Jail's postcard-only policy condemned at public forum

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- A plan to allow postcards as the only mail to prisoners at a California jail has drawn tears and outrage from inmates and their families, officials say.

Jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller dies at age 57

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 2 (UPI) -- Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist who got his start with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, died in Allentown, Pa., his record label officials said. He was 57.

Police: Burglars wore stolen T-shirts

LAKELAND, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said two men accused of robbing a Chicken Shack restaurant were found a short distance away wearing stolen Chicken Shack T-shirts.

Family: Restaurant mixed feces into gelato

SYDNEY, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- An Australian family claims they were served free gelato mixed with human excrement after they complained about the food at a Sydney restaurant.

'Reagan Ave.' doesn't have ring in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A move by a member of Congress to have a main District of Columbia street renamed for Ronald Reagan is meeting resistance by citizens of the nation's capital.

Bengals tackle out for rest of season

CINCINNATI, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Tony Williams suffered a broken ankle in Monday night's game against Denver and will miss the rest of the season.

Bengals in talks with Warren Sapp

CINCINNATI, March 17 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals are talking to Warren Sapp and have offered the free agent defensive tackle a four-year contract, the Cincinnati Enquirer said Wednesday.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 5-11.
By United Press International

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.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tony Williams of the Platters, who was born in 1928 (age 75); country's Roy Clark in 1933 (age 70); the late Bob Luman was born in 1938; the Hollies' Allan Clarke in 1942 (age 71); Dave Edmunds of Rockpile in 1944 (age 59); Wet W
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was born in Chicago this day in 1925, son of boogie-woogie piano pioneer Albert Ammons.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Blizzard of '03 storms into New England

BOSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Presidents' Day Blizzard of 2003 stormed through the eastern United States Monday, virtually shutting down Washington, Philadelphia and New York City before

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bassist and tuba player Red Balaban was born this date in 1929 in Chicago. From 1975 to 1985, he owned and ran Eddie Condon's jazz club and led its house band, Balaban and Cats.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Eddie Barefield was born this day in 1909 in Scandia, Iowa. He worked in the midwestern territory bands before moving to New York with Bennie Moten.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Tony Williams
MIN98112202 - 22 NOVEMBER 1998 - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA: Vikings defensive tackle Tony Williams (bottom) is brought down by Packers running back Darick Holmes after Williams recovered a Brett Favre fumble as he was sacked in early first quarter action November 22. UPI bk/wy/Bruce Kluckhohn.

Anthony Tillmon "Tony" Williams (December 12, 1945 — February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers to come to prominence in the 1960s, Williams first gained fame in the band of trumpeter Miles Davis, and was a pioneer of jazz fusion.

Born in Chicago and growing up in Boston, Williams began studies with drummer Alan Dawson at an early age and began playing professionally at the age of 13 with saxophonist Sam Rivers. Saxophonist Jackie McLean hired Williams at 16.

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