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Today is Sunday Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2005 with 132 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2005 with 150 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 18, the 108th day of 2005 with 257 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 21, the 234th day of 2004 with 132 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2004 with 150 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 18, the 109th day of 2004 with 257 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2003 with 132 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2003 with 150 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2003 with 257 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

A massive earthquake leveled much of the San Francisco business district -- some 10,000 acres -- on this date in 1906. The tremor collapsed buildings and ignited fires that destroyed much of what remained of the city. By the time it was over three days la
By United Press International

House shows support for troops

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of more than 100 U.S. Representatives gathered in the Capitol building Thursday afternoon to show support for the troops and the war in Iraq.
SARAH COFFEY, UPI Correspondent

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blsst from the Past package for April 14-20.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2002 with 132 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2002 with 150 to follow.
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Ernest Taylor Pyle (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers.

Pyle was born on a tenant farm near Dana, Indiana. When he was almost 18, he joined the United States Navy Reserve. World War I ended soon after, so Pyle served for only three months.

After the war, Pyle attended Indiana University, traveled to the Orient with his fraternity brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and edited the student newspaper. However, he didn't graduate and instead, with only a semester left at Indiana, he accepted a job at a paper in LaPorte, Indiana. He worked there for three months before moving to Washington, D.C. A tabloid newspaper, The Washington Daily News, founded in 1921, had hired Pyle as a reporter. All of the editors were young, including Editor-in-Chief John M. Gleissner (one of Warren G. Harding's drinking buddies); Lee G. Miller (author of An Ernie Pyle Album - Indiana to Ie Shima); Charles M. Egan, Willis "June" Thornton; and Paul McCrea. Pyle was named managing editor of the Washington Daily News and served in the post for three years, all the while fretting that he was unable to do any writing.

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