Patricia Kapolka (back, near center) stands with the students

in her homeroom at Frederick Douglass Intermediate School, Seaford. Kapolka is the first teacher in the Seaford School District to be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She has been with the district for nine years.

Photo by Lynn R. Parks

Governor kicking off 200th - The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Bicentennial kickoff dinner is being held Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Laurel Wesleyan Church, US 13A, at 6 p.m. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will be the guest speaker. The dinner is open to everyone. For reservations call the chamber at 875-9319. Deadline for tickets is Jan. 21.

Looking back - A flood and September 11 attacks mar 2001. Page 2

Winter Gala - Get your tickets now for the dance of a lifetime. Page 6

Realty check - What you see on TV is not a clear picture of health care. Page 10

Honor Roll students lists - Pages 4, 5 & 21