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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 22, 2004 Continued from page 3 to 9 years of age. Because chil- dren under 9 years receive half the adult dose, this will vaccinate 3,000 children. Plans for distribu- tion of vaccine to these children will be announced as soon as they are complete. An addition 3,136 doses will be provided to patients of health-related groups, which have requested vaccine from DPH. DPH recommends that peo- ple in the high-risk categories take the following steps: Do not call or go to a nospital for flu vaccination. Hospitals are using their vaccine for their sick- est patients and to assure that they have a healthy staff to provide care. Call your private-physician to find out the likelihood and timing of receiving vaccine Veterans must be enrolled with the Veterans Administration to receive the vaccine through the U.S. Department of Veterans Af- fairs Medical Center in Elsmere. For more information, call 302- 633-5209. If you become sick with flu- like symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Your doctor can prescribe medicines that reduce the severity of flu if he or she knows within two days of the on- set of flu symptoms. People who have questions re- garding flu vaccinations should call DPH at 1-800-282-8672 be- tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Griffin receives international award The Hon. Patricia W alther Grif- fin, chief magistrate of the Justice of the Peace Court of Delaware, received the Person of the Year Award from the International As- sociation of Truancy and Dropout Prevention at its 94th annual meeting Nov. 2 in New Or- leans, La. Griffin was selected as this year's recipi- ent for her ef- forts in Delaware in establishing and expanding GRIFFIN the Justice of the Peace Court's Truancy Court program. It is the only statewide truancy court in the country and in the school year 2003-04, 88 per- cent of the prosecuted cases suc- Clarifications In the Nov. 12 edition of the Cape Gazette, a brief incorrectly said First State Appraisals would build a playground for West Side New Beginnings in West Re- hoboth. First State Appraisals' Steve White said the company only planned to donate some money to a playground building project, not build it. cessfully completed the Truancy Court program. Griffin has served as chief magistrate since 1993. Cup of Joe with Joe takes holiday break Due to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Cup of Joe with Joe meetings - held the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lighthouse Restaurant on Fisher- man's Wharf in Lewes - are being cancelled for November and De- cember. The Cup of Joe with Joe meetings offer constituents in the 37th Representative District a chance to discuss whatever is on their minds with Rep. Joe Booth. The coffee is free. The last Cup of Joe with Joe meeting for 2004 will take place from 9 and 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 at Smith's Family Restaurant, ll5 E. Market Street in Georgetown. The Georgetown meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. "Throughout my years in elect- ed office, I've never forgotten I'm a public official and I think it's important to give the people I work for a chance to see and speak with me one-on-one," Booth said. Booth noted that while the holi- days require the cancellation Of a .couple of meetings, the normal schedule of two meetings per month - one in Georgetown and one in Lewes - will resume in January. The next meeting at the Lighthouse Restaurant be held from I0 and 11 a.m., Jan. 27. Still, Sorenson re-elect- ed to Senate leadership Delaware Senate Republicans have elected caucus leadership for the 143rd General Assembly. Sen. John Still (R-Dover) was re-elect- ed Senate Minority Leader and Sen. Liane Sorenson (R- Hockessin/Newark) was re-elect- ed Senate Minority Whip. Still has been a member of the senate since 1988, where he has served on the Joint Finance Com- mittee and as national chair of the Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators. Sorenson was elected to the senate in 1994 after serving a term in the House of Representatives. She was elected to the leadership position of Minority Whip in 2000 and previously served on the Joint Finance Committee and as chair of the House Education Committee. Dog and cat clinic set near Lewes Nov. 20 The Historic Lewes Cat Society will hold a free rabies, distemper and microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at Kitty Clinic Comer, 19617 Plan- tations Road near the intersection with Postal Lane. The society will provide rabies shots for dogs and cats for $5 if neutered or spayed, and $7, if not. Distemper shots will also be available for cats only at $10. Microchipping identifica- tion is also available for cats and dogs at $25 per animal. Call Vi- vian Barry, 228-4881, for more