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Briefly Sons of Italy to host Nov. 21 casino trip The Sons of Italy is sponsoring a day casino trip on Thursday, Nov. 21. The cost is $9 and in- cludes transportation and the in- ternational buffet. The bus leaves at 11 a.m. from Angola Estates Clubhouse and returns at 5 p.m. Seats are limited so early reserva- tions ar 9 suggested. For more in- formation or to reserve a seat, call Sam Chiaffa at 947-1002 or Dot Wood at 226-2961. All money is due before Nov. 21. NARFE to meet at Rusty Rudder Nov. 20 Sussex County chapter 1690 of the National Association of Re- tired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its next meet- ing Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m., Obituaries Continued from page 40 he also served on the board of db rectors of the North American In- dustrial Representatives Associa- tion. He was president of M. James Bezanson and Associates manufacturers' representative cor- poration. This agency has been the recipient of many awards and has earned recognition for its achieve- ments. He formerly-owned an in- surance agency in Delaware. He had many hobbies, and was an avid reader. He enjoyed golfing and was most at home on the wa- ter and in the air. He was a great fisherman and boater and often entertained friends at his homes on Lake Norman and Surfside Beach. In. recent years he discov- ered the joy of diving in {he Ba- hamas and became a licensed PA- D! diver. He also had a love of fly- ing and was a licensed pilot, flight instructor and past owner of Goose Creek Aviation in Indian Trail, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Pa- tricia Twasko Bezanson; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey J.ames and Jennifer Bezanson of Mooresville;  a daughter, Shelly Bezanson Carrig o-f Columbia, S.C.; four grandchildren, Sydney and Zoey Bezanson of Mooresville and Ashley and Jack Carrig of Columbia; a sister and brother-in-law, Leigh Bezanson Hill and Edward V. Hill of Lewes; a niece, Kirsten Hill Anderson of Hockessin; and a nephew, Christopher Hill of New York City. Services were held at St. Therese Catholic Church, with en- tombment in Iredell Memorial Mausoleum. Contributions are suggested to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, P.O. Box 161150, Austin, TX 78716-1150. with lunch served at noon. The speaker will be a representative from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. All members and guests are welcome. For more information or reser- vations, call Helene Hershey prior to Nov. 15. Seaford to host Delaware authors' book signing The Seaford Historical Society will present a book signing party, Delaware in Print, from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Gov. Ross Mansion in Seaford. Twelve well-known authors, most from Delaware, will auto- graph copies of their books, most of which are about the First State. Refreshments will be served and the gift shop will be open. Guests may also tour the first floor of the completely furnished 10-room pre-Civil War mansion. For more information, contact Jane Watson at 629-4059. Sussex YMCA to hold citrus sale The Sussex Family YMCA will hold its annual citrus sale and cus- tomers can choose from a wide variety of fruits including or- anges, grapefruit, apples, pears, tangerines and tangelos. A range of sizes and combinations is avail- able. The fruit will arrive on or around Dec. 13. The deadline" to order is Nov. 25. To place an order, call the YMCA at 227-8018. All proceeds benefit youth sports programming at the Sussex Family YMCA. Seaford teacher to visit Japan on Fullbright grant Lori Ott of Seaford will depart for Tokyo, Japan as a participant in the Fullbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. Ott was select- ed from a national pool of more than 2,100 applicants by a panel of educators to earn this honor.. The 200 educators will begin their visit in Tokyo and will travel in groups of 20 to prefectures out- side the city: .Ott is a teacher at Selbyville Middle School. Local man in By Wayne Howlett Flying is a vision mankind has had since the beginning of time. For nearly 100 years, people have reaped the benefits of air travel. It is essential to today's way of life. In a perfect world, airplanes would only be used for the better- ment of civilization. Unfortunately, beginning with World War I, planes and other air- craft have been used in combat. In a world that uses these devices for devastation, the U.S. Navy has found a mission: to protect free- dom, whether it be by sea or air, with the latest technology in air- craft aviation. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan D. Jones is a crew member aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. As the 36-year-old son of Reesena Jones of Dagsboro, he is currently deployed overseas par- ticipating in Operation Enduring Freedom. As an aviation electri- cian, Jones maintains electrical systems. It is not an easy task for Jones and his 5,000 shipmates to operate and maintaina combat-ready naval vessel weighing more than 95,000 tons. As a member of the air depart- ment, Jones works on the flight deck. Stennis' 70-plus aircraft operate from the 257-foot wide, 1092-foot long deck. Aircraft such as the F/A- 18 Hor- net and SH-60 Seahawk are two of the many types of aircraft aboard Stennis that keep the Navy onthe cutting edge of military aviation. Working with these new devices and technologies can mean long and rigorous hours of flight opera- tions. Even with a crew of more than 2,000 sailors devoted to launching and recovering aircraft, 16 to 18- hour shifts are the norm. Being ready to deploy on a mo- ment's notice means that sailors. may not be able to see family and friends as often as they would like. Jones was not able to spend the CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002.41 Operation Enduring Freedom holidays with his family; instead venng spirit. They know the im- he was on his way overseas two months ahead of schedule. "The most challenging aspect of being deployed is being away from family and friends," said Jones, a 1993 graduate of Indian River High School. Commissioned in 1995, Stennis was named after former Sen. John C. Stennis, who served in Co'n- gress from 1947 to 1988 with.an unwavering dedication to duty. As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1969 to 1980, Sen. Stennis consis- tently supported a strong U.S. military and gained the honorary title of "father of America's mod- em navy." Just like the ship's namesake, sailors aboard Stennis continue to serve their country with an unwa- portance of defending America's shores. "We deploy Navy ships over- seas to ensure freedom will ring forever," said Jones, a 17-year Navy veteran. Along with the many demands of Navy life, there are many bene- fits and rewards "I get to fix components that make planes fly. I really enjoy knowing I have a direct influence on the readiness of Navy aircraft," Jones said. For more than 200 years, the Navy has been on the forefront of America's defense, helping to protect freedom. With sailors like Jones, the Navy is looking to the skies for the future, with new ad- vancements in training and tech- nology. BEACH CUTS 226-7622 Haircuts Perms Coloring Waxing TONY JOSEPH MON. & TUES 1-6 P.M. WED.-SAT. 10-4 P.M. 214 Rehoboth Avenue, Across from Fire House Dr. James McHale, Chiropractor Now Accepting New Patients McHale Chiropractic has opened in Red Mill Center 467 Highway One Lewes, DE 19958 Suites 106-108 Hours: Monday - Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 12 pm and 4 prn - 6 pm 302-645-1120 or302-645-8084