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UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
By United Press International

Champions event has co-leaders

PALM COAST, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Brad Bryant and Keith Fergus share the lead after Friday's first round of the Champions Tour's inaugural Ginn Championship at Palm Coast, Fla.

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Connery, Sean Connery is Bond, James Bond

HATSFIELD, England, March 6 (UPI) -- What -- or who -- was British author Ian Fleming thinking of when he created James Bond may now be known thanks to high-tech gadgetry worthy of Q.

Fred Funk is the leader at San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- At 6-under 65, Fred Funk is the leader after one round of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship golf tournament in San Antonio.

Bean leads the 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Andy Bean has a one-shot lead after one round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship at Blaine, Minn.

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Today is Monday, May 15, the 135th day of 2006 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Brendan Fraser signs on for 'Journey'

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Brendan Fraser has signed on to star in Walden Media's 3-D film version of Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth," it was reported in Los Angeles.

Ralph Fiennes returns to Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winner Ralph Fiennes is heading back to Broadway to star in a revival of Brian Friel's "Faith Healer," it was reported Monday.

'Lolita' turns 50

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Despite societal changes over the half-century since its original publication, Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita" is no less disturbing.

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Hunt for escaped alligator called off

OAK GROVE, Ky., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Authorities in Kentucky called off the search Wednesday for an escaped alligator.

Mike Reid has second round senior lead

POLK CITY, Iowa, June 4 (UPI) -- Mike Reid, a major winner last week, shot a 5-under 66 Saturday for a 135 and a two-stroke lead after the second-round of the Allianz Championship.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 15, the 135th day of 2005 with 230 to follow.
By United Press International

Kite shares Champions Tour lead

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Tom Kite shot a 5-under 66 Friday to share first place with Dave Stockton, James Mason and Tom Jenkins after one round of the SBC Championship.
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James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Mason remained a powerful figure in the industry throughout his career and was nominated for three Academy Awards as well as three Golden Globes (winning once).

Mason was born in Huddersfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, to John and Mabel Mason; his father was a wealthy merchant. Mason had no formal training as an actor and initially embarked upon it for fun. He was educated at Marlborough College, and earned a first in architecture at Peterhouse, Cambridge where he became involved in stock theatre companies in his spare time. After Cambridge he joined the Old Vic theatre in London under the guidance of Tyrone Guthrie and Alexander Korda. In 1933 Korda gave Mason a small role in The Private Life of Don Juan but fired him three days into shooting.

From 1935 to 1948 he starred in many British quota quickies. A conscientious objector during World War II (something which caused his family to break with him for many years), he became immensely popular for his brooding anti-heroes in the Gainsborough series of melodramas of the 1940s, including The Man in Grey (1943) and The Wicked Lady (1945). He also starred with Deborah Kerr and Robert Newton in Hatter's Castle (1942). He then took the lead role in the critically acclaimed and immensely popular The Seventh Veil (1945) that set box office records in postwar Britain and raised him to international stardom. He followed it with a mortally wounded Irish revolutionary in Odd Man Out (1947) and his first Hollywood film, Caught (1949).

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