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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Morning Minutes: Nov. 13

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



     
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    Word of the Day
    Boustrophedon boo-struh-FEE-dahn (noun) The writing of alternate lines in opposite directions (as from left to right and from right to left) - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    WalkJogRun
    walkjogrun.net
    Using Google Maps, WalkJogRun lets you click on a map to draw a walking, jogging or running route, and then see how far you’ll be going. You can save your route, which adds it to a database for all to see.
    Number to Know
    47 million: The estimate of turkeys Minnesota raised in 2010. The Gopher State was tops in turkey production, followed by North Carolina (31.0 million), Arkansas (28.0 million), Missouri (17.5 million), Indiana (16.0 million) and Virginia (15.5 million). These six states together would probably account for about two-thirds of U.S. turkeys. – Census.gov
    This Day in History
    Nov. 13, 1982: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actress/comedian/TV personality Whoopi Goldberg (57)
    Daily Quote
    “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” - Meister Eckhart
     
     

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