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Willard Scott marries longtime girlfriend at 80

Willard Scott marries longtime girlfriend at 80

April 2 (UPI) -- "Today Show" collaborator -- and the creator of Ronald McDonald -- Willard Scott married longtime girlfriend Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday.
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Larry Harmon, Bozo the Clown, dies

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LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Larry Harmon, known to millions of children as Bozo the Clown, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 83.

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Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2006 with 299 to follow.
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Grand Ole Opry's 80th shapes up

NASHVILLE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Garth Brooks, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt will be among the celebrants for Nashville's Grand Ole Opry's 80th anniversary. Six special anniversary shows are scheduled over three days starting Oct. 11 at the Grand Ole Opry Ho

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Living Today: Issues of modern living

Stress on campus, measured by one survey at record levels for three years, shows no indication of relaxing, according to the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, The New York Times reports.
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'SURVIVOR: THAILAND' It's official -- the fifth installment of CBS's highly successful "Survivor" series will take place on an island in Thailand.
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NYP2003051558 - NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- Willard Scott signs copies of his new book "The Older the Fiddle the Better the Tune" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue, New York on May 15, 2003. lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Willard Herman Scott, Jr. (born March 7, 1934 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American media personality and author best known for his television work on NBC's The Today Show and as the creator of the Ronald McDonald character.

Scott showed an early interest in broadcasting as a 16-year-old, working in 1950 as an NBC page at WRC-AM, NBC's owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, D.C. Scott then attended American University, where he worked alongside fellow student Ed Walker at WAMU-AM, the university's radio station (1951–1953). Scott became a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity while at American University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and religion.

From 1955 to 1972, Scott teamed with Ed Walker as co-host of the nightly Joy Boys radio program on WRC-AM. Scott would sketch a list of characters and a few lead lines setting up the situation, which Walker would commit to memory or make notes on his Braille typewriter, due to his blindness since birth. In a 1999 article recalling the Joy Boys at the height of their popularity in the mid-1960s, The Washington Post said they "dominated Washington, providing entertainment, companionship, and community to a city on the verge of powerful change". The Joy Boys show remained on WRC until 1972 when they moved to cross-town station WWDC for another two years. Of their close professional and personal bond which has continued to the present, Scott wrote in his book, The Joy of Living, that they are "closer than most brothers".

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