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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.
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Noth still attracting attention for 'Sex'

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- New York actor Chris Noth reportedly can't go very far without meeting people who want to discuss his "Sex and the City" character, Mr. Big.

'Law & Order: CI' moves to USA

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. police procedural, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," began its seventh season Thursday on a new network.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007.
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Today is Monday Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2006 with 132 to follow.
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Alarm finally sounds for '88 Minutes'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- After years in development, the clock is finally ticking for actor Al Pacino's real-time big screen murder mystery "88 Minutes."

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Today is Sunday Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2005 with 132 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 21, the 234th day of 2004 with 132 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2003 with 132 to follow.
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Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975) is an American film, stage, television actress and singer.

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her mother, Diane (née Pietro), is a junior high school reading teacher, and her father, Robert Witt, is a science teacher and photographer. She has a brother, Ian. Witt was discovered by David Lynch when she appeared on the television show That's Incredible! in 1980; she had recited Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He cast her in the movie Dune (1984), where she played Paul Atreides' young sister Alia. She turned eight during filming. Afterwards, she left Hollywood to concentrate on her studies and music. She was home schooled by her parents. She won several national and international classical piano competitions, including the "Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition".

At age 14, Witt earned her high school diploma. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Hollywood with her mother to pursue a career as a full-time actress. In September 1990, she competed on Wheel of Fortune. Soon, Lynch, to whom she refers as a mentor, created the role of Gersten Hayward especially for her in his successful series Twin Peaks. He cast her again in Blackout, a segment in his short-lived HBO series Hotel Room.

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