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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. - A year ago, NASCAR began realigning the Nextel Cup Series schedule in an effort to expand the sport's reach and popularity. In doing that, it directed its gaze to the west. Yesterday, the gaze had become a hard stare. NASCAR chairman Brian France announced the 2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule and said it will move two races from North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, N.C., and at Darlington, S.C., to Texas and Arizona. At the end of last season, NASCAR took the historic Darlington Labor Day race and shipped it to California Speedway and shifted the fall race at Rockingham to Darlington.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | March 13, 2005
Year after year, Britain's National Gallery in London sells more postcards and posters of George Stubbs' Whistlejacket -- a nine-foot tall, life-sized portrait of a rearing horse -- than of any other work in its collection. It must be the sheer size of it. There's something about the humongous proportions that grabs you and won't let go. Now Whistlejacket is at the Walters Art Museum, the first time it has ever been outside Great Britain, and it's the undisputed star of the new exhibition, Stubbs & the Horse.
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By Andrew Jacobs and Andrew Jacobs,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 28, 2002
KINGSTON, N.J. - It's hard to imagine anyone, let alone George Washington, sleeping at Rockingham, the 288-year-old clapboard mansion that served as his final headquarters toward the end of the American Revolution. Like some beached and eviscerated whale, the house sits along the main road here with one facade stripped of its double-height balcony and another sheathed in jarring white plastic. Carpenter bees are boring into the pea-soup green siding, water is collecting in the basement and splotches of mildew are spreading through the plaster and oak ballroom where Martha Washington entertained James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and members of the Continental Congress.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. - A year ago, NASCAR began realigning the Nextel Cup Series schedule in an effort to expand the sport's reach and popularity. In doing that, it directed its gaze to the west. Yesterday, the gaze had become a hard stare. NASCAR chairman Brian France announced the 2005 Nextel Cup Series schedule and said it will move two races from North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, N.C., and at Darlington, S.C., to Texas and Arizona. At the end of last season, NASCAR took the historic Darlington Labor Day race and shipped it to California Speedway and shifted the fall race at Rockingham to Darlington.
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July 12, 1996
An article that appeared Sunday misstated the employer of Donovan Kisamore, a participant in a work-release program. He works for Rockingham Construction Co.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/12/96
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | March 13, 2005
Year after year, Britain's National Gallery in London sells more postcards and posters of George Stubbs' Whistlejacket -- a nine-foot tall, life-sized portrait of a rearing horse -- than of any other work in its collection. It must be the sheer size of it. There's something about the humongous proportions that grabs you and won't let go. Now Whistlejacket is at the Walters Art Museum, the first time it has ever been outside Great Britain, and it's the undisputed star of the new exhibition, Stubbs & the Horse.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 2, 1992
The Maryland Racing Commission yesterday found Vermont horse owner Frank Lussier guilty of hidden ownership and fraudulent activities in connection with an alleged three-race betting coup last year at Laurel Race Course.Lussier, who was fined $5,000, initially owned three horses -- Perfect Reign, The Manager and High Passer -- who were shipped to Laurel from Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., and raced there last November and December.All were first-time starters. Perfect Reign (Nov. 26) and The Manager (Dec.
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By Tom Higgins and Tom Higgins,Charlotte Observer | October 27, 1992
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NASCAR Winston Cup Series still has a "points race," although it might not be so much for the championship as before Sunday, when Bill Elliott finished fourth in the AC Delco 500 at Rockingham, N.C., to pad his advantage.Elliott pulled 70 points ahead of second-place Davey Allison in pursuit of his second $1 million title and a seventh for team owner Junior Johnson. Only races at Phoenix this Sunday and at Atlanta on Nov. 15 remain in the 29-event season.Meanwhile, the outcome at the track near Rockingham forged a dandy duel for second place, also worth big money when postseason bonus checks are presented in New York on Dec. 4.Alan Kulwicki trails Allison by just 15 points; AC Delco 500 winner Kyle Petty is 24 out of second; and Harry Gant is 43 out of the No. 2 spot.
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By MARTY McGEE | December 8, 1991
When all is said and done, the announcement last week by Laurel/Pimlico president Joe De Francis that he is "assisting" a group led by Preston Carter in its bid for a Dallas-area racetrack may be meaningless.Word has it that a group headed by R.D. Hubbard -- a man who has drawn considerable praise nationally in heading Hollywood Park's recent resurgence -- has the edge over the Carter group. And, anyway, De Francis said he does not plan to invest significant dollars, or staff currently employed in Maryland, if Carter wins the right to build.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The state of Maryland will be represented in the second of the Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying races this afternoon.Jerry Hill of Brandywine, Md., will start his Bell Motor Co. Chevrolet in the 17th position in the field.The orange and yellow car with the words "Maryland With Pride" written across its rear panel is the second slowest car in the two races.The best speed Hill has been able to hit is 176.568 mph. Only Delma Cowart of Savannah, Ga., has been slower, clocking his Ford at 170.280.
