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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The San Francisco Giants made an amazing playoff run to the 2012 World Series title in a year when Miguel Cabrera had an amazing season.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

Magic, new Dodgers owners introduced

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Earvin "Magic" Johnson and the other new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers were introduced Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, promising successes to come.
L.A. Dodgers sale formally closes

L.A. Dodgers sale formally closes

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed Tuesday they are under new ownership following formal closure of the team's acquisition by Guggenheim Baseball Management.

Dodgers say sale to close April 30

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers said the sale of the club to Guggenheim Baseball LP would be finalized by the end of the month.

Magic vows to restore Dodgers' greatness

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- New Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson says he'll "do it right" as he and his partners attempt to rebuild the once-proud franchise into a winner.

Report: Magic Johnson group to buy Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Basketball star Earvin Johnson and hedge-fund tycoon Steven Cohen were selected to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, sources told multiple media outlets.

Cohen Dodgers group adds LA's richest man

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- The wealthiest man in Los Angeles has joined hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen's group seeking to buy the Dodgers, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Report: Johnson still in Dodgers running

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson remains in contention to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers after an elimination round, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
Report: Dodgers, Fox deal OK'd by judge

Report: Dodgers, Fox deal OK'd by judge

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports, clearing the way for the team's sale, MLB.com reported.
Torre leaves MLB to join Dodger bid

Torre leaves MLB to join Dodger bid

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Joe Torre has resigned as Major League Baseball's executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group bidding to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Judge rules for Fox in Dodgers TV case

Judge rules for Fox in Dodgers TV case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers can't shop their local television rights because Fox Sports has a valid contract for them, a federal judge has ruled.

Dodgers claim Fox 'interference' in sale

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers sued Fox Sports Wednesday, claiming the broadcaster is hindering the team's sale out of bankruptcy.

Steve Garvey preparing Dodgers bid

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Garvey said Wednesday an investment group he heads is preparing to make an auction bid for the bankrupt team.
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Frank McCourt
Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma give writer Frank McCourt an award during a ceremony honoring the 2004 Department of State Cultural Connect Ambassadors at the State Department in Washington on Dec. 13, 2004. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Francis "Frank" McCourt (August 19, 1930 – July 19, 2009) was an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, best known as the author of Angela’s Ashes, an award-winning, tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood.

His brothers Malachy McCourt and Alphie McCourt are also autobiographical writers. In the mid-1980s Francis and Malachy created the stage play A Couple of Blaguards, a two-man show about their lives and experiences.

Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York on 19 August 1930 to Presbyterian Northern Irish father Malachy McCourt (1901–1985) and Irish Catholic mother Angela Sheehan (1908–1981). Frank McCourt lived in New York with his parents and four younger siblings: Malachy, born in 1931; twins Oliver and Eugene, born in 1932; and a younger sister, Margaret, who died just a few weeks after birth, in 1935. Following this first tragedy, his family moved back to Ireland, where the twin brothers died within a year of the family's arrival and where Frank's youngest brothers, Michael (b. 1936) and Alphie (b. 1940), were born.

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