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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 2003 Briefl,c Continued from page 3 at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 5 at City Hall. The agenda includes re- viewing the city's sign ordinance and discussing proposed language specifically relating to demolition of commercial structures. Medical malpractice topic of June 7 meeting Dennis Forney, Cape Gazette publisher, will serve as the moder- ator at a seminar on medical mal- practice issues from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Lewes Public Library. The event is jointly sponsored by the newspaper, Sus- sex County League of Women Voters and the Sussex Health Council. Speakers for health- provider issues will be Beebe Medical Center President and Delaware Hospital Association President Jeff Fried, and Delaware Medical Society past President Dr. Edward E Quinn IlL Delaware Trial Lawyers Associa- tion President-elect Randall Rob- bins will address legal issues, and Sussex League of Women Voters President Carol Jones will discuss public interest issues. Lloyd Mills and William F. O'Connor will speak on behalf of the Sussex Health Council. The meeting is free and open to the public. Comprehensive plan set before Milton council Milton Town Council has scheduled a workshop to discuss the proposed 2003 Comprehen- sive Land Use Plan before the regular monthly meeting Monday, June 2. The workshop opens at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the 7:30 p.m. council meeting. Comments from state agencies on the proposed land use plan in- clude recommendations that prop- erty owners interested in being annexed into corporate limits be specified, a green belt be main- tained around town limits and that the town establish a historical preservation review board. Coun- cil will hear and discuss com- ments from agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the State Planning Office and the De- Clarifications An article in the May 23 edi- tion, "Rehoboth votes to adopt policy on sexual orientation dis- crimination," incorrectly quoted Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Re- hoboth Beach, as saying munici- palities such as Bethany Beach, Georgetown and Bridgeville, along with the Sussex County As- sociation of Towns, adopted reso- lutions supporting H.B. 99. Schwartzkopf actually said Re- hoboth wouldn't be setting a precedent in supporting any pend- ing legislation in the state Legisla- ture, as many other municipalities had done so in the past. partment of Agriculture. An u on the plan is includ- ed under Old Business on the council meeting agenda. New business items include the establishment of a Finance Com- mittee and a presentation of the annual audit. Frank Piorke, Delaware Stormwater Manage- ment, will address council. Bernard Miller will enter a re- quest for a sidewalk and curbing waiver for a property at Bay and Cedar streets. Council meets in the upstairs meeting room of the Milton Fire Hall. The building is accessible to persons with disabilities. For in- formation, call 684-4110. Broadkill beach cleanup set June 7 The Broadkill Beach Preserva- tion Association has designated Saturday, June 7, a special beach cleanup day. Residents and direc- tors of the association have no- ticed that certain areas of the beach are in need of cleanup and so have decided to persuade resi- dents to join them on the first Sat- urday in June to pick up debris. The association has participated in the regular September Coastal Cleanup Day for almost 10 years; this is the first time that they have called upon the residents to partic- ipate in an additional cleanup. During the last few years, associa- tion directors have conducted monthly pick up chores; however, recently there has just been too much left behind by fishermen and others to be able to keep up with it. Although carry-in / carry- out signs are posted at the public areas, the problems have gotten worse, not better. Those interesting in helping with this special cleanup should gather at 9 a.m. at the Broadkill Store. Gloves and bags will be provided. Rehoboth posts workshop agenda The Reboboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold a work- shop at 7 p.m., Monday, June 2, in the Commissioners room. Under old business, there will be an up- date on the Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. Under new business, there will be a discussion of an ordinance to amend the city building code in relation to fire safety. There will also be reports from the city man- ager, city solicitor and commit- tees. Rehoboth Animal Issues Committee to meet The City of Rehoboth Beach Animal Issues Committee wiI1 meet at 2 p.m., Monday, June 2, in the Commissioners Room. The agenda includes a discussion of suggested changes to the city code governing animals and how to centralize animal welfare resource information. Other subjects in- clude an opening on the commit- tee for a new member and efforts to expand recreational opportuni- ties for dog owners. Delaware Democratic Party reorganizes Jonathan Pugsley, executive di- rector of the Delaware Democrat- ic Party, has resigned from the party due to personal reasons. Nicole Majeski has been named acting executive director until a permanent replacement can be named. Majeski, 24, has worked for the Delaware Democratic Pat- ty for the past two