General News Archive - October 17, 2004
The U.S. Navy is getting a 21st century makeover, with a new dress code that makes skirts optional for its more than 54,000 female sailors for the first time since women officially entered the service in 1908.
Word of the Day
- 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.