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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
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Should Mary Queen of Scots be returned?

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Mary Queen of Scots may have been rejected by her subjects while she was alive but now a member of the Scottish parliament wants her body returned.

Johansson talks about two 'Mary' roles

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson admits she's still working out how her character in "The Other Boleyn Girl" relates to her part in "Mary Queen of Scots."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2008.
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Noyce to direct 'Mary Queen of Scots'

Noyce to direct 'Mary Queen of Scots'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce has been tapped to direct the period epic "Mary Queen of Scots," starring Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.
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Stay in a Scottish mansion for 15 grand

HADDINGTON, Scotland, July 19 (UPI) -- Well-heeled visitors to Scotland can have the ultimate sleeping experience -- spending the night in a bed once used by Mary, Queen of Scots.

Queen opens Scottish Parliament

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 30 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II presided at the opening Saturday in Edinburgh of the first Scottish Parliament in a government from the Scottish National Party.

Queen's ring survives on only canvas

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Four watercolors going on exhibit in London this week are all that remain of a gold and enamel ring that once graced the hand of Mary, Queen of Scots. The paintings are part of a Society of Antiquaries exhibition at the British Antique Dealers' Associatio

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.
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Busy Johansson to join royalty for 'Scots'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson has added yet another Hollywood production to her busy schedule by agreeing to portray the lead royalty in the film "Mary Queen of Scots."

Oldest soccer ball to visit World Cup

STIRLING, Scotland, April 26 (UPI) -- The oldest known soccer ball in the world will leave its museum home in Scotland to be part of a display on the game's history at the World Cup in Germany.

Blanchett again steps into queenly role

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett is preparing to start shooting her second go-round as Britain's Virgin Queen in a sequel to her 1989 film, "Elizabeth."

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2006 with 326 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2005 with 23 to follow.
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Watercooler Stories

Chicago sniffs out dog license scofflaws... Doughnut tower a world record attempt... Son of prominent Texans sues mom... Woman brings down charity thief... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Son of prominent Texans sues mom

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The son of one of Texas's best-known lawyers has sued his mother, demanding an accounting of his parents' art collection. Elton Hyder III said that he is not challenging his father's will, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. But he said that in the 10

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

'Burning Man' ready for festival ... Sea wall plan angers beach lovers ... Scottish MPs divide on parliament grass ... Eucalyptus oil may be as effective as DEET ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Sea wall plan angers beach lovers

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 4 (UPI) -- History lovers in Edinburgh are wary of plans to build a sea wall along a beach that has served as an invasion point.
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