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Mom offers $500 to get daughter a job

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 4 (UPI) -- A California mother spent Friday afternoon on the side of a road with a sign promising $500 to someone who could help her daughter land a job.

Children at risk in cars even on mild days

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- It is commonly known the elderly, children and pets should not be left in closed motor vehicles when it's hot but U.S. officials say mild temperatures can kill.

Children forced into sex need more help

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Most U.S. states have failed to create the legal framework needed to protect children from sexual exploitation, an advocacy group said Thursday.
Suit challenges Ala. marriage policy

Suit challenges Ala. marriage policy

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Alabama policy requiring couples to prove they are in the United States legally before getting married is arbitrary and unfair, a civil rights group says.

Canadian meatpacker recalls wieners

TORONTO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods said Tuesday it is voluntarily calling back wieners that weren't fully tested for listeria bacteria.

Report: Officials should pursue sex rings

DALLAS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Agencies in northern Texas have fallen short in fighting underage forced sex rings, a report by a non-profit organization contends.

Woman, 59, gives birth to son

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 16 (UPI) -- A 59-year-old woman has become the oldest known new mother in Texas after giving birth to a 5-pound, 11-ounce son.

Village People star has vocal cord surgery

SAN DIEGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Victor Willis' publicist said the original lead singer of the U.S. disco group the Village People is expected to make a full recovery from vocal cord surgery.

Toddlers adept at data mining

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest toddlers are adept at what financial analysts and scientists do with computers -- data mining.

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Grammar costs cancer research $8 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Poor grammar has led to cancer researchers in Hawaii losing $8 million in funding from cigarette taxes, as only one cigarette was specified in the law.

Poll: Murray under 50 percent in new poll

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A new poll finds Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ahead of her likely Republican opponent in the 2004 election -- but with less than 50 percent of the vote.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Judge could order cat woman leashed

AURORA, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An Illinois woman with an insatiable need to own cats will face a judge this month who will decide if she needs psychological help.

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JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Mark David Chapman, Ike Turner and Rev. Marvin Gaye are the top evildoers in rock history, according to the October issue of Blender magazine.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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