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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2005 with 88 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2004 with 88 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2003 with 88 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 85); pianist Erroll Garner, in 1921 (age 82); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 66); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 56)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Booklist

Hardcover Fiction
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Book of the week: Blackwood Farm

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- More than 20 years ago, young women (and men) across the country read Anne Rice's first novel, "Interview with the Vampire," and were so seduced by the terrible
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2002 with 88 to follow.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 84); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 65); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 55); Brian Eno in 1948 (age 54); Toto's Dennis Fredericksen in 1951 (age 51); Mike Old

Hollywood Digest

'SPIDER-MANIA'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today in Music advance package, May 11-17, 2002.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

BOX OFFICE The opening of vampire thriller "Queen of the Damned" topped the box office with an estimated $15.2 million at 2,511 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said.
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'Queen of the Damned' wins box office

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The opening of vampire thriller "Queen of the Damned" easily won a moderate national box office with an estimated $15.2 million at 2,511 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said Sunday.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

CLARK VS. GREENE: AN UPDATE
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Booklist

Hardcover Fiction
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Anne Rice
Anne Rice signs copies of her new book "Christ the Lord" at Posman's Bookstore at Grand Central Station in New York on November 1, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Anne Rice (born Howard Allen O'Brien on October 4, 1941) is a best-selling American author of gothic, erotic, and religious-themed books from New Orleans, Louisiana. She was married to poet and painter Stan Rice for 41 years until his death from cancer in 2002. Her books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most widely read authors in modern history.

Rice spent most of her early life in New Orleans, Louisiana, which forms the background against which most of her stories take place. She was the second daughter in a Catholic Irish-American family; Rice's sister, the late Alice Borchardt, also became a noted genre author. About her unusual given name, Rice said: "My birth name is Howard Allen because apparently my mother thought it was a good idea to name me Howard. My father's name was Howard, she wanted to name me after Howard, and she thought it was a very interesting thing to do."

Rice became "Anne" on her first day of school, when a nun asked her what her name was. She told the nun "Anne," considering it a pretty name. Her mother, who was with her, let it go without correcting her, knowing how self-conscious her daughter was of her real name. From that day on, everyone she knew addressed her as "Anne."

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