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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Today is Monday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2004 with 263 to follow.
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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.
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'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

Mr. Wilson's war

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- -- The book at a glance: Charlie Wilson's War -- The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History by George Crile. Atlantic Monthly Press, $26.00, 560 pages.
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Visa: book sales break records

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (UPI) -- Visa USA announced Monday the number of Visa credit transactions in bookstores rose 25.6 percent during the first three weeks of June.

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Film of the Week: Pacino in 'The Recruit'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- With stony dignity, the CIA turned down all requests from Hollywood for a half century. Meanwhile, its bureaucratic rivals, such as those shameless publicity ho
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Tom Clancy
WAP2000082802 - 28 AUGUST 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Author Tom Clancy signs his newest book, "The Bear and the Dragon" at a Border's Book Store in Washington, DC Monday, August 28, 2000. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI

Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy Jr. (born 12 April 1947) is an American author, best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War and his video games. His name is also a brand for similar movie scripts written by ghost writers and many series of non-fiction books on military subjects and merged biographies of key leaders. He is also part-owner and Vice Chairman of Community Activities and Public Affairs of the Baltimore Orioles, a Major League Baseball team.

Thomas Leo Clancy, Jr. was born in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. He attended Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Maryland, graduating with the class of 1965. He studied English Literature at Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating in 1969. Though he wanted to serve in the United States military, he was rejected after failing a required eye exam in the ROTC. Before making his literary debut, he spent some time running an independent insurance agency. This agency thrived for a few years before joining a group of investors.

In 1993, Tom Clancy joined a group of investors that included Peter Angelos and bought the Baltimore Orioles from Eli Jacobs. In 1998, he reached an agreement to purchase the Minnesota Vikings, but had to abandon the deal because of the divorce settlement cost.

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