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-t--t- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 - Aug. 14, 2003 - 71 Bicyclist spread00 word on Catholic 'Brake the Cycle' in Rehoboth pleasure. Gillies, along with 23 other riders, crossed the continent as part of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development's (CCHD) Brake the Cycle fide to raise awareness about poverty within America. "There are over 33 million peo- ple under the poverty level in America," Gillies said. "And that By Karl Chalabala Duncan Gillies, a Phoenix, Ari- zona native, arrived to Rehoboth from San Francisco over the weekend. Gillies did not arrive via plane or car - his two legs pushed the pedals of his bike un- til, 64 days later, his wheels touched the Atlantic Ocean. He did not ride 4,000 miles for I!i:i:i!i Karl Chalabala photo Cathleen Gillies, Duncan Gillies and St. Edmond's Pastor Seminarian Richard Southwell stand in front of St. Edmond Parish in Rehoboth. Duncan Gillies marked the end of a transcontinental journey in Rehoboth. ford Donald Leon Lake, Millsboro, to Sonya Marie Wright, Millsboro William J. Willey Sr., Mills- boro, to Amy L. Hickman, Mills- boro William R. Hankins, Millsboro, to Jo Ann N. Brown, Millsboro Christopher Alan Kiker, Milton, to Dawn E, Perdue, Ellendale Ronald Russell Ramp, Mills- boro, to Theresa Rosini, Shamokin El James Alfred Wagner II, Lewes, to Jennifer Marie Whipple, Mid- dletown Martin Grellan Morris, Re- hoboth Beach, to Elaine Theresa Joyce, Rehoboth Beach Curtis Michael Jones, Mills- boro, to Amy Lynn Banks, Frank- is using the Federal government standard of poverty, which is $18,000 per year for a two parent, two child household. After taxes and divided among the needs of four people, $18,000 isn't any- thing. And that doesn't take into account the needs of more expen- sive areas." Sussex County ranks among the top-10 most expensive non- metro counties in America, where a family needs an income of $12 an hour to afford a two bedroom home, according the Delaware Housing Commission. Gillies, a salesman, did not need to cross the Chesapeake Bay and reach the Atlantic - the other riders ended in Washington D.C., where the ride ended. Gillies, following his wife in a rented truck riding around 30 m.p.h., decided he wished to fin- ish the comparatively short dis- tance. "I wanted to go coast to coast," he said. The Brake the Cycle Tour took two months, from San Francisco, CA to Washington, D.C. A team of core riders cycled the country, stopping in 80 dioceses and 1,000 parishes, raising awareness about poverty in the United States and engaging Catholics in the work of the Catholic Campaign for Hu- man Development to break the cycle of poverty in the U.S. ihaer "HELPER OF MANKIND" St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth put up the married couple when they arrived here on Sunday. Every hotel hung no vacancy signs that evening. Richard Southwell said this is an excellent example of Catholic service. "We are serving Christ when we serve the least of us," Southwell said. "We grow in our faith through charity." Gillies said the ::?i =i: ::=i::; ::: :: :: reason for the tour was his faith and the need to follow it. Southwell added that Duncan and the other riders also followed the example, probably unknow- ingly, of St. Francis of Assisi. "St. Francis of Assisi said, 'Go forth and preach the gospel, use words when necessary," South- weH?d !ylve preached .= -'%. , ,9  .; -: :. th 7 s thidn e s s and thetr ik Metallic & Silk..Eoideffi] Seminar Series on September 5,10-12:30 'i=,l Space is Limited.= Call 302-226-0500 for reservations :Supplies comesee thelatest h andp s ,unpt  I ens ,/lee:P, o n' hCaanV: rSoa: .d t tecehdl w o r Email: fortunareeves@aol.com :: I10 ,.,obo00 ,ao, i / SXNC 1963 TRI00GAS l OIL We Deliver The Promise! 24 Hour Service[ 302-856-6300 * 1-800-683-6637 www. trigas-oil, cozn ................................................... 534 North DuPont Highway . Georgetown, .DE With the HOLLAND, you get a grill, a steamer and a smoker ...all for the przce of one.