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4 - CAPE GAZETTE. Friday. Rpntember 27 - October 3, 1996 Continued from page 3 Grange is located on Savannah Road near Roadsters and Wescoats Comer. Land use workshop date changed to Oct. 30 The Planning and Zoning Com- mission has asked that a public workshop on the proposed com- prehensive land use plan being de- veloped by Sussex be changed to Wednesday, Oct. 30. The meeting was initially scheduled for Oct. 31, but officials decided Hal- loween night was not a good evening for a public workshop be- cause it could cut attendance at the meeting. The workshop has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 30. The meeting will be held in the Court of Common Pleas, Courthouse, The Circle, George- town at 7:30 p.m. Life Saving Station Open House planned The Delaware Seashore Preser- vation Foundation in cooperation with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation will be hold- ing the first ever open house, fundraiser and membership drive at the Indian River Inlet Life Sav- ing Station on Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon until 4 p.m. The event will feature narrative tours, Life Saving T-shirts, fundraising and membership opportunities, Coast Guard demonstrations and food. This event will be the first time the Indian River Inlet Life-Saving Service has been open for public display since its inception in 1876. Such stations once dotted the coastline and crew members saved countless lives in the days before the modern Coast Guard. Another example of such stations is the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station. That building, however, is only a replica of the original Dewey Lifesaving Station. The Indian River Station is the original Indian River Station, which was used most recently to house beach equipment for the Department of Natural Resources and Environ- mental Control. It stands north of the Indian River Inlet and is now vacant. The public will have the oppor- tunity to see the inside of the building and grounds through tours offered by the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation members. The Preservation Foun- dation is trying to restore the for- mer station. The building has been found to be structurally sound, al- though it does need some major repair work to return it to its for- mer glory. Attendees will be able to exam- ine the projected restoration plans and costs, purchase Foundation memberships, donate money to th6 project and purchase Life-Sav- ing t-shirts. As an added bonus, the Coast Guard will be display- ing and educating attendees on several life-saving techniques and boating equipment. Milton man injured in school bus accident Patrick Can', 18, of Milton was treated and released from Beebe Medical Center following a colli- sion with a school bus on Mon- day, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Ac- cording to Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, Cart was traveling northbound on Route One, just north of Route 9, when he attempted a left turn to go west. Carr drove into the path of a 1988 school bus driven by Donald McLamb, 55, also of Milton. Lewis said no students were on board the bus, and McLamb was not injured. Can" was cited with failure to yield the right of way and driving while license is re- voked. Rehoboth Elementary Parent Night set Oct. 3 Rehoboth Elementary School is hosting "Parent Night" on Thurs- day, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is to share information on the new state standards, cur- riculum content, community re- sources and extra-curricular activ- ities related to school. The cafete- ria in the main building will have: information booths on the follow- ing topics: community resources, Title I Reading Assistance Pro-. gram, voter registration, middle: school transition, space program,, bus talk, yearbook club, New Di-. rections in kindergarten, wellness; center/health related issues, early' school, Families and Schools To-. gether (FAST) program, Smith- sonian science project, and inte- grating literacy into the curricu-. lum (first grade). First grade teachers will meet. parents in the cafeteria of the pri-. mary building. In the interest of facilitating open discussion be-. tween parents and staff, the school t recommends parents do not bring, children to the program. Howev-. er, if lack of childcare prevents: parents from participating, a su-. pervised children's videowill be: shown in a designated area. For. more information, contact Mary. Walker, assistant principal, at: 227-3068. Route 1 Weekly Accident Update Carper joins in on plan for environment In a ceremony Sept. 19, Gov. Tom Carper joined the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Environmental Protection Agency officials to endorse a plan for comprehensive management and improvement of the Delaware Estuary. The plan calls for over 70 spe- cific actions and is consistent with many management principles in "Shaping Delaware's Future." It also supports the state's efforts to improve habitat using wetlands restoration, development of artifi- cial fishing reefs and preserving open space and farmland. Federal funds for implementa- tion will be available for two years under the Clean Water Act. Five broad goals include: Restoration of living resources of the estuary and protection of their habitat; Reduction and control of point and nonpoint sources of pollution; Management of water alloca- tions to protect public water sup- plies and maintain