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The Telegram
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, December 4

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Rapper Jay-Z (43) Word of the Day Ululate ULL-yuh-layt (verb) Howl, wail — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day Star gazing ww...
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  • Word of the Day
    Ululate ULL-yuh-layt (verb) Howl, wail — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Star gazing
    www.stardate.org
    This time of year generally brings about the best conditions for spotting stars, planets and constellations in the night sky. Visit this site for weekly tips on where to look for the best star-gazing opportunities.
    Number to Know
    $5.1 billion: The value of U.S. toy imports including stuffed toys (including dolls), puzzles and electric trains from China between January and August 2010. China was the leading country of origin for stuffed toys coming into this country, as well as for a number of other popular holiday gifts. These include roller skates ($37 million), sports footwear ($218 million) and basketballs ($32 million). China leads Thailand as the leading supplier of ice skates ($9 million versus $6 million), with Canada ranking third ($4 million). — Census.gov
    This Day in History
    Dec. 4, 1980: English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Rapper Jay-Z (43)
    Daily Quote
    “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” — Mary Ellen Chase
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