:10 a 11:56 p 5:55 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 9:44 a 3:31 a 10:11 p 4:20 p Fri. 10:30 a 4:23 a 11:00 p 5:05 p Sat. 11:18 a 5:18 a 11:53 p 5:51 p Sun. 12:08 p 6:17 a —- 6:35 p Mon. 12:47 a 7:16 a 1:00 p 7:20 p Tues. 1:39 a 8:11 a 1:52 p 8:04 p Wed. 2:28 a 9:03 a 2:44 p 8:48 p

Apogee and Perigee

Apogee Perigee Apogee Perigee

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

Moon Rise Thursday . . .10:32 a.m. Friday . . . . . .11:34 a.m. Saturday . . . .12:33 p.m. Sunday . . . . . .1:32 p.m. Monday . . . . .2:30 p.m. Tuesday . . . . .3:30 p.m. Wednesday . . .4:32 p.m.

Last June 18

Set .12:32 a.m. . .1:00 a.m. . .1:24 a.m. . .1:45 a.m. . .2:06 a.m. . .2:26 a.m. . .2:47 a.m.

New June 25

SEAFORD 86/63 Blades 86/63

Rehoboth Beach 79/63 Georgetown 86/63 Concord 86/63 Laurel 86/64 Delmar 85/64

Millsboro 85/63

Bethany Beach 78/62 Fenwick Island 80/62

Day High Thurs. 9:06 a Fri. 9:52 a Sat. 10:40 a Sun. 11:30 a Mon. 12:09 a Tues. 1:01 a Wed. 1:50 a

Low High Low 2:53 a 9:33 p 3:42 p 3:45 a 10:22 p 4:27 p 4:40 a 11:15 p 5:13 p 5:39 a —- 5:57 p 6:38 a 12:22 p 6:42 p 7:33 a 1:14 p 7:26 p 8:25 a 2:06 p 8:10 p

Rehoboth Beach Day High Thurs. 11:20 a Fri. 12:11 p Sat. 12:35 a Sun. 1:27 a Mon. 2:19 a Tues. 3:11 a Wed. 3:59 a

Low High Low 5:29 a 11:46 p 5:18 p 6:16 a —- 6:12 p 7:02 a 1:05 p 7:08 p 7:45 a 2:01 p 8:04 p 8:28 a 2:55 p 9:00 p 9:11 a 3:44 p 9:55 p 9:54 a 4:30 p 10:47 p

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