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3 allegedly made bomb threats at airports

NEWARK, N.J., March 18 (UPI) -- Three bomb threats disrupted operations at airports in Miami and Newark, N.J., police and airport officials said.
Marijuana arrests at World Trade Center

Marijuana arrests at World Trade Center

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Three construction workers at New York's World Trade Center were charged with possessing and selling marijuana at the site, a Port Authority spokesman said.

Newark airport worker arrested for identity theft

NEWARK, N.J., May 15 (UPI) -- New Jersey police say a security supervisor at Newark airport has been arrested for using the identity of a murdered man to hide his immigration status.

Stun gun found in JetBlue plane

NEWARK, N.J., July 11 (UPI) -- A stun gun was found in a JetBlue plane that had just completed a flight from Boston to Newark, N.J., officials said.

Man escapes injury under train

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities said a New York man who fell onto train tracks at a New Jersey transit station escaped injury when a train rolled over him.

Freedom Tower blueprints found in trash

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- A homeless man said he found blueprints to the Freedom Tower, the building set to replace the World Trade Center in New York, in a trash can.

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Freedom Tower restaurant planned high up

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The New York Port Authority has announced plans to lure a restaurant and banquet hall to floors 100 and 101 of the Freedom Tower.

Misdated 9-11 plaque pulled, after 2 years

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has pulled a plaque attached to a fence at Ground Zero that dated the attack as Sept. 11, 2002.

Ridership down at new WTC train station

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The World Trade Center train station rebuilt in New York City after it was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, has one-third of the riders it had before.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Rod Cless was born this day in Lennox, Iowa, in 1907. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Gene Krupa and Mezz Mezzrow. He died in 1944 at age 37 after a drunken fall.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Georgie Auld was born this day in 1919 in Toronto. He came to prominence in 1937 in the Bunny Berigan Orchestra. Other key steps in his musical development included stints in the Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman bands.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Traditional jazz bass player Pops Foster was born this day in 1892 in McCall, La. He worked with the best in jazz throughout his career, including Fate Marable, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow and Earl Hines. Pops Foster died in 1969
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bassist and composer Charles Mingus was born this day in 1922 in Nogales, Ariz. He was one of the great conceptualists in jazz, and also had a penchant for exotic names for his complex compositions.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was born this day in 1922 in Laurel, Miss. He grew up playing traditional music around New Orleans and country music in Nashville in the late 1930s.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson was born this day in 1926 in Badin, N.C. He first recorded as a leader on the classic Blue Note label in early 1950s. In those halcyon days, Donaldson's sidemen included Blue Mitchell, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and Clifford
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist George Van Eps was born this day in 1913 in Plainfield, N.J. This innovator, who invented the seven-string guitar in the 1930s, died in 1998.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist, violinist and singer Lou McGarity was born this day in 1917 in Athens, Ga. He worked extensively with Benny Goodman, the Yank Lawson-Bob Haggart Jazz Band and was a founding member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band. He died in 1971 of a heart
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Alto saxophonist Greg Osby is in the vanguard of jazz musicians making inroads to new audiences. An independent thinker and a restless musicologist, Osby has sp
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 7. Lester Young's drum-playing younger brother, Lee Young, was born this day in 1917 in New Orleans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Feature: Sept. 11 brings longer commute

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- With the World Trade Center PATH train stop buried under a mass of rubble the commute to Manhattan's financial center has been a challenge of finding the shorte
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