Morning Minutes: Nov. 17

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Pescatarian pess-kuh-TAIR-ee-un (noun) One whose diet includes fish but no meat -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

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Number to Know

53: Pounds of bread an average American consumes in a year. Today is Homemade Bread Day, so don’t forget to make a loaf!

This Day in History

Nov. 17, 1973: Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Fla., President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors, “I am not a crook.”

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor/director Danny DeVito (65)

Daily Quote

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” - W.J. Cameron