Morning Minutes: March 16

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Chameleon kuh-MEEL-yun (noun) A small lizard whose skin changes color especially according to its surroundings; a person given to often expedient or facile change in ideas or character; one that is subject to quick or frequent change especially in appearance -

Website of the Day

This site is full of information about St. Patrick’s Day, including the history of the day, a biography of the saint and information about Ireland. There also are lists of events, and a list of Irish pubs if you’re looking to celebrate.

Number to Know

4: Number president that James Madison was. Madison was born on this date in 1751.

This Day in History

March 16, 1988: Iran-Contra Affair: Lt. Col. Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Comedian Jerry Lewis (85)

Daily Quote

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,

May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” Irish blessing