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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Royals pitcher Danny Duffy refused to make any excuses after he was cited for driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb last weekend, an embarrassing headache for a club already struggling on the field.
Robert Romines, superintendent in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, had just two or three vacancies to fill at this time last year.
The 56-year-old, who is the grandson of a poor Polish immigrant, grew up in a middle-class family in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
Everybody wants to walk and bike and be more in the community than in a suburb.
Here are five things to do in the western suburbs Aug. 11-13: Swalla: Jason Derulo will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
Then last week, Portillo's confirmed another location in Maple Grove, a Minneapolis suburb, while also filing an application for another location in Apple Valley.
Suburbs, rural areas DPS officials stress that their data doesn’t represent all the speeding tickets issued in Texas.
For those who live in the port city’s expansive seaside suburbs, there are further compensations: big houses with poolside bars, bevies of servants and, behind high walls and security guards, night spots as fancy as any in Dubai or Mumbai.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
SUBURB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suburb for English Language Learners
: a town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city
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