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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2005 with 52 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2004 with 52 to follow.
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SLA quartet answers for '75 Calif bank job

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The saga of one of the nation's most notorious criminal gangs faded to a near close Friday when four one-time members of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army were sentenced to prison for their roles in a 1975 bank robbery in Northern California that lef

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Kilgore's arrest closes book on SLA

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The final fugitive member of one of the most notorious radical organizations of the Vietnam era was being held in a South African jail cell Friday pending his extradition to the United States to face bomb-possession and murder charges.

1970s SLA radical jailed in S. Africa


Last of '70s radical group reported caught

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The last missing member of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army was reported arrested in a foreign country after being underground since the 1970s. Fox News said that James Kilgore had been negotiating his surrender when he was picked up on charges invo

SLA's Olson sentenced, sent to Sacramento

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Fugitive radical-turned-housewife Sara Jane Olson was sentenced to two consecutive 10-year prison terms for her role in a 1975 bomb plot during an emotional court hearing in Los Angeles Friday, and was then shipped off to Sacramento to face a newly filed

Olson, 4 others charged in SLA robbery

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Murder charges were announced Wednesday against five veterans of the Symbionese Liberation Army stemming from a fatal bank robbery committed in Northern California during the now-defunct radical gang's heyday in the mid-1970s.

Five charged in 1975 SLA bank job

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16 (UPI) --

The Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A.) was an American self-styled urban guerrilla warfare group active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a revolutionary vanguard army. The group committed bank robberies, two murders and other acts of violence.

The S.L.A. became internationally notorious for kidnapping media heiress Patty Hearst, abducting the 19-year-old as she and her 26-year-old boyfriend, Steven Weed, sat relaxing in their Berkeley, California home. National interest grew into worldwide fascination when Hearst, in audiotaped messages delivered to (and broadcast by) regional news media, denounced her parents and announced she had joined the S.L.A. She was subsequently observed participating in their illegal activities. Hearst later alleged that she had been held in close confinement, sexually assaulted and brainwashed.

In his manifesto "Symbionese Liberation Army Declaration of Revolutionary War & the Symbionese Program," Donald DeFreeze wrote, "The name 'symbionese' is taken from the word 'symbiosis' and we define its meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within the body."

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