Comedian David Brenner dies at 78

Comedian David Brenner dies at 78

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Philadelphia-born comedian David Brenner died after struggling with cancer, his publicist said. Brenner was 78.
Richard Lewis joins cast of Peter Bogdanovich's next film

Richard Lewis joins cast of Peter Bogdanovich's next film

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Richard Lewis said he has joined the cast of "Squirrels to the Nuts," a film being directed by Peter Bogdanovich in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 29, 2013.
By United Press International

Santa Monica rampage suspect had mental illness history

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- The gunman in a Santa Monica, Calif., shooting that left five dead has been identified as John Zawahri, in his 20s, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

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Book returned to library after 50 years ... Tampons by subscription ease period pain ... Harrods ejects women in traditional dress ... Couple in boat didn't know it was stolen ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Book returned to library after 50 years

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 7 (UPI) -- A Scottish man was spared a $4,067 fine when he returned a library book overdue for 50 years during an amnesty period.

Josh Brolin arrested New Year's Day

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Josh Brolin, who stars in the movie "The Gangster Squad," found himself in police custody New Year's Day on a public intoxication charge, police say.

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Police took joy ride, suspect claims ... Couple travel by horse to Packers opener ... Obama sand sculpture survives rain ... Minn. dolphins headed to new zoo homes ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Police took joy ride, suspect claims

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A fraud suspect in New York City claims police took his Mercedes-Benz convertible on a joyride and damaged it while he was in jail.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 29, 2012.
By United Press International

Former Pa. House speaker gets prison

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21 (UPI) -- A former speaker of the Pennsylvania House was ordered Wednesday to report to prison next month to begin a term of at least 30 months.
Encore to air Jerry Lewis documentary

Encore to air Jerry Lewis documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Encore says it is working on a feature-length documentary celebrating the life and career of comedy icon Jerry Lewis.

Texas man sets record for golf rounds

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas man says he has attained his goal of setting a world record by playing 600 rounds of golf in one year.

Kidnap-torture jury selection under way

OAKLAND, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- Jurors are being seated to hear the case of an Oakland, Calif., man charged with the kidnap and torture of two women over money for a bakery, documents show.

Dennis Miller named TCM guest programmer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and commentator Dennis Miller has agreed to serve as a Turner Classic Movies guest programmer this fall, the U.S. network said.

4 in Black Muslim group to stand trial

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Four members of a controversial Muslim group in Oakland, Calif., should be tried on charges of kidnapping and torturing two women last year, a judge has ruled.

Charity recognizes Marsden for support

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Film star James Marsden is to be one of the honorees at the upcoming Tourette Syndrome Association's awards dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Milwaukee loses lead paint suit

MILWAUKEE, June 23 (UPI) -- Milwaukee lost its bid to collect millions of dollars from a manufacturer of lead paint pigment when a jury found Friday that NL Industries was not negligent.

Welsh clinic posts health tips on YouTube

BUILTH WELLS, Wales, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Web site YouTube.com, known for spoofing, violent and off-the-wall videos, also is home to a series of health education films posted by a Welsh clinic.

Comic Lewis gets the credit 'from hell'

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Comedian Richard Lewis has been credited with coining the familiar phrase "the (fill in the blank) from hell" in the authoritative "Yale Book of Quotations."

Overtime dispute draws doctors

CARDIFF, Wales, March 17 (UPI) -- The British Medical Association passed a no confidence vote against the Welsh government for nonpayment of overtime wages to health consultants.

NBA: Seattle 97, Houston 80

HOUSTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Richard Lewis shook off a flagrant foul and scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter Sunday to lift Seattle to a 97-80 victory over Houston.

HBO sets date for 'Enthusiam'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- HBO announced Friday that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will begin its fourth season on Jan. 4, following the final season premiere of "Sex and the City."

Hollywood Digest

The new Eddie Murphy comedy "Daddy Day Care" is the only major new release at the U.S. box office this weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Atlanta (ss) 6, Cleveland 5

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Richard Lewis and Mike Hessman doubled in the seventh inning to produce the go-ahead run Friday and give a split squad of Atlanta Braves a sloppy 6-5 victory ov
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