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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 15, 2012.
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New Mexico Senate seat goes to Dem Udall

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., was declared the winner over Republican Steve Pearce Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, June 15, 2007.

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Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2006 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2005 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2004 with 199 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2003 with 199 to follow.
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Analysis: Democrats 2004, an early line

Although President Bush soared to approval rating approaching 70 percent after the military victory in Iraq, there is no shortage of Democrats who would love to
PATRICK REDDY

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Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2002 with 199 to follow.
By United Press International
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Morris Udall
While campaigning in Milwaukee, Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter holds up an edition of the Milwaukee Sentinel, which declared Rep. Morris Udall the winner of the Wisconsin Primary. As the returns came in, however, Carter caught up and eventually beat Udall, albeit by a slim margin. The headline also said that Gerald Ford easily beat Ronald Reagan. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Morris King "Mo" Udall (June 15, 1922 – December 12, 1998) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Arizona from May 2, 1961 to May 4, 1991. A former professional basketball player with the old National Basketball League Denver Nuggets, noted for his liberal views, Mo Udall was a tall (6'5"), Lincolnesque figure with a self-deprecating wit and easy manner. Because of his wit, columnist James J. Kilpatrick deemed him "too funny to be president", which also ended up being the title of his autobiography in the 1980s. Udall earned a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1949. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mo Udall was born in St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, a son of Levi Stewart Udall. He lost his right eye to a friend's pocket knife at the age of 6, while the two were attempting to cut some string, and wore a glass eye for the rest of his life. He attempted to enlist in the Army early in World War II, and almost succeeded, by covering his glass eye each time he was told to alternate during the eye exam. After he was medically cleared, another potential enlistee complained that he had been medically rejected for flat feet, while Udall had been cleared with a blind eye. This caused the examiners to retest Udall under closer scrutiny, and he was rejected. Later, medical standards changed and Udall served in the Army until the end of the war.

Later, Udall attended the University of Arizona, where he was a star basketball player and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He played for the Denver Nuggets for one year following graduation as well as attending the University of Denver school of law, and then returned to the University of Arizona for law school, where he graduated in 1949.

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