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December 13, 2003

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North Carolina

Duke University names Yale dean as new leader

Duke University on Friday named a Yale University dean to succeed Nan Keohane, who led Duke for more than 10 years as its first female president.

Richard H. Brodhead, an English professor, has served as dean of Yale College and its roughly 5,200 undergraduates since 1992.

Brodhead slipped and referred to Duke as Yale several times as he read prepared remarks Friday.

NEW YORK City

Last civilian lighthouse keeper dies on island

The last living vestige of a bygone era is gone: The keeper of a Brooklyn lighthouse, who stood watch over New York's gateway to the Atlantic Ocean for 43 years, has died.

Frank Schubert, 88, was the last of the Coast Guard's civilian lighthouse keepers in the United States, said Petty Officer Mike Hvozda. He died Thursday of natural causes at his cottage beneath the 113-year-old lighthouse on Brooklyn's Coney Island.

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