Monday, February 27, 2006

Dennis Weaver Rides Into The Sunset

As regular readers may have deduced, I am a big fan of the television show, Gunsmoke... especially the earlier -- and much grittier -- black and white episodes. So, it was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Dennis Weaver.

Mr. Weaver superbly played Chester Goode, Marshal Dillon's simple, yet honest and loyal, assistant. The media mistakenly reports that Chester was Marshal Dillon's deputy; this is not true. Chester was never deputized and typically did not carry a gun. He simply helped the marshal and was his friend... not a deputy.

Dennis Weaver went on to a very successful TV and movie career, and I enjoyed watching him introduce movies on the Western Channel.

Here is a signed photo (as Chester) I obtained directly from Dennis Weaver several years ago.

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Thursday, February 23, 2006

UACC Suspends Two Registered Dealers

From the UACC Website:

The UACC Registered Dealer Review Committee has fielded complaints and has suspended two from the Registered Dealer Program. Permanent suspension was handed down to Myron Ross and his company, 'Heroes & Legends', who were RD018. A one year suspension was given to Robert L. Polk Autographs, who is RD041.

Friday, February 17, 2006

My GEM MINT 10.0

I haven't posted here or much on any message boards in the past week or so, but I have a good excuse.

She arrived at 9:58 pm on Friday February 10.

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