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Business News Archive - August 31, 2007

By MARTI COVINGTON Just before 5 p.m. on a Thursday, the No. 19 GRTC Transit System express bus tucks itself into a seldom-used turn lane near Pemberton Road and West Broad Street, where the line ends. The doors are open, but the engine is turned off.

By Leslie Reed, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 31--LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Supreme Court said today it would not enact sentencing guidelines designed to ease prison crowding and keep the state from having to build a new prison.

Southern California Edison (SCE) supplied a record amount of electricity to its customers today, 23,303 megawatts of power delivered at 3 p.m. PDT, surpassing the previous record of 22,889 megawatts supplied on July 25, 2006.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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