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History indicates Bank of England helped Nazis sell seized Czech gold

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- The Bank of England helped Nazis sell gold looted after they invaded then-Czechoslovakia in 1939, a history of the bank's World War II activities indicated.

Documents show Britain bugged King Edward VIII, paid Franco brother

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- Newly released documents show British intelligence bugged King Edward VIII before his abdication and paid key Spanish leaders to keep the country neutral.
George W. Bush says he's for Romney

George W. Bush says he's for Romney

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Former President George W. Bush, largely absent during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign, said he endorsed likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Lawsuit settled over Civil War materials

CARBONDALE, Ill., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Ulysses S. Grant Association and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale have reached an out-of-court settlement over Civil War materials, the school said.
Personality Spotlight: Christina Romer

Personality Spotlight: Christina Romer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Christina Romer, one of the foremost U.S. experts on the causes of the Great Depression, could need that kind of expertise in her new White House job.

Novelist Jon Hassler dead at 74

MINNEAPOLIS, March 20 (UPI) -- Minnesota novelist Jon Hassler has died of Parkinson's disease at 74.

David E. Kelley creating new show for ABC

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Producer David E. Kelley is working on a time travel series for ABC based on the BBC's sci-fi drama, "Life on Mars," it was reported Tuesday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Coyotes thriving in Michigan suburbs... Traditional costumes big this Halloween... Drought cuts size of Illinois pumpkins... Scotland Yard probed racy 1935 book... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Scotland Yard probed racy 1935 book

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A passage in a 1935 book suggesting a British man could be seduced by a Russian woman almost led to criminal prosecution of the author.

Redheads' melanin may explain skin cancer

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- North Carolina researchers have found differences in reactions to light in skin pigments that may explain why redheads are more likely to get skin cancer.

Salmon Rushdie to head literary group

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Salmon Rushdie, who survived an Iranian death fatwah for allegedly blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed in a novel, has been picked to head the PEN American Center.

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Fred Astaire and composer Dimitri Tiomkin, born in 1899; composer-conductor Max Steiner in 1888; Larry Williams, who had a 1957 hit with "Bony Moroney," in 1935. The Spinners' Henry Fambrough was born in 1938 (age 65); Danny Rap
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International
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John Simon
TEN2002100602 - NASHVILLE, TN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair (right) faked a hand off to rookie running back John Simon during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tenn. McNair hit Simon with an 8-yard pass on the next play for a touchdown. mk/bs/Billy Suratt UPI
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Sir John Simon (9 December 1818 – 24 June 1897) was a British sergeant at law and Liberal Party politician.

Simon was born at Montego Bay Jamaica, the son of Isaac Simon. He was sent to England in 1833 to a school in Liverpool. He also studied Hebrew as he wanted to become a rabbi, but he entered the law instead. He graduated from the University of London in 1841 and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1842. He went to Jamaica after his marriage in 1843 and practised law at Spanish Town until 1843 when he returned to England for his wife's health. He became a successful on the northern circuit, and in the superior courts in London and in 1864 he was created a sergeant at law. He was frequently a judge in Manchester and Liverpool, and at the City of London Court. He became QC in 1968. Simon was elected as MP for Dewsbury in 1868 and held the seat until he retired through ill health in 1888. In parliament he was particularly concerned with reforms of the judicature, and outside parliament was active in campaigning on behalf of Russian Jews.

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