The Daily Times from Salisbury, Maryland on January 21, 2006 · 2
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Salisbury, Maryland
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Saturday, January 21, 2006
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www.DelmafvaNnwuAm THE DAILY TIMES I Saturday, January 21, 2006 DELMARVA Worcester Ocean City hosts youth conference OCEAN CITY - The Roland E. Powell Convention Center will host the annual United Methodist Church's 2006 ROCK youth retreat this weekend. About 4,500 youth In the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church area are -expected to attend the two-day event, which will feature music acts and guest speaker Duffy Rabbins, who has been ordained in the church and Is a columnist for Good News Magazina Although the event Is sold out, walk-ins may be accepted. COMMUNITY FORUM SLATED. There will be a community forum for those Worcester County residents wishing to express feelings on issues regarding children, youth and families at the Snow Hill Library on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 410-632-3648. Region FESTIVAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS. The MarylandDelaware Children's Water Festival is looking for a few good people to volunteer at the 2006 MarylandDelaware Children's Water Festival on March 23 at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Volunteers are needed for different assignments, such as classroom guides, registration help, classroom assistants, security, runners and several others. Anyone over 16 is eligible to volunteer. No experience is necessary - just a desire to help. To sign up to volunteer or for more information, visit or call 1-800-598-6164. NRP CHARGES SIX WITH WATERFOWL HUNTING VIOLATIONS. The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged five Maryland men and one North Carolina man with waterfowl hunting violations Jan. 7. NRP charged Christopher J. Evans, 31, of Centreville, Md., Joseph P. Perez, 62, of Easton, Jeffrey H. Waxman, 59, of Silver Spring, Md., Robert J. Henley, 71, of Rockville, Md., Craig G. Fleming, 33, of Timonium, Md., and Leven S. Stokes, 60, of Kill Devil Hill, N.C., with, hunting wild waterfowl with the aid of live decoys. The six men were allegedly hunting geese from a field pit off of Possum Point Farm Lane. NRP charged John J. Evans Sr., 55, owner of Possum Point Farm with failure to obtain a permit before possessing any wildlife for release into the wild. A person found guilty of these violations could receive a maximum penalty of $1,500 for each offense. Sussex REHOBOTH CRASH TRIGGERS BLAZE. A car plowed into a three-story beach rental unit this week in Rehoboth Beach, triggering a blaze that caused about $100,000 in damage, Delaware fire Officials said. The crash occurred Monday about 12:30 a.m. at Philadelphia Street and Delaware Avenue. Michael Chionchio, chief deputy Delaware state fire marshal, said the fire began in the engine compartment of the vehicle and spread to the rental units after the vehicle hit it. Chionchio said the flames spread inside the building's first floor and along the exterior of the second and third floors. No one was injured. Rehoboth Beach police are investigating. SURPLUS PROPERTY SALES FETCHES $2,000. Sussex County collected $2,000 after selling dozens of surplus computers, monitors, printers, fax machines and other office equipment at a two-day property sale held recently. Leftover equipment will be auctioned off at Wilson's auction Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. The proceeds go to the Sussex County general fund. mm on fed Apparent altercation erupts in gunfire on student- and family-occupied east side By Deborah Gates OaHy Xmm Stiff Writer SALISBURY In an east side community largely populated with university students, city police sealed off two houses linked to the Friday shooting of two male victims not believed to be college students hospitalized with undetermined injuries. Police did not identify the victims shot about 5 p.m. at 106 Halsey Drive or say who lived in . t T" "" "- i1 i win 1 1 t j fj iw m 'H run -r - . Of , 'V- " " '" "" lWWMB .i J LiwiSja&e.. ' ii --- "s- " ,wlwl"""wpwM tiKH.m3imMWH ' - ..-..- ; ' - " -"'''''" " , . I 'jrIT 1 1 r w. - ;.; 1 ajL - ' - " , " ,-,W.HrJ,.L... ;''V'l PmtfSMKtSHnKtgUKIKmf- . , ... ,..,. ... . . "" '"fc-fnilw, .. , :ejllWMt&to-t Photo by SutUkovtch A cowboy ropes a calf Friday night during the Lonestar Rodeo at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. The event continues tonight at 7:30. Westbrook Apartments site plan OKd By Monique Lewis OaHy 11mm Sta Writer SALISBURY Manyflowered Cotoneaster, Knockout Rose and Ice Dance Carex are just a few of the diverse flowers that may be used to beautify a new apartment complex on the West Side. The Salisbury-Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a final site plan Thursday for Westbrook Apartments to be developed by Shelter Development LLC. The complex would include four buildings totaling 96 units two and three bedrooms each with a clubhouse and playground for children on West Road and Delaware Avenue. "We provide the highest quality of housing you can have at affordable rents," said Jeff Pax-son, development director for Shelter Development. He said rent will range from $400 to $525 a month and be restricted to residents earning School board officials mum on By James Fisher Daily Timet Staff Writer SALISBURY Wicomico public school officials said Friday that the details of restructuring in the Board of Education's transportation office would remain in closed personnel files, citing only general reasons for the ouster of a staff supervisor. The decision to post applications for three jobs in the department, one effective immediately, was based on a desire to forge better relations with independent bus contractors, who drive thousands of students to and from school, BOE members said. To Read It & mail tart i Sn the single-story frame . house that faces The Seasons apartment complex in a residential community mixed with both families and students at Salisbury University. Salisbury Police Department detectives and crime scene unit specialists combed the residence and a house occupied by SU students two doors west at 103 Halsey, although a preliminary investigation found no apparent evidence to link the student Come Along 18 mile Dims Graphic by Erich Sahter less than an annual income of $28,500. Paxson said his company also built the Park View Apartments in Easton and other projects in the Mid-Atlantic and southern regions. "We have managed and developed more than 20,000 units over 1 -jy Site of proposed ' Itf housing project l AlMit Downtown i "We want to make sure we have the right relationship with our contractors. They are the ones we rely