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2008-08-03 21:00:11

By Shaun Bishop In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was expected to have begun sucking dredge material from the waters in the Port of Redwood City and piping it onto Bair Island. But bids for the contract to remove about 300,000 cubic yards of silt from the port came back at about $3 million -- more than what the corps budgeted for the project, said Joel Pliskin, the agency's project manager. A request for more funding is working its way through congressional committees as...


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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