General News Archive - March 17, 2005

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Shackled and clad in leg irons, Scott Peterson was taken to San Quentin State Prison early Thursday after being sentenced to die for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, and her unborn fetus.

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.