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2008-04-15 09:00:00

DALLAS -- When the most famous spokesperson for your industry is the likes of Michael Jackson, you've got PR issues. For the record: Dirk Nowitzki never actually slept in a hyperbaric chamber, either with or without a monkey. He did, however, catch a few movies in one. "He watched Elf,'' said Trey Andrews, manager of Hyperbaric Centers of Texas in Richardson. "He was in there laughing like crazy." A sense of humor in the face of such claustrophobic prospects is no small feat, either....

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.