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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
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Jesse Helms provided information to FBI

RALEIGH, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- The late Jesse Helms, a five-term U.S. senator, has an FBI file thick with death threats, a Raleigh television station says.
Mourners view Helms body

Mourners view Helms body

RALEIGH, N.C., July 7 (UPI) -- A steady stream of viewers walked past the casket of the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms as it reposed in a Raleigh, N.C., church through the holiday weekend.
Former U.S. Sen. Helms dead at age 86

Former U.S. Sen. Helms dead at age 86

RALEIGH, N.C., July 4 (UPI) -- Former arch-conservative U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina died Friday at age 86 after battling cancer and heart disease, hospital officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.
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Helms suffering from dementia

RALEIGH, N.C., April 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., is suffering from dementia and is at a convalescent center, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2006 with 345 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2005 with 74 to follow.
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Jesse Helms
Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina listens as White House Senate liason Pam Turner tries to persuade Helms 5/24/1988 to back off on his opposition to the INF treaty. Turner met with Helms following the weekly Republican policy luncheon. (UPI Photo/Leighton Mark)
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Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was a five-term Republican United States Senator from North Carolina who served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1995 to 2001. A leading conservative, he helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s, aiding Ronald Reagan's quest for the White House and helping many local and regional candidates.

A journalist by training, Helms was the longest-serving popularly-elected Senator in North Carolina's history, and was widely credited with shifting the one-party state dominated by the Democrats into a competitive two-party state. The Helms-controlled National Congressional Club's state-of-the-art direct mail operation raised millions for Helms and other conservative candidates allowing Helms to outspend his opponents in most of his campaigns.

An unreconstructed Southern conservative, he began his political career in the Democratic Party in the days when white Southern politicians championed racial segregation. He moved to the Republican party in the 1970s. Helms was the most stridently conservative politician of the post 1960 era, especially in opposition to federal intervention into what he considered state affairs (integration, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act). Helms tried, with a 16-day filibuster, to stop the Senate from approving a federal holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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