Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Many an adoptee dreams of being descended from royalty, Marty Johnson of Eagan, Minn., apparently is.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

'JKF Jr.' role is newcomer's big chance

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Kristoffer Polaha is getting ready for his life to change in a big way this weekend, after Sunday's premiere of the TV movie "America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2002 with one to follow.
By United Press International

Bush to push faith-based initiative

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- With a Republican-controlled Congress at his back, President George W. Bush plans to push his faith-based initiatives again next year, but the thorny questions
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2002 with 75 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, when a few minutes on a pleasant September morn changed the world, America was attacked. Nineteen Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and slammed two of them into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center, both sk
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2002 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Sept. 9, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2002 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 9-15.
By United Press International

Thinking about life: Altruism an Illusion?

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- One of the most generous people I know, a doctor, denies that there is such a thing as altruism.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2002 with 126 to follow.
By United Press International

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Bhopal: 'An atomic bomb about to explode'

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Here is a quick quiz; which recent nefarious event killed the most people, and who was responsible for it?

Reagans presented with congressional honor

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Former President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, were presented Thursday with one of the nation's oldest awards -- the Congressional Gold Medal for distingui
Page 7 of 8
Mother Teresa
President Ronald and First Lady Nancy Reagan say goodbye to Mother Teresa after they had lunch together in the private residence of the White House in Washington on June 4, 1981. (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)

September 5, 1997(1997-09-05) (aged 87) Calcutta, India

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced ), was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered in her own way to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

In the 1970s, she became well-known internationally for her controversial work considered humanitarian and apparent advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless. Malcolm Muggeridge documented this favourably and wrote a book Something Beautiful for God, Christopher Hitchens claims Muggeridge was “credulous” and even mistook an innovative photographic film for a divine miracle. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to grow during her life-time, and at the time of her death, they had 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counselling programs, orphanages, and schools. Governments, charity organisations and prominent individuals have been inspired by her work. She received numerous awards, including a number from the Indian Government, one of which was the Bharat Ratna (1980), as well as international awards, such as the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mother Teresa."
Most Popular
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
Doctor to Jim Kelly: no evidence of cancer
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down