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Drugs Continued from page 15 residue as proved by dog, machine or other reliable test; and an affir- mative nexus can be established to connect the subject to the business of drug trafficking. As of February, Delaware had not yet had an asset seizure con- tested. Although it offsets only a small part of the huge expense drugs cause for taxpayers, the seized property does get funneled to the state coffers. What can the pubfic do.'? "We are not the answer to everything," said Hancock. "Number one, someone has to say 'we don't approve of this.' That's a step in the right direction. Schools, community members and parents are also important weapons against drugs. Although Driver Continued from page 1 criminal charge," said Tsantes. "It's a driving violation." The ac- cident occurred on Sussex 285 in the Belltown area west of Lewes at approximately 7:45 a.m. Ali- son was struck by a vehicle travel- ing in the eastbound lane. The speed limit on that section of the road is 50 mph. At the time of the accident, police reported that the bus was stopped in front of the residence. Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, said on March 7 that the early Fa- police work within schools on drug abuse awareness programs, basic academic strength in schools is equally important, he said. "Drug dealers look to employ people who are not otherwise em- ployable," said Hancock. "Drug dealers are often the last resort employer. Well-educated people have other options. We've never, for example, arrested a drug run- ner with a Ph.D." Communities have the option of setting up Neighborhood Watch programs. 'eighborhood Watch tells me there are people in the community who care," said Han- cock. In any community, he said, there's a natural leader, and that leader should try to make things better for the community. "We can only improve a com- munity if it wants to be im- proved," said Hancock. '%Ve can- not improve a community in spite tad Accident Investigation and Re- construction (FAIR team) find- ings indicated that Alison, who saw her bus to Howard T. Ennis School stopped in the westbound lane across the street, "crossed in- to the path of an oncoming vehi- cle." The special education school bus was operating for the Indian River School District. "No lights were activated," said Lewis dur- ing a March 20 interview. 'q'hese lights were not working. There- fore, oncoming traffic or traffic that was traveling behind the school bus had no warning that the bus was stopped. Anybody would have continued without warning lights." of itself. We w0n't do it for them, but we will help them get started with advice, strategies, etc. "I never saw a neighborhood get worse because of a community watch." Just one small thing, he said, can make a difference. For example, if residents notice peo- ple in the neighborhood who don't belong there, they should call po- lice. Parents have a role in pre- venting their children from falling prey to dealers or from being lured into becoming drug users. "Parents should be aware of abrupt changes," said Hancock. Those changes could involve such things as health, mood swings, new friends, and either a sudden need for more money or suddenly having too much money. Another warning sign is a child's inability to account for his or her time. "You have to determine what's growing up and what's from an outside source," said Hancock. He said he has mixed feelings about the new home drug testing kits that allows parents to send their children's urine sam- ples to a laboratory for analysis. The drug problem, in spite of the commitment of so many, will not be readily or easily resolved. Drug problems will continue; drug trends will continue. "It's just one of those things," said Hancock. "You just have to keep at it. The superintendent [Delaware State Police Col. Alan Ellingsworth] is committed to making it a priority issue in Delaware. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2- May 8, 1997 - 17 NEW KITCHENS Quality Design & Installation For Kitchens & Baths FINANCING AVAILABLE 2YEARS m, mmo, 644-9006 Z RT24JUSTOFF RT1 ATFAMILYDOLLARMALL Jim Ippolito For Lewes City Council A vote for Jim Ippolito is a vote for ...tutoring Plam Commission role in Lewes according to Delaware State Code. ' 15 ...initialing a long-range budgeting program. ...developing a comprehensive transportation plan for streets, paddng &related es. = ...m0demizing police force equipment. o i-.$'oducing ways to reduce tipping fees. 8 ...improvin9 efficiency of city services. -- "Let's Build a Better Lewes Together" ,- VOTE Ippolito May 10 Land Use Study Committee meets in Sussex May 2 to wind up sessions for summit The third and final meeting of the Land Use Study Committee will be held today, May 2, at Del Tech. The all-day session will be- gin at 9 a.m. and is the last of three sessions held in each of Delaware's counties. It's the windup before the sec- ond statewide summit on land use and infrastructure. The second summit on May 19 is the followup to the much ballyhooed two-day March session in Newark which kicked off the process and drew a roomful of Delaware's movers and shakers. The idea is to devel- op recommendations for land use planning and infrastructure, two issues that have taken on epic pro- portions in some areas. A memo sent to committee members says it is necesary that some subjects be addressed, includingmlevel of service (a measure of road capaci- ty) and agricultural zoning/prop- erty rights. "We think we have made sub- stantial progress and are very opti- mistic that we can arrive at a meaningful consensus," according to the memo sent by consultants Charles Siemon and Wendy Larsen. The 98-member Delaware Public Policy Insitute Land Use Study Committee will study the issues at today's meeting. There is limited seating available for the public today. Sussex says no to three-digit phone numbers Sussex County Council thinks one three-digit telephone number in the state is more than enough. O n Tuesday, April 29, county council voted to endorse legisla- tion that would prohibit any addi- tional three-digit numbers. The issue is whether additional numbers will confuse people try- ing to dial 911 during an emer- gency, confusion which officials worry could tie-up emergency lines and snarl the 911 system. County Administrator Bob Stickels said he understands that some businesses would like to have three-digit telephone num- bers because they are so easy to remember. But officials like Dan Magee, commissioner for the State Fire Prevention Commission, said the additional numbers could cause confusion. Stickels said the county already receives many non-emergency calls to 911, especially to report power outages. There has also been talk that a state information line for non- emergencies could be given a three digit telephone number. But Magee said it is a matter of public safety and said Delaware needs to be proactive instead of waiting for problems to start. FDIC insured to $100,000 3 Year 6.50% APY* 6.50% Interest rate Minimum deposit $5,000 "Annual Percentage Yield (APY)--INarest cannot remain on deposit; pedodic payout of interest is required. Early withdrawal may not be permitted. Names of current Issuers are available on request. Effective 4/28/97 Call or stop by today for more information. Memba faPC Anthony Egeln New Devon Inn 142 Second St. Lewes 645-7710 EdwardJone$