Where is a good place between MA and MS to stop for the night? I”m driving there and this is my 1st road trip?

Question by sailorchick8786: Where is a good place between MA and MS to stop for the night? I”m driving there and this is my 1st road trip?
I’m not sure how to go about planning this. I know that its going to take about 23 hours not giving traffic a thought. Should I book a hotel ahead and make little stops goal destinations for the trip??

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Answer by NOLA guy
The map programs simply divide the miles by 70mph and don’t even take stopping for fuel into account.

Boston to Jackson is over 1400 miles, and Boston to Gulfport is almost 1500 miles (which is closer to 30 hours of driving).

Boston to Washington, DC is about 450 miles. You almost certainly will encounter heavy traffic in the “Boston-Washington corridor” so try to get through it on the first day. Stop for the night somewhere in VA past Washington, such as Winchester, VA.


Knoxville, TN is about halfway between Winchester, VA and Jackson, MS..


Have your car serviced & inspected by a real mechanic before leaving home. Make sure you know how to change the tire, and that the spare is good. Also make sure your registration, inspection sticker, & proof of insurance are up-to-date.

Yes, make hotel reservations. Note that “government/military rate” is NOT always the best rate at a hotel but do ask.


Hope you have a great trip!

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The Marriott Hotel Amman in November 2008! Rare view! Enjoy Jordan!:) Thanks to heavy security it is impossible to get a decent shot nearer from this landmark hotel in the jordanian capital! Cherish the hospitality!:)

The Marriott Hotel Amman in November 2008! Rare view! Enjoy Jordan!:) Thanks to heavy security it is impossible to get a decent shot nearer from this landmark hotel in the jordanian capital! Cherish the hospitality!:)
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Rare photo from the front of the hotel with good views all around the building! ( November 2008 ). MORE ABOUT MARRIOTT:

Marriott was founded by J. Willard Marriott 1927 when he and his wife opened a root beer stand in Washington D.C..[4] As a missionary in the sweltering, humid summers in Washington, Marriott was convinced that what the city needed was a such a place to get a cool drink.[5] They later expanded their enterprises into a chain of restaurants and hotels.[6]
Marriott hotel located at Tampa International Airport, taken from top level of parking garage

The Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia is Marriott International’s longest operating hotel, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009.[7] Their son and current Chairman and Chief Executve Officer, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr. has led the company to spectacular worldwide growth. Today, Marriott International has about 3,150 lodging properties located in the United States and 67 other countries and territories.

Marriott International was formed in 1992 when Marriott Corporation split into two companies, Marriott International and Host Marriott Corporation.

In 2002 Marriott International began a major restructuring by spinning off many Senior Living Services Communities (which is now part of Sunrise Senior Living) and Marriott Distribution Services, so that it could focus on hotel ownership and management. The changes were completed in 2003.[8]
Marriott International headquarters in the Bethesda area of unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Singapore Marriott Hotel

In April 1995, Marriott International acquired a 49% interest in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC.[9] Marriott International believed that it could increase sales and profit margins at the Ritz, a troubled chain with a significant number of properties either losing money or barely breaking even. The cost of Marriott’s initial investment was estimated to be about 0 million in cash and assumed debt. The next year, Marriott spent 1 million to take over the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta and buy a majority interest in two properties owned by William Johnson, a real estate developer who had purchased the Boston Ritz Carlton in 1983 and expanded his Ritz holdings over the next twenty years.

The Ritz began expansion into the lucrative timeshare market among other new initiatives made financially possible by the deep pockets of Marriott, which also lent its own in-house expertise in certain areas. There were other benefits for Ritz-Carlton flowing from its relationship with Marriott, such as being able to take advantage of the parent company’s reservation system and buying power. The partnership was solidified in 1998 when Marriott boosted its interest in Ritz-Carlton to 99 percent. By 1999 revenues from the 35 hotels it operated around the world totaled about .4 billion.

Marriott International owned Ramada International Hotels & Resorts until its sale on September 15, 2004 to Cendant. It is the first hotel chain to serve food that is completely free of trans fats at all of its North American properties.[10][11]

In 2005, Marriott International and Marriott Vacation Club International comprised two of the 53 entities that contributed the maximum of 0,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.

