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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 16, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 24, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Dec. 24, 2006.
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Today is Friday, June 16, the 167th day of 2006 with 198 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2005 with seven to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 24, the 359th day of 2004 with seven to follow.
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Reagan strategy would work for terror war

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Ronald Reagan's Cold War stance against the Soviet Union in the face of status quo opposition to his staunch policies holds valuable lessons for the c
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI think tanks correspondent

Is Skilling Enron's Ollie North?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Commentary: There were no white hats, no heroes at Enron. Like many "growth companies" of the 1990s, its ethical and corporate governance standards left a great deal to be desired.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor
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Casper Weinberger Jr. delivers remarks at a ceremony where the Library of Congress received the papers of his father former Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger, in Washington on April 4, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger (August 18, 1917 – March 28, 2006), was an American politician, vice president and general counsel of Bechtel Corporation, and Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan from January 21, 1981, until November 23, 1987, making him the third longest-serving defense secretary to date, after Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld. He is also known for his role in the Strategic Defense Initiative and the Iran-Contra Affair.

Weinberger was born in San Francisco, California, the younger of two sons of Herman Weinberger, a Colorado-born lawyer. His mother, the former Cerise Carpenter Hampson, was an accomplished violinist whose parents were immigrants from England. Weinberger was named "Caspar" for a friend of his mother's; his father began calling him "Cap", a nickname that stuck into adulthood.

Weinberger was a first cousin of the nationally-broadcast radio personality Don McNeill of Don McNeill's Breakfast Club; their mothers were sisters-in-law. Caspar Weinberger's father Herman was the younger brother of Luella Weinberger McNeill, mother of Don McNeill. The 1910 Census shows Herman and Luella living in the household of Nathan Weinberger, the grandfather of Caspar Weinberger. Weinberger was a sickly child and required close nurturing from his mother; in time, he overcame his poor health and shyness.

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