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Chicago River dyed green

CHCAGO, Ill., March 17 (UPI) -- The Chicago River has been dyed green as part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the country, organizers said.

Tagg Romney won't seek Senate seat

BOSTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Tagg isn't it. The son of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he won't be a Republican candidate in a special election for the U.S. Senate.

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Scott Brown says he won't run for Senate

Scott Brown says he won't run for Senate

BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., said Friday he will not run to succeed former Sen. John Kerry, who left the Senate to become secretary of state.
Kerry tabbed as Romney for debate practice

Kerry tabbed as Romney for debate practice

BOSTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will stand in for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama's practice debates, a campaign adviser says.

Weld announces support of Obama

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld said in a statement Friday that he is supporting Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama's White House bid.

Aide tells of ribaldry with Mass. governor

BOSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A former aide to ex-Massachusetts Gov. William Weld claims his 6-year administration was rife with heavy drinking and sexual exploits.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2005 with 107 to follow.
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Weld may seek New York governor's job

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld is considering a run for the same job in New York, The New York Times reported Friday.

New York GOP looking for governor options

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- New York Republicans are looking for potential candidates should Gov. George Pataki decide not to seek a fourth term.

Call issued for regional security body

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Former government officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada Monday called for a regional community to meet security and economic challenges. The three were former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance John Manley, former Mexican

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2004 with 107 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2003 with 107 to follow.
By United Press International

Think tanks run policy competitions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Several regional think tanks driven by free-market ideology are running public competitions that solicit policy ideas, in an effort to have a direct impact upon
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

Romney takes reigns in Mass.

BOSTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, a rising star in Republican national circles, was inaugurated Thursday as governor of Massachusetts with a vow to meet the state's fiscal crisis "head on." New Mexico and Michigan inaugurated new governors on New Year's Day, while 20 other st
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William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945, in Smithtown, New York) was the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. From 1981 to 1988, he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Justice Department. In November 2006, he rejoined the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in its New York office.

William Weld's ancestor Edmund Weld was among the earliest students (Class of 1650) at Harvard College. He would be followed by eighteen more Welds at Harvard, where two buildings are named for the family. General Stephen Minot Weld Jr. fought with distinction in many major battles of the Civil War.

William Weld has a sense of humor about his background; when Massachusetts Senate president Billy Bulger publicly teased him about his all-American heritage and wealth, pointing out that his ancestors had come over on the Mayflower, Weld rose on the dais with a correction: "Actually, they weren't on the Mayflower. They sent the servants over first to get the cottage ready."

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