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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Morning Minutes, April 7

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  • Word of the Day
    catharsis kuh-THAHR-seez noun; the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music. Medicine/Medical. purgation. Psychiatry. a. psychotherapy that encourages or permits the discharge of pent-up, socially unacceptable affects. b. discharge of pent-up emotions so as to result in the alleviation of symptoms or the permanent relief of the condition. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Temperance & Prohibition
    http://prohibition.osu.edu
    Temperance & Prohibition is a documentary website that explains the history of prohibition and the brewing industry as well as cartoons from the Prohibition Party and virtual visits to old-time saloons.
    Number to Know
    3.2 percent: In 1933, Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
    Today in History
    April 7, 1978: Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor, singer and producer, 50
    Daily Quote
    “I really feel sorry for people who are, who divide their whole life up into ‘things that I like’ and ‘things that I must do.’ You’re only here for a short time, mate. Learn to like it.” — Russell Crowe
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