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'CHICAGO' TEAM READY TO CUT LOOSE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2002 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Watercooler Stories

HOLIDAY INN CELEBRATING 50TH
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

CBS led the field when the Family Friendly Programming Forum -- which includes more than 40 national advertisers that promote family TV viewing -- presented its 4th Annual Family Television Awards in Beverly Hills.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Advertisers honor 'family-friendly' shows

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- CBS led the field when the Family Friendly Programming Forum, a group of more than 40 national advertisers that promotes family TV viewing, presented its 4th An

The almanac

Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2002 with 190 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The Berlin Airlift began on this date in 1948. The Soviet Union, challenging the West's right to access to Berlin, blockaded the western zones of the divided German city. The West had to airlift supplies to the 2 million people living there. The Berlin Ai
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

This is the UPI Blast from the Past advance package, June 24 through June 30, 2002.
By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

For content questions, call 202-898-8291
By United Press International

'Gore-o-rama A-go-go!'

PORTLAND, Ore., May 2 (UPI) -- The first Gore-o-rama A-go-go! film festival and weirdbeard performance art hoedown last weekend has restored my faith in the future of American sleaze.
JOE BOB BRIGGS, Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, Texas

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The annual Academy Awards madness is over again and the show-within-a-show winner for most undressed actress this year was ... The envelope please.
VERNON SCOTT, UPI Hollywood Reporter

VideoView - UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene ...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

TO REBUILD OR NOT?
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

TO REBUILD OR NOT?
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

TO REBUILD OR NOT?
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Raquel Welch
WAP2002050602 - WASHINGTON, May 6, 2002 (UPI) - Actress Raquel Welch speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on May 6, 2002, about her career and her latest acting endeavor with PBS called, "American Family." The show is about a Latino family living in East Los Angeles in the present time. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI
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Raquel Welch (born September 5, 1940) is an American actress, author and sex symbol.

Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, the older sister to brother James and sister Gayle. She is the daughter of Josephine Sarah (née Hall) with American ancestry dating back to John Quincy Adams and the Mayflower, and Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, a Bolivian of Spanish descent. Her father (1911–1976), an aeronautical engineer, emigrated from La Paz, Bolivia at age 17; her mother (1909–2000) was American, the daughter of architect Emery Stanford Hall and wife Clara Louise Adams. Raquel was raised in the Presbyterian religion and continues to go to church every Sunday. As a little girl, she wanted to be a performer. Her first love and ambition was ballet and took it since the age of seven until she was seventeen. She gave it up after her instructor told her that she didn't have the proper body. Raquel changed her family name to that of her first husband, James Welch, in 1959. While a student at La Jolla High School in 1958, she won the Fairest of the Fair beauty pageant at the San Diego County Fair.

In 1959, Welch played the title role in The Ramona Pageant, a yearly outdoor play at Hemet, California, which is based on the novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson and Bob Biloe.

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