Morning Minutes August 12, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

    Word of the Day

    Inenarrable in-ih-NAIR-uh-bul (adj.) Incapable of being narrated; indescribable - www.merriam-webster.com

    Website of the Day

    StarDate Online

     stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

    Interested in catching a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower? Tonight, after the moon sets at 10 p.m., the meteor shower is expected to be at its peak. This site has helpful information about the astronomical event and how to view it.

    Number to Know

    60: Meteors per hour that are observable during the Perseids Meteor Shower. Tonight is the peak of the shower and the best time to look for the meteors.

    This Day in History

    Aug. 12, 1994: Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Tennis star Pete Sampras (39)

    Daily Quote

    "Indulge not in apprehensions of what evil might happen if things should not go as your worldly wisdom thinks they ought; doubt not, for this complexion of doubt unnerves and pushes back one's progress." - Helena Blavatsky, who was born on this date in 1831.