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RY Through Sunday. 7:30p.m. performance by

the Professional Theatre Training Company in

Hartshorn Theatre, Academy Street and East

Park Place. Tickets $10-$17. For more information,


JOHN POLLARD 6-9 p.m. singer/songwriter

from The Cole Younger Band at Home Grown

Cafe' & Gourmet To Go, 126 E. Main Street.

No cover. 266-6993

LIFE OPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. Fair featuring 25 exhibitors in

five life option areas: lifelong learning; community service; employment

& entrepreneurship; recreation & leisure; wellness and spirituality

at the Newark Senior Center. For more information, call 737-


TERRIFIC TODDLERS 9:30-10:15 a.m. Nature Programs and activities,

crafts, and a short hike for children ages 2 and 3 years old at

Brandwine State Park. $4 per child. Preregistration required. 368-



LIE CHAPLIN 8 p.m. comedy concert performed by comedian Dan

Kamin in the Technology Center amphitheater at Cecil Community

College. Tickets are $10-$12.410-287-1037.

POKER NIGHT 7 p.m. at Newark Senior Center. Public welcome.


FIBRE RICE Through March 3. Exhibit presenting fiber arts in their

functional aspect and as beautiful material expressions of different

regional, ethnic, and religious symbols at Wheaton Village in

Millville, N.J. Info. and directions, 856-825-6800 or visit their web

site at

ERICKSONS BY ANDREW WYETH Through April11. Exhibition

featuring 20 drawings, watercolors and temperas that mark a significant

turning point in Wyeth's career at Brandywine River Museum in

Chadds Ford, Pa., For more information, call610-388-2700.

ROCKEFELLER COLLECTION Through Feb. 1. One of the most

significant collections of American paintings in the world from San

Francisco's de Young Museum at Winterthur, An American Country

Estate. Info., 888-4600.


film as part of the Independent Film Screening series in the Newark

Library. Popcorn will be served. For more information, call 731-



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by Sheila Vincent, "Tour the

Universe," at Mt Cuba Observatory,

Greenville for adults and students 5th

grade and above. $2 for adults and $1 per

student Reservations required. 654-6407.


Meeting/Luncheon/tea followed by program

with Ed Okonowicz, of the

Delaware Humanities Forum, at the clubhouse

on Delaware Avenue, Newark.

Guests welcome. Reservations, 737-5831.


meeting with special speakers discussing

experiences of their ancestors in their talk

"From Alabama to Cold Harbor" in the

Palmer Room of the Modem Maturity

Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. Open

to the public. $14 includes dinner. To

reserve your spot, call302-697-1050.

NEW DIRECTIONS 7:15 to 9:30

group for families, friends and persons

with clinical and manic depression

at the Aldersgate United Methodist

Church, Wilmington. For information,

call Dolores at 286-1161 or June at 610-


GARDEN DESIGN Four-session course

from 6:30-8:30 p.m. taught by professional

landscape designer Dan Maffei. at

Perrville, Md. resident Tom

Silveroli will display a sculp·

ture retrospective entitled

"Shades of Gray, From Black

to White," including "Struttin

with the Yard-Bird" sculpture,

pictured left, in the Gallery of

the Community Cultural

Center at Cecil Community

College through Jan. 25. Most

of Silveroli's works deal with

the human form with influences

from Greek and Roman

to contemporary works. A

reception for the artist will be

held at the Gallery from 5:30-

7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The Gallery,

1 Seahawk Dr., North East,

Md., is open 9:30 a.m. to 5

p.m. Monday-Friday. For

information ca11410-287-1023.

SUMMER IN JANUARY 10:30 a.m. Fun in

the sun for children ages 4 to 6 years old. Bring

your beach balls, flip flops, T-shirts and shorts

for activities and crafts and a short hike at

Brandywine Creek State Park. $4 per child. To

register, call 368-6900.


Monday. Hands-on activities and interactive

entertainment at Hagley Museum and Library.

$2.50 for children, $4 adults. Info., 658-2400.

JOHN REDA 6-9 p.m.Sinatra & More at Home Grown Cafe' &

Gourmet To Go, 126 E. Main Street. No cover. 266-6993

CHAMBERS HOUSE 1 p.m. Special house tour in the region of the

Quaker settlement under William Penn. Meet at White Clay Creek

Nature Center. $2 per person. Preregistration required. 368-6900.


Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square,

Pa. To register, call610-388-l000 ext.



7-9 p.m. Mondays. Support group sponsored

by Mental Health Association in

Delaware. Free. To protect privacy of

members, meeting locations provided

only with registration at 765-9740.

ESL Afternoon and evening classes for

English Conversation held every Monday

at Newark United Methodist Church, 69

East Main Street. Registration required.


SCOTTISH DANCING 7:30p.m. at St.

Thomas Episcopal Church, South College

Avenue, Newark.lnfo. 368-2318.

NCCo STROKE CLUB noon at the Jewish

Community Center, Talleyville. For information,

call Nancy Traub at 324-4444.


Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Newark

Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive.

Info., 737-2336.


Men's barbershop rehearsals at MBNA

Bowman Conference Center, Ogletown.


VALARIE PETTY BOYER 1:30 p.m. local


ONDAY historical interpreter and teacher in period

clothing, will bring the past to life through spoken

narrative and a musical performance at

Winterthur, An American Country Estate. For

more information, call 888-4600.


WHITE Through Jan. 25. Sculpture by Tom

Silveroli on display in the Gallery of the

Community Cultural Center at Cecil

Community College, One Seahawk Drive, North East., Md. For

more information, call410-287-6060 ext. 327.

LINE DANCING 1 p.m. beginner class; and 2 p.m. advanced class

every Monday at Newark Senior Center. 737-2336.



FIRESIDE STORYTIME 4:30 p.m. indoor

fireside story with a Park Ranger Brandywine

Creek State Park. $1 per person. Preregistration

suggested. 368-6900.

BRUCE ANTHONY 6-9 p.m. Jazz

Phenomenon at Home Grown Cafe' & Gourmet

To Go, 126 E. Main Street. No cover. 266-


MICHAEL JONES-McKEAN Through Feb. 27. Eclectic drawings

and sculpture on exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State

Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington. Info., 577-8278.



ltlUK.)DAY Marimba & Sax at Home Grown Cafe' &

Gourmet To Go, 126 E. Main Street. No cover.


LET'S DANCE CLUB 4 to 6 p.m. Bring partner

and dance to DJ and Big Band Music at

Newark Senior Center. Info., 737-2336.

BEGINNER LINE DANCE 6 p.m. beginner

classes at the Newark Senior Center. Info. 737-

2336 .

OKTOBERFEST Every Thursday. Special menus featuring German .

cuisine at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 147 E. Main Street. For

more info., call 266-9000.

"Diverisons" contributions are welcome but must arrive at our news office at

least two weeks prior to publication. Mail to: "Diversions," Newark Post,

Suite 206, 168 Elkton Road, Newark, DE 19711, or facsimile 737-9019, oremail

to .

All are welcome. 655-SING.


p.m. every Monday at the lloliday Inn,

Route 273, 453-8853.


Mondays. Meeting for grandparents and

all those raising others' children at

Children & Families First, 62 N. Chapel

St., Newark. Information and registration,

658-5177, ext. 260.



OPMENT 9-11 a.m. workshop presented

by Dr. Pamela Leland of the University

of Delaware at the Delaware Community

Service Building, 100 W. lOth St.,

Wilmington. To register, call888-6885.

DR. MICHAEL BALICK 7 p.m. lecture

discussing the importance of the tropical

forest for the discovery of modern therapeutic

drugs and plants used in traditional

healing by indigenous cultures in Central

America and Micronesia at the Delaware

Center for Horticulture. For info. and

directions, call658-6262.

FLORAL DESIGN Basic floral design

concepts of flower arranging taught in six

3-hour sessions at Longwood Gardens in

Kennett Square, Pa. To register, call6l0-

388-1000 ext. 507.

STAMP GROUP I p.m. first and third

Tuesday of month at Newalk Senior

Center. 737-2336.

