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2008-08-25 09:00:00

RAMONA, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The October 2003 Southern California wildfires claimed 800,000 acres of land, 3,657 homes and killed 22 people. In San Diego County, the Cedar Fire became the largest fire on record in state history. Author Chi Varnado details these accounts and how her family barely escaped in "A CANYON TRILOGY: Life Before, During and After the Cedar Fire" (published by AuthorHouse -- http://www.authorhouse.com/). Varnado illustrates a rural, connected way of...


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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