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Business News Archive - June 15, 2006

By Steve Harrison, The Miami Herald Jun. 15--Miami Heat's success boosts revenue at AmericanAirlines Arena Shaquille O'Neal's arrival in Miami and the Heat's playoff wins have been a boon to the AmericanAirlines Arena.

By Dan Cortez, Detroit Free Press Jun. 15--The confessed gunman in a Grosse Pointe murder-for-hire plot stuck to his story Wednesday, telling jury members in Wayne County Circuit Court that he was hired last year to kill a bookkeeper.

By Wil Cruz And John Valenti, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 15--An elderly man, lighting a morning cigarette in his kitchen, touched off a devastating explosion that destroyed his cape-style home and left him critically burned early yesterday in Franklin Square.

By The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 15--MANATEE -- A roadblock persists on State Road 70 in East Manatee following an accident there early in the morning rush, the Florida Highway Patrol reports at 7:40 a.m. Another accident is working in Ellenton just off Ellenton Gillette Road.

By Jane Roberts, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. Jun. 15--Ice cream is a little like wine in complexity for John Klinke, president, CEO and head taster at Klinke Brothers Ice Cream Co.

By Karen A. Davis, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jun. 15--PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority announces that summer changes in bus service will take effect Saturday.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.