ecological con- ditions needed by the estuary's living resources; Management of economic growth in accordance with the goal of restoring and protecting the estuary's living resources; and Promotion of greater public understanding of the estuary, along with greater public partic- ipation in decisions and programs affecting it. Fisher/Martin House committee to meet There will be a meting of the Fisher/Martin Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee for the City of Lewes on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Fisher/Martin House located on Kings Highway in Lewes. The meeting is open to the public. The Fisher/Martin House is owned by the City of Lewes and leased to Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Its up- keep and administration are gov- erned by the Advisory Committee. Lewes architecture review meeting canceled The Commercial Architecture Review Commission of Lewes meeting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996 will not be held due to there being no agenda items. Equine encephalitis confirmed in Sussex State officials announced on Wednesday Sept. 25 that a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been confirmed in a horse in the Laurel area. The horse had to be put to death on Wednesday, Sept. 28 after dis- playing neurological symptoms consistent with contracting East- ern Equine Encephalitis, a mos- quito-borne viral disease. Blood samples taken from the unvacci- nated horse were reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health to be positive for EEE in- fection. Heavy rainfall this spring and summer caused abundant mosquito populations and in- creased chances for EEE trans- mission. This summer the Delaware Mosquito Control Sec- tion found EEE present on several occasions in a virus surveillance program that uses sentinel chick- ens and mosquito collections. Small groups of chickens are placed at various locations throughout the state to determine viral activity. Last week's sur- veillance detected no EEE virus but the EEE horse case prompted the Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control section to aeri- ally treat 3,800 acres around Lau- rel and to conduct local ground treatments in southwestern Sus- sex. Horse owners are advised to Kerry Kester photo Route 1 accident involves four vehicles Stephanie David, 32, of Rehoboth Beach sustained a strained back, abrasions and contusions to her head on Fri. day, Sept. 20, following a four-car collision on Route One near Rehoboth Mall. According to state police reports, the acci- dent occurred when a 1990 Chevy S1O pickup truck, driven by Richard Tharp, 26, of Townsend, was traveling in the south- bound right lane and was struck from behind by a 1989 Nissan Sentra driven by Laura Martino, 23, of Rehoboth Beach when Tharp slowed for traffic. In the left lane, William Bullen, 45, of Palm, Pa. was driving a 1995 Pontiac Transport behind Stephanie David, 32, of Rehoboth Beach, who was driving a 1993 Mercedes 190. The pickup truck was knocked into the left lane and into the path of David's Mercedes, which then struck the rear of Martino's Nissan. Bullen's Pontiac was un- able to stop and collided with the rear of the Mercedes. Only David was injured in the accident. She was treated and re- leased at Beebe Medical Center. Martino was charged with following too close, and Bullen was charged with inattentive driving. FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16 TO SEPTEMBER 22, 1996 DATE 9/16/96 9/16/96 9/17/96 9/17/96 9/18/96 9/20/96 9/20/96 9/20/96 9/20/96 1/21/96 )/22/96 LOCATION TYPE Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, south of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 283, south of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes #2 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes #5 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 270A, north of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 276, west of Lewes #5 Rt. 1 and Rt. 24, south of Lewes #5 Rt. 1 and Cty. 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Of- ficials with the Division of Public Health, the Department of Agri- culture, and the Mosquito Control section are closely monitoring the situation and are advising that un- til colder weather ends this mos- quito season, people take precau- tions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Regardless, the prob- ability of a person contracting EEE remains very low. Birders asked to watch for banded plovers Birders or others who may no- tice piping plovers migrating through the area this fall are en- couraged to pay close attention to whether the birds are wearing spe- cial bands. Eight plovers oiled in a New Jersey oil spill this spring leased. Staff from the Division of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are tracking these birds. If you sight any banded plovers, please con- tact Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer at (302) 653-2882. Lewes variance board approves two requests The Lewes Board of Adjust- ment recently approved two re- quests for variances from zoning. The three-member board ap- proved a request for operation of a bed and breakfast at 510 Kings Highway sought by Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Thornberg. The couple plans to offer three rooms. The Board also approved a request from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoop- man for a variance to allow a three inch setback violation for a deck at their 908 Bay Avenue home.