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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 8, 2013.
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Six Boston College students, one a Rockefeller, accused of vandalism

BRIGHTON, Mass., April 11 (UPI) -- Six Boston College seniors, including a member of the Rockefeller family, were arraigned on charges of vandalizing a residence in March, prosecutors said.
Jay Rockefeller to retire from Senate

Jay Rockefeller to retire from Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Jay Rockefeller, who arrived in West Virginia almost 50 years ago as a VISTA volunteer, announced Friday he will not run for a sixth term in the U.S. Senate.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2007.

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Today is Saturday, July 8, the 189th day of 2006 with 176 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Dems eye House seats in Northeast

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Democrats eager to take back Congress believe they have a target-rich environment in the Northeastern states from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire.

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Today is Friday, July 8, the 189th day of 2005 with 176 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 8, the 190th day of 2004 with 176 to follow.
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New state taxes bloom with July's start

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- The first day of July marks a new fiscal year for 46 U.S. states, with some new taxes coming into effect and lots of spending planned, USA Today said Thursday.

Analysis: Budgeting without the brakes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday contained one notable omission. It failed to propose any credible plan whereby the federal budget
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

History (etc.) still inhabits Tarrytown

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- One of our hallowed Fourth of July traditions is to go clomping around historic sites being reminded of things we should have remembered from freshman survey, t
JOHN BLOOM

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Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2003 with 176 to follow.
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Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974-1977), serving under President Gerald Ford, and the 49th Governor of New York (1959-1973), as well as serving the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations in a variety of positions. He was also a noted businessman, art collector, and philanthropist.

Rockefeller, a Republican, was relatively liberal and his views were often generally close to those of the opposing Democratic Party. In his time, moderates in Republican party were called "Rockefeller Republicans". As Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973 his achievements included the expansion of the State University of New York, efforts to protect the environment, the building of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, increased facilities and personnel for medical care, and creation of the New York State Council on the Arts. After unsuccessfully seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968, he served as Vice President (under the 25th Amendment) from 1974 to 1977 under President Gerald R. Ford, but did not join the 1976 Republican national ticket with President Ford, marking his retirement from politics.

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