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2009-01-12 19:22:38

A British landlord said he has been ordered to evict his 15 tenants because the building, a former convent, is not zoned for non-religious residential use. Peter Lewin, 49, said officials told him he could face a fine or jail time because the residents of his Caversham, England, building are not nuns and he has no license under planning laws to change the use of the building, The Mirror reported Monday. They are all decent professional people but I cannot make them into nuns, Lewin said of...

Word of the Day
  • 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.