Morning Minutes June 1, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Word of the Day

Navel-gazing NAY-vul-GAY-zing (noun) Useless or excessive self-contemplation --

Website of the Day

The Optimist

 Want to escape from all the bad news in the world for a day? This site is full of good-news headlines and inspiring stories about charities, positive corporate social responsibility activities, sustainable travel and more.

Number to Know

5 p.m.: Time when CNN went on the air on this date 30 years ago (see below). The first newscast was anchored by David Walker and Lois Hart.

This Day in History

June 1, 1980: Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

Today's Featured Birthday

Morgan Freeman (73)

Daily Quote

 "I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving." - Morgan Freeman