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18 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August I - August 7, 1997 Late obituaries Madlyn M. Kimmey, Epworth Church member Pedestrians Continued from page 10 charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. The summer season brings thousands of visitors to the First State's youngest town in search of fun, sun and suds. Dewey Beach town officials say public safety is of utmost impor- tance to them, and this recent se- quence of accidents has them con- cerned about the issue on a num- ber of levels. "It's been a five-year concern as a safety factor," said Dewey Beach Mayor Bob Frederick. "You mix that number of people, let the good times roll with alco- hol and things like this are going to happen." Frederick said he blames the state for the overcrowding factor, since House Bill 408 granted restaurants the power to become bars after a certain time each night. "I'm saying, as the mayor, that the state cast that stone years ago when they allowed restaurants to double and triple their occupan- Lettuce Continued from page 1 they saw little accumulation of the sea lettuce along shorelines. John Hughes, the director of Delaware's Division of Water Re- sources, said "we want to do some good science." He said that Delaware wants to evaluate the success of the pro- gram before deciding whether to Cell Callable Cor )orate Bonds Continued from page 1 ural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Spokesman Butch Kinemey said the state will soon begin testing for its presence. Pfiesteria, which translates to fish killer, has been linked to po- tential injury in humans. It does not attack humans, but at least one noted scientist in North Carolina studying pfiesteria in the laborato- ry is believed to have suffered in- jury. Delaware is doing the testing to determine if the organism is pre- sent, according to Kinemey. But there have been no fish kills re- ported in Indian River this year and there is no indication that there are any health threats. Those test samples could begin as early as this week. Indian River was targeted for the tests because it was found there previously, he said. Joanne Burkholder of North Carolina State University, said one of her co-workers, a research associate in aquatic botany, suf- fered severely when exposed to Madlyn M. Kimmey, age 91, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, of heart failure at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Kimmey was a homemaker and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth cy by becoming bars." The legislation states that any "cabaret" establishment [ones which discontinue the service of complete meals and exclude un- derage patrons after 9 p.m.] creat- ed prior to that time be allowed to operate without the town's say. The number of recent pedestrian versus vehicle incidents, said Frederick, is a "trickle-down" ef- fect of that grandfathering. He said he hopes that Dewey Beach can continue to work with state agencies to control noise and limit disorderliness. "A very large percentage of or- dinances enacted in town are di- rected at controlling noise and dis- orderliness," said Dewey Beach Commissioner Faith Duncan. "We've got a bigger and better police department than we've had in years, and we're constantly ne- gotiating with the state for cross- walks and lights and whatnot. My most recent conclusion is that there is nothing the town can do structurally. The most important thing for us to do is to keep the of- ricers out there to keep the trouble from occuring." continue it next year. He said the harvesting stopped because of a combination of all three reasons. Hughes hesitated when asked about the environmental benefits. He said that's a decision to best be made by scientists and that the ef- fectiveness needs to be evaluated. But there's no doubt that huge amounts of the algae were re- moved with most of the material coming from Dewey Beach, White Oak Creek, Rehoboth Bay Community and Old Landing. the dinoflagellate. Burkholder may be the single foremost au- thority on the subject and she said that Howard Glasgow Jr. suffered skin sores, memory loss and headaches. Glasgow, who has de- grees in chemistry and biology, was unable to perform even sim- ple math calculations. Glasgow has since recovered and most effects, including the sudden mood swings, have disap- peared. But Burkholder remains wary of the bizarre organism. Delaware's tests will be sent to Burkholder's laboratory as well as to another lab in either Maryland or Florida. This spring she spoke in Delaware and described the or- ganism. She said it is so bizarre that peo- ple have often not believed her when she describes it. One of the stages - there are at least 19 stages which often vary wildly - can sometimes survive being plunged into sulfuric acid. It can lay dor- mant for months and it is believed to only reproduce when dead or dying fish are present. 'q can tell you one thing, if you work in my lab or any other lab with the toxic stage and you are Beach. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Everett J. Kimmey; a daughter, Madlyn E. Dayton of Wilmington; a daugh- ter-in-law, Alma Ellis of Porter- ville, Ca.; six grandchildren and four reat-randchildren. Her Duncan, who sits on the Delaware Area Resort Transit (DART) Advisory Committee with town manager Bill Ruther- ford, said better public transporta- tion will also play a part in the prevention of future accidents. Alex Pires, owner of the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, said he thinks structural changes may be needed to provide safer access across what he said is a "very dan- gerous, tough highway." "If the highway department has any ideas...better crosswalks or barriers along the highway, I'd support that." Pires, a former commissioner, said he also thinks the time of day is not a factor for highway safety. "When it's night, during the busy hours of 10 and 12 - if you see what's going on out in the street - there's not a lot of heavy traffic at night. I think it's scarier and tougher to cross in the day- time. Everybody's scrambling to reach the center island to make it across. "It's definitely just as scary at 10 o'clock in the morning as it is at three o'clock in the morning," he said. "There doesn't seem to be a lot left we can recover," Hughes said. "We've tried it. We have learned a few things." Environmental Scientist Ben Anderson said "I think it went pretty well." The seaweed tends to thrive in areas with high levels of nutrients and officials say cleaning up those nutrients and improving water quality is the final answer to pre- venting future seaweed blooms in area waters. not protected, you will get into trouble," she said during her lec- ture at the DNREC Auditorium in Dover Kinemey saidcontinued reports of fish in the lower Delaware area, particularly striped bass, with le- sions or a white coating that looks vaguely like flour, are symptoms of a fish virus. The virus, known as lymphocystis, occurs naturally. Kinerney said it usually does not kill fish and there is no danger to humans. But the presence of some fish with the virus has raised speculation that pfiesteria piscidia could be in this area. Kinemey said Delaware is rec- ommending that fishermen not eat any fish with lesions or the milky looking coating, simply as a pre- Caution. "Scientists up and down the East Coast speculate that one reason we are seeing more of this disease is that striped bass popua- tions are up and there is more like- lihood of fish living in close prox- imity to each other," said Roy Miller, program manager of Delaware's fisheries section in May. Anyone catching such fish can report them to DNREC by calling 739-3441. son Dennis J. Kimmey, preceded her in death in August, 1996. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at 11 a.m., at Mel- son Funeral Chapel, Long Neck Road and Route 24, Millsboro. The Rev. David Baker will offici- ate. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. prior to the services. Burial is in Ep- worth Methodist Church Ceme- tery, Rehoboth Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Epworth United Methodist Church. Florence E. lane Florence Elizabeth Lane, age 96, died Wednesday, July 30 1997, of heart failure. She had lived in Rehoboth Beach since 1942. Mrs. Lane worked at the Little Kitchen in Rehoboth. 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