Business News Archive - November 12, 2006

By Michael Shea, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Nov. 12--TURLOCK -- Cory Williams just might be the most famous person you've never heard of. Williams -- also known as "smpfilms" or "Mr. Safety" -- is a YouTube phenom.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.