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16 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 NEWS Cape Gazette staff needs time cials will have to introduce the ordinance all over again, hold to draft regulations two public hearings and vote. The ordinance had an extension By Ron MacArthur clause written into it, but it was ronm@capegazette.com not placed on an agenda in time for that action. Sussex County Council wants Council is expecte.d to vote in a moratorium on casino con- struction continued in unincor- favor of extending a moratorium porated areas of the county. A for at least another six months. moratorium ordinance put into With or without a moratorium, effect for six months expired the fate of possible gambling ex- Nov. 18 and was not renewed, pansion into Sussex County is in To reinstate it, the county oft]- Continued on page 22 M rtin Grove, Pa. When he injured his back, he got addicted to OxyCon- tin as well. Continued from page 14 After 20 years of marriage, with three children, he left home left his family and moved into a in 2008, never to return. He went Wilmington homeless shelter- to the only place he knew would the day after he quit drinking, take him in, the House of Joseph Sept. 2, 2008. in Philadelphia. It wasn't long be- No one could have predicted fore he left to spend 30 days in that within a few months, he Milton's Casa San Francisco, would be employed as an advo- where he was able to obtain a cate for substance abusers and minimum-wage job working for the homeless, finding shelters for ' an insurance agent in the area. men in the situation he had es- Martin said when he hit the caped. It was a stay at Oxford bottom he turned to God. "I told House in Lewes in late 2008 that him I hadn't done such a great changed his life. job, and now it was his turn. God, Martin, 51, is convinced the you've got me now," he said. Oxford House concept of self- Martin still has some work to help and accountability works. A do on his journey back to a nor- study found that more than 80 mal life; sometimes he says he percent of Oxford House clients feels like he is still standing on a stay clean and sober - and Mar- cliff. He currently holds down fin's experience confirms that three part-time jobs to help make study, ends meet. "Hopefully I can land Although still an advocate of a full-time job in the area at some the program, he has turned his point," he said. "I think people attention to a new all-encom- are seeing that I can make a dif- passing homeless program in as- ference." sociation with Brandywine He has now re-established ties Counseling. He said the program with his children. covers the entire scope of the He said state housing studies homelessness problem to pro- show the threshold to afford vide housing for recovering ad- housing in Sussex County is a dicts, ex-offenders and metatal wage of $16 an hour. Even with health patients, three jobs, he is not even close to He is also the founder of Tal- that amount. ented Address-less People for But he does have a cell phone Affordable Innovative Transi- and a car that a friend loaned tionai Housing (TAP FAITH), a him, which is muchmore than he new homeless advocacy group in had two years ago. Sussex County, "It feels like I've been in school Before arriving at Oxford the past two years - poking House, Martin was a functioning around in the dark," he said. alcoholic who operated his own "Now I'm plugged in and know contracting business in Willow what I'm talking about." Your health, your choice for diagnostic imaging. "Radiology is the most exciting and inter- esting specialty in medicine tn my opinion because it allows us to .see what's going on inside you without surgery.. One of the reasons I became a radiologist was because it is where I can help the most people. I decided to sub-specialize in MRI because it is the most rapidly advandng and challenging technology we have to offer patients and I find it very rewarding." - Kathleen Hughes, MD Dr. Hughes completed a Fellowship in Neuro, MSK, Cardiac and Breast btRI from the University of Ma land. Dr. Hughes is a member of Kent. Diagnostic Radiology/kss iates PA an independent I medical practice provi ling diagnostic imaging servtces for Bayhealth. Kent Diagnostic Radiology Associates at Bayhealth. ro schedule an appointment call. 102.744-7040 or 302.430-5707. Donald J, Foraker, Jr., CPA Certified Public Accountant and Business Advisor Just a few of the services offered for Businesses S Individuals: Tax Preparation Year End Tax Planning Bookkeeping Quickbooks Assistance Set up Call us Today! Located in Rehoboth Beach Salisbury (800) 748-0354