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Rain washes out play at PGA Nissan Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Saturday's play at the PGA Nissan Open suspended as rain continued.

Mark Russell named to Buffalo Hall of Fame

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Political satirist and Buffalo, N.Y.-native Mark Russell has been named to the Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers' Hall of Fame Class of 2004.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2004 with 130 to follow.
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Four tied for lead at rainy Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, April 24 (UPI) -- Patrick Sheehan forged a four-way tie for the lead Saturday before third-round play was suspended at the $5 million Houston Open.

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2003 with 130 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2002 with 130 to follow.
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Mark Russell (born August 23, 1932 in Buffalo, New York) is an American political satirist/comedian. He also sings and plays the piano.

Mark Russell was born Mark Ruslander (he changed his name for stage purposes) and grew up in Buffalo, New York where he graduated from Canisius High School. After high school, his family moved briefly to Florida, then moved to Washington, D.C., where he enrolled at George Washington University, but stayed for only a month. He then joined the Marines.

Russell is most famous for his series of PBS specials, aired live at least four times a year between 1975 and 2004. His comedy specials were a mix of political stand-up comedy covering current events and musical parodies, in which Russell accompanied himself on his trademark piano. Russell's song parodies use melodies from old standards with new humorous lyrics pertinent to the subject matter.

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