Morning Minutes: Nov. 7

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Handsel HAN-sul (noun) A gift made as a token of good wishes or luck; money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a bargain --

Web Site of the Day


Everybody’s talking about the economy and financial market. The Library of Economics and Liberty’s podcast offers unique perspectives from authors, professors, Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs, leaders of charities and businesses, and people on the street.

Number to Know

7.8 million: Number of Vietnam-era veterans in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

This Day in History

Nov. 7, 1989: Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African-American governor in the United States. In New York City, David Dinkins is elected and becomes the first African-American mayor of the city.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Evangelist Billy Graham (91)

Daily Quote

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” - Maya Angelou