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
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.