NEWARK LIONS 6:30p.m. first and third

Tuesday of month. LiQDS .meeUag with

program at the Holiday Inn. Newalk

27311-95 0 Call Marvin Quinn at 731-



and third Tuesdays at Liberty Baptist

Church, Red Lion Road, Bear. 838-2060.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT 7 to 9 p.m. at

Newark Senior Center, White Chapel

Road, Newark. Free & open to public.

Info. 737-2336.

NARFE II a.m. third Tuesday of month.

Newark Chapter of National Association

of Retired Federal Employees meets at

the First State Diner & Restaurant, 1108

S. College Ave. Info. 731-1628 or at 836-


SCRAPBOOKING 7-9 p.m. at Glasgow

Refonned Presbyterian Church, Summit

Bridge Road, Glasgow. Nursery, $2/child.

Info. 834-GRPC.


men who like to sing at NewArk Cburch

of Christ, East Main Street. For more

information, call Will at 368-3052.

SWEET ADELINF.S 7:30 -tO p.m.

See MEETINGS, 11 ...

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Wise moves fast

.... WISE, from 1

his visit.

Wise then heads off to a classroom,

slips into the computer lab

and knelt beside two boys sitting

in front of their monitors. The

teacher explains that the students

had previously earned five minutes

of free time to do whatever

they wanted on the computers.

Focusing in on the screen,

Wise asks one young man, "What

are you working on?

The student says he was completing

part of a lesson the class

just completed.

"How does that work? What

else can you do with that?" Wise

probes, listening patiently to the

boy's response.

The scene being played out by

the second boy, however, got the

attention of the leader of the

school district who since being

hired six months ago has been

relentlessly pounding horne the

message · for teachers to teach

"deeper" and students to expect


As the boy listens to music

through headphones and plays a

game on the computer, Wise

squints to look at the boy's

screen, trying to figure out the

game. When the boy does well,

Wise smiles.

"Good," he says, before patting

the boy on .the back and

quickly turning to leave.

When he steps into the hallway

for a debrief, Wise asks

Keen, "What did you see here?''

Keen is taken aback, unsure

how to respond to her boss.

Gathering her thoughts, she

defends the activity the boys

were engaged in, noting they

have special needs, and had

earned the free time through successes

in other areas.

Wise agrees they have special

needs, but asked why the students

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Wise looks for different strategies to handle situations that are not

working now.

could not have worked on something

academically challenging.

"Don't they have a newsletter

they could have been working

on?" he asks.

Voices aren't raised, no one is

angry, but the message is clear.

And everyone agrees there could

have been some "deeper" learning

going on.

Satisfied, Wise turns and

heads down the hallway to the

next classroom with principal,

director and interpreter hurrying

to keep up.

In each of the 10 classrooms

he visits today, Wise slips his

adult body into a chair designed

for a four-year-old or kneels

beside the students, tilts his head

to the side as he listens intently to

the teacher, nods his head in

agreement with student responses,

or asks questions of the children.

In each debrief with teachers

and staff he asks the same question.

"What did you see here?''

And, each time Wise challenges

the instructors.

"We must go deeper, faster

with this teaching thing," Wise

says. "Did you notice the energy

level of the teacher? Did you see

how involved the students


Wise expects students to learn

more than they are now, and

See WISE, 13 .....

"We must go deeper, faster with this teaching thing," Wise tells the

Sterck administrators.

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Superintendent has been in 200 classrooms

..... WISE, from 12

teachers to challenge themselves.

It's all about the "kiddoes," he

often says.

"We must go teacher by

teacher by teacher and ratchet the

system up," Wise says. Teachers

must hold each other accountable,

he said.

After the classroom visits, the

Sterck group assembles in the

conference room where Bosso

goes through the school's goals

for the next year, carefully

explaining each bar graph and

justifying every statistic on the

laptop, showing how they were

going to account for every student

to make progress.

Wise nods in agreement but is

also ready with suggestions, from ·

having teachers mentoring each

other to utilizing new resources

and programs. Also, he says,

there is some Florida research

that would help, reinforcing one

of his beliefs that initiatives

should be backed up with proven,

tested research.

Wrapping up

Finally, three hours later, Wise

leaves Sterck, carefully backs his

car out between the school

busses, weaves his way through

the parking lot and heads back to

Main Street.

During a quick stop at the

Burger King drive through for

lunch, Wise plans his next step.

