John Tomeski snapped this photo as he was fleeing a fire at Crooked Creek, Idaho. Seconds after the group of firefighters had passed the fire in the background, flames leapt over the road. Tomeski, 35, is a volunteer with the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department and recently spent 14 days in Idaho, fighting forest fires for the National Forest Service. See story, page 8.
African-American Festival - Food, fun and tales are part of the festivities. Page 4

Bike tour next weekend - The third annual Greenwood Trust Southern Delaware Heritage Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, Sept. 3, starting and ending at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. For a registration form contact Ron MacArthur at 629-8740.

Ag friends - Charles C. Allen Jr. and R. Byron Palmer received this year's Sussex County Outstanding Service to Agriculture award. Page 2

Agreement - Salisbury State and Delaware Tech are expanding opportunities for careers in nursing and human services/social work.
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Cat scare - Residents of Snug Harbor, east of Seaford, have sighted a large, black cat and state police have issued a warning. Page 30