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2009-07-13 15:25:00

President Barack Obama's pick on Monday for the new U.S. surgeon general is a rural Alabama family physician that has pledged to help support his healthcare reform agenda, Reuters reported. Dr. Regina Benjamin's own family and patients were victims of the failing U.S. system after her nonprofit medical clinic suffered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. "Through floods and fire and severe want, Regina Benjamin has refused to give up. Her patients have refused to give up," Obama said in a White...

2008-09-24 09:00:48

By CARYN ROUSSEAU By Caryn Rousseau The Associated Press CHICAGO A n architectural historian who studies ancient bridges and a family physician who rebuilt an Alabama health clinic after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina are among 25 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." The $500,000 fellowships were announced Tuesday by the Chicago- based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Recipients may use the money however they wish. Dr. Regina...


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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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