The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Man unfit for trial in son's beheading

THIBODAUX, La., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A Louisiana man is not mentally fit to stand trial for allegedly beheading his 7-year-old son, a panel of court-appointed doctors concluded.

Sanity to be determined in beheading case

THIBODAUX, La., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Louisiana man accused of decapitating his 7-year-old son will be examined by two sets of doctors to determine his sanity, a judge said.

Father accused of killing disabled son

THIBODAUX, La., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Louisiana man accused of killing and decapitating his disabled son has been assigned an attorney knowledgeable in death penalty cases.

Obama win would be first for Chicagoan

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Observers say if Barack Obama wins in November, he will be the first person from Chicago, known for its gangsters and politics, to live in the White House.

Gingrich warns of likely election pitfalls

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday the Republican Party may lose the general election if it attacks Barack Obama's experience.
Priest: Clinton remarks brought threats

Priest: Clinton remarks brought threats

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- A Catholic priest who apologized last week for mocking presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton from a Chicago pulpit says he has received threats.
Obama resigns from Trinity church

Obama resigns from Trinity church

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama says his decision to resign his membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago came with "some sadness."
Cardinal: Priest to stay out of politics

Cardinal: Priest to stay out of politics

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- Chicago's cardinal Friday said the priest and Barack Obama supporter who derided Sen. Hillary Clinton won't "mention any candidate by name" from now on.
Obama seeks to reassure Jewish voters

Obama seeks to reassure Jewish voters

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 22 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama told a Jewish audience in Florida Thursday he would maintain good relations between the United States and Israel.
Analysis: What Clinton's primary win means

Analysis: What Clinton's primary win means

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton's landslide victory over Sen. Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary Tuesday brings her no closer to winning the Democratic presidential nomination, but it is still a major blow for Obama.

Poll: Candidates hurt by some links

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Ill, each has a political albatross, a Gallup Poll released Monday indicated.

McCain and Obama look to November

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party has yet to nominate its presidential candidate, but advisers for U.S. Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama say it's time to look to November.

Black voters rally round Obama

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Black voters' enthusiasm for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama has made them increasingly protective of his presidential candidacy, campaign watchers say.
Obama predicts close Indiana primary vote

Obama predicts close Indiana primary vote

EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, campaigning in Indiana Monday in the final hours before the Democratic presidential primary election, predicted a close contest there.
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Jeremiah Wright
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) and former spiritual mentor of democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, speaks at the Nationals Press Club in Washington on April 28, 2008. Wright spoke on black theology and its traditions throughout American history and said that the recent media attacks on himself were really attacks on the black church. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr. (born September 22, 1941) is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), a megachurch in Chicago exceeding 6,000 members. In early 2008, Wright retired after 36 years as the Senior Pastor of his congregation and no longer has daily responsibilities at the church.

Following retirement, Wright's beliefs and preaching were scrutinized when segments from his sermons were publicized in connection with the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, including his contention that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were proof that "America's chickens are coming home to roost" and "...not God Bless America. God damn America." Obama reacted to the Wright controversy in a speech entitled "A More Perfect Union."

Wright subsequently defended himself in a speech before the NAACP on April 27, 2008, in which he indicated that he was not "divisive" but "descriptive," and that the black church experience, like black culture, was "different" but not "deficient". After the election, Wright was again the center of controversy when he suggested on one occasion that "them Jews" were keeping him from reaching President Obama.

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