Why are they called the Alabama Hills when they aren’t in Alabama?It seems odd to have an area in California, clear across the country from the state of Alabama, named the Alabama Hills. This area is actually named for a Confederate warship named the Alabama. Many miners in the Lone Pine area were Confederate sympathizers, and hearing about the exploits of the warship, The Alabama, they named numerous mining claims in honor of it.
Does this leave us? If you want to be cheered rather than jeered for your attention to language, save for those occasions when the subject is something that resembles a fact, but isn one. Or for things that are useless [and] unsubstantiated. For everything else, the simple word is accurate and you can save yourself a syllable..
RUST: The Rockefeller family, as well as several other shareholders of Exxon Mobil stock, are concerned that domestic and international policies that would curb greenhouse gas emissions will have an effect on Exxon Mobil’s core business. And they are looking for Exxon Mobil to discuss what those reductions might look like in terms of its bottom line. I think they’re concerned about things called stranded assets, which would be oil and gas reserves that Exxon Mobil has invested in but will not be able to tap into if these policies are enacted..
Bob Maloney, director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management in Baltimore, said his city spent $10 million in UASI money to build compatible regional communications with enough redundancy to work even if part of the system is knocked out. But with Baltimore on the list of cities that could be cut from the program and with Maryland facing a projected 2012 budget shortfall of $1.4 billion, Maloney doesn’t know where he will find the $850,000 he needs each year just to maintain the system. “It’s disastrous,” he said..
MILLER: The 38 year old advertising executive is five months pregnant with her second child. She says with everything else that could go wrong with the pregnancy, a mosquito borne virus was the last thing on her mind until a few days ago. But her doctor says that she does not need to take advantage of the free testing offered by the Health Department..
Keep in mind, you should feel comfortable when wearing your new swimsuit. If you’re into swimming, I recommend a one piece swimsuit. Find a suit that provides comfortable shoulder straps, along with a stretchy fabric that won’t creep up the backside when you swim.
After a bloody civil war, he was ousted and later killed and now Libya is trying to rebuild itself. But the process has been slow. The divided nation still has a weak government and is awash with weapons. But here is what will happen on Tuesday. In the Eastern time zone, the numbers will add up and Clinton will be the presumptive nominee. Not the official nominee, as that will depend on the convention.