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4, CAPE GAZETI, Friday, Continued from page 3 ers have to do something," said Class. The bill passed in the House June 18 and is currently in the Senate Education Committee. Bill proposes young students wear uniforms H.B. 725, sponsored by Rep. Terry Spence, R-Stratford, and Rep. Robert "Bobby" Quillen, R- Harrington, proposes public school students in kindergarten through third grade wear school uniforms during the school day, except on days the principal deems otherwise. The bill propos- es school boards, school adminis- trators and PTA members choose the uniforms. "I am supportive of children wearing uniforms for numerous reasons," said Estie Class, Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education member and legisla- tive liaison. Of key value, she said, is the ex- tra security uniforms offer stu- dents. Those students not in uniform are easily identified; if students are not in school when they should be, authorities could easily identify them and return them to their school. Class also supports the bill be- cause it would be practical for parents, be more economical, re- move a peer-pressure factor and could eliminate classroom distrac- tions. "It would level the inequities between the haves and the have nots," she said. "And as the mother of three daughters 'who have nothing to wear,' it would solve a problem at my house," said Class, as the voices of two girls emitted protests from the background. 'TII save on gas from not having to run to Dover, and my Visa card will be happier." The bill is now in the House Committee. Late obituaries Woman injured in Milton crash Doretta Taylor, 65, of George- town was seriously injured Tues- day, June 23, when a teenager who was speeding in a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck lost con- trol and struck the van she was driving. According to Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, at approximately 7:55 a.m., Howard W. Crew, 16, of EI- lendale was traveling in the south- bound lane of Sussex 261, east of Milton, at a high rate of speed. When Crew was unable to make a right curve, he lost control of the vehicle and struck the front of the 1996 Dodge van that Taylor was operating. Taylor, who was en route to Milford, was transporting three passengers to the Kent Sussex In- dustries facility. One of her passengers, Richard June 26 -July 2, 1998 Fluster, 41, of Lewes sustained minor injuries. He was treated at alad released from Beebe Medical Center; Tay- lor was admitted in serious condi- tion. Crew was admitted to the hospital for leg injuries. Charges are pending the out- come of the state police investiga- tion. Sussex SPCA sets Saturday hours In an effort to accommodate those who might want to adopt pets, the Sussex County SPCA has added Saturday hours for one Sat- urday each month through Sep- tember; the weekend hours start this Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Officials said that some have asked for the weekend hours be- cause of difficulty in getting to the Georgetown facility on weekdays. Members of the Sussex Coumy Animal Association point out that adoptions might increase if those who work during the SPCA's weekday hours have the option of coming on Saturday. The Saturday hours will contin- ue on July 11, August 15 and Sept. 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day. The Sussex County SPCA animal shelter is located at 326 S. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown; for information on adoptions or dona- tions, call 856-6361. Henlopen Acres to give access to replenishment Henlopen Acres has given the Delaware Department O f Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) permission to place pipeline across Henlopen Acres for a planned beach replen- ishment project in the neighboring North Shores area. John Hughes, the director of the Division of Soil and Water Re- sources of DNREC, said that two entities - the Henlopen Beach Club and Block W -have both agreed that DNREC can lay pipeline through their lands. Hughes said Henlopen Acres has not agreed to participate in a beach replenish- ment project, but he said that the access will save the state a lot of money, at least $100,000, he esti- mated. Route 1 Eckerd gets preliminary approval The Sussex County Plannirg and Zoning Commission gave preliminary site plan approval for an Eckerd Drug Store on Route 1 at its Thursday, June 11 meeting. The planned store would be 80- by-140-feet and would have 70 parking spaces. Plans call for an entrance on Sussex 270A to the store, which is located off 270A, just north of Lighthouse Plaza and Kmart, on approximately 1.5 acres. The new store would be located close to the existing Eckerd Drug Store in Rehoboth Mall, located slightly to the north. An Eckerd corporate spokesman said the usual oc:- curence ifi such a case would be to relocate the existing store, but she added that she had to research the specifics to see what will happen in this instance. The planned Eckerd already has Department of Transportation (DeIDOT) approval for an en- trance on Sussex 270A. There are plans to ask for a right turn, in- and-out access on Route 1, but that has not yet received approval from DelDOT. County gets $100,000 from FEMA Sussex County has received funding from the Federal Emer- gency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse costs of the February 1998 storms. Sus- sex County Administrator Bob Stickels said on June 16 that the county has been given $100,553, including $72,803 for county sew- er and water district damage reim- bursements. The area school districts and fire companies have already been awarded $14,210. Sports Complex Wins petting zoo approval The Sports Complex has re- ceived approval from the Sussex County Board of Adjustment for a very small petting zoo. The county board voted to ap- prove the idea at its Monday, June 15 session, approving pony rides and a small petting zoo of no more than 12 animals for the complex. The Sports Complex is located near the entrance to Rehoboth Beach, just off Route 1. County approves airport terminal bond Sussex County Council ap- proved a $750,000 bond on Tues- day, June 23, to construct a new airport terminal building. The ex- isting terminal is in sad condition and critics have said the airport lacks few amenities beyond a few soda machines and a cramped lounge with nearly ancient furni- ture. The general obligation bond with a interest rate of 4.75 percent or less, will be used to construct a 6,000-square-foot terminal facili- ty, which is expected to house conference rooms, offices and a restaurant. It is part of the county's efforts to upgrade its airport. Supporters say that providing services will entice business, increase air traffic and airport customers, and pay big economic dividends for the coun- ty and for its current airport/indus- trial park. The plans call for an expected 2,000-square-foot restaurant with a capacity to seat 60 people to be located in the terminal. "This is the only place that doesn't have a halfway decent fa- cility," said Ronnie Moore of J.A. Moore Construction, who is also a pilot. Moore said there are virtually no facilities ahtl added that the toi- lets sometimes did not even work in the old terminal;, the existing' terminal will also be spruced up and improved. FOR WEEK OF JUNE 15 TO JUNE 21, 1998 DATE LOCATION 06/15/98 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth 06/15/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 271, north of Rehoboth 06/16/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, north of Rehoboth 06/17/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth 06/17/98 Rt. 1 and Phillips St., west of Rehoboth 06/19/98 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth 06/19/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 16, east of Milton 06/19/98 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth 06/19/98 Rt. 1 and Camelot Dr., north of Rehoboth 06/20/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 264, north of Lewes 06/20/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 14, south of Dewey 06/20/98 Rt. 1 and Key Box Rd., east of Dewey 06/21/98 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes 06/21/98 Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Outlets parking lot 06/21/98 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, north of Rehoboth TYPE #2 #2 #2 #4 #5 #5 #2 #4 #2 #5 #2 #4 #4 #3 #4 FOR WEEK oE JUNE 15 TO JUNE 21. 1998 ] Trp7 Sussex Cotmty K County New Castle County ] 18 30 ..... 7 ...... 15 I Of the 52 people arrested for DUI, 10 were involved in accidents. John A. Hopkins Sr. Milton businessman John A. Hopkins Sr., 81, of rur- al Milton and Broadkill Beach, died of cancer Thursday, June 25, 1998, at the Milford Center, where he had resided for several months. Mr. Hopkins was the president of Hopkins Granary Inc. in Mil- ton, where he worked for 29 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Coolspring Presby- terian Church, where for the past 25 years he served as a trustee and treasurer. Mr. Hopkins was a member of Endeavor Lodge 17, Masonic Lodge; Tall Cedar of Lebanon, the Farm Bureau; Cape Henlopen Diamond Cutters; and the Coolspring Couples Club. He enjoyed being a lapidary - collect- ing stones and pebbles, sanding and polishing them, and making many items from them, including jewelry and lamps. Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Cal- houn Hopkins; a daughter and son-in-law, Patriia and Dr. Richard Crabb of Milford; a son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Laura Joseph Hopkins of Pinewa- ter Farms; a brother and sister-in- law, Robert B. and Connie Macln- tire Hopkins of Milton; three granddaughters; a grandson; two stepgranddaughters; two great- grandsons; three stepgreat-grand- daughters; and one stepgreat- grandson. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m., Sunday, June 28, in the chapel at Short Funeral Ser- vices, Federal Street, Milton. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Coolspring Pres- byterian Church, PO Box 36, Harbeson, DE 19951 or to Delaware Hospice, Dover Office, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Winfield 'Scott' Walls, community leader Winfield "Scott" Walls, 50, of Oak Orchard, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998. Born in Oak Orchard, he was a property manager for Sea Colony in Bethany Beach for 20 years. Mr. Walls was a Vietnam War veteran, serving with the U.S. Army. A charter member of American Legion Post 28 of Riverdale-Oak Orchard, he was also a 30-year member of the Indi- an River Volunteer Fire Compa- ny, a member of the Community Church of Oak Orchard, and en- joyed boating as a member of the Indian River Yacht Club. Mr. Walls was a community leader and founder of the Oak Orchard- Riverdale Civic Association. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Linda J. Walls; a son and daughter-in-law, Winfield Scott Walls Jr. and Stacie Walls of Oak Orchard; a daughter and son-in- law, Sherrie and Matthew Williams of Millsboro; a brother, Thomas Chester Walls of Newark; and three grandchildren, W. Scott Walls III, Ryan Walls and Liana Nicole Williams. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 26, at the Community Church of Oak Or- chard, where friends may call af- ter 9 a.m. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, near Sum- mit. Contributions are suggested to the Americanism Fund of American Legion Post 28.