Leesville resident, James F. Bricker receives a Department of the Army length of Service Award, upon completing 25 years of Federal Government service. From Leesville Leader Jan.-Apr. 1981.


Word of the Day

Pianistic pee-uh-NISS-tik (adj.) Of, relating to or characteristic of the piano; skilled in or well adapted to piano playing -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

League of American Bicyclists
www.bikeleague.org

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Celebrate National Bike to Work Day and commute on two wheels instead of four. This site will help you find bike clubs and other resources in your community, and there's a guide to safe and courteous biking.

Number to Know

15: If you ride a bicycle on a four-mile round trip instead of drive your car, you keep 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air, according to WorldWatch Institute. Today is National Bike to Work Day and the last day in Bike to Work Week.

This Day in History

May 21, 1927: Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Today's Featured Birthday

Actor Mr. T (58)

Daily Quote

"Everything started as a dream. You gotta have insight, know what you want. You gotta have a plan. Like I tell anybody, if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail." - Mr. T