Morning Minutes August 3, 2010
Word of the Day
Autochthonous aw-TAHK-thuh-nus (adj.) Indigenous, native; formed or originating in the place where found - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
National Night Out
Designed to strengthen neighborhoods and heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, National Night Out encourages communities to conduct block parties, cookouts and other programs. Visit this site for more information on how your town or city can get involved.
Number to Know
36 million: Approximate number of people who participated in National Night Out 2009, according to www.nationaltownwatch.org. Tonight is National Night Out.
This Day in History
Aug. 3, 1936: Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics.
Today's Featured Birthday
Martha Stewart (69)
"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it." - Jesse Owens