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Wilmington, Delaware
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Sunday, April 14, 2002
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Sunday News Journal, Wilmington, Del. April 14, 2002 B3 Jw.r.nm , Wilmington I 1 Newark I i ' Middletown OQ NAACP salutes black veterans Branch event pays tribute Jo 80 discrimination were once ugly forces. ... Think about how different it must have been ... to fight for freedom and face segregation at home." .. From the Korean War to the Gulf War, "military people of color made great strides and gains," he said. "We have come a mighty long way." As he looked out over the crowd at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover? Moore said: "This is your day Thank you for preserving our way of life." Reach Molly Murray at 856-7372 or mmurraydelawareonline.corn. utes and medallions during the ceremony Keynote speaker Master Sgt. John G. Moore Sr., the flight chief assigned to the Staff Sgt. Julio Alonso Airman Leadership School at Dover Air Force Base, pointed out accomplishments of black,soldiers who died in the Civil War to help win freedom from slavery and those who fought in a segregated military during World War II. "Today, we are blessed to enjoy a desegregated military," he said. Before President Harry Truman's order to desegregate the military, "segregation and ports all veterans," said Cecil Wilson, president of the group. "We say thank you." ..The special luncheon was a first for the Central Delaware Branch. The group normally celebrates Black History Month in February and Veterans Day in November. The new tribute was designed to recognize the significant contributions black men and women have made to the United States armed forces. Eighty veterans received trib BY MOLLY MURRAY Sussex Bureau reporter The Central Delaware Branch of the NAACP honored military veterans with a luncheon and salute Saturday More than 150 people came out to recognize local black men and women who served in World War II through the Gulf War. There also was a special memorial ceremony for prisoners of war and those missing in action. The branch "proudly sup Special to The News Journal'DEE MARVIN Gwenneth Simmonds (left) an Army major, and Dr. Marsha Atkins, an Air Force major, are among the veterans honored. Laisti if m DgiffltsUKfiiauti mil I TM 1V-T w1 -1 i - 'Aw? -Cl Police By staff reporter Cris Barrish Wilmington ROW HOME BURNS: A fire that began in the kitchen of a city row house caused heavy damage late Friday. No one was injured but the blaze left the sole occupant, an unidentified man in his late 50s, without a home, fire department spokesman T.J. Healy said. The fire in the two-story home in the 2100 block of Spruce St. broke out about 11 p.m., damaging both floors of the home, which was attached to a vacant property. The occupant was on the porch when the blaze started, Healy said. The American Red Cross of Delaware found temporary lodging for the man, Healy said. New Castle County NAKED MAN ARRESTED: A 36-year-old Wilmington man was arrested on attempted burglary, indecent exposure and peeping charges early Saturday in a Stanton apartment building, county police said. Officers went to Red Clay Creek Apartments off Kirkwood Highway after a woman who lives there reported seeing a naked man looking in the window of her apartment. Police found Ronald Dougherty, 36, of the 2100 block of Jackson St., in the basement, still undressed. Police said Dougherty is accused of removing the exterior screens to the woman's apartment and damaging a screen in a vacant neighboring apartment. Dougherty was charged with two counts of attempted burglary and indecent exposure, and one count of trespassing with intent to peep. He was arraigned and sent to Gander Hill prison in Wilmington in lieu of $4,500 bail. Kent County FAMILY ESCAPES FIRE: An unattended candle started a fire Friday about 7 p.m. that caused heavy damage to a mobile home near Cheswold. the state Fire Marshal's Office said. A woman and her three young children escaped injury, but fire officials estimated the damage to the home and an attached garage at $70,000. The fire occurred on Silver Court in Dinah's Corner Mobile Home Park. Sussex County TRUCKERS CHARGED: Two truckers have been charged with theft, accused of stealing about $60,000 worth of computer equipment and other Federal Express packages over a four-month period, state police said. Kevin D. Patterson, 39, of Seaford, and Randy H. Delano, 39, of Brldgeville, drove for Louden Trucking when the thefts occurred, police said. They are accused of picking up loads of Federal Express goods from Harrisburg and removing items from the trailer. Police recovered about $25,000 worth of items Including jewelry, clothing, rugs and videotapes during searches of the men's homes and a storage facility they rented, state police Cpl. Bruce W. Harris said. Both