Morning Minutes April 6, 2010
Word of the Day
Glower GLOW-er (verb) To look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Hollywood Stock Exchange
Like the real stock market, but without monetary risk, this site allows you to buy shares of your favorite actors and their new movies. Watch their values rise and fall, and buy and sell to earn yourself more "Hollywood Dollars."
Number to Know
40: Percent of baseball fans who think MLB should do away with the designated hitter, according to a poll taken several years ago. Twenty-nine percent of fans said both leagues should use the DH, and 30 percent said things are fine as they are.
This Day in History
April 6, 1973: The American League begins using the designated hitter.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin on "Cheers") (63)
"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language." - W. H. Auden