On July 19, 2006, Marriott announced that all lodging buildings they operate in the United States and Canada would become non-smoking beginning September 2006. "The new policy includes all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public space and employee work areas."


how can i add on to this to make a paragraph with about six sentences?

Question by Mom L: how can i add on to this to make a paragraph with about six sentences?
In spite of it all, I realized how different Virginia and
California’s weather conditions were.

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Answer by oldretiredfart
for instance, in California during the daytime it is______________ and __________, while in Virginia it is __________ and __________. during the night in December it is __________ in California and __ in Virginia. in the summer it is ___in north Calif and ______ in south Calif, and __in east Virginia and _______ in the western part of the state.

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Trophozoites of Naegleria fowleri in brain tissue, stained with H&E …item 2.. ‘Brain-eating amoeba’ claims second victim this month (August 17, 2011) …

Trophozoites of Naegleria fowleri in brain tissue, stained with H&E …item 2.. ‘Brain-eating amoeba’ claims second victim this month (August 17, 2011) …
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The amoeba — Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL-er-eye) — gets up the nose, burrows up into the skull and destroys brain tissue. It’s found in warm lakes and rivers during the hot summer months, mostly in the South.

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…..item 1)…. Yahoo! News … 3 die of rare brain infection from amoeba in water

By MIKE STOBBE – AP Medical Writer | AP – 21 hrs ago……Wednesday August 17, 2011…


ATLANTA (AP) — Two children and a young man have died this summer from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in water, health officials say.

This month, the rare infection killed a 16-year-old Florida girl, who fell ill after swimming, and a 9-year-old Virginia boy, who died a week after he went to a fishing day camp. The boy had been dunked the first day of camp, his mother told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Those cases are consistent with past cases, which are usually kids — often boys — who get exposed to the bug while swimming or doing water sports in warm ponds or lakes.

The third case, in Louisiana, was more unusual. It was a young man whose death in June was traced to the tap water he used in a device called a neti pot. It’s a small teapot-shaped container used to rinse out the nose and sinuses with salt water to relieve allergies, colds and sinus trouble.

Health officials later found the amoeba in the home’s water system. The problem was confined to the house; it wasn’t found in city water samples, said Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana’s state epidemiologist.
The young man, who was only identified as in his 20s and from southeast Louisiana, had not been swimming nor been in contact with surface water, Ratard added.

He said only sterile, distilled, or boiled water should be used in neti pots.

The illness is extremely rare. About 120 U.S. cases — almost all of them deaths — have been reported since the amoeba was identified in the early 1960s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About three deaths are reported each year, on average. Last year, there were four.

There are no signs that cases are increasing, said Jonathan Yoder, who coordinates surveillance of waterborne diseases for the CDC.

The amoeba — Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL-er-eye) — gets up the nose, burrows up into the skull and destroys brain tissue. It’s found in warm lakes and rivers during the hot summer months, mostly in the South.

It’s a medical mystery why some people who swim in amoeba-containing water get the fatal nervous system condition while many others don’t, experts say.

But the cases that do occur tend to be tragic, and there’s only been one report of successful treatment.
"It’s very difficult to treat. Most people die from it," Ratard said.


AP writer Stephanie Nano in New York contributed to this report.


CDC: www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria
…..item 2)…. Yahoo! News … THE LOOKOUT … ‘Brain-eating amoeba’ claims second victim this month

By Zachary Roth | The Lookout – Wed, Aug 17, 2011


A parasite known as the "brain-eating amoeba" has claimed its second young American victim this month.

Christian Strickland, a 9-year-old from Henrico County in Virginia contracted an infection after visiting a fishing camp in his state. He died of meningitis on August 5.

This week, health department officials confirmed that the deadly amoeba–officially known as "Naegleria fowleri"–was to blame.

"Sadly, we have had a Naegleria infection in Virginia this summer," Dr. Keri Hall of the Virginia Department of Health, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch. "It’s important that people be aware of . . . safe swimming messages."

Earlier this month, Courtney Nash succumbed to the brain-eating amoeba after diving off a dock into the St. John’s River at her grandmother’s house in Florida.