were charged with nine counts of theft greater than $1,000 and lesser charges. They were arrested Thursday, arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court, and sent to Sussex County Correctional Institution in lieu of $260,000 bail. Pennsylvania CRASH INJURES TWO: Two 18-year-old men from Wilmington, Del., were injured, one critically, early Saturday when the driver lost control of his car and struck an embankment and utility pole In Kennett Township, state police said. The driver, Fabio Denisio, of the 1300 block of Bancroft Parkway, was in critical condition Saturday night in Christiana Hospital. His passenger, Peter Larned, whose address was unavailable, was in stable condition in Christiana. Denisio was driving a 1999 BMW west on Old Kennett Road at 12:10 a.m. when he lost control on a curve, skidded across the east lane and hit the embankment and pole at Bayard Road, police said. Denisio was thrown from the car, police said. Larned was cut from the wreckage by rescue personnel. Both were airlifted to Christiana. ."I 'ZrrtzZ'Z ,MiO?'r'n ij y- l -j, rmr--jiins y' ,ssas7-l1ll1 - nirrr . nJt j T- V ,W" - t '-"Urn lililtni ''! - f- 11 rtnmmmmmMm ' Lotteries The News JoumalWILLIAM BRETZGER The 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington is swept clean of debris shortly after 7:30 Saturday morning, just after demolition experts from Design Contracting Inc. set off explosive charges to bring down the 350-ton steel shell of the former Delaware Trust Plaza. The rest of the nine-story structure, which opened in 1975, had been removed earlier because it contained asbestos. The site will become a used-car lot for the adjacent Union Park Automotive Group. DELAWARE Play 3 Day Play 4 Day Play 3 Night Play 4 Night 1-5-0 4-0-8-5 6-2-5 9-6-1-3 Pick 3 Night 1-0-5 Pick 4 Night 0-0-8-4 Cash 5 11-13-16-27-29 Lotzee 25-34-39-48 PENNSYLVANIA Daily Number 1-7-7 Big 4 2-9-2-9 Cash 5 05-08-09-10-22 Super, 6 (drawn April 13) Lotto (drawn April 12) 02-08-17-18-24-31 Powerball (drawn April 13) 16-22-32-33-38 Power 13 Power Play 4 MARYLAND Pick 3 Day Pick 4 Day Pick 3 Night Pick 4 Night Cash In Hand 3-2-0 1- 4-6-2 6-8-9 2- 7-9-0 02-U3- For a recording of "id numbers drawn, call: Delaware (800) 338-6200 (302) 736-1436 (out of state) Maryland (900) 680-5555. (Calls cost 45 cents per minute) i 10-15-19-21-25 Bonus Match 504-08-19-25-31 Bonus Ball 32 Lotto (drawn April 13) 06-09-10-25-38-49 The Big Game (drawn April 12) 06-13-14-17-41 Big Money Ball 06 NEW JERSEY Pick 3 Day 7-8-5 Pick 4 Day 1-8-4-2 New Jersey 976-2020 .-W IT (N.J. only), Pennsylvania (900) 903-9999 (Calls cost 50 cents per minute) Teen-agers honored for outstanding scholarship and service Male finalists for the award were Andrew Michael Szczerban of Sale-sianum School, son of Walter and Mar-beth Szczerban, and Michael William Welch of Brandywine High School, son of Larry and Kelley Welch. Female finalists were Megan Virginia Morley of Mount Pleasant High School, daughter of Kenneth and Virginia Morley, and Mara Seidel of J Mount Pleasant High School, daughter - of Jeffrey and Dianne Seidel. Reach Mike Chalmers at 324-2790 or gate to the National 4H Conference in November. After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Plaza organized a Peace Walk that was attended by about 600 people. She has won awards from Ursuline's English, theology and history departments, as well as the school's St. Angela Merici Award. She was named outstanding delegate for representing Pakistan at a recent statewide Model United Nations. Her parents are Ismael & Bernadette Plaza. the Model United Nations, among several other organizations. He plays in the school marching, jazz and concert bands. He is an Eagle Scout and has volunteered more than 50 hours at St. Francis Hospital. His parents are Chan-drakant & Ha Ganatra. Plaza is a member of the National Honor Society and has volunteered jtnore than 1,000 hours with 4H. She was a delegate to the Millennium Young Peoples Congress in Philadelphia in 2000 and will be a dele award Tuesday in the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel du Pont. Ganatra recently scored 1510 out of 1600 on his SATs, including a perfect 800 on the math portion. He participated in the Clay Mathematics Institute, a weeklong seminar at Harvard University He was a finalist in the 2001-02 National Science Olympiad, and his 2001 Odyssey of the Mind team placed 16th in the world. Ganatra is a member of the National Honor Society, Math League and By MIKE CHALMERS Staff reporter The Lions Club of Wilmington recently named two youths as Teen-agers of the Year for outstanding achievements in academics and community service. . Honored were Sheel Ganatra, 17, a senior at the Charter School of ington, and Aubrey Plaza, 17, a senior at Ursuline Academy. They were chosen from among 40 nominations to receive the 45th annual

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