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2010-05-13 11:34:00

TUCSON, Ariz., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, the Armed Forces Foundation has partnered with US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in hosting an informational facility tour and barbecue this Friday, May 14 for local wounded service members at the CBP's Tucson Aviation Branch in Arizona. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090609/DC29867LOGO) The ranks of federal law enforcement agencies are replete with former service...

2006-08-07 18:15:43

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

2006-08-07 18:09:58

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

2006-06-07 14:33:02

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of stranded illegal immigrants facing death in the parched Arizona desert saved themselves by using a cell phone to call rescue services, the U.S. Border Patrol said. The group of eight Mexicans got lost in the desert southeast of Tacna, Arizona, and called for help early on Wednesday after their guides abandoned them during a two-day trek across the border from Mexico. Disoriented and without food or water, they used a cell phone to dial 911....

2006-02-10 21:17:32

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol pursuit near San Diego ended on Friday when a van believed to be transporting illegal immigrants crashed, injuring at least 21 people, including eight critically, police said. The other injuries were apparently minor, said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. He said the van involved in the crash carried 28 people. The pursuit began early in the afternoon when the drivers of three vans and a sedan --...

2005-07-16 22:34:41

By Marty Graham CAMPO, Calif. (Reuters) - A sleepy desert town near San Diego became the front line in the debate over U.S. immigration policy on Saturday, as volunteers set out to spot illegal immigrants from Mexico and protesters tried to discourage the citizen patrols they see as vigilantes. Throughout the day, people arrived to sign up for border watch, including Jeffrey Mundt of nearby Oceanside, who brought radios to be used by volunteers. Cell phones proved useless in the isolated,...

2005-07-14 16:19:47

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of stranded illegal immigrants facing death in the parched Arizona desert saved themselves by using a cell phone they found to call rescue services, the U.S. Border Patrol said on Thursday. The group got lost in the desert near Arivaca, south of Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday after their guide abandoned them during a four-day trek across the border from Mexico. Lost and low on water, they used a cell phone they found in their guide's bag to dial 911. Rescuers...


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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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