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8 - CAPE GAZE'IWE, Friday, February 3 .February 9, 1995 Officials needed in King Parade My husband and I have been part-time residents of Rehoboth Beach for over 40 years, and homeowners since 1972. We felt therefore considerable interest, kinship and, at times, concern re- garding the community and its cit- izens. On a recent Saturday, Jan. 14, we watched the Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Rehoboth Av- enue. We welcomed the coverage by the Cape Gazette in advance of the events which were scheduled in observance of the birth date of one of America's great men. We were, however, dismayed and saddened by the lack of visi- ble support and participation on the part of the host city, Rehohoth Beach. Clemon Jordan, co-chair of the King Day observances, was quoted as saying "By no means is this just for Blacks; it is for every- body. The more people we can get involved, the more problems we can solve and the more we can accomplish." We hope that future parades will include the Mayor and Com- missioners of Rehoboth Beach; the Chamber of Commerce, the Homeowners Association, Re- hoboth churches, the YMCA and other relevant civic groups; that the sign outside Convention Hall will pay tribute to Dr. King; and that many citizeus of all races and ages will be on hand to applaud, as we did, the spirited groups demonstrating their commitment to a dream which must not die. Doris M. Leader York, Pa. Thanks, volunteers On Thursday, Jan. 19 the Re- hoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce honored the volunteers of 1994 with a spe- cial train pin that was designed by the chamber's immediate past president, Susan Wilson Krick. Cheryl Blackman received volun- teer of the year. The following volunteers re- ceived pins: Jean Abplanalp, Vi- Barry, Dale Bellinger, Jeff Bond, Susie Bond, Jeanne Bradley, John Brown, Joan Caggiano, Violet Chilcoat, Bitsy Cochran, Doug Davis, Linda DiDomenicis, Den- nis Diehl, Gina Forcucci, Delores Gue, Christine Hastings, Chip Hearn, John Kleitz, Diane Kramer, Craig Krick, Richard Krick, Susan Krick, Bob McCul- loch, Rob Marshall, Bob Row- land, Larry Sharp, Dawn South- ern, Scott Swingle and Kay Wheatley. The chamber would also like to thank the following individuals and/or businesses for their spon- sorships, time and energy: American Express Co., Norma Lee Derrickson, Atlantic Budget Inn; Walter Brett, Admiral Motel; Steve Prestipino, Apple Electric; John Hawkins, AB&C Marketing Communications; Denise De- Long, Atlantic Studios; Janet Scott, Benchmark Communica- tions; Michele Stevens, Bambino; Maha Awayes, Best Western/Gold Leaf Motel; Hank Rosenberg, The Boardwalk Buf- fet; Robert Plunkett, Bob's Bike Rentals; Alex Pires, Bottle & Cork; Patricia A. Lynch-Polan- sky, Candy Apple Co.; Jeff Zerby Jr., Boardwalk Plaza; James Salmon, Cape May-Lewes Ferry; Jack O'Hollaren, Coldwell Banker; Sam Cooper, City of Re- hoboth Beach; Donald F. Web- ster, Coastal Golf; David E. Gillan, County Bank; Stephen An- chews, Daily Whale; Tom Crow- Icy, Crowley & Associates Realty; Jane C. Meleady, Delaware Coast Press; Adrienne Moore, Delaware National Bank; Scott Frohman, Creative Impressions; Constance Brinkley, Dolle's Candyland; Francis Duggan, Duggan's Restaurant and Bar; JeAnne Bradley, Eagle's Eye; Wendy Baker, Eagles Landing; Walter Palmer, Fast and Fancy Embroi- dery; Barbara Jerrell, The Flying Ma- chine; Christopher Quillen, Grand Rental Station; Dominick Puliefi, Grotto Pizza; Darwin Hall and Karen Foery, H.T. Ennis School; Adele Powers, Heaven in a Hand Basket; Steve Collins, The Hen- lopen Hotel; Denise Irwin, Home Away from Home; Derrick Lingo, Jack Ling o Realty; Paul Buch- ness, Lighthouse Restaurant; Jean D'Aquila, Long and Foster; Lloyd Lewis, M.R. Ducks; Joe Hill, Mac Hall McCabe Realty; Catherine Van Sciver, Mellon Bank; Michael Orhelein, Michael Orhelein Photograhy; Donnie Mitchell, Midway Indoor Recre- ation Center; Geo Alp and Joseph Banashak, Mr. Copy; Dorothy