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Briefly State troopers injured nabbing Milton man Two Delaware State Police troopers were injured Tuesday, Nov. 24, while pursuing a Milton man wanted for several vehicle thefts from the Rehoboth Mall, Midway Shopping Center and Sa- vannah Road in Lewes. Reginald C. Clark, 31, of Front Street in Milton was charged with I0 vehicle theft-related charges, including eight felonies, said Cpl. Alice Bailey, state police spokes- woman. He was also wanted by Probation and Parole for multiple violations; he was wanted by three courts and the Milton Police De- partment. The arrest concluded a 4 l/2- month investigation by detectives in the Auto Theft Unit, who were assisted in apprehending Clark in Lucas Development near Milton by troopers from the Special In- vestigation Tactical Unit, the K-9 unit and the Aviation Unit. "Clark led police on a foot chase through the woods that in- jured two troopers," said Bailey. One trooper was treated at Beebe Medical Center for a sprained an- kle; the other received facial lac- erations. When police got Clark into cus- tody, they found he was carrying a crack cocaine pipe, a razor blade and a concealed starter gun. In addition to the theft-related charges, he was also cited for re- sisting arrest, two counts of sec- ond-degree assault on a police of- ricer, criminal impersonation and two counts of Possession of para- phernalia. Detectives are also in- vestigating whether he was in- volved in a burglary of a firearm. Arrested,with Clark was Her- trt R. Lambert, a juvenile, of Coulter Street in Milton. He was charged with five counts of vehi- cle theft, one count of receiving a stolen vehicle and additional auto theft-related charges. Charges are pending against a Clarifications The Nov. 13 issue of the Cape Gazette incorrectly reported that Gary Sebastian, who found am- munition on Bethany Beach, is an employee of Treasure Quest Shoppe. Sebastian is not em- ployed there, and the shop does not sell ammunition that is recov- ered on Eastern Shore beaches. The owner of the shop, Bill Win- kler, teaches shipwreck archeolo- gy and is the founder of the Delaware Marine Archeological Society. When citizens provide him with artifacts, he photographs and documents them for use at the society and/or for teaching. For more information about marine archeology, call 537-5334. A Nov. 20 article about a Dewey Beach committee, headed by commissioner Bill Tansey, in- advertently excluded Ava Cannon of Gary's Surf Spray Caf6 from third conspirator. Lambert was released to his mother's custody and will face a total Of 14 charges when he goes to court. All five vehicles were recov- ered. Clark was remanded to Sus- sex Correctional Institution in de- fault of more than $30,000 cash bond. Rehoboth commissioners post light Nov. 30 agenda The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold their regular workshop meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in the commissioners room. The only business now posted on the agen- -da is a discussion of an addendum to the lease for the Cape Henlopen Senior Center. No listening post will be held that evening prior to the meeting, as last month there was no one who appeared to speak and the board decided they would hold the sessions when someone requests to be heard about a community matter. Rehoboth reports , paring revenues up, Rehoboth Beach City Manager Greg Ferrese has the final tally for parking meter and parking permit fees for the 1998 season. Permit sales reached $233,829 this sum- mer, compared to $228,800 last year, while meters were up as well, with $1.2 million collected in 1998, compared to $1,129,742 last year. Applicants sought for school board seat Anyone interested in serving for the next six months on the Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education should contact the _ district office for an application form. As announced last week, the at- large seat was vacated by former board member Brent Moore, who resigned for personal and family reasons. Board president Barry' Porter explained that the seat will the list of members. We apolo- gize for the error. The Nov. 20 issue of the Cape Gazette incorrectly reported that Scott Steele was involved in a school bus accident. The teenager who was involved in the accident was David Steele, 17, of Hoornkill Avenue in Lewes. He is not the son of Donn and Jan Steele. An article in the Nov. 20 issue entitled "Lingo project fire fad- ing; DelDOT drops opposition" ended in mid-sentence. That last sentence should have read: Coop- er went a step further, praising the "spirit of cooperation of the de- velopers." Cape Gazette regrets the errors and inconvience they may have caused. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998. 