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NEWS HEADLINES POLITICIANS ANSWER QUESTIONS. Candidates for state and local races discuss their views on a number of topics. Pages 31 to 44 DEVELOPMENT MOVES CLOSER TO APPROVAL Blackwater Creek gets OK from planning and zoning. Page 3 VETERAN REMEMBERS - An area World War II vet appears in a film about Delaware during the war. Page 4 ANTI-DISCOVERY - Residents band together to fight proposed sports complex. Page 16 GARBAGE DECISION - Delmar council votes on how residents will dispose of their trash. Page 17 FOURTH QUARTER RALLY - The Laurel varsity football team rallied in the fourth quarter of last Friday’s road game to defeat Smyrna. Page 53 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Laurel football player and a Delmar field hockey player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 53 PLAYOFFS - The Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee and Midget football teams open Eastern Regional play this weekend. Pages 53, 56

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IT’S GRAND OPENING TIME! The Johnny Janosik World of Furniture Galleries held a ribbon cutting at its new 180,000square foot store on Trussum Pond Road, Laurel, on Saturday. This is one of the largest furniture stores in the United States. From left: Mayor John Shwed, state Sen. Robert Venables, Linda Janosik Christophel, owners Mary and Johnny Janosik, Lori Janosik Morrison and Tina Janosik Palmer. In the background is CEO Frank Gerardi. Photo by Pat Murphy

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After several years of trying to fix deteriorating infrastructure, mainly inferior water shut off valves and decaying fire hydrants, in a piecemeal fashion, the town of Laurel has received some welcome news from the state of Delaware. On Friday, town officials met with representatives from Delaware Health and Social Services’ Office of Drinking Water to accept a grant in the amount of $1.195 million to replace 60 water valves throughout Laurel. The money will also be used to help the town develop a hydraulic model, which will enable engineers to map out the entire municipal water distribution system and monitor water flow and pressure in all pipes. Mayor John Shwed said he is excit-

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ed that the state has awarded the town the funds to do the two important projects. “This is not a loan and not a grant that requires matching funds,” he said. “This is a grant that gives us over a million dollars to replace some valves that are in very serious need of being addressed.” Shwed said the projects are important not only to water supply, but to overall community safety as well. “New fire hydrants are an obvious public safety issue,” he said. “We have replaced some as part of our 4th, 5th and 6th Street upgrade project, but there are more that need replacement to ensure our firefighters have maximum water pressure available in an emergency.” Town officials have tried to address deteriorated valves and hydrants by allocating as much money as possible

from each year’s budget to the repairs. However, a more immediate resolution to the problem has been the goal of leaders. “Laurel is a typical, old rural town where pipes were often laid without adequate drawings and money significantly limited proper engineering,” the mayor said. “In several sections of our town we cannot isolate portions of our water system. If a break occurs in some sections we are forced to disrupt water service to the entire town rather than one neighborhood.” Shwed said the same is true in regard to municipal water tanks. “If a problem impacts one tank, we cannot isolate one from the other,” he said. The opportunity to develop a hydraulic water study model of the town’s water distribution system is also a tool that Shwed feels will allow Continued on page 5



Nanticoke shows off new Wound Care Center Nanticoke Memorial Hospital showed off its new advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center last week. The center specializes in the healing of chronic non-healing wounds, which is a growing problem for many patients, especially for those who suffer from diabetes. People with diabetes are prone to have wounds that do not heal, particularly on their feet. In the U.S. alone, about 15 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and 15 percent of them, or more than 2.3

City looks at annexation request During the public hearing held last week at the Seaford City Council meeting, city manager Dolores Slatcher read a committee report on a possible annexation of nearly 6 acres on North Hurley Street. Owners Leslie Johnson and Steve Cooper are requesting that the parcel, currently zoned AR-1 with the county, be brought into the city with R-3 zoning, to permit high-density residential development. The committee, made up of council members Mike Vincent, Leanne Phillips-Lowe and Grace Peterson, recommended that the annexation process move forward. A date for a public referendum on the annexation will be set at a future council meeting.

million will develop at least one foot ulcer, according to the American Diabetes Association. In addition to diabetic foot ulcers, the wound center treats wounds including frostbite, non-healing sores, carbon monoxide poisoning, and crush injuries. The center offers two hyperbaric chambers to assist with oxygen saturation and advanced healing. These clear tubes allow patients to lie comfortably inside and watch television while being pressurized and breathing pure oxygen (normally you breathe about 21 percent oxygen in the air). This is especially helpful for patients with circulatory issues. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s new center is a joint venture with Medical Multiplex, Inc. based out of Louisville, Ky.. The company runs wound care programs in 12 states. The combination of advanced wound care techniques and adjunctive therapies with resources from all over the country give patients optimal care and positive outcome rates of over 90 percent of those who complete the recommended care plan. The center specializes in advanced wound healing technologies that include bioengineered skin grafts and silver-based medications which inhibit bacteria and allow the body tissues to regenerate. “We are proud to be the first in the state

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers two hyperbaric chambers to assist with oxygen saturation and advanced healing. Shown next to one of the chambers are Dr. Francisco J. Rodriguez and Kathleen Wright, RN, BC, CWOCN, APRN, director of Clinical Operations at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Photo by Bryant L. Richardson

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Blackwater project gets OK from P&Z commission By Lynn R. Parks The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission has given its seal of approval to Blackwater Creek, a nearly 1,200home development planned for west of Delmar. Plans for three of the four parcels slated for the development will now go before the Sussex County Council, for final approval. “I am very pleased, but this is a multistep process,” said Preston Schell, president of the development company Ocean Atlantic, Rehoboth Beach. “This is by no means an end to the Blackwater Creek story yet.” Meanwhile, the Delmar (Del.) School Board has expressed concerns about the development, and the number of students it would mean for the middle and high schools. And representatives of the town of Delmar held an informal meeting with developers last week to discuss the town’s concern’s over the proposed developments impact on the town’s schools, police department, fire department, and roads. Another meeting is scheduled between town representatives and the developers. Four of the five members of the planning and zoning commission voted at the Thursday, Oct. 26, meeting to recommend that the county council approve the development as proposed on three of the four parcels that make up the Blackwater site. (The fifth member of the commission was absent.) The development requires zoning changes on those parcels, something only the county council can do. Development on the fourth parcel, the 200-acre “south farm,” does not require county council approval; construction of the 400 homes planned for that parcel, because that fits in with current AR-1 zoning, can move ahead with simply the OK from planning and zoning. County Councilman Vance Phillips, whose district includes the area proposed for the development, said that he hopes to bring the development up again before the council before the end of the year. The county council has already held a public hearing on the development, at which no one from the community spoke. “I have promised my constituents that this thing would not be rushed through,” Phillips said. Phillips said that the defined period for public comment has passed. “But I answer my phone, and I engage in conversation with everybody,” he said. “Availability is one of my trademarks, and I am not going to compromise on that.” The development, at the intersection of Delaware 54 and county routes 504 and 512, is a joint venture between Ocean Atlantic and the David Horsey family in Laurel. The original proposal was for more than 1,700 housing units; that number has been reduced to 1,179 single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums, said Schell. In comparison, Delmar has 1,400 housing units, according to the 2000 census. Delmar (Del.) Mayor John Outten said the town wrote a letter to the Sussex County Council expressing concerns over the development. The town also plans to ask to be put on the council’s agenda for a future

meeting. “The development as they have it proposed will be bigger than Delmar, Delaware is currently,” Outten said during Monday’s Delmar Joint Council meeting. In a letter presented to the county council, Delmar School Board president Herbert Wright said that the development would mean from 300 and 600 new students for the elementary school and middle and high schools, both of which are already overcrowded, he said. “That many more students would mean that a new school would have to be built sometime down the road,” he said. Wright contested a report on the development’s impact on the schools done by a consultant hired by Ocean Atlantic. That report said that the impact will be lessened because student population in Delmar is decreasing. “Our population is up and down,” Wright said. “This year, we might be down by 30 or 40 students. But that is not happening year after year.” Wright also disagreed with Schell’s statement that “the net revenue from the school taxes would be more than will be needed to pay for the new students.” “You don’t get enough tax dollars from a development’s property taxes to pay for a new school,” Wright said. He estimated the cost of a new school at $30 million to $40 million. As designed, Blackwater Creek would include an 18-hole golf course, three club houses and three pools. There would be 608 single-family homes, from 1,350 square feet to 3,000 square feet; 31 multifamily units, built to look like big houses and with eight 1,500- to 2,100-square foot housing units each; 180 condominiums, 1,400 square feet to 1,900 square feet each; and 180 condominiums, 1,100 to 1,500 square feet each. Housing prices would start at around $170,000 for the smallest townhouses and go up to about $400,000 for the largest homes, Schell said. He hopes that construction can begin in the summer of 2008. It would take up to 15 years to complete the development, he said. Wright, a farmer and lifelong Delmar resident whose home is less than 2 miles away from the proposed development site, is also opposed to the development on a personal level. “Look at the prices of those homes,” he said. “Local people or our young people won’t be able to afford them. They are for people from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, who are coming here looking for a low tax rate.” Wright also has concerns about traffic that the development would bring, and about treated wastewater from the development would be dumped into the Blackwater Branch Creek, a tributary of the Wicomico River and part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “That would be a lot of effluent in a little creek,” he said. And he is worried that the rural area where he owns a 180-acre farm and tills 420 additional acres will be ruined. “Everybody wants to save open space, but this isn’t the way to do it,” he said. “All this development that we are seeing could disrupt our way of life. Sussex County is developing too much in too small a space.”

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Area WWII veteran recalls war experiences for movie By Lynn R. Parks More than 50 years after being discharged from the Army, World War II veteran Francis Nero approached the Veteran’s Administration about receiving a pension. The Laurel native had been wounded twice in battles in France and Belgium. A doctor at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Elsmere invited Nero, Laurel, to talk about the war, about his 270 days spent on the front. “I had held all of that inside me — who wanted to hear it?” says Nero. “I didn’t want to bother nobody with it.” But after the doctor’s invitation, he started to talk. “I talked for two or three hours, telling him all about it,” Nero says. “He told me I would feel better if I got it all out. And I did. It used to bother me — I used to have nightmares like you can’t believe. I don’t have them anymore.” Nero, 85, is one of nearly 70 Delaware residents, veterans as well as those who were on the homefront, who were interviewed for a film on World War II, produced by a private filmmaker in Wilmington. Copies of the film will be distributed to high schools throughout the state. “They interviewed me for about 45 minutes,” Nero says. “I am in the movie in two spots, for a total of about 20 seconds.” Nero was 22 and had been married about two years when he was drafted into the Army. He reported to Fort McClellan in Alabama for basic training, then went to Fort Meade in Maryland and on to Boston to await transport to England. On June 6, 1944, the same day that Allied forced invaded Normandy, Nero sailed for Liverpool. On July 15, he left England and sailed across the English Channel to France, where he joined his unit on July 20. “I walked 10 or 15 miles in the dark to get to my division,” he says. “By the end of the war, I had walked clear across that country and back.” On July 25, he was waiting for a push across France to begin. “I was lying in an orchard, waiting, when the planes started,” he says. “I’ve never seen so many planes, U.S. planes. There must have been 3,000 of them.” The planes were bombing the French countryside, clearing the path for Allied troops to move toward Paris. “When we

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Francis Nero points to the citations and medals that he has on display in his Laurel home. Photo by Pat Murphy

down. He was sent home for two more furloughs then on Sept. 2, 1945, Japan surrendered. Nero was discharged from the Army Oct. 10, with two Purple Hearts and five Bronze Battle Stars and after turning down an opportunity to go to officer’s training. “Where were all those second lieutenants who I had seen?” he asks. “They were all dead, and I was still alive. There was no way I was going to be an officer.” But that did not mean that he was able to leave fighting behind. “I had trouble with my temper,” he says. “I’d fly off the handle over nothing. For 25 years or more, I really had to be careful.” Nero, who was a cabinetmaker and woodworker, retired in 1985. He and his wife Rosalie had two children, Francis Jr., who lives in Woodstown, N.J., and Cindy

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YOU WANT FROM YOUR BANK OR Mayor John Shwed (center) signs paperwork on behalf of the town of Laurel in acceptance of a $1.195 million grant from the Delaware Office of Drinking Water. Looking on is Woody Vickers, left, Laurel Public Works director and Doug Lodge, of the Office of Drinking Water. Photo submitted by the town of Laurel.

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the town to become more proactive in the maintenance of water pipes and valves. “The water model study will help our town public works department and our town engineers determine areas of low water pressure, enabling us to better plan for priority replacement of aging pipes,” he said. In making application to the Office of Drinking Water, Shwed, on behalf of the town council, wrote a letter to Heather Warren, program manager for the Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, making the town’s case for funds to help improve its water distribution system. “From a financial perspective, the people of Laurel need all the grant assistance they can get,” he wrote. “Census data shows our household median income is $28,321 and our per capita income is $13,594. Laurel’s real estate tax is one of the highest in Sussex County and our water and sewer rates have been increasing annually to offset rising costs.” At a time when the town is facing a number of annexation opportunities, Shwed said this funding will be something to benefit the existing town residents. “This is not something we are getting to accommodate annexations,” he said. “This is something our existing town residents have needed for a long time. It will also be something that will benefit our current taxpayers without having to impact them through taxes or fees. We are really excited about this opportunity.” Shwed said the town worked quickly to apply for the Office of Drinking Water grant funds, and was also encouraged by

the Office of Drinking Water to formalize a town “capital plan” as a means to forecast capital improvement needs and develop ways to address them in a proactive fashion. In his letter to Warren, Shwed assured the state that the town has moved forward with such a plan. “I am pleased to report that we took an initial step by holding a four-hour capital budget planning seminar for mayor and council,” he said. “We hope to put more ‘flesh on the bones’ in the area of capital planning in the near future.” Recognizing that this new round of financial support from the state will help the town repair long overdue problems in the municipal water distribution system, Shwed hopes that this will be one more way the town can maintain a proactive stance. “I believe Laurel’s leadership team has demonstrated that we are working diligently to correct some past errors and to do a better job planning for the future,” he said. “Mayor and council have a high degree of confidence in Woody Vickers, our public works director, the members of his team and George, Miles & Buhr, our consulting engineers. I am confident we have a team in place to successfully execute these projects with quality results which will positively impact the citizens of Laurel.” Shwed said the town engineering firm is in the process of preparing bids for the construction work. The state requires that construction be completed by Jan. 31, 2008.

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3 BR, eat-in kitchen, fenced backyard, near schools & shopping. Many upgrades. A must see home. $160,000 #535002

Perfect for the new family. New paint, carpet, vinyl windows, storm door & more located on a 1/2 acre country lot. Seller will install new heat pump & air conditioning w/full price offer. $149,000 #539939

N ew kitchen, island, bath, deck, patio, & porch. 2 BR, Class C 1536 sq. ft. country home, wonderful yard. $165,900 #539491

Beautiful country 1+ ac. lot like-new rancher, 1666 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2.5 BA, inlaw suite. $249,900 #540400

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Diamond in the rough 2 BR, 2 BA brick rancher. Conveniently located just off Rt. 13. FR & bath w/seperate entrance for an extra family member. 1.53 acres. $150,000 #541543

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Police Journal Street for a report of a shooting. Officers made contact with the victim who advised that he was trying to stop two black males from breaking into a vehicle. The victim stated as he exited his car and yelled at the suspects, one of the suspects turned and fired a shot. The shot missed the victim but hit his car. The victim stated that the suspects fled the area in a white colored Nissan Sentra or Honda Civic with Maryland registration. The shooter is described as a light skinned black male with dreads or pleats. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 1302-875-2244 or Delaware Crime Solvers at 1-800-847-3333.

Seaford fire investigated The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a dwelling fire that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 28, at approximately 6:24 p.m. on the 24000 block of Concord Pond Road in Seaford, Del. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades Fire Department. Upon arrival they encountered smoke showing. The mobile home, owned by Tyrone Bailey of Millsboro, was unoccupied at the time of the fire. State Fire Marshal’s Office Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the bedroom and the cause is still under investigation. Damages have been estimated at $10,000.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2:47 a.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the Shore Stop on North Central Avenue for a report of a fight in progress. Officers made contact with three females that were all involved in a fight. Two of the suspects under the age of 21 were also found to be intoxicated.

LAUREL POLICE REPORTS On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at approximately. 11:30 a.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the Lakeside Motel on Sussex Highway in Laurel after they received information that a suspect in a Laurel shooting was there. When officers attempted to take him into custody, he fled on foot. After 45 minutes he was located hiding in a shed. He was arrested without further incident with the assistance of the Delaware State Police and helicopter. The subject was identified as Roger Darnell Hannah of Florida. Roger has been interviewed and charged in the shooting in Carvel Gardens. Delaware State Police also believe that Roger may be the suspect in the Royal Farms Robbery on Sunday night. That case is still under investigation. Roger Darnell Hannah, 34, of Florida, was charged with Possession of a firearm, Aggravated Menacing, Reckless Endangerment 1st, Possession of firearm by person prohibited, Disorderly conduct, and Resisting arrest.

Arrested were Delores Johnson, 20, of Delmar, Jamie Ferrell 22, of Laurel, and April Matthews, 20, of Laurel, on charges that included Disorderly Conduct and Offensive Touching. On Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2:02 p.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the Ram Deli on North Central Avenue for a forgery complaint. Officers learned that the suspect was attempting to use a counterfeit $50 bill. The suspect advised officers that his name was Don King. When officers were unable to find any information on a Don King officers conducted a pat down and located a Department of Corrections Identification with the name Don Custis. Arrested was Don Custis, 30, of Millsboro, on charges of Attempted forgery 1st and Criminal impersonation.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 8:28 a.m. members of the Laurel Police Department arrested Collen Dobson, 40, of Laurel, for allegedly passing two bad checks at a local business. She was charged with theft by false pretense.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, members of the Laurel Police Department arrested Shannon Cornish , 20 of Laurel, on a warrant issued on Sept. 21, 2006, after Little Creek Apartments management observed Cornish on the property after he was barred. He was charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd.

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On Friday, Oct. 27, at 3 a.m. members of the Laurel Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle in the 100 block of Discount Land Road. When the vehicle came to a stop all three occupants fled. While officers were processing the vehicle a member of the Delaware State Police made contact with a subject on foot in the area. Further investigation revealed that the subject had an amount of marijuana on his person. Arrested was Jermaine Collins, 24, of Laurel, on charges of Possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, Possession of marijuana and 8 counts of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution. On Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:05 p.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to South Central Avenue in the area of the Post Office for a report of a fight in progress. Officers located three male juvenile that had been involved in a fight. The two 15 year olds and one 16 year old were charged with disorderly conduct. On Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:54 p.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to the 700 building of Hollybrook Apartments reference to an assault that had just occurred. Officers made contact with both subjects involved. Investigation revealed that Crystal Garrett, 21, of Laurel, came to the apartment of Erica Littleton, 26, of Laurel to remove some items.

During the process a fight began between the two. There was an 11-year-old child in the residence that witnessed the fight. Littleton was arrested for Assault 3rd and Endangering the welfare of a child and Garrett was arrested for Offensive touching and Endangering the welfare of a child. On Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8:24 p.m. members of the Laurel Police Department responded to Food Lion in the Laurel Square Shopping Center for a shoplifting complaint. Officers learned from the night manager that two juvenile males entered the store and concealed six packages of Coriciden Cold medicine and then attempted to leave the store without paying. A short time later officers were able to make contact with the suspects using a tag number that was provided by the manager. Two 15 year olds from Laurel were each charged with Shoplifting and Conspiracy 3rd and committed to Stephenson House on $400 secured bail. On Sunday, Oct. 29, at about 7 p.m. members of the Laurel Police Department made contact with a subject on Front Street staggering down the roadway. Arrested was Luis Ramos-Perez, 26, of Laurel, on charges of Disorderly conduct, Drunk on the Highway, Pedestrian without light on roadway and Pedestrian walking on roadway when a sidewalk is provided.

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“As a doctor, I believe in taking care of families the way I would want my family taken care of. I will bring that same philosophy to representing our district in Dover.” “I will listen to, discuss, and debate, any issue at anytime, at any place.” “Ask yourself, Is Seaford better off than it was 15 years ago. I will work ceaselessly to bring good, well paying jobs , with benefits, to Seaford and not just settle for low paying , poor benefit, service and retail jobs, many of which come here regardless of political efforts. We must preserve and protect the Nanticoke River, and as much as possible of our farm and open lands, not only for ourselves but for future generations.” “With growth comes change. We need to anticipate and plan for that change. I have the training and experience to do that.” “New development needs to enhance our community, not stress it. Richard and his daughters Marisa, 18 and Jenna, 16 live in Seaford. Education : Bachelor of Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology Doctor of Medicine: University at Buffalo Orthopaedic Surgery : New York Medical College Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons For complete biography please visit

“I did not, and will not, accept any campaign contribution from developers who are not committed to building infrastructure improvements that our community needs, or will need, because of their project.” “Two bills in the House of Representatives to improve affordability and access to health care were defeated in a secret committee vote by the Republican Caucus. One would have allowed small businesses and individuals to band together to get cheaper health insurance rates than they could get individually, the other would have allowed the state to regulate health insurance rates, something 40 other states already do. I will fight to get these bills passed into law and I will fight for new rules that prevent the use of secret caucuses and require accountability from our legislators on how they voted on an issue.”

Richard J. Sternberg, M.D.

“With his experience in healthcare and his enthusiasm for helping people, Dr. Sternberg is a great choice for Delaware.” “As Chair of the Delaware Health Care Commission, I can tell you that we need Dr. Richard J. Sternberg in the legislature.”

“I look forward to working with Dr. Sternberg.”

Dr. Sternberg with daughter, Marisa, age 2

“He’s taken good care of his patients, he’ll take good care of all Delawareans.”

“Richard Sternberg will work hard for the people of the 39th district. He will make a difference in Dover.”

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Sussex County Return Day announces activities The Sussex County Return Day Committee is looking forward to a great line up of activities scheduled for the event on Thursday, Nov. 09. This year the Sussex County Return Day Committee is pleased to announce that Carl Freeman Companies will once again host the Traditional Ox Roast. On Wednesday night, Nov. 08, you can get a chance to see the ox roasting and enjoy great music from the bands of Whaley’s Corner, The Fundsters and Bird Dog and The Road Kings. Wednesday night the entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday morning, the activities will begin at 9 a.m. and con-

tinue till dusk. There will be food and craft vendors. Entertainment and of course the Sussex County Return Day Parade which will step off at 1:30 p.m.There will once again be a Youth Entertainment program. This stage will host many of our young talents from throughout the county. The Youth Entertainment stage will once again be sponsored by Delaware Electric Coop. If you or your youth group is interested in showcasing your talent on Return Day, call the Sussex County Return day office. The Sussex County Return day Committee and the Georgetown Police Department would like to remind everyone that dur-

Lon Kieffer to address the Society of Human Resource Management Lon Kieffer, a Paul Harris fellow with the Nanticoke Rotary and humor-based motivational speaker, will be a featured speaker at the 2006 Delaware State Human Resource Conference for the Delaware Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers to be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The theme of the conference is “Employee Engagement in a Changing World.” Kieffer an expert on Workplace Culture Change and employee selection retention hopes to share his insightful and humorous form or “EnterTrainment” to the benefit of Human Resource Managers throughout the Delaware Valley. On Nov. 16, Kieffer will be headed to the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, N.J., to provide the commencement Keynote address for the 35th annual Fall Conference for the Society on Aging, New Jersey (SANJ). The SANJ conference theme is: “Baby Boomers: A Generation

Reshaping Our Society.” Kieffer, a past recipient of the Delaware HealthCare Facilities Association “All Star” Award for Administration, and himself a Baby-Boomer, will close the conference with his original message and keynote entitled “Get Out of Bed and Go to Work!” which highlights and celebrates the everyday realities of our work-a-day world. “As a Rotarian I have learned the joys of giving to the community,” says Kieffer, BSN, MBA and former professional stand-up comedian. “There is a subtle Rotarian saying ‘If it is to be, it is up to me’ that can lend us each strength and encouragement to ‘Get Out of Bed and Go to Work!’ I am pleased to be in a position to share these simple messages of joy and help these great associations celebrate their day-to-day success(es).” If you have any interest in either organization or attending these events; contact Lon at for additional information.

Local counselor earns national certification Carlos A. Villa, student assistance specialist at Sussex Technical High School, has earned certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC). Villa joins more than 40,000 NCCs who are certified through NBCC. Villa, who studied for three years to meet the requirements for national certification, came to Sussex Tech in 2000. He is also the varsity soccer coach. NBCC is the largest national counselor credentialing organization in the United States. Nation-

al certification promotes professional accountability and ensures that consumers’ rights are protected through the NBCC Code of Ethics. As a newly designated nationally certified counselor, Villa has fulfilled the requirements for the NCC credential. Those requirements include a graduate degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution, supervised post-master’s counseling experience, and a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).

ing the Return Day festivities, the streets will be closed off in much of the town. Watch for different traffic patterns and use caution

when driving. Be aware of extra pedestrian traffic in the area. For parade entry forms, vendor forms or a listing of times

and events, see our web-site at, or call the Return Day office at 302-8550722.



TOM WAGNER We can’t afford a state auditor trainee! Re-elect our tough, experienced and independent auditor, Tom Wagner.

Tom Wagner is qualified. • MBA - Wilmington College • B.S. Finance - University of Richmond • A.A. - Wesley College

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Tom Wagner is nationally recognized. • President - National Association of State Auditors, Comtrollers and Treasurers • Past President - National State Auditors Association • Past President - Delaware Association of Government Finance Officers • Past Chairman - Mid-Atlantic Intergovernmental Audit Forum • Member - Association of Government Accountants - Dover Capital Chapter

Tom Wagner is working for you. • Tom Wagner has downsized his staff by more than 30% since taking office, proving that government can do more with less.

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Activities abound at Punkin Chunkin This year's world championship Punkin Chunkin, set for Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5, will offer gourd hurtling, live entertainment, food and fireworks. One hundred machines will be on the firing line at the intersection of Sussex 305 and Sussex 306 - Hollyville Road and Harmony Cemetery Road. Adults and children compete in four categories: human powered, centrifugal, catapult, trebuchet and air cannon. Youth divisions are divided for 11-17 year olds and those 10 and younger. Information about the rules for competitions is available at Rules_Rev3.htm. "That's a show," said Shade. "The first gourds from the cannons will first go airborne at about 11 a.m., Friday and Sunday, Sussex County time, which means give or take an hour,” said Shade. “This year the cannons will start at 8 a.m., Saturday, to keep the competitions moving more quickly that day.” “The other days, cannons will start their competition at 11 a.m., so spectators can get to the event and be ready for the show. The cannons will fire again during the free-for-alls, also." One of the rules, he said, allows competitors in that class who shoot a pumpkin beyond the field to choose either to look for the pumpkin or take a foul shot. Those who opt to go pumpkin hunting, accompanied by spotters, have three hours

to find the gourd. Once they make that choice, however, they lose the opportunity to reshoot. Shade explained the new system allows competition to continue without delays. "We're also putting on a grand finale firing show," said Shade. "We'll have all 100 machines firing at once during a free-for-all demonstration after competitions each day. We'll be filling the skies of Millsboro with flying pumpkins." After the demonstration, the machines will be shut down and the gates opened so event goers may meet the teams and see the machines. "It's kind of like walking down a runway to look at the airplanes," said Shade. "You get to see the airplanes; you just don't get to go on them." Hot competitors this year include Bad to the Bone, a nine-time defending centrifugal championship team, and Second Amendment, a two-time champion. Shade said another big draw is the Bad Hair Day? team composed of all women. "They have the only machine on the field that's powered by estrogen," said Shade. In addition to the flying pumpkin spectacles, the event includes food booths, craft booths, rides for children, a cooking contest, baked goods auction for charity and live entertainment. The day's events will conclude Friday night with the Marshall Tucker concert

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Sue, a lifelong resident of Seaford, has been in real estate for 20 years. As a result, she offers a vast knowledge of Seaford, Sussex County, and surrounding Maryland. Though Sue’s real estate experience is primarily helping buyers and sellers of residential properties, she is equally at home selling farms and land in Delaware and Maryland. She belongs to the Sussex County Multiple List Service, the Kent and New Castle Counties’ service, and the Maryland Coastal service. Sue was President of the Delaware Association of REALTORS© in 2004 and the Sussex County Association of REALTORS© 1999. In 1996 she was selected Delaware’s Sales Agent of the Year, and in 1998 the Delaware REALTOR© of the Year. Sue served two terms on the National Association of REALTORS© Board of Directors and was an NAR instructor. She is a member of the Counsel of Residential Specialists and twice served as Delaware CRS Chapter President. She is also a Graduate of the REALTORS© Institute; is an instructor for the Delaware Real Estate Commission; has obtained the NAR ePRO and SRES designations and is a Certified International Property Specialist. Sue is currently on the Board of Directors at Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. Sue volunteers as a tour guide at the Ross Mansion and the Museum for the Seaford Historical Society. She is a Past Worthy Matron of the Sussex Order of the Eastern Star; was a Volunteer for 3 years for the Seaford Hosts Program; and is a member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. She and George, a retired attorney, have been married 31 years and have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. Contact Sue at Callaway, Farnell and Moore at her direct line 302-536-6010, or toll free at 800-966-4514 ext.246, or email her at Be sure to visit her

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and Saturday night with a fireworks display. The gates open each day at 7 a.m., and events begin with the national anthem, Punkin Chunkin anthem and pledge of allegiance. Throughout each day, entertainers will perform on the stage. Another highlight of his year’s event will include the Friday evening concert featuring The Marshall Tucker Band and Danielle Peck. Tickets are for sale at several local chambers of commerce, Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office, the Harley-Davidson stores in Rehoboth Beach and Seaford, or by calling the Punkin Chunkin contact numbers. Beautifully Broken, the Saturday evening headliner entertainment, will perform prior to and concludes after the fireworks display. Other entertainers scheduled for the weekend are Cherry Bud Band, Cathy Gorman and the Barron Creek Band. Admission each day is $7 per person and is free for children under 10. Parking is $2. For more information, call the Punkin Chunkin Association office at 302-6848196 or Shade at 302-854-5382. No camping is permitted at the site. For more information about the organization, the competitions or schedule of events, visit

Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter Dance ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’ Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year’s 1930s theme, “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary’s annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about “Puttin’ on the Glitz” can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.

