Iowa woman jailed at age 15 for murder recommended for parole

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- An Iowa woman who once was the youngest person in the state's prisons serving a life sentence has been resentenced and recommended for parole, officials say.

Greenhouse gas may be fuel source

ATHENS, Ga., March 26 (UPI) -- Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, the major driving force of global climate change, could someday be a fuel source, a U.S. biotechnologist says.
Conference focuses on elderly gays

Conference focuses on elderly gays

MIAMI, May 8 (UPI) -- About 160 people gathered in South Florida for a one-day conference on how gays, lesbians and transgendered people cope with aging.

Univ. of Georgia president seeks playoff

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams wrote a letter to NCAA President Myles Brand Tuesday, calling for a college football playoff system.

Football showdown is no 'cocktail party'

ATLANTA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Television broadcasters must refrain this year from referring to Saturday's Georgia-Florida football game as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

Iverson, Gasol named NBA weekly stars

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson and Memphis Grizzlies' Pau Gasol were named Monday as NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Pair charged with lingerie scam

OCEANSIDE, N.Y., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- An alert clerk at a Victoria's Secret store in a New York City suburb helped trap two suspected con artists who allegedly ran an underwear scam for months.

Cool rainy summer one for the record books

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Weather-record keepers say this year's cooler than usual summer is bringing an early fall to the upper Midwest and record rains to parts of the South.

World chess title on the line in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 12 (UPI) -- The battle for the chess world championship got under way in Libya Monday between a Britain's Michael Adams and Uzbekistan's Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

Michael Adams to coach WNBA's Mystics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Michael Adams is the new coach of the Washington Mystics of women's pro basketball.

University of Georgia faces lawsuit

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A former University of Georgia student has filed a $25-million federal lawsuit against the school and three athletes she accused of raping her last year.

Report: Georgia accuses Jim Harrick Jr.

ATLANTA, May 21 (UPI) -- The University of Georgia has laid blame for problems with its men's basketball program squarely at the feet of Jim Harrick Jr.

Georgia names Felton coach

ATHENS, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Vince Dooley has selected Dennis Felton to replace the embattled Jim Harrick as coach of the Georgia men's basketball team.

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Michael Adams
Dr Michael Adams, walk the red carpet before, Adams father, Ansel Adams is inducted into the California Hall of Fame, with 12 other Californians during a ceremony, at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts, in Sacramento, California, on December 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ken James)

Michael Adams (born November 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England, UK) is a British Grandmaster of chess. His highest ranking (in terms of rating) is world number 4, achieved several times from October 2000 to October 2002. On the October 2008 FIDE rating list he is number 24 in the world and the number one British chess player with an Elo rating of 2712.

Notable have been his results in World Chess Championship tournaments. Several times a Candidate, he reached the semi-finals in 1997, 1999 and 2000. At the 2004 FIDE Championship, he reached the final, narrowly losing out to Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the tie-break games.

Adams won the British Championship in 1989 at the age of seventeen. He won it again in 1997, jointly with Matthew Sadler and has not taken part in the Championship since. Adams also won the British Rapidplay Championship in 1995, 1996 and 1999.

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