on every day," said board member Brian Kilgore. Several contractors said this week they had taken concerns about how route assignments were handed out by the transportation office to the school board. In interviews, they indicated specifically what bothered them. Transportation Supervisor J. Ronald Dyson, who appeared to be ousted by the changes, could not be reached for comment. Phone calls to his office were referred to Allen Brown, an assistant superin Win $200 in FREE GAS!!! enter, fill in the entry blank and Win, P.O. Box 1937, Salisbury, MD Incomplete entry forms will be discarded, j Multiple entries may be sent in the same envelope. I Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31", 2006. Drawing will be held on the last business day of For a complete set of rules and contest a self addressed stamped envelope to the address above. " "M'C"W' - )UU III ym Ldius die icueeiiiduie ai iuiai n occupants and the crime. "There was an altercation and It is looking like it was at (106 Halsey) at this time," said Charles Parlsano of the SPD. "There are signs of a struggle." Chief Allan Webster was at the scene and said a statement about the investigation would be released early today. "We are gathering information," he said, adding that Maryland State Police were called In to assist. University students and other neighbors gathered near the residences with curiosity. Many indicated they did know who occupied 106 Halsey Drive, Little Dogie the last 25 years," he said. Mark Thompson, director of the Westside Salvation Army, said it will enhance the West Side's physical appearance. Thompson said he wants to partner with Shelter Development and begin an after-school program at the clubhouse. "We'll provide training and programs to help the people who are living there to find jobs," he said. "I hope it will spur more developers to build on the West Side." The property was annexed last May prior to the City Council's freeze on considering future large-scale annexations, which was announced in November. A portion of the development was the former parking lot for. the Campbell Soup plant. Westwood single-family town houses are also scheduled for development on West Road, less than a block away from Westbrook Apartments. The units start at $100,000, a sign on the property read. tendent, who said the Board of Education had elected to keep details confidential, citing a Maryland law that allows, but does not compel, public bodies to do so. "We elect to do it that way," he said. The personnel decisions became public when the school board posted notice of three vacancies in the transportation department on its Web site. George Whitehead, president of the Board of Education, said the supervisory job being advertised was a different, wider-scope position than the coordinating position it replaces. "We used to have a supervisor, and in mail to: Name, 21802. i Address: City, State, Zip:. each month. where did you get your copy information, I . . , . . yt siauuns. wecontaajrouf ues although some said SU students had moved from the house when the fall semester ended in December. New tenants, they said, moved in recently and were not college students. "Students who were there moved out; there was a big yard sale," said SU student Matt Hit-tlnger, who lives nearby on Perry Street. "There are no cars parked there." Police did not say why they taped off and searched around the 103 Halsey residence of SU students, checking the mailbox and beaming lights onto the driveway "We need something like that out here," said Leon Mills, a barber at Perry & Gate's Barber Shop on West Road. "It gives the kids some place to go and something to do." The West Side needs a lot of help, said King Martan, who works next door to the site at Hebrew Quality Insulation Inc. Martan said he hopes the new complex will help the community make a difference. Steven Fuller, president of Fuller Hall & Associates, said he spoke to Shore Transit about providing a bus stop and figuring out a location on West Road, where the only entrance will be. Paxson said his company plans to begin construction in the spring and offer units for rent in September. "I think it's going to be a key step in the revitalization of the community," he said. Reach Monique Lewis at410-845-4656or transit restructuring .Phone:. of the Daily Times? home delivery .,M uinQ nr n tnro. Lino c-man waaress: ji One of the victims was in a car en route to Peninsula Regional Medical Center when the driver of the vehicle, flagged police on their way to . the crime scene, Parisano said. Detectives went to the hospital , to interview the victims but did not specify the locations of their Injuries or their conditions. Also on the scene were State's ' Attorney Davis Ruark, Sam VUv cent, deputy state's attorney; and an SU police officer. Reach Deborah Gates at 410-845-4641 or Delmar man charged in 1991 murder By Terrl Sanginiti Dw Nwi Journal DOVER Delaware State Police homicide detectives on Friday announced the arrest of a person they believe to be responsible for the vicious death of a Harrington, Del.,-, grandmother, whose murder has gone unsolved for almost 15 years. Detectives announced the arrest of Gilbert E. Cannon, 41, of Delmar, during an afternoon press conference in Dover. He was arrested in Selbyville on' Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon during a -felony and first-degree burglary, detectives said. He is being held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown without bail. The victim, 70-year-old Dorothy May Donovan, was stabbed more than a dozen: times as she slept in the bedroom of her farmhouse, situated on 163 acres on Kent 384, east of Harrington. Detectives initially suspected a mysterious hitchhiker who tried to attack Donovan's then 41-year-old son, and may have crept into Donovan's bedroom June 23, 1991, and murdered her. This afternoon, they identified Cannon as the hitchhiker. Over the years, detectives made various efforts to solve the case. They released a composite sketch of the alleged suspect, but it garnered no substantial tips for detectives, who also took their case to TV's "Unsolved . Mysteries" and, more recently, ; the Discovery Channel. ; Contact Terri Sanginiti -at 302-324-2771 or another restructuring a few years ago, we decided to eliminate that position," he said. "It's not totally going back to the way it was, but it's more like it used to be." Robin Holloway, a school board mem-' ber, said staff in the school system made! the decision to create the job openings and briefed Board of Education members , about it. "We got an update," she said. "It's not ; under our purview. It's the superintend dent's prerogative." ':; Reach James Fisher at 410-845-4655 or ; ; -- single copy

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