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Delaware's Cape Region TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008 Dewey halts talks of obscenity Town council strips items from agenda By Georgia Leonhart Dewey Beach Town Council plans to discuss possible draft ordinances to pro- hibit obscene clothing from being worn and obscene language from being spoken on public streets came to an abrupt halt Monday afternoon, Aug. 4. The discussion items appearing on the agenda for the town's Friday, Aug. 8 meeting were placed there at the request of Mayor Dell Tush. Tush said an inci- dent regarding clothing worn by two SUBMITTED PHOTO MATADOR'THEMED Roberta Hennessy, left, and Tiffany Diffenderfer raised eyebrows at the Starboard's 12th Annual Running of the Bull. women at the Starboard's Running of the Bull, seeing foul language on shirts and various other incidents throughout the summer convinced her the ordinances should be considered. Tush said she dis- cussed the issue with the police chief, the town manager and the town attorney. "My understanding after talking to the chief is there are already ordinances," Tush said, Sunday, Aug. 3, though she did not say whether the agenda items would be removed. Commissioner Dale Cooke said the town is dealing with a bigger issue. "The laws need to be applied and enforced uniformly without special conditions for anybody," Cooke said, adding that whether he personally liked the women's attire was irrelevant. "It's against the law or it isn't. I thought it strange that we would attempt to regulate morality," he Continued on page 14 Will grant 00ipients see green? Lewes BPW grapples with trickling fundS for renewable energy By Henry I. Evans Jr. The Lewes Board of Public works has approved six Green Energy Program grants totaling more than $40,000. The grants help Lewes homeowners buy and install energy-saving sys- tems. But the slow rate at which grant money becomes available to homeowners - estimated to be about 16 years for those who applied most recently - is a con- cern for some on the board. "Some of those who have ap- plied for grants could be replac- ing solar panels before they're reimbursed for the first ones they purchased," said board member Jay CarmearL It was Carmean, a retired Del- Continued on page 10 KEEPING IT REAL Officials opt to continue using southern yellow pine for Rehoboth Boardwalk l GOATS KILLED IN MILTON Animals murdered at local family farm; Delaware State Police say no suspects p4 CARNEY OR MARKELL? Local, state legislators say who they'll support in Democratic primary PS HOMETOWN HEROES Rehoboth unveils banners honoring men, women who sacrificed their lives for the nation GET OFF TO A GOOD START School-aged children should have checkup before heading back to class P28 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY Four Cape schools superior; three miss mark in recent ratings released by the state Piz INDEX Classifieds _ 34 Community Calendar 20 Garden & Farm 21 Health & Fitness 28 Obituaries 117 School & Education n Sports & Outdo?rs   Weather/Tides "The .of li is  viance." 61111!!!!!ll!!U!!llll, SO Cents