Engine Number one returns home. Seaford Volunteer Fire Departmentís (SVFD) 1921 Seagrave Pumper Engine #1 returned to Seaford last Thursday after undergoing a complete restoration. Above, Seaford Mayor Dan Short (right) thanks Restoration Committee chairman Bill Slatcher, state Representative Tina Fallon and the truck donator John Willey, Jr., president of Peninsula Oil Corporation of Blades, for their efforts in getting the engine restored. Related photos on page 19.

Photo by Philip V.R. Livingston



Dress code for Seaford discussed - The Seaford School Board was given a presentation on the state test scores and discussed a new district dress code policy which would include uniforms for grades K-8. Page 2

Teens charged with manslaughter - State Police Monday, Aug. 19, at around 10 a.m., arrested Melvin J. Vickery, 14, and Trey H. Dunning, 15, for the drowning death of 13-year-old Harold A. Crump of Blades. They were both arrested for one count of manslaughter. Page 4

Report released on cause of death - State health officials have determined that the cause of death of a 14-year-old Blades boy was the result of a blow to the chest. Medically, the cause of death is listed as a homicide, since it was cause by a blow from another youth. The Attorney Generalís office at presstime had still not determined if criminal charges would be filed. Page 5

Motorcade to escort Moving Wall - Riders of all models of motorcycles ó from the large touring Harley-Davidsons and Gold Wings to the sport bikes fancied by mostly younger riders ó will band together and ride as one to escort The Moving Wall, a tribute to veterans of the Viet Nam War. Page 10

Music, contests, fireworks at Fair - Toe-tapping music and dance, a talent contest, prayer breakfast, Civil War-era troops, a pig roast, horse and buggy rides, fireworks and more will make the Ninth annual Towne & Country Fair the biggest yet. Page 14

GOP candidates line up for race - Two GOP hopefuls are competing in the Primary Election for the right to challenge state Sen. Thurman Adams for his seat in the November General Election. Page 18

Is West Nile virus a major threat? - How big a threat is the West Nile virus to residents of the Delmarva Peninsula? What should you do to protect yourself? Page 26