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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, District incurred $7,092 expense in Feichtl case It cost the Cape Henlopen School District $7,092, to date, to part company with Nancy Feichtl, director of instruction. The dis- trict budgeted $50,000 for its legal budget this fiscal year. Excluding special education cases, the dis- trict has used $27,246 of that amount, said Andy Brandenberg- er, director of business operations. Feichtl reached terms with the board to retire from her position a year early, after a controversy arose with Superintendent Suellen Skeen. Bonvillehired to write grants for WSNB The Westside "New Beginnings (WSNB) executive board recently hired Diaz Bonville as a grant writer for the community organi- zation." As an administrative offi- cer for grants, Bonville will also monitor budgeting, reporting and marketing. The board also is.in the process of restructuring WSNB to include more committees. The organiza- tion is currently geeking members to volunteer for the following committees: fundraising, property (information, clean-up), publicity (newsletter), playground (devel- opment for the center), DelDOT, (liaison with the Delaware De- partment of Transportation), building fund (for youth center development) and banquet (an an- nual event). To sign up for a com- mittee, contact Minnie Smith or any executive board member. Cape board announces task force appointments The Cape Henlopen Board of lucation announced at its Thurs- day, June 12 meeting those people who will staff the Long Range Fa- cilities Task Force. The members of the committee are as follows: Wallace Hudson, director of corporate affairs at Beebe Medical Center; Mary Walker, acting principal of Re- hoboth Elementary School; Robert Savage, chief custodian at Milton Middle School; Waynne Paskins, Rehoboth Elementary School teacher; NQra Martin, rep- resenting the Parent Teacher As- sociations and Parent Teacher Or- ganizations; Donald Schenk, re- tired school principal; Allan Red- den, Delaware Department of Transportation engineer; Bey Cashdollar, community represen- tative; Dave Stevenson, commu- nity representative; Dean Dey, community representative; Greg Weer and Andy Brandenbe.rger, district office, ex officio mem- bers; George H.P Smith, Lewes mayor. There remains an opening for a community representative from June 20 - June 26, 1997 elude the board president as a member. In the fall, the board may opt to add two students to complete the task force member- ship. Technology development on course in district Technology development in the Cape Henlopen School District is on the rise, and teachers are in- creasingly incorporating creative technology uses in their class- rooms, said Wes Stack, instruc- tional technology specialist. '`The building technology teams have done a marvelous job," said Stack during a Thursday, June 12 board meeting presentation. Growth of computers in the dis- trict has occurred in "bursts" over the past 14 years, he said, with booms in 1983, 1987, 1991 and this year. "In terms of classroom use, we're really getting a surge, ! think," Stack said. "We have 895 computers in our district." What the district now needs to emphasize, he said, is training support. The U.S. Department of Education, he said, estimates that teachers will need 50 hours of training to bring them to the cur- rent level of technology, and that does not include future develop- ment in the field. "Technology support is going to be a continuing issue we're going to have to address," said Stack. "Training has to keep pace with technology." He recommended that the district's next step be to assess the current level of staff de- velopment, with a dual focus on both productivity and integration. Stack referred to classrooms he recently visited where students were actively engaged in comput- er-related activities. "It's ab- solutely incredible what we see in that environment with that level of technology," he said. On the hori- zon for education, he said, is home CD projectors, providing community access to the schools through email, and exploring the option of installing a district-wide web server. Superintendent Suellen Skeen, F_xLD., said the district'is expected to qualify this year for a position in maintenance, and at this .point/ the district is planning to use the position to staff a technician. Rogers elected . GOP chair ....... The Sussex County Republican Executive Committee recently elected Bruce A. Rogers of Georgetown as their coun- ty chairman. He succeeds- Roland Der- rickson of Dagsboro, who retired after four years of ser- vice. ROGERS Rogers is a Delaware native who graduated Rehoboth Beach. The board is from the University of Delaware still expecting to add a board and from the Seton U ni,ersity member to the roster asweli as in- L trial attorney practicing in Georgetown. Rogers was deputy legal counsel to then-Gov. Michael N. Castle. Rogers has served as a adjunct faculty member of the University of Delaware, Wilmington College and Delaware Technical & Com- munity College. He is a former member of the Indian River School Board and is active in many community and civic orga- nizations. Cape Gazette posts early July 4 deadlines Since July 4 falls on a Friday this year, we want to insure that all of our subscribers receive their Cape Gazettes in a timely fashion, With the post office closed on July 4, we will publish Thursday, July 3. The deadline for both advertis- ing and news for the July 4 edition will be Tuesday, July 1. Cape Gazette business offices will be closed on Friday, July 4 in obser- vance of the holiday. Cochran fundraber set June 25at Sir Guy's There will be a meet and greet fundraiser for incumbent Re- hoboth Beach commissioner and candidate for re-election Bitsy Cochran at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 25 at Sir Guy's Restaurant on Rehoboth Avenue. Cochran will be available to discuss any issues and there will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Donations would be appreciated at the door or may be sent to Friends of Cochran, c/o