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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2005 with 53 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2004 with 53 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2003 with 53 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2002 with 53 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2001 with 53 to follow.
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Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards.

Born in Chicago, Jones grew up in a family she has described as "lower-middle-class-hillbilly-hipster" in Chicago; Los Angeles; Phoenix, Arizona; and Olympia, Washington. Her grandfather, nicknamed "Peg Leg Jones," had come from a vaudeville background, and Jones has spoken of her Welsh ancestry and her Gypsy heritage.

Her father, Richard Loris Jones, worked as a waiter, furniture mover, and gardener, but also had musical leanings, writing a lullaby for Rickie Lee's older sister entitled "The Moon is Made of Gold" (recorded by Jones in 1985). Her mother, Bettye Jones, was a waitress who later became a nurse. Jones' younger brother, Danny, was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him with one leg and partial paralysis; by fourteen, she was living in Arizona with her father and had a tendency to run away from home, often hitch-hiking.

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