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. .cxpE00, l00iaay, March Xp00a s; Briefly Bomb threats lead to cape bathroom poncy Cape Henlopen High School has enacted a new policy to limit bathroom use as a result of two at- tempted bomb threats the school was subjected to on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21. According to a letter to parents dated March 24 from Principal Ron Burrows, Ed.D., "there was an attempt to leave bomb threat messages in the girls' bathrooms. On Friday, March 21, 1997, a committee consisting of faculty, students and administration met after school and decided that it would be best, as a preventative measure, to go back to having lim- ited access to the bathrooms." The Win be the up= stairs bathrooms andtwo down* stairs bathrooms will be open dur- ing passing time, but during class time, only the two boys'-and girls' downstairs bathrooms will be open. Students will have to si in each time they use a bathroom. Burrows stated in the letter that anyone with questions may call him at 645-7711. High speed chase ends in arrest Anthony Dupree, 49, of Lin- coln, was arrested Friday, March 21 following an accident resulting from a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. According to Lt. Rick Chamberlin, Delaware State Police spokesman, at approxi- mately 5 p.m., a Department of Natural Resources and Environ- mental Control (DNREC) officer stopped Dupree on Sussex 264 east of Route 1 for traffic "viola- tions. The DNREC officer then ran a check on the 1990 Mazda 929 vehicle Dupree was operat- ing. "He found out the vehicle was stolen from the'Milford Police Department's jurisdiction," said Chamberlin. As the officer learned that, Dupree fled from the scene, and officers from Troop 7 responded to assist. Dupree con- tinued driving on Sussex 264 to Sussex 258, said Chamberlin. "The driver lost control after operating at a high speed, ran through a stop sign, struck a tree, almost struck three pedestrians, then lost control and struck a sec- ond tree," said Chamberlin. He was then arrested by troopers on three counts of first degree reck- less endangering and numerous traffic charges. The Milford Police Department also had warrants to arrest Dupree for unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft of a motor vehicle. After the troopers took him to Milford, Dupree was incarcerated at Sus- sex Correctional Institution. Police arrest three on drug charges Delaware State Police officers from the Special Invesgations- and Tactical Unit arrested three men on Tuesday, March 25 at ap- proximately 1 p.m. for drug and related charges on Old Landing Rond in Millsboro. Ihe investi- gators observed subjects loitering in an area known to be involved in. open air drug activity," said.CId. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman. A search revealed that Sven Conquest, 21, of Millsboro, was in possession of .3 grams of crack cocaine and 2.7 grams of marijua- na, as well as $193 of suspected drug money. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack co- caine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapher- nalia. He was committed to Sus- sex Correctional Institution in de- fault of $7,000 cash bond and will have a hearing in the Court of Common Pleas April 3. Troopers found Kennell Floyd, 17, of Berlin, Md., in possession of 3.4 grams of crack cocaine, and they seized $254 of suspected drug money. He was charged with possession with intent to de- liver crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to Stevenson Deten- tion Center in lieu of $8,500 se- cured bond, and be appeared in Family Court Wednesday, March 26. Police found 13.4 grams of mar- ijuana when they searched An- tonin Hopkins, 20, of Millsboro. He was charged with intent to de- liver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was re- leased on $500 unsecured bond and will appear in the Court of Common Pleas on April 10, 1997. Gazette staff member earns reporting award Rosanne PacL Cape Gazette re- porter, won first place for News Reporting, Non-Daily Newspaper, in the Delaware Press Women's 1997 First State Communications Contest. As a result of winning first place in a state competition, her entry, "Irate mother files com- plaint against top Rehoboth cop," is entered in the national commu- nicatious contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. Pack will receive her award at the Delaware Press Women An- nual Meeting and 20th Anniver- sary Dinner on April 17. The din- ner will honor DPW founding members and 1997 First State Communications Contest win- ners. Camenisch gains OK for variance in Milton Meeting on March 25, the Mil- ton Board of Adjustment ap- proved an application for a ,ari- ance requested by Paul "P.D." Ca- menisch for Landmark, Limited. The request is for a variance that will allow him to subdivide an ex- isting lot, located on the corner of Walnut and Coulter streets, 209 Walnut St. Subdivision will create two lots, one 9,190 square feet; one 8,853 square feet. The lot size re- quired in R-1 zone is 10,000 square feet; however, board mem- bers voted to approve since, in the