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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
News BUDGETING - Legislator says state needs to cut workforce, spending. Page 3 FUNDRAISER - Laurel Middle School Honor Society will host this year’s Walk for ALS. Page 4 HEALTH - Delmarva Peninsula Red Cross schedules Laurel volunteer orientation. Page 5 HEROES - Brent Nichols enjoys scaring people for the right reasons. Page 8 NEW LAWS - Legislation is in reaction to Dr. Earl Bradley case. Page 11 CALLING 911 - Girl, 7, credited with saving her grandmother’s life. Page 12 OLYMPICS - Law enforcement agencies carry the torch for 24 years. Page 13 WARNING - Attorney General Biden warns seniors about new Medicare benefit scam. Page 21 FATHER’S DAY - Gift suggestions for Dad’s special day. Pages 36-38 FINAL WORD - Where will Obamacare take the United States? Page 47
Sports BLUE-GOLD - The 55th Annual Blue-Gold allstar football game will take place this Saturday at the University of Delaware with 11 Western Sussex players taking part in the contest. Page 24 LITTLE LEAGUE - Check out page 25 for results and photos from Laurel Little League games. Results are still needed from Laurel and Delmar coaches.
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Fourth of July celebration to be sponsored by town of Laurel By Lynn R. Parks
For the first time in its 16-year history, Laurel’s Fourth of July celebration will not be organized by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce. Instead, the festival is being sponsored by the town. “The chamber decided to no longer do it,” said town operations manager Jamie Smith. When that happened, she added, the Laurel Town Council voted to pick up the reins.
The celebration will be held Saturday, July 3. It will kick off bright and early that morning with a prayer breakfast, to be held at the Georgia House restaurant starting at 7 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $12 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at town hall as well as at the Georgia House. Sponsor of the breakfast is the Laurel Ministerial Association. Laurel’s annual July 4 parade will
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start at 10 a.m. This year’s parade is sponsored by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Its theme is “Laurel Salutes America.” Applications to participate in the parade are available at town hall, Smith said. Participation is free. The parade will follow the same route it always has, through the heart of downtown along Central Avenue. Continued on page 4
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Short says state needs to cut workforce, spending As the General Assembly starts the process of finalizing the state’s new spending plan, House Republicans say the operating budget is heading in the wrong direction on several fronts. At the end of January, Governor Jack Markell unveiled a proposed $3.17 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The proposal included $143.6 million in cuts to state agencies and services, but despite this overall spending in the plan was about $80 million more than the current budget - an increase of 2.58 percent. Since February, the Joint Finance Committee – a group of 12 state legislators – has been reviewing and revising the proposed budget. State House Minority Leader Dick Cathcart (R-Middletown) said the 17 members of his caucus believe fundamental changes need to be made before the budget is enacted later this month. State House Minority Whip Dan Short (R-Seaford) questions whether the Markell administration has made good on its promise to reduce the size of state government and to make government more efficient. “Last year, our caucus members successfully pushed to reduce the size of state government by 525 positions by not filling vacancies created when workers retired or otherwise left their jobs. That move saved over $14 million in ongoing annual savings.” “The administration and General Assembly should make a commitment to continue this practice with a goal of eliminating another 500 positions through attrition. That’s less than a 1.6 percent reduction.” Rep. Short said he was disturbed by recent figures released by the state Department of Labor that reveal the state workforce has not only not been reduced, it’s actually grown over the last year. According to the data, state government employed 31,600 people in April 2009. That figure grew to 31,700 employees this April – a gain of 100 positions. While state revenue estimates for the current and upcoming fiscal years have grown by nearly $75 million since last June, Rep. Cathcart noted the administration and many Democratic lawmakers
seem to be ignoring fiscal realities and Resource Officers (SRO) - Delaware State are failing to prepare the state for possible Police troopers assigned to protect students trouble on the horizon. and teachers in the public schools - with “Many economists are worried the cheaper and less well trained “School financial instability in Europe has the Resource Agents.” potential to create a double-dip recesBoth said the minor amount of money sion here,” he said. “The new budget also that could be potentially saved – reportincludes $123.5 million edly about $18,000 per in federal stimulus officer – is more than money. Those funds offset by the reduc“It’s my belief these won’t be available tion in safety and reductions balance in the next budget, flexibility the move so there’s a readywould create. the state budget at the made hole waiting “We need to take cost of throwing the for us.” a step back and take finances of local school While House a holistic look at Republicans are what we’re doing districts into disarray” concerned about the and what’s ahead,” renewed growth of Rep. Short said of the budget, they also the state’s pending expressed concern that budget decisions. “Some some of the governor’s proposed spending of the proposals on the table need to be cuts will either produce stealth tax increas- reconsidered.” es or will result in a reduction of services Reps. Cathcart and Short said the 17 outweighed by any marginal financial members of their caucus are calling for the benefits. following steps: Chief among these proposed cuts are 1. Workforce Reduction a combined $6.48 million in funding for • A continuation of the hiring freeze of public school transportation maintenance non-essential state workers. and fuel costs. • Set a goal of further reducing the state “It’s my belief these reductions balance force by 500 positions via attrition for FY the state budget at the cost of throwing 2011. the finances of local school districts into • Set a cap on the overall number of disarray,” said State Rep. Nick Manolakos state workers to prevent side-stepping of (R-Limestone Hills). “These expenses reduction efforts by re-classifying posiwon’t disappear; they will just be passed along. While the governor has promised not to raise taxes this year, his recommended budget could force local schools to do so on his behalf.” The governor has also recommended eliminating $1.9 million to transport Delaware children attending private schools – one of two areas in which private school students are being targeted by budget cuts. State Rep. Joe Miro (R-Pike Creek), a member of the Joint Finance Committee, said he opposes this cut as well as the governor’s call to eliminate state funding for private school nurses. The governor’s proposal to cut so-called “pass-through” funding for nurses would save less than $447,000. Reps. Cathcart and Short said they have issues with a proposal to replace School
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Laurel Middle School Honor Society will host this year’s Walk for ALS The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society hosted its Second Annual Walk for ALS.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” is a progressive terminal neurodegenerative
disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The disease affects as many as 30,000 people annually. The number of people in the community and the Delmarva Peninsula that have been affected by this disease continues to grow. As a community service project, the LMS honor society wants to raise awareness and funds for ALS research. This year, members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Laurel came out in full force to walk in honor of their pastor who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Their team “Don’s Angels” raised over $800 in honor of Pastor Don Murray.
“Hattie’s Heroes” walked in honor of Hattie Puckham. “Gene’s Machines” walked in memory of Gene Wollter. Members of the honor society walked in honor of Larry Kile and Frank Shivick and in memory of Paula Jenkins and Sandy Gauger. The NJHS is making preparations to walk on Sept. 18 on the boardwalk in Rehoboth for the Delaware Chapter of the ALS Associations’ annual “Walk to Defeat ALS.” For more information on that walk, email Mary Ann Wollter’s at gwollter@ comcast.net. Amy Handy and Kim Ralph are the advisers of the honor society.
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Betty Grimes (center), the organizer of Don’s Angels, is with Betty Elliott (left), a supporter. On the right is Annabel Cordrey, another supporter of Don’s Angels.
Many activities planned for the Fourth Continued from page 1
Also along Central Avenue, from the Wilmington Trust bank north to the Shore Shop, food vendors will be set up to sell sustenance to the hungry and thirsty. Following the parade, musical entertainment will get under way in Janosik Park at Central Avenue and Market Street. Smith said that the town plans to put a large tent up in Janosik Park. She asks that people bring blankets and chairs to the park for their comfort. The Old Time Gospel Singers will be the first to take the stage. Their performance will kick off at noon. Willie Davie and Three Steps Away, a Christian rock band, will follow the gospel group at 1 p.m. Rita Carol and Sin City will share the stage during the 2 o’clock hour and Everett Hart, who plays the harmonica, will perform beginning at 4 p.m. Recent Laurel High School graduate Sierra Spicer will take the stage at 6 p.m.
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Following her, the Bo Dickerson Band will perform starting at 7 p.m. Dickerson and his troupe will perform until the start of the fireworks, scheduled for dusk. The fireworks show is being sponsored by the town. The Laurel Church of the Nazarene has been booked to provide children’s games during the celebration, Smith said. And there will be a carnival, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation. The carnival will be located in the field next to the Insurance Market and will open Wednesday, June 30, at 6 p.m. The rides will operate until about 10 a.m. that evening. They will also be open Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2, from 6 until 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per person to ride all night. On the day of the festival, the rides will open at 10:30 a.m. and will run until about 10 p.m. Tickets will be $1 each, or 25 for $20. For more information, call town hall, 875-2277.
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The Delmar School District will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning the week of June 14 and continuing through the week of Aug. 20. Offices will be closed on July 2 and July 5 for the holiday weekend. Student registration will be conducted on the following dates: June 14-15, 18, 21-24, 28-30; July 1, 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29; Aug. 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26. Registrants must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian and should report to the school’s main office. A guidance counselor will be available to complete the process. To expedite the process, call the guidance office at 846-9544, ext. 135 for an appointment. The following items are needed at the time of registration: birth certificate, immunization records, parent ID with date of birth (driver’s license), social security card, proof of residency (lease/mortgage/rental agreement/utility bill; no P.O. boxes), copy of student’s last report card; school transcript records (9th-12th), completed withdrawal form or official letter from previous school and court documented custody/ educational guardianship papers.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Delmarva Peninsula Red Cross schedules volunteer orientation The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula is seeking volunteers to help them in local communities. A Volunteer Orientation is scheduled on June 24, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It will be held at the Laurel Public Library in Laurel. Why is YOUR local Red Cross seeking volunteers? Volunteers make up more than 95% of our work force, providing many of the Red Cross services that your local community depends on. During Hurricane Season, which runs until November 30th, families and businesses on the Delmarva Peninsula will be at risk of weather-related emergencies. They can count on their local Red Cross, and trained local Red Cross volunteers, to open disaster shelters and care for those families left temporarily homeless. FREE Disaster Response training is provided by the Red Cross for volunteers so they are ready to assist as needed. Other opportunities are also available – from teaching lifesaving skills like CPR and First Aid to conducting presentations stressing the importance of being prepared for emergencies to helping at local Health and Community fairs. To register for this Volunteer Orientation, residents are encourage to call the local Red Cross at 1-800-777-6620, option 7 or send an email to volunteer@ redcrossdelmarva.org.
For more information about the Red Cross in your community, please visit www.redcrossdelmarva.org. The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors— across the street, across the country and across the world—in emergencies. The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula serves the state of Delaware and Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties in Maryland. Last year, volunteers and paid staff responded to 184 disasters of varying sizes throughout our communities, providing disaster relief - free of charge – to nearly 870 people. Approximately 20,500 people were trained in lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid. Nearly 800 emergency communications sent through the Red Cross kept members of the military in touch with their families. More than 500 seniors living independently were given peace of mind through our Lifeline personal emergency response program. More than 8,000 people on the Delmarva Peninsula attended Community Disaster Education presentations, teaching them the 3 steps for emergency preparedness. Since the Red Cross is not a government agency, it relies on valuable donations of talent, time and money to do its humanitarian work. -. www.redcrossdelmarva.org. 1-800-777-6620
RIBBON CUTTING - Station 7 Restaurant held a ribbon cutting with the Laurel Chamber of Commerce on June 10. The fire station-themed restaurant is located inside Bargain Bill’s Flea Market in Laurel. Shown in the front row are John Shwed, mayor of Laurel; Devon Kee, kitchen manager; Rob Scully, co-owner; Todd Wampler, co-owner; and Don Dykes, Laurel Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Brandon Miller
Laurel Independence Day Parade
The Town of Laurel is sponsoring the 16th Annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department sponsoring the annual Red, White and Blue Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 3, beginning at 10 a.m. (line-up is at 9 a.m.) This year’s theme for the parade is “Laurel Salutes America.” All participants are asked to dress in patriotic colors and all motorized vehicles should be decorated appropriately for the event. The parade will begin on Evergreen Drive and travel north on Central Avenue. To participate in the parade, contact Julie Short or Jamie Smith at Laurel Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 875-2277 and request a parade application. Applications will be accepted until June 30.
MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Business Rotary to host mixer
RIBBON CUTTING - John Rittenhouse held a ribbon cutting and open house at his new Edward Jones office on June 10, in conjunction with the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. The office is located at 559 North Hall Street, Seaford. From left are Mitch Rogers, financial advisor; Ashley & Zoë Warfield, daughter & grand-daughter; Raymond Daigle, project general contractor, Quality Builders Services; Lynnae Rittenhouse, wife; Chris Theis, financial advisor; John Rittenhouse, financial advisor of Seaford branch; Connie Valish, branch office administrator; Ed Butler, Mayor of Seaford; Fran Algier, guest; Randy O’Neal, financial advisor; Melinda Tingle, financial advisor; Amanda Lowe, branch office administrator; Gil Vastine, financial advisor; and Paula Gunson, executive director of Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. Missing from photo is Darlene Davidson, branch office administrator for Seaford branch; John Rittenhouse, Jr., son; and Brandon Rittenhouse, son. Photo by Brandon Miller
The Centennial Rotary Club of Harrington-Greenwood-Felton invites the business community to a mixer celebrating its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., at AmericInn on Corn Crib Road, just off U.S. 13, Harrington. Highlights include the presentation of the Rotary Service Award to a member of the community and honoring the Rotarian of the Year. The group, known as the Hub Club, will also install its 2010-2011 slate of officers led by new President Franklin Hendricks of the First National Bank of Wyoming, Harrington. Cooljazz by Joe Baoine will provide entertainment, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring a business card and participate in drawings for door prizes. For reservations or more information, call 398-5194 or 242-0375.
ACE pet adoption, charity event
Take home a new friend during the Seaford Rommel’s ACE pet adoption and charity event, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on June 19 at the Hardware Store, 800 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Rt. 20, Ames Plaza. Representatives from the Georgetown division of the Sussex County Shelter will bring dogs and cats seeking a home to the Seaford ACE Hardware Pet Adoption Fair. The organization will also have information on dog training classes, volunteering
and more. Seaford Rommel’s ACE will be having a 20% off event on that same day where almost everything in the store is 20% off (power tools are 10% off). To celebrate the store’s anniversary Seaford’s ACE will be giving away 100 free 5 gallon buckets for the first 100 customers that day.
Sussex County Realtor awards
The Sussex County Association of Realtors held their annual award luncheon on Friday, June 11, at their complex on Route 9, Georgetown. The event highlights member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate as well as volunteerism in the community. Three special awards were presented: Realtor of the Year, Good Neighbor Award and Realtor Emeritus. Andy Staton, agent with Prudential Gallo in Rehoboth Beach was named the 2010 Realtor of the Year. President Judy Dean presented Good Neighbor Awards to Ruth Sivils and Lauren Alberti. The association also honors members for 40-plus years of continual membership with the National Association of Realtors. Individuals receiving this are granted Realtor Emeritus Status. Those reaching this pinnacle include: Lucy Allen with Indian River Land Company, Woody Hunsberger with Cooper Realty, Jewel Leverling with Mann and Sons, and Bill Vernon with Coldwell Banker Resort Realty in Rehoboth Beach.
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ANNIVERSARY - Glam Salon & Spa in Laurel held a one year anniversary celebration and customer appreciation day on June 8. In the back row are Kim Niblett, Rachael Bradley, Rachel Phillips and Shannon Pritchett. Front row, Susan Henry-Jones and Lindsey Elliott.
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
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Nichols enjoys scaring people for the right reasons By James Diehl
he newest addition to the five-member Laurel Board of Education has a deep dark secret that comes out in the open every year for a few bone-chilling weeks – the man loves to scare the socks off of little children, and their parents, too, if they dare intervene. It’s an obsession that has blossomed over the years, and one that the Sussex County native and small business owner takes very seriously. Frightening boys and girls of all ages is what allows Brent Nichols and his fellow Odd Fellows to do good deeds for the greater Laurel community. “It’s more fun scaring people than it is being scared, but you have to really work at it,” says the former “Noble Grand” of the Laurel Odd Fellows chapter. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding and it allows us to generate funds for the community.” The annual haunted house organized by the Odd Fellows is the organization’s major fundraiser of the year. All money raised on the spine-tingling grounds on Route 24 – conveniently located next to the cemetery – is returned, either directly or indirectly, into the community through a variety of programs and generous giveaways. But most people never know it – Nichols and the brotherhood of the Odd Fellows are not ones to toot their own horns. They don’t seek the recognition, nor do they even desire it. They want to help support their community, and the people in it, while quietly going about their business. “When I first started in odd fellowship, I felt this was for me because I’ve never been good with pats on the back,” says Nichols, a father of two and grandfather of two young boys. “And odd fellowship is not about that. When we help people, we don’t put a sign on it and tell everybody to look at what we did. The community actually knows very little about what we do, and we like it that way.” Nichols was born and raised in neighboring Delmar and spent four years in the United States Air Force before returning to southern Delaware. In 1980, he founded Nichols & Son, a local septic installation company, and has been in business for himself ever since. He’s also raised hundreds of thousands of chickens over the years on his farm, just a stone’s throw away from the Laurel
If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ mspublications.com docks of the Woodland Ferry. He loves Sussex County and, though he traveled extensively in his youth, hopes to never leave again. “I love Laurel because it’s in Sussex County and any place in Sussex County is great. I’ve been all over the world, but this is a tremendous place to raise your kids,” he says. “It’s almost like a giant family, unlike a city where you’re an individual but you’re not a part of anything. I still feel very safe and comfortable here in Laurel.” Nichols joined the local Odd Fellows chapter in 2003 and served as its “Noble Grand,” or leader, during parts of 2008 and 2009. During his time at the helm, the organization doubled the size of its downtown meeting hall, an accomplishment the self-made business owner is very proud of. “We had been trying to get this done for 10 years, but we kept running into situations with the fire marshal and the prints and other things,” he remembers. “It was quite an accomplishment getting this building done and I’m very proud of that.” Through the years, the Odd Fellows has hosted Santa Claus, sold thousands of oyster sandwiches, donated eye testing machines to local schools, loaned out medical equipment for home use and performed hundreds of other good deeds in and around Laurel. They do it quietly and behind the scenes, craving more the feelings of good will than any recognition or accolades. “I like it because it makes me feel good,” admits Nichols, who earlier this year also became the newest elected member of the Laurel Board of Education. “I remember [this one lady] who’s husband had cancer. We got them a hospital bed and, if not for that bed, he would have had to go to a nursing home. It really makes you feel good when someone like that comes up to you later and says that if it wasn’t for Odd Fellows, she wouldn’t have
Brent Nichols recently served as the “Noble Grand” of Laurel’s Odd Fellows chapter and is also the newest member of the Laurel Board of Education. He has owned and operated his own septic installation business since 1980.
had that time with her husband. “That’s what makes it worth doing, what makes it worth being a part of.” Odd Fellows is a big part of Nichols’ life these days, but it’s far from the only part. He’s an increasingly busy man, which begs the question – why exactly does a former leader of the Odd Fellows who runs his own septic business and spends hours a week raising chickens find the need to run for a seat on the local school board? Especially since he has no children, or even grandchildren, in the district’s schools. Well, he refers to his favorite passage from Plato when asked that question – “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” “I didn’t like the way the school district was going, especially with all the problems they’ve been having,” he says. “So I thought I would run and, if I lost, at least I could say that I tried. But I won, so my ob-
jective now is to do everything that I can to get the community more involved in our schools. I think the people will engage and become involved if you show them how and you encourage them.” One idea Nichols hopes to push almost immediately upon taking office next month is the concept of school uniforms for the Laurel School District, or at least a strict dress code. He feels such a plan would result in a spike in school spirit and provide a better learning environment in Laurel’s public school system. “I used to belong to an organization where my uniform said ‘Nichols’ on one side and ‘United States Air Force’ on the other side,” says Nichols. “If you and I were both in the Air Force and you were doing something that would look bad for it, well I was a part of that organization and I wasn’t too proud of you for messing Continued to page nine
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Senior art exhibit winners named The 20th annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit ended on June 4, with a luncheon and awards ceremony at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The event, sponsored by the college’s Adult Plus+ program and the Delaware Association of Programs for the Aging, features artwork in various mediums by local artists age 55 and up. Jymayce Wescott, Sussex County constituent services director for the office of U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and a graduate of Delaware Tech, presented the awards. Entertainment was provided by juggler Don Fisher, Adult Plus+ Exploritas instructor; Berry Eli, Adult Plus+ member, on the keyboard; and Mary Rehak, who
drew portraits. The following area seniors won awards: Best in Show – Sara Gallagher, Greenwood – “Visitors to the Sea” Other – 1st place: Fred Johnson, Laurel – “Metal Mask #2;” 2nd place: Ruth Anne Griffith, Seaford – “Pine Cone” Pencil – 2nd place: Richard Sparenberg, Seaford – “Erica” Watercolor – 1st place: Sara Gallagher, Greenwood – “Visitors to the Sea” and Honorable Mention: “Magnolias & Hydrangeas” Woodcarving – 1st place: Robert Culver, Greenwood – “Walking Cane” Honorable Mention: Fred Johnson, Laurel – “Oak Trinket”
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er, one school at a time. “I just want everybody to want the same things that I want, and that’s a good education for our kids,” he says. “I love my kids more than life itself and I believe that other people feel the same way. They just need a way to engage, and my objective is to find and give them that way. In most small towns, the community revolves around the schools, and that’s what I’d like for Laurel.”