information and directions. Citations issued for sealt belt violations In the past two months, officers from 15 state and local police agencies have issued 1,393 cita- tions to unbelted drivers and pas- sengers during the Office of High- way Safety's special seat belt en- forcement mobilization. Two hundred seventy one of those cita- tions have come in the last two weeks. The mobilization, which ran from Sept. 13th through Nov. 12, was aimed at sustaining Delaware's recently announced 82 percent seat belt use rate through a combination of enforce- ment and awareness efforts. "As we head toward the end of the year, and continue to see traf- fic fatalities increase, it is critical that everyone wears their seat belt every time they are in a vehicle," said Tricia Roberts, director of the Office of Highway Safety. In addition to the number of ci- tations issued for seat belt viola- tions, officers also issued 148 ci- tations to commercial truck driv- ers for violating federal seat belt use requirements and an addition- al 822 citations for other traffic vi- olations. Fifteen state and local law en- forcement agencies Conducted overtime patrols throughout the state looking for unbelted adults and children. The following law enforcement agencies were in- volved in the two month seat belt mobilization: Bethany Beach Police, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Delaware State Police, Dover Police, Elsmere Police, Felton Police, Greenwood Police, Harrington Police, Milton Police, New Castle City Police, New Castle County Police, Newark Po- lice, Newport Police, Rehoboth Beach Police and Wilmington Po- lice. DUI checkpoints reap 20 violators Delaware law enforcement offi- cers arrested 20 people for driving under the influence of alcohol Nov. 12-13, during the 20th week of the "Checkpoint Strikeforce" campaign; Participating agencies included the New Castle, Kent and Sussex County DUI task forces. The Sussex County DUI Task Force, at a Saturday night. Nov. 13, checkpoint in Seaford, arrested one person for Dui and apprehended one wanted person. The task force also arrested a per- son on a felony charge of carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Statewide, officers have arrested 399 individuals for DUI since the 2004 campaign began July 2. The effort is a multirstate en- forcement effort coordinated lo- cally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Vir- ginia, Pennsylvania and the Dis- trict Of Columbia are conducting weekly DUI checkpoints through Jan. 2, with the goal of at deter- ring drunk drivers and arresting offenders. House speaker reaches out to Democrats Speaker of the House Terry Spence welcomed newly elected Democratic House members to the Delaware House of Represen- tatives Nov. 8, and apologized for comments made on election night implying that the newly elected Democrats would not be given fair treatment by the House Re- publican majority. "I wish the new members very well and I look forward to work- ing with them in January when the next legislative session begins," Spence said. "The comments I made on election night were in no way meant to be offensive and are certainly not reflective of my longstanding tradition of working in a bipartisan fashion." Fort Miles added to Historic Places Register Delaware State Historic Preser- vation Officer Daniel R. Griffith announced recently that Fort Miles, a nationally important World War II era military installa - Willie James Baptist church member Willie James Mitchell, 95, of Milton, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Mitchell spent his life in Georgia until failing health brought him to live in Delaware with his daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Willie Edwards of Milton, who became his care- givers. He worked for a number of years at Weeks Textile Plant in Quitman, Ga., before retiring, and was a member of Friendship Bap- tist Church. He is survived by three daugh- ters and two sons-in-law, Jean Bass of Trenton, N.J., and Bernice and Willie Edwards and Hattie and Berry Bull, all of Milton; two sons and two daughters-in-law, the Rev. Marion and Velvie Mitchell of Columbia, M0., and Thomas and Mymie Mitchell of Morrisville, Pa.; 16 grandchil- dren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Services will.be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, in Friendship Baptist Church, West 4th St., Lewes, where friends may call at 9 a.m. The Rev. George Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Milford. Marie T. Lee, daycare worker Marie T. Lee, 71, of New Cas- tle, passed away at home Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. Lee had worked at a local day- care an most recently at Win- terthur Museum. She was a long- time member of Our Lady of Fati- ma Church. She was an avid read- er, loved spending time withher grandchildren and was very ac- don that is now part of Cape Hen- lopen