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Smart hiking is safe hiking
Smart hiking is safe hiking

Oct. 23, 2020 - Whether it is a day hike or even just a few hours on a trail, it's wise to carefully plan any outdoor outing. During the past month, Grand Canyon National Park rangers have responded to 51 search and rescue incidents and 37 medical evacuations requiring a helicopter.

Word of the Day
assistance: noun;help; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of October 19

delves: verb; looks into; studies, explores;
Let's hope for the luck of the Irish - and follow COVID-19 guidelines

identify: verb; name, reveal;
Hurricane Delta has eye on Mississippi River delta

recorded: verb; noted, measured;
Hurricane Sally to make landfall tonight or early tomorrow

simmering: verb; cooking on low heat;
Distracted cooking can be disastrous

Today In History

October 23

1941: Library of Congress: The Senate passed a $5.98 billion supplemental Lend-Lease Bill bringing the United States one step closer to direct involvement in World War II. The Lend-Lease Act, approved by Congress in March 1941, had given President Roosevelt virtually unlimited authority to direct material aid such as ammunition, tanks, airplanes, trucks, and food to the war effort in Europe without violating the nation's official position of neutrality. President Roosevelt, who favored U.S. intervention in WWII, advocated creating the program as a way to provide indirect support for the Allies without engaging the U.S. in a war for which there was not yet overwhelming public support. The United States formally entered the war itself in December 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

1925: Johnny Carson, comedian and host of The Tonight Show for thirty years from 1962-1992, was born in Iowa.

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