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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Morning Minutes, Aug. 10

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  • August 10
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    deracinate dee-RAS-uh-nayt transitive verb; To pluck up by the roots; to uproot. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 10, 1977: New York City police arrest 24-year-old postal worker David Berkowitz for the “Son of Sam” murders that terrorized the city for a year.
    Number to Know
    6: Number of people shot and murdered by the “Son of Sam.” Another seven were injured.
    Website of the Day: 1977, Summer of Paranoia
    http://partners.nytimes.com/library/film/070199summer-sam.html
    A look at the summer of 1977 in New York City, when fear of a serial murderer, power blackouts and financial difficulties wracked the city.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Justin Theroux, American actor, director and screenwriter, 42.
    Daily Quote
    “I’ve never been shocked by anything on television, except the news.” — Justin Theroux

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