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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
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Steps urged to curb college gambling

BOSTON, April 1 (UPI) -- University officials around the United States are urging colleagues to become more aggressive about intervening with students who have gambling problems.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 17, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2006 with 105 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2005 with 105 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2004 with 105 to follow.
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Analysis: Stars shine on four-star Clark

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- It has been a very good week indeed for retired Gen. Wesley Clark. He came across as an impressive-looking hero testifying against Slobodan Milosevic in The Hague. He was the only Democrat who didn't appear diminished by the capture of Saddam Hussein. And
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2003 with 105 to follow.
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Analysis: Can Wes Clark bark?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Retired Gen. Wesley Clark's anticipated entry into the Democratic presidential race is filled with uncertainties. But if he does well, he may rapidly bury the White House hopes of several long-running rivals.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

A Blast from the Past

President Bush continued efforts to line up international support for his proposed war on terror on this date in 2001 and branded Osama bin Laden, the suspected ringleader in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as a man "wanted dead or alive."
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2002 with 105 to follow.
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George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) was a major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points.

McClellan's Peninsula Campaign in 1862 ended in failure, with retreats from attacks by General Robert E. Lee's smaller Army of Northern Virginia and an unfulfilled plan to seize the Confederate capital of Richmond. His performance at the bloody Battle of Antietam blunted Lee's invasion of Maryland, but allowed Lee to eke out a precarious tactical draw and avoid destruction, despite being outnumbered. As a result, McClellan's leadership skills during battles were questioned by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who eventually removed him from command, first as general-in-chief, then from the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln offered this famous evaluation of McClellan: "If he can't fight himself, he excels in making others ready to fight." Indeed, McClellan was the most popular of that army's commanders with its soldiers, who felt that he had their morale and well-being as paramount concerns.

General McClellan also failed to maintain the trust of Lincoln, and proved to be frustratingly derisive of, and insubordinate to, his commander-in-chief. After he was relieved of command, McClellan became the unsuccessful Democratic nominee opposing Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. His party had an anti-war platform, promising to end the war and negotiate with the Confederacy, which McClellan was forced to repudiate, damaging the effectiveness of his campaign. He served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881. He eventually became a writer, defending his actions during the Peninsula Campaign and the Civil War.

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