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April 6, 2005
BRADFORD NORRIS SWETT, a visionary real estate investor who over several decades led the rejuvenation of once dilapidated neighborhoods in areas such as Harlem, the South Bronx and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, died on March 31 at the age of 69 from Glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain cancer. Throughout his prestigious career in real estate, Mr. Swett became known for his ability to transform undervalued properties in undesirable locations, bringing new life to his buildings and the neighborhood surrounding them.
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January 26, 2009
JAMES E. SWETT, 88 World War II Medal of Honor recipient James E. Swett, a Marine Corps pilot who received the Medal of Honor for shooting down seven Japanese bombers, died Jan. 18 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif., after a long illness, his son, John Swett, said Saturday. Mr. Swett was a 22-year-old first lieutenant leading his first combat mission on April 4, 1943, when he earned the Medal of Honor. He brought down a Japanese dive bomber and then shot down two more. One of the wings of his plane was damaged by anti-aircraft flak, but he shot down four more bombers.
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SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
After two days and 40 races, three things are clear: Hannah Swett's team will be in the semifinal round today, six other crews still have a shot, and three crews cannot advance beyond the round robin of the Santa Maria Cup being sailed on the Inner Harbor.Swett, of Jamestown, R.I., won four of five races she sailed yesterday and is in first place with a 7-1 record. Even if Swett loses her final match of the round robin today against Dawn Riley of Detroit, Swett will still have the best record among the 10 teams.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
JOHN GILBERT POWER, died of melanoma at his home in Derby Line, VT., on Tuesday, December 11,2 007. He was born on November 16, 1950 in Baltimore, the son of Gordon and Ethel Power. During high school and college he worked at Camp Greentop in Thurmont, MD. John graduated from Swarthmore College in 1973, and after working on a tulip farm in The Netherlands for 1 year attended the University of Maryland, where he earned an MLS. He first worked as a librarian in Carroll County before moving in 1984 to Vermont to take a job at the Northeast Regional Library in St. Johnsbury.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
Hannah Swett and Paula Lewin sailed three races yesterday, first to determine the semifinal seedings in the Santa Maria Cup women's match-racing regatta, and then to decide one of the two berths in today's final.Swett swept all three, but not before Lewin, sailing in her first match racing regatta, had a chance to sail away with a victory in the second semifinal race -- and watched the opportunity slip away.At the top mark on the first leg, after Swett had won the first match of their best-of-three semifinal, Lewin and her crew from M.I.T.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 24, 1993
Hannah Swett received the "death penalty" during the second race of the Santa Maria Cup championship yesterday -- and not even a reprieve by the regatta judges and endorsed by her opponent could keep her from being eliminated.At the top of the third -- and what should have been the final -- windward leg, Swett and Julia Trotman came to the mark almost dead even, with Swett trying to maintain inside position and force Trotman wide around the mark.The on-the-water judges ruled that Swett had not allowed Trotman clearance and assessed a penalty, which would require Swett to make a 270-degree turn at some point on the final run to the finish line of the windward-leeward course at the Inner Harbor.
NEWS
January 26, 2009
JAMES E. SWETT, 88 World War II Medal of Honor recipient James E. Swett, a Marine Corps pilot who received the Medal of Honor for shooting down seven Japanese bombers, died Jan. 18 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif., after a long illness, his son, John Swett, said Saturday. Mr. Swett was a 22-year-old first lieutenant leading his first combat mission on April 4, 1943, when he earned the Medal of Honor. He brought down a Japanese dive bomber and then shot down two more. One of the wings of his plane was damaged by anti-aircraft flak, but he shot down four more bombers.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 22, 1993
After eight rounds in the Santa Maria Cup sailing regatta, three semifinalists have been decided and the fourth hangs in the balance of a match between Dawn Riley and Mary Brigden Snow today in the last flight of round-robin races.Julia Trotman of Syosset, N.Y., Hannah Swett of Jamestown, R.I., and Paula Lewin of Bermuda clinched semifinal spots after each won at least two races yesterday.Trotman, who leads the regatta with a 7-1 record, won all three of her matches yesterday, including a close match with Swett in the third flight of the day.Swett and Lewin, tied for second with 6-2 records, are matched today.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
JOHN GILBERT POWER, died of melanoma at his home in Derby Line, VT., on Tuesday, December 11,2 007. He was born on November 16, 1950 in Baltimore, the son of Gordon and Ethel Power. During high school and college he worked at Camp Greentop in Thurmont, MD. John graduated from Swarthmore College in 1973, and after working on a tulip farm in The Netherlands for 1 year attended the University of Maryland, where he earned an MLS. He first worked as a librarian in Carroll County before moving in 1984 to Vermont to take a job at the Northeast Regional Library in St. Johnsbury.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 12, 2001
CYRUS V. SWETT, 63, of Ellicott City says collecting orchids is liking eating potato chips - it's hard to stop with just one. "It grows on you," he said, making a very bad pun about his horticultural hobby. "There's always another one you'd like to have." Swett, who is president of the Maryland Orchid Society, estimates he has from 500 to 600 orchids, and he's constantly acquiring more. To hold all the blooms, he recently built a new greenhouse that's 12 feet by 25 feet, twice the size of his old one. Swett has been involved in the organization since 1986 and has been president for the past two years.