same area, smaller lots than the one owned by Camenisch have been granted like approval. Sussex Airport rece0000 0070,000 sussex County Airport has received a grant for $70,000 from the Federal Aviation Authority to purchase equipment for the air- port. County Administrator Bob Stickels said the money would be used to purchase snow removal equipment. The planned equip- ment includes a three-quarter ton dump truck with a snowplow as well as a smaller vehicle. DNREC approves well regulations The Division of Water Re*: sources has announced the adop-r:: tion of new well .construction reg: ulations. The revisions become ef- fective on-April 6. "We received a large number of helpful comments from our well permitting customers, both before and during the public workshops and public hearing .held over the last two years. Many of those ideas and comments have been in- corporated into the final docu- ment," said Gerard Esposito, Delaware Director of Water Re- sources. Division staff also worked with farming interests and with a spe- cially formed Regulation Devel- opment and Review Committee consisting of contracting, consult- ing and government agency repre- sentmives. Carol Apgar, Environmental Control Supervisor with the Divi- sion's Water Supply Section said the final regulations include changes which simplify and clari- fy well permitting and construc- tion requirements while continu- ing to ensure the installation of safe water wells. Copies of the regulations are now being printed. When they are received, the Division will be mailing them to the nearly 700 people who asked to be kept in- formed of the status of regula- lions. Additional copies will also be available in the Well Permitting Branch Office at 89 Kings High- way, Dover. Anyone who wished to reserve a copy should contact the Well Per- mitring Branch at 302-739-3665 Monday through Friday. State labor department collects half million The Office of Labor Law En- forcement announced they have collected nearly one-half million dollars in 1996 for underpaid workers and victims of discrimi- nation. The office handles 21 state and federal labor laws. The department saw a 49 per- cent in in  namber of dis- FOR WEEK OF MARCH 17 TO Mo123, 1997 DATE LOCATION TYPE 03/17/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268A, south of Lewes #4 03/17/97 . 1Ext., at Hebron Road, West Rohoboth #4 03/22/97 RL 1 at Rehobo Outlets parking lot #1 03/22/97 IlL 1 and Sussex 38, norlh of Milton #2 03/22/97 Fit. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #2 Chuck Snyder photo Angola accident claims life of Lewes man A four-car collision on Sussex 279 claimed the life of Frank Lampert, 77, of Lewes Monday, March 24. According to CpL Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, at approxi. mately 7 p.m., Lampert was driving a 1996 Ford Escort in the northbound lane of Sussex 279 about four miles west of Re- hoboth Beach when for an unknown reason, he crossed the center line. He sideswiped a 1992 Buick Century in the south. bound lane, which was being operated by Robert Meninger, 81, also of Lewes. Lampert's vehicle continued northbound and sideswiped a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck being driven by Pauline Ben- field, 61, of Pennsylvania, who wag lireetly behind Meninger. Lampert's ear then began to rotate counter clockwise and was struck by the 1996 Ford pickup truck behind Benfleld's truck. The Ford wag operated by Ralph MeCutcheon, 34, of Lewes. Lewis said Lampert, who wag not wearing a seat bolt, wag pronounced dead at the scene. The other three drivers, all wearing seat belts, reported no injuries. Lampert's death was the thirty.fifth fatality on Delaware highways this year, com- pared to 25 at the same time last year. Alcohol was not a fac- tor in the accident. cent increase in the number of dis- crimination charges filed this year as compared to last. Race discrim- ination accounted for 31 percent of the charges, followed by sex discrimination (23 percent), and disability (19 percent), with other types of discrimination making up the balance. In addition, the deparunent col- lected wages for 511 employees under the state of Delaware's Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage and Wage Payment laws. Witness sought on attempted abduction Delaware State Police at Troop 4 are asking the public to help them find a driver of a white vehi- cle who may have witnessed an aRdted child abduction. ' According to Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, on Monday, March 24 at approximately 5 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask stopped and exited the maroon minivan he was driving along Sussex 224 just west of Route 113. The white male then ap- proached an 8-year-old boy who was bicycling with his 11-year- old brother. Lewis said the boy was able to flee from the man, who then re- turned to the vehicle and made a U-turn in front of a white vehicle. The minivan's notable feature was its wood grained siding, and police are seeking the driver of the white vehicle as a witness only. Anyone with information about the incident may call Troop 4 at 856=5850.