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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Continued from page 3 Comer of the intersection of Route 9 and Minos Conaway Road. Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment to meet The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment will hear an appeal of the decision of the building in- spector and/or a request for a vari- ance concerning the construction of a masonry landscaping box at 112 State Road. The hearing will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, and the request comes from the owner of the property, Frank S. Bruffy Jr. The building inspector has de- termined the masonry box is actu- ally a wall that has been built within the front year setback. Leaf burning is prohibited smte,de The Department of Natural Re- sources and Environmental Con- trol (DNREC) is reminding Delaware residents that burning leaves is prohibited statewide. This prohibition exists to lower people's exposure to toxic and cancer-causing chemicals. Leaf burning produces a considerable amount of airborne particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and at least seven carcinogens, One of the most notorious carcinogens produced from leaf burning is benz[a]pyrene, a polyaromatic hydrocarbon. This carcinogen, believed to be a major factor in lung cancer caused by cigarette smoke, is present in secondhand Smoke from cigarettes and leaf burning. Composting is one of the best alternatives to disposing of leaves. One may compost leaves with yard trimmings and certain food scraps. When properly composted, these wastes can be turned into natural soil additives for use on lawns and gardens, and as potting soil for house plants, Finished compost can improve soil texture, increase the abilffy of the soil. to absorb air and water, suppress weed growth, decrease erosion Late obituaries Clarifications The Cape Gazette Voters Guide, published Nov. 1, incor- rectly stated Dr. Ritchie Shoe- maker, someone who endorsed Bill Winlder as candidate for the 20th Senate District, is affiliated with the Yurko Project. Also, Peg Baunchalk was misidentified as mayor of Fenwick Island both in the guide and the story. Baun- chalk is president of Fenwick Town Council. A Nov. 1 pre-election story on the sheriff's race should have read Sheriff Bob Reed, elected in 1998,inherited flashing light bars on his cruisers and was ordered by county Council and the attor- ney general to remove them. Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 and reduce the need to apply com- mercial additives. Leaves can also be disposed of at a licensed land- fill. Maj. William Hill, chief of DNREC's Enforcement Section, warns that environmental protec- tion officers will be on the lookout for violators and will be citing those performing illegal open burning activities. Penalties in Magistrate Court, for conviction of violation of open burning regulations range from $50 to $500 in fines, plus a crimi- nal record for more serious viola- tors. Illegal burning can be reported by calling 800-622-8802. Cellu- lar phone users can call #DNR, toll-free. For additional information on open burning, contact the Air Quality Management Section, at 302-739-4791. Dewey to hold hearing on Mojo's Nov. 9 Dewey Beach Commissioners will hold a public heating at the Nov. 9 regular meeting to consid- er a request to grant Mojo's Restaurant LLC to obtain a beer and wine license, from the Delaware Alcohol Control Com- missioner. The property is located at Unit 102 2000 Highway One in Dewey Beach. Commissioner Courtney Rior- dan will call for approval of Bud- get and Finance Committee mem- bership and discuss a date for a public workshop. Riordan will al- so introduce the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee on Election Pro- cedures for discussion. Carol Everhart, executive direc- tor of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, will make a presentation on the resorts as a major tourist destina- tion. In old business, the commis- sioners will hear from the Voter Eligibility Committee and review Audit Committee findings. The NOv. 9 meeting begins at 9 a.m. at.the Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. Emergency volunteers get revolving fund Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed legislation creating a committee to set up a revolving fund for vol- unteer fire companies to use to buy emergency equipment. H.B. 190, sponsored by Rep. ShirleyPrice, D-Millville, creates aDelaware Council on Volunteer Fire Services to advise the secre- tary of the Department of Finance on how to finance and administer the fund. "The cost of fire and res- cue equipment is simply outstrip- ping a volunteer, fire company's ability to raise the funds to buy it," Price said. James Cubbage Jr. of Clayton, executive secretary of the Delaware .State Volunteer Fire- men's Association, said equip- ment costs range from $750,000 for a ladder truck to $300,000 for a fire engine to $150,000 for an ambulance. The association has been push- ing for the fund, which will allow companies to borrow money for equipment purchases at reduced interest rates. National Trust official to address Georgetown At the regular meeting of the Georgetown Town Council Wednesday, Nov, 13, Adrian Fine, an official from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will speak to council members about creating historic districts. Fine, who works out of the trust's Philadelphia office, has made many presentations throughout the Mid-Atlantic re- gion concerning the pros and cons of special zoning to protect his- toric areas. He will speak in Georgetown at the request of area preservationists who want the council to consider creating one or more historic districts in Georgetown, The pubfic invited to attendthe