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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Route 1 Weekly Accident Update Continued from page 3 Revenue Service, the program of- fers a 10-year, dollar-for-dollar re- duction of an investor's tax liabil- ity as an incentive to build afford- able housing. Carper challenges Roth for Senate seat It's official, Democratic Gov. Tom Carper will run against in- cumbent Sen. Bill Roth in an at- tempt to unseat the 78-year-old Republican who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1971, a total of five terms. Because of a two-year term limit for Delaware gover- nors, Carper can't seek that office again and his announcement that he will run against Roth ends months of speculation. Roth, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, announced in August his intention to run for a sixth term. Upon hearing that Carper will oppose him, Roth said, "I look forward to running on my record. It is a proven record that has been and will be a strong voice for the people and the state of Delaware." The senator has re- cently gained national attention for his work on Internal Revenue Service reform and for the initia- tion of the Roth IRA. Carper, 52, has established a record as the most elected statewide official in the history of the state. Since his election as state treasurer in 1976, he has suc- cessfully sought state office 10 times, following his 1977-82 stint as treasurer with l0 years in the U.S. Congress and two terms as governor. The out-going governor also just completed a term as chairman of the National Gover- nors' Association. Since both men have gained na- tional stature and have enjoyed a great degree of popularity, the No- vember 2000 election is expected to be watched well outside the First State borders. Driving Under tile Influence Re )ort Milton townwide yard sale Oct. 25 The annual fall townwide yard- sale in Milton is Saturday, Sept. 25, from early morning to mid-af- ternoon. Sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce, all town residents and businesses are en- couraged to take advantage of the day to sell any and all types of items. No registration or fee is necessary, anyone wishing to par- ticipate can put items out for as long as they wish on this day. Workshop set for low-income buyers The Delaware State Housing Authority will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Sussex County Administrative Office West Complex, Georgetown, for homeowners interested in making affordable repairs and handi- capped modifications to their homes. The Housing Rehabilita- September 24 - September 30, 1999 tion Loan program provides a 3- percent interest rate home im- provement loans of up to $35,000 to low- and moderate-income homeowners or landlords renting to low-income families. For more information, call 302- 739-4263. Intergovernmental cooperation meeting set A meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, for Rehoboth Beach and Sussex County officials to discuss im- proving intergovernmental Coop - eration, especially in terms of planning and growth. The meet- ing was to be held on Sept. 16, but Hurricane Floyd's arrival was the cause of postponing the meeting. Anyone interested is urged to at- tend. Rehoboth workshop slated for Sept. 27 The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold its regu- lar workshop session at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27. The agenda in- cludes resuming discussion on two issues, the proposed amend- ments to the subdivision and par- titioning ordinance, and the pro- posed improvements to the bus stop in front of city hall. Lewes personnel committee to meet The Lewes Personnel Policy Review Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Lewes City Hall. The agenda includes a review of the city's personnel manual for possible recommended changes, beginning with the chapter On dis- closure of information. Also on the agenda is the continuing re- view of recommended revisions to the personnel manual as sub- mitted by attorney Susan Weld- man, also concerning disclosure of information. Lewes council to hold special meeting There will be a special meeting of Lewes City Council at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, at city hall when they will go into exec- utive session to discuss potential litigation. Lewes parks and recreation to meet The Lewes Parks and Recre- ation Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, at city hall. The agenda includes an address by Charles O'Donneil on Wash- ington Street, a park status review, a tennis courts review, and, under old business, Smith Avenue, bike racks, the relocation of the Lewes entry sign, Harry's Spring and sidewalk repairs. Lewes BPW meeting rescheduled to Oct. 21 The Lewes Board of Public Works meeting of Sept. 16 was rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 21, due to Hurricane Floyd. The agenda includes consideration of increasing umbrella liability lim- its of insurance coverage; presen- tation of the proposed operating budget for fiscal year Oct. 1, 1999 through Sept. 30, 2000; and con- sideration of approving the master purchase order for the coming fis- cal year. The public is invited to attend the 8 p.m. meeting. Cole, Bennett tapped to head Spence campaign Sussex County Coun- cilman George Cole and Lewes Coun- cilman Judson Bennett have been chosen to head up the Terry