Morning Minutes: April 7

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Magniloquent mag-NIL-uh-kwunt (adj.) Speaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner --

Web Site of the Day

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Number to Know

1,000: The key number in this year’s World Health Day, which is today. The 2010 campaign is "1000 cities - 1000 lives," which, according to the World Health Organization, is a call on “cities to open up streets for health activities.”

This Day in History

April 7, 2003: U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Russell Crowe (46)

Daily Quote

“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.” - Wallace Stevens