He arrives back in his office,

with a few minutes to spare

before taking two conference

calls, one scheduled for 2:30

p.m., the second for 3:15p.m.

For the second call, Wise is

first on the line with four other

school superintendents, and a

member of the governor's cabinet

to discuss new technology that

would improve the reporting

process to the state.

For minutes the conversations

go around in circles, prompting

Wise to throw his hands into the

air. Unable to wait any longer,

Wise breaks in and says, "So

what's the next step and who will

be accountable for making that


It is after 4 p.m. when he hung

up the phone.

Before 4:30 p.m. he heads to a

task force meeting at Cobbs

Gauger. His day would end well

after 8 p.m.


himself, others

Wise's position entails duties

that could imprison him in his

Main Street office, but he spends

most of his time in the schools

with principals and teachers.

From September to mid­

December he had made more

than 200 classroom visits.

No matter where he goes or

whom he deals with, whether it

Very much the business man,

Wise can still joke and provide

levity in a meeting.

be at the local, national or state

level, Wise challenges the people

around him to take chances, be

vulnerable and make better


In nearly every conversation

Wise has, the same four words

are spoken with conviction:

Forthright, bold, data-driven and


"Rock those paradigms," he

told a staff member, reinforcing

his belief of challenging the status

quo. "It will be good for


"I always look at the glass half

empty," he said," but then I turn

that on myself."

Wise said taking on such a

daunting task of rescuing the

largest and most diversified

school district in the state is not

possible without having a strategic

plan in place or a good management

process to follow.

A key to making it all happen

is having the right people in place

who are not only capable but also

believe in his vision.

"It can't be about the adults

first," Wise said. "It's got to be

about the kids first," he said in

response to a recent board vote

concerning renewal of certain

staff contracts.

Wise said the one contract that

is on the line is his own. If the initiatives

that are implemented

don't succeed, if there are not significant

gains in student achievement,

if the board and parents are

not satisfied with the progress

made, then it won't be the teachers,

principals and staff members

who are fired, he said, it will be


"We have to get in there and

get the basics fixed before moving

forward," Wise said.

"Everyone wants to see the big

fanfare. I can't make the real

work sexy because it's not. If

you're looking for something

sexy, you won't find it here, look


"I've worked hard at not letting

my passion get in the way,"

he said. "It's very humbling. We

can pull the wrong levers and

damage our kids, the schools, and

the system."

What is Wise's vision, his bottom


"I want this school district to

work well for all the kids and all

the families," Wise said .. "Kids

and families will have to define

some of that, some I will have to

define and shake up paradigms to

do that."

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speak on

Rose case



This past week, former

Cincinnati Reds and

Philadelphia Phillies star

Pete Rose finally admitted

to the world that, yes, he

gambled on his beloved

profession of baseball. No

surprise there.

In his newly released

autobiography, Rose

speaks candidly about his

exploits while he was the

manager of the Reds. He

included the fact that he

bet on baseball, even his

own team quite often.

Some critics feel Rose

finally told the truth to

enhance his chances of

eventually being elected

into the Baseball Hall of

Fame in Cooperstown,

N.Y. As the all-time major

league hits leader, with

numerous all-star selections,

and several World

Series championships,

Rose has the personal credentials

to be enshrined

with the all time greats of

the game.

Former minor league

ball player and manager,

and Newark-area resident

Brandy Davis said he feels

then-Commissioner of

Baseball Faye Vincent,

was justified in barring

Rose from baseball about a

dozen years ago.

"In every minor league

and major league club

house, and every spring

training camp you go in to,

the first thing you see is a

sign prohibiting gambling

on baseball." he said.

The 76-year-old Davis

said baseball was saved,

and the entire no-gambling

rule came about following

the 1919 Black Sox

Scandal, in which some

members of the Chicago

White Sox, including

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson,

admitted to throwing the

World Series.

As for Rose, Davis said

he would reluctantly accept

him into the Hall of Fame.

"Certainly, his statistics

See ROSE, 15 .....

