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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2003 with 67 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
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UPI Farming Today

UPI Farming Today -- Tuesday, March 4, 2003
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

Minnesota's Barkley will not resign early

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- When he was appointed Minnesota's interim senator last November to complete the term of the late Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, Independent Dean Barkley said h

NTSB focusing on icing in Wellstone crash

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday it will take a closer look at weather conditions at the time the twin-engine King Air carrying Sen. Paul W

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 19, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

Dems wage final Homeland Bill battle

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- As a bill to create a new Homeland Security Department inched closer to congressional approval Friday, Senate Democrats made a last-ditch effort to remove a han
SHARON OTTERMAN

Senate votes to break Homeland deadlock

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Senate Wednesday effectively broke a deadlock that held up the creation of a Homeland Security Department for months, clearing the way for a quick final vote. Senators voted 50-47, largely along party lines, to set aside the original Democratic versio
SHARON OTTERMAN

Bush pushes Senate on homeland security

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to approve his homeland security proposal as he visited the District of Columbia Police Department's o
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Bush meets with Minnesota lawmaker

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) --

Integrity of passion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate is likely to be a less interesting place next year. There will still be many debates and the ever-present partisan tugs-of-war, but an important
PAUL M. WEYRICH, A UPI Outside view commentary

The integrity of passion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate is likely to be a less interesting place next year. There will still be many debates and the ever-present partisan tugs-of-war, but an important element that makes politics not only interesting but worthwhile is likely to be in short suppl
PAUL WEYRICH, A UPI Outside View Commentary

Coleman wants Sen. Barkley to step aside

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen.-elect Norman Coleman is asking interim Sen. Dean Barkley to step aside and allow the Republican to be sworn in as Minnesota's junior senator.

Coleman wants Sen. Barkley to step aside

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen.-elect Norman Coleman is asking interim Sen. Dean Barkley to step aside and allow the Republican to be sworn in as Minnesota's junior senator. Gov. Jes
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Paul Wellstone
WAP2002102597-WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI)--Sen. Paul David Wellstone (D-MN) was killed, along with his wife and daughter, in a plane crash in Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2002. He is seen here speaking on campaign finance reform during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 20, 2001. jg/rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was a two-term U.S. Senator from the state of Minnesota and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which is affiliated with the national Democratic Party. Before being elected to the Senate in 1990, he was a professor of political science at Carleton College. Wellstone was a progressive and a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party. He served in the Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash on 25 October 2002, 11 days before the US senate election in which he was running for a third term. His wife, Sheila, and daughter, Marcia, also died in the crash. They had two other grown children, David and Mark, who now co-chair the Wellstone Action nonprofit group.

Wellstone was born in Washington D.C. to Ukrainian-Jewish immigrants, Leon and Minnie Wellstone, and raised in Arlington, Virginia. Originally, his family name was Wexelstein, but his father changed the name to Wellstone in the 1930s when he encountered virulent anti-semitism. He attended Yorktown High School in Arlington. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) on a wrestling scholarship, graduating with a degree in political science in three years and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was an undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference champion in wrestling.

Wellstone married in 1963. In 1965 he earned his B.A. in Political Science; William Keech and Joel Schwartz served as his thesis advisers. Four years later he was awarded a Ph.D. in Political Science. Wellstone's 1969 doctoral dissertation at UNC was "Black Militants in the Ghetto: Why They Believe in Violence." Upon earning his Ph.D., Wellstone accepted a job as a Professor of Political Science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he taught until his election to the Senate in 1990.

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