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Morning Minutes: Feb. 13

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: Feb. 13

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

Sycophant SIK-uh-fuhnt (noun) A self-seeking, servile flatterer - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

Five Favorite Films with Ang Lee

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/taking_woodstock/news/1854837/five_favourite_films_with_ang_lee/

The "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director explains his five favorite movies. Learn about what styles and directors inspire his work.

Number to Know

10: Number of Oscar nominations "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" received on this day in 2001, including one for Best Picture.

This Day in History

Feb. 13, 1920: The League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations, recognizes the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.

Today's Featured Birthday

Talk show host Jerry Springer (69)

Daily Quote

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Katzantzakis