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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2006 with 331 to follow.
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Woman may face execution soon in Texas

HOUSTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A woman on Texas death row may have her execution scheduled soon after losing what may have been her final appeal.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2003 with 331 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

This is "the day the music died." On this date in 1959, singers Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens were killed in a plane crash in a cornfield near Mason City, Iowa. Only hours earlier, they'd played what turned out to be the
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for February 3-9.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

HONORS FOR 'AMELIE'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2002 with 331 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Feb. 3. This is "the day the music died." On this date in 1959, singers Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens were killed in a plane crash in a cornfield near Mason City, Iowa.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 28. It was the U.S. space program?s worst disaster -- and indeed, the worst space tragedy ever.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Karla Faye Tucker (November 18, 1959 – February 3, 1998) was convicted of murder in Texas in 1984 and put to death in 1998. She was the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984, and the first in Texas since 1863. Because of her gender and widely-publicized conversion to Christianity, she inspired an unusually large national and international movement advocating the commutation of her sentence to life imprisonment, a movement which included a few foreign government officials.

Karla Tucker was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the youngest of three sisters. Her father Larry was a longshoreman on the Gulf of Mexico. The marriage was very troubled, and Tucker started smoking with her sisters when she was eight years old. At the age of ten, her parents divorced, and during the divorce proceedings, she learned that she had been the result of an extramarital affair. By age 12, she had turned to drugs and sex. When she was 14, she dropped out of school and followed her mother Carolyn, a rock groupie, into prostitution and began traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, and the Eagles. At age 16, she was married briefly to a mechanic named Stephen Griffith. In her early 20s, she began hanging out with bikers, and met a woman named Shawn Dean and her husband Jerry Lynn Dean, who introduced her to a man named Danny Garrett in 1981.

After having spent the weekend doing drugs with her boyfriend Danny Garrett and their friends, Tucker and Garrett entered Jerry Dean's home around 3:00 am on Monday 14 June 1983 intending to steal Dean's motorcycle. James Leibrant, a friend, went with them to Dean's apartment complex. Leibrant reported that he went looking for Dean's El Camino while Tucker and Garrett entered the apartment with a set of keys that Tucker claimed Shawn Dean had lost and Tucker had found.

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