UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International

Teen to be tried as adult in alleged attack on gender activist

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old boy accused of setting a transgender activist on fire on an Oakland city bus will be tried as an adult, a California judge has ruled.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
By United Press International
Anna Nicole opera to be staged in London

Anna Nicole opera to be staged in London

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- An opera inspired by the life of former U.S. model and television personality Anna Nicole Smith is to premiere at London's Royal Opera House, the BBC said.

Reports: Man says he sold steroids to pros

LAKELAND, Fla., May 28 (UPI) -- A Lakeland, Fla., man claims he sold steroids to members of the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals, various media reports said.

Privacy advocate blasts British data plans

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- The British information commissioner says government plans to collect data on every phone call made and e-mail message sent in the country goes too far.

Kentucky couple apologizes for loan fraud

COVINGTON, Ky., July 1 (UPI) -- A Kentucky entrepreneur and his wife have pleaded guilty and apologized for their loan fraud, which almost caused the collapse of their local bank.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2008.
By United Press International
Anna Nicole Smith opera in the works

Anna Nicole Smith opera in the works

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- The British co-creator of "Jerry Springer: The Opera" said he is working on a new opera inspired by the life of late U.S. sex symbol Anna Nicole Smith.

Biosensors partners with SecureTeq

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 4 (UPI) -- Maryland-based Innovative Biosensors Inc. announced it has partnered with SecureTeq Corp. to offer greater biological threat detection capabilities.

Carnegie Hall to welcome 'Springer' opera

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- New York's Carnegie Hall will soon be the site of two performances of "Jerry Springer -- The Opera," thanks to the efforts of two Broadway producers.

IBI releases bio-threat detection system

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Officials at Maryland-based Innovative Biosensors Inc. announced the launch of a new biological detection and identification system.

Fight over sex education goes to court

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Maryland court is being asked to decide whether Montgomery County schools can launch a controversial new sex education curriculum this fall.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2007.

Mislabeled beer nets $172 ticket

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis., May 25 (UPI) -- Police in Port Washington, Wis., issued a $172 citation to a bar after inspectors found a half-barrel of Coors Light connected to a Miller Lite handle.
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Richard Thomas
“The Waltons” Michael Learned and Richard Thomas clutch their Emmy’s at the 25th annual Emmy Awards Presentations. Michael won her Emmy for best Actress in a Series and Richard won his for Best Actor in a Series for his portrayal of John-boy in “The Waltons” series, while Michael plays his mother. The show was also voted the Outstanding Drama series of the year. (UPI Photo/jb/Files)

Richard Earl Thomas (born June 13, 1951) is an American actor, best known as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons.

Thomas was born Richard Earl Thomas in New York City, the son of Barbara (née Fallis) and Richard S. Thomas. His parents were dancers with the New York City Ballet and owned the New York School of Ballet. He attended The Allen Stevenson School and The McBurney School in Manhattan. Thomas was seven when he made his Broadway debut in Sunrise at Campobello (1958) playing John Roosevelt, son of future U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Thomas soon began his television career. In 1959, he appeared in the presentation of Ibsen's A Doll's House with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer and Hume Cronyn. He then began acting in daytime TV, appearing in soap operas such as The Edge of Night (as Ben Schultz, 1961) and As the World Turns (as Tom Hughes, 1966-67), which were broadcast from his native Manhattan.

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