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SPORTS: Some athletes shine by outworking others PgO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 Teen pleads guilty in kidnapping case Brewer to testify against co-defendants By Kara Nuzback knuzback@capegazette, com A 17-year-old boy accused of helping his friends kidnap an elderly woman has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against his co-defendants. Phillip Brewer was arrested March 20 and charged with first-degree cariacking, first-degree kidnapping and two counts of second-degree conspiracy for the kidnap- ping of 89-year-old Margaret Smith. Police say ]unia McDonald, 14, and Jack- eline Perez, 15, hitched a ride with Smith before stealing her car keys and $500, and forcing her into the trunk of her car for two days without food or water. According to police, Phillip and Ron- daiges Harper joined Junia and Jackeline on the joyride after Smith had been forced into the trunk. Smith was found wandering in a cem- etery March 20, where police say the juveniles left her and drove away in her Buick Le Sabre. lunia and Jackeline were charged with one count each of first-degree carjacking, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rob- bery and three counts of second-degree Continued on page 22 CAPE REGION GOES BACK TO SCHOOL RON MACARTHUR PHOTO STUDENTS IN THE CAPE REGION went back to school Sept. 3, after a summer 6f fun and sun. Shields Elementary School first-grader Brielle Ross, ab6ve, is pensive asshe contem- plates the start of another school year. NICK ROTH PHOTO At H.O. Brittingham Elementary in Milton, Teresa Sanchez takes the obligatory first day of school photo of her children Paula Campos, 11; Giovanni Campos, 8; and Pablo Campos, 3. See more photos on page 87 Cyclists: Separate bikes, cars Solutions possible to improve Route 1 safety By Ron MacArthur Members of the only cycling advocacy group in southern Delaware are trying to make their voices heard conceming Route 1 safety issues. And it appears state trans- portation officials are listening. Pedestrian and bicycle safety has be- come a hot topic with the formation of a Route 1 task force and the announcement of a $6.5 million project to construct side- walks, install street lighting and provide 12 new crosswalks along the Route i corridor. Sussex Cyclists representatives have met with Delaware Department of Transportation and Delaware Transit Corporation officials two times this year, including an Aug. 26 meeting; another meeting is scheduled early in 2014. Mike Tyler, a longtime advocate for Sus- sex Cyclists, said lines of communication have been opened between the cycling group and DelDOT. "They need input from people who use the road and live here to tell them what they are not see- ing," Tyler said. "There are solutions if we work to- gether." Continued on page 12- 'THE BEACH' Kevin Fleming unveils his latest book P4O LEWES New design proposed for Lewes Public Library P3 REHOBOTH City cited for wastewater treatment plant violation m9 COYOTES Public opinion differs on hunting, trapping p:po INDEX Arts & Entertainment 7O Business & Real Estate 37 Community Calendar 81 Ca pe Life 56 Classifieds 96 Obituaries 26 School & Education 87 S ports & Outdoors "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." 9o IIII!!!00II,UU!LIIII