A quick start to the day.

Today's forecast

Sunny, high of 68.

Word of the day

rampike [ram-pahyk] (noun) a dead tree, especially the bleached skeleton or splintered trunk of a tree killed by fire, lightning, or wind.

Film trivia

Which actor in the movie “Predator” spent his free time on set writing “The Last Boy Scout?”

A. Arnold Schwarzenegger

B. Shane Black

C. Carl Weathers

D. Bill Duke

(Answer at bottom of column)

Number to know

70: The average age of Japanese farmers is 70.

This day in history

April 24, 1800: President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress,” thus establishing the Library of Congress.

Featured birthday

Pop singer Kelly Clarkson (35)

Quote of the day

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” — Ellen Glasgow

Trivia answer

B. Shane Black