Roger Williams

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  • Residents itching for more black fly suppression

    Not everyone in this small railroad town is buzzing about the upcoming budget shortfall that will mean no more suppression treatments for black flies on the nearby rivers this fiscal year. But for the folks who do know about it, most are already itching to have Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recommend the Legislature make a special appropriation to cover those treatments through the end of June.


  • Rep. Roger Williams, Texas Republican, has co-authored a bill to call the Fort Hood massacre an act of terrorism so that victims can receive more benefits. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Push renewed to call Fort Hood act 'terrorism'

    Members of Congress said this week they'll renew a push to designate the November 2009 Fort Hood shootings as part of the battle against terrorism, which would make the victims eligible for Purple Hearts and open up more benefits for those killed or wounded.


  • Code used by founding father is finally cracked

    The obscure book's margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters _ a mysterious shorthand used by 17th century religious dissident Roger Williams.


  • Code used by RI founding father is finally cracked

    The obscure book's margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters _ a mysterious shorthand used by 17th century religious dissident Roger Williams.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Roger Williams'

    This biography should be read with today's headlines in mind. When a president of the United States by fiat demands that a particular church group abandon a centuries-old tenet of its faith to enforce public policy, he is re-enacting - perhaps unwittingly - a drama that unfolded when the Puritan hierarchy of the Massachusetts Bay Colony tried to force its will on dissenter Roger Williams.


  • Famed pianist Roger Williams dies at 87

    Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop chart in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday. He was 87.


  • DALLAS MORNING NEWS VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has taken an early fundraising lead among Republican candidates vying for a Senate seat in 2012. Mr. Leppert made a $1.6 million personal loan to boost his own campaign.

    Leppert setting fundraising pace in crowded senate race

    Thanks in part to a $1.6 million personal loan to his own campaign, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and his $2.6 million war chest have the early fundraising lead in a crowded field of Republicans looking to succeed Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012.


  • Pianist Roger Williams battling pancreatic cancer

    "Autumn Leaves" and "Born Free" pianist Roger Williams is battling pancreatic cancer.


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