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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 - 45 The Big 10 Inch rig fires a shot during World Championship Punkin Chunkin. Big 10 Inch placed second in the air cannon class with its hurl of 3,816 feet. A punkin chunkin without pirates is like, well, a punkin chunkin without pirates. Shown aboard their mighty vessel are (l-r) Charlie Gouert, Jim Barbour, Beth Broadhurst, Bill Talbert, Steve Kreitzer, Elizabeth Gouert, Trevor Gouert, Mary Kay, R.C. Barnard, Terry Townsend and Jim Broad- hurst. Thank heaven for little gourds...that's what Julia Reed, 18 months, of Milton, had to say about this year's competitors. Abigal Boettiger of Selbyville takes in the sights and sounds of the event from behind the fence. Punkin chunkin attracts thousands to the Cape Re- gion in search of the flying orange orbs. Ross Thompson of the Punkinator dedicated his chunk to his Uncle Butch of North Caroli- na, whose wife, Valorie, recently passed away. Dan Cook photos The Determinator team takes a break from chunkin. Shown (l-r) are Jesse Moore, Brian Harpster, Larry Mc- Groughlin and Bill Cheney. The team was an official class winner with its chunk of 1,087 feet. Joe "Wolfman" Thomas, right, is interviewed by Bryan Callen of the Discovery Channel for a show to be aired on the network March 28. Walt Palmer of Mugs & Stitches in Lewes was on the scene, selling hats em- blazened with thge event's logo.