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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, December 6

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Comedian Steven Wright (57) Word of the Day Vagary VAY-guh-ree (noun) An erratic, unpredictable or extravagant manifestation, action or notion — www.merriam-webster.com ...
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  • Word of the Day
    Vagary VAY-guh-ree (noun) An erratic, unpredictable or extravagant manifestation, action or notion — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Snow safety
    www.kidshealth.org
    Snow often means outdoor activities, whether it is sledding, building a snowman or shoveling the driveway. But safety should always come first. Visit this site to get the tips you need to keep you and your family safe.
    Number to Know
    $1.2 billion: The value of product shipments of candles in 2008 by the nation’s manufacturers. Many of these candles are lit during Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations. — Census.gov
    This Day in History
    Dec. 6, 1884: The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., is completed.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Comedian Steven Wright (57)
    Daily Quote
    “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” — Burton Hillis

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