MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
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THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009
News CELEBRATION - The town of Delmar will hold its sesquicentennial celebration the week of Sept. 20-26. Page 3 SCHOOLS - The Laurel School Board discusses finances, a tax warrant, and a report from the Federal Stimulus Plan Committee. Page 4 BUDGET - Laurel’s mayor and council struggles to prepare a “fair and balanced budget.” Page 5 TAXES - While the price of fuel, food and even fun seems to be going up, county taxes will not be among those items on the rise. Page 10 SEN. ADAMS - State Sen. Thurman G. Adams, Jr. of Bridgeville passed away Tuesday morning. A look at his life and his powerful influence in the Senate appears on page 13.
Sports ALS WALk - Hattie’s Hero’s participated in the Laurel Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society’s first annual Walk for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). From left are Robin Hitchens, Cheryl Hitchens, Lorraine Hitchens and Taylor Williams. More information on page 3. Submitted photo
BLUE-GOLD - Shown (l to r) are Laurel’s senior participants in the Blue-Gold football game: front- Josh Kosiorowski, Patience Whaley, Kenzie Matthews; back- David Albert and Tyler West. See story on page 24. Photo by Mike McClure
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Delmar developer looks to bring a casino to the town
By Mike McClure At the end of Monday’s Delmar Joint Council meeting, developer James Rostocki announced that he is looking into the possibility of bringing a casino to Delmar if the state moves forward with adding three new casinos. Rostocki said he and his mother have been trying to bring in major retail businesses to land they own across from the Delaware International Speedway, but they have been unsuccessful. Now they are looking at the possibility of bringing a casino venue
to the property, which they believe will attract retail businesses. Rostocki said the state is currently conducting a feasibility study on the possibility of adding three new venues in the state. A developer is pushing for Millsboro to be one of those venues. The report is expected to be released by Oct. 15 and Rostocki said projects need to be shovel ready to be considered. Rostocki said the town zoning does not include casinos. He plans to go before the town’s planning and zon-
ing commission to request a zoning change in preparation for the release of the study. After the study comes out he would need to come together with a casino operator and make a proposal (if the state decides to add three new casinos). “It’s a tremendous opportunity to have something in Delmar and something in Western Sussex County,” Rostocki said. See next week’s Laurel Star for more from Monday night’s Joint Council meeting.
Laurel slated for ‘top-notch’ 4th of July event, but still in need of help from public
By Tony E. Windsor The Laurel community is scheduled for a first-class celebration on July 4, however, the organizers could still use some help. Don Dykes, President of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, the
organization behind the annual celebration, is optimistic about the quality of events slated for the upcoming one-day event. Dykes said for the past few years, the Laurel Fourth of July Celebration has been held as a two-day event. This
year it will go back to its traditional one-day schedule. This will make for a full day of events, back-to-back and Dykes feels many people visiting the event will find it more convenient. Continued on page 3
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Laurel chamber excited about July fourth festivities Continued from page 1
The entire day’s festivities will be located in the immediate area of Janosik Park, near Laurel Towne. The day’s event kicks off with a Prayer Breakfast being sponsored in partnership with The Georgia House on Delaware Avenue, where the breakfast will be served. Pastor Tim Dukes of the Central Worship Center is the guest speaker and music will be provided by Bruce and Nancy Willey of the Gospel Café. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and Dykes said only 125 tickets will be sold at $12 each. A 5K Run will be held with registration starting at 7:30 and the race kicking off at about 8:30 a.m. A Car Show will be held in the Georgia House parking lot beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 3 p.m. The traditional highlight of the Fourth of July celebration is the parade that runs through Laurel along Central Avenue. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. followed by a slate of special activities being held in the
park area including a hot dog eating contest and a pie and cake eating contest. There will also be a watermelon eating contest that is being sponsored by Sussex County Council President Vance Phillips. The Boys & Girls Club at Laurel will be sponsoring a dunking booth that will be featured in the park area as well. Another event that has become a staple at the Fourth of July Celebration is the talent show. This year Dykes said organizers are working to get a variety of types of performances and is urging anyone with talent they would like to share to contact Peggy Kissinger who is coordinating both the talent show and the Prayer Breakfast. The Talent Show is scheduled to start at about 1 p.m. in Janosik Park. Dykes said the Chamber is excited about this year’s event-filled day of celebration, but adds that there is still much to be done and the Chamber of Commerce welcomes any support available. “When you have an event of this magnitude it
is sometimes difficult to get all the help you need,” he said. “We are just a couple of weeks away and feel we are in good shape. We know we will have a wonderful event.” We are hoping for some great involvement in our special events such as the Prayer Breakfast, the 5K Run and the Talent Show and urge everyone who is interested to make contact and get signed up.” One area that has always been a point of pride for the Fourth of July event is the fireworks display at the closing of the program. This year is no exception. The fireworks are scheduled for sometime after 8 p.m. Bruce and Nancy Willy and the Gospel Café band will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., just prior to the display. Dykes said thought there will be fireworks, this is an area where the Chamber could really use some support. “There is no doubt that the fireworks display that is put on each year in Laurel is second to none,” he said. “This display shoots a
thousand shells in a 20-minute period. It is the best show around.” Dykes said the top-notch fireworks display will go on this year, but due to the slow down in the economy, donations have not been as favorable as previous years. “Businesses are cutting back because of the economy and this in turn has impacted the Chambers ability to get donations at the same level as years in the past,” he said. The Chamber will be hosting another first-rate fireworks display this year, but it is putting a financial burden on the organization.” The fireworks display that is presented to the public during Laurel’s annual Fourth of July event costs about $13,000. Anyone interested in helping to offset some of the cost can contact the Chamber. For more about the Fourth of July celebration, call the Laurel Chamber at 875-9319. For information or to participate in the Prayer Breakfast or Talent Show contact Peggy Kissinger at 381-5542.
Maryland and Delaware” will take place on Sept. 20. The parade will start at 2 p.m. with the lineup to start at noon. The parade will start at the high school, go down State Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and will finish at the Mason Dixon complex. Anyone interested in taking part in the parade can contact Commissioner Carrie Williams through town hall for an application.
Delmar council person Mary Lee Pase is looking for residents who are willing to open up their homes for tours on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Among the other events planned for the week are: a Little Miss and Mister Pageant and a search for the oldest living resident. That person will serve as the grand marshall in the parade. All entries can be sent to town hall.
A full calendar of events will be released by the end of the month. The town is looking for support from its residents at the next committee meeting. Interested residents are invited to attend the meeting on July 9 at 7 p.m. at town hall. Niblett said the town is also looking for its churches to take part in the event.
Delmar plans week long celebration of 150th anniversary By Mike McClure The town of Delmar will hold its sesquicentennial celebration the week of Sept. 20-26. According to Delmar (Md.) Mayor Doug Niblett, the town will have an event each day to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Residents and businesses are invited to enter in the town’s parade for free. The deadline to enter is Sept. 6. The parade, which has a theme of “History of Delmar
Walk for ALS held in Laurel The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society hosted its First 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. Every 90 minutes an American dies of ALS. Many people in the community and the Delmarva Peninsula have been affected by this disease. The number continues to grow. The honor society wanted to raise awareness of ALS and raise funds
for research. The walk was a success. Participants walked in honor of people currently battling this horrific disease as well as the following people living with ALS: Larry Kile, Frank Shivick, and Hattie Puckham. Other participants walked in memory of those who lost their fight against ALS: Gene Woolter, Paula Jenkins, and Sandy Gauger. The NJHS raised more than $3,000 and are making preparations to walk in September on the boardwalk in Rehoboth for the Delaware Chapter of the ALS Associations’ annual “Walk to Defeat ALS.” Kim Ralph and Amy Handy are the advisers.
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Laurel School Board discusses finances, stimulus plan By Mike McClure The Laurel School Board had a number of items on the agenda during its June meeting last Wednesday. Among the items discussed were: the district’s finances, the tax warrant, and a report from the Federal Stimulus Plan Committee. Director of Finance Bill Hitch presented the monthly finance report. According to Hitch, the cost of athletics events was over budget ($5,498) due to an increase in the cost of transportation and police. Hitch said the district is looking at alternative methods, including the use of the SCOPE bus for transporting teams to events, which saved the district money this spring. Superintendent Dr. John McCoy also reported that the district is looking into the amount of money is being charged for police to be at football and basketball games. The town is charging the schools $35 per hour plus a 25 percent administrative fee (to cover insurance costs and payroll taxes). Board member Calvin Musser suggested that the board look into hiring a security agency to help provide security at the games. The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) recently sent a letter to the town of Laurel regarding the cost of officers at a football playoff game. Hitch also reported that there will be a 10 cent increase in the tuition rate (from .692 to .792) due to an increase in the tuition bill to outside organizations. The rest of the tax warrant rates will remain the same. According to McCoy, the Federal Stimulus Plan Committee met May 13 and June 16 to discuss the disbursement of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The committee is composed of five building principals, one board member, one paraprofessional, two parents, three teachers, and five central office administrators. While the committee does not know how much funding it will receive, the areas of funding are for Title 1 and IDEA. In two years the district will need to show improvement in its students’ achievement levels. The funds will be provided for programs that are already in place. The committee’s next meeting is next month. Once the plan is completed it will need Department of Education (DOE) approval. The district will then receive half of the money and will get the other half in September or October. Director of Special Services Gail Fowler presented the Early Childhood Program proposal, which was up for adoption at the end of Wednesday’s
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meeting. Fowler wants the district to operate the program for three and four year old special education children itself. In the past the district contracted with the Early Choices Program to serve three year olds and some of the four-year-olds. Fowler said the switch will provide more instructional time with three year olds, allow for at least $33,500 in savings, allow for bathrooms for both programs; and provides Laurel with the ability to serve all of its children. The proposal included moving a module from North Laurel Elementary School to P.L. Dunbar Elementary. The four year old and three year old preschool programs would be housed in the building. The plan also calls for the purchase of the module after it is moved. Musser suggested that the board purchase it and use someone else to move it to avoid a $9,570 charge. The board later voted unanimously in favor of the program. Laurel Assistant Superintendent Linda Schenck gave highlights of the district’s strategic plan for 2009-2014. Schenck pointed out that the projected costs involved are ballpark figures. “I believe it will be an excellent guide for us as we move through the next five years,” McCoy said of the plan, which includes the exploration of adding a JROTC program at the high school. Musser said the board would be giving the committee an open checkbook if it approved the plan without costs attached to some of the items. He added that he would like to see line items come before the board for approval. “We as the board are handling the citizens’ money. We should be responsible for it,” said Musser. McCoy said the document is a living document which can be revised. He added that the committee, which is made up of board members, teachers, administrators, community members, students, and parents, will meet quarterly and may not choose to move forward with a strategy if the funds are not available. Schenck pointed out that the consolidated application, which is approved and funded by the state, will drive funding for the programs. The board voted, 4-1, in favor of the plan with Musser voting against it. Board President Jerry White reported that a bill was passed in the State House of Representatives which would change how board members are elected, the date of Laurel’s election, and the tenure of board members. Under the bill, school board elections would take place in November, board members would serve four year terms, and candidates for the board would
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be required to disclose their finances. “It’s just a bill that’s not doing anything for the kids in our school district,” said White, who believes the bill will die in the Senate. Earlier in the meeting McCoy reported that 170 students have signed up for the district’s summer school programs. The programs will include preparation for next year instead of focussing on making up work from the previous school year. The National Honor Society will be present in grades 4-6 in the Laurel School District starting next Fall. The honor society will be at North Laurel, Laurel Intermediate, Laurel Middle School, and Laurel High School. McCoy also reported that the district is partnering with the
Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related activities at the Indian River inlet bridge. Students at the middle school and high school will go to the site and will conduct onsite exams and investigations. Laurel will be one of three school districts in the state to participate in the program. McCoy voiced concerns over an application for a liquor license by Bryan’s Bowling Center, the bowling lanes located next to Laurel High. McCoy said students walk by the property and will probably go there as part of school incentive programs. The board tabled the issue until its July 1 reorganization meeting.
HugHes- The Laurel School Board saluted administrator Karen Hughes who is retiring. A party was held for Hughes last Wednesday and her final day was Friday. Photo by Mike McClure
Jestice - Outgoing Laurel School Board member Edward Jestice, Jr., who served on the board since 2002, was presented with a plaque during last Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo by Mike McClure
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For the second month in a row Delawareans traveled slightly fewer vehicle miles in 2009 that they traveled the same month in 2008. In April 2009, Delawareans drove 766 million miles compared to 767 million miles in April 2008. That’s a one million mile or 0.1 percent difference. Seventeen other states also posted varying decreases in vehicle- miles-traveled in April, according to recent federal highway data. Nationally, Americans drove more, posting an increase of 0.6% or 1.4 billion more vehicle miles traveled. This is the first increase in national vehicle miles traveled since October 2007.
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Laurel set to pass new FY 2010 budget with no tax increases
By Tony E. Windsor The Town of Laurel is poised to pass a new operating budget. On Monday night, June 22, Laurel Mayor and Council convened to hold a special Public Hearing to discuss a proposed FY2010 budget. Mayor John Shwed opened the hearing by telling the chamber audience that this year’s budget process was a difficult one. “The budget process this year has involved a tough and intense set of negotiations that has gotten us to where we are tonight,” he said. “In previous years we have gotten the budget done earlier, which is an indication of what we have been dealing with.” Shwed thanked the town’s Budget and Finance Committee, as well as Town Manager Bill Fasano and the various department heads who he said worked extremely well together and developed a “fair and balanced budget.” In giving an overview, Town Manager Fasano said he would describe the proposed budget as “conservative, yet dynamic.” He said the budget was developed keeping the current economic issues in mind, but also putting the town’s future at the forefront. “We have prepared a budget which is sympathetic to this economic climate but still reflects out long-range vision and plans for a bright and successful future for the Town of Laurel,” he said. The budget draft includes no new property tax increases, a trend which Laurel has followed for over a decade. However, there are also no proposed wage increases for any of Laurel’s employees and the town is cutting its financial support to local non-profits including the Laurel Volunteer Fire department, which will receive only half of the $30,000 contri-
bution it received last year. Eliminated from this year’s budget altogether are the Laurel Public Library, the Laurel Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Club of Laurel. Fasano addressed these cuts in his address to the Mayor and Council. “There are some notable changes to the proposed budget as compared to budgets from previous years,” he said. “While people are by far our most precious asset, our staff fully understands the unique economic climate in which we find ourselves. Thus, the FY2010 budget includes no cost-of-living wage increase. Also, the budget includes difficult, but necessary eliminations and reductions in humanitarian grants to our local civic organizations.” Fasano said despite the difficult choices that were made to develop the proposed budget, he is confident that the budget “provides a balanced plan for spending that will ensure high quality of service and long-term fiscal sustainability for the Town and its residents.” Fasano said the Town expects about $5.1 million in revenues from its various resources including about $800,000 associated with property taxes, just over $100,000 in state and federal grants. There is also a forecast of over $1.2 million from the town’s municipal wastewater operation, including residential and commercial user fees. The budget also reflects an anticipated $316,000 from the municipal septic receiving enterprise, which largely supports local waste haulers who are servicing private septic systems located outside the town’s corporate limits. The budget is also supported by the town’s other service-related enterprises including the Water Enterprise with a forecasted $619, 300 in revenue and
the Trash Enterprise at about $360,000. The town’s Public Works Department, Code Enforcement Department, Police Department and Alderman’s Court will contribute another combined total of about $792,550 from the variety of service fees, tickets and fines. On the expenditure side, the town is forecasting about $4.9 million in operational expenses and about $411,000 in capital expenditures. Some of the highest costs are associated with $1.2 million from the police department and the wastewater enterprise which is showing forecasted expenditures of about $1.3 million. Fasano said the costs associated with the police department reflect expenditures which would keep two officers on the street, but possibly be paid for through the federal COPS grant program at an estimated $111,705 in funds. He also said that as a way to help keep costs to local taxpayers down, the town is only doing capital projects that are being funded through state and federal grants. Fasano said a change that is coming to the town beginning with the new budget year will be the change in what have been bi-monthly water and wastewater bills. He said the town will now bill these services monthly. Though there were members of the public in attendance at the budget hearing, no one requested to be heard or to ask questions of the Mayor and Council or Town Manager. Mayor Shwed said it is unfortunate that in order to deal with the economic down turn, the town budget has to reflect no wage increases for employees and cuts to local non-profits. However, he said these are similar to decisions being made by
municipalities “up and down this state. I am very appreciative of what the town staff has done in wrestling with this,” he said. “But, it does our community no good to reduce our forces. We are trying to do everything we can to avoid cutting staff.” Fasano said though the proposed budget does not reflect wage increases for town staff, the budget process involved no staff reductions. Shwed said however, that as soon as the town shows growth in its economic picture, employees will be recognized for their sacrifice and given raises where appropriate. He said likewise the town will also return to making the grant support available at its previous levels to the Laurel Fire Department and the other non-profits which he said contribute so much to the quality of life in the town of Laurel. Councilman Don Phillips said he agreed with the comments from the Mayor and Town manager and wanted the community to be aware that future growth in the town is the key to financial prosperity. He said that the town has not spent money, but moreover invested its resources in the town’s important infrastructure. “That infrastructure is not just water pipes and utility poles, it is an investment in people and leaders,” he said. “We are as proud of these employees as anything else we built in the town. We will do everything we can to protect our people. This is a long-term investment and what makes Laurel advantageous to developers and families who want to come to Laurel.” The Laurel Mayor and Council will reconvene on Monday, June 29, for its regular public meeting and it is anticipated that the 2010 budget will be approved in time for the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.
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Business Eastern Springs, a locally owned water delivery company located in Preston, Md., has changed its appearance. With a new look, a new bottle shape, complete with a handle, and a new water supplier, Eastern Springs is excited about its new venture. Drivers will soon be sporting newly painted trucks with the private label logo. Dave and Nancy LaBelle founded Eastern Springs Water Company in 1984. The company employs a family of route drivers, warehouse and office personnel.
the battlefield. • The combination of military electric vehicle technology development and mass production are expected to produce electric cars for consumers with a sticker price under $30,000. • Exporting electric cars through the Port of Wilmington to European and Middle East markets. Spencer has proposed a federal financing plan for this electric car initiative which he views as essential for Delaware and the nation’s economic security, energy security and national security.
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Democratic Congressional Candidate, Scott Spencer, has announced a plan to attract a U.S. auto company to reopen one of Delaware’s recently closed auto plants to become the center of the electric car industry in the United States. Some of the details include: • A competitive bidding process that promotes reopening one of Delaware’s closed auto plants to build electric cars. • Delaware’s auto plants are in the middle of the best market for electric cars: the Northeastern region of the United States where people drive the shortest distances in the country. • Department of Defense contracts for the research and development of military electric vehicles (MEVs) to provide U.S. armed forces with strategic advantages on
John McClellan, CCIM, Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, announces Lumber Liquidators is moving to Delmar. Lumber Liquidators, based in Toano, Virginia is a distributor of finished and unfinished hardwood flooring for residential and commercial customers. The company has over 140 locations nationwide with over 500 employees and is recognized as the largest independent retailer of hardwood flooring in the US. Lumber Liquidators will be opening their newest location adjacent to Furniture Land in Delmar. A mobile showroom is open for business at the same location allowing customers the opportunity to purchase Lumber Liquidators products immediately.
ARC loans may help businesses
SBA is now accepting loans for a temporary new program called America’s Recovery Capital. “ARC” loans of up to $35,000 are designed to provide a “bridge” for viable small businesses with immediate financial hardship – to keep their doors open until they get back on track. ARC loans are deferred-payment loans of up to $35,000, available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need short-term help to make their principal and interest payments on existing and qualifying business debt. ARC loans are 100 percent guaranteed by the SBA and have no SBA fees associated with them. ARC loans will be disbursed over a period of up to six months and will provide funds to be used for payments of principal and interest for existing, qualifying small business debt including mortgages, term and revolving lines of credit, capital leases, credit card obligations and notes payable to vendors, suppliers and utilities. SBA will pay the interest on ARC loans to the lenders at the variable rate of Prime plus two percent. Repayment will not begin until 12 months after the final disbursement. After the 12-month deferral period, borrowers will pay back the loan principal over a period of five years. ARC loans will be made by commercial lenders, not SBA directly. For more information on ARC loans, visit www.sba.gov.
CLYMERS JOIN CF&M - Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. announces that Realtors Bea and Don Clymer recently joined the firm. Bea, who grew up in Bear, is a graduate of Glasgow High School. She holds an associate degree in business administration. Don is from the Newark area and also graduated from Glasgow High School. They moved to Sussex County in 1994 and obtained their real estate licenses in 2004 and 2005. They reside near Georgetown with their two sons, Troy and Michael. Their office is at CFM’s branch location on Route 13 north of Seaford. To reach them, call 302-628-8500.
From left, Small Business Caucus founders and small businessmen, State Rep. Bryon H. Short (D-Highland Woods) and House Minority Whip Dan Short (R-Seaford), unveil their group’s first bill at Legislative Hall.
Legislators work for businesses A bipartisan group of lawmakers, that banned together earlier this year to help Delaware’s small businesses, has yielded results. The first bill backed by the Small Business Caucus, House Bill 85, seeks to implement the Delaware Health Care Commission’s recommendations to improve the stability and predictability small employer group health insurance rates. “The intent of the Small Business Cau-
cus was to put aside political differences to aid our small business community,” said State Rep. Dan Short (R-Seaford). “I hope this bill is the first of many collaborative efforts by our bipartisan membership.” State Rep. Bryon H. Short (D-Highland Woods) agreed, saying Delaware needs to make its small size work to its advantage in attracting, growing and maintaining healthy businesses.
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MS WALK A SUCCESS - Despite a rolling thunderstorm which cancelled the walk, the desire to make a difference brought out 350 participants for Walk MS: Twilight at Baywood Greens 2009. At far right is Marilyn Haines. Signing in is Cindy Hall as her friend, Mary Willet, looks on. Waiting to sign in is Janice Moore (left of Hall). The funds they raised and handed in May 29 are earmarked for national MS research and the programs and services needed by more than 1,500 Delawareans with multiple sclerosis and their families. Photo by Dan Moran
Free Rapid Testing for HIV To mark National HIV Testing Day on Saturday, June 27, Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) and its community partners emphasize that free, rapid HIV testing continues to be available at sites throughout the state – all year long. To find a testing site close to you and basic HIV prevention information, visit www.hivtest.org Below is a sampling of testing sites in Sussex County.
