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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2012.
By United Press International
Louis-Dreyfus may star in HBO comedy pilot

Louis-Dreyfus may star in HBO comedy pilot

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus is under consideration for the starring role in "Veep," a new comedy pilot HBO says it has ordered.
Oprah's election companion identified

Oprah's election companion identified

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The man a crying Oprah Winfrey was seen leaning on during President-elect Barack Obama's Chicago rally was a campaign worker, the Chicago Tribune said.

Washington Post wins two Polk Awards

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Washington Post's Dana Priest, who reported on secret CIA prisons, and the hurricane-ravaged News Orleans Times-Picayune will receive 2006 Polk Awards.

Analysis: ABC deletes, you decide

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- ABC executives insist that the decision to excise references to Fox News Channel from an episode of "Boston Legal" comports with long-standing practice, but the story is bound to stoke a widely-held perception that broadcasters have become timid about con
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Brit used towels to save family from wave ... Audit: Kansas profs' English bad ... Mag extols virtues of drunkenness ... Venice to crack down on drunk gondoliers ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Mag extols virtues of drunkeness

DENVER, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Denver-based magazine is nearing its ninth year of paying homage to getting drunk.

Watercooler Stories

Jack Daniels watering the whiskey ... Tip: Forget check floating after Oct. 28 ... U.K. ban on flu vaccine worries U.S. ... Organ harvest leads to homicide ruling ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Jack Daniels watering the whiskey

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Bourbon drinkers are upset by Brown-Forman Corp.'s decision to lower the alcohol content of its famous Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey from 86 proof to 80 proof.

'Assassins' opens to rave reviews

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Most of New York's theater critics are raving about Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical "Assassins," the New York Post noted Friday.

Ann Coulter, Professional Smartass

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- I was looking for a bombshell in heels and a matched Donna Karan ensemble, but Ann Coulter showed up at the little Upper East Side cafe looking like she was hea
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

Analysis: Dangerous to leave State Houses

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Four former Republican state governors spearheading the Bush administration were meant to proudly lead the GOP into a new era of 21st century greatness. But the
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst
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