presentation. Drivers reminded to use headlights in fog The Delaware Office of High- way Safety is reminded motorists of important safetyprecautions for driving in low visibility weather. Delaware lawrequires mo- torists to drive with their head- lights on in fog, smoke, rain, when windshield Wipers are i n use or when people or other vehicles cannot clearly be seen 1,000 feet away. Motorists may also need to re- duce their speed when visibility is limited, perhaps even below the posted speed limit. Also, when fog causes school delays, school buses end up tray- Myrtle 'Mody' Hires, homemaker Myrtle "Mody" Hires, 73, of Lewes, died of heart failure at Harrison House Nursing Home in Georgetown Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002. Mrs. Hires was a homemaker. She is survix(ed by her husband, Richard P. Hires; two sons, Don- ald and Leland; two daughters, Sharon and Jamie; three sisters, Dianne, Shirley and Thelma Mac. Services will be at noon, Satur- day, Nov. 9, in the Long Neck chapel ofMelson Funeral Ser- vices, where friends may call after 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Harry Hughes will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Episcopal Ceme- tery, Pilottown Road, Lewes. Elizabeth Mae Parsons, retired seamstress Elizabeth Mac Parsons, 84, of Georgetown, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Parsons was a seamstress for Graves Manufac- FOR WEEK OF QCT. 27 - Nov. 3. 2002 DATE LOCATION TYPE 10/28/02 Rt, 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes 4 10/29/02 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes 4 10/29/02 Rt. 1 and Sussex 265, north of Lewes. 2 10/30/02 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268A, south of l.wes 9 10131102 Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Outlets 2 parking lot 3 11101102 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, west of Lewes 4 11102/02 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth 2 11102/02 Rt. 1 and Steele's Gun Shop parking lot 1 11/02/02 Rt. 1 and The Home Depot parking lot 3 11102/02 Rt. 1 andRt. 1A, west of Rehoboth 4 11/02/02 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, north of Rehoboth 4 11/02/02 Rt. 1 and Rehoboth Outlets 1 parking lot 3 11102/02 Rt. 1 and Sussex 258, north of Lewes 2 Route 1 accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 Numbers: first, total DUI arrests; second, total DUIs involved in crashes: * Troop 7 SusKx County Kent Couaty New Castle County z3, 4, o 3o, a, 1 15, 4 2 33, 14,0 Of the 63 people arrested for DUL 17 were involved in es. and 5 were involved in underage eonmamption. Troop 7 has responded to 3,S32 more complaints this year than dudng last year at this time, 33 of those were cases of dornes viokmee. i'm!'Qmfl'"Llz .H!.! m'i ''lm'=''' m mn''''),i'']l cling with motorists who are not ect in conjunction with Secretary used to encountering school bus of State Harriet Smith Windsor traffic, and the Delaware Commission on Veterans Affairs, which operates Carney joins WWII vets under her leadership. Carney will detail the project at on oral history project the Delaware Public Archives at 1 Lt. Gov. John C, Carney Jr., will p.m., Friday, Nov. 8. Veterans join several Delawareans who will also be available to com- served in WWII to announce the mentn on the project and the need start of an oral history project that for such an initiative. will preserve the memories and The Delaware Public Archives experiences of WWII veterans is located at 121 Duke of York St., from the First State. Dover, next to Legislative Hall. Carney is working on the proj- For details call 302-744-5059. turing in Milford. She also tion worker for Melvin L. Joseph worked for Bonanza in Millsboro Construction Co., Georgetown, and Delmar. She was a member for the past seven years before re- of Holloway Terrace Baptist tiring due to illness in March Church. She was preceded in 2001. Mr. Littleton was amember death by her husband, John R. of the Laurel Saddle Friends. Parsons, and a son, Clifford H. He is survived by his grandson, "Mickey" McFadden Jr. She is Zachary Lecates, and his daugh- survived by three daughters, Eliz- ter, Tabitha Truitt, both of Mills- abeth A. "Betty" Perkins of Thi- boro; his wife from whom he is bodaux, La., Nancy L. Weibling separated, Janet Littleton of Lau- of Rehoboth Beach and Lydia A. rel; his companion, Marilyn Lawson of Georgetown; a son, LaBee and her daughter, Kala James A. McFadden of Frederica; LaBee, both of Millsboro; his par- a sister, Lillian Dorothy Twilley ents, Ernest and Eleanor Litdeton of Bear; 13 grandchildren; and 10 of Millsboro; three brothers, great-grandchildren. Services will Ernest Littleton Jr. and Arthur Lit- be at 11:45 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, tleton, both of MiUsboro, and Ar- in Gracelawn Memorial Park lie Littleton of Laurel; four sis- Chapel, 2220 N. DuPont Pkwy., ters, Bonnie Hughes of Green- New Castle, where friends may wood, Barbara Jean Huffman of call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Georgetown and Evelyn Burkes Gracelawn Memorial Park, New of Long Neck and Mary Whaley Castle. of Millsboro. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Satur- Roger 'Charlie' Littleton, day, Nov. 9, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Graveside serv- construction worker ices will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Roger L. "Charlie" Littleton, Nov. 9, in St. George's Cemetery, 41, of Millsboro, died Sunday, Clarksville. Contributions are- Nov, 3, 2002, at home. suggested to the family for funeral Mr. Littleton was born in Sel- expenses through Watson Funeral byville and was in the Delaware Home, Charlie Littleton Account, Army National Guard in Seaford P.O. Box 125, Millsboro DE for 14 years. He was a construc- 19966.