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Word of the Day



    Wildcatter WYLDE-katt-er (noun) One that drills wells in the hope of finding oil in territory not known to be an oil field; one that promotes unsafe and unreliable enterprises, especially one that sells stocks in such enterprises - www.merriam-webster.com



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    IdiomDictionary.com

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    Idioms - those unique expressions particular to our language - can be pretty strange sometimes. If you're looking for the meaning behind an idiom, say, "the blind leading the blind," check the Idiom Dictionary. There's a definition and example of usage.



    Number to Know



    154.4 million: Number of people 16 and older in the nation's labor force in May 2010. - Census.gov



    This Day in History



    Aug. 31, 1997: Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.



    Today's Featured Birthday



    Actor Richard Gere (61)



    Daily Quote



    "All news is an exaggeration of life." - Journalist Daniel Schorr, who was born on this date in 1916 and died in July.