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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
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Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- No president in U.S. history has been targeted en masse in lawsuits filed by Catholic bishops and institutions till now: President Obama is facing a tsunami of suits opposing the contraception mandate in his healthcare reform law.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 14, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007.
By United Press International

NASA honors late astronaut Roger Chaffee

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The late Apollo astronaut Roger Chaffee was honored during the weekend as an Ambassador of Exploration for his work in the U.S. space program.

Apollo 1 capsule moved to new facility

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The historic Apollo 1 capsule has been moved to a newer, environmentally controlled warehouse at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2005 with 47 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 14, the 319th day of 2004 with 47 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2003 with 47 to follow.
By United Press International

All astronauts know the risks involved

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Every person who has gone into space has shared both the knowledge of and anxiety over the risks involved -- including the fact that more than a few other missions nearly resulted in disasters.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2002 with 47 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2001 with 47 to follow.
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Wiki

Edward George White (1910 - 1994) was a British composer of light music whose compositions including Runaway Rocking Horse (1946), Paris Interlude (1952), Puffin' Billy (1952) and Telegoons (1963) became familiar as radio and television theme tunes.

White was born in London, and was largely self-taught. He became a violinist in a trio and various dance bands, performing also on saxophone and clarinet. He became known as an arranger of music and, after service in the RAF during World War II, he ran a ballroom orchestra at the Grand Spa Hotel in Bristol.

Puffin' Billy is perhaps his most familiar composition, especially in the original recording by the "Melodi Light Orchestra". The piece was was inspired by an old steam locomotive called "Puffing Billy", (not the locomotive in the London Science Museum) seen by the composer while on holiday on the Isle of Wight. The piece was used as the signature tune for the BBC Light Programme's 'Children's Favourites', a radio request programme, from 1952 to 1966.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Edward White."
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