Mobile, Alabama

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on 7 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. James E. George; and delivered on 14 June 1944. Chartered to Pacific Tankers Inc., she spent the rest of the War supporting allied forces overseas (during which time she was awarded the National Defense Service Medal), until returned to the Maritime Commission on 20 April 1946 and laid up at the Maritime Commission Reserve Fleet at Mobile, Alabama. Acquired by the Navy on 17 November 1947, she was designated as '''''Mission Capistrano'' (AO‑112

a Maritime Commission contract by Marine Ship Corporation, Sausalito (Sausalito, California), California; launched 28 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. S. D. Bechtel; and delivered 22 July 1944. Operated, under charter, by Los Angeles Tanker Operators Inc., she spent the remainder of the War transporting fuel to Allied forces in the western Pacific (Pacific Ocean), during which time she was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. She continued in these duties until 26 April


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"habs" Lt. Beedy said that if the fire had gotten worse than it was, there could have been injuries or deaths, saying "He endangered a lot of people." According to Lt. Beedy, building security cameras caught Shorrosh on camera entering and exiting the trash room of the building. Police Chief David Carpenter told WKRG (w:WKRG) ''News 5'', the CBS (w:CBS) affiliate in Mobile (w:Mobile, Alabama), that Shorrosh used an accelerant (w:accelerant) to start the fire, in what police believe was an attempt to burn the building down. The Government Accountability Office (w:Government Accountability Office) on June 18 called for a re-run of the bidding for the U.S. Air Force $40 billion tanker contract (w:KC-X), citing major flaws in the procurement process. This imperils the Northrop Grumman (w:Northrop Grumman) and EADS North America (w:EADS North America) plan to assemble the planes in Mobile (w:Mobile, Alabama), Alabama (w:Alabama).


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, damaged eastern sections of the city with extensive flooding in downtown, the Battleship Parkway, and the elevated Jubilee Parkway.


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: www.followthedrinkinggourd.org Collection_Story.htm title Collection Story work ''Follow the Drinking Gourd:'' A Cultural History author Joel Bresler publisher followthedrinkinggourd.org accessdate 2011-06-18 It had been discovered by H. B. Parks, an entomologist and amateur folklorist. According to the article by Parks, Peg Leg Joe, an operative of the Underground Railroad, passing himself off as a journeyman laborer, traveled from plantation to plantation


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. Their turbo-electric propulsion (Marine propulsion) system delivered 6,000 shaft horsepower, with maximum thrust of Lt. Beedy said that if the fire had gotten worse than it was, there could have been injuries or deaths, saying "He endangered a lot of people." According to Lt. Beedy, building security cameras caught Shorrosh on camera entering and exiting the trash room of the building. Police Chief David Carpenter told WKRG (w:WKRG) ''News 5'', the CBS (w:CBS) affiliate in Mobile (w:Mobile, Alabama), that Shorrosh used an accelerant (w:accelerant) to start the fire, in what police believe was an attempt to burn the building down. The Government Accountability Office (w:Government Accountability Office) on June 18 called for a re-run of the bidding for the U.S. Air Force $40 billion tanker contract (w:KC-X), citing major flaws in the procurement process. This imperils the Northrop Grumman (w:Northrop Grumman) and EADS North America (w:EADS North America) plan to assemble the planes in Mobile (w:Mobile, Alabama), Alabama (w:Alabama).


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Pearlman title Orlando Jones He moved to Mauldin, South Carolina, when he was a teen and graduated from Mauldin High School in 1985. One of his early acting experiences involved playing a werewolf in a haunted house to help raise money for the junior senior prom. Jones enrolled in the College of Charleston, South Carolina. He left in 1990 without finishing his degree. DATE OF BIRTH April 10, 1968 PLACE OF BIRTH Mobile, Alabama, United States


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program) Today Show '', ''Early Show'', ''MTV'', ''The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'', ''Extra (Extra (TV series))'', and others. November was a special month for Bo. He was named "Heartland Hero of the Week" on John Kasich's show, ''Heartland (Heartland with John Kasich)'' for giving up his house to the family displaced by Hurricane Katrina and for using his music to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. In November 2005, People (magazine) People


