Word of the Day

Blench BLENCH (verb) To draw back or turn aside from lack of courage, flinch -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

My Very Worst Date

As the site says, “love is a battlefield,” and here you can laugh with others who have been unlucky in love. The website is no longer posting new tales, but there is a trove of disastrous-date stories to read.

Number to Know

1.8 million: The number of female veterans in 2008, according to www.census.gov.

This Day in History

Nov. 3, 1913: The United States introduces an income tax.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress/comedian Roseanne Barr (60)

Daily Quote

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” - Elmer Davis