Thursday, June 25 (12 noon – 6 p.m.) Sussex County AIDS Council (Heaven Bound Ministries, 214 Front Street, Seaford). Free confidential rapid HIV counseling and testing. No appointment needed. Call (302) 644-1090. Friday, June 26 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Sussex County AIDS Council (Laurel Street State Service Center, 31039 North Poplar Street, Laurel)
By Dr. Anthony Policastro With summer comes thunderstorms. The thunder is what we pay attention to. We sometimes forget that the thunder is nothing more than the sound that lightning makes. When there is a flash of lightning, we see it immediately. That is because light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Sound only travels at 768 miles per hour. Therefore, we have a pause between seeing the lightning and hearing it. There is an old rule of thumb. If you see a flash of lightning you can then count the number of seconds until you hear the thunder. The number of seconds will be approximately equal to the number of miles away that the lightning was. Lightning is dangerous. There was recently a Little League player in Virginia that was killed by lightning. They were playing a game that was stopped because of lightning. The boy and his friend went out to the field to play catch. That was when the lightning struck. From 1990 through 2003, there were 756 deaths form lightning strikes in the United States. That was a little over 50 deaths per year. Delaware was 40th overall in deaths from lightning strikes during that period.
We need to respect lightning from a physical standpoint and safety standpoint. Lightning strikes to power lines can cause household fires in plugged in appliances. Many people have a false sense of security about surge protectors. They think if they have one, they and their electrical appliances are safe. What they do not realize is that surge protectors work well for power surges. A direct lightning strike is more than enough to overwhelm even the best surge protector. The best approach during a lightning storm is to unplug the appliances from the surge protectors. We use a computer service center in Salisbury, Md. Whenever we go there, they have a lineup of computers that were on a surge protector during a lightning storm. We also need to recognize the fact that holding an electrical appliance during a direct lightning strike can be dangerous over and above the risk of fire in the appliance. Thus lightning can be dangerous from a variety of standpoints. We don’t need to be like the dogs that cower when they hear the thunder. However, we should realize that the thunder means there is lightning around. We need to respect that fact and take the appropriate precautions.
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The Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE) established a special program to recognize outstanding service to the field of career and technical education, and Nanticoke Health Services was recognized with an award for “Outstanding Contribution by a Business.” Nanticoke Health Services supports the DACCTE by providing junior and senior students at Seaford and Woodbridge high schools the opportunity to explore health related careers through observation of real life situations. The program, the first of its kind on the entire Eastern Shore, is integrated with classroom activities and real workplace experiences during their choice of 25 rotations within the hospital. Students learn first-hand about industry trends and outlooks that may impact future courses of study and potential job choices. Since its inception over 15 years ago, several students have participated in and have returned to work for Nanticoke Health Services. “Students coming through our program get the experience and exposure to various health careers, the school is able to offer the program to the students, and Nanticoke is able to help the community and recruit potential new employees,” said Ms. Jean Baldwin, program director.
Mr. Steven A. Rose, president and CEO, and Ms. Jean Baldwin, HCI program director/volunteer services director, accepts the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education’s “Outstanding Contribution by a Business” award for Nanticoke Health Services.
MORNING STAR • JuNe 25 - July 1, 2009
Health Briefs New hospital planned in Milford
Bayhealth President/CEO Dennis Klima has announced that a new Milford Memorial Hospital will be built on the existing hospital property. The next step in the process of preparing for construction of a new facility will include the development of site and master facilities plans and will be followed by important excavation and infrastructure work on the existing site before actual construction begins. And, if all goes as planned, construction will be completed in phases over a number of years. While planning and development work takes place, Bayhealth continues to budget several million dollars annually for upgrades and improvements at Milford Memorial so that the existing facilities can continue providing quality healthcare to the community until the new construction can be completed.
Safe Sitter Class offered
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 4 p.m., July 8 and 10. The Safe Sitter program is a medically accurate instructional series that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. Cost is $50. Participants are to bring a bagged lunch. To register your son, daughter or child’s babysitter, call 629-6611, ext. 2540. All medical information will be taught by a certified professional. During the
course, students get hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis. Instructors also provide tips to make sitters more confident caregivers. They give information on child development and suggest age-appropriate activities. Participants will also learn about the business aspects of babysitting. To register or for more information about Safe Sitter, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2540.
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Governor Jack Markell has signed legislation allowing patients to receive visitors of their choosing while they are hospitalized or housed at a nursing home. House Bill 112, sponsored by Rep. Helene M. Keeley, D-Wilmington South, allows competent adults to receive visits in a hospital, nursing home or nursing facility from any person they choose. The law does not overrule a facility’s visitation policies that are based on the patient’s medical condition, visitation hours or a court order. Rep. Keeley said she heard from several residents that close friends or extended family members were not able to visit their loved ones in the hospital or at a nursing home because their policies limit visitors to immediate family. HB 112, which the House and Senate unanimously passed, eliminates any inconsistency with existing visitation rights in licensed long-term care facilities while requiring that the facilities adhere to advance health care directives and powers of attorney. It also makes clear that any
House to expand CHIP program The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation recently that would extend the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to allow all uninsured children to obtain health insurance at no cost to the state. House Bill 139, sponsored by Rep. Teresa L. Schooley, D-Newark, would expand health insurance coverage for children of families with personal incomes above 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Currently, CHIP is only available to children in families that have an income level less than 200 percent of poverty. Rep. Schooley noted that about 10 percent of Delaware children are uninsured, but only slightly more than half are eligible for CHIP and Medicaid coverage.
“A lot of parents can’t get insurance for their kids because many major insurers don’t allow people to only cover their children. They often have to buy insurance for their entire family, which can cost more than $1,000 a month,” Rep. Schooley said. Under HB 139, a cover-all-kids program would be established, allowing parents to pay a monthly premium of approximately $170 per child plus administrative costs, which would provide the same level of coverage the child would receive under CHIP or Medicaid. Since the parents would bear the cost of the premium, it would cost the state nothing to implement the program. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
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Nanticoke Health Services recently presented three scholarships to local high school graduates who plan to enter the health care field. The three recipients are Nelthalie Regusme, Woodbridge High School and Kimberly Graves and Hilary Cooper, from Seaford High School. Nelthalie Regusme will attend Salisbury UniversiRegusme ty, Kimberly Graves will attend Liberty University in Virginia and Hilary Cooper will attend the University of Delaware. All three plan to pursue
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
Sussex County adopts $128m budget with no increase in taxes Sussex County property owners can take comfort in one certainty in this uncertain economy: while the price of fuel, food and even fun seems to be going up, County taxes will not be among those items on the rise. Sussex County Council, following a public hearing Tuesday, June 16, approved the $128 million budget for the 2010 fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget calls for no increase in taxes and very little new spending for the County during the next year. The adopted budget keeps in place the county’s property tax rate of 44.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, making this the 20th consecutive budget in which the County tax rate has remained the same. The only increases proposed and accepted by the County Council were related to sewer and water fees, including a flat increase of $8 per year for the County’s more than 60,000 sewer and water customers to help cover administrative costs. Council also adopted a 5 percent increase in connection charges for new public
sewer and water users. While taxes and most other fees are remaining flat, so too is much of the County’s spending. In fact, the adopted budget is an austere, pared-back plan when compared to the current year’s $142 million budget, coming in some $14 million, or 10 percent, lower with reductions in everything from equipment purchases to the hiring of new employees. The smaller budget is the result of declining revenues, particularly in the housing sector. Once the largest revenue source, the Realty Transfer Tax – the 3 percent levy attached to most property sales, and split between the County and State – is forecast to drop almost 30 percent in the next year, to $12.7 million. “This budget should come as no surprise to anyone. Given the weaker state of the economy, revenue is down, in households, in businesses and in government,” County Administrator David B. Baker said. “Thanks to the hard work of
our employees and the leadership of our Council, we have found ways to save and to continue providing services in an efficient way.” The new budget avoids mandatory furloughs, unpaid leave and employee layoffs, but does trim more than two dozen positions from the County payroll through retirement and attrition. That will lead to a savings of more than $1.7 million. Meanwhile, changes in health care benefits that will require increased contributions from employees and higher co-pays will save taxpayers an additional $1 million. Other savings will come from delaying some equipment purchases and limiting travel, as well as reducing Grant-in-Aid funding to more than 100 organizations and non-profit groups. The latter alone will save more than $2.5 million. And recently adopted initiatives, such as an early retirement option for qualified employees, as well as revenue enhancers, such as fee increases for the Clerk of the Peace office, also are
“I think the sky’s the limit with this test,” said Sokola, a longtime champion of education reform efforts. “The results will have diagnostic information with them for the specific areas where students are weak and strong and it will give teachers more immediate feedback so they can quickly make use of that information.” When it originally came out, Sokola said the original DSTP was considered a strong test, but it didn’t wear well as tests, such as the new one that offer more immediate feedback were developed in response to the federal No Child Left Behind law. The new test, he says should have a better lifespan. “This is a very flexible design,” Sokola said. “We should be able to adapt it more easily as changes and improvements in testing come along.” The bill now heads to the House where Lowery said she hopes it will meet with similar support. “It had a lot of support in the Senate because it makes sense,” she said. “It makes sense for children. It makes sense for our teachers. It’s a good bill.”
CONTESTANT HONORED - During an annual House of Representatives’ appearance by the Miss Delaware Pageant contestants, two lawmakers took a moment to honor one of the ladies. Kayla Martell (Miss Newark) was presented with a House Tribute by State Rep. Valerie Longhurst (D-Bear) for her outstanding community service. Martell suffers from an autoimmune disease, alopecia areata, in which a person’s own immune system attacks their hair follicles. She mentors young girls with alopecia areata and visits schools encouraging students to be more tolerant. From left, Kayla Martell listens to State Rep. V. George Carey (R-Milford), who lauded the Milford resident in the House chamber for her work with Delaware youths.
DSTP’s replacement is approved If there’s one thing students, teachers and parents generally agree on, it’s this: DSTP may be the most hated acronym in the state. The Senate recently voted 19-0 to approve the student accountability test’s replacement for students from kindergarten to the eighth grade, which is scheduled to go into statewide use during the 20102011 school year. Unlike the current test, which is given once a year, students will be able to take the new exam up to three times a year. “If students take it at the beginning of the year and they’re already proficient, the teachers can start working on academic enrichment exercises for them,” she said. “If they take it and don’t do well, they have two other times to take it and teachers have time to intervene on the student’s level.” Sen. David Sokola, D-Newark North, sponsored the bill authorizing the new test and he said the new exam should be able to help districts strengthen curricula and can be coordinated with other states as well.
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factored in. Council did, however, partially restore funding to local law enforcement grants, which provides up to $25,000 each to 21 of the county’s municipalities for police equipment and other departmental expenses. Council members considered dropping that to $12,500 for each of the towns in the proposed budget, but opted to cut the amount to $15,000 per town instead. Council President Vance C. Phillips praised the budget’s writers – the committee included Mr. Baker, Finance Director Susan M. Webb, Budget and Cost Manager Kathy L. Roth and Accounting Director Gina A. Jennings – for balancing needs with affordability and practicality. “Sussex Countians are feeling the negative effects of the economy, and this budget ensures local government won’t add to their financial pain,” Mr. Phillips said. “The taxpayers expect no less, and I’m proud of what this new Council has delivered in its first six months on the job.”
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Lawmakers approve 2.5% pay cut for state employees Legislators crafting the state’s next spending plan have agreed to cut the salaries of all state employees and public school teachers by 2.5 percent. On a 7 to 5 vote (6/12), mainly along party lines, the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee included a 2.5 percent pay cut for Delaware state employees in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2010 budget. Seven of the JFC’s eight Democratic lawmakers sided with Gov. Markell in voting for a pay cut. Only State Sen. Dave McBride (D-Hawk’s Nest) joined the four Republicans on the committee – State Reps. Joe Booth & Joe Miro and State Sens. Dori Connor & Cathy Cloutier – in opposing the cut. Included in the proposal is a plan to cut the compensation of public school teachers by 2.5 percent via the loss of two paid professional development days and 1.5 percent of their salary. The decision stands to directly effect about 31,500 people: 18,000 state workers and 13,500 public education employees, including 9,000 teachers. Markell administration officials had earlier dismissed furloughing state employees as an option for reducing payroll costs, but Rep. Miro said that furloughs could have been used effectively. He noted that many other states have given employees unpaid time off, including neighboring Maryland, as part of their efforts to cut expenses. He said furloughs are more easily reversible than pay cuts and give employees time off in exchange for the reduced compensation. “Cutting base pay means
workers will start the next fiscal year in a hole,” he said. Earlier this year, Gov. Jack Markell had proposed cutting the salary of state workers by eight percent as part of his omnibus plan to close the gap between projected state revenue and expected spending for the operating budget that begins July 1. The administration reportedly agreed to the lower 2.5 percent pay cut to gain the support needed to get the proposal through the JFC. State Rep. Joe Booth (R-Georgetown), a member of the Joint Finance Committee, says the governor was fixated on exacting some pay cut from state workers. “If I’m a state employee, I’m a little disappointed in the governor and the administration. There were other avenues to get $28 million out of a $3 billion budget.” The Markell pay cut proposal would have saved the state $91 million, but the cut adopted by the JFC would yield less than a third of that figure – approximately $28.5 million. According to the state Controller General’s Office, the gap for the upcoming budget is estimated at $750 million to $800 million. The FY 2010 state budget is expected to be approximately $2.9 billion. While relatively modest, Rep. Booth says the collective weight of the pay cut could send ripples through the state’s economy by reducing the discretionary spending of 31,000 families. “I think even 2.5% hurts (those families) from going out and spending in local businesses, which are also struggling,” he said. “So I think this will worsen the state’s economic pic-
State employees rallied on Legislative Mall (6/11), calling for lawmakers to sign a pledge not to cut their pay. Those pleas failed to sway most of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.
ture.” State workers will likely face other compensation cuts in the form of higher health insurance premiums and a freeze in automatic “step increases.” If implemented as expected, the two actions would result in a combined additional cut of $26.6 million. Because state workers’ pensions are based on earnings, the Joint Finance Committee included a budgetary provision to protect employees on the cusp of retire-
ment from having their pension income impacted by the pay cut. According to the state Pension Office, as many as 500 state workers have applied to retire at the start of the new fiscal year. Until the budget is enacted at the end of the month, Rep. Booth says the pay cut issue is still in flux. “It could be reversed, particularly if state employees keep the pressure up on the General Assembly. This budget still has to go through the General Assembly.”
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 25 - July 1, 2009
Delaware shocked at passing of Senator Thurman Adams Adams was Senate Majority Leader from 1999 through 2002 and President Pro Tempore from 2003 until his death By Tony E. Windsor The state of Delaware was dealt a major political blow with the passing of Democratic State Sen. Thurman Adams, Jr., the most powerful legislator in the state. Adams had been hospitalized over the weekend after becoming ill. He was scheduled for tests and expected to return to work at the beginning of the week. Adams was admitted to Kent General Hospital on June 15. Doctors confirmed the nature of his illness to be pancreatic cancer just shortly before his death. He would have been 81 on July 25. Gov. Jack Markell ordered flags to be flown at half-mast in tribute to the longtime Senator. “My thoughts and prayers are with Senator Adams’ family during this difficult time,” Markell said. “I want to thank them for sharing Senator Adams with Delaware for so many years as the state is better off as a result of his decades of service. Senator Adams dedicated most of his life to serving the public and there has not been a law passed in the last 30 years that he did not touch in some way. His legacy will be felt for generations.” In Legislative Hall on Tuesday, Sen. Robert Venables (D-Laurel), said he was “not prepared” for the news that came Tuesday morning of the passing of his longtime friend and colleague. He had expected to be with him this week and as late as Tuesday morning made a call to see if he would ride to Dover with him. “I thought he would be home over the weekend, and when he didn’t come home I just figured he would be back at the first of the week,” Venables said. “I called his office this morning at about quarter till eight to talk with his grandson and see if I could pick him up on my way to Dover. That was when I found out he had still not been released from the hospital.” It was while talking with a reporter early Tuesday that Venables learned of the death of Thurman Adams. “I was talking
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with a reporter and during our conversation he told me to hold on because he had just been given word that Thurman had taken a turn for the worst,” he said. “The reporter came back on the phone and told me the news and that is how I found out about Thurman’s death. I was not prepared for this. It is going to be hard for me to keep my mind on anything at all today.” On Tuesday the Delaware Senate was scheduled for a vote on the controversial S.B. 211, which would add sexual orientation as a protected class in anti-discrimination law, as it applies to employment, housing, public accommodations, contracting and insurance. Both Adams and Venables were in opposition to the legislation. “I needed Thurman here with me as we addressed this legislation,” Venables said. He said it was expected that the Senate would take no action on Tuesday other than role call. He said Adams’ daughters were expected to come to Legislative Hall and formally announce the events surrounding their father’s death. A graduate of Bridgeville High School and the University of Delaware, Thurman Adams served as a State Senator representing the 19th District for 37 years, coming to the legislature in 1972. He was Senate
Majority Leader from 1999 through 2002 and President Pro Tempore from 2003 until his death. While serving the Delaware Senate, Adams served on a variety of Senate Committees including the Ethics, Agriculture, Executive, Judiciary, Permanent Rules committees and the Legislative Council. He was president of T.G. Adams & Sons, Inc., a Bridgeville landmark business that was started in 1949 by his father. He ran the business with his grandsons and most early mornings could be found in the office prior to leaving for work in the Senate. House Minority Whip Daniel Short (R-Seaford) said that Adams was the consummate legislator and represented his constituency as one of them. “Thurman Adams not only represented his district well in Dover, he was also representative of it, bringing with him the down-to-earth values that are common of the people in western Sussex. His constituents have lost more than a local official. They’ve lost a good friend and neighbor,” he said. Venables said both he and Thurman Adams came from the “old school” as it pertains to their political and personal principals. “He was a straight-shooter, I will tell you that. I guess I knew him about as well as anybody. He was my closest friend, not just in the Senate,” Venables said. “Thurman was like me, he came from the old school and I think here in America it won’t be long before people will realize that that is not a bad place to come from.” Venables also appreciated how Adams tended to look out for him. “He knew that I was always kind of bashful about inviting myself to anything that someone did not ask me to attend. So, there were few things that he did not purposefully include me in on if he thought it would be good for me to be there.” Sometimes Venable’s special relationship with the Senior Senator allowed him to make suggestions to his longtime friend. “We both had the same type of personalities and we were both pretty conservative in our politics,” he said. “I told Thurman that there was one thing I thought he needed to work on. I told him he had a memory like an elephant and he held a grudge. If anybody ever did anything he didn’t like to him, his family
or the Democratic Party, he would hold a grudge and never forget it. He agreed with me and said he knew that was one of the weakest personality traits he had.” U.S. Senator and former Governor of Delaware, Thomas Carper, calls Thurman Adams “a Sussex County icon.” Learning of Adams’ death, Carper said: “This is a very sad day for Delaware. A longtime friend, a lifelong servant of the people, and a Sussex County icon, Thurman Adams will be sorely missed. When I was governor, I had the good fortune of working closely with Thurman on many issues. As a legislator and a business owner, Thurman worked tirelessly for the interests of Delaware’s agriculture and business communities. He also understood better than most Delaware’s pre-eminent role in the corporate world, and he had a fierce commitment to our state’s superior judiciary and to standing up for what he believed in most. “Whether you agreed with Thurman’s politics or not, you respected him. Delaware is a far better place in which to live and work because of Thurman Adams, his stewardship and his steadfast leadership.” Adams was born in Bridgeville on July 25, 1928. He and his late wife, Hilda, had three children, two daughters, Polly and Lynne, and a son, Brent, who is deceased. It is not clear what the passing of Sen. Adams may mean to the operations of the Senate or how his vacancy will be addressed. Venables said everything is still very raw and life in the legislature will “just not be the same.” Venables said his position of leadership in the very important “Bond Committee,” which oversees much of the distribution of state funding, was the result of the confidence that Sen. Adams had in his abilities as a legislator. In an interview in 2006, Adams spoke about why he spent over 35 years in the Delaware State Senate. “You can’t buy the satisfaction that comes from being able to help people the way you can by being in the Delaware Senate,” Adams said. “I am in a position to help people in a way that otherwise is not possible. I feel that being in the Senate allows me to help improve people’s lives. I take great pride in that. And when there are times that I am unable to resolve someone’s problem, it really gets to me.”
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Phillips helps farmers overseas Recently Vance Phillips, Sussex County Council president, applied the leadership and agricultural experience he brings to Delaware to the Republic of Georgia, where he trained members of a farm service center as part of a project with CNFA, a nonprofit focused on empowering people and enterprises in the developing world. Phillips worked with members of individual enterprise Gia Kordzaze to instruct the farm service center staff in soil fertility improvement, crop and pest management and application of plant protection products. Phillips said Gia Kordzaze initially did not have a customer database, but soon learned the importance of interpersonal relationships in business.
“They didn’t even know their best customer’s last name,” he said. “By the end of my visit, the service center was proficiently entering customers into a newly created database, complete with phone numbers, addresses, farm size and even their birthdays.” Vance Phillips traveled to Georgia under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program, which provides voluntary technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, and agribusinesses in developing and transitional countries to promote sustainable improvements in food processing, production, and marketing. To find out how you can become a Farmerto-Farmer volunteer, visit www.cnfa.org/ farmertofarmer.
DMV adds three new features to its menu of online services In conjunction with a new website design, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has added three new functions to their menu of online services. The new features will assist the elderly and persons with disabilities and their caregivers; as well as customers looking to reserve a vanity registration plate for their vehicle. The website is www.dmv.de.gov. The DMV now allows the online reservation of desired vanity license plates to complement the existing vanity plate registration search functions. These two functions have been combined and any reservation made online is valid for 60 days from the date of initial reservation. This allowance will benefit the customer and DMV staff by eliminating the possibility of a vanity tag combination being issued to another party before a person has the chance to visit the DMV to make payment on the tag. Also launched are two services aimed at assisting the elderly, persons with dis-
abilities and their caregivers. Delaware citizens that have reached the age of 85, by law, are entitled to receive a handicap placard for their personal use. These citizens and/or their caregivers may now request this placard online. Citizens that already have a handicap placard and simply need to renew the placard may also renew their existing placard online. The handicap placard renewal can be done 90 days before the expiration. Security measures and identification requirements have been put into place to ensure that these transactions are accurate and the transaction information is secure. The online service is for placards only. Handicap license plates must still be renewed in person at a DMV facility. These new options add to the growing menu of DMV online service offerings such as; vehicle registration renewal notifications, administrative hearing requests, DMV fee calculator, Centennial License plate purchases and organ donor requests.
