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UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

A big weekend in Thoroughbred racing points toward some potential champions -- but which ones will live up to that potential?
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
TNT plans 'Dallas' marathon ahead of Season 3 premiere

TNT plans 'Dallas' marathon ahead of Season 3 premiere

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- TNT said Monday it plans to air a 25-hour marathon of "Dallas" ahead of the Texas-set drama's Season 3 premiere.

Five in United States arrested in global hacking scheme

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Five U.S. citizens have been charged with fraud in a global operation in which computer hackers stole and then sold email account passwords, prosecutors said.
AnnaLynne McCord to guest star on 'Dallas'

AnnaLynne McCord to guest star on 'Dallas'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- AnnaLynne McCord has signed on for a multiple-episode, guest-starring role on the Texas-set drama series "Dallas," TNT announced Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
TNT picks up 'Dallas' for another season

TNT picks up 'Dallas' for another season

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- TNT has renewed "Dallas" -- the drama about the wealthy, feuding Ewing family -- for a 15-episode third season, Warner Bros. Television said Tuesday.

Japan lodges protest with U.S.

TOKYO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Japan, following up on the arrest of two U.S. sailors for alleged rape of a Japanese woman, Wednesday demanded the United States enforce stricter discipline.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
By United Press International
TNT renews 'Dallas' for second season

TNT renews 'Dallas' for second season

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- TNT says it has ordered a 15-episode second season of its American nighttime soap "Dallas."
TNT starts shooting 'Dallas' re-boot

TNT starts shooting 'Dallas' re-boot

DALLAS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- TNT says it began shooting its new edition of the drama series "Dallas" on location in Texas this week.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
By United Press International
Hagman, Gray set for 'Dallas' pilot

Hagman, Gray set for 'Dallas' pilot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, the stars of "Dallas," are to headline the pilot for an updated version of the nighttime soap opera, TNT announced.

Man flees courtroom, drowns in river

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A man drowned in the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after running from a courtroom Friday when a judge revoked his bond and ordered him to jail.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Langer leads Administaff by four shots

SPRINGFIELD, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer shot a course-record 62 Friday to open a four-shot lead after one round of the Administaff Classic at Springfield, Texas.
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Boris Becker returns against John Ross of Gainesville, FL, in third round action of the Sovran bank/D.C. National Tennis Classic ion Washington on July 30, 1987. (UPI Photo/Tim Clary/Files)
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John Ross Ewing, Jr., more commonly known as J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was a central, nefarious figure on the hit CBS television series Dallas (1978–1991). J.R. was a covetous, egocentric, and amoral oil baron, who was constantly plotting subterfuges to plunder his foes and their Texas-sized wallets.

The concept was a blend of "Bonanza" with a rich, western patriarch and his three dissimilar sons, and "Romeo and Juliet" with two star-crossed lovers whose families are sworn enemies. The thrust of the series was initially the feuding families, with J.R. just a supporting character. However, his popularity grew and the producers acknowledged he became the "break-out character". Two highly rated 1980 episodes became pop culture zeniths. In "A House Divided" and "Who Done It?", the audience witnessed J.R. being shot by an unknown assailant. After the cliffhanger was broadcast in March, the audience had to wait until the October conclusion. The summer of 1980 was all abuzz with a new national obsession known as "Who shot J.R.?". Riding the crest of his newfound popularity, Larry Hagman threatened to leave the series unless his contractual demands were met. CBS leaked rumors of recasting, but the actor eventually prevailed.

J.R. Ewing is considered one of television's most popular characters.

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