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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 3, 2012.
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation struggles

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee's foundation has financial troubles that threaten to overshadow the ex-Olympian track and field star's charitable work, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2008.
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Bush touts Chicago Olympic bid

Bush touts Chicago Olympic bid

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said he thinks Chicago has a "great plan" for hosting the 2016 Olympics.

Jamaican PM honored by IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 8 (UPI) -- Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was awarded the International Olympic Committee's 2007 World Women and Sport Trophy.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, March 3, 2007.
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Today is Friday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2006 with 303 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2005 with 303 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 3, the 63rd day of 2004 with 303 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2003 with 303 to follow.
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American records set at Millrose Games

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Sprinter Gail Devers and pole vaulter Stacy Dragila set American indoor records Friday night at the 96th annual Millrose Games.

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Today is Sunday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2002 with 303 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Greg Marecek, Founder and President of the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, presents an enshrinement placque to Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee during ceremonies for the first class of the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in St. Louis on November 18, 2009. Joyner-Kersee and 23 others were among the first class of sports figures to make up the Hall of Fame. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is a retired American athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those four different events. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, just ahead of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

Jacqueline Joyner was born March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Illinois, and was named after Jackie Kennedy. As a high school athlete at East St. Louis Lincoln High School, she qualified for the finals in the Long Jump at the 1980 Olympic Trials, finishing 8th behind another high schooler, Carol Lewis. She was inspired to compete in multi-disciplinary track & field events after seeing a 1975 made-for-TV movie about Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Interestingly, Didrikson, the trackster, basketball player, and pro golfer, was chosen the "Greatest Female Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century. Fifteen years later, "Sports Illustrated for Women" magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of "all time".

Joyner-Kersee attended college at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she starred in both track & field and in women's basketball from 1980-1985. She was a starter in her forward position for each of her first three seasons (1980–81, 81-82, and 82-83) as well as in her senior (fifth) year, 1984-1985. She had red-shirted during the 1983-1984 academic year to concentrate on the heptathlon for the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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