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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2003 with 317 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr had tied in the Electoral College, so on this date in 1801, the House of Representatives had to choose between the two and, after 35 indecisive ballots, picked Jefferson as the third president of the United States. Burr bec
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI package of A Blast from the Past for Feb. 17-23.
By United Press International

Searching for the 'Main Strem'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Humorist-author Roy Blount Jr., who has long wondered where the American "main stream" can be found, offers TV viewers some possible answers Tuesday in a PBS do
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2002 with 146 to follow.
By United Press International

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta

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People

BARBARA COOK TO GET NYC THEATER HONOR
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2002 with 317 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Feb. 17. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr had tied in the Electoral College, so on this date in 1801, the House of Representatives voted and choose Jefferson as the third president of the United States.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Feb. 11. A young French girl, Bernadette Sourbirous, claimed on this date in 1858 that the Virgin Mary had appeared to her at Lourdes.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

People

SPIKEY-HAIRED STUDENT ACES THE SAT TEST
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:

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Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality. He is known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion (also known as Garrison Keillor's Radio Show on United Kingdom's BBC Radio 4 Extra, as well as on RTÉ in Ireland, Australia's ABC, and Radio New Zealand National in New Zealand).

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, the son of Grace Ruth (née Denham) and John Philip Keillor, who was a carpenter and postal worker. The family belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian denomination Keillor has since left. He is six feet, three inches (1.9 m) tall and has Scots and Norwegian ancestry. Keillor is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. In 2006 he told Christianity Today that he was attending the Episcopal church in Saint Paul, after previously attending a Lutheran church in New York. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English in 1966. While there, he began his broadcasting career on the student-operated radio station known today as Radio K.

Keillor has been married three times:

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