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husband and my father, you have Continued tge 6 Dick Bryan's  in moving his RE/MAX real estate office in- to the old gas station across the street from me on Savannah Road. What was once an eyesore has now turned into an attractive building. The residents of Lewes should thank Dick,4'yan for mak- ing his investments, should en- courage more:tample like him to clean up commercial real estate, and encourage the members of the Architectural :Rov/ew Commis- sion to be more flexible in regard to investors who are willing to spend money on improving exist- ing commercial properties in Lewes. I sincerely thank Dick Bryan, who spem,ltte money, the Bastians, who"wtre willing to lease the priy to him, and even Jim Ford, whodid a great job as contractor.  is a wonder- ful place to live and on behalf of my friends and amily, I sincerely thank Ronni_Donavan, Bill Reynolds, Bill Masey, and Dick Bryan for helping make our lives in Lewes better. A. JBdson Bennett Lewes Thanks for serving your country, vetst To every Vietnam and Korean War vet who reads this - thank you, sir (and madam), for serving your country, especially when the country you loved did not support you wholeheartedlyor honor your sacrifices when m-came home to us. Thank you fr6ghting for the freedom now so fquently taken for granted and abused by those who know nothing of courage in the face of priming fear and heartache; the kind of courage that doesn't deny the eseence of fear, but moves on in spite of it. Thank you for enduring the op- pressive heat,  cold, leeches, booby traps, trrthy allies, loneliness, despair, boredom, ex- haustion, poisonous snakes, diar- rhea, too little food and sleep, constant pain, mgle rot, corrupt leaders, dehydration, and unimag- inable terror. And from those of us who have awakened to the fact that you are truly our heroes - WELCOME HI3[EI We have committed a serious wrong in not having relentlessly appreciated you throughout the years. The wotmds inflicted by our rejection cannot be easily healed with a holiday observance or well-intentioned letter to the editor. We, as anation, have dis- graced ourselves in mistreating you because of the volatile issues surrounding the wars, especially Vietnam. We have hurt you and 'we' need to make it fight. The only place I know to begin the healing process is to'sincerely ask your forgive- ness, and I do'so now with all my heart. During my lifetime, I hope to be given the opportunity and privilege to in some way honor you. Next to Jesus-Himself, my become my heroes of all heroes. Bunni Casey Milton Thanks to Schroeder Quietly working for us, Rep. John Schroeder has again helped solve a problem. The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was going to fix two- lane Route 273 (the road to the Rehoboth Beach Country Club) starting on or about July 15, 1997. It was to be one-way for four and a half days a week. It was to be 'fast-tracked.' With only six weeks from July 15 to Labor Day, the project has been rescheduled to start on or about September 2. This will be an absolutely posi- tive solution to repair work that needs to be done. Thanks, John, for the help, and to DelDOT for the rethinking of the time table. Walter Brittingham Rehoboth Beach Thanks for Grange coverage On behalf of Henlopen Grange No. 20, thanks so much for the publicity you gave us during Na- tional Grange Week. During our open house, Dennis Forney was there with his camera taking pic- tures of our community citizen award recipient and our talent show winners. It's good to have a local newspaper that is interested in community activities. Keep up the good work! Shirley L. Millman Chairman Grange Week Committee Henlopen Grange No. 20 VIA says thanks The Village Improvement As- sociation (VIA) wishes to thank all participants of the Flea Market By The Sea, held May 10. The day was blustery, however, many at- tended and a sense of fun pre- vailed. VIA is especially apprecia- tive of the most generous dona- tions contributed by the Brighton Suites Hotel, The Best Western in Dewey Beach, Victoria's'Restau- rant, Garden Gourmet Restaurant, The Beacon Motel, and the Corner Cupboard Inn. Their contributions made VIA's Raffle appealing to all. VIA says a profound thank you. For their very fine communi- ty spirit in a complete coverage of the Flea Market By The Sea, we give very special thanks to the Cape Gazette. The continuity of announcements made by WCMD, WSSR and WBOC-TV was most helpftil and VIA is most grateful. Marjorie Bessio, Raffle Chair- man for VIA, was very apprecia- tive to Midway Art and Stationary Supply who gave much assistance in putting together an awesome number of raffle tickets. Many thanks from VIA. It is the com- bined support of these contribu- tors in our community, woven into the centerpiece of a successful fund raiser that gives impetus to our helping approximately 25 charities. Village Improvement Association G0000neral Assembly recesses before horse race By Rosanne Pack r a relatively quiet session, laware General Assembly wil|recess for the next two weeks as elected officials prepare bond bill[numbers and other budgetary maters before the race to the leg- islative wire in June. S mate Majority Leader Robert Vo hell, (D-Milford) said that the:  is little of controversy before the two houses at .this time. He sai, the bill calling for property rea sessments statewide has been creased property taxes after re- assessment would be school dis- tricts. Because of that, some coun- cil members think that the school districts should fund the reassess- ment at the same percentage that they benefit from property taxes, approximately 80 percent. Voshell said that the state could provide some funding for re- assessment, but not all of it. Voters statewide have ex- pressed opposition to Gov, Tom Carper's proposed gas tax hike introduced; however, he is not that is intended to make up some matting predictions on how far it of the shortfall in the state depart- wil get in this legislative year. ment of transportation (DelDOT) e said the new New Castle operations. Voshell said that the Cot ty executive director is op- governor is gtill focusing on a gas pos d to the proposal, and there is tax increase, but the administra- opt sition in Sussex County as tion is also expected to suggest wel. other fee increases to fill the gap. ' q'ew Castle County has the "There is little or no support for po alation density, therefore the the gas tax increase, the majority vo :s to keep it from happening if leader said. "We hope to come it' , "TI it reel $13 1 CUS the not wanted," Voshell said. e major concern is the money ill cost to conduct a reassess- tt. It is estimated to be $12 to million." n Sussex County Council, dis- don touched on the fact that primary beneficiary of in- back from recess in two weeks and hear some additional propos- als from the governor's office." He" said some cut-backs in Del- DOT's building program will be considered, but there are always many projects that have to be maintained. Two bills co-sponsored by Rep. John Schroeder (D-Lewes) are making their way through the leg- islative process. Legislation to open some Fami- ly Court proceedings unanimously passed the House of Representa- tives and now awaits action in the Senate. The Family Court system has jurisdiction over all domestic relations, juvenile delinquency and intra-family misdemeanors, and Schroeder contends that some information is kept from those who have a right to it just b6cause of it placement in that court sys- tem. The bill he co-sponsored, along with two other representatives and two senators, would allow judges to open certain proceedings and records at their discretion. If passed, the bill would apply only to new filings in Family Court. Should the bill become law, the court system will conduct a study on the effects of opening the court proceedings. If the bill passed within the 1997 legislative ses- sion, the court will report the re- suits of the study in the spring of 1998. Continued on page 9 1EXPIRES IUNE 4th THE MONTH Before June 4th Buy a full set of fumifum for any room d your house and get 5 entries into the Cadbbean Cruise Special. 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