Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Clement KLEM-unt (adj.) Inclined to be merciful; lenient; mild -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

AVAC
www.avac.org

World AIDS Vaccine Day is marked to promote the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV and AIDS. AVAC, a nonprofit advocacy group, works to raise awareness of this need. Visit the group’s site for the latest research and to learn how you can help.

Number to Know

33 million: Estimated number of people worldwide who have AIDS, according to the World Health Organization. Today is World AIDS Vaccine Day.

This Day in History

May 18, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress/writer Tina Fey (40)

Daily Quote

“Every morning when Alaskans wake up, one of the first things they do is look ­outside to see if there are any ­Russians hanging around. If they are, you gotta ask them, ‘What are you doing here?’ If they can’t give you a good reason it’s our responsibility to say, ‘Shoo, get back over there.’” – Tina Fey as Sarah Palin