3 Kerry Kester photo Donations help police in fight against domestic, violence Deborah Grubbe, director of operations and engineering for the DuPont nonwoven division, recently donated a Polaroid camera law enforcement kit to Delaware State Police Troop 4, for use in documenting domestic vio- lence cases. "I think it's important for people in the community to be part of the communi- ty," said Grubbe, who learned of the troop's need for more equipment from Nancy Katz. Katz is independently working on a cam- paign to secure tools that law enforcement agencies can use to enhance their ork in do- mestic violence cases. To date, Katz has facil- itated securing 10 camera kits for three police sites. Katz is now working to secure hand- held tape recorders to distribute to local po- lice agencies. "It's important to support the law enforce- ment effort, because these people put their lives on the line each day," said Grnbbe. "And it's just the right thing to do. We all know someone who's been affected by domestic vio- lence, so why not help if you can? It's really be filled Dec. 17, after school board members receive applica- tions from interested citizens and select someone following inter- views with each applicant. Whoever is selected will serve until May 1999, when the seat will go up for election to a one-year term, fulfilling Moore's five-year term won in May 1995. For more information on how to apply for the position, call the dis- trict office at 645-8868. j ' Rehoboth seeks : holiday greenery Rehoboth Beach City Manager Greg Ferrese has announced that the city is seeking branches and small trees to help decorate Christmas islands it places in Lake Gerar and Silver Lake each holi- day season. They need five trees and branches such as blue spruce, juniper and Japanese yew. Anyone wishing to donate the greenery may call his office at 227-4641. Cape board holds hearing on long-,mge plan The second of three scheduled public hearings on long-range fa- cilities plans for Cape Henlopen School District will be held at Re- hoboth Elementary School's audi- that simple. The wave of the future is people taking personal responsibility. It's not 'out there.' One person can make a difference, a change." Cpl. Alice Bailey, state police spokes- woman, said she is grateful for the public support of the police efforts to fight domestic violence. Photographs and tape recordings are very successful tools for winning cases in court, she said. "They have a huge impact," said Bailey. "A person's statements at the scene are admissible even if they are not in the courtroom. To have the pictures and recordings, instead of just a trooper's notes, is much more convincing." Shown are (l-r) Bailey, Katz, Troop 4 Deputy Commander Lt. Mitch Cooper and Grubbe. Tape recorders are $72; anyone who would like to assist with the tape recorder drive may call Katz or Kerry Kester at the Cape Gazette, 645-7700. Smaller donations are also helpful for film and cassette purchas- es. torium, Thursday, Dec. 3, begin- ning at 7 p.m. The public is,encouraged to at- tend the hearing and give their in- put on the recommendations made by the district's Long Range Fa- cilities Plan Task Force. Among those recommendations are plans for two new middle schools to be constructed to re- place Lewes Middle and Milton Middle schools. The new schools would cost $21.5 million, 60-percent of which is to be paid by the state. The district's obligation would be $8.6 million, which translates to a 12-cent increase for every $100 of assessed property value for Cape Henlopen district homeowners. Cape board again tables vote on meeting policy Debate on a 3-month-old agen- da issue to allow the Cape Hen- lopen School District Board of Education to meet in executive session without the presence of its school superintendent was tabled again this month. Introduced by board president Barry Porter in September, the question of revising Board Policy 006 on meetings has been a point of debate among board members. Those who favor the revision say other school boards in Sussex County have the right to meet without their superintendent pre- sent. Those who oppose it say such meetings would be jeopardized by the lack of a superintendent's ex- pertise during executive session discussions. When the item came up,on the November agenda, it was tabled without further debate until De- cember because only five ot' the seven board members were pre- sent. Board member Brent Moore's resignation was accepted that night, and he was not present for the meeting. Board member Camilla Conlon was also absent, away on a cruise in the Caribbean. The issue will be discussed at the regular monthly meeting, Thursday, Dec. 10. A special budgetary meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 17; the board will also announce at that time who it selected to serve in Moore's seat until May 1999. Corn harvest finished; soybean cutting ahead Delaware farmers finished their harvest of corn last week. That's well ahead of last year's average, at this point in the year, of 89 per- cent completion. "Soybean har- vesting has a little way to go as it improved to 81 percent, 30 points Continued on page 4