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NFL Hall of Famer Mike McCormack dies at age 83

PALM DESERT, Calif., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Mike McCormack, a Hall of Fame player as an offensive lineman who was also an NFL head coach and team executive, died Friday at the age of 83.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Longtime TV sports announcer Pat Summerall dies at 82

Longtime TV sports announcer Pat Summerall dies at 82

DALLAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Longtime CBS and Fox sports announcer Pat Summerall has died at a hospital in Dallas, where he was recovering from hip surgery, a family friend said. He was 82.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Karzai orders his troops to control prison

Karzai orders his troops to control prison

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai ordered his forces to take control of Bagram prison, accusing U.S. officials of violating an agreement on control of the facility.
Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

Obama faces tough choices in 2nd term

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Tired and victorious, Barack Obama returned to Washington Wednesday after becoming the third U.S. president in recent history to win a second term.

No power changes in Senate, House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.

George Allen wins GOP Sen. primary in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. and Virginia Gov. George Allen Tuesday easily won the Republican nomination for Senate.
Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

Redskins to move camp to Richmond, Va.

RICHMOND, Va., June 6 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the Washington Redskins will move their training camp to Richmond, Va., next year.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2012.
By United Press International
Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme

Perry moves away from calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry apparently has backed off his assertion that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, saying now the entitlement program needs fixing, not scrapping.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- In a blow to Democratic hopes of holding the U.S. Senate in 2012, Sen. James Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election.

McCain legacy said mixed on committee

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's legacy as the former chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is a mixed one, political critics say.

Commentary: Bipartisan calculus

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What do Sens. Chuck Hagel, moderate Republican, and James Webb, hard-nosed Republican turned Democrat, have in common? They are possible picks as vice presidential running mates for either Barack Obama or John McCain.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Atlantic Eye: Obama's vice presidents

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 4 (UPI) -- On the last day of the primary calendar in South Dakota and Montana, Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. He must unite the party, bring the U.S. electorate behind him and select a vice president. London bookies are remarkably accurate in their political predictions. I will review their seven top choices for vice president, five of whom I know personally, in order of my preference.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist
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Allen & Unwin, formerly a major British publishing house, is now an independent book publisher and distributor based in Australia. The Australian directors have been the sole owners of the Allen & Unwin name since effecting a management buy out at the time the UK parent company, Unwin Hyman, was sold to HarperCollins in 1990.

The initial firm of George Allen and Sons was established in 1871, becoming George Allen and Unwin in 1914 as a result of Sir Stanley Unwin's purchase of a controlling interest. Unwin's son Rayner S. Unwin and nephew Philip helped run the company. Its London offices were long at 40 Museum Street. The company published the works of Thor Heyerdal and became well known for publishing the popular children's fantasy novel The Hobbit written by philologist and Oxford University professor J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937 and for later publishing the original edition of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy of high fantasy in 1954-1955.

Rayner Unwin had just retired at the end of 1985, Merlin and Corydon Unwin having taken over, when the firm was amalgamated in 1986 with Bell & Hyman to form Unwin Hyman Limited. Robin Hyman, who had first bought the older firm of Arthur Bell, became chairman and chief executive of both Allen & Unwin and Bell & Hyman, and chief executive of the combined Unwin Hyman. From this time onwards Allen & Unwin was an Australia-based, child company of Unwin Hyman. Rayner Unwin returned for a while as part-time chairman of Unwin Hyman, retiring again at the end of 1988. It was over the objections of largest shareholder Unwin that Hyman sold the firm to HarperCollins, the book-publishing arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

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