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Today is Wednesday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2005 with 212 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 14, the 104th day of 2005 with 261 to follow.
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Former U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin dies at 83

SHEFFIELD, Ala., March 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin of Alabama died Tuesday at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala., from a reportedly undetermined cause at age 83.

Actress Patty Duke set for heart surgery

COUER D''''ALENE, Idaho, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Patty Duke Pearce was scheduled for heart surgery Wednesday at a hospital in her Idaho hometown.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 27, the 179th day of 2004 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 1, the 153rd day of 2004 with 213 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 105th day of 2004 with 261 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 27, the 178th day of 2003 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

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The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2003 with 261 to follow.
By United Press International

Tovah Feldshuh stars as Golda Meir

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Versatile actress Tovah Feldshuh has brought Talullah Bankhead, Sophie Tucker, Katharine Hepburn, Sarah Bernhardt and three queens of Henry VIII to the stage, a
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Michael Jeter died at his Hollywood Hills home this week. He was 50.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Chris Rock says being a big brother was excellent preparation for being a filmmaker.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Book of the week: 'I like being American'

SAN DIEGO, March 18 (UPI) -- In his anthology, "I Like Being American," editor Michael Leach has chosen to represent what is best about being a citizen of the United States. He does not den
SHIRLEY SAAD

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PAT BOONE TO BE HONORED AGAIN
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Helen Keller
Blind and deaf author Helen Keller is seen in this 1953 photo as she runs her fingers over the face of President Dwight Eisenhower during a visit to the White House.
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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, she campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes.

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her family lived on a homestead, Ivy Green, that Helen's grandfather had built decades earlier. Helen's father, Arthur H. Keller, spent many years as an editor for the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain for the Confederate Army. Helen's paternal grandmother was the second cousin of Robert E. Lee. Helen's mother, Kate Adams, was the daughter of Charles Adams. Though originally from Massachusetts, Charles Adams also fought for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, earning the rank of brigadier-general.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Helen Keller."
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