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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By United Press International
Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
By United Press International

Young Brit survives 13-story fall in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 17 (UPI) -- A young Brit was in satisfactory condition Monday after surviving a 13-story fall from an apartment building in New Zealand, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 20, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 20, 2012.
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Wendy's taps former VP as president, CEO

DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Yum! Brands official Emil Brolick will be Wendy's president and chief executive officer, making a return to the Ohio-based food chain, Wendy's said Thursday.
Original 'Second City' cast reunites

Original 'Second City' cast reunites

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Martin Short said there was "joy" when the original cast members from "Second City Television" reunited in Chicago

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 2, 2008.
By United Press International

Woman gets college degree at 81

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old Florida woman has received her college degree, 14 years after the high school dropout decided to go back to school.

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UPI almanac for Monday. July 2, 2007.

First Wendy's to close

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The original Wendy's hamburger restaurant, a Columbus, Ohio, icon full of company memorabilia, is closing.

CBS's 8th annual holiday adoption drive

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- CBS, along with the Children's Action Network and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is airing "The 8th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Rod Stewart."

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Today is Sunday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2006 with 182 to follow.
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Dave Thomas
TEM2000112605 - 26 November 2000 - TEMPE, ARIZONA, USA: Offensive pass interference is called on Arizona Cardinals' (19) MarTay Jenkins as he tries to catch the Dave Brown pass over New York Giant defender (41) Dave Thomas during the first quarter of the Giants 31-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, November 26, 2000. bc/ wp/Will Powers UPI..
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David "Dave" Thomas (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian and actor. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, but moved to Durham, North Carolina where his father, John E. Thomas, attended Duke University and earned a PhD in Philosophy. Thomas attended George Watts and Moorehead elementary schools. The family moved back to Dundas, Ontario in 1961 where he attended Dundas District high school and later, graduated with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Thomas was granted an honorary doctorate from McMaster University November 20, 2009.

He is the eldest son of John and Moreen Thomas. John E. Thomas (1926–1996) was a noted medical ethicist, head of the Philosophy Department at McMaster University, and the author of several books. Moreen Thomas was a church organist for 30 years and noted composer of church music. He is the older brother of Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Thomas. Thomas is married and has four children. His sons, Johnathan Thomas and Harrison Thomas are members of the Los Angeles heavy metal group Tinhorn, with whom Thomas appeared on Tom Green Live. Thomas has two daughters: Emily and Charlie.

Starting his career as a copywriter at ad agency McCann Erickson in 1974, he became the head writer of the Coca-Cola account in Canada within a year. After watching a Second City stage show in Toronto, and while suffering from self-proclaimed "boredom" in his advertising work, he auditioned for the Second City troupe and was chosen as a performer.

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