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Former president was to be passenger

HOUSTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A small passenger jet that crashed Monday at Houston, killing three crew members, was to pick up former President H.W. Bush for a trip to Ecuador. Bush was scheduled to deliver a speech to the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce, but he canceled his South Ameri

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Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2004 with 70 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Sun, seaweed nurture winning pumpkin ... Sally Hershberger jeans to cost $1,000 ... 'Alamo Amour' gets charged-up pair charged ... San Francisco Zoo gets two grizzlies ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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'Alamo Amour' gets charged-up pair charged

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- San Antonio police have charged two young Army recruits with public lewdness after they were allegedly caught having sex at the historic Alamo.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 112th day of 2004 with 254 to follow.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2004 with 304 to follow.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
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COL BKB: Texas 122, Sam Houston St 71

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Freshman forward P.J. Tucker made 8-of-9, scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds in 21 minutes Monday as No. 11 Texas beat Sam Houston State, 122-71.

College basketball Monday preview

TUCSON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Fourth-ranked Arizona debuts freshman point guard Mustafa Shakur Monday night when it hosts Northern Arizona.

Controversial general's promotion is Ok'd

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee met privately Thursday and approved President Bush's controversial nomination of Maj. Gen. Robert Clark for promotion.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2003 with 70 to follow.
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Sam Houston
Prince Charles of England toured the San Jacinto Monument to Texas' Freedom in suburban LaPorte, Texas, February 19, 1986. The Prince (with carnation) chats with tourists outside the 570 foot tall limestone tower built on the site where General Sam Houston defeated Mexican General Santa Anna in 1936. (UPI Photo/Bruno Torres/Files)
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Samuel Houston, known as Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863), was a 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He was born in Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas, and was elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, US Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor of the state. Although a slaveholder and opponent of abolitionism, he had unionist convictions. He refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union, and resigned as governor. To avoid bloodshed, he refused an offer of a Union army to put down the Confederate rebellion. Instead, he retired to Huntsville, Texas, where he died before the end of the Civil War.

His earlier life included migration to Tennessee from Virginia, time spent with the Cherokee Nation (into which he later was adopted as a citizen and took a wife), military service in the War of 1812, and successful participation in Tennessee politics. Houston is the only person in U.S. history to have been the governor of two different states (although other men had served as governors of more than one American territory).

A fight with a US Congressman, followed by a high-profile trial, led to his emigration in 1832 to Mexican Texas. There he soon became a leader of the Texas Revolution. He supported annexation by the United States. The city of Houston was named after him during this period. Houston's reputation was honored after his death: posthumous commemoration has included a memorial museum, a U.S. Army base, a national forest, a historical park, a university, and the largest free-standing statue of an American.

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