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October 8, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
An open house and community fair at Delaware County Community College's main campus in Marple Township Saturday marked its 25th anniversary. Events included a magic show and theater production for children and an arts and crafts exhibit by DCCC staff and faculty.
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September 8, 1995 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
An Exton developer and Delaware County Community College (DCCC) have joined forces with a proposal that could give Chester County its first community college campus. Builder Jack Loew and DCCC have approached East Brandywine Township about putting a community college on 30 acres of the former Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School site on Route 322. Chester County is the only county in the Philadelphia area without a community college. Many plans to establish one have arisen over the last 30 years, but all fell through for lack of funding.
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September 3, 1996 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delaware County Community College is still committed to constructing a branch campus in Chester County at the former Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School on Route 322. But confusion involving state financing has held up the proposal, which was first announced a year ago. According to Robert Slough, DCCC's director of finance, the college applied for financing from the state Department of Education. But instead of applying for consideration as a branch campus, the application was submitted for a "temporary facility," Slough said in an interview Thursday.
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May 25, 1994 | By Bill Frischling, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The 11,000 students at Delaware County Community College will return to classes next year, courtesy of the Garnet Valley School District, which became the eighth school district to approve the college's budget at its board meeting last night. DCCC needed eight of the 11 sponsoring school districts - or two-thirds - to approve its $36 million budget for the coming school year by June 30. Several weeks ago, when four districts had turned down the budget, DCCC officials said that without eight yes votes, the college would close.
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March 19, 1997 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delaware County Community College received conditional approval from the state yesterday to build a branch campus for 5,000 students in East Brandywine Township, Chester County. The Department of Education will finance half of $9 million in construction and renovation costs. This year, $155 million was budgeted for the state's 15 community colleges, said Michael Poliakoff, deputy secretary for post-secondary and higher education. "The region is seeing an increase in population and interest in higher education," said Poliakoff.
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November 27, 1995 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Justin Knewstub came back, and the Delaware County Community College basketball star is glad he did. Knewstub spent a year at Indiana University after graduating from Harriton High in 1993. He was not about to make Bobby Knight's Hoosiers lineup, so he returned to Delaware County to play for DCCC. The move has paid off. Knewstub made the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Conference all-star team last season, and he has been a factor in DCCC's 5-1 start this season. "I wanted to play basketball and figured my best chance to get noticed was here," Knewstub said.
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March 4, 1998 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The state Department of Education is on the verge of approving its half of the $6.75 million cost of opening a branch of Delaware County Community College here, officials said yesterday. DCCC president Richard D. DeCosmo said state budget approval had been slower than expected, but added: "I think we have crossed all the hurdles. We are expecting budget approval today or tomorrow. " DeCosmo spoke yesterday as college officials updated the commissioners at a meeting in West Chester on DCCC's proposal to open the branch on 30 acres of the former Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School site off Route 322. DCCC also asked the Chester County commissioners to contribute $50,000 this year toward college-sponsored job training, placement programs, and additional classroom space for DCCC's existing facility in Exton.
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April 19, 1992 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John Truitt of Darby Borough signed up for classes on France, investing, women's studies and Quaker history. Jean Woolf of Havertown enrolled in a memory course, and Kingsley Weest of Havertown studied the recent political changes in Europe and Asia. All three were students at Delaware County Community College's 10th Annual Elder Education Week. "I've been coming for four years," said Woolf, 75. "It gives me a wonderful lift and I get to see what other people are doing. " More than 220 county residents ages 60 and older attended the special week of classes held Monday through Thursday on DCCC's campus.
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September 15, 1991 | By Georgia S. Ashby, Special to The Inquirer
More than 1,600 Chester County residents are crossing the line to attend Delaware County Community College, and some people believe it is time for Chester County to have a community college of its own. A committee made up of educators, executives and a representative from the League of Women Voters was formed Wednesday to determine the need for a community college in Chester County. Chairman Stephen Marvin, Coatesville library director, expects to present the committee's findings to the county by 1993.
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October 25, 1992 | By Cindy Anders, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ever so quietly, Chester County commissioners have taken a first step in evaluating the county's interest in a community college. Joseph Kenna, chairman of the county commissioners, sent a letter to many of the county's townships and boroughs asking whether the local governments believe there is a need for a community college. The letter also asked whether local governments would be willing to pay one-third of the tuition costs for students from their area. Kenna explained in the letter that according to state law, there must be local sponsors before a community college can be formed.
