'John Doe' reunited with Detroit family

DETROIT, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A mentally ill Michigan man was reunited with family outside a courtroom after living in a home as "John Doe" since 2008.

Autistic 'John Doe' identified

DETROIT, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Family members say an autistic man found wandering in Detroit in 2008 is Maurice Williams, whose mother died that year.
13 musicians N.C. Hall of Fame inductees

13 musicians N.C. Hall of Fame inductees

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Actor-gospel singer Andy Griffith and bluegrass great Doc Watson are among the newest inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, the organization said.

NBA: Cleveland 110, Denver 99

CLEVELAND, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Maurice Williams paced a balanced attack with 24 points Thursday, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past Denver 110-99 for their sixth straight win.

NBA: Boston 107, Milwaukee 104 (OT)

MILWAUKEE, April 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett scored 21 points Tuesday, keying the Boston Celtics' 107-104 overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA: Chicago 114, Milwaukee 111

CHICAGO, March 30 (UPI) -- Larry Hughes' 19 points Saturday led seven players in double figures in the Chicago Bulls' 114-111 victory over Milwaukee.

NBA: Orlando 103, Milwaukee 86

MILWAUKEE, March 28 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard scored 25 points Friday and the Orlando Magic established a franchise-record with its 24th road win of the season in blasting Milwaukee 103-86.

NBA: Miami 112, Milwaukee 106

MILWAUKEE, March 19 (UPI) -- Jason Williams' 21 points and 10 assists Tuesday helped the Miami Heat rally to a 112-106 road win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA: Philadelphia 119, Milwaukee 97

MILWAUKEE, March 9 (UPI) -- Rookie Thaddeus Young had 22 points on eight of 11 shooting Sunday, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to their fourth straight win, 119-97 over Milwaukee.

NBA: New Jersey 120, Milwaukee 106

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Devin Harris scored 21 points in his first game with New Jersey Thursday, leading the Nets past Milwaukee 120-106.

NBA: Milwaukee 115, Denver 109

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Michael Redd's season-high 42 points Saturday helped Milwaukee Bucks rally to beat Denver 115-109.

NBA: New Jersey 87, Milwaukee 80

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Richard Jefferson scored 20 points Tuesday, helping New Jersey to an 87-80 win over Milwaukee that ended a nine-game losing streak..

NBA: Milwaukee 98, Miami 92

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A season-best 35 points from Maurice Williams Wednesday carried Milwaukee to its third straight win, 98-92 over Miami.

NBA: Boston 104, Milwaukee 82

BOSTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce's 32 points led Boston to a 104-82 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, the Celtics' eighth straight victory.

NBA: Milwaukee 100, Orlando 86

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Redd scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Wednesday, allowing Milwaukee to break a four-game losing streak with a 100-86 win over Orlando.
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Maurice Williams
Milwaukee Bucks guard Maurice Williams stares blankly across court in the last minutes of the game from the bench against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mi on April 26, 2006. Williams injured his ankle in the third quarter in the Bucks 109-98 loss to the Pistons. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs were an American doo wop/R&B vocal group, active during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Originally The (Royal) Charms, the band changed its name to The Gladiolas in 1957 and The Excellos in 1958, before finally settling on "The Zodiacs" in 1959.

Maurice Williams (born 26 April 1938, Lancaster, South Carolina) had his first experience with music in the church, where his mother and sister both performed. By the time he was six, Williams was performing regularly there. With his childhood friend Earl Gainey, Williams formed the gospel group 'The Junior Harmonizers', but as rock and roll and doo-wop became their primary interest, the Junior Harmonizers changed their name to 'The Royal Charms'.

In addition to Williams and Gainey, The Royal Charms were made up of Willie Jones (baritone), William Massey (tenor, baritone, trumpet), and Norman Wade (bass). In the winter of 1956, while still in high school, Williams and his band traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to record for the Excello record label. At the time they were going by the name 'The Royal Charms,' but the founder of Excello Records, Ernie Young, convinced them to change their name to 'The Gladiolas.' At the time, there were at least two other bands using the same name.

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