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Jesse Ventura blames 'American Sniper' author for ruining his TV career

Jesse Ventura blames 'American Sniper' author for ruining his TV career

MINNEAPOLIS, July 14 (UPI) --Former Navy SEAL and Gov. of Minnesota Jesse Ventura is suing the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle for disparaging remarks in Kyle's autobiography.
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Ventura suing over 'American Sniper' book in Minn. court

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A defamation lawsuit filed by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura against the widow of a former Navy SEAL will not be moved to Texas, a judge said.
Politics 2014: Paul-Christie dialogue signals start of 2016 season

Politics 2014: Paul-Christie dialogue signals start of 2016 season

Winter, spring, summer or fall ... it's a long way to 2016. The Paul/Christie feud means one thing: The presidential campaign is upon us.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 15, 2013.
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Man seeks to get Jesse Ventura libel suit deposition made public

MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 (UPI) -- An environmental activist was granted a hearing on his request to intervene in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's libel suit against a deceased Navy SEAL.
Behar books Gore, Etheridge for new show

Behar books Gore, Etheridge for new show

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Fisher and Dee Snider will appear on "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" during the New York talk show's first week, Current TV said.
Friends rally around ex-SEAL in lawsuit

Friends rally around ex-SEAL in lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Friends of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle rallied to his defense in a defamation suit filed by ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura over his portrayal in Kyle's memoir.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 15, 2012.
By United Press International
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Snooki, Moore top Worst Dressed list

Snooki, Moore top Worst Dressed list

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Snooki, Julianne Moore and Christina Aguilera were among the worst-dressed celebrities of 2011, American fashion critic Roger Stone has declared.
J. Ventura: 'Never fly commercial again'

J. Ventura: 'Never fly commercial again'

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Friday he will "never fly commercial again" after his Transportation Security Administration lawsuit was dismissed.
Ventura sues TSA over airport patdown

Ventura sues TSA over airport patdown

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly violating his privacy rights during an airport patdown.
Voters may elect independent governors

Voters may elect independent governors

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Voters in the United States could elect a trio of independent governors when they go to the polls in November, political experts say.
Jesse Ventura walks out of radio interview

Jesse Ventura walks out of radio interview

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura walked out of an in-studio radio interview after arguing with a comedian about government conspiracies.
Ventura won't run for Senate

Ventura won't run for Senate

MINNEAPOLIS, July 14 (UPI) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said Monday he will not run for the U.S. Senate this year unless "God comes and speaks to me."
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MIN98110805 - 8 NOVEMBER 1998 - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA: Vikings owner Red McCombs (right) congratulates governor-elect Jesse Ventura after giving him a Minnesota Vikings jersey during a halftime ceremony, November 8. Ventura, a former pro-wrestler, is the first Reform Party candidate to become a governor. UPI. iw/bk/Bruce Kluckhohn
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James George Janos (born July 15, 1951), better known as Jesse Ventura, is an American statesman, the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. As a professional wrestler, he is best known for his nickname, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, and tenure in the World Wrestling Federation as a combatant and color commentator. In 2004, he was inducted into the company's Hall of Fame.

In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998, running as a member of the Reform Party, he was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota and served from January 4, 1999, to January 6, 2003, without seeking a second term.

Ventura was born James George Janos in Minneapolis, the son of Bernice Martha (née Lenz) and George William Janos. His father's parents were from what is today Slovakia, and his mother was of German descent. Ventura has described himself as Slovak. Ventura (then still using his legal name of Janos) attended the now-closed Cooper Elementary School and graduated from Minneapolis' Roosevelt High School in 1969.

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