Morning Minutes: May 18

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Bludge BLUJ (verb) To avoid work or responsibility; to get something from or live on another by imposing on hospitality or good nature; sponge -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

Yellow Pages Goes Green

www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org

If you get your directory listings online, this site allows you to stop the automatic delivery of telephone books. A great amount of energy and resources are dedicated to producing and distributing phone books; opt out if you don’t need one.

Number to Know

2,597: Number of career strikeouts by Reggie Jackson, an all-time record. Mr. October was born on this day in 1946.

This Day in History

May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.