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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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MLB: Boston 15, Houston 10

HOUSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Boston catcher Ryan Lavarnway allowed four past balls Tuesday but redeemed himself with the go-ahead hit in the Red Sox's 15-10 win over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Boston 8, Seattle 7 (10 inn.)

SEATTLE, July 11 (UPI) -- Daniel Nava's RBI single in the 10th inning Thursday climaxed a Boston comeback and gave the Red Sox an 8-7 victory over Seattle.

NKOTB, Aerosmith, lead Boston Strong benefit concert

BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Homegrown singers New Kids on the Block, Aerosmith and James Taylor will return to Boston with other artists for a concert benefiting marathon victim families.

Red Sox place closer Joel Hanrahan on 15-day disabled list

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the team announced Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
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Building climb ends in fatal fall

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- New York police said a man fell 11 stories to his death while trying to climb down to his girlfriend's apartment from the top of her building.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007.
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Carlin to headline 13th annual Aspen Fest

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- When the 13th annual Aspen Fest begins in Colorado next month, controversial comedian George Carlin will headline its traditional cutting-edge lineup.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006.
By United Press International

Comic Steve Wright ends long TV hiatus

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Baby boomers, but not their kids, will remember the off-kilter comedy of Steven Wright, who stars in his first television appearance in 16 years.

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2005 with 25 to follow.
By United Press International

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Today is Monday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2004 with 25 to follow.
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Steven Wright

Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, witty, philosophical and sometimes confusing or nonsensical jokes and one-liners with intentionally contrived situations.

Steven Wright was born in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, one of four children of Dolly and Alexander Wright. His father, an electronics engineer who "tested a lot of stuff for the Apollo space program", became a truck driver after that program ended.

Wright spent two years obtaining an associate's degree from Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts, before enrolling at Emerson College. He graduated from the latter in 1978 and began performing stand-up comedy in 1979 at the Boston comedy club the Comedy Connection. He cites George Carlin and Woody Allen among his influences.

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