Morning Minutes May 18, 2010
Word of the Day
Clement KLEM-unt (adj.) Inclined to be merciful; lenient; mild -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
World AIDS Vaccine Day is marked to promote the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV and AIDS. AVAC, a nonprofit advocacy group, works to raise awareness of this need. Visit the group's site for the latest research and to learn how you can help.
Number to Know
33 million: Estimated number of people worldwide who have AIDS, according to the World Health Organization. Today is World AIDS Vaccine Day.
This Day in History
May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actress/writer Tina Fey (40)
"Every morning when Alaskans wake up, one of the first things they do is look ;outside to see if there are any;Russians hanging around. If they are, you gotta ask them, ;What are you doing here?' If they can't give you a good reason it's our responsibility to say,;Shoo, get back over there.'" - Tina Fey as Sarah Palin