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Exxon sued over Montana oil spill

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BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil did a shoddy job of responding to an oil spill in the Yellowstone River after its Silvertip pipeline burst in July, an attorney said.

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Today is Friday, July 14, the 195th day of 2006 with 170 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2005 with 170 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2004 with 170 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2004 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Monday, July 14, the 195th day of 2003 with 170 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2003 with 199 to follow.
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Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as "Ukelele Ike", was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes. He had a number one hit with "Singin' in the Rain" in 1929. He also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career, and is best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940).

Clifton A. Edwards was born in Hannibal, Missouri. He left school at age 14 and soon moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he entertained as a singer in saloons. As many places had pianos in bad shape or none at all, Edwards taught himself to play ukulele (then often spelled "ukelele") to serve as his own accompanist (selecting that instrument as it was the cheapest in the music store). He got the nickname "Ukelele Ike" from a club owner who could not remember his name.

He got his first break in 1918 at the Arsonia Cafe in Chicago, Illinois, where he performed a tune called "Ja Da," written by the club's pianist, Bob Carleton. Edwards and Carleton made the tune a hit on the Vaudeville circuit. Vaudeville headliner Joe Frisco hired Edwards as part of his act, which was featured at the Palace in New York City, the most prestigious theater in vaudeville, and then in the Ziegfeld Follies.

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