Four sailors face court martial in deaths at Navy 'Super Pond'

ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Four members of an elite Navy diving unit face court martial in the deaths of two of its members at a training facility in Maryland, a Navy spokesman says.

Man uses planetarium show to propose to girlfriend

WARNER ROBINS, Ga., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Georgia man said the hardest part of proposing to his girlfriend was maneuvering her into the planetarium show where he had inserted the question.

U.S. Navy disciplines five in Aberdeen Proving Ground drownings

ABERDEEN, Md., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it has disciplined five sailors after an investigation into the deaths of two divers at the Aberdeen, Md., Proving Ground.

Woman charged with biting dog

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill., May 1 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said they arrested a 19-year-old woman accused of drunkenly biting her mother and the family dog during an argument.

Rare-earth demand wakes a mining firm

MOUNTAIN PASS, Nev., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A Colorado mining company said it is gearing up to meet demand for rare-earth minerals vital to modern industries.

Two years for La. movie bribe scandal

NEW ORLEANS, July 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced the state official responsible for bringing movie productions to Louisiana to two years in prison for accepting bribes.

Night shift workers can improve alertness

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Use of light exposure therapy, dark sunglasses and a strict sleep schedule can help night-shift workers increase alertness, U.S. researchers said.

NHL: Calgary 4, San Jose 3 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Dion Phaneuf's wrist shot with 50 seconds left in regulation and his assist on Jarome Iginla's overtime goal Tuesday allowed Calgary to knock off San Jose 4-3.

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Firefighters banned from using ladders

AMPTHILL, England, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Ampthill, England, have been banned from using their ladders in non-emergency situations.

NHL: San Jose 4, Calgary 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- San Jose's Evgeni Nabokov made 21 saves as the Sharks downed the visiting Calgary Flames, 4-1, Saturday night.

NHL: San Jose 4, Calgary 1

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Vesa Toskala made 29 saves and four different San Jose players scored Monday night as the Sharks remained perfect with a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Wireless World: Aisle displays for shoppers

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- Wireless retailing is growing beyond mere point-of-sale service and inventory management, as new displays are coming to market that interact directly with custo
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NHL: San Jose 5, Nashville 4

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau's hat trick led the San Jose Sharks past the Predators, 5-4, in Game Four of a Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series Thursday night.

NHL: San Jose 3, Nashville 0

NASHVILLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Vesa Toskala made 25 saves Sunday as San Jose evened its Western Conference playoff series against Nashville at 1-1 with a 3-0 road victory.

NHL: San Jose 6, St. Louis 0

ST. LOUIS, March 22 (UPI) -- Vesa Toskala made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Steve Bernier had two goals Tuesday as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues, 6-0.

NHL: San Jose 3, Nashville 2 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Christian Ehrhoff scored the winning goal with 2:04 left in overtime Saturday as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators, 3-2.

NHL: San Jose 6, Anaheim 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- San Jose's Jonathan Cheechoo notched his third hat trick of the season to lift the visiting Sharks past the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 6-4, Wednesday night. Mark Smith and Tom Preissing also scored a goal apiece, and Evgeni Nabokov made 35 saves for the Sha

Rescued sailors return home

SYDNEY, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Two men rescued after clinging to a life raft for 11 days have finally reached Australia.

NHL: St. Louis 2, San Jose 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Petr Cajanek scored the game-deciding tally in a shootout to edge the visiting St. Louis Blues past the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, at HP Pavilion.

2 yachtsmen survive 11 days on life raft

LY SON, Vietnam, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Two men from Australia and New Zealand are hoping to make it home for Christmas after surviving 11 days adrift on a life raft in the stormy South China Sea.

Seamen stuck on island after 11-day ordeal

HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Stormy weather has kept two seamen stranded on a tiny Vietnamese island, after being rescued from a raft where they spent 11 days at sea without food or water.

NHL: San Jose 6, Florida 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Mark Smith scored twice during a four-goal surge in the second period to pace San Jose to a 6-2 win over Florida Thursday night.

Oil, gas royalties jump in the West

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Colorado had a 41 percent boost in royalties, or $89 million, from oil and gas leases from federal lands within the state in 2004, a federal report said.

Feral cats lose Wisconsin vote

MILWAUKEE, April 13 (UPI) -- Feral cats crept closer to being declared an unprotected species in Wisconsin, but are still a ways from becoming targets for hunters.
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