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Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Legendary comedian Johnny Carson is suffering from emphysema. TV Guide online quotes a representative for the retired "Tonight Show" host as saying Carson is dealing with the disease the best he can and otherwise is in good health.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Country Music News

Ray Charles born in Albany, Ga., 1930. Bob Wills' first recording session with the Texas Playboys, 1935.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

LORIN MAAZEL TAKES OVER IN NEW YORK
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2002 with 187 to follow.
By United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2002 with 261 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

Maya Angelou goes commercial - nicely

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Maya Angelou, one of America's most revered authors and poets, has gone commercial at last in a genteel way that suits her image as a writer with a message.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ACTORS GUILD ELECTION TO BE RERUN
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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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