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Delaware Cape Re00,jon history in photographs Letters Continued from page 6 choose any of the five turfs and then determine who would be the low bid site work contractor based upon the work and tha turf et. Regardless of which turf Cape chose, A-Del Construction was still the low bidder and awarded the contract. The decision to choose a specif- ic turf was based upon our research and what we felt would best meet the needs of Cape Henlopen athletics. George Stone Superintendent Cape Henlopen School District Milton natives on way to destroying town I read the account of the Milton Town Council meeting with dis- belief. I was struck by the. level of hypocrisy displayed by people who recently expressed support for the abomination of 4,000-plus homes on Route 16 called the Villages of Elizabethtown. These same people couldn't wait to con- demn a proposal for 396 homes at the comer of Sam Lucas and Cave Neck roads. Inexplicably, their main concern was density. One has to wonder about their real motives. Regardless of who profits from this unseemly scramble to build on any and every patch of ground, the people who actually like our town the way it is, will surely lose. My wife and I are not natives of Milton but have lived here happi- ly for nine years. When those who are born and bred here final- ly have their way and destroy this town, we will have the option of moving. ]k,lny people won't Keith Gordon Milton We are regressing into the dark ages The media feeding frenzy over the Don Imus remarks is hopeful- ]y eomtn/ to an en]. nce he ha lost both his jobs, perhaps his fate will clean up other, similar, filthy acts. While I have every sympathy with the young ladies who were so viciously and undeservedly insulted by Imus, I cannot stop thinking about the young Africans of Darfur, the young women raped, the people of the region, men a women, slaughtered in their thousands. Those not killed are left to a slow death by disease or starvation. Where is our out- rage? If we can be rightly outraged by verbal attacks on the undeserving, how can we, and I mean the whole darned world, stand by and watch genocide with indifference? Are not the lives of these innocent people as sacred as our own? We couldn't wait to deliver the Iraqi people from the evil of Saddam Hussein, but we have turned our backs on the govern- ment of Sudan, allowing them to perpetrate a holocaust rapidly approaching the best efforts of the Nazis. Sociologically, we seem to be rapidly regressing into the dark ages. Cynthia Armour Milton Lewes mayor deserves praise for student visit In my letter of thanks for every- one who assisted with the student visit from Lewes, England, ther was one glaring omission. I neg- lected to thank Mayor Jim Ford for his help. Mayor Ford was the originator of the idea, he joined CAPE GAZEIWE - Tuesdayj April 17 Thursda Aptetll00,f0000. 7 teto eewmy  .h emenetum Is this the legendary Milton Academy? According to the 1938 Federal Writers' Project guidebook titled Delaware, the Milton Academy stood at the corner of Chestnut and Coulter streets in Milton and "between 1822 and 1880 almost without interruption, a private school was maintained that drew children and young ladies and gentlemen from villages and farms for miles around." This photograph, labeled "School House," show a school building in Milton from about that period. The ques- tion to our readers is, does this building represent the Milton Academy mentioned in the guidebook? Those who have a clue are asked to contact Dennis Forney at 645-7700 or dnf@capegazette.eom. our organizational meetings, and he obtained $750 to assist with expenses incurred by the group. My deepest apologies for the oversight. William W. Bennett Beacon Middle School Good for You market thanks supporters On behalf of Good for You Natural Market on Route 9 .in Lewes, the staff and I would like to thank our new customers for their support of our business since we opened on Jan. 25. I have heard for the past three years from friends and acquain- tances that there was a need for a true natural market in Sussex County. You know, one where a customer could do their weekly shopping without having to mn to each of the big supermarkets to pick and choose organic and natu- ! ral products. Well, they were cor- rect. We have gotten such tremendous positive feedback on our store, that we are growing our inventory each week to offer more innovative products that taste good, work effectively, and are good for our planet. People are thrilled to be able to do all of their shopping in one place. We research "each product prior to car- rying it in our store. As a result, Continued on page 8 Getting things done: 00vhat an elo ed official, is all about I wish to thank the many sup- porters and friends in Sussex County who have expressed their support and friendship over the last five years. I am proud of what we accomplished together 6ver the last five years - not as Republicans, Democrats or Independents - but as proud Sussex Countians. Many of the projects undertaken were achieved because you, regular cit- izens and community leaders vis- ited or called me with ideas or pressing needs to make our towns better and safer places to work and live. Getting things done is what being an elected official is all about. I was proud to work with you in getting some of the following accomplished during my serves as your state represen- tative. In Millsboro, we funded equip- ment for the Millsboro Little League and paved the Millsboro Fire Company parking lot. We worked to improve public safety by funding a motorcycle for the COMMENTARY Atkins Millsboro Police Department. I enjoyed working with Barbara Godwin and the Millsboro Women's Civic League Organization on many civic proj- ects. In Dagsboro, we secured over $600,000 from the 21st Century Fund for the town during their water and sewer project. We also paved the Clayton Avenue job and Route 26 and the Townsend development. In Frankford, when the fire hydrant problem occurred, we worked together with town offi- cials to receive over $200,000 to make sure adequate fire protec- tion was in place in the town lim- its. We secured over $60,000 for town sidewalks when they were damaged in a snowstorm for Selbyville. In Gumboro, I learned that when I first took office that Gumboro was the only fire com- pany in the state that had never received funding for the thermal imaging cameras used to locate people in the case of a smoke filled room in the event of a fire. Needless to say, we now have that thermal imaging camera to save lives. We also worked to fund projects with the Gumboro Community Center. In Oak Orchard and Long Neck, we secured money for the Boys and, Girls Club and cut through a lot of red tape to get the project moving, We worked to pave the roads in William Ritter Manor, Sherwood Forest and Captains grant. We are also in the middle of the huge paving job for the American Legion Post 28. On the legislative front, I am most proud of our battles to sup- port veterans, our farmers and against state funded needle exchange programs. We worked fiercely to fund and .built the State Veterans Home now, instead of the extended timeline Gov. Minner had originally proposed. We worked to stand up to DNREC on the contentious deer control issue n support of the hard working Delaware farmer. Lastly I fought tooth and nail against spending your tax dollars to give free needles to drag addicts in Wilmington and demanded safeguards and guaran- tees be in place to protect inno- cent children and the schools from this program. There will always be important battles fought when some in gov- emment attempt to take away our rights. I was proud "to support those in the Indian River School District defending the right to pray in our local schools. I was consistently endorsed by the NRA because of my deep belief in our fundamental freedom to bear arms, to hunt and to protect our families. And I was pleased to enact a law that lets every Delaware citizen fly an American flag, regardless of what any zon- ing or homeowner role says you can do on your own property. It was an honor to serve you for five years in the House of Representatives. I enjoyed, work- " ing with the good citizens and local leaders to better our commu- nities. Thank you for everything you have done to help me in my service to you. John C. Atkins of Millsboro recently resigned his position in the Delaware House of Representatives where he served the 41st District.