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October 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Josiah Henson, a 1952 Olympic medal winner who is running against George Steinbrenner for executive vice president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, reportedly called Steinbrenner "a walking disaster." The New York Times reported that Henson had decided to run for vice president--there are four candidates for three positions--rather than for president of the USOC.
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October 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Josiah Henson, a 1952 Olympic medal winner who is running against George Steinbrenner for executive vice president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, reportedly called Steinbrenner "a walking disaster." The New York Times reported that Henson had decided to run for vice president--there are four candidates for three positions--rather than for president of the USOC.
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January 17, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
State officials accepted the deed to the home of the former slave who inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe when she wrote the abolitionist novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The home, about 12 miles north of Washington, D.C., was put up for sale last year, after the death of Hildegarde Mallet-Prevost, 100, who owned the property. The state purchased the three-bedroom, wood-frame house for $1 million, and it could become an interpretive historical site.
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December 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
In the brisk Washington real estate market, the white colonial was an easy sale -- three bedrooms, easy access to a major commuting route and an acre of land, a rarity in the tightly packed suburbs. But the 18th century house had one thing the McMansions could never claim -- the original Uncle Tom's cabin. Attached to the side is a small, one-room building, its walls made of graying split oak beams.
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March 5, 1993
1992 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 15-14 9-6 COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Hack Mitchell 31-25 RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Daniel Brede Sr. 3B R-R Matt Crockwell Sr. SS R-R Alfredo DeGadillo Jr. C R-R Mike Hynes Jr. OF R-R OTHER TOP RETURNERS YR. POS. B-T Rick Barsh Sr. C R-R TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Eric Duff So. P-IF R-R Josiah Henson So. 1B R-R Joe Monzon Jr. P-OF R-R OUTLOOK No team in the league had a better last half of the season than Savanna did last year.
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February 4, 1990 | CLAUDIA CAPOS, Capos is a free-lance writer living in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The world knew him as Uncle Tom, the hero of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about American slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." But to the townsfolk of this town, a small settlement in Ontario, Canada--and to Stowe herself--Uncle Tom was more than a fictional character in a book. He was a key figure in black history, both in America and Canada. His real name was the Rev. Josiah Henson.
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February 16, 1989 | MICHAEL FLETCHER, The Baltimore Evening Sun
On Old Georgetown Road in Rockville, Md., stands the former home of Josiah Henson, one of the most misunderstood figures of 19th-Century African-American history. Henson, born in Charles County, Md., in 1789, spent many years as a slave. And his much chronicled life inspired the term Uncle Tom, which is more a reflection of how Henson's legacy has been distorted than it is of his life's work.
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June 11, 1987 | CHARLES A. JOHNSON
For a whole generation of black Americans, especially those reared on the black pride movement of the 1960s, the term Uncle Tom is the ultimate put-down--synonymous with a no-esteem, sellout black. Director Stan Lathan, however, has a different view. He says the original Uncle Tom "was a gentleman . . . a man of God who stood up for what he believed in . . . a man of principle and commitment . . . a leader."
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May 6, 1999 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful Olympic official from South Korea, reprimanded in the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, has been linked to a newly disclosed equipment deal that has already come under scrutiny by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The official is Kim Un Yong, the highest-ranking International Olympic Committee member implicated in the Salt Lake City bidding scandal. Kim is head of the World Taekwondo Federation, a martial arts association.
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