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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International

$10,000 chalice stolen from N.C. Marine Corps base church

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., June 5 (UPI) -- A reward has been offered for information about a $10,000 communion chalice stolen from a North Carolina military chapel, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Library book returned after 55 years

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A New York Public Library branch said a book was returned this week after being checked out in 1958.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 7, 2012.
By United Press International

Canadian PM lauds sainthood for Tekakwitha

OTTAWA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday the canonization of the first North American Indian saint this fall would be "a deep honor for our country."

Mayor clears way for festival food

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- St. Francis Xavier Church parishioners in Albuquerque will get to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe the old fashioned way, city officials say.

Homemade festival food deemed a no-no

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Regular participants in an Our Lady of Guadalupe festival in Albuquerque say city officials have banned all homemade food from the annual event.

Norwalk virus hits 2nd Canadian campus

ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Officials at a Nova Scotia university resumed extra-curricular activities Wednesday following a Norwalk virus outbreak that sickened at least 25 students.

Study determines how continents split

ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia, May 23 (UPI) -- Canadian-led geologists have found continents break along pre-existing lines of weakness created when land chunks attach to a larger continent.

Feature: Xavier's meandering mission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Church history is full of ironic twist and turns, to wit the meandering mission tale of St. Francis Xavier, who died at age 46 off the coast of China 450 years ago this Tuesday. Some might consider much of his Far Eastern ministry a failure, considering
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Feature: Xavier in NYC returning to normal

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- At Xavier High School in Manhattan Monday athletes loaded into a half dozen yellow buses to travel to afternoon team practices throughout the city. On Wednesday