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
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'