Dennis Diehl, 243 Rehoboth Av- enue, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Resort Transit Committee reschedules meeting The meeting previously sched- uled for June 24 of the Resort Transit Advisory Committee has been moved to 1:30 p.m., Tues- day, July 15 in the Rehoboth Beach Commissioners Room. The public is invited to attend. Rehoboth city offices open July 4 The Cityof Rehoboth Beach Administrative Offices will be open on Friday, July 4 and the will be norm/t[.trash pick up that day. ...... Rehoboth imlice  * videophone olrational The Rehoboth Beach Police De- partment has obtained, through a grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, a videophone sys- tem, which was installed last month. The system consists of a computer, monitor, video camera and fax machine and connects the Rehoboth police with almost every court in the state and the At- torney General's office through a teleconferencing system. The of- fleers can now conduct bond hear- ings for defendants after their ar- rest, obtains earch warrants and do FOR WEEK OF JUNE 9 TO JUNE 15, 1997 DATE LOCATION TYPE 06/10/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #4 06/11/97 Rt. 1 at Food Lion parking lot #3 06/11/97 Rt. 1 at Golf Down Under parking lot #3 06/11/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #2 06/12/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 12, west of Lewes #5 06/12/97 Rt. 1 at Popeye's parking lot #3 06/13/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #4 06/13/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268, west of Lewes #2 06/13/97 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, north of Lewes #4 06/13/97 Rt. 1 at Rehoboth Outlets parking lot " #1 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, 3 miles north of Rehoboth #5 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268, west of Lewes #4 06/14/97 Rt. 1 at Five Points Plaza, west of Lewes #3 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Rt. 1A, west of Rehoboth #2 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth #2 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 14B, west of Lewes #2 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270B, north of Rehoboth #2' 06/1.4/97 Rt. 1 at Midway Shopping Center parking lot #3 06/14/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268A, west of Lewes #4 06/15/97 Rt. 1 and 270A, north of Rehoboth #5 06/15/97 Fit. 1B and Martin's Lane, south of Rehoboth #3 06/15/97 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes #3 06/15/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, north of Rehoboth #5 KEY., #1, Private propedy ge over $L000 #5" Personal injury; #SA - pedestdan injury #2- Pr0pe  over $1,000 #6, Hit and run under $1,000 #3"Pat$1,000 - #7-Fatal , #4.. P r $1,000 , #8 - Hit and,run Route I accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 i duction in man hours lost driving to Georgetown, as well as keep of- fleers on patrol, possibly eventual- ly reducing overtime pay. While the system is now only opera- tional when Justice of the Peace courts are open, by the end of June, the governor is expected to sign legislatiofi establishing a 24 hour videophone only court which officers can dial seven days a week. There will be no costs to the city for operating the system since the $1 videophone assess- ment of all traffic summonses passed by the legislature last year will reimburse the city for all phone lines and fax costs, sup- plies, maintenance and repairs. pre.trial intakes on criminal cases !ng off the paint. AnYOne observ, without leaving the city. mg someone damaging or defac- School of Law. He is currently a This is expected to rdsulf fn a;' ' "i the paVilion or i(s electrical June Bug Week not jumping in Rehoboth Rehoboth Police Chief Creig Doyle announced that due to the recent cool weather, the police de- partment "has experienced a slow- er than usual post-graduation "June bug" period so far this month." However. numerous in- state high schooLgraduates have been arrested for underage con- sumption of alcohol and several have been charged with DUI un- der the state's "zero tolerance law." In each of those instances, the passengers were also arrested for underage consumption. Doyle also announced 'that the Wilmington Avenue Pavilion, "a major trouble spot last summer, has been relatively quiet so far this year due to increased high visibility police presence there." However, reports have been re- ceived in the past week that local juveniles have been observed try- ing to deface the pavilion by peel- fixtures are asked to call 911 im- mediately. Eden Garden, Cultured Pearl get green light The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners voted at the June 13 meeting to issue certificates of compliance with Rehoboth ordi- nances governing establishments that serve alcohol to both the Eden Garden Cafe at 122A Rehoboth Avenue and the Cultured Pearl at 19 Wilmington Avenue. The Eden Garden is a new restaurant in the South Moon Un- der complex, which wishes to serve wine and beer only in indi- vidual glasses inside and on the patio, with no patron bar or ser- vice bar. Proprietor Rob Stitt Jr. was re_- minded that state law requires 35 permanent seats in order to serve alcohol, while Stitt's plan calls for only 30 inside seats. Stitt assured the board he could put in five more seats in the restaurant, which serves appetizers, soups and en- trees-for both lunch and dinner. Commissioner Bitsy Cochran ab- stained from the vote while all others voted in the affirmative. The Cultured Pearl, which has a liquor license, wishes to expand into the commercial area next door in three phases, eventually creating more permanent dining, a lounge and waiting area, as well as a second sushi bar and more toilets. The board voted unani- mously to issue the permit with the understanding that the work begin within a one-year period. Planet X, at 35 Wilmington Av- enue, has requested a certificate of compliance to expand its porch seating and add five bar stools. This matter will be heard during the next regular meeting, set for Friday, July I I.