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Sending a strong message about the dangers of smoking to the community is in line with the mission of hospitals. Telling people that smoking is bad for their health is important. Sending a strong message about the dangers of smoking to the community is in line with the mission of hospitals. Telling people that smoking is bad for their health is important. Acting on that moves it to a higher level. It is not a matter of inconveniencing the smokers. It is a matter of stating clearly that smoking is bad for your health. When I took my hospital smoke free, I did not allow patients to smoke at all. They could not get permission to leave the hospital to smoke without a doctor’s order. The doctors could only write those orders if they came to see me to justify it. I

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them a further message. If they were active duty military, I would give them a direct order to cease and desist. If they disobeyed that order, I could court martial them. If they were dependents or retirees, I would transfer them to a civilian hospital. Their cost share would go from the military rate of $8 per day to 20 percent of their entire hospital bill. That offered financial incentive to not sneak a cigarette. Those kinds of options are not available in the civilian world. Smokers sometimes start hospital fires. Hospitals cannot allow that level of risk. As we approach the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday in November, all of this needs to be taken into consideration. Now is the time for smokers to think about planning to stop smoking on Nov. 16. Then it would not be an issue regardless of what rules are made. It would not be an issue regardless of how inconvenient smoking becomes. Dr. Anthony Policastro is medical director at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.



Paramedic students recognized by Sussex Council On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Sussex County Paramedics Rebecca Ferracci, Doug Kindt, Richard A. Lacey, Theresa Mitchell, and Teresa Tharp were recognized for their recent graduation from the Delaware Technical and Community college Paramedic Technology program in Dover. These Sussex County paramedics recently received certification as Delaware and national Registry Paramedics in September of 2006. The Paramedic Student program started in March of 2005, included thousands of hours of class room and field training. Since graduation these five have been assigned to medic units throughout Sussex County. Rebecca Ferracci has been in EMS since 2001. Prior to her employment in Sussex County she worked at Bayhealth Medical Center in the Emergency Department at Kent General in Dover. Ferracci plans to continue the pursuit of her degree from Delaware Technical and Community College. Ferracci also is a member of the Carlisle Fire Company and a volunteer with Milford Pop Warner. Ferracci lives in Milford with her family which includes three children — two daughters, Alexa 11,

and Courtney 13, and a son Brock, 8. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with kids, cooking, and making crafts. Doug Kindt has worked in EMS since 1993, serving in the military as a Navy Medical Corpsman assigned to a Marine Detachment. Kindt was more recently employed as an EMT with the Seaford Fire Department, where he continues to volunteer. Paramedic Kindt would like to continue to finish his associates degree from Delaware Technical and Community College and join the Sussex County EMS Bike Medic Team. Kindt lives in Seaford and enjoys participating in triathlons in his spare time. His family includes his wife, Carolyn, an Emergency Department nurse, and his children, Emily, 12, Elise, 10 and Andrew, 3. Richard A Lacey Jr. has been in the field of EMS for the past eight years. Richard has an associates degree in animal science from State University New York, In Morrisville, New York and has recently completed the associates degree program in paramedic technology. Lacey lives in Georgetown with his wife Christine and son Christopher. Lacey is an avid runner

Health Bulletins Public Health flu vaccination Delaware’s Division of Public Health announces its influenza vaccination schedule for Delawareans without a healthcare provider or whose insurance does not cover flu shots. While many DPH adult clinics accept walk in clients, DPH will vaccinate children by appointment only on scheduled days. Medicare Part B and donations are accepted. Sussex County adult clinics Nov. 14, Tuesday, Laurel Fire Hall, 205 West 10th St., Laurel, 4-7 p.m. Walk In Nov. 16, Thursday, Laurel Fire Hall, 205 West 10th St., Laurel, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk In Nov. 28, Tuesday Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Blades, 4-7 p.m. Walk In Dec. 7, Thursday, Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Blades, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk In Flu shots for children under 18 Children under the age of 18 will be seen by appointment only at the DPH Clinics and State Service Centers. Parents or guardians interested in making appointments for flu shots should call one of these DPH clinics. Sussex County, Georgetown State Service Center, 8565213 Sussex County, Shipley State Service Center, 628-2006 For more about flu clinic locations and dates, go to

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Residents band together to fight Discovery development Group will hold fund-raiser Friday, Nov. 3

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At a private residence near where the Discovery/Horsey project is planned, a group of concerned citizens met Friday night and formed an organization to fight against the annexation of the property into the town of Laurel. According to W.D. Whaley, spokesman for the group, “We are going to do what the Laurel town officials have failed to do — ask questions and demand answers. For this handful of people to annex this property, knowing what the development calls for, is just plain irresponsible.” The Discovery project is a retail, sports and entertainment complex being proposed for U.S. 13 and Camp Road north of Laurel. Ocean Atlantic Associates, Rehoboth Beach, wants to develop the project in conjunction with the David G. Horsey family, Laurel. Plans for the 500-acre site call for more than 1.3 million square feet of retail operations, three motels, a cinema, a 12,000-seat sports stadium, a 6,000-seat multi-purpose stadium, parking garages and amusement park. The project would also have as many as 1,400 residential units, including town-

houses and condominiums. Proponents say that the project would bring up to 10,000 jobs to the area as well as opportunities for area children and teenagers to participate in sports. Opponents say that the development would generate too much traffic for area roads to handle and would change the character of Laurel. The Sussex County Organization to Limit Development Mistakes is holding a fund-raiser Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., at the Laurel Grange Hall, U.S. 9, one mile east of Laurel. There will be a brief overview of the project. The event will be open to the public. “This is a massive development and we are deeply concerned that this project is hurling through the local government without fully addressing the impacts to our quality of life,” Whaley said. “At the meeting we will ask for your support and outline our strategy to preserve our community, but we cannot do it without you.” For information, call Whaley, 629-4430 (daytime) and 875-5772 (evening).

The Laurel Lions Club will hold its 19th annual Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight on Sunday, Nov. 5., at Trap Pond State Park east of Laurel. Registration is at noon. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. If there is inclement weather, the walk will be held at Laurel High School.. The walk is a fund-raiser sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club. The funds generated are used for the purchase of eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and diabetic needs. This year, the walk will be approximately five miles in length.

Trophies and medals will be given out for outstanding individuals and team efforts. The Laurel Lions will host a picnic for the participants immediately following the walk. All clubs or organizations with teams of five or more will receive back 50-percent of all money turned in on Nov. 5. According to the Lions Club, “This is an excellent opportunity for groups to raise money for their treasuries and help the local community.”. For more information, call Lion Joy Spicer at 302-875-7419 or 302-542-1832.

Joe Morris Jr. is Exchange Club’s first fireman of the year For 19th year, Lions Club will sponsor its Journey for Sight The Exchange Club of Laurel has begun a new tradition with the Delmar Fire Department by recognizing an outstanding fireman. Vice president Dick Stone presented this award at the Delmar Fire Department’s annual dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21, and looks forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come, he said. This year’s recipient is Joe Morris Jr., nominated by fire department president James Bare. Morris has been an active and dedicated member of the Delmar Fire Department for 13 years. He has held offices in the department as engineer, lieutenant, captain, second assistant chief (six years), first assistant chief (two years) and deputy chief (one year). He is now the fire chief. Administratively, Morris has held positions as custodian, house committee chairman, uniform committee chairman, funeral committee chairman and antique committee chairman. He has served on committees for apparatus planning, house, housegrounds, booking and employee

relations. Morris is a member of the Wicomico County Chief’s Association, where he has served as assistant secretary, the Maryland State Fire Chief’s Association, the Delaware State Fire Chief’s Association and the Sussex County Fire Chief’s Association, where he is currently second vice president. He is also a life member of VFW Post 8276 and American Legion Post 4, and is a member of the Exchange Club. Morris is a highly decorated veteran who served 7 and 1/2 years in the United States Navy. He served in the Special Warfare Division and was part of Operation Just Cause in Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq, as well as the humanitarian relief effort in Somalia. Morris considers his greatest achievement to be “married to his wonderful wife of 4 and 1/2 years (Jolene Cross-Morris),” and his proudest moment to be “receiving the Firefighter of the Year Award.”

Library to hold events for teens November’s Laurel Public Library Teen Advisory Board meeting will be Monday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Students in grades seven through 12 are welcome to help plan teen programs and make their voices heard about music and book purchases for the library’s teen collection. Opportunities for volunteer work at the Laurel Public Library will also be discussed and dinner will be provided. On Saturday, Nov. 18 from 7-9 p.m., Nightlife at the Library, an after-hours program for area teens, will feature games and food. For more information about the teen programs, call the library at 875-3184, visit the Web site or stop by the library at 101 East 4th Street.


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All Delmar residents have to use same garbage service By Mike McClure The Delmar Joint Council discussed a plan to address the town’s garbage collection problem during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 30. The town will require all properties in the incorporated area to have collection done by the town’s contracted service effective July 1, 2007. According to Delmar town manager Sara Bynum-King, there has been confusion over which properties have service with Allied Waste, which the town contracts to collect garbage. Delmar’s public works department had been doing the collection but the town chose to outsource the job to allow the department to concentrate on other areas. Prior to outsourcing the job, the town allowed residents in new developments to hire independent contractors. Now there is confusion over which properties Allied Waste needs to service. The town will require all properties in the incorporated area to be contracted through Allied Waste effective July 1. Bynum-King said representatives from Allied Waste have indicated that the company will work something out with property owners who will be in the middle of a contract with another contractor (as of July 1). The joint council held a pair of public hearings Monday night. The first was on the proposed Delmar Diner annexation which was introduced in August. The property is located on U.S. 13 in Delmar, Md., and is contiguous to the town on the side closest to Rite Aid. As of Monday, the town had not received any response from the Wicomico County Council Planning and Zoning office, which must approve any change in zone. The town’s attorney said the business would be zoned community business, which is Delmar’s equivalent to commercial zoning. The Maryland state office of plan reviewed the proposed annexation and had no objections. The joint council voted to

close the public hearing but did not vote on final passage. The town is waiting to hear from the county in case it considers the annexation a change in zoning. The annexation request will be put on next month’s agenda. A public hearing for an ordinance for the zoning code for Delmar (Delaware and Maryland) was also held Monday night after a first reading was held during the September meeting. The issue will be on the November meeting’s agenda (the town needs to check on the proposed road width requirements). Commissioner Carrie Williams reported that the Delmar High arts and graphics department will hold a contest for the design of a park on East East Street. Contest entries will be submitted to the Delmar Joint Council which will pick the winner (the deadline is Nov. 17). A plaque with the designer’s name and the name of the people who helped plan the park will be located at the new park, which will be all natural and will not have any benches. Councilwoman Diane Buckley reported that the town received a $25,000 grant from Sussex County for its police department. The money will be used to purchase a new police vehicle. Delmar (Md.) mayor Doug Niblett proposed an increase to penalty for parking in a fire lane, which is a violation in the fire ordinance. Niblett asked for an increase from $15 to $75, which meets the state’s fine for the violation. The issue will be brought back to the council in the future. The Delmar Council (Delaware) will hold a meeting on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., during which the newly re-elected incumbents will be sworn in. Town hall will be closed for an inservice day on Nov. 13, and will also be closed on Nov. 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. The Delmar Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 3 (also at 2 p.m.).

Children’s programs planned The Laurel Public Library is celebrating Children’s Book Week, Nov. 12 through 18, with special programs. On Monday, Nov. 13, 4:15 to 5 p.m., the library will present Pioneers at the Library, featuring a “travel trunk” from the Delaware Agricultural Museum for handson experiences with real artifacts, plus activities, crafts and a chance to sample “pioneer food.” Pre-registration is required for this event. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., the First State Children’s Theater will present “Treasure Island” featuring Michael

Boudewywns. On Saturday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m., Nancy (Short) Vickers will present an afternoon with Laura Ingalls Wilder and her world from the “Little House on the Prairie” books. Children are invited to come in costume. Gingerbread and cider will be served. For more information, or to register for the “Pioneers at Your Library” program, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184, visit the Web site, or stop by the library at 101 East 4th St.

Activities for preschoolers set “We are Family!” a 4-week series of Preschool StoryTime programs, will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. Children and families will be treated to stories, poems, songs and activities about

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Real estate agents work to improve communication with the Latino community The Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) culminated its “Spanish for Realtors” program with an open doors event on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at its Park Avenue office in Georgetown. The event was the final for 20 real estate agents who participated in the 15credit-hour program that focused on improving communications and overcoming barriers that may affect the Latino community in Sussex County. According to SCAOR executive vice president Ruth Briggs King, the association applied for and received a grant from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to offer the program. “The Realtor response was overwhelming and the class was full within five hours,” she said. “We are delighted to offer quality programs that meet the community’s need.” The class final included presentations from local and national agencies including La Esperenza, NCALL, Interfaith Mission of Sussex, USDA Rural Devel-

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Seaford native dies after being hit by car By Lynn R. Parks At the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children where she worked in the cancer ward, Cecily Whitt was once asked how she disguised her wings, said Cecily’s mother Carolyn Whitt, Seaford. “They thought she was an angel,” Whitt said. “Another time, she heard one child tell another that if you got really sick, you could go to this place and a really nice nurse named ‘Celery’ would take real good care of you.” Cecily Whitt, 33, a pediatric oncology nurse, died last week after being struck by a car while jogging the day before. The Seaford native is the second jogger to be killed in Delaware in two months. Sarah Dykstra, a Laurel veterinarian, was killed Aug. 13 while jogging near her home on Delaware 20 east of Seaford. According to state police, Dykstra was struck by a sport utility vehicle being driven by Georgetown police officer Bradley Cordrey. Cordrey, who was off-duty at the time, was charged Aug. 23 with operation of a motor vehicle causing death of another person. Cordrey is scheduled for a case review Dec. 6 and, if no resolution is reached in that review, trial on Dec. 12. Police said that Whitt, of Brandywine Hundred, was running near the intersection of Naamans Road and Darley Road when she was struck by a 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Karen Zellis, 50, of Boothwyn, Pa. Delaware State Police are still investigating the incident.

Her death raised the number of pedestrians killed on Delaware roads this month to 24, 17 more than it was this time last year. Carolyn Whitt said that her daughter ran every day. Cecily recently ran in a half-marathon in Philadelphia and “did very well for her age group.” “I am absolutely astounded that the state of Delaware has not made an effort to put sidewalks along every road in Delaware,” Whitt added. “I see paths in other places; what’s wrong with Delaware?” Cecily Whitt grew up in the family home on Pennsylvania Avenue. She graduated from Seaford High School in 1992 and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va. Whitt said that her daughter became interested in pediatric nursing and in the A.I. duPont Hospital in particular when her younger brother, Jonathan, broke his leg and had to be treated at the institution. “It really made a big impact on her,” Whitt said. Cecily played the flute, had three cats that she had rescued and loved working with children, her mother said. “Cecily was always very kind, full of energy and very helpful,” she added. “She had an iron backbone and never gave up, never quit, even though she was teenytiny.” ”She was always so perky,” fellow nurse Kathleen Soper wrote in a condo-

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lence note to Carolyn Whitt. “She always saw the bright side of everything and was always a good friend.” Services were held Saturday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. “There were so many people there, I don’t think there was room to sit down,” Carolyn Whitt said. “The outpouring of sympathy from the community has been phenomenal.” A memorial service will be held at the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children Monday at 6 p.m. Cecily’s family requests that donations in her memory be sent to the A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 3 C North, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19899, attention Peter March; or Whimsical Animal Rescue, PO Box 1697, Seaford.

Cecily Whitt, on the day she graduated from the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va.


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100-year-old farm are recognized by Department of Ag Four Delaware farms that have been owned by the same family for one hundred years or more were honored recently by the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) hosted the nineteenth Century Farm Awards Ceremony at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Ed Kee, University of Delaware Extension Specialist and author of a new book, “Saving Our Harvest: The Story of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Canning and Freezing Industry,” was the featured speaker during the ceremony. In his remarks, Kee discussed the state of the canning industry in Delaware during the period that the four farm families began their century of farming. “In 1889, 15 canneries were operating in Sussex County,” he said. “They canned tomatoes, peas, lima beans, peaches and other fruits and vegetables. By 1927, 77 different canners operated up and down the state, 38 in Sussex County, 27 in Kent County and 12 in New Castle County. When the production was combined with Maryland’s and New Jersey’s, the region produced 65 percent of the nation’s canned tomato products.” Century Farm awards are presented to landowners who can document that their land has been farmed by the same family for at least 100 years. Farms must include at least 10 acres of the original parcel, or gross over $10,000 annually from the sale of agricultural products, in order to qualify for the program. Delaware has 101 farms enrolled in the Century Farms Program, which was begun in 1987. The most recent inductees are: • The Bryan family of Indian River Hundred, Sussex County, for the Davidson farm. Dr. Terry Bryan and Rose Bryan, wife of Dr. Everett Bryan, received the award. This 83.75-acre farm has been in the family at least since 1906, when John Wesley Davidson, the great-grandfather of the present owners, purchased the original tract. J. Harry Davidson acquired the property by inheritance in February 1926. Gertrude Davidson Bryan and Lilda Davidson Bookhammer inherited the property in 1969 and the present family farm owners acquired the farm by inheritance in 1985-1996. Currently this 100-year-old family farm is under tillage by lease arrangements, but was growing corn and grain crops, including sorghum, while the Davidsons tilled it.

Garden produce for home use, a small orchard with apples and peaches, and chickens were also kept. Dairying was done for many years and the acreage has also produce timber. In recent years, Dr. Everett Bryan had a special interest in sorghum growing, carrying on his grandfather’s tradition. He demonstrated sorghum pressing at the Ag Museum during harvest events for many years. Structures on the farm include a house (1890), a smoke house, a well house, a milk house, a chicken house, a pigpen, an equipment shed, a garage (formerly a blacksmith shop), and a hay barn/milking parlor/stable/woodshop. • The Lynch family of Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County, for the Murray family farm. Lorraine Murray Lynch and Alfred Lynch received the award. The original 103-acre parcel was purchased in 1904 from Henry Johnson for $8.25 per acre by Daniel J. Murray. In 1918, a portion of the farm was purchased by John W. Murray from Daniel J. Murray. In 1940, James R. Murray inherited the farm and in 1989, Lorraine Murray Lynch received the farm as heir of James R. Murray. The farm has produced corn, soybeans, and vegetables. It has also been used to raise poultry. This 102-year-old family farm now totals 55 acres. • The Clendaniel family of Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County. F. Brook Clendaniel and Deborah W. Clendaniel received the award for their farm. Jehu H. Clendaniel purchased the original farm comprising 460 acres in 1870 from the estate of Clement H. Hudson at a cost of $10.22 per acre. The farm passed to Samuel Clendaniel in 1877. George B. Clendaniel acquired the farm from the estate of his uncle in 1906. The farm was inherited in 1920 by the heirs of George B. Clendaniel and in 1945 the owners were Frank Clendaniel and Avis H. Clendaniel, whose descendants are the present owners. The majority of the original farm was taken for the construction of the Dupont Highway. Jehu Clendaniel sued Judge Conrad and T. Coleman duPont to stop the condemnation of the land on the legal argument that only the state could exercise the right of eminent domain. However, the case was found in favor of the defendants. Today that portion of the original farm has the right of way of U.S. 113 and two housing developments.

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Four families received Delaware Century Farm awards for their property recently. From left: Ursula D. Hudson, Clement E. Hudson, Elaine Murray Lynch, Alfred Lynch, Deborah W. Clendaniel, F. Brooks Clendaniel, Rose Bryan and Dr. Terry Bryan.

The 136-year-old farm currently produces corn and soybeans. Small grains, vegetables and sunflowers have also been grown on the farm. The Clendaniel farm is now comprised of 175 acres. • The Hudson family of Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County. Clement E. Hudson and Ursula D. Hudson received the award for Hudson Acres. Horace Hudson purchased the original 25-acre parcel of land in July 1906. Winnie Hudson inherited the farm in 1954 and in 1957, the farm passed to Clement and Ursula Hudson. The Hudsons still live in

the home Horace Hudson built on the property in 1906-1907. The farm has been used to raise corn and soybeans and is still in production of those crops. Prior to growing corn and soybeans, the produce of the farm was for family use. • This 100-year-old family farm is now comprised of 150 acres of agricultural land. Tributes from the Delaware State Senate and the Delaware House of Representatives were presented to each family by state Sen. Gary Simpson and state Rep. George Carey.

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Evangelist Kenny Large Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel will host Evangelist Kenny Large on Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Come hear life changing, enthusiastic, fiery, spirit-filled, anointed preaching and teaching. Evangelist Kenny Large is based in Kentucky and travels throughout the United States and overseas preaching repentance to God and faith in Jesus Christ. This is the same message that delivered him from drugs and alcohol. Kenny brings excitement and freedom in serving the Lord to the platform as he ministers. His messages challenge, encourage and uplift believers for success in reaching their divine destinies, through a Spirit-led lifestyle. Kenny has a masters degree in Biblical Theology and is an author and featured write in many Christian publications. He holds Revivals, Seminars, and Crusades to see people saved and to impart the Word into individuals to become equipped and perfected as believers. Kenny is known for the gifts of the Spirit that operate when he ministers, through laying on of hands. Pastor is Roland Tice, 875-2915.

St. Johnstown Homecoming St. Johnstown United Methodist Church Homecoming, St. Johnstown Road, Greenwood, Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Church Pastor is the Rev. James Bongard; guest speaker, will be the Rev. Michaele Russell.

Sailors Bethel UMC Homecoming

The Sounds of Joy

Special music will be a highlight of the program. Refreshment and fellowship will follow the service.

Watoto Children’s Choir in Concert The Watoto Children’s Choir will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, on Sunday, Nov. 12. They will perform at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. The African drums resound and one by one the children come dancing down the aisles in their brilliant Ugandan costumes with radiant smiles on their faces. Throughout Watoto’s “Concert of Hope,” you will experience the energy and sense the joy and hope that these beautiful Ugandan orphans have found. The concert is free; a love offering will be received. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is

Sailors Bethel Church in Bethel will be celebrating its Homecoming on Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. The Pastor is Art Smith and the guest singers will be “The Sounds of Joy.” There will be a family style beef and dumpling dinner served at the Bethel Community House immediately following the service. Join us for a great day.

Managing your money as a Christian How capable are you at managing your money, especially from a Christian perspective? Good advice will be given out for free at a Saturday morning seminar, entitled “Ideas for Managing Your Money” which will be presented by Ralph M. Todd, Jr. The seminar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m. The seminar will be held at Victory in Grace Tabernacle Inc., Laurel. Ralph Todd, Jr. draws his expertise from a lifetime of serving the Lord, as well as a life goal of “Helping people save money.” He received his MBA degree and was a mid-manager in several large companies. He now owns and operates Todd’s Financial Services, Inc., as well as Todd’s

Income Tax and Accounting Services, Inc., in Laurel, where he helps individuals and businesses to save money through investing, insurance, incorporating, and tax savings. Drawing from this experience, Todd will present information on family budgeting, debt and credit reduction, the basics of investing, and tax savings. An interesting twist will be his presentation on the Christian perspective of money management, including setting Christian financial goals, striving toward tithing, and charitable giving. Some of the topics he will present are based on the “Christian Financial Concepts Series.” Anyone is welcome to attend this free morning of fellowship and learning. Call Todd at home at (302) 875-8829 or at work at (888) 283-8110 for more information.

Centenary Church Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music hour each Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. Each week Mary Ann Young sings your Gospel favorite. November guest singers are: Nov. 4: Jack Savage, Mike Truitt, Frank Parks-testimony. Nov. 11: Bill Primrose, Bob and Cheryl Continued on page 25

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

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

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

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

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del. Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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Five fallacies of voting By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


By the time you read next Each voter needs week’’s article, you and I will both be grateful that the election season is over. Of course, the day after the to discover as much midterm elections is going to be information about a Day 1 of the build-up to the 2008 particular candidate national elections. With both parties needing to select candidates, you can count on getting more than as possible. your fill of election advertising, analyses, campaigning, diagnosis, Political parties are populated with indiprognosis, predictions… and nausea. vidual candidates. Some politicians are In the meantime, can I encourage you great leaders and others show themselves to get out and vote? Let me warn you of to be crooks. Each voter needs to discovfive fallacies as you consider voting. er as much information about a particular 1. “My vote doesn’t matter anyway.” candidate as possible. In our mixed up The Florida vote in the year 2000 is proof system today, party affiliation is not a enough of what one vote can mean. In trump card by any means. 2000 Florida’s population was a little less 4. “The voting machines are not dethan 16 million. That year George Bush pendable.” For every story of a problem, won Florida by 537 votes, or .0000335% there are a thousand stories of flawless opof the population. erations not only of the apparatus, but of Your vote matters because it is your the poll operators. Each party is reprechance to express your conscience. You sented at polling locations and conspirago into the booth in an attempt to elect the cies to “steal an election” are far more person who most closely represents your prevalent in movies than reality in modern values and ideas. American soldiers work times. Don’t let such concerns paralyze all day long and sleep at night in the opyou from getting out to vote. pressive Middle Eastern heat because they 5. “It’s only a mid-term election.” believe in democratic government. How There are many elected offices at stake dare we ever believe our vote doesn’t mat- that carry a great weight of importance. ter? The party that chairs committees in both 2. “Polls indicate my vote won’t houses of congress wields incredible powchange the outcome.” Pollsters can maer. nipulate results simply by the way a quesFurthermore, there are statewide and tion is asked. They can have a faulty sam- local races that will carry greater influence ple, or too small a sample, or just have a on our everyday life than even the federal sample that is not representative. Further- government. These local leaders make demore, many people say one thing to a sur- cisions that have immediate ramifications vey but do something different in the elec- on today’s realities. You need to have tion. your voice in who will make such deciYou can neither assume your candidate sions. has it sewed up and doesn’t need you nor I haven’t exhausted the excuses, but if that your candidate doesn’t have a chance you are making up reasons not to vote, its and you don’t matter. The only poll that time to rethink your position. Meanwhile, ultimately matters is the vote count total. if you choose not to vote, voluntarily for3. “I can just vote party line without feit your right to complain about the way thinking about it.” We don’t even apply things are for the next two years. such faulty logic to consumer shopping. The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan Magnavox may make a great TV but that Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of doesn’t mean their CD player is any good. the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You

543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161

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Jones and Todd McMasters. Nov. 18: Joe Dawson. Nov. 25: Hannah Smith, Abundant Joy. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

bers of St. Luke’s vestry for many years. Other prominent citizens buried in St. Luke’s cemetery include Edward L. Martin, member of the United States House of Representatives from 1879-1883. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.

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Christ UMC 175th anniversary

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Seaford Historical Society will place a plaque at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford commemorating the burial place of Gov. William H. Ross. Gov. Ross was governor of Delaware from 1841-1845 and is interred in the adjoining church cemetery, as are many members of his family. The governor and his son James served as mem-

Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, is holding their 175th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m., with a meal afterward. The program will feature lots of music, including the “Sounds of Grace” bell choir, the children’s chime choir, the adult choir, the CUMC Praise Team, Julie Continued on page 64

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River of Life Christian Center 17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

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Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector

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Sunday School - all ages 9 a.m. Worship 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830

Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

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N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.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

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

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. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458

Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 11:00 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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OBITUARIES Cecily Elizabeth Whitt, 33 Cecily Elizabeth Whitt of Wilmington, loved by all, was taken from us on Oct. 24, 2006 while she was doing what she loved, running. Cecily was a graduate of the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV, with a B. S. in nursing. While a student there she participated in many activities, including Crew, Sorority and she worked as a nurse exCecily Whitt tern at Charleston Area Medical Center. As a graduate she worked at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She moved to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where she was currently employed. Cecily truly loved her job, the staff with whom she worked, the children and families she helped. She frequently received cards, letters, pictures and crafts the children created. She was the employee of the month for October. She loved many outdoor activities, including running, swimming, canoeing, boating and especially spending time at the family cabin in West Virginia, where she loved hiking, running the Greenbrier Trail, tubing down the river and nightly campfires. She frequently participated in local runs including the Operation Smile Run at A. I. Dupont, the Broad Street Run and most recently the Half-Marethon in Philadelphia, where she placed among the top five runners in her age group. Cecily loved all animals and she was devoted to her rescued cats, Quinton, Princess and Onyx. Cecily is survived by a beloved, special friend, Ed Heaney of Wilmington; her mother, Carolyn Whitt of Seaford; her father, Larry Whitt of Salisbury; her sister and brother-in-law, Stacie and Robbie of Seaford, her brother, Jonathan Whitt of Seaford. Also surviving are nephews, Brock and Jordan, her adored Aunt Reba and Uncle Pete; many cousins, Reba, Rosemary, Joe, Karen, Martha, Richard and David; many aunts and uncles, including Robert and Cleda, Mayfair, Linda and Wade, Rosemary and Tom, Jerry and Bonnie and many more family and friends and her precious cats, Quinton, Princess and Onyx. A celebration of Cecily’s life was on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests Contributions in Cecily’s name may be made to A. I. Dupont Hospital for Children, 3 C North, ATT: Peter March, 1600 Rockland Road., P O Box 269, Wilmington, DE 19899; or Whimsical Animal Rescue Inc., P O Box 1697, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Ellis R. Kyttle, Jr., 78 Ellis R. Kyttle, Jr., fondly known as “Shad,” formerly of Seaford, died Oct. 24, 2006 at the Herman M. Holloway Campus in New Castle. He was born in Laurel a son of Ellis R. Kyttle and Minnie Lois Swain Kyttle. He was a retired veteran and retired from the C.C. Oliphant in the sheet metal shop. He had also worked for Carmine Hatcheries. He loved his family and espe-

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cially traveling to Nags Head, N.C., with his wife. He loved cats and was an avid fisherman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Diane Bryan Kyttle and a brother, Charles Robert Kyttle. He is survived by a sister, Lois Kyttle Cordrey and her husband Jack of Laurel; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, Friday, Oct. 27, with the Rev. John Van Tine officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Loretta A Galaska, 68 Loretta A. (Turoczy) Galaska of Bridgeville passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, surrounded by her family. Born in Wilmington, a daughter of Stanley and Jane Turoczy on June 11, 1938, She was an accomplished artist, loving wife, mother, grandmother and inspirational aunt. A lifelong resident of Delaware, She graduated from Wilmington High School and attended the School of Social Work at Syracuse University. She became a strong educational and children’s advocate and joined Beta Sigma Phi, Delaware Epsilon 331 in 1958. She taught art, crafts, ceramics, sculpting, culinary arts and etiquette to young women at the Girls Club of Wilmington, Inc. during the 1960s. She became director of the Kiwanis and Mary C. Dennison Girls Club Branches. After 17 years working for the Girls Club, she served on its board of directors. After moving to Sussex County, she became dedicated to improving its libraries and served as vice-chairperson of the Sussex County Library Advisory Board. She later worked for the University of Delaware College of Urban Affairs and was active in the Delaware Federation of Women’s Clubs. Mrs. Galaska was a consummate volunteer, often reading to children in the Woodbridge Library and offering her time to the Woodbridge School District. She was active in both the Woodbridge PTA and State PTA and was instrumental in helping to establish the Woodbridge Basics School in the early 1980s, which was founded on the concept of parental involvement in the school life of children. Gov. Castle appointed her to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Families in 1991. She also volunteered as a surrogate mother to two foster boys through the My family and I would like to express our appreciation for all of the prayers, visits, calls, cards, etc. that were extended to us before, during, and since my surgery in July. The caring and support has been very heartwarming; and it is impossible to name everyone who showed their acts of kindness and concern. A special expression of gratitude to Pastor Fred & Pat Duncan, our church family, Dr. & Mrs. Vance Prewitt, and the staff at Lifecare at Loftland Park; also to Mrs. Page Moyer who has been with us from the beginning. May God Bless each of you. Agnes Robinson Marty & Bill Whaley

State of Delaware Educational Surrogate Parent Program. In addition, she was actively involved in the Boy Scouts as a Boy Scout Troop Committee Member for Troop 166. Mrs. Galaska was later a volunteer for Delaware Hospice. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John; her son, John Matthew and his wife, Christine; and two granddaughters; her sister, Barbara J. Niedbalski; nine nieces and nephews and eight grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, John Stanley. Relatives and friends were invited to a celebration of her life on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Saint Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, Wilmington. A service was then held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. There was no viewing. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were by Rostocki Funeral Home.

