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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Labor Day Continued from page 19 tioners. Absent were the usual. scores of reports of people con- suming alcohol in public and act- ing disorderly The only police reports filed since weekend's end were forpublic service responses. However, officers cleared the re- mains 0fa dead bird from Route I at West Street at 7:15 p.m., Sept. 4. They had removed a dead cat from Route I at Collins Street ear- lier the same day. "'It's so quiet here: I'm looking around for things to do," said PFC Sept. 6 - Sept. 12, 2002 Cliff Dempsey. "I guess I'll get used to that again, but it'll take a while. We sure had a big summer in Dewey this year, and it sure seems quiet now." Lewes business wades through Labor Day Betsy Reamer, Lewes Chamber of Commerce executive director, felt the weather actually may have helped some businesses in town. "'People were somewhat restricted with no outdoor activities," Reamer said. "Obviously Sunday was slightly down, but Monday afternoon all the downtown park- Troop 7 Territory 2001 and 2002 Labor Day Holiday Statistics Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Total arrests: Traffic 2001 2002 61 28 58 31 53 25 80 66 Total arrests: DUI 2001 2002 2 1 2 3 6 4 5 2 Total arrests: Speeding 2001 2002 16 10 18 5 5 0 11 22 f Total Arrests Holiday Week Reporting Period 2001 2002 Traffic 160 150 DUI 14 10 Aggressive driving 77 54 Criminal 66 42 , Comolaints handled 564 349 ,J Holiday Week Reporting Period: Total Arrests 2001 2002 Fatal Accidents, Troop 7 territory 0 1 Crashes on 55 mph highways 3 2 Alcohol-related crashes, all roads 6 6 Motorists assisted 13 17 _ Seat belt assessments 11 4 Child-restraint assessments 1 0 i htbmmtion provided by Delaware State Police Drop 7 Battle of the Bulge group to meet Sept. 11 The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, South Jersey chapter, will hold a membership meeting at I 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. ! 1, at the American Legion Hall on Dins Creek Road and Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House', N.J. Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew will be the guest speaker. All veterans who participated in the Ardennes campaign in Belgium and Luxembourg, known as the Battle of the Bulge, are invit- ed. New members are always welcome. Lunch will be served. For details, call Milt at 609-465-4199, or Gus at 609-463-9690. 400 abusedneglected children in Delaware have Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent their best interests in Family Court. 400 children are still waiting. You can help. Become a CASA Volunteer. Call today. 739-6553 (Kt) 856-4648 (Sx) Apply by Sept 18 Training October 2, 3, 7, 8, 10. I CASA rs a program of the Family Court of the State of Delaware ing was filled, which we usually don't see." Mark Garbowski, co-owner of the Blue Plate restaurant reported an "excellent weekend." Similarly, all but two rooms were rented for the entire week- end at the Inn at Canal Street. "Overall, our guests were pleased to come to the beach and be with family," said Kim Cruz, assistant manager at the hotel. While families may have been understanding, children were un- doubtedly disappointed by the lack of beach time. Therefore, toy stores where bustiing. "It seemed like customers would come in waves, much like the rain," said Teresa Ford, owner of Kids' Ketch, "but people didn't spend as much: there was a great deal of browsing. Lewes is not conducive to shopping in the rain like a mail." Police Chief Beau Gooch esti- mated $1,800 in parking-meter revenue for the Friday to Monday holiday, which is probably down from last year, he said. Troop 7 territory relatively calm Rainy weather appeared to have deterred some people from visit- ing the Cape Region during the holiday weekend, which meant there were fewer traffic problems, said Lt. Ron Hagan, Delaware State Police Troop 7 deputy com- mander. "The traffic enforcement was down," he said. "I don't be- lieve the number of people here during the weekend was as great as previous Labor Day weekends. Those who were here probably stayed inside." However(he said, being inside may have been the cause for an increase in the number of domes- tic violence calls, which rose from its average of 35 per week to 46. "When the weather is bad, people are in- side an, d closer together. Of- HAG-AN ten, they are also drinking, and that's often when the domestic violence inci- dents occur." Traffic moved slowly along Route I for a brief time Sunday, he said, but the road was not as crowded as it has been on many other weekends this summer. "Labor Day weekend is not nor- mally one of our busiest holiday weekends," said Hagan. "Some college students have been back at school for a couple of weeks al- ready, and many families stay at home that weekend because school starts for the younger stu- dents. Overall, I think the week- end went pretty smoothly." State parks report low numbers One of the rain's outdoor vic- tims was Henlopen State Park. Facility Manager Mary Wagner reported that numbers were only "a traction" compared to previous years: Delaware Seashore State Park reported low numbers of vis- itors during the holiday, although the park campground was bustling during the weekend. Rainfall and dismal weather tended to keep people away from the beaches with an exceptionally low turnout of only 9,150 cars visiting the three busiest areas of the park from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. UNLIMITED GENERAL CONTRACTING, INC, Specializing in CUSTOM CARPENTRY & PAINTING i _ RESIDENTIRL COMMERCIRL " CUSTOM HOME" * RoomoN, * OECK, I IILIL.* KITCHENS & EllCrHS * ROOFING * GRRRGES I --* SIOING * RLL PHflSE OF CONSTRUCON I FREE ESTIMRTES 3024;84-4246 LICENSE[I] & INSURED I We can assist with plans, permits, obtaining a IoL and obtaining bank financing. I WE WANT TO  YOU MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.