Claims of racism kill bid to name part of Lake Tahoe after Mark Twain

Claims of racism kill bid to name part of Lake Tahoe after Mark Twain

LAKE TAHOE, Nev., May 19 (UPI) --A cove in Lake Tahoe will not be named for Mark Twain after the Washoe Tribe complained the caucasian author was prejudiced against Native Americans.
Matt Bradwell

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
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Man guilty in 8 N.C. nursing home killings

CARTHAGE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A 47-year-old North Carolina man was convicted Saturday in a shooting spree at a nursing home that left eight people dead.

Accused burglars arrested twice in 2 days

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 27 (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut said two men were arrested while allegedly burglarizing a home one day after they were arrested on suspicion of robbery at another home.

Study: A little anxiety, not so bad

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- British and Norwegian researchers said depression is as big of a mortality risk factor as smoking.

Pesticides linked to suicidal thoughts

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- People with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts, researchers in China and Britain found.

University may be sitting on oil land

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The University of Calgary in Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta has learned it has oil rights to 2 square miles of land surrounded by oil and gas wells.

Kabul hotel blast kills 6

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Taliban attack Monday on the Serena hotel, a luxury facility in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killed six people, including a Norwegian journalist.

'Cycle-sexualist' gets probation

AYR, Scotland, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Scottish man caught in a compromising position with his bicycle received three years probation with a threat of prison time if he re-offends.

Man admits to sex with bike

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A man who admitted having sex with a bicycle in a Scottish hotel has been placed on the sex offenders' register for breach of the peace.

Violent films in U.K prisons questioned

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- A British judge is examining whether showing a film featuring racially motivated violence in a juvenile prison contributed to the slaying of an Asian inmate.

Weight loss linked to dementia

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- London researchers say dementia-associated weight loss begins before the onset of the definite dementia symptoms and accelerates by the time of diagnosis.

Priest may face manslaughter charge

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A judge will decide whether a priest will stand trial in the death of a University of Pittsburgh football player during a church drinking party.

Report: Ariz. gunman suicidal in 2001

TUCSON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The troubled nursing student who gunned down three instructors Monday at the University of Arizona was apparently depressed and suicidal more than a year before he carried out his deadly rampage, the Arizona Daily Star said.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Two jazz musicians with very strong connections to the Woody Herman band were born today. Songwriter, arranger and trumpeter Neal Hefti was born this day in 1922 in Hastings, Neb. His skills as a jazz big band arranger burst forth in the mid-1940s when he
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Robert Stewart (April 7, 1850 – April 10, 1925) was a Canadian politician.

He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of William Stewart and Sarah Jane Donaldson, migrants from Northern Ireland. Stewart was educated in Ottawa's public school system along with his brothers, J.K., William and Samuel, and continued to take an active interest in the school system's development throughout his life. An insurance and general agent with his firm R. Stewart & Son, he was an alderman on the Ottawa City Council, where he was said to have "represented the city's monied classes," and was president and treasurer of the YMCA. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal member for Ottawa in the 1904 federal election that returned a third straight majority for Liberal Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. He resigned the riding in 1908 shortly before that year's general election.

In 1877, Stewart married Mary Louisa Howard Sharp. He died in Ottawa at the age of 75.

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