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U.S. cardinals impose media blackout

U.S. cardinals impose media blackout

VATICAN CITY, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. cardinals at the Vatican bowed to pressure and imposed a media blackout ahead of the papal conclave to choose Benedict XVI's successor, a spokeswoman said.

Ill. Supreme Court Justice McMorrow dies

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow died following a short illness, her family said. She was 83.
Witness: Inhumane treatment on flotilla

Witness: Inhumane treatment on flotilla

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish witnesses testified Thursday Israeli forces treated them inhumanely during a 2010 attack on a flotilla that resulted in the deaths of nine people.

Oakland's Mother Wright dies at 87

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Mary Ann Wright, known as the Mother Teresa of Oakland, Calif., for her work on behalf of the downtrodden, has died. She was 87.

Nuns sue bank over subprime investment

DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 8 (UPI) -- Nuns from an order based in Iowa have sued a Boston bank, claiming that they were duped into investing $1 million in the subprime mortgage market.

Mary Ann from 'Gilligan's Island' arrested

BOISE, Idaho, March 11 (UPI) -- The actress who played Mary Ann on the U.S. sit-com "Gilligan's Island" was arrested after police pulled her over and allegedly found marijuana in her car.

St. Pat's parade switched from Holy Week

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- St. Patrick's Day revelers on Chicago's South Side might want to check their calendars twice -- the annual parade is Sunday, a week before its normal walking.

Mother kills children in murder-suicide

CINCINNATI, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman going through a divorce shot her son and daughter in the heart and then turned the gun on herself, a coroner said Wednesday.

Judge finds no right to travel

NEW ORLEANS, April 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has dismissed a claim that local police violated the right to travel of New Orleans residents trying to get out after Hurricane Katrina.

Florida Republican in Islam hate row

BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A prominent local Republican in Florida said Tuesday he believed Islam was a "hateful, frightening religion."

Police looking for owner of lost tombstone

BAY CITY, Mich., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Officials in a Michigan county are trying to locate the final resting place of a tombstone that has been in their found property room for more than 15 years.
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Mary Ann

Mary Ann Summers is a fictional Winfield, Kansas farm girl who is a character in the television sitcom Gilligan's Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns.

Mary Ann was portrayed by actress Dawn Wells. She was an ingenue and a foil, as well as a friend, to glamorous Hollywood star Ginger Grant, played by Tina Louise. She is apparently regarded with some desire by both the title character Gilligan (Bob Denver) and The Professor (Russell Johnson), but this is never allowed to develop into anything beyond mild flirtation. In addition, her practical domestic skills make her an indispensable member of the group.

She was traveling alone on the "three-hour tour" that was lost at sea, and was in her late teens to early twenties -- an age which she pigeon-holes in the episode "V for Vitamins" when she says, "Women and children first, so I get two votes."

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