Indoor track season heats up



The Christiana, Newark and

Glasgow boys track teams finished

one, two three, respectively,

in the N5CTA Winter Indoor

Track Meet held Saturday at

Tower Hill High School in


The three-time defending state

champion Glasgow girls team

outran and out-jumped the rest of

the competition by a comfortable


Christiana had several first

place finishes and plenty of second

and thirds to out-point

Newark 56.75 to 52.75. The

Dragons wound up with 41.75

points on the day.

The Lady Dragons, competing

for the first time in several years

without all-state sprinter Karnilah

Salaam, (who graduated last

June), gathered 68 points, compared

to 56 for Brandywine and

37 points for Friends.

The Viking boys were led by

senior sprinter Chris Simpson,

who won the 400-meter dash in

53.66 seconds, Christiana's

3200-meter relay team grabbed a

first place in 9:25.61 and Mike

Williams won the shot put with a

toss of 44 feet, 11 inches. The

Vikings' Sam Rurigi finished

third in the 55-meter hurdles the

hard way; losing a shoe half way

through the race.

The Newark boys won the

1600-sprint medley, and finished

third in the 800 and 3200 runs,

and fourth in the 200 and 400



The Glasgow boys won the

1600-relay race and won a second

place in the 400 and a third in

the 200-meter races.

The Glasgow girls were led by

sophomore Jernail Hayes, who

won the 200 and 400-meter

races. The Lady Dragons also

won the 1600-relay race in the

time of 4:32.87, finished second

in the 800-meter relay and had a

fourth and fifth place finish in the

55-meter dash.


Newark High's Sarah Zomchick helped lead the Yellowjackets to a win over Brandywine last Thursday at the Glasgow High pool.

The win kept Newark undefeated on the season.

St. Mark's wins twice at Va. Duals



Experience that will help them

come state tournament time -

that's what teams want to get at

this time of the year.

The St. Mark's wrestling team

faced some of the best teams in

the country at the Virginia Duals

last weekend in Hampton, Va.

and hopes it came away with

some of that experience. The

Spartans won two of four matches

over the weekend, losing to

Pennsylvania's top-ranked team

(Northampton) and West

Virginia's top-ranked team

(Parkersburg South).

Freshman Tommy Abbott and

senior Andrew Jordan each posted

wins in all four matches.

St. Mark's started the tournament

on a positive note, rolling

past Grundy (Va.) 63-12. Jeremy

Shaw, Tim Falgowski, Andrew

Jordan, Brian Willis and Sullivan

all had pins while Andrew Riley,

Andrew Bradley and Brian

Collins all had technical falls.

The Spartans then fell 55-13

to powerful Northampton. The

Konkrete Kids are the top-ranked

team in Pa. and No. 5 in the country.

Abbott won a tough 3-0 decision

over a Northampton senior

at 103 while Kyle Skinner earned

an 11-1 major decision at 152 and

Jordan picked up a third-period


St. Mark's rebounded to top

Vorhees Eastern (N.J.) 36-31 in

the consolation bracket. The win

was impressive when Eastern's

close loss to nationally ranked

Great Bridge (Va.) is taken into


Riley, Bradley and Eddie

See WRESTLE, 15 .....


Glasgow runs past Newark



Senior Marc Egerson scored

28 points to lead Glasgow to a

66-47 drubbing of Flight A rival

Newark Thursday night, on the

Yellowjackets' home court.

Egerson, last season's "Player

of the Year" in Delaware, showed

his teammates and opponents he

is gradually rounding into midseason

form by hitting for 14 of

the Dragons' 17 points in the first

quarter, and also grabbing a

handful of rebounds at both ends

of the court.

"I was pleased with our performance

on the court," said

Glasgow coach Don

Haman. "But, I wasn't happy

with the inconsistent defense. We

looked good, then on the next

play, we looked terrible out

there. So that's something we

really need to work on out on the


While Glasgow was dropping

shots, the young Newark offense

struggled early in the game. The

team missed their first five shots,

and · made only two of twelve

from the field in the first

quarter. The Jackets trailed by

eight after the first quarter, then

fell behind 32-20 by halftime.

Newark coach Greg Benjamin

said his young and relatively

inexperienced team will likely

have some growing pains as the

team progresses through its season

and its tough Flight A schedule.

"We also play a difficult

schedule, but I'm confident that

will make us a better and more

consistent team by the end of the

year," he said.

