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John Dove local trailblazer - Dove also remembered for contributions to community  January 23, 2004
John Dove's intellect earned him honors and recognition - however belatedly - in science and business, but his heart too won the respect of the community. Dove, who blazed a path that led to the invention of the compact disc, died Tuesday of a bacterial infection, his daughter, Susan Dove of Los Angeles, said. He was 79.

RADC scientist bound for China as 'People-to-People' ambassador  
Most scientists would jump at the chance to become part of the prestigious People-to-People International Citizen Ambassador program and join a delegation of high tech experts to the People's Republic of China. Not John Dove. "I gave it a lot of thought," the 59-year-old Roman said as he discussed the four week trip to Hong Kong, Peking, and Shanghai that awaits him in September.

Rome entrepreneur plans quick talk with president - Meeting: John Dove has lots to tell Clinton in a short head-to-head this afternoon  
John Dove of Rome may get a few precious seconds to bend President Clinton's ear today. And he plans to put the seconds to good use. "Number one, I'll tell him the state and federal governments should work to make our manufacturing capabilities competitive worldwide," he said, "And second, we should show support with more funding to get the technology and techniques out on the market and make them possible.

Rome's John F. Dove remembered as energetic, witty, kind  
John F. Dove was remembered at his funeral Monday as a man of intelligence, integrity and humor. In the many eulogies offered at the service, held in Rome's First Presbyterian Church, the pioneering African American engineer's boundless energy was referred to with awe and affection. "He found the time to be everywhere and do everything," Herbert Thorpe, a life-long colleague and friend said.

Small businesses a medium for high technology advance  
A device that measures air turbulence from the ground - instead of using costly rockets and balloons - may someday trace its inception to Dove Electronics Inc. in Rome. Meanwhile, computers that can analyze and store data from newspaper articles, legal papers and other non-computer formats may emerge through Knowledge Systems Concepts Inc also in Rome.

Rome inventor tracks wind  
With airline passenger safety a major concern these days, John Dove believes a product that his electronics firm has developed to track air turbulence is ready to take off. Known as HOLODAR - short for holographic radar - the optical sensor system measures atmospheric conditions like wind speed, direction and turbulence. Dove, owner of Dove Electronics, figures the system's commercial applications could include uses by airports and airlines to check wind speeds and packets, and advise planes of conditions before takeoff. If the idea sells, it could improve air travel safety and speed up departures, Dove said.




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