State expects $2.6m from auction Delaware will receive $2.6 million for investment in clean energy projects from the state’s participation in the fourth Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions allowances held recently. The 10 RGGI partnering states hold quarterly allowance auctions and invest the proceeds in energy efficiency, renewable energy and other programs that benefit energy consumers and create green jobs. All of Delaware’s 763,842 allowances
for the 2009 vintage were sold at a clearing price of $3.23 per allowance. In a parallel offering, Delaware sold 66,698 allowances for $2.06 per allowance for the second 3-year control period beginning in 2012. Under legislation passed last year by the Delaware General Assembly, approximately $1.87 million or 65 percent of the auction proceeds will be directed to the new Sustainable Energy Utility, the entity tasked with providing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for households and businesses. For more information, visit www.rggi.org.
Tournament to benefit students
Tidewater Utilities, Inc. is sponsoring the second annual Tidewater Fundraising Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 21 at Heritage Shores Country Club in Bridgeville. The company has partnered with Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus Alumni Association to support the efforts of the group and to benefit the Environmental and Engineering Technologies programs. Entitled the “TUI Greener Tomorrow Golf Tournament,” the event will begin at noon with registration and lunch. The shotgun start is 1:30 p.m. and dinner will complete the day. Priz-
es will be awarded for various contests. Fees range from single player at $150 which includes lunch, dinner, and two beverage tickets to a major sponsor at $1,500 which provides complimentary foursome meals, beverage tickets, tee sign and sponsor identified in all press and publicity materials. Participants also can donate a door prize or items for the goody bags. Registration and fees must be submitted no later than Aug. 7. For a registration brochure and complete information, call Alison Buckley at Delaware Tech at 302-855-1607 or Joe Cuccinello at Tidewater Utilities at 302-734-7500, ext. 1014.
Bill would give leave for parents Parents needing to take leave from work to attend their children’s scholastic activities would have the opportunity to do so under legislation introduced by Rep. Darryl M. Scott. A former Capital School District board member and father of two teenage boys, Rep. Scott said that House Bill 231 is designed to provide more flexibility for parents to be involved in their children’s education, which is essential to their success in school. Under HB 231, an employee would be entitled to a maximum of 16 hours of unpaid leave each school year per child to attend school conferences essential to their child’s education. The legislation specifies that the leave can only be used if the conference or activity cannot reasonably be rescheduled during non-work hours. An employee would only be able to use the leave in a maximum of four-hour increments and
must provide at least 48 hours notice before taking the leave. An employer would not be required to pay the worker for any leave. The employer also would be permitted to require the parent to provide written verification of the school activity or conference. An employer with 10 or fewer workers at one location may limit the number of employees who take leave on any given day. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families, five states (Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Louisiana) and the District of Columbia provide parents with leave to attend school activities while two (Massachusetts and Vermont) allow leave for school activities and other family-related leave and two other states (Nevada and California) protect leave for school activities but do not provide additional leave. House Bill 231 has been assigned to the House Education Committee.
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MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
Community Bulletin Board Farmers and Artisans Market
Seaford’s Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www. seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at email@example.com or 302-2459494.
• “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents “Movie Monday” on June 29 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. Call the Library for details at 629-2524. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” hosts “Family Comedy Jam” presented by the Delaware Comedy Theatre on Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. • Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time on Wednesday July 1 at 10:30 a.m. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” hosts “Don’t Wait…Create” with Entertainer Bruce Fite on Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. • “Express Yourself @ Your Library” presents “Xtream Photography Part 2” on Thursday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. • The Seaford District Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will be open for our regular library hours on Monday, July 6. • “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents “Movie Monday” on July 6 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. Call the Library for details at 629-2524 • “Be Creative @ Your Library” presents “Storytelling Express - Origami Swami” with Megan Hicks on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. This program is funded by the Delaware Division of Libraries and the Delaware Division of Arts. • “Express Yourself @ Your Library” presents Instant Improve with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Seaford Historical Society picnic
The annual picnic for members of Seaford Historical Society will be held on Sunday, June 28, at the VFW Banquet Hall on Middleford Road at 6 p.m.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of vegetable, salad or dessert. Chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge is $5 per person. Anyone who would like to attend but is not a member may join that evening. Membership costs $20 per person or $35 per family. Reservations are required and must be made before June 22 by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
‘Boyz 2 Dads’
“Boyz 2 Dads” will be offered to young men ages 12 to 19 the week of August 3. The program will be offered by Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. and the Fatherhood Initiative Coalition. Boyz 2 Dads is an interactive, computer-based video game and decision making program. Space is limited, so please register your son early. Young men 16 - 19 years may register on their own. Snacks and incentives will be provided and certificates will be awarded upon completion. The program will be held in Seaford from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, August 3, 5, and 7. To register, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Books and Birdies’ Golf Classic
Seaford Library and Cultural Center: The 1st Annual “Books and Birdies” Golf Classic will be held at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, July 24. The cost is $125 per player and includes use of the driving range with range balls, greens fee and cart, a hospitality cart, buffet luncheon, and prizes for many on-course contests, tee gifts, door drawings and putting and chipping contests. Proceeds from the tournament go toward construction of the new Library and Cultural Center. Registration forms are available at any Sussex County Library and at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at the Club at 629-2890.
‘Send a Kid to Camp’
Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers, is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The “Send a Kid to Camp” project features a series of “parking lot” performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 6283789.
rative brass tag, bicentennial weave and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50” x 3.75” and sells for $45 each. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 629-4896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment.
Seaford Historical Society raffle
The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This allday excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks onboard ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a selfguided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket to win this trip costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.
SSA opens for season
The Seaford Swimming Association is open for the 2009 season. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SSA, a family-oriented pool located in a wooded setting on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is welcoming new members. Recreational swimming, picnics, swimming lessons, swim team, parties and family activities are offered throughout the summer. For more information or a membership application, call 629-8773 or visit www.swimssa.com.
Class of ‘98 reunion
The Seaford High School Class of 1998 is planning a reunion on Friday, June 26
Delaware Teen Challenge
Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 6292559.
Community mentors needed
The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students meet throughout the summer at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For more information, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
Summer Reading Program
All programs take place at the Laurel Public Library. For more information call 875-3184. • Tuesday, June 30, 2 p.m., Shake, Rattle and Roll with Suzanne and Jim - all ages • Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m., Megan Hicks, Storytelling Empress and Origami Swami - all ages • Tuesday, July 14, 2 p.m., Mike Rose, magician - all ages • Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m., Movie and Munchies - Pre-k through 6th grade • Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m., Winterthur Museum presents “Design Like Dupont” grades K-6 • Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m, Rehoboth
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Blades VFC 75th anniversary
Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The “Buckeye” Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemo-
at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email Andrea Jones at email@example.com.
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Tony Windsor is accepting bookings for entertaining any size event, from the living room to the great outdoors! Singing classic country and rock, with special 50s, 60s and 70s hits! Also, gospel and holiday music available. Booking now for Christmas parties and beyond. Call: 302-236-9886 for info.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009 Summer Children’s Theater presents “Anansi, the Trickster” - all ages • Weekly Programs (beginning Monday, June 22) • Acting Club, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. grades 2-6 – be part of a real play! • Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - day care homes welcome • Kids Create Art Club, Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - grades K-6 • 10-Page-A-Day Book Club, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - grades 2-6
Old Christ Church opens
Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it’s never been altered from its original condition. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 2286097. The church will open for tours during Laurel’s 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by vice president Kendal Jones. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.
Laurel VFD event
On Saturday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) the Laurel Fire Dept.; 205 W. 10th St., will have a dinner, a 50/50, a Chinese auction and door prizes. Dinner menu includes: hot roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, corn on the cob, bake beans, coleslaw, chips & pretzels, desert, beer, soda, ice tea, cash bar. Tickets are $20 a person, or $35 a couple. Advance ticket sales only. For tickets call 875-3081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Reading Program
The Greenwood Public Library’s adult summer reading club, “Book a Summer Getaway @ Your Library,” will be going on until Aug. 17. The summer reading club is open to anyone 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book; these entry slips enter you in weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing on Aug. 17. In addition, $1 worth of fine forgiveness will be granted for each week’s participation. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Christmas in July
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be having a Christmas In July Auction on Thursday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon for a $3 donation per person over 60 years of age. For details call Susan Welch at 302349-5237.
CHEER Ferry Excursion
Join the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center for the Annual Ferry Excursion on Tuesday, July 7. The bus departs the center at 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person which includes ticket price, box lunch and transportation. To register, please call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237 or your local CHEER Center director.
Beginning computer classes
Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up.
mote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
People’s Place fundraiser
The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People’s Place, an abused women’s shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.
Charity Open golf tournament
The Town of Bridgeville’s third annual benefit golf tournament, the Charity Open, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will be used to support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This year’s tournament will have a new format whereby more players will have a chance at winning a prize. The event will feature a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Hole sponsorships are available for $125. The single-player registration fee for the tournament is also $125. To become a sponsor or to register for the golf tournament, contact Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
Scrapbook classes Chicken BBQ
A benefit for Wicomico Relay for Life will be held June 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church at 101 E. State Street, Delmar. Cost is $7.50 and includes chicken, roll, beans, slaw and dessert. Contact the church office at 302-846-9501 or Peggy Moore at 302-846-3901 for more information.
D.H.S. class of ‘84 reunion
Delmar High School Class of 1984 celebrates its 25th class reunion on Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. On Friday, July 31 - social/cocktails, location to be announced. On Saturday, Aug. 1 - Delmar VFW, dinner dance at 6 p.m., tickets $27 per person. On Sunday, Aug. 2 - Old Mill Crab House at 3 p.m. Contact Lisa (Payne) Henry at 410-8962214 or LDHenry84@comcstnet. RSVP by July10.
Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first and third Thursdays each month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Join us at the center for free scrapbooking classes in June. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Wii Fit at CHEER Center
Wii Fit Exercise begins this month on Mondays and Thursdays at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood. Wii Fit is a combination of fitness and fun. For more information call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to pro-
Railroad Garden Tour
The 2009 Western Area Shoreline Railroad Garden Tour will be held at the following locations: Saturday, June 27 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain date Sunday, June 28) • Hollis and Mary Noel’s (18272 Progress School Road, Bridgeville) • Don and Sylva Park’s (26209 Old Carriage Road, Seaford) • Jay and Cindy Davis (6347 Underwoods Corner Road, Smyrna) Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 • Jay and Sandy Ruark (102 S. Park Lane, Federalsburg, Md.) Look for Railroad signs. The trains run weather permitting. For a complete list, visit www.trainweb.org/shoreline.
Heritage Day in Harrington
The city of Harrington extends an
PAGE 17 invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.
Strikes for St. Jude Kids
The first “Cat Coutry/Dr. Pepper Strikes for St. Jude Kids” Bowling Tournament is Sunday, June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Lanes on Mitchell Street in Millsboro. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bowling enthusiasts and businesses are encouraged to form a four-person team and raise a minimum of $50 per bowler ($200 per team). Corporate partnerships are also available. Teams will receive a game of bowling with free shoe rental, free food and drinks courtesy of Dr. Pepper, a chance to win door prizes and more. There will also be a Chinese auction table and 50/50 raffle drawings. To sign up your team or to find out more, call 410219-2500.
Sussex Pomona Grange Picnic
Sussex Pomona Grange Picnic will be held Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m., at Bedford Street Park (next to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 North Bedford St., Georgetown). This is hosted by Midland Grange #27.
Amateur Radio Field Day event
The Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) in association with the Sussex Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will participate in the annual Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day event that begins at noon on Saturday, June 27 and ends at noon on Sunday, June 28. The event will be held at the Army National Guard Training Center in Bethany Beach. The two-day event, that will run continuously through the night, will feature local amateur radio operators, “hams,” who will make radio contact with other hams throughout the United States and around the world. This event is open to the public and all age groups. For more information about ham radio in this area, visit www.sussexamateurra-
Seaford AARP trips
Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater, cost is $70.”Uncle Chick’s Last Wish” will be
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a memorable comedy when you see how his wife and friends deal with this strange wish. Sept. 12-18 - Northern Michigan, cost is $790 pp double. This trip includes two hot meals per day. You’ll visit Frankenmuth and Christmas Wonderland on the mainland. Then over to Mackinac Island for your horse & carriage tour of the island before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for lunch. Then the hydro-jet ferry ride to St. Ignace and board our motorcoach to Saulte St. Marie for a boat ride thru the Soo Locks. Before leaving Michigan the last night we will stay at the Kewadin Casino Hotel. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa., cost is $69. Ride the rails and have lunch on the train. Nov. 16-20 - The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C., cost is $589 pp double. Two hot meals per day. A Christmas show at The Carolina Nights dinner theater, a candlelight dinner on the Biltmore grounds and another Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Folk Arts Center, and have time to explore the holiday decorations on the grounds and in town. Contact Rose Wheaton at 6297180 for more information.
Travel in with Del Tech
Enjoy summer day trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. On Wednesday, July 8, tour the newly restored Nemours mansion and gardens in Wilmington. This 300-acre estate was the home of Alfred I. duPont, late industrialist and philanthropist. Enjoy a trip back in time with a cruise aboard the Dorothy & Megan, a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn of the century paddlewheel boat, on Saturday, July 11. Feast in the scenery of the Choptank River with a lunch prepared by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. On Tuesday, July 14, take a guided tour of the Department of Agriculture research facility and living museum in Washington, D.C. View a brand new production of “Grease” direct from Broadway in great seats at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 16. The show features American Idol winner Taylor Hicks in this 2008 Tony nominee for “Best Revival of a Musical.” Watch “Eyecons – Las Vegas or Bust” at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts on Saturday, July 18. Be amazed as female impersonator, Christopher Peterson, brings to life female stars of the 20th century including Marilyn Monroe, Julie Andrews, Barbara
Streisand and many more. On Wednesday, July 22, join in the excitement at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies take on the Chicago Cubs. Not a sports fan? A day-trip to New York is also offered on July 22. Escape to the land of King Arthur and his Knights at the Round Table in “Camelot,” the follow up to the hit “My Fair Lady,” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. on Thursday, July 23. Enjoy Longwood Gardens with an independent time for dinner. On Saturday, July 25, spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the Capital in Washington D.C. Take a trip along old Route 66 while tracing the history of America’s music from the 1940’s to the present in “Route 66 Revisited” at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, July 29. For more information or to sign up for a trip, contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Rails & Trails
Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights – cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call the center for
more information, 629-4939.
The Sussex Chapter of Em-
broiders’ Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For details call 410-208-9386.
Knitting Guild Association
The “Sea Purls” chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 -2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 1. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call 302-8546776.
Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.
39th District Democrats
The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on July 16, 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
Democrat Club picnic
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its annual picnic Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at Dukes’ Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. There will be no regular meetings in June of July. The picnic which is expected to draw a large crowd features homemade ice cream plus fried chicken provided by the club. Members will bring covered dishes to round out the menu. State-wide office holders and other dignitaries have been invited. RSVP to Betsy Davis, 875-7091 or Joyce Schaefer, 629-2107.
The 40th District Republican Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at the Laurel Public Library. Sussex County Clerk of the Peace, George Parish, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Monet Smith at 875-7384. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to email@example.com or drop off at 951 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford (Home Team Bldg.)
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Trap Pond is still a beautiful, peaceful place to enjoy P
is Leatrice, but Leatrice is much quieter. The other day Calvin developed a sore throat and couldn’t talk. It was Leatrice’s chance, but the poor girl lost her voice, too. It must have been unusually quiet at the Hearns’ for a day or so. Brian Farrelly called me the other day after reading my column about his brother Bruce. “Hey Pat, I’m 87 and have been married to Mary for 61 years. Isn’t that enough to write about me,” he joked. No Brian, but it at least deserves a mention about Mary, as she has got to be a real trooper taking care of Brian all of those years. Years ago there was this radio comedy featuring Don Amache and it was called,
“The Bickertons’ and it was hilariously funny. Mary and Brian will always be the Bickertons to me. A great couple who have provided many happy moments for others. And, oh yes, Brian was one of the most knowledgeable town employees they have ever had. Mary, I can’t think of Jimmy Johnson’s old restaurant on Market Street in Laurel without thinking of you. You were such a big part of their success. I guess the Delmar Round Table is tired of me as I showed up at their meeting place, Delmar Hardees, and no one was there. Guess they have moved again?
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I was at my son Greg’s birthday party Saturday night, when in at urPhy our conversation his father-in-law Lewis Starkey brought up school “Now the 4th of trips to Trap Pond State Park. July event is right Lewis graduated from Frederica and I guess school children from around the corner... all over Sussex and Kent counties They are still looking went to Trap Pond years ago for their end of school outings. for participants.” The parking lot was full of those big old yellow buses and children from the first grade until high school packed a lunch and as an end changed everything. But a Sunday evening ride down to Trap Pond quickly told of the year reward were taken to Trap me the place is as beautiful as ever and Pond. You were expected to stay in the still a peaceful place for all to enjoy. picnic area of your class and some went in swimming and some did not. Now the 4th of July event is right Yes, there was once swimming at around the corner followed in Seaford by Trap Pond. Do you remember the chains the Riverfest Event on July 9 through the that designated the swimming area and 11th. They are still looking for particia whistle from a lifeguard was sure to pants for the Talent Contest, pie eating, be heard if you ducked under the chains. hot dog eating, and other things for the The tallest and strongest kids were the 4th of July in Laurel. ones who always let everyone jump off Of course they will have their annual their shoulders. Fireworks display at dusk and it always As kids we never gave it a thought, draws a large crowd. For information on or understood it for that matter, but there the Laurel event call the Chamber office was Wm. C. Jason Beach for the blacks at 875-9319, or for entertainment call the on the other side and that place always Georgia House Restaurant as they are had a crowd of people. Church services heading this up. and baptisms were held on both sides of the pond. In the late 1940s and into the Don’t look to find me for a few days 1950s, families jammed the pavilions and late this week into next as it’s time for picnic-tables to enjoy a day at the beach. our annual baseball trip, our 15th and we Using the provided barbecue pits, have 15 people going. If you’re interthere was always the smell of hot dogs ested, I will give you a little report when and hamburgers cooking on one of those we get back from Toronto. small grated charcoal burners. During its peak in the early 1950s, it was estimated Ray Adkins, formerly of Home Team that more than 100,000 people enjoyed Realty, has formed a new Real Estate the State Park each year. What an impact Company called Adkins Real Estate efthat must have been for the town of Laufective June 17. Although Ray is going rel economically. I covered in a previous article the con- to miss his many friends at Home Team, he said, he just wanted to go out on his cession stand and other memories about own. Ray has six years in Real Estate and Trap Pond, so I won’t drag this on, but today, it is still a beautiful place, great for during the winter he got his brokers licamping, hiking, walking or just enjoying cense. Known by all, Ray is an honorary member of the Laurel Fire Department the great outdoors. and also involved with Seaford activities. The swimming closed down in 199?. Much success to Ray in his new venture. I’ve made four calls to Trap Pond and have been unable to get the date. Now for this week’s little bit of I wonder who the last swimmers were foolishness. Everyone in Laurel knows at the Park? Swimming pools at home, the ocean so close as people ventured fur- Calvin and Leatrice Hearn. Of course, ther even for a short day’s enjoyment, has Calvin is known for his singing and so
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Church Bulletins Hymn Sing
Christ the Cornerstone Community Church celebrates its 13th anniversary on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The church is located on the corner of 13A and Bethel Road. There will be a hymn sing. Come and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Outdoors – rain or shine — oyster fritters and hot dogs will be available. Call 875-8150 for information.
Concert at Christ Lutheran
A Summer Evening Concert will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, on Saturday, June 27, 6-9 p.m. Bill Primrose, O’Day Family, and Esther Foskey. A love offering will be taken.
Ninety and Nine celebrates 25 years
The Ninety and Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their 25th Birthday Celebration at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety and Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. If you would like a night out full of fun, food, fellowship and lots of encouragement, then The Ninety and Nine is the place for you. There are no membership dues to pay. We welcome your presence. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Margie Biasotto of Ocean View, Del. It
was Margie’s mother’s godly example and prayers that brought Margie to the Throne of Grace. As a result her growing love for Jesus and His Word led her to Bible Study Fellowship. After many years of study she became a substitute teaching leader before becoming one of the lead teachers to “The Women’s Fellowship” of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Ga. She also has trained women to teach the Word of God and speaks at retreats and church conferences. Margie attended the University of Texas. Margie and her husband, Larry, have two sons and a daughter.
Victory in Grace Tabernacle
Victory in Grace Tabernacle (VIGT), formerly located in Laurel, at 11528 Commercial Lane in Hickman Commercial Park behind Johnny Janosik Furniture Store, has moved to 128 East Market Street (Rt. 24 West) between Delaware and Central avenues. Look for our logo on the window. Sunday School is at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Sunday afternoon Worship Service, time to be announced each week; Prayer Gathering, Tuesday, 6 pm.; Bible Study, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Love First Fellowship, Friday, 7 p.m.; Healing and Miracles Service , first Sunday, 5 p.m. Victory in Grace Tabernacle has served the Laurel community since opening its doors July 5, 2004. In addition to Laurel, Missions in the Appalachians in Kentucky and West Virginia; migrant farms on the Eastern Shore
of Delaware and Maryland; Native American Indian Reservations on the East Coast; communities in Jamaica, West Indies; and the Royal Family Kids Camp in Pennsylvania have all been supported by VIGT.
Bridgeville Charge fundraiser
The Bridgeville Charge United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the disease known as Angelman’s Syndrome. The event will be held at the Woodbridge Sports Complex, Woodbridge School Road in Bridgeville. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Walkathon will start at 9:30 a.m. Please bring your family, friends, coworkers and help us to walk for a cure for this disease. Cost for each walker is $5 per person or you may pay by the lap - $1 per lap. Grab your walking shoes or your lawn chair and come out to support this event. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please make check payable to Bridgeville Charge and mail donation to P.O. Box 965, Seaford, DE 19973. For more information about this event, call Butch at 302-245-8971, Charlie at 302-745-3809 or George at 410-200-7812. For more information on the Angelman’s Syndrome visit www.angelsyndrome.com.
‘Happy Birthday’ Church
Christ’s Church of New Hope recently celebrated “Charter” Sunday to coincide with the beginning of the Christian Church in the New Testament on the Day of Pen-
tecost 1,979 years ago. Events in Acts 2 chronicle the birthday of the Church at the Feast of Pentecost. Christ’s Church of New Hope in Bridgeville was incorporated in December of 2008 and celebrated with the signing of the charter membership on Pentecost Sunday 2009 (May 31, 2009). Thirty-five members represent the fellowship who meet at 10 a.m. Sundays, at the Banquet Hall next to Jimmy’s Grill. Call 628-8417 for info.
