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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
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Former U.S. ag secretary Butz dies

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Earl Butz, a U.S. secretary of agriculture during the Nixon administration, has died. He was 98.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3006.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2005 with 88 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2004 with 88 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2003 with 88 to follow.
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The Peter Principles: The Byrd standard

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- All public gaffes by politicians are not created equal. Just compare the experience of Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., to that of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

Cathy's World: Land of the fat

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- I've never had much patience for obsessive dieters. You know the type: Social X-Rays (as Tom Wolfe famously called them in "Bonfire of the Vanities") who pick at salad (no dressing) and skinless chicken and describe dessert as "sinful."
CATHERINE SEIPP

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Today is Friday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2002 with 88 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2001, a Siberian Airlines jetliner exploded and plunged into the Black Sea, killing all 64 passengers and 12 crew members. The passengers included 51 Israelis on a Siberian holiday trip. The U.S. said later evidence showed the plane had be
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
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A Blast from the Past

Today is Oct. 4.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Earl Lauer Butz (July 3, 1909 – February 2, 2008) was a United States government official who served as Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Born in Albion, Indiana, Butz worked on his parents' 160-acre (0.65 km2) farm while growing up. He was an alumnus of Purdue University where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1932, and then a doctorate in Agricultural Economics in 1937. He was the uncle of NFL player Dave Butz.

In 1948, Butz became vice president of the American Agricultural Economics Association, and three years later was named to the same post at the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. In 1954, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Agriculture by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. That same year he was also named chairman of the United States delegation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He left both of the aforementioned posts in 1957, when he became the Dean of Agriculture at his alma mater, Purdue University. In 1968, he was promoted to the positions of Dean of Education and vice president of the university's research foundation.

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