Accused child killer Craig Michael Wood to be arraigned by video

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Springfield, Mo., man accused of kidnapping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens won't be at his arraignment in person on Friday, court officials said.

Mo. middle school coach charged in shooting death of Hailey Owens, 10

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A middle school coach and teacher's aide was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Missouri girl, authorities said.

Sheep to get a new home after escaping slaughter in Detroit

DETROIT, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Detroit said a sheep that wandered into a business after apparently escaping slaughter will live out its life at a new home.

Witness contradicts Straw's Iraq testimony

LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A former lawyer for the British Foreign Office gave testimony Tuesday contradicting Jack Straw's claim he was a reluctant backer of the Iraq invasion.

Economy deals Conn. casino a setback

MASHANTUCKET, Conn., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Connecticut casino says it is cutting 700 jobs as people pull back their chips in the face of a soft economy.

Russia talks finance on pipelines

MOSCOW, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Top officials with Russian energy giant Gazprom and the Hungarian state bank discussed the construction of the South Stream natural gas pipeline.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

The Pakistani government is ignoring warnings from Washington and moving ahead with talks with Tehran on the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline; a spokesman for the German government said it would formally support the Nord Stream gas pipeline; the Austrian government needs to expedite its ratification of formal contracts for the Nabucco gas pipeline or face a possible gas shortage, Iran said.

U.S. comments on Nord Stream irk Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The German government lodged a formal complaint regarding alleged interference by U.S. officials in a planned natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.
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Michael Wood born in Lincoln, England, is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. He is an alumnus of St John's College, Cambridge.

Prior to teaching to Princeton, he taught at Columbia University, and at the University of Exeter in Devon, England.

He was Director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism at Princeton from 1995-2001, and chaired Princeton's English department from 1998 to 2004. He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and on film for the London Review of Books

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