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October 25, 1987 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is a tidy little town that calls itself a city. It is the state capital, and has two colleges and 23,000 residents. But still, at heart, it's just a tidy little town. The small-town essence of Dover flows from the friendliness of the people, the neat streets and beautiful 18th- and 19th-century homes, and from the fact that just about everything centers, New England-like, on the green in the heart of town. And there are other charming touches. The state museum is housed in a former Presbyterian church built in 1790.
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March 15, 1989 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
Unbeaten Pottstown took its initial step toward the PIAA Class AAA state title last night with a 94-62 victory over Dover in the tournament's first round at Norristown High. The Trojans (26-0), the District 1 champions, got off to an extremely slow start against Dover (18-11), the District 3 fourth seed. After trailing by 8-2 with 5 minutes, 30 seconds to play in the first quarter, Pottstown turned on a swarming full-court press, created an up-tempo game and took control. The first-period scoring surge - one that saw Pottstown outscore Dover, 23-4 - was highlighted by a thundering dunk by the Trojans' sophomore center, Del Savage, off a perfect pass from senior guard Chris Jackson.
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June 7, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brad Keselowski had hardly won the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship when he started putting together a plan to win in 2013. With a giant celebratory beer in hand, Keselowski announced on ESPN's SportsCenter that he'd have the outline ready for team owner Roger Penske by Christmas. In an appearance Thursday, Keselowski said that agenda has steadily grown since the start of the 2013 season, perhaps more than he'd like. Keselowski's team hasn't been able to get out of its own way. Last weekend at Dover, Keselowski finally seemed ready to move on from the suspension of his crew chief and a damaging 25-point penalty.
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January 18, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
A storm system sweeping up through the South is on a track that makes snow likely tonight in far South Jersey and Lower Delaware. But the revised forecast has dropped mention of any precipitation for Philadelphia or its Pennsylvania suburbs. Not even a chance of rain. Cape May could get up to three inches, Atlantic City and Dover, Del., up to two. Vineland might get a half-inch - half of what was forecast this morning. Wilmington and Baltimore still have a shot to also see a half-inch.
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May 31, 2013 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
A YEAR AGO, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup big-wheelers rolled into Dover, Del., Martin Truex Jr. was sitting on one career Cup victory: at Dover in 2007. Truex and his Cup colleagues are back at Dover for Sunday's FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks race, and Truex still has only one win. The Mayetta, N.J., native is winless in 214 races. While acknowledging it has been frustrating not to win more often, Truex, 32, tries to take a mature approach. "For me it's just a matter of, 'OK, take the good things, take the bad things, analyze them all, try to figure out how you can do better next time,' " he said.
NEWS
September 20, 2012
DOVER, Del. - A Bucks County couple were arrested Wednesday in connection with the home invasion killing of a diner owner, Dover police said. Joshua Lemonick, 20, of Newtown, and his girlfriend, Angeline Terek, 23, of Bristol Township, were taken into custody at separate locations in Pennsylvania. Dover police have warrants charging the two with murder and other offenses in the death of Michael Gklotsos, 59, who was found dead in his home late Monday. Gklotsos, owner of diners in Dover and Milford, had been strangled.
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May 30, 2013
FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Course: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps Forecast: chance of isolated thunderstorms, low 80s Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson Last year's pole winner: Mark Martin, 158.297 mph Track qualifying record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522 mph (June 2004) Track facts: Jimmie Johnson dominated last year's race, leading 289 laps, including the last 76. Kevin Harvick was second (his best Dover finish)
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November 23, 1988 | By Elizabeth Hallowell, Special to The Inquirer
The bright sun failed to warm the morning air at a cemetery here yesterday, where about 20 people gathered to bury a newborn infant whose name they did not know. A dozen sprays of flowers dwarfed the tiny, white casket that held the baby girl, whose stabbed body was found Nov. 8 wrapped in newspaper and floating in Derby Pond, about three miles south of Dover. "Nothing has ever affected me like this before," said John W. Shoemaker, a shift supervisor for the state police's 911 emergency dispatch center who arranged for the funeral services to be donated by area businesses.
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February 1, 2012 | By Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Federal investigators have concluded that Air Force officials at the military mortuary in Dover, Del., illegally punished four civilian workers for blowing the whistle on the mishandling of body parts of dead troops. The Office of Special Counsel said in a report released Tuesday that they had recommended the Air Force discipline the three officials who allegedly retaliated against the whistle-blowers. The three were not identified by name, but the report said one was an active-duty military member and the others were civilians.
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September 16, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 11-year-old Delaware girl died Wednesday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving flipped on top of her. The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in Marydel, west of Dover. Cassandra R. Jones was riding in her grandfather's yard when the ATV's front tires struck the edge of an asphalt driveway. The ATV hopped, then flipped backward as the spinning rear wheels came down and caused the 2003 Honda Recon to suddenly accelerate. Cassandra, who was not wearing a helmet, hit her head on the driveway and became pinned under the ATV. After being found by her grandfather, she was taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover, where she was pronounced dead at 5:06 p.m. Cassandra was in the sixth grade at Fifer Middle School in Camden, Kent County.
