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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
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'Simpsons' Springfield location revealed

'Simpsons' Springfield location revealed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore., April 11 (UPI) -- The creator of "The Simpsons" said the city where his TV family lives is named after Springfield, Ore. -- a state Homer Simpson called "California's toupee."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
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Individual risk helps smokers quit

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Giving smokers information about their own individual risk of serious illness helps motivate them to quit smoking, researchers in New Zealand say.

Wetlands restoration: A false hope?

CULLOWHEE, N.C., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says Louisiana Coastal residents counting on wetlands restoration to protect storm buffeted infrastructure are waging a losing battle.

Dogs of War: Blackwater to the rescue in Darfur?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece on July 29 calling for the use of private security contractors to help transform the 9,000 or so African Union soldiers in Darfur into a more effective U.N. peacekeeping force. The op-ed, titled "Mercenaries for Darfur," suggested using personnel from Blackwater Worldwide.
DAVID ISENBERG

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007.
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Actress Jane Wyatt dies at 96

BEL AIR, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jane Wyatt, known to U.S. TV viewers as the idealized mom on "Father Knows Best," has died at her home in Bel Air, Calif., at 96.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2006 with 312 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2005 with 312 to follow.
By United Press International

Lawyer takes on state supreme court

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer whose $21 million sexual harassment suit against Chrysler was overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court plans to take on the court.

Analysis: Good news in the war on cancer

The National Cancer Institute's annual report to the nation, released Thursday, confirms what cancer experts have been suggesting for the past decade -- the war on the disease is now a winning proposition, with fewer cases occurring and fewer people dying
PEGGY PECK, United Press International

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2004 with 313 to follow.
By United Press International
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Robert Young
NYP97120203-2 DECEMBER 1997-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Kim Erker of New York City meets with the press December 1st outside the Marquee Theatre to protest composer Paul Simon Broadway musical "The Capeman" which is based on the true story of Salvador Agron who murdered two teenagers in 1959 one of whom was her cousin Robert Young. She and other family members feel that the life of the murderer of their kin should not be celebrated in a musical. UPI ep/Ezio Petersen
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Robert George Young (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998) was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best (NBC and then CBS) and as physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC).

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Young was the son of an Irish immigrant father (Thomas E. Young) and an American mother (Margaret Fife). When Young was a child, the family moved to Seattle and then to Los Angeles where he attended Abraham Lincoln High School. After graduation, he studied and performed at the Pasadena Playhouse while working odd jobs and appearing in bit parts in silent films. While touring with a stock company production of The Ship, Young was discovered by an MGM talent scout and signed to a contract. He made his sound film debut for MGM in the 1931 Charlie Chan film Black Camel.

Young appeared in over 100 films between 1931 and 1952. After appearing on stage, Young was signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)—the studio that had more stars than in the heavens—and in spite of having a "tier B" status, he co-starred with some of the studio's most illustrious actresses such as Margaret Sullavan, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Luise Rainer, and Helen Twelvetrees, among many, many others. Yet most of his assignments comprised B-movies, also known as programmers, which required a mere two to three weeks of shooting. Actors who were relegated to such a hectic schedule appeared, as Young did, in some six to eight movies per year.

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