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;, which began in 1955 on WKRG-TV. She also appeared on the station's daily midday program ''Woman's World''. After the programs ended in 1981, Hope became the station's goodwill ambassador for cooking and food-related events. DATE OF BIRTH August 22, 1904 PLACE OF BIRTH Mobile (Mobile, Alabama), Alabama, U.S.A. DATE OF DEATH January 25, 1993 Early years Allison was raised in Monroeville, Alabama, just north of Mobile (Mobile, Alabama). Raised


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by the Navy on 15 November 1940, and commissioned four days later for transfer to a shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, for conversion to a Naval ammunition ship, with Lt. Cmdr. A. B. Kerr in command. She was re-commissioned in her modified form on 27 March 1941, with Commander Russell S. Berkey of the U.S. Navy in command. The growth in RSA's asset base is largely the result of a number of highly-public developments and acquisitions. To those in Alabama, the most visible RSA development is the highly successful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which features eleven golf course complexes throughout the state and attracts considerable tourist revenue and out-of-state publicity. Bronner directed the fund to purchase a large interest in US Airways, which resulted in him briefly serving as the airline's chairman. RSA has also been a major backer of Community Newspaper Holdings, a chain of over 100 small-market newspapers based in Birmingham, Alabama. The RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile, Alabama is another of Bronner's developments. He also directed the RSA to purchase Raycom Media, now the fifth largest owner of local television stations, with over 50, in the nation. The next day ''Iris'' departed New York Harbor for Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz), Mexico, where she arrived on 11 December. With the exception of a brief visit to Mobile, Alabama in February 1848 and a voyage to Pensacola, Florida in September, ''Iris'' remained on duty in the vicinity of Vera Cruz for the next year. During the closing months of the Mexican-American War, she assisted in maintaining the blockade of the coast of Mexico and protected the Army (United States Army)'s water communications. Thereafter she vigilantly protected United States interests in that volatile area lest trouble break out anew. The ship then took up blockade duty off Mobile, Alabama. On the afternoon of the 11th, her masthead lookout reported "black smoke bearing about south", and ''San Jacinto'' set out in pursuit of the steamer. During the chase, the lookout spotted blockade runner ''Fox'', aground and burning. About dusk, ''San Jacinto'' changed course for Mobile, hoping to intercept the fleeing vessel if she attempted to dash into that port. This strategy proved sound for, early the next morning, the Union steam frigate found that her quarry was again within sight; and the chase began again. Near the Chandeleur Islands, ''San Jacinto'' anchored in shoal water and sent her first cutter after the steamer. That evening shortly before twilight, the blockade runner—which happened to bear the name of the frigate's old adversary, ''Alabama''—ran ashore and was abandoned. Before ''San Jacinto'''s cutter could reach the prize, the Union blockader ''Eugenie'' arrived upon the scene and took possession of the blockade runner. ''South Carolina'' engaged Confederate batteries at Galveston on 3 August. On 11 September, she made a prize of Galveston steamer ''Anna Taylor'', laden with coffee and masquerading as the Tampico ship, ''Solodad Cos''. She captured schooners ''Ezilda'' and ''Joseph H. Toone'' off Southwest Pass on 4 October; and, on the 16th, took ''Edward Barnard'', after that British schooner had run the blockade out of Mobile, Alabama, with 600 barrels of turpentine. On the 17th of October, she joined the USS Vincennes (1826) in pursuit of the CSS Ivy up the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi. She fired on the Ivy, and one other Confederate steamer, but both escaped. ORN I, v. 16, p. 724. Mardi Gras era In 1872, Memphis as much of the South, was suffering from the devastation of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The city fathers thought that Memphis needed some show of civic pride that would bring the residents together for a common good and demonstrate to the outside world that the city was alive and well. They decided on a Mardi Gras celebration to help re-invigorate the spirits of the population. The city of Memphis celebrated Mardi Gras, and a Carnival season based on the traditional Christian liturgical calendar just before the season of Lent, similar to what is still practiced in cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, Galveston, Texas, Venice, Italy and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was largely staged by secret societies, or