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Business News Archive - September 27, 2006

By Becky Purser, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Sep. 27--FORT VALLEY -- Terry Spillers, on trial for murder in the beating death of a Fort Valley man who gave alcohol to his underage son, told his wife he was afraid he had "messed him up really bad," according to testimony Tuesday.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.