State Park, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September. Fort Miles was built at the mouth of the Delaware River to house the most advanced fortifi- cations and armament available at the time to protect the Delaware River. It was the hub of military activ- ity along the river and nearby At- lantic coastline. Today Fort Miles is under the care of the Parks and Recreation Division of the Delaware Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control. Efforts are underway to restore a bunker and its associated en- campment, as well as to bring in armament to display what fort life was like during World War H. The National Register of His- toric Places program of the Na, tional Park Service documents and recognizes the places impor- tant in the history of this country from the local, state and national perspectives and are worthy of preservation. complished in needlework. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Lee, who passed away in 1998. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Walter M. Lee, Jr.; her sons, Walter M. Lee ili, of Newark and Kenneth Lee of New Castle; her brother, Joe Kipp and his wife, Barbara, of Lewes; and her grandchildren, Marie, Garrison, April and Samantha. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Our Lady Fatima of Church, DuP.ont Highway, Wilm- ington Manor, on Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. Friends may call begin- ning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Gracelwawn Memorial Park. To send condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com or call 302- 999-8277. Orville A. McCray, retired distributor Orville A. McCray, 61, of Georgetown, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. McCray was born in Frankford, son of the late Guy Townsend Hall and Lena Ellen McCray. He had worked in distribution for Perdue, Inc., in Georgetown for the past 51 years, retiring Aug. 31, 1004. McCray was loved by all who knew him and will be loved and missed forever. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Caroline Rae Adams Mc- Cray; a son, Othello Ray McCray, of Georgetown; a brother, Richard McCray, of Lewes; and two Sis- ters, Dorothy Marie Hooper, of Millsboro, and Joyce McCray of Frankford. Services will be 1 p.m., Satur- day, Nov. 20, in Watson Funeral home, 211 Washington St., Mills- boro, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Zoar Golden Acres Cemetery, Bishopville. -- imlrr " - ' r ---r- -r-,llm  r ,,, 4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 19 - Nov. 22, 2004 Continued from page 3 to 9 years of age. Because chil- dren under 9 years receive half the adult dose, this will vaccinate 3,000 children. Plans for distribu- tion of vaccine to these children will be announced as soon as they are complete. An addition 3,136 doses will be provided to patients of health-related groups, which have requested vaccine from DPH. DPH recommends that peo- ple in the high-risk categories take the following steps: Do not call or go to a nospital for flu vaccination. Hospitals are using their vaccine for their sick- est patients and to assure that they have a healthy staff to provide care. Call your private-physician to find out the likelihood and timing of receiving vaccine Veterans must be enrolled with the Veterans Administration to receive the vaccine through the U.S. Department of Veterans Af- fairs Medical Center in Elsmere. For more information, call 302- 633-5209. If you become sick with flu- like symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Your doctor can prescribe medicines that reduce the severity of flu if he or she knows within two days of the on- set of flu symptoms. People who have questions re- garding flu vaccinations should call DPH at 1-800-282-8672 be- tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Griffin receives international award The Hon. Patricia W alther Grif- fin, chief magistrate of the Justice of the Peace Court of Delaware, received the Person of the Year Award from the International As- sociation of Truancy and Dropout Prevention at its 94th annual meeting Nov. 2 in New Or- leans, La. Griffin was selected as this year's recipi- ent for her ef- forts in Delaware in establishing and expanding GRIFFIN the Justice of the Peace Court's Truancy Court program. It is the only statewide truancy court in the country and in the school year 2003-04, 88 per- cent of the prosecuted cases suc- Clarifications In the Nov. 12 edition of the Cape Gazette, a brief incorrectly said First State Appraisals would build a playground for West Side New Beginnings in West Re- hoboth. First State Appraisals' Steve White said the company only planned to donate some money to a playground building project, not build it. cessfully completed the Truancy Court program. Griffin has served as chief magistrate since 1993. Cup of Joe with Joe takes holiday break Due