Black Friday sales fall 13.2% but Thursday/Friday sales up 2.3%

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Retail figures were mixed for the holiday weekend with a drop in Black Friday sales attributed to gains on Thanksgiving Day, a U.S. retail research group said.
Jolly holiday for retail

Jolly holiday for retail

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Retailers are anticipating a jolly holiday as shoppers get off to a fast and early start to the holiday season.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

Retailers banking on procrastinators

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The last days of shopping before Christmas are expected to feature discounts and extended shopping hours, several large U.S. retailers said.
Retailers seeing double-digit increases in holiday spending

Retailers seeing double-digit increases in holiday spending

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Retailers were breathing a little easier as consumers showed signs of ramping up spending, but canny merchandising strategies still will be needed to get shoppers to part with their cash.
Black Friday sales at record $11.4 billion

Black Friday sales at record $11.4 billion

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. shoppers spent a record $11.4 billion on Black Friday with sales up 6.6 percent from last year, a retail research firm said.

Domino's CEO to become Michigan AD

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- David Brandon has been selected to replace Bill Martin as the athletic director at the University of Michigan.

Police: Suspects drank $600 tequila

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Madison, Wis., said two men were arrested after they allegedly broke into a restaurant and drank a $600 bottle of tequila.

Michigan hires Rich Rodriguez

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- West Virginia Unversity's Rich Rodriguez is the new football coach at the University of Michigan.

Borseth to coach Michigan women's program

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Borseth has signed a multi-year contract to become head coach of the Michigan women's basketball team.

John Beilein to coach Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 3 (UPI) -- The University of Michigan announced Tuesday it had hired John Beilein as the school's basketball coach.

Michigan cans Tommy Amaker

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17 (UPI) -- Michigan Saturday fired Tommy Amaker as men's basketball coach.

Good Christmas shopping in New York

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- New York was reportedly home to some of the best shopping deals this holiday season, with shoppers finding bargains even on Christmas Day.

Speakers listed Schembechler memorial

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The president and athletic director of the University of Michigan and Bo Schembechler's son head a list of 10 people set to speak at a memorial service.

U.S. Olympian faces jail after games

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 (UPI) -- justice of convenience

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Bill Martin, a Quaker in Hudson, Fla., has a dream of a family friendly, Christian-themed nudist community in a Tampa suburb.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International
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Bill Martin
SLP2000100201 - 02 OCTOBER 2000 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Busch Stadium painter Bill Martin puts the finishing touches on the National League Divisional Playoff logo October 2 on the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Atlanta Braves in game one of the divisional playoffs on October 3. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Bill Martin (born William Wylie Macpherson, 9 November 1938, Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish songwriter, music publisher and impresario.

He had his first song released on record in 1963, with "Kiss Me Now" by Tommy Quickly. In 1964 he entered into a writing partnership with Tommy Scott. As Scott & Martin he had success with such acts as the Irish trio The Bachelors, Twinkle, the Irish folk band The Dubliners, Van Morrison, and Serge Gainsbourg.

In 1965 he met Phil Coulter and the two became established as a successful songwriting team that lasted more than ten years (Martin for the lyrics, Coulter for the melody). They had records with such (mostly UK) performers as comedian and baritone Ken Dodd, American R&B artist Geno Washington, Los Bravos, Dave Dee & Co, The Troggs, Mireille Mathieu, George Harrison, Dick Emery, Tony Blackburn, Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw, and Elvis Presley.

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