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Deadwood

Anything that significantly reduces efficiency in an economy, company, or other organization. For example, if a company hires more employees than it needs so that there is not enough work for them all to do, then the extra employees are deadwood because they cost without adding value. Some social projects may encourage deadwood: for example, a government may deliberately hire too many postal workers to keep down unemployment figures even though the extra personnel may actually reduce the efficiency of the post office. See also: Dead weight loss, Featherbedding.
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And while Deadwood is coming to an end on television, it looks like it will continue on as specially-made films.
All I know about the real Swearengen is that he was making $5,000 a day in his saloon in Deadwood but he died broke in the Chicago stockyards 20 years later," he says.
The reality is everyone is an outlaw in Deadwood - the town is in Indian territory and so lies outside the laws of the United States.
While Lambert didn't specifically address Zachai's off-the-cuff suggestion, she did promise to bring back ideas - such as combining the Deadwood and Swisshome post offices.
This drilling will be used to confirm and extend historical Au-Cu results along a mineralized corridor from the Wild Rose to the Deadwood Zone.
Indeed, the owners of stores adjacent to two of the three post offices on Lane County's "study" list - in Walton, Deadwood and Swisshome - said Friday that they'd welcome such an arrangement, at least as a better alternative than nothing.
Deadwood begins in the stampede for gold after Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn, when a tiny settlement was suddenly inundated with every cowboy and crook in the West.
Among the new sites this year is the Deadwood Country Market.
The Company currently is involved with two operational casino/destination resorts: "The Mill," through a joint venture with GTECH Corporation, which is the first phase of a casino project being jointly developed with the Coquille Indian Tribe in Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon and Deadwood Gulch Resort and Gaining Corp.
DEADWOOD - Guitarist, singer and songwriter Peter Giri will be featured this weekend at the Deadwood Community Center's "third Saturday" live music event, which includes dinner.
The increase in net operating revenues over the same quarter in 1995 was due to income from joint ventures and increased Deadwood Gulch Resort revenues.