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Man charged with raping young doctor in Philadelphia's upscale Rittenhouse Square neighborhood

Man charged with raping young doctor in Philadelphia's upscale Rittenhouse Square neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA, June 24 (UPI) --A man has been charged with raping a young doctor after forcing her into her apartment in Philadelphia's upscale Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
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NASCAR: No penalties for Stewart, Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26 (UPI) -- NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart and Joey Logano won't be penalized for a post-race dust-up following last weekend's Auto Club 400, racing officials said Tuesday.

19-year-old charged in Philly child kidnap

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A young woman has been charged with the bizarre kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl from a Philadelphia elementary school.

Police: Kidnapper targeted 5-year-old girl

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A 5-year-old girl kidnapped from her Philadelphia school appears to have been targeted, investigators said.

Man charged with trying to grab girl

PHILADELPHIA, July 20 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia man has been charged with the attempted daylight abduction of a young girl on a street near her home, police said Friday.
Would-be child abductor sought

Would-be child abductor sought

PHILADELPHIA, July 19 (UPI) -- Philadelphia officials say they are offering $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of a man who tried to kidnap a 10-year-old girl on a street.

Johnson's Daytona car fails inspection

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- NASCAR officials announced Friday that the car Jimmie Johnson had planned to drive in the Daytona 500 had failed opening-day inspection.

New mom charged with attempted murder

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A mother who allegedly abandoned her newborn baby in a cardboard box left on a street has been charged with attempted murder, Philadelphia police said.

Accused molester dies in apparent suicide

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A man accused of abusing hundreds of boys while running a London children's home apparently took his own life as his trial was about to start, authorities said.

Stewart-Busch incidents at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Brief incidents involving two-time Sprint Cup points champion Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch highlighted Friday's practice for NASCAR's Budweiser Shootout.

NASCAR drivers skeptical of new car

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 22 (UPI) -- Some NASCAR drivers are critical of the "Car of Tomorrow," which is due to debut in Tennessee but others say they will give the car a chance.

NASCAR impounds Tony Stewart's car

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 28 (UPI) -- In a move believed to be unprecedented in NASCAR history, Tony Stewart's Chevrolet Monte Carlo was confiscated prior to Friday's practice for this weekend's Sam

Rusty Wallace fined for infraction

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rusty Wallace's bid for his first Daytona 500 victory took a serious blow Friday when his race team was fined $10,000 he was pushed back in the field for Sunday

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John M. Darby (September 3 or September 27, 1804 - September 18, 1877) was an American botanist, chemist, and academic. He created the first systematic catalogue of flora in the southeastern United States.

Darby was born in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1804. At the age of ten, his father died, and he was apprenticed to a fuller. At the age of 23, he entered Williams College, and graduating with an Artium Magister degree from that institution in 1831. After graduation, he was an instructor at Williamstown Academy, and later at Barhamville Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1841, he published the first compilation of the botany of the southern United States in his A manual of botany, a companion work to Amos Eaton's Manual of Botany for the Northern States. He was named professor of natural sciences at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in 1842. In 1845, Darby returned to Williams College as Professor of Mathematics, but returned South a year later to teach again at Barhamville. In 1848, he became principal of the Sigourney Institute in Culloden, Georgia, a school he helped found.

In 1855, he became president and professor of natural science of the Auburn Masonic Female College--today Auburn High School--in Auburn, Alabama. While at Auburn, he expanded his A manual of botany to the more comprehensive Botany of the Southern States, and published a textbook on chemistry. In addition, he began producing and selling a patent medicine disinfectant known as "Darby's Prophylactic Fluid", which gained wide use throughout the Southeast. In 1856, he helped found East Alabama Male College in Auburn, which is today Auburn University. When the East Alabama College opened in 1859, he was appointed professor of natural science at that school, a position he held concurrently with his position at the Auburn Female College.

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