a “krewe” system, but mostly through the efforts of the Mystic Society of the Memphi. The societies held massive parades, elaborate balls and parties, to celebrate during this festive season. However, Memphis experienced the devastation of a yellow fever epidemic which along with cholera wiped out much of the city's population. Mardi Gras celebrations in Memphis slowly ceased to exist, and by the late 1890's, the Mystic Memphi and other societies, as well as the Mardi Gras festivals as a whole were no longer an active institution in the city. The station signed-on February 15, 1981 (1981 in television) as Jacksonville's first Independent (Independent station (North America)) outlet. Airing an analog signal on UHF channel 30, it used the call sign '''WAWS-TV''' which were sequentially assigned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The station's original owner was Malrite Television and it had a general entertainment format of cartoons, movies, sitcoms, and drama shows. The call letters were modified by dropping the use of the '''-TV''' suffix on October 8, 1981. On October 9, 1986, WAWS became a charter affiliate of Fox. In 1989, Malrite sold the station to Clear Channel Communications, a fast-growing broadcasting conglomerate based in San Antonio, Texas. That company had earlier purchased the first Independent station in the nearby Pensacola (Pensacola, Florida) Mobile, Alabama market (media market), WPMI-TV (now an NBC affiliate) and was Clear Channel's first television station. Rise To Fame Liddell made his UFC debut in 1998 during UFC 17 in Mobile, Alabama, with a decision victory over Noe Hernandez. Despite a Technical submission loss to top contender Jeremy Horn shortly after, Liddell began establishing his reputation as a top contender with dominant victories over Kevin Randleman, Murilo Bustamante, Vitor Belfort, Amar Suloev, Jeff Monson, Renato Sobral and Tito Ortiz. Liddell was also the first UFC fighter currently on the roster to go fight in Pride (Pride Fighting Championships) where he represented the organization against fellow kickboxer Guy Mezger, knocking him out cold in one of the most exciting fights in the earlier days of MMA (Mixed martial arts). Lt. Beedy said that if the fire had gotten worse than it was, there could have been injuries or deaths, saying "He endangered a lot of people." According to Lt. Beedy, building security cameras caught Shorrosh on camera entering and exiting the trash room of the building. Police Chief David Carpenter told WKRG (w:WKRG) ''News 5'', the CBS (w:CBS) affiliate in Mobile (w:Mobile, Alabama), that Shorrosh used an accelerant (w:accelerant) to start the fire, in what police believe was an attempt to burn the building down. The Government Accountability Office (w:Government Accountability Office) on June 18 called for a re-run of the bidding for the U.S. Air Force $40 billion tanker contract (w:KC-X), citing major flaws in the procurement process. This imperils the Northrop Grumman (w:Northrop Grumman) and EADS North America (w:EADS North America) plan to assemble the planes in Mobile (w:Mobile, Alabama), Alabama (w:Alabama).


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p 31 Father Coyle was the Knights of Columbus chaplain of Birmingham, Alabama Council 666. Following the catastrophic landfall of Hurricane Katrina near New Orleans in August, 2005, Plenty volunteers were among the first on the scene, often working to circumvent the obstruction of federal emergency response, law enforcement and military authorities while organizing local emergency responders on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis to deliver essential

Mobile, Alabama

'''Mobile''' ( making it the third most populous city in the State (U.S. state) of Alabama, the most populous in Mobile County, and the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast (Gulf Coast of the United States) between New Orleans, Louisiana (New Orleans), and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Alabama's only saltwater port, Mobile is located at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast.

Mobile began as the first capital of colonial French Louisiana (Louisiana (New France)) in 1702. During its first 100 years, Mobile was a colony of France (Early Modern France), then Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain), and lastly Spain. Mobile first became a part of the United States of America in 1813, with the annexation of West Florida under President James Madison. In 1861 Alabama joined the Confederate States of America, which surrendered in 1865.

As one of the Gulf Coast (Gulf Coast of the United States)'s cultural centers, Mobile has several art museums, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, a professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture. In 2005 the first integrated mystic society had a parade for Mardi Gras.

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