Life impacts art on new Shelton album

TISHOMINGO, Okla., May 1 (UPI) -- Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton said the title of his new album, "Pure BS," does not stand for ... well, you know what.

Mary Crisp, Republican feminist, dies

PHOENIX, April 17 (UPI) -- Mary Crisp, who lost her position as co-chair of the Republican Party because of her support of the Equal Rights Amendment, has died at her home in Arizona.

Scientists rank top 10 U.S. quake states

RENO, Nev., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Seismologists at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory have ranked the United States' most-earthquake-prone states and found Alaska is No. 1.

John Rich tops ASCAP Country Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Singer John Rich was honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards ceremony as country music artist of the year.

Study: Gulf bay flooding events are normal

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Researchers say every U.S. Gulf Coast bay in Texas and Louisiana is vulnerable to significant flooding and expansion within the next 100 years.

Scientists study Pioneer anomalies

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say mysterious changes in acceleration seen in NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes might point toward new ideas in physics.

States working to bypass Electoral College

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in several states are pushing a plan designed to thwart the Electoral College and give the U.S. presidency to the candidate who wins the popular vote.

Galveston Island booming, but sinking

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The economy of Galveston Island, Texas, with its 60,000 residents, is booming, but the narrow strip of land is sinking a few inches each decade.

Howard reshuffles Aussie Cabinet

CANBERRA, Australia, July 4 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who heads the Liberal-National coalition, has given two top posts to the Nationals in a Cabinet reshuffle.

Baggage handler held on drug charges

SYDNEY, June 9 (UPI) -- A baggage handler at Sydney Airport was arrested Thursday for allegedly tipping off a friend about a drug sting, The Australian reported. A drug squad detective, David Laidlaw, said the 40-year-old baggage handler had attempted to locate his friend's miss

Drought poses Australian problem

CANBERRA, Australia, May 13 (UPI) -- The threat of a severe drought in Australia this year is playing a major role in preparing the new federal budget.

Singapore, Australia to discuss open skies

SINGAPORE, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Singapore and Australia were expected Saturday to begin talks on the proposed Open Skies Agreement during Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong's Sunday visit.

Florida man pleads guilty to 9-11 fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Fort Lauderdale, Fla., man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining $68,000 in damages from the Red Cross for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Rising seas changing U.S. shorelines

DENVER, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- As the rise in sea levels accelerates, the U.S. coastline will see dramatic changes such as Galveston moving more quickly to merge with the mainland.

Crude explosive found on Sydney aircraft

SYDNEY, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Australian investigators said a crude explosive found aboard a Virgin Blue Boeing 737 at Sydney's airport was likely a prank, the BBC reported Thursday.
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John Anderson
Independent presidential candidate John Anderson makes a point as he addresses a group of Hispanics here 6/28/1980. Anderson said that Ronald Reagan and President Carter are playing politics with their tax cut plans. (UPI Photo/Valerie Hodgson/Files)

John Anderson (October 20, 1922 – August 7, 1992) was an American actor.

Born in Clayton, John Anderson grew up in Quincy and Adams County. Prior to a prolific acting career, Anderson served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II where he met artist Orazio Fumagalli who became one of his best lifelong friends.

He was known for several roles, including his recurring and best known role in MacGyver as Harry Jackson, MacGyver's grandfather. Earlier work included appearances on many Western series, including The Californians, Gunsmoke (twelve times), Robert Culp's Trackdown, The Rifleman (eleven times), The Virginian (six times), Laramie (five times), The Big Valley in various roles, Outlaws (twice as Simon Shaw), The Rat Patrol (four times, three as the same character), Perry Mason (three times), Overland Trail, The Legend of Jesse James, an eccentric farmer who jealously guards his prize watermelon with a shotgun in "For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon," part of Disney's "Wonderful World of Color," Man Without a Gun, Hawaii Five-O, and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp as Virgil Earp. He portrayed Franklin D. Roosevelt in the popular TV miniseries Backstairs at the White House (1979). He portrayed the character Kevin Uxbridge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Survivors". Anderson played the role of Dr. Herbert Stiles in a series arc of CBS's Dallas.

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