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Maurice Sendak, ‘Where Wild Things Are’ Author, Dies

Associated Press – “Maurice Sendak, the children’s book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen, has died. He was 83. Longtime friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera says she was with him when he died early Tuesday at a hospital in Danbury, Conn. She says he had a stroke on Friday.”

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Calvin M. Vos, 99; led effort to computerize legal research

Washington Post – “In 1961, Col. Vos (it rhymes with “dose”) was serving as head legal officer of the Air Force Finance Center near Denver when he was given the task of developing a computer-assisted form of data retrieval.

According to a history of the Air Force JAG Corps, he battled resistance from many top officers, who thought automation would eliminate jobs. Nevertheless, Col. Vos managed to get his new program adopted in 1963.

It proved to be faster and more accurate than manual methods of information retrieval and was later expanded throughout the government and became known as Federal Legal Information Through Electronics, or FLITE.”

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