October 10, 1994
James Hill, 75, a British film director whose movies included "Born Free" and a remake of "Black Beauty," died yesterday. The cause was not immediately known. Mr. Hill's best-known film was "Born Free," the story of a game warden in Kenya, George Adamson, and his wife, Joy, who reared three lion cubs. Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers starred in the 1966 release. Other films included "A Study in Terror" in 1965 and the 1971 version of "Black Beauty."William Renwick Smedberg III, 92, a retired vice admiral and former Naval Academy superintendent, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday in Falls Church, Va. Admiral Smedberg, who retired in 1964, was academy superintendent from 1956 to 1958.
May 12, 1991
The Naval Academy Women's Club May Installation Luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Buchanan House, home of the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent.At the luncheon, 24 $1,000 scholarships will be given to 15 children of U.S. Navy and Marine officers, seven children of Naval Academy faculty and staff, and two children of enlisted personnel from the Naval Station.Information: 849-8315 or 263-7199.
August 4, 1994
The Navy reserves its Distinguished Service Medal, the fourth-highest prize it offers, for "exceptional performance of duty, clearly above that normally expected."One has to wonder what it considers "exceptional performance of duty." This week it gave the prize to Rear Adm. Thomas C. Lynch, whose watch as Naval Academy superintendent was marred by the biggest cheating scandal in academy history and criticism over the half-hearted way he handled it.The Navy's behavior makes no sense.On the one hand, Navy top brass have sent unmistakable signals that they are not impressed with Admiral Lynch.
February 27, 2007
An Annapolis alderwoman and the Anne Arundel chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People stepped forward yesterday in support of Lamar Owens Jr., the Navy midshipman recommended for expulsion after being acquitted of rape charges but convicted of two lesser counts. Classie G. Hoyle introduced a non-binding resolution asking that the Naval Academy grant Owens his degree and commission. The alderwoman said she hopes that Navy Assistant Secretary William Navas will take it under consideration as he decides the fate of Owens, whose trial ended in July.
February 18, 2007
Vice. Adm. Rodney P. Rempt Occupation Naval Academy superintendent In the news In a memo to Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter, Rempt recommended last week the expulsion of Lamar S. Owens Jr., a former standout quarterback who was acquitted in July of raping a female classmate but found guilty on two lesser charges. Career highlights After his 1966 graduation from the academy, Rempt served aboard several ships before commanding the USS Callaghan, a destroyer, and the USS Bunker Hill, a cruiser.
January 28, 1999
The Navy says it will not punish the Naval Academy's former lawyer, who was accused last year by the Pentagon of interfering with criminal investigations at the academy.Capt. Joseph D. Scranton was the staff judge advocate at the Naval Academy in 1995 and 1996 when the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigated a number of misdeeds by midshipmen, including drug use, car theft, child molestation and homicide.In response to complaints from Navy investigators and Sen. Strom Thurmond, a South Carolina Republican, the Pentagon inspector general launched an investigation into Scranton's role in the investigations.