The Seaford DuPont plant

is becoming part of a new wholly owned subsidiary, called DuPont Textiles & Interior.

Photo by Michael Sullivan

Blades election cancelled - Julie Chelton, town administrator, said Tuesday that only one candidate filed for election in Blades as of the Monday deadline. The problem with that is that there are three seats up for election. Incumbent David Ruff was the only one to file. He will continue on the council. Ruff has served eight years. Incumbent Earl Chaffinch, who has served 25 years, and incumbent Terry Wilson, who has served 12 years, did not file for personal reasons. Blades Mayor B.J. Hardin is now responsible for appointing two town residents to fill the town council slots. The town meets the second Monday of each month. Hopefully, Hardin will have his selections made by that time to be approved by the town council.

Train Show Saturday - Seaford Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Toy and Train Show will take place Saturday, Feb. 16. See page 6 for details.

MDDC Press Assoc. contest winner - Contributing writer Michael McClure won second place in the Continuing Coverage category in the annual Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association Editorial Contest for his series on the odor problem in Bridgeville. The Star joined the MDDC Press Association in September 2001 and this is the first time it has been eligible to enter the contest.

Candidates’ Night - The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding a Candidates’ Night at the Methodist Manor House on Thursday, Feb. 21. Page 2

West promoting culture - Teresa S. West is promoting African-American culture this month. Details and some of her poems begin on page 17.

Vaccine danger - Smallpox vaccine has very severe side effects. When compared to a possible threat, they are not worth it. Page 12

Valentine’s Day contest - Find out who won the Star’s “Hearts” contest on page 21