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Woman on probation for embezzlement charged with fraud

BRADENTON, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Florida bookkeeper on probation for embezzlement is accused of defrauding a recent employer of $17,000.

Coast Guard orders radar from ITT Exelis

CLIFTON, N.J., March 7 (UPI) -- Multi-mode radar is being supplied to the U.S. Coast Guard by ITT Exelis for use on long-range surveillance aircraft.

WSU student dies from alcohol poisoning

PULLMAN, Wash., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A Washington state college freshman died of acute alcohol poisoning and a family member says energy drinks contributed to his death.

Musician falls to his death in Germany

LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Swedish musician plummeted about 65 feet to his death during a performance at a German street festival, officials say.
Exercise reduces desire for pot

Exercise reduces desire for pot

NASHVILLE, March 9 (UPI) -- For people considered marijuana-dependent yet don't want to quit, exercise reduces their craving for the drug, U.S. researchers suggest.

Study: Cell phones slow traffic all around

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A University of Utah study says drivers talking on cell phones go slower on the freeway and cause longer commuting times for all concerned.

Knape and Vogt bought for $106 million

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 28 (UPI) -- Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, bought Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co., a Michigan office product maker, for $106 million plus debt assumption.

EU Auditors: Billions wasted on Russia aid

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- The European Union wasted billions of euros as part of its assistance to Russia and other former Soviet republics, the European Court of Auditors said.

EU candidates rush to give up their perks

BRUSSELS, June 8 (UPI) -- In response to growing voter complaints, hundreds of European Parliament candidates are jostling to sign away the lavish fringe benefits incumbents have.

IAJE propels artist showcases

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The 31st annual conference of the International Association for Jazz Education is expected to attract record labels of all sizes at the Jan. 21-24 event.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cuban trumpeter and bandleader Mario Bauza was born this day in Havana in 1911. He died in 1993. Bauza gave trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie a major career lift in 1939 by bringing him into Cab Calloway's high profile band.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Denzil Best was born in New York City this day in 1917. He was a favorite sideman of Ben Webster, George Shearing and Erroll Garner until calcium deposits in his wrists crippled his career. He died in May 1965 after falling down a flight of steps
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Al McKibbon was born this day in 1919 in Chicago. This wide-ranging player replaced Ray Brown in Dizzy Gillespie's first jazz orchestra.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet legend Buddy Bolden was born this day in 1877 in New Orleans. Some consider Bolden to have been the first true jazz horn player, though much information about him is more legend than fact, and no recordings exist of his music.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

German jazz saxophonist Joki Freund was born this day in 1926 in Schwalbach, not far from Frankfurt. He had his own hard bop quintet in the 1950s and also played tuba in a traditional jazz band. In the 1960s, he worked with Albert Mangelsdorff, Donald Byr
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Swing-era pianist Jess Stacy was born this day in 1904 in Cape Firardeau, Mo. He started out playing piano and steam calliope on Missouri riverboats before landing in Chicago in the mid-1920s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Claude Thornhill was born this day in 1909 in Terre Haute, Ind. He died in July 1965.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Jack DeJohnette was born this day in 1942 in Chicago. He began playing piano when he was 4 and didn't take up the drums until age 18.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Two influential jazz bandleaders were born this day, Lucky Millinder in 1900 in Anniston, Ala., and Benny Carter in New York City in 1907.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist George Van Eps was born this day in 1913 in Plainfield, N.J. This innovator, who invented the seven-string guitar in the 1930s, died in 1998.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and bandleader Luis Russell was born this day in 1902 in Careening Cay, Panama. In the 1930s, he led a hot band in Harlem's Saratoga Club. Sidemen included Henry "Red" Allen, Paul Barbarin and Albert Nicholas, and a decade later, young drummer Roy
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist, violinist and singer Lou McGarity was born this day in 1917 in Athens, Ga. He worked extensively with Benny Goodman, the Yank Lawson-Bob Haggart Jazz Band and was a founding member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band. He died in 1971 of a heart
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver was born this day in 1885 in Louisiana. A young Louis Armstrong was his protege in Oliver's Chicago-based Creole Jazz Band from 1922 to 1924.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 24. Pianist Clyde Hart was born this day in 1910 in Baltimore. After working with Stuff Smith, Roy Eldridge and Oscar Pettiford, ...
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Feb. 17. Clarinetist Buddy DeFranco was born this day in 1923 in Camden, N.J.
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