October 25, 1987 |
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.
March 15, 1989 |
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.
June 7, 2013 |
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.
January 18, 2013 |
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.
May 31, 2013 |
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.
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.
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)
November 23, 1988 |
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.
February 1, 2012 |
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.
September 16, 2010 |
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.