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  • Morning Minutes for Friday, July 27

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Baseball star Alex Rodriguez (37) Word of the Day Amanuensis uh-man-yuh-WEN-sis (noun) One employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript — www.merriam-webster.com ...
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  • Word of the Day
    Amanuensis uh-man-yuh-WEN-sis (noun) One employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    I’m An Organizing Junkie
    orgjunkie.com
    Even the most disorganized person can benefit from the tips and tricks on this blog. From cute wicker baskets to tidy up your shelves to menu planning advice, you’re sure to find ways to simplify your busy life.
    Number to Know
    85: Number of people killed at the world’s worst air show disaster, which happened on this date in 2002 in Lviv, Ukraine. More than 100 people were injured as well.
    This Day in History
    July 27, 1996: In Atlanta, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. Alice Hawthorne is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Baseball star Alex Rodriguez (37)
    Daily Quote
    “Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don’t collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don’t really mean anything.” — TV legend Norman Lear, who was born on this date in 1922.

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