The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Under the U.S.Supreme Court: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entitled to a lawyer?

Under the U.S.Supreme Court: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entitled to a lawyer?

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The FBI and the rest of a crack U.S. interrogation team wanted to question the remaining marathon bombing suspect in his Boston hospital room without his lawyer because of what they fear: undiscovered explosive devices that could still kill and possible accomplices who might decide to carry out more terror.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

COL BKB: Baylor 74, Iowa 54

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Cory Jefferson led Baylor with 23 points Thursday and the Bears broke the game open in the second half to crush Iowa 74-54 and win the NIT.

COL BKB: Iowa 71, Maryland 60

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Iowa beat Maryland 71-60 at Madison Square Garden Tuesday to earn a berth in the NIT championship game against Baylor.

COL BKB: Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63

IOWA CITY, Iowa, March 23 (UPI) -- Roy Devyn Marble scored 28 points Friday and sent Iowa pulling away in the second half to a 75-63 NIT victory over Stony Brook.

COL BKB: Iowa 68, Indiana State 52

IOWA CITY, Iowa, March 20 (UPI) -- Roy Devyn Marble ignited Iowa to a strong start in the second half Wednesday and the Hawkeyes rolled to a 68-52 NIT first-round victory over Indiana State.

COL BKB: Minnesota 62, Iowa 59

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds remaining Sunday and No. 24 Minnesota hung on for a 62-59 victory over Iowa.
Nation marks 40th anniversary of Roe

Nation marks 40th anniversary of Roe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The nation marked the 40th anniversary last week of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman's right to an abortion -- but the debates over abortion, and over the so-called morning after pill which some consider abortion, are far from over.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

COL BKB: Ohio State 72, Iowa 63

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Deshaun Thomas netted 16 points and Aaron Craft provided some clutch late free throws Tuesday in 15th-ranked Ohio State's 72-63 win over Iowa.

COL BKB: Indiana 69, Iowa 65

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Cody Zeller's double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds Monday powered No. 5 Indiana past Iowa 69-65 in the Big Ten Conference opener for both schools.

Minding the store

State attorneys general are seriously licking their chops over the possibility of big settlements over Libor manipulation.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Who feels safer now?

Who feels safer now?

Congratulations to JPMorgan & Chase. This is said with all sincerity.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Ron White sends pizza to jail

VERO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Officials at Florida's Indian River County Jail said comedian Ron White sent staff six pizzas hours after he was processed and released on drug charges.

Florida teacher jailed for child porn

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Florida middle school teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges resulting from an FBI sting operation.
Page 1 of 2
Ron White
LAC2001041803 - 18 APRIL 2001 - LA CRESCENT, MINNESOTA, USA: Ron White and his dog Keisha walk home on Shore Acre Road, La Crescent, Minnesota on April 18, 2001 as the flooded Mississippi continues to rise. . mk/mw/Michael Walker UPI.

Ronald "Ron" White (born December 18, 1956) is an American stand up comedian who has had two Grammy Award-nominations, and is RIAA certified 10x Platinum for CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units. He is a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and authored the book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability (Dutton 2006, ISBN 978-0525949619), which appeared on the New York Times best seller list. White is well-known for his famous punchline, "...You can't fix stupid."

Ron White was born in Fritch, Texas on December 18, 1956. He served in the United States Navy where he was given the nickname "Tater Salad" by fellow sailors who teased White for his love of potato salad. White is an avid fisherman and has always loved fishing as a hobby, but from an early age his dream was to become a comedian. When he returned from the Navy, White struggled financially for years as he pursued this dream, going from gig to gig in a beat-up Nissan truck and selling windows to help make ends meet. He has been rumored to have also pursued a career as a bronco rider for several years in the early 80's, however, responding to a question by Dana Strode on July 28, 2011 at the Coeur d'Alene Casino at Worley, Idaho, White said he has never ridden a bronco. White lived in Mexico for a brief period and bought a pottery factory there before returning to America to pursue comedy. White included stories from his youth in his book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability. White's comedy revolves around observations and personal experiences retold in his smoking, drinking, Southern United States persona.

Ron White found success during January 2000 through March 2003, when he performed with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour – a show that sold out across the United States in over 90 cities and grossed over $15 million. White is the only member of the Blue Collar crew who did not go on to star in the Blue Collar TV series because he did not want to be typecast as "blue collar," although he jokes in his performances that he simply does not have "the work ethic for a television show". He did, however, make seven guest appearances on the show. In 2005, The WB Television Network aired the pilot for The Ron White Show, a variety show that combined a number of celebrity cameos, cartoons, and sketches. He recently taped several episodes of The Gong Show with Dave Attell as one of the celebrity judges. White has had appearances in the TV shows Kath & Kim, Reno 911!, 12 Miles of Bad Road, the films Sex and the City 2 and Horrible Bosses, and a cameo in a Rascal Flats music video, "Why Wait".

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ron White."
Most Popular