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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
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Some Jesse Jackson Jr. possessions up for sale in online auction

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Signed Michael Jackson posters and Bruce Lee photos owned by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are drawing bids for hundreds of dollars in an online auction.

Martial artist-actor Jim Kelly of 'Enter the Dragon' dies at 67

LOS ANGELES, D.C., June 30 (UPI) -- Jim Kelly, a U.S. martial artist and actor who started with fung fu legend Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon," has died at 67, his ex-wife said on Facebook.
Jesse Jackson Jr., wife, plead guilty

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife, plead guilty

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom in Washington Wednesday to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
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Store urinater called himself Bruce Lee

CLEAR CREEK, Wis., May 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Wisconsin said a man accused of urinating inside a convenience store identified himself to deputies as "Bruce Lee."

Bruce Lee's kin approves film trilogy

BEIJING, July 24 (UPI) -- Phoebe and Robert Lee, the siblings of the late martial arts icon Bruce Lee, have approved several biographical films about the U.S.-born Chinese star.

The Chinese dragon in Middle East politics

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Enter the Dragon in Middle East politics. No, this is not the title of a remake of an old Bruce Lee film; rather, this title refers to China's new policies in countering Western influence for a piece of the Middle East's most important commodity -- oil.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Students lobbying for Bruce Lee statue

SEATTLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A group of University of Washington students has collected more than 1,000 signatures as part of an effort to have a memorial built to Bruce Lee.

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Balkans clamor for Hollywood hero statues

ZITISTE, Serbia, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A statue of Rocky Balboa towers over a Balkans farm town and Tarzan is coming as the former war-torn region embraces Hollywood heroes.

China to make 40-part Bruce Lee special

BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- China Central Television, the country's national broadcaster, has begun shooting a 40-part television series on the late kung fu master Bruce Lee.

'Green Hornet' buzzes to Columbia Pictures

HOLLYWOOD, March 22 (UPI) -- "The Green Hornet," which tracks the exploits of a millionaire publisher and his crime-fighting alter ego, has been picked up by Hollywood's Columbia Pictures.

Bruce Lee theme park planned for China

SHUNDE, China, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A theme park honoring Chinese-American martial arts star Bruce Lee is planned for the city in China where his family lived.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 27, 2006.
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China plans Bruce Lee amusement park

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- China plans a Bruce Lee martial-arts themed park complete with a rollercoaster that will make his signature screams and grunts. The Sunday Times of London reports the park will be patrolled by Bruce Lee "mannequin robots," radio-controlled from inside a g

Kung fu star Bruce Lee still profitable

SHUNDE, China, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Lee, a Chinese-American martial arts star who died in 1973 at age 32, is worth millions in licensing fees, a business agent said.

Va. man gets 30 years in Bush plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29 (UPI) -- A Falls Church, Va., man convicted of conspiring to kill President George W. Bush was sentenced to 30 years in prison in an Alexandria courtroom Wednesday.

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2005 with 34 to follow.
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Bosnia unveils Bruce Lee memorial

MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Bosnian city of Mostar Saturday unveiled its bronze statue of actor Bruce Lee, beating Hong Kong's similar unveiling by a one day.

Bruce Lee fans choose statue

HONG KONG, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Bruce Lee fans have chosen a pose from his 1972 "Fists of Fury" as the design for a Hong Kong statue honoring the kung-fu icon.

Hong Kong to erect Bruce Lee memorial

HONG KONG, July 24 (UPI) -- Fans of actor Bruce Lee are being asked to vote on a design for a statue to be erected in Hong Kong and unveiled on the Kung-fu legend's birthday.
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