Princess Margaret auction makes a profit

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- It was clear early on that the auction of Princess Margaret's effects would make more than its estimated $5.5 million and it, in fact, tripled that figure.

Princess Margaret's jewels being auctioned

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- The late Princess Margaret's jewels are expected to bring in 3 million pounds ($5.5 million) at a London auction, it was reported Tuesday.

Princess Margaret's jewels to be auctioned

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- More than 90 pieces of jewelry that belonged to the late Princess Margaret will be auctioned off in London to help pay her son's inheritance tax.

Princess Margaret portrayal sparks furor

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A controversial drama is set to air on Britain's Channel Four that portrays Princess Margaret as a promiscuous drug-user and alcoholic.

Toronto cancer clinic to open next month

TORONTO, July 14 (UPI) -- Toronto-area cancer patients will soon have access through a private clinic to expensive drugs that the public health system in Ontario is not funding.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Operatic tenor literally brings house down ... British poet wrestles with rhyming Camilla ... Fake money goes long way in Norway ... Scots question cost of NYC kilt-fest ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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British poet wrestles with rhyming Camilla

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Britain's poet laureate, Andrew Motion, is in a royal wedding dilemma trying to craft a commemorative poem with a non-offensive rhyme for Camilla.

Killer bacteria shows up in Toronto

TORONTO, March 25 (UPI) -- Doctors in Toronto report they have been battling the same strain of bacteria blamed for the deaths of more than 100 people in Quebec.

Question raised about wedding plan

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A British legal expert says emergency legislation may be needed to legalize the civil marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Comedy film star Virginia Mayo dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Beautiful blonde comedic actress and former vaudevillian Virginia Mayo has died in Los Angeles. She was 84.

Gene therapy promising for Fabry disease

TORONTO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- University of Toronto researchers have developed a gene therapy that shows promise for early and sustained correction of Fabry disease.

'What Not To Wear' hosts need help too

LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- British style gurus Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, who like to tell people what not to wear, need style help, said Good Housekeeping.

Cecil Beaton photographs go on display

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- More than 150 photographs by Sir Cecil Beaton are on display at England's National Portrait Gallery marking the centennial of the famous photographer's birth.

Documents on Princess Margaret released

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Britain's Princess Margaret would have kept her royal title had she married divorcee Peter Townsend, according to government documents.

Breast cancer drug combo cuts recurrence

TORONTO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An important new study suggests women can slash their risk in half of suffering a return bout of breast cancer if they take the drug letrozole after completing five years of therapy with tamoxifen, the current standard therapy.
ED SUSMAN, UPI Science News

SARS scare averted in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Health officials said Tuesday a 34-year-old woman at the center of a SARS alert in Hong Kong is not infected with the disease, ChannelNewsAsia reported.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2003 with 132 to follow.
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GeneAlert ... from UPI

New findings suggest obesity can be combatted with gene therapy, a link between genes and depression is found, and other genetic research news.
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Today in Music: a look badck at pop music

Today's birthdays include Al Jolson, who was born in 1886; trumpeter Ziggy Elman in 1914; Peggy Lee in 1920; Miles Davis in 1926; Band drummer Levon Helm in 1943 (age 60); Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist for Mott the Hoople, in 1944 (age 59); the Guess
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

UPI's weekly Today in Music package for May 24-30.
By United Press International


It goes without saying, 2002 was not the easiest, emotionally, for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. She lost her much-loved mother, the Queen Mum, and her sister Princess Margaret during the past 12 months. On the positive side, she celebrated her Golden Jub
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include actor/singer Tommy Steele, who was born in 1936 (age 66); Art Neville, one of the Neville Brothers, in 1937 (age 65); the late Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations was born in 1939; the late Paul Butterfield was born in 1942; Raspb
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
By United Press International

1930s fashions inspires exhibit

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The fashions of Paris-based society hedonists who danced with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to the brink of World War II are the subject of a fascinating exhi

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Al Jolsen, who was born in 1886; Peggy Lee in 1920 (age 81); Miles Davis in 1926; Band drummer Levon Helm in 1943 (age 58); Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist for Mott the Hoople, in 1944 (age 57); the Guess Who's drummer Gerry P
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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