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Baby Jesus returns with a story to tell

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A Buffalo, N.Y., family whose baby Jesus statue disappeared last Dec. 23 said the plastic figure returned home with quite a story to tell.

Historian Richard W. Leopold dead at 94

EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Richard W. Leopold, mentor to former Sen. George McGovern, journalist Georgie Anne Geyer and others, has died of natural causes in Evanston, Ill.

SAT requirement losing appeal

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- More U.S. liberal arts colleges are dropping their admission requirements using SAT scores.

Taylor Hicks sues ex-producer

NASHVILLE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner, Taylor Hicks, is suing a Tennessee music producer for distributing songs Hicks recorded before he won the reality show.

Iridium helps in Antarctica communications

BETHESDA, Md., July 10 (UPI) -- Iridium Satellite will provide the New York Air National Guard with networks to support its research projects in Antarctica.

Criticism sparks CDC sex panel changes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. agency has dropped a speaker from a Jacksonville, Fla., sexual abstinence panel in reaction to conservative criticism, a report said Tuesday.

World's first geologic map is displayed

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The world's first geologic map -- an 1815, hand-tinted, 10-feet-by-6-feet chart -- has gone on display at the Buffalo and Erie County (N.Y.) Public Library.

Feds probing claims of mad cow violations

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Investigators with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Inspector General's office are looking into allegations that cow brains and other risky materials that could carry mad cow disease might be entering the human food supply in violation of agency polic

CDC anthrax study violated privacy regs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention violated federal laws by failing to notify postal workers involved in the anthrax attacks last fall their confidential medical information would be included in a study, an investigation by United Press Intern

Pink snow could fight global warming

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Scarlet microbes in the snows of arctic climes and alpine slopes might help combat global warming by guzzling up greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday.

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

When President George W. Bush made his speech about the economy last Monday, Fox News and MSNBC blew up the size of their stock market tickers -- filling most of the screen with sinking numbers while reducing the president to a small box. As Bush talked a
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

FDA licenses anthrax vaccine

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the licensing necessary for BioPort Corp. to begin making and distributing the anthrax vaccine.

Anthrax remnant found at key facility

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A test conducted just a few days ago detected a remnant of anthrax at the Postal Service's huge Morgan Processing Center, reinforcing fears of some New York pos

NYC postal machines back soon

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Five mail-sorting machines contaminated with anthrax in the Morgan Processing and Distribution Center in Manhattan will start up again soon, postal officials sa
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William Smith
WAP97061301 - 13 JUNE 1997 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Professor William Smith, PhD, from John Hopkins University, chairman of Coalition on Political Assassinations addresses a news conference at Georgetown University, June 13. The group is calling for full disclosure on the Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy assassinations. cs/Chris Wilson UPI

William Smith (1697–1769) was a judge of the Province of New York and the father of William Smith, Joshua Hett Smith, and Doctor Thomas Smith. In 1760, Smith was offered the position of chief justice of the province. Against the advice of friends and family, he turned down the offer. Smith's son, the younger William Smith, was then offered the position, which he accepted. The elder Smith's actions in this instance would prove popular with the Patriots in the American Revolution.

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