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2006-02-27 08:10:00

By Stuart Grudgings NEW ORLEANS -- For Pauline Augustine, a good gauge of her three children's education is the stories they bring home every day. When they were in New Orleans' public schools, the tales were usually about kids fighting. Since they transferred to Samuel J. Green Charter School, she is more likely to hear about the books they've read. "I know my child will be receiving an education," the 40-year-old said after dropping off her two girls and one boy at the school in the city's...


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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