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Hollywood Analysis: Blake vs. Simpson

Media commentary has tended to find comparisons between the murder case against actor Robert Blake and the double-murder trial of O.J. Simpson, but in most resp
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 29, the 88th day of 2002 with 277 to follow. This is Good Friday. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 29. In 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations released its final report on the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 25. It was on this date in 1911 that a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirt Waist factory in New York City, just minutes before the seamstresses were to go home for the day.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 6. "Remember the Alamo!" It was on this date in 1836 that Mexican forces, under the command of Gen. Santa Ana, captured the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 6) Today's birthdays include Sylvia Robinson of Mickey and Sylvia, who was born in 1936 (age 66); Zombie drummer Hugh Grundy in 1945 (age 57); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 4. It was on this date in 1789 that Congress met for the first time under the new U.S. Constitution.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2002 with 340 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 25. As the Gulf War raged on, a huge oil slick began to form in the Persian Gulf on this date in 1991 as Iraqi forces sabotaged Kuwaiti oil terminals.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 21.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Joe Bob's Drive-In: Cradle of Fear

You have to be one brave compadre to make underground gore films in London, where they actually have laws about that sorta thing, so it's amazing to find a guy like Alex Chandon, who makes splatterpunk classics with such realism.
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 22)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 22)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Joe Bob's America: Declaring War

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- I never have understood this whole thing about declared wars and undeclared wars.
JOE BOB BRIGGS
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Charles Manson
A photo taken of Miss Susan Atkins, convicted mass murderer, and once a member of the Charles Manson 'family'. She stands behind the fenced-in women's prison on August 20, 1981. She got married to self-described millionaire Donald Lee Baisure on September 2, 1981 in Frontera, CA. He turned out not be a millionaire at all and had been married 35 times already. She had the marriage annuled. (UPI Photo/Rich Lipski/Files)
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Charles Milles Manson (born November 12, 1934) is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.:163–4, 313 He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction. He was convicted of the murders through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty of crimes his fellow conspirators commit in furtherance of the conspiracy's object.

Manson is associated with "Helter Skelter," a term he took from the song "Helter Skelter," written and recorded by The Beatles. Manson misconstrued the lyrics to be about an apocalyptic race war he believed the murders were intended to precipitate. From the beginning of his notoriety, this connection with rock music linked him with a pop culture in which he ultimately became an emblem of insanity, violence and the macabre. The term was later used by Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi as the title of a book he wrote about the Manson murders.

At the time the Family began to form, Manson was an unemployed ex-convict, who had spent half of his life in correctional institutions for a variety of offenses. Before the murders, he was a singer-songwriter on the fringe of the Los Angeles music industry, chiefly through a chance association with Dennis Wilson, founding member and drummer of The Beach Boys. After Manson was charged with the crimes he was later convicted of, recordings of songs written and performed by him were released commercially. Artists, including Guns N' Roses, White Zombie and Marilyn Manson, have covered his songs.

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