Business News Archive - June 25, 2006

By David Ovalle and Nicole White, The Miami Herald Jun. 25--Ansy Monestime went to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Liberty City, an event meant to honor the peaceful message of the civil rights leader. He wound up murdered. The 22-year-old was gunned down Jan.

By Gina Damron, Detroit Free Press Jun. 25--Tarence Wheeler is a guy's guy. When he isn't consumed with his sports management job, the 37-year-old is watching boxing matches or playing pool with his buddies. But, every now and then, even a manly man like Wheeler likes a good pedicure.

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'