Montana passes gay marriage, pot measures

HELENA, Mont., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Voters in Montana Tuesday passed ballot measures banning homosexual marriages and legalizing the use of medical marijuana.

U.K. teacher wins ultra-marathon in NYC

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Bob Brown, a schoolteacher from Britain, won the 3,100-mile California to New York ultra-marathon, Saturday.

Elway and Sanders enshrined in Hall

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Ten-time Pro Bowl running back Barry Sanders and nine-time quarterback John Elway were enshrined Sunday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Elway, Sanders, Eller, Brown enter Hall

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- John Elway, Barry Sanders, Carl Eller and Bob Brown made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004, it was announced Saturday.

Elway, Sanders favorites for Hall of Fame

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- John Elway and Barry Sanders will likely headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004, which will be announced Saturday.

Elway one of Hall of Fame favorites

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway is among the favorites to be chosen Saturday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Elway, Sanders Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- John Elway and Barry Sanders head the list of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

Elway, Sanders lead Hall nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Quarterback John Elway and running back Barry Sanders head the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

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University of Colorado researchers have created a laser-like beam that can produce tightly focused light in part of the electromagnetic spectrum never before accessible, an analysis of 143 studies shows global warming already is affecting plants and anima
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Ad, polls end Taylor's Montana Senate race

HELENA, Mont., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Republican challenger for the Montana Senate seat presently held by Max Baucus dropped out of the race Thursday after being unable to trim Baucus' wide lead in recent polls, however his name will remain on the ballot. State Senator Mike Taylor told a
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Bob Brown
U.S. President George W. Bush speaks at Berkley Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, on November 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bob Brown/POOL)

Robert James Brown (born 27 December 1944) is an Australian senator, the inaugural Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens and was the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate on the Tasmanian Greens ticket, joining with sitting Greens Western Australia senator Dee Margetts to form the first Australian Greens senators following the 1996 federal election. He was re-elected in 2001 and again in 2007.

While serving in the Tasmanian parliament, Brown successfully campaigned for a large increase in the protected wilderness areas. Brown has led the Australian Greens since the party was founded in 1992 until the present, a period of growth to poll today at around 10% at state and federal levels (13.9% of the primary vote in 2010). From 2002 to 2004 when minor parties held the balance of power in the Senate, Brown became a well-recognised politician. In October 2003 Brown was the subject of international media interest when he was suspended from the parliament for interjecting during an address by George Bush, then United States president.

Brown was born in Oberon, New South Wales, one of twins and attended Trunkey Public School and Blacktown Boys High School. In his senior year he was elected school captain. After graduating, he enrolled in medicine at Sydney University where he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. He practised medicine for a time at the Royal Canberra Hospital. During his tenure at the hospital he and other senior medical staff took a pacifist stance by refusing to certify young men who did not wish to fight in the Vietnam War as fit to be conscripted. He then worked as a resident at Darwin and Alice Springs hospitals. At the latter post he met John Hawkins, a surgeon who had kayaked rivers in Tasmania. He travelled to London in 1970 and worked at Hounslow Cottage Hospital and St Mary Abbott's Hospital in South Kensington. He was on duty at St Mary Abbott's when Jimi Hendrix was brought in to the emergency ward, already dead.

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