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CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, September I - Monday, September 4, 2006.17 It&apos;s official: Selby runs for state treasurer By Georgia Leonhart Special to the Cape Gazette Republican Esthelda "Stell" Parker Selby officially announced her candidacy for the office of state Treasurer Thursday, Aug. 31. Selby is running against two- term Democrat incumbent Jack Markell. "I decided that the time to run is now. It is time to look for ways to save tax dollars and to help allevi- ate the financial strain being felt by everyday, hardworking peo- ple," Selby said. Selby attributes her decision to run to the influence of her politi- cally active, Lewes-based family. "They instilled the belief in me that if I had a strong faith, worked hard and got a good education I could do anything," Selby said. Those she credits include Emily G. Morris, her cousin from Lewes who won the posi- tion of Kent County SELBY Prothonotary and mounted an impressive though unsuccess- ful campaign against state legisla- tor Jake Zimmerman. She also credits her cousin, the late George H. P. Smith, former mayor of Lewes, and her father, Denver B. Parker, who was the first African- American elected as president of the Sussex County Teacher's Association - one of three county forerunners to the Delaware State Education Association. Selby says she is a grassroots, everyday person who wants to represent the hardworking every- day person - because that is the background she comes from. 'Tll represent the people who under- stand how hard it is, the people who experience daily financial stress," Selby said. Death penalty topic in Lewes Sept. 10 St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes will sponsor a presentation on the death penalty, titled Thou Shall Not Kill, at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10. A panel of experts on the sub- ject will convene in the church which is located on Route 1, just north of Five Points near Lewes. A light meal will be served fol- lowing the program. Delaware is one of about 33 states that allow the death penalty. The issue appears to be of interest to a broad spectrum of people from academics, politicians, spiri- tual leaders and the general pub- lic. The panel will consist of an attorney with the state of Delaware, a consultant with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a therapist who works with women prisoners. Each speaker will give a presenta- tion from his or her own perspec- tive. Following the panel presen- tations, audience groups will dis- cuss the issues further and devel- op general questions to be direct- ed back to the panel. Members of the panel are Kristin M. Froehlich, who lives in Wilmington and works as a thera- pist with prisoners at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution. She will share her story of loss and healing after the murder of her brother in Connecticut in Continued on page 24 I TeNo Students Continued from page 16 work with me," he said. Rehoboth Beach Police Chief Keith Banks said he has not received any complaints from stu- dents or landlords but he will investigate the allegations. "I will go down and make an unofficial visit," he said. "I will tell them that people are looking for them, asking about the deposits. We will then continue to monitor the situ- ation." Having worked as a full-time teacher and school administrator for 34 years, Selby continued her family's commitment to commu- nity involvement with the Delaware School Boards Association, Beebe Medical Center Board, Delaware Technical and Community College Development Council and through her association with other commu- nity entities. Last year, Selby was elected to the Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education and serves as vice president. Cape school board President Gary Wray said if she wins the statewide post, it's his understand- ing that Selby would have to step down from her position on the board. Selby was not available to com- ment on that issue. Summer Storms bring Lightning ! A Lightning Strike can be Fatal. When Lightning Roars - Get Indoors! Call us for Lightning Rods. ~ Come by Your Neighborhood Tavern ~ T(ll)tf'lt i:i:i{iiii! {.+-gg,+ :.+-%"!; i ' " .........  ........ "++":"!,":+::{ >%i<\>i+i+iG+. %!!i!iiiiiiiiiiii!i!iiii iiiiiii+ii ,MPORT NIGHT BJttns 5 8,e Seutl TVs hm NIGHT (8pm-lam) "/ HALF PRICE NIGHT (spm-I0000am) 1/2 Price Everything LOCALS'. NIGHT . shop online www.funtofine.com .?un to .00ine .?ewe(ry + First Street Station Rehoboth Beach, DE 302.227-3770 Open Daily $3 LADLES NIGHT (8pm-lam)'00 Rail drinks and wine for the Ladies I n William I'kw Rehoboth Beach, DE * ( II On Rt 24 100 yards of/Route 1, on the right II '--:-: " " -