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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Letter by DNA Nobel winner Crick brings $5.3 million at auction

Letter by DNA Nobel winner Crick brings $5.3 million at auction

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- A letter by scientist Francis Crick describing his discovery of the double helix shape of DNA has been sold for $5.3 million in New York, an auction house says.

ICC drops case against Kenyan official

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 11 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court prosecutor Monday dropped charges against Francis Muthaura for crimes he allegedly committed after Kenya's 2007 election.

COL BKB: Syracuse 75, St. Francis 51

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Arinze Onuaku's 14 points led four players in double figures Sunday and a 75-51 win by sixth-ranked Syracuse over St. Francis-New York.

Italy's St. Francis tunic relic ruled fake

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A tunic purportedly belonging to St. Francis of Assisi has been determined by scientists in Florence, Italy, to be too young to be his.

Kyphon Inc. buying St. Francis for $525M

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Kyphon Inc., a California company, will pay at least $525 million to buy St. Francis Medical Technologies Inc., a medical device maker.

COL BKB: GeoWash 85, St. Francis PA 68

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Danilo Pinnock scored 20 points Wednesday as 22nd-ranked George Washington pulled away in the second half for an 85-68 win over St. Francis (Pa).

FDA approves St. Francis' X-STOP implant

ALAMEDA, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- St. Francis Medical Technologies said Tuesday that FDA has cleared its X-STOP spinal implant for lumbar spinal stenosis.

COL BKB: Cornell 75. St. Francis (Pa.) 54

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Ryan Rourke had 25 points and nine rebounds Tuesday as Cornell beat St. Francis (Pa.), 75-54, in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

St. Francis hires basketball coach

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., March 30 (UPI) -- Brian Nash, who was an assistant coach at Seton Hall, was named head basketball coach at St. Francis College Wednesday.

COL BKB: Washington 79, St. Francis-Pa 65

LORETTO, Pa., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 17 points and 10 rebounds Saturday as No. 25 George Washington posted a 79-65 victory over St. Francis-PA.

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 65, St. Fran. (Pa.) 41

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Chevon Troutman scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Wednesday night in carrying No. 14 Pittsburgh to a 65-41 victory over St. Francis (Pa.).

COL BKB: Pittsburgh 90, St. Francis Pa. 69

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Julius Page made 10 of 15 shots en route to 21 points Saturday night and 22nd-ranked Pittsburgh continued its dominance of St. Francis, 90-69.

Miami (Fla) 71, St. Francis (Pa) 48

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- John Salmons scored 21 points as No. 23 Miami completed its first perfect non-conference schedule Sunday with a 71-48 victory over St. Francis of Pennsylvania.