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Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

HOLLYWOOD, June 8 (UPI) --Director John Lee Hancock signs on for biopic about former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

GenDyn, JBT extend military work

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army and Air Force have separately issued contracts worth a combined $47 million for tanks and equipment support.

S.D. school police carry assault rifles

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The head of the San Diego school board said he was unaware the district's police force was equipped with assault-style rifles.

Liberal Dems poised to win Japan election

TOKYO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Final polls in Japan suggest Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democrat Party are the favorites in Sunday's general elections, analysts say.

U.S. nuclear energy safety questioned

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The United States is headed toward a major nuclear disaster unless the government closely monitors aging power plants, safety advocates and activists said.
LINYI ZHANG, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Air Force contract for JBT AeroTech

CHICAGO, April 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has given JBT AeroTech an engineering support and materials management contract for support of company equipment used by the service.

School district must pay for affair

SAN DIEGO, June 27 (UPI) -- A jury found that the San Diego school district shares responsibility for an affair between a teacher and a teenage girl and must pay part of the damages.

Ex-deputy suspected in dognapping

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A former Florida sheriff's deputy has been charged with stealing a teacup Chihuahua dog worth $950 from a Putnam County pet store.

Stanhope House in N.J. to close

STANHOPE, N.J., June 2 (UPI) -- The Stanhope House, a popular northern New Jersey venue for blues and rock music, is about to close its doors, its Web site has disclosed.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

TV photo mix-up shows lawmaker, not felon ... Report: W.Va. justice a 'hellhole' ... Colorado tiger's SUV-riding days are over ... Drunken grim reaper arrested in Britain ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Drunken grim reaper arrested in Britain

MORECAMBE, England, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A man in Morecambe, England, started the evening fully dressed and with friends, but ended the night dressed as the grim reaper, alone and under arrest.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.
By United Press International

Pentagon corruption sweep netting many

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. John Lee Cockerham has been jailed for allegedly accepting $10 million in bribes from companies seeking military contracts.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
By United Press International
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