Archive for May 2nd, 2020


From left: Officers Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) and Jim Reed (Kent McCord). Milner died September 6, 2015 of heart failure at age 83.

Actor Kent McCord (Kent Franklin McWhirter) is best known for his 
role as Officer Jim Reed on the television series
Adam-12. The
show ran from September 21, 1968, through May 20, 1975 on NBC 
and helped to introduce police procedures to the general public.  

Kent McCord | Kent McCord Picture #13381243 - 267 x 400 - FanPix.Net
Kent McCord will be 78 September 26.

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SLIDESHOW: Dennis Weaver's characters ranged from Dodge City to ...
Dennis Weaver as Chester Goode on Gunsmoke — Old Chester was
part of the Gunsmoke cast from 1955-1964 on CBS television.

One of Chester’s most noticeable features is his stiff right leg — the cause
of which is never explicitly stated, though it’s implied that he was injured
during the Civil War. In an interview conducted four years before his death,
Dennis revealed that he invented the character’s disability during his

Gunsmoke (1955)   Photos with Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver
From left: Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, and Melburn Stone.  

CTVA US Western - "Gunsmoke" (CBS)(1955-75) James Arness
James Arness (James King Aurness) starred as U.S. Marshal Matt

Gunsmoke' actor Dennis Weaver dies – Orange County Register
William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006)

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Is the Loch Ness monster just a big eel? | Science | AAAS

The modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes
local news on May 2, 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier relates an
account of a local couple who claim to have seen “an enormous animal
rolling and plunging on the surface.” The story of the “monster” (a moniker
chosen by the Courier editor) becomes a media phenomenon, with London newspapers sending correspondents to Scotland and a circus offering a
20,000 pound sterling reward for capture of the beast.

After the April 1933 sighting was reported in the newspaper on May 2,
interest steadily grew, especially after another couple claimed to have
seen the animal on land.

Amateur investigators have for decades kept an almost constant vigil,
and in the 1960s several British universities launched sonar expeditions
to the lake. Nothing conclusive was found, but in each expedition the
sonar operators detected some type of large, moving underwater

The Loch Ness Monster Turns 83: The Story of The Surgeon's ...

A plesiosaur and mosasaur.  An illustration from a 1908 "Outing
magazine" article.

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