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Oddities News Archive - October 06, 2009

(Editor's note: Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're tackling motherhood in the 21st century -- or being tackled by it. This is the latest in a series of reflections by UPI writers.) SKOKIE, Ill., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A friend once euphemistically referred to my style as intensive parenting.

Today is Tuesday Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2009 with 86 to follow. The moon is waning. The morning star is Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra.

Today is Monday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2009 with 80 to follow. This is Columbus Day in the United States. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.