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Obama thanks James Carter for Romney tape

ATLANTA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama expressed gratitude to Jimmy Carter's grandson who had a role in leaking the video of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments.

Iraq Press Roundup

The Kurdish Al Taakhi newspaper on Friday carried an editorial titled "Has the U.S. OK'd Turkish airstrikes on northern Iraq?"
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

NBA: Toronto 75, Cleveland 69

TORONTO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Vince Carter shook off a brutal first three quarters Wednesday night and dominated down the stretch to lead Toronto past Cleveland, 75-69.

Newport Jazz celebrates 50 years

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Newport Jazz Festival will open 2004's 50th anniversary celebration with a 50-city U.S. tour beginning Jan. 17 in Greenvale, N.Y.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player and composer Bob Haggart was born this day in 1914 in New York.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1955, graffiti artists began scrawling the words "Bird Lives!" in subway stations and on walls around Greenwich Village in New York City.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Miff Mole was born this day in 1898 in Roosevelt, N.Y. He was a revolutionary trombonist in the 1920s, teaming up on classic recordings with cornetist Red Nichols.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornetist Rex Stewart was born this day in Philadelphia in 1907. He succeeded Louis Armstrong in Fletcher Henderson's orchestra where he quickly proved himself a highly charged and energetic soloist.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Tadd Dameron was born this day in 1917 in Cleveland. Under-acknowledged during his career, he is considered today to have been one of the first great jazz arrangers.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist and flute player Bobby Jaspar was born this date in 1926 in Liege, Belgium. He developed his jazz reputation in Paris in the early 1950s before moving to New York, where he soon performed or toured with J.J. Johnson, Miles Davis, Donald Byrd a
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist David Murray was born this day in 1955 in Berkeley, Calif. He began his career as a free player, sitting in with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry and Anthony Braxton. By the early 1980s, his music moved back into a more structured swing format.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Eddie Lang, a veteran of the Joe Venuti, Bob Crosby and Paul Whiteman bands, was born this day in 1904 in Philadelphia.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Edward "Kid" Ory was born this date in 1886 in La Place, La. In 1919, in California, he recorded the first-ever titles by an all-black jazz band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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First Lady Rosalynn Carter held a reception for diplomatic children at the White House on December 19, 1979. The entertainment "Babar the elephant" performed by the Metropolitan Opera Ballet is looked over by Mrs. Carter with granddaughter Sarah, daughter of Jack and Judy Carter, in her arms. At left is Amy Carter holding James Carter, while James Carter touches the trunk of the elephant. James and Jason are the children of Chip Carter. (UPI Photo/Ron Bennett/Files)
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