Snowball 2003. The committee members of “The Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Services” of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital presented the “Snow Ball 2003,” the annual Winter Gala for the auxiliary at the Seaford Golf and Country Club on Saturday sponsored by the Citizens Bank/Mellon Bank as even sponsor and supported by Wilmington Trust. Left to right are: Pat Olekszyk, NHS Auxiliary president; Linda Robertson and Sharon Mears, publicity; Sherry Michalik and Sandy Connell, co-chairs; Yohko Doran and Connie Bienvenue, decorations; Jean Baldwin, ticket sales; and Judi Thoroughgood, reservations. Missing from picture is Missy Rkitzke, ticket sales. Story and related photos on page 29.

Photo by Phil Livingston

Janosik honored - Johnny Janosik was honored at Peninsula Regional Medical Center for his recent $100,000 contribution. Page 2

Smoking ban - Smokers now have to indulge their habit outside — in the cold. Page 5

Guard call-up - The Delaware Army National Guard’s 280th Signal Battalion, of which Co. A in Seaford is a part, is being called to active duty. Page 9

Dupont callback - The DuPont Co. nylon plant in Seaford has called back to work 45 people who were laid off in 2001. Page 9

Girls among state’s elite - The Seaford girls’ basketball team won its ninth straight game last week with a 61-49 upset of St. Elizabeth, which was ranked second in the state. Page 23

Malpractice - Malpractice is a commonly used term. However, it is not clear to everyone what the term actually means. Page 28