Alisa Yvette Jordan, 36 Alisa Y. Jordan of Frankford, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Alisa was born Aug. 29, 1970 in Salisbury, Md., a daughter of Clemon and Willa Jordan. She was a 1988 graduate of Indian River high School. FollowAlisa Jordan ing graduation, she at-

Union 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.)


Virginia B. Hoffman, 84 Virginia B. Hoffman of Delmar passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Salisbury, she was a daughter

BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office

Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”

Christ Lutheran Church

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

tended Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College. She began her career with the developmental and disabled at the Salvation Army. She then became an employee of Stockley Center for 10 years until her illness forced her to retire. She dedicated her life to helping and supporting others. Ms. Jordan was a member of St. John’s Second Baptist Church in Mt. Joy, near Millsboro, where she also served as a nurses aide. She enjoyed traveling, watching old sit-coms and movies, spending time with family and friends, going to worship service, and shopping for trendy handbags. She loved dogs, especially her beloved companion, “Jackie Russell Jordan.” She is survived by her dear parents, Clemon and Willa Jordan; her brother, Andrew Jordan and wife Dione, and family of Berlin, Md.; her extended Norwood family, particularly her sister, Montoya Palmer; her cousins, Gina Reed, Tracey Jarmon Woods, Nichole Smith, and Tynill Jarmon Jones, several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and relatives. Her service was on Sunday, Oct. 29, at St. John’s Second Baptist Church in Mt. Joy near Millsboro where friends called prior to the service. Interment followed the service in St. John’s second Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt.Joy.

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.

A Family Friendly Church Home for You Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 am Phone: 629-9755 Bible School for the Mentally Challenged Saturday at 10 am


Senior Pastor

Located halfway between Seaford & Bridgeville, turn off Rt. 13 East at Cannon Rd. light, 4th place on left.

Mark Landon 7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933

1611 KJV, Independent, Fundamental, Soul Winning

SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 10:00 Sunday School 7:00 Prayer Service 11:00 Worship Service 6:00 Evening Worship Nursery Provided Rev. William Goslee - Ph. 349-0190

“Welcome Home!”

Wesley United Methodist Church 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE Pastor Ed Kuhling Contemporary Worship 9 am Sunday School & Bible Education 10 am Traditional Worship 11 am Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm 302-629-3029 * Info Line 302-628-0112


Church of God

Fax 302-337-8769

Worship Services: Seeker Service 8:30 am • Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:45 am • Wed. Night 7 pm

A Gathering Of Faith Come together under Christ’s roof and share together in his love. Attend Church this Sunday

MORNING STAR ✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006 of Sewell Rayne, Sr., and Mollie Rayne. Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker and enjoyed being with her family and playing Bingo. she will be remembered for her fudge recipe. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, H. Jack Hoffman, Jr.; a son, Gary B. Hoffman; three brothers, Franklin Rayne, Charles Rayne, and Sewell Rayne, Jr. She is survived by two sons, Stephen Hoffman, Sr. of Riverview, Fla. and Andy C. Hoffman of Laurel; a daughter, Ann O’Brien of Yorktown, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth White of Salisbury, Md.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was on Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Stephen’s Cemetery on State Street in Delmar. Minister Jack Jester officiated. Contributions may be sent to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P O Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Arrangements were in the care of the Short Funeral home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.delmarvaobits. com.

Apostle Bruce L. Cannon, Sr., 54 Apostle Bruce L. Cannon, Sr., of Harrington, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006. Apostle Cannon was the pastor of the Word Alive Ministries, in Harrington. Founder and overseer of No More Walls Ministry and M.F.M. Ministry. Apostle Cannon was a member of the Harrington Lions Club, an instructor for Enlightened Bible Institute, and was a well-renown preacher and teacher on the Delmarva Peninsula. He enjoyed antique cars. He was a graduate with his H.G. Degree (Holy Ghost). He was known as the Word Man. He was a father to many and a true friend. He was preceded in death by Elwood Cannon Jr. Mr. Cannon is survived by his wife, Sarah Cannon of Harrington; his mother, Doris Cannon of Bridgeville; two sons, Bruce L. Cannon Jr. of Savannah, Ga. and Calow Smith of Atlanta, Ga; three daughters, Cardal Smith of Laurel, Coffy Smith of Millsboro, Sharon Cannon of Savannah; three brothers, Corbert Cannon of Bridgeville, Wayne Cannon of Seaford and Wendell Cannon (Chanett) of Seaford; three sisters, Alice Bynum (Bryant) of Harrington, Belinda Welch (Michael) of Seaford, Bridget Cannon of Seaford; and nine grandchildren. Spiritual sons, Pastor Lewis Richards and Bishop Kevin Bull; Spiritual daughters, 1st Lady Brenda Richards, 1st Lady Tyvonnia Bull and Pastor Towanda Thomas. Spiritual Father, Bishop E.T. Foreman. His services were on Oct. 27, at Calvary Wesleyan Church, Harrington with Pastor Lewis Richards officiating. Interment was in Milford Community Cemetery, Milford. Arrangements were by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Robert Eugene Crowley, 75 Robert Eugene Crowley of East New Market, Md., died Friday evening, Oct. 20, 2006 at Dorchester General Hospital. Born on Sept. 10, 1931 in Seaford, he was the son of Frank and Mabel Lofland Crowley and was raised in Blades. Mr. Crowley graduated from Seaford High School, Class of 1948. Robert Crowley

He then attended University of Indiana and met his future wife, the former Theresa Ann Johnson. Mr. Crowley was a U.S. Army veteran, having served his country during the Korean War. On Sept. 29, 1953, he received a Commendation Medal as a member of Alpha Company, 700th Ordinance Battalion, 45th Infantry Division near Yang-Gu, Korea. Sgt. Crowley was honorably discharged on Dec. 10, 1953. On Oct. 13, 1956, he married the former Theresa Ann Johnson. Mr. Crowley began his career with Safeway Stores, Inc., a company he worked for over 30 years. He and his family moved to Bridgeville, and Mr. Crowley worked at the Cambridge, Easton and Kent Island Safeway stores. After retirement he and his wife moved to East New Market. Mr. Crowley’s hobbies included gardening and being outdoors. He liked sports especially football and baseball. During the winter months, he enjoyed spending time in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. Crowley was an avid walker. He had many friends and loved his family and attending the grandchildren’s sporting events. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Theresa Ann Crowley of East New Market, Md.; three daughters, Sheila North and her husband J.T., Susan Whigham and her husband David, Julie Mowery and her husband Tony; seven grandchildren, Tyler North, Trevor North, David Whigham, Bethany Whigham, Victoria Whigham, Alison Mowery, Gavin Mowery; and two sisters, Barbara Bunting and Beverly Baker, both of Seaford; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents was a sister, Betty Frable. Funeral services were at CurranBromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, on Oct. 26, with the Rev. Walter E. Reuschling officiating at the service. Burial followed at The Maryland Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Pallbearers were J.T. North, David M. Whigham, Tyler North, Trevor North, David C. Whigham and Gavin Mowery. Honorary Pallbearers were Tony Mowery, Barbara and Sylvester Bunting, Beverly and Howard Baker. Expressions of sympathy may be made by sending memorial offerings in Mr. Crowley’s memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613; or to the Cambridge Little League, P.O. Box 1275, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Calvin L. Hammond, 68 Calvin L. Hammond of Gumboro died on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Calvin retired from Collins Saw Mill as a mechanic after 38 years of service. He had been a life member of the Gumboro Volunteer Fire Co. and was chief from 1972-1984. He had been a past member of the Delaware National Guard. He was a former track champion and stock car driver driving #31 and #20. Mr. Hammond lived for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father and mother, George and Edna Fluharty Hammond Sr.; father- and mother-in-law, Otis and Helen Parker; granddaughter, Mindy Sue Daisey; and a brother, William Hammond. His wife Carol Lee Parker Hammond passed away in 1996. He is survived by his four daughters, Teresa Tracy and husband Bryan of Gumboro, Debbie Tyre and husband Brooks of

Gumboro, Rita Chandler and husband Barry of Gumboro, Beverly Roe and husband Clay of Millsboro; a son; Ricky Hammond and friend Angela Messick of Millsboro;. three brothers, George Hammond Jr. of Newark, Richard Hammond of Laurel, Roger Hammond of Seaford; a sister, Mary Hammond Bull of Parsonsburg, Md. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Bill Darkow and wife Sheri, Crystal Roe and Husband Matt, Steven Tyre and wife Ashley, Brandon Hammond and wife Holly, Brittney Hammond and fiancé Phillip Hastings, Katie Daisey, Logan Roe, Dori Camper and husband Eric, Sheila Clark and husband Don, Joe Tracy, Phil Tracy; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon Camper, Kaleb Roe, Kamryn Camper and Hannah Darkow. His service was on Oct. 28, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Interment was in Careys Cemetery, Millsboro. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 1021 Gilpin Ave., Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19806-3280; or The Gumboro Fire Company, 37030 Millsboro Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966.

Noble Lee Simms, 93 Noble Lee Simms of Federalsburg, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 at Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, Md. He was born April 12, 1913 in Federalsburg, the son of Manship Simms and Susie Simms Boss. Mr. Simms was a World War II Navy veteran serving from 1944 to 1946 in the Asian Pacific Campaign, receiving four bronze Noble Simms stars, WW II Victory Metal, and Philippines Liberation Medal with bronze stars. He received a Presidential Citation. He was a farmer and had delivered feed for the Paul Croll Feed Mill. He retired after 18 years as a school bus driver for Caroline County Board of Education. In 1972 Mr. Simms ran for a seat on the Mayor and Council. He was a member on the boards for Federal Garden Apartments and for the ABC Child Development Center on Laurel Grove Road. He had attended Zion United Methodist Church in Federalsburg. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eleanora Haynes Simms, who died on April 7, 1998. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Shelton Simms and Alonzo Simms; three sisters, Edna Nichols, Susan Cottom and Elsie Nichols; and a brother, Joshua Simms. He is survived by four sons and four daughters, Morris L. Simms, Sr. of Wilmington, Claude Simms of Hurlock, Russell Simms of Seaford, Virgil Simms of Hurlock, Shirley Woolford of Seaford, Barbara Stevens of Dover, Sylvia Ross of Camden, and Brenda Simms of Wilmington; 41 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy McCutheons of Philadelphia, and Mildred Polk of Federalsburg; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were on Oct. 31, at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with Rev. Ralph Long officiating. Interment followed at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Beulah.

James Orlan Russell, 79 James Orlan Russell of Bozeman, Mont., passed away on Oct. 19, 2006 at the Bozeman Medical Center.

PAGE 27 He was born in Bridgeville on May 16, 1927, a son of John Milton Russell and Ruth Brown Russell. He graduated High School in 1945 and attended an Officer Training program at Rutgers University for one year, then went on active duty with the U.S. Army in Italy. Upon completing his military service he returned to his studies at the University of Delaware where he obtained his mechanical engineering degree. He went to the DuPont plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he met and married his wife, Walnita M. Russell. He worked in construction with DuPont for a number of years and then transferred to the Chattanooga Plant, from where he retired in 1982. He was the city engineer for Signal Mountain for a period. He then made his expertise available to third world countries, traveling extensively to North Africa and Europe. He was an avid golfer and was well known around the Chattanooga links for his golfing ability. He played golf around the world — Scotland, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. He officially had two holes in one. He was very athletic and walked the Appalachian Trail from Atlanta to Maine, walking in segments some 2,400 plus miles after age 70, completing the last 90 miles on a sprained ankle. He was a member of the Valley View Country Club in Bozeman. He was a 32-degree Mason and a Shriner. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Laura Miller Russell and a son-in-law Bradley Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Walnita Miller Russell of Bozeman and children, Amanda R. Taylor of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; James O. Russell, Jr. of Bozeman; and five grandchildren; a sister, Marilee R. Bradley of Seaford; brothers, Vaughn B. Russell of Seaford and John M. Russell of Bridgeville. A memorial service was held in Bozeman.

Sallie W. English, 53 Sallie Wright English of Hurlock, Md., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Md. She was born on June 9, 1953, daughter of Francis Elder Wright and his wife, Barbara of Reliance and Mary Caroline Bradley of Wanchese, N.C. She graduated from Colonel Richardson High School Class of 1971. She continued her education at Union Memorial Hospital where she received her R.N. diploma. She also had been a licensed real estate agent for Powell Real Estate in Cambridge. She had previously served as a registered nurse at the School for the Deaf and Blind School in St. Augustine, Fla. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Cassen S. English of Palm Court, Fla.; two daughters, Chelsea R. English, who is attending Penn State at State College, Pa., and Jade V. English of Hurlock; a brother, Edward F. Wright and his wife, Beverly, of Reliance; two sisters, Mary Lu Williamson and her husband, Russell, of Federalsburg and Jane R. White and her husband, Don, of Seaford; three half-brothers, Omar Bradley and his wife, Kim of North Carolina, Bruce Bradley and his wife, Rachel of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Paul Bradley and his wife, Wendy of Millsboro; a special friend, Philip Hastings of Hurlock, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. with the Rev. David Heistand officiating.



Community Bulletin Board EVENTS


Pampered Chef fund raiser

Delaware Storm Baskets

Everyone is invited to a Pampered Chef® fund raiser hosted by The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Group, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at Delmar Fire Department. RSVP by Nov. 2 to Sheila Loar, 410-896-2275. There will be food, fun, door prizes. A portion of the sales will be donated directly to the Ladies Auxiliary Group. Unable to attend? Call Sheila Loar to place an order.

‘Brass and Ivory’ November 4 “Brass and Ivory” recital with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra principal trumpeter Andrew Balio and guest pianist Michael Shappard at Ocean View Presbyterian Church, Central Avenue, on Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.Selections: Sir Peter Maxwell’s stunning Sonata, Halsey Stevens Coplandesque Sonata, Enescos Impressionistic Legende and Honneggers Intrada. Tickets: $17. Call toll free 888846-8600.

LHS Tailgate Party Laurel High School will be hosting a “Superior School Celebration” Tailgate Party on Nov. 3. The event will last from 4 until 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Laurel High School, before the home football game against Lake Forest. Free hot dogs, chips, and soda will be provided to the first 500 people in attendance, and LHS giveaway items will be handed out to those in attendance. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy entertainment from the LHS Marching Band, Varsity Cheerleaders, and a local radio station. The LHS Band and SGA will be selling Laurel Bulldog items, such as stadium blankets, license plates, and spirit items.

Craft show at Delaware Tech Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Admission is free. There will be door prizes and refreshments. On Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the William A. Carter Partnership Center, more than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. There also will be art work for sale by members of the Georgetown/Adult Plus+ Art League. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Harley Harvest November 4 The Western Sussex Cultural Arts Committee is working with Harley-Davidson of Seaford in hosting “Harley Harvest” on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. “Harley Harvest” will be featuring children’s activities, crafts, music, and artist’s demonstrations. W.S.C.A.C. is also involved in working with downtown merchants in planning

The Delaware Storm Travel Team will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several baskets including the Christmas Basket sets, Foyer, Journal and Beverage Tote as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, American Craft Medium Market and the Library basket. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information call 628-0859.

Basket Bingo November 14 Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Seaford Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Door prize drawing: American Crafts Traditions Market Basket. Raffles; Library Basket, Large Hamper Basket. Refreshments available. For more information call Karen at 6298740; Sherry at 245-8549 or Rhonda at 628-5137. Benefits the Seaford Pop Warner. Your support is greatly appreciated. “Girl’s Night Out” on Thursday, Nov.16. The committee is sponsoring Pink Grass, an all women’s Blue Grass band, to play that evening at the Browsery in downtown Seaford. This event is made possible, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting all the arts in Delaware.

SHS Alumni Assn. Fall Social The SHS Alumni Association is hosting their annual fall social at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Any SHS graduate, has attended Seaford Schools or has an interest in the Alumni Association is invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the SHS Alumni Association to attend. There will be light snacks and a cash bar available. Come out to revel in fond memories of good ‘ole SHS. For additional information call Donna Hastings Angell 302-629-8077, or Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429.

Rock and Roll Dance November 4 St. Philip’s Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold a dance, Saturday, Nov. 4, 7-10 p.m. Music by Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person; advanced tickets can be purchased at The Bank of Delmar-

va, Laurel branch. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. For more information call 875-5537.

Eastern Star of Maryland Banquet A banquet honoring the charter members of Roelma Chapter 113, Order of the Eastern Star of Maryland, on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., at Fireman’s Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. Cost is $21 per person. Entertainment will follow a ham/roast beef dinner. Come celebrate our charter members, they are a very special group. For reservations call Susan Calloway, 875-5911. Make checks payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 15. The charter members are from Sharptown and Delmar.

Marshall Tucker at Chunkin The Punkin Chunkin Association is anticipating raising thousands of dollars for local and national charities during the 21st annual world championships scheduled for Nov. 3-5. The first day of competition will culminate with a Marshall Tucker Band concert. Opening for the Marshall Tucker Band will be country artist Danielle Peck. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for hits such as “Can’t You See,” “Fire on the Mountain” and “Heard it in a Love Song.”

How to submit items Submit Bulletin Board items by Thursday at noon. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email morningstarpub or drop off at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars. Peck is a newcomer to the country music scene, making a name for herself with the song, “Findin’ a Good Man.” Concert tickets at $25 are available at Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes, by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382, or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196. For more information visit the website

MEETINGS Laurel Chamber Membership General Membership meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Poplar Street in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Col. McLeash of the Delaware State Police.


Super Bingo Every Tuesday! CASH PAYOUT $100* Over 60 People $50* Under 60 People *Based on the number of people No one under the age of 18 allowed to play


Bonanza Game $1000.00 Jackpot!

Veterans Day Service November 11, 6-8 pm • Dinner & Programs Join Us!

TIMES Doors Open 5:00 p.m. Games 6:45 p.m. TICKETS ON SALE

Tuesday Night Delmar VFW Bingo 200 W. State St., Delmar, MD Information call:

410-896-3722 or 410-896-3379

Join Us For DINNERS 1st & 3rd Fridays, Starting at 6 p.m.


FOOD Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Roast Beef dinner November 5 Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company annual fall dinner, roast beef and dumplings with all the trimmings and dessert, Sunday, Nov. 5, noon until 4 p.m. Adults $9 and Children under 12 $3. Pre-school are free. All carry outs $9.

Oyster sandwiches and soup The Auxiliary of the Blades Fire Company will be selling oyster sandwiches and homemade soup on Tuesday, Nov. 7 (Election Day) at the firehouse. Oyster sandwich $6; Chicken salad sandwich $4; soup - peas & dumplings, pint or half-pint, $4 and $2.

Soup & Sandwich Sale Soup and Sandwich Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Community House, North Oak Grove Road, west of Seaford. A variety of soups available for eating in Community House or “take out” quarts. Sandwiches and desserts also available. Phone Lucy Slacum 629-7117 for details.

Oyster sandwich and baked goods Hope Lodge #4 and Eastern Star in Laurel will be holding an oyster sandwich and baked goods sale at the lodge on 6th Street and Central Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All-you-can-eat breakfast Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Nov. 5, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month. at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

Pancake and sausage breakfast The Soundwaves Handbell Choir of Seaford Christian Academy is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. The cost is $5 per person paid at the door. The proceeds will support the Bell Choir’s tour to Vermont in the spring.

SHOP& EAT Yard and Bake Sale November 4 A Yard Sale and Bake Sale, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. until?, at Bethel Worship Center, Rt. 13, 1-1/2 miles north of Wal-Mart at Ginger Lane — across from Burton’s Chrysler, Seaford. Food available will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks. For more information call 628-4240 or 629-7118. Proceeds will go to help needy families.

Greenwood Fall Benefit Sale Greenwood Mennonite School will hold a Fall Benefit Sale and Auctions, Saturday, Nov. 4. An all-you-can-eat

breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. (adults $6; children 4-11; $4 (under six are free). Baked goods sale. Delicious lunch items. Live and Silent auctions begin at 9:30 a.m.: Autographed items, class theme baskets, collectibles, comforters and quilts, crafts, gift certificates, guy stuff, household items, plus many wonderful items donated by local businesses… too numerous to mention. Proceeds to benefit Greenwood Mennonite School, celebrating 78 years. From Greenwood, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 (Shawnee Road) and right on Mennonite School Road. Free admission and free parking.

Fall Festival on November 4 A Fall Festival will be on Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. until… , at the Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, Delmar (3 miles north of Md/DE state line). Yard Sale and food, featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak stubs, baked goods, soups. for information call 875-7824.

Bazaar and Bake Sale Nanticoke Senior Center will be having their annual Bazaar & Bake Sale, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, yard sale items, delicious baked goods. Tables for rent $5 members, $10 for non-members. Help support our center.


Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month’s meeting is Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

Acorn Club meets November 9 The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting on Nov. 9, at the Seaford Library, at 7:30 p.m. The hostess is Joyce Schaefer and her committee.

AARP chapter 1084 November 9 AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Auction - Bill Messenger will auction items donated by members: arts and crafts, attic treasures, baked goods. Guests are welcome, refreshments served. For more information, call Helen Skjoldager, 302-875-5086.

Country Club, Georgetown. The speaker is Insurance Commissioner, Matt Denn. Join us and bring your friends. Notify Thelma Monroe 934-9716 for reservation.

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

Delaware Equine Council to meet The Delaware Equine Council will meet on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library in Harrington. An election will be held. For more information, contact Nyle at 422-4094 or Peggy at 629-5233.

Laurel New Century Club The Laurel New Century Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at noon at the Bonanza Restaurant in Delmar. For additional information, call president Dianne Thompson at 875-5126, or vice president Suzanne Layton at 875-7809.

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Women’s Democratic Club The November meeting of the Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club will be Nov. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines

The Seaford High School Class of 1996 will be holding its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club in George-

Portsville Fall Bazaar November 4 Portsville United Methodist Women annual Fall Bazaar, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. -2 p.m., Portsville, 2 miles west of Laurel on Dogwood Lane. Raffle tickets on sale for hand-crafted Wall Hanging and Afghan, baked goods, white elephant table. Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Menu: oyster fritters $5.50, chicken salad, $3.50; Pie, $1; hotdogs, $1; vegetable beef soup, $1. Eat in or take out.

Pancake dinner November 3 The Knights of Columbus is having a Pancake Dinner on Friday, Nov. 3, in the parish hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Seaford. The dinner will run from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Come join us in fellowship. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. The proceeds will help the Knights with their parish activities, our new scholarship fund and our normal charitable works. The event is open to the community, so bring your friends.

Beef & Dumplings November 4 Beef & Dumpling Dinner, Nov. 4, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., will benefit Ladies Auxiliary Delmar Fire Department. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry outs $10; children (12 and under) $5. Ticket , call 875-2195.

Covered dish dinner and auction Union United Methodist Church will be holding their annual Covered Dish Dinner and Auction on Friday evening, Nov. 10. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4 through 10 years of age… plus a large, well-filled covered dish per family. Meat and beverage will be provided. Mr. Richard Lindale, our guest auctioneer, will keep you well entertained and laughing as yo u make some wonderful purchases. Everyone is cordially invited for great food, fun and fellowship.


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Community Bulletin Board HOLIDAYS Victorian Christmas Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For details call Skinner at 629-9378.

nights lodging, one holiday dinner buffet, two mountaineers breakfast buffets and tours. For further information call Jo at 846-0698.

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The Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford, will host its annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping early with crafts, quilting, woodworking, decorations and more. There will also be a chicken salad luncheon available from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the dining room for $6.50. Carry outs available. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Women’s Holiday Mart The Women’s Holiday Mart will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Features holiday shopping, demonstrations and activities for kids. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harrington Business & Professional Women. For information, call Dawn Elliott at 302-398-8544, email, or visit the website at

Delmar Alumni Association The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip on Nov. 10, 11 and 12, to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. This is a pre-holiday retreat. Attractions include the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees, Christmas at the Mansion, Train Exhibit and lots of time for shopping and relaxing in the pool, etc. The cost is $310, which includes two

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Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

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silver and semi-precious stones. Stop in the Seaford Museum Gift Shop to see this unique collection of hand-made jewelry.

The Seaford Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 p.m. until midnight. Light fare will be served, cash bar and music provided by Tranzfusion. For more information, contact David Smith at 410749-5776 or Dee (Christopher) Palmer at 629-9410. You can also go to the class website at

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Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.

town. We are searching for missing classmates. Contact Susan at 302-344-0741, or

Holiday music, performed by “Vital Signs” and others, will be on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., at Delmar High School auditorium. Cost is $15 each or $25 for two, in Dr. Wolfgang’s office, 6292366, or 629-2131. Join us for an afternoon performance of singing, dancing, and instrumentals. There will also be a Chinese auction and raffles on site. Concert to benefit The Western Sussex County Relay for Life.

Lioness Christmas House The Seaford Lioness and The Shiloh House Of Hope present the 16th annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-8 p.m. There will be eight homes on this tour and they are located in Laurel, Seaford and Bridgeville. Refreshments will be served at the Shiloh House Of Hope which is also on the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Cutn’ Up Family Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 302-6299596 or Sharyn Dukes at 302-236-7754.

Christmas yard sale November 18 Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave. in Laurel, will be having a yard sale Nov. 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m. till noon. A wide variety of Christmas Items and toys will be for sale. Refreshments will be served.

Bethel House Tour Sunday, Dec. 10, there will be a House Tour in Bethel, consisting of several homes. The choir at Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be performing a Christmas Cantata at 4:30 p.m. prior to the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person. Any questions call 302-875-3971 or 875-3733. Bethel Historical Society will be sponsoring a Bethel Maritime Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007. Anyone interested in participating in this event can call 875-3971 and leave message.

The Bridgeville Class of 1949 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sailloft Restaurant on Rt. 113, north of Milford. We are searching for classmates, Jean Tucker McQuaide and Stanley Dickerson. If you know how to contact them, call Tom at 337-7494.

ETC. Historical Society’s Gift Shop The Seaford Historical Society’s Gift Shop is pleased to announce that they will be selling jewelry made by Cindy Cole. Cindy moved to Seaford in 1976 and taught at West Seaford School. She met and married her husband, Charles Cole, a 1964 graduate of Seaford High School, and they currently reside in Bethel. All of her jewelry is made with sterling

Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Stories of Old-Time Laurel The Laurel Historical Society’s Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on “Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel” at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a nonmember to join them for this interesting presentation. The date is Wednesday, Nov. 29. The program will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.

Read Aloud training Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 8562527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

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ELECTION ’06 Political Issues & Answers Candidates for statewide and local offices were given an opportunity to respond to our survey. Their responses are reprinted here verbatim to help voters learn more about them and their ideas. We encourage readers to take time to learn all they can about the candidates for office and to vote on Tuesday, November 7.

United States Senator Tom Carper Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? We are at a critical point in our nation’s history. I want to go back to Washington to put America on the right track and help solve some of our greatest challenges, such as making America safer and more secure, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, restoring fiscal responsibility, combating global warming and curbing the rising cost of health care. I’ve alTom Carper ways believed that it doesn’t matter if it’s a Democratic idea or a Republican idea, so long as it’s a good idea. In Delaware, we live by that motto, and I’m hopeful that Washington will someday follow in our footsteps. What do you feel is the top issue facing the Nation? How will you address this issue? We must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to protect America from our enemies. Whether it’s fighting the enemy overseas or keeping America secure at home, we need policies that are both tough AND smart. But we also must ensure that America is strong both militarily and economically. America is stronger when its fiscal house is in order, and when government at all levels promotes a nurturing environment for job creation and preservation. Finally, we have a responsibility to leave the world a better place for future generations. We must make decisions now to head off the biggest challenges of tomorrow, whether it’s global warming, clean air, or preserving our natural resources. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I have worked to serve the people of Delaware -- and the nation -- for more than thirty years, in the Navy, as state treasurer, as Congressman, as Governor, and now as U.S. Senator. I have a proven track record of fighting for what I believe in, putting progress ahead of politics, and

getting real results for Delaware and the rest of the country.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? Our problem is not with refining capacity, but rather with growing demand for foreign oil. Refining capacity in the U.S. has increased over by 6 percent the past decade, and there are currently projects moving forward that will boost refining capacity. We should focus on reducing demand for oil by developing alternative energy sources, providing incentives for hybrids, clean diesel and biofuels, and developing hydrogen fuel cells. Should the federal government provide a national health care plan? We need a combination of smart solutions to control health care costs and expand coverage. I’ve supported legislation that would encourage small businesses to pool their resources, enabling them to cut costs and buy health care insurance for their employees.

