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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, April 9, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 31, the 151st day of 2006 with 214 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 9, the 99th day of 2006 with 266 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 31, the 151st day of 2005 with 214 to follow.
By United Press International

Arnold Morton, restaurateur, dead at 83

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- Chicago restaurateur Arnold "Arnie" Morton has died in Deerfield, Ill., at the age of 83 after suffering with cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 9, the 99th day of 2005 with 266 to follow.
By United Press International

Newspapers missing the story on local Reps

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Voters often rely on newspapers to keep up with their congressional representatives in Washington. But many of those newspapers don't provide enough quality cov
DAVID F. BROWN, UPI Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2004 with 214 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 9, the 100th day of 2004 with 266 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 15, the 75th day of 2004 with 291 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 31, the 151st day of 2003 with 214 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2003 with 266 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 15, the 74th day of 2003 with 291 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2002, the Justice Department announced that the accounting firm Arthur Andersen had been indicted for destroying thousands of documents related to the investigation into the collapse of Enron, the energy-trading company.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for March 10-16.
By United Press International
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Dan Rostenkowski
ORIGINAL CAPTION: President Reagan signs the 1986 Tax Reform Bill in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House October 22, 1986. Looking on, from left, are: Jack Kemp, (R-NY); Treasury Secretary James Baker; Rep. Bill Gradison (R-OH); Chief of Staff Donald Regan; Vice president George Bush; Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole; Rep. Ray McGrath (R-NY); Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL); Rep. Frank Guarini (D-NJ); Sen. Russell Long (D-LA); and Rep. John Duncan (R-TN). (UPI PHOTO/Doug Mills/FILES)
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Daniel David "Dan" Rostenkowski (January 2, 1928 – August 11, 2010) was a United States Representative from Illinois, serving from 1959 to 1995. Raised in a blue-collar neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Rostenkowski rose to become one of the most powerful legislators in Washington. He was a member of the Democratic Party. The son of an alderman and a product of the Cook County machine, Rostenkowski was for many years Democratic Committeeman of Chicago's 32nd Ward, retaining this position even while serving in Congress.

In Washington, he rose by virtue of seniority to the rank of Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in 1981, just as the Reagan Revolution marginalized many other Democratic politicians. As Chairman of Ways and Means, he played a critical role in formulating tax policy during the Republican administration of Ronald Reagan, including the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, which cut income taxes by 25%, and the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which further cut taxes and reduced the number of brackets to only two. He was also involved in trade policy, as well as reforms of the welfare system, health care and Social Security programs

Rostenkowski closed legislative deals between the toughest power brokers in the U.S., from union chiefs to corporate titans to the president himself. The book Chicago and the American Century credited Rostenkowski with securing billions of dollars for projects in Chicago and throughout Illinois. The book named him the sixth most significant politician to come from Chicago in the twentieth century.

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