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2008-08-26 09:00:35

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) -- Federal immigration agents said they rounded up 350 suspected undocumented workers in a raid on a Mississippi electrical equipment plant Monday, after sealing all entrances and questioning employees. Barbara Gonzalez, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman, confirmed the raid at Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel. Suspected illegal workers were loaded into white vans with shaded windows and driven away. Gonzalez wouldn't say where they were headed other...

2008-07-26 00:00:23

On the "Watch List": Amtrak. The railroad is the last agency that needs to sign off on plans for an enclosed walkway at the Greensburg train station, linking the city's northern end with the downtown area. Separate from convenience is a legitimate public safety issue: Pedestrians now jump a fence and risk their safety crossing the railroad tracks. All other agencies, including Norfolk Southern, have approved the plan. For Amtrak, it should be a no-brainer. Laurel: To Greensburg Hempfield...

2008-07-02 09:00:38

By Matt Wolf The summer is supposed to be that time of year in the theater when the mind takes a vacation, which is why producers program shows in kind. This week sees the London opening of "High School Musical," based on the Disney Channel original movie, while Broadway recently welcomed an offering by the name of "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy," with a revival of the eternally groovy "Godspell" to follow in due course. All real credit, then, to the Donmar Warehouse, that small but...

2007-08-09 15:02:31

Atlanta-based Tidewater Plantations, Inc. has begun selling lots at Laurel Island, a coastal community just west of Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia. There is currently a limited supply of the 55 Founders' Lots available for purchasing. The lots will start at a price of $700,000 each. Approximately 250 lots will be situated on the high bluffs of Laurel Island, overlooking the pristine Crooked River Estuary. Two villages are planned and will contain 300 to 400 cottage home...


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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