NEWS
January 19, 2006
On January 15, 2006, VALERIE E., wife of Sherman Miller. She is also survived by three sons. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Friday after 8 A.M. The family will receive friends at Centennial-Caroline Street U.M.C., 1029 E. Monument St. on Saturday at 10 A.M. Funeral Services will follow at 10:30 A.M. See www.marchfh.com
NEWS
April 6, 2005
BRADFORD NORRIS SWETT, a visionary real estate investor who over several decades led the rejuvenation of once dilapidated neighborhoods in areas such as Harlem, the South Bronx and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, died on March 31 at the age of 69 from Glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain cancer. Throughout his prestigious career in real estate, Mr. Swett became known for his ability to transform undervalued properties in undesirable locations, bringing new life to his buildings and the neighborhood surrounding them.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 12, 2001
CYRUS V. SWETT, 63, of Ellicott City says collecting orchids is liking eating potato chips - it's hard to stop with just one. "It grows on you," he said, making a very bad pun about his horticultural hobby. "There's always another one you'd like to have." Swett, who is president of the Maryland Orchid Society, estimates he has from 500 to 600 orchids, and he's constantly acquiring more. To hold all the blooms, he recently built a new greenhouse that's 12 feet by 25 feet, twice the size of his old one. Swett has been involved in the organization since 1986 and has been president for the past two years.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 24, 1993
Hannah Swett received the "death penalty" during the second race of the Santa Maria Cup championship yesterday -- and not even a reprieve by the regatta judges and endorsed by her opponent could keep her from being eliminated.At the top of the third -- and what should have been the final -- windward leg, Swett and Julia Trotman came to the mark almost dead even, with Swett trying to maintain inside position and force Trotman wide around the mark.The on-the-water judges ruled that Swett had not allowed Trotman clearance and assessed a penalty, which would require Swett to make a 270-degree turn at some point on the final run to the finish line of the windward-leeward course at the Inner Harbor.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
Hannah Swett and Paula Lewin sailed three races yesterday, first to determine the semifinal seedings in the Santa Maria Cup women's match-racing regatta, and then to decide one of the two berths in today's final.Swett swept all three, but not before Lewin, sailing in her first match racing regatta, had a chance to sail away with a victory in the second semifinal race -- and watched the opportunity slip away.At the top mark on the first leg, after Swett had won the first match of their best-of-three semifinal, Lewin and her crew from M.I.T.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 22, 1993
After eight rounds in the Santa Maria Cup sailing regatta, three semifinalists have been decided and the fourth hangs in the balance of a match between Dawn Riley and Mary Brigden Snow today in the last flight of round-robin races.Julia Trotman of Syosset, N.Y., Hannah Swett of Jamestown, R.I., and Paula Lewin of Bermuda clinched semifinal spots after each won at least two races yesterday.Trotman, who leads the regatta with a 7-1 record, won all three of her matches yesterday, including a close match with Swett in the third flight of the day.Swett and Lewin, tied for second with 6-2 records, are matched today.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
For Baltimore J-22 sailor Melinda Berge, there were good and bad moments yesterday during the first four rounds of the Santa Maria Cup sailed on the Inner Harbor off Canton.Two of the good moments were victories against Lynda Corrado of California and Paula Lewin of Bermuda. Two of the bad were losses to Karen Johnson of Canada and Julia Trotman of New York."Julia Trotman gave us a severe lesson on how to tack away and give you a tacking duel upwind," Berge said. "We were fortunately able to put that lesson to good use in the last race, which we won."
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
For Baltimore J-22 sailor Melinda Berge, there were good and bad moments yesterday during the first four rounds of the Santa Maria Cup sailed on the Inner Harbor off Canton.Two of the good moments were victories against Lynda Corrado of California and Paula Lewin of Bermuda. Two of the bad were losses to Karen Johnson of Canada and Julia Trotman of New York."Julia Trotman gave us a severe lesson on how to tack away and give you a tacking duel upwind," Berge said. "We were fortunately able to put that lesson to good use in the last race, which we won."
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