Nichols hopes to motivate children up. Having uniforms here would build the same type of spirit and I’m going to start pushing that idea right away.” Another problem he hopes to tackle involves keeping more of the district’s best and brightest students in town, instead of watching them leave for perceived greener pastures at Sussex Technical High School. Sussex Tech has hurt many of the county’s school districts, he maintains, and he hopes to see that curtailed in the months and years ahead. “Tech is getting the best of the best, and what happens when you pull out the best students is that our test scores go down at the end of the year,” Nichols says. “We need to keep those kids here; to do that, we have to get the people behind our schools and supporting our schools.” Wherever the rest of his career and his life take him, Nichols says he’s comfortable in the role he’s found with the Odd Fellows and hopes to make as big a difference as possible moving forward for the children of the Laurel public school system. For years, he’s followed the Odd Fellows credo of “visit the sick, bury the dead, take care of the widows and orphans.” Now he hopes to also “take care” of Laurel’s future, one student, one teach-
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to safeguard wildlife from the effects of climate change.” Some states, including Delaware, have taken individual action such as implementing a renewable energy portfolio standard. Delaware also participates in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative with neighboring Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. But Mihills, Manus and other state environmental leaders believe a comprehensive national standard must be developed that strengthens our economy, conserves our natural resources, combats climate change and enhances our national security. To learn more about the Delaware Nature Society’s position contact Mihills at 302-239-2334, ext. 102 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Police Journal Charged with copper thefts
Delaware State Police have arrested two men, Brian M. Williams, 29, of Gaithersburg, Md. and Todd D. Taylor, 33, of Laurel, Md., in connection to copper theft from a vacant warehouse located at Cannon Street, two miles south of Bridgeville. Troopers arrested Williams on Saturday, June 5, after state police received a call about a suspicious person. When troopers arrived, Williams was located inside the vacant warehouse. Taylor was on the property but eluded capture in the large building. The two men allegedly entered the warehouse over a five day period (June 1-5) and damaged electrical and air conditioning equipment to remove copper wire and tubing. The men stole approximately $2,000 of copper but caused over $70,000 worth of damage while committing the thefts. Taylor turned himself into troopers at Troop 4 in Georgetown on Monday, June 7. Both men were charged with five counts of third degree burglary, five counts of possession of burglary tools, eight counts of criminal mischief and second degree conspiracy. Williams was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $18,500 bail. Taylor was released on $21,000 bail.
Pizza delivery man robbed
Delaware State Police are investigating a robbery involving a pizza delivery man in Harrington near Cloverfield Road. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, a pizza delivery man was making a delivery to an address located in the unit block of Argos Choice Road, when he discovered the house to be vacant. He phoned the recipient of the pizza in order to get a better location and was informed to bring it into the unoccupied home. When he knocked on the door, he was confronted by two suspects clothed in Halloween attire. One of the suspects was displaying a shotgun. The victim was ordered to the ground while one of the suspects removed his money. The suspects then tied the 49-year-old male victim up with coax cable and fled the vacant house through a rear door. The victim was able to free himself and drive back to his place of business and report the incident to state police.
The suspects are described as two black males that were not wearing any gloves, standing 6’ to 6’1” and average build. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Troop 3 at 6974454. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Man injured in domestic dispute
On June 13 at 10:50 a.m., Seaford Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Arch Street, Seaford, for a domestic complaint. Officers arrived and found the victim, a 22-year-old male from Seaford, with two stab wounds to his upper torso. The victim advised that he and the defendant, Erika Rodriguez-Mercado, 21, of Seaford, who are in a relationship, were involved in a verbal argument when she retrieved a knife and stabbed him twice. The victim was transported to Nanticoke Hospital by Seaford Fire Department Ambulance personnel where he was treated and later released for his injuries. Rodriguez-Mercado was located in the yard of a neighboring residence where she struggled briefly with officers before being taken into custody. She was transported to the Seaford Police Department and charged with first degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest and offensive touching of a law enforcement officer. She was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown. Rodriguez-Mercado was committed to the Department of Corrections on $23,000 secured bond, pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas.
Fatal car crash
Delaware State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Georgetown woman on Monday, June 14. The crash happened just before 6 p.m. when Kathleen A. Myers, 55, was traveling eastbound on Sandhill Road (CR319), in her 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, approaching the intersection of Harbeson Road (SR5), in Milton. The intersection is controlled with a posted stop sign. Myers failed to stop at the intersection and proceeded to cross the entire roadway
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erupted over the ownership of the feline. It has been alleged that Dakota Hall got an aluminum baseball bat and struck the 21-year-old male in the head. The bat was discarded into a nearby wooded area and later recovered by troopers. Dakota Hall was arrested and formally charged with the following: first degree assault (felony), third degree assault (misdemeanor), possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony (felony) and possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited (felony). He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Facility in lieu of $21,500 secured bond.
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On Sunday, June 13 at 3:30 a.m., a 22-year-old male responded to Troop 3 to report an assault. He advised he was at a party at a residence along the 1600 block of Upper King Road in Felton and a dispute occurred at about 3:30 a.m. that resulted in Dakota Hall, 19, of Felton, striking him in the face causing an eye injury. Detectives also learned that a second victim, a 21-year-old male was currently at Kent General Hospital with a life threatening head injury (a fractured skull). Investigators determined that there were multiple subjects at the party. At one point, it was alleged that the suspect, Dakota Hall, was in possession of a kitten, which belonged to a nearby resident. A dispute
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On June 13 at 1 a.m., Laurel Police responded to the Tavern by the Marina on West 6th Street in Laurel for a reported shooting. Officers learned that the victim, a 26-year-old male, had possibly gotten into a verbal argument with the suspect outside the bar and was shot one time in the leg by the suspect. The victim, who had already been transported to the hospital by a family member by the time officers arrived, is listed in stable but critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or www.tipsubmit.com.
MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Legislation is in reaction to Dr. Earl Bradley case Attorney General Beau Biden’s office, Governor Jack Markell and a bipartisan coalition of legislators detailed the bills that were recently filed to strengthen patient protections and improve oversight of the medical profession in response to the Earl Bradley case. The bills reflect recommendations made by separate reviews the Attorney General and Governor ordered after Bradley was arrested on charges that he allegedly molested over 100 young patients at his Lewes pediatric office. Both reports found multiple instances of systemic failure and made clear that the laws and procedures in this area were broken and in need of significant reform to better protect patients. Specifically, legislative response to the Bradley case includes seven bills: • Increase scrutiny Delaware
Civil War medicine topic of Historical Society dinner
The annual dinner meeting of the Laurel Historical Society membership will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Laurel Georgia House and will feature a program on nursing and medical treatments during the Civil War era. Dr. William Campbell of Laurel, professor of nursing at Salisbury University, will talk about the types of treatment available during the war for the wounded and sick, with a special emphasis on Fort Delaware and the local Laurel people who are recorded as having been at the fort during this time period. Dr. Campbell will be dressed as a Civil War officer and will be bringing a large display of period medical artifacts. While this is a membership dinner for the society, interested members of the public may attend by making a pre-paid reservation before June 12. Reservations are $20 per person and may be mailed to the Laurel Historical Society, P.O. Box 102, Laurel, DE 19956. Telephone reservations will be accepted but will not be confirmed until payment has been received. For more information, call 875-7665.
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Girl, 7, saves her grandmother’s life The following article was submitted by Pat Jones of Seaford. The young hero, her mother and grandmother are former residents of Seaford. The mother serves in the military.
On May 12, 2010, Carol Greene gave her granddaughter, Kenda Sheppard, the title of “Super Hero.” It was on this day that Kenda literally saved her grandmother’s life. Her grandmother was caring for her in Riverview, FL while her mother was attending training classes for her job in Frederick, MD. That morning Kenda tried to awaken her grandmother to no avail. “I could hear her and I could see her, but I could not make a sound, nor could I move,” said Mrs. Greene Kenda was frantic, but she consistently was yelling to her and telling her to “wake up because she was going to be late for school.” “When she asked me to say her name, I remember replying in a guttural tone,” Mrs. Greene said. She said, “Mom-Mom, I’m calling 911.” I heard her talking to the 911 operator, telling her that “she was 7 years old, her mother was training in Maryland, and her grandmother was “creeping her out” because she was talking funny. She gave her the subdivision, the street address, and then told them how to get to her house. “When I was finally able to get my thoughts together, I asked her to help me
to sit up on the bed. Of course I did not know that I had no use in my legs. When I tried to sit, I rolled off the bed and hit my head on the corner of the nightstand,” Mrs. Greene said. “I thought I was going to pass out, but I remained conscious. Kenda helped to stand me up and we went downstairs to disarm the alarm system. By then, four paramedics were there and Kenda let them in through the garage door. “After asking questions, the paramedics took my blood sugar reading and it was at a low 43. They immediately began to give me orange juice and a thick peanut butter and jelly sandwich and my sugar count began to elevate. The sheriff and one of his deputies arrived, and they all stayed until my sugar level was “safe.” The sheriff offered to take my granddaughter to school. At first, she hesitated. I told her she would be riding in the “police car” and she then went upstairs and prepared herself for school. The sheriff told me that he wanted to take her to school so that he could relate to her class what she had done. One of the paramedics asked Kenda her age and when she told them she was seven years old, he said, “Kenda, you saved your grandmother’s life.” “Then Kenda looked at me and said, ‘Mom-Mom, the Holy Spirit led me to call 911!’ This is an experience that I will never forget, and I thank God that Kenda had been trained to know what to do in case of an emergency.”
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Kenda is a third grade student at Progress Village Christian School in Tampa, FL where she and her mother also attend church. Kenda is an honor student and is a member of the Youth Choir and the Creative Dance Team.
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
From left: Robert Remo III, Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor and state fire marshal Randy Lee run the first mile of the 33-mile Western Sussex leg of the annual Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics. Remo is the son of Delmar Police Department Lt. Robert Remo Jr. Last year’s Torch Run raised nearly $260,000 for Special Olympics, which held its Summer Games in Newark on Friday and Saturday. Lee, of Laurel, is coordinator of the Western Sussex leg.
Law enforcement agencies carry the torch for 24 years By Lynn R. Parks For the 24th year, members of law enforcement agencies throughout Delaware carried the lighted Flame of Hope from the southern edges of the state to the University of Delaware’s athletic complex in Newark and the opening ceremonies for the state’s Special Olympic 40th annual Summer Games. More than 400 law enforcement personnel participated in the 161-mile Torch Run, which last year raised nearly $260,000 for Special Olympics. Fire marshal Randall Lee of Laurel was coordinator for the western Sussex leg of the run, which went from Delmar to Harrington. Legs also went from Rehoboth Beach to Milford and from Georgetown to Milford; those legs combined into one, which went from Milford to Harrington and met up with the western Sussex leg. The torch was carried to Dover for a ceremony at Legislative Hall, and then on to Troop 6 in Odessa, where the run ended for the night. The next morning, runners
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carried the torch to Wilmington then on to Newark. The Summer Games’ opening ceremony was held at 6 p.m. Friday. The competitions were held Friday and Saturday. In addition to coordinating the 33-mile western Sussex leg of the Torch Run, Lee ran the first mile of the leg, along with Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor and Robert Remo III, whose father, Robert Remo Jr., is a lieutenant with the Delmar Police Department. This was the 15th year that Lee, who is also a member of the Laurel Town Council, has participated in the Torch Run. He has also participated in medal presentations to athletes at the Summer Games and at other Special Olympic competitions held throughout the year. “All you have to do is go to the games and watch the participants, and you will want to do all that you can to make sure that the games continue and the Olympians can do what they like to do,” Lee said. “I want to continue to do this as long as they will let me run.”
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Community Bulletin Board Eat at IHOP to help the library
Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast
Trap Pond Partners is hosting an all you can eat “Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast” at Applebee’s in Seaford, on Saturday, June 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6.50 per person and $5 for kids under 10. Come out and support your local park, Trap Pond State Park.
Raffle benefits SPCA
The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special “Bethany Beach Getaway” raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets.
The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo’s Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro, and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure. The Delaware SPCA is a private nonprofit organization that does not receive state or county funding and is not a state run facility. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.
Bless the Bradford’s music benefit
A Gospel Music Benefit is being held on Saturday, June 19, at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd (Alt. 13), just north of Laurel, Del. Admission is free. A love offering for the Bradford Family will be taken. This is the Laurel family who lost their home in an explosion last month. The event is being sponsored by Joe Dawson Music Ministry and Laurel Wes-
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Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10
The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year’s theme “Sweet 16,” celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950’s flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America’s first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.
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Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. If your check is received before June 29, the cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. After June 29, the cost is $45 per person. This fee is non-refundable. For more information, visit the Facebook page, “Seaford Senior High Class of 1990.”
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The Seaford Historical Society will hold the following summer activities. Annual Summer Picnic - Sunday, June 27, 6 p.m., Banquet Hall at the VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford. Cost is $6
per person. Bring one covered dish per family, vegetable, salad or dessert. Fried chicken, tea, coffee, rolls, butter will be provided. Reservations are required by June 20, by calling the Seaford Museum at 6299828 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Bus Trip to Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, New Castle County - Wednesday, July 14, leaving Sears parking lot, Seaford, at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $50 per person, which includes transportation, admission to the Fort and a picnic lunch on the Island. This will include a private tour and a Civil War prison re-enactment. Bus will return to Seaford by 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required by Wednesday, June 23, by calling the Seaford Museum at 629-9828.
• Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Make Waves @ Your Library.” Read for prizes and attend programs! For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • Dive in and explore the world of water with this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash @ Your Library.” Sign up at the Seaford Library. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a “Movie Night” on Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib. de.us. • The Children’s Summer Reading Program will have “Movie Monday” on June 28 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • On June 29, come and see Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles” with Kathleen Jacobs as part of the children’s summer reading program. Watch as Kathleen uses pots and bottles to tell three zany tales about the importance of recycling and much more. This program is presented by the Delaware Division of Arts. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. seaford.lib.de.us. • The Children’s Summer Reading Program will have “Wonders of Water Science Day” featuring your children’s librarian on June 30, at 1:30 p.m. Ever wonder why some objects sink and others float, or what the shape of a raindrop looks like? Come and do some experimenting at your library to find the answers. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Teen Summer Reading Program will host “Teen Talk-relationship Toolbox” with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 1, at 5 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford. lib.de.us. • The Children’s Summer Reading Program will have “Movie Monday” on July 5, at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010 • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, July 5, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a “Water Magic Show” on Tuesday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. seaford.lib.de.us. • Kate Marvel will present “What are the Wetlands?” on Wednesday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. Come and see some of the animals that live in the wetlands and learn why the wetlands are important. This is part of the Children’s Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts “Movie Night” on Thursday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Zumba for kids and seniors
A professional dancer and Zumba instructor will be coming to teach Atomic Zumba for kids and Aqua Zumba for seniors this summer. This program is free to participants who live at or below the poverty level. There is a small administrative fee for adults who sign up. For more information, call Paul Dorey at 628-3789.
Upcoming SPCA events
The SPCA will hold the following events: Saturday, June 19 - SPCA Adoption Event, Seaford ACE Hardware, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 6287890. Wednesday, June 23 - Poker & Blackjack Games, Poker at the Beach, Rehoboth, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, call 227-3760. Sunday, June 26 - SPCA Adoption Event, Rehoboth Concord Pet, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 226-2300. Thursday, July 1 - SPCA Volunteer Orientation, Georgetown SPCA Shelter, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-6361. Friday, July 9 (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, July 10 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - SPCA @ Nanticoke Riverfest, Seaford. For more information, call 629-9173. Saturday, July 17 - SPCA Talk-Traveling with Pets, Tall Pines Campground, Lewes. For more information, call 6840300.
Community Yard Sale
A Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 19, beginning at 7 a.m., in Malihorn Crest, approximately two miles southwest of Seaford, off of Woodland Road. Something for everybody, including plants, shrubbery, indoor and outdoor furniture.
Safe Boating Course
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Seaford Flotilla is offering a Pad-
dlesports Course for canoers and kayakers on Monday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, 30 S. Market Street, Blades. You must register by June 14 by calling Cindi at 302-398-0309 or Betty at 302-222-3830. The cost is $10 for materials.
Western Sussex Farmers’ Market
Western Sussex Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. noon), from July 3 through Aug. 28. The Market will be located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational, fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook. For more information, call 629-2686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBQ Chicken Dinner
Bethel Church is holding a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, June 19, from 4-6 p.m. It will be held in the church’s community building, on the north end of Oak Grove Rd, west of Seaford. Dinner includes a half chicken, homemade coleslaw, macaroni salad, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. The dinner is available by tickets only (deadline is June 13). Donations: $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Carryouts are available. For tickets or information, call 410754-8681 or 302-337-8836.
Camp Invention is July 12-16
The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants’ innate creativity to solve real-world challenges. To learn more about the program, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-9684332.
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Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival
The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 13-14, at Nutter Park, Collins Ave., Seaford. There will be two extraordinary days of cultural entertainment, Afrocentric displays, ethnic food vendors, a parade, AFRAM pageant, health clinic, job fair and children’s events. For more information, visit www.EasternShoreAFRAM.org or call 628-1908.
AARP Driving Course
An AARP Driving Course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 875-2536.
Lighting of the Community Clock
The Laurel Lions Club invites the community and Town Council to attend “The Lighting of the Community Clock” in front of the Lions Club building on Central Avenue, downtown Laurel. The lighting will take place Sunday, June 20, at 1 p.m. The Lions Club wants to thank the many donors for their support to help purchase the new time and temperature unit.
Laurel Library summer programs
Friday, June 18 - Teen Summer Reading Program begins. NightLife@the Library, an after-hours, teens-only program with games, movies and pizza, 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 21 - First meeting of the Kids Acting Club for grades 2-6; 6:30 p.m. Be part of a real play! Teen Book Club with refreshments, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 - 10:30 a.m. - Preschool StoryTime Wednesday, June 23 - 2 p.m. - Rebecca Jones presents Pirate Tales! Thursday, June 24 - 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6
Youth Fishing Tournament
Laurel American Legion Post #19 will hold a youth fishing tournament on Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants must register at A&K Tackle. The fishing areas are Records Pond and Broadcreek to the railroad bridge. Prizes will be awarded in the follow-
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Genealogy class at Bridgeville Library Starting on June 16 and monthly every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., there will be a genealogy discussion group meeting for those who need help with their research. Contact the library at 337-7401 for more information.
Library seeks board member
The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2010. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be adult residents of the Woodbridge School District. A background check may be required. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operations and services of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has public meetings at the library at least four times per year, and usually meets monthly. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon Street, Bridgeville. For more information, call Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for receipt of application is June 14, 2010.
Benefit Poker Run
Jeff’s Tap Room’s benefit poker run to benefit the needy kids lunch & uniform program will be held on Saturday, June 26, at Jeff’s. Cost is $20 per rider. For more information, call 337-8602.
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Summer events at the library
The Bridgeville Library announces its summer schedule of events. Join Ms. Kathy for Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. This is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits. Family Nights are held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are anticipated. Movie Mania continues through the summer with Bring Your Own Lunch Movie Classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; this is for ages 8-15. Summer Saturday Matinees will run from June 19-Aug. 14, from 2-4 p.m. A complete movie list is available at the library. Make a Splash-READ Summer Reading Programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Join us for a summer full of reading, crafts, fun and entertainment. A complete schedule is available at the library. The Teen Reading Program is on the first and third Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us on June 18 for a Shipwrecked Pirates Survival Competition. Sign-ups required. A complete schedule is available at the library. An Introduction to Computers class will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, June 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. Class size is limited and sign-ups are required. The Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 16. Join us for a funtastic summer. All programs are free and open to the public. The new library is located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For sign ups and more information, call the library at 337-7401.
