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Man removes wife's grave from yard

STEVENSON, Ala., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An Alabama man has carried out the court-ordered removal of his wife's grave from his front yard in Stevenson following a four-year court battle.

Alabama man agrees to move wife's gravesite out of front yard

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An Alabama man says he has given up a legal fight to keep his late wife buried in a gravesite in his front yard.

Resurrected hamster was hibernating

PAINSWICK, England, April 10 (UPI) -- A veterinarian said a British hamster reported to have come back from the dead on Easter was only hibernating.

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BROWNSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania parent said her daughter and 12 other high school students should not have been suspended for their take on the "Harlem Shake" viral video craze.

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Stanford associate gets 10 years

HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge handed former Stanford Financial Group Chief Financial Officer James Davis a five-year prison term for his part in a $7.2 billion fraud.
Josh and Brent win Season 21 of 'Amazing Race'

Josh and Brent win Season 21 of 'Amazing Race'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, a couple from Sharon Springs, N.Y., have won the $1 million prize on the Season 21 finale of "The Amazing Race."
NHC: Isaac pointed at RNC for opening day

NHC: Isaac pointed at RNC for opening day

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tropical storm Isaac may hit Tampa, Fla., on the Republican National Convention's opening day, a National Hurricane Center map indicates.
Ron Paul supporters' festival on hold

Ron Paul supporters' festival on hold

TAMPA, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- Ron Paul supporters accused the Republican National Convention of blocking their festival in Tampa, Fla.
R. Allen Stanford convicted of $7 billion fraud

R. Allen Stanford convicted of $7 billion fraud

HOUSTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. billionaire financier R. Allen Stanford was convicted in Houston Tuesday of running a massive Ponzi scheme through an offshore bank.

Iowa site of total artifical heart implant

IOWA CITY, Iowa, July 24 (UPI) -- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics received Institutional Review Board approval to implant SynCardia Systems' portable artificial hearts, researchers say.
Plea points to bribes and blood oaths

Plea points to bribes and blood oaths

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Billionaire businessman R. Allen Stanford and the top bank regulator in Antigua took a blood oath in 2003, a court plea agreement in Houston says.

NFL: Cleveland 27, Detroit 10

CLEVELAND, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jamal Lewis and James Davis each ran for a touchdown, and Derek Anderson threw for 130 yards Saturday in Cleveland's 27-10 exhibition win over Detroit.
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James Davis (known for a period as Duramboi) (1808 – 7 May 1889) was a Scottish-born convict, notable for escaping custody in Australia and living with aboriginals. He subsequently rejoined European society and became a shopkeeper.

Davis was born in Broomielaw, Scotland and was apprenticed for a period at Old Wynd, Glasgow. In 1824, he was sentenced to transportation to Australia for seven years for stealing 2 shillings 6 pence from a church box in Surrey, arriving in New South Wales in August 1825. In 1828 he was tried for robbery at Patrick's Plains and was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Brisbane (Moreton Bay). Six weeks after his arrival in February 1829, he escaped with a companion and they soon joined a group of Aboriginals led by Pamby-Pamby. While his companion eventually broke tribal law and was killed, Davis was accepted into the tribe and was known as "Duramboi". He travelled hundreds of miles from Brisbane and learned the languages and customs of many tribes.

In 1842 he met Andrew Petrie in Wide Bay, who persuaded him to accept that it was safe to return to Brisbane with the cessation of transportation. He relearned English and gradually fitted back into European society. He became a blacksmith at Kangaroo Point and in 1846 he married Annie Shea. In 1864 he established a crockery shop in George Street, Brisbane. In 1883, soon after his first wife's death, he married one Bridget Hayes. He occasionally worked as an interpreter for Aboriginals in court and gave some descriptions Aboriginal rites. Under his will, he donated £750 in 1889 and £1100 in 1911 to the Brisbane General Hospital.

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