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16 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, September 27. October 3, 1996 Dewey officials mull speed bumps to slow motorists By Michael Short Dewey Beach Mayor Bob Fred- crick wants to install some rolling speed bumps in town to keep speeding drivers under wraps. Frederick said he plans to work with state legislators in a request to place some speed bumps in town. The town must work with the state.because the town's road- ways are maintained by the state of Delaware. ECAC golf championship set for Oct. 14-15 at Kings Creek Country Club Student golfers from at least 18 different eastern colleges and uni- versifies will hit the links at Kings Creek Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15 for the 1996 Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) champi- onship tournament. Over 110 male golfers are ex- pected for the event which is be- ing hosted by George Washington University of Washington D.C. Coach Scott Allen, of the GW golf team, knows the Kings Creek Country Club because he is a Delaware native and chose it for the championship because he felt conditions would be good here in the fall. Allen, whose parents are build- ing at Kings Creek, grew up 'in New Castle County and played golf his freshman year at Univer- sity of Delaware. He then trans- ferred to George Washington where he played four years of col- legiate golf. He is in his third year as head golf coach at GW. The field for the tournament will be set after the last of five separate regional qualifiers which takes place on Oct. 3. Competi- tion at Kings Creek will include five member teams competing against one another as well as in- dividual competition over 36 holes. The players will play prac- tice rounds on Sunday, Oct. 13. They will be staying at Best West- ern in Dewey Beach and the Hen- lopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, according to Alicia Newton of George Washington's sports in- formation office. The ECAC is the nation's largest collegiate athletic confer- ence with over 270 member col- leges and universities ranging from Maine to North Carolina in Divions I, II, and III. ECAC member institutions sponsor over 2,500 varsity teams including 125,000 male and female student athletes. This championship marks the first time Sussex County has host- ed a major collegiate golf tourna- ment. Recent winners have in- cluded the University of Con- necticut (1993), Harvard Univer- sity (1994), and 1996 NCAA Di- vision III runner-up Skidmore College in 1995. The University of Rhode Island, Princeton University, Villanova University, Boston College, St. John's University, Rutgers Uni- versity, Providence College and George Washington University highlight the list of teams who have competed in the last two years. Delaware Economic Outlook Conference slated for Oct. 8 The Seventh Annual Delaware Economic Outlook Conference will be presented at DuPont Coun- try Club on Tuesday, Oct. 8. This year's conference is jointly sponsored by the Delaware Small Business Development Office, Delaware Economic Development Office and Delaware State Cham- ber of Commerce. The event is de- signed to give business and gov- ernment representatives the eco- nomic information they need to make strategic planning decisions in the upcoming year. Addressing a topic of growing interest in Delaware, the keynote address will focus on "The Role of Small Business in the Econo- my". The speaker will be David Voight, director of Small Business for the U.S. Chamber of Com- merce. Other topics include: "Outlook for the Nation" - David Carrier, econometrician for National Economic Research and Data Services, 8 a.m.; "Outlook for the Region and Delaware" - Steven Cochran, di- rector of regional forecasting at Regional Forecasting Associates, 8:45 a.m.; "Demographics in Delaware" - Edward Ratledge, director of the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research at the Uni- versity of Delaware, 9:30 a.m.; "The Outlook and Impact of Banking" - Timothy McTaggart, bank commissioner, State of Delaware, 10:45 a.m.; and "The Outlook and Impact of Telecommunications" - Gilbert H. Smith Jr., vice president of exter- nal affairs for Bell Atlantic Delaware, 11:30 a.m. The cost is $85 per person, which includes registration fee, materials, continental breakfast and buffet lunch. For more infor- marion call (302) 831-1555, Frederick said he wants a sort of rolling bump that doesn't stop or back up traffic. He said he gets frequent com- plaints from residents and said such a bump would make people go the speed limit, but would not make them stop. Alan Davis, spokesman for the Delaware Department of Trans- portation, said the department will listen to the mayor. But he doubts that such a program will be ap- proved because speed bumps are usually limited to upstate subdivi- sions. "He is probably going to be dis- appointed," he said. Davis explained that the upstate speed bumps are usually limited to streets that people have decided to use as high speed short cuts to get to other streets. That is a situa- tion that is much less common elsewhere, he said. But Frederick still hopes some- thing can be done to slow traffic, particularly on Bayard Avenue and Route 1A near Silver Lake. He said such rolling bumps have worked well elsewhere to slow down traffic. "I have seen them successfully used in other jurisdictions," he said. They would be "almost flow- ing speed bumps, not the abrupt speed bumps that you almost have to stop [for]." Frederick said that the speed limit on side streets in Dewey Beach is 15 mph and people are sometimes stopped while travel- ing 40 mph. Route 1A, which at- tracts dozens of bicyclists and pedestrians at a time, has a speed limit of 25 mph. There have been requests by some residents for a signal light to be placed at Chesapeake Street at the blind corner on Rt. 1A to help people cross the road. But Frederick thinks speed bumps would be less obtrusive and might work better at taking the pedal off the metal. "There seems to be a physical deterrent." Fifth Annual Symposium by the Sea 1996 A three-day, educational seminar for physicians October 4-6, 1996 at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club Rehoboth Beach, Delaware "An Update in Diabetes Management" "New Developments in Osteoporosis Management" Nelson B. Watts, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Emory University School of Medicine "New Developments in the Management of Strokes" "Making Sense of Headaches and Dizziness  Barney Stern, MD Professor of Neurology Department of Neurology Emoty University School of Medicine "Lotions and Potions: What's Hot and What's Not" "Rash Decisions: Emergency Room O00mato00/" Marilynn McKay, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases Emoty University School of Medicine "Update in Gynecologic Malignancies" "Common Problems in Office Gynecology" Im Horowitz, MD Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory Univeesity School of Medicine "Office Management at the Patient Past MI" "EKG and Treadmill Refreshe' David Schroeder, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology Emoty University School of Medicine "New Bugs and New Drugs: An Update in Infectious Diseases" "Outpatient Antibiotic Selection" John Jernigan, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases Emon/ University School of Medicine "Common Spods Injuries" "Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Pain" Robert W. Frederick, MD Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics Division of Orthopaedics Emoot University School of Medicine Credit:. The Emon/Universi/School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for 12 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program has been reviewgcl and is acceptable Jor 12 prescribed hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Registration: The fee for this three-day conference is $190. For registration information call the Emory University Office of CME in Atlanta, GA, at (404) 727-5695. For information about the Lewes/Rehoboth area, call Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE, at (302) 645-3499. Sponsored by: H EMORY UN IVERSITY SYSTEM OF HEALTH CARE Crau'fird Drag Hospmd ./ Em,,r. t 'nit,ersir Beebe _,.,,. L ',,i,,.,,y u, ,.;,,, Medical rh., E .... ct.,,. Center V'ilJ, :i EMORY UNIVERSITY !,:; SCHOOL OF MEDICINE The Robert W. Woodruff Heaffh Scnc Cr