STATE CHAMPS. The 2003 Senior League softball state champions proudly display their banner on the infield on the Middletown field following their amazing double-header win over Dover on Friday night. Front, from left: Mary Massey, Hannah Roberts, Amber Zebley, Lindsey Smart, Ashley Jones, Monica Neal, Christa Liammayty, Cherohn Brown and manager Russ Neal. Back- coach Chris Jones, coach Gordon Hearn, UíNek Brown, Angela Owens, Jessica Hearn and Caitlin Morris. See story page 20.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

Annexation election scheduled - The City of Seaford will hold a special Annexation Election on Sept. 8, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex on High Street. The election will determine the request by property owner Jay Dolby to annex about 176 acres of commercial and residential lands into the corporate limits of Seaford. The property includes Dolbyís farm and business and is located northeast of Seaford, adjacent to US 13 and Old Furnace Road. During the Tuesday, July 22 meeting of Seaford Mayor and Council, Mayor Dan Short appointed a Special Annexation Election Board to monitor the election. Appointed were Ernest Makowski, Presiding Officer; Rhea Shannon, city resident and property owner and Dolby, property owner of the area being proposed for annexation.

AFRAM Festival - In just eight days the two-day 2003 Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will kick off on August 8 and 9 at Nutter Park. Page 4

Menu Guide - See inside for the Menu Guide, a convenient booklet that will help you decide where to eat out or where to buy carry out.

Showtime - The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association will hold its 43rd Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show. Page 14

Fema - As part of an on-going project to help Delaware become a more disaster resistant state, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, local emergency management and municipal officials have scheduled public meetings. Page 14

Miracle win - The Seaford senior softball all-star team came back from a 9-3 deficit to force a deciding game in the state tournament. Seaford will move on to the Eastern Regionals in Connecticut after winning the second game, 8-0. Page 20

Swim finale - The Seaford Golf and Country Club swim team is preparing for the Delmarva Swim Association league championship which takes place this weekend in Dover. Page 20