UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
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Texana Hollis, evicted at 101, dies at 103 in Detroit

DETROIT, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Texana Hollis, who made headlines when she was evicted from her longtime home in Detroit at the age of 101, has died. She was 103.

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Literary figure Kathi Goldmark dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. author and country-rock singer Kathi Kamen Goldmark died in San Francisco after a long battle with breast cancer, friends and family said. She was 63.

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Evicted 101-year-old to return to her home

DETROIT, March 15 (UPI) -- An elderly Detroit woman will be returning to the home she was evicted from last year, after volunteers finish rehabilitating the house, officials said.

Author Mitch Albom gets Web series

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Borders says its "Mitch Albom Live" Web series, starring best-selling U.S. author Mitch Albom, is up and running.

Imperioli, Burstyn to star in Albom movie

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn have signed on to star in a small-screen adaptation of Mitch Albom's book, "For One More Day."

Koppell picks Albom for final 'Nightline'

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- ABC's "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel will have a low-key final show with Detroit sportswriter and author Mitch Albom as his guest.

Mitch Albom resumes writing sports column

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Noted Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, suspended without pay for describing something that did not happen, is going back to work.

Albom criticized after fabrication

DETROIT, April 11 (UPI) -- Detroit Free Press sports columnist Mitch Albom is facing criticism for an article that contained false information.

ABC begins producton on 'Five People'

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- ABC has started production on "Five People You Meet In Heaven," with a cast of veteran actors bringing Mitch Albom's bestseller to the small screen.

Mitchel David "Mitch" Albom (born May 23, 1958) is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for his sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known now for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays and films. He is also well-known for his philanthropic work in Detroit, Michigan where he founded four charities.

Albom was born in Passaic, New Jersey and briefly lived in Buffalo, New York before moving back to Haddon Township, New Jersey as a child, where he attended a synagogue led by Rabbi Albert L. Lewis, the subject of his book, Have a Little Faith. After attending high schools in Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, including Akiba Hebrew Academy in Lower Merion, Albom went on to Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Pursuing his dream to become a musician, he worked after graduation for several years in nightclubs in the US and Europe. He discovered an aptitude for writing and eventually returned to graduate school, earning a Master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, followed by an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

In 1995, he married Janine Sabino. They live in suburban Detroit, Michigan. They currently have no children.

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