The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 20, the 140th day of 2003 with 225 to follow.
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VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home video...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Lions sign RB Shawn Bryson

ALLEM PARK, Mich., March 25 (UPI) -- Seeking a reliable backup to James Stewart, the Detroit Lions on Tuesday signed running back Shawn Bryson to a one-year contract.

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 1916, the first air combat mission in U.S. history got under way. Eight Curtiss "Jenny" planes of the First Aero Squadron took off from Columbus, N.M., in support of the 7,000 troops who invaded Mexico to capture Mexican revolutionary Panc
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Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for March 17-23.
By United Press International

Minnesota 38, Detroit 36

DETROIT, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Daunte Culpepper threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings held on for a 38-36 victory over Detroit, the Lions eighth s

Atlanta 36, Detroit 15

ATLANTA, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick threw for more than 300 yards for the first time in his brief but brilliant career Sunday to lead the Falcons to a 36-15 victor

Arizona 23, Detroit 20 (OT)

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Detroit's Robert Porcher was flagged for a face mask penalty that negated an interception by linebacker Chris Claiborne and Bill Gramatica capitalized with a 42

New England 20, Detroit 12

DETROIT, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned the first of New England's three interceptions 27 yards for a touchdown Thursday, igniting the Patriots to a 20-12 victory over

Chicago 20, Detroit 17 (OT)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Paul Edinger kicked a 40-yard field goal 6:02 into overtime Sunday as the Chicago Bears rallied from a 10-point deficit and ended a franchise-record, eight-game

Green Bay 40, Detroit 14

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brett Favre passed for 295 of his 351 yards in the first half Sunday as the Green Bay Packers built a huge lead and extended their winning streak to seven games

Detroit 9, Dallas 7

DETROIT, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Hanson kicked his third field goal of the day with 53 seconds left Sunday, a 43-yarder that gave the Detroit Lions a 9-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Robert De Niro to receive AFI's top honor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will receive the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, the AFI announced Friday.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Buffalo 24, Detroit 17

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The high-powered Buffalo Bills won with defense for the second straight week Sunday, stopping a fourth-down run in the final two minutes and holding on for a 24

Detroit 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jason Hanson kicked a game-tying, 24-yard field goal with two seconds left in regulation Sunday and boomed a 48-yarder 4:48 into overtime to lift the Detroit Li

NFL announces Players of the Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Running backs Shaun Alexander and LaDainian Tomlinson were among the players honored Wednesday with Player of the Week Awards for NFL games played last weekend.

Lions place Warren on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions placed veteran running back Lamont Warren on injured reserve Saturday with a left shoulder injury.

Green Bay 37, Detroit 31

DETROIT, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Joey Harrington's potential winning touchdown pass in the final minute glanced off the hands of Mikhael Ricks and he was intercepted on the next play Sunday, al

NFC North Capsules

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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, July 23 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks is one of a select fraternity of performers who is both superstar and distinguished actor. The two seldom go together.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Washington Agenda-Federal

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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Bill and Marianne Bruss of Winfield, Ill., are suing their Catholic church, St. John The Baptist, and its officials over the church's "tuition free" education policy. It says parishioners can send their kids to the church's elementary school free ... as l

AFI to honor Hanks with lifetime award

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute will present its life achievement award Wednesday night to two-time Oscar-winning actor-director Tom Hanks.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, June 4 (UPI) -- Kingmaker Lew Wasserman, who died at 89 this week, did not signify the end of an era in Hollywood; he introduced a new and unfortunate epoch in Tinseltown.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International
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