Morning Minutes: Aug. 13

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Garner GAHR-ner (verb) To gather into storage; to deposit as if in a granary; to acquire by effort, earn; accumulate, collect - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Alfred Hitchcock – The Master of Suspense

hitchcock.tv

Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday is on Friday the 13th this year – it’s an appropriate combination. Anything you’d want to know about the legendary filmmaker probably can be found on this site. Make sure to check out the list of his cameos.

Number to Know

1: Number of Friday the 13ths in 2010. Today is that day.

This Day in History

Aug. 13, 2008: Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Olympic speedskater Shani Davis (28)

Daily Quote

“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.” - Alfred Hitchcock, who was born on this date in 1899.