scuttlebutt


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idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others

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The scuttlebutt in the capital is that internal security chief Zhou Yongkang, No.
In the second installment of Cigna's Health Care Reform series, listen to the latest insights on the elections, the Supreme Court hearings and Capitol Hill scuttlebutt.
And now the pair of dedicated tweeters are addressing the scuttlebutt -- although cryptically so -- on their Twitter accounts, which combined boast nearly 12 million followers.
Exercise Scuttlebutt, which was held over the Bank Holiday weekend, also allowed cadets to take part in clay range shooting and indoor range shooting.
Scuttlebutt - The latest word on new weapons and technologies
Significantly less than the previous weekend, possibly reflecting widespread scuttlebutt that the stand was not ready and chaos beckoned.
Scuttlebutt had it that conditions were far better in the Home Islands--how could they be much worse?
However, scuttlebutt from the Navy community claims that the rescue succeeded in spite of Obama's indecisiveness and interference, not because of his leadership.
The scuttlebutt, the best-guessing all week long was that he would go somewhere at the end of the trip," said Steve Thomma of McClatchy, who spoke via cell phone from Istanbul, where most of the White House press corps remained after the president left.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the scuttlebutt has it, has already had crew go through "a thorough grounding" in skills that range from fighting shipboard fires to "folding napkins.
The scuttlebutt was that paychecks weren't going to be issued until the next week," says Thomas, who pays frequent visits to patients at the facility, just east of River Road at 140 Green Lane.
This may all just be idle scuttlebutt, but just where is Wendy these days?
Of course by that time, the '10s will be here and they will no doubt bring with them more scuttlebutt and problems, dP
Said Hollywood Park president Jack Liebau: "The scuttlebutt I heard a long time ago was that they were going to have it at Oak Tree for 2009, too.
Scuttlebutt is that the coal industry, historically an alternative fuel for power generation when natural gas prices climb or supplies are limited, could very well be hit with more stringent pollution regulations.