North Korea should be one of our top priorities. I have urged the President to work closely with our allies and other countries to develop a diplomatic approach that sends the right signal to others who appear to be on a similar path, such as Iran, and that succeeds in demonstrating to North Korea that the international community is united in condemning their action. That diplomatic approach should include direct engagement with North Korea.

Biographical Information Thomas R. Carper Hometown: Wilmington Education: University of Delaware, MBA, 1975; Ohio State University, B.A., Economics, 1968 Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve (ret., Captain), 1973-91; Naval Flight Officer, 1968-73 Family: Married to the former Martha Ann Stacy; two sons, Christopher and Ben Elective Experience: U.S. Senator (2001-current); Governor of Delaware (1993-2001); House of Representatives (1983-1993); Delaware State Treasurer (1977-83)

Jan Ting Republican Party

threatens all the institutions we care about, our public schools, our health care system, our criminal justice system, and our environment. Carper’s amnesty is wrong because it rewards law-breaking, makes fools of law-abiding immigrants waiting outside for their turn to immigrate legally, and encourages others to violate our laws. Before dealing with illegals in the U.S. we must first secure our borders deploying what we know works, a border fence. Second, we must make our immigration laws enforcible, including employer sanctions, and demonstrate our political will to actually enforce our laws. Then the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. will gradually decline, both through deportations and voluntary departures. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? Senator Carper is wrong on amnesty and Social Security credit for illegal aliens. He’s wrong to take financial contributions from special interests and lobbyists like Jack Abramoff’s law firm and clients. He’s wrong to oppose term-limits for Senators. He’s wrong to concentrate on his own re-election when Social Security, Medicare, and our health care system are heading for a train wreck. He was wrong to cast the deciding vote against the Flag Protection Amendment. He was wrong to vote against Judge Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. His power-ranking is 96th lowest among 100 Senators on the non-partisan website . Jan Ting is endorsed by the Delaware Fraternal Order of Police as the better choice for Delaware.

Should we keep a military presence in Iraq? We need to change course by making clear to the Iraqi people that we don’t intend to stay forever and that we expect them to and take control over their country’s security. I believe we should begin a phased redeployment of U.S. troops beginning sometime next year, though I do not believe we should have a specific timetable for withdrawal.

Why are you interested in holding this office? I want to fix what’s broken in Washington. Both Democrats and Republicans have ignored illegal immigration for years. Five years after 9/11 our borders remain open and thousands enter illegally every night. Senator Carper’s wrong to vote for amnesty and Social Security credit for illegal aliens. He collects millions of dollars in campaign contributions Jan Ting from special interests and lobbyists like Jack Abramoff’s law firm and Jack Abramoff’s out-of-state Indian casino clients. He runs a PAC to collect additional contributions. He was for term limits once, but he’s not now. Social Security, Medicare, and our health care system are all headed for a train wreck while he concentrates on his re-election.

Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? Yes.

Should we take a firmer stand to stop North Korea’s nuclear bomb ambitions? Stopping the nuclear ambitions of

What is the top issue facing the Nation? How will you address it? Illegal immigration, because of Congressional neglect, is out of control, and

Should we keep a military presence in Iraq? No. We should stay only long enough to fulfill our commitment to the Iraqi peo-

Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? I have voted for legislation to ban partial birth abortions, with very limited exceptions. I believe a women’s right to choose should prevail until a fetus is viable outside of the womb. Once that point is reached, the state has an interest in protecting the potential life. In cases of advanced pregnancies where a woman’s life or health is seriously endangered, limited exceptions can be made.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? Yes. Should the federal government provide a national health care plan? Yes, but only if it’s understood that rationing of health care under the plan will necessarily result.



ple who risked their lives to vote three times last year in free elections in higher percentages than we do here in Delaware, and to insure that no part of Iraq becomes a failed state from which terrorists can launch attacks against the U.S. Should we take firmer action to stop North Korea’s nuclear bomb ambitions? Yes. Our contingency planning must offer various policy options for responding to North Korean threats.

Biographical Information Jan Ting Hometown: Wilmington Education: J.D. Harvard Law School, Harvard University 1975; M.A. (Asian Studies) University of Hawaii East-West Center 1972; B.A. (History) Oberlin College 1970 Family: Married for 35 years to Helen, my first and only spouse. She is a Christiana Care physician. We have two daughters: Meg, age 28, a physician like her mother; and Mary, age 21, a college student. Both of my parents were immigrants from China who came to the U.S. as students in the 1930’s. My father served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received his U.S. citizenship while on active duty in France in 1945. Employment: Professor of Law, Widener and Temple Universities. Elective Experience: I am an ordinary citizen, not a professional politician, and I have never before held or sought elective office. I have served in appointed office as Chairman of the Delaware State Personnel Commission and as Assistant Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice.

William E. Morris Libertarian

Why are you interested in holding this office? I won’t be elected, but I can point out the failure of Democrat and Republican members of Congress to address the baby boomer retirement problem. Instead of paying down the debt, they have increased it to almost $30,000 per citizen. At this late date, big cuts in spending are needed to prepare for when there will be only two workers per retiree. Morris As examples, I propose ending federal grants ($426 billion in 2005) and abolishing the federal Department of Education ($71 billion in 2005). Federal grants produce extravagant overspending and reduce tate government flexibility. I believe education would be improved by abolishing the federal Department of Education. What do you feel is the top issue facing the Nation? How will you address this issue? The top issue is bipartisan irresponsibility in ignoring the baby boomer retirement problem. I call attention to this issue in the hope that voters will tell the politicians to be more responsible. In addition, here are two of six ways to improve the lives of Americans. Replacing the cumbersome income tax with The Fair Tax, a non-regressive national sales tax, will improve the economy.

The War on Drugs should be ended because it does more harm than good. I have a list of 13 kinds of harm it does. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? Voters who are not extremely committed to voting for Jan Ting or Tom Carper should vote for me. Politicians pay attention to vote totals. If I receive an unexpectedly large vote total, politicians will be influenced to become more responsible.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? Yes. The federal government should make it easier for business by eliminating most of their regulations which cost each family about $8,000 per year. Should the federal government provide a national health care plan? No. A socialistic health plan would result in more over-use of health care, causing rationing and people dying while waiting for operations. Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? No. I advocate making adopting easier, and encouraging birth control to decrease the number of abortions. Should we keep a military presence in Iraq? No. We should leave within months, not years, then adopt a peaceable non-intervention foreign policy. Should we take firmer action to stop North Korea’s nuclear bomb ambitions? No. We should back off, stop the threats and leave it to nearby countries to prevent North Korean aggression.

Biographical Information William E. Morris Hometown: Wilmington Education: B.S. degree in chemical engineering Military service: None. Family: Wife, Lois and two daughters and three grandchildren who live nearby. Elective Experience: None. Ran for Congress 2004.

United States Representative Michael Castle Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office? As Governor, and now Delaware's lone Representative in the House for the last 14 years, I have a strong history of getting things done for Delaware and I have succeeded in passing effective legislation into law in every term I have served in Congress. Because of my record, I have been Castle widely recognized as one of the most influential people in Washington and I have used my seniority to protect the Dover Air Force Base, secure funding for federally qualified community health centers, and increase funding for Delaware ’s schools by over 68



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PAGE 34 percent. I have also fought to increase the minimum wage and strengthen important environmental laws to protect our communities for future generations. What do you feel is the top issue facing the Nation? How will you address this issue? We must focus on improving the situation in Iraq and bring our brave soldiers home as soon as possible. I intend to continue to make certain that homeland security funding is spent on the areas where it is needed most, including rail and port security, and interoperable communication for first-responders. Our government must also work with the states to increase access to healthcare for all Americans. In addition, we need a comprehensive energy reform plan that spurs investment in renewable energy research to make it more widely available to consumers. Finally, I believe strongly that education is the foundation of progress and I am dedicated to improving our schools to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? Washington can be a difficult place to get things done, but my experience and influence have consistently allowed me to challenge party leaders, work across party lines and fight for what is right. I have played a key role in writing and enacting legislation in every term that I have served in Congress, including: Vocational Education, Intelligence Reform, Child Nutrition, No Child Left Behind, Campaign Finance Reform, Balanced Budget Act, Welfare Reform, Line Item Veto, Assault Weapons Bill and the Brady Bill. This past summer, Philadelphia Magazine chose me as the best Congressman in our area, and Washingtonian Magazine recently named me the #1 bridge-building centrist in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? Yes, if refinery capacity can be expanded without compromising the environmental review and permitting process. To date, I have opposed energy bills that lacked environmental protections. Should the federal government provide a national health care plan? Universal coverage should be our goal, but we need to examine all sides of this issue and have to be very careful about transitioning from a market based to a government-run national healthcare system. Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? Yes, I voted for legislation that banned partial birth abortion and the President signed it into law in 2003. Should we keep a military presence in Iraq ? American troops should come home as soon as Iraqi’s are capable of maintaining order themselves. Should we take firmer action to stop North Korea ’s nuclear bomb ambitions? Yes, we must continue to work with our allies in the region to prevent North Korea from endangering its neighbors.

Biographical Information: Michael N. Castle Hometown: Wilmington Education: JD, Georgetown University

; BS, Economics, Hamilton College ; Tower Hill School Wife: Jane Prior political experience: Former twoterm Governor of Delaware , Lieutenant Governor, state legislator, and Deputy Attorney General. I am currently serving in my seventh term as Delaware ’s lone Member in the House of Representatives.

Dennis Spivack Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? I’m running for Congress because it’s time for a new direction in Washington. Republicans have been in control of government for four years, and their policies are wreaking havoc on the American people. For working families on stagnant salaries, retirees on fixed incomes, and small businesses and farmers, this election is about survival; survival in the face of Spivack rising health care costs and premiums, skyrocketing gas and electric, and the rising costs of other necessities. Our middle class is on the verge of being destroyed, and America is becoming a country of the “haves” and “have nots.” What do you feel is the top issue facing the nation? How will you address this issue? Iraq is the most pressing issue. As a Vietnam Veteran, I opposed the invasion from the beginning, thinking it a terrible mistake that diverted manpower and resources from the real war on terror in Afghanistan. Our brave soldiers won the war, but were never given a strategy to win the peace. Now Iraq is in civil war, and we must disengage without creating further chaos. Working with Iraqi leaders, we must develop a responsible exit strategy as they assume the lead in dealing with the violence. America cannot stay indefinitely. We must find a realistic, honorable resolution to our intervention. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? It’s time for a change in Washington. The Republican leaders in both the Presidency and Congress have failed America. We need fewer politicians in Washington and more men and women willing to be leaders, working together to solve the serious problems America faces. There is no reason we can’t return to the era of responsible budgeting, an improved economy that benefits all income groups, and America as the moral leader of the world. I will tirelessly fight for change that helps Delaware and helps America. There will be no change in Congress until we change who Delaware sends to Congress.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? No. The comprehensive energy policy America needs may likely require more domestic refineries, but they should be built according to the current regulations. Should the federal government provide a national heath care plan? With our current national debt America cannot afford universal national health care, but we can take steps immediately to help the uninsured and underinsured.

Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? No. Most late-term abortions are done out of medical necessity and I would not ban abortions that would save the health of the mother. Should we keep a military presence in Iraq? Our involvement in Iraq should be brought to a realistic and honorable conclusion that does not increase the chaos in the Middle East. Should we take firmer action to stop North Korea’s nuclear bomb ambitions? Yes. America must do more with our allies and other countries in the region to make North Korea stop its production of nuclear weapons.

Biographical information Dennis Spivack Hometown: Wilmington Education: Law degree University of Michigan Law School 1975 B.A University of Pennsylvania 1969 Military service: Combat Information Center Officer U.S. Navy 1969-1972 Family: Married once, to Marcia Spivack, with two daughters, Emily and Lauren. Elective experience: Never ran or held elective office, but supported and volunteered for political campaigns and the Delaware Democratic Party for decades.

Karen Hartley-Nagle Independent

Why are you interested in holding this office?

I believe in our Democracy and public service. I’m especially concerned about preserving, and protecting your constitutional rights, civil liberties and opportunity to live in peace and prosperity in material and spiritual pursuit of the American Dream – a nice house, quality-oflife, rising standard of living and open opportunity. That’s why we need a livable wage, Hartley-Nagle clean environment, safe streets, affordable health care, educational excellence, affordable energy, comprehensive immigration reform, modern infrastructure, an open accountable government with meaningful ethics reform for all Americans. As Delaware’s first Congresswoman, I will work tirelessly to truly protect our long-term National security through the pursuit of wise foreign policy, energy independence, advanced economic, educational and environmental policy. What do you feel is the top issue facing the Nation? The culture of Corruption and Congress’s lack of accountability to the people of this nation is by far the top issue. This culture plaguing Congress allows lobbyists and special interests to buy access to our elected representatives. It allows Congressmen to abuse their power, the public trust and make sexual overtures towards their teenage pages without scrutiny or accountability. The culture of corruption that allows re-election, personal and political gain to trump the public good is the umbrella issue that threatens the very essence of our democracy and weakens Congress' ability to resolve issues that af-

Re-Elect Howard Clendaniel

Sussex County Register of Wills November 7th

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MORNING STAR ✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006 fect you – such as; an exit plan for the war in Iraq, securing our borders, growing the economy, a livable wage, the lack of affordable healthcare, a comprehensive immigration policy, the skyrocketing cost of energy prices quality education and a healthy environment.

three daughters; 16, 10, 9 and 7 Elective Experience: Ran for Delaware State Senate, District 17 as an Independent Party of Delaware's Candidate in 2004 Political affiliation: Democrat, endorsed by the Independent Party of Delaware (Independent Democrat “Fusion” Candidate)

How will you address this issue? We must be working in a bipartisan effort in the best interest of the people by adopting meaningful ethics reform, pursue open and accountable government and reform campaign finance to confront the culture of corruption that exists in Washington. I will shine a bright light on public officials and lobbyists who prefer to work behind closed doors and will insist that members of Congress are held to the highest standards of conduct. When elected, I will lead an effort to address corruption in Washington, ensuring that Representatives are acting in the public interest, not for their own personal benefit or for the benefit of powerful and influential special interests.


Why should voters elect you over your opponent? When elected, I will work for an end to the Iraq War – a war of mismanagement and deception, foisted upon us by the Republican-dominated Congress, costing us $1.5 million per week, complicating our multi-trillion national debt, creating more terrorism and regional instability – squandering the precious lives of our fine military people through reckless foreign policy. We can’t trust a Republican Congress to keep you, your children and the nation safe when they won’t protect our teenage pages from predators in power. Our campaign has reached major political milestones and multi-partisan support on a fraction of my opponent’s expenditures through our modern centrist, diplomatic, creative bridge-building approach. I’ll take the same sense of fiscal responsibility, innovation and fairness to Washington and vote as if you were there with me – because in my heart and soul – you are… Together, we can achieve lasting positive change. It’s all about YOU.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? Yes, provided that they utilize state of the art environmental closed waste stream loop technology in place of conventional polluting processes. Should the federal government provide a national health care plan? Yes Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? Yes Should we keep a military presence in Iraq? No Should we take firmer action to stop North Korea’s nuclear bomb ambitions? Yes, provided that it does not further destabilize regional security.

Biographical Information Karen M. Hartley-Nagle Hometown: Dover Education: Attended Moore College of Art, Delaware Technical and Community College and Wilmington College for; art and design, human services and elementary education Family: Single mother of one son and

Green Party

Why are you interested in holding this office? I am interested not in holding the office nor in a political career, but in gaining access to make changes that will benefit society. The most important change I wish to make and the motivation for my accepting the invitation of the Green Party to seek their nomination is to stop the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan and prevent all future wars Berg of aggression. I am committed to changing US foreign policy from wars of aggression and economic domination to the United States that my parents knew and loved, one that not only went to diplomacy first, but also to one that exhausted all avenues of diplomacy before choosing war as an answer to conflict with other nations or groups within those nations. What do you feel is the top issue facing the Nation? How will you address this issue? Obviously, I feel that stopping the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan and preventing future wars of aggression are the top issue


facing this nation. Immediately, completely and unconditionally I would withdraw not only all troops from these countries, but also all contractors, journalists and any other Americans not wanted by the people whose land they occupy. People worry about civil war; that civil war between those who support their invaders and those who oppose them started at least back at the time that the rapes, murders and torture that took place at the Abu Graib Prison became public. That civil war progresses every day killing one person in Iraq every three minutes according to the latest Johns Hopkins study, and we lose the control that will make our exit more orderly every day we wait to withdraw. My son, Nick, was only in Iraq 91 days before he was murdered. He was only in Iraq 59 days before he was abducted. Every one of those days seemed like years to me. Our presence in Iraq puts us in this country in jeopardy on our public transportation, in our shopping places, schools public buildings. How much longer do the people of Delaware and the United States want to play Russian Roulette with the lives of their children and other loved ones? Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I have three opponents and not one is calling for an immediate end to the war. In fact it is difficult to know when exactly they would end this war or under what circumstances. I stand for my position on the war issue and all other issues. I am not trying to form a platform to please the voters so that I can become a career politician. I will not change my positions, and on that you can count. I stand for something. If you disagree with me, don’t vote for me. But, if you agree with me, be assured I

will not let you down and moderate my views once elected. I will put them into action by writing, sponsoring, supporting and voting for legislation to end the war, guarantee single-payer universal healthcare (HR 676), a livable wage, affordable housing, a secure social security, and the maintenance of our public schools, our infrastructure and our planet.

The issues Should the federal government make it easier for more refineries to be opened? No! We should switch oil exploration and production incentives to those who research, develop and manufacture sustainable forms of energy or devices to capture sustainable energy. Should the government provide a national health care program? Yes! The legislature should pass HR 676 which calls for single-payer, affordable and universal health care. Would you vote to ban partial birth abortions? Yes, I would vote to ban any abortion after the second trimester unless the life of the mother were at risk. Should we keep a military presence in Iraq? No! This war is too costly. Bring the troops home today! Should we take firmer action to stop North Korea’s nuclear bomb ambitions? Yes! We should offer to disarm ourselves and insist that the North Koreans, the Europeans, Russians, Israelis, Iranians, Indians and all other nations do the same.



“GROWING RESPONSIBLY” I understand that to grow responsibly, our government must continue to charge developers for the growth that is occurring in Sussex County. Recently, I have championed the following initiatives to accomplish this. • Passed an ordinance to create a developer subsidized housing program in order to create more affordable housing without using taxpayer dollars. • Passed an ordinance to charge developers for density with money being used to preserve open space, agriculture lands and to purchase land for public recreation uses. • Passed an ordinance to require open space in cluster developments which will be permanently preserved for future generations.

Additionally, I support transfer and impact fees which have collected hundreds of millions of dollars to build wastewater treatment systems that protect our environment, created public safety programs to protect our families and funded community organizations which improves our quality of life. Much more needs to be done. It is my hope that the County Council will soon look at the additional role it could play in school funding. I would like to continue my service to Sussex County and would appreciate your support.

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Who Has The Best Agenda For You and Delaware’s Future?

Tom Carper is a strong, independent leader who always puts Delaware first and who always puts progress ahead of politics. Tom Carper believes that Washington politicians have forgotten how to work together for the good of the nation, and he works every day to bring people together so that we can build a stronger America together. • Defending America from our enemies • Reducing our dependence on foreign oil • Controlling the cost of health care • Protecting our environment and combating global warming

Dennis Spivack is a husband, father, and Navy veteran. He will be a tireless fighter for reasonable solutions to the problems facing America. Dennis will work for better access to health care and prescription drugs, increased federal support for local education, and a safe, responsible, and honorable resolution to the war in Iraq and a refocus in the war on terror. Delaware needs a Representative in Washington who will work to stop the corrupt and incompetent Republican leadership. Dennis Spivack will demand accountability and honesty from President Bush. On November 7th your vote will truly secure change for America.

The Delaware Department of Justice must be proactive not reactive — it must prevent crime, not just punish it, and above all it must protect our families from the new threats we face as a state and nation in the 21st century. Beau Biden has a plan. • A new strategy for attacking violent crime and drugs. • A Child Predator Unit dedicated to hunting down online child molesters. • A Senior Protection Strike Force to target anyone who physically hurts, exploits or cheats the elderly. • An Identity Theft Task Force to track down thieves and hackers who wreak havoc on our lives. • Protect families and children from domestic abuse by extending and aggressively enforcing Protection From Abuse orders.

“I’m running for re-election because I want to continue to ensure that our state and our residents have a sound financial footing and to make certain that our state government reflects what’s best about us as Delawareans — innovations, compassion, commitment and shared purpose.” • He created the Delaware Money School offering thousands of classes on personal finances, homeownership and small business. • He has helped thousands of working families, claim tens of millions of dollars through the Earned Income Tax Credit Program. • He saved the state government $6 million annually through his award-winning plan to save on state purchasing. • His “Health Rewards” program has helped state employees improve their health along with reducing the cost of their health care. For more information, please call

Howard Clendaniel has built an outstanding record of service to the citizens of Sussex County. As Chairman of Delaware Electric, a former six-term state representative, member of legislative leadership and respected community leader, Howard Clendaniel has helped the Register of Wills Office build a reputation for efficient, capable and competent performance. Clendaniel lives near Georgetown where he owns and operated a grain and poultry farm. “It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Delaware. The Register of Wills Office will continue to offer efficient and courteous service that the residents have become accustomed to when working with wills and estates.” With your help and support, these professional services will continue.

Many people approached me with concerns of “Out of Controlled Development” in Western Sussex County. Therefore, I felt a need for involvement to help protect, preserve and control development that has gotten out of control. I have no connections with real estate boards or agencies. I am not in the back pockets of developers. If people like the way development is being handled in Western Sussex County and surrounding areas, then the voters should vote for my opponent. If they don’t then they should vote for me on November 7. I can be reached at: 9751 Irene Ave., Laurel, DE 19956

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The Mission of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office must be returned to “delivering services in an efficient and professional manner.” Eric Swanson will honor the citizens trust by restoring good relations with the County Council Swanson will install user friendly policies for all Sussex citizens and return to our mandate of promptly serving all warrants required of the office. Cooperation with local and state police departments is a priority. Swanson is ready, willing and able to exercise law enforcement duties if authorized by the County Council. He is endorsed by Delaware State Police Association and the Sussex County Democratic Committee. Vote for a change.


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Biographical Information Michael S. Berg Hometown: Wilmington Education: BA: English Literature, M.Ed. Education. ++ Military Service: none Family: three children, one (very new) grandchild, one dog Elective Experience: I have no experience in getting elected, but 35 years in public education has taught me to value and respect all people.

Attorney General Beau Biden Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? The office of Attorney General comes with great responsibility and great obligation, but it also comes with a great deal of potential to make Delaware a fundamentally safer, better place. I will make the necessary changes to attack 21st Century Crime with 21st Century solutions. I will implement Community Prosecution, a proven method to reduce violent crime; Biden a Child Predator Unit to keep pedophiles from reaching our kids; an Identity Theft Task Force to safeguard our identities; and a Senior Protection Strike Force to give senior abuse victims a voice. What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? In 2005, Delaware gained the troubling distinction of becoming the 6th most violent state in the nation. We can change that with Community Prosecution, a powerful crime-fighting method already working to reduce violent crime in 47 states. Recognizing that a small percentage of criminals commit most of the crime, Community Prosecution puts prosecutors into the community to work hand-in-glove with the police and community leaders who know who the worst criminals are. Prosecutors are armed with the information to identify the bad guys, the resources and expertise to swiftly catch them, and the knowledge to successfully prosecute and punish them. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I have both the breadth of experience

and the vision to modernize the Department of Justice for the 21st Century. From a Federal Prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, to a JAG Officer in the Delaware Army National Guard, I have the experience necessary to lead, but I also have a plan to make Delaware safer. Business as usual has made us the 6th most violent state, 16th worst for identity theft and long overdue in measures against child predators and those who abuse seniors. We can make our state better, but only with tough, innovative solutions.

Biographical Information Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III Hometown: Wilmington Education: Archmere Academy; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Syracuse University College of Law Military Service: Captain in the Delaware Army National Guard, serving in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, assigned to the 261st Signal Brigade in Smyrna. Family: Married to Hallie Biden, 2year-old daughter and 7-month-old son Elective Experience: None

Ferris Wharton Republilcan

Why are you interested in holding office? I am interesting in being your Attorney General because I am the only candidate who has prosecuted criminals in Delaware and the only candidate with a plan to better protect Delaware. For over 25-years I prosecuted child predators, burglars, and murders. My professional life has been dedicated to standing up for victims and prosecuting criminals. As Attorney General, I Wharton will fight child predators by implementing my Protecting Delaware’s Child plan, I will help fight violent crime by targeting the worst offenders and by creating a homicide unit made of specially trained prosecutors. What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? The top issue facing the State of Delaware is crime. Whether it be violent crime, crime against children, or petty crimes, I have a viable plan that will help protect all Delawareans. My Protecting Delaware’s Children plan will strengthen the laws to keep child

predators behind bars and help educate parents of the dangers of child predators both online and on the playground. My Violent Crime plan will create a list of the worst offenders and I will assign prosecutors to stay on top of these criminals. I will also create a homicide unit and assign the most elite prosecutors to handle the most difficult crimes. I know how to do this because for over 25 years I spent my professional life dedicated to making Delaware a safer place to live. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I am the only candidate who has ever stood up for a victim in Delaware. My opponent ideas, but none of them do enough to make Delaware safe. My opponent wants to rename a unit to protect children from predators, I want to strengthen the laws, and make substantive changes to protect Delaware’s children. My opponent wants to implement a crime plan based of Detroit, the murder capital of the world. I have a plan that makes Delaware safer by targeting the worst offenders and making sure the toughest prosecutors prosecute the toughest criminals. My plan is more than talk, it based on over 25 years of prosecutorial experience on ways we can make Delaware a safer state.

Biographical Information Ferris W. Wharton Hometown: Wilmington Education: BA Univeristy of Delaware, ’74,. JD, University of Illinois College of Law, ’78.

State Treasurer Jack Markell Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? Over the past eight years, I’ve worked diligently to improve government efficiency, promote financial literacy, shape public policy, and be a watchful guardian of taxpayer dollars. But there is much more left to do to protect and improve the quality of life here in Delaware . I want to continue to combine the experience I’ve gained in the business world Markell and as your State Trea-

surer with bold, creative policies and a passion for public service. What do you feel is the top issue facing the State? The top issue facing our state is securing the future of Delaware ’s finances in the face of a variety of threats to our existing revenue streams. As is the case across the country, jobs are moving overseas. This trend requires vigilance and creative thinking to ensure Delawareans become players in the new global economy, rather than victims of it. At the same time, Delaware ’s population is aging as retirees move to our state, attracted by low property taxes and a high quality of life. This trend will impact our schools, our health care system, and the way we use our land. How will you address this issue? The key to dealing with these changes is to recognize that we are at a turning point—if we continue “business as usual,” Delaware risks being left behind by this new economy. We in the public sector must join forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to anticipate and adapt to these changes. In addition, through my many conversations with business leaders, union leaders and entrepreneurs, I know that quality schools are essential to attracting and retaining successful businesses in Delaware . I believe improving public education should be at the top of our agenda, as should giving more people access to health care and improving our progressive tax policies. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? The main element of my opponent’s platform is elimination of the Treasurer’s office. I think Delaware deserves a State Treasurer who is an active advocate for taxpayers and an independent voice for responsible government. In my eight years in office, I’ve worked hard to be this kind of State Treasurer, and there’s a record to prove it. But there’s still more work to be done. Among other things: • I want to make contributions to college savings accounts tax deductible. • I want to continue to develop the municipal finance forums that help local finance officials throughout the state access the best minds and cutting edge solutions. • We should continue to build the best campaign in the country to promote the earned income tax credit.

Biographical Information Jack Markell Hometown: Newark Education: Graduate of Newark High


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MORNING STAR ✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006 School , degrees in economics and development studies from Brown University , Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago . Military service: N/A Family: Wife Carla, daughter Molly 13 and son Michael 10 Elective Experience: two terms as State Treasurer Note:Joined Nextel Communications as the 13th employee in 1989. Served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and helped launch the company to global prominence. Worked in senior management at Comcast, as a consultant for the management firm McKinsey & Company, and as a banker at First Chicago Corporation.

