The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Cherry picker an effective speed trap

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Rio Rancho, N.M., say a number of speeding citations have been handed out to area drivers thanks to an officer's cherry picker hiding spot.

Bush motorcade cop dies in crash

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A motorcycle police officer died Monday when he crashed while riding near the front of President George Bush's motorcade in New Mexico.

'Geeks' star lands role on 'Bones'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Francis Daley has landed a recurring role on the Fox drama, "Bones," Zap2it.com reported Wednesday.

'Kitchen Confidential' streams at MySpace

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Fox TV is making an unseen episode of "Kitchen Confidential" available to the 36 million members of MySpace.com, it was announced Wednesday.

Youth jailed for serving snotty fast food

ALBUQUERQUE, March 23 (UPI) -- A former Burger King worker has been jailed for spitting in an Albuquerque, N.M., police officer's sandwich.
John Francis

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (February 11, 1863–October 2, 1950) was an Irish-American politician and the maternal grandfather of US President John F. Kennedy.

Fitzgerald was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Irish immigrants, Thomas Fitzgerald of County Limerick and Rosanna Cox of County Cavan. He was the fourth of twelve children; of his siblings, both sisters died in infancy, as did his eldest brother. Joseph, the ninth brother, had severe brain damage from malaria and barely functioned. Only three survived in good health and after John's mother died when he was sixteen, his father wished for him to become a doctor to help prevent future tragedies of the sort that had marred the Fitzgerald family.

Accordingly, after being educated at Boston Latin School, he enrolled at Harvard Medical School for one year, but withdrew following the death of his father in 1885. Fitzgerald later became a clerk at the Customs House in Boston and was active in the local Democratic Party.

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