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"'54 -'CPPE GETTE,'Frida;, July 11- July 17, 1997 Minner tells resort chamber to "squeak up' in Dover By Rosanne Pack She might have been preaching to the choir, but Lt-. Governor Ruth Ann Minner wasted no time telling the Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Com- merce that she is a staunch sup- porter of the tourism industry. She advised local business people and representatives to become "squeaky wheels" in seeking more state support. Speaking to the July 2 general membership meeting at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Minner said she wants to see more state money going to help market the tourism industry. She pointed out that tourism is second only to agriculture in bringing money into Delaware. "What happens with tourism as far as the state is concerned?" she said. "I have asked, how are we going to increase the money going into tourism? We need to be will- ing to invest [state money] to in- crease tourism money." Minner said that the majority of the population, therefore the ma- jority of elected officials, lives in New Castle County. Because many of these people think of the tourism industry as a regional is- sue, it is hard to loosen up state money for the tourism industry or to convince state legislators to look at.ways of building in self- sustaining means of income. "People in New Castle County don't consider themselves tourists, but they are," she said. JACK LINGO 227-3883Lu Cristaldi REALTOR 227-2988 Home Rosanne Pack photo Members of the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce recently heard Lt. Governor Ruth Ann Minner speak on the importance of promoting tourism. Pictured at the luncheon in Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats are (l-r) Car- ole Everhart, chamber executive director; Sam Calagione, president of Dogfish Head Minner and Rob Marshall, presi- dent of the chamber board of directors. LONG Highway One FOSTER Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-2541 or (800) GO BEACH REALTORS00 Internet WBOC expands news coverage TV 16 will premier the area's first and only local weekend morning news programs. WBOC will begin broadcasting Saturday and Sunday morning news on Sat- urday, July 5. "Delmarva This Morning: Weekend Edition" will air from 8 to 9 a.m. each weekend morning. This live program will feature a new anchor team. WBOC reporter Eric Rgby will take his place at the news desk, and fellow reporter Katrice White will join him with weather. A native of De!marva, Roby holds a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from Ameri- can University and joined the WBOC news team in 1995. Katrice White is a native of the: Tidewater area of Virginia and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications frorri Vir- ginia Commonwealth University. She joined WBOC in 1996. WBOC has also bene expand- ing its Weekday morning broad- casts. Since June 30, the station" has begun "Delmarva This Morn- ing" at 5:30 a.m., extending the two-hour show to two and a half hours. The program will continue to be anchored by Jacqueline Lan- za and Marion McGhee. In addition, after 10 years, Lisa Spicer has moved from the Del- marv'a Report at 7 to.the Delmarva Report at Noon. Spicer will con- ..... tinue to co-anchor the Delmar{,a Report at 6 with Steve Summers. WBOC has also purchased a new, state-of-the-art van. The ve- hicle is used for live reporting from the field and for the station's Friday night remote broadcasts throughout the summer. The truck provides for field editing of video- tape, designed to reduce the time needed to get a late-breaking story on the air. It is also equipped with a 58-foot mast; which expands the geographic region from which live broadcasts can be produced. The mast is topped with a live camera that will provide an aerial view of breaking news. The station has also once again been recognized for its news cov- erage-by the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Direc- torsAssociation, winning seven of 10 regional AP awards, includ- ing Best Newscast and Outstand- ing News Operation. The latter award, the top award in the com- petition, went to WBOC for its use of graphics and live shots, along with intensive reporting and comprehensive news. In addition to the AP awards, WBOC also won two regional Ed- ward R. Murrow Awards. The Murrow Awards have been dis- tributed annually by the Radio Television News Directors Asso- ciation (RTNDA) since 1971. "The think that if the state sup- ports the tourist industry, it only" benefits people from out of state, but that's not the case. If services are improved, we all benefit "We must increase money to the industry to improve services, and then we will attract more tourists and more income." The lieutenant governor said that Delaware is at the bottom of the ladder of states when it comes to spending money on visitors. She said the state spends seven cents per visitor, even though tourism dollars should be consid- ered b, asy money. "The money from income and taxes that we gain from tourists is great, we should give back a lit- " tle," she said. "If the River and Bay Authority and the gaming parks are to expand, can they con- tinue to carry the freight of in- creased advertising? No. "What can we'do? Increase the tax structure, attach a tax to rentals as well as to hotel and mo- tel rent'.'? We have to change the mindset of New Castle County. You need to have representatives who meet with the General As- sembly, who are in the Governor's office. You need a spokesperson." She pointed out that there was not one piece of legislation intro- duced this year that addressed the tourist industry. She said that her office is willing to work with rep- resentatives of the industry in any way possible. She recommended obtaining and using hard facts about the numbers of tourists and how they spend money. Rob Marshall, chamber presi-" dent, assured Minner that the or- ganization would become com- mittedto serving as squeaky wheels. STUNNING CONTEMPORA DE,N to #ease the proud purchaser. This 4 BR, 3 B, home offers spacious design. Custom built with no detail spared. Enjoy formal dining room, separate living room with marble firapace. Gourmet eat-iO kitchen opening to family room with fireplace plus. porch and palfo. Call Angle Watldns today for your ersonal tour. Asking $349,000. (LFRB#288) MIDWAY ESTATES Great building lot with south- ern exposure and row of evergreen trees across the back. Central sewer avail: able just waiting for you to build your dream home. Call Billie Wilkinson for details. (LFRB#294) PROFESSIONAL INCOME TAX PREPARATION By Appointment Only Donald J. 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