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Word of the Day

Paean PEE-un (noun) A joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving or triumph; a work that praises or honors its subject; encomium, tribute -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Celebrate the birthday of our 33rd president with this website. Browse Truman’s diary, read his proclamations or view political cartoons from his time in office. There’s even a special section for kids, with fun games and activities.

Number to Know

80: Percentage of women 40 to 44 who had given birth as of 2006, according to Census.gov. In 1976, 90 percent of women in that age group had given birth.

This Day in History

May 8, 1945: World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

Today’s Featured Birthday

“Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert (46)

Daily Quote

“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” - Jane Sellman