Morning Minute for June 7, 2010

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

    Word of the Day

    Embezzle im-BEZZ-ul (verb) To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use -- www.merriam-webster.com

    Website of the Day

    Letters of Note

    www.lettersofnote.com

    Featuring "correspondence deserving of a wider audience," this site collects fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. From the famous to the unknown, the letters offer a glimpse into history and other people's lives.

    Number to Know

    $30 million: Amount of money that the winning World Cup team will be awarded this year.

    This Day in History

    June 7, 1975: Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Michael Cera (22)

    Daily Quote

    "Poetry is life distilled." - Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who was born on this date in 1917.