Business News Archive - April 05, 2007

By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald Apr. 5--A U.S. Navy deserter arrested at Miami International Airport as he picked up a security credential for a job there was released from jail Thursday morning.

By The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Apr. 5--The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting accidents in Manatee and Sarasota counties: A vehicle crash with roadblock at 7:30 a.m. in Sarasota on U.S. 301 and Northgate Boulevard.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'