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I| JiM" P [ ]JJ tl U |lUg| I i! wiiuaim mmempmim -,".,.," .......... ................................................................ 6 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 17- October 23, 1997 VI[IEWPOINTS Editorial Pllesteria requires common sense The specter of that potentially toxic organism known as pfiesteria continues to cast devilish shadows over our area. While we haven't experienced any of the large-scale fish kills in our inland bays this year that have primarily affected baitfish, there are persistent and reli- able reports of occasional fish being caught on hook and line with the lesions associated with the organism. While pfiesteria serves as another reminder to us - along with sea lettuce and declining marine populations - that we can't pause in offorts to address problems in our inland bays, there's no evidence to indicate that we should exercise any more caution in eating seafood than with any other food we eat. In other words, the pfiesteria con- cem doesn't appear to be harboring any hidden dangers. Fishermen catching occasional fish with lesions use their common sense and toss them back. They're keeping the healthy fish and continuing to enjoy them as part of their regular diet. Delaware's Cape Region enjoys a wide variety of fresh seafoods adding to our quality of life. We also are blessed with a number of fine seafood establishments that add their own quality control stan- dards to the seafood they display and sell. That offers further assur- ance. Meanwhile a number of scientific and government officials are focusing a good bit of attention on water quality, pfiesteria and possi- ble sources. There appears little doubt that pfiesterl'a thrives best in waters showing heightened levels of nutrients. Between the intensive development and agricultural pressures on our peninsula, there's no lack of the necessary nitrogen and phosphorus going into our waters through pipes and streams to create breeding ground conditions. Our job as citizens is to sustain the pressure on those we entrust with governing to allocate resources immediately to reduce nutrient loading. Our job is to drive the political will for our own good. Letters Highway fatality pace frightening" The highway fatality signs maintained by Delaware State Police along major roadways in the state show a disturbing trend. At last look, highway fatalities in Delaware this year were listed at 115 com- pared to 85 at this time last year. Thirty more deaths in our little state after three quarters of a year is a significant increase and attest to the need for Delaware State Police officers to maintain, and perhaps intensify, their campaign against aggressive driving. Spokespersons for the Delaware State Police say it's difficult to find a single factor driving the increase in highway deaths this year. Rather, it's a com- bination of speeding, driving while intoxicated, increased traffic on the highways and other factors that is creating a record pace. The purpose of this editorial is to draw attention to the disturbing trend as one means of alerting the community to be extra careful on the high- ways. This is one record that none of us should be eager to join in. A pine forest mushroom creates a natural pagoda on the floor of Cape Henlopen State Park. Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter Full Moon October 23 October 31 November 7 November 14 Anthony's letter a cheap shot In the interest of public dialogue, allow me to respond to Mr. Richard Anthony's letter of Oct. 3 in this newspaper. As an overview to his comments, I find his persona to be pompous and conde- scending. The credibility of Mr. Anthony is questionable based on Mr. Anthony's appearance at the Board of Adjustment hearingregarding the Dolphin Bay Resort., At that meeting he presented a 70-page petition that, if left unchal- lenged, would have been accepted by the public without the knowledge that there were only two signatures on it. At that same meeting, Mr. Anthony presented blatant falsehoods regarding traffic counts in that area of town. I am sure that if Mr. Anthony's figures were correct, the current empty building would have been a Sheraton Inn long ago. Now to answer Mr. Anthony' s letter. Ms. Horn's letter was an observation. She made an observation that the' pro- posed motel had followed the procedures designed by the city in gaining approval, and that process had been satisfied. Accusing Ms. Horn of adopting her position because she is the owner of " Kupchick's Restaurant is a cheap shot. Mr. Anthony quotes Ms. Horn: "deci- sions of the duly elected officials on two separate and distinct boards .... "It seems obvious to me that she is discussing the fact that process has been satisfied; that the variances granted are predicated on the good judgment of appointed town officials acting in the best interest of the town. Where is Mr. Anthony and the owners of the Ocean House in contesting the height variance for the Edgehill Phar- macy? The proposed new pharmacy is higher than the proposed motel; its loca- tion has a higher volume of traffic than the proposed lia0tel. But it too was approved by the process defined by the town council. The CARC [Commercial Architectural Review Commission] approved the architecture of the proposed motel. The Board of Adjustment approved the vari- ances necessary to construct such a building. The new building does not vio- late a zoning area for that parcel of land. The CARC acted within their responsi- bility to ascribe architectural constraints. The Board of Variances acted within their jurisdiction granting variances allowing the construction of the building. It is the SAME process followed by the uncontested Edgehill expansion. The empty eyesore occupying the cor- ner of Bay Avenue is now the responsi- bility of you, Mr. Richard Anthony and the owners of the condominium complex known as the Ocean House. I agree with Ms. Horn. The building should be renamed "Monument to stu- pidity ." Mr. Anthony, your language does not impress me. You quote code without understanding. You create facts that are not relevant. Your concept of justice is limited by your inability to accept the fact that the process of approval has been followed. While your appeal is within that process, if your appeal is predicated on height variances, you should be appealing all height variances. David Krasnoff Lewes Delmarva Power needs emergency hotline Attention to all customers of D.elmarva Power! What would you do if an emer- gency developed with your service? Just call the number and get the problem quickly resolved7 Don't bet on it? Do you know that Delmarva does NOT have a separate dedicated number for emergencies? I found this out the hard way when a dangerous, life-threat- ening situation developed with the elec- tric service for myself and several neigh- bors. When I called the emergency num- ber listed, I was put on hold furl3 min- utes. Why? Well, the daytime emergency number is the same as the daytime cus- tomer service number. Thus, all calls about bills, hook-up, service adjust- Continued on page 8 Write Now Letters are always welcome and should be signed and include a tele- phone number for verification Please keep letters to 500 words or less. Write to Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Volume 5 No. 21 Publisher Dennis Fomey Editor Trish Vernon News Editor Michael Short News Kerry Kester Rosanne Pack Jen Ellingsworth Janet Andrelczyk Photographer Angie Moon Sports Editor Dave Frederick Advertising Director Carol Mawyer Fehrenbach Advertising Cindy Roberts Nancy Stenger Joseph Mariann Wilcox Classified Sandy Barr Office Manager Kathy Emery Circulation Harry Stoner Production Staff Susan Porter Deidre Sudimak Chris Wildt Contributors: Tim Bamforth Susan Frederick Nancy Katz Geoff Vernon The Cape Gazette (USPS 010294) is published by Cape Gazette Limited every Friday at the Mid- way Shopping Center, Highway One, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Sec- ond class postage paid at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Address all correspondence to Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Telephone: (302) 645- 7700. FAX - 645-1664. E-mail: capegaz @ Subscriptions are avail- able at $25 per year in Sussex County; $40 else- where. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Cape Gazette, P.O. 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