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2005-11-18 13:41:07

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND (Reuters) - Oregon's second largest school district plans to ask voters to back a May ballot measure proposing $195 million in debt to finance the construction of new schools to relieve overcrowding since enrollment has grown over 20 percent in the past decade. The bulk of the debt, or about $106 million, would be used to build two new elementary schools and expand 10 others in the Beaverton school district, $45 million would be used for improvements to...


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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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