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Rehoboth business owners enter drug Joyce Felton and Gary "Gabby" Beel, two Rehoboth Beach busi- ness owners, agreed Friday, Aug. 8 to enter a state drug rehabilita- tion program which could lead to having a variety of drug-related charge s against them dismissed. Felton, 46, and owner of the Blue Moon Restaurant, and Beel, 43, and owner of Gabby's South Pacific-Florist, were charged on July 2 with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, while Beel was also charged with possession of a hypodermic nee- rehab program die without authorization, posses- sion of heroin and possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance. The illegal drugs were found in their apartments behind the Blue Moon by police who were investi- gating the death of Paige Berdini, 33, co-owner of CloUd 9 restau- rant. She was pronounced dead at Beebe Medical Center June 8, having been found in BeeFs apart- ment, and her death was subse- quently ruled as due to respiratory failure caused by cocaine and heroin intoxication. Neither Fel- Continued on page 14 Dewey Continued from page 12 the town. "The three BLT people never got together on our state- ments," he said. "You'll find that they're all different, but that they blend well." James Lavelle Lavelle, on a business vacation in South Carolina for the forum, instructed Frederick to read his re- sponse. A commissioner since 1993 who served as Dewey Beach may- or from 1991-1993, Lavelle said he ran for office of resident com- missioner six years ago on a platform to change the image of Dewey Beach. "Specifical- ly I pointed to the problems of noise, litter, parking and LAVELI rowdy group houses in our residential neigh- borhoods," he wrote. "In the last six years, most of you would agree, we have come a long way and that we are better off today," he continued. Specific instances of improve- ment Lavelle cited in his response include the monitor program in which police officers walk on their beats in the residential areas, the corfew ordinance enacted to improve the town's June Bug problem, a program to fight litter by placing trash containers at in- tersections in town, ordinances that have limited the unregulated growth of bars and the success of the 1993 beach replenishment ref- erendum. "When we see all of our motels filled, our businesses prospering, our residential areas peaceful - yet full with tenants and owners, I be- lieve we are headed in the right di- rection," wrote Lavelle, who is an economics and political science teacher at Delaware Technical & Community College. "I ask for your vote and I promise to continue to work with my fellow commissioners to make Dewey Beach the number one va- cation resort beach on the east coast." He also heads the budget and public land use committee. Public input at forum Questions of public safety and environmental issues were at the forefront of public input during the forum. Dewey Beach resident Bronie Zolper asked commissioners if the town meets with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to regulate the status of the bay water. The commissioners in atten- dance agreed that although the town has worked with DNREC in the past to monitor the cleanliness of the bay, it would be a good idea to invite a DNREC representative to the next town meeting to de- brief residents and officials of the water's status. Commissioner Faith Duncan said the town does take an active role in communica- tion with the state on such envi- ronmental matters. Spengler questioned the com- missioners about the status of a recreation center situated adjacent to the Waterfront Restaurant on McKinley Street. The land is owned by the restaurant and leased to the Dewey Beach Lions Club. "One of the eyesores in town is the Waterfront recreation center, specifically the tennis courts," said Spengler. Why isn't the town working with the Lions Club for better recreation facili- ties?" Commissioners agreed to write a letter to both the Lions Club and the owners of the property asking them if improved facilities were a possibility. Traffic concerns also surfaced, and included discussion about jaywalking, as well as bicy- cle, skateboarding and rollerblad- ing regulations. "I find it very convenient driving in Dewey," said Tom Rutherford, but added that the town should consider posting "No Turn on Red" signs at intersections during the busy sea- son like the Rehoboth Beach. Commissioners said they would consider this as an option. Zolper also interjected her opinion of the current team of commissioners. "As a year-round resident I be- lieve that the gentlemen on the 'BLT Ticket' are doing a good job and should be re-elected." CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August i5 :'Aust'2i, 997-3 Experience Italy and the Tanzanian Republic at Di Wares. Bellinger's Jewelers will be a great host from August 19-23 during their summer sale. t's easy to become accustomed to the exceptional quality in jewelry at Bellinger s. Genuine gemstones - never lab-created ones. Unique designs. Merchandise that is individually hand selected for brilliance, darity; quality. It's jewelry that can spoil you. And from Amt llh Uuml I lfl, indulging is even better because of excep- tional prices on exceptional jewelry. You'll experience... Tanzanib. From Ihe small East Afan republic of Tanzania. The gem that's known for its Kashmir blue color with hues of violet reflecting in sunlight. Specifically mined in this small, remote nation and heralded by Tdrrany's as the gem providing the "ultimate shade of blue," tanzanite is being showcased at 20N off. Torcdnlo eoltmlJm lrom It00. Skiing ttlttr nnd 184tnrat gad. You'll find cable bracelets that you can dress up or dress down. With interchangeable links. Or unique, stackable tings. Not only is The Torcellato Collection a real trip at  oil, it's only available at Bellinger's. Bellinger's is no-nonsense when it comes to fine jewelry. So, it makes sense that they have the no-nonsense collection of watches. Hus Swiss Army sterling pocket knives. Swiss Army and Bellinger's. A real "be all you can be" at 25% off! And the sale items just keep coming. Diamond tennis M'acelels at 25% off. You'll even find pieces with 40% off - dianlo pieces. Or from New York, Raymond Weil  with 4(PA off. And there's more to choose from because it's a store-wide sale with world-wide jewelry. Your tastes can take you on many journeys - to the mystery of Tanzania, the flamboyance of Italy, or the lights of New York- and Bellinger's Jewelers remains your destination. It's all inclusive. And from August 19th to August 23rd, you even travel at a discount. 3602 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach- 302-227-6410