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16- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday,'October 9 October 15, 1998 Sussex Coun,:il candidate Phillips signs pledge fiw open government By Jim Cresson Sussex County Council candi- date Vance Phillips stood on the county building steps overlooking The Circle in Georgetown Friday morning, Oct. 2, and signed a pledge he said will bring govern- ment closer to thepeople. Flanked by a dozen supporters and campaign workers, Phillips unveiled his seven-point pledge, explaining, "Whenever you talk about issues in a very sincere fash- ion, there is an inherent risk that you'll be picked apart by your op- ponent. But I take that risk be- cause I want no one to be confused about my position that g0ver0ment should truly be of the people, by the people and for the people." Phillips then outlined his pledge to: hold evening and town meet- ings; provide Internet access to county business; respect the refer- endum process; protect private property rights; protect the right to Frivacy; provide tax relief for se- niors; and renain accountable to the voters. Holding regularly scheduled County Council meetings in vari- ous towns and during the evening at least once a month is a pledge that Phillips says has its roots in making government more accessi- ble to the citizens. Developing an Internet site listing the county business agenda and other new items will also serve this purpose, he said. Other pledges, such as his aims to respect the referendum process, to protect property rights and to support citizens' rights to privacy, are examples of his desire to pro- mote Constitutional freedoms by limiting government's power, he said. Phillips, who graduated from Laurel High School and the Uni- versity of Delaware, is an agri- businessman and real estate agent. His family has called Sussex County home for six generations. A self-styled Reagan Repulican, Phillips credits his political moti- vations to his grandfather, who was a Democratic Party worker in the 1940s and 1950s and who helped former Gov. Elbert Carvel, : Jim Cresson photo Taking the pledge to return government closer to the peo- ple while promoting Constitutional freedoms and limiting government's power, Sussex County Council candidate Vance Phillips, flanked by supporters, admitted it is often a risk to be sincere in a political campaigns, then added it was a risk he felt worth taking. also a Laurel agri=businessman, win many elections. Phillips is a trustee of Portsville United Methodist Church;a mem- ber of the Delaware Farm Bureau; a former member of the Gover- nor's Advisory Council on Agri- culture; a member of the Delmar- va Poultry Industry's Grower Committee and a government af- fairs committee member for the Delaware Association of Realtors. He was chosen as Delaware Jaycee's Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year in 1997. He and his wife, Lisa, have three young daughters. Phillips will face Democratic Party candidate Charles "Chip" West, a Gumboro farmer, for the council seat formerly held by Lau- rel farmer George Collins, who did not seek another term. Rash of burglaries hitting Cape Region Delaware State Police are asking the con mnity to be aware of a rash of burglaries that began last week along the Route 1 corridor. AcCord- ing to Lt. Louis O'Day, deputy commander at Troop 7, the burglaries began last week, when on Thursday, Oct. 1, someone broke into four construction-related businesses and stole currency from two of the busi- nesses. Two more businesses were struck Wednesday, Oct. 7, when two stores in the Rehoboth Outlets Center were burglarized, and currency was stolen. "The burglaries are all similar," said O'Day. In all of the cases, a suspect or suspects gained entry through breaking glass doors or windows. "They all happened sometime during hours of darkness - probably late at night," said O'Day. Police are asking anyone who ob- serves anything suspicious to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. DSP substation to open Saturday, Oct. 10 Delaware State Police is opening a substation in Rehoboth Outlets Center 3, Saturday, Oct. l 0, with an open house. The public is welcome to attend from noon to 4 p.m. The substation is located near the Sussex 271 entrance. Edward Jones inv!tes you to attend a live satellite broadcast: RETIREMENT PLANS THAT WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS Highlights of the program include: retirement plans available for business owners; costs associated with each type of plan; tax deductions associated with these plans; and how much of the business owners' plan contributions go into their part of the plan for retirement. Date: Monday, October 19, 1998 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. L0atio.: New Devon Inn, 142 2nd Street, Lewes This broadcast is free, but seating is limited. For reservations, contact: Anthony Egeln New Devon Inn 142 Second St., Lewes 645-7710 www.edwardjones.com Member SlPC EdwardJones Serving Individual Invers Since 1871 Have the Cape Gazette delivered each week. [ Call 645-7000. I Gary for State Sena strated by 18th district senate , candidate, Gary Simpson. I have known Gary Simpson since we were in 4-H er as children and we have been friends ever since. His interest in reducing delinquency, eliminating drug abuse and his track record of community service make him a most excellent candidate. As parents, WE NEED GARY SIMPSON GOING TO BAT FOR OUR CHILDREN." Walter C Hopkins "Gary Simpson educated his three daughters in local Imblk scho As a publk servant he will be hhly sup- porlive of improving educalion at all levels. He promoteslhe me tribe lly  they ree to the elrmon of the broad use of computers by students and teac.rs as 1 as modem crts. lance leaming sUatecj He has my vote of confidence in his bid to be the ne Sena fix the 18 ffdct" Itmt $. Pdce, PkJ). Fomm Member State Board of Education and Cope Henopen School Board "Gary Simpson has demonstrated an acute undc:slanding 0fthe funding issue for our schools and he has a lead ership style, characterized bya com- mon sense approacfl, that will bang back sanity to the educalional furiding debate. He has my wholehe support in his candklaoj for the 18th district senate seaL" Eugene M. Sharp, II! Member & FormePrea MigogBoard of Eduogon Elect Gary Simpson for State Senate _ Paid for by Friends to Elect Otsry Simpson