SHORT TAKES : Martin Sheen Spawns News

<i> From Times Wire Services </i>

Actor Martin Sheen knows how to get his name in a newspaper. Just show up in a newsroom with a camera.

Sheen filmed scenes at The Dallas Morning News on Thursday for his new movie, “Touch and Die.”

In the film, Sheen plays a reporter in Europe who discovers stolen plutonium is being sold to finance a presidential campaign in the United States.

Sheen, the father of actors Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, is known for his activism on behalf of environmental causes and the homeless.