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Roman temple found under president's house

ROME, May 31 (UPI) -- An Italian archaeologist says he believes that the presidential palace in Rome is sitting on top of a temple to the Roman god Quirinus.

Actor Roscoe Lee Browne dies

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Roscoe Lee Browne, whose deep, modulated voice led to roles on a Shakespearean stage and as narrator of the barnyard "Babe" films, died in Los Angeles at 81.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, March 15, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2006 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2006 with 172 to follow.
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Britain to return rare coin to Greece

ATHENS, Greece, June 16 (UPI) -- Britain has agreed to return to Greece a rare Roman coin that was taken from the country illegally.

Archaeologists find Augustan head in Italy

ROME, May 9 (UPI) -- A marble, bas-relief, head of the Emperor Augustus has been found at a large and well-appointed Roman villa site near Rome.

Kingsley compares 'Slevin' to 'Lear'

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Ben Kingsley says his theater background helped him see similarities between his new movie, "Lucky Number Slevin," and Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedies.

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Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2006 with 291 to follow.
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Study issues warning about crumbling ruins

ROME, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- An Italian government study warns that some of Rome's ancient structures are crumbling, posing a mortal threat to millions of tourists visiting the capital.

Ancient ashes found buried in Rome

ROME, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Archeologists have reportedly found the ashes of an ancient chief or priest who lived three centuries before the legendary founding of Rome.

Guantanamo detainee sues to get Bible

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani businessman and accused al-Qaida operative held two years at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has sued to get a copy of the King James Bible.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2005 with 123 to follow.
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Writer Danny Simon dead at 86

PORTLAND, Ore., July 28 (UPI) -- Veteran TV comedy writer Danny Simon, the older brother of playwright Neil Simon, has died in Portland, Ore., at age 86.

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Today is Tuesday July 12, the 193rd day of 2005 with 172 to follow.
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'Julius Caesar' hits break-even point

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- "Julius Caesar" is mighty at the box office, at least on Broadway with superstar Denzel Washington playing one of his assassins.

Tony Awards feature tough male competition

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Competition for the men's categories in this year's Tony Awards, to be presented June 5 in New York, is emerging as unusually fierce.

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Today is Tuesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2005 with 291 to follow.
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Denzel begins B'way run in 'Julius Caesar'

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington has begun his run in the new Broadway production of William Shakespeare's drama, "Julius Caesar."

Denzel Washington headed for Broadway

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Denzel Washington will play Brutus in a limited Broadway run of "Julius Caesar," Daily Variety reported Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004 with 123 to follow.
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Rare Laurel and Hardy German film found

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Munich, Germany, Film Museum officials have found a rare 1931 movie starring comedy duo Laurel and Hardy speaking in German, it was reported Monday.

'Jeopardy' earns $75,000 in season finale

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Salt Lake City software engineer Ken Jennings Friday broke the "Jeopardy" record for one day's winnings, adding $75,000 to bring his total to $1,321,660.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
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