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May 31, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
For 10 years, Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex have started almost every race the same way. Just before the national anthem, Truex, who will race in Sunday's NASCAR event at Dover Speedway, stands with his No. 78 car on one side and Pollex on the other. He holds his girlfriend's hand. They pray during the song. When it's over, they hug and tell each other "I love you" before he climbs into the cockpit. "You don't stand by your car without your loved one before you get into a race car and start going 200 miles per hour," Pollex said.
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April 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
McCartney returns!   Paul McCartney . Y'know, he did that duet with Kanye West earlier this year? The upstart will play Philly for the first time in five years, taking over the Wells Fargo Center on June 21. Massive Macca fans will be able to see him twice in one week if they plan to hit up the Dover, Del.'s Firefly Music Fest on June 19 in Dover, Del. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, May 1.   Trenton man does a...
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February 28, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Jeremy Roebuck, and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
A man accused by federal authorities of attempting to funnel fighters and financial aid to the Islamic State had connections to Philadelphia and nearby Delaware. Up until August, Abror Habibov lived in a garden-apartment complex on Greenway Square in Dover and operated a cellphone repair kiosk at Dover Mall, according to police and public records. The business was one of a string of kitchenware and repair kiosks that Habibov, 30, ran at malls in Philadelphia and other cities along the East Coast, according to court filings.
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December 12, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Audiences here knowledgably devour chamber music these days, but perhaps even the most devout laypersons at the packed concert by the Dover Quartet could only imagine what the performers drew from Tuesday's concert at the American Philosophical Society. Clearly, this young group has invested great thought and care into cultivating a sound so distinctive as to be easily identified within mere minutes. Brahms' String Quintet in G major Op. 111 had the significant addition of violist Roberto Diaz - an artistic coup since he's one of the best of his generation.
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November 6, 2014 | For The Inquirer
DOVER, Del. - More than a handful of owners and their horses with Delaware Valley addresses, bid for a significant portion of $1,561,150 in Matron Stakes purses on the line in eight stakes finals on a giant Thursday program at Dover Downs. Howard Taylor, a major harness horse owner as well as a well-known Philadelphia attorney; Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms of New Hope, Bay Pond Stable of Paoli; Rojan Stable (Norm and Bob Aerenson) of Wilmington; Frank Chick of Harrington, Del.; White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J. and Christina Takter, who also is partner in the Father Patrick and Solveig stables.
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October 3, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
DOVER INTERNATIONAL Speedway will have a different look next year. Call it "Dover S.S. Speedway," as in "Slightly Smaller. " The new look at the Delaware racetrack won't be drastic. Denis McGlynn, CEO and president of Dover Motorsports, says the plan is to take down a few sections of the grandstands in Turns 2 and 3, amounting to "several thousand" seats. Two years ago, Dover started reducing its seating capacity from 135,000 to 113,000 by widening the seats. Since crowds no longer are even near the new capacity, vacant seats are noticeable when Dover's attendance is in the range of 70,000 to 85,000.
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September 30, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
DOVER, Del. - Give a NASCAR "Attaboys!" to the Daring Dozen, the 12 Chasers who move on to the Contender Round. Following Jeff Gordon's victory yesterday in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the 12 are Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne. Their points are all reset at 3,000 prior to the next three races. Give a pat on the back and "good try, y'all" to the four who are eliminated from title contention: Kurt Busch, A.J. Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola.
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September 29, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
DOVER, Del. - A grand jury clearing Tony Stewart of any criminal intent in the death of sprint-car driver Kevin Ward Jr. last month is a relief to Stewart and his NASCAR racing colleagues. Ward died when he was hit by Stewart's car during a caution period in a race last month at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. "I know 100 percent in my heart and in my mind that I did not do anything wrong. This was 100 percent an accident," Stewart told the Associated Press on Thursday in his first interview since the grand jury's decision was announced Wednesday.
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September 26, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
WHEN THE Chase began, first-time Chasers A.J. Allmendinger and Aric Almirola (the A's have it!) were considered the two most likely to be trimmed from contention when the 16-team driver field was reduced to 12. Following the third Chase race, Sunday at Dover, Del., the Daring Dozen will move on, led by Team Penske's Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, winners of the first two Chase races. That leaves 10 spots available in the next round. Entering Dover, Allmendinger is 10th in points, Almirola is 16th.
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September 26, 2014 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Staff Writer
ROBIN PEMBERTON has been NASCAR's vice president of competition and racing development for 10 years. It's a stressful job that includes handling complaints and disciplining drivers and race teams. Prior to moving into his VP position, Pemberton was a Cup series crew chief for Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin and Kyle Petty. So Pemberton always will be empathetic toward crew chiefs for the stress they endure, particularly during the Chase. Prior to races crew chiefs probably make hundreds of decisions regarding their teams.
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