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14 CAPE&apos;GAZETi, Friday, Oc'toier 2 - 0ctor 8, I998 Census training begins( ;c:. 12 in Sussex; public urged to sign up More than 100 workers are needed to assist in U.S. Census 2000, with several positions from the Georgetown office to be filled by Monday, Oct. 12. Sussex County will have between 107 and 150 workers conducting cen- sus activities between Nov. 1 and mid-December. "We very much want people from this area, because they know the area and can help us tremen- dously," said Mary Craft, field op- erations supervisor, who ad- dressed the Strong Communities Initiative monthly meeting, Thursday, Sept. 24. The jobs, she said, are classified as part time and temporary, al- though people may elect to work as many as 40 hours per week. Positions available include crew leaders, who work in the field to supervise census takers and con- duct quality checks; crew leader assistants, who support crew lead- ers; and listers, who work in the field, interviewing people. Crew leaders are paid $11.50 per hour, and listers are paid $9.75 per hour. Training for crew leaders is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 12. To learn more about the appli- cation process, call 888-325-7733. That number belongs to the Philadelphia regional office, which will direct callers to the field offices nearest to them. The Georgetown office numbers are 854-9305 or 854-9306. Testing sites are located throughout Delaware. Government officials consider U.S Census 2000 of critical im- portance in having an effective government. Once each decade, the Bureau of the Census counts population and housing for the following rea- sons: so Congress may decide the number of representatives each state should have; so state legisla- tors may redraw boundaries for congressional districts; for all lev- els of government to distribute funding to states, cities and ethnic groups; to provide a rationai basis for research, such as by business- es, schools, universities and indi- viduals; and to have an accurate concept of what the nation and its people is. Additionally, the census pro- vides information that may affect land-use planning, public trans- portation and services, housing and business development, public safety and medical research. In- formation collected is protected; answers are edited and summed before census information is re- leased to the public. There are two kinds of census questionnaires: the short form and the long form. The short form asks a few population-related or housing-related questions and takes about 10 minutes to com- plete. The long form includes ques- tions from the short form, but it asks more detailed answers. Generally, it takes the average household just under 40 minutes to complet e the long form. Answers on the questionnaires are protected by law and cannot even be shared with other govern- ment agencies, including the Im- migration and Naturalization Ser- vice, Internal Revenue Service, courts, police or the military. Violation of the protection law is punishable by up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Of the millions of question- naires processed within the last decade, there were no reported vi- olations. For more information, contact the Web site at <www. census. gov>, or call the Philadelphia of- fice at 215-553-5882. Rehoboth police seek attempted rape suspect The Rehoboth Beach Police De- partment is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and ap- prehending a man responsible for an attack on the city's beach this past weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 26, at ap- proximately 2:18 a:m., a local woman called 911 to report that a man had tried to rape her while she was walking on the beach. According to the victim, she was on the beach off Delaware Avenue at 2 a.m., when a lone Hispanic male grabbed her from behind and threatened to rape her. The victim broke loose, but was grabbed again by the suspect. She broke free a second time, punch- ing the suspect in the face, and be- gan screaming for heap. She ran up to Delaware Avenue, where several witnesses helped her as the suspect left the scene on a bi- cycle. The suspect is described" as a Hispanic male of Central Ameri- can descent, approximately 20 to 30 years old; light complected; 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall; Above is an mist's concep- tion of the man who attempt- ed to rape a woman in Re- hoboth Beach on Sept. 26. with dark black straight hair pulled or combed back. He is also said to have Very dark eyes, a large Adam's apple and flared nostrils. The suspect may also have a bruise or abrasion on the left side of his face where the victim punched him. He was wearing a white T-shirt and tan or khaki pants at the time of the incident. Anyone with any information on the suspect should call DeL Keith Banks at 227-2577. BUFFET FUNDRAISER FOR BILL MURRAY STATE REPRESENTATIVE 38TH DISTRICT Music Provided by "Bunky Eye" Contribution $25 per person Tickets can be purchased in advance or will be available at the door. Call Margaret K. 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