UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014
By United Press International

Four-alarm fire strikes Detroit apartment building

DETROIT, March 5 (UPI) -- A four-alarm fire destroyed a Detroit apartment building early Wednesday, leaving at least 25 residents homeless, four of whom were hospitalized, police said.

Judge tentatively rules against new trial in Michael Jackson case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge has tentatively ruled against a new trial against entertainment giant AEG Live in the death of pop icon Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson's family wants help completing documentary

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson's mother and children are asking for the public's help to fund a documentary about the late singer.
La Toya Jackson marries Jeffre Phillips in Los Angeles

La Toya Jackson marries Jeffre Phillips in Los Angeles

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- La Toya Jackson married her longtime friend and business partner Jeffre Phillips Thursday in Los Angeles.
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Katherine Jackson appealing wrongful death verdict

Katherine Jackson appealing wrongful death verdict

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson has filed documents in Los Angeles appealing the jury's verdict in her son Michael's wrongful death lawsuit, TMZ reported.

Michael Jackson death acquittal may not be end for AEG Live

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The acquittal of concert promoter AEG Live in U.S. singer Michael Jackson's death may not be the end of the Jackson family's legal action, a family lawyer said.

Jackson judge tosses case against AEG executives

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge tossed the negligence case by Michael Jackson's family against two executives promoting Jackson's "This Is It" comeback tour when he died.
Paris Jackson is 'doing much better,' says grandmother

Paris Jackson is 'doing much better,' says grandmother

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson says Paris, the troubled 15-year-old daughter of her late son Michael, is on the mend after a June suicide attempt in California.

Conrad Murray to be released from prison in October

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Relatives of pop icon Michael Jackson say they are outraged Dr. Conrad Murray will not serve his full sentence for manslaughter, Britain's Daily Mirror said.
Katherine Jackson says in court son Michael was a 'good person'

Katherine Jackson says in court son Michael was a 'good person'

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's mom Katherine said at his wrongful death trial in Los Angeles the late pop star was a "good person" whose behavior was misunderstood.

Paris Jackson moved to long-term treatment facility

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Paris Jackson was moved to a residential treatment center after spending a month in a Los Angeles hospital for attempting suicide, a source told People.

Paris Jackson may go to long-term treatment facility

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Paris Jackson may go to a long-term treatment center after she is released from a psychiatric facility in Los Angeles, a source close to her family told People.

Sleep expert testifies Michael Jackson was sleep deprived

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Pop icon Michael Jackson suffered from near total sleep deprivation for the two months before he died, a sleep expert told a court in Los Angeles.
Report: Paris Jackson cut forearm with a meat cleaver

Report: Paris Jackson cut forearm with a meat cleaver

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Paris Jackson cut her forearm with a meat cleaver and took numerous Motrin pills before she was hospitalized in California Wednesday, TMZ reported.
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Katherine Jackson
Singer Usher performs under a giant photo of Michael Jackson with his parents Katherine and Joe Jackson,during the public memorial service for Michael Jackson, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. The "King of Pop" died in Los Angeles on June 25 at age 50. (UPI Photo Photo/Gabriel Bouys/Pool)

Katherine Esther Scruse-Jackson (born May 4, 1930) is the matriarch of the Jackson musical family.

Born as Kattie B. Screws in Barbour County, Alabama, she was the daughter of Martha (née Upshaw) and Prince Albert Screws (born October 16, 1907 – died January 21, 1997). Katherine's father later changed his surname to "Scruse", and her name was changed to Katherine Esther Scruse when she was four years old. Katherine contracted polio as a child, but she eventually made a full recovery from the disease. However, because of the disease's effects, she walks with a noticeable limp. Her family moved to Gary, Indiana when she was 4 years old. There she met Joseph Jackson, whom she married in 1949. After studying the Bible as a young woman, in 1965, Jackson became a Jehovah's Witness.

During the group's early years, the mid-to-late 1960s, Jackson served a role as the group's designer. She often made suits for her five eldest sons to wear during their lengthy rides to the predominantly black venues and theaters where they usually performed. After the Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records in 1968, Jackson's role was more limited. Throughout the Jackson 5's rise to fame, and later the solo careers of Michael and Janet, she was often described as a loving and devoted mother and wife to her family. In 1984, she joined her husband in helping to create their sons' Victory Tour. In 1985 Essence magazine named her the "Mother of the Year".

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