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Continued from page 6 Sussex County Paramedic Office is a loss, he and his fellow work- ors have established an excellent reputation of providing outstand- ing service to the people of Sussex County and those who visit here. Sussex County Council will find a replacement for Bill, but his expertise is still available. The paramedic service in the state will surely benefit with him as the new director. This is a definite step for- ward for Emergency Services. Walter Brittingham Rehoboth Beach Late term abortion barbaric According to current man-made laws, except for a few seconds or inches, file only charge against Brian Peterson, the young colle- gian who killed his baby immedi- ately after birth, could be practic- ing medicine without a license. The "doctor" with a license, with- out 'anesthesia, keeps the head of the baby in place just inches in- side the womb (with its legs and all else already out and born) and then pushes scissors into the base of its skull, making a hole big enough to insert a vacuum hose to suck it's brains. What could be more barbaric? But if seconds be- fore birth, Peterson had in some way destroyed the baby, he and his girlfriend would be today merely awaiting the customary wrist slap given to many who have practiced and do practice without a license. But he waited a few seconds too long involving a few inches of a defenseless human being. Who could call only one of these persons a murderer and the other a praiseworthy medical practitioner? Such is today's soci-- ety but the good news is, of course, the God who created that baby - a complete new human be- ing since its conception - is the same God who will forgive any- body anything if be or she truly re- pents. Richard C. Besche Georgetown RSFrO says thanks The Rehoboth School Parent Teacher Organization (RSPTO) held its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, March 7 and a good time was had by all. The RSPTO thanks the following sponsors for donating goods and services to the raffle, which was held at the din- ner: Brighton Suites, Back Porch Cafe, Victoria's Restaurant, Roadsters, Roadhouse, Sports Complex, Shell We Golf, Mulli- gans Sports Bar, Midway Bowl, Edgehill Pharmacy, Vavala's Beach Things, European Coach Works and Dragonfly Designs. The Rehoboth Parent Teacher Organization Coolspring ladies grateful The Annual Penny Party of the March 14 at the Coolspring Com- munity Hall. We would like to thank the fol- lowing participants who made contributions: Burns Gifts, 3 Star Deft, Ace Hardware, Norma's Sub Shop, Lamp Post Restaurant, Coolspring Country Nook, Donut & Bagel Express, Sharkey's Video, Goff's IGA, Peebles, Mill- man's Hardware, Mary Kay Cos- metics, and Victoria's (for your hair). We appreciate the generosity of all the people who donated and helped to make the party a suc- cess. Coolspring Ladies Circle Thanks to fellow Ladies of the Elks The following is an open letter to the members of the Cape Hen- lopen Ladies of the Elks Lodge 2540 submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication: Dear ladies: I want to thank everyone for your loyalty, cooperation and sup- port this past year of which I was your president of the Ladies of the Elks. You ladies, over the past year and during previous years, have certainly worked very hard to help the men. The scrapbook and mon- ey gift I received from you I will cherish. It holds many good mem- ories we shared and far outweighs any bad ones. Hopefully, our paths will cross again. It was a pleasure. Thank you all. Jerry Ports President Ladies of the Elks 2540 Cape Heniopea Lodge Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber says thanks The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring txophies for the 45th Annual Easter Prome- nade: Atlantic Cellular, Atlantic Lithe Printers, Atlantic Sands Ho- tel, Baltimore Trust, Best West- ern/Gold Leaf, Bill's Sport Shop, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Brighton Suites, Cape Gazette, Carlton's, Coldwell Banker, Delaware Coast Press; Funland, Grand Rental Station, Heaven in a Hand Basket, roach's Candies by the Sea, Jolley Trolley of Rehoboth Beach, The Mizzen Mast, McDonald's of Rehoboth Beach, Monograms Unlimited, Nicola Pizza, Ocean Travel, O'Connor, Piper & Flynn Real- tors, Rehoboth Outlets, Rusty Rudder Restaurant, Starboard Restaurant, Summer House Restaurant, Village Toy Store, Webster Furniture, Williams In- surance Agency, and Wilmington Trust. Carol Everhart Gina Formcci Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Wrestling Boosters Coolspring Presbyterian Church thaflkbusinesses Ladies' Circle was held on Friday, The Sussex Tech Wrestling Boosters would like to thank the following area businesses for their support and help with the first an- nual Raven Wrestling Tourna- ment. It could not have been a success without the help of every- one. Thanks to Ashby's Oyster House, Lewes; Comfort Inn, Seaford; Duke's Lumber Co., Laurel; Entenmann's, Seaford; Frito Lay, Salisbury, Md.; Hard- ee's, Georgetown; Kent Sussex Tire, Seaford; McDonald's, Re- hoboth; Paradise Produce, Seaford; J.W. Pickles, George- town; Pizza Palace, Georgetown; Plaza Shoes, Georgetown; Rose & Crown, Lewes;Sussex Central Middle School; Thriftway, Georgetown; Cat Country 