Esthelda R. Parker Selby Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office? I am interested in serving as State Treasurer because I want to abolish the office as it is. The State Treasurer’s office has lost its function as it originated and it is not saving taxpayer dollars in its present state of operations. It has become an office where many of the functions have been outsourced and there is much time left over to use to campaign for other offices such as Governor. I will serve the four years if necessary to fulfill my goal to abolish the position. What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? I feel that the top issue facing the Office of State Treasurer is to save dollars. As I previously stated, this office has lost its use due to outsourcing. We can save by eliminating many of the positions that can be re-directed to the Department of Finance, the Budget Office, and in the case of employee benefits, to Personnel. I will review the 23 positions in the State Treasurer’s Office and eliminate beginning with Treasurer, Deputy treasurer, Policy Advisor, a secretary, and receptionist, and Deferred Compensation Specialist. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? They should consider me because I represent the everyday hardworking people who need every penny they make to survive this world of financial hard knocks. . We are the ones who feel the crunches that society puts upon us and we are the ones who keep our nation going. Therefore, we deserve to have less taxpayer dollars wasted to provide millionaires the opportunity to move into higher offices that often forget the working masses and what they go through. The time is now to have one who knows the struggles to represent all of us.

watching over their tax dollars and ensuring that they are being spent effectively and efficiently. In just the past 4 years alone, nearly $50 million of your hard earned tax dollars have been saved, from fraud to general accounting mistakes. I know you work long and hard to pay your taxes, and I work long and hard to protect how they’re spent. I’m proud of my Office’s record, and proud to be called your financial watchdog! I look forward to continuing to serve as your State Auditor! What do you feel is a top issue facing the Office? How will you address this issue? One of the most pressing issues facing our State today, I believe, is public education. As many of you may already know, it is the responsibility of the State Auditor to audit school districts for compliance with reduced class size laws, and I believe we need to re-think the way we are building schools as a State. If we as elected officials are going to deliver on our promises of reduced class size and full-time kindergarten, then we are going to have to build A LOT MORE SCHOOLS! In keeping with that theme, I have proposed that the State of Delaware take over the design and construction of public schools. By taking over the design of schools, it gives the State an opportunity to design prototype schools allowing the educators and school district personnel more time to concentrate on public education, and less time worrying about whether or not the concrete was poured at their new school this morning. It also allows the State to better control the cost of constructing these schools, by designing buildings that can be built over and over again, using the same basic layouts, with minor modifications. I firmly believe, that using this system, and by standardizing the materials that we use in our schools (HVAC systems, electric, smart-wiring, etc.) that we can effectively save at least 30% in school construction costs. These cost savings measures help each and every one of us as taxpayers by maximizing the return on each dollar we commit to the capital expenses of public education! Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I believe the voters of Delaware should return me to Office because I continue to work hard to protect their tax dollars. I am experienced, I am independent, and I am qualified to be your State Auditor. My opponent has no background or experience in government finance and has no experience whatsoever in auditing. In these tough financial times, now is not the time for a State Auditor trainee. I remain as committed as I have ever been to pursuing fraud, waste and abuse in State Government.

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State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. Republican

Why are you interested in running for the Office of State Auditor? I am running for the office of State Auditor because I believe the taxpayers of the State of Delaware deserve a strong, independent financial watchdog


R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. Hometown: Dover State Auditor (1989 to present) 1973 Graduate of Caesar Rodney High School Associates Degree from Wesley College Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Richmond MBA from Wilmington College Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certified Government Finance Manger (CGFM) Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) No prior military service

Prior to becoming State Auditor, I was a State Bank Examiner for the office of the State Bank Commissioner and a staff member of the Delaware House of Representatives. My early career also included dedicated public service in my local community where I was a two-term Mayor of Camden.

Michael John Dalto Democrat

Dalto did not follow the format and answer the questions. His comments follow as presented. My campaign position is as follows: I want to bring the State Auditor's office in Delaware into the 21st Century to stop waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayers dollars by using current technology to perform continuous uniform real time accountDalto ing. To assist the technology, I also propose the formation of an independent Taxpayer Advisory Board to insure smart, honest, real time accounting. No longer can 20th century methods be used to stop fraud. Now, the Auditor's office must work faster and smarter. Faster is smarter in auditing to stop fraud and "sweet deals" in their tracks. Scarce funding must be protected. Credit card companies audit accounts in minutes rather than months. The State can do the same. A new proactive stance must be implemented to head off waste, fraud and abuse before it happens. Under my leadership, the State Auditor's office will become proactive

PAGE 39 rather than reactive. Politics should be removed from auditing. Emphasis must be put on preventing fraud before it happens, rather than trying to recover taxpayers money after it has been taken, that is, resulting in lengthy litigation (civil or criminal). Accountability needs to be returned to the State Auditor's office. Currently the State Auditor is not required to establish annual goals and is not accountable to an independent board on his performance to those goals. In corporate America, large public companies and organizations are required to have a board of directors to whom executive management reports, and to have an independent audit committee to whom the internal audit function reports. The same concepts should apply to government to restore public confidence and trust. It is time to bring common sense reforms and controls of corporate governance to State government. Courage, Leadership, and Common Sense needs to be returned to the State Auditor's office in Delaware. Ben Franklin once said, "n ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Now is the time for change after 18 years of political auditing. We cannot afford less.

Biogrphical Information Michael John Dalto Hometown: Wilmington Employment: Planner Past Employment: Delaware Emergency Management Agency Education: Master of Arts, San Francisco University, San Francisco, California 1970; Bachelor of Arts, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 1968. Elective Experience: None


Many people approached me with concerns of “Out of Controlled Development” in Western Sussex County. Therefore, I felt a need for involvement to help protect, preserve and control development that has gotten out of control. I have no connections with real estate boards or agencies. I am not in the back pockets of developers. If people like the way development is being handled in Western Sussex County and surrounding areas, then the voters should vote for my opponent. If they don’t then they should

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19th Senatorial Thurman Adams, Jr. Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office: I am the only member of the Senate involved in agribusiness and I feel that it is very important for the interests of Delaware’s farming community to be represented. Also, it has meant a lot to me to serve the people of my district over the years and I feel there is still a lot of good work I can do for our area. Adams What do you feel is the top issue facing the State? How will you address this issue? I don’t think there is just one major issue. Several of the most pressing issues are the need for additional funding for necessary highway and road improvements, continuing the work of improving our public schools, and fixing Delaware’s workers compensation law. A lot of people don’t realize what an important factor the cost of workers compensation coverage is in keeping the companies we have now and attracting new ones to Delaware. We need to ensure that our workers get the help they need and that employers can afford workers compensation coverage for their employees at a reasonable rate.

Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I am the only senator from Sussex County to serve in the senate leadership, I’m the only one involved in a business related to agriculture and one of the few with small business experience. I also feel that my years of experience in the senate allow me to better serve the people of the 19th District.

The issues Would you support a school voucher system? I would have to see exactly how a voucher system would work, but I’m not necessarily opposed to it. Should the state set limits on the amount that can be awarded in malpractice lawsuits? Yes. A major problem facing our state right now is the rapidly expanding cost of medical malpractice insurance for our hospitals and our doctors. A reasonable limit would help to control this cost. Do you favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion? Yes. Do you support the death penalty? Yes. Should Delaware have tougher penalties for those convicted of crimes against children? Yes. We need to be as tough as possible against people who commit these kinds of offenses.

Biographical Information Thurman Adams, Jr. Hometown: Bridgeville Education: Graduate of Bridgeville High School and the University of Delaware (B.S. in Ag. Education) Military Service: None Family: Widower, Children: Three chil-

dren (one of whom is deceased). Grandchildren Seven grandsons. Great-Grandchildren: One great-grandson, one great-granddaughter. Elective Experience: First elected to the Delaware State Senate in 1972, have served continuously since then.

Matthew A. Opaliski Independent

Why are you interested in holding this office ? I am running for the State Senate because I believe that Delawareans should demand and expect nothing less than leaders with positive energy, bold new ideas and unrestrained hope. Leaders that make themselves accessible to the public, leaders that are unwavering in the face of criticism, steadfast when conOpaliski fronted with adversity, and committed to building a better State for the sake of everyone, but while sacrificing no one. I fully accept these demands and as your 19th District State Senator I will work hard to see that they are met. What do you feel is the top issue facing the State ? How will you address the issue ? Growth and Development – Growth is inevitable, unmanaged growth without the foresight and planning to implement the needed infrastructure to support that growth is what has brought us to where we are today. There are a multitude of positives that accompany growth, however, starting right now, we must work to find solutions that lessen the negative aspects that also accompany growth, i.e., the overcrowding of our roads, the overloading of emergency services, schools, etc. Generally, as a rule of thumb the duties surrounding land use and growth management have been left to the Counties, respectively. This old way of doing things has done the collective majority a disservice. Planning for the future of those who have been here, and for those who are still on their way in has been seriously lacking. Growth will continue, houses will be built, and more individuals will become Delaware residents – those are a given. Failing to develop a comprehensive plan now, as we have in the past, will surely result in more of the same. The State must play a role in managed growth and land use issues when the Counties will not. We need to develop a working relationship between the State and the Counties that seeks to direct growth to areas that can handle it, areas where infrastructure is already in place. We need plans that seek to promote redevelopment of older areas and to curb sprawl. These are good concepts that deserve to be developed and implemented for the sake all Delawareans. Proper planning, coupled with Impact Fees to ensure there is infrastructure funding for future development are past due. The time to end the rhetoric and to act as responsible stewards for our future is now. Why should voters elect you over your opponent ? As Delawareans we all have something at stake when it comes to the future of the State, what direction we will take, and what the best methods are to get there. We as voters should be informed when we head to the polls, and we should know one of two things – We’re either satisfied with

the status quo because things are running fine, or we want to make a change because we realize that we will never be able to solve the problems that we face using the same tired and stale thought processes that were in place when the problems began. My opponent has held a seat in the State Senate for 34 years, longer than I have been alive. Many of those years he has held a leadership post in the Senate, and it can be said with absolute certainty that whatever the problems that we face which require a legislative remedy, he has been there, year after year after year. As you head to the polls on November 7th, are you satisfied with the status quo?

The issues Would you support a school voucher program? Yes Should the State set limits on the amount that can be awarded in malpractice lawsuits ? Yes Do you favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion ? Yes Do you support the death penalty ? Yes Should Delaware have tougher penalties for those convicted of crimes against children ? Yes

Biographical Information Name: Matthew A. Opaliski Hometown: Greenwood Education: George Washington – Phila.,


Pa Military Service: None Family: Wife of 12 years, Ivy – 4 children, Devin (11), Nathaniel (9), Alexandra (5), Chandler (3) Elective experience: Ran for State Senate in 2002 Website:

35th Representative J. Benjamin Ewing Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office? I am interested in holding this office to continue to provide legislative service to constituents and answer their questions. What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? Ewing The top issues affecting the people of this state are: the cost of hospitalization, to help provide relief for those who have no coverage; environment protection; and cost of worker’s compensation.

The issues Would you support a shool voucher system? I would support a school voucher system, should the school system require it. Need to see legislation. Should the state set limits on the



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MORNING STAR ✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006 amount that can be awarded in malpractice lawsuits? Malpractice lawsuits are determined by an established committee of hospital administrators, physicians and legislation-attorneys. Do you favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion? Yes, I favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion. Do you support the death penalty? Yes, I support the death penalty. Should there be tougher penalties for crimes against children? Yes, there should be tougher penalties for those convicted of crimes against children.

Biographical Information J. Benjamin Ewing Bridgeville Education: 3-1/2 years college Military Service: 3 years U.S. Marine Corp, serving in Korea Family: Widower - three children, nine grandchildren. Elective Experience: Elected 10 times to House of Representatives. Note: Ewing is running unopposed.

39th Representative Daniel Short Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office? As a lifelong resident of Sussex Coun-

ty, I am concerned about some of the tough issues that face us in our near future. I want to continue my public service and serve in the Delaware House of Representatives to provide new energy and enthusiasm while maintaining excellence in government. My experience from my elected and appointed positions and my business knowledge give me a unique perspective Short that I can take to Dover. What do you feel is the top issue facing the State? How will you address this issue? There are several very important issues facing us but the economy is the biggest. The western side of Sussex County needs full time jobs with full time benefits. It is as simple as that. The continued downsizing and now the sale of the Dupont plant has had a dramatic change in our employment opportunities on the western side of the county. It is my vision that we should attract suitable businesses to our area to occupy the business parks that exist and change the trend that now is focused on Route 13 as part time positions without the security of any benefits. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? Experience counts in Dover. As Mayor, I have been to Legislative Hall and I have met with our State’s leaders on both side of the aisle to get things done. They know me and they know I am willing to put aside partisan politics to get results. I also

bring to the table my experience as a small businessman, insurance agent, volunteer firefighter and fire chief. I look forward to the opportunity to service. I want this job. I filed early for this office. It was my decision to run. My opponent was recruited by his political party.

The issues Would you support a voucher system? No, vouchers may deplete the public schools of students. If we fix our public schools and make them the best, vouchers and other options become less important. Should the state set limits on the amounts that can be awarded in malpractice lawsuits? I would want significant evidence and statistics to prove that it would make an impact on the cost of such things as malpractice insurance. Do you favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion? Yes, I do favor parental notification and think the best support we can offer is that of close family ties and involvement. Do you support the death penalty? Yes, I do support the death penalty. Should Delaware have tougher penalties for those convicted of crimes against children? Yes, Delaware should have the toughest laws in the country when it comes to crimes against our children. There is no room for leniency here.


Dr. Richard J. Sternberg Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? I feel that I can bring a great deal to the legislature on the healthcare and educational issues. As a physician and concerned individual I want to see a solution to the problem of the approximately 100,000 Delawareans, including about 3000 in our district, that have no healthcare coverage. I am very concerned Sternberg how we have had and will continue to have massive development without first solving the need for infrastructure improvements and repairs to support the increased population and traffic, to insure that current residents don’t have to pay for the hidden and not so hidden costs of development, and to preserve and protect our environment and farm lands. What do you feel is the top issue facing the State? Ultimately the top issue facing Delaware or any state is to how to preserve, protect, and improve the quality of life for all its residents. Nevertheless, this can mean different things to different people and different reasons. For a retiree on a fixed or limited budget or someone whose job has no or little health benefits, this means how to afford their medications and health care. For a person with school age children this could mean having good schools and educational opportunities. For

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PAGE 42 others it means protecting our environment and communities and preventing development that infringes on the ability of the community to support it. How will you address this issue? I will work for access to health care for all citizens including receiving the prescribed medicines and treatments. I would offer legislation that would allow these families to buy into the state program on a sliding scale. I will work to change No Child Left Behind into No Child Left Uneducated and see that job and career training is available especially in the areas that Seaford and Delaware need. I will support legislation to protect farms, to require that development pays for the infrastructure, and that protects the Nanticoke and its water shed so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy it. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I have the skills, training, and experience to be an effective legislator. I was trained to evaluate problems, break them down to their component parts, and formulate solutions. Then I mentally, and sometime experimentally, test these solutions before putting them into full scale production. I also very readily admit when my solution doesn’t work so as to get on with solving the problem and not trying to hide the failure. I am bluntly honest with my opinions and my reasons for them. I will, and have, foregone my personal best interests when there is someone else’s welfare or a basic principle of our democracy at stake.

The issues Would you support a school voucher system? No. Not unless it also improved the public school system and its funding. The government is responsible for public education. Should the state set limits on the amount that can be awarded in malpractice lawsuits? Yes, for certain circumstances. Punitive damages only if disregard for health of the patient or for criminal behavior. Full coverage of loss and reasonable amounts for pain and suffering. Do you favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion? Yes, if there is notification to parents for teens seeking other medical procedures. As a physician I feel that the concept of requiring informed consent must be consistent. Do you support the death penalty? Yes. But I would require irrefutable evidence before a death sentence. Since DNA testing many convicted death row inmates have been found innocent.

Should Delaware have tougher penalties for those convicted of crimes against children? Yes. All crimes of violence need tough penalties but children (and the disabled and elderly) need greater protection since they have few ways of protecting themselves.)

Biographical Information Richard J. Sternberg, M.D. Hometown: New York Education: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY, 1970 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, B.S. 1974 State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, M.D. 1978 New York Medical College, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1983 Average 50 Hours of Continuing Medical Education per year since 1983 Self Study in American History Concentrating on Presidential History, Revolutionary and Post Revolutionary Periods Military service: Registered with the Selective Service System April 16, 1971 (my 18th birthday), never called Family: Live with my two daughters, Marisa age 18 and Jenna age 16 in Seaford. One brother, Doug. Parents Nadine and Donald, retired. Elective Experience: None in government. Have served as a member of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Medical Malpractice Review Panel. 1991-1999. Have also served on Delaware Department of Education, State Parents Advisory Panel and concurrently on executive committee, 2003-2005. Left to run for Seaford School District Board.

my responsibility as a State Representative seriously. I believe the citizens of the 40th District deserve a committed and dedicated legislator. Since first elected, I have not missed a day of session. What do you feel is the top issue facing the state? How will you address this issue? Over development has placed a tremendous burden on the State of Delaware in terms of infrastructure, especially our roads. Due to funding problems the Transportation Trust Fund lacks the necessary monies to complete current projects. It is important that all road projects currently in the pipeline be reviewed and prioritized based on public safety not only for our citizens but for the countless visitors that cross our state yearly. This fund must be restored to full funding, but to do this changes in how we fund the administrative costs for the Department of Transportation including the Division of Motor Vehicles should be returned to the General Fund for payment. Monies within the Transportation Trust Fund must be used for road enhancements and projects only. The use of consultants must be also re-evaluated to trim costs. Why should the voters elect you over your opponent? I am running unopposed this election. I thank the voters for having confidence in m ability to serve as your State Representative. i appreciate your support, encouragement and willingness to share your thoughts and ideas with me. Together we can continue to make a difference in Dover for the 40th District.

The issues

40th Representative Clifford G. ‘Biff’ Lee Republlican

Why are you interested in holding this office? I have served in the House of Representatives since 1990 and currently, hold the office of Majority Whip. My role as a State Representative from the beginning Biff Lee has been to represent the interests and the concerns of the citizens of the 40th District fairly and equitably in Dover. I also view this position as a means to assist the citizens of this area with problems and issues relative to state government. As a former Delaware State Police Officer, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the public in this capacity and take

Would you support a shool voucher system? No. Should the state set limits on the amount that can be awarded in malpractice lawsuits? Yes, limits should be set. Malpractice awards are forcing many reputable and reliable physicians to either cut back their practice or to stop practicing all together.

Register of Wills Howard Clendaniel Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? I love serving the public. I am honest and trustworthy and committed to the people of Sussex County.


What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? Growth is the largest challenge Sussex County currently is facing. Many people are choosing to retire here because of our quality of life. Thus the number of wills being processed each year has increased. AS your Register of Wills, I will continue to man-

age the office to provide the same courteous and professional manner when working with wills and estates. Improving and updating the technology needed to meet the demands of this office is important to me and my opponent, but we differ on how technology should be implemented. I believe that due to the in depth details of each individual will and estate, it is better to have someone provide you with personal help ad assistance to complete the necessary forms to settle estates, rather than posting forms, which vary depending on the individual case. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I am honest, trustworthy and committed to the people of Sussex County.

Biographical Information Howard A. Clendaniel Hometown: Georgetown Education: Georgetown High School



THURMAN ADAMS IS ONE OF THE BEST One of the most respected legislators in Delawa our own Senator Thurman Adams has been chosen by his fellow senators to be President P Tempore, the chief executive officer of the Sena As the leader of the Senate, Thurman is well placed to get things done for our area.

Do you favor parental notification for teens seeking an abortion? Yes, absolutely.

As the only member of the Senate who is involv in agriculture, Thurman has been a strong voice for Delaware’s farmers. He works hard to make our public schools better. He has also been a great supporter of our towns, bringing home sta funds for streets and other needs year after yea

Biographical Information

Please support the 19th District’s

Clifford G. “Biff Lee Hometown: Laurel Education: Graduate of Laurel High School and Delaware State Police Academy. Military Service: U.S. Air Force. Family: two sons, Brad and Brent; three grandchildren. Elective Experience: Member of the Laurel Town Council; State Representative 1990 to present time.


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MORNING STAR ✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006 Military Service: N/A Family: Clendaniel is happily married to wife, Debbie, and has two married daughters, Karen Smith and Sara Baker, and one grandson, Jeffrey. Elective experience • Three terms as Register of Wills. • Six terms in House of Representatives (Majority Whip, Agriculture Committee chairman, Banking, Insurance, Joint Finance, Administrative Services committees) • Current chairman Board of Directors for Delaware Electric Cooperative.

David L. Wilson Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office? I truly enjoyed my service as Register in Chancery from 1992 to 2000, helping people navigate the courts and working closely with the chancellor, and believe I have much to offer in the office of Wilson Register of Wills. What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? This office needs to be moved to the 21st century with modern technology where my number one priority is customer service. When families are faced with these issues at a difficult time, you need to be caring and understanding, and make their experience with this office as less stressful as possible. We need to improve the experience people have with the office. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I personally don't feel that the current officeholder spends enough time in the office to be hands on. I feel that the office has an excellent staff that will certainly respond to the direction of the registrar, in turn, making this office more user friendly. We will conduct outreach to the community with seminars to be held periodically during the day or evening, to accomodate those that could be working. We will work with funeral directors, accountants, lawyers and others to get information out to the people before they ever come to the office. I will bring responsible management back to the office. I will not be an absentee registrar. I did not run the Register in Chancery that way, and I won't run the Register of Wills that way either. The staff appreciates management that understands their needs and who helps with their concerns. The public expects service, not the runaround. With me, that's precisely what they will get.

Biographical Information David L. Wilson Hometown: Lincoln Education: High school; various professional and continuing education matters Military service: none Family: Wife, Carolyn Elective Experience: Sussex County Register in Chancery, eight years

Recorder of Deeds John Brady Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office?

My parents imparted in me a strong desire for public service I am a hands-on recorder. I personally submit the proposed budget to the County Administrator . The budget over the last three years have had, I feel, the prudent priorBrady ities necessary to make the office more efficient while preserving a conservative budget integrity. I have each year budgeted to upgrade the computer system, photocopiers and other technology to make the office more efficient. I am working on having a wireless hot-spot located in the public area for those who do research in the office. What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? Since my election in 2002, we have had an increase in filings each year by approximately 10% each year. Keeping the technology current at the lowest cost while giving good quality service to the users in the office is the biggest challenge we face today. The second challenge is the maximum utilization of the space we are allocated in the County building. With the increase of users and documents filed since 1996, when the building was opened, space is a premium. How will you address this issue? By converting the microfiche documents to digital media, one can access those documents from the computers in the public service area of the office and print those documents out without going to find a book and using a copier. We are working to add more documents to the digital database in order to make it easier to do a title search. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? There has been no general fee increase since I took office in January, 2003. The current fee structure covers the expenses in the office, and we do not currently use county tax dollars to pay for office operations. The current operating budget is a lean one, but it does cover those necessary improvements needed for the office to get the documents returned to the submitters within six weeks, while having all documents available on the in-house digital database within 72 hours of filing.

Biographical Information John F. Brady Hometown: Lewes (Angola) Education: B.A. University of Richmond, VA J. D. Widener University School of Law Program Certificate John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Military service: None Family: Single Elective Experience Sussex County Register in Chancery 2001-2003; Sussex County Recorder of Deeds 2003 to present. Note: Brady is running unopposed.

5th Council District Vance Phillips Republican

Why are you interested in holding this office?

No pursuit has given me greater opportunity to help others and I would like to continue to serve my fellow citizens. The next few years will be very important to the future as we must revise our current land use plan and hire many new top positions in the county administration. I believe I have the experience to do a good job in both of these critPhillips ical tasks. What is the top issue? How would you address it? Land use is the council's top issue and we must continue to collect fees from developers in order to relieve the burden of growth on the Sussex County taxpayer. We should charge developers for added density and put those dollars in a conservation fund to preserve open space, agriculture and recreational areas for the general public. We should develop programs that offer a diversity of housing options that can increase affordability and open space protection. In addition, sound fiscal policy is vital. It is important for the citizens of this county to appreciate the frugal nature of their county government and the need to maintain prudent spending policies in order to keep taxes low. Finally, the council must continue to properly fund public safety. Paramedics and law enforcement grants are wise use of the county's limited resources. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I believe my experience, dedication and accessibility to the public has allowed me to be an effective public servant. I have

PAGE 43 grown tremendously over the years and have come to appreciate the diverse opinions that shape the way our county is governed. Difficult decisions are presented often, decisions that have a tremendous impact on peoples' lives. We must keep economic interests in balance with our traditional quality of life; and we must seek a balance between government services and the potential tax burden that would affect every household. In this endeavor, I have always tried to keep my constituents, foremost in my mind, and given my very best effort to protect their rights while balancing the needs of our community. Leading by principle is my conviction.

Biographical information Vance Phillips Hometown: Laurel Education: Graduate of University of Delaware and Laurel High School Family: Wife of 20 years Lisa, daughters Katelyn 18, Megan 16 and Jillian 14 Elective Experience: Two terms on Sussex County Council

Harvey W Hyland, Jr. Democrat

Why are you interested in holding this office? Many people approached me with concerns of “Out of Control Development” in the Western Sussex County area. Therefore, I felt a need for involvement to Hyland help protect, preserve, and control development that has gotten out of control.

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PAGE 44 What is the top issue? How would you address it? The top issue is over development and development without proper planning with many adverse effects on our infrastructure. I will do my best to enforce developments in their respective growth levels to eliminate sprawl. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? I have no connections with real estate boards or agencies. I am not in the back pockets of developers. If people like the way development is being handled in Western Sussex County and surrounding areas, then the voters should vote for my opponent. If they don’t, then they should Vote for me, Harvey W. Hyland, Jr. on Nov. 7.

Biographical Information Harvey W. Hyland, Jr. Laurel, Delaware (Native) Education B.S. degree - Health and physical education from Delaware State College, Dover. Trade and Industry Certification from Wesley College, Dover. Safety and Driver Education Certification, Wesley College, Dover. Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Family: Married for 43 years to Moezell Hopkins Hyland and we have three children. Elective Experience: Member of Laurel School Board, Laurel.

Sussex Sheriff

ty programs, we have collaborated with AARP to provide driver safety programs to help residents with safe driving as well as the opportunity to qualify for discounts on insurance premiums. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? My accomplishments in management and leadership, make me a better choice. For the first 6 years, we have returned to the taxpayers a revenue profit of almost one-half million dollars. Our partnership with the National Child Safety Council has supplied education and literature to thousands at no cost to taxpayers. GPS systems were added to deputy’s vehicles to improve successful civil service and faster turn around time. Sheriff sales are conducted indoors, with an elaborate web site, for easier access to customers. We have hired deputies with former police training, developed an in-house training program, and participate with other police agency’s training programs.

BiographicalInformation Robert L. Reed Hometown: A native of Greenwood Education: Undergraduate in Management and Engineering at the Community College of the United States Air Force. Law enforcement certifications with, the Delaware Police Academy, the Maritime Law Enforcement School in Yorktown, VA and I am the first Sheriff, in the State of Delaware, who was selected and attended the National Sheriff’s Institute in Longmont, CO. Military Service: I served our country in the United States Air Force participating in military action for two tours in Viet Nam as well as Zaire, Namibia and Pana-


What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? The discrimination imposed by the State Police Administration who has refused to allow Sheriff’s deputies to attend the Delaware Police Academy. I will ask the legislators to change the law to allow deputy training and certification so there will be no question of liability for deputies or the public when they encounter safety risks or harm. To bring more police and safety services to a fast growing under-served County. In addition to our child and senior safe-

feelings. If elected, I will honor your trust by restoring good relations with the County Council. If and when the County Council and the people of Sussex feel that they can afford a new and separate police force under the auspices of the Sheriff, my 20 years in Law Enforcement make me highly qualified to carry out these duties.

Eric Swanson

Biographical Information


Why are you interested in holding this office? I'm interested in holding this office because I would like to clear the turmoil and confusion up between the County Council, The Police Chief's, the courts and the people of Sussex County.


What do you feel is the top issue facing the office you are seeking? How will you address this issue? The current Sheriff, in his demands for law enforcement arrest powers, has created a lack of cooperation between the Sheriff, The County Council and the law enforcement agencies. If elected, I would work with all concerned and make cooperation a keystone of my term in office. Why should voters elect you over your opponent? For seven years my opponent has been unable to persuade the County Council to meet his demands and in the process has created an atmosphere of distrust and hard

Name: Eric Swanson Hometown: Lewes Education: Graduate Delaware State Police Academy, A.A. Criminal Justice, B.S. Human Resource Management, T.&I. Teaching certificate. Military Service: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Naval Reserve, and Delaware National Guard. Family: Wife Patricia, 3 children, two daugthers in College, a son in Middle School. Elective Experience: None

Vote Tuesday November 7 The Staff at the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers encourage readers to take time to learn all they can about the candidates for office before voting on Tuesday, November 7.


Robert L. Reed Why are you interested in holding this office? To continue to provide excellence in the delivery of civil process, sheriff’s sales and safety programs for the people of Sussex County. I am passionate about the safety needs of our residents. My networking with other local police officers and sheriffs in other state counties validate that the Sheriff’s Office in Sussex County is an under-utilized agency and more could Reed be done to ensure the safety of our residents. Unlike my opponent who believes, if elected, he will report to and obey the wishes of the County Council; I on the other hand, am elected to serve the people of Sussex County.

ma. I retired after 22 years of service as a Flight Engineer. Family: I am married to Stella Reed and together we have 6 children and 10 grandchildren. Elective Experience: I was elected in 1999 and re-elected in 2002 as the Sussex County Sheriff. I am seeking my third term of office as Sheriff.


BOB REED Sussex County Sheriff

Bob Reed,our Sheriff, who demonstrates Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism, a man who Works for the People • A Proven Leader • Provided revenue surplus for taxpayers • Improved customer service • Developed educational safety programs • Hired trained police officers enhancing protection

Please remember, VOTE

Reed For Sheriff on November 7, 2006.

Biff Lee Your Full-time State Representative in the 40th District Have a concern involving state government? Call me at home: (302) 875-5119


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3 Real Estate Auctions 2 in Sussex Co. & Farm in Somerset Co., Md. Waterfront farm located on the Wicomico Creek just off the Wicomico River. Nov. 4th, 2006 at 1:47 PM – Somerset Co. Taxmap 4 Parcel 91, Princess Anne, MD

The farm is conveniently located only 3 miles off of Rt.13 on Polks Rd. Preview: Sunday Oct. 22nd 11 – 12 PM, Sunday Oct. 29th 12 – 1 PM of by appt. Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Allen Rd. (North of Princess Anne) turn West onto Allen Rd. and follow for 0.75 miles to Polks Rd. Turn left to Polks Rd. and follow for 1.9 miles to the farm on the right. Signs Posted. Description: INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Large 72 Acre +/-waterfront farm located on Wicomico Creek. The farm is located approx. 1.5 miles from the Wicomico Yacht Club and the intersection with the Wicomico River. The farm has been plated showing the perc locations. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to own this waterfront farm. The tillable acreage is currently enrolled in the CREP program. Outstanding waterfowl, whitetail deer and turkey habitat. Bidders are encouraged to walk or view the property at their convenience. Wonderful views of the creek!! Real Estate Terms: $40,000.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 90 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. The previous grantors have a 30 day first right of refusal and the property will be sold subject to said agreement. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details

Public Real Estate Auction – 7.5 Ac +/- Lot in Seaford Thursday November 9 th at 5:30 PM – Auction held onsite! Ockels Rd. & Rt. 13 in Seaford, DE - Sussex County Dist 1-32, Map 2.00 Parcel 275 Incredible 7.5 Acre +/- lot with 2,500+ feet of frontage on the Southbound Lanes of Rt. 13 Real Estate Preview: By appointment Directions: The lot is located on the Southbound lanes of Rt. 13 approx. 2.2 miles South or Rt. 20 West in Seaford, DE and 3.8 miles North of Rt. 9 East in Laurel, DE. The property is located on the North of the intersection at Ockels Rd. Signs Posted. Description: INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Approx. 7.5 Acre +/- lot with an incredible 2665’ +/of frontage on the Southbound lanes of Rt. 13 just south of Seaford. Lot currently has one billboard that is leased. The lot is conveniently located in between Seaford & Laurel, DE. The property offers prime frontage on Rt. 13 for Billboard Advertising. Real Estate Terms: $5,000.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

Absolute Real Estate Auction – Incredible Commercial Building in Laurel, DE Marshall Auctions is honored to sell the old Laurel Post Office. The property will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve and regardless of price.

