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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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Ex Maine Sen. Bill Hathaway dies at 89

AUGUSTA, Maine, June 25 (UPI) -- William D. Hathaway, a former Democratic senator and congressman from Maine, died, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said Monday. He was 89.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.
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UPI horoscopes for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2005 with 17 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2004 with 17 to follow.
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Veterans' military records to be preserved

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- One election year drama may be avoided in the future: the public release of military records.

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Today is Sunday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2003 with 17 to follow.
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UPI's Capital Comment for May 5, 2003

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2002 with 17 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2001 with 17 to follow.
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Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was a Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. She was the first woman to be elected to both the U.S. House and the Senate, and the first woman from Maine to serve in either. She was also the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the U.S. Presidency at a major party's convention (1964 Republican Convention, won by Barry Goldwater). She was a moderate Republican, included with those known as Rockefeller Republicans. When she left office, Smith had the record as the longest-serving female senator in United States history, ranking 11th in seniority among the members of the Senate, a distinction that has not been surpassed.

Margaret Chase was born in Skowhegan, Maine, on December 14, 1897, the daughter of Carrie Murray and George Emery Chase. As a young woman, she taught school at a one-room schoolhouse, worked as a telephone operator, managed circulation for the Skowhegan Independent Reporter, and served as an office worker with a local textile mill. She became involved with local women's organizations and helped found the Skowhegan Business and Professional Women's Club. She attended Colby College where she was a member of the founding chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority. In 1930, she married Clyde Smith, a respected political leader in central Maine and served as his administrative assistant. Clyde Smith, a rival of Governor Ralph Owen Brewster, was elected to the US House of Representatives where he served on the Labor Committee and was a key supporter of the New Deal.

Smith first won a seat to the U.S. House of Representatives on June 3, 1940 to fill the vacancy caused by the untimely death of her husband who had called for her election after suffering a major heart attack. She served on the House Naval Affairs committee during World War II. As co-chair of a subcommittee that investigated problems encountered by the War Department in rapidly establishing bases across the nation, she was instrumental in resolving conflicts between states, local jurisdictions and the military.

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