years as proj- ects director. She has been in- volved in party fundraising, event planning and communication ef- forts. Labor union protests statewide The Labor Eastern Region Or ganizing Forum has been staging protests at work sites throughout the state, claiming subcontractors are hiring nonunion workers. Those workers get less pay and no insurance, said Marcello Idrovo of New Jersey, spokesman for the union group. Idrovo and about a dozen protesters marched in front of Beebe Medical Center May 19 and May 20. With approximately 15-foot inflatable rats on the op- posite side of the street, marchers chanted: "Who's got the power?" and "We got the power," among other coined phrases. The forum represents union workers in Delaware, New Jersey and New York, said Idrovo. Some of the places where the protesters marched elsewhere in the state in- cluded the University of Delaware, Wilmington College and Bayhealth Medical Center. The subcontractors they primarily target are masons and laborers. According to a local general con- tractor, there is a shortage of union workers statewide; he does not believe there are any union-af- filiated masons in Lewes. Bankruptcy courts to get more judges In an effort to deal with the se- vere shortage of bankruptcy court judges across the country, and particularly in Delaware, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced, May 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved his leg- islation to add 29 new permanent judges to the federal bankruptcy bench, four of which will be in Delaware. In addition, the bill converts one of Delaware's tem- porary judgeships to permanent status. 'q'he dramatic increase in bank- ruptcy filings in the past few years has created a serious need for ad- ditional judgeships, particularly in Delaware - far and away the na- tion's most overworked bankrupt- cy court," said Biden. "In these cases, timing is often critical, and without these additional judge- ships, people could face signifi- cant and unnecessary delays." In addition to the 29 new per- manent bankruptcy court judges, the bill also authorizes .an addi- tional seven temporary judge- DATE 05/21/03 05121103 05/21/03 05/21/03 05/22/03 05/23/03 05/23/03 05/23/03 05123/03 05/24/03 05124103 05/24/03 05/24/03 FOR WEI3K OF MAY 19 - MAY 25. 2003 LOCATION Rt. 1 and Rt. 16, east of Milton Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes Rt. 1 and Wal-Mart parking lot Rt. 1 and PNC parking lot Rt. 1 and Arby's parking lot Rt. 1 and Super G parking lot Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 258, north of Lewes Rt. 1 and Dodd Ave., north of Dewey Rt. 1 and Spring Lake Dr., west of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Rt. 1A, west of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 271, north of Rehoboth 05/25/03 Rt. 1 and Church St., south of Rehoboth 05/25/03 Rt. 1 and Collins St., south of Dewey 05125103 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, north of Rehoboth TYPE 4 5 4 3 3 3 *3 4 2 4 4 5 4 4 *4 4 i ....  ;;;z*z i!i ! ;i=:J ] : i   ; : !   {>. :::.. {!:i  i  {A :::::: ir:: ." 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Next, the bill heads to the Senate "The results of this survey show for further consideration, why Delaware continues to be a desirable place to live, work or lo- DART First State OKs cam a business," Minner said. "It also shows that governments at service changes for June every level - state, county and mu- Raymond C. Miller, executive nicipal - are working hard and director of DART First State, has well to keep taxes down." announced changes to its bus The places with the highest service. Sussex County changes combined state and local tax rates became effective May 22; Kent, were Washington, D.C., 12.9 per- New Castle and intercounty cent; Maine, 12.2 percent; and changes are effective June 16. New York, 12 percent. The na- In Sussex County, the Beach tional average is 9.7 percent. Resort Service started May 22, The foundation took into ac- and service hours have been ex- count income, property, sales and panded on all resort routes after other personal taxes as a percent- June 30. Other changes include age of per capita income. It also Route 206, with nine weekday examined how much of business- trips extended to Allen Foods in es' taxes are passed along to resi- Harbeson; Route 210, five week- dents. day trips extended to Allen Foods; and Route 305 (Wilmington to County paralnedics Rehoboth Beach) will reschedule its 10 a.m., Sunday trip south- attend conference bound from Rodney Square to de- Seventeen paramedics from part at 5:30 p.m. The return trip Sussex County Emergency Met- from Rehoboth to Wilmington ical Services (EMS) attended the will depart at 8 p.m., instead of 20th annual EMS Today confer- 5:15 p.m. ence in Philadelphia in late For more information, visit March. The three-day confer- www.DartFirstState.com, ence, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City, Delaware has one of was composed of workshops, lec- tures and exhibits. Paramedics lowest tax burdens were able to attend several ses- A report released last week sions each day on a broad range of ranks Delaware as having one of topics in EMS. These educational the lowest combined state and lo- sessions included the latest ad- cal tax burdens in the country, vances in patient care and tech- Delaware's state and local tax nology.