Morning Minutes August 23, 2010
Word of the Day
Vicarious vye-KAIR-ee-us (adj.) Done or suffered for the benefit of someone else; sharing in someone else's experience through the use of the imagination or sympathetic feelings - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
For fans of word games ("Scrabble," "Boggle" and the like), this site will be fun place to spend a few hours. There are word searches, typing challenges, crossword puzzles and more. Do some browsing to find your favorite.
Number to Know
5: Number of NBA championships that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has won.
This Day in History
Aug. 23, 1784: Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn't accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.
Today's Featured Birthday
Basketball star Kobe Bryant (32)
"Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face." - Author Nelson DeMille, who was born on this date in 1943.