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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Morning Minutes

  • October 11, 2012
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  • Word of the Day
    Debacle dee-BAH-kul (noun) A tumultuous breakup of ice in a river; a violent disruption (as of an army); rout; a great disaster; a complete failure; fiasco - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
    www.gwu.edu/~erpapers
    Today, on the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt (she was born in 1884), check out this website, which is a repository for the former first lady's papers. The site also has links for teachers about how to approach Mrs. Roosevelt and human rights.
    Number to Know
    36: Number of Emmy Awards that "Saturday Night Live" has won.
    This Day in History
    Oct. 11, 1975: The NBC sketch comedy/variety show "Saturday Night Live" debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Writer Elmore Leonard (87)
    Daily Quote
    "Eat, drink and be scary." - Author unknown

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