Church hosts YPD Day
Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord invites everyone to attend our annual “YPD Day” on Sunday, June 28 at 3:30 p.m. The theme is “God’s Got a Blessing for You…Be Encouraged.” The speaker is the Rev. Reginald Chandler of Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church, Bridgeville.
Gospel concert planned
“Precious Memories Gospel Band” will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Delmar, Md. on Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 410-896-3284.
Church of the Nazarene yard sale
Seaford Church of the Nazarene (located on South Dual Highway next to the Guide) will hold a yard sale on Saturday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to noon. Set up is at 6:30 a.m. Tables are available for $10, ground space $7. Breakfast and baked goods also available. For more information, call 628-2751.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship 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
CHURCH OF CHRIST
1010S.C entral 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
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship
Centenary United Methodist Church
“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
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
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
Christian Church of Seaford
Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love
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
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: BibleS tudy 7P M
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
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.
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Madeline Buatti Dolianites, 86
Madeline Buatti Dolianites passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 1, 1923, the daughter of Luis and Amelia Buatti. She attended business school, and for many years worked as an insurance underwriter and office manager for a private firm in New Jersey. After retiring, she and her husband, Tom, moved to their beloved Rossmoor in Monroe Township, N.J. She was very Dolianites active in the Ladies Guild, The Rossmoor Drama Club, The Rossmoor Garden Club, and several bridge groups. She was the best Italian cook, and her delicious sauce could never be replicated. In 2004, she and her husband moved to Seaford to be closer to their only child. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Seaford Golf & Country Club, Seaford Senior Center, AARP Travel Club and the Red Hot Mommas. She enjoyed her twice-a-week bridge, trips to the Three Little Bakers, and having Sunday brunch with her family. For years, she was lovingly called Piggy Nose by her husband, and eventually utilized this as her e-mail name to the chagrin of us all! She was predeceased by both parents, and her former son-in-law, Chester Baltz. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Thomas Williams Dolianites; sister, Theresa Schiavo; brother, Nazareth Buatti and his wife, Ronnie; daughter, Barbara Logan and her husband, Gene; grandchildren, Kimberly Conlin and husband, Brett, Karen Messick and husband, Philip, Christopher Baltz and Kate Baltz; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Johnson and Emery Messick. Thank you to Lona, Jim and Karen at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, and all her
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
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wonderful aides and nurses at Genesis Seaford Center, and her former special caregiver, Nan. Special thanks to Dr. Clarvall. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Seaford on Thursday, June 18. Internment was at Wood Lawn Memorial Park in Georgetown.
J. Edward Givens, 73
J. Edward Givens of Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Bethel, a son of the late Andrew C. and Viola Allen Givens. Mr. Givens founded AC Givens and Sons Company in 1955 which he owned and operated until his death. He was a lifelong member of Sailors Bethel United Methodist in Bethel, where he served as a past president of the trustees. Ed was a 20-year member of the Laurel Lions Club and the Laurel Civic Club. He was a family man who enjoyed his granddaughter’s softball games and was proud of his grandson’s work ethic. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Givens of Bethel; daughters, Brenda Lee Givens of Bethel and Deborah Ann O’Neal and her husband Doug of Seaford; grandchildren, Alan O’Neal and Miranda O’Neal; a niece and two nephews; and a lifelong companion, “Rocky,” his faithful dog. The funeral service was held at Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethel on Monday, June 22. Interment followed in Bethel Community Cemetery. The Rev. Art Smith officiated. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to: Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 187, Bethel, DE 19931. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.
Daniel M. LeCates, 85
Daniel Melvin LeCates of Sharptown, Md. passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE
302-359-6331 Weekly Services: Sunday: 10 am Tuesday: Prayer 7-8 pm Thursday: Bible Study 7 pm
PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org 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 Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
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
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH 532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
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
22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service
6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)
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.cokesburywc.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
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
“Shining His Light”
Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel
Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Youth Ministries & WKID, The Zone, Children’s Ministries
Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor: Rev. Rick Green; Youth: Kyle Horton Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey
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 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
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 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
743 E. Clarence St., Seaford, Del. Carlton L. Cannon, Sr. Paster
629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Born in Laurel, he was a son of Harry and Flossie LeCates. He graduated from Laurel High School, class of 1942. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Daniel retired from the E.I. DuPont Company, formerly of Seaford, where he was a building mechanic. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Sharptown. He was a 50-year member of the Sharptown Fire Department Station #14 and was a member of the Sharptown Dor-Wic American Legion Post #218. He was also a member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge and a past member of the DuPont Sportsman Club. A family man, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor M. LeCates of Sharptown; two stepsons; numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister, Evelyn Messick of Seaford. Mr. LeCates was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Bradley LeCates; a brother, Howard LeCates; and sisters, Erma Greenwalt and Ruth Hearn. The funeral was held at Asbury United Methodist Church in Sharptown on Saturday, June 20. The Rev. Jim Penuel officiated. Interment followed in Sharptown Fireman Cemetery, followed by a time of food and fellowship at the Sharptown Fireman’s Memorial Center. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Asbury United Methodist Church, 601 Main St., Sharptown, MD 21861; or to the Dor-Wic Post 218, State & Taylor St., Sharptown, MD 21861. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.
Leonard Charles Perry, 79
Leonard Charles “Chuck” Perry of Seaford, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at home surrounded by family and friends. Born Oct. 14, 1929 in Miami, Fla., he was the son of Laurence C. Perry Sr. and Ruby N. Perry. A Marine Corp veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he worked as a machinist for the Wall Street Journal until he retired in 1992. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Cliatt Perry Jr.; younger brother, Donald Perry; and fathers-in-law, Ronald Fliss and James Bales.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Perry of Seaford; son, Michael Gagner and his children, Ivy and Isiah of N. Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter, Tammy Miller and son-in-law, Jerry Miller and their children, Michael, Christopher and Sar- Leonard Charles Perry ah of Leonardtown; daughter, Dawn Dunn and son-in-law, Donald Dunn and their children, Daniel and Trevor of Seaford; mothers-in-law, Frances Fliss of Laurel, Md. and Gerrie Bales of Hamilton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Shirley Fliss of Lexington Park, Md. and Rhonda Jenkins of Bedminster, N.J.; and a great-uncle, Morton Sherman of Laurel, Md. A celebration of his life will be held at Laurel Church of Christ on Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. The Minister Ian Drucker will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Laurel Church of Christ, 1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 or Vitas Hospice Care, 802 N. DuPont Hwy., Suite #5, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.
Aileen M. Phillips, 97
Aileen M. Phillips of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Seaford, died on Thursday, June 18, 2009. Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of Daniel and Maggie Melson. Her husband, Avery “Pete” Phillips, died in 1993. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Phillips of Rehoboth Beach, and a nephew, Howard Melson of Long Neck. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 23 at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
John Phillips, 70
John “Jack” Phillips of Seaford died on Sunday, June 14, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Jack loved everyone and had a great talent for making you laugh; he maintained his humor throughout his recent illness. Jack’s robust voice and vibrant personality made him a friend to all. He was a kind, generous and loving
I Thank the Christiana Trauma Team and the Chesapeake Rehabilitation for getting me back on the road to recovery. All the cards and flowers I received helped me get through some very depressed times. For all who sent cards and had me on their prayer list, I thank you. God works in various ways and I think with all your prayers He is working for me. Only in a small town would you see such overwhelming volunteers to help Mona and myself to continue our life style. Thanks to all who volunteered their services! Please keep me on your prayer list as I continue to work toward recovery. Many Thanks to the Greater Laurel Community Thomas and Mona Wright
man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He will also be sorely missed by his loyal canine companion, Maxie, who loved their walks together. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen; daughter, Donna and husband Rich Ferragina of North Carolina; son, Michael and wife Karen Phillips of Dagsboro; daughter, Lori and husband Mark Hendrzak of Pennsylvania; son, James of Virginia and his girlfriend Mila; grandson, Mikel Phillips; granddaughters, Samantha and Abigail Hendrzak; brother, Bob and wife Barbara Phillips of Millsboro; and several nieces and nephews. John Phillips He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Daisy Hudson Phillips; brothers, George and Dick; and grandson, Christopher Phillips. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for six years. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Seaford on Friday, June 19. Burial was in St. George’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, Clarksville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 in Jack’s memory.
James Travers, 58
James “Scotty” Travers, of Delmar and formerly of Princess Anne, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born in Salisbury on March 30, 1951, the son of Edith and Scott Travers. Jimmy was a 1969 graduate of Washington High School in Princess Anne. He retired after 32 years at Crown Cork
& Seal in Fruitland and was a member of the United Steelworkers of America for 32 years. He served in the Maryland Army National Guard from 1969 to 1976. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His memberships included: Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club, Nanticoke Bass Club, Dorchester County Maryland Saltwater Sportsmans Association. He enjoyed playing for the Old Timers Softball League in Dagsboro. Jimmy was a lay preacher and singer. He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ in Salisbury. He was also active with the Gospel Cafe in Laurel. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Travers of Delmar; a son, Christopher Travers of James Travers Seaford; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Rob Bounds of Salisbury; grandchildren, Cameron, Emma, Abigail and Autumn Bounds of Salisbury; step children, Derek Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina, Deirdre Mason of Herndon, Virginia and Jennifer Carter of Cumming, Georgia; step grandchildren, Evan Mason, Quinn Mason, Kadi Brown, Nathan Carter, Allen Carter and Benjamin Carter; a special friend, Bobby Morgan of Seaford; and countless special and wonderful friends all over the Eastern Shore and more. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 24, at the Short Funeral Home, 13 East Grove Street in Delmar. Phillip Alan Lee, minister, officiated. In memory of Mr. Travers, contributions may be sent to Liberty Church of Christ, 1313 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com
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Adopt-a-Highway accepting new applications to help clean roads
The Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its Adopt-A-Highway Program. The program encourages Delaware citizens, businesses and organizations to adopt a twomile stretch of roadway to clean
up three times per year. These efforts will assist the Department of Transportation with its roadside cleaning efforts, as well as create a cleaner environment for all to enjoy. DelDOT depends heavily on its volunteers to assist with
DelDOT honors two employees The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has selected two Employees of the Year for 2008: an equipment operator whose heroic efforts saved a man from a suicide attempt; and a traffic technician who went beyond the call of her job duties when she assisted an injured motorcyclist. On May 26, 2008, Bill Skinner, an equipment operator with DelDOT, was performing a routine Motorist Assistance Patrol (MAP) of I-495. Skinner, who lives in Wilmington, noticed a man pacing next to his car on the bridge over the Christina River. The distraught man admitted he was contemplating committing suicide. “My mission was to talk him out of it and get him off that bridge,” Skinner said. “I told him about my family and how they would feel or react if I was in his situation.” After the man got into his car and left the bridge, Skinner followed him until police met up with them. Only a few days earlier, on May 23, 2008, Pam Stant was driving home to New Castle after a late shift at the 24/7 DelDOT facility, the Transportation Management Center (TMC). She noticed a motorcycle was flipping end-over-end in front of her on Route 13 and the driver
was going through the air. Stant went to the aide of the motorcyclist, cleared his bike from the roadway, Skinner and called emergency assistance. “I didn’t do anything I expect someone else wouldn’t do,” Stant said. “DelStant DOT’s Employees of the Year for 2008 personify the department’s No. 1 priority: safety. They went above and beyond their job responsibilities and helped other Delawareans in need,” DelDOT Secretary Carolann Wicks said. “By helping these individuals they also made sure that the roadways were safer for everyone else. Their courage and dedication cannot be commended enough.”
Ross shares thoughts on pay cut Delaware Republican Party Chairman Tom Ross has released the following statement after a recent vote by the Joint Finance Committee to cut Delaware’s state government employees salaries by 2.5%. “I commend Senators Connor and Cloutier and Representatives Miro and Booth, the Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee who voted together today in opposition to state employee pay cuts. Since Governor Markell first proposed cutting the salaries of our teachers, nurses, first responders, and other state employees, I have consistently said that this is an unfair proposal that does not solve the real prob-
lem facing our state: a government that has grown beyond our means.” “It has become abundantly clear that there are many areas in our bloated state government where real cuts and restructuring can occur without impacting teachers, police officers, and other hard-working state employees.” “Through the end of the legislative session, I hope that the Governor and the Democratic leadership in the legislature will work together with Republicans to solve our state’s budget crisis without raising taxes or cutting the salaries of front-line state employees.
roadside litter removal. This year especially DelDOT is facing tighter budget constraints that require us to stretch resources and manpower. While maintenance crews are also removing roadside litter, there is so much more they are being asked to do.
Whether it be a group of coworkers, family members or friends, the program is open to persons 12 years and older who wish to make their environment free of litter. Interested individuals or groups can review the guidelines
and conditions of Delaware’s Adopt-A-Highway Program and apply online at www.deldot.gov. Applications and activity reports can also be obtained by calling the Department’s Public Relations Office at 1-800-652-5600 or 302-760-2080.
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JUST ASK CHARLES. Delawarean Charles Cadogan beat prostate cancer because he got checked. “Hey, no one likes going to the doctor, but you’ll like it better than what prostate cancer can do to you. Don’t mess around with this.” It’s the second-leading cause of cancer deaths of men in Delaware, and there are no early symptoms. If you’re over 50, or are 40 and African-American, have a fatty diet or a family history of prostate or breast cancer, talk to your doctor about a simple test. You may even qualify for a free test through Screening for Life. A nurse can help you schedule your test. Call 1-800-464-HELP DELAWARE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES Division of Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
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TOURNEY CHAMPS- The Delmar girls’ soccer team won the U-19 girls’ Sand Dunes Beach Soccer Tournament at Ocean City recently. They went 3-0-1 in tournament play. Shown (l to r) are: front- Ashley Matos; middle- Rachel Horsey, Taylor Elliott, Katie McMahon; back- Coach Greg Cathell, Samantha Johnson, Kelsey Murrell, and Christen Bozman.
Laurel’s Tyler West takes the ball and looks for room to run during the Blue-Gold allstar football game last weekend. West, one of three Laurel players who took part in the game, is a third generation Blue-Gold participant. Photo by Mike McClure
Gold turnovers are costly in 12-0 loss to Blue in 54th annual game By Mike McClure
The rain held off for the 54th Annual Blue-Gold All-Star football game, but the play was a little sloppy at times. The Blue team topped the Gold, 12-0, to extend its winning streak to four games last Saturday night at the University of Delaware. The Gold defense held Blue and forced a punt on the first series before giving the ball back on a fumble on third and nine from the 12. Once again the Blue team was kept off the board with Woodbridge’s Jorge Young recording a key tackle for no gain before a Blue field goal went wide. Laurel’s Tyler West had a five-yard run on the next Gold series, but a pass on third and four fell incomplete and Gold had to punt. Blue punted the ball right back to Gold, but another costly fumble
set up first and 10 from the Gold 15 for the Blue team. This time the Gold defense was unable to keep Blue from scoring as Malik White (Pencader Charter) completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mike Kaminski (St. Mark’s) and Kyle Sullivan (St. Mark’s) booted the extra point with 3:44 left in the first quarter. Gold’s best scoring opportunity came early in the second quarter after Chris Drummond (Milford) recovered a Blue fumble at midfield. Brandon Norwood (Newark) had a 16-yard run on third and six from the 46 and Kenny Anderson (Middletown) completed a 25-yard pass to Laurel’s David Albert. On third and two from the Blue four, Blue’s Andrew Schieffer (Salesianum) recovered the third Gold fumble of the
Laurel receiver David Albert is sandwiched between a pair of Blue defenders after making a catch during the Blue-Gold football game last weekend at the University of Delaware. Photo by Mike McClure
night. Blue put together a drive late in the first half, starting at its own 33 yard line. White completed a seven-yard pass to Justin Perillo (Tatnall) and Patrick Shuler (Tatnall) found Jamal Merrill (Hodgson) for a 15-yard gain. White added a 14-yard run, but Sullivan’s field goal attempt on fourth and 10 from the 31 with 16.6 seconds left was no good. Following a Gold punt, Blue opened the second half with the ball on the Gold 40. Young and C.J. Thomas (Middletown) stuffed Travis Perez (Caravel) on third and one from the 31 and a fourth down pass was incomplete, giving possession back to Gold. The Blue team continued to win the battle for field position, starting the next series with the ball on the Gold 30. Sulli-
van ran for 14 yards before booting a 31yard field goal with 8:06 left in the third quarter (10-0). Gold opened the second half in the shotgun and had problems with the snap on several occasions. On second and nine from the 21, the ball went over the Gold quarterback’s head and he kicked it out of bounds for the safety to avoid a Blue touchdown (12-0, 7:21 left). West had a four-yard run on the Gold team’s next possession, but Blue forced a punt and started the fourth quarter with a fourth and one from the 44. White picked up three yards and a first down and later had a pitch to Perez for a nine-yard gain. Kevin Greene (Charter School of Wilmington) looked to cap the drive with a 32yard field goal, but the ball caromed off Continued on page 44
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Shown (clockwise from top) are scenes from the high school spring sports season: Delmar’s Dominique Showell looks to pick up the ball during a varsity boys’ lacrosse game; Laurel’s Diane Paul receives a career achievement award during the Varsity L banquet; and Delmar’s Bethany Parsons dribbles the ball during her team’s girls’ soccer game at Seaford. Photos by Mike McClure
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ALUMNI- Members of the 1959 Gold team take the field during the 2009 pre-game ceremony last weekend. The Gold and Blue players and cheerleaders were honored on the 50th anniversary of the 1959 game. Photo by Mike McClure
PLAYERS AND CHEERLEADERS- Shown are members of the 1959 Gold football and cheerleading teams prior to the 54th annual game which took place last Saturday at the University of Delaware. Photo by Mike McClure
HAVING A BLAST- The East Coast X-plosion Gold won the USSSA Blast at the Beach Tournament in Ocean City last weekend. The X-plosion went undefeated and allowed just two runs the entire weekend. Shown (l to r) are: front- Connie Floyd, Melissa Trout, Sarah Agnew, Jenna Allen, Kelsey Doherty, Shannon Maner; back- Manager Jeff Allen, Kristin Cooper, Stephanie Wheatley, Coach Jeff Evans, Brooke Evans, Jenna Cahall, Melony Thompson, Coach Robert Trout, Kelsey Oliphant, Alexis Oliphant, Taylor Oliphant, and Coach John Agnew.
Sussex Tech grad Ashley Bice, left, waves to the crowd after bring introduced during the pre-game ceremony at the Blue-Gold football game. Bice and the Ravens’ Keleigh Moore, above, were two of seven Western Sussex cheerleaders on the Gold cheerleading team. Photos by Mike McClure
BLUE-GOLD BAND- The Blue-Gold band makes its way on to the field during the BlueGold football game’s pre-game ceremony. Photo by Mike McClure
Seaford Recreation Department offers summer programs
Mystics-Sparks game- The Seaford Recreation Department will take a trip to see the WNBA game between the Washington Mystics and the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, July 11. The cost is $50 which includes transportation and lower level ticket to the game. Call 629-6809 to reserve your tickets.
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Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to sports@ mspublications.com or faxed to 302-629-9243.
GOLD CHEERLEADERS- Seaford’s Emily Whitaker, left, and Laurel’s Patience Whaley check out the crowd during the Blue-Gold football game’s opening ceremony last Saturday in Newark. Photo by Mike McClure
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Laurel’s Josh Kosiorowski selected to play in Blue-Gold football game By Mike McClure
ELLIS AWARD- Jim Allen presents the Blair Ellis award to Tyler West. Allen presented the award on behalf of Dr. Pierce Ellis, the Ellis family, and Laurel American Legion Post 19. The award was founded in memory of Ellis, who lost his life in the service of his country. It is given to the football player who has displayed the qualities of loyalty, courage, sportsmanship, and dedication to Laurel High. The winner is chosen by the members of the football team, the coach, and the athletic director. Tyler is the 60th recipient of the award.
District III Little League all-star schedules (for 6/25-7/1)
The following are the Western Sussex teams’ schedules (subject to change) in the Delaware District III Little League all-star tournaments: 9-10 softball (winners bracket at Milton, losers bracket at Nanticoke)- 6/25winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 6/26- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 6/27 championship at Milton, 6 p.m.; 6/28- championship 2 at Milton, 6 p.m. 9-10 baseball (winners bracket at Lewes, losers bracket at Georgetown)- 6/25- , losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 6/26- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 6/27losers bracket 6 p.m.; 6/28- championship 6 p.m. at Lewes; 6/29- championship 2 6 p.m. at Lewes Major softball (winners bracket at Rehoboth, losers bracket at Millsboro)- 7/8Laurel vs. Lower Sussex at Rehoboth, 8 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Millsboro at Millsboro, 6 p.m.; 7/9- winners bracket 6 and 8 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/10- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/11- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/12- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/13- championship 6 p.m. at Rehoboth; 7/14- championship 2 6 p.m. at Rehoboth Major baseball (winners bracket at Millsboro, losers bracket at Milton)- 7/10Laurel vs. Milton at Milton, 6 p.m.; 7/11- Woodbridge vs. Laurel-Milton winner at Milton, 8 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Georgetown at Milton, 6 p.m.; 7/12- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/13- winners bracket 6 and 8 p.m., losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/14- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/15- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/16- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/17- championship 6 p.m. at Millsboro; 7/18- championship 2 6 p.m. at Millsboro Junior softball (winners bracket at Woodbridge, losers bracket at Lewes)7/13- Laurel vs. Lower Sussex at Woodbridge, 6 p.m.; 7/14- Nanticoke vs. Millsboro/ Georgetown at Woodbridge, 6 p.m., Woodbridge vs. Lower Sussex/Laurel winner at Woodbridge, 8 p.m.; 7/15- losers bracket, 6 p.m.; 7/16- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/17- losers bracket, 6 p.m.; 7/18- championship game 6 p.m. at Woodbridge; 7/19- championship 2 6 p.m. at Woodbridge Junior baseball- NA Senior softball (winners bracket at Lower Sussex, losers bracket at Laurel)7/17- Laurel vs. Cape at Lower Sussex, 8 p.m.; 7/18- Woodbridge vs. Lower Sussex/ Georgetown-Millsboro winner at Lower Sussex, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Laurel-Cape winner at Lower Sussex, 8 p.m.; 7/19- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/20- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/21- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/22- championship 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex; 7/23- championship 2 6 p.m. at Lower Sussex Senior baseball (winners bracket at Laurel, losers bracket at Lower Sussex)7/11- Laurel vs. Cape at Laurel, 6 p.m., Nanticoke vs. Woodbridge at Laurel, 8 p.m.; 7/12- Georgetown-Millsboro vs. Laurel-Cape winner at Laurel, 6 p.m., Lower Sussex vs. Nanticoke-Woodbridge winner at Laurel, 8 p.m.; 7/13- losers bracket 6 and 8 p.m.; 7/14- winners bracket 6 p.m., losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/15- losers bracket 6 p.m.; 7/16championship 6 p.m. at Laurel; 7/17- championship 2 6 p.m. at Laurel
Send us your sports scores - it’s easy!
Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to sports@ mspublications.com or faxed to 302-629-9243.
Laurel grad Josh Kosiorowski was selected to play for the Gold team in the 54th Annual Blue-Gold all-star high school football game a week prior to the game. Kosiorowski, who was originally selected to be a senior ambassador, received a call last Saturday and accepted the offer to join the team. Laurel’s Gaven Parker and Delmar’s Tevin Jackson were among the players unable to play in the contest due to illness or injury. “I was so privileged to be here,” said Kosiorowski. “To watch everybody with their buddies, it was amazing.” Kosiorowski joined teammates David Albert and Tyler West and coach Ed Manlove on the Gold team. “It felt so good (playing with Albert and West). The whole season they were really family,” Kosiorowski said. “To join my family and get a new family, it was a great feeling.” The Gold cheerleading team included Patience Whaley and Kenzie Matthews of Laurel, Lacey Biester (captain) and Olivia Davis of Delmar, and Sussex Tech’s Ashley Bice and Keleigh Moore. There were no local senior ambassadors or band members present at the game, which once again took place at the University of Delaware. Kosiorowski will play sprint football, organized football for players who weigh 172 pounds or less and have five percent body weight, at Mansfield University. The school began playing against Collegiate Sprint Football League opponents last year and will join the league in 2009. Among the league’s participants are: Army, Navy, Penn, Cornell, and Princeton. The emphasis of sprint football is on speed and agility. Kosiorowski received a number of scholar-athlete awards throughout the year including the WGMD male Scholarathlete of the year and the WBOC Scholar-athlete of the month (March) and the year. He was also the Laurel Star Male
Laurel graduate Josh Kosiorowski takes the field during the announcement of players at the Blue-Gold all-star football game. Photo by Mike McClure
Co-Athlete of the Year along with Albert. In addition to helping the Bulldogs reach the Division II state championship game, Josh finished second in the Henlopen Conference and fourth in the state in wrestling and recorded his 100th career win. He also represented Laurel in the Blue-Gold baseball game last spring.
laurelstar.com Maryland District 8 Little League All-Star Schedules
The following are Delmar’s District 8 all-star schedules (subject to change). The 9-10 softball, Major softball, Junior baseball, and Senior baseball schedules have not been released. 9-10 baseball- 7/1- Delmar vs. Fruitland at Delmar, 6 p.m.; 7/7- Delmar vs. Princess Anne at Delmar, 6 p.m.; 7/9- Delmar vs. Snow Hill at Snow Hill, 6 p.m.; 7/11Delmar vs. Berlin at Berlin, TBA.; 7/13- semifinals at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/15- championship at TBA. 6 p.m. 11 baseball- 7/2- Delmar at Berlin, 6 p.m.; 7/6- winners bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/8- losers bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/10- winners bracket at TBA, 6 p.m., losers bracket at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/12- losers bracket at TBA, TBA.; 7/14- championship at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/16- championship 2 at TBA, 6 p.m. Major baseball- 7/10- Delmar at Willards, 6 p.m.; 7/12- Princess Anne at Delmar, TBA.; 7/14- Delmar at Snow Hill, 6 p.m.; 7/16- Fruitland at Delmar, 6 p.m.; 7/20semifinals at TBA, 6 p.m.; 7/22- championship at TBA, 6 p.m.
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Some of the Laurel fans enter the University of Delaware stands prior to the start of the Blue-Gold football game which took place last Saturday in Newark. Photo by Mike McClure
the left bar and the kick was no good. The Blue defense ended a solid effort with a sack by Jamil Merrill (Hodgson) and Josh Watson (Dickinson) on fourth
down. Blue moved the ball down field on several runs by Perez, who advanced the ball to the one with a seven-yard run before the Blue team took a knee to end the game with a 12-0 win.
MEDIA DAY- Above, Laurel football players Tyler West, David Albert, Josh Kosiorowski, and Gaven Parker are all smiles during the Blue-Gold Media Day which was held in Newark recently.. Below, Laurel band members are shown participating in Blue-Gold Media Day activities. The band participated in and performed during the Blue-Gold football game last Saturday in Newark.
Delmar’s Lacey Biester was one of three captains on the Gold cheerleading team. Biester and Olivia Davis represented the Wildcats in the Blue-Gold football game. Photo by Mike McClure
Delmar’s Olivia Davis is introduced to the crown prior to last Saturday’s BlueGold football game which took place at the University of Delaware. Photo by Mike McClure
Shown (l to r) are Sussex Tech’s Ashley Bice, Tyler Justice, and Keleigh Moore with their buddy, Will Turner of Greenwood, prior to the start of the Blue-Gold football game last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure
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Laurel senior representatives Josh Kosiorowski, Patience Whaley, Kenzie Matthews, David Albert, and Tyler West are shown prior to last Saturday’s Blue-Gold football game. Photo by Mike McClure
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A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor Blue-Gold game- The prospects for this year’s Blue-Gold football game did not look good on Saturday. It was pouring down the rain throughout the area and rain was forecast throughout the night. But, as Laurel coach Ed Manlove told me, “the game will be played no matter what.” So, I drove through a pile of rain and when I arrived it was sunny with no wet stuff in sight. Except for a little sprinkle here and there, the rain held off for the entire event. The crowd was a little sparse this year. Maybe it was the weather or the fact that DFRC decided not to have fireworks this year, but those who attended seemed to have a good time. It wasn’t through a lack of effort, but this year’s contest was a little boring. Blue beat Gold, 12-0, however, the score could have been even more lopsided. Blue missed a couple field goals, the Gold defense made some nice stands, and the Blue team took a knee on second and goal to end the game. Every once and a while it works out this way. The defenses outplay the offenses or the offensive players don’t have enough time to gel with so many substitutions being made. It’s a little easier to put together a defense in a week. All in all it was a good time as usual. Western Sussex had quite a bit of representation on the Gold cheerleading team: two from Laurel, two from Delmar, one from Seaford, and two from Sussex Tech (both Western Sussex residents). There were no senior ambassadors or band members present on Saturday. Alumni- Each year DFRC brings back alumni from the game. The contest
was in its 54th year this year and some of the players and cheerleaders from the 1959 Blue and Gold teams were in attendance. These people were recognized during the lengthy pre-game ceremony, but there names were not announced. Here are the names of the Western Sussex players and cheerleaders who were at the game: Richard Blades (Laurel). Rowland Carey (Seaford). Kenneth West (Laurel), Robert Wetter (Seaford). Maggie (Bohm) Moyer (Laurel), and Lois (Carmean) West (Laurel). The other Western Sussex members of the team are: Philip Horsey (Delmar), James Yori (Laurel), Nelson Beach (Laurel- deceased), Leroy Pane (Seaford- deceased), Anne (Potter) Derr (Seaford). All-Star time- It is hard to believe it is that time already, but the Little League all-star and Pat Knight season has arrived. Games started this week and as always the Star will be at as many games as possible to provide exclusive coverage. I’m hoping that the all-star season will go better than the little league regular season. For some reason the coaches were unable to send results this year. I should say most of the coaches, there were one or two in Delmar, one in Seaford, and one in Woodbridge that provided game results. The question is where was everyone else? So I’m once again asking all little league (and other youth sports coaches) to send in their results and schedules to the Star so that we can adequately cover the teams in our area. Send info to the Star at email@example.com, 302-629-9243 (f), or call 302-262-9134 and leave a message.
Mother nature wins another one at Delaware International Speedway By Charlie Brown
Rains throughout the day once again washed out Saturday night’s racing action at the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar. Officials are optimistic that there will be a break in the weather and are looking forward to several up coming special shows. This coming Saturday night, June 27, the United Racing Company Sprint Cars will make their third appearance of the season. The top drivers will be trying to unseat J.J. Grasso who has won in the two previous visits. July 4th should provide plenty of fireworks on the track as all the divisions will be running “Wings & Things.” The open competition format held recently for the Big Block Modifieds produced some lightning fast times and exciting action. Will all the division participating it should be a thriller. The Vintage Stock Cars will also be part of the program. On Tuesday night, July 7 it will be the 37th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit race.
This will be the final mid-week show of the season and as always will be a crowd pleaser. Competition will be in the Big Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, Combo Shoot-out, AC Delco Modifieds, Crate Models, Mod Lites and Vintage divisions. The rain date will be Wednesday night, July 8. For more information log on to the web at www.delawareracing.com or call the track office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 302-875-1911.
Post 28 Warriors defeat Post 6 Patriots in battle of east, west
The Post 28 Warriors scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Post 6, 14-1, on Tuesday in Seaford. Spencer Coulbourn doubled for the Patriots while Sean Lewis and Peter Ott doubled and Tyler Dean and D.J. Long each drove in three for the Warriors. Sussex East scored one run in each of the first two innings and added two in the third and one in the fourth before the seven run fifth inning. Post 6 scored its lone run in the bottom of the fifth. Jordan Stanley went 1-3 with a run, Tyler Ruark was 1-2 with an RBI, and Eric Sharff added a hit for Post 6.
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in Super Pro at U.S. 13 Dragway By Charlie Brown
Dale Crouch of Elkton remained perfect in Friday night racing as he posted his second consecutive win in Super Pro at the U.S. 13 Dragway in the “Double Point” program. It was win number three for Jesse Truitt of Parsonsburg in Pro and Gary Witcher of Dover rode to his first win of the season in Pro Bike. Other winners on the night included: Drew Birch of Whaleyville in Import, Crystal Hudson of Millsboro in Street; James Jenkins of Blades in Bike Trophy; Jerel Davis of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 1 and Ashley Parsons of Delmar in Jr. Dragster 2. Crouch, in his dragster, met Clayton Byerly of Henderson, Md., in his ’91 Firebird in the Super Pro final. Byerly broke out with a 9.201 on a 9.22 dial. Crouch had a quick .009 reaction and was almost dead on his dial-in with a 7.541/172.44 on a 7.54 dial. Semi-finalists were Daryl Beauchamp of Princess Anne and Mike Larkin of Salisbury. Truitt faced Tim Foskey, Jr. of Rhodesdale in the Pro final. Foskey broke out with an 11.743 on an 11.78 dial. Truitt got his third win of the season running on his dial with a 9.515/138.18 on a 9.51 dial in his ’68 Dodge. Semi-finalist was Rodger Ridgeway, Jr. of Dover. Witcher rode up against Josh Blank of Snow Hill in the Pro Bike final. Witcher was the quicker off the line and took the win with a 9.532/137.46 on his ZX-10R. Blank ran a 9.820/137.29 on a 9.77 dial. Semi-finalists were Eddie Chapman of Pocomoke City and Brent English of Bloxom, Va. Crystal Hudson added to her win total
posting back to back wins in Street by beating her brother, Ricky Passwaters of Frankford. Hudson drove her ’83 S-10 Chevy to a 12.507/105.88 on a 12.47 dial. Passwaters broke out with a 15.401 on a 15.44 dial. Birch defeated Mark Blades of Parsonsburg in the Import final. Birch, in his ’91 VW Jetta ran a 16.354/76.25 on a 16.20 dial. Blades had a 16.052/88.04 on a 15.90 dial. Jenkins had a solo run in the Bike Trophy final running the quartermile in 10.915/130.00. Davis was paired against Sydney Larkin of Salisbury in the Jr. Dragster 1 final. Larkin left too early and fouled and Davis earned his third win of the season with a run of 9.033/71.37 on a 8.99 dial. Parsons went up against Rebecca Bireley of Salisbury in the Jr. Dragster 2 final. Parsons had the better reaction and was on her dial taking her first win of the season with a 7.947/80.50 on a 7.94 dial. Bireley had a solid run with a 7.958/80.85 on a heads-up 7.94 dial.
NYSA Fall signups to take place starting June 30 The Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will hold its 2009 Fall soccer signups on the following dates: Tuesday, June 30; Thursday, July 9; Monday, July 13. All signups will take place from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $40 for the first child, $20 for the second, and $10 for each additional child. Signups will be at the NYSA shed. The season will start Sept. 12. For more information, call the NYSA hotline at 6293530.
The Lower Delaware Autism Foundation is starting a new golf program for children with autism ages 8 to 22 in partnership with The Rookery Golf Course. Rookery Golf Pro Butch Holtzclaw will instruct the children on all parts of the game from putting to driving. The instruction starts with putting at the hole and moves away from the hole until driving is taught. The children will also learn course etiquette while having the opportunity for peer to peer interaction. The groups meet weekly throughout the summer. “Golf is a great recreational activity for individuals with autism as it teaches them about physical fitness, can be a social or independent activity and includes skills such as decision making,” said Holtzclaw. “This is an activity one can enjoy with family and friends and right in their own community.” “This is very exciting for LDAF and the kids and families taking part,” said Mary Landon Green, LDAF Program and Event Coordinator. “There was a lot of interest in the program and we think it will be a big success. We are very thankful to Butch and
The Rookery for this opportunity.” Autism is one of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s). In 1993 one in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism. Today the numbers are at a devastating high of one in 150. A new case is diagnosed every 20 minutes, which is 67 children daily. For more information about autism or to volunteer call the office at 302.644.3410 or e-mail mgreen@ldaf. com.
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Delmarva auto alley Annual Camp Barnes Benefit races are set for July 7 By Bonnie Nibblett
Racing action at the Delaware Motorsports Complex continues to roar every weekend. The tri-track grounds is the home of the Delaware International Speedway, which is a half-mile super fast clay oval; the one quarter mile dragway of US 13 Dragway; and the grounds of the US 13 Kart Club Track. The complex is located just one mile north of the Maryland/Delaware state line, in Delmar. The next big, and one of the best nights of racing, is Tuesday, July 7 (rain date July 8) for the 37th Annual Camp Barnes Benefit Races. Track Owner/Promoter Charlie Cathell turns the track over to the Delaware State Troopers for one great night of racing action. Your support is needed and it is a great night of family fun. Tickets for this special race are $15 for general admission. Quite a few drivers from all over the northeast support this event every year. These drivers will go up against the regular Delaware drivers and put on a great show. It’s a great night of racing, and most of all, the cause benefits many area boys and girls. Camp Barnes helps boys and girls ages 7 to 10-years-old develop social skills and learn how to be sportsmanlike. Kids must qualify for Camp Barnes and all expenses are paid by Camp Barnes, Inc. For more information, contact the track’s office at 302-875-1911; visit the track’s website at www.delawareracing. com; or call the track’s hotline at 302846-3968. More information on the event cost and times can also be found online at www.redbud69racing.com. Charlie Cathell, track owner/promoter has added new things to the schedule for the speedway this year, with the Mix & Match, Wings & Things, Run What You Brung, and for the first time ever, Topless night. The track just had the second Mix & Match event with both the super Late Models and big block Modifieds racing together in a 30 lap feature. Modified
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TO WhOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to advise that John C. Leverage of Seaford, 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. 6/25/1tp
The Bank of Delmarva is accepting bids on the following vehicle: 2000 - 9900 International Eagle Tri Axle Dump Truck, Mileage 702071 Bids will be accepted until 7/13/09 & should be sent to The Bank of Delmarva, 2245 Northwood Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801 Attn: Cheryl Robbins or fax 410742-9588. All bids received will be opened on 7/14/09. The Bank reserves the right to refuse any & all bids. Vehicle is offered “as is” without warranty expressed or implied. Title will be transferred upon receipt of cash, cashiers check or certified funds. 6/25/2tc
Trussum Pond Self Storage, LLC Located at 11323 Trussum Pond Road Laurel, DE., will be disposing the contents of the following units on Thursday August 6, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. due to non payment of rent Pursuant to the Self Storage Facility Act. Richard Pitkanen P20 – Burgundy Pontiac Grand Prix. Vin# believe to be 1G2Wh54T6PF216435 Richard Pitkanen A43 – welder (2), cement mixer, tools, riding mower, furniture, washer, dryer, generator set, computer, air compressor, trailer, power washer Richard Pitkanen A44 – computer, furniture, fax machine, refrig, beds, trailer, elect wheel chair, misc boxes, ladder. Shedric Cain B7 – clothes, furniture, power washer, lamps, vcr, radios, books, sled, lawn furniture. 6/25/2tc
CITY OF SEAFORD NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
Name of Property Owner: Diane Drayton; Address: 720 Clarence St., (last known address), PO Box 1395, Seaford, DE 19973 The City of Seaford
• JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
has issued the below said structure, to be demolished as per the Notification of Owner dated May 20, 2009 pursuant to Section 4-2329 of the City of Seaford housing Code. The structure is found to be unsafe because it is all or part thereof found to be dangerous to life, health, property, or the safety of the public because it is dilapidated, lacks maintenance, is in disrepair, lacks sanitary and heating facilities, illumination, or other essential equipment. Description of structure: Tax Map and Parcel 431 5.00 341 227 N. North Street Seaford, DE 19973 Remedies: Such condemned structure shall not be reoccupied without completion of specific corrections of violations. Joshua E. Littleton Building Official 6/25/1tc
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C/Z #1656 NOTICE IS hEREBY GIVEN, that on JULY 23, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning a proposal to amend the Comprehensive Zoning Map by changing the following area: From an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District to a CR-1 Commercial Residential District for a certain parcel of land lying and being in Little Creek hundred, Sussex County, land lying west of U.S. Route 13, 850 feet south of Route 70, to be located on 22.60 acres, more or less, and being lands of JOhN K. SMITh. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/25/1tc
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The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on January 22, 2008: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ThE COMPREhENSIVE ZONING MAP OF SUSSEX COUNTY FROM AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT TO A CR-1 COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LITTLE CREEK hUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 22.60 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying west of U.S. Route 13, 850 feet south of Route 70; application filed on behalf of JOhN K. SMITh; C/Z 1656). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, Public herings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrtive Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, AUGUST 11, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons intrested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302--855-7878. 6/25/1tc
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SUBDIVISION #2007-44 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, evening, JULY 23, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of SAMANDA PROPERTIES, L.L.C. to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Little Creek hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 160.91 acres into 241 lots, (Cluster Development), located south of Road 64, 2,450 feet southeast of Road 455. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County
Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/25/1tc
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SUBDIVISION #2007-45 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, evening, July 23, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of DEERFIELD MEADOWS, L.L.C. to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Broad Creek hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 41.81 acres into 40 lots, (Cluster Development), located south of Route 20, 1,850 feet east of Road 483. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 6/25/1tc
On Saturday, 07/18/09 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. Joshua heppner, Laurel, DE, Unit 319; Edward Sanders, Seaford, DE, Unit 248. Call 629-5743 for details. Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager Peninsula Mini Storage 6/18/2tc
Bryan’s Bowling Center has on June 9, 2009 applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (“Commissioner”)
for a bowling alley and Sunday liquor licenses, located at 1103 South Central Ave. in Laurel. Persons who are against this application should provide written notice of their objections to the Commissioner. For the Commissioner to be required to hold a hearing to consider additional input from persons against the application, the Commissioner must receive one or more documents containing a total of at least 10 signatures of residents or property owners located within 1 mile of the premises or in any incorporated areas located within 1 mile of the premises. The protest(s) must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s office on or before July 9, 2009. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter please contact the Commissioner’s Office. 6/11/3tc
Estate of Edward Collins, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Edward Collins, Jr., who departed this life on the 3rd day of April, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Richard h. Worthy on the 11th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 3rd day of December, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Richard h. Worthy 26 Karlstad Road New Castle, DE 19720 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/25/3tc
Estate of Marvin L. Short, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Marvin L. Short, Sr. who departed this life on the 6th day of See LEGALS—page 35
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
‘Lucky the Barn Swallow’ could become a great novel We have had nesting swallows to move on. But getting down from the nest on our front porch before. And I was not as easy, apparently, as getting up ynn arks have written about them before, and there. First, it hung its head over one side about their chicks. of the nest. Then over the other side. No ‘I didn’t have it But this summer, the story has a matter the angle, it was a long way down. twist. So I find myself writing about in me to go out on What’s a snake to do? With little option, it them again. curled back up on the nest. the porch, look that The swallows arrived as usual in That afternoon, I noticed that the cats, late spring. Not the same pair surely both sitting in the dining room window, snake in the eye that first set up housekeeping here were more interested than usual in the goand lift it from the about 15 years ago, as according to ings on. I figured that the snake must have nest.’ a University of Michigan Web site managed its way down from the nest and that I found the average lifespan of was slithering away, capturing the attention a barn swallow is just four years. of Alpha and Uno. But when I checked the Yes, a black snake. I first saw it early But maybe one of them is a chick that was nest, the snake was still there. And on the one morning, when I noticed that the parraised here and that remembers our home as ents were making quite a racket, flying back porch floor, calling out occasionally for a good place. its parents, was one of the four swallow and forth in the porch. I looked out the dinThe pair got busy sprucing up the mud chicks, apparently pushed out of the nest ing room window and there it was, already nest that was left over from last year, linby the movement of the snake. The parents, curled up in the nest. ing it with fresh grass and feathers. Soon still fluttering and chirping at the snake, Now, we have had black snakes come there were eggs and a couple of weeks after calling before. But they have never been were powerless to help their chick. that, there were chicks. Four of them, bald Now, I can look out the window at a able to figure out how to get into the nest, and ugly at first but quickly covered in soft snake. If I know that it’s there, I can even which is right up against the porch ceiling down. walk by one in the yard without screaming. and several feet from the house wall as well The parents worked diligently to keep But I knew that I didn’t have it in me to go as from a porch post. My husband has simthem all fed — the University of Michigan out on the porch, look that snake in the eye ply picked them up and carried them back Web site says that that can mean up to 400 and lift it from the nest so that the swallow to the field. feedings a day. That’s quite a number of family, what was left of it, could resume a But this one was apparently more intelmosquitoes and flies that aren’t bothering normal life. I understood the right thing to ligent than most. Somehow, it managed to us and grasshoppers that aren’t eating my do, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. get into the nest, where it enjoyed a smorflowers. Fortunately, my husband was due home gasbord of swallow chicks. The chicks were thriving. I could tell soon. I met him at the back door and exThe parents were frantic. But by the from the four little heads that popped up plained the situation, and he had his gloves time I spotted the snake, there was little we immediately whenever the parents flew on and was back outside before I could say could do to help them. “Snakes have to eat near. But then, trouble came — in the form “Please?” too,” my husband said. of a sleek, black visitor. The snake made no complaint when it The next morning, the snake was ready was lifted the1, nest. Perhaps it was MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 -from JULY 2009 happy that someone had come along to get to the said deceased are Executrix: it out of that predicament. LEGALS - from Page 34 Shirley B. Bowden required to make payments Similarly, the chick said nothing when December, A.D. 2008 late 5067 Boyce Rd. my husband picked it up and put it back in to the said Executrix withof Seaford, DE were duly Seaford, DE 19973 the nest. It snuggled right in as though evout delay, and all persons granted unto Clara CathGregory Fuller Sr. having demands against erything was the way it had been two days erine Short on the 11th Register of Wills the deceased are required earlier. “Hmm, roomy,” it probably thought. day of June, A.D. 2009, 6/11/3tc to exhibit and present the But would the parents find it, and feed and all persons indebted same duly probated to the it? We didn’t know, and watched anxiously to the said deceased are said Executrix on or before out the kitchen window for the feedings to required to make payments NOTICE the 9th day of October, A.D. to the said Executrix with-
resume. The parents flew through the porch several times. They approached the nest and the chick opened its mouth, but the timing was off. The parents flew on and the chick, surely hungry, put its head back down. “It might not make it,” I told my husband. Maybe it needs its siblings there to make the feedings run smoothly, I thought. Or maybe, in the two days that they had nothing to feed, the parents had turned their attention to the future and their next brood. Perhaps they just wanted the single remaining chick out of there so they could try all over again. “Maybe,” my husband said, “the nest still smells like snake.” Ugh. Dusk was coming and the chick, as far as I could tell, had had nothing to eat. Swallows turn in for the night as soon as it is dark and I didn’t think, having had no food for two days, that the chick could survive until the morning. I determined to stop watching the nest. Then, suddenly, a parent swooped in and flew up to the nest. It fluttered there, the chick opened its mouth and the parent put its beak in. Hooray! I think that I applauded. I know that I cried. The second parent imitated the first. All, it seemed, was back to normal. “I think we’ll call him Lucky,” I said. That was four days ago. This morning, Lucky was up early, sitting near the edge of the nest and occasionally grooming his soft feathers. The parents are flying inPAGE and out35 regularly and if getting Lucky to fly goes as well as the feedings, this will be a true success story indeed. Maybe, in the way of the best novels, he will grow up to change the bird world. Lucky the Barn Swallow, survivor of The Attack of the Snake and of The Fall from the Nest. I wonder, when they make the movie, who will play my part.
