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LM to continue F-16 training services

ORLANDO, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a follow-on contract to continue providing F-16 fighter aircraft pilot training services.

British House Speaker resigns amid scandal

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- British House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin announced Tuesday he was resigning in the face of a scandal over expense claims made by members of Parliament.

SOCOM contracts LM for logistics support

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 4 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been contracted to provide the U.S. Special Operations Command with mission-critical logistics support.
Martin to be 'SNL' host for 15th time

Martin to be 'SNL' host for 15th time

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Steve Martin has agreed to make his 15th appearance as host of the New York-based sketch comedy TV show "Saturday Night Live," NBC said.
Martin and Meyers team up for movie

Martin and Meyers team up for movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Steve Martin reportedly has signed on for a role in Nancy Meyers' as-yet-untitled big-screen comic love triangle.

DLA awards Lockheed Martin FASI-G deal

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year deal for the company to sustain all of the U.S. military's land-based vehicles.

LM awarded extension for battle system

TINTON FALLS, N.J., July 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract extension to continue development of the Army's battle command system.

Energy and sports drinks can hurt teeth

CHICAGO , March 13 (UPI) -- A dental group warns energy and sports drinks are the most damaging of the many tooth-damaging drinks popular in the United States today.

British humor linked to genetics

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- Sarcasm and self-depreciation, hallmarks of British humor that don't always travel well, may be linked to genetics, a researcher said.

LM wins Mk 48 Torpedo support contract

COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin said Monday it has won a new U.S. Navy support task order for the Mark 48 Torpedo.

LM wins Israeli LCS design contract

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin said this week it has won an order to design a Littoral Combat Ship for the Israeli navy.

Rockabilly singer Janis Martin dead at 67

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Janis Martin, a singer billed as "the female Elvis" in the 1950s, has died of cancer in a hospital in Durham, N.C., at age 67.

Police nab cunning gang leader

CHICAGO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Chicago police have arrested a man they believe is a key player in a 10-month drug war between two rival street gangs that has resulted in at least 19 deaths.

Noted architect Martin is dead

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Noted architect Albert C. Martin Jr., whose achievements shaped the Los Angeles skyline, has died at his San Luis Obispo, Calif., home at age 92.

Teen shot dead for stepping on man's lawn

BATAVIA, Ohio, March 21 (UPI) -- An Ohio senior citizen was being held on murder charges Tuesday after telling 911 dispatchers he shot a teenager for walking on his lawn.
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Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is an English novelist, literary critic, professor, and short story writer. He is the son of Sir Kingsley Amis. His works include such novels as Money (1984), London Fields (1989) and The Information (1995). Amis's raw material is what he sees as the absurdity and caricatures of the postmodern condition - he has thus sometimes been portrayed as the undisputed master of what the New York Times has called "the new unpleasantness."

The Guardian writes that "all his critics have noted what Kingsley Amis complained of as a 'terrible compulsive vividness in his style ... that constant demonstrating of his command of English'; and it's true that the Amis-ness of Amis will be recognisable in any piece before he reaches his first full stop." In the words of one prominent academic, he is the "leading luminary of the English metropolitan literary world".

Amis's paternal grandfather was a mustard manufacturer's clerk from Clapham, and his maternal grandfather a shoe millionaire. His parents, Hilary Bardwell and Sir Kingsley Amis, divorced when he was twelve. Much later, Martin lived in a house with Kingsley, Hilly, and Hilly's third husband, Alistair Boyd, Lord Kilmarnock. Amis has described it as "omething out of early Updike, 'Couples' flirtations and a fair amount of drinking," he told The New York Times. "They were all 'at it'."

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