state championship bound- The Laurel football players raise their helmets to the Bulldog fans following last weekend's 14-0 win over Wilmington Friends in state semifinal play. The Bulldogs play Hodgson in the Division II state championship game this Saturday in Newark. See story on page 37.

Photo by Lynn Schofer

Laurel School Board rules out moving into new schools over break

OPERATION WE CARE - Volunteers assemble 594 care packages to help combat 'yuletide blues' in the armed forces deployed overseas. Page 3 - By Don Allen
TRIBUTE - Senator Robert Venables among honorees at Nanticoke Tributes dinner. Page 4 - By Lynn R. Parks...

FUNDING - Town of Laurel continues to receive HUD money for housing rehabs. Page 10 - By Tony E. Winds...

PAY PER VIEW - Laurel's Briscoe Brothers set for Pay Per View special. Page 12 - By Tony E. Winds...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with habitat restoration work on Broad Creek. Page 20 -

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OUTDOOR SUMMIT - Senator Robert Venables honored during Outdoor Summit on the grounds of Stockley Center. Page 28 - By Tony E. Winds...

STATE SEMIFINALS - The Sussex Tech and Laurel varsity football teams compete in the state semifinals. Pages 37 and 38 - By Lynn Schofer<...

All-CONFERENCE - Western Sussex Fall sports all-conference first team player photos start on page 39. -

STARS OF THE WEEK - A pair of Laurel football players are this week's Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 39 -

WINTER SPORTS - Winter sports season begins next week. Schedules and team info in the sports section. -