The Star Democrat

3 THINGS ABOUT TODAY

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Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Rose Lee Maphis is 99 Actor Inga Swenson is 89 Retired ABC newscaster Tom Jarriel is 87 Actor Barbara Steele is 84 Actor Jon Voight is 83 Singer Marianne Faithfull is 75 Retired Hall of Fame Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr is 75 Actor Ted Danson is 74 Singer-actor Yvonne Elliman is 70 The president of the Internatio­nal Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, is 68

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A Maryland man who jumped into a bay from a bridge to rescue a drowning toddler has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, a national honor that recognizes civilians who put themselves in dangerous situations to save others Jonathan Bauer of Berlin is among the 17 medal recipients that the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced on Dec 20 (Page A2)

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In 1993, I began working at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, eager to make my mark The attention-getting, prehistori­c-looking Atlantic sturgeon looked like lowhanging fruit They are living fossils from the time of dinosaurs, a grab bag of evolutiona­ry pieces and parts: a vacuum cleaner mouth, a fused head shield, electric sensors, barbels, sharklike sand-paper skin and lobed tail, plus conspicuou­s boney plates of armor (Page A3)

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