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Robert K. Adams

ROBERT KEITH (BOB) ADAMS, 1934-2017, of Miami and born in Oak Park, Illinois, passed away on Thursday April 13th. He built a 47-year legacy with Boy Scouts of America as a leader, scoutmaster and co-founder of Troop 941 at Vineland Elementary. Through scouting, he taught hundreds of boys to swim, and dozens of them to become lifeguards.

Phyllis A. Adams

PHYLLIS ANN ADAMS passed away at home on April 15, 2015. She was born in 1942 in Oak Park, Illinois, the second child of Reginald George Adams and Marion Louise (Camp) Adams.  She leaves behind her elder brother Robert K. Adams of Miami and nephews Robertson G. Adams (Michele) of Miami and Jonathan E. Adams (Karen) of Stamford, Conn. She was a devoted great-aunt to Morgan, Benjamin and Jacob.

Paul L. Bjork

PAUL L. BJORK (November 21, 1969 - March 8, 2015), of Los Altos California, suffered sudden cardiac arrest on Sunday morning March 8, 2015 while exercising. He will be greatly missed by the children he loved dearly: Stephanie, 12; Kevin, 11; and Rami, 8.

Marlene E. Adams

MARLENE E. ADAMS (nee Enchelmayer) of Miami, Fla. and born in Evanston, Illinois, passed away on July 12, 2013 at Baptist Hospital following a fight with diabetes, kidney and heart disease. She will be missed by her partner of 16 years Lee Schwartz and her former husband Robert K. Adams of 31 years; her sons Robertson and Jonathan, their spouses Michele E. Ready and Karen G. Adams, and grandchildren Benjamin, Jacob and Morgan. Lee’s daughter Tamsen Kopp and grandson Hunter will miss grandma Nana.

Knight Foundation Names New Controller, Communications and Grants Staff

MIAMI - Juan J. Martinez joins the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's expanded accounting staff as controller, reporting to Betty Clossick, vice president of accounting. He replaces Asya Pashenko, who has been named Knight Foundation's accounting manager after almost two years as controller.

Pashenko is responsible for tax and payroll matters for the foundation. Martinez, a Certified Public Accountant, will oversee the day-to-day operational and financial reporting.

About This Class

CHAPTER 1

It begins on a sweaty, barely civilized island off of Africa. It begins in a chilly apartment in Evanston, Illinois. It begins in the Latin tenements of Queens. The immigrant culture of America is responsible for its bounty of diversity and the evolution of its grammar (or gramar or grammer or grammah as you see fit).

But our story really begins in ancient Rome.

CHAPTER 2