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Rehoboth Beach city offices dosed Nov. 11 The City of Rehoboth Beach Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in obser- vance of Veterans Day. Refuse will not be picked up that day. The city will pick up refuse for the entire town on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Listening Post advocate requests accountability Bob Scala, who was instrumen- tal in convincing the Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners to hold a Listening Post for a half hour before each monthly work- shop, came back at the Oct. 28 session to ask that the board keep a list of topics broached to im- prove accountabifity. "It would be useful to list topics raised and the action taken or feedback so that the loop can be closed," Scala told them. Commissioner Jack Hyde sug- gested that if one or two members of the board wish to take a matter further, it would be up to them to keep the ball rolling by requesting it be placed on a future meeting agenda. But Commissioner Bitsy Coobran noted she often wonders what happens to some of the top- ics discussed. Commissioner Kenny Vincent told fellow board members he would like to have a list compiled of the people who spoke each month, giving them a better op- portunity to follow up, and asked the matter be placed on the Nov. 8 meeting for consideration. Rehoboth board to hold regular meeting Nov. 8 The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold its regu- lar monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Fri- day, Nov. 8 in the Commissioners Room. The agenda includes the usual committee and city manager's re- ports, along with those from the building inspector's office and the police department. While the board had expected to revisit proposed revisions to the residential parking permit system at this meeting, the disucssion has been postponed until the Dec,. 2 workshop. The Parking Advisory Commit- tee met with City Solicitor Walt Clarifications The Pace Electric Grand Open- ing photo which appeared on page 48 of the Friday, Nov. 1 edition in- correctly identified several indi- viduals. The names of Lewes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Betsy Reamer and Lewes Chamber of Commerce President Trennick Elliott were reversed. In addition, Chamber of Commerce For Greater Milford's Executive Director Steve Twilley - who was identified in the caption - was not present at the event. Speakman on Nov. 5 to discussion refinements in the wording of their proposal. At the meeting, the committee decided to take back its recom- mendation to issue four transfer- able permits to each improved property, as overkill. Rather, they will suggest the issuing of two transferable permits to each im- proved property and honor addi- tional requests for one transfer- able permit for every vehicle reg- istered to an owner of the proper- ty. This past summer, property owners received two nontransfer- ables and a transferable for each registered vehicle. They will continue to seek the reduction of the daily rate on Fri- days from $8 to $2 and two trans- ferable permits for merchants within town unless they arrive at a satisfactory solution to employee parking problems. In that case, they would revert to issuing only one permit per merchant. The committee will set up a meeting with state DART officials to dis- cuss the possibility of employee parking at the park and ride lot outside of town. The board is also expected to re- visit the proposed revisions to the residential parking permit system which are still being fine tuned by the Parking Advisory Committee. On Nov. 5 the committee met with City Solicitor Walt Speakman to iron out definitions and other wording to the plan brought be- fore the board at the Oct. 28 work- shop. Revisions are expected to be adopted before the end of the calendar year for the 1997 season. Also on the agenda is a pro- posed revision to the zoning code offered by the Rehoboth Planning Commission which would allot at least 40 percent of a residential lot to natural materials and prevent new structures from omitting ground floor areas on pilings with a height over four feet as part of the entire square footage. Follow Strauss's example and contribute to YMCA It was a red letter day when Dr. Andrejs Strauss joined the Sussex Family YMCA earlier this year. Failing to find one of his favorite workout ma- chines in the fitness center (which he deemed to be outstanding), he promptly donated the new Versa- STRAUSS Climber to the facility for all to use. For more than a century, the Y' has stood for the betterment of body, mind and spirit which are principals embraced by Strauss, who heads up the radiology de- partment at Beebe Medical Cen- ter. As part of his desire to help the community and the Y', he has reached out to the medical profes- sionals on the Y's behalf to sup- port the annual Contributing Cam- palgn. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 8 - November 14, 1996 -3 Without public support, the Y' would not be able to assist the many children, families and elder citizens in need of their services. The public is invited to join Strauss and the many others who have made generous donations to the local branch. Every contribu- tion at every level is appreciated. A Century Club level gift guar- antees a seat at the annual Centmy Club Dinner, slated for Thursday, Nov. 14 at Rehoboth Beach Coun- try Club. For more information call the Sussex Family YMCA at 227-8018. Rehoboth Planners to meet Nov. 12 The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission has postponed its regular monthly meeting until Tuesday, Nov. 12 as city offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. I I in observance of Veterans Day. New business includes a discus- sion of a proposed budget for the commission and the proposed re- visions to ordinances which are to be discussed at the Rehoboth Commissioners' meeting Nov. 8. Other business includes an up- date on the emergency prepared- ness procedure followed by the city, as proposed by Planner Bob Scala; a review of the various or- dinances proposed to the board and a discussion of ordinance re- visions submitted by Planner Alan Garey, such as those governing sidewalk cleanliness and store- front appearance. