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Wendy Davis expected to announce bid for governor

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who gained prominence for filibustering a bill restricting abortion in the state, has told supporters she will run for governor.

Former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe dies

HOUSTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. has died at the family home in Uvalde, Texas, friends said. He was 87.

Police: Robber tried to get ride with cop

SAGINAW, Mich., July 13 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said a man who allegedly tried to rob a bank was arrested while trying to hitch a ride with an undercover officer.

Candlestick pat-downs prompt state case

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- An attorney says the California Supreme Court will hear statements in the case of Candlestick Park attendees undergoing questionable pat-downs.

Gaffes mark White House race

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama have made a series of gaffes in their respective campaigns for U.S. president, observers say.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Debbie Reynolds, who was born in 1932 (age 71); country's Jim Ed Brown in 1934 (age 69); Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers in 1939 (age 64); The Tokens' Phil Margo in 1942 (age 61); John Barbata, who sat behind the drum kit for
By United Press International

Book Review: 'Bush's brain' is brain dead

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- UPI's Book at a glance: Bush's Brain -- How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore and Wayne Slater. Wiley, 395 pages, $27.95.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 1) Today's birthdays include Debbie Reynolds, who was born in 1932 (age 70); country's Jim Ed Brown in 1934 (age 68); Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers in 1939 (age 63); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 30) Today's birthdays include Rolf Harris, who had a hit in 1963 with the novelty tune "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," was born in 1930 (age 72); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Prince Charles is welcomed to Texas on February 17, 1986 by Governor Mark White and his wife Linda Gale at Dalles Forth Worth Airport. Prince Charles arrived in Texas for a week long stay. (UPI Photo/Ed Culwell/Files)
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Mark Wells White (born March 17, 1940) is an American lawyer, who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983-1987.

Born in Henderson, Texas, in Rusk County, White attended Baylor University in Waco, and was a member of the prestigious Tryon Coterie Club, now Phi Delta Theta (Texas Lambda Chapter) at Baylor. He graduated with a law degree in 1965. After spending time practicing law in a private practice in Houston (Harris County), White served as the state's assistant attorney general. In 1973, White was appointed as Texas secretary of state under Governor Dolph Briscoe.

White served as secretary of state until 1977, when he resigned to run for state attorney general, where he served until 1983. In the 1978 general election, White defeated the Republican choice, James A. Baker, III (59% to 40%), a Houston lawyer, businessman, and power broker affiliated with the Bushes of Houston. As the state's chief enforcement officer, he co-chaired the Federal-State Enforcement Coordinating Committee and was a member of the Governor's Organized Crime Prevention Council. On the national level, he was elected Chairman of the Southern Conference of Attorneys General in May of 1981.

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