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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 20, 2012.
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Lawyer's Hemingway contest motion denied

Lawyer's Hemingway contest motion denied

TAMPA, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- A Florida judge denied a lawyer's motion to delay a murder-for-hire trial so the attorney could participate in an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 20, 2008.
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Hepburn documents go to NY library

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The estate of actress Katharine Hepburn has given the New York Public Library a treasure trove of letters, journals and photos chronicling her theater career.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Friday, July 20, 2007.

Critics dub 'Coast of Utopia' best play

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The New York Drama Critics' Circle has named Tom Stoppard's play "The Coast of Utopia" the best of the 2006-07 season.

Model, poets form unusual pop sensation

PARIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Former Italian supermodel Carla Bruni has embraced the writings of poets to become the next likely European pop music sensation, a report out of Paris says.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 20, the 201st day of 2006 with 164 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

Search is on for historic naval vessel ... Parishioners told to stop kneeling ... Hefty Indian diamond heads for auction ... Pardon her dust: Author's ashes to move? ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles.

From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist.

Parker went through three marriages (two to the same man) and survived several suicide attempts, but grew increasingly dependent on alcohol. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker." Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for her sharp wit have endured.

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