In· the second half, Newark

continued to commit a number of

turnovers, while Glasgow maintained

its hot shooting. Egerson

received plenty of help from a

strong supporting cast including

Mike Ingram, Deonte Burton,

Khyle Nelson and Pete

Folke. The Jackets were unable

to overcome a double-digit

deficit against a formidable

opponent for the rest of the contest.

In addition to Ege.rson's 28

points,' Burton and Nelson each

had 13 points, and Ingram had a

strong game defensively.

Senior Cartier Johnson lead

Newark in scoring with 15,

while Terrance William added 13

points on the night.

jANUARY 16, 2004 • NEWARK POST • PAGE 15


Marc Egerson drives to the basket for two of his 28 points.

Blue Hens pull away for league win over JMU

Senior guard Mike Ames and

sophomore forward Harding

Nana each hit for season highs

with 28 and 22 points respectively

and the University of Delaware

broke open a close game down

the stretch with a 12-2 run on the

way to an 80-66 Colonial Athletic

Association men's basketball victory

over James Madison

Monday night at the Bob

Carpenter Center.

Delaware (8-5, 2-2 CAA),

corning off two consecutive conference

losses, bounced back

with a solid effort, pulling away

in the final five minutes for the

victory. James Madison (3-9, 0-4

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CAA) remained winless in conference

play despite a seasonhigh

19 points from guard Daniel


Ames connected on 6 of 12

three-pointers for the game,

draining all five attempts in the

second half, to finish with a season-high

28 points, his fourth 20point

effort of the season and the

13th of his career. Nana, a firstyear

transfer from Virginia Tech,

connected on 10 of 11 free throws

and finished with 22 points to go

with nine rebounds. Guard Mike

Slattery chipped in with 1.4 points

and nine assists and freshman

center Raphael Madera pulled a

career-high 12 rebounds.

Delaware held a 36-24 rebounding


James Madison, which has

lost all five all-time meetings

with Delaware, also got 13 points

each from forward David Cooper

and guard Chris Williams.

However, leading scorer Dwayne

Broyles (15.6 ppg) was held to

just six points.

The first half was closely contested

until the final five minutes

when the Hens used a surge to go

up by 10 points at 30-20 with

4:48 remaining. But the Dukes

rallied and cut the halftime lead

to 32-29 as John Naparlo nailed a

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three-pointer and added two free

throws and Cooper and Williams

both added baskets.

The second half featUred more

of the same as the teams posted

eight lead changes and six ties,

the last one at 55-55 when

Broyles hit his third free throw in

a one-minute span with 8:09

remaining. But the game changed

drastically from there.

Delaware broke off on a 12-2

run as Slattery scored seven

straight points for the Hens,

David Lunn scored on a breakaway

dunk, and Ames followed

with a long three-pointer to move

the lead up to 67-57 with 5:13

left. The Dukes never got closer

than nine points ·the rest of the


The Hens stayed in front

thanks to two slam dunks from

Robin Wentt, his only two baskets

of the game, just 26 seconds

apart, and five free throws in the

final 1:27 of the contest.

Delaware got just eight points

from its bench, snapping a streak

of 71 straight games with double

figure scoring from its reserves.

Spartans win in Virginia

..... WRESTLE, from 14

Quinn led the Spartans, earning

16 ·team points in the middle of

the lineup. Abbott and Jordan

won by tech fall while Skinner

earned a major decision.

The Spartans lost a chance to

finish in the top four when they

fell 40-23 to Parkersburg South .

Abbott, Shaw and Jordan all

recorded pins for the Spartans in

the match. Bradley and Willis

each won by decision.

St. Mark's will compete in the

Mount Mat Madness tournament

this weekend in Maryland.

Hall maybe, but no job in baseball

..... ROSE, from 14

would qualify him, and

"Shoeless" Joe for that matter,"

he said, but as far as returning to

baseball in any other capacity,


as a manager or coach, I would

say definitely no to that," said

Davis, who's now an Eastern

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Jeffrey Sheraton receives Eagle Scout award


resident Jeffrey

L. Sheraton earned the

rank of Eagle Scout in

August. Sheraton is a member of

Boy Scout Troop 601, which is

sponsored by Salem United

Methodist Church. The

Scoutmaster is Edward I.

