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Investigators comb crane collapse site

HOUSTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Investigators said Saturday they were sifting through the wreckage of a collapsed crane at a Houston refinery, looking for clues to what caused the calamity.

Former Alaskan lawmaker to be sentenced

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge has denied former Alaska state Rep. Vic Kohring's request for a new trial, court papers show.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.
By United Press International

Kentucky Horse Park to be honored

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Kentucky Horse Park has been selected to receive the 2007 Special Eclipse Award for outstanding contributions to thoroughbred horse racing.

Miracle may be credited to Cardinal Newman

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Vatican is expected to attribute a miracle to Cardinal Newman, helping to put him on the road to becoming Britain's first saint in 40 years.

Legendary race horse John Henry dead at 32

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, the winner of 30 U.S. stakes races and a 1990 inductee into the Racing Hall of Fame has been put down at the age of 32.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Gallery owner pleads guilty to art theft

SEATTLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A former Seattle art gallery owner accused of stealing art worth hundreds of thousands of dollars has pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree theft.

Watercooler Stories

Man charged with bothering whale ... Milwaukee schools remove handcuffs ... Baby treated after drinking gin and juice ... Graffiti comes with a smile in Chicago ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Graffiti comes with a smile in Chicago

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Several cars in Chicago's Printer's Row neighborhood received impromptu makeovers recently when vandals spray-painted large smiley faces on them.

Survivor of 'Great Escape' dies at 90

NANAIMO, British Columbia, April 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian farmer who participated in the World War II prison camp break depicted in the movie "The Great Escape" has died.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

The fortunes of Kentucky Derby hopefuls fluctuated like the stock market during the weekend, with Nobiz Like Shobiz's shares plummeting while Great Hunter's and
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Grandmother hit by foul ball embarassed

BOSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The grandmother whose scalp was split open by a Derek Jeter foul ball during Friday's Red Sox-Yankees game at Boston's Fenway Park said she was embarrassed.
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John Henry
CLE99082104 - 21 AUGUST 1999 - CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA: Cleveland Browns kick returner Jermaine Ross gives more than a stiff arm as Minnesota Viking John Henry Mills tries to make a tackle during second quarter action at Cleveland Browns Stadium, August 21. The Vikings won 24-17. jr/gh/Gary Harwood UPI
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John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter and dentist of the American Old West, who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

"Doc" Holliday was born in Griffin, Georgia, to Henry Burroughs Holliday and Alice Jane Holliday (née McKey). His father served in the Mexican–American War and the Civil War. His family baptized him at the First Presbyterian Church in 1852.

In 1864 his family moved to Valdosta, Georgia. Holliday's mother died of tuberculosis on September 16, 1866, when he was 15 years old. Three months later his father married Rachel Martin. While in Valdosta, he attended the Valdosta Institute, where he received a strong classical secondary education in rhetoric, grammar, mathematics, history, and languages – principally Latin, but also French and some Ancient Greek.

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