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Word of the Day


What It Is:

Fear or distrust of ideas or of reason

About the Word:

The Greek idea comes from the verb idein, meaning to see.

That connection between thought and vision also appears in a phrase used to express understanding: “I see.”

Bozo Criminal of the Day

Bozo criminal for today comes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where bozo Ryan Duncan broke into a residence and stole 22 items, worth more than $2000. And just when it looked like he might have committed the perfect crime, police noticed a small blue piece of paper underneath the kitchen window that had been pried open. And it was not just any old piece of paper, either. This particular blue piece of paper happened to be a warrant for our bozo’s arrest, complete with his name and home address on it. He’s busted!

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Day in History

1878 – A group of 100 lawyers got together at Saratoga Springs, New York and formed the American Bar Association.

1912 – The first boy reached the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America program. He was Arthur R. Eldred of Oceanside, NY.

1929 – The Chicago Cardinals became the first professional football team to go out of town for training camp. The team started practice in Coldwater, MI.

1992 – U.S. marshals moved onto the property of Randy Weaver in Ruby Ridge, Idaho and began a shoot out. Weaver’s 14-year old son, Sammy, was killed, as was Marshall Bill Degan. Federal agents were then held at bay for 11 days and before it ended Weaver’s wife was shot dead. The battle began when officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Randy Weaver on weapons charges.

2000 – Rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended. Divers announced that none of the 118 sailors survived the massive explosion that sank the sub.


1904 – (William Allen) Count Basie bandleader: April in Paris, Open the Door Richard; composer: One O’Clock Jump, Jumpin’ at the Woodside; died Apr 26, 1984

1923 – Chris Schenkel sportscaster: CBS Sports; ABC Sports: host of Pro Bowlers Tour for 33 years; Lifetime Achievement Emmy [1993]; died Sep 11, 2005

1924 – Jack (John Francis) Buck Radio Hall of Fame sportscaster: St. Louis Cardinals, CBS, ABC, NBC; died June 18, 2002

1936 – Wilt (Wilton) Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Famer: NBA MVP Award: Philadelphia Warriors [1960], Philadelphia 76ers [1966, 1967, 1968]; died Oct 12, 1999

1938 – Kenny (Kenneth Donald) Rogers Grammy and CMA Award-winning singer: She Believes in Me, Lady, Lucille, Islands in the Stream [w/Dolly Parton], What are We Doin’ in Love [w/Dottie West], Through the Years, We’ve Got Tonight [w/Sheena Easton], You Decorated My Life, Coward of the County, The Gambler; groups: The Kirby Stone Four, The New Christy Minstrels, The First Edition; actor: The Gambler series

1951 – Glenn Hughes musician: bass guitar; singer: group: Deep Purple: Hush, Kentucky Woman, Black Night, Speed King, Child in Time, Strange Kind of Woman

1952 – Joe Strummer (John Mellors) musician: guitar, singer: group: The Clash: 1977, Capital Radio, Career Opportunities, I’m So Bored with the USA, Police and Thieves, Complete Control, [White Man] in Hammersmith Palais, English Civil War, Stay Free, Brand New Cadillac, Death or Glory, Jimmy Jazz; died Dec 22, 2002

1956 – Kim Cattrall actress: Breaking Point, Wild Palms, Police Academy, The Bastard, The Rebels, Mannequin, Live Nude Girls

1959 – Jim McMahon football: quarterback: Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears: Super Bowl XX

1967 – Carrie-Anne Moss actress: Mission: Impossible III, The Chumscrubber, Suspect Zero, The Matrix series, Sledge: The Untold Story, Chocolat

1975 – Alicia Witt actress; Cybill, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Four Rooms, Hotel Room, also singer.

1989 – Hayden Panettiere actress: Heroes, Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy, Scream 4, Remember the Titans

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