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Wendy's fires 'Mr. Wendy' spokesman

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy's said it is firing its spokesperson, Mr. Wendy, at the end of November, and refocusing attention back on to its food.

Republican caught stealing Democratic sign

DENVER, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Colorado Republican who was stealing political yard signs when he fell and knocked himself out woke up to a court summons.

GOP's Beauprez up in lastest poll

DENVER, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The Denver Post reported U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, R-Colo., posted a 10-point lead over Democratic challenger Dave Thomas in Tuesday's Mason-Dixon poll.

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Utah to re-examine firing squad penalty

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A proposal to eliminate the firing squad from Utah executions sparked a full-fledged debate on death penalty in the state Senate.

Phil Collins surprised by film success

After more than three decades of working as a "drummer that sings a bit," pop superstar Phil Collins is as surprised as anyone to find himself writing musicals

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To coincide with the release of the new "Legally Blonde" movie, Mattel is presenting a new Barbie.
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Foster kids get Thanksgiving gift

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Over a thousand foster children will go from a life of uncertainty to a life of security this Saturday, when their adoptions are rapidly finalized on National Adoption Day.

Courts to decide Alabama governor recount

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Legal challenges were pending in several Alabama courts on Friday as Gov. Don Siegelman pursued a recount of his apparent loss to Republican Rep. Bob Riley in last week's general election. Certified election results gave Riley a 3,117-vote lead, but Siege


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The venerable Wendy's restaurant chain, originally headed by the late Dave Thomas, recently has diversified, and according to quarterly report information on the company's Web site, is continuing to develop new food products through its two sister compani
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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..

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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