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Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

Senators, small business owners push for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Small business leaders joined Senate Democrats on the Hill Thursday to lend their support to a push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
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Farm laborer gets life for 1980s killings

SWANSEA, Wales, May 27 (UPI) -- A farmhand was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing four people in two crimes in Wales more than 20 years ago.

Laborer, 66, on trial for 1980s killings

SWANSEA, Wales, March 23 (UPI) -- A Welsh farm laborer, 66, went on trial Tuesday, charged with two double murders committed in the 1980s.

Cooper takes over Tenn. State basketball

NASHVILLE, March 27 (UPI) -- John Cooper, who has been an assistant coach for more than 15 years, was introduced Friday as the head basketball coach at Tennessee State.

British commander praises Iraq efforts

BAGHDAD, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A senior military commander says Britain's performance in Iraq has been successful and justifies its cost in lives and money.
Aikman leads college hall of fame class

Aikman leads college hall of fame class

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Pro Football Hall of Fame member Troy Aikman was among 15 people in the 2008 class to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Monk among those on college hall ballot

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Art Monk, who was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, is one of 75 players on the ballot to join the College Football Hall of Fame.

Suicide common theme in Sundance films

PARK CITY , Utah, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Suicide is a running theme in many of the movies screening at the Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah.

Flutie tops Hall of Fame ballot

DALLAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie is one of 75 players and John Cooper is one of eight coaches up for selection this year to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Coolest people in independent film named

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The "I" list of the 25 most important directors, writers, editors and cinematographers in independent film was released by MovieMaker Magazine in New York.

Man pleads guilty to killing with ax

MOORHEAD, N.D., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A young North Dakota man has admitted killing a man with an ax after a night of drinking for reasons he can no longer remember.

Tressel gets new deal at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 16 (UPI) -- Ohio State has given football coach Jim Tressel a new six-year contract.

Joseph suspended at Oregon

EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Oregon guard Andre Joseph has been suspended one game for contact detrimental to the team.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Pres International

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John Cooper (born July 2, 1937) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Tulsa (1977–1984), Arizona State University (1985–1987), and Ohio State University (1988–2000), compiling a career record of 192–84–6. Cooper was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2008.

Cooper grew up in the Knoxville suburb of Powell, Tennessee and joined the United States Army after high school. After serving for two years, he enrolled at Iowa State University where he played football for four years eventually becoming team captain and MVP.

Cooper spent time as an assistant coach at Iowa State, Oregon State, UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky. In 1977, he was named the head football coach at the University of Tulsa. At Tulsa, he compiled a 57–31 record with five Missouri Valley Conference titles. He became the head coach at Arizona State in 1985 where his teams played in three consecutive bowl games, including the 1987 Rose Bowl, during his three-year tenure. Notably, he was just 0–2–1 against arch-rival Arizona. He accepted the job as head coach at Ohio State on December 31, 1987. It is rumored that he became the front-runner for the head coaching position at Ohio State because of his 1987 Rose Bowl victory over Michigan.

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