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Business News Archive - February 16, 2008

By Briginshaw, David THE normally select world of high-speed rail, where construction of new lines has been limited to a small, but slowly-growing, club of generally rich or powerful countries, has been turned upside down this month with major developments on three continents and more to come.

By Cassidy Friedman, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Feb. 16--The unintended second-degree murder of Luis Ramirez, a totally innocent man, was impossible to eulogize in court Friday. Speeches fizzled.

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.