Morning Minutes: Jan. 2

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Ecotone EE-kuh-tohn (noun) A transition area between two adjacent ecological communities -

Website of the Day

Isaac Asimov

Today is the birthday of writer Isaac Asimov (he was born in 1920), so to celebrate, head to this website, which collects Asimov information. It’s not a pretty site, but it has a wealth of resources on the renowned author.

Number to Know

March 31: This is the last day of the Tzolk'in calendar, which some believe will be the end of the world, just like Dec. 21 was.

This Day in History

Jan. 2, 2006: An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, W.Va., traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (45)

Daily Quote

“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.” - Author unknown