Chris Hevner is congratulated by Edward H. Hancock, CEO/President Nanticoke Health Services, after being named the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital 2002 Employee of the Year.

Photo by Mike McClure

Blades Noise Ordinance - At the Jan. 13 Blades Council meeting, the Town Council adopted Noise Ordinance No. 421-0, to become effective Feb. 13. Noise Ordinance 421-0 is posted at the Town Hall for anyone wishing to read it.

Girl power - Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will speak at the second annual Girl Power, sponsored by the Seaford Association of University Women and the Seaford School District. Page 2

Writers association - The Eastern Shore Writers Association, which was formed in the 1970s, has about 100 members, the majority of whom are published authors. Page 3

LADY JAYS WIN SHOWDOWN - The Seaford girls’ basketball team relied on its outside shooting to defeat Polytech in a battle of Henlopen North contenders. Page 22

SEAFORD WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT - The Seaford boys’ basketball team won its fifth consecutive game and came away with a 75-73 upset of Smyrna last week. Page 22

Snowball 2003 - Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary has just what the doctor ordered to beat the winter doldrums: “SnowBall 2003.” Page 6

Chaffinch retiring - After 30 years of service as a carrier with the Seaford Post Office, Ben Chaffinch is hanging up his mailbag. Page 11

Malpractice insurance - The high cost of malpractice insurance is having a serious impact on the health care industry. Page 12

Amber alert - The AMBER Alert system, which publicly broadcasts information about child abductions, is active in Delaware.

Police - A Seaford man sought for a robbery that occurred on Friday, Jan. 17, was taken into custody by Maryland authorities Monday. Page 20