Relay for Life BBQ Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Library offers MonoMouse
The Greenwood Public Library is now offering the Bierley MonoMouse – an easy to use, hand held electronic magnifier – as part of a loan program designed to help visually impaired members of the community. The Bierley MonoMouse Hand Held Electronic Magnifier is available to be borrowed from the library in the same manner as borrowing a book. It connects to any television via the attached standard RCA plug and then the large blue button is simply pressed to start reading. For more information about the MonoMouse Magnifier at the Greenwood Library, call 302-349-5309 or ask any librarian the next time you visit the library.
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A yard sale will be held at Delmar Middle and Senior High School (DSMHS) on Saturday, June 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit the DSMHS Mentoring Program. Rain or shine - the yard sale will be held under the school awning. Spaces are available for rent for $10 for 10 feet or $15 for 20 feet. Tables are not provided. Vendors are welcome. Donations of yard sale items will also be accepted. For more information, contact Allison at 410-896-2223 or abergeron@delmar. k12.de.us or Faith at email@example.com. de.us.
Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting a Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise on Thursday, July 8. Cost is $50 per person and includes a prime rib with crab cake dinner provided by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. The cruise is aboard the Dorothy Megan. Tips are appreciated. Bus transportation from all CHEER Centers is available by reservation. The bus departs the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 3 p.m. and returns to the center at approximately 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Greenwood CHEER Center and all other CHEER Centers. Tickets must be purchased by June 24. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
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Registration for the 2010 Summer Reading Program, “Make a Splash at your Library,” begins June 17. The first event is a showing of “Star Trek, The Ambergris Planet: An Ocean Planet Visited” at 6:30 p.m.
Free cooking program
The Delmar Public Library will host a free cooking program, “Keeping Cool in
Seaford AARP trips
Oct. 25-29- Smoky Mts. Tenn.-Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch & a show from a Blast From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mts., looking for black bear and that evening have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches. Restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595.00 per person, doubles. Single - $725.00. For more information, contact Rose at 302-629-7180.
Living Waters Theater trip
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see “Psalms of David” at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Cost is $80 per person for member or $90 non-member and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasboard dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010 Deadline for payment of the trip is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Laurel Senior Center Trips
The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.
The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to Fort Delaware on Wednesday, July 14. The cost is $50 per person which includes motor coach transportation, admission to the fort and a picnic lunch. It also includes a private tour as well as a civil war prison re-enactment. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 7:30 a.m. and will return by 4:30 p.m. Reservations are limited. Call Marie at 628-9828 by Wednesday, June 23.
Trip to Louisville
AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, “My Old Kentucky Home” Place, Heaven’s Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
Delaware Grange schedule
Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence. For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.
Travel with Delaware Tech
Enjoy a matinee performance of the hilarious chaos that occurs when a young, married man spends too much time with his boss’s wife in “How the Other Half Loves!” at the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, Penn. on Wednesday, June 23. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 8565618.
List of native plants is available USCG Auxiliary
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Weekly ‘Feline Rescue’ session
Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on “Feline Rescue Resources” at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions.
Sussex County Marines
Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations, are welcome.
USPS monthly meeting
United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Republican Women meet
The Seaford Republican Women’s Club is offering people an opportunity to visit and talk with Michele Rollins, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate position formerly held by Joe Biden. The event will take place on Thursday, June 24, with Rollins speaking at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12 noon. The charge is $10 per person. Reservations are required and only a limited number will be accepted. Please call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 before Monday, June 21, to request a reservation.
The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA), the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association (DNLA) and the University of Delaware (UD) have teamed up to develop a Native Plant Nurseries List. Delaware gardeners, homeowners and landscapers have shown an increasing interest in using more native plants in gardens and landscaping. This same trend has also been observed in other parts of the United States and reflects a growing awareness of issues associated with invasive plants, and an emphasis on sustainable landscaping that recommends low maintenance, adaptable and hardy plants that are beneficial to the local environments. In addition, emerging research has shown that native plants are preferred for conserving populations of butterflies, pollinators and beneficial insects. A survey was conducted of retail and
and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The last one for this year is June 27.
wholesale establishments in the region to determine which ones were selling a significant number of native plants, and how these plants were being displayed. The Plant Industries Section in the Delaware Department of Agriculture organized the responses into two separate lists for publication. One listing is for wholesale dealers, who specialize in volume sales for, garden centers, as well as projects for highway improvement, soil stabilization, meadow and wetland restoration and other types of bioremediation. The second listing is for retail establishments. Both files can be found at the Plant Industries Section’s webpage, http:// dda.delaware.gov/plantind/index.shtml, as well as at the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association and University of Delaware, Cooperative Extension’s websites.
to compete at the sports complex that weekend. Proceeds from registrations benefit the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to reserve a space, call 856-1544 or visit www. georgetowncoc.com.
Lions Club Sandwich Sale
Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or crhs1985@ gmail.com.
Georgetown Community Yard Sale
Join the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce for its 2nd Annual Georgetown Community Yard Sale at Sports at the Beach on Saturday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $20 (Chamber members) and $25 (non-members) you will receive a 10 x 10 space on the open grounds of Sports at the Beach in Georgetown. The location offers high visibility to a high volume of beach traffic, while it provides a built in customer base because of the nearly 80 baseball teams scheduled
The Federalsburg Lions Club will have a Pit Beef & Pulled Pork Sandwich Sale on Friday, June 25, at the corner of the Federalsburg bypass on Route 313 and Veterans Drive. Meals will include a sandwich, drink, chips, pickles and brownie for $7. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. until sold out; advance orders appreciated and deliveries available. Contact Lion David Morean at 410-924-0983.
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302-629-3338 or 302-629-3299
Hours: Open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. - 7 Days a Week!
Soup Or Salad & 2 Vegs. Country breakfast buffet
A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup
Brand New Accomodations
Dinners Include Soup or Salad, 2 Vegetables & Dessert
Breakfast Special.......... $199 Broiled Lunch Special Soup or Salad Stuffed & Dessert ......$495 Flounder or Dinner Special Rockfish 2 Vegs., Soup or $ 95 Salad with $ 95 Dessert .......... 8
3 Piece Broiled Pork Chops
16 oz Broiled Prime Rib or Fried Trio FLOUNDER, SHRIMP & SCALLOPS
KIDS (Under 8) EAT FREE includes soup o salad and desser 4 PM CLOSING
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Church Bulletins Free soup and sandwiches
New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 8750727.
Free lunch and clothing
Free lunch and clothing will be offered on Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Parish Hall. The church is located on 202 North St., Seaford. This event is sponsored by Seaford Wesleyan Church (The Ark). Donations of new or gently-used clothing is gladly accepted. Please call the church office at 628-1020 for more information. Everyone is welcome.
Vacation Bible School
Laurel Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School from June 28 to July 2. Kick-off and pre-registration will be June 27 at 7 p.m. Classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Family Night Finale beginning at 5 p.m. The church is located at 33056 BiState Blvd. (west side of Rt 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.
Alliance Church offers VBS
“Heroes of Faith” is the theme of Vacation Bible School at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, June 28-July 2. Each evening begins with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program for children age 4 through grade 6. An adult class, “How to be a Hero to Your Kids” giving marriage and parenting insights is also offered
(infant and toddler care available only for parents who attend the adult class). Pre-registration is requested. Registration forms are available in the church lobby Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or online at www.atlantaroadcma.org. For more information, call 629-5600.
Women’s Day Service
Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord will host a Women’s Day 2010 Platform Service on Saturday, June 19, at 3 p.m. The theme for the day is “God’s Gifts for God’s Women” (1st Corinthians 12: 1-14). Whatever your gift, God has a word for you through His nine gifted and anointed messengers.
Old Christ Church’s schedule
Old Christ Church, an historic church in Laurel, will meet the first Sunday of each month for the summer at 10 a.m. Services will be held on July 4, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. Services are open to anyone of any denomination and will include refreshments and tours of the church after each service. The traditional “Blessing of Animals” will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email RevBackus@gmail.com and OldChristChurchLeague@gmail.com.
Epworth Vacation Bible School
Epworth United Methodist Church will become “Hero Headquarters” as it hosts Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through 6th graders.
Sessions are June 21-25, Monday through Friday, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. with a light snack served. Registration forms are available at the church and online at www.epworth-rehoboth.org. Registration deadline is Sunday, June 20. A fee of $5 per family is requested to cover materials. Epworth is located on Holland Glade Road, just north of Rehoboth Beach. For more information, call the church office at 227-7743 or visit www. epworth-rehoboth.org.
Vacation Bible School
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Sts., Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled Hero Headquarters, from June 28 to July 2, 9 11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 4 to 6th grade are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For further information, contact Susan Vanderslice at 877-0579.
Christ Lutheran hosts gospel music Christ Lutheran is hosting a Community Gospel Concert on June 19 at 6 p.m. Amanda Jones and The Kings Ambassadors will be singing. The church is located on Shipley Street in Seaford. For more information, call the church office at 629-9755.
‘High Seas Expedition’ VBS
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold its 2010 Vacation Bible School, “High Seas Expedition,” from Monday, June 21 through
Friday, June 25. VBS will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a free dinner provided for students beginning at 5 p.m. High Seas Expedition is open to children three years through completion of fifth grade. VBS is open to children of the church and the community. Pre-registration is through June 20. Prior registration greatly assists in the planning and preparation of this adventure. Registration forms are available at the entrances to the sanctuary or in the church office. Forms may also be mailed to you by calling the church office at 337-7409. “High Seas Expedition” is free, however, if anyone wishes to donate to cover the cost per child, then the suggested fees are $15 per child to cover VBS materials, and $6 for a week of dinners.
Gospel Music Benefit
Joe Dawson Music Ministry and Laurel Wesleyan Church are sponsoring a night of Gospel Music on Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at Laurel Wesleyan Church. Admission is free. A love offering will be received for the Bradford family, who lost their home in an explosion in April. The church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt. 13) in Laurel. For more information, please call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.
Community Yard Sale
Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel will have a church/community yard sale on Saturday, June 19, starting at 7 a.m. Tables will be available for community members for $10. Anyone wishing to donate items for our youth group fundraiser can contact Pastor Julie at 875-4741.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
A church you can relate to
1010S . Central Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am
200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.
The Gift of His Love Let others know where you are and when you meet. To advertise in this directory, call
Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching
Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice
C H R IST IA N C H U R C H of
22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 (Nursery & Jr. Church)
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Service 7:00 p.m.
Know, Grow, Show & Go in our Walk with Jesus Christ
Centrally located at
14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.
For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.
Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.
Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107
800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch
Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM
Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
A-Y-C-E Fish Fry
Centenary U.M. Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will host an all you can eat fish fry dinner on Saturday, June 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults $10; children (6-12) $5; and children under 6 are free.
Annual meeting at St. Luke’s
The Annual Parish Meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was held on Sunday, May 23 after the 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Herb Quick and Tom Lee were unanimously elected as new members of the Vestry. They join current Vestry members: Jim Crescenzo, Dawn Conaway, Bruce LeVan, Jinny Coxe, Sue Short, Janet Hubbard and Bonnie Getz. Brunch was served before the start of the meeting at which time the annual reports were distributed. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato chaired the meeting.
St. Luke’s newsletter
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church offers its newsletter, “Luke’s Letter” online and also via email. The newsletter is published approximately once a month and is available online at www.stlukesseaford.org. Join our email list by sending a request to StLukesEpis@comcast.net. St. Luke’s services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 a.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the rector.
Bethel UMC holds Bible school
Bethel United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 3 through fifth grade from Monday, June 21, through Thursday, June 24. This year’s program is “Egypt: Spend a while on the Nile.” Children will take an Old Testament virtual journey to ancient Egypt, where they will experience Joseph’s faith journey from prison to the palace, explore an Egyptian marketplace, play ancient games and visit with Joseph. Deadline for registration is Saturday, June 19. To register online, visit bethellewes.org. Registration may also be done in person at the church on Fourth Street in Lewes, across from Beebe Medical Center’s east parking lot. For more information, call the church at 645-9426 or email susancshea@ hotmail.com.
Special events at Mt. Calvary
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host the following special events. Women’s Day - Sunday, June 27, 4 p.m. Guest preacher is Pastor Phyllis
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Duckery of Jericho Faith Deliverance Church in Goldsboro, Md. Fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. The theme is “Women of Grace and Wisdom.” All ladies are asked to wear their best hat for this occasion. Come and bring a friend. For more information, call 302542-5752. Cannon and Robins Family Day - Sunday, July 4. Guest preacher is the Rev. Ronnierre Robinson of St. Paul AME Church, Harrington. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. For more information, call 629-6481.
Emotional wholeness seminar
Resolve emotional conflict and achieve emotional freedom from guilt, fear, worry, bitterness, anger, anxiety and more. Laurel Wesleyan Church is offering a free seminar led by Don Loden and Julius Mullen, on Friday, June 25, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 8755380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.
VBS at First Baptist
Children ages 4-12 are invited to join the action at the First Baptist Church of Seaford for exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets, music, snacks and prizes. It’s all free, so bring your friends and join us each day, June 21-25 (Monday through Friday), 9 a.m. to noon. Parents may register their children online at www.fbcseaford.org. First Baptist Church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., Seaford. For more information, call 6297161, ext. 116.
What must I do to be saved?
Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor
WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956
Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm
Children’s Church • Nursery
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973 • 302-629-9755
Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins www.christlutheranseaford.com
Praise Worship 8:15 AM • Sunday School 9:45 AM • Traditional Worship 11:15 AM
Laurel Baptist Church, SBC 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 6:45 Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), Worship, Nursery, Classes DivorceCare, KidStuf 103 (K-6 kids & their parents, 1st & 3rd for Kids & Adults Wednesday) 7:00 Intercessory 7:00 p.m. Prayer, Men’s Group Evening Service
COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16
The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE
(302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburyworship.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE
Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School
Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
United Methodist Church
Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE
Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - G. W. Cliver - 629-6206 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World
743E . Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Pastor
2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • email@example.com
Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140
A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi
All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.
543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church
26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!
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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Dale Evans
Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Traditional Service. .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Obituaries Mark A. Abbott Sr., 56
Mark Anthony Abbott Sr. of Seaford, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at his home in Seaford. He was born Sept. 25, 1953, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late George and Mary L. Stewart Abbott. Mark proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was a lifetime member of the Laurel American Legion, Post 19. He was a skilled mason who worked for various companies, and most recently worked for Eskridge Concrete in Seaford for over Abbott 15 years. He was a member of Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel which he attended for many years. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his sons. He is survived by his fiancé and longtime companion, Dawn White; five children, Mark Anthony Abbott Jr. of Laurel, Cody De’Shane Anthony Abbott of Seaford, Logan De’Ella Abbott of Seaford, Tera Volkmer of South Carolina and Charlotte Abbott of Baltimore; a stepson, Joe Ferrell of Seaford; five grandchildren; three brothers, George Abbott of Baltimore, Albert J. Stewart of Laurel and Ray David Abbott of Ocean View; a sister, Jacqueline Abbott of Ocean View; and six nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Thursday, June 10, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.shortfh.com.
Helen Hines Hood, 98
Helen Elizabeth Hines Hood, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Nags Head, N.C. Born in Howard County, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Littleton Hines and the late Margaret Elizabeth Leisher Hines and the widow of William W. Hood Sr. In 1956, she relocated with her husband and son to Littleton, Colo., where she was a member of the Ridge
Riders Saddle Club. She moved to the Outer Banks of N.C. in 1996. Mrs. Hood is survived by her son, William W. Hood Jr. and wife Norma of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; two grandchildren, William W. Hood III and Kimberlee Hood Thompson and husband, Mark; and two great-grandchildren, Tara and Logan Thompson. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Brownie Orndorff, Evelyn Hobbs and Ruth Linton and a brother, John T. Hines. No services are planned at this time. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Edward Shields, 63
Edward “Eggbeater” Shields of Seaford went to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Edward was born Sept. 19, 1946, in Cashville, Va., to the late Tully and Amy Shields.He was a glass glazer with Charlie Brown Glass in Salisbury, Md. One of Ed’s favorite hobbies was to set up as a vendor at Bargain Bill’s in Laurel and Spence’s Flea Market in Dover. He was a member of Good Samaritan Christian Fellowship in Shields Seaford. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two stepchildren, Ray Justice III and wife Traci of Exmore, Va. and Wendy Willey and husband Shawn of Bridgeville; a sister, Gladys Webb and her companion, Maurice Figgs of Crisfield, Md.; five grandchildren, Brooke, Devon, Skylar and Braden Justice and Courtney Willey; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Good Samaritan Christian Fellowship in Seaford on Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.
T. Hastings Happy Father’s Day Harvey 1/19/42 - 1/11/2009
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fleischauer Funeral Home, PO Box 502, Greenwood, DE 19950, to defray the cost of funeral expenses.
Manor Benevolence Fund, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements are in the care of Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
Clyde E. Culp Jr., 93
Anne McLendon Sulzbach, 76
Clyde E. Culp Jr. died at the Methodist Manor House on Thursday, June 10, 2010, with his family at his side. Born in York, Pa., he was the son of Clyde E. Culp and Maude W. Culp. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lutie D. Culp; a son, Clyde E. Culp III and wife Mary Ellen; a daughter, Cynthia Heflin and husband Don; six grandchildren: Kelly Hoelzer, Suzanne Harrison, Darby Culp, Matthew Fad, Regan Fad and Rebecca McElwee; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Culp was a graduate of Penn State University. He worked for the General Adjustment Bureau his entire career in Washington, D.C., Patchogue, N.Y. and Hempstead, N.Y. He retired as V.P. regional manager in 1978. He and his wife lived in Blue Point, N.Y., for 26 years. They retired to New Bern, N.C., where they resided for 23 years before coming to the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, in 1999. Mr. Culp served in officer capacities on many boards and associations including Kiwanis Club, Blue Goose Society, Little League/Babe Ruth Baseball and the Congregational Church. In New Bern, he served in the Civitan Club, Community Soup Kitchen and First Presbyterian Church. In Seaford, Mr. Culp attended Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, on Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the Methodist
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Anne McLendon Sulzbach passed away at home on June 6, 2010, with her son and daughter by her side, after a courageous two year struggle with cancer. She is survived by son Michael Sulzbach, daughter Kim Johnson and husband Tim, brother Robert McLendon and wife Shirley, sister Molly Schubert and husband Dana, Sulzbach nieces Georgia and Julie, and grandchildren Joshua and Annie. Born in Green Bay, WI she graduated from the U of W, Stevens Point, with a BS in history and english. Anne spent most of her life working in professions that allowed her to make a difference in the lives of others. She was always involved in her local church and loved singing in the choir. Anne will be remembered for her courage, kindness, her free spirit and love of life. Many thanks to her faithful friends in DE Sulzbach - Early Photo and MD - she loved you all! Memorials preferred to Mount Olivet Church, 315 High St, Seaford DE 19973.
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Biden warns seniors about new Medicare benefit scam
Gathering to flip a switch symbolizing the connection of the turbine to the electrical grid are, from left, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, CEOE faculty member Jeremy Firestone, CEOE Dean Nancy Targett, Gamesa North America CEO Dirk Matthys and UD President Patrick Harker.
UD, Gamesa commission turbine Culminating years of planning and study, the University of Delaware and Gamesa Technology Corporation held a ceremony on June 11 to commission a 2-megawatt wind turbine at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Several dignitaries joined in the celebration, including Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.), Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara, City of Lewes Mayor James Ford, and Deputy Director Michael Robinson of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Technology Center. The project is part of a joint venture, First State Marine Wind, between UDowned Blue Hen Wind and Gamesa Technology Corporation. The City of Lewes and Sustainable Energy Developments Inc. (SED) are also key partners. The land-based campus turbine stands 400 feet high from its tower base to the apex of its blade at peak rotation. Each of the turbine’s three blades is 144 feet long. “Gamesa has invested more than $220 million on U.S. manufacturing and wind energy development. As an industry leader, we are always looking for new opportunities, like our partnership with the University of Delaware, to move America toward a more sustainable, domestic clean energy future,” Gamesa North America CEO Dirk Matthys said.
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Dennis Messick who passed away June 14, 1997
It was hard to part With the one we loved, You will never be forgotten Sadly Missed by The Messick Family
A typical 2-megawatt turbine provides enough emissions-free electricity to power about 500 average homes, so the single turbine is expected to provide clean, carbon-free electricity for the entire campus, which is part of UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). At times, the turbine will generate more than enough power for the campus; the excess will be fed to the electric grid. The university will provide any excess power at the same cost the Lewes Board of Public Works pays wholesale, so there will be no additional charge to Lewes customers for getting a portion of their power from a local, clean resource. Carbon-free electricity is not the only benefit of the turbine, however. “This project will enhance research in areas such as turbine corrosion, avian impacts, and policy issues related to renewable energy,” said Nancy Targett, CEOE dean. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara noted the economic benefits of wind energy. “Transitioning to a clean energy economy has the potential to improve our environment and create thousands of jobs,” he said. “The UD-Gamesa partnership will demonstrate significant economic and environmental benefits for this transition and serves as a model for future off-shore development.”