According to her mother Patricia Nash, Courtney decided before her death to become an organ donor. "I didn’t get my miracle, but she has performed other miracles," Patricia told local station WESH. "If we can save other people’s lives so they don’t have to go through what I just went though, this could be a blessing in disguise."

Usually found in warm, stagnant water in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers, the parasite "enters the nasal passages … and migrates to the olfactory nerves, eventually invading the brain," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It almost always causes meningitis. Symptoms include fever, nausea, stiff neck and a frontal headache.

Thirty-two infections of the parasite were reported in the U.S. between 2001 and 2010, CDC spokeswoman Christine Pearson told The Lookout, adding that infections are almost always deadly. That included two children in Phoenix who are thought to have contracted it through the domestic water supply in 2002.

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Got to live in Chesapeake, Virginia to know. Who will do better this year in FB Deep Creek or Western Branch?

Question by baysidesfinest: Got to live in Chesapeake, Virginia to know. Who will do better this year in FB Deep Creek or Western Branch?

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My money’s on Western Branch…

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Does this bode badly for the C0bama (SWT) News Network?

Question by Randa: Does this bode badly for the C0bama (SWT) News Network?
October 26, 2009, 1:42 pm

CNN Drops to Last Place Among Cable News Networks

By Bill Carter

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper

CNN, which invented the cable news network more than two decades ago, will hit a new competitive low with its prime-time programs in October, finishing fourth – and last – among the cable news networks with the audience that all the networks rely on for their advertising.

The official monthly numbers will be finalized at 4 p.m. Monday and will include results from Friday. CNN executives conceded that will not change the competitive standing for the month. CNN will still be last in prime time.

That means CNN’s programs were behind not only Fox News and MSNBC, but even its own sister network HLN (formerly Headline News.) Three of its four shows between 7 and 11 p.m. finished fourth and last among the cable news networks. That was the first time CNN had finished that poorly with its prime-time shows.

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Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly

The results demonstrate once more the apparent preference of viewers for opinion-oriented shows from the news networks in prime time.

CNN has steered opinion hosts like Nancy Grace to HLN, while maintaining more news-oriented shows on CNN itself. When news events are not being intensely followed, CNN executives acknowledge, viewers seem to be looking for partisan views more than objective coverage.

Individually, the CNN shows were beaten resoundingly by all the Fox News programs, but also lost to all of the MSNBC programs, including a repeat of Keith Olbermann’s 8 p.m. edition of “Countdown,” which beat the 10 p.m. hour of CNN’s signature prime-time program, “Anderson Cooper 360.”

Again that was a first.

Mr. Cooper had 211,000 viewers to 223,000 for Mr. Olbermann’s repeat. That meant Mr. Cooper finished fourth and last in the 10 p.m. hour because, besides being well behind the leader, Greta Van Susteren, who had 538,000 viewers, he was also beaten by a repeat of Nancy Grace’s 8 p.m. show on HLN, which averaged 222,000.

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MSNBC’s Keith Olberman

For the month, CNN averaged 202,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 – the group that television news organizations use as their basis of success because of their advertising sales. That was far behind the dominant leader, Fox News, which averaged 689,000. But it also trailed MSNBC, which had 250,000 viewers in that group and HLN, which had 221,000.

The only CNN show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. that did not finish last was Larry King, which was third, ahead of the new Joy Behar show on HLN. But Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News had a huge lead with 659,000 viewers in that age group. Second was Rachel Maddow on MSNBC with 242,000. Mr. King averaged 224,000 and Ms. Behar 181,000.

At 7 p.m. CNN’s host, Lou Dobbs was fourth, barely beaten by Jane Velez Mitchell on HLN, 166,000 to 162,000. The big winner was Shepard Smith on Fox with 465,000 viewers. Second was Chris Matthews and “Hardball” on MSNBC, with 179,000 viewers.

Keith Bedford for The New York Times
HLN’s Nancy Grace

CNN’s performance was worst in the 8 p.m. hour. Bill O’Reilly on Fox News continued his long dominance with the biggest numbers of any host, 881,000 viewers. Mr. Olbermann, with his first-run program, was second with 295,000. Close behind was the first edition of Ms. Grace’s show with 269,000. Campbell Brown on CNN trailed with only 162,000.