Thursday November, 16th at 5:27 PM – 400 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Real Estate Preview: Nov. 6th - 5-6 PM & Nov. 12th 1-2 PM Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 13 ant Rt. 24 (in Laurel DE) turn West onto Rt. 24 and follow for 1 mile to Central Ave. Turn left onto S. Central Ave. and follow to the building. Signs Posted. Description: The Landmark Building was originally constructed as the local post office in 1935 and was renovated to state historical standards in 2002 as an office building suitable for professional businesses. The building is all brick and poured concrete, very solid. The facility offers Handicap compliant access and complete compliance throughout. Included is a keyless entry security system, smoke detectors, and double cat 5 phone and internet lines to all offices and reception area. Optimal for use as a doctor, dentist, attorney, insurance, real estate, town, county, state, office building.Especially attractive for use by any business desiring to move out of an in home location to a professional setting with the option of developing income from space available to other tenants. The systems in place allow for unlimited “virtual offices”. Currently receiving income from office leases and virtual offices. Real Estate Terms: $15,000.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

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PUBLIC NOTICE SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE TOWN OF BETHEL PLANNING COMM ISSION The Town of Bethel has appointed a Town of Bethel Planning Commission in accordance with Delaware state law. The Planning Commission will guide the preparation and later the implementation of the Town of Bethel Comprehensive Plan. It will also advise the Town Council on planning and zoning matters, oversee an update of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance once the Comprehensive Plan has been completed and be responsible for reviewing conservation, building and development activity. The Planning Commission will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (with the exception of December 2006) at 7:30 PM in the Town of Bethel Community Center on Main Street. It will meet on the following dates: September 12, 2006 October 10, 2006 November 14, 2006 December 12, 2006

September 26, 2006 October 24, 2006 November 28, 2006

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LEGALS PUBLIC MEETING The public meeting scheduled by the Commissioners of Bridgeville on November 6, 2006 has been changed to December 11, 2006 in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, DE at 8:15 P.M.,

or as soon as possible thereafter. The Commission will receive comments on a zoning change request submitted by Ms. Kathleen Wright to change Sussex Tax Parcel 131-10.15-69.00 (418 Walnut Street) from R1 to R-2. Written comments will be received by the Commission no later than

TOWN COUNCIL OF BETHEL, DELAWARE NOTICE OF A MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF BETHEL On November 9, 2006 at 7:30 P.M., the Town Council of Bethel, DE will hold a meeting at the Bethel Community Hall, Main Street, Bethel, DE for the following purpose and other matters: To conduct a Public Hearing for consideration of the application of T. HENLEY GRAVES, ET AL. AND LAWRENCE B. STEELE, III. ET AL. to rescind a previously approved site plan for a 5 lot subdivision of Tull-Ramey, LTD, and to approve a 3 lot subdivision of the same lands pursuant to surveys submitted by the applicants. Call (302) 875-3420 for further information and/or to make accommodations for persons with special difficulties. JEFF HASTINGS, PRESIDENT TOWN COUNCIL OF BETHEL, DELAWARE

DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHEDULES REFERENDUM The Delmar School District will hold a referendum on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 to seek voter approval to float bonds through the State of Delaware to continue the previously approved construction of six [6] additional middle school classrooms and two-thousand [2,000] additional square feet of cafeteria space. The additional monies appropriated and approved by the Delaware Legislature in June 2006 will be 80% funded by the State of Delaware. The 20% local share of $560,000 will be funded through bond sales for the school construction. THIS REFERENDUM DOES NOT INCREASE THE SCHOOL TAX RATE. In the six years since the construction of the 20 million dollar Delmar School District/Delmar Middle and Senior High School, the enrollment has climbed from under 700 students to 1070 in 2006, with increases anticipated in coming years. The additional space will greatly improve services and class enrollments. The election will be held in the Delmar District Board of Education Room with polls open from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. If approved, planning will begin immediately, and construction is expected to start the following year. Voters may obtain absentee ballots by contacting the Department of Elections for Sussex County, 114 N. Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947 [302]856-5367. Any resident of the Delmar, DE School District, eighteen years of age or older with proof of residency, may vote in the referendum. Voters, however, need not be registered to vote. Any questions concerning the referendum should be directed to the District Office. Informational meetings will be held at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Delmar Middle and Senior High School on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, and again, Wednesday, November 29, 2006.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NANTICOKE HUNDRED Subd. #2005-86 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, DECEMBER 7, 2006, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of DALE WHEATLEY to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 27.65 acres into

34 lots, (Cluster Development), located west of Road 598, 600 feet north of Road 611. 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. 11/02/1tc

NOTICE Estate of John A. Williams, Deceased. Notice is hereby given

PAGE 49 that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of John A. Williams who departed this life on the 26th day of September, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE, were duly granted unto Milton M. Disharoon on the 17th day of October, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administration WWA without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administration WWA on or before the 26th day of May, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administration WWA: Milton M. Disharoon 12850 Acre Mill Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 10/26/3tc

NOTICE On November 28, 2006 Laurel Storage Center Road 468 Laurel, Delaware will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25 DEL.C. Ann 4904-4905. The contents of the following Bin’s will be sold. #24 Morris, Daniel; #40 Scurry, Charlotte; #62 Bailey, Shaun; #199 Murray, Carolyn; #123 Bone, Timothy. Bidders call office day of sale to confirm (302) 8755931. 10/26/2tc

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Seaford School District Board of Education will hold a public meeting for the purpose of consideration of a waiver to the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, §1704(4). This subsection of the law requires all public school buildings to have allocated to them 98% of the Division 1 units generated by the actual unit count in that building by the last school day of October of the current school year. A local school board may waive this subsection after voting to waive it at a public meeting noticed for that purpose. Any local school board seeking such a waiver shall do so on or before December 1st of each year. The meeting will be held on Monday, 13 November 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 North Market Street Extended, Seaford, DE 19973. Citizens may present written or oral comments on the matter under consideration by the Board of Education. Procedures related to the public forum portion of this meeting include: 1) Citizens who wish to address the Board should complete the “Public Participation Form for School Board Meetings” (available at the Seaford School District Office at 390 North Market Street Extended during regular business hours or at the time of the meeting) and present it to the presiding officer prior to the start of the meeting; 2) Citizens may address the Board of Education by seeking recognition from the presiding officer. When recognized, citizens shall first state their names and the topic upon which they would like to speak; 3) The presiding officer may limit the time for comments. WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: WHY:

A public meeting of the Seaford Board of Education 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 13 November 2006 Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 N. Market Street Extended Consideration of a waiver of the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, §1704(4)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Seaford School District Board of Education will hold a public meeting for the purpose of consideration of a waiver to the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, §1705(A)(a) requiring any kindergarten or grades 1-3 public school classes to have no higher ratio of teacher to students than 1:22 by the last school day in October of the current school year. This ratio is only to apply to a class where students are instructed in core academic subjects of English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. A local school board may waive this subsection of the law after voting to waive such subsection at a public meeting noticed for that purpose. Any local school board vote on such a waiver shall occur on or before December 1st of each year. The meeting will be held on Monday, 13 November 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 North Market Street Extended, Seaford, DE 19973. Citizens may present written or oral comments on the matter under consideration by the Board of Education. Procedures related to the public forum portion of this meeting include: 1) Citizens who wish to address the Board should complete the “Public Participation Form for School Board Meetings” (available at the Seaford School District Office at 390 N. Market Street Extended during regular business hours or at the time of the meeting) and present it to the presiding officer prior to the start of the meeting; 2) Citizens may address the Board of Education by seeking recognition from the presiding officer. When recognized, citizens shall first state their names and the topic upon which they would like to speak; 3) The presiding officer may limit the time for comments. WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: WHY:

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New furniture store among top 10, maybe top four, in U.S. As scheduled, the Johnny Janosik’s World of Furniture GalAT URPHY leries opened after a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. By Congratulations, Johnny, now everyone has heard of the unbelievable size of the new store, 180,000 square feet, the East Coast’s and that 1946 bus ride to largest and as they said Saturday “one of the top 10 stores of its kind Laurel was sure worth it, in the United States.” One of the perhaps 200 people wasn’t it? there for the historic opening was Lloyd Maxson from Stafford, Va. Bill Brown took me on a little tour of his Lloyd is with Douglas Furniture and is a soon-to-be-opened sports bar on the second most enjoyable person to chat with. “I floor of Bargain Bill’s Restaurant on Sunday. wouldn’t miss this for the world,” said an It is near completion, hopefully by Christobviously excited Lloyd. Lloyd said that mas, so they can hold banquets in the 300company C.E.O. Frank Gerardi was being seat banquet room. You have to see the hunhumble when he said the store is in the top dreds of old magazines that will be hung on 10 in the U.S. This store would have to be the wall to add the extra sports touch to the in the top four, he said. That is something, place. Speaking of Bill’s, there must have isn’t it? Maybe state Sen. Robert Venables been at least 400 people in the restaurant and said it best, or in a way we Sussex County folks understand: “We are not lower, slower out front Sunday afternoon. There were about 100 motorcyclists there for a rally, a Delaware anymore.” This store means possibly 400 jobs for the people of this area, in Trailways bus load of people and all the rest sales, delivery and office support, and that’s of the Sunday crowd and it was a very busy good for us all. There is not much else I can place. Finally, Calvin Musser has located his business, Delmarva Racing and Delmarva tell you about this that you have not alAlternative Heat, in one of the front stores at ready heard for it has been the talk of Laurel since Whalen Construction under the di- Bargain Bills. rection of Bob Wheatley began this historic Here we are, baseball’s done for another project for the Janosik family, and for Lauyear and October has gone. Now the rel, I might add. Thanksgiving and Christmas season is upon If Johnny and Mary Janosik are not true us. Know what? I’m thinking about telling success stories, there are none. Congratulations, Johnny, and that 1946 bus ride to Lau- my Thanksgiving story one more time. There must be someone who has not heard rel was sure worth it, wasn’t it?


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Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel is celebrating its 175th anniversary this Sunday with a dinner after the a.m. service. And get this: Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Mt. Pleasant Road will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 12, with a special 2 p.m. service. I have taken home my book on churches of Delaware so I can’t tell you too much about Mt. Pleasant’s great history at this time, but I will. Congratulations to both those fine churches and the many people who attend, especially my ol’ DuPont buddy Jack Cook. No, Jack was not there all 225 years at Mt. Pleasant! Here it is less than a week before election time and we as Americans will soon enjoy the great privilege of voting. Some of the issues we are facing in this country are drugs, crime, growth, moral issues, schools and other things, including our involvement in other countries. I am more convinced every day that our greatest investment has to be in our youth to turn things around. A few years ago in my first trip to the polls to vote I was convinced that Barry Goldwater was the answer to all our problems. Some 40 years later I am convinced the only person who can really make change is you and me. You thought I was going to tell you some of those old time election stories didn’t you? A ride to the polls, a greenback, thank you and more. No I’m not, this is about as political as I get.

Does the name Andrea Figgs sound familiar to you? She’s the branch manager of the Bank of Delmarva in Delmar and she is from Laurel, married to Donald and has a son, Justin, but she is also the daughter of Henry and Betty Bounds. Let’s see, we just ran a story on them winning that new car and the many contests they enter. Guess what, Andrea on Saturday, Oct. 28, won the $5,000 give away from radio station Cat Country at I.G. Burton’s in Seaford. Andrea has been calling the station during her lunch time for several weeks until she became a finalist in the contest. Andrea and 58 others took envelopes off a tree to decide the winner — in the long test of patience contest. Andrea learned her lesson well from her mom and dad, as she won the grand prize. Congratulations Andrea and Donald. My son Chris bought for me a CD of the famous Lewis Family the other day. I played that CD of those famous bluegrass gospel legends for four days last week and it got me to thinking about Emmitt Wilson, a devoted promoter and fan of bluegrass gospel and especially the Lewis Family. It was about this time last year Emmitt was working hard to get a Christmas concert featuring the Lewis family going at Georgetown. Emmitt passed away shortly after the new year started. We talked on the phone many hours during the few short years I knew him and that CD brought his memory back to me clearly. Barbara, hope you don’t mind, just trying to tell everybody about how good it is to have friends. Emmitt was certainly a good one. See ya.

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Entertainment Tickets on sale for SPARX performance First State Ballet Theatre and SPARX, Delmarva’s acclaimed flute and harp duo, will present an all new program on Saturday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. This classical and contemporary ballet and chamber music repertoire features musicians and dancers “conversing” onstage through their respective art forms. SPARX will perform compositions by Bizet, Lauber, Piazzolla, and Bondon;

dance performances will include one choreographed by Matthew Neenan of Pennsylvania Ballet and two new contemporary pieces by Viktor Plotnikov, who was honored as best choreographer at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition and the Youth America Grand Prix. General admission tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens and may be purchased by calling Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown at 858-5475. First State Ballet Theatre, headquar-

tered in the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, was co-founded in 2000 by Pasha and Kristina Kambalov. First State Ballet Theatre’s mission is to present professional quality ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware and beyond, to provide performing opportunities to aspiring dancers, and to educate the Delaware dance audience of the future. As two-time winners of the National Flute Association’s Chamber Music Competition, SPARX (Joan Sparks, flute and

Anne Sullivan, harp) has been honored with many regional and national awards, including the American Composers Forum Performance Incentive Grant. The prestigious Chamber Music America Ensemble Residency Grant aided the duo in their ground-breaking development of a combined residency between the Tatnall School in Wilmington, and a regional retirement community corporation. The grant allowed SPARX to develop and pursue their cherished goal of creating “life-long listeners.”

Adult Plus+ offers trips and cool weather activities Add a little zing to your autumn days with exciting trips and indoor activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ senior enrichment program at Delaware Technical & Community College. If you’re looking for some artistic activities, consider the Portrait Workshop with informal instruction and individualized assistance. The six-session class begins Nov. 2, from 1-4 p.m. Also beginning the same day is Water-

color, a six-session class for beginners and those who are more experienced from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Stimulate your mind with lively, provocative discussions in the Reading Club on Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., and as you share your thoughts on Current Events on Nov. 22, 1-3 p.m. Travel the easy way – have lunch while enjoying a presentation about Bryce Canyon on Nov. 2; the lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at noon.


Join the Adult Plus+ senior enrichment group for these trips If traveling is “your thing,” join us for these well-planned, exciting trips to: • The Smithsonian, Nov. 4 • Matinee Express, Nov. 9 • Shopping at Franklin Mills Mall, Nov. 10 • Beauty & the Beast at the Candlelight Theatre, Nov. 12 • Christmas Celebration at Three Little Bakers, Nov. 21 • Gershwin at the Kennedy Center, Nov. 24 • Yuletide at Winterthur, Nov. 30. For complete information about the activities or trips, call Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ Program at 856-5618.

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Too many people like to watch TV and eat too much There are a great many studies under way to determine how to ONY INDSOR fight the serious problems associated with obesity among our I feel very comfortable in youth. Of course, obesity in youth results in obesity in adults, voicing such opinions or worse yet, a score of health isbecause I am one of sues including heart disease and those undisciplined strokes. individuals myself. I I applaud all of the work uncertainly need to curb der way to help make our young my passion for food. people healthier. There is no way to ignore the will have for lunch and the afternoon fact that technology and entertainment craving what I will eat for dinner. are some of the key reasons that young Growing up I had a healthy appetite, people and adults are overweight and no doubt. But, we were so much more unhealthy. Not to mention the large number of fast food restaurants and oth- active in those days. I am not saying all young people are inactive, that is totally er quick fix snack shops. untrue. There are many great youth athHowever, in and of themselves, none letes in our area and many more young of these modern day resources is ultipeople who spend a great deal of time mately to blame. It all still goes back to running and playing. the self-discipline and healthy attitude The problem is, though, that there are of individuals. not enough kids being active. I feel very comfortable in voicing Of course we had incentives in our such opinions because I am one of those childhood to be outside. One of the undisciplined individuals myself. I certainly need to curb my passion for food. biggest incentives was my mother; she was a pioneer in making sure young I feel confident that eating can, for people were outside getting the proper some people like me, become an addiction. I know that I do not necessarily eat amount of exercise. But, she did not have a great deal of challenge because because I am hungry; I eat because I being inside was as boring as watching like to eat. ice freeze. We had no video games or If I sit down at the television I have to eat; for me the two go hand in hand. I computers and the television was black spend the morning thinking about what I and white with one channel. That was a



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time in our country’s history when it was actually punishment to ground a child to the confines of the house. We were creative as young people. We threw dirt clods and called them hand grenades, and converted a trash can lid into a gladiator’s shield or a snow sled. We could make an old stick become a baseball bat, a shovel, a pirate’s sword, or a combat rifle. If the stick broke we could call it a knife or a pistol. Unfortunately, Mom was also creative and could make the stick become something to whoop us with.

I wonder if kids today still make mud pies, or play cowboys, or soldiers using dirt piles and old sticks or tree branches to stock munitions. Oh well, maybe flinging hard, clumps of dirt and sword fighting someone with a piece of wood was not necessarily completely innocent fun. Maybe some of that activity could be construed as being almost as dangerous to us back then as a lack of exercise is to kids today. It is hard for me to analyze all this. Think I will just grab a sandwich and see what’s on television.

Volunteers gather acorns that will eventually grow into trees More than 1,600 mighty oaks have the potential to grow out of the 21 pounds of little acorns collected by 42 volunteers at three Delaware parks and forests during the Second Annual Acorn Collection Day held Sept. 30. “We’d like to thank all the volunteers who made this event a tremendous success, as well as Lums Pond State Park, Brecknock County Park and Redden State Forest, who allowed us to collect the acorns on their grounds,” said Brianna Barkus, Delaware Private Lands outreach coordinator.

Since approximately 78 trees can be grown from each pound of acorns, the quantity collected should produce about 1,638 trees to be planted on private lands for reforestation, Barkus added. The event was sponsored by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife in conjunction with Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Kent County Parks and Sussex Community Corrections Center.

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S u n d a y, N o v e m b e r 5 t h Dr. Carl G. Vincent will be ministering along with the Vineyard II Worship Band at 9:30 a.m.

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S u n d a y, N o v e m b e r 1 9 t h Pastor Barry Dukes and the Vineyard Choir will be ministering a “Praise and Worship Spectacular” at 9:30 a.m. This will be a powerful service of worship to the Lord.

S a t u r d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 5 t h Women of Influence Tea Party at !:00 p.m. Special Speaker- Lisa Paynter. Praise and Worship by Sandy Holloway and Rhonda Brumbley.

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Laurel Star Sports Laurel Stars of the Week

Laurel’s Cody Bristow comes flying in to block a kick during the Bulldogs’ win over Parkside earlier this season. Bristow and Josh Kosiorowski, right, were among the defensive stars in last week’s win over Smyrna. Photo by Mike McClure

Bulldogs use late rally to defeat Smyrna, 20-7 By Mike McClure The Laurel varsity football team scored three fourth quarter touchdowns for a 20-7 road win over Smyrna last Friday in the rain. Smyrna’s Hugo Johnson scored the lone touchdown of the first half as the Eagles took a 7-0 lead into half-time. Laurel bounced back in the fourth quarter as Jeremy Bagwell scored from 30 yards out and Kyle Brown added the extra point to make it 7-7. The Bulldogs broke the tie with just 39 seconds left in the contest on another touchdown run by Bagwell, this time from two yards out. Brown’s PAT made the score 14-7. Smyrna tried to rally in the final seconds of the contest, but Josh Kosiorowski sealed the Laurel win with an interception and 30-yard return for a

touchdown on the last play of the game to make it 20-7. Bagwell had 24 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns, Antwon Trimball ran the ball 20 times for 55 yards, and Ben Lloyd added two rushes for 26 yards for Laurel (3-5). Jerry Henry lead the Bulldogs defense with 10 tackles including a pair of sacks, Cody Bristow had nine tackles and a fumble recovery, Taylor Jones added nine tackles, and Kosiorowski contributed five tackles and the interception and return for the touchdown. Lake Forest forfeited its game against Delmar last Friday due to allegations of illegal use of painkillers by some of its football players. See page 61 for information on whether Laurel’s home game against the Spratans (this Friday) will be played.

Male Athlete of the WeekJerry Henry- Laurel

Female Athlete of the WeekKatie McMahon- Delmar

Delmar’s Katie McMahon scored the Wildcats’ lone goal in a loss to Cape last Tuesday before netting both Delmar goals in a 2-1 win over Sussex Central on Thursday. McMahon leads the Wildcats and the Henlopen Conference with 20 goals. Honorable mention- Jeremy Bagwell- Laurel; Josh Kosiorowski- Laurel; Cody Bristow- Laurel; Taylor Jones- Laurel; Jared Rittenhouse- Delmar; Chris PhillipsDelmar; Denny Murray- Delmar; Russell Lecates- Delmar; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Brittany Joseph- Sussex Tech; Nicole Mahoney- Sussex Tech

Laurel junior Jerry Henry has been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks throughout the season. Henry paced the Bulldogs with 10 tackles including a pair of sacks in last Friday’s road win over Smyrna.


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BULLDOG SOCCER- Laurel’s David Bartee, left, prepares to pass the ball to Jorge Lopez during the team’s game against Smyrna on Monday. Photo by Mike McClure

The Laurel Midget Bulldogs exploded for 47 points against Berlin in their final regular season game. The Bulldogs also extended their winning streak to 57 straight regular season games. In the first quarter, Chris Cutsail scored on a 12-yard touchdown run (Daniel Ash kicked the extra point, Michael Taylor had a 43-yard punt return for a touchdown (Billy Yossick extra point run), and Brandon Collins added a 23-yard touchdown run. Jonathon Hitchens scored on a 17-yard touchdown run to start the scoring in the second quarter. Ryan Hearn also had a 14-yard run for a score. Tyler Robertson had a 34-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Frank Braham, Jr. added an 18-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Robertson had 10 rushes for 98 yards, Braham, Jr. added 78 yards rushing on nine carries, and Hearn had four carries for 55 yards. Yossick contributed two rushes for 30 yards, Nick Munoz had three rushes for 46 yards, Collins carried the ball three times for 44 yards, and Cutsail added two rushes for 24 yards. Laurel has now won six Henlopen championships in six years (2001-06). This is the team’s fifth undefeated regular season in a row. The Bulldogs are now set to tackle the elite teams on the east coast as they prepare for the opening round of the Eastern Regional Tournament. The Bulldogs will play Sunday Nov. 5 at Wesley College in Dover against the Saint Mary’s County Raiders. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs this season outscored their opponents 275-30 in seven games and ended up with an 8-0 record with one game coming by forfeit. Please come out to support the young Bulldogs as they start their quest for the Eastern Regional Championship and a chance to play in the Pop Warner Super Bowl.



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Shown (l to r) is the JMB Construction Phillies which won the 2006 Woodbridge Fall Ball Minor League championship: front- Nicolas Rosado, Sean Leary, Jeremy Metz, Joshua Vazquez and Noah Bibb; middle: Kani Kane, Tim Petrone, Ryan Adams, Philip Petrone, Bruce Wardwell; back row: Coaches Rodney Adams and Jordan Vazquez and manager Jose Vazquez.

JMB Construction wins Woodbridge Minor League Fall championship The JMB Construction Phillies recently won the 2006 Woodbridge Fall Ball Minor League championship. The following team awards were recently presented: MVP- Ryan Adams; Offensive Player of the Year- Joshua Vazquez (.570 batting avg., .670 OBP); Defensive Player of the Year- Tim Petrone (one error in 11 games); Pitcher of the Year- Bruce Wardwell (3-0 with 21 K’s); Catcher of the Year- Philip Petrone; Utility Player of the Year- Sean Leary; Sportsmanship Award- Jeremy Metz; Big Game Performer- Noah Bibb; Iron Man Award- Nicolas Rosado; Workhorse Award- Kani Kane

SDPR to hold registration for youth winter sports programs The Seaford Department of Parks Recreation is holding signups for the following winter sports programs: Little Wrestlers- The Little Wrestlers program for ages 6-12 will run form mid November through March. Wrestlers can register at the SDPR office. There will also be a special sign-up night on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $20 and the deadline to sign up is Nov. 16. Youth Basketball League- The SDPR Youth Basketball League is open to boys 810 and 11-13 years old and girls 8-13. Practice starts in December with league play starting in January. Players must register at the office, no registration will be taken at the gym. The deadline to register is Dec. 1. Six and seven year-old basketball league- The deadline to register of the boys and girls 6-7 year-old league is Dec. 29. The league starts in early February with games played at Fred Douglas on Saturdays. The cost of the league is $20. The league must have at least 32 kids in order to take place. Junior Jordan Basketball Clinic- The Junior Jordan Basketball Clinic is open to boys and girls in grades K-3. The clinic will take place Saturday mornings in January at Frederick Douglass with the basic fundamentals being stressed. The cost is $5 and the deadline to register is Dec. 29.

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Laurel field hockey team falls to Padua, 3-2, in the final seconds The Laurel varsity field hockey team had its bid for a win in the final home game of the season taken away as Padua scored two goals in the final five minutes to defeat the Bulldogs, 3-2, on Monday, Oct. 30. Senior Kristina Ward scored a pair of first half goals with fellow senior Samantha Oliphant picking up an assist on one of the goals. Senior Kelly Gordy made a nice defensive save and goalie Dametra Hammond made a stop on a Padua penalty stroke early in the second half. A Padua player shot one off the goal post last in the game, but the score remained 2-1. Padua knotted the score with 4:11 left and won the game with a goal at the buzzer. Hammond made seven saves for the Bulldogs in the 3-2 loss. She also had 18 saves in a 3-0 loss to Milford last Wednesday. Laurel, with seniors Kate Downes, Kristina Ward, Kelly Gordy, and Samantha Oliphant, was scheduled to play at Delmar on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the final game of the season (see page 61).

Delmar field hockey moves to 13-2 with win over Sussex Central The Delmar varsity field hockey team moved to 10-2 in the Henlopen Conference and 13-2 overall with a 2-1 win over Sussex Central last Thursday. Katie McMahon scored both of the Wildcats’ goals. Delmar bounced back from last Tuesday’s loss to Cape Henlopen (which broke up a seven-game winning streak) to beat the Knights.

Laurel Pop Warner Mitey Mites fall to Berlin, 6-0

Laurel goalie Dametra Hammond makes a kick save as teammate Kelsey Oliphant, left, and the Laurel defense looks on during the Bulldogs’ final home game last Monday. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team moves to 8-0 with 7-0 win over Berlin, moves on to Regionals The Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team moved to 8-0 with a 7-0 win over Berlin (5-3). The Bulldogs, who have won back to back Henlopen Conference championships, clinched their second straight undefeated regular season and 17th straight win with the victory over Berlin last Saturday. On a muddy field in Berlin on Saturday the Bulldogs had their hands full with a Berlin Seahawk team that came out ready to play. The offense moved the ball but untimely penalties and turnovers proved to be costly all day. The stingy Bulldog defense (fifth shutout of the year) kept the Seahawk offense out of the end zone all day despite having to start inside their own territory most of the game. In the fourth quarter, Shawn Miller scored on a one-yard run and Bryce Bristow completed a pass to Colby Daye for the extra point Laurel Pee Wee receiver Colby Daye, for the 7-0 win. shown making a catch during a reKegan Yossick had 18 cent game, had four receptions in his carries for 115 yards, Miller team’s win over Berlin. Photo by Mike had 11 rushes for 77 yards, McClure Tarez White gained 28 yards on six carries, and Devin Collins had six carries for 10 yards. Bristow completed four of six passes for 40 yards. Daye caught all four passes for 40 yards receiving. Jeremy Eure had nine tackles, Yossick added seven tackles, Daye and Brandon Scott each made four tackles, and Devin Burke and Bristow added three tackles apiece. White and Jordan Bailey recorded two tackles each and Zach Whaley, Coyte Searcey, Jerron Tull, and Daylin McCausland added one tackle apiece. The young Bulldogs became a closer team with a key starter sidelined most of the game with a illness. Saturday’s experience will only help the Bulldogs as they prepare for the Pop Warner Eastern Regional with a chance to go to Disney World to play in the Pop Warner Super Bowl the first week of December. Their first game (Eastern Regional vs. St. Mary’s Pop Warner from Lexington Park, Md) will be Sunday at Wesley College in Dover at 10 a.m.

The Laurel Mitey Mites were defeated by the Berlin Seahawks by the score of 6-0 on Saturday. Laurel’s offense was led by Trent Hearn who had 10 rushes for 105 yards. Elijah Deshields added three rushes for 10 yards, Ethan Cahall had seven carries for nine yards, and Johnny McGinnis had 13 rushes for nine yards. The defense was led by Alyzjah Kellam (seven tackles and one assist), Cahall (three tackles and two assists), Colin Bergh (three tackles), and McGinnis , Donnell Briddell, and Cole Collins (two tackles and one assist). Mitchell Moyer also had one tackle and three assists.

