Morning Minutes August 9, 2010
Word of the Day
Barmecidal bahr-muh-SYE-dul (adj.) Providing only the illusion of abundance - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This site recommends "books so good, they'll keep you up past your bedtime." There are nearly 400 lists of books under a variety of topics, from Books About Simpler Times to Beach Reads You Can Grab Off Your T(w)een's Bookshelf.
Number to Know
22: Number of American Music Awards honors Whitney Houston has won in her career.
This Day in History
Aug. 9, 1969: Members of a cult led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high school graduate Steven Parent.
Today's Featured Birthday
Singer Whitney Houston (47)
"I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside." - Whitney Houston