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Navratilova said in a phone interview Wednesday that a routine mammogram in January found a lump, and a biopsy the following month determined it was ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. The nine-time Wimbledon women’s singles champion had a lumpectomy in March and will start six weeks of radiation therapy next month.

“It was such a shock for me,” Navratilova said. “It was my 9/11.”


Site allows Somalis to report crime online

COLUMBUS — U.S. law-enforcement agencies, community leaders and an anti-crime group announced a new Web site Wednesday that allows Somali immigrants to report crimes in their native language.

The project’s goal is to help Somalis overcome a suspicion of police borne of corruption in their homeland and to crack down on illegal activity ranging from street crime to terrorist recruiting. The site was announced in Columbus, the city with the nation’s second-largest Somali population, but will accept tips from anywhere in the U.S.

Somali concerns about crime have increased in Columbus recently and reached new levels after the unrelated slayings of two Somali immigrants in the past year.

Somalis are also worried about the recruiting of young men by overseas terrorists. More than a dozen people have been charged in an ongoing federal investigation in Minnesota into the travels of as many as 20 young men who went to Somalia to fight.

Somalis accessing the new Web site can submit crime tips anonymously. Central Ohio Crime Stoppers will translate the tips and send them to police.

Somali groups also are working with the U.S. Marshals Service to distribute information in the Somali language about wanted fugitives. The FBI is also cooperating.

From wire dispatches and staff reports