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80 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 11 - July 17, 1997 People Continued from page.91 bathroom Charlie) on the Nation- als for at least 20 years. But that's all about to change. "It could be a sneak attack," said Bill Hickman of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol. "This year all Sussex county guards will be competing under the same banner." Rehoboth has come as close as 43 points while finishing second in the team com- petition. Lipcoln Navigator TOY OF THE WEEK- Imag- ine a movie "Car Salesman in the Hood." Some with nicknames like Ice Cube, Smooth Lube, Bumper T Bumper, and Yo Killin' Me. This Lincoln Navigatorat Milford Motors (under new management) with Mark Zaccardelli at the con- trois is a demo at is not for sale. It is a toy for the salesmen' to show off. And just like the Ice Cube mobile in "Boyz In The Hood," the Navigator elevates when the engine accelerates. With V8 engine and leather interior, this baby will carry six widebod- ies to the fat farm but they may stick to the upholstery. The air suspension system is height ad- justable and has a four corner load-leveling system, Forget Tom Keene and car talk. I'm telling you this is a bad rod and if you have enough money you can buy it. "Is it more than $12,500?" Cape Region Athletes Of The Week SNIPPETS- Mum is the word on the pair of vacant basketball head positions at Cape Henlopen High School. Most of the male players are showing up in large numbers for the Tuesday and Thursday night open gym pro- grams. The girls have a summer league team in a league played at Poly Tech...Penn State,quarter- back WaIly Richardson is in rook- ie camp withthe Baltimore Ravens and has a shot to win.the coveted third team. "I only get tagged in practice for a million dollars position."...So Tyson was suspended for an ear, I mean a year. Maybe he should be sus- pended by an ear. A sort of lobe globe...My personal Wild Dog Walking program which began last September with a goal of 100 miles per month will require me to log 180 miles per month in July and August to reach 1,500 for the year. "You've got to go after it,". said Tommy Coveleski. "Goals are good - they. keep you going. Go after that 1,500 Fredman." Walking is like a garden salad. Fat people are attracted to them both. So take your love lite and low cal and go on now, git! Fat farm patients: Rice Heads Baltimore Raven defensive end Mike.Fred- erick has sent his father, Tom Frederick, to camp: Tom's camp letters will appear here because his brother Dave is the Cape Gazette sports editor. FROM: Heart Disease Reversal Clinic and Rice Diet Program at Duke University. Dear Fredman, 53 years old and I'm writing my first letter from camp. My last night of freedom I had my pre-game meal: three sodas, two cherry pies, a bag of Fritos and a large Baby Ruth bar and I was ready. Friday moming I showed up for my pre- admission physical. I was healthy but over- weight. Everything was fine, only one last step, the weigh-in. Like a heavyweight fighter I stepped on the scale. The electronic numbers appeared in bright red letters. There must be a mistake. That number couldri't be right! The scale screamed out "One at a time." Defensive lines in the FREDERICK NFL weigh less, my Ford Bronco weighs less, entire cities in Ethiopia weigh less. This must be a joke. I had crossed the 400 pound barrier. No longer could I dream of being a Chippendale. I now was a Clydesdale. Help! Nothing seemed funny. Where was my Fred sense of humor? Suicide was a problem Knives or bullets might not pene- trate.- Jumping from a tall building meant climbing to the top,'which was impossible. I wanted to cry but I hadn't done that since I Saw my SAT scores. What would Fredman do? No, I had to find a solution, so off to camp I go. THE RICE HOUSE.. I arrived with 30 people trying to take control of their prob- lem. The patibnts call themselves Rice Heads. My first crisis was that I don't like rice. I wbn't bore you with the menu, but you can have white rice or brown rice. My first laugh came when three large Ital- ian men at one table .asked for tomato sauce for their rice. There was fruit and dry cereal. Meetings, yoga, and trips round out the day. Every morning there is a weigh-in, and exer- cise is encouraged. My walk around the mall "was going well until I found myself sitting in the food court. I don't know how I got there. Eight eating places - I read the large menus. Chicago hot dogs, one large with cheese and chili $2.79. It couldn't hurt. Sadly I left, food uneaten. Back in my room I eyed my snack, a nec- tarine. Seven minutes to finish my piece of fruit. I was timing my snack. Help, I'm be- coming a Rice Head. I'll write more next week. Oh yes, the diet is working. Two weeks and I've lost 26 pounds. A cup of water out of theocean but it's a start. Your big brother, Tom Camp Barnes stock car race set July 16 The 25th Annual Benefit Stock Car Race at Delaware International Speedway will be held Wednesday, July 16, at Delaware Inter- national Speedway in Delmar. Gates to the race that benefits Camp Barnes will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. races in the following classes: D.I.R.T. Modified, Late Modeled, Street Modified and Dwarf Car. Two special attractions will include the Lit- tle Lincoln vintage race and the vintage cars race. Other featured events include the follow- ing: a fireworks display, a skydiving demon- stration and a hot air balloon display. The Delaware State Police Command Post will be available for tours, the Aviation Unit will have a display, and the Rural Community Policing Unit will open its van for tours and information. Police will also offer finger- printing for children so that parents may have identification records. Tickets for the race are $10 for spectators, $15 for pit tickets and may be purchased in advance at Troop 7 or will be on sale at the door. Dinner Bell tennis tourney upcoming The Dinner Bell Inn will hold a Men's Over 30 Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20 at the Rehoboth Bay Sail- ing Club in Dewey Beach A $20 entry fee includes a prime rib dinner for two on Saturday, July 19. For more infor- mation, call 227-7167, JASON JOHNS The 22-year-old Virginia Tech runner breezed to vic- tory in last Saturday's Fire- cracker 5K running a 15:28 besting 18-year-old Alex Tay- lor by 30 seconds. Johns, from Phoenixville,Pa., runs all three seasons for Tech and is most comfortable on the track at the 5000 and 10,000 meters. "Right now I'm running 90 miles a week," Johns said. "On the track I do mile repeats. I'll run once or twice more this summer." SONJA FRIEND-UHL Friend won the Firecrack- er 5K in a time of 17:03 and also anchored a second place relay team in the Sun- day Biathlon. The graduate of Cape Henlopen and William and Mary works as a personal trainer and is pointing for the Summer Olympics in the year 2000 at the 1,500 meter distance. I train on a 10-day cycle, in- cluding road work, longer speed work and tempo runs," Sonja said. BILL HICKMAN Hiekman of the RBp swam seven years for Malvern Prep outside of Philly before 8ccepting a scholarship to swim for the Miami Hurri- canes. Bill excels in freestyle sprint swimming and could crawl, the length of the Boardwalk faster than most people can walk. He was first out of the water at Sun- day's Biathlon and got ih shape last winter by surfing in South Africa. Bill is also in charge of Rehoboth's Ju- nior Lifesaving program. KIETH BOETTIGER i Boettiger, 27, finished only a minute behind the number one relay team of Jason McKay and Troy Bockius. The former Baylor half miler (1:48) trains mostly on the bike, which ironically was not a part of the Sunday event. "I have a bad knee so I haven't been doing much training," Boettiger said. Keith works as a nurse for Health Care for the Home- less in Baltimore and spent two years with the Peaqe i Corps in Senegal, West Africa.