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56 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Jan. 23 - Jan. 29, 2004 Bridln Reynolds Hughes photo Rehoboth VFW Post donates phone cards to troops Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7447 of Rehoboth Beach joined the effort to keep American troops in touch with their families and friends by donating 150 prepaid phone cards to Unit 946 Transportation Company Jan. 14. The unit was deployed from the National Guard Ar- mory in Lewes for Operation Iraqi Freedom and is serving between Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2003, the Post also donated over $1,600 in phone cards to Operation Uplink, a unique program that keeps military personnel in touch with their families and loved ones. Shown are (l-r) Jack Ward, past commander of Post 7447: Sheila Lynch; Sgt. Kevin Lynch; ' and Harry McLaughlin, Post 7447 commander. Banquet Continued from page 55 keynote speaker Dr. Earl Richard- son, president of Morgan State University, addressed the gather- ing. "I spent my early years walk- ing up and down the Rehoboth Avenue," Richardson said. "It was indeed a very enjoyable time and if I had to do it all over again, I'd let my son do it." After introductory levity, Richardson focused on the pro- gressive struggle toward equality between all mankind. "It is the 40th anniversary of some great things in our country," he said. "The 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King as the Time Magazine Man of the Year, the first African- American on the cover, the 40th anniversary he was designated the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Just someone from Montgomery, Alabama." "Martin Luther King was a Christian man," he continued. "It was that Christianity that taught him that there is nothing more im- go to college. They don't know about walking down Rehoboth Avenue at 5:30 in the morning to work in the kitchen of the Dinner Bell Inn. They feel the world owes them something. The world owes them nothing but opportuni- ty. And if the opportunity is giv- portant than civil rights.-There is en, you have to rise to the occa- a saying, that Martin Luther King :, sio n, That,s all King really want- did not seek out greatness,'greav .ed.; Give us an equal opportunity ness sought him out, The peopie, to eamjustas anyone else. When said it is now time .we demand the fights promised us by this democ- racy. 'Who will lead us?' they asked, We have not taken up that mantle. There is much unfinished business yet." Richardson also spoke on a generation gap over which segre- gation did not cross. "Our young people don't understand the lega- cy of Martin Luther King," he said. "They don't know about walking seven miles each way to I tell my son Julian these things, he says 'Those are the old days.' Richardson finished by encour- aging community. "We have to create more venues for people to come together," Richardson said. "This is not just a celebration for us, but for the entire community. So that we can work together. We want America to understand that as we stiive to live up to the great promise of our democracy." Just plug in an electraflame TM electric fireplace to add warmth and ambiance in any room in your home today. $100 OFF FREE FINANCING AVAI!.ABLE up to 12 months same as cash. Casual Marketplace DISTINCTIVE CASUAL FURNISHINGS, FIREPLACES & ACCESSORIES Quality, Value, Service & Selection RL 9 W, Lewes, DE 19958 Just off Rt. 1 302-684.4500 400 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE19707 302-234-4800 From Lowe's on Route 1, Take RL 9 West for 3 1/2 miles. Convenient to Rt. 202, 95 and PARt. 1 Store is on right sidel Look for the large green sign. Next to the Back Bumer Restaurant Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5 Hours: Mon.-SaL 10-5 Melissa Geise to wed CJ. Reed Neil and Linda Geise of Milford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Renee Geise, to C.J. Reed, son of Jim and Cathy Reed of Milton. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Milford High School and a grad of the Dover Beauty Academy. She is a hairstylist at CHppers and Curls in Milton. The groom-elect is a 1998 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School and is employed by C&J Paving in Milton. A June 12, 2004 wedding is planned. Where our are ou first pri 1st Meeting January 21st @ 7PM Return to Paradise see store for details NEW JANUARY PROMOTIONS! Village of Five (Next to Food 3 Longer Game Rentals Additional Movie Titles ,,Film for Thought" Disc Group Bundle Packs new releases/pop" corncandY for $8.99) Wacky (Rent one, Get one FREE, No limits) Freaky Fridays (3 New Releases for $10) Blowout Inventory Sate I ff[-" E F- F+TqT--]BUillBIElllmllllllmqglllllllEIImllrll l'Ir'- ! 1 - l t-lmmimti'! Irmrq--++--r f --r t ,- ,--=-,-=-,-.-