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Police charge Connecticut man in Yale shooter hoax

Police charge Connecticut man in Yale shooter hoax

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 23 (UPI) -- New Haven police have charged Jeffrey Jones for calling in a fake gunman threat last November.
Kate Stanton
Poll: Whites trending more Republican

Poll: Whites trending more Republican

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- White Americans lean more Republican now than at any time in the past three administrations, a new Gallup poll finds.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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Poll: Obama as polarizing as Bush

Poll: Obama as polarizing as Bush

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Americans are as politically divided after four years of Barack Obama's presidency as they were after George W. Bush's first term, a Gallup Poll found.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
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Poll: Turnout critical for Obama campaign

Poll: Turnout critical for Obama campaign

PRINCETON, N.J., July 13 (UPI) -- Only 58 percent of young voters say they definitely plan to vote in the U.S. presidential election in November, a Gallup poll released Friday indicated.

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Actor Jeffrey Jones arrested

Actor Jeffrey Jones arrested

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says actor Jeffrey Jones has been charged with failing to update his registration as a sex offender.

Gallup: Presidents average 5-point drop

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Newly elected U.S. presidents usually see their approval ratings fall by 5 percentage points in their second years, Gallup analysts say.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

Bush approval below 40 percent again

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's approval rating has stayed below 40 percent for a seventh consecutive month, a USA Today/Gallup Poll said.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2006 with 94 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2005 with 94 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2004 with 94 to follow.
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Jeffrey Jones
Cast members Sherri Shepherd (L) and Jeffrey Jones arrive for the premiere of the motion picture comedy "Who's Your Caddy?" at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angles on July 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American actor. He has appeared in many films and television shows, but may be best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Miloš Forman’s Amadeus, Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice, and dean of students Edward R. Rooney in the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Jones was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Ruth (née Schooley), an art historian who urged Jones towards a career in acting, and Douglas Bennett Jones, who died during Jones' childhood. Jones went to London in 1969 to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, followed by a three-year stint with the Stratford Theatre, in Stratford, Ontario.

Jones began acting in small parts in film and TV in the 1970s. A supporting role in the 1983 Rodney Dangerfield film Easy Money and a guest shot on Remington Steele led to his replacing Ian Richardson in Miloš Forman's 1984 adaptation of the Peter Shaffer play Amadeus as Emperor Joseph II; he received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance. Jones’ performance as Mr. Edward R. Rooney, Dean of Students in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, made him a cultural icon. Rooney, self-important and obsessed with catching the chronically truant Ferris Bueller, became a symbol of stuffed-shirt pomposity and authoritarian hatefulness. Jones has proven to be a favorite of director Tim Burton, starring in Beetlejuice, Ed Wood as The Amazing Criswell, and Sleepy Hollow, and he has also appeared in such prominent films as The Hanoi Hilton, The Hunt for Red October, Howard the Duck, Houseguest, The Devil’s Advocate, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Stuart Little. Jones also had a key role in The Pest, a comedy starring John Leguizamo, as the evil German trying to hunt Pestario "Pest" Vargas. Other key roles for Jones include Stay Tuned, where he played Mr. Spike, and the 1992 comedy Mom and Dad Save the World, where he played Dick Nelson. Jones co-starred in the 1999 cult favorite cannibal western Ravenous and played Inspector Lestrade in Without a Clue. In 1995, Jones co-starred with Kathy Najimy in the video storyline portion of the Walt Disney World Tomorrowland attraction ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter.

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