Morning Minutes August 31, 2010
Word of the Day
Wildcatter WYLDE-katt-er (noun) One that drills wells in the hope of finding oil in territory not known to be an oil field; one that promotes unsafe and unreliable enterprises, especially one that sells stocks in such enterprises - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Idioms - those unique expressions particular to our language - can be pretty strange sometimes. If you're looking for the meaning behind an idiom, say, "the blind leading the blind," check the Idiom Dictionary. There's a definition and example of usage.
Number to Know
154.4 million: Number of people 16 and older in the nation's labor force in May 2010. - Census.gov
This Day in History
Aug. 31, 1997: Princess Diana, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor Richard Gere (61)
"All news is an exaggeration of life." - Journalist Daniel Schorr, who was born on this date in 1916 and died in July.