The Delaware Attorney General’s office has formed a Mortgage Fraud Task Force to help homeowners stay in their homes. In conjunction with the Delaware State Housing Authority and the Office of the State Bank Commissioner, the Task Force is dedicated to reducing foreclosure and foreclosure-related fraud statewide by: • Providing information about mortgages and the foreclosure process • Directing homeowners to certified housing counselors and agencies that offer free services • Linking homeowners with state and federal programs that provide mortgage assistance • Taking aggressive law enforcement action against foreclosure scams Homeowners who are worried about missing a mortgage payment, are facing foreclosure, or who suspect a foreclosure scam are encouraged to call the Attorney General’s Mortgage Hotline at 1-800220-5424. This hotline serves as a central statewide resource for homeowners who seek
information about government programs for homeowners, want to connect with a certified housing counselor, are looking for upcoming housing workshops, and want to report foreclosure scams. The Task force has also planned a Housing Workshop in Sussex County on Friday, June 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. During each workshop, State employees, counselors from HUD-approved housing agencies, and mortgage servicers will be available to meet with individuals to provide information on the Delaware Mortgage Assistance Program (DEMAP), mortgage modification, foreclosure, and foreclosure rescue scams. The Attorney General’s Office has launched a new mortgage foreclosure site for consumers at www.attorneygeneral. delaware.gov/mortgageforeclosure. The site features a broad range of information about government programs, counseling services, fraud-prevention tips, and other resources for Delaware homeowners.
out 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 August, A.D. 2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Clara Catherine Short 27058 Dillards Road Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/25/3tc
Estate of George Daniel Isenhower, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of George Daniel Isenhower who departed this life on the 9th day of February, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Dorothy Faye Johnson on the 4th day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted
2009 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Dorothy Faye Johnson 1101 Bridgeville Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/18/3tc
Estate of Herbert F. Friedel, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Herbert F. Friedel, Jr. who departed this life on the 20th day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Shirley B. Bowden on the 28th day of May, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 20th day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf.
Estate of Nellie E. Huston Dolby, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Nellie E. Huston Dolby who departed this life on the 14th day of May, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto James Robert Huston, Carol Jean Huston on the 1st day of June, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administrators without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrators on or before the 14th day of January, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrators: James Robert Huston P.O. Box 465 Seaford, DE 19973 Carol Jean Huston 9131 Middleford Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 6/11/3tc
Housing workshop is planned by new Mortgage Fraud Task Force
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
LYNCH GRADUATES - Michael A. Lynch of Seaford, graduated from Seaford High School in 1998; University of Delaware, 2002; and Southern Connecticut University on May 28, 2009, with family and friends present. He received a masters in counseling degree and Connecticut School Counselor Certification. He is shown here with parents Dr. John and Carol Lynch.
Baltz named to Dean’s list
Kate Baltz of Seaford was named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. Kate, who is an education major, is the daughter of James E. and Barbara Logan and the late Chet Baltz. She graduated from Seaford High School, class of 2007. She recently was captain of a Relay for Life Team Baltz at the University of Delaware, where her team exceeded their goal.
Seaford resident graduates
Seaford resident Charity Hancock graduated from Cedarville University (Ohio) with high honors and a bachelor of arts degree in integrated language arts education on May 2. A 2005 graduate of Seaford Senior High School, Hancock is the daughter of Stephen and Suetta Hancock of Seaford. Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist University of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University website at www.cedrville.edu.
Alexander Curtis Matthews was among the 216 men who graduated on Sunday, May 10, at commencement exercises marking the end of the 234th academic year at Hampden-Sydney College. Matthews graduated with a B.A. in psychology. He is a graduate of Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., and is the son of Michael & Cindy Matthews of Laurel. Hampden-Sydney College first enrolled students in 1775. A private men’s college, it is known for its structured liberal arts
curriculum, the Honor Code, a unique focus on the educational needs of young men and a small and nurturing environment.
Academic camps at Delaware Tech
Young scholars can sharpen their academic skills in July by participating in camps offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Beginning Monday, July 13, children ages 9-11 can unleash their creativity, participate in critical and creative reading sessions, and address their thinking and writing skills in the reading and writing camp. Students ages 9-11 will have fun while sharpening their math skills by engaging in calculator games, mazes, puzzles and hands-on projects in Math Mania beginning Monday, July 13. Children will increase their knowledge of science while conducting science experiments beginning July 7 or July 20 for ages 6-8 and July 13 or July 27 for ages 9-11. Scholarships or sibling discounts are available for camps. To find out more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Spanish teacher Valarie Day accepts the Teacher of the Year plaque from Sussex Technical School District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Savini.
Sussex Tech Teacher of the Year Sussex Technical High School named Spanish teacher Valarie Day of Laurel the 2009 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Day was nominated for her enthusiasm, school spirit and being an inspiration to her students. She is also co-advisor of the Key Club and the Class of 2010.
Day, who is a native of Baltimore, Md., came to Sussex Tech full-time in 2006 after being a long-term substitute. She received her teaching degree from the University of Delaware. Day will represent Sussex Tech for State Teacher of the Year honors.
Bar management course offered
Learn the skills necessary to obtain employment as a professional bar manager in a course offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Participants will learn how to manage liquor supplies; hire, fire and schedule employees; plan marketing strategies; deal with vendors; and find entertainment. The course will also cover public relations, food service, as well as local/state ordinances and laws that apply to establishments. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from July 13 through Aug. 17. Students who successfully complete this six-session course will receive a certificate of completion. For more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Aubrey Hastings (right) and Kimberly Graves are shown with Seaford Kiwanis Club president Norman Poole at the recent Seaford Kiwanis Club Foundation Golf Tournament. Photo by Daniel Richardson
Kiwanis awards two scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford announces this year’s recipients of the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships. The scholarships are funded by the Kiwanis Golf Tournament that was held on June 5 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club and by a donation from the Janosik Foundation. The scholarships are for $4,000 each and are awarded over four years.
This year’s recipients are Aubrey Hastings and Kimberly Graves. Aubrey Hastings, who is the granddaughter of Joyce Hastings, plans to attend Washington College and major in English education. Kimberly Graves, who is the daughter of Sharon Willey and Ralph Graves, plans to attend Liberty University and major in nursing.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
Phillis Wheatley releases honor roll
ASSOCIATION HONORS STUDENT - Sussex Technical High School Health Pro student Andrew Bell of Seaford was recently honored by the Fleet Reserve Association in Newark for being the state’s 11th grade winner of the association’s annual patriotic essay contest. Members of the Fleet Reserve are former unlisted personnel of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Sussex Tech student Shelbi Temple of Bridgeville received third place in the contest. Shown here, Fleet Reserve Vice President Phil Puschel (left) and President Jim Jackson (right) congratulate Andrew on his accomplishment.
The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period at Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville. A Honor Roll - Aaron Ballweg, Makayla Johnson, Chase Marvil, Taylor McBroom, Ashelyn McQuerry, Lakalla Molock, Hailey Penuel, Brandon Oliver, Mikaela Smith, Erica Apgar, Kirsten Blake, Savannah Harris, Shelby McBroom, Horacio Reyna, Bethany Killmon, Erica Parker, Jesse Sanger, Melissa States AB Honor Roll - Katelynn Alexander, Altia Anderson, Sheena Bean, Tyler Bohenko, Robert Bove, Christy Brumfield, Taylor Coe, Cole Cook, Nathaniel Cooper, JD Custins, Sara Davis, Olie DeLeon, Jelsi Dennis, Catarina
Salisbury Christian School releases honor roll
The following area students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Salisbury Christian School. Summa Cum Laude Grade 7 - Nathaniel Laremore, Seaford Grade 8 - Tyler Smith, Seaford Grade 10 - Shelby Dukes, Lau-
Domingo, Kelsey Eckert, Patrick Griffin, Tyler Hatfield, Kevin Hernandez, Justin Hohberger, Megan Joseph, Brady Keeler, Jennifer Linares-Agustin, Megan Luchansky, Nikko Lucke, Chase Milligan, Nacoya Neal, Alyssa Ortiz, Morgan Ramos, Rachel Robb, Adam Thomas, Kirby Williams, Desmon Bolden, Amanda Carr, Sae Chung, Jordan Clark, Domonique Edwards, Jarrod Elliott, Patrick Feddiman, Hannah Glass, Joseph Hutson, John Ireland, Jeshale’ Johnson, Joshua Keefe, Nathan Milligan, Holly Rich, Itzel Sanchez-Quintero, Kaitlyn Willin, Alexis Wyatt, Eddie Zagal-Ponce, Albert Anderson, Lyteesha Bailey, Shawn Beggs, Tamyra Blake, Collin Breeding, Dale Breeding, Kayla Carlisle, DeJ’a Crippen, William
Davis, Thomas Deputy, Robert Driscoll, Alana Frisby, Kalene Garrison, Virginia Gaspar-Nogueron, Danielle Glenn, William Harris, Andrew Hartman, Allison Hughes, Briasia Johnson, Ty’J Houchens, Dominique Griffith, Hammad Khan, Anthony Lucke, Miranda Meadows, Brooke Miller, Joshua Parsons, Gilberto Ramirez, Shedrick Rayford, Taylor Richey, Sydnee Smith, Aaliyah Andrews, Matthew Ballweg, Caitlin Blades, John Collison, Melissa Cook, Tyler Davis, Aleyah Dickerson, Shaunay Duncan, Taylor Hatfield, John McMillin, Daisy Mendoza, Jose Rodriguez-Santos, Amanda Roeglin, Randy Sturgis, Natea Welch, Jessica Wilkins, William Bevins
rel; Micah Laremore, Seaford Grade 11 - Ben Katzaman, Delmar Grade 12 - Cotter Johnston, Seaford; Ike Lewis, Laurel Magna Cum Laude Grade 6 - Aaron Black, Laurel; Katelin Whaley, Laurel Grade 7 - Kelsey Johnson, Delmar; Katie Minton, Laurel Grade 8 - Nathan Katzaman, Delmar; Allison Lowe, Laurel Grade 9 - Megan James, Delmar Grade 10 - Arielle Champagne,
Laurel; Kristen McTernan, Delmar Grade 11 - Stephanie James, Delmar; Jenna Kirk, Laurel Grade 12 - Amanda Avens, Laurel; Zack Pinette, Seaford Cum Laude Grade 7 - Keller Bruce, Laurel; Katyanna Kerr, Laurel Grade 9 - Lexie Zebley, Seaford Grade 10 - Jared Alexander, Delmar; Jeri West, Bridgeville Grade 11 - Jamie Curtis, Laurel
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RETIREES HONORED - Sussex Tech said good-bye to three staff members at its annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Retiring this year are Terrene Jacques, Mike LeCompte and Tom Shaffer. Ms. Jacques of Lewes has been a math teacher at Sussex Tech for eight years and participated in techademic coaching. She has a total of 28 years with the State of Delaware. Mr. LeCompte of Seaford joined Sussex Tech five years ago as its school psychologist and was the assistant golf coach. He has a total of 29 years with the state. Mr. Shaffer of Harrington has been teaching science at Sussex Tech for 10 years and also served as an assistant wrestling coach. He retires after a 30-year career.
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Model train collection and display open Saturday By Lynn R. Parks When Sylvia Parks was a young girl, she wanted a model train set. But she didn’t get it. “My dad wouldn’t let me have trains because I was a girl,” said the 73-year-old Parks. “I had a brother, but he didn’t get them because he wasn’t interested. We knew a family that had two boys and they had trains. I was always at their house because I just loved the trains. But I didn’t have my own.” Well, better late than never. Parks, who lives in Seaford, has both N scale (cars are 2 to 3 inches long) and G scale (cars are up to 18 inches long) trains. On Saturday, she and her husband, Don, will host an open house to show off the trains and the dozens of scenes, or “story boards,” that they have created around them. Sylvia comes up with the ideas and does the layout and finishing work, Don constructs all the buildings out of ¼-inch plywood. “We have made more than 60, maybe even 80, story boards for the G scale alone,” she said. They include an amusement park featuring merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, bumper cars and a shooting gallery, a drive-in theater, a campground complete with lake, fishermen, mobile homes and tents, a baseball diamond, an airport where a plane and a helicopter are flying overhead, and restaurants, including the Pirates Cove Pub and another one set up in a medieval castle. “We belong to the Moose and I wanted to have a lodge in one of the scenes,” Sylvia said. “Don said that in that case, he wanted a Masonic Lodge and an American Legion. So we have all three.” In front of a church are a bride and groom, ready to get into the stretch limousine that is waiting for them. Headstones in the church’s graveyard bear the names of Sylvia’s and Don’s parents, as well as of other people the couple has known. New in this year’s display are a rodeo and a ski lift-like ride that floats across a lake. All of
the scenes are set in the fall, with gold, red and yellow leaves on the trees. “If you take the time to look, each board will tell you a story,” Sylvia said. “I put lots and lots of people in the scenes. I think that that is what makes them interesting.” On Saturday, the G scale trains, with nine loops, will be set up outside, in a 45- by 45foot display. Sylvia’s N scale train setup, with five loops and a housing development, parks, and creek and waterfall and even a McDonalds, is permanently set up in the garage. Sylvia said that she started her collection about 16 years ago, after visiting a model train show. “I came home with my starter set, and there we went,” she said. Her first trains were N scale because they are small enough that the setup could fit in a garage. She bought tiny people with which to create her scenes — “They are so small that now, I really have to look for them to see them,” she said. “But I know that they are there.” And Don built her houses and stores and even put together a playground, with a swing set made from soldered paper clips and a sand box “about the size of two Chiclets,” she said. In July 2002, the couple moved to their home in Seaford. With its 1-acre yard, they now had room to set up a large train display, at least when it isn’t raining. Sylvia started buying G scale trains. “I told Don, ‘Let’s go for the big ones, now that we are out in the country,” she said. Sylvia said that sometimes, inspiration for a new story board comes from a miniature that she buys. The idea for an old-fashioned gas station, for example, evolved after she bought a couple of old-fashioned gasoline pumps. But more often, she said, her scenes come from something she has seen in real life. “People ask me where I get all my ideas,” she said. “I tell them to just look around. Ideas are everywhere. I look at the colors of
people’s houses and at what they have in their yards. Most of what I create looks like America, like where we live.” On Saturday, Sylvia and Don will start putting the G scale display up early in the morning. It takes about two hours to get everything together and running, Sylvia said. And on Sunday, after the open
house is over and if it isn’t raining, they will have a few hours during which they can enjoy the display before it is time to start taking it apart. “Getting out all my story boards is like greeting old friends,” Sylvia said. “When it is all set up, I always wish that I had room inside where it could be set up all the time. I really get
a kick out of seeing it.” For your information: Sylvia and Don Parks will hold an open house at their home at 26209 Old Carriage Road, Seaford, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their model trains, G scale and N scale, will be on display. Admission is free. Rain date is Sunday. For details, call 628-3048.
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A Garden Railroad Open House is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Don and Sylvia Parks’ Parksville Railroad.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
Try these three great recipes for tasty shish kebabs Some say kebab and some kabob but whatever one chooses to oretta norr call it, it’s just, as my son likes to say, “a meal on a stick.” The versatility of the “shish kebab” is extolled by Peggy Trowbridge at About.com. Kebabs can be composed of meat, fish and vegetables or just about any combination thereof. You can even make dessert kebabs. Trowbridge tells us that “shish kebab” comes from the Turkish words that literally mean “skewer” • If you like your vegetables fullyand “roast meat.” Kebabs origicooked, parboil them before skewering. nated with nomadic tribes who used mari• Spraying the grill with cooking oil nades to tenderize and remove the gamy will prevent the kebabs from sticking as flavor from some of their more unusual meats. Today, the practice of cooking meat you turn them. These tasty meals on a stick from Food on a skewer is popular in many cultures – and Wine make summer dining and enterthe Italians call their kebabs spiedini; the French, brochettes. There is the Indonesian taining effortless. satay - skewered meat served with a peaCurried Chicken and Red Pepper Kenut sauce and Japanese yakitori, usually babs skewered fowl. Note: F & W suggests that this recipe Take advantage of these hints for makserves 12 people but unless you’re using ing kebabs: these kebabs as an appetizer, I believe 4 to • If you use wooden bamboo skewers, 6 would be more a more realistic number they must be soaked at least 30 minutes in warm water prior to use to keep them from if your family eats like mine. 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast catching fire. • Stainless steel skewers are more costly halves (1 pound), cut into 1-inch pieces 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch but can be used over and over. • Wash all meats thoroughly and pat dry pieces 1/2 cup soy sauce before skewering and adding to marinade. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • Meats should be cut to uniform size, 2 teaspoons Madras curry powder usually 1 to 2-inch cubes. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted • Fatty meats can be cooked at a higher 1. Soak 12 wooden skewers in cold temperature than leaner meats which rewater for 15 minutes. Thread the chicken, quire a longer cooking time. alternating with the bell peppers, onto the • For fish kebabs, choose firm textures skewers. Transfer to a baking dish. like salmon, tuna, swordfish, mahi-mahi.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the olive oil and curry powder. Pour the marinade over the kebabs and let marinate for 10 minutes or for up to 1 hour, turning several times. 3. Meanwhile, light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Grill the kebabs over moderately high heat until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Remove from the grill, brush with the melted butter and serve.
The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Program recently oversaw the sinking of another 39 New York City subway cars at Delaware’s largest and most popular artificial reef, Redbird Reef. The subway cars were sunk to expand the capacity of the reef, enhance fisheries habitat, and increase fishing and diving opportunities for thousands of recreational anglers and divers who visit the site each year. With the total surface area of the cars at more than 2.5 million square feet, Redbird Reef supports a marine life community up to 400 times richer than the natural bottom. In the Mid-Atlantic region, the ocean
marine transportation division of Weeks Marine, Inc. The operation was funded by MTA New York City Transit. DNREC’s role was to oversee the placement of the subway cars at the reef. The addition of 39 subway cars brings the total number of sunken subway cars on Redbird Reef to 973. Although the artificial reef was created in 1997, the first subway car sinking at the reef occurred in August of 2001, when 27 cars were sunk. The most recent sinking at Redbird Reef was in April of this year, when 44 subway cars were sunk. Redbird Reef is now more than 1.3 square nautical miles of ocean bottom located 16 nautical miles off the coast of the Indian River Inlet. Since the reef was first
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Shrimp and Chorizo Kebabs Serves 6 2 large garlic cloves, thickly sliced 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 2 tablespoons pure chile powder, such as ancho 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined 8 small chorizo (about 1/2 pound total), sliced 1/2 inch thick 1. On a cutting board, using the flat side of a chef’s knife, mash the garlic and salt to a coarse paste. Add the caraway seeds and finely chop them. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the chile powder and olive oil. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. 2. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the chorizo and cook over high heat for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Let cool slightly. 3. Tuck a chorizo slice in the crook of a shrimp and thread onto a skewer; the shrimp should be attached at both ends. Push it to the end of the skewer and repeat with two more shrimp and chorizo slices. Using more skewers, repeat with the remaining shrimp and chorizo. 4. Grill the kebabs over a hot fire, turning once or twice, until charred and the
shrimp are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately. Swordfish Kebabs with Lemon and Bay Leaves Serves 4 24 bay leaves, preferably Turkish 1 1/4 pounds skinless swordfish steaks (1 inch thick), cut into 1-inch cubes 2 lemons, each cut into 8 wedges Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Salt and freshly ground pepper 1. Light a grill. Soak the bay leaves in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain. Alternately thread the swordfish, bay leaves and lemon wedges onto skewers. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 2. Grill the kebabs over high heat, turning occasionally, until the fish is cooked through and the lemons are charred in spots, about 5 minutes. Serve right away.
