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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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