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Morning Minutes: Feb. 12

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: Feb. 12

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Smaragdine smuh-RAG-din (adjective) Of or relating to emeralds - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest

http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/105855746/rhapsody-in-blue-gershwin-at-his-greatest

Listen to the radio broadcast that accompanied the addition of "Rhapsody in Blue" to NPR's list of 50 essential classical recordings. Also listen to Gershwin's most famous song, first performed by Leonard Bernstein and the Columbia Symphony today in 1924.

Number to Know

55: Number of senators who voted that former President Bill Clinton was not guilty of perjury.

This Day in History

Feb. 12, 1999: President Bill Clinton is acquitted after a five-week impeachment trial in which he was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. 

Today's Featured Birthday

Comedian Arsenio Hall (57)

Daily Quote

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." - Stephen Hawking