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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 12

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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
    Golden parachute GOHL-dun-PAIR-uh-shoot (noun) A generous severance agreement for a corporate executive in the event of a sudden dismissal (as because of a merger) - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Travel organization
    www.tripit.com
    Are you preparing your travel plans? This website is all you need to stay organized, on top of the ball and ahead of the game. It schedules your “itinerary,” tells you the weather and shows you maps. You can access it on your iPhone, print it out or share it with friends.
    Number to Know
    31: Percent of Americans who plan to buy real Christmas trees this year, according to www.christmastree.org.
    This Day in History
    Dec. 12, 2000: The U.S. Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Former game-show host Bob Barker (89)
    Daily Quote
    “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” - Charles Dickens
     

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