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The Almanac

This is Monday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2005 with 320 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2005 with 348 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Jake the Barber's car goes for $880,000 ... Generation TXT has self-esteem to spare ... Aspiring actor assaults colleagues ... School Halloween ban riles parents ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Jake the Barber's car goes for $880,000

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A 1930 hand-built Duesenberg automobile once owned by Windy City mobster and Al Capone confidant John "Jake the Barber" Factor fetched $880,000 at auction.

Watercooler Stories

Beijing installs condom machines ... Homeless Florida dogs sent to U.S.shelters ... Brits face fines under new fireworks law ... British poll ranks top movie gangsters ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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British poll ranks top movie gangsters

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Marlon Brando's portrayal of Don Vito Corleone in the "Godfather" has been voted the top movie don of all time, a poll in Britain found. A UCI Cinema survey of gangster greats found Robert De Niro's role as Vito Corleone in the follow-up "Godfather II"

Historic hotel sold to condo developer

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Chicago's historical Shoreland Hotel has been sold to developer Kenard Corp., which plans to turn the building into 260 condominiums.

Historian finds U.K.-Al Capone link

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 28 (UPI) -- A Scottish historian says one of London's most venerable liquor dealers may have supplied U.S. mobsters during the Prohibition.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 28, the 149th day of 2004 with 217 to follow.
By United Press International

Bottom Line: What's right in Russia?

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- When something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Following that maxim over the last 15 months, my firm twice advised clients to take profits in Russian
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

The Almanac

This is Saturday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2004 with 321 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2004 with 349 to follow.
By United Press International

Terror prosecution stats stir controversy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A study of terror-related prosecution shows fewer than 900 of 6,400 people prosecuted were convicted -- and few got significant sentences.

Modern day Eliot Ness TV show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- ABC-TV has committed to a pilot of a "modern-day tale of good versus evil," inspired by federal agent Eliot Ness' 1920s pursuit of Al Capone.

Sharp portrait of a bad, bad guy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- In his jacket blurb for Michael Walsh's gangster novel "And All the Saints," Stefan Kanfer, once Time magazine's brilliantly caustic movie critic, says "if the
ROLAND FLAMINI, UPI Senior Writer

Hillary Clinton, the Neo of her own matrix

To properly appreciate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book, "Living History," it's essential to understand what it is. Mrs. Clinton's work is neither a soul-
MICHAEL WALSH, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2003 with 217 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

There were a lot of red faces at the Kremlin on this date in 1987, when a 19-year-old West German by the name of Mathias Rust flew his single-engine plane from Finland, through Soviet radar, to land beside the Kremlin in Moscow. Three days later, the Sovi
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Review: Russia's darkness rising

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Washington policy-makers and pundits have shared the comfortable assumption in recent years that Russia Does Not Matter Anymore and that simultaneously it has b
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

A Blast from the Past

UPI's weekly Blast from the Past package for May 26-June 1.
By United Press International

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

IMG founder McCormack dead at 72

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Mark McCormack, who founded the marketing company that represents many of the biggest names in sports, died Friday, four months suffering a heart attack. He was

Lakers say O'Neal will play Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS, April 21 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Lakers say veteran center Shaquille O'Neal should be available Tuesday for Game Two of the playoffs series against Minnesota.

Watercooler Stories

Authorities in the Kansas City, Mo., area are the latest to crack down on alleged "chop shops," auto-stripping garages.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Thrifty priest leaves fortune to church

PRIOR LAKE, Minn., March 14 (UPI) -- The Rev. Bill Seefeldt lived frugally -- wearing thrift-store clothing, shopping with a fistful of coupons, thinking twice about fixing broken appliances.
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