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50 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January 3 - January 9, 1997 SPORTS &OUTDOORS Over 160 polar bears ring in 1997 with icy dip Angie Moon photo Beth Thomas of Lewes runs at the head of a pack of polar bearings beating a hasty retreat from the frigid Atlantic. . (age seven) of Dover, Jackie Williamson, Susan Frederick, Dave Frederick, Jim Wilson, Seok Yoom, Joe Smith, Dick Bowman, Robert Hastings, Reese Conner, David White, Barbara W. Vaugh- an, Mimi Koejysen, Richard Con- way, Amy Burton, t3eorge Pepper, Scott Donald, Kim Donald, Sus- sex County Rednecks of Lewes, Cana Salemi, John Deputy, R. Dale Benson, J. Michael Thomp- son S.r, Dave Popovich, Vinnie Marra, Alfred Best, Louise McGinniss, Gary Kirchner, Rick Moore, Cameron Moore, Beth Thomas, John Thomas, Wayne Saulsbury, Chip Davis, Pete Feeney, James W. Hajek, Ming Tsun Chen, Phil Persing, Ginny "Brr" Norman, Ed "Moe" Nor- man, Dana Smith, Jackie Donofrio, Gus Elliot, Jason Bragg, John Venters, George Britting- ham, Julia Novak, Michael Novak, Francis Novak, Craig Wagner, Daniel Jam Clemens, Don Schaeffer, Liz Brittingham, Todd Starke, Elisabeth Lingo, Kristina Lingo, Sue Weber, Jim Weber, Glenn Simpson, Sonny "Where Edie" McClure, A.J. Williams, Bruce "Is Loose" Egolf, Ricki Bechtold, A1 Gardiner, Greg Mack, Mike Conlon, Ed Osienski, Dennis Forney, Bill Jacgson, Casey "The Insane One" Saenger, Beth Alexander, Erin Kirk, Cheryl Fischer, Andrea Buchanan, Ron- By Dave Frederick The beach was packed and the people were nice and the water was like ice at the New Year's Day Lewes Polar Bear jump. A New Year's Day record, 167 Bears folMwed Jim "Little Crab" Hajek into a 38-degree ocean with three-foot ice breaking swells. The crowd was unusually chip- per the day after the biggest party night of the year. Cameron Moore of Felton established a record for being the youngest bear at three-and-a-half years of age. "I was just passing through town and thought I'd jump," Cameron said. "Has any- body seen my dad?" Those who took to the frigid seas - at least momentarily - included Mike Dooling, Cliff Dooling, Dave Cannon, Janet Dunn, Luke Martell, Abby Alder- man, Beth Eisenhour, Theresa Matthews, Mike White, Aaron Atkins, Earle B. Atkins III, David Helsdon, Pat Dugan, Jason Perez, Cherri Munema, Tiffany Hart, Alan Howarth, Tom Gusmer, Les Scotton, Ky Hacker, Mike Tyre, Keith Waich, Nick Geier, Barbara Saulsbury, Angel CalxII, Nicole Culton, Meredith Marshall, Nicholas O'Connell, Lesley Kroon, John D. Wik, Tom Pleasanton, David Pedersen, Jere- my Pedersen, Amy Hacker, Peter Tierney, David Tyre, Sr, Kevin Brumbley, Elizabeth Sarnecki, John L, and Fran Burris, Tom Frederick, Roger Simms, Karen Cooper, Holly Cooper, Kevin Rougil, Kevin Dunn, Matthew nie "Snowploff" Blizzard, Jeff Roberts, Andrew Schmidt, Polly Shultz, Joe Whalen,: Debbie Whalen, Dee Lott, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lein- hauser, Mol- lie Persing, Joe Cahill, Andrea Neiblas, Jane White, Joe Marini, Kris Dilts, Jack Frederick, Suzannah NOME GIRL Martin, Brian Calabrese, Ruth "Nome Girl" DuAime, Dave Stuckey, Todd Starke Jr., Bob Hurd, David Travis, Chris Hudson, Angie Davis, Sharon Norton, Steve Hor- gon, Bryan Williams, Brett Williams, a jumper from Korea whose signature couldn't be repro- duced on an American word processor, Jamison Spangle, Bon- nie Bowman, Pat Shirk, Josh Wills, Jon Fletcher, Michael White, Michael P. Pizzola, Rich Hoomans, Rob "Man from Plaid" Keeney, Connie Miller, Viola Kuhk, Hannah Miller, Ken Shap- ter, Patrick Rohrbough, David Peton, Steve, Ron Krajewski, Jamie Fuqua, J.B. Moore, Matt Ander- son, Dave Myers, Chris