La Brea Tar Pits reopen to public

La Brea Tar Pits reopen to public

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Page Museum that oversees some of the most fertile portions of Los Angeles's La Brea tar pits are reopening an excavation site known as Pit 91.
Brooks Hays

COL FB: Texas 56, New Mexico State 7

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- David Ash racked up 343 passing yards and tossed four TD passes Saturday, propelling No. 15 Texas to a 56-7 season-opening rout of New Mexico State.

Nashville gun-control activist: Group's gun giveaway insensitive

NASHVILLE, April 28 (UPI) -- A Nashville gun-control activist said a Tennessee pro-gun group timed its gun-giveaway to fly in the face of President Barack Obama's gun-control efforts.

Border surveillance system for Jordan

DULLES, Va., April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency has tapped Raytheon to design and develop a border security system for Jordan.

1 million Brits hit with norovirus

LONDON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- More than 1 million people in Britain have caught the norovirus, the winter vomiting bug or stomach flu, this season, health officials estimated.

Stomach flu earlier, worse in Britain

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Norovirus, or the stomach flu, is 27 percent higher in Britain than at the same time last year and six weeks earlier than usual, health officials say.

Akimeka suppots military health system

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 29 (UPI) -- A subsidiary of the VSE Corp. has been chosen by the U.S. military health system to research, test and develop medical solutions and products.

Blagojevich chief of staff gets 10 days

CHICAGO, March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge James Zagel sentenced John Harris, former chief of staff for convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, to 10 days in prison.

Raytheon continues TOW support

DULLES, Va., March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has given a subsidiary of Raytheon a $77.9 million contract for logistics and engineering support for TOW subsystems and related equipment.
Gun-rights advocates plan Tenn. GOP push

Gun-rights advocates plan Tenn. GOP push

NASHVILLE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- GOP lawmakers will face voter wrath if they don't let people carry loaded handguns into school and workplace parking lots, Tennessee gun-rights lobbyists say.
Senate seat key in Blago retrial

Senate seat key in Blago retrial

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) -- Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich found the idea of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. moving up to the U.S. Senate "repugnant," a tape played in court Wednesday revealed.
Tapes: No one would object to Sen. Winfrey

Tapes: No one would object to Sen. Winfrey

CHICAGO, June 28 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich thought no one would object if he appointed Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. Senate, tapes at his corruption trial showed Monday.

Blago lawyers want Obama FBI interview

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a motion Wednesday for reports on the FBI's interview of President Obama.
Witness: Blagojevich wanted big job

Witness: Blagojevich wanted big job

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich hoped to trade a U.S. Senate seat for an important government position, his ex-aide said.
Ex-aide to testify against Blagojevich

Ex-aide to testify against Blagojevich

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- The former chief of staff to impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded guilty to charges he helped try to sell President Obama's U.S. Senate seat.
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John Harris

John Harris (born October 15, 1957 in Glennallen, Alaska) is an American politician and member of the Alaska House of Representatives. He served as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2008. He was first elected in 1998 and represents the 12th district, as a member of the Republican Party. He was the mayor of Valdez from 1992 to 1996 and a member of the Valdez City Council from 1990 to 1998. John Harris attended Lincoln Electric Welding School in Cleveland, Ohio and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the owner of Valdez Industrial Supply, and has been a board member of Horizons Unlimited, Resource of Alaska, and United Way.

He is Chair of the House Committee on Committees and was Co-Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Rules Committee, the Legislative Council Committee, and the following Finance Subcommittees: Court System, Governor, Legislature, and University of Alaska. He was a member of the Ethics Committee, the Finance Committee, the Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee, and the Finance Subcommittees for Health & Social Services and Corrections.

Harris contemplated running for Alaska governor in 2010, but dropped out of the race over fundraising concerns.

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