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AARP: Jack Ryan movie is good for older audiences

AARP: Jack Ryan movie is good for older audiences

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Action star Chris Pine isn't the most obvious choice for poster-boy of the AARP.
Gabrielle Levy
Tom Clancy, author of espionage novels, dead at 66

Tom Clancy, author of espionage novels, dead at 66

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Clancy, author of a string of espionage and military novels including "The Hunt for Red October," has died at the age of 66, his publisher says.

Ex-Army sniper arrested, charged with doing security for drug cartel

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Army sniper has been charged with attempting to run what he thought was a security outfit for a Colombian drug cartel.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 12, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 12, 2012.
By United Press International

Aurora to work on SolarEagle

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences has announced receipt of a contract to produce structural components for a new UAV.
Clancy's next book due out Dec. 7

Clancy's next book due out Dec. 7

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Penguin Group says Tom Clancy's new techno-thriller "Dead or Alive" will be released in the United States and the United Kingdom Dec. 7.
Chris Pine to take over Jack Ryan role

Chris Pine to take over Jack Ryan role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures has announced actor Chris Pine will play Jack Ryan in the next installment of the film franchise inspired by Tom Clancy's novels.

Screenwriter Amini to tackle Jack Ryan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The literary character Jack Ryan will soon be back on U.S. movie screens as screenwriter Hossein Amini has been hired for a new Ryan film, industry sources say.

Russia's Georgia blitzkrieg teaches U.S. war lessons

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Russian five-day blitzkrieg that conquered one-third of Georgia for negligible losses carried a grim warning for the next president of the United States, whether he is John McCain or Barack Obama: Major land wars that could involve U.S. armed forces against formidable opponents are no longer inconceivable.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
New 007 book sets Penguin sales record

New 007 book sets Penguin sales record

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- "Devil May Care," the latest installment in the book series about British secret agent James Bond, has sold 44,093 copies in its first four days in release.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Defense Focus: Land war threats -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Since the collapse of communism it has been widely assumed by U.S. policymakers that gigantic, full-scale land wars on major continents involving hundreds of thousands or even millions of troops have become inconceivable.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, April 12, 2007.
By United Press International

Clancy film productions reset

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Film adaptations of two books from Maryland-born author Tom Clancy have been sent back to square one by the new regime at Paramount Pictures.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2006 with 263 to follow.
By United Press International

Video game systems ready to battle in 2006

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- At the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have begun the next phase in the ongoing console war showcasing their next generation systems.
LISA PICKOFF-WHITE and CHRIS BARYLICK

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2005 with 263 to follow.
By United Press International

Tom Clancy game heads for big screen

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Paramount has acquired film rights to Tom Clancy's videogame "Splinter Cell," Daily Variety reported Friday.

National Endowment names anthology editor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Andrew Carroll was named editor of a National Endowment for the Arts' anthology of present day war stories and reflections on war.

The Web: E-government emerges

A series by UPI examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web. This week: Long considered a laggard on using the Internet, the U.S. government is deploying some of the most cutting-edge online applications -- sometimes ahe
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International

NEA funds workshops for American veterans

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The National Endowment for the Arts said Thursday it is setting up writing workshops to encourage veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to pen their war experiences.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2004 with 263 to follow.
By United Press International

Wireless World: 'Pac-Man' on cell phones

A UPI series examining emerging wireless technologies. This week: Wireless phone gaming is poised to become one of the biggest entertainment media in the United States, perhaps surpassing the $10 billion annual sales of Hollywood in the coming years.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

'Omnium Gatherum' serves a post-9/11 feast

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The World Trade Center tragedy has spawned several Off Broadway dramas but none with the cutting edge of a satirical comedy about a bibulous gourmet dinner part
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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