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Candidate's racist radio ads must be aired

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 30 (UPI) -- A radio station in Kansas City, Mo., says it has no choice but to air racist and anti-Semitic ads from a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate from Missouri.

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In Iowa town, the Duke is king

WINTERSET, Iowa, May 25 (UPI) -- A town in the Middle River Valley area of Iowa annually celebrates its covered bridge and one of its famous residents: John Wayne.

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Book: Glenn Miller killed by friendly fire

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A World War II veteran claims in a new book that U.S. anti-aircraft fire destroyed the plane carrying famed bandleader Glenn Miller 62 years ago. Clarence Wolfe of Indiana claims further that after the tragic friendly-fire incident in 1944, his commanding

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Supremacist blocked from Missouri ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- A retired Army sergeant trying to get on the ballot in Missouri has been rejected by the Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians because of anti-Semitism. Glenn Miller wants to run for Congress in the 7th district, which is represented by Rep. Roy Blunt,

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Suspect's run ended near KKK base

GASSVILLE, Ark., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The teenager suspected of an ax attack on gays in a Massachusetts bar was near the Arkansas headquarters of white supremacist groups when he was shot.
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Members of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota Air Base, Japan, entertain a crowd during their historic concert at Hiroshima, Japan on April 14, 2004. The group is attired in traditional US Army Air Corps uniform as part of their trademark Glenn Miller show. They also played tunes ranging from modern jazz to more traditional Big Band music. This is possibly the first time that an Air Force band has performed in Hiroshima since World War II. (UPI Photo/Val Gempis/Air Force)
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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing December 15, 1944) was an American jazz musician (trombone), arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big Bands". Miller's signature recordings include In the Mood, American Patrol, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and Pennsylvania 6-5000. While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller's plane disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. His body has never been found.

Miller was born on a farm in Clarinda, Iowa, to Lewis Elmer Miller and Mattie Lou (née Cavender) . He went to grade school in North Platte in western Nebraska. In 1915, Miller's family moved to Grant City, Missouri. Around this time, Miller had finally made enough money from milking cows to buy his first trombone and played in the town orchestra. In 1918, the Miller family moved again, this time to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where Miller went to high school. During his senior year, Miller became very interested in a new style of music called "dance band music." He was so taken with it that he formed his own band with some classmates. By the time Miller graduated from high school in 1921, he had decided he wanted to become a professional musician.

In 1923, Miller entered the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he joined Sigma Nu Fraternity, but spent most of his time away from school, attending auditions and playing any gigs he could get, most notably with Boyd Senter's band in Denver. He dropped out of school after failing three out of five classes one semester, and decided to concentrate on making a career as a professional musician. He later studied the Schillinger technique with Joseph Schillinger, under whose tutelage he composed what became his signature theme, Moonlight Serenade.

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