105q & 94.3 (Duke Brooks); Domino's, Georgetown; Edgehill Pharmacy, Georgetown; Family Butcher Shop, Dags- bore; Grotto Pizza, Rehoboth; His. & Hers, Laurel; Mazo Lerch, Seaford; New Devon Inn, Lewes; Pepsi Cola, Salisbury, Md.; Pizza Hut, Seaford; Pizza Villa, Long Neck; Roadsters, Lewes; Sea- horse Restaurant, Rehoboth; Sus- sex Tech High School; Wonder. Bread, Seaford. A special thanks to the follow-. ing individuals for their help witlt the tournament: Don & Diane Layfield, Angola Defelica, Terry and Brett Morris, Sandra Cugler, Benny Mitchell, Coach Guarna, the Tech wrestling team, Gibby Adkins, Bill and Diane Shedaker, William Godwin, Mike Charles, DebraSantiage, Rehoboth PAL, Coach Layfield, Gary Conoway, Jeanne Batson, Dave Layfield, Chad and Billie Jo Conrad, Howard Brand, Dr. & Mrs. Pren- tice Adkins, Ran Kosiorowski, Trainers, Allen and Jessie, Dave Rogers and Kathy. Waada Brand Millsboro, Sussex United Way gives thanks Your Sussex County United Way Board would llke to express our appreciation and gratitude to all companies, organizations and individuals, for their time, effort and contributions during our cam- paign. The dollars that you have given will enable our member agencies to help the less fortunate through- out Sussex County. Needs may arise for each one of us at any lime. Your donations will help the el- derly, handicapped, youth, coun- seling, food, shelter, a disaster such as fire, home health care and many additional needs. Again, thank you. Marian Stuart, executive director Sussex County United Way, Inc. Cape Henlopen Arts Festival a success The second annual Cape Hen- Iopen Arts Festival, held on Satur- day, March 22, was greatly en- joyed b the many chillon, and community members who attend- ed as well as those who participat- ed in providing the event's many varied arts opportunities. There was truly something offered for everyone, from hands on chil- dren's activities and visual artist demonstrations to performances and workshops in dance, theater, and music. Organized by the Cape Hen- lopen Arts Alliance, the festival also served to raise over $1,500 in funds to support supplementary arts education in Cape Henlopen district schools. As an element of the fundraising effort, a Laura Hickman pastel donated by the artist was raffled and won by Nick Polk of Lewes. Congratulations to Nick! For their part in making the event a great success the follow- ing organizations and individuals are enthusiastically thanked and commended: Arts Alliance mem- bers, donors for the Chinese Auc- tion, workshop teachers, visual artist demonstrations, Dance Di- mensions; DECCASA Drummers and Dancers, The Finders, CHHS stu- dent government and ROTe, Band Boosters, Atlantic Lithe Printers, Browseabout Books, Norma's, community volunteers, Laura Hickman, Aimee Voshell, Miss Delaware, student perform- ors, Delaware Music School, Dance Conservancy, Hue Hue L'coytl, Rehoboth Art League, Shontell Schmidt, CHHS Admin- istration and custodial staff, CHSD PTA's and PTO's, Lam- bertson Signs, Deanna's and the Milton Public Library. Dana Dagle Long Cape Henlopen Arts Alliance Ban sale of domestic rabbits Easter, 1997, is here and I am reminded of the plight of the do- mestic rabbit. In years past, a lot of media coverage centered around parents buying rabbits for children at Easter. - However, I am writing about al- leged adults who own these ani- mals. My neighbor is a perfect ex-. ample. Two summers ago, on a day that registered over 100 degrees, my neighbor ignored his rabbit and it went into cardiac arrest due to the heat. I heard the poor animal thrash- ing about in its tiny, confining outdoor cage, I immediately went to check on the poor thing. It had kicked over its water dish so I knocked on my neighbor's door to alert him to the rabbit's distress. My neighbor and his wife had just come back from shopping (most likely in an air-conditioned outlet store!). As he opened the door to his house, a rush of cold air assaulted my face (how about the poor rab- bit?). I gave him the information about his rabbit. All he said that was that while he was shopping he thought perhaps he should bring the rai?bit inside from the blister- ing sun and sweltering, obsessive heat. Well, he had been back long enough to have acted on his thought but he hadn't. After I left, I observed that he spent precious minutes looking for the "perfect container' to transfer the rabbit in- to. Later that afternoon, when my husband saw the neighbor outside, he asked him how the rabbit was. "Oh, he died," said the neighbor nonchalantly. "It was to be expected, after all, he was old!" Now it is a year later, and this monster has another rab- bit. I have called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- mals who referred me to the Fish and Wildlife Division. I shared the information about the rabbit's death and the tiny cage he was confined in. I was told that the cage size was acceptable even though the animal could hardly move in it. Suppos- edly, there is nothing these organi- zations can do to ensure that the quality of life for domestic rabbits is improved. Since that is the case, there should be a total ban on rabbit sales. Pat Reed Miilsboro f If food could talk it would say Executive Chef Jeff Thiemann has an array of new flavors to surprise and excite you. FUSiOM J