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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
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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.
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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.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2005 with 312 to follow.
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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.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2003 with 312 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

OSCAR SIGNS POINT TO 'CHICAGO' If precedent is any guide, "Chicago" looks good in the Best Picture race for the Oscars. In 18 of the past 20 years, the movie with the most nominations has gone on to win the top prize.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2002 with 312 to follow. This is Washington's Birthday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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