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who helped my husband, Allen G. Russell, when he passed out at the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Kiwanis Park in Seaford. He is now home from the hospital and much improved. Thank you to all of you. Sincerely, June S. Russell
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office is advising Delaware’s senior citizens that scammers may try to use a new Medicare benefit to trick them into divulging sensitive personal financial information. Starting this month, the federal government will mail $250 checks to Medicare patients who fall into a gap in prescription drug coverage commonly known as the “doughnut hole.” Recipients who have already reached their coverage limits and fallen into the “doughnut hole” should be receiving their checks in the next few weeks. Those who reach this limit later will receive a check at that time. Eligible Medicare recipients will receive their check automatically. They do not need to provide any personal information such as credit card numbers or bank account numbers to receive their checks. “Protecting senior citizens and all Delawareans from scam artists seeking to prey on them is a top priority of Attorney General Biden’s,” said Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles Butler. “Fortunately, it is easy to avoid this scam because there is no need to give out any personal information. If anyone contacts you claiming they need your credit card or bank account number before you
can receive your $250 check, hang up immediately. The caller is lying and probably part of a fraud scheme to steal from you.” The $250 benefit is part of the federal health care reform law enacted earlier this year. In April, Biden warned Delawareans to be on the lookout for potential scams that claim to be selling fake insurance products related to that new law. In response to those scams, Biden issued the following suggestions to Delawareans: • Be skeptical of phone solicitations offering to sell health care plans involving the made-up term “Obamacare.” • Check with the Delaware Department of Insurance at 800-282-8611 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine whether an insurance company is licensed with the state before making any purchase. • Do not believe a caller who claims to be selling the “final spots” on government insurance plans like Medicaid or Medicare. As always, Biden added, Delawareans should be careful not to disclose personal data over the phone to parties that may not be trustworthy. If you suspect you have been contacted by a scam operation, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline at 1-800-220-5424.
Bless The Bradford’s The Laurel family who lost their home in an explosion
A Gospel Music Benefit sponsored by
Joe Dawson Music Ministry & Laurel Wesleyan Church
Saturday, June 19th @ 6 pm At
Laurel Wesleyan Church
30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt. 13), Laurel, DE Admission is Free
A Love Offering for The Bradford Family will be received. Featured Singers Include:
The Lights of Home • Bill Primrose Amy Holloway Stark • Joe Dawson Rev. Ken Deusa • Pastor Ben Sorrells For more info call the church 875-5380
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Join me in starting a movement toward ‘eleemosynary’ reading Lindsay Waters, executive editor for the humanities at Harvard Uniynn arks versity Press, tells me that I should be worried about the future of EngBut there is somelish literature. As if, with climate change, war and the oil spill in the thing deeply satisfying Gulf, I didn’t already have enough about reading fiction to worry about. Waters sees society’s constant that was written long focus on speed and productivity ago. as undermining the slow, steady concentration that is required for readers to fully enjoy essays and novels. A proponent of what he calls “slow recently completed the twin epistolary novels “Clarissa” and “Pamela,” written reading,” he compares our push to get in the 1700s and both very slow-moving. through a novel and on to the next one to And her husband, when, during my recent manufacturers’ focus on the bottom line. visit, he wanted a break from conversation “The mighty imperative is to speed everything up, but there might be some ad- with his mother-in-law, picked up a collecvantage in slowing things down,” he wrote tion of Anton Chekov’s short stories. In addition, I have not noticed any in 2007 in “Time for Reading,” an essay change in the way I read novels. If anyfor the The Chronicle of Higher Education. thing, my concentration skills are better “People are trying slow eating. Why not than they were when I was younger. slow reading?” Too prove my point, I am aiming high Nicholas Carr goes even further. In an in my annual selection of classic literature article in the Atlantic, the writer argues to read during the summer. This year’s that the Internet, and its ready supply of information, is changing the way we think, choice: “Tom Jones,” by Henry Fielding. More properly called “The History of Tom and consequently the way we read. Jones, a Foundling,” the book was writ“Immersing myself in a book or a ten in 1749 and is one of the first English lengthy article used to be easy,” he wrote. novels. “My mind would get caught up in the narThe edition I have, a Modern Library rative or the turns of the argument, and version, has 886 pages. I am confident that I’d spend house strolling through long I’ll make it through; last summer, after all, stretches of prose. That’s rarely the case I completed both classic literature selecanymore. Now my concentration often tions that I made, Dickens’ “Great Expecstarts to drift after two or three pages. I tations” and “The Tempest” by Shakeget fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. The deep reading speare. I’m on a roll. And I’m not going to allow myself to that used to come naturally has become a become discouraged by the first sentence struggle.” Carr quotes Maryanne Wolf, a develop- in “Tom Jones”: “An author ought to mental psychologist at Tufts University, as consider himself, not as a gentleman who worrying that Internet reading, typically in gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, a style that emphasizes efficiency and imat which all persons are welcome for their mediacy above all else, “may be weakenmoney.” ing our capacity for the kind of deep readGranted, I had never seen the word ing” that emerged after the printing press “eleemosynary” before I read that sentence made novels possible. and could not, without the help of WebWell, maybe so. But I know at least ster, figure out what it means. (“Charifour young people, my son, daughter and table,” for those enquiring minds, and my their spouses, all of whom read extensively computer’s spell check recognized it.) But and read complex material. My daughter
2010 Arts & Humanities Award Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is seeking nominations for its 2010 Arts & Humanities Award. The nomination period is June 1 through Aug. 1. The winner will be announced Aug. 5, with the award presented at the Sept. 30 event showcasing the recipient’s talent. This award is presented annually to honor an individual, business or organization for outstanding accomplishments in artistic or humanitarian endeavors that have positively impacted our greater community. Nominations are open to the public. Recipients are selected by members of the Owens Campus Development Council. The criteria for nomination are: the nominee’s artistic or humanitarian contributions must impact the college’s geographic area of influence; the contributions
may be in either a personal or professional capacity; the nominee must be active in the nominated capacity for at least three years and may not be engaged in an active political campaign for elected office; preference may be given to the timeliness of achievements (current achievements preferred); and the award may be granted posthumously but not in absentia. Nominations may be obtained by contacting Alison Buckley at 855-1607. Completed forms must be submitted by Aug. 1 via several options: mail — Arts & Humanities Award, c/o Alison Buckley, Delaware Tech Owens Campus, P.O. Box 660, Georgetown, DE 19947; fax — 8555982; or e-mail answers to the nomination form questions to: email@example.com; or in person to the Delaware Tech office in the William A. Carter Partnership Center.
the rest of the sentence is easily understandable. I like popular literature as much as the next reader. I just completed the two most recent installments in the Mary Russell/ Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie King and am looking forward to Martha Grimes’ latest mystery featuring Richard Jury and Melrose Plant. But there is something deeply satisfying about reading fiction that was written long ago. “The shadows began now to descend larger from the high mountains; the feathered creation had betaken themselves
to their rest,” Fielding writes at the start of chapter IX in book VIII. What beauty there is in that simple composition. I invite anyone who wants to join me to grab a copy of “Tom Jones” and start reading. As Arlo Guthrie said, only one or two people doing something doesn’t mean much. But if three people do it, others may see an organization. And if 50 people do it, “friends, they may think it’s a movement.” A movement for classic literature. That would be worthy of mention in The Atlantic or by the Harvard University Press, don’t you think?
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hEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8
COUNCIL RACE - Seaford City Council election Saturday. Page 5
at RISK - DOE’s Business in Education program may be cut next year. Page 5
HEROES - Desire to help youth excel in life is John’s goal. Page 8
By Lynn R. Parks
BRIDGE - Public invited to ‘open house’ of Indian River Bridge project. Page 11
SCAMS - IRS says to be aware of these latest tax scams. Page 14 ENFORCEMENT - OHS and State Police partner on speed enforcement initiative. Page 15
GREEN - Del Tech’s first Energy House to be built on Georgetown campus. Page 28
FINAL WORD - What is your share of the national debt? The answer may shock you. Page 51
BRIDGEVILLE CELEBRATES - Fire company member Doug Jones drives the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 1936 REO Speedwagon fire engine in the Bridgeville volunteer Fire Company’s 100th anniversary parade. Story and related photos about Saturday’s celebration on page 47. Photo by Lynn Parks
BURGESS INvITATIONAL - The Seaford, Woodbridge, and Sussex Tech track and field teams take part in the Keith S. Burgess Invitational. Page 39
BACK IN ACTION - The local high school teams return to action this week. See page 42 for results from Mondays and Tuesdays games.
STARS - A baseball player and a track and field athlete are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41
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The Seaford School District got an OK says to be aware of these latest SCaMS - IRS taxhike scams. Page from its residents for a tax to pay for14 gOIn’ WEStERn - The Laurel Lions show band practices for their 49th annual variety show, “Lets Go Western,” which will new roofs and elevators. Tuesday’s referbe held April 22 - 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. From left are Jim Littleton on drums, Linda Premo on piano, Bob Murphy on guitar and Cheryl Jones on keyboard. Jeff Premo on saxophone is not pictured. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for youngins endum won with 68 percent of the vote. (under 12). Nearly 700 people voted in the referendum, according to unofficial results posted laDy BullDOgS - The Laurel varsity softball by the Sussex County Department of Electeam hosted Caravel last Thursday in a non-confertions. Of those, 475 voted for battle. the measure ence Page 39 and 222 voted against. BaCK aCtIOn - The local high school teams “We won!!!” said an e-mail sentInout by returned to action this week following spring break. district spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson. See page 43 for results from Monday and Tuesday’s games.in the disFor the average homeowner trict, approval of the referendum will StaRS OFmean thE WEEK- A Laurel varsity softball By Mike McClure meaning Laurel would have to start the trict’s current facilities. That study was an additional $10 a year.player Property andowners a Laurel track and field athlete are this process of requesting state funding all commissioned by the Laurel School The Laurel School Board met last week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 41 pay school taxes based on county assessover again at the end of the year. District and was conducted by Studio Thursday afternoon to discuss the Discussion of the current plan and JAED, a third party architect and engiments. Average property assessment in the major capital improvement plan which the scheduling of a new referendum neering firm. failed, 1444-1241, in a vote on March district is about $16,000. each died for lack of a motion during According to Marinucci, if the cost 31 and to act on a possible second refContact The additional revenue will helpus pay INSIDE of renovating a school is 50 percent of erendum. In the end, the board chose to Thursday’s meeting. The district plans for new roofs for Central Elementary, Seato hold a pair of public hearings in the the cost to build a new one or more, get more input from the public before Subscriptions Bulletin Board 16 future. the state asks districts to build new ford Middle and West Seaford Elementary setting a second and final vote. firstname.lastname@example.org Business 6 “If the majority wants us to come facilities (unless the structure has hisschools, as well as a new roof for the gym The Laurel School District had the back with the same thing (plan) we toric, cultural, or architectural signifiChurCh 21 option of sending the proposed plan, LaurelItStar at the Seaford Middle School. will News also will. I’m not saying we will do that,” cance). The district planned to retain which included the construction of a Classifieds 30 pay to replace email@example.com in Seaford Middle said Laurel School Board President the 1920’s/30’s section of the middle middle school/high school complex eduCation 36 Jerry White. “We will not be shooting school and build four new schools with School and Seaford High School. and elementary school complex, back Laurel Star Sports final Word 51 for a May 20 referendum.” the middle school and high school and The state will pay firstname.lastname@example.org percent of the to the public in mid May. A successful John Marinucci, Education the two elementary schools each sharGas lines 36 referendum could have meant funding cost of the roof replacement and elevator Associate for Facility Planning ing a complex. Gourmet 38 in the FY 2011 state budget, but an Advertising projects. and Management with the state “The cost to renovate in some cases unsuccessful one would have sent the email@example.com health 24 Department of Education (DOE), was The district will also build a wing on were actually above the cost of a new board back to the drawing board. l etters 50 on hand to explain the process and to school,” Marinucci said. “Going from Central Elementary School to accommoSchool districts can only send an Business Report answer residents’ questions. Marinucci lynn Parks 29 four buildings to three buildings would issue to referendum twice in a 12 date elementary firstname.lastname@example.org who are orthopediscussed the study that was used to save money.” mike Barton 49 month period and the district’s cerdically handicapped. 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KIDS FIRST - Children’s health is the focus of two weekend events. Page 3
CLASS PLAY - Seaford Middle School students presenting Beauty and the Beast Jr. musical. Page 49
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
ItalIan nIght - The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary hold their first Italian Night on April 17. 50 will cents The buffet will be at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.
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First round of prescription checks mailed to Delaware seniors Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman (both D-Del.) recently announced that the first round of checks have been mailed to help Delaware seniors with the cost of their prescription drugs in the Medicare Part D coverage gap, known as the “donut hole.” On Thursday, June 10, the tax-free, $250 rebate checks were mailed to seniors who have already hit the Medicare
Rhonda McDowell and Dominic Cipolla
McDowell, Cipolla to wed in fall
Dr. Dorothea McDowell announces the engagement of her daughter, Rhonda Lee McDowell of Laurel, to Dominic Angelo Cipolla of Harbeson. Dominic is the son of Michael and Susan Cipolla of New Castle. Rhonda is also the daughter of the late Ron McDowell of Laurel. Rhonda, a 2001 graduate of Laurel Senior High School, attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. She is the manager of Hallmark Store #70 in Seaford and is the district trainer for Hallmark Corporate stores. Dominic is a 1993 graduate of Hodgson High School and attended Western Carolina University in Asheville, N.C. He is the owner and operator of Coastal Custom Services specializing in flooring installation. A small gathering of family and friends is planned for a mid-October wedding.
“donut hole” and do not receive Medicare Extra Help. Just one of the benefits of the healthcare reform bill, checks will be mailed each month in 2010 to seniors as they encounter the gap in their prescription drug coverage. Last year, approximately 11,900 Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware hit the “donut hole” and did not qualify for Medicare Extra Help to defray the cost of their
prescription drugs. Starting in 2011, Delaware Medicare beneficiaries who do not receive Medicare Extra Help will receive a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs and biologics they purchase when they are in the coverage gap. The coverage in the gap will increase on top of the discount until 2020, when the “donut hole” will be completely closed.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also provides free annual wellness visits for Delaware seniors and eliminates deductibles, copayments, and other cost-sharing for preventive care. The law includes incentives for care coordination to improve health care quality and to better spend the more than 90 percent of Medicare dollars spent on treating chronic conditions.
In addition, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act works to protect Delaware seniors from fraud and identity theft scams. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice will convene a series of regional fraud prevention summits and invite top federal and Delaware officials to help ensure fraud is being reduced across the country.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
The Gold team poses for a photo during the Blue-Gold all-star football media day which took place last weekend at the University of Delaware. The 55th annual contest, which benefits organizations helping citizens with intellectual disabilities, will take place on Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure
Western Sussex players gear up for 55th Annual Blue-Gold football game By Mike McClure
The Blue-Gold all-star football game, sponsored by the Delaware Foundation for Reaching Citizens with intellectual disabilities (DFRC), will celebrate its 55th year next Saturday at the University of Delaware. The two teams’ coaches have extensive experience with the annual contest. Former Sussex Tech head football coach Bill Collick, who was recently hired by Cape Henlopen, played in the game in 1970. While this is the first time he has coached the team, his cousin and son also played for the Gold squad. “When you look at the cause and what it’s for, it’s quite special,” said Collick. “I think any kid that plays high school football in Delaware aspires to play in this game.” Blue coach Mike Ryan of McKean was a team captain for the Blue in 1988 and has served as an assistant coach four times. This year’s Gold squad includes 11 Western Sussex players including: Sussex Tech’s Aikeem Brewer, Brad Ellingsworth, Joe Casullo, Dylan Fox, and Andrew Hitchens; Delmar’s James Lee and Scott Kunkowski; Laurel’s Nick Munoz; Seaford’s Deshawn McIvor; and Woodbridge’s T.J. Jefferson and Trevor Wescott. “It’s going to be a great way to end our high school football careers,” Brewer said
of playing on the Blue Hens’ field. “I couldn’t imagine playing on a field in front of that many people,” said Kunkowski. “It’s definitely going to be a different experience,” McIvor added. The five Sussex Tech grads will have a chance to play for Collick and his assistants one last time in Saturday’s game. “It’s a great opportunity to play for him again,” said Casullo. Other players, once rivals, will be playing together for the first time. “I never would’ve thought I’d have a Laurel sticker on my helmet,” Kunkowski said of the BlueGold tradition of exchaning team stickers. Munoz, the lone Laurel player, echoed those sentiments. From Pop Warner to varsity Scott Kunkowski football, he has always donned the red and white. A family affair- Nick’s grandfather William Thomas Boyce played in the second Blue-Gold game while older brother Seth took part in the 50th annual contest in 2005. Jefferson’s cousin G.L. Jefferson and uncles George and Richard also played for the Gold while his sister, Erin,
Former Sussex Tech head football coach Bill Collick talks about the BlueGold football game during a media day press conference last Sunday. Collick played in the game in 1970 and his son represented the Ravens in 2003. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel’s Nick Munoz, left, and Delmar’s James Lee, right, are two of the 11 Western Sussex players who will play in the Blue-Gold all-star football game on Saturday in Newark. Photo by Mike McClure
was a cheerleader. Wescott’s brother, Jordan, also represented the Raiders in the game. Buddies- The hand-in-hand program, which matches the games participants with people with intellectual disabilities, became a part of the Blue-Gold game in 1974. This year’s Gold buddy is Jessika Kulley of Seaford. Kulley is a freshman at Woodbridge High School and is involved with the marching band and the drama club. She is matched with the Sussex Tech players. “It’s eye opening. It’s been a good experience,” Ellingsworth said. “It gives you a different perspective,” added Hitchens. Kunkowski is matched with Bradley
Moore, who he took bowling earlier this year. “He’s a lot of fun,” Kunkowski said. “Getting to know him is a pretty good experience. Everybody should experience something like that. You get to appreciate what you have in life,” said Munoz, who is matched with Matthew Wingate. Future plans- Many of the Western Sussex players will play football in college next Fall. Kunkowski will attend McDaniel College where he will also study business administration. Casullo is going to James Madison University where he will play football and major in psychology. Hitchens plans to play football and study political science at Kutztown University. Continued on page 28
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Regan Green of Carey’ Towing delivers a pitch against a Wash-N-Vac batter during last week’s Major League softball game in Laurel. Green had 19 strikeouts and collected four hits at the plate in her team’s win. Photo by Mike McClure
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Laurel Little League- Major League softball- Carey’s Towing 13, Wash-N-Vac 1- For Carey’s Towing, Hannah Layton went 2-4 with a double; Rachel Davis was 3-4 with a pair doubles; and Regan Green had four hits including two doubles, a triple, and a home run and struck out 19 batters. Kelsey Ridpath drew three walks, Shyla Timmons and Angie Monteleone each had a pair of walks, Alexis Newman drove in a run, and Lexi Harris got the game ball for her work as the team’s catcher. For Wash-N-Vac, Breennah Bell and Tristen West each had a hit and Lexi Ullman recorded eight strikeouts. Nanticoke Little League- Minor League baseball- Orioles 1, Red Sox 0- After regulation, the game was 0-0, which is unheard of in Minor League baseball. Caden Dickerson scored the winning run in extra innings on an RBI single from Christian Chandler. Both teams played really good defense. The pitching was great, but kids were putting the ball in play and fielders did their jobs. It was impressive to see. For the Orioles, Dickerson stole two bases and scored the winning run; Ethan Lambert went 1-3 with a pair of stolen bases; Chandler had a hit and the game-winning RBI; and Tyler Elzey and Bubba White each went 1-2. Lambert allowed no runs and three hits and struck out 10 while walking one in five innings. Elzey pitched the final two shutout innings, walking one while striking out five. For the Red Sox, Brady Parks went 2-3 and Derek Johnson was 1-2. Dustin Rolf threw four shutout innings, allowing only two hits, two walks, and striking out eight. Dylan Arminger allowed only one run on two hits with four strikeouts in three innings. No results were submitted by the Delmar Little League. Members of the Allen Body Works t-ball team prepare to make a play on the infield during last week’s L a u r e l Little League baseball game. P h o t o by Mike McClure
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor
Post 6 pitcher Eric Sharff comes home with a pitch during his team’s home loss to Fox Post 2 last Tuesday in Seaford. Photo by Mike McClure
Post 6 Patriots fall to Fox Post 2 in American Legion opener By Lynn Schofer The first home game of the 2010 American Legion baseball season was completed last Tuesday in Seaford as the Post 6 Patriots hosted Fox Post 2. Fox Post 2 scored in almost every inning to win their first game of the season, 18-6, while the Patriots fell to 1-2. The game was close in the early innings and although Fox Post opened the first inning with two runs, pitcher Eric Sharff received some help from his defense when Zach Reynolds flipped to Casey Zitvogel who threw to first for the double play. Sharff then ended the inning with a strikeout spoiling Fox’s chance for a big first inning. Sussex West sent eight batters to the box in the bottom of the first, scoring four times on base hits by Adam Troyer, Dylan Shockley, Zach Reynolds, and Chad Sturgeon. It was in the top of the third that the seams began to unwind for Post 6, allowing five runs on a wild pitch and two throwing errors. Sharff gave up a single and triple that moved the Fox Post to within one run but worked hard and struck out the next batter. Fox Post tied the score on a wild pitch and followed with three straight base hits, a hit batter, and an error that gave Fox the 7-4 lead. Hunter Absher opened the fourth inning with a base hit followed by a walk to Jake Williams and Jordan Stanley. Tyler Troyer drove two men in on a double and Sussex West was within reach. Fox Post 2 would respond by adding a run in both the fifth and sixth innings. Post 6 was unable to contain the offense of Fox Post and in the sixth inning Fox’s Tommy Dill quickly added to the lead with his two-run home run. Later in the inning Fox’s Kevin O’Shea’s right field double gave Fox an eight-run lead. The Patriots went quickly in the sixth inning and Fox Post 2 returned to the plate in the seventh to put up four more runs on three hits and three errors. Nanticoke posted seven errors in the 18-6 loss. Reynolds and Shockley each had two hits and Jordan Stanley, Tyler Troyer, Adam Troyer, Sturgeon, Hunter Absher, and Justin Allen each had one hit in the loss.
