Report: Hudson's Bay to buy Saks Fifth Avenue

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- The race to scoop up U.S. luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has been won by Canadian chain Hudson's Bay, sources told the New York Post.

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Man admits to drunkenly buying snake

COVENTRY, England, March 26 (UPI) -- A British man who woke up after a drunken night to find he had purchased a 10-foot python pleaded guilty to receiving stolen goods.

Schoolgirl stabbed on bus on way to school

BIRMINGHAM, England, March 9 (UPI) -- A teenage English girl who was fatally stabbed on the bus on her way to school had complained four weeks earlier of a man who scared her, friends say.

Slain couple's son in anti-gang unit

BIRMINGHAM, England, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An English police officer whose parents died in a brutal killing in their home worked in an anti-gang unit, investigators said Thursday.

Slain couple found in England home

BIRMINGHAM, England, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The bodies of a married British couple were discovered Wednesday at a house in Birmingham, police said.

Private funds positive about TALF plan

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Investment funds have reacted positively to a federal plan to entice them to buy revolving debt securities, a leading trade association said.

Stripper arrested 22 times, no convictions

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Scottish officials have criticized a police department after a male stripper was arrested 22 times -- but never convicted -- for impersonating a police officer.

La. sends Scalise, Cazayoux to Congress

BATON ROUGE, La., May 3 (UPI) -- Louisiana state Sen. Steve Scalise and state Rep. Don Cazayoux won special elections Saturday to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Louisiana special election lineups set

BATON ROUGE, La., April 6 (UPI) -- Steve Scalise is a step closer to winning the 1st Congressional District seat previously held by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, having won the Republican primary.

Lord & Taylor will rescue Fortunoff

WESTBURY, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Jewelry and home furnishing store Fortunoff, with 20 U.S. locations, filed for bankruptcy Monday and agreed to a purchase offer from Lord & Taylor.

Congressional candidates line up in La.

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The prospect of two open U.S. House seats in Louisiana brought out at least six candidates Tuesday, the first day for would-be congressmen to register.
Rep. Baker, R-La., to become lobbyist

Rep. Baker, R-La., to become lobbyist

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Richard Baker, who has represented Louisiana in the U.S. Congress for 22 years, plans to leave in February to become a lobbyist for the hedge fund industry.

Financiers: U.S. driving corporations away

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- The continuing exodus of companies from the United States to nations that are less litigious and bureaucratic has U.S. financial experts worried. The head of the New York Stock Exchange told a congressional panel that, unless the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act i

Bush's Katrina effort called into question

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- With the 2006 hurricane season just four months away, critics say U.S. President Bush's leadership in helping the Katrina-ravaged coast has been weak.
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Richard Baker
WAP2002020415 - WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Reps. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., left, and Richard Baker, R-La., confer on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2002, during the House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on the Enron collapse. rlw/Ricardo Watson UPI

Sir Richard Chaffey Baker KCMG (22 June 1842 – 18 March 1911) was an Australian politician. A barrister by trade, he embarked on a successful career in South Australian colonial politics, serving as state attorney-general and President of the Legislative Council before switching to federal politics after federation. He served as the inaugural President of the Senate from 1901 to 1906. A noted federalist, he was the son of one-time Premier of South Australia John Baker.

Baker was born in Adelaide, but returned to his family home of England to study at Eton College and Cambridge University. He graduated with a B.A. in 1864 and an M.A. in 1870. He was called to the bar in June 1864, and returned to Adelaide in the same year. Baker began developing a successful career as a barrister, but in 1868, at the age of 26, decided to stand for the state lower house of parliament, the House of Assembly, in the seat of Barossa. The campaign was successful, as he topped the poll, and thus took one of the two Barossa seats in the House of Assembly.

Baker was appointed as Attorney-General in the third ministry of John Hart in May 1870, but returned to the backbenches in July 1871 in order to manage the affairs of his ill father, and did not recontest his seat at the election late that year. Two years later, Baker visited England, and on his return in early 1875, he declined an offer to serve in the cabinet of Sir Arthur Blyth. He nevertheless recontested his old seat of Barossa, but was defeated. Two years later, Baker chose to instead contest a seat in the Legislative Council, and was successful. He held his seat until federation, serving a twelve-month stint as education minister in the Colton ministry in 1884-1885, and serving as President of the Legislative Council from 1893 until 1901.

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