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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
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'Speed Racer' to screen in IMAX too

'Speed Racer' to screen in IMAX too

LOS ANGELES, May 9 (UPI) -- IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures said "Speed Racer" was to open in North America on 84 IMAX screens, simultaneously with the movie's wide release Friday.

Deaf and blind woman died of starvation

AUGUSTA, Ga., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A Georgia woman and her husband have been charged with starving her blind and deaf sister to death.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Monday, July 9, 2007.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 9, the 190th day of 2005 with 175 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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H'wood ground-breaker Gordon Parks dead

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood's first major black director, Gordon Parks, best known for "Shaft" and "The Learning Tree," has died in New York. He was 93.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Richard Roundtree
NYP2000061359 - 13 JUNE 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Richard Roundtree attends the World Premiere of SHAFT at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City June 12. lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) is an American actor and former male fashion model. He is best known for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the film Shaft (1971) and in its two sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973).

Roundtree was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Kathryn, a nurse and housekeeper, and John Roundtree, a caterer, garbage collector, and Pentecostal Church elder. Richard Roundtreee graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961 and starred on New Rochelle High's undefeated and nationally ranked football team in 1960. He attended Southern Illinois University. Roundtree was diagnosed with the rare form of male breast cancer in 1993 and underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Roundtree has a family of his own. He also has great nephews named Nigel Roundtree, Darian Smith, and Richard Smith; his great nieces are Yasmeen Roundtree, Anaiya Smith, and Kayla Smith.

Roundtree was a leading man in early 1970s Blaxploitation films. He also played a role in the 1977 television series Roots, in the role of the slave Sam Bennett. He portrayed Dr. Daniel Reubens on Generations from 1989-1991. Prior to becoming an actor, he was a football player and a model. Although Roundtree worked through the 1990s, many of his more recent films were not well-received, but he was able to find success in stage plays.

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