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Heinz sold for $28 billion

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. food giant H.J. Heinz Co. said Thursday it agreed to sell itself to Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for $28 billion.

Gunmen target girl, kill N.J. policeman

NEWARK, N.J., May 28 (UPI) -- A fight between two girls led to the killing of a Newark, N.J., police officer who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, authorities say.

Heinz to use Coca-Cola's 'PlantBottle'

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co. said Wednesday it had formed a bottling partnership with Coca-Cola Co. to begin using more Earth-friendly packaging.

Heinz launches new ketchup packaging

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co. says it has unveiled a new packaging innovation: A dual-function Dip & Squeeze ketchup package for the food service industry.

Tennessee mall shooter in custody

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old man was in custody Wednesday, charged with killing one person and engaging in a gun battle with police at a Knoxville, Tenn., shopping mall.

4 charged with Maryland bank robbery

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Four people have been charged with a bank robbery in southern Maryland that allegedly netted them almost $170,000, $58,000 of it already spent in two weeks.

Gator found in suspect's car

BRAZORIA, Texas, April 16 (UPI) -- A Texas state trooper said he discovered a six-foot alligator in the back of a car driven by a burglary suspect in the town of Brazoria.

CU student suspected of hurling mirror

BOULDER, Colo., March 24 (UPI) -- A University of Colorado student faces criminal charges after allegedly tossing a mirror out of a dorm window, injuring a man, police said.

Education Dept. audits Long Island schools

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Federal investigators have requested years of financial records from all 124 Long Island school districts and three educational cooperatives.

Wireless World: 'Sat' phones on the rise

Close to a decade after companies like Motorola Corp., Globalstar LLC, Teledesic and other technology pioneers started touting satellite phones, they are coming into their own.
GENE KOPROWSKI, United Press International

Wireless World: Bye-bye to Ma Bell?

A series by UPI examining emerging wireless telecommunications technologies and markets. This week: Local phone companies may soon be relics of a bygone era, as quaint as an RCA Victrola phonograph or a Kodak "Brownie" camera.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International

Space station parts backlogged at NASA

CHENNAI, India, June 21 (UPI) -- The earth is becoming surrounded by a dangerous mass of hurling space junk, The Hindu newspaper of India reported Saturday.

Washington Agenda-House

By United Press International

Olympic winners -- Alpine Skiing

Past Olympic medal winners in alpine skiing
By United Press International
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William Johnson

Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (c. 1715 – 11 July 1774) was an Anglo-Irish official of the British Empire. As a young man, Johnson came to the Province of New York to manage an estate purchased by his uncle, Admiral Peter Warren, which was located amidst the Mohawks, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. Johnson learned the Mohawk language and Iroquois customs, and was appointed New York's agent to the Iroquois. Throughout his career as a British official among the Iroquois, Johnson combined personal business with official diplomacy, acquiring much Native land and becoming very wealthy.

Johnson commanded Iroquois and colonial militia forces during the French and Indian War. His role in the British victory at the Battle of Lake George in 1755 earned him a baronetcy; his capture of Fort Niagara from the French in 1759 brought him additional renown. In 1756, Johnson was commissioned as the superintendent of Indian affairs for the northern colonies. Serving in that role until his death, Johnson worked to keep American Indians attached to the British interest.

William Johnson was born in County Meath, in the Kingdom of Ireland, around 1715. His parents were Christopher Johnson and Anne Warren, members of the Irish Catholic gentry who had, in previous generations, lost much of their status to Protestant English colonists. Christopher Johnson was descended from the O'Neill of the Fews dynasty of County Armagh. William Johnson's paternal grandfather was apparently originally known as William MacShane, but changed his surname to Johnson, the English translation of the Gaelic Mac Seáin. Some early biographers portrayed William Johnson as living in poverty in Ireland, but modern studies reveal that his family lived a comfortable, if modest, lifestyle. Although his family had a history of Jacobitism, William Johnson's uncle Peter Warren was raised as a Protestant to enable him to pursue a career in the British Royal Navy, which proved to be highly successful and lucrative.

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