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JACKSON, Miss., March 22 (UPI) -- One day after pleading guilty to a racially motivated killing, a Mississippi man was back in court Thursday to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges.

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Florida TV twin allowed to sue hospital

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GE Energy to buy BHA Group Holdings

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GE purchases Enron wind-turbine business

HOUSTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Power Systems business of General Electric Co. agreed Wednesday to purchase the wind-turbine business of Enron. Corp.

John Burroughs (April 3, 1837-March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own.

His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections, beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871.

In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs's special identity was less that of a scientific naturalist than that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world."

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