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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,

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2006 with 305 to follow.
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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.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2006 with 339 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2005 with 98 to follow.
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Actress/singer Frances Langford dead at 92

JENSEN BEACH, Fla., July 11 (UPI) -- Actress/singer Frances Langford, who entertained troops with Bob Hope during World War II, died Monday at her home in Jensen Beach, Fla., at age 92.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2005 with 181 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2005 with 305 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2005 with 339 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2004 with 98 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 1, the 61st day of 2004 with 305 to follow.
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Big-band music arranger Billy May dies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Billy May, best known for arranging Frank Sinatra's music, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Voice of America reports. He was 87.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2003 with 98 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 3, the 184th day of 2003 with 181 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Rod Cless was born this day in Lennox, Iowa, in 1907. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Gene Krupa and Mezz Mezzrow. He died in 1944 at age 37 after a drunken fall.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1939, the Glenn Miller orchestra began a summer season engagement at the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, N.Y. After that stay, the band broke attendance records wherever it went.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Herbie Steward was born this day in 1926 in Los Angeles. He was a member of Woody Herman's Second Herd. He was one of the original Four Brothers saxophone section on Herman's "Four Brothers" recording in 1947.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cuban trumpeter and bandleader Mario Bauza was born this day in Havana in 1911. He died in 1993. Bauza gave trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie a major career lift in 1939 by bringing him into Cab Calloway's high profile band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Buster Cooper was born this day in 1929 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will headline the 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring the headliner's quintet Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Symphony X, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge and more.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Lou Levy was born this day in Chicago in 1928. In a widely varied career, the fleet-fingered bop pianist's longest association was 18 years of accompanying singer Peggy Lee.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 1, the 60th day of 2003 with 305 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Glenn Miller was born this day in 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa. He flunked his music courses while attending the University of Colorado, but he went on to lead one of the 20th century's most commercially successful big bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Composer and pianist Hall Overton was born this day in 1920 in Bangor, Mich. He played with Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Teddy Charles and Jimmy Rainey, and wrote arrangements for Thelonious Monk's historic orchestral concert at Town Hall in 1959.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist, singer and bandleader Tex Beneke was born this day in 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas. He soared in popularity after joining Glenn Miller's 1938 orchestra.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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