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Education News Archive - May 26, 2008

By Finn Bullers, The Kansas City Star, Mo. May 26--When 18-year-old Jason Young's mother called him with the good news, she began screaming. And when the Olathe North High School student arrived home, Michelle Young was crying. "She just couldn't believe it," he said.

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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