Word of the Day
Clitic KLIT-ik (noun) A word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Gore Vidal Index
Are you a fan of Gore Vidal or want to learn more about the writer? Check out this website, which is a collection of all sorts of information about Vidal, whose birthday is today. You’ll find biographical facts, information about the books he’s written and more.
Number to Know
$700 billion: Amount of the first financial bailout in the current economic crisis. The bill was signed on this date in 2008 by President Bush.
This Day in History
Oct. 3, 1995: O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Pop star Gwen Stefani (43)
“A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.” — J.M. Barrie