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Ralph Waite of 'Waltons' fame dead at 85

SOUTH PALM DESERT, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Ralph Waite died Thursday at his home in South Palm Desert, Calif., a family spokesman told the Hollywood Reporter. He was 85.

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Arson suspect carried from courtroom

SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Authorities in Pennsylvania said a man who allegedly set fire to his own van intentionally hit his head on a courtroom door and threw himself on the floor.

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Wal-Mart founder's widow Helen Walton dies

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 20 (UPI) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. matriarch Helen Robson Walton, widow of company founder Sam Walton, has died at age 87 in her Bentonville, Ark., home.

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Sam Walton's son John killed in air crash

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., June 28 (UPI) -- John Walton, the second son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, was killed when his ultra-light aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in Wyoming.

Ed-biz: Where business and education meet

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Every Tuesday, starting on April 1, United Press International will post this report, "Ed-biz," for qualifying news and feature clients around the world. The feature focuses on the business of education as if it were, well, a business. Increasingly, it is
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John Walton (1738 – 1783) was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress. Though born in Virginia, Walton later became a planter near Augusta, Georgia. He was elected as a delegate from St. Paul Parish to the Provincial Congress at Savannah in 1775, and then elected to the Continental Congress in 1778. He signed the Articles of Confederation on behalf of Georgia on July 24, 1778. He held the office of surveyor of Richmond County for several years before his death in New Savannah, Georgia in 1783.

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