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General News Archive - October 25, 2008

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Police were reportedly sent to the home of former New York Knicks head coach and president Isiah Thomas early Friday morning in response to a call that someone had overdosed on sleeping pills.

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Hakeem Nicks had eight catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for another as North Carolina trounced No. 23 Boston College, 45-24, at rain-soaked Kenan Stadium.

Officials in Wisconsin say they are prepared for the coming winter after a debacle last year left the state short on salt for the roads.

Mormon Church officials are trimming their efforts on behalf of a ballot initiative to abolish same-sex marriage in California, a church spokeswoman said.

The FBI has joined the search for the nephew of Jennifer Hudson, one day after the actress-singer's mother and brother were slain, Chicago police say.

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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