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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'