Wedman Jr. also of Newark and

also an Eagle Scout.

Science fair winners listed

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father underwent it for seven


Science teacher Elaine Lewis

said that the fair went well and

the kids were excited about what

they had learned.

Judging took place and there

were 12 winners chosen. For

experiments, 1st Place - Marty

Drake, 2nd Place- Danny

Margerison, 3rd place- Coleen

McCarren, 4th Place- Ashley

McConnell, 5th Place- Paige

Lawver and Kelsey Rowley and

6th Place- Kevin Lane. For

exhibits, 1st Place- Steffan

Geanopoulos, 2nd Place- Olyvia

Davis, 3rd Place- Jennifer Davis,

4th Place- Candyce Anderson

and Deleshia Conquest, 5th

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Aaron Walls and 6th Place- Nick


PBS changes atmosphere

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Parents are also involved in

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child's point card which is completed

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Now her focus is on new

student orientation and reinforcement

of positive behavior.

"PBS has positively changed

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school," Speirs said, "all students

know what the expectations are,

what the consequences are and to

strive to follow the principles."

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The project included building

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patio. One garden contains an

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the other contains a pond with a

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Around the patio he planted

bushes between landscaping ties

to create a natural barrier.

Inside, he set up a 20-gallon

fish tank with plants and an

assortment of tropical fish.

Through donations from area

businesses, Sheraton was able to

obtain all of the materials and

supplies. Sheraton, a 14-year-old

freshman at St. Mark's High

School, is the son of Vicki Krett

Sheraton and Greg Sheraton.

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actor, artist

NEWARK resident Andrew

LeGrand Zimmerman died on

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003.

Mr. Zimmerman, 73, was a composer

of a musical praising Delaware

and its patriots.

A man with a protean creativity,

he loved tailgating at Delaware Blue

Hens games and rooting for his alma


He was also proud of his William

Penn High School Class of '48, with

which he celebrated many reunions.

Enlisting during the Korean War

in 1951, Mr. Zimmerman ran computers

for the Navy in the days of

hulking machines and keypunched


The ability to command a clanking

IBM card sorter earned Mr.

Zimmerman the senior programmer

position at DuPont Edge Moor,

where he worked for 23 years.

But the conceptual energy the

Navy harnessed to manage data systems

also sent him spinning down

artistic pathways.

Mr. Zimmerman was an actor and

an artist.

A Life Member of the

Brandywiners troupe, he was their

mayor of River City and Lazar Wolf.

With local theaters, Mr.

Zimmerman played the titular "Man

Who Came to Dinner," Big Daddy,

the Cowardly Lion, and the farmer in

"Charlotte's Web."

For many years, Wilmingtonians

heard his deep bass as Santa on Edge

Moor's safety phone line, and he was

a comic at First Night Wilmington

three times.

Appearing in over 50 industrial

and educational videos-including one

for the Delaware State Police, in

which Mr. Zimmerman, a teetotaler

and friend of Bill W., portrayed a

drunk driver-he logged enough professional

acting time to acquire the

coveted AFfRA/SAG card.

Meanwhile his irrepressible creativity

found visual expression in a

series of photographic collages

chronicling highlights of his acting.

He formed Le Grand Collage

Company to distribute his work

among fellow actors, his most lucrative

artistic venture.

Painting since the '50s, Mr.

Zimmerman combined brush work

and. photographic images in "Mardi

Gras '93," which was exhibited in the

Carvel State Office Building.

His camera work and editing

skills were prized by Edge Moor's

"Conveyor" newsletter, his main

occupation after he retired from computing.

Perhaps the activity that best

blended his left-brain/right-brain talents

was his 10 years chairing the

annual craft show at the Center for

Creative Arts in Yorklyn.

With warmth and humor, Mr.

Zimmerman accumulated many


In the '60s, a group of them

helped him found the Newark Elks

Lodge, which he twice served as

exalted ruler and became chairman of

trustees for the Tri-State Elks


When parts of his neighborhood

were still a muskrat-burrowed

swamp, he helped create the Hillside

Civic Association to drain it, and

when burgeoning development 40

years later, created a traffic bog on

Harmony Road, Mr. Zimmerman

matched wits with De!DOT to shrink


Mr. Zimmerman was an active

member of the Republican Party.

