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TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Delmar, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County,

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Delaware, lying on the north side of and binding on Jewell Street, adjoining lands now or formerly of Paul T. Kinikin and Anna L. Kinikin, his wife, on the east, lands now or formerly of Carl C. West on the north, being known as 103 Jewell Street, be the contents what they may. SUBJECT to any and all restrictions, reservations, conditions, easements and agreements of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware. BEING the same lands conveyed to Michael D. McCane and Kimberly McCane by deed from Donald T. Ellis and Bonnie L. Ellis, dated April 30, 2001, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Deed Book 2587 page 70. Tax Parcel: 5-32-20.14123.00 Property Address: 103 E. Jewell Street, Delmar Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s li-

cense or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on October 10, 2008 and also subject to the owner’s right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of MICHAEL D. & KIMBERLY McCANE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 9/4/2tc

PUBLIC AUCTION VALUABLE REAL ESTATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 • 1:00 PM Location: 30942 Manchester Lane, Laurel, Delaware: Traveling on US-13 South in Laurel, Delaware, turn left onto Sycamore Road. Proceed 1/10 mile and turn first right onto Chipman’s Pond Road. Continue approximately 1 mile and turn left into Manchester Manor. Signs will be posted. Sussex County Tax Map Parcel # 2-32-13-198: This attractive lot is approximately 95’ x 262’ and contains .57 acres +/- of land. It is improved with an attractive Cape Cod/Salt Box home containing approximately 1895 sq. ft. of living space with 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Living room, Dining room, Kitchen w/breakfast nook, Utility room, Covered Front Porch and an attached 2 Car Garage. Amenities include stainless steel appliances, carpet, tile & hardwood floors, walk in closets and ceiling fans. Less than 2 years new, this home is equipped with a heat pump, central air, electric hot water heater, vinyl siding, asphalt shingle roof, 4” well w/submersible pump and an LPP septic system. Call our office today for more information or to schedule your private showing. Real Estate Terms: Purchaser shall pay $35,000 down payment day of sale with cash or certified check made payable to Wilson’s Auction Sales, the balance to be paid within 60 days. Purchaser to pay all cost of examination, preparing and transferring deed. Purchaser shall pay the Delaware 1 1/2% State Realty Transfer Tax and the 1 1/2% Sussex County Realty Transfer Tax. Purchaser shall pay any and all other property tax, transfer tax and fees. If the above terms are not complied with, the down payment shall be forfeited. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, but it is their intent to sell the property. This property is being sold “as is and where is” with no expressed or implied warranty. Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any previous statements or advertisements. Auctioneer’s Note: Visit our web site for a complete deed description. This is an excellent opportunity you do not want to miss.

We Don’t Talk Service... We Give It. Dave Wilson, Auctioneer & Sales Manager K. Wade Wilson, Auctioneer & Customer Service Representative (302) 422-3454 Fax (302) 422-0462

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electricity is used within the house during those hours. The demand could go down to 200 kilowatts, but the solar panels are still producing 400 kilowatts. The house uses 200 kilowatts produced by the panels, and the extra 200 kilowatts are routed back into the grid which causes the meter to spin backwards. This is called net metering which means you are actually getting a credit for the electricity you are putting back into the grid. At the end of the month, the homeowner could end up with a very minimal electric bill.” Solar panels can also assist in helping a homeowner “go green” in another way. Readers may recall that the first article in this series featured Dick Livingston, a retired mechanical engineer, who sang the praises of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Manlove said that homeowners could use their solar panels to recharge the batteries for their electric car, which would make the electricity used totally clean. By the way, Livingston is Manlove’s grandfather. A geothermal HVAC system is another component of a zero energy home. A geothermal heat pump uses the earth’s constant soil and water temperature to heat and cool a house. Although this system is more costly up front, it provides significant savings in just three to five years, according to Manlove. Solar panels pay for themselves within seven years. Home builders are currently able to receive some assistance with these upfront costs from state and federal programs. Manlove said that it costs around $32,000 to install a 4KW solar PV system. The federal government is offering a $2,000 tax credit, and the state of Delaware is currently reimbursing applicants half of the installation cost depending on your power provider. Other incentive programs are available that offer renewable energy certificates (RECs) for houses with solar panels. A standard four-kilowatt system could earn six credits per year. “At a going rate of $200 per REC, this means that a homeowner could receive a check from the state for $1,200 per year just for having solar panels,” Manlove said. He cautions that some of these incentives may only be

available until the technology becomes more mainstream. Manlove said that home builders do not have to buy all of the energy saving options that Zero Energy offers, but the more they sign on for, the more efficiency they will gain. If you are not in the market for a new home, there are steps you can take to make your current home more energy efficient. Manlove recommends homeowners obtain an energy audit, which costs between $300 and $400. This is a diagnostic test which shows the areas that a home is losing energy. Auditors will advise measures which do not require construction or tearing down walls. These include better air sealing, installing higher performance windows, better insulating in crawl and attic spaces, finding duct leaks and possibly installing a tankless hot water system - all components of a zero energy home. Replacing older appliances with new Energy Star appliances will also help homeowners conserve energy. Manlove recently received an older model stand-up freezer which he plugged in and began to use. A short time later he noticed an increase in his electric bill. He performed a simple test and learned that this freezer was going to cost him up to $300 per year in electricity. How did he do this? He used a kill-a-watt meter, a small device which can be purchased at for around $20. You plug an appliance into this device and then plug the meter into an electrical outlet and it will register how much electricity that appliance is using. To calculate annual cost, you should run the meter for 24 hours. This will tell you how many kilowatts per day the appliance is using. You then multiply this by 365 to determine the annual consumption. Lastly, multiply this by the utility rate charged by your electric provider to find out how much this appliance costs to run in a given year. Manlove is excited to share information on energy efficiency and conservation with both home builders and homeowners. He may be reached at Visit for a database for state incentives for renewable energy.

SECRETARY - SEAFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL Please see our vacancy announcement on: <> Closing date for completed application: 9/9/08 SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: All new state employees will be required to participate in the State of Delaware’s Direct Deposit system. With direct deposit, wage and salary payments are deposited in the employee’s bank account via electronic funds transfer. All final candidates for employment must have a satisfactory criminal background check before being placed on contract/payroll as per State of Delaware regulations. Candidates must call the Delaware State Police at (800) 464-4357 to make an appointment. The cost of the criminal background check is $69.00 (expense borne by the prospective employee). Final candidates must also receive a satisfactory child protection registry check. Final candidates must also produce documentation of Mantoux skin test results for entrance to school system. The State of Delaware has initiated a lag pay policy which means that new employees will receive the first paycheck at the end of the second pay period of work. The Seaford School District reserves the right to extend or shorten the application and/ or interview period, to fill or not fill a position, to modify the job requirements within one’s primary area of certification, and to reject any or all applications for just cause. The State of Delaware does not discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities in its programs or services. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Human Resource and Public Information Office, at (302) 629-4587, as soon as possible to request an auxiliary aid or service. The Seaford School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital or handicapped status in accordance with state and federal laws. This policy shall apply to recruitment, employment, and subsequent placement, training, promotion, compensation, tenure and probation, and other terms and conditions of employment over which the district has jurisdiction. Inquiries should be directed to: Director of Personnel, 390 North Market Street Ext., Seaford, DE 19973. Phone: (302) 629-4587.

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