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Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2006 with 91 to follow.
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Land mines exhibition opens

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A two-day national conference on land mines being held in Chicago is using dozens of deactivated devices to demonstrate the difficulty of spotting them.

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2005 with 91 to follow.
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Cuban hijackers sentenced to 20-24 years

MIAMI, April 21 (UPI) -- Six Cubans convicted of hijacking a jetliner from Havana to Key West, Fla., were sentenced to 20-24 years in prison Wednesday in Miami.

Six Cubans convicted of hijacking

KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Key West, Fla., jury convicted six Cubans of hijacking Thursday for commandeering a passenger plane over the Isle of Youth and taking it to Florida.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2003 with 91 to follow.
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Gay adoption move gains momentum

MIAMI, March 15 (UPI) -- Although momentum and public opinion against the Florida ban on gay adoptions appeared to build this week, chances of abolishing the law soon still don't look g
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James Lawrence (October 1, 1781 – June 4, 1813) was an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon (commanded by Philip Broke). He is probably best known today for his dying command "Don't give up the ship!", which is still a popular naval battle cry.

Lawrence was born in Burlington, New Jersey but raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, the son of John and Martha (Tallman) Lawrence. His mother died when he was an infant and his Loyalist father fled to Canada during the American Revolution, leaving his half-sister to care for the infant. Though Lawrence studied law, he entered the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1798.

During the Quasi-War with France, he served on USS Ganges and the frigate USS Adams in the Caribbean. He was commissioned a lieutenant on April 6, 1802 and served aboard USS Enterprise in the Mediterranean, taking part in a successful attack on enemy craft on 2 June 1803.

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