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Irish town, British duke battle over fish

YOUGHAL, Ireland, March 10 (UPI) -- An Irish town and a British duke are battling over fishing rights on a river in southern Ireland.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.
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A rare find in a Virginia dumpster site

DANVILLE, Va., July 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. electrician has made a rare discovery at a Pittsylvania County, Va., dumpster site -- a 188-year old King James Bible.

Devil of a date dawns

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Satan worshippers came out in force at the dawning Tuesday of the sixth day of the sixth month of the century's sixth year, a number the Bible deems Satanic.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2006 with 243 to follow.
By United Press International

Union Jack celebrates 400th birthday

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- The British flag design known as the Union Jack has been flown around the world since it was declared the official symbol by King James I, 400 years ago.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2006 with 282 to follow.
By United Press International

Texas high schools to offer Bible course

ODESSA, Texas, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Texas school district has approved the curriculum for a course on the Bible to be offered as an elective in public high schools.

Appeals court to decide Bible display

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court is deciding whether a monument at the Harris County courthouse in Austin, Texas, is religious or a secular tribute. A lower court judge ordered an open copy of the King James Bible removed from the display, initially erected in the

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 Saturday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2005 with 63 to follow.
By United Press International

Writer of 'The Living Bible' dies

WHEATON, Ill., June 12 (UPI) -- Kenneth N. Taylor, whose "Living Bible" became a national best-seller in the 1970s selling 40 million copies, has died at his Wheaton, Ill., home.

Letter: Walter Raleigh pleaded for life

LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- Britain's King James VI refused pleas from Sir Walter Raleigh to spare him from execution in 1618, a newly found letter by the explorer claims.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2005 with 243 to follow.
By United Press International

National Recording Registry adds 50 items

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Recording Registry has 50 new additions -- including a report on Charles Lindbergh and songs from Sophie Tucker and Nirvana.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2005 with 282 to follow.
By United Press International

Effort made to restore Macbeth's repute

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A group of Scottish parliamentarians has announced it will attempt to restore Macbeth's reputation as a good king who stabilized Scotland.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2004 with 63 to follow.
By United Press International

Judge orders Bible removed from courthouse

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Bible displayed in a monument outside a county courthouse in Houston must be removed. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake said the Bible must be removed within 10 days and the Harris County must pay $41,000 in court costs and

The Bear's Lair: Empty mansions

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- "In my Father's house are many mansions" says the Bible's King James Version (John, 14:2). I always thought that description made Heaven sound like an American
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 2, the 123rd day of 2004 with 243 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 84th day of 2004 with 282 to follow.

Church alters Three Wise Men profile

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Church of England formally changed the description of the Magi, or three wise men, in the New Testament, saying they might not have been wise or men.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2003 with 63 to follow.
By United Press International

Thousands parade through Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Ireland, July 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of Orangemen paraded through Northern Ireland Saturday to celebrate the Protestants' victory over the Catholics on July 12, 1690.
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