Morning Minutes: Oct. 23

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Reminisce rem-uh-NISS (verb) To indulge in the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences -

Website of the Day

Make A Difference Day

Today is Make a Difference Day. Created in 1990 by USA Weekend Magazine, this day takes place every fourth Saturday in October and gives people an excuse to make a difference in their communities: volunteer, pick up litter, help a neighbor, etc. Visit this website to find past honorees, project ideas and more.

Number to Know

1,317: Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2008, employing 38,369 people. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 146, followed by Pennsylvania, with 115. –

This Day in History

Oct. 23, 2001: Apple releases the iPod.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Entertainer "Weird Al" Yankovic (51)

Daily Quote

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” - H.P. Lovecraft