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COL BKB: Minnesota 88, High Point 81

Maverick Ahanmisi scored 21 points as the Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the High Point Panthers, 88-81.

Judge: Archbishop must give deposition in clerical abuse lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis must give a deposition in a clerical molestation suit, a judge says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
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'Ocean's 16' group claims one-third of big Powerball jackpot

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The 16 county workers in New Jersey who won a third of a large Powerball jackpot include the daughter of a state lawmaker who wrote the state's lottery law.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 9, 2013.
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Terrafugia unveils second generation flying car

Terrafugia unveils second generation flying car

WOBURN, Mass., May 7 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts aerospace company has unveiled its second generation flying car, even though it has yet to deliver any of it first generation vehicles.

Boy, 9, presumed dead in Alaskan glacier crevasse

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April 14 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old Alaska boy was presumed dead after the snowmobile he was riding fell into a deep glacier crevasse, state police said Sunday.
Original World War II Navajo talker dies

Original World War II Navajo talker dies

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., May 22 (UPI) -- John Brown Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo code talkers who made a big impact during World War II, has died at the age of 87, the Navajo Nation said.

Killer of Opry star waits for parole

NASHVILLE, July 24 (UPI) -- A man who killed a Grand Ole Opry star and his wife more than three decades ago is waiting to learn if he will be paroled from a Tennessee prison.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 9, 2008.
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Deadly tiger escape under investigation

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Officials at San Francisco General Hospital said two men injured by an escaped zoo tiger that killed one other person could be released as early as Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.
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No memorial for Scotland's bad bard

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 2 (UPI) -- William Topaz McGonagall, the Scottish poet widely reviled in life, is getting no honor in death either.
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Verterans huddle under umbrellas as a stready rain falls during a dedication ceremony of the new Veterans Memorial at John Brown Memorial Park in Woodson Terrace, Mo. on November 1, 2003. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
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John Brown and Company of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, was a pre-eminent shipbuilder, responsible for building many notable ships.

The shipyard was founded by James and George Thomson, brothers who had worked for the famous engineer Robert Napier. The Thomson brothers named the yard J&G Thomson after their Glasgow foundry, established in Anderston in 1847. In 1851 they opened a shipyard at Cessnock, launching their first ship, named the Jackal, in 1852. They quickly established a reputation in building prestigious passenger ships, building the Jura for Cunard in 1854 and the record breaking Russia in 1867.

The company moved to the Barns o' Clyde (later re-named Clydebank) near the village of Dalmuir in 1871. The location at the confluence of the River Clyde, with the tributary River Cart at Newshot Isle, allowed very large ships to be launched. Despite severe financial difficulties the company developed a reputation based on engineering quality and innovation.

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