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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 Route 1 Weekly Accident Update Voshell elected to legislative .post Sen. Robert Voshell (D-Mil- ford) majority leader of the Delaware State Senate, was re- cently elected to serve as an at-large mem- ber of the ex- ecutive com- mittee of the Council of State Govern- ments' East- ern Regional Conference. VOSHELL Elected to the post at the group's 1997 annual meeting in Portland, Maine, Voshell will begin the one-year term on Dec..1, joining other se- nior elected and appointed state officials representing the 10 northeastern states from Maine to Delaware, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Cana- dian province of Quebec. The Council of State Govern- ments' Eastern Regional Confer- ence was established in 1933 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan state ser- vices organization that works with all state leaders in all branches of government. It serves as a forum for new ideas, promotes innova- tions transfer, advocates multi- state problem solving, and pro- vides leadership training and tech- nical assistance. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in the northeast re- gion," said Voshell. "Service on the executive committee will pro- vide a unique opportunity for me to network on behalf of Delaware and my own 18th senate district as I get to know and work with peo- ple in similar positions around the region," he said. Wife sentenced to 55 years in husband's death Carolann Pollard, 40, was sen- tenced last week to 55 years in prison in the shooting death of her husband, James Pollard III, out- side their Federalsburg, Md., home in the early morning hours of July 22, 1996. Pollard had been poisoning her husband's food for eight months prior to the shooting. The two were "married less than a year. Pollard said her husband beat her and she shot him in self- defense, an argument rejected by State's Attorney Christian Jensen, who said Pollard was motivated by greed. Pollard was sentenced by Caroline County Circuit Court Judge J. Owen Wise to 30 years for second-degree murder, 20 years for poisoning and five years for reckless endangerment with a handgun. James Pollard had been an employee of Confidential Ser- vices in Lewes. Acres fence appeal withdrawn from court Henlopen Acres resident Diane S. Thompson has withdrawn an appeal she filed with the Delaware Supreme Court this past summer in regard to a Delaware Court Of Chancery decision. In an order dated August 1, 1997, Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Myron Steele deemed that the entire length of a six-foot-high chain link fence along "Holly Walk" bridle path remain intact. Erected in October of 1993, the fence spans approximately 950 feet along the path, running from the cemetery on Henlopen Av- enue to roughly 121 Henlopen Avenue. Via attorney Eric Howard, Thompson filed an ap- peal with the Supreme Court on Thursday, Aug. 28. The document, which states Thompson's dismissal of the ap- have dealt with similar experi- ences. There will be an update on the Collins Street rental property that has drawn attention for conditions that some neighbors consider nui- sances or safety issues. Milton re- cently hired a building code in- spector who will review the situa- tion next month. The county has promised to schedule a joint inspection with the town's inspector; county offi- cials will include representatives of the Sussex County Fire Mar- shal's Office and the Office of Public Safety. Pep Up robbed Monday night The Pep Up convenience store and gas station near the intersec- FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 20 TO OCTOBER 26, 1997 LOCATION Rt. 1 and Sussex 88, north of Lewes SK Coun New Castle County ] 24 16 32 ] Of the 72 people arrested for DUI, 24 were involved in accidents. peal, was filed with the court on Thursday, Oct. 23, by Howard. Lewes man arrested for drug possession .a 21-year-old Lewes man, George Mouzakitis, was arrested and charged with several drug-re- lated offenses on Saturday, Oct. 25, after he was reported as be- having in a suspicious manner in Dutch Acres development near Five Points. When a Delaware State Police trooper responded to the suspicious person report at ap- proximately 10 a.m., Mouzakitis appeared to be under the influence of a substance. When the officer questioned and searched him, he was found to be in possession of 7.5 grams of cocaine worth $750, 1.5 grams of heroin worth $750 and two syringes. After the search, Mouzakitis, a resident of Spruce Street in Sandy Brae, fled into near-by woods where he was captured a short time later. He was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possessing heroin and possessing hypodermic needles. He was also charged on an outstanding warrant for unau- thorized use of a motor vehicle. Milton council meets Nov. 3 The Milton Town Council meets Monday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. in the library. The agenda includes a pubic hearing set for 8 p.m. for discussion of the availability of Community Development Block Grant funding for water main work on Broad Street. Represent- ing the Sussex County Develop- ment Office, William Lecates will explain what funds Milton may seek for the project. The town has funds to resurface the street and upgrade curbs and sidewalks; however, town offi- ci'als want to hold up on surface work until they can combine it with the water main project under the street. The agenda will