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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Frriday, Sept. 12, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255h day of 2005 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2004 with 110 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2003 with 110 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

The Sun tabloid in London reports mourners were speechless when a man they thought they had buried walked into a prayer session after the funeral.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

TIME'S PERSON OF THE YEAR
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jury acquits trainer in elephant beating

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The first test of a California law protecting elephants from abuse by their human handlers ended late Friday with the acquittal of a circus trainer accused of b
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Gunther Gebel-Williams (September 12, 1934 - July 19, 2001) was an animal trainer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1968-1990.

Gebel was born in Schweidnitz, Lower Silesia, Germany. As a child he and his mother became refugees when the communists took over Silesia. His father was still missing in the Soviet Union when he and his mother started working for Zirkus Williams in Germany in 1947. When the Zirkus owner suddenly died, his widow asked Gunther to train and take over which began his career as an animal trainer. Gunther Gebel took on the additional family name of Williams.

Gebel-Williams was a well-known circus animal trainer. He came to prominence during the early days of television when the circus was still a popular form of entertainment. His appearances on television shows like the Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, in addition to his work with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, accelerated his renown as a tamer primarily of elephants and tigers. Gunther Gebel-Williams has a son, Mark Oliver Gebel, and a daughter, Tina Gebel-DelMoral. Their mother is Sigrid Gebel.

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