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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Del Mar and Saratoga hit full stride in weekend racing as several horses turn in nice comeback efforts from England to California.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

Six saved from sinking migrant boat off Miami deported before

MIAMI, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Six of 11 survivors of a fatal migrant boat sinking off Miami Beach this week were arrested, authorities said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Pocket-sized ultrasound breakthrough

ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- An inexpensive, pocket-sized therapeutic ultrasound device has been developed by a graduate student at Cornell University in New York.

Report: Iraqi troops flee Sadr City fight

BAGHDAD, April 16 (UPI) -- Iraqi soldiers attempting to retake parts of Sadr City deserted their positions, ignoring pleas from their U.S. advisers, military officials said.

Ho-Chunk Nation restructures

MILWAUKEE, May 9 (UPI) -- Wisconsin's Ho-Chunk Nation, which operates the state's most profitable Indian casino, is restructuring operations after a report warned of possible bankruptcy.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and singer Taft Jordan was born this day in 1915 in Florence, S.C. The Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman sideman died in New York in 1981.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

24 MacArthur 'genius grants' announced

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Wednesday awarded $500,000 "genius grants" to 24 new fellows, bringing to 635 the number of stipend winners since 1981.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Velma Middleton was born this day in 1917 in St. Louis. She sang with Louis Armstrong's big band and his all-stars starting in the 1940s. She died in Sierra Leone in 1961 while touring Africa with Armstrong.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist, arranger and composer Edgar Sampson was born this day in 1907 in New York City. While he played with the early Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Rex Stewart and Chick Webb bands, Sampson was one of the most widely heard but least celebrated
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 7. Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (January 2, 1870 – January 6, 1929) was an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, and builder of Madison Square Garden III in New York City. During the 1920s, Tex Rickard was the leading promoter of the day, and he has been compared to P.T. Barnum and Don King. Sports journalist Frank Deford has written that Rickard "first recognized the potential of the star system."

Rickard was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His youth was spent in Sherman, Texas, where his parents moved when he was four.

As a young man, Rickard went to the Klondike during the gold rush of the 1890s and opened a gambling hall. By 1906, Rickard was running a saloon in Goldfield, Nevada, where he promoted his first boxing match.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Lewis."
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