Business News Archive - June 22, 2006

By Gary West, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 22--Post time: 6:35 P.M. Star-Telegram horse racing writer Gary West highlights his picks for today's races. Odds are provided by Lone Star Park with program number, post position (where different), weight and jockey.

By S. Heather Duncan, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jun. 22--ATLANTA -- The director of the state Environmental Protection Division declared a level one drought throughout Georgia on Wednesday, triggering new residential and commercial watering restrictions.

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.