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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Saturday, February 9

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor Joe Pesci (70) Word of the Day Tepid TEP-id (adjective) Moderately warm; characterized by lack of force or enthusiasm — dictionary.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Tepid TEP-id (adjective) Moderately warm; characterized by lack of force or enthusiasm — dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Writers’ Guild of America: Corrected Blacklist Credits
    http://www.wga.org/subpage_writersresources.aspx?id=1958
    After being blacklisted for allegedly having ties to the Communist party, many screenwriters had to leave their names off scripts, or write under aliases. Several famous movies, including “An Affair to Remember” and “Roman Holiday” are on this list.
    Number to Know
    300: More than 300 hundred celebrities, including screenwriters, directors and actors, were blacklisted during the “Red Scare” for allegedly being Communists.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 9, 1950: Sen. Joseph McCarthy announces during a speech in West Virginia that he has a list of 205 communists who have infiltrated the U.S. State Department. This will lead to the rise of “McCarthyism.”
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Joe Pesci (70)
    Daily Quote
    “Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.” — Adlai Stevenson

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