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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 68 TODAY

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Susan Alexandra Weaver

Sigourney Weaver played the resourceful action hero Ellen Ripley in Alien
(1979), Aliens (1986) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award
for Best Actress, Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). She also
played Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) 
and Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009).
 

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Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

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JFK BOAT SOLD BIG AT SATURDAY AUCTION

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NEW YORK (AP) – A mahogany speedboat that belonged to John F. Kennedy
sold for $75,000, and a flight suit that belonged to CIA operative Francis Gary Powers sold for $2,750 Saturday at
a New York auction of Kennedy-era
memorabilia
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The sale at Guernsey’s included a wide array of Camelot-era lots, including documents, photos, stationery and even inscribed sterling silver baby toothbrushes.

A rocking chair that Kennedy used in the White House, specially made for
him because of a back injury, sold for $30,000.


      
     

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by Guernsey's, John F. Kennedy is at the wheel of his speedboat, Restofus.   Hot memorabilia with a Cold War theme, including property of the late President John F. Kennedy and CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers, is being featured at an auction in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
In this undated photo, John F. Kennedy is at the wheel of his
speedboat, Restofus.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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On this day in 20001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan
in response to that state’s support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act
was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the
U.S. on September 11, 2001. 

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On this day in 1985.

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On this day in 1991.

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Clarence Thomas turned 69 on June  23.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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The musical "Cats" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on this day
in 1982. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in
Broadway history.

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John J Mellencamp  (John Cougar Mellencamp) is 66 today.

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is best known for his #1 hit song,
"Jack & Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy
Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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NASCAR LEGEND HAS DIED AT 74

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Robert Yates (April 19, 1943 – October 2, 2017)

(AP ) – NASCAR team owner and engine builder Robert Yates died Monday night
at age 74. No cause of death was given, but Yates had been battling liver cancer.

His son Doug Yates, who today runs Robert Yates Engines, posted the news on
Twitter, calling his dad his "hero."

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The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred Sunday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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