CNN executives emphasized that the network continues to draw more viewers than all its competitors except Fox News when all hours of the day are counted.

CNN released a statement Monday saying, “CNN’s ratings are always going to be more dependent on the news environment, much more so than opinion-based programming especially in prime time.”

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Answer by Saul
It’s on it’s way out.

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What do you think about this email hacked from the Climate Research Center?

Question by Classical Liberal (libertarian): What do you think about this email hacked from the Climate Research Center?
The Climatic Research Unit is a component of the University of East Anglia U.K. and is one of the leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.

It has around thirty research scientists and students and has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models.

From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,mann@virginia.edu, mhughes@ltrr.arizona.edu
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: k.briffa@uea.ac.uk,t.osborn@uea.ac.uk

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,
Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or first thing tomorrow. I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annual land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999 for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998. Thanks for the comments, Ray.


Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jones@uea.ac.uk

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Answer by liberal_60
I think it is insignificant. The deniers don’t have a clue as to what he is actually saying. They pick up on a couple of words in the email that sound as if Jones is being deceptive, and conclude that thousands of studies over the last 10 years are deceptions. If you want to understand what he is actually saying, spend some time looking at it carefully and doing some research.

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Is This A Scam Or A Real Sale?

Question by : Is This A Scam Or A Real Sale?
I ordered Pseudo Dreadlocks from a small business in located in Orlando, FL. I live in Virginia.
So she sent me an invoice for a payment to PayPal, and I paid about 203.00 for everything including 7-day shipping. I still have the receipts and the invoice.
It took about a month to make the dreads (she does them in her home) and not only has the month but the 7 day shipping has well passed.
I’m wondering if I was scammed? She has a legitimate website, Facebook and phone number. There were close to no misspellings in our emails back and forth, she used very proper language and punctuation and was very friendly. I emailed her and asked where they were, and she replied they should have been here by now, and that she’d contact the post office.
Is this all a cover-up or was my money really spent on those dreads?
I’ve been waiting a while for these, and I’ve been very anxious to receive them.
There is no tracking number, and “she” is a white woman named Katie who makes the dreads in her home. here’s the website.

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Answer by Rainbow Jeremy
Does it have a tracking number?
It could have been caught by customs or something? IDK, but I am waiting for a international order for like 3 months now, which should have taken like 9 days. Since it has no tracking number, it can’t be tracked. lol

Anyway, be patient I guess? SHe’ll contact the post office, just keep on waiting. Next time tho pls choose something else if u want something urgent. I hope you get your dreads very soon! 🙂 I am also waiting for another order lol, very anxiously! Probably, I didn’t help much, but my best wishes go to u! see u soon.

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Is any of this taught at U.S. schools or universities nowadays, since it is part of our history?

Question by : Is any of this taught at U.S. schools or universities nowadays, since it is part of our history?
While reading from the true life story “Seven Came Through” by Captain Edward Rickenbacker I decided to look him up on Wikipedia, and found, as usual, a wealth of information, including the story of William Lendrum “Billy” Mitchell who was among other things an aviator before and during WWI and was court-martialed, apparently for going too strongly against the obsolete visions of the Navy back then….I still have a lot of reading to do but one thing which greatly surprised me was the Matewan Massacre in West Virginia and which comes into the story by way of President Harding having “dispatched” Billy Mitchell to stop the warfare between all the groups there. The paragraph on this is rather small and I can’t see the connection between Mitchell who was a genius 100 years ahead of his time and a sort of prophet concerning the use of air craft bombardment, having anything to do with sorting out the disaster that took place in West Virginia!!!

When I was in grammar school few decades back we were shown a short documentary about police fighting and shooting with protesters, apparently before unions came to being, but I doubt it had to do with Matewan. Since English was my second language I know I missed out on a lot of things, but seeing how everyone protests about poor education in the U.S. now it makes me think that every subject should at least be touched upon so everyone at an earlier age can begin understanding more. I guess the end result of poor education is shouting matches between Democrats and Republicans, and every issue going unresolved.




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Answer by cjvw622
The topic is too specific for high school history, but it could certainly be taught in a college history or political science course that deals with those particular years.

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