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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
By United Press International
Work not done in gulf, BP's Hayward says

Work not done in gulf, BP's Hayward says

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The commitment to restoring the Gulf of Mexico remains firm despite the completion of a sealing operation at the bottom of the ocean, a BP executive said.
BP completes relief well in Gulf of Mexico

BP completes relief well in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- BP scientists and engineers working for the U.S. government have completed a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico, the top spill response official said.

300-ton evidence on way to Gulf surface

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A major piece of evidence in this summer's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is headed toward the ocean's surface for a federal inspection, an official said.
Gulf crews set to lift blowout preventer

Gulf crews set to lift blowout preventer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Engineers said they hoped to have the blowout preventer that malfunctioned in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill hoisted to a recovery ship by Sunday.
High seas delay planned BP well-sealing

High seas delay planned BP well-sealing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- High seas churning in the Gulf of Mexico delayed the start of an operation to replace the blowout preventer on the crippled BP well, the company said Monday.

BP to replace failed preventer

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Thad Allen, incident commander for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, said BP would try to replace the failed preventer at the deep water well this weekend.
Allen: Relief well drilling will continue

Allen: Relief well drilling will continue

SCHRIEVER, La., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. official overseeing the BP oil leak cleanup in the gulf said Friday work on a relief well will be finished even though the leak appears to be plugged.
Stormy weather delays relief well drilling

Stormy weather delays relief well drilling

VENICE, La., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Turbulent weather was expected to move over the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, forcing the suspension in drilling a relief well, officials said.

U.S.: 'We're going to keep cleaning it up'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. response to the gulf oil disaster said Sunday the government's role won't be reduced now that the oil has stopped gushing.
Allen: Cleanup entering new phase

Allen: Cleanup entering new phase

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico are being downsized, retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday.

BP approved to cement gulf well

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A cementing procedure meant to isolate the MC252 well on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was approved to start Thursday by the U.S. government, BP said.
4.9M barrels spewed from gulf well

4.9M barrels spewed from gulf well

VENICE, La., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico well gushed about 5 million barrels of oil after an April 20 explosion that killed 11 oil rig workers, scientists said Monday.

Storm debris delays well capping

PANAMA CITY, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Debris from Tropical Storm Bonnie has briefly delayed the capping of the blown-out BP oil in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. officials said.
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Vice Admiral Thad Allen speaks on transitional housing for evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Baton Rouge, LA on October 12, 2005. Allen reported plans to move evacuees from shelters to transitional housing to their own houses in 6-18 months. (UPI Photo/James Terry III)
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Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely-praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

Following his position as commandant, Allen continued to serve on active duty for 36 days in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continues to serve as a civilian as the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.

Allen was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of retired Coast Guard Chief Damage Controlman Clyde and Mrs. Wilma Allen. His father is a World War II veteran. Allen is a 1967 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson. His family moved frequently during his childhood with his father's assignments. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he was a standout football player, graduating in 1971. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University and a Master's degree in Management (S.M.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow. He was elected a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow in 2003.

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