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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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.