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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 7 - THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011 11 Four vie for That means four candidates - pleased with the things we got incumbents Barbour and Lor- done, but the last three years commissioners' raine Zellers and newcomers have been difficult, because all seats, two for mayor Kirchhoff and Mark Hunker - I've tried to do is to stop things I will square off for two commis- think were bad for the city,", he By Ryan Mavity sioner seats. Incumbent Mayor said. ryanm@capegazette.com Sam Cooper will face off against Barbour said after thinking it Tom McGlone for the mayor's over, he still has concerns in The field for the Rehoboth seat in the Saturday, Aug. 13 dec- three areas. First, is the way the Beach election in the gate, and tio city runs its meetings, which the announcer is set to say, ' md Barbour is the third-longest Barbour said is undisciplined they're on" tenured commissioner, after and chaotic, and the role of the As expected, CommissionerCooper and Commissioner commissioners in setting policy. Dennis Barbour filed June 4 to Kathy McGuiness. Barbour has Second, he said, was planning. run for a third consecutive term. served for six years as a nonresi- "I don't think we plan ahead. I Joining the field as a commis- dent commissioner, think we wait until we have poop sioner candidate is Richard Barbour said he had originally on our hands and then we say Kirchhoff, co-owner of the not planned on running again. 'OK,'" Barbour said. Canalside Inn. "The first term, I was really Donations C ntinued from page 10 his mouth is by donating all the food for the barbecue the ftrst tWO years. There is no way of counting how much cash he has pulled out of his pocket to help families at Walter Reed. But, he won't tall about that when asked; he'll say it's the least anyone can do. ewnt nt Ih a llt d This year's event, Sunday, June 19, will be the last at Walter Reed because the .hospital is ceasing operations later in 2011. which opened in 1909 - will be Elzey says the barbecue has shifted to the National Naval become such a big part of his life Medical Center in Bethesda, he will probably lool for another Md., and Fort Belvoir in southern venue to have a similar event in Fairfax County, Va. The 65-acre 2012. Two generals Elzey has facility will become property of come to know, Gen. John Mc- the District of Columbi Donald and Gen. Phillip Elzey said he has to thank the McGhee, have urged him to con- people of Sussex County who tinue the event, have donated money to help "Gen. MacDonald said he gets wounded warriors. He also dozens and dozens of calls and wanted to thank the Greenwood emalls after the event telling him Volunteer Fire Co. for cooking how special the "event makes the chicken every year prior to them feel," he said. the event. Walter Reed fell victim to the "I really get emotional about 2005 federal base realignment this; it's been a heck of a ride," and closure plan. Services pro- Elzey said. "There is no doubt vided at the historic facility -- this has changed my life?' Finally, he said, were quality- of-life issues Barbour wants to move forward with. "There's so much we can do. I've talked about bike lanes, mak- ing it more pedestrian friendly, outdoor cafes, all that stuff. This could be a really vibrant city, but we're not moving ahead; we're stuck,"Barbour said. "I think that we need changes. I feel at times like a really lonely voice, but I've begun to feel that if I'm not up there these issues aren't going to be raised. It's not a pleasant role for me to play, but I think it's a necessary one." Kirchhoff, running as a. resi- dent candidate, has been a ubiq- uitous presence at city meetings for the last two years. He said he decided to run after getting phone calls and encouragement. "I just thought I could con- Continued on page 12 [ Insulated Glass/Fogged Units ; Window/Patio Door Repair Shower/Bath Enclosures Tabletops/Mirrors Convenient, Expert Installation 12 Month Breakage Guarantee Windshield/Chip repair Mobile Service Commercial Glass Replacement 24-Hour Emergency Service Commercial Door Service Board-Up Service m EE m m mlmm u mVEB-.~m We fix your panosl 302-422-2783 8303 N Dupont Blvd I~ncoln, DE 19960 www.glassdoctor,com Locmlly Owned & Operated Franchise ., Specialty, Sports & Traditional Camps Preschoolers - Teens Before & After Care Options One Week Sessions Throughout the Summer Financial Assistance Available 20080 Church iml St., Rehoboth Beach