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)) SPORTS: Cape girls real deal, ready to win conference p88 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 capegazette.com Post leaders say Gov. Jack Markell, casinos are targeting fraternal groups By Kara Nuzback Fratemal organizations across the state knuzback@capegazette.com were notified by a letter from state police that operating slot machines - a major Delaware veterans associations are source of funding for operations and char- faced with a dilemma: Cut off a major itable donations - is in violation of state source of funding or face revocation of gambling laws. The organizations are now their liquor licenses, battling to legalize the machines in time for the holidays, when they donate the highest amounts of money and goods to local charities and individuals in the com- munity. Some members of veterans organiza- tions say the sudden enforcement is the result of pressure from Delaware's three casinos. The letter threatening enforcement, signed by Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Director John Yeoman and Continued on page 10 ADDING COLOR FOR THE HOLIDAY RON MACARTHUR PHOTO REHOBOTH BEACH AND OTHER TOWNS are busy decorating for the holiday as parades and other festive events are fast approaching. Putting colorful lights in trees this week along Rehoboth Avenue are Rehoboth Beach city employees Joe Fuller, onthe ground, and Don Richard, in the buck- et truck. Denied land trust project can get a new hearing By Ron MacArthur ronm@capegazette.com Sussex County government has settled a federal fair-housing case with theU.S. Department of Justice and the Housing and Urban Development agency. As part of the settlement, county officials agreed to name a fair-housing compliance officer and develop an affordable-housing plan to ensure equal housing opportunities con- tinue to be promoted. The settlement allows developers of a once-denied housing project to resubmit plans, while county officials will admit no wrongdoing, although the county's insur- ance carrier will pay a $750,000 fmancial settlement in the case. Sussex County Council signed off on two agreements in the case, triggered by a complaint fried by Diamond State Com- munity Land Trust. The complaint fol- lowed the county's 2010 denial of the New Horizons development near Laurel. Following a Nov. 27 executive session, county council approved separate agree- ments with both federal agencies. The Justice Department and HUD have al- ready approved the agreements. Council members Mike Vincent, R-Seaford; Continued on page 20 HELPING HANDS Mariner Middle adopts Staten Island school P86 ROUTE 9 IMPROVEMENTS DelDOT to upgrade fourth intersection, in Harbeson P4 WASTEWATER FLOODING Sandy's rainfall causes overflow at Lewes treatment plant P9 DOGFISH EXPANSION Milton brewery's project on track for mid-20]3 completion P14 REHOBOTH REASSESSMENT Two companies submit bids to review property values P19 INDEX Arts & Entertainment 64 Business Real Estate 33 Community Calendar 79 Cape Life 48 Classifieds 95 Obituaries 23 School & Education 86 Sports & Outdoors 88 "The price of liberty is eternal vi lance."