ANNAPOLIS, MD - AUGUST 01:  FILE, Admiral Charles R. Larson was reinstated as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland on August 1, 1994.   Retired Navy Adm. Charles R. Larson, who became the second youngest admiral in the history of the service> and the top allied commander in the Pacific and who twice led the U.S. Naval Academy, once after it was reeling from a massive cheating scandal in the 1990s, died July 26 at his home in Annapolis. He was 77.  
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Charles R. Larson dies at 77; led Naval Academy in 1990s

Admiral guided U.S. Naval Academy in aftermath of worst cheating scandal in military college’s history.

Elaine M. Brody, pioneer in gerontology, dies at 91

Elaine M. Brody, pioneer in gerontology, dies at 91

Mrs. Brody’s studies of the elderly and their caregivers transformed the field of gerontology.

Bel Kaufman, ‘Up the Down Staircase’ author, dies at 103

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Evelyn Lohoefer De Boeck dies, composer for dance, kids

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Anthony Smith, British explorer, lived life of discovery

Anthony Smith, British explorer, lived life of discovery

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Henry ‘Hank’ Hartsfield Jr., 80, shuttle astronaut, dies

Henry ‘Hank’ Hartsfield Jr., 80, shuttle astronaut, dies

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Alan C. Greenberg, who remade Bear Stearns, dies at 86

Alan C. Greenberg, who remade Bear Stearns, dies at 86

He transformed a small bond shop into the fifth-largest U.S. securities firm before it collapsed in 2008.

Martin Tahse dies; produced ‘ABC Afterschool Specials’

Martin Tahse dies; produced ‘ABC Afterschool Specials’

The programs touched on a variety of teen problems, including pregnancy, suicide and bullying.

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