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✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006


Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young This week’s column will be a little different as the weather has played havoc with the scheduled outdoor sports, so I’ll have a chance to discuss several problems that are now going on with Henlopen Conference teams and to air my gripes about the way the playoff teams are selected in the race for the Delaware State football champions. The latest problem that concerns a Henlopen Conference team is that a team had to forfeit their football game because some of the school athletes were involved with some kind of drugs. The details of this drug problem and the persons involved are still being investigated, and the only thing that has been done so far was Lake Forest officials called Coach Hearn when he and the Delmar football team were enroute to play the game and told him they were forfeiting last Friday night’s game because of this problem. That’s all anybody knows at this point. Although this keeps the Wildcats undefeated record in tact, it is not the way Coach Hearn and his team wanted to record a win. I am sure that the facts will all come out in the next few weeks and the actions the school and the conference will take. The other Henlopen Conference issue involves Polytech High School as they are again requesting their football program be dropped out of the Henlopen Conference so that they can play independently, but leave the rest of their teams in the conference. This has happened before, and it was allowed on a trial basis, but it did not work out, and I don’t think it will fly this time. However, they will be meeting with the DIAA officials after the season is over, and a decision will be made. And now, the awful point system the DIAA is using to select playoff teams for the chase to the Delaware State football championships puts too much pressure on the schools’ athletic directors to schedule teams outside their conference games that will give them the most points whether they beat them or not. Also, a team you have beaten in your own conference and even ranked lower in your conference could go to the playoffs instead of you because the other team has accumulated more points by scheduling and beating Division I schools or schools that have large enough enrollments to qualify as a Division I school, but have poor football teams. One way to make sure this is unlikely to happen is to double the points a school gets for beating teams in their own division. There has to be a better way to select playoff teams, and this is my only suggestion if they are going to keep on with this point system. Right now the only way to be sure you are a playoff team is to win your conference. My only other gripe at this time, and it is directed to all Henlopen conference schools, is at the coaches who do not send in the results of their games. Outside of the football and field hockey coaches, coaches do a very poor job, especially if they lose.

This is not fair to the athletes or folks keeping team records to show where the team ranks in the conference and state standings. Besides the football forfeit, I have the Delmar boys’ soccer score with Delmar shutting out Seaford 4-0 as Chris Phillips and Denny Murray scored two goals apiece. And in field hockey, Coach Budd’s girls went down to their second defeat of the year as Cape Henlopen, the Division I leader, beat the Wildcats 3-1. Katie McMahon scored the only goal for Delmar. This makes the team’s record 12-2, and they are still in first place in the Henlopen South. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- I am a little late with this as I intended to have some remarks concerning an old friend of mine, Ned Davis, who recently passed away because I knew Ned since his teenage years, and that was a long time ago. However, I thought Pat Murphy and the paper in general did a nice piece on this man last week. I first met Ned up at Bill North’s, Laurel’s hangout for teenagers and young adults back in the 40s. I was up there with a date and heard this person reciting “The Raven” with all the emphasis on the right words. This was his favorite poem, although he had many more in his repertoire. He was one of the most intelligent and interesting people that I got to know in those early years, and he was also a sports’ enthusiast; in fact, he did some writing for the Laurel Register and was the statistician for the Laurel softball league. The years went by, and I would see him from time to time, and then when I started a new job in Dover, he was working for the Delaware State News, and we renewed our friendship. He introduced me to several prominent citizens of our capitol: Herman Brown was a well-respected lawyer who had his offices down town. On numerous occasions after working hours, I was invited to join Ned and a group of merchants, lawyers, judges in Herman’s office for a few drinks and interesting conversation. By this time Ned had met and married an attractive young lady. I was single at the time and enjoyed at least one evening a week at their home for dinner and cards, which was another of Ned’s passions. My friendship with him and his family continued until I was transferred to the Georgetown office, and I only saw him occasionally. By this time he had gone to work for John Rollins and held a very prominent position in his company. This eventually led to his becoming a lobbyist, which I’m sure he was good at it because his friends came from all walks of life, and he treated them all the same. I learned a couple of years ago from mutual friends that he was in failing health, but I didn’t realize the extent of his illness or I would have made a greater effort to see him because he was a man I admired and most of all a friend.

Delmar goaltender Jared Rittenhouse boots the ball during a soccer game earlier this year. Rittenhouse and the Wildcat defense shut out Seaford, 4-0, last Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar soccer keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Seaford The Delmar varsity soccer team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 4-0 upset win over Seaford last Tuesday. Chris Phillips and Denny Murray each had two goals and goalkeeper Jared Rittenhouse, defender Russell Lecates, and the Wildcat defense kept Seaford off the board in the shutout win in Delmar. The Wildcats’ win over the Henlopen South leaders moved their record to 7-5 in the conference and 7-7 overall (no score was reported from a scheduled game against Salisbury School). Delmar’s final regular season game is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Sussex Central.

Delmar defender Russell Lecates prepares to kick the ball as goalie Jared Rittenhouse looks on during a recent game. Photo by Mike McClure



✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006

Raven Roundup- Lady Ravens’ seven-game winning streak snapped By Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s David Ricksecker of Laurel placed second in his team’s home meet last Wednesday. Nicole Mahoney paced the Ravens in a home meet last Wednesday, placing first overall against Caesar Rodney, Smyrna, and Polytech. Photso by Mike McClure

The Sussex Tech field hockey team saw its sevengame winning streak snapped with a 3-0 loss to Henlopen North rival Cape Henlopen last Thursday. Angela Massino had five saves in goal for the Ravens (8-4, 105). Sussex Tech is scheduled to visit Woodbridge on Wednesday, Nov. 1 in its final game of the regular season. Cross country teams compete in final meet- The Sussex Tech boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in their final meet of the regular season last Wednesday at Redden Forest, the Ravens’ home course. The boys fell to Caesar Rodney, 19-38, and defeated Smyrna, 16-47, and Polytech, 15-44. David Ricksecker (17:47) placed second overall, Tom Ford (18:05) was seventh, Brian Singh (18:30) finished eighth, and Ryelan Pavlik (18:36) came in 10th for the Ravens. Sussex Dee Carillo- Sussex Tech Tech’s Steve Spera (19:17) added a 12th place finish, Yeran Chandrandt (20:07) placed 14th, and Robert Davidson (20:10) was 15th. The girls fell to Caesar Rodney, 22-33, and Smyrna, 27-28, and defeated Polytech, 20-41. Nicole Mahoney (20:48) finished first overall, Dee Carillo (22:59) was seventh, Tiffany Roles (24:17) came in 13th, and Danae Evans (24:20) placed 14th for the Ravens. Ravens blanked by Indians- The Sussex Tech varsity football team fell to unbeaten Wicomico High of Salisbury, 39-0, last Friday night. The Ravens host Milford (4-4) in the school’s Homecoming game this Friday before hosting Polytech in the season finale on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame banquet is Nov. 4 The 2006 Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Banquet will take place on November 4 at the Delmar VFW Lodge on West State Street in Delmar. Social hour will take place at 5 p.m. with the dinner at 6 p.m. and the awards to follow. The following are the 2006 inductees: William “Pat” Morse, Horace B. Willey, Charles “Buster” Bozman, Robert F. “Bob” Lord (deceased), Chris Smoot, Neil G. Helgeson, Sr., Alton Scott (deceased), and Freddie Sutton, Jr. The banquet’s guest speaker is well known football and baseball player Tom Brown, who played Major League baseball and pro football. Tom also started and owned a youth sports program in Salisbury. For ticket information please contact: Teddy Evans at 410-749-3806, Kenny Green at 742-6096, or Geoffrey Smoot at 410-546-0880.

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Seaford Bowling Lanes Friday Trios

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High games and series Jody Garber 236 Brad Cannon 629 Kim Marine 238, 629

High games and series David Armes 297, 780

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Friday Night Mix Ups High games and series J. Bill Kellam 279 William Kremina 739 Joeanne White 284 Ronell Brown 779

Baby Blue Jays High games and series Karina Darling 287 Brad Morgan 197 Shane Hallbrook 342 Zack Carey 342 Lindsey Sullivan 156

Thurs. Nite Mixers High games and series Harold Smart 276, 736 Roxanne Covington 271 Christina Taylor 705

Tues. Early Mixed High games and series Gary Hitchens 274, 709 Mary Bryan 252 Selena Bay 665

Christian Fellowship High games and series Mark Nelson 284, 707 Debbie Hawrylyshyn249 Wendy Lowe 692

Seaford City High games and series Buddy Tharp 309, 826

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Senior Express High games and series Bob Rice 337 Chuck Laws 832 Sylvia Batson 292 Wilsie Quailes 788

Weds. AM Mixed High games and series George Bramble 284, 795

High games and series James Shultie 311 David Bennett 811

Tues. AM Mixed High games and series Mike Baker 249, 633 Erma Baker 258, 606

Star High games and series Matt Zoller 268, 674 Ann Marie Childress 211 Kristyn Parlier 595

Eastern Shore Men High games and series Jim Suda 307, 808

Club 50 High games and series George Bramble 291 Mac MacKenzie 719 Jane Wilson 275 Doris Mullin 720

Young Adults High games and series Eric Scott 259 Buddy Messick 677 Stephanie Jones 267, 660

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High games and series Buzzy Watson 293, 813 Nicole Jennings 299, 766

Shown (l to r) are the Seaford Lanes Blue Jays who are champions of Division B in the LDUSBCY Team Tournament held at Millsboro Lanes October 14-15: Paul Toomey, Jenna Cottet, Hunter Toomey, and Rachel Loose.

Swingin Doubles High games and series Booker DeShields 286 Andrew Parlier 781 Michelle DeShields 275 Kesha Davis 750

Registration being held for 2007 Upwards Basketball league Sign up now for the Upwards basketball 2007 season which will take place in January and February. Upwards basketball league is open to boys and girls ages 6-11. Early registration is available at a cost of $50. Players get an Upward Basketball t-shirt and jersey, an end of season awards and celebration, one year membership to the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, and equal playing time in every game. Partial scholarships and multi child discounts are available. Forms can be picked up at the Laurel Wesleyan church office (875-5380) Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday mornings. Forms are also available at the Boys and Girls clubs in Seaford and Laurel. After Nov. 7 add $10 to the registration cost. Deadline to register is Nov. 20.


Shown (l to r) are Seaford Lanes bowlers who placed third in Division A in the LDUSBCY Team Tournament held at Millsboro Lanes October 14-15: Justin Sherman, Seth Trice, Courtney Sherman, and Katie Hickey.

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✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006

The Jays’ Lindsay James leads the pack of girl’s runners at the start of the race last week against the Senators and Knights. Photo by Gene Bleile

James, Smith, Wilson have strong race at Chapel Branch By Gene Bleile

took the top six places and placed seven out of the top 10. Coach Vince Morris was pleased with his team’s performance in a rare home meet. “Both teams had a very good day, even though we lost both meets to Dover, we ran well and dominated Sussex Central,” he said. “Seven of the boys ran to personal record or course best times,” he added. The boys score was Seaford 15, Sussex Central 48 and Seaford 38, Dover 18. The girls’ score was Seaford 18, Sussex Central 38 and Seaford 41, Dover 18. Meet results: Boys- Rob Urell, 18.42

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both lost to Dover last Wednesday, but both teams rallied for a strong showing against Sussex Central. Lindsay James paced the Blue Jays against the Sussex Central Knights, while Tyler Smith and Brittany Wilson finished less than a minute behind her to ice the win for the Jays. The girls overall placed six runners in the top 10. The boy’s team was led by a strong performance by Rob Urell. Overall they

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Shown (top) are the Seaford’s boys team’s top five finishers last week: Rob Urell, Andrew Hoffman, Spencer Noel, Lee Mayer, and Garrett Eskridge. Above are the Seaford’s girls team top five finisher: Lindsay James, Tyler Smith, Brittany Wilson, Megan Torbert and JeanMarie Ferber. Photos by Gene Bleile

PR, Andrew Hoffman, 19.06 PR, Spencer Noel 19.29 PR, Lee Mayer, 19.31 PR, Garrett Eskridge, 19.56, Kyle Webber, 20.37 CB, Matt Seaton, 20.53 PR, Kirk Neal, 20.58 PR, Dan Flagg, 22.15 PR, Elizer Dorelus, 20.06, Korey Hearn,

23.49. Girls results: Lindsay James, 22.12, Tyler Smith, 23.25 CB, Brittany Wilson, 23.52 PR, Megan Torbet, 25.21, Jean Marie Ferber, 26.45 CB, Jessica Hill, 30.15, Lindsay Chapman, 32.02 PR.

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✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006

LAUREL SENIORS- Shown (l to r) with Laurel head coach Margo Morris are seniors Samantha Oliphant, Kate Downes, Kelly Gordy, and Kristina Ward. The seniors played their final game on Tuesday in Laurel after hosting Padua in their final home game on Monday. Photo by Mike McClure

Ravens, Jays compete in Sussex County Cross Country Championship The Sussex County Cross County Championships took place on Tuesday at Cape Henlopen. The local results are as follows: Girls- 2. Sussex Tech, 3. Seaford- 1. Nicole Mahoney, Sussex Tech, 21:03; 3. Lindsay James, Seaford, 22:28; 5. Dee Carillo, Sussex Tech, 23:08; 9. Danae Evans, Sussex Tech, 24:18, 10. Page Johnson, Seaford, 24:39 Boys- 1. Sussex Tech, 3. Seaford- 1. David Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, 17:33; 4. Tom Ford, Sussex Tech, 18:12; 5. Ryelon Pavlik, Tech, 18:18; 7. Rob Urell, Seaford, 18:43; 8. Garrett Eskridge, Seaford, 18:44; 10. Andrew Hoffman, Seaford, 19:01

Lake Forest football cancels game vs. Laurel, rest of season Lake Forest High School announced Wednesday, Nov. 1 that it will cancel the rest of its football games, including this Friday’s game at Laurel. Laurel’s Parent’s Night will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 against Seaford.

DELMAR SENIORS- Delmar seniors Caitlyn Twilley, left, and Erin Tingle are shown with head coach Linda Budd following the team’s final regular season game on Tuesday. The state tournament pairings will be determined this weekend with Delmar likely to host a first round game. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Soccer- Greenwood Mennonite School 2, Holly Grove 1 (OT)- Josh Muncy netted a pair of goals on feeds from Matt Borders and Donnie Donovan to help the Flames to a win in the PACC tournament championship. Jason Swartzentruber made seven saves. Field hockey- Cape Henlopen 2, Seaford 1- Kelsey Riggleman scored a goal as the Jays came close to knocking off the undefeated Vikings. Erin Taylor made five saves. Delmar 5, Laurel 0- Delmar scored four first half goals in the win over Laurel in the final regular season game for both teams. In the first half, Haley Keenan had a goal and an assist; Katie McMahon, Mallory Elliott, and Haley Ramey each added a goal; and Brittani Scott dished out an assist. Maribeth Beach added a second half goal for the Wildcats. Delmar held a 32-5 advantage in shots.


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Flag Football regional qualifier tourney to be held in Delmar A seven-on-seven, double elimination flag football tournament for ages 18 and older will be held at the Mason Dixon Sports Complex in Delmar, Maryland (across the street from the Delmar Elementary School) November 4-5. The tournament, which will feature open hand blocking on the line, is a regional qualifier for the World Cup of Flag Football. The cost is $150 per team. Team members are asked to try to wear the same color shirts. Belts and flags will be provided, but you can bring your own. For more information or if you are ready to play, contact Jonathan Layton (302-249-1958) or e-mail him at


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Herbs and butter transform boring bird to tasty tom I am of the philosophy that preparing Thanksgiving dinner puts the “no” in November. As much as I love to cook, the idea of the vast amount of advanced preparation required to pull off a successful feast is not appealing to me. And because there are traditionalists in my family who demand the same dishes year after year, there is little room for culinary creativity. However, I think I’ve found a turkey recipe that takes some poetic license yet still meets the requirements of my tough crowd. Chef Tom Colicchio made his mark in the food world with his highly rated Gramercy Tavern in New York City. But he’s better known as the chief judge in the popular Bravo Network reality show, “Top Chef.” His herb-butter turkey looks like a winner. I’m daring to bring it to my Thanksgiving table this year. Tom Colicchio’s Herb-Butter Turkey Makes eight servings Gravy base 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter 2 pounds turkey necks and/or wings 2 cups diced onions 1 cup diced peeled carrots 1 cup diced celery 6 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth Turkey 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature, divided 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme plus 15 fresh thyme sprigs 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon plus 5 large fresh tarragon sprigs 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary plus 5 fresh rosemary sprigs 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage plus 5 fresh sage sprigs One 14- to 16-pound turkey 4 cups low salt chicken broth, divided 1/4 cup all purpose flour For gravy base: Melt butter in heavy large deep skillet over high heat. Add turkey necks and/or wings and sauté until deep brown, about 15 minutes. Add onions, carrots and celery and sauté until vegetables are deep brown, about 15 minutes.

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The Practical Gourmet Add 6 cups chicken broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour gravy base through strainer set over 4-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract liquid. If necessary, add enough chicken broth to gravy base to measure 4 cups. Gravy base can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm before using. For turkey: Mix 1/2 cup butter and all minced herbs in small bowl; season herb butter with salt and pepper. Transfer 2 generous tablespoons to another small bowl and reserve for gravy; let stand at room temperature. Set rack at lowest position in oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Rinse turkey inside and out; pat dry. Starting at neck end, slide hand between skin and breast meat to loosen skin. Rub 4 tablespoons herb butter over breast meat under skin. Place turkey on rack set in large roasting pan. Sprinkle main cavity generously

with salt and pepper. Place 4 tablespoons plain butter and all fresh herb sprigs in main cavity. Tuck wing tips under. Tie legs together loosely. Rub remaining herb butter over outside of turkey. Sprinkle turkey generously with salt and pepper. Place turkey in oven and roast 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Roast turkey 30 minutes; pour 1 cup broth over and add 1 tablespoon plain butter to roasting pan. Roast turkey 30 minutes; baste with pan juices, then pour 1 cup broth over and add 1 tablespoon butter to pan. Cover turkey loosely with foil. Note: Instead of tenting the whole turkey with foil, I press a piece of foil directly on the breast and remove it about 1/2 hour before it’s done. This method from turkey guru Rick Rodgers prevents the turkey from steaming instead of roasting. Roast turkey until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175 degrees, basting with pan juices and adding 1 cup broth and 1 tablespoon butter to pan every 45 minutes, about 1 hour 45 minutes longer. Transfer turkey to platter; let stand 30 minutes (internal temperature will rise 5 to

The Thanksgiving turkey does not have to be boring. ‘Bon Appetit’ photo by Brian Leatart

10 degrees). Strain pan juices into bowl; whisk in gravy base. Melt reserved 2 tablespoons herb butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat; add flour and whisk constantly until roux is golden brown, about 6 minutes. Gradually add pan juice-gravy base mixture; increase heat and whisk constantly until gravy thickens, boils, and is smooth. Reduce heat to medium; boil gently until gravy is reduced to 4 and 1/2 cups, whisking often, about 10 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper.

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You’ll want to call it home as you pull into the ushaped driveway & admire the mature trees around this home situated on over 2 acres in Laurel. 3–4 BRs, family room could be used as a 4th BR or inlaw suite. 2 Bath, cozy three-season room. Beautiful wood floors, full basement & full attic give this home a lot of space. Only $249,900 mls# 542193

Like new home with charm in established community. This 4 BR, 2 bath, 1 car garage home has been redone with all the following new: windows, roof, siding, paint, deck, cabinets, master bath & more. $219,900 mls#542257

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Quality new construction in established neighborhood in Seaford. 4 BR, 2.5 bath, 2300 sq. ft. home with lots of extras. Ceramic tile floors, huge walk-in closets in all BRs, breakfast bar, cozy front porch. Master bath has dual vanities, corner whirlpool tub & separate shower. 10 x 8 shed included. $239,900 mls#532880


✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006


Herbs and butter transform boring bird to tasty tom I am of the philosophy that preparing Thanksgiving dinner puts the “no” in November. As much as I love to cook, the idea of the vast amount of advanced preparation required to pull off a successful feast is not appealing to me. And because there are traditionalists in my family who demand the same dishes year after year, there is little room for culinary creativity. However, I think I’ve found a turkey recipe that takes some poetic license yet still meets the requirements of my tough crowd. Chef Tom Colicchio made his mark in the food world with his highly rated Gramercy Tavern in New York City. But he’s better known as the chief judge in the popular Bravo Network reality show, “Top Chef.” His herb-butter turkey looks like a winner. I’m daring to bring it to my Thanksgiving table this year. Tom Colicchio’s Herb-Butter Turkey Makes eight servings Gravy base 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter 2 pounds turkey necks and/or wings 2 cups diced onions 1 cup diced peeled carrots 1 cup diced celery 6 cups (or more) low-salt chicken broth Turkey 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature, divided 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme plus 15 fresh thyme sprigs 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon plus 5 large fresh tarragon sprigs 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary plus 5 fresh rosemary sprigs 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage plus 5 fresh sage sprigs One 14- to 16-pound turkey 4 cups low salt chicken broth, divided 1/4 cup all purpose flour For gravy base: Melt butter in heavy large deep skillet over high heat. Add turkey necks and/or wings and sauté until deep brown, about 15 minutes. Add onions, carrots and celery and sauté until vegetables are deep brown, about 15 minutes.

Teachers can learn how to help parents The Parent Information Center of Delaware, in partnership with Delaware Department of Education, is offering a free train-the-trainer for educators that will equip them to better serve the parents in their schools and organizations. This three-hour workshop will provide participants with tools and strategies to help parents better help their children. Based on the Building Blocks for Reading research, this hands-on workshop will be cover topics such as vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and more. In Sussex County the workshop will be at Sussex Tech on Monday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. To register, contact Ivy UlrichBonk at

The Practical Gourmet Add 6 cups chicken broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour gravy base through strainer set over 4-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract liquid. If necessary, add enough chicken broth to gravy base to measure 4 cups. Gravy base can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm before using. For turkey: Mix 1/2 cup butter and all minced herbs in small bowl; season herb butter with salt and pepper. Transfer 2 generous tablespoons to another small bowl and reserve for gravy; let stand at room temperature. Set rack at lowest position in oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Rinse turkey inside and out; pat dry. Starting at neck end, slide hand between skin and breast meat to loosen skin. Rub 4 tablespoons herb butter over breast meat under skin. Place turkey on rack set in large roasting pan. Sprinkle main cavity generously

with salt and pepper. Place 4 tablespoons plain butter and all fresh herb sprigs in main cavity. Tuck wing tips under. Tie legs together loosely. Rub remaining herb butter over outside of turkey. Sprinkle turkey generously with salt and pepper. Place turkey in oven and roast 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Roast turkey 30 minutes; pour 1 cup broth over and add 1 tablespoon plain butter to roasting pan. Roast turkey 30 minutes; baste with pan juices, then pour 1 cup broth over and add 1 tablespoon butter to pan. Cover turkey loosely with foil. Note: Instead of tenting the whole turkey with foil, I press a piece of foil directly on the breast and remove it about 1/2 hour before it’s done. This method from turkey guru Rick Rodgers prevents the turkey from steaming instead of roasting. Roast turkey until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175 degrees, basting with pan juices and adding 1 cup broth and 1 tablespoon butter to pan every 45 minutes, about 1 hour 45 minutes longer. Transfer turkey to platter; let stand 30 minutes (internal temperature will rise 5 to

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The Thanksgiving turkey does not have to be boring. ‘Bon Appetit’ photo by Brian Leatart

10 degrees). Strain pan juices into bowl; whisk in gravy base. Melt reserved 2 tablespoons herb butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat; add flour and whisk constantly until roux is golden brown, about 6 minutes. Gradually add pan juice-gravy base mixture; increase heat and whisk constantly until gravy thickens, boils, and is smooth. Reduce heat to medium; boil gently until gravy is reduced to 4 and 1/2 cups, whisking often, about 10 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper.

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You’ll want to call it home as you pull into the ushaped driveway & admire the mature trees around this home situated on over 2 acres in Laurel. 3–4 BRs, family room could be used as a 4th BR or inlaw suite. 2 Bath, cozy three-season room. Beautiful wood floors, full basement & full attic give this home a lot of space. Only $249,900 mls# 542193

Like new home with charm in established community. This 4 BR, 2 bath, 1 car garage home has been redone with all the following new: windows, roof, siding, paint, deck, cabinets, master bath & more. $219,900 mls#542257

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Milton 684-2300

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Affordable 3 BR, 2 bath home on corner lot with town amenities in Seaford. Close to schools and shopping. $164,900 mls#542343

Beautiful like new 3 BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage home in desirable Clearbrooke Estates, Seaford. Master BR has a walk-in closet, makeup vanity, & full bath. Other features include breakfast bar, gas fireplace, irrigation system, vaulted ceilings in living room, beautiful Pergo flooring, 16x8 rear deck, utility sink in garage & more. $239,900 mls#542003

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Very nice 3 BR, 2 bath, ranch home in attractive development with town amenities, Seaford. House was completely redone 2 1/2 years ago. Fully fenced in backyard with 12x 12 deck. This home is one you’ll want to take a look inside. $194,900 mls#541843

Quality new construction in established neighborhood in Seaford. 4 BR, 2.5 bath, 2300 sq. ft. home with lots of extras. Ceramic tile floors, huge walk-in closets in all BRs, breakfast bar, cozy front porch. Master bath has dual vanities, corner whirlpool tub & separate shower. 10 x 8 shed included. $239,900 mls#532880


✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006


People Bridgeville girl is recognized for charity work

Barton granddaughter is married in Columbia, S.C. Elizabeth Anne Shaw and Brent Douglas Roof, both of Columbia, S.C., were married Saturday, May 27, 2006, in the First Presbyterian Church in Florence, S.C. The Rev. Dr. Barry L. Jenkins performed the 6:30 p.m. ceremony. A reception followed at the Country Club of South Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Buckley Shaw III of Florence. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cannon Barton of Laurel. Mrs. Shaw is the former Bonnie Barton of Laurel. Her paternal grandparents are Mrs. Carol Shaw Curnyn of North Myrtle Beach, N.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Buckley Shaw Jr. of Wilmington. The bride earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of South Carolina. She is associated with Derrick, Stubbs and Stith LLP, Columbia. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Charles Roof of Conway, S.C. He is the grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth Ambrose Jones and the late Mr. Barry

Jones of Conway, and Mr. and Mrs. Duel Charlton Roof of Columbia. He earned a bachelor of science in marketing and management from the University of South Carolina and is a financial adviser with the Caskey Group of Merrill Lynch, Columbia. Maid of honor was Claire Hamer Kirkpatrick and matron of honor was Charlotte Jones Guerry. Bridal attendants were Mary Margaret Aiken, Helen Jordan Campbell, Sarah Hayes Edmunds, Elizabeth Odom Gumb, Jean Elizabeth Hardaway, MaryBeth Merrill, Amanda Alford Roof and Ashley Kristen Streeter. Douglas Charles Roof, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Lars G. Cederqvist, Eric Todd Ecker, Jeremy Lee Hynman, Macon Bradley Lovelace, Barry Michael Roof, Justin Charles Roof, Joshua Boyd Rush, Patrick Board Stowe and Kyle Adam Thompson. Ushers were William Mark Catalano, Christopher Jonas Ekebergh, Stewart T.P. Ginn and Michael James Popowski. Program attendants were Ashley Heath

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Lewis and Gary Holloway, and Bill and Monty Whaley. The guest speaker for the day is the Dover District Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Sandra Steiner Ball. A love offering will be taken to go toward the church’s building renovation project, which includes handicapped ramps, bathrooms, and a new elevator. The public is invited to attend. Contact Pastor Fred Duncan for more information at 875-3398.

Em-ing’s dinner with O’Day Family Trinity United Methodist Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road, Laurel, will host an Em-ing’s dinner on Friday, Nov. 10, 4-7 p.m. The O’Day family, from Georgetown, will be in concert during the dinner from 5-7 p.m. All dinner tickets are $8.50. Eatin or take out. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 875-3582 or 8752078.

The Woodland United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Barbara wilson will be the guest speaker and The Sounds of Joy will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. there will be no morning worship service. All members and friends are invited.

ered to St. John’s Church during the Thanksgiving Eve service, or on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are also invited to help cook, set-up, serve, and clean up from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thanksgiving day. Call the Rev. Sharon Graves, 629-7472, or the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, for more information or to volunteer.

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A free, community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Evergreen United Methodist Church will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Turkey, ham, stuffing and mashed potatoes will be provided, and the community is invited to bring their “First fruits” by donating side dishes, breads and desserts in disposable dishes. Donated food can be deliv-

On Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will be celebrating their 225th Anniversary at their Homecoming Service. The Rev. Sandra Steiner-Ball, Dover District Superintendent, will be our guest speaker. “Precious Memories Gospel Band,” a group from the Milford area, will offer special music. The church is located at 33038 Mt.

Pleasant Road approximately 4 miles west of Laurel just off of Rt. 24. Come and join with us in our celebration.”

Thanksgiving Eve service A Thanksgiving Eve service sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The Rev. Ed Laremore of Atlanta Road Alliance Church will be bringing the message, and St. John’s Sanctuary Choir will present a ministry of music. The community is invited to bring their “first fruits” in the form of canned goods for the Seaford Community Food Closet and/or side dishes, breads, or desserts in disposable dishes for the community Thanksgiving Day dinner sponsored by Evergreen United Methodist Church. An offering will be taken to benefit the Seaford Mission.



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✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006


Education Laurel woman receives scholarship from AAUW

Kevin Burdette, president of the Owens Campus Alumni Association, welcomes Brenda Sample, Bonnie Johnson and Joyce Sessoms into the Alumni Walk of Success.

