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2008-07-02 09:00:31

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- McCloud Development Corporation today announced the first phase of development of a unique destination resort community located on the southern flanks of Mt. Shasta in the town of McCloud, California. This phase, Shasta Pines, is a subdivision consisting of seven home sites that will be available July 2, 2008. The goal of the Shasta Pines phase is to create a unique collection of green homes, each with its own set of sustainable features that are built...

2008-06-23 00:00:09

By Stephanie Sanchez, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jun. 23--You really want to know what goes on inside the mind of Yuma County Supervisor Russell McCloud? McCloud said he built a Web site for county residents and specifically residents in District 2 so they can read his blogs about county issues, communicate directly with him by e-mail and receive feedback. "I was looking for a modern way to communicate with constituents," he said. "I realized that it's difficult, unless there's something...

2006-02-27 15:21:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, a onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild who earned an Emmy Award in 1959 for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke," died on February 24 at his home in Ridgway, Colorado, due to complications from cancer,...

2006-02-27 15:12:50

In 6th paragraph please read "Marshal Matt Dillon" instead of "sheriff Matt Dillon' By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, a onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild who earned an Emmy Award in 1959 for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke,"...

2006-02-27 14:41:05

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for playing the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, a onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild who earned an Emmy Award in 1959 for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke," died on February 24 at his home in Ridgway, Colorado, due to complications from cancer,...

2006-02-27 13:07:14

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Dennis Weaver, best known for his television roles as the loyal, limping deputy to Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" and as the urban lawman with a cowboy hat on "McCloud," has died at age 81, his publicist said on Monday. Weaver, who earned an Emmy Award in the 1950s for playing the lame sidekick Chester Goode on "Gunsmoke," died on February 24 at his home in Ridgway, Colorado, due to complications from cancer, his spokesman, Julian Myers, said.


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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