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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Morning Minutes, April 19

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  • Word of the Day
    slake sleyk verb; to allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying; to make less active, vigorous, intense, etc.: His calm manner slaked their enthusiasm; to cause disintegration of (lime) by treatment with water.
    — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    The Thirst project
    http://www.thirstproject.org
    Water is the problem. Water is the solution. The Thirst Project brings safe, clean water to rural areas around the world building fresh water wells and raising awareness of the problem of thirst.
    Number to Know
    10: In 1927, Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play “Sex.”
    This Day in History
    April 19, 1956: Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player, 27
    Daily Quote
    “Women’s natural role is to be a pillar of the family.” — Grace Kelly

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