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+ Rehoboth takes a step toward Streetscape While the Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape Improvement contract betweeia Rehoboth Beach and Daisy Construction remains un- signed, a preconstruction meeting was held Sept. 3 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center In ear- ly August, Daisy came in with the lowest bid for the project at $6,637,127, approximately $2.5 million more than estimated by JMT. "I fully expect the contract to be signed. The administrative process is progressing," said Michael Rothenheber, JMT vice president. Construction is now scheduled to commence Sept. 16, a two-week delay for the project. Residents and merchants have been told the first phase would be finished by Memorial Day week- end 2003. "I think w'e will still be able to be substantially completed by next Memorial Day," said Rothenheber. "There may be some clean-up and touch-up items remaining, but they should in no way affect the appearance or .traf- fic flow of the town. The road will be open to traffic." Town of- ficials, principals of Daisy Con- Struction and JMT engineering firm, subcontractors, utility com- pany representatives, Rehoboth Main Street and Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Com- merce attended the meeting. In addition to the start day, JMT announced a precondition survey will be sent to each business in the work zone asking for cooperation in having them filled out. "It is Police briefs Detectives investigate throat slashing cre Delaware State Police detec- tives are investigating a case in which James Peterson, 36, of Lewes, was slashed in the throat, Sept. 4, then struck by two vehi- cles. The incident began at ap- proximately 8 p.m., on Hebron Road in West Rehoboth when Pe- [erson became embroiled in a con- frontal'ion with a man. The sus- pect drew a weapon and cut Peter- son across the throat area. Peterson then fled to the nearby Shore Stop near the intersection of Route 1 and Route 1A. "Peter- son told the clerk to call an ambu- lance," said Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman. He then left the store and got to Route IA, where he collapsed. Two cars traveling along the roadway struck him, and he sustained mul- tiple injuries as a result of the col- lisions. The state police helicop- ter Trooper 2 flew him to Chris- tiana Hospital, where he is in crit- ical condition. Police would like to interview Robert "Bodey" Glover Jr., 55, of Rehoboth Beach, but they have really to protect the businesses should there be any damage relat- ed to the construction," said Rothenheber. County council meets Sept. 12 Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the County Administration building on The Circle in George- town. Council will enter execu- tive session to discuss a land ac- quisition. Among other business items on-the draft agenda, there will be introduction of a proposed ordinance to issue up to $2,636,000 in general obligation bonds for installing sanitary sewer districts to serve Bay View Es- tates and Sea Country Estates. Another proposed ordinance will. be introduced to issue $6,750,000 in general obligation bonds to in- stall a sanitary sewer district to serve the Miller Creek area. Public hearings will be held for a Cedar Landing suburban com- munity improvement project, for additional lights in the Oak Mead- ows street lighting district and for an extension to the Dagsboro- Frankford sewer district. At 1:30 p.m., Council will hold its public hearing on Ribera- Odyssey Venture's proposal to put a 1,404 second-home community and golf course at the end of Bay Farm Road between Long Neck and Oak Orchard. Cape district school board meets Sept. 12 The Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education will discuss unit Count and class size when it meets at 7:30 p.m:, Thurs- day, Sept. 12, in the cafeteria at Rehoboth Elementary School. ,not located him. Detectives are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 856- 5850, Ext. 0, or Crimestoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Milton police arrest man for violent acts Milton police arrested Jesse Brammer, 19, of Lewes, follow- ing an incident, Aug. 31, at Ship- builder's Village. Police were called to a residence when some- one complained about Brammer knocking and beating on a door. Police believe Brammer was an- gry with the person inside because of a dispute about a girlfriend. Police charged him with terroris- tic threatening, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond, pending further gurt ac- tion. Troopers investigate area burglaries State troopers are investigating several recent burglaries. The first occurred at a Tall Pines resi- dence Aug. 26, when someone broke a window with a hammer to gain access to a door The only items stolen were cigarettes. Two days later, someone stole three four-wheelers, a chain saw and a CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Sept. 6 - Sept. 12, 2002 - 3 Kerry Kester photo Bicyclist in critical condition at Christiana after Rt. 9 crash Cpl. Mike Nelson of the Delaware,State Police Fatal Accident Investigation and Recon- struction (FAIR) team takes photographs of what is left of the bicycle Danny Harmon was on when he was struck by a truck Sept. 9. Reports indicate Harmon was talking to someone in the truck, shown over the bicycle, when he was struck. Harmon, 38, of Lewes, sustained head injuries and remains in critical condition at Christiana Hospital. Troopers said the crash oc- curred at 8:55 p.m., on the north shoulder of westbound Sussex 285 near Belltown. Ronald d. Kolos, 58, of