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Reid has tough task garnering Senate votes for Syria resolution

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has taken on a tough task patching together support for a vote backing U.S. action against Syria, says a former adviser.
Reid called as witness for Blagojevich

Reid called as witness for Blagojevich

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who soon goes on trial, have subpoenaed U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as a witness, a Reid aide said.
Scott Brown to be sworn in Thursday

Scott Brown to be sworn in Thursday

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., will be sworn into office Thursday, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told The Hill.
Democrats: Palin sarcastic and divisive

Democrats: Palin sarcastic and divisive

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Democrats say Republican vice presidential pick Gov. Sarah Palin's acceptance speech was divisive and scary.
Speech may threaten Lieberman's post

Speech may threaten Lieberman's post

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman's speech to Republican delegates in St. Paul, Minn., may have shut the door with Democrats, the Senate majority leader's office said.
Reid laying groundwork for re-election

Reid laying groundwork for re-election

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is guiding national Democratic legislative initiatives as well as gearing up for re-election in 2010, an adviser says.

Pentagon predicts layoffs in budget fight

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department says 100,000 civilian employees are to get furlough letters next week because of Congress's failure to pass spending bills.

Abramoff allegedly names Reid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Investigators probing convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with U.S. congressional members said Abramoff allegedly named Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Reid to amend ethics reports

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he will correct ethics reports made to Congress in the past four years to disclose details of a real estate deal.

Senate may vote on border fence

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate may join the House this week in passing legislation that would call for a secure fence on the border between the United States and Mexico.

Parties to use Alito fight in elections

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Conservative and liberal interest groups plan to advertise opinions on the Alito Supreme Court nomination as the U.S. Senate debate escalates.

Alito nomination will not draw filibuster

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid says Democrats don't plan to filibuster the nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Republicans to turn up the heat on Reid

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- National Republicans are expected to begin a prolonged campaign against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to weaken his support in his home state.

Senate bill would allow research cloning

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban reproductive cloning but allow a separate procedure called research or therapeutic cloning that can be used to produce embryonic stem cells that could potentially treat disease.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Kennedy to push new Iraq resolution

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., was going ahead Wednesday with plans to introduce a new resolution on the Senate floor calling on President Bush to obtain a new resolution granting him authority to resort to military force if necessary to disarm Iraq of sus
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent
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Jim Manley is an artist, born on 17 January 1934, in St Helens, Lancashire, England. He has lived in Killough, County Down, Northern Ireland since 1971. He uses mixed media (mainly water colours and acrylic).

His choice of the Sweeney theme, which he has quarried at intervals for nearly two decades, is not as strange as it may seem. Sweeney, as created in the Irish epic Buile Suibhne - one of the major achievements of medieval literature - inhabits the topography of County Antrim and the adjacent County Down. It is natural that Manley, the hill walker and mountain-climber, should respond to the medieval poet's descriptions of what Seamus Heaney (who translated the epic into English) termed the 'beauties and seventies of the natural world'.

The story focuses upon the fate of Sweeney, the King of Dal Araidhe, who was cursed by Saint Ronan, turned into a bird, and driven mad, left foraging for himself until the curse was fulfilled by his death. The title of Heaney's version, Sweeney Astray, prompted the artist in a certain direction. There is a scrake of volcanic rock which juts out of the sea called Ailsa Craig. If you take the ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland you'll notice off the coast of Ayrshire. How, wondered the artist, would Sweeney survive on such an inhospitable, place, albeit one that was a veritable city of nesting birds?

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