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Sandy: U.S. death toll at least 39

Sandy: U.S. death toll at least 39

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Sandy, now a post-tropical cyclone, was blamed for at least 39 U.S. deaths and its capacity for damage was nowhere near over, officials said Tuesday.

California wines find hard times

NAPA, Ark., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- California wine makers are finding demand is down to the point where high-end bottles are losing some of their pricing power, a wine critic said.

Ford to drop Ontario police car production

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Co. said Friday it would close out production of the Crown Victoria police car from an Ontario, Canada, plant in 2011.

Suspects in Taylor slaying facing charges

FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The four suspects in the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor are facing charges after allegedly confessing, it was reported Saturday.

Police arrest four in Sean Taylor death

MIAMI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Four men were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor and a police official said they would be charged with murder.

Police ask public's aid in Taylor shooting

MIAMI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Miami-Dade police force Wednesday asked the public for help finding the person who fatally shot Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

Police track and kill suspected gunman

MIAMI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing one South Florida police officer and injuring three others was killed by police after a lengthy chase.

Escaped Miami serial rapist suspect caught

MIAMI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A sharp-eyed civilian enabled Miami-Dade police to recapture a suspected serial rapist who escaped using a bed sheet rope from prison a week ago.

Singer to open golden year in Big Apple

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Singer Carol Sloane will kick off her 50th anniversary in jazz at the Village Vanguard, Jan. 13-18.

French vintners await 'The Nose'

BORDEAUX, France, July 3 (UPI) -- Anxious winemakers in France are pleading with a man known simply as "The Nose" to return for some sipping and sniffing.
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Robert Parker Parrott (October 5, 1804 – December 24, 1877) was an American soldier and inventor of military ordnance.

Born in Lee, New Hampshire, he was the son of John Fabyan Parrott. He graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy, third in the Class of 1824. Parrott was assigned to the Third Regiment of Artillery as a second lieutenant. He remained at West Point as an instructor until 1829, then saw garrison duty and served as a staff officer in operations against the Creek Indians early in 1836 before moving to Washington, D.C. in July as Captain of Ordnance. He resigned from the army four months later to become the superintendent the West Point Iron and Cannon Foundry in Cold Spring, New York, with which he would be associated for the remainder of his life. In 1839 he married Mary Kemble, niece of Gouverneur Kemble, founder of the ironworks.

While employed at West Point, he and his brother Peter Parrott also took over in the operation of the Kemble-owned furnaces in Orange County, New York. The brothers purchased a 1/3 interest in Greenwood Furnace from a minority holder in 1837, and bought it entirely from the Kembles in 1839.

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