Above is a scene along High Street, Seaford during Riverfest.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Independence Day 2002 celebration - Laurel’s 8th annual Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, will feature the celebration’s traditional patriotic events as well as a tribute to the town’s 200 years of history. Page 2

Schedule of events - Find out what’s going on in Laurel from the prayer breakfast to the fireworks. Page 2

Young fiddler - Leah Rachel Gray, 8, who has shared the stage with the likes of Lee Greenwood, will be in Laurel July 4. Page 14

Pageant - Part of this year’s Independence Day celebration is a pageant from 5:30 to 7 p.m. directed by Cherl Jones. Page 14

BUSINESS - The Small Business Administration has extended the filing deadline for businesses affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. Page 4

FAT PROBLEM - Too much TV will ultimately lead to increasing the number of children who think that violence is okay. It will also increase the number of fat children. Page 10

CRACKDOWN - Delaware has kicked-off its participation in “Checkpoint Strikeforce,” a six-month sobriety checkpoint safety initiative. Page 11

FAT SOLUTION - Start the summer off right at your picnic or barbecue with these grilling recipes from Weight Watchers. Page 12

STATE BUDGET - Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signs the 2003 budget that maintains state services without a major revenue increase. Page 14