Sometimes there is a lot of hype about a player for a reason. Such is the case with Washington Nationals (or Natinals as the team’s jerseys read last year) pitcher Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg, the Nationals’ number one pick out of San Diego State a year ago, built up a great deal of anticipation as he mowed through AA and AAA this Spring. As a result, there was a lot of hype going into the 23-year-old’s Major League debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. Some pundits (Curt Schilling) predicted he would automatically become one of the game’s best pitchers while others projected mediocre numbers for the rookie pitcher. While it is still questionable whether he’ll be consistently dominate throughout the season, there is no doubt that the nay sayers were dead wrong. Strasburg, who has allowed three runs and six hits and has 22 strikeouts in 12 and a third innings, is the real deal. You don’t know how much this pains me to admit. As an Orioles’ and Phillies’ fan and a Nationals’ and Yankees’ hater, I don’t like to see my teams’ foes get good players. Just having Strasburg will not automatically make Washington a contender, but it’s a start. The Orioles on the other hand, are going in the opposite direction. Baltimore drafted Jaime Garcia in the 30th round in 2004 but chose not to sign him due to a poorly translated test given to the young pitcher from Mexico. So Garcia re-entered the draft in 2005 and went to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round. After playing in the Futures game in 2008 and having Tommy John surgery the following off-season, Garcia is up with the Cards and is likely going to make the all-star team (6-2, 1.49, 72.1 IP, 59K). Too bad the Orioles can’t fire
their owner instead of their manager. All-American- Recent Salisbury University graduate Lauren Correll of Bridgeville received yet another honor when she was selected to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic AllAmerica Women’s At Large second team. Correll, a key member of the school’s national champion field hockey team, had a 3.88 GPA The Sussex Tech alum also earned a spot on the 2009 NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. On the field, she tallied 78 goals and 178 points in her collegiate career, the second most in school history. Correll was selected as a third team All-American, second team Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Mid-Atlantic, and first team Capital Athletic Conference. Blue Hens- All of the sudden Sussex County has gained the attention of the University of Delaware. Delmar grad Mallory Elliott will be attending the school and playing field hockey, joining fellow Wildcat Dylan Shupe, who will play baseball there. Laurel’s Chris Cutsail is hoping to join the Blue Hens’ baseball team as a walk-on. Former Bulldog Cody Bristow has played football at the school for the past two seasons after making it as a walk-on. Blue-White, Blue-Gold- Delmar grad Corie Elliott represented the Wildcats in the Blue-White soccer game last week. Elliott also received third team all-state honors. Sussex Tech grad Justin Allen of Laurel was the MVP for the Gold team in the Blue-Gold baseball team after hitting a two-run triple. Quick hits- Sussex Tech’s Matt King of Seaford was missing from the photo of the Ravens’ baseball team and was not listed in the caption in last week’s paper. Sam Grahovac’s name was also misspelled. The Star apologizes for these mistakes.
Catalfamo nets three goals in Blue-White game Delmarva Christian’s Tom Catalfamo scored three goals and dished out one assist in the Blue-White boys’ lacrosse senior all-star game last Saturday. Delmar’s Jose Flores and Sussex Tech’s David Fluharty were also selected to play in the game.
Post 6 Patriots split a pair of weekend doubleheaders
The Post 6 Patriots split doubleheaders against Delvets and Delaware Post 1 in games last weekend. Sussex West moved to 3-4 after going 2-2 in games last Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Post 6 scored three runs in the first and seven in the second and held on for a 12-11 win over Delvets in game one. Kegan Yossick had two doubles, a run, and four RBIs; Jordan Stanley collected two hits including a double and had two runs and two RBIs; Tyler Troyer went 3-5 with three runs and two RBIs; and Ryan Craft was 1-2 with a run and an RBI. Delvets took game two by the score of 10-4. Tyler Absher went 2-4 with two RBIs and Jamil Moore added two hits and a run for the Patriots. Sussex West won the opening game of Sunday’s twin bill against Delaware Post 1, 9-8. Stanley, Tyler Troyer, and Moore each had two hits and two runs. The Patriots scored four in the seventh to tie the game before adding a run in the ninth for the win. Conner Cooper allowed no runs and no hits while striking our three in one and two thirds innings of relief for the win. Delaware Post 1 won the second game, 11-5, despite Chad Sturgeon’s homer and three RBIs in the loss.
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Hooper wins first Super Pro race of season at U.S. 13 Dragway
By Charlie Brown
Ronnie Hooper of Cambridge posted his first win of the season Friday night at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Tim Foskey, Jr. of Rhodesdale, Md. triumphed in Pro and Anthony Buckson rode to his second straight win in Pro Bike. Other winners included: Crystal Hudson of Millsboro in Street Eliminator; Jason Snead of Georgetown in Import; Bradley Nickerson of Clayton, Del. in Bike Trophy; Bradley Keyton of Severn, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Shelby Bireley of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 2. Hooper in his ’74 Vega faced Rex Lilley of Laurel in his ’88 Mustang in the Super Pro final. Hooper had the better reaction light and took the win with a 10.308/126.03 on a 10.25 dial-in. Lilley ran an 8.797/152.36 on an 8.77 dial. Semifinalists were Tommy Ketterman of Salisbury who lost to Lilley and Veanetta Ennis of Pocomoke City who lost to Hooper. Foskey in his ’66 Chevelle met Kevin Parks of Greensboro, Md. in his ’72 Vega in the Pro final. Foskey had the better reaction and was on his dial to take the win with a 9.589/135.17 on a 9.58 dial. Parks broke out with a 10.137 on a 10.16 dial. Semi-finalists were Roger Ridgeway, Jr. of Dover who lost to Parks and Vincent Wade of Eden, Md. who lost to Foskey. Buckson on his Suzuki rode up against Charles Nock of Greenwood on his Suzuki in the Pro Bike final. Buckson took his third win of the season with an 11.110/114.63 on an 11.06 dial. Nock
had a 9.478/146.29 on a 9.04 dial. Semifinalist was Ron Fensick, II of Bridgeville, who lost to Nock. Defending Street champion, Crystal Hudson was matched against Andy Davenport of Seaford in the Street final. Hudson posted her third win with an 11.483/106.73 on an 11.43 for the win. Davenport ran a 17.606/78.92 on a 17.53. Snead defeated Erik Seal of Laurel in the Import final. Snead ran a 13.532/82.67 on a 13.30 dial. Seal had a 17.150/80.65 on a 16.90 dial. In Bike Trophy it was Nickerson over Ray Purnell of Ellendale. Purnell had the better reaction but didn’t run his dial and Nickerson got the win with an 11.307/122.13 on an 11.20 dial. Purnell had an 11.176/101.70 on a 10.30 dial. The Jr. Dragster 1 final paired Keyton and Kody Mariner of Salisbury. Kody broke and Keyton got his first U.S. 13 win with a 9.142/68.90 on a 9.11 dial. In Jr. Dragster 2 it was Shelby Bireley taking on Cortney Cathell. The defending champion, Bireley, took the win with a 7.907/82.04 on a 7.90 dial while Cathell ran an 8.144/78.65 on an 8.11 dial. Lee Schoolfield of Salisbury was involved in a scary crash in the Super Pro eliminations. Schoolfield’s dragster went out of control at the finish line flipping several times and breaking in half. Bunky Truitt made contact with the crashing car but was able to maintain control. Fortunately both drivers were uninjured. Schoolfield would like to thank all those that came to his assistance after the crash.
Pettyjohn collects $3,750 pay day in Elk Mooneyham Memorial By Charlie Brown Ten-time Super Late Model champion Kenny Pettyjohn returned to action on Saturday night for the 30-lap Elk Mooneyham Memorial which posted a $2,500 bonus to the winner and came away with the big payday. Pettyjohn started on the pole by virtue of winning his heat then having his crew member win an unusual contest. Crew members from the top two finishers in the heats had to eat a hot dog and drink a large Pepsi then sprint 50 yards to finish line! Pettyjohn’s crew member was the quickest earning him the pole. Ricky Elliott started in the second spot and immediately gave chase with David Hill and Mark Pettyjohn dueling for third. Mark Pettyjohn took the third spot from Hill then drove by Elliott for second. The yellow was out on lap 11 and on the restart, Elliott moved back into the second spot. Mark Pettyjohn’s chances ended on lap 14 when the front suspension broke bringing out the yellow. Hill grabbed second on the halfway restart and Mark Byram moved by Elliott for third. With 10 to go Kenny Pettyjohn held a 2.5 second lead over Hill as Elliott got back by Byram for third. A pair of yellows on lap 23 and one on lap 24 kept the field tightly bunched. Elliott had saved his tires and began his move with three to go as he pulled past Hill. Rob Schirmer also turned up the wick following Elliott into third. Elliott made a bid for the lead on the final lap but Pettyjohn had also saved a little for the end and held on in the ASI/KPR/Rocket taking the win by .197 seconds over Elliott. “I really don’t like starting on the pole but I have to thank my crew there,” said Pettyjohn. “I knew Rick was probably saving his tires and I was too. I did some business with Mr. Mooneyham and it tickles me to win tonight because he was a nice fellow.” Heats were won by Kenny Pettyjohn and Elliott. Donald Lingo, Jr. received a $1,500 bonus for being the first finishing track regular running on the American Racer track tire. The 15-lap Crate Model feature was an exciting event especially for Justin Breeding who took full advantage of his pole starting position to earn his first career win. Jack Mullins, Jr. gave chase from second as Matt Hill worked by Joe Warren for third. The yellow was out at the halfway sign for a spin. Breeding had a great restart as Hill, Tyler Reed and Mullins battle for second. Mullins regained second with three to go and Reed followed into third. Breeding would make no mistakes as he took his first win in the Mark Breeding and Son Excavating/Rocket and the $100 bonus. Mullins settled for second with Reed third, Hill fourth and Warren fifth. Fast time in qualifying was set by Eric Vent.
Brightbill notches Elk Mooneyham Memorial for fifth win By Charlie Brown Veteran Big Block Modified pilot Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Springs, Pa. is on a roll. Saturday night he posted his fifth win of the season in the 30-lap Elk Mooneyham Memorial at the Delaware International Speedway. Brightbill took the lead from race long leader, Dale Hawkins with five to go and went on to collect the $1,000 bonus from Hal Browning and Brian Donley earning him a $2,750 payday. Hawkins took full advantage of his pole starting position and quickly began to pull away from the field. Tim Trimble held down the second spot with Jeff Brown running in third. Jamie Mills was on the move through the pack with H.J. Bunting and Brightbill following. By lap 10, Mills had worked by Norman Short, Joseph Watson and Brown to take third. Mills took second from Trimble on the following circuit and Bunting followed into third one lap later. Hawkins held a 6.5 second lead at the halfway point with the race remaining caution free. Brightbill cracked the top five on lap 16 and got by Trimble for fourth one lap later. As Hawkins got into traffic Mills started to close in. Brightbill took third from Bunting on lap 22 as Mills pulled along side of Hawkins in the battle for the lead. Just as it looked like Mills was setting up Hawkins to take the lead his engine went up in a cloud of smoke just as he crossed the start/finish line bringing out the only caution of the race. Hawkins controlled the restart with Brightbill and Bunting giving chase. With five to go Brightbill took the lead coming off the second turn. He went on to collect his fifth checkered behind the wheel of the Coulbourne Farms/Bicknell. “I don’t know? It’s spitting some water out there. I don’t know what’s happening,” said Brightbill while surveying his car in victory lane. “Things have been going a little better form me here lately. I would like to thank Keith Coulboune and the whole crew and sponsor for the good car they keep giving me.” Hawkins held off Bunting in the closing laps to finish out a super run in second. Fourth went to Joseph Watson and Trimble scored another impressive top five. Heats were won by Bunting and Mills. Tom Moore came up just three laps short of his first career victory a week prior in the AC Delco TSS Modifieds. Saturday night Moore didn’t let history repeat itself as he led wire to wire to capture his first career win. In the caution filled 15-lap event, Moore took command from his pole starting position as Joseph Tracy powered from fourth to second on the first lap to set up a rematch of a week prior. Moore maintained his cool through eight restarts spread throughout the race knowing the Tracy was ready to pounce at any mistake. In the end Moore would make none as he drove his JEM Transport/All-Tech Auto/ Bicknell to his first checkered and collected a $100 bonus from the speedway. Tracy finished on his back bumper for second with Kyle Fuller third. Fourth went to Scott Baker and Brandon Blades rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by Westley Smith. Kevin McKinney drove to his second win of the season in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature. Curt Miles, Jr. led the first lap before James Hill moved on top. McKinney took second on lap three and three laps later worked by Hill for the lead. The race would go caution free and McKinney, in the Hovey Performance Cycles/ Pro drove to the win and collect the $100 bonus from the speedway. Hill held off the late race challenges of Brandon Dennis to finish in second. Fourth went to Tyler Reed and Tim White rounded out the top five. Fast time in qualifying was set by White. In the 12-lap Vintage feature, Chuck Tucker jumped out front on the first lap and led the remaining distance to post his second win of the year and collect the $50 bonus. Ross Robinson ended his first Vintage start in second with Charlie Moore third. Fourth went to Dave Schamp and C.J. Schirmer rounded out the top five.
SAFE AT THE PLATE- Breennah Bell of Wash-N-Vac slides home safely during her team’s Major League softball game against Carey’s Towing last Thursday in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure
PAGE 28 Blue-Gold football continued
Fox, a fire science major, is looking to make the Eastern Kentucky University football team as a walk-on. Brewer, who will study electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, is also hoping to play football there. Munoz will attend Delaware Tech in the Fall. He plans to transfer to Salisbury University in the spring where he will major in physical therapy and play football. Lee, who will attend Wor Wic Community College, also hopes to transfer to Salisbury University and study business. McIvor will go to Valley Forge Military College before transferring to the University of Delaware to study marine biology. Jefferson will play baseball and study exercise science at Wesley College. Ellingsworth plans to study secondary education at Delaware Technical and Community College. He also plans to “return to his roots” as Laurel Pop Warner coach. Wescott is still undecided. He may play football or baseball at a Delaware school.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010 While there is great potential in the local athletes’ future, right now their focus on preparing for one of the biggest games of their lives. “It’s really a big honor. I feel privileged,” said Jefferson. “It’s going to be great, everybody’s going to be there,” Lee added. Other participants- The following is a list of the other local participants slated to take part in Saturday’s game: ambassadors- Sussex Tech’s Justin Allen and Tori Seuss; Laurel’s Chris Cutsail and Lauren Hitch; Woodbridge’s Jere Hutson and Diogenin Matos; Delmar’s Mary Niblett; junior ambassadors- Laurel’s Lindsay Dolby and Ryne Wood; Woodbridge’s Kelsey Johnson and Kate Mullett; Delmar’s Shannon Webb and Hannah Wilkinson; bandLaurel’s Taryn Laux, Amanda McGarvey, Johanna Ray, Elizabeth Waite, Adam Bennett, Justin Collins, Amber Cooper, David Cornish, Skylar Hunt, and Corey Johnson and Sussex Tech’s Bryce Wharton; cheerleaders- Sussex Tech’s Denay Lucas and Delmar’s Donna Simms.
Shown (l to r) are Sussex Tech’s representatives on the Gold football team: Aikeem Brewer, Brad Ellingsworth, Dylan Fox, Joe Casullo, and Drew Hitchens. Photo by Mike McClure
Letter to the Sports Editor
I would like to sincerely thank the following business for participating in our athletic advertising opportunities we offer at Laurel High School: Sussex Irrigation, Atlantic Coastal Well Drilling, Insurance Market, Pizza King, Art Collins Trucking, The Bank of Delmarva, Whayland Company, Edward Jones Financial, and Food Lion. These companies made it possible for the athletic program to purchase products that benefited student/athletes directly in the athletic arena. Once again, thank you for making a difference in the lives of our student/athletes. I would also like to thank all of our Athletic Boosters groups who spent countless hours to improve the total athletic experience for our student/athletes. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty and we sincerely appreciate all you do. One group I can’t leave out is our middle school custodians, high achool custodians, district maintenance staff, Dave Brown and Mike Kelley. They work so hard behind the scenes volunteering many hours to maintain and improve our athletic facilities. Their focus is always to make sure our facilities are the best they can be so the kids can safely practice and play contests, and take pride in their home court or field. Lastly, I would like to thank all of the coaches, teachers, nurses, secretaries, administrators, and school board for showing their support for the student/athletes. We have had a great 2009-2010 school year. When you measure success, it’s not always based on how many games you win, but about providing a positive experience for everyone involved. Thanks again for everything that all of you have done to make the athletic experience top notch for our student/ athletes in the Laurel School District. Sincerely, Jerry Mears Director of Athletics Laurel School District
Derrik Gibson’s Minor League stats (as of June 13) The following are stats for Seaford graduate Derrik Gibson who is playing for the Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League: 55 G, 53-227, .233, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 28 R, 19 RBI, 17 SB, 2 CS
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Western Sussex players named to Carpenter Cup baseball team
The following Western Sussex baseball players have been named to the Delaware South Carpenter Cup baseball team, which began play on Monday: James Smith, Sussex Tech, pitcher; Eric Sharff, Sussex Tech, first baseman; Casey Zitvogel, Delmarva Christian, second baseman; and C.J. Pleasants, Woodbridge, third baseman. Delmarva Christian head coach Ed Zitvogel is one of the team’s assistant coaches under manager Todd Brock of Sussex Central. Delaware South was eliminated by defending champion Burlington County (N.J.) on Monday. Delaware South held a 5-4 lead through the first six innings but fell, 13-6. The Carpenter Cup softball tournament begins June 21. No information has been provided on the Delaware South softball team.
Delmarva Christian High, FCA offer multi-sport day camp
Collin Butterworth of Laurel High School teamed with his sister, Alex, to win a silver medal in the bocce doubles competition at the 40th Annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Games which were held last weekend. Photo by Jon Buzby
Delmarva Christian High School, in partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), will be hosting a Multi-Sport Day Camp for youth 10 to 15 years of age from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21- 24. The camp will be filled with outstanding competition and spiritual impact. The theme for this year’s summer camp is based on Romans 12:2 and entitled “Inside Out.” Every camper will be encouraged to be “Inside-Out” spiritually and athletically as they spend time pursuing the goals set before them. Sports offered include basketball, field hockey, soccer, cheerleading, lacrosse, football, baseball, softball, and golf. Besides all the sports training, leadership, athletics, friendship and fun, campers will also receive an official FCA 2010 TEAMMATE t-shirt, camp lanyard and FCA athletes bible with study help. To register, visit www.fcacamps.org <http://www.fcacamps.org> or call 1-800289-0909. A registration fee of $125 is required. If financial assistance is needed email Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greg Atkins of Seaford takes aim during the bocce doubles competition at the Special Olympics Summer Games. Atkins and his partner, Douglas Webb, of Georgetown, won a silver medal for the Landsharks team at the event. Looking on is coach Judy Smith, of Long Neck. Photo by Jon Buzby
55th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All�Star Football Game Saturday June 19, 2010 - 6 PM Delaware Stadium - Newark Alex Butterworth, left, and her brother, Collin, pose with Rockie Bluewinkle, mascot of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, in the Olympics Village at the Special Olympics Delaware Summer Games. Photo by Jon Buzby
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This week in Star sports history
FIVE YEARS AGO- The Blue team beat the Gold, 9-5, in the Blue-Gold baseball game which was played at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington. Seaford’s Jude McGarvey; Woodbridge’s Richard Idler, Chuckie Jefferson, and Blake Little; Sussex Tech’s Jay Marsh and Addison Mow; and Delmar’s Brian Green played for Gold. Sussex Tech High School retired the uniforms of wrestlers Donald and Daniel Waters of Laurel.