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By Andrew Jacobs and Andrew Jacobs,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 28, 2002
KINGSTON, N.J. - It's hard to imagine anyone, let alone George Washington, sleeping at Rockingham, the 288-year-old clapboard mansion that served as his final headquarters toward the end of the American Revolution. Like some beached and eviscerated whale, the house sits along the main road here with one facade stripped of its double-height balcony and another sheathed in jarring white plastic. Carpenter bees are boring into the pea-soup green siding, water is collecting in the basement and splotches of mildew are spreading through the plaster and oak ballroom where Martha Washington entertained James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and members of the Continental Congress.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2001
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - With two laps to go yesterday in the Dura Lube 400, driver Steve Park started to cry. He was out front, leading the race, and all he could think about was that he going to win this Winston Cup race for Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt, a seven-time Winston Cup champion who owned Park's team and two others, was killed Feb. 18 in the Daytona 500. This was the organization's first chance to show its strength and how much it emulates the strong man who had been its boss. "I had to wipe my nose and get back up on the steering wheel," said Park, his voice still shaking.
NEWS
July 12, 1996
An article that appeared Sunday misstated the employer of Donovan Kisamore, a participant in a work-release program. He works for Rockingham Construction Co.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/12/96
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1994
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The state of Maryland will be represented in the second of the Gatorade Twin 125-mile qualifying races this afternoon.Jerry Hill of Brandywine, Md., will start his Bell Motor Co. Chevrolet in the 17th position in the field.The orange and yellow car with the words "Maryland With Pride" written across its rear panel is the second slowest car in the two races.The best speed Hill has been able to hit is 176.568 mph. Only Delma Cowart of Savannah, Ga., has been slower, clocking his Ford at 170.280.
SPORTS
By Tom Higgins and Tom Higgins,Charlotte Observer | October 27, 1992
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NASCAR Winston Cup Series still has a "points race," although it might not be so much for the championship as before Sunday, when Bill Elliott finished fourth in the AC Delco 500 at Rockingham, N.C., to pad his advantage.Elliott pulled 70 points ahead of second-place Davey Allison in pursuit of his second $1 million title and a seventh for team owner Junior Johnson. Only races at Phoenix this Sunday and at Atlanta on Nov. 15 remain in the 29-event season.Meanwhile, the outcome at the track near Rockingham forged a dandy duel for second place, also worth big money when postseason bonus checks are presented in New York on Dec. 4.Alan Kulwicki trails Allison by just 15 points; AC Delco 500 winner Kyle Petty is 24 out of second; and Harry Gant is 43 out of the No. 2 spot.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 2, 1992
The Maryland Racing Commission yesterday found Vermont horse owner Frank Lussier guilty of hidden ownership and fraudulent activities in connection with an alleged three-race betting coup last year at Laurel Race Course.Lussier, who was fined $5,000, initially owned three horses -- Perfect Reign, The Manager and High Passer -- who were shipped to Laurel from Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., and raced there last November and December.All were first-time starters. Perfect Reign (Nov. 26) and The Manager (Dec.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2001
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - With two laps to go yesterday in the Dura Lube 400, driver Steve Park started to cry. He was out front, leading the race, and all he could think about was that he going to win this Winston Cup race for Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt, a seven-time Winston Cup champion who owned Park's team and two others, was killed Feb. 18 in the Daytona 500. This was the organization's first chance to show its strength and how much it emulates the strong man who had been its boss. "I had to wipe my nose and get back up on the steering wheel," said Park, his voice still shaking.
NEWS
November 8, 2005
MRS. FLORENCE LOUISE TYERYAR, 94, a resident of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Home, died Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2005 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Tyeryar had lived in Harrisonburg for thirty-two years. She was educated at Towson State University in Maryland and employed with the Baltimore County School system for nineteen years as a teacher at the Woodlawn Elementary School, where she retired in 1974. On May 20, 1937 she married Lewis Tyeryar, who preceded her in death April 1, 1988.
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By MARTY McGEE | December 8, 1991
When all is said and done, the announcement last week by Laurel/Pimlico president Joe De Francis that he is "assisting" a group led by Preston Carter in its bid for a Dallas-area racetrack may be meaningless.Word has it that a group headed by R.D. Hubbard -- a man who has drawn considerable praise nationally in heading Hollywood Park's recent resurgence -- has the edge over the Carter group. And, anyway, De Francis said he does not plan to invest significant dollars, or staff currently employed in Maryland, if Carter wins the right to build.
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