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/ / Ill Delaware's Cape Region Friday, Jan. 3 - Thursday, Jan. 9, 1997 Volume 4, No. 33 Beebe medical community mourns loss of Taubs d%ad in an upstairs bedroom of their Cedar Avenue home on Lewes Beach on Wednes- day evening, Jan. 1. According to police, they were apparent suicide victims Although an investigation into the deaths is continuing, no foul play is suspected. Both were active members of the Lewes community and in recent months donated significant amounts of money and property to Beebe Medical Foundation. Dr. Taub, who suffered from the debilitatin Parkinson's disease, practiced as a trist at Beebe Medical Center until from active practice in December q Dr. Bhaskar Palekar, the Beebe Medical Center said the Taubs in the past weeks com- pleted arrangements to their Lewes Beach home and Foundation. And in spring of 1996, the Couple found dead NeW Year's Day in Lewes home Compiled from staff reports The sudden deaths of Norman Taub, M.D., 82, and his wife, Mildred, 89, sad- dened members of the Lewes and Beebe Medical Center communities this week. The couple's son, Joseph, found them Angle \\; / / Welcoming in the new/year with a chilly plunge in the ocean couple presented the Foundation with a $500,000 irrevocable trust. "Their deaths grieve me personally and professionally," said Dr. Palekar. "He was my mentor over the past 20 years and I went to him often with problems. They were both people of great integrity and enjoyed the respect of many. They will both be missed greatly by the community, their col- Continued on page 11 Officials investigate b00tld eagle death near Lewes; numbers on rise By Michael Short Bald eagles are slowly rebounding in Delaware. There were 15 occupied eagle nests found last ,ear in Delaware, up from only two nests found in 1985 and 1986. But the eagles still face a rash of hazards. Habitat loss, poisoning, flying into aerial wires and being shot are only a few poten- tial problems. Those hazards were brought home when a bald eagle was found dead near Lewes during the first week of Decem- ber. Lisa Gelvindnnvaer, the director of Delaware's non-game and endangered species, declined to say exactly where the bird was discovert, but the cause of death is being investigated and poisoning is sus- pected. If that proves to be true, that would be the second bald eagle poisoned in Delaware in 1995. Gelvin-Innvaer terms that suspicion "dis- appointing." That's a mild term for Gelvin-Innvaer, who feels very protective about the birds. The dead eagle had been banded as a chick in New Castle County and appeared to be in- good physical condition, she said. The bird had no apparent gun wounds or marks from collisions with telephone lines. The Lewes Polar Bear Clubannual New Year's Day dip in the Atlantic btmught out a record number of jum The bird was also fat and had good muscle including this group of enthusiastic bears. For highlights and more photographs turn to page 50. \\;,,, Continued on page 10 Lewes'sHopkins" " offering reward for cow S00n00er's arrest " By KerrKester two years, the Hopkins decided it was time bow and arrow died. On Nov. 3, said Wal- :less animals he, like many dairy Walter and Audrey/i-Iopins, well known in Delaware for their progressive and envi- ronmentally ori/ented farming techniques, well known fo/r/the time they spend teaching children abo/Ut agriculture and farming, are baffled thgttheir farm has become the target for cow/stayings. Aftra  the Dec. 28 death of a dairy cow - the/ninth animal victim in a little more than to ask the state police and community for help finding those responsible for the maim- ings and killings. Five cows from Green Acres Farm, Inc., owned by Walter and Audrey, as well as a nearby farm owned "by Ernest Hopkins, suf- fered from gunshot wounds in the past two years. Some recovered; some died. On April 8, 1996, a cow who was shot witha ter, two more were shot with arrows, "but they both recovered." The next day another' cow was shot on Ernest's land. On Satur- day, Dec. 28 another was shot - this time with a gun. "She was still alive when we got to her, but the game warden had to put her down," said Walter, who said he doesn't understand why anyone would behave so cruelly to the farmers,efers to as "the girls" Deer hulang season was extended to the Saturdays in,the month of December, said Hopkins HoWever, he does not believe there is any correction between that and the slayings. "It's not'a matter0f mistaken identity," he said. "They knew xat they were shoot- Continued on page 10 F