Morning Minutes June 17, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Word of the Day

Vibrissa vye-BRISS-uh (noun) One of the stiff hairs that are located especially about the nostrils or on other parts of the face in many mammals and that often serve as tactile organs; one of the bristly feathers near the mouth of many and especially insectivorous birds that may help to prevent the escape of insects --

Website of the Day

Truveo Video Search

With the explosion of YouTube, millions of videos are uploaded to the Web each day. This video search service will help you find exactly what you're looking for. Search by category - news, sports, TV, music, most twittered - or enter a keyword.

 Number to Know

0: Number of dusky seaside sparrows left in the world. The last Florida-based bird died on this date in 1987, and the species was declared extinct in 1990.

This Day in History

June 17, 1994: After a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Today's Featured Birthday

 Tennis star Venus Williams (30)

    Daily Quote

    "Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible." - M. C. Escher, who was born on this date in 1898.