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Latrines may trump toilets for sanitation

HOUGHTON, Mich., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found latrines might be better than indoor plumbing to promote sanitary conditions in some developing nations.

Panel denies Travel Office legal fees

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A judges' panel in Washington Friday rejected the repayment claimed by a staffer who helped write a memo on the White House Travel Office firings.

Watkins denied investigation reimbursement

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A judges' panel Friday refused to reimburse expenses incurred by ex-Clinton aide David Watkins in the White House Travel Office investigation.

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Teacher in court over fishy assault

GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Glasgow school teacher made his first appearance in court Wednesday, charged with trying to force a fish head into a student's mouth.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2003 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2002 with 348 to follow.
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WAP96011703-17JAN96-WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former White House aide David Watkins contemplates a moment prior to testimony in front of the House Government reform and Oversight Committee, 17 January. Watkins was to testify in front of the panel investigating the 1993 firing of the White House Travel Office staff. UPI pa/Mary Iuvone
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David Watkins (5 May 1865 – 8 April 1935) was an Australian politician and Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Newcastle from 1901 until his death in 1935.

Born in Wallsend, New South Wales to Welsh parents, Watkins embarked upon a career as a coal miner in the Wallsend colliery in 1881. In 1894, after several years as a trade union official, he entered politics when he successfully ran for Wallsend in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on behalf of the Labor Party.

Upon Federation, Watkins won the seat of Newcastle in the House of Representatives for the Australian Labor Party, on which he served until his death from cancer. Although he never achieved ministerial status, Watkins had not changed his seat or party allegiance during his federal political career, and his death left Billy Hughes as the only remaining member of the First Parliament still in the House. Watkins' second son, David Oliver Watkins, stood for his seat in parliament in a 1935 by-election, which he won easily and held for 23 years.

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