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NEXT WEEK:

Jane . . 2/15/51
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QUOTE Kingdom’s oldest. . man, Henry Allingham, is
John McEnroe. . . . 2/16/59
WER audience, a designated “seat filler” quickly also Wayne
112 years
Fontes . . . . . . 2/17/39was born on the
old -- and
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Hollywood to supply
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Jane Seymour. . . . . . 2/15/51
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companies that sponsor the ceremony get the Virginia Supreme Court ordered a plaintiff
John McEnroe. . . . . . 2/16/59
next batch of free seats. Any remaining tick- to drop her pants in court. The purpose
Wayne Fontes . . . . . . 2/17/39
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Dr. Dre. . . . . . . . . . . . 2/18/65
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carpet. At 6 p.m., the bleacher crowd will
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