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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
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Playboy names insect class top U.S. course

CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The editors of Playboy magazine named Oregon State University's "Far Side Entomology" as the best U.S. college class of 2010.
Judge delays Vikings' suspensions

Judge delays Vikings' suspensions

MINNEAPOLIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Kevin and Pat Williams, the "Williams Wall" of the Minnesota Vikings, will not have to serve suspensions until their appeals are done, a judge ruled Friday.

Report: Judge blocks NFL suspensions

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9 (UPI) -- A Minnesota judge blocked the proposed suspensions of defensive linemen Kevin Williams and Pat Williams of the Vikings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune said.
Judge stops suspensions of two Vikings

Judge stops suspensions of two Vikings

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- NFL officials said they would fight a Minnesota judge's ruling that blocked the suspension of Vikings defensive linemen Kevin Williams and Pat Williams.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007.
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Bomb squad finds 'bobblehead'

TUMWATER, Wash., May 27 (UPI) -- A mysterious package that prompted the evacuation of a state corrections office in Washington only contained a "bobblehead" doll, it was reported Sunday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2006 with 139 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2005 with 139 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 14, the 227th day of 2004 with 139 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2003 with 139 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

'BRUCE ALMIGHTY' IS ALL-POWERFUL AT BOX OFFICE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Gary Larson (born August 14, 1950) is the creator of The Far Side, a single-panel cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to newspapers for 15 years. The series ended with Larson's retirement on January 1, 1995. His 23 books of collected cartoons have combined sales of more than 45 million copies.

Larson was born and raised in University Place, Washington. His parents are Verner, a car salesman, and Doris, a secretary. He attended Curtis Senior High School before attending Washington State University, from which he graduated in 1972 with a degree in communications. In 1987, Larson married Toni Carmichael, an anthropologist and 1972 Safford High School alumna.

Larson credits his older brother, Dan, for his "paranoid" sense of humor. Dan pulled countless pranks on Gary, taking advantage of his phobia of monsters under the bed by waiting in the closet for the right moment to pounce. He is also credited for nurturing Gary's love of science. They caught animals in Puget Sound and placed them in terrariums in the basement, even making a small desert ecosystem. Larson's use of snakes in his cartoons stems from his long-standing interest in herpetology. Dan died of cancer in 1991.

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