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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
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Roster of notable sports deaths

Roster of notable sports deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
PAT NASON, United Press International
Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Alex Karras, football star and actor, dies

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Alex Karras, a Pro Bowl-caliber football player who went on to a second successful career as an actor has died. He was 77.

Friends: Ex-Lions great Karras near death

DETROIT, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle and actor Alex Karras has only a few days to live after suffering kidney failure, friends said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2012.
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Alex Karras leads new suit against NFL

PHILADELPHIA, April 13 (UPI) -- Alex Karras, a former pro football player-turned-actor who now has dementia, has joined other ex-players in suing the NFL over concussion-related injuries.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2007.

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Today is Saturday, July 15, the 196th day of 2006 with 169 to follow.
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Today is Friday, July 15, the 196th day of 2005 with 169 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 15, the 197th day of 2004 with 169 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 15, the 196th day of 2003 with 169 to follow.
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Alexander George Karras (born July 15, 1935, in Gary, Indiana, United States), nicknamed "The Mad Duck", is a former football player, professional wrestler, and actor who is best known for playing with the Detroit Lions from 1958-1962 and 1964-1970. In addition, he starred on the ABC sitcom Webster, alongside real-life wife Susan Clark, as the titular character's adoptive father.

Alex Karras is the son of Dr. George Karras, a Greek immigrant who graduated from the University of Chicago and got his medical degree in Canada. There, George Karras met and married a Canadian woman, Alex's mother. George Karras opened a medical practice in Gary, Indiana, but he died when Alex was 13 years old. By that time, Alex Karras had learned to play football in a parking lot near his home, and he blossomed into a four-time Indiana all-state selection at Gary Emerson High School.

His older brothers, Lou (a future member of the Redskins) and Ted (who later played with the Bears and Lions), had played at Purdue but later Ted transferred to Indiana. Because of this, Alex said, "Indiana had the inside track" on recruiting him, but shortly after he graduated high school, several coaches from the University of Iowa took Karras up to Spencer, Iowa, and persuaded him to sign with the Hawkeyes. The coaches had taken Karras to secluded Spencer to keep him away from rival recruiters.

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