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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 4, 2012.
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Dr. Ruth to start penning new column

Dr. Ruth to start penning new column

CATONSVILLE, Md., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. psychologist and sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer is to pen a monthly 300-word column in The Erickson Tribune starting this fall, the newspaper announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 4, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, June 4, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 4, the 155th day of 2006 with 210 to follow.
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N.Y.C. park plaques growing as tributes

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Residents of New York are memorializing park locations that are special to them by making donations under the adopt-a-park program.

Bloomberg to have 1,000 house parties

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- In a campaign strategy reminiscent of the "coffee klatches" of John F. Kennedy in 1960, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is having 1,000 house parties.

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Today is Saturday, June 4, the 155th day of 2005 with 210 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 4, the 156th day of 2004 with 210 to follow.
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Ancient Zeus painting is 'most erotic'

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A 500-year-old painting of the Greek mythological god Zeus seducing a nymph has been selected as the "most erotic work in art," ARTNews magazine reported.

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Today is Wednesday, June 4, the 155th day of 2003 with 210 to follow.
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Washington Agenda-General

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Hollywood Digest

The news from Hollywood for June 5, 2002.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Tuesday, June 4, the 155th day of 2002 with 210 to follow.
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Ruth Westheimer
Dr. Ruth Westheimer (radio sex talk show host) attends the Nov. 22nd Children At Heart New York gala to benefit Children of Chernobyl. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Ruth Westheimer (born June 4, 1928) is an American sex therapist, media personality, and author. Best known as Dr. Ruth, the New York Times described her as a "Sorbonne-trained psychologist who became a kind of cultural icon in the 1980s. The Sister Wendy of sexuality, she ushered in the new age of freer, franker talk about sex on radio and television—and was endlessly parodied for her limitless enthusiasm and for having an accent only a psychologist could have."

Westheimer was born Karola Ruth Siegel in Wiesenfeld (Karlstadt), Germany, the only child of Orthodox Jews, Julius Siegel and Irma Siegel née Hanauer. In January 1939 she was sent to Switzerland by her mother and grandmother after her father was taken by the Nazis. There she came of age in an orphanage, and stopped receiving her parents' letters in September 1941. In 1945, Westheimer learned that her parents had been murdered in the Holocaust, possibly at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Westheimer decided to emigrate to the British Mandate of Palestine. There, at 17, she "first had sexual intercourse on a starry night, in a haystack—without contraception." She later told the New York Times that "I am not happy about that, but I know much better now and so does everyone who listens to my radio program." Westheimer joined the Haganah in Jerusalem. Despite her diminutive height of 4 feet 7 inches (1.40 m), she was trained as a scout and sniper. Westheimer was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and it was several months before she was able to walk again.

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