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Detroit mayor faces investigation

DETROIT, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A prosecutor plans to investigate whether Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of staff committed perjury when they lied about having an affair.

Text messages contradict Detroit mayor

DETROIT, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Text messages between Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of staff show they had an affair, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.

Two Detroit whistle-blower suits settled

DETROIT, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council voted to settle a pair of whistle-blower lawsuits against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for $8.4 million.

Detroit mayor loses $6.5M police lawsuit

DETROIT, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A jury awarded two former police officers $6.5 million from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city for unfair treatment and dismissal.

City pet plan for irresponsible owners

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif., June 21 (UPI) -- A California city is considering changing the wording of its animal ordinance with the hope owners will take better care of their pets. The Imperial Beach, Calif., City Council votes Wednesday to consider changing the words "owner or custodian" in its pet

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Knight School changes U.K. town

SPILSBY, England, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The town of Spilsby, England, has taken a page out of medieval history and formed a Knight School for its youth to teach manners and values.

Study: Anthrax sampling needs improvement

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists at the Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico say current anthrax sampling methods urgently need improvement.

Homeless to reap oil windfall

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Homeless people in Alberta are eligible for a $400 "prosperity" refund, if the province can figure out where to mail the checks.

Austin Powers loses mojo

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Austin Powers has lost his mojo, New Zealand's Rugby Union thinks, as they've dropped the appearance of the shagadelic super-spy from this year's match.

Urban News

The Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance requiring companies doing business with the city to disclose if they ever profited from slavery.
PAT NASON, United Press International

Detroit mayor, inner circle investigated

DETROIT, May 19 (UPI) -- Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Monday said he will investigate alleged criminal wrongdoing by Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilkpatrick and two members of his security staff.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Teddy Kotick was born this day in 1928 in Haverhill, Mass. He worked with many jazz players, but never for very long. His longest steady gig was three years with Charlie Parker, who called Kotick one of his favorite double bass players. He die
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Report: Forged passes vex ski resort

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Arrest warrants for 10-15 suspects who allegedly forged season passes to a Boise-area ski resort were expected to be issued later this week, the Idaho Statesman
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