The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, June 15, 2007.

ABC news anchor cheats death in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The news anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America" show, Chris Cuomo, survived a Baghdad bomb blast while riding with U.S. military police.

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Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2006 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International

'Open Mind' celebrates 50 years on U.S. TV

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Moderator Richard Heffner marked his 50th anniversary on the U.S. public affairs TV program "The Open Mind" in an unusual role Saturday -- being the guest.

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Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2005 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International

The Web: Reforming Social Security online

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the World Wide Web. This week: The future of Social Security -- whether there will be private accounts for younger workers, or whether the retirement system stays essentially the same -- may be decided on the Internet.

Cuomo: No reason to change filibuster

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- In the Democratic radio address Saturday, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said there was no good reason to change the Senate process on the filibuster.

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Today is Monday, Dec. 20, the 355th day of 2004 with 11 to follow.
By United Press International

No terrorism fears for fashionistas

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Fashion mavens are apparently not terrorist targets.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Cuomo joins 'Fahrenheit 9/11' rating fight

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Distributors of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" have enlisted former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in their fight to change the movie's R rating.

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Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2004 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International

Donald Trump disses Mario Cuomo in book

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Donald Trump has no kind words for Mario Cuomo, calling the former New York governor "disloyal" and a "total stiff" in "Trump: How To Get Rich."

Cuomo dynasty backs Kerry

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry's prospects for Tuesday's New York primary appear rock solid now that he has endorsements from former Gov. Mario Cuomo and his son Andrew.

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2003 with 11 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2003 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International
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Mario Cuomo
Mario Cuomo said on September 8, 1985 that President Ronald Reagan’s tax reform proposal would be “devastating to the middle class” while giving substantial breaks to the wealthy. Cuomo appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” (UPI Photo/Larry Rubenstein/Files)

Mario Matthew Cuomo (pronounced /ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born June 15, 1932) served as the 52nd Governor of the state of New York from 1983 to 1994, and is the father of Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York.

He was born in the New York City borough of Queens to a family of Italian-American origin. His father, Andrea Cuomo, was from Nocera Superiore, Italy, and his mother Immacolata was from Tramonti. The family owned a store in South Jamaica, Queens in New York City. Cuomo attended P.S. 50 and later earned his bachelor's degree in 1953 and law degree in 1956 from St. John's University, graduating first in his class. When he and the salutatorian (the late St. John's Law Dean Patrick Rohan) were summoned to the dean's office (Reverend Joseph T. Tinnelly) at the end of the year, he was asked what field he plans on going into after graduation. Cuomo responded that he would like to be a trial lawyer. Consequently, he was sent to clerk for the Honorable Judge Adrian P. Burke of the New York Court of Appeals. Additionally, he was signed and played baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system until he was injured when a ball hit his head, and subsequently became a scout for the team.

He first became known in New York City in the late 1960s when he represented “The Corona Fighting 69,” a group of 69 homeowners from the Queens neighborhood of Corona, who were threatened with displacement by the city's plan to build a new high school. He later represented another Queens residents group, the Kew Gardens-Forest Hills Committee on Urban Scale, who opposed Samuel LeFrak's housing proposal adjacent to Willow Lake in Queens. In 1972, Cuomo became more well-known across and beyond New York City when Mayor John Lindsay appointed him to conduct an inquiry and mediate a dispute over low income public-housing slated for the upper middle class neighborhood of Forest Hills. Cuomo described his experience in that dispute in the book Forest Hills Diary and the story was retold by sociologist Richard Sennett in The Fall of Public Man.

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