Three are recognized by Del Tech for their achievements Three graduates were inducted into the Alumni Walk of Success at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, during a recent recognition ceremony. The 2006 honorees are Bonnie L. Johnson, Brenda F. Sample and Joyce A. Sessoms. The Walk of Success recognizes outstanding achievements by alumni of the Owens Campus and the Delaware Tech/University of Delaware associate of arts program. Honorees are judged on the basis of their career achievements, service to Delaware Tech and its surrounding communities, leadership activities and reputation among colleagues, and other significant contributions. Bonnie Johnson, Seaford, earned an associate in science degree from the Delaware Technical & Community College/University of Delaware Parallel program in 1978. A believer in life-long education, she continued her studies, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees and many post-graduate credits. Since 1983, Johnson has been employed by the Seaford School District as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She is currently the director of human resource development and public information and is also an adjunct professor at Wilmington College. During her career, Johnson has earned the following awards: District Teacher of the Year, Science Alliance award for Excellence in Teaching, Administrator of the Year and National Distinguished Principal. Brenda Sample of Parsonsburg, Md., is a 1976 graduate of the medical laboratory technology program. After working at various hospitals on Delmarva, she changed the focus of her lab work and began working at the University of Delaware’s Lasher Laboratory in George-

town, a premier lab for poultry science. After returning to Delaware Tech to study poultry science, Sample became the supervisor of laboratory services in Lasher’s diagnostic poultry lab, a position she currently holds. Sample has had an active role in training national and international technical personnel on testing for Avian flu and other poultry diseases. She recently shared her expertise with the visiting delegation from the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture. Joyce Sessoms, Laurel, graduated from the human services technology program in 1980. During her 10 years of service with the Families in Transition center, she held various positions including assistant director and served as an advocate for battered women and their children in a domestic violence shelter program. After earning a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Wilmington College, Sessoms was employed with the State’s Medicaid program and as an HIV/AIDS case manager for the Division of Public Health. She then earned a master’s degree in education and began work as a counselor in the Laurel School District. She also serves as class advisor and supervises a mentoring program for students interested in teaching or social sciences careers. In addition, Sessoms earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies. Bronze plaques bearing each graduate’s name, date of graduation, and date of induction are placed in the walkway between the Stephen J. Betze Library and the William A. Carter Partnership Center. Each honoree also receives a wall plaque.

The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded its post associate degree scholarship for 2006 to Aline Bradford of Laurel. She earned a two-year associate degree in gerontology at Del Tech in May 2006 and is working toward a four-year bachelor’s degree. Since 1997, the Seaford Branch of AAUW (now Western Sussex Branch) has offered this financial assistance to a woman who resides in the Seaford, Laurel, Woodbridge or Delmar school districts. She must have previously earned a two-year associate degree at Delaware Tech or the University of Delaware parallel program at the Owens campus and plan to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree. Bradford graduated from Wicomico High School and moved to Laurel when she was married. She was encouraged to continue her education at Delaware Tech with scholarship assistance from several sources. She has served internships at Howard

T. Ennis School and the Nanticoke Senior Center. Having struggled through widowhood and other personal setbacks, she has made excellent grades and shown a genuine interest in her field of endeavor. She is now enrolled at Wilmington College studying to get a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her extensive research on mental disorders has inspired her to work with senior citizens who suffer from depression. She would also like to help children who are severely mentally delayed. The American Association of University Women is dedicated to furthering education in youth and adults and assisting with scholarships. It promotes equality for women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Membership is open to women holding four-year college degrees or associate and equivalent degrees. Anyone interested in joining should call Mary Ellen Farquhar at 629-2336.

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



✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006

Letters Odd Fellows’ haunted house is not devil worship I am a citizen of Laurel and have been for many years and I receive the Laurel Star and I really enjoy reading it every week. However, when I received my 10/26/06 issue and got to the Letters to the Editor and started reading the letter from a Laurel citizen about the Odd Fellows haunted house, I was extremely upset, to say the least! I am a member of the Rebekah Lodge and so is my sister for years, and her husband is a member of the Odd Fellows. It is an organization that we are very proud to be a part of. We are proud of everything they stand for and how they always help the community. The organization is religion based and God helps us do the good work that we do everyday. God loves all of us and we are all his children and yes our biggest fund raiser of the year is the haunted house. It raises the money we need to be able to give help and contributions to various organizations every year. It is a shame that someone feels that we are all going to go to hell and that we wor-

ship the devil just because we put on the haunted house every year. It is all in fun and everyone looks forward to it every year. We even get people who come down from upstate and various places just to come to it and they love it. I do not understand why this person thinks our haunted house represents evil. Halloween is a holiday for children. It has become over the years geared more to scary things such as ghosts, goblins and haunted houses and people dressing up in scary costumes. The older children love to go to the haunted houses. But this does not mean that these people worship the devil at all. They just want to have fun. The painting of the skull that she speaks about on the side of the house does face the cemetery, but it is not a sign of the devil or evil it is just one of the many pictures of scary things that is associated with Halloween. I guess that when this lady was a child, she never dressed up in a scary costume or went to any haunted houses and honestly, that sounds like a very dull childhood. And that is a shame. Cheryl S. Workman, Laurel

Mayor and council should put annexation before the voters To the mayor and town council of Laurel — Shame on you. You, who are elected public servants, are taking it upon yourselves to vote on annexation into the town to accommodate the Horsey/Discovery project. Are any of you not thinking that the residents of Laurel might want a say in this matter? You are hiding behind the town charter, but you have the authority to call for a referendum and let the citizens of Laurel cast their vote. Is this major project not worthy of a vote from the people who put you in office? If not: Shame on you. Marge Urban, Laurel

LHS soccer team, with one win in six years, needs new direction Well, another year has just about come to a close and once again the varsity soccer team has gone all year without a win. My son has now played on this team for two years and has won just one game. Af-

ter six years of having a varsity team, the school has just that lone win to show for its “efforts.” Can you imagine what the town would do if the football team won just one game in six years? I can imagine that something close to a hanging would take place. I think it is time for Jerry Mears and his staff to look at the soccer program very seriously. Delmar and Seaford both have decent programs and draw from the same area, getting kids to play. But with one win in six years there is something wrong with the leadership which would include from Mr. Mears down, the coach, the training, the practice schedule, etc. We need to either get serious about this program or get out of the program. Don’t tell me that Laurel is a football town. I get tired of hearing that. If so, what is wrong with this year’s team? It is a rebuilding year and they will win again, but there are kids who want to play soccer. Someone has to make an effort to go out and find them. And let’s face it, who wants to play for a losing program year after year? I have spoken with Mr. Mears about this on several occasions and he knows how I feel. But now he also knows it is time to invest

MORNING STAR time to go and find someone who can turn this program around. It is time to do it now and begin preparations for next year. If that doesn’t work then get out of the program. We need to be competitive. We do not have to win every game but getting beat 10-0 in the first half of the game is a little much to take. As with every organization, it starts at the top. If we have a hot top than we can have a hot bottom. We need to get in it to improve and help the program and kids that want to play, or get out. David Brown, Laurel

Pit bull makes resident of Laurel afraid to go outside Now after 41 years that I have resided in the house that I had built, I am afraid of being attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull dog. The neighbor’s pit bull dog attacked me without provocation at approximately 11:15 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. He bit me several times on both legs, my left knee and my right ankle. This was happening as I was trying to get away from him on my property. The pit bull would not let up. The owner’s daughter finally came out of her father’s house to get something from her car. I frantically called her to get her dog. She ran over to my property, as I was trying to get away from this pit bull. She tried to get the dog away from me without success. The dog kept running around me and biting me. What saved me from being severely injured or killed was a bicycle rider who rode by and diverted the dog’s attention to him. This allowed me to get away from this vicious dog. The owner’s daughter ran after the dog that was at the bicycle rider’s heels. The dog then ran off down Delaware Avenue. The North Laurel School was alerted to the fact that a dangerous dog was running loose. I am fearful for the small children who play and the adults who walk and ride their bicycles in Lakeside Manor. Please look out for your safety and the safety of your children and grandchildren. Stanley J. Smith A concerned citizen and neighbor, Laurel

Come next Tuesday, we all should get out and vote Every American citizen should exercise his or her right to vote in all elections. By casting a ballot, you have a voice at every level on how your government shall function. In recent years, fewer people have been going to the polls. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 of Seaford encourages everyone to vote on Nov. 7, Election Day. The campaign trail can be confusing and long. As citizens it is our responsibility to look at the issues and where the candidates stand. The American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization, is a non-partisan organization who believes that citizens need to understand how the power of one vote can make a difference! Lillian Tune PR chairman Seaford

✳ NOVEMBER 2 - 8, 2006

Stickels thanks county for his 18 years as administrator There comes a time in all our lives when we must take a new step, when we must move in a new direction and go a different way to test ourselves, to see what we’re made of and to explore new horizons. After 25 years in public service, such a time has come for me. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, I will officially retire as county administrator for Sussex County. It is a position that has been my life for the last 18 years. It has been both a rewarding and oftentimes challenging experience to lead the county government through a period of intense change. I wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words to the people whom I have served, first as Georgetown’s town manager in 1981, and then as county administrator, beginning in 1988. It has been an honor and a privilege to work on the public’s behalf. In a quarter century of public service, I have had the opportunity to witness great change and be part of a team that has taken progressive steps to making life in Sussex better for all of us. From bringing central sewer service to areas along our treasured coast and overseeing the expansion of our county library facilities to aiding in the creation of an around-the-clock paramedic program and working with the state of Delaware for more police, I, along with the help of our Sussex County Council and our talented staff, have worked with the best of intentions always in mind. Let me say “thank you” to the public for having faith and confidence in my work and my abilities, and for giving me your support as I worked on your behalf. As I depart, I believe that Sussex County will continue to be a very desirable place to raise and educate our children, seek employment opportunities and enjoy those golden years of retirement. That will no doubt mean continued change. I would encourage the residents, as they have over the years, to maintain an active voice in their local government. It is, after all, your government. And without you, the people, there is no government, and there is no chance for people like me to have the honor to serve you. While my time as a public servant comes to a close, my ties to the community are not severed. I will cherish the countless friendships and bonds I have forged with the people of this great county. Finally, I would like to thank my family, including me wife, Janice, and my sons, Brian and Brad, who put up with the long hours, night meetings and weekend calls. Obviously, without their support, my career in public service would not have been possible. Robert L. Stickels County administrator

New attorney general needs to work to protect children I would like to commend the candidates for attorney general for finding a platform that is close to my heart. I was thrilled that the campaign has included plans for dealing with child predators. I, however, am very disappointed that both plans lack the force needed. A special unit to track down and prosecute internet predators is very much needed. This threat sneaks into our homes even under a parent’s watchful eye. I also agree

the parents need to be armed with more information and tools. I just don’t agree that even both plans combined will be enough. I feel to really make the First State safer for our children this danger must be attacked on many fronts. The one tool I have as a citizen is the sexual offenders’ registry available on our states Web site. I use it often to try and keep an eye on what is happening in my neighborhood. Does this make me feel safer? No! There are many things just with this tool that makes me realize how helpless I really am. I looked at the site over the last couple of days for Sussex County, which is the area I live in. Please allow me to comment on what worries me the most. I found 432 offenders registered for Sussex County alone. I have read that these offenders are verified only once a year. I am not sure what the process requires but I believe this is the process where we check to see if they are living, and working where they are suppose to be. As of yesterday, 112 of these offenders are past due in being verified, with 92 of these last verified in 2004, two years ago. Just in Sussex County there are 45 of these offenders wanted with 25 of these with a past due on verification. There are 42 offenders past their verification date that are not wanted; 63 of these offenders are in jail with only 25 of these verified that they are still in jail. I did find one person who has not been verified, is wanted and is also listed as currently being in jail. I am not sure how to put him in the numbers. My first suggestion would be to require an offender to have his location verified more often. This may make it easier to find that person when he is wanted on a separate charge. The facts suggest that we must do a much better job at verifying the whereabouts than we are doing right now. It is apparent that too much of this system is left to trust. While I am pointing out flaws with this system, let me also mention that 25 of these offenders do not have a picture posted and seven of these are considered high risk. I also found several high risk offenders who do not have a monitoring agency listed. This brings me to my next concern, which is the classification of level of risk. I counted 99 high risk offenders for Sussex County. I also counted 58 repeat offenders.

PAGE 67 It was interesting that only 27 of these repeat offenders are considered high risk. I think any plan should automatically make a repeat offender high risk. I also noticed many violations of probation listed. This currently does not make the risk any higher. I believe a violation should justify higher monitoring. My third concern is the number of offenders moving to our state. Sussex has had 18 offenders move in. Five of these are high risk, three are repeat offenders, and only eight of these have employment, two of these claims to be self-employed. This makes me wonder why these people are choosing Delaware to move to. Make no mistake, Kent and New Castle are just as bad. I would like to make this suggestion. Let’s have a task force to track down internet predators but let’s also take responsibility of controlling the ones we already know about. Change the laws to make it mandatory that all repeat offenders are automatically considered a high risk. Change the law to require offenders to report at least twice a year and require high risk offenders to report every month. We must demand that the verification process be a top priority. It is inexcusable to allow these offenders to go unchecked for more than two years. Immediately take out a warrant on an offender that does not report as required and make a violation of probation a charge to increase the offender’s risk. Back to my question of why these offenders would move to Delaware: Maybe it is because we do not keep our eye on them. I vote to make Delaware safer for our children and less permissive for the offenders of our children. Perhaps if we are more strenuous on the offenders, they may think twice about attacking our children. My vote on Election Day will go to the candidate that will take a serious approach to solving this problem. I take this opportunity to challenge the candidates for attorney general to step up and come up with a real plan. I also charge every other candidate and representative to do the same. Finally, I plead with the voters of Delaware to look at this issue and vote for the safety of our children. Chris Shirey Laurel

Students to learn about math careers The Delaware Business, Industry , Education Alliance is presenting a “What in the World?” program to help to convince elementary school students to look at careers that require science, math or a technology background. Seaford Middle School is hosting a program on Wednesday Nov. 15, from 910:30 a.m. The program is being held for the seventh grade and approximately 125 students are planning to attend. Presenters include Bob Kagey of the Delaware State Fire School, Kendra Kyle from the Sussex County Department of Libraries and Rick Duncan and the staff of Delaware Rural Water Association. Students will also be treated to presentations from Sam Slabaugh, financial advisor from EST Financial; Debbie Holbrook, RNC, forensic nurse from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital; Bob Mitchell of SunTrust Mortgage, and Dot Baker,

RN, nursing professor from Wilmington College. Each presenter brings an object that probably wouldn’t be recognized by the students or at least wouldn’t be recognized in the context the presenter is illustrating. Then they explain how that helps them do their job and how math, science or technology is important to their jobs. The presenters speak for about 10 minutes to each group of students. The students rotate to other presenters in order to be exposed to a wide base of careers. The BIE Alliance is actively recruiting volunteers for this program in Sussex County. Anyone interested should contact Robin Agar, BIE Alliance, 202 Acorn Forest Drive, Felton, 302-284-8141, or email



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IT’S A GOOD BUY! Laurel Mayor John Shwed and his daughter Nancy look over a dining room table as saleswoman Cara Rogers explains its fine points during the grand opening of Johnny Janosik’s World of Furniture Galleries Saturday, Oct. 28. Photo by Pat Murphy

COOKING TOGETHER - Francis Nero, left, and Olan Matthews, make applesauce in Nero’s kitchen on Tuesday morning. Nero, a World War II veteran, is featured in a new film about Delawareans during the war. See story, page 4. Photo by Pat Murphy

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TALKS - Lt. Gov. John Carney, left, was the guest speaker at the monthly dinner held Oct. 19 at Charity Lodge #27, Laurel. With him is lodge Noble Grand Arnold Hearn. Photo by Pat Murphy

Bring on the cookies!

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - Three Laurel business have joined together to form a Christmas shopping event, the Shop Hop, on Nov. 16, 17 and 18. The businesses, all on Sycamore Road, are Culver’s Antiques, O’Neal’s Antiques and Estate Jewelry and the Hen House. From left: Toni and Wayne Culver, Shirley and Louis O’Neal and Marlene and Harold (Wayne) Givens at a recent planning session. Photo by Pat Murphy

Hand-in-Hand Homeschoolers celebrated one of the nation’s favorite pastimes, eating cookies, with a visit to Cookies by Design in Delmar recently. Business owner Trish Collins was kept busy showing three groups of children the ins and outs of cookie decoration. Above, she demonstrates her art to Daniel Jones (left) and Rachel Jones. Left, front row: Wade Hernadez, Daniel Jones and Aaron Brown. Row two: Abby Brown and Rachel Jones. Top: Glenn Hiller, Dylan Serrato, Elizabeth Serrato and Brooke Downey.


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Misleading election ads gives Doing the Towns Together boost to the blood pressure LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie Trivits . 875-3672

Did you ever sit back and think about the things that have been a real plus in your life, as well as those things that are definitely a huge minus? The blessings of my life have included good Christian parents who worked hard and saw that my brother, sisters and I had a nice, warm home, decent clothing, a Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton good education. There was always plenty of food on the table. The veterans tell us what they will do if There was always money to pay the pire-elected. My question to most of them ano teacher and all these years later I still is, if they have been in office for two throughly enjoy playing the piano and oryears or more, how come they haven’t gan. I am able to share this talent and, done anything to change a bad situation? hopefully, bring some joy into the lives of Some of the printed material we reothers. ceive in abundance every day via the The good in my life expanded when I met and married a young man from Queen postal service tells us that the politician works for “the people in my district, pracAnne, Md., who had just been honorably ticing the Golden Rule, taking care of discharged from the United States Marine business for everyone.” Corps following World War II. Together When I see once beautiful farmland bewe have raised one son and two daughters come housing developments causing waand have been able to provide a good ter, sewer, traffic and a multitude of other home, good education and lots of the speproblems, I wonder just who is benefitting cial things in life that bring special joy to from this. How is my “personal” politician each of us. benefiting? We have four grandchildren (all girls), This is the time of year when we averwho have been a definite delight. We have age citizens cannot get an intelligent anfriends with whom we have shared lots of good times. The church has brought peace swer to a reasonable, simple question. All we hear about is how the latest developand contentment to each of us and played ment will benefit we average citizens. a major role in our lives. Perhaps our town councilmen should Basically we have had good health, been afforded the opportunity to travel and concentrate more on getting a decent grocery store within see most of these walking distance to United States during a huge amount of our 60 years of marWhen I see once beautiful people. Perhaps our riage. farmland become housing representatives All of this adds should give honest up to having had a developments causing water, consideration to imgreat life — a peacesewer, traffic and a multitude of proving the roads ful life that has we currently have other problems, I wonder just helped our blood by maintaining even pressure remain who is benefitting from this. How the short, dead-end steady and calm. roads, or by making is my ‘personal’ politician Even with the ups it possible for those and downs that have benefiting? who must walk to been a part of our the store to do so lives, our blood with a decent shoulpressure stays under control. der area where they are not forced to hope At least it did. But, now that the major they don’t fall into the ditch bank along holidays are upon us, there are forces that the side of the current road, risking bodily are trying their best to send our blood harm. pressure and stress levels right off of the Perhaps we should consider those who charts. will lose a considerable amount of their While Election Day is not a major holiproperty should a magna-business enterday, it is an important one in our lives. My feeling has always been that every eligible prise become a part of our area. Perhaps — no, definitely — the politiAmerican should take the time to vote on cal representatives on every level should election day or keep their opinion quiet. think about the average citizen who strugSince I do go to the polls, I feel free to gles to make a living, have a decent grumble, grumble, grumble about all of house, a decent job, food on the table — the pre-election literature, television comwithout driving to some other town. mercials, newspaper items, personally adPerhaps the politicians should rememdressed campaign literature and anything ber the most important reason they have else that pertains to the elections. been elected is to serve Mr. Joe Average I am so sick of seeing and listening to — not concentrate on when they will vote the television blurbs and the thought of themselves a raise. the millions of dollars spent by the politiGo vote. It will help you by knowing at cians telling me how wonderful they are, how knowledgeable, and how interested in least you tried to make a change for the good of every citizen of our area — not what should be, that I am almost nauseatjust the special few. ed.

Moments with Mike

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Martin of Laurel and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Brittingham of Delmar have returned from an 11day cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. The Delmar ladies’ New Century Club held their first meeting of the current year at the Masonic Temple with a covereddish luncheon on Oct. 17. Following lunch they held their business meeting. Their club meets every third Tuesday of the month. Next meeting will be Nov. 21. On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Delmar Public Library Friends will hold their semi-annual fund raiser — a book and bake sale at the library, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be lots to choose from in both the literary area and, of course, in the caloric category, too. Another banner evening for the history buffs of Laurel. Kendal Jones again played to a full house on Wednesday last at the library. His slides of old-time Laurel and the history accompanying them are most interesting and informative. Kendal has his facts down pat and there is never a moment’s hesitation in his narrations. Furnished by the members, there were tasty refreshments at the conclusion of the program. If interested in joining this group you are certainly more than welcome and for minimum yearly dues they’d be more than happy to slide you through these historical portals at any time. There are many more interesting events on their agenda for the future. You may call Norma Jean Fowler at 875-2820 or me at 875-3672. The final slide show is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29. One of the “branches” of our calling tree will remind you ahead of time. The Laurel High School class of ’76 on a recent weekend (Oct. 20-21) celebrated a reunion get together with a dinner at 59 Lake in Rehoboth. A repeat dinner and dance followed on Saturday night at the Laurel Legion Home. Jim and Becky Tobat had a most enjoyable weekend in Lynchburg, Va., where they saw a stage program on Friday night done by the TV SPEED channel, “Trackside,” and were delighted to see their favorite driver, Jeff Gordon, who was a

guest on the show. On Sunday, Oct. 22, they were among the cheering crowd at the Nextel Stock Car race and took in all the sights from track-side. Next day they visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. It was quite impressive, according to Becky. This beautiful fall season ushers in several church celebrations and homecomings, among them Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel, with regular service at 11 a.m. and in observation of its 175th anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., will host as guest speaker district superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Sandra Steiner Ball, after which a meal will be served to the church members and guests. This on Sunday, Nov. 5, and also on that day Consecration Sunday will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar with guest speaker, the Rev. Tom Short. The observance will continue with dinner in Camelot House; reservations are necessary for the dinner. Continuing in this vein, a reminder I wrote about last week, the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church’s 225th celebration on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Some special birthday wishes to Donald Layton Sr. belated greetings from his wife on Oct. 29. Also belatedly, more happy returns to Aaron Mitchell, Oct. 31, a Halloween “boy,” and to Phyllis Messick, from all the banquet committee, who know just how old you were on Nov. 1 ! Happy birthday to Samantha Layton from her family. Have a good one and celebrate on Nov. 9. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Virginia B. Hoffman, Ellis R. Kyttle, Jr. “Shad,” H. Brooks Hearn, Joan Elizabeth Lacey, Kathryn Victoria Willin and Kaelee Beth Ford. We continue with prayers for those who are ill: Agnes Robinson, Richard Cordrey, Ralph Baker, Blanche Elliott, Ray Lynch, Kelly Griffith, Terry Layton and Hattie Puckham. “A visit to a lonely person makes two people happy.” See you in the Stars.

Brandon A. Good Nov. 6, 1973 - Oct. 5, 1991

We miss you each and every day and night. But especially on your birthday. Love, Mom, Dad & Christie



Opinion Growth, Girls’ Night Out, and voting

Editorial Remembering our heroes’ families "I would like my 12 year old daughter to meet some other children who have also lost their Daddy. She is having a hard time and I know it'll be a healing experience for her and the others." "The Snowball Express is a gift from all of us to all of them." Michael Kerr, Founder The Snowball Express will provide a holiday experience for every child who has lost a parent while serving in our military forces during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict since 9/11. They will be bringing the children and surviving parent or guardian from throughout the nation to Orange County, Florida, in mid-December 2006 for a holiday party and a trip to Disneyland. About the Snowball Express Those who protect us deserve our thanks, our support and our help. Those in the Armed Forces who have laid down their lives in service to our way of life deserve our gratitude and our commitment to helping the family members they left behind. There are a countless ways to help. Here are the essential elements: Gifts for the Party The children will be all ages. Donation of NEW unwrapped gifts will be a big plus. Donations Both the M. Scott Kerr Foundation and Rotary District 5320 Foundation have scholarship funds for the future needs of these families. Make an online donation or send a check to: the Rotary International District #5320 Charitable Foundation, C/O Jim de Boom, PDG, Rotary District 5320 Administrator, 2245 N. Glassell Avenue, Orange, CA 928652701. Email or call 714-921-1881.

This week I have three topics to present: • The talk by Fred Hertrich at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce awards dinner last Thursday • The Seaford Girls Night Out • And of course the Election Expanding marketplace First, here are some excerpts from the Hertrich’s acceptance speech: “My vision for all of you (business leaders) is a vast opportunity. Like no time in the history of Seaford and its surrounding communities has there ever been the opportunities to start a business or grow a business like today. You only need a competitive product whether it is a good or a service, people and processes to guide them. “Thirty years ago on the Eastern shore and before, Seaford was the center of commerce and the community where people desired to live and shop. Somehow we fell from that loft. But, today we are returning with a vengeance. Today, I challenge you to think about Seaford and its seven mile radius. “By the year end there will be 400 motel rooms, 23 establishments in which to enjoy a meal and at least one new golf course and other recreational activities. There is increased capacity and opportunities in our industrial parks and growth within our hospital and medical community. There will be an additional 400,000 square feet of retail space, 1,500 new housing starts, and I could go on and on and on.” Hertrich was named Business Person of the Year. More about the dinner on page 17 and 69.

ing when shoppers are in a buying mood, but RYANT ICHARDSON before the weekend when they will be There will be an preparing for the holiadditional 400,000 day. The Seaford Police square feet of retail Department will provide officers on foot space, 1,500 new for added security. housing starts... Businesses are encouraged to be open that night and welO’Donnell has kept her campaign come one or two other businesses working and is attempting to win as into their shops. As examples, High a write-in. She mentions that Strom Strung Bead Studio will go into the Thurman of South Caroline, the Browsery, and there will be jewelry longest serving US Senator in hisat Sand & Stone and Bunnie’s Jewtory, was first elected as a write-in elry at Books & Coffee. candidate. For more information call Trina, Since her campaign is outside 628-0401, or Bunnie, 629-5500. the norm, she was not asked to I hope the effort is a great succomplete the survey. cess. O’Donnell is a serious candidate, but has an uphill battle eduThe election cating voters about the write-in On pages 31 to 44 is our Politiprocess. Still, she is very active and cal Issues & Answers effort. We do will have an effect on the outcome this to help readers have a better of the Senate race. understanding of how the candidates for office will vote on the key Real headlines issues if elected. I like to end my column on a One candidate is not represented light note. Here are some more on the pages. headlines that appeared in print. Christine O’Donnell officially announced her write-in candidacy Chef throws heart into helping needy Really! for the U.S. Senate in October at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in WilmMan struck by lightning faces battery ington. charge After having taken 18 percent of That’s using his resources wisethe vote in the Republican primary, ly.



Girls’ Night Out On Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the High Street business section of Seaford, businesses will open their doors for shopping. Co-Chairs of this effort are Trina Grothe (Eastern Shore Books & Coffee) and Bunnie Williams (Shamrock Glass). Both are Seaford businesses. Trina is on High Street. Girls’ Night Out, is an opportunity for Seaford businesses to open their doors just before Thanksgiv-

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




Partly sunny and cooler

Cool in the morning; lots of sun

Chilly with plenty of sunshine

Sunshine and patchy clouds

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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Oct. 31 at Georgetown, Delaware



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

. 70° . 33° . 64° . 42° 49.2°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 1.40� Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 6.08� Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 3.25� Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 40.26�

Smyrna 57/35 Dover 55/35

Time 6:52 p.m. 6:21 p.m. 7:07 p.m. 1:57 p.m.

Date December 27 January 10 January 22 February 7

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

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Rise .6:30 a.m. .6:31 a.m. .6:32 a.m. .6:33 a.m. .6:34 a.m. .6:35 a.m. .6:37 a.m.

Full Nov 5

Harrington 55/35

Time 8:49 p.m. 11:27 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 7:40 a.m.

Milford 55/35 Greenwood 56/35

Lewes 56/38

Bridgeville 57/33

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

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Set .5:01 p.m. .5:00 p.m. .4:59 p.m. .4:58 p.m. .4:57 p.m. .4:56 p.m. .4:55 p.m.

Last Nov 12

High 10:54 a 11:49 a 12:07 a 12:59 a 1:49 a 2:38 a 3:28 a

Low High Low 5:05 a 11:13 p 5:40 p 5:55 a —- 6:38 p 6:44 a 12:40 p 7:33 p 7:31 a 1:29 p 8:25 p 8:19 a 2:17 p 9:16 p 9:07 a 3:05 p 10:07 p 9:56 a 3:54 p 10:59 p High 2:13 p 3:08 p 3:59 p 4:48 p 5:36 p 6:24 p 7:13 p

Low 8:33 p 9:31 p 10:26 p 11:18 p —12:00 p 12:49 p

High 1:35 p 2:30 p 3:21 p 4:10 p 4:58 p 5:46 p 6:35 p

Low 7:55 p 8:53 p 9:48 p 10:40 p 11:31 p —12:11 p

Vienna, MD

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

Date November 3 November 15 December 1 December 13

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Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 1:33 a 7:58 a Fri. 2:32 a 8:48 a Sat. 3:26 a 9:37 a Sun. 4:18 a 10:24 a Mon. 5:08 a 11:12 a Tues. 5:57 a 12:09 a Wed. 6:47 a 1:00 a

Apogee and Perigee

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Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

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Rise .3:18 p.m. .3:45 p.m. .4:14 p.m. .4:49 p.m. .5:30 p.m. .6:20 p.m. .7:19 p.m.

New Nov 20

Set . .2:50 a.m. . .4:05 a.m. . .5:21 a.m. . .6:40 a.m. . .7:59 a.m. . .9:14 a.m. .10:21 a.m.

SEAFORD 57/33 Blades 57/33

Rehoboth Beach 58/37 Georgetown 56/35 Concord 57/33 Laurel 57/33 Delmar 57/31

Millsboro 56/35

Bethany Beach 56/39 Fenwick Island 58/37

First Nov 28

Day High Low Thurs. 12:55 a 7:20 a Fri. 1:54 a 8:10 a Sat. 2:48 a 8:59 a Sun. 3:40 a 9:46 a Mon. 4:30 a 10:34 a Tues. 5:19 a 11:22 a Wed. 6:09 a 12:22 a

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

High 4:22 a 5:15 a 6:06 a 6:56 a 7:46 a 8:36 a 9:26 a

Low 10:31 a 11:30 a 12:26 p 12:29 a 1:15 a 2:02 a 2:49 a

High 4:46 p 5:37 p 6:27 p 7:17 p 8:06 p 8:55 p 9:45 p

Low 10:54 p 11:42 p —1:19 p 2:10 p 3:01 p 3:53 p

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