Morning Minutes: March 11

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Hoke HOHK (verb) To give a contrived, falsely impressive or hokey quality to; usually used with "up" -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

National Women’s History Project

www.nwhp.org

March is National Women’s History Month, and this site focuses on the achievements of multicultural women in all facets of life – from science to government to sports. There are also lists of programs, community events, plays, essay contests and related projects.

Number to Know

15 million: Approximate number of “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” books sold during Douglas Adams’ lifetime. Adams, who was born on this day in 1952 and died in 2001, continues to be a popular author to this day.

This Day in History

March 11, 1993: Janet Reno is confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female attorney general of the United States.