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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
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21st Century gymnasts impress Retton

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- Mary Lou Retton says today's gymnasts are doing moves well beyond the ones she did when she dazzled the world at the 1984 Olympics.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2006 with 341 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2005 with 341 to follow.
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Bush camp touts endorsements

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Two-dozen Olympic and professional athletes have endorsed U.S. President George Bush's re-election, the Bush campaign said Thursday.

Patterson creates all-around sweep for USA

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Carly Patterson capped the greatest two days in United States gymnastics history Thursday night by winning the Olympic all-around title.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2004 with 342 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2003 with 341 to follow.
By United Press International

Living Today: Issues of modern living

An expert panel recommends the creation of a high-technology national warning system that would alert the public to emergencies, including terrorist attacks and other crises.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2002 with 341 to follow.
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Mary Lou Retton
Olympic gymnasts Kerri Strug (l) and Mary Lou Retton (c) along with Kit Hoover (r), hostess of ESPN's "Cold Pizza" program respond to the audience request to determine who is the tallest of the three. Strug and Retton attended the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ESPN held at the Disney - MGM Studios on July 31, 2004 in Orlando, Florida...(UPI Photo Marino / Cantrell)
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Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is an Italian-American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist. She was the first female gymnast from outside Eastern Europe to win the Olympic all-around title.

Retton was born in Fairmont, West Virginia of Italian heritage (her family's original surname was "Rotunda"). Her father, Ronnie, operated a coal-industry transportation equipment business. She attended Fairmont Senior High School, but did not graduate. She competed in the Olympic games during her sophomore year.

Retton lived in Houston, Texas until 2009, when her family returned to West Virginia. She is married to former Houston real estate developer Shannon Kelley, who now works for the Fairmont State University athletic department. Together they have four daughters: Shayla Rae Kelley (born 1995), McKenna Lane Kelley (born 1997), Skyla Brae Kelley (born 2000), and Emma Jean Kelley (born 2002).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mary Lou Retton."
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