Latest Hoffa search under way on farm

DETROIT, May 19 (UPI) -- Dozens of law officers returned to a Detroit area farm Friday to continue their search for the body of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.

FBI digs Michigan field for Hoffa remains

DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) -- The FBI used heavy equipment Thursday to dig at a horse farm northwest of Detroit looking for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.

Former FBI agent says Hoffa claim is hoax

DETROIT, April 18 (UPI) -- A former FBI agent says a biography that claims a late mob hitman killed former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is a hoax.

Mob widow says 'Sopranos' stole her life

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The widow of a Boca Raton, Fla., mob boss is suing HBO because she says her family was used as the model for its hit drama, "The Soporanos."

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Today is Saturday, July 30, the 211th day of 2005 with 154 to follow.
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Hoffa 1975 vanishing act still mystifies

DETROIT, July 22 (UPI) -- Investigators haven't given up the search for Jimmy Hoffa -- 30 years after the Teamster leader vanished without a trace from a Detroit-area restaurant.

Bloodstains not from Hoffa killing

DETROIT, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Forensic tests on bloodstains from a Detroit house failed to corroborate the story of a man who said that's where he killed Jimmy Hoffa three decades ago.

DNA blood link sought in Hoffa death

DETROIT, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The FBI is performing DNA analysis on blood from a Detroit house possibly linked to the death of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, the Detroit Free Press said Monday.

Historic hotel sold to condo developer

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Chicago's historical Shoreland Hotel has been sold to developer Kenard Corp., which plans to turn the building into 260 condominiums.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 30, the 212th day of 2004 with 154 to follow.
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Jimmy Hoffa disappearance case revives

DETROIT, June 2 (UPI) -- Detroit area prosecutors may subpoena suspects in the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, the Free Press reported Wednesday.

House search seeks clues to missing Hoffa

DETROIT, May 28 (UPI) -- Detroit police Friday dismantled the floor of a house for clues in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, the teamster boss who has not been seen since 1975.

FBI to probe alleged Hoffa-tied confession

DETROIT, March 14 (UPI) -- The FBI will look into an alleged confession by an ex-Teamsters official who claimed he helped get rid of the body of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Baldwin says he's turning over new leaf

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- American actor Alec Baldwin says his stormy marriage to and divorce from actress Kim Basinger has left him a calmer man.

FBI digs for body near Chicago ballpark

CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) -- FBI agents are digging near U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago Wednesday for the remains of a person missing for more than 20 years.
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Jimmy Hoffa
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. shows his unions support at a rally for John Kerry in Las Vegas Nevada, October 26, 2004...(UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (born February 14, 1913 – disappeared July 30, 1975, declared legally dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader and author.

Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union's General President from 1958 to 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964, and played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest single union in the United States, with over 1.5 million members during his terms as its leader. Hoffa, who had been convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud in 1964, was imprisoned in 1967, sentenced to 13 years, after exhausting the appeal process. It was not until mid-1971 that he officially resigned the Teamsters' presidency, an action that was part of a pardon agreement with U.S. president Richard Nixon, in order to facilitate his release later that year. Nixon blocked Hoffa from union activities until 1980; Hoffa was attempting to overturn this order and to regain support.

Hoffa was last seen in late July 1975, outside the Machus Red Fox, a suburban Detroit restaurant.

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