Woman sentenced for abandoning son

TIPTON, Ind., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say a Tipton, Ind., woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for abandoning her 3-year-old son at a Wal-Mart last June.

Toddler abandoned in Indiana Wal-Mart

FRANKFORT, Ind., June 17 (UPI) -- Indiana police are trying to find the family of a toddler abandoned in a Wal-Mart store with a note and a backpack holding toys, diapers and a bottle.

Al Unser Jr. wins IRL IndyCar 500

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Al Unser Jr. finally was able to beat the demon of the stopwatch Saturday and win the Bombardier 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies, who was born in 1946 (age 57); Pointer Sister Ruth Pointer also in 1946 (age 57); Bay City Rollers drummer Derek Longmuir in 1952 (age 51); the B-52s Ricky Wilson in 1953; and Terry Hall of
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Scheckter hired by Ganassi

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- After a successful test last week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tomas Scheckter has been hired as a driver for Target/Chip Ganassi Racing in the Indy Raci

Hornish wins IRL title by inches

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- In a high-speed duel that was only fitting for Texas, Sam Hornish defeated Helio Castroneves in another side-by-side battle Sunday, this time by just .0096 seco

Hornish wins IRL's closest race ever

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- If the Indy Racing League ever produces a closer finish than Sunday's win by Sam Hornish Jr. in the Delphi Indy 300, it may become impossible to determine a vic

IRL Starting Grid

MADISON, Ill., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's Indy Racing League Gateway Indy 250 at Gateway International Raceway:

IRL Starting Grid

SPARTA, Ky., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's Indy Racing League Belterra Casino 300 at Kentucky Speedway:

IRL Starting Grid

BROOKLYN, Mich., July 27 (UPI) -- The starting grid for Sunday's Indy Racing League Michigan 400 at the Michigan Speedway:

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Els survives rain, Woods falters

Barron wins first IRL race

LEBANON, Tenn., July 20 (UPI) -- Alex Barron became the fourth first-time winner in the Indy Racing League this season Saturday night as the Southern California native won the Firestone Indy 20

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Jeff Ward
Indy car driver Jeff Ward meets up with Sir Jackie StewartÊ a three time Formula One Champion on May 28, 2005 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff will start 31st Êin this Sunday's Indianapolis 500 . (UPI Photo/Mike Bryand).Ê.

Jeff Ward (born June 22, 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland of Scottish parents) is the first motocross rider in history to win every major AMA motocross national championship. Nicknamed 'The Flying Freckle', throughout his motocross career Ward stayed loyal to the Kawasaki brand and retired from motocross with seven national titles, 56 national race wins and having represented the USA 7 times on Motocross Des Nations winning teams. Following his motocross career, Ward moved to racing cars in the Indy Racing League. Ward finished 6th in series points in 1998, and won the 2002 race at Texas Motor Speedway. He established a solid reputation at the prestigious Indianapolis 500: he was 1997 Rookie of the Year with a third place finish and garnered four top five finishes in just seven starts. Ward was also in the 1971 documentary movie On Any Sunday starring Steve McQueen. He has 4 kids: Brandon(18), Ayrton(13), Alain(13), and Siena(11). He is now racing short course off road trucks in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for the Speed Technologies team. Check his website at WardsWinningWays.comand jeffward3x.com

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