Thought for today: Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money — Anonymous.


Thought for today: Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money — Anonymous.

Today’s birthdays: James Gibbs, Scottish architect (1682-1754); Richard Arkwright, English inventor (1732-1792); Sarah Breedlove Walker, U.S. philanthropist (1867-1919); Joseph Smith, U.S. founder of the Mormon Church (1805-1844); Jose Greco, Spanish dancer-choreographer (1918-2000); Silvia, queen of Sweden (1944--); Akihito, emperor of Japan (1933--); Eddie Vedder, U.S. musician (1964--).

Today is: Wednesday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2009. There are 8 days left in the year.