UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

On this date in history: Richard Nixon was nominated ... and announced his resignation.
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Evans, Phua make semifinals in Zagreb

Evans, Phua make semifinals in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Late entrant David Evans and qualifier Bjorn Phau had wins Friday that lifted them into the semifinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.
The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?

The Issue: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol?

A domino effect driven by more available information is expanding acceptance of and support for reform the U.S. marijuana policy, whether for medical or adult recreational use.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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2,000 fans sleep over at Rangers park

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 12 (UPI) -- More than 2,000 fans camped on the outfield grass of the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of the First Fan Sleepover, organizers said.
Paleontologists identify new species of 'bone-headed' dinosaur

Paleontologists identify new species of 'bone-headed' dinosaur

TORONTO, May 7 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have named a new species of "bone-headed" dinosaur from Canada, so called for a domed skull above its eyes that was almost 2 inches thick.
Fossils give clues to dino development

Fossils give clues to dino development

TORONTO, April 10 (UPI) -- Paleontologists working in China say the discovery of the oldest collection of fossilized dinosaur embryos to date is yielding clues to dinosaur development.

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Duke, lacrosse players settle out of court

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Duke University and 38 former members of its lacrosse team notified a federal judge they settled a players' lawsuit out of court, both sides announced.
'Alien' horned dinosaur found in Canada

'Alien' horned dinosaur found in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers say they have identified fossils found more than 50 years ago as a new species of horned dinosaur that roamed Alberta 78 million years ago.

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Ancient dinosaur nest in S. Africa studied

WITWATERSRAND, Sri Lanka, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Paleontologists say an ancient dinosaur nesting site in South Africa, the oldest ever discovered, gives clues to their complex reproductive behaviors.
U2's Edge loses development bid

U2's Edge loses development bid

MALIBU, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- A five-mansion development plan along a ridgeline above Malibu, Calif., proposed by U2 guitarist the Edge was rejected by the California Coastal Commission.

Physicists say early universe like liquid

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- European researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider say experiments show the very early universe was not only very hot and dense but behaved like a hot liquid.

Teens allegedly attempted pot theft

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in Upstate New York said a homeowner who allegedly caught two teens trying to burglarize his garage may face marijuana-growing charges.
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David Evans
VAP97120903 -9 DECEMBER 1997 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: U2 lead guitarist The Edge (David Evans) a study in concentration during the bands PopMart Tour west coast stop over in Vancouver, Dec. 09th. UPI/H.Ruckemann

David John Evans (23 April 1935 – 21 October 2008) was an English business executive and Conservative politician.

Born in Edmonton, Evans came from a working-class background and attended Tottenham Technical College. As a youngster he showed promise as a footballer and cricketer and played for Aston Villa, although without making any first team appearances, between 1950 and 1954. An opening batsman, he also played for Gloucestershire CCC and Warwickshire CCC at cricket, although, again, without making any first team appearances.

In 1956 Evans married Janice Masters in Edmonton. They had three children, born later in 1956, in 1960 and in 1972. In 1960 Evans borrowed £500 to found his own industrial cleaning company, called Exclusive Office Cleaning, which later became Brengreen Holdings. He sold this for 32 million pounds in 1986. Four years later, in 1990, he formed Broadreach, another industrial cleaning company, which he was chairman of for 12 years.

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