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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 20- THURSDAY, MAY 22, 20]4 S RON MACARTHUR PHOTO WITH HER HUSBAND, Gordon, by her side, Democrat Shirley Price announc- es her candidacy for the Sussex County Council District 4 seat. Price We've Got What You're Looking For! Continued from page 4 "You will never hear me say I am only one vote; what can I do?" she said. "I know firsthand the difference one person can make. I have spent a lifetime do- ing just that - seeing a need and working to find solutions." So far, Price is the lone Demo- crat to file for the District 4 council seat. If there is no Dem- ocrat primary in that district, she will face the winner of the Re- publican primary in the general election. Incumbent Council- man George Cole of Ocean View has announced he will run for an eighth term against challeng- er William Carroll of Bethany Beach in the Tuesday, Sept. 9 Republican primary. The filing deadline for candidates is noon, Tuesday, July 8. Betty Deacon - who was campaign manager for Sussex Councilwoman Joan Deaver during her two elections - is campaign manager for Price. She said she is also helping with Brad Connor's run in the District 5 Democrat primary against Bob Wheatley of Laurel. Deacon said Price started a door-to-door campaign in Rehoboth Beach May 17. Elected vo-tech school board bill stalle.d in committee By Melissa Steele A bill to replace Sussex Tech's appointed school board with an elected board is still in the Senate Education Committee after its May 7 hearing. Chairman Sen. David Sokola, D-Newark, gave no reason for declining to sign the bill out of committee. He said if the bill's sponsor, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, could get four committee members to sign the bill, it would be released to the Senate floor. Pettyjohn said he intends to talk to committee members about supporting the bill during an upcoming two-week break in the legislative session. "I haven't been pushing it very hard right now," he said. "I may talk to some people when we're not so busy running from meet- ing to meeting." Pettyjohn sponsored the bill with support from Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Bryan Townsend, D-New- ark, after Sussex Tech announced in March that it needed to raise $4 million in taxes or else the single-school district would be forced to cut 24 jobs. Pettyjohn and Briggs King both said constituents questioned how the appointed school board allowed a $4 million deficit to arise. Senate Bill 190 originally sought to change vo-tech school boards across the state from ap- pointed to elected, but Pettyjohn amended his bill April 30 to ap- ply only to Sussex Tech. The bill would reduce the cur- rent school board from seven to five members, and require 4-year terms instead of open-ended Continued on page 11 RELAX.I ROOF COATING * CAULKS SEALANTS TUBS. SHOWERS SINKS.TOILETS PLUMBING SUPPLIES HVAC SYSTEMS AIR FILTERS WATER HEATERS DOORS WINDOWS SKIRTING AWINNINGS H R R BI I Furnish your Living Room, Dining Room and Bedrooms ' at HUGE SAVINGS! Floor model, overstock and one of a kind items. FUR IT RE & 2204 S. Dupont Hwy Rt. 13 19287 Coastal Hwy Rt. 1 Dover, DE 19901 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 1302) 697-1300 1302) 226-5900 Hours: Monday - Saturday lOam - 8pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm B klaussnerhm"  M , ...... h,,,, mlllm"