Morning Minutes Nov. 12, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Word of the Day

    Erstwhile ERST-wile (adverb) In the past; formerly - www.merriam-webster.com

    Website of the Day

    Paper Cuts

    http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com

    If you're a fan of books, you should be reading this book blog from the New York Times. Paper Cuts, as it's known, is an informative look at all things books, and you'll find podcasts in addition to articles. The site also links to the Sunday Book Review, another must-see site for bibliophiles.

    Number to Know

    242 million: The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2010. That's down 2 percent from the number raised during 2009. The turkeys produced in 2009 together weighed 7.1 billion pounds and were valued at $3.6 billion. - Census.gov

    This Day in History

    Nov. 12, 2001: In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actress Anne Hathaway (28)

    Daily Quote

    "The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." - H.U. Westermayer