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! Brieflv DSWA committee to meet Feb. 8 in Dover The Technical '& Facilities Management Committee of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the anthority's meeting room, 1128 S. Bradford St., Dover. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 800-404-7080 or visit School board to discuss DelDOT desire for land use The Cape Henlop,m_ hool boar d plans to discuss the Delaware Department of Transportation's request for an easement or right-of-way across part of the western side of the high school's property during a meet- ing at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Beacon Middle School cafeteria. This is the first opportunity the board has had to discuss the transportation depart- ment's request for land use to accommodate its plans for a multiuse bike and walking trail path extending from Kings Highway to Savannah Road, since the request was intro- dnced at the board's Jan. 25 meeting. The board also intends to take action regarding the first bid packages to be pre- sented by the construction management firm EDiS Co. relating to site work, con- crete and steel for the new high school. Presentations and updates are scheduled regarding budget and personnel, transporta- tion, strategic planning and the Cape Henlopen Education Foundation. Presentations are also scheduled regarding the Sussex Consortium mentoring program and the district's parent education program. The board plans to vote on its policy lewes man turns :elf in for DUI : State police arrested Nicholas C. Delapo, Feb. 2, when he turned himself in at Troop 7. Police are accusing him of causing a four-vehicle crash on Route 9 in which seven people were injured, including Delapo. Cpl. Jeff Oldham, state police spokesman, said the crash occurred Aug. 124, where Route 9 intersects with Dairy iFarm Road on the south side and Sweet Briar Road on the north side. Delapo was driving a 1993 Plymouth Sundance, failed to stop behind three cars ahead of him that were stopped for a traffic light and caused a chain-reaction collision. " The occupants in all four vehicles were :properly restrained. Two of the operators :and a passenger in one of the vehicles sus- :rained minor injuries. Three passengers in Delapo's car were also injured, with the most serious injury being a fractured femur. At the time of the crash, police took Delapo to Beebe Medical Center to receive treatment for his" minor injuries and for a legal blood draw. Oldham said police located two pipes in the glove compart- ment, and each pipe had burnt marijuana residue in it. Results of the blood test came back positive for cannabinoids, which indi- cates there was marijuana in Delapo's sys- tem when the collision occurred. regarding the grading of student progress and will also discuss interval assessments and curriculum plans. County to hear more on Sports at the Beach complex The Sussex County Council will hear from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary John Hughes during its 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6 meeting in Georgetown. Hughes is attending the council meeting to talk about the state resource area maps, which upon being passed, caused quite a stir among property owners who were con- cerned that they were losing property rights. The council will also hear a presentation by the managers of the Sports at the Beach complex on Route 9 outside-Georgetown. After the Sports at the Beach presenta- tion, the council will be shown a brief infor- mational presentation about the Bluewater Wind project, proposing to build a wind farm off the coast of Delaware. The council meets in council chambers in Georgetown. The public is welcome to attend. Slots available for chats with governor Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will host her next Open Door After 4 session Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Court of Chancery on The Circle in Georgetown. Interested residents can sign up for a five-minute, one-on-one chat with the governor. Slots are available for the session from 4 to 6 p.m. The slots are expected to fill up quickly and will be filled on a first-come, In'st-served basis. To set up an appoint- ment, call Blaine Breeding at 302-577-8494 or 800-292-9570. Residents who call after all the slots are filled will be asked to call back when the The arresting trooper met with a deputy attorney general Jan. 25, after the blood tests were returned, and the warrant for Delapo was subsequently issued. Delapo, 19, of Lewes, was charged with DUI, first- CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, February 6 - Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 3 Sebmmed photo Korean War Veterans award Ruck March winners Members of all three Delaware Korean War Veteran AssoeiatiomB attended the 8th annual 436th Security Forces Squadron Ruek March held Jan. 27 at Dover Air Force Base. The Ruck March commemorates the Korean War's Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Fewer than 400 soldiers of the original 3J00 sur- vived the battle, a nighttime attack by an estimated 17,000 communist Chinese troops. Participants in the 6.4-mile event wore fatigues, boots and a 30- pound rucksack. More than 51 four-person teams competed, with the top four teams completing the course in less than an hour. Korean War Veteran Association members presented the winning team - Security Forces Raven, a special unit providing aircraft security on the ground and in the air - with the Korean War Medallion. Shown are (l-r) Waiter Koopman, Korean War Veteran Association Chapter One president, with teamjnembers Sta Sgt. Joseph Sedia, Senior Airman Dustin McPhillips, Senior Airman Josh Hartzell, Senior Airman Brett Williamson and Eugene Rose, Korean War Veteran Association department commander. date and location of the next Open Door After 4 session are announced. Residents can talk about any topic they choose during their session. Participants just need to name their topic when scheduling their appoint- ment. For security reasons, those who receive an appointment will need to provide degree vehicular assault, six counts of sec- ond-degree vehicular assault and posses- sion of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $3i000 unsecured bond, pend- ing further court action. Correction Courtesy of Rehoboth Beach police Rehoboth police seek help identifying robber Rehoboth Beach police are seeking public assistance to locate a man who robbed the High's convenience store on Rehoboth Avenue. Det. Kevin Iones said a man entered the store at 6:02 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 4. He walked around the store and left. The same man returned to the store at 6:51 p.m. and told the clerk he was robbing it. Jones said the man then walked behind the counter and attempted to open the register. When the clerk approached h{m, he shoved the clerk. The man then removed an undisclosed sum from the register and left the store, heading eastbound on foot. Jones said the suspect did not display a weapon. Although officers responded to the store in less than a minute, they were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a white or Hispanic male with an olive complex- ion. He is between 18 and 25 years old, between 5-foot-5- and 5-foot-7-inches tall and weighs between 150 and 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. At the time of the crime he was wearing a brown plaid jacket and blue jeans that may have been torn. Police are asking anyone with information to call Rehoboth police at 227-2577 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. the name, address, telephone number, Social Security number and date of birth of everyone who will attend the meeting with the governor. The deadline for appointments is Thursday, Feb. 8. Route 1, Route 9 patching work causes lane restrictions The Delaware Department of Transportation announced that through Friday, Feb. 23, Route 1 southbound and northbound from Route 24 to the Rehoboth and Lewes Canal will have intermittent lane closures for roadway patching. Only one lane of traffic will be restricted to provide continuous traffic flow for motorists.  All work will occur during daytime hou and will be completed by JJID Inc. Thi[r work is not part of the Route 1 Expansion Project; thi's maintenance work has been scheduled to occur during the winter months to lessen the impact on motorists. Route 9 westbound and eastbound from Josephs Road to Church Street will also see intermittent lane closures for patching through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Only one lane of traffic will be restricted, and as with the Route I maintenance all patching work will occur during the day. SUSSEX BUDGET - The Sussex County press release about the audit con= tained an incorrect figure. The release should have read, "South Coastal Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility continued with expansion during fiscal year 2006,. This is a $22 million construction project and will expand the capacity by 3 million gallons per day." The release originally stated that .the expanded capacity would reach 300 miI= lion gallons per day. For the full corrected release, visit gov/pressreleases/2007/0 l/ -30-07.pdf. /r