Quillen, Never Never Land Ken- nels; Tony Streett, Nuttle Lumber; Lana O'Halloran, Ocean Outlets; Michael McCarthy, Polar Com- munications; Pat Campbell- White, Prudential Joy-GaUo Real- tors; Mark Jordan, Queen Anne's Railroad; Diaz Bonville, Charles Palmer, Rehoboth Art League; Margaret Lofland, Rehoboth Pub- lic Library; Alex Muccioli, The Roadhouse; Charles Rogers, Rogers Graphics; Kenny Vincent, The Royal Rose Bed and Breakfast; Licinda Prettyman Issel, Rusty Rudder Restaurant; Luther Hearn, Saint Somewhere; Donald Derrickson, Sandcastle Motel; Rod Pettigrew, Sea Horse Restaurant; Patty Der- rick, Sea Shell Shop; James Waple, Sir Guy's Restaurant; Richard Slatcher, Skateworld II; June Townsend, Sports Complex; Frank Gunion, South Moon Un- der; Steve HouR, Subway; Sydney Artz, Sydney's Side Street Restaurant; Frank Colleli, Thrash- er's French Fries; Dennard Quillen HI, Three Seasons Camp- ing Resort; Atlantic Sands Hotel; Baltimore Trust, Brighton Suites, Dinner Bell Inn, Wilming- ton Trust, PNC Bank, Kennedy Studios, Crab Barn, Wild Birds Unlimited, Mugs and Stitches, Country Squire Restaurant, Twigs, Arena's Bar, Catcher's Restaurant, Mulligan's Tavern, South Moon Under, Cindy Small, Roger Peele, Richard Darley, Jan Konesey, Bill Tansey, Bob Fred- crick, Jim Bracken, Cape Gazette, Maryland Coast Press, Mono- grams Unlimited, Summer House Restaurant, Jones, Inc., Ibach's Candy by the Sea, Parsell Funeral Homes, McDonald's, Ocean Travel, Waterdog Screenpfinting, Homeland Magazine, Delaware Trust, Peebles Department Store, Brasures Pest Control, Bruce Allen Studio, Tim Bamforth and Seashore Striders, Susan Cerf, Dayna Quillen, Mike Meoli and Susan Stone. Carol Everhart Executive Director Barefootin' Continued from page 7 weather man's dialogue. But big block letters proclaiming WIN- TER STORM WATCH stood out as plainly on the weather map as the beauty mark above the red- waxed smile of our waitress. We plowed through buckwheat pancakes, steak and eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, and lots of stiff, black coffee to stoke our stoves and sharpen our morous, but nonetheless warming innocence, the men's years en- abled them to understand - almost intuitively - that I was fight. I heartily recommend hiking and camping in our nation's na- tional forests. They cover vast territories of undeveloped country and feature beautiful trails. Rules in the national forests are few. Visitors are expected to use com- mon sense and not abuse the re- sources. No one's looking over your Blue Ridge Parkway. At Ellsworth's suggestion, we car- ded in camp saws and did some trail maintenance along the way - primarily cutting large, fallen trees from across the trail. The trail followed a stream that emerged from scrubby rocks near the ridge and grew into a water- fall-strewn Mine Bank Creek as gravity pulled more water into its course. We encountered some heavy weather but we were prepared. Cape students sentenced for restroom beating By Kerry Kester The three boys charged with felonious assault against a student and two teachers at Cape Hen- lopen High School pleaded guilty before Judge Battle Robinson on Monday, Jan. 30. Robinson sen- tenced Stanford Harpe, 17, to an indeterminate time at Ferris ,School for Boys in Wilmington. Edward Clark, 16, and Aaron Collins, 16, were sentenced to Ferris, suspended for two years. All three boys were told they would have to pay fair shares of restitution to the student's family to cover the medical costs in- curred. On Friday, Dec. 9, Delaware State Police officers arrested Harpe for assaulting and injuring a Cape Henlopen High School student and two teachers on Dec. 8. According to police reports, Harpe, Clark and Collins alleged- ly "punched and kicked" a 14 year old male, "causing facial bone fractures". The victim was treated and released from Beebe Medical Center for his injuries. Collins was also facing a third degree as- sault charge in an unrelated case. Harpe was originally charged with second degree assault, two