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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3006.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2005 with 88 to follow.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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Today is Monday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2004 with 88 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2003 with 88 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2002 with 88 to follow.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Hong Kong's international races lived up to their name Sunday as Agnes Digital's victory in the HK$18 million Hong Kong Cup led a near-sweep of the day's events
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Of Human Interest: News-lite

UNCLE SAM'S NEW DEMAND: 'TRICK OR TREAT'
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2001 with 88 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2001 with 88 to follow.
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Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer.

He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. To New Yorkers of his generation, a "Damon Runyon character" evoked a distinctive social type from the Brooklyn or Midtown demi-monde. The adjective "Runyonesque" refers to this type of character as well as to the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicted. He spun humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as "Nathan Detroit," "Big Jule," "Harry the Horse," "Good Time Charley," "Dave the Dude," or "The Seldom Seen Kid." Runyon wrote these stories in a distinctive vernacular style: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. A passage from "Tobias the Terrible", collected in More than Somewhat (1937) illustrates Runyon's memorable prose:

If I have all the tears that are shed on Broadway by guys in love, I will have enough salt water to start an opposition ocean to the Atlantic and Pacific, with enough left over to run the Great Salt Lake out of business. But I wish to say I never shed any of these tears personally, because I am never in love, and furthermore, barring a bad break, I never expect to be in love, for the way I look at it love is strictly the old phedinkus, and I tell the little guy as much.

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