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N.I. law would block ex-paramilitaries from being ministerial aides

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 4 (UPI) -- The Northern Ireland Legislature Monday passed a law that would bar some former paramilitaries from serving as special advisers to provincial ministers.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
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Rock photographer Barry Feinstein has died

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Rock music photographer Barry Feinstein, who shot iconic album covers for musicians such as Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin, has died in Kingston, N.Y.
Folk singer Mary Travers dead at 72

Folk singer Mary Travers dead at 72

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Folk singer Mary Travers has died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut following complications from leukemia treatment, her representative said. She was 72.

Folk singer Travers meets marrow donor

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Peter, Paul and Mary singer Mary Travers met her Michigan bone marrow donor, a year after the transplant that saved her from dying of leukemia.

Mary Travers much better after cancer bout

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Mary Travers will join Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey for their annual New York holiday concert, seven months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

Travers expects leukemia recovery

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary is undergoing treatment for leukemia but expects a full recovery, E! Online reported.

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2002 with 54 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include jazz trumpeter Al Hirt, who was born in 1922; Mary Travers of Peter Paul and Mary in 1937 (age 65); Dee Clark in 1938; Johnny Rivers in 1942 (age 60); Joni Mitchell in 1943 (age 59); and Nick Gilder in 1951 (age 51).
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2001 with 54 to follow.
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
Mary Travers
Mary Travers, shown in 2006 file photo, died at the age of 72 in a Danbury, Connecticut hospital of leukemia on September 17, 2009. Travers was a member of the popular 1960's folk group 'Peter, Paul and Mary'. UPI/Ezio Petersen/Files

Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk, pop group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. Unlike most folk musicians who were a part of the early 1960s Greenwich Village music scene, Travers actually grew up in that New York neighborhood.

She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Robert Travers and Virginia Coigney, both of whom were journalists and were active organizers for The Newspaper Guild, a trade union. In 1938, the family moved to Greenwich Village in New York City. She attended the Little Red School House there, but left in the eleventh grade to pursue her singing career.

While in high school, she joined The Song Swappers, which sang backup for Pete Seeger when Folkways Records reissued a union song collection, Talking Union, in 1955. The Song Swappers recorded a total of four albums for Folkways in 1955, all with Seeger. Travers regarded her singing as a hobby and was shy about it, but was encouraged by fellow musicians. Travers also was in the cast of the Broadway-theatre show, The Next President.

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