TWISTERS- Pictured (l to r) above is the USA Gymnastics State Champion Level 4 team: bottom row: Erin Lambertson, Erin Hurley, Becky Maupin, Savanna Jurist, Alyvia Ciurca, Clarice Pamplona, Olivia Beard; second row: Chelsea Van Vonno, Maggie Mitchell, Nay’yarrah Winder, Victoria Dixon, Joey Guard, Skyler Mahoney; third row: Alyssa Weldon, October Gradows, Jessie Lupiwok; back row: Sierra Eisemann, Piper Connors, Aryan Peters, Amiyah Rounds, Jada Saunders, and Rachel Hobbs.
WSBGC to host Summer Sizzling Shooters League The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is hosting the Summer Sizzling Shooters basketball league this summer. This co-ed league is for ages 6 through 18 with the following age groups: Under 9: ages 6-8; Under 12: ages 9-11; Under 15: ages 12-14; Under 19: ages 15-18. The registration fee is $10 for club members and $25 for non-club members ($15 covers one year membership dues). Participants may register at the club Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Registration is open through June 25 with league play taking place June 29-July 27. Games will take place as follows: U9: Tuesdays 5:30–6:30 p.m.; U12: Thursday 5:30–6:30 p.m.; U15: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.; U19: Thursdays 6:30–8:30 p.m. Please contact Brock Gordy at 302-875-4880 or email@example.com for more information..
Tyrant Wrestling camp to take place June 21-25 at Sussex Tech The Tyrant Wrestling Camp will take place June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sussex Tech High School. Pre-registration is encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. for ages K-12 and all skill levels. For more information call 302-530-3410, e-mail tyrantwrestling.com or visit tyrantwrestling.com.
July Jumpoff Basketball Tournament begins July 2
The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club’s July Jumpoff indoor basketball tournament will take place at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club starting July 2. The cost of registration for this 5 vs. 5 tournament (maximum of 10 per team) is $10 per person. This is a double elimination tournament. Teams will choose a team color at registration. All basketball rules apply for this tourney. There will be zero tolerance for unsportsmanlike conduct with no refunds. Games will be two 20 minute halves with two time-outs per half. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the first place teams. Admission is $1 for non-players. Concessions will be available for purchase. The five divisions are: Intermediate: fifth and sixth grade; Middle: seventh and eighth grade; high school: ninth-12th grade; Men’s Open: 18 and up; Women’s Open. Please call Brock at 302-875-4880 or Bgordy@bgclubs.org for more information.
LITTLE LEAGUE- Art Collins catcher Colby Cambron steps on home plate for the force out, beating the Nanticoke Concrete runner during a Little League baseball game last Thursday in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure
Sports at the Beach to host Akadema Pro Softball Camp
Delmarva Basketball Camp to take place at Laurel High
Sports at the Beach in Georgetown is hosting an Akadema Pro Softball Camp June 27–30. This camp will cover all aspects of fast pitch softball for grades nine through 12. Fundamental skills will be emphasized and the latest advanced techniques and strategies will be taught by a highly skilled group of coaches and staff: Jeff Savage, head coach at Delaware State University; Laura Streets, assistant coach at Delaware State University and Janice Savage, assistant coach at the University of North Florida. The cost of the camp is $375 to stay on-site and $225 for off-site. For further information contact David Doherty at 302-236-9268 or register online at www.sportsatthebeach.com
Sports at the Beach to host Akadena Pro Baseball Camp
Sports at the Beach in Georgetown is hosting an Akadema Pro Baseball Camp June 20 – 24, 2010. This five-day camp is for the player who truly wants to be challenged to improve his game. Instruction will be provided by the staff of Akadema Pro Player Academy, one of the finest teaching facilities in the country. Included with camp registration is an Akadema gift pack, three meals per day, daily recreation time, skills contest and nightly games. This camp is for ages 10 through 15. The cost of the camp is $375 to stay on-site and $225 for off-site. For more info contact David Doherty at 302-236-9268 or register at www.sportsatthebeach.com
The inaugural Delmarva Basketball Camp will take place in the Laurel High School gym Monday, June 21 through Thursday June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the camp, which is open to children ages 7-18, is $90 ($100 for on-site registration). Registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. on June 21. Campers should arrive dressed to participate (in a t-shirt, shorts and sneakers). Awards will be given to the top performers in each age group at the end of the week. Cold water and Gatorade will be provided by the camp. Each camper will also receive a free t-shirt. For more information, call Chris Griffin at 302-344-2809 or send e-mails to Cgriffin@laurel.k12.de.us.
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61st Annual Delmarva Chicken Festival opens The Delmarva Chicken Festival, a tradition on the Delmarva Peninsula since 1948, will open for its 61st run on Friday, June 18. Hosted by Delaware State University, the festival will be held on the University’s campus in Dover. More than 20,000 visitors are expected to join in the June 18-19 celebration of Delmarva’s chicken industry. The 2010 festival marks the event’s fifth visit to the University campus and the ninth time it has been held in the City of Dover. The festival will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday when a home and trade show, arts and crafts show, non-profit expo, carnival and all food concessions get underway. Official opening ceremonies featuring state, local and poultry industry officials are set for 11 a.m. on Friday. Activities will continue until 10 p.m. on Friday evening and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday and remain open until 10 p.m. Saturday evening. A carnival preview night with limited food service will be open on Thursday, June 17, from 5 to
10 p.m. Purchase of a flat-rate wrist band will allow patrons to enjoy all rides all evening. Throughout the festival, Delmarva’s giant 10-foot fry pan will be in operation cooking several tons of fried chicken. The extensive festival menu will also include chicken served in a variety of other ways, French fries, funnel cakes, ice cream, kettle korn, sno cones, fresh squeezed fruit drinks, and cold Pepsi products. Festival visitors will have an opportunity to sample creative chicken dishes prepared by outstanding Delaware chefs who will participate in a “Chicken Meets the Chef” between 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be continuous entertainment for all ages including a large children’s line-up featuring a moon bounce, trampolines, climbing wall, train rides, the Jump Bunch, Abbott’s Mill Reptiles and many interactive activities. Added fun will be provided by an ice cream cake eating contest, Ms. Jackie’s music and stories and clowns Snippy Doodles and Tiddles. A petting zoo will
be open throughout the event, along with the not-to-be-missed baby chicks. Live music on the festival’s Main Stage will include Friday performances by The First State Force Band, Celtic Harvest, and The Honeycombs, and Saturday appearances by The Christian Travelers, Shedding the Vibe, Nothin’ But Trouble Band, and The Draw. Also on Saturday, there will be the Delaware State University Car Show from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Chicken Capers, a series of fun-filled competitions including a chicken scratch, spoon race, and egg toss with guest appearances by Sherman the Shorebird and News Hound at 12:30 p.m. A “Chickin’ Pickin’” competition sponsored by Mountaire Farms, Inc. will pit contenders against the clock to see who can pick the most meat from roasted chickens in a five-minute period. Admission is free and plenty of free parking will be available in lots along College Road. For more information, visit www. dpichicken.org or www.desu. edu/chickenfestival or call 800878-2449.
AKC event planned in Georgetown The Mispillion Kennel Club, Inc., member of the American Kennel Club, is holding its annual AKC Sanctioned Conformation and Obedience Match competitions together with Rally Obedience, Microchip Clinic and AKC Canine Good Citizenship Test on Sunday, June 20, at 22998 Rum Bridge Rd., Georgetown, The event includes Dr. Jim “Barbeque Jim” Foor’s famous grilled turkey breast, hot dogs, hamburgers and cool drinks, with tenting in case of too much sun or rain. Dog information will available. Admission is free but there are various fees for entering your dog in the different events. A photographer will be present to record your triumphs. A Conformation Match show is a practice run for the real thing. Knowledgeable persons but not necessarily AKC judges go over the dogs and award wins; no AKC championship points are awarded, but many of the winners at this event have become champions. An Obedience Match and Rally Obedience do the same for competitors. Dogs entered in Conformation must be registered
or eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club. Both purebreds and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in Obedience and Rally Obedience. The AKC Canine Good Citizenship Test shows a dog’s good temperament, steadiness and willingness to follow basic obedience commands to make it truly a “Canine Good Citizen.” The CGC Certificate is being used more in formulating state and local dog laws. Those that pass can order a CGC dog tag and other identification as a CGC-certified dog. If you enter the CGC you must bring proof of your dog’s license and rabies vaccination. Microchips will be administered by experienced veterinary technicians. This is a permanent way to identify your dog should it ever get lost. Any dog, mixedbreed or purebred, is eligible for the CGC and microchipping. All fathers are invited to enter a “Dads, Darlings and Dogs Parade.” There is no charge to enter. Each Dad will parade with his children and dogs. There will be awards for everyone and every dog, and a grand prize to be awarded at the finale. Dogs must
be on leash, children optional. Everyone is welcome, rain or shine, and all dogs must be on leashes. There will be information available on all phases of dog care and training, and Club members to answer your questions. Bring your own chairs. For more information and directions, call 856-2199 or visit www. MispillionKC.org.
Delaware Fishing Guide
The new 2010 Delaware Fishing Guide is available at fishing license dealers throughout the state, including many hardware, sporting goods and bait and tackle shops. Anglers also can pick up a guide along with their fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover. For more on fishing in Delaware, call the Fisheries Section at 302-739-9914. For freshwater information, anglers may call the section’s Smyrna field office at 302-735-8650, or for saltwater information, the Little Creek field office at 302-735-2960. The guide is also online at www.fw.delaware.gov/.
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‘02 HONDA CIVIC, silver, $4000. 628-8884. 5/27
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303 Nanticoke St., Seaford, DE - Auction conducted onsite Rain/Shine All items will be sold as is where is with no minimums and no reserve. Chevrolet C30 Stake Body Truck, LG Selection of Oils/Lubes, Warehouse Equipment, Office Equipment, Pumps, Irrigation Tanks, Vintage Gasoline Memorabilia including Shell Gas Die Cast Toys, Signs, 1000lb Double Door Safe, 44’x20’ storage shed and more!
Directions: (From Dover and all other points North)- Travel South on US-13 into Seaford. At intersection of DE RT 20/ Stein Hwy turn right and travel 1.5 miles to Porter Ave (1st left over train bridge). Turn left onto Porter Ave and travel 6 blocks to Nanticoke Ave on the river and arrive at auction. (From Salisbury and Points South) Travel North on US 13 to DE RT 20/ Stein Hwy in Seaford. Turn left onto Stein Hwy and follow directions above. Signs posted. Oils/Lubes/Lube Equipment (11:11 AM): Atlantic Fabritech 120 gal cube bulk lube tank w/ Aro air operated pump (like new), American Lube Co. 120lb gear oil pump package w/digital meter & platform dolly (like new), (2) Roper 2” 3HP type 3 explosion proof 3 phase motors on mounting platforms, (2) US Electric Motor Co. class 1 group D hazardous location 3 phase motors, Gasboy 1720 superjet piston hand pump, Gasboy 1230 Rotary hand pump, Banjo model 316 stainless pump, 25ft retractable motor oil hose reel, 275 gallon horizontal oil tank, Filko Automotive Products hanging two door cabinet, (2) Ellisco model ES-5 service station test measures, several jerry fuel cans, Very Large Quantity of Shell and Pennzoil products to include: oils of all kinds and weights, synthetics, oil extenders, gear oils, aviation oils, synthetic greases, transmission fluids, agricultural oils, specialized machinery oils, silicon lubricants, lead substitutes, additives, diesel fuel treatments, transmission sealers, (most by the case and 5 gallon buckets). Tools/Warehouse Equipment (11:11 AM): Approx (18) industrial heavy duty storage shelving units with adjustable stanchions, Emglo 1 ½ HP 50 gal single phase industrial air compressor w/ 50 ft hose, 2 ton floor jack, Justrite Co. flammable liquid storage container, bench grinder, pipe wrenches, Craftsman 6HP wet/dry vac, B&D circular saw, Dewalt ½” drill, Milwaukee drill, Craftsman angle grinder, Milwaukee sawzall, LG Qty hand tools, 7ft Werner step ladder, 6ft step ladder, 34ft aluminum extension ladder, steel storage bins, wheelbarrow, LG Qty nuts, bolts, couplers, Quickie push brooms and more! Special Interest (11:11 AM): Behlen 44’ x 20’ metal storage shed (roof structure has been removed and is on ground with columns and original construction plans), Mosler Safe Co. 2 door 1000lb safe, Guardian 1000watt yard light (nib), Remcor model TJ45 ice machine, 1,500gal liquid fertilizer poly tank, 500gal poly irrigation tank, Stihl FS74 gas weed whacker, manual driveway stripe marking machine, vintage Ansul model K-150C fire suppression system on metal wheels c. 1940, A/C vacuum pump, electric bathroom hand dryer, store security mirror, wash buckets with hand ringers, metal workbench with vise, (2) antique wooden block and tackles, antique wooden barrel dolly, several fire extinguishers, Flotech submersible pump, diamond plate steel loading dock, tire leak check tank and more! Stake Body Truck (12 noon): 1984 Chevrolet C30 Custom Deluxe stake body truck with hydraulic lift gate, 5.7 liter V8, 4 speed manual trans, showing 135,517 miles!! Vintage Toys/Gas Memorabilia (12:15 PM): Vintage 6ft metal “Flying A” sign, highly collectable Shell Oil Co. vintage gas pump globe, (2) framed prints of 1950’s shell stations, LG Collection of vintage die cast Shell Oil Co. toys to include: concept truck and trailers, miniature pedal cars, fire engines, Ballanca Sky rocket air planes, air flow tankers, tanker trucks and more! Office Equipment (1 PM): Xerox model 232 commercial copier, (2) Allsteel Co. 6ft two door locking storage cabinets, Samsung 4940 electronic cash register, Bunn coffee maker, (2) Kenmore hepa air cleaners, (2) Amana time card machines, Sharp microwave, GE Apt. size fridge, folding tables, 9 shelf wood bookcase, 2 door clothes locker, several desks, office chairs, file cabinets and more. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 13% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Buyer is responsible for removing all equipment. Pick-up/removal dates until 5 pm day of auction and from 9AM-2 PM Friday June 25th, 2010. Personal Property Preview: Tuesday June 22nd 9-4PM and 2 Hours prior to the Auction. Pictures available on Auction Co. Website!
CRAFTSMAN GUIDED MEASURING TOOL w/laser track, displays temp., accurate to 165’, length, width, height, sq. ft. & cu. ft., and volume. Great for RE agent or contractor, pd $170, asking $75. 236-8133. 6/10 20 CRAB TRAPS, collapsible, fully rigged & lines included, $140. 875-0965. 6/10 18,500 BTU WINDOW A/C, Kenmore, 220 hook-up, $75. 877-0476. 6/10 GIRLS BR SET, white French Provincial 5 pc. twin matress, boxsprings, headbd, footbd, desk, dresser w/ mirror, chest, night stand. Good cond. $400. 6290255. 6/3 GAS WATER HEATER, 3 yrs old, Whirlpool, 40 gals. $100. 745-5245. 6/3 FUEL OIL, about 125 gals. for $150. 337-0710. 6/3 SOFA & LOVE SEAT, beige w/a grey swirl print, like new, very clean, hardly used. $250 firm. 628-8309. 5/27 1 CF PEAT MOSS. $2 ea, 10 total. 4 x 200 Landscape fabric. $30 ea, 2 total. Seaford 628-0596. 5/27 10” CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW, 3 hp w/stand, $80. 16” Trademan Scroll Saw, $40. 10” Craftsman Miter Saw, $80. 875-7775. 5/27 17” LAWN MOWER BLADES, set of 3, hardened edge, like new, $30. (Fits Cub Cadet 48” deck). 846-9788. 5/27
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BANDSAW, Wards PowerKraft 9” w/Craftsman 1/3 HP motor. Mounted on plywood base for benchtop use. Runs fine. First $30 takes it home. 629-4658. 5/20
Large Public Coin Auction – 400+ Lots toi nclude: Over 100 Morgan Silver dollars Incl. 14 Carson City $1’s, 1884-S (AU-UNC), 1889-CC, 1893-S & all Key Dates. 25 Peace Dollars incl. 1928. 1877 Indian Head (F-VF) over 30 Lg. Cents, 1885-S $5 Gold Coin, 1995 St. Gaudens $5 Gold Coin & more.
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE, 15 hp, i/c overhead valve, runs well, you can hear it run. 381-4656. 5/20
Records Estates, Laurel - 3BR/1BA Rancher, detached garage, electric heat, W/D & CA. Nonsmokers, no pets. $800 mthly, 1 Month S.D. & references required. Call 410251-6943. 6/17/2tp
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise that Barbara L. Gingher of 120 Lakeside Drive, Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, will be filing with the Prothonotary in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, an application for License to Carry a Concealed Deadly Weapon, according to the Laws of the State of Delaware. 06/17/1tp
On Saturday, 7/17/10 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Audrey Giddens, Unit 221, Salisbury, MD. Peninsula Mini Storage Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager 302-629-5743 6/17/2tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING
Seaford Hundred Case No. 10643 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception and a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article XXV, Subsection 115-194.2, of said ordinance of LIBERTY
TOWERS, LLC who are seeking a special use exception for a communication tower and a variance from the maximum allowable height requirement for a tower, to be located west of Road 78. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, JULY 12, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/17/1tc
Estate of John Wayne Shenton, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of John Wayne Shenton who departed this life on the 6th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barbara L. Shenton on the 3rd day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 6th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Barbara L. Shenton 302 Washington St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/17/3tc
Estate of Birdie R. Fink, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Birdie L. Fink who departed this life on the 20th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Debra K. Byers on the 8th day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 20th day of January, See LEGALS—page 35
MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Click It or Ticket campaign nets 1,663
SERVICE ACADEMY INDUCTEES - On Wednesday, June 9, Sens. Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman (both D-Del.) honored some of Delaware’s U.S. Service Academy inductees in Washington, D.C. From left are James Cetnar Jr., 18, a Polytech High School graduate going to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Alison Schwinn, 18, a Seaford High School graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Zachary Brown, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Marilyn Cole, 18, a Cab Calloway School of the Arts graduate going to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Ashley Markey, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Connor Freeh,17, an Archmere Academy graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Stephanie DeAngelo, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Michael Brooks, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Sean McCalister, 19, a St. Thomas More graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Megan Northshield, 17, a Tatnall School graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; and Ann Kitzmiller, 17, a St. Thomas More graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy. Not pictured, Congressman Mike Castle (R-Del.), who also hosted the students.
