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 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.'