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i JlRIt| IJLL IB JLlllJImlm JLu4iu4muUllllmJm 6 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 26 - May 2, 1996 VIEWPOINTS Editorial Intentional distractions defy good sense Each week we report a list of the accidents that have occurred on Rt. 1 in the Lewes and Rehoboth area over the previous week. Our purpose is to keep people aware of the ever-present potential for acci- dents in this congested stretch of highway so they will be more care- ful and mindful as they drive. Each weekend brings warmer weather and larger crowds to our resort area and with them more chances for collisions. Some folks are in a hurry to get to their beach houses or to the boardwalk, other dri- vers and their passengers look left and then fight for the attractions they seek, older drivers take their time, and young drivers shift from left to middle to right to middle to thread their way as quickly as pos- sible through the unpredictable and moving maze. Then, as if the motion of the traffic and the signs and storefronts aren't enough to challenge the attention of drivers, some businesses, in a quest to draw customers to their locations, employ clowns or peo- ple in animal suits to stand by the roadside and wave and gesture. As a community we do not allow flashing lights or moving figures on billboards because of the real danger that such distractions repre- sent to drivers. We should also discourage the use of clowns and human-stuffed animals along congested roads as a device whose sole purpose is to capture the attention of passing motorists. Their use in areas where there are plenty enough accidents without further assis- tance flies in the face of common sense. Letters Hats off to Charlie and Barbara We have to take a moment to recognize the great efforts made over the past several years on behalf of Milton and the Milton Chamber of Commerce by Barbara and Charlie Fleetwood. The two have been tireless and enthusiastic workers for their community at the head of the Broadkill. When they began their efforts on behalf of Milton ten years ago they saw the tremendous potential of their special town and went to work immediately to promote events such as Bargains On The Broad- kill, a Christmas holly festival, fishing tournaments and a townwide yard sale to add to the cultural and economic viability of the commu- nity. In addition the Milton Clipper, the Chamber of Commerce newspaper, came into being under their administration and has served to bolster community pride. The Governor's Walk along the fiver, downtown, has also been a major community improvement project constantly promoted by the Fleetwoods. Now Barbara and Charlie's lives are changing and those changes require them to leave their Milton Chamber activities. They will be missed, but their accomplishments will constantly remind us of their efforts and doubtlessly their enthusiastic love for Milton will contin- ue. Cape Henlopen State Park officials report that piping plovers are beginning to move into closed areas of the point. Full Moon Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter May 3 May 10 May 17 May 26 RV Cape Henlopen completes 20 years of service.. Parent supports Class for Cape School Board Once again the citizens of Cape Hen- lopen School District face an important decision as to who will best serve their interests on the school board, I believe Estie Class is the clear choice. As a par- ent of four children, two who will be in middle school, Estie has a long and in- depth familiarity with the school system. In seventeen years of involvement with the schools, Estie has always been posi- tive and constructive. Estie realizes that some changes are urgently needed. I sincerely believe she will get the job done. Parents will appre- ciate her willingness to listen to their point of view and to consider all alterna- tives with an open mind. Taxpayers will appreciate the importance she places on conservation of financial resources and accountability. Teachers and students will appreciate her commitment to the arts as well as to academics and sports. The needs of children will be Estie's top priority. I will rest easy with Estie on the Board, knowing that my children's educational future will be in good hands. Please join me in voting for Estie Class on May 11. Beverly Cashdollar Lewes Thanks for supporting Dr. Jackie Keyser Conley's United Methodist Church celebrates Dr. Jackie Keyser's recogni- tion as Milton's Citizen of the Year. We thank Milton's Chamber of Commerce for bestowing their highest annual award on one of our church members. As her pastor and a friend, I remember stopping for a visit last August. I remem- ber her pride in her school and staff as the work quickened to prepare for the students in a few weeks. She showed me the computer area with excited expecta- tion. How sad that I visited Milton Middle School numerous times last fall as part of the community grief counseling team with the death of a teacher, her son, and later a student. In Dr. Keyser I saw one with great composure and the ability to make essential and good decisions under con- ditions no one teaches at teachers' schools. She faced the mounting tragedies with grace. I've seen her work effectively with students and teachers in small or large groups as well as individu- ally. She clearly takes care of all the needs of her staff and students with com- passion. When visiting on the counseling team, or on other occasions, I would concur with Representative Carey who said that Dr. Keyser works at a pace like no other administrator. Ever since her first day as Milton Middle School's principal when she was able to solve a new student's parent's fear in Spanish, I must admit, I've been a big fan. And by keeping in touch with my friends in Milton, I know how her lead- ership continues to take Milton Middle School firmly into the future. We thank Dr. Skeen, Superintendent, and the Cape Henlopen School Board for their support of Dr. Keyser. Their task of keeping children first is enhanced by Dr. Keyser's work in Milton. Conley's United Methodist Church rejoices that our sister in the faith is a leader in her profession and community. Rev. Randy Booth Angola More letters on page 8 Volume 3 No. 49 Publisher Dennis Fomey Editor Tdsh Vernon News Editor Michael Short Reporters Kerry Kester Denise Marshall Kdsten Seal Photographer Angle Moon Sports Editor Dave Frederick Advertising Director Carol Mawyer Fehrenbach Advertising Cindy Roberts Nancy Tylecki Classified Sandy Barr Office Manager Kathy Emery Production Staff Susan Porter Deidre Sudimak Chris Wildt Computer Consultant Cathedne Tanzer Rader Contributors: Tim Bamforth Susan Frederick Nancy Katz Geoff Vernon The Cape Gazette (USPS 010294) is pub- lished by Cape Gazette Limited every Fdday at the Shoppes of Camelot, 4375 Highway 1, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971. Sec- ond class postage paid at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Address all correspondence to Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Telephone: (302) 226-2273. FAX - 226-2277. E-mail: capegaz @ Subscriptions are avail- able at $25 per year in Sussex County; $40 elsewhere. 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