also include a report from the town committee that is investigating alternative routes for trucks that pass through the center of town on their way to another community. The commit- tee has conducted meetings and Communicated with the Delaware Department of Transportation and officials of other communities that tion of routes 1 and 24 near Re- hoboth Beach was robbed at gun point Monday, Oct. 27, at approx- imately 9 p.m. Two suspects, one of them armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. Delaware State Police reported that the clerk surrendered an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspects fled through the rear door. The clerk described the suspects as two black males dressed in all dark clothing and wearing masks over their faces. Anyone having information on the robbery is asked to call DSP Troop 4, 856-5850 or Crimestop- pers, 1-800-TIP-3333. Rehoboth Kmart robbed by gumnan The Rehoboth Beach Kmart was robbed on Oct. 25 by a masked gunman who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Delaware State Police. Police Spokesman Lt. Rick Chamberlin said the gunman en- tered the Kmart, located on Route 1 one mile north of Rehoboth Beach, at approximately 8:35 p.m. and demanded cash. He fled out the front door on foot in a south- bound direction, according to Chamberlin. He is described as a male, 6' with a thin build who was dressed in white gloves, dark pants, a ma- roon jacket or shirt and a Hal- loween mask. The mask was white and had floppy ears and a long nose. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call state po- lice at 856-5480 or 1-800-TIP- 3333. Cape Board sets special session Nov. 20 The Cape Henlopen School Board has set a special meeting for Saturday, Nov. 20, at Cape Henlopen State Park. The board set the meeting to discuss a vari- ety of options discussed at a Sep- tember board meeting, many of which were related to staffing and funding. speech therapists, a full-time ath- letic director and other possible subjects raised at the September meeting. Cape seniors ask for off-campus lunch Several Cape Henlopen High School seniors asked the Cape School Board on Oct. 23 for per- mission to have lunch off-campus. The seniors, who earned praise from board members for their poise, asked for permission for se- niors to drive off-campus to eat. Such senior privileges would only be extended to students who are passing every subject. High school principal Ron Burrows said benefits of the program are that it would give students an in- centive to maintain high grades, ,encourage responsibility and re- duce overcrowded lunch periods at the high school. Burrows suggested trying the idea on a trial basis to see how well it works. The board made no decision on Thursday. It will be considered again at the November meeting. Milton takes over code enforcement County Administrator Bob Stickels said that effective Mon- day, Oct. 20, the town of Milton has taken back the responsibility of building code enforcement. The Sussex County Council had authorized the Sussex County Building Code Department to pro- vide services to the town of Mil- ton until they hired a new building inspector. Mayor Jack Bushey has in- formed Stickels that the new in- spector has been hired and they are ready to resume the responsi- bilities again. County surplus furniture up for auction Nov. 1 Wilson's Auction will conduct two auctions, the first on Satur- The meeting, which is set for 7 day, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at Wilson's p.m, will include a discussion of Auction Sales on Route 113, Lin- counselorsr alternative schools, coln: Approximately 60 office desks, 85 office chairs, seven tables, six typewriter stands, four bookcases and six computer stands will be for sale. The items are all surplus county furniture. Terms will be cash, approved check with current letter of credit from a bank or certified funds. All merchandise is sold as is with no warranty. A second sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m., at the same location. Inspection of the furniture for the sales will be Friday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 6 p.m. Hazardous materials team in operation The 16 members comprising the Sussex County EMS Hazardous Materials Medical Response Team (HazMed Team) were offi- cially placed in service Oct. 24. HazMed's primary job is to re- duce the effects of a person's ex- posure to a hazardous material through a process called deconta- mination. Each member of the group com- pleted a minimum of 40 hours of hazardous materials training from the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as a two-week course at the National Fire Acade- my, which focused on chemistry, toxicology and hazardous materi- als research methods. To remain active, team mem- bers must attend bimonthly drills and continuing education pro- grams. The team members includeTim Arnett, Tim Cooper, Holly Cox, Andy Fitzkee, John Kinsley, Lin Martin, Bill Matthews, Larry Rock, John Schmitt and Ted Win- neberger. Mark Stover serves as the team captain; logistical support is pro- vided by Frank Shade and Brian S!atterly. Administrative staff members are Sean Gilligan, operations manager; Robert Ross, team ad- ministrative coordinator;: and George Torbert, director: DATE TYPE 10/20/97 #2 10/25/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #2 10/25/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #4 10/26/97 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, west of Rehoboth #4