Corrozi and Rick W. ttAJEK High paid athletes shouldn't promote poor diets MCBONICS-San Diego Padres relief pitcher Goose Gossage was traded several years ago for criti- cizing owner Ray Kroc for taking beer out of the post-game club- house. Kroc made his fortune as the owner of McDonald's and Gossage said in so many words, "Here's a guy poisoning the peo- ple of America and he thinks beer is bad for us." McDonald's uses more Afro-Americans in its com- mercials than Nike and that's because they are a market "target" population. A new commercial has Patrick Ewing, Reggie Miller and Alonzo Mouring having their French fries stolen by Scotty Pip- pen. Now I don't understand the linguistic subleties of Ebonies or the joke behind "white man's dis- ease" but there are diseases where Afro-Americans are over-repre- sented and those are heart disease, high blood pressure and most forms of cancer. A poor diet greatly contributes to these statis- tics. High profile millioniare ath- letes shoudn't be encouraging PEOPLE IN SPORTS Dave Frederick anyone to eat deep cycled French fried potatoes smothered in salt. They should have more social responsibilty. Remember Walt Garrison (Cowboys) and Earl Campbell and their Skoal com- mercials: "Just a pinch between my cheek and gums and I ain't goin' anywhere." Would I sell my name to endorse a product for six figures? I'm eating weiner winks dipped in Velveta, dipping steak fries in salt and pepper-loaded mayo, while drinking gallons of Mountain Dew. But that's while writing this column. My name "is not for sale. Note: Just noticed that McDonald's is one of the sponsors for Slam Dunk TO The Beach and one of the tickets offers a "small side order Of crisp, golden brown French fries." I',m there! BIG BOARD DOGS-As presi- dent of. the newly formedWild Dog Walking Club I'm willing to tolerate my leashed bretheren under the control of their handlers. I'I1 even overlook the green scarf on the elderly Golden Retriever walking the beach. And tile two fails riding in a golf cart around Silver Lake. What the heck was that all about? Last ROTTWEILER Sunday morning in the Rehoboth Board and Silver Lake areas there were big dogs everywhere. "I stopped to chat with Dr. Gingrinch .who had a 105-pound yearling rot- tweiler under tow (ocean term). "He's ST. BERNARDS really friend- ly," Gingrinch said as the dog's bark Seemed to be splitting the boards under it's paws. "His name is Hansruedi and he's already on the show circuit." Who's going to tell him he lost? I introduced myself to a pair of Saint Bernard dogs becuse I could relate to them. Cute babies growing into slobber- ing adults. 'T just moved to Mil- ton from New York," said Lynn Stalker who Was with her stepson Eric Anderson. They were exercis- ing Sissie, 125 pounds, and four- yea/f-old Bubba, a 190 pounder down from 210. Enough Big Dogs! Next they'll be walking wart hogs on the boards. HI HO SILVER LAKE! I have been walking around Silver Lake (is it in Rehoboth or Dewey? I don't know) at least three times a week since September. I've been there early i-n the morning and under cover of darkness. I rarely see other people except for rubber necking parrot gawkers. When I first read about a right-of-way (I've never used it because I walk over the bridge sidewalk, which is not wide enough for two-way traf- fic or me one-way) and a $50,000 offer by the homeowners to close it for conservation purposes, I thought "here we go; people live with the Atlantic Ocean out the front window and Silver Lake out the back and now they want more. I have the same feeling when I read "No Trespassing" on the gates of a gazebo. I don't use the right-of-way because I feel like Continued on page 72