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Poll: Canadians want to exit Afghanistan

OTTAWA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Four of five Canadians say the country's troops should leave Afghanistan next year, a new poll indicates.

Volunteers matching 100,000 unsorted shoes

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Volunteers with a charitable project in Norfolk, Va., say they are tirelessly working to match up 100,000 unsorted shoes donated by a national manufacturer.

Poll: Canadians favor U.S. Democrats

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian-U.S. poll published Tuesday shows more Canadians would feel much safer with a Democratic president compared to their neighbors to the south.

Man accused of Scottish terror

MANCHESTER, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A 45-year-old Manchester, England, man allegedly sent small bottles of vodka filled with poison to British officials in an attempt to run them out of Scotland.

Accountant guilty of stealing from church

CLEVELAND, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A former accountant for the Roman Catholic diocese of Cleveland was convicted Tuesday for helping another official steal $784,000.

India first test victory ever in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan, April 1 (UPI) -- India's Irfan Pathan dispatched Yousuf Yohana back to the pavilion in his first over Thursday to give India its first ever test match victory in Pakistan.

Fixing Fiats, again and again, with pride

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 23 (UPI) -- Like hundreds of thousands of people each year, Shawn Folkerts was planning a leisurely drive across the country this summer. But unlike most people, he was pla
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Eugene Wright was born this day in 1923. He signed on with the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1958, where his solid timekeeping became the base for Brubeck's experiments with polyrhythms and unusual time signatures.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Jackie Cain was born this day in 1928 in Milwaukee. She's half of Jackie and Roy, the jazz and cabaret duo noted for witty lyrics and fine vocalese.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Edmond Hall was born this day in 1901 in New Orleans. On the New York swing and traditional jazz scene he worked with Henry Allen, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Blue Planet: The wild new yonder

Last week, the Department of the Interior disclosed a legal settlement with the State of Utah that effectively forecloses establishment of new wilderness on lands managed by the department's Bureau of Land Management -- a move opposed by conservationists
DAN WHIPPLE, UPI Science News

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player Red Nichols was born this day in 1905 in Ogden, Utah. As a teenager, he idolized the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines and Phil Napoleon. As an adult he was a top bandleader in the traditional jazz vein.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer and pianist Shirley Horn was born this day in 1934 in Washington, D.C., which she still calls home. Her career gained recognition with endorsements in the early 1960s from Miles Davis, who insisted she open for his band at New York's Village Vangua
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin was born this day in 1928 in Chicago. Griffin now lives in France, returning to the United States once or twice a year to tour the jazz club circuit.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Johnny St. Cyr, a banjo player with Louis Armstrong and Joe King Oliver, was born this day in New Orleans in 1890.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Iraqi Soldiers from the 303rd Iraqi National Guard Battalion, along with Soldiers from the 45th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, lay out weapons found in the Um Kabul mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2004. Iraqi soldiers arrested the mosque's imam, along with 15 other individuals, after 5 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 10 RPG rounds, and 10 AK-47s were found in the mosque. (UPI Photo/Cpl. John Wright, U.S. Army.) .
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John "Johnny" Alan Wright (May 19, 1929 – July 12, 2001) was a British amateur boxer who won a silver medal in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. He lost in the final to László Papp of Hungary.

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