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6 ' CAPE G'AZETrE, Friday, May 30- June 5, 1997 VIEWPc)INTS Editorial Reason for cheer along Route 1 Delaware's Department of Transportation and Bunting-Murray Construction Company deserve credit this week for having the new Rehoboth Outlet intersection open and functioning and all lanes of Route 1 open in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Many skeptics condemned the operation in advance, assuming that its incompletion would worsen normal holiday weekend traffic prob- lems. However work crews from Bunting-Murray, coastal people intimately aware of what such an incompletion would mean, pressed hard to finish the work in time for the holiday weekend visitors and in so doing contributed to a better-than-normal holiday weekend traffic situation. DelDOT deserves positive mention for two other projects that are bearing immediate and long term fruit along the Route 1 corridor. People comment frequently on the beautiful rural scene they drive along as they work their way south from Dover and Milford toward their beach destinations. Without a lot of fanfare, DelDOT has stuck to its guns on its corridor preservation program - and in some instances spending hundreds of thousands of dollars - to minimize the number of entrances on and off of Route 1 to keep the system moving well. And DelDOT officials announced last week that in cooperation with Rep. John Schroeder, two expansive beds of color- ful cosmos will be planted in the next few weeks to brighten the Route 1 experience. One of those beds, like a colorful waterfall flowing down the medi- an that rises on the north side of the Nassau overpass, promises to create a dramatic visual display for Route l's southbound travelers and will serve to punctuate their entry into Delaware's beach resort area. The other will add a broad pool of color on the northeast side of Route 1 at Five Points. It too will serve notice to those visiting the beach area that they have arrived. Route 1, beginning at Nassau, continues to evolve more toward boulevard and less toward highway status. The more beautiful we make the boulevard, the more attractive will we be to visitors and the less they will grumble as they slow down for their last few miles. As for residents, all improvements to Route 1 will make us happi- er. Letters Pink and yellow blooms of rosa rugosa, meaning rough rose, add color to Cape Region dunes. New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter June 5 June 13 June 20 June 27 Fond memories of Cape female athletes I would like to thank the very talented and gifted female athletes of Cape Hen- lopen High School. Almost all of you play three sports. Some vary in their preference. Some very special athletes are about to graduate. Though there are still some juniors who help make up most of these teams, a lot of the talent is leav- ing us. Most of you began playing minor league softball at Lewes Little League. It was at the age of seven we (the coaches and parents) could see the special gifts all of you possessed. You have been joined by special talent from Rehoboth and Mil- ton to make Cape girls sports a power- house the last couple of years. In this day and time it is remarkable that you girls have stayed together and fought off most of society's problems. You have always played hard and played the game cleanly. Many opponents didn't elect to take that course. Your accomplishments are many. A state championship in hockey, two Dis- trict 1 championships in Major League softball. The only Senior League District Championship in Lewes Little League's history. Two Henlopen Conference Championships in hockey and basket- ball. A Henlopen Conference Champi- onship in softball. Undefeated seasons in hockey, basketball and softball in junior high and in conference at the high school level. The final four in the state's hockey and basketball this year. With all that time and dedication to your sports, most of you are honor roll students. We, your parents and boosters, have many times told you about your short- comings and criticized your outstanding play, only to see you accept it and play with more determination. We have shared your broken hearts at times, but most of the time we have been able to share your joys in accomplishments. Thanks. I guess I would sum it up that we have been riding a wave of success "over the past several years. The wave didn't give us the ride we wanted in all cases, but it certainly has been one hell of a ride. Now that the wave has hit the beach, the elements that made it possible will go their separate ways. If you take the lessons that sports have taught you into the rest of your lives, we won't have to worry about you. Thank you from all of your fans and coaches for the hundreds of hours of fantastic enter- tainment. We have all witnessed a remarkable group of talented ladies. It will be a long time before Cape will be able to package such a fine group again. Thank you again. Rob Warrington Lewes Carper wants to take away property rights Since when the hell is silence a con- sensus? Having been to the so-called land-use meeting at Dover Downs, I didn't see any votes taken on any issue; therefore, how can anyone say there was a consensus? How can you have a consensus when in a democracy the majority rules, not the silent majority when no votes were tak- en? What a waste of time and money. All because Carper and his dingbats want to take our property rights away from us. Daniel J. Kramer Greenwood Lewes residents losing use of their beach The parking spaces at the Lewes Beach lot were filled at times last sum- mer and the inadequate parking will get worse as time passes. Lewes residents are losing the use of their beach. We vot- ers will request our city government to shop around and purchase a lease cancel- Continued on page 8 Volume 5 No. 2 Publisher Dennis Forney Editor Trish Vernon News Editor Michael Short News Kerry Kester Rosanne Pack Jen Ellingsworth Janet Andrelczyk Photographer Angle Moon Sports Editor Dave Frederick Advertising Director Carol Mawyer Fehrenbach Advertising Cindy Roberts Nancy Stenger Joseph Mariann Wilcox Classified Sandy Barr Office Manager Kathy Emery Circulation Harry Stoner Production Staff Susan Porter Deidre Sudimak Chris Wildt Peter Butcavage Contributors: Tim Bamforth Susan Frederick Nancy Katz Geoff Vernon The Cape Gazette (USPS 010294) is pub- lished by Cape Gazette Limited every Friday at the Midway Shopping Center, Highway One, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Second class postage paid at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Address all correspondence to Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Telephone: (302) 645- 7700. FAX - 645-1664. E-mail: Subscriptions are avail- able at $25 per year in Sussex County; $40 elsewhere. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. "I have never let my schooliing interfere with my ueation." Mark Twain