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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2002
P. William Filby, former director of the Maryland Historical Society and an authority on "The Star-Spangled Banner," died of a stroke Nov. 2 at Laurel Regional Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Savage. Mr. Filby was born and raised in Cambridge, England. After attending the Cambridge and County High School, he joined the Cambridge University Library, working in its rare-book division. After volunteering for the British army in 1940, he later transferred to the British Intelligence Corps as a member of the cryptographic team at Bletchley, England, where Germany's ULTRA code was broken.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 25, 2010
Owen Martin Phillips, a retired Johns Hopkins University oceanographer and former chair of its Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, died of gastric cancer Oct. 13 at his Chestertown home. He was 79 and lived for many years in Roland Park. Dr. Phillips developed a methodology for predicting and describing the shape of ocean waves, including giant waves, which are 100-foot-high upheavals of the sea surface. Hopkins colleagues said his research became crucial in the design of ships and oil drilling platforms, which need to withstand these outsized swells.
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June 22, 1993
James Benton Parsons, 81, who became the first black federal judge in the nation when President Kennedy appointed him in 1961, died Saturday in Chicago after a long illness. He retired from trial work last year but had remained active, performing such duties as swearing in new citizens, until illness made that impossible. "He was a very close friend of mine who certainly paid his dues," said Syd Finley, executive secretary of the Chicago chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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By Grace Snodgrass and Sun Staff | August 10, 2003
Cambridge is easy to miss. The city sits off U.S. 50 along the banks of the Choptank River and often goes unnoticed by motorists on their way to Ocean City. But many residents here hope that changes soon. Since the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort opened here last year, tourism has become the city's top draw. And developers are proposing thousands of new homes for the open space and waterfront land in the area. "I get into conversations with other people in the planning and zoning business and the buzz is all Cambridge," says Sharon Johnston, a Realtor with Long & Foster Cos. In an area that never has drawn much attention to itself, city leaders believe that buzz may be just what is needed to shake off a decades-long economic slump and bring new energy to the region.
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By A. O. Pittenger | June 17, 1991
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan. By Robert Kanigel. Macmillan. 438 pages. $27.95. ONE OF the quickest ways to kill a conversation is to say that one is a mathematician; and one of the surest ways to produce glazed expressions is to actually discuss mathematics.Thus Baltimorean Robert Kanigel has set himself a formidable challenge, since he writes about a mathematician and necessarily discusses his mathematics.In January 1913, G.H. Hardy, a prominent English mathematician, received a letter from Scrinivasa Ramanujan, an obscure 23-year-old clerk living in Madras, India.
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By Grace Snodgrass and Sun Staff | August 10, 2003
Cambridge is easy to miss. The city sits off U.S. 50 along the banks of the Choptank River and often goes unnoticed by motorists on their way to Ocean City. But many residents here hope that changes soon. Since the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort opened here last year, tourism has become the city's top draw. And developers are proposing thousands of new homes for the open space and waterfront land in the area. "I get into conversations with other people in the planning and zoning business and the buzz is all Cambridge," says Sharon Johnston, a Realtor with Long & Foster Cos. In an area that never has drawn much attention to itself, city leaders believe that buzz may be just what is needed to shake off a decades-long economic slump and bring new energy to the region.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 25, 2010
Owen Martin Phillips, a retired Johns Hopkins University oceanographer and former chair of its Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, died of gastric cancer Oct. 13 at his Chestertown home. He was 79 and lived for many years in Roland Park. Dr. Phillips developed a methodology for predicting and describing the shape of ocean waves, including giant waves, which are 100-foot-high upheavals of the sea surface. Hopkins colleagues said his research became crucial in the design of ships and oil drilling platforms, which need to withstand these outsized swells.
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By Christopher Isenberg | April 18, 1999
IT IS NOON on the Sunday before the annual Varsity match against Cambridge, and the Oxford University boxing team has just finished a grueling two-hour session of sparring, shadowboxing, bag work and circuit training.Still dripping sweat, they gather around an upright, gray-haired man known as the Colonel. A veteran of the Second World War, Lt. Colonel Peter Fleming boxed for Oxford in the late 1940s, and each year he delivers a series of talks on strategy to the team as they prepare for the big match.
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March 27, 1995
Joseph Needham,94, a prolific British biochemist and scientific historian who spent decades researching, writing and editing a monumental history of scientific development in China, died Friday in London. He was associated with Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University for 70 years.
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August 23, 1995
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who won the Nobel Prize in physics for a theory he developed at an age when most people haven't even picked a college major, died Monday after a heart attack in Chicago. He was 84.Mr. Chandrasekhar, a native of Lahore, India, joined the University of Chicago in 1937 and was a professor emeritus at his death.Mr. Chandrasekhar was 19 and preparing for postgraduate study at Cambridge University in Britain when he developed his theory about stars. It challenged the notion of the 1930s that all stars, after burning up their fuel, become faint planet-size remnants known as white dwarfs.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2002
P. William Filby, former director of the Maryland Historical Society and an authority on "The Star-Spangled Banner," died of a stroke Nov. 2 at Laurel Regional Hospital. He was 90 and lived in Savage. Mr. Filby was born and raised in Cambridge, England. After attending the Cambridge and County High School, he joined the Cambridge University Library, working in its rare-book division. After volunteering for the British army in 1940, he later transferred to the British Intelligence Corps as a member of the cryptographic team at Bletchley, England, where Germany's ULTRA code was broken.
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By Christopher Isenberg | April 18, 1999
IT IS NOON on the Sunday before the annual Varsity match against Cambridge, and the Oxford University boxing team has just finished a grueling two-hour session of sparring, shadowboxing, bag work and circuit training.Still dripping sweat, they gather around an upright, gray-haired man known as the Colonel. A veteran of the Second World War, Lt. Colonel Peter Fleming boxed for Oxford in the late 1940s, and each year he delivers a series of talks on strategy to the team as they prepare for the big match.
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June 22, 1993
James Benton Parsons, 81, who became the first black federal judge in the nation when President Kennedy appointed him in 1961, died Saturday in Chicago after a long illness. He retired from trial work last year but had remained active, performing such duties as swearing in new citizens, until illness made that impossible. "He was a very close friend of mine who certainly paid his dues," said Syd Finley, executive secretary of the Chicago chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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By A. O. Pittenger | June 17, 1991
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan. By Robert Kanigel. Macmillan. 438 pages. $27.95. ONE OF the quickest ways to kill a conversation is to say that one is a mathematician; and one of the surest ways to produce glazed expressions is to actually discuss mathematics.Thus Baltimorean Robert Kanigel has set himself a formidable challenge, since he writes about a mathematician and necessarily discusses his mathematics.In January 1913, G.H. Hardy, a prominent English mathematician, received a letter from Scrinivasa Ramanujan, an obscure 23-year-old clerk living in Madras, India.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 24, 1997
WASHINGTON - Attacked a few years ago for allowing English majors to graduate without studying any Shakespeare, Georgetown University, with the help of Cambridge University Press, is publishing a magazine called Shakespeare.The 18-page glossy magazine will appear three times a year and is intended to appeal to Elizabethan scholars, people in theater and film and teachers.Michael J. Collins, the dean of the School for Summer and Continuing Education at Georgetown and the magazine's publisher, said the journal was not an act of contrition.
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