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Business News Archive - April 08, 2007

By DENNIS HOEY Staff Writer Seven students at Mount Ararat Middle School were examined at local hospitals on Friday after a car driven by a high school student crashed into the rear of their school bus. It was the second crash in three days involving teenage drivers and school buses.

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.'