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COL BKB: East Tennessee State 79, Chattanooga 66

Jalen Riley led the way with 23 points as the East Tennessee State Buccaneers defeated the Chattanooga Mocs, 79-66.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
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Due date approaching for Texas quints

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Texas resident Casey Jones says she can feel her five unborn children moving around inside her as she awaits her rapidly approaching due date.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2008.
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Celebrities to voice 'Turtles' film extras

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Four more celebrities have signed on to provide voices for the Hollywood version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but only as minor characters.

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Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006 with 292 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2005 with 292 to follow.
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Newspaper finds Pa. Gov. Rendell speeding

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., May 10 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's Gov. Ed Rendell, already under fire for speeding in a chauffeur driven car, has had his bus clocked speeding by a newspaper.

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Today is Sunday, March 14, the 74th day of 2004 with 292 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

In the wake of the devastating tornado that all but destroyed the historic downtown of Jackson, Tenn., citizens are pledging to build again.
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Today is Friday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2003 with 292 to follow.
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OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- BRANSON SET TO ADD NEW ATTRACTION
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John Luther "Casey" Jones (March 14, 1863 – April 30, 1900) was an American railroad engineer from Jackson, Tennessee who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC). On April 30, 1900, he alone was killed when his passenger train collided with a stopped freight train at Vaughan, Mississippi on a foggy and rainy night. His dramatic death trying to stop his train and save lives made him a folk hero who became immortalized in a popular ballad sung by his friend Wallace Saunders, an African American engine wiper for the IC. Due to the enduring popularity of this classic song, he has been the world's most famous railroad engineer for over a century.

John Luther "Casey" Jones was born March 14, 1863, in southeast Missouri to country school teacher Frank Jones and his wife Anne. His exact place of birth is unknown. He was the first of five children. In 1876, his family moved to the small community of Cayce, Kentucky which is how he eventually got his nickname. As a boy, he developed a growing obsession with trains from hanging around the bustling train depot there. In 1878, at the age of 15, he went to work for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad as a telegrapher in nearby Columbus, Kentucky. Jones grew to be quite tall for his day at 6’4 1/2" with dark hair, gray eyes, and a slim build. His size and strength made him a natural for the often brutal work of railroad life. In 1884 he moved to Jackson, Tennessee, still in the employ of the M&O to take a job as a flagman. There he stayed at a boarding house for railroad men run by the mother of his future wife who worked there as well.

It was at the dinner table in this boarding house that John Luther Jones became "Casey" Jones. Bose Lashley, a brakeman for the M&O, looked up from his plate one day and spoke to the gangly lad who had entered to be seated:

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