Morning Minutes Dec. 6, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Word of the Day

    Vagary VAY-guh-ree (noun) An erratic, unpredictable or extravagant manifestation, action or notion -

    Website of the Day

    Snow safety

    Snow often means outdoor activities, whether it is sledding, building a snowman or shoveling the driveway. But safety should always come first. Visit this site to get the tips you need to keep you and your family safe.

    Number to Know

    $1.2 billion: The value of product shipments of candles in 2008 by the nation's manufacturers. Many of these candles are lit during Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations. -

    This Day in History

    Dec. 6, 1884: The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Comedian Steven Wright (55)

    Daily Quote

    "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." - Burton Hillis