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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
By United Press International

NFL: Minnesota 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in overtime Sunday, handing the Minnesota Vikings a comeback 23-20 win over Chicago.

Obama names Watt to FHA, Wheeler to FCC

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- President Obama announced the nomination Wednesday of veteran U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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NFL to pay $42M into retired players' fund

PHOENIX, March 18 (UPI) -- The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million into a benefit fund for retired players after settling a lawsuit brought over the use of players' images in NFL films.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Halliburton to hire 11,000

HOUSTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jim Brown, Halliburton's president of the Western Hemisphere division, said the oil service giant is likely to hire 11,000 U.S. workers by the end of the year.
Ex-Gov. Edwards may go on speaking tour

Ex-Gov. Edwards may go on speaking tour

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, released from prison Thursday after serving eight years for bribery and fraud, could go on a book tour, a friend said.
MDA cutting length of annual fundraiser

MDA cutting length of annual fundraiser

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association said it will shorten its annual fundraiser to six hours, and that Jerry Lewis would play a "key" role.
Pete Anderson seminal figure in rock behind the Iron Curtain

Pete Anderson seminal figure in rock behind the Iron Curtain

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Rockabilly star Pete Anderson is regarded as a national hero in his homeland, Latvia, where the government has even issued a postage stamp in his honor -- quite a contrast to the days when the government threatened and brutalized him for playing rock 'n' roll without permission.

NFL: Cleveland 41, Kansas City 34

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Jerome Harrison's late 28-yard touchdown run Sunday gave the Cleveland Browns a wild 41-34 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Receiver DeSean Jackson nears NFL mark

Receiver DeSean Jackson nears NFL mark

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Speedster DeSean Jackson of Philadelphia needs one 50-yard plus touchdown to establish a single-season NFL record.

One ex-La. gov seeks pardon for another

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- A former Republican governor of Louisiana has asked President George Bush to pardon former Democratic Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Candidates slated for Black Mayors meeting

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- The National Conference of Black Mayors opened its annual meeting in New Orleans Wednesday with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the agenda, officials said.
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Jim Brown
LAP99091004 - 10 SEPTEMBER 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Former professional football player Jim Brown, 63, left, speaks with reporters outside Hollywood Municipal Court September 10 after a jury found him guilty of vandalizing his wife's car during a domestic violence incident in June at their Hollywood Hills home. To his right is his 25-year-old wife Monique. . jr/Jim Ruymen UPI........................................................

James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor. He is best known for his exceptional and record-setting nine-year career as a running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. In 2002, he was named by Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional athletes the U.S. has ever produced.

James Nathaniel Brown was born to Theresa (a housekeeper) and Swinton Brown (a professional boxer).

At Manhasset Secondary School, Brown earned 13 letters playing football, lacrosse, baseball, basketball and running track.

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