Today In Sports History

...its first David Cup and ends the four-year reign of the British Isles.1921 - At the annual Harvard-Yale vs. Cambridge-Oxford meet at Harvard Stadium, Harvard's Edward Gourdin becomes the first to long jump 25 feet. Harvard lists Gourdin's jump...
Fifth annual North Words Writers Symposium still accepting registrations

...York Times best-seller "The Man Who Loved China" and "The Professor and the Madman," an account of the men behind the Oxford English Dictionary. His most recent work is "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics...
Authors to Lecture at State Historical Library

...Jones of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will speak at noon June 12 on his book Empire of Extinction, published by Oxford University Press. It deals with the Russians and the North Pacific's creatures from 1741 to 1867. The book shows how the...
High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...Serra came from big business, according to Transparency International's Brazil branch.___Bent Flyvbjerg, a professor at Oxford's Said Business School and one of the globe's foremost experts on global sports events, said that when countries opt to...
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

...disturbance and made an arrest.Fire and medical? At 12:50 a.m. Monday, Capital City Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Oxford Street for an open burn complaint. Small fire in a burn barrel was found. Occupant advised of the need for a burn permit and...
Fifth annual North Words Writers Symposium to feature Simon Winchester

...Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom." Other best-sellers include "The Professor and the Madman," an account of the men behind the Oxford English Dictionary; "A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906"; and "The...
Speedskaters taking their turns on Juneau ice

...a year. Perles went to high school in Fairbanks, earned a degree in economics from Princeton University, an MBA from Harvard, and was the first female Rhodes Scholar from Alaska, earning an economics doctorate from Oxford University.

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: The complex relationships among an Oxford professor, one of his students, and the young woman who captivates both of them is the subject of this difficult but rewarding drama. Director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter had previously collaborated on 1963's The Servant, and they surrounded this recasting of a Nicholas Mosley novel with a similar atmosphere of ominous mystery. The story is presented through flashbacks and disconnected memories that trace the characters' interactions. Though the mood is occasionally brightened by satirical views of the academic world, the overall effect is rather somber, concerned with missed opportunities, unhealthy obsessions, and unavoidable regret. Dirk Bogarde superbly captures the pensive professor's torment, with able support from Jacqueline Sassard and Michael York as the younger couple. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Vivien Merchant Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Magazine readers choose Petersburg for national honor

...November edition as the top port. Previous winners included Oxford, Md., and Beuford, N.C.Jamestown, R.I., was second...Petersburg."Anytime we get a location like Petersburg or even Oxford, it's a real treat for us.," he said. "I think it's...
Library presentation to focus on altruism

...challenge commonly held beliefs about nonprofits; and Paul Collier, director of the Centre for the Study of African Economics in Oxford, who will explain his plan for opening opportunities to the poorest people in the world.While all ages are welcome, this...


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