The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Martha's Vineyard festival honors Belushi

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Organizers of the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Comedy Festival have named the event's top prize after the late John Belushi.
Rumsfeld plans 'Letterman' visit

Rumsfeld plans 'Letterman' visit

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is to make his first visit to "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, CBS announced.
Ex-U.S. defense secretary McNamara dies

Ex-U.S. defense secretary McNamara dies

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara died in his sleep Monday at his Washington home, family members told The Washington Post. He was 93.

Report: Sato sought U.S. assurance

TOKYO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Japan in 1965 reportedly urged the United States to retaliate with its nuclear weapons in the event it suffered a nuclear attack.

Burning smell prompts emergency landing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A mysterious burning smell prompted a JetBlue airliner into an emergency landing Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
By United Press International

Helmet personal freedom can cost taxpayer

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The personal freedom issue concerning motorcycle helmets should be balanced against the cost to society for catastrophic head injury, a U.S. doctor said.

Defense Focus: Spy sat lessons -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Underlying the $4 billion U.S. reconnaissance satellite fiasco lie deeper, uncomfortable truths almost never alluded to, let alone understood, by politicians of either major American political party: U.S. leaders and policymakers do not understand the science and technology available to them and have blind, childish, even magical faith in what it can do without beginning to understand how it really does work.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: Cinderella service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The regular forces of the U.S. Army are the Cinderella service of the U.S. armed forces. They are, as they have been so many times and so often before, the Rodney Dangerfield of Capitol Hill and the Department of Defense: They don't get enough respect.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Wisconsin gas discount ban challenged

MADISON, Wis., June 27 (UPI) -- A libertarian law firm is challenging a Depression-era Wisconsin law that bars gas stations from offering discounts.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Rumsfeld on way to breaking another record

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is on his way to surpassing Robert McNamara as the longest-serving U.S. secretary of Defense.

Young officers debate blame for Iraq

WEST POINT, N.Y., April 22 (UPI) -- Public criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by retired generals has opened debate at the U.S. Military Academy and in command posts and mess halls.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 8, the 98th day of 2006 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

UK's secret nuclear deal with Israel

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Britain secretly sold Israel ingredients for its nuclear program in 1958, according to documents published by the British National Archives.

Ex U.S. defense chief warns U.N. on nukes

UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara fears the U.N. nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference will fail to strengthen the measure.

Robert McNamara, 88, to wed second time

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The powerful and influential Robert McNamara will end 23 years of living as a widower and marry his 70-year-old girlfriend, the Washington Post said Wednesday. McNamara, 88, served as defense secretary to Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

The Bear's Lair: The Guild of Greed

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Stock prices remain well below the peaks of 2000, yet top management compensation keeps rising. Since the overall economy's performance since 2000 has been at b

Errol Morris to direct TV documentaries

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Errol Morris will direct a series of six one-hour TV documentaries on famous people, Daily Variety reported Monday.

Analysis: Vietnam lessons learned?

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Errol Morris, who won an Oscar for his Vietnam-era documentary "The Fog of War," does not line up with those who say Iraq is another Vietnam, but he suggests th
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: War, peace and cinema

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Take Michael Moore's unreleased documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," combine with difficult photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse and the beheading of Nick Berg, toss in a c
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Michael Moore's salesmanship

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. may be washing its hands of the upcoming Michael Moore documentary, "Fahrenheit 911," but Moore is not likely to feel much, if any, of the m
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

War, politics top documentaries

TORONTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Political turmoil and war dominate the documentary offerings at the forthcoming Toronto Film Festival, the Hollywood Reporter says.
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