Spence for Governor COLE Campaign in Sussex County. Ac- cording to Bennett they plan to coordinate a good game plan for the gubernatorial candidate, with debates and forums to be held in the 37th District as well as else- where. "Ter- BENNETT ry's been an outstanding speaker of the house for 12 years and a strong legisla- tor for 19 years and we believe that he's the best Republican can- didate to run against Ruth Ann Minner in 2000," Bennett said of the November election. Other possible Republican can- didates include Judge Bill Lee, Attorney General Jane Brady, Dennis Rockford and Lance Weaver. Deadline approaching for disaster loan filing Delaware Congressman Michael N. Castle announced that all Delaware small, nonfarm and agriculture dependent businesses located throughout the First State must apply with Small Business Administration for Economic In- jury Disaster Loans by Oct. 12, in order to help them recover from the drought conditions which oc- curred June 15 through Nov. 20. Eligibility is based on size and type of business and its financial resources. Businesses determined to be eligible may qualify for loans up to $1.5 million, with a 4 percent interest rate and a loan term of up to 30 years. The loan cap included both eco- nomic injury and physical damage and must be used for specific and designated purposes. Small businesses may contact the SBA Disaster Area 1 Office for more information at 800-659- 2955. Milford bridge to close for repairs DelDOT has closed Bridge 21A FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13 - SEPTEMBER 19. 1999 DATE LOCATION TYPE 09/14/99 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #4 09/15/99 Rt. 1, northbound, 1/2 mile west of Lewes #7 09/15t99 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #4 09/15/99 Rt. 1 and Sussex 12, west of Lewes #4 09/15/99 Rt. 1 and Rt. 271, north of Rehoboth #4 09/15/99 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, west of Lewes #4 09/15/99 Rt. 1 and Wilmington Trust parking lot #3 Route 1 accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13 - SEPTEMBER 19, 1999 L/steal first by aumlg of arrests, second by number inwlved in crashes * Troop 7 Sussex County Kent County New Castle County 8, 3 23, 2 11, 3 23, 4 Of the 57 people arrested for DUI, 9 were involved in accidents. * Troop 7 statistics included in Sussex County figures. over the Mispillion River on Re- hoboth Boulevard in Milford through Nov. 30 while safety im- provements are made. To get around the closure, northbound traffic will be directed east on Route 36, to north on Route 1 and west on Northeast Front Street. Southbound traffic will be di- rected east on Northeast Front Street., south on Route 1 and west on Route 36. DSHA gives funds to low-income rental sites More than 195 Delaware house- holds looking for affordable rental housing will soon have a reason to celebrate as a result of financial support from the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA). Director Susan Frank ear- marked more than $840,000 per year for 10 years in Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits which will enable housing spon- sors to begin construction on six new affordable rental housing sites in Delaware. Communities awarded funds in the Cape Region include Savan- nah East Apartments, a 72-unit sit for families in Lewes, sponsored by Dyer McCrea Ventures LLC; and Luther Gardens, an 18-unit site for the elderly in Milton spon- sored by Lutheran Senior Services of Sussex County. Del Tech wins national college designation Delaware Technical & Commu- nity College has been selected as the recipient of the 1999 Commu- nity College of the Year Award by the National Alliance of Business (NAB). NAB .is a national business or- ganization focused on increasing student achievement and improv- ing the competitiveness of the workforce. NAB members include Fortune 500 companies, their CEOs and senior executives, educators, and business-led coalitions. The Delaware State Chamber of Com- merce nominated Delaware Tech for this national award. Delaware Tech, selected from 12 other finalists for this award, was commended for providing ef- fective and innovative leadership to meet the workforce needs of business and industry. In particular, the college was recognized for its Early Child- hood Development Centers, the use of educational technology and distance education, the delivery of customized educational programs to meet the needs of business and industry and the overall compre- hensiveness and flexibility of its programs of study. A delegation of representatives from the college will accompany college president Orlando J. George Jr. to receive the award at NAB's national conference on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C. Kaye inducted into academic society at UD Marco Kaye of Lewes has ac- cepted mem- bership in the National Soci- ety of Colle- giate Scholars and will be honored during a campus cere- mony this fall at the Univer- sity of KAYE Delaware. The National Society of Colle- giate Scholars (NSCS) is a highly selective, national nonprofit hon- ors organization. Founded in 1994, NSCS recog- nizes first and second year under- graduate students who excel aca- demically. Kaye, a graduate of Cape Hen- lopen High School, is currently enrolled at the University of Delaware in the honors program and is majoring in visual commu- nication in the art department.