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created, a variety of materials have been deployed at the site including the subway cars, 11 large vessels - including decommissioned barges, commercial vessels and tugboats, 86 armored military vehicles and 6,000 tons of ballasted truck tire units. The reef now supports more than 13,000 angler visits per year, up from fewer than 300 in 1997. Delaware has 14 permitted artificial reef sites in the Delaware Bay and coastal waters, with five of these sites located in federal (ocean) waters. Development of the sites began in 1995 as part of a comprehensive fisheries management effort by the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Delaware Reef Program.
bottom is usually featureless sand or mud. Subway cars make ideal reef material, because voids and cavities in its structure provide the perfect sanctuary for reef fish. Within a few weeks, blue mussels, sponges, barnacles and soft corals attach to the structure, and in about a year, the reef will be fully productive, resembling natural habitat. “The continued development of Redbird Reef supplies literally tons of ideal food for reef fish,” said Jeffrey Tinsman, reef program manager with DNREC’s Fisheries Section. “Each addition of subway cars increases the reef’s capacity to support, for example, black sea bass and tautog populations.” The operation was carried out by the
More subway cars are sunk to support the local Redbird Reef
MORNING STAR • JuNe 25 - July 1, 2009
Police Journal Handicap parking violations
The Seaford Police Department reports it has noticed an increase in non authorized vehicles parking in spaces designated handicap parking only. The department is issuing a reminder that Delaware Law Title 21 Section 4183 states that only vehicles that display a valid special license plate or that displays a valid parking placard displayed on the front windshield rearview mirror of the vehicle or, if no mirror, on the dashboard or any vehicle with the above requirements from another state may park in areas designated as handicap parking. The Seaford Police Department says officers will continue to enforce handicap parking violations so citizens with disabilities and proper requirements will have proper parking afforded them by Delaware Law. The fine has become very costly for people who violate this section of Delaware Law. The breakdown of the fine which is set by state legislation is as follows: The fine is $100. Add ons are: Victim’s Compensation Fund, $18 State Video Fund, $1 DELJIS Fund, $1 Security Fund, $10 Transportation Trust Fund, $50 Mail-in cost, $15 Total fine with add ons is $195.
Home invasion near Georgetown
State Police are investigating a home invasion at a Georgetown mobile home park that occurred on Thursday, June 18 at 2:35 a.m. A 39-year-old male resident, who is a commercial tractor trailer driver, was confronted by three male suspects when he went outside to start his truck. They demanded money and were upset when the victim’s wallet didn’t have enough money. They then forced the man back into his home and ordered all occupants into the living room. The three suspects then went through the clothing of the man and his wife and his 19 and 18-year-old sons were ordered to remove electronic devices throughout the home such as a Wii, a computer and game cartridges. The suspects also gathered up cash and then fled on foot. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, 5’6” to 5’8”, thin build, wearing dark baggy pants and white sneakers. He was also wearing a long sleeve t-shirt with several colors on the front and had a shotgun. Suspect 2 is a black male, 6’ to 6’3”, large build, wearing dark baggy pants. Suspect 3 is a black male, 5’6” to 5’8”, small build, wearing dark baggie basketball shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call Troop 4 at 302-856-5850, ext. 255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips may also be submitted online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Marijuana found inside apartment
On June 18, the Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division received information from the Laurel Police Department about a large quantity of marijuana inside an apartment in the Chandler Heights II
Apartment Complex. As a result of a joint investigation between the Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division and Laurel Police Department, detectives conducted a search of the apartment and located approximately 1.5 pounds of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. The defendant, Steven Verley, 19, of Seaford, was taken into custody at Royal Farms in Laurel and charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, and possession of marijuana within 300 feet of a playground. Arraignment and bond are pending.
Crash claims life of teen
State Police are investigating a traffic crash that killed Shauna R. Kaufman, a 17-year-old girl from Dagsboro. The crash occurred on Thursday, June 18 at 4:15 p.m. when Kaufman was driving a 1998 Volvo S70 south on Gravel Hill Road, five miles north of Millsboro, at a reported high rate of speed. Her vehicle entered a right curve in the roadway and began to rotate clockwise on a wet roadway. As the Volvo traveled off the south bound edge of the roadway, it continued to spin exposing the driver’s side door as the car struck a utility pole. Kaufman was trapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown if seatbelts were used or if alcohol is suspected in the crash.
Man charged with stalking
State Police Detectives from Troop 4 in Georgetown arrested Robert F. Jacobs, 52, of Milford, on Friday afternoon, June 19, after a month long investigation. Troopers were called in to investigate after letters were sent to the Jacobs Cape Henlopen School District accusing a teacher of inappropriate misconduct with students. The letters continued not only to the school district but also to Wesley College in Dover accusing a coach of similar misconduct. In addition, letters were sent to legislative hall accusing a department secretary in similar behavior. The letters were not only sent to the three places of employment but to the civic association where the Wesley Coach resided. State police began working with Dover Police and a common theme developed during the investigation. All three individuals, who were accused of the misconduct, were once involved with the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association. The organization was formerly known as the Delaware Scholastic Secondary Athletic Association. This organization oversaw the “Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament” which Jacobs was the director. The name signed to the letters appeared to be fictitious. As troopers traced the origin of the
letters, they discovered evidence linking Jacobs to the letters. Troopers executed a search warrant at Jacobs’ Milford home and seized his computer. A forensic examination was performed on the computer which revealed additional evidence implicating Jacobs’ involvement. Jacobs had been director of the Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament, which once drew some of the nation’s best prep players to Sussex County. Jacobs received several hundred thousand dollars in state grants to hold the annual tournament. Jacobs dropped out of sight after canceling the 2004 Slam Dunk tournament, citing health issues. An indictment alleges that Jacobs forged signatures and cashed checks totaling more than $65,000 from a Slam Dunk account. He was charged with one count of theft over $50,000 and 12 counts of forgery in Kent County Superior Court. He fled to Miami, Fla. and eluded capture for a few years until US Marshals caught up with him. He eventually struck a deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to two years in prison. The three victims that Jacobs targeted helped bring to light the misappropriations of funds. Jacobs was charged with three counts of stalking. He was arraigned and committed to the Department of Correction in default of $9,000 cash bail.
Victims of identity theft
The Delaware Attorney General’s Office announced June 2, that Izon® holographic technology developed by DuPont will be used to provide authentication for victims of identity theft statewide. The announcement was made during a presentation of the technology at the Attorney General’s Wilmington offices. The ID Theft Passport is a free service provided to victims of identity theft by the Attorney General’s office as a way to substantiate the crime to creditors and law enforcement. Passports feature laminated photo identification and can be presented to law enforcement agencies to help prevent arrest for offenses committed by someone else using a victim’s stolen information, to creditors to aid in the investigation of fraudulent charges, and to consumer reporting agencies as official notice of disputed charges on credit reports. Izon® authentication technology will now be used as an additional security and authentication device in each ID Theft Passport that is produced. “The ID Theft Passport provides victims of identity theft with an important tool to secure their identity and reclaim their financial health,” stated Chief Deputy Attorney General Richard Gebelein. “We were impressed with the high level of security that DuPont’s Izon® authentication technology provides and believe that Delawareans will be better protected as a result of its incorporation into the Passport Program.” “We are proud to offer our Izon® holographic technology to enhance the Identity Theft Passport program,” said Linda B.
West, vice president and general manager, DuPont Imaging Technologies. “DuPont Authentication has been successfully assisting our global customers to understand their security needs, whether that is brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, product tracking, or document authentication and developing customized solutions based on those needs. We look forward to working closely with the state of Delaware to reduce the negative impact of increasing identity theft.” Identity theft is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the nation. The Attorney General’s Office provides a range of information and resources to help consumers prevent identity theft and to assist victims of the crime.
Bill would regulate ‘robo-calls’
Seeking to rein in the seemingly endless automated calls that can cause household phones to ring off the hook, Rep. Bryon H. Short will introduce legislation regulating these so-called “robo-calls.” Rep. Short, D-Brandywine Hundred, said that in recent elections, he has seen an increase in the use of automated voice messages urging people to vote for or to not support a political candidate, both on the national and local levels. In Delaware, there are no laws limiting when the calls can be made to households and no requirement to identify who is paying for the call. Under the legislation, a robo-call must clearly identify at the beginning of the call the full legal name of the person, party, company or organization placing and paying for the call and on whose behalf the call is being made. If either entity is not a person (it’s a committee, party or corporation), the call also must disclose the name of the president or other chief officer. Additionally, the measure would restrict automated calls to being placed only between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Calls to any one telephone number would be limited to no more than three calls per day by or for any individual candidate for public office. Each robo-call to a household that violates the rules would result in a $25 civil fine – if 1,000 calls were made in violation of the law, the fine would be $25,000. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least nine states have passed legislation restricting or regulating robo-calls, and more than 20 have considered such laws in the last two years. While Rep. Short noted that automated calls can serve as an important tool in campaigning, there have been several documented instances in which the calls serve only to mislead voters. Robo-calls came to the forefront during the 2008 presidential elections, but they also were a major issue during the 2000 South Carolina GOP presidential primary, when unidentified callers attacked Arizona Sen. John McCain with false claims.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
Action status update on the bills in Congress
Senate Bill 86 – (Sponsors: Sen. Henry, et. al.) – This bill seeks to add HIV testing to the standard battery of tests administered for all pregnant women to decrease the rate of neonatal infection of HIV. Pregnant women not wishing to be subjected to the test could “opt out.” Status: Passed the Senate. Pending action in the House Health & Human Development Committee. House Bill 201 – (Sponsors: Reps. Viola & Miro, et. al.) – This bill proposes to abolish Delaware’s limited beverage container deposit law by Sept. 1, 2010. Currently, consumers pay a nickel deposit on selected beverages sold in Delaware. Sponsors of the bill note the success of curbside recycling efforts by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and the cities of Newark and Wilmington. Status: Pending action in the House Natural Resources Committee. House Bill 197 – (Sponsors: Rep. Brady, et. al.) – This legislation would permit any Delaware police agency to initiate a two-year pilot program for the automated enforcement of speed limits within a quarter-mile of any work zone or school. Such programs use unmanned cameras and other equipment to measure the speed of vehicles and issue tickets by capturing license plate information. Tickets of up to $50 would be issued to motorists traveling at least 11 miles per hour above the posted speed limit. The civil violations would not carry any “points,” nor become part of a driver’s record. Status: Released from committee. Pending action by the House of Representatives. House Bill 200 – (Sponsors: Rep. Longhurst, et. al.) – This bill would require landlords of manufactured housing communities to provide prospective tenants with a copy of the rental agreement, standards and fee schedule before signing a lease agreement. The bill also seeks to require that prospective tenants receive counseling provided by Delaware Manufactured Homeowners Association (DMHOA). Status: Released from committee. Pending action by the House of Representatives. House Bill 204 – (Sponsors: Rep. Jaques, et. al.) – Under current law, a
House members block tax hikes
Republican members of the House of Representatives voted as a block last night to stop proposed tax and fee increases on alcohol, tobacco and alcohol licenses. “These Democrat-proposed tax increases were regressive taxes that take more money out of people who are least likely to be able to afford them,” Republican State Chairman Tom Ross said. Ross continued, “In the past months, we have seen numerous examples of egregious state spending that must be reduced before any tax increases are put on the table. I hope that the Governor will begin to work with the members of the Republican caucus in a good-faith effort to come up with some real solutions to our budget crisis, rather than ‘solving’ the problem on the backs of taxpayers and state employees.”
person who recklessly causes the death of an on-duty law enforcement officer, corrections employee or firefighter is guilty of “murder in the first degree” and eligible for capital punishment. This bill would add paramedics, emergency medical technicians, fire marshals and fire police to that list of first responders. The bill was sparked by the death of Delaware City Fire Company paramedic Michelle Smith, who was killed in the line-of-duty by a reckless driver on Dec. 22, 2008. If enacted, the statute will be known as Michelle Smith’s Law. Status: Passed the House of Representatives. Pending action in a Senate committee. House Bill 211 – (Sponsors: Rep. Schwartzkopf, et. al.) – This bill would raise the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from $1.15 to $1.60. If enacted, the new tax would apply to all cigarettes sold after July 31. The tax is expected to raise $16 million for the state’s coffers. Status: Released from committee. Pending action in the House. House Bill 212 – (Sponsors: Rep. Schwartzkopf, et. al.) – This bill seeks to raise the tax on alcoholic beverages sold in Delaware. Under the bill, the tax on beer would rise by two cents per 12 ounce can. The levy on wine would increase by three cents per five ounce serving. The state tax on spirits, defined as containing more than 25% ethyl alcohol by volume, would jump 15 cents per 750 ml bottle. The Markell administration says the hike will generate an additional $3.5 million for the state. Retailers turned out at a recent House Revenue & Finance Committee hearing to testify against the bill, saying the higher tax would make them less competitive and could cause them to lose sales to cross-boarder rivals. Status: Released from House Revenue & Finance Committee. Pending action in the House. House Bill 215 – (Sponsors: Rep. Atkins, et. al.) – This bill would largely eliminate the requirement for Delaware to publish legal notices in newspapers. Under HB 215, the Internet would be used as the primary means of posting notices for procurement bids, agency meetings, public hearings, etc. The measure calls for Delaware to establish and maintain a website for the
Law encourages witness testimony
It will now be easier to secure witness testimony under legislation drafted by the Delaware Department of Justice and signed into law recently by Governor Markell. This new law provides incentives for those with information to offer testimony during a criminal investigation and trial. House Bill 109 allows the Attorney General’s office to seek to modify, reduce or suspend the sentence, including a minimum mandatory sentence, of a person convicted of a state crime who provides “substantial assistance” in the identification, arrest, or prosecution of another person for state or federal offenses. The new statute replaces a substantial assistance provision that was limited to drug trafficking offenses.
posting of procurement bid information. Supporters maintain that emphasizing the Internet for such postings could save the state significant money. However, good government advocates counter that many
Delawareans do not have Internet access and that such a switch in policy would reduce the number of people reached by these notices. Status: Pending action in the House Administration Committee.
Volunteer assists in flood recovery Hal Corlew from Sussex County Habitat for Humanity joined AmeriCorps Delaware and National AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members and alumni as they helped build 20 Habitat for Humanity houses, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently as part of the annual Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon. These homes will be built in partnership with families affected by the floods that devastated much of Iowa in 2008. “We are proud to have an AmeriCorps member from Sussex County making a difference in Iowa. I salute Hal and his commitment to provide simple, decent, and affordable homes to families in need,” said Kevin Gilmore, executive director of the Sussex County affiliate. The need for affordable housing is especially great in the Cedar Rapids area, where nearly 4,000 homes were damaged by fast-rising water during last year’s devastating floods. While 90 counties were declared federal disaster areas, Cedar Rapids was the most significantly affected region. Most of these homeowners did not have flood insurance.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is looking for motivated individuals to serve SCHFH full-time through AmeriCorps for one year. The program year begins Oct. 1. For more information, visit the site at www.sussexcountyhabitat.org.
MORNING STAR • JuNe 25 - July 1, 2009
Fish would bite my hands and I would spin out of control I wonder what could be so exciting about spinning your body ony indsor around in circles like a helicopter blade until you are mentally imFor members of PETA, paired. I have often written about the need for creativity when it I apologize for capturcame to neighborhood entertaining the little fellows ment when I was growing up in Crisfield. and tormenting them Everyone knows that my friends and I spent our hours searching with images of my face for ways to pass the time void of computers, video games and cell between my fingers. Lying down on the phones. Unfortunately, the toys bridge I would put my cupped hand into we got at Christmas (the only time we got the water and wait for a bite. Interestingly toys throughout the year) were usually enough, within a few seconds I would in a sad state of disrepair, or missing so have a school of minnows nibbling at the many parts that they were inoperable by bread, and my fingers. no later than January 5. This meant we I would quickly clench my hand closed had at least 11 months to devise our daily and capture as many as three or four of entertainment. these slippery little critters. I would place I miss the days of lying face down on them in a jar. When I was finished I could the homemade bridge that spanned the ditch which separated Richardson Avenue, have up to a dozen minnows swimming around in the jar. where I lived, from Maryland Avenue, the I would then take them home cut main road into Crisfield. This ditch was off their heads and tails, filet them and loaded with a vast contingency of minMom would fry them for dinner. STOP! nows and a few small crabs. It actually That was a lie. For those of you who are connected to the nearby tributaries that convinced that I make up most of my feed into the Chesapeake Bay. columns, I just handed you a gift. The I would take a few slices of bread and minnows, as you know, are no more than break off small pieces and place them
two or three inches in length and resemble a gray goldfish. To consider their potential for dinner is absolutely ridiculous (unless you are a contestant on “Survivor” or “Out of the Wild”). But, it begs the question, why did I catch these little fish and put them in a mayonnaise jar? The answer: Because I had nothing else to do. For members of PETA, I apologize for capturing the little fellows and tormenting them by forcing them to seemingly endless images of my huge face and head peering into the jar as I watched them swim around and around. Now, in regards to “around and around,” I will now get back to where I started with this column. Again, as young’uns we were forced to improvise when it came to entertaining ourselves, especially during those long, dog days of summer. When we were not leaping out of the third story window of a vacant building onto a stack of old mattresses, or rivoted by the excitement of watching Dad clean out the outhouse, possibly bored with chucking dirt clods at each other like grenades in a war zone, and the mosquito truck was nowhere in site, we resorted to more simple activities such as “getting drunk.” STOP! There you go, doubters of my
validity, another gift. Except that was what we called this activity. No, we were not actually under the influence of any substance. But, Webster’s Dictionary defines “drunk” as “dominated by an intense feeling.” We would gather on the lawn next to my house and spread our arms and spin in endless circles until we dropped to the ground unable to walk. Now, that’s entertainment! The entertainment continued as we eventually attempted to stand up and instead stumbled recklessly into walls, parked cars and each other. Between dancing behind the mosquito truck fogger, the countless blows to the head by flying dirt clods and the spinning until we dropped activity, I am amazed that we were able to survive to adulthood. But we did and we seem untouched by after-effects. However, I will say that as problematic as computers, video gams and cell phones seem in our current youth culture, I will admit that I think they are a safer form of entertainment. Note to young people Please do not attempt any of the activities Tony Windsor participated in as a young’un without your parent’s approval and a stunt double.
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something. Before you know it, the child slips out the door to run after the parent who is leaving. It can happen so fast,” said Peterson. Safe Kids USA’s Spot the Tot program recommends: • Drivers should walk completely around their vehicle before getting in. • Teach children, starting at a very young age, never to play in the driveway or around cars, SUVs, vans and trucks. • Remind drivers to be on the look-out for children and pets in the driveway. • Roll down windows so you can hear what is happening outside your vehicle. Consumer Reports says camera systems and back-up warning sensors may be used to prevent back-over incidents, but sensors may not always be sensitive enough to detect the presence of a child around the vehicle.
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Screening committee is chosen Gov. Jack Markell has announced his nine-member Magistrate Screening Committee. The group will help him decide who to nominate to serve on Justice of the Peace Courts. “This bipartisan group will assist me in finding top-notch candidates to be magistrates in our Justice of the Peace Courts,” Markell said. “This is an important role because magistrates hear hundreds of cases every year.” Serving on the committee will be: William Bush IV of Kent County (chairman), Sandra Arnell of Kent County, James Liguori of Kent County, Thomas Cooper
of Sussex County, Richard DiLiberto of New Castle County, Chaitanya Gadde of New Castle County and Clifford Johnson of New Castle County, Gwendolyn Sanders of New Castle County and Christine Sergovic of Sussex County. To be eligible to be nominated as a magistrate, Delawareans must be at least 25-years-old. Delawareans interested in applying for consideration by the screening committee should visit the Division of Professional Regulation’s website (dpr.delaware.gov) or call 302-744-4500. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 15.
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I believe it’s time Sussex Countians were treated equally and provided with the same employment opportunities as their fellow citizens.
