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Today is Saturday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2002 with 150 to follow.
By United Press International

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MOBSTERS MAY HAVE TAPPED SCHOOL COMPUTERS
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for June 7, 2002

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

Text of President Bush's speech in France

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France, May 27 (UPI) -- Text of remarks made Monday by President Bush at a U.S. military cemetery in France:

Media seen as doing good job on Afghan war

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The news media generally have had a good relationship with the U.S. military and have done a good job covering the war in Afghanistan, though a healthy wariness
TOBIN BECK, UPI Executive Editor

Assignment America: Where is Ernie Pyle?

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Where's Ernie Pyle? Where's A.J. Liebling? Where's the guy in the khaki flak jacket with buttons on his pockets, going where all other reporters fear to venture
JOHN BLOOM

People

JULIA ROBERTS TAPPED TO HOST A&E SPECIAL
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

People

CHESS CHAMPION PRAISES SEPT. 11 ATTACKS
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

White House Watch: A modest proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Thirty-four years ago this month, I arrived in the An Hoa valley of South Vietnam to write about the men of Hotel Company, Second Battalion of the 5th Marines f
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, Senior White House Correspondent
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Ernest Taylor Pyle (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945) was an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death in combat during World War II. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His articles, about the out-of-the-way places he visited and the people who lived there, were written in a folksy style, much like a personal letter to a friend. He enjoyed a following in some 300 newspapers.

Pyle was born on a tenant farm near Dana, Indiana. When he was almost 18, he joined the United States Navy Reserve. World War I ended soon after, so Pyle served for only three months.

After the war, Pyle attended Indiana University, traveled to the Orient with his fraternity brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and edited the student newspaper. However, he didn't graduate and instead, with only a semester left at Indiana, he accepted a job at a paper in LaPorte, Indiana. He worked there for three months before moving to Washington, D.C. A tabloid newspaper, The Washington Daily News, founded in 1921, had hired Pyle as a reporter. All of the editors were young, including Editor-in-Chief John M. Gleissner (one of Warren G. Harding's drinking buddies); Lee G. Miller (author of An Ernie Pyle Album - Indiana to Ie Shima); Charles M. Egan, Willis "June" Thornton; and Paul McCrea. Pyle was named managing editor of the Washington Daily News and served in the post for three years, all the while fretting that he was unable to do any writing.

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