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    Word of the Day



    Peculation pek-yuh-LAY-shun (noun) Embezzlement - www.merriam-webster.com



    Website of the Day



    The Great American Smokeout

    www.cancer.org



    The American Caner Society is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout, encouraging everyone to stop smoking today or declare a "quit date" today. Visit the site to find information, research, treatment and support services.



    Number to Know



    400,000: Approximate number of deaths in the U.S. each year that are from smoking-related illnesses, according to the National Institutes of Health.



    This Day in History



    Nov. 18, 1978: Jonestown incident: In Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including more than 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.



    Today's Featured Birthday



    Actor Owen Wilson (42)



    Daily Quote



    "Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." - W.J. Cameron