Senators seek preparedness in case BP oil spill hits East Coast With some communities along the eastern seaboard concerned that the BP oil spill could reach their waters, a bipartisan group of Atlantic Coast U.S. Senators wants to coordinate preparedness between their states and the federal response agencies. In a letter to the heads of the relevant federal departments, Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman (both D-Del.) and 20 of their East Coast colleagues asked specifically for: LEGALS - from Page 34
A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Debra K. Byers 3412 Old Crown Dr. Pasadena, MD 21122 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/17/3tc
Estate of Daniel Clayton White, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Daniel Clayton White who departed this life on the 27th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Jane Elizabeth Tucker-White on the 2nd day of June, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons hav-
• Immediate communication with all Atlantic Coast state emergency preparedness agencies to ensure that they can be fully prepared and equipped for the worst case scenario, and • New science-based, long-term projection models that can help determine the statistical probabilities of oil affecting various parts of the Atlantic Coast. To view the entire letter, visit http:// menendez.senate.gov/imo/media/ doc/20100610ltr_Atlantic.pdf.
ing demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 27th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Jane Elizabeth Tucker-White 12018 Hickman Dr. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/10/3tc
Estate of Everett T. Conaway, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Everett T. Conaway who departed this life on the 11th day of May, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Janice M. Russell-Conaway, Jesse
Frederick Conaway on the 26th day of May, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 11th day of January, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Janice M. Russell-Conaway 6235 Belfast Estates Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Jesse Frederick Conaway PO Box 269, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Stephen P. Ellis, Esq. Ellis & Szabo, LLP PO Box 574 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/10/3tc
Over the past few weeks, officers from approximately 30 state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies issued a total of 1,663 citations to unbuckled motorists during the 2010 Click It or Ticket campaign. The enforcement portion of the campaign ran from May 23 through June 5 and involved traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols. For the third year in a row, officers participating in Click It or Ticket issued fewer seat belt citations than the year before. In 2008, officers issued 2,347 citations - that is 310 more than in 2009, and 684 more issued than this year. Office of Highway Safety (OHS) officials are hoping that once again this means good news. Delaware’s current statewide seat belt usage rate is 88%, which is lower than
in 2009 where it was at an all time high of 91%. On Sunday, June 6, OHS began its statewide observational seat belt use surveys to determine if there has been any increase in the state’s belt usage rate. Surveys are conducted at 82 locations throughout Delaware on all types of roadways from interstates to two-lane roads. Click It or Ticket is a nationwide seat belt enforcement and awareness campaign aimed at saving lives by increasing the number of people who consistently buckle up. For more information on the campaign or any of the Office of Highway Safety’s traffic safety initiatives, visit www.ohs. delaware.gov or follow us for updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe.
We have all heard someone call another an aggressive driver but do you really know what aggressive driving is? It is not only speeding, but also failing to yield right of way, tailgating, making improper lane changes and running red lights or stop signs. If an officer observes you doing three or more of those violations in a single incident, they will pull you over and cite you for aggressive driving. Aggressive driving behaviors are currently the leading cause of fatal crashes this year, responsible for 14 (or 38%) of the state’s 37 fatal crashes. Failure to yield right of way and speeding are the two main contributing factors. In an effort to keep motorists safe, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety
(OHS) is launching phase two of the 2010 Stop Aggressive Driving Campaign. This is also the second campaign under OHS’s 120 Days of Summer HEAT initiative. In addition to these patrols, Delaware State Police will conduct a team enforcement operation, consisting of five troopers, in every county. Enforcement will be conducted during the afternoon and evening hours on roadways with statistically identified aggressive driving–related crash problems. A new feature is an online Driver Personality Survey that can be found at www. ohs.delaware.gov. Participants can see which one of five driver profiles they fall into, and whether they could be considered a safe or an aggressive driver.
Highway Safety targeting aggressive drivers
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Celebrate local fruits and vegetables with these recipes One of the very nicest things about the summer season and a oretta norr trend that has been happily growing by leaps and bounds is the emergence of farmer’s markets. More and more savvy consumers are on the lookout for fresh ingredients that are produced locally. In our area from now through October we have the opportunity to support local growers of fruits and vegetables safe in the knowledge that our purchases haven’t traveled thousands and the remaining vinaigrette. Add the of miles before arriving road weary lemon basil and cilantro, and toss gently at our tables. to combine. Season with salt and freshly Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has ground black pepper to taste, and serve. joined in the green movement. His new cookbook, From Farm to Fork, celebrates Emeril’s Herb Salad locally produced American foods. AccordServings: 6 ing to cookbook reviewer Jane la Plante, In this salad, herbs are used like lettuce, not all the recipes are light but they tend to courtesy of your garden or your neighborbe easy and delicious. Her verdict: Farm hood farmer’s market. Large pieces are to Fork is “highly recommended for those tossed with red leaf, a lemony bright vinailooking for inventive ideas for using local grette, chopped eggs and capers. Any leftingredients.” over vinaigrette is delicious over steamed Here are a few samples from this latest green beans or grilled fish. Lagasse best seller. 3 tablespoons 1-inch-long snipped chives Baby Limas, Green and Yellow Beans, 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves and Teardrop Tomatoes with Mint Vinai3 tablespoons fresh mint or tarragon grette leaves Servings: 4-6 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh This simple, beautiful salad is all about fresh, fresh, fresh. Try to get young, tender basil leaves 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot beans and fresh baby limas for the best 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest results, and don’t overcook them. The tex2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon ture should be crisp-tender. If you feel like juice making this when fresh limas are unavail4 tablespoons canola or other vegetable able, simply substitute an equal amount of oil frozen baby limas or edamame. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced shallot Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup rice vinegar One 12-ounce head red or green leaf 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1/3 cup grapeseed, flaxseed, or olive oil lettuce, or a mix, rinsed and spun dry, and torn into bite-size pieces 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/4 cup salt, plus more for seasoning 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers, drained 8 ounces yellow wax beans, ends 2 tablespoons finely grated ricotta salata trimmed Directions 8 ounces green beans, ends trimmed Combine all the herbs (there should be 2 cups fresh baby lima beans 1 pint red and yellow teardrop tomatoes a generous 3/4 cup total) and set aside in a small bowl. (or other cherry-size tomatoes), cut in half In another bowl, add the shallot, lemon lengthwise zest, and lemon juice. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon baSlowly whisk in both oils to form a sil leaves vinaigrette. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro teaspoon pepper, and set aside. leaves Combine the lettuce, herbs, eggs, and Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Combine the shallot, rice vinegar, mint, capers in a medium bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Stir oil and sugar in a small bowl. Set it aside. the vinaigrette and add 4 tablespoons. Toss Fill a large bowl with ice and cold wagently. Divide the salad among six servter, and set it aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ing plates or transfer it to a serving bowl. Garnish with the cheese, and drizzle with the 1/4 cup salt and stir to combine. Then more vinaigrette as desired. add the yellow wax and green beans, and cook until the beans are crisp-tender, about Emeril’s Honey-Brined Pork Chops 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer with Nectarine Chutney the beans to the ice bath (leave the boiling Servings: 4 water on the heat). When the beans are These brined pork chops are able to cool enough to handle, remove them from the ice bath and drain well. Toss the beans stand alone, but if you’ve already made the chutney (when the nectarines were in with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette in a season and the getting was good), just grab medium bowl. Add the lima beans to the boiling water the jar off the shelf and serve it alongside. Another way to make things simpler: and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Make the brine for the chops the night Drain, and place the beans in the ice bath. before. Then in the morning, before you When they have cooled, remove them go to work, just add them to the brine and from the ice bath and drain well. they’ll be ready for cookin’ when you get In a large salad bowl, combine the wax home. beans, green beans, lima beans, tomatoes,
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This nectarine chutney is tangy, with a slight sweet note from the nectarines. You could substitute peaches, apricots or plums in this recipe just as easily. We know it’s delicious with the pork, but enjoy this chutney as a condiment on a cheese plate as well. 8 cups water 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 cups honey 1/2 bunch fresh thyme, about 6 sprigs 1 tablespoon plus 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cloves 4 bone-in pork chops (about 12 ounces each) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Nectarine chutney (recipe below), for serving (optional) For the nectarine chutney 3 pounds nectarines, pitted and roughly chopped 2 cups cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onions 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 1 cup dried cherries 2 cloves garlic, cut in half 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pour the water, kosher salt and honey into a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the salt and honey. Remove
from the heat and add the thyme, the 1 tablespoon pepper, and the cloves. Set aside to cool. Then transfer the brine to the refrigerator and chill thoroughly, about 2 hours. Submerge the pork chops in the cold brining liquid and marinate for 6 hours, refrigerated. Remove the pork chops from the brine and pat them dry with paper towels. Discard the brine. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat the oil in a large grill pan or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chops with the 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Cook the chops, in batches if necessary, until nicely browned on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Transfer them to a roasting pan or baking sheet, and roast until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving. For the chutney Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer and cook the chutney for 1 hour, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Carefully pour the hot chutney into three sterilized 8-ounce jars, and seal immediately. The chutney should be used within 6 months. About 3 cups Serve each pork chop with a spoonful of the nectarine chutney.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Health Campbell to present abstract
Carlene J. Campbell MS, R.N., senior clinical analyst at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will present her nursing Informatic abstract at the Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) conference, July 2124, at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Md. Campbell’s Campbell capstone project, “Assessing the Computer Literacy of a Community Hospital” received the Nursing Informatics Practice Award for “the practice paper judged to make the most significant contribution to exemplary practice in nursing informatics.” Her work was selected by the SINI planning committee.
PRMC earns distinction
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield recently designated Peninsula Regional Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. This most recent designation now creates Blue Distinction Centers at Peninsula Regional for Cardiac Care, Bariatric Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery and Spine Surgery. Peninsula Regional is currently the only hospital or medical center on the Delmarva Peninsula to hold Blue Distinction Center recognition in each of those specialties. Peninsula Regional joins an elite group of nine of Maryland’s 59 hospitals to earn the distinction in Cardiac Care, and becomes the first hospital or medical center on the Delmarva Peninsula to be named a Cardiac Care Blue Distinction Center. Blue Distinction is a designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality, safe health care with low complication and mortality rates, and a comprehensive quality management program. Blue Distinction Center designations provide consumers with a framework for making informed decisions on where to go for specialty care.
NMH offers first aid classes
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer community First Aid classes to anyone interested in learning first aid on Tuesday, July 13, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Nanticoke Training Center on Water Street in Seaford. Participants will learn basic first aid that will enable them to administer help during the first few moments until emergency responders arrive. Classes are open to participants age 13 and up. The course covers cognitive learning, role-playing and skill practice. Cost is $30. Payment and registration is required no later than five business days before the class. Late registrations (if seating is avail-
able) will be an additional $5 fee. To register, or for more information, contact the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Training Center office at 629-6611, ext. 8919. Preregistration is required.
Hendricks named HR director
Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Barbara A. Hendricks, SPHR, MBA, to the position of Human Resources director. In this position, Hendricks oversees recruitment, employee relations, and staff development functions, in addition to benefits Hendricks and compensation administration for Nanticoke Health Services. Hendricks has more than 20 years of experience in health care and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She received a master’s degree in human resources from Marymount University in Arlington, Va. and a master’s in business administration from Strayer University in Washington, D.C. She lives in Delmar, Md. with husband Edward, a nurse practitioner.
Safe Sitter Class
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is offering a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys ages 11 to 13. The 2-day course will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 28 & 30. The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate instructional series that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The cost is $50. Participants are to bring a bagged lunch. All medical information will be taught by a certified professional. Students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Instructors also provide tips to make sitters more confident caregivers. They teach safety and security precautions, such as what to do if a stranger comes to the door and when and how to call for help. They give information on child development and suggest age-appropriate activities. Participants will also learn about the business aspects of babysitting. To register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter, call 629-6611, ext. 2542.
Diabetes education program
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a four-session diabetes education program on July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the hospital. Registration is required. The cost of the four-session program may be reimbursable by insurance. This four-session program includes weekly education sessions and individualized meal planning for diabetes selfmanagement. The goal is to give you the self-management skills to control your dia-
betes. Family members/significant others are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education department at 6296611, ext. 2446.
Yearick named executive director
Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Lyndon D. Yearick to the position of executive director of the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation. Yearick will be responsible for the fundraising activities of the Foundation, including the planning and execution of programs for annual giving, major gifts, grants, special events and planned gifts. Yearick comes to Nanticoke with more than 20 years Yearick of experience in business and marketing management. He was responsible for the fundraising and resource development efforts for Kent and Sussex Counties’ United Way of Delaware. He received his bachelor’s of business administration from Bloomsburg University and his master’s in business
administration with a marketing concentration from Pennsylvania State University.
CPR, Heartsaver classes offered
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer Healthcare Provider CPR classes to professionals and Heartsaver AED classes for individuals needing Heartsaver AED Certification for the workplace. The following classes are being offered at the Nanticoke Training Center located on Water Street in Seaford: July 9 - 8 a.m. to noon; July 9 - 1 to 4 p.m.; July 23 - 8 a.m. to noon; July 23 - 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants and how to help an adult, child or infant who is choking. The course is designed for healthcare providers and vocational or college students of healthcare professions. Participants who successfully complete the written and practical exam will receive a card with a 2-year expiration. Cost is $45. Payment and registration is required no later than five business days before the class. Late registrations (if seating is available) will be an additional $5 fee. To register, or for more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Training Center office at 629-6611, ext. 8919. Pre-registration is required.
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Community CPR classes offered
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer community CPR classes to anyone interested in learning CPR on Tuesday, June 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Nanticoke Training Center located on Water Street in Seaford. Participants will learn how to perform the basic skills of CPR on adults, children and infants and how to help an adult, child or infant who is choking. This classroom-based, video and instructor-led CPR course offers families, friends and community members the opportunity to learn CPR and need a course completion card. Classes are open to participants ages 12 and up. This program is specifically designed for those who prefer to learn in a group environment with feedback from an instructor. The target audience is those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. Cost is $30. Payment and registration is required no later than five business days before the class. Late registrations (if seating is available) will be an additional $5 fee. To register, or for more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Training Center office at 629-6611, ext. 8919. Pre-registration is required.
Stroke support group
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s next Stroke Support Group meeting is being held on Thursday, June 17th, 1:30 pm at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Mears Rehabilitation, 300 Health Services Drive, Seaford, DE. The support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families and caregivers. Modeled from the American Stroke Association, the hospital is engaging with speakers to provide education, community resources and emotional support to those who have been affected by this life-altering event. The two-hour support group meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and stroke survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support, and allow for networking. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required for this FREE support group. For additional information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 302-629-6611, extension 8626.
Quarterly infection report
Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health issued data for hospital central line-associated blood stream infections for Delaware for the first quarter of 2010. An estimated 248,000 bloodstream infections occur in U.S. hospitals each year. A large proportion of these infections are attributed to a central line, which is a tube in the chest that returns blood to the heart. Bloodstream infections are usually serious infections typically causing a prolonged hospital stay, increased cost and risk of death. Collectively, Delaware’s eight critical care hospitals reported eight infections between January and March. Only one hospital had an infection rate that was sta-
tistically higher than the national rate published by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ National Healthcare Safety Network. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that for the first half of 2009, the number of central line-associated blood stream infections in Delaware was significantly below the number expected based on data from 17 states.
Bereavement support group
Compassionate Care Hospice, The Wellness Community-DE and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will collaborate to present a monthly bereavement group, The Next Step. The group focuses on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. Mary Van House, bereavement coordinator, will facilitate the group at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, second floor conference room. To register, call Lisa at 629-6611, ext. 2378.
Depression Support Group
long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.
Man to Man support group
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers a Man to Man support group meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Man to Man helps men cope with prostate cancer by receiving information and peer support. Man to Man is a forum for men and their support network to learn about diagnosis and treatment options through presentations, written materials and videos. Specialists share information such as side effects and how to cope with prostate cancer and its treatment. News and information about nutrition, general health, research and treatment, as well as messages from men living with prostate cancer and other Man to
Man activities, are offered to assist in the recovery process. Pre-registration is not required for this free support group. For more information, contact Larry Skala (337-3678) or Grafton Adams (6288311).
Cancer support group
The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a free general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care Center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Wellness Community is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. All facilitators of these groups are trained mental health professionals. Call 645-9150 for information or to register.
There is a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call 302-465-6612.
Breast cancer support group
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Thomas P. Ferry, CEO Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Vicki Funanage, PhD, director of Biomedical Research; LRFDE Board member Christine Meyer; E. Anders Kolb, MD; Denni Ferrara, president, LRFDE; and Lori Counts, managing director, Nemours Fund for Children’s Health.
Foundation gives $50,000 grant Nemours Fund for Children’s Health announces that the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware (LRFDE) has made a grant of $50,000 to support research being conducted by oncologist E. Anders Kolb, MD, director of the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The studies, being carried out in collaboration with Dr. Peter Houghton of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, test new anti-cancer compounds in laboratory models. Although 80 to 85 percent of children with leukemia are cured with radiation and chemotherapy, there are often toxic side
effects. If a child treated for leukemia suffers a relapse, the survival rate is only 30 percent. Consequently, the search for new, less toxic drugs is of great importance. The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware, founded by Denni Ferrara of Middletown, is dedicated to funding researchers who are making vital discoveries that lead to a better understanding of blood cancers, their treatment, and the effects on the patient. Ferrara’s daughter Natalia suffered from acute lymphocytic leukemia at age three. She was treated at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and is now a healthy teenager.
By Dr. Anthony Policastro Anxiety is a commonly used word. What many people do not realize is that anxiety is a category of illnesses. People do not necessarily have “anxiety.” There are various types. The type often seen in children is separation anxiety. This is a normal stage of development that occurs late in the first year of life. However, children then outgrow it. Some do not do it as well as others. Some children will continue to have separation anxiety as they get older. This is frequently seen when the child goes off to school. They will not want to leave the parent or get on the school bus. In most cases, it improves as the school year goes on. However, some children will have anxiety symptoms each September with the start of the new school year. A second type of anxiety shows itself in phobias. People get anxious in many situations. Flying on an airplane is one common phobia. It is simply a form of anxiety disorder. Other people have anxiety about heights. Some have anxiety related to germs. Each of these situations only becomes a problem if the anxiety is disabling. A third type is panic disorders. These are the extreme instances where individuals just decompensate in certain situations. A fourth type shows itself up in physical symptoms. These are the situations where someone will say “It is all in your head.” While the source of the anxiety might be psychological, the physical symptoms are real.
For example, someone who has to speak in front of a large group will get anxiety. Their heart will be faster, their palms will get sweaty and they will have butterflies in their stomach. These are real physical symptoms even though there is not a physical problem. A fifth type is social anxiety disorder. These individuals have anxiety about being out in public. They fear that others will judge them and are concerned about what others will think of them. They are concerned with how they dress and what they say. Some people deal with this kind of stress by self medicating with alcohol at events to help them relax. A sixth type of anxiety is the one that accompanies obsessive-compulsive behavior. Individuals with this type of behavior will get anxious when things are not in the order that they want them to be. A seventh type is what is known as a generalized anxiety disorder. These individuals tend to be anxious about a lot of things. They are just anxious individuals as a rule. Most people with anxiety problems have more than one type of anxiety. For that reason, multiple situations upset them. The best approach is counseling and therapy. For more severe cases, medication might be necessary. There might even be situations where medication is only necessary in specific instances. For example, someone who has anxiety about flying would do well with a single dose of medication before a flight. We need to realize that when we use the term anxiety, it can have many different meanings.
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From left, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Bruce Dopler, MD, Stroke Center medical director and Annedreea Webber, stroke coordinator, accept the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award from Laurie Saint Clair, Quality Improvement Initiatives director, American Stroke Association.
NMH receives stroke care award Nanticoke Memorial Hospital received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines - Stroke (GWTG -Stroke) Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has developed a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the Emergency Department. To receive the GWTG - Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award,
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the GWTG - Stroke program for 90 days. The 90-day evaluation period is the first in an ongoing self-evaluation by the hospital to continually reach the 85 percent compliance level needed to sustain this award. Studies demonstrate that patients who are taught how to manage their risk factors while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second stroke. Through GWTG - Stroke, customized patient education materials are made available at the point of discharge, based on patients’ individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are available in English and Spanish.
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 17 - 23, 2010
Education Whaley receives scholarship
Five staff members from Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown recently graduated from the college’s Leadership Development Program. Shown here with Dr. Ileana Smith, vice president and Owens Campus director are (from left): Bobbi Barends, assistant to the campus director; Meg Lewis, counselor; Keith Faulkner, instructor, Criminal Justice; Dr. Smith; Shelley Grabel, educational training specialist; and Christopher Moody, acting assistant dean of instruction.
Sixth leadership class graduates Delaware Technical & Community College’s sixth Leadership Development Class graduated on Tuesday, June 8, at a ceremony held at the Terry Campus in Dover. Seventeen graduates, representing the four campus locations, were honored at the College’s annual June Board of Trustees meeting. Graduates received a framed certificate and a copy of True North by Bill George, which encourages leaders to follow their own internal compass. Delaware Tech’s Leadership Development Program was established in response to a need for succession planning. Any
Students attend HOBY seminar
Two area students, Cory Cutsail of Laurel High School and Keona Hughes of Seaford Senior High School, attended the Delaware Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at Wesley College, Dover, June 4-6. Fifty-three high school sophomores from public and private high schools attended the seminar. These students were identified from their high school as having leadership potential and represented their high school at the statewide seminar. Attendees interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, media and community service occupations to discuss present and future issues. HOBY leaders are challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months after the seminar. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership was established in 1958 by actor Hugh O’Brian after a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
Justice named to dean’s list
Tyler D. Justice of Seaford, has been named to the spring 2010 dean’s list with
staff, faculty or administrator may apply to participate, and those who are selected are assigned mentors — previous graduates or College administrators. Over the course of 20 months, participants attend seminars on leadership, management, and other critical curriculum, and each person creates a professional development plan that emphasizes career goals and necessary leadership skills and experiences. Graduates of the 2010 Leadership Development Class from the Owens Campus in Georgetown include: Bobbi J. Barends, Keith I. Faulkner, Shelley P. Grabel, Meg A. Lewis and Christopher M. Moody. high honors at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.
