..."Well, I figured it out, the bearing on the output shaft on the drivers side went and took a chunk out of the housing..."
I have no idea what that means...
Doesn't sound like the writer of that did either - I would ignore it.
Besides what others have said, make sure you get the inner tie rod bushings (where the tie rods join the steering rack) checked - they do wear out on out cars - very common, and they cause handling and tire problems.
On the noise, the way you described it, it could be wheel bearings like Squilliam said, or it might be the inner joint of one of the half shafts (drive axles). When the inner joint goes out, it can make noise that will turn on and off with acceleration/decleration - but wheel bearings *can* do that too. Check the axle joint boots for splits/cuts.
With the wear on the tires, this may be a good time to get new ones. Quite often, once tires develop irregular wear patterns (and noise), you can never correct those tires, and the only way to resolve it is new tires (but only when whatever caused the problem to begin with is fixed - you don't want to ruin the new tires).
Oh - very important: When you get your alignment, get them to agree ahead of time to provide you complete 'before' and 'after' printouts of all the alingment parameters. That can come in very handy if there are continuing problems. If the first shop you go to refuses to provide that, go to another shop. We can help interpret the readings and determine what if any problems need to be fixed. Without the printouts, you're totally at the mercy of the shop (and their competence and integrity/honesty or lack thereof - which is why *some* shops refuse to provide them) on diagnosing and fixing problems.