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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
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Clay Felker of New York magazine dies

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Clay Felker, the founder of New York magazine and an editor credited with inventing a new type of urban publication, died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.
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Expert doubts 'Son of Sam' remorse

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The New York killer known as "Son of Sam" is incapable of feeling regret despite his latest attempt at forgiveness, a criminal expert says.

The Almanac

UPI almanacs for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2005 with 75 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
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USA to air 'Ring of Fire' commercial-free

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- USA Network will premiere "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story" without commercial interruption, the New York-based cable channel said Thursday.

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Comedian criticized for Clay Aiken joke ... Science finds best time for love and labor ... Company makes shark-repelling surfboards ... Jimmy Breslin writes last Newsday column ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Jimmy Breslin writes last Newsday column

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- New York Newsday columnist Jimmy Breslin abruptly ended his career Election Day with a piece that wrongly called the election for John Kerry.

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Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 291st day of 2004 with 75 to follow.
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Wasserstein beats Zuckerman for city mag

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A top Wall Street deal maker has outfoxed his rivals to gain control of New York Magazine, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2003 with 75 to follow.
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Jimmy Breslin (born October 17, 1930) is an American journalist and author. He has written numerous novels, and columns of his have appeared regularly in various newspapers in his hometown of New York City. He was a regular columnist for the newspaper Newsday until his retirement on November 2, 2004, and still has occasional pieces there.

Born in Jamaica, New York, Breslin was a columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, the Daily News, Newsday, and other venues. When the Sunday supplement of the Tribune was reworked into New York magazine by editor Clay Felker in 1962, Breslin appeared in the new edition, which became "the hottest Sunday read in town." He has been married twice. His first marriage, to Rosemary Dattolico, ended with her death in 1981. They had six children together: sons Kevin, James, Patrick and Christopher, and daughters Rosemary and Kelly. His daughter Rosemary died June 14, 2004 from a rare blood disease and his daughter Kelly, 44, died on April 21. 2009, four days after a cardiac arrhythmia in a New York City restaurant. Since 1982, he has been married to former New York City Council member Ronnie Eldridge.

Among his notable columns, perhaps the best known was published the day after John F. Kennedy's funeral, focusing on the man who had dug the president's grave. The column is indicative of Breslin's style, which often highlights how major events or the actions of those considered "newsworthy" affect the "common man."

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