Morning Minutes: Aug. 24

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

waif weyf (noun) a person, especially a child, who has no home or friends; something found, especially a stray animal, whose owner is not known; a stray item or article: to gather waifs of gossip; nautical: waft. —

Website of the Day


If you haven’t been using WebMD to diagnose your illness, you’re doing it wrong. OK, so you should still maybe see a doctor, but in the meantime, this is a handy online health reference to figure out where your aches and pains may be coming from.

Number to Know

14 millions: As of 2012, John Lennon's solo album sales in the United States exceed 14 million units, and as writer, co-writer or performer, he is responsible for 25 No. 1 singles on Billboard’s U.S. “Hot 100” chart.

This Day in History

Aug. 24, 1981: Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

Today’s Featured Birthday

TV show host Craig Kilborn (51)

Daily Quote

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” — Jean Anouilh