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Ten years ago: Iraq's U.S.-picked leaders failed to meet a deadline for adopting an interim constitution. Six-nation talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program ended in Beijing with an agreement to hold more negotiations. The Bow Mariner, a tanker carrying ethanol, exploded and sank off the Virginia coast; 21 crew members died while six men survived. Former Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin died in Washington, D.C. at age 89.
Five years ago: Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died in Phoenix at age 90. Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, free-agent NFL defensive lineman Corey Smith and former South Florida player William Bleakley died when their boat overturned in rough seas off the coast of Florida.
One year ago: President Barack Obama urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country. Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, pleaded guilty at Fort Meade, Md., to 10 charges involving illegal possession or distribution of classified material. (Manning, who has since adopted the female identity Chelsea Manning, was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison after being convicted of additional charges in a court-martial.) In Seffner, Fla., a sinkhole opened up under a man's bedroom and swallowed him up without a trace; Jeff Bush is presumed dead.
(Stations: "Bobb'e J. Thompson" is correct)
Today's Birthdays: Architect Frank Gehry is 85. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 83. Actor Don Francks is 82. Singer Sam the Sham is 77. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 75. Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti is 74. Actor Frank Bonner is 72. Actress Kelly Bishop is 70. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 67. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 66. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 66. Actress Bernadette Peters is 66. Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 66. Actress Ilene Graff is 65. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is 61. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 59. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 59. Actor John Turturro is 57. Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 57. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 53. Actress Maxine Bahns is 45. Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 45. Rock singer Pat Monahan is 45. Author Daniel Handler (AKA "Lemony Snicket") is 44. Actress Tasha Smith is 43. Actor Rory Cochrane is 42. Actress Ali Larter is 38. Country singer Jason Aldean is 37. Actor Geoffrey Arend is 36. Actress Michelle Horn is 27. Actress Quinn Shephard (TV: "Hostages") is 19. Actor Bobb'e J. Thompson is 18.
Thought for Today: "In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality." — Mary McCarthy, American author and critic (1912-1989).
(Above Advance for Use Friday, Feb. 28)
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