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Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 21, 2013.
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Entwistle denied Supreme Court appeal

HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request for appeal by a British man convicted of killing his wife and baby in Massachusetts, prosecutors said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2012.
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Original 'Second City' cast reunites

Original 'Second City' cast reunites

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Martin Short said there was "joy" when the original cast members from "Second City Television" reunited in Chicago

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 21, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2006 with 193 to follow.
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Entwistle pleads not guilty

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The man accused of shooting his wife and baby daughter was held without bail Thursday following his first court appearance after his return from England.

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Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2005 with 193 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2004 with 193 to follow.
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John Belushi to get star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- The late comedian John Belushi will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said Thursday.

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Today is Saturday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2003 with 193 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Friday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2002 with 193 to follow.
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Joe Flaherty (born June 21, 1941) is an American-Canadian comedian. He is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy SCTV, from 1976 to 1984. He is currently a judge on The Second City's Next Comedy Legend.

Flaherty was born Joseph O'Flaherty in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but moved to Chicago where he started his comedy career with the Second City Theater as Joe O'Flaherty. After seven years in Chicago, he moved to Toronto, Ontario to help establish the Toronto Second City theatre troupe. During those years, he was one of the original writer/performers on SCTV, where he spent eight years on the show, playing such characters as Big Jim McBob (of Farm Film Report fame), Count Floyd/Floyd Robertson ( A bit of SCTV trivia here: Count Floyd, who was SCTV news anchorman Floyd Robertson in a vampire costume and cheesy make-up, is based on Bill Cardille, whom Joe Flaherty watched as a kid growing up in Pittsburgh. Cardille did the weather for the local NBC station, and on weekends hosted the studio wrestling matches and as "Chilly Billy" hosted the Saturday night horror feature), and station owner/manager Guy Caballero who goes around in a wheelchair simply for the respect therein.

Other memorable Flaherty characterizations included emotional talk show host Sammy Maudlin, seedy saxophonist-private eye Vic Apeggio, aggressive elocution lecturer Norman Gorman, myopic public television host Hugh Betcha and "crazy as a snake" ex-convict Rocco.

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