Florida mayor arrested on drug charges

HAMPTON, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Hampton, Fla., Mayor Barry Layne Moore, 51, has been arrested on charges of possession and selling drugs, police said.
Florida sheriff says 'This isn't Toronto' following mayor's drug arrest

Florida sheriff says 'This isn't Toronto' following mayor's drug arrest

Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Sheriff says "This isn't Toronoto" in a statement following the arrest of Hampton Mayor Barry Layne Moore for possessing and selling Oxycodone.
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Report: Smith concedes Ore. Senate race

Report: Smith concedes Ore. Senate race

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., has called Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley Thursday to concede the race and end his 12-year Senate career.

Close Ore. Senate race called for Democrat

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., was defeated in his re-election battle with Democrat Jeff Markey, the (Portland) Oregonian projected Wednesday evening.

Delaying childbirth doubles Cesarean rate

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 3 (UPI) -- Women delaying childbirth has substantially contributed to recent increases in Cesarean section rates, Cambridge University researchers said.

Merkley wins nomination to take on Smith

SALEM, Ore., May 21 (UPI) -- Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley has won the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., in November.

Clinton, Obama expected to split Ky., Ore.

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 20 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton was trouncing rival Barack Obama in the Kentucky Democratic presidential primary, but was expected to lose Tuesday's contest in Oregon.

Plastic anti-counterfeiting process sought

COVENTRY, England, April 1 (UPI) -- British scientists said they've devised an inexpensive technology that adds anti-counterfeiting markings to plastic products as they are molded.

Stimulus package stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate leaders lacked the votes Thursday to pass a $157 billion economic stimulus package and said they would accept a less ambitious plan, a report said.

Filibuster tactic kills troop rest bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A majority of U.S. senators voted Wednesday for a bill requiring troops get more rest before returning overseas but it died for lack of a veto-proof majority.

All-night Iraq debate ends without cloture

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats ended a marathon session Wednesday where they began -- without enough support for a vote on a deadline to pull U.S. troops from Iraq.

U.S. Republican rift on Iraq grows

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Dissent in the Republican Party over U.S. President George W. Bush's Iraq war policy grew Wednesday as two key party senators co-sponsored a Democratic bill.

Senate mulls new U.S. role in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats are suggesting alternatives to pulling troops out of Iraq, including redefining the military mission.

September may be key in Iraq funding

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Leaders of the U.S. Congress said they will be looking for progress in the war in Iraq from President George Bush by September.

Iraq deadline remains in Senate bill

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- A deadline for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq remained in the Senate version of a war-spending bill after senators rejected a Republican amendment Tuesday.
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Gordon Smith
Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Or., chairs a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing to discuss federal legislation to combat identity theft on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 16, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)..

Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is a former United States Senator and businessman from the state of Oregon. A Republican, he served two terms in the Senate. Born in Eastern Oregon, Smith was raised there and in Maryland before attending Brigham Young University and Southwestern University School of Law. Prior to election to the U.S. Senate he served in the Oregon State Senate including one session as President of Oregon's Senate in 1995. Smith was defeated for reelection in 2008 by Democrat Jeff Merkley.

Smith was born in Pendleton, Oregon, to Jessica Udall Smith and Milan Dale Smith on May 25, 1952. Smith's family moved to Bethesda, Maryland during his childhood, when his father became an Assistant United States Secretary of Agriculture. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from high school, Smith went on a two-year mission for his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also known as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church, to New Zealand.

Smith then went to college at Brigham Young University, received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law, and became an attorney in New Mexico and Arizona. He moved back to Oregon in the 1980s to become director of the family owned Smith Frozen Foods company in Weston, Oregon.

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