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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 23, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 23, 2012.
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Mayoral runoff likely in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The mayoral race in Atlanta appeared headed for a runoff late Tuesday with Councilwoman Mary Norwood leading with almost half the vote.
Detroit mayor dragged into sludge probe

Detroit mayor dragged into sludge probe

DETROIT, July 3 (UPI) -- An FBI investigation of Detroit's contracting practices may be moving closer to embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, sources told the Detroit News.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 23, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, March 23, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2006 with 283 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2005 with 283 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2004 with 283 to follow.
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Atlanta remembers former mayor

ATLANTA, June 28 (UPI) -- America's top political and corporate leaders joined 5,000 mourners Saturday to say final goodbyes to Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first black mayor.

Mayors honor the late Maynard Jackson

ATLANTA, June 26 (UPI) -- A delegation of U.S. mayors will be in Atlanta Friday and Saturday to honor and pay respects to the late former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.

Former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson dies

ATLANTA, June 23 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, who served 12 years as the city's first black chief executive, died Sunday night in Washington. He was 65.

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Today is Sunday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2003 with 283 to follow.
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UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 19, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
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Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. He served three terms, two consecutive terms from 1974 until 1982 and a third term from 1990 to 1994. He became the first African-American mayor of Atlanta in the same week that Coleman Young became the first African-American mayor of Detroit.

Jackson's grandfather was the civil rights leader John Wesley Dobbs. His mother, Irene Dobbs Jackson, was a Professor of French at Spelman College in Atlanta. Jackson himself graduated from Morehouse College in 1956 when he was only eighteen years old, where he sang in the Morehouse College Glee Club. After attending the Boston University Law School for a short time, he held several jobs, including selling encyclopedias, before he decided to attend the North Carolina Central University Law School, from which he graduated in 1964. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity that was established for Black Americans.

Jackson married his first wife, Burnella "Bunnie" Burke, in 1965. This couple had three children, Elizabeth, Brooke, and Maynard III, before divorcing. He married Valerie Richardson in 1980, with whom he fathered two more children, Valerie and Alexandra. Valerie Jackson hosts "Between the Lines" each weekend on the WABE-FM radio stadion, the Atlanta Public Broadcasting station.

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