Dutch officials honor New York's history

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Several Dutch officials, including Prime Minster Jan Peter Balkenende, say they made recent visits to New York to honor their people's link to the city.

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Last defendant in Vick case sentenced

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The final defendant in the Michael Vick dogfighting case drew a two-month jail term from a federal judge in Virginia, receiving leniency for his cooperation.

Vick asked for leniency in letter to judge

NEWPORK NEWS, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick wrote a letter seeking leniency from a judge before he was sentenced on dogfighting charges.
Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for his role in a dogfighting operation.

Two Vick co-defendants sentenced

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Richmond, Va., Friday sentenced two men who earlier pleaded guilty to charges in the Michael Vick dogfighting case.

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Vick: 'I will redeem myself'

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick, shortly after pleading guilty in Virginia to a dogfighting conspiracy, apologized Monday and said he would redeem himself.

Vick's guilty plea accepted by U.S. judge

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick formally pleaded guilty Monday in a U.S. court in Virginia to a conspiracy charge related to a dogfighting ring.

Vick plea filed in federal court

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors and attorneys for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick have filed an agreement in which Vick pleaded guilty to a dogfighting charge.

Cruise ship slams N.Y. pier; no one hurt

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Nobody was injured when a Carnival Cruise Lines ship slammed into a pier overhang while docking in New York Thursday morning, Newsday said.

Two men arrested after six-county chase

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Two parolees were arrested after allegedly leading police on a six-county chase that crisscrossed the Hudson River and ended in gunfire.

Kidnap victim Harvey Weinstein dies

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Harvey Weinstein, a New York businessman who spent 12 days buried in a pit when he was kidnapped in 1993, has died at age 82.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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Henry Hudson (c. 1560/70s – 1611?) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century.

Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northeast Passage to Cathay (today's China) via route above the Artic Circle. Hudson explored the region around modern New York metropolitan area while looking for a western route to Asia under the auspices of the Dutch East India Company. He explored the river which eventually was named for him, and laid thereby the foundation for Dutch colonization of the region.

Hudson discovered a strait and immense bay on his final expedition while searching for the Northwest Passage. In 1611, after wintering on the shore of James Bay, Hudson wanted to press on to the west, but most of his crew mutinied. The mutineers cast Hudson, his son and others adrift, and the Hudsons, and those cast off at their side, were never seen again.

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