to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Cup of Joe with Joe meetings - held the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lighthouse Restaurant on Fisher- man's Wharf in Lewes - are being cancelled for November and De- cember. The Cup of Joe with Joe meetings offer constituents in the 37th Representative District a chance to discuss whatever is on their minds with Rep. Joe Booth. The coffee is free. The last Cup of Joe with Joe meeting for 2004 will take place from 9 and 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 at Smith's Family Restaurant, ll5 E. Market Street in Georgetown. The Georgetown meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. "Throughout my years in elect- ed office, I've never forgotten I'm a public official and I think it's important to give the people I work for a chance to see and speak with me one-on-one," Booth said. Booth noted that while the holi- days require the cancellation Of a .couple of meetings, the normal schedule of two meetings per month - one in Georgetown and one in Lewes - will resume in January. The next meeting at the Lighthouse Restaurant be held from I0 and 11 a.m., Jan. 27. Still, Sorenson re-elect- ed to Senate leadership Delaware Senate Republicans have elected caucus leadership for the 143rd General Assembly. Sen. John Still (R-Dover) was re-elect- ed Senate Minority Leader and Sen. Liane Sorenson (R- Hockessin/Newark) was re-elect- ed Senate Minority Whip. Still has been a member of the senate since 1988, where he has served on the Joint Finance Com- mittee and as national chair of the Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators. Sorenson was elected to the senate in 1994 after serving a term in the House of Representatives. She was elected to the leadership position of Minority Whip in 2000 and previously served on the Joint Finance Committee and as chair of the House Education Committee. Dog and cat clinic set near Lewes Nov. 20 The Historic Lewes Cat Society will hold a free rabies, distemper and microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at Kitty Clinic Comer, 19617 Plan- tations Road near the intersection with Postal Lane. The society will provide rabies shots for dogs and cats for $5 if neutered or spayed, and $7, if not. Distemper shots will also be available for cats only at $10. Microchipping identifica- tion is also available for cats and dogs at $25 per animal. Call Vi- vian Barry, 228-4881, for more information and directions. Citations issued for sealt belt violations In the past two months, officers from 15 state and local police agencies have issued 1,393 cita- tions to unbelted drivers and pas- sengers during the Office of High- way Safety's special seat belt en- forcement mobilization. Two hundred seventy one of those cita- tions have come in the last two weeks. The mobilization, which ran from Sept. 13th through Nov. 12, was aimed at sustaining Delaware's recently announced 82 percent seat belt use rate through a combination of enforce- ment and awareness efforts. "As we head toward the end of the year, and continue to see traf- fic fatalities increase, it is critical that everyone wears their seat belt every time they are in a vehicle," said Tricia Roberts, director of the Office of Highway Safety. In addition to the number of ci- tations issued for seat belt viola- tions, officers also issued 148 ci- tations to commercial truck driv- ers for violating federal seat belt use requirements and an addition- al 822 citations for other traffic vi- olations. Fifteen state and local law en- forcement agencies Conducted overtime patrols throughout the state looking for unbelted adults and children. The following law enforcement agencies were in- volved in the two month seat belt mobilization: Bethany Beach Police, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Delaware State Police, Dover Police, Elsmere Police, Felton Police, Greenwood Police, Harrington Police, Milton Police, New Castle City Police, New Castle County Police, Newark Po- lice, Newport Police, Rehoboth Beach Police and Wilmington Po- lice. DUI checkpoints reap 20 violators Delaware law enforcement offi- cers arrested 20 people for driving under the influence of alcohol Nov. 12-13, during the 20th week of the "Checkpoint Strikeforce" campaign; Participating agencies included the New Castle, Kent and Sussex County DUI task forces. The Sussex County DUI Task Force, at a Saturday night. Nov. 13, checkpoint in Seaford, arrested one person for Dui and apprehended one wanted person. The task force also arrested a per- son on a felony charge of carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Statewide, officers have arrested 399 individuals for DUI since the 2004 campaign began July 2. The effort is a multirstate en- forcement effort coordinated lo- cally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Vir- ginia, Pennsylvania and the Dis- trict Of Columbia are