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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
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Choreographer Alex Romero dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Dancer and choreographer Alex Romero has died of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Los Angeles at age 94.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2006, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2005, with 361 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2004, with 362 to follow.
By United Press International

Books for children's dog-day doldrums

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- It's too hot to play outside and the children are not ready for their nap? No problem, just pick up a book and entertain as well as enlighten them.
SHIRLEY SAAD

Review: Summer reading for children

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Summer's here and the reading is easy. It's too hot to play outside, and the children are not ready for their nap? No problem, just pick up a book and entertain
SHIRLEY SAAD

Safeway cuts administrative jobs

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Safeway Inc., the nation's third-largest supermarket chain, announced sweeping administrative layoffs Wednesday, citing difficult economic times.

Book Review: Believe it or not

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The book at a glance: The Museum of Hoaxes - A collection of pranks, stunts, deceptions and other wonderful stories contrived for the public from the middle ages to the new millennium by Alex Boese. Dutton, 266 pages, $19.95.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2003, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International

Living Today: Issues of modern living

Who would have thought an American cosmetics company could have a positive impact on the Russian economy? Since Mary Kay cosmetics expanded into Russia in the early 1990s, it's become a revolutionary way for 36,000 women of all walks of life to enrich the
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International
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Tom Thumb is a traditional hero in English folklore who is no bigger than his father's thumb.

Various allusions to Tom Thumb are included in sixteenth century works; in his Discovery of Witchcraft, Reginald Scot includes Tom Thumbe in a list of folkloric creatures such as witches and satyrs that nursemaids told their charges about until the children were frightened of their own shadows.

Folktales featuring Tom Thumb as the hero appear in print in the seventeenth century.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tom Thumb."
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