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Dems want GOPers booted from ethics panel

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats want to see two Republicans with ties to U.S. Rep. Tom Delay, R-Texas, booted off the House ethics committee.

Hastings to chair House Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., was chosen Wednesday to lead the House Ethics Committee.

DeLay spends nearly $130,000 on legal fees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay spent $127,775 of the $185,300 he raised to fight legal problems in the third quarter of 2004.

Group lauds lawyer sanction bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A civil-suit reform group praised the House Judiciary Committee for passing a bill Wednesday that would punish lawyers for frivolous suits.

Sains ink Lamar Smith

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints have signed running back Lamar Smith to serve as a backup to Deuce McAllister.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Packers ink Lamar Smith

GREEN BAY, Wis., June 2 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed Lamar Smith, a former 1,000-yard rusher, to serve as a backup to Ahman Green.

Cybersecurity oversight committee named

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The House Friday named Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of a new subcommittee to oversee work done by the Department of Homeland Security regarding computers, telecommunications and information.

Stephen Davis signs with Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 14 (UPI) -- Two-time Pro Bowl running back Stephen Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Report: Panthers ink Stephen Davis

BRISTOL, Conn., March 13 (UPI) -- It appears two-time Pro Bowl running back Stephen Davis has decided to play close to home, even if it is with a rebuilding team.

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Carolina 13, Cleveland 6

CLEVELAND, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Rookie Dee Brown rushed for a career-high 122 yards in his first NFL start Sunday and the Carolina defense forced five turnovers, including two in the final eig

Congress OKs cybersecurity research bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Basic research into better security for computer networks could receive a major boost from legislation that left Capitol Hill Tuesday on its way to the president's desk.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News
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MIA2001010607 - 06 JANUARY 2001- MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Miami Dolphin runningback Lamar Smith (26) in first half action against the Miami Dolphins January 6, 2002. The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 34-7 at Pro Player stadium in Miami, Florida. Lamar Smith ran for a record 158 yards. mk/sk/Susan Knowles UPI
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Lamar Smith (1892 – August 13, 1955) was a U.S. civil rights figure, black farmer, World War I veteran and an organizer of black voter registration. He was shot to death in broad daylight at close range on the lawn of the Lincoln County courthouse in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Some contemporary reports say there were many white witnesses, including the local sheriff, who saw a white man covered with blood leaving the scene. No witnesses would come forward and the three men who had been arrested went free.

Smith apparently had attended meetings of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), probably the largest civil rights organization in the state. He was also a personal friend of the RCNL's president, Dr. T.R.M. Howard of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Smith's murder was one of several racially motivated attacks in Mississippi during 1955. The other incidents included the murder of George W. Lee, a civil rights leader in Belzoni (May), the killing of Emmett Till, a black teenager visiting from Chicago (August), and the shooting of Gus Courts (December), a civil rights associate of Lee in Belzoni. The Smith case was cited in the NAACP's pamphlet M is for Murder and Mississippi.

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