Morning Minutes Dec. 1, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

    Word of the Day

    Contrite kun-TRYTE (adjective) Feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming -

    Website of the Day

    World AIDS Day

    Take some time today to learn more information about AIDS and how it affects the world. Find facts about research efforts, ways to donate and how to help stop the spread of HIV.

    Number to Know

    33.4 million: Number of people in the world who have HIV/AIDS, according to Today is World AIDS Day.

    This Day in History

    Dec. 1, 1955: In Montgomery, Ala., seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Singer/actress Bette Midler (65)

    Daily Quote

    "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale