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20. CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 C,APE LIFE Rehoboth Lions install omcers, bestow Melvin Jones awards The Rehoboth Beach Lions Rehoboth Beach Lions Club's Club has been serving the com- funds in the form of large-print munity for more than 50 years, books and films. Club projects include Lions The Lions also support Meals Club International Foundation, on Wheels of Lewes-Rehoboth which disperses grants all over the Inc., Sussex County Habitat for world to disaster areas and for ed- Humanity, the SUssex Family ucational purposes, as well as the YMCA and Delaware Special Lions Vision Research Founda- Olympics, with many members tion, which treats people with volunteering individually to these macular degeneration and funds organizations. The Boy Scouts research in this and diabetes-relat- and Girl Scouts and Rehoboth Lit, ed eye diseases, tie League also receive the Lions They also support the Leader monetary support. Dog Program, providing hundreds DeI-VOSH is another organiza- of guide dogs to the blind each tion under the Lions' auspices, year. collecting, cleaning, readying and Local projects include provid- sorting eyeglasses to be sent to ing scholarships to Cape Hen- lopen High School graduating stu- dents; supporting the city with such projects as "Beach Wheels" buggies for the handicapped; erecting playground equipment in the parks and bike racks around; as well as extending a helping hand to those who cannot afford eyeglasses or examinations. The Rehoboth Beach Public Li- brary is another recipient of the other countries for distribution. The box marked "LIONS" at the post office is one place where these used glasses are collected. The Rehoboth Beach Lions Club's principal fundraising effort is to publish and distribute more than 8,000 copies of the Lions' "Rehoboth Beach Telephone Di- rectory." It is done completely with vol- Continued on page 21 The Rehoboth Beach Lions Club held its in- stallation of officers and directors for the 1998-99 year on Thursday, June 11, at DiNar- do's Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. Above, new officers and directors include (I-r) Jim Mays, secretary; Guyla Brinckmeyer, first vice president; Bob Taylor, president; Joan Mayben, treasurer;, Marge LaFond, third vice president; Kelly Foster, tail twister;, Madeline Nelson, director; Jim Mayben, director; Richard Clausen, lion tamer;, John Schwed, installing officer and past district governor;, Rayburn Nelson, director;, and Jim Hudson, past president. Not shown are directors Jack Brinckmeyer and Jim Wolfe; John Larson, second vice president; and John Marsh, mem- bership. Below, left, Rehoboth Beach Lions Mayben and Nelson receive the Melvin Jones Fellowship Honors from Schwed. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest humanitari- an community service award bestowed by the club. Below, right, King Lion Hudson pre- sents Lions Guyla and Jack Brinckmeyer with the honor of being the Rehoboth Beach Co-Lions of the Year during their installation dinner. One M&M in the hand is worth two in the crack Let's face it. No one likes to get pulled over by the police. Actual- ly, I did know this girl in col- lege.., well that's a whole other story. Not only do you fee'like David Janssen in "The Fugitive," but in today's world, there are many new surprises in getting a ticket. One minute you are on the side of the road and the next minute you are on the Fox Cable Net- work, which runs "COPS" shows about every hour. It's always the same scenario on these real-life videos. There are a lot of people lying face down on the floor or the street in their un- derwear. Usually these are the neighbors, because most of the time, the search warrants are is- sued by the LAPD. The other sce- nario demonstrates the police us- ing a battering ram to force open a cardboard door on a trailer that is AROUND TOWN Nancy Katz being held together in the middle by one cement block. Of course, these people aren't home either. They are at the neighbors watch- ing the Fox network. So it was with interest that I read a small item in 'q'he Wash- ington Post" a few weeks ago. A woman motorist in Virginia was pulled over by a police officer, who observed her for quite a while driving in and out of traffic lanes. She wasn't pulled over for this offense, which is perfectly le- gal in the state of Virginia as long as you are wearing clothes other than your underwear. She was cit- ed because she was applying mas- cara while driving in congested traffic. The police officer probably didn't realize she was a graduate of the Tammy Faye Baker School of Driving. In the meantime, about a bazillion drug dealers, who don't wear mascara, but do monitor police radios, take the op- portunity to cruise by the area do- ing about 100 miles an hour, with cocaine spilling from the trunks of their cars and semiautomatic weapons piled on the roofs, like excess beach baggage. So things have changed. Now a new dilemma confronts the police and citizens. If you are supposed to be driving a vehicle, what are the boundaries for other activities that takes place in your car that would be considered safe? We see motorists every day talking on cell phones, changing their clothes and even counting money. O.K., so those are the crooks. But some- times doing things in your car, other than driving, can't be avoid- ed. Take an M&M candy. You know one of those round, bright- orange ones that immediately catches your eye. It's lying on the seat next to you, but just out of reach. Whenever your body sens- es an M&M in a moving car, no matter how deep the crevice it's embedded in, your body will im- mediately drop its blood sugar, so that it becomes almost a medical emergency to plop it in your mouth, not to mention saving your life. The opportunity arises when you pull up to a left-hand turn sig- nal that hasn't changed to a green arrow in three months. By keeping one hand on the steering wheel and stretching your arm toward the M&M and extending your calf muscles until they rip, you can grasp the little, round candy. Un- less the arrow changes to green. At that point, you are driving the car like the headless horseman, which I might point out is not ille- gal in the state of Delaware. Not that any of this happened to me. I mention this episode because there is a lot of traffic at this time of year and you might want to keep an especially sharp eye on the road. And for God's sake, put some clothes on over that under- wear.