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CAPE GAZEq[q[, Friday, July 28 - Aug. 3, 2000.59 Mlchael Short photo NoUVIR Research Inc. President Ruth Ellen Miller was re- cently named Sussex County Small Business Person of the Year. Shown are (l-r) Sussex County Economic Development Director Frank Calio; Miller; Sussex County Council Presi- dent Lynn Rogers; Jack Miller;, Steve Masten with the Sussex County Economic Development Office; and Gary Smith with the Delaware Economic Development Office. Ruth Ellen Miller named Sussex Business Person of the Year By Michael Short The owner of a Seaford area business which has helped pre- serve drafts of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Inde- pendence has been named Sussex County's Small Businessperson of the Year. Ruth Ellen Miller is the co- founder of NoUVIR Research Inc. The business, which was honored Tuesday, July 18, by Sussex County Council, creates lighting systems for historical buildings and museums, lighting which helps preserve historical documents. That's because the lighting does not use either ultraviolet or infrared lighting, both of which can damage documents and arti- facts. Miller was quick to praise the county at Tuesday's meeting, saying the low taxes, mild weath- er and pro-business atmosphere helped attract her when she and her father Jack were looking for a location other than California. "You guys just grabbed us," she said. Now that they are here, she said other areas call and ask why they located such a high-tech firm in Delaware. Miller said those callers usually receive an "ear- ful." A written statement distributed to the press at Tuesday's meeting said "They invented a whole new concept in lighting, creating fiber optic lighting systems that are protected by 16 of their 123 is- sued patents. California's high taxes, oppressive business regula- tions and extensive paperwork were suffocating NoUVIR's growth. After investigating other business-friendly states, the low taxes, minimum paperwork and Continued on page 60 OPIEN H O USE SUNDAY JULY 30 11:00 - 3:00 P.M. DIS CO VER S WEETBRIAR [ o" A LEWES MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY OFFERING ACCESS TO MILL POND, SWIMMING POOLp CLUB HOUSE, LOW LOT RENT, AND CLOSER THAN YOU THINK TO LEWES BEACHES, SHOPS, AND RESTAURANTS. #66 AND #79 RIDGELINE DRIVE ARE ONE-OWNER HOMES, WELL-MAINTAINED AND FURNISHED. DIRECTIONS: RT. 1 NORTH PAST RED MILL INN. LEFT ON CR 88 (CAVE NECK RD.) LEFT ON SWEETBRIAR RD. LEFT INTO SWEETBRIAR." 2ND LEFT IS R1DGELINE DRIVE. IX)OK FOR OPEN HOUSE SIGNS. Rob Hutchison 0'CONOR, PIPER FLYNN 4421 Highway One Rehoboth Beach, DE (302) 227-5092 or (800) 615-0216 BEACHFIELD Beautifully landscaped ranch on cul-de-sac; only 2 miles to the i beach. 3 BR, 2 BA, stone fireplace, screened porch, priva- cy yard, and family room off kitchen. $159,900 (.3) Ask for Jim. Galleria Century 21 New Homes Source Vacation Homes - Shore Properties - Year-round Homes Single Family Homes Twins Townhomes - Condos Investment Properties Semi-custom Homes Custom Homes - Modular Homes Manufactured Homes - Building Lots From building lots to communities with all the amenities, from tradi- tional designs to 21st century contemporaries, there's just one place to preview them all - The Galleria Located at 1540 Highway One Lewes, DE 19958 Open Everyday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone (302)644-3950 i.mJ .= (888) 391-3633 (toll free) Visit us on our website Century 21 Representative J PEx I1 of Cendent Mortgage No obligations 1-888-541-8953 Financing pmvlded by Cadant Morlga/e. 3000 Leadeldtl Rcmtl. Mt. Lul, NJ 080.ul. Some R'lricticm., apply. Please mta-=  for =tails. * Sebjel allk scctmdary mltrltet t*redll and pnerly approval guidelirm. Ask about our system built homes at Boines Beach Homes. =r_-.=s