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Today is Saturday, April 8, the 98th day of 2006 with 267 to follow.
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NFL: Minnesota 34, Chicago 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings trounced the Chicago Bears, 34-10.

NFL: Pittsburgh 18, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Roethlisberger passed for 149 yards and ran for a score as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 18-3, at the Metrodome.

NFL: Minnesota 27, St. Louis 13

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings' defense made five interceptions Sunday in a 27-13 win over the St. Louis Rams.

NFL: Minnesota 21, Detroit 16

DETROIT, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson completed 17 of 23 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns Sunday to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 21-16 victory over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Minnesota 27, Detroit 14

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson tossed two touchdown passes Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings beat Detroit, 27-14.

NFL: Cincinnati 37, Minnesota 8

CINCINNATI, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Carson Palmer threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Cincinnati Bengals in a 37-8 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL suspends Onterrio Smith for 2005

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- The National Football League suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith Tuesday for the 2005 season for a violation of its substance abuse policy.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 8, the 98th day of 2005 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

Onterrio Smith to begin 4-game suspension

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith will miss the next four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Vikings' running back may miss opener

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Minnesota Vikings starting running back Michael Bennett is questionable for the team's season opener against Dallas on Sept. 12.

Choreographer June Taylor dies in Miami

MIAMI, May 18 (UPI) -- June Taylor Lerner, creator of the June Taylor Dancers of the Jackie Gleason Show in the 1950s and 1960s, has died in Miami at the age of 86.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 8, the 99th day of 2004 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

Vikings activate Michael Bennett

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings have activated Pro Bowl running back Michael Bennett from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Vikings put Bennet on PUP list

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Against their better wishes, the Minnesota Vikings have placed running back Michael Bennett on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.
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Michael Bennett
PIT2002082901 - PITTSBURGH, Penn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers Rodney Bailey (94) chases down Minnasota Vikings Daunte Culpepper (11) during the first quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on August 29,2002. Also on the play was Minasota's Michael Bennett. mk/smg/Stephen Gross UPI

Michael Bennett (April 8, 1943 – July 2, 1987) was an American musical theater director, writer, choreographer, and dancer. He won seven Tony Awards for his choreography and direction of Broadway shows and was nominated for an additional eleven.

Bennett choreographed Promises, Promises, Follies and Company. In 1976, he won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and the Tony Award for Best Choreography for the Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon A Chorus Line. Bennett, under the aegis of producer Joseph Papp, created A Chorus Line based on a precedent-setting workshop process which he pioneered. He also directed and co-choreographed Dreamgirls with Michael Peters.

Bennett was born Michael Bennett DiFiglia in Buffalo, New York, the son of Helen (Ternoff), a secretary, and Salvatore Joseph DiFiglia, a factory worker. His father was Roman Catholic and his mother was Jewish. he studied dance and choreography in his teens and staged a number of shows in his local high school before dropping out to accept the role of Baby John in the US and European tours of West Side Story.

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