Monzona Whaley, 18, of Delmar, Md., is one of 75 students named to the fifth annual class of KFC Colonel’s Scholars. This fall, Whaley, will begin his freshman year at the University of Maryland thanks to a scholarship provided by Whaley the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation. Whaley, who plans to pursue a degree in political science, aspires to be a politician so that he can be the voice for many underrepresented citizens. Whaley served as class president and a student ambassador. He is also the president for the League of Leaders and started an organization entitled Generation One, where students partnered with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and put on a fashion show with the Red Cross which raised money for Haiti Relief. More than 100,000 graduating high school seniors applied for the scholarship this year. Whaley is eligible to receive up to $20,000 during the next four years to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited public university within his home state.
Meade graduates from Messiah
Ryan Meade of Bethel was one of 655 students to graduate from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., on May 15, during the College’s 101st annual commencement. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He was also named to the dean’s list for the 2010 spring semester.
Personal development courses
Stay active or develop a new hobby in personal development courses offered in July at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Beginning July 1, learn the basics of watercolor from 9:30 a.m. to noon or receive informal portrait drawing instruction from 1 to 4 p.m. Adults ages 50 and up can receive
complete golf instruction including rules and etiquette as well as basic methods for swinging and hitting on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12 to 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn simple defensive driving strategies and earn a 10 percent reduction on the liability portion of your automobile insurance for three years by completing the basic defensive driving course on Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will also receive a three-point credit applied to their Delaware driving record. Three years after completing the basic class, graduates can participate in Advanced Defensive Driving on Monday, July 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., to learn additional strategies for road safety and earn a 15 percent reduction on their insurance for another three-year period. Divorcing parents can satisfy Delaware’s legal requirements for parent education and learn what children experience when parents divorce by participating in the Divorcing Parent Education Program on Tuesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Fitness and wellness classes will help to improve your health and lower stress levels. Horseback riding is offered for beginners, ages 15 and up, at Singletree Stables in Seaford; participants will learn the basics of safety, stable management and equestrian skills on Tuesdays, July 20 to Aug. 10, from 8 to 9 a.m. Combine the use of the mind, body, and spirit into graceful and slow movements in Tai Chi, level 1 at 6 p.m. or level 2 at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 27 to Aug. 31. Build strength without excess bulk to create a sleek, toned body in Pilates on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12 to Aug. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information or to register, call 854-6966.
U.S. Service Academy inductee
Congressman Mike Castle recently joined Sens. Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman in honoring some of Delaware’s U.S. Service Academy inductees in Washington, D.C. Area inductees included Alison Schwinn, 18, a graduate of Seaford High School. Schwinn will attend the U.S. Naval Academy this fall.
Massey graduates from Ursinus
Mary E. Massey graduated from Ursinus College in Philadelphia with a bachelor of arts degree in politics, an International Studies Certificate, and a minor in history on Saturday, May 15. While at Ursinus, she was named to the Dean’s List. She was a member of the International Relations Club, serving as president, vice president and secretary of the organization, and head delegate of the Ursinus delegation to the National Model United Nations. She was vice president of the Residence Hall Association, a peer advisor for study abroad and a peer advisor for academics. She studied abroad with the Ursinus program in Florence, Italy, and with the Hiroshima and Peace program in Hiroshima, Japan. A graduate of Seaford Senior High School, Massey is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Massey of Seaford.
ELLIS MEMORIAL AWARD - Lawrence Elliott of the Laurel Civic Club presents the 2010 Robert C. Ellis Memorial Award for $1,000 to Justin Allen (left). The award will help Justin further his education at Delaware State University. He is the son of Jeff and Jan Allen of Laurel.
MORNING STAR • juNe 17 - 23, 2010
From left, C.J. Wilkerson, Evan Ahtes, Dr. Nave and William Theis examine an invention by Josh Yawn during National Lab Day, which took place last month in Laurel.
Nate Heinicke; Mrs. Whaley, principal; Brandon Hoy and Mrs. Goff, guidance counselor, are shown during a National Lab Day celebration in Laurel. During the celebration, students explained and demonstrated their projects to other students, parents and special guests.
Mrs. Hickman, school board vice president, watches Joey Joseph demonstrate an invention during National Lab Day.
New Delmar Library Director Cathay Crosby speaks to the crowd which came out to welcome her last Saturday during an open house. Photo by Mike McClure
The Delmar Library board presented Sandy Scott with the inaugural outstanding service award during last Saturday’s open house. Photo by Mike McClure
Hunter Carey shares his Simple Machines Unit project with Dr. McCoy, superintendent , during last month’s National Lab Day. Some students searched for pictures of simple ma- Shown (l to r) are Mary Edwards, Laurel High graduate Mike Hicks and Principal Dean Ivory chines around the house and community to display on impressive posters. Other students following the school’s commencement. Edwards went to school with her grandson, Hicks, since January to help motivate him to graduate. Photo by Mike McClure created their own unique inventions using simple machines.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 17 - 23, 2010
Remembering the past Doing the Towns Together and progress in the area LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672
hospital along the Nanticoke, to the complexes that make up Nanticoke today, were not without determination, hard work, thousands of man hours, and foresight on the part of dedicated men like Van Lee Stephany and Leon Trivits, just to name a couple of the pioneers. When thoughts of the first Nanticoke Hospital were presented to the public, there were those who opposed the idea vehemently. The opposition did not reckon with the foresight of those who knew deep down within themselves that a hospital for our part of Sussex could and would survive, that the building of such a facility could and would change the area, and eventually enrich the lives of every person who resided within the area. When the Mears Campus was first developed, there were those who complained it was too far away from downtown Seaford and would never work out to satisfy the needs of those who needed the services offered. The same criticism of the Cancer Care Center filled the minds and thoughts of many others. But, fortunately for those of us who live in this area, good, common sense and sound reasoning took over and those facilities now provide much needed services to hundreds of area patients. Gone are the quiet days of the small town that would become known as the “Nylon Capital of the World.” Gone now is the nylon plant that would offer employment and a huge change of lifestyle to hundreds of families. But stop and think for a moment how fortunate we are to live in an area where there were those dedicated men and women willing to pursue a dream and fight for the development of medical services to hundreds of residents. They were willing to take a stand. A stand that has benefitted each one of us. The Brick Hotel, the Cock n’ Bull, Mrs. Hardesty’s Rooming House and fishing along the Midddleford Road for blue gills are just pleasant memories. But aren’t we fortunate that we can benefit from the replacements? Such is life in Sussex County.
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The Laurel High School class of ‘50 celebrated their 50th class reunion with a weekend of events beginning on June 3. On Thursday evening they were the honored class at the graduation of the class of 2010. Following those ceremonies they were served light refreshments provided by the school. Friday evening the group enjoyed a social gathering at the Georgia House with the class dinner served there. Saturday evening they were again at the establishment with 67 members and spouses present. On Sunday the class members, accompanied by spouses, were in attendance for services at Old Christ Church, followed by a luncheon at a local restaurant. The Laurel Lionesses, with gentle, lady like roars, stepped out of their current seasons activities on Thursday, June 3. Guest speaker that evening was Lion Ron Scott, who acknowledged, with praise, the members accomplishments for the past year. The ladies welcomed two new members, Josephine Dykes and Marcie Scott and recognized birthdays for members who celebrate in June and July. Following the business meeting the new slate of officers and Board of Directors were introduced. They announced the recipients of two scholarships awarded by the club to Halie Parker and Chris Cutsail. There were several other awards and certificates to members for their contributions during the current season. Incoming president, Terry Small presented outgoing president, Joan Hart, with a gift and many thanks for her success of duties performed with the cooperation of other members. It has been a fruitful year for this group and you’ll see them “hard at it” again come early Fall. Another new local college graduate is Shari Benson, who recently donned the cap and gown, received her diploma and earned her Masters Degree from L.S.U. She will
pursue a future career in Sports Medecine. Shari is the daughter of John and Georgie Benson and will now spend some time with them before leaving for Vail, Co., to do a one year internship there. Her mother was present at her graduation in Louisiana. The Laurel Red Hat “Lunch Bunch” enjoyed a great summer outing lunch at Suicide Bridge on Tuesday, June 15. I have learned that John Benson now goes to Philadelphia every couple of weeks and is now playing wheelchair Rugby with a group of friends from that city. John drives himself in his especially equipped van. This past week, accompanied by sister, Shari, those friends went with him to Lake Zorro in Connecticut to water ski. He’s having quite a summer! Brian Farrelly will celebrate a birthday on June 18, and also on that day, he and Mary will observe their 62nd wedding anniversary. Happy birthday is wished from friends and family for Karen West for her “day” on June 22. Reminder of the week: The Trap Pond Friends breakfast at Applebees on Saturday, June 19, from 8-10. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice for a very tidy small donation of $6.50 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. So, ya-all come on out! We continue with prayers for our service men and women and friends who are ill: Ralph Gootee, Susan Levredge, Al Bozman, Robert Truitt, Theodosia Gordy, Jean Henry, Walt Dorman, Jean Foskey, Rita Brex, Calvin Hearn, Dot Murphy, Charlene and Ed Dubinski, Sandy Jones Lee, Debbie Carter, Rita Baker, June Benson Powell, Conner Niblett, Arveline Benton, Thomas B. Scott, Hattie Puckham, Betty Chandler, Elaine Banks, Hazel Brumbley, Byrd Whaley and Fred Sullivan. Happy June birthday wishes for: Catherine Boyce, Diane Hastings (18); Helen Whaley, Ann Lee (19); Kathleen Campbell (21); David Whaley (22); Virginia Dorman, Anna Mohr, Louise Soukup, Betty Sullivan (23); Dorothy Hearn and Grayson Kenney (24). See you in the stars.
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Lets just do some congratulatory messages to a couple of friends in Laurel as they mark wedding anniversary dates. To Stanley and Jean Smith who will celebrate 61 years of marriage on June 25 and to Jack and Iris Benson who are wished a very happy occasion with love from family as they observe their 55th anniversary on June 24.
Our minds are strange and complex parts of our overall individual beings. Just when we least expect it, a thought, a sight or perhaps a comment will trigger a memory that has lain dormant within our mind for years and years. Just such a happening occurred on a recent day and thus the foundation for this week’s column. For years and years the old brick hotel stood at the gateway into the City of Seaford at the intersection of Middleford Road and North Street. Gateway Park was not there, two groupings of medical offices on either side of the intersection were not there. Middleford Road was just a rather small intersecting area. The entire area looked much different than it does in our world of today. The old hotel was a hot spot for many years, several stories high and a bed of activity as it welcomed one and all to the little town of Seaford. None of the current buildings that comprise Nanticoke Hospital and its subsidiary offices were a part of the life of Seaford. Plans for the hospital were not even on the drawing board,. but just a wild thought in the minds of some Seaford businessmen who would work together and eventually see their dreams come true. The DuPont Company came to Seaford and the entire area began to change from a little Sussex farming community to the metropolis it is today. Nylon became a household word, jobs that paid more than many area residents ever imagined became available, women left the kitchen and went to work at the DuPont nylon plant, and the part of Sussex County that is Seaford changed almost overnight. Not only did Seaford change, but every small town surrounding Seaford saw changes. The dream of a hospital in the Seaford area became a reality and a small L-shaped building became the first building of what would become Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Medical doctors came from far and wide to this part of Sussex County; nurses no longer had to travel to Salisbury or Milford to work at a modern hospital, and subsidiary jobs affiliated with the running of a hospital offered employment to many area residents. The little hospital that began as an “L” would grow and grow and become the many-storied facility it is in 2010, complete with employment of more than 500. Skilled physicians in every imaginable area of medicine would come to our part of Sussex County. Eventually the Cancer Care Center would be built along the banks of the once quiet Nanticoke River. Men, now in their mid-50’s, would fondly remember going fishing along Middleford Road trying to catch blue gills. As progress came to the area, architects went back to the drawing boards and before long the Mears Campus became a reality, moving many areas of care away from the congested parent organization commonly known as “Nanticoke.” All of this growth, from the very beginning of the thoughts of establishing a
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Letters to the Editor
Don’t miss this key opportunity
Anyone who has questions regarding the upcoming Laurel School Referendum should mark June 22 on your calendar. On that date the first and probably the most important public meeting will be held at the Laurel Middle School Field House, at 6 p.m. This probably will be the only meeting attended by Dr. John Marinucci, State Director of Construction for the Department of Education. Dr. Marinucci is the architect of the study why the new schools vs. remodeling are needed and why building new is more cost effective. Those who disagree with his findings should attend and fire your questions and offer your alternatives. In future public meetings on the referendum no one will be able to answer your questions in more detail than the meeting of June 22. No matter what your stance is on the referendum you owe it to yourself to attend this meeting even if you don’t attend any other. An informed voter knows the facts before they vote; they don’t vote on hearsay or misleading facts. Hope to see you there. Frank B. Calio
Trap Pond development concerns
I love the Trap Pond area. I grew up here. One of my favorite summertime activities as a child and young teenager was to embark on hours-long bike rides in the
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the best place for a land trust to conduct an affordable-housing experiment that could go horribly wrong for neighbors? Neighboring property values will decrease, for starters. It’s difficult enough to sell a home in these trying economic times without adding a line of tiny run-down houses (given the income requirements, they will become run-down eventually) to one’s backyard. And, though I do not wish to stereotype low-income households (I am far from wealthy myself), these kinds of developments almost always bring crime. There are also significant environmental objections to the proposed subdivision. The wooded areas around Trap Pond teem with wildlife; it is an ideal destination for those wishing to “get away” and enjoy nature. It would be beyond wasteful to clear land in this area for a purpose as mundane as development, as if there isn’t enough of that occurring elsewhere. Then there’s the matter of hunting areas in the state park, which would have to shrink due to safety regulations. For the many hunters and nature enthusiasts who are dependent on Trap Pond for a place to escape to in the late autumn, this is unacceptable. I assume the board members of the Diamond State Community Land Trust have good intentions, but the fact is they have selected an extremely inappropriate location at which to pursue their noble goals. I urge them to look for a better location. Surely, open land that does not border a state park can be found.
It is my sincere hope that the citizens of this community will join together and voice opposition to this well-intentioned but poorly-planned project, by attending the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting on June 24, and/or contacting their appropriate representative on the Sussex County Council. Chris Slavens
June 10 issue of Laurel Star
When I moved to Laurel a year ago I had my share of doubts. I’d heard rumors about Laurel’s crime rate and its general state of affairs, and I wasn’t sure it was the right place to purchase a home and settle my family. Thirteen months later, your June 10 issue of the Laurel Star contained news about proposals to cut the police force (which most folks believe will cause an increase in jaywalking, blood feuds, roving gangs of feral cats, and Viking raids), long and agonizingly detailed descriptions of higher property taxes and water and sewer fees, information about where to send donations for the languishing July Fourth Celebration and — buried somewhere in the back — even an article about the need to be on heightened alert from the threat of Delawarean coyotes. What have I gotten myself into? Steve Hobbs
Referendum meeting will be good for everyone Article 3 of three for the new Referendum
Next week on Tuesday, June ...all are welcome 22, we will hold our community next week to get a meeting at the Middle School field house, starting at 6 p.m. For those clear picture of what who might be interested in a mini the state is offering tour, we will provide the commuto Laurel...and how nity an opportunity to see the condition of the Middle School. This much it will cost... mini tour will run from 5:30-6 p.m. and we will start in the field house appears that at this time there could be an with 3-5 groups, depending on the interest. issue. According to the Delaware Code Our guest speaker will then have an opChapter 29 #7406, 20 years is the maxiportunity to answer all the questions you mum amount of time allowed school disthe community might have regarding the tricts for bonds for construction projects. proposed building program, starting at 6 John Marinucci has assisted us in p.m. presenting our request for a longer bond We have been researching the posperiod and shared with me on June 10 that sibility of 25- or 30-year bonds and it the Code limits us to 20 years. But, we are
continuing to pursue this, as there is some indication in the Code that 25 years is a possibility. We must keep in mind that these schools will be for the betterment of the entire community. The economic boom to a small community with a building program of any significance will be felt for years. I am sure there isn’t anyone in the Laurel community that wouldn’t want the best facilities for our children. It’s a matter of if we can make the new buildings affordable, reasonable, and representive of the conservative, family-oriented community that makes Laurel special. This will be our goal for whatever projects are approved at the upcoming referendum. The School Board will open the meeting on June 22, take in the community input, accept recommendations from the
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Referendum Committee, and decide on what CN’s to place on the ballot and then determine the date of the referendum. Because the CN’s expire in October, I would anticipate the Board selecting a September date for the referendum. Please check the Star for updates or call Central Office at 875-6100 for further information. I am appealing to the Laurel School District community to join us on June 22. Those who voted in favor of the referendum last March, those who voted against it, and those who were undecided, all are welcome next week to get a clear picture of what the state is offering to Laurel, what we can expect from the Certificates of Necessity, and how much it will cost the tax payers. John W. McCoy, Ed.D, is superintendent of the Laurel School District
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What will America learn from the mistakes of other countries? By Alieta Eck, MD
Some people learn from others’ mistakes, and some have to “learn the hard way.” Will America follow the lead of countries who have actually tried their own version of ObamaCare, or could we still learn from their mistakes? In a remarkable statement, the International Monetary Fund has recommended that, before any bailouts are considered, the Greek government must privatize transportation, energy and health care to rein in costs. The IMF recognizes that increased government involvement in health care does not save money. It also does not lead to better health care. In 1983, when the socialists were in power, Greece established “health care for all.” Today government spending is unsustainable and Greece is awash in red ink. Talks of budget cuts and program cutbacks are causing rioting and bloodshed. The Greek system is employer-based but the Greek Ministry of Social Health and Cohesion has enacted strict regulations so that innovation cannot exist. Employers must choose from government-approved insurers, with rates and benefits packages clearly delineated. This sounds much like ObamaCare — private but heavily regulated insurance. According to Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute, “The Greek health care system is funded through payroll taxes, general tax revenue and bribery.” While half of the Greek physicians are employed by the government, the other half have private practices and are paid directly by the social insurance fund. Physicians are not allowed to balance bill, so many have devised creative ways to augment their mediocre incomes. Many brazenly demand under the table additional payments in order for a patient to be seen. Waiting times for medical care are very long in Greece due to provider shortages and attempts to keep government costs down. Simple blood tests take a month to schedule. It routinely takes five to six months to see a specialist or schedule surgery. Not surprisingly, patients who pay out of pocket receive faster and better care. The practice of medicine involves a huge range of human interactions that cannot be properly incentivized, regulated or controlled by government. A centralized system is shielded from competition, so inefficiency is protected and multiplied. As costs inevitably arise, systems are set up to lower them, usually meaning more paperwork and greater costs. As bureaucracy grows, productivity declines. An expanding workforce does not lead to better medical care — only to greater expenditures, rules and frustration. In a perfect world, people would pay for their routine health care needs in the same way they pay for the servicing of their cars. They would find and pay a local primary care physician who could take care of 90% of health care needs, recommend preventive services and refer to trusted specialists when necessary. In this scenario people would learn that healthy
lifestyles and activities would save them money. Health insurance would be reserved for the rare unexpected events and thus be a small percentage of total health care costs. The poor in Greece are covered by the National Health Service with government hospitals and employed physicians. Medicaid covers the American poor by attempting to get private physicians to incorporate them into their practices, but since reimbursements are so low, doctors drop out of the plans and enrollees turn to the emergency rooms for urgent care — a tremendously costly and inefficient alternative. Even the poor would do well in a true free market. Before the government got involved, American physicians volunteered to care for the poor at free clinics mostly operated by hospitals. Minimal bureaucracy was involved. These types of clinics could be established all over our country — filled with volunteers instead of government bureaucrats. Personal responsibility would be encouraged and true charity would thrive. Community would no longer be a casualty of government bureaucracy and better physical and financial health of all would be the satisfactory end result. There is still time for America to learn a valuable lesson from Greece. ObamaCare will increase government involve-
ment in health care, the opposite of what we need. Will we have to learn the hard way?
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About the author Dr. Alieta Eck, MD graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in New Jersey and the St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis. She studied Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. and Dr. Eck has been in private practice with her husband, Dr. John Eck, MD in Piscataway, N.J. since 1988. She has been involved in health care reform since residency and is convinced that the government is a poor provider of medical care. To contact her, email eckmds@ gmail.com or call 732-463-0303.
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