Mann Jenkins, who is a senior at Seaford High School, seems to always have a smile on his face even though he faces daily challenges being confined to a wheelchair.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

This Mann is inspiration to all who cross his path

IN CELEBRATION - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a two-day event this year with activities planned at the Seaford Golf & Country Club and the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. The first day is planned for adults and the second day is scheduled for children. Page 3

HOLIDAY ROBBERY - A local family’s Christmas is ruined by thieves who break in and steal their children’s presents from under the tree. Page 3

TWO TOWNS - Two town leaders take a look ahead to the new year and forecast what will happen in 2004. Page 6

TOURNAMENTS - Even with the holiday break, several local basketball teams are playing in tournaments in two states. Pages 20-22

DON’T DO IT - New Year’s Eve is not the time to drink and drive. Pages 24, 25

SET SAIL - Have you ever dreamed of sailing the ocean blue in an actual tall ship? The Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware’s official tall ship, is looking for volunteer crew members. Training sessions are being planned for upcoming Saturdays. Page 27

CHOO-CHOO - The popular model railroad display in Delmar will be open to the public in early January. Page 27

PERFECT TIMING - The timely purchase of a piece of fire equipment saves thousands of dollars in property damage in Laurel. Page 4