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CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, December 19 - December 25, 1997 - 11 Sussex County Councilman George Collins will not seek another term. He is shown at Tuesday's county council meeting with his wife, Mar- lene. "I think there are many things we would like to do now," said Marlene Collins. Collins won't seek another Sussex Council term By Michael Short Sussex County Councilman George Collins has decided not to seek another term. Collins, a De- mocrat, said he wants to travel and spend time with his wife, Marlene. Collins has been known as a strong supporter of agriculture and he said he will miss public service. "But when you get to a stage, you want to go ahead and move on." Among the accomplishments he is most proud of during his seven- year tenure are supporting the county land-use plan, enacting or- Continued on page 13 Violence Continued from page 10 chronic," Papili said. "Other times, a domestic violence prob- lem will come to us by children confiding in their school coun- selor or through a trooper who is assigned to the school." Custody and visitation of chil: dren are volatile issues that may spark domestic violence incidents. "We've had parents just pull into the parking lot here to exchange children. They feel it's safe or there is help nearby," said Barkauskie "We can make all the arrests possible," Papili added, "but if we don't have intervention, we don't solve the problem." SussexCounty's Family Visita- tion Center in Milford allows for supervised exchange of children for off-site visitation through third parties. It provides children with the opportunity to visit with a par- ent, but prevents any contact be- tween the parents themselves. Appointments are necessary. The center can be reached at 424- 2420. The army grows daily and con- tinues to remain powerless. Re- cent statistics from the FBI show that 3.3 million children each year witness domestic violence. Editor's Note: Part IV of the domestic violence series will ad- dress law enforcement issues. C00ne Size Fits. All To solve the perplexities of Christmaa givin00 we suggest The Bellinger Black Bag. W laboratory. doesn't repeat designs. To dazzle a loved one with a diamond that is so radiant because of its cut and clarity... To fit the guy in your life with Swiss Army or Bdlinger's own Cape Henlopen Collexion of landmarks... Or for the teenager looking for 14- or 18-karat gold chains... Bdlinger's Jewelers' will serve up the perfect fit. Why frazzle yourself with Christmas shopping? Shop Bellinger's Jewelers. And bag it. hether it's Mom, Dad, the young nephew or niece, Bellinger'sJewelers can fit them for Christmas. When anyone sees the Bellinger Black Bag, they know it's quality. And it's special. Genuine gemstones, not any created in a Each stone is hand inspected by a Bellinger, not a merchant. And Bellinger's 3602 HIGH3AY ONE R,4OBOTH BF.CI-I, DE 19971 302-227-6410