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Manson ranch to be searched for bodies

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- Authorities say they will dig at a desert ranch in California once used by 1960s convicted killer and cult leader Charles Manson in search of bodies.

Calif. search possible for Manson victims

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Authorities are considering digging behind a remote California cabin for possible additional victims of the Charles Manson cult "family," CNN said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2008.
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Lohan's dad not happy about 'Manson' role

Lohan's dad not happy about 'Manson' role

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- The father of Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan said he's not exactly delighted his daughter will be playing a devotee of Charles Manson on the big screen.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
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Actor reveals affair with Sharon Tate

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Christopher Jones has revealed he had a relationship with actress Sharon Tate shortly before she was found murdered in her Los Angeles home.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

Broadcaster Tom Snyder dies of leukemia

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist Tom Snyder, who anchored the first noon newscast and then overnight talk shows, died in San Francisco at age 71. Snyder, who died Sunday of complications from leukemia, made television history in 1965 in Philadelphia when he co-anchor

HBO nearing JFK miniseries deal

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- HBO said it is near a deal to turn former Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book on President Kennedy's assassination into a miniseries.

Bugliosi book debunks JFK plot theories

DALLAS, May 22 (UPI) -- Prosecutor-turned-crime writer Vincent Bugliosi says he has debunked every conspiracy theory on the Kennedy assassination in Dallas.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007.
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Attempted Ford assassin may be released

DUBLIN, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- One of former U.S. President Gerald Ford's two attempted assassins from September 1975 may be eligible for parole from her California prison next year.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
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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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