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Famous birthdays for Dec. 13: Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer

Famous birthdays for Dec. 13: Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer

Entertainment
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include: Advertisement -- Pope Sixtus V in 1520 -- Former U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln in 1818 -- World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York in 1887 -- Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz in 1920 (age 100) -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby, the first American League African-American player, in 1923 -- Comedian/actor/dancer Dick Van Dyke in 1925 (age 95) -- Actor Christopher Plummer in 1929 (age 91) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Singer/actor John Davidson in 1941 (age 79) -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Ferguson Jenkins in 1942 (age 78) -- Political figure Herman Cain in 1945 (age 75) -- Rock s...
CBS to salute Carl Reiner with two episodes of ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’

CBS to salute Carl Reiner with two episodes of ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’

Entertainment
July 1 (UPI) -- CBS announced it will pay tribute to the late Carl Reiner by airing a pair of colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. The network said two episodes prominently featuring Reiner, who created and co-starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show, will air Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS and streaming service CBS All Access. Advertisement Reiner died Monday at the age of 98. The Dick Van Dyke Show -- Now In Living Color! A Special Tribute to Carl Reiner will feature the episodes "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" and "October Eve," which were colorized under Reiner's supervision. CBS said Reiner had cited "October Eve" as one of his favorite episodes of the series. "In 'October Eve,' I got a chance to perform on the show as someone other than Alan Brady, and I loved the character of Carpetna the ar...
March Madness: Dick Vitale's tournament favorites, players to watch

March Madness: Dick Vitale's tournament favorites, players to watch

Sports
March 15 (UPI) -- Legendary announcer Dick Vitale's voice invades the minds of college basketball fans annually, as he brings excitement to the game with trademark phrases like "diaper dandy" and "it's awesome baby." Vitale, 79, has covered the sport for 40 years and said March Madness still gets the blood flowing. He told UPI on Thursday that he got even more excited when Duke's Zion Williamson was cleared to return to the court. The freshman's return makes the Blue Devils "tough to beat" this March, according to Vitale. But he said a few programs have a shot. Duke will be a favorite of many bracket-fillers this March after the 68-team field is announced for the annual Division 1 on "Selection Sunday." The big reveal will air at 6 p.m. Sunday on CBS and can be live-streamed on the NCAA ...
Famous birthdays for Jan. 30: Christian Bale, Dick Cheney

Famous birthdays for Jan. 30: Christian Bale, Dick Cheney

Entertainment
Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include: -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States in 1882 -- Historian Barbara Tuchman in 1912 -- Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated in 1986, in 1927 -- Theatrical producer Hal Prince in 1928 (age 91) -- Actor Gene Hackman in 1930 (age 89) -- Actor Vanessa Redgrave in 1937 (age 82) -- Chess champion Boris Spassky in 1937 (age 82) -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in 1941 (age 78) File Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI. -- Author Gregory Benford in 1941 (age 78) -- Singer/Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin in 1942 -- Musician Steve Marriott (Small Faces) in 1947...
Fed 'hit the bulls-eye' with statement: Ex-Wells CEO Dick Kovacevich

Fed 'hit the bulls-eye' with statement: Ex-Wells CEO Dick Kovacevich

Finance
The Federal Reserve's decision to raise its interest rate once more this year and lower its projection for next year "hit the bulls-eye," former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich told CNBC on Wednesday. In a highly anticipated decision, the independent agency announced Wednesday it is increasing its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 2.25 to 2.5 percent, and planning for two hikes, one less than previously proposed, in 2019. "It did exactly what I wanted [it] to do and what I thought is best to do," Kovacevich said on "Power Lunch." Making his own case to boost th...