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Marion Barry receives new kidney

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is recovering from a successful kidney transplant, say doctors at Howard University Hospital.

Ex-D.C. mayor prepares for transplant

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant at Howard University Hospital, a hospital official said.

Prosecutors urge jail for Marion Barry

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors Monday urged a judge to send Washington City Councilman Marion Barry to jail for an alleged probation violation.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 10, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 10, 2007.
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Washington considers tolls

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Officials in Washington say it's time for non-residents who drive into the city to start paying for the privilege at a tollbooth.

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UPI almanac for Monday, April 23, 2007.
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Former D.C. mayor continues tax fight

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is fighting to stay out of prison over failure to file income taxes.

MLK parade goes off without a hitch

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Washington's Martin Luther King parade was moved from January to April in hopes that the weather would be better, but it wasn't.

Prosecutors want Marion Barry in jail

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in the nation's capital have asked a judge to send former Washington Mayor Marion Barry to jail on a tax evasion charge.
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Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry speaks to members of the press on his way out of a D.C. Superior Court after being found not guilty of driving under the influence in Washington on June 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)
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Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (born March 6, 1936) is an American Democratic politician who is currently serving as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing DC's Ward 8. Barry served as the second elected mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth mayor from 1995 to 1999. In addition to his current term, Barry also served two other tenures on the D.C. Council, as an At-Large member from 1975–79, and as Ward 8 representative from 1992–95. In the 1960s he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement, serving as the first president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Barry came to national prominence as mayor of the national capital, the first prominent civil-rights activist to become chief executive of a major American city; he gave the presidential nomination speech for Jesse Jackson at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. His celebrity transformed into international notoriety in January 1990, when Barry was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and arrested by FBI officials on drug charges. The arrest and subsequent trial precluded Barry seeking re-election, and Barry served six months in a federal prison. After his release, however, he was elected to the D.C. city council in 1992 and ultimately returned to the mayoralty in 1994, serving from 1995 to 1999.

Despite his history of political and legal controversies (which continues to the present day), Barry remains a figure of enormous popularity and influence on the local political scene of Washington D.C. The alternative weekly Washington City Paper nicknamed him "Mayor-for-Life," a designation that remained long after Barry left the mayoralty. The Washington Post has stated that "To understand the District of Columbia, one must understand Marion Barry."

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