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LPGA Jamie Farr Classic to go on hiatus in 2011

compiled from staff and LPGA news

LPGA and tournament officials in Toledo, Ohio have announced that the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic will take a year off in 2011 before returning for at least three more years.

LPGA commissioner Michael Whan made the announcement at a dinner earlier this week before this year’s Farr Classic began.

(LPGA)

Whan says the tournament will take the year off because its organizers will also be running the U.S. Senior Open in Toledo in July 2011. The organizers had concerns whether it would be economically viable to put together two major golf tournaments in the area at the same time.

Commissioner Whan says the LPGA has signed a contract to continue the Jamie Farr Classic in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The 26th Jamie Farr Classic begins Thursday, July 1 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in suburban Toledo.

ENTERTAINMENT FOR JULY 1, 2010: News and Celebrity Birthdays

compiled from staff, wire and Entertainment News

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2010. There are 183 days left in the year. Today is Canada Day.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

* On July 1, 1910, the original Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox for eight decades, held its opening day under the name of White Sox Park. The White Sox lost to the St. Louis Browns, 2-0.

* In 1863, the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in the Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.

* In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect.

* In 1943, “pay-as-you-go” income tax withholding began.

* In 1960, “O Canada” was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

* In 1997, Honk Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British Colony.

* In 2004, actor Marlo Brando died in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

* Five years ago in 2005, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor unexpectedly announced her retirement from the United States Supreme Court. She was succeeded by Samuel Alito.

NEWS

* Avatar actress Zoe Saldana, 32, is engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years, Keith Britton according to industry sources. The 33-year-old Britton is an actor and CEO of My Fashion Database.

The relationship has been under ‘low’ key for years and most people¬† in the industry other than their closest friends, did not know they were seriously dating.

* Corey Allen (1934-2010), who played the gang leader who got into a knife fight with James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, has died. He was 75.

Family spokesman Mickey Cottrell said that Allen died at his Hollywood home on Sunday.

The actor played Buzz Gunderson in the 1955 movie. His character loses a knife fight with Dean’s character and dies when his stolen car plunges off a cliff during a wild chase or as they say in the profession, a “chicken run.”

Allen appeared in several other TV and film roles before turning to directing in 1969. In 1984, he won an Emmy Award for directing an episode of Hill Street Blues.

He also directed the two-hour pilot for Star Trek: the Next Generation and several episodes from that series.

* The comic book character of Wonder Woman recently had her 600th issue in the monthly series. The 69-year-old heroine is published by D.C. Comics and recently had a new, less revealing of the flesh costume designed by artist Jim Lee. You can check out the new costume on-line or in your local newspapers entertainment section.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

* 94 Actress Olivia de Havilland of Light in the Piazza

* 79 Actress-Dancer Leslie Caron of Gigi

* 76 Toledo, Ohio native and actor Jamie Farr of  The Owens Corning/Kroger/Jamie Farr Classic and M*A*S*H fame

* 69 Dancer-Choreographer Twila Tharp

* 59 Rock Singer Fred Schneider of the group B-52′s

* 58 Actor-Comedian Dan Aykroyd of Saturday Night Live and Driving Miss Daisy

* 39 Hip-Hop Artist Missy Elliott

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