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DDA ensures buyers get the right amount of fuel Summer travel started in earnest on Memorial Day weekend at the same time that fuel prices were skyrocketing. Whether the high fuel costs this summer will put a dent in consumer travels remains to be seen. Michael Scuse, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, said, "The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) cannot help consumers with the price of fuel or how far they travel, but what we can do is help them get the right amount of fuel for the money they spend. DDA's dedicated Weights and Measures inspectors travel through the state each day protecting consumers from fraud." Delaware has more than 8,000 fuel pumps that are annually tested for accuracy each fiscal year (July 1- June 30) by the inspectors. To date, in this fiscal year, 6,500 have been tested and the rest are in the process of being tested. Consumers can tell if the pump has been inspected for accuracy by looking for this inspection seal on the pump. Steve Connors, DDA Weights and Measures Section Administrator said, "I believe the majority of fuel sellers are playing by the rules. My staff has found that with most problems, it's an honest mistake and sellers will do what is fair. Sometimes, however, honest people have not maintained their equipment, and this causes inaccuracies in measurements of fuel pumped.

“Your Satisfaction is Our Goal” LICENSED IN DELAWARE & MARYLAND

Scott Venables Barbara Smith Wanda Rash 302-559-2333 302-745-6489 302-542-8024 VI RT UA L TO UR Look for this inspection sticker on gas pumps to make sure they have been inspected for accuracy.

The bottom line is, don't be afraid to report problems to the DDA Weights and Measures Section. DDA can take steps to ensure the seller honestly represents the amount of fuel being sold or can order sales to stop." Consumers who think they have been defrauded should first check the inspection seal on the pump and then call the DDA Weights and Measures Section: (800) 282-8685 (DE only), (302) 6984500 or 302-698-4602. Please provide the following information to assist the staff's investigation of the complaint: seller’s name; date of sale; location of pump; buyer’s name; and nature of the problem.

State courts and judicial branches closed on July 13 Pursuant to Administrative Directive Number 161 (see attached) Chief Justice Myron T. Steele will close the Courts and related Judicial Branch agencies in Delaware on Friday, July 13. The Chief Justice noted in his Administrative Directive Number 161 that courts were unable to observe the official day of mourning on Jan. 2, for President Gerald R. Ford because of late notice by the executive branch and previously scheduled court calendars. The Judicial Branch has chosen to honor the memory of President Ford on the day closest to his birthday of July 14. The date of July 13 was selected when Administrative Directive No. 161 was issued in February 2007 to ensure sufficient notice was provided to minimize disruption to previous scheduled court appearances by the public. The Courts and judicial branch agencies statewide that will be closed on July 13 include the Supreme Court of Delaware; the Court of Chancery; the Superior Court; the Court of Common Pleas; the Family Court; the Justice of the Peace

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Courts excluding the 24 hour courts; the Administrative Office of the Courts including the Judicial Information Center and the Office of State Court Collection Enforcement; the Office of Public Guardian; New Castle County Law Library; the Kent County Law Library; the Sussex County Law Library; the Educational Surrogate Parent Program; the Office of Child Advocate; the Child Placement Review Board; the Violent Crimes Compensation Board; the Child Death, Near Death, Still Birth Commission; and the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance. The following Justice of the Peace Court 24 hour courts will remain open JP Court 3 in Georgetown; JP Court 7 in Dover; JP Court 20 in the City of Wilmington; and JP Court 11 in New Castle. The videophone court at Court 2 will be closed for the holiday and all video requests will be handled by the 24 hour Court locations. Specific questions about case schedules should be directed to the appropriate court(s).

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Spacious 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home w/ private dining, vaulted ceiling, wood burning FP, 3-season room, irrigation, landscaping, in-ground pool situated on 1 1/2 lovely country acres. #548676

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June 14, 2007  

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