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Room. Rehoboth cable TV group to meet Nov. 22 The Cable TV Committee for the City of Rehoboth Beach will meet at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22 in the Commissioners Room. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the present ComCast Cable agreement and the process of renewal. Commissioners Betty Ann Kane has been appointed as the new chairman of the commit- tee. The public is invited to attend. Delaware hires new associate superintendent Steven Adamowski, Ph.D., of St. Louis, Mo. has accepted the position of associate superinten- dent for the Curriculum Standards and Implementation branch at the Department of Public Instruction. He will report directly to the state superintendent and will be respon- sible for the direction and overall management of the department's standards development and de- ployment efforts. He will begin work Jan. 1, 1997. He will work with Delaware's school districts to help them align their curriculum with the state's standards and support the imple- mentation of improved instruc- tional practices. "Delaware has set an example for the nation in the quality of its content standards and the process used for their de- velopment," said Adamowski. "I look forward to working with the Dqmnhl Forney photo Good fishing aids community groups The excellent striper and tautog fishing of the fall has been attracting record numbers of beaters to Lewes for the past few weekends. The public launching ramp parking area fills up quickly. Then, due to the diligence and eommunity-mind- edness of Gilbert Holt and his son, Gfl Jr., Lewes Little League and Lewce rteai Society begin making money. The Holts post themselves at the Little League field and col- lect $10 per beat and trailer for a day's worth of parking around the field and in the parking lot of the Lightskip Over- fails. On Saturday, Oct. 26, beaters fiIled the available spaces at the Little League park and in the process paid out a total of $640 to be split between the two organizations. "We give our time because this helps the organizations," said Gil Jr., shown here on the tailgate of his rolling toll booth. "Not all people like paying $10 for a space in here when the free lot is full," he said. "Just a little while ago a guy came in here and thought he was above paying the $10. So he went up to Third Street and parked his truck and trailer there. Then Ed Sabo of Lewes Police Department went up and put a $50 ticket on his windshield. Lewes doesn't allow parking of beats and trailers on streets of residential areas, w Over the course of the spring, summer and fall, the Holts collect lots of money to help organizations they care for. state's 19 school districts to en- sure that the next critical step, the implementation of standards-dri- ven curriculum and instruction is as successful as the first." Adamowski served as deputy director of the Modern Red Schoolhouse Project, a cutting- edge school reform design, spon- sored by the New American Schools Corporation and devel- oped by the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis, Ind. The Modern Red Schoolhouse is designed to sist schools in systematic re- structuring through the develop- ment of standards-driven curricu- lum and assessment. Adamowski is a former teacher, principal and superintendent. He has a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southern Connecticut State Col- lege; a master of arts degree in ed- ucation from Trinity College; cer- tificate of advanced study in ad- ministration, planning and social policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education; and a doc- torate of philosophy in education administration from St. Louis University. TRIAD seminar set at senior center Nov. 15 A TRIAD seminar, which ad- dresses the issue of fraud and scares as they pertain to older peo- ple, is scheduled at the Cape Hen- lopen Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Victimiza- tion through frauds and scares, however, is not limited to the el- derly. Anyone - of any age, race, gender or economic class - can be- come a victim. Speakers at the seminar will identify common seams and strategies to reduce risk of becoming a victim. The ex- perts who will highlight the issues include Cpl. Lewis Briggs, Delaware State Police; Judy Smith, Victim Services; and Ed Hazewski, Attorney General's of- rice. The public is invited to at- tend. Biden, police unveil bullet, firearm tool Sen. Joe Biden announced Wednesday, Oct. 30 that Delaware is one of 20 sites in 12 states nationwide to receive a computerized, digitized weapon and bullet identification system linking Delaware police with the national firearms tracing center operated by the Bureau of Alco- hol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). "It's called CEASF.FIRE; and it's designed to do just that," said Biden. "It will help police cease the gunfire in Wilmington and throughout Delaware." 'Think of it as fingerprinting for bullets, cartridge casings and fu'earms," Biden said. 'The barrel of a weapon leaves distinct mark- ings on a bullet, like fingerprints. Different types of guns leave dis- tinct markings on cartridge cases, also like fingerprints. Firearms examiners are able to identify if bullets and cartridge cases are fn'ed from the same gun." Biden said that before the auto- mated system was developed, gleaning such information could take up to months, but with CEASEFIRE, making the identifi- cation takes only minutes. "Police Continued on page 4