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History Channel to remake 'Roots' miniseries

History Channel to remake 'Roots' miniseries

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- History Channel is planning to make an 8-hour miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," EW.com reported Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Coast Guard helps disabled ship, barge

KODIAK, Alaska, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said its crews battled rough seas off Alaska Saturday to help a disabled vessel and the oil drilling barge it was towing.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Freighter adrift in gale off Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it dispatched two of its cutters and a pair of helicopters to assist a disabled cargo ship in stormy waters off Alaska Friday.

Fire on Alaska fishing boat extinguished

JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A fire aboard a commercial fishing boat off Alaska was extinguished early Wednesday after nearly 100 members of the crew were forced to abandon ship.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2006 with 142 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2005 with 142 to follow.
By United Press International

Six missing in Alaskan copter crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Six people were missing Thursday after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed while rescuing stranded Malaysian sailors off the Alaskan coast, CNN reported.

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This is Wednseday, Aug.11, the 224th day of 2004 with 142 to follow.
By United Press International

Watercooler Stories

Thanksgiving is the heaviest travel holiday of the year and the Department of Homeland Security has advice on how to get through airport security quickly.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2003 with 142 to follow.
By United Press International

Book of the week: 'Growing up X'

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ilyasah Shabazz has written an honest and compelling account of her childhood after the assassination of her father, the civil rights activist Malcolm X.
SHIRLEY SAAD

Of Human Interest: News lite

North Carolina has a shortage of pharmacists, especially in rural counties, say researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 11, the 223th day of 2002 with 142 to follow.
By United Press International

Joe Bob's Week in Review

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Pepsi Blue, a cola drink dyed the color of Windex, hit the market in answer to Vanilla Coke, which was an answer to Mountain Dew Code Red. The only unexploited color in soft-drink marketing is puke yellow, but Orange Nehi is almost there.
JOE BOB BRIGGS
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