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Business News Archive - June 05, 2006

By Anne Dudley Ellis and Christina Vance, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 5--Clovis Unified students danced at the prom, but they didn't let their hair down.

By Russ Lemmon, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jun. 5--It might be the hardest on-air position to fill in the Toledo television market: weekend weathercaster/news reporter. WUPW-TV, Channel 36, news director Steve France said response to the job advertisement was predictable.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'