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  • Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies

    Dunbar Brooks, head of Baltimore County and state school boards, dies
    Dunbar Brooks, a longtime Turners Station civic activist who was the first African-American to serve as president of the Baltimore County school board and later became president of the Maryland State Board of Education, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of an infection. Mr. Brooks was 63.
  • Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center

     Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center
    Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, a retired UCLA cardiologist who helped establish the study of adult congenital heart disease and became the founding director of one of the first clinics dedicated to its treatment, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was...

    PASSINGS: Simin Behbahani, George Hansen, Fernand St Germain, Hashim Khan

     Simin Behbahani Acclaimed poet known as 'lioness of Iran' Simin Behbahani, 87, a famed Iranian poet who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday in...

    Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine

    Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine
    Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines,...

    Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

    Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer
    Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82. The son of Edgar H. German Sr., director of public...