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Business News Archive - June 06, 2006

By Spitzner, Meike It started with Women's "Initiatives" (ed.: citizens' petitions) in Germany. "Women In Motion" was the name of a national network of women involved in transportation "initiatives," transportation policy, planning, research, administration, related organizations, and businesses.

For years the lowly hashbrown potato has been considered to be "just a side dish" by so many.

By Domingo Ramirez Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 6--Authorities continued their search Tuesday morning for a young man who yelled for help while swimming at Lake Lewisville and then disappeared into the water.

By The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 6--Accidents in East Manatee are slowing traffic this morning, and a vehicle fire just reported on the interstate southbound near Nokomis won't help either, the Florida Highway Patrol reports at 9:03 a.m.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.