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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 27 - September 2, 1999 Continued from page 3 said next week's meeting will be the first time the entire group will get to review recommendations reached by the core group. Those working on the report that will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 31, in- elude attorneys for the Delaware State Educators Association and a representation of the other fac- tions involved in and potentially affected by teacher accountability legislation. "The governor's people, the DSEA and others in the smaller group have worked diligently to get us to this point," Schroeder said. "We might be able to agree on a draft of legislation very soon." The original multidevel task force committee of more than 25 members was formed by Guy. Tom Carper to reach compromise and resolution on the educator's side of accountability in the state's education reform package. Stu- dent accountability, as determined by state testing, goes into effect this school year, and Carper wants to see the educators' component solidified and codified as soon as possible. After convening for an early August special session to ap- prove the construction portion of the bond bill, legislators could be looking at a fall special sessionto vote on teacher accountability. In addition to Schroeder, Sen. George Bunting, D-Bethany Beach; and Sen. Gary Simpson, R-Milford, serve on the task force. Rehoboth workshop Slated for Aug. 30 The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold its regu- lar monthly workshop at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in the commis- sioners room. The agenda includes revision of the application for subdivisions and partitionings, as proposed by the Rehoboth Planning Commis- sion, a discussion of revisions to the city's subdivision ordinance, also proposed by the planners, and a discussion of the proposed inter- governmental coordination agree- ment within Sussex County. Lewes siblings arrested in Rehoboth after assault Rehoboth Beach police officers arrested a brother and sister from Lewes, along with a passerby fol- lowing an altercation that oc- curred in the third block of Re- hoboth Avenue at 1:52 a.m., Mon- day, Aug. 23. Ptl. Joshua Esham came upon a couple having a heated argument and calmed them down, while a second officer, Ptl. D.J. Reynolds, told them to go home. As the man _l,aa. t walk away. his sister came along and began to argue with him. Reynolds again told the man to leave and his sister al- legedly grabbed the officer by the arm and tried pulling him away from her brother. As Esham came to Reynolds' assistance, the sister struck the officer in the face and attacked Reynolds, according to Sgt, Keith Banks from the Re- hoboth Police Department. As Es- ham pulled the woman off, she again allegedly attacked him, so he took her to the sidewalk to sub- due and handcuff her, when she was reported to have bit him in the upper arm. Two other officers came to their assistance, spraying the brother with pepper mace and subduing him, while the sister broke free after one handcuff was attached and began swinging it at the officers, who then sprayed her with the mace and subdued her. As police were removing the couple, an uninvolved woman who had been watching jumped off a passing trolley and tried to interfere with the officers. She re- fused to leave after several warn- ings, according to Banks, and was placed under arrest. Esham was transported to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated and released, and he will remain on sick leave pending follow-up medical treatment. The siblings were taken to the police station and given first aid for the pepper spray. Arrested were Emily C., 18, and Jay C. Wingate, 23, both of Lewes. The former was charged with one count of assault in the second degree, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She was com- mitted to Sussex Correctional In- stitution after refusing to cooper- ate. Her brother was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and released, with arraign- ment scheduled in the Court of Common Pleas at a later date. Also arrested was the passerby, Tracie A. Mathieu, whose age and address were not available, who was charged with disorderly con- duct and resisting arrest. She was also to appear in court at a later date. Lewes city offices to be closed Sept. 6 City offices in Lewes will Ibe closed Monday, Sept. 6, for tlhe Labor Day holiday. Trash colle:c- tion for Monday will be Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Tuesday's trash col- lection will be Wednesday, Seipt. 8. Bulk trash collection will talke place Wednesday, Sept. 22, wiith twice-a-week trash collection con- tinuing through Oct. 1. Seminar on assisted living set Sept. 1 The Sussex County "Shore Group" and the Delaware Chapter of the National Multiple Sclero:sis Society are offering a free educa- tional seminar on assisted iivimg. "Assisted Living Options at Scea- side Pointe" will be presented by Mary Warrington of Brandywiine Assisted Living at 7:30 p.ma., o'nesa/y, Sept. f, af t'fie Bee de Medical Center Cafeteria, 424 Sa- vannah Rd. Lewes. Family and friends are wel- come. Please RSVP to Laura Morris at 645-1844. Pill Bill to be signed into law Aug. 31 The Delaware Pharmaceutical Drug Payment Assistance Pro- gram, the Pill Bill, SS1 to SB 6, will be signed into law by Gov. Tom Carper Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Howard Weston Senior Cen- ter. The bill creates a pharmaceuti- cal drug payment assistance pro- gram for low-income senior citi- zens and disabled Delaware resi- dents. Components of the new program include the following: • Eligible seniors age 65 and older • Eligible disabled people ages 19 to 64 entitled to Title II Social Security benefits • Income levels of more than $12,500 and less than $16,480 for a single senior; more than $17,125 and less than $22,120 for married seniors; more than $8,240 and less than $16,480 for a single disabled person and more than $11,060 and less than $22,120 for a married disabled couple • Anyone spending 40 percent or more of their income on pre- scriptions will also be eligible • Those eligible for the Nemours Program, Medicaid or Medicare pharmaceutical assis- tance will not be eligible for this program • A eopay of $5 or 25 percent of the cost of the drug The effective date of the new law will be Jan. 1. Delaware Bay oyster meeting set Sept. 14 The Division of Fish and Wildlife will present details of a proposed plan for reopening com- mercial oystering on the Delaware side of Delaware Bay, perhaps as early as next year, at a public meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Department of Nat- ural Resources and Environmental Control building, 89 Kings High- way in Dover. The meeting is the fourth and last in a series of work- shops the Division has held this year to involve the oystering com- munity in determining how the fishery should be managed once the stock is determined to be re- covered. Oystering has been closed since 1995. According to biological surveys, since 1997, re- covery has been apparent from the abundance of juvenile spat. Route 13 workshop set Sept. 9 Delaware's Department of Transportation (DeIDOT) will be conducting a public workshop for the Route 13 Corridor Capacity Preservation Program. The purpose of the workshop is to present the status of the pro- gram to date. The workshop will also be a forum to learn how Dei- DOT proposes to preserve the ability of U.S. 13 to handle in- cread (ea 'olume irrce dre future. DeIDOT planners and en- gineers will be available to answer questions regarding specific trans- portation or development issues DATE 08/! 6/99 08/17/99 08/17/99 08/17/99 08/18/99 08/18/99 08/18/99 08/i 8/99 08/18/99 08/18/99 08/18/99 08/19/99 08/19/99 08/20/99 08/20/99 08/20/99 08/20/99 08/20/99 08/20/99 08/21/99 08/21/99 08/21/99 08/2 i/99 08/22/99 08/22/99 08/22/99 LOCATION Rt. ! and Dodd Ave., west of Lewes Rt. ! and Rt. 9, west of Lewes Rt. l and Rt. 9, west of Lewes Rt. 1 and Sussex 268, west of Lewes Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes Rt. 1 and Washington St., south of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 268A, west of Lewes Rt. 1 and Rt. ! A, north of Rehoboth Rt. ! and Sussex 283, south of Lewes Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Outlets parking lot Rt. I and Sussex 88, north of Lewes Rt. I and Sussex 273C, north of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes Rt. 1 and Sussex 273A, west of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Kmart parking lot Rt. I and Sussex 273, north Of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 275, north of Rehoboth Rt. I and Sussex 273D, north of Rehoboth Rt. land Rt. 1A, west ofRehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, west of Lewes Rt. 1 and Sussex 275A, north of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth Rt. I and Service Rd., north of Rehoboth Rt. 1 and Rt. 270A, south of Lewes KEY: #l- l'rivate property damage over $1,300 #5- Personal injury; #SA- pedestrian injmv #2- Property damage over $1,3(0 #6- Hit and run under $t,300 ' #3- Privateproperty damage under $1.300 #7- Fatal #4- Properage under $1300 #8- Hit and run * Caused by DUI II Route I accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop TYPE #4 #4 #4 #4 #4 #2 #5 #2 #4 #6 #2 #5 #4 #4 #6 #4 #4 #4 #4 #4 #5 #5 #5 #4 #2 #5 f FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 16 - AUGUST 22. 1999 Listed first by number of arrests, second by number involved tn crashes * Troop 7 Sussex County Kent County New Castle County 5, 0 20, 3 3, 0 23, 9 Of the 46 people arrested for DUI, 12 were involved in accidents. * Troop 7 statistics included in Sussex County figures. shop will take place Thursday, Sept: 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Seaford Middle School Cafeteria, East Stein Highway, Seaford. Sussex road naming deadline nears Sussex County will still accept road name change requests through Aug. 31. The guidelines that will be required are: • a $25 non-refundable applica- tion cost • 90 percent of the residents must sign the petition in support of the road name change • if the road name change is ap- proved, a fee to cover the cost of the new road sign will be paid by road residents A public hearing will be held at 1:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to con- sider the requests. Anyone with questions should call the county at 855-7898. Beach projects OK'd, but funding slow process President Bill Clinton signed legislation authorizing $170 mil- lion in Delaware beach protection projects recently. But that autho- rization is only considered one more hurtJle Jn a long series of steps needed before the projects can actually be completed. The authorization is considered signif- icant because it means the Clinton related to the program. The work- administration feels the projects are worthy of funding. But it does not actually appropriate any mon- ey. Actual appropriation, which is basically writing the check, is a separate process which is expect- ed to be more long-term. Last week's legislation, a part of the Water Resources Development Act, authorizes the following pro- jects for Delaware: • $35.9 million for Broadkili Beach • $19.3 million for Port Mahon • $101.4 million for a long-term 50 year beach replenishment pro- gram from Cape Henlopen to Fen- wick Island. This would be on the scale of efforts to help Ocean City. • $13.2 milion for Roosevelt In- let and Lewes Beach. The largest of the projects is the ocean beaches project and beach- es in Dewey and Rehoboth Beach would be the first phase of that project. By contrast, the Congress is still working on an appropriations bill for beach replenishment work for Fiscal Year 2000. However, the House of Representative's ver- sion, passed in late July, provided the following monies for Delaware projects: • $100,000 for Broadkill Beach • $25,000 for Port Mahon • $200,000 for Lewes and Roo- sevelt Inlet • $325,000 for the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey phase of the 50 year project. • $349,000 for the Bethany- South Bethany phase of that same 50 year project