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November 17, 2012 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Nobuko Sugiura - Noko to friends - was a girl growing up in Japan, she yearned to come to the United States to study English. But her father said no. So she stayed in Japan. She married, raised two children, cared for her ailing mother. She listened to English-language radio, savoring the words. Then, last year, her mother died. Her brother took her aside. "You always did everything for everyone," she said he told her. "It's time to do what you want in life. " At age 71, Sugiura is living her dream.
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October 12, 2012 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer
IT'S BEEN AN UP, down and up again week for Kathy Boockvar, the Democrat challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in the area's most competitive congressional race. First, the Bucks County lawyer scored a high-profile endorsement from former governor Ed Rendell. Days later, she learned that the national organization for Democratic House candidates was pulling $1.1 million in planned TV ads that could have boosted her chances. And then her campaign released its quarterly fundraising totals, showing a solid half-million-dollar haul.
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January 8, 2012 | By Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
TRENTON - A North Jersey congressman whose district has been carved up because the state is losing a seat in the House of Representatives said Democrats in Washington won't help pay for his primary fight against another incumbent Democrat. Rep. Steve Rothman said Thursday that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will sit out the race between him and Rep. Bill Pascrell. Rothman, the biggest loser in a process that resulted in new congressional districts for 2013, said he decided to challenge Pascrell after the reconfigured map split up his district.
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March 24, 2011
A man who once monitored the Philadelphia School District's antiviolence efforts might make a run for the U.S. House. Former safe-schools advocate Jack Stollsteimer is considering challenging Rep. Pat Meehan, the Republican freshman in the Seventh District, and has met with top Washington Democrats about the race. "Party leaders have approached me to consider running, and I'm honored by that," Stollsteimer said in an interview. "I am thinking about it, though it's a bit early in the process.
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May 3, 2007 | By Lini S. Kadaba and Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The stealth e-mailer "J Feathers" ultimately failed at holding Delaware County Community College hostage. That was the appraisal of students, faculty and administrators interviewed as they returned to DCCC yesterday. They emphasized that campus life had picked up pretty much where it left off Thursday, when two e-mail threats with the unusual signature closed the school. As police watched over the college's five campuses, most of the 10,100 students attended classes - including at the targeted Exton and Downingtown sites - and expressed few concerns beyond next week's final exams.
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May 1, 2007 | By Jeff Shields and Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
In what is believed to be the longest disruption of a college campus since the Virginia Tech shootings, the Delaware County Community College system will remain shut for another day as teams of investigators track the author of a menacing e-mail. Eight faculty members received the e-mail Thursday that said the writer was "stressed out" and planning to bring guns to the Downingtown and Exton campuses yesterday or today, said Ralph Burton, police chief in West Whiteland Township, home to the Exton branch.
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April 30, 2007 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Classes at Delaware County Community College are canceled today - for a fourth day - while police try to find the person who issued threatening e-mails that hint of a Virginia Tech-style massacre. "The e-mails were written by a rather disturbed individual who was threatening violence on a large scale," West Whiteland Police Sgt. Martin Malloy, who is investigating the threat, said yesterday. "He or she described a deed that would remind you of what happened at Virginia Tech. " He would not elaborate.
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October 29, 2006 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Crouched behind the door of the police car, with his weapon drawn, Thomas Thompson kept his eyes on the car in front that had been stopped in connection with an armed robbery. With loud, clear commands, Thompson, a cadet at the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy, ordered the driver to show his hands, then slowly get out of the car. "Gun," he called out as he spotted a weapon in the driver's waistband. Thompson ordered the driver to keep his hands on his head and drop to his knees, crossing his ankles.
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September 26, 2004 | By Gloria A. Hoffner INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
One director, three choruses. Adeline Bethany was a professor at Delaware County Community College and Cabrini College in the mid-1970s when she began working with the colleges' choruses. In 1982, Bethany said, she brought the two groups together for a European tour - a performance tradition that continued this summer with a 10th trip. In addition to the combined group, she continues to direct the individual college choruses. "Music is my passion. I'm a people person.
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