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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.
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UPI horoscopes for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2005 with 17 to follow.
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Sci Fi Channel plans Shirley Jackson show

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- The Sci Fi Channel plans to develop a project inspired by the life and work of writer Shirley Jackson, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2004 with 17 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2003 with 17 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2002 with 17 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

DEAR ABBY: BUSTED! For only the second time in her career, Dear Abby has sicced police on someone who wrote her for advice.
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THE TWIN TOWERS New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is predicting there would never be anything of the sheer size of the World Trade Center built to replace the twin towers, which were destroyed Sept. 11.
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Living-Today: Issues of modern living

HOUSEWORK Men are doing 33 percent more housework today than they did in 1965. That's according to a survey by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, ...
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Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an influential American author. A popular writer in her time, her work has received increasing attention from literary critics in recent years. She has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Nigel Kneale and Richard Matheson.

She is best known for the short story "The Lottery" (1948), which suggests a secret, sinister underside to bucolic small-town America. In her critical biography of Jackson, Lenemaja Friedman notes that when "The Lottery" was published in the June 26, 1948, issue of The New Yorker, it received a response that "no New Yorker story had ever received." Hundreds of letters poured in that were characterized by, as Jackson put it, "bewilderment, speculation and old-fashioned abuse."

In the July 22, 1948, issue of the San Francisco Chronicle Jackson offered the following in response to persistent queries from her readers about her intentions:

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