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Cape board rolls 22 administration contracts The Cape Henlopen School District Boacd of Education dealt with its year-end administrative contracts, June 22, elevating many from acting positions to full positions, naming a new vice principal for the high school and rolling over all but two of the two- year contracts. During executive session, the school board elevated George Schenck as full assistant district superintendent, named Esthelda Parker-Selby as administrative as- sistant for human resources, ele- vated Mary Walker as principal of Rehoboth Elementary School and Ken Vincent as assistant principal of that school, named Francis Pol- lock as supervisor of transporta- tion and promoted former Milton Middle School teacher Ed Waples as assistant high school principal. The contracts were renewed for district administrators: John Kre- itzer, director of curriculum; O.D. Basinski, director of instructional support; Janis Hanwell and Sally Cordrey, supervisors of curricu- lum and instruction; Judith Mitchell, supervisor of nutrition. Contracts were also renewed for building administrators: Susan Dutton, assistant high school prin- cipal; Marge Peck, Lewes Middle School principal; Peggy Horton, Police briefs Only minor injuries result from crash Delaware State Police investi- gated a three-car crash that oc- curred at 12:18 p.m., June 6, at the intersection of Route 5 and Sus- sex 48. John West, 18, of Milton was the most seriously injured. He sustained a concussion and was admitted to Milford Memori- al Hospital; he was not wearing a seat belt. Harvey Battersby, 54, of Milton and Holly R. Cox, 26, of Georgetown, were both treated and released at Beebe Medical Center for minor injuries. Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said the/tccident oc- curred as follows: West was trav-, eling southbound on Route 5, ap- proaching Sussex 48, in his 1994 Ford Ranger pickup truck. Cox's 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was stopped at the intersection's stop sign and preparing to continue eastbound across Route 5. Battersby's 1993 Toyota Forerunner stopped at the sign as he attempted to cross Route 5 westbound but pulled into the path of the Ford, which then struck the passenger side of Bat- tersby's Forerunner. The collision caused the vehicle was pushed in- to Cox's stopped vehicle. Batters- by was charged with failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign. Richard E. Shields principal; Janet Mitchell, assistant RES principal; Wayne Whaley, H.O. Brittingham principal; Sara Wilkinson, Milton Middle School principal; and Mike Dmiterchik, MMS assistant principal. Contracts were not renewed for Jennifer Shields, Lewes Middle School assistant principal, or for Marian Wolak, H.O. Brittingham assistant principal. Their contracts are set to expire June 30, 2001. In addition, board members hired new staff members: Jerome Foster, social worker at Milton Middle School and H.O. Britting- ham; Kathleen Booth, math teacher at the high school; Sal- ,/,ad0r Judd, math and physical eience teacher at the high school; and Willia m Griswold, technical education teacher at the high school. Judd's position is the only new one created; the other three were hired to replace teachers who left the district. Dewey council sets July 14 agenda The Dewey Beach Town Coun- cil will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, July 14, in the Life Saving Station Muse- um on Dagsworthy Street ocean- side. The draft agenda includes old business items reviewing pre, viously granted driveway/parking variances, without an ordinance for: Summerset Condominiums on McKinley Street; Grotto Pizza on Route 1; and the Rodney Con- I Plane crashes near Harbeson Delaware State Police, along with the Federal Aviation Admin- istration (FAA) are investigating a plane crash that occurred at ap- proximately 3:30 p.m., Friday, July 7, at Sky Banners off County Road 303 near Harbeson. Sky Banners is a grass field where planes regularly land to pick up and drop off advertisement ban- ners that are pulled behind planes. Cheryl Reeves of Salisbury, Md. was attempting io land when the banner she was pulling would not disengage. She attempted to land the 150 Cessna; however, she had to take off again when the banner would not separate from the plane. During the averted landing, the landing gear struck the ground and became damaged, which Reeves didn't know. When she attempted her second landing, the plane's damaged landing gear caused her to lose control and crash on the grass field. No one was injured. Seven arrested in drug raid Following a six-month investi- gation, Delaware State Police ar- rested seven people in a drug raid at 4 p.m., Friday, July 7, in Slaughter Neck on a property off County Road 216, south of Mil- ford. The property was fortified with fences, blocked off trails and tree stands when the troopers ar- rived. Police found 35 grams of dominium  Association on Rodney Street. Also a review of previous- ly granted driveway/parking vari- ances by ordinance for: Snug Har- bor on Read Street; Starboard Restaurant on. Read Street; and the Decoy Shop on Van Dyke Street. There will also be an old business agenda review and up- date of the proposed Business In- vestment District. New business draft aganda items include: a re, quest by Sea Gate Homeowners Association to place a shed on the beach between Cullen and Chica- go streets; and a review of the oc- cupancy limits for residential dwellings. The police report will include a discussion of the use of police car sirens and a review of disorderly dwellings. Ag nutrient group drafts regulations The Delaware Nutrient Man- agement Commission completed a major part of its work, July 11, as it approved draft compliance and