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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2005 with 45 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005 with 309 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2004 with 45 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2004 with 310 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2003 with 45 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2003 with 309 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

This is the anniversary of the Hebron massacre. On this date in 1994, 29 Muslim worshippers were killed and three more trampled to death when an American-born Jewish settler opened fire with an automatic rifle inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Feb. 24-March 2.
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Feature: Adding 'flavor' to figure skating

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Champion skater Rory Flack Burghart isn't out to revolutionize figure skating, but she is working on adding "a little bit more flavor to it," as more and more blacks skaters join her on the ice.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Oksana Baiul
Ice skater Oksana Baiul poses with Spongebob Squarepants wax figure after it is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York on July 15, 2009. Spongebob Squarepants is the first animated character to receive a figure made entirely of wax by Madame Tussauds. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Oksana Serhiyivna Baiul (Ukrainian: Оксана Сергіївна Баюл) (born 16 November 1977) is a Ukrainian professional figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic Champion.

Baiul was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR. Her parents divorced when she was two years old and she was raised by her mother, Marina. Marina died of ovarian cancer when Oksana was thirteen; Oksana had already lost her maternal grandparents and had no other relatives. Her coach looked after her for a while, but when he emigrated to Canada, she was on her own and sleeping on a cot at her hometown ice rink. She was eventually taken in by Galina Zmievskaya, the top-ranked figure-skating coach in Odessa, sharing a small bedroom in her new mentor's crowded three-room apartment with one of the woman's own daughters. Zmievskaya's pupil and son-in-law, Olympic figure-skating champion Viktor Petrenko, helped cover Baiul's expenses.

Baiul won the 1993 World Figure Skating Championship in her first senior competitive season at the age of 15. She then won the gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, defeating Nancy Kerrigan of the United States. Baiul had nearly missed competing in the free skate altogether, having been injured after a collision with Tanja Szewczenko of Germany during a warm-up session following the ladies' short program. She received two Olympic-approved pain-killing injections of anesthetics in her lower back and shoulder which enabled her to perform and complete her free skate.

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