Florida executes John Ferguson, convicted in eight slayings

STARKE, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- John Ferguson, convicted of eight murders, was executed by lethal injection in Florida Monday after a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed.

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Execution of Florida killer halted

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Toronto center Mats Sundin stays put

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NHL: Toronto 3, Washington 2

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Leafs' Mark Bell out 8 weeks after surgery

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Broken leg sidelines Michael Peca

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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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Ashado sets record for filly at Keeneland

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Sheik pays Keeneland record $9.7 mil

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Wealthy sheik spends big on U.S. horses

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Maple Leafs acquire Brian Leetch

TORONTO, March 3 (UPI) -- Toronto acquired two-time Norris Trophy winner Brian Leetch from the New York Rangers Wednesday for two players and two draft picks.
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John Ferguson
Manager John Ferguson holds the Woodlawn cup, after Ferguson's horse, Bernardini took first place in the 131st running of the Preakness Stakes, at Pimlico race track in Baltimore, MD on May 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

John Ferguson (15 March 1830 – 30 March 1906) was a Scottish-born Australian politician. Born in Banffshire, he received a primary education before becoming a carpenter. He migrated to Australia in 1855, becoming a goldminer and carpenter, and then a builder and contractor at Rockhampton in Queensland. He was also a company director. He served on Rockhampton Council, including a period as mayor in 1880. In 1881 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Rockhampton, holding the seat until 1888. In 1894 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Council. He successfully contested the Australian Senate in the 1901 federal election for the Free Trade Party, but did not resign his seat in the Legislative Council. (Holding seats in both state and federal legislatures simultaneously was not yet forbidden by the Australian Constitution.) Ferguson's interest remained in state politics and he seldom attended the Senate, leading to his seat being declared vacant on 6 October 1903, shortly before the 1903 federal election, which Ferguson did not contest. He continued in the Legislative Council until his death in 1906.

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