enforcement regulations to put teeth into its previously ap- proved nutrient management plan and nutrient handlers' certifica- tion regulations. "We're ready to take our comprehensive draft reg- ulations on the road to educate stakeholders about what lies ahead when the regulations be- come mandatory in 2003/' said Bill Rohrer, executive director of the Department of Agriculture's public commission. "We have seven meetings scheduled from cocaine in a makeshift house, oc- cupied by four people. Arrested were Leon S. Hazzard Jr., 27, whose last known address was in Seaford; Roosevelt S. Williams, 20, of Lincoln; Timothy G. Davis, 17, of Milton, and Timothy A. Hazzard, 40, of Lincoln. All four were charged with trafficking co- caine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, maintaining a building, conspiracy and posses- sion of drug paraphernalia, They were also charged with endanger- ing the welfare of a child, as there were two boys, ages 12 and 13, who were present when police ar- rived. Troopers also executed a warrant on a trailer that was placed on tha t property recently, where they found James Parker, 46, of Lincoln, hiding. Police also found a gram of cocaine in the trailer and Parker was charged with possession with intent to de- liver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling and endangering the welfare of a child. Also arrested were Larry T. Banks, 27, of LinColn, and Kim Harris, 36, of Lincoln. Banks was arrested when he was trying to flee from the troopers and charged with resisting arrest. He was also found to be wanted numerous times for failing to appear'in court on prior charges. Harris was ar- rested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapher- nalia after troopers found a small amount of marijuana in her pos- session. All seven suspects were ar- raigned at Justice of the Peace CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 14 - July 20, 2000 - 3 Innla Fomey photo Rehoboth Beach Patrol purchases dory Rehoboth Beach Patrol Captain Kent Buckson stands be- side a new rescue dory purchased recently for the patrol. He said the dory can be used for long rescues and will also be used for competitions. The boat is designed with several scuppers along the back section of its sides and an open stern to shed water quickly as it is rowed through the surf. Buckson said dories Hke this one are used frequently along New Jersey's coast where the beaches are flatter and deeper water is further from shore. July 31 to Aug. 22, when the final meeting will be held in Lewes." Rohrer said the recently adopt- ed draft regulations won the ap- proval of the full commission, headed by Bridgeville dairy farmer Bill Vanderwende. The regulations identify 13 water- sheds in Sussex County as critical areas that will not tolerate any more spreading of poultry manure on crop land, as cited by a 1998 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate,:,for Delaware to clean its water of nutrient over- load or face EPA intervention and oversight. "We addressed the crit- ical areas and the alternative uses of nutrients (manure)," said Rohrer. "We also addressed stan- dards and issues involved in the transportation of nutrients to other states and the land application standards of nearby states such as Virginia, Maryland and Pennsyl- Continued on page 4 Court 3 in Georgetown. Both Leon Hazzard Jr. and Roosevelt Williams were committed to the Department of Correction in de- fault of $134,000 bail; Timothy Davis was committed to Steven- son House in default of $17,000 ball pending arraignment in Fami- ly Court; Timothy Hazzard was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $74,000 bail; James Parker was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $35,000 bail; Larry Banks was committed to the De- partment of Correction in default of $1,000 bail; and Kim Harris was released on $5,000 bail pend- ing an appearance in the Court of Common Pleas. Former Lewes man walks away from prison Charles E. Kingsley, 35, for- merly of Lewes and Collingsdale, Pa., failed to return from work to the Morris Community Correction Center in Dover on Monday, July 10. Kingsley, a white male, 5- feet, ll-inches and 195 pounds, has green eyes, brown hair, a medium build and fair complex- ion. He also has a swastika tattoo on one arm. Anyone with any in- formation should call 800-542- 9524 or the local police station. Dewey Beach Patrol competes July 14 Dewey Beach Patrol Capt. Todd Fritchman invites the public to at- tend the annual lifeguards' Rookie of the Year competition on the beach Friday, July 14, at Dagsworthy Street. Competition among the first-year lifeguards will be intensive and" keen, said Fritchman. It began Thursday morning, July 13, with two en- durance events: the rnn-swirun  : event and the 2-mile swim. Fri- day's events should prove to be the thrillers, Fritchman said, and the public is.encouragedto attend and cheer the guards on. Power outage brings out best in DB police A four-hour power outage Mon- daTnight, July 10, in the north end of Dewey Beach resulted in some calls for assistance of Dewey police, and they respond- ed quickly and neighborly, said Mayor Bob Frederick. The out- age, caused when lightning struck a transformer in the south Re- hoboth Beach/north Dewey Beach area about 8 p.m., shut down traf- fic lights, as well as residential and commercial electricity service until it was restored about mid- night .... During that period, police re- sponded to calls from two north- end residents who use wheel- chairs and have elevators in their homes. Neither could enter their houses without the aid of police, and the local officers on duty were quick to answer the calls. "We're very proud that our offi- cers are able to help people so quickly," said Mayor Bob Freder- ick.