conducting weekly DUI checkpoints through Jan. 2, with the goal of at deter- ring drunk drivers and arresting offenders. House speaker reaches out to Democrats Speaker of the House Terry Spence welcomed newly elected Democratic House members to the Delaware House of Represen- tatives Nov. 8, and apologized for comments made on election night implying that the newly elected Democrats would not be given fair treatment by the House Re- publican majority. "I wish the new members very well and I look forward to work- ing with them in January when the next legislative session begins," Spence said. "The comments I made on election night were in no way meant to be offensive and are certainly not reflective of my longstanding tradition of working in a bipartisan fashion." Fort Miles added to Historic Places Register Delaware State Historic Preser- vation Officer Daniel R. Griffith announced recently that Fort Miles, a nationally important World War II era military installa - Willie James Baptist church member Willie James Mitchell, 95, of Milton, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Mitchell spent his life in Georgia until failing health brought him to live in Delaware with his daughter and son-in-law, Bernice and Willie Edwards of Milton, who became his care- givers. He worked for a number of years at Weeks Textile Plant in Quitman, Ga., before retiring, and was a member of Friendship Bap- tist Church. He is survived by three daugh- ters and two sons-in-law, Jean Bass of Trenton, N.J., and Bernice and Willie Edwards and Hattie and Berry Bull, all of Milton; two sons and two daughters-in-law, the Rev. Marion and Velvie Mitchell of Columbia, M0., and Thomas and Mymie Mitchell of Morrisville, Pa.; 16 grandchil- dren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Services will.be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, in Friendship Baptist Church, West 4th St., Lewes, where friends may call at 9 a.m. The Rev. George Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Milford. Marie T. Lee, daycare worker Marie T. Lee, 71, of New Cas- tle, passed away at home Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. Lee had worked at a local day- care an most recently at Win- terthur Museum. She was a long- time member of Our Lady of Fati- ma Church. She was an avid read- er, loved spending time withher grandchildren and was very ac- don that is now part of Cape Hen- lopen State Park, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September. Fort Miles was built at the mouth of the Delaware River to house the most advanced fortifi- cations and armament available at the time to protect the Delaware River. It was the hub of military activ- ity along the river and nearby At- lantic coastline. Today Fort Miles is under the care of the Parks and Recreation Division of the Delaware Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control. Efforts are underway to restore a bunker and its associated en- campment, as well as to bring in armament to display what fort life was like during World War H. The National Register of His- toric Places program of the Na, tional Park Service documents and recognizes the places impor- tant in the history of this country from the local, state and national perspectives and are worthy of preservation. complished in needlework. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Lee, who passed away in 1998. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Walter M. Lee, Jr.; her sons, Walter M. Lee ili, of Newark and Kenneth Lee of New Castle; her brother, Joe Kipp and his wife, Barbara, of Lewes; and her grandchildren, Marie, Garrison, April and Samantha. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Our Lady Fatima of Church, DuP.ont Highway, Wilm- ington Manor, on Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. Friends may call begin- ning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Gracelwawn Memorial Park. To send condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com or call 302- 999-8277. Orville A. McCray, retired distributor Orville A. McCray, 61, of Georgetown, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. McCray was born in Frankford, son of the late Guy Townsend Hall and Lena Ellen McCray. He had worked in distribution for Perdue, Inc., in Georgetown for the past 51 years, retiring Aug. 31, 1004. McCray was loved by all who knew him and will be loved and missed forever. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Caroline Rae Adams Mc- Cray; a son, Othello Ray McCray, of Georgetown; a brother, Richard McCray, of Lewes; and two Sis- ters, Dorothy Marie Hooper, of Millsboro, and Joyce McCray of Frankford. Services will be 1 p.m., Satur- day, Nov. 20, in Watson Funeral home, 211 Washington St., Mills- boro, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Zoar Golden Acres Cemetery, Bishopville. -- imlrr " - ' r ---r- -r-,llm  r ,,,