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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
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'Onion Field' killer dies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- "Onion Field" killer Gregory Ulas Powell died following a battle with prostate cancer, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
By United Press International

'Onion Field' killer loses 11th parole bid

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The 1963 killer of a Los Angeles police officer, the basis for Joseph Wambaugh's novel "The Onion Field," has lost his 11th parole bid, authorities said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
By United Press International

Buffalo, N.Y., man lives in bunker home

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 31 (UPI) -- A Buffalo, N.Y., firefighter said he discovered a man living in a 6-foot deep underground bunker while investigating a fire.

'Onion Field' killer Smith dies

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Jimmy Lee Smith, one of the two men convicted for Los Angeles' infamous "Onion Field" murder, died this week in jail at the age of 76.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
By United Press International

New cop drama by David E. Kelley

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Writer and producer David E. Kelley is teaming up with the author of "Hollywood Station," Joseph Wambaugh, to create a police drama.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2006 with 343 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2005 with 343 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2004 with 344 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2003 with 343 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2002 with 343 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. (born January 22, 1937, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States. Several of his first novels were set in Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding area, and featured Los Angeles police officers as protagonists.

The son of a police officer, Wambaugh joined the U.S. Marines at age 17 (an element he works into several of his novels) and married at 18.

Wambaugh received an Associate's degree from Chaffey College and joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1960. He served 14 years, rising through the ranks from patrolman to detective sergeant. He also attended California State University, Los Angeles, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees.

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