Business News Archive - June 17, 2006

By Scott Carlson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 17--It appears that Whole Foods Market will be a fish out of water in the Twin Cities in deciding to stop selling live lobsters.

By The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 17--A man committed suicide by jumping off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during rush hour Friday afternoon. Someone called 911 at 4:42 p.m. to report a man who looked like he might be unconscious on a bridge beam, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

By Aubrey Woods, The Tribune, Seymour, Ind. Jun. 17--A popular class of tractors will return to this year's Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department's truck and tractor pull and fish fry.

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.