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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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