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Wayne Post
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 4 - 10

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 4
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    Somnambulism som-NAM-byuh-liz-uhm (noun) Sleepwalking - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Rock 'n Roll's Greatest Golf Handicaps
    http://www.shortlist.com/home/rock-n-rolls-greatest-golf-handicaps
    Read about the 10 greatest rock-star golfers, and how they compare to each other (Alice Cooper's gotten better since the list was published!).
    Number to Know
    4: Alice Cooper's golf handicap, as reported by Cooper to the L.A. Times.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 4, 1974: Patty Hearst is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, Calif., by three members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Rock singer Alice Cooper (65)
    Daily Quote
    "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 5
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    Mirth murth (noun) Amusement or laughter - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    FIFA Official Website
    http://www.fifa.com
    Visit the official website of the Federation Internationale de Football Association to see when your favorite team's next game will be, see team rankings and read interviews with your favorite soccer players.
    Number to Know
    7: Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey number.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 5, 1994: Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers over 30 years after Evers' death, due in part to the efforts of his widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (28)
    Daily Quote
    "You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea." - Medgar Evers
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 6
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    Sojourn soh-JUHRN (verb) To stay for a time in a place; live temporarily - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Summer Reading with Tom Brokaw
    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/TomBrok
    Tom Brokaw tells you what he read last summer.
    Number to Know
    29: Number of honorary degrees Tom Brokaw has been awarded by various colleges
    This Day in History
    Feb. 6, 1998: Mary Kay Letourneau's suspended sentence is reinstated after she is found in a car with former student, Villi Fualaau, then 14. Letourneau was originally arrested when her relationship with Fualaau, which began when he was 12, was discovered. She would spend seven years in jail and later married Fualaau after her release.
    Page 2 of 3 - Today's Featured Birthday
    News anchor Tom Brokaw (73)
    Daily Quote
    "It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously." - Logan P. Smith
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 7
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    Gesticulate je-STIK-yuh-leyt (verb) To make or use gestures, especially in an animated or exited manner with or instead of speech - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Deconstructing the Beatles
    http://www.beatleslectures.com/index.html
    Listen to Beatles-expert Scott Freiman analyze the band's albums and explain how the group's songwriting and production techniques helped their music still maintain its popularity today.
    Number to Know
    175: Total number of weeks the Beatles spent at number one on the Billboard charts over the course of their career.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 7, 1964: The Beatles arrive in New York at the beginning of their first trip to America, and are greeted by a crowd of screaming fans.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Comedian Chris Rock (48)
    Daily Quote
    "Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed." - Emily Dickinson
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 8
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    Zenith ZEE-nith (noun) A highest point or state; culmination - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The Innoncence Project
    http://www.innocenceproject.org
    The website describes the Innocence Project as "a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice." John Grisham is on the artists' committee, along with Zooey Deschanel, Stephen Colbert, Paris Barclay and Yoko Ono.
    Number to Know
    28: Number of books published by John Grisham
    This Day in History
    Feb. 8, 1957: Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Author John Grisham (58)
    Daily Quote
    "People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on." - Bill Cosby
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 9
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Page 3 of 3 - Word of the Day
    Tepid TEP-id (adjective) Moderately warm; characterized by lack of force or enthusiasm - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Writers' Guild of America: Corrected Blacklist Credits
    http://www.wga.org/subpage_writersresources.aspx?id=1958
    After being blacklisted for allegedly having ties to the Communist party, many screenwriters had to leave their names off scripts, or write under aliases. Several famous movies, including "An Affair to Remember" and "Roman Holiday" are on this list.
    Number to Know
    300: More than 300 hundred celebrities, including screenwriters, directors and actors, were blacklisted during the "Red Scare" for allegedly being Communists.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 9, 1950: Sen. Joseph McCarthy announces during a speech in West Virginia that he has a list of 205 communists who have infiltrated the U.S. State Department. This will lead to the rise of "McCarthyism."
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Actress Mia Farrow (68)
    Daily Quote
    "Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job." - Adlai Stevenson
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 10
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    Moppet MOP-it (noun) A young child - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    42 Greatest "Arrested Development" Quotes
    http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/42-greatest-arrested-development-quotes/
    Relive the best moments from "Arrested Development" while getting excited for the new season due this spring.
    Number to Know
    53: Total number of episodes of "Arrested Development" aired over three seasons.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 10, 2006: The last episode of the critically-acclaimed Fox sitcom "Arrested Development" airs, much to the dismay of fans.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Actor Robert Wagner (83)
    Daily Quote
    "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

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