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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Wednesday, January 9

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actress Joey Lauren Adams (45) Word of the Day Gauche gauche (adjective) Lacking social experience or grace, not tactful. — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Da...
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  • Word of the Day
    Gauche gauche (adjective) Lacking social experience or grace, not tactful. — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Save the Manatee Club
    http://www.savethemanatee.org
    Home of the Adopt-a-Manatee program, which allows you to sponsor a manatee living at one of three Florida locations. Browse pictures and biographies to choose a manatee whose personality matches your own.
    Number to Know
    60: Roughly how many years a manatee can be expected to live in a safe environment. Due to the dangers posed by boats, a manatee in the wild has a life expectancy of about 10 years.
    This Day in History
    January 9, 1492: Columbus mistakenly reports that he has seen three mermaids, which turn out to be manatees.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actress Joey Lauren Adams (45)
    Daily Quote
    “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” — E.B. White
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