Morning Minutes, March 24

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

claptrap \ KLAP-trap\, noun; pretentious but insincere or empty language: His speeches seem erudite but analysis reveals them to be mere claptrap; any artifice or expedient for winning applause or impressing the public. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day

New York Subway

www.nysubway.com

Unofficial website of the New York City subway system featuring maps, service advisories and news.

Number to Know

300: In 1878 the British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.

This Day in History

March 24, 1900: Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback and five-time MVP, 38

Daily Quote

“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.” — Peyton Manning