NEWS

Morning Minutes: June 7

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Embezzle im-BEZZ-ul (verb) To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use -- www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Letters of Note

www.lettersofnote.com

Featuring “correspondence deserving of a wider audience,” this site collects fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. From the famous to the unknown, the letters offer a glimpse into history and other people’s lives.

Number to Know

$30 million: Amount of money that the winning World Cup team will be awarded this year.

This Day in History

June 7, 1975: Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Michael Cera (22)

Daily Quote

“Poetry is life distilled.” - Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who was born on this date in 1917.