Millsboro, was driving a newer model Ford pickup truck westbound on Sussex 285, said police, when the truck drifted from the i'oadway and struck Harmon. Kolos was not injured. The FAIR team is investigating the crash, and noeharges have been filed. Above right is the pickup truck that struck Harmon. Visible is damage to the truck's side.view win- dow and door. The truck sustained little other damage. The board will also discuss a charter school review and discuss committee works, including the board-building mentoring pro- gram. The meeting is open to the public. Inland Bays sets meeting Sept. 6 The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the Cen- ter for the Inland Bays will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at the College of Marine Studies in Lewes. The meeting will address issues related to dead-end canals in the inland bays. Poll says Sussex should restrict water The following are the results of this week's Survey taken of read- ers on the Cape Gazette's website - - to the ques- [ sledgehammer from a residence on Sussex 288, four miles west of Lewes. A burglar in an Aug. 31 incident did not steal anything from a For- est Road home in Harbeson, but after damaging a window to. gain entrance to the home, the burglar damaged the television set. " Angola and Rehoboth area homes targeted Officers from Delaware State Police Tro'op 7 responded to a burglary complaint at a home on Wil King Road, Aug. 31, when the owner of a home reported two black males entered the open garage and stole a Black & Deck- er power drill. Troopers are also investigating four burglaries that occurred in the Rehoboth Beach area from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31. The first inci- dent was at a Bay Vista Road home, Aug. 28, when someone broke into a parked camper and stole a Playstation 2, games and DVDs. Two days later, someone entered aCamelot Meadows Mo- bile Home Park residence through a back dooff, then stole a 31-inch Sylvania color TV. The same day, someone cut the lock on a storage shed at an Oyster House Road res- idence. The burglar stole Pyle 2 401B concert speakers and a Sam- tion "Should Sussex County im- pose water restrictions now?" Yes, wells are drying up - 52% No, not as bad as up north - 31% Get government off our backs -17% Total Votes: 42 Fire Marshal lifts burning ban Heavy rainfall throughout Delaware over Labor Day week- end caused State Fire Marshal Willard F. Preston III to lift the burning ban, effective 4 p.m., Sept. 5. Preston noted all open burning must be in accordance to state regulations. He also advised the public to exercise caution and practice fire safety whenever burning. The burning ban may be reinstituted if conditions again be- come dry, Preston said. sun DVD player. A burglar also targeted Serbest Detailing on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach, Aug. 31, when he or she broke a rear window at the busi- ness, entered and stole a 1993 four-door, green Ford Explorer with chrome rims. The Delaware tag number is PC82523. The thief also took a Sony portable mini- disc player. Police are asking anyone with information about any of the cases to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Burglars target string of cars in Rehoboth area Delaware State Police officers are seeking information about the person or people who broke into a dozen cars between 11:30 p.m., Aug, 31, and 5 a.m., Sept. 1. The cars were parked in the Kings Creek Country Club development off Sussex 273. "The suspect or suspects would try car doors to vehicles parked in the driveway of the homes located in the develop- ment," said Cpl. Walter Newton, state police spokesman. "Once they found an open car door, they would start rummaging through the passenger compartment. "Car stereo equipment, keys, creditcards and cell phones were just some of the items take/i. The Milton to establish board of adjustment Milton Town Council will es- tablish a board of adjustment dur- ing a special meeting at 7 p,m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Town Hall. Council members will also fiear a letter pertaining to Cannery Vil- lage and discuss a contract for the water tower. The meeting is open to the public. Rehoboth planners tO discuss long-range plan Rehoboth planners will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in the commissioner's room to discuss the lohg, range plan. They will al- so consider extending the dead- line for compliance partitioning of provisio0al request for 409 Ba- yard Ave "" There will also be,a Continued on page 4 suspects would empty the con- tents of the vehicle onto the lawn of the home before fleeing." Newton is asking anyone who has any information about the inci- dent, regardless of whether the in- formation appears insignificant, to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Gaming scam bilks people for thousands Attorney General M. Jane Brady is warning the public to be wary of a gaming scare that is vic- timizing Delawareans. Nevada Attorney General Fankie Sue Del Papa recently advised Brady that people claiming to be Nevada Gaming Control Board agents have been telling people through- out the nation they have won cash prizes - usually worth millions of dollars. The scam artists tell their vic- tims they must wire funds,_ rang- ing from 1 percent to 31 percent of the prize amount; to the agent who will then send the big prize. The scam artists appear to .be in Canada as well as Nevada, and in- vestigators are working in both places. Brady is asking anyone who may have been victimized by the scare or who has been contacted by the scam artists to call 775- 486-2020.