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Coroner: Reagan press secretary James Brady's death a homicide

Coroner: Reagan press secretary James Brady's death a homicide

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --James Brady, the presidential spokesman turned gun-control advocate, was killed by the bullet he took for Ronald Reagan in 1981, the Washington coroner said.
Frances Burns
James Brady, Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies

James Brady, Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --James Brady, the presidential spokesman who became a gun control advocate when he survived an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday.
Frances Burns
Men who parachuted from the World Trade Center plead 'Not guilty'

Men who parachuted from the World Trade Center plead 'Not guilty'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The four men who BASE jumped the World Trade Center tower were arraigned and plead "Not guilty" to three charges including burglary Tuesday.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
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Four charged with base jumping off World Trade Center in New York

Four charged with base jumping off World Trade Center in New York

March 25 (UPI) -- Video of September base jump off World Trade Center released as four men arrested for stunt.
Frances Burns

Would-be Reagan assassin to get expanded leave

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan, may spend more time outside a Washington psychiatric hospital, a federal judge ruled.

Louisiana death row inmate wins 90-day stay

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The execution of a Louisiana man who killed his 6-year-old stepson was stayed Monday over concerns about the drugs to be used, a corrections spokeswoman said.

Larry Speakes, Reagan's spokesman, dies

CLEVELAND, Miss., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Speakes, who served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan's deputy press secretary and chief spokesman for six years, has died. He was 74.

Agency in Jersey found-money flap could close

HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Officials in Hackensack, N.J. said a proposal to close down the city Human Services Dept. had nothing to do with a flap over a homeless man's found money.

Formerly homeless man's good deed pays off big

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A formerly homeless man in New Jersey who handed $850 that he found on the street over to police was given the money back after no one claimed it.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 30, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 30, 2012.
By United Press International
Doctor questions Hinckley's relationships

Doctor questions Hinckley's relationships

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A psychiatrist says John Hinckley, the man who shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has poor judgement in the relationships he develops with women.
Doctor testifies on Hinckley mental state

Doctor testifies on Hinckley mental state

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A psychiatrist testified in Washington federal court that John Hinckley, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, still has some mental problems.
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Former Presidential Press Secretary James Brady (L) shares a laugh with actor Beau Bridges on September 14, 1990 in the White House briefing room. Bridges will portray Brady in a film based on Brady’s book “Thumbs Up.” (UPI Photo/Cliff Owen/Files)
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James Scott "Jim" Brady (born August 29, 1940, Centralia, Illinois) is a former Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary under U.S. President Ronald Reagan. After nearly being killed and becoming permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, Brady became an ardent supporter of gun control.

Brady is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Brady went to St. Mary Catholic Grade School in Centralia, Illinois. In 1962, Brady graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. At Urbana-Champaign he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity. Brady began his career in public service as a staff member in the office of Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen. During the summer of 1962, he was an Honor Intern at the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

He held many positions in the private sector, including faculty member at Southern Illinois University (1964–1965), Assistant National Sales Manager and Executive Manager to the President of Lear-Seigler (1965–1966), Director of Legislation and Public Affairs for the Illinois State Medical Society (1966–1968), Whitaker and Baxter's Chicago Office Manager (1968–1969), and Executive and Vice President of James and Thomas Advertising and Public Relations (1969–1973).

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