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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
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Restoration of Merry Pranksters' psychedelic 'Further' bus planned

EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Further," the bus that hauled LSD advocate Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters across the United States 50 years ago is awaiting restoration, organizers say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 2, 2012.
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Van Sant to direct 'Kool-Aid Acid' film

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A big-screen adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1968 counterculture book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2008.
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Miami the focus of newest Wolfe novel

MIAMI, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The city of Miami serves as the backdrop for the newest novel from popular author Tom Wolfe.

Southern gentleman Taylor dead at 78

ATLANTA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Charles "Mack" Taylor, an Atlanta real estate mogul described as a quintessential Southern gentleman, has died of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 78.

New Tom Wolfe book to come out in '09

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, has acquired the North American rights to Tom Wolfe's new novel.

Doctorow wins Chicago Trib literary prize

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Author E.L. Doctorow has been named the recipient of the 2007 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement.

Film version of Tom Wolfe novel coming

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Writer Tom Wolfe's novel "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is being made into a feature film nearly 40 years after it was published. Director Gus Van Sant has signed on to do the project and has brought Lance Black aboard to adapt the screenplay, Variety.

Stars attend Gorbachev cancer fundraiser

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- A who's who of performers, including Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, turned out at a gala dinner in Britain to raise money for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation.

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UPI almanac for Friday, March 2, 2007.
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Two Smithsonian museums to reopen

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, which share the old U.S. Patent Office in Washington, are set to reopen after six years.

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Today is Thursday, March 2, the 61st day of 2006 with 304 to follow.
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Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr. (born March 2, 1931, although his Who's Who entry gives his date of birth as March 2, 1930) is a best-selling American author and journalist. He is one of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Wolfe was born in Richmond, Virginia to Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Sr.

Wolfe was student council president, editor of the school newspaper and a star baseball player at St. Christopher's School, an Episcopalian all-boys school in Richmond, Virginia.

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