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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News

Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans ... Man holds sign seeking kidney donor ... Police: Robbers foiled by cash register ... Hundreds of gallons of soda frozen to road ... UPI Quirks in the News.
Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans

Romney portrait joins gallery of also-rans

NORTON, Kan., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A portrait of Republican Mitt Romney, the 2012 U.S. runner-up, joined those of 59 other presidential election also-rans Tuesday at a gallery in a Kansas bank.

'What It Takes' writer Cramer dies

CHESTERTOWN, Md., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Richard Cramer, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the political tome "What It Takes" has died of lung cancer, his daughter said. He was 62.
Frank wants temp job: Kerry's replacement

Frank wants temp job: Kerry's replacement

BOSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said Friday he wants to serve as interim replacement for Sen. John Kerry, who has been nominated Secretary of State.
Anniversaries in the year ahead

Anniversaries in the year ahead

We look forward to 2013 with resolutions, hopes and clean calendars, but we'll be looking back as well. A new year is always an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of something, and plenty of remembrances are upcoming.
ED ADAMCZYK, United Press International

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Dukakis likely interim successor to Kerry

Dukakis likely interim successor to Kerry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis could be the interim successor to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., if Kerry is tapped for secretary of state, insiders said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.
By United Press International
Santorum: I voted for bills I didn't back

Santorum: I voted for bills I didn't back

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Rick Santorum told his GOP U.S. presidential rivals he voted for No Child Left Behind, a bill he didn't like, because "sometimes you take one for the team."
Multiple circular firing squads

Multiple circular firing squads

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- “Ready, aim, fire” not “ready, fire, aim” is the order of the day!
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Romney says 'firing' remark misinterpreted

Romney says 'firing' remark misinterpreted

HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney tried to mitigate damage Monday from a comment about liking to "fire people," saying the comment was taken out of context, which he expected.
Casino gambling legalized in Massachusetts

Casino gambling legalized in Massachusetts

BOSTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill making casino gambling legal in the state.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
By United Press International
Parolee could become Romney's Horton

Parolee could become Romney's Horton

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The parole of a jewel thief killed in a shootout that left a police officer dead could be Mitt Romney's albatross in a U.S. presidential run, observers say.
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (L) chats with Kitty Dukakis, wife of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis during the dedication of a park in Cambridge in honor of the late president on May 29, 1987. (UPI Photo/Gene Willman/Files)
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Michael Stanley Dukakis (pronounced /dʉˈkɑːkɨs/; born November 3, 1933) served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts from 1975–1979 and from 1983–1991, and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. He was born to Greek immigrants of partly Vlach origin in Brookline, Massachusetts, also the birthplace of John F. Kennedy, and was the longest serving governor in Massachusetts history. He was the second Greek American governor in U.S. history after Spiro Agnew.

Dukakis's father Panos (1896–1979) was a Greek from Adramytio, in Asia Minor, who settled in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1912, and graduated from Harvard Medical School twelve years later, subsequently working as an obstetrician. His mother Euterpe (née Boukis) (1903–2003) was a Greek immigrant from Larissa; she and her family emigrated to Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1913. She was a graduate of Bates College.

Dukakis attended Brookline High School in his hometown. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955, served in the U.S. Army 1955–1957, stationed in Korea, and then received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1960. Dukakis is also an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

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