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8 - CAPE G, Friday, Continued from page 6 Our decision to sell our property came after my choice to seek an- other two years on the board. I apologize to Mayor George Smith, President Tom McClain and the community at large for ac- cepting a term I cannot complete. The citizens of Lewes are fortu- nate to have the dedicated person- nel of the Board of Public Works serving their city. My fellow board members and the staff they employ truly care about and for Lewes. I thank them all for their exper- tise and the time they spent trying to impart it to me. My zip code is changing, but my heart will reside forever in 19958. Richard Buckaloo HI Lewes Good to see positive article about Lewes How satisfying it is to read that our City of Lewes is considered one of the 10 best places to raise a child. As a native of Lewes, and having raised my children in Lewes, I have always felt this way, but to know Lewes, com- pared to cities nationwide, ranks so highly is reassuring. It also makes a person wonder why so many people remark that Lewes and its government, includ- ing the police department, is so in- ept. City fathers, as well as their po- lice department, must be doing something right in providing the stability that is necessary for par- ents to be encouraged to move to Lewes and to stay in Lewes. Per- haps the group of citizens who en- courage the city to retain the "act- ing" Chief of Police as chief are not so wrong. Perhaps the city fa- thers do know what they are do- ing. In any event, I was heartened to see a positive statement made about our city finally. There are many of us residents who think living in Lewes is a privilege and I think I can speak for them in say- ing we are very appreciative. Con- gratulations for relaying the good news. Michael Hill Lewes Don't put blame on Miller In Dewey I just finished reading the article on Susan Frederick's resignation from the Dewey Beach Board of Adjustment. Unless Jen Ellingsworth's article is incorrect Barefootin' C, onttnuod from page T set me straight. "With regardm the origin of the name, since the Latin name is symplocarpus foetidus (as in fetid - having a heavy, offensive smell), I imagine it's based on the odor April 18 - April 24, 1997 in what Mrs. Frederick said, I must say I am amazed. According to the article, Mrs. Frederick stated Mr. Miller did not provide her with proper notifi- cation of the board's March meet- ing. I was present at the meeting on February 11, when the Haley's matter was tabled for the next meeting. R was brought up at that meeting when the next meeting should be held, and Mrs. Freder- ick picked the date of the meeting and announced the date for the record. Your article further states that Mrs. Frederick claims Mr. Miller did not provide her with adequate information needed to review the application. It was discussed at the meeting February 11 what addi- tional information the board would like. It was agreed that all requested information would be available in the building official's office after February 18. If Mrs. Frederick was paying attention, she would have known the meeting date and when she could pick up the needed informa- tion. She would not have had to blame Mr. Miller and I believe owes Mr. Miller an apology. Karen Ulrich Lewes Thanks for Silver Lake path support We can continue to enjoy a peaceful, quiet walk around all shores of Silver Lake in Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Sus- sex County land between, observ- ing the geese splashing in for a landing, the majestic blue heron, goslings bobbing in line, the play- ful river otters, and the chirping of the birds in the reeds, and not to forget our green parrots with their condo nests on the north, shores of our unique lake. We want to express our appreci- ation and gratitude to the public and our supporters, specifically, Sen. George Bunting, Rep. John Schroeder and our Town of Dewey Beach officials, and the lo- cal media in assisting us with the Silver Lake right-of-way issue over the past five months. By your signatures of support on the petition circulated, your letters to the court, your presence at three court hearings, phone conversa- tions and most of all, your con- cerns for public rights in our com- munity, you have ensured open public spaces in Dewey Beach. We strongly urge all citizens of Dewey Beach to consider the fu- ture of your community. Don't al- low your elected officials to be silent on issues you passionately believe in. Bring your ideas for- ward. You can make a difference with public support: Public inter- rather than the striped appear- ante." The poet Walt Whitman once said something like" "You ask me about miracles? I know nothing but miracles." Such was Wbitman's view of all of existence. One of the great marvels of our existence contin- ues to shine brightly in the north- est did rule over private interest. We have given a special gift to our future generations of Delawareans to enjoy the freedom of our natur- al resources as a "way of life" in Dewey Beach. Martha J. Tillman Vivian Barry Dewey Beach More on Shields' future success The drive to have a useful and practical computer lab and com- puters in all of our classrooms at Shields Elementary School needs your help. I say "our" classrooms because these children belong to all of the community and represent all of "our" futures. These are the people who will be running our businesses, our governments and our communi- ties when we are retired. These young people represent the tax base that will support our Social Security benefits. Their future successes and fail- ures bear huge consequences for all of us. Every year, "U.S. News and World Report," "Money Maga- zine," "Forbes" and "Fortune" all report on the best places to live and work in the United States. Without exception, one of the pri- mary requisites for a successful community are good schools. The criteria for good schools in these studies usually consists of a safe, clean environment, parental in- volvement and wide-based com- munity support, as well as a well- rounded curriculum and modern tools for