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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
By United Press International

California couple married 75 years die within 24 hours of each other

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- A California couple described by their children as inseparable died within 24 hours of each other after 75 years of marriage, their children said.

Fla. university sets up diversity site

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 11 (UPI) -- A group at Florida Atlantic University supporting the Palestinians denies allegations of anti-Semitism.

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Internet pioneers honored with U.K. prize ... Are cars driving evolution of birds? ... Roosters 'tell time' to begin crowing ... Life found in world's deepest ocean spot ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Are cars driving evolution of birds?

Are cars driving evolution of birds?

TULSA, Okla., March 18 (UPI) -- Cars are driving the evolution of birds in Nebraska, leading to birds with shorter wings to take off more quickly and avoid onrushing vehicles, scientists say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Soccer fan gets probation for song

KILMARNOCK, Scotland, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A fan of the Rangers, a leader in Scottish soccer, was given two years probation Tuesday for singing an offensive song about the Irish during a match.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2008.
By United Press International

Jazz trumpeter Childers dies at 81

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Marion "Buddy" Childers, trumpeter for jazz greats Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey who later led his own ensemble, died in his Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 81.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2006 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2005 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 14, the 74th day of 2004 with 292 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Frank Teschemacher was born this day in Chicago in 1906. An original member of Chicago's famous Austin High Gang of musicians, he died in a car crash at age 25.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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Today is Friday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2003 with 292 to follow.
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Les Brown, Sr. (March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) and the Band of Renown are a big band that began in the late 1930s, initially as the group Les Brown and His Blue Devils that Brown led while a student at Duke University. The band now performs under the direction of his son Les Brown, Jr.

Les Brown was a big band leader and composer, best known for his nearly seven decades of work with the group Les Brown and His Band of Renown (1938-2001). After graduating from New York Military Academy in 1932, Les Brown attended college at Duke University from 1932-1936. There he led the group Les Brown and His Blue Devils, who performed regularly on Duke's campus and up and down the east coast. Brown took the band on an extensive summer tour in 1936. At the end of the tour, while some of the band members returned to Duke to continue their education, others stayed on with Brown and continued to tour, becoming in 1938 the Band of Renown. A few years later, in 1945, this band brought Doris Day into prominence with their recording of "Sentimental Journey". The song's release coincided with the end of WWII in Europe and became the unofficial homecoming theme for many veterans. The band had nine other number-one hit songs, including "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm".

Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed with Bob Hope on radio, stage and TV for almost fifty years. They did 18 USO Tours for American troops around the world, and entertained over three million people. Before the Super Bowls were televised, the Bob Hope Christmas Specials were the highest-rated programs in television history. Tony Bennett was "discovered" by Bob Hope and did his first public performance with Les and the Band.

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