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Pot legalization not likely on California ballot this year

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Marijuana legalization may not be on the ballot in California this year because a coalition of backers says it plans to wait until 2016 to push the initiative.

Chairman of Progressive Insurance who fought for drug reform dies

MIAMI, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Peter Lewis, the chairman of Progressive Insurance who fought for the legalization of marijuana, has died at his Miami home, his family said.

Stressed bacteria response identified

NEWCASTLE, Australia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An Australian-led international team of researchers has observed for the first time how bacteria respond to stress.

Former 'Idol' finalists still going strong

SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 (UPI) -- Singers LaKisha Jones, Jon Peter Lewis and Anwar Robinson are enjoying modest careers despite not winning "American Idol," a San Francisco newspaper reports.

Analysis: Nigeria probes oil block awards

The Nigerian government is considering revoking the licensing blocks for exploration amid accusations they were obtained through illegal bribes, part of President Umaru Yar’Adua’s ongoing effort to curb corruption.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Jon Peter Lewis releases new album

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "American Idol" contestant Jon Peter Lewis, known to his fans as "JPL," has released his debut album "Stories From Hollywood" through Cockaroo Entertainment.

Iconic 1960s band to reunite for tour

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The iconic 1960s rock band, Moby Grape, has reunited and is getting ready for a U.S. tour.

Republicans look to limit 527 groups

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed new rules that would limit the way some independent groups can raise political funds.

Banker says he was fired for being gay

LONDON, March 8 (UPI) -- A British investment banker claims that he was fired because he was too open about his homosexuality.

Guggenheim's top donor pulls out

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- New York's Guggenheim museum has lost its top donor in a dispute over the director's vision and spending.

A bitter sweet end to American Idol tour

SINGAPORE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The last official concert of the American Idol 3 tour will be a bitter-sweet affair for the young pop stars.
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent

Soros backs weakening three-strikes law

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Financier George Soros has thrown his support to an effort to amend California's three-strikes law, the San Diego Union-Tribune said Tuesday.

'Idol' finalists to tour this summer

SALT LAKE CITY, May 10 (UPI) -- Ten finalists from Fox's hit reality series "American Idol" have signed for a North American summer concert tour, Pollstar reported Monday.

Much ado over Australian crudity

ADELAIDE, Australia, March 25 (UPI) -- The speaker of South Australia's state parliament has apologized for an angry, and sexist remark.

'American Idol's' final 12 selected

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Four former castoffs were voted back on "American Idol" to round out the final 12 contestants headed toward victory on the U.S. pop music talent show.
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Peter Lewis is a former British television continuity announcer.

He started announcing at Television Wales and West (TWW) during the mid to late sixties. Before his career had begun, Peter's family were already well known in Wales and the West of England. His father, Bruce Lewis, had already been a hugely popular presenter for TWW and his brother, Martyn Lewis would later become a journalist and newsreader for ITN and the BBC. He is also the uncle of folk musician Sylvie Lewis.

Lewis joined London Weekend Television during its opening month in August 1968 and around the same time, freelanced for Yorkshire Television. Later, he chose to concentrate on his work for LWT and became the first person to broadcast from the company's then-new headquarters on the South Bank of the river Thames in 1971.

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