Business News Archive - December 27, 2006

By Domingo Ramirez Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Dec. 27--HURST -- A former L.D. Bell High School theater student has been sentenced to two years' probation for spiking a rival's drink with bleach in February.

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Dec. 27--Knights of Columbus, Council 12854, in Boise is looking for donations of used medical equipment and associated appliances that members will repair. Items include walkers, canes, wheelchairs, crutches and shower seats.

Largest electric car plant under construction in N.China TIANJIN, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- A factory capable of producing 20,000 electric powered vehicles a year is now under construction in the northern port city of Tianjin. The plant will produce cars powered by battery, hybrid power and fuel cells.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.