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Business News Archive - June 01, 2006

By Sam Baker, The Kansas City Star, Mo. May 27--Crouched so he could fit inside a 3-foot dome of water, 10-year-old Donovan Walker made his plans for the summer. He expects to come back to the new spraygrounds on Longview Road at least once a week. Or maybe it'll be closer to twice a week.

By Benita Y. Williams, The Kansas City Star, Mo. May 23--Signs announcing a drug checkpoint may not alarm law-abiding motorists, but they can panic drug couriers, who might break all sorts of traffic laws to avoid being caught.

By The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla. May 23--LAKELAND -- Watkins Motor Lines is keeping quiet for now about the possibility of a buyout by FedEx Corp.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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