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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Champion horses are back on the track this weekend from Ireland to Japan, New York to California.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup - Memorial Day edition

UPI Horse Racing Roundup - Memorial Day edition

Some important divisional battles kick off the summer season of racing in the United States.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
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Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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Free speech group awards 'Muzzles' for censorship

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 12 (UPI) -- The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Speech has announced its 21st annual Jefferson Muzzles for U.S. violations of free speech.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
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Dylan's Christmas

Dylan's Christmas

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The long-awaited new Bob Dylan CD was released Tuesday.
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Diary written by Thomas' wife for sale

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A diary written by Caitlin, the wife of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, is for sale, the bookseller R.A. Gekoski has announced.

Waiter shortlisted for writing prize

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- A London waiter says he doesn't intend to quit his job if he wins the $120,000 Dylan Thomas writing prize for which he has been nominated.

Accused child molester arrested in Mexico

ROCKINGHAM, N.H., June 6 (UPI) -- A man charged with molesting the son of a couple who befriended him after his release from prison was returned Friday from Mexico to New Hampshire.
Zeta-Jones supporting Swansea film fest

Zeta-Jones supporting Swansea film fest

SWANSEA, Wales, May 23 (UPI) -- Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says she's agreed to act as patron of the Swansea Life Film Festival, which takes place in her native Swansea.
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Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, "Do not go gentle into that good night". Appreciative critics have also noted the superb craftsmanship and compression of poems such as "In my Craft or Sullen Art" and the rhapsodic lyricism of "Fern Hill'".

Dylan Thomas was born at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in the Uplands area of Swansea, South Wales, on 27 October 1914 just a few months after the Thomas family had bought the house. Uplands was, and still is, one of the more affluent areas of the city, away from the more industrial areas. His father, David John ('DJ') Thomas, was an English master who taught English literature at the local grammar school. His mother, Florence Hannah Thomas (née Williams), was a seamstress born in Swansea. Nancy, Thomas's sister, was nine years older than he. Their father brought up both children to speak English only, even though both parents also knew Welsh and DJ was known to give Welsh lessons at home.

Dylan is pronounced ˈdəlan in Welsh, and in the early part of his career some announcers introduced him using this pronunciation. However, Thomas himself favoured the anglicised pronunciation English pronunciation: /ˈdɪlən/. A review of a biography by Andrew Lycett (2004) notes "Florence, the boy’s mother, had her doubts about the odd name: the correct Welsh pronunciation, which the family used, is “Dullan,” and she worried that other children would tease him by calling him “dull one.” Later, when broadcasting on the Welsh service of the BBC, Dylan Thomas had to instruct the announcers to say “Dillan,” the way he himself pronounced it". His middle name, Marlais, was given to him in honour of his great-uncle, Unitarian minister William Thomas, whose bardic name was Gwilym Marles.

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