Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

Aaron Sorkin to be presented with Screenwriters Tribute at film fest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin is to be presented with the Screenwriters Tribute at the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts.

Conoco to examine Chinese shale potential

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- ConocoPhillips said it secured a deal with PetroChina to study the potential to develop shale natural gas reserves in southwestern China.
'Artist,' 'Descendants' take top Globes

'Artist,' 'Descendants' take top Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "The Descendants" and "The Artist" won the top-film prizes at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Ed Helms cast in comedy 'Rapids'

Ed Helms cast in comedy 'Rapids'

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Stores adjust to slow sales predictions

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Predictions of a slow U.S. holiday shopping season are causing some stores to change their holiday sales strategies, industry observers said.

Illinois water park closes due to illness

GURNEE, Ill., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill., has closed its water park temporarily, because four people allegedly became sick after visiting.

Consumers to burn downloaded movies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17 (UPI) -- Fans of downloaded movies could get license to burn DVDs they purchase online.

Sandler and James to take on comedy roles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler and Kevin James are in talks to play fake gay firefighters in a big screen comedy for Universal Pictures.

Survey: Most earned riches, not inherited

WATERBURY, Conn., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A recent study says 92 percent of affluent people in the United States earned their wealth in the last 20 years rather than inherited it.

Winners at 77th Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 77th Academy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles.

'Sideways' sweeps Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The road-trip comedy "Sideways" swept the the 20th Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica Sunday, winning six awards including Best Feature.

Writers Guild awards are announced

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sideways" were the film winners at Writers Guild Awards held simultaneously in New York and Hollywood.

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

Samuel L. Jackson named Spirit host

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Samuel L. Jackson will host the Independent Film project's upcoming 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, organizers announced Tuesday.

Winners at the 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe awards, which were presented Sunday in Beverly Hills:
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Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor display their Oscars for Adapted Screenplay awarded for "Sideways" at the 77th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA on February 27, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Jim Taylor is an American citizen and employee of the United States Government. He is notable for his role in the July 27, 2002 Afghan engagement where Christopher Speer was mortally wounded. It is reported that Taylor's account of the engagement will contradict military acocunts that Omar Khadr was the only survivor of the engagement, and that he may have been too badly injured to have wounded Speer.

Military authorities withheld the existence of Taylor from Khadr's defense counsel. When Taylor existence was first released to public, on November 9, 2007, two days after the prosecution informed the defense, Jennifer Daskal, the senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch asserted:

Steven Edwards's, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, on September 11, 2008, noted that Guantanamo military commissions had not allowed the names of American GIs, or CIA officers to be made public. Paul Koring, writing in the Globe and Mail, reported that: "Mr. Taylor's role remains shrouded in deliberate and apparently classified mystery."

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