He ran for New Castle County

Council in 1980 and 1992.

Singing the national anthem to

convene several Republican state

conventions at which he was a dele-

Deborah Lynn Petitt-Mimikos, 40,

assistant in city's Planning Department


resident Deborah

Lynn Petitt-Mirnikos died

on Sunday, January ll,

2004 at Christiana Hospital.

Mrs. Petitt-Mirnikos, 40, was

an administrative assistant, working

in the Planning Department of

the City of Newark for the past

two years. Previously, she worked

for eight years for the City of

Wilmington. She was a member

of the Red Lion United Methodist

Church aild served as the secretary

of the church council. In

gate, exampled his lifelong mingling

of tallying and talent for his

Delaware home.

He is survived by his wife of 50

years, Joan; children, Bonnie Berg of

Kenner, La., Andrew Zimmerman Jr.

of Philadelphia, Pa., Laura Orsic of

Wilmington, Andrea Kay of

Brentwood, Calif., and Lee

Zimmerman of Hollywood; and five

grandchildren ..

Services were held at St. Marks

United Methodist Church in Stanton.

Ann E. Swales, owner

of ceramic shop here

Newark resident Ann E. Swales

died on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at


Mrs. Swales, 72, was born in

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

She was employed as an office

manager/assistant in a podiatry practice

for 17 years and was also the

owner of the former Ann's C&G

Ceramic Shop in Newark.

A talented artist, she enjoyed

many types of crafts, especially

ceramics, as well as constructing doll

houses and needlework.

She was a long-standing member

of the Wesleyan Church of Newark.

She is survived by her children,

Jan Yoder, Carol Phipps and Robert

C. Swales Jr., all of Newark; brothers,

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addition, she was a Brownie

Scout troop leader. Above all, she

was a loving wife and mother and

was devoted to caring for her


She is survived by her husband,

Charles George Mirnikos;

daughters, Jennifer Lynn Mimikos

and Sarah Lynn Mirnikos, both at

home; and son, Kenneth Edward

Petitt of Marydel; mother, Lida

Cliingenfield Petitt of New

Castle; brother, Gary Wayne Petitt

of New Castle; and sister, Linda

N.J., and William Williams of

Newark; six grandchildren; and one


Services were held at the

Wesleyan Church of Newark.

Interment was in the Head of

Christiana Cemetery, also in Newark.

Jean Kathleen Cogan

Beard, worked for

Newark School District

Newark resident Jean Kathleen

Cogan Beard died on Friday, Jan. 2,


Mrs. Beard, 86, was born in

Westmoreland County, Pa.

She worked in the cafeteria for

the Newark School District from

1971 to 1974.

Prior to that, she was employed

by RMR Corporation and ARA


Mrs. Beard was a member of the

Kingswood United Methodist

Spoon of Newark.

Services were held Jan. ts 8f

the Red Lion United Methodist

Church in Bear. Interment was in

Gracelawn Memorial Parkin New


At the request of family members,

contributions may be made

to the Jennifer and Sarah

Mirnikos and Kenneth Petitt Trust

Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 1 Penn

Mart Center, New Castle, DE


Church in Brookside, where she was

a member of the Martha Circle, sang

in the church choir, was a Sunday

School Teacher, as well as the

founder of the food closet.

She was also a liaison for the

Hope Dining Room, and a member

of the Newark Senior Center.

Mrs. Beard enjoyed sewing, reading

and bible study.

She is survived by her daughters,

Norma Jean Little of Delaware City,

DQrothy Ellen Jarrell of Bear, and

Judith Lynn Sherman of Newark;

son, Richard Norman Beard of

Middletown; brothers, Rawlan D.

Cogan of Latrobe, Pa., Robert H.

Cogan of Meterdale, Pa., and

Kenneth H. Cogan of Albuquerque,

N.M.; sister, Selma C. McCann of

Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 13


Services were held at the Gee

Funeral Home in Elkton, Md.

Interment was in the Gilpin

Manor Memorial Park, also in

Elkton, Md.


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