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Giant Food confirms Rehoboth location, pg. 14 Delaware's Cape Region Friday, March 6 - Thursday, March 12, 1998 Volume 5, NO. 41 Tall ships to spar off Cape Henlopen in May Italian firm plans May filming of pirate love By Dennis Forney Two 17th century sailing vessels - the Kalmar Nyckle and the Half Moon - will spar in the waters off of Cape Henlopen between May 10 and May 22 as part of a pirate-love story film called "Caraibi." Cindy Small of the Sussex County Con- Wilmington College buying Rehoboth Mellon Bank branch By Rosanne Pack For those who think that a good educa- tion is like money in the bank, a recent agreement between Mellon Bank (DE) and Wilmington College will seem the most appropriate marriage in the world of finance and schooling. Yesterday, the bank corporation and the college announced that Wilmington Col- lege will establish a fn'st-of-its-kind inter- active family learning center and classroom campus in the bank office building located on Rehoboth Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The college plans an innovative multipurpose facility that will provide family access to computers and educational software during the summer and college course options fall through spring. Priscilla B. Rakestraw, director of busi- ness development for Wilmington College, said that members of the board and admin- istration of the college ate delighted with the opportunity to move into the eastern Sussex County region. She said the novel concept of locating an educational facility Continued on page 20 vention and Tourism Bureau said an Italian film company working through a New York City producer sent a letter of confirmation this week regarding the production. "Caraibi means 'Caribbean' in Italian and the film is about pirates in the Caribbean Sea," said Small. "Apparently they're doing most of the filming in the Caribbean but their long shots of ships with their sails up and seen from a distance will be done off of Cape Henlopen. They'll also be firing cannons and doing battle simula- tion. The vessels they've chosen for the movie they believe to be close enough in appearance to represent Spanish galleons. We've receivedthe confirmation letterbut with these movie companies I've learned to believe it when I see it." (Carol Myers, Delaware's liaison with the film industry through the Office of Eco- nomic Development, said last week that Paramount Pictures is still interested in filming the murder-thriller "Double Jeop- ardy" in Delaware this spring. She said Paramount officials told her they are still negotiating for a lead actress and the film- ing schedule will be set pending those negotiations. "They're still intending to come to Delaware but their original sched- ule's been thrown out of whack. It could happen very quickly or be put off to a cer- tain window of time later on," said Myers.) Big, convoluted love story Stephano Celesti, the New York producer Continued on page 10 V'ddngs on the path to hoop glory The victorious Viking basketball team raises its Hen- lopen Conference trophy following Tuesday night's" win over Indian River, 77.64, at Sussex Teeh. It's the first time Cape clinched the conference since 1983. Among the Ang Moon photo celebrating teammates are (back row, l-r) Tommy Shee- han, Adam Woods, Dale Davis, Ronson Burton and Adam Scott; (front row) Carl Floyd, Marty Biles, Ricky Thomp- son and Julius Hazzard. going in a community hospital is quite an achievement;" said Esposito, who noted that in major cancer centers, the sheer size of the staffs make it relatively sim- ple, although it also often means a less personalized approach for the patient. What makes the procedure valuable is that it minimizes the number of patients who have unnecessary surgery; is an accu- rate measure of the degree to which a cancer has spread; is per- formed on an outpatient, rather than in'patient basis; is relatively painless; and is cost effective. "We're basically doing almost a research-type process here," said Esposito. "It's very elegant; it's very slick.'" Spellman said that prior to the new biopsy procedures, surgeons removed all of the lymph nodes through an axillary dissection, (surgery that removes all the lymph nodes in the arm pit region), because they had no choice but to assume all were can- cer stricken. However, statistics showed that only 20 percent to 30 percent of those undergoing that surgery actually had the micro- scopic cancer cells, so for 70 per- cent to 80 percent of the patients, the surgery proved unnecessary. Now, he said, certified surgeons can employ a nuclear medicine Continued on page 10 By Kerry Kester i Beebe Medical Center marked its place on Delaware's health- care map when it recently became the first hospital in the state to perform a sentinel lymph node biopsy, a procedure for staging breast cancer. Nationwide, the new procedure is per- formed only in major cancer cen- ters or teaching hospitals; only a few community hospitals are equipped and staffed to perform the procedure. The team of physicians who ini- tiated the procedure at Beebe is composed of doctors Jim Spell- man, surgical oncologist; Kath- leen Romain, pathologist; and Frances Esposito, radiologist. Spellman was also the first in Delaware to perform a sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma; he performed the first one at Beebe in 1996. 'q'o get this sort of team effort Beebe makes Delaware Mstory with biopsy technique