Del Pointe should create 6,000 jobs for Sussex County The recent interest and actions regarding the Del Pointe economic development project have prompted me to clarify my position on the issue. While much of the debate over Del Pointe centers on the racino aspect of the proposal, the project will also include: a hotel and convention center, a family resort hotel, an indoor water park, an indoor sports complex, a movie theatre, five restaurants, 350,000 square feet of retail space and 50,000 square feet of office space – all of which will provide nongaming jobs and revenue. Del Pointe has already been approved to build and run a one-mile harness racing track and I do not see why they should be treated any differently than the state’s three other horse racing facilities. To that end, I’m co-sponsoring House Bill 194, which would allow Del Pointe to operate slot machines. This is a fair approach that gives the Sussex County track the same authorization already extended to Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs, and Delaware Park. For the last 15 years, all Delawareans have enjoyed the huge tax benefits associated with the state’s three existing racinos. However, the residents of New Castle and Kent counties have received the lion’s share of the jobs associated with these venues. I believe it’s time Sussex Countians were treated equally and provided with the same employment opportunities as their fellow citizens. Building Del Pointe will create 6,000 construction jobs. Two-thousand people will be employed in permanent jobs once the facility opens. Additionally, one study indicates another 2,000 jobs will be generated elsewhere in the county as a result of Del Pointe’s operations. If this project delivers on even half of this promise, it would have a huge impact on Sussex County’s economy and the well-being of thousands of local families. Additionally, aside from the money this project would pump into the state’s coffers, it would generate an estimated $900,000 for the Indian River School District and $2 million for the Town of Mills-
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boro annually. Opponents of this plan, some of whom I count among my friends, denounce the immortality of gambling. While I don’t disagree with their views I would counter that I have an ethical obligation, especially in the current recession, to help facilitate the means by which many hard-working Sussex Countians could provide for their families. I am not a proponent of gambling, but rather an advocate for the people of the 37th Representatives District. I believe I have a duty to them to ensure that they are treated equally and receive the same advantages as their neighbors to the north. In these bad economic times, I will not turn a blind eye to a rational plan that could save many local families from a grim economic fate. State Rep. Joe Booth
Thank you Dr. Mullen
Sometimes good things need to be reported. I broke a tooth on Wednesday, June 17 after dinner and went to Dr. Mullen’s office on Herring Run Road at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18 without an appointment. I waited approximately 15 to 20 minutes in the waiting room and was then taken right into a room where Dr. Mullen removed the remainder of the tooth. No appointment, minimal paperwork and I was on my way. We need more professionals like Dr. Mullen. Lew Delizio
Fishing for Sight
The Lions Club of Laurel 2nd annual fishing tournament did it again. This year’s tournament began early, at 8 a.m., with young and senior fisherman. Surprising enough the fishermen were waiting
patiently in line at 7:30 a.m. The banks of Broadcreek were lined with fishermen — mostly families and grandparents with grandchildren enjoying good times at Johnny Janosik Park. This annual project to help people with sight problems has many rewarding results. Seeing local people having fun together and communicating in a good way has many rewards to the Laurel Lions. These people gave their time to get pledges for vision projects but yet had a day of family fun with a never ending supply of good old American hot dogs, Pepsi and chips. The attendance is continuing to grow each year. Johnny Janosik Park was being used Saturday as Johnny had dreamed. The Laurel Lions Club wants to thank all the people and businesses that supported this great event. Fred Disharoon
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Media campaign is dangerous
I am writing to ask your help. A media campaign has started in Delaware. This campaign is being paid for by liberal groups that are not even citizens of Delaware. They are urging us to call Representative Castle and tell him we support “The American Clean Energy and Security Act,” and Senator Carper to tell him we support the proposed healthcare reform. What they do not tell you is the clean energy legislation will cost every Delawarean $3,100 and the healthcare reform will cost over $1 trillion dollars and lead to rationing of health care. These are the two most dangerous pieces of legislation proposed so far. Please do not remain silent. Please call and email our Senators and Representative and tell them NO! Tell them you can not afford any more taxes and they need to do what is in your best interest. Tell them you expect them to vote No on the Clean Energy Bill. Tell them you want real health care reform that puts health care choices in the hands of the doctor and patient and for free market solutions that avoid the perils of socialized medicine. Tell them healthcare reform must not include the option for government control. Our chance to stop this is about to end. Do not let these special interest groups do all of the talking. Please make your calls and send your emails today! Chris Shirey
Paper moves to the right
It’s little things that are bothering me this time. In last week’s paper, there was a cartoon attacking Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Seemingly forgotten is that Geithner is creatively extending the much needed recontrol of a fiscal system that ran off the tracks in September and his corrective actions are a follow-on to former Treasury
Secretary Hank Paulsen’s efforts to keep the entire system from imploding and duplicating the Great Depression. Paulsen was on the Republican’s watch. Continuity has been helped by the steadying hand of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who recently was lauded as doing an absolutely superb job by none other than Jack Welch, the much admired former CEO of General Electric. Yes, all have been creative in attempts to avert disaster, there being no rule book for what we had happen to us and just how we were to avoid a financial collapse. Now, anyone in his right mind would be concerned about the huge deficit being laid on, but getting across the gorge right now is far more important than the deficit. Thus, I found the political cartoon attacking Geithner mindless, as we are very fortunate to have someone as talented as he to help us through this. Would you care to take on his responsibility? As mindless as that cartoon was, the one in this week’s paper was even worse. Here, we have two guys checking to see if the word “empathy” appears anywhere in the Constitution. The idiotic inference is that we really don’t want an empathetic judge on the Supreme Court. Perhaps we’d prefer a hanging judge instead. The whole idea behind the cartoon is patently inane. Please, I’d rather not have a cartoon than the ones printed in the last two issues. If you must print political cartoons, please be sure that they have a truly legitimate point somewhere covering middle ground sensibilities. It would be easy to consider these as right wing extremist lacking any reason whatsoever. Which then brings me to the entries in the “Letters to the Editor” section of this week’s paper. While I can sympathize with Mr. Bodenweiser’s claimed affront by Rep. Atkins, his elaboration became extremely tedious and built into a crescendo of over the top analogies. A bit of editing could have helped. Then there was Brian Shields’ letter, the simple premise being to cut state expenses rather than to add taxes to meet the state’s budget shortfall. Unfortunately, the problem is far more complex to solve than he suggests, literally a take your cut elsewhere approach, but the budget will have to be balanced somehow and it won’t likely get done by taking an extreme position, but rather a thousand wounds spread about as equitably as can be done. No one, in the end, will be happy. I just get turned off by an extreme pedantic view. Again, while his message was quite clear, State Rep. Hocker’s explanation could have been edited to half or less its length, perhaps better making his point. And, my own mea culpa, as I tend to be verbose myself. Richard Eger
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 2, 2009
Laurel Community Snapshots
Laurel Mayor John Shwed and Reverend Timothy A. Duffield, Sr. Pastor of New Zion U.M. Church pose for a picture with children in the community after playing a basketball game at the 6th Annual Balling for God Basketball Tournament and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For the record Mayor Shwed and Pastor Duffield were the victors. Submitted photo.
Young adults known as F.O.G. (Friends of God) at Christ U. M. Church in Laurel sponsored a “Senior” Senior Prom on June 6th for the senior members of their church. (Front l - r:) Tony DeVincentis, Jamie Curtis, (2nd row) CJ Dickerson, Zak Dickerson, LJ Watts, Justin Nguyeen, Cheri Watts - adviser, (3rd row) Colby Eatts, Tyrell Whitney, Laurie Dickerson - advisor (Back) JP Dickerson - advisor and Matt Dickerson. Submitted photo.
FISHING TRIP WINNER - On May 25, the Sharptown Parks & Recreation Commission drew the winner of their 3rd Annual Charter Fishing Trip, Craig Blocker of Laurel. Blocker will be taking up to eight people on a 46 foot or 62 foot vessel operated by Barbara Ann Charters of Crisfield, Md. From left, are Fishing Trip Coordinator Darryl English, Winner Craig Blocker and Park and Recreation President Tommy Bowden.
Lions Club members left to right Ed Kelly, Barry Munoz and Paul Sheridan seem to be enjoying the recent Lions Fishing Tournament immensely, even though they didn’t even help bait the hooks. Photo by Pat Murphy.
Glimpse of The Past SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED - Linda Derr, Sergeant of Arms of the Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19, presents a scholarship to Laurel High School Senior Tysha White.
“Misty” of Chincoteague is shown with Kent Jones, left and other unidentified friends at the Beebe Ranch in the late 1960s.
MORNING STAR • JUNE 25 - JULY 1, 2009
Water, water everywhere, Doing the Towns Together and all the boards did shrink LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS
“Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.” These words described life in our household recently as we were forced to find a new approach to our daily routine. On a soggy Saturday morning, as most inhabitants do, we arose bright and early, went to the kitchen to turn on the faucet to make a fresh pot of coffee, and begin the day’s routine. The plan sounded great, nothing out of the ordinary, until the cold water faucet was turned to the on position and absolutely nothing happened. A dash to the bathroom for a trial turn on of the faucets and the shower, and the same result, dry as a bone. Naturally, immediate panic set in. No water, no coffee. What an absolutely terrible way to start the day. And, then the lights above the sink dimmed. Our first thought was that the power company was having a brownout, seems we had read about that being scheduled. But, that was a minor problem. We needed water. A call to the plumber was the first of several calls that would be made in the next few days. Thus the saga began. After several hours spent checking the water pump in the basement, removing the existing pump and installing a new pump, still no water. The saga continued as buckets of water were carried over from the neighbors. The large white containers were lined up like a row of soldiers on the porch. A bucket was next to the kitchen sink, another was beside the tub and washbowls in the bathroom.We began operating rather like pioneers. This was serious business, and definitely was not fun at all. By mid-afternoon it was determined that the problem was not the pump, but the well. The one that had been driven more than 50 years ago when we built the house that has been home all these years. We began heating the kettle on the stove every time we needed water. We soon realized just how often we expect water to come out of the faucet at our every wish. The electric lights were still flickering on occasion. Monday the well company representative arrived, assessed the situation and assured us the well drivers would arrive Tuesday morning. Bright and early, two huge trucks and crew arrived. Along with more rain and powerful lightning. The crew was forced to halt operations until after the storm. Monday night the electric lights were worsening in their intermittent fluctuations. A call to the power company resulted in emergency crew people arriving late in the night and finding bad wiring at the trans-
Moments With Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton former. By a few minutes after midnight we had steady electric power. By Wednesday morning the well men had our new well installed. We thought we were home free. We turned on the TV to get a weather report and nothing happened. Another phone call, this time to the cable company. The cable crew arrived and found a problem at the junction on the main pole across the road from our house. Meanwhile it was time for fresh buckets of water to be brought over from our neighbors. The television wiring was repaired, and by Thursday another problem was solved. Meanwhile, the plumber came back and began his work. The faucets were turned on, we waited for a powerful flow of water, and all we got was a slow drip, drip, drip. Totally new pipes were needed since the old ones were filled with ugly, thick gunck. By Friday night we had new pipes, the television worked fine, the electric burned steadily, we could shower, shave, wash clothes, cook. We were almost back to normal. The plumber made his final trip on Saturday morning, the water running through the pipes was now crystal clear and free flowing. We just had to clean up the mess. Every workman had returned home, we were back in business, the water was flowing freely from every single faucet. The week before the well problem, the Roto-Rooter men came and cleared the roots from the outside pipes going to the septic system, and the furnace man repaired a tiny, nearly invisible hole in one pipe. There are those people our age who have said life is at the boring stage now that their children are grown and have their own homes and lives. Trust me. So far Chuck and I have not reached that point in our life. We are thankful for the dedicated, qualified people who come to our rescue and made it possible for us to survive during one of the worst weeks of our marriage. Actually we are very fortunate. We have a good life, we have blossoms on the tomato plants and the squash, we have lots of good water, we have each other. Who could ask for more.
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Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672 A golden wedding anniversary celebration was held on Sunday, June 14, at the Donald Mitchell home on Samuel Hill Road. Joanne and Donald Mitchell and Darlene and Bryan Tapman entertained the two hostess’ brothers and their wives, Andrew and Donna Conaway and Ronnie and Doris Conaway. It was a family gathering and of all of those enjoying the event four out of six of the Conaway couples have observed 50 wedded years. Happy anniversary to all!
Catherine Boyce was honor guest at a luncheon celebrating her 88th birthday. She entertained guests at her home and her daughter, Anne, hosted the party for her. Happy belated birthday.
Pamela and Jay James were hosted to a 25th surprise anniversary party at Centenary Church hall on June 14. The celebration was hosted by their children, Jessica James, Katelyn James and Chad James and his wife, Toni. Linda and Dawn Collins were involved in much of the preparation for the affair. Special guests included Beth Heath of Mechanicsville, Va. who was the maid of honor at their wedding and their best man, Jerry Dukes of Bridgeport, N.J. The date of their silver anniversary was actually June 16, but observed a couple of days early congratulations.
Special happy birthday wishes to Mary Stoakley on her “day” June 28 from her exclassmate and dear friend, Helen A.
The Derby Walkers have had a busy time entertaining here of late with family and friends visiting them. Their daughter, Karla, and two children, Nikki and Samantha from Carmel, Ind., spent an early summer vacation here. Derby’s mother and sister, Ruth Walker and Ruth Sharp from Knoxville, Tenn. and friends, Ralph and Betty Worley from Greensboro, N.C. were also added to their guest list of recent visitors. This from Red Hat, Betty Ringrose, “The Chatter Hatters of Laurel enjoyed lunch at Bon Appetite in Seaford on Wednesday, June 17. Hostess for this month was Kathleen Leigh and we had a most enjoyable time with lots of fun and fellowship.” Frances Farlow, following her recent hospitalization is now residing at Genesis Elder Care in Seaford, room 104, where, I’m sure she would appreciate cards and visits from her friends. Congratulations to Samantha Layton who recently graduated from Del Tech receiving her LPN degree.
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Nola Hearn and Doris Scruggs of Delmar have returned from a Senior Center bus trip to Myrtle Beach and reported that they had a great trip and lots of entertaining things to do.
Don’t forget the Melson’s ice cream festival this Saturday at their community hall, beginning at 3 p.m. Their diligent chefs will offer oyster sandwiches, homemade ice cream and lots of the other good stuff to go with it. Be there for a great day of fun, appetite teasing and fellowship. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: J. Edward Givens, Emogene Elizabeth Custis and Janet Jenkins. We continue with prayers for our service men and service women and our friends who are ill: Shirley Scott, Tom Wright, Steve Trivits, Alvin Lutz, Mary Wilson, Joe Messick, Donald Layton, Sr., Conner Niblett, Martha Windsor, Madelyn Bethards, Matthew Littleton, Hattie Puckham, Walt Dorman, Gene Littleton, Harriett MacVeigh, Jean Henry, Dot Murphy, “Bobbi” Shwed, Jean Foskey, Patrick Starr, Robert Truitt, Cecile Jones, Calvin Hearn and Bob Christian. End of June birthday wishes to: Houston Dickerson on June 26; June Ball and Carol Lang, June 27; Lawrence Hardesty, June 28; Manuel Naveira and Virgil Wilson, June 29; Ruth Belle and Ethel Fooks, June 30. A last minute reminder that the Laurel Historical Society still has a few Cat’s Meow collectibles of the Mellon Bank left for sale. If interested call 875-2820. “Life isn’t fair, but its still good.
Thank You The family of Agnes C. Robinson would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the many kind expressions of sympathy since her passing on May 12, 2009.
It helped to make our sorrow somewhat easier to bear at such a difficult time. In her loving memory, Marty & Bill Whaley
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Opinion Guest Column
Tribute Senator Thurman G. Adams Jr.
We were deeply saddened Tuesday afternoon to learn of the death of state Sen. Thurman Adams. Sen. Adams, who was 80 years old, was a fixture in Legislative Hall and for many of us, especially for residents of his hometown of Bridgeville, it seemed as though he would be with us forever. Sen. Adams, a Democrat and a graduate of Bridgeville High School and the University of Delaware, was elected to the state Senate in 1972 at the age of 44. He was majority leader from 1999 through 2002 and in 2003, he was selected for the Senate’s highest leadership post, president pro tempore, a position he still held when he died. At the time of his election as president pro tem by fellow senators, he promised to work with both parties for the benefit of the state. “I want us to do not what is best for the Republican Party or what is best for the Democratic Party, but what is best for Delaware,” he said then. “That is my promise.” The people of his district, who sent Sen. Adams back to the Senate time and time again, had good reason to be proud of him. He was a stately presence in Legislative Hall, where he set a record for years in the state Senate. He served his constituents and the state with dignity and earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. “His word was his bond and I was able to confide in him many times over the years,” said Congressman Mike Castle, a Republican who served in the Senate with Adams. “His passing will leave a huge hole in the General Assembly.” Our hearts go out to the members of Sen. Adams’ family, who have lost a beloved father and grandfather, and to the people of Bridgeville, who have lost a trusted friend and tireless worker on their behalf. And we hope that whoever takes Sen. Adams’ place in serving the 19th Senatorial District approaches the job with as much decorum and seriousness as he did.
Delaware must face grim economic reality By James A. Wolfe and Ernest J. Dianastasis Delaware is in deep trouble. There’s no other way to put it. And many of the people we elected to run the state government seem to be pretending that things aren’t all that bad. Two engines of our economy – the GM and Chrysler auto plants – are closed throwing thousands of people out of work. And the ripple effect from these closings will affect thousands more. Every sector of Delaware’s economy is suffering. Banking, chemicals, technology, construction, agri-business, tourism and retail, to name a few, have seen cutbacks, wage and salary reductions and layoffs. Each one of us knows someone whose job was eliminated or who was furloughed for a week or more or whose wages were cut sharply. Delawareans are hurting. So why is it so hard for some government leaders to recognize that some of that pain must be borne by the state just like the rest of us? Why haven’t the legislators figured out that in times like these, state government has to cut and cut deeply? It’s time to end some staterun programs. It’s time to drastically curtail the giveaways. It’s time to reverse the state’s 20-year spending spree. It’s time to set aside partisan politics and work together on this critical issue. The governor proposed an 8% percent salary cut for state workers. But the legislators writing the budget cut that to 2.5%. Those legislators didn’t seem to care about the carpenters and electricians and other private sector construction workers whose wages and salaries have dried up completely. They don’t seem to give a damn about the Bank of America and DuPont Co. employees whose jobs were eliminated. What about them? How are they supposed to pay for our bloated government?
We don’t think it’s right for the burden of this sour economy to be carried by the private sector alone. The governor has begun the process to restructure and downsize state government. We commend this effort, but realize it must continue on an accelerated pace. Those of us in business understand that the $800 million deficit can’t be eliminated by budget cuts alone. And we acknowledge that some increases in taxes and fees are inevitable in these dire times. But we don’t think it’s fair to hike taxes on businesses large and small and on ordinary Delawareans who are struggling to make ends meet while the state continues to operate programs that are not essential and that we can no longer afford. We don’t think it’s right for the burden of this sour economy to be carried by the private sector alone. We know that state government can not and should not function exactly like a business; government has social welfare and public safety obligations that can’t be ignored. However, the state can and should apply appropriate business principles to its operations. When it runs out of resources, as it has now, it must stop doing many of the things it has done in the past. We speak primarily for business but we’re also speaking for the average Delawarean as well when we demand that those elected officials who are not willing to make the necessary painful decisions take off their blinders and face the reality that the rest of us are dealing with
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Kaufman Statement on death of Senator Thurman Adams U.S. Sen.Ted Kaufman (D-DE) released the following statement today after hearing about the passing of Sen. Thurman Adams. “I first met Thurman in 1972 when he and Joe Biden were both running for the first time - and he’s been a good friend ever since. I had the pleasure of speaking with Thurman yesterday; a final conversation in 37 years of a friendship that I treasured and will sorely miss. “Over his long and storied career, Thurman built a legendary reputation from all sides. Whatever was said about him, no one ever doubted Thurman’s commitment to the people of Delaware. He always did what he thought was the right thing for our state. It is a sad day for Delaware.” Sales Rick Cullen Emily Rantz Laura Rogers Doris Shenton Jimmy McWilliams Brandon Miller
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MORNING STAR • JuNe 25 - July 1, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden, Representative Castle add comments on Senator Adams
Statement by Vice President Biden on the passing of State Senator Thurman Adams: “Today, Delaware lost one of its greatest public servants and I lost a true friend. I first met Thurman when we were on the ballot together in 1972 – and in all the years I knew him, I never saw him once deviate from his conscience, no matter the political atmosphere. He always did what he knew was right and history confirmed his decisions over and over again. “Few, if any, pieces of legislation in Delaware became law without having his imprint – and we were all the better because of that. And though he will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most influential legislators in Delaware history, he was always first and foremost a family man. “Jill and I send our warmest thoughts and prayers out to his daughters, his grandchildren, his great-grandchildren and to the entire state, especially the community of Bridgeville. Thurman Adams was a great man, a great leader and he will be truly missed.”
U.S. Congressman Michael N. Castle on the passing of State Senator Thurman Adams: “With the passing of Senator Thurman Adams, the Adams’ family, Delaware and the state legislature have lost a true friend who was a strong and trusted leader. “I have served with Thurman for many years- from my time as a State Senator through my service as Lt. Governor, Governor and a Member of the US Congress. Over that time, he was unwavering in support for his constituents and has always worked to achieve the greater good for Delaware. His word was his bond and I was able to confide in him many times over the years. “Thurman also played a huge part in determining who served in the judiciary and other important posts in Delaware and his strong, positive force in our legislature strengthened our courts and state for many decades. His passing will leave a huge hole in the General Assembly at a very important time. “He will be deeply missed by many and I will closely hold the memories that I have of him, including several evenings we spent sitting on the porch at Woodburn when I was Governor discussing the events of the day, and his beloved Baltimore Orioles. He was a real friend to me over the years and I pass along my deepest sympathy to his daughters Lynn and Polly and the rest of his family.”
Senate Dems name new leaders
Senate Democrats have named a new leadership team following the death Tuesday of Senate President Pro Tem Thurman Adams. Senate Majority Leader Anthony DeLuca, D-Newark East, was named to succeed Adams as pro tem. The post is voted on by the entire Senate, but that vote is typically considered a formality. Senate Majority Whip Patricia Blevins, D-Elsmere, was named to the majority
leader’s post and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, D-Wilmington East, was named to serve as majority whip.
Rallies against healthcare plan
Tea Party Groups from all over the country are gearing up to battle the proposed government takeover of our health care. Delaware and Florida will be leading the fight by holding rallies at their U.S. Representative and Senator’s local state offices on July 2. This initial rally will be followed by a national day of health care rallies across the country on July 17. On this day, there will be a Tea Party Rally at every U.S. Representative and Senator’s office across the country. The rallies are all scheduled to be held from noon-1 p.m. The Tea Party Coalition is calling for health care reform that puts health care choices in the hands of the doctor and patient and for free market solutions. “It is time for our leaders to start doing the work we elected them to do. It is time they design legislation that will help the people of this country instead of themselves,” said Chris Shirey, the State Coordinator of the Delaware Tea Party. On July 2, the Delaware Tea Party calls on everyone to unite their voices to show disapproval of the proposed health care plan and to demand health care reform that actually will provide a healthcare system that will work and will not bankrupt the country. In Sussex The Delaware Tea Party will be held on The Circle in Georgetown from noon until 2 p.m.
has agreed to lead DelPointeNOW. “Having lived in Rehoboth Beach for the last six years and having had the opportunity to have been part of the building boom it has been even harder to watch as Sussex County losses its economic momentum. Jobs are at an all time low here and there just doesn’t seem to be an end in site. Del Pointe changes all of that. “Del Pointe has become the new hope for an otherwise beleaguered county. Del Pointe would solidify Sussex County by establishing a national vacation experi-
ence. That experience would also provide the jobs, hope and security that is so needed in these times. Del Pointe is the beginning of a better Sussex County and a better Delaware,” stated Mahan. “Our state is facing a huge deficit and unemployment is at record numbers, so to turn our back on 6,000 jobs and over $75 million in state revenues would be wrong,” Mahan added. The above is a press release from delpointeNOW@yahoo.com
The above is from a press release from the Delaware Tea Party Coalition
Citizens group promotes DelPointe
Recently in two separate meetings in the state, over 125 residents gathered to support the DelPointe Resort & Racino proposal in Millsboro. Residents have formed DelPointeNOW, a grassroots group that wants to promote the proposal currently being aired in the State Legislature. All supporters agree that the nearly 6,000 new jobs, tens of millions in tax revenue to the state, and a destination resort in Sussex County is needed in today’s economy. Del PointeNOW intends to offer independent support of Del Pointe Resort & Racino so that all can become familiar with the positive results that it will bring to Sussex County and to our great state. Loretta Mahan, from Rehoboth Beach,
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Quality-built Shultz mfg. home located in one of the area’s nicest maintained communities—Hub Court in Millsboro. 3 BR, 2 BA & extras for $59,900 (subject to park approval). #562764. Call Terry (C) 236-5568
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