counts of third degree assault, sec- ond degree conspiracy and disor- derly conduct. Clark and Collins were arrested for second degree assault and second degree con- spiracy by state troopers on Mon- day, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 respectively. Attorneys for Clark and Collins, made plea bargains that reduced the boys' charges in exchange for their agreement to testify against Harpe, whom attorneys said was responsible for most of the actual beating of the Cape student. Their testimony was not needed, howev- er, because shortly before the boys appeared before Robinson, Harpe pleaded guilty. Although Harpe had requested that Robinson grant him a contin- uance because he appeared with no attorney, Robinson denied the request. Christine Tunnell, deputy attorney general, said in court that the state opposed any continuance because Harpe had declined the services of a court appointed at- torney that was offered to him at his December arraignment. Additionally, Robinson read portions of a report submitted by Harpe's probation officer. Robin- son said that Harpe had been put on probation from drug-related charges in July but had failed to meet the conditions of that proba- tion. The report, she said, indicat' ed that his whereabouts had been unknown for a time and he hadn't met with his counselor. He had, however, performed the commu- nity service. "This isn't the first time you've been in this court," said Robinson to Harpe. "We've gtt a lot of pages here, and a lot of offenses." Following the sentencing, Robin- son warned Harpe that he would have to cooperate with his after- care worker. She also told him that if he had another offense within a year, he would have to spend at least six months in prison as a consequence of the Mandato- ry Commitment Act. Following Harpe's sentencing, Clark and Collins appeared to- gether before Robinson. In addi- tion to the rest of their sentence, she told them they were forbidden to have contact with the victim or Harpe, pay a fair portion of resti- tution to the victim, and perform 50 hours of community service. They are to maintain good behav- ior, get personal counseling and undergo evaluations for substance abuse, including following any recommendations that the evalua- tion would report. "It was fair all the way around," said Rosemary Beauregard, Collins, attorney. State followed policy in reporting student violence By Kerry Kester Officials in the Cape Henlopen School District believe the De- cember 8 student assault in a Cape Henlopen High School bathroom, where a student was seriously in- jured, could have been avoided. According to Bob. Smith, direc- tor of secondary education, former Attorney General Charles Oberle and Judge Vincent Poppiti set a policy in motion last year that re- quired the attorney general's of- fice to notify schools when stu- dents were arrested and charged for serious offenses. that we were getting that informa- tion." Superintendent Suellen said, "The system is breaking down." According to Skeen, law enforce- ment officials failed to notify the district that serious charges were brought against Stanford Harpe, 17, last summer. The charges, which were drug related, were se- rious enough that the district should have been notified, Skeen said. State Prosecutor Stephen Walther, who wrote the state poli- cy, said the state acted correctly in mental .faculties. "Men," I said, shoulder. You're on your own. The snow that fell, and which is "It was a good practice," said the case of Harpe. "Mr. Harpe was "nature's promising a major of- We made our way into the St. now immortalized on Ells worth' s Smith. "We seriously looked at charged and pied guilty tOposses= fensive. WermUSt girdourse!ves,{': Mary's Wilderness " by.hiking dogw,:staff, added a grit di-i:: ose. Weeve n re-wrote the [di:i sion of:iCipei'! sd,Walther  Despite a:wiyed and hu:;::;,down:3ee:,le , trail from the':: me.iOn, i :: :'>": ' ?:  :t:: :: " .... ipline]policy toreflecfthefaet :': .... ' =Conued on page'il