Republican candidate compares Phil Robertson to Rosa Parks

Republican candidate compares Phil Robertson to Rosa Parks

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois compared "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson to civil rights leader Rosa Parks in a posting on his website.

Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.

Man dies in intentional avalanche

LAKE TAHOE, Nev., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An intentionally triggered avalanche at a Lake Tahoe, Nev., ski resort area killed a veteran member of the resort's ski patrol team, officials said.

Fla. mayor says dealership can keep flags

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Expanded RNC confab raises security issues

Expanded RNC confab raises security issues

TAMPA, Fla., March 20 (UPI) -- Events at off-site venues will raise the cost of Secret Service protection at the Republican and Democratic national conventions, a U.S. House panel learned.

Dems, Republicans both reach top 10 upsets

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Barack Obama's unlikely wins in two traditionally Republican states in his quest for the U.S. presidency was among Politico's top 10 political upsets in 2008.

Foster: Dems pushing for renewable energy

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Rookie U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., said Saturday Democratic lawmakers are focusing their efforts on renewable energy despite opposition in Washington.

Democrat wins Hastert's district in Ill.

AURORA, Ill., March 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Bill Foster, a political newcomer, won a special election Saturday in the Illinois congressional district of Republican former Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Oberweis Dairy sues Democratic committee

CHICAGO, March 7 (UPI) -- Illinois company Oberweis Dairy filed an injunction request to stop the Democratic committee from airing ads that claim the company employs illegal immigrants.

Democrats ask for probe on Medicare cost

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- House Democrats Friday asked for an investigation to determine if the top Medicare expert was told to hide the true cost of the new Medicare law.
Bill Foster

William Hendrick "Bill" Foster (June 12, 1904 – September 16, 1978) was an American left-handed pitcher in baseball's Negro Leagues in the 1920s and 1930s, and had a career record of 143-69. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Foster, the much-younger half-brother of Negro league player, pioneer, and fellow Hall of Famer, Rube Foster, was born in Calvert, Texas in 1904.

Foster played for the Memphis Red Sox in 1923 and '24, the Chicago American Giants from 1925 to '30—and again from 1932 to '35 and in 1937—the Homestead Grays and Kansas City Monarchs in 1931, and the Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1936.

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