Morning Minutes June 30, 2010

Staff reports

Word of the Day

Delegate DEL-uh-gayt (verb) To entrust to another; to appoint as one's representative; to assign responsibility or authority --

Website of the Day

Corvette Fever

On this day in 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich. This online magazine has features on vintage cars, how-to tips on restoring or fixing your ‘Vette, an online community and much more.

Number to Know

 $3 million: In 2009, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.5 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. --

This Day in History

June 30, 1864: President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation."

Today's Featured Birthday

Swimmer Michael Phelps (25)

Daily Quote

"May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!" - Daniel Webster