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2010-07-01 06:35:00

OBERLIN, Ohio, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack Dawkins, the character known as The Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," is deported to the United States, readers are left with no further information about his whereabouts or circumstance. In his fascinating new book, "The Further Adventures and Life of Jack Dawkins, also known as The Artful Dodger" (published by Trafford Publishing), Alan Montgomery brings the iconic character back to life in a tale chronicling what...

2009-07-29 21:44:49

Hard-hitting strong safety Brian Dawkins of Denver is stunned by the death of Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. The 6-foot, 210-pound Dawkins played in Johnson's defensive schemes with the Eagles from 1999-2008. He signed a free-agent deal with the Broncos in February after the Eagles failed to re-sign him. This is a sad, sad day for myself and my Philadelphia family, he said Tuesday on Denver's Web site. Jim was a tough coach who wasn't afraid to let you know how he was...

2009-04-17 13:02:05

Denver safety Brian Dawkins has won the NFL's 43rd annual Byron Whizzer White Award for his work in the community and his team. Dawkins, a seven-time Pro Bowl pick during his 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, was named the 2009 honoree Thursday night at the Players Association Gala in Washington. In Philadelphia, he was the regional spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, worked with the Burn Prevention Foundation, which sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise...

2009-02-28 16:01:35

The Denver Broncos have confirmed they have lured veteran free-agent strong safety Brian Dawkins away from Philadelphia. Terms of the deal Dawkins signed were not disclosed, but reports have said he will make $4.5 million next season. The 35-year-old Dawkins, a seven-time Pro-Bowl pick, has played each of his 13 NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, missed only nine games because of injury. He was a starter in all 183 games in which he has appeared. This is an absolute blessing, Dawkins,...

2008-11-28 14:50:13

A couple whose ages add up to a combined 179 said they have set a record as Britain's oldest newlyweds after nine years of dating. Penny Cooper, 90, and John Dawkins, 89, said their nuptials Tuesday at the Honiton, England, register office -- setting a record for the largest combined age for a newlywed couple in Britain, The Daily Mail reported Friday. Dawkins said Cooper was forced to move out of his home and into an extended care facility after she suffered a stroke 18 months ago, but he...