Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

Blockbuster: Warren ancestors rounded up Cherokees for Trail of Tears


Jonathan Crawford, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford’s husband and apparently Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. While under Dunlap’s command he was a member of Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion, and Captain Richard E. Waterhouse’s Company.


These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  


I use scottrade and they will have FB too.

Business & Money

Giant online discount brokerage E-Trade has begun offering its retail clients a slice of Facebook‘s highly-anticipated IPO, making good on Mark Zuckerberg‘s desire to give casual investors the chance to participate in the red-hot stock offering. E-Trade customers can now place a conditional order for Facebook shares at the company’s IPO Center, but the actual amount of stock they stand to receive will depend on the size of E-Trade’s overall allocation, and the number of clients who express interest. E-Trade declined to comment on the offering.

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24/7 Wall St.

In the land of telecom and communications equipment and services, perhaps Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is only the second worst company of the last decade of the old one-stop leaders.  At least it has Nortel to point to as the worst.  Alcatel-Lucent has been a disaster for shareholders and today’s latest earnings report is not going to make matters much better.  Back when the Alcatel and Lucent merger was announced there was a huge concern over the advantages that the French company would get because of that massive patent portfolio of Bell Labs.  But it seems nothing can help Alcatel-Lucent.  Things sound good on the surface because of a small profit, but there is very little good news in the earnings report.

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