Business News Archive - June 21, 2006

By Rebecca Sloan, Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio Jun. 19--VERNON -- When Nicole and Anna Mermer of Vernon finally graduate from college, they will owe part of their sweet success to strawberries.

By Traci Shurley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 21--FORT WORTH -- To Rebecca Simpson, security guard Kevin Cash seemed like the right man to trust with her safety when they met at a Bridgeport gas station in October 2004, she testified Tuesday.

By Craig Borck, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 21--Bob Anderson hangs from a rope 30 feet below the top of Wisconsin's Maiden Rock bluff and 400 feet above Lake Pepin. A peregrine falcon screeches angrily as it swoops back and forth in the air behind him.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.