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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
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Plea deal settles teacher-student sex case

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in North Carolina say they made a plea deal with a teacher charged with having sex with a student after learning she had married him.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2006 with 355 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2005 with 355 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2004 with 356 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Jethro Burns, of Homer and Jethro fame, who was born in 1923; Dean Torrence, of Jan and Dean fame, in 1941 (age 62); Boston's Tom Scholz in 1947 (age 56); Swedish rap/pop singer Neneh Cherry in 1964 (age 39); and Edie Br
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Today is Friday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2003 with 355 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Johnnie Ray, who was born in 1927; Ronnie Hawkins in 1935 (age 68); Sal Mineo was born in 1939; Jim Croce was born in 1942; Rod Stewart in 1945 (age 58); Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers in 1948 (age 55); Steely Dan's Donald
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 4-10.
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John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would become rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage persona.

Ray was born in Hopewell, Oregon, spending part of his childhood on a farm, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon. Ray was of Native American origin; his great-grandmother was a full-blooded Native American and his great-grandfather was Oregon pioneer George Kirby Gay of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. He became deaf in his right ear at age 13 after an accident during a Boy Scout event. It was his participation in the "blanket toss," a sort of variation of the trampoline, that traumatized the youngster's inner ear. Ray later performed wearing a hearing aid. Surgery performed in New York in 1958 left him almost completely deaf in both ears, although hearing aids helped his condition.

Ray first attracted attention while performing at the Flame Showbar in Detroit, Michigan, an R&B nightclub. Inspired by rhythm singers like Kay Starr, LaVern Baker and Ivory Joe Hunter, Ray developed a unique rhythm based style, described as alternating between pre-rock R&B and a more conventional classic pop approach.

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