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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 9

  • 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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  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 9

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

    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

    Actress Mia Farrow (68)

    Daily Quote

    "Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job." - Adlai Stevenson
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