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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 5, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2005 with 87 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2004 with 87 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2003 with 87 to follow.
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Veteran actor Harold Ayer dies at 86

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Veteran stage, screen and TV actor Harold Ayer has died from a stroke in Los Angeles at 86, family members said Tuesday.

Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In: 'Maniacal'

"Gilbert Gill's come back to kill!"
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2002 with 87 to follow.
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Joe Bob's Drive-In: Halloween Resurrection

Well, the only question to answer at this point is: How bad is it?
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Joe Bob's America: Nazi schmazi art

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- You've got to clean out your pockets and go through a metal detector to get into the Jewish Museum these days, because everybody's been going berserk over the new art show with the impossible-to-remember name: "Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art."
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Excuse me for laughing

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Well, excuse me for not beatin' myself over the head with a frosted falafel, but I think it's just FINE to be clownin' around, makin' jokes, arguin' over whethe
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Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE, (5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor. His high work rate in international cinema earned him the distinction of being the most prolific film actor at the time of his death with over 200 screen credits. Although a large number of his characters were villains and psychopaths, he is perhaps best known for his roles in two enduring film franchises, the James Bond series and the Halloween series. In the former, he portrayed Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, thus becoming the first of several actors to give a face to Bond's persistent nemesis. In the latter, he hunted serial killer Michael Myers as Dr. Sam Loomis throughout five Halloween films (I, II, IV, V and VI).

Pleasence was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, the son of Alice (née Armitage) and Thomas Stanley Pleasence, a stationmaster. He was brought up in the small village of Grimoldby, Lincolnshire, and attended Ecclesfield Grammar School, in Sheffield,Yorkshire.

His acting career began in a production of Wuthering Heights, but was interrupted by World War II. He was at first a conscientious objector, but later joined the Royal Air Force and served with 166 Squadron, Bomber Command. His Avro Lancaster was shot down on 31 August 1944 during a raid on Agenville. He was taken prisoner and placed in a German prisoner-of-war camp, where he produced and acted in plays. He would later play Flight Lt. Colin Blythe in The Great Escape where much of the story takes place inside a POW camp.

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