teaching. In terms of local businesses, su- perior schools serve at least two excellent purposes. They provide those of us who create jobs and opportunity with good employees to staff our facilities and help en- sure successful growth. Secondly, they provide an irresistible lure to parents who seek work in our area. Valuable, highly-trained work- ers always cite good schools as a reason to remain in or join a com- munity. Good schools attract good people. We at The Anglers Motel have pledged $500 to this cause and we challenge other businesses to join us in helping provide our children with these very necessary tools. When these kids become universi- ty and employment prospects, it will be taken for granted that they have a broad-based knowledge of computer skills. Surely our kids deserve a fighting chance out there. Please join us and the Dewey Beach Lions, Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary and all generous contribu- I west sloj on clear nights in the fast couple hours of darkness. The comet Hale-Bopp, arguably the most interesting celestial novelty of this century, should continue to be visible for another couple of weeks. "We should be able to see it tm- til about the beginning of May," said Dr. Judy Provencal of Uni- versity of Delaware's Department tors already in this worthy cause. Scott de Kuyper Deride Warren The Anglers Motel Lewes Lewes should be proud of itself Hooray! Finally, some good news about Lewes in print. Ac- cording to local reports, the May issue of "Parenting" magazine ranks Lewes as one of the top 10 places in the nation to raise a fam- ily. In fact, we are ranked sixth. Many newcomers to Lewes might say, "Wow, what an accom- plishment!" But many of us who have lived here any significant amount of time realize that this ac- colade is no surprise. We've known this about Lewes all along. Lewes always has been a great place to raise a family and still continues to be today. We have a very low crime rate, beautiful nat- ural features, and wonderful schools. This is the kind of shot in the arm that Lewes needs, especially from the media standpoint. I've tried to point out the positive as- pects of Lewes in my candidacy for a seat on City Council. Now a national magazine proclaims the very same. We have a small, friendly community that cares about each other and is involved socially and politically. We have parents who participate in their children's lives and their schools. We are a city that comes to the aid and comfort of our own and others when they are in need. This is the kind of story that de- clares the true nature of our town and one in which we should take pride in hearing and proclaiming. It doesn't hurt to get a pat on the back once in a while. Ed Zygmouski Lewes School children thank Dewey police Dewey Beach Police Chief Ray- mond Morrison and Brian Tome paid a visit to Judi Walls' third grade class at Richard Shields El- ementary School. During the community policing activity, the men explained the im- portance of not talking to strangers, getting fingerprinted and being officer-friendly. They also described procedures used by K-9 officers to look for missing childret Included in the discus- sion of fingerprinting was a de- scription of ridges located behind the eye, and the fact that those ridges - like each person's finger- print - are one-of-a-kin The following is an example of the letters which were submitted I of Physics and Astronomy. 'q'hen it will begin moving farther from the sun and will cool off and fade. The best way to explain a comet is to think of it as a dirty snowball. It's a big rock - probably about two kilometers in diameter- that has ice that melts when it comes close to the sun. The tail we see is made up of ice and dirt." Provencal said Hale-Bopp or- to the Dewey Beach Police De- partment from the students, thank- ing Chief Morrison and Cpl. Tome for their visit: I appreciate you coming in our class. Thank you for giving us a fingerprint kit. I like how you showd us your stuff on the belt. I like that baton. Thank you for showing us a fingerprint. Thank you for telling me about my fin- gerprints. I never new every- body's fingerprints were different. Kimberly King Thank-you very much for corn- ruing in. I liked the fingerprinting the best it was very cool. I also like the Police kit it was very cool. I enjoyed you comming. I will al- ways remember the rule never toucha gun. The Police equip- ment is also very very cool. Thank you again. Alexis Marie Quigley Thank you for coming in on 4/10/97. I liked your equitment on your uniform like the baton and your vest. I never knew their was oil on our fingerprints and no to fingerprints are the same. Dogs must have good noses to find missing people. I have a question. Do you use elephat guns7 I never knew that about our eyes. Do you know Sgt. David? He's my neigh- her. I went home and did finger- printing. How do you hire so much people for the summer? How do six policemen moniter Dewey beach? I always thought they were dents not ridges. Nathaniel Smith Gaffney Thanks for anonymous gift I would like to take this oppor- tunity to thank the couple who so generously and genuinely con- tributed a gift to our students at Harbor Healthcare's Sussex Ele- mentary Consortium on March 25 at Kmart in Rehoboth Beach. Unfortunately, I do not have their names, but their thoughtful- ness does not go unappreciated. Thank you for your kindness and remembering our special children during this Easter season. Paul B. Rogers Jr. and students Sussex Elementary Consortium Unity Chapter says thanks Unity Chapter #16, O.E.S, of RehobotlL held a spaghetti dinner and would like to give their sin- cere thanks to Nicola Pizza, Grot- to's and Pizza Hut for their dona- tions. They helped a great deal to make the dinner a success. Doris Lauer Chairman b/ts around the sun in a path that takes about 4,000 years to com- plete one time. "That means it will come around again in abont 2,000 years - going the other way. It's the brightest comet is a really long time. And the best way to see it is just h3 look up in the sky. Through a telescope it just looks like a big blur."