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  • Morning Minutes: Oct. 6

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Word of the Day

    contravene kon-truh-VEEN (transitive verb) To act or be counter to; to violate; to oppose in argument; to contradict. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Bark to work!

    http://www.dogstudio.be/barktowork/

    If for no other reason, play this game to make dogs bark to the tune of “Beetlejuice.”

    Number to Know

    $75,000: On this date in 1927, the first prominent talking movie, “The Jazz Singer,” opened. Al Jolson took the lead role, signing a $75,000 contract — nearly $1 million in 2013 U.S. dollars.

    This Day in History

    Oct. 6, 2007: Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Arcade Fire member William Butler (31)

    Daily Quote

    “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

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