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An Oregon appeals court that views traffic tickets solely as civil matters rather than criminal cases this week rejected a constitutional challenge to the controversial practice of mailing photo-generated tickets to unwary speeders, United Press Internati
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Web site on abused children in state care

CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Cook County Public Guardian Thursday opened a Web site featuring the stories of abused children in state care.

Web site on abused children in state care

CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Cook County Public Guardian Thursday opened a Web site featuring the stories of abused children in state care. Public Guardian Patrick Murphy said he develo

NHL Draft -- 7th Round List

TORONTO, June 23 (UPI) -- Selections in the seventh round of the NHL draft:

Cancer link sought

CHICAGO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Chicago departments of Public Health and Environment are trying to determine whether there is a common link in a cluster of cancer cases and other illnesses

Cancer link sought

CHICAGO, Dec. 24 (UPI) --
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Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) speaks at the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on August 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Patrick Murphy (1834–1862) was an Irish giant, born in County Down, who exhibited himself as a means of income. He originally worked on the docks in Liverpool, England and later became a waiter at a hotel. Because he was a man of extraordinary height, Murphy attracted crowds everywhere he went. He eventually decided that he could make an honest living being tall.

In May 1857 the Emperor and Empress of Austria invited the towering native of Ireland to visit their kingdom. While he was on tour throughout Europe, he died of smallpox in Marseilles at the age of twenty-eight. He had always billed himself as being 8'10" and in some circles as much as 9'3", though his true height was 7'3".

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