Saturday’s news items [interesting read: a column; Library glam & more] – 8/29/2020

“Pithole City once was a booming oil town after the discovery of oil and the site of the first commercial oil well in the united states just six miles away. In just five years, the town was reduced to just a couple hundred people. JUSTIN MERRIMAN”

No message; just an interesting column | “Salena Zito column: A historical city went from boom to bust in the blink of an eye.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

Admittedly, a language thorn | “Use vs utilize.” Seemingly everyone uses the word “utilize” to excess. “The words use and utilize are increasingly used interchangeably, but in truth, these two words do not mean exactly the same thing. The word use may always be substituted for the word utilize, but the reverse is not true.” Folks who want to appear superior or high highfalutin are the ones we see using the word utilize more.

 

Great idea: Show your support for the Columbia Public Library

It’s not hard to make a statement; to stand for something | ”Mike Tomlin, Steelers speak up about social unrest prior to night scrimmage at Heinz Field” Penn Live

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