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  • Morning Minutes: Oct. 27

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  • Word of the Day
    Rectilinear rek-tuh-LINN-ee-er (adj.) Moving in or forming a straight line; characterized by straight lines - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Zombie movies
    Hollywood has an obsession with the undead, and ZMDB documents it. Their main website won’t be launched until Oct. 31, but you can get a preview at their Facebook page.
    Number to Know
    89: Percent of people who believe in miracles, according to a Harris Poll.
    This Day in History
    Oct. 27, 1992: Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler Jr. is murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating debate about gays in the military that resulted in the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actress Ruby Dee (88)
    Daily Quote
    “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.” - Judith Viorst
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