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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
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Fleming, Flowers hurt in motorcade crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic champions Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers were injured Sunday when a van in Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade crashed, a Biden spokesman said.
Chicago to perform on skating special

Chicago to perform on skating special

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. rock band Chicago is to be the musical guest on the upcoming TV special "Musselman's Applesauce presents Brian Boitano Skating Special."

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 27, 2008.
By United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Dutch politicians consider new island ... Political battle turns physical for pair ... Survey: Chicago most caffeinated U.S. city ... Church phone a hotline to sex, not heaven ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Survey: Chicago most caffeinated U.S. city

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A recent survey of the most caffeinated cities in the United States found that residents of Chicago indulge in the stimulant the most.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, July 27, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2006 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

Tony Danza named sexiest grandparent

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Tony Danza has been named the 2006 Sexiest Celebrity Grandparent by readers and editors of Grand Magazine, it was announced Friday.

Yahoo! to start health blog

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Yahoo! launched Monday a health blog site to cover an array of topics including nutrition, allergies, yoga, sex and depression.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2005 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2004 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2003 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 27, the 208th day of 2002 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International
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Peggy Fleming
NYP2002102168 - NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Peggy Fleming poses for pictures at the Women's Sports Foundation's Annual Gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on October 21, 2002. .mk/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Peggy Gail Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion (1966–1968). Fleming has been a television commentator on figure skating for over 20 years, including several Winter Olympic Games.

Fleming was born in San Jose, California, the daughter of Doris Elizabeth (née Deal) and Albert Eugene Fleming, a newspaper journalist. She began skating at age nine when her family moved to Cleveland and soon began skating in earnest on the advice of her father. In 1961, when Fleming was twelve years old, her coach William Kipp was killed in the crash of Sabena Flight 548 along with the rest of the United States figure skating team while on route to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships. Fleming was subsequently coached by Carlo Fassi. Her unusual style led to five U.S. titles, three World titles and the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. Her award in Grenoble was singularly important for the American athletes and the nation as a whole, for this was the only gold medal that the U.S. Olympic team won in the 1968 Winter Games. It signaled a return to American dominance in the sport of women's figure skating following the unprecedented tragedy of the 1961 plane crash.

Within six months, she starred in the first of five television specials. For several years she toured the U.S. as a special guest star in the Ice Follies ice show, cheered on by huge crowds of admirers at certain large cities along the show's tour route. One of the memorable highlights during her ice shows was a solo skate in blue light to the music of "Ave Maria." Peggy Fleming has skated for four U.S. presidents and was a featured performer at the 1986 rededication of the Statue of Liberty. She has been a commentator on figure skating for ABC Sports for over 20 years, as well as a spokesperson for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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