Richard Wright

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  • Bronze piece from Jackson airport sold on eBay

    Five bronze sculptures by Mississippi artist Bill Beckwith, originally commissioned for the Jackson airport in the late 1980s, are only partially accounted for and at least one was apparently sold on eBay in 2007.


  • Federal hep C trial date now July, new judge due

    A new judge will be named to preside over a federal trial that has been pushed back again for a former Las Vegas physician and clinic owner already convicted in state court in a 2007 hepatitis outbreak at an endoscopy clinic.


  • An injured firefighter, who was hurt while battling a blaze in an abandoned commercial building on Detroit's eastside, right, lies on the ground next to colleagues, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Battalion Chief Richard Wright says the firefighter fell at least 10 feet from an aerial lift to ground after being hit by flying bricks. (AP Photo/Bill Eisner)

    Firefighter hurt in Detroit building blaze

    A firefighter has been hurt while battling a blaze in an abandoned commercial building on Detroit's eastside.


  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III returns to the huddle after hurting his right knee as he fell awkwardly while throwing an incomplete pass during the first quarter of their NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md.., on Jan. 6, 2013. (Associated Press/The Virginian-Pilot)

    RG3 watch focuses on future with knee surgery complete

    The eight-month countdown to the start of the 2013 Washington Redskins' regular season began in earnest Wednesday when quarterback Robert Griffin III emerged from surgery. Renowned orthopedist James Andrews reconstructed the anterior cruciate ligament and repaired the lateral collateral ligament in Griffin's right knee. Now Griffin is rehabilitating against the clock.


  • Lawyer Richard Wright speaks May 18, 2012, about a plaque containing moon rocks in his law office at Wright, Stanish & Winckler in Las Vegas. The plaque and moon rocks were originally presented as a gift to the people of Nicaragua by President Nixon. (Associated Press/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

    Moon chips from Vegas casino mogul sent to NASA

    It's been a long, strange trip for what appears to be several tiny chips of lunar rock that found their way into a casino mogul's hands after being collected by the first men on the moon.


  • **FILE** Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) has his tie adjusted by his manager Leonard Ellerbe on Dec. 21, 2011, while waiting for sentencing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges. (Associated Press)

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather avoids jail time until June

    A judge in Las Vegas on Friday gave Floyd Mayweather Jr. until June 1 to turn himself in to serve a 90-day jail sentence for his guilty plea in a domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to meet contractual obligations for a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent.


  • Lawyer: Doc not fit for Vegas hepatitis case trial

    The ailing former physician-owner of a southern Nevada endoscopy clinic at the center of a hepatitis outbreak isn't fit to stand trial on felony charges, despite findings by state medical personnel, his lawyer said Tuesday.


  • James Joyce and Sylvia Beach outside the door of Shakespeare and Company on the Rue de l'Odeon in Paris in 1920

    BOOK REVIEW: 'The Letters of Sylvia Beach'

    Once upon a time, there were a lot of Americans in Paris. We liked them and they - well, most of them - liked us. And one of us the French liked very much was an enterprising young woman named Sylvia Beach who, in 1919, opened a bookstore on the Left Bank and called it Shakespeare & Company.


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