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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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