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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry robbed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry reportedly was robbed inside his home by youths who had volunteered to carry his groceries.

Former Washington mayor admits tax charge

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry admitted Friday he failed to pay federal income taxes for five years.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2005 with 66 to follow.
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Marion Barry subject of tax investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is under investigation for failing to file federal income tax returns and pay taxes, The Washington Post reported. Barry, 69, has not been charged in the IRS and U.S. Attorney's Office investigation of his tax returns

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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2005 with 143 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2005 with 143 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2005 with 252 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 6, the 65th day of 2005 with 300 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2005 with 319 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005 with 344 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2005 with 347 to follow.
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Marion Barry treated for infection

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- D.C. Council member Marion Barry was in the intensive care unit of Howard University Hospital Saturday for a bacterial infection with flu-like symptoms.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2004 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

U.S. Nov. 2 candidates include a donkey

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Some U.S. elections on Nov. 2 will feature a donkey and pig squaring off for town mayor, and a woman who lives in her car, ABC News reported Monday.

Barry appears headed back to D.C. council

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry had a political comeback Tuesday, winning a Democratic primary for a seat on the city council.
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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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