A quick start to the day.

Today's forecast

Mostly cloudy, high of 35.

Word of the day

rostrum [ros-truhm] (noun) any platform, stage, or the like, for public speaking.

TV trivia

In “All In The Family,” what part of New York did the Bunkers live?

A. Long Island

B. Brooklyn

C. Queens

D. The Bronx

(Answer at bottom of column)

Number to know

1: In Sweden, only 1 percent of its garbage ends up in a landfill.

This day in history

Dec. 25, 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev announces that he is resigning as president of the Soviet Union.

Featured birthday

Singer Jimmy Buffett (72)

Quote of the day

“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” - Harry S. Truman

Trivia answer

C. Queens